USU Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Program Finishes 10th Nationally

first_img Tags: Alabama/Dillon Maggard/Sindri Gudmundsson/Stanford/Utah State Track and Field June 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Program Finishes 10th Nationally Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday, Utah State’s men’s track and field/cross country program finished 10th nationally in this year’s NCAA Division I men’s program of the year standings per information released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.Utah State and Colorado State, the two Mountain West programs in contention for this award each finished with 76 points while the Rams were ranked ninth nationally.BYU was just behind Utah State, finishing 11th with 78.5 points. The Aggies were bolstered by their 27th place finish in the men’s cross country championships last fall at Louisville, Ky.Additionally, during the NCAA Indoor Track Championships at College Station, Texas, the Aggies’ men tied for 28th in the standings, representing their best finish since 1977 when they tied for 21st nationally.The Aggies were bolstered by the strong performances of distance-runner Dillon Maggard and javelin thrower Sindri Gudmundsson to have such stellar showings on the season.Alabama was named as the John McConnell Men’s Division I program of the year, netting 28.5 points. Stanford was named as the Terry Crawford Women’s Division I program of the year, posting 15 points.For programs to be eligible for the Program of the Year award, teams must qualify for each of the NCAA championships (cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field). Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA championship while the lowest total score for all three championships determines the winner. Written bylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 9/12/18

first_img Written by September 13, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/12/18 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUESan Diego 5, Seattle 4AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 5, Detroit 4Tampa Bay 3, Cleveland 1Oakland 10, Baltimore 0Boston 1, Toronto 0Minnesota 3, N.Y. Yankees 1Chicago White Sox 4, Kansas City 2, 12 InningsL.A. Angels 8, Texas 1NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 8, Cincinnati 1Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3Atlanta 2, San Francisco 1N.Y. Mets 13, Miami 0Washington 5, Philadelphia 1Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 1Colorado 5, Arizona 4WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSSeattle 98, Washington 82Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy protection as fallout from Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal continues

first_imgDecember 5, 2018 /Sports News – National USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy protection as fallout from Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal continues FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailsportpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) — Reeling from lawsuits over the serial sexual abuse perpetrated on athletes by former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.The organization filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to court records.“The filing enables us to expedite an equitable resolution of the claims made by the survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement released Wednesday.The USAG officials emphasized that claims made against the organization by Nassar’s victims are covered by insurance and will not be affected by the bankruptcy action.“We owe it to the survivors to resolve, fully and finally, claims based on the horrific acts of the past and, through this process, seek to expedite resolution and help them move forward,” said Kathryn Carson, the recently-elected chair of the USAG’s board of directors. “Our sport is safer and stronger thanks to the bravery of these women. The Chapter 11 filing and the expedited resolution of these claims are critical first steps in rebuilding the community’s trust.”The move comes as the organization continues to search for a new chief executive officer.“We hope to have this position filled in early 2019,” the USAG statement says. “We’re looking for someone with experience and leadership skills to build a leadership team that will help all of us to continue to restore faith and confidence in USA Gymnastics, and to set and execute a clear vision for a successful future.”Nassar, who also worked for decades as a sports physician at Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting numerous athletes under the guise of medical treatment. In January, a Michigan judge sentenced him to more than 175 years in prison, calling Nassar’s choice to assault scores of girls and women, under the pretense that he was treating them, “precise, calculated, manipulative, devious and despicable.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Lillard and McCollum lift Blazers to 132-105 win over Jazz

first_imgTrail Blazers: At home Feb. 5 vs. Heat. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 36 points and 11 assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 132-105 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Jazz: Since Dec. 15, the Utah Jazz have had the best defense in the NBA and they have the second-best in the defense overall. The Jazz improvement on defense has seen them rise in the standings and head coach Quin Snyder believes there were a lot of factors that contributed to the improvement. While the NBA has jumped in pace, averaging two more possessions per game league wide, Snyder believes the pace wasn’t a determining factor in their slow start defensively. TIP-INS Tags: CJ McCollum/Damian Lillard/NBA/Portland Trail Blazers/Utah Jazz Trail Blazers: The Blazers and Jazz played on Wednesday night for the 4th time since December 21. With all of the games against the same team in such a short period of time, Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said it’s somewhat similar to a playoff setting. McCollum didn’t miss a shot until he clanked a free-throw with 9:02 left in the second quarter and didn’t miss a field goal until later in the period. Donovan Mitchell had 22 points to lead Utah. With the win, the Blazers tied the season series with the Jazz at 2-2. Even when he wasn’t shooting, he was still scoring. An attempted lob pass from McCollum to Blazers center Meyers Leonard went in the basket anyway. After the Jazz cut the Blazers lead that had once been at 27 down to 10 with 7:57 left in the third quarter, the Blazers put the game away scoring the next 17 points. Portland’s starting center Jusuf Nurkic was a late scratch with a sore right knee. “A little bit,” Stotts said when asked if it was at all like a playoff matchup. “I talked to the team during shoot around today like, we should know some of these calls when they’re going through their sets. We should know these calls by now. Granted it’s not as compact amount of time in a playoff series but there is a degree that you know that team a little bit better than you would if you played them once a month.” UP NEXT McCollum, only one game removed from his first career triple-double, stayed red hot. The Blazers guard made all nine of his shots in the first quarter and had 20 by the end of the period. Lillard’s backcourt mate CJ McCollum was excellent as well, scoring 30 points in the win. Jazz: At home Friday vs. Hawks. “It was more stylistic and some of it was schedule,” Snyder said. “Some of it was the team kind of remembering on a little deeper level their identity. We had to make a couple of adjustments. Less so based on pace and more so based on certain personnel situations and how we can best utilize our players. Often times you have to see that and feel it not just as a coach but as a player. To commit to it on a deeper level you have to believe in it.” January 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Lillard and McCollum lift Blazers to 132-105 win over Jazz Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Olympic runner discusses training her mind for success

first_img Written by Beau Lund April 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Olympic runner discusses training her mind for successcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The physical demands professional runners endure are both grueling and awe-inspiring. For Olympian Deena Kastor, becoming a successful long distance runner was about more than just training her body; it was about training her mind, too. She outlines the lessons she learned about competing, life, and discovering her winner’s mindset in her new book, Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory.In an exclusive conversation with ABC News, Kastor discusses some of the lessons she took from years of competing on the national stage.She says whether people are competing on the race course, at school, or their jobs, they must find ways to reframe their perceptions about failures and shortcomings. “It may take a lot of work to get there,” she concedes, “but the work is worth it.”Kastor recounts one of her worst losses as a moment when she learned that she could use failure to push herself to succeed. In an eight kilometer cross country national championship race early in her career, she believed she was going to come in first place after months of intense training. Instead, she says, “I was absolutely demolished. I went from confident to crushed in just thirty minutes.”Her coach would not let her wallow in the unexpected failure. He wanted her to use her failure to increase her desire to win and find ways to improve before her next competitive race:“My coach told me, ‘I’m glad you’re disappointed because it means you care.’”It was following this loss that she improved her times and became a world class runner, competing in national and Olympic races.Kastor looked to fill her book with a variety of lessons she learned at different points in life. They include how becoming a mother reframed the way she thought about competition, and how she was able to move on from the grief she endured in losing her family dog.With her memoir, she hopes some of what she learned will empower others to endure through their own challenges and reach their potential:“The lessons of bravery and courage and enduring can be related across the board. At any given moment, we can choose to throw in the towel, give up… I think it’s really important to pass along the message we can reshape and redefine our perceptions. And the best way to share that knowledge is to write a book… not so much for people to learn about me, but discover more about themselves through using thoughts, and perspectives, and more of their mental game to get an edge on their running and their lives.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Racing legend Niki Lauda dies at the age of 70

first_img Beau Lund Written by May 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Racing legend Niki Lauda dies at the age of 70
 Rest in peace Niki Lauda. Forever carried in our hearts, forever immortalised in our history. The motorsport community today mourns the devastating loss of a true legend.The thoughts of everyone at F1 are with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/olmnjDaefo— Formula 1 (@F1) May 21, 2019Ferrari also expressed its condolences.center_img Everyone at Ferrari is deeply saddened at the news of the death of our dear friend Niki Lauda. He won two of his three world championships with us and will always be in our hearts and in those of all Ferrari fans. Our sincere condolences go to all his family and friends.#CiaoNiki pic.twitter.com/mbzZBNZiRZ— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) May 21, 2019Formula One racer Jenson Button simply said: “A legend has left us. Rest in Peace Niki.”The chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurtz, said that Lauda was “a very great Austrian.” “The whole country and the motorsport world are mourning the loss of a very great Austrian,” he posted on Twitter. “Niki, we are going to miss you. Personally and also on behalf of the Republic, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to his wife and children!” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailERWIN SCHERIAU/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Niki Lauda, the Austrian former Formula One legend and three-time World Championship winner, has died at the age of 70. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement to the Austrian Press Agency. “His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur … his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain. A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed.”Lauda was one of the best-known and universally admired figures in Formula One. The grandson of a wealthy industrialist, Lauda renounced his inheritance in order to pursue a career in racing, according to his Formula One obituary. He won his first World Championship in 1975 with Ferrari. He would go on to win two more world titles — in 1977 with Ferrari and in 1984 with McLaren.At the height of his rivalry with fellow Formula One driver James Hunt, Lauda suffered an enormous crash at the world famous Nürburgring track on Aug. 1 during the 1976 German Grand Prix. His Ferrari burst into flames with Lauda left trapped in the cockpit. Miraculously, Lauda was saved by fellow drivers and nearby marshals but he was left badly burned by the crash.Lauda, known for his resilience, reappeared at a press conference a few weeks later, with his wounds still fresh. Lauda only missed two races before returning to the racetrack 40 days after the crash. He eventually lost out on the World Championship that year to his rival Hunt by a single point. During his career he won 25 Grand Prix races. Their rivalry was the subject of the 2013 movie Rush. Daniel Bruhl played Lauda in the Ron Howard film. Lauda, who inhaled a great deal of smoke during that 1976 crash, underwent a lung transplant last August.After retiring in 1985, Lauda pursued a career as a businessman and became an adviser to Ferrari and Jaguar.The world of racing and beyond posted tributes on social media to Lauda following news of his death. “Rest in peace Niki Lauda,” the Formula One account posted on Twitter. “Forever carried in our hearts, forever immortalised in our history. The motorsport community today mourns the devastating loss of a true legend.”last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 7/26/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUESt. Louis 5, Houston 3AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 3, Toronto 1Boston 10, N-Y Yankees 5Minnesota 6, Chi White Sox 2Cleveland 8, Kansas City 3Texas 5, Oakland 2Baltimore 9, L-A Angels 3Seattle 3, Detroit 2NATIONAL LEAGUEColorado 12, Cincinnati 2L-A Dodgers 4, Washington 2Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 2N-Y Mets 6, Pittsburgh 3Miami 3, Arizona 2Milwaukee 3, Chi Cubs 2San Francisco 2, San Diego 1, 11 InningsMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew York City 3, Kansas City 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 27, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/26/19 Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img

MLBPA: Braves GM’s free agency comments ‘egregious’

first_img Beau Lund November 6, 2019 /Sports News – National MLBPA: Braves GM’s free agency comments ‘egregious’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmiflippo/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Major League Baseball Players Association is launching an investigation into possible collusion among MLB teams as free agency begins.A press release from the MLBPA cites comments made by Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos on a conference call earlier this week. On that call, Anthopoulos allegedly said that his team had “had time to connect with 27 of the clubs — obviously the Astros and [Nationals] being in the World Series, they were tied up — but we had a chance to get a sense of what the other clubs are going to look to do in free agency, who might be available in trades.”MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark reacted by saying that the comments “call into question the integrity of the entire free-agent system.”Last year’s slow free agent market prompted some to wonder whether teams were colluding to decrease the length and value of contracts that free agents ultimately signed.“The clear description of Club coordination is egregious,” Clark said Wednesday, “and we have launched an immediate investigation looking into the matter.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 12/13/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASONAtlanta 116, Orlando 107Brooklyn 119, Washington 114Detroit 99, New York 91Houston 0, Chicago 0LA Lakers 131, LA Clippers , 106Sacramento 121, Portland 106NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEArizona 26, NY Giants 7Chicago 36, Houston 7Dallas 30, Cincinnati 7Denver 32, Carolina 27Kansas City 33, Miami 27Tampa Bay 26, Minnesota 14Tennessee 31, Jacksonville 10Indianapolis 44, Las Vegas 27Seattle 40, NY Jets 3Green Bay 31, Detroit 24LA Chargers, 20 Atlanta 17Philadelphia 24, New Orleans 21Washington 23, San Francisco 15Buffalo 26, Pittsburgh 15TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLIowa 106 N. Illinois 53Michigan St. 109, Oakland 91West Virginia 87, Richmond 71Ohio St. 67, Cleveland St. 61Arizona St. 71, Grand Canyon 70Texas at Baylor (Postponed)Tarleton State at Kansas (Canceled)William & Mary at (Postponed)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 14, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/13/20 Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes speak out before facing off in Super Bowl LV

first_imgFebruary 1, 2021 /Sports News – National Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes speak out before facing off in Super Bowl LV Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With Super Bowl LV just six days away, both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs are getting ready for the big game.The quarterbacks of both teams spoke to ESPN recently about their upcoming matchup this Sunday.Patrick Mahomes, 25, is hoping to lead the Chiefs to their second championship in a row, while Brady, 43, appears in his 10th Super Bowl game in the hopes of bringing the title home to Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers were last crowned NFL champions in 2002.Hear from both quarterbacks below:Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more