Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

first_img February 15, 2020 At 6,621 feet above sea level, this was the highest altitude ever for an NHL game. Unlike during the week when the rink was installed, the snow stayed away. It was 32 degrees with 66% humidity at puck drop with 6 mph winds. The temperature quickly dipped into the 20s.Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubaurer stopped 14 of 15 shots before leaving after teammate Ian Cole slammed into him early in the third period and sent him tumbling. He was replaced by backup Pavel Francouz with 17 1/2 minutes remaining.Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick survived Colorado’s 15-shot flurry in the first period, when the Kings took a 1-0 lead at Falcon Stadium, where an F-16 fighter jet highlighted the north end of the field and cadets sat on the south side of the rink on either side of a runway complete with synchronized red lights.The Stadium Series game was a sellout — 43,574 fans, more than twice the capacity of the Pepsi Center some 60 miles north of the Air Force Academy.Alex Iafallo tipped Joakim Ryan’s shot, which went off the left post and slid across the crease where Toffoli tapped it in 14 minutes into the game. ___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the final minute to complete the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Saturday night at the Air Force Academy.Toffoli put Los Angeles ahead 2-1 with 54 seconds remaining, then scored an empty-netter with 4.3 seconds left in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season.The Kings won their second straight, improving to 4-12-1 since New Year’s Day. Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs Associated Press Country singer Sam Hunt serenaded the crowd from a stage near the fighter jet after the first period.Quick stopped the first two dozen shots he faced but he lost his stick in the final minute of the second period after two quick stops and while he was reaching for it, Samuel Girard sent the puck sailing over his right shoulder to tie it at 1.NOTES: The NHL announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor game on Feb. 20, 2021, at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of N.C. State in Raleigh. … This was the Avs’ second outdoor game and the Kings’ third. Los Angeles split its first two outdoor games, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (3-0 loss to Anaheim) in 2014 and at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in 2015 (2-1 win over San Jose). Colorado lost to the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in downtown Denver on Feb. 27, 2016. … This was the league’s 30th outdoor game. The other two this season were the Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 26 (Jets 2, Flames 1) and the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas (Stars 4, Predators 2). … This is the second outdoor game played at a service academy. Washington beat Toronto 5-2 at the Navy-Marine Crops Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 13, 2018. … The Kings have just one more road game this month, at Winnipeg on Tuesday night. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapletonlast_img read more

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Syracuse scores 20 points off 20 turnovers in 76-53 win against Boston College

first_img Published on January 14, 2017 at 8:11 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman “We were trapping in the corner like we’re supposed to do and it allowed us to get in the passing lanes,” Gillon said, “We all were just clicking.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwenty turnovers tied the most for a Syracuse opponent in a game this season, matching only Eastern Michigan for most giveaways against the Orange. The Orange also recorded the third-most steals in a game this season with 11, after a four-game stretch in which Syracuse never surpassed eight steals in a game.The Orange did a noticeably better job of defending the corners Saturday, and it led to easy takeaways, like when Tyus Battle cut off a bounce pass to AJ Turner in the corner to jumpstart the offense the other way. Other times, it was easier to earn the ball back, like when Turner corralled a rebound and simply came down on the end line before slamming his palms on the court in frustration.All areas of the zone were more active the second time around against the Eagles, and the Orange reaped the benefits. Even more beneficial for the hosts was their ability to finish in transition, something that hasn’t always been a strong suit. Battle, Thompson and Gillon all finished at the rim on the break, and it helped Syracuse make sure that a win was never in doubt 13 days after it was almost the opposite.“It was strictly just the defensive effort,” Boeheim said. “When we play defense like that, in (games against) Miami and Pittsburgh, we did it a little bit on the road, we had some good defensive efforts against Connecticut and South Carolina for a lot of the game…I think our defense is getting a little better.”The problem for Syracuse has been that sometimes its defense plays at a superb level, a la Saturday, and sometimes it vanishes into thin air. The two-game stretch earlier this month against the Hurricanes and Panthers is the only time SU has strung together formidable defensive outings for a full 40 minutes each time against respectable opponents.“We definitely picked up our intensity on defense,” Battle said. “… So if we play like this every night we’re gonna be tough to handle.”It’ll have the chance to do so against one of the best offensive teams in the country on Monday, when the Orange ventures down to North Carolina to face a team that just slapped 96 points on Florida State, a team that was then still undefeated in league play and coming off a comfortable win against Duke.This next stint will be the toughest test for Syracuse’s Jekyll-and-Hyde defense, with a chance to officially re-introduce itself as one of college basketball’s best or fall back into the abyss it has already lingered in this season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Finally, Taurean Thompson showed signs of life on the defensive end, opening the game by intercepting a pass intended for the paint, handing it off to John Gillon and running the floor before laying in a bounce pass from Gillon at the other end.Earlier this year head coach Jim Boeheim once said Syracuse “wouldn’t lead the local high school league in steals,” but the Orange has flipped that early season notion on its head with showings like Saturday’s.By halftime, SU had already forced 15 turnovers and turned them into 14 points, bigger than Syracuse’s plus margin of 13 after the first 20 minutes. By game’s end, the Orange had only turned the ball over six times to Boston College’s 20 in SU’s (11-7, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) 76-53 win over the Eagles (9-9, 2-3) in the Carrier Dome, with 20 points off turnovers to show for it.MORE COVERAGETyus Battle scores career-high 21 points in Syracuse’s 76-53 win over Boston CollegeSyracuse holds Boston College’s Ky Bowman to 3 points in 76-53 winWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 76-53 win over Boston CollegeThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 76-53 victory last_img read more

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Midfielder Laura Hurff, goalie Borg van der Velde earn Atlantic Coast Conference weekly honors

first_imgJoining van der Velde as Co-Defensive Player of the Week was No. 6 North Carolina’s Ashley Hoffman. Hoffman and UNC shutout the country’s top goal-scoring team, No. 3 Virginia, and the UNC defender also scored the first goal of the match in a 4-0 win. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2017 at 6:13 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img Syracuse’s Laura Hurff was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week and her teammate Borg van der Velde was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week.No. 9 Syracuse (10-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) defeated No. 2 Duke (10-2, 2-2) in Durham, North Carolina, on Saturday, 2-1. The Orange benefited from late heroics from both Hurff and van der Velde.With the game tied, 1-1, with less than 10 minutes left, Hurff was able to put a deflection into the back of Duke’s cage for her fourth goal of the season. It gave the Orange a one-goal lead that would need to be preserved by its keeper.The freshman van der Velde faced off with Duke’s Alexa Mackintire after the Blue Devils were awarded a penalty stroke with three minutes left. The SU freshman dove to her right to knock Mackintire’s shot wide and preserve the slim Syracuse edge. After losing three straight ACC matches, Hurff’s goal and van der Velde’s subsequent save gave Syracuse its second conference win.last_img read more

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Callanan’s starring role this summer is rewarded with an All Star

first_imgFormer multiple All Star award winner Eoin Kelly says there’s a case to be made for some other Tipperary players to be included in the All Star list such as Cathal Barrett and Paidi Maher.The Mullinahone clubman says Tipp expected to get to the All Ireland final this year, and that Thurles Sarsfields Paidi Maher was also in the running for an All Star award after his performances at half back. The All Ireland winning captain also said that the All Stars were along expected lines and were a fair reflection of this year’s hurling matches.last_img

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Classic Movie Club going to watch ‘The Omen’

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Sept. 19, 2016:Monday J.V. Tennis at Wellington, 3 p.m.J.V./Freshman football at Wellington at 5 p.m.TuesdayVarsity tennis at Collegiate, 3 p.m.Volleyball at Collegiate, 5 p.m.WednesdayKU Honors Banquet, 6:30 p.m.ThursdayVarsity JV tennis at Goddard, 3 p.m.Cross Country at Winfield Veterans Home, 4:30 p.m.Freshman volleyball at Circle, 5 p.m.FridayFootball at Wellington vs. Andale, 5 p.m.Saturday 9th volleyball at Clearwater, 8 a.m.Tennis at Wichita Collegiate, 9 a.m.Volleyball at Cheney, 9 a.m.Today’s lunch — Cheese pizza, corn dog, salad.Tomorrow’s lunch — Spaghetti and meatballs, ham and cheese wrap, salad.Today’s News: *Classic Movie Club will be meeting in room 205 on Tuesday to watch the movie “The Omen”.*Winter sport preseason conditioning will meet at 3:30 at the middle school track.*The first Work Ethic Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 5th at 11:30 am in room 107.*Crusader Committed is hosting a back to school dance on Friday, September 23rd at the tennis courts after the home football game from 9-11:30 pm. Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided.*Share your culture from all around the world on Family Day, Monday, September 26th. Family Day is one way to show the importance of family and eating together. Mrs. Lawless’ career connections class is hosting a family dinner and you are invited! All you need to do is bring your family and your favorite dish. This year we will be celebrating in the memory of Tater Armenta. Please sign up inMrs. Lawless’ room by Thursday, September 22nd. Hope to see you and your family there!*There will be a parent informational meeting regarding the trip to Spain with Mrs. Groom Today at 8 pm in room 101.*Chad Cargill will be at WHS to present an informational and motivational workshop on how to improve your ACT test scores. It will be held on September 23rd at WHS from 8:30-11:30. The cost for WHS students in only $10. You can sign-up  and pay in the counselors office.*Circle of Friends applications can be found outside Miss Gray’s room (503). Please return the application by September 23rd to Mr. Ginter or Ms. Gray.* Sophomores and Juniors- The PSAT will be given here at WHS on Wednesday, October 19th at 8 am. Cost is $15. If you are interested, please sign up with Mrs. Hatfield in the counselors office by tomorrow.*There will be a hunter safety course on September 24th and 25th.To register go to safehunters.com . Students that want to participate in shooting sports must have the hunter safety certificate to be on the team!  Please see Mrs. Chase if you have any questions.Guidance Office News: Visits during lunch:Wednesday- Sept 21- Marine Sgt. Patrick HatsisThursday Sept 22- Baker UniversityTuesday- Sept 27th- Pittsburg StateThursday- Sept 29- University of KansasMonday- Oct 10- Fort Hays StateMonday- Nov 14- Kansas State UniversityWednesday-Nov 30- Washburn UniversityToday is National…National Butterscotch Pudding DayNational Talk Like a Pirate Day.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Brady Effect: Pats Ticket Prices Drop, as Bucs Tix Soar

first_img(New York, NY) — The Tom Brady’s exit from New England is having a big effect on NFL ticket prices. Data from ticket search engine site TicketIQ shows how much fans are willing to pay on the secondary market. The Brady-less New England Patriots saw a 39-percent drop in average cost from 2019, the biggest fall among teams. Conversely, Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw a 135% spike in ticket prices. However, the largest increase goes to the Las Vegas Raiders, who will play their first season in the new city and new stadium. They saw a 527% surge, with the average ticket costing nearly $1100.It is still unknown if there will even be an NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic.last_img

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Regis Philbin Dead at 88, “Final Answer”

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Legendary television host Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88, People Magazine and ABC News report.According to a family statement obtained by People and ABC, Philbin passed away from natural causes Friday night, one month shy of his 89th birthday.The statement goes on to say that Philbin’s loved ones are forever grateful for the time they got to spend with him, his warmth, his sense of humor and his ability to make every day into something worth talking about.We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss,” the statement ends.For years, Philbin hosted “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee” before Kathie Lee Gifford left and Kelly Ripa took her place on the nationally-syndicated morning talk show.Ripa and her current co-host Ryan Seacrest posted a tribute to Philbin on Instagram soon after hearing the news of his passing.Philbin was also known for hosting “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” as well as acting and singing. According Guinness World Records, the New York native held the record for the most time on U.S. television, with about 16,746.50 hours.Philbin is survived by his wife, Joy, and three daughters, Joanna, Amy and J.J. His son, Daniel, passed away a few years ago.President Trump tweeted his condolences.last_img read more

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Facing the Realities: A Recipe for Liberia’s Development

first_imgFor too long our country Liberia has laid in the plunder of underdevelopment, and on a trajectory of hopelessness, demonstrated by too many bad governance practices. Some of the bad practices include corruption, nepotism, ineffective rule of law, weak education and health systems; especially the health, which manifested it weakness in the recent months.Our health system as a case has without doubt shown a great failure of our governance arrangement which should signal to all Liberians especially those in leadership to critically look at our governance order.  It is important to keep in mind that the strength of any democratic regime relies on the effective application of basis democratic principles which require the establishment and empowering of institutions and strengthening of existing ones. This is indeed a smooth path to a successful post-war state building. We cannot say that the current regime under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made no effort in this regard but it is quite simple to say that the attempts made insofar by this regime to reform our current governance order have not generated substantial gains.Let me remind the people of Liberia that the establishment of institutions, like the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), the Law Reform Commission (LAC), the Land Commission (LC), and the Independent National Human Rights Commission (INHRC), etc, are all valiant attempts gear towards reform and not reform in itself. The ability of these institutions to effectively and independently dispense the duties and responsibilities for which they have been established void of fear and selective interferences is the kind of reforms which need to be encouraged in Liberia.We therefore have a serious problem; a reality we need to accept in spite of our different ideologies and affiliations. As it is often said, “We do not need a rocket scientist to tell us that Liberia needs complete reform and not necessarily reform attempts.’’ Do we really need a scientist? I think the answer is an undisputed no. We need to accept the fact that our government has attempted so much and it is now time that we begin to engage in actual reforms as a way of putting this country on the right trajectory. To do this, the Government of Liberia needs to give power and exclusive power to those institutions to which deserve power. The government especially the Executive, needs to disengage itself from the application of the Rule of Law and needs to promote an independent and effective Justice system. PLEASE MADAM PRESIDENT; ENSURE THAT THE LACC GETS PROSECUTION POWER IN ORDER TO PUT YOUR LEGACY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LIBERIAN HISTORY.In spite of the many challenges we have as a nation, I am of the strongest conviction that a very effective, efficient and independent LACC supported by the Liberian people will renew our hope and give us reason to be happy. All is not lost. There are number of opportunities for us as a people to make use of in order to take our country to another level. The willingness to make use of these opportunities should be a key focus for Liberia.Don’t we also have problem with the Centralize Governance system in itself? Of course we have. The ability of any nation to rise, explore opportunities, and increase development depends on the system of governance and the relationship of the governance to the people being governed. One reason for which we continue to experience slow growth in our country’s development processes is the system of centralized governance that has perpetuated for 167 years and has promoted imperial presidency. Under our current centralized governance arrangement, we have got so much assistance from friendly nations through budgetary support, from donors including World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, African Development Bank, etc, and still receiving, yet have done too little. We have imported too many experts paying huge salaries we still have not been able to get to where we want to go or even closer. Most interestingly, we as a people have over the years developed all the theoretical frameworks needed to move this country forward. We have written too many good bills spending thousands of dollars some of which are still being reviewed by the President. Among those most importantly is the draft Local Government Bill; a bill calling for the establishment of Local Governments in Liberia. In my opinion, the passage of the Local Government Bill into law will accelerate Liberia’s growth and promote economic development and empowerment among the people in the local areas. Additionally, it will promote accountability, transparency and efficiency in the conduct of local government as the leaders and those being led will have a relationship that will be marked by proximity. I am sure that it is not the will of the President to be completely imperial and to continue a centralized governance system. MADAM PRESIDENT PLEASE SEND THE DRAFT LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL TO THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE FOR PASSAGE IN ORDER TO PUT YOUR LEGACY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LIBERIAN HISTORY.It is my hope that this piece of writing sends out message to the government and people of Liberia.About the AuthorN. Alexander Mulbah, a B.A. holder in Sociology from the United Methodist University, now reading M.A in International Political Economy at the Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey; a country that straddles East and West. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cote d’Ivoire Terrorist Attack Claims Security Attention

first_imgThe terrorist attack at a resort in neighboring la Cote d’Iviore has claimed the attention of some former Liberian security personnel who have suggested robust action to counter such an event happening in Liberia.Three former senior national security officers are suggesting the need to put in place a robust intelligence network as some of the means to help avert the unsuspecting terrorist attacks across the sub-region.Senator Steven Zargo, chairman on Defense, Intelligence and Veterans Affairs and former CID director; Abraham Kromah, former deputy police director for operations; and Saah Gbollie, a professor of criminal justice at the AME Zion University and former chair of the House Committee on National Security, made the suggestion Monday, a day after terrorists attacked a popular tourist resort in Grande Bassam, La Cote d’Iviore, leaving at least 16 civilians, security personnel and attackers dead. The former security heads unanimously agreed that the national security sector should concentrate on intelligence and become proactive especially at all border entry points, including land, air and sea. Mr. Kromah was specifically referring to the police Emergency Response Unit (ERU), which he vouched had undergone six months of state-of-the art basic training in counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and the protection of very important persons (VIPs.)The men called for a case study of what transpired in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast to be able to design mechanisms and a blueprint “to guide us as to how we conduct ourselves to avert the occurrence of some of these issues on our soil.”The three former officers made the observation at a local radio talk show in Monrovia. They also called for passage of the Police and Immigration Act, describing it as vital for Liberia’s national security arrangements in the wake of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown by June this year. Senator Zargo, who chairs the Senate Committee on Defense, Intelligence, Security and Veterans Affairs, informed his colleagues that justice and due diligence have been done to the Police Act after some sticky issues were harmonized, promising that passage is not far. In the wake of preparation for the eventual UNMIL drawdown, Zargo disclosed that the government of Liberia has crafted a national security transition plan of US$103 million, of which amount he said government has so far put forth US$20 million, “and this quarter we need additional US$30 million and we are calling on our international partners to [work] with us in preparation of our resolve to avert another tragedy.”The need to assist members of private security firms and include them into the national arrangement was suggested, while installation of CCTV cameras at hotels, resorts, hospitals and all locations with major installations was also put forward. All these can be successful, according to the participants, if the security sector is capitalized both financially and logistically.Meanwhile, the former officers are calling on the general public to play more inquisitive roles by checking on strange individuals in their communities and entertainment centers, and check on strange vehicles.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Gunman, female accomplice rob businessman

first_imgA 41-year-old businessman is now left traumatised after he was robbed by a man who he employed to clean his coconut trees on Tuesday.Shawn Ramai was in his Lot 8 Hadfield Street, Lodge, home when he was attacked by the man, who was armed with a handgun and a woman at about 22:00h.Ramai had employed the man earlier that day, at about 12:00h to cut branches from his coconut three.However, at 22:00h, Ramai heard a knock at his door and upon checking, he saw the man and a woman outside, and as such, opened his door.He was immediately attacked and taken inside where he was relieved of $65,000, a gold ring valued $50,000 and a BLU cellphone value $4000.The bottom flat of his premises was ransacked before the two perpetrators made good their escape.The matter was reported to the Police. An investigation has been launched. However, no arrest has been made.last_img read more

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