De Gea Secures Valuable Away Point for Man Utd against Sevilla

first_imgDavid de Gea’s stunning first-half save helped Manchester United claim a creditable draw at Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.The Spain keeper had kept out efforts from Joaquin Correa and Steven N’Zonzi before showing quick reflexes to produce a one-handed save on the stroke of half-time and deny Luis Muriel’s header.United, who were playing their first Champions League knockout game in four years, offered little offensively, with Romelu Lukaku spurning their best chance when he volleyed well over early on before substitute Marcus Rashford dragged a shot wide in the closing stages. Paul Pogba started on the bench for the visitors, but came on after just 17 minutes following an injury to Ander Herrera.Sevilla finished the game with 25 attempts on goal but a mixture of De Gea’s saves and poor finishing from the hosts left them frustrated at the final whistle.Manchester United will be the happier of the two teams heading into the return leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday, 13 March with Jose Mourinho’s side winning 15 of their 18 games on home soil this season.Elsewhere on the night, Shakhtar Donetsk came from behind to win their Champions League last-16 first leg clash with Roma thanks to a stunning free-kick by Brazil midfielder Fred.Argentinean striker Facundo Ferreyra, who didn’t play a minute for Newcastle during a season-long loan in 2014-15, struck to cancel out the opener by Roma’s exciting Turkish winger Cengiz Under.Then Fred, 24, who has been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Manchester City, curled his free-kick over the wall and into the top corner.Shakhtar, who had defender Serhiy Kryvtsov stretchered off before half-time, travel to Rome for the second leg on Tuesday, 13 March (19:45 GMT).Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma, who are third in Serie A, impressed in the first half with ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko linking up well with Under.But Shakhtar, who have now won 12 of 15 games in Kharkiv where they play due to conflict in their eastern Ukraine home, were only denied a bigger lead by Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who denied Marlos, Taison and Ferreyra in added time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Women’s basketball: Badgers have disappointing loss in final regular season game

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (9-20, 2-14 Big Ten) finished their regular season this past Wednesday, losing against Michigan State (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten) 69-61 in East Lansing. Though a loss, senior Cayla McMorris and junior Marsha Howard took the offensive reins in this game.While some were impressed by the Badgers’ effort last week in a close defeat versus Rutgers, the performance by leading scorer McMorris last night at the Breslin Center was perhaps more exciting. McMorris started the game hot, scoring 12 out of her 15 points in the first quarter.Though slowly losing steam, the Badgers were down by only three against the Spartans to end the half. For the Badger fans, this was an exciting moment as the team was within arm’s reach of taking the lead at halftime.Women’s Hockey: Another successful regular season comes to a close against MinnesotaDespite some late-season slip-ups, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team lived up to their lofty expectations and Read…Unfortunately, it was going to take more than the Badgers provided to actually secure the win. Wisconsin took the loss because of low numbers in rebounding, which for the majority, were offensive.It was a close game, with Wisconsin ending the contest down by just eight. While Wisconsin had a similar field goal percentage, Michigan State’s rebounding gave the team more shooting opportunities.Howard scored 28 points, her season-high, along with 11 rebounds. This gave Howard an impressive double-double in the box score. With almost 46 percent of the team’s final points, Howard had a personal field goal percentage of 63 percent, much higher than any of the Spartans’ top-scorers.Figure skating club glides into second place in synchronized skatingAmidst the hullabaloo of the Winter Olympics, among the voices of novice figure-skating viewers critiquing Biellmann spins and bracket turns Read…Impressive as each of these are individually, one-third of Howard’s season highs now come from this final game of her junior year, which shows promise for her season year. She is now working her way up as a strong leader of the women on this team, especially now that she’s nearing her senior year and final season as a Badger.It was almost as if the game was a passing of the torch with senior McMorris. As McMorris finishes her time here, joining the 1,000 point club last Sunday, Howard is stepping up.Badger fans should be excited to see if Howard can continue this level of play in the Big Ten Tournament next week in Indianapolis.last_img read more

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Samson Ledesma of Wellington wins 116th Kansas Wheat Festival Button Contest

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 226 weeks ago An amazing design. Samson is a truly gifted artist. This may make for the most attractive festival T-shirts yet. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — This year the winning 116th Kansas Wheat Festival Button was designed by Samson Ledesma of Wellington.  Ledesma is a proud Kansan and passionate about the history and future of the Kansas Wheat Festival.  He grew up in the Wheat Capital of the World and enjoys raising his family in his hometown.Samson Ledesma Samson is an independent artist offering video production, graphic design, and both digital and traditional illustration.  See some of his work online at samsonswell.blogspot.com, samsonswell.com or connect with him on Facebook at facebook.com/SamsonsWell.  Ledesma currently has a display of some of his traditional portrait illustrations at the Wellington Public Library, now through the first week of May.This year the button showcases a modern design featuring two silhouettes, one of a grain elevator and the other of the classic carousel that is present each year at the Kansas Wheat Festival from Ottaway Amusement Co. The pleasing aesthetic of this button design features golden wheat and a golden sun full of opportunity and warmth.As the winning designer, he will receive $500 in cash, two Kansas Wheat Festival t-shirts and two buttons along with all the bragging rights. Once the premier sponsor is selected the official button will include the premier sponsor’s logo.This year the Kansas Wheat Festival will be featuring several new events – including the Wheat Capital Quilt Show, Edible Book Display Contest, Esteemed Townsfolk Spelling Bee and much, much more! The planning committee also intends to add a Fishing Tournament, Disc Golf Tournament, Wheat Homebrew Contest.Classic components of the Kansas Wheat Festival include Picnic in the Park, Family Fun Day, Arts & Craft Show, Car Show, Downtown Art Exhibit, Parade, Softball Tournament, Candidate Forum, Ag & Home Show and three Street Dances featuring, Little Texas, The Mudbugs and Across the Pond.To join the Kansas Wheat Festival planning team, email the Kansas Wheat Festival Director, Annarose White at [email protected] or call 620-326-7466. To sign up to receive updates from the Chamber and Kansas Wheat Festival, sign up for the newsletter online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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