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Weekend Sports Round-up: April 15-17

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first_imgLinkedin Twitter TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Linkedin Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Facebook Kacey Bowen Previous articleFrogs sweep Sooners after double-headerNext articleNew student body president: ‘We will accomplish great things’ Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Support for seniors on Senior Daycenter_img printBEACH VOLLEYBALL: The TCU beach volleyball team wrapped up its final home match of the season with a loss to No. 1 USC Saturday afternoon.The Frogs looked to carry the momentum from Friday after opening the tournament with two wins, including their 10th sweep. But, as USC took five of the six matches in straight sets, TCU ended its final home weekend with a 2-1 record.The match on Saturday went for only three sets. USC took the opening set 21-12, but first-time duo Bridget Odmark and Clare Ford fought back to take the next set, 21-15. The Trojans got out to an early lead and never looked back as they won the final set 15-7.Next up, the Frogs will wrap-up their season on the road in Baton Rouge as they compete in the Battle on the Bayou on April 30.EQUESTRIAN:No. 6 TCU equestrian’s dream of reaching the NCEA finals came to an end Saturday night, falling to No. 1 Auburn.Trailing 7-5 going into the final four riders of Reining, TCU appeared poised to knock off the nation’s top-ranked team. But, the Frogs were only able to claim a 2-1 decision in the discipline.In Horsemanship, TCU dominated the Tigers to the tune of 3-1. In the end, TCU couldn’t solve the Tigers in Equitation on the Flat as Auburn swept the Frogs, 4-0.Following the meet, Megan McMullen was named Most Outstanding Player in Horsemanship. Also earning All-Championship team accolades for the Frogs were: Molly Peddicord, Nicole Diamantis, Chantz Stewart, Erin Gillette, Mcmullen, and Rylee Morgan.Also earning All-Championship team accolades for the Frogs were: Molly Peddicord, Nicole Diamantis, Chantz Stewart, Erin Gillette, Mcmullen, and Rylee Morgan.MEN’S TENNIS:Freshman Alex Rybakov clinched No. 2 TCU men’s tennis victory over No. 18 Texas on Saturday. Down 5-2 in the set, he came back and won five straight games to win the match 4-2.Reese Stalder and Hudson Blake took the doubles point for the Frogs while No. 5 Cameron Norrie and Jerry Lopez won in individuals.With this win, TCU has started league play 3-0 for the first time in program history and won two Big 12 road matches for the first time since joining the league in 2012. The victory also marks the team’s 10th win over an opponent ranked inside the Oracle/ITA top 20 this season.The victory also marks the team’s 10th win over an opponent ranked inside the Oracle/ITA top 20 this season.WOMEN’S TENNIS:No. 33 TCU women’s tennis wrapped up its road trip in Oklahoma by dropping a 4-1 decision to No. 15 Oklahoma State Sunday afternoon. OSU remains the only undefeated team in the conference.No. 27 ranked pair of Seda Arantekin and Caroline Wegner earned the only doubles win of the day as the pair picked up their 21st victory this season.Sophomore Aleksandra Zenovka put the lone point on the board for the Frogs as she scored a 6-3, 6-4 win over Carla Tur Mari. The win evened up the match at 1-1 and earned Zenovka her third straight win this season and 22nd overall.TCU will finish up the regular season next weekend by traveling to Morgantown, West Virgina to face the Mountaineers April 22.MEN’S GOLF:TCU men’s golf finished fourth in the El Macero Classic.Senior Ryan Books took his first individual victory in the tournament. Going into Sunday, Books was tied with Oregon State’s Kevin Murphy at even par at the end of regulation. Books won the tournament on the par 4-sixth hole.The Frogs return to action for the Big 12 Conference Championships April 29. Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Kramer claims 100th career win Twitter Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/last_img read more

Iraq sends mixed signals over closing camp for displaced

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first_imgQAYARA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq appears to have back-tracked on plans to close a camp for internally displaced Iraqis, many with links to the Islamic State group. This comes after a week of confusion and outcry from families unable to return home. Iraq’s minister of migration and displacement said this week that news that Jadah 5 camp in northern Iraq would close within the month was false and that it would remain open for the foreseeable future. A letter issued by the ministry’s provincial directorate in Ninevah province addressed to its sub-districts said closures would begin on Jan. 25, suggesting that the federal government reversed the decision.last_img read more

Queensland and Victoria drive surprise rise in building approvals

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first_imgBuilding approvals rose unexpectedly in October. Photo: Jodie Richter.The result was underpinned by a 24.3 per cent increase in Victoria and 6.1 per cent growth in Queensland, which outstripped the declines in all other states.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoNew detached house approvals saw a 1.9 per cent gain during the month — the fifth rise in six months, while unit approvals dipped by 0.2 per cent. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE But the growth is unlikely to last, with the Housing Industry Association expecting dwelling starts in 2018 to drop by 8.2 per cent followed by a further 10 per cent fall in 2019.“This will mean that new home building activity will ease to levels that remain high byhistoric standards,” HIA senior economist Shane Garrett said. New house approvals rose in October. Picture: Peter Wallis.CommSec senior economist Ryan Felsman also expected home building activity to ease in 2018 from recent historical highs, but” a ‘soft landing’ rather than a crash was likely given strong population and jobs growth, interstate migration and interest rate stability. Renovations and alterations could provide further support to housing activity amid an ageing stock of Aussie houses and units,” he said.CommSec doesn’t expect an official interest rate rise until at least the end of 2018. WHERE RENTING IS UNAFFORDABLE IN QLD Surprise rise in building approvals boosted by Queensland and Victoria. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.BUILDING approvals rose unexpectedly in October, boosted by growth in construction activity in Queensland and Victoria.The latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the number of new dwelling approvals rose by 0.9 per cent during the month, on the back of a 0.6 per cent in September.The market had expected a 1 per cent decline. BRISBANE HOME PRICES STILL RISING last_img read more

Good news for Everton and Baines

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first_imgLeighton Baines’ hamstring injury is not as bad as first feared and he could be back in action when Everton play West Ham next weekend. But following a scan, Everton have revealed that Baines has a grade one tear, the least serious on the scale of such injuries, and is not expected to be out of action for long. “Leighton Baines could be in contention to face West Ham United next weekend after scans revealed the full-back’s hamstring injury is not as serious as first feared,” said a statement on Everton’s website. “Baines will continue to be monitored by Everton’s medical team and, although he remains a doubt for next Saturday, he has not yet been ruled out of the game against Sam Allardyce’s Hammers.” The 29-year-old full-back has been an ever-present for the Toffees in the Barclays Premier League this season, with Everton sitting 10th after 11 games. The defender pulled out of England’s squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia and the friendly against Scotland after suffering the injury in training on Friday. He became the third player to withdraw from Roy Hodgson’s squad this week following the withdrawal of Michael Carrick and Andros Townsend. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more