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UWF Baseball Team to Highlight Honorees at PSA Annual Awards Banquet

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first_img Share UWF Baseball Team to Highlight Honorees at PSA Annual Awards Banquet Greg Pron will be one of six current and former UWF student-athletes honored at the PSA Awards Banquet (Photo by Jim Hogue) center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida will once again have a strong presence at the COX Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) Annual Awards Banquet, as six UWF student-athletes will be recognized as special achievement winners in the banquet on Thursday, March 15 at Sanders Beach Community Center at 6 p.m.Along with the six individual student-athletes, Argonauts baseball head coach Mike Jeffcoat and the entire 2011 UWF national championship baseball team will be recognized as well.Professional golfer Bubba Watson and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin will headline the event as winners of the PSA Professional Athlete of the Year Award.  Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson will be honored with the PSA Amateur Athlete of the Year Award.  The guest speaker at this year’s banquet will be PSA Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL linebacker Derrick Brooks.The UWF special achievement winners will include outfielder Greg Pron and pitcher Daniel Vargas-Vila from the 2011 national championship baseball team.  UWF tennis stars Taylor Brewster, Leandro Ferreira and Andrey Pozhidaev will be honored after their All-American seasons in 2011, and four-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Year Bhavna Shetty from the Argonauts women’s golf team will be the school’s sixth special achievement honoree.Reservations are required.  Tickets are available for $30 for Pensacola Sports Association members and $40 for non-members.  Call the PSA office at (850) 434-2800 or visit www.PensacolaSports.com for more information.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Federal Regulators Open Public Comment Period On New AK LNG Permit

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first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are accepting public comment on a new permit application submitted by the Alaska Gasoline Development Corporation for the Alaska Liquid Natural Gas project. The Alaska LNG project would involve the construction of a gas treatment plant on Alaska’s North Slope, a new liquefaction facility near Nikiski and an 807-mile long pipeline to connect the two facilities. Local agencies along the entire route of the project, from the North Slope Borough to the Kenai Peninsula Borough also have permitting authority for various aspects of the project. Public comments must be submitted by February 28 at the Army Corps of Engineer’s website, www.poa.usace.army.mil. North Slope fields are expected to deliver on average about 3.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day, much of it for an international market, according to the AGDC. The permit application is in regards to the waterways that would be affected by the construction of the project. According to maps provided by the AGDC, the pipeline would run through multiple specially designated areas, including Denali National Park and Preserve, Denali State Park, Minto Flats and Susitna Flats state game refuges.According to the Alaska LNG site, “based on resource and labor research, Alaska LNG could create up to 10,000 jobs during design and construction – many thousands of them here in Alaska. Additionally there could be approximately 1,000 operational jobs. Studies have also shown that each direct job creates a ripple effect in the economy that generates 20 indirect jobs. In addition to workforce opportunities, the potential revenue from natural gas exports can contribute to the state’s economy.”last_img read more

Report: Scunthorpe United 0-2 Bristol City

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first_imgThings started to get away from the luckless hosts as early as the tenth minute when number one Sam Slocombe left the field injured.Nevertheless a lively first period ensued, with chances at both ends before Matt Smith was fouled by defender Andrew Boyce, prompting Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to slot home the resulting penalty with familiar ease.No sooner had replacement keeper James Severn picked the ball out of his net than he was departing on a stretcher, prompting Boyce of all people to don the gloves for the first half’s closing minutes.But any suggestions of City putting an outfield player to the sword after the break were wide of the mark, as Boyce proved an able deputy between the posts and watched his team pour forward in search of an equaliser only to finally succumb to Luke Freeman’s breakaway goal five minutes from time.Steve Cotterill handed a debut to one of his two new loan signings, with James Tavernier replacing Mark Little at right wing-back and George Saville among the substitutes.Elsewhere, there were recalls for Joe Bryan, Wade Elliott and Freeman – all rested for the midweek FA Cup victory over Doncaster Rovers.But City would suffer a rude awakening inside the first 30 seconds, as Paddy Madden slid the ball down the side of the defence for Neal Bishop, whose scuffed shot beat Frank Fielding but not the covering Luke Ayling, who cleared from his own goal line with his first touch of the game.To their credit the visitors responded brightly, as Emmanuel-Thomas threatened to find Smith in the six-yard box before goalkeeper Slocombe injured himself in punching clear a Wade Elliott cross.It left the Scunthorpe stopper requiring lengthy treatment and ultimately having to be replaced after only ten minutes of play with what looked like a wrist injury.The Iron, unbeaten in the league since October, rightly looked confident and not afraid to take the game to their promotion-chasing visitors.What developed was an entertaining spectacle in driving rain which only served to speed up the pace of things.Liam O’Neil had City worried when he pulled the ball across the face of goal with a low cross begging for a touch that went unconverted.At the other end, Bryan’s skidding centre was not held by substitute keeper Severn, but Smith took too long to steady himself as the ball ran loose and saw his shot blocked at close quarters.It was hectic stuff, but City would take control of proceedings in the final ten minutes before the interval, starting with the penalty decision to anger the home supporters.When the ball was laid back for Ayling to deliver first time, his cross from the right looked just right for Smith to attack only for the big striker to be hauled down as he did so.It looked a clear foul, but the type of which is not always penalised, prompting referee Jeremy Simpson to incur the wrath of the natives.Emmanuel-Thomas, typically unflustered, beat Severn down to the keeper’s right with a firmly-struck penalty packing a little more punch than some of his earlier efforts this season.City had the breakthrough and seconds later were on the prowl for number two. Emmanuel-Thomas’ clever pass released Smith, whose attempted finish with the outside of his boot was well saved by the quickly advancing Severn.But in doing so the keeper and striker collided, leaving both in pain but only Severn unable to continue, as Mark Robins was forced into his second substitution and having to rely on defender Boyce to play the remainder of the game as an emergency goalkeeper.That was after 42 minutes, but Boyce would have plenty more time to negotiate unscathed, not to mention a couple of wicked Elliott corners, before reaching the sanctuary of half-time at the end of eight added minutes.City returned for the start of the second half knowing another goal could kill the game against a team missing a recognised keeper but still with plenty to play for.Emmanuel-Thomas looked like providing it within five minutes of the restart when he powered his way beyond the last defender only to be denied by Boyce, who got the slightest of touches to divert the chance wide – much to the amazement of the City goalscorer.Suddenly Scunthorpe’s tails were up, as the home fans rejoiced in every Boyce catch, punch and clearance.Usually under such circumstances the team with an outfield player in goal is down to ten men, but the hosts still had a full complement and were knocking at the door for an equaliser.Home debutant Tom Hopper, a scorer on his first appearance at Walsall last time out, was proving a menace.The striker headed straight at Fielding, had an attempted pullback cut off by a last-ditch Derrick Williams clearance and dragged an inviting opportunity wide in quick succession.City’s best chance to put the game to bed appeared to be through the supply of Bryan, who twice fired low balls across goal that only just eluded Smith.Meanwhile, Elliott continued to whip left-wing corners in on poor Boyce, one of which was attacked by Aden Flint who just could not crane his neck enough to hit the target from close range.Bryan had perhaps the best chance of the lot to bury Scunthorpe once and for all, but drilled a low shot wide with the bottom corner waiting to ripple.Cotterill introduced Saville for the last ten minutes, which looked like being backs to the wall stuff until Freeman eased the tension with a neatly taken second after good work from Emmanuel-Thomas – himself only denied another goal by a combination of the plucky Boyce and his left-hand post.last_img read more

Auburn-Texas A&M quick hits

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first_img Jeremy Johnson Starting in place of an injured Sean White, Jeremy Johnson performed admirably on the road to lead the Tigers to victory. This happens the same week JUCO star John Franklin III commits. Start the quarterback controversy back up. It was(n’t) what we expected There were no college football experts picking Auburn to upset the Aggies at home, but here we are. This is the Auburn team we expected to see all year, and it finally showed up when it was least expected. A stout running game, accurate passing, rushing the passer and grabbing interceptions? Who would’ve guessed that? Top your cap to Will Jeremy Johnson at quarterback and Jovon Robinson breaking big runs stole the show, but that wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Will Muschamp’s defense stepping up to the plate. The Auburn defense — the same one that’s been on multiple highlight films — came into Kyle Field and shut down the high-powered Aggies. Kudos to Muschamp. MINI GRADES Rushing offense: A — This looked like the Tigers of old. Jovon Robinson had more than 100 yards at halftime, and Peyton Barber added tough runs in the second half. Receiver Ricardo Louis ran five jet sweeps, and Jason Smith ran one. Ryan Davis had a 28-yard run on a trick play.Rushing defense: B — Really the only blemish on the Tigers’ performance, Texas A&M’s Tra Carson sliced up the defense for over 100 yards. Other than that, speedy quarterback Kyler Murray was a non-factor. His biggest run (16 yards) came on third-and-long when Auburn was in prevent defense right before halftime.Passing offense: B — Nothing fancy, but Auburn did exactly what it needed to through the air to win. Jeremy Johnson capped off the first drive of the game with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Davis. He started the game 9-for-9, all short, high-percentage throws. Auburn passed just enough to keep the defense honest and open up the run game.Passing defense: A — The pass rush was a factor all game, and the back end grabbed three interceptions. The normally explosive Aggies couldn’t find a spark in the rain. And the normally aloof Auburn secondary was all over the place.Special teams: B — Daniel Carlson hit 4 of 4 field goals, which put the Tigers in the driver’s seat at the end of the game. One went off of the post and in, and Kevin Phillips had an off day punting. Still a good day for special teams, but could’ve been better.Coaching: A — This one could’ve easily ended badly, but Gus Malzahn and Will Muschamp had fantastic game plans, and had their guys playing with attitude. The offense was moving all game, even with a backup quarterback on the road. The defense shut down a Texas A&M team that’s scored 30 points in six of its eight games coming in. Grade A coaching.Overall: A — A huge win on the road against a ranked team, and it keeps bowl game hopes alive. At a time of the year when pretty much everyone has written Auburn off, the Tigers played with poise and pride. Toomer’s Corner will be rocking tonight.3 things worth talking aboutJeremy Johnson gets new lifeStarting in place of an injured Sean White, Jeremy Johnson performed admirably on the road to lead the Tigers to victory. This happens the same week JUCO star John Franklin III commits, start the quarterback controversy back up.It wasn’t what anyone expectedThere were no college football experts picking Auburn to upset the Aggies at home, but here we are.This is the Auburn team we expected to see all year, and it finally showed up when it was least expected. A stout running game, accurate passing, rushing the passer and grabbing interceptions? Who would’ve guessed?Tip your cap to WillJeremy Johnson at quarterback and Jovon Robinson breaking big runs stole the show, but that wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Will Muschamp’s defense stepping up to the plate.The Auburn defense – the same one that’s been on multiple highlight films – came into Kyle Field and shut down the high-powered Aggies. Kudos to Muschamp.Mini gradesRushing offense: A – This looked like the Tigers of old. Jovon Robinson had more than 100 yards at halftime, and Peyton Barber added tough runs in the second half. Receiver Ricardo Louis ran five jet sweeps, and Jason Smith ran one. Ryan Davis had a 28-yard run on a trick play.Rushing defense: B – Really the only blemish on the Tigers’ performance, Texas A&M’s Tra Carson sliced up the defense. Other than that, speedy quarterback Kyler Murray was a non-factor. His biggest run of 16 yards came on third and long when Auburn was in prevent defense right before halftime.Passing offense: B – Nothing fancy, but Auburn did exactly what it needed to through the air to win. Jeremy Johnson capped off the first drive of the game with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Davis. He started the game 9-for-9, all short, high-percentage throws. Auburn passed just enough to keep the defense honest.Passing defense: A – The pass rush was a factor all game, and the back end grabbed three interceptions. The normally explosive Aggies couldn’t find a spark in the rain. And the normally aloof Auburn secondary was all over the place.Special teams: B – Daniel Carlson hit 4 of 4 field goals, which put the Tigers in the driver’s seat at the end of the game. One went off of the post and in, and Kevin Phillips had an off day punting.Coaching: A – This one could’ve easily ended badly, but Gus Malzahn and Will Muschamp had fantastic game plans, and had their guys playing with attitude. The offense was moving all game, even with a backup quarterback on the road. The defense shut down a Texas A&M team that’s scored 30 points in six of its eight games coming.Overall: A – A huge win on the road against a ranked team, and it keeps bowl game hopes alive. At a time of the year when pretty much everyone has written Auburn off, the Tigers played with poise and pride. Toomer’s Corner will be rocking.– Ethan Bernal Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson celebrates after beating Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station, Texas. Auburn won 26-10.Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson celebrates after beating Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station, Texas. Auburn won 26-10. 3 things worth talking about last_img read more

Everton player’s father in transfer talks over son’s future – Would…

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first_imgDuring the meeting, Senol Tosun reportedly informed Ozsoy that his son would like to stay in the Premier League, although he hasn’t closed the door on Fenerbahce.It’s claimed Fener have given reassurances to Tosun’s camp about the wages they are able to cover, and are also looking to agree a deal with Everton.The 28 year old could leave Everton this month due to a lack of game time, with reports his former club Besiktas and Crystal Palace are also interested in signing him.Earlier today we covered reports from Turkey that the Black Eagles are making progress in their pursuit of the player.Tosun has only featured eight times for the Merseyside club this season, scoring one goal in the league. The attacker wasn’t involved in Everton’s last game against Liverpool in the FA Cup.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo According to Fotospor, Fenerbahce have joined the race for Everton striker Cenk Tosun after the Super Lig club’s vice president Semih Ozsoy held talks with the Turkey international’s father and agent Senol Tosun.last_img read more

Italian pundits addresses economic issues in Serie A – ‘Watford do…

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first_imgTutto Mercato Web Radio on Wednesday held an interview with Italian pundit Antonio Di Gennaro. The former player spoke about the current issues of Italian football, including the difficulty that some clubs have been having in the market.Gennaro has talked about the difference between the Premier League and Serie A, and Watford fans will probably be proud that they’ve been used as an example in the discussion.When speaking of why Italian sides must sell players to economically survive, he’s mentioned the Hornets as one of the clubs who can fight Italian giants in the transfer market.Embed from Getty Images“What should teams like Napoli and Roma do? People complain, but the clubs have to evaluate the economic aspects of management down to the smallest detail, especially if the sports facilities are not allowed to be built,” said Gennaro.“In England, Watford do almost as much as Juventus do: Can we compete? We also work well thanks to our personalities, the great executives.”According to Transfermarkt, Watford’s current squad is worth €232.8m. Their most valuable players are considered to be Ismaila Sarr, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Gerard Deulofeu, João Pedro and Will Hughes, and two of them have joined the club this season.Since their only sale was the one of Dodi Lukebaki, it’s safe to say the Hornets haven’t needed to give players away in order to survive.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoCosmoHealthyMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoHealthyMagUndolast_img read more

Reggae Boyz and head coach in hot water with FIFA

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first_imgWinfried SchaeferReggae Boyz players Lance Laing and Upston Edwards, along with the island’s head coach Winfried Schaefer, have been slapped hard by FIFA for indiscretions during Jamaica’s return-leg World Cup qualifying match against Nicaragua.Laing and Edwards were found guilty of using offensive language and gestures to the match officials while Schaefer was charged with displaying unsportsman-like behavior against the officials.Both players were suspended for Jamaica’s next four games in the World Cup qualifiers, while Schafer will have to watch the next two games from the stands and not from the customary sidelines. All three were also fined US$5,150.The ban means that the players will miss Jamaica’s matches against Panama on November 13 in Jamaica; against Haiti on November 17 in Haiti; against Costa Rica on March 25, 2016 in Jamaica; and the return-leg against Costa Rica on March 29, 2016. Schaefer will miss the Panama and Haiti encounters.FIFA’s actions stem from the Reggae Boyz game against Nicaragua in Managua. Jamaica needed to win the game by two clear goals to advance further into the qualifiers, after their opponents had travelled to Kingston and won the game 3-2.Jamaica rallied to win the game by the exact 2-0 that was needed to remainlast_img read more

No elite sport in England until at least June 1, says government

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first_img(Reuters) – Elite sport in England cannot return until at least June 1 and will have to take place without spectators present, a government document containing guidelines on easing lockdown restrictions said on Monday. Most professional sport in England has been suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.English Premier League clubs met yesterday to discuss Project Restart, which aims for top-flight football to resume next month. Cricket and rugby authorities in England have said their sports will not resume until July.The news however, is a blow to British horse racing, which had hoped to resume behind closed doors later this month. The government guidance concerning the easing of restrictions on elite sport is laid out in “step two” of the document, and will be made no earlier than June 1.Step two includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact,” the guidelines say.The resumption of elite sport is contingent on the most up-to-date assessment of the risk posed by the virus and the June 1 date will be delayed if certain conditions are not met. Reopening venues such as sports grounds “may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections”, the document adds.last_img read more

Kabiru Baleria: Kano Pillars Team Manager Is Dead

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first_imgKabiru Baleria, a former Nigerian international and team manager of Nigeria Professional Football League side Kano Pillars has passed away after a protracted illness the club announced on its website on Tuesday.The former assistant Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles coach died on Tuesday evening at Doctor’s clinic in Bompai quarters in Kano state the statement said.Baleria also played for the 4-time league champions and was 57-years old at the time of his passing.He has since been buried according to Islamic rites Pillars media officer Rilwan Malikawa said. “Baleria died at the age of 57 and he is survived by his wife, six children and many relatives,” the club statement announced.“Late Baleria was a former National team player and previously among the coaches at the U-17 level and the U-20 national team.“Baleria died after a protracted illness.“Football family in Kano and beyond are trooping into the family House of late Baleria located at Durumin Zungura quarters, in Kano metropolitan to show their last respect to the late football icon.”Born in April 1972, the late Baleria obtained his basic and advanced coaching licenses from the National Institute of Sports in Lagos in 2005 and 2008 before obtaining the CAF C license in 2014.His playing career encompassed stints at El Kanemi Warriors, Julius Berger FC and Kano Pillars on the domestic front. He also played for Al Arabi FC in Saudi Arabia and Canon de Yaounde of Cameroon.As a coach, Baleria won the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup as an assistant coach of the Nigerian U17 side that included Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze.He also had a stint in the backroom staff of El Kanemi Warriors and was appointed acting Technical Adviser of Kano Pillars after the first spell of current manager Ibrahim Musa.He was appointed the team manager after Musa was reinstated last season and held that position until his death on Tuesday.RelatedKano Pillars Replace Ibrahim Musa As Head CoachNovember 7, 2018In “Nigeria”NPFL: Ibrahim Musa Extends Pillars Deal, Aims For League And Cup Double (AUDIO)September 3, 2019In “NPFl”LMC To Honour Late Udoji During NPFL Matchday 10 FixturesFebruary 20, 2018In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Golfers prepare for Ghana Open Championship

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first_imgAbout 150 amateur golfers would parade at the Tema Country Golf Course to vie for this year’s Ghana Open Golf Championship trophy on Friday.Mr John Wattenburg, Secretary-General of the Ghana Golf Association who announced this at Tema on Monday, said the three-day 54-Hole event, which is open to amateur golfers throughout the country, would be sponsored by Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited.He said the competition, which would be played according to the rules of the World’s Golf governing body, has been divided into two categories.Mr Wattenburg said category One had been reserved for holders of Handicap 12 and below while category Two would be for Handicap 13 to 19 holders.Among the golfers expected to participate in the competition are Mike Ezan, Michael Ben-George, Dan Dennis, Matthias Dorfe and Charles Tabi, all of the Achimota Golf Club.Professor George Ntsiful, President of the Ghana Golf Association is expected to perform the opening ceremony. Source: GNAlast_img read more