Women’s basketball earns three All-Big 12 selections

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first_imgLinkedin ReddIt Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Amy Okonkwo grabbed the Sixth Man of the Year award. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com + posts TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! printThree women’s basketball players earned All-Big 12 honors announced by the league Wednesday, including forward Amy Okonkwo who was tabbed as the Big 12’s Sixth Man of the Year award.Okonkwo’s honor was TCU’s second Big 12 individual award as she joins Chelsea Price, the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year selection.Okonkwo averaged 15.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this season while shooting a conference-best 90.2 percent from the free-throw line and 51 percent from the field. She is on pace to be the second-ever Big 12 player to record a 50/90 season.Okonkwo was also named to the All-Big 12 second team and her teammates Jordan Moore and Kianna Ray were named All-Big 12 Honorable Mentions. Okonkwo is the second Horned Frog to record first or second-team conference honors, joining Zhana Medley who recorded three All-Big 12 first team selections.Moore is TCU’s second-leading scorer with 12.8 points per game and TCU’s leading rebounder with 6.8 per game. Moore also ranks eighth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage, 53.8 percent, and third in blocked shots with two per game.Ray’s ball movement has been huge for the Horned Frogs all season. She is TCU’s assist leader with 3.6 per game, eighth in the Big 12.She is one of two players in the conference to rank in the top 15 in assists, steals, and blocks.This is the second season that TCU has had three separate players earn conference honors as Prince, Medley and Veja Hamilton earned Big 12 honors in 2015.The Horned Frogs will return to the hardwood for the Big 12 Tournament Saturday against the Oklahoma Sooners at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. Facebook Twitter What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/center_img Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TAGSBig 12 Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleMen’s Tennis picks up 4-0 win over TulsaNext articleNelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Chelsea and Manchester City battling to sign striker – report

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first_imgChelsea and Manchester City are battling to sign Napoli’s Argentine striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to The Sun.Lavezzi, apparently rated at £20m, has been strongly linked with Paris St-Germain, while Inter Milan are also believed to have shown an interest.But it is claimed that the player’s representatives are holding out for offers from the Premier League’s big spendersThe Sun also pick up on comments attributed to Yaya Toure’s agent by the Spanish media, which appeared to suggest the Ivorian is looking to quit City and that Chelsea are one of the clubs that could sign him.Following reports in the Italian press that former England boss Fabio Capello is in the frame for the Chelsea manager’s job, the Daily Mirror suggest he could be installed at Stamford Bridge as early as next week.Capello, 66, is said to be looking for a three-year deal worth around £6m per season and could lay the foundations for Pep Guardiola to succeed him in 2014 – although Guardiola is also reported to be a target for Liverpool.The Sun say Capello would be prepared to accept even a one-year deal with Guardiola then taking over.The Daily Telegraph suggest Italian media reports that Capello is odds-on to become Chelsea boss are wide of the mark, but that he is pushing himself forward for the job as well as weighing up a highly-lucrative offer to be the head coach of the United Arab Emirates.The Daily Express also report that Capello, who still has a house in London, wants the Blues to appoint him.Meanwhile, The Sun report that Salomon Kalou is keen to rejoin his former club Feyenoord.Kalou, whose Chelsea contract expires this summer, is quoted as saying: “Feyenoord can call me any time — they are the first name on my list.“Let me win the Champions League final and then I will think about Feyenoord. Yes, I’m serious.”Video: Will Chelsea be crowned European champions?See also:Chelsea are not like Arsenal and shouldn’t leave Stamford BridgeA move to the ‘Battersea Bridge’ make sense for ChelseaFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pulis: Middlesbrough star can go to the top

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first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesMiddlesbrough boss Tony Pulis insisted Adama Traore has the potential to play at the top level after the winger scored his first goal for the club in their 3-0 win at QPR.Daniel Ayala’s header and George Friend’s brilliant strike put Boro in control by half-time and Traore sealed their win with five minutes remaining.“He can be frustrating at times, but I’m telling you if he works it out then he could be anything,” Pulis said.“You look at the top clubs in the Premier League and they’ve all got that electric pace and no-one’s as quick as this boy is.Embed from Getty Images“He’s starting to work it out a bit now and hopefully the penny drops. All we’re asking him to do is what he’s good at, which is to run forward with the ball and run forward without the ball.“When he does that, as you saw today, he’s unplayable.”Middlesbrough’s resounding win was their third consecutive away victory and they were comfortable once Ayala’s nodded them in front in the 24th minute.“In the first 15 minutes we looked a little bit out of sorts and QPR started really brightly,” said Pulis.“As soon as we got a goal we then went on and deservedly won the game.“For the players to put in that kind of performance and show that bit of character, I’m really pleased.“We played some good stuff at times, created opportunities, and when we had to roll our sleeves up and battle we restricted them to not many opportunities.”last_img read more

Photo library: Tourism and leisure 13

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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: A display at the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum houses historical texts on and photographs of the former prisoner, president, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s life, as well as a large collection of gifts, degrees and citations made to him. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: A display at the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum houses historical texts on and photographs of the former prisoner, president, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s life, as well as a large collection of gifts, degrees and citations made to him. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: A display at the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum houses historical texts on and photographs of the former prisoner, president, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s life, as well as a large collection of gifts, degrees and citations made to him. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: A display at the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum houses historical texts on and photographs of the former prisoner, president, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s life, as well as a large collection of gifts, degrees and citations made to him. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: A display at the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum houses historical texts on and photographs of the former prisoner, president, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s life, as well as a large collection of gifts, degrees and citations made to him. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: A display at the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum houses historical texts on and photographs of the former prisoner, president, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s life, as well as a large collection of gifts, degrees and citations made to him. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: A display at the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum houses historical texts on and photographs of the former prisoner, president, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s life, as well as a large collection of gifts, degrees and citations made to him. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Qunu, Eastern Cape province: A replica of the Robben Island cell in which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, at the Nelson Mandela Museum. Mandela grew up in the village of Qunu. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Qunu, Eastern Cape province: A display with a photo of the Robben Island prison, at the Nelson Mandela Museum. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image TOURISM AND LEISURE 13:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

The best this month

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first_imgA quick roundup of what’s hot around the globe this month. Choose from the hottest events, shows and happenings in the world of music, art, cinema, literature, sport, fashion, wine and food.ItalySep 01 to 11International movies, actors and directors… catch them all at the 67th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, better known as the Venice International Film Festival. It will showcase fiction, documentary, animation, features and short films. Winners of the main competition will receive the prestigious Golden Lion awards in various categories.IndiaSep 02The festive mood in the city of Mathura is at its pinnacle on Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Celebrations reach their peak at midnight (the birth hour) after which various poojas and other ceremonies are performed. The entertainment quotient is heightened by the performance of ‘Rasleela,’ a dance drama depicting Lord Krishna’s life.USASep 02 to 05Known for promoting awareness about all forms of jazz, the Chicago Jazz Festival is back with a bang. What started out as a festival held in honour of the great composer Duke Ellington, has now become a full-fledged tradition. This year it gets bigger and better with both national and international jazz artistes showcasing their talent at various venues across the city.IndiaSep 10 to 12 Head to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi to see how it is decked up during Eid-ul-Fitr. This special occasion comes after a month of Ramadan fasting and food lovers turn up in big numbers to enjoy Eid specialities–haleem, biryani and the dessert sevaiyan. The special namaaz offered on this day is what gives us front-page photographs every year, with thousands of believers kneeling on the ground.IndiaSep 11Turn your festive spirits up a notch to celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi, one of the most popular festivals in Maharashtra. It rejoices the birth of Lord Ganesha. Devotees, enthused with the spirit of devotion, join processions for the ritualistic immersion of the artistic idols of Ganesha. Try the traditional modak, a sweet which is prepared in colossal amounts during the festival.SwedenSep 11If you are holidaying in the Swedish capital we suggest you take some time out to take part in annual Stockholm Half Marathon. But if your fitness levels are not up to the mark you can just watch people running. It starts at the Royal Palace and ends at the city park in Kungstredg erden, taking you past the prettiest and most famous landmarks in the city. This year is the 10th edition of the race.ChileSep 16 to 20September sees patriotic Chileans celebrating their country in every way. The Independence Day is on the 18th but the festivities continue for five days with parades, traditional dances, food, drinks and parties. Chileans don’t leave any excuse to party. Make sure you don’t skip the cueca song which is literally the heart of the festival and is accompanied with Spanish dance.UKSep 17 to 22Fashionistas, pay attention! It’s time again to head to the London Fashion Week held at Somerset House, to satiate your ‘haute couture’ desires and take a look at what trends are ruling the ramp this season. It is a week-long affair, showcasing both catwalk and ready to wear exhibit designs by a host of extraordinarily creative designers based in the United Kingdom.CanadaSep 17 to 26Love wine? Then there is no excuse for skipping the Niagara Wine Festival, held annually at Niagara valley. Relish the best produced wine of the region, go for wine tours, take part in wine tasting courses and dig into Niagara cuisine. You couldn’t ask for more. Party to the hilt at this 10-day bash of glitz, glamour and glittering lights and, last but not the least, the best wine labels in the world.UKSep 25 to 26The focus of cheese lovers’ calendar is the Great British Cheese Festival in Cardiff Castle. You can sample over 450 varieties of delicious cheese made from sheep, cow, goat and buffalo milk. Couple that with classes dedicated to educate visitors on how to team cheeses up with the right wine, inspiring them to taste and appreciate the diversity of British cheese, and you have a fabulous time lined up.GermanySep-Oct 18 to 04The 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Munich will be an event to remember so don a cowboy hat and head to Munich to show off your beer belly at the largest beer festival in the world. If you like your sausages meaty and brew strong, a beer tent is just the place to be. Devour generous helpings of cheese noodles and potato pancakes alongside the finest of beers.AustraliaSep-Oct 22 to 10Watch plays, musical performances, attend art shows, films screenings at Melbourne Fringe Festival, one of the largest art festivals in the country. Thousands of artists participate and display their talent at this lively festival which celebrates art, culture and tradition. It takes places at various venues across the city and Melbourne is fun in every sense during these days.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Hyundai gets past 70 lakh production milestone

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first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) today crossed the 70 lakh production milestone, within 18 years of rolling out its first vehicle in the country. The companys manufacturing facility at Sriperumpudur near Chennai today rolled out the seven millionth vehicle– a top variant of its sports utility vehicle Creta. “HMIL has always set new benchmarks in terms of quality and customer delight by introducing new products with new technology and design to the Indian market, demonstrating superior manufacturing prowess,” HMIL Managing Director and CEO Y K Koo said in a statement. The companys Made in India products have impressed global and Indian customers alike, he added. “We now have to move to realise our visionas announced during our 20th year of foundation on May 6, 2016, of being the market leader, great place to work, most loved and trusted brandwith modern premium brand essence to touch 10 million units within the first half of 2021,” Koo said. Hyundai had rolled out its first million car, a Santro, in 2006 just eight years after commencement ofcommercial production in 1998. Thereafter, production picked up momentum, with the next million milestone being achieved within an average of 18-19 months. The five millionth car was flagged off in October 2013 by the companys brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan. The maker of Grand i10 and Creta, has held the top automobile exporter position consistently for the past 12 years since 2004 with having dispatched 24,64,723 units till date to overseas locations. PTI MSS MRlast_img read more

Doesn’t bother me: Steve Smith on ‘cheat’ chants in World Cup warm-up vs England

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first_imgAustralia batsman Steve Smith played down the hostile reception he had received as he walked out to bat during their 1st World Cup 2019 warm-up match against England at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.Steve Smith was booed by the Rose Bowl crowd and there were chants of “cheat, cheat, cheat” as he made his way out to the middle in the 17th over of Australia’s innings. Earlier, opener David Warner was booed by the England crowd who witnessed both the batsmen take the attack to the English bowlers.Both Smith and Warner had served bans over their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal from last year. Nonetheless, the two Australian batsmen are back in the limited-overs squads after some impressive performances in the T20 leagues across the globe.While Warner made a 55-ball 43, Smith showcased why he is rated one of the best batsmen going around with a delightful hundred (116 from 102 balls). Smith’s masterclass helped Australia post 297 and eventually clinch a 12-run win over England.Stressing he is considering all the boos as white noise, Steve Smith said: “I heard a few things as I went out to bat. But it doesn’t get to me. I was just trying to keep my head down and move straight ahead and just do my job and fortunately today, I was able to score a few runs for the team.”More importantly, I was able to spend some time in the middle before the World Cup.”It doesn’t bother me. I focus on my job. Support of teammates up in the balcony. I know I’ve got the support of my teammates. If I can make them proud and Australians proud then that’s my goal.advertisement”I just blank it out. They call it white noise. When I am out there I pay no attention to the crowd and just move on with playing the game.””Genius what a player!”Steve Smith starred with the bat for Australia with a brilliant century in their #CWC19 warm-up match against England and his former skipper was full of praise for him! pic.twitter.com/ncQtTuhjQjCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 25, 2019’Everyone is entitled to their opinion’Smith also added that he has not been subjected to abuse from the general public ever since arriving in the United Kingdom for the World Cup.”No, it’s been really good I haven’t copped any which is really nice. I guess everyone is entitled their opinion and how they want to treat people, but it is water off a duck’s back. I’ll just do my own thing and just keep working hard to play hard.”Smith paced his innings wonderfully well and played some delightful strokes in his inimitable style. While he stepped out and played inside-out shots against Moeen Ali, he wasn’t reluctant to power the ball over the boundary ropes against pace bowlers.’Nice to spend a bit out of time out in the middle’Smith though is not becoming complacent but hopes to strike form during the World Cup. Australia begin their campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 before which they play their 2nd warm-up match against Sri Lanka on May 27.”I was actually a little bit disappointed with my one-day form probably the last 18 months – take out the last 12 – so it was nice to spend a bit of time out in the middle today and the practice games that we’ve had so far I have felt really good. Everything is going well and I’m looking forward to the first game coming now,” Smith added.”I’m not reading too much into it, they’re just practice games at the moment, hopefully, I can keep this form for the real stuff and we’ll make a judgment then. I am feeling good, I’m feeling calm at the crease and hitting the right balls I want to the boundary.”Also Read | Warm-up win over India means little for World Cup, says Ross TaylorAlso Read | Nothing to worry about: Ravindra Jadeja on India’s batting woes after loss to NZAlso See:last_img read more

TFA National Training Squads Announced

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first_imgJordan Marshall Dan Withers Trent Touma Kristy Brennan Jenna Hitch Nicole Beck Rachel Beck Matt Prowse Louise Winchester Scott Bundy Emily Hennessey Elin Mortimer Danielle Davis Sam Brisby Rob Nakhla Alicia Quirk Dylan Hennessey Touch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to announce its National Training Squads for the 2014 Trans Tasman Series against arch rivals New Zealand, which will take place in Mudgee, New South Wales in April, 2014.The Open teams (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed) will be looking to win back the prestigious Trans Tasman trophy following a loss to New Zealand in the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, with the Women’s team the only side of the three to win their division.The squads consist of 18 players across the divisions yet to represent Australia at an Open’s level, with plenty of exciting up-and-coming talent selected in the squads following Australia’s Youth division clean sweep over New Zealand in the Super Trans Tasman Series. While there are some new faces in the squads, the teams will still contain a great deal of international experience, with the three Open’s teams combined comprising a total of more than 550 Australian Touch Football caps.Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named in the Australian squads: Patricia Michaelopolous Lizzie Campbell Jonathan Palau Oscar Sanft Cara Zaremski Michael Law Kirsty Quince Nick Good Jess McCall Laura Peattie Luke Tonegato Nicole McHugh Justin Mitchell Ben Moylan Adam Pryde Kristian Congoo Catherine Sargent Tim Good Peter Normancenter_img Women’s Open Michael Chapman Men’s Open Daniel Barton Steve Roberts Willie Bishop Simon Lang Stuart Brierty Kristin Boss Claire Winchester Peta Rogerson Melissa Peters Terry Deegan Ashleigh Quinlan Leah Percy Lawrence Oberleuter Rohit Prasad Dylan Thompson Matt Tope James Shute Charlotte Caslick Scott Buckley Marikki Watego Maddison Studdon Leah Opie Mixed Open Tim Glazebrook Sarah Spacie Kylie Hilder Sebe Rey Emilee Cherry Sarah Peattie Dean Springfield Kim Sue See Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for all of the latest news and information regarding the 2014 Trans Tasman Series. Related Filesnts_announcement_release_01-pdfRelated LinksNational Training Squadslast_img read more

9 months agoMan Utd willing to allow Valencia to join Inter Milan

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first_imgMan Utd willing to allow Valencia to join Inter Milanby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are ready to allow captain Antonio Valencia to run down his contract this season.The Mirror says United have no intention of triggering a 12-month extension option in Valencia’s current deal, which will expire this summer.With this in mind, Valencia’s representatives have begun negotiating a move to Inter Milan for the Ecuadorian right-back, who has played just eight times this season.Inter reportedly want to sign the 33-year-old during the January transfer window but United don’t want to weaken Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad without bringing in a replacement.Valencia has played just once under Solskjaer having fallen out of favour under the Norwegian’s predecessor, Jose Mourinho. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Victory could put senior class in OSU record books

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NEW ORLEANS — A victory in tonight’s Sugar Bowl would not only give Ohio State football back-to-back BCS bowl victories, but the 2010 senior class would also claim its 44th win and tie the program record for wins. The 2010 seniors hope to emulate the record-holding 2009 senior class, which ended its collegiate career in a blaze of BCS glory, defeating Oregon 26-17 in the Rose Bowl for its 44th win. The 2009 seniors “were proud of that record,” said wide receiver Grant Schwartz. “I would have liked to break it, but definitely looking forward to trying to tie it.” Linebacker Ross Homan echoed Schwartz’s sentiments. “This is our last hooray,” Homan said. “We want to go out on top.” Defensive end Cameron Heyward was sentimental about his OSU playing days. “It’s just been a fun ride,” Heyward said. “I can truly say that I’ve enjoyed my four years to the fullest.” The 2010 seniors have provided an unblemished 4-0 record against Michigan, four Big Ten titles and a fourth consecutive BCS bowl appearance. Before touching down in New Orleans, Homan talked about the preparations that will hopefully get him and his classmates their 44th win, as well as a Sugar Bowl championship title for Buckeye Nation to celebrate. “The seniors that we have, I think it’s going to be more of a business-oriented trip,” Homan said. “We’ll take it a lot more serious.” read more