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Malaysian developers launch new $650 million waterfront community on Gold Coast

first_imgThe Malaysian developers have timed the launch of their flagship Australian project to meet increased demand for land on the Gold Coast.“SDSC has timed the first release of land to coincide with a resurgence in the Gold Coast market, which has been exhibiting a strong and consistent performance for some time,” Mr Hymus said.“We’ve seen solid demand for land in the city’s northern corridor over the past couple of years, particularly in areas such as Coomera and Pimpama.“However, there has been nothing like Serenity Cove come to the market in a very long time, especially in such a central location. Developers have described the new masterplanned community as a haven for boaties.TWO OF Malaysia’s largest developers have launched a $650 million masterplanned community on the northern Gold Coast.Serenity Cove is being developed by SDSC, a joint-venture partnership between Sime Darby and Brunsfield International Group.SDSC, which has owned the Helensvale site for eight years, has timed the launch of its flagship Australian project to meet increased demand for land on the Gold Coast. Serenity Cove, which is being marketed by Colliers International, will include luxury homes, apartments, a marine hub, shops and a dining precinct. Colliers International national director of residential project marketing, Tony Hymus, said Gold Coast land – “particularly waterfront lots of this calibre” – was in short supply. Colliers International national director of residential project marketing, Tony Hymus, says the developers have already completed site works and buyers can begin building immediately. Picture: Richard Gosling.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Hope Island has finally come of age and the market is increasingly recognising the amenity of the area, including extensive waterways, luxury resorts and championship golf courses.“Proximity to Brisbane is also proving a bonus. We had one interstate buyer arrive at Brisbane Airport at 9.30am and was on-site at 10.15am.”Mr Hymus said all lots were complete and buyers would be able to start building immediately.Serenity Cove, which borders Oyster Cove and Hope Island Resort, is considered the final piece of the Hope Island masterplan.Designed as a haven for boaties, there will be full marine amenities and direct access to the Broadwater via Coombabah Creek. A newly completed $5 million lock offers direct ocean access from Lake Serenity.center_img The project will include a retail and dining precinct.The first residential release comprises a mix of 48 waterfront lots along Saltwater Creek and Lake Serenity, some with marina berths. Blocks range from 630sq m to 1517sq m with prices starting at $529,000.Project manager Mark Mehr said the launch had been supported by strong buyer interest for land and a rising scarcity of prime waterfront lots.“This is the last development of its kind at Hope Island, and we’re being inundated with inquires from people nationwide,” Mr Mehr said. “We are expecting a good response from buyers as we release the first stage of this waterfront community. It offers a range of designs to suit a variety of lifestyles.” More than a third of the Serenity Cove site, or about 27ha, is dedicated as a nature reserve while a further 10ha will become parkland and 19ha will be developed.“We will deliver a quality project through commitment, creativity, and a holistic approach to building that is significantly minimising our impact on the environment,” Mr Mehr said. Development is expected to start on the commercial village and town homes once the first stage nears completion.last_img read more

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British Steel unveils trustee board for new scheme

first_imgDuring a 30-year career in financial services, Claydon worked mostly for Goldman Sachs, latterly as managing director in its pensions advisory group. British Steel has brought in two experienced independent trustees as part of the six-strong board for the new British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS2).Allan Johnston will chair the board. He has been chairman of the existing British Steel scheme since 2007, and first joined the board in 2004.The two independent trustees are Catherine Claydon and Keith Greenfield.Claydon is an independent member of the trustee boards for Unilever’s UK pension scheme and the Barclays UK Retirement Fund. She was previously deputy chair of the BT Pension Scheme. Catherine Claydoncenter_img Keith GreenfieldGreenfield is a former finance director at insurance company Royal Sun Alliance, and has been a trustee of one of the group’s pension schemes for more than 12 years, including 10 as chair.He also chairs the Willis Pension Scheme, connected to the brokerage company that is now part of Willis Towers Watson, and the Pilkington Superannuation Scheme, for employees of the UK glass manufacturer.Claydon’s appointment on the trustee board runs until the end of 2020, while Greenfield’s term expires at the end of June 2019.Jo Regan, Shaun Corten and Peter Rees make up the rest of the BSPS2 board. All three are trustees of the existing scheme. Corten and Rees will remain in place until new member-nominated trustees are elected in 2019.On Monday, the trustees announced that the vast majority of its 122,000 members had chosen to transfer to the new scheme.It marked the latest stage in a ground-breaking restructuring of the scheme, which began last year after sponsoring employer Tata Steel UK warned it could no longer afford pension contributions and threatened to close down its UK operations.Instead, the trustees negotiated a ‘regulated apportionment arrangement’ (RAA) with the company and the Pensions Regulator to allow a new scheme to be set up offering lower annual benefit increases.Approximately 80% of members voted to transfer to the new scheme rather than the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), as it is expected to grant more generous benefits than the lifeboat scheme.The PPF will take on the remainder of the membership: roughly 25,000 people, according to the trustees’ preliminary numbers.Tata Steel UK will continue to sponsor the new scheme if it is approved by the regulator. The split is scheduled for March.last_img read more

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Batesville Named One of Best Places to Retire

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Retirement is an opportunity for meeting new people and experiencing new things, and according to a new study Batesville is among the best places to do it in Indiana.SmartAsset ranked the cities with the most recreational and social opportunities for retirees as part of their study on the Best Places to Retire.The index factors in the number of recreation centers and retirement centers available to seniors as well as what percentage of the city’s population they represent.MonticelloNorth ManchesterGas CityScottsburgLawrenceburgBlufftonRochesterBedfordBatesvilleHartford Citylast_img read more

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Barca set to offload players in desperate bid to raise €70m

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtAwesome And Unusual Staircases From All Over The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Both players are about to enter the final year of their Camp Nou contracts – as is former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and midfielder Riqui Puig, who could also be set for the exit. But ESPN have reported that any players could be up for grabs – with the exception of star forward Messi, midfielder De Jong and goalkeeper Ter Stegen. Defender Umtiti and midfielder Arthur Melo could be sold, while Ansu Fati has been linked with Borussia Dortmund. Barca had hoped to sell misfit Philippe Coutinho, but do not expect to fetch more than €80m for the Brazilian midfielder so have decided to keep him on for another season. Barcelona players Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele may be wondering what the future holds Read Also: Inter Milan striker informs Serie A outfit he wants Barca switch Another problem Barca face is the challenge of persuading well-paid players to leave during a transfer window when salaries are likely to be falling across the game. The club are unlikely to try and sell Ousmane Dembele, knowing they could not recoup the €105m they paid to sign him from Dortmund in 2017. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona may have to start working on deals to sell key players this summer, as the club reportedly has to meet a €70million shortfall before June 30. And only Lionel Messi, Frenkie de Jong and Marc-Andre ter Stegen are safe from the chop, according to one report. It is not yet known when the summer transfer window will open, with domestic leagues across Europe still to resume after the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Manchester United and Arsenal have been credited with interest in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti – one of several players who could be sold in order to plug the shortfall. Spanish publication Marca has reported that at the beginning of this season, Barca had set a budget meaning they would have to sell players for a total of €120m by the end of June. Spain’s La Liga is not expected to restart before the middle of June, so the Catalan club may have to be busy behind the scenes trying to organise summer sales of their players if they’re to meet the deadline. Marca reports that they are currently €70m short of that target, and they are believed to be ready to listen to offers for midfielders Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal.last_img read more

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Act of indiscipline: Messi Seen Ignoring Coach’s Instructions

first_img Sarabia continues to look at Messi as the six-time Ballon d’Or winner walks away. The video also shows what happened shortly beforehand. Messi turns away from a group chat, featuring Sarabia, mouthing some words while looking a little disgruntled The footage doesn’t look great and has led to speculation in the Spanish press – including AS and Mundo Deportivo – that tension exists between Messi and Barcelona’s coaching staff. read also:Here’s Liverpool star hilarious response picking between Messi, Ronaldo After the match, reports in Spain suggested that a few Blaugrana players took their frustrations out on the managerial team, taking aim at Quique Setien and his assistant Eder Sarabia for decisions they made throughout the match. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Complete Ignoring – Messi dismissed Sarabia’s advice pic.twitter.com/f4SdsPrZMA— Giorgi Javoiani (@javoiani) June 30, 2020 But some curious footage has emerged – courtesy of Movistar El Partidazo – which shows the club captain allegedly ignoring Barcelona’s assistant coach. In the clip, taken from the drinks break, we see the masked Sarabia looking and speaking at Messi, who appears to take no notice of the coach. Argentine skipper, Lionel Messi, recently exhibited an act of indiscipline during FC Barcelona’s latest LaLiga match, the superstar  was reportedly seen ignoring instructions from the club’s assistant manager, Eder Sarabia. Loading…last_img read more

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Pardew savours Cabaye display

first_img For Palace manager Tony Pulis it was a first home defeat since he replaced Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park at the start of last month. His side offered very little in attack but it was the Eagles’ defending that left Pulis wanting more. “The two goals we conceded were poor,” he said. “The one thing we have been since I came here is pretty solid and disciplined in coping with most things but today we have gifted them two poor goals. “From that point onwards we are chasing the game against a team I feel will finish in the top eight.” With two home league wins out of two going in to the match Pulis knows home form will still be a factor if Palace, who remain 18th in the table, are to survive. “You have to do well at home,” he added. “The next two games at Villa Park and Man City will be tough, tough games so we have to do well here and we can’t be gifting teams goals.” France international Cabaye had to sit out the 1-1 draw with Southampton after picking up a fifth booking of the season in his match-winning display at Manchester United. But he returned at Selhurst Park and opened the scoring as the Magpies secured an easy 3-0 win, with a Danny Gabbidon own goal and a late Hatem Ben Arfa penalty settling the game. Press Association Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was left praising the ‘x-factor’ given to his side by Yohan Cabaye after the midfielder returned to the starting line-up with a starring role in a comfortable win over Crystal Palace. It is a far cry from when Cabaye looked set to leave for Arsenal and was jeered by the Newcastle fans with Pardew praising the 27-year-old’s character and the impact he has on his sixth-placed side. “I was honest with him all the way along,” said Pardew. “The bottom line is the player has a true character and he added an x-factor for us today. When you are at the top of the Premier League you can’t stay there unless you have got x-factor and he gives us that. “We have just got a team that believes in what it is doing, it has a functionality about it that is thorough in terms of its professionalism, no-one is shirking responsibility. It is making us a difficult team to undo.” Moussa Sissoko was another stand-out player and Pardew also reserved special mention for defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Mathieu Debuchy as his side kept a third clean sheet in their last four away fixtures. “We had a game plan to try and take the sting out of the pressure they exert on you and we couldn’t have done it any better really,” he added. “The players were very accurate with their passing today and we looked comfortable almost from the kickoff, but you still need great players to play well and we had some outstanding players out on the pitch today. “I thought Coloccini and Debuchy were outstanding in their positions. It is difficult to single out individual players because it was such a great team performance and it was a sweet feeling for me to come back to a club that I love and see my team play like that.” last_img read more

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Extend MoU a year to break impasse – Clarke

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia’s cricketers and board should extend their previous agreement by 12 months while they attempt to find a solution to a bitter pay dispute, former captain Michael Clarke said yesterday.The previous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) expired at midnight on Friday with no sign of a deal in place, leaving around 230 leading cricketers without contracts and the fate of future tours in limbo.Once the deadline passed, Australia’s players threatened to boycott an ‘A’ team tour of South Africa later this month unless a new agreement was struck with Cricket Australia beforehand.“What needs to happen is keep the current MoU for the next 12 months and allow the players to get back to what they do best,” Clarke told reporters at Nine Network’s marketing launch for the Ashes.“Cricket Australia, the ACA (Australian Cricketers’ Association), please go behind closed doors and sort this in private.“The players want to play … let’s allow them to play while this stuff gets sorted out in the background.”At the heart of the acrimonious dispute is Cricket Australia’s (CA) insistence that the two-decade-old model, under which players get a fixed percentage of revenue, should be jettisoned.CA believes the revenue-share model is unfit for modern times and is starving grass-roots cricket of funding, while players say it has underpinned the game’s growth and prosperity over the past 20 years.“I don’t want the Australian players to be unprepared because they have been concentrating on something else; give them 12 months and let them concentrate on the cricket,” Clarke said. “I don’t want to see any cricket missed.“There will be a compromise. The ACA and Cricket Australia will find a way to make this work.”The ACA has called on CA chief executive James Sutherland to come to the negotiating table but he has remained silent since emailing players in May, informing them they would be unemployed if they failed to agree to a new MoU by the June 30 deadline.“It does seem very strange. You’ve got to wonder what the hell is going on,” former Australia captain Ian Chappell said.“They’ve done a few strange things and Sutherland not being involved is one of them.“I don’t see a really good reason for him not to be.”Further tournaments, including a two-Test tour of Bangladesh and a one-day international series in India also remain in doubt if the dispute continues to linger on.“I can’t believe they (CA) will want to upset India, so I would have thought that something will happen before,” he said.“Because they won’t want to cancel that. If they get something done then, people will have probably forgotten by (the time the Ashes start in) November.”last_img read more

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Brathwaite, Hope make big rise

first_imgDUBAI, (CMC) – Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope have made career-best moves up the ICC Test Rankings following their memorable batting in the second Test against England which West Indies won by five wickets on Tuesday at Headingley.Brathwaite and Hope defied the odds and the form book to lead the West Indies batting in the Headingley Test and help them successfully chase 322 in an unforgettable victory.They both gained massively in the latest rankings that also took into account the opening Test in Dhaka which saw Bangladesh pull off a 20-run win over Australia on Wednesday.Opener Brathwaite has risen 14 slots to 16th position after his innings of 134 and 95 in the second Test of the three-match series.Hope’s knocks of 147 and 118 not out, the first pair of hundreds in any first-class game at Headingley, have helped him secure a massive gain of 60 places to reach 42nd position.Windies captain Jason Holder has gained in both batting (up four places to 57th) and bowling (up two places to 37th) rankings, while pace bowler Shannon Gabriel has gained two slots to reach 18th position after taking six wickets in the match.last_img read more

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The Latest: Colts LB Skai Moore latest to opt out of season

first_imgThe Latest: Colts LB Skai Moore latest to opt out of season Midi Libre said four young players from Montpellier academy also tested positive for the virus last week. The French league is to start on Aug. 21.___The German men’s ice hockey league will start its new season in November, more than eight months after the coronavirus stopped play. The league says its clubs agreed on the Nov. 13 date to begin the 2020-21 season and they’re drawing up plans to have fans in the arenas, subject to approval from German authorities. The league played its last games on March 8 and was suspended with the regular season complete and the playoffs due to begin. The season was canceled and no champion was declared. Hockey has been slow to return in Germany because the league and clubs rejected the option of playing in empty arenas. They argued that they would lose money by hosting games without fans.The league says there will be a “preparation tournament with all 14 clubs in the lead-up to the season” but dates and locations are yet to be confirmed.___A soccer player who deliberately coughs close to another player or match official can be issued a red card. NFL players have until Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT to say they are skipping the season. Nearly 50 players have done so.Moore has been a backup linebacker and special teams player the last two seasons for Indy. He appeared in a total of 10 games over those two seasons.Players who opt out voluntarily will receive a $150,000 stipend. Those who receive a medical opt out will receive $350,000.___The start of Southeastern Conference football practices has been pushed back 10 days to Aug. 17. The Jacksonville Jaguars have cleared starting quarterback Gardner Minshew from the COVID-19 list.Minshew spent the last two days in mandatory quarantine after being in close contact with someone infected. Safety Andrew Wingard also was activated from the COVID-19 list Tuesday. Minshew, Wingard and receiver Michael Walker are roommates in Jacksonville and have been for more than a year. Walker remains on the list.Jacksonville had an NFL-leading dozen players on the COVID-19 list Monday, with most of them being rookies and second-year players like Minshew, Wingard and Walker.The Jaguars are expected to hold their first training camp practice next Wednesday.___ ___The Madrid Open, a joint men’s and women’s tennis tournament, has been canceled.Organizers say the tournament will not take place at its rescheduled slot in September “following strong” recommendations made by local authorities “in view of the current situation caused by COVID-19.” The event was originally scheduled to be played in May. ___ Billings signed a one-year free-agent contract with Cleveland in March after spending three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 6-foot-1, 328-pounder was going to give the Browns some size and depth up front.Billings is the third Cleveland player who has chosen not to play, following guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck.Players have until Thursday at 4 p.m. to notify teams if they’re choosing to opt out.A fourth-round pick in 2016 from Baylor, Billings sat out his rookie season with a knee injury but he’d been one of Cincinnati’s most consistent interior linemen the past three years.The Browns also placed wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Bayer Leverkusen says midfielder Nadiem Amiri will miss its Europa League last-16 game against Rangers on Thursday after he had contact with someone believed to have the coronavirus. The club says Amiri reported the “short-term” contact in his private life himself and is isolating at home for a week as a precaution.Leverkusen managing director sport Rudi Völler says in a statement that “Nadiem’s behavior is exemplary and important. Precisely because infection numbers are rising again in Germany, it’s an example of a serious and responsible approach to the pandemic.”Leverkusen takes a 3-1 lead from the first leg in March when it hosts Rangers on Thursday.Amiri has played 41 games for Leverkusen this season across all competitions. ___The Sun Belt Conference will keep its eight-game league football schedule and allow its members to play up to four nonconference games this season.The conference’s 10 members had 12 games scheduled against Power Five conference opponents, but with those leagues eliminating almost all of their nonconference games, Sun Belt schools have lots of holes in their schedules.The conference said it plans to start playing league games over Labor Day weekend and members can begin nonconference games as soon as Aug. 29.Texas State already has announced it has moved its home game against SMU in San Marcos, Texas, to Aug. 29. ___A preseason friendly between French soccer clubs Marseille and Montpellier has been canceled due to a suspected case of coronavirus.The clubs said in a joint statement that Wednesday’s match at Stade Velodrome in Marseille was scrapped as a measure of precaution.According to regional newspaper Midi Libre, a Montpellier player whose identity was not revealed is suspected to have caught the virus. The player, who was tested with the whole team on Monday, will undergo another test this week, the newspaper said.Montpellier had been forced to cancel another preparation match last month after a player from local rival club Sete was diagnosed with the virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Linebacker Skai Moore has become the first Indianapolis Colts player to opt out of playing the 2020 season because of the coronavirus. “However, where it is close enough to be clearly offensive, then the referee can take action.”___Cricket Australia has postponed a Twenty20 series against the West Indies scheduled for October.Australia and the West Indies were set to play games in Queensland state from Oct. 4-9 as warm-ups for the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November. But the International Cricket Council has already pushed the men’s T20 World Cup back by a year — to be held either in Australia or India. Cricket Australia says, “In light of this development, and given the preference to host the warm-up three-match T20 series against the West Indies to coincide with the rescheduled T20 World Cup in Australia, it has been agreed to postpone the matches.” The International Football Association Board, the game’s lawmaker, updated its guidelines while the pandemic perseveres.A referee can only red card a player when they are certain the cough is intentional. A yellow card is also optional.The new rule falls under “using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures.”IFAB said in a statement: “As with all offenses, the referee has to make a judgment about the true nature of the offense.“If it were clearly accidental, then the referee would not take action nor if the ‘cough’ took place with a large distance between the players. The series also would have overlapped with the Indian Premier League which has been rescheduled to be in the United Arab Emirates from Sept. 19-Nov. 10, pending government approval. The lucrative IPL usually attracts players from all over the world, including many stars from the Caribbean and Australia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports August 4, 2020 The league announced a new preseason practice schedule on Tuesday after previously announcing that SEC teams would play only league games and pushing the season start back to Sept. 26.The new league-wide calendar allows for more days off and fewer practices than permitted under NCAA rules. From Aug. 7-16, teams are allowed to conduct up to 14 hours weekly of strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs.Starting Aug. 17, they can hold 25 practices with a limit of 20 hours per week of practice time. Coaches must allow two days off each week until game week.___Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Andrew Billings has opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns. Associated Press last_img read more

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DU downs UW’s McNaughton Cup hopes

first_imgWisconsin forward Podge Turnbull was denied by Denver goaltender Marc Cheverie, who stopped 45 shots in Saturday\’s 5-0 shutout.[/media-credit]For the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team, this past weekend was a chance to perhaps move into first place in the WCHA standings and bolster its case for an NCAA Tournament bid.Instead, the Badgers did neither of those things against the Denver Pioneers, as they fell 4-3 in overtime Friday and were blanked 5-0 Saturday at the Kohl Center.Friday’s loss left a bad taste in the mouth of UW head coach Mike Eaves and his team. Leading 3-2 late in the third period, Wisconsin (16-13-3, 13-9-2 WCHA) appeared to be on its way to a win against a good Denver squad.But a goal by DU’s Joe Colborne with 14.4 seconds to go in regulation tied things up, and Brian Gifford provided the game-winner just 41 seconds into overtime.So how would Eaves’ team respond Saturday night?Twenty minutes and three Denver goals later, that question was answered.“I think there was a hangover from last night from the result,” Eaves said. “I think our guys tried to battle through it, and in the end, getting off to the start we did tonight really put us in a hole.”Wisconsin goaltender Shane Connelly had a weekend to forget, and it was capitalized by the first period of Saturday’s contest. Connelly allowed three goals in the first 20 minutes and was pulled after one period in favor of sophomore backup Scott Gudmandson.“I just wasn’t playing on my game tonight,” Connelly said. “I didn’t give the team a chance to win from the get-go. Coach thought it would be best to change the momentum, get Scott [Gudmandson] in there and see if he can spark the team.”Connelly’s rocky first period led to a Denver power-play goal eight minutes into the game. After the puck was sent into the Badger zone, Connelly went behind his net to play it off the end boards. But the puck took an awkward bounce off the boards, and Connelly had trouble handling it. In came DU’s Luke Salazar, who stole the puck and had no trouble putting it home in a wide-open net.For Connelly and the Badgers, it was a sign of things to come.“After that first goal, my body language and I think everyone just started to go down a little bit,” Connelly said.Denver (19-9-4, 15-7-3 WCHA) would score again at the 16:33 mark, this time on a nice play by assistant captain Rhett Rhakshani, who skated from behind the net into the slot and beat Connelly for a 2-0 Pioneers lead.Just when it seemed like Wisconsin would escape the first period down only two goals, Anthony Maiani broke through with 12 seconds to play before intermission, collecting a rebound off a shot by teammate Dustin Jackson. Jackson had split a pair of Badger defenders at the blue line, both of which went for the unsuccessful body check, leaving Jackson wide open and no defensemen back to clean up the rebound.“That was a mistake on my part,” UW defenseman Jamie McBain said. “I went for the big hit and missed him. … It wasn’t the greatest move for me.”But perhaps the goal that took any remaining life out of the Badgers came midway through the second period from a former Wisconsin recruit. Patrick Wiercioch — who before the season gave a verbal commitment to UW but then committed to DU, which had a spot for him to play immediately — rifled a shot from the point for Denver’s second power-play goal of the night and a 4-0 edge.“I thought that fourth goal really buried us,” Eaves said. “It was a long night.”The night got a little longer in the third when Maiani notched his second goal of the game and the third of the evening on the power play for Denver. The Pioneers were able to crack the Badger penalty kill unit, which was the best in the WCHA heading into the series.“They have an effective power play,” McBain said. “They have the guys out there that are skilled enough to make plays. A couple of them are shots that just got through that we didn’t block.”The 5-0 loss was especially tough to stomach for the Badgers given what happened just 24 hours earlier.Tied 2-2 to start the third period of Friday’s contest, Wisconsin seemed in control, outshooting Denver 26-11 through two periods. UW’s Michael Davies broke the tie just over two minutes into the final frame, putting the Badgers in position to earn a win over the No. 8 Pioneers.But as it has done numerous times this season, Wisconsin failed to hold onto a lead — this time letting it slip away in the final seconds.Unable to score with an empty net, the Badgers allowed the Pioneers to get the puck into the UW zone with under 30 seconds to go.A goal by Joe Colborne with 14.4 seconds to play made the missed empty-netters come back to haunt Wisconsin, as Colborne’s goal sent it to overtime, tied 3-3.In a game of momentum, Denver had all of it entering overtime. And just 41 seconds after the puck dropped in the extra session, the Pioneers came away victorious when Brian Gifford capitalized on the Badgers’ inability to clear the puck, giving DU a 4-3 comeback win.“We played 95 percent of the game tonight pretty well,” UW captain Blake Geoffrion said. “We just couldn’t get it out [in overtime], and it was a turnover. It resulted in a goal, obviously.”It was Geoffrion’s goal that got Wisconsin on the board early in the first. Patrick Johnson made it 2-0 in favor of UW, but DU answered with two goals of their own — compliments of Kyle Ostrow and Tyler Ruegsegger — before Davies gave Wisconsin the lead again in the third.Following the weekend sweep, the Badgers now find themselves in fourth in the WCHA standings and tied for 17th in the PairWise rankings. With two series left in the regular season, each game now becomes crucial for a team hoping to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive.But the Badgers will have to put this weekend behind them first.“We know we kind of let a few slip away this weekend,” McBain said. “But as far as the guys in the room, we’ve got the character and the will to kind of forget about this weekend.”last_img read more

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