Hull apply to FA over name change

first_img The move, which is being fought by a group of fans, has been prompted by owner Assem Allam, who believes the new name would be more commercially successful. A Hull spokesman told Press Association Sport: “We have sent a letter to the Football Association this week asking for them to consider our request to change the club’s playing name from next season.” Hull have formally applied to the Football Association to change their playing name to ‘Hull Tigers’ from next season. Allam has already changed the company name to Hull City Tigers but he needs the permission of the FA Council to change the club’s playing name, and the “City Till We Die” protest group is opposing the plans. Allam has offered to refund any of the club’s season-ticket holders who are unhappy and has previously said he considers a Tigers brand to be more marketable, and the word “City” to be “lousy” and “common”. The 74-year-old Egypt-born businessman, who moved to Hull in 1968, also caused controversy earlier this month by saying of the critics: “They can die as soon as they want, as long as they leave the club for the majority who just want to watch good football.” Hull manager Steve Bruce believes Allam should be granted his wish. He said last month: “I can understand [the unhappiness] because in our country especially we are really big traditionalists and a lot of people have supported the club since the year dot, where it has been Hull City AFC. “But the owner has come in and he’s in a different culture and for the money he has put into the club if he thinks Hull Tigers is his way forward then we have to respect it. “If he asks us to play in pink and white stripes on Saturday we have to do it because without him there wouldn’t be either a Hull City or a Hull Tigers.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

From the bench to ‘the Tank’

first_imgBefore Frank Kaminsky helped lead Wisconsin to a Final Four, was named the most outstanding player of the West Regional, was a first-team All-Big Ten selection or broke a 48-year old scoring record, he rode the bench.Much like many Wisconsin players before him, Kaminsky had to bide his time behind upperclassmen while developing in Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan’s system.“You scold to mold. You praise to raise,” Ryan said in a press conference in Anaheim, Calif. during the Sweet 16. “You have to be honest with them. You can’t tell that kid sitting with the remote on the couch eating potato chips bag by bag and telling him he’s the greatest thing that ever lived without kind of mentioning that maybe you ought to get off the couch.”Coming to Wisconsin from Benten Academy in Lisle, Ill. Kaminsky stood at 6-foot-10, still growing into a frame that would eventually top out at 7-feet. A late growth spurt allowed him to play the guard positions in high school where he was able to develop ball-handling skills and a soft touch.Picking up these skills would prove to be key traits in his success later on.“He had passing skills, pretty good foot work, things like that,” Ryan said of what he saw in Kaminsky in high school. “So to get to be 7-feet tall and then still have those skills, that’s helped us.”During his freshman and sophomore seasons, Kaminsky averaged just nine minutes per game while sitting behind forwards like Jon Leuer and Jared Berggren.Learning behind players at his position that received All-Big Ten team selections during their careers at Wisconsin gave Kaminsky a strong foundation to his development as a player.“He had a chance to play behind some other guys that he learned from in Jared Berggren and in a lot of practices with guys like Keaton Nankivil, Jon Leuer who is with Memphis now,” Ryan said. “So he’s had a chance to be around some guys that could help him. He listens.”Heading into the 2013-2014 season, the junior forward looked to be next in line to take over the Wisconsin front court with both Berggren and Ryan Evans leaving vacancies down low for the Badgers.Although he was primed to become the starter and would soon embark on a season that would make a mark on the Wisconsin history books, Kaminsky was still a relative unknown.“I had no idea who Frank was coming in because he was playing behind [Berggren] who was a great player for them,” freshman forward Nigel Hayes said. “But, I knew Frank could shoot the ball and I knew that he was skilled. But Frank is actually a lot better than I was told.”With an opportunity finally presenting itself for Kaminsky to make contributions to the team, he was determined to make the most of it.“I knew that this year there would be an opportunity for me to go out there and play a lot of minutes, and I just wanted to do anything I could to be a big factor on this team,” Kaminsky said.It wouldn’t take long for him to become a “big factor” as he would lead Wisconsin in scoring in a three-point win over UW-Green Bay in the third game of the season, which he followed up with a 43-point performance against North Dakota to put himself in the program’s record book and on the national map.In the 33 games after his record setting performance, Kaminsky has failed to reach double digit scoring or rebounding just seven times.In Wisconsin’s last 13 games, Kaminsky has averaged 17.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.Ryan attributes his 7-footer’s success to his growth both as a player and a person.“He’s growing into his body, mentally, physically, socially,” Ryan said. “They tell me he’s funnier than he used to be, and his eyes are more wide open now. Last year I thought at times his eyes were closed, then I realized that’s just his eyes. If you see him sitting sometimes you think, oh, look, Frank’s asleep. He’s not asleep. But he’s got that sleepy look. But he’s matured in every aspect because he’s worked hard.”With a top-10 standing in rebounding, blocks and field goal percentage in the Big Ten this season, Kaminsky became a first-team All-Big Ten honoree. He was the only Badger to earn a first-team selection this season.Kaminksy’s versatility has been a big part of why he has been successful this season. With the ability to stretch defenses out to the perimeter and a quick first step to the rim, he presents a mismatch for most opposing teams.“Frank’s the man. I know that some of the guys say that I’m a mismatch nightmare, but Frank is really even a better one in the fact that when he’s guarded by a true seven-footer it’s almost illegal for him to play against them,” Hayes said. “The fact that usually their feet are no where near as good as Frank’s, so when he’s out on the perimeter, if he just puts the ball on the ground it’s always a foul because they can’t slide with him. Inside, with his great footwork, he can get you up off of the ground and score anyway he wants. That’s just Frank being Frank.”But it has been his emergence in the NCAA Tournament that has caught the attention of the country and has even put him in the conversation as a possible NBA prospect.In Wisconsin’s four wins in the tournament, the junior is averaging 18.5 points per game and six rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the floor.That pales in comparison to his performance in the West Regional final against No.1 seed Arizona, where he scored a game-high 28 points to go with 11 rebounds to send Wisconsin to its first Final Four since 2000.Kaminsky’s 28 points was the second-highest scoring total by a Badger in the NCAA Tournament, behind only Michael Finley who scored 36 points in 1994, earning him the Most Outstanding Player award in the West regional.“We always knew Frank had it in him, we just had to get it out of him,” sophomore forward Sam Dekker said. “He’s been carrying us this whole season.”last_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods fuming after bogey-bogey finish

first_img“I had a couple opportunities there. I missed a couple. But overall I kept leaving myself above the hole. And unlike yesterday, when I missed it I missed the correct spots below the hole, today I never had that many looks from below the hole. And the one I did have, I made at 11.”While his round did not go according to plan, Woods remains in the hunt at the halfway stage of the U.S. Open — a tournament he has won three times but not since 2008.”Right now I’m still in the ball game,” the 43-year-old Woods said. “There’s so many guys with a chance to win. We’ve got a long way to go, and, you know, we’ll see how it shapes up for tomorrow.”The golf course can be a little bit faster, a little bit more springy than it was today, and scores will continue to back up a little bit.” Tiger Woods was infuriated by his finish in the second round of the U.S. Open, the former world No. 1 venting his frustration after closing the day with back-to-back bogeys.Woods carded a one-over 72 to move to even par at Pebble Beach, where the 15-time major champion was seven strokes off the pace. The 2019 Masters champion made just one birdie throughout another tough day, which was made worse by consecutive bogeys at the eighth and ninth holes.Asked if he was steaming after dropping back-to-back holes on Friday, Woods told reporters: “Yeah, I am. Not a very good finish.”Tiger Woods made his first bogey in 30 holes.He is even today and -1 overall. pic.twitter.com/tnf2sXTO20— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 14, 2019Woods added: “I’m a little hot right now. I just signed my card about a minute ago. So need a little time to cool down a little bit.”[The greens were a] little bit quicker. Still a little slow and bumpy. It’s so important to be below the hole, because above the holes, they’re a little tough to make.last_img read more

Andrew Horn, Tyson Hodson make first team All AV-CTL DIV in wrestling

first_img195 Derrick Gates, Andale — 1st Team 3rd at StateColby Willis, Augusta — 2nd TeamTaylon Lamkin, Wellington — Honorable Mention 6th at State 152Colton Clayborn, Augusta — 1st Team State QualifierA. J. Hein, Andale — 2nd TeamJoey Haydon, Wellington — Honorable Mention 132 Zeb Edson, Circle — 1st TeamDylan Stroot, Clearwater — 2nd Team 170 Darick Jones, Clearwater — 1st Team 5th at StateJacob Hill, Augusta — 2nd Team State QualifierJustin Bruns, Wellington — Honorable Mention Andrew Hornby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two Wellington wrestlers made first team All Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV at the league meeting held Monday evening.Tyson HodsonAndrew Horn, a 126 pounder, and Tyson Hodson at 185 where named first team all league for the Crusaders.Wellington had a wrestler listed in 10 of the 12 weight divisions.The full league list is as follows: 106 Jake Goldenstein, Augusta — 1st Team. 1st at StateJordon Chambers, Clearwater—  2nd TeamSage Ferguson, Wellington — Honorable Mention  113 Hunter Furnish, Andale — 1st Team State QualifierNathan Moore, Augusta—  2nd Team State QualifierGraysen DeJarnett, — Wellington Honorable Mention 126 Andrew Horn, Wellington —1st TeamDylan Eck,  Andale — 2nd Team 138Cory White, Augusta — 1st Team State QualifierAndrew Pelkey, Wellington—  2nd Team 145 Brett Hamilton, Augusta — 1st Team State QualifierBen DeJarnett, Wellington — 2nd Team 120 Tyler Mies, Andale — 1st Team. 3rd at StateAustin Pitcher, — Clearwater 2nd TeamJosh Moore, Augusta — Honorable Mention 160 Kyle Armstrong, Andale — 1st Team 2nd at StateQuentin Spainhower, Augusta — 2nd Team State QualifierJason Haydon, Wellington — Honorable Mention State Qualifier 182 Levi Eck, Andale — 1st Team 1st at StateWright Bosley, Augusta — 2nd Team State QualifierVincent Ast, Wellington — Honorable Mention 220Jordon Moore, Circle — 1st TeamTrevor Buckner, — 2nd TeamMitchell Lowe, Wellington — Honorable Mention 285Tyson Hodson, Wellington — 1st TeamJake Ehrlich, Augusta — 2nd Team State Qualifier Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down LittleOne · 388 weeks ago Congratulations guys Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more