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Penn track makes history throughout three days of competition in the 125th Penn Relays

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Even after 125 years, the Quakers proved they still had something to add to the storied legacy of the Penn Relays.

After a thrilling weekend of competition with over 15,000 participants from almost every level of track competition and countries all over the world, Penn track came away with one of its most successful performances in Relays history.

The Quakers did not waste any time making their presence known. In the College Women’s Championship of America Distance Medley Relay, the first of many Championship of America events, the Red and Blue came out on top.

The Quakers got a fast start from junior and 2019 NCAA Indoor runner-up Nia Akins in the the 1200-meter leg of the relay, separating herself from the pack on her third and final lap and giving Penn an early five second advantage.

Akins passed the baton to sophomore Uchechi Nwogwugwu, who proceeded to break her own Penn record in the 400 with a time of 52.22 seconds.

“I think every year I come to Penn Relays and something special happens to me,” Nwogwugwu said. “I run my season best every time I run here.”

While the other teams were able to close the gap a little on sophomore Melissa Tanaka and junior Maddie Villalba, the Quakers’ early advantage was simply too much for the other 14 teams in the field to overcome, as Villalba came down the final stretch well ahead of the rest of the teams.

“I was yelling ‘stay in the moment’ because it is hard when you are by yourself and the crowd is going crazy with the announcer yelling, ‘no Ivy team has ever done this before!'” coach Steve Dolan said.

“I needed [the stay in the moment call]. It was very grounding to come around every lap and know that I was going to get what I needed from coach,” Villalba said.

The Quakers would finish over three seconds ahead of second place Notre Dame in a performance that made them the first Ivy League women’s team to win a Championship of America relay.

The relay win was just the beginning for the Quakers on Thursday. Sophomore Camille Dickson won move to Wycombe Wanderers in League One.When Aarons found out that he was not a part of the 25-man Magpies squad for the Premier League, he knew that a loan move was his only option.It is when he decided that he would take on any opportunity that gavthe long jump college event, senior Rachel Lee Wilson placed sixth in the championship section of the hammer throw, and junior Maura Kimmel placed ninth in the shot put championship.

The excitement was not dampened by the rain on Friday, as sophomore Ashley Anumba placed second in the discus Championship of America and sophomore Cristian Constantin became the second Quaker of the weekend to win the long jump college event.

The Red and Blue came back on Saturday with plenty of chances to add wins to their already historic performance. After clearing 1.82 meters, senior Anna Peyton Malizia took home Penn’s second Championship of America win of the tournament.

The Quakers also took to the track for three different Championship of America relays. Despite Akins’ record-setting split of 2:02.33, the women placed fifth in the 4×800, while the men’s team finished sixth in the same event.

Facing a difficult battle in the women’s 4×400, the team of freshman Skyla Wilson, junior Cecil Ene, junior Elena Brown-Soler and Nwogwugwu broke the school record with a time of 3:35.43, finishing second to South Carolina.

“We were running against the national champs, so we knew we would have to chase,” Brown-Soler said. “Our goal was to go 3:35 to break our school record and beat our regional mark, and that’s what we did.”

In the field events, Penn also found success, getting a second-place championship finish from freshman Marc Minichello in the javelin throw and an says the 18-year-old was loaned back to Elland Road after his £10million move to Spurs – but has not made a Championship appearance.And Marcelo Bielsa will have £10,000-a-week off the wage bill and a place in his squad when Clarke’s season-long d fifth-place discus championship performance from sophomore Chudi Ikpeazu.

Even for the athletes who didn’t claim victories, the Penn Relays were still an incredibly special event for all involved.

“We get to p Didier Drogba.The Nigerian has been sensational in his first season with LOSC.He told France Football: “Didier Drogba, that’s my idol. In every sense of the term. For everything. The man, of course, and also the player he was. “I grew up watching hiractice in [Franklin Field] every day, but when you come for the Relays, it’s completely different. It’s a little bit intimidating, but we just tell ourselves this is our home, this is our track,” Brown-Soler said.

In an event with so much history and hype, it is safe to say that the 125th running of the Penn Relays will be remembered for years to come.

Penn football finishes spring season with annual spring game

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Believe it or not, football season is upon us.

Penn football took the gridiron on Friday night for its annual spring game at Franklin Field. This intersquad competition marked the conclusion of the spring season for the Red and Blue, following 11 official practices, the first of which was on February 26.

The offense was dressed in white jerseys, while Carabao Cup tomorrow.United host the League One side in the third round of the Carabao Cup and will be boosted by the return of Pogba, who has missed the last three games against Leicester, Astana and West Ham.Solskjaer said: “He’ll probably get somthe defense wore blue, and even though no score was kept, there was no shortage of competition. Before starting the first session, the offense and defense came together at the 50-yard line in front of coach Ray Priore. The players could not contain themselves, jumping around and getting fired up as if it were an Ivy League game.

This level of energy continued into game play. The first few minutes consisted of individurgen Klopp is full of praise for his Everton counterpart Carlo Ancelotti.The rivalry between the two Merseyside clubs was put aside when Klopp was asked about the Italian manager’s status in the game.Ancelotti has won trophies everywhere he is gone,ual position drills, which then expanded into a short seven-on-seven session. After that, the real fun began, as the Quakers ran a full set of 11-on-11. This included various in-game situations, with the offense sometimes starting with a short field and other times having to drive 75 yards to score. The end of the session also included a couple of two-minute drills.

And while the regular season is still a few months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about who will be on the field this fall. Penn will be without a few central playmakers from last season’s roster, but there is no doubt that the Red and Blue have players who are ready to step into a starting role.

“We lost a lot of key players, obviously that happens every year, but we’ve taken some really good strides,” said junior Tommy Dennis, a two-year starter on the offensive line. “The way our program works is just next guy up, so everyone knows what they’re doing, everyone’s ready to step up…we have a lot of spaces to fill and a lot of talent to fill it.”

Of course, the most impactful loss in terms of a single player is the departure of wide receiver Justin Watson, whose records and accolades speak for themselves. With Watson, as well as tight end Nicholas Bokun, graduating this spring, the door is open for a number of receivers to fill that void.

Last season, junior Christian Pearson had the most receiving yards (225) and touchdowns (two) of all the returning wideouts, so he is sure to be an impact player in the fall. Joining him will likely be sophomores Tyler Herrick and Kolton Huber, as well as junior Steve Farrell. Junior tight end Logan Sharp will be the next man up to replace Bokun.

Even without Watson on the field next season, the team, according to Priore, will reap the benefits of the winning culture that Watson has helped to maintain at Penn.

“One of the best things that Justin brought us was an attitude and a way of how to practice and how to play,” Priore said. “And I think what he’s been able to do in his four years is sprinkle that to many of our players…it’s an opportunity for other players to step up. I think what Justin was able to do was phenomenal for our program over the last four years, and we loved every minute of it. In the end, it’s someone else’s turn to be that new number five.”

The man who will be throwing the ball to the “new number five” is also currently undecided. Leading the offense and replacing Will Fischer-Colbrie will be either sophomore Nick Robinson or freshman Ryan Glover, with the two splitting snaps equally during the spring game.

“What [Robinson and Glover] got right now is confidence; they’re getting a lot of repetitions, and they’re getting better and better each and every day, and it’s great to see” Priore said. “We just try to promote these guys to keep on competing, keep on fighting. We’re a long way from making a decision on anything right now; we’re just thankful that they improved every single day during camp.”

With Penn’s ultimate goal being a return to the Ivy League throne, morale is high after the conclusion of the spring season, and there’s a great deal of confidence that this team has championship DNA.

“I think the energy we brought this spring was what I’ve seen in the past two teams I’ve played for that won a championship,” junior safety Sam Philippi said. “Everybody’s flying around, everybody’s playing with energy, and it’s been one of the best springs I’ve ever had here.”

The Quakers hope to keep building and developing into the suys he did not check the score of Manchester City’s game after his team came from behind to win.The Reds were involved in a massive clash with Aston Villa, which they won 2-1 thanks to two late goals.Klopp admits he did not see whether City dropped pommer and ultimately the fall. And even though it is still very early, the team looks poised to put itself in a great position to win the program’s third Ivy title in four years.

In final Ivy road trip, Penn women's basketball faces a pair of potential playoff teams

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It’s crunch time.

This weekend will be a telling one for Penn women’s basketball, as the team gets ready for its second straight pair of road games. This time, it’s against the Ivy League’s joint-third place teams Harvard and Dartmouth.

After blowing away struggling this past weekend, the Quakers (17-6, 8-2 Ivy) proved they were able to bounce back after a last Tuesday. This weekend, they will be eager to continue their good form.

However, the competition will be much tougher, and the stakes even higher.

“Coming off of those wins was huge for us, but we know it’s gonna be a really tough weekend for us, probably one of the toughest we’ve had,” senior forward Michelle Nwokedi said. “So just getting mentally prepared, being the best we can, and just trying to execute will be key.”

One of the biggest components of the Quakers’ success this season is their consistent offensive output. Penn has scored 65 points or more in 15 of its 23 games so far this season, already a higher total than the three previous seasons with at least four games still to play.

Penn has also shown that it can push the score high, scoring more than 80 points in four of its games. In the team’s last two seasons, they only achieved this feat a total of three times.

“Our returning kids got ssive parts of Virgil van Dijk’s game.The imposing centre-back established himself as one of the best players in world football in a season where the Reds claimed the Champions League trophy.”What has impressed me the most with Virgil is that he’s coa little bit better over the summer, and we’re playing at a faster pace,” coach Mike McLaughlin said. “We’ve made open shots, and I think the addition of [freshman center] Eleah [Parker] in the middle is causing a lot of teams to crowd her, and it’s given our guards some good space.”

Unlike many other teams, the Red and Blue are not led by one star player. Instead, the scoring is fairly well split among the team’s starters.

Parker and Nwokedi lead the team with 11.9 points per game each, but all five starters average at least 7.7 points. With only a few points per game separating the starters, the Quakers have benefitted from one of the most even squads in the Ivy League.

“With this year, you never know who’s gonna be on,” Nwokedi said. “So many people have stepped up in different games, and in previous years it’s been one or two people leading the team, but we’re getting a lot of key contributions this year and it’s been helping us down the stretch.”

Last week on defense, the Quakers were efficient at shutting down the top scores for both Columbia and Cornell, but thids United owner Andrea Radrizzani has eased recent comments made about a possible club sale.The Italian businessman revealed in an interview that he had been approached ‘by more than 20 parties’ and that three of them were of particular interest.In rs week will be tougher as Dartmouth (14-9, 6-4) and Harvard (14-9, 6-4) both have more balanced rosters.

The Big Green have a trio of players averaging over 10 points a game and the Crimson’s starting five is the most productive in the Ivy League, so strong defense throughout the weekend will be essential for the Red and Blue to return to Philadelphia with two more wins.

However, Penn is the only one of these three teams to have seven players score over 100 points at this point in the season, a statistic that proves the Quakers’ depth and explosive bench.

Although the team only ranks fourth in the Ivy League in terms of points per game at 67.6, this year’s number is a dramatic increase from the last two seasons (61.3 and 62.5). Additionally, Penn currently averages more than league-leading Princeton, who fall just below at 67.4 points a game.

The Quakers had some of their lowest offensive efforts of the season against Princeton, where they scored only 95 combined points from the two games. If these contests are removed, Penn’s point average per game would rise to 69.5, good enough for second best in the Ancient Eight.

With the increased firepower of their offense, the Quakers are harder to beat this year than ever. As they prepare to take on Dartmouth and Harvard and attempt to clinch a spot in the upcominer Roman Abramovich.The former Blues manager returns to Stamford Bridge this weekend to face his former club.On Abramovich, Ancelotti said: “I probably spoke three times with Abramovich after leaving Chelsea. “It was always a pleasant conversatiog Ivy League tournament, keeping up their recent scoring frenzy will be crucial.

This weekend more than ever, it’s time for Penn to show what it’s made of.

Penn Relays 2017 recap: Quakers come close, but fail to replicate success of 2016

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Another year of Penn Relays is now history. And while Penn track and field may not have repeated the same success of 2016, which saw the team win its first Relay since 1974, the Quakers still made a number of finals appearances, and broke some records, too.

It was always going to be a memorable weekend for Penn, who got to play the hosts of the biggest track and field meet in the nation. And with NCAA powg up a January move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko.Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster his squad in the winter window and is specifically eyeing reinforcement up top to take the workload off Harry Kane.The Mirror says the Tottenham boss sent one of his erhouses like Oregon and Stanford in attendance, as well as some of the best from around the world, it wasn’t hard to foresee the best being brought out of the Red and Blue.

The men’s and women’s squads have been improving in recent weeks, but there was still something lacking to take their performances to the next level. The Penn Relays, as coach Steve Dolan pointed out, was the perfect remedy to that.

“That final piece was atmosphere and competition. And that’s what Penn Relays brought out,” Dolan said. “”Certainly good weather [also]lsea to sign Dinamo Zagreb starlet Antonio Marin.The 18-year-old has been heralded as one of Croatia’s most exciting prospects, with the winger already featuring in four league games for the senior side this season.His performances have caught the ey made a difference.”

The best performances over the weekend came from the team’s distance squad. The women, in particular, rose to a new level against the nation’s best.

The Quakers’ 4×1500-meter relay, run by the Whiting twins, seniorsCleo and Clarissa, classmate Ashley Montgomery and junior Kylene Cochrane, started things off right by smashing a school record to finish sixth in the Championship of America Invitational.

Seeing the three seniors lead the way for Penn was pleasing to Dolan.

“This is my fifth year at Penn, and it’s been really fun to watch this class mature,” he said.”The women’s team wasn’t as strong when they were freshmen, and it’s been great to see this group lead the charge.”

Not to be outdone, the women’s 4x800m — made up of a senior and three rookies —followed things up with a school record time a full seven seconds better than the previous best. Their 8:33.3ijk is happy when his manager is critical of his performances.Van Dijk is one of the top performers for the Reds, with his arrival from Southampton shoring up their back line and turning them into one of the top teams in Europe.But that does not mean9 relay mark was the third best in Ivy League history.

On the men’s side of the distance squad, the distance medley relay (DMR) was the highlight of the weekend. In a race featuring top distance powerhouse Oregon, the Quakers hung tight through the 1200m, 800m and 400m legs before handing the baton off to senior Chris Hatler for the mile. With less than a lap to go, Hatler was still in the lead pack, too.

While he couldn’t finish stride for stride with the Ducks, he still came across the finish line with a remarkable 3:58.96 mile split, securing the DMR school record by over four seconds in the process.

The other bright spots for the men came mostly from the field. Freshman Sean Clarke came second in the pole vault, and senior Billy Bishop launched Penn’s fifth-best ever shot put throw, tossing it 17.15m. Rachel Wilson also set the school record in thewomen’s hammer throw to round out the Quakers’ highlights on the field.

With the Relays in the bag, Penn must now look forward to its next competition, one that matters even more — the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships next weekend. The men and women will head up to Yale to challenge the league’s best after a season of improvement.

“We’re really excited heading into next weekend, because we feel like our teams are in good form,” Dolan said.

Anchored by their best distance squad in decades, the women could take a real stab at an Ivy League title. And while the men will have trouble knocking off perennial heavyweights Cornell, they can at least seek out a high finish and a number of NCAA qualifications.

One thing is for sure — the Quakers’ season is anything but over after next weekend.

Neumann records first-half hat trick in Penn men's soccer's 5-0 win over Drexel

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It took them seven games, but Penn men’s soccer finally gothe bench for defeat to Real Betis.Bale is expected to leave Madrid this summer after six years with the club and had hoped to say farewell to home fans today.But Zidane prevented such a moment for the Welshman and argued afterwards: “It’s true, I hav it done in regulation Saturday. Emphatically.

After getting their first win of the season against La Salle in double overtime last week, the Quakers were looking to put their recent stretch of overtime battles behind them as they welcomed Drexel to Rhodes Field on a perfect night for soccer.

When the dust settled, the result was picture perfect for the Quakers. Senior Alec Neumann had a hat trick by halftime and the Red and Blue never looked back, adding goals from Sam Wancowicz and Sam Hefter in a commanding 5-0 blowout of the Dragons(1-5-2).

The sheer amount of goals was a departure from the previous six games this year, during which the Quakers (2-1-4) managed only a total of seven goals. As Penn coach Rudy Fuller put it, “I don’t think we were shooting any differently. You just have nights like this where you take your chances. And we were due.”

Penn most certainly was due for some offensive production; they entered the game as the Ivy League leaders in shots, but third worst in goals per game. That changed on Saturday in a big way.

“All five were good team goals. … I think that what we really harped on this week was winning the box: being first, being aggressive … and I think that paid off tonight,” Neumann said.

It paid off handsomely for Neumann, whose hat trick came in a span of 17 minutes in the first half. He seemed to be in the right place at the right time all game, finding the ball with space in the box early and often. His positioning was key on his first goal, which was less about him finding the ball and more the ball finding him. Either way, he pounced on the opportunity when the ball squirted out of a asing a deal for West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez.The Mirror says Rodriguez has an escape clause in his West Brom contract, which means he can leave for just £5million this summer because they failed to win promotion last season.This has alerted Wildmad scramble in front of goal in the 23rd minute.

He didn’t have to wait long to get a second — under two minutes — when a scintillating run by freshman Dami Omitaomu ended with an assist for him and a second goal for Neumann. Omitaomu is the one of five players — and the only freshman — to have started all seven games.

“It’s a great feeling,” he said. “Clicking with the team, trying to get goals, trying to help the team win. … It’s really boosted my confidence. It’s a good feeling.”

The third came sts there’s no chance of the Real Madrid attacker returning to Tottenham.Bale’s situation is again the topic of debate after he was snubbed for Real’s defeat of Atletico Madrid on Saturday, with the Welshman not even making the squad.However, his ageon from a great piece of midfield play from the Quakers. After forcing a turnover at midfield, sophomore Gideon Metrikin played a tantalizing through ball to — guess who — Alec Neumann, who stepped around the last defender and applied the finish.

The second half followed much of the same script on the score sheet, but the game took a bit of a nasty turn for a sequence or two. A series of hard tackles and dangerous challenges between Drexel’s Colin McGlynn and Penn junior Sam Wancowicz led to a yellow card for the Drexel midfielder.

Much to the consternation of the Drexel players and fans, the referee saw nothing wrong with Wancowitz’s role in the play. Continuing the theme of “winning the box,” the Quaker right back promptly scored a goal eerily similar to the first one, finishing off another scramble in front of net with a Penn goal.

The Drexel frustrations which had begun to boil over in the McGlynn-Wancowicz tussle continued five minutes later as Jameson Detweiler was booked for another hard foul on Wancowicz.

In the 86th minute, freshman and Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week Sam Hefter finished the scoring by heading home a Brandon Bartel free kick. It was Bartel’s second assist of the night.

“I think we’ve gotten better each game. I think we’re learning that the next step is all effort… just putting in the effort and time [in practice],” Neumann said.

And this time, they got the result.

Penn field hockey splits weekend of extremes

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For Penn field hockey, it was a weekend of extremes.

The Quakers lost an overtime heartbreaker, 4-3, to Columbia on Saturday but rebounded to pick up an impressive 5-0 victory over Longwood on Sunday.

Coach Colleen Fink was pleased with her team’s resiliency despite the loss.

“We needed to bounce back quickly,” she said. “We did a good job of playing with a little more intensity.”

Saturday’s loss was perhaps Penn’s most disappointing all year. The Red and Blue (5-7, 1-3 Ivy) were down, 2-1, at halftime before junior Elizabeth Hitti helped put Penn in front with her second assist of the game and a go-ahead goal.

The Quakers took a 3-2 lead into the final two minutes of the game, only to see Columbia’s Christina Freian this morning.The Croatian agent represents Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, among several high profile players, and was at AC Milan HQ today, says TMW.Lovren is a target for the Rossonero amid claims Liverpool would be willing to sell for £25m.Fobott tie the game with 1:41 remaining. Just 16 seconds into the ensuing overtime, freshman Whitney Hartstone scored the sudden-death winner for the Lions.

Fink was puzzled by her team’s defensive breakdown on the game’s final play.

“I don’t know about that last goal,” she said. “I don’t know if people misunderstood their role defensively, but you can’t give up a wide-open goal like that in OT.”

Freibott scored three of her team’s four goals and assisted on the fourth. The defending Ivy League Player of the Week, the junior made a strong case for a repeat nod.

Despite the short period to regroup , the Quakers dominated from start to finish on Sunday. The Red and Blue got five goals from four different players en route to the shutout victory — their first win in their last five games.

Freshman Alexa Hoover scored twice, pushing her season total to a team-high 11 goals. Freshmen Gina Guccione and Rachel Huang also chipped in with goals, as well as senior midfielder Alex Iqbal.

Iqbal scored in both of the weekend’s games, pushing her total to six goals on the season.

“She was out for three games, but now shee results of the medical of Lyon fullback Ferland Mendy.Only the results of a second medical are stopping Real Madrid from making Mendy their third major signing of the summer. The defender has suffered a lot from injuries in the 12 months so Madrid ’s back and feeling good,” Fink said of Iqbal. “She’s a huge p the round of 16 Champions League draw “calmly”.Lampard is proud to be in the draw after victory over Lille at the expense of Ajax, which were beaten by Valencia on Tuesday night.The manager said, “We should be very pleased we’re there. There has beeart of this team and its success. Whether she scores or not, she’s a key contributor.”

While the win over Longwood is a nice confidence booster, it didn’t help the Quakers’ Ivy League record. Penn currently sits at 1-3 in Ancient Eight play, good for sixth place.

The Red and Blue will get a chance to improve that mark when they travel to Yale on Saturday. The Bulldogs are 2-10 overall and winless in Ivy League play.

Coming off of four straight losses capped by an OT stunner, Penn demonstrated its ability to get back on its feet. However, the Quakers still have a lot of work to do to salvage their chances of finishing near the top of the Ivy League.

W. Swimming | Coenen leads Penn over Cornell; Diving carries its weight, too

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The women’s swimming team defeated Cornell 217-83, but fell to Princeton 113-184 in the home opener and the first meet of the Ivy season.

Sophomore Melissa Gardel gave the Quakers (3-1, 1-1 Ivy) their first victory of the day, finishing on top in three-meter dive with 248.15 points, followed by third-place finisher freshman Madeline Bauer, with 220.64 points.

In the past, Penn diving has not been strong, but with three freshmen and one sophomore on the team, diving is headed in another direction.

“We felt like we constantly had to make up points for diving but now they’re adding points,” captain Megan Carlin said.

Sara Coenen won both the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke. Callum Hudson-Odoi to continue improving after his impressive performance against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.The 19-year-old has faced criticism for some lacklustre performances this season after returning from an Achilles injury in September.He re Coenen is undefeated in the 200 back in her college career so far.

Lauren Brandes and Amy Reams finished third and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle, respectively.

Reams, who had shoulder surgery last year, is “doing a great job this year and her presence is felt in the pools,” according to captain Katharine Donohue.

“Going into their first Ivy meet, the freshmen were nervous but we told them not to worry because there are other meets,” captain Sarah Bargmann said.

The encouragement from the captains seemed to work.

According to coach Mike Schnur, the freshmen swam well, but there is an adjustment period so they have to “work on learning t made clear he’d like to keep hold of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.Batshuayi scored five Premiecastle United are hoping to close a deal for Nice wing-back Allan Saint-Maximin.The Sun says Toon have sent a ‘friendly’ agent to France in the hope of getting a price for Saint-Maximin.But he might also prove to be too expensive for the Magpies.Stevr League goals in 11 top-flight games for the south London outfit — including a brace in the club’s final game of the season against Bournemouth.Hodgso swim fast even though they’re tired from practice.”

Princeton is ranked 24th in the nation and its top swimmer, Alicia Aemisegger, stole the show in her events, breaking three Sheerr Pool records in the 200 yard free, 200 yard breaststroke and 200 yard IM.

“They’re a great team, very deep,” Schnur said. “Alicia is above everyone else in the league.”

Penn and Princeton swept Cornell and the Big Red had only one first-place finish, in the 100 yard butterfly, out of 16 events.

For Penn, there is always room for improvement. According to Schnur, that includes meet preparation, flips and turns, competitiveness and workout level.

The Quakers showed some of that competitiveness in the last event of the day, the 400 yard freestyle relay where they finished second with a time of 3:37.07, less than a second behind Princeton.

“It was a great race, great competition,” Schnur said.

W. Tennis completes the mission

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The ice water felt good.

Coaches Mike Dowd and Sara Schiffman and senior co-captain Ashley Lostritto got the celebratory bath on Saturday as the women’s tennis team beat Columbia 7-0 to cap a perfect Ivy League season.

As the music blared and his players celebrated, a wet coach Dowd described the mood: “It’s a tremendous feeling,” he said. “At the beginning of the with their swoop for Mario Balotelli.Balotelli was presented to local media on Monday.“This was not a publicity stunt, in fact it was also a way of thanking the fans for buying so many season tickets and showing such enthusiasm,” said Cellino.“I year it was our goal to win an Ivy League championship and get back to the NCAA tournament. Today we accomplished that goal.”

“At the start of the ls he and Lionel Messi are now working better together at Barcelona.Messi laid on an assist for Griezmann to score in last night’s Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund.Afterwards, the France World Cup winner said: “After that, the same happeneseason each player wrote down their goals for the year and winning the Ivy League title was on everyone’s piece of paper,” Lostritto said.

The Quakers trounced Cornell 6-1 Friday to guarantee a share of the title. But there was no intensity lost after the banner was in hand.

“We wanted to go undefeated,” Lauren Sadaka said. “This title was ours and we didn’t want to share it with anyone.”

Sadaka also posted an undefeated mark on the season after winning her matches last weekend to cap off a 15-0 record for the spring season.

“I just tried to take it each match one by one,” Sadaka said. “When I got to 10-0 it became more real. I was 13-0 coming into this weekend and just said to myself ‘I want to do this, I want to get to 15-0.'”

Sadaka was so dominant that she never went to a third set all year.

“She is relentless out there,” Dowd said. “She doesn’t give away any points. She doesn’t have bad days. That’s why you can have a player go 15-0.”

Ekaterina Kosminskaya won both her No. 1 singles matches leaving her a perfect 7-0 for the Ivy league season.

Saturday will be remembered not only for the championship but also for Lostritto’s Ivy League debut. The senior captain rarely cracks the everyday starting lineup, but she started at No. 6 singles against the Lions. Lostritto did not disappoint, demolishing her opponent 6-0, 6-0.

“Ashley has been a huge part of this program,” Dowd said. “She has been a mentor, coach, friend and leader to all these players. She would probably be a starter for many Ivy teams. She went out and proved that today without surrendering a game.”

The whole team was energized to see Lostritto in the lineup in her final home match.

“We wanted this so much for Aobin van Persie thinks Paul Pogba should be playing further in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.The World Cup winner has lined up primarily as a defensive midfielder under the Norwegian this season.Speaking after Monday’s draw with Arsenal, van Persie saishley,” fellow captain Yulia Rivelis said. “She played wonderfully.”

And while Lostritto “could [not] have asked for a better way to leave this great program,” the team is now looking to the NCAA tournament. The Quakers’ seeding and first round competitor will come during a May 1 selection show. Last year, No. 45 Penn drew No. 30 Tennessee in the first round and won in Atlanta, 4-2, before falling to powerhouse Georgia Tech in round two.

Hall of Fame honors

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Penn alumnus and retired NFL player Joseph Valerio makes the first of two inductee remarks at the fifth annual Penn Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Homecoming weekend. Tity boss Pep Guardie is on the brink of joining Jiangsu Suning.Sources close to Wales’ record goalscorer confirmed reports in Spain that although not yet finalised, a move is “very close”.The Welshman is set to put pen to paper on a £20million-a-year contract with Juaola was angry about questions regarding financial fair play after their FA Cup final triumph over Watford.The 6-0 demolishing of Watford at Wembley on Saturday added the FA Cup to last weekend’s Premier League title and February’s welve former Penn athletes were inducted at the ceremony, which was held at the Inn a.The midfielder’s deal has been terminated by mutual consent and he is now a free agent.”Last summer the directors told me to look for another club, since I was no longer part of their plans,” he told Globo Esporte.“It was towards the end of the mat Penn.

Men's Hoops falls to Delaware in final seconds

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NEWARK, Del. — With 6:48 to go in the game last night at Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center, Penn senior guard David Klatsky fouled Delaware’s Rulon Washington behind the three-point arc on the left baseline.

Washington went to the line and swished all three free throws, tying the game at 50. After eating away at a 32-27 Penn (1-2) halftime lead, it was the first tie since the first minute of the game.

With 4,797 now-rowdy fans behind them, the Fightin’ Blue Hens (2-1) grabbed the momentum and executed in the key momentsel has spoken of his love-hate relationship with Jamie Vardy while in charge of Leicester City.Vardy has scored as many goals under Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers as he did under Puel but in less than half the games.”I did not have a problem with Jamie,” during the final stretch of the game, eventually closing out the Quakers 60-59.

“The game could’ve gone either way,” Delaware coach David Henderson said. “But we made a couple of big plays when we needed them in the last couple of minutes, and I think that was the difference in the ball game.”

After three Delaware offensive rebounds on the same possession — the third coming from senior guard Ryan Iversen — senior forward Dave Hindenlang received Iversen’s pass and sank a jumper in the lane with 45 seconds to play. Though he missed the subsequent “and-one” free throw after a Tim Begley foul, the field goal pushed the Blue Hens ahead for good.

“The close ones really hurt, especially when they come down the stretch,” Penn point guard Andrew Toole said. “Especially after Hindenlang comes down the lves wing-back Oskar Buur has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract.The 21-year-old Dane has agreed a deal until the summer of 2023 on the back of being integrated into the first team. Last week, boss Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed Buur is now alane and gets fouled after everybody’s battling, doing the best they can on defense.

“It seemed like we were playing defense for the last minute and a half out there.”

Delaware is 2-17 in the past three years when failing to score 60 points.

With seven seconds left, Iversen sank two free-throws to make it a two possession game at 60-56.

Penn senior forward Ugonna Onyekwe sank a three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left, but the effort would not be enough for the Quakers, who have now lost their second-straight game.

Even before the two teams tipped off, Penn was at a disadvantage, as starting point guard Andrew Toole was forced out of the starting lineup because of a strained abdominal muscle.

He came off the bench with 14:17 left in the first half, playing for 12 minutes in the first.

Toole ended up playing 25 minutes in the game, scoring eight points on 3-for-8 shooting.

Penn coach Fran Dunphy had emphasized the importance of going down low against the Blue Hens’ big men early, especially after forward Koko Archibong only shot three field-goals in their previous game against Drexel.

But just 3:42 into the game, Ugonna Onyekwe picked up his second foul after pursuing a rebound and would not return for the rest of the half.

He collected his first foul in a scramble for the ball, even after Delaware already had control.

“The first one was foolish,” Dunphy said. “There was no reason to run over there, the play was over.”

With Penn’s NBA prospect out of the game, Delaware center Maurice Sessoms took over the paint on both ends of the floor.

The senior went 5-for-6 from the field in the first half and 5-for-6 from the line.

The situation almost became disastrous when Koko Archibong hobbled to the bench with 9:47 left in the first half because of an ailing right knee.

The Pasadena, Calif., native returned to the they strive for success this season.The Gunners are competing on several fronts, including the Premier League and Europa League.Squad rotation is essential if they are to maintain form and fitness over a lengthy and gruelling season.It is why Emery game just two minutes later and ended up playing 34 minutes in the game without any noticeable problems.

“Koko’s fine, there is no injury,” Dunphy said. “He’s got a boatload of tape on his leg but he’s able to play.”

In Onyekwe’s absence, Penn senior Adam Chubb played 15 minutes in the first half but had little success defending Sessoms.

Yet while Sessoms dominated the inside at the outset, Onyekwe’s second half return drastically limited Delaware’s main threat.

Sessoms scored only four points in the second half — two of them coming on a 15-foot jumper, after his defender was screened on an out-of-bounds play.

Onyekwe also held his ground on the defensive end, forcing Sessoms to adapt his play and turn the ball over several times.

But after Onyekwe forced Sessoms to travel with 14:37 left to go in the game, the Penn senior missed a pair of free throws at the other end of the floor.

Onyekwe, a 65.2 percent free throw shooter for the season, went 2-for-5 from the line last night. Penn finished the night 6-for-13 from the free throw line.

Despite Penn’s insufficiencies from the line and Delaware’s four 3-pointers in the second half at opportune times — including two by Iversen — Penn had a chance to win the game, down two, with 11.3 seconds left.

After senior guard Jeff Schiffner stole an outlet pass, he found Toole across the court for a clean look at a 3-pointer. The shot hit the back of the rim, and Onyekwe missed the tip-in.

After Iversen’s free throws, the game was all but over.

ich has rejected an offer from an American financi

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outfielder said Thursday he was OK af thrilled to see Bruno Fernandes make the move to Manchester United.Giaretta previously held directorial roles at Udinese and Ascoli and played a key role in bringing Fernandes to Italy e Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United for one final season.That’s according to the Juventus-2020.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail.The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Spain, while a return to Juventus could also be on the cards. Hoduring his time at Novara.”It all started with a trip to Boavistter leaving Wednesday’s game with a sore right for the Brazil number one goalkeeper spot, according to coach Claudio Taffarel.Liverpool star Alisson was Tite’s first choice throughout the World Cup and is expected to do the same at Copa America.But Taffarel says Ederson has a chance of making th Achilles. Dickerson, who is trying to make the 25-man roster, said he could be used in Thursday’s spring game against the Rays, if needed.

as first feared.Pictures of social media appeared

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MLB.com reports the haven’t announced yet whether or will start opening day (April 1) againsariappa believes Jamaica will qualify for the World Cup.The Caribbean nation made it five wins from five with a 2-0 win over Antite penalty to Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final.Mohamed Salah’s successful spot-kick set Liverpool on their way to a 2-0 win.Hoddle fumed: “No way was it a penalty. (Moussa) Sissoko was pointing when he was running back, looking at sometgua & Barbuda.”Qualifying for the Gold Cup again is great and hopefully we can go step further and win it,” he said.”t the Phillies. Although, it’s becoming apparent Hudson is on track to get the nod. Hudson is scheduled to pitch seven innings Thurss retirement is now on the horizon.The Portuguese superstar only signed a four-year contract with current club Juventus last summer following his £100 million transfer.And despite the five-time Ballon D’or winner helping Juve to the Serie A title laday, which will be followed by his final spring start Tuesday. It would put him in line to start opening day.

ttenham are challenging Manchester United for Leic

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The made several roster moves on Saturday as they cut , and  from major-league camp. 

Erlin, 22, is considered the No. 10 prospect City boss Pep Guardiola rejected the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho over the summer.Marca says the midfielder was told to pack his bags after Barcelona splashed £105m on Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.And Catalan chiefs believed Guardiola wasin the organization, according to Baseball America. Quackenbush and Ray are not considered top pr ducked claims of the club being “plans to sell Asmir Begovic.Howe has played down speculation that the decision to play 17-year-old Mark Travers in the win over Tottenham means Begovic is on his way out of the club.“Some of the things that have come out this week have been totallyback on our perch”.Anfield chief executive Peter Moore uttered the fateful words “we are back on our perch, as they famously say” at a football business summit in Madrid in midweek.That refers to the rivalry with Mospects. 

Erlin pitched at Double-A San Antonio last year and struck out 72 in 52 1/3 innings over 11 starts. 

With two middle-infield questions, A’s will need Lowrie (but where?)

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PHOENIX — When the traded for , they didn’t have a full-time position for him. They said he’d play, but they said he might be moving around.Ha international recently said he would enjoy playing in Spain.But the star striker insists he enjoys the anonymity of life in Wolverhampton.He TottenhamHotspur, has suspended its UK operations following a Sunday Times investigation into improper conduct, reports, /.The Russian gambling firm has blocked access to its site in the UK, but is still actively promoting itself on social media, insaid: “I can go outside, I can go out to the supermarket, to the street. Some people recognise me, some peoplfway through spring training, theyCrystal Palace and Aston Villa know how much it will cost to Fabino Borini.AC Milan are keen to cut ties with the former Liverpool striker.Calciomercato says the Italian will cost at least €15m.Borini scored just twice in 20 appearances for Milan last season.He has had spells in England with Chelsea, Swansea City, Liverpool and Sunderland. still don’t know, but now the problem is different.The problem then: They already had starters at every spot.The problem now: They don’t like those starters.A’s people say Japanese free-agent has been so unimpressive at shortstop that they now describe the position as “open.” But they say has been equally unimpressive at second base.Lowrie, acquired from the Astros on Feb. 4, could end up starting at either spot, although the A’s still like the idea of being able to move him around. Lowrie has hit well so far this spring, going 8-for-21 (.381), with four of the eight hits going for extra bases.”The attitude has been just play the games, and let things figure themselves out,” Lowrie said.There’s still time for Nakajima and/or Sizemore to change how things will be figured out. But more than most teams, the A’s are influenced by spring training performance.So far, in both their cases, it hasn’t been good.

Report: Braves could be willing to trade Johnny Venters

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League scouts think the may be willing to listen to trade offers for left-handed pitcher to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, though Rosenthal adds that the Braves love their depth in the bullpen.

Venters, 27, was one of baseball’s best setup men in 2011 — 1.84 ERA and 1.089 WHIP with 96 strikeouts in 88 innings over a major-league leading 85 appearances. After two years of sub-2.00 ERAs, Venters slipped in 2012 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings.

The Braves’ projected bullpen features two other lefties, and or pity regarding their injury crisis.The Cherries are suffering their worst crisis in the past few seasons, as they have nearly nine first team players injured.They have also lost their last five games in the Premier League.But Howe thinks they have, so trading Venters wouldn’t leave the team short of southpaw relievers.

For more up-to-the-minute news and aared Marcus Rashford to Cristiano Ronaldo.Solskjaer wants Rashford to continue to develop his heading after he nodded home a fine goal in Thursday’s win over Newcastle United.”He is a physical specimen. He’s looking after himself, wcaptain Vincent Kompany play on.Kompany’s future is unclear – he is expected to talk to the club about an extension to a contract which expires this summer, but says he does not know yet whether he will stay.But Laporte said: “He is a very importorking hard in thenalysis on the latest rumors from bloggers , and , follow .