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Central Ark. looks to sweep McNeese St.

first_img Associated Press Central Ark. looks to sweep McNeese St. LEADING THE WAY: The do-everything Sha’markus Kennedy has averaged a double-double (17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and three blocks) to lead the charge for the Cowboys. A.J. Lawson is also a key facilitator, producing 16.3 points and four assists per game. The Bears are led by Rylan Bergersen, who is averaging 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds.DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Bears have scored 80.3 points per game and allowed 78 points per game against Southland opponents. Those are both nice improvements over the 68.8 points scored and 94.8 points allowed per game to non-conference opponents.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Lawson has accounted for 43 percent of all McNeese State field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 19 field goals and 18 assists in those games.WINNING WHEN: McNeese State is a perfect 7-0 when it turns the ball over 13 times or fewer. The Cowboys are 5-11 when they record more than 13 turnovers. Central Arkansas has forced 14.3 turnovers per game in conference play and 15 per game over its last three.THREAT BEHIND THE ARC: McNeese State’s Dru Kuxhausen has attempted 188 3-pointers and connected on 50.5 percent of them, and is 17 for 33 over the last five games. February 6, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCentral Arkansas (7-16, 6-6) vs. McNeese State (12-11, 7-5)H&HP Complex, Lake Charles, Louisiana; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: McNeese State seeks revenge on Central Arkansas after dropping the first matchup in Conway. The teams last played on Jan. 4, when the Bears outshot McNeese State from the field 48.1 percent to 41.7 percent and hit five more 3-pointers en route to a 10-point victory. DID YOU KNOW: The McNeese State offense has scored 80.9 points per game this season, ranking the Cowboys 12th nationally. The Central Arkansas defense has allowed 84.1 points per game to opponents (ranked 321st).___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

The Latest: Sevilla says a player tested positive for virus

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Spanish soccer club Sevilla says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus. July 29, 2020 ___Three riders competing at the Vuelta a Burgos cycling race in Spain have been dropped from the event after being in contact with someone with the coronavirus.UAE Team Emirates says Colombian riders Sebastian Molano, Cristian Munoz and Camilo Ardila will not start the second stage.The team says they were in contact with a person who turned out to be positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. They have been isolated and sent home in accordance with protocols by the team and international cycling body UCI.The team says the three riders returned two negative tests three days before the race. The club has not disclosed the name of the player. It says he has not shown symptoms of COVID-19 and is in good health and isolated at home.Sevilla says the positive result was discovered on Monday. It immediately informed sports and health authorities and temporarily suspended the team’s training sessions. It also disinfected the club’s facilities in accordance with the strict protocols in place because of the pandemic.Sevilla is scheduled to face Roma on Aug. 6 in the Europa League.___FIFA has ratified a coronavirus relief plan that will make $1.5 billion available to soccer communities and national associations around the world. The Latest: Sevilla says a player tested positive for virus Associated Press All of the 211 FIFA member associations will receive a $1 million grant “to protect and restart football” and can access interest-free loans of up to $5 million.Each member association will also receive an additional $500,000 grant for women’s soccer during the plan’s third phase.The massive spending plan aims to help men’s and women’s professional soccer as well as youth and grassroots soccer through a system of grants and loans.Each of the six soccer confederations will also receive a grant of $2 million.FIFA expects to make the funds available by January 2021. ___The first two stops on the 2021 World Sevens Series rugby circuit have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.World Rugby says the joint events in Dubai from Nov. 26-28 and in Cape Town from Dec. 4-6 have been cut because of the “ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.”The 2020 series was curtailed and New Zealand declared champions of the men’s and women’s titles after sports around the world were shuttered in March.Planning for the remaining qualifiers for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is ongoing. Twenty-one of the 24 places in the Olympic tournaments have been confirmed. A dozen teams are set to play in each of the men’s and women’s tournaments in the first half of next year for the remaining spots in Tokyo.The last five stops in the 2020 series were canceled in June.___More AP sports: and read more

Full transcription of Jim Boeheim addressing support for Dwayne “Pearl” Washington

first_img Published on January 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, set up a GoFundMe to raise money for Washington’s cause. More than $43,400 has been raised by 778 donors in 10 days. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Following Syracuse’s (15-8, 5-5) 60-57 win over Georgia Tech (12-9, 2-6) on Saturday, Jim Boeheim began his postgame press conference by addressing the support for Syracuse great Dwayne “Pearl” Washington.MORE STORIESMalachi Richardson closes out Syracuse’s win over Georgia TechDajuan Coleman turns in positive offensive performance despite fouling outFrank Howard assists on 6 baskets in Syracuse’s 60-47 win against Georgia TechWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 60-57 win over Georgia Tech Washington, 52, recently suffered a relapse of the brain tumor he is battling. Here is the full transcription of what Boeheim said about his former player.“First off I’d like to start out by saying how much I appreciate all the support for Dwayne Washington, Pearl. I think the overwhelming support that has been coming forth from everybody is tremendous. There’s no better guy and there’s nobody who has meant more to our basketball program than Dwayne Washington so I appreciate all that has been done for him and the thoughts people have come forth with. It means a lot to me. It means a lot to him.”last_img read more

Egyptian Giants Al Ahly Sack Coach

first_imgEight-times African champions Al Ahly have sacked their coach Patrice Carteron after he fell just short of winning them a ninth crown.The Cairo giants were beaten over two legs in the 2018 final by Tunisia’s Esperance.His final game in charge saw the team go out of the Arab Champions Cup in the early rounds, to a team from the UAE. Carteron had only been appointed in June, after the sacking of previous coach Hossam El Badry.El Badry lost his job after an earlier shock in the 2018 Champions League – a group phase defeat by Uganda’s KCCA.Carteron, who won the competition when he was coach of TP Mazembe, was expressly appointed because of his former success.Ahly have an intense schedule to complete over the rest of the domestic season because of their multiple continental and regional involvements.They have played only six matches in the Egyptian Premier League – that is nine fewer than some teams – and lie in last place, 18 points behind their great local rivals Zamalek, who are top.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Afcon 2017: Equatorial Guinea go out after defeat to Mali

first_imgEquatorial Guinea, who hosted last year’s Africa Cup of Nations, became the first team to be eliminated from the qualifiers for the 2017 tournament in Gabon after a 1-0 home defeat to Mali.Mustapha Yatabare hit Mali’s winner in the 89th minute in Malabo to put his team top of Group C, two points above Benin on 10 points.Equatorial Guinea, who reached the semi-finals on home soil in 2015, are now bottom of the group on one point with two games to play.South Sudan are third, on three points, and still have a slim chance of qualifying as one of the best two runners-up.Elsewhere on Monday, Zimbabwe swept aside Swaziland 4-0 in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier.The hosts, who earned a 1-1 draw in Swaziland on Friday, dominated the return match in Harare to move three points clear at the top of the table. Knowledge Musona opened the scoring on 53 minutes from the penalty spot and Costa Nhamoinesu made it 2-0 six minutes later.Evans Rusike extended the advantage and Khama Billiat sealed the win late on.Musona told BBC Sport: “I am feeling very happy. The team collected maximum points at home, we are top of the group and we have a big chance to qualify.”It is crucial we take maximum points from our next game at home (against Malawi on 3 June).”Swaziland remain on five points, three points above Malawi and Guinea who play each other on Tuesday. Each of the group winners and the two best runners-up qualify for next year’s finals in Gabon.In Group B Central African Republic came back from a goal down to beat Madagascar 2-1.Faneva Andriatsima opened the scoring for the visitors on 35 minutes and they went into the half-time break 1-0 up.But two goals in 12 minutes turned the game on its head as Salif Keita stuck the equaliser on 53 minutes for CAR and then Limane Moussa hit the winner.The result puts CAR top of the table by a point from DR Congo, who play Angola on Tuesday. Libya got their first points of Group F with a 4-0 win over Sao Tome e Principe.In a match played in Egypt on security grounds, Libya’s Mohamed Zubya hit a second half hat-trick. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Walmart Temporarily Reducing Hours Beginning Sunday

first_imgOne of America’s largest chains says it is temporarily adjusting its hours in order to better accommodate its customers and employees amid coronavirus concerns.Walmart announced in a statement Sunday that the change takes effect Sunday in all stores.The company’s stores and Neighborhood Markets will now open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.“This will help ensure associates can stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing,” says Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer. Stores currently operating under more reduced hours will keep their current hours of operation.Read the company’s full statement here.last_img

Oyarzabal: “Soccer is not just about soccer players”

first_imgThe Eibarrés player advocates not playing behind closed doors, but he also points out that what they say from La Liga and the Federation will be followed. “I am not an expert in this, and the person who has made the decision is supposed to know more than the others. But my opinion is that if people do not come to the field, they will go to a bar to watch the game and they will continue contact, because No one has said to stay at home. But not because we are footballers, we must take our option more into account, there are people working on this and they know much more than we do, and their opinion must be respected. ” What is clear is that the Cup final, which seems to be postponed until May 30, cannot be played behind closed doors. “In the end, the fact of playing a final after so many years and that it is played without our people and that of Athletic, is not to the liking of anyone, much less the fans, who are the ones who feed this. Everyone he is with the idea of ​​playing with the public, “says Oyarzabal.The Real footballer also valued as very positive the victory in Ipurua, the first that Real had achieved in First at the home of Eibar, the native town of Oyarzabal. “In the end we knew where we were going, how Eibar plays and what it exposes, so we were serious at the back and did not give up chances, playing behind their back and being more direct.” And he recognized that it is a positive thing to have different styles and that all players know how to adapt. “We know that in the end, for the year to be a good one, there will be games in which you must change your style and your way of playing, and we have already done that because they are places where they press fast and seek to attack you after being asked.” La Real is fourth after this match day in Ipurua, that is to say that it is a very serious candidate for the positions of Champions League with eleven matchdays to go. “Now we are happy, it is always good to be on top, and the less there is left for the end of the year, the people are happy and the team is confident and believing in what it does, now the most important and complicated part of the season remains.” Real Sociedad got into Champions League positions with nocturnal and treachery. He did it after beating Eibar in Ipurua in the first game of La Liga behind closed doors as a preventive measure due to the coronavirus crisis. Mikel Oyarzabal, the captain of Real against the gunsmith team, talks about the option of playing without fans in the stands. “It was a very strange feeling, the fact of playing without an audience and without people, listening to everything that is said on the field, with two or three other people on the field, has been different and rare, and I personally do not like it , because football is not only for footballers, but for everything that surrounds it and the fans. I understand that whoever has decided has been for the good of the sport, but I don’t like it, “he said on Cadena SER .last_img read more

GGMC misguided in its authority and functions

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Gold Board, under Chairman GHK Lall, has become an institution, and is misguided in its authority and functions. As a miner, I am convinced that Lall has bluffed his way to the reins of the Gold Board, and acts not in the interest of the gold miners and Government, but rather himself.From the numerous press statements in the various newspapers about the board having no wiggle room under the guise of the conflict free gold is completely false.This is utter nonsense, since the international reference countries for conflicts fold does not include Guyana. Furthermore, conflict-affected and high-risk areas are identified by the presence of armed conflicts, widespread violence, or other risk of harm to people.Armed conflicts may take a variety of forms, such as conflict of international and non-international character, which may involve two or more states, or may consist of war of liberation, or insurgencies, civil war etc.High-risk areas may include areas of political instability or repression, institutional weakness, insecurity, collapse of civil infrastructure, and widespread violence. Such areas are often characterised by widespread human rights abuses and violations of national and international law.Guyana is not in any of the definition described above, and, as such, the chairman makes these false statements, contrary to the Gold Board Act, and requires from dealers and miners unnecessary documentation under the guise of having to be complaint within international partners.What is even more astounding is that Lall seems to be usurping the functions of the Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, and by his actions is killing the goose that lay the golden egg for Guyana.Mr Lall should understand that it is us, the miners, who keep the wheel of the industry and sector turning; and being the largest foreign exchange earners, his continuous actions are causing unnecessary burden on simple miners.This, in turn, has caused dealers to turn away miners, as they say it is the Gold Board requirement for compliance, all of which we have been using for years and no issue.The Gold Board is being run like a cake shop, constantly changing their minds when it comes to what they require from miners, all at the bequest of the chairman.Lall seems to be speaking and making decisions as if he is the minister, realizing fully well that his actions will have detrimental impact on miners, dealers and the industry as a whole, as though the minister has no power.I urge the President and the Minister of Natural Resources to seriously look into the mismanagement of the Gold Board, as it seems that under their Chairman the board is being treated like a personal guinea pig for Mr Lall’s infatuations with power, and in the process he is impeding the progress made with stakeholders, such as miners, dealers and associations.With thanks,Minerlast_img read more

PNCR to select Chairman, Vice Chairman today

first_img…“dine and wine” event ends in chaos …Govt vehicle among 5 vehicles damaged By Michael YoungeOver 100 delegates from the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) will either create history or maintain the status quo when they vote in a critical poll to elect the new Central Executive Committee of that party today.That Central Executive Committee will be tasked with leading the PNCR into the upcoming Local Government Elections and the subsequent 2020 General and Regional Elections.On Friday night and all day Saturday, the high-ranking officials who are vying for top posts held independent and informal meetings with delegates in order to canvas their electoral support ahead of today’s vote.The most critical aspect of the voting process is related to the selection of a new party chairman. That post is currently being held by PNCR executive member Basil Williams, who has served two consecutive terms.Williams, the country’s current Attorney General, is seeking a third term in the post, which actively means that he could become the next in line to replace the party’s leader, David Granger, if Granger chooses not to run in 2020 as the party’s presidential candidate.Over the weekend, Williams and the groups that nominated him seemed to be a bit uneasy, as a majority of the delegates who had earlier pledged support to him were apparently deflecting to his competitors.Also contesting for the position of party chairman is head of the PNCR Women’s Arm, Volda Lawrence. Lawrence currently serves as the country’s Public Health Minister after a short stint as its Social Protection Minister.“She’s one to beat”, a party insider had opined during an exchange with the Guyana Times on Thursday last. Lawrence’s support base is drawn from Georgetown and Region Four generally. She also commands a strong support base in Regions Five, Nine and 10.The final competitor for the post of party chairman is PNCR executive member Joseph Harmon. In the lead up to the Congress, he managed to launch an effective social media campaign, and has been visiting various regions, where he has been holding a number of engagements.Harmon serves as the country’s Minister of State, and is generally viewed as the closest confidant of President David Granger, who is the leader of the PNC/R. On Friday, news swept through the congress that Harmon had managed to secure the blessings of the top party executives, but this could not be confirmed by this publication.Meanwhile, a slew of young people have thrown their hats into the ring when they signalled their intention to run for the post of party vice chairman. Chief among the contenders is current Vice Chairman Volda Lawrence and Dr George Norton, who were nominated again.New challengers include Christopher Jones, who is the country’s current Director of Sport; while Annette Ferguson, who is serving as the Junior Public Infrastructure Minister in the coalition Government, has also signalled her interest. Other contenders include party executives Aubrey Norton and Thandi McAllister. One of the party’s diaspora representatives, Cosford Roberts, has also indicated his intention to seek election to the office.“Dine and wine” socialThe party’s election process is taking place after day one ended in controversy and a myriad of problems which stemmed from an after-conference event.On Friday evening, the event saw complete chaos taking place after at least five vehicles belonging to attendees — one of which is attached to the Social Cohesion Ministry — became involved in a collision outside of the after-conference venue, Georgetown Club on Camp Street, Georgetown.While details are still sketchy, Police “A” Division Commander Marlon Chapman and Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram have both confirmed the incident. However, while Chapman noted that he had no information regarding what transpired, Ashram disclosed that one vehicle belonging to the Social Cohesion Ministry was involved.The Traffic Chief further explained that the multi-vehicle collision was deemed minor, as only vehicles were damaged.When Guyana Times spoke to Ashram on Saturday afternoon, he said he had only been briefed on the accident, and had not received a full report.While unconfirmed, information has surfaced that the accident occurred as a result of the PNCR Congress attendees over imbibing and attempting to drive.It is also alleged that following the accident, Government officials quickly fled the scene to avoid possible encounters with the media. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Croatia beat Denmark in dramatic shoot-out

first_img0Shares0000Croatia players leap off in celebration after Ivan Rakitic’s penalty sent them to the World Cup quarter finals. PHOTO/FIFANIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, Jul 1- Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was the hero as Croatia squeezed into the World Cup quarter-finals with a penalty shoot-out victory over Denmark here Sunday.On a night of late, late drama Ivan Rakitic stroked home the decisive spotkick to ensure the Croats advanced to a last eight meeting with Russia after the two sides finished locked at 1-1 following extra-time. The Barcelona midfielder’s winner came after Milan Badelj and Josip Pivaric saw their penalties saved by Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who also saved an extra time penalty from Luka Modric.But Danes Christian Eriksen, Lasse Schone and Nicolai Jorgensen were thwarted by Subasic in the shootout to ensure Croatia won 3-2 and advanced to their first quarter-finals since the 1998 World Cup in France.The dramatic ending followed early excitement — but little in between.In an astonishing start to the match, both teams scored within four minutes via their first attacks.First, Mathias Jorgensen turned home in the second minute after Croatia failed to clear a long throw-in from Jonas Knudsen, the defender’s shot creeping under Subasic to give Denmark the perfect start.But any hopes they could hold onto their lead vanished within 90 seconds.With the Nizhny Novgorod stadium still rocking from the frantic start, Croatia went upfield and promptly equalised.Action between Croatia and Denmark in the World Cup last 16Again, the goal owed more than a little to bad defending when a Sime Vrsaljko cross was hammered by Henrik Dalsgaard into fellow Dane Andreas Christensen and the ball fell obligingly in the penalty area to Mario Mandzukic who scored.The explosive start — both sides hit the back of the net within three minutes and thirty seven seconds — was officially the quickest two teams have ever scored in a World Cup finals match.The following 116 minutes though largely failed to live up to the first four, fireworks giving way to a damp squib of an encounter as the game edged inexorably towards extra time and penalties.Billed as a clash between the opposing number 10s, Modric and Eriksen, it instead became increasingly attritional and tactical, with both playmakers unable to find any space.Instead the player who created most chances was Knudsen with his long throws.Few clear chances were created by either side until Modric’s late penalty miss.That came after Ante Rebic was fouled in the 116th minute Mathias Jorgensen, with the goal at his mercy.Modric stepped up but side-footed weakly and Schmeichel made the first of his three penalty saves on the night, all in vain, as his legendary goalkeeping father Peter punched the air in delight as he watched on in the stands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more