The Bulldogs enter Friday with a 2-0-1 record with wins over North Dakota State and UIC and a 0-0 draw with defending Big Ten champions, Wisconsin, this past Sunday in Madison, Wis. Drake’s defense has been stellar this season as the Bulldogs have yet to allow a goal. Drake limited its first two opponents, North Dakota State and UIC, to just 16 total shots and just four on goal. The Bulldogs’ defense stepped up at Wisconsin as the Badgers tallied 24 shots, including six on goal, but failed to find the net in a 0-0 draw. The strong start to the season has the Bulldogs ranked 10th in the initial National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Great Lakes regional week-to-week poll of qualified teams.Seniors Kayla Armstrong (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Alex Freeman (Duluth, Minn.) lead the squad with two goals each. Freeman scored the match’s lone goal in the season opener at NDSU and Armstrong recorded her first career two-goal performance in the win at UIC. Drake’s goalkeepers senior Brooke Dennis (Wauconda, Ill.) and junior Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) have played nearly the same minutes this season. Senior defender Sarah G. Nicholson (Overland Park, Kan.) and Morris were recognized Tuesday by the Missouri Valley Conference as the MVC Defender and Goalie of the Week, respectively, for their performances against UIC and Wisconsin. Milwaukee Live Stats South Dakota travels to Des Moines with a 1-2-1 record. Last season, Drake defeated the Coyotes, 6-2, in Vermillion, S.D. DES MOINES, Iowa – After playing its first three regular season matches of the 2016 season on the road, the Drake University women’s soccer team returns to the Cownie Soccer Complex for its home opener on Friday, Sept. 2. Drake is set to host South Dakota at 7 p.m. Story Links South Dakota Live Stats Following Friday’s home opener, Drake has a quick turnaround as Milwaukee visits Cownie Sunday for a 1 p.m. match. Print Friendly Version
Goalkeeper Joe Lewis comes in to the Fulham side for the game against Leeds United at Craven Cottage, while Tim Ream remains sidelined.The on-loan Lewis plays because Andy Lonergan was injured against Middlesbrough.Centre-back Ream missed that game and sits out this evening’s match too as he is still nursing a knock.Meanwhile, Leeds, playing their first match under new manager Steve Evans, are able to include Liam Cooper.Defender Cooper has been passed fit after shaking off a knee injury he picked up against Brighton.Fulham: Lewis, Richards, Stearman, Burn, Garbutt, Pringle, Tunnicliffe, Christensen, O’Hara, McCormack, Dembele.Subs: Rodack, Hutchinson, Fredericks, Parker, Kacaniklic, Husband, Woodrow.Leeds: Silvestri, Byram, Cooper, Bamba, Berardi, Dallas, Adeyemi, Murphy, Cook, Antenucci, Wood.Subs: Horton, Bellusci, Wootton, Phillips, Mowatt, Buckley, Botaka.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In response to indications that the White House is preparing a withdrawal from the free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea, the American Soybean Association issued a stern warning that withdrawal from the pact, and the larger strategy of brinkmanship with regard to trade agreements by the White House, could have disastrous consequences for the nation’s soybean farmers.“Withdrawal from KORUS would hurt us all. As soybean farmers, we benefit greatly from exports, which contribute a $2 billion annual surplus to our nation’s balance of trade. Trade makes our local businesses and our communities stronger. Yet whether it’s South Korea, Mexico and Canada, or our neighbors on the Pacific Rim, we once again find ourselves fighting to communicate the value of trade to farmers,” said Ron Moore, ASA president. “With respect to South Korea, we supply nearly half of the 1.3 million tons of soybeans that country imports, with no tariffs as a result of the KORUS agreement. Most of Korea’s soybean imports, however, come from our competitors in Brazil and Argentina. If we withdraw, reinstatement of tariffs will make it hard to maintain our market share and will further increase our competitors’ advantage. And it would be devastating for our U.S. livestock customers who export meat products to South Korea.”Global competition for soybeans makes trade agreements like KORUS extremely valuable to U.S. farmers.“The idea that we’re the only game in town when it comes to selling soybeans or other agricultural products abroad is false. So is the notion that there’s always another country that will buy our commodities. Furthermore, even the threat to withdraw from this or any trade agreement is a dangerous course of action. Repeatedly walking our trade relationships to the brink, or actually breaking them, only weakens our standing abroad,” Moore said. “As American soybean farmers, we demand that the U.S. remain in KORUS, and that we move forward to negotiate new trade agreements rather than retreating from existing ones. We must expand rather than abandon access to essential overseas markets for the products we produce.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Moisture will be pushing off to the east and south today. This morning we are seeing some lingering action in far eastern Ohio, and then down near the River. While the eastern stuff pushes quickly into PA this morning, closer to the river we can see action hold on through early afternoon. Most of this will be limited to the lower row or two of counties, particularly in south central Ohio. Rain totals through the rest of the day should be minor, ranging from a few hundredths to a few tenths max. The rest of the state will see nothing today, and sunshine should be a dominant player.Dry weather continues for the weekend, with high pressure parking right on top of eastern Indiana and western Ohio by tomorrow late afternoon. As north winds com around the front side of the high, we should see pleasant temps, and even Sunday, as south winds return, temps are slow to react. We should stay below normal for the weekend for our daytime high temps. The map shows temps relative to normal for tomorrow morning!Next week brings a return of warm air, and temps climb to above normal levels fairly quickly. However, we are keeping a dry forecast through at least Thursday. We can expect sunshine and fair-weather clouds through most of the period. The warm air may create a bit of instability over southern and particularly SW Ohio for Monday and Tuesday afternoon, and we won’t rule out a pop-up shower or thunderstorm, but we really think that nothing happens, and we should be dry through the period.Late next week we are still watching a front for the 13th through the 15th. However, this front appears to have lost some punch in the past 24 to 36 hours, so there may not be as much available moisture with the system. In our favor, though, will be the fact that the focal point of the front may be farther east as well, and put a large part of Ohio in the path of some .25″.5″ rains. We wont even rule out an inch in spots, if thunderstorms can develop (there is some potential at this time). . For now, we will not rule out a few showers and perhaps a thunderstorms, mostly Saturday and nearly Sunday, although we cant rule out some minor action overnight Friday in west central and NW Ohio. We expect coverage at 60-70% at this time but this system still needs to be watched.In the extended picture, early indications are that we stay more active in the eastern corn belt. We see rain chances nearly every day from the 17th through the 21st, and some models even put a few showers in for the 16th. Daily totals are not that impressive, but the current set up points toward a nice stream of moisture coming up of the Gulf and coming into the region from the south. Meanwhile, strong high pressure sets up a bit father west, and allows for significant drying. That kind of set up gives a perfect recipe for thunderstorm development, and plenty of wiggle room to move moisture west or dryness east. So, let’s not mark anything down in ink just yet, and see what mother nature points at when we talk again on Monday.
BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 overall. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been beating teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason.A lackluster postseason could be salvaged by a close, compelling series, which was the result of an NBA 2K17 simulation that ended with Durant leading the Warriors to a Game 7 rout.READ: Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA FinalsThe Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does.“Since I’ve been in this league, it’s hard to get to the playoffs, let alone march all the way to the finals,” guard Iman Shumpert said. “But I think we got a great group, headlined by one of the best guys to ever do it. That gives us a chance in any game.”ADVERTISEMENT Stephen Curry ready to take back championship that got away Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, is guarded by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year’s meeting between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)Some predictions see the NBA Finals ending quickly. A video game simulation has them going the distance.All seem to agree on the Golden State Warriors winning.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Some things to watch in the series:A LOT OF LOVE? Cleveland almost certainly needs the Kevin Love of the last round to have a chance at the upset. He averaged a quiet 13.8 points in the first two rounds, then busted out for 22.6 points and 12.4 rebounds per game against Boston in the Eastern Conference finals. Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green, one of the league’s best and most versatile defenders.READ: Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies “When he’s going, he makes their team a lot better,” Green said, “so it is my job to try to take him out of the game.”WHAT HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE? The Cavaliers’ nine-game postseason road winning streak, three shy of the 2001-02 Lakers’ league record, started with victories last year in Games 5 and 7 in Oakland. The Warriors won at least once in Cleveland in each of the last two NBA Finals, part of their franchise-record streak of 14 straight series with a road victory.READ: Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to titleSTRAIGHT SHOOTERS? All-Star Klay Thompson is shooting 38 percent from the field in the postseason and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala is just 3 for 27 from 3-point range. The Warriors’ best lineup against the Cavaliers probably has both players on the floor at the same time, with Iguodala on James and Thompson defending Irving, so Thompson said he doesn’t get caught up in whether his shot is falling.“What happened in the past in my mind doesn’t really count now unless we go out and finish the deal,” he said. “So as long as I perform at this stage now and play my hardest, that’s all I can ask for. It’s been working up to this point, so I can’t change what I’m doing.”NO WORRY FROM CURRY: After a knee injury in the playoffs and a quick turnaround following the conference finals, Curry wasn’t in top shape last June. He’s in better health now, even while wearing a sleeve over his elbow to protect some swelling.“Obviously not really dealing with any bumps or bruises really besides this elbow that’s not really a factor,” Curry said. “So other than that, feeling fresh.” Beaten last year by Cleveland’s historic comeback, the Warriors will try to avenge that defeat and get back on top when they face the Cavaliers again, the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals.Game 1 is Thursday at Oracle Arena, where the Cavaliers won their first championship last year by becoming the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the finals. The Warriors are back with a more formidable team after adding Kevin Durant, a healthier one after Stephen Curry was injured last postseason, and not even LeBron James and the Cavs are given much chance of stopping them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingREAD: Warriors seek redemption, Cavs want repeat as NBA Finals open“I think they’re the prohibitive favorite,” ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said. “I think when you’re the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, that means you’re a heck of a team, and they sure are.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast