first_imgiStock(WASHINGTON) — A Washington State University student died four hours before fellow fraternity members first called 911 to report that he was unresponsive, investigators revealed Wednesday.Sam Martinez, a 19-year-old freshman, died at the Alpha Tau Omega house in Pullman, Washington, at about 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 12, according to Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers. Police said classmates called 911 at around 8:30 a.m., saying Martinez was “unconscious and not breathing.”Fellow fraternity members had attempted to perform CPR on the young man, but medics ultimately pronounced him dead at the scene, according to the Pullman Police Department.The department said alcohol may have played a role in the student’s death, but the Whitman County Coroner’s Office, which is investigating the case, has yet to make an official determination on the cause and manner of his death. The office said it will take at least two months to complete the investigation.At this time, investigators don’t believe the incident meets the definition of hazing, police said.Washington State University described the student’s death as “heartbreaking” in a statement last week. School counselors and student affairs staff have met with “those most closely affected by this tragic loss,” the university said.All fraternities and sororities on campus have self-imposed an immediate suspension of social events for the rest of the semester amid the ongoing investigation.“Washington State University will be working with the Pullman Police Department and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity in the coming days to investigate the circumstances surrounding this death,” the school said in a statement. “Today, however, we are focused on supporting the student’s family and our University community.”The Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity, headquartered in Indianapolis, released a brief statement last week, saying in part, “Alpha Tau Omega mourns the death of a member who passed away overnight. The chapter is working with local officials and university administrators in their investigation.”Martinez’s death came just two days after a San Diego State University freshman, Dylan Hernandez, died after leaving a fraternity gathering. Hernandez fell off a bunk bed following an event at the Phi Gamma Delta house on campus. All 14 fraternities at the school were suspended in the wake of his death.Separately, an Arizona State University student, Ivan Aguirre, was found dead Nov. 11 at the Greek Leadership Village, but school officials have not released details about the circumstances of his death.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgAfter nearly four months since its last game in the University of Wisconsin Field House, the UW volleyball team split a hard-fought four-game match with in-state rival UW-Milwaukee 32-30, 30-32, 30-25, 28-30 Wednesday evening. “It’s exciting,” Jocelyn Wack said of playing in front of the home crowd again. “It’s something to look forward to in the fall. Really, the fall is going to come fast. We’re looking forward to it, and it’s going to be a fun year.”Despite a poor serving game — the Badgers had five service errors — Wisconsin was able to edge out UWM in the first game.The second game was close as well. With the game tied at 12, the Badgers went on an 8-4 run to separate themselves a little bit from the Panthers. The game went back and forth until the Badgers got within one point of going up 2-0 at 29-24, but they were not able to put the Panthers away. Milwaukee went on 8-1 to close the game.”[I’m] not too happy about that. … We have put it away and that starts with the passing,” head coach Pete Waite said. “All you need is a side-out or a score, and you win the game. Normally in the fall those are the kind of things that we do.”Brittany Dolgner and Katherine Dykstra led the Badgers to a Game 3 win with five and four kills, respectively. In the fourth game, neither team was able to go on any sort of run, and the largest lead either team held was by three points. With the game tied at 26, UW defensive specialist/libero Megan Mills’ serve went into the net and gave UWM a lead it would not relinquish.”We would make some good plays and come back and serve in the net,” Waite said of his team’s play. “We just can’t do that. We gave away way too many unforced errors on our side, and that’s just free points for them”With Audra Jeffers sitting out to rest her back, Caity DuPont having back surgery and Morgan Salow out with mononucleosis, several players were given the opportunity to have more court time and play in different positions. One of the players in a new position was Wack. Normally the team’s libero, Wack started all four games and played on the left side, a position she hasn’t played since high school.”It was kind of bittersweet. I used to hit in high school all the time,” Wack said. “It’s really fun while I get the chance to. It just so happened the way the spring went with someone getting hurt and then someone getting sick, I was thrown into it, but I’ve embraced it and I’m having fun.”Despite playing on the left side, Wack still led all players with 26 digs. She also had 10 kills and two blocks in her return to the left side.”It was great to see Wack as an outside hitter,” Waite said. “She hasn’t been able to do that since high school. I’m sure she’s exhausted right now, because there is a lot more stress for the person who plays front row and back row. For her to hit and then come play in the back row, it’s a lot tougher than she’s used to.”With Wack playing left side, Waite switched between Mills and Amanda Berkley as the team’s libero.”Once we take [Wack] out of the libero spot, it means other people have to step up,” Waite said. “It’s real important for us to do that this spring.”Dykstra was one of the new people in the front row. After sitting out her freshman year, as a redshirt, she only played sparingly last year. Wednesday night, Dykstra played on the right side and was second on the team with 17 kills. “[Dykstra’s] a great athlete out there, and we’ve always known it,” Waite said. “She is starting to get her game up to speed with everybody else.”She is a very physical player, and each day she’s on the court for us, she is going to get better.”After redshirting last season, Nikki Klingsporn has seen some court time also, filling in for Jackie Simpson at setter. Klingsporn was able to distribute the ball to UW’s hitters, recording 24 assists in the two games she played. While she only had one service ace, Klingsporn was able to throw the Panthers off with her jump serve.”[Klingsporn’s] a great server,” Waite said. “She has been hitting her jump serve harder than she was last fall and that’s what we are looking for out of her. I thought she ran the offense well and really kept Milwaukee on their heels with her serve.”Maya Carroll also saw some extended playing time, starting at middle blocker in all four games and contributing with 10 kills and six blocks.”That’s what the spring is about,” said Waite of the different lineups. “Whether it’s our sport or football, you have to figure out on the court in the spring and who’s going to step up when people are out with injuries.”last_img read more

first_imgCHICAGO >> If only the Dodgers could intentionally walk destiny.Held in check for seven innings, the Dodgers rallied to tie the score off the heat missiles of Aroldis Chapman only to watch Game 1 of the National League Championship Series disappear into the Wrigleyville night.Miguel Montero hit a pinch-hit grand slam and Dexter Fowler followed with another home run as the Chicago Cubs exploded for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and beat the Dodgers 8-4 on Saturday night.Joe Blanton had unexpectedly turned into Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ most reliable reliever short of closer Kenley Jansen this season. But he picked a very bad time to morph back into his 2013 self, serving up the home runs to Montero and Fowler on back-to-back pitches. Turner bounced a ground ball down the third-base line that Bryant backed up and fielded deep behind the bag. He raced to third base but Toles beat him there with a head-first dive and Turner beat the throw to first.With the bases loaded and no outs, Maddon went to his closer and Chapman rewarded him by blowing gas past Corey Seager and Yasiel Puig. The slowest of Chapman’s eight pitches to those two batters was 99 mph. Six of the eight were over 100 mph.“I was just telling (Puig), ‘Stay short and think up the middle,’” Gonzalez said. “I was just looking for fastballs and trying to stay short and just touch the ball.”Oh, he got fastballs. Three of them, all over 100 mph. He laid the barrel of his bat on the third one (a 102.3 mph) and sent it back through the middle for a game-tying two-run single — the Dodgers’ first hit in 12 plate appearances with the bases loaded in this postseason and, according to MLB, only the eighth base hit on a pitch clocked at 102.3 mph or higher since the start of the 2008 season.It set up the Dodgers with a chance to steal the NLCS opener on the road and wake the echoes of past Cubs’ disappointments.“Big hit,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “And right there, yeah, I thought we were going to win the game.”Roberts’ faith in Blanton has been justified through most of 80 appearances this season (including five of the Dodgers’ first six postseason games). Not this time.He gave up a leadoff double to Ben Zobrist, got an out then intentionally walked Jason Heyward to face Javier Baez, who had already doubled twice in the game and stole home on an aborted squeeze play. It was the first steal of home by a Cub in the postseason since the 1907 World Series — which might qualify as the first 109-year small sample size given the infrequency of the Cubs’ postseason visits.That strategy worked when Baez flew out to right field. Knowing Chapman’s spot in the order was coming up, Roberts elected to intentionally walk pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan, forcing Maddon to make the decision to pinch-hit for Chapman. It worked in getting Chapman out of the game.“As they started moving down (their order) and you see the pitcher’s spot coming up and … the game was tied (and) you’re trying to figure out a way to win it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “What’s the best way to win that game? It’s to get (Chapman) out of the game. So I felt that if we did that, then the game was ours.”He was wrong.Maddon went to Montero, who was 2 for 11 in his career against Blanton (including 0 for 2 this season) and Blanton jumped ahead 0 and 2 with a pair of sliders. He intended to break another “back-foot slider” down and in to the left-handed Montero.It never got there.“Bases loaded, I’m going to go with my best pitch,” Blanton said. “I don’t hang a lot of sliders. … I got 0-2, that’s where I wanted to be. Bottom line, I just didn’t execute and got burned.”He got burned again on his next pitch, a first-pitch curveball to Fowler — “I didn’t think he’d be sitting off-speed on the first pitch,” Blanton said.The Dodgers’ had a mini-comeback started in the ninth when Toles drove in Joc Pederson with an RBI double. But Utley lined into a game-ending double play.“We’re going to fight until the end,” Gonzalez said. “They had that big inning in the eighth after we tied the game. They answered back — like good teams do. We answered back in the ninth. Obviously, we couldn’t get five.“We’ll be ready (Sunday). There will be no holding back. This actually gave us a lot of confidence. We know we can beat them.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “There were how many line drives. (Cubs center fielder Dexter) Fowler played a heckuva game,” Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said, leaving unspoken his own contribution to the Dodgers’ early frustration. He was thrown out trying to score from second base on a single to left field in an ill-advised two-out gamble by third-base coach Chris Woodward in third inning.“All those early outs … this game was meant for them to win, as hard as that is for me to say. But, you know what? They know we’re here to win and we’re going into (Sunday) with Kersh (Clayton Kershaw) on the mound, knowing we can beat them.”It certainly looked like the Cubs’ game to win.Left-hander — that again — Jon Lester had a stranglehold on the Dodgers for six innings, allowing just one run on a wind-aided pinch-hit home run by Andre Ethier in the fifth. Then Cubs manager Joe Maddon nearly got too smart for his own good, pulling Lester after those six innings and only 77 pitches in favor of the new must-have for the fall — matchup baseball with his bullpen (also laden with four left-handers).Andrew Toles led off the eighth inning with a single off Mike Montgomery. Chase Utley came off the bench to draw a walk off Pedro Strop, bringing up Justin Turner.last_img read more

first_imgChot chooses Gilas veterans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Cignal will once again parade the core of the Red Lions, fresh from their triumph in NCAA Season 93, with 2017 Aspirants’ Cup Season MVP Robert Bolick and hardworking forward Javee Mocon counted on to provide the leadership.The Hawkeyes edged Racal Motors in three games in the Aspirants’ Cup Finals last season before making it a championship double with a sweep of Centro Escolar University in the Foundation Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlready the winningest mentor in the developmental ranks, Fernandez pushed his PBA D-League title collection to eight championships.Cignal, however, has lost valuable members of its championship teams with Raymar Jose and Jason Perkins being picked in the top four of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft and Pamboy Raymundo and Oping Sumalinog joining Tanduay Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netReigning back-to-back titlist Cignal HD-San Beda will be returning to the PBA D-League after all.Coach Boyet Fernandez and his boys are returning to defend the throne for the Hawkeyes as they push the participating teams this upcoming 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup to 13 squads.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View commentscenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next The Hawkeyes’ entry also increased the number of school-based teams to eight this first conference, while also bringing the count of participants to a record-tying 13, the same number of teams which joined the 2011 Foundation Cup.Aside from Cignal, also joining this year are CEU, Tanduay, Marinerong Pilipino, Batangas-EAC, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum, JRU, AMA Online Education, Wangs Basketball, Gamboa Coffee Mix, and newcomers Perpetual, Powerball-St. Benilde, and Mila’s Lechon.The 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup tips off on January 18.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justicelast_img read more

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Lau Tsz Lai knocked down a triple with 32 seconds left for the go-ahead basket, 88-86, and import Marcus Elliot nailed two free throws for a four-point gap for Eastern with 10 seconds remaining.Hong Kong can send Alab packing with another win in Game 2, this time at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. A deciding game, if necessary, will be played in the Philippines on April 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAlab cut the deficit with a Renaldo Balkman basket and the Filipinos had one more opportunity when Hong Kong import OD Bassett committed a turnover in the next play.But a surprisingly tentative Ray Parks left his jumper short in the final play, allowing the visitors to escape with the victory. MOST READ LATEST STORIES FILE – Alab forward Ray Parks Jr. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueHong Kong Eastern put San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ title retention campaign in peril after a thrilling 90-88 victory Friday night in Game 1 of their ABL Season 9 quarterfinal series at Hoops Dome in Mandaue City.Beaten by Alab in the semifinals last season, Hong Kong scored a vengeful win on the road, rallying from 15 points down in the second half to move on the brink of advancing to the second round of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Google Philippines names new country director North battles South in All-Star Week’s main farecenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Alab seemed to be in cruise control when it erected a 15-point advantage, 61-46, in the third period after an inside basket by PJ Ramos. But Hong Kong found its stride from beyond the arc and made a game out of it in the final period.Parks hit a jumper for an 86-85 lead, before Lau’s big shot took the energy out of the Filipino ballclub.It was Alab’s fifth straight defeat as it continued to wobble following a spate of injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG target Doucoure hails Mbappe: I played with his brotherby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has hailed the quality of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.Doucoure is under consideration at PSG as a replacement for wantaway midfielder Adrien Rabiot.He told RMC: “The PSG player who impresses me the most? I think it’s Kylian Mbappé, he’s really a phenomenon, a crack. “I know very well his big brother Jirès (Kembo), with whom I played with in Rennes, and he was already talking about him. “But it’s true that I’m really impressed by what he’s doing. He is the player who impresses me the most yes.” last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement SOCAN member Netsena, from Fort Nelson, BC, received the award – which included a $10,000 cash prize, and airfare and accommodations to attend the award ceremonies in Winnipeg – from Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation, and Tim Laronde, Regional Manager of Indigenous Banking at TD.“I feel honoured to be selected for this award, and very grateful to everyone who worked to make this happen,” said Netsena. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement WINNIPEG, May 22, 2018 /CNW/ – The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of organizations, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented its very first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Jasmine Netsena at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. Twitter “This new award recognizes artistic excellence in songwriting achieved by an Indigenous music creator in Canada, and we’re proud to be able to partner with TD and the Indigenous Music Awards to celebrate Jasmine Netsena,” said Wall-Andrews. “It’s part of our ongoing, mutual effort with TD to foster, promote and diversify opportunities for music creators of Indigenous descent. We’re aiming to build inclusive grant and awards programming as diverse as the communities in which we live.”The Jury encompassed SOCAN Members: ShoShona Kish (Ontario), Alan Greyeyes (Manitoba), Celina Kalluk (Nunavut), and Moe Clark (Québec). The jury reviewed nearly 200 submissions.Applications to the 2019 TD Indigenous Songwriter Awards will open in the late fall of 2018; visit for more information about programs and awards.About Jasmine NetsenaMusic is Jasmine Netsena’s first language. From the age of five, the award-winning singer-songwriter, of the Dene and Tahltan Nations, learned to sing from her grandmothers in their Indigenous languages. Classical voice training only strengthened that bedrock, and Jasmine has been honing her songwriting and guitar skills for close to 15 years now. Jasmine released her debut album, Take You with Me, in 2014. For her second record, she uses her voice to uncover long-buried issues. The daughter of a residential school survivor, Jasmine wants to use music to add to the dialogue of inter-generational healing. Jasmine has charmed audiences in New York City, Nashville and across Canada. In 2014, she won Best Folk/Acoustic Album in the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, and was nominated for Indigenous Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She’s been featured on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) show Rising Stars, and has performed at the Grand Ole Northern Opry with Grammy Award winner Laurie Lewis. www.jasminenetsena.comAbout The SOCAN FoundationFounded in 1992, the SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. The organization is a part of the SOCAN Group of organizations and guided by a Board of Directors, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, and reflects concert music and popular music genres, as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. To learn more about the SOCAN Foundation and SOCAN, visit and TD Community GivingTD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2017, TD donated more than $107 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For further information, visit read more