The Harvard men’s basketball team controlled much of the second half, but Ivy League rival Penn scored 15 of the last 20 points to stun the Crimson, 55-54, in front of a sold-out crowd at Lavietes Pavilion on Senior Night Saturday. The Quakers’ Zack Rosen hit two free throws with 23.2 seconds left to give Penn a one-point advantage, which Penn held in the final moments.Kyle Casey scored 12 points for Harvard and Wesley Saunders added 10. Penn (17-11, 9-2 Ivy) was led offensively by Rosen, who had 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting. Harvard shot 16-of-36 (.444) for the game and concludes the regular season 11-1 at home, as the Crimson’s 28-game home win streak was snapped.The Crimson remain in first place of the Ivy League, a half game ahead of Penn. The Quakers have three games remaining on its schedule, while Harvard has two. The Crimson will visit Columbia March 2 at 7 p.m., before facing Cornell March 3 in Ithaca, N.Y. Penn hosts Brown and Yale next weekend and finishes its Ivy slate March 6 at Princeton.To read the full story, visit GoCrimson.com.
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— UWBadgers.comcontributed to this report As the end of the semester approaches, the Badger men’s andwomen’s swimming and diving teams can look back at the first half of theirrespective seasons and label them as successful.Last weekend, the teams competed in their final calendarevent of 2007 at the annual Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas. The event isthe primary focus of the season’s first half, as it establishes the qualifiersfor next March’s NCAA championships.The men’s team earned five qualifying times while the womenracked up an impressive 24 qualifiers at the competition.”All in all, we’re really happy about our performance,” Universityof Wisconsin head coach Eric Hansen said. “This will provide great momentum aswe head into December and our training camp.”The meet capped off quality starts to the 2007-08 season forboth squads, as they kept their heads above water in one-on-one competition.The Badger women (5-1) are currently ranked 19th in the nation and the men’steam, at 3-3, hopes to break into the top 20 yet this season.October saw both teams start the schedule with 3-0 marks,aided by a pair of dominating performances over in-state rivals UW-Milwaukeeand UW-Green Bay in addition to a sweep of Big Ten rival Iowa.A road trip to the dusty Southwest in November, however,proved to be a challenge for the Badgers. They suffered losses at the hands ofthe No. 4 ranked Arizona Wildcats, with the men and women falling 172-116 and166-128, respectively.Despite the defeat, the women’s team returned to the Midwestand redeemed itself by winning the annual Northwestern Triangular, defeatingNotre Dame 218-151 and edging out host-team Northwestern 196-173. FreshmanMaggie Meyer was impressive at the meet, claiming an individual win in the100-yard backstroke and taking part in the 200-yard medley relay, where theBadgers also placed first.The men didn’t fare as well, falling hard to No. 5 Michiganand No. 18 Northwestern during the weekend’s competition.In Texas, the women continued their strong run.”The women swam really well today,” Hansen said after thesecond day of competition Dec. 1. “We have qualified several swimmers … so weare above and beyond where we thought we’d be (after today).”And there was still more to come, as the team tacked on anadditional nine qualifying times on its final day in Austin to finish with 24.Meyer — continuing her stellar year — took eight of those times individually,and was part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that captured the Badgersonly “A” time of the meet — which gained them an automatic NCAA championship bid.Junior Scott Rice was the standout on the men’s side,claiming two of the team’s five qualifying times. Rice earned “B” times in boththe 100 and 200-yard butterfly events. In the process, he set a UW schoolrecord in the 200 with a time of 1:45.15, besting the previous mark, which heset last year, by nearly half a second.”I thought Scott Rice really highlighted the meet for us,”Hansen said.In individual performances throughout the year, KyleSorenson has proven to be an anchor once again for the men’s team. He nabbedfour wins in head-to-head competition in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles.Additionally, he garnered five first-place finishes while swimming for the 200and 400-yard relay teams.For the women, it’s been a mix of the old and the new thathas kept them in contention this year. Seniors Jackie Vavrek, a five-timeAll-American, and Katie Imhoff-Smith have teamed up with junior Jen Illescasand Meyer to produce a myriad of first place finishes in both individual andrelay competitions.With the season halfway done, UW hopes the second half willhopefully bring more success.2008 will first consist of a trip to Hawaii in January,followed by the Big Ten championship in February, and the NCAAs and the U.S.Diving Nationals in March and April.
NBA free agency rumors: Khris Middleton returning to Bucks on 5-year, $178M contract New Orleans is adding some much-needed shooting in its latest pick up.The Pelicans are signing JJ Redick to a two-year, $26.5 million deal, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Free agent guard JJ Redick has agreed to a two-year, $26.5M deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019Redick, 35, is among the league’s most elite marksmen from 3-point range and is a career 41.3% shooter from beyond the arc. He made 39.7% of his 3-pointers with the 76ers in 2018-19 en route to a second-round exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Raptors.The acquisition of Redick addresses a serious problem for the New Orleans, as its current roster doesn’t provide much floor spacing. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Hornets to acquire Terry Rozier in sign-and-trade The Pelicans pulled off one of the biggest blockbuster trades in NBA history in the offseason when they traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and a slew of draft picks.They also selected former Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft, rounding out one of the best young cores in the league. New Orleans posted a 33-49 record this past season and missed the playoffs, but Redick knows a thing or two about making the postseason.He hasn’t missed the playoffs since being drafted 13 years ago.
Justin Gatlin.– ‘The legend is OK with it’ –Nehemiah, who won the 1984 Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers, said Coe and the IAAF should be more gracious and accept their rules allowed athletes like Gatlin to get a chance at redeeming themselves.“Lord Coe’s a part of the IAAF who set the rules, who set out the punishments, and when you serve the punishment you are supposed to be reinstated, which these athletes who have offended and abused some of these rules have, and if you don’t want them in you should change the rules,” said Nehemiah.“You don’t allow them in and then still condemn them,” said the 58-year-old.Coe has always been a hardliner on doping, believing second time offenders like Gatlin should have life bans — however that view has fallen foul of the legal system when athletes have gone to court to challenge such punishments.Gatlin — who reacted to the crowd’s booing of his victory by placing a finger to his mouth — served a four-year ban from 2006-10, reduced from eight years and also served a prior ban whilst a student, although that was also reduced as it was ascertained that he had taken medication for his Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).Nehemiah, who missed out on his chance of an Olympics due to the US boycott of the 1980 Games in Moscow over the invasion of Afghanistan, said if Bolt could accept graciously that Gatlin was justified in being there, then it should be good enough for anybody.“If it’s good for Bolt it should be good enough for everyone else,” said Nehemiah, who observed that when Gatlin competed and won bronze at the 2012 Olympics in London he was not booed.“If the king, the legend is OK with it we should all be OK with it.”Share on: WhatsApp Athletics chief Sebastian Coe.London, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics chief Sebastian Coe and the IAAF’s treatment of controversial 100 metres world champion Justin Gatlin is ‘inhumane’ and ‘unsportsmanlike’, the athlete’s agent told the BBC in a blistering attack.British athletics legend Coe — a two-time 1500m Olympic champion — had told the BBC on Sunday two-time drugs cheat Gatlin’s victory in the sport’s most high profile event in London, which was watched by over eight million viewers in Britain, was not the ‘perfect script’.Gatlin, 35, had been loudly booed throughout the 100m rounds and the verbal abuse was ratcheted up a few notches when he won the final, denying Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt a 12th world title in his last individual final. The 60,000 plus spectators jeered Gatlin whilst chanting bronze medal winner Bolt’s name as if he were the champion.Coe — who had said prior to being elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) he felt ‘queasy’ about dopers returning and winning titles — remarked he wasn’t very excited about the prospect of placing the gold medal around Gatlin’s neck.“I’m not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes,” said the 60-year-old.However, Gatlin’s agent Renaldo Nehemiah, a former 110m hurdles world record holder, was scathing about Coe’s remarks.“I take offence to, with all respect, Lord Coe,” he told the BBC.“I don’t condone doping but Justin Gatlin is not the poster child for it.“He’s done his time, he plays by the rules, the IAAF reinstated him. They said if you come back we should accept that.“So to put a narrative out that it’s just Justin Gatlin and he’s the bad guy, it’s really not fair.“It’s inhumane. It’s unsportsmanlike.”