Women’s Basketball Adds Washington Transfer Collier

first_imgCollier is from Kansas City, Mo., and lettered three seasons for Truman High School in Independence, Mo. and one season at Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kan. She was a three-time all-conference, all-district and all-state selection at Truman, including being named Missouri Class 5 First Team All-State as a junior. Collier was a two-time finalist for the prestigious DiRenna Award presented annually to the Kansas City Metro Area Player of the Year. She scored more than 1,200 points in three seasons at Truman behind shooting 49.0 percent from the field. Collier recorded double-figure points in 53 consecutive contests and scored more than 20 points in 20-plus games. She scored 30 or more points on three occasions. As a sophomore, Collier led the Patriots in scoring (15.8) and assists (4.4) and helped her team qualify for the state playoffs. She followed that season with 22.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.5 assists per game as a junior. Collier was named The Examiner’s Player of the Year twice in her prep career. Print Friendly Version Collier, a 5-6 guard, played in 25 games with 14 starts for the Huskies in 2017-18. She averaged 6.6 points, 2.1 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game and earned Pac 12 All-Freshman Team honorable mention honors. Collier suffered a wrist injury in early January that limited her playing time for the next month before she was shut down for the season in mid-February. Prior to the injury, Collier was the team’s fourth-leading scorer at 8.4 points per game. She scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in her first collegiate game against Idaho State and scored double figures in five games, including a career-high 18 points against Idaho.  DES MOINES, Iowa –  The Drake University women’s basketball team has added Washington transfer Kierra Collier to the program, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced today. Collier will sit out the 2018-19 season and have three seasons of eligibility starting with the 2019-20 season.last_img read more

Ideas Are Worthless. Execution Is Priceless.

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Some time ago I offered a program that I created to the people who receive my newsletter. A lot of people signed up. Some sent me notes explaining why they couldn’t sign up at that time. But I found one email in particular to be most interesting. The person that wrote the email explained that he wouldn’t be paying for the program because it would be just another program full of excellent, actionable ideas and information that he would fail to use.This past week I spoke to a group of sales people at an event sponsored by ThinkSales magazine in Johannesburg. South Africa. At the end of the event one sales manager asked me an excellent question. He said that all of the ideas were great, but he wanted to know how to get his team to execute on the ideas.Ideas are worthless. The value is in the execution.In the first little vignette above, the person resisting my offer was right to decline the offer. He wasn’t going to use the program I was selling, so regardless of its cost, it is worth nothing to him. In his email he acknowledged having bought programs containing valuable information without ever acting on them. I don’t know why he couldn’t bring himself to act, but he knew the ideas, regardless of the value they might produce, were worthless in his hands.In the second little vignette, the sales manager gets it. The ideas by themselves aren’t enough. The workbook I provided this group was all about the actions necessary to bring the ideas to life, to make them valuable. In the right hands, the ideas are worth millions in sales. In the wrong hands, they’re worthless. This sales manager wanted help executing with his team. Why? Because that would increase the value of the ideas exponentially. It made the ideas more valuable.Have you ever paid for ideas only to fail to execute on them? Have you ever attended a training or a seminar and been overwhelmed with concrete, actionable ideas and insights only to go back to business as usual the following day?Each week you come across countless ideas that would improve your results, improve your relationships, and improve the quality of your life. You’re surrounded by them. If you ever feel that you’re not, just walk into any book store. For $25 and 6 hours of your time you can fill a legal pad with executable ideas.So why don’t you execute? Because it’s difficult. Because it means you have to change. Because it takes energy. Because it takes commitment. Because you aren’t good at new things until you have some experience. Because you may fail. These are all reasons, but they’re not good reasons.Play with these questions.QuestionsStart with just one idea, just one improvement. Then decide what actions you need to take to execute on that one idea. Got the big idea? Okay, then grab your calendar. Choose three blocks of time this week to work on the execution of that one idea—and only that one idea.Write the action plan for implementing that idea. Identify the goal. What will change? How will improve what you’re doing? You need a big “why.” You need a compelling reason to execute to motivate you and keep you on course.Identify the resources you need? Whose help do you need? Who is going to resist your plans? What else do you need?last_img read more

Arellano pulls rug from under St. Benilde, ends four-game skid

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Quarters: 19-20, 35-47, 58-62, 87-81. Read Next Perlas boosts hopes for podium finish with Vietnam rout Dela Cruz triggered Arellano’s telling 15-2 run that turned a 69-63 deficit in the final 7:17 to a 78-71 lead, capped off by his back-to-back treys with 2:57 remaining.“I was surprised with his performance. I hope he consistently does this,” said coach Jerry Codiñera of his guard in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLervin Flores added a double-double of 14 markers, 11 boards, and two blocks, while Kent Salado got nine points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.Arellano finally broke out of its funk and rose to 3-5, just in time for its first round-ending duel against reigning champion San Beda on Tuesday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLevi dela Cruz sparked Arellano’s fourth quarter assault as the Chiefs finally snapped a four-game losing slide with a come-from-behind 87-81 victory over St. Benilde Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The 22-year-old playmaker fired 12 of his 24 points in the payoff period, to go with four assists, three rebounds, and a block to help complete the Chiefs’ fightback from 16-points down, 39-23, midway in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “At least, this was what we’re waiting for. When I woke up earlier, I had a good feeling that we’ll finally get the win,” said Codiñera.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde (2-7) with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Edward Dixon got 14 markers and 14 boards as the Blazers stumbled to their third straight defeat to finish the first round.The Scores:ARELLANO 87 – Dela Cruz 24, Flores 14, Salado 9, Alcoriza 8, Enriquez 7, Nicholls 7, Concepcion 6, Cañete 4, Meca 4, Taywan 4, Filart 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Padilla 0, Viloria 0.ST. BENILDE 81 – Leutcheu 21, Dixon 14, Domingo 10, Sta. Maria 10, Naboa 9, Castor 8, Pili 6, San Juan 3, Young 0.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

US Open: Ice creams, milk shakes- Nick Kyrgios admits he lacks dedication

first_imgPlaying basketball, eating ice creams and drinking milk shakes during tennis tournaments.Nick Kyrgios admitted he had not been dedicated in his rollercoaster of a career after being dumped out of the US Open in the first round on Tuesday.The mercurial 22-year-old, one of the most gifted players on the tour, lost 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 against fellow Australian John Millman after hurting his right shoulder.The 14th seed had treatment at the beginning of the third set after levelling at 1-1, but Kyrgios gradually appeared to lose interest in the match.The 22-year-old received a warning for allegedly cursing and broke his racket as he produced a string of unforced errors at Louis Armstrong Stadium in front of his coach, Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean.”I’m not good enough for him. You know, he’s very dedicated. He’s an unbelievable coach,” Kyrgios told a news conference that turned into a self-battering session.”He probably deserves a player that is probably more dedicated to the game than I am. He deserves a better athlete than me.”Although he said he was focussed on the US Open, Kyrgios said he had not always been dedicated, citing his behaviour at the Cincinnati Open, where he reached the final.”I was probably less dedicated than I was this week. I was playing basketball at Lifetime Fitness every day for two hours. Like I played an hour of basketball before I played David Ferrer in the semi-final,” he said.”I was going to ice cream, like this Graeter’s place getting a milk shake every day. I was less dedicated.”advertisementReuters PhotoKyrgios added he did not know if he would continue with Grosjean, explaining he was not a player who could be trusted.”I keep letting people down,” he said.”I’m not dedicated to the game at all. There are players out there that are more dedicated, that want to get better, that strive to get better every day, the one-percenters. I’m not that guy.”Nothing that really depresses Kyrgios, though.”It’s not the end of the world. I will get over it in probably half an hour. I will get food and watch the matches. It is what it is,” he said.There is one thing, however, that Kyrgios manages to get seriously involved in: the Davis Cup.”I have put a lot of effort into Davis Cup this year. I obviously made myself available for every tie,” he said.”You know, really bought in, really gave everything, we are doing so well. It is my goal to win the Davis Cup, so we’ll see.”Australia take on Belgium in Brussels form September 15-17.”Well, I’ve got time up my sleeve now,” said Kyrgiolast_img read more

For worldchampion jumping rope and physics go handinhand

For an Ohio State first-year in physics, Tori Boggs knows a lot about jumping rope.Boggs is a nine-time world rope skipping champion and a two-time world record holder, the current captain of both Jump Company USA and the U.S. National Jump Rope team, and a member of the USA All-Star Ambassador Jump Rope team.“It’s one of those things where you absolutely have to see jump rope to believe it and you just get hooked at the first sight,” Boggs said.Jumping rope is nothing new to Boggs, a Parkersburg, W.Va., native. The 20-year-old has been involved in the sport since she was 5 when she walked into a jump roping event at the Junior Olympic tournament where her brother was participating in a Tae Kwon Do competition.“She went into a gym where they were jumping rope and saw it and didn’t want to leave,” said her mother and jump rope coach, Rochelle Boggs. The mother-daughter pair stumbled upon an advertisement in their local newspaper the following week for tryouts and have never looked back.“She’s my coach now, so we’ve grown in the sport together,” Tori Boggs said.But Tori Boggs is the only person to her knowledge on OSU’s campus who participates in competitive rope skipping, something that means she spends many weekends traveling to perform and compete with her various teams. OSU does not provide any resources for her jump roping, but she said she is “working on” getting jump roping to the point where it is associated with the university.Last year, Tori Boggs spent the summer as part of a circus. She said she might want to pursue performing as a career.“I did a holiday tour with “Cirque Dreams” so it was a national tour, so I toured for a few months and we went around and I jumped rope in the circus,” she said. “I’m (also) employed by Cirque de Soleil for special events.“Ultimately I want to be on a Cirque de Soleil tour.”Until that point, Tori Boggs said she has dreams of bettering the sport of rope skipping.“I’m going to switch to engineering so I can actually apply physics, but basically my motivation for (pursuing a degree) is that I love jump rope so much, my body knows exactly what I’m doing, my muscles know what they’re doing, but I don’t know how to explain it,” Boggs said. “So I want to look at the forces that jump rope places on our body. I want to be able to design a better handle for jumpers, I want to be able to design better shoes and understanding the surfaces that we jump on, like how does that affect our body?”She said currently she is involved with the biomechanics lab at the Wexner Medical Center where she does tricks and uses technology to show her where the forces on her joints are located.“I want to be able to develop better products and improve training methods, and then I’m pre-med, too, so maybe I can go to med school and use that. I don’t know, there’s a lot of options,” Tori Boggs said.With the inaugural 2013 Arnold Classic jump rope competition happening this weekend, she has been working overtime to recruit novice jumpers to register.“I’ve seen people just playing around with the ropes so I always give them Arnold papers and talk to them about jump rope,” she said.The competition is being co-chaired by Rochelle Boggs, and it will have three different competitive categories, encompassing all age groups and skill levels from those who have never jumped before to professionals like Tori Boggs. Other professional jump ropers are excited about the opportunities the weekend may bring.“Any sort of way that we can get the public to view the sport is really exciting,” said Jen Evans, a grand national champion and three-time world medalist who will be attending OSU next year to work on a doctorate of physical therapy. Evans is a Strongville, Ohio, native and currently attends Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.“It’s really cool because I know that people from Columbus will be there and I’m hoping that it increases the awareness of jump rope,” Evans said. Rochelle Boggs said the new competition will fit in at the Arnold well.“The cool thing is it’s kind of like a natural progression to see jump rope get to the Arnold because Arnold is all about fitness and movement,” she said.The Arnold Jump Rope Fitness Competition will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. read more

Report Schalke not interested in Danny Rose

first_imgAccording to Sky Sports, Bundesliga club Schalke are not interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose contrary to initial reports.The Bundesliga club plan to secure just one more signing, preferably a left-back. They have a budget or around €7m according to Sky sources, and Danny Rose is not on their radar.Schalke are not interested in loan deals but are looking to make a permanent signing.The German club are hoping to finalise a deal for a new defender by the weekend.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.Danny Rose has been one of the players heavily linked to the club but the price tag has been the only stumbling block in the way of a deal.It has been initially reported that Tottenham were willing to listen to offers for Danny Rose, along with Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele this summer.Since criticising Spurs’ ambition and wage structure last year, Rose has faced an uncertain future.Comments for which he subsequently apologised, but the damage seems to have already been done.last_img read more

Former Brighton boss is proud of Lewis Dunk

first_imgThe English center-back made his debut for the national team on Thursday night in the 3-0 win over the United StatesFormer Brighton and Hove Albion head of youth and manager Martin Hinshelwood couldn’t hide the fact that he felt pride for Lewis Dunk.Dunk played for the first time with the England senior national team in the 3-0 win over the United States at Wembley Stadium.“It made me feel very proud because I was just a small part of his career, along with many other people. I’m sure they’re also very proud of his performance on Thursday,” he told the Brighton official website.“He did very well and it was a good game for him to play. He made a couple of sloppy passes but that’s football. Overall, he was steady and didn’t look out of place.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“He didn’t look nervous. He did have some silly white boots on, but I suppose that’s part and parcel of the game now!” he added.“I thought he coped very well with the game and his family can be very proud of his performance.”“I text him afterward to say ‘well done, I hope it’s the first of many’. That was at about half-past ten, and then an hour later my phone went and he’d replied to my text to say ‘thank you very much’,” he commented.“A lot of people would have sent him a text, so if he hadn’t have come back to me then it wouldn’t have been a major problem — but it was great that he took the time to text me back.”last_img read more

Frank Lampard reflects on his first season as manager

first_imgThis is Derby County’s 6th consecutive season where they find themselves in playoff position after 22 games, but have never pushed for promotion, since December always seems to take a toll on them.Frank Lampard is having a successful campaign with Derby County, a second-tier English club, to kick off his coaching career. Asked about being halfway through his first season as manager, Lampard said that although his team is in the race, that the season might get tough starting now.“I enjoy it. It’s taxing, testing and you learn every day. I’m fully into it and I want to be a success,” he said, according to BBC.“It is no good to say at fourth we can be content in December, we have to continue and be in contention in mid-May.Frank Lampard, Chelsea, Premier LeagueFrank Lampard admits Chelsea may struggle for top-six spot Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Chelsea manager Frank Lampard couldn’t offer any guarantees on a top-six finish this season due to the strong competition.“We know we are in the race. But any drop in standard, and actually if we don’t improve from here, the season might take its toll on us.”“As a player, you can never quite gauge what it feels like on this side,” he continued.“It is a challenge for me to use the squad because we will have to over the busy period, it is a challenge to stay positive and work on the training ground and to get details right and keep going.“And when January comes, if we can do business, and business that improves us – and there won’t be loads to do because we are not in the position of other teams in this league – it needs to be spot on. Small improvement may help us in the long run.”last_img read more