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Reports of Active Shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola

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first_imgEscambia County Sheriffs Office as of 7:15 a.m. there is an active shooter at NAS Pensacola. There are reports of injuries. We are working to gather more information and will bring it to you as soon as it is available.Baptist Hospital confirms that five currently patients are in their care.A resident who lives in the neighborhood says she learned about the incident after receiving an all-call. She says the all-call advised everyone to get somewhere safe and that the base is under lockdown.last_img read more

Women’s basketball: Badgers seek statement postseason win after year of turbulence

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first_imgOn Wednesday, the No. 11-seeded University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (8-21, 3-13 Big Ten) will face No. 14 Rutgers (6-23, 3-13 Big Ten) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The winner of the matchup will advance to play No. 6 Michigan State the following day.Despite a 71-60 loss on the road to Iowa in their last game of the regular season, the Badgers ended things on an overall high note. Wisconsin won three of its last six outings with each of its wins coming on the Badgers’ home court. One of those late-season wins came against the Scarlet Knights.Wisconsin ended up splitting the season series with Rutgers, with each team triumphing when they were at home. In both of their meetings, the winner went on to defeat their opponent by double digits.Women’s basketball: Badgers take last home game en route of consecutive winsThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (8-20, 3-12 Big Ten) capped off their home campaign Wednesday evening by beating Read…The end of the season was not as kind to Rutgers as it was to Wisconsin. The Scarlet Knights dropped their last 10 regular season games; two ugly blowouts against Northwestern and Ohio State to close things out marked their breakdown.With Rutgers holding the conference’s third-best defense in points allowed per game and the worst scoring offense, Wednesday’s matchup will presumably be low-scoring, especially considering Wisconsin is the second-lowest scoring offense.While the Badgers have been far from great from the 3-point range this season, no team has been as ineffective as the Scarlet Knights from deep. They have been the Big Ten’s least efficient at shooting the long ball and have posted a 3-point field goal percentage of 28.6 percent.Women’s basketball: Badgers have chance at victory in final home game of season against IllinoisThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (7-20, 2-12 Big Ten) will face off against Illinois (8-19, 3-11 Big Ten) Read…It will be up to head coach Jonathan Tsipis’ squad to take advantage of their opponents on the glass, seeing as Rutgers only pulls down just more than 20 defensive rebounds per game. The Badgers’ top rebounder, senior forward Avyanna Young, is now 12th in the Big Ten in rebounds per game and has continued to carry the load for her team on the boards.If Wisconsin can get the kind of offensive contributions it’s gotten out of its scorers recently, the Badgers should be on their way to the next round. Per usual, cutting turnovers will be vital because Rutgers averages the second-most steals per game in the conference. Forcing the Scarlet Knights into taking jumpers will further enhance the Badgers’ chances in light of their opponent’s dreadful shooting.Tip-off is slated for 3 p.m. CT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.last_img read more

Boxing: Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket pre-alert

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first_imgStill no tickets available for the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but between 600 and 700 tickets are expected to go on sale to the general public next week. Prices start at $1,500 per ticket.The retail price for the Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV telecast has been set at $89.95 with high definition available at $99.95.Meanwhile one of Floyd Mayweather’s sparring partners, Don Moore, stated in a recent interview that he’s impressed with Mayweather Jr.’s power and explosiveness during their training sessions.“Floyd, he’s explosive man, he’s strong as hell,” Moore said. “I’m trying to wrap him up, learn from him, ducking and dodging and running off combinations man and he see everything. It’s like man, master of boxing.”Like Mayweather Jr., Moore is from the United States and is also undefeated in his pro boxing career. At 5-foot-10, Moore has a record of 17 wins with no losses and a draw and eleven of his victories came by way of knockout. Other sparring partners who have been confirmed to be part of the Mayweather training camp in Las Vegas are former champion Zab Judah and DeMarcus Corley— who are both southpaws like Pacquiao, who’s holding his own training camp in Los Angeles.While there were rumours that Judah knocked down Mayweather Jr. in their sparring, the former has denied those allegations point-blank. Meanwhile, Corley echoed Moore’s sentiments admiring Mayweather Jr.’s current form and even predicted that the undefeated American will win “at least eight rounds” against Pacquiao.last_img read more

Mitchell to limit air time

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Santa Anita stewards Tom Ward, George Slender and Scott Chaney handed out three-day suspensions (Jan. 19-21) to jockeys Corey Nakatani, Juan Ochoa and William Antongeorgi on Thursday. The riders were cited for failure to maintain courses with their mounts. Nakatani was benched for his ride aboard Victory Sign in last Wednesday’s fourth race, Ochoa for his ride on Fantasmin in Wednesday’s seventh race, while Antongeorgi was ticketed for his ride aboard Trail Mix in last Sunday’s second race. On New Year’s Day of this year, Mitchell once again left for the Sunshine State to check on his horses, but will now limit his excursions east. “I’m not going to spend as much time in Florida this year,” he said. “They didn’t give me a lot of stalls in Florida, only six, so if I claim some, I’ll kind of be looking for more.” ARCADIA – At age 57, trainer Mike Mitchell doesn’t seem to mind logging frequent flyer miles. Last winter, the Bakersfield native often could be seen boarding a jet at L.A. International Airport bound for Hallendale, Fla. He has stables racing on two fronts, Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park. center_img 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