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Wisconsin blasts Ohio State mens basketball in Madison 7149

Ohio State headed to Wisconsin with a “live in the moment” approach in one hand and hopes of prolonging its chances at a fourth straight Big Ten championship in the other. But the moment, nearly every second of it, belonged to the No. 20-ranked Badgers in a 71-49 rout at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., Sunday. In the process, Wisconsin handed Thad Matta and the Buckeyes (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten) their worst loss since 2009 and likely eliminated them from the conference’s steeplechase for a league title. Matta, who led OSU to the Final Four less than a year ago, said he had seen enough after calling a timeout down 22-6 with 10:27 to play in the first half. “I, with composure, lost it,” Matta told reporters after the game. Seemingly, so did the Buckeyes. The loss, OSU’s third in four games, drops the Buckeyes to 1-7 against ranked opponents on the season and 3-5 in road games. OSU junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who has not scored less than double figures all season, led the way with 18 points. But in line with the theme of some of OSU’s losses this year, the Big Ten’s leading scorer had little help. Aside from sophomore forward Sam Thompson’s 10 points, starting junior guards Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith Jr. and sophomore center Amir Williams combined for just 10 total points. The Buckeyes, though, came out of the gates firing, as Thomas, Smith Jr. and Craft all connected on each of their first shots within the first three minutes of the game. With the score tied early, 6-6, OSU appeared composed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Kohl Center, a place it had only won once since 2000. Any semblance of that notion, though, evaporated as quickly as the Buckeyes’ poise after junior guard Ben Brust’s 3-pointer gave the Badgers its first lead of the game at the 16:22 mark. They never looked back. Brust’s trey ignited an 18-0 run on 59 percent shooting from the floor and 56 percent from behind the arc that carried the Badgers into halftime with a 39-22 lead in tow. The second half brought more of the same. Wisconsin, which shot 53 percent on the day, still hit 13-of-28 shots and continued to stifle an OSU offense that seemed to only go as far as Thomas could take them. What concerned Matta, though, was not the Buckeyes’ struggles on the offensive end. His worry regarded their defense – the rock on which OSU has appeared to lean on now 25 games into the season. “I don’t know who’s in your jerseys right now in terms of being where you’re supposed to be and doing what you’re supposed to do,” Matta said he told his squad. “We got to get back to that. … We’ve seen the results if we’re not going to play defense. We’re not a good basketball team.” Sunday proved to be an immediate reminder of that. “You know, if we’re going to rely on trying to outscore people, that’s not going to happen, we have to play defense,” Matta said. OSU returns home to play Minnesota Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is at 7 p.m. read more

Jalin Marshall moving up the ladder

OSU redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) carries the ball during a game against Navy on Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. OSU won, 34-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorDuring spring camp, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall’s status was largely in question after the Middletown, Ohio, native underwent offseason surgery.Three weeks into the season, those questions are becoming a thing of the past.Marshall has already made his impact on the Ohio State offense, as he scored his first career touchdown last week against the Kent State Golden Flashes in a 66-0 victory.Following his first-ever score wearing the Scarlet and Gray, Marshall said he was happy to put the trials and tribulations of the offseason behind him.“I’ve had some injuries and setbacks, but the journey is worth it,” Marshall said. “This is a great university and crowd to play for. I feel great being able to get in the end zone and help my team every week.”Coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that Marshall is continuing to improve each week.“He has done a nice job. He didn’t play real well early in the year,” Meyer said. “But the last game, he did a good job.”Meyer said that Marshall’s early issues came from a lack of effort — a problem he is starting to fix.“His whole issue is just the four-to-six mentality that we got, go as hard as you can. When he goes as hard as he can, he is really good,” Meyer said. “I finally saw that last week, where he put his foot in the ground and even on plays that he didn’t get the ball, he was stretching the defense.”Since he arrived in Columbus before the 2012 season, Meyer has preached his philosophy of giving four to six seconds of effort from point A to point B on every play.Despite Marshall only amassing seven total offensive touches thus far on the season, Meyer said he can envision the redshirt-freshman splitting more time with fellow H-back, sophomore Dontre Wilson.“The good thing is he is very knowledgeable about all spots,” Meyer said. “If (Marshall) keeps moving up the ladder, those two (he and Wilson) will be on the field at the same time.”Marshall electrified Ohio Stadium on Saturday when he nearly broke a Kent State punt for a touchdown, but he was cut down by the punter following a 51-yard return.Although the punt return was the longest by a Buckeye this year, Meyer said Saturday he teased Marshall before ultimately praising his and other young players’ efforts.“One guy (Marshall) got caught by a punter, I think, and so we’ll give those guys a hard time,” Meyer said Saturday with a smile. “But I think I’m really excited about our young skill, and I was hoping to try to get Buckeye nation and the stadium to see some of those guys out in open space, and (freshman running back) Curtis Samuel and Dontre and Jalin are — just off the top of my head — guys I’m excited to get out in open space.”Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer said the reason so many young guys have earned playing time is not because of a lack of production from the upperclassmen, but rather the impressive showing from the younger athletes.“Everybody has their own skill sets that everybody specializes in,” Spencer said Wednesday. “We are all great athletes, we are all great receivers and because we all are succeeding in certain areas of our game, that’s why so many guys are getting playing time.”In fact, 23 true and redshirt-freshman saw playing time against the Golden Flashes last week.After a bye week, the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. read more

Cuadrado still has not fully recovered

first_imgJuventus will be facing AC Milan in the battle for the Coppa Italia on Wednesday and will need to bring all their guns to the fight as the game will be held in Rome.Mario Mandzukic and Mattia De Sciglio are certainly going to be part of the starting squad since they both completed two full training sessions recently with their teammates.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.De Sciglio sustained a foot injury at the game with Real Madrid on the 11th of April and returned to full training just yesterday, raising concerns if he will be fully present and ready to take on his former club on Wednesday.“At the beginning the pain was increasing every day. I still feel pain now but I try not to think about it. I try to help the team. I am happy, I hope we can win as much trophies as possible now,” Cuadrado, on the other side shared, according to Calcio Mercato, after recently returning following a groin surgery which he underwent in January.last_img read more

Paper Maurizio Sarri frustrated with Willian at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been left reportedly frustrated over Willian’s continued absence from his return for pre-season training, claims The TimesThe 29-year-old has been away on an extended vacation this summer following his exertions with Brazil at the World Cup.But, amid being strongly linked with moves to both Barcelona and Real Madrid over the past few months, Willian failed to show up at Chelsea’s Cobham training base last Friday and has continued to be absent in the past four days.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…A passport issue was the reported reason as to why the Brazilian winger was unable to return to London.However, Sarri has still been left unimpressed with Willian and had hoped to use him for his first Premier League game against Huddersfield Town next week.Although, Chelsea will be able to welcome back Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek ahead of their Community Shield showdown with Manchester City this weekend.last_img read more

We will be fine Mark Noble

first_imgThe West Ham United captain says his team will be okay and could finish as high as seventh place in the English Premier LeagueFor West Ham United captain Mark Noble, the English Premier League is very difficult, but he thinks his club could end up in the top part of the table.“I think the league is so tight. Apart from really the top six that are going to run away, I think the rest of us are in a battle for between 13th and ninth, or probably a little bit higher – maybe seventh – so we will see,” he said to Sky Sports.“As long as we keep winning games, we will be fine. After the tough start we had, we had a lot of people saying – which you get – a lot of negative comments.”Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“But I think the way we are playing football now and way we are taking the game to teams as well – Chelsea at home and Manchester United at home – we played fantastic in those games,” he added.“Not at all really. As long as the team is winning. It is a long season, we have so many games. It doesn’t fuss me at all.”“Obviously I’m not injured, so I train every day and obviously I miss the games, but that’s the price you pay when you make tackles and you play the game the way I do,” he commented.“You are going to mistime a tackle sooner or later and I did that.”last_img read more

Neville reveals Raheem Sterlings cope with criticism

first_imgFormer England manager Gary Neville, revealed an incident that Raheem Sterling had back in the 2016 Euros after so much scrutiny.The whole racial slur situation with Raheem Sterling during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City has taken on a life of its own, Gary Neville has a direct experience with the player’s reactions to being scrutinized due to his skin color.It was back in the 2016 European Championship in France when England got eliminated by Iceland, all the players were being targeted for criticism after such a shameful way to go but the bashing was especially personal against Raheem Sterling.The player had enough one time and he decided to take his quarrel directly to Neville for advice, the idea was for Gary to give him a better way to cope with so much criticism but the assistant manager back then had no idea how personal things got against Raheem.That’s exactly when Gary Neville realized the level of racism that is still very present in modern England, colored players really do have a very difficult time to coexist with the rest of the world when they represent the England National Team, even the media portrays them in a very different light compared to the rest of the players who are white and have blue eyes.During a very revealing program for Sky Sports where the main discussion was about Raheem’s recent problems, Neville revealed that this has been going on for years now and praised Sterling for having such a strong stomach to deal with all of it.“He came to see me one on one in 2016, I think it was three or four days before the Iceland game,” Neville said on Sky Sports.“Pre-tournament, I don’t know if you remember, he was getting absolutely battered. Getting so much stick, we were aware of that. Fans were onto him, the media was onto him. Asking a lot of questions about him.”“It then continued into the tournament, into the stadiums, to the point where those groans and boos, little things. It takes a lot for a player to come and see a coach. I was in the analysis room, I remember the analysts leaving.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“He walked in and started to unload on me – why was this happening? Why was this so personally accepted? He’d accepted he’d get criticism for playing for England for his performance levels. He’d accepted he’d be scrutinized as an England player, he didn’t want any special treatment.”“But that it was so vicious, he felt so targeted, he didn’t know what to do about it. I saw someone that has a great mentality and is tough but is also vulnerable in terms of how does he deal with it, how does he cope with it, how does he come out of it?” he added.The most interesting part in all of this is the reaction that the player is getting inside of the pitch for both his club and country, as getting criticized so much would’ve broken anybody by now but Sterling seems to thrive when things get even more difficult for him.The fact that he currently is considered the best English player in the world right now, speaks volumes of how impressive his character is and how much we all should appreciate having the chance to witness his career as a professional.Raheem Sterling is arguably one of the most talented players in England’s recent history, he is paving the way for others during such challenging times and he will be recognized by the rest of the world when the time is right.It’s always refreshing to see a player who is getting battered by criticism so much, responding to all the negativity on the pitch with amazing performances and Sterling has been doing it for years now.Neville’s account of this specific incident from 2016 was arguably one of the most important moments in the football world this Monday, worth to analyze in its entirety.Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discussed the abuse of Raheem Sterling and racism in football on #MNFRead the full transcript and watch the video here: https://t.co/d8LMTNyaw1 pic.twitter.com/6rKQI7jfKp— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) December 10, 2018Do you think Raheem Sterling will maintain the level of performance despite all the criticism he’s been getting? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Escondido residents raise concern of wildfire evacuation with housing proposal

first_img Sasha Foo Posted: November 20, 2018 Sasha Foo, Escondido residents raise concern of wildfire evacuation with housing proposal Updated: 9:45 AMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) – Some people living in the back country south of Escondido are voicing fears about their fire safety, if hundreds of new homes are built in their area. Members of the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council said they were afraid they could be trapped on the two lane County Club Drive that runs through the Harmony Grove area.The road is considered the only safe escape route in a wildfire, but residents and town council members said there would be too many people on the road if two proposed developments are built.The developments would add 800 new homes, nearly doubling the number of people who would be trying to flee. Community members told reporters on Tuesday that the fire in the Northern California town of Paradise is a grim example of what might happen if there is only one road to leave.Town Council member Scott Sutherland estimated the number of cars that would be using the road and concluded, “You’re looking at 3 or 4,000 cars trying to cram down a road that carries 500 cars, that adds up to 6 to 8 hours of drive time to get out.”If the new developments are built, community members said the county should make improvements to infrastructure, which could include building another road for secondary access or adding more lanes to the main road. The County Board of Supervisors and other county officials have recommended that evacuations during wildfires could occur in phases, so that one group would be allowed to leave, followed by another. Sutherland said the idea of such “staged evacuations” would not work.“People have free will and they can and will leave. Can you imagine a fire barrelling down that valley at you? Would you sit here? I sure wouldn’t. That’s why we’re terrified out here and something needs to be done about it,” Sutherland said.The County approved both development projects in July, but the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council filed a lawsuit the following month, to try to stop the projects from going forward. An attorney for the County said he could not comment on any pending ligitation. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents, Wildfires FacebookTwitter November 20, 2018last_img read more

Quantum thermal transistor can control heat currents

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. World’s first successful use of an electric circuit to compensate for distortions in electric signals due to heat The researchers, Karl Joulain et al., at the University of Poitiers and CNRS in France, have published a paper on the quantum thermal transistor in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”To manage electricity, one uses electronic diodes, transistor and amplifiers,” Joulain told Phys.org. “We would like to do the same thing with thermal currents. We would like to make logical thermal circuits in the same way electronic thermal circuits have been designed. In this way, wasted heat could be guided, switched on or off, amplified or modulated.”Although this is not the first thermal transistor, it is the first that is made of quantum objects. Other thermal transistors are made with macroscopic materials, such as solids or phase change materials. The new quantum thermal transistor consists of three two-level systems, meaning they have two states. These systems can be implemented as spins, where each spin can be in either the up state or the down state. Any one of these spin systems can control the heat current flowing through the other two. The researchers theoretically demonstrated that the thermal current can be controlled, modulated, and amplified by a sufficiently large amount so that it can switch the spins between their two states, producing a transistor effect. The transistor could be used to control thermal currents in a variety of nanostructures made of quantum objects. In the future, for instance, the device could in principle be fabricated with quantum dots embedded in nanoparticles.”My future research plans are to optimize the device and of course to find collaborations to make the experiment at the quantum level,” Joulain said. The quantum thermal transistor consists of three two-level systems, which can be implemented as spins with an up and a down state. Any one of these systems can control the heat current that flows to the other two, resulting in switching their spins. Credit: Joulain et al. ©2016 American Physical Society (Phys.org)—Researchers have designed a quantum thermal transistor that can control heat currents, in analogy to the way in which an electronic transistor controls electric current. The thermal transistor could be used in applications that recycle waste heat that has been harvested from power stations and other energy systems. Currently, there are methods for transporting and guiding this heat, but not for controlling, amplifying, and switching the heat on and off, as the quantum thermal transistor can do. Citation: Quantum thermal transistor can control heat currents (2016, May 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-quantum-thermal-transistor-currents.htmllast_img read more