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McNeese State 77, Central Arkansas 60Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 67, Abilene Christian 44 At the outset, both teams came out ice cold from the field, with only two Thomas layups and a LaDarrien Williams jumper being scored in the first 6:30 of the game for a 4-2 Islanders lead. ACU scored the next three points to take a 5-4 edge before Thomas struck again with a deuce to put the visitors ahead once more. Garrett entered the game having made just 3 of 25 shots in the last three games and 1 of 16 from 3-point range. He knocked down 10 of 16 on Tuesday night, including 5 of 9 from long range to finish one point off his career high. The win moved the Cowboys to 11-15 overall and 5-10 in Southland Conference play. UCA fell to 1-24 on the season and 1-13 in the league. McNeese led 38-33 at the half but UCA came out and scored the first four points of the second half to cut the lead to 1 at 38-37. What followed was the longest scoring run of the season for the Cowboys – 20 straight. Garrett was one of four Cowboys to score in double-digits – the first time that’s happened since a 68-61 win over UNO on Jan. 31. Kevin Hardy added 16 points to go along with a career-high eight steals – one off the school single-game record – and six rebounds. Desharick Guidry recorded his 19th double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds and Jamaya Burr added 12 points with nine assists and six rebounds. After a McNeese timeout, Garrett heated up from the far side baseline and knocked down three straight 3s from the same spot to help build the lead back to 22 at 75-53 with 4:34 to play. UCA scored the final seven points as the Cowboys played to run out the clock. The Islanders will be back in action on Saturday night for Homecoming when they take on Sam Houston State. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center and the game will be televised by Root Sports Southwest with Tom Franklin and Neal Raphael on the call. – Return to Top – A total of 16 of those 20 points were on fast break chances as Hardy and Burr scored six each during that run. The first two buckets were jumpers by Guidry and Garrett but the rest came on layups and eight of the points came off of turnovers. McNeese went from leading 38-37 with 19:09 to play to going up 58-37 at the 13:29 mark. The Islanders held the Wildcats to 2-for-8 shooting with three turnovers in their first 11 possessions of the stanza. Most importantly, A&M-Corpus Christi held the Wildcats to 5-for-15 from beyond the arc, and just 1-for-6 in the second half. ACU came in as the conference leaders in three-point field goal percentage. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 67, Abilene Christian 44ABILENE, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team went on a 26-6 run to open the second half en route to a 67-44 win over Abilene Christian on Tuesday night at Moody Coliseum. The Islanders forced 14 turnovers and limited the Wildcats to just three offensive rebounds in the victory to improve to 15-12 overall and 10-5 in Southland Conference play. Kamba led the Bears with 14 points while Jordan Howard scored 13. Amin snapped that rally with a layup at the other end, and a Dale Francis free throw put the lead at 20-18. But Parker Wentz followed that with a four-point play, and the Wildcats took a 22-20 advantage. Jelani Currie drew the Islanders even with an offensive board and a pair of free throws, and then John Jordan got a steal and dunk to put the visitors up 24-22. The teams traded points over the next couple possessions, and Currie finished off the first-half scoring with a layup on a putback that made it 28-24 Islanders at the break. McNeese returns home to play its final three games beginning Saturday at 3:05 against Nicholls State. Ehab Amin led a balanced offensive attack with 16 points, while Rashawn Thomas added 14 points and seven boards and Bryce Douvier posted 11 points and nine boards. Harrison Hawkins led the Wildcats with 11 points in a losing effort. The Islanders shot 35 free throws and dominated the boards, 37-23. Out of the locker room, the Islanders came alive on both ends, with back-to-back three-balls from Dale Francis and Douvier sparking a 10-0 run to start the stanza. After the teams traded baskets on the next couple possessions, A&M-Corpus Christi came up with seven straight points, including a Brandon Pye three and an Emmanuel Toney putback to push the rally to 19-4 and the lead to 47-28. Austin Cooke snapped that rally with a layup, but the Islanders scored the next seven points, five at the free-throw line, to stretch the lead to a game-high 24. From there, the visitors were able to push the lead to as much as 26 in the closing minutes, with the final score sitting at 67-44. McNeese connected on 52.5 percent of its shots (32 of 61) for the game and was 16 of 30 for 53.3 percent in the second half. UCA hit 24 of 59 for 40.7 percent. Both teams made six three-pointers and UCA held a 34-33 advantage on the boards. UCA bounced back and scored eight straight to cut a 64-43 lead to 64-51 behind Mathieu Kamba who scored all eight of the points. The Cowboys scored 26 fast break points in the game and had 31 points off of 18 UCA turnovers. At that juncture, Amin took over on the offensive end. The freshman scored the next 11 points for the Islanders, including a pair of triples and a three-point play, while ACU scored just four to give the visitors a 17-10 advantage. But Hawkins came on strong on the other side, hitting a pair of threes and adding a jumper for an 8-0 run on his own to put the Wildcats ahead 18-17. McNeese State 77, Central Arkansas 60CONWAY, Ark. – McNeese State rolled off 20 straight second half points and Keelan Garrett broke out of his slump with 25 points to help lead the Cowboys to a 77-60 win over Central Arkansas in the team’s final road game of the regular season here Tuesday night. – Return to Top –
OCEANPORT — With just three days left before Monmouth’s biggest program of the year, racing secretary Mike Dempsey has 10 horses on his possibles list for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) on Sunday. In order of weights, Dempsey lists Lion Heart (121), Rock Hard Ten (120), Courageous Act (117), Royal Assault (117), My Snookie’s Boy (116) and Wimplestiltskin (116). Listed as possible for the $1 million event are Eddington, Tap Day, Courageous Act, Pollard’s Vision and Swingforthefences. The Haskell lost a pair of expected starters in the last two weeks. First, Boomzeeboom, trained by Vladimir Cerin, broke down during training hours at Del Mar and was euthanized. Wood Memorial (G1) winner Tapit, who was on target to make the Haskell Invitational Sunday, will not start in the Grade 1 race either. “He worked super this morning, but he needs minor throat surgery,” said Michael Dickinson, who conditions the colt by Pulpit for Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. “He’ll walk for a week after the surgery, so the Haskell is out.” A winner of three of five lifetime starts, Tapit has earned $549,800 for his connections. With Saturday’s defection of Tapit, trainer Nick Zito may be enticed to start another of his charges, Pie’s Prospect or Sir Shackleton in the million-dollar Haskell. Lion Heart, trained by Patrick Biancone at Saratoga, has not breezed since he won the Long Branch Breeders’ Cup Stakes here July 17. Monmouth’s leading jockey, Joe Bravo, was aboard for the Long Branch. Rock Hard Ten drilled five furlongs on July 25 in 1:02 1/5 at Del Mar for trainer Jason Orman. The Kris S. colt, winner of the Grade 1 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park last out, was scheduled to breeze again Sunday at the Southern California track. Courageous Act, second in the July 2 Iowa Derby for trainer Bob Baffert, has been training at Churchill Downs. In his most recent drill, the son of Exploit breezed five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 July 24. Royal Assault, who’s with the Nick Zito string at Saratoga, and My Snookie’s Boy, trained by Allen Iwinski, have not breezed since running third and second, respectively, in the Long Branch. Wimplestiltskin had a sharp five-furlong breeze last week at Del Mar, getting the distance in :59 flat. The Petionville colt, third behind Boomzeeboom in the June 19 Affirmed Stakes, is trained by Marcelo Polanco. Haskell Day is Monmouth’s biggest program of the year. The 14-race card will include seven stakes races, topped by the Haskell. The other graded events scheduled for Aug. 8 are the Matchmaker Stakes and Oceanport Handicap, both Grade 3. Four overnight stakes will also be run — the Regret, Ocean Place Resort, Lady’s Secret and Teddy Drone. All carry purses of $100,000. My Snookie’s Boy the home horse in Haskell My Snookie’s Boy, who ran himself into the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) with a monster effort in the Long Branch Breeders’ Cup Stakes, has the distinction of being the only Haskell horse stabled on the grounds at Monmouth. The Crafty Friend colt, owned by Preferred Pals Stable, is part of trainer Allen Iwinski’s local division, and he’s had two starts over the track, and gallops over it every day. But he won’t have a breeze before the mile and an eighth Haskell Aug. 8. “He’s doing great,” Iwinski said. “I’m just going to gallop him up to the Haskell. He doesn’t need to breeze before the race because he’s fit enough right now. “He had a pretty tough race last time, so galloping him up to the race should be enough.” My Snookie’s Boy won an allowance race here by seven and a half lengths on June 27 in his first Monmouth start. In the Long Branch on July 17, he gave favored Lion Heart all he wanted before falling just a head short at the wire. Stewart Elliott, who was aboard in the Long Branch, has the mount for the Haskell. Lion Heart will be the starting highweight in the Haskell at 121 pounds. The son of Tale of the Cat, stabled at Saratoga with Patrick Biancone’s string, got his final tune-up for the race on Friday morning, working five furlongs in :58 2/5, the fastest work of the morning. Biancone said the Kentucky Derby runner-up will gallop up to the race before shipping to Monmouth on Haskell Day. Royal Assault, who was third in the Long Branch, is also at the Spa. The Nick Zito-trained colt also will be vanned down day of the race. Two Haskell prospects — Rock Hard Ten and Wimplestilskin — are based in California and are scheduled to arrive the middle of the week. “He’ll ship out on Wednesday for the flight there,” said Rock Hard Ten’s trainer Jason Orman, who conditions the colt for Mercedes Stables LLC and Madeline Paulson. “I’m running a horse here (Del Mar) on Wednesday so I’ve got a late night flight out of here and should be there Thursday morning.” The son of Kris S. from the Mr. Prospector mare Tersa had his final work for the race on Saturday morning at Del Mar. “He worked great, :58 and two,” said Orman. “Everything is going great with him. He’s ready to go.” Rock Hard Ten debuted on Feb. 7 of this year, breaking his maiden by just over a length at Santa Anita. He followed that up with an allowance score by nearly two lengths on March 3 over the same course. On April 3, he finished second in the Santa Anita Derby, beaten a head by Castledale, only to be disqualified and placed third for interference in the stretch. That disqualification cost the colt enough earnings to earn a berth in the Kentucky Derby; however he did start in the Preakness, finishing second to Smarty Jones, and the Belmont Stakes, fifth, beaten by 12 lengths. His last start was an impressive score in the Swaps Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood, drawing off to nearly a four length score under Corey Nakatani, who has the return call in the Grade 1 Haskell. This year’s 37th renewal of the Haskell will mark the jockeys fourth mount in the race. He finished fifth in 2001 with Jamaican Rum, second in 2000 with Captain Steve and sixth in 1992 aboard Binalong. Rock Hard Ten will carry second highweight of 120 pounds. Wimplestiltskin, third in Hollywood’s Affirmed Stakes last out, is training at Del Mar with Marcelo Polanco’s stable.
Maguire and Alli struck either side of half-time in Samara on Saturday to move the Three Lions into the last four, and they will face either Croatia or hosts Russia on Wednesday.England dominated after making a slow start, Maguire scoring from Ashley Young’s left-wing corner after half an hour to put Gareth Southgate’s side on track. Jordan Pickford made tremendous saves to deny Marcus Berg and Viktor Claesson either side of Alli doubling England’s lead, the midfielder nodding in Jesse Lingard’s centre.Although the World Cup’s top scorer Harry Kane was muted, England held Sweden at bay to follow up their penalty success against Colombia with a more comfortable victory.Sweden had advanced from three of their four previous World Cup quarter-finals but could not find a way to beat Pickford as the Three Lions marched on to the semis.#ENG WIN! @England book their place in the semi-finals for the first time since 1990!#SWEENG // #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/zOqZAD0kgE— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 7, 2018Claesson hammered the game’s first shot over the crossbar in the 12th minute as a cagey start saw both sides play loose passes due to early nerves.Raheem Sterling then set up Golden Boot leader Kane, who slotted wide, with England – playing in their first World Cup quarter-final since 2006 – starting to find their feet.And they took the lead in the 30th minute with their eighth set-piece goal of the tournament.Boom! #threelions pic.twitter.com/U2aKrZoL1G— England (@England) July 7, 2018Young’s outswinging corner found Maguire to power home his first international goal, goalkeeper Robin Olsen and Ola Toivonen on the line unable to stop the defender’s downward header.The offside flag spared Sterling’s blushes when Kieran Trippier’s long-range pass sent him clear to miss and the forward soon wasted another chance from Jordan Henderson’s lofted throughball.Olsen did well initially with a strong hand to deny Sterling, who dallied with the rebound and allowed Andreas Granqvist to make a vital block.Pickford was called into action for the first time shortly after the restart, diving to his left to superbly palm away a header from Berg, who climbed above Young at the back post.The importance of that terrific save was made clearer as England struck again in the 58th minute.Another England set-piece caused chaos and, although Sweden initially cleared their lines when Lingard delivered a perfect cross to the back post, Alli was there to double his side’s advantage.22y 87d – Dele Alli is the second youngest player to score a World Cup goal for England, behind only Michael Owen (18y 190d v Romania in 1998). Youth. #ENG #SWEENG#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/E120fo5XVP— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 7, 2018Pickford made a smart stop from Claesson after he combined well with Berg, Sweden coach Janne Andersson turning to John Guidetti from the bench.Guidetti teed up strike partner Berg in the 71st minute but Pickford, who kept his first clean sheet of the World Cup, tipped the effort over the crossbar.Such was England’s comfort in the closing stages, Henderson – at risk of missing the semi-final through suspension – could be replaced by Eric Dier as Southgate’s side moved on to Moscow. Photo Getty Images. Caption: Harry Maguire celebrates England’s opener against Sweden
0Shares0000Vinayak was among the competitors who participated in the Hillclimb in Naivasha over the weekend.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 – Former multiple open class champion Shivam Vinayak has announced his Motorcross comeback after years of exemplary riding on off-road Rally Raids and Enduros.Vinayak, now a dentist, says he will retain his current off-road machine that he will ride along with the new KTM 350 sx-f specifically prepared for motocross. “I plan to return next season. I have a new bike which is on its way and can’t wait to start training at the Jamhuri Park circuit. The new bike is expected in a week’s time. l will also be doing the rally raids and the hillclimbs on the old bike,” Vinayak said.“My new bike is coming from South Africa and should be an exciting ride. Testing will be done locally with the help of Offroad Adventure East Africa,” he added.Vinayak who won the Kenya Motor Sports personality of the year award in 2012, says his Motocross return is informed by his burning ambition to boost Team Kenya fortunes in continental and regional FIM Africa events.Vinayak also wishes to whip up the enthusiasm of the next generation of senior riders in the sport.“It’s always a great pleasure representing the country in Motocross. Sadly, the senior category has not picked up quite well and I’m hoping to encourage more riders to take up the challenge. Our longstanding rivalry with Uganda has also added a little zest into the sport and I’m looking forward to it,” further stated the veteran.Vinayak was among the competitors who participated in the Hillclimb in Naivasha over the weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)
Dagenham and Redbridge striker Jamie Cureton believes Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp must begin to steer the Hoops to away victories if he is to reduce the speculation surrounding his position as manager.The west Londoners have lost all ten away Premier League fixtures so far this season, including Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor, and the 39-year-old insists things have to improve under the former Portsmouth and Tottenham chief.“It’s been disappointing, they’ve had little glimpses here and there but on the whole it’s been fairly poor, especially on the weekend against Burnley,” Cureton told talkSPORT.“Home form is obviously key, but somewhere along the line you’ve got to start picking up points away from home and winning matches.“They’ve not done that and that then puts more pressure on your home games and if you’re not winning them then you start sliding down the table.”And the former QPR man believes the lack of transfer activity at Loftus Road during the transfer window could be an indication towards Redknapp’s future at the Hoops.“You would expect QPR to try and add to their squad and try to improve, but they haven’t at the moment,” he added.“Whether that means they’re looking to change and they don’t want to give Harry the money I’m not sure.“He’s done as well as he can, he got them promoted and it’s a difficult league, but you need to spend to stay in it.”
1 Pablo Zabaleta played 22 times for Manchester City last season Pablo Zabaleta’s future at Manchester City is up in the air, according to the player’s agent.The 31-year-old has been at the Etihad for eight years now but his place in the team is reportedly under threat.Incoming boss Pep Guardiola is expected to shake up his squad when he arrives and a number of senior players could be axe.Zabaleta is one of those fearing the exit door and his agent, Federico Pastorello, has now confirmed that offer for his client will be considered.“Zabaleta has another year’s deal at Manchester City,” Pastorello told Telelombardia.“I understand Pep Guardiola has been confirmed but the opportunities in the market are endless. Should there be other opportunities, we will evaluate.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventVolunteer recruitment efforts for the ninth annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup program of California’s state parks are being helped along with sponsorships from Caltrans and Don’t Trash California. Four other Los Angeles County locations are hosting volunteer workers – Malibu Lagoon State Park; Pio Pico State Par; Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park; and Topanga State Park. For the Hungry Valley project, volunteers will meet at the CCC Spike Camp building on Orwin Way in Gorman. For directions or to sign up for that project location, call (661) 248-7007. GORMAN – Volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty can do their part for Mother Earth on Saturday morning during Earth Day events in Gorman. At the Hungry Valley Vehicular Recreation Area, Kathy Sanders, an interpretive specialist for the park, is coordinating what is turning into an annual trash pickup along the Golden State Freeway. “Last year, we had 12 volunteers from a Girl Scout troop in Frazier Park, and they picked up 50 bags of trash and five bags of recyclables,” Sanders said. “We’re hoping to get a lot more volunteers this year and already have 35 signed up.” Girl Scout Troops 566 and 735 from the Frazier Park/Gorman area have committed to help. In addition, CalPALs, a group of inner-city kids sponsored by the LAPD Police Athletic League that will be camping in the area to learn motorcycle-riding techniques, has offered to help out.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates“We’re collecting a lot of money right now that is ostensibly for police. But really it’s just padding the general fund of the city of Los Angeles,” he said. Trash pickup has been financed out of the city general fund for decades. The new fee will cover that cost, allowing the council to shift money to beef up the LAPD. Chief Administrative Office analysts said the fee increase will actually generate around $30 million this year. The cost of 135 new officers is higher than $13 million when health benefits, pensions and recruitment are factored in, but will not take up the entire $30 million. The rest of the money will pay for police overtime and buy video cameras for police cars. Activists from the Labor/Community Strategy Center and the Bus Riders Union were the most vocal opponents, claiming the fee is a tax, not simply an increase. City Councilman Greig Smith cast the lone dissenting vote Tuesday as his colleagues voted to raise the city’s trash fee in order to allocate money to hire more police officers. After listening for nearly half an hour to public comments, including calls to reduce the size of the Los Angeles Police Department, the council gave its preliminary approval for the fee hike. Because support was less than unanimous, the measure will be brought back next week for a second affirmation. Smith had also voted against the fee hike during the city’s budget hearings, saying it was being phased in too quickly. On Tuesday, he argued the council needs to be more honest with the public about how the money will be spent. “We said in the budget that we are going to collect $23 million this year with this tax. We’re going to hire 135 new police officers; that’s only $13 million. Where is the other $10 million going? “You need to be true to the public that it’s a tax, and it’s going … directly to the police, and it’s circumventing voters,” Manuel Criollo told the City Council. The trash-fee increase applies to single-family residences and some small apartment buildings served by the city Bureau of Sanitation. Monthly trash rates will rise from the current $11 to $18 in September, $22 next July, $26 in July 2008 and $28 in July 2009. Larger apartment buildings, condominiums and businesses hire private trash haulers and already pay full cost for trash collection. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!