66 people rescued from ice floes adrift on Wisconsin bay

first_imgSTURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and several other agencies rescued 66 people stranded on ice floes in a bay in northeastern Wisconsin. Ice boats and helicopters were used to bring the people who were ice fishing to safety Thursday in Door County. The Coast Guard says three separate ice floes broke away after cracks developed between the shore and groups of people. High winds associated with an approaching winter storm pushed the floes further from shore. It took four hours to complete the rescue. No one was injured. Two helicopters from Traverse City, Michigan, assisted in the rescue along with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and local government agencies.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Not watching the World Cup – Josh Hazlewood reflects pain on being omitted from main tournament

first_imgKane Richardson replaced Jhye Richardson in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Josh Hazlewood has not played cricket since January 2019.Australia will play England in five Ashes Tests after the World Cup. New Delhi: Josh Hazlewood played a vital role in Australia’s World Cup triumph in 2015. His 4/35 in the quarterfinal in Adelaide against Pakistan was vital in the team’s progression to the last four. In overall ODIs, he has a record of 72 wickets at 25.15. When the Australian squad was selected for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Hazlewood was left out. Hope arose for Hazlewood when Jhye Richardson dislocated his shoulder in the series against Pakistan in the UAE. However, Australia picked Kane Richardson for the tournament and Hazlewood has admitted that he is not watching the World Cup as it still pains him on his omission.Speaking to Cricket Australia’s official website, Hazlewood said, “I will sit down at night and watch a couple of overs but I’m trying to steer clear of it a little bit. The more you watch something, the more you probably miss it. So I’m just trying to pretend it’s not on, to a degree,” Hazlewood said. Hazlewood was overlooked after being out of action since January with a back injury, as selectors preferred him to focus on getting ready for the Ashes Test series in England, which begins in August. Hazlewood is currently in camp at Brisbane with the Australia A squads — along with the likes of Peter Handscomb, Travis Head and Marcus Harris — ahead of their departure for England on Friday for a seven-week tour.”I know I can do a great job when I’m physically pretty fresh and that’s how I’m going to enter this Ashes, so I’m looking forward to it. I’ve done as much as I can in the nets. It takes that time out in the middle now to get that extra couple of per cent up to one hundred,” the 27-year-old remarked.Hazlewood is set to make his return in the one-day format for Australia A from June 20, before three red-ball fixtures starting on July 7. Those matches culminate in an ‘Australia v Australia A’ four-day fixture in Hampshire, which will serve as a final selection trial for the Ashes squad. Immediately after the World Cup, Australia will play England in five Ashes Tests which will be the first series in the new ICC Test Championships. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Rakocevic’s career-high leads Trojans past Stanford at Galen

first_imgJunior forward Nick Rakocevic rises for the slam against Long Beach State. (Josh Dunst / Daily Trojan)It was a tale of two halves as an undermanned USC team relied on its defense and veteran leadership to defeat Stanford 77-66 and start Pac-12 play 2-0.From the 3-point line to inside the paint, Bennie Boatwright was creating offense from everywhere in the second half. After foul trouble kept the senior forward out for much of the first half, Boatwright  attacked in the second, posting 15 of his 22 total points.“Boatwright played exceptional basketball and he just gave us a calming influence on the offensive end,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “He played like an all-league player.”USC needed Boatwright’s explosion after halftime as the second half couldn’t have been more different from the first for the Trojans. After allowing just 21 total first-half points, USC allowed 25 Stanford points within the first 10 minutes of the second half. Stanford shot 59 percent from the field and 8-for-18 from deep after halftime.  “Stanford shoots the ball at such a high level and in the second half they made quite a few of them,” Enfield said.USC failed to match Stanford’s high shooting level, as the Trojans shot just 4-for-15 from deep and kept the Cardinal in the game for much of the night. Despite struggling to make outside shots, Enfield could depend on the steady hand of junior forward Nick Rakocevic.“Nick is playing great basketball. He’s really matured,” Enfield said.“Great basketball” is an understatement for the level of play Rakocevic has been demonstrating since the team entered Pac-12 play.Rakocevic scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Trojans to a win in their conference opener against California. That hot hand carried over as he then posted 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, making the junior a legitimate contender for Pac-12 Player of the Week. Soft hands on pick-and-roll dives and a few quick post moves helped the 6-foot-11 junior forward carry the Trojan offense to start the game. Proving to be a challenge for Stanford’s 6-foot-9 sophomore forward Oscar da Silva and too quick for the 7-foot center Josh Sharma, Rakocevic carried USC’s offense for much of the first half as he posted 12 of his 23 points in the first 10 minutes of the game.Complementing the big man pairing of Boatwright and Rakocevic was senior point guard Derryck Thornton.“[Thornton] really controlled the game the last 10, 11 minutes and that’s why we won,” Enfield said.Thornton followed up on his career-high 12-assist night against California with another impressive outing as the Trojans’ floor general, dished out nine dimes to accompany his 13 points. The senior point guard has accounted for 21 assists in the Trojans’ first pair of conference games.Offense wasn’t the only way Thornton dictated the game; he and junior guard Jonah Mathews set the tone on the defensive end, operating as the savvy upperclassmen at the top of the 2-3. Pesky defense and filling passing lanes led the upperclassmen duo to four steals and paved the way for 20 points off turnovers for the Trojans.The Trojans entered conference play with a roster depleted due to injuries to star freshman guards Kevin Porter Jr. (quad) and Elijah Weaver (ankle), along with the transfer of sophomore wing Jordan Usher. But  strong veteran play has allowed USC undefeated two games into Pac-12 play.The Trojans will head off to their first road game of conference play, as they square off against Oregon State on Jan. 10.last_img read more