Men’s tennis: Badgers look to continue hot start on the road

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin men’s tennis is not done with their hot start to the season.The No. 30 Badgers (13-1 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) are winners of seven-straight games — the last three coming against ranked opponents — ahead of their match against No. 14 Northwestern (17-2 overall, 3-0 Big Ten). A win over the Wildcats would be the team’s first victory over a top-20 opponent since 2010 when they defeated No. 13 Illinois 4-1, but it will not be easy.The Badgers will need to travel to Evanston, where Northwestern has remained unbeaten in 13-straight matches dating back to last season. In the Wildcats’ nine home games this season, they’ve only dropped nine total points.Northwestern is led by two top-50 singles players, No. 13 Konrad Zieba (10-4) and No. 42 Sam Shropshire (8-4), and No. 97 Strong Kirchheimer (15-1) at the first, second and third singles spots. The three haven’t kept a consistent lineup and are likely to be switched around as head coach Arvid Swan sees fit.But the Badgers and Wildcats each faced TCU earlier on the season, which could give some insight as to what individual matches will look like on Saturday. Zieba is likely to face off against Josef Dodridge (9-3) at first singles in a quicker paced match, followed by Shropshire vs. Alexander Kokorev (6-7) at second singles and capped by Kirchheimer vs. Lamar Remy (9-4).Last time outWisconsin had a packed weekend coming off spring break, during which team handled No. 56 Iowa in a 4-1 win Friday, but had to fight back to defeat No. 71 Nebraska 4-3 Sunday.The Badgers dropped the opening doubles point against the Cornhuskers and quickly found themselves down 3 to 1 in the match after Dodridge and Kokorev fell in their matches. Remy won in three sets in the third spot, followed by Osgar O’Hoisin and Chema Carranza to tie the match at three.With all eyes on the final match, John Zordani defeated his opponent in three sets, winning the final game 6-4 to complete the comeback. The match showcased a gritty side to the Badgers, one which they’ll need to defeat a tough opponent on the road.First serve is 6 p.m. Friday.last_img read more

B&H Football Team in Group for Draw With Other European Teams

first_imgThe International Football Federation (FIFA) announced today the groups that will be involved in the draw for the World Cup in Brazil. The B&H team was placed in hat 4 with other European teams.FIFA ranked nine teams in these hats, and there will be a draw to determine a team that will be placed in hat 2 with teams from Africa and South American, which is currently seven teams.-Hat 1: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Columbia, Belgium, Uruguay and Switzerland.-Hat 2: Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria and Cameroon.-Hat 3: USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Japan, Iran, South Korea and Australia.-Hat 4: Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, B&H, Croatia, France and Russi.The group drawing for the World Cup will be held on Friday at 17:00 according to Central European Time.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Not eating doesn’t mean not hungry

first_img“His parents subscribed to the `he will eat when he’s hungry’ theory and did not call the pediatrician until it was almost too late.” Examples of when to see a health-care professional: If the child has consistently refused most food for more than a week and exhibits such symptoms as lethargy or extreme paleness. Some tips from parents: Keep a food diary. If your child is not developing typical eating habits, talk to your pediatrician or family physician and a nutritionist. Seek early intervention services, such as speech therapy and occupational therapy. As needed, consult with a pediatric gastroenterologist, allergist and developmental pediatrician. Can you help? Q. “My granddaughter is in kindergarten and seems to get so frustrated easily. Her parents have noticed it for more than a year. They do not put pressure on her to perform; she puts the pressure on herself. For example, at a mini-golf game, the ball did not go where she wanted it to go, so she tossed the club down.” – A GRANDMOTHER IN MEMPHIS, TENN. Betsy Flagler, a journalist based in Davidson, N.C., teaches preschool and is the mother of a teenage son. If you have tips or questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call Parent to Parent at 704-236-9510.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Our first granddaughter would not take a bottle and was a very picky eater,” the grandmother recalls. “The pediatrician said a child will not starve herself. But she only gained 1 pound in about six months.” Now 4, the girl has been diagnosed with a disorder on the wide spectrum of autism. “The specialist said that her not eating was a sensory issue. That accounted for her not liking a bottle as well,” the grandmother says. Another reader, who works for a pediatrician, says a strong-willed toddler, especially one being fed a vegetarian or vegan diet, can override hunger signals if not offered foods palatable to him or her. She e-mailed this response: “Usually I am in agreement with your advice, but not the column about the 17-month-old who wouldn’t eat well. Your advice to `relax, the toddler will eat when he’s hungry,’ is not always true, and the consequences for such children can be severe. “One of our patients, a toddler, recently spent a week in the hospital with severe anemia and malnutrition, caused by his refusal to eat starting about six weeks prior to his hospitalization. Q uestion: “Your recent column regarding the 17-month-old boy who wasn’t eating solids well raised concerns for me. My son had a difficult time transitioning to solid food because the textures bothered him. An occupational therapist is essential in determining whether this child is truly not hungry or he needs professional help.” – A MOTHER IN ATLANTA Answer: The mother from Atlanta is among parents who say their toddlers will not eat because they have sensory issues with food. Not just textures, but certain smells and colors are revolting to them. Feeding issues can be linked to other disorders. Research shows that children who have disorders related to autism often have difficulties eating different textures of food. Autism helped explain why a girl in Fuquay Varina, N.C., resisted food. last_img