ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe Romanian TOP team HCM Baia Mare won the pre-season tournament in Slovakian city of Michalovce by beating Croatian best side RK Podravka Vegeta 26:23 in the final, but all thoughts and atmosphere are linked with the injury of new Romanian signing – Allison Pineau. The 26-years old French playmaker got injured in the second minute of the final match and stayed on the floor with the pain in her knee.This is not the first problem with the knees as she was out of the court for a while after injury in 2011.Since then, Pineau career got the wrong direction. The IHF World Player 2009 lost the rhytm, changed a lot of teams (Oltchim, Vardar, Krim, Metz), finally, get the chance to back on the TOP with Baia Mare, but…Handball world cross the fingers before the final diagnosis. Related Items:Allison Pineau Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Allison Pineau to join ZRK Buducnost Podgorica Sweden loses a valuable point as France catches a dramatic draw Recommended for you Pineau: “It’s hard to describe what this means, but it means a lot” ShareTweetShareShareEmail
View Comments A brand-new musical is headed to Seattle. The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the world premiere production of Bliss, featuring a book, music and lyrics by Tyler Beattie and Emma Lively (Blue, Candyland), direction by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons) and choreography by Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). The original tuner will run from January 31, 2020 through February 23.Bliss is a fantasy adventure that flips the traditional princess narrative upside down. Hidden away for years by an overprotective father, four wildly distinctive and lovably awkward princesses dream of the world beyond the castle walls. When at last they escape, they encounter adventures beyond their wildest imaginations—and a world that judges them based on appearance. In the end, they must each decide what is worth sacrificing for a “happily ever after.”The production will feature costume design by Paloma Young, with additional creative team members and casting to be announced at a later date.Bliss joins a 5th Avenue season that includes the previously announced musical adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire, set to run from November 26 through December 29, 2019. Sheryl Kaller(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com)
Daily Breakdown: Minnesota vs Illinois Ben GotzNovember 21, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintBy Mike HendricksonThe Gophers (4-6, 1-5 Big Ten) will face an unranked opponent in Illinois on Saturday after taking on three ranked teams in a row. A full breakdown and score prediction can be seen below:When Minnesota runs the ball:Redshirt freshman running back Rodney Smith is likely to play for the Gophers on Saturday after being a late scratch against Iowa last week. Minnesota’s running offense has been up and down lately, and Illinois is not the easiest opponent. They have allowed an average of 154.4 rushing yards a game, 51st in the Football Bowl Subdivision. If Smith stays healthy Saturday, and freshman Shannon Brooks has another good game, Minnesota will have a chance to get its running game back on track.Matchup to watch: RB Shannon Brooks vs. LB Dawuane SmootAdvantage: IllinoisWhen Illinois runs the ball:Illinois struggles in the ground game, as the Illini are second to last in the Big Ten and 113th in the FBS in rushing offense. The team’s leading rusher, freshman Ke’Shawn Vaughn, is also doubtful for Saturday’s game. The Gophers have some injuries on the defensive line, but have a chance to smother the Illini’s rushing attack.Matchup to watch: RB Josh Ferguson vs. DE Hendrick EkpeAdvantage: MinnesotaWhen Minnesota passes the ball:Illinois has a good passing defense. They are 34th in the FBS in yards allowed a game, and have 12 interceptions in 10 games. Redshirt quarterback Mitch Leidner has rattled off possibly the best four games of his career in his last four games however, and did it against some better passing defenses. The Illini’s passing defense should limit Leidner a little, but it should be another good game for the quarterback and his receivers. Matchup to watch: WR KJ Maye vs. S Taylor BartonAdvantage: MinnesotaWhen Illinois passes the ball:Junior quarterback Wes Lunt had a nice start to the season, but has only thrown four touchdowns in his last five games. He doesn’t turn the ball over much with only four interceptions this season, but he isn’t a good enough quarterback to do significant damage against Minnesota’s secondary. The Gophers are 16th in the FBS in passing yards allowed.Matchup to watch: WR Geronimo Allison vs. CB Eric MurrayAdvantage: MinnesotaOther key factors:Illinois’ offense is not where it was when it began the season. The Illini are averaging 16.8 points in their last five games – nine points a game if you take out their 48-point performance against Purdue – after putting up an average of 30.2 per game in their first five. Minnesota has faced some tough offensive teams lately; the Illini should be a break from that.Prediction:Minnesota 24, Illinois 13Minnesota’s offense is clicking lately, and while Illinois has a tough defense, Leidner and company should have no problem putting up enough points to win this game.Prediction record so far this season: 9-1
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GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Former WBA light flyweight champion Koki Kameda will take on Rexon Flores of the Philippines in a nontitle flyweight 10-rounder on March 22, his Kyoei gym said Wednesday. Kamed, who has finished a three-month suspension, was initially scheduled to face Jose Lopez Bueno at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture in his first match since July last year, but the Spaniard has been forced to pull out because of a head injury. The 25-year-old Flores is ranked 13th in the WBA light flyweight category.