February 14, 2020 .TERRIFIC TAYLOR: Taylor has connected on 34.1 percent of the 167 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 36 over his last five games. He’s also converted 72.7 percent of his foul shots this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Bulldogs are 12-0 when they shoot at least 66.7 percent from the foul line and 6-7 when they fall shy of that mark. The Owls are 7-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 7-12 on the year otherwise.STREAK STATS: Florida Atlantic has dropped its last five road games, scoring 59.4 points and allowing 70.6 points during those contests. Louisiana Tech has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 69.3 points while giving up 63.TECH’S TOUGH DEFENSE: Louisiana Tech has held opposing teams to 62.4 points per game, the lowest figure among all CUSA teams.___ Bracey, La. Tech host FAU Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFlorida Atlantic (14-12, 6-7) vs. Louisiana Tech (18-7, 9-4)Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana; Saturday, 3 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two senior guards will be on display as Cornelius Taylor and Florida Atlantic will face DaQuan Bracey and Louisiana Tech. Taylor is averaging 10.6 points over the last five games. Bracey is averaging 12 points over the 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 Associated Press
LIVE TV COMMENT Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Recalling her family’s struggle and ordeal, Ishanti Devi said: “We had to go through extreme poverty. She did not have gloves and shoes to wear. She practiced bare-footed and borrowed gloves from others. She was not allowed entry into many coaching centers and district and state tournaments. She became a victim of dirty politics. We had to shift places. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen A canister of sweets held over her head, ‘tears of joy’ refusing to stop, voice choking with emotions, Manju Rani’s mother tried in vain to hide her “mixed emotions” on her daughter winning a silver but losing a gold at the World Boxing Championship on Sunday. SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 13th October, 2019 19:18 IST WATCH US LIVE “She is very hardworking and worked extremely hard for it. We can’t even believe what she has done. It means a lot to me, our family and our village. See all of them are here,” she said showing all relatives, neighbors, and villagers gathering outside Manju’s Rohtak residence.READ: Manju Rani rewrites history with a silver on World Championship debutNot an easy journey for Manju Rani “Khushi to hai lekin thoda sa dukh bhi hai. Beti gold jeet sakti thhi. Bahut najdik ake jab gold chhut jata hai to dukh to hoga hi na. (I am very happy for what she has achieved but to little disappointed as well. My daughter could have won the gold. She came so close naturally it will hurt),” Manju’s mother Ishwanti Devi told Republic TV in an exclusive chat at her Rohtak residence immediately after her daughter’s World Boxing Championship final. Last Updated: 13th October, 2019 21:48 IST Mother Shares Manju’s ‘bare-footed’ Times,thanks The ‘borrowed Gloves’ Manju Rani clinched a sliver in her maiden appearance at the World Boxing Championships on Sunday. The boxer’s mother highlighted the struggles of the family. Suman Ray Written By Manju’s brother Ajay said he was extremely happy with what his sister has done. “I am thrilled. Manju is a champion. Everyone here are so happy and excited.”Manju’s coach Sube Singh Beniwal told Republic TV: ‘Its an unbelievable story of struggle, strength commitment, and talent. I spotted her at the age of 12 when she used to box for fun. I knew that I was seeing something special.and this child was destined for glory. I trained her and then Politics in sports was trying to sabotage everything. We shifted her to participate from Punjab and in no time she became a state and then national champion but even I did not think she would achieve this in her very first World Championship.”READ: Manju Rani 2nd Indian in history to reach WC final on debutManju Rani rewrites historyManju Rani rewrote history when she became the second Indian after MC Marykom (2001) to win a World Championship silver on debut.In January this year, her journey for glory began when she won the national championship in Vijaynagar in her maiden effort followed by a silver medal in the 70th Strandia Memorial in Sofia and then back to back bronze medals in India Open and Thailand Open.After her heroics in World Championship, her Olympic dream will mean a change in not just intensity but weight category as well as unfortunately, Manju won’t be able to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Games as 48 kg is no longer an Olympic medal category. Her coach said since she is tall she can easily move to a higher weight category in the future — either in 51 kg or 54 kg.READ: Sports Ministry makes sporting infrastructure ‘free & accessible’ READ: “Mary Kom is destined to win Tokyo Olympic gold”: Akhil Kumar FOLLOW US
Rising from its meeting in Abuja wednesday, the executive committee of the NFF approved the appointment of Salisu Yusuf as Super Eagles chief coach, Bitrus Bewarang as technical director and Nduka Ugbade as Goden Eaglets assistant coach as recommended by the Chris Green led technical committee.According to the communiqué of the meeting signed by Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, the search for a new technical adviser for the senior national team needs prompt action given the matches ahead for the Super Eagles in the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia whose qualifiers begin in October.“Executive Committee instructed the Technical and Development Sub–Committee to, within the next seven (7) days, recommend a candidate for the post of Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles,” read the communiqué in part.“It noted that the refusal of Mr. Paul Le Guen, earlier recommended by the Sub-Committee, to accept to be given targets as well as unwillingness to live in Nigeria, made his candidature unacceptable to the Board.“Committee also disapproved of Mr. Le Guen’s desire to come to the job with two assistants, which would make Nigerian coaches redundant.“The Committee noted that it was the desire to show transparency that made the Technical and Development Sub-Committee to make public its recommendation in the first place.”The statement added: “The Committee further resolved that any candidate that would be so recommended by the Technical and Development Sub-Committee must have accepted to be handed targets and must also be willing to live in Nigeria.“In addition, such a candidate must agree to undergo other internal evaluation.”The Executive Committee also approved that henceforth, only the Head Coaches of the various national teams will be on monthly salary, while assistant coaches will receive only bonuses and allowances.“The assistant coaches presently in the NFF’s employ have been given till the end of this year to secure substantive employment elsewhere, as the federation deals squarely with its financial constraints,” concludes the communiqué.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gives Technical Committee one week to recommend new coach for NigeriaDuro IkhazuagbeSmarting from the embarrassment caused the country by Frenchman, Paul Le Guen, the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) wednesday ordered its Technical Committee to recommend another top foreign coach to step into the vacant Super Eagles job within the next one week.Le Guen snubbed the Eagles job because he was not willing to accept NFF’s conditions that include his coming to stay in Nigeria, accept back-up staff made up of indigenous coaches in addition to being given a target.
An Italian fourth division player, Giovanni Liberti, has been handed a 5-match ban as his punishment for urinating at away fansTurris Calcio’s Liberti was said to have urinated at the away sure during a stoppage in play during a 3-3 draw with Sarnese.His club president was however adamant that Liberti was drinking from a water fountain rather than urinating at the away fans.The club president Antonio Colantonio said:“There’s a fountain near the wall and the player.“He was drinking and adjusting his shirt, which should be in his shorts.”“The visiting club confirmed to us that our player did not do anything that has been alleged.” he added.Colantonio also confirmed that they plan to appeal against the 5-match ban given to the player.Related
Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Missing actionThe Lakers had some expected absences for Saturday’s exhibition, including DeMarcus Cousins (ACL tear), Kyle Kuzma (foot stress reaction), Talen Horton-Tucker (foot stress reaction) and Jared Dudley (knee soreness). Cook and Kostas Antetokounmpo (ankle sprain) also missed the game.LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo and Danny Green didn’t play in the second half. Frank Vogel suggested that he would devise a “similar” workload for the Lakers’ two exhibitions against the Nets in China next week. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years “We play the Warriors eight times this year,” he said. “I’ll get some action in one of those games. Just gotta be smart.”Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThey moved into the Chase Center, their new $1.4 billion home on the water in Mission Bay. That’s added both time and traffic to their commutes — something Klay Thompson side-stepped with a ride on a ferry earlier this week. It wasn’t just switching sides of the bay, from Oakland to San Francisco, but also upgrading and modernizing their tech-friendly home that houses high-class suites and luxury seating to generate additional revenue.Quinn Cook, who played for the Warriors for the last two seasons, said he was wowed by the building, particularly the new entrance. But the human element was refreshingly familiar.“To see the same faces — security, ushers, equipment people — everybody’s still here and made that transition,” he said. “It’s definitely different, but it’s great to see some familiar faces.”Saturday’s game was the first basketball event played in the building. Kerr said the only other time the Warriors were able to try the court was the day before for some short scrimmaging.Both JaVale McGee and Cook had heard plenty about the planning of the new digs and Cook even toured the building before it was finished. Cook didn’t play in the game, sitting out with a sore left calf, but knows his time to try the court against his former team will come soon. SAN FRANCISCO >> The Kerrs had been moved into their new home just two days when the ground shook beneath them.It was a small earthquake, a 3.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. It felt to Steve Kerr to be a sort of sign on the day of his team’s first preseason game in their new home.“That was like our welcome, I guess,” he said. “Welcome to San Francisco.”To be frank, the ground quaking beneath them is one of the more subtle shifts the Warriors have dealt with in the week since their preseason camp opened. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Was pass interference late in Chiefs’ win over Titans in AFC championship game the correct call? The internet debates
Because it wouldn’t be the NFL playoffs without more controversial calls.Late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s AFC championship game, which Kansas City won 35-24, a pivotal third-down for the Chiefs was converted in the form of a questionable pass interference call against the Titans. I have seen far worse NOT be called pass interference this year…#TENvsKC pic.twitter.com/tVeLzImuk0— Tony Clements (@TonyClementsTC) January 19, 2020MORE: The 2019 pass interference rule, explainedThe NFL’s rules on pass interference do contain an interesting bulletpoint. A play does not result in pass interference if “contact that would normally be considered pass interference, but the pass is clearly uncatchable by the involved players.” So there are some things to consider here: The coverage was about as close as one can play it. The defender gets his head around, but late.He was face-guarding, but the pass was off the mark, a bit behind the receiver.A call of this nature may be considered pass interference by the NFL rulebook, but it rewards offenses for inaccurate passes downfield. All things considered, it was a 50-50 call, but by the rule of NFL law, it is pass interference.Judgement is involved on the part of officials to deem what exactly is a catchable ball, something that needs a more clear explanation in the NFL rulebook.And, as one can imagine, Twitter took the debate to the internet waves.I know it’s the rulebook of the NFL, but I really hate when underthrown passes are considered as defensive pass interference.The receiver is trying to adjust and its incidental contact.Yes, the corner isn’t looking at the ball, but when its Tyreek Hill, it’s hard to.— Fire Bill O’Brien (@UrinatingTree) January 19, 2020I don’t like this pass interference call or maybe it’s the rule. Impossible for the corner to turn his head around before contact on an under thrown ball. Am I wrong? pic.twitter.com/pZiFLB1Nyp— Bears Barroom (@BearsBarroom) January 19, 2020That wasn’t pass interference in September pic.twitter.com/CkIqFtjgMK— Hail Mary-I ain’t Lion 🦁 it’s been a tough season (@lamos_mary) January 19, 2020The under thrown ball/pass interference call is effin gd bs man— Bill Burr (@billburr) January 19, 2020It is virtually impossible to play Defensive Back in the NFL. The WR slows down into the DB. The DB slows down and looks back to play the ball. Result: Pass Interference. #Boo— Dr. Derwin L. Gray (@DerwinLGray) January 19, 2020“Defensive pass interference.”Chiefs WR literally has his hand wrapped around Tennessee CB’s helmet. pic.twitter.com/KFDOwEoqfr— Duke Crew (@Duke_5to6) January 19, 2020I would say you should challenge that pass interference but there’s no way an NFL ref would take accountability and overturn that.— Christopher Crawford (@Crawford_MILB) January 19, 2020
3TOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min has begged fans not to watch his military service stint and follow government guidelines.The South Korean international will begin his four-week mandatory national service immediately, with the ex-Bayer Leverkusen forward not expected back in England until May.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Son Heung-min has asked fans not to watch him in military serviceCredit: ReutersSon, 27, headed back to his native country to partake in the service following his stint in isolation.He is considered a hero in South Korea having scored 27 goals in 87 appearances for his national side.A statement on his Facebook page revealed fans and reporters have been in contact asking if they could watch him in action.It read: “As large gatherings have been discouraged due to the COVID-19 virus and as we are working to comply with government policy, we will not be opening this event up to the public.”This decision is being made to ensure the safety of the fans and reporters and to prevent any dangerous situations from arising.”Thank you for your understanding. Heung Min Son looks forward to completing his military duty and doing his best at the training facility.”Under South Korean law, before the age of 28 you must complete 21 months of national service unless you earn an exemption.Son earned his exemption after helping his country win gold at the Asian Games in 2018.3most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’The forward will have to go in tear gas chambers and do live-fire drills during his mandatory military training.He will be also exposed to tear gas, learn how to rifle and be put through combat drills to ensure he is fighting fit.Son will also do chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear exercises as well as undergoing discipline education.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealJosé Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdown
While the coronavirus continues to take lives in the Wuhan area, where it came from, the health alert is forcing to suspend virtually all competitions that should be held in the short and medium term in China. The Super League has been postponed, and Asian Champions League games that have such a country as headquarters are not played for now. And, in regards to Espanyol, What will happen to Wu Lei if he is cited in the next call of his selection? One of those affected will be with total probability Wu Lei, since he has participated and as a starter in the previous four qualifying matches, in which he scored three goals (in fact, he only remained unmarked against the Philippines) and gave one assist. Some meetings with which the attacker of Espanyol reaches a special event: Just this Friday marks a decade since he debuted in the Chinese national team on February 14, 2010. He did it in Hong Kong, in the East Asian championship.Since then, Wu Lei has played 67 matches with China, in which he has scored 18 goals and distributed five assists. The franchise player of the Asian giant has a great challenge to meet: qualify for the World Cup. The measure is not for the official moment, but it does have a chance to prosper. Even to be confirmed next week. About the calendar, China had to play at home the fifth day of the qualifying phase for the 2022 World Cup, against Maldives, specifically on March 26. The CFA (Chinese Football Federation) is in talks with the authorities of Thailand to be where the match is disputed, it is always clear that before you have not sent the alert for the coronavirus. The contacts are moving in a good direction although, according to the portal ‘Live Sport Asia’, the Thai Ministry of Health would have demanded that the Chinese federation send them blood samples from all players before they embark on their journey to meet Maldives.
Completing journey Today he will travel on the Plantation Gardens river in St Thomas before completing his journey at the Kingston Harbour in Down Town Kingston. “The reception we have been getting is great. People see us coming with two Kayaks and they are intrigued,” he noted Another of Greyson-Newman’s goal was to assess local rivers as he wants to establish international competitions locally and he has been impressed by the various characteristics of rivers he has encountered. “The problem was how do we shortlist over a hundred rivers down to 14, that was the first challenge, but each river has it own characteristics. Rio Cobre where we started on Sunday had boulders and rapids. Milk River, Alligator Pond both have crocodiles. “We would like to have an international Jamaica race, and Rio Cobre and Salt River in Hanover are a couple rivers we see international competitors coming to Jamaica to participate in. We want kayaking and canoeing to be another sport in Jamaica’s repertoire as there is a lot to be gained from this sport and that’s what we are trying to get out,” he commented. “The reason we are ending at Kingston Harbour is because it is the closest location to the Aquatic centre. The harbour is quite wide and open so it will tricky, so to get from one side to the other will be an achievement, and getting across Jamaica and the 14 rivers would be a phenomenal.” British born Jamaican kayaker, Tony Greyson-Newman, will close the chapter on his one week expedition at the Kingston Harbour this afternoon between 1:00pm and 2:00pm, where he will complete traversing 14 of the island’s rivers in seven days in an effort to raise funds for the Kingston Aquatic Sports Academy. However, Greyson-Newman, says they are still a far way off their target of 10,000 pounds (J$1.6 million) but he is still hoping they can accomplish their objective on today’s final day. “It is not as well as I hoped and we are not sure why. It has been an online fundraiser and we have tried our best to put it out on social media and people have been donating and supporting and we are very grateful. But we have a target of 10.000 pounds, that will pay for the initial equipment to get things started but we are not near that target,” he said. “We are hoping that as things draw to a close more donations will be made and we can reach our target. The fundraising is the basis of me doing 14 rivers in seven days. Some have donated and we are hoping that other will. But we are not where we want to be financially to get the equipment we need to put in the programme,” he added. Greyson-Newman started out on the Rio Cobre in St.Catherine and the Milk River in Clarendon on Sunday. On Monday he travelled the Alligator Pond in Manchester and Black River in St Elizabeth, and the seven Miles Beach and Cabaritta River in Westmoreland on Tuesday, before taking on Salt Creek in Hanover and Great River in St James on Wednesday. On Thursday, he took on the Martha Brae in Trelawny and White Water in St Ann, before conquering the Rio Nuevo in St Mary and the Rio Grand in Portland on Friday.