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Boys Tennis/Prep Lacrosse Playoffs

first_imgBoys Tennis: 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) 1080p HD About Connatix V56892center_img About Connatix V56892 720p HD 1/1 Section 6A Semifinals @ St. Ben’sFergus Falls 7, Cathedral 0Section 6A Finals @ St. Ben’sFergus Falls 5, Foley 2Section 8AA North Sub-Section PlayoffsTech 5, Moorhead 2(Tech plays Sartell-St. Stephen next)Boys Lacrosse:Section 6 First RoundWayzata 16, Tech-Cathedral 2(Zach Affeldt and Corey Wheelock each scored a goal for Tech-Cathedral)Girls Lacrosse:Section 6 First RoundRobbinsdale Armstrong 20, St. Cloud Area 3last_img read more


Liverpool leaning towards agreement for player exit in summer window, good…

first_imgMarko Grujic is having a good season for Hertha Berlin, seemingly growing into the young footballer Liverpool had a good idea he would become. WhoScored rate the 22 year old as easily Hertha Berlin’s best player of the season, and he’s been winning fans in Germany this campaign.He has ten appearances in the Bundesliga so far this season and if it hadn’t been for a couple of ankle injuries that figure would be higher.On a contract with Liverpool until June 2023, there’s no worry in that regard, so the Reds would be able to loan the youngster out for a further season without fretting about a renewal.This week’s edition of SportBild explains that’s exactly what the Premier league club are leaning towards. Jurgen Klopp’s club want to see Grujic getting European football, and with Hertha in 9th that could be a struggle.Hertha want another loan, SportBild say the player also does. His good season will mean that if Liverpool are absolutely set on European football, and Hertha can’t provide that, there shouldn’t be too much trouble finding another home.Even without UEFA competition, a Hertha stay could be the better Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more


Vanderbilt keeps Johnny McCrary as No. 1 QB

first_imgVanderbilt running back Ralph Webb (26) is tackled by Old Dominion’s D.J. Simon during the fourth quarter at Vanderbilt Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt won 42-28. Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said he will not “disrupt” a new-found offensive rhythm by making another quarterback change before Saturday’s game against Florida.Mason said on his radio call-in show on Monday night that he will keep redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary as his starting quarterback rather than go with Patton Robinette, who has been medically cleared from a concussion for the past two games but not yet played.Mason chose a hot McCrary over a healthy Robinette, as Vanderbilt (3-6, 0-5 SEC) hosts the Gators (4-3, 3-3) at 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network). McCrary , the SEC freshman of the week, tied a school-record with five touchdown passes in a 42-28 win over Old Dominion on Saturday night.“Johnny is playing well, and there’s no reason for us to disrupt what’s happening right now,” Mason said on 1510-AM. “In head coaching, what you have to do is go with the ebb and flow of the game, and right now Johnny is playing well. I believe this, there are some things in Patton’s toolbox that lend itself for us to utilize him as a quarterback. But we just need to stay in a groove of what we’re doing offensively and continue to go.”McCrary has thrown seven touchdown passes and one interception in back-to-back starts against Missouri and Old Dominion, while Robinette has not played since suffering a concussion in a loss to South Carolina on Sept. 20.“What you have to do is not have a knee-jerk (reaction) or panic or listen to what people are saying because that has nothing to do with our football team,” Mason said.Related: Vanderbilt wins behind Johnny McCrary’s 5 TD passesRelated: Ex-Vandy QBs sound off on 4 starters this yearRobinette, the season-opening starter, is listed as McCrary’s backup against Florida, and LSU graduate transfer Stephen Rivers is third string. Freshman Wade Freebeck is not listed among the first three spots on the depth chart.Vanderbilt has had four starting quarterbacks this season, but its prospects at the position are beginning to look better. McCrary has helped move the offense the past two games and touts the team’s top two passing performances this season. And Robinette has a brief but strong resume from early in the season.“Obviously we have two quarterbacks that are capable of getting the job done,” Mason said on his Sunday night TV show.With three games remaining, narrowing the crowded field from four quarterbacks to two is supported by the offensive statistics.Vanderbilt has averaged 32.2 yards per offensive possession with McCrary at quarterback and 26.2 yards per possession under Robinette. But that average drops to 18.6 yards per possession with Freebeck and Rivers combined.Vanderbilt quarterback Patton RobinetteVanderbilt quarterback Patton RobinetteAverage yards per offensive play go like this: McCrary 5.5, Robinette 5.0, Freebeck/Rivers 4.5.And comparing first downs per offensive possession — McCrary 1.9, Robinette 1.4, Freebeck/Rivers 1.1 — also favors one quarterback pair over the other two.With Robinette at quarterback, Vanderbilt has outscored its opponents 55-24. Under McCrary, it has been outscored 79-74. And with Freebeck or Rivers in the game, Vanderbilt has been outscored 187-50.Robinette has played six total quarters against Temple, UMass and South Carolina. McCrary has played 12 quarters versus Temple, Charleston Southern, Missouri and Old Dominion.In terms of offensive yards, distinguishing between McCrary and Robinette is difficult. Vanderbilt has averaged 3.5 yards per rush and 8.2 yards per pass attempt under McCrary. Under Robinette, it has averaged 3.4 yards per rush and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.McCrary has thrown eight touchdown passes and four interceptions in 32 possessions. Robinette has two touchdown passes and no picks in 16 possessions.Vanderbilt had a season-high 524 yards against Old Dominion, as McCrary passed for a career-high 281 yards and running back Ralph Webb rushed for a freshman-record 166 yards.“As a whole, it makes me think that’s the Vanderbilt we should be,” linebacker Kyle Woestmann said. “That’s what we’ve been waiting to see on offense.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.last_img read more


Tipp hurlers face Cork in Munster Championship

first_imgHe says they’re under no illusions as to how tough this game will be..Throw in tomorrow afternoon is at 4pm, and Tipp FM will have live coverage of the game in association with Mulcahy Cars Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh and Arrabawn Home Value, Tyone Mill, Nenagh. Tipp senior hurlers get their Munster campaign underway tomorrow as they travel to Pairc Ui Chaoimh to take on Cork.Last year’s championship didn’t go to plan as the Premier failed to progress from the group stage of the competition.This year, Liam Sheedy is back at the helm, and says his players have been putting in Trojan work ahead of the tie.last_img read more


Urban tears ACL, out for the season

first_imgPhoto: Baltimore RavensBaltimore Ravens defensive lineman Brent Urban tore his ACL yesterday in practice and will be done for the season. Urban was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft and was really impressing coaches during mini camps and training camps and looked to have a spot in the Ravens defensive line rotation.This is a tough loss for Urban and the Ravens. Urban is still a raw player and could have used his rookie season to develop, now he will have extra time to study the game. ACL injuries are harder to recover from for bigger athletes but Urban is young enough that he should be ok.  The good thing for the Ravens is that they are very deep on the defensive line.  The Ravens will likely place Urban on injured reserve when they sign someone else to take his roster spot.Here is the tweet from the Ravens about the injury. Please follow and like us:last_img read more


Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

first_imgIn the study, people treated to a top blood pressure reading of 120 instead of 140 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. They also had fewer signs of damage on brain scans, and there was a possible trend toward fewer cases of dementia.“This is a big breakthrough,” said Dr. Jeff Williamson of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. “It’s more important than ever to work with your physician to ensure that you have good blood pressure control.”He led the study and gave results Wednesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago. They’re considered preliminary until published, expected later this year.Independent experts cheered the news.“We have long known that high blood pressure is bad for your heart. Now we’re also learning it’s bad for your brain,” said James Hendrix, director of global science initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association.THE BRAIN-BLOOD PRESSURE LINKAbout 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common type. There is no cure — current medicines such as Aricept and Namenda just ease symptoms — so prevention is key.Roughly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure under guidelines adopted last year that define it as a top number of 130 or more, rather than 140. Normal is under 120.High pressure can damage blood vessels and has long been linked to a higher risk for dementia. But it’s not been known if lowering pressure would reduce that risk or by how much. The federally funded study was designed to test this in the most rigorous way.ABOUT THE STUDYIt involved more than 9,300 people with high pressure. Half got two medicines, on average, to get their top reading below 140. The rest got three drugs, on average, and aimed for 120. During the study, the top pressure averaged 121 in the intensive-treatment group and 135 in the other group.The study was stopped in 2015, nearly two years early, when it became clear that lower pressure helped prevent heart problems and deaths. But tests of thinking skills continued for two more years, and these new results were revealed on Wednesday.Researchers saw a 19 percent lower risk of mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, in the intensive-treatment group — 285 cases versus 348 in the higher pressure group. About half of people with MCI develop dementia over the next five years.“It’s really more important to prevent MCI than dementia in some ways. It’s like preventing high cholesterol rather than a heart attack,” Williamson said.There also were fewer dementia cases in the intensive-treatment group but there were too few to say lower blood pressure was the reason. Dementia takes longer to develop than mild impairment does, so doctors think the difference may widen over time.MRI scans on 454 participants showed that those in the lower pressure group had less white matter lesions — areas of scarring or damage from injury, such as inadequate blood supply.“It matches” the other results on thinking skills and bolsters the evidence that lowering blood pressure helps, said Laurie Ryan, a dementia scientist at the National Institute on Aging.HOW LOW TO GO?This study’s previous results led to last fall’s guidelines change, setting high pressure at 130. Some doctors have criticized that as too aggressive, but the new results, showing benefits to the brain, “support and maybe even extend the guidelines,” Williamson said. “The goal of below 130 is extremely important.”The study did not test specific blood pressure drugs. Instead, each participant’s doctor chose which ones to use from the more than a dozen available.When the heart results were announced a few years ago, doctors said that too-low pressure, fainting episodes and some kidney problems were a little more common in the intensively treated group but that those risks were considered worth the benefits of a lower risk of heart trouble and death.Getting to the lower level meant using one more medicine, and “90 percent of these are generic and cost less than a dollar a day,” Williamson said. “For a modest cost this has a tremendously important health benefit for people.”Marilynn Marchione can be followed on Twitter at Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Margaret Graham, 74, has her blood pressure checked while visiting the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday, July 13, 2018. She had participated in a multi-year study, published on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, investigating a connection between high blood pressure and the risk of mental decline. “I feel like maybe with this study, some findings may come that will develop new drugs and also new activities, exercise, theories that will help people to maintain an acceptable blood pressure level,” Graham says. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed) A cognitive test sheet completed by a study participant sits on an examination room table at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday, July 13, 2018. The hospital took part in a landmark study suggesting a connection between high blood pressure and mild cognitive impairment. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed) CHICAGO | Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds.It’s the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a dreaded condition that has had people trying crossword puzzles, diet supplements and a host of other things in hope of keeping their mind sharp. 1 of 2last_img read more


Watson & Scott prevail at 117th PSC Charity Classic

first_imgThe winning team – Bob Watson and Max Scott with PSC President Tony Oakes (left) and PSC Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham (right).On the day he was helped by fellow committee members – President Tony, Charity Chair William (who also played) and Social Chair Nigel.  Their day started early for at 8 a.m. they were on the course erecting sponsors signs and leaving the appropriate markers on each hole.Many of those taking part arrived early, which was a relief to all concerned, with Joe and Nigel on the registration desk and Tony and William allocating the shirts, which were kindly provided by Chris Balzai of Sinto Shirts.Runners-up Max Bracegirdle and Stu Rifkin flank PSC Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham.As we expect at Burapha, the course was presented in pristine condition with superb greens, closely mown fairways, hot and sunny conditions but with just a slight breeze to keep the temperatures at a reasonable level – perfect conditions in which to play golf.With a full complement of 144 players, it was about 5 hours later that the teams returned to the clubhouse and presented their scores to determine the results.  Then the sheets for the 20 technical prizes arrived to be recorded.Bob Newell – Players Lounge.Joe thanked all who participated in today’s tournament with special thanks to the support of the sponsors, although many who have been sponsors for a number of years, new sponsors were brought to the attention of everyone present.Special thanks went to the day’s hosts and in particular the Burapha General Manager – Khun Mike – for the support of both Burapha and The Eastern Seaboard Golf Association, with whom PSC have built up a firm relationship over recent years.  Many complimentary green fees were provided by the EGA for which we were extremely grateful.A special relationship has also been developed with Singha, a company that supports many golf tournaments in Thailand, for today they provided the winners with the magnificent Singha Golf Bags and many free drinks for everyone.  With their tremendous support of golf at all levels in Thailand, this fascinating game will only become more popular in all regions.During this time two lovely ladies, Wendy Chetland and Noi Emmerson, moved around the tables selling raffle tickets for many splendid prizes that were on offer, most provided by our generous sponsors.  The winning ticket was to receive 60% of the ticket sales.Presentation time, as is usual at PSC events, saw Nigel call everyone to order and introduce President Tony Oakes who congratulated Joe for an excellent day and expressed his appreciation to all competitors.  Nigel then introduced Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham after asking all to express their appreciation to Joe for the hard work he had put in to provide another successful day, both for PSC members and PSC charities.Jez Lees – Captain of Lewiinski’s.Prior to the prize presentation, Joe auctioned some pin flags from the recent Thailand PGA tournament that had been signed by some top golfers – Sergio, Bubba, Lee, Darren– again thanks to some hectic bidding a substantial sum was added to the overall total.Nigel then read out the winners of the technical prizes, and as this was a ‘pairs’, the respective partner also got a prize which were presented by Tony and Joe.So to the final results – the top 10 pairs winning a prize.Runners up were the team of Max Bracegirdle and Stu Rifkin with a net 62.8 off their combined handicap of 8.2, losing by just 0.2 to the winning team of Bob Watson and Max Scott with 62.2 net of their 1.4 handicap.  They were welcomed with great applause for an excellent score.The evening was not over yet!  Some great prizes were presented to the winners of the raffle including Pro V golf balls and fairway woods donated by Pattaya City Golf.So ended another successful Charity Classic where there were many winners – the main one being charity as more than 400,000 baht was raised through this event.In addition to those mentioned above, special thanks must go to those that were sponsors on the day.Platinum Sponsors:  Singha, EGA, Sinto.Gold Sponsor:  Jakalope.Bronze Sponsor:  Pattaya City Golf.Hole Sponsors:  Lewiinski’s Hotel, Drunken Duck, YWCA, Outback Golf Bar, The Players Lounge, Pattaya Mail, The Golf Club, Growling Swan, Casa Pascal Restaurant, Classroom “A” Go-Go, TQ Masters, Links Hotel and Golf Bar, Take It Easy Rentals, Jesters Care For Kids, Walter Baechli, The Beaver Bar, Choice/Inspire, Pattaya Best Wine Lovers.Personal sponsors included Steve Milne, Elias Magnusson, Dave Richardson, Jan Nielson, Richard and Carole KubickiPeter Blackburn – Growling Swan.Paul Greenaway – Take It Easy rentals.2 lovely PSC raffle ticket sellers.The 1st tee – let play begin! Friday, March 22 – Burapha Golf ClubTo arrange any golf tournament takes weeks of organization.  To arrange a major tournament, like today’s Charity Classic where there were prizes on every hole, prizes for the top 10 pairs, sponsors to obtain, shirts to order as well as negotiating for a golf course at an attractive price, with a shotgun start and a buffet is no exception. Add to all that the preparation of start sheets, which was a two-person scramble, and the collecting of entry of fees, takes time and energy and today PSC Golf Chairman, Joe Mooneyham, excelled himself with masterminding the arrangements, with the help of the ever dependable Office Manager Khun Mai.  That provided 144 PSC members with a successful and profitable, for charity, golf tournament.last_img read more


Martin Odegaard in Real Madrid squad, could become youngest ever player

first_img CEST Real Madrid players like Fabio Coentrao and Sami Khedira, who will leave the club this summer, will not get a last run out in Los Blancos shirts. The most interesting news from the squad is that Martin Odegaard has been included and may make his debut for the team this weekend, becoming Real Madrid’s youngest ever player.  Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema too, are out injured.  Sport EN 22/05/2015center_img They have not been included in the squad for the game against Getafe, both players suffering with injuries. Upd. at 15:25 Ancelotti has called up 19 players, though he will have to cut one of the goalkeepers from the squad.  The squad is: Iker Casillas, Keylor Navas, Pacheco, Carvajal, Arbeloa, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Nacho, Illarramendi, Kroos, Lucas Silva, Isco, James, Bale, Jesé, Odegaard, Cristiano Ronaldo, ‘Chicharito’.last_img read more


Men’s Basketball: Feb. 7 Scoreboard

first_imgMichael Holyfield was dominant in the pain, pulling down 11 rebounds and blocking a pair of shots. He only scored two baskets in the game but they were big. In the final minutes he finished off a pair of alley-oops to put the Islanders away. After a tight first half, the Lions led, 26-24. The largest lead for either team in the first half was three. Southeastern took its three-point lead, 6-3, on an Onochie Ochie jumper at the 16:06 mark. The Wildcats last led, 24-21, at the 4:01 mark on a Harrison Hawkins jumper, but Southeastern tied the game less than a minute later on Justin Lobell’s first career bucket. – Return to Top – – Return to Top – The Bears (1-19, 1-8), who lost to the Privateers by 20 points less than two weeks ago in New Orleans, had three players in double figures, led by Howard with 20 points, his 19th double-figure game in 20 games as a Bear. Junior guard Mike Martin added 15 points and junior center Jake Zuilhof overcame foul trouble to finish with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. The first half was a defensive struggle but the Bearkats managed to jump ahead 26-12 at halftime. Sam Houston held A&M-Corpus Christi to just two made baskets through the first eight minutes of the game. The Islanders only managed five made baskets and a pair of free-throws in the first half. Nicholls will travel to San Antonio for a 7 p.m. matchup with Incarnate Word on Tuesday before returning home to face Southeastern La. at 3:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day in Stopher Gym. Kevin Hardy spearheaded McNeese offensive attack, scoring 21 points in the loss. Guidry finished with team-highs in rebounds (13) and assists (three) to go along with 11 points. – Return to Top – On a night when the first 400 UIW students received t-shirts with senior Denzel Livingston’s #11 on them, Livingston had one of his best all-around games of the season with 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists, five steals and two blocks. Freshman Traylin Farris was no slouch either on the inside with a season high 20 points, including a pair of thunderous dunks, and six rebounds. Nicholls 70, McNeese State 59THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University men’s basketball team capitalized on an inspired group performance and led by as many as 16 points en route to a 70-59 victory over McNeese State on Saturday night in Stopher Gym. Sam Houston was uncharacteristically bad from the free-throw line, hitting just 15-of-29 from the charity stripe. The Bearkats came into the game making 70 percent of their free throws. New Orleans was 27 of 75 (36 percent) and had just six assists in the game. ACU shot 34.5 percent from the floor (20-of-58), including 34.6 percent from three-point range (9-of-26). The Wildcats converted 3-of-4 from the free throw line (75 percent). Frye led Nicholls, scoring 13 of his career-high 19 points in the second half. He also added four rebounds and a career-high three steals in the win. Sam McBeath filled the stat sheet with a team-high six rebounds to go along with four points, four assists, two blocks and two steals. Liam Thomas finished with 12 points, five boards and a team-leading three blocks on the night. Young, who played only 17 minutes due to an injury early in the second period, dished out a career-high six assists to lead the team. A&M-Corpus Christi stormed back in the second half and shot 50 percent from the field, cutting the Bearkat lead to six on two occasions. One of those occasions was with 1:11 left to play, but the Kats managed to hang on. Sam Houston was outscored 47-41 in the second half. Sam Houston State 67, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 59HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Kaheem Ransom scored a season-high 19 points to lead Sam Houston State to a 65-59 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday at Johnson Coliseum. The win keeps the Bearkats firmly in second place in the Southland Conference. The Colonels shot 51.9 percent from the floor and 75 percent at the free throw line to finish 10 points over their season average of 59.9 points per game in conference play. Nicholls held McNeese to just 31.7 percent from the floor and 26.3 percent from three-point range. The Colonels dominated points in the paint (38-26) and finished with more bench points (23-13), assists (20-10), blocks (8-3) and points off turnovers (16-14) than the Cowboys. DeMarcus Gatlin was the Bearkats second-leading scorer with 14 points, while also totaling nine boards. Dakarai Henderson added 12 points off of the bench, burying four three-pointers. – Return to Top – It took the Islanders until the 3:02 mark to break into double figures. They shot just 23% in the first period, while the Bearkats hit 40% of their shots. Sam Houston led by as many as 16 points. But the Privateers (6-13, 2-8) fought back with repeated drives to the basket and eventually got back in the game. Kevin Brown’s pair of free throws tied the game at 67-67 with 1:57 left, setting up the wild final minutes. Central Arkansas 70, New Orleans 67Nicholls 70, McNeese State 59Sam Houston State 67, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 59Southeastern Louisiana 65, Abilene Christian 52Stephen F. Austin 95, Houston Baptist 59UIW 78, Lamar 72 The win was a long time coming for a team that featured only one returnee from last year’s squad, along with a new coaching staff. How did it feel for the players? SFA dictated the game from the opening tip, opening on an 8-0 run and forcing six of the 21 Husky turnovers across the first three minutes of the game. UIW is back in action on Tuesday for Military Appreciation Night at home against Nicholls at 7 p.m. The Bears took their biggest lead of the season, 18 points, at the 4:00 mark of the first half, and settled for a 36-24 margin at halftime. After hitting 13 three-pointers in Tuesday’s 110-108 loss to Northwestern State, the Bears did not hit their first basket from beyond the arc until the 16:50 mark of the second half. UCA then knocked down two in a two-minute span to push its lead to 15 points. UCA was 4 of 7 from three-point range in the final 20 minutes. Up 14-6, Walkup pushed the Lumberjacks back up by double figures, netting his 12th point on a three-point play with 13:02 on the clock. A 4-0 run by HBU then narrowed the lead to seven points, before SFA responded with a 6-0 run to make it 23-10. The advantage for the Lumberjacks never waned below double-figures the rest of the way in taking a 47-27 advantage into the lockerroom. Southeastern shot 49 percent from the floor (25-of-51), including 35.3 percent from 3-point range (6-of-17). The Lions converted 9-of-14 from the free throw line (64.3 percent) and out-rebounded ACU, 37-31. The Cardinals (13-6, 5-4) have struggled to finish out games in recent weeks, but they played their best down the stretch against the Lamar Cardinals (11-12, 5-6). The visitors led for less than three minutes in the game, but led 69-66 with 4:52 remaining after a jumper by Donovan Ross. Farris and Kyle Hittle scored on back-to-back layups for UIW to reclaim the lead, but Tyran de Lattibeaudiere’s follow up dunk pushed Lamar back on top by one with 3:49 remaining. – Return to Top – The Bears, with their newfound confidence, have nine games remaining, beginning on Tuesday against Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond, La. Upson gave Southeastern the lead for good early in the second half, 28-26, draining a jumper with 18:15 to play. The Lions would extend their lead as high as 16 points, but a Hawkins 3-pointer with 48 seconds left in the game brought the score to its final resting place. Southeastern Louisiana 65, Abilene Christian 52ABILENE, Texas – Senior center DeVonte Upson poured in a career-high 24 points and Southeastern Louisiana snapped a four-game Southland Conference losing streak with a 65-52 win against Abilene Christian at Moody Coliseum. The Lumberjacks will now hit the road for three straight games, starting with Northwestern State on Monday, Feb. 9. SFA and the Demons will meet in a 6:30 p.m. tip inside Prather Coliseum. UIW shot 50.9 percent from the field, made 5-of-15 from three-point range and were 15-of-22 at the foul line. Livingston just missed his fourth double-double of the season. Farris was 7-of-11 from the field and blocked a pair of shots. Hittle finished with 17 points and five rebounds while Walker tallied 11 points. The team committed eight turnovers and forced 13 while outscoring Lamar, 22-10 on points off turnovers. The Bears, who never trailed in the game, broke a 19-game losing streak by holding the Privateers to 36 percent shooting and withstanding a late rally by UNO that cut a 16-point lead to nothing with two minutes to play. UCA then got two free throws from freshman Mathieu Kamba, followed by a huge block by the Calgary, Alberta, native on the defensive end. Freshman guard Jordan Howard then made 1 of 2 at the line and junior center Jake Zuilhof pulled down a defensive rebound to give the Bears their final margin of victory. Out of the break a T.J. Carpenter triple ignited a 14-0 explosion over the opening 3:19 of the second period. Ja’Dante’ Frye put a punctuation mark on the run with a monster dunk in transition, assisted by Young. With 13:44 remaining in the contest, Luka Kamber connected on a shot from beyond the arc to put the Colonels up 47-31. McNeese lived at the charity stripe for the majority of the second frame and pulled within six points after a pair of Desharick Guidry free throws at the 4:04 mark; but the Cowboys would come no closer as Nicholls played keep-away and padded their lead over the final minutes. Cedric Jenkins added 14 points for the Lions. Daniel Grieves chipped in nine points and five rebounds. Zay Jackson and Jimmie Duplessis handed out five assists apiece. SFA held the Huskies without a made basket for 7:58 into the second half and led by as much as 45 points (74-29) en route to the 95-59 final. Hawkins led the Wildcats with 18 points. Austin Cooke added 13 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Walkup paced SFA against the Huskies (10-10, 5-5 SLC), finishing 13-of-15 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the foul line. The native of Pasadena, Texas, also pulled down seven rebounds, dished out a career-best five assists and tied another career-high with three steals. UIW did not score on their next possession, but Hittle picked up a crucial steal that led to a fast break dunk by Livingston with 3:19 to play. Livingston knocked down two free throws on the team’s next possession and then Jontrell Walker scored on a tough layup in the lane to make it a 5-point game. Hittle took a charge on the next defensive possession and then scored on a layup to clinch the game with under a minute remaining. The Lumberjacks outscored HBU 48-28 in the paint, 24-13 off turnovers, 19-13 in second chance opportunities and 8-4 in the fast break. Central Arkansas 70, New Orleans 67CONWAY, Ark. – The University of Central Arkansas Bears tasted victory for the first time this season on Saturday afternoon, taking down the New Orleans Privateers 70-67 in dramatic fashion at the Farris Center. UIW 78, Lamar 72SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Playing in front of their largest home crowd of the year, the University of the Incarnate Word men’s basketball team gave the fans something to cheer about in a 78-72 Southland Conference victory over Lamar University on Saturday night at the McDermott Center. The Colonels (7-13, 4-6 SLC) scored the opening points of the contest before trading baskets with the Cowboys (9-12, 3-7 SLC) over the first eight minutes of play. After a dunk by Travis Julien, Nicholls pushed their lead to five at the 11:24 mark. McNeese responded and tied the game after a Shaun Johnson layup with 7:57 remaining in the half. The Colonels punched back with an 8-0 run, punctuated by an explosive alley-oop dunk by Quinton Thomas off of a feed from Zach Young. The Cowboys answered with an 11-0 run of their own over the final 2:28 of the frame, taking a 27-24 lead at halftime. Parker and junior Clide Geffrard each finished with 16 points. Parker netted 6-of-11 shots, including two from deep, and a pair of free throws, while Geffrard established a new career-high on 6-of-10 shooting with a 3-pointer and three hits from the charity stripe. Southeastern returns to the University Center for a 7 p.m. conference matchup Tuesday against Central Arkansas. Lamar shot 52.6 percent from the field, made 4-of-15 from 3-point range and was 8-for-11 at the foul line. De Lattibeaudiere had 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to lead the team. Anthony Holliday scored 15 points and Dontavious Sears had 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench. The Bearkats will take a short break from league play to host Texas College Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Johnson Coliseum. Ransom had a great game on both ends of the floor, leading the Kats in scoring, and guarding A&M-Corpus Christi’s leading scorer John Jordan. The Islander point guard, finished the game with 15 points but scored nine of those points in the final 4:18 of the game. Stephen F. Austin 95, Houston Baptist 59HOUSTON, Texas – Junior Thomas Walkup netted a career-high 34 points and senior Jacob Parker became Stephen F. Austin’s all-time winningest player at the Division I level in a 95-59 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday night inside William R. Johnson Coliseum. – Return to Top – Parker recorded his 98th career victory for the Lumberjacks (19-3, 9-0 SLC) to surpass former teammate Desmond Haymon, who set the previous mark of 97 wins last season. Upson also hauled in a game-high nine rebounds as Southeastern (6-16, 3-6 Southland) extended ACU’s (9-14, 3-7 Southland) streak to seven losses in-a-row. A freshman from French Settlement, Louisiana, Lobell hit a 3-pointer with 3:08 remaining until halftime to draw the Lions even, 24-24.last_img read more


Liverpool’s shortcomings see top four hopes fade away

first_imgBy Michael HannLiverpool’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League all but ended on Sunday after a 1-1 draw at Premier League title winners Chelsea epitomised a season of shortcomings.Liverpool went behind after five minutes at Stamford Bridge when John Terry headed Chelsea in front but Steven Gerrard grabbed an equaliser when he nodded home just before half-time.Brendan Rodgers’ men huffed and puffed in search of a winner to close the gap on fourth-placed Manchester United, who won 2-1 at Crystal Palace on Saturday, but had to settle for a point.With two games remaining, Liverpool have 62 points from 36 matches, six behind Louis van Gaal’s United who also boast a better goal difference (+25 to +11).“I think we got off to an awful start. A disappointing goal from our perspective,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.“We got ourselves back into the game, a good header from Stevie, and I thought in the second half we were outstanding, we just lacked that bit of quality in the final third.“It’s happened too much this season. We’ve started games poorly and we’ve been punished for it.”Liverpool scored 101 Premier League goals last term, with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez netting 52 between them to help the Merseysiders finish runners-up to Manchester City.However, Rodgers could not find a suitable replacement for Suarez following his move to Barcelona, while Sturridge has missed large parts of the season with persistent injuries.Fellow forwards Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini have all been below par at Anfield as Liverpool failed to build on last season’s success.Captain and talisman Gerrard will join LA Galaxy at the end of the season and the 34-year-old former England skipper said the club must bolster their ranks with new signings.“We’ve shown we’ve come up a bit short. I think it’s important the lads get some rest, the owners try and dig deep and help Brendan out,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.“There’s a great core of players here. This league is getting more and more difficult every year. We lost Suarez, we haven’t had Daniel Sturridge, it’s been tough.”Rodgers agreed his squad lacks strength in depth.“We are missing three in Suarez, Sturridge and young John Flanagan,” he told the BBC.“The players we have had have given everything but we are fifth and that’s probably where we are at the moment.”last_img read more