‘Jacks volleyball falls in 4 to Cal Poly Pomona

first_imgHumboldt State’s volleyball team fell in four sets to visiting Cal Poly Pomona Thursday night at Lumberjack Area.After winning the first set 26-24 Humboldt surrendered the following three sets in the loss, 25-21, 27-25 and 25-14, which moves it to 5-4 overall and 1-1 in CCAA play.Lexi Riggs and Lenox Loving each had 13 kills for the ‘Jacks Thursday night while Summer Hansen had 11. Riley Tishlarich led HSU with 32 assists and Odelia Ryan led the ‘Jacks with 28 digs.Ally Wilder had 20 kills …last_img read more

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Indian rugby team hopeful of win at CWG

first_imgRanked near the bottom among rugby sevens playing nations, the Indian team are rank outsiders at a top class field in the Commonwealth Games but the home squad is gearing up to prove that they can compete at the highest level.Indian rugby team is keen to do well against its stronger opponents.Grouped with Wales, South Africa and Tonga, the Indian ruggers have little chance to go beyond the preliminary league round but nonetheless are looking to give their more fancied rivals a run for their money in front of the home crowd.The Indian team is high on confidence after their recent title triumphs in Istanbul (Istanbul 7s) and England (Bee’s International 7s)–against some of the best club sides in Europe, Middle East and Asia–and a tour to New Zealand in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games.Skipper Nasser Hussain sought to see the positive side and said they would not be overawed by their fancied opponents.He is rather upbeat that his side has got the chance to measure their strength against the best in the world.”The top 10 Rugby teams of the world are from Commonwealth countries. So the field is really going to be strong. But we are ready for the challenges and looking for some great rugby action in front of the home crowd,” Hussain said.”Commonwealth Games will bring the best out of all of us. Teams like New Zealand, South Africa, England and others have superior understanding of the game and that shows in their rankings. We all know as a team that there is still a long way to go for us. But we are looking forward to test ourselves against the best in the world. Who knows we can have an upset or two,” said Hussain.advertisement”Recent title triumphs in Istanbul and England have boosted our confidence.”Wales and South Africa are formidable sides and it would be quite a herculean task to beat them. But we expect to beat Tonga,” said Hussain.last_img read more

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London Olympics: Michael Phelps retires after winning gold in 4x100m medley relay swimming

first_imgMichael Phelps got up to leave his last news conference at the Olympic pool when his relay mates were asked if they thought he would really stay retired. Before they could answer, Phelps smiled and said emphatically, “Yes, yes.”The most decorated Olympian called it a career on Saturday night with a fitting ending – a gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay at the London Games.Phelps’ totals in four Olympics: 22 medals, 18 golds, 51 races and 9,900 meters of swimming.”I’ve been able to do everything that I wanted,” he said. “If you can say that about your career, there’s no need to move forward. Time for other things.”Having hung up his suit, cap and goggles for the last time, the 27-year-old from Baltimore is looking forward to the rest of his life.He wants to travel and see places beyond the pools and hotel rooms of the last 12 years. His intended destinations include Australia and Europe. He wants to go cage diving among great white sharks in South Africa with Chad le Clos, the last man to beat him in the Olympics.”I’ve been able to see so many amazing places in the world, but I’ve really never gotten to experience them,” Phelps said.There’s golf and poker to be played, too. He can’t wait for his hometown Ravens to start another football season, and don’t be surprised if turns up to watch some soccer matches.”He’s a true sports fanatic,” Debbie Phelps said.And Mom knows best, “He needs time for himself first,” she said.advertisementPhelps still plans to be around the sport that made him rich and famous, saying, “I would like to try to take it to an even higher level than it is now.”He certainly left it on a high note.Phelps regained the lead in the medley relay with his trademark butterfly stroke, then handed it over to freestyle anchor Nathan Adrian.Adrian brought it home in 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds. Japan took the silver in 3:31.26 and Australia got the bronze in 3:31.68. The team of Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Phelps and Adrian hugged it out before Phelps waved and smiled to the crowd.Later, he grew reflective, saying, “I’m a lot more relaxed than I thought I’d be in this moment.”Warming up before his last race, Phelps called his coach over to the side of the practice pool. He thanked Bob Bowman for helping him win all those medals, a feat they accomplished together.That private moment got to both of them.”I said, ‘My tears could hide behind my goggles. Yours are streaming down your face,'” Phelps said. “I wouldn’t be here today without everything he’s done for me. I love him to death.”last_img read more

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