First Place In The PFL On The Line Saturday In Drake Stadium

first_img Live Audio Buy Tickets Story Links Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team hosts a pivotal game against the Pioneer Football League’s leader, San Diego, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Saturday’s contest features one of the best defenses in the nation playing host to one of the nation’s top offenses. San Diego’s offense is one of the best in FCS football, ranking second nationally in passing offense (343.5 yards per game), and third in passing efficiency (172.84).Meanwhile, Drake has one of the top ranked defenses nationally, including top-10 rankings in pass efficiency defense (6th) and rushing defense (9th). The team ranks 11th nationally in total defense and 15th in scoring defense this season.As a result, the Bulldogs lead the PFL in Defensive Players of the Week with Sean Lynch garnering the most recent honor this week after a nine-tackle performance with an interception return for a touchdown at Valparaiso.Offensively, Drake (5-2, 4-1 MVC) wrapped up their two-game road trip with a strong showing at Valparaiso. Quarterback Grant Kraemer had another four touchdown performance, and Drew Lauer posted his second consecutive game with over 100 yards rushing.Steven Doran had another solid game with 68 yards on five receptions, adding a touchdown to bring his season total to nine, the sixth-highest total in the nation. Zach DeLeon had an efficient game, with two receiving touchdowns on just three receptions.San Diego (6-2, 5-0 PFL) heads to Des Moines riding a five-game winning streak. The Toreros boast a high-powered offense, which has scored 36 or more points in six of the season’s eight games, including all five conference contests. The last meeting between the two teams was a 45-15 San Diego home win. The Toreros held Drake to just 16 yards rushing, and used a 21-point fourth quarter to pull away from the Bulldogs.San Diego leads the all-time series, 14-11, including after winning each of the last six meetings. Drake’s last win against the Toreros was a 38-10 home victory in 2012.After this week’s game, Drake hosts Marist for the final home game of the 2018 regular season at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10.center_img Drake Game Notes Live Stats Live Video last_img read more


first_imgThere are traffic delays in Letterkenny following a crash just before 1.45pm outside the Letterkenny Council offices at the Neil T Blaney Link Road.Today’s crash in Letterkenny.The crash involved s jeep and another car.There is nobody seriously injured in the crash but traffic is being forced to divert into one lane exiting the town onto the Derry Road.  CRASH CAUSING DELAYS IN LETTERKENNY THIS AFTERNOON was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashdonegalletterkennylast_img read more

Defiant Kalmadi ready for probe

first_imgCommonwealth Games organising committee ex-chairman Suresh Kalmadi said on Monday that having committed no wrong, he was ready to face any probe, including the one being conducted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).CWG OC ex-chairman Suresh KalmadiThe Pune MP, whose name surfaced for the mess over the conduct of the sporting extravaganza in October, said he was ready to make a statement in Parliament on the issue.” I met the Speaker and told her that I will give my statement in the Lok Sabha. She said I can do so when Parliament starts functioning,” Kalmadi told reporters on his return from the Asian Games in China.Kalmadi’s associates in the organising committee, including T. S. Darbari and Sanjay Mohindroo, were recently arrested by the CBI in connection with the CWG irregularities.Kalmadi hit out at the media for speculating over his whereabouts during the past few days. “Some channel is saying that I am missing. I had gone to Guangzhou (for the Asian Games),” he said.”All matters (with respect to CWG) are subjudice. But I will say that I have not done anything wrong even in a single thing. I welcome the investigations and will answer all queries,” he added.The Congress parliamentarian, who was recently removed from a party post, said that the organising committee was responsible only for the conduct of Games and its opening and closing ceremonies.This, he said, had a budget of `1,500 to `1,700 crore for the Games, of which only `1,400 crore was spent.advertisement” We had no role in construction.It was being done by other agencies. Our job was to organise the Games and the opening and closing ceremonies. Construction was being looked after by others and they will reply on those issues,” he added.Kalmadi credited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the medal- winning streak of Indian athletes at GWG and Asiad by allocating money for them.” India has emerged as a sporting power after the successful conduct of the Commonwealth Games. The performance of our athletes in the Asian Games has added to it,” he said.” I went to Guangzhou and then to Monaco as the president of the Asian Athletic Federation.Everywhere people say India has become a sporting power and some day it will host the Olympics. This is their view, not mine. They are very happy with our performance in CWG,” Kalmadi said.last_img

WATCH: MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva sings a Malayalam song

first_imgWhile Mahendra Singh Dhoni is coolness personified on-field, his daughter Ziva is the personification of cuteness off it.Recently the two and a half-year-old was seen signing a Malayalam song named Ambalapuzhe unnikannanodu Nee from the movie Adwaytham on Instagram.The song was sung by M.G. Sreekumar and K.S. Chithra.Few days back as well, she became internet’s favourite child when she was seen carrying a water bottle for MSD during the Celebrity Classico, where Virat Kohli’s team beat Ranbir Kapoor’s team 7-3. Dhoni also uploaded a video of him sharing a laddoo with her.She has always been a jolly soul and that was also up for display when the Indian captain shared a video of him playing with Ziva at Dhoni’s place when the Indian team was in Ranchi for the first T20I against Australia.This is also not the first time she has been seen showing her affection towards music. Earlier during the Champions Trophy, her mother Sakshi uploaded  a video where she was playing the piano.last_img read more

Trans Tasman Tour Diary – Kristy Brennan

first_imgAustralian Mixed Open player, Kristy Brennan tells about her day on tour on Friday, which involved the ANZAC Day service and the first game of the 2014 Trans Tasman Series. Dear Diary,I was very excited waking up this morning knowing it was finally game day! A few made the early start and attended Mudgee’s ANZAC Day dawn service in town.There was a positive vibe entering the breakfast room this morning as I feel all three teams have been waiting for this day to arrive. The Women’s team were celebrating the young Kim Sue See’s 18th birthday. I can only imagine the overwhelming feeling of being on debut for your country and also celebrating your 18th birthday.It wasn’t long after breakfast that we were ready to leave to go march in the ANZAC Day service. It was a great honour and I feel we are all very lucky to be able march and play on a day that has such a rich history to our country and to our neighbours across the ditch. I would personally like to thank the community of Mudgee for allowing us to share in their service and for the support we received while walking down Elin’s favourite street, ‘Mortimer’ Street. Glen, our Australian photographer, seemed to be everywhere, as he was taking pictures behind us then as we would look forward, he would be right there in front of us. Great athleticism Glen!I hope our Flag Bearers’ arms weren’t too sore after carrying the Australian flag throughout the streets of Mudgee during the march. It must have been a great feeling and honour and one I hope to experience one day. Congratulations to Kristin, Matt and Steve for leading our contingent from the front. Once back at the Parklands Resort we had time to relax, enjoy lunch, have a nanna nap (Lambo), and take plenty of photos for Instagram (Laura, Yasmin and Patricia). I even had a visit from my wonderful fiancé, Craig. Before leaving to go to the fields, there was a quick trip to the physio to get my ankles strapped (thanks Jude), and I was enlightened by the conversation between the Doc and Elin about the benefits of Vitamin B. Steph and I were also surprised when we saw the Doc eat the stem of a pear!On the bus the tunes were pumping but they were short lived as it is only a five minute trip to the fields! The team entered the grounds together and were allowed the opportunity to explore the field prior to the game. The butterflies were well and truly flying in my stomach when walking onto the field again. The memories of Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium are all positive for me as it was this time two years ago that we were successful over New Zealand in the Trans Tasman series. Boots were on, GPS trackers set and it was time to get down to business. As Springy said, “Double time today people! Who’s ready to get to work?” It was clear in the warm up that we were all ready for work and to work for your mates either side of you on the field. Walking back from warm up, Cameron shared some words of wisdom on the meaning of love!In the sheds for the last time before taking the field, the love was shared by wishing each other good luck. A big shout out to our debutants Laura, Bundy, Sammy, Yasmin, Springy and Langy. Also Justin who has played before but somehow that didn’t count.I know we couldn’t have asked for a better result after day one of the 2014 Trans Tasman series. After scoring two touchdowns myself, our Mixed team was successful 10-2. The Women’s had a win 8-6 with the birthday girl scoring a hat-trick, congratulations Kimmy! And Trady’s Men are on their way to winning back the trophies with an outstanding 10-6 win.After the celebrations at the field, there was a quick dinner stop at KFC on the way home, much to Mick’s disgust (even though he ordered a pizza down the road). Then it was time to recover and focus on the challenging task ahead.Bring on day two! Good luck to our three teams for tomorrow and goodnight.Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 Trans Tasman Series:Website – – – (#transtasman2014)Instagram – – LinksKristy Brennan Tour Diarylast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona defender Gerard Pique calls for unity

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona defender Gerard Pique calls for unityby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has called for unity after victory at Getafe.Pique, Barcelona’s third captain, sent a message to the board in the mixed zone of the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.”We have to be united, the fans and the board,” said Pique. “When one person doesn’t want to get angry, there are no fights. We know the club, we know the daily goings on, we know who writes the articles, even though they may carry another person’s name.”Pique added: “We want to compete, go out to play and not cause fights that don’t exist. We don’t want them to eist. Things can go better or worse, but we should be united or we’ll hurt ourselves.” last_img read more

14 days agoSouthgate knew Chelsea star Mount would play for England at 16

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southgate knew Chelsea star Mount would play for England at 16by Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland boss Gareth Southgate says that he knew Mason Mount would be a star for the national team when he was only 16.The Chelsea midfielder is set to get his first start in their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.Mount will be in the team against the Czech Republic. And Southgate spoke about when he first saw Mount play several years ago.When asked what he thought about Mount after training him for a few days, England boss Southgate told reporters: “Exactly what I thought of him when I saw him at 16 playing for our U16s, he’s a quality player, an intelligent footballer, presses well, has a real eye for goal, good quality.”So, nothing I’ve seen surprises me at all. We’ve had him marked as a player from the first time I saw him at St. George’s [Park].”Chelsea would be the same on that, I think, but of course he’s now been able to have the opportunity to play in the Premier League and display that against top teams.”I think you saw his penalty in the Super Cup, [that] was a nice cameo of what he’s about, really.” last_img read more

Floods serious in south west… toll reaches 114

first_imgThiruvanathapuram/ Ahmedabad: Kerala and Karnataka were facing a grim situation on Saturday as death toll due to floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains climbed to 83, while over four lakh people were evacuated in Maharashtra and 19 lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Gujarat. Twelve people have died so far in Maharashtra where water level was starting to recede in Sangli and Kolhapur districts, the worst hit by the flood fury. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsFifty-seven people died in rain-related incidents with 80 landslides in eight districts of Kerala since August 8, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Many people are still feared trapped under debris following major landslides that hit Kavalappara in Malappuram and Puthumala in Meppadi in Wayanad. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for three districts on Sunday – Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he might visit his flood-ravaged constituency of Wayanad on August 11. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”Probably going to Kerala tomorrow. I don’t want to disturb the rescue missions there. If I go there, I will be there for two days. I have spoken to the prime minister, (Kerala) chief minister, district collector and Congress workers of the state,” he told reporters in New Delhi. One of the four shutters of the Banasurasagar dam, located about 21 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad was opened at 3 pm to discharge excess water and people on the banks of the Kabini river have been asked to be cautious. Banasurasagar, one of the largest earth dams in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia, impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River. Twenty three trains were cancelled fully and five partially, Southern Railways said. In some relief to passengers, the Kochi airport, which was closed after being inundated, will become operational from Sunday. Across Kerala, 1,24,464 people have been shifted to 1,111 relief camps, including 25,0028 in Kozhikode and 24,990 in Wayanad, officials said. The flood situation worsened in Karanataka too, where the death toll rose to 26 in rain-related incidents. CM B S Yediyurappa termed the natural calamity the “biggest” in 45 years and the state government pegged the losses at Rs 6,000 crore.last_img read more

The Latest Japan denies prosecution challenge to bail Kelly

first_imgTOKYO — The Latest on the Japanese finance allegations against Nissan executive Greg Kelly (all times local):___10 p.m.A Japanese court has rejected prosecutors’ challenge to a court’s approval of bail for Nissan Motor Co.’s American executive Greg Kelly.The rejection Tuesday clears the last hurdle for Kelly’s release from detention over the alleged underreporting of the income of his boss, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.Earlier in the day, the court approved Kelly’s release on 70 million yen ($635,600) bail. His release from detention is expected later Tuesday.Kelly and Ghosn have been detained at the Tokyo Detention House since their Nov. 19 arrest.They are charged with underreporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.___3 p.m.A Japanese court has approved a bail request for Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly, who was detained and charged with underreporting the income of his boss, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.Tokyo District Court said Tuesday that the American Kelly will be released on 70 million yen ($635,600) bail. His release could come before the end of the day.Kelly and Ghosn have been detained in Tokyo since their Nov. 19 arrest. They are charged with underreporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.Kelly’s Japanese lawyer sought bail after the court dismissed prosecutors’ request for more detention.Charges for their underreporting allegation in more recent years are pending.Ghosn, also facing breach of trust allegations, would be detained at least until Jan. 1.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Dawson Creek to get curbside recycling

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Dawson Creek city council voted in favour of awarding the contract for the City’s new curbside recycling program, which will be rolled out this fall.Chief Administrative Officer Duncan Redfearn said that the possibility of Dawson Creek getting curbside recycling collection has been brought up several times in the past several years. During planning for this year’s budget, he said the City was able to include curbside recycling collection. The program will be single-stream – similar to Fort St. John’s – meaning residents can dispose of all acceptable items into the 360-litre wheelie bins without the need to sort.Redfearn explained that the cost of the program will see residents’ utility bills – which already include water, sewer, and waste collection – rise by $6.86 for the next five years. The cost of the wheelie bins is included in that amount. The recycling bins will be collected every two weeks, while unlike in Fort St. John, household waste will continue to be collected weekly. Dawson Creek received two bids for the contract to do the new curbside collection. On Monday, Council awarded the contract to its current household waste collection contractor, Waste Management, since its bid was 43 cents/month cheaper than the only other bid from DC Recycling.The contract is set to begin on September 1st for a period of five years. Redfearn said that the program will be rolled out in stages for residents in each part of Dawson Creek after it comes into effect.last_img read more