Texas topples Troy in Rose Bowl

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Vince Young and Texas are second no more to Southern California and its Heisman Trophy twins, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart. With the national championship down to a final play, Young scrambled for an 8-yard touchdown on fourth down with 19 seconds left and the No. 2 Longhorns stunned the top-ranked Trojans 41-38 in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday night. The high-scoring game everyone expected to see broke out in the second half _ yet it was a defensive stop that was the key for Texas. The Longhorns stuffed LenDale White on a fourth-and-2 at midfield with 2:09 left, giving them a final chance. Young, bitterly disappointed at losing the Heisman to Bush, wound up with the ultimate revenge. On a night when he ran for 200 yards and passed for 267 more, he capped a performance that Texas fans will remember forever by scoring the final TD and running for a 2-point conversion. “It’s so beautiful,” Young said as he received the MVP crystal. “Don’t you think that’s beautiful? It’s coming home all the way to Austin, Texas.” With the two highest scoring teams in the country, many figured it would come down to which team had the ball last. Almost. Trying for its unprecedented third straight title, USC crossed midfield one more time. But on the last play of the game, Leinart’s pass sailed high over Dwayne Jarrett’s head around the 25 and USC’s 34-game winning streak was over. Texas players streamed onto the field with the Longhorns’ first outright national title since 1969. Young stood on the sideline in a sea of falling confetti, arms raised toward the crowd, and senior tackle William Winston unfurled a big, white Longhorns flag. The Longhorns (13-0) won their 20th in a row, overcoming the 38-26 lead USC (12-1) held with 4 1/2 minutes left. USC players looked startled. Some put their hands to their heads, others took off their helmets. “Well, we couldn’t stop them when we had to,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “The quarterback ran all over the place. “This is their night,” he said. “It’s wonderful doing what we’ve been doing. We didn’t get it done.” Said Leinart: “I still think we’re a better football team, they just made the plays in the end.” last_img read more

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Education post goes to Clegg

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – What began as a stint on a local school improvement council more than 17 years ago has evolved into a passion for one Canyon Country man who will now help shape national education policies. Kerry Clegg was elected to the National School Board Association last week and will serve as one of three directors representing the Pacific region. The nationwide organization lobbies Congress on issues from No Child Left Behind to funding for public schools. The 58-year-old first got into education through a committee under the local PTA to stay in touch with the Sulphur Springs Union School District in Canyon Country where his five children eventually attended. He’s now serving his fifth term on its school board. “It’s been a fascinating experience to get involved and try to make local education more effective,” Clegg said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHis focus these days lies in two areas – science and career-technical education. Both could use a boost in high schools to make students more competitive with the rest of the world, he said. Clegg, who grew up during the Cold War, said his high school and college years were heavily influenced by science education. But he doesn’t see the subject making the same impression on students today, in part because graduation requirements and instructional time have been cut back over the years, due to both a lack of teachers and overcrowded schools. He saw this with his three sons who, during their senior years in high school, had only three or four academic classes on their schedules, because they had already fulfilled their graduation requirements. But he said that was no excuse for not taking more rigorous class loads. He wants to see students spending more time in the classroom and taking more years of science, math and foreign language before graduation. “They don’t realize that when competing against China, the kids there go to school from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day,” he said. “That’s what we’re competing with, yet our kids are not doing the same level of instructional time.” With his other concentration on career-technical education, Clegg said there needs to be improvements to they way it’s taught in high school, and that it’s been overlooked in schools for too long. “It leads to computer technology, water-engineering technology – even the construction industry is not low-tech anymore,” he said. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bale willing to make Man United move, Atletico want Vardy and Sanchez? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Gareth Bale is willing to move to Manchester United in the summer if Real Madrid finally decide to sell him. (Independent)Jamie Vardy and Alexis Sanchez are on Atletico Madrid’s list of striker targets for this summer, as the club will seek to make a signing that both enlivens the attack and adds even more excitement ahead of the move to their new Estadio La Peineta home. (Independent)Brighton are plotting an ambitious move for Liverpool stalwart Lucas Leiva. Chris Hughton wants to bring in top-flight ready players ahead of Brighton’s first Premier League campaign next season. And versatile Brazilian Leiva, 30, who is out of contract this summer, has been discussed as a potential signing. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are tracking Bournemouth defender Adam Smith. The Blues sent a scout to watch him produce a starring performance in the 2-2 draw against Stoke last Saturday and they will run the rule over him again against Burnley tomorrow. (The Sun)Chelsea want to bring Germany Under-17 star Jann-Fiete Arp to Stamford Bridge this summer. The Blues have been keeping tabs on the Hamburg forward for over six months. (Daily Mirror)West Brom hope to agree a compensation fee with Leeds for Charlie Taylor to avoid going to a tribunal. Baggies boss Tony Pulis has confirmed his interest in Taylor, who is out of contract at Elland Road, and is prepared to offer between £3million and £5million for the left-back. (Daily Mirror)Jesus Navas has been offered a new deal to stay at Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)Middlesbrough have made a £300,000 offer for Hartlepool winger Nathan Thomas. League One champions Sheffield United made an offer earlier this week, which was accepted by Hartlepool. However, Boro have made a bid to keep Thomas in the north east. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Martin Keown expects Arsenal’s late charge for a top four finish to end in failure Martin Keown says Arsenal should do everything to keep Alexis Sanchez this summer – but has suggested he would be happy to see Mesut Ozil goJuventus and Napoli are best placed to land Liverpool target Mattia De Sciglio in the summer Barcelona have made contact about a move for Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu, according to reports in SpainTorino director Gianluca Petrachi says Andrea Belotti won’t be joining AC Milan this summer – claiming only a ‘top club’ can tempt the striker awayEverton are interested in AC Milan midfielder Juraj Kucka, but face competition for his signature from Torinolast_img read more

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Newcastle target reveals move to England is ’90 per cent complete’

first_img1 Afriyie Acquah has confirmed he is closing in on a move to an English club this summer, amid links with Newcastle United.The 25-year-old Torino midfielder’s future has been the subject of much speculation and he is expected to leave the Serie A club during this transfer window.Newcastle are said to be interested in the Ghanaian and it seems he could be moving to England after confirming he is in talks with an English club.Acquah added that, while negotiations are ongoing, a move could be completed very soon.“Yes, it is very likely I will be moving to England”, he told FootballMadeInGhana.com. “It is 90 per cent complete, but we are still talking, once we finish, I am sure an announcement will be made.??“It has been a dream of mine to play in England and I am very close to achieving this.” Afriyie Acquah last_img read more

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IT’S THEM! COUPLE FROM DONEGAL COLLECT THEIR €12M CHEQUE FROM LOTTO HEADQUARTERS

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A couple from Co Donegal has collected a cheque for over €12m from the National Lottery.They won the midweek jackpot with a €12 quick-pick ticket bought at the American House shop in Bundoran.The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, told National Lottery staff that they have nothing definite planned for their winnings yet. A spokesman for the Lotto told Donegal Daily “Yes, the couple have collected their cheque and we can confirm they are from Co Donegal.”No other details of the couple have been released in a bid to keep their identity secret.Special has mounted since yesterday that a soldier based at Finner Camp owned the winning ticket.Saturday’s Lotto jackpot stands at a guaranteed €2m.  IT’S THEM! COUPLE FROM DONEGAL COLLECT THEIR €12M CHEQUE FROM LOTTO HEADQUARTERS was last modified: June 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaljackpotlottolast_img read more

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TRUCK DRIVER HAS MIRACULOUS ESCAPE AFTER LORRY SLIPS OFF ROAD IN HEAVY FROST

first_imgThe lorry which went off the road in West Donegal this morning.A truck driver had a miraculous escape after his lorry slid off a road in West Donegal.It was one of a number of crashes today which occurred after a heavy frost set in across the county.The condition of minor roads are described as “dangerous” with particular care being advised around Letterkenny, Buncrana and on the Glen Road between Loughanure and Annagry that branches off the main N56. Motorists travelling to Loughanure from Annagry are advised that the crossroads junction in Loughanure is extremely slippy with cars sliding on the the main N56.The articulated lorry went off the road at Crónasealg just outside Dungloe, while cars are reported off at lower Loughanure and in the wider Dungloe area.The driver of the articulated lorry was treated at the scene in the early hours for shock and minor injuries.Major traffic delays and diversions can be expected on this main route on the Lettermacaward side of Dungloe when efforts begin to get the lorry back on the road. It is lying on its side in the bog and as a result it is understood a crane will be required as part of the recovery operation. TRUCK DRIVER HAS MIRACULOUS ESCAPE AFTER LORRY SLIPS OFF ROAD IN HEAVY FROST was last modified: December 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranacrashdungloeice warningletterkennylorryLoughanurelast_img read more

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Crested Cranes eye semi finals spot in COSAFA

first_img Tags: 2018 COSAFA Women’s championshipcrested cranesfaridah bulegatop The Cranes have managed four points from a possible six so far (Photo by FUFA Media)COSAFA Women’s Championship 2018Uganda vs ZimbabweWolfson Stadium, Port ElizabethMonday, 17-09-18PORT ELIZABETH – The Uganda Crested Cranes will be out for all three points when they take on group L leaders Zimbabwe in the COSAFA Women’s championships on Monday afternoon.Faridah Buleg’s side goes into the fixture knowing that only a win will guarantee them a spot in the last four of the competition.The Cranes seat second in Group C with four points from two games and with Cameroon and Botswana who occupy second in the other groups having three points each, victory will see Uganda qualify for the semis either as group leaders or the best runner-up.However, it will not be an easy task against a side that has won both its opening two games of the competition in Zimbabwe.The South Africans defeated both Namibia and Swaziland and will head into the game against Uganda knowing a point will be enough to see them through.In the last game against Namibia, Cranes coach-Faridah Bulega made five changes to the side that had defeated Swaziland on opening day and it remains to be seen whether more adjustments will be made today.Uganda defeated Swaziland 4-3 in their first game before they were held 0-0 by Namibia on Saturday.The top team from each of the three groups moves on into the semi-finals while the best second-placed side amongst the three runners-ups also qualifies to the last four.The other group C game see Namibia who have one point take on Swaziland (0 points) at the same time at the Gelvandale Stadium.Comments last_img read more

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Warriors rank best among 111 pro sports venues in this category

first_imgNot only are the Warriors usually the most aesthetically pleasing pro sports team to watch in North America, it turns out their food is also easiest on fans’ stomachs.Oracle Arena’s food stations had the lowest amount of high-level health violations reported among 111 NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL venues tested over a two-year period, according to an ESPN Outside The Lines report Thursday.Maybe that data will make the Warriors’ nauseating loss to the Raptors Wednesday night easier for their fans to …last_img

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What will it take for Klay Thompson to return in Game 4?

first_imgOAKLAND – Had the Warriors played Klay Thompson, perhaps he would have offered enough scoring and defense to prevent a 123-109 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Or perhaps Thompson’s tightness in his left hamstring would have worsened.“The whole point was to not risk a bigger injury that would keep him out of the rest of the series. So that was the decision we made, and I feel very comfortable with it,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I …last_img

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Ohio winters offer challenges to pork producers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag NetJust as the change of the season brings about slippery roads and windshields that need scraped before you venture out, the winter months can be the cause of many concerns on Ohio’ hog farms as well. From moisture, to rodents, to bio-security, there is plenty to keep in mind as pig farmers prep barns for livestock.“Because of the wet and damp conditions that Mother Nature gives us this time of year, moisture is more difficult to control,” said Dr. Terri Specht, a veterinarian at Heimerl Farms in Johnstown. “We recommend using a couple days to get the barns warmed up before new pigs come in. Most barns are temperature regulated to keep the pigs comfortable all year round, but it takes a while to get a barn to that 65 degree level in the winter.”As harvest progresses, albeit slowly across the state, those finished corn and soybean fields force some unwelcome guests to look for shelter in those warmed barns. Specht says be sure to have bait stationed around the farm and that the barn is sealed up to prevent any rodents or birds from finding their way in.The late harvest has had a domino effect of pork producers not being able to get their pits pumped and when they finally can, bio-security is a must.“When conditions are right for emptying pits, farmers need to be sure to maintain good traffic and steering clear of other farmers’ foot paths,” Specht said. “Plus, always know who is coming in and out of the barns and keeping that traffic to a minimum.”Specht says she is keeping a close eye of the current events with hog production in China, where an outbreak of African Swine Fever is occurring. She says there are no cases in the U.S. and it needs to stay that way.“There is always a concern for foreign animal disease and we are always on the lookout,” Specht said. “The positive thing for us is that the U.S. swine industry has some very good, well prepared organizations that are really looking into the African Swine Fever issue and are staying ahead of all of the possibilities of how it could get into the U.S. and they are trying to address those before we have any issues.”last_img read more

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