Women’s Tennis: Badgers halt seven-game skid in time for end of season

first_imgThis weekend the Wisconsin Women’s Tennis Team was matched up with the University of Iowa and finally stole a “w.” The team was hoping for a victory to finish out this season after suffering through a seven-match losing streak.Pulling off this win allowed the Badgers to finish the season on a high note. This win came at a 4–1 margin over Iowa, who are 2–9 in the Big Ten and 10–14 overall. The Badger’s record for the season is 3–8 in the Big Ten and 9–14 overall.Wisconsin was off to a good start by winning the doubles point, which is one of the two victories necessary for forming an upset. Wisconsin’s No. 1 doubles pair, junior Sara Castellano and freshman Lexi Keberle defeated the No. 63 duo in the nation 6–3, gaining Wisconsin’s first point in the match.Softball: Badgers finish off Boilermakers at home Sunday to win seriesThe University of Wisconsin Softball Team (22–17, 6–6 Big Ten) played host to Purdue (13–34, 4–10 Big Ten) in a Read…The No. 2 doubles slot, consisting of sophomore Melissa Pick and freshman MaryAnn Rompf, also snatched a victory, by defeating their opponents 6–2.In the singles competition, Iowa was able to even up the match 1–1, defeating freshman MaryAnn Rompf 6–1, 6–4. However, the Badgers luckily bounced back thanks to the victories of Castellano, Pick and sophomore Michelle Linden, which ultimately resulted in the Badgers gaining back four points.Pick secured the first victory, defeating Iowa’s Adorabol Huckleby 6–0, 6–2. Michelle Linden immediately followed with another victory winning in straight sets. She quickly defeated her opponent sophomore Adrienne Jensen 6–3, 6–1. To close out the season, Castellano pulled out a victory 7–6, 6–1 against Iowa’s Zoe Douglas.Reflecting on this season overall, it is clear that the Badgers most definitely have some work to do in order to be more successful next year.last_img read more

HRI reportedly considering sale of Tote Ireland

first_img UK and Irish tote launch ‘single unified online betting pool’ July 16, 2020 Related Articles Share Irish racing gets green light to resume in June May 15, 2020 Submit Share HRI boosts coverage of Irish racing with RTÉ agreement May 28, 2020 Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is reported to be in discussions with a number of third parties over the sale of all or part of Tote Ireland to private interests, with an extensive review of the Tote already taking place. Reported by The Irish Times, the Tote has faced a number of challenges in recent years, having struggled to compete with an industry dominated by online betting firms combined with a drop in footfall at Irish racetracks. Last year, figures showed a 33.3% drop in total Tote betting, down to €69.2m, which has largely been attributed to a changing international regulatory landscape. The Tote was impacted by the Israeli government to ban betting into pools, however it has also struggled to make up for the shortcomings in on-course turnover which also fell by 7.7% to just €10.7m.“If we continue to operate the way it is it will struggle going forward with such a small and competitive market involving bookmakers online and exchanges,” HRI’s chief executive Brian Kavanagh said on Sunday.The Irish Tote, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HRI, has been in operation for almost 90 years, and has committed to reinvesting all profits into the horseracing industry in Ireland. It has been reported that the findings of the review will be presented to the HRI board at its next meeting on 16 December, which will focus on the future of the Tote. No changes can be made until the licence is due for renewal in April of 2021.“We’ve been looking at the tote for some time, and the board has asked us to bring options back to them,” Kavanagh continued. “If you look at tote business globally, particularly in countries where there’s no monopoly, the on-course business is suffering the same way as on-course bookmaking is trending.“It looks like there’s move towards consolidation in totes, bigger international pools and stuff like that. They’re some of the options that are under consideration,.”Kavanagh did not confirm whether the potential sale of the tote to third parties would be for its entirety or for a percentage, however he emphasised that the ongoing review has placed a focus upon a long-term strategy rather than looking at specific negotiations. He said: “[That is] pre-empting discussions, but all options are being considered. The tote is not specifically HRI’s to sell. It operates on the basis of a licence issued every seven years by the government, and HRI has the technology and the people and the brand product.“I don’t want to pre-empt anything, but you would have access to capital, access to technology, access to international markets; all these are issues that other parties could bring to the table in a stronger way. If you look at global tote competition, Tote Ireland is a very small element within the context of totes that operate in other countries.” StumbleUponlast_img read more

Rene Rivera’s long and winding road finally led him to the disabled list

first_imgANAHEIM – The long and winding career of Angels catcher Rene Rivera includes 1,613 games for nine major league organizations. He was unemployed at one point in 2010 and played 22 games in an independent league. He’s played 10 seasons of winter ball, and his former teammates include Edgar Martinez, Clayton Kershaw, Yadier Molina and Andruw Jones.Until May, Rivera had seen it all and done it all – except go on the disabled list.Rivera, who turns 35 in July, said he never even had a close call since being drafted out of high school by the Seattle Mariners in 2001. He’s played through bumps and bruises, but never needed surgery until an MRI last month revealed a tear in his right meniscus. The surgery was performed May 25 by Dr. Brian Schultz.“He was surprised how my knee looked,” Rivera said on Sunday. “It looked like an 8-year-old kid. He was surprised I’d been playing for 18 years on my knee.” Rivera caught all 12 innings of the Angels’ loss to the Minnesota Twins on May 12. He remembered feeling unusually sore after that game, but tried playing through the pain as usual. When Rivera caught another nine innings three days later, the pain didn’t let up.“When I went to squat down, that’s when it felt like there was a lot of fluid down there,” he said. “I couldn’t squat. That’s when it felt like there was something we had to look at.”Angels manager Mike Scioscia cited “wear and tear” as the cause of injury. Rivera said Sunday that he couldn’t be sure.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Angels initially said Rivera would need 4-6 weeks to recover. Rivera hasn’t resumed swinging a bat since the surgery, so there’s little reason to think that timetable will accelerate.In the meantime, Rivera is sitting in on the Angels’ pitcher-catcher meetings as he usually would. He ‘s become a de facto mentor to Jose Briceño, the rookie catcher who was recalled from Triple-A to back up starter Martin Maldonado. Rivera said he will not travel on the Angels’ road trip next week to Minnesota, Seattle and Oakland. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img In a sport that forces many of its participants down the rehab path before they reach legal drinking age, Rivera is a unicorn. What’s his secret to staying on the field?“I really don’t know,” he said. “I would say just take care of your body, rest, eat, know what 100 percent is for you. Just play the game right, I think. I never think that doing this I’m going to get hurt. I always do it with confidence and that’s pretty much why, I guess, it’s taken me all the way to now.“This is the first time. It’s something that you cannot control.”FEELING A DRAFTMajor League Baseball’s annual amateur draft begins Monday. The Angels will draft twice on the first day, 17th overall and 57th overall. Tim Salmon will be the team’s representative at the MLB Network studio in Secaucus, N.J.MLB Network and MLB.com will provide video coverage beginning with a preview show at 3 p.m. The Detroit Tigers will be on the clock for the No. 1 about an hour later.Beginning with the first pick in Round 2 and continuing through the end of the second round of compensation picks, the draft will air live exclusively on MLB.com.Rounds 3 through 10 of the draft will be held Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. Rounds 11 through 40 will be held Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m.ALSOAndrelton Simmons was not in the Angels’ starting lineup Sunday, putting a temporary hold on his 11-game hitting streak. Scioscia said it was a previously scheduled day off for Simmons, who had appeared in every game since April 28. … Zack Cozart started at shortstop in Simmons’ place. He had not played since last Tuesday because of a strained left forearm. … Ian Kinsler’s six-game hitting streak came to an end Sunday. He finished 0 for 4. … Mike Trout was shaken up after hitting the wall in left-center field catching a fly ball in the fifth inning. Scioscia said that Trout’s knee bore the brunt of that hit but the center fielder isn’t expected to miss any time.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Nick Tropeano, 3-3, 3.80 ERA) vs. Kansas City (LHP Danny Duffy, 2-6, 5.71 ERA), 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, ESPN+last_img read more

SERVICE STATION CLOSES WITH LOSS OF UP TO 10 JOBS

first_imgAnother Letterkenny business has closed with the loss of vital jobs for the local community.More jobs have been lost in LetterkennyNynes Gala Service Station in the Killyclug area shut its doors for the final time last night.It is understood that up to 10 jobs have been lost as a result of the closure. The service station was popular with local in the busy Glencar area.The service station has been open for a number of years and included a small cafe area and mini-supermarket.Local councillor Gerry McMonagle said he was sad and concerned to see another local business shut its doors.“Every day we hear of another small business going to the wall in Letterkenny. “We need to shout stop and we need to do it Sunday. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and they are simply not being given enough help,” he said.SERVICE STATION CLOSES WITH LOSS OF UP TO 10 JOBS was last modified: October 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEletterkennyNynes Gala Service Stationlast_img read more

FROM FILM SETS TO TRACTOR CABS

first_imgMegz Reynolds loved the time she spent on her extended family’s ranch as a child. (Sherry Reynolds) As a teenager I would fantasize about one day having a farm of my own.What my teenage self didn’t realize was how challenging the transition to farming would be and how many of my preconceived ideas about food and food production would be challenged.I have always been a creative soul and a bit of a gypsy. After high school I got my first job in the film industry as a trainee set decorator on the blockbuster film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I was hooked. I loved the fast pace, the ever-changing challenges, the problem-solving and the performing under stress.As much as I loved film, there was always a piece of me that was missing the farm and farm life.Fast forward to a surprise birthday party on a dark night during harvest in a rural Sask. town with a population of 12. A young grain farmer walks into the bar covered in dust from combining field peas. He didn’t remember meeting me and I didn’t realize it at the time, but that young farmer was going to be the one to bring me back to farm life. Megz Reynolds has embraced farm life after an earlier career in the film industry. (Megz Reynolds) Advertisement I have a confession to make. Seven years ago I thought all GMOs were bad. That may not be a shocking sentiment these days, but here’s the catch: Now I’m a grain farmer in Saskatchewan.My perspective on GMOs is just one of many things that have changed since I embraced farm life.I grew up in Calgary and went on to an 11-year career in the film industry before meeting my husband and moving out to his fourth-generation family farm. The transition from film to farm may seem like a wild step, but growing up I always felt most at home on my extended family’s ranch in Southern Alberta. Twitter Advertisementcenter_img My childhood weekends, summer holidays and birthday parties were always spent on the farm. I was free there. I ran wild, took off on horseback, built forts in the coulee and climbed the Porcupine Hills. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more