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Humble Lion climb to fourth in RSPL

first_imgHumble Lion tagged Cavalier 2-0 at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon yesterday and moved into fourth spot in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Kevon Reid netted a brace in the 37th and 56th minutes to lift Humble Lion to 47 points, just one ahead of new boys, the UWI FC, as the teams battle for the fourth and final play-off spot in the semi-finals. Portmore United and UWI FC battled to a 1-1 draw at Juici Park in Clarendon. The Portmore team secured the $1 million incentive for the team that ends the preliminary stage on most points. With one set of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Portmore have an unassailable 61 points, ahead of Arnett Gardens (57) and Montego Bay United (56). All three are already assured of play-off spots. At the other end of the table, Waterhouse stayed alive after a 3-2 win against Reno at Waterhouse Stadium. Waterhouse earned three valuable points courtesy of goals by Kemar ‘Bushy’ Beckford in the 26th minute, Deandre Brown (37th) and Kenroy Howell (66th). Renario Downswell scored both goals for the losers in the 40th and 82nd minutes. Waterhouse remained at the bottom of the 12-team league on 31 points, behind Cavalier (33), Rivoli United (33), and Reno (34). The two teams finishing in 11th and 12th positions will be relegated after next Sunday’s final round in the preliminary stage. – Harbour View 3 Arnett Gardens 0 – Boys’ Town 0 Tivoli Gardens 3 – Humble Lion 2 Cavalier 0 – Portmore United 1 UWI FC 1 – Waterhouse 3 FC Reno 2 – Rivoli United 4 Montego Bay United 2 Yesterday’s resultslast_img read more

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Stags have bad day, lose thrice in a single NCAA playdate

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Mocon and Kwekuteye split a 20-point fourth-quarter effort as the Lions outscored the Stags by 12 for a sixth straight victory that kept them nipping at the heels of unbeaten Lyceum’s 7-0 slate.San Sebastian slid to 3-6 but then dropped two more games to fall to 1-8 after the Stags were slapped a two-game forfeiture by the league because of an infraction by suspended standout RK Ilagan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ilagan was slapped a three-game suspension for playing in another league, according to NCAA Mancom chair Frank Gusi of host Perpetual Help.Gusi also revealed that San Sebastian board representative Fr. Glyn Ortega has already withdrawn their appeal and slapped Ilagan a three-game suspension themselves. St. Benilde and Jose Rizal, which both lost to San Sebastian, benefited from the decision and improved to 4-3 and 1-6, respectively.“The NCAA’s action on this incident, including the sanctions imposed, is in accordance with the existing NCAA Manual of Operations and with the best interest of the league and the discipline of student athletes in mind,” Gusi said in a statement.In the other game, Perpetual Help leaned on the duo of Kim Aurin and Nigerian Prince Eze as it overcame Mapua, 74-68, to grab solo third spot.Aurin, a transferee from Jose Rizal, came through with his best game thus far with 22 points, four rebounds, five assists and five steals while the 6-foot-9 Eze powered his way to 19 points and 19 boards.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments San Sebastian’s Michael Calisaan tries to strip San Beda’s Eugene Toba of possession.—AUGUST DELA CRUZIt simply wasn’t San Sebastian’s day. The Stags took a loss on the court and then dropped two more games off it.San Beda drew firepower from Javee Mocon and rookie James Kwekuteye in the fourth quarter as San Beda thwarted San Sebastian, 65-54, Thursday to stay unbeaten in the NCAA basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t count golf out, says coach Gibson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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Warriors’ Green out against Mavericks with sprained toe

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, and Draymond Green sit on the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Houston. APDALLAS, United States — Golden State’s Draymond Green will miss the game against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night with a recurrence of a right toe injury.It will be the second time in three games that Green has been sidelined. The volatile forward was suspended for a game by the team following a testy exchange with Kevin Durant at the end of regulation in an overtime loss at the Los Angeles Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Green was suspended for the Warriors’ win at home against Atlanta before returning in a loss at Houston. Green has already missed two games with a right toe sprain after getting injured against Memphis on Nov. 5.Golden State also will be without star guard Stephen Curry for the fifth straight game. Curry has a strained left groin. /cbbFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Myth of the Slayer Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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No Quorum

first_img– Advertisement – Sen. Geraldine Doe-Sheriff By J. Burgess CarterThe senate’s 40th day sitting yesterday came to an unceremonious adjournment when presiding officer, and Montserrado County Senator, Geraldine Doe-Sheriff made the call because there were only seven of them present.Senator Doe-Sheriff, who chairs the Senate Committee on the Executive, had earlier authorized the sergeant-at-arms to announce the traditional commencement of the sitting with only four senators present; two more arrived following devotion.Without a roll call, which would have been the case in such a situation, the Secretary of the Senate, J. Nanborlor F. Sengbeh, then read the first communication under the item‘Business on President’s Desk,’ announcing new nominations in government.However, the reading of a second communication, a report from the Senate Committees on Labor, Concessions & Investment; Agriculture & Fisheries; and Judiciary, Claims, Petitions & Human Rights on the labor abuse case at the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation (MOPP), was called to order by one of the seven senators present, Margibi County Senator Oscar Cooper.Senator Cooper observed that the report had not been distributed among the senators 24 hours prior to its reading and that none of the heads of the committees was present. “I, therefore, request that reading of the report must be deferred,” he appealed.With no other agenda item, the sitting was adjourned, and senators present then trooped to the Joint Chambers, where the expenditure component of the Fiscal 2017/2018 National Budget Hearing was being held.A good number of senators are on committees that are conducting the budget hearing, including the Committees on Ways, Means, Budget & Finance.Senators present at the failed sitting included Geraldine Doe-Sherif (presiding), Albert Chie, J. Milton Teahjay, H. Dan Morais, Jewel Howard-Taylor, Oscar Cooper and Conmany B. Wesseh. Sen. Thomas Grupee arrived just after the adjournment, en route to the Joint Chamber to attend the budget hearing,.Meanwhile, it is commonplace for some senators to stay away from session. Conspicuously absent yesterday were Senators George Manneh Weah (who has been absent for over a month), George Tengbeh, Stephen Zargo, Sando Johnson and Dallas A. V. Gueh, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Over 50% of businesses violate consumer laws – CAU

first_imgThe Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) branch of the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) last year conducted its first countrywide inspections to businesses where it was discovered that over 50 per cent of them were breaching the Consumers Affairs Act with regard to the issuance of receipts and warranty on products, among others.In a report compiled by the Commission, it was explained that a total of 159 businesses were inspected in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Six (East Berbice- Corentyne), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica) where most of the inspections were done due to the proximity and the level of commercialism.According to the Unit, officers focused their attention on clothing, footwear and accessories, electronics, appliances, household items, stationery and office supplies as well as hardware and building materials during which some 55 per cent of businesses were found to be uncompliant.“During the initial inspection exercise, 45 per cent of the businesses were in conformance with the Consumer Affairs Act while the majority, 55 per cent of businesses, failed to be in compliance with one or more sections of Part IV – Duties of Suppliers of the CAA,” the Commission reported.It was keen to note that in Region Three, 100 per cent of the businesses were ignorant of their roles as vendors and as a consequence, failed to fulfil their duties.Over in the most popular commercial area, Region Four, some 37 per cent of inspected businesses failed to meet their requirements while 63 per cent were compliant.Meanwhile, in Regions Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), 56 per cent and 60 per cent of businesses were compliant.“On the other hand, only one-third of businesses in Region Nine were in compliance while the remaining two-thirds were non-compliant. Likewise, a substantial proportion of businesses in Region 10 failed the inspection with only one business meeting the requirements,” CCAC revealed.It was explained that those businesses were inspected using a compliance checklist which encompassed the duties of suppliers. Here it was found that the top three infringements were related to the return of goods, issuance of receipts and warranties.Although all goods providers are mandated to conform to the current return policies, issue receipts and offer warranty, a whopping 57 or 36 per cent of the inspected businesses failed to adhere to the return policy while 53 or 33 per cent issued no receipts to their customers and an additional 41 or 26 per cent of businesses did not offer warranty or did not align with the criteria stated in the Consumer Act.Re-inspectionFor the Consumer Affairs Unit, re-inspection is critical if the objective of a safe market for customers is to be achieved. With this in mind, uncompliant businesses were given one month to correct their flaws and an applaudable 65 per cent of re-inspected businesses were able to erase their mistakes.The Commission said another phase of re-inspections will be conducted in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica) during the first quarter of this year.last_img read more

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The gentle arm of the law

first_img“I’m not there to be the mean cop on campus,” Velasco said. “I’m there to give advice and see if I can lead \ in the right direction.” South Hills High Dean of Students Ron Burke said the resource officers provide safety and act as a deterrent to potential criminal activity. “She works in coordination with the dean’s office,” Burke said. “We get her involved when we need police help.” Velasco said youngsters approach her for advice on issues that include personal and school problems, but often ask how they can become police officers themselves. “A couple people will come find me if they have a problem, or anything they need to talk about,” she said. Many, she said, are female and she is glad to provide a role model for them. If an incident requires an immediate police presence on campus, she said, she can respond quickly. “You don’t have to call dispatch,” she said. “I’m there in anywhere from seconds to minutes.” West Covina police officials said Velasco’s presence on campus not only serves the school, but helps build ties with community members. “This is an investment in West Covina’s youth,” said Lt. Pete Mena. “It gives them a better understanding of how the police department works.” Velasco said a primary goal of the program is to allow youngsters to get to know police officers and provide a realistic, positive image early on. Burke said Velasco works well with the students and school administration. “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” he said. “The kids like her here on campus. She’s very competent and professional.” bethania.palma@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2393 WEST COVINA – Walking the grounds of South Hills High School, Misty Velasco could be mistaken for a student – if it weren’t for the badge and the gun. The 29-year-old West Covina police officer is the current South Hills school resource officer, a position that rotates every two years. Velasco said she’s given several class lectures on a wide range of topics, including drugs, alcohol and drunk driving, since she transferred from patrol to the school in September. The program has been in place since the late 1980s, but Velasco and police department officials said the face of the school officer is changing. last_img read more

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Merck cleared in death of patient taking Vioxx

first_img Irvin took Vioxx for back pain, but never saw a doctor about it. Instead, the resident of St. Augustine, Fla., called his son-in-law, an emergency room physician who lived in another city. He hadn’t been able to keep down the first two painkillers Dr. Richard Schirmer prescribed; after he tried a sample given to him by an acquaintance, he asked Schirmer for Vioxx. Schirmer testified that if the label had included a warning about heart attack risk, he wouldn’t have prescribed Vioxx for his father-in-law. Much of the evidence put on by Plunkett’s attorneys focused on whether Merck should have added a warning to the label after it learned in early 2000 that patients taking Vioxx in a drug test called VIGOR had five times as many heart attacks as those on naproxen, another painkiller. Jurors had to decide three questions about whether Merck did something wrong, and whether that action probably contributed to Irvin’s death. Was Merck negligent? Did it fail to warn Schirmer about the drug’s potential dangers? Was the drug unreasonably dangerous because of defective design? They didn’t have to agree that Vioxx definitely caused the heart attack in May 2001, or that it was the only possible cause, only that it is “more likely true than not true” that it was among the causes, U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon told jurors. “Our burden of proof is to show more likely than not. Fifty-one percent. More likely than not to show his heart attack was caused by Vioxx,” Plunkett lawyer Birchfield told the jury during his closing argument. He noted epidemiologist Wayne Ray’s testimony that the drug probably was to blame for 54 percent of all heart attacks among people who suffered them while taking Vioxx. In Irvin’s case, he said, that meant a 54 percent chance that the drug was among reasons for the heart attack. Merck learned of the VIGOR study results in 2000. Had it stopped selling Vioxx or put a warning label on the drug then, he said, Irvin’s son-in-law, an emergency room physician, would not have prescribed Vioxx for Irvin in April 2001. “Did they rein in their massive marketing campaign? … No. They pushed on wide open,” he said. And he quoted the comment of Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist subpoenaed for videotaped testimony while at the Cleveland Clinic. “He said that was human experimentation,” Birchfield continued. “Merck was playing Russian roulette for money with Dickie Irvin.” Merck attorney Phil Beck countered that no physician testified that Vioxx caused Irvin’s death. “In fact, no doctor testified that Vioxx was even a small factor in Mr. Irvin’s heart attack and death.” In 2000, when VIGOR was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Merck said the difference in outcomes among patients taking Vioxx and those on naproxen was probably because naproxen protected the heart. It said it immediately reported the data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The fact that it reported lower numbers to the New England Journal of Medicine than it did to the FDA was the subject of testimony by the journal’s executive editor, Dr. Gregory Curfman. “The company wanted to keep the journal article pristine for the purposes of marketing. And it worked – for a while,” Curfman said in a videotaped deposition. Merck said the data reported to the journal occurred before a cutoff date set when a safety monitoring board for the study asked for analysis of cardiovascular side effects. Curfman said the journal should have been updated. The case could be the first indication of outcomes in federal court, generally seen as more disciplined and friendly to businesses than state courts. As of the end of December, Merck faced more than 9,600 state and federal lawsuits. Fallon has been assigned to handle pretrial matters for all 4,000-plus federal cases, and has told attorneys he hopes to work out a settlement after the first four are tried. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Plunkett left the courtroom in tears without talking to reporters. “Obviously the family is very upset,” said her attorney, Andy Birchfield. He said the family had been involved in the case for three years. Phil Beck, a lawyer for Merck, said he believes the verdict indicates the jury found “that the Merck scientists lived up to their legal and ethical responsibilities when manufacturing and marketing Vioxx and making the decision to take Vioxx off the market.” Shares of Merck rose 90 cents, or 2.5 percent, in after-hours trading. They closed Thursday up 7 cents at $36.05 on the New York Stock Exchange. The jury deliberated for 3 hours and 40 minutes, the shortest period of any of the four juries yet in Vioxx-related cases. NEW ORLEANS – A federal jury handed Merck & Co. a major victory when it cleared the drug maker of any responsibility in the death of a 53-year-old Florida man who had a heart attack after taking its once popular painkiller Vioxx for less than a month. This was the second court victory for Merck, and the first in a federal court. The company had argued in this case that plaintiff lawyers never proved any link between Vioxx and the heart attack Richard “Dickey” Irvin suffered in 2001. Merck’s lawyers contended Irvin’s age, gender and diet all put him at risk for heart attacks. It was also the second time jurors heard the case brought by Irvin’s family. In Houston, where the case was heard in November and December because of damage from Hurricane Katrina, jurors were unable to reach a verdict. Merck won a state case in New Jersey last year while it lost one in Texas. Irvin’s widow, Evelyn Irvin Plunkett; the youngest of their three daughters, Ashley Irvin; and their only son, Richard Irvin III, all testified that Irvin’s health had been excellent up to his heart attack. last_img read more

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WHEN JUPITER AND THE MOON RESTED ON ST.EUNAN’S SHOULDER – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgWell-known Letterkenny photographer Joe Langan captured this stunning picture of Jupiter and the Moon resting on the shoulder of St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny tonight. A truly stunning image.WHEN JUPITER AND THE MOON RESTED ON ST.EUNAN’S SHOULDER – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJoe Langanpicturelast_img read more

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‘I WILL NOT LET THIS MATTER REST’ SAYS PEARSE DOHERTY AS HE PUSHES FOR ANTE-NATAL SERVICES TO BE REINSTATED AT DUNGLOE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

first_imgDungloe Community HospitalSinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has today once again reiterated his calls for Gynaecology and Ante-Natal services to be reinstated at Dungloe Community Hospital.Deputy Doherty made the comments following having received confirmation from the HSE today that the recommendations concerning the future of the clinic, which was suspended back in November 2014, are due to be finalised by the service’s Clinical Directorate this September. Deputy Doherty said: “Today I’ve received confirmation from the HSE that following the long delayed review into Gynaecology and Ante-Natal services at Dungloe Hospital that the proposals and recommendations of the clinical Directorate regarding the future of the service are expected to be available by September.“While I now await these proposals, I like many others am extremely frustrated by the unacceptable length of time for which it has taken to have arrived at this point in the review and to have these recommendations developed, which I was originally told were to be formally finalised by this time last year.“As is widely known at this stage, I have been continuously and rigorously pursuing the suspension of Gynaecology services in Dungloe ever since the clinic was discontinued some twenty months ago back in November 2014.“Following months of having received misinformation from the Executive in relation to this review, I have now received correspondence from the HSE to state that the proposals will be available in the coming weeks and that these will then be considered by management at Letterkenny University Hospital and the Saolta Executive.” “Once again, I am reiterating my calls for both the Minister for Health and the HSE to make every possible effort to ensure that Ante-Natal services at Dungloe are reinstated without delay.”“Anything short of the full restoration of the service will not be accepted – neither by myself nor by the people of West Donegal.”“I gave a commitment way back when these services were first discontinued that I would not let this matter rest and that I would be regularly calling for their reinstatement, and I have stood by that pledge as I am on the Dáil record as having raised the service several times with both the Minister and his predecessor during the past number of months.”“Between 2010 and 2014, more than 1,200 women attended the out-patient clinic at Dungloe Community Hospital and this is a reflection of the huge level of trust and faith which women throughout West Donegal have in this vital service.”“I will now be seeking the Directorate’s recommendations in the coming weeks once they become available.”‘I WILL NOT LET THIS MATTER REST’ SAYS PEARSE DOHERTY AS HE PUSHES FOR ANTE-NATAL SERVICES TO BE REINSTATED AT DUNGLOE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL was last modified: July 13th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ante-natalDungloe Community HospitalgynaecologyWest Donegallast_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Welcomes South Dakota and Augustana

first_imgStory Links Sunday’s match will be Augustana’s season opening dual match, who is a Division II powerhouse. Last year, the Vikings went 25-2 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Championships. The Bulldogs will be looking to get their first win of the season after dropping their season opener to SIUE on Jan. 22. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team hosts South Dakota and Augustana (S.D) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Live Results vs. USD Live Results vs. Augustana South Dakota enter the weekend with a 0-3 record and will head to Northern Iowa on Friday before coming to Des Moines on Saturday. The Coyotes dropped a pair of matches last week falling to UMKC and Nebraska. The Bulldogs will look to capitalize on the Coyotes struggles in doubles as USD hasn’t won a doubles match this season. In singles, South Dakota as a trio of players that are 0-3 in dual match play. Following this weekend’s matches, Drake continues is five-match homestand on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 when it hosts in-state rivals Iowa State and Omaha, respectively.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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