LSU stumbles against Tennessee

first_imgBATON ROUGE – The last five games have been an offensive nightmare for coach Donnie Tyndall and his Tennessee Volunteers.In losing all five games, Tennessee had reached the 60-point mark one time. The situation drastically changed in the second half of the Volunteers’ 78-63 victory against LSU on Wednesday.Tennessee shot 69 percent from the field (18 of 26), including 63 percent on 3-pointers (5 of 8) in the final 20 minutes. The Volunteers outscored LSU 45-30 in the second half en route to their highest point total of the season.“We talked about playing in attack mode and not settling for jump shots,” Tyndall said. “We did get in the paint a bunch which led to some draw-and-kick opportunities. In some cases, we converted at the rim.“Sometimes the ball goes in and sometimes it does not. We played well offensively which always helps particularly on the road. We did a great job, maybe our best job all year, in sharing the basketball and making extra passes. We did that a couple of times late in the (shot) clock and that was huge.”Josh Richardson led Tennessee with 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field. Armani Moore matched his career high with 19 points. Moore, who grabbed eight rebounds, was 9 of 14 on his field-goal attempts.“It’s been tough on us as a team, but we stayed together,” Moore said. “We did a great job trusting our teammates tonight. Coach preaches that. You get in the lane and you don’t have a clear (path) for anything. You kick it out to your teammates and trust him to make the dribble drive.”During its five-game losing streak, Tennessee averaged 55 points and shot 40 percent from the field, including 26 percent on 3-pointers. Against LSU, the Vols scored 78 points and shot 52 percent from the field, including 38 percent on 3-ppointers.LSU (21-9, 10-7 SEC) briefly took a 36-35 lead on a 3-pointer by Keith Hornsby slightly more than one minute into the second half. But Tennessee (15-14, 7-10) then outscored the Tigers 27-8 over a 10-minute span. The Vols made 11 of their 16 field-goal attempts during their run.Tennessee knocked down five 3-pointers during their outburst — two by Kevin Punter and one each by Devon Baulkman, Moore and Robert Hubbs. Moore sank a couple of more field goals as the Vols pulled ahead 62-44 with 8:30 remaining in the game. LSU came no closer than 11 points the rest of the way.Hubbs and Punter also scored in double figures for the Volunteers with 12 and 10 points, respectively. The smaller Tennessee team outrebounded the Tigers 35-29. The Vols grabbed 13 offensive rebounds.Hornsby scored a season-high 25 points for LSU. Jarell Martin added 16 points, while Tim Quarterman had 10.“We needed to come out tonight and really establish ourselves early,” LSU coach Johnny Jones said. “A couple of weeks ago we went in at halftime with a 27-point lead and put them on their heels. Tonight, we had to fight to get the score tied at halftime.“Tennessee played extremely well in the second half. We didn’t get them to turn it over. We couldn’t get a stop. They made a lot of individual plays and shot practically 70 percent in the second half. That made it very difficult for us when we did not execute at the level we needed to on the offensive end.”Hornsby sank four foul shots in the last minute of the first half to bring LSU into a 33-33 halftime tie with Tennessee.TIP-INSTENNESSEE: Tennessee, which lost by 18 points at home to LSU on Feb. 14, has now beaten the Tigers five straight times at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Three coaches have been responsible for the five victories — Bruce Pearl, Cuonzo Martin and Donnie Tyndall. The last LSU victory over Tennessee in Baton Rouge occurred in 2006. The Volunteers have won seven of the last eight meetings between the teams.LSU: Four of LSU’s seven SEC losses have come to teams with losing league records — Tennessee, Mississippi State, Auburn and Missouri. The defeats by Tennessee and Auburn came on LSU’s home floor.TOUGH ON THE ROADTennessee finished the road portion of its SEC schedule with a 5-4 record. The last time the Vols had a winning SEC record away from home occurred four seasons ago. Tennessee had won earlier this season at Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. All four of those teams have a losing SEC record.ROUGH NIGHT FOR MICKEYFor just the fourth time this season, Jordan Mickey failed to reach double figures in both points and rebounds. LSU has lost three of those four games. Mickey had nine points and eight rebounds in 38 minutes. Mickey has averaged just 11 points and five rebounds in his last five games.UP NEXTTennessee will play host to South Carolina on Saturday.LSU will play at Arkansas on Saturday.last_img read more

South Florida falls to Louisville 60-52

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — South Florida has a bright future, but that doesn’t immediately ease the pain after a tough loss.Jude Schimmel scored 13 points, Myisha Hines-Allen added 12 and No. 3 seed Louisville reached its third consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 by beating No. 6 seed South Florida 60-52 on Monday night.“They’re hurting because the goal was to finish our season here in Tampa at the Final Four from the very beginning,” USF coach Jose Fernandez said.Courtney Williams had 25 points for South Florida (27-8). It was the 20th time she scored 20 or more this season.South Florida didn’t have a senior and just two juniors, including Williams, in it’s starting lineup.“We’re ready,” Williams said. “Now we’ve got to go get it back together during the summertime, and we’re back at it all over again. I think everybody has to have a great summer. We can’t just be complacent with where we’re at now.”The 5-foot-6 Schimmel scored eight of her points over the final 3 minutes, including six in the last 69 seconds.“Size, it’s just a number,” Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. “You can’t measure a kid’s heart, OK, and her heart is as big as anybody’s out there.”Louisville (27-6) will face Dayton in the round of 16.Schimmel had an in-close basket and set up Hines-Allen’s layup to put Louisville ahead 50-47 with 2:25 remaining. Bria Smith made it 52-47 with two free throws after a USF turnover.Williams and Alisia Jenkins made layup during a 6-0 spurt that gave South Florida a 47-46 lead with 5 minutes to play.“We expended a lot of energy to get that lead,” Fernandez said. “At that point in time, that’s where you’ve got to close.”Sara Hammond had a basket and Hines-Allen followed with a layup as Louisville took a 34-26 lead 2 1-2 minutes in the second half.The Bulls scored six consecutive points, keyed by two free throws by Williams after Mariya Moore was given a technical foul after a video review, to get within 37-34 with 13 minutes to play.Shawnta’ Dyer had eight of her 10 points off the bench to help Louisville go up 28-23 at halftime.Moore and Schimmel both had 3-pointers during an early 10-0 run that put Louisvile ahead 12-2. It was the Cardinals’ 75th run this season of 8-0 or larger. Moore finished with 11 points.South Florida responded with a 12-2 surge, including a pair of 3’s by Laura Ferreira, to tie it 14-14 only 7 1-2 minutes in.TIP-INSLouisville: Walz is 20-6 in NCAA Tournament games. … The Cardinals have had success previously in advancing when a No. 3 seed, reaching the championship game in 2009 and the Elite Eight last year. … Louisville is 27-4 all-time against South Florida. … Hines-Allen scored 19 in the first-round 86-53 win over BYU.South Florida: This was the Bulls’ third NCAA tourney appearance and highest seed. … USF is 2-3 in NCAA tourney games. … South Florida just missed reaching the Sweet 16 in 2013 when California beat the Bulls 82-78 in overtime of a second-round game. … Williams played the second half with a sore knee.UP NEXTSouth Florida’s season ends.Louisville is making its sixth overall Sweet 16 appearance.last_img read more

Vlado Stoyanov starter against CSKA?

first_imgVladislav Stoyanov can start among the starters of Ludogorets in the clash with CSKA.Stoyanov’s colleague at the door of the champions Renan dos Santos left the match with Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) injured. The Brazilian suffered an injury in the middle of the first half. On Monday, the guard will be tested to show how long he will be absent.The Brazilian hangs for the match with CSKA. The match of the “Army” is on Sunday, September 20, at 20:30, “Tema: Sport” writes.Spice may prefer Daniele Verde to Mavis ChibotaRoma’s teenager played well last season for AEKThe other goalkeeper in the team, Plamen Iliev, has not yet fully recovered from an Achilles injury.last_img read more

Pandemic hits Indian shooting accessories manufacturer hard but owner remains optimistic

first_img Written By The shooters have figured a way to resume action amid the lockdown but the fortunes of an Indian company that exports shooting accessories to over 70 countries have nose-dived and its “visibility diminished” due to the stalling of all competitions by the COVID-19 pandemic. These are not good times for Nilesh Rane, founder of Capapie Sports Equipments, who has over the years built a solid reputation of manufacturing world-class jackets, trousers, shoes and hand gloves for rifle shooters. Rane, a former national-level rifle shooter himself, prefers to remain optimistic even in the worst of times and is confident that the company will wriggle out of it as things get better with time.Owner remains optimistic Rane, who is also sponsoring a couple of refugee shooters’ preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, feels the postponement of the Games by a year may help them provide the shooters with even better material. “See the shooters are relaxed after the postponement of Olympics. But they also want to compete every now and then, so that’s why this was a good initiative as they got a feel of competition. They will look at it as a positive sign. “Coming back to the Olympics, the postponement will give us more time to cater to the shooters’ requirements. We have given them customised shoes, trousers and  jackets. That’s what top shooters want, just like a Sachin Tendulkar used a customised bat.””So we are looking at it also in a positive way. We have gone international some years ago and we try to give them the best as per their requirements.”Besides, a majority of top rifle shooters across the world, he gives his accessories to the likes of top Indian rifle shooters such as Divyansh Singh Panwar, Anjum Moudgil, Elavenil Valarivan, Mehuli Ghosh and Deepak Kumar among others.  LIVE TV All tournaments, big and small, have been either postponed or cancelled in recent times due to the fast-spreading novel coronavirus that has so far claimed over 1,60,000 lives while infecting more than 20 lakh people across the world.  The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has recently cancelled all its scheduled tournaments this year, including the World Cups. However, shooters took part in an online competition recently. The first-of-its-kind championship was held earlier this week. COMMENT Rane believes the virtual event gave them some visibility, with some of the shooters wearing the jackets and trousers manufactured by Capapie.”That online event was something positive, a break from negativity in these times. This online event is a good initiative and we really feel good when shooters wear our dresses,” he said.”Shooting is a niche sport, and not like, say, cricket, so it more difficult when we are talking about visibility.” WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US “Revenue has also taken a hit,” he told PTI when asked about his business that was flourishing till the novel coronavirus intervened by taking the form of a pandemic. First Published: 19th April, 2020 13:10 IST Last Updated: 19th April, 2020 13:10 IST Pandemic Hits Indian Shooting Accessories Manufacturer Hard But Owner Remains Optimistic The shooters have figured a way to resume action amid the lockdown but the fortunes of an Indian company that exports shooting accessories have nose dived With world in lockdown and shipments restricted, he is not able to export his produce to the countries whose top shooters normally rely on him.”There is a total stop on everything. Of course production and export has taken a hit due to the bad situation in Europe.”We are the leading manufacturers, a leading brand in the world now when it comes to jacket, trouser, gloves and shoes, top shooters take from us,” he said.last_img read more

Owen Seymour Arthur – “Champion of the Region”

first_imgAs expected, leaders from across the region have offered an outpouring of praise for the man who is credited with leading Barbados through one of its most economically turbulent times when he served as prime minister from 1994 to 2008. “In that regard, he was instrumental in the establishment of a Secretariat Office in Barbados dedicated to the initiative. He also worked assiduously to encourage the private sector to become more engaged in the work to make the CSME a lived reality,” LaRocque said. “Having seen him at work in Guyana recently, this Caribbean statesman gave us no hint of an imminent demise because we had become so accustomed to his resilience, grit and wisdom. We received the news with shock and mourn his passing alongside our brothers and sisters in Barbados and the rest of our region,” Rowley said.On Monday, both Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Nevis Premier and Foreign Affairs Minister of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, Mark Brantley posted their sentiments on Twitter. Arthur spent several years in Jamaica as a research assistant, five years at the National Planning Agency of Jamaica and served as director of economics at the Jamaica Bauxite Institute between 1979 and 1981. He returned to Barbados in 1981. During the following five years, he worked in the Ministry of Finance and Planning before returning to UWI. Arthur’s political career began when he served in the Senate from 1983. The following year, he defeated the Democratic Labor Party’s (DLP) Sybil Leacock in the St. Peter by-election. Mottley, who Arthur offered the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture 28 years ago, had nothing but praise for the man whose prowess as an economist and political grit she said were instrumental in Barbados’ development. CARICOM Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque, echoed Mottley’s sentiments, calling Arthur “a strident regionalist and a relentless advocate for the advancement of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). As then CARICOM lead head of government for the CSME, he worked very closely with the CARICOM Secretariat in efforts to advance the process. Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, who visited Arthur in the hospital on Sunday, said, in an address to the nation, that she was still taken by the swiftness of his passing. She said Arthur “discharged his duty as Prime Minister of Barbados and as a Caribbean leader with distinction” adding that “he shall remain in that pantheon of Caribbean leaders.” He led the Barbados Labor Party (BLP) to victory in the 1994 general election and again in 1999 and 2003, and served as prime minister. After suffering defeat in the 2008 general election, Arthur stepped down as party leader making way for the current Prime Minister Mia Mottley. The secretary-general said even as earlier this year when he served as an election observer in Guyana for the Commonwealth, the two discussed CARICOM and the CSME, a testament to his “on-going passion and concerns for the region.” The prime minister continued, pointing out that Arthur’s commitment was not just to Barbados, but to the entire region. “This strong patriotism was anchored by a burning passion for regional integration for the Caribbean civilization. This passion, fortunately coincided with his responsibility as the lead prime minister in CARICOM, for the single market and single economy. I was with Owen in Jamaica when he signed, in early 2006, with tremendous pride, the instrument that brought the CARICOM single market into existence. He was brimming with pride,” she said.center_img Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, in a letter to PM Mottley, called Arthur a “champion of the region” and said the sad occasion is cause for reflection on Arthur’s “remarkable life, his outstanding contributions to Barbados, the Caribbean Community and the international community, these memories will be cherished by all.”Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said Arthur’s death came at a time of severe challenges for the region. Brantley wrote on Twitter: “Today we learned that the Caribbean has lost one of her most illustrious sons. Owen Arthur was the Prime Minister of Barbados but he was in every way a regional statesman. We extend deepest condolences to his family and the people of Barbados and the wider Caribbean.” Owen Seymour Arthur was Born October 17, 1949 and raised in the parish of St. Peter, Barbados. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in economics and history at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus in 1971 and in 1974 he earned a Master of Science degree in economics at the UWI Mona campus in Jamaica.. “The Owen Arthur that I knew was never overwhelmed by the task at hand. ‘Face it and fix it.’ That was his mantra,” she said. “Indeed, his greatest domestic legacy would be considered by many as the wrestling of unemployment from the horrendous highs of the early 1990s to under 7 percent in 2008…The promise that many doubted at the outset of his tenure was delivered over the three terms—the creation of 30,000 jobs.” Barbados’ fifth prime minister and beloved Caribbean statesman, Owen Seymour Arthur, died in hospital on Monday at age 70. Holness tweeted, “Today I pause to pay my respects to a man who served Barbados and the Caribbean with distinction, former Prime Minister of Barbados, Owen Seymour Arthur. I am truly saddened by his passing. Owen Arthur was passionate about his country and the dream of regional integration. In the 1990s and early 2000s he helped to shape the political scene in the region. I extend sincere condolences to the family of Owen Arthur and the people of Barbados.” Arthur is survived by his wife, Julie and daughters, Sabrina and Leah. The former PM was hospitalized earlier this month at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados, following heart-related complications.last_img read more

Gala Coral Interactive executive joins Lottoland management

first_img Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Lottoland, a specialist in offering licensed and regulated betting on the outcome of major lotteries worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Fell as Vice President of Product, which will include running its mobile offer.Joining from Gala Coral Interactive, where he was Head of Web & Mobile Product, Rob has been running a team of product managers, analysts and developers across web and mobile offerings, and has several years’ of experience working in online gaming and e-commerce.Nigel Birrell, Chief Executive of Lottoland, said: “Rob’s extensive online experience is a welcome addition to our growing management team, providing us with excellent capabilities to further develop our mobile capabilities.“We are quickly expanding, evidenced by the securing of a licence and successful launch in Australia last week where we signed up 250,000 new players alone on the back of our ‘free-line’ offer for new customers to bet on the outcome of the world-record breaking $1.6 billion PowerBall jackpot in the US.”Before his successful time at Gala Coral, where he oversaw the relaunch of its mobile casino product, Rob spent two years at Paddy Power, one of Europe’s leading online betting companies. At Paddy Power he was responsible for the launch of the company’s live online casino and the significant upgrade of its bingo app.Prior to moving into online gaming, Rob was a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Corps of Signals and then moved on to work with e-commerce start-ups in the supply and logistics, and finance fields. He will join an already strengthened management team including Chief Operating Officer Lucky Multani and VP of the new B2B division, Glen Bullen.On joining Lottoland, Rob Fell said: “These are exciting times for Lottoland, who are setting a very fast pace by leading a push to open up a global market for betting on lotteries. I’m impressed with Lottoland’s achievements since it launched less than three years ago and relish this opportunity to help put further distance between the market-leading Lottoland and its competitors.”last_img read more

Gambit Esports gains partner in LG Electronics

first_imgRussian organisation Gambit Esports has established a partnership with multinational electronics company LG Electronics.As part of the one-year deal, Fortnite player Mark “letw1k3” Danilov will act as an ambassador for LG Electronics. Image credit: Gambit EsportsRELATED: Gambit Esports finds technical partner in CougarKonstantin Pikiner, Sports Director of Gambit Esports commented on the deal in a release: “We are delighted to welcome LG as our new partner. Gamers from all around the world – including esports athletes – prefer to use products of LG, especially their gaming monitors. I want to note that this is the first time in the history of the Club that our player becomes an ambassador of such a recognized brand. I am sure that Mark will do his best and together we will prepare a lot of interesting projects for our community.”The partnership will see LG Electronics supply Gambit Esports’ training facilities with its gaming monitors. In return, Gambit Esports is displaying the electronics company’s branding on its social media profiles. Other details of the deal aren’t known at the time of writing.RELATED: Gambit Esports partners with Tornado EnergyAndrey Gospodynko, IT Sales Director of LG Electronics Rus added: “LG Electronics status in esports and gaming is growing day by day. Today we are happy to announce our new project. Cooperation with Gambit Esports promises to become one of the brightest events of 2020. Our hopes are high for teams future results and we wish best of luck to all its members. We are ready to support Mark as he builds professional career and wish him success in the years to come.”Gambit Esports is also partnered with Cougar, Tornado Energy, and MTS. LG Electronics’ esports involvements in the past include deals with ESL, Dire Wolves, and Eintracht Frankfurt Esports.Esports Insider says: LG Electronics is trying another avenue within esports with this deal, having already established deals with companies in North America, Australia, and Germany. It seems like a rather basic, bare-bones deal, however.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Chris Rock prepping new essay collection ‘My First Black Boyfriend’

first_imgWalt Disney Television/Yolanda Perez(NEW YORK) — The New York Times reports that Emmy-winning stand-up superstar Chris Rock is getting literary, penning a new essay collection. My First Black Boyfriend will chronicle Rock’s “experiences with race and relationships,” according to the Times, including “stories dating back to when he first began doing standup comedy in the Eighties.”Publishing house Celadon will be releasing the collection.“A lot of celebrities write books, and they don’t always have something to say,” said Deb Futter, co-publisher and the company’s senior vice president. “I think Chris Rock has something to say.” Futter notes that Rock has the ability to “point out things that maybe need to be pointed out in our crazy world.”Rock’s first book, Rock This!, became a New York Times bestseller after its release in 1997.Last year, the 54-year-old returned to a forum he arguably helped perfect: the stand-up special, with Tambourine for Netflix. In October, he’ll be seen on Netflix opposite Eddie Murphy in the Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sexy “Stranger Things” costume draws online backlash

first_imgNETFLIX(NEW YORK) — Ick or treat?The Netflix hit show Stranger Things is sure to provide some costume inspiration this Halloween, but some online retailers are raising eyebrows with a “sexy” take on one of the series’ central child characters.The “Upside Down Honey” costume is based on Millie Bobby Brown’s onscreen character, Eleven, but is intended only for adults.It features a short light-pink baby-doll dress with a ruffled bust, thigh-high white socks, a bomber jacket and accessories.Although there do not appear to be child-sized versions of the costume, some critics on social media claim the design sexualizes a child star. Brown was 12 at the time of filming Stranger Things and is now 13.One retailer selling the costume, Yandy Lingerie and Costume Company, told ABC News in a statement, “We don’t take ourselves too seriously and neither do our customers.”“The Yandy girl strives to be the talk of the Halloween party,” the company statement said. “And we’ve found these topical, pop culture inspired costumes with a fashion-forward twist are always a fan favorite year after year.”Physically revealing costumes for adults based on fictional or real-life characters are not new. There are also costumes modeled on the Harry Potter character Hermione Granger, the It clown monster Pennywise and first lady Melania Trump.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Philippines volcano seen from space in satellite images YORK) —  Mount Mayon on the island of Luzon in the Philippines has seen lava flowing from eruptions over the past few weeks. The volcano’s seismic monitoring network has detected a total of 273 volcanic earthquakes, 15 tremor events and seven rock fall events, according to a report released Thursday.The latest activity caused light grey plumes of ash which could be seen from space, images of which were captured Tuesday by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has reported sporadic lava-fountaining events and significant ash fall in surrounding areas. The Province of Albay’s Provincial Information Office has reported more than 84,000 people have evacuated their homes and are staying at local shelters.The Provincial Information Office has sent inspection teams to areas affected by the recent eruptions to conduct an assessment. Loud booming sounds can still be heard and danger is still imminent.A Level 4 alert remains in effect for the Mayon Volcano as scientists believe more eruptions are possible.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more