Moody Helps Iowa State Upend No. 8 Texas 58-57 – Yahoo Sports

The lead changed hands four times during the final six minutes. View gallery Texas guard Brianna Taylor, left, puts up a shot against Iowa State center Bryanna Fernstrom, right, Texas committed nine turnovers in the second half, including one by Brianna Taylor that gave Iowa State the possession on which Moody created the decisive lead change. But the Longhorns’ biggest problem might have been a penchant for fouling. Texas committed 15 fouls in the second half. Iowa State was in the bonus shooting free throws with 12:21 remaining. The Cyclones converted 11 of 16 free throws in the half, sub-par for a team that leads the nation in accuracy but sufficient against Texas. ”We were trying to attack,” Moody said.
Source: Moody helps Iowa State upend No. 8 Texas 58-57 – Yahoo Sports

Ukraine rebel offensive marks dangerous new stage in conflict – Yahoo News

A deadly rocket attack on the port city of Mariupol on Saturday highlighted a week-long rebel advance that has seen the separatists take the long-disputed Donetsk airport and pledge to conquer more territory. Rebels did not claim responsibility for the Grad and Uragan rockets that killed 30 people, but monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said they were fired from the direction of separatist-held areas. Mariupol is the last major city in the country’s two separatist provinces that is still controlled by Kiev, and rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko announced shortly after the rocket strikes that the insurgents were launching an offensive aimed at taking it. On Friday, he had ruled out peace talks and vowed to advance to the western border of the Donetsk region, a major industrial hub where rebels already control swathes of territory. “Now we have a very interesting marker coming up,” said Paul Quinn-Judge of the International Crisis Group think tank in Brussels. “Will the Russians rein them in?
Source: Ukraine rebel offensive marks dangerous new stage in conflict – Yahoo News

US condemns new separatist attack in Ukraine’s Mariupol, points finger at Russia | Fox News

Security measures in the city have been strengthened,” the council said in a statement, adding that no armed separatist units had been seen moving toward the city. Clashes were also taking place across the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where a separatist insurgency emerged in April. Fighting has also been intensifying recently for the government-held town of Debaltseve, 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Donetsk. Main roads into the town are under separatist control and it’s feared the Ukrainian forces stationed there could soon be fully surrounded. Responding to the attack upon Mariupol, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini urged Russia to use its influence over the separatist leaders to halt their offensive and to desist from providing military and financial support. Russia insists it does not support the rebels, but Western military officials say the sheer number of heavy weapons under rebel control belies that claim.
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