The U.S. military provided 200 new Harris P5500 tactical radios and related accessories to the Uruguayan Army. The radios, delivered by the Office of Defense Cooperation in Montevideo, were funded through the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) to enhance the Uruguayan Army combat capabilities in support of United Nations forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Haiti. This donation is part of a larger U.S. government effort to build partner capacity and address major capability gaps in international peace support operations. In January 2013, SOUTHCOM provided 15 new night vision goggles to the Uruguayan Air Force aimed at improving their night mission capabilities in Congo. With 2,200 troops and observers deployed worldwide, Uruguay is the world’s largest per capita contributor to United Nations peacekeeping operations and the seventh largest contributor globally, according to UN statistics. The Uruguayan Army continues to play an important role in the security and stability of Congo and Haiti. By Dialogo March 14, 2013
The Wisconsin volleyball team will head to Chicago this weekend to compete in the DePaul tournament, the Badgers’ final road event before closing the spring with a home match April 20 against the Fighting Phoenix of Green Bay.Fresh off a 4-1 finish at the Chicago Spring Challenge last Saturday, head coach Pete Waite and his squad are feeling good about their improvement in spring play.“It was a good day,” Waite said. “We improved from our first tournament at Marquette and had some pretty balanced scoring.”Middle blocker Sheila Shaw said she felt the team is executing better on the facets of the game cited by Waite as in need of improvement. The junior remains confident in the team’s potential heading into her senior season this fall.“I thought we played really strong as a team and really worked well,” Shaw said. “The stuff that we worked on in practice I thought we did really well as a team, like blocking schemes and defense. Overall, I thought it was really good; we just have to stay strong towards the end of matches and finish them off.”The one loss, which was the Badgers’ first and only defeat of the spring season, came against a strong Notre Dame squad in Chicago last weekend. Junior Aubrey Meierotto attributed that loss to the lack of ball control, but felt that the team bounced back well with a win over conference foe Michigan State.“I thought the team played really well,” Meierotto said. “We improved in a lot of things that we wanted to, such as blocking, defense, things like that.”The upcoming tournament at the DePaul Athletic Center will be host to 15 teams, with Wisconsin competing in Pool 1 in the morning against Chicago State, Loyola, Illinois-Chicago and Northern Illinois. In the afternoon, Wisconsin will face Kent State, Northern Illinois, Valparaiso and Big Ten rival Illinois.Shaw is looking forward to facing Illinois and potentially another conference opponent in Iowa, who will also be competing in the tournament.“Big Ten teams are always really good no matter what,” Shaw said. “[Overall], it should be really high competition this weekend.”Meierotto hopes the diverse pool of opponents at the event will give Wisconsin an opportunity to test its game against a variety of different playing styles.“It should be pretty decent competition, just as last weekend, [with] a lot of different teams,” Meierotto said. “I think we’ll see a good mix of big hitters and really scrappy defenses which will be good.”With 13 players on the squad returning from the fall tournament run and the spring season quickly coming to an end, several Badgers noted a more cohesive bond starting to develop between the young team.“It’s been real nice; this is definitely the most fun that I’ve ever had on the team,” Meierotto said. “Everybody gets along really well both on the court and off the court, and I think that’s really important.”“The thing with our team is that everyone really gets along together awesome, and there’s really good team chemistry, and I feel that it’s just going to get better when we add a couple more freshman next fall,” Shaw added.In fact, with the recent release of their 2005 schedule, the team has already begun to establish some team goals for next season. Claiming a conference title and improving upon their Elite Eight appearance from a year ago sit atop the list.“Even though we’ll still be young, I know they want to take a shot at the Big Ten Conference title,” Waite said. “We’re going to have to win more of those conference road games and really protect our home court to do that.”
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Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netKai Sotto, the prized 7-foot-2 youngster of Ateneo, has already garnered considerable hype by virtue of his height alone.Standing a literal head above his contemporaries in the UAAP, Sotto is already pegged to be at the forefront of the Gilas program.ADVERTISEMENT NU opens UAAP Season 80 bid with rout of UE View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary At 14 years old, he has already started making impact for the national team as part of the Batang Gilas U-16 team and is expected to lead the next generation’s Gilas players.Jong Uichico, one of the coaches of the Gilas program, foresees that Sotto will still improve over time as long as the reed-thin teenager gets exposed to better competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSotto currently plays in the UAAP as part of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets where he towers over his competition.“He should really improve a lot in the next year or two and get a lot of exposure. And it’s hard to find a 14-year-old seven-footer walking around,” said Uichico Thursday at Inquirer’s omniplatform sports talk show SportsIQ. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “He should be exposed to better competition and not just the UAAP where he will face up against what six-footers he won’t have to jump.” E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Back in early November, it was announced that South Carolina freshman offensive tackle Na’Ty Rodgers had been dismissed from the program, and that he’d be transferring elsewhere to continue his football-playing career. It would appear, however, that he’s decided to take a parting shot on his way out.Rodgers, who has transferred to Iowa Western, claims that South Carolina’s training staff is “fake”, and that they misdiagnosed his knee injury. He claims that a doctor told him that he needs surgery, while the Gamecocks’ staff told him he was “fine” and that he could continue practicing.While it’s not completely surprising that a player who was dismissed from a program has beef with his former staff, this is a bit eye-opening. Hopefully South Carolina’s trainers just made an honest mistake.
Chris Holtmann claps in affirmation in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 2. Ohio State won 76-62. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorChris Holtmann had to start over. After inheriting what became the Big Ten Player of the Year in Keita Bates-Diop and forward Jae’Sean Tate from the Thad Matta regime in his first season as the Ohio State head coach, Holtmann had to mold his team into something else entirely in his second season. Ohio State was not going to be the same team during the 2018-19 season without Tate and Bates-Diop. Holtmann was tasked with rebuilding his roster from the ground up, relying on unproven talent, including a four-member 2018 recruiting class. But Holtmann had the same goal for his team in his second season as the first: getting a bid in the NCAA Tournament.“I thought we would have to play well. I did,” Holtmann said. “I thought it was if we played well, I thought it could be very, very close.” However, the rebuilding process would have to happen a lot quicker than anticipated. Ohio State would open the season in Cincinnati on Nov. 7, taking on the Bearcats in one of 14 Quadrant 1 games the Buckeyes would play this season, according to the NET rankings. Ohio State would leave Cincinnati with a 64-56 win in their first regular season matchup since 1921, as well as momentum heading into a season full of unknowns. That momentum did not remain consistent, and the unknowns were never fully answered, but when Holtmann thought about the season as a whole with his team in the NCAA Tournament as an 11 seed, it was the first game that came to mind. “It wasn’t like, ‘OK, you are going to play your way into figuring out who you are,’” Holtmann said. “We had to be pretty good on opening night or else you are missing out on an opportunity that could prove valuable, and it obviously proved very valuable.”Holtmann felt he had to create and define Ohio State’s identity prior to the first game of the season, one that was completely different than the five-seed NCAA Tournament team he had in his first season. And many aspects of that identity have remained integral as the season continued, heading into the Buckeyes’ first round matchup with Iowa State in the tournament. Sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson was key offensively against the Bearcats, leading Ohio State with 15 points, making 5-of-9 from the field. It was the first of six games in which Wesson shot over 50 percent from the field, becoming the Buckeyes’ leading scorer and rebounder, and the player many opposing defenses planned around. But Ohio State’s overall offensive approach did not prove to be based solely on Wesson from the start of the season. Instead, the Buckeyes’ approach was to be better from deep than it was a year ago. After hitting 3-of-11 from 3 in the first half, Ohio State connected on 5-of-9 in the second, leaving Cincinnati hitting 40 percent of its 3-point attempts. Despite his 2-of-7 start to the season, senior guard C.J. Jackson has continued that trajectory, hitting 38.2 percent of his shots from 3 on a team-high 152 attempts. Freshman guard Luther Muhammad, making his first collegiate start, also proved to be much more aggressive than he was throughout the regular season. He made 4-of-10 from the field, one of six games this season in which he had double-digit shot attempts, for 11 points, one of 12 double-digit scoring games. But it was not until the postgame that storylines began to be established for Ohio State. Holtmann called the win against the Bearcats a good test of resiliency for his team on the road, saying he was interested to see if that toughness would remain throughout the season. Ohio State ended the season winning five of 12 true road games, including only 2-of-7 road games against conference opponents. With the new faces on the roster, Holtmann was not ready to begin making sweeping statements on the quality of his team after one win, instead focusing on what was immediately next: tomorrow’s practice. A sweeping statement would prove to be useless to describe Ohio State. After winning 12 of their first 13 games of the season, the Buckeyes lost five of their next six games, ending the season with an 8-12 record in Big Ten play. But Holtmann did get an idea of what his players could be, from Muhammad’s fiery personality — earning a technical foul in his first game — to the leadership of Jackson and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods. Holtmann said Sunday he has seen many members of his roster, including players who stepped up in the win against Cincinnati, perform in their new roles, giving them a chance at enough success for postseason play. But an identity was never truly established. “We have never coached a team with this number of new faces, and you are trying to figure out with each passing day who we are and who we are becoming,” Holtmann said. “That’s been the challenge.” And as the season continued, other storylines developed: foul trouble, Kaleb Wesson’s suspension, the freshman highs and lows, including Muhammad’s late-season struggles, and injuries to Jackson and sophomore forward Kyle Young. But to Jackson, Ohio State, through its ups and downs, achieved its preseason goal, the same goal the team had with Bates-Diop and Tate. “We did what we had to do throughout the season to put ourselves in position to make the NCAA Tournament,” Jackson said. “So at the end of the day, especially with the young team, that’s all you can ask for.” Even without a true identity, without knowing who would be the main offensive leader or the leader in the locker room, Ohio State still found a way to beat Cincinnati, a team that will go into the tournament as a seven seed. “We have had our struggles. We have, there’s no doubting that, and we all take responsibility for that,” Holtmann said. “But we have also won some games, and we won some important games certainly beginning with our very first one.”
Kevin Gameiro believes that Atletic0 Madrid’s 1-0 win against Alaves was important in order to maintain their confidence ahead of their return leg against Arsenal in the Europa League semi-finalsThe Spanish side will play host to Arsenal in the return leg of their semi-final tie at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday, after securing a narrow 1-0 win over Alaves at the weekend.After Fernando Torres had his penalty kick saved by Alaves goalkeeper Axel Werner, Gameiro stepped up to score from the spot in the 78th minute of the match to extend Atletico’s lead over local rivals Real Madrid to four points in the battle for second-place in La Liga.“It was a difficult match against a tough team,” Gameiro told the club website.“We got the win and we’re still second in the league which is important.”Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The French forward added: “It’s important to maintain this confidence for our upcoming match on Thursday,”“We have to keep this up.”Gameiro is determined to ensure that Atletico claims the runners-up spot in La Liga.“We still have three matches left in the league and two are at home,” said the 30-year-old.“We know what we need to do for the rest of the season.”
The Jamaican star will stay with Bayer until the 2023 season after having a remarkable 2017-2018 Bundesliga seasonAfter scoring nine goals and claiming six assists in the 2017-2018 Bundesliga season, youngster Leon Bailey has extended his contract with Bayer Leverkusen.The 21-year-old Jamaican winger was reported by the official Bundesliga website as having signed a new contract up to 2023.“This contract extension is a show of appreciation for the support I’ve had and I’ve always said how happy I feel here in Leverkusen,” Bailey said.“We can achieve a lot with this young team. My goal is to repay the trust shown in me with good performances and consistent development.”The Jamaican started his professional career with Genk in Belgium.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.There, he appeared for 56 matches, scoring eight goals.He has been called up to Jamaica’s U23 squad on one occasion, but his performances should land him a place at the senior national team soon.It’s a great honor to receive “ the best new comer of the season 2017/2018”, thanks to my supporters, family, teammates, coaches and most importantly @bayer04fussball. Looking forward to the 2018/2019 season. ⚽️??? #LB9 #B04 #GodIsInControl pic.twitter.com/v2XhuTfqzj— Leon Bailey ✞ (@leonbailey) August 10, 2018
Manchester City are preparing an offer to bring Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Ruben Neves to the Etihad, according to Manchester Evening News.City manager Pep Guardiola is believed to be a fan of the highly rated midfielder and the club are considering a £60million offer for his services.Neves made an interesting start to life in England last season, picking up the player of the year award in the Sky Bet Championship while also guiding Wolves to the title, which meant they would be playing Premier League football this season.City are looking for midfield reinforcements after failing to sign Jorginho from Napoli this summer, as the player opted to join former manager Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.Reports in the English press says the player would cost any potential buyer around £60million and Pep believes the player could play in the defensive midfield role.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Neves was in inspired form in the opening weekend of the Premier League, scoring one while providing another as Wolves played out a 2-2 draw against Everton at the Molineux.The Portuguese international is under contract at Wolves until 2023 and has Jorge Mendes as his agent, who also represents City players Ederson and Bernardo Silva.Last month, he spoke of his admiration for Pep Guardiola and said he was most looking forward to visiting the Etihad this season, of all the stadiums in the Premier League.City are also keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund Julian Weigl should they fail to sign Neves in January but the German midfielder would cost the Citizens in the region of £68million.
Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici believes Inter Milan has the upper hand over Napoli in the pursuit of Agustin AlmendraAlmendra who will turn 19 next month has only recently broken into the Boca first team.“Almendra has a €30m release clause and has just signed a new contract, so we’re waiting for him to return from the Under-20 South American competition,” Angelici told Radio La Red via Football Italia.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“As part of their proposal, Inter said they are prepared to leave Almendra here for two years, so we could talk about that. However, we have no need to sell.”According to reports on Sunday, Inter’s offer was worth €15m and the chance to keep Almendra on loan at Boca until December 2019, but it seems to be an even longer gestation period.Inter who were relegated to the Europa League from the group stages of the Champions League will be aiming to win the competition when it resumes next month.