Tearful Ronaldo sent off on Champions League debut for Juventus

first_imgThe decision seemed harsh. Ronaldo was being tracked by Murillo in the penalty box and aimed a small kick at his opponent as they tussled.Murillo instantly fell to the ground and, after consulting his assistant on the goalline, Brych sent Ronaldo off.The striker dropped to the floor in disbelief and had tears in his eyes when he finally walked down the tunnel.Ronaldo will now miss Juventus’ next game in Group H, which is at home to Young Boys on October 2.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo sent offVALENCIA, Spain, Sep 19 – Cristiano Ronaldo ended his Champions League debut for Juventus in tears after being sent off against Valencia on Wednesday.Ronaldo was shown a red card by German referee Felix Brych in the 29th minute at Estadio Mestalla after an altercation with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo.last_img read more

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Workers at West Donegal factory vote to strike in row over union rights

first_imgWorkers at a West Donegal factory have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action.The dispute concerns a refusal by management to recognise their right to SIPTU union representation for collective bargaining purposes at the Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) plant in Gweedore.In a ballot of around SIPTU 100 members at the plant, a total of 97% voted for strike action this morning. The company makes wrapping for sandwiches and other items which are exported to a number of major suppliers.SIPTU Organiser, Declan Ferry, said: “In a ballot of our members in the RAP plant which was counted this morning, 97% voted for strike action. Our approximately 100 members have been left with no option but to vote for industrial action in relation to this dispute.“This is because management has refused to respect a Labour Court recommendation even though the company handbook states that it will always adhere with decisions of the State’s industrial relations mechanisms.He added that SIPTU representatives remain available to enter discussions at any time with management to find a resolution to this dispute. However, he added that workers’ rights to engage in collective bargaining on issues of joint concern is a fundamental principle that the company must accept.He added “It is a crucial right for workers which our members refuse to have denied to them.“It is worth reminding this company that it is in receipt of public funds through Údarás na Gaeltachta.“The public, and in particular the people of Donegal are entitled, therefore, to demand that this company recognises workers’ fundamental rights and the recommendations of the State’s industrial relations mechanisms.”Local county councillor and trade union activist Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig said the company has “shown contempt” for their workers. He said it is regrettable that the RAP workforce finds itself in a situation where they are forced to take strike action in order to secure their justified demands.“It should not be overlooked that the Labour Court has already ruled in favour of the workers and it is the company’s stubborn refusal to accept the court recommendation that has led to this situation.“This decision to support strike action was not taken lightly. However, the workers and SIPTU officials are to be commended for demonstrating this degree of commitment to securing their basic entitlements. I would therefore urge all fair-minded people in the Gaeltacht, including members of my own union the IWU, to wholeheartedly support these workers in this struggle.”He added “I would not only call upon Rapid Action Packaging to engage immediately and constructively with its workforce but would also insist that if this company fails to do so, Údarás na Gaeltachta must intervene to ensure an acceptable level of treatment for people at work.” Workers at West Donegal factory vote to strike in row over union rights was last modified: August 21st, 2018 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)last_img read more

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Two drivers die on roads dampened by late spring storm

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Two people died overnight on local roads dampened by a late spring storm that swept through and left in its wake dozens of mishaps. Just under an inch of rain fell Saturday night through Monday. In Valencia, a city crew was called to remove a large tree limb that landed on an SUV. Scott Brandolino, 26, of Valencia died early Monday on Interstate 5 near Calgrove Boulevard in Newhall after his car slammed into a tow truck that had stopped at an accident scene, said Officer Michelle Esposito of the California Highway Patrol. And shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, Gerald Grill, 49, of Agua Dulce died when he lost control of his pickup truck on Sierra Highway just north of Vasquez Canyon Road in Canyon Country and it hit a telephone pole broadside, according to a CHP report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsEsposito said alcohol didn’t appear to play a role in either incident. Investigators will determine whether the weather was a factor. Several collisions were reported across the Santa Clarita Valley through the morning, including one involving an overturned SUV on Via Princessa and Whites Canyon Road and another overturn on the southbound I-5 in Newhall. The storm brought the local season total rainfall to 15.60 inches, about three inches short of the annual average. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251last_img read more

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PENSIONER ATTACK: CLOSING GARDA STATIONS MUST STOP, SAYS TD

first_imgDonegal Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said the appalling attack on a 96 year old woman during a burglary at her home in Aghilly this weekend is further evidence that now is not the time to dismantle local garda resources.“This horrendous attack has caused shock and distress right across the local community.  My thoughts are with this poor woman as she recovers from what was an extremely traumatic event,” said Deputy McConalogue.“While the circumstances of this burglary are particularly upsetting, unfortunately too many people in this region have themselves been victims of burglaries in recent months. “It is clear that in many cases criminal gangs are targeting vulnerable communities and waiting for the right time to make their move. The recent spate of burglaries in Donegal and across the North West region is causing real anxiety and fear for many people, particularly those living alone.“What happened in Aghilly at the weekend must act as a wake-up call to the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, who is currently engaged in a slash and burn of community garda resources.“Many communities in Donegal have been left exposed by cuts to garda stations, patrol cars and garda personnel last year.  And this year, Minister Shatter plans to shut down 5 more stations in Donegal including Malin, Annagry, Glencolumcille, Brockagh and Churchill.  As if this wasn’t enough, we learned over the weekend that the Minister also wants to cut an extra 1,000 garda personnel this year, bringing the garda force to its lowest level in a decade.“People cannot understand why the Minister’s response to a surge in burglaries in rural communities is to dismantle a garda force that took generations to build.  I am pleading with the Minister to look at what is happening here in Donegal and in other rural communities nationwide, and to rethink his attack on rural garda resources.”  PENSIONER ATTACK: CLOSING GARDA STATIONS MUST STOP, SAYS TD was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:PENSIONER ATTACK: CLOSING GARDA STATIONS MUST STOPSAYS TDlast_img read more

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FAMILY OF ACCIDENT VICTIM DEMAND ANSWERS AFTER AMBULANCE TAKES 50 MINUTES TO ARRIVE

first_imgA devastated Donegal family is demanding to know why it took an ambulance almost an hour to attend their mother after she was knocked down.The late Maura PorterMaura Porter, 70, was struck by a car outside her home in Carndonagh on December 30th and later died in hospital.Mrs Porter, from Churchtown, was returning from her local church when she was struck by a car just before 6pm. The well-known and highly-respected mother-of-two was eventually taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.However, despite brave attempts by surgeons to save Mrs Porter, she eventually passed away just before midnight.Now her family is demanding answers as to why there was not adequate ambulance cover on the night Maura was knocked down.Speaking from the family home at Churchtown, her son Brendan said Maura may have survived if she had reached a hospital within the ‘golden hour.’ “Medical personnel will tell you that people have a much better chance of survival if they get to hospital within an hour.“We had to wait for an ambulance to come from Letterkenny for at least fifty minutes. It took another ten minutes to prepare her for transportation to the nearest hospital in Derry in Northern Ireland which was a total transport time of an hour and a half to get mum to hospital.“All that valuable time was wasted when surgeons could have been battling to save mum.“We want to know why there is not adequate ambulance cover for a place the size of Inishowen.“Inishowen is as large as many other counties in Ireland and yet an ambulance had to come all the way from Letterkenny. “If the accident had happened in Malin Head, it would have taken one and a half hours from Letterkenny Hospital,” he said.Brendan revealed how an Eircom cable had fallen down across the footpath and road which he claims may have contributed to the sequence of events.Brendan revealed how he, his sister Davina and dad Neil, stayed with their mum on the road near their home anxiously waiting for the ambulance to arrive as rain poured down.Brendan got down on his hands and knees and lay in the dirt comforting his dying mother on the cold, wet road. Three doctors and two nurses arrived at the scene but could not help Maura as she needed the ambulance to transport her for urgent medical attention from surgeons.“I lay with mum comforting her and praying with her to reassure her. We knew she was in a bad way.“All I could think of was why the ambulance was coming quicker.”Brendan said he wanted to pay tribute to the local community who became ‘guardian angels’ on the evening of his mum’s accident.“All the neighbours came out and stayed on that road while we waited for the ambulance. They were the only consolation we had whilst we waited for the ambulance.“They were like guardian angels on the road making sure the traffic stopped before the Gardai arrived.“Everyone has been so kind but we just cannot allow what happened to mum happen again to any other family,” he said.Maura was buried on Friday after a huge wake which saw hundreds of people call to the family home.Her heartbroken husband Neil is well-known across Inishowen and Co Donegal following his long service to Donegal County Council and a member of the local fire service.Brendan said the family never thought his mother would die in this fashion.He said he and his family are now determined to ensure that no other family have to go through what they are going through.“Mum and dad have given myself and my sister everything opportunity in life and for her to die like this is just heart-breaking. I never thought she would go like this.“She was a very intelligent yet modest and humble woman.“As a family we have no question that mum would have had a chance of survival if an ambulance had have got her to hospital quicker.“Inishowen is a forgotten region as far as the HSE and the ambulance service is concerned.“How can anyone justify a fifty minute journey for an ambulance to reach a dying woman in this day and age.“We loved mum but we know we can never bring her back.“But if we can improve the ambulance service in Inishowen and ensure no other family has to go through what we are going through then mum will not have died in vain,” he said.The HSE has admitted there had been a delay in getting an ambulance to Mrs Porter after revealing the local Carndonagh ambulance had been sent to another call-out.Local TD Charlie McConalogue said he will be seeking answers on the matter.He added that people should not lay the blame at the door of ambulance personnel but the system they are forced to work in.“The public appreciates the tough work that all frontline service workers do but that’s a given.“But people need to have their faith restored in these services,” he said.FAMILY OF ACCIDENT VICTIM DEMAND ANSWERS AFTER AMBULANCE TAKES 50 MINUTES TO ARRIVE was last modified: January 6th, 2014 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:ambulanceCarndonaghdelaydonegalHSEMaura Porterlast_img read more

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HUGE TURNOUT FOR SESSIAGHONEILL 5K FUN RUN AND WALK – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgFormer Sean Mac Cumhaills’ player Martin Mc Laughlin shows the next generation how it is done during the Sessiaghoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesFormer Twin Towns Lord Mayor Barry Dowds has a passenger for good measure as he takes part in the Sessiaghoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesThe leading runners enter Trusk Road at the start of the Sessiaghonell NS 5K Fun Run & Walk. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesSean Mac Cumhaills’ Under-14 players Chad Mc Sorley and Shane Griffin pictured among this group taking part in the Sessiaghoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesYoung lads taking part in the Sessiagoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesA Female athlete pictured along the route of the Sessiaghoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesA young lad taking part in the Sessiaghoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk on Thursday evening. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesThere was a large turnout for the Sessiaghoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesRunners pictured taking part in the Sessiaghoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesThe Sessiaghoneill NS 5K Fun Run & Walk was a huge success with participants of all ages taking part. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesThe Sessiaghoneill NS 5KFun Run & Walk was a real family event. Our picture includes Dana and Mickey Mc Mahon and Daughter during the event. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesHUGE TURNOUT FOR SESSIAGHONEILL 5K FUN RUN AND WALK – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: June 13th, 2014 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:donegalSESSIAGHONEILL 5Klast_img read more

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‘Her family was her priority’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Keeping her extended family together was the life’s work of longtime Sun Valley resident Evelyn Cunningham, who died of congestive heart and renal failure April 7 in Valencia. She was 78. “Her family was her priority,” said her middle daughter, Caren Curren. “Every Sunday when we were growing up, we would visit somebody in the family. She loved her family and enjoyed having us around. “There are photos of grandchildren and great-grandchildren all over the house. There was a strong, maternal presence in our family. She was a strong person. She kept on truckin’ when a normal person would have thrown in the towel. Being a homemaker suited her fine.” Cunningham, called “Babe” or “La La” by relatives and “Evelyn” by friends, hated her first name, Zella, Curren said. She wouldn’t change it, however, Curren said, because “she would get lost in the crowd.” “She cared about everybody; she never said or did anything that was mean,” said sister-in-law Beverly Clements. “She had a good disposition. She was a good neighbor to her neighbors. She was a great person. I married her brother to get her as a sister.” Cunningham, who lived in Sun Valley for 77 years, was a member of the Sun Valley Garden Club for 30 years. She loved fruit and grew orange, fig and apricot trees, as well as strawberries, boysenberries and grapes. Her green thumb extended to successfully growing fuchsias, camellias and cymbidium orchids. For many years, Cunningham sang with the Verdugo Hills Sweet Adelines Chorus. She loved the music of barbershop quartets as well as that of Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. Cunningham enjoyed foreign travel. Two of her favorite trips were ones to Ireland, where she particularly loved seeing castles and the heather on the hills. She also enjoyed cruises to Alaska. “She was generous,” Curren said. “She always pinched pennies for herself but gave away to others. Her bargain-hunting rubbed off on me. “She would strip down her orange tree and set the oranges out for people who walked down the sidewalk. She was generous, welcoming and hospitable.” Zella Evelyn Clements was born June 4, 1926, in Sun Valley. She attended Roscoe Elementary and Verdugo Hills High schools. She married George Alvin Cunningham Jr. on Nov. 18, 1945. The family attended Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Sun Valley when their daughters were growing up. Cunningham is survived by her husband, George; daughters, Cathryne Richards, Caren Curren and Christine Graham; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Rosemarie Mercy; and her brother, Joseph Clements. Cunningham was cremated. Her ashes will be scattered at sea following a private family service today. Donations in her memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. — Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 holly.andres@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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Track & Field Sends Nine Bulldogs To NCAA West Preliminary

first_img Nine members of the Drake University track and field team are set to compete at this week’s NCAA West Preliminary in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA Championships. The NCAA West Preliminary, hosted by the University of Kansas, begins Thursday, May 26, evening and continues through Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.The Bulldogs will have competitors in 10 events over the three days with the top 12 athletes in each event advancing to he NCAA Championship.Please note – due to inclement weather, Thursday’s action was postponed. Below is the updated schedule for the Bulldogs. The entire revised schedule is linked above. Also, all previous first round races will be contestest as quarterfinals with the six heat winners and next six fastest times advancing to the NCAA Championships.Drake Student-Athletes at NCAA West Preliminary Round ScheduleFriday, May 278 a.m. – Women’s 10,000 meters – Emma Huston8:40 a.m. – Men’s 10,000 meters – Reed Fischer9:45 a.m. – Men’s 100 meters – Pierce Vincent11:50 a.m. – Women’s 400-meter hurdles – Virginia Hill12:20 p.m. – Men’s 400-meter hurdles – Bas Van Leersum, Hudson Priebe1:25 p.m. – Men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase – Robert McCann2:30 p.m. – Women’s long jump – Kayla BellSaturday, May 2811:30 a.m. – Women’s 100-meter hurdles – Mary Young1:20 p.m. – Women’s 5,000 meters – Emma Huston2 p.m. – Men’s 5,000 meters – Reed Fischer Story Links Live Video Live Results NCAA West Preliminary Central Revised Schedule Action for the Bulldogs begins on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) competing in the 400-meter hurdles. Hill is coming off of a personal best of 59.00 in the event at the MVC Championships, which is the 32nd fastest time in the region this season. The top three finishers in each of the six heats, plus the next six fastest time will advance to the next round of quarterfinals on Friday at 7:30 p.m.Right after Hill’s race, the men’s team’s Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands) and Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) compete in the men’s 400-meter hurdles at 5 p.m. Van Leersum is the reigning MVC Champion in the event with a season-best time of 51.66 while Priebe, a sophomore, is a two-time All-MVC competitor that was third at the 2016 MVC Championships in 52.21. Both will need to be among the top three in each of the six heats or among the next six fastest to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal race. Drake’s lone West Preliminary qualifier in the field events, Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) also competes on Thursday in the long jump at 6:45 p.m. Bell, who recently claimed All-MVC honors in both the long jump and triple jump has a personal best of six meters (19-8.25) in the long jump this season. Read more about Bell’s season and career here.The busy Thursday on the track continues at 6:55 p.m. with Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.), the MVC runner-up in the 100 meters, stepping into the blocks in one of six heats of the 100 meters. Vincent, who owns a season-best of 10.26 to rank in the top 14 in the field was the MVC runner-up in the event.Competition concludes on the first day with a pair of Bulldogs in the 10,000 meters in senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) and junior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.). Huston races at 9 p.m. and currently ranks 14th in the field with a school record time of 33:55.89. She’ll be aiming to finish among the top 12 in the event to advance to the NCAA Championships. Fischer faces the same task as his season-best of 29:09.86 ranks 17th in the field, putting him in position to advance with a strong performance.Friday’s action begins at 5 p.m. with Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) competing in the 100-meter hurdles, an event which she owns a season-best time of 13.58. The quarterfinals of the 100 meters, 400-meter hurdles follow shortly after. At 9:30 p.m., Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) aims to continue his strong season in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. McCann recently won an MVC Championship and Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee title in the event. He currently ranks 13th in the region in the event with a personal best of 8:43.00 that he ran in winning the MVC crown. Earlier in the year, he ran what was at the time, the fastest performance in the nation.Saturday will conclude with the quarterfinals of the women’s 100-meter hurdles and Fischer and Huston returning to the oval for the 5,000 meters. Huston, who also owns the school record in the event, has run 16:06.55 in the event this season to rank 16th in the field. She’ll try to move into the top 12 in the event to advance to the NCAA Championship, as will Fischer, who nearly set the school record at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee with a third-place finish of 14:00.28. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Chef Brian reveals the only pancake recipe you’ll ever need

first_imgDonegal chef Brian McDermott cooked up a storm this afternoon on RTÉ’s ‘Today with Maura and Daithi’.Brian was joined by his daughters in whipping up some fresh tasty treats for everyone in the studio.Luckily for us, Chef Brian revealed his classic pancake recipe so as we can replicate the mouth-watering delights we saw earlier on RTÉ.  Ingredients:250g Self Raising Flour25g Sugar250ml Milk2 Eggs50g Melted ButterTo Top:50g Local Honey1 LemonMethod: Sieve the flour into a bowl. Add the sugar.Whisk together the milk and eggs, add to the flour and sugar and whisk to create a thick batter consistency. Add the melted butter.Heat a non-stick pan to a medium heat and pour some of the batter into the center of the pan and cook on either side for 1 minute. Pancakes should be golden on each side.Top with a drizzle of local honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for traditional Pancake Tuesday. Brian’s tip for better batter is to whip it up and set it aside for an hour before making the pancakes. You can get really creative with toppings, but here’s four of Brian’s favourites:Crème Fraiche & Blueberries with cinnamonBanana & Chocolate Spread with chopped walnutsBacon & Maple SyrupButtered Mushrooms, Thyme & black pepper Voilà! Fluffy, delicious pancakes every time. Will you be making pancakes today?Yes, homemadeI’ll buy some pre-made and add my own toppingsNoUnsureVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWill you be making pancakes today?Chef Brian reveals the only pancake recipe you’ll ever need was last modified: February 13th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:brian mc dermottpancake tuesdayrecipeshrove tuesdaylast_img read more

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Redwoods women and men lose at home to Lassen

first_imgIn their first conference home game of the season the College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team fell to Lassen Community College 72-61 in a Golden Valley Conference matchup on Saturday night.Redwoods (8-9, 1-2) put themselves in a 13-2 hole early in the first quarter but rebounded and took a 29-28 lead over Lassen (14-9, 2-2) midway through quarter number two. “We had some first home game jitters, and it took us a little bit to settle down,” Corsairs Head Coach Jain Tuey said.Lassen …last_img read more

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