Men’s Soccer Blanks Northern Illinois, 4-0, in Final Exhibition

first_img“We are delighted with the performance and result today,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “It is always great to see the work from the training field transfer over to our game day performance, which is a credit to the guys for their application. We were purposeful and intentional with our possession and very dynamic in our movement in the final third.” Junior Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.), freshman Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa), sophomore Antonio Sanchez (Iowa City, Iowa) and freshman Alex Andersen (Iowa City, Iowa) all scored for Drake. It is the third goal of the preseason for Enzugusi and the first for each of the other three Bulldogs. Jaimes’ goal was the game’s first as it came off a nice corner kick play. Redshirt sophomore Alex Peterson (St. Cloud, Minn.) headed the corner by freshman Erik Sigman (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jaimes then headed the ball past the NIU goalkeeper, Drew Donnally, in the 23rd minute (23:04). It remained 1-0 until Enzugusi stole ball from the Huskies in the 54th minute (54:38) and blasted it past new NIU goalkeeper Konrad Dziedzic. Later, Enzugusi assited Sanchez in the 70th minute (70:46). Andersen’s goal came late in the match in the 87th minute (87:14). “Great to see a number of different players get on the score sheet and from all areas of the field, Smith said. “Also, delighted for young Caden as this was his first clean sheet in college soccer. We are in good form and looking forward to use this next week to prepare for a tough game on the road to Xavier.”DRAKEPrint Friendly Version As a team, Drake tallied 15 shots to 11 by NIU. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Cade McCullough (Evansville, Ind.) played the whole game and recorded five saves. DES MOINES, Iowa – Four different players scored goals for the Drake University men’s soccer team in a 4-0 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday afternoon at the Cownie Soccer Complex. The shutout over the Huskies is the final exhibition for the Bulldogs who will open the regular season at Xavier on Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.last_img read more

Jimmy Butler’s week: A baby, a Heat debut and a first win

first_imgPriority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. When they arrived for work Tuesday, Butler was beyond energetic.“He was running around in shootaround like it was a playoff game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.Butler is going through all the new-dad issues: Jagged sleep cycle, juggling training time with family time, fussing over the new mom and new baby — all that happening while he was waiting to get his first Heat season underway.Obviously, he has no complaints.“I started looking a life different a long time ago, but I definitely look at it way differently now,” Butler said. “I feel like every time I leave the house, every time I hop in the car, any time I do anything I’m like, ‘Yo, I’ve got to make it home.’ And I look forward to having that feeling for the rest of my life.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Getting the distinction of being the last Miami starter to be introduced — a role that Dwyane Wade held for the majority of his Heat tenure, the honor that typically goes to the player deemed to be the face of the franchise — Butler has finally gotten onto the court with his new team.The debut went well: He scored 21 points, made his first four shots and the Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 112-97. And afterward, he was going home to his newborn daughter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“All good things,” Butler said. “We won. Obviously, I’m a father. But I’m blessed beyond measure. I get to play basketball with some incredible guys, for an incredible organization. Life is good right now.”The baby’s name is Rylee — pronounced the same way that Heat President Pat Riley pronounces his last name. Mother and baby are both doing perfectly, Butler said. View comments What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay?center_img Rice industry paralysis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ ONE: Ramon Gonzales out to make amends after hydration mishap Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ LATEST STORIES “I know I can handle it,” Butler said. “It’s fun. Hell, I get to be a dad and I get to hoop.”Rylee, however, has no grasp yet on when the NBA season starts. She was due in mid-October. She didn’t arrive until Oct. 23 — which was opening night for the Heat, and that meant her dad was going to have to wait a few days to get onto the floor.And as the days of waiting went on and on, Butler started to suspect Rylee would pick opening night for her debut of sorts.“I just had a feeling that God was going to show me what’s truly important in life,” Butler said.The Heat more than held it down without him: They were 2-1 in the three games Butler watched from home to open the season.ADVERTISEMENT Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) goes to the basket as Atlanta Hawks center Damian Jones (30) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Miami. Miami won 112-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI— A late-arriving baby. A delayed Miami debut. A lot of lost sleep.Jimmy Butler’s first official week with the Heat was certainly one he won’t forget.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!last_img read more

4 incidents, 2 deadly, raise questions about Navy operations

first_imgBANGKOK (AP) — One major U.S. Navy collision may be an accident, two a coincidence. But analysts say the deadly incidents involving the USS John S. McCain this week and USS Fitzgerald in June call for thorough investigations to restore confidence in a Navy considered the world’s best.There were two more minor accidents involving Navy warships earlier this year. A commander says the four “cannot be viewed in isolation.”The Navy has ordered an “operational pause,” which one analyst said makes sense “to explore what on Earth is happening.”Another expert says the incidents raise the question of whether Navy forces are stretched too thin.It is still unclear how the collision occurred early Monday between the USS McCain and a tanker off Singapore, leaving 10 American sailors missing and five injured.last_img read more

ExpoViajes helps Ticos travel the world

first_imgWith its pristine beaches, vivid rain forests and active wildlife, Costa Rica is many a tourist’s dream of the perfect travel destination. Tourism has dominated the Costa Rican economy since 1999, when it surpassed agriculture as the nation’s largest economic sector.But despite living in what some consider paradise, more and more Ticos are leaving the country to travel than ever before. From 2011-2012, the number of flights leaving Costa Rica increased by more than 1,000, and according to Leonel Bonilla, executive director of Costa Rica’s first-ever ExpoViajes travel fair, the demand is clear.According to the Costa Rican Tourism Board and the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, 717,000 Costa Ricans traveled out of the country in 2011. The top two destinations for Ticos were Panama and the United States, respectively. More than 407,000 Ticos traveled to a destination in Central America last year, while almost 200,000 Costa Ricans chose North America.“It is just human nature to want to see the world,” Bonilla said. “We live in a beautiful country but most people want to travel and see the world.”Starting Friday, ExpoViajes will feature 96 businesses related to international travel. The expo will bring together airlines, travel agencies, international hotel chains, insurance companies, car-rental companies and other businesses to show off their offerings. Attendees also will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets to fund their travels from banks at the expo. “We want ExpoViajes to be a tool for people who want to travel to plan their vacation,” Bonilla said. “So many people think that traveling is too expensive or takes too much time; we want to show them that it is possible.”In addition to the expo, the event will host presentations to help people plan their vacations. The U.S. Embassy will lead a discussion on what steps to take to visit the United States, and representatives from different travel destinations worldwide will give presentations on what their areas have to offer tourists.The fair will be held at the Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel and Convention Center, three miles south of the Juan Santamaría International Airport. It opens to the public at 2 p.m. on Friday and will continue through Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. “We are expecting around 6,000 people at the event,” Bonilla said. “Our goal is that these people walk away educated about what all their options are.”Find out more at www.expoviajes.co.cr (Spanish only) or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/expoviajescostarica. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more