8th Ranked Snow Volleyball Preps for Tourney

first_img Written by Mike Traina FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah (Oct. 27, 2018) — Following a tough five-set road loss to Utah State Eastern on Friday, the sixth-ranked Snow College volleyball team rebounded with a decisive, 3-0, victory at Colorado Northwestern on Saturday.Over the weekend, sophomore Sai Collins led the Badgers wth 27 kills over eight sets, averaging 3.4 kills per set. In the Badgers’ 3-0 win over CNCC, Collins was 13-for-26 with just four errors to hit .346. Defensively, Savannah Tanner had a match-high 26 digs against Utah State Eastern, and followed that up with 12 more digs against the Spartans. She had only one reception error over two matches (8 sets).With the win at CNCC, the Badgers finished the regular season with an overall record of 24-4 (.857) and 7-3 in league play. Snow will now prepare to travel to Twin Falls, Idaho, where they will take on Utah State Eastern at the Region XVIII Tournament on Friday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m.. Due to seeding and a five-team bracket, the winner will advance to the championship game, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.center_img October 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local 8th Ranked Snow Volleyball Preps for Tourneylast_img read more

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UFC plans to open world’s largest MMA training facility in Shanghai

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni / ESPN Images(LAS VEGAS) — The UFC announced on Tuesday it plans to open the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) training facility in Shanghai next year.UFC Performance Institute Shanghai will measure more than 93,000 square feet, making it approximately three times bigger than UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, which opened in 2017.The Shanghai facility “will serve as a training hub to develop and support MMA athletes from mainland China and the greater Asia-Pacific region,” according to the UFC. The building will also serve as the UFC’s headquarters in Asia and be capable of allowing for the production and distribution of live events and programming.“I could not be more excited about the UFC Performance Institute opening in Shanghai,” UFC President Dana White said in a statement. “We know there is a ton of talent throughout Asia and now we will be able to find them and offer them all the incredible training, nutrition, and physical therapy that UFC fighters are getting in the Performance Institute at our headquarters in Las Vegas, right there in China.” “This is another game changer for the sport, UFC, and potential athletes throughout Asia,” White added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by November 20, 2018 /Sports News – National UFC plans to open world’s largest MMA training facility in Shanghaicenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 12/5

first_img Tags: Acey Orton/Altamont/Alysen Talbot/Brandt Wiliams/Dom Burns/Fernando Elmer/Jaycee Rose/Kaetz King/Keldon Anderson/Makovey Jessen/North Sevier Wolves/Porter Wood/Ryker Hatch FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionALTAMONT, Utah-Fernando Elmer’s 17 points led the way as the North Sevier Wolves routed Altamont 65-47 Wednesday in non-region boys basketball action. Makovey Jessen had 20 points in the loss for the Longhorns.RICHFIELD, Utah-Dom Burns posted 10 points and the Judge Memorial Bulldogs overpowered Richfield 53-45 in non-region boys basketball action Wednesday. Keldon Anderson led the Wildcats in the loss with 12 points.PANGUITCH, Utah-Porter Wood netted 23 points and the Parowan Rams downed Panguitch 52-42 Wednesday in non-region boys basketball action. Acey Orton had 16 points and Ryker Hatch added 15 more in defeat for the Bobcats.DELTA, Utah-Kaetz King amassed 19 points and 6 rebounds and Brandt Williams added 18 points and 9 boards as the South Sevier Rams smacked Delta 61-48 Wednesday in non-region boys basketball action at the Palladium. Derek Smith had 11 points in the loss for the Rabbits.Girls BasketballNon-RegionJUNCTION, Utah-Alysen Talbot posted 10 points and the Piute Thunderbirds waxed Milford 51-45 in non-region girls basketball action Wednesday. Jaycee Rose led the Tigers in the loss with 13 points. Written by December 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/5 Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/31/19

first_img Written by February 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/31/19 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 107, Indiana 100Detroit 93, Dallas 89Milwaukee 105, Toronto 92San Antonio 117, Brooklyn 114OT L.A. Lakers 123, L.A. Clippers 120Philadelphia 113, Golden State 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Rangers 4, New Jersey 3OT Philadelphia 3, Boston 2Winnipeg 4, Columbus 3TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(4) Gonzaga 93, BYU 63(13) Houston 73, Temple 66OT (17) Purdue 99, Penn St. 90Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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MLB pitcher described as ‘walking miracle’ returns to the mound for spring training

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Spring training workouts are underway for most Major League Baseball clubs — and of all the pitchers and catchers who have reported to camp, none is more impressive than right-hander Danny Farquhar.Doctors have called Farquhar a walking miracle after he suffered a brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout last April and spent 18 days in intensive care. The 31-year-old pitcher and father of three has defied the odds with his incredible comeback as he returned to the mound on a minor league contract at Yankees training camp on Wednesday.“Every time I step on a big league mound it’s pretty awesome,” Farquhar said. “And I can’t wait for that moment.” A fleeting feeling for Farquhar when less than a year ago he was rushed off the field after a ruptured aneurysm.“I was devastated that I wasn’t going to be able to play,” he said. “Little did I know I wasn’t even thinking, ‘hey man your life just got saved by some doctors, and you’re lucky to be alive.’”The pitcher has spent six seasons with four different teams and will celebrate his birthday on Feb. 17.His wife Lexie said it’s the start of a new beginning for her superstar husband.“Our story’s not over yet so we’re going to enjoy every moment,” she said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img February 14, 2019 /Sports News – National MLB pitcher described as ‘walking miracle’ returns to the mound for spring traininglast_img read more

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Hoesen’s late goal lifts Quakes over Real Salt Lake 1-0

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Danny Hoesen scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.Paul Marie took Cristian Espinoza’s short corner, drove it into the area and sent a cross into the area. Hoesen finished it with a roundhouse kick.Daniel Vega had five saves for the Earthquakes (8-7-4) for his sixth clean sheet of the year.RSL’s Nick Rimando made two saves as he became the first player to appear in 500 MLS regular-season games.Real Salt Lake dropped to 8-9-2. July 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Hoesen’s late goal lifts Quakes over Real Salt Lake 1-0 Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/San Jose Earthquakeslast_img read more

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Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas play to scoreless draw

first_img Associated Press Written by July 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas play to scoreless draw FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jesse González had five saves for his sixth shutout of the season and FC Dallas played to a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was not on the bench after being suspended because of his conduct following Wednesday night’s Leagues Cup match against Tigres UANL. Petke was shown a red card after having heated words with referee John Pitti. The matter is pending investigation and MLS is withholding comment until a review of the incident is complete.Nick Rimando had two saves for Real Salt Lake (9-9-4) for his sixth shutout of the year and 150th of his MLS career.Santiago Mosquera had one of the best chances of the night for FC Dallas (9-8-6) on a breakaway in the 68th minute but his shot missed just right of the post. Tags: FC Dallas/MLS/Real Salt Lakelast_img read more

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Dixie State Men’s Basketball Downs Texas A&M Commerce Friday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Dixie State junior forward/center Hunter Schofield netted 20 points and 6 rebounds as the Dixie State Trailblazers got past Texas A&M-Commerce 71-66 at the 2019 D2 Conference Challenge at Behnken Fieldhouse on the campus of Westminster College Friday.Program newcomer, freshman forward Frank Staine, added 17 points for Jon Judkins’ squad, who improved to 1-0 after this season opener.Deon Barrett amassed 19 points and Deonta Terrell added 18 points on 7-13 from the field for the Lions in the loss.The Trailblazers return to action at the D2 Conference Challenge Saturday at Westminster by facing the Texas-Tyler Patriots.This will be the fourth time on the young season the Patriots will have faced a Beehive State school. Texas-Tyler has already squared off against Utah, BYU and Westminster headed into Saturday’s game. November 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Downs Texas A&M Commerce Friday Tags: Deon Barrett/Deonta Terrell/Dixie State men’s basketball/Frank Staine/Hunter Schofield/Texas A&M-Commerce Brad Jameslast_img read more

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USU Football Dismisses QB Jason Shelley Sunday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Sunday, Utah State interim head football coach Frank Maile announced junior quarterback Jason Shelley, a transfer from the University of Utah, has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.Maile confirmed, in a Sunday statement, that he would not comment further on the matter.Shelley is a 5-11 190-pound quarterback from Frisco, Texas and Lone Star High School who started the Aggies’ first four games of the season.In those contests, Shelley completed 51.5 percent of his passes (51-99) for 420 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.Shelley transferred to Utah State last summer after spending the past three seasons at the University of Utah.He redshirted for the Utes in 2017 and started five games in 2018 and 2019, for Utah. Tags: Jason Shelley/USU Football Brad James November 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local USU Football Dismisses QB Jason Shelley Sundaylast_img read more

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Environmental groups plan legal action after US methane regulations rollback

first_imgAt President Trump’s request, the US Environmental Protection Agency has significantly relaxed methane regulations for oil and gas companies The rollbacks have prompted a strong reaction from environmental groups -and even the oil industry itself (Credit: whitehouse.gov/D. Myles Cullen) Environmental groups are planning legal action against the Trump administration following a decision to roll back regulations on methane emissions in the US.The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed yesterday (13 August) that oil and gas companies will no longer have to detect and repair methane leaks at their facilities – formailising a proposal first suggested last year.It marks the repeal of the last remaining major Obama-era climate regulation – the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) – and is expected to provide a financial boost to the nation’s fossil fuel companies that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a US-based climate advocacy group, said the move by Trump’s administration is “fundamentally flawed” and will eliminate “sensible methane standards” imposed by Obama’s EPA.“Like so many other administration rollbacks that have already been rejected by the courts, this one ignores the science, the public health impacts and the low-cost solutions we have at hand,” he added.“These sensible pollution controls have been working to protect Americans since 2016. Investors, states, community groups and even leading oil and gas producers have all called on the EPA to retain and strengthen methane safeguards.“The administration has no scientific or public health basis for taking this action, and EDF will forcefully oppose it in court.”It is not the only group planning legal action. The US-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) also intends to appeal to the courts, claiming “three-quarters of Americans in key states strongly support updating and strengthening limits on methane pollution”. What do the EPA rules set out?The new regulations effectively release oil and gas companies from the need to monitor and control methane emissions at production and processing facilities, with the EPA saying existing limits on ozone-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) provide sufficient cover.“The separate regulation of methane imposed by the 2016 rule was both improper and redundant,” it said in statement.Meanwhile, oil and gas transmission and storage operators have also been freed from methane-specific controls, as well as being exempted from the wider VOC regulation.The EPA also made several “commonsense” changes it says will benefit smaller oil and gas operators in the country, including an exemption from having to install methane-monitoring equipment and allowing a more flexible timetable for making leak repairs “to respect the realities of the oil and gas industry”. Impact of relaxing US methane regulationsThe latest round of industrial deregulation in the US follows President Trump’s executive order to review and, if appropriate, revise Obama’s NSPS to ensure it “did not burden the development or use of domestically-produced oil and natural gas”.It comes despite research from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stating that methane, the largest component of natural gas, is about 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth’s atmosphere, on a 100-year timescale.Speaking at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler said his organisation has been “working hard to fulfil President Trump’s promise to cut burdensome and ineffective regulations” for the US’ domestic energy industry.“Regulatory burdens put into place by the Obama-Biden administration fell heavily on small and medium-sized energy businesses,” he added.“Today’s regulatory changes remove redundant paperwork, align with the Clean Air Act, and allow companies the flexibility to satisfy leak-control requirements by complying with equivalent state rules.”The new regulations are expected to provide a boost to the nation’s fossil fuel companies that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic (Credit: Pixabay/Anita Starzycka)The EPA claims the new rules will “reduce regulatory burdens” for oil and natural gas firms while “protecting human health and the environment”.It added that the changes will yield net benefits of between $750m and $850m from 2021 to 2030 – equivalent to about $100m a year.But last year, the agency admitted that the alterations could lead to an extra 370,000 short tonnes of methane – the equivalent of about 8.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide – being emitted into the atmosphere.The EPA claims Trump-era deregulation actions have saved the US an estimated $94bn in “unnecessary regulatory costs”. Reaction from the oil and gas industryThe American Petroleum Institute (API), which lobbies aggressively on behalf of US oil and gas operators, supports the revised changes and believes they are “consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act”.But multinational oil major BP remains committed to adhering to the regulations imposed by the Obama administration, according to the Financial Times. BP has recently announced a set of policies to lower its emissions footprint, including tighter controls on methane monitoring.David Lawler, chairman of BP America, said the company opposed the rollback and believes the direct federal regulation of methane emissions is a “critical step to protecting the environment and keeping the gas in our pipes in order to provide it to the market”.Elsewhere, Texas-based ExxonMobil and fellow Big Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell have also opposed the new rules.The regulations could be quickly reversed if Joe Biden, Democrat candidate for the upcoming US presidential election, is voted into office and his party takes control of the Senate. He has promised to impose “aggressive” methane pollution regulations for oil and gas companies.last_img read more

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