Edozie and Thomas named in BBL All-Star five

first_imgEdozie notched his first double-double of the season on Friday night, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds on his 27th birthday to lift Flyers to a blowout win over the Plymouth Raiders.Thomas fired in a game-high 18 points, including an incredible half-court buzzer beater in the south west derby to give Bristol their second win of the season.View the full BBL team of the week below.last_img

Men’s college basketball: BPCC ends five-game slide

first_imgCharlie Cavell, BPCC Athletic Coordinator The NJCAA Region XIV Tournament, which is hosted by BPCC, will be held March 5-9, 2019 at Centenary College’s Gold Dome.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The Yellow Jackets were led by Mohamed Elgohary, who registered a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Scott Ator and Kameron Hunter were the only other Jackets to reach double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively. BPCC will travel to Tyler, Texas on Saturday to take on the Tyler Junior College Apaches in the regular-season finale for both teams. BPCC led from the opening tip, jumping out to a 13-0 lead before CYMA would score its first basket. The Cavaliers led 53-33 at halftime before coming out and scoring 75 points in the second half. The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers ended their five-game losing skid with a 128-68 blowout win over Creating Young Minds Academy Wednesday night at the Coach Billy Montgomery Gym.center_img Jason Holliday had 28 points, while Paris Harris, who got the start, scored a career-high 26 points. Lane Hartley came off the bench to pour in 20 points as he was 6-of-9 from beyond the three-point arc. The 128 points is the most points scored by the Cavaliers this season, eclipsing the 120 points scored against the Dallas Diesel on Dec. 29, 2018. BPCC had its best shooting performance of the season shooting 65 percent from the field in the game. The Cavaliers had four players score 20 or more points in the game, including guard Erie Olonade, who scored a game-high and career-high 29 points. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 19-10 overall. The 19 wins are the most for a BPCC basketball team since 2006-07 Cavaliers posted a 19-9 record. last_img read more

LSU’s QB rotation will be scripted, spontaneous

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:bdc7cb9f8a3209fee32b99a4 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-932200-3752498963001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.BATON ROUGE –After LSU’s starting quarterback — sophomore Anthony Jennings or freshman Brandon Harris – makes his debut Saturday against Wisconsin in Houston, there is a loosely scripted spot for the No. 2 quarterback to enter the game. But that is subject to change.“It’s obviously both,” LSU coach Les Miles said after practice Wednesday night. “If there’s something that appears that there’s a reason why there’s a difference in players, we’re going to play the guy that gives us the best chance at victory. That script might change. We kind of would know how we would play them, but that would all depend on certainly the success of the guy that’s in there. The opportunity to play both certainly is going to happen, but if there’s a guy that has a hot hand and is comfortable, he’ll stay right there.”Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Cam Cameron, who will be calling plays in the pressbox, will help Miles decide the use of the quarterbacks.“Cam coaches them and has a wonderful relationship with how they’re running and understanding their progress,” Miles said. “So obviously his input will be significant.”Miles said earlier in the week that he plans to tell one of the quarterbacks that he is Saturday night’s starter at some point on Thursday. Miles and LSU are not expected to reveal the starter publicly until shortly before the game.Last practices: The Tigers had their last hard practice on Tuesday and spent Wednesday refining and reviewing the game plan. A light workout will follow on Thursday before the team leaves for Houston on Friday.‘”We had a polished practice. The hard work’s over,” Miles said. “Kind of nice to be in game week and focus on those plays that you’re going to run in the game and know how you’re going to attack an opponent, how you’re going to defend and how you’re going to kick. We’re practicing the right things. Look forward to taking the field.”Linebacker speed: Miles said on his radio show Wednesday night that most of his linebackers average 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, and junior outside Deion Jones of Jesuit High in New Orleans is among the fastest.“Deion Jones could play tailback at a lot of places,” Miles said.Garrett will not play linebacker: Highly recruited true freshman linebacker Clifton Garrett of Plainfield South High in Joliet, Ill., has had trouble adjusting to the heat of south Louisiana and will not play at linebacker against Wisconsin Saturday, Miles said on his radio show.Garrett, the No. 3 inside linebacker in the nation and No. 60 overall prospect according to Rivals.com and No. 1 prospect in Illinois, is expected to participate in special teams only for the time being.“He had a reaction to the heat, and it has kind of slowed his progress,” Miles said. “He missed a lot of coaching and practices early on in the summer. We expect him to be a really quality player and we’ll see him develop, but right now he’s not in a position to go on the field and play as a linebacker. But eventually he will be.”Garrett was offered scholarships by Alabama, Ohio State, Illinois, Notre Dame and Florida, among others.Quote of the Day: “This team’s catching the speed that every LSU team has always caught.”— LSU coach Les Miles on his radio show Wednesday night.Twitter: @LSUBeatTweet Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Cats keep threatening to snap 3-point streak

first_imgThe palpable angst in the Rupp Arena crowd seemed counterintuitive. No. 1 Kentucky led Eastern Kentucky by 25 points with less than five minutes to go Sunday night, but fans were worried. Some of them shrieked “Three!” every time the Wildcats got the ball late in the game.“I actually had no idea until I asked somebody during the game why everyone was yelling for a three,” sophomore forward Marcus Lee said. “I was very lost, but I understood once I asked. I just (thought) people were getting really riled up for no reason.”But the reason was Kentucky had missed its first 10 3-point tries, meaning the program’s streak of more than 900 consecutive games with at least one made three was in jeopardy in the final three minutes for the second time in as many games.“They’re the greatest fans,” freshman Karl-Anthony Towns said. “They provide us with a lot of energy sometimes when we’re down, and they give us that extra boost that we need. I was just thinking of it more like that – they were giving us that boost to keep playing hard, play to the last horn. Now I know what they were thinking.” MORE: UK’s Lee: Cats ‘do care about each other’ MORE: UK’s Towns “didn’t want to be a freshman no more”The crowd finally let out a relieved roar when Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 2:57 to go, extending the streak to 909 straight games. While others might’ve been oblivious, Harrison and freshman Devin Booker knew exactly what was at stake.“Devin was aware of it at the end of the game and was telling us we had to hit one to keep the streak alive,” forward Trey Lyles said. “We don’t want to be the team that ends the streak.”These Cats sure are flirting with it, though. They’ve hit just 29.5 percent of their 3-point attempts so far, the worst nine-game clip in coach John Calipari’s six seasons at UK. Last season’s team (33.6 percent) was next-worst start from deep and the 2010-11 Final Four team (40.3 percent) was the best.“We would obviously like to make more,” assistant coach John Robic said. “It’s just repetition, and we’ll knock them down when needed.”Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.CAL’S CATS SHOOTING THREES THROUGH NINE GAMES2014-15 – 44 of 149 (29.5 percent)2013-14 – 49 of 146 (33.6 percent)2012-13 – 51 of 135 (37.8 percent2011-12 – 48 of 130 (36.9 percent)2010-11 – 73 of 181 (40.3 percent)2009-10 – 53 of 144 (36.8 percent)last_img read more

Cummins signs three-year Kolpak deal with Middlesex

first_imgLONDON, CMC – English county championship side, Middlesex have signed Barbados Pride and West Indies fast bowler Miguel Cummins to a three-year contract. But the 29-year-old Cummins will be registered as a Kolpak player, ruling him out of contention for West Indies selection.Cummins had a three-match spell as an overseas player with Middlesex last month, after he was recommended to the club by former West Indies head coach, Stuart Law.“Stuart recommended that we get Miguel over to have a look at him on the back of the time he had spent with him while coaching the West Indies,” said Middlesex director of cricket, Angus Fraser. “I had watched Miguel on video, but it is often only when you see someone play ‘live’ that you get a true reflection of their capabilities. I was immediately impressed by Miguel.”Fraser added: “He has control, is able to move the ball away from a right-handed batsman and, I believe, the ability to bowl fast, aggressive spells when conditions dictate.“During the recent spell he spent with Middlesex, he fit in really well and will be a popular member of our squad.” Cummins has played 14 Tests and 11 One-day Internationals with his most recent appearance for West Indies in the first Test against India in August in Antigua.He is the third West Indian to take the Kolpak route onto the English county scene, following fellow speedsters, compatriot Fidel Edwards, who plays for Hampshire, and Trinidad & Tobago’s Ravi Rampaul, who plays for Derbyshire.Middlesex, who were county champions three years ago, finished eighth in Division 2 championship in Law’s first season in charge.last_img read more

After Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield hints at boxing comeback with cryptic Instagram post

first_imgLast Updated: 6th May, 2020 18:50 IST After Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield Hints At Boxing Comeback With Cryptic Instagram Post Will Evander Holyfield return to boxing? Holyfield hinted at a potential return to the boxing ring, days after Mike Tyson announced his return. WATCH US LIVE Raj Sarkar While Mike Tyson’s surprise return to boxing has gripped the attention of the sports community, 57-year-old Evander Holyfield could be the next boxing icon to come out of retirement. Though there are no official reports regarding Evander Holyfield’s return to the boxing ring, ‘The Real Deal’ posted a cryptic photo on his official social media handle which his fans consider to be a statement regarding his comeback. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield shared an intense rivalry in the past and if the former world champions decide to return, the boxing world could stand witness to two back-to-back blockbuster events.Also Read | Mike Tyson boxing return: Mike Tyson Reveals Undergoing Stem Cell Research Therapy For Much-hyped Boxing Return  Will Evander Holyfield return to boxing after Mike Tyson boxing return? First Published: 6th May, 2020 18:50 IST LIVE TV Also Read | Evander Holyfield age: Why Did Mike Tyson Bite Evander Holyfield? Tyson Speaks On ‘bite Heard Around The World’Also Read | Evander Holyfield age: Mike Tyson Opens Up On Serious Struggles Of Being A Heavyweight BoxerImage courtesy: Mike Tyson Twitter and Evander Holyfield Twitter center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Evander Holyfield recently took to his social media handles and posted the picture where he is spotted staring behind the word “comeback”. Mike Tyson’s return at the age of 53 has also made the boxing fans wonder about Evander Holyfield’s return at the age of 57, and with his latest social media, the speculation gained more momentum. Evander Holyfield captioned the post and wrote, “A setback only paves the way for a comeback”.The timing of the post is even more tantalising since Mike Tyson only recently dropped the news of his return. Evander Holyfield is still regarded as one of Tyson’s greatest rivals, and in their two encounters in the past, Evander Holyfield notched victories on both occasions. While Evander Holyfield successfully defeated Mike Tyson in the original encounter, the rematch was called off after Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear during their fight. However, the duo later went on to become good friends.Also Read | Mike Tyson boxing return: Mike Tyson’s Trainer Claims Former Champion Needs 6 Months Of Training To Fight AnyoneMike Tyson Boxing return: A glimpse of his training Written By COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

INSIDE AFCON 2019: Cameroon Retain Top Spot Despite Draw with Ghana

first_imgDefending champions Cameroon remain top of Group F after a goalless draw with Ghana at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The five-time winners, who beat Ghana 2-0 in the 2017 semi-finals, went closest in the first half as Christian Bassogog was denied by Richard Ofori.But Ghana almost won it late on when substitute Owusu Kwabena struck the crossbar and Andrew Yiadom went close.With four of the six third-placed teams qualifying for the knockout stage, Cameroon are well placed to reach the last 16 after starting their defence with a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau while Ghana were held to a 2-2 draw with Benin in their opener.Ghana started better in a first half of few chances in Ismailia, with defender Kasim Nuhu shooting over following a corner before Christian Atsu sent a long-range strike just wide, but the Newcastle winger was injured in the process and replaced by Samuel Owusu, who then dragged a shot well wide.Cameroon almost broke the deadlock five minutes before half-time after Ghana’s Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman was caught in possession by Bassogog just inside his own half.Bassogog, who was named player of the tournament in 2017, played the ball down the right for Karl Toko Ekambi before racing on to his cut-back, but goalkeeper Ofori leapt across his goal to make a fine save.Ghana’s Mubarak Wakaso twice fired wide after the interval while Bassogog’s goal-bound volley struck Jonathan Mensah on his chest.And Ghana almost won it as Kwabena fired against the top of the crossbar after cutting out a poor pass by Cameroon defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik, while Reading full-back Yiadom had a shot saved by Ofori.Relatedlast_img read more

Ferrari wants to put ‘smiles on faces’ as Italy locks down

first_imgFerrari Formula One boss Mattia Binotto Tuesday urged his team to “put a smile on people’s faces” at the Australian Grand Prix as Italy went into lockdown to combat coronavirus.Most teams, including the Scuderia, are already in Melbourne or en route for the opening race of the year on Sunday, which organisers have said will go ahead as scheduled in front of packed grandstands despite the coronavirus outbreak.In contrast, all sporting events in Italy have been suspended until April 3 as part of tough measures announced by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday to tackle the disease, and Bahrain, the season’s second race, has barred fans.Italy’s clampdown came into force after the country reported 97 more deaths on Monday, taking its toll to 463. Australia has recorded three deaths with 101 confirmed cases as of Tuesday morning.Ferarri said in a statement that despite it being “a very difficult time in Italy” the Australian Grand Prix would start as planned and the Scuderia “will be there”.Binotto added that he hoped the Maranello-based team, and the grand prix weekend as a whole, could help take people’s minds off the crisis.“At what is a difficult time for Italy and the world as a whole, as part of a global sport, it is our obligation to try and put a smile on people’s faces as they prepare to watch the first race of the season with the same sense of anticipation as ourselves,” he said.Ferrari head into the season with a new SF1000 car, which is narrower than last season’s SF90, and with a deeper red colouring.The team is pinning its hopes on the machine earning the drivers’ and constructors’ titles that have eluded them for 12 and 11 years respectively.“After a long winter working on building and developing our car, the time has come to get a first indication of our performance level and how effective are the improvements we have introduced over the past few months,” said Binotto.“We know that the opposition is strong, but we also know that it is the start of a long season where development rate, reliability, and our operational effectiveness will be key.”Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, who impressed on his debut last season, will again be in the cockpits.Vettel said he was keen to get racing underway after pre-season testing in Spain suggested world champions Mercedes would be the team to beat once more.“The first race of the season is always special and I think it will allow us to get a better idea than we had in testing as to what the hierarchy is between the teams,” said the German.He added that the Albert Park track was “a real technical challenge and that’s probably the reason we drivers like it so much”.Ferrari has nine wins in Australia, the first through Gerhard Berger in 1987 and the last from Vettel in 2018.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

4 Utahns advancing to U.S. Open sectional

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com HIGHLAND — For 45-year-old Dave DeSantis, it marked the fourth time he’s made it through the U.S. Open local qualifying tournament, although this was the first time in 13 years. For 18-year-old Dustin Pimm, it was his first time surviving the qualifying. For BYU junior Oscar Alvarez, it marked his second straight year of success.Surprisingly, it is also the first time Boyd Summerhays, who was Monday’s medalist at Alpine Country Club with a 7-under-par 65, has made it through the U.S. Open local qualifying. The 25-year-old Summerhays, who seems like he has won every golf tournament there is to win in Utah, is working his way back to the PGA Tour after sitting out for much of the past year with a back injury.DeSantis, Pimm, Alvarez and Summerhays have a chance to play in next month’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst, N.C., one of the world’s four major golf tournaments. Each of the four will compete in sectional qualifying tournaments early next month for the opportunity to join the likes of Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open June 16-19.Summerhays stands the best chance, simply from the standpoint that he has the experience of playing in several PGA Tour events, although Alvarez is the only one of the four who has actually played in the U.S. Open, having made it through the sectionals last year.It’s been a tough year for Summerhays, who was so excited to earn his PGA Tour card for 2004, only to see his season cut short because of an injury to his back. He admits he tried to come back too quickly from the injury, which only set him back even further.He’s played in Nationwide Tour events the past three weeks and after putting a 65 on the board Monday, he’s feeling great.”I feel good — my back really feels great,” he said. “I’ve played a lot better lately and feel like my game is turning the corner.”In Monday’s round, Summerhays put seven birdies and an eagle on his card to go along with a couple of bogeys.His eagle came at the par-5 No. 6 hole when he rolled in a 25-foot putt. The turning point of his round, however, came at the par-3 12th hole, when he blasted out of a downhill lie in a bunker to within six feet to save par.From there he birdied 13, 14 and 16, surprisingly not making birds at the par-5 14th and 17th, to finish with his 65.Summerhays said he’ll pace himself the rest of the summer and try to play in as many PGA Tour events before the end of the year. He play in the sectional qualifier in Maryland next month.Under PGA rules, he has the chance to play in 21 events this year. He played in eight last year and is allowed to play in eight fewer tournaments this year than the average player did last year, which was 29.”I definitely came back too early the first time,” he said. “But I’ve never been hurt before and when you work your whole life to play on the PGA Tour, it’s hard to resist the temptation to play. I just have to be patient.”Pimm, who just completed his freshman year at the University of Utah, posted a 66 with a consistent round that included seven birdies.”I got the putter going early,” he said. Pimm will try to qualify along with DeSantis at the sectional in Denver, where there will likely be two spots available for a field of 20 to 30 golfers.DeSantis, who is a teaching pro at River Oaks Golf Club as well as the assistant women’s golf coach at BYU, had to sweat it out for two hours after his round to see if his 68 would hold up. Although he doesn’t play as much competitively as he used to, he says his game has been helped by working as a coach with the BYU women’s team and teaching them about the decisionmaking process.Alvarez, who helped lead BYU to a sixth-place finish in the NCAA West Regional last week, qualified for last year’s U.S. Open by grabbing the only spot in a qualifier in Oregon. This year after his 67, he’s headed back to Ohio to try his luck against a field that will include many PGA Tour golfers.The only other player in the 56-man field to break 70 was BYU senior Ron Harvey Jr., who shot a 69 and earned first alternate status. Five players including Garrett Clegg, Clay Bingham, Scott Erling, Mike Branca and Brett Wayment finished at 70. last_img read more

Galway Supporters Club to host ‘Up for the Match’ in Harcourt Hotel on the…

first_imgThe Galway Supporters Club will host a special ‘Up for the Match’ event on the eve of the Ireland Hurling finals on Saturday September 2nd, 2017 in the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin. All proceeds will go to the players’ fund. The event will kick off at 7pm with music by the Amazing Apples. A bumper draw for two All Ireland tickets will take place for everyone in attendance.On the night there will be a live ‘Up for the match’ show, which will be broadcast by Galway Bay FM and will include a host of well know former Galway hurlers, and personalities from other counties.Tickets can be bought on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/galway-senior-hurling-team-fundraising-up-for-the-match-sat-2nd-sept-harcourt-hotel-dublin-2-tickets-36930857188print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more