MEGHAN CONLIN/Herald photoWhen the Wisconsin women’s hockey team went into their first playoff round against North Dakota last weekend, everyone knew they would have to perform well. Regardless of North Dakota’s record and winless history against Wisconsin, the Badgers knew they could not get complacent.”At this point [in the playoffs], we need our best players to be our best players,” UW head coach Mark Johnson said.And who knew that Wisconsin’s best players would be freshmen? The freshman trio of forward Erika Lawler, forward Angie Keseley and goaltender Jessie Vetter were all instrumental in sweeping the North Dakota Fighting Sioux.Lawler would end up with five points in the series while linemate Keseley had a hat trick during Friday’s contest. Lawler assisted on two of Keseley’s three goals. The freshmen Badgers combined for 11 points in the series.”Well, we just wanted to take a lot of shots on goal,” Keseley said. “We concentrated on taking a lot of shots on net and they started going in … I got a rebound goal because of the shots and coach really stressed that.”Lawler and Keseley have both collected 30 points on the season, which ties them for second in the WCHA in freshman scoring and tied for 15th in total scoring. Keseley has one extra goal and one less assist compared to Lawler.”I thought they came with a lot of energy in both games,” Johnson said. “Obviously, [Keseley in the last regular season game against Ohio State] played very well and had numerous scoring chances. She didn’t get rewarded, but she had them. Then Friday in that game against North Dakota, she had the same opportunities and the puck went in for her.”Between her and [Lawler] and the energy that they brought … and [Lawler’s] goals on Saturday, that really makes me happy for the younger players,” Johnson added.”I think we were just very fired up because it was the first round of the playoffs,” Lawler said. “We wanted to start off on a good note so we just went up there and did what we do every day and try to do as much as we can for the team.”Meanwhile, Vetter made her playoff debut in Friday’s 4-1 win. She stopped all 21 shots that North Dakota attempted, and the goal she allowed was deflected off the stick of Keseley. The goal was credited to North Dakota’s senior defender Devon Fingland. Despite the mistake, Vetter remained calm and in control.”[Vetter] is very confident in net,” team captain Sharon Cole said. “She’s very comfortable and she doesn’t really get nervous, at least it doesn’t appear she gets nervous. So I think she’s doing really well.””When we’ve called upon her in the past month, she’s responded very well,” Johnson said. “She’s consistent, there are some games when she doesn’t face a lot of shots and that can be very difficult on a goaltender … [but] she makes the saves when we need them.”Senior goaltender Meghan Horras started in goal for the Badgers in Saturday’s game and was rewarded with a 6-0 victory. It was her 17th career shutout, which is the new school record. Lawler had her two goals and sophomore forward Jinelle Zaugg added her 22nd goal of the season after a five game draught.Wisconsin will play in the WCHA semifinals this weekend against St. Cloud State in Minneapolis. The Badgers finished with a record of 3-1 against St. Cloud this season, but lost the last game by the score of 1-0.St. Cloud’s goaltender, junior Lauri St. Jacques, was like a stonewall in her 1-0 victory. She made 36 saves in the game, despite the fact that the Badgers had numerous genuine scoring chances.”What we need to do is create opportunities,” Johnson said. “Interference, tip it, screens, go hard to the net. If it’s not going to go in on the initial shot, the second and third opportunities might be when the puck goes in.”Whatever the Badgers do to get the puck past St. Jacques, they’ll be relying on freshmen like Lawler, Keseley and Vetter just as much as they rely on players like Cole, Zaugg and Sara Bauer.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)–A runaway winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 7, Reddam Racing’s undefeated Nyquist looms a short priced favorite as he tries two turns for the first time Saturday in Santa Anita’s Grade I, $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes, which has attracted a field of eight juveniles and will be contested at 1 1/16 miles.Trained by Doug O’Neill, the bay colt by Uncle Mo followed up on a gutty first-out maiden win going five furlongs at Santa Anita with impressive wins in both the Grade II Best Pal Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs Aug. 8 and the seven furlong Del Mar Futurity–winning both stakes by a combined nine lengths.Ridden in all three starts by Mario Gutierrez, Nyquist will attempt to follow in the footsteps of last year’s FrontRunner winner, eventual Triple Crown Champ American Pharoah. Off at 7-1 in his debut, Nyquist was bet down to even money in the Best Pal and was hammered to 1-2 favoritism in the Del Mar Futurity. He has earnings of $333,600.Second to Nyquist in both the Del Mar Futurity and Best Pal Stakes, trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Swipe will try to turn the tables on the top selection in his first try around two turns. Owned by Big Chief Racing, LLC, Swipe should be forwardly placed under Kent Desormeaux as he guns for his second win in six starts. A Kentucky-bred colt by Birdstone, Swipe is 5-1-3-1 with earnings of $188,330.A rousing 4 ¼ length first-out maiden winner going five furlongs over a sloppy strip Aug. 2, Blameitonthelaw was subsequently third, beaten eight lengths by Nyquist in the Del Mar Futurity. Trained by John Sadler and ridden by Tyler Baze in both starts, the Kentucky-bred colt by Blame will also try two turns for the first time for owner Doubledown Stables, Inc.A winner of the one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes Sept. 5, Rockingham Ranch’s Hollywood Don will try the main track for the first time in the FrontRunner. Trained by Peter Miller, the Kentucky-bred colt by Tapit has two wins from three starts, all in company with Brice Blanc.A one mile maiden special weight winner for owner Arnold Zetcher on Aug. 26 at Del Mar, On Fire, who is a Kentucky-bred colt by the A.P. Indy stallion Friesan Fire, pressed the pace en route to a half length win under Gary Stevens, who rides back for trainer Simon Callaghan. On Fire will make his third start in the FrontRunner.The complete field for the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes, to be run as the fifth race on an 11-race card Saturday with jockeys and weights in post position order: Go Long, Fernando Perez; On Fire, Gary Stevens; Blameitonthelaw, Tyler Baze; Nyquist, Mario Gutierrez; Hollywood Don, Brice Blanc; Rare Candy, Joseph Talamo; Swipe, Kent Desormeaux; Mt Veeder, Martin Garcia. All horses will carry 122 lbs. Special first post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.-30- THE FRONTRUNNER, WON LAST YEAR BY EVENTUAL TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH, IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I, BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES TO BE OFFERED AS PART OF 11-RACE BLOCKBUSTER CARD ON OPENING DAY
The World Professional Chuckwagon Association helped kick off the 89th Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede in style. Below are the aggregate results after the first of four heats. The top four chuckwagons in the aggregate standings will battle on Sunday night to determine the winner. The second round of racing will start at 6:30 p.m. At the Fair Grounds.- Advertisement -Place Driver Total Points1 Chad Harden 1:16.02 362 Evan Salmond 1:16.89 353 Mark Sutherland 1:16.99 34Advertisement 18 Buddy Bensmiller 1:18.60 1919 Codey McCurrach 1:18.61 1820 Chance Bensmiller 1:18.72 1721 Kirk Sutherland 1:18.73 1622 Jason Johnstone 1:18.74 1523 Doug Irvine 1:18.76 1424 Layne MacGillivray 1:18.82 1325 Troy Flad 1:18.90 1226 Troy Dorchester 1:19.01 1127 Jordie Fike 1:19.13 1028 Jason Glass 1:19.15 729 Mike Vigen 1:19.17 830 Lincoln Douglas 1:19.52 731 Darcy Flad 1:19.88 632 Brian Mayan 1:20.14 533 Dave Galloway 1:21.08 434 Cliff Cunningham 1:22.39 335 Mitch Sutherland 1:24.16 236 Rae Croteau Jr. 0:00.00 0 8 Tim Haroldson 1:17.46 299 Grant Profit 1:17.47 2810 Colt Cosgrave 1:17.49 2711 Kelly Sutherland 1:17.69 2612 Jerry Bremner 1:17.74 25Advertisement 4 Rick Fraser 1:17.02 335 Cody Ridsdale 1:17.30 326 Obrey Motowylo 1:17.33 317 Kurt Bensmiller 1:17.45 30Advertisement 13 Hugh Sinclair 1:17.76 2414 Luke Tournier 1:17.81 2315 Barry Hodgson 1:18.18 2216 Reg Johnstone 1:18.27 2117 John Walters 1:18.30 20Advertisement
14 November 2012 Beijing Automobile Works SA, a joint venture involving China’s fourth-biggest vehicle manufacturer and South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation, has opened a minibus taxi assembly factory east of Johannesburg in a R196-million investment that moves the country one step closer to full manufacture of taxis. “We see the assembly of taxis as a step towards full localisation and manufacture of taxis in South Africa,” Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said at the launch of the first phase of the new factory in Springs. “It is envisaged that this project will not only supply the South African market, but also create export opportunities to the rest of Africa – a consumer base of one billion people on a continent registering some of the fastest growth rates in the global economy.”Localising the minibus manufacturing industry South Africa’s minibus taxi market is currently dominated by the Toyota Ses’fikile, which has been assembled locally since July, when Toyota launched a R70-million minibus taxi assembly line at its factory in Durban. According to Patel, these moves to localise the minibus manufacturing industry would see about two-thirds, or nearly 16 000, of the local demand for 23 000 new minibus taxis a year being assembled in South Africa. “While there are about 200 000 taxis on the road in South Africa, it is estimated that there are a further 100 000 in the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with an annual demand of about 12 000 taxis, or about 50% of the annual demand in South Africa,” he added. Beijing Automobile Works (BAW), a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company‚ China’s fourth-biggest vehicle manufacturer‚ is a 51% shareholder in BAW South Africa, with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) holding 24.5% of shares and the balance belonging to China Africa Motors. BAW South Africa chief executive James Chung said the project was one of the first significant investments by a Chinese vehicle manufacturer in South Africa’s automotive industry. The Springs factory will assemble the new 16-seater minibus taxis designed and developed under the international BAW brand. Chung said the vehicles would include a free two-year, 200 000-kilometre service plan to ensure that they were both affordable and safe. The factory, with an annual capacity of 9 600 vehicles, will produce taxis on a semi knocked-down (SKD) basis over the next three years before progressing to completely knocked-down (CKD) manufacturing at greater capacity levels.Bus, truck and minibus programme IDC chief executive Geoffrey Qhena said the joint venture fell under the Department of Trade and Industry’s local bus, truck and minibus programme, and would provide many benefits to South Africa, including increased localization of the automotive industry and export opportunities. Qhena added that the investment underlined the growing cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping of countries. Minister Patel said the Springs plant would create 470 jobs in its first phase, and more over the next few years as the company increased its level of localisation. “This investment supports the New Growth Path goals of increased industrialisation and shifting South Africa away from reliance on imports of manufactured goods,” Patel said. He added that the skills development component of the project would include extensive training of employees by BAW over the first two years, as well as employees receiving training at BAW’s plants in Beijing. SAinfo reporter
In 2010 Ghana missed becoming the first African country to reach a semi-final now Asamoah Gyan and a new golden generation hope to push on from that heartbreak. (Image: Fifa)Sulaiman Philipsee match-ball turn to damson on his foot, swell as if too ripe, then shimmer back into its shape. Watch the sickly fruit fall sideways waist-high, and our keeper’s weightless, fruitless dive begin with arms raised like a saint in rapture. Replay slower: thirty million eyes draw the ball onto his laces. Left foot becomes fulcrum, weighs up past and future. Slower: geological, the shift of leather against leather. This way faults are formed, continents are realigned forever.Michael Symmons Roberts is an award winning poet and Manchester United fan. He wrote those words after watching his beloved team lose to Bayern Munich. The lows are a deep trough, the highs stratospheric. Football does that; it allows you to grow wings, take off on fanciful flight and dream of overcoming the odds. Eleven men wearing the national colours become the incarnation of a nation’s hopes, dreams and identity.The World Cup is the ultimate embodiment of that. Stadiums become churning, heaving cauldrons of sound and fear. They are raucous, intense and when a pass is just right, or a tackle too boisterous or a goal flawlessly perfect, the adrenaline sucks the air out of the arena. It’s a harsh atmosphere that demands nerves of steel earned over time.Brazilian legend Pele believes an African team is ready to win the Jules Rimet Trophy but in Brazil, where the World Cup begins on 12 June, continental teams have the youngest squads with the least experienced line ups. There are players, part of a new golden generation of talent, who will one day make that prediction come true.For our incomplete list we overlooked established stars – the likes of Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, John Obi (Mikel) and Michael Essien – who have proven their ability at the very top of the game.Young defendersAt 24, Cameroon’s Nicolas N’Koulou has become a key player in the Marseille defence. Success in France has attracted the attention of bigger clubs like Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal. A defender comfortable with the ball at his feet, he combines power and strength with blistering speed. Tough and competitive, his performances have not been as impressive for the Indomitable Lions, but on the biggest stage with the world watching, the athletic defender at the heart of Cameroon’s defence should live up to the talent that saw Napoli bid £12-million (R216-million) for him in January.When Efe Ambrose is on holiday back in Nigeria, the Celtic defender wakes at 6am to play football with his friends. He calls these friendly games his pleasure in life and it is a sign of the love the 25-year-old defender has for the game. His calming presence and passion will be the difference between Nigeria making it out of the group stages, a possibility if Ambrose can manacle Lionel Messi as he did when he played against him in the Champions League, or not.When you talk about legendary African players the name Rigobert Song will always come up, and the Cameroonian defender’s retirement left a hole in the national team’s defence. That hole has been filled by a 22-year-old playing for Schalke in Germany – Joël Matip. He is tall, strong in the air and intelligent, and is talked about as a future captain of Cameroon. Born in Germany, he is the son of former Cameroonian international Jean Matip. The young Matip is a tough tackling, powerful and versatile attacking defender.Ferocious tacklersJust as Song gave way to Matip, so Emmanuel Eboue give way to Serge Aurier in the Ivory Coast defence. Aurier’s energy, strength and drive have meant he has played at right back for Toulouse and the Ivory Coast. He has the powerful physique of a central defender and has deputised there on occasion. Aurier goes to Brazil knowing that a decent performance will seal his move to Arsenal, where Arsene Wenger sees him as the perfect replacement for the departing Bacary Sagna. Like Sagna, Aurier is a ferocious tackler whose speed gives Les Elephants an additional attacking threat.At the tender age of 21, Kenneth Omeruo will be starting all of Nigeria’s games at the World Cup. Signed by Chelsea when he was just 18, he has never played for the English club but was the star of Nigeria’s 2013 Nation’s Cup winning side. Calm under pressure and talented with the ball at his feet, powerful Omeruo is one of the best African defenders in the world right now. If Nigeria are to advance, Omeruo’s unflashy and steady influence will be a big reason for their success.When the pundits call you the African Messi you either cave under the pressure or blossom. Ghana’s Christian Atsu living up to the hype. A Chelsea player plying his trade in Holland with Vitesse, his goals in qualifying are a big reason. He scored on his debut for the Black Stars and if they repeat the heroics of 2010, when their road to a semi-final place was blocked by the hand of Uruguay’s Luis Suarez, Atsu will have to live up to his reputation.Honest graftersSofiane Feghouli helped French side Grenoble win promotion to the top league when he was just 17, and earned him comparisons to Zinedine Zidane. Algerian Feghouli is the heartbeat of a Desert Foxes team that commentators call honest grafters. He is the touch of class, the dead ball specialist with the skill, guile and vision to unlock any packed defence. Algeria’s game plan in Brazil consists of getting their twinkle toes on the ball as often as possible to give him the opportunity to show his undoubted talent.Sofiane Feghouli is not the new Zidane, he is the Algerian Feghouli. (Image: Fifa)Feghouli is the star but Saphir Taider is the heartbeat of the Algerian squad in Brazil. The right winger’s technique, stamina and fitness means he will run all day for the team. Like the Algerians who embarrassed Germany in 1982, it is Taider’s enthusiasm that gives the Desert Foxes a fluidity and determination that is hard to beat.You know you are important to a nation’s football fortunes when the president of your country asks you to reconsider your retirement at the age of 23. Andrew Ayew is Ghanaian football aristocracy; his father is Abedi Pele, whose troubled relationship with the national coach almost plummeted the country into a state of mourning. The prodigiously talented winger is talked about as the future of Ghanaian football, and is considered more important than Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan and Kevin-Prince Boateng. A wing for his club side, for Ghana he plays through the middle, controlling and directing the game.In 2014 Ghana’s hope lie on the shoulders of its golden son, Andrew Ayew. (Image: Fifa)Attacking strengthsKwadwo Asamoah is flair and productivity rolled into one athletic package. The Ghanaian midfielder made his national debut at 17 and was immediately compared to the legendary Abedi Pele. Ghana use a 4 – 3 – 3 formation that plays to his attacking strengths and allows him to charge forward in support of the striker. He can shoot with either foot or whip in a cross and has a powerful shot that requires very little back lift. This makes him difficult to defend against and allows Ghana to attack from anywhere on the pitch.Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Bony has big shoes to fill at the World Cup. Les Elephants’ Didier Drogba is the man standing between him and a start in Brazil, but with 25 goals in the Premier League with disappointing Swansea, the intense and self-assured Bony believes he will be a star in Brazil. He began life as a defender for his home club team in Abidjan, before being invited for a trial with Rafa Benitez at Liverpool, and it is this past that makes him deadly in the penalty area.The youngest player in Brazil will be Cameroon’s 18-year-old striker, Fabrice Olinga. Breaking age records is nothing new to the boy often called Samuel Eto’o’s heir: he was just 16 when he became the youngest scorer in the Spanish top flight when he scored for Mallorca. Olinga, a product of the Samuel Eto’o Foundation football school, is a raw, strong talent, equally capable of running at defenders or into the channels. He is living his dream by partnering his hero in attack at the World Cup.The youngest player in Brazil, Fabrice Olinga, hopes to leave with a higher profile. (Image: Fifa)RevengeLuis Suarez is never likely to have his lobster pizza at Bella Roma in Accra, Ghana, comped. Not after his hand prevented the Black Stars from becoming the first African team to make the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup. The hot-headed chef is more likely to charge out of his kitchen, cleaver in hand – as he has been known to do – to wipe the toothy smile off Suarez’s face. Football inspires those kinds of emotions, and never more so than at the World Cup.Those bitter memories linger for Ghana – and the rest of Africa, who adopted the team as they went on their amazing run in 2010. Revenge against Senor Suarez will only be possible if the teams meet in the semi-finals, a target becoming more and more real for Africa thanks to a generation of players growing up with success rather than valiant defeat on which to build.
After a brief respite, several parts of western Maharashtra including Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts were battered by incessant showers in the past 24 hours.According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy to very heavy showers were expected in the ghat areas in Maharashtra over the next 48 hours.“While the situation is not expected to ease before September 7, today’s rainfall in western Maharashtra could be said to have reached its peak. While Pune city is expected to get moderate rainfall on Thursday, isolated areas in Pune district, especially the ghat areas, will nevertheless continue to receive heavy showers for the next two days,” said Dr. Anupam Kashyapi, Head, Weather & Air Pollution Monitoring Unit, IMD.While Pune city received steady showers since Tuesday night, the downpour was extremely heavy in the catchment areas in Maval and Mulshi taluks. The heavy downpour has led to Irrigation Department increasing the discharge of water from Pune’s Khadakwasla dam, causing the Bhide bridge in the city to be submerged.With the Khadakwasla, Varasgaon, Panshet and the Pavana dams being filled to capacity, the discharge of waters from the reservoirs has led to a rise in the Mula, Mutha and Pavana rivers.According to authorities, 27,000 cusecs of water were let out of the Khadakwasla – Pune city’s potable water lifeline – on Wednesday while 12,500 cusecs of water was released from the Pavana dam, which caters to the potable water needs of Pimrpi-Chinchwad.In western Maharashtra, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar in Satara district had received more than 200 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours till Wednesday morning, greatly increasing the inflow of water to the Koyna dam.This led the authorities to raise the height of the doors of the Koyna dam, which was filled to its capacity of 104 tmcft, prompting a steady discharge of 38,000 cusecs since morning. A high-alert has been issued to people living in the vicinity of the dam.Kolhapur, which has yet to recover from a crippling deluge, once again reeled under the onslaught of rain as extremely heavy showers battered several talukas, notably Gaganbawda tehsil.More than 270 mm rain was recorded in the district in the past 24 hours, said authorities.Two doors of the Radhanagari dam in the district was opened with a discharge of 1,428 cusecs causing a rise in the levels of the Bhogawati river.
SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—–When the Philippines and Vietnam, which are miles away from each other in the FIVB standings, it was the smallest Filipino on the court who made one of the biggest impacts.Dawn Macandili, a reserve player for the Philippines’ Southeast Asian Games squad, pestered the region’s reigning silver medalists and helped the Philippines upset Vietnam, 27-25. 26-24, 17-25, 25-23 in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ The 5-foot libero was aware of how ahead the Vietnamese are in the rankings but she knew that momentum can change easily by just a few plays on the floor.READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I thought at first that ‘oh no we’re facing one of the top teams in the world,’” said Macandili in Filipino. “But when we started playing, I said to myself ‘wait this is volleyball we’re talking about,’ this is anybody’s game.”And even though Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago brought the offensive pain with 20 and 19 points, respectively, it was Macandili who frustrated the 44th-ranked team in the world in the defensive end. Macandili registered 19 excellent digs, 13 more than Vietnam’s Dinh Thi Thuy, and 12 excellent receptions to help the Philippines, 79th-ranked team in the world.READ: Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam And there were plays that weren’t recorded in the stat sheet, for instance Macandili’s several heart-stopping receptions on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy’s booming spikes.“For the past two games, I was still finding my groove,” said Macandili who shares libero duties with Denden Lazaro. “So I think I finally got my rhythm against Vietnam.”ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Read Next Canete makes good on promise to help save PH polo
Filipe Luis preparing to leave Atletico Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFilipe Luis will make this his final season as an Atletico Madrid player.Off contract in June, the Brazil fullback will be allowed to leave at the end of the campaign, says Marca.Luis was blocked from moving to PSG last summer by Atletico management and the relationship hasn’t been the same since.The defender will now be allowed to leave next summer after finding himself on the outer of coach Diego Simeone’s plans.A move to Italy has been mooted for Luis. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TwitterOklahoma freshman-to-be Dede Westbrook hasn’t even played a snap for the Sooners yet, but he’s already talking a bit of trash to the team’s biggest rival. Westbrook, a four-star wide receiver who will begin his freshman year in 2015, decided to randomly tweeted a “horns down” logo Thursday night. It’s a strong move out the gate. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/y4vkHztQy5— Dede Westbrook (@DedeTHEGreat11) March 6, 2015The Texas vs. Oklahoma rivalry took a back seat in 2014, as TCU and Baylor reigned supreme in the Big 12. Perhaps Westbrook will help bring it back to the forefront.