Boise State looks to sweep UNLV

first_img Associated Press February 25, 2020 Boise State looks to sweep UNLV Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBoise State (19-10, 11-6) vs. UNLV (15-14, 10-6)Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 11 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNLV seeks revenge on Boise State after dropping the first matchup in Boise. The teams last played on Jan. 8, when the Broncos shot 42 percent from the field while holding UNLV’s shooters to just 37.7 percent en route to the 73-66 victory.center_img SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Bryce Hamilton, Amauri Hardy and Elijah Mitrou-Long have combined to account for 51 percent of UNLV’s scoring this season and 63 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Boise State, .ACCURATE ALSTON JR.: Derrick Alston Jr. has connected on 35 percent of the 177 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 15 over the last three games. He’s also converted 80.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Boise State is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 19-5 when scoring at least 61.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Boise State is a perfect 14-0 when it holds an opponent to 68 points or fewer. The Broncos are 5-10 when opponents score more than 68.DID YOU KNOW: UNLV has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 34.5 percent this year. That figure is ranked 23rd in the nation. The offensive rebound percentage for Boise State stands at just 24.9 percent (ranked 285th).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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J-E boys track takes third at sectional Class B-2 meet

first_imgThree area track and field teams would battle for top honors during Thursday’s Section III Class B-2 championships at Canastota High School before a fierce storm hit late in the meet and postponed the final event, the boys high jump.Before that, though, every other event was completed, and Jordan-Elbridge finished third in the boys division with 67.5 points, just behind runner-up Hannibal (72 points) as Cazenovia won with 151 points.The Eagles won the 4×800 relay as Derek Quigley, Lee Jewell, Kenny Williams and Michael Bennick went eight minutes, 44.99 seconds to beat runner-up Cazenovia (8:59.97) by nearly 15 seconds. Marion Quigley had another big day, going 15.50 seconds to prevail in the 110 hurdles before winning the 200-meter dash in 23.31 seconds, edging Cazenovia’s Slater DeLeon (23.35) for the title. Quigley also had a second-place long jump of 20 feet 2 ¼ inches.J-E won the 4×400 as Williams, Logan Kinney, Marion Quigley and Derek Quigley went 3:36.18. Williams finished third in the 800-meter run in 2:07.07. J-E also was third in the 4×100 relay in 46.41 seconds as Zach Barber was sixth in the triple jump.Skaneateles had 62.5 points to finish sixth, with Marcellus earning 39 points for seventh place. The Lakers got 20 points out of the mile, where Caleb Bender won in 4:40.33 and Joe Norris was second in 4:44.27, with Matt Persampieri fifth in 5:00.35. Bender completed his distance sweep by winning the 3,200-meter run in 10:15.47 as no one else broke the 11-minute mark. Norris took fifth place in the 800.Connor Gell was second in the 400-meter dash in 52.25 seconds as J-E had Kinney in sixth place. Nicola Kunz got second place in the 400 hurdles in 59.80 seconds, with Nick Paciorek (1:02.80) sixth.Kunz had a fifth-place pole vault of 10 feet, tying J-E’s Nate Willaims for that spot, as the Lakers were fifth in the 4×800 in 9:33.10 and fifth in the 4×100 in 46.86 seconds.Marcellus’ Nick Roseboom was victorious in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:12.92, beating out Persampieri, who was second for Skaneateles in 10:53.75 as J-E had Jewell in fourth place.Jonah Kwasnowski finished second in the pentathlon with 2,194 points. Kyle Brown threw the shot put 40’10” to take third place, with Dan Balman third in the discus with 116’6”.Mason Grieb was fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:01.58) as Ryan White was fifth in the 100-meter dash and helped the Mustangs get sixth place in the 4×100, with the Mustangs fifth in the 4×400.In the girls sectional Class B-2 meet, Skaneateles did best among the local sides, finishing sixth with 39 points, Marcellus and J-E each getting 23 points as Clinton 160.5 points) finished on top.Nearly half the Lakers’ points came from Emme Conan, who was second in the 100 sprint in 13.29 seconds to Canastota’s Devin Lee Robinson (12.96) and also was second in the 200 in 26.82 seconds to Sherburne-Earlville’s Amberlyn Robertson (26.38)In between, Emme Conan, paired with Graeson Landsberg, Eva Vitsaxaki and Grace Conan, went 51.28 seconds in the 4×100 for yet another second-place finish as Canastota (50.73) prevailed. The Lakers also had Sharla Dart finish second in the shot put with 31’8 ½”.Marcellus saw Delaney Manahan go 1:01.51 to finish second in the 400 sprint to Robertson, who won in 58.99 seconds. Julianna Szczech cleared 8’6” to tie for second in the pole vault. Sophia Shaw tied for third in the high jump, clearing 4’8”.J-E had Vassianna Klock, Abby Burns, Hannah Fichter and Coral Uhle finish second in the 4×800 in 10:21.05. Marcellus finished fifth in 10:53.32, with Skaneateles seventh. Klock also finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run in 5:21.30, with the Eagles fourth in the 4×400.The Eagles’ Meagan Jackson was fourth in the pentathlon with 1,738 points, eight points ahead of teammate Kyra White in fifth place, with Marcellus’ Amy Francesconi sixth by earning 1,616 points. Kyler Langhorn was fifth in the triple jump.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: J-EMarcellusSknaeatelestrack and fieldlast_img read more

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Michigan duo shines

first_imgFor the Michigan Wolverines — especially senior tailbackMike Hart and senior quarterback Chad Henne — this season certainly has notgone according to plan.Heading into the season as the fifth-ranked team in thenation and favored to win the Big Ten title, the Wolverines were humbled earlyby consecutive nonconference losses at home.Nearly two months later, Michigan is enjoying an eight-gamewinning streak and is ranked 12th in the current Bowl Championship Seriesstandings.”I think it just shows the type of people we have on this team, the type ofcharacter we have on this team and the type of guys coaches recruit here,” Hartsaid at a Monday press conference. “Everyone is ready to go, no one quit, andeveryone is ready for that chance to get out there.”Despitethe team’s slow start this season, Hart has run wild, amassing 1,119 yards on200 carries. On pace for over 2,000 yards through seven games, Hart also brokeMichigan’s all time rushing record in the Wolverines’ sixth game of the season.Unfortunatelyfor the senior, that pace was slowed when he was forced to miss games atIllinois and at home against Minnesota due to a right-ankle injury suffered inthe first half against Purdue.”Yeah, injuries messed up a lot ofthings, you know. It’s part of the game, but I’m just worried about this teamwinning this championship,” Hart said. “Those are all individual things; myteam has won every game since I’ve been out so that’s really all that matters.If we would have lost and I was injured, that would have bothered me more. Aslong as we’re winning, I’m fine.”With Hart’s ankle injury and theslow start for Michigan, his decision to return for his senior season wascalled into question by some. For Hart, the decision was made based on thereturn of fellow seniors Henne and offensive lineman Jake Long.”Itwas a decision I had to make,” Hart said at Big Ten Media Day this summer. “Iwasn’t 100 percent leaving, it was more seeing what senior quarterback ChadHenne and fifth-year senior Jake Long were going to do and what this offensewas going to do if I came back.”Hart has not been the only high profileWolverine to miss time due to injury this season.Henne has been forced to sit outthree games this season with two different injuries in addition to missing timein three other games. Most recently, the senior quarterback missed theMinnesota game with a shoulder injury.”Iwould never picture this would ever happen since never having an injury inthree years, never missing a game,” Henne said. “It’s been a difficult path,but we keep fighting. There have been a lot of great guys that have stepped inthis year and done a great job.”In the absence of Hart and Henne,the Michigan offense did not miss a beat. Freshman quarterback Ryan Mallett andsophomore running backs Carlos Brown and Brandon Minor have stepped up whencalled upon this season.”It’sgreat because you never know when your number is going to be called. Guys comein and make their mark,” Henne said of the Wolverines’ patchwork offense.”[Against Minnesota], Carlos [Brown] and Brandon Minor come in and both had 100yards rushing. It definitely gives us confidence that we can get it done.”Withthe season winding down, Hart and Henne returned last week to take on MichiganState in East Lansing. After going down 24-14 in the fourth quarter, Hennerallied the Wolverines with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes.”Idon’t know, it seems when it’s a close game like that, Chad steps up, and hedoes a great job,” Hart said. “A lot of us have never seen him play throughinjury before; you know when he plays through injury and still performs likehe’s not injured, that’s just great, that is tough.”Asstrange as the beginning of the season was for Michigan, the Wolverines are ina very familiar place with only two games remaining — at the top of the Big Tenstandings.Michiganand Ohio State are currently in a virtual tie for first place in the conferencewith matching 6-0 records in Big Ten play. With the two set to square off Nov.17, the Big Ten champion will be crowned in the next two weeks.”We knew it would come downto the last three games — Michigan State, Wisconsin and Ohio State — when welooked at our schedule at the beginning of the year,” Hart said. “We knew thatthis point of the year was going to decide our season, so we know these lasttwo games are going to be real tough.”last_img read more

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Laura Hurff, Lies Lagerweij power Syracuse to NCAA quarterfinals win

first_img Published on November 15, 2015 at 6:13 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ A few minutes before Syracuse started its NCAA quarterfinal game, back Lies Lagerweij and midfielder Laura Hurff jogged onto the field and started passing the ball back and forth, bouncing it sometimes to get used to the how the field would play.“It’s a game day ritual,” Lagerweij said. “We try new stuff out and get used to the field … It really helps (both of us) get relaxed.”Before coming together for an elaborate handshake, Hurff rested the ball on her stick and Lagerweij tapped Hurff’s stick from underneath, caught the ball and continued bouncing. It was tone-setting pregame practice in precision and control.Hurff and Lagerweij carried the poise and control into the game later, on defense, without needing to touch the ball much at all.The two spearheaded Syracuse’s defensive domination as the Orange (19-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast) booked travel plans to the final four in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a 5-0 win over Princeton (11-7) in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“A very important part of the defense was aggressiveness,” Lagerweij said. “… The midfield stepped up in interception lines and that was an improvement. That makes it really easy for the defense in the back to step up behind them.”Hurff repeatedly stole the ball in the midfield and distributed to her teammates. At one point Hurff swiped the ball from Princeton’s Debi-Michelle Jantzen, athletically dodged another defender, and left the crowd chuckling.After the second of Liz Sack’s two first-half goals, all the offense Syracuse ultimately would need, Princeton called a timeout and assistant coach Allan Law pulled aside center back Lagerweij and fellow defender Roos Weers for an animated conversation.Law didn’t want the defense to “stretch” too much and give Princeton many chances. The Tigers had begun the game in the same, aggressive style as the two teams’ regular season meeting on Oct. 18 when the Tigers held a 1-0 halftime lead.Off the opening play on Sunday, the Tigers flicked the ball into Syracuse’s defensive zone, letting the ball roll out of bounds. Then the Tigers forced a turnover, took a shot on goal and forced a penalty corner in the first 56 seconds.But just as Syracuse stormed back for a 4-2 win on Oct. 18, Princeton’s plan didn’t fully work Sunday. After Hurff rushed out to block Princeton’s penalty corner attempt, the Tigers managed just five more shots and one more penalty corner in the next 69:04. All afternoon from center back, Lagerweij directed teammates in front of her to jump passing routes, cover aggressive Tigers and poke from behind.“I honestly didn’t realize (Lagerweij played back) … because she’s everywhere,” said Benjamin Peters, who refereed Syracuse’s game Saturday, watching from the stands Sunday.Three times throughout the afternoon with Princeton on the offensive, Lagerweij used her reach to pickpocket the player on offense and pass the ball into the midfield.Lagerweij lacked space when she did that to Princeton’s Ryan McCarthy, so she dribbled into the corner. Her feet inches from endline and sideline, Lagerweij waited for McCarthy to move. When McCarthy shifted her balance by reaching her stick, Lagerweij snuck a pass through McCarthy’s legs to midfielder Hurff. An “Oooh!” went up from the crowd.Minutes later Hurff was warned when the referee felt that the defense had gotten too physical.As minutes ran low and Princeton’s desperation mounted, the Tigers sent forward Maddie Copeland, three times the Ivy League player of the week, to stay in the offensive circle. It was Lagerweij who yelled to her teammates and put herself between the action and Copeland.When Copeland received the ball with a handful of seconds left, Lagerweij forced her baseline, where her teammates stopped Copeland. As the buzzer sounded, the ball rolled harmlessly away.Said Lagerweij: “It was just pretty good defense today.” Commentslast_img read more

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Lacey praises Tipp’s strength ahead of Dublin game

first_imgThe Premier County will take on Dublin in O’Connor Park in Tullamore and will be looking to reach their first ever Under 21 All-Ireland final. Manager Tommy Twomey and his management team have named an unchanged starting 15 for the match-up. And Tipp FM’s football analyst Brian Lacey says while Dublin are strong, Tipp have their own strengths. Throw-in on Saturday is at 4pm and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with John Kennedy Motors, Main Toyota Dealer, Clonmel.last_img

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Gastro outbreak cripple athletes’ chances at World Championships

first_imgMany track and field fans across the world were in shock and awe after witnessing women’s 100 meters favorite, Elaine Thompson, struggling to hold on to fifth place in a race which she was clearly heads and shoulders above the opposition in London at the World Championships.It was later revealed that Thompson was vomiting unceasingly before the finals and even before her semi final race which she won comfortably in the fastest time at the games.Gastroenteritis outbreakThompson’s dilemma was brought on by the devastating gastroenteritis disease which affected many of the athletes who trained tirelessly to put on a show for the fans. The ailment also affected Botswana’s Isaac Makwala who was barred from entering the stadium after falling victim to a norovirus outbreak that has affected more than 40 athletes and officials from a number of nations.In addition, the winner of the women’s 100 meters, American Tori Bowie, did not start in her 200m meters heats due to the same illness.More burning issuesA highly placed source in the Jamaican training camp has confided with CNW that the stomach bug crisis is but one of many burning issues that have plagued the London World Championships.With all the terrorist acts that have been happening in Britain recently, the source claims security surprisingly lapses. There is no athletes’ village as is par for the course in games of this magnitude.No athlete’s village“The village is a sterile and secure area, where teams are housed during the period of the championships. The British have chosen instead to use a few hotels to house the delegations. The athletes are out in the preview of all British citizens and visitors. In other words, an ill meaning person can bump off Bolt as he leaves the hotel to get to the bus. Not one law enforcer in sight,” the source claimed.The complaint also ranged into a lack of proper food.“There is exactly the same menu every day, three times a day. No consideration for variety of culture or tastes.”“For this fiasco to be called a global championship in the historical leadership of colonialism and home to the current head of the IAAF, leaves a very bitter taste in my mouth,” the source said.last_img read more

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Thanks, sports fans: Your photos provided a nice lift during uncertain times

first_imgSunday morning around 9:30 a.m. here in the midwest, I replied to a tweet with one of my favorite pictures. About an hour after the Cubs clinched their 2016 World Series title in Cleveland, I saw Bill Murray and Ryne Sandberg chatting in the hallway right outside the visiting clubhouse. Both were drenched in champagne and deliriously happy. Sandberg looked more than a little starstruck. I snapped a pic, and it still makes me smile. It will certainly always be one of my favorites.MORE: The sporting events we’ll miss the mostAfter posting the pic, I had a thought: “Why not see what favorite sports photos other people have on their phones?” It’s Sunday morning, and we were all going a bit stir crazy. I could use the distraction, and surely the other handful of people who saw the tweet could, too.I worded it intentionally so that it was open to interpretation: “What’s your favorite sports picture on your phone?”I’ve been floored by the response, quite honestly. As I’m writing this, it’s early afternoon on Monday, and the replies and quote-tweets have not slowed even one bit. To write this, I had to close down the Twitter browser window and turn notifications off on my phone.And, of course, it’s not just the quantity of the response — It’s the quality. It’s variety. It’s the way sports can bring us together. It’s elation of victory and crushing disappointment of defeat, and it’s the thrill of just competing. It’s the pride in watching a son or daughter wearing a team uniform, and it’s the pride of attending a ballgame with an aging parent.It’s sport.And the feelings behind the responses were the same, no matter who responded. Chipper Jones, with his 1.1 million Twitter followers, quote-tweeted this:Easy choice! 3 generations of Joneses talkin hittin, with a Coxxy watching over! https://t.co/1N0AReTrxg pic.twitter.com/KW0TBE0W1J— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) March 22, 2020He tweeted it for the same reason TJ, with his 42 followers, picked this as his favorite sports picture.3 generations at home plate pic.twitter.com/JavOI2uBcx— TJ Is Online (@TJisonline) March 22, 2020If you don’t mind, I’d like to share some of my favorites with you. No, I’m not sticking to the “pick one” rule, because I didn’t hold you to it.Also: These aren’t the only great ones, or even close to the only great ones. They’ve rolled in so quickly, so overwhelmingly, that despite my best efforts there are lots I haven’t even seen yet. If you replied and I didn’t comment or favorite — I tried to do that, as much as possible, because I appreciate you taking the time — it’s because I was probably running after my 19-month-old daughter as she chased the cat around.MORE MISSED SPORTS:March Madness | BaseballThere were personal photos aplenty:Me w my son on Senior Night (2018). He made it in for one play that night after being out w cancer since 8th grade. pic.twitter.com/jIXgnxP7vW— Steve White (@whitestevecATX) March 22, 2020Having a catch with my old man at the @fodmoviesite pic.twitter.com/9B0n6TykXH— John Scukanec (@jscukanec) March 22, 2020My daughter taking a shot in the ‘Hoosiers’ gym.Shot was good! pic.twitter.com/tL5F9tEJf3— select o speed (@selectospeed) March 22, 2020Does this count? Haha https://t.co/IylP8MO8CJ pic.twitter.com/F7j9eeQKV7— Kirk – Like the Captain (@Kfrenchjr) March 22, 2020Me and my daughter after she became the first girl from her school to ever qualify for the cross country state meet pic.twitter.com/KtbS6UKYQP— Alan Stewart (@_alanstewart) March 22, 2020My granddaughter watching her daddy (my son) coach! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fajWeARLQ6— Kendra McLemore (@okcubfan) March 22, 2020Looks weird but my dad was pretending to be sad in this photo at Citi Field at the end of last season. Long story to explain why he was making the face. Two days later, he went into cardiac arrest in surgery and died later that week. This odd photo is the last one he ever took. pic.twitter.com/AmRSLDW4O3— Robert Aitken Jr. (@RobertAitkenJr) March 23, 2020Ballparks and sunsets was a theme that never grew old.I have way to many to mention but I always loved this one I took while at @LansingLugnuts pic.twitter.com/cuZYtdyENU— David Aardsma (@TheDA53) March 22, 2020pic.twitter.com/4xJsMlKvqT— David Smith (@DSmithPhotog) March 22, 2020Because of the magical sunset… pic.twitter.com/R6dLmFo1mS— Ms. Dani, LAT, ATC (@MsDani_LAT_ATC) March 22, 2020Candid shots of ballplayers away from their chosen playing field — like HANK AARON FISHING! — popped up, often selfies with fans. Yet another reminder to the athletes: You taking 15 seconds to smile, sign or pose can create a lifetime fan. When you have that opportunity, make the time.https://t.co/uvQBtdXBZm pic.twitter.com/MnBnXoCwR7— Josh Brown (@TheMtnBrown) March 22, 2020https://t.co/lNAhVRu8jB pic.twitter.com/De5Ozl4gUz— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) March 23, 2020Meeting Choo, a legend in Korea, where I got into ⚾️ & then realising he has a Pamela Anderson Barb Wire tattoo makes this my fave… 🤩 https://t.co/axUeQTJJ9a pic.twitter.com/VHX3HLzNu0— Baseball Brit (@BaseballBrit) March 23, 2020There’s nothing quite like the thrill of watching your child compete (hey, I taught BabyGirl to dunk yesterday … kinda).Took this last summer. God child is the catcher. Lots going on here pic.twitter.com/Edur6sbScF— Chris LaHaye (@BasATC) March 22, 2020Meeting Choo, a legend in Korea, where I got into ⚾️ & then realising he has a Pamela Anderson Barb Wire tattoo makes this my fave… 🤩 https://t.co/axUeQTJJ9a pic.twitter.com/VHX3HLzNu0— Baseball Brit (@BaseballBrit) March 23, 2020My little guy who has Down Syndrome and is an Eagle fam and a straight baller. pic.twitter.com/JwyW8ftjCW— Wendy Schuller (@EWUCoachSchu) March 23, 2020Some of my fellow sports scribes contributed, too.Gleyber Torres and Eloy Jimenez when both were #Cubs prospects. pic.twitter.com/zU30Am6y6y— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 22, 2020Always love me a good baseball sky. https://t.co/cpdW9tSlfF pic.twitter.com/mrnAE071Na— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) March 22, 2020And there were, of course, classic sports photos from professional games. Thank you, sports fans — thank you from the bottom of my self-quarantined heart. I needed the lift you gave me on Sunday, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.It has been a rough few weeks, as the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread has descended upon the world. Those of us committed to do our part to stave off the worst of the pandemic have settled into relative isolation at home (seriously, stay home and wash your damn hands). pic.twitter.com/xRR9dPki8S— Bronny Sr. (49-14) (@_LeGoatJames) March 23, 2020pic.twitter.com/cd2bxH1Fbi— Jake (@JakeTweetTweets) March 23, 2020pic.twitter.com/6a8rLNfxYw— Morgen (@rmorgenb18) March 22, 2020Gotta go with the 11-year old fan smoking a cig at the ‘44 World Series. Had it from an exhibition at @mohistorymuseum pic.twitter.com/koXf2Ig9nQ— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) March 22, 2020But this one? This might be my favorite thread of the bunch.how freaking great is this little thread?!? https://t.co/HAnym8Ko7L— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) March 23, 2020Right? How cool is that?Anyway, thanks again. 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Ajax goes for Antony

first_img39 The main issue that is being addressed in the negotiations is the price of Antony, for whom he has also asked in recent times, among others, the Borussia Dortmund. Another issue to determine is whether the player, with a contract until September 2023 with Sao Paulo, would be incorporated after the Ajax Pre-Olympic Or I would do it at the end of the season in Europe. The attacker, by the way, did a test at Atlético when he was a child. The Pre-Olympic, its great showcaseThe harmony between the parties is being good because they believe that the agreement would benefit everyone involved. In fact, a definitive understanding is not ruled out in the next few days. If the positions between the clubs get closer until the deal is reached, Ajax would proceed to specify with Antony agents the details of what would be his new contract. Ajax wants to sign Antony (19 years old), a fast and skilled extreme of Sao Paulo. As you have been able to confirm ACE, the Dutch club is in talks with the Brazilian entity to seize the services of the electric player, who is Disputing the Pre-Olympic in Colombia. While, Antony is immersed in the dynamics of the Brazilian U23, with which he has been concentrating since January 3, first in Rio de Janeiro and then in Colombia. From the coffee country it is necessary to speak for his great role in the Pre-Olympic. It is a fixture for André Jardine and his style is causing sensation. Holder in the three days, against Uruguay gave the assistance of 1-0 and against Bolivia opened the can and started the play of 4-1, the work of Real Madrid Reinier. Ajax, who follows him closely, knows that he cannot relax because the lights point to his goal.last_img read more

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Jamalco sitting pretty

first_img CRUCIAL WIN Minutes later, Jamalco broke and Issacs beat the offside trap and crossed to Elliott, who sent a glancing header over Damian Campbell in goal. The hosts then went all out for an equaliser and came close through Locksley Thompson in the 87th minute, but Jamalco held out for another crucial win. Maverley’s assistant coach Hugh ‘Bingy’ Blair says injuries continue to hamper them, but he believes they had enough chances to come away with something from the match. “Things are bad for us right now because Brazil are a good team and they are playing well, so to go there and beat them will be a hard task, but we can rebound. We just need to come back with a winning frame of mind,” he said. Jamalco Football Club moved a step closer to qualifying for the Red Stripe Premier League for the first time when they clipped Maverley-Hughenden 1-0 at the Maverley complex yesterday. Renoir Elliott netted the game’s only goal nine minutes from time to push the Rayon Johnson-coached team to maximum nine points from three games. The Clarendon team is now five points clear of Maverley and Brazil FC, who defeated Granville 2-1 in the other game Johnson says this win has placed them in a great position to claim one of the two available spots. “We are really happy about the three points here. It’s really a plus. To get nine points in the first three games makes us really proud. Now, we have a good chance (to qualify), but we are not there as yet. We have to try and get maximum points on Wednesday,” he said. The visitors started as the better team, and Andrew Isaacs wasted a glorious opportunity in the opening seconds. They had the better of the home team for the best part of the first half-hour but without any other real chances. Maverley came into the own in the last 15 minutes and only goalkeeper Sheldon Mills denied them a go-ahead goal from Everald Peddie’s five volley. They should have definitely taken the lead in the 76th minute, but Rohan Williams shot against the bar from six yards with the goal at his mercy.last_img read more

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Magic trip Pistons to snap nine-game losing streak

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Payton had 19 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, while Biyombo and Speights combined for 28 points and 18 rebounds as subs for injured starting center Nikola Vucevic.Evan Fournier scored 17 points and Aaron Gordon had 14 for Orlando, but it was the Magic’s backup centers who made the difference in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The last couple of games it’s been about other guys trying to pick up the scoring load,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “Biz and Mo were both great tonight. We had our best passing game in a few weeks and it resulted in better shooting.“And that stretch toward the end of the third quarter and into the fourth where the ball was really moving, the guys were not looking to force things and we got the payoff.” At the offensive end, Detroit hit just five of 20 shots (25 percent) and got outscored 25-16. Detroit’s reserves were just 3 for 22 from the field for the game.“We don’t need everybody to have great nights, but we can’t have that many guys have that bad a night and think we’re going to get wins,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I didn’t think many of the guys brought very good energy.”TIP-INSPistons: PG Reggie Jackson, who had a season-high 13 assists in the win over Indiana on Tuesday, suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain in the third quarter of that game and will miss six to eight weeks. Smith has replaced him in the lineup. … The Pistons have lost four of their last five games against Orlando.Magic: Gordon returned to the lineup after missing the last five games and seven of the last eight. … Mario Hezonja hit 8 of 12 3-pointers the last time Orlando played Detroit. He is 4 of 17 from behind the line in the five games since. … The Magic were 17 of 17 from the free throw line, a franchise record for most free throws in a game without a miss.UP NEXTPistons: Host San Antonio on Saturday night.Magic: Host Miami on Saturday in a rematch of Tuesday’s 107-89 Heat victory. 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The Magic won 102-89. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic got their first win in more than three weeks thanks to major contributions from some unlikely sources.Point guard Elfrid Payton and reserve centers Bismack Biyombo and Marreese Speights teamed up to spark the Magic to a 102-89 victory over Detroit that ended a nine-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Speights helped the Magic seize control of the game at the end of the third period and start of the fourth. He scored Orlando’s last nine points in the third quarter, nailed a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter, then handed out an assist D.J. Augustin for another 3-pointer as the Magic turned a five-point deficit into an 86-73 lead.“When you’re in this league, you have to find something you’re really good at and that’s something I think I’m good at,” Speights said after scoring 16 points and grabbing five rebounds. “Now that (Vucevic) is out, I know I’m going to get the opportunity to play every night. So when you know you’ll get to play, your routine can be good and you’ll have confidence.”The Pistons, who rallied successfully from double-digit deficits early in the game, never got closer than eight points in the final nine minutes of the game.Tobias Harris scored 21 points for Detroit, which had won five of six. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 18 rebounds, and Ish Smith contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.But Detroit was slow at both ends of the court in the fourth quarter. The Pistons didn’t cover the 3-point line at all and Orlando punished them with five 3-pointers in the final period.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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