Whittington twins have fun birthday in type

BOCA RATON, Fla. – That was a birthday the Whittington twins will not soon forget.

Middle Tennessee Senior Guards Alexis and Amanda Whittington, who were celebrating their 22nd birthday, came at stake to give the Lady Raiders a riveting 60-56 win at the Florida Atlantic on Thursday.

Amanda Whittingtons 3-pointers from the left corner with 19 seconds left gave Middle Tennessee a 56-53 lead and four straight free throws Alexis Whittington and Courtney Whitson the last five seconds was the icing on the cake.

“This is the first time we’ve played on our birthday since we’ve been to Middle Tennessee,” Amanda Whittington said. “Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your birthday.”

Exceptional play on the track allowed Middle Tennessee (12-3, 4-1) to celebrate another C-USA away win.

Alexis Whittington had a solid all-around game with 13 points (on 4-of-6 shots from the field) and seven rebounds. Courtney Whitson shared the highest total in the game with 13 points and had nine rebounds with three steals and three assists.

DorSaar scored 10 points and gave out five assists in 40 minutes with no turnover. Saar also had two steals. Freshman Center Anastasia Boldyreva had a solid showing with eight points and three blocked shots.

“I’m proud of our team and the way they fought to win,” head coach Lady Raider Rick Insell said. “We were shorthanded and didn’t play great but we found a way to win and that’s the sign of a good team. I’m proud of Amanda and happy for her. She did great and she deserved it in this moment. (Saar) gave a great pass to Amanda in the corner and she knocked him down.

The game was tied 53-53 and the Owls had a chance to take the lead, but Rita Pleskevich’s 3-pointer went wide with 1:15 to go. Saar missed a three at the other end with 45 seconds left, but Alexis Whittington grabbed the offensive rebound to keep possession alive.

Boldyreva missed a short jumper with 37 seconds to go, but Alexis Whittington pulled together the offensive pile-up again and set the stage for her sister’s heroic game-winner with 19 seconds remaining.

Alexis Whittington turned the game with nine of their 13 points in the third quarter and went from the field with 3 of 4, including a long 3-pointer that made an 8-0 run from Middle Tennessee and a nice driving reverse layup, and drew that Foul and conversion of free throw to keep Lady Raider’s lead at 41-34 with 4:07 remaining in the quarter.

Boldyreva’s game in the second quarter was a highlight and allowed the Lady Raiders to reduce a seven-point deficit to one by half-time. The freshman center knocked down 4 of 5 field goals in the second quarter, including a reverse layup with a second remaining to reduce the Owls’ lead. Boldyreva had finished her career at halftime for points while also setting a new career high for field goals (4).

Middle Tennessee gets back into action when they play at FIU at 11 a.m. on Saturday

President Biden Surprises 4-Yr-Previous Twins With Cash For Ice Cream

There were some memorable quotes from President Biden’s Tulsa speech, but for two little girls the memorable moment was just before he spoke.

Lots of people came to Greenwood hoping to spend a moment with President Biden – but only two little girls left with money for ice cream.

The moment came just after the President’s introduction when he – surely – caught sight of the youngest members of the audience. The President stepped off the podium and walked over to a woman with two little girls for a brief interaction that briefly confused the crowd.

Back on the podium, the President declared, “I had to make sure these little girls got an ice cream.”

As the girls and their mother Lisa Madden emerged from the speech, she explained what had happened.

“He came over and gave them something discreetly and I didn’t even see what he gave them and he told them to get some ice cream,” Madden said.

The twins are four and a half and are called Nola and Indie. Madden is on the board of directors at the Greenwood Cultural Center, so they had a front row seat.

The President said the ice cream was their payment.

“My lord, I have to sit out a speech from the president. In my faith we call it purgatory, ”said Biden.

The girls came out with a plan and hit the streets and quickly returned with the ice cream – courtesy of the President – that was worth the day for these two little girls.

Holliday Grainger and Harry Treadaway welcome twins | Leisure

Holliday Grainger and longtime boyfriend Harry Treadaway welcomed twins into the world.

The 33-year-old “Tulip Fever” star and 36-year-old “The Crown” actor, who is a twin, were walking the newborns in Devon last week, the Mail reported on Sunday.

The babies were carried in papoosen by their mother and father – who have been together since 2015 – as they enjoyed a family outing.

A viewer told the newspaper: “It was a nice, happy family outing.

“Although both actors are on our television screens all the time, nobody paid them the slightest attention. But the twins have received a lot of admiring comments from groups of old women. Mom and Dad seemed delighted.”

Last year it was reported that Holliday had postponed work on her BBC series ‘The Capture’ when she found out she was expecting it.

Meanwhile, the actress “My Cousin Rachel” admitted that she has become more “selective” with her career as she has become more successful.

She said, “I get more selective the more I do. As an actor, you want to do a variety of things, but first and foremost it’s the script, the quality of the script and the part.

“When the script is great and it’s a part that I believe in and that I believe in, that’s less than you think. It’s always a project I want to be a part of when it’s a world that I think. As an actor, when do you enter a world that you believe you are free to do what you want with the character. “

Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars to launch 30 sports-tech-entertainment startups – Twin Cities

The Minnesota Twins partnered with Techstars launch accelerator for an unusual company: a funding and mentoring initiative for startups working at the intersection of sports, technology and entertainment. Over the next three years, around 30 startups will be selected to improve their skills under the guidance of potential funders and business leaders. Each of the three annual cohorts will last 13 weeks.

This will be the first accelerator of its kind in sports in Minnesota and the second of its kind to be operated and funded by a Major League Baseball club. The Los Angeles Dodgers supported a similar effort in 2015. Techstars is better known for its Farm to Fork Accelerator, which was launched with Cargill and Ecolab in 2019, followed by the United Healthcare Accelerator in 2019.

Techstars’ Minnesota Twins Accelerator will launch first-round applications on May 10th. A physical location for the mentoring initiative has yet to be determined, and the initiative is also looking for a managing director. Startups likely range from those focused on technology-driven fan engagement to digital media content, event innovation, and much more.

“The Minnesota Twins strive to innovate in the field and outside,” said Joe Pohlad, executive vice president of brand strategy and growth for the Twins, in a printed statement. “This new business strategy is helping us create a platform on which to connect with startups around the world.”

The first cohort will run from November to February 2022, with some remote work required, depending on public health guidelines. More information is available online at techstars.com/accelerators/minnesota-twins.