Bruce slams Norwich’s Brady bids

first_img The Norfolk club want to add the 23-year-old Republic of Ireland wing-back to their squad after winning promotion back to the Barclays Premier League in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley. Bruce, though, is not about to let the Canaries land one of Hull’s key men on the cheap, despite their own relegation from the top flight. Press Association “Norwich have come in with bids for Robbie Brady, but I have to say they have been embarrassing,” Bruce said in the Hull Daily Mail. “The supporters should know the truth and Norwich came in two weeks ago with a bid of £2m, £2.5m and then £3m. “That’s ridiculous for someone who is 23, has played two years in the Premier League and has become a regular international. “When we have just got almost twice that for Tom Ince (who joined Derby for £5m). It doesn’t make sense. We paid £2.75m for Robbie and that was three years ago. “This can unsettle players, do this, that or the other, and it is all part of the game, b ut Robbie Brady will not be going for anywhere near that. “If it happens, it happens, but Norwich are nowhere near the figures we would even think about accepting at the moment.” Norwich have so far added only midfielders Youssouf Mulumbu and Graham Dorrans, whose loan move was made permanent, to their squad for next season. Club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel could also be back in contention after reports in Portugal suggested a proposed move back to former club Sporting Lisbon fell through for the Holland forward, who spent last season on loan at St Etienne. center_img Norwich’s attempts to sign Robbie Brady in a cut-price deal have been labelled “embarrassing” by Hull manager Steve Bruce.last_img read more

After an aggressive weekend, Wisconsin readies for more

first_imgThe Badger women’s basketball team went 0-2 over the weekend and will have a short week of practice to prepare for the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State Thursday.Recently the Badgers have played two highly competitive contests against No. 11 Notre Dame and Marquette. The 4-2 Jackrabbits should provide the Badgers with somewhat of a break after their aggressive weekend; however, UW head coach Lisa Stone knows that she must keep her team focused on the task at hand.”Every game is dangerous, there is not an easy one on the schedule. I’m happy we are playing at home, I like what I saw in our team and in our work ethic and effort [Sunday],” Stone said.Despite the loss, the team responded very well to Notre Dame Sunday after a poor showing Friday against Marquette, where they shot 31 percent.”They’re believing they can win, they’re upset that they lost. Our team is very positive. They’re not down about the losses, they’re excited to get back out there,” Stone said.Though the Badgers have proven they’re ready to mentally bounce back, the team has not bounced back physically as of late.Wisconsin has caught the injury bug the past week, losing starters Ashley Josephson and Kjersten Bakke to games over the weekend. Sophomore guard Janese Banks was also forced to wear goggles to protect an eye injury sustained Friday night.”Injuries happen in athletics in any sport … having played the way we did on Friday, banged up, nicked up and with three starters out for the game. To play the way we did [Sunday], I’m extremely encouraged.”Out with the old, in with the new: Due to the injuries that the starters have sustained, the doors have been open for younger players to gain some experience on the court.Freshman center Caitlin Gibson received her first start Sunday and made the most of her opportunity, going six of 10 from the field en route to a career high 12 points. Gibson also logged 24 minutes on the court, stepping up for the injured Bakke.”To have the opportunity for somebody to step up and do, for instance, what Caitlin Gibson did yesterday. She became a crowd favorite. What a great chance for her to go against one of the top post players in the country and to be a presence for us,” Stone said.Gibson was forced to guard Fighting Irish’s 6-foot-5 center Melissa D’Amico all afternoon and Gibson outscored her 12 points to 11.”[Gibson] was going against some tough competition,” Stone said. “She scored inside and I thought she defended D’Amico very, very well last night. I thought it was a big confidence builder but now obviously expectations rise and you want to see that every day.”Sophomores stepping up: This season, the Badgers have been relying on a pair of sophomore guards to step up this season after having excellent freshman campaigns.Sophomores Janese Banks and Jolene Anderson have each improved over the offseason and are showcasing their ability on the floor and well as in the locker room.The two guards have personalities that complement each other on and off the court, yet Stone is quick to note their differences.”I think they are as different as they come,” Stone said. “One is quiet and one is not, but they compliment each other on the court and off the court. They have different personalities and we’re asking them to do a lot of things. They are doing very well from a leadership standpoint and productivity, on and off the court which bodes well for the future,” Stone said.last_img read more

Viterbi No. 10 in country

first_imgThe Viterbi School of Engineering was named a top-10 graduate engineering school by a 2014 U.S. News and World Report preview released Thursday, March 7.The preview, which reviewed 199 schools granting doctoral degrees, listed the top 10 schools in alphabetical order. USC shares the top-10 honor with several other California schools, including rivals UC Berkeley, Stanford and the California Institute of Technology.In the 2013 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings, Viterbi was ranked 12 among 198 schools surveyed. Schools are ranked based on a number of factors including student selectivity, level of research and peer and recruiter evaluations.Viterbi representatives declined to comment until Tuesday, when the full rankings are officially released.Jay Singh, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, said that the rankings didn’t change his perception of the school, which has been prestigious for some time.“Viterbi was highly ranked even before this release,” Singh said. “It’s always been a phenomenal school, and it will continue to be.”Wang said he was proud of the high ranking of his school.“I thought it was exciting that a school I’m attending has moved into such a prestigious position,” said Eric Wang, a freshman majoring in computer science.Chen said he is considering applying to Viterbi’s progressive degree program, which allows undergraduate students to earn both a bachelor and a master’s degree in five years.“I think Viterbi’s graduate program is stronger than its undergraduate, which is also great,” Jacky Chen said. “Viterbi’s ranking was definitely a factor in my decision to apply for this program.”last_img read more

Alumnus produces hookup documentary

first_imgA USC alumnus has released a film that highlights the trends and problems surrounding hookup culture on college campuses.Christopher Lakkees, who has an MBA from USC, was one of the producers of Liberated: Hookup Culture and the New Sexual Revolution. Lakkees said the film sought to highlight the trends that have led to a culture of sexual exploitation.“Our film explores the cultural forces that are fueling the demand for prurient sex,” Lakkees said. “In Liberated: Hookup Culture and the New Sexual Revolution, we focus on Western culture. We examine a society where sex sells, where women are expected to conform to an idealized sexual image and where men are socialized to consume women for sex.”The film explores the behavior of college students and their conformity to a hypersexualized culture. The filmmakers interviewed professionals and experts while following groups of college students on spring break and analyzing their behavior.“We set out to create a film around interviewing college students on spring break asking what they felt their roles engendered in today’s society, including sexually,” Lakkees said. “During filming, we were quickly made aware of the fast transactional attitude around intimacy that was taking place termed hookup culture. We pivoted our focus from there, and followed the line to see where our discovery would lead. We then encountered what sociologists believe is behavior never caught on film before.” The film was directed by Benjamin Nolot, the president and founder of Exodus Cry, a Missouri-based organization that opposes human trafficking by raising awareness and reintegrating victims back into society. Nolot said he feels that the film is about telling an important story and disrupting the toxic misconduct on college campuses.“It highlights some of the more concerning trends in terms of the sexual landscape of young adults on college campuses today,” Nolot said. “Through this film, we have the opportunity to draw attention to these concerns and start to see the culture change on college campuses.” Nolot said that the sources interviewed for the film include sociologists and one social worker, who helped provide perspective on the trends that are happening today.“Sociologists started to coin the term ‘hookup culture’ because they started to see this phenomenon happen on college campuses where people were experiencing relationships primarily through a sexual encounter and maybe something would happen after that,” Nolot said. “But most relationships were starting through some type of sexual encounter.” The film will premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April.last_img read more

WATCH: Dino Babers and Syracuse football players’ post-game press conferences after win over Virginia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Syracuse football shocks No. 17 Virginia Tech, 31-17Three quick takeaways from SU’s big winDino Babers goes nuts in locker room after victoryGallery: The best photos from Syracuse-Virginia Tech Published on October 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-2, 2-1), 31-17, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. It’s the first time the Orange beat a ranked opponent since Nov. 10, 2012.Here’s what head coach Dino Babers, Eric Dungey, Dontae Strickland, Ervin Philips and De’Jon Wilson had to say after the game. Commentslast_img read more

Gabriela Knutson earns 1st team All-ACC honors, Miranda Ramirez named to 3rd team

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 25, 2019 at 5:35 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrew For the second consecutive season, No. 13 Gabriela Knutson was named first-team All-ACC. The senior has gone 16-8 in singles and 13-10 in doubles for the Orange this season, and moved into second place for all-time SU career wins after a straight-set singles win against Harvard on Feb. 17. Knutson is the first SU player to make the All-ACC first team twice since the Orange switched from the Big East to ACC in 2014.Additionally, junior Miranda Ramirez earned third-team All-ACC honors. She’s currently ranked No. 97 with a 17-7 singles record — primarily at second singles — and a 13-10 doubles record with Knutson. Last season, Ramirez received second-team honor after she went 11-12 in singles and climbed to No. 8 in the doubles rankings with Knutson.Miami junior Estela Perez-Somarriba was named ACC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season behind a 22-1 singles record that propelled her to No. 2 in the most recent ITA rankings. Knutson lost to Perez-Somarriba 7-6, 7-6 in the Orange’s 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes on April 7.No. 31 Syracuse (13-12, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) will find out its opponent for the NCAA tournament during next Monday’s selection show at 6:30 p.m. The Orange dropped their last match 4-0 to UNC in the ACC tournament quarterfinals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Angels pitching prospect Nate Smith to miss 2018 season

first_imgSmith, 26, was expected to be called up in September 2016, but he felt a twinge in his elbow in his final start of the season at Triple-A. The Angels nonetheless added him to the 40-man roster a year ago, and in spring training of 2017, he began having more arm problems. He pitched just 15 innings in four games during the season, allowing no runs and striking out 14. Left-hander Nate Smith, who remains one of the Angels’ top-rated prospects despite missing most of 2017 with injuries, is expected to miss the 2018 season after undergoing shoulder surgery.Smith actually had the anterior capsule surgery in September, but it had gone unreported publicly. Smith’s agent, Jonathan Maurer, confirmed the surgery on Friday.Smith underwent a similar procedure as the Dodgers’ Julio Urias, Maurer said. The expected timetable for recovery is 12 to 14 months. Maurer said Smith is in good spirits and optimistic about his recovery, perhaps even beating the odds to make it back sometime in 2018.Smith, who is currently rated the Angels’ No. 9 prospect by, rose through the system to the doorstep of the major leagues in 2016, starting 26 times in the Triple-A. Although he had a 4.61 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, reports on his development indicated he pitched better, as the prospect ranking demonstrates. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Charles Barkley to Anthony Davis: Don’t ruin your reputation as one of the nicest guys in the world

first_imgBarkley, an 11-time All-Star who currently works as an analyst for TNT, said he thinks Davis and his agent, Rich Paul, mishandled the situation.“Don’t ruin your reputation as a great player, one of the nicest guys in the world,” Barkley told reporters Thursday ahead of All-Star weekend (via the Washington Post). “Remember, your agent works for you, you don’t work for him. They handled that situation wrong. It’s going to come back to bite them in the a—. It’s unfortunate.” Related News The six-time All-Star entered play Thursday averaging 28.5 points and 13.1 rebounds this season. But, he scored just three points in 24 minutes on the floor in the Pelicans’ 118-88 loss to the Magic earlier this week.“This is a bad situation,” Barkley said. “It’s a bad look for the NBA. Because that kid can’t go out there and give 100 percent because he’s worried about getting hurt. The guy’s the second-best player in the world and he’s got three points? That’s not a good look for the NBA.” Charles Barkley thinks Anthony Davis made a mistake with his trade request.The 25-year-old star asked the Pelicans to move him in late January and the Lakers had been engaged in discussions about acquiring him. But, no deal was reached before the deadline and Davis remained with New Orleans. Anthony Davis says, ‘We sucked’ after Pelicans loss; Alvin Gentry ‘done’ talking about tradecenter_img NBA trade rumors: Celtics F Jayson Tatum ‘wouldn’t mind’ being sent to Pelicans in Anthony Davis deal The Celtics and Knicks, amongst others, are expected to explore dealing for Davis after the season. Barkley, however, said he believes the forward will eventually land in Los Angeles because of Paul’s relationship with Lakers star LeBron James.Barkley tallied 22.1 points and 11.7 rebounds per game over his 16-year career. He retired in 2000 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame six years later.last_img read more

Ernst says ‘gimmicks’ from Democrats block loan program expansion

first_imgThe federal program providing emergency loans to small businesses has run out of money.Iowa Senator Joni Ernst supports providing the program an additional $250 billion in federal funds.“As of Tuesday, there were more than 22,000 loans that had been approved with small businesses receiving $3.5 billion so far,” Ernst said Thursday, “and that’s just the state of Iowa.”Senate Democrats say they support putting another quarter of a billion dollars in the small business loan program, but they’re asking for more money for hospitals as well as states and local governments hit with pandemic-related expenses. Republicans like Ernst say a discussion about that assistance can wait and the senate needs to quickly pass a simple bill that just provides more money for small businesses.“No political gimmicks, just a simple ask to put more money in this program,” Ernst said. “Unfortunately, politics got in the way.”Congress originally approved $350 billion for what’s called the “Paycheck Protection Program” since the small business loans will be forgiven if 75% of the loan is used to pay workers. The $350 billion ran out today.Also today, Iowa GOP chairman Jeff Kaufmann blasted a pro-Democratic group for running an ad that criticizes Ernst. The ad features a doctor who’s the spouse of a former Iowa Democratic Party leader. Ernst is seeking reelection in 2020.last_img read more

Penguins hand Islanders 1st loss of season, 3-1

first_imgPittsburgh Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist (72) and Sidney Crosby (87), rear center, celebrate after New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) allowed a goal by Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The Penguins won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – The much-maligned Pittsburgh Penguins’ penalty killers provided the lift needed to back up an already-sizzling power play.The Penguins killed a lengthy 5-on-3 just minutes before Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, helping Pittsburgh hand the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night.“They took some heat the last three games, but certainly tonight they came through big time,” Penguins coach Mike Johnston said of the penalty killers. “That was the turning point in the game, that 5-on-3 kill.”The Islanders (4-1), who came up empty during a 5-on-3 of their own in the second, were the Eastern Conference’s last unbeaten team.“If you go back and look at our record when we don’t score a 5-on-3 goal, it’s not good,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “We didn’t capitalize on ours, and obviously they did. That’s the difference in the game.”Hornqvist, who assisted on Malkin’s goal, added an empty-net tally with 1:20 left to seal the Penguins’ win. It is the first time Hornqvist has opened a season with points in four straight games. He has a total of eight points.Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby had two assists, including the 500th of his career. He joined Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr as the only Penguins with 500 assists, and he is the sixth-fastest to do it in NHL history.Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves as Pittsburgh recorded its fourth straight win over the Islanders and the eighth in nine meetings.Thomas Hickey staked the Islanders to a 1-0 lead in the first period, but New York failed to post its first 5-0 start. Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots.The Penguins’ penalty-killing unit, which ranked last in the league entering Saturday, went 6-for-6 and came up with two key third-period stops to protect a one-goal lead.That wasn’t the case Thursday when Dallas scored the winning, power-play goal with 2.9 seconds left.The Penguins fended off the hard-charging Islanders, who nearly tied the game midway through the final period.“I thought our penalty killers battled hard,” Johnston said. “(The Islanders) have a very good power play, but our penalty killers were outstanding.”And they needed to be.The game was a matchup between the NHL’s top two power-play units and bottom two penalty-killers.Pittsburgh entered with the best power play and worst penalty kill. The Islanders were second with the man advantage and 29th when short-handed.The teams combined for eight penalties in 9:32 in the second period, starting with the Penguins, who committed four penalties in 3:21. Pittsburgh killed the Islanders’ two-man advantage that spanned 1:26.“The power play was ugly,” Islanders captain John Tavares said. “The second half of the game, we didn’t generate much. We tried to mix things up, and it just seemed for whatever reason, we just weren’t sharp.”The Penguins got the next two-man advantage after Cory Conacher was called for hooking, and the Islanders were then caught with too many men on the ice.Malkin tied it 1-1 at 13:49 when he put in a wrist shot from the left point, and then fired a drive that Hornqvist tipped past Halak with 5:16 left in the second.“When you get a 5-on-3 like we had right after theirs, those are turning points,” Johnston said. “We scored and they didn’t. That was the difference in the game.”Pittsburgh outshot New York 16-10 in the opening period, but the Islanders held a one-goal lead.New York scored 5:46 in when Ryan Strome, on a rush down the right side, found the trailing Hickey, who wristed a shot over Fleury’s shoulder.Special teams allowed the Penguins to make up the difference.“We had to kill that 5-on-3. To get one of our own, put one in, and fire back to get another one was huge,” Crosby said. “We seemed to build a lot of momentum off of that.”NOTES: Penguins F Pascal Dupuis played after leaving the ice on a stretcher on Thursday against Dallas when he was cross-checked and hit with a shot while he was down. … Pittsburgh is 20-5-1 in its last 26 games against New York and 17-3 in its last 20 home games. . The Islanders return home Tuesday against Toronto. Pittsburgh will wrap up a three-game homestand Wednesday against Philadelphia.last_img read more