Lottery jackpot closes in on record for Friday drawing

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Mega Millions drawing for Friday will be worth an estimated $548 million. There were no winners in the Tuesday drawing, the winning numbers for Tuesday were 54-22-39-20-60, Mega Ball- 18 and the Megaplier was 3x.The record jackpot was $656 million split between winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland in 2012.Plea play responsibly.last_img

Gavitt breaks school record in triple jump at state qualifier

first_imgThe Cazenovia girls track and field team capped a highly successful season with a series of outstanding performances at the Section III  state championship qualifier meet held last Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.This time around, the Lakers were competing against athletes from all 82 Division II schools (under 600 enrollment) in the section for the honor of representing Central New York at this weekend’s state championships in Middletown.And they did well as the Lakers were among the top finishers in multiple events, set six new season best marks and broke a school record as they ended their 2019 campaign. Savannah Johnson also had a superb end to her junior season, competing in three events and achieving personal bests in two of them. She anchored the 4×100 meter relay of Grace Dolan, Caryn Gagnon and Chloe Smith to a fifth place finish in the region in 52.81 seconds, just short of their season best.Johnson returned to excel in the 100-meter dash, setting new personal marks in both the semis and the finals with a seventh place finish in 13.04 seconds. She capped the meet with a career-best, fifth-place time of 27.19 seconds in the 200 meter dash.Sophomore Lili Gavitt finished second among all Division II pentathletes with a personal best total of 2,382 points. She was near her season best performance in all five events, highlighted by a personal record of 17.23 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles. She added a 4’9 ¾”  4-high jump, a 23’6” shot effort, a 14’10 ½” long jump and a 2:52.99 in the 800-meter run for the outstanding point total.Senior Paige Hunt capped her distinguished track career for the Lakers with a sixth place, 9 foot effort in the pole vault. She equaled her personal best with the vault and had three close attempts at 9’6”, which would have tied the school record. Hunt has been a perennial leader in multiple events including the vault, high jump, throws and sprints.Peyton Basic completed a break-out Junior season which saw her emerge as one of the best 400 meter runners in the section, earning fifth place in 1:03.73. Fellow Junior Claire Edwards followed up on her sectional title in the discus last week with a seventh place, 90’7” effort at the qualifier.Freshman Melanie Michael closed out a brilliant first varsity season with a ninth place, 17.41 effort in the 100 meter hurdles.  Junior Molly Hart closed out her season as the Lakers’ leading distance runner with a 12th place, 8:27.83 finish in the 2000 meter steeplechase.The strong showing at the state qualifier meet capped an outstanding 2019 campaign for the Lady Lakers as they finished the regular season undefeated, winning the OHSL Liberty-National division title. They also won the OHSL Liberty championship meet and finished second at the sectional Class B-2 championships.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Senior captain Maddy Gavitt led the team with two brilliant performances in the jumps. She finished second overall in the triple jump and broke her own school record with a leap of 36 feet 2 inches on her final attempt.Gavitt was equally impressive in the long jump, once again saving her best for last as she hit 17’5” on her final jump to finish second in that event as well.Just 1 ½ inches from the school record, the leap met the elite standard to advance to the State Championship, an honor Gavitt had to decline as the meet falls on the same night as Cazenovia’s Senior Ball. Gavitt ends her career as the top overall jumper in Laker history with school records in both indoor and outdoor track.center_img Tags: Cazenoviagirls track and fieldlast_img read more

COLUMN: Upcoming game gives basketball major shot

first_imgMen’s basketball welcomes the Oregon schools to Los Angeles this week riding a four-game winning run. Though the Beavers and No. 5 Ducks will aim to snap it in the coming days, the Trojans’ current three-week streak has impressed me even more than their 14 consecutive victories to open the season: USC could have easily compiled a losing record from its games against Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State. The Bruins were a heavy favorite before getting upset at the Galen Center, and USC has struggled away from home under head coach Andy Enfield (13-28 since the 2013-2014 season). Yet the Trojans came away with wins in all of those games, perhaps putting the rest of the nation on notice in the process.But victories over the unranked Washington teams may not be enough to convince everyone that the USC team that showed up against UCLA was for real; after all, the Trojans have also gotten resoundingly thumped at Oregon and Utah. That makes this weekend massive for Enfield’s squad. A win over the Beavers is a must, but Oregon’s visit on Saturday is an opportunity. Last year’s Trojan side stumbled across the finish line, going 4-of-7 in the final month of the season, and they paid the price in the NCAA tournament, dropping to a No. 8 seed, getting matched up with a Kris Dunn-led Providence team and exiting in the first round. In truth, it likely wouldn’t have mattered much anyway, as No. 1 seed and eventual finalists North Carolina breezed past the Friars two days later — but it was a bitter pill to swallow nonetheless.If history isn’t to repeat itself, USC needs to carve out an easier path for itself in March Madness, and that starts with a strong finish to the regular season. Another top-10 upset at home would be one heck of a resume builder. But more importantly, the Trojans run the gantlet after Oregon, playing three straight games on the road against No. 9 UCLA, No. 10 Arizona and Arizona State. Almost any team in the country might expect to go 1-2 against those teams, if not worse, which means a loss to the Ducks on Saturday could send USC into a tailspin heading into postseason play. A win, on the other hand, might just give the team key momentum to pull a surprise or two during its road trip.It isn’t easy beating Oregon, though. Enfield has actually never triumphed over the Ducks since taking the reins at USC — even within the friendly confines of the Galen Center (where Enfield owns a 43-20 record). Having said that, there is buzz surrounding his program that the Trojans may finally be ready to make the leap to national relevance. What better way to announce their arrival than by finally edging fifth-ranked Oregon?From this perspective, sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright’s return from long-term knee injury couldn’t have come at a better time for the Trojans. Boatwright is arguably his team’s biggest offensive asset, but his size also gives USC’s undersized defense a boost, as evidenced by his seven rebounds at Washington State. This also takes some pressure off sophomore forward Chimezie Metu, who had spent long stretches as the Trojans’ sole big man on the floor during Boatwright’s absence. With a large contingent of USC’s roster playing its first season with the Trojans, there may have been concerns about how smoothly Boatwright would reenter his new-look team, but his career-high scoring night off the bench last week emphatically put such doubts to rest. It’s tough to say whether or not his recovery will be enough to push the squad past an Oregon side that beat USC by 23 points in Eugene earlier this season, but we’ll know the answer soon enough.Perhaps it was a little presumptuous to call Saturday’s game an opportunity; it could also be a precarious tipping point for a still-developing USC team. But a win over the Ducks would firmly establish the Trojans on the national radar. You simply couldn’t ignore them if they claimed the scalps of two of the top three teams in the Pac-12 standings. A strong follow-up road trip would be a bonus but not necessary; USC would already be cemented as a leading conference team.All things considered, however, the Trojans would do well to ignore me and not put the cart ahead of the wagon. At the end of the day, even an upset on Saturday would be for naught if Enfield’s squad can’t take care of business tonight against Oregon State. The beaver hunt comes first — then we can move on to the Ducks.Oliver Jung is a junior studying print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor for the Daily Trojan. His column, Jung Money, runs on Thursdays.last_img read more

Frot Group Redeems N1m Pledge for Wheelchair B’ball Championship

first_imgIn particular, Olopade, a former Sports Commissioner in Ogun State, was full of praise for the owner of Frot Group, Frank Momoh for redeeming his pledge of N1 million.He said: “Frank Momoh is one of the pillars we have in wheelchair basketball. He has been supporting the Victor Ochei Wheelchair basketball championship in the last four years. As we speak, he has redeemed the N1million pledge he made towards this year’s edition and we are very grateful to him. I can also tell you that some other Nigerians are coming to our support. We will make this year’s edition a memorable one,” Olopade stated.Apart from his support for wheelchair basketball, Frank Momoh is also a supporter of table tennis and football. He was the only Nigerian who gave financial support to the duo of Segun Toriola and Aruna Quadri during their preparation for the on-going Rio Olympics Games.Momoh also gave the sum of $2,500 to Aruna Quadri for reaching the quarterfinal stage at the Olympics.Meanwhile, over 15 states have entered for this year’s Victor Ochei wheelchair basketball championship, while Ghana, Benin Republic, Togo and Cameroun are expected to participate. There are indications that some para-military teams might be part of this year’s edition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the annual Hon. Victor Ochei Wheelchair Basketball Championship have promised to make this year’s edition of the competition a memorable one. Former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Ochei, bankrolls the Championship.This year’s edition was originally billed to hold between September 19 -24 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, but the President of Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria, Bukola Olopade said yesterday that it had been moved to October 3-8 to allow the players focus on the forth coming Paralympics Games in Rio, Brazil in September.Olopade hinted that some sports-loving Nigerians, who pledged various financial supports towards the successful hosting of this year’s edition of the championship, have started to redeem it.last_img read more

FIFA RANKING: Nigeria Drop One Step, Now 35th Position in the…

first_imgSuper Eagles However, in spite of the drop, Nigeria still occupy the third spot in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who are placed 20th and 29th with 1,546 and 1,495 points, respectively.On the global scene, although, 184 recent international matches have left their mark on the latest ranking with those at the very top remain unaffected by the movement around them.In the current rating, Algeria, Morocco, Guinea, Libya and Bangladesh played the most matches of four each but it was South Sudan and Nicaragua that are the biggest movers by points.Both nations moved 11 places in the new ranking which took them to 162nd position. The new height was achieved when South Sudan secured 1-0 and 2-1 wins over Seychelles in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.Sao Tome and Principe’s two wins over Mauritius in Nations Cup qualifying saw them leap 10 places up to 180th.The losses for Mauritius mean they fell 12 spots to 173 in the world, the biggest overall drop on the October rankings.The big moves came lower down the list as those nations played in the competitive qualifiers while other were involved in friendlies, which carry less weight in the ranking calculations.Meanwhile, retained its top position and followed by world champion, France and Brazil followed in the third position.But the most significant rises are to be found further down the ranking, where the in-form quartet of Ukraine (22nd, up 3), Japan (28th, up 3), Turkey (32nd, up 4) and Russia (37th, up 5) are among the more notable climbers.The next FIFA ranking would be released on the 21st of November and with Super Eagles involved in a competitive AFCON 2021 qualifying matches against Republic of Benin and Lesotho but they win both matches, it may push the nation higher depending the result of matches of other teams ahead in the placement.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi Solaja with Agency reportsInspite of the two draws secured by the Super Eagles during the recent FIFA windows following 1-1 scoreline with Ukraine and the high profile friendly match against Brazil over two weeks ago, Nigeria still dropped by one spot in the latest ranking released by the World Soccer ruling body Thursday.According to the FIFA report monitored by ThisdaySports last night, Nigeria is now in 35th position as against 34th it placed in last month’s ranking and the nation garnered 1,481 points as against 1482 recorded in September.last_img read more

Buffon Bows Out Of International Football On A Low

first_imgLegendary Italian goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon has bowed out of international football with the Azzuriis on a low following the team’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.The Juventus shot stopper had previously revealed that he would retire from the Italian national team after Russia 2018 however the team’s playoff defeat to Sweden has ensured that the retirement is coming seven months earlier.Italy could not overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg as they played out a goalless draw with the Swedes at the San Siro to send the Scandinavian country through to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. RelatedItaly Legend Gianluigi Buffon Retires From FootballJune 5, 2019In “France”PSG Sign Veteran Goalkeeper Gianlugi BuffonJuly 6, 2018In “Europe”Buffon Too Scared to Quit PSGFebruary 2, 2019In “France” Speaking after the game at the San Siro, an emotional Buffon said: “I’m not sorry for myself but all of Italian football. We failed at something which also means something on a social level.“There’s regret at finishing like that, not because time passes.” he added.The 175-cap team captain further said: “We have pride, strength and we’re stubborn. We know how to get back up again as we’ve always done. I’m leaving an Italy side that will know how to speak for itself.“Hugs to everyone, especially those I’ve shared this wonderful journey with.” he concluded.last_img read more

Dodgers lose in dramatic fashion in 10 innings, completing Houston Astros’ sweep

first_imgGreinke was the losing pitcher Saturday despite allowing three hits over seven innings. Kershaw allowed one run over eight innings Sunday and was in line for the win when Kenley Jansen entered in the ninth inning with the Dodgers leading 2-1.Making his first appearance in seven days, Jansen allowed a leadoff single by Astros rookie Carlos Correa, who stole second base and scored on an RBI single by Marwin Gonzalez. It was Jansen’s second blown save of the season.“Just got lucky today,” said Jansen, who was admittedly frustrated. “Two bulls— hits. What can I do? I can’t beat myself up.”Chris Hatcher (1-5) faced two batters in the 10th inning. He threw eight pitches, all fastballs. Castro hit the last one just above the yellow stripe atop the left-field wall at Minute Maid Park. HOUSTON >> Having baseball’s highest payroll does not ensure immunity from being no-hit, as the Dodgers demonstrated Friday, or even heartbreaking losses like Sunday’s, when Jason Castro’s home run in the 10th inning gave the Houston Astros a 3-2 win.Still, money has its perks. Prior to this week the Dodgers hadn’t lost five games in a row since May 2013, and hadn’t been swept in a series in which both Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke started since August of last year. Suddenly, even regular-season consistency is beyond the grasp of the Dodgers’ mighty budget.“I do look at it like missed opportunities when those guys pitch,” manager Don Mattingly said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img All five of the Dodgers’ losses have come on the road, dropping their record away from Dodger Stadium to 25-36.The bullpen isn’t totally to blame. The Dodgers were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position Sunday, bringing their tally on the road trip to 2 for 26. The Dodgers have traded for Chase Utley and hired Ron Roenicke to coach third base. They have benched Joc Pederson and made Kiké Hernandez their starting center fielder, a move Mattingly made official Sunday morning. Try as they might, the Dodgers have only fallen farther in the standings this week – now 1 1/2 games ahead of the second-place San Francisco Giants.“I hope we’re panicking a little bit,” said Kershaw, who didn’t walk a batter and struck out 10. “I think panic’s a good thing, to a certain extent. It’s August whatever it is and we have five weeks … There need to be a sense of urgency. Maybe that’s better to say than panic.”The Dodgers got a run in the first inning when Chase Utley doubled off the base of the left-field wall, went to third on a wild pitch, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner. Houston right-hander Lance McCullers allowed a double to A.J. Ellis in the fifth inning, followed by two wild pitches that allowed Ellis to move up one base, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.Kershaw didn’t allow a runner past second base until the sixth inning, when Jose Altuve hit a double to left field, fair by mere inches. Gomez followed with a single, sending Altuve to third.The next batter, Carlos Correa, hit a ground ball back to the mound that Kershaw attempted to glove with his backhand. The ball bounced off his leg and Altuve scored, bringing the Astros within 2-1.“I’ve got to make that play,” Kershaw said. “It was like a changeup, almost. I kind of reacted too fast and my foot got in the way of my glove. That’s a double-play ball right there. That would have stopped the damage.”Altuve was 6 for 11 in the three-game series and scored three runs.last_img read more

Orders of Merit cancelled for 2020

first_img Tags: Orders of Merit England Golf regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Orders of Merit.Due to a number of key ranking events at home and abroad being called off as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is not possible to run meaningful Orders of Merit across the six categories – boys, girls, men, women, senior men and senior women.The Orders of Merit will return in 2021.England Golf’s revised championships programme for 2020 remains in place and is scheduled to commence on 28 July with the Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships at Woodhall Spa. 9 Jun 2020 Orders of Merit cancelled for 2020 last_img read more

Stephen Curry shoots 1-over 71 in Tour event

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “This time, it took me until hole No. 8 or 9 to really just get comfortable, especially on the greens,” Curry said. “Again, you can’t simulate that pressure standing over 10-foot putts, 5-foot putts, knowing they count, and how many of them for me were for pars early. That was a hard part to adjust to, but once you get in a groove, good things happen.”Curry made his fourth bogey at the par-3 second, then two-putted for birdie on the third. He celebrated with a lighthearted hug with caddie Jonnie West, a Warriors employee and TPC Stonebrae member.“It took me six holes last year to get my first one and it took me 12 holes this year,” Curry said. “I had to wait a little bit. It was a nice relief to see a putt go in.”He made a 10-foot birdie putt on the seventh, then hit a 9-iron from 148 yards on the eighth that ricocheted off the pin and settled 5 feet short of the hole to set up a birdie.“Yeah, there’s one of those off the face, hit it flush and it was on line,” Curry said. “I see it hit — or I hear the pin rattle — and that was a cool moment. I didn’t know how close it landed. When I walked up there, literally was an inch away from dunking it. Out here I don’t get many dunks.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Playing as an amateur, Curry was eight shots behind leaders Adam Long and Seth Reeves with the afternoon wave still on the course. Last year, Curry shot 74-74 to tie for 148th and miss the cut by 11 shots.Playing alongside Tour winners Martin Trainer and Cameron Champ in the round that began on No. 10, Curry slightly pulled his iron off the tee into the first cut of rough, up against a sprinkler head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I can’t play this hole without getting a ruling,” he joked, referencing the opening tee shot last year that wound up in a drink cup inside a cart left of the hole.He made par and also parred the next two before stumbling with bogeys on Nos. 13, 15 and 16. NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tees off on the ninth hole during Round One of the Ellie Mae Classic at TBC Stonebrae on August 9, 2018 in Hayward, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPHAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry rallied with three birdies to shoot a 1-over 71 on Thursday in the first round of the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.Making his second appearance in the $600,000 event at TPC Stonebrae, the Golden State Warriors star rebounded from a bogey on the second hole with a birdie on the par-5 third . He added birdies on the par-4 seventh and eighth — hitting the flagstick on No. 8 — and closed with a par on No. 9.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ He three-putted for par on the par-5 ninth.“It was fun to be able to hit some decent shots early, and from there turn it into actual scoring, which was good,” Curry said.Trainer shot 69, and Champ had a 68.“It was impressive,” said Trainer, atwo-time winner this year. “His game as a whole was really impressive. It really surprised me. Obviously, he’s not as sharp because I don’t think he plays as much as we do.”Champ won the Utah Championship last month and leads the tour in driving distance.“It was definitely a good experience,” Champ said. “Obviously, all the fans shouting his name and whatnot. It was good just to see his game, too. I was very impressed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

PRRD to hold special board meeting this Wednesday on state of agriculture

first_imgAt a board meeting on November 14, Director for Electoral Area B, Karen Goodings, made the recommendation that the Board supports farmers affected by the weather. According to the Regional District, the purpose of the meeting is to receive information from local agricultural groups regarding the difficult conditions faced this year by local producers due to unfavourable weather conditions. – Advertisement -Fellow directors agreed that it was important to support the farmers and it was decided that a special meeting should be held before making a decision on how to support the farmers. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will be holding a special board meeting this Wednesday, November 27, regarding the state of crops in the Region. The special meeting is taking place this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Regional District office in Dawson Creek.last_img read more