Half-time: Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea struggled to find their fluency against a spirited Newcastle who went ahead just before the break courtesy of an Ayoze Perez strike.Kurt Zouma and Branislav Ivanovic failed to deal with a long cross in to the box and Perez reacted quickest to fire the ball home from eight yards.The Blues started well enough with Zouma, again preferred to John Terry in central defence, seeing a rasping free-kick go just wide early on.And Loic Remy, who started up front ahead of Radamel Falcao, was unfortunate not to divert an instinctive first-time shot in at the near post after a good run and cross by Ivanovic.But Newcastle’s pressing game started to force Chelsea in to mistakes in the centre of the park and they went close through an Aleksandar Mitrovic header and a Moussa Sissoko shot that went just wide.And keeper Asmir Begovic also had to make fine saves to deny Perez and Daryl Janmaat in quick succession.Chelsea briefly responded, Cesc Fabregas having a fierce long-range effort saved by Tim Krul, but the Magpies led when Perez made the most of defensive hesitation to control brilliantly and shoot home.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Blackman, Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Kenedy, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Arcata football leaves it late, captures 18-14 homecoming night victory over Del Norte

first_imgArcata>> Daylight opened up for Austin Kadle and he didn’t think twice about what to do with the ball.Kadle’s five-yard quarterback keeper up the middle with just under three minutes to go proved to be the difference in the Arcata High football team’s hard-fought 18-14 win over Del Norte on homecoming night at the Redwood Bowl on Friday.“Our offensive coordinator gave us a play and the opening just opened up. I just gave it my all,” Kadle said. “The receivers ran great routes to open things …last_img read more

Eskom awards $75m contract to ABB

first_imgThe first of Medupi’s six generating units will be commissioned by early 2011, with the last unit scheduled for commissioning by January 2015. The first of Kusile’s six generating units is scheduled for completion by 2013, followed by the completion on an additional unit after every eight months. ABB will deliver about 2 000 circuit breakers with operating voltages of 66 kV and 132 kV over a five-year period, and will take responsibility for their installation and commissioning. Multinational power and automation technology company ABB has won a US$75-million (about R612.1-million) order from state company Eskom to supply and install circuit breakers to strengthen South Africa’s electricity network. “Our production capabilities, together with the expertise of the local teams that will install and commission the equipment, helped us secure what is one of ABB’s largest-ever orders for circuit breakers.” 25 September 2008 SAinfo reporter “We are proud to support Eskom in this critical period of strengthening the power grid,” ABB Power Products head Bernhard Jucker said in a statement this week. Eskom has also called for statements of qualification from local and international companies interested in investing in South Africa as independent power producers.center_img Continued support The circuit breakers help protect electrical equipment from damage caused by current surges and will assist in enhancing the safety and reliability of the electricity network. Eskom is spending billions to rehabilitate South Africa’s electricity network and double generation capacity. Eskom recently began construction on the Kusile coal-fired base load power station near Witbank in the Mpumalanga province, while work on the Medupi coal-fired base load power station, situated near Lephalale in the Limpopo province, began in April this year. “We are seeing Eskom speeding up their projects to upgrade the infrastructure in South Africa and will continue to support them on the supply and technical aspects,” said ABB iouth Africa country manager Carlos Pone. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Understanding eminent domain

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Construction is all around us. Expansion projects, improvement efforts, new buildings taking shape — these types of things have become the norm. While we all want better infrastructure, the inconvenience of orange barrels can be dreadful. Bring on some additional dread when projects have a more personal impact and they come at the expense of your land.Let’s take closer look at eminent domain, which is affecting more and more land owners. The Fifth Amendment states “… nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” The usual process of obtaining land through eminent domain includes passage of a resolution by the acquiring agency to take the property (condemnation), including a declaration of public need, followed by an appraisal and an offer, generally with some opportunity for negotiation. If the offer is not accepted, the agency may then file a petition in court to acquire the property by eminent domain. If the owner wishes to challenge the petition, the owner must file an answer in the court case in a timely manner. While it often seems to be the case that we are not happy as land owners with the initial offer, it is important to note that the government may become owner while litigation is on-going, if the amount of the offer is deposited into a trust account.In Court, the landowner can potentially challenge the authority of the agency to acquire the property, the necessity of the acquisition, and/or the amount of compensation to be paid for the property. Challenging the authority or the necessity of the acquisition can often be a difficult burden for the owner. Most legal challenges to an acquisition under eminent domain end up focused on compensation. The owner is entitled to have a jury determine the compensation. The measure of compensation is the difference between the value of the property before the acquisition and the value of the property after the acquisition.In effect, the owner is compensated for the property that is taken as well as any diminution in value or damage to the residue or remaining portion of the property. The compensation may also include damage to crops, compensation for temporary use of land during construction, etc. The testimony of a qualified appraiser is generally necessary to prove the compensation. Most eminent domain trials end up dominated by the testimony of the parties’ appraisers. Either side could potentially appeal the final decision in the case.In some instances, a property owner may be able to reach a satisfactory deal with the agency by negotiation before a petition is filed. Obviously, the financial compensation would need to be satisfactory to the owner. Resolving the acquisition through negotiation may also allow the owner to address specific terms and conditions that may be important to the owner. These might include establishing specific requirements for restoration of land, providing for advance notice of construction of the land allowing future enhanced use of the adjoining property that is not taken, providing for reversion to the owner and removing equipment if the agency’s use is discontinued in the future. If the acquisition ends up in court, only compensation can be addressed.Now that you have reached a settlement and compensation has been determined, you may be thinking, what are the tax consequences? Many agricultural landowners are familiar with §1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), which allows them to avoid or reduce costly federal and state taxes by reinvesting proceeds from a sale of farmland in like-kind property. A lesser-known tax provision is §1033, which deals with eminent domain and government takings of private property (“condemnation,” or more technically, an “involuntary conversion”). Similar to §1031, §1033 permits deferral of taxable gain by reinvesting in replacement property. Unlike §1031, §1033 allows the taxpayer to have control of the money received from the sale of his property for several years before purchasing replacement property. For conversions due to a sale arising from the threat or imminence thereof, there is a three-year replacement period beginning at the end of the tax year the proceeds are received. Upon request, the IRS may extend the replacement period.Realty sold pursuant to a threat of eminent domain which is used in a business or trade or held for investment can be replaced with like-kind replacement property applying the same liberal standards afforded IRC §1031 exchanges. Unlike the more stringent “similar or related in service or use” standard, the replacement property does not have to be used in the same manner and for the same purpose.You make the election to apply the involuntary conversion rules by not reporting the sale on your return. You should then attach a statement to your return showing the particulars of the sale and the resulting gain and indicating that you intend the rules of Section 1033 (like-kind exchange) apply to the conversion. If you change your mind, are unable to find a good replacement property, or just plain forget to reinvest in the time allotted, you must amend your return for the year of the gain and pay the back taxes and interest.Another option is to take the money and pay the taxes. You will be permitted to reduce the revenue received from the conversion by your tax basis in the property. For many farmers, this will be a small amount, especially if the property has been owned for many years, was passed down while land prices were low, or the property has been fully depreciated. You will be taxed at applicable rates depending upon the use of the property as an active or passive investment.There are many tax issues surrounding eminent domain, but these discussions would be beyond the scope of this article. Due to the complexity of these matters, we suggest that legal counsel and tax planners coordinate efforts from inception to negotiate transfers to ensure that any deal takes advantage of tax deferral opportunities.Don’t let eminent domain become a large financial issue at tax time. Contact your CPA and legal counsel today for more guidance on this topic.Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through the firm website at: www.HolbrookManter.com Jeffrey A. Easterday is a partner in the law firm Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth, LLP. The firm offers a wide range of services such as estate and business planning, probate and trust administration, real estate, tax planning, oil and gas issues, agribusiness and cooperatives, food safety, arbitration, mediation, and litigation. Visit them online at www.ohiocounsel.com.last_img read more

Voting underway for DUSU polls at 52 centres

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) Polling is underway for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections at 52 centres in colleges here, an official said Wednesday.As many as 1.35 lakh students will decide the fate of 23 candidates in in the DUSU polls.Senior faculty members have been posted as observers at the centres and around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed, the official said.Polling began at 8.30 am at morning colleges and will end at 1 pm. In evening colleges, it will be held between 3 pm and 7.30 pm.In the fray are the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) student wing which is contesting the polls in alliance with the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), and left-wing students’ outfit All India Students Association (AISA).While the NSUI has promised the “Institute of Eminence” tag for Delhi University and thalis for Rs 10, the ABVP has promised to spend 50 per cent of the union’s budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses.After the AAP came to power in Delhi in February 2015, its students wing had unsuccessfully contested the DUSU polls.It has promised to ensure installation of CCTV cameras, setting up of police booths on campus, ending the “culture of hooliganism” and opposing commercialisation of education.The results will be announced on Thursday. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout. PTI SLB  ANBANBadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace rocked as Zaha receives near £400,000-a-week offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace rocked as Zaha receives near £400,000-a-week offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have been rocked by a stunning offer made to Wilfried Zaha.The Daily Mail says Zaha has been offered a staggering £11million a year to move to China next month.The Crystal Palace striker is a target for Super League side Dalian Yifang, who are prepared to make the Ivory Coast international one of the best-paid players in the world.They propose to pay Zaha a minimum of £44m — after tax — over four years. The winger could earn an extra £2.5m a year in bonuses and the club will fund first-class travel that will allow him to return regularly to the UK. The package would be worth around three times his current contract, under which he is reported to earn £130,000 a week.Dalian Yifang, who are coached by former Real Madrid player and manager Bernd Schuster, will make a formal offer to Palace once the transfer window reopens. last_img read more

Aaron Rodgers Cant Be Stopped By A Pass Rush Anymore

2013Russell Wilson36.739.02.73.91.2 42016Aaron Rodgers28.871.8 RANKSEASONPLAYERPRESSURE %QBR 2011Tim Tebow37.1%17.22.94.92.0 2011Joe Flacco22.817.12.53.81.3 12016Jameis Winston34.9%80.7 2011Mike Vick29.146.42.43.71.3 62009Peyton Manning15.761.2 2011Ben Roethlisberger25.439.32.63.81.2 82015Tyrod Taylor31.757.9 SECONDS 2013Aaron Rodgers25.019.42.54.01.5 52015Ryan Fitzpatrick22.571.5 Rodgers’s performance through the regular season and two postseason games this year has been exceptional. His 71.8 QBR when pressured this season is the fourth-highest since 2009, and he’s shown no signs of slowing down. On Sunday, Rodgers was pressured on 18 of 51 dropbacks, and while he was sacked three times and gave up an interception, he went 7 for 14 for 149 yards, including the 36 that brought the Packers into field goal position. His unadjusted QBR actually went up on these plays, from 79.4 on plays where he wasn’t pressured to 89.7 on plays where he was.We only have QB pressure data going back to 2009, so that table isn’t exactly a complete survey of the situation. But six of the best eight individual seasons of QBs performing under pressure have come in the last two years.A few possible explanations for that: First, random noise is always a possibility. Second, something in the collection or interpretation of the pressure numbers may have changed over the years. (I asked around at Stats & Info about this, and the folks there said nothing changed under the hood, but they did note that the stat doesn’t differentiate between duress that comes at the beginning of a play, before a QB escapes to relative safety, and duress that comes just as a QB throws.)One more caveat: Different shops have different ways of defining “pressure,” so numbers can shift slightly from site to site, but the unifying thread among all the methods is that the QB has to be affected by the rush. So some plays that simply require the QB to step up in the pocket to avoid the rush may be left out of the overall tally. That would seemingly underrepresent mainstays of passing-leader charts such as Drew Brees or Tom Brady, who excel at beating the blitz by throwing the ball before pressure can arrive.So if the Geriatric All-Pro wing isn’t cracking the pass rush, it should be obvious who is — the guys who can move. Here’s a table showing QBs since 2011 who created the most time outside the pocket. I took the average time to throw and subtracted time in the pocket, leaving us with those magical few seconds when a player such as Rodgers or Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick is rolling around the edge looking for a target: 2011Aaron Rodgers22.221.72.74.01.4 2012Colin Kaepernick25.134.92.54.11.6 32013Josh McCown27.673.8 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group 2012Russell Wilson31.932.72.84.41.6 2012Aaron Rodgers23.415.52.64.21.6 102013Ryan Fitzpatrick23.952.5 22015Jay Cutler30.975.0 Source: ESPN Stats & Info Group QBs under pressure, regular season and playoffs 2011-16 92014Carson Palmer27.452.8 2011Kevin Kolb33.62.42.43.91.5 2012Ben Roethlisberger24.744.92.54.01.5 2015Aaron Rodgers32.434.72.54.01.5 SEASONPLAYERPRESSURE %QBRIN POCKETBEFORE PASSSCRAMBLING 2015Russell Wilson36.126.52.44.01.5 2012Robert Griffin III25.511.92.74.21.5 2012Nick Foles26.210.12.54.01.5 2013Colin Kaepernick27.217.62.64.01.3 72016Dak Prescott29.958.4 2016Aaron Rodgers29.471.82.64.01.4 A certain number of things that happen during a football game come down to skill, and a certain number to luck, and it’s important to be able to tell one from the other. Aaron Rodgers dropping deep in the pocket on a free play and rifling a 34-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Richard Rodgers, under-throwing him but threading it precisely between linebacker Sean Lee’s outstretched arm and his earhole against the Cowboys last weekend? That takes some baseline NFL skills, but mostly it’s a bad pass getting a lucky break. But Aaron Rodgers slipping the pocket, rolling left, pausing, waiting for his receivers to come back across the field, and hitting Jared Cook for a 36-yard catch that was inbounds by a toenail and set up the game-winning field goal? Now that’s a little bit of luck and a whole lot of skill.Aaron Rodgers is unusually good when pressure comes his way. One of the bedrock principles of defense in the NFL is that pressuring the quarterback works. It worked on Tom Brady and the 18-0 Patriots in 2008, and God knows it worked on Cam Newton and the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Get to the quarterback, the thinking goes, and you’re in good shape, failing a stroke of luck or the spectacular. But these days there’s a group of quarterbacks, Rodgers included, who are defying that conventional wisdom.Since 2009, the league average QBR1I’m using the “raw” version of QBR for this post, since Total QBR isn’t calculated at the split-level. The raw version is just the Total QBR number before it’s adjusted for strength of opponent. on plays with QB pressure is just 18.5, according to ESPN Stats & Information — just barely better than the worst quarterbacking season of the century, Jimmy Clausen’s catastrophe in 2010, which came in at 14.5 QBR. This season, QB performance has seen a modest bump to 29.3 — better, but still not very good. The notable difference, however, is now there are a few quarterbacks who are finding ways to thrive.Here’s a chart showing the quarterbacks since 2009 who performed best on plays flagged as QB pressures: 2014Colin Kaepernick31.524.42.44.01.6 2014Russell Wilson39.233.72.54.01.5 2016Tyrod Taylor35.551.12.63.91.3 2013Terrelle Pryor37.211.72.64.41.8 There are two types of quarterbacks who consistently create significant amounts of time between when they break the pocket and when they throw the ball: the bootleg and read-option acolytes and the guys who are (and must be) good at running for their lives. Along with a slightly younger version of Ben Roethlisberger and an always-battered Russell Wilson, Rodgers is one of the few QBs on that list who combine out-of-pocket moves with excellence at the more traditional in-pocket throws.But Rodgers has always been able to buy time once the pocket breaks down, and it’s only recently that he’s turned those moments of brilliance into sustained performance.Since the start of the 2014 season, Rodgers has thrown for 28 touchdowns and just five interceptions while under pressure. The league average over that span is 3.2 touchdowns per season to 3.2 interceptions. For the season, Rodgers’s QBR when he was pressured was 71.8, which would have put him ninth in the league on all plays, not just pressured ones.So the big question then: What did Rodgers change?Rodgers’s pressure numbers look very similar to his old ones on depth of pass, time to pass, and many other stats. The only difference by the numbers is that he appears to be completing more of the same passes he’s been throwing for years.A critical part of this improvement seems to be that Rodgers is even more comfortable getting out on the edge early in his progressions. Here’s a play against the Vikings in Week 7 of 2011, Rodgers’s first MVP season:He looks a like a traditional quarterback, going through his progressions until the pocket finally folds, and he busts out and finds an open man.And now here he is this season:In part out of necessity, Rodgers no longer bounces around the pocket, or slides around blockers while keeping his feet set. These days, he often makes one or two reads and books it to the outside, where he essentially sets up a secondary pocket. It’s almost a bizarro version of the simplified offense many young mobile QBs run, in which they make one read and then bolt if their man isn’t open.Who knows if Rodgers will keep this up. Maybe this is unsustainable. Maybe the magic outside the pocket really is just fortuitous but still random chance converging in one season. But Rodgers has had enough success this season that if he keeps on doing what he’s doing, it’ll be hard to argue it’s just luck, no matter how unlikely it might seem.Check out our latest NFL playoff predictions. read more

Beside The Points For Thursday Dec 28 2017

Things That Caught My EyeOne game moreThe 0-15 Cleveland Browns play the 12-3 Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, and a loss will make them the second 0-16 team in NFL history. Browns Coach Hue Jackson has promised to make good on a vow he made to swim in Lake Erie if the Browns went 1-15 yet again. Overall, Cleveland is 1-30 under Jackson. Elo suggests that the Steelers have a 95 percent chance of winning on Sunday, and their bye week position in the playoffs is already locked up. [ESPN, FiveThirtyEight]Okay, so this one settles it.Surprise: Clemson and Alabama will play in the College Football Playoff again, their third such meeting in three years. That pair of games was a dead heat: each took a national championship, and the aggregate scoring was 76-75, Alabama. Stakes are high, but these aren’t the same exact teams we’ve seen in the playoff before: Alabama’s once ironclad defense has been deemphasized, but it has a stronger offense to compensate. [FiveThirtyEight]The case for Gurley as MVP comes down to how many voters played Fantasy FootballTodd Gurley, the Rams star running back, has been making a highly persuasive case for why he should be the NFL MVP over other contenders, like water pitchman Tom Brady. One component of the pro-Gurley argument is his incredible December performance, in which he has scored eight touchdowns in three games. This comes as no surprise to anyone playing Fantasy Football, where Gurley’s 107.1 fantasy points gave him the best postseason ever. [ESPN]Georgia D vs. Oklahoma OOklahoma has the best offense in the college football playoff, and on New Year’s Day they’ll play Georgia’s remarkable defense in the Rose Bowl. The winner goes on to face one of the two most recent national champions. Oklahoma’s quarterback, Baker Mayfield, has a completion rate of 53 percent when under pressure compared to 71 percent overall. [ESPN]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Manziel Desired By Football TeamThe Canadian Football League approved Johnny Manziel — former Heisman Trophy winner, Cleveland Browns quarterback and cautionary tale — for a 2018 contract. His CFL rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who will now be able to sign him or trade his rights. [ESPN]Sisters on opposite sides of the OlympicsMarissa Brandt and Hannah Brandt, two sisters from Minnesota, will be playing ice hockey in the Olympics, but not on the same squad. Marissa will be playing for South Korea, the country of her birth, while Hannah made Team USA. [NBC Sports]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL game: Can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions?Big Number61 percent chanceThere are six teams competing for three remaining spots in the NFL playoffs, but none of them are playing each other so it’s going to be a very weird Week 17: a bunch of teams with lots on the line are playing a bunch of teams with not a lot on the line. In the AFC, the contenders are the Ravens (94 percent chance of making the playoffs), Titans (58 percent), Chargers (31 percent) and Bills (17 percent), all playing squads with nothing on the line. In the NFC, it’s the Falcons (70 percent) and Seahawks (30 percent) fighting for the last spot. At least Atlanta is playing Carolina, a playoff-bound team still fighting for seeding. Atlanta has a 61 percent chance of winning that game. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: cwick:This 0-13 Basketball Team Is A Favorite To Make The NCAA Tournamentloved this, and wondered if there’s a ranking for us of the small-conference teams that most lean-in to their underdog nature. would help us see if texas southern is really the harshestchris.herring:What a cool idea.neil:Yeah this is kind of amazing, they’re easily #1 in average opponent Elo so far this year(non-conf only)Predictions NFL See more NBA predictions All newsletters College Football See more NFL predictions Oh, and don’t forgetSome hockey team had a weiner dog race on ice. We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more college football predictions NBA read more

Ohio State blown away by Hurricanes

MIAMI — The Miami Hurricanes won the battle of embattled football programs Saturday.  Previously suspended Hurricanes’ senior quarterback Jacory Harris threw two touchdowns to sophomore wide-receiver Allen Hurns and junior running back Mike James added a touchdown late in regulation. The Miami (1-1) defense held the No. 17-ranked Ohio State’s offense down throughout the game. OSU went on to drop its first contest of the season to Miami, 24-6. After forcing a punt on OSU’s first drive of the game, senior running back Lamar Miller broke a 54-yard run and was finally brought down inside the Buckeyes’ 10-yard line. Miller finished the first half with 128 yards on 15 carries. Harris took center stage on Miami’s first drive, completing a three-yard touchdown pass to Hurns to put the Hurricanes up, 7-0. Harris, along with senior linebacker Sean Spence, junior defensive tackle Marcus Forston, junior defensive end Adewale Ojomo and senior receiver Travis Benjamin returned to the Hurricanes’ lineup Saturday after serving a one-game suspension.  Eight Miami players were suspended for at least one game for receiving impermissible benefits from former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, who is now serving a 20-year prison sentence for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme. Harris went back to work on Miami’s next drive, and found Hurns for a second 3-yard touchdown pass to Hurns that put the Hurricanes up, 14-0.  Freshman Braxton Miller saw his first game action in two weeks when he went under center on the Buckeyes’ third drive of the game. Miller’s first pass of the game was deflected and intercepted. Luckily for the Buckeyes, the first pass Harris threw on Miami’s next drive was intercepted by redshirt sophomore safety C.J. Barnett. Junior running back Jordan Hall, one of three OSU players making their 2011 debut after serving a two-game suspension, featured on the Buckeyes’ first scoring drive of the game.  Hall carried seven times on a 16-play drive, which sophomore kicker Drew Basil capped with a 22-yard field goal that cut the Hurricanes’ lead to 14-3.  Hall, along with sophomore defensive back Corey Brown and junior defensive back Travis Howard, were each suspended for the Buckeyes’ first two games for receiving white envelopes containing $200 from a university booster at a Feb. 19 charity event in Cleveland. Redshirt freshman Bradley Roby intercepted a pass by Harris on Miami’s next drive and returned it to within 23 yards of the end zone..  Bauserman went without a completion on the drive that followed, however. The quarterbacking duo of Bauserman and Miller finished the half 1-of-11 passing with one interception, and OSU was forced to settle for a 24-yard field goal by Basil to bring it within eight points at 14-6.  Miami responded with a 25-yard field goal by junior Jake Wieclaw as time expired in the first half and took a 17-6 lead into the locker room.  Both teams were slow to produce offensively after the intermission. OSU stopped Miami on a fourth-and-2 play near midfield with 5:18 remaining in the third quarter, but Bauserman’s struggles continued on the Buckeyes’ ensuing drive. Miami fans, called to cheer by the sound of a mock hurricane siren, cheered louder still when Bauserman overthrew freshman wide receiver Devin Smith on third down. With more than three quarters played, OSU quarterbacks had accumulated only 13 yards on 2-of-16 passing. Miller didn’t fare much better, and fumbled on an improvised run with 9:21 left in the game. Despite missing safety Ray-Ray Armstrong, defensive end Olivier Vernon and tight end Dyron Dye, who remained suspended for Miami for also receiving impermissible benefits from Shapiro, the Hurricanes wouldn’t be denied. James put the finishing touches on Miami’s 24-6 win with a 1-yard touchdown run with 33 seconds remaining in regulation. The Hurricanes went on to win by the same score. The Buckeyes (2-1) finish the non-conference portion of their schedule on Saturday against Colorado at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and the game will be televised by ABC. read more