GW looks for home win vs La Salle Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappLa Salle (12-13, 3-10) vs. George Washington (12-14, 6-7)Charles E. Smith Center, Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: George Washington looks for its fourth straight win over La Salle at Charles E. Smith Center. The last victory for the Explorers at George Washington was an 80-71 win on Feb. 2, 2013. Associated Press February 20, 2020 SAVVY SENIORS: La Salle’s Isiah Deas, Scott Spencer and Saul Phiri have combined to score 38 percent of the team’s points this season, including 40 percent of all Explorers scoring over the last five games.EXCELLENT ED: Across 25 appearances this season, La Salle’s Ed Croswell has shot 59.5 percent.WINLESS WHEN: George Washington is 0-8 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 12-6 when it scores at least 62.COLD SPELL: La Salle has lost its last five road games, scoring 65.4 points, while allowing 74.6 per game.LOOSENING UP: George Washington’s offense has turned the ball over 12.8 times per game this year, but is averaging 16.8 turnovers over its last five games.___ 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.com
(REUTERS)-India’s bumper 13-test home season has taken a big toll on its players with a host of them set to miss at least part of the Indian Premier League with injuries.Royal Challengers Bangalore will be without captain Virat Kohli for at least the initial phase of the Twenty20 tournament as the India skipper recovers from a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the series-sealing final test win over Australia in Dharamsala.“His recovery will be assessed in the second week of April to determine an exact return to play date for IPL 2017,” the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said in a statement.South African AB de Villiers will lead the side in Kohli’s absence.Bangalore, who have already lost Australia paceman Mitchell Starc to injury, will also be without Lokesh Rahul for the entire tournament, with the India opener likely to undergo surgery on his left shoulder.Rahul’s India opening partner Murali Vijay, who plays for Kings XI Punjab, will undergo wrist surgery and is expected to miss the April 5-May 21 tournament.India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will sit out the entire campaign for Rising Pune Supergiant as he recovers from groin pain, the BCCI said.Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and paceman Umesh Yadav will both miss the start of the tournament for Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.Jadeja has problems with his spinning finger, while fast bowler Yadav has right hip and lower back soreness.A number of India’s test cricketers played through pain during the home season which included a 3-0 whitewash of New Zealand and a 4-0 defeat of England in a five-match series.India also beat Bangladesh in a one-off test before a 2-1 victory in a hard-fought four-test series against Australia.
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin CityEdo State government is to set up a technical committee to plan a three-year development programme for the Okpekpe 10km Road Race even as May 12 has already been picked for next yearâ€™s edition.The Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, disclosed this on Tuesday, when he played host to the promoter of the race, Mike Itemuagbor, who was at the Government House in Benin on appreciation visit to government for the successful hosting of this yearâ€™s event which held last Saturday. The deputy governor who received Itemuagbor and his entourage on behalf of Governor Godwin Obaseki said the technical committee was to ensure sustainability of the programme and also map out ways of bringing in more investors into the race to boost the economy of the host community and encourage more participation of local athletes.Shaibu also praised the introduction of technology in this yearâ€™s race, stressing that the innovation has brought credibility to the race.“I congratulate you on the successful hosting of this year’s event. The most important aspect of this year’s event is the integrity that was emphasised. Playing by the rules of the game made it real. This has also brought integrity to the race,” he said.The deputy governor expressed joy that the race has brought Okpekpe into the eyes and hearts of sports lovers around the world, indeed, the map of the world. This, he said, will in turn attract potential investors to the community.On his part, Itemuagbor who announced May 12 as date for next yearâ€™s race, revealed that revenue from private sector this year had an increase of about 20 per cent.On improvements in the upcoming editions of the race, the Okpekpe race promoter said beyond the use of transponders and split mast, the organisers are working on an upgrade to raise the standard of the event, in order to bring it to the same standard with the Boston and London marathons.He explained that with the improved revenue generation, there would be more commercialisation of the competition in successive editions.On how to encourage more participation of local athletes, Itemuagbor said the bulk of the work lies on the table of the sports councils and ministries to train and encourage athletes while the local people must imbibe the culture of participation and should be hungry to challenge the foreign athletes, as the organisers have created a level playing field for all athletes.Itemuagbor and his team also presented some souvenirs including the Okpekpe race goodies pack, towels, and customised tables to the governor in appreciation of his commitment to the sustainability of the IAAF bronze labelled international race.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram