Santander’s UK pension CIO exits

first_imgAntony Barker, head of pensions and chief investment officer at Santander’s UK pension fund, is set to leave the group, IPE has learned.He joined the group in 2012 from Jardine Lloyd Thompson, where he was director of investment advisory for pension funds. He had previously held similar roles at BNP Paribas and Deloitte.IPE understands Barker is soon to leave Santander. A spokesman for Santander declined to comment.Since joining the £10bn (€11.5bn) defined benefit (DB) pension fund, Barker has brought in a diversification policy to broaden the scheme’s investments beyond equities and bonds. The Santander UK Group Pension Scheme’s portfolio now includes real estate and a number of private equity partnerships, as well as private debt and global credit. Santander’s UK pensions schemes had a combined surplus of £175m at the end of 2016, according to the bank’s latest annual report.In 2015, Barker predicted a sector-wide banking pension scheme that he said could more easily compete with larger Canadian and Asian institutions. UK bank DB schemes are among the largest corporate pension funds in the country.In December Santander’s UK Group Pension Scheme Common Fund won an IPE award for diversification, and in 2015 it won a Silver award for its overall proposition.last_img read more

Boxing: Joshua,Hearn hold talks with Usyk’s agent in London

first_img Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Joshua is currently choosing whether to fight Usyk – mandatory challenger for his WBO belt – or Kubrat Pulev – mandatory challenger for his IBF belt – but the latestpictures would suggest the 30-year-old is leaning towards a match with the Ukranian. Joshua, who holds four world heavyweight titles, posted a photo of the trio on his Instagram story with the caption: ‘Good to catch up with Eddie Hearn, AlexanderKrassyuk and 258 management. Talking all things boxing #JoshuavsUsyk.’However, Pulev appeared to confirm he will face Joshua at Beskitas’ Vodafone Arena stadium in Istanbul in May by posting a fight poster on his Facebook page on Thursday. Joshua’s situation is complex. He has been given until the end of the month to agree terms with the Bulgarian and will be stripped of his IBF belt if he fails to do so. Similarly, Joshua was ordered to fight Usyk by the WBO within 180 days of his December victory over Andy Ruiz Jr and will be stripped of the organisation’s belt if he refuses to comply.Advertisement Read Also:Anthony Joshua has until January 31 to agree terms to fight Pulev But while Joshua and Pulev have history, Joshua and Usyk are both attached to Hearn’s promotional company Matchroom Boxing, theoretically making a fight easier to arrange. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 British heavyweight, Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn have been pictured in London with Oleksandr Usyk’s manager Alexander Krassyuk.center_img Loading… Sportsmail understands that nothing has been signed despite reports claiming the fight with Pulev has already been agreed. Joshua and Pulev were due to meet at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium back in October 2017 but the Bulgarian was replaced by Carlos Takam at late notice after being forced out of the fight due to an injury.last_img read more

Ulster suffer Ospreys defeat

first_img Press Association While Newport Gwent Dragons came from behind to score 17 unanswered points and secure a desperately-needed 23-14 victory over Italian outfit Benetton Treviso at Rodney Parade. Treviso looked to be in the driving seat after they led 14-6 at the break courtesy of tries from centre Doppies La Grange and replacement back row Filippo Giusti. But the Dragons, whose only points in the first period came from the boots of Steffan Jones and wing Tom Prydie, turned the match on its head as both men added tries and Prydie kicked seven extras. In a closely-contested game that was nip and tuck until the later stages, it took a breakaway try by Ospreys prop Ryan Bevington to seal the four points for the visitors who at that stage were reduced to 14 men after Morgan Allen had been sin-binned moments earlier. Matthew Morgan converted Bevington’s try and added three penalties for the away side. Ulster had to be content with the losing bonus point from their first home league defeat since succumbing to Leinster in April 2012 and they may also have to do without star player Ruan Pienaar, who kicked over three penalties before he was taken off in the second half with a shoulder injury. Stuart Olding added Ulster’s final penalty. center_img Leaders Ulster fell to only their second RaboDirect PRO12 League defeat of the season when their weakened side was outplayed 16-12 by an Ospreys outfit that, despite missing even more squad members than their hosts, outplayed the Ravenhill squad.last_img read more

Hoop Tourney Slated For Grades 5-6 Boys

first_img Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Basketball Club is planning an invitational tournament for boys’ teams of fifth- and sixth-graders on March 21 and 22 at Ellsworth High School.Organizers are Ellsworth High School boys’ varsity coach Peter Austin and assistant coach Corey Bagley.The registration cost is $100 per team, which will include the cost of tournament T-shirts and awards.For registration forms, go on line to ellsworthbasketball.com or call Austin at 460-7179 or Bagley at 460-3497. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img August 19, 2020 — A Florida appeals court has ruled that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying for massage parlor sex acts. The decision Wednesday by the 4th District Court of Appeal bars the tapes’ use at trial and could deal a potentially deadly blow to the prosecution. The court decided that Kraft’s rights were violated under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Prosecutors could appeal to the state Supreme Court but if this ruling stands, charges against Kraft and others might be dropped.— Browns starting linebacker Mack Wilson suffered a hyperextended left knee and could miss significant time while recovering, another early blow to a Cleveland team already down two offensive starters. Wilson got hurt while breaking up a pass during Tuesday’s practice. His injury came one day after his high, hard tackle on running back Nick Chubb — in the first workout in full pads — gave the Browns star running back a concussion. Coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide any details on Wilson’s injury. He’s awaiting more information from the medical staff before he knows how long the second-year linebacker from Alabama will be out.— Miami Dolphins linebacker Vince Biegel suffered a significant right leg injury in practice. Coach Brian Flores said Wednesday that the team was still awaiting test results after Biegel was carted off the field Tuesday. Last year Biegel started 10 games, led the Dolphins with 13 quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead with seven tackles for a loss. He had 2½ sacks and also played on special teams.— The Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland for the first four games of the season because of off-the-field issues earlier this year, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the league intends to suspend Breeland following his arrest in April on multiple charges that included resisting arrest, marijuana possession and driving without a license.— The New York Giants have signed veteran placekicker Graham Gano (guh-NOH’). The NFC East team announced the signing on Wednesday, the same day it put receiver and special teams star Cody Core on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. New York has been without a placekicker since releasing Chandler Catanzaro on Monday. He was signed last month after the team released Aldrick Rosas in the wake of a poor 2019 season and an arrest in the offseason after leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Core was hurt running a pass pattern in practice Tuesday. Troy Vincent, the league’s football operations chief, said that the advisers, who will report to Commissioner Roger Goodell, will help avoid any “inequities” in those decisions. Vincent did not identify any members of the panel, saying he was awaiting their approval to do so.Vincent also said the league will consider playoff games in a bubble environment, noting that “all options are on the table.” Saints coach Sean Payton recently brought up that possibility during a competition committee meeting.Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer, noted that setting firm schedules for anything during the pandemic is foolhardy.The league sent game-day and travel protocols to the 32 teams this week. The extensive in-stadium specifics include rules for the field, sidelines, locker rooms, tunnels, entrances and training rooms.In other NFL news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL PLAYOFFSTampa Bay eliminates Columbus in OTUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated Columbus from the Stanley Cup playoffs in five games, rallying from a two-goal, third-period deficit before beating the Blue Jackets 5-4. Update on the latest sports — Clemson has added one of its most decorated players to its coaching staff. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says C.J. Spiller will be a graduate intern with the team as the former NFL running back works toward his Masters’ degree. Spiller was the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year in 2009 and was picked by the Buffalo Bills No. 9 in the next year’s NFL draft. Spiller spent eight seasons as a pro, running for 3,451 yards and 21 touchdowns. PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTInjured Koepka withdraws from Northern Trust, ending seasonNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) has withdrawn from The Northern Trust with what he described as nagging hip and knee injuries to end a forgettable season. Koepka was No. 97 in the FedEx Cup standings. He would have needed a good week at the TPC Boston to reach the top 70 and advance in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Koepka started the year ranked No. 1 the world but hasn’t won in more than a year. He missed three months at the end of last year with a knee injury and then he didn’t play for three months when golf shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Two weeks ago at the PGA Championship, Koepka faded badly in the final round and was never a factor.The Northern Trust starts Thursday outside Boston. It’s the first of three playoff events that culminate in Atlanta with the Tour Championship and the $15 million prize to the FedEx Cup champion. Justin Thomas is the No. 1 seed — the eighth player in eight years to have the top seed starting the postseason. Only the top 70 after this week advance to the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields south of Chicago, and from there the top 30 go to East Lake in Atlanta for the Tour Championship. Brayden Point scored the game-winning goal 5:12 into overtime. Point also delivered the winner in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series, a five-overtime thriller that wound up being the fourth-longest game in NHL history.Kevin Shattenkirk and Anthony Cirelli scored in the final eight minutes of regulation to wipe out a 4-2 deficit. Earlier, Columbus scored four consecutive times to overcome an early two-goal deficit of its own.Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 37 of 41 shots for the Lightning, who were swept in the first round by the Blue Jackets last year.MLB-SCHEDULEGrichuk hits 2 HRs as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-2 for sweep COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia Bulldogs planning to have fans between the hedges UNDATED (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have fans between the hedges this season.Mirroring other schools in the Southeastern Conference, the school announced a ticket plan that would allow 20-25% capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium. That translates to crowds of about 18,500 to 23,000 for Georgia’s four home games.Athletic director Greg McGarity stressed that all arrangements are tentative amid the coronavirus pandemic. In recent weeks, Georgia has become one of the nation’s hot spots. The Bulldogs are offering single-game tickets in hopes of accommodating as many season-ticket holders as possible for games against Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. center_img UNDATED (AP) — Randal Grichuk extended his recent power surge with two home runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the fading Baltimore Orioles with a 5-2 victory Wednesday. Grichuk hit a solo shot in the second inning and put Toronto ahead for good with a two-run drive in the sixth. He has homered in four straight starts, and all six of his long balls this season have come over the last six games. With Grichuk leading the way, Toronto climbed within a game of .500 (10-11) for the first time since Aug. 5.Baltimore has lost four in a row and five of six following a six-game winning streak. MLB-NEWSReds put Senzel on IL, reinstate Moustakas UNDATED (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds put outfielder Nick Senzel on the injured list and reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) to face his former team before a doubleheader Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.The Reds also chose infielder Robel Garcia as their 29th man for the doubleheader, which was caused by a postponement of the series opener Tuesday night. The Reds had two games postponed over the weekend because of a positive COVID-19 test and Major League Baseball wanted to provide them with an additional day for testing.The reason for Senzel’s injury designation was not provided, though he missed time earlier this season after reporting symptoms of COVID-19. He was hitting .244 with two homers, five doubles and two steals in 14 games.Moustakas has been out since Aug. 4 because of an injured left quadriceps. He is hitting .238 through seven games.In other roster moves, the Reds assigned infielder Alex Blandino, outfieler Mark Payton and catcher Tyler Stephenson to the taxi squad. They also assigned another ex-Royals infielder, Christian Colon, to the taxi squad. In other MLB news:— Toronto Blue Jays rookie right-hander Nate Pearson has been placed on the 10-day injured list after complaining of elbow tightness following his fourth big league start. Pearson told the team about the injury after a poor outing against the Orioles last night in which he gave up three homers, five runs and three walks in four-plus innings. Pearson has a 6.61 ERA despite throwing five shutout innings against Washington in his major league debut. He turns 24 on Thursday.NFL-NEWSFlorida appeals court rules secret videos can’t be used in Kraft massage caseUNDATED (AP) — The NFL says it will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press In other college football news:— Notre Dame canceled its Wednesday football practice and might take Thursday off as well in response to the school’s decision to go to online classes because of a coronavirus outbreak on campus. The Rev. John Jenkins, the Notre Dame president, announced in-person undergraduate classes would be canceled through Sept. 2. About 150 students have tested positive. Notre Dame is imposing restrictions on student activity, including limiting access to dormitories to residents and barring students from major gathering places on campus. The Fighting Irish football program announced last week there have been four positive test results for COVID-19 out of 619 tests done since players returned to campus in June.— Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. Surratt announced his decision on social media and cited “the many uncertainties and risks associated with COVID-19.” He is set to earn an economics degree in December and says the school in North Carolina has “forever transformed my life.” Surratt’s brother, Chazz, plays linebacker at the University of North Carolina and is also an NFL prospect. A UNC team spokesman says Chazz Surratt’s status remains unchanged.— Appalachian State has paused football practices after reporting a coronavirus cluster involving the team. The school in Boone, North Carolina, says athletic director Doug Gillin has suspended practice “until further consultation warrants a change in status.” The decision announced Tuesday night comes after there were active cases reported for seven students and four staffers. The school said health officials have instructed the individuals to isolate while recovering, while those in close contact with the active cases have been instructed to quarantine.— Clemson will open its home season against Citadel on Sept. 12, filling the only non-conference spot on its COVID-19 affected schedule. The Tigers were supposed to play Citadel on Nov. 14. That changed when the Atlantic Coast Conference went to a 10-game conference schedule with one non-conference opponent. Clemson’s other planned non-conference games prior to the pandemic were Akron, Notre Dame and annual state rival South Carolina. Clemson will go to Notre Dame Nov. 7 as part of the ACC schedule. Citadel is part of the Southern Conference, which delayed its league season until the spring. WOMEN’S GOLF-BRITISH VENUESWomen’s British to go to Muirfield for 1st time in 2022TROON, Scotland (AP) — The Women’s British Open will be held in two years at Muirfield for the first time as part of a strong rotation that includes a return to Carnoustie and St. Andrews.The tournament is held this week at Royal Troon, which only four years ago voted to have female members. Muirfield, regarded as the purest of links courses, also recently voted to allow women to join. Muirfield hosted the Curtis Cup for female amateurs in 1952 and 1984.The R&A said the Women’s British Open will be played the next five years at Carnoustie, Muirfield, Walton Heath, St. Andrews and Royal Porthcawl in Wales.last_img read more

Windies surrender Wisden Trophy with heavy defeat at Old Trafford

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (CMC) – Another stunning batting collapse sent West Indies to their heaviest-ever Test defeat at Old Trafford in terms of runs, as they conceded the three-match series 2-1, to end their all too brief hold on the coveted Wisden Trophy here yesterday.Needing to bat the entire day to force a draw with the victory target of 399 already of academic interest only, West Indies capitulated for 129 in their second innings an hour before the scheduled tea interval, to slump to 296-run loss.For the Caribbean side, the defeat was their second at the ground in as many weeks following their 113-run loss in the second Test, and it ruined their hopes of claiming a first series win on English soil in 32 years.Yet again, the Windies’ much-maligned batting lineup was at fault, failing to last two sessions, even after Monday’s penultimate day was completely abandoned due to rain.Shai Hope, under intense scrutiny due to a protracted run of poor form, top-scored with 31 while Jermaine Blackwood got 23 and Shamarh Brooks, 22 but no other batsman passed 20 in a hugely mediocre effort.The innings was taken apart by the outstanding Stuart Broad who grabbed another two wickets to finish with four for 36 and match figures of 10 for 67.Roston Chase failed to make his ground over a quick single and fell via run-out.Broad became only the seventh bowler and fourth seamer to achieve 500 wickets in Tests when he trapped opener Kraigg Brathwaite lbw for 19 in the morning session.Seamer Chris Woakes supported with five for 50 as West Indies slumped to 84 for five at lunch and then lost their last five wickets for 45 runs in quick time afterwards in spite of one short rain interruption.“We still didn’t get the runs we were probably looking for. I felt the wickets were good enough here for us to at least put in a bigger first-innings effort in both Test matches (at Old Trafford),” captain Jason Holder said afterwards.“If you look through our batting performances, you had plenty starts. Quite a few guys got half-centuries, got into the 40s, 30s but didn’t quite kick on.“I think the difference with England is when (Ben) Stokes got in he went big, when (Dom) Sibley got in he went big and unfortunately we didn’t do that.“I felt our bowlers tried in some very tough conditions. But credit to all of them, I must always commend them for the effort they made and I think it was not as bad as it looked.”Needing a massive effort to save the Test, force a drawn series and keep hold of the Wisden Trophy, West Indies lost three wickets in the first session, to stumble early on after resuming precariously placed on 10 for two.Not for the first time, Brathwaite found himself trapped on his crease after he had added 17 to his overnight two but Hope and Brooks then lifted their side’s hopes in a 34-run, fourth-wicket stand.Desperate to end the series with a score, Hope struck six fours – mostly an array of elegant off-side drives – in a fluent 38-ball knock while Brooks faced 48 deliveries and counted two fours.However, both fell inside the last 31 balls before lunch, taken 23 minutes early due to rain. Hope was the first to go, pulling at a short one from Woakes and skying a catch to Broad running in from mid-on, capping a miserable series that yielded a paltry 105 runs from six innings.And Brooks followed soon afterwards, caught behind off the inside edge playing back to Woakes, with lunch in sight.The visitors’ decline continued 20 minutes after the interval when Roston Chase, unbeaten on five at lunch, was run-out by Dom Bess’s direct throw at the striker’s end after adding just two, as he hesitated over a single with Blackwood.And Holder perished for 12, lbw to Woakes, playing forward lazily, to leave the Windies sinking quickly at 99 for seven.Six overs later, Woakes cleaned up both Shane Dowrich (8) and Rahkeem Cornwall (2) both lbw in the space of five balls before Broad fittingly ended the innings by removing Blackwood to a leg-side catch by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.West Indies won the opening Test by four wickets at Southampton earlier this month.SCOREBOARDENGLAND 1st innings 369WEST INDIES 1st innings 197ENGLAND 2nd innings 226 for two decl.WEST INDIES 2nd innings (target: 399 runs) o/n 10 for two) Brathwaite lbw b Broad 19 Campbell c Root b Broad 0 Roach c wkp. Buttler b Broad 4 Hope c Broad b Woakes 31 Brooks c wkp. Buttler b Woakes 22 Chase run-out 7 Blackwood c wkp. Buttler b Broad 23 Holder lbw b Woakes 12 Dowrich lbw b Woakes 8 Cornwall lbw b Woakes 2 Gabriel not out 0Extras: (lb-1) 1Total: (all out, 37.1 overs) 129Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-6), 3-45, 4-71, 5-79, 6-87, 7-99, 8-117, 9-119.Bowling: Anderson 8-4-18-0, Broad 8.1-1-36-4, Woakes 11-0-50-5, Archer 10-1-24-0.Man-of-the-Match: Stuart Broad.last_img read more

Former dean of Keck School of Medicine committed drug-fueled misconduct, report says

first_imgCarmen Puliafito resigned in March 2016.The former dean of the Keck School of Medicine engaged in drug use during his tenure at USC, hosted parties in his office and kept company with convicted criminals and an underage drug user, a Los Angeles Times investigation reported on Monday.Carmen Puliafito was named dean of Keck in 2007 and announced his resignation in March 2016, citing a return to academic ophthalmology and the pursuit of other professional opportunities.The Times interviewed six people who partied with Puliafito starting in 2015 while he was still dean, none of whom were USC students. Puliafito has not been arrested or charged with a crime, and has no criminal record. According to the Times, on March 4, 2016 — a few weeks before Puliafito’s resignation — he was present at a Pasadena hotel party with then-21-year-old Sarah Warren, who suffered a drug overdose that evening. In a series of interviews with the Times, Warren said she became affiliated with Puliafito in early 2015 when she was working as an escort. Footage the Times reviewed shows the pair doing drugs the night before Warren’s overdose. A call record from the Pasadena Fire Department published by the Times reveals that Puliafito called 911 after Warren became unconscious. In the call, he stated he was a doctor, referred to her as his girlfriend and said she had only ingested alcohol.   The Times stated that a witness reported Warren’s overdose to Pasadena authorities and phoned USC President C. L. Max Nikias’ office on March 14, 2016. The University did not confirm reports of this phone call to the Daily Trojan. Puliafito resigned 10 days later, but is still listed as a faculty member on the Keck website. The University confirmed Puliafito was on sabbatical from his faculty position and is following all proper procedures to review his status in patient care. Since Puliafito is on leave, he is not currently seeing any patients. The Times also reviewed images of Puliafito partying with individuals with criminal records, as well as videos that suggest the former dean took drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamine. The photos were reportedly dated in 2015 and 2016 and showed Puliafito and his acquaintances partying in various locations, including in his office at the Health Sciences Campus.  The Times also obtained a copy of a CVS prescription Puliafito wrote for Sarah Warren’s younger brother, Charles Warren, who was 17 at the time he met Puliafito. The prescription, the Warrens said to the Times, was for asthma inhalers that would alleviate the raw effects on their lungs from drug use.The University has lauded Puliafito as a strong leader and fundraiser as recently as last June, three months after his resignation. During Puliafito’s tenure, he oversaw the full accreditation of Keck and focused on increasing research and grants from the National Institute of Health. Last year, Keck was ranked 31st on the U.S. News and World Report of the nation’s best medical schools — a jump of eight places since the start of Puliafito’s deanship. Puliafito was also a witness in USC’s legal dispute with the University of California, San Diego about the rights to an Alzheimer’s research program. The Daily Trojan could not independently confirm the Times’ reporting. The University had no further comment beyond confirmation that Puliafito was not currently seeing patients and stated it was not at liberty to discuss personnel matters.“If the assertions reported in the July 17 Los Angeles Times story are true, we hope that Carmen receives care and treatment that will lead him to a full recovery,” the University said in an email to the Daily Trojan.last_img read more

Bank you very much: Gasser’s heave lifts UW over Michigan

first_imgANN ARBOR, Mich. – For a former high school quarterback, Josh Gasser should be used to getting hit from his blindside. Maybe that’s what made the 3-point heave, the ensuing bear hug and takedown from teammate Jordan Taylor so easy to handle.“I told him I was taking him down no matter what,” Taylor said “I was tackling him.”As the horn sounded and the red lights around the basket came on, Gasser continued to admire his shot coming down from his apex. With a kiss off the glass and into the net, Gasser’s 20-footer at the right wing helped No.12 Wisconsin escape with a 53-52 victory over Michigan Wednesday.The victory allows Wisconsin (21-6, 11-4 Big Ten) to stay two games back of Ohio State and one game back of Purdue in the race for the Big Ten title, and extends its winning streak to 10 games in the series.“We knew they were one of the hottest teams in the league, if not the hottest,” senior Jon Leuer said. “This is definitely a momentum-building win. It can turn the season into something special.”Trailing 52-50 with 30.8 seconds left and with Michigan (17-12, 7-9) having fouls to give, the Wolverines fouled four times to get the clock down to 5.4 seconds, setting up Gasser for the inbounds pass. Feeding Taylor at the top of the key, Taylor received an immediate double team and found Gasser, who slipped underneath the defense, open on the perimeter with 1.8 seconds left.“They switched and Josh rolled over the top, so I just tried to make a play going back to the middle,” Taylor said. “Josh presented himself, threw his arms straight in the air and he was hard to miss.”Gasser released the ball with 1.4 seconds on the clock, narrowly beating a charging Stu Douglass from the double team. From there, everybody seemed to have a different angle. UW coach Bo Ryan knew it had to bank in and immediately recalled Brian Butch’s game-winning three at Indiana in Febuary of 2008. Taylor thought it looked on line and Gasser thought it was going to bank in.As it turns out, all three of them proved right on the money.“We just had one more bucket in us than they did,” Ryan said. “Jordan just made a better play than their double team.”Calling Wednesday one of his worst games of the season, Gasser was barely visible in the first half. Although he played 16 minutes, he took only one shot, but committed two turnovers that led to four Michigan points.After halftime, Gasser started to deliver, hitting a runner in the lane to tie the score at 50 and notched the biggest shot of his young career three minutes later.“He didn’t get rattled; that is the key,” Ryan said. “He’s played more games this year than his senior year of high school. He’s been playing well.”Added Gasser, “Coach Ryan said it best, ‘You were bad in the first half and you made up for it.’”After averaging 14 points last week and attempting three total 3-pointers, Taylor returned to form, finished with a game-high 20 points, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range, and contributing five assists and zero turnovers.Leuer finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds, giving him 507 rebounds for his career and his sixth double-digit rebounding game of the season, four of which have come in the last seven games. He also finished with three assists and zero turnovers.Throw in the 13 points from Keaton Nankivil, the Badgers’ big three scored 84.9 percent (45 of 53) of the team’s points.“That’s what they do, they are the leaders of our team in big games,” Gasser said. “In tough situations, they stepped up and play at a high level. That’s what they did tonight.”Despite the lack of balance, part of the reason Wisconsin was able to survive was its rebounding. Although having just a 32-30 edge in rebounds, Wisconsin grabbed nine offensive rebounds compared to Michigan’s two, and turned those into eight crucial points.Ryan deadpanned, “That’s because our misses were so bad. Half of them were going over Michigan’s head. I think we hurt the rims here today (and) they might want to check them.”Michigan got 16 points from freshman Tim Hardaway Jr., 12 points from Jordan Morgan and shot 48.8 percent, but the inexperience down the stretch seemed to catch up with them. Hardaway lost control of a jumper with 1:57 left, missing a chance to make it a two possession game, and Darius Morris missed the front end of a one-and-one situation, allowing the Badgers to set up the winning score.“That was a tough one and as a basketball coach, you go through this a lot,” Michigan coach John Beilein said. “We did everything we could to win this game and just came up short.”The celebration that ensued appeared as if Wisconsin had clinched a spot in the Final Four, but the road away from the Kohl Center has been anything but joyous.Shooting 15 percentage points lower from 3-point range on the road compared to home, Wisconsin shot only 36 percent from the field and went 8 of 29 from 3-point range. Taylor was 3 of 6 from the perimeter, Nankivil was 3 of 7 and the rest of the team was 2 of 16, but that included Gasser’s winner, set up by a key defensive stop.Trailing by two, Gasser stymied Morris on the baseline and forced a difficult shot that did not draw iron and resulted in a shot clock violation. It was the second-biggest play of the night, setting the stage for the buzzer beater.“You just have to make stops and make plays when they are available to make plays,” Taylor said. “We definitely didn’t run the best offense ever, but we made enough stops to get it done. In a game like that, a win is a win and we’ll take it.”last_img read more

Live box score from Clippers vs. Rockets in Game 2 of NBA playoffs

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Live box score from Game 2 of the Clippers vs. the Rockets, Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. (West Coast) at Houston. Clippers lead best-of-7 series, 1-0. TV: TNT.Viewing on mobile? See matchup. last_img

NBA free agency rumors: Ricky Rubio, Suns agree to 3-year deal

first_imgFree agent Ricky Rubio has agreed three-year, $51 million deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019Rubio averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 assists in 68 games with the Jazz in 2018-19. He shot 40.4% from the field and 31.1% from 3-point range.“(Utah has) let me know that I am not priority No. 1,” Rubio told Catalunya Ràdio, a Spanish public radio network, earlier this month. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Pacers revamp backcourt, add Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb The Suns didn’t waste any time Sunday.Phoenix secured veteran guard Ricky Rubio within the first hour of free agency. According to a report from The Athletic, the two parties agreed to a three-year, $51 million deal. Rubio spent the first six seasons of his career with the Timberwolves before he was traded to Utah in June 2017 in exchange for a first-round pick.“Now that the season is over, I can start thinking and see where I want to go, where I can go,” Rubio told reporters in April. “But one thing I’m going to look (at) for sure is the best situation for me, with the coach and the team. … I want to be happy. I’m going to try to find the best situation for me to perform and be happy.center_img “A lot of friends have asked me, ‘Yo, where are you going to play next year? Can I come visit?’ I don’t have any idea where I’m going to go. A lot of things depend.”Rubio will join the likes of Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton in Phoenix. D’Angelo Russell free agency rumors: Suns ‘really’ want to add guard, executive sayslast_img read more