With eight local teams remaining in the North Coast Section basketball playoffs, the Loggers will get the quarterfinals under way when they host Alhambra at Eureka High tonight.The No. 3 seeded Eureka girls defeated Analy 67-45 in the opening round of the Division-3 bracket on Tuesday, with Kaylee Murphy and Makaila Napoleon each accounting for a game-high 18 points in what turned out to be a comfortable win.Tonight’s opponents, however, are likely to pose a bigger challenge.The Bulldogs …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio that they need to have their Highly Erodible Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) on file with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015. The 2014 Farm Bill required all producers have the form on file by the June 1 deadline to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support.“Most producers have an AD-1026 certification form on file, however, some specialty crop, nursery, even some corn and soybean producers may not. Those with catastrophic coverage (CAT) may not realize that if they don’t comply with the Conservation Compliance provisions, they will be responsible for the full premium,” said Brian Frieden, director, Springfield Regional Office. “We have taken many steps recently to broaden participation in the crop insurance program as part of the farm safety net, including offering new policies such as the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, Supplemental Coverage Option, and extending organic price elections to many new crops.”Producers should visit their local USDA service center and talk with their crop insurance agent before the June 1, 2015, deadline to ask questions, get additional information or learn more about conservation compliance procedures. Producers who file by the deadline will be eligible for federal crop insurance premium support during the 2016 reinsurance year.Additional information about federal crop insurance and the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions is available on the RMA Farm Bill webpage.Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. Producers can use the RMA Cost Estimator to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at www.rma.usda.gov.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav pocketed three wickets each against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI of the series to set up India’s comprehensive eight-wicket series-clinching victory at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.Put in to bat, Sri Lanka were riding on Upul Tharanga’s blistering knock and looked set to post a huge total before India’s new spin-twin Chahal and Kuldeep triggered a batting collapse to bundle out the visitors for 215 in the series decider.After losing Danushka Gunathilaka early, Tharanga launched a brutal counter-attack on the Indian quicks, smashing all-rounder Hardik Pandya for five successive boundaries in his second over.Tharanga hit 12 fours and three sixes in his 83-ball 95 and gave Sri Lanka a strong platform and shared a second-wicket stand of 121 with Sadeera Samarawickrama.Leg-spinner Chahal broke the stand when Samarawickrama was out caught at deep cover for 42.Left-armer Kuldeep, who took 3/42, then struck twice in one over to dismiss Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella, who was out after hitting the spinner for two fours.Chahal, who finished with 3/46, compounded Sri Lanka’s problems by spinning one past Angelo Mathews’s bat with the right-handed batsman stunned by the amount of turn generated by the leg-spinner to bowl him.In reply, India rode on Shikhar Dhawan’s masterly 12th hundred to reach the target with almost 18 overs to spare.Chahal feels it would be unfair to compare him and Kuldeep with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, a combination which has proved itself over the years.”Ashwin and Jadeja have done so much in the last 5-6 years. We have played only for four-five series. It is unfair to compare myself and Kuldeep with them,” he told reporters after India’s eighth consecutive ODI series victory.advertisement”Our aim is to give our best when we go out and play. If you start comparing now itself to them, it will not be right. We have played most of our games in India, one series in Sri Lanka but the conditions were similar to India. We have not played overseas,” he further said.Of late, Ashwin and Jadeja, who are Test regulars, have lost out their places to Kuldeep and Chahal in India’s limited-overs side.Chahal, who has so far turned out for the country in 17 ODIs and 12 T20 Internationals, said like everyone his dream was to play Test cricket but he wasn’t thinking too much about it now and his focus was on the upcoming T20 series against Sri Lanka.”Test cricket is everybody’s dream. I played seven games in the Ranji Trophy last year. Before this, I had played just one or two games. When I played last year, I performed well and it gave me confidence that I could play at the highest level,” he said.”I have a habit of taking it one series at a time. I am not thinking about South Africa at all. My next focus will be the Twenty20 series,” he added.’IPL EXPERIENCE PAID OFF’The Haryana leggie, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, said he had practised bowling at the death a lot during IPL matches and this showed on the ground.”I have been bowling well in the death overs due to the IPL experience. The situation in the IPL after 13-14 overs remains the same in the ODI at this stage. I have practised and prepared a lot in the death overs and this shows in the ground,” he said.Asked about his control over speed, Chahal said one has to mix up pace in limited-overs cricket and the plan today was to do the same as it would make it tough for the rival batsmen.”One has to mix-up pace in ODIs. If the batsman is batting well, variation is the key. From the end I was bowling, I was not getting that much turn. My plan was to vary my pace as it will become difficult for the batsman to score,” he said.About the forthcoming ODI series in South Africa, Chahal said he was looking forward to it, adding that there would be some extra bounce on those tracks.”The wickets in South Africa will be good and flat but there will be some extra bounce. That is the plus point there. We have a break for a month after the T20I series and the focus will be to prepare on similar kind of wickets.”I had played in South Africa for India A but never played in the major venues. This time, we will be playing in those main grounds,” he said.advertisementMEMORABLE YEARHe said having won all of the series he has featured for India, 2017 has been a memorable year for him.”I had started from the England series and played in the series in Sri Lanka. I have played 4-5 series and we have won all of them which gives us the confidence. The team is bonding well. You can see it on the ground. We are enjoying ourselves. For me, it has been memorable,” Chahal said.Chahal refused to compare the captaincy styles of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.”One cannot compare both individuals. Virat’s captaincy is different and so is Rohit’s. Our main focus is on our bowling. We discuss the fielding positions. We can discuss things with Rohit and MS Dhoni also chips in. There was no such difference,” he said.’BALL OF THE MATCH’Chahal termed the dismissal of Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Matthews to a ripper as ball of the match for him.”I was getting some turn from the other end while bowling quickly or slowly. I was wanting to vary my pace. When you bowl flatter, the batsman thinks that the ball will not turn much. The ball to Mathews drifted in and turned away by which he played down the wrong line and got beaten. It was the ball of the match for me,” Chahal signed off.(With PTI inputs)That’s it and that’s a wrap. #TeamIndia do it in style and win the series 2-1 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/ftYwFqSNYQ- BCCI (@BCCI) December 17, 2017
Australia’s Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Mixed Open finals against New Zealand have all been uploaded to the channel, with the Men’s 35’s and Men’s 30’s finals to be uploaded in the near future. As well as this, match highlights, interviews and ‘play of the day’s’ have also been and will continue to be uploaded to this channel, with all of the highlights from the World Cup. To view, please click on the following link:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus
Former Columbus Crew midfielder and current United States national soccer team member Robbie Rogers is back to Europe. Rogers joined Leeds United Wednesday after playing the last five seasons with the Crew, and awaits the approval of a work permit to begin playing with the English Championship team. “(Leeds) were interested and they worked it out with my agent,” Rogers told leedsunited.com. “I had the opportunity to stay in Major League Soccer and it would have been very comfortable. My whole life I’ve grown up watching English soccer and European soccer and I really thought now was the time to take the chance and challenge myself. I think I’m ready for it.” The Crew did not respond to The Lantern’s request for comment regarding Rogers’ departure for Leeds. Rogers, who has 18 international appearances for his country and was an MLS Best XI selection in 2008, made his professional debut with Dutch side Heerenveen in 2006 before returning to America and signing with Columbus. Leeds, nicknamed the “Whites,” is currently in eighth place in the English Championship, which is one division below the English Premier League.
Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) drives to the paint in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn its search for a signature win, Ohio State (10-4, 2-0 Big Ten) could not contain No. 5 North Carolina’s 3-point shooting, with the Buckeyes falling 86-72 Saturday. The Tar Heels (11-2) finished the game 13-for-25 from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Buckeyes 39-25. Ohio State shot just 44.1 percent (26-for-59) from the field and 31.2 percent from 3-point range (5-for-16). North Carolina’s bench, led by redshirt senior guard Cameron Johnson’s 14 points, outscored Ohio State’s bench 32-6.North Carolina’s 3-point success began early when forward Theo Pinson, guard Joel Berry II and Johnson hit three wide-open triples, the last of which put the Tar Heels ahead 11-8. Pinson and Berry each finished with 19 points. Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson tied the game up at 11 with a 3 of his own with 12:05 left. Jackson accounted for Ohio State’s first 11 points, and finished with 19 points. Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop and freshman center Kaleb Wesson were the only other Buckeyes to finish with double-digit points. Bates-Diop had 26 and Wesson had 12.The Buckeyes kept the game close early, but after the under-eight media timeout, North Carolina freshman guard Jalek Felton took over, knocking down three-straight 3-pointers and dropping in a lay-up. Junior guard Kenny Williams’ 3-pointer also contributed to the Tar Heels’ 14-3 run, which propelled them to a 31-23 lead.The half ended with Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann picking up a technical foul for arguing with the referees after a blocking foul on Wesson. The Tar Heels made two of the four free throws, capping off a 10-0 run to end the half and go up 41-27. The 14-point halftime deficit was Ohio State’s largest this season.The two teams both exchanged momentum to start the second half, with Ohio State going on a 7-3 run before North Carolina responded with a 7-2 run to go up 51-36. That trend continued for the rest of the game, with North Carolina seemingly matching every Ohio State run with a run of its own. The Buckeyes never managed to trim the deficit within seven for the second half.
Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp has issued a warning to Paris St-Germain in his recent press conference saying: “You are good, but you have not played anyone like us yet.”The Parisians boast a deadly trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, but Klopp claims he can’t swap his trio for any other in football.Furthermore, the Reds boss reminded his compatriot Tuchel that Anfield on a European night is a challenge incomparable to the yearly procession to the French title.“I can’t prepare a team to face Paris St-Germain without showing them the strengths of Paris,” said Klopp.“But, on the other side, it’s quite difficult to prepare because they have never played against us. Us playing against them will look different to what they have faced so far this season – that’s the truth.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I watched Paris. I watched them last year, and I watched them this year, and it is impressive.“They are good, really good, not only for Paris, but Kylian Mbappe, come on, what a World Cup he played. And Neymar we all know about his quality. [Angel] Di Maria, maybe he didn’t have the best time at Man United, but all the rest of his career was outstanding. Cavani, a proper goal-getter.“In the preparation, I have to make sure we know about it. I know we are quite good, and respecting them without getting afraid of them – but respecting them, we have to.“Do I have to compare them? I love my players, all of them, so I don’t want to change anything. I wouldn’t change them.”
Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac reckons that the side haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal, despite their three-game winning runThe Bavarians have overcome a run of four games without a victory following recent wins over VfL Wolfsburg, AEK Athens and Mainz 05.While the pressure has reduced significantly for new coach Kovac, he refuses to take his eye off the ball ahead of Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal clash with fourth-tier side Rodinghausen.“We are back on track, but we also want to win the next games,” said Kovac on FourFourTwo.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“I saw a lot of good things over the weekend. But, we have to score more goals.“In the games [at the start of the season], every shot was a goal, it’s not like that anymore. The last three games we have brought a concentrated performance.”The Croatian also insisted that 18-time DFB-Pokal winners Bayern will not take Rodinghausen lightly.James Rodriguez, Jerome Boateng, Arjen Robben and Sven Ulreich are all expected to be absent, while Leon Goretzka and Mats Hummels could feature.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he doesn’t believe he’s the reason why players are committing their futures to the club.English midfielder, Dele Alli became the latest player to sign a new long-term deal on Monday when he agreed terms on a six-year deal to take him through to the summer of 2024.The former MK Dons player joined Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Heung-min Son, Davinson Sanchez and Harry Winks ad players who have all agreed new contracts over the past few months.Alli revealed Pochettino was the main reason for him agreeing to stay, but the former Southampton manager is keen to stay modest.“They have confidence in me, yes of course. But it is not that they attached to me only,” he said, according to Sky Sports.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“It is about the club, it is about many things. If I believe Dele or a different player is only going to sign a contract because of me, it is a bad feeling, or I am wrong in my head.”“I think for me the most important thing… I think the club always need to be above the manager, the player.”“You need to feel you are going to play of course but it is about wanting to play for Tottenham.”“You need to play for something that is bigger than a person. It is nice to hear the player say one of the reasons is the manager or the chairman or the new stadium is so exciting.”“I want to hear them say I want to play for Tottenham, to make history, to touch glory with this badge.”
Wayne Rooney believes the next four to six weeks could prove decisive in Manchester United’s 2018/19 campaignThe Red Devils are only eighth in the Premier League table and already 12 points behind leaders Manchester City.But club legend Rooney feels there is still plenty to play for with fourth-place Tottenham seven points off in the final Champions League spot heading into the Christmas period.United will face Crystal Palace, Southampton, Arsenal, Fulham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth over the next month.“The Christmas period in the Premier League always determines how well you’re going to do for the rest of the season,” Rooney told the club website.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I think it’s an important four to six weeks coming up for United. You have these games and it’s important to take advantage of them.“You can either fall away, which would make it almost impossible to get to where you want to be, or you can build momentum and keep closing that gap.“If you close it to a point where you are putting pressure on the leaders, it can make them look back and think ‘oh, they are on a great run’.“Hopefully United can do that and then we’ll see where they go from there.”United will host Palace at Old Trafford this Saturday before taking on BSC Young Boys in a Group H Champions League clash.