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Sports briefs: Tech paired against Saint Louis in tourney

Sports briefs: Tech paired against Saint Louis in tourney


The Virginia Tech men’s crew will face Saint Louis in the predetermined semifinals of the 2K Classic on Nov. 16 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Providence will play Washington in the other semifinal. Both games will be televised on ESPN2. The Hokies will host local games within the Classic, towards Detroit Mercy on Nov. 10 and Houston Baptist on Nov. 21. Tech, gambling in the 2K Classic for the primary time, is 7-0 towards Saint Louis, even though the 2 schools haven’t met for the reason that 1981-82 season. In its 23rd yr and twentieth at Madison Square Garden, the 2K Classic benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps disabled veterans.

Former Kentucky participant

Jerry Bird, a member of the Wildcats’ Hall of Fame, whose No. 22 jersey became retired to the Rupp Arena rafters, died Sunday at 83 at a hospital in Corbin, Ky. Mr. Bird played for Kentucky from 1954 to 1956. He helped the college win two Southeastern Conference titles in 1954 and 1955.

Campbell ends 17-yr career.

Defenseman Brian Campbell is retiring at age 38 after playing 17 NHL seasons and winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. The Blackhawks said Campbell will be part of their enterprise operations department, helping with community and adolescents hockey projects and advertising and marketing. Campbell had 87 goals and 417 assists for 504 points in 1,082 ordinary-season games with the Sabres, Sharks, Blackhawks, and Panthers.

The Ottawa Senators avoided arbitration with limited unfastened agent forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau with the aid of agreeing to terms on a $9.Three million, three-year agreement. The Nashville Predators signed ahead Frederick Gaudreau to a three-12 months settlement. Gaudreau’s deal comes after a step forward playoff overall performance, as he scored his first three career NHL goals during the Stanley Cup Final. Philadelphia signed the first-spherical pick out Nolan Patrick to an entry-degree contract. The 18-12 months-antique middle changed into decided on No. 2 overall final month after playing the past 3 seasons for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League. Patrick had 56 factors (30 desires, 26 assists) in 55 video games.

Rockets’ proprietor seeks clients for the group.

Houston Rockets proprietor Leslie Alexander is promoting the team. Rockets CEO Tad Brown made the declaration Monday, hours after he said Alexander made a choice. Alexander took over as proprietor on July 30, 1993, and the Rockets went directly to win back-to-returned titles in 1994-95. Brown stated there’s no timetable for sale. The Boston Celtics have signed Paul Pierce to an agreement so the ten-time All-Star can retire with the team he spent his first-rate 15 seasons. Pierce, 39, helped convey a championship in 2008 as part of the “Big Three” of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.


Federer rises to No. 3 in ATP ratings. Roger Federer‘s 8th Wimbledon identify drove him back up to No and three within the ATP ratings after ending the remaining season at No. 16.

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Garbine Muguruza‘s first championship on the All England Club again her to the WTA’s top 10 at No. Five, a rise of 10 spots, even as runner-up Venus Williams goes from No. 11 to No. 9.

Karolina Pliskova became the twenty-third girl to be ranked No. 1, a debut for her that was assured remaining week, based on results at Wimbledon. She had been No. 3 and swaps positions with former No. 1 Angelique Kerber.

Andy Murray held on to No. 1 regardless of dropping in the quarterfinals of his identity protection at the All England Club, in advance of No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who lost within the fourth spherical of Wimbledon after triumphing in the French Open. Novak Djokovic remained at No. 4.

Italy claims diving gold; Chinese preserve to roll. Italy furnished a brief distraction from Chinese domination of diving at the sector championships in Budapest, Hungary, when Giorgio Minisini and Manila Flamini claimed a gold medal in synchronized swimming.

China repeated its feat of Sunday whilst it received both finals. Shi Tingmao and Chang Yani won the 9th instantly international identity in women’s three-meter springboard synchronized diving. Chen Aisen and Yang Hao brought China’s fifth gold of the championships within the men’s 10-meter platform.

Minisini and Flamini won the combined duet technical identify with a total of ninety.2979 points, edging Mikhaela Kalancha and Aleksandr Maltsev of Russia through 0.034 of a point.

Bill May and Kanako Spendlove claimed bronze for the United States’ first medal of the meet. In men’s water polo, Canada got here from four desires to attract with Montenegro eight-8, and Croatia beat the USA 12-7.


Four-time Olympic medalist. Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty using tune and area’s governing frame, the IAAF, whilst he’s investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics web hosting vote. The independent Athletics Integrity Unit stated that its request for a period in-between ban on Fredericks, a former sprinter from Namibia, became granted by the IAAF disciplinary panel. Bob Wolff, the handiest sportscaster to call play-by using-play of championships in all 4 important North American expert crew sports, has died. He turned 96. Son Rick Wolff stated his father died Saturday night time at his Nyack, N.Y., home. Mr. Wolff broadcast the NFL’s championship recreation, World Series, NBA Finals, and Stanley Cup Final. He became the voice of the Washington Senators, and for many years did play-via-play for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. In Gainesville, Fla., Florida, receiver Antonio Callaway pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Prosecutors dropped a marijuana ownership rate as a part of Monday’s plea deal. Callaway also was fined $301.

How to Update Windows 10 Drivers

Woohoo! You’re studying drivers on your laptop! It sounds like tons of fun-looking paint dry on a January afternoon, even as getting kicked with a frozen boot. Now, all kidding aside, drivers are fundamental to the functioning of your PC. Without them, all of your hardware gadgets could not have the commands they want for you to paintings properly. Every PC working system is distinct and requires a distinctive set of instructions to “talk to” your hardware components, together with wireless routers, printers, speakers, scanners, Bluetooth gadgets, and so on.

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