The Gopher men’s basketball team defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 81-56 Thursday night in an exhibition game. Joe Coleman was the lone Gopher in double figures with 21 points while Austin Hollins added 9 points and both Maurice Walker and Rodney Williams added 8 points. Trevor Mbakwe added 4 points in 11 minutes for Minnesota.Both Mbakwe and Walker are returned after sustaining torn ACLs in their knees. The Gophers will play another exhibition game against Southwest Baptist at 7pm Monday night. The Gophers play their regular season opener against American Friday night (November 9) at 7pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:30. Auto (360p) 360p 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 720p HD 1/1
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho expects Diego Costa to return to action in Saturday’s west London derby against QPR.The Blues’ top scorer has been struggling with illness and an ongoing hamstring problem.He has missed their last four matches but looks likely to be available to face Rangers, as does Ramires, who has been recovering from a muscle injury.AdChoices广告Loic Remy will miss the game against his former club because of a groin problem.And with veteran striker Didier Drogba having led the line for the best part of three games despite fitness issues of his own, Costa’s return would be a timely boost.Mourinho said: “Normally Ramires and Diego Costa are back. Normally we will have only Remy as an injured player and Cesar Azpilicueta suspended.”Rangers, meanwhile, are hoping midfielders Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch are able to return to the squad following hamstring injuries. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Own goal helps Chelsea see off ShrewsMourinho praises players after Blues winShrewsbury v Chelsea player ratings
The naturalized Brazilian Marcelinho will be called up to the national team for the decisive playoff against Hungary in October. He has already been spoken to and he has expressed his readiness to travel. Marcelinho signed with the second division Brazilian Vitoria Bahia, after finishing his long stay in Ludogorets.Murray, Zuma and Gocheto did not watch the national team match“I’m abroad, I’m sorry, but I didn’t follow them”Georgi Dermendzhiev is expected to call Martin Minchev for our next match, which is the most decisive for our whole year. Ours are already last in their group for the League of Nations, after Finland surprisingly defeated Ireland in Dublin. In principle, from each group the last team goes to the third division for the next edition of the tournament, which changed the friendly matches in Europe.The coach of Hungary: Bulgaria is at our level“No class difference”
Reports say the bodies of a woman and her son were found at a home in Boone, but police are releasing few details on the case. JimThe Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Boone Police Department as they look into the deaths of two people.The bodies were found this week at a home in Boone. Police Chief John Wiebold says someone notified them of a dead body about 10:00 Wednesday night.Officers were able to eventually enter the home and there they discovered a second body. They have not released any names at this time and have not indicated the cause of death. Autopsies have been ordered.(By Jim Turbes, KWBG, Boone)Share this:FacebookTwitter
Please follow and like us: This may have nothing to do with this blog but I really do not care. There was a bombing near the finish line at the Boston Marathon today and we all need to send our prayers out to them.This is an obvious terrorist attack and many people have been injured and some people have been confirmed to have been killed. The reports are still coming out no news has really been confirmed. Words are that there was at least two bombs.Reports are as of now there are 23 injured and three people dead. According to multiple reports one of the victims was an eight-year-old. The child was running for the Sandy Hook victims. The number of people injured could change.This picture should say something about what happened.There was a third explosion at the JFK Library that has been said to be connected to the marathon bombs. Looks like there were two bombs found making the total up to four. Here is a tweet from a Boston Reporter about the explosions.
Beauden and Jordie Barrett inspired the Hurricanes to a dogged 22-12 victory over the Auckland Blues at Eden Park on Friday, maintaining their recent stranglehold over their North Island rivals.Each brother scored a try, with Jordie producing a defensive masterclass and Beauden making the Hurricanes attacking chances count in a Super Rugby match the Blues dominated for long periods.The Aucklanders enjoyed 60 percent possession, but were repeatedly denied by desperate defence as the Hurricanes posted their fifth straight victory — giving them a record second only to competition leaders Canterbury Crusaders.“We’ve won a few tight games and that builds character,” captain TJ Perenara said.“We were probably a little bit inaccurate around the middle of the park and that’s not good enough for us.”It was the Blues’ fourth consecutive loss and their eighth straight against the Hurricanes, a sequence stretching back to March 2015.Blues fly-half Sam Nock opened the scoring with a try in the ninth minute, swooping on Patrick Tuipulotu’s pass after the lock ran over Beauden Barrett to burst through the Hurricanes’ line.The ‘Canes scored against the run of play when Ngani Laumape stole the ball and sent Ben Lam off for a try with his first touch of the match.Jordie Barrett, playing at fullback, made two try-saving tackles to deny the Blues, then scored at the other end to give his chances of World Cup selection a timely boost.The Blues were camped on the Hurricanes danger zone early in the second half as Wellington conceded a string of penalties, culminating in a yellow card for Jeff Toomaga-Allen.The pressure finally paid off when Dalton Papalii crossed in the corner in the 60th minute, although a missed conversion kept the Hurricanes ahead 14-12.Another period of Blues dominance followed, but the Hurricanes again came out on top when Beauden Barrett snared a stray James parsons pass and scampered away for an intercept try.Jordie then sealed the win with a long-range penalty.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
Monday night scoreboard:Non sub-state games:Varsity boys: Wellington 76 Clearwater 49Varsity girls: Wellington 46 Clearwater 11.Sub-state basketball games:Boys: Belle Plaine sub-stateBelle Plaine 68 Douglass 37Kingman 54 Conway Springs 52 (OT).Garden Plain 58 Chaparral 50Cheney 74 W. Independent 23Thursday’s games at Belle Plaine: Garden Plain vs. Cheney, 6 p.m.; Belle Plaine vs. Kingman, 7:30 p.m.Norwich sub-state Pretty Prairie 40 Norwich 29Thursday’s games at Norwich: St. John-Hudson vs. Burrton, 6 p.m; Caldwell vs. Pretty Prairie, 7:30 p.m.South Haven sub-stateArgonia 60 Cunningham 25.Thursday’s games at South Haven: Attica vs. Argonia, 6 p.m. South Barber vs. South Haven, 7:30 p.m.Girls: Udall sub-stateWest Elk 55 Oxford 13Udall 59 Dexter-Cedar Vale 43Sedan 58 Central-Burden 35Leon-Bluestem 51 Medicine Lodge 44.Thursday’s game at Udall: Sedan vs. Leon-Bluestem 6 p.m., West Elk vs. Udall, 7:30 p.m.South Haven sub-stateArgonia 42 Attica 32.Friday’s game: Cunningham vs. Argonia, 6 p.m.; South Barber vs. South Haven, 7:30 p.m.
FILE – In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Rebecca Neal, a Bill Cosby accuser who testified against the comedian in a 2005 sex assault suit, calls for Cosby’s full testimony from a 2005 sexual battery lawsuit to be unsealed, during a news conference at the offices of attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian’s sexual assault trial. The Associated Press does not typically name people who say they are sexual assault victims, but Rebecca Neal has spoken out publicly. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Bill Cosby leaves after a hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court starting Tuesday, Dec. 13, to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian’s sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, nurse Therese Serignese, who says comedian Bill Cosby raped her following a 1976 show in Las Vegas when she was 19 years old, discusses her allegations at her home in Boca Raton, Fla. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian’s sexual assault trial. The Associated Press does not typically name people who say they are sexual assault victims, but Therese Serignese has spoken out publicly. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File) FILE – In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Lise-Lotte Lublin, who says comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1989, testifies during a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian’s sexual assault trial. The Associated Press does not typically name people who say they are sexual assault victims, but Lise-Lotte Lublin has spoken out publicly. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File) ___ANDREA CONSTANDAges then: She was 30; he was 66.Constand told police in 2005 that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia estate. Constand, a Temple University basketball team manager, said he gave her three unlabeled blue pills to “relax” as she discussed a career change. She said she was semi-conscious when he digitally penetrated her. Cosby, a high-profile Temple booster and trustee, is charged with sexually assaulting a person unable to give consent, a felony that could bring 10 years in prison upon conviction. The defense says her story has evolved and there were other times they were sexually intimate. Cosby has pleaded not guilty.___JANE DOE 1Ages then: She was 21; he was 30.She was a flight attendant when she met Cosby in about 1964. After being friends for several months, she said, he offered her Champagne at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, which left her unable to ward off his sexual advances before she passed out. The defense says Cosby’s companion on the flight, a potential witness, has died and the woman kept a sweatshirt she wore during their encounter “like a treasured souvenir.”___LINDA BROWNAges then: She was 21; he was 31.Brown’s agent sent the aspiring model to attend Cosby’s show in Toronto and have dinner with him afterward in 1969. He invited her to his hotel room to give her a gift and offered her a soda that caused her to black out, she said, before raping her. The defense questions how she “blacked out” after two sips of soda.___CINDRA LADDAges then: She was 21; he was 31.Ladd, a model-turned-Hollywood executive married to former MGM chairman Alan Ladd Jr., met Cosby in 1969 when he offered career advice. They were at his friend’s house in New York one day when she complained about having a headache and he gave her a pill he called “a miracle cure” from his doctor. She became incapacitated, and Cosby raped her, she said. The defense says she only assumes they had sex because she had blacked out.___JANE DOE 2Ages then: She was in her early 20s; he was 32.She met Cosby through her job at the Playboy Club in New York in the early 1970s. He offered her quaaludes in a limousine one day, which she said she declined. She then had three or four glasses of Champagne but believes they contained an intoxicant that left her unconscious. She woke up naked in a hotel room feeling sore and said she had been sexually assaulted. The defense says her case differs from Constand’s because Doe 2 and Cosby were closer in age and had met only twice.___DONNA MOTSINGERAges then: She was 26; he was 33.Motsinger was a waitress at the Trident restaurant in Sausalito, California, a favorite of Cosby’s. He befriended Motsinger and her 9-year-old son. In 1972, Motsinger said, she accepted an invitation to Cosby’s show and drank wine he gave her in the limousine on the way there. When a headache ensued, she took a pill he handed her. She said she recalls being fondled before waking up the next day, nearly naked, at her own home. The defense says that the restaurant was “a notorious drug mecca” and that Motsinger dated a founder of an LSD-linked band of hippies.___MARGIE SHAPIROAges then: She was 19; he was 37.Shapiro worked at Castle Donuts in Santa Monica, California, in 1975 when Cosby stopped by. He invited her to the set of “Mother, Jugs & Speed” and then to a dinner party, she says, but instead took her to a house near the Playboy Mansion, where they played pinball, fueled by Cosby’s challenge that whoever lost would have to take a pill she believed to be a quaalude. She lost. She said she recalls waking up to find Cosby having sex with her. The defense says that the doughnut shop has closed and that the boss died, leaving it unable to thoroughly investigate her account.___THERESE SERIGNESEAges then: She was 18 or 19; he was 38 or 39.Serignese, now a nurse, was in the gift shop of the Las Vegas Hilton in about 1975 when she met Cosby. He later invited her to his show and then to a room backstage, where he gave her two pills that left her incapacitated before he raped her, she said. Cosby, in a 2006 deposition in Constand’s lawsuit, testified that he gave Serignese quaaludes before a consensual sexual encounter. The defense says “her story about their lengthy 20-year relationship after the incident (many would call it an affair) has changed drastically over the years.”___LINDA KIRKPATRICKAges then: She was 25; he was 43.Kirkpatrick met Cosby while playing against him in a tennis tournament in 1981. He offered her tickets to his show at the Las Vegas Hilton, where he gave her a drink in his dressing room that left her incapacitated, she said. She next recalls him being on top of her, kissing her and rubbing against her. The defense says her account is unique among Cosby accusers because they were at a party, surrounded by people, when she took the drink.___JANICE BAKER-KINNEYAges then: She was 23 or 24; he was 45.Baker-Kinney, then a Harrah’s bartender in Reno, Nevada, went to a pizza party at a nearby home where Cosby was staying in 1982. He insisted she take two pills, she said, before the backgammon game they were playing went blurry. She said she recalls seeing her blouse unbuttoned and his pants unzipped before she awoke naked with signs she had been sexually assaulted. The defense says her story is “nothing like Ms. Constand’s” because she only met Cosby once, “voluntarily” took quaaludes and apologized for passing out.___HEIDI THOMASAges then: She was 24; he was 47.Thomas’ agent sent the aspiring actress to meet Cosby for career advice at a Harrah’s hotel in Reno in 1984, but the limousine he sent instead took her to a private house where she said he gave her a drink so she could play the intoxicated person in a script he gave her. During intermittent bouts of consciousness, she said, she was naked and Cosby forced her to perform oral sex. The defense says she has given three versions of her story.___REBECCA NEALAges then: She was about 28; he was 48.Neal worked as a masseuse at a Las Vegas health club where Cosby played tennis in the mid-1980s. He befriended her mother and aunt there, leading her to accept an invitation to his show at the Las Vegas Hilton and dinner afterward. Cosby urged her to have a drink set before her while he ate. She said he later raped her in his room while she was too disoriented to give consent. The defense says she knew him only for a few months, unlike Constand, and has said a waiter served the shot of vodka.___LISE-LOTTE LUBLINAges then: She was 23; he was 50.Lublin was an aspiring actress when she met Cosby in 1989. She and her mother went for a run with Cosby, and he gave them show tickets before he invited her to the Elvis suite of the Las Vegas Hilton to practice acting improvisation. He prodded her to take two drinks to relax, which she ultimately did. She said she recalls seeing Cosby stroking her hair and walking down a hall before she woke up at home two days later. She said she believes she was sexually assaulted. The defense says Lublin assumes she is a victim based on other media accounts but can only remember Cosby stroking her hair.___KACEYAges then: She was 29; he was 58.The witness, who agreed to be photographed but not share her identity in the media, worked for one of Cosby’s agents and had known the entertainer for six years when he invited her to lunch at his bungalow at the Bel Air Hotel in 1996 to discuss her acting ambitions. He was in a robe and slippers when she arrived and offered her wine and a pill that she consumed after he reassured her it was safe. She said she then recalls being sexually assaulted by Cosby on his bed. The defense says she went to the bungalow despite saying she had once rebuffed Cosby’s advances before and had no interest in acting. PHILADELPHIA | Did Bill Cosby drug and molest young women as part of a signature string of assaults spanning five decades? Prosecutors preparing for his sexual assault trial hope to call 13 of about 60 accusers to show just that.Cosby’s defense insists the women’s memories are tainted at best and will ask a suburban Philadelphia judge to keep them off the witness stand at the June trial.The Associated Press does not typically name people who say they are sexual assault victims. However, trial accuser Andrea Constand has given consent through her lawyer, while 10 others named below have spoken publicly. Another woman has given her account under a pseudonym, while two others have not spoken publicly and could not be reached for comment.The accounts below, listed chronologically, note ages for each woman and Cosby at the time, as described by prosecutors. The defense responses to each account follow. FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, Heidi Thomas, a Denver woman who claims she was assaulted by comedian Bill Cosby, heads to a hearing room after a news conference at the State Capitol in Denver. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian’s sexual assault trial. The Associated Press does not typically name people who say they are sexual assault victims, but Heidi Thomas has spoken out publicly. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
McArthur and Loretta Bulfone edged out the Granite Pointe duo of Dorothy Garland and Sue Moisey by one stroke for the Low Gross title.Morven Douglas and Rose Donaldson of Granite Pointe finished third at 86.Granite Pointe pair of Tammy Avis and Sherry McIvor won the Low Net title with a round of 64.The score was one shot better than Myrna Bauline and Kim Soon Im.Bev Poole and Laurie Hepple took third with a 68.The tournament scores were very close, highlighted by ten tie-breaking situations. FLIGHT ONE WINNERS First Low Gross – Dorothy Garland and Sue Moisey ( 84 ) First Low Net – Myrna Bauline and Kim Soon Im ( 65 ) Second Low Gross – Morven Douglas and Rose Donaldson ( 86 ) Second Low Net – Bev Poole and Laurie Hepple ( 68 ) Third Low Gross – Roma Crispin and Carol Reay ( 87 ) Third Low Net – Shirley Wolbaum and Lynne Foster ( 68 ) Fourth Low Gross – Ann Renee Pettyjohn and Michelle Palm ( 91 ) Fourth Low Net – Becky Allen and Sherry Hartridge ( 71 ) FLIGHT TWO WINNERS First Low Gross – Ruth O’Bryan and Kathy Tencza ( 91 ) First Low Net – Marcia Marinas and Loril Harding ( 66 ) Second Low Gross – Kathy King and Barb Pyett ( 96 ) Second Low Net – April Biscaro and Darlene Jones ( 67 ) Third Low Gross – Gerry Mowatt and Bev Stevens ( 96 ) Third Low Net – Lynne Cranna and Roxy Stevenson ( 68 ) Fourth Low Gross – Gwen Acres and Karen McGinnis ( 98 ) Fourth Low Net – Ann Smithson and Lorraine May ( 68 ) The team of Diony McArthur and Loretta Bulfone fired a round of 82 to capture the Low Gross prize at the recent Tournament of Roses at the Granite Pointe at Nelson Course.The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner in Low Net and Low Gross categories.
By Stephen WoodManchester City’s hopes of an unprecedented quadruple were in tatters on Sunday after holders Wigan Athletic repeated their FA Cup heroics with a stunning 2-1 victory in their quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium.Jordi Gomez’s first-half penalty and a tap-in by James Perch gave Wigan, who beat City 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley last May, a place in this year’s semi-finals against Arsenal.City, who won the League Cup last Sunday and need to overturn a two-goal deficit to Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League tie next week, looked jaded against their second-tier opponents until they staged a thrilling late fightback.Frenchman Samir Nasri made City’s breakthrough in the 68th minute with a sweet 20-metre left-foot strike.Substitute Edin Dzeko came within inches of forcing a replay, but Emmerson Boyce produced a remarkable last-ditch block and Wigan, managed by former City favourite Uwe Rosler, held on.In the other quarter-finals played on Sunday, Sheffield United beat Charlton Athletic 2-0 and Hull City defeated Sunderland 3-0 to set up the second semi-final.In the semi final draw Arsenal were drawn against holders Wigan Athletic with Hull City meeting another Championship side, Sheffield United. The ties will be played at Wembley stadium on April 12 & 13.