start season – Satgtu http://satgtu.org/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 18:15:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://satgtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-24T184312.205-150x150.png start season – Satgtu http://satgtu.org/ 32 32 Women’s tennis hosts Eastern Michigan, travels to Southern Indiana ahead of Spring Break https://satgtu.org/womens-tennis-hosts-eastern-michigan-travels-to-southern-indiana-ahead-of-spring-break/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 14:53:04 +0000 https://satgtu.org/womens-tennis-hosts-eastern-michigan-travels-to-southern-indiana-ahead-of-spring-break/ History links LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bellarmine women’s tennis will face two familiar opponents this weekend. Friday at 6:00 p.m., the Knights host Eastern Michigan, which hosted BU at EMU’s hidden duels in September — Bellarmine’s first competition of the 2021-22 season. On Saturday, the Knights travel to Southern Indiana for a 4:30 […]]]>

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bellarmine women’s tennis will face two familiar opponents this weekend.

Friday at 6:00 p.m., the Knights host Eastern Michigan, which hosted BU at EMU’s hidden duels in September — Bellarmine’s first competition of the 2021-22 season.

On Saturday, the Knights travel to Southern Indiana for a 4:30 p.m. game. Bellarmine last faced USI in March 2019, when both teams were GLVC opponents. Since then, BU has moved to Division I and the ASUN Conference, while the Screaming Eagles will soon move to Division I and the Ohio Valley Conference next season.

Eastern Michigan is 6-5 this season, including a five-game winning streak. Most recently, the Eagles lost to Michigan State 6-1. Common opponents between Bellarmine and EMU are Marshall and Murray State. Eastern lost to Murray State 4-3 (Bellarmine lost 7-0) and fell to Marshall 6-1 (BU lost 6-1).

Southern Indiana is the first non-DI opponent on Bellarmine’s schedule this year. USI are off to a 2-1 start this season with back-to-back 7-0 wins over Brescia and Georgetown respectively. The last time the program met in Evansville, BU handled Southern Indiana 6-1 in March 2019.

The Knights are coming off a tough weekend against Louisville and no. 20 Tennessee as they seek their first win of the season.

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Sean McVay’s early retirement talk could become a common theme in the NFL’s new era of thinking https://satgtu.org/sean-mcvays-early-retirement-talk-could-become-a-common-theme-in-the-nfls-new-era-of-thinking/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 13:34:00 +0000 https://satgtu.org/sean-mcvays-early-retirement-talk-could-become-a-common-theme-in-the-nfls-new-era-of-thinking/ A few years have passed since the football world collectively debated whether or not NFL players would start to retire or move away at a faster rate at the peak of their careers. The more we learned about concussions, the more players began to find their voice and express their interests beyond the game, the […]]]>

A few years have passed since the football world collectively debated whether or not NFL players would start to retire or move away at a faster rate at the peak of their careers. The more we learned about concussions, the more players began to find their voice and express their interests beyond the game, the more salaries rose, and as the reaction against opioids as a pain management mechanism increased, it was fair to wonder if a trend was emerging.

When Andrew Luck left at 29, before the start of the 2019 season, many thoughtful articles were written about what it meant for the league, as he followed a trend that included other stars of his era leaving the gambling at the age of 30; a list that included Rob Gronkowski (briefly), Luke Kuechly, Calvin Johnson, Patrick Willis, Travis Frederick and Doug Baldwin. And no doubt more players will follow, and that’s something to consider in the years to come.

But very few people have considered, to the best of my knowledge, whether this same phenomenon – however limited – could occur in the coaching profession. And I would say that is absolutely the case. The days of the lifelong coach, for decades at a time, always busy from job to job, could change. A course correction may be coming, and at a time when Rams coach Sean McVay, 36, shared his struggles with the overall coaching lifestyle, and with Sean Payton taking a break after a decade and a half transforming the New Orleans Saints, I suspect they are far from alone.

“I just don’t see nowadays, with the money (for head coaches) the way it is and with the way it’s been built over the last 10 years… you’re not going to see the coaches coach that long,” said a league source who is deeply connected to a host of NFL head and assistant coaches. “Certainly not as long as they’ve done in the past. It wears them down, the lifestyle and the grind can engulf you, and if you’re lucky enough to have won a Super Bowl, you’re really ahead. on the case.”

I’d say when McVay — who added a Super Bowl title to his resume Sunday night as the league’s youngest coach — met the media on Friday, he ended up speaking on behalf of a cohort of his peers when he showed introspection and transparency in ruminating on his future as a manager in his final press conference ahead of the biggest game of his life. He’s lived this all his life and watched mentors like Jon Gruden start their head coaching careers at a very young age, burn out, and then retire early too. And, yes, they almost always come back — even Joe Gibbs after a long sabbatical — but the prospect that many of those hired in their early to mid-thirties are choosing to focus on their families in their mid-forties might end up being more prevalent than that of players leaving the game before age 30.

That wouldn’t surprise me in the least, especially with coaching salaries set to continue to skyrocket, and with soaring NFL revenues, and with owners having a seemingly unquenchable desire to hire young head coaches. McVay may already be on this path to some extent.

“I know I love football and I’m so invested in this thing,” McVay said over the weekend, “and I’m in the moment right now. But at some point too, if you have said, ‘What do you want to be able to do?’ I want to be able to start a family and I want to be able to spend time with them.”

Having gotten to know some of the other coaches who have already emerged from this Kyle Shanahan/McVay coaching tree, and having an idea of ​​how grounded, humble, intelligent, compassionate and self-aware many of them are , I imagine that, even though they are still at the beginning of their coaching journey, they have already considered similar thoughts as they consider trying to find the impossible balance of their ultra-competitive profession, and do mount needs, requests and calls home. The work/family balance is difficult for many, and can be particularly acute for those used to 18-hour days in which the only interactions they have with human beings at sunrise are with players and other coaches for much of the year.

“The burnout factor is very real,” said a longtime NFL coaching agent. “And a lot of this generation of coaches are more in tune with what would be required of them at home if they’re going to play a meaningful role in the lives of their kids. I think there’s kind of a evolution going on with that. I can see that.”

As more entities get involved in streaming NFL merchandise (Amazon etc.) and with men like Tony Romo resetting the financial metrics of what top streamers can earn, media appeal will become even stronger in the years to come. . The possibility of earning similar money, while living a much more robust and rewarding lifestyle, working what amounts to a few months a year, will remain a siren song. More and more young coaches will eventually take notice, I believe, especially those who achieve some level of success.

There were plenty of close McVay staffers who would have whispered to you weeks ago, before it became more history, that they doubted McVay could maintain the ridiculous grind he finds himself in for much longer. Win big or lose big, it doesn’t matter; a few more years, maybe five. But not beyond. He demands too much of himself in his pursuit of greatness, and in private moments some might see that is already taking its toll. The chatter about him following Gruden’s path in the broadcast booth — where McVay will crush him with his personality, humility and otherworldly recall — was swirling around coaching circles mid-season.

And there’s probably a lot to that. That time will come. Probably closer than far. But I don’t feel like it’s imminent. In Matthew Stafford, he has the quarterback he has always been looking for. McVay isn’t even married yet, let alone a father, and the opportunity to win big with a franchise QB is an attraction that’s far from erased, regardless of the outcome of a game.

“If he didn’t have Stafford, I would say he would probably consider (retirement) more seriously,” a source close to the manager said. “Getting Stafford has really changed his whole outlook. He really believes in him and it shows. But whether he will be a serious coach for as long as some of these other people have, I sincerely doubt it.”

Each time he steps down, he has more than earned that right. Mental health, physical health, family health – it all matters more than any football game. McVay has already created a line of coaches and reached heights in a few years that most coaches don’t reach in their entire careers. And he has already found that these accomplishments alone can only be so fulfilling.

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Passo Tonale ski review – Italian resort the perfect place to get back on the slopes https://satgtu.org/passo-tonale-ski-review-italian-resort-the-perfect-place-to-get-back-on-the-slopes/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 14:19:01 +0000 https://satgtu.org/passo-tonale-ski-review-italian-resort-the-perfect-place-to-get-back-on-the-slopes/ After a somewhat stuttered start to the season, the ski resorts are (almost) back in full swing. The slopes of Passo Tonale in Italy were ready and calling me as I returned to skiing with Crystal Ski after an extended break. Located in the Dolomites, the snow-capped 1,883m resort is popular with families and beginners […]]]>

After a somewhat stuttered start to the season, the ski resorts are (almost) back in full swing.

The slopes of Passo Tonale in Italy were ready and calling me as I returned to skiing with Crystal Ski after an extended break.

Located in the Dolomites, the snow-capped 1,883m resort is popular with families and beginners with miles of rolling blue runs that made it the perfect place to rediscover my love of skiing after more than a decade away from the slopes. .

The station

Passe Tonale is a purpose-built resort, with the majority of hotels, bars and shops along a road, which sits at the bottom of a row of ski slopes. It is therefore easy to navigate with everything within an easy walking distance of about 3 km.

The small town center is quaint and charming with traditional Alpine-style buildings housing hotels, restaurants and quaint souvenir shops, including a fabulous chocolate factory with chocolate fountain and artisan ice cream that is not to be missed.



The Passe Tonale glacier in Italy. The resort has a gondola that reaches 3000 meters where there are two red runs and one blue run.

Passe Tonale straddles the mountain pass that connects Italy’s Trentino and Lombardy regions, and at over 1,800 meters it’s high enough for good snow conditions all winter long, usually until the end of April .

The town is linked to neighboring Ponte Di Legno – a larger town with a more traditional European layout around a main square – by ski slopes, a road and a gondola.

Ski

With 100km of mainly intermediate and easy runs, including half a dozen shorter runs just opposite the town centre, Passe Tonale is an ideal resort for families and beginners, or those regaining their ski legs after a pause like me.

In total, there are nine easy blue runs, 25 intermediate red runs and seven black runs in the resort. With long rolling and scenic blue runs, including a glacier blue run, there were more than enough easy runs to fill several days of skiing before I felt confident enough to try a red run.



Wearing a mask when skiing is the norm in Italy
Masks are compulsory for skiing in Italy. FFP2 masks must be worn in ski lifts, in queues and in outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible. This means that it is not necessary to wear a mask on the slopes, although many do.

With half a dozen trails ending in front of downtown, the trails never felt crowded, even at the end of the day to get off the trails. There were also no queues at any of the chair lifts while I was there the last week of January.

After a few hours with a ski school instructor I was ready to make my own way and found the resort very easy to navigate using the piste map in the Crystal ski explorer app.

A five minute walk from the main ski area is the gondola to the glacier ski area at 3,000m. For non-skiers, it costs €22 to get to the top and back via two different gondolas and is well worth it for the view alone.

At the top of the glacier is a long blue run, two red runs, three restaurants and gondola stops, with a black run joining a red run leading to the more challenging Ponte Di Legno ski area.

As a returning skier, with less than expert skills, the runs offered the perfect balance of scenic and enjoyable easy routes, with challenge and improvement options for intermediate skiers.

Hotel style

I stayed at the Grand Hotel Paradiso which oozes chic, with a modern neutral color palette and huge floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the uninterrupted mountain scenery that surrounds the hotel.



Beige decorated hotel room
Hotel rooms at Grand Hotel Paradiso feature floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the spectacular views

Set slightly away from the main hotel strip, the stylish hotel is on the side of town closest to the gondolas (less than a five-minute walk away) and has ski-to-door access to the top of the mountain. a staircase outside the hotel.

The neutral, unstated chic decor continues into the huge rooms, which have floor-to-ceiling windows with balconies to take in stunning sunset views.

The hotel has a boutique spa area in the basement with a swimming pool, steam rooms and a sauna which was delightful after a long day on the slopes. And in keeping with the family resort, the hotel has kids’ clubs and a game room



Sunset from the Grand Paradiso Hotel at Passo Tonale in the Italian Dolomites
Sunset from the Grand Paradiso Hotel at Passo Tonale in the Italian Dolomites

Food and drink

Prices at Passe Tonale were far more reasonable than at other ski resorts I’ve visited, with hearty lunches in mountainside restaurants costing between €10 and €15 including a drink.

Of the half-dozen bars and restaurants at the foot of the downtown slopes, La Baracca is the pick of the bunch. The glass-enclosed restaurant offers great views of the slopes, especially on the sunny day we visited, and offers table service for just a few Euros more per course than the more typical self-service restaurants nearby.

The Grand Hotel Paradiso offers a generous buffet breakfast – perfect to get you ready for a full day of skiing – and a generous evening buffet. Away from the hotel, La Torretta Cucina Pizza is an excellent choice for traditional Trentino cuisine – think Italian meets Germanic gastronomy, with meat stews, dumplings, polenta, pasta and antipasto se jostling for space on an expansive menu. For an extra special treat we enjoyed a four course Trentino tasting menu in a former 12th century monastery at Hotel La Mirandola which was spectacular.



A bombardino drink in a mountain cafe
A bombardino drink made from eggnog and brandy or rum that is popular at Italian ski resorts.

Although the après ski is still not as lively as before the pandemic due to covid restrictions, there are still a number of bars at the bottom of the slopes playing loud music and a large Aperol Spritz for skiers happy. The Italian skier’s reward of choice is a bombardino drink made with Advocaat or eggnog mixed with rum or brandy served hot and I can vouch for its popularity

It should be noted that all bars and restaurants require you to scan your covid “green pass” on entry. An NHS covid pass confirming that you have received a dose of vaccine (either a booster, first or second vaccine) within the last six months is valid as a green pass in Italy.

Activities

Looking for an après-ski activity away from the bars? I can highly recommend night snowmobiling. A guided tour takes you speeding down the slopes in the main ski areas, along the tree-lined road to Ponte Di Legno before a quick climb back into the town center and it’s great fun.

Selected Passe Tonale ski passes include a day of skiing at another resort in the area and after a few days in the resort we went skiing to Madonna di Campiglio. After a 50 minute drive we arrived at the resort’s main gondola station and were able to spend a full day riding wide tree lined blue runs on both sides of the resort which was a real highlight travel.

Book a stay

Crystal Ski Holidays (020 8610 3123) is offering a seven-night half-board stay at the four-star Grand Paradiso Hotel from £642 pp when booked online (based on two sharing), including including flights from Manchester to Verona and transfers (price given is for departure on March 26, 2022).

Direct flights available from all major UK airports.

Prices quoted are correct for passes at the time of Crystal Ski Holidays issue on 07/02/22. Prices provided are subject to change and have limited availability. Terms and conditions of application.

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Prospects for all Badgers teams, what we missed over winter break The Badger Herald https://satgtu.org/prospects-for-all-badgers-teams-what-we-missed-over-winter-break-the-badger-herald/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://satgtu.org/prospects-for-all-badgers-teams-what-we-missed-over-winter-break-the-badger-herald/ Soccer: For the fifth time in school history, the Badgers faced off against Arizona State. This time around, each team entered the contest with an 8-4 record on the season in a bid to add the Las Vegas Bowl to their resume. The Badgers were hot from the start, going 14-3 in the first quarter […]]]>

Soccer:

For the fifth time in school history, the Badgers faced off against Arizona State. This time around, each team entered the contest with an 8-4 record on the season in a bid to add the Las Vegas Bowl to their resume.

The Badgers were hot from the start, going 14-3 in the first quarter thanks to John Chenal’s eight-yard touchdown followed by a seven-yard touchdown from Graham Mertz to Jake Ferguson.

In the second quarter, Collin Larsh converted two field goal attempts to give the Badgers a 20-6 lead before halftime. After the intermission, there would be only one score left in the game between the two teams produced by Arizona State’s Daniyel Ngata in the third quarter.

On offense, Mertz threw an effective 11/15 pass for 137 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Braelon Allen had his work cut out to finish the contest with 159 yards on 29 carries. Finally, the Badgers had three pass catchers who had at least 30 receiving yards through Ferguson, Markus Allen and Chimere Dike.

Wisconsin ends the 2021 season with a 20-13 win over the Sun Devils at the Las Vegas Bowl and a 9-4 overall season record.

Men’s basketball:

The Badgers were red with substantial wins over No. 3 Purdue, No. 16 Ohio State, Iowa, Maryland and Northwestern.

Sophomore guard Johnny Davis is having a breakout season that explains Wisconsin’s success averaging 22.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Davis is atop the Naismith College Player of the Year rankings after lighting up Northwestern for 27 points while shooting 80% from three.

Senior guard Brad Davison has been another key contributor for the Badgers this season averaging 15.4 points and displaying his veteran leadership night after night. Wisconsin went from unranked all the way to No. 11 in recent college basketball rankings thanks to a 15-3 record on the season so far.

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Women’s Hockey:

The defending national champions have been dominant throughout the season (18-3-3) ranking as the best team in the country for weeks. But, they went 2-2-1 over the winter break with misses against Minnesota.

While losing is a rarity for this prestigious women’s hockey team, there’s certainly nothing to worry about right now. This team is led by second-year forward Casey O’Brien who has racked up an impressive 21 goals and 18 assists in the season so far.

Other top contributors to Wisconsin’s success this season include senior forward Daryl Watts (16 goals and 19 assists) as well as sophomore forward Makenna Webster (15 goals and 20 assists).

Next up for the Badgers includes an upstate expedition in Minnesota consisting of games with St. Cloud State, St. Thomas, Duluth and Minnesota State Mankato.

Men’s Hockey:

Over the past month, the men’s hockey team has managed to post a 3-3-2 record with a pair of wins over Michigan State and one over Yale in the Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off bringing the annual record to 8 -15-3.

Sophomore forward Mathieu De St. Phalle has paved the way for the Badgers over the winter break, scoring four goals in the past month and leading the team with seven this year.

Other key contributors this season include second-year forward Carson Bantle and senior forward Brock Caufield. Each has compiled six goals on the year and five combined over an eight-game streak. As for the team leaders in total assists, senior forward Tarek Baker and freshman defender Corson Ceulemans lead the way with 12 apiece through the first 26 games.

After the game against the Michigan Wolverines on the weekend of January 28, Wisconsin will travel to Columbus to face the Buckeyes on February 4-5.

Wrestling:

The Badger wrestling team enjoyed season-long success with a 7-1 record and ranked No. 8 in the recent NCAA rankings.

Since Dec. 29, Wisconsin has placed third at the Illinois Matmen Open and picked up key victories over a grueling streak of ranked opponents, including No. 12 Northwestern, No. 16 Rutgers and the No. 14 Minnesota.

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Women’s basketball:

Marisa Moseley’s team has failed to live up to expectations as they have gone 5-13 so far and 2-4 since Jan. 5, earning conference wins over Rutgers and Penn State.

In the recent win over Penn State, 5-foot-8 guard Katie Nelson had 24 points on a superb shooting night 7-10 from the floor, including 4-6 on three and 6-6 on free throws while adding six rebounds. , three assists and three steals in a record 40 minutes played.

Coincidentally, Nelson wasn’t the only Badger to hit the 20+ point mark in the contest as 6-foot junior guard Julie Pospíšilovà continued her consistent scoring (14.6 ppg) with 23 points in 39 minutes played.

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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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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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Arizona No.9 defeats Washington after extended hiatus https://satgtu.org/arizona-no-9-defeats-washington-after-extended-hiatus/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 03:45:36 +0000 https://satgtu.org/arizona-no-9-defeats-washington-after-extended-hiatus/ Ben Mathurin scored 27 points, Christian Koloko added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the No.9 Arizona came back from an extended break to beat Washington 95-79 on Monday night. The Wildcats (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12) moved the ball well offensively in their first game in 16 days, shooting 55% and finishing with 28 assists on […]]]>


Ben Mathurin scored 27 points, Christian Koloko added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the No.9 Arizona came back from an extended break to beat Washington 95-79 on Monday night.

The Wildcats (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12) moved the ball well offensively in their first game in 16 days, shooting 55% and finishing with 28 assists on 33 shots taken.

Kerr Kriisa finished with 21 points and Arizona was 12 for 25 of 3 for their best start since the 2015-16 season opener 13-1.

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The Wildcats were a little fragile dealing with the ball for the second straight game, with 21 turnovers that Washington converted to 25 points and allowed them to hang around despite struggling around the perimeter.

Washington (5-6, 0-1) had played two games since November 27 due to COVID-19 concerns before Monday, including its own hiatus that led to a postponement of a December 2 game in Arizona.

Terrell Brown Jr. had a great night against his former team, scoring 28 points in the arena where he played last season. Emmitt Matthews Jr. added 16 points, but the rest of the Huskies struggled to find the mark, finishing 7 for 24 on the 3-point arc.

Arizona hadn’t played since its first loss of the season, 77-73 at No.18 to Tennessee on Dec. 18. The Wildcats were supposed to play No. 7 in USC and No. 5 in UCLA last week, but those have been postponed due to COVID-19 issues with both programs.

Arizona goalie Dalen Terry (4) shoots a three-point basket against Washington in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz on Monday, Jan.3, 2022.
(Rebecca Sasnett / Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Free time didn’t seem to bother the nation’s top-rated team shooting form. Arizona had a good offensive flow early on, coming out in transition and working the ball around the Washington area for open looks. The Wildcats used a 13-0 run to move up 24-10 and continued to shoot, including Mathurin’s windmill dunk in transition.

Arizona shot 17 of 28 and scored eight 3-pointers in the first half.

The only fragile area: turnarounds. The Wildcats had 17 in the loss to Tennessee, in large part due to relentless pressure from the Flights.

The 10 first-half turnovers against Washington were mostly self-inflicted, many on passes in crowded areas. The Huskies scored 17 points on the turnovers to stay 49-41 at halftime.

Arizona continued to throw reckless passes that were easily picked up and didn’t shoot as well in the second half, allowing Washington to linger. Matthews hit a 3-point corner on an offensive rebound to bring the Huskies down to 72-65, but that was the closest they’d get.

Koloko dunked Matthews for a three-pointer play on Mathurin’s alley-oop, then Mathurin scored 85-72 with a 3-point wing with 4.5 minutes remaining.

BIG PICTURE

Washington created some problems for the Wildcats with quick hands on defense, but had another half-hearted shooting performance in a season that was filled with them.

Arizona was superb in handing the ball over to their shooters. The Wildcats just need to stop giving the ball to the other team.

FOLLOWING

Washington: Play Utah on Thursday.

Arizona: At its rival Arizona State on Saturday.


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WBB Preview | Sycamores Head to Western Kentucky to Kick Thanksgiving Road Trip https://satgtu.org/wbb-preview-sycamores-head-to-western-kentucky-to-kick-thanksgiving-road-trip/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 22:24:11 +0000 https://satgtu.org/wbb-preview-sycamores-head-to-western-kentucky-to-kick-thanksgiving-road-trip/ History links HIGH EARTH, Ind. – State of Indiana hits the road for a pageant trio during the Thanksgiving break as Sycamores travel to western Kentucky and southern Georgia this coming weekend. The four-day trip will include a contest on Wednesdays in Western Kentucky, while the State of Indiana Friday through Saturday will participate in […]]]>


HIGH EARTH, Ind. – State of Indiana hits the road for a pageant trio during the Thanksgiving break as Sycamores travel to western Kentucky and southern Georgia this coming weekend. The four-day trip will include a contest on Wednesdays in Western Kentucky, while the State of Indiana Friday through Saturday will participate in the GATA Turkey Throwdown hosted by Georgia Southern.

The Sycamores face Western Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon with a noon ET kick-off in Bowling Springs, Ky. At EA Diddle Arena. The game will be broadcast live on CUSA.TV as well as 105.5 The Legend.

In the first three games of the 2021-22 season, Indiana State left its mark on the defensive side of the ball. The Sycamores enter the week in seventh overall in the NCAA standings in forced turnovers (26.33) and 10th in interceptions per game (14.0), leading the Missouri Valley in both categories. Indiana State also has a rebound margin of +2.0, which also leads the conference.

Four distinct Sycamores are listed among the national leaders in interceptions per game with Anna mckendree (3.00) ranking 44th in the NCAA and leading the MVC in the category at the start of the 2021-22 season. Caitlin anderson (2.67) and Marie Hunter (2.67) are also in the NCAA top 100, while Nathalie Lalic (2.00) is ninth in the conference for interceptions.

The Sycamores enter the week after suffering back-to-back losses to Saint Louis and Eastern Illinois after a season opener win over Stephens (Mo.). Adrian people has been the offensive glow for Indiana State in the first three games and is among the league leaders in points (18.3) and rebounds (6.7) per game, while shooting 91.7% (11 of 12) from the free throw line. Del’Janae Williams (10.3) is also recording double-digit average scores and has been the team’s main three-point threat with six triples this year.

McKendree, Hunter and Lalic have all been the playmakers with the ball in hand this year, with the trio entering the weekend tied for the team lead with 2.3 assists per game. McKendree’s 10 interceptions lead the team, while five different players have recorded one blocked shot over the year.

About Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky enters Wednesday’s contest with a 2-3 overall season record after Sunday’s 96-59 victory over Kentucky State. The Hilltoppers also earned an 86-76 victory over North Carolina A&T in the first round of the WNIT preseason to mark their two wins of the year.

Meral Abdelgawad leads the WKU offense with 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game at the start of the 2021-22 season. The senior keeper also leads the team with 16 total interceptions and is second on the team with 12 assists in the first five games. Mya Meredith is also in double digits for WKU with 10.6 points per game, while Macey Blevins is the team’s main three-point threat with 12 conversions over the year.

Defensively, Teresa Faustino is second on the team with 14 total interceptions, while Selma Kulo managed five of the Hilltoppers’ 13 blocked shots.

Series review – Western Kentucky

The Indiana State – Western Kentucky series dates back to 1977, and Wednesday’s contest marks the first time the two teams have faced each other in court since 1990. Three of the four contests were held in Bowling Green, Ky., Including the inaugural contest. and Sycamore’s only win in the series was Jan. 8, 1977, when ISU dominated WKU, 80-69. Since then, Western Kentucky has won three straight wins, including the last game on Dec. 4, 1990, 86-71.

Calendar of opponents for the first time / non-conference
Indiana State’s 2021-22 non-conference schedule will feature an equal mix of familiar faces and newcomers to the field this season as the Sycamores take on five opponents for the first time, while taking on six familiar enemies this year. Indiana State has an overall winning record (56-36) against their non-conference list this year with their longest-running rivalry against Eastern Illinois (38-24). The ISU also has an all-time winning record against five of the six familiar teams on the non-conference calendar, including a victory in their only game against Nebraska in 1994.

Some of the five newcomers on the 2021-22 schedule include the home games against the home opener against Stephens (Mo.) and the December 14 game against Illinois Chicago. The Sycamores will travel to IPFW on December 20 in their final game before the holidays, while ISU will face Jacksonville State and Georgia Southern in the GATA Turkey Showdown during Thanksgiving Break in Statesboro, Ga.

Other home games for the Sycamores this season include a home game Nov. 17 against Eastern Illinois, Dec. 4 against Western Michigan and Dec. 14 against Illinois Chicago. The Sycamores travel to Saint Louis (November 14), Western Kentucky (November 24), Chicago State (December 1) and Nebraska (December 11) to wrap up the non-conference portion of the program.

Pre-season survey
Indiana state was selected ninth overall in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason women’s basketball poll, as announced by the conference board on Tuesday morning. Sycamores received 102 points in total in the poll as voted on by conference coaches, sports information directors and the media.

The Sycamores return four starters from last season’s squad which finished 5-15 overall with a 2-12 score in MVC play. Sommer Pitzer, Caitlin anderson, Marie Hunter, and Adrian people come back to represent 83.6% of the top five goalscorers of the year, while nine returners in total highlight the upcoming roster for the 2021-22 season.

Missouri State was ranked preseason favorite in the MVC, with the Bears receiving 362 points and 35 votes for first place. Drake (top two spots, 316 points) and Northern Iowa (top three spots, 298 points) round out the top three in the poll.

Follow the Sycamores
For the latest information on Sycamore Women’s Basketball, visit GoSycamore.com. You can also find the team on social networks, in particular Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. Fans can also receive updates on Sycamore Athletics by downloading the March On app from the App Store and the Google play store.



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Touchpoint Group Holdings Anno – GuruFocus.com https://satgtu.org/touchpoint-group-holdings-anno-gurufocus-com/ Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:02:18 +0000 https://satgtu.org/touchpoint-group-holdings-anno-gurufocus-com/ An important step in preparing for the start of the 2022 season First event since 2019 scheduled for May 2022 MIAMI, November 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Touchpoint Group Holdings, Inc. (TGHI), a digital media and technology holding company, today announced that its subsidiary AIR RACE has successfully hosted a training camp for its latest […]]]>


An important step in preparing for the start of the 2022 season

First event since 2019 scheduled for May 2022

MIAMI, November 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Touchpoint Group Holdings, Inc. (TGHI), a digital media and technology holding company, today announced that its subsidiary AIR RACE has successfully hosted a training camp for its latest selection of AIR RACE world championship competitors at its Sywell airfield base , UK. The five-day training camp, which included both simulated and real AIR RACE components, was conducted with special clearance from the aviation authorities to allow low-altitude operations.

AIR RACE World Championship is a racing format originally developed by Red Bull under the name Red Bull Air Race. It was founded in 2003 and has hosted 94 Championship Series races around the world. It drew viewers in 187 countries and aired to an audience of over 230 million viewers with over 2.3 billion media impressions worldwide in its final season. It is the largest live sporting event in the world, drawing over a million spectators to a single air race on multiple occasions in cities such as Porto and Barcelona.

Touchpoint plans to use its audience engagement expertise through its app development to enhance the audience experience, while creating new verticals that generate revenue for races, including festivities and events. games.

The AIR RACE World Championship will build on the important legacy left by the Red Bull Air Race and is well positioned to host one of the world’s most exciting and innovative global sporting events, focused on the technology of the future. , innovation, clean energy and the spectator experience. A video presentation is available here.

The season opener is slated to take place in May 2022 and 7 races are scheduled throughout the 2022 season in iconic locations in Egypt, Greece, Portugal, UK, Russia, Indonesia and the Middle -East. Twelve elite racing teams have already signed up for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 racing seasons, with twelve other challengers riders competing in the new second tier Aero series, including some of the newest and greatest graduates of the Air Race Academy. Red Bull maintains its interest in the World Championship Series with the continued sponsorship of former world champion Martin Sonka in the Elite Series.

AIR RACE is designed to push the boundaries of modern air racing and will provide a platform that supports and showcases the latest technological developments in green energy and advanced air mobility. New racing categories to be introduced include electric airplanes, EVTOLs (vertical take-off and landing) and JetPacks. Led by Willie Cruickshank as Race Series Director, the company’s core team have considerable knowledge and experience, all of which have been instrumental in the development and running of the Red Bull Air Race. A former Royal Air Force squadron commander, Willie was previously the head of aviation and sports at Red Bull.

Nalin Jay, CEO of AIR RACE Limited, commented: “We are extremely happy to announce the end of the training event, which saw both our elite pilots and our new generation of SR2 pilots pilot a AIR RACE track from our base in Sywell, UK. What was especially nice was seeing the next generation of young male and female drivers test their skills on the racetrack – we will no doubt see some very exciting races in 2022. It was also a great opportunity for everyone. key vendors, race track operations staff and senior management from AIR RACE to meet and plan next year’s race schedule.

“The training camp event is the first event planned in the run-up to the AIR RACE World Championship events for 2022. I would like to thank Willie and his AIR RACE operations team for their professionalism, attention to detail and their security in the success of the event. We are all looking forward to racing again in 2022. ”

Willie Cruickshank, Race Series Director for Air Race Limited, commented: “After having had an extended hiatus from AIR RACING due to Covid-19, it was fantastic to see the racing planes on the track again and to assist the next generation of young, talented aerobatic pilots having their first experience flying at high speed, high g-force in the demanding, ultra-low environment of AIR RACE. AIR RACE training camp was a big step in our return to racing program next year, and I am delighted with the progress we are making.

Additional details about the transaction can be found in the company’s Form 8-K, which has been filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

About Touchpoint Group Holdings.

Touchpoint Group Holdings Inc. is a digital media and technology acquisition and software company. For more information, see http://touchpointgh.com/.

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BRT unveils special Sydney SuperNight livery https://satgtu.org/brt-unveils-special-sydney-supernight-livery/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 21:10:00 +0000 https://satgtu.org/brt-unveils-special-sydney-supernight-livery/ Ford Mustang # 3 Tim Slade will sport a special unique livery when the Repco Supercars Championship returns to the spotlight at Sydney Motorsport Park later this month. The # 3 CoolDrive Racing Ford Mustang will receive new naming rights support from Dayco October 29-31 at Bunnings Trade Sydney SuperNight. “We’re definitely going to stand […]]]>


Ford Mustang # 3

Tim Slade will sport a special unique livery when the Repco Supercars Championship returns to the spotlight at Sydney Motorsport Park later this month.

The # 3 CoolDrive Racing Ford Mustang will receive new naming rights support from Dayco October 29-31 at Bunnings Trade Sydney SuperNight.

“We’re definitely going to stand out in Sydney – especially under the lights, because this reflective livery design is fantastic,” Slade said.

“It’s great that Dayco is stepping up as we finally get back to racing, bringing an exciting new look to our CoolDrive Mustang.

“It’s been a long wait for the fans and I can’t wait to end the 2021 season as strong as possible.”

Dayco will take the naming rights on # 3 for an event

To get the most out of night racing in Sydney, the team will use a new, highly reflective material developed by Cartrek Sign & Design that follows the contours of the Ford Mustang.

Team co-owner Tim Blanchard said he was eager to resume the season.

The return to racing later this month will be the first of four back-to-back events at Sydney Motosport Park October 29-31, November 6-7, November 13-14 and November 19-21.

“I can’t wait to get back to racing after a long break,” he said.

“It’s going to be quick until the end of the season. We’ve had a lot of time to think about it and prepare, but once we get started everything will be on deck and in full swing.

“Part of the excitement of getting back on track is extending the partnership with Dayco for the first weekend in Sydney.

“They’ve been on board all year, but I can’t wait for them to take the lead in car naming rights for our first weekend in Sydney.”

Tim Slade ranks 17th in the championship

Team principal Brendan Hogan added: “It’s great to have Dayco on board for Sydney’s first night race. They’ve been supporting CoolDrive for a long time, so it’s great to have them on the car in full livery.

“Going back to Sydney Motorsport Park is obviously a good thing for us. I’ve been hanging out on a racetrack for a few months now so it’s great to be able to start the season over with a nightly event and that should be really good for all of our supporters and fans.

Slade sits 17th in the Drivers’ Championship with five events to go in 2021.

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