DeGale eyes rematch with ‘chicken’ Groves

first_imgJames DeGale believes his European title challenge could pave the way for a rematch against George Groves.DeGale will take on champion Piotr Wilczewski of Poland next month, with the date and venue expected to be confirmed on Monday.It will be DeGale’s first fight since he lost his British super-middleweight title – and his unbeaten record – against fellow west Londoner Groves in May.DeGale said: “It’s been seven or eight weeks since the Groves fight. I’ve been on holiday, got it out of my system and have moved on.“I thought I won that fight – loads of people did. I can’t believe someone can win a title by throwing so few punches. Every time I hit him I hurt him, and he ran around the ring like a chicken.“I did learn loads in that fight. The main thing is that I will never, ever allow someone to nick a fight off me like that again. I fought the first eight rounds like it was a sparring session.“Hopefully now I’ll get that European title – it won’t be a walkover, it’ll be a tough fight. Then hopefully Groves will want to fight and won’t be a chicken. I just hope Groves keeps winning – that’s the real question.“After my next fight, if bigger and better things come along I’ll take that. But if the public want it [a rematch], and Groves wants it, then fine. But Groves needs me more than I need him.Harlesden’s DeGale lost against Groves on a split decision“I want a rematch. I wanted it straight after the fight and told [promoter] Frank Warren that. But Groves and his people didn’t want it.”Wilczewski has lost only once in 30 fights and is ranked number two by the World Boxing Organisation.The bout has been billed as a crossroads for DeGale, 25, as he cannot afford another defeat at this stage of his career.He hopes to follow in the footsteps of Amir Khan, who bounced back from his first professional loss to become a world champion.But unlike Khan, he is determined to resist calls to make wholesale changes and move to the United States.He said: “People have said I should change trainer and move to America – do what Amir Khan did. But I’m thinking ‘so if I’d got that decision against Groves, you wouldn’t say that?’ It doesn’t make sense.“It was such a close fight and I learned the lessons from that, so I don’t need to make those changes. I won’t make those mistakes again.”last_img read more

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Ohio State students to lead educational demonstrations for youth at Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio State’s fourth-year agriscience education students will lead interactive demonstrations each day from 10am-2:30pm to Farm Science Review visitors, including high school students, at the Gwynne Conservation Area. These demonstrations, created by agriscience education students in the teaching methods course, are designed to engage students in agricultural and environmental sciences.Each day from 9am-3pm, agriscience education students will also lead wagon tours of the Gwynne Conservation Area, which includes a butterfly garden, natural streams, wetlands, ponds, windbreak plantings, wildlife food plots, a soil pit, and more.Demonstration topics are:Wednesday: Soy InkTo make soy ink, soybean oil is slightly refined and the blended with pigment, resins and waxes. Soybean oil is naturally clearer than petroleum oils, making it easier to obtain brightly colored ink. Since the oil is clearer, less pigment is necessary to produce the same effect. In addition to a brighter ink, printers report that they need less ink to print the same out of paper when compared to petroleum inks. In this activity students will create and test two paints and soy inks. Thursday: Engineering Egg Catchers It takes 30 million eggs a day to satisfy the U.S. consumer! Ohio is No. 2 in the nation in egg production and ag engineers have helped to design facilities that keep chickens safe from predators and disease, comfortable in all kinds of weather and allow the animals easy access to water and food made from soybean meal. In addition, the eggs the animals produce must be safely transported, cleaned and packaged. In this activity students will use the engineering design process to imagine, plan and test a prototype egg catcher.last_img read more

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Many Ohio acres will likely go unplanted

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To plant or not to plant.It’s becoming a bit easier for some farmers to decide between the two, with each day that the growing season progresses and forecasts for rain continue.The last 12 months have been the wettest on record in Ohio, and that has put farmers across the state so far behind in planting corn and soybeans that some are deciding to not plant and to file an insurance claim instead. Only 50% of Ohio’s corn crop and 32% of its soybean crop were planted by June 9, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The delay in planting adds an extra layer of strain on farmers already facing low prices for corn and soybeans, low animal feed supplies, and uncertainty about trade relief aid.For those who haven’t planted corn by now, it’s possible that the highest returns will come from not planting and, instead, filing a claim for “prevented planting,” said Ben Brown, manager of the Farm Management Program at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).The “prevented planting” provision in crop insurance policies allows a farmer who is unable to plant a crop to be eligible to receive 55% or 60% of the guaranteed coverage level. For those who choose to plant corn or soybeans, crop insurance can provide coverage for low yields or revenue. To receive full coverage, corn growers need to have planted by June 5 and soybean growers by June 20. After those dates, the coverage reduces by 1% per day until a cutoff deadline, which extends to July 15 for soybeans.So, there’s still time to plant soybeans, but intermittent forecasts for rain during the next couple of weeks could hinder that, said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist for CFAES.Growers in Fulton County in the far northwest corner of the state are about 70% behind the normal planting pace for corn and soybeans, because of consistently soggy soil, said Eric Richer, an Ohio State University Extension educator in Fulton County.A lot of farmers are uncertain when or if they’re going to be able to plant soybeans, Richer said.“Soybeans are still a big question mark right now,” he said.Ohio’s northwest and west-central regions were the hardest hit with rain this spring, so delays in planting have been severe in both regions. Across Ohio, the vast majority of corn and soybean acres are typically planted each year by May 25.Not this year.“Farmers haven’t been able to get into their fields to spray, fertilize, haul manure, or plant,” Richer said.In Fulton County, it’s quite possible that about half of the typically planted 160,000 acres of corn and soybeans won’t be planted this year, Richer said. Many Fulton County farmers will file insurance claims for prevented planting, but the ones who need the corn and soybeans to feed their livestock are less likely to do that, Richer said.“They’re the farmers under the most stress right now,” he said.But planting and finances are on everyone’s mind, Richer said.“People are anxious,” he said. “We’re seeing farmers with a tremendous amount of financial, mental, and even physical stress over the delayed planting this year.”A slowdown in the rain in recent weeks has led some farmers to pull all-nighters on their planters just to get seed into the ground while the soil has been dry enough, said Sam Custer, an OSU Extension educator in Darke County in the west-central region of Ohio.“I watched videos of guys on their planters, and it looked like they could hardly keep their eyes open,” he said.About 70% of Darke County’s corn crop was planted in a three-day span during the week of June 3, Custer said. Normally, planting takes 10 days to two weeks to complete.And an estimated 13,000 acres of corn, about 10% of Darke County’s corn crop acres, likely will not be planted this year, Custer said.“This is very, very rare.”last_img read more

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UST’s Cherry Rondina grateful to get much-needed help from Eya Laure, Milena Alessandrini

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town This time, though, Rondina has star rookie Eya Laure and a healthy Milena Alessandrini, Season 80’s Rookie of the Year, in UST’s campaign in Season 81.Rondina admitted that her responsibility lightened up a bit with the addition of Laure and the return of Alessandrini, who missed four games in 2018 due to an injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAnd her words rang truth since UST had a three-pronged attack in its five-set win over Adamson University, 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-6, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“My load certainly got lighter by a lot because I don’t have to tell my teammates what to do because they’ll just do their job without being told to do so,” said Rondina in Filipino. Rondina still finished with 17 points but so did Laure while Alessandrini added 15 points.“I’m really thankful because Eya and Milena are there to cover up for me,” said Rondina. “This really is a team right now.”“I don’t like to think that I didn’t have any help last year since all I thought of was I just want to play, but with the arrival of Eya and the others I feel that I really do have help this season.”ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Allan Caidic steals show in San Miguel-Alaska PBA Legends game Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ View comments Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Gone are the days where Cherry Rondina would carry University of Santo Tomas solely on her shoulders.Rondina was almost a one-person army during the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament when she had to lift the Golden Tigresses and in a herculean effort that resulted into just four wins against 10 losses in the year.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

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City nightmare as Jesus in tears & out with injury

first_imgManchester City Gabriel Jesus in floods of tears over serious injury and De Bruyne stretchered off Miles Chambers Last updated 1 year ago 22:40 12/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(23) Gabriel Jesus Manchester City Crystal Palace Getty Manchester City Crystal Palace v Manchester City Crystal Palace Premier League The league leaders must now wait to find out the severity of a suspected knee injury suffered by their star, whose World Cup could also be in jeopardy Manchester City suffered a disastrous day of injuries as Gabriel Jesus was substituted off in tears and Kevin De Bruyne was stretchered off in stoppage-time in their 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.Brazilian attacker Jesus was visibly upset on the sidelines and had to be consoled by head coach Pep Guardiola, before Sergio Aguero replaced him in the 23rd minute .Initial suspicions were that it could be a cruciate knee injury, similar to those suffered by team-mates Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan, and he is reported to have left Selhurst Park on crutches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Later on, De Bruyne was clattered by Jason Puncheon as Man City counterattacked following Luka Milivojevic’s saved penalty and his injury could also see him sidelined for a significant chunk of time.Guardiola played down fears that Jesus could be out for the rest of the season and hoped that they would be without the forward for up to two months at full-time.”Yeah, he’s injured, hopefully not much, hopefully one or two months he’ll be out,” he told BT Sport.Jesus originally went down in pain just 11 minutes into the weekend’s clash, but decided to play on. It soon became apparent, however, that he was not going to be able to continue, forcing City into the early change. Gabriel Jesus Manchester City Crystal PalaceGabriel Jesus Manchester City Crystal PalaceCity will now face a nervous wait to find out the extent of the striker’s injury as they enter what will be a packed first half of 2018. In pole position to win the Premier League, the Citizens also remain active in the Champions League and Carabao Cup and will kick off their FA Cup campaign in January. Gabriel Jesus saindo de muleta com imobilizador protegendo o joelho esquerdo. #PremierLeagueSoNaESPN pic.twitter.com/UPRygMSedc— Joao Castelo-Branco (@j_castelobranco) December 31, 2017Brazil, too, will be looking on anxiously at the fate of their young star. Jesus, who took Olympic gold with his nation in 2016, had been assured of a place at the World Cup in Russia, but with the finals just over six months away a serious knee injury could end his chances of making the cut.De Bruyne’s injury appears less serious, with the Belgian having told reporters after the draw that he was okay.Guardiola will be desperate to have his creator-in-chief fully fit for the second half of the campaign, despite a 14-point lead at the top of the Premier League table giving City a healthy cushion heading into the New Year.last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Pledge Thabo Mwaniki to play in O-D All-American Bowl

first_imgOklahoma State senior defensive back Thabo Mwaniki, a three-star prospect from Denton Guyer, has committed to play in the O-D All-American Bowl in December according to Adam Boedeker of the Denton Record-Chronicle.The O-D Bowl is a notable postseason all-american game that includes alumni such as Dez Bryant and Cam Newton.After missing the first game of the year, Mwaniki has recorded 35 tackles, 5 pass breakups, and an interception. He also plays on the offensive side of the ball for Guyer, where he has 9 receptions for 123 yards. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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The 16 Best Stats From The Oklahoma State-Kansas State Game

first_imgHere are a few numbers that stood out to me in Manhattan on Saturday.8: Wins in OSU’s last nine true road games. Astonishing.2: Wins since 1988 in Manhattan now. This game and the one in 2010.6: Times in the last eight seasons Oklahoma State has won at least five of its first six Big 12 games. That’s pretty remarkable.163: Passes Mason Rudolph threw between the Baylor game and this one without a pick.6: National rank of Rudolph in yards per game (332). Patrick Mahomes is first at 432!8: Wins by Rudolph on games in which OSU has trailed in the second half in his career.1: Game this year in which Oklahoma State has not trailed at all.457: passing yards for Rudolph on Saturday. His second-best game ever and the fourth-most in a single game in school history.5: Of Mason Rudolph’s 15 road TDs came on Saturday in Manhattan. One-third. Wild.2,517: Yards for James Washington in his career. He’s fifth all-time. Dez is now behind him.10: Wins in their last 11 games decided by fewer than 10 points by OSU.6.9: Yards per carry average in the game for OSU. Its best number since … 2013!637: Yards allowed by KSU against OSU which is the most all season (including a season-high 180 on the ground).28.4: Average kickoff return by KSU on Saturday. OSU is allowing 17.11 yards on average.2: National rank of Oklahoma State in plays of 80+ yards this year (it has three of them). Only Southern Miss has more with four.1: Loss since 2000 at home for Kansas State when it wins the turnover battle 3-1 or better (it won it 3-1 on Saturday). While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Bob Stoops Agrees With Mike Gundy That OSU Has One Loss

first_imgAfter Oklahoma State thumped TCU on Saturday in Ft. Worth, Mike Gundy once again visited that pesky loss to Central Michigan way back in September.“Nobody will ever convince me we didn’t get the win,” said Gundy. “I know Kirby had mentioned the committee feels a certain way about that game, but I think Kirby is playing poker and they see us as a 10-win team. That’s just my opinion.”I expected that.What I didn’t expect is for Bob Stoops to agree with Gundy after OU crushed West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday night.“In my eyes they only have one loss, if you play by the rules,” said Stoops. “They review everything else out here. They review a first down. You couldn’t review if that play should have been allowed or not. I have one of those. I count myself with one extra victory. That one at Oregon that everyone counted as a loss. My record book is a little different than everybody else’s.”Stoops is of course referencing the crazy Oregon-OU game from 2006 when Oregon recovered an onside kick it touched early and should not have gotten. The refs for that game were also suspended.One loss, two losses or zero losses, it doesn’t matter when it comes to the Big 12 (although it might for the CFB Playoff!) because Bedlam, for the fourth time in six seasons will once again be for the Big 12 championship. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Headed To Alamo Bowl To Face Colorado

first_imgOklahoma State has been selected to play in the Alamo Bowl on December 29 against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Cowboys were the second-place Big 12 team behind Oklahoma (which is headed to the Sugar Bowl), and the Alamo Bowl has second choice of Big 12 teams.This will be a top 12 matchup as OSU is ranked No. 12 in the final CFB Playoff rankings and Colorado is No. 10. Those are the top two teams that did not make one of the New Year’s Six games. Impressive stuff and a big get for the Alamo Bowl.Oklahoma State has not been to the Alamo Bowl since 2010 when it pasted Arizona 36-10. Other appearances at this bowl include: While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 1997: Purdue 33, Oklahoma State 202004: Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 72010: Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10The game will be played on December 29 (a Thursday) two days before the CFB Playoff semifinal games. It will be aired at 9 p.m. on ESPN just after the Belk Bowl.New Year’s Six bowl teams by conference:Big Ten: 4ACC: 2Pac-12: 2SEC: 2Big 12: 1MAC: 1— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) December 4, 2016This is Oklahoma State’s 11th straight bowl appearance. They are one of just 11 teams currently that have played in 10 or more consecutive bowls. Mike Holder released a statement about OSU’s excitement of playing CU.AD Mike Holder statement on #OKstate Alamo Bowl berth pic.twitter.com/fcY6PIlpTL— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) December 4, 2016last_img read more

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BREAKING: Mason Rudolph, James Washington Announce they are Returning for Senior Years

first_imgWord on the street was James Washington and Mason Rudolph would be returning for their senior season.During bowl preparation in San Antonio, the two put those rumors to rest with an announcement on social media that they would indeed be returning.!!! #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/6UN2poyrU6— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) December 27, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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