Softball Tiebreakers

first_img10.      Two-Way Ties. In the case of a two-way tie in the final   standings, position in the tournament bracket shall be determined as follows: (a) If two teams tie for a position, and one (1) team holds a won-loss game advantage in the series against the other regardless of number of games or home/away, that team receives the higher seed.(b) If the two (2) tied teams split their games during the regular season, or if they did not play one another, then the tied teams’ won-loss record against all other teams each played an equal number of times shall be compared. If one team has an advantage in this comparison, it is awarded the higher seed.(c) If the teams are still tied, a comparison against the highest-positioned team(s) that played both tied teams an equal number of times shall be utilized.(d) If the teams are still tied, a drawing shall be held by the commissioner.      Ties Between Three (3) or More Teams. In the case of a tie between three (3) or more teams in the final standings, position in the tournament bracket shall be determined as follows: (If at any time during this tie-breaking procedure, the number of tied teams is reduced to two, the two-way tiebreaker shall apply).(a) If three or more teams tie for a position, and all tied teams have played one another and equal number of times, the team that holds a won-loss advantage in the games played against the other tied teams shall receive the higher seed.(b) If the tied teams won-loss record was equal during the regular season, or if they did not all play one another and equal number of games, then the tied teams’ won-loss record against all other teams each played an equal number of times shall be compared. If one team has an advantage in this comparison, it is awarded the higher seed.(c) If the teams are still tied, a comparison against the highest-positioned team(s) that played both tied teams an equal number of times shall be utilized.(d) If the teams are still tied, a drawing shall be held by the commissioner.    Tournament Seeding.  Seeding, 1 through 8, shall be based upon regular-season winning percentage in Conference competition.  A standard head-to-head tiebreaker shall be used.  Ties shall be broken based upon the following tie-breaker system.  When comparing tied teams against positions higher or lower in the standings that are also tied, these higher or lower tied positions shall be considered a single position for the purpose of comparison. [5/19]last_img read more

French referee banned 3 months after kicking player

first_imgFILE – In this Jan.14 2018 file photo, French referee Tony Chapron gives a red card to Nantes defender Diego Carlos, second left, after Carlos inadvertently clipped the referee’s heels during the French League One soccer match between Nantes and Paris Saint Germain, in Nantes, western France. The French soccer federation has banned referee Tony Chapron for three months after he kicked a player during a league match. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)PARIS — The French soccer federation has banned referee Tony Chapron for three months after he kicked a player during a league match.The federation announced the decision Thursday night, giving him a six-month ban with three months suspended.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Chapron was summoned by French league officials to a disciplinary hearing following the incident, when he kicked Nantes defender Diego Carlos before sending him off.The bizarre incident happened near the end of Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 win at Nantes. Carlos was running behind Chapron near the halfway line, and trying to catch up with play, when he inadvertently clipped the referee’s heels.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkChapron rolled forward onto the turf then swiped his right leg at Carlos. Chapron later acknowledged that Carlos inadvertently knocked him over and apologized. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amid hot streak, Hotshots focused on bigger picture Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Teen died from blunt trauma to head – post-mortem

first_imgAfter allegedly jumping from carA post-mortem examination conducted on the body of 19-year-old Sasia Adams on Wednesday, by Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh, has revealed that she died as a result of blunt trauma to the head.The young woman, formerly of Pomeroon, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) who resided at East Street, Georgetown, was reportedly rushed to the Dr BalwantDead: Sasia AdamsSingh Hospital about 20:00h on Tuesday by her 21-year-old boyfriend of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD).He reportedly told nurses that she jumped from his moving car while they were proceeding along Lamaha Street.Guyana Times was told that the young woman, who was conscious at the time of admission, later told doctors that she fell at home.She was admitted into the Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with severe head injuries and succumbed to her injuries about 11:00h on Tuesday.Police have taken the boyfriend into custody and are investigating the young woman’s death.last_img read more

Flyers Beat the Spirit River Rangers 6-5 in Double overtime

first_imgFlyers Beat the Spirit River Rangers 6-5 in Double overtime The game started off with a bang, with some rough stuff breaking out right off the opening face-off, between Matt Shuya and Colin Lefley.  The lone goal in the first period was scored by Todd Alexander on a powerplay.In the second period, the pace quickened.  The Flyers extended their lead, with a dazzling goal by Wade Hocking, and a nice deflection from Ian Munro on a Kip Noble point shot.  The Rangers would climb back, with two goals of their own, from Evan Boire, and Mike Lefley.  – Advertisement -Heading into the third, the score was 3-2 Flyers, meaning the Rangers had their backs against the wall.  Early in the third, the Rangers drew even, on a goal from Trevor Mazurek.  But, the Flyers would take control again, with a powerplay goal stuffed in by Dustin Kersey, and another powerplay goal from Ian Munro, assisted by Brett Loney (his third helper of the game). But, in the dying minutes, the Rangers would fight back.  With 2:02 remaining, Mark Wallman drew Spirit River within one.  Then, with 50.6 second remaining, Mike Lefley centred the puck.  Chad Vizzutti knocked it down, but it stuck underneath the goalie’s skates, and was jammed home by Wallman again, to tie the game 5-5.It would seem that regulation would come to a routine close, but in the dying seconds, Kip Noble raced back to collect a Ranger dump-in, and took a big hit from Mike Lefley.  Noble would lay on the ice for a couple of minutes, before walking to the dressing room.  He would not return to the game, diagnosed with an upper-body injury.Advertisement And so, the Rangers again stuck with the flyers, but again come up just short.  The Flyers now lead the series 3 games to 1, with a chance to wrap it up at the North Peace Arena on Tuesday night. At the end of regulation, the officials would decide the ice was in good enough shape to play a 10 minute overtime period.  The period would solve nothing, and the teams would head to the rooms, for the second double overtime game in a row.Finally, 2 minutes into the fifth period, Donny Lloyd would reverse a play behind the Ranger net, which was intercepted by Clayton Bahm.  Bahm threw the puck at the net, and the bouncing puck was picked up by Jeff Shipton, who banged it home, to give the Flyers their second consecutive double overtime win. Listen to this highlights package [asset|aid=1061|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=73cc0c5e9b1c336412e2f6ec1ed18fa6-Flyers Beat the Spirit River Rangers 6-5 in Double overtime_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more

Finning employees strike in B.C.

first_imgBefore the strike was officially announced, the company had proposed a four-year agreement with wage increases of 2.75 per cent in the first year, three per cent in the second and third years and four per cent in the fourth year. However, the union rejected the offer stating the cost of living has increased by 3.7 per cent over the last two years, alone.– with files from Adam Reaburn Employees of Finning Canada in British Columbia have officially gone on strike.On Friday, the International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 692 served the company with a 72-hour strike notice. Then, 700 employees from across the province, including approximately 35 in Fort St. John, walked off the job as of 4 p.m., Wednesday after the union says it did not receive a reasonable offer.- Advertisement -Finning is the largest Caterpillar equipment dealer in the world and the striking employees represent mechanics, technicians and warehouse and parts personnel.The union has been trying to negotiate a new contract. It says four of its main concerns surround wages, benefits, shifts and sub-contracting.Employees have just finished a two-year contract in which there was a zero per cent increase over both years, says Tyler Davis, the local union representative. Davis says the wage increase the union is asking for would cover the cost of living increases over the past two years.He also says some of the older employees were guaranteed a defined benefit plan, but are now being asked to switch over to a defined contribution plan instead.Advertisementlast_img read more

Emotion carries Trojans

first_img“When we came to the front of Staples Center, I saw (Kobe Bryant’s) picture and was thinking about all the big plays he’s made, like his shot against the Phoenix Suns in last year’s playoffs,” Young said. “That was an inspiration to me.” Young’s basket with 10 seconds remaining tied the score at 69-69, leaving enough time for Stanford to get one last shot. Anthony Goods got by Gabe Pruitt and thought he had a good look at the basket, but Taj Gibson came out to help and swatted the ball away. It went out to Lawrence Hill, who missed a desperation shot at the buzzer. “I knew to watch Goods coming down because he’s their best shooter,” Gibson said. “When Gabe gave me that look saying, `Help’, I just jumped up and got a big block.” Gibson got his fourth foul with more than 14 minutes left but kept up his intensity on defense and didn’t foul out. USC trailed 54-44 before going on a 19-5 run led by Pruitt, who hit a 3-pointer off a pass from Young to tie the game at 59-59. Young said that he had never seen Pruitt so serious as he was in the second half. “It clicked in my head,” Pruitt said. “This could be it. I didn’t want this to be my last game. You never know with Selection Sunday.” Senior Lodrick Stewart, who had just two points in regulation, faked a 3-pointer and drove to the basket for a layup with under a minute to go in overtime to put USC ahead 76-73. Pruitt stole the ball from Kenny Brown at midcourt and scored on the other end to put the game away. “We’ve never won a (Pac-10 Tournament) game since I’ve been here, so it’s very emotional for the upperclassmen and the underclassmen,” Young said. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Then Nick Young pumped his fist and Lodrick Stewart clapped his hands over his head as the Trojans brought the ball up the court in overtime, for the first time knowing that a victory was in hand. All week, USC players and coaches had scoffed at the doubts that they needed a victory in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament to ensure a berth in the NCAA Tournament. But, with the game slipping away Thursday, their actions and expressions said otherwise. Young drained a long jumper in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime and the Trojans ran away from Stanford in the extra period for an 83-79 victory at Staples Center. “For the first time, I can relax and know we’re in the tournament,” Young said. “Last season, we were fighting for the NIT and lost some big games down the stretch. Now we feel comfortable that we’re in the NCAAs.” Despite six victories over ranked teams, there was some question as to how safe the Trojans (22-10) would be on Selection Sunday if they entered with three consecutive losses and an even split of their final 10 games. Now it’s Stanford (18-12) that will have to sweat it out Sunday while the Trojans, who advanced to the semifinals to face Washington State tonight, can enjoy knowing they are likely in their first NCAA Tournament in five years. Young, who scored a game-high 26 points, thought of his NBA idol when called upon by Floyd to take USC’s biggest shot of the season. center_img Tim Floyd slammed his hand on the court three times during a timeout after Stanford scored an easy layup to move ahead by double-digits midway through the second half, his face turning bright red as he shouted at the defender. Gabe Pruitt skipped toward the sidelines waving his arms to get the crowd going as USC made its late run to get back in the game. last_img

Mancini ‘ready’ to become new Italy coach – federation

first_img“We agreed that we’ll start to talk about figures and details on May 13, at the end of the Russian championship.“I want to state that nothing is decided. We’ve told Mancini clearly that the FIGC has a budget for the role which it does not intend to deviate from.”The annual budget for the future coach and his backroom staff has been fixed at five million euros.Mancini, 53, met with the Italian FA sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta and team manager Gabriele Oriali for over two hours in Rome on Monday evening.It was reported over the weekend that Carlo Ancelotti had turned down the job, with Gazzetta reporting that the federation had offered the former Manchester City manager a two-year contract until 2020 worth four million euros ($4.8million) a year.“Coaching the national team would be prestigious and a source of pride for me because Italy are one of the most important teams in the world,” Mancini told Italian radio on Monday.During his 17-year coaching career Mancini led Manchester City to their first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie A titles with Inter Milan and Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio.The former Lazio and Sampdoria forward never became a regular with Italy during his 10-year international career, during which he won 36 caps and scored four goals.Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in a two-legged playoff in November.Italy’s under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been filling the position on an interim basis.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zenit coach Roberto Mancini has won league titles in Italy and England © AFP/File / ROBERT MICHAELMILAN, Italy, May 1 – Zenit Saint Petersburg coach Roberto Mancini has agreed in principle to become the next Italy coach, Italian federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said Tuesday.“Yesterday (Monday) in Rome there was a meeting … with Roberto Mancini, who said he was ready to end his relationship with Zenit and coach the national team,” Fabbricini said in quotes carried by Gazzetta Dello Sport.last_img read more

West Ham injury update: Diafra Sakho suffers ‘significant’ thigh injury, Enner Valencia could play before end of 2015

first_img1 West Ham injury update: Diafra Sakho suffers ‘significant’ thigh injury, Enner Valencia could play before end of 2015 West Ham have revealed the extent of Diafra Sakho’s injury, with the Senegalese forward set for a scan on Thursday.Sakho limped out of the Hammers’ 1-1 Premier League draw with West Brom at the weekend and reports suggested he could be set for a long spell on the sidelines.The club’s head of medical and sport science Stijn Vandenbroucke said on the Hammers’ official website: “Diafra unfortunately suffered a significant injury to his left thigh.“He underwent a scan on Wednesday and will see a specialist on Thursday, when we hope to learn more and put a more certain timeframe on his absence.”He also revealed another West Ham forward, Enner Valencia, is making good progress after spraining his ankle against Everton last month, and star man Dimitri Payet was ruled out for three months after picking up an ankle injury.Vandenbroucke added: “[Valencia] has come through a period of immobilisation, during which we gave him permission to return home to South America to spend some time with his family.“We are pleased to report that Enner is progressing very well and, should his rehab continue to go as planned, he has a good chance to play before the end of the year. “He is ahead of schedule and we have been very happy with his progress.“Payet is still in a period of immobilisation after suffering a high ankle sprain in a strong tackle in the same match against Everton. This means that he is still wearing a walking boot, which protects the ankle and keeps the joint in a certain position, allowing the body to heal without straining the injured ligaments.“Dimi is still able to work on his general fitness and do strength and conditioning work on his upper body. Should everything continue to go to plan, Dimi will progress to the second, more active stage in his rehab this week.”The head of medical and sports science also said goalkeeper Darren Randolph is available for selection for Saturday’s trip to West Ham, after picking up a knee problem while on international duty with Ireland.last_img read more

Letterkenny Credit Union launches 2017 ‘Home Improvement’ loan campaign

first_imgThe most popular improvements carried out under the HRI are window replacements, which accounted for almost a quarter of renovations in the past three years, followed by kitchen upgrades (18%). November is the busiest month for home improvements with over 7,000 renovations carried out in this month since 2013, closely followed by October with over 6,000. Gordon Randles, Manager/ CEO of Letterkenny Credit Union says “We anticipate that many homes in the Letterkenny area will opt to give their home a facelift this year because of the Home Renovation Scheme, but with around €16,000 the average amount being spent on renovations, we understand that many might not have the funds necessary to get started. At Letterkenny Credit Union we know the difference home improvements can make to people’s lives; increasing comfort, adding space and transforming a house into a home and we’re here to help. We are offering our home improvement loan with realistic terms and repayments can be made in a way that works best for each individual. We’ve done everything to ensure that everyone feels ‘at home’ with our loan process.” Gordon continued “Whatever exciting plans people have for their homes in 2017, and no matter how big or small their renovations, we would encourage them to contact Letterkenny Credit Union and find out how we can help. Remember, we don’t charge administration fees or transaction charges, and should someone pay back a home improvement loan early, there are no penalties. So call in to us today or log on to for more details.” *HRI Statistics 2013-2016 Letterkenny Credit Union is launching a new Home Improvement loan campaign for 2017 to cater for the increasing popularity in home upgrades and renovations. As property prices continue to rise, many households are opting to revamp their existing homes to avail of tax breaks under the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme (HRI).Since the introduction of the scheme in 2013, almost 77,000 renovations worth €1.2 million have been carried out. 52,000 homes are signed up to the scheme and have claimed some €46.2 million in tax credits.* ** For a €20,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €405.11 an interest Rate of 7.95%, a representative APR of 8.2%, the total amount payable by the member is €24306.16. Information correct as at 28/3/2017. Letterkenny Credit Union launches 2017 ‘Home Improvement’ loan campaign was last modified: April 10th, 2017 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:home loanLetterkenny Credit Union Letterkenny Credit Union has recognised the growing trend towards home improvements and is launching a new loan campaign with a very competitive 8.2% APR rate** to help people get started on their dream renovations and benefit from the HRI scheme.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL fans were warned today not to pay crazy prices for tickets on the auction website eBay – because the GAA may have cancelled them.A pair of tickets for the Cusack Stand have reached more than €3,000 on eBay.There was anger earlier today when an eBay seller with a listed Glenties address had bids of well over €700 for two tickets for the big match. Donegal Daily readers vowed to scupper the bidding war by putting in fake bids.And some other touts on the site are already out of pocket – after stupidly putting the numbers for their tickets on the siteGAA Director General Paraic Duffy said those tickets have already been cancelled and will not get their owners into Croke Park on Sunday.He confirmed that a number of fans going to the hurling final were refused entry because they had bought tickets on the black market. “Some people will be caught this Sunday if they buy tickets this way,” said Mr Duffy.“They may have bought them in good faith but if a ticket is cancelled, there is no admission,” he warned.Several other sites are also selling tickets at outrageous prices.  SHOCK AS eBAY TOUTS’ ALL-IRELAND TICKETS HIT €3,000 was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:000SHOCK AS eBAY TOUTS’ ALL-IRELAND TICKETS HIT €3last_img read more