Texas State looks to sweep CCU

first_imgSENIOR STUDS: Coastal Carolina’s DeVante’ Jones, Tommy Burton and Tyrell Gumbs-Frater have combined to account for 49 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 54 percent of all Chanticleers points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Jones has directly created 45 percent of all Coastal Carolina field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 23 field goals and 11 assists in those games.YET TO WIN: The Bobcats are 0-7 when they allow 68 or more points and 14-2 when they hold opponents to anything under 68 points. The Chanticleers are 0-8 when they score 68 points or fewer and 12-3 when they exceed 68.WINNING WHEN: The Chanticleers are 5-0 when they make 11 or more 3-pointers and 7-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Bobcats are 5-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 9-9 on the year otherwise.DID YOU KNOW: Coastal Carolina is rated second among Sun Belt teams with an average of 78.2 points per game. February 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTexas State (14-9, 7-5) vs. Coastal Carolina (12-11, 5-7)HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Texas State goes for the season sweep over Coastal Carolina after winning the previous matchup in San Marcos. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 9, when the Bobcats forced 18 Coastal Carolina turnovers and turned the ball over just eight times en route to the 78-66 victory. ___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.comcenter_img Associated Press Texas State looks to sweep CCUlast_img read more

Pakistan mark cricket’s return with series win

first_imgPAKISTAN came out on top in their three-match series against the World XI thanks in part to Ahmed Shehzad’s 55-ball 89.Ahmed Shehzad was in prolific form as Pakistan secured a historic 2-1 series triumph over the World XI with a 33-run victory in the final Twenty20 in Lahore.After falling short of fifties in the opening two T20s, Shehzad recorded a 55-ball 89 as Pakistan set an imposing target of 184 in the deciding match of their first series on home soil since 2009.The right-hander was run-out before he could get to triple figures, with Sri Lankan Thisara Perera once again impressing by returning figures of 2-37 and scoring 32 runs off just 13 balls in a brilliant cameo.However, his efforts were insufficient as the tourists came up short, Rumman Raees (1-20) and Hasan Ali (2-28), who replaced Sohail Khan in the line-up, restricting them to 150-8.Pakistan made an electric start as Shehzad and Fakhar Zaman (27) piled on 51 runs during the powerplay, the latter crunching the game’s first six off Thisara.Ahmed Shehzad slaps one square. (AFP)However, their partnership was broken for 61 when Darren Sammy deflected a shot from Shehzad onto the stumps to run out Fakhar at the non-striker’s end.Shehzad stepped the attack up another notch as he made a mockery of Ben Cutting’s bowling at the death – the Australian’s overs going for 26 runs – with three successive sixes before being run-out.Thisara removed Babar Azam (48) and Imad Wasim (0) in the final over, but Shoaib Malik launched two sixes for an unbeaten 17 off seven balls.Tamim Iqbal (14) sent Wasim for 13 runs in the opening over but was beaten by a low delivery from Usman Khan in the next set of six.Things got worse for the tourists when Hasan tempted an inside edge from Cutting (five) and the indecision of captain Faf du Plessis (13) resulted in Hashim Amla’s promising start of 21 being cut short.The World XI looked off the pace until Thisara matched Shehzad with three straight sixes off Shadab Khan (0-34), but the run rate dropped far below what was needed to upset the fervent home crowd. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS2 Game 7s in Western Conference semifinalsEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Friday’s NHL playoff schedule features two deciding games, one in each Western Conference semifinal series. September 4, 2020 Associated Press The Colorado Avalanche are heading to a Game 7 with Dallas after trailing 3-1 in the series, and the Vancouver Canucks have erased the same deficit against the Vegas Golden Knights. Goalies Michael Hutchinson of Colorado and Thatcher Demko of Vancouver deserve significant credit for that. Hutchinson, the Avalanche’s third-string goalie, has made two NHL playoff starts and has two wins. On the line in Game 7 is a trip to the Western Conference finals. The Stars haven’t been there since 2008. The last time the Avalanche went to the conference finals was 2002.NBA PLAYOFFSHeat have Bucks in serious trouble going into Game 3LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are facing a pivotal Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the rolling Miami Heat. The top-seeded Bucks have dropped the first two games to the fifth-seeded Heat, marking just the fifth time this season that they’ve had a multi-game losing streak. The only time a No. 5 seed has led 2-0 in any series other than a first-round matchup was in the 1994 West semifinals when fifth-seeded Utah won the first two games against eighth-seeded Phoenix.center_img NEW YORK (AP) — Play is underway in third-round matches on Day 5 at the U.S. Open.Past champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are among those scheduled to play in Arthur Ashe Stadium Friday.Osaka will face Marta Kostyuk to begin the day session in the tournament’s main arena.The top-seeded Djokovic will bring a 28-match winning streak, including 25-0 this season, into his night match against Jan-Lennard Struff. After rain Thursday night suspended play on the courts without a roof, the weather is much better — sunny with the temperature around 80 degrees. Elsewhere in the majors:— Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish, August’s NL Pitcher of the Month, tries to win his seventh straight decision when he faces Jack Flaherty and the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. NL Central-leading Chicago opens an eight-game homestand, hoping to increase its lead over second-place St. Louis.— The Astros will see how second Jose Altuve’s knee is feeling, a day after he made an early exit. Altuve was replaced Thursday a couple innings after sliding hard into third base. The team said he had discomfort in his right knee and would get an MRI. The All-Star is struggling this season, batting just .224.TENNIS-US OPENDay 5 gets underway Also Friday night, the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers meet fourth-seeded Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. The Rockets’ debut of their small-ball style was a big success when they beat the Lakers 121-111 in Los Angeles on Feb. 6 behind 41 points from Russell Westbrook. Now they have to see if their lineup, all 6-foot-8 or shorter, can beat LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the bigger Lakers four times.MLB-SCHEDULE A’s get back in actionUNDATED (AP) — The AL West-leading Athletics play Friday night for the first time since last Saturday, when they were swept in a doubleheader at Houston. Oakland returns to the Coliseum as Jesús Luzardo faces Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres. A’s pitcher Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston, where he received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week. General manager David Forst said Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list.last_img read more

Visuals from Syracuse’s 2-0 loss to Virginia

first_img Published on September 22, 2018 at 12:02 am Contact Max: mefreund@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Syracuse has now gone more than 700 days without an ACC win after losing 2-0 to Virginia on Friday night at SU Soccer Stadium. UVA (4-0-2, 1-0-1 Atlantic Coast) attempted seven shots with only two on target, both less than the Orange (3-3-0, 0-2-0). But the Cavaliers made both of their on-target shots and that was enough to beat Syracuse.last_img

Epic announces the 2019 Fortnite World Cup

first_imgIn the middle of Fortnite’s ProAm event at E3, Epic Games announced esports plans for its booming battle royale game.The Fortnite World Cup will be coming in 2019 as the culmination of Fortnite esports. The $100m (£74m) announced last month will be split between community-run, online and major events. Epic made sure to point out anyone and everyone can play in qualifying matches, as it will not be selling franchise spots in a league or guaranteeing positions in qualifiers to any organisations and won’t allow third-party organizers to do so either.No further word on when qualifying matches will take place but it will be focused on solos and duos.While the game has been in development for the better part of seven years it wasn’t released until paid early access in July 2017, then free to play early access in September. Along with the battle royale genre in general, Fortnite has gained popularity thanks to content creators like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.It’s been barely one month since Epic announced it will be providing $100m in prize pools for the first year of Fortnite esports. This astronomical number is not only the largest prize pool in esports history but overshadows prize pools in every major esports in 2017 combined. With the competitive nature surrounding the game, fans have been begging for an esports structure. The first iteration of esports was at a community event at DreamHack Summer 2017 and the Ninja Vegas event in April. Besides those two, weekly community events are held such as the UMG Keemstar Fortnite Fridays, but as custom servers are not accessible the format is essentially based on kills in squad games.Regardless of the lack of esports structure major organisations are catching onto the trend of Fortnite and have been putting their faith in players that stand out in preparations of the impeding esports structure. Organisations like Team SoloMid, FaZe Clan and Team Liquid have all signed teams in the past couple of months.Esports Insider says: It’s an exciting time for Fortnite esports as this is certainly something Epic has been working on for quite some time. The original announcement stated Epic would be doing something completely different and unexpected and they certainly delivered. It goes to show how much Epic cares about its players by also guaranteeing it won’t be selling or franchising positions to any organisations either. We can’t wait to see these qualifying tournaments as we already know players are hungry for competition. Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, May 8, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, May 8, 2014•8:24 a.m. Officers Assisted an Outside Agency in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7:30 a.m. Kayla L. Compton, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with two counts of dogs at large.•11:51 a.m. Non-Injury accident 9th and B, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Kendall C. Roberson, 20, Wellington and Charles F. Stonehocker, 90, Wellington.•11:51 a.m. Kendall C. Roberson, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with failure to yield right of way.last_img read more

Alabama kicker tweets heartfelt apology to fans after missed field goal vs. Auburn

first_imgThe Tweet is up, and it’s good.Alabama kicker Joseph Bulovas was having a pretty good Saturday: he was 6 for 6 on extra points and nailed a 43-yarder, keeping the Tide step-for-step with the Tigers. With just over two minutes left in the game, Bulovas had an opportunity to tie it up with a 30-yard field goal, and he bonked it off the left upright, effectively giving Auburn the victory. After reflecting on the game, I just wanted to express my apologies to the entire Crimson Tide nation. Nobody was more disappointed than myself. Regardless of the circumstances, that is a kick I should make in my sleep and nobody is as big of a critics as I am of myself. To the fans, my coaches, and my teammates; I promise you will never see a guy work as hard as I will for the entirety of my career because I owe that to all of you. I refuse to let this be anymore than a bump in the road and I’m confident I will come back better because of it. I wear my emotions on my sleeve and this one was hard to take to say the least, but I have confidence in this team and myself and that’s what’s motivating going forward. I have and will always give it everything I’ve got for this team which is something that will never change. God Bless and Roll Tide.-Joseph BulovasAt least one man supports Bulovas, and that’s the head man at Alabama, Nick Saban. Saban voiced support for Bulovas following the loss:”Joe’s play is just one play, one play doesn’t win or lose the game,” Saban said. “There were a lot of other plays that put us in the situation we were in. I know nobody feels worse about it than Joe, he’s a great young man.”Fans of the Tide took to Twitter on Saturday, criticizing and attacking the sophomore kicker. The 48 points given up by the Tide’s defense had nothing to do with it, though. Well, Bulovas thought a lot about it, and on Tuesday, he penned an apology to Alabama fans for the flub.MORE: Auburn slammed with big fine following field-storming celebration vs. AlabamaCrimson tide, pic.twitter.com/heDDSq5iTZ— Joseph Bulovas (@JosephBulovas9) December 2, 2019The letter reads:last_img read more

Road to Frisco: FCS Championship on Jan. 6

first_imgSeven Year ItchWith James Madison winning the title last January and North Dakota State claiming the previous five national championships, it’s been seven years since neither of the two 2018 championship game participating schools were playing in Frisco in early January. The last time neither of the teams were featured at the FCS championship game was the 2010 season’s championship on January 7, 2011, when Eastern Washington defeated Delaware 20-19. That contest was the first time the game was held in Frisco and hosted by the Southland Conference, the City of Frisco, and Hunt Sports Ventures.In late 2016, the NCAA agreed to a four-year extension to continue holding the Division I Football Championship title game at Toyota Stadium, keeping the championship game in Frisco through 2020. Game CallsThe championship will telecast live on ESPN2 starting at 11 a.m. CT. Two-time Emmy Award winner Dave Neal will have the play-by-play call, while former NFL and University of Georgia standout Matt Stinchcomb will handle analyst duties. Longtime ESPN college sports broadcaster Quint Kessenich is the sideline reporter.Westwood One will provide the nationwide radio broadcast, available via westwoodonesports.com, the TuneIn mobile app and SiriusXM channel 84. Stingy DuoJames Madison is ranked number one nationally in scoring defense while North Dakota State is the second-ranked team in all of FCS. The Dukes forced an eye-popping 10 turnovers in last week’s contest – six interceptions and four fumble recoveries, both season highs. The six picks matches a 44-year old program record from when JMU competed at the Division III level. Last Friday, the Bison held Sam Houston State to a season-low 13 points after the Bearkats entered the game leading the FCS in scoring offense. Game OfficialsA crew from the Southland Conference will officiate the game as well as handle replay officiating. This year will mark the second time in four years that Southland officials receive the honor to work the national championship game. How They Got HereThe Dukes extended their consecutive game-winning streak to 26 with a 51-16 drubbing of South Dakota State last Saturday. JMU began its playoff march to Frisco on Dec. 2 with a 26-7 victory over Stony Brook followed by a nail-biting 31-28 win over Weber State on Dec. 8. Meanwhile, North Dakota State advanced to the championship after upending Sam Houston State 55-13 on Friday. The Bison’s return to Frisco began with a 38-3 toppling of San Diego on Dec. 2, followed by a 42-10 walloping of Wofford on Dec. 9. Thursday, Jan. 4Noon – NDSU Interviews – Toyota Stadium, Practice Field 712:30 p.m. – Media Luncheon – Toyota Stadium, Winners Club1:15 p.m. – JMU Interviews – Toyota Stadium, Practice Field 25:15 p.m. – Miracle League Community Outreach Activity – Frisco Paint Ball7 p.m. – Great Texas Barbecue Bowl – Main Event Friday, Jan. 58:30 a.m. – Championship Banquet (breakfast) – Frisco Conference Center3 p.m. – Home Team Press Conference – Toyota Stadium, Media Operations Room4 p.m. – Visiting Team Press Conference – Toyota Stadium, Media Operations Room5 p.m. – VIP Reception – Toyota Stadium, Winners Club6 p.m. – STATS FCS Awards Banquet – Frisco Conference CenterSaturday, Jan. 69 a.m. – NCAA Tailgate Town – Toyota Stadium North Concourse11 a.m. – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Toyota Stadium Coming in HotJames Madison (14-0) is looking to win its 27th straight game and second consecutive national championship. The Dukes rolled through the regular season with an 11-0 record, beginning the year with a 34-14 win at East Carolina. Before Weber State put up 28 points in the FCS quarterfinals, JMU had not given up more than 14 points in a game all season.North Dakota State (13-1) saw its only blemish of the season come in a 33-21 loss at South Dakota State on Nov. 11. Besides that, the Bison put together a perfect season, including regular-season wins over No. 6 Eastern Washington, No. 8 Youngstown State, No. 10 Western Illinois, No. 25 Northern Iowa, No. 10 South Dakota at No. 21 Illinois State.  One versus TwoAfter beginning the playoffs on Nov. 25 with 24 teams competing for the opportunity to play in the NCAA Division I Football Championship in Frisco, the final game matchup is set. The bracket held form as defending national champion and No. 1 seed James Madison is set to square off against No. 2 seed North Dakota State.Click here for the complete tournament bracket. Tough TicketThe general public ticket allotment sold out shortly after going on sale in August. NCAA Experience ticket and hospitality packages are still available via the NCAA Ticket Exchange. To keep up to date regarding future ticket opportunities, sign up here. Revenge-Minded BisonThe Dukes’ 27-17 win over the Bison in Fargo, ND, in last year’s semifinal round ended a streak of five straight national championships and Frisco appearances for NDSU. The loss snapped the Bison’s 22-game postseason winning streak and was the first home playoff loss since the 1991 Division II first round. Live From FriscoESPNU will air a live half-hour pregame show from Frisco and Toyota Stadium immediately preceding the ESPN2 television broadcast. Championship Week EventsAll times are CTlast_img read more

Willian gives Arsenal a transfer boost as he denies Spurs talks

first_imgCHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues newsBut the latest news will give the Gunners a boost having appeared to have fallen behind their bitter rivals in the race to land the Brazilian.They were said to be leading the way at the end of April and now appear to be back in the hotseat.But if Willian is seen to be dragging his heels, that will not impress Gunners boss Mikel Arteta who warned yesterday he is not interested in players who hesitate over joining his club.In an interview with Ian Wright on Adidas UK’s Twitter account, he said: “Everybody wants to come here and we have a really clear idea of what we are.2MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”It doesn’t need much convincing and if they do, for me it’s not a good starting point.”If I have to convince a player to stay or to join us. To Arsenal? It holds me back a little bit.”Willian has said that should the season be extended beyond his contract he will stay and see out the campaign because of his “loyalty” to the Stamford Bridge outfit.Willian completely denies rumour that Mourinho has been in touch recently regarding playing for Tottenham. Absolutely no deal even close there. #Willian #thfc #CFC— Joao Castelo-Branco (@j_castelobranco) May 6, 2020 WILLIAN has handed Arsenal a major transfer boost by denying having talks with Tottenham.The Brazilian looks almost certain to leave Chelsea at the end of this season as he hunts for a three-year-deal and North London seems a likely destination.2 Willian has handed Arsenal a major transfer boost by denying having talks with SpursWillian’s Chelsea contract expires this summer and the club have only offered him a two-year-deal but the winger wants three.Earlier this week it was reported Willian had agreed to move to Spurs having discussed the move with his “friend” and old manager Jose Mourinho.But the 31-year-old has flatly denied that is the case, according to ESPN.Brazilian journalist Joao Castelo-Branco tweeted: “Willian completely denies rumour that Mourinho has been in touch recently regarding playing for Tottenham.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners news”Absolutely no deal even close there. #Willian #thfc #CFC.”Willian has made no secret of his desire to remain in London, where he has lived with his family for the last seven years.In an interview with Bolivia Talk Show, he said: “I like London and my family likes it too but that’s a question I don’t know how to answer.”I don’t know which club I’m going to or if I’m staying here at Chelsea or if I’m leaving to another London club or if I’m leaving England, that’s something I don’t know.” Simon Jordan says the Premier League are ‘trying to come back for one reason – money’last_img read more