Utah Baseball Blanks UC Davis 8-0 on Senior Night

first_img Tags: Utah Utes Baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah baseball team won 8-0 on senior night over the UC Davis Aggies at Smith’s Ballpark on Friday, May 24.After the first game of the series was canceled, Utah came out ready to play scoring three runs through the first two innings. The seniors had a big part of the win as every senior that played had either an RBI or scored a run.Erick Migueles got the night going with a single in the first. After getting moved over to second, Shea Kramer got him home with a single. The Utes tacked on two more runs in the second on three hits as Matt Richardson and Oliver Dunn each picked up an RBI.Utah continued to score runs adding three more in the fifth with a Migueles two-run homer being the key and then scored runs in the seventh and eighth innings.Freshman David Watson got the start and had a career outing pitching 8.0 innings and only giving up five hits to move his record to 2-0 on the season. Zac McCleve came in and got three straight outs in the ninth to seal the victory and the second shutout of the season for the Utes.Dunn went 3-4 on the night and had two RBI and scored two runs as well. Migueles went 2-4 while clubbing his eighth homer of the season. Richardson also had three runs as well as one RBI and scored two runs.Utah and UC Davis will be back on the diamond tomorrow for the final game of the season at Smith’s Ballpark starting at 11:30 a.m. Written by May 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Blanks UC Davis 8-0 on Senior Night Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Army allows West Point graduate to sign with Philadelphia Eagles

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailskynesher/iStock(NEW YORK) — A former West Point offensive tackle has been granted an exception by the Army in order to sign a three-year deal to play football for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN.Brett Toth, an Army second lieutenant, graduated from West Point as a nuclear engineer in May 2018 and has fulfilled his first year of active duty service. But an executive order from President Donald Trump has now allowed him to be recruited by the Eagles.On June 26, Trump issued an executive order that directed the Pentagon to develop a policy that authorizes new graduates of the service academies and ROTC programs to pursue professional sports immediately following graduation but prior to completing their service requirement.Under the old policy crafted by former defense secretary James Mattis, graduates were required to fulfill two years of commissioned service in the military before pursuing a professional sports career.“Such cadets and midshipmen have a short window of time to take advantage of their athletic talents during which playing professional sports is realistically possible,” Trump said in the executive order. “At the same time, these student-athletes should honor the commitment they made to serve in the Armed Forces in exchange for the extraordinary benefits afforded to them at taxpayer expense at the Academies or ROTC programs. A revised policy will benefit the student-athletes, the Academies and ROTC programs, and the Armed Forces.”The executive order gave the Pentagon 120 days to develop the new policy, which has yet to be implemented. But based on the directive, two military services have gone ahead and granted exceptions allowing their graduates to go pro.Prior to Toth’s exception, the Air Force last month signed an exception for long snapper Austin Cutting, a seventh-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2019 NFL draft.Army officials did not immediately respond to a request to comment on the exception signed for Toth.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund August 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Army allows West Point graduate to sign with Philadelphia Eaglescenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Weber State beats UC Davis 36-20, stays unbeaten in Big Sky

first_img Associated Press Tags: Big Sky/Weber State Wildcats Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Trey Tuttle kicked five field goals to help Weber State beat UC Davis 36-20 on Saturday night and remain undefeated in the Big Sky Conference.Weber State (6-2, 4-0), ranked fifth in the FCS Coaches Poll, entered Saturday tied with Sacramento State atop the conference standings. The Hornets host Weber State next Saturday.No. 22 UC Davis (4-5, 2-3) had its two-game win streak snapped and plays at Portland State on Nov. 9.Josh Davis and Kevin Smith had touchdown runs for the Wildcats. Jake Constantine was 25-of-39 passing for 275 yards and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Devon Cooley that stretched Weber State’s lead to 36-14 with 3:44 remaining.Cooley finished with seven catches for 104 yards. Tuttle made all five of his attempts from inside the 40.Jaylin White scored on a 100-yard kickoff return in the first quarter for UC Davis. Jake Maier threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jared Harrell to pull the Aggies to 19-14 midway through the third quarter. October 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State beats UC Davis 36-20, stays unbeaten in Big Skylast_img read more

Long-time Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78

first_img Written by May 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Long-time Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday morning, numerous sources reported former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan passed away at 78. He passed away from complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.The Jazz released a statement on Sloan, stating that he will always be synonymous with the franchise.The franchise expressed their gratitude for his achievements in Utah and “the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity” he brought to the squad.From 1985-2011, Sloan posted a record of 1221-803 (.603) with the Jazz (1985-2011) and the Chicago Bulls (1977-1978; 1979-1982) as a head coach. He was 1,127-682 (.623) with the Jazz.His 1,127 wins with the Jazz are the second most with one team. Current San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has 1,272 wins with San Antonio (1997-present).Sloan, a 2009 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at Springfield, Mass., led the Jazz to consecutive NBA Finals appearances in the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons.His .603 winning percentage is the sixth-best in NBA history and his 1,221 wins are the third-most in league annals.He led his squads to seven divisional titles and guided the Jazz to 16 consecutive winning seasons and thirteen 50-win campaigns.Sloan’s squads went to the postseason 20 times while he led Utah to the playoffs on 19 occasions. His 98 playoff wins are the sixth-most in NBA history.The Miller family, who has owned the franchise since 1986, in a statement, lauded Sloan, saying “We have appreciated our relationship with Jerry and acknowledge his dedication to and passion for, the Utah Jazz.” Furthermore, they said “the Miller family and Jazz organization will be proud to honor him with a permanent tribute.”Sloan is one of only seven coaches in league history to win at least 50 games in 10 different seasons.Others on this prestigious list include Rick Adelman (1983-2014; Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves), Don Nelson (1976-2010; Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks), Pat Riley (1979-2008; Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat), Phil Jackson (1978-2011, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers), Popovich and George Karl (1979-1980; 1984-2016, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings).Sloan had labored with the Jazz organization for 34 years, serving as either a head coach, assistant, scout or senior adviser.During his head coaching career with the Jazz, 245 NBA head coaching changes occurred throughout the league.Sloan also has a banner hanging from the Vivint Smart Home Arena in his honor. He is joined by fellow franchise legends, center Mark Eaton (1982-1993), shooting guard Darrell Griffith (1980-1991), shooting guard Jeff Hornacek (1994-2000), power forward Karl Malone (1985-2003), point guard John Stockton (1984-2003), his former head coach and general manager Frank Layden (1981-1989), longtime Jazz owner Larry H. Miller, former radio/TV broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley and other former Jazz stars Adrian Dantley (1979-1986) and “Pistol” Pete Maravich (1974-1980).As a player, Sloan was a two-time All-star with the Chicago Bulls (1967, 1969) and played for both the Bulls and Baltimore Bullets in a playing career from 1965-1976.Sloan averaged 14 points and 7.4 rebounds per game over the course of his career.He became the first Bulls player to have his number retired by the franchise. His No. 4 jersey was retired by the Bulls February 17, 1978. Brad James Tags: Jerry Sloan/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

Australian Open: Nadal advances to quarterfinal, will face off against Tsitsipas

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Rafael Nadal is moving on to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 13th time in his career.The 34-year-old Spanish tennis player, ranked No. 2 in the world, defeated 16th-seeded Fabio Fognini in three sets Monday, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, to advance in the tournament.Nadal will now face off against fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas. The matchup will mark Nadal’s 43rd Grand Slam quarterfinal.Should Nadal go on to win the Australian Open this year, he will break the record for the most men’s major titles with 21. He is currently tied at 20 with Roger Federer. Federer, 39, withdrew from the tournament at Melbourne Park because he was still recovering from knee surgery.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by February 15, 2021 /Sports News – National Australian Open: Nadal advances to quarterfinal, will face off against Tsitsipascenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

NBA Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor dies

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Kohen/WireImageBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Lakers legend Elgin Baylor has died, the team announced Monday.He was 86.“Elgin was the love of my life and my best friend,” said his wife Elaine, in a statement to the Lakers. “And like everyone else, I was in awe of his immense courage, dignity and the time he gave to all fans. At this time we ask that I and our family be allowed to mourn his passing in privacy.”Baylor was drafted by the then Minneapolis Lakers first overall in 1958 and won the Rookie of the Year award after averaging 24.9 points, 15.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists.He would play for both the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers for 14 seasons and was named an NBA All-star 11 times while also being named to the All-NBA first team 10 times. He averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds in his career.Before going pro, he spent a year at the College Of Idaho before transferring to Seattle University, leading them to their first-ever National Championship game.Seattle’s basketball team honored him in a tweet.Remembering Seattle U and NBA Legend Elgin Baylorhttps://t.co/tyKTtn6zQM pic.twitter.com/BCFKVh0Azt— Seattle University (@seattleu) March 22, 2021“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Baylor family at this time,” said Seattle Director of Athletics Shaney Fink in a statement. “One of the greatest basketball players of all time, Elgin led Seattle U to its first ever NCAA Championship game in 1958. Throughout and beyond his illustrious career as a player, coach and general manager in the NBA, Elgin kept close ties to the city of Seattle and his alma mater, Seattle U. Elgin possessed an exceptional personality and warmth, and an admirable generosity. We will be forever grateful for the impact he has had on Seattle U Athletics and our student-athletes.”Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss honored Baylor in a statement.“Elgin was THE superstar of his era – his many accolades speak to that,” said Buss. “He was one of the few Lakers players whose career spanned from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. But more importantly he was a man of great integrity, even serving his country as a U.S. Army reservist, often playing for the Lakers only during his weekend pass. He is one of the all-time Lakers greats with his No. 22 jersey retired in the rafters and his statue standing guard in front of STAPLES Center. He will always be part of the Lakers legacy. On behalf of the entire Lakers family, I’d like to send my thoughts, prayers and condolences to Elaine and the Baylor family.”In a statement, NBA Commissoner Adam Silver said Baylor was one of the first NBA superstars. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Elgin Baylor: pic.twitter.com/bquAB76nTW— NBA (@NBA) March 22, 2021 March 22, 2021 /Sports News – National NBA Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor dies Written bycenter_img Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall Of Fame in 1977.Following his playing career, he became a coach for the New Orleans Jazz and served as Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Clippers.He is survived by his wife Elanie, their daughter and son, and two other children from a previous marriage. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundlast_img read more

BHGE, Ocean Installer win subsea contract for Balder X project

first_imgVår Energi’s Balder X project involves the redevelopment of Balder and Ringhorne field area on the Norwegian Continental Shelf Vår Energi awards subsea contract for Balder X project to BHGE and Ocean Installer (Credit: Vår Energi) A consortium made up of Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) and Ocean Installer, has won a subsea contract from Vår Energi for the Balder X project in the Norwegian North Sea.The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of subsea systems (SPS/SURF) needed for the redevelopment of the Balder and Ringhorne field area as part of the Balder X project.The project is being undertaken to extend the life of the Jotun A FPSO up to 2045 by refurbishing it and relocating it to the Balder license PL 001.As per current estimates, the Balder X Project will enable a total lifespan of over 80 years to the PL 001 license.Vår Energi CEO Kristin Kragseth said: “We are pleased to award this important contract to the BHGE and Ocean Installer consortium. It will provide new activity to the world-class oil service industry we have in the Stavanger region.“Both consortium companies a have strong local presence, and large portions of the construction and engineering work will come from local suppliers, securing employment in the region.”Details of the subsea contract for the Balder X projectBHGE and Ocean Installer will carry out engineering, procurement, construction and installation of new subsea production systems (SPS), umbilicals, risers, and flowlines to the Jotun A FPSO. The consortium will also take up decommissioning and cleaning up the seabed by removing subsea systems and equipment that are no longer required at the Jotun field.BHGE Norway and Denmark director Tom Huuse said: “Through our Subsea Connect approach, leveraging early engagement with our customer, we were able to optimise the development cost of this significant award. BHGE will bring a deep sense of history and experience to the region while delivering challenging projects with field proven technology through local execution to support on time delivery.”The redevelopment of the Balder and Ringhorne fields will also involve major project activities in the future, said Vår Energi. As part of that, the life of the Balder FPSO will be extended up to 2030 along with drilling of 15 new production wells in the Balder field area and 11 such wells in the Ringhorne field area.The Norwegian oil and gas company also intends to carry out exploration drilling campaigns apart from the production drilling campaign.Last week, Vår Energi signed an agreement to acquire ExxonMobil’s non-operated interests across more than 20 producing fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for $4.5bn (£3.65bn).last_img read more

Husky Energy to sell Prince George Refinery To Tidewater for $161m

first_img Image: The Prince George Refinery is located in Prince George City, British Columbia, Canada. Photo: Courtesy of Frauke Feind from Pixabay. Canadian integrated energy company Husky Energy has signed an agreement with Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure to sell its Prince George Refinery for a total of C$275m ($161.5m).The Prince George Refinery is located in Prince George City, British Columbia, Canada, and is capable of processing 12,000 barrels of light oil into low-sulphur gasoline and ultra-low sulphur diesel per day, and processes other products.Under the transaction agreement, Husky Energy would receive $215m in cash, along with a closing adjustment and a contingent payment of up to $60m within two years.In addition, Husky would sign a five-year offtake agreement with Tidewater for refined products from the Prince George Refinery.Husky Energy CEO Rob Peabody said: “The plan is aimed at further enhancing the resiliency of the Company “We continue to deliver on Husky’s five-year plan outlined at our Investor Day in May, with an ongoing focus on capital discipline, consistent execution and increased margins.”Husky to focus on Integrated Corridor and Offshore businessesHusky said that the decision to sell the Prince George Refinery is based on its plans to expand the Integrated Corridor and Offshore businesses.Integrated Corridor is a series of physically-linked assets including upstream thermal crude production, storage, committed pipeline capacity and refineries, designed to maximize margin capture, access to markets and optionality.In January, the company revealed its plans to carry out a strategic review and also to possibly sell its retail and commercial fuels business in Canada along with the Prince George Refinery.The Prince George Refinery is a light oil refinery that receives feed stock delivered through a pipeline from production wells in north-eastern British Columbia, Canada.The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019, and is subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals. Tidewater is expected to retain all the refinery staff.For the transaction, TD Securities served as financial advisor for Husky, and Torys served as legal advisor. Husky Energy intends to use the proceeds of the sale according to its funding priorities, which includes maintaining the balance sheet and returning value to shareholderslast_img read more

Audubon secures contract for King’s Quay FPS project in Gulf of Mexico

first_img Image: Audubon has secured a contract for Murphy Exploration’s King’s Quay project in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison/Pixabay. Audubon Companies has secured a contract for Murphy Exploration’s King’s Quay floating production system (FPS) project in the Gulf of Mexico.Under the terms of the agreement, Audubon will provide detailed engineering and design services and procurement and construction support for the project.According to the company, the scope of the project includes engineering and design of the entire King’s Quay FPS topsides with complete oil, water and gas processing trains.It also includes the design of the topsides interfaces to the hull, lifesaving equipment, marine and utility systems, accommodations, crane foundations, and other appurtenances.Details of King’s Quay FPS ProjectAudubon stated that the King’s Quay deepwater semi-submersible FPS closely replicates the Delta House FPS, currently owned and operated by Murphy in the Gulf of Mexico. The King’s Quay will feature a two-level topsides deck with a 10,000-ton payload, Utilising a similar design to the Delta House FPS.According to the company, the facility will have a nominal production capacity of 80,000 BOPD, with a peak capacity of 100,000 BOPD. The firm noted that the gas capacity will be 100 MMscf/d, with expansion capabilities to 240 MMscf/d of gas.Final installation of the platform, which will be designed to withstand wind and waves from a 1,000-year storm, will be in the Green Canyon GOM area.The company added that it expects first oil in 2022.Audubon Companies stated: “Continuing with the same innovative design approach used during the development of the Delta House FPS, Audubon Companies will apply its engineering expertise to incorporate design flexibility into all processing equipment for the King’s Quay FPS to achieve an optimal design for handling a broad range of reservoir characteristics.”In August, US-based petroleum and natural gas exploration company Murphy Oil had approved three additional projects in the Gulf of Mexico.The first of the approved projects was the King’s Quay FPS facility.The company also approved the Khaleesi/Mormont field development, with seven subsea wells, of which four were previously drilled, and infrastructure tie-back to King’s Quay FPS. US-based EPCM services provider Audubon will provide detailed engineering and design services and procurement and construction support for the projectlast_img read more

Neste and IKEA Finland to reduce the carbon footprint of home deliveries

first_imgIKEA is aiming towards emission-free deliveries by 2025 IKEA partners with Neste. (Credit: Neste) Neste and IKEA Finland are offering lower emission home deliveries for Finnish consumers. Since the fall of 2019, IKEA has gradually started using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its home deliveries in the Helsinki capital region and around Raisio, a town in south-western Finland. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is already used annually for almost 25,000 home deliveries in the capital region and for 6,500 deliveries in the Turku region. With the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, IKEA Finland is able to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 90% over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel.The adoption of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is part of IKEA’s sustainability strategy which, for example, includes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of home deliveries.“We want to lead the way of sustainability also in the field of logistics. In addition to renewable fuels, home deliveries with trucks that use biogas and electricity are part of our steps towards climate positivity. Consumers also want a lower carbon footprint from their home deliveries, as well as more environmentally friendly packaging materials ‒ we want to provide this service to our customers,” says Tiina Suvanto, Sustainability Manager of IKEA Finland.By 2025, IKEA aims to have completely emission-free home deliveries throughout the Group. IKEA has already adopted the use of electric vehicles for home deliveries in Tampere in October 2019. The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel helps IKEA to reach its sustainability targets in Finland.All solutions are needed to combat climate change”In order to achieve Finland’s target for carbon neutrality by 2035, all solutions are needed. Reducing road transportation emissions is key for achieving the goal, and for example, logistics companies play an important role in reducing their own carbon footprint. By choosing Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from entirely renewable raw materials IKEA is able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The use of renewable diesel also demonstrates IKEA Finland being a forerunner in value-based choices”, says Joni Pihlström, Vice President, B2B Sales at Neste.Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a Finnish innovation developed by Neste. The fuel is already available in 53 light traffic stations and in 19 heavy traffic stations in Finland. Nationally, already one of five Finnish diesel drivers choose Neste MY Renewable Diesel at stations where it is available. In the capital region stations, almost 30% of diesel drivers choose this alternative. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more