FAU, N. Texas meet in CUSA quarters

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com SENIOR STUDS: North Texas has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Javion Hamlet, Umoja Gibson, Zachary Simmons and Deng Geu have collectively accounted for 64 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 72 percent of all Mean Green points over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Hamlet has either made or assisted on 50 percent of all North Texas field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 34 field goals and 25 assists in those games.UNBEATEN WHEN: The Mean Green are 9-0 when they record eight or more steals and 11-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Owls are 5-0 when they make 12 or more 3-pointers and 12-15 when the team hits fewer than 12 from long range.ASSIST RATIOS: The Mean Green have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Owls. North Texas has an assist on 35 of 70 field goals (50 percent) across its past three outings while Florida Atlantic has assists on 38 of 86 field goals (44.2 percent) during its past three games.STIFLING DEFENSE: North Texas has held opposing teams to 63.3 points per game, the lowest figure among all CUSA teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed Florida Atlantic (17-15, 9-10) vs. No. 1 seed North Texas (20-11, 14-4)Conference USA Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Thursday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the CUSA semifinals is on the line as Florida Atlantic and North Texas match up. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Jan. 11, when the Mean Green shot 57.1 percent from the field while holding Florida Atlantic to just 38.6 percent en route to an 81-58 victory. Associated Press center_img FAU, N. Texas meet in CUSA quarters March 12, 2020last_img read more

Allicock among big names expected for Terrence Alli National Open

first_imgGUYANA’S Pan American Games representative Keevin ‘Lightning’ Allicock will be amongst the big names expected for next weekend’s Terrence Alli National Open, which is billed for the National Gymnasium. The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) aims to send a large team to the Caribbean Boxing Championships this year and will use the November 1-3 event to select the team.Normally this event is held later in November, but according to GBA president Steve Ninvalle the team will have a lengthy encampment before travelling for the December 4-9 regional competition, which is scheduled for Trinidad.Guyana will expect stiff opposition this year since the regional body decided to invite four Latin American nations, including powerhouse Cuba, who have produced several world and Olympic champions. Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are also expected to field boxers for the event. Ninvalle said that next weekend’s competition would see over 50 boxers in action and it will be the first time since February (when he roughed up his T&T opponent at the Patrick Ford Memorial) that the 20-year-old Caribbean bantamweight champion Allicock would fight at home.It might take some time again for the ace boxer to fight on local soil, since according to Ninvalle, plans are being worked out to have him travel overseas for specialised training. In addition to Allicock, Caribbean champions middleweight ‘Dynamite’ Desmond Amsterdam and lightweight Jamal Eastman, known as ‘The Beast from Berbice’ will be on show. Eastman won the Caribbean title with a single punch that dropped his Trinidadian opponent last year in Guyana.An added attraction to next week’s competition is former Caribbean Champion light welterweight Colin ‘Superman’ Lewis who is likely to compete.The Guyana Defence Force boxers are the reigning champions of the National Open.Action punches off nightly at 19:00hrs. Entrance fee is $500 for stands and $1 000 for ringside.last_img read more

Sydney O’Hara blasts NCAA-record 4 home runs; Syracuse splits doubleheader at North Carolina State

first_imgSydney O’Hara’s four home runs led Syracuse (13-7, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) to an 11-5 win over North Carolina State (7-16, 1-1) in the second game of a doubleheader Friday afternoon in Raleigh. SU lost the first game, 3-0.O’Hara, out of the three-hole, blasted four home runs for eight RBIs, accounting for more than two-thirds of Syracuse runs. O’Hara is the first player in Syracuse history with four home runs in a single game, bumping her season total to five and her RBI total to 24.O’Hara is the only player in the NCAA this season with four home runs, tying an NCAA record. The four hits push O’Hara into first place on the team with a batting average of .484 and second in the ACC in home runs (five).N.C. State shut out the Orange in game one of the doubleheader. Alexa Romero took her third loss of the season, giving up two home runs to the Wolfpack. Syracuse managed only five hits in this game. Peyton Silverman struck out three in the complete game shutout.SU continues its first series of ACC play on Saturday afternoon against N.C. State. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 10, 2017 at 8:51 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edulast_img read more

Arsenal to host Aston Villa

first_imgBut Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says today’s visitors can still pose a big threat. Kick-off at the Emirates is at 1.30.The current incumbents of that precious fourth spot – Southampton – welcome Swansea in the day’s other game. Kick off at St. Mary’s is at 4. A win this afternoon would put Arsenal back in fifth place in the overall standings. The Gunners welcome Aston Villa to the Emirates in the lunchtime kick-off. Villa are by far the most goal-shy side in the league, having found the net just 11 times in 22 games. last_img

Work Permit Denial Jeopardize Onazi’s Move To Birmingham City

first_imgOgenyi Onazi’s move to English Championship club, Birmingham City, has been jeopardized by work permit denial.The Football Association (FA) turned down Onazi’s appeal for a work permit on Wednesday, following the initial rejection of his work permit application last week.The 24-year-old Nigerian, who has agreed personal terms with Birmingham City, played in over 80% of the Super Eagles of Nigeria games since his debut, winning the African Nations Cup in 2013.However, according to the BBC, the midfielder did not qualify for a work permit due to Super Eagles recent fortunes, having failed to appear in the last two editions of the African Nations Cup and not moving up the FIFA world rankings in the past two years.Onazi signed for Trabzonspor from Italian side, Lazio last year, scoring twice in 27 league appearances for the Turkish club. Relatedlast_img read more

Pariplay confirms content partnership with Betsson

first_img Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Submit Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Pariplay has announced a deal with Betsson, which will see the industry provider roll out its portfolio of online slot content across the Stockholm-based operator’s online casino offering.The deal, which follows on quickly from a similar agreement with Interwetten, was facilitated by Pariplay’s ongoing strategic partnership with iSoftBet, an existing software partner for Betsson.Pariplay and iSoftBet, a London-based online and mobile casino software provider, distribute each other’s content through their respective content aggregator networks, FUSION and Game Aggregation Platform.Games such as Atari Black Widow, The Magical Forest and The Three Stooges are now live on Betsson.com, alongside the Pariplay’s latest branded title Atari Asteroids and Betsson’s pre-existing suite of 400 video slot titles.Adrian Bailey, General Manager at Pariplay, said: “We’re delighted to see our slots portfolio offered to players at Betsson.com, a globally-recognized gaming brand.“As we bring new games to market in 2017 and beyond, we look forward to our content having a growing impact on the brand’s player acquisition and retention.”Pariplay aims to release further branded titles later in H1 2017, which includes two games based on Valiant Comics’ brands Bloodshot and Sharknado.Earlier this month, Betsson announced the launch of its third student training program, ’The Betsson Academy 2017’, which has been designed to find fresh future talent for its operations.last_img read more

Longtime NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

first_imgDavid Stern, who served exactly 30 years as NBA commissioner, died Wednesday afternoon. He was 77.Stern underwent emergency surgery in December after suffering a brain hemorrhage at a New York City restaurant but was not able to recover. He faced season-shortening lockouts in 1999 and 2011. He handed down the punishments for the 2004 “Malice at the Palace” brawl between the Pacers and Pistons. He instituted a controversial dress code ahead of the 2005-06 season, which some argue targeted black players and seeked to eliminate hip-hop culture from the league. In 2007, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges related to placing bets on games he officiated. SuperSonics fans were happy to see Stern hand the reins to Silver, six years after the franchise relocated to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder in 2008 — the same goes for Lakers supporters because Stern vetoed a Chris Paul trade as the de facto owner of the then-New Orleans Hornets in 2011.In true Stern fashion, he always forged ahead with tremendous confidence, even at moments of crisis. If he had any doubts about his ability to manage the league, he certainly never showed it, nor did he lose his passion for basketball.Stern handed the commissioner job to Silver on Feb. 1, 2014, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame later that year. He never strayed too far from the NBA, holding the title of commissioner emeritus until his death. Current commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement:”For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action. He was a mentor and one of my dearest friends.  We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the fundamentals — preparation, attention to detail, and hard work.”David took over the NBA in 1984 with the league at a crossroads. But over the course of 30 years as commissioner, he ushered in the modern global NBA. He launched groundbreaking media and marketing partnerships, digital assets and social responsibility programs that have brought the game to billions of people around the world.  Because of David, the NBA is a truly global brand — making him not only one of the greatest sports commissioners of all time but also one of the most influential business leaders of his generation.”Every member of the NBA family is the beneficiary of David’s vision, generosity and inspiration. Our deepest condolences go out to David’s wife, Dianne, their sons, Andrew and Eric, and their extended family, and we share our grief with everyone whose life was touched by him.”PHOTOS: David Stern through the yearsFrom 1984 to 2014, Stern oversaw the incredible financial growth of the NBA and helped turn basketball into a global sport, reaching 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. The league changed forever once it allowed professional stars to participate in the Olympics, putting the 1992 “Dream Team” on an international stage and inspiring a new generation of players.The NBA added seven teams in that 30-year span, and the Women’s National Basketball Association and National Basketball Development League (now G League) were created under Stern’s watch. He played a major role in the implementation of the salary cap, and the average NBA player salary jumped by nearly $5 million over the course of his tenure.While Stern was often viewed as a shrewd, defiant businessman and negotiator, he did show plenty of kindness and compassion, particularly toward one of the game’s greatest players.Stern was stunned by Magic Johnson’s 1991 announcement that he had contracted HIV. Rather than distance himself (and his league) from the Lakers legend, Stern stood by Johnson and worked to educate the general public on HIV and AIDS.Johnson retired prior to the 1991-92 season, but when his condition remained stable, he asked Stern if he could play in the 1992 All-Star Game since he was the leading vote-getter. Stern approved, and Johnson went on to win MVP honors. Stern embraced Johnson after the game and later called the moment his favorite All-Star memory.”Giving sweaty Magic Johnson a big hug right after he hit the last three, and still being able to hug him because he’s alive every time I see him, that is at the top of the list,” Stern said at the 2013 All-Star break. “And it will not easily be dislodged. Even though I do enjoy every All-Star [Game], that one will resonate for the rest of my life.”Like any pro commissioner, Stern also dealt with a number of controversies.last_img read more

Casey and Crookall-Nixon off to Sage Valley

first_img Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex) and Seb Crookall-Nixon (Workington, Cumbria), current and former national junior champions, will represent England Golf in the annual junior Invitational at Sage Valley in Georgia on 20th – 22nd April. Casey, 18,  (pictured) is the reigning English boy champion following his victory in the Carris Trophy at Broadstone last year. He also won the Duke of York Young Champions tournament and finished tied third on the Lagonda Trophy, and fourth in the Hampshire Hog and the Fairhaven Trophy. These fine performances helped him finish third on the 2011 Titleist/FootJoy EGU Boys Order of Merit for the second successive year, having finished runner-up in the Carris Trophy in 2010. A boy international, Casey is a member of the England A squad for 2012. Crookall-Nixon, 18, has enjoyed some remarkable successes since landing the McGregor Trophy, the English Boys under 16 Championship at High Post in 2008 as a 14 year old. He retained the title the following year at Radcliffe on Trent after which he was capped at boys level, having already represented England in under 16 matches. He helped Workington to win the Champion Club Tournament in 2009 and was a member of the Cumbria team in the Boys County Finals at Goswick the following year. In 2011, he won the Henriques Salver as the best under 20 player in the Brabazon Trophy, when he finished fourth overall, and this year was an England team member in the Costa Ballena Tournament. Last year was the first time the governing body of English amateur golf sent players to the United States’ event, which is played over 54 holes of stroke play and attracts an international field of players under 19 years of age. The 7,344-yard Tom Fazio-designed Sage Valley course lies a few miles from Augusta National, home of the Masters Tournament, and is constructed through 10,000 acres of forest. 19 Apr 2012 Casey and Crookall-Nixon off to Sage Valley last_img read more

Capel a winner in debut as Pitt tops Youngstown State 69-53

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson and Trey McGowens committed to Pittsburgh within a week of each other last spring, won over by new head coach Jeff Capel’s enthusiasm and hardly bothered by the prospect of trying to earn their way into the starting lineup.They spend copious amounts of time in the gym, determined to be part of the turnaround the Panthers have tasked Capel with orchestrating following the program’s freefall under former head coach Kevin Stallings.While the polish isn’t quite there, the effort certainly is. McGowens scored 17 points, Johnson added 16 points, six assists and five rebounds as Pitt pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Youngstown State on Tuesday night.“We’re young,” McGowens said. “So the biggest thing we’re going to learn from our mistakes, that’s the biggest thing. (Capel) talks a lot about playing with energy. We’re going to make mistakes but obviously we’re going to learn from them.”During one 10-second sequence in the first half Johnson blew a dunk, raced back on defense, grabbed a rebound and rather than flip the ball ahead to Kene Chukwuka for an easy layup took it up the floor himself. His attempt to wrap the ball behind his back ended up with the ball sailing out of bounds due to a turnover, and yet he remained in the game.“I think if you’re going to allow guys to have freedom then you have to allow them to make mistakes as long as they’re mistakes going hard,” Capel said. “We certainly made some mistakes and it wasn’t just those guys, it was everyone, it was me. But those guys were playing hard. You allow them to grow. You allow them to fix it.”Taking over a program that went 0-19 in the ACC last year, Capel cautioned it will take time for the Panthers to climb their way back into relevance in arguably the nation’s toughest conference. He stressed there are no shortcuts and his starting lineup may have indicated his commitment to a long-term rebuild, though the first step ended with Pitt picking up its first victory in 319 days.The Panthers sent three freshmen — Johnson, McGowens and Au’Diese Toney onto the floor — and Capel substituted liberally trying to get a feel for what he has on his hands.Malik Ellison, a transfer from St. John’s, scored 13 for Pitt as the Panthers used a 12-0 run early in the second half to take control after the Penguins briefly tied the game at 27. Chukwuka provided a jolt off the bench, finishing with seven points and eight rebounds.“He gave us energy,” Capel said. “That’s who Kene has been since I’ve been here. I thought his energy on both ends of the court helped us break the game open.”Kendale Hampton had 15 points off the bench for Youngstown State but the Penguins shot just 27 percent (18 of 67) from the field, including 8 of 38 3-pointers.Youngstown State actually had more turnovers (20) than made baskets. Pitt wasn’t much better for long stretches but was never threatened after a Johnson-fueled burst put the Panthers up double digits.“We had been averaging close to 35 or 40 (3-point attempts in scrimmages),” Penguins coach Jerrod Calhoun said. “If you make seven or eight more or even five more, it’s a different ballgame.”WILSON-FRAME OUTThe Panthers played without senior forward Jared Wilson-Frame, suspended one game for a violation of team rules.The absence of Wilson-Frame, the leading scorer last season on a team that went winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference, gave Capel a chance to experiment extensively with his lineup. Toney had 12 points and nine rebounds while starting in place of Wilson-Frame, though Capel said Wilson-Frame will be back with the team on Friday against VMI.EARLY AND UGLYThe college season started a week earlier than usual, and the rustiness showed. It wasn’t just the turnovers. Capel counted at least a handful of layups the Panthers missed and flow was hard to come by.“It was like going to the dentist,” Calhoun said. “It was painful to watch.”BIG PICTUREYoungstown State: The Penguins are in the midst of a rebuild of their own under Calhoun. Youngstown State has just four players back from a team that was 8-24 last season. Calhoun is committed to having his team chuck it from deep, though a couple more 8 for 38 performances might force him to reconsider.Pitt: Capel’s arrival brings energy and the schedule over the opening weeks isn’t exactly daunting. The Panthers don’t play a Power 5 team until facing Iowa in three weeks as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. By then Capel may have some semblance of a rotation.UP NEXTYoungstown State: Faces Akron in Cleveland on Saturday as part of the Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.Pitt: Welcomes Virginia Military Institute on Friday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens goes for a rebound against Youngstown State forward Naz Bohannon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)last_img read more

Novice and Pee Wee Grizzlies play first games of the season

first_imgVANDERHOOF, B.C. – Four of the Fort St. John Grizzlies Minor Lacrosse teams were in Vanderhoof this past weekend for their first road trip of the season.The Tyke Grizzlies played a pair of exhibition games against the host community, while the Midget team held a zone practice with other teams from across Northern B.C. Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association President Annika Hedican says that the Midget teams across Northern B.C. will be splitting up the players from Vanderhoof, as they don’t have enough players to field a team this season. The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab – Advertisement -The Grizzlies’ Novice and Pee Wee teams were also in action, and played their first league games of the season against teams from Mackenzie, Prince George, and Vanderhoof. The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Samantha Lucas The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Samantha Lucas The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Samantha Lucas The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Samantha Lucas The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Samantha Lucas The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Samantha Lucas The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Samantha Lucas The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Samantha Lucas The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Novice lacrosse team in their game against the PG Posse. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Fort St. John Tykes lacrosse team. Photo by Crystal Raab The Novice team went 0-2 over the weekend. Ethan Bilodeau had a pair of goals on Saturday afternoon against the host team, while Chaz Lucas had another goal and Kayden Raab tallied an assist in the team’s 8-3 loss. On Sunday, the Novice Grizzlies faced another tough opponent, the Prince George Posse. Bilodeau had a hat-trick, with Raab assisting on Bilodeau’s first of the game. Tiegan Chenier also scored unassisted but it wasn’t enough as the Grizzlies fell to the Posse 11-4. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Mackenzie. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Mackenzie. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Mackenzie. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Mackenzie. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Mackenzie. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Mackenzie. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in action against Mackenzie. File photo The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in action against Mackenzie. File photo The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Vanderhoof. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Vanderhoof. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Vanderhoof. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Vanderhoof. Photo by Kerrie Ferris. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Vanderhoof. Photo by Sam Lucas. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Vanderhoof. Photo by Sam Lucas. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Vanderhoof. Photo by Sam Lucas. The Fort St. John Pee Wee lacrosse team in their game against Vanderhoof. Photo by Sam Lucas. The Pee Wee Grizzlies played back-to-back games on Saturday afternoon. In their first game against Mackenzie, the team came out flying. Ian Johnson got things started for Fort St. John in the opening seconds with an unassisted goal, his first of five in the game. Gavin Adams scored a hattrick and added an assist. Both Carson Davis and Griffen McCue had two-goal games, with McCue also tallying an assist. Max Banack, Colton Bowler, Tyler Donald, and Chance Glazier all scored a goal each, with Banack, Bowler, and Glazier also getting helpers in a 16-3 rout of Mackenzie.The Grizzlies came right back out on the floor a couple hours later for their second game of the afternoon against Vanderhoof. Unfortunately, Fort St. John didn’t quite have the legs. Adams scored the Grizzlies’ lone goal in the second period, and Fort St. John fell to Vanderhoof 7-1.Advertisementlast_img read more