February 16, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/15/21 Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 131, Houston 119Chicago 120, Indiana 112 (OT)New York 123, Atlanta 112Utah 134, Philadelphia 123Brooklyn 136, Sacramento 125LA Clippers 125, Miami 118Golden State 129, Cleveland 98NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEArizona 1, St. Louis 0NY Islanders 3, Buffalo 1Florida 6, Tampa Bay 4Carolina 7, Columbus 3Ottawa 6, Toronto 5 (OT)Chicago 3, Detroit 2 OT)Winnipeg 6, Edmonton 5Calgary 4, Vancouver 3 (OT)San Jose 3, Anaheim 2New Jersey at Boston (Postponed)Nashville at Dallas (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLFlorida St. 81, Virginia 60Baylor at West Virginia (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
In November of 2017, the critically acclaimed national radio show, A Prairie Home Companion–now known as Live From Here–broadcasted from San Diego Civic Theatre, inviting comedian Maria Bamford and musical acts Nickel Creek and Fantastic Negrito to appear during the two-hour program. One particularly special moment during the show was when Chris Thile with Richard Dworsky and The First-Call Radio Players (composed of Brittany Haas, fiddle; Chris Eldridge, guitar; Alan Hampton, bass; and Ted Poor, percussion) covered “Fugue State” off Vulfpeck’s 2014 album by the same name.With Chris Thile at the helm on the mandolin, the cover is truly a treat, particularly considering Vulfpeck’s meteoric ascent as one of the most-buzzed-about acts not only in the scene but in the music industry at large. Watch Chris Thile, Richard Dworsky, and The First-Call Radio Players’ cover of Vulfpeck’s “Fugue State” on A Prairie Home Companion below.[Video: A Prairie Home Companion]
Notre Dame student body election season kicked off Thursday night in the basement of Cavanaugh Hall with a panel comprised of the presidential and vice presidential candidates, joined by their campaign managers. The panel was hosted by We Stand For — a group that aims at “sharing resources and support for Notre Dame students in light of the election” — and was focused on clarifying how each ticket plans to address diversity on campus. Michael Yu | The Observer Candidates and campaign managers answer questions at We Stand For’s panel Thursday night. Pictured, from Left to Right: Daniela Naramatsu, Rohit Fonseca and Madi Purrenhage; and Sibonay Shewit, Becca Blais and Prathm Juneja.“Diversity at Notre Dame comes in many different forms,” junior presidential candidate Rohit Fonseca said. “Diversity is what makes us a great university; it’s what makes us special.”Fonseca’s running mate, junior Daniela Naramatsu, said their ticket emphasizes and exemplifies diversity.“Diversity at Notre Dame is the three of us — we have very different views, but we’re free to differ from each other and we’re free to talk about it,” Naramatsu said. “We think we’re a pretty diverse ticket because we’re able to bring a lot of different ideas to the table.”Junior Madi Purrenhage, campaign manager for the Fonseca-Naramatsu ticket, said a major part of their platform involves creating civil discourse on campus. “Our ticket is really passionate about the fact that we represent a lot of diverse opinions,” Purrenhage said. “Even if someone is the exact opposite of any of us, we can understand other people’s viewpoints. We tried to take a lot of different viewpoints into account in making our platform.”Similarly, junior presidential candidate Becca Blais said diversity played a significant role in the formation of their platform. “I see diversity as progress,” Blais said. “It’s acknowledging all the wonderful differences we have, and that progress comes in moving forward. I know, with us, diversity is a huge piece of our platform.”Blais’ running mate, junior Sibonay Shewit, said there is “more [Notre Dame] can do to celebrate diversity.”“Everyone recognizes that ND is a diverse university,” Shewit said. “We may not be where our peer universities are … but that doesn’t mean that it’s OK, so we want to really push that, and start these conversations.”The next steps, as Blais said she sees it, include coping with the political climate at Notre Dame. “I think we’re in a very ugly place right now with our political climate,” Blais said. “I think we’re afraid to talk to each other, to have these conversations. The biggest next step is changing that climate on campus and bringing down that hostility. It’s not an us and them — it’s an all of us.” Shewit said the impetus of promoting diversity falls on student government. “With every example, it starts with Student Government making these things their top priority,” Shewit said. “We want to be allies for the LGBTQ community, for the [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] students, we want to help with Walk the Walk week, we want to be there at Welcome Weekend, we want to be as open and visible as possible.”Fonseca said a major component of their platform is the creation of RouND Tables — “moderated face-to-face conversations about critical or controversial topics,” according to their platform.“You never see people having those hard conversations with people, face to face,” Fonseca said. “We’re going to do that with RouND Tables. If we did it today, we would ask if Trump should be invited to campus. The stuff you see in Viewpoints or Facebook, it’s not stuff you would say to people’s face. I think we can have these discussions face-to-face though. What we’re doing is getting you face-to-face with people who you would never see during your four years here.”Sophomore campaign manager for the Blais-Shewit ticket, Prathm Juneja, said he hopes to bring together students with different experiences and backgrounds.“What we’re focusing on what can we do to make it feel like students belong here,” Juneja said. “Every student belongs here, and how do we make them feel like that?”Tags: DACA, Student government, Student government elections, We Stand For
The 35-year-old former England captain directed a jibe at a Twitter follower who criticised him last month, containing the word ‘sket’, which the Collins English Dictionary defines as “a promiscuous girl or woman”. After a Twitter user sent the message “Maybe QPR will sign a good CB (centre-back) they need one”, Ferdinand replied by saying ” get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket”. The exchange came on September 1, which was transfer deadline day. Press Association QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 for comments he made on Twitter, the Football Association has announced. Ferdinand was charged by the FA on October 14, and his punishment was announced on Wednesday. The FA said in a statement on its website: “Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches commencing with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after an FA misconduct charge against him was found proven. “It was alleged a comment Ferdinand posted on his twitter account was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper. “It was further alleged that this breach was aggravated pursuant to FA rule E3(2) as the comment included a reference to gender. “Following an independent regulatory commission hearing on Wednesday 29 October, Ferdinand was also fined £25,000, severely warned as to his future conduct and ordered to attend an education programme, arranged by the FA within four months.” Ferdinand, who made 81 appearances for England, the last in June 2011, is a member of FA chairman Greg Dyke’s commission looking at how to improve English football. The former Manchester United centre-back was also considered by the FA as a possible candidate for a FIFA vice-president until David Gill, formerly United’s chief executive, opted to stand. Ferdinand, who has 5.9million followers on Twitter, has sent more than 14,000 tweets on the website and has been a pundit for the BBC and BT Sport. Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker, who avoided censure from the BBC last month following a series of Tweets in which he used profanities, appeared to express his surprise at the charge facing Ferdinand when it was announced. Lineker wrote: “Thanks to @rioferdy5 I’ve just learnt a new word. The most surprising aspect of this charge is that the FA knew what a ‘sket’ was.”
Martin O’Neill’s side will have to go without the services of Jonathan Walters, who has been ruled out due to an achilles injury.West Brom’s James McClean is the player most likely to take his place in attack for the crucial game in Bordeaux.After recording a one all draw against Sweden on Monday, Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says mistakes will have to be minimised if they are to prevail against the Belgians today. The match gets underway at 2.00pm.