first_imgElsewhere, Fleetwood beat Sunderland 2-1 to stay top of north group A, Salford were also 2-1 winners at Rochdale to stay top of north group B, while Shrewsbury kept up their 100 per cent record in north group C with a 4-3 win at Crewe.Norwich U21s lost 1-0 at Cheltenham, meaning they sit second in south group F; Plymouth beat Newport 3-1 in the same group.Mansfield beat Scunthorpe 2-1 in north group E, Oldham were 3-1 winners at Bradford in north group F, and Accrington won 1-0 at Barrow in north group G.- Advertisement – Liam Miller of Liverpool after scoring his side's opening goal during the EFL Trophy group match between Port Vale and Liverpool U21Image:Liam Miller scored twice but Liverpool U21s were beaten 4-2 at Port Vale Liverpool’s U21s were beaten 4-2 at Port Vale as they stayed bottom of north group D. Liam Millar scored twice for the Reds, but Mark Cullen, Aled Hurst, Harry McKirdy and Devante Rodney earned the hosts victory. Wolves U21s moved second in north group F with a 2-1 win at Doncaster Rovers thanks to a Fabio Silva double and Leicester U21s are top of north group H following the 3-1 win at Grimsby after goals from Callum Wright, Sidnei Tavares and Admiral Muskwe.West Ham U21s kept up their 100 per cent record in south group A as Kai Corbett’s early goal saw them past Portsmouth, and Fulham’s U21s lost a penalty shoot-out at Burton Albion after a 1-1 draw. Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-2 during the EFL Trophy match between Doncaster Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers U21 Image:Fabio Silva scored twice for Wolves U21s at Doncaster Arsenal U21s beat Gillingham on penalties on Tuesday in the Papa John’s Trophy to move four points clear at the top of south group B.Arsenal won 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the Priestfield, as Catalin Cirjan’s opener was cancelled out by Gillingham’s Trae Coyle.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Hull City won 2-0 at Harrogate in north group H, Colchester thrashed Southend 6-1 in south group A, and Crawley beat Ipswich 2-0 in south group B.There were 1-0 wins for Oxford at Walsall and Swindon at Forest Green, Charlton beat Leyton Orient 3-1, and Cambridge beat Peterborough on penalties after a 1-1 draw.last_img read more

first_imgThe school said the number of suspensions required them to would be staggered over the first three weeks of the season. The Bears open at home against Nebraska on Feb. 14.Athletic administrators became aware of the incident last May, and an investigation by Baylor’s general counsel office and Division of Student Life followed. The school said drugs and alcohol were not involved in the hazing incident. The names of the players weren’t released.OBIT-ROGER KAHNRoger Kahn, elegant ‘Boys of Summer’ author, dies at 92MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The author of “The Boys of Summer” has died. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKOBE BRYANT-HELICOPTER CRASHInvestigators: No sign of engine failure for Bryant copterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure. That’s according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles on Jan. 26. The NTSB is investigating the accident, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year. A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed into the hill.KOBE BRYANT-MEMORIAL2/24: Bryant memorial reflects dad and daughter’s uniformsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow says there will be a “celebration of life” memorial on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor her late husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Vanessa Bryant posted a graphic on Instagram Friday morning to announce the event. Her post only said the event will occur at 10 a.m. and there are “details to come.”The arena is where Bryant starred for the Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna. They and seven others died in a helicopter crash last month. February 7, 2020 RANGERS MOVESRangers add former Indians closer Allen on minor league dealARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with former Cleveland closer Cody Allen, who will report to major league spring training.If added to the 40-man roster, Allen would get a one-year contract that includes a $1.3 million salary while in the major leagues. Allen was 0-2 with four saves and a 6.26 ERA in 25 appearances for the Los Angeles Angels last season. The 31-year-old right-hander had at least 30 saves in three straight seasons with the Indians from 2015-17. He’s also Cleveland’s career leader in saves (149) and in appearances (456) and strikeouts (564) by a reliever.In other MLB news: Associated Press center_img Update on the latest sports — Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the New York Mets front office after signing a contract extension with the network. She will be an analyst on weekday games as well as making appearances on various network shows. Commissioner Rob Manfred said during this week’s owners meetings that he was not comfortable with Mendoza and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez being both team employees and broadcasters.— Brian Schneider was shifted to major league quality control coach by the New York Mets, filling the opening created when Luis Rojas replaced Carlos Beltrán as manager. Schneider was Miami’s catching coach for the past four seasons and had been hired by the Mets as manager of Triple-A Syracuse. He will oversee catcher’s instruction. Mets first base coach Tony DeFrancesco also will be responsible for outfield coaching.BAYLOR SUSPENSIONSBaylor suspends 14 baseball players 2 games each over hazingWACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor issued two-game suspensions to 14 baseball players Friday over an unspecified hazing incident that occurred last February. Roger Kahn wrote 20 books and hundreds of articles, but he was particularly noted for the 1972 best-seller that looked at his relationship with his father through their shared love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kahn’s writing hit on social issues, particularly race. He wrote at length about Jackie Robinson and his struggles in breaking baseball’s color line, and the two formed a long friendship.Son Gordon Kahn said his father died Thursday at a nursing facility in in Mamaroneck (muh-MA’-ruh-nek), New York. He was 92.NHL-OBIT-GLENNIEBrian Glennie, a hard-hitting defenseman who spent most of his 10-year NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, has died. He was 73.Glennie, who was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, helped the national team win Olympic bronze at the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France, under Father David Bauer. The Maple Leafs confirmed his death on Friday. After nine seasons with the Maple Leafs, he finished his career in 1978-79 with the Los Angeles Kings.Over 572 career NHL regular-season games, Glennie had 14 goals, 100 assists and 621 penalty minutes.last_img read more

first_imgIn the first quarter on Saturday, the Badgers played some of the worst football UW has seen in quite some time, leaving the packed crowd at Camp Randall Stadium groaning and cringing. And who could blame them?The defense was shaky, running back P.J. Hill wasn’t rolling over his opponents and Wisconsin committed six penalties in the first quarter to put themselves in a deep 14-0 hole against the lowly Marshall Thundering Herd.Luckily, the Badgers weren’t playing a good team.That 14-point deficit was soon erased after Wisconsin scored 51 unanswered points, silencing the Herd’s cries of upset. Regardless, Badger fans have much to worry about.First, against an under-matched defense, UW running backs racked up a mere 161 rush yards — a fraction of what they compiled against Akron.More importantly, the defense was outplayed for a good portion of the game. The secondary was attacked right from the start, and it seemed as if the defensive backs’ reflexes didn’t kick in until the second quarter.Nonetheless, the Badgers turned on overdrive and ended up destroying a team that they should have pushed around from the start. The passing game made up for a lackluster rushing performance, and the defense had three takeaways on consecutive possessions, giving Badger fans something to cheer for.Now, it may be that Wisconsin wasn’t playing as hard as it could at the start of the game. Maybe the team simply didn’t anticipate the Herd’s initial intensity and had to adjust to their aerial attack.As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t matter what excuse UW football claims. If the Badgers come out playing the way they did Saturday morning, they’ll have trouble coming back from deep deficits in the coming weeks.To be frank, the teams Wisconsin has not faced yet are much better than the teams it has faced. Moreover, it will be difficult for first-year starter Allan Evridge to bail out the Badgers and pass for 308 yards and a touchdown against better opponentsIn the coming weeks, Wisconsin football will be put to the test against ranked teams, first against the No. 21 Fresno State Bulldogs. Though not a conference game, the night game this coming Saturday will be a precursor to how the Badgers play the rest of the season.If anyone remembers the game at UNLV last year — when Wisconsin needed a miracle run from quarterback Tyler Donovan to win — it proved the Badgers need a lot of work. It showed in the team’s shaky wins in the following weeks and eventually in back-to-back losses to Illinois and Penn State.This year, the Badgers have an even tougher test against a team that came out of nowhere and is thinking upset over an inconsistent Wisconsin squad.Don’t get me wrong though — the Badgers are better than Fresno State. What is worrisome, however, is that for a fourth of the game last Saturday, the Badgers did not look like they belonged in the Football Bowl Subdivision. They got outplayed by a worse team and were able to come back and regain their stride.The problem is that they had to come back from two possessions down against Marshall. The Bulldogs won’t give up a lead like that so easily.Fresno State has a talented running back in Ryan Mathews and had a strong victory over Rutgers in week one. Simply, Fresno State is too good for Wisconsin to be able to beat with talent alone.If the Badgers play a solid four quarters, they should have no problem with the Bulldogs. If the Wisconsin defense forces turnovers and the offense makes plays, Fresno State will have a tough time competing with one of the most veteran teams in the country.But if the Badgers beat themselves like they did against Marshall, then Fresno State won’t have to try hard at all — Wisconsin will do most of the work on its own.If the Badgers beat Fresno State and Ohio State beats USC in the upcoming weekend, then the matchup on October 4 at Camp Randall will have national title implications. Maybe that will be enough incentive for Wisconsin to bring its best game. For now, we’ll just wait and see.Jonah is a sophomore hoping to major in journalism. Do you find yourself biting your nails at Badger games? E-mail him your thoughts at [email protected]last_img read more