Tags: Basketball/NBA/Ricky Rubio/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz Associated Press October 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Gobert, Rubio dominate as Jazz tops Pelicans, 132-111 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ricky Rubio had 28 points and 12 assists, Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz became the first team this season to beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 132-111 on Saturday night.New Orleans played without star forward Anthony Davis. He was ruled out shortly before the game because of his sprained right elbow — an injury through which he’d played in a victory a night earlier over Brooklyn.The Davis-Gobert matchup has been a competitive and compelling one in recent seasons. With Davis out, Gobert had his best game of the young season. He’d come in averaging 14.5 points and had not scored more than 19 points in a game this season. Rubio, who set up several Gobert dunks with alley-oop lobs, was averaging just 6 points coming in and hadn’t scored more than 13 in a game.It was perhaps fitting that a Frenchman and Spaniard would dominate in New Orleans — a city founded by the French and ruled by the Spanish during the early part of its 300-year history, and where Jazz music, as well as the NBA franchise named for it, were born.Rubio has been brilliant in the Big Easy before. He scored 30 in a triumphant trip to New Orleans last March.Donovan Mitchell scored 22 for Utah, which led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter and were still up 102-82 at the start of the fourth, when numerous fans began filing out en masse.With a lineup of reserves finishing out the game, the Pelicans rallied to the point of re-engaging those fans who’d stuck around, pulling to 110-102 on Wesley Johnson’s 3 with 6:34 left. But Utah responded with a 10-2 run during which Rubio hit six free throws.Nikola Mirotic scored 25 points, but 15 of that came in the first quarter, when he hit three 3s and helped the Pelicans take a 31-28 lead into the second period. Jrue Holiday scored 18 points.TIP-INSJazz: Shot 52.3 percent (46 for 88) and combined for 10 3s on 32 attempts. … Attempted 37 foul shot, hitting 30. … Dante Exum scored 11 points, and Derrick Favors had 10.Pelicans: Starting point guard Elfrid Payton left the game with a sprained right ankle early in the third quarter. … Reserve forward Darius Miller did not play after leaving Friday night’s game against Brooklyn with a thigh bruise. … Second-year pro Frank Jackson, a high-second-round in 2017 who sat out his rookie season with injuries, scored a career-high 14 points in 23 minutes. … Jahlil Okafor scored 11 points in 14 minutes. … New Orleans went 3-1 during its four-game home stand and now leaves for a nine-day, five-game road trip against Western Conference teams.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Dallas on Sunday night.Pelicans: Visit Denver on Monday night.
Written by Tags: Anna Camp/Kate Sorensen/Whittni Orton May 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton Advances to NCAA National Championship Meet FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif.-Saturday, as the NCAA West track and field regionals concluded at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University, former Panguitch High star runner Whittni Orton advanced to the NCAA national championship meet June 5-8 at Austin, Texas.Orton finished ninth overall in the quarterfinals of the women’s 1500-meter run while the BYU junior posted a time of 4:13.58. The top 12 finishers in every event advance to the national championship meet so Orton has a chance to build upon a 19th place finish in the race at Eugene, Ore. in last year’s national championships.Orton joins teammate Anna Camp, a fomer Millard High Star (800-meter race) and former Gunnison Valley High star Kate Sorensen (400-meter hurdles) as Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network alums who will compete at this national championship meet. Brad James
Associated Press December 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dortch carries Loyola Marymount past S. Utah 61-51 Tags: Loyola Marymount Lions/Parker Dortch/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Parker Dortch came off the bench to score 17 points, leading Loyola Marymount to a 61-51 victory over Southern Utah on Sunday.Dortch knocked down 8 of 11 shots from the floor for the Lions (3-4), who came in having lost four of their last five games. Freshman Seikou Sisoho Jawara finished with 11 points, five rebounds and two steals, Eli Scott totaled six boards and six assists.John Knight III had 13 points and five rebounds off the bench to pace the Thunderbirds (4-4). Southern Utah shot just 34% from the floor and missed 20 of 26 from 3-point range.LMU sank half of its 50 shots, including 4 of 14 from distance. SUU outrebounded the Lions 32-26.
Tags: SUU Men’s Basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball December 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Utah Valley Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Saturday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (4-4) hosts Utah Valley (4-6) at the America First Event Center for a non-conference in-state duel.The Thunderbirds are coached by Todd Simon (40-67, .374) who is in his fourth season at SUU. He signed an extension through 2024 Wednesday.SUU averages 78.5 points per game, tying them for 64th nationally with South Alabama in scoring offense.Junior guard John Knight III (12.6 points per game), redshirt senior Dwayne Morgan (11.8 points per game, a team-best 6 blocked shots), redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (11 points, 5.4 rebounds per game, a team-best 19 assists and 14 steals) and redshirt junior guard Jakolby Long (10.3 points per game) all score in double figures on average for the Thunderbirds.The Thunderbirds surrender 63 points per game, tying them for 68th nationally in scoring defense with West Virginia, Minnesota, Saint Louis, Oakland and Delaware.The Wolverines are coached by Mark Madsen (4-6, .400) who is in his first season as a Division I men’s basketball head coach.Utah Valley scores 70 points per game, tying them for 229th nationally in scoring offense with Kansas City, Chicago State, Drake and Central Arkansas.Senior guard TJ Washington (15.8 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) is the Wolverines’ leading scorer.Junior guard Isaiah White (14 points per game ; a team-best 10 rebounds per game), redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (12 points per game) and redshirt junior guard/forward Casdon Jardine (11.5 points per game) score in double figures on average for the Wolverines.Turkish national, redshirt junior guard, Cavit Ege Havsa posts a team-best 3.1 assists per game and is tied for the team lead in steals with Averette and sophomore guard Trey Woodbury.Defensively, the Wolverines symmetrically surrender 70 points per game. This ties them for 201st nationally in scoring defense with Brown and Wright State.The Wolverines have posted 60 blocked shots on the season, which ranks them third nationally. Furthermore, UVU blocks 6 shots per game. This ties the Wolverines for 14th nationally with Tennessee and Auburn.Senior forward Emmanuel Olojakpoke has a team-best 32 blocked shots, ranking him fifth nationally. He ranks 10th nationally with 3.2 blocks per contest as well for the Wolverines.The Wolverine lead the all-time series against the Thunderbirds, 4-2. Brad James Written by
Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 12MONROE, Utah-Jaxon Torgerson amassed 19 points and 7 rebounds as the San Juan Broncos bounced back after Friday’s loss to Richfield with a 54-46 win over South Sevier Saturday in Region 12 boys basketball action.Brennen Hunt’s 18 points and 8 rebounds led the Rams in the loss.RICHFIELD, Utah-Josh Thalman posted 33 points, including three 3-pointers, and the Richfield Wildcats hammered Grand 69-43 in Region 12 boys basketball action Saturday. Kaine Allred led the Red Devils in the loss with 24 points.Girls BasketballRegion 12MOAB, Utah-Jarica Steck’s 15 points led the way and the Richfield Wildcats clobbered Grand 72-24 Saturday in Region 12 girls basketball action Saturday. Tenney Cook had 9 points for the Red Devils in the loss.BLANDING, Utah-Presley Chappell netted 30 points and the South Sevier Rams stormed past San Juan 70-48 Saturday in Region 12 girls basketball action. Madison Palmer’s 12 points led the Broncos in defeat.Region 20JUNCTION, Utah-Alysen Talbot posted 13 points and the Piute Thunderbirds got past Panguitch 40-36 in Region 20 girls basketball action Saturday. Mataya Barney had 14 points in defeat for the Bobcats.MILFORD, Utah-Esther Cox led the way with 16 points and the Valley Buffaloes humbled Milford 56-46 Saturday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Preslee Barnson had 15 points in the loss for the Tigers.TROPIC, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett amassed 19 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs edged Wayne 35-34 in Region 20 girls basketball action Saturday. Abby Stevens led the Badgers in the loss with 13 points. Written by Tags: Roundup February 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/1
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailwinhorse/iStock(ARCADIA, Calif.) — Santa Anita Park is touting a high rate of safety for the horses that train and race at the facility in the wake of the latest death on its main track.A 3-year-old horse named Miss Romania was euthanized Wednesday after she suffered a suspected fracture on her left humerus, according to the park. She was euthanized at the recommendation from an attending veterinarian.The death was the seventh since the winter/spring season began on Dec. 28 but the 44th since December 2018, ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV reported. However, it was the first death on the main track, where the majority of the deaths in 2019 occurred, according to the park.Despite the highly publicized deaths, the facility boasts a high rate of safety and considers itself the largest training facility in the U.S.In 2019, horses raced or trained at the facility more than 420,000 times at a safety rate of 99.99%, according to the park.Since Jan. 3, when the only other horse in 2020 died on the main track, 9,245 horses have had a timed workout or raced on the main track without a single incident until Miss Romania’s death on Wednesday, which highlights that recent safety measures are working, according to the park.Santa Anita Park has been under intense scrutiny since the number of horse deaths began to rise last year.California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for Santa Anita to be shut down after it did not heed the California Horse Racing Board’s recommendation to suspend racing. At the time, the death toll stood at 29.Santa Anita decided to continue racing because it believed that the reforms enacted earlier in the year — which included the elimination of drugs and whips on race day — were working, a spokesman for The Stronach Group, a company that owns the park, told ABC News in June.Last month, following the deaths of three horses in three days at the park, a spokesman for the California Horse Racing Board said in a statement to ABC News that the board “is committed to reducing the number of racing and training fatalities.”“We already have introduced many safety measures and still others are going through the regulatory process,” the spokesman said.Those three deaths did not occur on the main track, according to the park, which will continue to consider new safety reforms in the future alongside the California Horse Racing Board.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by February 14, 2020 /Sports News – National California track defends safety record after horse is euthanized Beau Lund
Written by March 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local No. 24 Dixie State Baseball Opens Four-Game Series at UC Colorado Springs FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Saturday and Sunday, No. 24 Dixie State baseball (15-3, 4-0 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play) plays a doubleheader each day at Colorado-Colorado Springs (11-6, 4-0 in RMAC play).Because of inclement weather being forecast, the Trailblazers and Mountain Lions have made these changes to the schedule. Furthermore, UCCS has announced that these games are closed to the public because of the risks associated with coronavirus.Dixie State head coach Chris Pfatenhauer (254-128-1, .664 at Dixie State) is in his eighth season as the Trailblazers’ skipper.Pfatenhauer will go with right-handed pitcher Justin Dunham (2-0, 1.52 ERA) and left-handed pitcher Jack Gonzales (2-1, 2.77 ERA) Saturday. Sunday, right-handed pitcher Jimmy Borzone (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and left-handed pitcher Tevita Gerber (4-0, 2.76 ERA) get the nod for Dixie State on the mound.Among Trailblazers with at least 20 at-bats, senior first baseman/designated hitter Jake Engel, the reigning RMAC Player of the week, leads the squad in batting average (.458), hits (27), home runs (6) and RBI (26).Engel also leads the squad with 27 runs scored. Redshirt junior Tanner Harper is batting an impressive .408 as well for Dixie State.In his fourth season at the helm of the UCCS program, head coach Dave Hajek is 89-80 (.527).This weekend, the Mountain Lions will go with right-handed pitcher Daniel Silva (1-0, 2.77 ERA) and fellow right-handed hurler Christian Manmano (0-2, 3.75 ERA) Saturday.Sunday, UCCS rides with right-handed pitcher Jonathan Cowles (3-0, 2.70 ERA) and left-handed hurler Brian Marquez (3-0, 4.68 ERA).Among players with at least 20 at-bats, the Mountain Lions are led in batting average by junior outfielder Matt Berg (.397). Berg also leads UCCS in hits (27), home runs (4) and RBI (18).Senior infielder Matt McDermott leads the Mountain Lions in runs scored, with 18.Dixie State seeks to remain perfect against UCCS as they are currently 5-0 all-time against the Mountain Lions. Brad James Tags: Dixie State Baseball/UC Colorado Springs
Residential property prices look set to increase further this year, as demand from buyers continues to heavily outstrip the supply of homes coming on to the market, the latest residential market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed.The report shows that while 44 per cent more chartered surveyors saw prices rise in July, the supply of homes coming onto the market continued the drop with 22 per cent more surveyors reporting a decline in fresh instructions.Furthermore, the shortage of housing inventory worsened further during July, with the average volume of homes for sale per surveyor falling to an all-time low. As a result, all areas of the UK are now expected to witness property price growth over the next 12 months, with the greatest level of confidence currently being seen in East Anglia and Northern Ireland.RICS expect home prices to be pushed higher on the back of the growing supply-demand imbalance, with 41 per cent of members expecting prices to continue to appreciate over the next three months.Increasing prices does not appear to have deterred buyer interest, with new purchaser enquiries growing for the fourth consecutive month, with 25 per cent of respondents reporting a rise in demand. Despite the improvement in demand, newly agreed sales were more or less unchanged at the national level in July.Jeremy Blackburn (left), RICS Head of Policy, commended the Government for putting homeownership at the “very heart of its agenda”, with Starter Homes and extending Right to Buy the strongest evidence of that ambition. However, he said that this continues to be demand driven and fails to address the real issue of supply.He commented, “A coherent and coordinated house building strategy is required across all tenures. This should include measures that will kick start the supply side, such as mapping brownfield, addressing planning restrictions and creating a housing observatory to assess the underlying economic and social drivers of housing and provide the impetus for solutions.”“The changes brought in through Fixing the Foundations, the Chancellor’s productivity plan, were welcome and refreshingly on the supply side, such as zonal planning, dispute resolution for S106 and local plan enforcement. But these alone are not a strategy for increasing housing supply across all tenures,” he added.Blackburn also highlighted a growing supply-demand imbalance in the letting market as the main reason that 34 per cent of respondents expect to see rents to increase right across the UK.The latest property supply index from online estate agent House Simple, which used new listings on Rightmove in July compared to the previous month of more than 100 major towns and cities and all 32 London boroughs, also shows that the number of new property listings continued to fall in July.The index revealed that the volume of UK home owners putting their properties on the market fell by 13.2 per cent across the UK, with most locations having seen new stock levels fall in the past month.“Any hope that sellers were finally returning to the market seems to have been a vain one for the time being,” said Alex Gosling (right), Chief Executive of House Simple. “It’s a very attractive market right now for motivated sellers.” house prices House Simple Jeremy Blackburn RICS Alex Gosling residential property prices August 19, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » The growing supply-demand imbalance is pushing up residential property prices previous nextHousing MarketThe growing supply-demand imbalance is pushing up residential property pricesThe growing supply-demand imbalance is pushing up residential property prices, says RICS.19th August 20150569 Views
Despite recent regulatory changes and industry initiatives there are still “too many” cases of criminal letting agents stealing landlord and tenant cash, says membership-based campaigning group SAFEagent.The comments come as the organisation kicks off SAFEagent Awareness Week from 15th to 19th May which is designed to highlight to consumers the “importance of choosing a professional agent who is part of a Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme run by a regulatory organisation”.SAFEagent, which has 3,000 member agents across the UK and has been running for six years, recently won official backing for its ongoing client money protection campaign when in March this year the government said CMP would be made mandatory for all agents.Mandatory CMP“While SAFEagent is delighted that the campaign has finally achieved its goal of mandatory CMP, it is not yet law,” a statement from the organisation says. “This still leaves consumers at risk if their chosen agent does not have client money protection.”John Midgley, Chair of the SAFEagent Steering Group (pictured), says: “Choosing a letting agent without CMP in place therefore remains a massive risk for both landlords and tenants. We’ll continue to campaign, raising awareness among consumers of the importance of only using an agent with CMP.”The most recent high-profile case involving deposits include a letting agent in Northern Ireland who was fined a total of £15,000 after initially being fined £9,435 after not lodging deposits with one of the three deposit protection services, and then failing to pay the fines..John Midgley SAFEagent May 15, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Still “too many” cases of rogue letting agents says SAFEagent previous nextRegulation & LawStill “too many” cases of rogue letting agents says SAFEagentComments come as awareness weeks kicks off today.Nigel Lewis15th May 201701,021 Views
Belvoir has taken a moment from its attempt to merge with rival Martin & Co to reveal that ten of its Northwood franchisees have acquired local rival businesses, adding 1,000 additional properties under management and £140,000 a year to Belvoir’s group revenues.Northwood was bought by Belvoir in June last year, adding 86 branches to the group’s total, which now stands at over 300.Belvoir says the uptick in Northwood franchisees acquiring rivals – which includes five in the past two months alone – has been prompted by Belvoir introducing its Assisted Acquisition programme to Northwood, half of whose franchisees have now signed up to join.In practical terms, this means Belvoir searches out local rivals ripe for acquisition and then helps the Northwood franchisees broker and fund the deals as well as providing legal, due diligence and business advice support.Northwood franchiseesBelvoir says it usually agrees to fund up to 30% of the cost of the acquisition, which are “nearly always full business transfers and not tenders for the management of properties,” the company says.It also claims that Northwood has been growing fast over the past 18 months helped by the assisted acquisition programme but also organic growth and the benefits of merging Northwood’s support functions into the Belvoir HQ operation.“Our confidence in Northwood, its senior management team and its franchise network to deliver strong growth as part of the Belvoir Group has been more than justified.,” says Belvoir CEO Dorian Gonsalves (pictured, left).“With the reduced cost base following restructuring of certain functions announced earlier this year and given the robust growth arising from these ten franchise led acquisitions, the Board is delighted with the performance of Northwood.“It is a huge credit to both teams within Northwood and Belvoir who have made the assimilation of Northwood into the Group such a success.” Northwood Belvoir Dorian Gonsalves November 8, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Belvoir funds ten more acquisitions by its Northwood franchisees of local rivals previous nextBelvoir funds ten more acquisitions by its Northwood franchisees of local rivalsPLC says strategy to help franchisees hoover up rival businesses with advice and cash is working.Nigel Lewis8th November 20170989 Views