Extended break – Satgtu http://satgtu.org/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 10:22:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://satgtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-24T184312.205-150x150.png Extended break – Satgtu http://satgtu.org/ 32 32 Australian Open: Dan Evans beaten in straight sets by Felix Auger-Aliassime as British singles hopes end in third round | Tennis News https://satgtu.org/australian-open-dan-evans-beaten-in-straight-sets-by-felix-auger-aliassime-as-british-singles-hopes-end-in-third-round-tennis-news/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 09:08:04 +0000 https://satgtu.org/australian-open-dan-evans-beaten-in-straight-sets-by-felix-auger-aliassime-as-british-singles-hopes-end-in-third-round-tennis-news/ Dan Evans had reached the last 32 in Melbourne for the first time since 2017 after earning free passage with a surprise victory over Arthur Rinderknech in the second round, but the 31-year-old faltered on Saturday, losing 6-4 6-1 6-1 for Felix Auger-Aliassime Last update: 22/01/22 10:16 Dan Evans’ Australian Open campaign is over after […]]]>

Dan Evans had reached the last 32 in Melbourne for the first time since 2017 after earning free passage with a surprise victory over Arthur Rinderknech in the second round, but the 31-year-old faltered on Saturday, losing 6-4 6-1 6-1 for Felix Auger-Aliassime

Last update: 22/01/22 10:16

Dan Evans’ Australian Open campaign is over after his third-round loss

Britain’s last singles hope, Dan Evans, was beaten in straight sets by ninth-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the third round of the Australian Open.

Evans had reached the last 32 for the first time since 2017 after earning the free pass with a surprise victory over Arthur Rinderknech in the second round, but faltered on Saturday, losing 6-4 6-1 6-1.

The 31-year-old had won his only previous encounter at the Murray River Open at the same venue 12 months ago to win his only ATP Tour title, but a repeat never looked at the cards from the time where he slammed a forehand volley. in the net to lose the opening set.

Auger-Aliassime, 21, had spent eight hours on the pitch in his first two matches, but Evans couldn’t capitalize on the weariness and make it an extended stay at John Cain Arena. The Canadian will face either Andrey Rublev or Marin Cilic in the fourth round.

Felix Auger-Aliassime won 91% of the points on his first serve during the game

Felix Auger-Aliassime won 91% of the points on his first serve during the game

“It’s hard to feel better,” Auger-Aliassime said with a smile after his win over Evans.

“It’s one of the best Grand Slam performances I’ve had. In the first set we were both serving well and I was lucky to get that break point to close it out, after that , for some reason everything was working for me today.

“I’m really happy because the first two games were really difficult for me, so I’m happy to have finished in straight sets.”

Auger-Aliassime passes through

Unlike Auger-Aliassime’s previous lengthy matches, Britain’s number 2 Evans did not have to take to the field to advance to the third round, with Rinderknech retiring injured ahead of Thursday’s clash.

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At the end of the day, he was flying the British flag alone after defeats by Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray, who was part of a large British contingent supporting Evans.

There were surreal scenes at the start as the sounds of a singer intoning Beatles and Elton John hits at a nearby gig drifted across the arena. Evans found it significantly less amusing than the crowd but had no choice but to keep playing.

Dan Evans vs Felix Auger-Aliassime – Match stats

Dan Evans Felix Auger-Aliassime
1 ace 16
3 Double faults 3
57% First served in 65%
58% First service points earned 91%
44% Second serve points won 57%
ten Winners 40
20 Direct errors 21
9/15 Net points earned 6/9
53 Total points earned 88

It was Evans who got the early chances with break points in Games 5 and 9, but Auger-Aliassime was rock solid when it mattered, and that would be a recurring theme.

The 21-year-old Canadian has carried the burden of expectations since setting a string of age-related records on the second-tier Challenger Tour.

Initially he struggled to make his mark at Grand Slam level but, since starting to work with Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach Toni last spring, Auger-Aliassime has taken several steps in before.

He reached the semi-finals of the US Open and started this season in impressive fashion by guiding Canada to the ATP Cup title.

Kyrgios claims he was threatened by the coach of the doubles opponents

Nick Kyrgios has claimed he was threatened by the coach and coach of his doubles opponents at the Australian Open.

The frustration for Evans, who also started the season well, will be that much of the damage was self-inflicted, including the two missed volleys late in the first set and then a double fault on break point to start the second. . .

Auger-Aliassime extended his streak to seven games to lead 5-0 before Evans finally stopped the rot.

The Canadian had been a little loose in the first set, especially on the return, but he improved as the game progressed, overpowering the much smaller Evans from the baseline.

The pressure came on as Evans again lost serve in the third game of the third set and Auger-Aliassime – who hit 40 game-winning points to just 10 for his opponent – quickly secured a comprehensive victory.

Evans: I freaked out on the pitch

Evans spoke candidly about the reasons for his loss after the encounter

Evans spoke candidly about the reasons for his loss after the encounter

Evans is never shy about sharing his thoughts after a loss or a win, and he spoke candidly after that loss to Auger-Aliassime.

“I panicked on the court. I missed my chance and I panicked a bit, and that happens in tennis,” he said.

He also discussed the impact his injured second-round opponent had on this encounter with the ninth seed.

“I’m not looking for excuses, but it wasn’t easy to go for a walk and I lost my momentum a bit. I had never had that before, two days off, and it was difficult” , added Evans.

“I thought a lot about the game and I probably thought too much about it. He was obviously much better than me too. But I think I didn’t really play my game or I didn’t manage to play on field.

“I thought I had a decent chance of winning this game and I probably thought about him a bit too much rather than caring about myself, my own game.”

Auger-Aliassime will continue and face Andrey Rublev or Marin Cilic in the fourth round

Auger-Aliassime will continue and face Andrey Rublev or Marin Cilic in the fourth round

During the match, Evans was supported by several British players who weren’t on the pitch and he expects a bit of friendly banter after his defeat.

“It’s a nice gesture that they got out. They’re probably sorry they wasted two hours of their time now, and they’ll probably let me know!”

Now he will travel to Dubai for a training block ahead of two tournaments in the Middle East next month. Despite this defeat, the 31-year-old remains satisfied with his start to the season.

“It’s been a long year. It’s not like I have to worry about what happened. I started the year well, I had some good wins, I had a real momentum before the game and a game is a game.

“I have to forget about it. It would be another mistake if I continued to worry about this game.”

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Yosemite Tuolumne Meadows National Park Winter Condition Update – It was a dry week with temperatures above seasonal averages https://satgtu.org/yosemite-tuolumne-meadows-national-park-winter-condition-update-it-was-a-dry-week-with-temperatures-above-seasonal-averages/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:57:16 +0000 https://satgtu.org/yosemite-tuolumne-meadows-national-park-winter-condition-update-it-was-a-dry-week-with-temperatures-above-seasonal-averages/ News now: nothingPacked snow depth: 48 inchesHigh temperature: 12°C (January 12)Low temperature: 9°F (January 18) Ski conditions and weather January 20, 2022 – By Laura and Rob Pilewski – Tuolumne Meadows Winter Rangers – It was a dry week with temperatures above seasonal averages. The high temperature this week of 58°F has caused a thin […]]]>

News now: nothing
Packed snow depth: 48 inches
High temperature: 12°C (January 12)
Low temperature: 9°F (January 18)

Ski conditions and weather

January 20, 2022 – By Laura and Rob Pilewski – Tuolumne Meadows Winter Rangers – It was a dry week with temperatures above seasonal averages. The high temperature this week of 58°F has caused a thin crust of molten frost to form over most aspects here at mid elevations. Strong easterly winds on January 14 littered much of the snow surface with tree debris (needles, cones, etc.). Above the treeline, the snow surface covers the full range of wind-affected snow.

Left image: Tree debris on a ski slope on January 17, 2022; Right image: Lake Obata on January 17, 2022.

We did a patrol west of Tuolumne Meadows last week. Travel along the Tioga Road corridor became faster as the snow settled in. Despite the last three weeks of dry weather, the snow cover remains excellent in all respects except where it is bare to the bone in the highest of the Alps. If approaching the high country from Yosemite Valley, visitors should expect to hit the snowline just below 7,000 feet. The Snow Creek trail becomes skiable at the bridge over the switchbacks. East of Tioga Pass, the snow line starts at about 8,000 feet with a few patches of sun and wind sparse. There would also be some attention-grabbing steep snow near the green deck which could be quite firm depending on weather conditions and cloud cover.

Sunset from Mount Watkins on January 11, 2022.
Sunset from Mount Watkins on January 11, 2022.

Avalanche and snowpack conditions

Please refer to the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center (ESAC) for the avalanche advisory for this part of the Sierra Nevada.

Avalanche hazard is currently low, but beware of ice, slush, and/or rockfall when the sun hits these solar aspects. We observed many old avalanches during our patrol at Snow Flat this week. Many of them were along the northern slopes of Tenaya Peak and Clouds Rest. Most impressive was at Olmsted Point where a major slab retreated and deposited a large amount of debris on and above the road. Presumably, these avalanches that were on the more solar aspects occurred after the December storm cycle and during the first warming that occurred in early January.

Avalanche debris on Tioga Road below Olmsted Point on January 12, 2022.
Avalanche debris on Tioga Road below Olmsted Point on January 12, 2022.

Snow Travel Tip

Alpenglow before sunset from Mount Watkins on January 11, 2022.Alpenglow before sunset from Mount Watkins on January 11, 2022.

Well, we were going to wait and cover sharp gear in the spring, but since there are so many places with firm snow, we might as well be talking about one of those pieces of gear now: ski crampons. Many companies make ski cleats, which are U-shaped metal pieces that clip into bindings and drape over the ski. These are slick (or aren’t) because they have a hinge that allows for a gliding motion when going forward, but they bite into the snow when descending. They grip more than skins alone and are usually used together. Ski crampons are nice at this time of year when the top layer of windsurfing snow can be greased with a light dusting of powder. Sure, in some spots you might be able to take off your skis and boot bag, but then you’ll be wasting all your energy after the hole. Ski cleats are especially handy on traverses provided they aren’t so stiff where most tines won’t bite. They are also nice for skipping wide switchbacks and bombing straight uphill. The only catch with this strategy may be when they can allow a person to climb where one becomes like a cat stuck in a tree; when it gets too steep to shift gears to either boot crampons or ski downhill mode. It’s a good idea to be calculated ahead of time and look for a natural feature of the terrain to do this with. Otherwise, a shovel can sometimes work in a pinch to dig out a platform. Like all mountaineering gear, it’s good to train in a more controlled environment with a safe runout before trying to keep up with your friends.

Wildlife

Sooty Grouse follows on January 10, 2022.Sooty Grouse follows on January 10, 2022.

Typically, we hear the low, mysterious cries of the sooty grouse in the spring, but we don’t see them. With this extended pause in time, we not only saw their tracks (one apparently patrolled the ridge of Mount Watkins before us), but we may have seen this same bird, or its neighbor quietly perched a hundred feet in a imposing Jeffrey pine. It seemed to feed on buds and pollen cones among the highest branches while basking in the morning sun.

Questions

The desert is open! But, especially during this pandemic where local resources may be limited, we implore you to be self-reliant and not put others at risk. Please #RecreateResponsibly by carefully planning and preparing for your outdoor activities in the park.

Read the following two pages before embarking on a day or overnight snow trip to this park:

You can contact us for any other questions related to the Tuolumne Meadows winter.

Good tour!
Laura and Rob Pilewski – Tuolumne Meadows Winter Rangers

Source: NPS

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A prolonged outburst of arctic cold will follow a pleasant Tuesday in southern Wisconsin | Weather https://satgtu.org/a-prolonged-outburst-of-arctic-cold-will-follow-a-pleasant-tuesday-in-southern-wisconsin-weather/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://satgtu.org/a-prolonged-outburst-of-arctic-cold-will-follow-a-pleasant-tuesday-in-southern-wisconsin-weather/ Temperatures rising about 10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal on Tuesday will be a “fake out” ahead of a brutally cold punch of arctic air and Alberta mower pushing across the north-central United States. United. In Madison on Tuesday, look for partly sunny skies, highs near 36 and southerly winds at 5 to 15 miles per […]]]>

Temperatures rising about 10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal on Tuesday will be a “fake out” ahead of a brutally cold punch of arctic air and Alberta mower pushing across the north-central United States. United.



In Madison on Tuesday, look for partly sunny skies, highs near 36 and southerly winds at 5 to 15 miles per hour, gusting to 25 mph, the weather service said.

After an overnight low around 9 with wind chill readings between zero and 5 as southwest winds blow at 30 mph, Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny with highs near 12 and northwest winds at 15 to 20 mph, gusting to 25 mph, producing wind chill values ​​from 10 below to below.

After troughing overnight Wednesday through Thursday around 2 below, Thursday’s forecast calls for sunny skies, highs near 9 and northwesterly winds at 5 to 10 mph.

The weather service said the calm weather is expected to continue along with the cold, with just a 20% chance of snow showers from Friday evening through Saturday, and again on Monday.

Skies over Madison are expected to be sunny Friday, mostly cloudy Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday and mostly cloudy Monday, with highs near 16, 22, 17, and 21, and lows Thursday evening through Sunday evening around 7, 7, 4 and 5.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Max Tsaparis predicts possible squalls or splashes on Tuesday, then much colder weather, with just light snow possible on Saturday, a few possible squalls on Sunday and possible snow overnight Sunday into Monday.

Tsaparis said Tuesday through Monday highs for Madison should be near 37, 12, 7, 17, 24, 15 and 21, and overnight lows around 9, 5 below, 7 below, 7 , 7 and 6.

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Men’s Tennis No. 3 beaten by No. 1 Florida, 4-3 https://satgtu.org/mens-tennis-no-3-beaten-by-no-1-florida-4-3/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 23:26:48 +0000 https://satgtu.org/mens-tennis-no-3-beaten-by-no-1-florida-4-3/ Austin- Texas’ No. 3 men’s tennis picked up singles victories at No. 1, 2 and 4 over No. 1 Florida but were edged, 4-3, by defending champion Gators on Sunday at the Texas Tennis Center. Singles wins included sophomores Eliot Spizirri at No. 1 and No. 20 Micah Braswell at No. 2, with senior Richard […]]]>

Austin- Texas’ No. 3 men’s tennis picked up singles victories at No. 1, 2 and 4 over No. 1 Florida but were edged, 4-3, by defending champion Gators on Sunday at the Texas Tennis Center.

Singles wins included sophomores Eliot Spizirri at No. 1 and No. 20 Micah Braswell at No. 2, with senior Richard Ciamarra at No. 4 after Florida won the doubles point in a deciding Game 3 tiebreaker.

Braswell was the first to leave the Longhorns ground, beating Duarte Vale in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Braswell opened on a 4-0 run that included two-point wins in the first three games and breaks in the first and third. The rest of the first set remained on serve with Braswell closing it with another point before opening the second with a break and hold. Braswell maintained that break until the final game when he earned another one with a deuce for the game to tie the aggregate score at 1-1.

The Gators returned to the top with a win at No. 5 where No. 61 Mattias Siimar beat second No. 73 Cleeve Harper, 6-4, 6-4. Siimar opened with two breaks in the first three games and won a deuce on serve for a 3-0 lead, but Harper responded with a 3-0 run that included two deuces. Siimar regained the lead on a break and then held 5-3, with each player holding the next two games to end the set. In the second, Siimar again took a break and then held 2-0, which he held until Harper broke at 4-4. However, Siimar recovered the break in the following game and served the game.

Florida was able to briefly extend its lead as a junior Chih Chi Huang fell to No. 111 Josh Goodger, 6-2, 7-6 (7), at No. 6. After Goodger was able to make it three points from two in the first set, including the last two games, Huang used a two-point break to take a 4-2 second lead. Goodger answered the break in the next game and the rest of the set remained serving for the tiebreaker, which was going back and forth with no player holding more than a point lead until Goodger wins the match at 9-7.

The remaining matches all went to three sets with Ciamarra leading with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 victory over No. 107 Andy Andrade at No. 4. Ciamarra opened the match with a victory of two points on serve and used another for a break in game four for a 3-1 lead which he extended to 4-1 on serve. The rest of the set stayed on serve with Ciamarra using another two point for the win. He was able to start the second set with a break, but Andrade put it back on schedule with his own break on a two point in the next game. It was there that he stayed at a 4-3 advantage for Andrade when the set moved to the breaks the rest of the way with the final two points down to give Andrade the win. The third set was dominated by Ciaarra in terms of games won, as they opened on a 5-0 run, but the last five of the match were all decided on two runs, with Ciaarra capturing four to reduce the overall lead at 3-2. .

This left Spizzirri and freshman Pierre-Yves Bailly on the court for Texas against two of the best players in the country, defending NCAA singles champion Sam Riffice and second-ranked Ben Shelton, respectively.

Despite a break against Spizzirri in the opener, he responded with a 3-0 run, including two breaks and a two-point catch. Riffice salvaged one of the breaks from a two-pointer in the next game and then held to level the score at 3-3, but Spizzirri took it back with two two-point holds and a break for the win. In the second, Riffice used a break in game two to establish a 3-0 lead and added another on a deuce for 5-1 before closing at 6-1. After the two players traded breaks in the third and fourth games of the third set, Riffice posted a 3-0 run for a 5-2 lead. However, Spizzirri managed to fend off several match points to mount a 4-0 run to take the lead, including two-point wins in the top three. Riffice recovered to hold and send him a tiebreaker where Spizzirri took a 2-0 lead which he held at 5-3. Riffice rallied with a 3-0 run for the lead, but Spizzirri answered him for the win and a 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(6) final, tonight the match again at 3- 3.

While Spizzirri closed with a tiebreaker victory, Bailly opened with one against Shelton. Bailly earned a break in the second game for a 2-0 lead, but Shelton responded in the next game, and despite three points from two, the rest of the set remained at the breaker’s service. There Bailly won the first two points with Shelton taking the next two, but Bailly was able to collect three of the next four for a 5-3 lead, as well as the last two for a 7-4 win. In the second set, Shelton used three two-point wins, the last of which was part of a 4-0 run that took the score from 2-2 to 6-2, before ending the third set with a 5-0 run for his 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-1 final that won the game overall for the Gators.

Earlier, the doubles had narrowed to inches as Florida won a tiebreaker at No. 3 with the No. 51 pair of Andrade and Siimar overtaking Braswell and Huang, 7-6 (5). The Gators opened with a break and then held a 2-0 lead, but the Longhorns responded on the break two games later to tie it. Florida retook the break in the next game and the game went serve up 5-4 with Texas going on a 3-0 run the previous game for a 6-5 lead. The next game also went to a tie and a game point for the Longhorns, but the Gators secured it to head into a tiebreaker. In that frame, Braswell and Huang took a 3-0 lead which they held at 5-2, but Florida closed on a 5-0 run, including a volley from Huang that narrowly missed the band that made 5-4.

Texas had come out on top in the doubles with an efficient win by No. 23 Spizzirri and Siem Woldeab at No. 1, as they beat Riffice and Shelton, 6-2. The Longhorns broke in the opener on a two point run and then held on to a 2-0 lead before earning a second break to go up 4-1 on their way to 5-1. Florida recovered a game on serve, but Spizzirri closed the game with a hold for the win.

At No. 2, Ciamarra and Harper dropped their match with Vale and Abedallah Shelbayh, 6-2. After being broken in Game 1, the Longhorns responded to the break to tie it at 2-2, but the Gators took it back with a 4-0 run that included a two point for the game.

The Longhorns then head west for two games in Arizona, taking on the University of Arizona on Friday, January 21 and Arizona State on Sunday, January 23.

#1 Florida 4, #3 Texas 3

Singles – Order of arrival (2,5,6,4,1,3)
1. Eliot Spizirri (UT) def. Sam Riffice (UF) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (6)
2. #20 Micah Braswell (UT) def. Duarte Vale (UF) 6-2, 6-3
3. #2 Ben Shelton (UF) def. Pierre-Yves Bailly (UT) 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1
4. Richard Ciamarra (UT) def. #107 Andy Andrade (UF) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
5. #61 Mattias Siimar (UF) def. #73 Cleeve Harper (UT) 6-4, 6-4
6. #111 Josh Goodger (UF) def. Chih Chi Huang (UT) 6-2, 7-6 (7)

Doubles – Order of arrival (1,2,3)
1. #23 Eliot Spizirri/Siem Woldeab (UT) def. Ben Shelton/Sam Riffice (UF) 6-2
2. Duarte Vale/Abedallah Shelbayh (UF) defeated. #13 Richard Ciamarra/Cleeve Harper (TU) 6-2
3. #51 Mattias Siimar/Andy Andrade (UF) def. Micah Braswell/Chih Chi Huang (UT) 7-6 (5)

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Recap: Roope Hintz scores lone goal in lopsided loss to Panthers https://satgtu.org/recap-roope-hintz-scores-lone-goal-in-lopsided-loss-to-panthers/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:47:15 +0000 https://satgtu.org/recap-roope-hintz-scores-lone-goal-in-lopsided-loss-to-panthers/ It was a tough night anyway for the Stars. After giving the Florida Panthers everything they could handle last week in Dallas, the Stars were on the wrong side of a 7-1 loss Friday night at FLA Live Arena. The Stars trailed 2-0 after just eight minutes of play and allowed four more in the […]]]>

It was a tough night anyway for the Stars.

After giving the Florida Panthers everything they could handle last week in Dallas, the Stars were on the wrong side of a 7-1 loss Friday night at FLA Live Arena.

The Stars trailed 2-0 after just eight minutes of play and allowed four more in the second period. The lopsided loss put a damper on all the good Dallas has been doing lately, especially since coming off its long hiatus.

Jake Oettinger started the game but didn’t finish it. The 22-year-old goaltender was retired after allowing four goals on 17 shots and was replaced by a veteran keeper Anton Khudobin six minutes into the second period. It was Khudobin’s first appearance with the Stars since Nov. 18 in Minnesota.

Roope Hintz broke the shutout and put the Stars on the board at 1:06 of the third period with his 15th goal of the season, tying him with Joe Pavelsky for the team leader. That gave the top-flight Finn five points (three goals, two assists) in his last four games and nine points (four goals, five assists) in his last seven.

Video: DAL@FLA: Hintz enters alone, drags him behind

The night marked Jamie Benn900th career regular season game, all with the Stars. Benn became the third player in franchise history to reach 900 games with the team and the 74th player selected in the fifth round or later in NHL history to skate that many.

Two separate point streaks unfortunately came to an end on Friday.

Pavelski, who on Wednesday against Seattle set a career-high five points, saw his seven-game one-point streak snapped, while Jason RobertsonThe eight-game series also came to an end.

Sam Bennett had a hat trick for the Panthers, while Gustav Forsling, Anthony Duclair, Carter Verhaeghe and Jonathan Huberdeau also lit the lamp. Sergei Bobrovsky improved to 18-3-3.

The Stars will close out their back-to-back game Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This story has not been submitted for endorsement by the National Hockey League or the Dallas Stars Hockey Club.

Kyle Shohara is the digital manager of DallasStars.com and writes about the Stars/NHL. Follow him on Twitter @kyleshohara.

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What You Missed During Winter Break for Michigan State Athletics https://satgtu.org/what-you-missed-during-winter-break-for-michigan-state-athletics/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:06:25 +0000 https://satgtu.org/what-you-missed-during-winter-break-for-michigan-state-athletics/ With the start of the spring semester, it’s only fitting that we take a look at what happened in Michigan State athletics over the winter break. Below is an overview of everything you may have missed during the holidays. Basketball After their week off to complete the Finals, the men’s and women’s basketball teams decided […]]]>

With the start of the spring semester, it’s only fitting that we take a look at what happened in Michigan State athletics over the winter break. Below is an overview of everything you may have missed during the holidays.

Basketball

After their week off to complete the Finals, the men’s and women’s basketball teams decided to complete the remainder of their scheduled non-conference games.

The women traveled south to West Palm Beach, Florida for a two-day invitational event. Game 1 against Florida’s Gulf Coast on Dec. 20 turned out to be a record when senior guard Nia Clouden surpassed All-American Tori Jankoska’s 2017 record of 42 points and became the first athlete in MSU women’s basketball. history of posting 50 points in a single match. She is now tied in the record books with former men’s basketball player Terry Furlow, who set the record 50 points in 1976.

Despite Clouden’s hard work, the Spartans lost 85-84 in double overtime, and Game 2 against West Virginia on December 21 showed no improvement when they lost 74-54. Clouden has nine 20+ point games this season. She also moved up to 7th on MSU’s all-time scoring list and is sixth in the nation in scoring, averaging 22.5 points per game.

The men began their warm and ready winter break period with a game against Oakland at Little Caesars Arena, where they beat the Golden Grizzlies 90-78. Senior center Marcus Bingham Jr. had his best offensive performance of the year, scoring 17 points on eight of 10 shots.

They then faced legend Tubby Smith’s High Point team. The Spartans trailed at halftime, but heroism from senior forwards Gabe Brown and Joey Hauser in the second half propelled them to a 13-point victory.

The Spartans then returned to Big Ten action with a hard-fought win over Northwestern on the road that saw plenty of fouls in addition to a poor offense. First-year guard Max Christie was crucial not only against his hometown Northwestern team, but also against their next opponent, Nebraska. . Christie helped defeat the Cornhuskers in the final game over the holidays with 21 effective points on seven field goals on nine attempts.

The rise of the COVID-19 Omicron variant had a big impact on both programs during the break.

The women were without freshman guard DeeDee Hagemann and graduate student guard Laurel Jacqmain for their Dec. 30 game against a previously undefeated Nebraska. Junior guard Moira Joiner was also out and showing symptoms of a concussion. However, they managed to overcome the adversity at hand and the Cornhuskers were forced to succumb to their first loss of the season, 72-69.

The Spartan Ladies road game against Northwestern on Jan. 3 was later canceled due to ongoing COVID-19 issues in the Wildcats program.

The men lost freshman guards Max Christie and Pierre Brooks, Bingham and walk-on junior guard Steven Izzo for their game against High Point on December 29.

The COVID-19 troubles didn’t end there, as the men’s game against rival Michigan was postponed. The Wolverines were unless the Big Ten required a minimum of seven athletes to play. A date has not been confirmed for the rematch.

The women were lucky to end the holiday break on a high, but the Purdue Boilermakers surged in the fourth quarter as Clouden struggled on the offensive end as Purdue cruised to a 69-59 victory on Jan. 9.

And, in case you missed it, former MSU guard Alyza Winston announced her engagement at Mississippi State on New Years Day. by Twitter.

Soccer

After Purdue outlasted Tennessee 48-45 in overtime in the Music City Bowl, it was No. 10 Michigan State’s turn to make the rounds in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.

The first half of the game was eventful with plenty of doubts, as key junior running back Kenneth Walker III opted out of the NFL Draft. The Spartans trailed No. 12 Pittsburgh 14-10 at halftime with plenty of offensive hiccups and the Panthers went just 21 over midway through the fourth quarter.

However, head coach Mel Tucker and his team are known for their spectacular fourth quarter comebacks. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Payton Thorne managed to connect with his high school buddy, redshirt junior wide receiver Jayden Reed, in the small right corner of the end zone for a touchdown to put the green and the white by three.

Like all night, the defensive line was there to save the day and provide the dagger. With Pittsburgh driving down the field and less than a minute on the clock, redshirt freshman linebacker Cal Haladay intercepted the road and threw his second pick six of the season into the end zone, finishing the score at 31-21.

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Tucker completed his second year with the Spartans ranked No. 10 in the nation and 11-2 overall.

After the win, redshirt junior wide receiver Jalen Nailor decided to forfeit his senior year and declared himself for the NFL draft along with redshirt senior offensive lineman Kevin Jarvis, who declined to using his COVID-19 year and declared himself for the draft. In opposition, Reed posted on Twitter that he will be returning for his final year of eligibility and to take care of “unfinished business” at East Lansing. Senior safety Xavier Henderson will also return for the 2022 season.

Hockey

The hockey team appeared in its Great Lakes Invitational on Dec. 29-30, where it lost 3-1 to Western Michigan in Game 1 and earned a 3-2 overtime upset against Michigan Tech in Game 1. second game.

In their last series during the winter break, the Spartans faced a strong team from the Minnesota Gophers. Although they were leading or tied in both games late in the second period, the Gophers’ offense exploded in the second half of both games to secure a road sweep over the Spartans. Despite being just outside in search of a potential NCAA Tournament berth, the Spartans fell behind with their lackluster performance.

New COVID-19 Mandate for MSU Athletics

MSU announced that beginning January 1, all spectators attending indoor sporting events on campus must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the start time of the event to to be able to access it.

Masks are still in effect and the COVID-19 vaccination requirement applies to participants aged 12 and over.

To meet vaccination requirements, fans must show their vaccination card, along with photo ID that matches the name on the card. Digital images of vaccine cards will be accepted.

If one is unable or unwilling to show proof of vaccination, one must bring photo ID and a printout of their negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the start time of the tour. event.

Fans who are unable to attend are encouraged to transfer their tickets to others selling or offering their tickets for sale through StubHub, as no refunds will be issued.

This story was featured in our January 11 special print edition. Read the full issue here.

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Covid News: US hospitalizations break record as Omicron rises https://satgtu.org/covid-news-us-hospitalizations-break-record-as-omicron-rises/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:22:00 +0000 https://satgtu.org/covid-news-us-hospitalizations-break-record-as-omicron-rises/ PictureMedical staff treated Frank Clark for Covid-19 at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, last week.Credit…Shannon Stapleton / Reuters The number of Americans hospitalized with Covid-19 has surpassed last winter’s peak, underscoring the seriousness of the threat the virus continues to pose as the highly contagious variant of Omicron tears apart in the United […]]]>
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The number of Americans hospitalized with Covid-19 has surpassed last winter’s peak, underscoring the seriousness of the threat the virus continues to pose as the highly contagious variant of Omicron tears apart in the United States.

As of Sunday, 142,388 people infected with the virus had been hospitalized nationwide, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, surpassing the single-day peak of 142,315 reported on January 14 of last year. . The seven-day daily hospital average was 132,086, an 83% increase from two weeks ago.

The Omicron wave overwhelmed hospitals and exhausted staff already exhausted by the Delta variant. It was driven largely by people under the age of 60. For people over 60, daily admissions are still lower than last winter.

Hospitalization totals also include people who accidentally tested positive for the virus after being admitted for conditions unrelated to Covid-19; there is no national data indicating how many people are in this category.

As cases have skyrocketed in recent weeks to an average of more than 737,000 per day, far more than the peak last winter, public health officials have argued that the number of cases was of limited importance because Omicron is less virulent than Delta and other variants, and the vaccines, and especially the boosters, provided protection against serious disease.

But the sheer volume of the outbreak overwhelmed hospitals across the country. And outside of cities like New York City, where Omicron struck early and pushed hospitals to the brink, it’s unlikely to have peaked.

Current hospitalizations are one of the most reliable measures of the severity of the pandemic over time, as they are not influenced by the availability of tests or by spikes in minor cases.

Dr Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s foremost infectious disease expert, told ABC News last week that it was “much more relevant to focus on hospitalizations”, which lag behind cases.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, about a quarter of US hospitals are experiencing a critical staff shortage. Some states, like Oregon, have deployed the National Guard to help. Others, like Illinois and Massachusetts, delay elective surgeries, that is, scheduled surgeries, as opposed to an emergency, a category that can include procedures like a mastectomy for a cancer patient. . In some cases, employees with asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic coronavirus infections worked, potentially putting patients at risk.

After nearly two years, “even the most dedicated people are going to be tired and exhausted, if not exhausted, and face mental health issues as a result,” said Dr. Mahshid Abir, an emergency physician at the University of Michigan. is a researcher at the RAND Corporation.

Data in some of the early cities affected by Omicron also shows that the number of deaths is rising sharply – not as fast as case rates, but fast enough to warn of further devastation to come.

Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel also fall ill themselves, and although most are vaccinated and did not need hospitalization, their illness still prevents them from working. Now, hospitals overwhelmed with coronavirus patients are ill-equipped to handle other emergencies like heart attacks, appendicitis and traumatic injuries.

“The demand is increasing and the supply is decreasing, and that fundamentally does not paint a good picture for people and communities – not just for Covid, but for everything else,” Dr Abir said.

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New Zealand midwives reflect on vacation boycott as pay woes leave some struggling https://satgtu.org/new-zealand-midwives-reflect-on-vacation-boycott-as-pay-woes-leave-some-struggling/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://satgtu.org/new-zealand-midwives-reflect-on-vacation-boycott-as-pay-woes-leave-some-struggling/ Midwife overdraft borrows money for gasoline to attend deliveries after problem with Department of Health payment system that made people swear not to work in future during Christmas times and New Years. The ministry apologized shortly before Christmas after sending an email to community midwives on call telling them to submit their payroll claims for […]]]>

Midwife overdraft borrows money for gasoline to attend deliveries after problem with Department of Health payment system that made people swear not to work in future during Christmas times and New Years.

The ministry apologized shortly before Christmas after sending an email to community midwives on call telling them to submit their payroll claims for Christmas.

The email was sent on December 22 – 34 minutes after the apparent closure of the office until January 10. In response to questions from the media, the ministry said it was the wrong day and should have been December 23. He then extended the deadline until noon on Christmas Day. Day before.

But now midwives say that despite filing their claims before the new deadline, on Christmas Eve, some have gone unpaid or only partially paid, with all pending claims decided on January 10 and likely unpaid. before January 20.

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Midwife Gail Kiss was forced to struggle financially over the Christmas break period because of the Department of Health's pay system.

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Midwife Gail Kiss was forced to struggle financially over the Christmas break period because of the Department of Health’s pay system.

The situation meant Auckland’s midwife Gail Kiss was borrowing money to buy gasoline to attend her appointments, including deliveries. She was now in overdraft, her rent payment this week had not been settled, and her family were living on canned food and slaughtered meat at the home given by a new mother.

“I will never work again in December or January if I am not paid,” she said.

A Wellington midwife, who asked to remain anonymous, estimated that around 75% of community midwives on call – or senior childminders – were either unpaid or paid in the dribbles during the break.

Midwives plan to boycott labor during Christmas and New Years after many go unpaid during the holidays.  (File photo)

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Midwives plan to boycott labor during Christmas and New Years after many go unpaid during the holidays. (File photo)

“A large number of midwives are now considering removing the set [Christmas]/ New Years period in the future – if we don’t get paid, we won’t work, ”she said.

Auckland midwife Carly Wilson received her bill at the ministry on Christmas Eve – the extended deadline – and was paid, but said many other people who had filed at the same time did not have it do.

They had been told they would be paid on Jan.10, but there was uncertainty as to whether that was when the payroll would be processed, meaning it could be closer to Jan.20 when the money will appear in their accounts.

Maternities in hospitals will feel the pressure if midwives boycott summer vacation, warns a midwife.  (File photo)

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Maternities in hospitals will feel the pressure if midwives boycott summer vacation, warns a midwife. (File photo)

She confirmed that midwives plan to boycott labor during future Christmas and New Years periods.

“People say if we don’t get paid we won’t work,” she said.

This would put more pressure on maternity hospitals.

“[Midwives] do not have the resources to go through the three weeks without an income, ”she said.

The ministry was asked to check on the situation, describe what was wrong, what it was doing to rectify the situation and how many midwives were affected. He was unable to comment on Sunday as none of the affected staff were working.

The issue of compensation comes at a difficult time for the midwifery world, especially in the Wellington area.

Student midwives recently said they were considering quitting due to low pay.

The Hutt Valley District Health Board has meanwhile hired student midwives to ease the strain on its stretched maternity ward.

The head of maternity units at Wellington and Hutt hospitals resigned at the end of 2021 after just over a year in the post.

Meanwhile, the maternity ward at Hutt Hospital had a series of “red codes” – when a ward is at full capacity due to a lack of available beds or staff – and regular staff shortages.


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Nick Kyrgios: I speak a lot, but I won a lot | ATP circuit https://satgtu.org/nick-kyrgios-i-speak-a-lot-but-i-won-a-lot-atp-circuit/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 06:01:19 +0000 https://satgtu.org/nick-kyrgios-i-speak-a-lot-but-i-won-a-lot-atp-circuit/ Having reached his lowest ATP ranking in 2022 since the age of 18 in 2014, Nick Kyrgios does not expect favorable draws at the start of the season. Not that he cares. The world number 93, who turns 27 in April, will be downgraded upon his return to the ATP Tour at next week’s Sydney […]]]>

Having reached his lowest ATP ranking in 2022 since the age of 18 in 2014, Nick Kyrgios does not expect favorable draws at the start of the season. Not that he cares.

The world number 93, who turns 27 in April, will be downgraded upon his return to the ATP Tour at next week’s Sydney Tennis Classic and the Australian Open. But the Canberra native is just as likely to beat a Top 5 player as he is to lose to someone outside of the Top 50, so a draw is really just a piece of paper for him.

“If I’m ranked 1000 or 10 in the world, everyone knows what I’m capable of on tour,” Kyrgios said on Saturday. “I’m not an unproven player… I talk a lot, but I’ve also beaten a lot of players and won a lot of tournaments.

“I won seedless Acapulco and beat four Top 10 players. Such tough draws [don’t bother me]… It’s not something I focus on, honestly. I just want to go out and have fun. People expect me to put on a good show and I think I’m still able to do it.

Kyrgios, who peaked in career No.13 in 2016 and was most recently in the Top 20 in February 2020, remains one of the biggest stars in the game despite his drop in the rankings. And he consistently produces his best tennis at the Australian Open. Last year, he led then world number 3 Dominic Thiem, two sets to love before losing 6-4 in the fifth in the third round. A year earlier, he had beaten Karen Khachanov, then world number 17, in a tie-break in the fifth set before losing to Rafael Nadal in a tie-break in the fourth set in the fourth round.

Kyrgios only appeared in 15 games last season and starts this year late after retiring from this week’s Melbourne Summer Set due to asthma. Spending three or four days in bed with extreme fatigue, he initially thought he had Covid-19, but that thought was refuted by several negative rapid antigen tests.

Still, he didn’t feel well enough to appear in court.

“Last week, with everything floating around these days, obviously I thought it was Covid,” he said. “I felt pretty average… I was testing with those quick tests and all this other stuff, I was testing a lot, coming back negative every time.

“I just wanted to get over it. I still feel the effects, as if my breathing is a little affected. I don’t feel 100% on the court yet… I didn’t want to start last week around 60%… I didn’t want to go out there and force myself to play under these circumstances.

As it turns out, it was asthma that sidelined the six-time touring title winner.

“I have had asthma my whole life. I didn’t really realize how bad it was until I got tested, ”he said. “When I tested at AIS [Australian institute of Sport] Maybe six years ago, they were almost surprised at how bad my asthma was.

“My grandmother smoked packs of cigarettes in the car and her windows were really old, so it took me forever to roll down the window, and before that happened she had already smoked like two. So I smoked passively from an early age. This is probably why my asthma is quite severe.

Kyrgios said his long break at home allowed him to fully rehabilitate his knee and put himself in good mental space ahead of the new season.

“Being at home, going to the gym, having the right physiotherapist… having my team around me and having access to what a professional athlete should have access to. [helped]. It feels good now. ”

“I don’t really dedicate my life to tennis. I take every day that way, like I love to do whatever I do. I don’t train just for tennis. I just train for a happy life. in general I like to feel good and I just like to enjoy my life.

“I know it sounds ridiculous, but I play a bit of tennis on the side.”


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Dawson returns to court after extended hiatus | Dawson Springs Progress https://satgtu.org/dawson-returns-to-court-after-extended-hiatus-dawson-springs-progress/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://satgtu.org/dawson-returns-to-court-after-extended-hiatus-dawson-springs-progress/ The Dawson Springs boys and girls basketball programs returned to the field this week after a long hiatus caused by the December 10 tornado. The girls managed to get two games through in the first two days of the week, while the boys resumed their season on Tuesday night against the last team they had […]]]>

The Dawson Springs boys and girls basketball programs returned to the field this week after a long hiatus caused by the December 10 tornado. The girls managed to get two games through in the first two days of the week, while the boys resumed their season on Tuesday night against the last team they had played before the tornado.

The Lady Panthers opened the week Monday against Trigg County in Cadiz. The Lady Wildcats handed Dawson a 66-33 loss in their opener.

On Tuesday night, the boy / girl double header was named “Dawson Strong Purple and Gold Night” by the Maroons, and for the Panthers and Lady Panthers it was about much more than basketball. It wasn’t just the final score. This game consisted of continuing to live.

“Basketball will help these guys feel normal, even if it’s only for a small part of their day,” said Blue.

The Panthers won Game 1, but a steal from the Maroons led to a 7-0 back-to-back basket streak from Zach Tow of Madisonville, the state’s eleventh ranked rebounder with an 11.1 RPG average. They claimed the first quarter 23-11 and the first half 43-21.

Dylan Skinner would lead the Panthers in goals, with eleven points in the game, while Rex Blue and Rett Nieters each scored ten, and Addison Whalen added three points to the effort.

On the girls side, the Lady Maroons went even further than their male comrades to honor Dawson Springs. Madisonville warmed up and wore purple “Dawson Strong” t-shirts over their uniforms.

But the niceties ended with the opening announcement. The 10-2 Lady Maroons led from the start, handing Dawson Springs a 74-30 loss.

Abby Ward led the Lady Panthers in scoring, scoring half her team’s points that night. Trinity Randolph added four, Natealee Oldham and Gracie Harper scored three, Lyla Hoffhines and Madelyn Huddleston each scored two and Macy Drennan hit one from the charity strip.

Dawson will not waste time coming back to it. They are expected to host Trigg County tonight in Dawson Springs. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. The 6-7 Wildcats are coming off a triple overtime loss to Webster County in Tuesday night’s first round of the Kentucky 2A Championship section tournaments.

The Lady Panthers will also be in action as they head to the UHA for a 7.15am kick-off.


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