Māori MPs give their take on abortion law reforms

first_imgMaori Television 30 October 2018Family First Comment: Labour’s Louisa Wall says, “It’s in the Crimes Act because historically this was a moral issue, it was a religious issue, it wasn’t about women’s rights but from my perspective it is about women’s rights.”WRONG! It’s in the Crimes Act (like assault and murder) not because it’s a religious issue but because it involves the taking of a life – and it still does. And that means it’s still a moral issue.#factsmatter #confusionreigns www.ChooseLife.nzThe Law Commission’s recommendation that government decriminalise abortion and treat it as a health issue is expected to result in a conscience vote for MPs, but it’s not clear whether it would get enough support for a law change.Holding her baby daughter, Labour’s Kiri Allan says it’s time for a law change.“I’ve been an advocate for abortion law reform and decriminalising in this area.”National’s deputy leader Paula Bennett was not so forthcoming.“I’m going to wait until I see legislation I’m not going to voice an opinion on it right now.”New Zealand First MP Jenny Marcroft says “rare, safe and legal” is her party’s preferred option.Labour’s Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri is pro-life but understands some pregnancies could be complicated.“There’s no greater gift than the gift of life and that’s about whakapapa and it’s about tikanga and that’s why it’s really important that I get soundings.”New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey shows 70 percent of kiwis agree that women should have the right to choose whether they have an abortion, compared with 14 percent who disagree.Of the 13,285 abortions last year Māori women accounted for 3,111, an increase of 200 on the previous year.But statistics show a downwards trend in the average Māori abortion rate over the past decade from 28 per 1,000 to 19 per 1,000 for women aged 15-44-years.Labour’s Māori caucus co-chair Willie Jackson says he supports decriminalising abortion but acknowledged traditionally it was not a preferred option for Māori.“There is a traditional view that we are working through as a Māori caucus so we have to take that into consideration.”Allan says, “the influence of Christianity on our tikanga has probably put forward a particular type of view when it comes to kaupapa about abortion.”The Law Commission recommends three options:No statutory test and the woman can self-refer to a practitioner where they decide together.A statutory test and the practitioner rules the abortion is appropriate.No requirement for a statutory until 22-weeks of pregnancy.Labour’s Louisa Wall says, “It’s in the Crimes Act because historically this was a moral issue, it was a religious issue, it wasn’t about women’s rights but from my perspective it is about women’s rights.”The law reform will be taken to cabinet by Justice Minister Andrew Little early next year.http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/politics/maori-mps-give-their-take-on-abortion-law-reformslast_img read more

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Lagos City Marathon: Ex-Olympian Urges Northern Governors To Emulate Sanwo-Olu

first_img Waziri who competed in the men’s marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics said he is very happy to see the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon move up the ladder from the World Athletics Bronze Level, it was during the regime of the former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to a World Athletics Silver Label month into the tenure of Sanwo-Olu. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas Head Communications and Media Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Waziri whose personal best is 2hours .15 minutes achieved over two decades ago is confident that Sanwo-Olu will take the race to Gold and even Platinum label. “I must say that I am very delighted with the way the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is getting bigger and bigger every year, from no label at all, it is now a Silver Label, I congratulate everyone that has worked hard to bring this to reality especially the Governor Sanwo-Olu and my amiable brother Yussuf Alli,” he said. Waziri noted that the gains accrued from the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon are enormous as Nigeria is beginning to claw her way back to relevance as far as long-distance races are concerned. “Since it (Access Bank Lagos City Marathon) started, it has been a blessing, the culture of long-distance races is back and more races are springing up from across the states. Well-respected former Nigerian road runner Yohanna Waziri has showered encomiums on the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his instant impact on the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Loading… Promoted Content7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In Hollywood11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “The athletes are also improving each year and they are getting good money for their hard work so it has really been a commendable innovation” For Waziri, it is not good enough that while Northern athletes rule long distant races in Nigeria, virtually none of their states boast of any world-class marathon as obtained in Lagos. “Yes, I will like to appeal to our governors in the North to learn from what Sanwo-Olu has continued in Lagos, we need quality races in the North, our region already boasts of top athletes and I know many more will be unearthed if we take this serious like Lagos is doing” Waziri concluded. The 2020 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is billed for February 8 with a long list of Gold and Silver Labelled athletes already confirmed for the race. Since its inception, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has made a special concession to Nigerian athletes; carving out a separate reward system outside the general prize monies. Read Also:Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Olopade unveils $20,000 bonus With cars and prize monies being won each year by the runners, governors have been advised that crime and other vices can be reduced a great deal with the introduction of sporting events like the Lagos Marathon FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Report: Many Young Athletes “Taking One For The Team”

first_imgA new report finds a staggering number of young athletes hide their injuries or feel pressured to play while hurt. ( Image: Roxannah/file)INDIANAPOLIS – As young athletes are taking to the field, track and turf in Indiana for the beginning of fall sports, a new survey finds a growing number will likely face an injury during the season.According to the research from Safe Kids Worldwide, an alarming number of young people are injured as a result of aggressive play, hiding injuries to stay in the game and parents who pressure coaches to keep them on the field.Kate Carr, Safe Kids’ president and chief executive, said parents, coaches and players should have their own huddle before the season and set some ground rules to prevent injuries.“You can discuss dirty play, hard fouls, how you’re going to deal with them,” she said. “You can discuss the training of a coach. You can discuss parental behavior on the sidelines. You can talk to athletes about the importance of speaking up.”A law that went into effect this year in Indiana requires concussion-awareness training for high school and youth football coaches. It also imposes a 24-hour waiting period on young players who are suspected of suffering a concussion. It’s estimated that nationally, 3,400 children seek medical treatment every day for sports injuries.More than half of athletes reported playing while injured, Carr said, and more than half of coaches said they felt pressured to put injured players back in the game. She said this behavior just leads to bigger problems down the road.“The injury that you play with could be compounded in that game or in that practice,” she said. “A lot of injuries happen during practice, and that could result in a lifetime of a more serious challenge that you have to face physically, rather than missing a single game.”Carr said proper technique, strength training and stretching all can help prevent injuries, and encouraged young athletes to only participate in one sport at a time to prevent injuries because of overuse.More information on the research is online at safekids.org.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

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Championship Saturday starts at Boone Speedway

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 12) – Championship Saturday is underway at Boone Speedway.The record-setting 33rd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s comes to a close today, with the crowning of champions in the Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod, Stock Car and ultimately the Modified division.Race of champion events are also slated for those four classes.First on the docket, however, are a last-chance feature to fill the Stock Car grid and last-chance heats and features to add the final nine cars to the Modified field.A record 876 cars, from 25 states and Canada, have competed at Super Nationals XXXIII.*Before the afternoon race session got underway, Nick Deal got the best of Cayden Carter in a game of Rochambeau at the Fan Zone to capture the outside front row starting spot in tonight’s main event.Lining up behind them will be Ryan Ruter, Ryan McDaniel, Jason Cummins, Adam Larson, Drew Christianson and Johnny Scott.And in the equally anticipated Rochambeau battle to decide the outside front row starter for the Stock Car main, Dustin Larson bested brother Jeffrey for the coveted position.They’ll be followed on the starting grid by John Heiz, Matt Guillaume, Kyle Vanover, Joe Flory, Gary Bass and Donavon Smith.*Regan Tafoya and Chad Sterling drew the high cards to earn pole starts for the Harris Auto Racing Modified Race of Champions and Sunoco Race Fuels Stock Car Race of Champions, respectively.Starting in positions two through 12 in the Modified RoC are 2013 race winner Dustin Smith, John Gober, Ronn Lauritzen, Kelly Shryock, Curt Lund, Josh Gilman, Ryan McDaniel, Brandon Beckendorf, Richie Gustin, Jesse Sobbing and 2004 race winner Scott Hogan.Kyle Vanover lines up outside Sterling, with Shaun Bruns, Chad Palmer, Joe Flory, Nick Tubbs, Dustin Larson, Kevin Opheim, David Smith and Jeff Tubbs completing the 10-car field.Smith won the Sunoco RoC in 2005 and 2007, Opheim in 2008.last_img read more

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DeFrance takes Late Model win at Marshalltown

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 10) – Marshalltown Speedway welcomed back the IMCA Late Models Friday, for the second time this week, following up the Deery Brothers Summer Series held on Tuesday.Darrel DeFrance went home with a win on his hometown track, leading all 25 laps.  DeFrance set sail and was never challenged on his way to victory. Jerry King chased DeFrance for much of the race to finish as the runner-up.  Third place went to Paul Nagel, Justin Mitchell started 10th and finished fourth, and Curtis Glover rounded out the top five.  This was the first of eight Late Model races to be held at the High Banks this year.Tim Ward, the visiting Arizonian, won for the first time in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fieds, as did Travis Peterson in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Damon Murty won his first regular season race at Marshalltown in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars while Eric Stanton re­mains perfect in the Hobby Stocks for the 2016 season.Ward, who is calling Harcourt, Iowa home this racing season, started 12th and had to pass a lot of stout competition. Eric Elliott led much of the first portion of the 20-lap feature but Ward took command at the halfway mark and walked away in the closing portion to take a comfortable win.  Twelfth starting Richie Gustin, driving Shawn Ritter’s car, finished in second, third went to Tom Berry, Elliott was fourth and Jacob Murray finished fifth.Murty was the winner when the Stock Cars ran during the Tuesday program and won for the se­cond time in a week at Marshalltown, this time for a regular points show.  Murty started 10th, took over the lead at lap 13 from Steve Meyer and pulled away at the end for the easy win.  Meyer took the runner-up spot, Tyler Pickett started 12th and finished third, fourth went to Jeff Wollam, and Donavon Smith finished fifth after starting 14th.Peterson finally got that elusive first win in the Northern SportMods.  Peterson grabbed the lead from his fifth place starting position at lap three, and led to the checkers.  Sam Wieben just got by Cory Rose at the finish line, as they were scored second and third in that order. Fourth place was Jared VanDeest and Ethan Braaksma completed the top five.In the Hobby Stock feature, Stanton was looking to keep his perfect season going as he debuted his new car.  Stanton started eighth and battled his way to third place by lap seven. However, he had visiting driver Ryan Grochala and August Bach to contend with if he was going to keep the streak alive.He swung his ride to the topside and as the three raced to the checkers, Stanton got the momen­tum out of corner four, beating both to the finish line for the win. Grochala was second over Bach, Gary Pfantz took fourth and Dustin Graham was fifth. This was Stanton’s seventh win of the regu­lar season at Marshalltown.last_img read more

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Kimberly “Kim” Prather

first_imgKimberly “Kim” Sue Prather, 57, of Milan passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Kim was born Thursday, January 11, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of William and Judie (Collins) Adams. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church and worked for Margaret Mary Health as a medical assistant.  She was a past member of Milan Rescue 30, Southern Response and a member of the Batesville YMCA.  Kim had many hobbies which included: baking cakes, shopping, sewing, crocheting, an avid walker, Colts fan, an avid Reds fan and enjoyed playing the piano.  She also enjoyed going to the Great Smoky Mountains and going on vacations.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, but especially loved being a Grandma.Kim is survived by sons: Robert “Issac” (Amanda) Prather of Milan, Adam Prather of Versailles, Michael (Tara) Prather of Milan and Nicholas (fiancée Amber) Prather of Milan; children’s father Robert “Scott” Prather of Versailles; brothers: Andrew (April) Adams of Versailles, Mark Adams of Friendship and Ron (Patty) Adams of Versailles; sisters: Lisa Adams (Mike Becknell) of Dillsboro and Ann (Kelly) Cummins of Aurora; and 9 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and son Timothy Andrew Prather.A service celebrating her life will be held 10 AM Friday, September 27, at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 HWY US 50, Dillsboro, IN 47018, with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in New Cravens Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 4 – 7 PM Thursday, September 26 also at the church.  Memorial contributions may be given in honor of Kim to Susan G. Komen, Breast Cancer Foundation.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Delayed surgery not a red flag but symbol of receiver’s grit

first_imgJeremiah calls Shenault “arguably the best athlete in the entire draft class,” not just among the deep group of wide receivers. In addition to his muscular build, Jeremiah touted Shenault’s versatility.“He lined up everywhere in Colorado’s offense — out wide, in the slot, at running back and he even took snaps as a Wildcat quarterback. Shenault isn’t a nuanced route runner, but he is a monster with the ball in his hands,” Jeremiah said. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton March 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A lingering core muscle injury prevented Laviska Shenault from showcasing his skills and speed at the NFL scouting combine, where the former University of Colorado superstar posted a slower-than-expected 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash.What was instead on display in Indianapolis last week was Shenault’s off-the-charts ambition, the same desire that drove him to play through pain most of last season.Following his combine cameo, Shenault flew straight to Philadelphia, where noted surgeon Dr. William Myers on Tuesday performed a bilateral pelvic repair, said Shenault’s agent, Damarius Bilbo. Delayed surgery not a red flag but symbol of receiver’s grit “I think it speaks to how competitive he is and how willing he is to go out and show what he can do,” McShay said. “And that’s the guy that when you talk to coaches on that staff who have been with him, that’s what they know about him, is that he’ll do anything. Put me on a reverse? Fine. Put me in the backfield? Great. Put me in the slot. Put me on the X, put me at Y, the Z, wherever you want me, Coach, I’ll go and I’ll compete. “And I think sometimes and you see it with a lot of players, what makes you great also can be your demise,” McShay said. “And I think because all these guys are so competitive and especially a player like Shenault, they want to go out and prove that they can do it and they think they’re invincible. And we all did when we were 21, 22, 23 years old. But it sometimes catches up with you.”That said, McShay concurs with Bilbot that the lingering injury and the late surgery aren’t that big of a deal.“I think it’s a minor setback, I really do,” McShay said. “There’s so much tape of him, there’s so much versatility in his game that I don’t think it’s going to affect him greatly. I thought he was a second-round pick coming into the combine and I’ll be surprised if we get to the start of the third round on Friday night if he’s still on the board.”NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who ranked Shenault as the 22nd-best overall prospect this year, agrees he’ll be a second-rounder. Jeremiah had Shenault going to Green Bay at No. 30 in his pre-combine mock draft but swapped him out for Baylor senior Denzel Mims in his post-combine mock. “I love the sport too much to just shut it down. And I just wanted to be a team player,” he said. “I love the sport too much, so I just had to keep playing and keep fighting through it and just produce as much as I could.”After posting 56 catches for 764 yards and four TDs (he had 86-1,011-6 in 2018), Shenault again put off surgery, opting to train for the combine’s 40-yard dash.“These guys grow up watching the combine. They want to be there, they want to experience that. He said, ‘I’m going to get out on that field. I’m going to do what I have to do,’” Bilbo said. “And I think he actually tore it some more when he ran his 40 the first time. That’s why he just kind of just shut it down, because Myers was like, ‘Look, you’re going to have to have the surgery regardless.’ “But he just wanted to get out there and do what he could do. And I was proud of him. It was a very selfless act.”Todd McShay, NFL draft analyst for ESPN, said Shenault’s disappointing 40 and delayed surgery won’t affect his draft stock much if at all. Although Shenault was disappointed in his 40 time, Bilbo said Myers told him he was stunned Shenault ran as fast as he did given the injury.Shenault will need about six weeks of rehab and recovery, meaning he’ll miss CU’s pro day later this month and he won’t be able to work out for teams ahead of the April 23-25 NFL draft.One of the most explosive athletes in football when healthy, Shenault could have avoided this scenario by undergoing surgery last fall when he got hurt.“As an agent we always have to ask, ‘Why didn’t you have the surgery?’ And he said … ‘Look, if I have an NFL career, God’s going to bless me with that, but I want to be here for my teammates. This is what I signed up to go to Colorado for,’” Bilbo recounted Thursday.Shenault said at the combine that he never would have opted to cut short his season. ___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Associated Press last_img read more

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Topping Fund ratifies Charter of 2019

first_imgUntil Monday, the Fund operated in accordance with its former charter from 1982. However, according to Wong, the rules and regulations in the 1982 charter failed to apply to changes in the Fund and the University. For example, the Fund moved from the Division of Student Affairs to the Office of Undergraduate Programs. As a result, it became the norm that the Board not strictly follow the operational guidelines listed in the charter. The Norman Topping Student Aid Fund Governing Board officially ratified its Charter of 2019, a legally binding constitutional document that establishes the legitimacy of the Fund into USC bylaws, Monday. According to the memo, the Board can now review the Fund’s budget to help the Topping community grow in a “responsible manner.” New regulations set in place include enabling Topping alumni to reapply for graduate-level funding in 2020, creating programming that carries more relevance to the diverse Topping community and establishing a difference between undergraduate Topping Scholars and graduate Topping Fellows. “That became a major issue for the Provost’s Office and for the University, because not only were we not in compliance with our own rules and own legal documents … [but we were] also no longer legally compliant with California state laws or federal laws or University bylaws,” Wong said. “And so, in light of the situation, there would be a need for restructuring to take place.” The ratification of the charter, a 20-page document that details the relationship between the Fund and the University, marks the end of the program’s restructuring since Christina Yokoyama was terminated from her position as Topping director last spring. Since Yokoyama’s elimination, members of Topping — a student-funded, student-led scholarship program founded in 1972 for underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students — looked to revise its 1982 charter. According to Leal and Noyola’s letter, since the University is undergoing a change in leadership with President-elect Carol Folt as well as replacements for outgoing Provost Michael Quick and former Vice President of Student Affairs Ainsley Carry, the charter may have to go through several updates in the coming year. Wong said that with the new charter, the Board is on the path to creating positive change within the Fund and the University. “The Board worked hard to ratify a charter before this change occurs, so some topics, though still important, were tabled for after the ratification,” the letter read. “Next year, the Board will work on creating the Fund’s operating guidelines, while also working to address tabled topics.” “[The charter] provides for many protocols and procedures that will protect both the integrity of the Board and the Fund,” NTSAF Governing Board Chair Dustin Wong wrote in a memo to the Topping Scholar Community Tuesday. “But most importantly for you, it is our promise as the Governing Board to forge a more responsive and valuable Topping experience for current and future scholars.” “The Fund’s student body composition will be no less than 30% and no more than 50% Fellows by the year 2023,” Topping Scholar representatives Jennifer Leal and Lucero Noyola wrote in a letter to the Topping community Wednesday. “Meaning, we will increase the number of graduates in Topping in the coming years.” “It’s as if the Governing Board didn’t exist to function during those years,” Wong said. “And we’ve got a couple documents here and there, but not substantiated. Not many of them not dated as well, and so as a period of this decline, what we saw as a correlation at the same time, is that the Governing Board and its responsibilities started to diminish.” Wong said that from the late 1990s to 2017, the Fund experienced what is considered an “information dark age”; there was no trace of historical documents, annual reports, Board meeting minutes or other important information. “I want this to be, you know, a positive sign in the midst of all the University scandals, you know, of the fact that [Quick] is resigning, that we’re gonna have new president, etc., that almost all these different issues that, you know, we’ve actually managed to come together and put some positive, something positive in the news,” Wong said.last_img read more

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Buckeyes ice Hayes’ hot second half, top Badgers, 59-58

first_imgNigel Hayes grew up dreaming about being a Buckeye. That’s what he told the Wisconsin State Journal this week. He also said that Ohio State coach Thad Matta didn’t recruit him quite like Bo Ryan and assistant coach Lamont Paris did.For most of Saturday’s game, and especially when Hayes scored 13 points in the second half, it looked as if Matta had made a major mistake.What Matta did do right on the recruiting trail was land senior guard Aaron Craft, who brought the Buckeyes (17-5, 4-5) back late in the game and eventually made life difficult for the Badgers (17-5, 4-5) on the last possession, where Sam Dekker’s contested three-pointer clanked off the backboard and Ohio State topped Wisconsin, 59-58.With 8.4 seconds remaining and trailing by one, Wisconsin had just been granted new life when Buckeyes guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. missed a wide open layup, grabbed his own rebound but fell the floor, travelling.The Badgers would have to go the length of the floor, but in the double bonus, needed just a foul from Ohio State for a winning opportunity. That’s where Craft helped seal the victory.Traevon Jackson took the inbound, racing up the floor with Craft retreating but in his face.“The one thing we know about Traevon is … he likes big shots and he loves the ball at the end of the shot clock, at the end of the game,” Matta said. “We told our guys ‘He’s probably going to take the shot.’”Each driving step by Jackson seemed anticipated by Craft and the UW guard gained zero separation from the all-Big Ten defender. Jackson picked up his dribble at the top of the key, passing to Dekker when LaQuinton Ross jumped in his way.With little more than one second left, Dekker had to rush the shot, fading off balance to his right. When the ball hit the floor, Wisconsin had lost its third consecutive game at the Kohl Center and its fourth since starting the season 16-0. It was their first three-game home losing streak since the 1997-1998 season.“To lose here is a little different then the last few years,” UW guard Josh Gasser said. “If you don’t bring it for a full 40 minutes that’s what is going to happen, no matter where you’re playing, no matter who you’re playing.”Ohio State led for just seven minutes and 38 seconds Saturday afternoon, but was never far from it as Wisconsin’s largest lead — eight points — dwindled halfway through the first half.With Wisconsin leading by four and less than four minutes remaining, Jackson sunk beneath a double screen, giving Craft his most open look of the day, where he made his first shot of the day, a three-pointer to cut the Wisconsin lead to one.On the next possession he shook Hayes off the dribble for a layup, adding a pair of free throws 90 seconds later for the Ohio State lead. Those seven points were all Craft would contribute to the box score outside of four assists and two steals, but they were eventually all Ohio State needed.Ross led the Buckeyes with 13 points while Amedeo Della Valle added 11 off the bench.If it weren’t for Craft pulling it out for the Buckeyes, the story would have centered on Hayes, an Ohio native.For most of the second half, Hayes was the focal point of UW’s offense, touching the ball almost every time down the floor, many times driving to the hoop from an extended post position.Starting six-for-six, it wasn’t until 1:46 remained in the second half that Hayes missed his first shot of the game.His drives garnered more than just points, they also garnered plenty of fouls in the Ohio State frontcourt. Unfortunately for the Badgers, Hayes converted just five of his 11 free throw attempts, the department where he’s struggled most his season.“I missed more free throws than I made and that’s a problem,” Hayes said. “I really have to start converting from the free throw line. Getting there is not the problem.”His teammates didn’t dominate the charity stripe, either. Wisconsin missed 10 free throws, their second most all season, and the misses didn’t stop there.The 26.3 percent shooting woes from the Northwestern game Wednesday carried on beyond the arc for UW Saturday. After Ben Brust made his first two threes early on, the Badgers shot just 1-for-15 from distance.When the shots aren’t falling, especially for one of UW’s best shooters, it naturally makes for a pretty sullen postgame press conference, as the Badgers will almost surely drop from the top 25 rankings come Monday.“I don’t think we’re happy by any means, but we want to get back to what we know we can be,” Brust said. “We have to change something … we can’t sulk. We’ve got to move on.”last_img read more

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Gabriela Knutson up to No. 8 in latest ITA rankings, highest ever for Syracuse player

first_imgDespite losing a undefeated singles record on March 13, Gabriela Knutson moved up three spots to No. 8 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings on Tuesday. It is the highest ranking for a singles player in SU history, previously beating Knutson’s No. 11 ranking two weeks ago.After falling to Florida Atlantic’s then-No. 6 Aliona Bolsova in straight sets, Knutson picked up two consecutive victories against top-40 players this weekend. On Friday, Knutson defeated Clemson’s then-No. 20 Marie Leduc, 7-5, 7-5. Two days later, the SU junior scraped by Wake Forest’s then-No. 36 Emma Davis in a third set tiebreak to pick up her fourth victory against a ranked opponent in the last five matches.No. 32 Syracuse (11-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) progressed seven spots after a 1-1 record this week. SU made light work of then-No. 44 Clemson, 5-2, but fell to then-No. 16 Wake Forest by one point.The doubles pairing of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez dropped 20 spots from No. 17 to No. 37 after four consecutive losses, all to duos that are currently ranked in the top 60.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse returns back to action on Sunday when it faces No. 48 Louisville at Drumlins Country Club. Comments Published on March 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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