Utah Valley looks for home win vs Seattle

first_img February 6, 2020 Utah Valley looks for home win vs Seattle Associated Press BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Utah Valley’s Isaiah White has averaged 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds while TJ Washington has put up 13.4 points. For the Redhawks, Terrell Brown has averaged 19.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists while Morgan Means has put up 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.RAMPING IT UP: The Redhawks have scored 69.5 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 65.3 per game they managed against non-conference competition.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Brown has been directly responsible for 52 percent of all Seattle field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 38 field goals and 26 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Utah Valley is 0-9 when its offense scores 65 points or fewer. Seattle is a perfect 7-0 when it holds opponents to 64 or fewer points.PERFECT WHEN: Seattle is a perfect 6-0 when the team makes nine or more 3-pointers. The Redhawks are 5-12 when the team hits fewer than nine threes.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSeattle (11-12, 4-4) vs. Utah Valley (9-14, 3-5)UCCU Events Center, Orem, Utah; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Utah Valley looks for its fourth straight win over Seattle at UCCU Events Center. The last victory for the Redhawks at Utah Valley was a 73-62 win on Jan. 28, 2016. DID YOU KNOW: The Seattle offense has recorded a turnover on only 14.8 percent of its possessions, which is the third-lowest rate in the nation. The Utah Valley defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.8 percent of all possessions (ranked 283rd among Division I teams).___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.comlast_img read more

Real consolidate first place with 3-0 Alaves win

first_imgBy Richard MartinBARCELONA, (Reuters)-Real Madrid tightened their grip on top spot by beating Alaves 3-0 at home in La Liga on Sunday to provisionally move five points ahead of nearest challengers Barcelona despite coach Zinedine Zidane being forced to make changes in defence.Karim Benzema put Real ahead in the 31st minute while appearing to be offside in the build-up but Alaves still caused the leaders a few headaches before goals from Isco and Nacho in the 85th and 88th minutes sealed the points.Zidane told reporters he was happy with a clean sheet even if the final result somewhat flattered his side.Real lead the standings on 68 points although second-placed champions Barcelona, who have 63 also from 28 games, can peg them back when they visit Granada later on Sunday.Sevilla slipped out of the top three after being held 0-0 at home by struggling Sporting Gijon in the early game.Real were dealt an early blow when Raphael Varane had to go off with a hamstring problem in the 11th minute which forced Zidane to rejig his defence, moving Nacho to centre back and switching Danilo from right back to left back to accommodate substitute Dani Carvajal, who set up the breakthrough goal.Carvajal received a pass from Benzema on the right and cut inside to send the ball bouncing back to the Frenchman who lashed it into the net.Zidane had rested goalkeeper Keylor Navas, captain Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, and was missing Casemiro through suspension, but opted for a highly attacking formation.He started playmaker Isco in the midfield three behind his first choice attacking trio of Gareth Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.Alaves spurned two clear chances to level in the second half before Isco killed them off by smashing home a perfectly weighted pass from Ronaldo on the counter, while Nacho bundled in the third goal moments later, pouncing after Bale had smacked the crossbar from a free-kick.Zidane said that while his team underperformed in the second half their gruelling fixture list – they face eight more games in April – affected their ability to play well in every match.“We know we can always improve but when you play every three days you can’t always play 90 perfect minutes. We need to remember that being consistent will lead us to doing great things,” he told reporters.“We were the much better team in the first half, we made a great start but the second period was worse, we lost the ball a lot which we don’t usually do and you could say the scoreline is harsh on Alaves but it was vital we kept a clean sheet.”Sevilla dropped out of the top three for the first time since November after being held goalless by relegation-threatened Sporting Gijon, with the hosts dropping points for the fourth consecutive league game.last_img read more

Bounty GCC dethrone Hikers in Farfan & Mendes 1st Division hockey league

first_imgTHE annual Farfan & Mendes Men’s First Division League came to an end on Sunday last with an entertaining clash between top club sides Bounty GCC and defending champions Pepsi Hikers.With the two sides heading the points table by a large margin, Hikers only needed to secure a draw to emerge as league champions, since GCC trailed them by two points overall. GCC of course needed a win in their quest to regain the title that they last held in 2016.The match began on an even keel with both defences holding firm but GCC gained the slight edge in the midfield battle in the first quarter of play. After 22 minutes of skilful hockey, GCC’s midfielder Mark Sargeant managed to break the deadlock when he slammed a rebound past Christian Sumeer for the opener.The second half proved even more action-packed as Devin Hooper intercepted a loose clearance from the Hikers defence, nine minutes after resumption, and drilled the backboard for the second GCC goal.Despite the 0-2 deficit, Hikers were creating chances, mostly through the outstanding midfield creativity of Jamarj Assanah and the lurking presence of striker Aroydy Branford.Midfielder Andrew Stewart, however, was the one to pull Hikers back within one when a Branford shot was saved, but Stewart was there for the put back. GCC pushed further ahead through striker Kevin Spencer who received a slick pass from Meshach Sargeant that split the Hikers defence and took the score line to 3-1 in favour of GCC.Aroydy Branford turned half of a chance into a goal in the 58th minute when he received a long pass and in the blink of an eye sent a flick high into the GCC net. Down by 3 goals to 2, the Hikers threw everything forward and were rewarded with a penalty corner on the final buzzer.Fans held their breath as Hikers’ resulting shot swiped across the face of the GCC goal just wide of the left post leaving GCC to emerge victorious.Earlier in the day, Supernova swamped Saints 8-2 to secure third position in the league while Vintage defeated Old Fort 4-1 to secure the fourth position.Aroydy Branford of Pepsi Hikers received the Most Goals award for the league while Bounty GCC’s Kareem McKenzie received the MVP award.last_img read more

Transfer: Victor Moses at Inter Milan for Medical

first_imgHe featured 34 times in the league that term, scoring three times.Overall the pair worked together at Stamford Bridge for two seasons before Conte was sacked just two months after the end of the 2017-18 campaign. The last season saw them win the FA Cup too.Conte will be hoping the arrival of Moses can aid Inter’s title challenge as they look to usurp Juventus as champions of Italy. Juve (51 points) currently sit four points clear of second-placed Inter (47 points) after 20 matches apiece.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Moses’ reconciliation with Antonio Conte is nearing completion with the utility player arriving in Italy ahead of securing a loan move to Inter Milan.Videos of Moses in Milan surfaced on social media on Tuesday morning as he underwent a medical with the high-flying Serie A side.The 29-year-old is set to join on loan for the rest of the season with a view to making the deal permanent for £8.5million in the summer.He had initially arrived in the city on Monday night, having cut short his 18-month loan spell at Turkish side Fenerbahce.Moses is currently deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea and had spent the past 12 months plying his trade with Fenerbahce.However, he is set to be reunited with Conte at Inter after playing a key role in the Italian’s 2016-17 Premier League title triumph while in charge of Chelsea.last_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse beats Providence 84-59

first_img Related Stories ‘BRING ON GEORGETOWN’: Syracuse routs Providence 84-59 ahead of rivalry matchup with Hoyas Comments Published on February 20, 2013 at 9:45 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

No. 1 Syracuse falls to Louisville in ACC tournament semifinals

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ All the week leading up to Syracuse’s match with Louisville on Friday, the Orange talked about wanting to get revenge for its most disappointing loss of the regular season.But Syracuse, which had faced only three deficits all season, found itself down two goals in the second half, needing its biggest uphill climb of the season.“Unfortunately we dug ourselves a hole tonight that we couldn’t quite dig ourselves out of,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “…That second goal was an important one for them.“That second goal really kind of gave us a kick in the backside.”Finding a handful of quality opportunities, No. 1 Syracuse (15-3-1, 5-2-1 Atlantic Coast) couldn’t find the back of the net when it needed to, and was eliminated in the semifinals of the ACC tournament after losing to No. 19 Louisville (10-6-3, 4-3-1) 2-1 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse outshot the Cardinals 7-5, but despite the numerous chances that the Orange was afforded, it continuously came up short. Just seconds before the final buzzer sounded, a shot off the post was inches away from being an equalizer.“We did create good chances in the first half, but couldn’t capitalize them,” McIntyre said. “We got back in there after Alex (Halis)’s goal and huffed and puffed until the end but just couldn’t get over the finish line.”In the 23rd minute, Halis scooted the ball past a defender to the left of the goal and powered a shot that was blocked away by Cardinals goalkeeper Joachim Ball.Later in the first half, a crossing pass to Korab Syla was set up perfectly for a goal. But again, Ball was in proper position, and SU’s junior midfielder walked away with his head in his hands.Cardinals forward Will Vitalis scored on a deflection with just over three minutes to play in the first half, and it was a lead that Louisville wouldn’t relinquish.“The game was disjointed, there wasn’t a real flow to it,” McIntyre said. “And that was credit to Louisville who had the one goal and was kind of just breaking up the game.”The lead was stretched to 2-0 in the 65th minute, when Tim Kubel crossed a header to Daniel Keller who would have scored had it not been for Ricardo Velazco, who tipped it in as the ball was about to cross the line.Syracuse hadn’t faced a two-goal deficit all season. It lost to Notre Dame 1-0 on Sept. 13. And it lost to the same Cardinals over a month later in overtime. Against Boston College, the Orange came back from a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1. But in an 18-game span, the Orange had never been out of a game quite like it was on Friday.Even though Halis scored off a rebound on a kick from midfielder Liam Callahan with 13 minutes remaining, the damage had already been done.A late offsides call with a minute to go sealed the game and the Orange’s ACC tournament fate. McIntyre said it’s hard to put this game in the context of a bigger picture because of how disappointing it was, but he did acknowledge that there is more important soccer to be played.“You’ve got to be prepared to put all your chips on the table,” McIntyre said. “You’ve really got to invest and lay everything on the line. And so when you do that and don’t win, it’s tough.“We’ll see how everything falls into place.” Comments Published on November 15, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Students celebrate Black History Month

first_imgFifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. led the country toward racial and economic equality in the March on Washington, the Black Student Assembly will hold the March on Trousdale today to illuminate the present-day progress that needs to be made.Cultural outreach · Roland Buck III, a student worker in the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, oversees and completes office tasks Monday afternoon at the center’s front desk. The CBCSA was renamed in 1997 from the Black Student Services Department, which opened in 1977. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanLamar Gary, the executive director of the Black Student Assembly, believes the march will be a meaningful moment for all students on campus.“The March on Trousdale is supposed to bring to light the March on Washington and what it meant to the community,” Gary said. “We’re focusing on the present and the future.”The march, which will begin at the Gavin Herbert Plaza and conclude in front of Tommy Trojan, aims to bring awareness to issues concerning the black student population and other cultural centers on campus. The full version of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech will also be played.The march is part of BSA’s Black History Month initiatives. Black Student Assembly leaders hope it will add to the history of black students on campus by amplifying the voice of those students on campus.“We’re looking at people in the past to empower us to be the creators of change,” Gary said, “and educate people who have no clue about our history beyond what they were taught in elementary or high school.”This past month, the BSA held events to build close ties among the black student population. In conjunction with the African-Americans in Health, the organization held a blood drive on Thursday. The BSA also launched a video series of students recalling their most memorable moments related to black history and screened The Central Park Five, a documentary that examined the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. The BSA also held college fairs and programs on the weekends to bring students from the community this month.These events are fitting considering the black community at the university has a long history of serving the surrounding community and being politically active.Somerville, the special interest floor for black students that opened in 1995 in Fluor Tower, was named after the first black student who entered the dentistry school in 1903. John Alexander Somerville and his wife Vada were dedicated to serving the black community both professionally and socially. Rev. Thomas Kilgore Jr., a civil rights leader and longtime pastor of the oldest African-American Baptist church in Los Angeles, founded USC’s Black Alumni Association in 1976. Kilgore also helped organize the historic 1963 March on Washington, according to the Los Angeles Times.Executive Director of the Black Alumni Association Michele Turner attended USC in the late 1970s and early 1980s. During that time, Turner said the black population at the university was 11 percent. For the incoming class of the fall 2012, black students made up just 4.6 percent of the student body.Turner believes the bond among black students was stronger when she was a student at USC.“Because of our solidarity, it didn’t take an initiative to bring us together,” Turner said. “That closeness is something that doesn’t go away. My wish truly is for students today to have those relationships and network because it’s an amazing feeling.”In 1967, the Black Student Union, the predecessor to the Black Student Assembly, was founded. Its stated mission was to expand the realm of possibilities for black students by making USC more accessible.“The early BSU did what it had to do whether people agreed with it or not,” Turner said. “Black students on campus were fighting racism on a much bigger degree than people remember. Maybe that’s what progress allows — you don’t have to be at a heightened sense because work has been done.”Turner noted that during the late 1970s, many student organizations were created by and targeted toward black students. For example, AllUsWe was a publication that focused on issues pertinent to black students and campus life.As Black History Month has evolved over time, the organizations that serve black students on campus have changed as well. In 1997, the Black Student Services Department was renamed the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs. The department focuses on exposing the university and surrounding community to black culture.CBCSA director Corliss Bennett-McBride expressed optimism about the progress of the cultural centers and organizations that attend to the needs of the current student body.“Very progressive leaders are taking the BSA to the next level,” Bennett-McBride said. “The students are starting to get back to that progressive nature.”Bennett-McBride also noted that though their goals and interests change, the spirit of students largely remains unchanged.“[The March on Trousdale] is appropriate because of the anniversary of the March on Washington,” Bennett-McBride said. “BSA leadership and students within the organization are back to that hunger for doing something and seeking progression. It’s nice to see that because it was kind of lost for a while.”Jason Sneed, the assistant director of the BSA, said emphasizing mentorship programs with prospective students and educating USC students will benefit the entire student body.“I personally feel like I’m around the next era of people who will change history,” Sneed said. “We’re focusing on tomorrow because we’re in a completely different time. We’re not fighting for civil rights anymore, but we’re fighting for a level playing field.”BSA leaders are optimistic about the march. They believe the message is universal and will bring the Black History Month celebration to a meaningful conclusion.“We want to acknowledge history, but also focus on the present and future, because that’s what we can change,” Gary said. “We hope people make efforts and take the steps to inspire change — that is the whole goal of Black History Month.”last_img read more

Chivita Supports Youth Development through Sports

first_imgIn furtherance of its continued support for sports and commitment to youth development in Nigeria, Chi Limited recently participated in the finals of the just concluded Lagos State Principal’s Cup.Renowned to be one of the biggest grassroots football competitions in Nigeria, the tournament comprises inter-secondary school soccer amongst schools in Lagos. Shola Olaogun, a student of Onitolo Grammar School, Surulere Lagos, thanked the management of Chi Limited for also identifying with the Lagos State Principals’ Cup and the opportunity it brings. According to Chi Limited’s head of Marketing, Probal Bhattacharya, “for us at Chi Limited, we recognize the power of sports for social good. Our support for sports in Nigeria is predicated on its hugely positive impact on development goals including improving health, education and community cohesion as well as communicate important messages to a range of different audiences.Through our flagship brand Chivita 100 per cent fruit juice, we shall continue to offer refreshment and nourishment necessary for youth development and sports”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mike Williams status for Chargers’ opener in doubt

first_img WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 06:07 IST Mike Williams Status For Chargers’ Opener In Doubt It wouldn’t be a Los Angeles Chargers training camp without an injury to a top player. This time, wide receiver Mike Williams is hurt LIVE TV FOLLOW US It wouldn’t be a Los Angeles Chargers training camp without an injury to a top player. This time, wide receiver Mike Williams is hurt.Coach Anthony Lynn didn’t put a timetable on when Williams would be able to return and tried not to speculate on his status going into the scheduled Sept. 13 opener at Cincinnati.“He’s going to be out for a while. I would hope he could return for the opener but I don’t know right now,” Lynn said Tuesday.This is the first time in recent years the injury bug has hit one of the team’s offensive skill position players. Defensive end Joey Bosa (2018) and safety Derwin James (2019) missed openers with foot injuries.Williams sprained his right shoulder on Sunday when he landed awkwardly while trying to dive for a ball. He posted his first 1,000-yard season last year (49 receptions for 1,001 yards) and led the league with a 20.4 yards-per-catch average. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound receiver presents matchup problems downfield and tied for the league lead with eight receptions over 40 yards.Williams’ absence would be a setback for Tyrod Taylor, who takes over as the Chargers’ starting quarterback. Without Williams, Los Angeles would be more reliant on screen passes to running back Austin Ekeler and working the middle of the field with tight end Hunter Henry.Williams, who is going into his fourth season, and Keenan Allen are the Chargers’ two most experienced receivers. After that, it falls off precipitously. Darius Jennings is going into his fourth season but was utilized mostly as a returner the past two seasons with Tennessee. He has 27 career receptions. Jason Moore had two catches as a rookie last season while Jalen Guyton and Tyron Johnson spent most of last year on the practice squad,Los Angeles also drafted Joe Reed in the fifth round and KJ Hill in the seventh.NOTES: Lynn said the Chargers are not in the market for a safety despite Baltimore releasing Earl Thomas. Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley was Thomas’ coordinator his first three years in the league. … C Mike Pouncey is back with the team after missing a couple days due to a family matter. Lynn said that Pouncey has been attending team meetings but did not say when he would return to the field.Image credits: AP center_img First Published: 26th August, 2020 06:07 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written Bylast_img read more

Racing Post revamps football display window ahead of Russia 2018

first_img Share In time for World Cup 2018, the Racing Post has relaunched its new ‘Football Tipster Display’ window, fully revamped for retail betting environments and developed to drive consumer engagements with client football markets.Racing Post’s B2B division states that the new tipster display window will be the perfect companion for retail bookmakers handling heightened football action during Russia 2018.Redeveloping its football market display for modern retail consumers, the Racing Post seeks to engage betting shop punters with live opinions and information on football markets.The new window can be configured to show information including Key Stats, Predictions, Spotlights, Form, Team News and the Racing Post Verdict.Furthermore, Racing Post clients will be able to adapt the Football Tipster Display to show certain matches and utilise the content for their most relevant to their offering.For punters, the new window allows for greater functionality through its custom view format, which can display multiple tips betting markets on a single screen.In addition, the new window will be able to ‘summarise coupons’, helping in-store customers build bets and accumulators.Beyond Russia 2018, the Racing Post details that its Football Tipster Display will cover 20 football competitions including the English Premier League, La Liga. UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Submit Related Articles Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Share Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more