UW struggles in road win

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa — Winning on the road in the Big Ten is never easy, and the No. 11 Wisconsin volleyball team showed exactly how hard it is to win away from home in their four game struggle against Iowa, winning 30-19, 26-30, 30-24, 30-21. “Iowa is one of those dangerous teams that is at the bottom of the conference but they fight like it is going to be the end of the world,” head coach Pete Waite said. “They have their backs against the wall, and that’s a dangerous team.”While the Badgers beat the Hawkeyes in almost every statistical category, it was evident that they are still not as comfortable playing on the road as they are at home.”It is one of the things we’ve been working on and struggling with this year is playing as well on the road as we do at home,” senior middle blocker and assistant captain Amy Bladow said. “We really talked about that after Minnesota, and it’s one of the things we wanted to work on tonight.”Wisconsin was able to come out in game one and jump right on Iowa, as they never trailed after taking a 3-2 lead. The Badgers were able to hold the Hawkeyes to a .068 hitting percentage in game one while they hit .286 and were led by freshman Brittney Dolgner with a game-high six kills. Game two started similarly with Wisconsin grabbing an early lead but things quickly turned south. With the Badgers trailing 15-10, Waite decided to put his senior captain Katie Lorenzen in — playing for the first time in Big Ten play — looking for a spark to get the team back in the game.”Lorenzen came in and did a nice job of changing the tempo of the game,” Waite said. “Jackie (Simpson) wasn’t doing anything too badly, it was just we needed a change out there and she did come in and kick started the team.” With Lorenzen running the offense, the Badgers were able to pull within two at 27-25 after a kill by Audra Jeffers, but Iowa went on a 3-1 run to end the game. Senior floor captain, Maria Carlini — who was scheduled to have the night off — was put in the starting lineup to start game three in an effort to boost the Badger’s offense. Carlini went on to have nine kills through two games. With Badgers down 2-6 to start game four, Waite went back to junior Jackie Simpson to try and spark the offense. The move worked as Wisconsin continued to peck away at the Iowa lead until they took the lead for good at 18-17.”The transition went really smoothly,” Bladow said. “When [Lorenzen] went in she did a really good job. She dug some really good balls, and blocked some really good balls and she obviously set really well. Then when [Simpson] went back in, it was the same thing. “I think it says a lot about both those girls that either of them can play, and it doesn’t affect our team energy. They both bring energy, and they both bring fire. They transition smoothly and will help us out a lot.”Both setters were able to spread the ball around as four Badgers finished with double-digit digs. Dolgner led all players with 25 kills, matching her career-high. Taylor Reineke, Bladow and Jeffers were also in double figures with 11, 11 and 10 kills respectively. “That is always our game plan [to spread the offensive],” Waite said. “If we do that, it’s really tough to stop the offense. The game we struggled in is probably not very balanced. We got [Dolgner] doing in the back row and that helped us.”Iowa was led on the night by sophomore outside-hitter Catherine Smale and junior right-side hitter Stacy Vitali with 15 and 11 kills respectively.While Wisconsin out-blocked Iowa 13-11, the Badgers did not have as good of night up at the net as they would have liked. “Iowa did a really good job of hitting around us,” Bladow said. “They roll shotted to the corners and they tipped a lot of balls and that really just makes our block ineffective.”One bright spot, however, was the blocking of Dolgner, who had five block assists on the night.”[Dolgner] had a couple good blocks tonight,” Waite said. “She is working on it everyday. We are watching tapes with her and we are showing things. It is a difficult thing going up against big hitters going at her, so for her to put up a couple bigger numbers, it helps us.”On the defensive side of the ball, Wisconsin out-dug Iowa 88-74. Junior libero Jocelyn Wack led all players with 25 digs. Junior Megan Mills and Dolgner also had double-digit digs with 15 and 14 respectively. The Hawkeyes were led by sophomore libero Emily Hiza with 21 digs.last_img read more

PSG to earn £3.7 million more than UCL winners Bayern Munich

first_imgFollowing yesterday’s UEFA Champions League final, I can update the estimate for the 2019/20 revenue distributions. We will also explain how #PSG are likely to receive more money than #FCBayern, even though they were defeated on the night.— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) August 24, 2020Meanwhile in the 2018/2019 season, PSG 50% of their league’s revenue for winning the Ligue 1 (£13.3m), Lille got 35% with (£9.4 million) and Lyon earning 15% (£4m) – a total of £26.7million.However, in Germany, Bayern Munich earned 40% of their domestic league revenue for winning the Bundesliga in 2018-19 (£6.2m), while Borussia Dortmund earned 30 per cent (£4.7m), RB Leipzig earned 20 per cent (£3.1m) and fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen collected 10 per cent (£1.5m) – a combined total of £15.5m.The total shows the differences between the two leagues here in terms of domestic money is £11.2m.There’s a wider disparity in TV revenues if the figures from the 2019/2020 UCL season is combined.The French clubs had to split among themselves £26.7m while teams in Germany had to do away with a sum of £15.5m.For reaching the final, and playing 13 games, one better than Lyon, PSG will an estimated amount of £11.2m which is 42%.Following yesterday’s UEFA Champions League final, I can update the estimate for the 2019/20 revenue distributions. We will also explain how #PSG are likely to receive more money than #FCBayern, even though they were defeated on the night.— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) August 24, 2020Comparatively, the treble winners, Bayern are expected to earn 33%, which will see them accrue £5.1m more.The total outlay differences between the two teams here in terms of domestic Champions League money is £6.1m.Adding their two tallies together, PSG earned £24.5m overall in TV money while Bayern pocketed £11.3m – a difference of £13.2m and a key reason as to why they earned more Champions League revenue. Paris Saint-Germain might have finished as runners-up to the German side, Bayern Munich but they will earn more revenue than the Germans for the UEFA Champions League 2019/2020 season.The night ended in tears for the French Ligue 1 side as their former winger, Kingsley Coman handed Bayern Munich a 1-0 win in an empty Estádio Da Luz.According to Swiss Ramble’s estimation, PSG will earn a staggering amount of £121 million with Bayern pocketing £117.3m, higher than any of the other clubs in the top five leaguesBarcelona is next with £104m, while Manchester City earned the fourth-most with £89.4m and Atletico Madrid set to earn £85.8m, completing the top 5.PSG will earn more primarily because of TV right payments which differ per country.The main contributing factor in this is that only three spots in the Champions League were awarded to French teams, while Germany has four and the fact that the German TV pool is currently the lowest of the ‘big five’ leagues (England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain). Coupled with this is the fact that domestic league split is fairer in Germany than in France.Champions League 2019/2002 revenue for the clubs within the “Top 5 Leagues”Paris Saint-Germain – £121millionBayern Munich – £117.3mBarcelona – £104mManchester City – £89.4mAtletico Madrid – £85.8mLyon – £80.4mJuventus – £78.6mReal Madrid – £75.9mChelsea – £73.1mLiverpool – £72.2mRB Leipzig – £65mNapoli – £63.2m13. Tottenham – £62.3m13. Borussia Dortmund – £62.3mValencia – £54.2mAtalanta – £51.5mInter Milan – £40mBayer Leverkusen – £37mLille – £32.5mlast_img read more

Roger Federer joins Novak Djokovic in Shanghai quarterfinals

first_imgRoger Federer of Switzerland reacts during the men’s singles match against David Goffin of Belgium at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SHANGHAI— Roger Federer saved five set points in the first set as he scrambled to a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win over 13th-seeded David Goffin on Thursday and advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals.Second-seeded Federer holds a 10-1 winning record against Goffin, including all three matches they’ve played this year.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Earlier, John Isner served his 1,000th ace of the season but it wasn’t enough to stop defending champion Novak Djokovic from advancing with a 7-5, 6-3 win. Isner’s nine aces against Djokovic took him to 1,007 for the year.Top-seeded Djokovic is on a 24-0 sets winning streak in Asia dating back to last year’s Shanghai Masters. He won his inaugural appearance at the Japan Open last week without losing a set.“It’s always a big challenge returning the serve,” Djokovic said. “He’s got one of the biggest serves of all time.”Djokovic will play sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the quarterfinals. Tsitsipas defeated Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5).Third-seeded Daniil Medvedev continued his quest to reach a sixth consecutive ATP tour final after beating Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7), 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT Despite the outcome, Federer didn’t feel in control of their Round-of-16 game.“I never really felt like I had the upper hand over David today,” Federer said. “I thought he took really a lot of good decisions, and he was super fast on his feet today, which I think made it really hard for me to get my freebies and winners off the baseline.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manFederer will play fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany on Friday in the quarterfinals.Zverev beat Andrey Rublev of Russia 6-0, 7-6 (4) in the last match of the night. The German served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, but couldn’t nail down the victory until the tiebreaker. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Iran women attend FIFA football game for first time in decades Becoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Medvedev’s frustration got the better of him when Pospisil led 4-2, 40-30 in the first set, which led to him smashing his racket repeatedly into the ground at the baseline.“I usually don’t like to do it, to break the rackets, because it’s never beautiful,” Medvedev said. “But it’s true that sometimes it maybe can help to get some emotions out and get also the stress out.”Third-seeded Medvedev, who reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open in September, leads the tour this year with 56 victories. He next plays 10th-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the quarterfinals.“I think (he’s) the worst player I can play at the moment,” Fognini said of Medvedev. “He’s really dangerous.”Fognini beat seventh-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 7-5. Khachanov had won their first career meeting in three sets at the China Open quarterfinals in Beijing.“I’m happy because I was losing to him last week and I was playing really good also,” 10th-seeded Fognini said.Fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat No. 15 Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4 and next faces 11th-seeded Matteo Berrettini.Berrettini outlasted eighth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-4. This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View commentslast_img read more