Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said his knee had been bothering him for a while so he decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday.Federer wrote that doctors “are very confident of a full recovery.” He ended his post by telling his fans “see you on the grass!” as he targets a return for Wimbledon.It’s only the second operation for the 38-year-old Federer — the other was on his left knee in 2016 — and one that is certain to raise questions about his future in tennis.Wimbledon starts June 29.NCAA-PITTSBURGH-VIOLATIONS Update on the latest sports Anderson died in 2008.TOKYO VIRUS-OLYMPIC TEST EVENTSVirus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-onlyTOKYO (AP) — A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear of the spreading virus from China.It’s now limited to only Japanese athletes, with the Olympics just over five months away. With the league eager to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the players in the next few weeks — the current deal runs out in March 2021 — team representatives were summoned to New York to discuss the NFL’s proposal.Among the items in that proposal, according to several people familiar with the negotiations, are a 17-game season, more roster spots, a reduced preseason, and adding a wild-card team in each conference to the playoffs. Also being considered is a second bye week to go with a 17th game, although almost certainly not for the 2020 season. The expansion of the playoffs could occur this year, however.In other NFL news:— Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry has elected to have hip surgery after initially opting not to have the operation. Landry was bothered by his hip all last season, but still finished with a team-leading 83 catches for 1,1174 yards and six touchdowns. He visited a specialist after the season and decided not to have the procedure before changing his mind after playing with pain in the Pro Bowl. The Browns say Landry’s surgery was performed on Tuesday in Minnesota. A Browns spokesman says the team expects Landry to make a complete recovery “for the 2020 season.”— Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will become a free agent for the first time in his 11-year career. He’s coming off a bounce-back season for the longest-tenured player on the team. Griffen has chosen to exercise his option to void the remaining three years on his contract, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The move will clear more than $13 million off the books for 2020 for the salary cap-strapped Vikings. Griffen had eight sacks in 15 games in 2019 after a rough season the year before. University of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claimsANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Another man has come forward to publicly accuse a late University of Michigan physician of sexual abuse decades ago.Gary Bailey said Thursday that Dr. Robert E. Anderson molested him during a medical exam in 1968 or 1969. Bailey says he filed an official complaint with the university at the time but never heard anything back.The university says it has received 22 calls to a hotline since Wednesday when it announced an investigation into Anderson. Police started investigating the onetime director of the University Health Service and physician for the football team in July 2018 after a former student athlete alleged abuse by Anderson in the 1970s. Officials have acknowledged that some university employees were aware of accusations against the doctor prior to a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation. February 20, 2020 The Timberwolves will play Friday against Boston without Towns, who missed the last game prior to the All-Star break on Feb. 12. Towns missed 15 games earlier this season with a left knee injury.Layman, who’s in his first season with Minnesota, was hurt Nov. 18 at Utah. The Timberwolves said Layman will be re-evaluated in one week, meaning he’ll sit out at least four more games. The 6-foot-8 Layman was averaging a career-best 10.5 points over the first 14 games, on a career-high 35.2% shooting from 3-point range.TENNIS-FEDERER-SURGERYRoger Federer has knee surgery, will miss French OpenBASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The two-day test event opens at the new Ariake Arena on Feb. 28 and is relatively obscure — a Paralympic test for boccia, a precision ball sport similar to bocce and related to lawn bowling. It’s the first of 19 remaining test events before the Olympics are to open on July 24.They will be watched closely, as will the start of the torch relay on March 26 in Fukushima, a prefecture devastated nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the meltdown of three nuclear reactors.The test events may reveal what effect the spreading virus is having on Olympic preparations, and the ability of non-Japanese athletes to safely enter Japan. Realmuto will get a raise from $6.05 million to $10 million instead of his $12.4 million request.Arbitrators Gary Kendellen, Jeanne Charles and Richard Bloch made the decision a day after hearing arguments.Obtained from Miami just before spring training last year, Realmuto hit .275 with 25 homers and 83 RBIs, earning his second straight All-Star selection. His hearing was the first for the Phillies since Ryan Howard beat Philadelphia in 2008 and was awarded $10 million — then arbitration record —- over the team’s $7 million.A decision is pending for Arizona pitcher Archie Bradley, whose case was argued Tuesday. Phillies reliever Héctor Neris is the lone player still scheduled for a hearing.In other MLB news: — An attorney for New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese is strongly defending the New Orleans Saints’ public-relations help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis. He says the legal effort to unseal emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those “who had the audacity” to back the church. The remarks came in a court hearing today on the Saints’ request to keep those emails confidential. The hearing comes amid claims the Saints joined the church in a pattern of concealing sexual abuse — an allegation the team denies. A special master is not expected to rule immediately.NBA-TIMBERWOLVES-INJURIESLayman’s long-term injury near end, back at Wolves practiceMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jake Layman was finally cleared Thursday to return to practice, with his absence at 39 straight games and counting because of a sprained left toe.Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, however, does not have that clearance. Nor has there been clarity yet revealed by the Timberwolves about how long his sprained left wrist will keep him out. Pitt hoops, football placed on 3 years’ probation by NCAAINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh football and men’s basketball programs have been placed on probation for three years by the NCAA. The organization says both programs committed a series of violations between 2015 and 2018. The violations centered around both programs exceeding the number of allotted practices during that time.Former men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings was given a three-year show-cause order for his role in the violations. Stallings was fired in 2018 and is currently out of coaching. He must sit out 30% of his new team’s games if he is hired during the three-year window of the show-cause order. Stallings is currently out of coaching.Dan Cage, who was the director of basketball operations during the 2016-17 season, was also given a three-year show-cause order. The NCAA penalized Cage for refusing to participate in an enforcement interview about his involvement in coaching activities as a noncoaching staff member.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DOCTOR-INVESTIGATION Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSPhils beat Realmuto in arbitration; teams lead players 7-4UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies won their arbitration case against All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) on Thursday, putting teams ahead of players 7-4 this year and ensuring clubs will finish with a winning record. — New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino has been shut down from throwing for the second consecutive spring training, this time because of right forearm soreness. Severino, who turned 26 on Thursday, was sidelined until the final weeks of the regular season last year. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Severino has been feeling on and off discomfort since October and has a loose body in his right elbow that the manager said has not been an issue. New York already expects to be without left-hander James Paxton for the first two months of the season following back surgery on Feb. 5.— Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco felt discomfort in his right leg during a spring training workout and is having tests. The 32-year-old Carrasco made an inspiring comeback last season after being diagnosed with leukemia, The Indians say he won’t work out Thursday and the team plans to provide an update on his status on Friday. If Carrasco is out for any period, it will put further strain on Cleveland’s pitching depth. Right-hander Mike Clevinger recently underwent knee surgery and will be out until mid-April.NFL-NEWSNFL owners discuss labor proposalUNDATED (AP) — The NFL’s labor committee met Thursday morning before presenting to the owners the current state of ongoing negotiations with the players’ union on a new labor agreement. Associated Press
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Golden Eaglet coach Emmanuel Amuneke has expressed interest to return to Egyptian giants Zamalek as coach.Zamalek president Mortada Mansour disclosed yesterday that Amuneke has formally asked to coach the team he shone with as a player. “Amuneke contacted us officially asking to take charge of the team, but we are still discussing the matter,” Mansour told ON Sport TV channel.Several other coaches are interested in taking charge of the five-time African champions – former Wadi Degla coach Patrice Carteron of France, Romanian coach Marius Sumudica and Portuguese Jose Romao.Zamalek coach Mohamed Helmi has come under fire after they lost the Cairo Derby to rivals Al Ahly last week.Amuneke joined Zamalek in 1991, winning two league championships before he departed for Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.As a coach, he led Nigeria to win the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile and he was until recently in charge of the country’s U20 team after he assisted Samson Siasia for the Super Eagles AFCON 2017 double header against Egypt in March.He has several top European coaching certificates.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Also, they left out Steph Curry.MORE: Mike DeCourcy’s best games from 31 years of Tournament coverageSo when the list originally came out, we went ahead and ranked them as they should have been. And now, on the occasion of the NCAA Tournament’s 80th anniversary, we’re going to improve it again, by updating it and taking care of a few items originally ignored.One thing that strikes you as you go through this, however, is what an amazing event the NCAA Tournament is to behold annually. It seems every year gives us something we’ll want to relive again and again.40. Oregon starts it all, 1939. The late Richard Boughner, who played for Ohio State on the losing side in the first NCAA title game, once told me that first Final Four didn’t seem like that big a deal at the time. When he looked back on the spectacle the event became, it certainly tickled him to have been there at the start. But even though it was the launching point for America’s greatest sporting event, that weekend in Evanston, Ill., has the feel of the first Super Bowl — essential and important in retrospect, but not as memorable as what came afterward.39. ‘Cuse can’t lose, 1996. Almost as remarkable as the exchange between Syracuse and Georgia over the final 20 seconds of overtime in their Sweet 16 game is that the whistle never blew. No timeouts. No fouls. Just end-to-end action that left fans breathless and elevated John Wallace to Syracuse hero with five late points to pull out the win.38. Andre the giant, 1985. One of the great tournament runs in the game history was the work of Memphis point guard Andre Turner, who made buzzer-beating shots to beat both Alabama-Birmingham and Boston College — he also delivered a 12-point, 12-assist double-double in the regional final against Oklahoma — in helping the Tigers to become the only non-Big East school to crash the 1985 Final Four.37. Rip’s flip, 1998. With just a fraction of a second remaining, UConn’s Richard Hamilton grabbed an offensive rebound with his fingertips and flung it in the goal to beat Washington in a Sweet 16 game. In truth, Hamilton’s greatest moments in the NCAA Tournament came a year later, when he led Connecticut to the championship in a classic against Duke. (The stunning baseline drive by Khalid El-Amin that sealed UConn’s surprising victory probably should have made this list ahead of Hamilton’s buzzer-beater.)36. Who are those guys? 1999. Gonzaga introduced itself to the nation’s basketball consciousness with a run to the Elite Eight that included victories over Minnesota, Florida and Stanford and a near-miss in the regional final against eventual champion UConn. On that foundation, the Zags built a national basketball power.35. The longest days, 2005. Beyond doubt the most elite of all Elite Eights occurred in 2005, when three of the four regional championships went into overtime and the other was a six-point North Carolina win over Wisconsin. Illinois rallied from 15 down with four minutes left to force overtime and defeat Arizona. Louisville clawed out of a 20-point deficit to force overtime and beat West Virginia. Michigan State and Kentucky went to double-overtime before the Spartans emerged.34. What Clougherty saw, 1989. Perhaps the most controversial call in NCAA championship game history occurred when official John Clougherty whistled Seton Hall’s Gerald Greene for bumping Michigan guard Rumeal Robinson off a drive with three seconds left in overtime. Robinson made both free throws, and the Wolverines won their only title. Even Robinson said afterward, “Honestly, I thought it was kind of weak to make that call at that time.” One of the great gentlemen in the game and now the ACC’s officials coordinator, Clougherty told the Raleigh News & Observer years later, “There was contact. … if I had waited, held the whistle, maybe I could have made better judgment on the contact.”SN REMEMBERS:March Madness heartbreakers | Best March Madness memories33. The first shall be last, 2011. When VCU was selected to play in the 2011 NCAA Tournament and assigned to play in the inaugural First Four — which meant it would need five wins to reach the Final Four when most would need four — there were loud protests from several ESPN analysts. Then the Rams won that first game, then another and another on the way to upsetting Kansas in the Elite Eight and earning the Rams’ first Final Four berth.32. Beating a pair of aces, 2012. As of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, there had been only four instances of a No. 15 seed beating a No. 2 in the tournament’s history. Then there were two in a matter of hours. First, Norfolk State over Missouri, and then Lehigh over Duke. “We all believed it, and we showed it on the floor,” Lehigh forward John Adams said. “Everybody bought into that idea that we could beat them. The rest is history.” Absolutely.31. Christian’s first miracle, 1990. Before he launched that shot to beat Kentucky, Duke star Christian Laettner stepped into a 17-footer that gave Duke a 79-78 overtime win over UConn and put the Blue Devils into a third consecutive Final Four.30. By Tate George, 1990. Perhaps we should have known Duke was not dead in its historic game against Kentucky, because Connecticut had even less time to come back against Clemson in a Sweet 16 game. The Huskies had 1.0 second, enough time for George to hit a game-winning jumper.29. By George, 2006. No one doubted Connecticut had the most talented team in the 2005-06 season, but the chemistry was volatile all year — and George Mason took advantage in an overtime regional final victory that made the Patriots the first mid-major to reach the Final Four in 27 years.28. One for Hank, 1990. Following the death of superstar forward Hank Gathers in a conference tournament game a little more than a week earlier, Loyola Marymount entered the NCAA Tournament expected to leave early. Gathers’ longtime friend from Philadelphia, Bo Kimble, chose to honor Gathers by shooting a free throw left-handed. He made it — and Marymount went all the way to the Elite Eight.27. No luck for the Irish, 1981. The model for Edney’s shot might have been the work of BYU All-American guard Danny Ainge, who drove through the Notre Dame defense for a game-winning layup against one of Digger Phelps’ most talented teams.MORE: Top 80 upsets in NCAA Tournament history26. Kicking and screaming, 2001. The celebration of the fourth 15-over-2 upset was about as memorable as the game, when Hampton coach Steve Merfeld dashed across the court after the Pirates defeated Iowa State and was lifted into the air from behind by one of his players.25. A game of inches, 2010. Just a little bit softer on the attempt, and Butler would have been the most improbable champions in the history of American sport. That’s how close Gordon Hayward came to beating Duke with his 45-foot heave.24. No, Big Blue, 2015. One of the most loaded Final Fours ever — three of the teams that made it would have been champions in most any other year — was punctuated by Wisconsin’s 71-64 victory over previously undefeated Kentucky in the national semifinals. UK entered the game 38-0 and was attempting to become the first team in 39 years to win an NCAA championship with a perfect record.23. The dribble handoff, 2008. Memphis coach John Calipari said afterward that he told his players to foul and prevent a game-tying 3-pointer from Kansas, but none of the Tigers really tried. Instead, they tried to defend the Jayhawks straight up — but Sherron Collins’ sloppy, desperate dribble handoff freed Mario Chalmers for the 3-pointer that effectively clinched KU’s third NCAA title. It ended an NCAA Tournament rife with upsets.22. The first 15, 1991. Not once in the early years of the 64-team NCAA Tournament had a No. 15 seed beaten a No. 2, but Richmond made history with its 73-69 victory over Syracuse.21. Edney goes coast-to-coast, 1995. Almost every champion has a close call in the tournament, but not this close. UCLA guard Tyus Edney had to drive the length of the court in 4.8 seconds — through the entire Missouri team — and convert a layup that beat the Tigers.20. The last unbeaten, 1976. The final between Michigan and Indiana wasn’t much to watch, but that was mostly because the Hoosiers were too good for the field. They ended that game as 18-point winners and the season with a 32-0 record that hasn’t been matched since.19. “Knock it in, Michael,” 1982. Those were the words of coach Dean Smith to freshman guard Michael Jordan as North Carolina broke a huddle looking for a basket that would put the Tar Heels ahead of Georgetown in one of the best-played of all NCAA finals. And that’s what Jordan did, from 15 feet on the left wing with 15 seconds left to provide the decisive basket in a 63-62 UNC win.MORE: NCAA Tournament’s impactful scoresBest buzzer-beaters | Best clutch shots18. Pacer, 1998. You’ve seen Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew make the game-winning 3-pointer against Ole Miss — on the inbounds play coach Homer Drew called “Pacer” — almost as many times as you’ve seen the Laettner shot against Kentucky. It’s OK, watch it again.17. Double-OT in Greensboro, 1974. A week after David Thompson crashed to the earth against Pitt and banged his head off the floor, he was flying high again and helped NC State end UCLA’s run of consecutive titles at seven in a thrilling overtime game.16. Bank’s open for Carsen, 2019. When Purdue guard Carsen Edwards banked in a 3-pointer late in the Boilermakers’ South Region final game against No. 1 seed Virginia, it looked as though one of the greatest scoring performances in tournament history would push the team to the Final Four. Alas, Purdue wound up in overtime and fell, leaving Edwards with 139 points over four games — a 34.8 average that was a throwback to the days of Austin Carr.15. Wooden ends with 10, 1975. John Wooden announced to the UCLA players before they faced Kentucky in the 1975 championship game that he would be retiring at its conclusion. The Bruins then went out and won one last title for the most accomplished coach in the game’s history.14. A Smart shot, 1987. Missed Syracuse free throws opened the door for Indiana to come back against the Orange in the national championship game, and Smart barged through with a pull-up jumper from the left corner that won coach Bob Knight’s last of three NCAA titles.13. McGuire’s tears, 1977. As the final seconds ticked down on the 1977 NCAA final between Marquette and North Carolina, as it became clear Marquette would win and send coach Al McGuire into retirement with his only title, McGuire broke down and wept on the bench. No one who saw it will forget it.12. Steph storms the field, 2008. It began with an incredible comeback against Gonzaga. And then Davidson took down Georgetown, and in the Sweet 16 the mid-major darlings of coach Bob McKillop became a household name while Steph Curry launched a career that made him one of the most beloved players in the game’s history. Curry averaged 32 points over four games, and the Wildcats fell just two points short of the Final Four.11. The Wright stuff, 2016. After Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono raced up the court in the final 4.7 seconds and dropped a pass to forward Kris Jenkins trailing behind him, and after Jenkins buried a 3-pointer to break a 74-all tie and give Villanova its first NCAA title in over two decades, confetti came bursting from the ceiling of NRG Stadium. Coach Jay Wright played it totally cool, like he’d won the national championship many times before. (*He did win a second two years later).10. Walton near perfection, 1973. No one ever has played a better game than Bill Walton did against Memphis in the 1973 championship: 21-of-22 from the field. It’s staggering how good he was that night.9. Magic vs. Bird, 1979. No game in the tournament’s long history ever received more hype — especially after it was played and Magic Johnson and Larry Bird became longtime rivals in the NBA. Their title-game showdown remains the highest-rated college basketball game ever shown on TV.MORE: Remembering Cincinnati’s barrier-breaking title8. The Sweetest 16, 2018. When Virginia and UMBC took the court in the final 1-vs.-16 matchup of the 2018 tournament, 115 No. 16 seeds had played against No. 1 seeds in the 34 years of the expanded bracket era. All 115 lost. But UMBC was different. Against the nation’s most feared defense, the Retrievers shot 12 of 24 from 3-point range and 54 percent from the field. Guard Jairus Lyles stunned the Cavaliers with 28 points. Over the course of the second half, the expectation that UVA would mount a comeback gave way to the reality that we all were seeing history. Are there any NCAA Tournament mountains left to climb?7. Duke busts Vegas, 1991. Christian Laettner had so many amazing moments in the NCAA Tournament that his two free throws to clinch a victory over unbeaten UNLV are largely forgotten. So is Bobby Hurley’s courageous 3-pointer with 2:15 left to cut a five-point Rebels lead to two. “I thought it was the biggest shot I’ve seen a Duke basketball player make,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said.6. The Perfect Game, 1985. Villanova took 10 shots in the second half of its championship game against Big East rival Georgetown. The Wildcats made nine. That’s how close to perfect the Wildcats had to be to defeat the powerful Hoyas.5. Valvano’s mad dash, 1983. One after another, NC State rallied from the edge of elimination to advance: Pepperdine by two, UNLV by one, Virginia by one. The Pack appeared to be headed for overtime in the championship game against Houston when Dereck Whittenburg threw an airball from long distance as the Cougars defended the last possession well. But nobody boxed out Lorenzo Charles, whose dunk won the game — and sent coach Jim Valvano scrambling around the court looking for someone to hug.4. March goes Mad, 1981. Saturday March 14, 1981 was the day that turned the NCAA Tournament into March Madness. Those of us watching that day remember clearly how NBC showed us Saint Joseph’s upset of No. 1 DePaul, U.S. Reed’s halfcourt shot for Arkansas to beat defending champion Louisville and Rolando Blackman’s long jumper for Kansas State taking down top seed Oregon State. That afternoon became the ideal for tournament coverage in the next three decades.3. The Shot, 1992. When Kentucky point guard Sean Woods nailed an improbable shot over Christian Laettner’s hand with 2.2 seconds left in overtime of the East Region final, it seemed UK was on its way back from the depths of NCAA probation to the height of the Final Four. We’ve all seen what happened 1,000 times. Grant Hill passes to Laettner, Laettner dribbles and fakes, Laettner hits the game’s most famous shot.2. Glory Road, 1966. There was a movie made about the 1966 NCAA championship won by Texas Western — now Texas-El Paso — and it was a great story well told. It was the decision of Miners coach Don Haskins, whom everyone knew best as The Bear, to use start five African-American players against the all-white Kentucky Wildcats. Texas Western’s victory was an enormous step forward for the game — and civil rights in the United States. 1. Game of Change, 1963. It is amazing there never has been a feature film made about the second-round NCAA Tournament game played March 15, 1963 between Mississippi State and Loyola of Illinois. But there has been a documentary — and a book.In “Champions for Change,” Memphis sportswriter Kyle Veazey tells the story of how university officials at Mississippi State and coach Babe McCarthy — after the team three times was kept out of the tournament because of state policy against integrated competition — defied orders from state government officials not to play in the NCAA Tournament. McCarthy did it by essentially sneaking the Bulldogs across the border. Mississippi State lost the game, played on the Michigan State campus, to a Loyola team that went on to win the championship with a lineup including four African-American players.“It was Mississippi at its best when Mississippi was far too often at its worst,” Veazey told Sporting News. “So when you think of societal impacts, the ‘63 game had significant ones on both sides: Mississippi State doing the right thing when it’s state so often got it wrong, and Loyola blazing a trail, to borrow a cliche, all its own. Why this story hasn’t been told more often is beyond me.” (Editor’s note: This article is an updated version of a story previously published on Sporting News’ site).As the 75th NCAA Tournament approached earlier this decade, the NCAA released an official list of the 35 greatest moments in the event’s history. There were some flaws with the list, starting with the fact the folks who compiled placed the items in no particular order.
DES MOINES — Drake looks to regain its winning form tonight by hosting Bradley. The Bulldogs are 5-5 in Missouri Valley play.That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries who says they need to be more patient on offense than they were in a loss to the Braves in Peoria.Bradley is 6-4 in the Valley. ST. PAUL (AP) — Matt Dumba scored with 2:39 remaining in overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. Kevin Fiala scored twice for Minnesota and Alex Stalock made 27 saves. Dumba snapped a 33-game goal-scoring drought with his fourth of the season as the Wild won for the second time in three games.Adam Boqvist and Olli Maatta scored in the third period for Chicago. Corey Crawford made 31 saves for the Blackhawks, who had won six of their previous seven games. MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Autam Mendez was selected as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2.Mendez, who is from St. Paul, Minn., scored 22 points, including four 3-point goals, in the Lady Trojans’ win over then No. 1 Kirkwood last Wednesday. She also scored 25 points with 10 rebounds in a win over DMACC last Saturday.It is the second time in her career that Mendez has earned the conference player of the week honor. She also won the award in the 2018-19 season for the week of Jan. 21-27.It is the second time this season that a NIACC women’s player earned the league’s player of the week honor. Freshman Sierra Morrow earned the award for the week of Nov. 1-10.Mendez averages 15.3 points per game, which ranks third in the conference. She is second on the Lady Trojans with 47 3-point goals and second on the team with 147 rebounds.Mendez ranks 10th on NIACC’s career scoring list with 863 points, ranks fifth with 130 career 3-point goals and ranks eighth with 440 career rebounds.No. 1 NIACC (23-1 overall, 10-0 in the ICCAC) returns to action tonight in a conference game at Iowa Lakes. ALGONA — Clear Lake saw their nine-game winning streak snapped, falling for the first time in North Central Conference play this season with a 48-45 loss at Algona last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Algona led for the entire first half, but the Lions outscored the Bulldogs 17-14 in the third quarter to take a 38-36 lead. The teams traded the lead several times in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs outscored Clear Lake 12-7 in the final frame for the win. Sara Faber had 10 while Darby Dodd added eight to lead Clear Lake, as the Lions drop to 16-2 overall and 11-1 in the conference. The Lions host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Thursday night in non-conference play, followed by hosting Humboldt in conference play on Friday. IOWA CITY — The 17th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes face a tough challenge tonight against a Purdue team that has been tough to beat at home. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says among the challenges is the play of Purdue guard Jahaad Proctor. The senior has averaged 14 points and shot nearly 50 percent from three point range the last two games.Iowa junior center Luka Garza is coming off a career-high four three pointers in a win over Illinois and McCaffery says that has always been a part of his arsenal.Sophomore guard Joe Weiskamp has become a more complete player this season. Weiskamp is ninth in the Big Ten in scoring and 15th in rebounding.Iowa has lost nine of ten in Mackey Arena. You can hear the Iowa-Purdue game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 5 o’clock with tipoff slated for 6 o’clock. — boys basketballNewman 61, Central Springs 35Bishop Garrigan 58, Forest City 51Iowa Falls-Alden 64, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 60Lake Mills 86, North Iowa 50Osage 61, Rockford 31Saint Ansgar 42, Northwood-Kensett 36West Fork 58, North Butler 22West Hancock 65, Belmond-Klemme 42 WEST DES MOINES — Dowling swept Mason City in a CIML basketball doubleheader last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Dowling girls handled Mason City 79-38. Anna Deets had 16 to lead the Mohawks while Sami Miller added eight. The Dowling boys raced out to a 24-8 lead on their way to a 92-41 win over Mason City. Jeff Skogen led Mason City with 12 points. The Mohawks drop to 5-10 on the season and will travel to Marshalltown on Saturday. AMES — Iowa State coach Steve Prohm is not concerned about criticism of the program affecting his players. The Cyclones are 9-12 overall and just 2-6 in the Big 12 heading into tonight’s game at West Virginia.Tonight’s game ends a tough stretch for the Cyclones that has seen them lose three straight.Prohm says two keys against the Mountaineers are handling their press and rebounding.Tipoff in Morgantown is scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa takes the Missouri Valley Conference lead on the road tonight to Valparaiso. The Panthers won the first meeting in Cedar Falls but Valpo senior Ryan Fazekas has returned from injury and is averaging over 10 points and shooting over 47 percent from three point range.That’s Panther coach Ben Jacobson who says Fazekas helps open up the offense.The Crusaders are 5-5 in the Valley but 8-1 at home this season. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Purdue — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00 — girls basketball last nightNewman 46, Central Springs 36Bishop Garrigan 79, Forest City 56Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 50, Webster City 42Crestwood 72, Charles City 51Hampton-Dumont-CAL 51, Iowa Falls-Alden 27Lake Mills 56, North Iowa 29Osage 84, Rockford 18Saint Ansgar 65, Northwood-Kensett 30West Fork 56, North Butler 40West Hancock 61, Belmond-Klemme 31
Letterkenny University Hospital faces another day of overcrowding as 36 patients in the Emergency Department are currently waiting on beds.Today’s figures means that Letterkenny has the second highest total for sick patients waiting on beds in the country.Figures released this afternoon by the INMO show that 22 patients are waiting on trolleys while a further 14 are waiting in ward overflow areas. Delays are expected as more patients and reportedly awaiting admission. Full capacity protocol has been implemented to deal with the crisis and free up space in the Emergency Department. This procedure allows for extra beds to be placed in ward areas. Hospital staff are working to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.People are asked to only attend the Emergency Department in the event of a genuine emergency. They should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.Today’s crisis comes amidst a busy week as the hospital faces continued pressure from overcrowding. Twenty five people were without a bed yesterday – a figure which has risen as the week goes on. Letterkenny ED second most overcrowded in Ireland was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)