Owls vs. Cards still on for now

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT — With the possibility of rain looming, the Lamar baseball team is still slated to host in-state rival Rice at 6 tonight in the final contest of the 14-game home stand that opened the 2016 campaign at Vincent-Beck Stadium.Both teams will confer this morning and see if there is still a possibility of play. Continue to check LamarCardinals.com or @Lamar_Baseball on Twitter for updated information on the game.The Owls (6-6) and Cardinals (9-4) have a long-standing tradition against each other, a tradition that spans 124 games and lasts for as long as there has been LU baseball. Along with that, both head coaches are longtime managers of their respective ball clubs.Jim Gilligan, who is retiring at the conclusion of the season, is in his 39th season as the skipper for LU and has amassed more than 1,300 wins and Wayne Graham has been with the Owls as head coach since 1992 and has well over 1,000 wins. Between the two, the field will host more than 2,400 Division I wins.The all-time advantage swings Rice’s way at 78-46, including last season’s matchup that had the Owls victorious, 4-3 at The Beck. Normally, the two teams meet for a home-and-home each season, but coincidentally the first game of last year’s series was rained out.Rice, which started out the season in the Top 25, took two of three from Central Florida at Reckling Park over the weekend, including a 13-10 victory in the finale on Sunday. It started its season out with two losses in a three-game tilt with Arizona.The Owls come in with a team batting average of .237 and averages 4.2 runs a game. Shortstop Ford Proctor tops the team in hitting at .359, and is followed by Dayne Wunderlich (.333), Charlie Warren (.317) and Grayson Lewis (.306). Wunderlich, left fielder, is the team’s leader in runs and RBI with nine and 10, respectively. He also has the team’s highest slugging percentage, .455.Lamar enters the game with four .300-plus hitters as well, led by catcher Bryndan Arredondo at .465. He ranks third in the Southland Conference and 37th in the country. Reid Russell is hitting .327 on the year followed by Cutter McDowell (.314) and Jake Nash (.302).Nash comes in after a huge week that had him with eight RBI and four runs scored.Neither team has announced a starter for the contest. Next Uplast_img read more

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Board to hear LRS report

first_img Board to hear LRS report Senior EditorA report on for-profit lawyer referral services, revisiting fees for hiring a lien resolution law firm in a personal injury case, and examining the ethical implications of “cloud computing” will occupy the Board of Governors at its July 27 meeting in Miami Beach.The board also is expected to revisit proposed amendments to the code of evidence that it deferred at its May meeting, look at use of “metatags” and hidden words on attorney websites, as well as an examination about nonrefundable attorneys’ fee rules.The Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services has been meeting for more than a year, examining the operations of private referral companies. It will be making several recommendations to the board, if the final report is completed in time for the July meeting.One recommendation is that lawyers not be allowed to join private referral services if those services also refer callers to another profession or service, holding such referrals have the potential for conflicts of interest.Another committee proposal would have lawyers report to the Bar on their participation in private referral services. Current rules require referral services to report their attorney members to the Bar. The Bar cannot directly regulate referral services, but it can prohibit Bar members from belonging to services that do not follow Bar rules.The board had previously examined the lien resolution issue, and proposed a change to Rule 4-1.5, in which the lawyer in personal injury or wrongful death cases must say in the contingency fee contract whether subrogation and lien resolution services were included in the contract, and that the lawyer could not charge an extra fee for that service if it would exceed contingency fee limits in the rules.In extraordinary cases, a lawyer could hire a second firm to handle subrogation and lien resolutions in a PI case as long as the client gave informed consent, the agreement complied with fee rules, and the original attorney and the lien attorney did not share the fees for resolving the subrogations and liens.However, the Supreme Court earlier this year rejected that amendment and specified that in such cases the attorney working under the contingency fee should “also represent the client in resolving medical liens and subrogation claims related to the underlying case.” The ruling prompted the attorney who made the original ethics inquiry to ask the board to revisit the issue.The board will also receive a request from the Professional Ethics Committee for the board to direct PEC to prepare an ethics opinion on cloud computing.Cloud computing allows users to store information on remote servers maintained by a third party. While this gives access to the information from almost anywhere, it also raises questions about security and how well confidential client information is protected.The Standing Committee on Advertising is asking the board to direct it to prepare an advisory opinion on using metatags and hidden words in attorney websites.Basically, both are text that can’t be seen by viewers of the website, but which helps the website attract the notice of search engines and hence place higher on the list of results. The committee believes that such techniques can be “misleading and manipulative,” which violates Bar Rule 4-8.4(c), and that it should prepare an opinion to guide attorneys. For example, one company used hidden words to put another company’s name and product title on its website to cause that first company’s site to be listed when someone was searching for the second company. A judge held that practice violated the second company’s trademark.The nonrefundable fee issue arose after an inquiry to the Bar about whether it was proper to refer in Bar rules to nonrefundable advance fees, because the reference could imply such a fee was not reviewable under excessive fee provisions of the rules.Immediate past Rules Committee Chair Steve Echsner said the committee was looking at revising language in Bar Rule 4-1.5 to be consistent with Ethics Opinion 93-2. The opinion held that nonrefundable fees are ethical but also are subject to rules on clearly excessive fees.The committee was looking at language to allow a lawyer and client to agree on an “advance” fee that would be considered the lawyer’s property and also would be subject to excessive fee rules, Echsner told the board.The committee’s inquiry had raised concerns of several Bar members, including criminal defense lawyers, who frequently use nonrefundable retainers for a case that may be of uncertain duration, including appeals. Echsner said the committee was trying to accommodate those concerns in its deliberations.The Rules Committee is set to discuss the issue when it meets the day before the board meeting.At its May meeting, the board deferred recommendation on changes to the state’s evidence code presented by the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee. The committee was reacting to laws passed by the Legislature, which oversees the evidence code.But board members questioned whether one of the three proposed changes went too far and intruded on the Supreme Court’s procedural rule-making authority. That change, responding to a 2011 law, requires that out-of-state expert witnesses in medical and dental malpractice cases obtain a certificate from the Florida Department of Health.Board members said they needed more time to consider the issue.On another matter, the Disciplinary Procedure Committee is following up on a request from the Supreme Court to find a simple procedure to allow clients access to their money held in lawyers’ trust accounts when that account is frozen because the lawyer is the subject of an emergency suspension.Clients frequently need access to those funds, for example, to close on a house or complete some other transaction. The committee is expected to report on its deliberations. July 15, 2012 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Board to hear LRS reportlast_img read more

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Amir Coffey returns to Gophers

first_imgCoffey was the Gophers leading scorer last season, averaging 16.6 points per game. He also led the team with 115 assists. In the second round of 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Coffey scored 18 points in the Gophers 86-76 win over Louisville. In Minnesota’s third round loss to Michigan State, Coffey scored a team-high 27 points. Coffey will rejoin incoming sophomores Gabe Kalscheur and Daniel Oturu in the starting lineup. The team lost starters Dupree McBrayer and Jordan Murphy to graduation as well as Matz Stockman and Brock Stull. Amir Coffey returns to GophersCoffey averaged a team high 16.6 points per game in his junior season Paul HodowanicMay 29, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers men’s basketball team received good news on Wednesday as they learned junior guard Amir Coffey will return for his senior season after previously declaring for the NBA draft in April, per a team press release. MAKE CHANGE IF NECCESSARYPOTENTIAL QUOTECoffey had until Wednesday May 29 at 10:59 p.m. to decide whether to remove his name from the NBA draft and return to the Gophers, or forego his final season and move on to the NBA. last_img read more

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Scott Dixon wins IndyCar Firestone 600 at Texas

first_img1. (7) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248, Running.2. (8) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248, Running.3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248, Running.4. (5) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248, Running.5. (11) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 248, Running.6. (4) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 247, Running.7. (9) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevrolet, 247, Running.8. (19) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 247, Running.9. (12) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 247, Running.10. (20) Gabby Chaves, Dallara-Honda, 246, Running.11. (2) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet, 246, Running.12. (10) Sage Karam, Dallara-Chevrolet, 245, Running.13. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 244, Running.14. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevrolet, 244, Running.15. (6) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 243, Running.16. (13) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 243, Running.17. (22) Pippa Mann, Dallara-Honda, 242, Running.18. (21) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 241, Running.19. (23) Stefano Coletti, Dallara-Chevrolet, 239, Running.20. (16) Tristan Vautier, Dallara-Honda, 156, Mechanical.21. (14) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet, 149, Mechanical.22. (15) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevrolet, 147, Mechanical.23. (17) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 62, Mechanical.———Race StatisticsWinners average speed: 191.940.Time of Race: 1:52:47.8511.Margin of Victory: 7.8000 seconds.Cautions: 1 for 13 laps.Lead Changes: 14 among 9 drivers.Lap Leaders: Power 1-7, Pagenaud 8-66, Kanaan 67-86, Montoya 87-102, Kanaan 103-138, Dixon 139-140, Castroneves 141, Jakes 142-143, Dixon 144-184, Kanaan 185, Castroneves 186-191, Andretti 192-193, Dixon 194-228, Kimball 229, Dixon 230-248.Points: Montoya 348, Power 313, Dixon 305, Castroneves 286, Rahal 261, Andretti 255, Bourdais 244, Newgarden 215, Kanaan 215, Kimball 214. Tony Kanaan (foreground) congratulates Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and race winner Scott Dixon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway) Tony Kanaan (foreground) congratulates Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and race winner Scott Dixon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)FORT WORTH — Scott Dixon outdueled Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Tony Kanaan on Saturday night to win the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. He led 97 laps for his second win here. He also won in 2008. Dixon beat Kanaan by 7.8 seconds, followed by Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya.CLEAN: With anticipation of possible problems under the first use of aerodynamic aero kits at the 1.5-mile track, there was no return to pack racing and no accidents for the entire 248 laps.FRONT MAN: Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud entered the race with just 40 laps led – 35 in the Indianapolis 500 – in eight races this season, but led 59 of the first 67 on Saturday.MORE: Will Texas provide difficult conditions, closer racing?HONDA: Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti made a bid for a first win of the season by stretching fuel and held on to finish fifth as the top Honda.EMERGING: Andretti Autosport’s second-year driver Carlo Munoz, who won his first career race in a rain-shortened street/road course race at Detroit’s Belle Isle last week, continued to race well, finishing sixth. The 23-year-old started fourth.Scott Dixon leads Tony Kanaan out of Turn 4 late in the Firestone 600. (AP)Scott Dixon leads Tony Kanaan out of Turn 4 late in the Firestone 600. (AP)CARPENTER’S TOOLS: Defending race-winner Ed Carpenter was distraught after retiring on Lap 147 because of an apparent Chevrolet engine problem. Carpenter crashed in Indianapolis 500 practice and during the race for a bad commencement to handling the ovals portion of the season in the CFH Racing in the No. 20 Chevrolet. Carpenter cited an engine problem.“We have to go home and figure this out,” he said. “We’ve not had cars this bad for a long time. I am part of the problem because I’m not helping figure this out.”AERO KITS: IndyCar makes adjustments to oval kits after crashes at IndyCarpenter’s teammate, Josef Newgarden also left the race with what he deemed a “drive” issue. A winner at Birmingham earlier this season, Newgarden also crashed a car in practice before the Indianapolis 500 after a tire failure sent him into the wall.WITHOUT A HINCH: Ryan Briscoe, in his second race replacing the injured James Hinchcliffe in Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ No. 5 Honda, finished eighth. Briscoe, who will drive for Corvette Racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finished 12th in replacing Hinchcliffe in the Indianapolis 500.IT’S A START: James Hinchcliffe, who was severely injured during a pre-Indianapolis 500 crash and will probably miss the rest of the season, delivered a video salutation and the command to start engines. Hinchcliffe, who suffered severe blood loss when a suspension piece pierced his leg through the tub of his Honda told the surprised crowd of drivers and fans that he has “good” and “bad” days but yearned to return. He then donned a cowboy hat and ordered his peers to fire their engines.SATURDAY’S RESULTSLap length: 1.5 miles(Starting position in parentheses)last_img read more

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Another back in the line-up of Italian footballers? Coach Mancini…

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