Bulldog Middle School Grapplers Participate At Conference Tourney At FC

first_imgThe BMS Wrestling team wrapped up their season at the Conference Tournament at Franklin County on Saturday. As a team Batesville finished fifth overall out of the eight teams that participated, missing a fourth place finish by just one and a half points. Sixteen out of the seventeen wrestlers who participated in the Conference Tournament placed in the top six, ten wrestlers placed in the top four, and three of the Bulldogs emerged as Conference Champions!Tacoma Nicholas had an incredible day and was crowned Conference Champion at the 75 pound weight class. Tacoma started the first round with a fofeit but then faced Payton Cordray (9-3) from Greensburg in the second round. Cordray had defeated Nicholas in a close decision just two days earlier in a dual meet against Greensburg. Tacoma came ready to redeem himself, and that he did, pinning Cordray and advancing his way into the final round. Nicholas would then face undefeated Avery Crouch (17-0) from Franklin County who also defeated Nicholas in a dual meet earlier in the year. This proved to be an exciting match to watch as the two scrambled back and forth for position the majority of the first two periods. Nicholas and Crouch entered the third period with the score tied 2-2 and Nicholas in the bottom position. Nicholas fought to escape and score, but Crouch kept him under control most of the period. It seemed that the match would surely go into sudden death overtime as the clock ran down and the period was about to end, but in a last ditch effort driven by nothing but heart, Tacoma was able to reverse his opponent with only four seconds on the clock and the two tumbled out of bounds. They would be brought to the center of the may with just over three seconds on the clock and Nicholas in the top position. Tacoma kept his opponent at bay for the remaining few seconds earning him the title of Conference Champion.Joshua Mobley would be the second Bulldog of the day to be named Conference Champion in the 145 pound weight class. Josh’s road to the title was not quite the up hill battle that Tacoma endured but it did not lack flare. Josh was a number one seed in his weight class with an 11-2 record which gave him a first round forfeit. Josh would then face Lincoln Wilhelm of Sunman Dearborn in the Semifinals for a chance to advance to the Championship round. Mobley came out strong and pinned Wilhelm in the first period, earning his way into the finals. Mobley was then aligned to take to the center of the circle against Greensburg’s Jacob Phillips for the Conference Title. Mobley came out strong and there was an immediate delay due to a minor injury to Phillips. After just a few minutes the two regrouped and the match was resumed. Mobley shot a quick double leg and took his opponent to the mat, and then turned Phillips to his back for the pin. All of this took place in and unprecedented NINE seconds. Josh Mobley put on a dominanting performance and won the Conference Championship in the 145 pound weight class in less time than it had taken him to tie his wrestling shoes!The third and final conference champion for the day was Chase Hamilton at the 180 pound weight class. Chase faced Logan Hill of Connersville in his first bout of the day and advanced to the Semifinals with a pin in the first period. He would then face Alex Dance (15-4) of Greensburg in his next match for a chance to move on to the finals. The two were relatively evenly matched and the bout ended in a 4-2 decision with Hamilton surviving into the Championship round. Hamilton would then meet up with undefeated Sean Sohmer (12-0) whom he had lost to earlier in the year at the team dual. This match would resemble the Nicholas vs Crouch battle at 75 pounds as both faced undefeated opponents who had beaten them earlier in the season. Chase came out strong and the two battled for position but neither would score in the first period. The two wrestlers would resume neutral position and Hamilton scored the first points of the match with a two point takedown. Sohmer would then get a one point escape making the score 2-1 going into the third period. Hamilton then took the bottom position in the third period. Sohmer worked hard to try and turn Hamilton in an effort to take the lead, but he was unsuccessful in his attempts. Chase would get a late escape, making the score 3-1, and sealing the Conference Championship for him.Alex Murphy had a great tournament going 2-1 on the day and finished second in the conference at 105 pounds. He faced Charlie Euson (15-2) of Sunman Dearborn, coming up just short with a decision loss in the Championship match. Jesus Garcia also went 2-1 on the day and placed second in the conference for the Bulldogs at the 165 pound weight class.Otto Hund was the only third place finisher for the Bulldogs as he went 2-1 in the 80 pound weight class.The Bulldogs had four wrestlers finish 4th in the conference. David Maher finished in 4th place at 90 pounds, Bobby Weiler finished 4th at 120 pounds, Vonley Hund finished 4th at 125 pounds, and Aaron Norman finished 4th at 155 pounds.Fifth place finishers for the Bulldogs were Hunter Laudick at 85 pounds, Kyan Scott at 95 pounds, Mason Neeley at 100 pounds, and Brandon Manning at 195 pounds. Finishing in sixth place were Marcus Niese at 70 pounds and Elijah Stover at 140 pounds.The BMS Wrestlers worked very hard throughout the season and showed a tremendous amount of improvement not only through the season, but in relation to last season. In the 2016/2017 wrestling season the team was 0-11 in dual meets, placed 7th (out of 8) in the Conference Tournament, and did not have anyone win a Conference Title. The Bulldogs improved in the 2017/2018 season to a 5-6 dual record, placing 5th in the Conference tournament as a team, and having three wrestlers crowned Conference Champions. Great job to everyone involved, your hard work and determination will continue to pay off as you move on to other sports or activities. Congratulations to all on a terrific season!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Bob Weiler Jr.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgRoland Garros will be divided into three zones based on the three main courts, with a limited capacity of 5,000 people each for the Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen courts. NFL-NEWSHeyward gets new five-year deal with SteelersUNDATED (AP) — Cam Heyward is getting his wish. The veteran All-Pro defensive tackle is set to be a Pittsburgh Steeler for life. The Steelers signed Heyward to a five-year contract worth around $75 million. The 31-year-old was entering the final season of a six-year deal he signed in 2015. Brayden Point and linemate Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) each collected five points as the Lightning clobbered the Isles, 8-2. Point delivered two goals and three assists for the Lightning, who showed no rust after defeating the Bruins in five games. Kucherov had four assists and scored a goal that put Tampa Bay ahead, 6-1 six minutes into the third period.The Islanders hadn’t allowed more than four goals in the postseason and owned the best goals-against average before getting blitzed. Thomas Greiss (grys) was pulled after surrendering three goals in the first 11 minutes.Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who will try to regroup before Game 2 on Wednesday.PGA-TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPDustin Johnson cashes in and finally wins the FedEx Cup The possibility of Williams facing second seed Sofia Kenin in the semifinals is over.No. 16 Elise Mertens has knocked off Kenin, 6-3, 6-3 to earn a berth in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the second year in a row.Kenin won the Australian Open and was trying to become the first back-to-back Grand Slam winner since Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open and the Australian in 2018-19. But the American had 26 unforced errors to only seven for Mertens.Other fourth-round winners on the women’s side were Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nah pih-RAHN’-koh-vah). Azarenka won her ninth straight match, beating No. 20 Karolina Muchova 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 for her first quarterfinal appearance at Flushing Meadows since 2015. Azarenka considered retiring at the start of the year, when she was returning from maternity leave. Update on the latest sports SOCCER-BARCELONA-MESSIMessi back with BarcelonaBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has returned to training with Barcelona, almost two weeks after he told the club he wanted to leave. Messi said last week he wasn’t happy with Barcelona but would rather stay than get into a legal battle with the club. Messi wanted to leave for free but the club said the contract clause he invoked had expired. His current contract ends in June 2021. The Nuggets led 97-90 until the Clippers reeled off a 14-4 run in a 113-107 triumph over Denver. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had a huge block down the stretch and finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.Paul George had a team-high 32 points for the Clippers, who are two wins away from their first conference finals berth since the franchise began play 50 years ago.Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for Denver despite a sore right wrist that had him questionable before the game. NBA-CLIPPERS-BEVERLY FINEDNBA fines Clippers’ Beverley $25,000 for verbal abuse of ref LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA has fined Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for verbally abusing a game official in Game 2 of his team’s Western Conference semifinal series against the Denver Nuggets. Beverley was demonstrably upset with a foul call against him four seconds earlier, then unsuccessfully tried to take a charge when play resumed and got called for a blocking foul. He then got two technical fouls as he argued to no avail.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSLightning blast Islanders in openerEDMONTON, Alberta. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning overwhelmed the New York Islanders in Game 1 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees enjoyed a 6-2 lead against Toronto on Monday before falling further behind the second-place Blue Jays in the American League East.The Jays erupted for 10 runs in the sixth inning of a 12-7 rout of the Bombers. Danny Jansen capped the fireworks with a grand slam after Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Travis Shaw delivered two-run singles. The big rally puts Toronto two games ahead of the Yanks and 4 1/2 games behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays.The Rays dropped a 6-1 decision to the last-place Nationals as Max Scherzer scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings. Kurt Suzuki was 3-for-4 with an RBI double, and Michael A. Taylor drove in two runs.Elsewhere around the majors: ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson finally has his name on the FedEx Cup trophy and a whopping $15 million that comes with it. Johnson saw his five-shot lead dwindle to two shots down the stretch in the Tour Championship. But he came up with just enough shots and a few key putts for a 2-under 68 for a three-shot victory at East Lake. He becomes the first No. 1 seed at the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup since Tiger Woods in 2009. Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele finished three shots behind and each picked up $4.5 million.MLB-SCHEDULE10-run inning lifts Blue Jays Pironkova rallied for a 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Alize Cornet (kohr-NAY’). It is Pironkova’s first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017, when she took off to give birth and raise her son, Alexander. In men’s fourth-round action:— Second-seeded Dominic Thiem (teem) eased into the quarterfinals with a straight-sets win over Felix Auger-Aliassime (aw-ZHAY’al’-yah-SEEM). Thiem’s 7-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory put him in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the second time.— Third-seeded Daniil (DAN-ihl) Medvedev is into the quarters after taking control from the outset of a 6-4, 6-1, 6-0 victory over American Frances Tiafoe (TEE’-ah-foh).The Russian needed only an hour and 38 minutes as he maintained his streak of winning every set so far in the tournament.— Tenth seed Andrey Rublev got the better of a U.S. Open rematch and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 6 Matteo Berrettini. They also played in the fourth round of the U.S. Open last year, with Berrettini winning in straight sets. Heyward is coming off a stellar 2019 season in which he had nine sacks while helping Pittsburgh’s defense become one of the league’s best.Elsewhere in the NFL:— The Lions have announced the signing of Adrian Peterson. The 35-year-old running back comes to Detroit after being released by Washington. He has rushed for 14,216 yards in 13 seasons, mostly with the Minnesota Vikings. He rushed for 1,940 yards and 12 touchdowns over two seasons with Washington. — Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead is expected to miss significant time after landing on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks. Coach Doug Marrone says Armstead will be sidelined “a while.” — The Jaguars have signed quarterback Mike Glennon to their practice squad. The move adds a veteran under the NFL’s revamped roster rules. center_img Williams advances, Kenin oustedNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is into the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for a 12th consecutive appearance, but her stiffest challenger for the title has been ousted.Williams needed to come from behind in the third set before taking another step closer to Grand Slam title No. 24, edging Maria Sakkari (SAH’-kah-ree), 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.This was a rematch from less than two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open. That one was won in three sets by Sakkari as Williams dealt with leg cramps and faded down the stretch.This time, Williams was two points from victory at 6-all in the tiebreaker but dropped the next two points and the set. Then she trailed 2-0 in the third before turning things around. — The Padres walked off with a 1-0 win over the Rockies on Jurickson Profar’s (JUR’-ihk-suhn PRO’-fahrz) RBI double in the bottom of the ninth. Padres starter Dinelson Lamet dih-NEHL’-suhn lah-MEHT’) had to settle for a no-decision despite striking out 11 and allowing six hits over 7 2/3s.— Kevin Gausman and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Giants doubled up the Diamondbacks, 4-2. Darin Ruf hit a two-run single in the sixth off Zac Gallen, who had just set a major league record last week by not allowing more than three earned runs in his first 23 major league starts.— Ryan Jeffers hit his first major league homer to spark a four-run third in the Twins’ 6-2 victory against the Tigers. Michael Pineda (pih-NAY’-dah) allowed only three hits and two runs with eight strikeouts for his first victory since returning from a 60-game drug suspension.— Dylan Moore hit a solo home run and added a three-run double that helped the Mariners complete a four-game sweep of the Rangers, 8-4. Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer in Seattle’s sixth consecutive win.TENNIS-US OPEN Associated Press September 8, 2020 The Celts own a 3-2 series lead after Jaylen Brown scored 27 points in a 111-89 blowout over the Raptors. Kemba Walker scored 21 for the Celtics, whose starters outscored Toronto’s top five by a whopping 93-45.The Raptors shot 2-for-15 during its first 15 possessions to fall behind 18-5. A 23-7 Boston run put the Celtics up by 28 late in the first half.Fred VanVleet scored 18 for Toronto, which trailed by as many as 30. Norman Powell scored 16 for the Raptors, but Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry managed 10 points apiece. Game 6 is Wednesday.The Los Angeles Clippers staged a fourth-quarter rally to take a two-tames-to-one lead in the Western Conference semifinals against Denver. — Alex de Minaur moved into his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6, 6-3, 6-2. The key to the match in Louis Armstrong Stadium was the opening-set tiebreaker. Pospisil held four set points at 6-2 but failed to convert any. TENNIS-US OPEN-DJOKOVIC FINEDDjokovic fined $7,500 for no news conferenceNEW YORK (AP) — The total financial penalty for Novak Djokovic’s (JOH’-koh-vihch-ehz) U.S. Open disqualification is $267,500. Djokovic has been docked an additional $7,500 for skipping the mandatory post-match news conference after being defaulted in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball after dropping a game. Djokovic earlier was told to pay $10,000 for that violation. He also lost $250,000 in U.S. Open prize money.TENNIS-FRENCH OPENFrench Open details plans for spectatorsPARIS (AP) — Spectators will be allowed at the French Open this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country.Organizers unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court grand slam, which will take place at Roland Garros from Sept. 27 after being postponed from its May start due to the pandemic. — Chris Bassitt held the Astros to seven hits and no walks over seven shutout innings to highlight Oakland’s 6-0 victory. Sean Murphy furnished a solo homer and a two-run single as the Athletics handed the Astros their fifth loss in a row, giving the A’s a 4 1/2-game lead over Houston in the AL West.— Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) gave up a hit in each of his seven innings but stayed out of trouble in the Indians’ 5-2 win over the Royals. Tyler Naquin (NAY’-kwihn) had two RBIs as Cleveland dealt Kansas City its seventh consecutive loss.— The Cubs earned a 5-1 win over the Cardinals behind Kyle Hendricks, who gave up a run and seven hits over eight innings. Javier Báez had three singles and scored a run for the Cubs, who took a 5-0 lead on a two-run single by Johan Oviedo in the fifth.— Miguel Rojas had four hits, including a go-ahead double in the 10th inning of the Marlins’ 5-4 win over the Braves. Miami’s José Ureña allowed three runs in five innings in a season debut delayed after he contracted COVID-19. — The Phillies coughed up a 6-0 lead before Jean Segura blasted a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th to lead a 7-6 triumph over the Mets. Segura had four hits and a career-high five RBIs, including a three-run double. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULECeltics blast Raptors for 3-2 series leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics are one victory away from knocking off the defending NBA Champions.last_img read more

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Middlesex star gets England call

first_imgMiddlesex wicket-keeper John Simpson has been named in an England Development XI to play Sri Lanka ‘A’ at Old Trafford next Monday.The 23-year-old, who played for England U-19s in the 2006 World Cup, gets his chance to impress after Sri Lanka’s original opponents Lancashire pulled out because of Twenty20 commitments.National performance manager David Graveney said: “We have selected some very promising young cricketers who have impressed in first class cricket this season.AdChoices广告“It provides an important opportunity for these players to impress selectors ahead of selection for the England performance programme this winter.”last_img read more

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Syracuse names 4 captains for 2013 season

first_imgSyracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill, running back Jerome Smith, center Macky MacPherson and defensive tackle Jay Bromley have been named captains for the 2013 season. The captains were decided by a team vote.“I’m real proud of those guys,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “They’ve done a nice job from the first time that we got to work together in the winter time until today. I’m real pleased with those guys.”Shafer said that the coaches also voted, and elected the same four players. Even had the two votes not been the same, though, Shafer would have gone with the players’ votes.Spruill has started for Syracuse since he was a true freshman. His 26.5 career tackles for a loss are 10th on the Orange’s all-time list. He earned second-team All-Big East honors as a sophomore in 2011. Spruill was arrested in December and charged with disorderly combat and harassment, but it was an isolated incident, and the linebacker came within 10 or 11 votes of being a unanimous selection as captain, Shafer said.Smith rushed for 1,171 yards last season, giving Syracuse a 1,000-yard rusher for the third straight season. He will likely again split carries with Prince-Tyson Gulley as the running backs will be asked to carry the load with a first-year starting quarterback, whether it be Drew Allen or Terrel Hunt.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMacPherson, the grandson of former SU head coach Dick MacPherson, is on the Rimington Trophy watch list, which is awarded to the nation’s best center. He’s blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the past two seasons and represented the Orange at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., in July.Bromley, who anchors the defensive line, was Syracuse’s other representative at the ACC Kickoff. The defensive tackle is a two-year starter and has logged 79 tackles in his career. Comments Published on August 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Race and education

first_imgRoosevelt at USC, the Political Student Assembly and USC Academic Culture Movement hosted a roundtable discussion on affirmative action, discussing its effect on minority representation and possible future alternatives to the practice. The event was hosted in Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall on Wednesday evening.last_img

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Kelsey announces pair of signees

first_imgWisconsin women’s basketball head coach Bobbie Kelsey announced the signing of two high school seniors Wednesday on National Signing Day. Two post players, 6-foot-4 Malayna Johnson from Montini Catholic High School in Belwood, Ill., and 6-foot-3 Mikey Crall, from Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, Kan. will join the Badgers as freshmen next season.Kelsey said she was delighted with her newest class.“I’m very pleased with this class,” Kelsey said in a statement released by the team Wednesday. “Real posts are hard to find and these two are very skilled. I think they will both work very hard to develop into collegiate players and they’ll do what’s asked of them to help our team.”Johnson is ranked as the No. 14 post player in the nation and is considered a four-star recruit by ESPN’s high school recruiting outlet. She is a member of the Illinois Lady Lightning AAU team and has won three Illinois high school state championships in as many seasons at Montini Catholic.Johnson’s older sister Michala is currently a junior on the Wisconsin team. Kelsey envisions Johnson bringing a balanced game to the Badgers.“Malayna is a tall, lanky, long player who can run the floor,” Kelsey said. “We’ll need her to score on the block for us, run and get rebounds. She has the ability to block shots as well. We’re looking for her to come in and get some easy baskets and rebounds.”Johnson was also considering offers from Georgia Tech, Kansas State, and Loyola (IL).Crall plays AAU basketball for the Mokan Eclipse and led Olathe High to a Kansas state championship runner-up finish in 2012. She owns Olathe single-season records in field goal percentage (61 percent), offensive rebounds (79) and blocks (6).Crall’s basketball knowledge was particularly attractive to Kelsey.“She’s a big body and a very strong, very smart player,” Kelsey said. “She has a very high IQ and that’s going to help her in basketball – she’s going to catch on very quickly to college basketball. We’re looking for her to contribute right away and help our team.”The two signees are the first of Kelsey’s class of 2013.last_img read more

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Men’s basketball: Three impressive high school seniors sign letters of intent for 2017-18

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s basketball team notched one of their most balanced recruiting classes in program history with high school seniors Brad Davison, Kobe King and Nathan Reuvers officially signing national letters of intent Wednesday.The two four-star recruits and Minnesota natives, Davison and Reuvers, are expected to be some of the most highly-touted additions to a Badger squad that is hoping to make it to their third final four in four years.Davison, a two-sport athlete as a quarterback in football and combo guard in basketball, is a three year first team all-conference member in basketball and second team all-state as a junior. Gard said in an announcement Wednesday that he likes Davison’s two-sport background and is confident in his ability to impact a squad that will lose much of its impact players to graduation this season.King, a La Crosse, Wisconsin native, was the Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year as a junior and an all-conference member as a sophomore. The 6-foot-4-inch guard is an excellent shooter and should provide depth in the Wisconsin system. King has been committed to UW for a few years, but was finally able to sign Wednesday and finalize the process of becoming a Badger.Reuvers, a 6-foot-10 forward and four-star talent, was a unanimous first team all-conference pick and part of the conference all-defense team as a junior on his way to losing in the state championship for North High School in Lakeville, Minnesota. Reuvers was also a first-team all state selection a year ago and is well-known for his academic skills as well. The forward will be a valuable addition behind the likes of Ethan Happ and Andy Van Vliet, who should be able to provide some experience for the young superstar.The three seniors round out a recruiting class for the Badgers that hasn’t been matched since 2010 when Wisconsin signed the number one player out of the state, five-star recruit Sam Dekker. UW isn’t a school that is normally well-known for its recruiting, given its strategy to build a wall around the state. Despite the change in head coaches, Gard has only surpassed the efforts of legendary coach Bo Ryan in recruiting with this 2017 class.Men’s basketball: Badgers breaking recruiting trend, adding big-time talentBy the looks of the 2017-18 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball recruiting class, UW’s recruiting identity appears due for a Read…Gard said he is impressed with the experience and ability of the three and hopes to continue the trend of getting the best that the Midwest can offer. A good year from the program this season could potentially cement the Badgers as one of the elites in the sport.last_img read more

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Jamal Crawford gives LA Clippers big lift off the bench in victory

first_imgNeither team led by double digits again until the Clippers seized an 11-point edge with about 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter.Led by Frank Kaminsky, who scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth, the Hornets cut the deficit to three points with less than 4 minutes left. But after an alley-oop layup by DeAndre Jordan, Austin Rivers made a 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes remaining to give the Clippers an eight-point edge.Charlotte pulled within three points again moments later, but Griffin put back Austin Rivers’ miss with 44 seconds left to give the Clippers a five-point lead and ultimately their first two-game winning streak since Jan. 14-16.“We’re right there. We get good leads sometimes and we can’t close it,” Batum said. “We were pretty good last year, we were pretty good to start, the first 25 games, we never lost those games. We’re right there every time, but we’ve got to figure out how to make plays.”Starting again for Chris Paul (left thumb), former Bobcats guard Raymond Felton had nine points, seven rebounds and five assists. “In the first half I thought we got great shots. We couldn’t make shots, but we still scored,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “The second half I thought we started making the 3s and that opened the floor for us.”Nicolas Batum had 25 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Hornets, who have lost nine of their past 10 games.The Clippers started 0 for 6 from the field, and the Hornets extended their lead to 11 points in the first quarter. Griffin, however, had 11 points, three rebounds and four assists in the period to help the Clippers enter the second with a 29-27 lead.The Clippers received significant contributions from their bench after that, and they ultimately outscored the Hornets 47-30. Los Angeles is 19-9 when its bench outscores its opponents’.“I thought the bench, they all had pluses,” Doc Rivers said. “I thought in the second quarter they were phenomenal and in the third quarter, the beginning of the fourth, they came in and gave us another stretch.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> A strong bench made up for a shaky start for the Clippers.Blake Griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Austin Rivers scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and the Clippers beat the Charlotte Hornets 107-102 on Saturday night.Griffin finished two assists shy of his second triple-double in his past three games. Jamal Crawford provided a spark off the bench, scoring 22 points while going 5 for 8 on 3-pointers.Three of Crawford’s 3-pointers came in the second half, when the Clippers shot 8 for 13 from behind the arc after going 6 for 21 in the first. Crawford (2,009) passed Vince Carter (2,006) for fifth-most 3-pointers made in NBA history.last_img read more

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Dodger Stadium will feature expanded safety netting for 2018 season

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers will be among the growing number of teams adding expanded safety netting to the area behind home plate at their stadium for the 2018 season.“We will be expanding the netting at our games,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten confirmed Tuesday. “We have not yet decided on a configuration or materials but we hope to have an announcement before the start of spring training.”The Dodgers’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 13. The first game at Dodger Stadium this year will be March 26, the second game of the annual Freeway Series against the Angels. Kasten said the additional netting is expected to be in place by then.At least 14 teams have announced plans to expand their safety netting for the 2018 season. MLB issued new recommended guidelines for netting following the 2015 season but the issue became more prominent last September after a three-year-old girl was severely injured by a foul ball during a game at Yankee Stadium. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Sušić Added 6 More Names in the Extended List of Players for the World Championship

first_imgThe coach of B&H football representation Safet Sušić added six more names in the extended list of representatives that will participate at the World Championship in Brazil.Sušić has announced earlier a list of 24 names, and today is done the registration of six more players in accordance to FIFA rules, based on which, coaches are allowed to have an extended list of 30 players. New players in the list are: Dejan Bandović (FC Sarajevo), Zoran Kvržić (NC Rijeka), Srđan Stanić (FC Željezničar), Miroslav Stevanović (FC Elche), Adnan Zahirović (FC Bochum) and Ermin Zec (FC Genclerbirligi.The final list of 23 representatives must be confirmed by 2nd June.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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