Marco Reus out of Euro 2016 BERLIN (AP): Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus was dropped from Germany’s European Championship squad yesterday and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger made the final cut despite injury. Reus, who had been struggling at the team’s training camp in Ascona, Switzerland, was omitted from the final list of 23 players, along with Hoffenheim defender Sebastian Rudy and Bayer Leverkusen players Julian Brandt and Karim Bellarabi. “The doctors could not give a clear prognosis,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said of Reus. “He has huge health problems and can only walk straight at the moment. More wasn’t possible in training so far. “It’s a bitter decision for us and for him, a disappointment for us all, because a Marco Reus in form, healthy and fit, would have been a huge addition,” Loew said. “But for technical reasons we have to take this decision as we know this tournament will be very strenuous.” Reus also missed Germany’s World Cup win in 2014 because of injury. No evidence of corruption in tennis match LONDON (AP): The Tennis Integrity Unit says no evidence of corruption was found after an investigation into a mixed doubles match at this year’s Australian Open that had reportedly attracted suspicious betting patterns. A statement emailed by TIU spokesman Mark Harrison yesterday said “no further action will be taken against any player involved in the match”, in which Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova beat David Marrero and Lara Arruabarrena. The statement added: “TIU investigations not only root out corrupt practices, but also support players who are the subject of unproven speculation.” The Wall Street Journal first reported the TIU’s findings. Wrestling champion gives up Olympic place MOSCOW (AP): A two-time wrestling world champion says he is giving up his place at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a brawl marred a Russian qualifying tournament. Viktor Lebedev was competing against Ismail Musukayev in a semi-final bout at the Russian nationals on Friday when Musukayev was angered by refereeing calls against him and shoved Lebedev. Musukayev’s supporters and coaches charged into the ring, prompting a scuffle that was broken up by riot police. Wrestlers from Musukayev’s home region of Dagestan then boycotted the tournament in protest at the standard of refereeing, causing a nationwide scandal. Lebedev told local news outlet News.Ykt that he is withdrawing from the Olympic team as “a matter of honour” because he feels the referees gave him favourable calls in front of his home crowd.
The founder of the Annie T. Doe Memorial Foundation (ATDMF), Mrs. Saya Doe Sio, along with her husband, Francis K. Sio and others, has shown the love of Jesus Christ to kids in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, by washing their feet with warm water as Christ did in the Bible. After washing each of the 150 children’s feet with soap and water, the Sios and others slipped on the pupils’ feet new pairs of white socks and shoes.Mrs. Sio stated that the washing of the kids’ feet symbolizes “humility.” According to Sio, who is chairman of the ATDMF, the shoes were donated to her foundation by Samaritan’s Feet, a US-based Christian organization, which brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ along with new pairs of socks and shoes.Speaking with the Daily Observer over the weekend, she stated that her foundation is Christian-based and as such was doing what the Lord Jesus Christ had taught His followers to do. In the 13th chapter of St. John, Jesus washed his disciples’ feet and told them to do so for each other. Mrs. Sio stated that the founder of Samaritan’s Feet gave her foundation 250 pairs of shoes for the kids in Liberia.The ATDMF founder further said that the foundation’s goal is to expand the distribution of the shoes until every boy and girl can have a new pair of shoes.She started with kids of the ATDM Academy, which is a semi-elementary school, which her foundation owns and operates in the port city of Buchanan.The ATDM Academy is a free-of-charge primary school for kids in Buchanan. The school now runs from nursery to grade 2. It supplies students with uniforms, text and note books, pencils and pens and book bags. The staff and teachers of the academy are paid from donations received by the Sios. Mrs. Sio told the Daily Observer that her foundation’s mission is to empower today’s generation for a better tomorrow by providing free primary Christian-based education to underserved and marginalized communities in Liberia.“Every Child deserves the right to a sound education. Our goal is to stop the epidemic of high illiteracy rates among children in marginalized communities by providing free primary Christian education to over 200 young Liberians from Pre K through 6th grade,” she explained.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Edge is donating his favorite instrument to an auction benefiting Music Rising, a charity the U2 guitarist co-founded to replace musical equipment lost or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. He’s logged thousands of hours of stage and studio time on the 1975 Gibson Les Paul. The 45-year-old musician has used the guitar throughout his years with U2. “I wanted to give something really significant that would really mean a lot for me to give. It deserved something that I would miss,” The Edge told The Associated Press by phone from France. The Icons of Music auction, administered by Julien’s Auctions, features 196 rock-related items, including a saxophone signed by President Bill Clinton, a guitar that belonged to Jimi Hendrix and an original Elvis Presley recording contract. An exhibit of auction highlights will travel from Los Angeles to Dublin, Ireland, and London before the sale ends April 21 with an event at Manhattan’s Hard Rock Cafe. Fans may bid online or in person. The Edge’s guitar was expected to fetch between $60,000 to $80,000, according to the auction Web site. Bandmates Adam Clayton donated a bass guitar, Larry Mullen gave a pair of tom-tom drums and Bono donated a pair of Emporio Armani sunglasses. “It’s some great poetry to ask the people like myself, who’ve earned a good living from rock ‘n’ roll, to donate items to an auction that would help protect and stave off the decline of the music culture in the Gulf Coast,” he said. New Orleans is the soul of American music, so the Irish rocker said he felt compelled to help after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He created Music Rising in 2005 with record producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson chairman Henry Juszkiewicz. “One of the good things about globalization is it has created a single international music community, and I feel very much part of it,” he said. “So this doesn’t seem like it’s someone else’s problem. It’s really our problem, too.” The Edge, whose real name is David Evans, first discovered the area’s rich musical culture as a young member of U2. He was intoxicated by the city’s jazz funerals, where scores of musicians parade down the street in colorful costumes covered with flowers and feathers. “Jazz came out of New Orleans, and that was the forerunner of everything,” he said. “You mix jazz with European rhythms, and that’s rock ‘n’ roll really.” – Associated Press
Here, Arsenal fan and Young Guns blogger Jamie Sanderson explains why defender Kostas Manolas is the right man for Arsenal…Whether you believe or disbelieve reports he’s had a medical or is in London for talks, Arsenal look like signing Olympiakos defender Manolas.Despite links to Matija Nastasic and Daniel Agger, he’s our Thomas Vermaelen, and a cheap one at that, with the fee set to be about £6million.But while he is young, largely unknown and cheap, he is the right man.Manolas is the ideal signing to be our third choice centre back. He’s tall, strong, physical and in the mould of a classic Premier League centre half.Add to that his good level of experience playing in the Champions League with Olympiakos and you’ve got a great package.He’s the sort of brawling defender we don’t have, with plenty of nous, but also the hunger to step up and improve. It’s ideal.Manolas is also old enough to be trusted in key games, but young enough to be rotated. He makes total sense and bagging him should be seen as a coup.He’s the sort of player who won’t win Arsenal the league – not yet anyway – but is reliable enough to stop us losing it when the injuries set in.Agree or disagree with Jamie’s view? Comment below… 1 Kostas Manolas tackles Edinson Cavani in the Champions League the defender would be a real coup for Arsenal, says Young Guns blogger Jamie Sanderson
0Shares0000Ahmed Musa is the first Nigerian to score at two World CupsVOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 – Deadly Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Tuesday’s Group D showdown.The Leicester City striker, currently on loan at CSKA Moscow, became the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups as the Super Eagles secured a crucial win over Iceland, who missed a penalty. He scored both goals in Nigeria’s group stage 3-2 defeat to Argentina in Porto Alegre, Brazil, four years ago and is relishing the chance to do it again.But this time he hopes it will knock out the South Americans.“I think scoring against Argentina isn’t that difficult for me,” he smiled after his man-of-the-match performance in Volgograd. “We know the importance of the game. It’s do or die.”The African side will secure a spot in the knockout stage alongside Croatia if they beat Argentina.A draw would be enough to eliminate the Argentines but would leave Nigeria’s fate resting on the outcome of Iceland’s game against Croatia which kicks off at the same time.Musa also scored twice for Leicester in a 4-2 pre-season friendly defeat against Messi-inspired Barcelona two years ago and said he always scores when up against the Argentine superstar.“I can remember four years ago when Messi played in Brazil I scored two goals,” he recalled.“And when I transferred to Leicester I played against Barcelona and he’s on the pitch and I scored another two goals.“So I think next game anything can happen — possibly I’m going to score another two goals,” he laughed.– Fighting spirit –Nigeria coach Gerhot Rohr was full of praise for his side, who are the youngest at this World Cup, especially the way they came out firing in the second half after Iceland put them under the pump in the first 45 minutes.“What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit. I thought before this World Cup we were here to learn,” said the German.“I think this team will be ready in 2022 and this World Cup is coming early, but we have a good chance to win against Argentina.”Musa, who came into the starting line-up in place of Alex Iwobi, announced himself in magnificent style with two of the goals of the tournament.Musa’s sweetly struck half-volley fired Nigeria into the lead just after half-time before he added a second with 15 minutes to go to make the game safe.Iceland got a lifeline in the 82nd minute with a VAR-awarded penalty but dead-ball specialist Gylfi Sigurdsson blazed over the bar.With Croatia heading the group on six points Nigeria knew a second defeat would mean elimination but now qualification is in their own hands.Iceland started brightest but Nigeria, with captain John Obi Mikel sitting deeper in midfield than the defeat against Croatia, slowly worked their way into the game as Victor Moses posed a constant threat on the right flank.Rohr brought on wing-back Tyronne Ebuehi for Bryan Idowu at the start of the second half and Nigeria came out full of running.The tireless Moses was released down the right and his cross was met by Musa who teed up the ball deftly with the outside of his right foot before unleashing an unstoppable half-volley into the roof of the net.Musa made the game safe with a breathless second, controlling a long ball without breaking stride, beating Kari Arnason then rounding Halldorsson before powering his shot past two covering defenders on the line.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Helping hand: There is concern over the form of Luis Suarez © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEMADRID, Spain, Feb 22 – Real Madrid and Barcelona face two Clasicos in four days next week but La Liga’s greatest rivals are not so much revving up for the double-header but crawling reluctantly towards it.This weekend, Barca travel to fourth-placed Sevilla on Saturday and Madrid to Levante on Sunday, when priorities, rest and rotation will all be high on the agenda again. Santiago Solari pointed to exhaustion following his team’s latest loss at home to Girona, four days after they came from behind to beat Ajax, eight after defeating Atletico Madrid and 11 after holding Barca to a draw at the Camp Nou.“The fatigue is not only physical, it is mental, it affects our concentration,” Solari said.“Obviously we have come from an important period, with a lot of hard games. We have to overcome it because it might be that our energy levels dipped in the second half.”Girona were outplayed in the first period but scored twice in the second, both goals coming in the final 25 minutes, to end what had begun to look like a serious Real resurgence in the title race.Instead, Barcelona now own a nine-pont cushion over Real, seven over Atletico, and even if that lead is dented this weekend, there remains room for error ahead of the league game at the Santiago Bernabeu.By then, the two clubs will already have squared off in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final, in the same stadium, where Madrid’s motivation might be greater given Barca have won the cup four times in a row.The dilemma for Solari is that preserving key players against Levante risks another slip which, combined with Barca winning at Sevilla, would surely spell the end of any fading title hopes.“We will continue fighting on all three fronts that we have open,” Solari said. “We have to keep trying to reduce the gap.”– ‘Missing chances’ –The most disappointing aspect of their defeat to Girona was that Barcelona have been stumbling themselves, a stodgy 1-0 win over Real Valladolid doing little to restore confidence after three consecutive draws.A stalemate away to Lyon in the Champions League on Tuesday should not prove too damaging to their chances of progress but Barca have now scored only twice in four matches. Luis Suarez has lost form and Lionel Messi appears yet to have regained full fitness.“I would worry if we did not create any chances,” coach Ernesto Valverde said in France. “Football is all about results. But I get more nervous if the opposition are missing chances.”Valverde has more wiggle room than Solari, both in the league, due to his team’s healthy advantage, and the cup, which comes a distant third this season in the club’s list of priorities.Messi could even sit out any, or all, of the next three games in a bid to be sharp for the business end of calendar.But momentum is on the line too. Defeat to Sevilla would swell the sense of a dip while succumbing to Real, in either match, let alone both, could knock morale just as much as it might boost their opponents´.Perhaps most buoyant are Atletico Madrid, fresh from their 2-0 triumph over Juventus at a bouncing Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday.Diego Costa was busy on his first start in almost three months but Alvaro Morata impressed off the bench.A front three with Antoine Griezmann could compromise the Frenchman’s attacking freedom, which leaves Diego Simeone with his own selection problem ahead of Saturday’s game at home to Villarreal.Sevilla have managed only one win in their last eight league games and could drop out of the top four if they are beaten by Barcelona.FixturesFridayEspanyol v Huesca (11pm)SaturdayGetafe v Rayo Vallecano (3pm), Sevilla v Barcelona (6:15pm), Alaves v Celta Vigo (8:30pm), Athletic Bilbao v Eibar (10:45pm)SundayLeganes v Valencia (2pm), Atletico Madrid v Villarreal (6:15pm), Real Valladolid v Real Betis (8:30pm), Levante v Real Madrid (10:45pm)MondayGirona v Real Sociedad (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
SAN FRANCISCO – University of California President Robert C. Dynes, under fire over millions of dollars in bonuses and other perks secretly paid to top executives, got the support of his board Thursday. “He is the appropriate leader to resolve these issues and guide the university through this difficult chapter in its history,” UC Board of Regents Chairman Gerald Parsky said. Smiles and applause greeted the statement, read as the board held its regular meeting in San Francisco. Still, the regents had some stern words for their president, saying they “hold him accountable for the university’s compensation problems and he has acknowledged his responsibility.” Concerns about how UC rewards top-ranked employees began last fall when the San Francisco Chronicle reported that executives were getting millions of dollars in bonuses, housing allowances and other perks at a time when the 10-campus system was sharply hiking student fees, saying they had no choice due to state funding cutbacks. A subsequent state audit found the extra compensation accounted for $334 million out of $9.3 billion total compensation in 2004-05. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsRegents, who met behind closed doors to discuss the compensation issues with Dynes on Wednesday, said they will not rely on promises of reform to fix the problem. Among other things, they are establishing a committee to provide direct oversight over compensation.
Seamus Gallen, Breege Lindsey,Ollie Reid and Deidre Browne cheer on the Donegal team in the search for the biggest Donegal fanDonegal Creameries, proud sponsors of the Donegal GAA, want to celebrate the countless Donegal GAA fans who support their county and local team through thick and thin.They want to reward the people who never miss an opportunity to cheer from the side-lines or those who dedicate their free time to working behind the scenes to make GAA in Donegal the best it can be.Have you followed Donegal from MacCumhail Park to Celtic Park, from Clones to Croke Park. Have you cried tears of sorrow at missed points and tears of joy when Sam came back to Donegal? Michael Murphy and Rory Kavanagh sign a ball for a stunned young fan!Can you name every club player in the county? Do you book your holidays around match fixtures and dread a family wedding that clashes with a big game?!If that sounds familiar then you might be the perfect candidate for ‘Donegal’s Biggest GAA Fan’ – a new search for the ultimate GAA fan from Donegal Creameries.The winner of ‘Donegal’s Biggest GAA Fan’ will receive an amazing VIP package including an overnight stay for two people in the team’s hotel at the Ulster Final.Not just that but also a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Jim McGuiness and some of the players ahead of the Ulster Final and a pair of tickets to all of Donegal’s remaining matches of the 2014 season up to and including the All Ireland Final if the team progresses. The winner will also receive a framed, signed jersey and two of the new team jerseys. To enter, simply email email@example.com and tell us why you or someone you know is ‘Donegal’s Biggest GAA Fan’. Entrants are asked to keep their entry to approx. 150 words and are encouraged to include a photo to support their application.The closing date for entries is Monday, the 14th of July so get the entries in now! A shortlist of semi finalists will be posted on Daisi’s Facebook page, people will be encouraged to ‘like’ their favourite and the top 5 will then judged by a panel of GAA experts.Speaking about the campaign, Lydia Rogers, Brand Manager, Aurivo Co-operative Society said: “As proud sponsor of Donegal GAA, Donegal Creameries want to reward the fans who support the team with the recognition that they deserve. We have witnessed first-hand the lengths people have gone to in order to show the pride and passion they have in their team, from standing in the rain on Sunday, cutting the pitch grass every week, to flying half way across the world for an important match – we know that there are some die-hard GAA fans out there so we are looking forward to seeing the entries come in.”For more information visit Donegal Creameries Daisi Facebook page for all details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.THE SEARCH IS ON FOR DONEGAL’S BIGGEST GAA FAN – AMAZING COMPETITION LAUNCHED! was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:biggest fancompetitiondonegalDonegal CreameriesGAA
St. Michael’s NotesAll County League Both teams were away to Dungloe in Division 1 in Division 1 of the All County League on Sunday last.The seniors were defeated on a scoreline of Dungloe 2-11 St. Michael’s 1-5.The St. Michaels Team and Scorers were: Ciaran Gallagher; Brendan Rodden, Steven Doak, Cristopher McElhinney; Liam Paul Ferry, Michael McGinley, Michael Gallagher (0-1); Martin McElhinney, Ciaran Gallagher; Michael Langan, Oisin Langan (0-1), Lee Carr (1-2); Odhran McFadden, Michael Cannon (0-1), Andrew Kelly. Sub: Kieran Kelly for McFadden.The Reserves were also defeated on a scoreline of Dungloe 3-5 St. Michael’s 1-9. The St. Michael’s Scorers were: Raymond McLaughlin 1-5, Stephen Coyle 0-3 and Keelan McGee 0-1.Both teams are at home to Ardara on Easter Monday with the throw ins at 1.30pm and 3pm.St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 5,8,9,14,17,18. The Match 5 winner was Kevin Ward Figart Dunfanaghy. This weeks Jackpot be €3050. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.The Club would like to thank Boyces Centra in Dunfanaghy for allowing club members to sell tickets in the store on Friday last.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook . Drive Home in Style from the Bingo in CreesloughThe winner of the €100 on the 5th game at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last was James Sayers Errooery Falcarragh; the €100 on the 9th game was won by Niamh Sweeney Creansmear.You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less. Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000. The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €3050. The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.St. Michael’s Lotto Rota The names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Saturday night the 26th March Dunfanaghy Nicola Ferry and Andrea Boyce, Creeslough Ollie Rodden; 2nd April Dunfanaghy Eamon McGinley and Cairns Witherow, Creeslough Michael McGinley.RegistrationMarch 31st is the final submission date to Croke Park for all senior registrations for players and club members. Tickets for Donegal games can only be secured for full members of club. Anyone who has not yet registered can get an application form in Creeslough Post Office and must contact either Suzi Roarty on 087 2849214 or Ann Marie Kelly on 087 9454107 this week.SOS for Photographs! Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to email@example.com Please spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!! All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardU14sTraining now takes place every FRIDAY evening at the Bridge @7pm . The bus is €3 and leaves Creeslough at 6.30pm .Note : Everyone must be registered with the Club before either training or playing in matches takes place . Registration Is €15 and forms can be got in Creeslough Post Office or by contacting Suzi or Ann Marie Kelly.RegistrationMarch 31st is the final submission date to Croke Park for all senior registrations for players and club members. Tickets for Donegal games can only be secured for full members of club. Anyone who has not yet registered can get an application form in Creeslough Post Office and must contact either Suzi Roarty on 087 2849214 or Ann Marie Kelly on 087 9454107 this week.U16s Matches for the U 16s does not take place until after the Junior Cert Exams in June. Players will be advised when training commences by the manager –Martin.Minors St Michael’s played Milford at home at the Bridge last Monday evening and came out convincing winners. Well done to all involved. Parish League The Parish League begins on Sunday April 3rd. More details later .We will need help with the teams, refereeing games, in the tea rooms and on the gate.Well DoneWell done to Ciara McGarvey and Marcella Dolan who were part of the Donegal Under 14 Girls team that defeated Fermanagh last weekend.GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S HOST ARDARA IN BANK HOLIDAY CLASH was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAASportSt Michaels
After running all over Wisconsin the entire game, the Gophers couldn’t get one last first down, setting up the punt block. The play stunned the Gopher fans, and whipped the legion of red-cloaked Badger fans into a frenzy. “It was a normal punt and I was going to kick it to the right side and stuff happens,” Kucek said. “I feel real bad about it, but hopefully we’ll bounce back. … I just didn’t catch it cleanly, and that’s about it.” The ball nearly trickled out of bounds for a safety, which would have kept the Gophers in front, but Strickland pounced on it just in time. “As soon as I blocked it, I thought, ‘We’ve got to get this, we’ve got to get this,”‘ Casillas said. Minnesota’s Jakari Wallace fumbled on the ensuing kickoff and DeAndre Levy recovered. The Badgers ran out the clock, touching off a wild celebration that culminated in the Badgers once again hoisting Paul Bunyan’s Axe. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week With the Golden Gophers leading 34-31, Justin Kucek lined up to punt at the Minnesota 5. Kucek dropped the snap, picked up the ball and tried to get the punt off, but Casillas raced through for the block. Strickland then recovered it for the winning score. It was a shocking turn of events for the Badgers (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten), who appeared to be headed for their second loss in a row after failing to complete a comeback bid in last week’s 51-48 loss at Northwestern. The Gophers (5-2, 2-2) led 34-24 with 3:27 to play after Gary Russell’s second touchdown of the day. But the Badgers came right back, driving 71 yards in 1:17 and pulling within 34-31 on John Stocco’s 21-yard TD pass to Brandon Williams. Ken DeBauche’s onside kick hit off of Minnesota’s Trumaine Banks and was booted by a Badger all the way down the field. Laurence Maroney, who rushed for a career-high 258 yards and joined Michigan State’s Sedrick Irvin and Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne as the only backs in Big Ten history to begin their careers with three straight 1,000-yard seasons, fell on the ball at the Minnesota 11. Jonathan Casillas blocked a punt and Ben Strickland recovered it in the end zone with 30 seconds left to complete a stunning rally and lift No. 23 Wisconsin to a 38-34 victory over No. 22 Minnesota on Saturday. “When you think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t seen it all,” Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez said. MINNEAPOLIS – The Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Gophers have seen just about everything in their 115-year rivalry. Well, maybe now they have.