Smith stars as Lions roar – Russell now leading wicket-taker

first_img However, KKR were lifted to 158 for four on the strength of a 134-run partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan, who were undefeated on 66 and 63, respectively. Lions have now climbed to the top of the IPL standings following their win over KKR. Despite his team’s defeat, West Indies opener Andre Russell celebrated a milestone by moving to the top of the table for the most wickets taken this season. Russell had Suresh Raina caught at fine leg for 14 to finish with one wicket for 21 runs and taking his tally of scalps to 14. Meanwhile, West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard wants his franchise Mumbai Indians to forget their excruciating loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday. Mumbai crashed to a massive 85-run defeat to Sunrisers at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam They were bowled out for 92 in 16.3 overs, the lowest total of the season, after Sunrisers posted 177 for three in their 20 overs. “To be honest, sometimes in these sort of games, you can find many faults, and at the end of the day, we come to play cricket, we come to give a 100 per cent,” said Pollard in the post-game news conference. “Today is one of the games where we don’t want to actually pinpoint anything. We just want to actually forget it.” Sunrisers’ innings were given momentum from a solid opening stand between David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, which yielded 85 runs. Dhawan was not out on 82, while early aggressor Warner was caught by pollard two runs short of his half century. “This is the back end of the tournament and we need confidence. We don’t need guys with their heads down now,” said Pollard, who scored 11, one of only three batsmen to post low double-digit figures. “We don’t need people to be playing the blame game at this point in time. We need all hands on deck in order to get through the back end of the tournament.” Ashish Nehra, three for 15, and Mustafizur Rahman, three for 16, were the main destroyers of Mumbai’s innings. “For me, personally, I think it’s one of those things we just have to forget,” said the West Indies cricketer. “We will sit down again and look at the performances, look at how the wicket behaved and see how we need to improve”. Sunrisers’ huge win has taken them to the top of the IPL table. KOLKATA, India (CMC): West Indies opener Dwayne Smith contributed with the bat again as Gujarat Lions outclassed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday. Smith raced to 27 from 18 balls to kick off a methodical run chase in which Lions coasted to 164 for five in 18 overs, after KKR posted 158 for four from 20 overs at Eden Gardens. The Barbadian batsman struck four fours and cleared the ropes once in a 42-run opening partnership with Brendon McCullum, who scored 29 from 24 balls. The partnership ended when Smith was beaten in flight by Shakib al Hasan and lost his stumps in the sixth over. Smith, who bowled two overs for Lions, also picked up a wicket for 14 runs. Dinesh Karthik’s top scored with a busy 51 from 29 balls to seal Lions’ seventh win, with five wickets in hand and 12 balls to spare. Earlier Knight Riders were reduced to 24 for four by the end of the power play as a result of impressive swing bowling by Praveen Kumar and Dhawal Kulkarni, who exploited overcast skies. STRONG PARTNERSHIP MORE MOMENTUMlast_img read more

Doctor: Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Ann McKee, director Boston University’s center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school’s campus Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez’s brain, projected on a screen, behind right, in Boston. McKee says Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The cross section of the brain projected behind left is labeled a normal 27 year old. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a researcher said Thursday.Dr. Ann McKee, director of Boston University’s CTE Center, stressed she could not “connect the dots” between the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the behavior of the 27-year-old who hanged himself in April while serving life in prison for murder.ADVERTISEMENT But McKee said CTE had significantly impacted key parts of Hernandez’s brain, including the hippocampus — which is associated with memory — and the frontal lobe, which is involved in impulse control, judgment and behavior.“We can say collectively, in our collective experience, that individuals with CTE — and CTE of this severity — have difficulty with impulse control, decision-making, inhibition of impulses or aggression, often emotional volatility and rage behaviors,” said McKee, who has studied hundreds of brains from football players, college athletes and even younger players, donated after their deaths.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHernandez hanged himself in prison days after he was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston and just hours before his former teammates visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory.Prosecutors contended he gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub — and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime. 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New 3-digit US suicide hotline number PLAY LIST 01:18New 3-digit US suicide hotline number00:50Trending Articles15:50Severe Tropical Storm Ursula weather update | 11:00 AM, Nov 2402:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Bolick’s moment He had been serving a life sentence without parole in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd when he killed himself.Hernandez, who said he was innocent, did not raise CTE in his defense at either trial.CTE, which can only be diagnosed in an autopsy, has been found in former members of the military, football players and boxers and others who suffered repeated head trauma.BU researchers confirmed in September that Hernandez was diagnosed with Stage 3, out of 4, of the disease. But McKee had not publicly discussed her findings until a conference at the university on Thursday.After Hernandez’s CTE diagnosis, his attorneys filed a lawsuit against the NFL and football helmet maker Riddell, accusing them of failing to warn Hernandez about the dangers of football. The lawsuit, which seeks damages for Hernandez’s young daughter, said he experienced a “chaotic and horrendous existence” because of his disease.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson While the outside of Hernandez’s brain appeared normal, the inside was riddled with CTE, said McKee, who showed images of Hernandez’s brain next to those of a typical 27-year-old.In Hernandez’s brain, there was evidence of previous small hemorrhages, which is associated with head impacts, she said. Other parts, like the hippocampus, had begun to shrink and large holes were found in his brain’s membrane, McKee said.Before Hernandez, the youngest brain they’ve examined that showed such severe CTE damage was 46 years old, McKee said.“These are very unusual findings to see in an individual of this age,” McKee said. “We’ve never seen this in our 468 brains, except in individuals some 20 years older,” she said.Hernandez inherited a genetic profile that may have made him more susceptible to the disease, McKee said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

New faces for Azkals

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugene Phelps draws swag from Gucci band, drops 50 anew for Phoenix The Philippine Azkals will have a new coach and a new player when they hold their training camp next month in Bahrain.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Irish coach Scott Cooper will be handling the Azkals in their first game in the post-Thomas Dooley era. With several injured mainstays and a newcomer securing necessary documents to finally suit up for the national team, Cooper could have a different squad from the one that played against Tajikistan in March to gain 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification.Azkals manager Dan Palami said midfielder Amin Nazari, an Iranian with Filipino roots, is expected to be available.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Nazari, a gifted midfielder who has played for Sweden’s Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 teams, is the younger brother of Ceres-Negros midfielder, Omid Nazari, who has already been capped by Iran.The Azkals are leaving Manila on Sept. 3 with a showdown against Bahrain slated three days later in Manama. In fine form for Cardiff in the English Premier League, Neil Etheridge has already signified his intention to join the camp. —CEDELF P. TUPAS MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Paul Lee says Hotshots should be ready for Gin Kings

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief But Lee, ever a cautious cager, says it won’t be easy considering the the caliber of the teams waiting for them as they push through with their elimination round campaign—especially the schedule just around the corner.“We’re always reminded that all of our wins would be for naught if we can’t pull through on the Sunday game,” Lee told reporters in Filipino shortly after a 109-83 decision over the Dyip in Araneta. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMagnolia faces Manila Clasico rival Barangay Ginebra this Sunday at the same venue. And a loss would put in peril the Hotshots’ bid for a comfortable place in the playoff round. Right now, Lee and the Hotshots sit on the Philippine Cup’s 7th spot with a 3-4 record. Their four last remaining games should propel them higher in the standings and could get them off the crosshairs of whoever secures the second spot, which will be enjoying a twice-to-beat incentive come quarterfinals. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Eduard Folayang focused on takedown defense for Shinya Aoki rematch Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “The breaks of the game didn’t just go our way,” he said.“We just have to learn from all that. This is the situation now and we just have to be primed for whoever is up ahead.”But first things first: the showdown with the crowd darlings, which Lee knows by heart, is going to be “a battle.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Magnolia snared their second straight victory at the expense of Columbian on Wednesday night, and guard Paul Lee hopes this heralds good tidings for the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES “We need to be ready, we need to prepare,” Lee said of their game against the Gin Kings, who improved to a 4-3 slate after a gritty stand against league-leading Phoenix Pulse.“I know that they want to exact revenge,” he added, pointing to Magnolia’s semifinal win that dethroned Ginebra in the previous Governors’ Cup. Lee also rued Magnolia’s shaky start into the conference, but said that the team’s focus sights now zero in on its remaining tasks.After the Gin Kings, the Hotshots will face the unpredictable NorthPort Batang Pier. Then, they proceed on taking on the current doormat Blackwater Elite, and the NLEX Road Warriors.“It’s a bummer,” he said of their 0-3 skid that opened the all-Filipino campaign. Magnolia narrowly lost to the Fuel Masters and the second-best team Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Security guard shot

first_img– robbed of guns, cash at ECD bankA security officer attached to the Roshan Khan (RK) Security Service was on Monday evening shot and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery occurred at about 19:30h in the vicinity of a popular Le Resouvenir, East Coast Demerara (ECD) bank.Dameon Pears, a 34-year-old security guard, was attempting to make a deposit at the bank when he was shot to his knee and relieved of the cash which belongs to a popular supermarket.According to information received, Pears and another guard arrived at the bank with the cash and upon their arrival; they saw a car parked a short distance away. It was while they were walking towards the bank that the gunmen pounced.The gunman’s accomplice also relieved the security guards of two .32 firearms. Crime Chief Wendel Blanhum told Guyana Times that Police are yet to make any arrest but noted that investigators are reviewing the CCTV footage from surrounding businesses.Last October, another security guard attacked to the security service was shot during a brazen daylight robbery in which gunmen carted off close to $4 million. Garvin Trotman, 29, of Enmore, East Coast Demerara, was shot twice to his right shoulder by three armed bandits, moments after he and his colleagues had uplifted cash from the Dr Balwant Singh Hospital and were en route to the bank. The bandits rode up on motorcycles alongside the RK Security vehicle and opened fire on the guards while demanding the cash. In that incident, the guards were relieved of the undisclosed sum but not of their weapons.last_img read more

Sex worker remanded on armed robbery charge

first_imgA 19-year-old sex worker was on Friday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a charge of robbery under arms.Godfrey Cox, of Princes Street, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on June 20, 2018, at King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, while being armed with a dangerous weapon – that is a knife – he robbed David Harvey of $65,000 in cash.The court heard that on the day in question, Harvey was heading to the Shell Gas Station on Regent Street, Georgetown to pay workers when the defendant attacked him, held him at knifepoint and relieved him of the cash that was in his pants pocket.The prosecution objected to bail based on the seriousness of the offence and the fact that the defendant has other pending matters of a similar nature in the courts.Magistrate Leron Daly refused bail to Cox, and the matter has been adjourned until July 20, 2018.last_img read more

Chinese footballers go to Brazil for extra polish

first_imgThe idea is that the 22,400-mile (36,000-kilometer) round trip will enable these youngsters to bring back something that all the money and desire in China’s burgeoning football scene cannot otherwise get — Brazilian footballing magic.When Thomas and another 22 players from the under-16 side arrived from Jinan, capital of Shandong province, in April, they knew little of Brazil.Along with football practice, they study Portuguese in the quiet town of 50,000 people. But Thomas, who picked his name in honor of Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller, is clear about what his principal lesson has been in Porto Feliz.“Technique,” he said, alongside his teammates, who all wore Shandong’s orange strip.– Money chasing talent –China may not have much footballing pedigree but, encouraged by President Xi Jinping and lavish spending, it is working to catch up quickly.Luneng, a subsidiary of the chief national electricity company, is one of the big investors in the expansion plan, which has made China the world’s fifth biggest transfer market in 2016. Of all the foreign imports to the Super League, the 21 Brazilian players comprise the biggest contingent.The national team, though, has yet to see much benefit. China lags in 60th place in FIFA rankings and did not qualify for next year’s World Cup.One of the young Chinese football players sent to Brazil for training carries balls after practice — China may not have much footballing pedigree but, encouraged by President Xi Jinping and lavish spending, it is working to catch up quickly © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDASo China’s strategists decided to try to unpick the secrets of Brazilian football so that the next generation can get the missing edge.“This exchange was created so that they can achieve a similar quality to that of the players here,” Desportivo Brasil technical coordinator Rodrigo Pignataro told AFP.“They are very disciplined, but they lack nous, cheekiness and flexibility and autonomy. That’s what the Brazilian boys have.”Desportivo Brasil is not an ordinary club, but more like a training academy, so the Chinese are in good hands.The club hosts another five Chinese players from the under-20 team as well as 130 Brazilian players ranging in age from 14 to the club’s own third regional division professional team, all seeking the excellence that will let them break through to the top level.– Patience –For the youngsters in Porto Feliz, where Brazilian and Chinese flags fly side by side, the future should be bright.“This is the group the Chinese government wants to serve as the core of a team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the World Cup in 2022. We have a heavy responsibility,” Pignataro said.Young Chinese football players training in Brazil hit the books before they hit the training field © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDAAfter swotting over history books and other academic classes in the mornings, the main focus is getting out onto the training field.Vitinho, a skillful forward, has done three seasons in Porto Feliz and is now part of the under-20 team. Given how integrated the 18-year-old is — even becoming a fan of Brazilian funk music — few remember that his real name is Liu Chaoyang.“I want to play in Europe, but I need to work a lot to improve,” he said in fluent Portuguese.The same might be said for the whole Chinese experiment, but Zhao Shuo, a 25-year-old assistant coach, says he’s ready to take the time.He’s spent two months following his Brazilian counterparts around and says the only area where he might have the advantage is in the iron discipline associated with Asian teams.“Football needs time because it’s a kind of education and education is not a short-term thing. Maybe we will need 10 or 20 years or more,” he said in English, pointing to Japan as an example.“We have to learn from our neighbors and be patient,” he said, never taking his eyes off the action on the field.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Young Chinese players sent by China’s Shandong Luneng football club attend a training session in Porto Feliz, Brazil © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDAPORTO FELIZ, Brazil, Dec 19 – Arriving in Brazil, Chinese footballer Long Yushuo took on the more easily pronounced name Thomas, but it’s the locals’ skills with the ball that he’s really hoping to adopt.Thomas, 16, is one of a squad of youth players from Chinese team Shandong Luneng dispatched to polish their game at Desportivo Brasil club in Porto Feliz, near Sao Paulo, which Shandong bought in 2014.last_img read more

Elderly at the highest risk for suicide

first_imgHer niece arrived at the house they shared in Baton Rouge, La., to find police already there. Golsan had killed herself with a gunshot to the head. “Every single day it makes me feel like I wish I could have done something,” Jane Golsan Ray said, recalling her aunt’s death eight years ago. “I wish I could turn back the clock and prevent it. It doesn’t get any better, it hurts every day.” The elderly are the highest risk population in the country for suicide. But few suicide-prevention programs target them – a result, advocates say, of scarce funding and lack of concern for older Americans. And mental heath experts say the number of elderly suicides is likely to climb as baby boomers enter their twilight years. The overall U.S. suicide rate is 11 per 100,000 people. But for those 65 and older, that figure rises to 14 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which based its findings on 2004 data, the most recent available. By Sarah Skidmore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Not long after 72-year-old Anne Beale Golsan had retired on disability from her job as a librarian, she put a stack of paid bills out for the mail, hung up a freshly pressed outfit and taped a note to the front of the house. “Don’t come in by yourself. Get somebody to come with you. Sorry, Love Beale.” Older adults are less likely to seek help and are more lethal in their suicide attempts. So experts say special care is needed to reach out. Dale Smith, 67, said he might not be alive if not for a suicide-prevention program in Spokane, Wash. Two years ago, he attended a meeting at his retirement complex where everyone filled out a screening form for depression, a key risk factor for suicide. Based on his answers, a caseworker and psychiatrist later visited Smith at his home, where they discussed what turned out to be a lifetime of depression. They developed a plan of medication and therapy that Smith says probably saved his life. “I’m not unique. I think there’s a lot of individuals out there who do suffer from depression and they have no clue,” he said. “They just know they’re not happy. They are tired, they want to pull the covers over their heads and not look at the world, and they don’t know what it is.” But many older Americans have fewer options for treatment than younger people. “It’s a not-so-subtle social-political assignment of resources,” said Donna Cohen, a professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health at the University of South Florida. Ten states passed laws last year intended to curb suicide among children and young adults. But only two – New Jersey and New Mexico – passed laws addressing suicide among the elderly, according to Suicide Prevention Action Network USA, a national advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Depression is underdetected at all ages, mental health groups say. But much more funding is available for treating younger people, including $82 million in federal money approved in 2004. The situation prompted Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, who lost his father to suicide, to propose funding more suicide-prevention programs for the elderly and changing a Medicare coverage rule that forces seniors to pay more for outpatient mental health services than other medical care. Some advocates and mental health workers say they also have to battle a prevailing notion that depression is a normal part of aging. “It is not natural and should be treated at all times,” said Dr. Paula Clayton, a psychiatrist and medical director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Janice Hodge of Sandy, Ore. said she didn’t realize until after her 91-year old father, Anthony Liberto, died that he had been depressed. He was struggling to care for his 85-year-old wife, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease. He did not work and he could no longer play golf, his favorite pastime. Friends and family still visited, but they say he spent much of his time lying on the couch and growing frustrated with suggestions that he place his wife of 62 years in a nursing home. Eventually, he shot his wife and killed himself, leaving a note that read: “Sorry we had to leave this way, forgive me. Love, your Dad.” Experts say there need to be services tailored to the elderly because they handle depression differently than younger patients. In Spokane, the program that helped Smith, called Elder Services, trains people who come in contact with the elderly – from bank tellers to postal carriers – to notice signs of trouble, such as mail piling up or bills going unpaid. Those people can then notify social workers. In San Francisco, Patrick Arbore founded the Friendship Line in San Francisco in 1973 after seeing the lack of understanding some suicide hot line workers displayed for older people. The line, which lets people call just to talk or get support, now handles more than 3,000 calls a month. About one-quarter of the callers have suicidal thoughts, a staffer said. But most just want a compassionate listener. “It’s about reminding people that they are still a part of their community,” Arbore said. “Those connections bind us to life.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Exclusive – Chelsea star would be perfect for Arsenal, claims former Gunner

first_imgFormer Arsenal striker John Hartson believes Petr Cech would be perfect for the Gunners – but doubts whether Chelsea would let the goalkeeper join one of their rivals.The Czech star has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer, after losing his first-team place to Thibaut Courtois.Arsene Wenger is in the market for a No.1 and is believed to have targeted the Blues shot-stopper.But Hartson, while backing the Frenchman to splash the cash, believes the former Rennes man may be out of reach.“Arsenal have to invest,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Arsene Wenger needs to get the cheque book out again.“Arsenal’s squad is not as strong as Manchester City or Chelsea. They need to go and get the best players out there.“Petr Cech is only 32, so he’s still got seven, eight or even ten years left. Goalkeepers can go on forever. He’s got great quality.“We saw the other night at Leicester, he can still make great saves. Arsenal need a goalkeeper but whether Jose Mourinho will sell Cech to one of his biggest rivals next season? I don’t know.”last_img read more

Football To Participate In Annual Wheelchair Basketball Game

first_imgDES MOINE, Iowa – Members of the Drake University football team and the Grand View University football team will be participating in the eighth annual Candoe’s Wheelchair Basketball Game on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Southview Middle School in Ankeny, Iowa.The winner will play a championship game against the winners of the Des Moines Police Department and Des Moines Fire Department at 7 p.m.The Bulldogs have participated in the event, which raises funds and awareness for Candeo’s mission, for the past seven years are a 6-1 in the event.Candeo is a community-based non-profit organization in Central Iowa that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury and/or chronic mental illness. The Bulldogs have participated in the event, which raises funds and awareness for Candeo’s mission, for the past six seasons.Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.candeoiowa.org. Proceeds will be used by Candeo to support individuals with disabilities in accomplishing their goals and achieving independence.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more