Men’s hockey: Badgers comeback Saturday night provides momentum into big weekend

first_imgIt would have been supremely easy for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team to fold Saturday night at the Kohl Center.Facing a daunting 3-0 hole heading into the third period against Northern Michigan, the Badgers stormed back with a barrage of three goals in less than three minutes, overcoming their largest deficit in a game since the 2013 season. The 3-3 tie would hold into the overtime period as both teams battled to a draw for the second time in the weekend series.For the Badgers (0-0-2), the opening series was a promising start coming off a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, head coach Mike Eaves said Monday. He added he was optimistic about his team’s start, but saw areas that should be addressed.“We can be better, I know that’s something Friday night to Saturday night we were much improved, but our play in the offensive zone can improve,” Eaves said. “[The offense] got better. We are actually going to focus on it a little bit and see if we can shore that up and be more productive and more effective in that area of our game.”UW took an unorthodox approach to the tilts against the Wildcats, alternating between two different goaltenders — senior Adam Miller and freshman Matt Jurusik. Eaves saw both good and bad from the pair.“It looked like in the first period that Adam didn’t want to get out and stop any pucks, and for Matt, he seemed to be playing deep in the net in that first period,” Eaves said. “As the game went on, they both made excellent saves and Matt showed a really good ability to handle the puck and make good decisions with the puck once he went back and stopped it, so they both got comfortable the more they played.”The Badgers will take their hodgepodge approach to New England this weekend as they square off against No. 4 Boston College and No. 6 Boston University at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, respectively. Eaves said he’s excited about the prospect of his players gaining experience away from home.“We can learn lots,” Eaves said. “I think you’re trying to grow together as a team, and we took a step in that direction this weekend. Now we go on the road in somebody else’s backyard and how we play, being up against it, all those type of things.”last_img read more

Dallas’ Rajon Rondo downplays interest playing with Lakers’ Kobe Bryant

first_img“I don’t think there’s not one coach I played with that I didn’t get into it,” Rondo said. “So I think our relationships are fine. I still talk to Doc (Rivers). I still talk to Brad (Stevens). I talk to (Doug) Bibby and Tubby Smith. I like to test where the coach is at and I think they like to test me.”Injury updateThe outlook Lakers coach Byron Scott shared on Nick Young’s recovery on his swollen left knee no longer seems as positive.“It might take another week, or two or three,” said Scott, who also did not rule out Young would miss all of the Lakers’ 20 remaining games. “We’re not in a hurry. He still has some pain in there.”Young sat out in Sunday’s game against Dallas, marking the seventh consecutive game he missed because of his current injury. But Young maintained, “I’ll be all right.” Young also chuckled about flying to Germany to treat his left knee, something Bryant has done in past seasons. “Then I’ll be able to fly!” Young said, laughing.Scott found added importance that Young returns this season, even if he plays only a handful of games.Young has averaged 13.4 points on a career-low 36.6 shooting percent clip this season, a mark that dipped in January (32.2 percent) and February (32.4 percent). “It would help his confidence,” Scott said. “He might not admit it but he’s not the ‘Swaggy P’ that we all know and love.”Scott predicted correctly. “I’m going to feel good, regardless,” Young said. “It’s basketball. I have some good seasons and bad seasons. It’s a merry-go-round.” Rondo sounded flattered Bryant would consider himself one of those pieces.“When he speaks, it speaks volumes,” Rondo said of Bryant. “It’s an honor and compliment he’d want to play with a guy like me. But right now I’m focused on winning a championship with the Dallas Mavericks.”But would Rondo want to play with Bryant?“It’s impossible to play with Kobe right now,” Rondo said. “I’m focused on playing with Dirk (Nowitzki), Monte (Ellis), Tyson (Chandler), J.J. Barea and playing for [coach] Rick Carlisle. That’s my team right now.” Funny Rondo brought up Carlisle. The two recently had a heated exchange on the sideline that led to Rondo’s benching and subsequent one-game suspsension, something Rondo called a “media blowup.” The two competitors and close friends apparently scheduled to have breakfast again. But then Lakers guard Kobe Bryant stood up Mavericks guard Rajon Rondo.“A–hole,” Rondo joked, referring to the nickname they have for each other.Bryant and Rondo dined together in Boston last December when Rondo played for the Celtics. Even if Boston since traded him to Dallas, the implications are the same. Rondo will represent one of the stars the Lakers will pursue once he becomes a free agent in July.“I stay in touch with him. I stay in touch with some other guys, too,” Bryant told the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, though he said the two did not interact before, during or after the Lakers’ 100-93 loss to Dallas on Sunday at Staples Center. “I’ll look around and talk with management. We’ll look at what we can do and should do. Hopefully we’ll then have a more competitive team.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Cricket Cranes off to Qatar, Dubai

first_img Tags: sport top The team will play three T20s and two ODIs in a week. The first game will start this Thursday 8th February and the last on 13th.Sanjay Cricket Farm will host the team where they will play four limited overs games and two T20s. These will be against selected teams by the hosts, the first game is on February 16th and last on Thursday the 22nd.The team is going to be captained by Roger Mukasa and assisted by Brian Masaba.Steven Wabwose and Emmanuel Isaneez will also beef up the team for the Indian tour.The Players to travel.Roger Mukasa, Hamu Kayondo, Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Simon Ssesaazi, Lloyd Patternot, Deus Muhumuza, Brian Masaba, Frank Nsubuga, Kenneth Waiswa, Irfan Afridi, Riazat Shah, Fred Achelam, Henry Ssenyondo, Charles Waiswa, Trevor Bukenya, Bilal Hassan.Some of the members of the Cricket Cranes at the flagging off today The Cricket Cranes team that has been flagged off at National Council of sports in LugogoUganda senior men’s Cricket team, the Cricket Cranes has intensified their preparations for the upcoming ICC WCL Division 4 in Malaysia later this year.In a bid to better the Cricket Cranes chances at the tournament which takes place in April, the Uganda Cricket Association has organised tour matches which will see the National team play in the fast-emerging Qatar nation and the number one ranked India.While flagging off the team, National Council of Sports Assistant General Secretary, David Katende Ssemakula thanked Uganda Cricket Association for making the trip possible, he also added:“We set you to go out there and please make sure that our flag flys as high as possible. Said Ssemakula.“Don’t take this trip lightly and all i ask is you all play your hearts out.center_img Comments last_img read more

Study Most People Dont Mind if Singles Visit Robot Brothels for Sex

first_img Sex robots have heightened steamy fantasies, but non-human intercourse has led to a greater moral debate. Is it okay to visit an AI-powered brothel to satisfy intercourse needs? A study found that most people say yes, but only if you’re living the single life.The University of Helsinki study, which was published in PsyArXiv Preprints on Nov. 12,  found that sex with a robot is considered sex, and that paying for the services of a sex robot is not as bad as paying for the services of a human sex worker, especially if the person is single and not married. However, most respondents weren’t sure if whether using a sex robot in a committed, monogamous relationship should count as cheating.Sex robot (Photo Credit: Eve’s Robot Dreams/YouTube)To test people’s thoughts on robot brothels, researchers conducted two surveys with 172 and 260 people, who each responded to questions on their general morals, sexual behavior, and exposure to science fiction culture. Participants were given a fictional narrative involving a 30-year-old man traveling to Europe for a business trip and then going to a robot brothel for services. After they read the story, each participant was asked to disclose how they felt about the main character’s actions.Results found that respondents were more okay with the main character buying sex from a robot compared to a human worker. Additionally, respondents said they condemned single people less for having sex with a human robot or human sex worker, compared to married people. The study then said that standard research methods on sexuality and robotics can be applied to sex robots research in the future.The study comes on the heels of other sex robot milestones, such as the proposal of Eve’s Robot Dreams, a consent-focused AI brothel that aims to open its doors in West Hollywood, Calif., in upcoming years.Example interior of Eve’s Robot Dreams (Photo Credit: Eve’s Robot Dreams/Instagram)According to Eve’s Robot Dreams’ Indiegogo page, Unicole Unicron, a robot ethicist, created the idea for the robot brothel, which would serve as a “healing space” for customers and robots to get to know each other. Prior to requesting for services, customers can build a relationship with their bots via the Realbotix app. The aim is to treat robots ethically and also help individuals who might want to explore sexual fantasies in a non-judgmental environment.“Sit down with one of our robots and meet one of the new citizens of Earth. Bring friends along and have a good chat,” the Indiegogo campaign said. “Or, use this as an opportunity to have some one-on-one time with your new robot girlfriend.”The campaign has only generated 1 percent of its robust $155,000 goal, but it will be interesting to see how robot brothels might play a role in the future of human sex.More on Call for Sex Robot Regulations Amidst U.S. Brothel LaunchesHouston Mayor Fights Plans for Sex Doll BrothelItaly’s First Sex Doll Brothel Shut Down Days After Opening Stay on target Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 last_img read more