Lundqvist makes 39 saves as Rangers beat Ducks 4-1

first_imgNew York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) deflects the puck as Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell (67) and Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)NEW YORK — As he has so many times before, Henrik Lundqvist kept the New York Rangers in the game long enough for its scorers to break through.Lundqvist stopped 39 shots, Paul Carey scored twice and the Rangers beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Tuesday night to win their third straight. Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner also scored for New York, and Nick Holden and David Desharnais each had two assists.ADVERTISEMENT It was the 422nd career win for the 35-year-old Lundqvist, who is 9-2 over his past 12 starts, including a no decision.“I think the way I take care of myself right now as I am getting older — the way I eat, the way I sleep, the way I prepare — I try to do everything I can to stay on top of my game,” Lundqvist said. “I feel like the team is playing really well and that’s helpful. I can focus on the shooter a lot. It’s a big thing for me to commit to the shooter a lot more, feeling that support from the guys around me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkOndrej Kase scored for the Ducks, who have lost three straight. John Gibson made 28 saves.The Ducks outshot the Rangers 16-10 in the first period and had several quality scoring opportunities. However, Lundqvist covered up a few defensive breakdowns, giving New York’s offense time to get on track. The Rangers scored twice in 1:24 spanning the first intermission. Desharnais found a streaking Carey at 19:14 of the first period, and Hayes scored 38 seconds into the second for a 2-0 lead.“I hate to say it but I think we are finding ways to lose hockey games at the moment,” Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said. “You have to find ways to win games. We have to dig in, buckle down defensively and win one of these games 1-0, something like that. We have to give our goaltenders more help than that.”Carey scored again at 13:00 of the middle frame. Desharnais stopped short near the hash marks and found Carey alone in the slot. Jimmy Vesey also assisted on the play.Desharnais had been playing well on the top line while center Mika Zibanejad missed nine games with a concussion, but Zibanejad returned Tuesday. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault slid Desharnais to the fourth line, but he still contributed and has nine points in his last 10 games.“At the end of the day you’re going to get injuries during the season, and that’s opportunities for other guys,” Vigneault said. “Tonight, with Vesey and Carey he made some real good plays. That line got some good looks and were able to contribute. That is what we expected.”ADVERTISEMENT Grabner scored his 17th of the season at 16:37 of the third for a 4-1 lead. The speedy Austrian forward converted on his own rebound. The play was reviewed, but the referee’s determined the puck completely crossed the goal line before an Anaheim defenseman batted the puck out of the air.Kase was able to sneak a wrist shot between Lundqvist’s pad at 14:43 of the third period. Getzlaf and Josh Manson got assists.Anaheim scratched defenseman Brandon Montour, and Francois Beauchemin dressed in his place. Montour has now played in 33 of 35 games this season, missing one game due to injury.NOTES: Holden got his 100th career point on Carey’s first goal. … Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh skated in his 497th NHL game. … New York scratched D Steven Kampfer and C Boo Nieves. … Ducks F Andrew Cogliano is the NHL’s active leader in consecutive games played (821). … Anaheim scratched D Korbinian Holzer and C Dennis Rasmussen. … The Rangers have earned at least one point in 13 of their last 14 home games, dating to Oct. 26 (12-1-1 record over the span).UP NEXTRangers: Visit Devils on Thursday night.Ducks: Visit Islanders on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA: Ex-Cavs coach David Blatt calls Kyrie Irving trade request ‘brave’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Ricci Rivero shuts down transfer rumors

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “As of now, I still attend classes everyday. We just asked to take a leave of absence first from our trainings,” Rivero said on Monday as he joined the Gilas Pilipinas evening sessions at Meralco Gym.News surrounding Rivero’s status with the Green Archers surfaced over the weekend, with the school’s Office for Sports Development releasing a statement clarifying that the 20-year-old, together with brother Prince and teammate Brent Paraiso, won’t be attending the trainings due to their current commercial commitments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. .@RicciRivero06 clarifies that as of now, he’s still enrolled in La Salle and reiterated that he just asked to take a leave of absence due to the new school policy regarding player endorsements. pic.twitter.com/ZzQ3buG9zH— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) February 5, 2018 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cool runnings too as Malaysia, Singapore take up Winter Olympics challengecenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We’re surprised because we expected them to tell us to not have those endorsement deals during the season so that we’re more focused with the new coach and all,” he said. “We know it’s more ok if we’ll bond together and have the same mindset when the season is ongoing. But we were surprised when we’re about to start our training and that’s the first thing they said.”Despite the issue surrounding his future in Taft, Rivero clarified he’s still with La Salle.“There’s no truth to [transfer rumors]. As of now, I’m just waiting if there will be a meeting again with the (La Salle) managers,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Embattled swingman Ricci Rivero reiterated that he’s still with La Salle, shutting down rumors of his possible transfer.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle has recently implemented a new policy prohibiting players from entering into sponsorship agreements with commercial entities as it seeks to have its players be in a better mindset under the guidance of new coach Louie Gonzalez.Rivero said that he personally asked to take the leave as he wanted to honor his word with his bevy of endorsement deals.“Even before that, I already signed the contracts. So it’s hard on my side to have said yes already and not honor that. I asked the coaches if we can take the leave and they said yes so that we can finish our commitments to the other brands,” he said.However, Rivero said that they were caught by surprise with the new policy as they expected the implementation to be done at the start of UAAP Season 81.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Liberia Seeks Legislative Exchange with Germany

first_img“Liberia wants stronger and more proactive legislative exchanges with the German government in order to build its post-war legislative capacity,” Senator H. Dan Morais has declared.The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman has expressed the importance of re-establishing a stronger line of communication between the Liberian Legislature and her German counterpart, adding; “Liberia needs such exchanges in order to have a vibrant legislature.”Speaking with the new German Ambassador, who paid a courtesy call at the Capitol Building in Monrovia, Sen. Morais recounted Germany’s continued assistance to the country’s recovery process and expressed the Liberian Senate’s gratitude for their (Germany’s) unwavering loyalty to a state recovering from years of political instability.”Germany is the largest donor to our recovery process. They are engaged in funding several initiatives that support road development, electricity and other major developmental issues in our country. We have had these initiatives before, and this is an opportunity to reinstitute a parliamentary collaboration to build our own capacity. Germany was the First Nation to recognize Liberia’s independence; this shows how strong the long lasting bilateral ties are between both nations,” the Maryland County lawmaker said.Fostering a union between both governments was high on the agenda in their meeting.For his part, German Ambassador Ralph Timmermann expressed Berlin’s commitment to a more collaborative approach with the Liberian Legislature to foster bilateral exchanges.How these legislative or parliamentary exchanges would take place was not explained, but the German envoy stressed the need to promote ties between both parliaments, an initiative he considered “important.””This is not just about government to government ties— which are there and well established— but ties between the representatives and people of Liberia and Germany. We decided to explore today what the possibilities are, whether it is German parliamentarians visiting Liberia, or Liberian representatives visiting Germany. We have to see what fits best. The goal, ultimately, is to advance and intensify relations between the two nations,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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1 dead in Moruca River boat collision

first_imgA two-boat collision in the Moruca River, Region One (Barima-Waini), on Friday evening has left at least one person dead. The accident occurred sometime around 19:30h in the vicinity of the Parakese Village along the Moruca River, one of the three sub-regions in the North West District (NWD).While details of the accident were sketchy up to press time, Guyana Times was able to confirm the death of 32-year-old Rodwell Daniels, a miner of Santa Rosa Village. He reportedly sustained serious injuries from thecollision.According to reports reaching this newspaper, Daniels was operating a boat in the Moruca River, when it collided into another boat coming in the opposition direction. That boat was being driver by operator Thomas Norton, 32, of Kamwatta Village. Further information revealed that one of the boats was heading to Moruca while the other was leaving. Meanwhile, when contacted Friday night, F Division (Interior Locations) Commander, RavindradatBudhram, confirmed the accident and that Daniels died as result of the collision.Budhram further indicated that Norton has been arrested and is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

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Chamberlain will fit right in, says Henderson

first_img0Shares0000Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain smiles in his new Liverpool shirt after completing an Arsenal exit. Photo/DMLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 4 – Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes that new signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will settle in well under manager Jurgen Klopp.The 24-year-old recently forced his way out of Arsenal, spurning the chance to join Chelsea to sign with the Reds instead, and Henderson says he is happy with the new signing. “I think he can do both very well,” Henderson said. “He’s a fantastic player, he can adapt to each position, gives you something different on the wing.“He’s very direct and powerful and in the midfield he’s clever enough to get on the ball and get on the half turn so, for me, he can play in either position.“You’d have seen him [Klopp] on the sidelines, he’s very passionate, what you see is a fantastic manager and I think he will help Alex a lot.“He will help him develop as a player and hopefully you will see even more good things from him.”Both players are in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Monday’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, and Henderson insisted that they can’t focus too much on club football at the moment.“I’m delighted he’s signed for Liverpool, but, at the end of the day, we are with England and our focus has got to be on the game here and after Monday then I’m sure we can start focusing on Man City and getting him into Melwood for his first session and stuff like that.”Henderson and Oxlade-Chamberlain both started for the Three Lion’s in their recent 4-0 win over Malta, and will both be hoping to feature against Slovakia at Wembley.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea youngster heads out on loan to Vitesse Arnhem

first_img Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran has joined Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran has joined Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan.The 21-year-old has struggled to break into the first-team at Stamford Bridge after a bright start back in 2010, and the Eredivisie side will be the fifth team he’s spent time on loan at in the last three years.Jose Mourinho left the England Under-21 midfielder out of his pre-season plans and McEachran will now link up with fellow Chelsea team-mates Wallace and Bertrand Traore at the Dutch side.The Blues have close links with Vitesse and regularly send players there to gain experience – last season Christian Atsu, Lucas Piazon and Patrick van Aanholt were all sent there on loan . 1last_img read more

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Tejon Ranch site eyed for AVC campus

first_imgLANCASTER – Antelope Valley College has yet to build its second campus, but already is looking toward finding a location for a third. As AVC continues working toward the construction of a Palmdale campus, college officials said they need to plan for the future and are looking at the possibility of a third campus. The college amended its contract with Public Private Ventures, its Palmdale site consultants, to authorize it to search for a site within the proposed 23,000-home Centennial development in Tejon Ranch. AVC President Jackie Fisher said the college has held a couple of meetings with the developers to discuss the concept. “We’re in the early stages,” Fisher said. “We are seeking a collaborative effort.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCentennial would draw some 70,000 residents to a 12,000-acre development proposed east of Interstate 5 about halfway between Bakersfield and Los Angeles. The project, tentatively set to begin construction in 2007, is being proposed by Centennial Founders LLC, a partnership composed of Pardee Homes, Tejon Ranch Co., Lewis Investment Co., and Standard Pacific Homes. Although the project site is about 30 miles west of AVC’s Lancaster campus, it is within the college district’s boundaries. “That’s a massive project out there,” said AVC board President Steve Buffalo. “If it comes out as they foresee, there will be a need for a campus out there.” Public Private Ventures is tasked with finding a site of about 100 acres within the Centennial project that would be suitable for a college campus. The site would have to accommodate up to 10,000 students. The college consultants would identify the site, negotiate for its donation or purchase, and work on the cooperative agreements needed with the property owner and with the appropriate government agencies involved in the approval process. Once a site for a community college is identified, it must be included in official plans for Centennial, plans must be developed for funding and infrastructure and opportunities identified for shared uses. Those first steps are expected to occur relatively quickly, within three months to half a year, because Centennial is already in the planning and entitlement process. The next steps after that include a more thorough evaluation of the suitability of the selected site, including engineering and environmental studies, getting approval from state officials, and managing the escrow process. The company would receive hourly fees and an incentive fee of 5 percent of the fair market value of any donated or purchased site. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man City name attacking XI for Lyon Champions League clash – live on talkSPORT

first_img shining ADVICE RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News What the managers are sayingBruno Genesio (Lyon): “We have to play the game without a second thought. They are a team above us on paper, we will have to be at 150% for success.”Pep Guardiola (Man City): “For the people who don’t love us too much, who use money as an argument, then we have failed if we don’t win the Champions League. For the other people, especially our fans, the people who say, ‘OK, we enjoy watching our games, we are happy with what the guys are doing’, I am pretty sure they don’t have regrets about what these guys are doing for the last 12, 14, 15 months every three days.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT has full live commentary of Lyon vs Man City, kick-off 8pm. Click here for the Lyon vs Man City live stream Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Nabil Fekir scored at the Etihad to help Lyon to a memorable victory REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice BEST OF REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move His side were surprisingly defeated by the French outfit on matchday one, but have claimed victories in each of their three games since then to top Group F.They will progress to the knockout rounds by drawing at the Groupama Stadium, while a win will guarantee them top spot.City head into Tuesday evening’s clash on the back of a 4-0 destruction of West Ham in the Premier League, with their opponents also securing a win in their most recent league fixture; Lyon secured a narrow defeat of St-Etienne on Friday night.The Champions League encounter promises to be thrilling, and you can listen to the full match LIVE on talkSPORT. Manchester City are going gung-ho as they hope to book their place in the Champions League round-of-16 when they face Lyon tonight.Manager Pep Guardiola is leaving nothing to chances as he starts David Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling Riyad Mahrez, and Sergio Aguero in his starting XI. 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Bernardo Silva halved the deficit against Lyon last time out, but is set to miss Tuesday’s match 2 MONEY Confirmed line-upsLyon: Lopes, Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal, Da Silva, Ndombele, Aouar, Mendy, Cornet, Depay, Fekir.Subs: Gorgelin, Terrier, Traore, Morel, Tete, Cheikh, Tousart.Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva, Mahrez, Sane, Sterling, Aguero.Subs: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Delph, Otamendi, Foden, Diazlast_img read more

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O’DOMHNAILL PROMISES TOUGH QUESTION FOR AN POST CEO OVER CLOSURES

first_imgAn Post CEO Donal Connell will appear before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture next week to discuss the closure of rural post offices – including many in Donegal.Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill was among the members of the Committee who requested that Mr Connell be invited to answer questions about the policy of closing small post offices in rural communities across Ireland.“I am delighted that Mr Connell has accepted our invitation to answer questions about the future of a number of small post offices in communities across the country,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill. “It is devastating for any community, particularly more isolated rural communities, to lose their local post office. The post office is a key amenity for small towns and villages accross Ireland and it is often treated as a focal point or meeting places in many communities.Senator O’Domhnaill said there are genuine concerns about the future of a number of small post offices in the North West region.“The post offices in Laghey and Meenlaragh were closed over the past number of months very little advance notice and no consultation locally. The sudden loss of such an important local service has been upsetting for many people locally.“I want to ask Mr Connell about An Post’s policy in relation post office closures. I want to question him about how this policy is being executed. “It is crucial that adequate consultation takes place before any closures are considered and if a post office is to close, the community must be given proper notice before that happens.“It is important that An Post management knows that this is not just about the services a post office provides, it is about the preservation of small rural communities. At time when many communities are facing cuts to their local schools, their local garda stations and their local health services, the loss of their post office is another blow they simply cannot afford.” O’DOMHNAILL PROMISES TOUGH QUESTION FOR AN POST CEO OVER CLOSURES was last modified: April 19th, 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:An Postpost office closuresSenator Brian O’Domhnailllast_img read more

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Arogundade’s Offseason Produces Big Strides On The Court

first_imgBy Sheridan Powell – Drake Athletic Communications Student AssistantThis story originally appeared in the Jan. 17-30 edition of the Drake Men’s Basketball Gameday Program. Drake sophomore Ore Arogundade has been no stranger to obstacles in his life. His family moved to the United States when he was very young, leaving their home country of Nigeria. He grew up in a house full of brothers, competing and pushing each other constantly. His brothers, two older and one younger, grew up playing basketball and the four pushed each other to continually get better.”It’s that whole family dynamic – them playing sports and my mom being an athlete,” Arogundade said. “There’s just a competitive edge they have, and they share it with me and I think that’s really good.”Despite various challenges, Arogundade became accustomed to success in high school. His senior year, he led St. Viator High School to a state tournament appearance and became the program’s all-time leading scorer with more than 1,600 career points. He also played for the Illinois Wolves, an AAU team with tremendous success.An Illinois Mr. Basketball finalist, Arogundade was receiving attention from colleges across the nation. He received offers from multiple schools, including Saint Louis University, San Francisco and Utah State before ultimately choosing Drake.His freshman year with the Bulldogs, Arogundade earned a starting spot in his first two collegiate games. However, those two were the only two games he started all season.He went on to lead the team in three-point accuracy and saw consistent minutes the remainder of the season to average 3.7 points per game.But that wasn’t enough for him.”From high school, I thought I was ready [to play college basketball],” Arogundade said. “But I really wasn’t.”Over the course of the offseason, Arogundade put in tremendous work at the gym each day. But it wasn’t just his physical skills he was perfecting, it was his mental.”I used to get down on stuff in the past, last year,” Arogundade said. “This year, when something goes bad or goes wrong, I just let it out and just focus on the day-by-day. I think that was the biggest change for me in the last year.”Recently, Arogundade began watching tape of himself from high school to rebuilt confidence that may have been shaken by the rigors of Division I college basketball.”It’s good to just remember how good you can be,” Arogundade said. “To see where you came from, your past success and what you’re capable of.”While cultivating that strong mentality heading into the season, he focused on perfecting the rest of his game.’Day-by-day’ is his mantra, repeated as steps were taken towards progress and improvement.”I was in the gym everyday,” Arogundade said. “Working on my three-point shot, working on my ball-handling, just working on every aspect of my game.”The countless hours of time in the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility have been evident this season as he as he earned a spot in the starting lineup against Iowa where he held the Hawkeyes’ leading scorer to nearly half his season average.With the injury to C.J. Rivers on Jan. 9, Arogunade immediately saw his role increase even more. The coaching staff’s faith in him has been rewarded as Arogundade has hit his stride recently by averaging 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in the last five games.In the loss at Indiana State, he poured in a career-high 15 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the three-point arc with eight rebounds. That performance came on the heels of a career-high nine boards against Bradley and backt-to-back 12-point outings against Loyola and Illinois State.His increased role and the team’s dependence on his contributions remains his motivation for both mental and physical improvement. The Bulldogs’ season to date has left Arogundade and his teammates anything but satisfied. But Arogundade and the rest of the Bulldogs continue to strive for improvement.”I’m never satisfied. I don’t think anyone should be satisfied with where they are,” Arogundade said. “I’m very hard on myself and I’m always looking for ways to get better. Whether that be on the basketball court or off, I try to be a better person all around.”Arogundade and the Bulldog faithful hope that drive and commitment to continual improvement produce a turnaround for the Bulldogs and results on and off the court for years to come.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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