Real Madrid stands before Valencia Basket and rises to the Endesa League coliderato

first_imgThe white workforce is imposed in further time towards the ‘taronja’ (85-78) Picture: EFE Real Madrid has traced towards Valencia Basket (85-78) in the final match of the sixteenth spherical of the Endesa League, by which Pablo Laso’s neutralized the 11-point drawback with which they completed the third quarter to drive the extension and take the victory and the coliderato of the hand of Rudy Fernández, who completed the conflict with 22 factors and 7 of 10 in triples.With out key males like Sergio Llull, Felipe Reyes, Gabriel Deck or Anthony Randolph, the Real Madrid gamers confronted the day of Kings in the WiZink Heart punished, however nonetheless left with a 6-Zero that allowed them to management and destroy the taronja field from triple in the first half (26-19).center_img Nonetheless, the Valencians had been entrusted to Jordan Loyd and Bojan Dubljevic to neutralize the white benefit simply before the break (40-40), which they arrived with a shot by Aaron Doornekamp that the members corrected and gave two to see that he was stepping on the line.It was after the resumption when these of Jaume Ponsarnau took off, from the hand of a Dubljevic who loaded the workforce on the again with seven factors in the third quarter and an Alberto Abalde who grew to become the high scorer of his personal (16) . With this, the visiting workforce confronted the final quarter with 11 objectives forward (56-67).Nonetheless, amongst all emerged the determine of Rudy Fernández, who provided an exhibition of marksmanship from the line of three; the Balearic ‘plugged in’ three triples – seven in the entire sport and 12 of 16 of their final two video games – which, along with the final two defenses of Tavares, compelled the extension (76-76).A way to Ponsarnau and two baskets of three from Rudy himself and Thompkins led Real Madrid to a +7 that might be definitive to resume the path of victory from which they left with the defeat in the Basic of the finish of the yr. The taronja field, in the meantime, can have to look ahead to the subsequent day to know if it may be in the Copa del Rey.last_img read more

Women’s Basketball To Host Loyola In Annual Pink Game On Friday Night

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team is set to host the Loyola Ramblers on Friday evening at the Knapp Center in the program’s annual pink game. The game will broadcast online via ESPN3 with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. 3,000 special pink t-shirts will be handed out to fans and pregame actives will take place for fans on the Knapp Center concourses. Drake enters Friday with a 17-8 overall record and a 10-4 ledger in the Missouri Valley Conference as it looks to snap a two-game losing streak. The Ramblers hold a 13-13 overall record and a 9-6 record in MVC games. The Bulldogs rallied from a 13-point deficit in the first matchup between the two teams on Jan. 31 in Chicago. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored a game-high 25 points, including putting eight points on the scoreboard in a game-turning 15-2 scoring run to end the second quarter, as Drake won by a final score of 81-65. Wendell and her teammates will look to bounce back from two sub-par shooting performances during its current losing streak. Drake, the MVC’s top scoring team at 79.9 points per game and shooting team at 46.7 percent from the floor, has averaged just 63.5 points in the two losses while shooting just 36.8 percent from the floor and making six total three-pointers. Wendell continues to lead the Valley in scoring at 20.3 points per game with freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) and sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) also in the league’s top-15 leaders at 12.8 and 12.6 ppg, respectively. Also averaging double figures is junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) at 10.2 ppg as the Bulldogs are the only MVC team to have four players averaging double-digits. Loyola is led in scoring by junior Taylor Manuel at 15.5 a game with Taylor Johnson (15.5) and Nieka Wheeler (11.1) next. Five of the top seven league leaders in field goal percentage will be on the floor Friday night with league-leader Rhine (62.2) followed by Manuel (57.6), Wheeler (54.6) and Ingle (50.5). Wendell rounds out the group in seventh with a 46.7 clip. Following Friday’s game, Drake hosts Bradley in its final regular season home contest. Prior to the 2 p.m. game, Drake athletics will host a free youth sports clinic at noon in the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility. Following the conclusion of Sunday’s matinee, senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) will be honored for Senior Day.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Liberation lawmaker claims recent Assembly policies limit press freedom

first_imgNational Liberation Party (PLN) lawmaker Rolando González Ulloa on Wednesday morning filed an appeal with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, that challenges a directive by the Legislative Assembly’s directorate prohibiting officials from providing information or statements to the press without approval by the Assembly’s executive director.Assembly President Henry Mora Jiménez, from the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC), and secretaries Jorge Rodríguez Araya and Luis Vásquez Castro, from the Social Christian Unity Party, signed the directive on Dec. 10, 2014. It was disclosed to Assembly officials in an internal memo this week.The memo explains that all information required by members of the media must be approved and channeled through the Assembly’s executive director, Antonio Ayales Esna.“The measure aims to provide effective, official, clear and concise information. It does not intend to block communication bridges. The goal is to maintain order and unity in the delivery of official documentation,” the document states.Vázquez denied that the move limits access to information.“We are enforcing a 2009 agreement that is currently being used in all public offices; we are simply naming an official spokesperson. The move is necessary because some people here have distributed information and documents regarding decisions that haven’t yet been approved,” he said.Earlier on Wednesday, González filed the complaint asking Sala IV justices to revoke the directorate’s policy because “it constitutes a threat to freedom of expression, of accessing information and of the press in our country,” he said at a press conference later that day.González told reporters that the directorate’s latest agreement “is one of 11 consecutive decisions – all related to the government and to PAC and its allies – where threats to press freedom are evident.”The legislator cited a directive by Casa Presidencial last year to filter all public agencies’ communications to the media. He also mentioned criticisms, negative remarks and calls to boycott media outlets made by Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez, PAC President Kattia Martin and former Broad Front Party presidential candidate José María Villalta.In addition, González said he filed a separate appeal with the Sala IV against minister Jiménez for refusing to comply with a request to deliver a report on the log of Casa Presidencial’s incoming and outgoing visitors from December to January.“The Constitutional Chamber will tell us if that information is confidential or not,” the Liberation legislator said. Facebook Comments Related posts:Legislative Assembly reverses order restricting access to information Costa Rican lawmakers reject 2015 budget, Assembly president passes it anyway Less-than-impressive: It’s been a year of few achievements by Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly Setback for Solís: Opposition parties gain control of Costa Rica’s legislative directoratelast_img read more