A Case For Not Getting Married… It Bores Women.

first_img Share Share 31 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share LifestyleRelationships A Case For Not Getting Married… It Bores Women. by: – May 5, 2011 Contrary to popular belief, women are the ones who get bored in a marriage, not men.This is according to a new study on relational boredom in the journal Personal Relationships. Interestingly enough, the same doesn’t go for non-married dating couples.In those instances, unmarried men are the ones who check out of the relationship first.One theory is that unmarried women “might experience less boredom because they can more readily extricate themselves from a relationship once boredom sets in,” says Unniversity of Winnipeg psychologist Beverley Fehr.But once you tie the knot, that readily available escape route all but disappears, which I can imagine causes some high levels of stress and anxiety – a feeling I’m all too familiar with.The 88 couples in the study were asked about their relationships, and the answers included almost 70 varying descriptions of boredom. “The relationship feels like a chore” was a popular choice among the descriptions that the married women picked. As if that weren’t bad enough, women also described their relatonships as dull, lacking fun and conversation and being devoid of romance, according to the “Relational Boredom Scale.”Breaking Up Is Hard To Do…Literally!Sorry to break it to you, but the answer isn’t “never get married.” While it may seem like an obvious excuse to cop out of marriage, the truth is that boredom is just one of many possible obstacles couples face in relationships – Fehr sites “conflict, betrayal and selfishness” as a few others.But here’s the thing: for every negative in a relationship, there are a million positive components as well. You just have to decide for yourself if the positives outweigh the negatives, and if your answer is yes, then it’s important to make a very consious effort to work at fixing the negatives… but only if it’s worth it. If it’s not, then you’re probably with the wrong guy.By:StyleCasterSource: Yahoo Shine Magazinelast_img read more

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EPL: Saints face Sheffield United test

first_imgSouthampton vs. Sheffield United Venue: St Mary’s Stadium Kick off: 4PMSheffield United bring down the curtain on a memorable 2019-20 Premier League campaign with a trip to Southampton this afternoon. The Blades are eighth in the table heading into this clash with Southampton, who have gone six games without defeat to climb into 12th.Finishing in the top four, or at least challenging for a Europa League spot, was a realistic possibility for United when the competition shut down for three months in March.Chris Wilder’s men were fifth in the table at that point, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and in front of the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.Three wins in 10 post-lockdown has killed off those European aspirations, though, and United can now finish no higher than their current position of eighth on the final weekend.Four defeats in their last eight matches, most recently losing back-to-back against Leicester City and Everton without scoring, is as many as they suffered in their previous 22. Still, 2019-20 will long live in the memory of United supporters given that they were tipped by many to go straight back down following last year’s promotion.This season has hardly been a vintage one for opponents Southampton, although results and performances have at least picked up in the second half of the campaign and there is plenty of hope for the future.The Saints’ board deserve praise for sticking with boss Ralph Hasenhuttl on the back of October’s 9-0 loss to Leicester City – a record home defeat in a top-flight fixture.Hasenhuttl has now got his players playing the way he wants and Southampton have one of the best records in the division since football resumed in June.In their eight matches since the three-month hiatus, the Saints have won four, drawn three and lost one in a run that includes a 1-0 win over dethroned champions Man City. Last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth made it six games without defeat – Southampton’s best run since August 2016 – and Hasenhuttl will now be looking to end the campaign on a high.However, they have won just 18 of their 49 Premier League points in home games this season (37%).Only Crystal Palace have won a lower share of their points in a single campaign in the competition at home (33% in 1997-98).Southampton have also won only one of their last nine final-day fixtures in the Premier League, losing five of those, so recent history is not exactly on their side.RelatedPosts EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Arsenal reject £3m bid for Balogun Eberechi Eze debuts for Crystal Palace as Eagles thump Southampton Southampton possible XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Ings, Long. Sheffield United possible XI: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McBurnie, McGoldrick.Tags: Sheffield UnitedSouthamptonSt. Mary’s Stadiumlast_img read more

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Viv Anderson backs Wayne Rooney to rediscover his form at Manchester United

first_imgViv Anderson has backed Wayne Rooney to recapture his form and insisted he has nothing to prove. He has netted six goals in 14 games in all competitions ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup visit of Middlesbrough and Anderson, who played for United between 1987 and 1991, believes Rooney must continue to play. He said: “His record speaks for itself and he doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody. I would pick Wayne Rooney every time because on any given day he could score a hat-trick. He’ll only get through this spell by playing. “If you’re going through a bad time at a big club, whether it is Wayne Rooney or Diego Costa, you are always going to get stick. That’s part and parcel of being captain of Manchester United and England. “When you don’t score 20 goals on a regular basis some people are going to ask questions. He has been through this many, many times and he’ll come out the other side.” Boss Louis van Gaal has said he is sick of answering questions on Rooney’s form despite the 30-year-old failing to have a shot on target in Sunday’s 0-0 derby draw with Manchester City. Despite Rooney’s struggles United are fourth in the Barclays Premier League and just two points off leaders City and Anderson believes they must win a trophy. “Manchester United cannot go two years without winning something, they are expected to win trophies. Louis van Gaal will expect to win something this season, ” added Anderson, who was speaking at GameChangers Football as part of his role as ambassador for the Nottingham City of Football project. Former England international Anderson was assistant manager at Middlesbrough to former United team-mate Bryan Robson between 1994 and 2001 and helped them to the final of the League Cup in 1997, when they lost to Leicester. The former Manchester United defender reckons the England captain can handle the criticism after his stuttering start to the season. Rooney has been accused of under-performing and has scored just twice in nine Barclays Premier League for United outings this term. Boro, under Aitor Karanka, are currently fourth in the Sky Bet Championship and Anderson believes they could shock United. He said: “They will have half an eye on the league games so he (van Gaal) might give a few of the squad players a run out. That might be Middlesbrough’s opportunity.” Viv Anderson is an ambassador for the Nottingham City of Football project and was taking part GameChangers Football with GameCity. For more information and to find your football go to http://www.city-of-football.uk Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: European club rugby champs suspended

first_imgThe federation’s announcement was in line with a government decision to have sports matches played in empty stadiums and only if organizers took responsibility.Speaking Monday in parliament, famously soccer-mad Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be even better if matches were not played at all.___1:30 p.m.The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.”___11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday. 10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country. Canucks Sports & Entertainment, formerly known as Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment, owns the NHL Canucks and Rogers Arena, among other properties.___12:30 p.m.The international beach volleyball tour has postponed two more events, clearing the schedule of everything until May 6.The FIVB says a three-star event that was supposed to take place this week in Gold Coast, Australia, and a four-star tournament next week in Cancun, Mexico, have been postponed because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The events are crucial for athletes trying to qualify for the Summer Olympics, with more points available at the higher-rated tournaments. The 11-day London event was suspended Monday night after a day of fan-free competition. The IOC Boxing Task Force also suspended the remaining two Olympic qualification tournaments, scheduled for Buenos Aires later this month and for Paris in May.The London qualifier had participants from more than 60 countries, and organizers decided to shut it down to allow the boxers to return home amid growing worldwide travel restrictions.The qualifying tournaments for Africa and for Asia and Oceania have already been held, with 96 boxers qualifying for Tokyo in those events. Several more boxers qualified on the third day of competition in London, including British flyweight Galal Yafai.The IOC Boxing Task Force is working on a plan to award the remaining Olympic spots in May and June. In all, 286 boxers will compete in Tokyo.The IOC appointed a task force to govern boxing for the upcoming Olympics after stripping the International Boxing Association (AIBA) of its Olympic authority last June following a series of governance problems with the scandal-plagued organization. ___7:10 p.m.The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup rugby quarterfinals scheduled for April 3-5 were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.All eight matches and thus the European club season were suspended by governing body European Professional Club Rugby.The English Premiership was also suspended for five weeks, following government advice against mass gatherings. The same advice prompted the English Rugby Football Union to suspend all activities until April 14.The activities were at professional and community level, “including club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses,” the RFU said.___2:35 p.m.The Baseball Hall of Fame has canceled Hall of Fame Classic weekend because of the spread of the new coronavirus. 12:40 p.m.A staff member of Canucks Sports & Entertainment has tested positive for COVID-19.Trent Carroll, chief operating officer of the Vancouver Canucks’ parent company, said the diagnosed individual was in self-quarantine and feeling better. The organization closed its offices Monday and employees were preparing to work from home “wherever possible.”“We are receiving guidance from the health authorities on next steps,” Carroll said. The Super League includes teams from France and Canada. ___1:35 p.m.The Arizona Coyotes will pay all part-time arena and team employees through the end of the previously scheduled NHL season.Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo and his family have partnered with Gila River Arena to pay part-time and hourly arena employees scheduled to work the team’s final eight home games. All part-time and hourly team employees will be paid through April 4. 11:25 a.m.The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak.John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too. Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.”McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution.With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___11 a.m. All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak.The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m. The Hall of Fame said advance purchases for the May 22-24 event in Cooperstown, New York, will be refunded.The Hall of Fame is closed to the public indefinitely.___2:30 p.m.Major League Baseball has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. March 16, 2020 12:45 p.m.The Penn Relays, one of the oldest and largest track meets in the nation, has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.The Penn Relays were scheduled for April 23-25 and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June. The new event wouldn’t meet the standard Penn Relays format. The three-day event would shorten into a one-day event for youth, high school and open runners.The Penn Relays has adapted to worldwide conditions in the past. The meet was altered in 1917 and 1918 when several colleges, including most Ivy League institutions, curtailed their track programs during World War I. During World War II, travel restrictions reduced participation and spectator attendance while gas rationing was in effect in 1943 and 1944.___ The league is to meet Tuesday to discuss its response to the coronavirus outbreak. However, CSKA said it was no longer able to host Sunday’s game against Zenit after restrictions on mass gatherings in Moscow were tightened.CSKA says it will discuss potential rescheduling and refunds for spectators later.The Russian league was the largest European soccer competition still operational over the weekend, with more than 33,000 fans attending a game between Zenit and Ural Yekaterinburg on Saturday.One large banner at the match read: “We’re all infected with soccer and will die for Zenit.”___ The Coyotes also will pay part-time Tucson Roadrunners employees affected by the suspension of the American Hockey League.The NHL announced last week it would pause the 2019-20 season in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Coyotes defenseman Aaron Ness became the NHL’s first known player to be tested for COVID-19 after experiencing flu-like symptoms last week. His agent, Neil Sheehy, said Monday that Ness tested negative for the virus.___1:20 p.m. Paderborn player Luca Kilian has tested positive for the coronavirus. Three players in the second division also have the virus.Germany was the last of Europe’s top five leagues to suspend games.The German soccer federation says that games in the top two women’s divisions and the women’s cup will be suspended through April 19.___2:05 p.m.center_img This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics on how long that would last.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction. The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.___3:30 p.m.The Russian soccer league has taken a step closer to shutting down after CSKA Moscow canceled its upcoming game with Zenit St. Petersburg. The FIVB says it is in contact with the IOC about “potentially revising the beach volleyball qualification system” for the Tokyo Olympics.As of Monday, four of the last nine points-rich four- and five-star events have been postponed or canceled.___12:20 p.m.NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams.“The clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins,” the commissioner’s office said in a statement.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Sunday that gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed across the country for the next eight weeks.___1:50 p.m. Associated Press British horse racing will take place without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees.The British Horseracing Authority says “the intention is for scheduled race meetings to take place wherever possible.” It adds that “decisions may have to be made to cancel meetings.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says the racing industry is “following the government’s advice to strike a balance between protecting public health and maintaining business activity.”More than 250,000 people attended the four-day Cheltenham Festival last week.No decision has been made on whether the Grand National Steeplechase will go ahead at Aintree next month. More Britons bet on that race than any other. ___6:40 p.m.The Super League — Europe’s top division in rugby league — has been suspended, initially until April.The league says the decision was taken following the British government’s updated advice on limiting social contact and mass gatherings.In a joint statement, Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone and Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer said the suspension presents “significant financial and commercial implications for rugby league, which will be further considered during the period of suspension.” The Latest: European club rugby champs suspended ___1:55 p.m.The Hungarian soccer federation has temporarily suspended all of its competitions.Federation spokesman Jeno Sipos says clubs have been asked to forego training sessions and make it possible for players and staff members to stay home.Sipos says in a video posted on the federation’s Facebook page “we hope we are contributing to stopping the spread of the epidemic.” The DeVos family that owns the Orlando Magic has unveiled plans for a $2 million fund to pay hourly workers who will miss time because of sports shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The $2 million will be earmarked to help about 1,800 workers who are employed at Magic games, Lakeland Magic G League games, Orlando Solar Bears minor-league hockey games and other Amway Center events.In addition, Magic players have told the organization that they want to provide even more money for those workers.Magic CEO Alex Martins says: “The DeVos Family has a history of stepping up during challenging times. Today is no different. If someone is losing a paycheck because we are not playing, they will be fairly compensated.”The Magic say the part-time employees will receive paychecks for missed games through what would have been the end of the regular season. 2:10 p.m.The German soccer league has extended its suspension through at least April 2.The extension covers the next round of games and the upcoming international break.League CEO Christian Seifert says “it doesn’t mean that we assume we can play from April 3.”Seifert adds that some clubs could face potential financial collapse and put “tens of thousands of jobs” at risk without funding from TV broadcasts and sponsors. The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled.Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April.The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.___ Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___ Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):7:25 p.m.The third regional Olympic boxing qualification tournament has been suspended after three days of competition. The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid.The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The NHRA drag racing series has suspended its season 30 days with the intention to resume events April 17-19 in Houston.An event at Las Vegas has been postponed with no new date announced.“We made this decision with heavy hearts as we see the effects this pandemic is having on the world,” NHRA said in a statement. “We are all in this complicated uncertain and rapidly changing situation together, and we encourage everyone to look out for each other.”Other motorsports such as NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One already pulled the plug on racing.___last_img read more

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NFF Names Osun FA Office after Ogunjobi

first_imgHe was buried in Ibadan on March 15, 2019. According to a media release by the NFF, the Executive Committee endorsed a pronouncement of the President of NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick to christen the Mini-Secretariat being constructed in Osogbo, Osun State capital as Taiwo Ogunjobi Football House.Ogunjobi was the chairman of Osun State FA when he died.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has decided to honour the late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi by naming the mini secretariat being constructed for the Osun FA in Osogbo after the late football figure.Ogunjobi was a former international footballer and administrator who died on February 11, the 35th anniversary of his international debut for Nigeria.Sports Village Square recalls that Ogunjobi was one of the players that featured in the goalless outing that Nigeria had in the Los Angeles Olympic Games qualifying match with Morocco in Lagos.last_img read more

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Liverpool Captain Bemoans Plan to Lift EPL Trophy without Fans

first_imgLifting the Premier League trophy without fans there to see it would be a “pretty strange” experience, Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson has said.Liverpool need just six points from their remaining nine games to win the league for the first time in 30 years but there is still no clear date on when the season will resume after it was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Fans will not be allowed to attend games in line with the government’s protocols for the return of elite sport. Jordan Henderson “Of course it would feel different because if you win any trophy and receive it without any fans there, it would be pretty strange,” club captain Henderson told BBC Radio.“It’s still not over, we still have work to do … We want to finish as strongly as we can to make sure it is a full season.“After that, whether we win it or whatever, then (receiving) the trophy and the fans not being there … You just have to deal with it when it comes.”Clubs began training in small groups last week and will vote later on Wednesday on whether to move to the second phase of ‘Project Restart’ which would allow players to resume close-contact training.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Notre Dame’s offensive pressure proves too much in Syracuse’s 2-0 loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm Contact Bobby: rpmannin@syr.edu After a scoreless first half, Notre Dame’s offense constantly pressured the Syracuse backline, stringing together a two-goal second half to down the Orange.Notre Dame (7-4-2, 2-2-1 Atlantic Coast) downed Syracuse (6-5-3, 2-3-1), 2-0, on Sunday afternoon. In the second half, where UND scored both its goals, SU only mustered one shot. The Fighting Irish finished with 28 total shots to SU’s five, controlling possession often and pressuring the Syracuse backline.UND midfielder Sandra Yu led the charge for Notre Dame. Though she ended the game scoreless, her ability to rush into the final third created many scoring opportunities for the Fighting Irish. The first goal came after Yu sprinted past midfield and fired a pass through the box to Natalie Jacobs who found Jennifer Westendorf for the opening goal.In the 87th minute, only two Syracuse defenders were in the zone when Kate O’Connor drew Jessica Vigna out of the box. She fed the ball to Jacobs who scored UND’s second of the game.SU’s defense held Notre Dame scoreless until the 68th minute. Shannon Aviza and Vigna blocked several offensive bushes in a half where Courtney Brosnan only needed to make three saves. She moved up to second on the program’s all-time saves list and now has 312 career saves.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second half, Notre Dame began to control possession and attack. The Fighting Irish recovered its blocked shots, getting second and third chances.For a large part of the game, Brosnan protected the net on those chances, saving 10 shots. But the constant offensive pressure from Notre Dame proved too much.The Orange returns home Wednesday at 1 p.m. to host Miami at SU Soccer Stadium. Commentslast_img read more

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Badgers enter gauntlet of Big Ten schedule with Northwestern: Team by Team Preview

first_imgNorthwestern – After falling in their first two contests of the season to California and Northern Illinois, the Wildcats have returned to the .500 mark with wins in the last two weeks. This past weekend, Northwestern went on the road to Happy Valley and stunned then-undefeated Penn State 29-6 in a game few people expected the Wildcats to pull off. After finishing last year with losses in seven of its last eight games, Northwestern has a favorable schedule this season in hopes of contending in the new Big Ten West Division. Its toughest test of the season comes this Saturday against Wisconsin, and after that it has a relatively non-threatening schedule, other than a road test at Iowa and a home game against Michigan. Speaking of non-threatening, the Wildcats’ offense hasn’t been anything special this season, scoring just 23 points a game, with a rushing attack that averages only 112.2 yards per game. Northwestern has given up more yards on average to opponents but does have a plus-two turnover differential.Star player: Senior QB Trevor Siemian – Siemian has produced the best of the mediocre offensive numbers so far, completing 58.5 percent of his passes for an average of 218 yards a game with two touchdowns.Illinois – The Illini have started the season with a 3-2 record, but don’t expect that record to stay above the .500-mark for long. In their only two games against above average competition, Illinois has given up 89 points in losses to Washington and Nebraska this past Saturday. After getting hammered 45-14 in Lincoln, the Illini’s schedule doesn’t lighten up in the near future with road games at Wisconsin and Ohio State over the course of the next four weeks. The passing game has carried much of the load through the first five games of the season, averaging just over 309 yards a game while the rushing attack has had a tough time averaging 102.2 yards per game.Star player: Sophomore QB West Lunt – Lunt transferred from Oklahoma State, and after sitting out last year, he has had an immediate effect on the Illini this season. His biggest game came against Western Kentucky when he threw for 456 yards. He has also tossed at least 250 yards in each game this year. Lunt has completed just over 65 percent of his passes and has 11 touchdowns in five games for Illinois.Maryland – Although the Terrapins have a strong 4-1 start to the season and should make a bowl game this year, they have yet to face a quality opponent. Their closest matchup thus far was a three-point home loss to West Virginia, with the next closest game a seven-point win on the road at South Florida. The first big test will come this weekend when Maryland hosts No. 20 Ohio State for its Big Ten home opener. The Terrapins have multiple backs in the rushing attack with three players who average over 35 yards per game, but neither running back averages over 50. Quarterback CJ Brown actually averages more than both of the running backs with just over 50 yards per game.Star player: Redshirt senior QB CJ Brown – Brown is the premier player in the Maryland offense as the leading passer and rusher. He has passed for just under 1,000 yards this season with a per game average of slightly less than 200 yards, while rushing for an average of 53.2 yards.Rutgers – The Scarlet Knights’ win at Washington State in their first game of the season looks pretty good considering second-ranked Oregon barely escaped with a win over the Cougars. With a similar 4-1 opening mark to Maryland, the other Big Ten newcomer is going to have to run the gauntlet to reach the Big Ten title game. Rutgers drew Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraksa, Wisconsin and Michigan State, and the Knights have their work cut out for them. For Rutgers to have success, it will have to rely on a balanced attack offensively. The Scarlet Knights average just over 170 yards rushing and 240 yards passing each game with a defense that is 41st in the nation in points allowed.Star player: Senior QB Gary Nova – Despite throwing seven interceptions already this season, quarterback Gary Nova has accounted for over twice as many touchdowns as any other player with 13. Ten of Nova’s touchdowns have come through the air, while averaging almost 240 yards passing per game, and he has also rushed for three more.Purdue – The Boilermakers dropped their first Big Ten game of the season last weekend to Iowa, and own a 2-3 overall record to start the season. Purdue’s two wins this season (one more than they had last year) have come against Western Michigan and Southern Illinois while their losses came to Notre Dame and the Hawkeyes. Purdue currently ranks 12th in the Big Ten in scoring defense, allowing 27.8 points per game, and are last in total offense with 312 yards per game. The Boilermakers currently have three rushers who average over 45 yards on the ground in Raheem Mostert (58.6), Akeem Hunt (53.8) and Keyante Green (45.5).Star Player: Sophomore QB Danny Etling – A 4-star quarterback out of high school, Etling has thrown for 800 yards and six touchdowns with a 54.9 completion percentage through five games this season in his sophomore campaign.Nebraska – Nebraska enters the sixth week of the season as the only undefeated team in the Big Ten with a perfect 5-0 record, including a win over Illinois last week, and are arguably the favorites in the Big Ten West. The Cornhuskers are first in the Big Ten in total offense (527.6 yards) and second in scoring offense (45.4). The Nebraska rushing attack is also the best in the Big Ten thanks to senior Ameer Abdullah, as they average 354.8 yards per game on the ground. Sophomore quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has had a fast start to the season, throwing for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns to just three interceptions with a 154.2 passer rating.Star Player: Senior RB Ameer Abdullah – Abdullah is one of college football’s top talents and also the nation’s leading rusher with 833 yards on only 114 attempts (7.3 yards per carry). He has found the end zone eight times and is a leading candidate for the Heisman trophy.Iowa – Thought to be a dark horse in the Big Ten this season, the Hawkeyes picked up their first conference win of the Big Ten season against Purdue last weekend and are 4-1 overall with their lone loss coming to in-state rival, Iowa State. Iowa is second to last in scoring offense (22.6) but have given up only 17.2 points per game. Their run defense could pose a threat to the Badgers as they rank fourth in the Big Ten allowing only 93.2 rushing yards per game. The Hawkeyes have a tough finish to their Big Ten slate as they take on Wisconsin before closing out conference play against Nebraska as they hope to contend in the Big Ten West.Star Player: Junior QB Jake Rudock – While Iowa plans on playing two quarterbacks this Saturday, Rudock has had a strong start to the season. Despite sitting out last weekend’s game with a leg injury, Rudock has thrown for 798 yards and five touchdowns with a 66.9 completion percentage in the four games he has played.Minnesota – Minnesota had one of their biggest wins in program history when they beat Michigan 30-14 last weekend to improve their record to 4-1. The Golden Gophers follow a typical Big Ten formula as they pound the ball on the ground while relying on a stout defense. Minnesota averages 230.2 yards per game on the ground while giving up only 19 points per game. The Gophers have struggled through the air with quarterback Mitch Leidner averaging just over 100 passing yards per game (105.8) while their best receiver, redshirt sophomore Maxx Williams, has only 161 receiving yards on the season. The Badgers and Gophers will finish their Big Ten conference slate and battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe at Camp Randall on Nov. 29.Star Player: Senior RB David Cobb – Cobb already has 722 rushing yards this season with four touchdowns as a senior. Last season, as a junior, Cobb ran for 1,202 yards and seven touchdowns for Minnesota.last_img read more

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Angels designate Matt Harvey for assignment

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield A blazing fastballer in his prime, Harvey entered this season 41-44 with a 3.80 ERA in his career with the Mets and Reds. His fastball averaged 97 mph in 2013, when he finished fourth in National League Cy Young Award voting. This season, Harvey’s fastball topped out at 95 mph in March. It sank to 93 on Thursday.During his time on the injured list, Harvey attempted to recapture some of the velocity he lost over the course of the season. He failed, however, and could not successfully adjust his pitch mix to adapt to the decline.“I’ve said this before, pitchers who pitch in the major leagues for a long time – and I’m talking about starters – they generally don’t throw 95 for 25 years,” Ausmus said. “At some point in their career, they develop a new pitch or a new style of pitching because the velocity generally does come down. The successful pitchers do that.”The Angels recalled pitcher Jaime Barría prior to Friday’s game against the Mariners. Opener Taylor Cole is expected to throw two innings before Barría takes over. Barría will get the first chance to fill Harvey’s spot in the rotation, Ausmus said. The 23-year-old right-hander is 3-2 with a 5.22 ERA in seven games (three starts).Barría would join a rotation that includes just three other regulars: Andrew Heaney, Griffin Canning and Felix Peña. The Angels can’t recall left-hander Jose Suarez from the minor leagues before next Thursday unless another player is injured. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone SEATTLE — The Angels ended the Matt Harvey experiment on Friday, designating the veteran pitcher for assignment seven months and a day after they signed him to a one-year contract.Harvey, an All-Star early in his career with the New York Mets, never provided the value the Angels hoped for when they gave him an $11 million deal in free agency. The 30-year-old right-hander went 3-5 with a 7.09 earned-run average. He allowed six runs Thursday in his latest start, a 6-2 loss to the Houston Astros, and the Angels made the decision to sever ties after the game.“It was a very hard decision, mostly because of the guy,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “We like the guy so much.”Harvey made just 12 starts for the Angels. He missed more than six weeks with a muscular injury in his upper back, and he would have been owed another $250,000 if he had reached 15 starts. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Because they have an off-day Monday, the Angels won’t need a fifth starter until July 28.Harvey was immediately removed from the Angels’ 40-man roster. Once a player is designated for assignment, he can be placed on waivers, traded or released within seven days. Since he has more than five years of MLB service time, Harvey has the right to reject assignment to the minor leagues.This time, Harvey will not command the same contract he received in December. The Angels are still responsible for his base salary, but not his performance bonuses.Harvey is the second free agent acquisition the Angels have cut in as many months. Cody Allen, signed to an $8.5 million contract in January, posted a 6.26 ERA in 23 appearances out of the Angels’ bullpen. He eventually landed a minor-league contract with the Twins.After losing his closer’s job, Allen was given a second chance as a middle reliever before he was DFA’d. The Angels discussed moving Harvey to the bullpen, Ausmus said, “but I don’t think he would like being in the bullpen.”“I’m pulling for him to do well,” Ausmus said of Harvey. “It didn’t happen here, but that doesn’t mean I don’t pull for the guy.”INJURY UPDATESPitcher Keynan Middleton paused his minor league rehabilitation assignment because of mild ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. Ausmus said Middleton reported “tingling” and “numbness,” but an MRI revealed no damage to his surgically repaired ulnar collateral ligament. His recovery time is expected to be short.Middleton is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery performed in May 2019. In four minor league appearances this month, Middleton allowed three hits and one run across 3⅔ innings.Pitcher JC Ramirez, also on the Tommy John rehab trail, is scheduled pitch for Class-A Inland Empire on Sunday.First baseman/designated hitter Albert Pujols (left hamstring tightness) was given a day off on Friday. Pending medical approval, Pujols could return to the Angels’ lineup Saturday, Ausmus said.ALSOFox Sports West will air the private memorial service for Tyler Skaggs on Monday at 11 a.m. A re-broadcast of the July 12 combined no-hitter against the Mariners – a game in which every player wore Skaggs’ number 45 jersey – will follow. … Further details on the memorial service are pending. … The Angels optioned pitcher Jake Jewell to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled pitcher/first baseman/outfielder Jared Walsh.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Griffin Canning, 3-5, 4.75 ERA) at Mariners (opener for LHP Wade LeBlanc, 5-3, 5.15 ERA), Saturday, 6 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AMRelated Articleslast_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff Office report: July 13- July 20, 2015

first_img        Hermann, Wendy52Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence7/17/15 Monday 0600 to Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 7/13/2015 thru 7/20/2015  Cooley, James37Wellington, KS700 N US 81SUSOEndangering a child, Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs, Operate vehicle without liability insurance7/19/15 Cunningham, Cyrus23Wellington, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation7/16/15 KRGC Henderson, Jessie62Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOViolate Offender Registration Act7/15/15 Wellington PD5 Jeffery, Clinton22Wellington, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation7/15/15 Oxford PD Orr, Steven50Grapevine, TXKTA I-35 MP7KHPDriving on a suspended license7/20/15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for July 13 to July 20, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Hill, Christopher33Wichita, KSKTA I-35 MP 19KHPInterference W/ LEO, Operate vehicle without liability insurance, Driving while license suspended, Failure to pay toll7/13/15 Dunlap, Jeremy38Mulvane, KS211 N Second Ave, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDFailure to Appear7/14/15 James, Amanda32Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation Violation7/16/15 Stover, Stuart56Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSWellington PDServing Sentence7/17/15 Gonzalez, Daniel41Oklahoma City, OKKTA I-35 MP 16KHPFailure to pay toll7/19/15 Brumley, Tera28Arkansas City, KSCowley County JailSUSOFailure to Appear7/14/15 Lambky, Garret20Moline, KSK-53 and I-35 Junction, Mulvane, KSKHPDriving Under Influence of alcohol or drugs <21, Consumption alcoholic liquor by minor, Transporting an open container, Failure to wear seatbelt7/13/15 Yudizky, Leslie33Kingman, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to Appear7/15/15 Merry, Anthony32Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence7/17/15 Sedgwick Co44center_img Richard, Brittney24Wichita, KS200 Block S Fourth St, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDPossession of stimulant, Possession of hallucinogenic drug, Possess drug paraphernalia, Failure to Appear7/18/15 Tuter, Michael32Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation Violation7/16/15 Haslouer, Lacey26Wellington, KS300 N US 81, Wellington, KSSUSODriving under influence of alcohol or drugs7/19/15 Sumner Co10 Black, Alfred39Wellington, KS1030 W Shady Lane, Wellington, KSWellington PDCriminal trespass7/19/15 Bolyard, Rosa33Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation Violation7/14/15 Bell, James29Peck, KS900 N West Rd, Wellington, KSSUSODriving while license suspended7/13/15 Belle Plaine PD KHP4 Mulvane PD2 Caldwell PD NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Argonia PD Lawson, Hailey18Wellington, KS1203 S Washington, Wellington, KSWellington PDProbation Violation7/17/15 Bookings Wood, Shaun32Lee’s Summit, MO777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSSUSOProbation Violation7/15/15 Yonts, Ami41Wichita, KS500 E 4th, Wellington, KSWellington PDPossession of certain stimulant, Distribute stimulant, Driving while license suspended, Possession of paraphernalia7/18/15 Bail Bondsman Shockley, Noble33Wellington, KS318 S Blaine, Wellington, KSWellington PDFailure to Appear7/14/15 Total65last_img read more

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