Ireland Women’s Olympic dream over

first_img Two goals in the opening 10 minutes from Lauren Crandall put Ireland on the back foot. Katie O’Donnell added another couple to make it 4-0 in the third quarter before Anna O’Flanagan – with her fourth goal of the competition – got one back. But later strikes from Paige Selenski and Jill Witmer completed the rout for the world’s fifth-ranked team. Ireland Women’s bid for an Olympic spot came to an end as they lost 6-1 to the United States in Valencia at the World League Round Three. Press Associationcenter_img The result meant Ireland will contest the seventh and eighth place play-off on Sunday in their final game of the tournament, knowing they are out of the range of potential qualifiers for Rio 2016. last_img read more

Astros win 8th straight, pounding Rox with 2 5-run frames

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Abraham Toro homered in the second of two five-run innings by the Astros and Houston extended its major-league best winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.Jose Altuve had two hits, including a two-run double that fueled a five-run second inning, when the Astros batted around against German Marquez (2-4). It was Altuve’s second straight multihit game since being returned to the No. 2 spot in the batting order after three games in the No. 6 hole.Ryan McMahon hit two homers for the Rockies, who have lost seven of eight, including all four games of a home-and-home set against Houston. August 20, 2020 Kyle Tucker, who homered and tripled twice the night before, had another triple among his two hits and two RBIs in the Astros’ ninth consecutive victory against the Rockies, including the four this week.Brooks Raley (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings for the victory and Ryan Pressly gave up an RBI groundout en route to his third save. Right fielder Josh Reddick made a diving catch of Trevor Story’s sinking line drive for the final out.McMahon had his fifth career multihomer game, hitting a two-run homer off Houston starter Cristian Javier in the second and another two-run shot off Raley in the fifth. Nolan Arenado had a solo homer in the third and Sam Hilliard had a career-high four hits for the Rockies.Marquez went five innings and allowed 10 hits and 10 runs, one fewer run than his career high against San Francisco on July 15, 2019. Toro hit a three-run homer in the fifth.Astros reliever Josh James appeared to turn an ankle while fielding an infield grounder for the last out of the sixth inning. He gingerly walked off the field with the assistance of a trainer. Astros win 8th straight, pounding Rox with 2 5-run frames Associated Press center_img Astros: 3B Alex Bregman was placed on the 10-day injured list with right hamstring discomfort. Bregman left Wednesday’s game after sustaining the injury while running out a double. LHP Cionel Pérez was recalled from the team’s alternate training site. Rockies: INF-OF Chris Owings was placed on the 10-day injured list after aggravating a left hamstring strain while running out a grounder in the ninth inning Wednesday. INF Josh Fuentes was recalled from the alternate training site to replace him. … C Elias Díaz has been reinstated from the restricted list. He was placed on the list Monday for violating unspecified coronavirus protocols. “He satisfied what needed to be satisfied and he’s back on the team,” manager Bud Black said. LHP James Pazos was optioned to the alternate training site to make room for Díaz.UP NEXTAstros: RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (2-1, 5.47 ERA) takes the mound in the first of a three-game series at San Diego.Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (1-2, 5.74 ERA) is slated to pitch the series opener Friday night at the Los Angeles Dodgers as Colorado begins a seven-game trip. Gray went a season-high seven innings in his last outing and earned his first win of the season. SCORING IN BUNCHESThe Astros got all their hits and scored all their runs in the second and fifth innings, when they sent a combined 17 men to the plate. They have outscored the opposition 48-21 during their eight-game winning streak. They totaled 23 runs in the two games at Coors Field.WALK IN THE PARKRaimel Tapia drew four walks, the 10th time in Rockies history a player had walked four times in a game.TRAINER’S ROOM ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

USC professor wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

first_imgThe Royal Swedish Academy awarded Dr. Arieh Warshel of the USC David and Dana Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for spearheading extensive research on chemical processes.USC hosted a press conference at Town and Gown on Wednesday morning in response to the announcement.Laureate · Arieh Warshel, USC professor of chemistry and biochemistry, won a Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday. Warshel has been a professor at USC since 1976. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan“[Professor Warshel] is a shining star in our academic community — a man whose groundbreaking ideas and innovative insights give guidance to the scientific community worldwide,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said at the press conference.Warshel’s triumph marks the fourth Nobel Prize awarded to a member of the USC faculty. Previously, Daniel McFadden, George A. Olah and Murray Gell-Mann won the award for economic sciences, chemistry and physics, respectively.Warshel believes the honor will encourage others to pursue science.“The field itself is very inspiring. The prize gives notoriety to chemistry,” he told the Daily Trojan.Warshel’s work has the potential to help find a cure to devastating diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Nikias believes Wednesday’s announcement is yet another reason for the Trojans to be proud of their community.“The academic quality of USC, overall, can only go up,” Nikias told the Daily Trojan.At the press conference, Olah, a professor of organic chemistry, stood and addressed Warshel.“It is very rewarding that you are being recognized for work that is done here,” Olah said at the press conference. “You are a homegrown product of this university.”Warshel, who shares his award with Harvard University professor Martin Karplus and Stanford University professor Michael Levitt, has conducted research for his project since 1976.All three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry are of Israeli heritage. David Siegel, consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, was elated to hear the news.“Israel has 12 Nobel Prizes, six of them in science. [Many] of them [are] done in collaboration with American research institutes — USC, specifically,” Siegel said. “There’s so much going on in Israel in terms of science that is important for humanity.”Warshel said he plans to continue research in the same field in order to solve more chemical systems problems.Warshel will share the $1.2 million prize for the award with his two colleagues. When asked what he will do with it, he was unsure.“You can ask my wife,” he said at the press conference.Students in the sciences were excited for what Warshel’s win could mean for USC.“Winning a Nobel Prize is a global honor, and it’s a huge deal for USC and the chemistry department to have another Nobel laureate on the staff,” said Dylan Lee, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering. “It’s a great personal achievement for him because he’s put work into the research for many years.”Others were excited for the influence Warshel’s work would have in fields other than chemistry.“His research goes beyond just chemistry and has far-reaching implications for the pharmaceutical industry. It’s great for USC because it shows that staff members here conduct and are rewarded for research at the highest level,” said Moriah Mulroe, a sophomore majoring in environmental engineering. “I imagine it’s a great feeling to wake up in the morning and find out you’re a Nobel laureate.”Warshel will accept his award on Dec. 10 in Stockholm, but he will receive more than just recognition and a monetary reward; the university is granting him free parking for the rest of his tenure.“I have already instructed the transportation department of USC to assign you a parking spot and refund you what you have paid for this year,” Nikias told Warshel.last_img read more

DIVERS ARE AWASH WITH SUPPORT FOR DONEGAL!

first_imgDiver’s Hyundai are always awash with support for the Donegal GAA team – and today is no different.The Letterkenny branch of the well-known car dealership is today carrying out a carwash in aid of the team’s training fund.Car washes are just €3 each and every cent will go towards the development of the squad. Hopefully Diver’s wil be having another charity car wash – the week ahead of the All Ireland Final!DIVERS ARE AWASH WITH SUPPORT FOR DONEGAL! was last modified: August 23rd, 2012 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:Diver’s HyundaiDonegal GAAlast_img read more