Columbus boys handle Spencer

first_imgFor the Hub City TimesSenior Nate Karau goes in for a lay up to grab the first two-pointer of the night for Spencer. Hub City Times staff photoMARSHFIELD – The Columbus boys defeated football co-op partners, Spencer, during a Jan. 24 match up at Columbus High School.Spencer fell behind, 51-17, by half time during the game, which also served as a fundraiser for the Joe Altmann Memorial Scholarship Fund. Altmann died in 2011, while serving in Afghanistan. He has a three-sport athlete and a member of the first Spencer-Columbus co-op football team. The scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors and students wanting to attend Columbus Catholic Schools.Jarred Mandel was high scorer for Columbus, with 18. Bryce Fuerlinger added 15, Noah Taylor added 12, and Ethan Meece had 11. Austin Bacon was high for Spencer with 19.The win brings Columbus to 10-0 in conference, while Spencer is 5-6.last_img read more

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T. rex gets new home in shakeup of dino family tree

first_img GRAPHIC: ADAPTED FROM K. PADIAN, NATURE VOLUME 543, ISSUE 7646 (23 MARCH 2017) © NATURE BY A. KITTERMAN/SCIENCE T. rex gets new home in shakeup of dino family tree The reshuffled dino family tree suggests that the ancient Herrerasaurids like this one were not as primitive as had been thought. Shaking the dinosaur family tree A new analysis suggests that theropods like Tyrannosaurus rex, which eventually led to living birds, shared a common ancestor with “bird-hipped” ornithischians. Your inner 9-year-old may be in for a shock: A new study gives the long-standing dinosaur family tree an overhaul. Based on analyses of hundreds of fossils, the study strikes down a fundamental split of dinosaurs into “bird-hipped” and “reptile-hipped”; it also shifts the charismatic theropods—the group that includes Tyrannosaurus rex and eventually gave rise to birds—to a new spot on the tree, closer to the bird-hipped dinos. But don’t throw out your dog-eared dinosaur books just yet, other researchers caution: This new family tree is likely to be debated for some time to come.”This paper does have the potential to make us rewrite textbooks and redesign museum exhibits,” says paleontologist Thomas Holtz of the University of Maryland in College Park. But, “before the American Museum of Natural History shifts all their dinosaur skeletons around, we have to remember this is just one paper.”For decades, paleontologists have separated the “reptile-hipped” saurischians, which included both herbivorous sauropods such as Brontosaurus and carnivorous theropods such as T. rex, from the “bird-hipped” ornithischians, among them herbivores such as Stegosaurus and Triceratops. But these broad groupings haven’t been entirely satisfactory. Researchers have noted that some of the earliest ornithischians are very theropodlike: bipeds that may have had a taste for meat. 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They then analyze these data to construct a family tree. Matt Baron, a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, noted that past analyses of dinosaur relationships often gave short shrift to the ornithischians, perhaps because they are so different from other dinosaurs. They possess unique traits such as an extra chin bone and evenly spaced, molarlike “cheek teeth,” notes Baron, and previous studies assumed they were “this weird offshoot” that must have split off from other dinosaurs early. But few fossils of ornithischians date to the Triassic, the earliest era of the dinosaurs.For their study, out this week in Nature, Baron and his co-authors used hundreds of traits gleaned from existing studies and fossils—including “lots of ornithischians that had been overlooked,” he says. In many cases they relied on subtle details, from the exact shape of a tiny eye socket bone to the presence or absence of a groove on the femur. The devil is in those details—and in the selection of exactly which species and traits to analyze.center_img Eva Kröcher/Creative Commons By Carolyn GramlingMar. 22, 2017 , 2:00 PM In all, Baron’s team analyzed 457 traits in some 74 taxa, including some reptiles considered outside the dinosaur family. They found that despite their reptilelike hips, theropods aren’t saurischians at all; instead, they and ornithischians are “sister clades,” arising from a common ancestor (see graphic). The team concluded that herrerasaurids also branched off later than thought and, with the sauropods, make up a second pair of sister clades.This shuffle implies a few things, Baron notes: For one, it suggests that sharp, recurved, and serrated teeth, as well as a hypercarnivorous diet (greater than 70% meat) evolved independently in theropods and herrerasaurids, a result of convergent evolution. And it confirms that “reptilelike hips” are not a reliable sign of shared ancestry. The analysis also supports the prevailing idea that the earliest dinosaur ancestor was a small bipedal animal with grasping hands.The shuffled tree may upend the picture of where the dinosaurs arose, too. Most researchers have long assumed that dinosaurs were born in the Southern Hemisphere, in part because the oldest dinosaur fossils, including the 231-million-year-old Herrerasaurus and a number of early relatives, have been found in Argentina, South Africa, and other southern spots. But with herrerasaurids now considered further from the base of the dinosaur family tree, Baron argues that enigmatic Triassic fossils from the Northern Hemisphere deserve a second look as candidates for early dino ancestors. If so, Triassic sites in the United States and Europe may be a good place to ramp up the fossil hunt.The new picture is “plausible, but not a slam-dunk,” says Stephen Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, noting that the tree shuffle isn’t based on new fossils, but on a new analysis of existing specimens. Researchers need to comb through the characters and evaluate the team’s choices, he says. “It would be cool if they’re right, [but] there’s a big burden of proof when you’re going against a long legacy in the literature.” The authors haven’t met that burden, says paleontologist Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago, because they don’t explain how their analysis of traits altered the tree so dramatically.Kevin Padian, a paleontologist at the University of California, Berkeley, says he is intrigued but reserving judgment. “It shows that with just a slightly new analysis you can overturn results,” he says. The Triassic was a “crazy time, one big spring break at Cabo [San Lucas],” he adds, with many different animals bursting on the scene at once. Tracing their relationships remains a dinosaur-sized task.last_img read more

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Line-ups: Brescia v Inter

first_imgInter start Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez again, but bring back Kwadwo Asamoah, while Brescia have Mario Balotelli and Alfredo Donnarumma with a new goalkeeper. It kicks off at the Stadio Rigamonti at 20.00 GMT. You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Parma-Verona on the LIVEBLOG. Antonio Conte’s Nerazzurri missed the opportunity to close on leaders Juventus, as both teams were held to draws at the weekend by Parma and Lecce respectively. The coach complained that he had very few options available to him following an injury crisis, as Stefano Sensi, Alexis Sanchez, Matias Vecino and Danilo D’Ambrosio are still out of action. It means there is no rest for Lukaku and Lautaro, while Roberto Gagliardini again takes the midfield slot. Asamoah returns after a knee issue to take the left flank from Cristiano Biraghi, while Diego Godin completes the defence. Brescia boss Eugenio Corini is already under pressure, with reports Cesare Prandelli is being lined up to replace him just months after taking the team to the Serie B title. He has more problems to deal with, because goalkeeper Jesse Joronen suffered a knock against Genoa and is not even in the squad, so 31-year-old former Inter shot-stopper Enrico Alfonso has to make his career Serie A debut. Leonardo Morosini has also been left out, apparently in a technical decision, with Jhon Chancellor, Ernesto Torregrossa, Luca Tremolada, Giangiacomo Magnani, Federico Viviani and Daniele Dessena injured. Alfredo Donnarumma returns to the starting XI with star man Balotelli, who so far has only one goal to his name in the Rondinelle jersey. The trequartista role seems to be scrapped, moving to a 3-5-2 formation this evening that mirrors Inter, with 21-year-old Massimiliano Mangraviti brought in. Inter could win their first five away games of the Serie A season, something this club only achieved in 1966-67, 1997-98 and 2012-13. Brescia: Alfonso; Mangraviti, Cistana, Gastaldello; Sabelli, Bisoli, Tonali, Romulo, Mateju; A Donnarumma, Balotelli Brescia bench: Andrenacci, Ndoj, Spalek, Zmrhal, Aye, Matri, Martella, Semprini Inter: Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Barella, Asamoah; R Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez Inter bench: Padelli, Berni, Ranocchia, Politano, Lazaro, Borja Valero, Dimarco, Esposito, Biraghi, Bastoni Ref: Fabbri Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo survived Far Eastern University, 88-84, in overtime to book the last finals slot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles leaned on Matt Nieto and Isaac Go in the endgame to overcome a gallant stand by the fourth-seeded Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads He then, unleashed a booming triple with 46.9 seconds left that put the Blue Eagles up, 85-80.Go closed things out in improbable fashion, hitting a bank shot on one knee with 22.5 seconds remaining for an 87-82 edge.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said FEU’s 7-7 record in the elimination round was never a factor and that they expected to play a give-and-take game for 40 minutes.“We were ready to play a close game and that’s what happened, of course credit to our players who never gave up and stayed focus and stuck to the game plan,” said Arespacochaga.“There were ups and downs but what a great game and we’re happy that our players experienced that. We could see their growth in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Malditas save PH from shutout Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ The No. 1 Blue Eagles set up a best-of-three finals rematch with the defending champions De La Salle Green Archers beginning Saturday.Go sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer, 75-all, with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNieto followed suit in the extra session.The gritty point guard punished Arvin Tolentino for five straight points first with a short jumper that gave Ateneo an 82-80 lead with 1:30 left in overtime. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021center_img FEU had an eight-point, 67-59, lead midway through the fourth after Prince Orizu forced his way inside for a layup but Ateneo slowly cut it down and eventually tied the game at 69 with 3:41 left in regulation after Mike Nieto drilled a three-pointer.Thirdy Ravena paced Ateneo with 17 points and seven rebounds while Chibueze Ikeh had a 16-point and 11-rebound double-double.Matt also finished with 16 points, six coming off the overtime period, while Go had 13 points and nine rebounds.Jasper Parker had a game-high 19 points to lead to the Tamaraws while Tolentino added 13 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Denver Broncos Linebacker Von Miller Arrested

Denver Broncos’ Von Miller just can’t stay out of trouble.The linebacker, who is scheduled to appeal his four-game suspension for violating the NFL drug policy, was arrested Sunday for failure to appear in court. Miller posted a $1,000 bond and was released after he failed to appear in an Arapahoe County court for a traffic citation, Sheriff Dave Walcher told USA Today Sports.Miller was cited in October for driving without a license, having no proof of insurance, and careless driving. An arrest warrant was issued in January when the 24-year-old failed to appear for that court date.The team issued a statement Wednesday indicating they were aware of Miller’s latest incident.“We have been aware of the matter involving Von Miller’s failure to appear in court for traffic violations,” the Broncos said in a statement. “It was reported to the league earlier this week and is being handled through the legal system.”The Broncos had a day off from training camp Sunday so Miller’s arrest had no effect on the team’s practice. read more

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Softball sweeps away state competition

On the same day the NFL promoted breast cancer awareness, college teams from Ohio finished a softball tournament with the same purpose.The 19-team tournament at Fred Beekman Park ended with only two undefeated teams. The Buckeyes were one of them. The softball team won its first three games in dominating fashion: 11-1 against Dayton, 7-1 against Ohio and 10-1 against Kent State. Victories over Dayton and Kent State were ended by the mercy rule at the end of the fifth inning.OSU’s defense won its fourth game 5-2 against Bowling Green, and allowed just two runs from a home run in the third inning. The offense did not get started until the bottom of the fourth when freshman Julia Peccina hit a triple down the left field line to score freshman Brittany Mills. Peccina then scored a run on a single by senior Rebecca Schultz. One more run was added later in the fourth on a single by sophomore Katie Simonton to cap the three run inning. The Buckeyes took the lead back for good, and went on to win 5-2.“We’re pleased with the weekend … after only two weeks of practice,” said coach Linda Kalafatis. “We looked more comfortable and showed maturity. We took a great step in the right direction. This tournament gives us game experience to grow as a team.”Offensive numbers for the Buckeyes were impressive throughout the tournament. The team had a collective batting average of .390 with 13 extra base hits including six home runs. Senior Sam Marder led the team offensively with a .450 batting average, nine RBI and two home runs. The pitching staff had a 1.88 ERA while allowing only 20 hits. Senior Megan Miller and freshman Melanie Nichols carried the brunt of the load for the Buckeyes on the mound, combining for 19 strikeouts and walking only three batters.“Fall is all about getting freshmen ready and comfortable,” Kalafatis said.Freshman contribution was not only present on the mound with Melanie Nichols, but at the plate and on the field with Peccina and Megan Coletta. Peccina appeared in three games, starting two of them, and went 4-8 with two runs scored and three RBI. Coletta had a big weekend, going 4-10, including a home run and a double, with five RBI, She started all four games. Coletta also made a spectacular double play as the third baseman in the bottom of the fifth inning against Ohio. She dove to catch a low line drive down the third base line then threw to first base to double off the runner heading to second base.“The freshmen will contribute this season,” Kalafatis said.The money raised from the volunteer-run tournament benefits the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.Chris Spielman spoke at this year’s Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic to inform the participating women about the tournament, the Stefanie Spielman Fund and the precautions needed to deal with breast cancer, urging them all to be educated and know about their body. “While you’re playing softball, you might be savings someone’s life. … I promise you will make a difference,” Spielman said to the players. “What you give will grow, what you keep you lose.”Kalafatis was grateful for the overwhelming support from the crowd. “We had a good crowd and we are thankful for their support of this important event,” she said. read more

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Isco out of return leg for Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid’s Isco is now likely to be absent for the side’s return leg against Bayer Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League, claims MarcaThe Spanish midfielder started for Los Blancos in the first leg against Bayern at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Wednesday but was forced to leave the pitch after 45 minutes due to sustaining a shoulder injury.Isco is expected to be unavailable for Real for a week with further tests to be undertaken by the club to properly assess the 26-year-old’s shoulder.While Real are confident that Isco’s injury will only be short-term, the same cannot be said for defender Dani Carvajal.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…The Spaniard has sustained a thigh injury and is expected to be out of action for at least three weeks.Real will be facing Leganes on Saturday in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu with Cristiano Ronaldo also expected to be absent from the squad, as Zinedine Zidane has his full focus on securing an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League title.last_img read more

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Jose Enrique diagnosed with rare brain tumour

first_imgFormer Newcastle United and Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique has announced that he has been diagnosed with a ‘rare’ brain tumour.Jose Enrique hung up his boots last September after persistent knee problems, but the 32-year-old revealed for the first time that his retirement had been overshadowed by the life-threatening condition.“I had a meeting with Chris Hughton, the Brighton Coach who I had during my time at Newcastle,” he told Marca via Football Espana.“That night, the light was beginning to bother me. I got to the hotel and thought I had migraines.“During the night, I had an awful headache and the next morning I started to have blurry vision.“After that, I started to see double. My eyes were open and I’d see double. I had to go to A&E and, after nine hours there, they gave me a CAT scan.“Neurologists saw me, and the tests indicated that a vein in my head had collapsed. They sent me to St. George’s Hospital in London, specialists in neurology, immediately.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I spent two nights there. It’s a tumour located in a complicated area of my head. It’s very rare, unusual.“It was located behind my eye, that’s why I now wear an eye patch. I was even told that I could lose my vision.last_img read more

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Do it center with Weekend Vendor showcase showroom reveal

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp North Caicos schools big winners when ‘In the Box’ launched Related Items:Do It Center, vendor showcase Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Aug 2015 – This weekend the Do it Center welcomes professionals and do it yourself gurus from around the United States for an opening and Vendor Showcase at the store in Providenciales. There will be a ribbon cutting and cocktail reception on Friday at 5pm, it is an RSVP event… The public is welcome to the vendor showcase on Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Recommended for you POST COMMONWEALTH BEACH OLYMPICS See Vendor Expo & New Showroom at Provo Do it Center on Saturdaylast_img read more

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Idrissa Gana hails teammate Andre Gomes

first_imgThe Everton midfielder says his friend has been living up to his potential after being recruited by manager Marco Silva over the summerEverton footballer Idrissa Gana Gueye is currently very happy playing in the midfielder with teammate Andre Gomes.The Senegalese player is very excited to what he and his midfielder partner can do for the Blues in the future.“Every midfielder we have is capable of playing in this team but the manager has to make his choice,” Gana told the club’s official website.“Andre Gomes brings something special, with his technique and the way he keeps the ball.”Everton FC v Crystal Palace - Premier LeagueAndre Gomes explains why he chose Everton over Barcelona Andrew Smyth – July 4, 2019 Andre Gomes opened up on how his love for Everton convinced him to make a permanent move to the club instead of returning to Barcelona.“Of course, we knew he was a good player, he came from Barcelona – and you know the types of players who go to Barcelona,” he added.“We try to work together to help the team defensively and offensively – and it is going well.”“He is helping us a lot so, hopefully, he will continue his form and carry on helping the team,” Gana continued.“All our new signings have quality and they are bringing it to the team,” added Gana, who has reunited with [Lucas] Digne five years after the pair played together for Ligue 1 club Lille.”“That is helping us and we have a good spirit in the squad. Everyone is focused on what we have to do and that is why we are playing well,” he concluded.last_img read more

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