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NCAA Men’s Soccer title to be decided between Maryland & Notre Dame


The NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer title will be decided on Sunday between Maryland and Notre Dame.

The Terrapins beat Virginia 2-1 in one semi-final match.

Notre Dame defeated New Mexico 2-0 on Patrick Hodan’s two goals in Chester, Pa.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: We say goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Elizabeth Taylor in Normandy France in 1985 (photo by Roland Godefroy via wikipedia commons)

British-born Elizabeth Taylor, who became a famous and glamorous American movie queen, whose every movement and actions made headlines, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

She was 79.

Taylor’s career saw her act for more than six decades, winning two Oscars and more than 50 films. She had the opportunity to perform alongside some of history’s most famous male actors: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Spencer Tracy and Richard Burton, whom she married twice.

Speaking of marriage, Ms. Taylor was married eight times, to seven husbands. Starting in 1950, she married Conrad Hilton, Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton, John Warner and Larry Fortensky.

All of her marriages made headlines, but the one to actor Eddie Fisher was the most scandalous. Taylor was married to husband #3 Mike Todd when on March 22, 1958, he was killed in a plane crash in New Mexico, leaving her a widow at the young age of 26. Following the tragedy, Fisher, the singer idol who was Todd’s best friend, was married to the popular Debbie Reynolds, spent long hours and days consoling the bereaved Taylor. The bereavement turned into a very scandalous romance between the two. Fisher broke up with Reynolds and married Taylor in 1959. It was probably the only time in Taylor’s life that fans, movie producers, fellow actors, actresses and media were upset with her for causing the breakup in Reynolds’ marriage.

Not only did she marriage rich and famous men, she dated many as well, Frank Sinatra, Henry Kissinger and Malcolm Forbes to name a few.

Radio and Television reports have stated that she suffered from more than 70 illnesses, injuries and accidents. Since 2004, she had heart and spine problems that left her in constant pain. Taylor also struggled with alcohol and prescription painkillers.

She was also a businesswoman. In 1987, she introduced the perfume, Passion. In the 1990′s, Taylor introduced the scent, White Diamonds.

compiled from staff, Radio, TV, Entertainment News reports

Chris Wright named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week

University of Dayton star senior forward, Chris Wright was named the Atlantic 10 c0-Player of the Week for his play during the week ending January 2.

He shared the award with Charlotte’s Javarris Barnett.

Wright averaged a double-double with 15.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in leading the Flyers to two big non-conference wins over top teams in the Colonial Athletic Association and Mountain West Conference. Dayton trailed at halftime in both contests and Wright led both comebacks by scoring 25 of his 30 points on the week after halftime.

Chris Wright (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

The senior with the 36-inch vertical leap, scored all 13 of his points against George Mason in the second half as the Flyers went on to win 73067. Wright garnered 12 points and nine rebounds in the double overtime, come-from-behind victory over the New Mexico last weekend. The native from Trotwood, Ohio finished the game against the Lobos with 17 points and 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the year.

Wright leads Dayton in scoring (13.7), rebounding (8.9), blocked shots (18), field goals made (76), free throws made (51), steals (16), dunks (21) and double-doubles (6).

He has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Naismith Trophy, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and John Wooden Award.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

Dayton wins thrilling double-overtime game against New Mexico Lobos


Chris Wright drives past New Mexico (photo by ism media courtesy of Dayton athletics)

The Dayton men’s basketball team opened 2011 with non-conference play with a thrilling double-overtime 76-73 win over New Mexico at UD Arena.

Four Flyers accounted for 64 of Dayton’s 76 total points as each scored over 15, led by senior forward Chris Wright with his sixth double-double of the season on 17 points and 14 rebounds, one shy of his career-high rebound mark.

Paul Williams, Josh Parker and Chris Johnson each drained four 3-point field goals. Williams and Parker finished with 16 points and Johnson chipped in with 15. It is the first time this season that UD has had four players with 15 points or more.

The Flyers shot 45 percent (13-29) from the three-point line to New Mexico’s 4-of-16 shooting from long range. Dayton out-rebounded the 18-7 on the offensive rebounds.

Dayton improves to 12-3 and extended its winning streak to five games. The Lobos fall to 11-3.

New Mexico guard Dairese Gary led all scorers with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting.

The game marked the sixth time that Dayton has come back to win after trailing at the half and the third win after trailing by at least 12 this season. New Mexico led 38-32 at the break with a 46 shooting percentage and making 13-of-16 free throw attempts. Of the Flyers 32 first-half points, 21 came from 3-point range.

Dayton opened the second half with a 12-4 run, topped off by a put-back slam dunk from Wright to tie the game at 44-all. Sophomore Matt Kavanaugh gave the home team their first lead of the game at 47-46 with 11 minutes remaining after completing an old-fashioned 3-point play.

New Mexico used a 6-0 run to force the second overtime of the season for Dayton.

The two teams tied at 71 at the end of the first overtime.

Dayton took control in the second overtime. Paul Williams’ 3-pointer proved to be the only field goal from either team of the period. As UD outscored New Mexico 5-2 for the second overtime win of the season.


* Steve Alford, the former Indiana point guard, is the head coach at New Mexico. He is 87-29 in his 4th year.

* The Lobos are 11-3 overall, 7-0 at home and 3-2 on the road.

* The series with Dayton is tied 2-2.

* The Lobos are 13-10 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference teams. Dayton is a member of the A-10.

* Kendall Williams is one of the top freshman players in the country with 12.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 4.6 apg.

* New Mexico has not lost a home game in December since December 22, 2004 vs. #5 Wake Forest, 64-61. Alford is 16-0. Overall, its 20 straight home games in a row.

* Dairese Gary is 4th on the Mountain West Conference assists list with 448, trailing Richie Williams of San Diego State University who played from 2005-2009.

* Dairese Gary has started 109 straight games for New Mexico.

* Steve Alford record of 87-29 .757 winning percentage and 2 conference titles is better than that of past Lobos coaches: Norm Ellenberger, Gary Colson and Dave Bliss in four years on the job.

* The Lobos 27-16 63% on the road under Steve Alford. They were 10-2 in 2009-10. In the Mountain West Conference is 16-8 with a winning percentage of 67 %.

* The Lobos are predicted to finish 3rd in the Mountain West behind San Diego State and BYU.

* The Lobos are in their 108th season, having been established on February 2, 1900. Actually, it’s the 111th season, but they had no teams in 1900-01, 1903-04, 1917-18 and 1920-21. But they’ve been playing regularly since 1921-22 with 1,350-1,025 with a winning percentage of .568, has 29 postseason bids, 11 NCAA 11 NIT.

* In 2009-2010, the Lobos were 30-5, 14-2 in the MWC. They played in the NCAA, beating Montana and losing to Washington.

* The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque.

* Steve Alford has signed a deal that will keep him at New Mexico until 2020.

* Dairese Gary is the only senior.

* the Lobos only lost two players after last season, Darlington Hobson and Roman Martinez.

* Steve Alford in 3 years in the Mountain West Conference, has finished 3rd, 1st place tie and 1st.

* Coach Alford’s seven figure salary is rare at a Mountain West Conference school. But ticket sales and donations have gone up from $5.4 million to $7.1 million since he took over the basketball team.

* Coach Alford is just five wins away from 400 in his career.


* The Flyers rank 24th in the NCAA in rebounding and lead the Atlantic 10 Conference with 41.0 rebounds per game.

* Chris Wright is the most widely-recognized Flyers player. He has been named to the preseason watch lists for the 2010-11 Naismith Trophy, 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and John Wooden Award. Wright leads Dayton in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.6 rpg).

* Chris Wright was a member of this past summer’s USA Basketball Select Team, Chris Wright has 1,333 career points and has passed Chip Hare for 23rd place on UD’s all-time scoring list. He is also second all-time in blocks with 126 and 15th in rebounding.

* Head coach Brian Gregory is 36-20 in the month of January since he became the head coach at Dayton.

* Dayton is picked to finish 4th in this season’s Atlantic 10 Conference race behind  Temple, Xavier and Richmond.

* Head coach Brian Gregory, believe it or not has moved into third place on the Flyers all-time coaching wins list with 163 wins. He trails UD Hall of Famers Don Donoher (437) and Tom Blackburn (352).

* The Flyers are tough at home, especially over the past four years on Tom Blackburn Court at UD Arena at 72-8. The 72 wins are the fifth-most in the NCAA since the 2006-07 season. Ahead of Dayton are Kansas (81), Ohio State (78), Pittsburgh (77) and Syracuse (75) and Florida is tied with Dayton.

POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCE FROM DAYTON FLYERS LOCKER ROOM (To listen to an audio file click on the link)

46 264 Chris Wright Dayton Flyers (V-Teck)

46 270 Josh Parker Dayton Flyers (V-Teck)

46 278 Josh Benson Dayton Flyers (V-Teck)

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 10, 2010: Almanac, Ohio State Fair Photos & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Tuesday August 10, the 222nd day of 2010. There were 143 days left in the year.

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* On August 10, 1846, President James K. Polk signed a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution.

* In 1680, Pueblo Indians launched a successful revolt against Spanish colonists in present-day New Mexico.

* In 1809, Ecuador struck its independence from Spain. Ecuador achieved independence in 1822.

* In 1885, Leo Daft introduced America’s first commercially operated electric streetcar, in Baltimore.

* In 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.

* In 1949, the National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense.

* In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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87 Rhonda Fleming, actress.

82 Eddie Fisher, actor and father of actress Carrie Fisher.

67 Ronnie Spector, singer.

50 Antonio Banderas, actor.

38 Angie Harmon, actress formerly of Law and Order.

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