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After Roy Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

first_imgLATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief After the game, Williams shook hands with Clemson coach Brad Brownell in the hallway. He was smiling and speaking to fans and friends, feeling better after his latest bout of what he called “benign positional vertigo.”He said he whipped his head around quickly to call for Seventh Woods to get in the game when the condition struck. Williams said he felt good enough that he planned to return to the bench with about four minutes left. “But we were up by seven,” he said smiling. “And I didn’t want to jinx it.”Turns out, the Tar Heels almost did that on their own — the 70-63 lead cut to two in the final seconds — before holding on for their fifth straight win and 12th in the past 13 games.Cameron Johnson had 19 points with six 3s of his own, and Luke Maye had 13 points and 10 rebounds.The Tigers (17-12, 7-9) closed to 80-79 on Mitchell’s foul shots with 10.3 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Brownell said he watched video of the final drive. “It was tough, it was tough,” he said.It was the fourth time this ACC season Clemson lost on the final play.Marquise Reed led Clemson with 24 points, and Elijah Thomas had 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers played without starter David Skara, who had an upper body injury in a win at Pitt this past Wednesday night.Williams, 68, has had vertigo before in games, leaving a win over Boston College three years ago.Johnson said players were concerned when it happened but told at halftime Williams would be fine.“We had to trust our trainers were going to take care of” Williams, Johnson said. “We had to turn our attention to Coach Rob and try and get the win for him.”BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: The Tar Heels struggled at times with Clemson’s defense, which ranks third in the ACC in limiting points. But North Carolina’s outside shooting — it finished with 13 3s — helped pull this one out.Clemson: The Tigers were seeking a late-season signature win to solidify their NCAA Tournament chances. But it was another heart-breaking close call for a club that’s lost five ACC games by eight points or less.WHITE’S PLAY White looks to have broken through that freshman, late-season wall some experience with his second big game. He had 34 points with six 3s in beating Syracuse last time out. He was 9 of 16 for his 28 points against Clemson.CLEMSON’S CLOSE CALLSThe Tigers have had their share of last-second heart break in ACC play. It started in January with a Braxton Beverly’s long 3-pointer as time expired in a 69-67 loss at North Carolina State where Clemson led 66-60 in the final minute. There were back-to-back, one-point losses at Miami and Louisville before this.UP NEXTNorth Carolina goes to Boston College on Tuesday night.Clemson plays at Notre Dame on Wednesday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Robinson, the former Florida State coach who spent the past 16 seasons with the Tar Heels, took about 30 seconds before he told his players that Williams would be OK and it was time to concentrate on basketball.“If I waffle, what do you thing those guys are going to do?” Robinson said. “They’re going to fall apart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsInstead, the Tar Heels hung tough. Coby White had 28 points behind six 3-pointers, and North Carolina (24-5) maintained a share of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, tied with No. 2 Virginia at 14-2 with a week left in the regular season. They also survived a tight finish, when the Tigers cut a seven-point lead to two. The outcome wasn’t certain until Shelton Mitchell lost the ball driving into two North Carolina defenders in the final seconds.Williams wasn’t there to see it. He sustained an episode of vertigo a minute before halftime, falling in front of his team’s bench and getting led into the locker room. He did not return for the final 20 minutes.center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks dunks while defended by Clemson’s Elijah Thomas (14) and Hunter Tyson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)CLEMSON, S.C. — After coach Roy Williams fell in front of North Carolina’s bench and had to be helped off, assistant Steve Robinson didn’t have much time to be concerned. Robinson and the Tar Heels had a game to finish.No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish without Williams, holding on to beat Clemson 81-79.ADVERTISEMENT UNC’s Roy Williams falls near bench, helped off court Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View commentslast_img read more

Confusion mounts over green cards for cross-border motorists

first_imgThere have been calls for clarity over whether drivers from the Republic will need green cards to travel into Northern Ireland after Brexit.As the March 29th deadline looms, a number of insurance companies have issued green card forms to customers who plan on driving in Northern Ireland or elsewhere in the UK immediately after ‘no deal’ Brexit.Over one million green card forms have been issued by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI). However, confusion surrounds whether the cards will actually be needed. “Under a ‘no deal’ Brexit then Irish insurance documentation may no longer be recognised by the law enforcement authorities in Northern Ireland or the rest of the UK,” the MIBI warned.The penalties for driving without insurance in Northern Ireland and the UK include having your vehicle seized at the side of the road, fines and impoundment.An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil yesterday that there would be a ‘grace period’ for drivers who are based in Northern Ireland crossing the border into the Republic.However, Mr Varadkar said there are no such commitments for drivers from the south travelling across the border into the UK. “We can’t make commitments on behalf of the UK government,” he said. Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has echoed the confusion of many motorists who do not know if they will need a green card in the coming weeks.The Sinn Féin TD said: “There is a huge anger in communities that they now have to hold an international insurance certificate to travel across the border, to travel for example across the Lifford Bridge into Strabane, a journey that many people do on a daily basis.”Speaking at a Dáil Committee this week, Deputy Doherty said: “For the life of me, I cannot understand why the issue of drivers being required to carry in their vehicles an international travel document was not resolved beforehand.“This is a very serious issue and it works both ways. Telling people travelling from the Bogside to Buncrana that they need to carry such a document is anathema to them. They are not happy with it and they will not accept it. It is not right. This is an area on which the Government, particularly the line Department, should receive genuine criticism for not having its homework and preparations done.” Confusion mounts over green cards for cross-border motorists was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brexitgreen cardlast_img read more

Scott Metzger, Nov. 6

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As far as the wind, we didn’t have anything like they had further west. I think the wind got up to 28 or 30 miles per hour and the rain stayed north of us for awhile. The final round came through early this morning and we had 4 to 6 inches of rain. The kids’ school actually closed today because of water across the roads.I really feel for the people in western Ohio where they had those devastating storms. We can’t complain at all. What we had was no comparison.This will put harvest to a halt for a while. We have around 400 acres of corn left, all of our double-crops left to cut and some custom work to do. We have our work cut out for us with the conditions we’ve had but we have had other years like this. We may be running at night on frozen ground for a while.I don’t know how much of the rain soaked in. I think it will be every bit of a week until we can get back in. I saw we could get down into the low 20s this weekend and we could maybe run if it gets frozen.When you get to this time of year, there is less sun and cooler weather and it doesn’t dry out. It has been fairly wet here. We maybe only ran two days out of the last 10.This rain was too much for the wheat. We’ll have water standing on some of the fields. If it starts freezing with water still on the wheat that won’t be good. Wheat is pretty tough but standing water is not good. It should have a good root system, though, and I think it will be OK.We have been pretty fortunate with the corn yields. The replanted corn is maybe 30 bushels less than everything else, but the yield is still nothing to complain about. I think if we can get it all shelled without any issues we may have the best corn crop we’ve ever had for an average.We haven’t had stalk issues yet but after this we probably will. Half of the corn we have left to shell got six inches of rain so I expect to see some stalk issues. Any heavy winds now will be a problem. We sprayed the corn this year and that sure does pay when you get into a late harvest like this. We have seen that it helps it stand better than corn that hasn’t been sprayed.last_img read more