Jimmy Butler blows kisses to T.J. Warren, who flips him off in response

first_imgT.J. Warren and Jimmy Butler exchanged words throughout Wednesday night’s game between the Pacers and Heat, and their back-and-forth eventually led to Warren’s ejection.Midway through the third quarter, Butler took exception to a foul committed by Warren. The duo got into each other’s faces and needed to be separated. Butler appeared to yell “you’re f—ing trash” toward Warren. Soon after play resumed, Butler threw his shoulder into Warren and was called for an offensive foul. Warren taunted Butler by clapping in his face, a move that prompted him to be tossed. Butler blew kisses to Warren as Warren retreated from the floor. Warren lifted a middle finger to his foe.Jimmy Butler and T. J. Warren exchange words at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, eventually leading to Warren’s ejection. #HEATTwitter #NBA pic.twitter.com/sDoLKEi3tn— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) January 9, 2020TJ Warren giving Jimmy Butler the finger after Jimmy blew kisses at him pic.twitter.com/UybkHwoZFd— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 9, 2020MORE: What AD’s max contract decision meansMiami pulled away in the second half to earn a 122-108 win. Butler finished with 14 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes. Warren managed just three points before his ejection. After the game, Butler told reporters that Warren was not on his level.”He’s soft,” Butler said. “He’s not even in my … league, nowhere near me. If I was their coach, I would never put him on me ever again.”Butler kept going on Instagram following the game, writing in a post, “don’t be mad you can’t guard me. we will see what you about in March.” The words accompanied a circled calendar showing the March 20 meeting between Miami and Indiana.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…My way

first_img“And now, the end is here and so I face the final curtain. My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full I traveled each and ev’ry highway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way. Regrets, I’ve had a few, But then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption. I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way.” (Recorded by Frank Sinatra.) As I sit here again continuing to contemplate how the Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 season will progress, my mind continues to wander back and forth from the players who take the field daily to the “power brokers” that determine who will suit up every day.  The  Pirates GM Neil Huntington and Field Skipper Clint Hurdle are still in the lab trying to come up with an antidote to the past poisonous bait and trade policies of ex-GM or VP Dave Littlefield.  His official title does not matter because in the end he will be remembered by most baseball fans and scribes who chronicle the game simply as a “loser.” When the 2010 baseball season began in Pittsburgh I said then and I repeat it now that if the Pirates weren’t careful, their heads would wind up in the trophy cases hanging on the walls of a few MLB franchises. They began that season by honouring then Pirate outfielder Andrew McCutchen as the 2009 Baseball America Rookie of the Year. In those days McCutchen still had an innocence about him. I caught him around the batting cage on opening day and he told me that, “Just to be able to wake up and say I’m in Pittsburgh and I’m opening up at home is great. It’s a dream come true for me just because it’s something new. I really can’t map out my No. 1 moment because it’s all been great—from opening day to just being in a Pittsburgh Pirate uniform. It’s all been an honor. It’s all been a dream.” At the time I stated that, “[I hoped] that [his] dream didn’t turn into a nightmare for the Pirates or their fans.” One of the big chunks of the puzzle that was snatched from McCutchen’s possible supporting cast was infielder/hitter extraordinaire Freddy Sanchez.  The San Francisco Giants upgraded their offense in the middle of a hot pennant race by acquiring three-time All-Star Freddy Sanchez from Pittsburgh for “pitching prospect Tim Alderson in 2009.” Sanchez had won the National League batting title in 2006. Sanchez had to change clubhouses to join his new team, which is in the thick of the NL wild-card race.  In a few hours he went from loser to winner.  The Pirates traded outfielder Jason Bay.  He went from loser to winner. In July of 2009 The Pittsburgh Pirates, swapped outfielders successive seasons, sending  starting left fielder Nyjer Morgan to the Washington Nationals. The Pirates, spurred to trade because their farm system has been unproductive, acquired Milledge and reliever Joel Hanrahan from the Nationals for the fleet Morgan and left-handed reliever Sean Burnett, a former first-round draft pick. H’mm where in the hell, sorry, I meant where in the world is Carmen San Diego.  Well, he is helping Joel Hanrahan get use to his new digs in “Beantown.” Speaking of Carmen San Diego what is “pitching prospect” Tim Alderson doing now days? Ya know the guy that they gave away Freddie Sanchez for.  Let’s hope the “philanthropic era” of the Pirates is over and that Pittsburgh “cooks what it keeps.” Another man who does it “his way” is the head coach for the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team Jamie Dixon. According to a press release by the university [Dixon stated that he intends to]; “finish his career at the University of Pittsburgh,” Jamie Dixon reinforced his commitment to Pitt last week when he signed a 10-year contractual agreement that runs through the 2022-23 season. Dixon owns the highest winning percentage in school history (.753) with a 262-86 record from 2003-13. He has led the Panthers to nine NCAA Tournaments in 10 seasons, the most NCAA appearances by a Pitt coach. “Pitt and Pittsburgh are home,” Dixon said. “My family and I feel blessed to be part of such a great institution and wonderful city. It is the people who truly make a place special. I could not be surrounded by better players, staff and administration. These aren’t just people I work for and with every day. First joining Pitt as associate head coach in 1999, Dixon has constructed one of the countries most successful and durable men’s basketball programs. Pitt is one of only seven teams nationally to advance to the NCAA Tournament in 11 of the past 12 seasons (2002-13). That elite group includes Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Michigan State, Pitt, Texas and Wisconsin.  I must be the first to congratulate Coach Dixon for his new deal but I must also reprimand the Panthers AD and the schools administration for signing such a tenuous long term agreement. In 1999 “little” Gonzaga advanced to the “Elite Eight” in the NCAA tournament by beating No. 7 seeded Minnesota in the1st round,  No. 2 seeded Stanford in the 2nd round and defeated No. 6 seeded Florida in the “sweet 16” round to advance to the final eight. The nickname of the Gonzaga b-ball team is the Bulldogs. From Dave Wannstedt to Todd Graham to whomever. The Pitt athletic department always seems to get bulldozed when it comes to these overpaid, underperforming coaches. Don’t get me wrong, Dixon is one of the best coaches in Pitt and NCAA history in regards to the “regular” season.” But we all understand that it is the post season that brings in the real dough…later(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at:  abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

‘This is where I want to stay!’ – Jesse Lingard determined to prove his worth at Manchester United

first_img Jesse Lingard Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard wants to stay and fight for a place in the first team next season, rather than go out on loan.Lingard enjoyed a successful loan spell at Derby last term and a number of Championship clubs are keeping tabs on the midfielder.But the 22-year-old is hoping he will do enough on United’s pre-season tour to persuade Louis van Gaal that he is worth keeping at Old Trafford.“The manager has not said anything to me at the moment regarding my future,” Lingard told Press Association Sport.“I am looking to stay for the first couple of months and see what it’s like.“Obviously I would like to stay for the rest of the season, this is my club. This is where I want to stay.”Lingard looked to be part of Van Gaal’s first-team plans last term, making his debut in the first game of the season against Swansea, but suffered a serious knee injury during the shock defeat and spent the next few months on the sidelines before joining Derby on loan.The England Under-21 international has gone the right way about impressing Van Gaal again this summer and is sure he can be of use to his manager this season.“The manager has been playing me off the right this time, and he said he would like to get two players for each position (this season),” he added.“The tour has been really good at the moment. I was (on loan) last year so it’s good to be back with all the lads and the backroom staff.” 1last_img read more

LADIES FOOTBALL: COMEBACK QUEENS AS MOVILLE GIRLS WIN ULSTER TIE IN STYLE

first_imgMOVILLE’S Minor girls are through the Ulster club semi-final after an excellent win over fancied Tyrone champions Errigal Ciaran today.The rain held off for most of the keenly-contested game in Moville this afternoon – and even the fog had lifted by the time the homeside had put the game beyond the visitor’s reach mid-way through the second half.It had all started so differently, Errigal racing into an early lead. There is little doubt the game changed however 20 minutes in when two of the visitors’ star players collided with each other and both left the field injured.Moville had their chances up until then but hit five wides in the first half and trailed 1-03 to 1-01 at the break.However the Moville girls came out all guns blazing and hit 1-10 to a point in the second half, the introduction of Niamh McDonald a key factor as she set up three scores and took one herself.Scores came from: Eimear McLaughlin(Pat) 1-4, Nicole McDerrmott 0-2, Emma Doherty 1-0, Carrigh McGuinness, Aisleen McGuinness, Sarah Jane McDonald, Niamh McDonald and Michelle Louge all 0-1 each.FINAL SCORE Moville 2-11 Errigal Ciaran 1-4 Advertisement LADIES FOOTBALL: COMEBACK QUEENS AS MOVILLE GIRLS WIN ULSTER TIE IN STYLE was last modified: November 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalErrigal CiaranMinor LadiesmovilleUlster Championshiplast_img read more

Angels rounding into form

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cabrera hit .379 for the Red Sox in last season’s American League Championship Series, a big part of Boston’s comeback from an 0-3 deficit on their way to the World Series title. Cabrera, a Gold Glove-caliber shortstop who owns his own clothing line and is part-owner of a professional team in his native Colombia, had been quiet in this series, going 1 for 7 before his critical at-bat in the seventh inning Wednesday. The inning began when Rivera hit a high bouncer to shortstop Derek Jeter. Rivera stumbled coming out of the batter’s box, then dived head-first into the first-base bag to beat the throw for an infield single. Steve Finley sacrificed pinch-runner Jeff DaVanon to second, and when pitcher Chien-Ming Wang’s throw to first was wide, Finley was safe as well. Adam Kennedy moved the runners to second and third with a sacrifice bunt, but Wang got Chone Figgins on a pop to shallow center. Up stepped Cabrera, who lined Wang’s first pitch, a 95-mph fastball up in the strike zone, to center field to score the go-ahead runs. Bengie Molina’s solo homer in the eighth upped the Angels’ lead to 5-2, giving Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez some breathing room in the ninth. Rodriguez gave up a towering home run to Jorge Posada to lead off the inning, but got the final three outs for his first postseason save. Angels starter John Lackey gave up two runs and five hits in 5 fr 2/3 innings and got the usual boost from the bullpen. Scot Shields got a big out to end the sixth, and Kelvim Escobar threw two scoreless innings to get the victory and set up the ninth for Rodriguez, who earned his first post-season save. The Angels made the most of their seven hits, including a solo homer by Juan Rivera that got the Angels on the scoreboard in the fifth inning. ANAHEIM – Orlando Cabrera is both substance and style, as quick with his wit as he is with his bat. On Wednesday night, in a game the Angels had to have, the shortstop gave the New York Yankees a little reminder of their biggest playoff collapse ever. Cabrera’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Angels the lead for good in their 5-3 victory in Game 2 of the American League division series before 45,150 at Angel Stadium, tying the best-of-five series at one game apiece. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday at Yankee Stadium. center_img The Angels trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the sixth when Yankees starter Wang got yet another ground ball. Of the 15 outs through five innings, 11 came on groundballs. But Cabrera’s chopper to third leading off the sixth was different. The ball tipped off the end of third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s glove for an error, and the Angels cashed in on it when Molina singled to center with two outs, driving in Cabrera from second and tying the game at 2. The Yankees held a 1-0 lead going into the fifth inning and got a rally started with Rodriguez’s one-out walk. Lackey got ahead in the count to Jason Giambi, 0-2, before Giambi ripped a line drive to right-center. Center fielder Finley was able to cut off the ball before it got to the wall and quickly fired it to the cutoff man Cabrera, holding Rodriguez at third. But second baseman Kennedy was backing up Cabrera on the play instead of covering second base, and a lumbering Giambi reached second without a play. Gary Sheffield followed with a chopper to third baseman Figgins, who got the out at first as Rodriguez scored to make it 2-0. Figgins saved a run when he dived and snared Hideki Matsui’s sharp grounder that appeared headed down the left-field line. Figgins’ throw to first was in the dirt, but first baseman Darin Erstad dug it out to end the inning. The Angels cut their deficit in half at 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth on Rivera’s leadoff homer, the Angels’ second of the postseason. In the sixth, Bernie Williams doubled with one out off Lackey and went to third when Jorge Posada grounded out to first on a nice play by Erstad. Lackey thought he was out of the inning when on 0-2 fastball appeared to clip the inside corner with Tino Martinez at the plate, but it was called a ball. Martinez eventually walked and Lackey was given the hook in favor of Shields. Shields, who made 24 pitches while throwing two scoreless innings in Game 1, needed two pitches to retire Derek Jeter on a force play and get out of the inning. Robinson Cano, whose three-run double sparked the Yankees to their Game 1 victory, got the Yankees started again Wednesday in Game 2. Lackey had retired the first four Yankees he faced before Matsui doubled with one out in the second inning. Cano, like he did Tuesday, went the other way with a line-drive double down the left-field line, scoring Matsui for a 1-0 lead. In the early innings, Wang was on his game. Each of the first nine Angels batters hit ground balls, two of them finding a hole and going into the outfield for singles. Thanks to an error by Cano in the second inning, which followed Erstad’s single to center, the Angels had a mild scoring threat with runners on first and second and two outs. But the inning ended as soon as Finley bounced into a 4-6 fielder’s choice. Cabrera’s popout to shallow right field to end the third marked the first time any Angels hitter hit the ball out of the infield on the fly. Defense behind Wang was the reason Yankees manager Joe Torre had Martinez at first base instead of Giambi. “If Wang is on his game, he’s going to get some groundballs,” Torre said before the game. “We figured if that’s going to be the case, we wanted to try to tighten up as best we can.” The Yankees also have done a good job against the Angels’ running game. The Angels, who led the American League with 161 stolen bases during the regular season, were 21 for 27 in stolen-base attempts during the regular season. In Game 1, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada was 1 for 2 throwing out Angels would-be basestealers, and Wednesday in Game 3, Kennedy was thrown out by Posada after Figgins swung and missed on the front end of a hit-and-run. “You have to look at the personnel you have,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said about his team’s offensive philosophy. “If we were six or seven deep with guys that have potential to hit 20 home runs (per season), we probably have a different style of baseball in place on the field. We don’t have that. So the only way for us really to balance the books a little bit on scoring enough runs is to get aggressive on the basepaths and maybe push the envelope a little bit.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Ingle Named Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week

first_imgIngle and the women’s basketball team are on the road this week at the Tulane Classic where they will face Auburn on Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. The Bulldogs will then face either Tulane or Eastern Washington the following day. Both contests will air on ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM Caitlin Ingle, a senior from Runnells, Iowa., has been named this week’s Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Drake Graduate and Professional Programs. About Drake Graduate & Professional ProgramsDrake University offers graduate and professional programs in business, law, health care, leadership, education, public administration, counseling, executive education, and communication. At Drake, students discover proven outcomes, flexible scheduling for working professionals, and career advancement. Learn more about how Drake’s graduate and professional programs can take your career to the next level at www.drake.edu/graduate Print Friendly Version Academically, Ingle holds a 3.84 grade point average as a psychology major. Ingle, a guard on the Drake women’s basketball team, helped lead Drake to an 81-76 victory over Iowa Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Knapp Center for the program’s first win in the in-state series since 2001.Ingle poured in a team-high 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting, including a three-pointer, along with handing out a game-high seven assists and pulling down three rebounds in 35 minutes. She also knocked down 5-of-6 free throws and on the year, she is shooting 95.2 from the line with just one miss. Ingle is also averaging a MVC-best 8.4 assists per game along with scoring 11.8 points per game. He 8.4 assists per game also rank second in the nation.last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Signs Three High School Standouts for 2019-20

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team has signed three high school student-athletes, Maggie Bair (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Sarah Beth Gueldner (Olathe, Kan.) and Taylor McAulay (Lino Lakes, Minn.) to National Letters of Intent for the 2019-20 season, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced Wednesday, Nov. 14.”We are thrilled to add these three women to our program,” Baranczyk said. “Not only are they talented but each bring their own individual skill sets and will continue to enhance our culture. All three are just the perfect fit.”Bair, a 6-3 power forward, from Glen Ellyn, Ill., helped lead Glenbard South High School to a third-place finish at the 2018 Illinois Class 3A State Championship. She was named to the 2018 All-USA Illinois Girls Basketball Second Team along with being selected all-conference for the third-straight season. Bair, who also played volleyball at Glenbard, added all-region honors her junior season. “Sarah Beth will begin her senior season as the Olathe Northwest’s all-time leading scorer and only 31 points away from eclipsing the 1,000-point mark. Sarah Beth has a sweet stroke from deep with one of the best mid-range games I have seen in 22 years of coaching boys and girls basketball. Honestly, I prefer layups & three-pointers, but her mid-range is as good as a layup. Because Sarah Beth can score from so many places, she is tough to guard. If you play her tight, she is crafty enough to draw fouls and shoot 90 percent from the free-throw line. She really enjoys her teammates and I believe she will blend in very well with the Bulldogs on and off the court next season.”                           Joel Brandtrom, Olathe Northwest High School Head Coach Print Friendly Version “We are so excited for Maggie to sign with Drake. I have known Maggie and her family forever and they are great people. Maggie’s resume is exceptional on-and-off the court, but who she is off the court is most impressive. We’re so proud of her and know that she will leave the same lasting legacy at Drake as she has with our program and to the younger girls. Maggie will be a great representative of Drake women’s basketball.”Brandon Ruggles, Illinois Mercury Coach Gueldner is a 5-9 guard from Olathe, Kan., who plays for Olathe Northwest High School. She is a three-year starter for the Ravens and is already the school’s career points leader. As a junior, Gueldner, who earned first team all-state and all-conference honors, set the school record for points in a season with 429 and three-pointers in a season with 48. Her father, Jeff, played basketball at the University of Kansas, where her older sister, Cameron is on the cross country and track and field teams. The final member of the 2019-20 class is McAulay, a 5-11 guard, from Lino Lakes, Minn. She is a three-year letterwinner for Centennial High School. McAulay was selected to the 2018 Minnesota Class 4A All-State team by the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association. She is a three-time North Suburban All-Conference selection. “Maggie is a great person, student and player who has great character. On the court, she can hit the three, put it on the floor or post up when she needs to. I am so excited for her to be at Drake and it means even more to me sending her to play for Jennie who I know so well from our time together at Iowa.”Morgan Kasperek, Glenbard South High School Head Coach What They Are Saying About The 2019-20 Drake women’s basketball signees…”Taylor is going to be a great fit at Drake. She is an outstanding shooter and scorer and will fit Drake’s system. Taylor has improved so dramatically over the last couple of years with her ability to finish with contact around the basket. The sky is the limit to how much better she can get in the next four years. I believe that Drake got an absolute steal as she out performed many players this past summer who are going to some big-time programs.”Nick Storm, Minnesota Fury Coachcenter_img “Taylor is a crafty lefty, who can slither in and out of tight spaces, finish at the rim and get out and run on the wing. Most importantly she is an awesome teammate. She has put in the work and has great family support. Taylor will be a great addition to Drake and we’re so excited for her college career and it will be fun to watch her.”Jill Becken, Centennial High School Head Coach “Taylor is another guard that can shoot, is a versatile scorer and a true competitor,” Baranczyk said. “She is a fearless guard that is willing to make big plays when the game is on the line.” “Maggie is long, athletic and versatile,” Baranczyk said. “She can score in a variety of ways.  She is a great leader that makes people around her better. On a personal note it has been great working with her high school coach (Morgan Kasperek) that was a former teammate of mine in college.” “Sarah Beth is a great shooter, but most importantly she is a great person and even better teammate who has a great and supportive family. She is an excellent student who exemplifies the quality traits we want from and teach our players in our program. Sarah Beth will bring all of that to Drake and we’re excited to have another player at Drake.”Gary Brown, Kansas Eclipse “Sarah Beth is a guard that can shoot, has a high basketball IQ and has great court vision,” Baranczyk said. “She understands the game of basketball and knows how to win.”last_img read more

REVEALED: BURGLARS TRY TO RAM GARDA DURING CRIME SPREE

first_imgExclusive: A CRAZED gang of notorious burglars tried to knock down a Garda during a crime spree across County Donegal.The officer was one of a number of dedicated Gardaí involved in a sustained late night operation over several hours to catch the gang.Details of the operation can be revealed for the first time today by Donegal Daily. It follows a burglary late on Thursday night near Glen as a gang in a northern-registered black hatchback.This vehicle was the subject of a community alert on Donegal Daily yesterday. The start of the registration is XIW.Although the car is a County Derry registration, the gang resides here in Donegal and is suspected of involvement in dozens of raids on homes and business premises over the past few months.A lone Garda managed to locate the latest car being used by the gang but as he approached on foot the driver – who had been hidden from view – suddenly accelerated towards him. The officer managed to get out of the way of the oncoming car and raise the alarm with colleagues.“He could have been killed,” said one source.What followed was a three hour search across north Donegal, involving high speed chases across a wide area, starting in Glen and going through Kilmacrennan and Churchill areas.The vehicle disappeared. At one stage Gardaí thought the gang may have crashed into a field.If you know anything about this gang, or know the whereabouts of the car which was used, then call Gardaí immediately. You can call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.If you see suspicious activity, call 999.REVEALED: BURGLARS TRY TO RAM GARDA DURING CRIME SPREE was last modified: March 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:burglarsCarrigartglenTrentnaghlast_img read more

Donegal man conquers popular climbing route Mont Blanc

first_imgMartin McGroarty, from Rinboy, Fanad, maybe the first Fanad man to have climbed Mont Blanc in the French Alps.Martin started the climb on Saturday morning, moving between camps to acclimatize to the altitude before arriving at the last tramstop and taking on the 4,809-metre summit. In Mont Blanc, researchers have warned that climbs that were once relatively straightforward have become more challenging because of the risk of falling debris.However, battling on, McGroarty made it to the top and planted the Donegal flag on Tuesday morning.He is currently on the way back down the mountain.Donegal man conquers popular climbing route Mont Blanc was last modified: July 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Y’s Guys Have a Marvel, Not Junk

first_imgThe Y chromosome is making a comeback.  It’s not junk, it’s an “evolutionary marvel.”Live Science had this to say: “The Y chromosome may have gotten a bad rap. Despite the claim that this male sex chromosome is mostly junk, new research suggests it’s actually a lean, mean, highly evolved machine for producing the fittest males possible.”What is said new research?  A study presented at a genetics conference last week disputed two claims: (1) that the Y chromosome is junk, and (2) that variation in the male sex chromosome is due to a few “alpha males” passing on their genes.  As for the latter, the study suggests more monogamy in human history than previously assumed; if anything females were more promiscuous.As for the junk myth, the article explained:The researchers’ models showed that evolution probably weeded out a lot of the variation that happened randomly throughout history. But evolution didn’t just cull harmful gene changes: it also reduced the variation in the one-third of the Y chromosome composed of highly repetitive strings of letters.Those strange regions don’t code for proteins, which carry out a gene’s instructions in the body, but Wilson Sayre’s results suggest they are probably doing something useful or evolution would have not have reduced how much variation they contain. Some scientists have suggested those regions prevent the Y chromosome from degenerating, but their exact purpose remains a mystery.Whatever mysteries remain, the new study counters earlier claims that men were on the way to extinction, genetically speaking.Let’s get this straight.  When the Y chromosome was junk, evolution was keeping junk around.  The new study claims that evolution produced a lean, mean, highly evolved machine.  When the Y was degenerate, evolution didn’t care to maintain it.  The new study claims that evolution engineers the Y to create the fittest males possible.  When there was variation, evolution varied it.  When variation was low, evolution cleaned it up.  Evolution wins!  No matter how opposite the claims, evolution can’t lose.For integrity in science, we don’t need old men like Darwin and his degenerate X-men spreading materialistic junk.  We need strong leaders who understand  design.  How about a new Y’s Men Christian Association. (Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more