It’s that time of the season. Games are becoming fewer and thoughts of postseason are entering the minds of players, coaches and fans alike.For the Wisconsin softball team, there are only 17 games left in the regular season and 10 home games left. Next on the list, is a date with the Purdue Boilermakers (16-27, 5-6 Big Ten) this weekend in West Lafayette.Despite owning a non-conference record of 21-2, the Badgers (25-7, 4-5 Big Ten) have dropped under .500 since Big Ten play began.A series win over Northwestern and Iowa accounted for the four wins, but a series sweep against Nebraska has put Wisconsin in ninth place in the Big Ten standings. To qualify for the Big Ten tournament, a team must finish in the top 12.Men’s basketball: Jordan Hill to leave Wisconsin following May 2017 graduationUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball junior guard Jordan Hill has decided he will not be returning to Madison for his Read…The Badgers will have a chance to gain some ground in the Big Ten with Purdue owning a slight lead over Wisconsin. And the Badgers might be catching Purdue at the right time. The Boilermakers have dropped six of their last seven contests.In their slump, Purdue has been outscored 41-15, allowing less than 5 runs only two times with Boilermaker bats only scoring more than 5 runs once.It is no secret Badger pitching has had a little trouble since the beginning of Big Ten play. During non-conference play, over a 23 game span, Wisconsin surrendered a total of 48 runs. In the nine Big Ten games, Wisconsin pitching has allowed 45 runs.But there is no denying the pitching duo of Kaitlyn Menz and Kirsten Stevens still delivers quality starts time and time again. The two average a 1.95 ERA and combine for all but one of Wisconsin’s wins and should be able to take advantage of a weak hitting Purdue team that ranks 12 in the Big Ten.To win another series, the Badgers will look to clean up their fielding which ranks 12 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin’s 15 errors in conference play are tied for the most among Big Ten teams. The other team owning 15 errors: Purdue.Carlini brings home UW’s first Sullivan AwardIt’s official: University of Wisconsin volleyball’s graduating senior Lauren Carlini won the AAU James E. Sullivan Award Tuesday night in Read…If the Badgers can keep the fielding gaffes to a minimum, they should be able to take advantage of a weak fielding Purdue team.Menz and Stevens can afford to surrender a few runs once in a while when they have a strong trio leading a powerful lineup. In the entire season, the Badgers first three hitters, Kelsey Jenkins, Chloe Miller and Brooke Wyderski, all rank in the top 15 for Big Ten hitters, with Miller leading the entire conference.Look for the Wisconsin bats to come alive beyond the top three hitters. Purdue pitchers, Kaitlynn Moody and Maddie Damon, have an average ERA of 3.52. Opposing hitters have a batting average of .284 against the Boilermakers’ two pitchers.The first game of the weekend will take place on Friday at 5 p.m. The following day will be a double header with start times of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. All times are central.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante will be missing in action for another three weeks according to the English Premier League (EPL) champions.The 26-year old star suffered the injury during France’s 1-0 away win over Bulgaria last weekend and has now been ruled out till next month.According to the Blues manager Antonio Conte, Kante need to undergo a scan. The Italian manager however confirmed that new summer signing Danny Drinkwater is “progressing well” from his calf injury though he still have to wait for his Chelsea debut.In what is a timely boost for Chelsea, star striker Alvaro Morata should be able to return as early as Wednesday in their UEFA Champions League (UCL) clash with AS Roma.He pulled his hamstring during the 1-0 defeat by Manchester City just before the international break.Speaking about the aforementioned Kante during his pre-match press conference ahead of the London Derby league clash with bottom club Crystal Palace, Conte said:“He is a big loss for us because we know very well the importance of Kante to our team.”“We don’t have another player with his characteristics.“We may have to adapt some defenders into midfielders.” he added. RelatedPremier League Clubs Suffer Big Blow On International DutyOctober 9, 2017In “England”Conte Accused Of Disrespecting RomaNovember 1, 2017In “Europe”Could the Bridge be falling?November 3, 2017In “Features”
In Week 12, that means the Cowboys and Patriots squaring off in a battle of Super Bowl hopefuls, and the Jaguars and Titans looking to remain in striking distance in the AFC South. The Sunday night game is a highly anticipated matchup between the 49ers and Packers.That leaves the morning slate quite barren. None of the nine early games are between teams above .500. The combined record of the 18 teams is 72-107-1, an ugly .403 winning percentage. In that small pond, the Seahawks facing the Eagles is likely the standout game.Here’s everything to know about Week 12’s NFL games, including a full schedule with TV channels, start times and scores.WEEK 12 NFL PICKS: Against the spread | Straight-up predictions NFL schedule Week 12: What games are on today?Here’s the full schedule for Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN’s live scoreboard.Note: National broadcasts are listed in boldSunday, Nov. 24GameTimeChannelFalcons vs. Buccaneers1 p.m.FoxBills vs. Broncos1 p.m.CBSBears vs. Giants1 p.m.FoxBengals vs. Steelers1 p.m.CBSBrowns vs. Steelers1 p.m.FoxSaints vs. Panthers1 p.m.CBSJets vs. Raiders1 p.m.CBSEagles vs. Seahawks1 p.m.FoxRedskins vs. Lions1 p.m.FoxTitans vs. Jaguars4:25 p.m.CBSPatriots vs. Cowboys4:25 p.m.Fox49ers vs. Packers8:20 p.m.NBCMonday, Nov. 25GameTimeTVRams vs. Ravens8:15 p.m.ESPNMORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 12How to watch, live stream NFL gamesWeek 12 kicked off Thursday night with an AFC tilt between the Colts and Texans, which Houston narrowly won after a controversial finish. Sunday’s slate begins with an absurd nine 1 p.m. games. None are especially appealing, but the Eagles hosting the Seahawks is one of a few that don’t include a team below .500. Despite being on the road, Seattle will still be the favorites.Both late afternoon games are compelling, with the Cowboys visiting the Patriots and the Jaguars and Titans battling for position in the tight AFC South.The remaining two primetime games of the week will begin Sunday night with the Packers going on the road to take on the 49ers, and on Monday night, the Rams host Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.NFL Week 11 scoresThursday, Nov. 21GameTexans 20, Colts 17Sunday, Nov. 24GameFalcons vs. BuccaneersBills vs. BroncosBears vs. GiantsBengals vs. SteelersBrowns vs. SteelersSaints vs. PanthersJets vs. RaidersEagles vs. SeahawksRedskins vs. LionsTitans vs. JaguarsPatriots vs. Cowboys49ers vs. PackersMonday, Nov. 25GameRams vs. Ravens The Week 12 NFL schedule is as uneven as possible, with just two afternoon games.But this deep in the season, we’re squarely in the flex portion of the schedule, so more of the biggest games will get top billing.
Six young internationals will be on double duty next week when the Carris Trophy takes place at Hunstanton Golf Club, Norfolk, from 19-22 July.They’ll be playing for both team and individual honours in the English U18 boys’ open amateur stroke play championship.The players selected for the two Nations Cup teams are: Toby Briggs of Norfolk, Matty Lamb of Northumberland and Dan O’Loughlin of Nottinghamshire; and Oliver Clarke of Lancashire (Image © Leaderboard Photography), Callum Farr of Northamptonshire and Rhys Nevin-Wharton of Cheshire.They will be aiming to keep an England grip on the Nations Cup, which last year was shared with Denmark. The team event is played alongside the first two rounds of the championship, with the best two scores from three counting each day.The six players will also be focussed on the individual contest for the Carris Trophy, which is one of the most sought-after of boys’ titles. Past winners include Sandy Lyle, Justin Rose, Graeme Storm and Tom Lewis.It always attracts a very strong international field, with players in this year’s field representing 11 countries in addition to England.Hunstanton has hosted many of the top amateur championships but this is the first time that the Carris has been played on the classic Norfolk links course.The full field of 144 competitors will play 18 holes rounds on each of the first two days of the championship. The field will then be cut to the top 60 players and ties who will play the final 36 holes over the remaining two days.Click here for the Carris Trophy championship webpage. Click here for scoring.The Nations Cup playersTeam One:Toby Briggs, 16, (Dunston Hall) was third in this year’s McEvoy Trophy and sixth in the Fairhaven Trophies. Last year he tied for the McGregor Trophy, only to lose in a three-way play-off.Matty Lamb, 18, (Hexham) tied fourth in the McEvoy Trophy, repeating his result of 2015. During last season he secured a string of top 10 results and represented England in the Boys’ Home Internationals.Dan O’Loughlin, 17, (Ruddington Grange) was fourth in both the German boys’ open and the Fairhaven Trophies and tied ninth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy. He represented England in last year’s Thunderbird international in the USA.Team Two:Oliver Clarke, 17, (Hillside) was runner-up in the Northern boys’ county qualifier, fifth in the Fairhaven Trophies, eighth in the Hampshire Salver and played all four rounds of the Brabazon Trophy. Last year he won the U17 trophy at the Irish boys’ amateur.Callum Farr, 17, (Priors Hall) tied fourth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, shared seventh place in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and helped Northamptonshire reach the Boys’ County Finals last year and this. He was 35th in the Brabazon Trophy.Rhys Nevin-Wharton, 18, (Sandiway) is a boy international and last year tied third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, shared fourth place in the Irish boys’ open and reached the match play stages of the English amateur.Briggs, Lamb, O’Loughlin and Farr all represented England in last week’s European boys’ team championship. 12 Jul 2016 Double duty at Carris Trophy for young internationals