Video: Barcelona warm up for El Clasico meeting with Ajax win

first_imgBarcelona warmed up for Saturday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid with a comfortable Champions League win against Dutch title holders Ajax.In-form Neymar scored his seventh goal in his last five Barca appearances to put the Spanish leaders ahead, before Lionel Messi converted Andres Iniesta’s accurate pass to double the tally.With this weekend’s trip to the Bernabeu in mind, Luis Enrique withdrew Neymar, Messi and Andres Iniesta in the second half as Barca began to relax.That allowed Ajax to nick a late consolation through teenage forward Anwar El Ghazi, before Barca’s own young substitute Sandro Ramirez, who replaced Neymar, killed off any hope of a dramatic Dutch comeback.Messi’s strike put him within two of Spanish striker Raul, who is the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer with 71 goals.But the Argentina captain missed several other chances to move even closer to the Real Madrid legend as Barcelona dominated a poor Ajax side. The Dutch champions offered little threat against the Catalans who are top of the Spanish league after eight matches under new boss Enrique.Messi and Neymar posed danger throughout as Ajax, who had taken two points from their opening two Group F matches, were pinned back in their own half.It was an unhappy return for Ajax coach Frank de Boer, who played alongside Enrique at the Nou Camp between 1999 and 2003.His side are now four points adrift of second-placed Barcelona, who bounced back from their 3-2 defeat at Paris St-Germain.The French champions lead the group at the halfway stage after netting a late 1-0 win at Cypriot side Apoel Nicosia.last_img read more

Margaret Prichard, 79, Oxford: Feb. 27, 1933 – Jan. 30, 2013

first_imgMargaret Prichard, 79, of Oxford died January 30, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Wellington.Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held Friday from 9:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday evening. A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association.  Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit Prichard was born on February 27, 1933 the daughter of Jesse and Rebecca (Jones) Waggoner in Winfield. She was a 1952 graduate of the Winfield High School. She was united in marriage with John Prichard on January 16, 1960 in Winfield. Margaret enjoyed sewing, puzzles and needlework. She liked living and working on the family farm. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.Surviving to honor her memory is her son, Steven Prichard and wife Sheila of Oxford, daughters, Susan Prichard of Key Largo, Florida and Linda Knight of Oxford, three grandsons; Eric Prichard, Jarod Prichard and Landon Knight, three sisters; Nancy John of Lindsborg, Lila Armstrong and Linda Stewart both of Winfield.Preceding her in death are her parents, husband John in 2009 and sister Jean Waggoner.last_img read more

Cartoon capers to attract young golfers

first_img25 Mar 2015 Cartoon capers to attract young golfers Cartoon capers are to be used by a golf club to attract more young people into the sport. One of the country’s leading comic strip artists has put his talents to work to create a cartoon aimed at catching the attention of youngsters. Barrie Appleby (pictured), who illustrates for the Beano and other comics, has teamed up with Newton Green Golf Club in Suffolk. Nationwide, the number of juniors joining clubs has tailed off in recent times, and Newton’s aim is to engage their attention.   The club has gained a reputation for its progressive recruitment ideas, and has capitalised on the talents of neighbour Barrie, whose home overlooks the course. Barrie said: “As we are near neighbours it was a pleasure to be involved.” His illustration has been used by Sudbury-based Ark Design Consultants to produce a flyer. Each year until 2017 the club will circulate 350 Year Six pupils (aged 10-11) in a dozen local primary schools. As part of the initiative, the club’s professional Tim Cooper has been carrying out a series of get into golf sessions in the schools. These will culminate in an inter schools competition at the club, and invitations to the keener pupils for more free lessons. Peter Phillpot, club chairman, said: “We have one of the most successful junior sections in East Anglia and do not want to be caught out by the nationwide decline in interest from young people. “We are being proactive by investing resources. The generous gesture from Barrie Appleby to assist our cause means we can blaze a trail and try to ensure we capture the attention of young people. “We need to continue helping develop the sport locally, and ensure Newton Green is a benchmark club for young people.” In recent times the club has had youngsters qualifying for national squad training and has a dozen juniors representing Suffolk at various levels. Bookings can be made on 01787-377217 for 30 minute taster lessons for youngsters from 1.30 pm on Saturday, April 18.last_img read more

5 things to know about new Warrior Willie Cauley-Stein, including the 3 P’s on his forehead

first_imgAt the top of Cauley-Stein’s Twitter feed is a pinned tweet of a video titled “Season 4: My Actions, Your … Unsure if Willie Cauley-Stein wrote this, but I’ve heard him say it:“People that love you and people that hate you do the same thing: Make you better.”So there you go, Warriors fans — the first thing to know about Cauley-Stein, whom as we speak is projected to share time with Kevon Looney at the center spot in the genesis project that will be the team’s 2019-20 season.last_img

SA condemns chemical weapons in Syria

first_img22 March 2013 South Africa has condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in the civil war in Syria earlier this week. “The alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria is of serious concern and would introduce an extremely dangerous element into the conflict, which is wholly unacceptable by any standard,” International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim said in a statement on Thursday. It was reported earlier this week that a missile containing a chemical substance was fired into a village in Allepo province, killing 31 people and injuring 100. Ebrahim said South Africa was “gravely concerned” about the serious escalation of the conflict in Syria. “We have consistently called on all the parties to the conflict to stop the violence as well as protect the rights of the Syrian population.” He said that since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, South Africa had condemned the abuse of human rights, in particular violations of the rights of vulnerable groups such as women and children. Weapons of mass destruction were particularly heinous because they targeted innocent civilians. All the parties to the current conflict had a responsibility to protect and preserve human rights. “South Africa reaffirms its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. There is no military solution to the conflict,” Ebrahim said. “The only way to stop the further destruction of Syrian society is for the parties to come together in dialogue without delay.” He said any political transition needed to reflect the will of the Syrian people, adding that South Africa rejected any calls for forced regime change and outside military interference, or any action not in line with the Charter of the United Nations. “South Africa calls for restraint on the part of all parties to the conflict, and again emphasises the need for an immediate political settlement as expressed by the Geneva Joint Communique.” Source: read more

Handling AutoCAD content

first_imgContent comes in many formats and sizes.  And no matter what the content, there is always the desire to be able to share that information.In our dealings at Formtek with facilities documents and engineering documents from Aerospace, Automotive and Discrete Manufacturing, frequently we come across the requirement to be able to share CAD drawing files created by a small set of skilled engineers with the rest of the enterprise community.  For example, finance people need references to parts data, 3D visualizations are useful to incorporate into sales literature, etc.  Popular software applications used to create these drawings include AutoCAD, Catia, SolidWorks, or Microstation.In large companies it is not at all uncommon to find a variety of applications and file formats being used to create engineering drawing content.  This can complicate the widespread distribution of the content because of the cost involved in the technology investment that would be needed to enable everyone to view the information.  Because each software package often has certain features where they excel, oftentimes it isn’t possible to standardize on a single authoring tool, and the additional cost of maintaining multiple applications is well justified. Often times the cost for the license of a single seat of a CAD tool is thousands of dollars.  The solution to widespread distribution of content authored from these specialized and expensive software application tools is the use of viewers.  Spicer, for example, offers a powerful viewer that allows more than 200 file formats to consistently be viewed at very reasonable per-seat cost.  Install one application on a user’s machine and that user can then view from most popular file formats, include Desktop file formats and many varieties of Raster and CAD formats.But in many cases companies have standardized on the use of specific software tools company-wide.  A common scenario we see are companies that use primarily Word/Excel/PowerPoint/PDF for office documents and AutoCAD for engineering drawing files.  In these cases, most users have the Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat software already on their machines and can view those document types, but many users don’t have AutoCAD and are locked out of viewing those files.  New free software solves this problem.Following in the footsteps of the Adobe Acrobat reader there are free file viewers for popular CAD file formats.  Perhaps top on the list is the popularity of AutoCAD’s DWG file format.  Free viewers for DWG files have been around for a while — for example, AutoCAD competitors have created Bentley View, and the SolidWorks eDrawing Viewer. Bentley View is nice because besides DWG it also supports the viewing of many other raster types, all packaged into a Free viewer.One problem though is that these competing DWG viewers are based on work done by the Open Design Alliance.  The ODA has a large number of members, including many ‘viewer companies’ like Spicer and Informative Graphics.  But their work hasn’t been supported by AutoDesk.  As the AutoCAD product evolves, often there are changes and additions to the DWG file format, and it may take some time before these differences get reported or noticed by the ODA and incorporated into their knowledge base.Late in 2005 AutoDesk announced the release of their own free DWG viewer, DWG TrueView.  The viewer supports DWG and DXF file viewing.  TrueView was written with the AutoCAD RealDWG API.  The RealDWG API is basically the same engine as that used in AutoCAD, so the fidelity of the viewed drawing is ensured. DWG TrueView supports the viewing and plotting of layers. It also allows you to save the DWG and DXF files out as a DWF format.  The DWF file format has been around since the mid-1990’s but only recently has AutoDesk attempted to promote the use of DWF as a PDF-like light-weight high-fidelity format for encapsulating engineering drawing data.  The use of DWF files may have their place, especially for use in renderings on Web pages or if you’d like to embed the drawing into a Word or office document, but with the introduction of DWG TrueView there is less of an incentive to adopt yet another file format.Also of note was the announcement of the AutoCAD DWG TrueConvert product made at the same time as TrueView was announced.  TrueConvert enables the backwards and forward conversion of DWG files: for example, batch-conversion of files from the latest release format (2004) to R14 or 2000 DWG formats or from AutoCAD version 2 to the latest release.Formtek is an AutoDesk partner and a member of the AutoDesk Developer Network.last_img read more

JRU back on track, pips Letran

Filed under: mzclfnje — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 10:14 pm November 30, 2019

first_imgView comments JRU saw its winning run snapped at four by the Arellano Chiefs and JRU head coach Vergel Meneses praised his team for showing maturity in bouncing back from a loss.“It was important for us to bounce back after we lost to Arellano,” said Meneses in Filipino. “And this win showed the character of the players, that they can recover after a heartbreaking loss.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the second game, Christian Garcia dropped 20 of his 27 points in the first quarter alone and Sidney Onwuebere had 16 points and 15 rebounds as Emilio Aguinaldo College ripped Mapua University, 85-72, to keep its Final Four hopes afloat.Already playing minus big man Hamadou Laminou, who went down with a season-ending ACL injury, the Generals also lost bruiser Juju Bautista, who hurt his shoulder in a previous match. But it hardly mattered against an undermanned Cardinals squad, who dropped to 1-11 for the season. The Generals, meanwhile, improved to 5-6 to move to within half a game out of the playoff circle. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NET WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City JRU’s Teytey Teodoro (right) evades the defense of Letran’s JP Calvo. —AUGUST DELA CRUZJose Rizal University wasted no time in getting back to the win column by frustrating Letran, 77-68, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Heavy Bombers held on to the third seed with a 7-4 record while the Knights slipped to a 5-6 card to hang precariously out of the top four.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img So-Baadur match goes to tiebreaks MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Hyundai Elantra TVC introduces ‘big’ small car

first_imgThe Hyundai Motors has reportedly used the idea of a Russian doll to introduce its new Elantra, the small car with big car features.The ad involves designing, engineering and animating 18 mechanical arms to transform a ceiling decoration into robotic apparatus. The campaign launches with a 45-second TV ad, with online, print and point of sale running in support.Hyundai’s marketing director, Oliver Mann, told a website that “The Elantra is the latest new model to be unveiled by Hyundai, and maintains the brand’s reputation for groundbreaking car design, matched by groundbreaking communications.””The new TV spot uses state of the art CGI to convey that Elantra incorporates big car thinking and design in a beautifully compact shell,” he added.It may be noted Hyundai Motors has last month expressed apprension over achieving its sales target for this year on account of higher petrol prices and increased cost of borrowings.Hyundai Motor India marketing and sales director, Arvind Saxena, has said, “In the beginning of the year, we had forecast a 6-7 per cent sales growth. That may be difficult to achieve now.”Saxena said because of cheaper diesel price compared to petrol, customers are preferring diesel cars, adding that diesel models currently comprise 28 per cent of Hyundai’s overall vehicles sales.Hyundai sold 6,16,039 cars and sport-utility vehicles in the previous year. Though the company’s domestic sales were up 4.8 per cent in 2011, which stood at 3,73,709 units, its outbound shipments dropped 1.9 per cent to 2,42,330 units.As to the proposed move to hike duty on diesel cars, Saxena said it would not help the government to augment the revenue collection.advertisementWith Agency inputslast_img read more

Is ChiefsRams A Super Bowl Preview Meh Probably Not

Filed under: zggkeszq — Tags: , , , , , , , , — admin @ 4:34 am September 28, 2019

PHI74PHI73DAL 27, PHI 20-0.5– 20158DEN3✓GNB2DEN 199512OAK4DAL1✓DAL 20076NWE1✓DAL5NWE 199110HOU4WAS1✓WAS NO64NO71NO 51, CIN 14+2.6– Playoff %Playoff % ATL78ATL76CLE 28, ATL 16+0.8– But even if it won’t change the playoff race or give us a sneak peek at Super Bowl LIII, the Rams and Chiefs’ tilt should be fun. And once it’s over, we can look ahead to Week 16’s Saints-Steelers battle for yet another potential Super Bowl preview … that probably won’t contain both conference champs, either.FiveThirtyEight vs. the readersYou can check out FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings in our NFL prediction interactive, which simulates the rest of the season 100,000 times, to track how likely each team is to make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. On top of that, you can also pick against the Elo algorithm in our prediction game. You’ll be playing for bragging rights, and the chance to climb up our giant leaderboard.Using data from the game, here are the games in which Elo made its best — and worst — predictions against the reader picks last week: 20155CIN5SEA4CIN CAR70.813.9DET3.63.417.21525 199415SDG4✓SFO2✓SFO 201215NWE1SFO3✓SFO 201015BAL5NOR2BAL 201811KAN2LAR4? PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.ResultREADERS’ NET PTS DAL25.512.5ATL21.711.323.81535 Less playoff success7856196 TB1.71.5NYG0.20.11.61398 IND56IND52IND 29, JAX 26-5.0– The best matchups of Week 11Week 11 games by ranking of average Elo ratings (using the harmonic mean) plus ranking of total potential swing for the two teams’ playoff chances, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL predictions 19979NWE4GNB1✓GNB 200017IND4MIN5IND WSH66.412.9HOU70.110.122.91507 GB61GB69GB 31, MIA 12+3.9– 19927KAN4DAL5✓DAL TEN62.517.7IND11.89.827.51506 PIT61PIT57PIT 52, CAR 21-5.4– OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION 199013BUF3✓PHI5BUF 20177NWE1✓ATL3NWE AFCNFC 199015BUF3✓NYG2✓BUF 19926KAN5PHI3KAN ARI0.10.1OAK<0.1<0.10.11354 One of these teams might be special. The other, not so muchHow each team in a midseason “Super Bowl preview” game fared, on average, by the level it reached in the playoffs. 199714KAN4SFO1KAN 20089TEN2GNB5TEN TB54WSH51WSH 16, TB 3+3.8– 20147DEN1SFO3DEN MIN62.9%±17.5CHI70.1%±17.034.51565 199317HOU4SFO2HOU 199313MIA4DAL1✓MIA KC88KC93KC 26, ARI 14-0.1– Three of the last four midseason Super Bowl previews featured 50 percent of the eventual Super Bowl matchup: New England and Atlanta played at foggy Foxboro in Week 7 last season (itself a Super Bowl rematch), and the Patriots later went to the Super Bowl. Seattle and New England reprised their own earlier Super Bowl matchup in Week 10 of 2016, and the Pats also went to that season’s Super Bowl. And in 2015, the Broncos used a Week 8 win over the Packers as a stepping-stone along their Super Bowl path. The exception in that stretch was Arizona-Cincinnati in Week 11 of 2015 — which sounds like an absurd potential Super Bowl, except that both teams were a combined 15-3 going into the contest, long before an injury to Andy Dalton ruined Cincy’s season.But if one team tends to emerge from these kinds of games on a championship path, the other usually stalls out well before the Super Bowl. Here’s a breakdown of how often each team in our sample of games ends up making each round of the playoffs, depending on how much playoff success they had: 199615DEN1GNB2✓GNB 201610NWE1✓SEA3SEA SeasonWeekTeamElo RkMade SB?TeamElo RkMade SB?Won Show more rowsSource: In the grand scope of the NFL universe, having slightly better than a coin-flip’s odds to make the divisional round of the playoffs isn’t too bad an outcome. But for a pair of teams coming into a midseason game with Super Bowl aspirations, it is striking how rare it is for both to ultimately make significant playoff runs. Instead, one usually is left behind along the road to the championship. And, in case you were wondering, the winner of the Super Bowl preview advanced deeper into the postseason just 60 percent of the time, so it’s tough to say which team will be which, regardless of who wins the “preview.”Either way, this Rams-Chiefs game will treat the fans to some points. The over-under on the game is 63½ points — one of the highest point totals in NFL history. And according to our matchup quality metric (determined by the harmonic mean of the teams’ Elo ratings in each game), this is also the best game of the entire NFL season so far. The only factor holding this particular Super Bowl preview back might be game importance — i.e., how likely it is to swing either team’s odds of making the playoffs. Both teams have all but clinched playoff spots, so K.C.-L.A. drops to sixth place among Week 11 games once we account for a mix of matchup importance and quality: 199116KAN5SFO3SFO 199513KAN3DAL1✓DAL LAR69LAR74LAR 36, SEA 31+1.1– More playoff success100%97%75%58% Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 10Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 10 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game Home teams are in bold.The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. CIN34.217.2BAL24.413.230.41511 KC99.90.1LAR>99.9<0.10.11661 There’s a new team atop FiveThirtyEight’s NFL Elo rankings this week, and it’s the one we discussed in this space last time around — the red-hot New Orleans Saints. Fresh off an impressive victory over the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans turned around and walloped the Bengals 51-14 in Cincinnati. Based on how they’ve been playing recently, there’s no team more deserving of the No. 1 slot than Dem Saints.However, New Orleans is also the fourth different team to hold the top spot in Elo so far this year, joining the Patriots, Eagles and Chiefs. That’s tied for the most handoffs of the No. 1 spot through Week 10 of a season since 2002 (when five separate teams held No. 1 to that point in the schedule). So we still don’t have a great sense of who exactly will be meeting up in Atlanta in February. In fact, there’s still a decent chance it might just be the two teams that are scheduled this week for an epic Monday Night Football clash — the Chiefs and Rams.Both teams sport 9-1 records, and they have similar strengths and weaknesses. According to’s Simple Rating System (SRS) metric, the Chiefs rank second in the league on offense and 19th on defense; the Rams rank third in offense and 14th on defense. K.C. is led by a couple of 23-year-olds: quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who leads the NFL in passing yards, and running back Kareem Hunt, who ranks fourth in rushing. L.A.’s pair are both 24: QB Jared Goff (second in passing yards) and RB Todd Gurley (first in rushing).A nationally televised matchup between two exciting, young, star-studded teams in opposite conferences is sure to have a Super Bowl feel to it. And our model does give the Chiefs the AFC’s best odds of winning the Super Bowl, while considering the Rams to be the NFC’s second-most likely winner (behind New Orleans). But it also bears remembering that prospective “Super Bowl previews” on the midseason calendar usually don’t predict the actual Super Bowl very well (though they do often come close).To gather a sample of similarly huge AFC-NFC showdowns from seasons past, I filtered our database of games for ones that:Happened in Week 5 of a season or later (to give Elo time to “catch up” with how good each team is).Featured two Top 5 NFL teams at the moment of the game, according to Elo.Matched up teams from opposite conferences.Going back to the start of the current NFL playoff format in 1990, there have been 36 regular-season games that could have been considered Super Bowl previews, according to the rules laid out above. Of those, only two — Bills-Giants in December 1990 and 49ers-Chargers in December 1994 — ended up actually foreshadowing the Super Bowl to come. (The Giants flipped their regular-season loss on its head, while the 49ers obliterated the Chargers both times.)There have been plenty more regular-season games where the eventual Super Bowl combatants met months beforehand — think Patriots-Rams in 2001 or Giants-Patriots in 2007. But few were hyping those as potential Super Bowl previews at the time (even if coaches had their occasional premonitions about meeting up in the postseason). And on the flip side, when it comes to games highlighted for their Super Bowl potential, the exact matchup often finds a way to get derailed over the remainder of the season.Of those 36 regular-season matchups in our data-set, 23 did contain at least one of the eventual conference champions — so the odds aren’t bad that either K.C. or L.A. will make their way to Atlanta on Feb. 3. LAC76LAC82LAC 20, OAK 6+1.2– Share of teams reaching round 20015BAL1GNB4GNB Team that had …Wild CardDivisionalConf. ChampSuper Bowl NE63NE74TEN 34, NE 10-16.6– Game quality is the harmonic mean of the Elo ratings for the two teams in a given matchup.*Average change is weighted by the likelihood of a win or loss. (Ties are excluded.)Source: ESPN 199517PIT4✓GNB5GNB 20035IND5TAM1IND PIT92.35.8JAX2.52.38.01547 PHI26.49.2NO98.51.610.81634 20049PIT4PHI1✓PIT LAC91.95.8DEN1.41.77.51519 Another week, another loss for the readers against Elo, which now has beaten the field in nine of 10 weeks so far this season. This time, it was the Patriots’ surprising road loss to the Tennessee Titans that ended up costing readers the whole week — on average, they lost 16.6 points in that matchup, in a week where they lost by 12.5 total points. However, even though the readers have followed up their lone win of the season in Week 7 with three more losses in a row, they are getting better: In the season’s first six weeks, they lost by an average of 38.9 points per week; over the past three weeks, they’ve only lost by an average of 8.6 points.Among those readers who aren’t mired in a losing streak, congrats to David Ryborz, who topped all identified users in Week 10 with 148.6 points, and to Brian Hake, who continues to lead the season-long leaderboard with 808.4 points. Thanks to everyone who has been playing — and if you haven’t, be sure to get in on the action! You can make picks now and still try your luck against Elo, even if you haven’t played yet.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 19998DEN5MIN2MIN A brief history of regular-season “Super Bowl previews”NFL games after Week 4 in which both teams ranked among the Top 5 in FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings and were in opposite conferences, since 1990 199716DEN3✓SFO2SFO Source: 20136NWE2NOR5NWE 200612NWE3CHI5✓NWE CHI65CHI67CHI 34, DET 22-0.1– 20026NWE4GNB5GNB NYJ63NYJ64BUF 41, NYJ 10-2.9– GB23.113.0SEA29.112.725.61515 200912NWE3NOR2✓NOR SF67%SF62%NYG 27, SF 23+4.7– Team ACurrentAvg. Chg*Team BCurrentAvg. Chg*Total ChangeGame Quality 20088PIT3✓NYG4NYG 201511CIN4ARI3ARI read more

Prahalis careerbest scoring helps Buckeyes beat Badgers

Senior guard Samantha Prahalis scored a career-high 34 points to lead the No. 11 Ohio State women’s basketball team to a 72-58 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers (8-15, 4-7 Big Ten) Monday night. The senior said she was unaware of her accomplishment until she was taken out of the game with less than three minutes left.  “I didn’t know until I got to the bench and they asked me what my previous high had been, and they told me I beat it,” Prahalis  said. Monday’s victory comes after the Buckeyes (21-2, 8-2 Big Ten) suffered their second loss of the season against Minnesota. The loss motivated Prahalis to assert herself into the next the game she played. “Today I made it a point to be more aggressive from the start,” she said. “My shot felt good, so I was kind of in a flow in the game.” She also had five assists, which puts her at 863 for her career. Prahalis needs 30 more to overtake Northwestern’s Nancy Kennelly for the all-time career record in the Big Ten. Even the opposing coach was impressed with her performance. “With a kid like that on your team, you have a chance to do something special and they probably will,” said Wisconsin coach Bobby Kelsey. In the loss, the Badgers scored 36 of 58 points from behind the arc. “They were great from the three-point line,” said OSU coach Jim Foster. “That’s the way they play and they’re very good at it. I give them credit.” OSU kept the lead for the entire evening, but the Badgers found ways to battle back into the game. In the second half, the Badgers went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to three with 11:58 in the game. The next possession saw sophomore center Darryce Moore answer with a layup, which sparked an 11-3 OSU run, and eventually, an OSU victory. Following Prahalis, junior guard Tayler Hill had 18 points and four rebounds. Going into the game, Hill was leading the Big Ten with 22.5 points per game. Monday’s win gives the Buckeyes two straight victories against the Badgers this year. OSU defeated Wisconsin, 77-61, in December. Following this win, OSU travels to Illinois to face the Fighting Illini on Thursday. The Buckeyes defeated the Illini, 96-84, earlier this season. Although OSU proved resilient after its defeat against Minnesota, Prahalis said the team understands the intensity of the competition during the final month of the season. “Every game’s going to be a dogfight, and we got to bring it,” said Prahalis. The Buckeyes return home Sunday against the No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers (19-5, 9-2). Tip is at 5 p.m. read more

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