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Despite utter lack of passing attack, Hill provides UW thrills

first_imgP.J. Hill was getting upset. He was tired of being tied at home against an opponent that had the gall to do some sort of pre-game war dance at center field. He was tired of all the offensive three and outs. But mostly he was tired of the goose egg the offense had left on the scoreboard through the first 37:49 of play. “First half we weren’t doing so well,” Hill said. “We had a halftime talk and knew we had to get on the ball and play better football.”Hill took it upon himself to change all of that. So with 7:11 remaining in the first half, Hill took the hand off and started to follow fullback Bill Rentmeester before seeing a sliver of open field and cutting back to his left. He split two defenders, breaking a pair of arm tackles, and then spun like a dreidl on Hanukkah, to get in the open field.And then, there was nothing but green. Hill rumbled down the right sideline all the way into the end zone, giving the Badgers a 7-0 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.”When I got out of it I saw an opening, daylight, and I know I just had to put on the speed and get as much as I could,” Hill said of the play. For the second time in as many weeks Hill carried the Badger offense, this time netting 186 yards on 26 carries, good for a 7.1 yards per carry. While the Badger defense pummeled the Aztec offensive players, Hill was doing the same to the defenders, bowling over SDSU players with a kamikaze running style.”P.J. Hill, again, just a guy that has a lot of resiliency during the course of the game, also just his energy and his excitement,” Bielema said. “But the best news is he’s only a freshman. He’s going to get better every day, not just every week, he gets better every day.”But despite all of the success of the running game (Dywon Rowan ran for 79 yards on only six touches) the Badger offense was stagnant and mostly ineffective. How, you ask, can an offense that rakes up just shy of 300 yards on the ground be ineffective? Zero passing attack. Wisconsin’s offense was largely a one-dimensional one as the Badger passing game was totally absent Saturday, with senior quarterback John Stocco and the all-new receiving corps continue to struggle getting on the same page. “I think some of them were just missed throws, things I have to hit,” Stocco said. “I just missed too many throws that I usually don’t. “I really don’t feel good about the passing game at all coming off of this win,” said starter junior wideout Paul Hubbard. “It’s a win, but it’s a real ugly win. You can’t have 85 yards passing in a game and expect to say that we had a good game.”Stocco completed just 12 of 23 passes for a paltry 85 yards, with 31 of those yards coming on the Badgers’ final drive of the contest when the outcome was no longer in doubt. The entire passing game just never seemed to be in synch, with receivers dropping several passes and Stocco continuously missing the mark.”To be honest with you, I really can’t tell you [what was wrong],” Hubbard said. “We had plays set up to be successful, it was just missed opportunities and failed opportunities when we didn’t cash in on the plays that were given to us.”Regardless of the reason, the Badgers realize that they will have to have a more balanced attack if they are to have a chance on the road against No. 6 Michigan next Saturday.”There’s still a lot we need to improve on,” Stocco said. “Michigan’s obviously a very good team.””We gotta have more yards in the passing game to be able to win against big teams like Michigan and the rest of those guys in our conference,” Hubbard said. One thing is for sure: Hill will be ready to go, again. “We’re going to be amped up for that game,” Hill said. “This is the first Big Ten Conference game, so we just gotta prepare and go out and play football.”last_img read more

Syracuse community reacts to loss against Clemson

first_imgSyracuse fell to Clemson at home Tuesday night, 74-73, to remain winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Here’s the reaction of the SU community to the Orange’s loss.[View the story “Syracuse community reacts to loss against Clemson” on Storify] Comments Published on January 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse folds late in regulation for 3rd straight game, drops matchup with Clemson, 74-73, in overtimeFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 74-73 overtime loss to ClemsonGrade Syracuse’s performance against Clemson and vote for the player of the gamelast_img

Westport Winery Wins at International Wine Competitions

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery has again brought medals from international wine competitions to Grays Harbor.In September, at the Denver International Wine Competition, Elk River Riesling and Captain Grays Gewurztraminer were awarded gold medals. The grapes used to craft these wines were grown at Red Willow Vineyards in the Yakima Valley AVA. Bog Berry Blush, the winery’s blend of Gewurztraminer and cranberry earned a silver medal.At the Amenti de Vino Competition in Connecticut, Westport garnered silver medals on Ancient Mariner’s Pear, Bog Berry Blush, and Bordello Blonde, while Little Wild Blackberry brought home the bronze. Again, all the grapes for these wines were grown at Red Willow.Westport Winery, the 2013 Best in the Northwest Destination Winery, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information or dinner reservations call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.last_img read more

Stress: An Issue of Modifiable Lifestyle Factors

first_imgAuthor: Christian Maino Vieytes, B.S. Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFor a long time, it has been common knowledge that stress kills. Scientific knowledge has come to the forefront while attempting to answer how stress mediates this effect. Indeed, there are now enormous research efforts examining the relationships and mechanisms by which psychological stress mediates decreased longevity. Population-based research has demonstrated that those that bare higher amounts of psychological stress also have a higher risk of death as compared to their more jovial counterparts1.What do we mean by stress? Stress is routinely dichotomized into two varieties: eustress and distress2. Eustress can be thought of as “good” kind stress and is the kind of stress that motivates you to engage, for instance, in the activities one enjoys pursuing. Distress, on the other hand, is the type of stress associated with feeling overwhelmed or fatigued. Namely among the variables impacted by high amounts of distress are physical activity, sleep, and diet/nutrition. By understanding how psychological distress influences this three-legged stool we get a better sense of how we can address them. Thankfully, there has been much research examining this matter.Lack of sleep stemming from significant stress can be problematic because it also affects the other two legs of the three-legged stool we have identified (diet and physical activity). Studies have demonstrated that a lack of sleep can cause an increase in the amount of calories we consume on a given day3. Negative mood stemming from psychological stress and lack of sleep may also be responsible for evening-time overeating patterns4. The way that decreased sleep may impact eating patterns is by its effect on our hunger hormones5. Lack of sleep may also contribute to a lack of engagement in physical activity, which then leads to poorer outcomes and a higher risk of stress and chronic illness6.Importantly, however, is that the other two legs of the stool (diet and physical activity) also exert effects on sleep quality. A 2017 study done on 5,062 women found that those women who exercised more tended to be protected from insomnia7. In a meta-analysis review of multiple studies looking at the effects of exercise on sleep, researchers found that regular exercise imparts benefit on and impacts total sleep time, sleep efficiency, sleep onset latency, and on sleep quality8.The question of how diet can affect sleep is also an interesting one that has gained attention. In a cohort study of 3,816 men that examined eating and sleeping patterns in men, researchers from Penn State and Harvard Universities found that those that overconsumed calories had low intakes of fruits and vegetables, and had the greatest intakes of sodium and trans-fat also tended to have the highest likelihood of experiencing insomnia9. Several studies have suggested that consuming a diet that is more Mediterranean in nature may be a way of combatting insomnia 10,11. Research focusing on specific dietary nutrients that may be associated with sleep quality and insomnia have narrowed in on the importance of getting adequate amounts of vitamin D12 (which we obtain primarily from the being outside and exposed to sunlight!).The 3-legged stool framework examined and explored here was only modestly addressed. The extent of the research on the effects of combatting stress through a comprehensive lifestyle and wellness regimen that focuses primarily on sleep, diet, and physical activity, is massive. Nevertheless, the following big-picture conclusion is substantiated by the research reported as well as novel and ongoing research: following a plan that focuses on consuming a diet that revolves primarily around whole-foods, limits the consumption of high-fat and processed foods, and incorporates a daily physical activity regimen is likely to, in some way, impart benefit to the psychological distress you face in your life13.References:Okely JA, Weiss A, Gale CR. The interaction between stress and positive affect in predicting mortality. J Psychosom Res. 2017;100:53-60. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.07.005Le Fevre M, Matheny J, Kolt GS. Eustress, distress, and interpretation in occupational stress. Journal of Managerial Psychology. 2003;18(7):726-744. doi:10.1108/02683940310502412McHill AW, Wright KP. Role of sleep and circadian disruption on energy expenditure and in metabolic predisposition to human obesity and metabolic disease. Obes Rev. 2017;18 Suppl 1:15-24. doi:10.1111/obr.12503Liu Y, Song Y, Koopmann J, Wang M, Chang C-HD, Shi J. Eating your feelings? Testing a model of employees’ work-related stressors, sleep quality, and unhealthy eating. J Appl Psychol. 2017;102(8):1237-1258. doi:10.1037/apl0000209Stern JH, Grant AS, Thomson CA, et al. Short sleep duration is associated with decreased serum leptin, increased energy intake and decreased diet quality in postmenopausal women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(5):E55-61. doi:10.1002/oby.20683Booth FW, Roberts CK, Laye MJ. Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases. Compr Physiol. 2012;2(2):1143-1211. doi:10.1002/cphy.c110025Spörndly-Nees S, Åsenlöf P, Lindberg E. High or increasing levels of physical activity protect women from future insomnia. Sleep Med. 2017;32:22-27. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2016.03.017Kredlow MA, Capozzoli MC, Hearon BA, Calkins AW, Otto MW. The effects of physical activity on sleep: a meta-analytic review. J Behav Med. 2015;38(3):427-449. doi:10.1007/s10865-015-9617-6Cheng FW, Li Y, Winkelman JW, Hu FB, Rimm EB, Gao X. Probable insomnia is associated with future total energy intake and diet quality in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;104(2):462-469. doi:10.3945/ajcn.116.131060St-Onge M-P, Mikic A, Pietrolungo CE. Effects of Diet on Sleep Quality. Adv Nutr. 2016;7(5):938-949. doi:10.3945/an.116.012336Jaussent I, Dauvilliers Y, Ancelin M-L, et al. Insomnia symptoms in older adults: associated factors and gender differences. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011;19(1):88-97. doi:10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181e049b6Grandner MA, Jackson N, Gerstner JR, Knutson KL. Sleep symptoms associated with intake of specific dietary nutrients. J Sleep Res. 2014;23(1):22-34. doi:10.1111/jsr.12084Soltani H, Keim NL, Laugero KD. Diet Quality for Sodium and Vegetables Mediate Effects of Whole Food Diets on 8-Week Changes in Stress Load. Nutrients. 2018;10(11). doi:10.3390/nu10111606last_img read more

Uruguay vs Italy: Luis Suarez that bite will hurt you soon, FIFA considers ban

first_imgUruguayan football player Luis Suarez may miss the rest of the 2014 World Cup, and more. FIFA is probing accusations of him biting  Italian player Giorgio Chiellini during the Uruguay-Italy game on Tuesday.Pictures show Suarez sitting on the ground holding his teeth immediately after the incidentA furious Giorgio Chiellini said he had been bitten by Suarez during the South Americans’ 1-0 Group D victory at the World Cup on Tuesday, and Reuters photographs showed what appeared to be bite marks on his shoulder.Pictures also showed Suarez sitting on the ground holding his teeth immediately after the incident.VIDEO: Why does Suarez bite people? The probe means Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, looks set to be hit with another lengthy suspension despite escaping punishment during the match.”FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay,” the world soccer body said in a statement late on Tuesday.FIFA said Suarez and the Uruguayan soccer association had until 5 p.m. Brasilia time (2000 GMT) on Wednesday to “provide their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant”.FIFA is probing what it called an apparent breach of two articles of the organisation’s disciplinary code. One covers infringements and the other offensive behaviour and fair play.Suarez and Chiellini clashed in the Italian penalty area 10 minutes from the end of the match which sealed Uruguay’s progression and Italy’s elimination from the tournament.Chiellini furiously pulled open his shirt to show the mark to the referee, while a Uruguayan player attempted to calm the situation and pull the shirt back in place over the mark.advertisementThe Italians were still complaining about it when Uruguay’s Diego Godin scored with an 81st-minute header to secure the win.”It was ridiculous not to send Suarez off,” Chiellini told Rai TV. “It is clear, clear-cut and then there was the obvious dive afterwards because he knew very well that he did something that he shouldn’t have done.”Suarez contested the Italian’s version of events, however.”Those are situations that happen on the pitch. We were both just there inside the area. He shoved me with his shoulder, and my eye got left like that also,” he said in reference to Chiellini’s mark.Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said he did not see the incident, and complained that the forward was being persecuted.”It seems there is this animosity toward him and he is being persecuted by past events,” a visibly agitated Tabarez said when repeatedly being asked about the alleged bite. “There are people hiding behind the tree waiting for something to happen.”TEN-GAME BANLiverpool’s Suarez was banned for 10 games last year after biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in a Premier League match and in 2010 he was suspended for seven games for a similar offence against PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax Amsterdam.He missed Uruguay’s World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands four years ago after being sent off for a handball on the line that denied Ghana what would have been a match-winning goal in the final minute of extra time.FIFA’s rules allow the use of video or “any other evidence” to retrospectively punish players.FIFA’s disciplinary code sets a maximum ban of 24 matches or two years, but the longest suspension FIFA has imposed for an offence at a World Cup was eight games for Italy’s Mauro Tassotti for breaking Spain’s Luis Enrique’s nose in 1994 with an elbow.Uruguay could potentially play four more games in the tournament, and it would be a surprise if Suarez were to be given a ban of a shorter duration.SUPPORT AT HOMEOpinion in Uruguay, a country of around three million people sandwiched between soccer powerhouses Argentina and Brazil, was divided over Suarez’s latest antics.The 27-year-old is regarded as something of a hero at home, having grown up in a poor family in the northwestern city of Salto, where he looked after parked cars to help support his siblings after his parents split up.”We needed to win, so if you have to hit you hit, if you have to bite you bite,” said Barbara Giordano, a 26-year-old law student in Montevideo.Some Uruguayans, however, were furious.”This kid can’t control his biting and attacking issues,” said Luis Lara, a 52-year-old shopkeeper. “That makes all of us Uruguayans look bad.”Suarez’s indiscretion sent the world’s social media into meltdown and within minutes of the match ending ‘#Suarez’ was one of the top-trending hash tags on Twitter.A tweet from former Liverpool striker Michael Owen was typical of a wave of reaction from former players and pundits: “Tell me I’m seeing things. Surely Suarez didn’t bite someone again?,” he wrote.advertisement”I’m genuinely gutted. I love watching him play more than any other player but he obviously can’t control himself.”Suarez, England’s Footballer of the Year, scored both goals in Uruguay’s 2-1 victory over England having missed the opening match as he recovered from knee surgery, and until the incident had kept control of his temper during a bruising game.last_img read more

Homecoming for Sindhu, Saina to don North East outfit for 4th season of PBL

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) Carolina Marin and P V Sindhu were expectedly the most sought after Icon Players as they were picked by Pune 7 Aces and Hyderabad Hunters respectively in the Players’ Auction of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here Monday. The fourth season of Vodafone PBL, organised by Sportzlive under the aegis of Badminton Association of India, will kick off in Mumbai on December 22 with the final being held in Bengaluru on January 13. With no retention or Right to Match (RTM) card at disposal, the Players’ Auction was always going to be a keen contest for teams to get the combination right while looking for that one Icon Player who can inspire them to bigger glory. Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto became the highest paid non-Icon Player with the Dalmia Cement Group owned Delhi Dashers splurging INR 70 lakh for his services. The Delhi outfit won a tense battle with two other teams to acquire the World No 11, paying INR 40 lakh above his base price. Among the Indians, rising doubles star Satwiksairaj Rankireddy was the top draw and Padmanabh Sports Pvt Ltd owned Ahmedabad Smash Masters outbid the Hyderabad Hunters to secure the youngster for INR 52 lakh, a massive jump from his base price of INR 15 lakh. Given the strong pool of players in the auction, it was interesting to see the strategies the teams implemented to build their squad as three of these players could be retained for the next two seasons as well. Marin and Sindhu were the obvious choice for almost all the teams. At least four teams raised the prize purse to INR 80 lakh, the maximum limit a team can bid for a player, before the players got assigned to the teams by a draw of lots.advertisement The Spaniard, who played a major role in helping Hyderabad Hunters win the title last year, would now shift base to Pune. The new outfit were clearly gunning for the three-time world champion and were understandably delighted when the announcer pulled out a chit of their name in a draw of lot. “I am very excited to be part of Pune team. Hyderabad has been like a second home for me. But now I am excited to be part the Pune team and explore this part of India,” said Marin after learning about the bid. Speaking post the player auctions an upbeat Taapsee Pannu, owner of Pune 7 Aces said, “We had a set game-plan and I am really ecstatic to be able to rope in some of the big names in the auction pool today. It has been a perfect implementation of the backdoor homework we had done. “With a champion in Marin, experienced Mathias Boe in the doubles category and young Lakshya Sen, am really optimistic how balanced the team has shaped up. Can’t wait for the season to start.” While the Hunters lost their star performer from last year, they would be delighted to welcome home Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu. The 23-year-old, who was playing for Chennai Smashers for the last two seasons, will be playing for the home city for the first time and couldn’t hide her disappointment. Two-time CWG gold winner and India’s badminton queen Saina Nehwal will be seen plying her trade for the North-Eastern Warriors in the upcoming edition. “It’s a great opportunity for me to get associated with the North Eastern Warriors. The fans over here are extremely passionate and I will try and give my best for them. I always had a special admiration for the north-east and with this alliance I wish to promote badminton in this region, so that we have more people inspired to take up the sport,” said the 2012 Olympic Medallist. Among the other Icon Players, former world champion Viktor Axelsen will represent Ahmedabad Smash Masters, Kidambi Srikanth would play for Bengaluru Raptors, HS Prannoy will turn up for Delhi Dashers. Chennai Smashers, who will have Korean Sung ji Hyun as their icon player, managed to retain the services of English mixed doubles combination of Chris and Gabby Adcock, paying them INR 54 lakh and INR 36 lakh respectively. Korea’s mixed doubles specialist Eom Hye Won also got a Rs 30 lakh jump from her base price of Rs 7 lakh as the Hyderabad Hunters secured her to build a strong doubles unit. But it was Delhi Dashers who broke the bank to get Sugiarto in the squad after they had already paid Rs 80 lakh for Prannoy. However, their strategy clearly was to invest in men’s singles and they made the most of it.advertisement Two teams — Awadhe Warriors and Mumbai Rockets — exhausted their entire purse of INR 2.6 crore while Pune 7 Aces despite putting up a challenging line up managed to save INR14 lakhs and North Eastern Warriors despite building a formidable squad around Saina still saved INR 8 lakh. PTI AHAHlast_img read more