Guyana hosts Trinidad & Tobago football camp

first_imgTHE Trinidad & Tobago National U-20 squad, currently in Guyana, will conduct a one-week training camp in preparation for the Caribbean U-20 Cup in Curacao this October. In this tournament the top five teams in the Caribbean will advance to the CONCACAF stage.This is the second round of their qualifying campaign for the Korea Republic 2017 U-20 Cup, according to the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA).The squad arrived on Wednesday, and since then have undergone four training sessions at the National Track and Field Facility at Leonora.The players are also scheduled for two practice matches with the first being against Alpha United today at Leonora at 16:00hrs. The second match will be played against an all-star team tomorrow at the same venue.According to head coach of the Guyana men’s national team, Jamaal Shabazz, the matches against the local teams are aimed at giving exposure to the selected national players for the CFU 2016 Scotiabank Caribbean Men’s Cup Championship in October.last_img read more

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GFF averts threat of boycott

first_img… bows to players’ requestTHE GUYANA Football Federation (GFF) was again embroiled in another off-the-pitch issue that threatened a boycott by the Golden Jaguars to last night’s crucial 3rd round CFU-Scotiabank encounter against the defending champions, the Reggae Boyz.On the eve of the important game when the players were scheduled to have their final training session, the Golden Jaguars were otherwise engaged in intense discussions with the GFF on outstanding payments dating as far back as the 2014 World Cup qualifiers and as recently as last Saturday’s game against Suriname in Paramaribo.According to GFF president Wayne Forde, there was a meeting with several members of the Golden Jaguars where several issues that centred primarily on finances were discussed.“We had very in-depth exchanges and got to the point where players wanted to have a written commitment from the GFF to honour any obligations determined after a thorough investigation was conducted. We had two rounds of discussions with the first ending with the executive committee finding it difficult to concede to a position where a document will be signed.“We think that some of the posture of the group that we met with and the language appeared to be very threatening and I personally felt that it was unfair, and it was not in the spirit of compromise that I was being placed in a position to concede to something, of course not having all the information at my disposal.After a few hours had passed and we had our second round of discussion I can say from all appearances that the way the conversation ultimately unfolded, better judgement had prevailed.“We gave them a document that essentially said what has always been our intentions and had been stated repeatedly within the press that the moment we have all the information pertaining to what transpired with the Mexico game, if there is compelling evidence that there is a financial obligation on the part of the Federation, those obligations will be honoured,” Forde stated publicly.Chronicle Sport learnt that the meeting between the two parties went past midnight, but an amicable resolution was reached and the threat of a no-show by the Jaguars was withdrawn.last_img read more

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GOA keeps promise to Guyana Boxing Association

first_imgTHE Guyana Olympic Association(GOA) yesterday came good on a promise to support a boxing team to the Caribbean Development tournament in Barbados.The GOA presented a cheque for$500,000 to president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle at the GOA headquarters in High Street.While thanking the GOA for its support,Ninvalle declared that the GBA still needs to raise $2M more to get the entire team to the December 7-13 tournament.last_img

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Basketball headed to Berbice

first_imgFOR fans of basketball in Berbice, the New Amsterdam Basketball Court will be the place to be as two teams from Georgetown play two teams from Berbice.In the first game of the night, the Plaisance Guardians will match up against the Rose Hall Jammers where stars from the East Coast side will be looking to establish dominance on the road.In the second game, the National Champions in the Bounty Colts will look to prove why they are number one while the New Amsterdam Warriors will be looking to defend their home court.Games will start at 18:00hrs with an easy admission fee and music will be provided by Rockafella Sounds.last_img

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Khan ends FACC 2016 season on a high

first_imgBERBICIAN Zaman Khan ended the 2016 Flying Ace Cycle Club’s (FACC) cycling season on a high note last Sunday, winning the club’s 28-mile road race in convincing fashion.The event, which was opened to FACC members only, saw Khan and other juvenile riders benefit from a five-minute head-start after being sent on their way by Guyana Police Force (GPF) `B’ Division Coordinator of the Police Community Relations Department, Assistant Superintendent Keith Williams, at 09:15hrs at Tacama Turn, Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice, from where the participants of the GPF `B’ Division-sponsored event proceeded to the Rose Hall Town Arch before turning back for the finish line at Main and Alexander Streets, New Amsterdam.Relishing his five-minute advantage, Khan, the national juvenile road race champion, rode at a steady pace and captured all six prime prizes that were on offer and crossed the finish line unchallenged.Second was Curtis Dey, while veteran cyclists Sybrone Fernandes and Samuel Mootoo placed third and fourth respectively.By winning the overall event, Khan automatically won the juvenile category ahead of Rakheel Gordon, Ralph Seenarine and Alex Burnett in that order.The event was coordinated by the club’s coach Randolph Roberts.Trophies for the event, which was held under the theme `Youth Cycling Against Crime’, were donated by Acting Commander `B’ Division, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis, Superintendent Budnarine Persaud, Assistant Superintendent Keith Williams, Inspector Clay Rose, businessman Sherwin Ford, Crystal Net Internet Café, the Foster Family and Naziam Khan among others.last_img

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Kohli, Jadhav centuries blow England away in chase of 351

first_img(REUTERS)-Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries and combined in a 200-run stand to help India comfortably chase down a steep target of 351 against England and win the first one-day international by three wickets yesterday.India’s chase seemed over when England reduced them to 63-4 in the 12th over but captain Kohli and local boy Jadhav turned the match on its head with the hosts reaching the target with 11 balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.The touring side, who lost a five-match Test series 4-0 before returning home for Christmas, would have felt confident of victory after posting 350-7.India’s captain Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd as he walks off the ground after being dismissed for 122.. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiHalf-centuries from Jason Roy, Joe Root and Ben Stokes took England to their highest ODI total against India, who won the toss and opted to bowl first.England lost Alex Hales early but opener Roy (73) and Root, who top-scored for his side with 78, added 69 for the second wicket to lay a solid foundation.Roy was given out leg before on 18 off paceman Umesh Yadav but reviewed successfully to overturn the decision with replays showing the ball was missing the stumps.Stokes provided the late assault with a 40-ball knock of 62, studded with two fours and five sixes, as India bled 105 runs in the last eight overs.Left-arm seamer David Willey gave England the ideal start with the ball by dismissing Indian openers Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan inside the first six overs.Yuvraj Singh, playing his first ODI in over three years, and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not last long either as India were left staring at a heavy defeat.But Kohli, playing his first match as India’s full-time captain across all formats, and Jadhav then took the attack to the England bowlers.Kohli, who was the highest scorer in the recent Test series, was stranded on 99 for three deliveries before he danced down the pitch to hit paceman Chris Woakes for a six and bring up his 27th ODI hundred, which came in 93 balls.Jadhav, who struggled with cramp towards the end of his knock, guided the same bowler to third man for a boundary to bring up his second ton off 65 balls.Stokes dismissed Kohli after a 105-ball 122, studded with eight fours and five sixes. Jadhav was out after a 76-ball 120, with 12 fours and four sixes, to fast bowler Jake Ball, the most successful English bowler with three for 67.Hardik Pandya, unbeaten on 40, and Ravichandran Ashwin (15 not out) combined in a crucial eighth-wicket stand of 38 at the end to take India home.The second match of the series will be played at Cuttack on Thursday.ENGLAND InningsJ. Roy st Dhoni b Jadeja 73A. Hales run out (Bumrah) 9J. Root c H. Pandya b Bumrah 78E. Morgan c Dhoni b H. Pandya 28J. Buttler c S. Dhawan b H. Pandya 31B. Stokes c U. Yadav b Bumrah 62M. Ali b U. Yadav 28C. Woakes not out 9D. Willey not out 10Extras (b-1 lb-11 nb-4 w-6) 22Total (for 7 wickets, 50 overs) 350Fall of wickets: 1-39 A. Hales,2-108 J. Roy,3-157 E. Morgan,4-220 J. Buttler,5-244 J. Root,6-317 B. Stokes,7-336 M. AliDid not bat: A. Rashid, J. BallBowling: U. Yadav 7 – 0 – 63 – 1(nb-1 w-3,H. Pandya 9 – 0 – 46 – 2,J. Bumrah 10 – 0 – 79 – 2(nb-3 w-1),R. Jadeja 10 – 0 – 50 – 1,R. Ashwin 8 – 0 – 63 – 0(w-2), K. Jadhav 4 – 0 – 23 – 0,Y. Singh 2 – 0 – 14 – 0.INDIA InningsL. Rahul b Willey 8S. Dhawan c Ali b Willey 1V. Kohli c Willey b Stokes 122Y. Singh c Buttler b Stokes 15M. Dhoni c Willey b Ball 6K. Jadhav c Stokes b Ball 120H. Pandya not out 40R. Jadeja c Rashid b Ball 13R. Ashwin not out 15Extras (b-1 lb-4 w-11) 16Total (for 7 wickets, 48.1 overs) 356Fall of wickets: 1-13 S. Dhawan,2-24 L. Rahul,3-56 Y. Singh,4-63 M. Dhoni,5-263 V. Kohli,6-291 K. Jadhav,7-318 R. JadejaDid not bat: J. Bumrah, U. YadavBowling: C. Woakes8 – 0 – 44 – 0(w-2),D. Willey 6 – 0 – 47 – 2(w-3),J. Ball 10 – 0 – 67 – 3(w-4), B. Stokes 10 – 0 – 73 – 2(w-2),A. Rashid 5 – 0 – 50 – 0,M. Ali 6.1 – 0 – 48 – 0,J. Root 3 – 0 – 22 – 0.last_img read more

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Cricket News India U-19 crush SL by innings and 147 runs, claim series 2-0

first_imgHembantota: India U-19 completed their domination of Sri Lanka with another emphatic result—a victory by an innings and 147 runs in the second ‘Youth Test’ here on Friday.Playing in his debut game at this level, left-arm spinner Siddharth Desai shone with four wickets on the final day, as the visitors completed a clean sweep with a 2-0 verdict.Desai returned impressive figures of 4/40 in 20 overs at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.Beginning the final day on a precarious 47 for three, the Sri Lankans kept losing wickets frequently to be bowled out for 150 in their second innings, with Desai adding to his two wickets in the home team’s first innings.There were two wickets apiece for Yatin Mangwani and Ayush Badoni, too.While the Lankans conceded a 297-run lead to the Indians after being bowled out for 316 in their first innings, the abject surrender in the second essay made it look worse for the beleaguered hosts.Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun, who attracted a lot of attention during the short series, picked up the wicket of opener Kamil Mishara with his left-arm pace bowling on the third evening.This was Tendulkar junior’s debut series at the international arena. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Mitchell Starc sledged by England fan during breakfast, makes hosts pay in Lord’s

first_img New Delhi: Mitchell Starc was fired up heading into the match against England at Lord’s. Aside from the England vs Australia traditional rivalry, there was plenty at stake for both sides. A win for Australia would seal a spot in the semis while for England, they would come closer to sealing a spot in the last four. However, Starc produced a magnificent bowling spell and he was well backed-up by Jason Behrendorff. The left-arm pacer trapped Joe Root LBW with a pacy delivery that swung back in and then sent back Eoin Morgan with a bouncer. Starc, though, produced possibly the ball of the tournament when he sent back Ben Stokes for 89 with a reverse-swinging yorker. Starc’s 4/37, backed by Jason Behrendorff’s 5/44 helped Australia enter the semis with a 64-run win at Lord’s.Speaking after the match, Starc revealed why he was fired up and it was apparently a sledge by an England fan during breakfast at the team hotel. “Some bloke in a suit was having a go about my strapping tape on my elbow and about me eating too much and how it was going to affect my bowling! I had a few poached eggs, three I think. He had a bit of a click at me – all good fun. I was still half-asleep, didn’t think much of it. It’s all been good fun around the tour, it’s all part and parcel of a World Cup!”Starc and Behrendorff showed their class on a Lord’s wicket which had assistance for the seamers. When asked whether he offered Behrendorff any tips, Starc said he did not say anything specific as he himself had not been to England for four years. “Dorff bowled awesome, beautifully, and deserved his five wickets – and it’s great to see him do so well here at Lord’s against England. I’ve bowled a fair bit with Mitchell Johnson in the past and this showed again today that there’s no reason why you can’t play two left-armers when the pitch and match-ups suit. Dorff actually asked me if there was anything of note about the wicket here and, to be honest, I didn’t have much for him as I haven’t been here for about four years,” Starc said.The left-arm pacer revealed the wicket of Ben Stokes, who was batting on 89, was key as he had the capability to take the game away. The yorker, which got rid of Stokes, was a result of a plan being executed perfectly.“He’s (Stokes) a fantastic player, one of their key batters. He nearly got them home against Sri Lanka and so we knew while he was batting that we couldn’t rest up. Fortunately, I got one through the gate. I’ve got a pretty simple one-day plan and for me, it’s all about execution. To execute that ball exactly how I wanted and for it to result in the way it did was pleasing for me – but it was pleasing to contribute to the whole group,” Starc said. Jason Behrendorff picked up his maiden five-wicket haul.England has lost six out of eight encounters against Australia in World Cups.Australia is the first team to seal their spot in the semi-final. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: February 5, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Michigan State’s winningest football coach has stepped down.Mark Dantonio has announced his retirement, ending a 13-year run in which his teams won three Big Ten titles and he became the school’s winningest coach. Dantonio went 114-57 as the Spartans’ coach and won Big Ten titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He won at least 11 games five times in that six-year span — the first time a Big Ten coach had done that.The 63-year-old Dantonio called his decision a difficult one while noting the nonstop demands of the job.NFL-NEWSChargers’ Lynn gets extension NHL-SCHEDULEOvechkin leads Caps’ comebackUNDATED (AP) — Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) is two away from becoming the eighth player in NHL history to score 700 goals.The Washington Capitals trailed 2-1 with just over six minutes left before the left winger scored three times in leading a 4-2 triumph over the Kings. Ovechkin tallied twice in a 70-second span to put the Caps ahead before completing his 27th career hat trick with an empty-netter.John Carlson scored a goal and set up two others, giving him league-highs for defensemen with 51 assists and 65 points. — Outfielder Jon Jay and pitcher Edwin Jackson are among four players signed by the Diamondbacks to minor league contracts. Arizona also worked out minor league deals with John Hicks and outfielder Trayce Thompson.NBA-SCHEDULEBucks down PelicansUNDATED (AP) — The NBA’s reigning MVP got the better of the league’s No. 1 pick last season.Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-the-toh-KOON’-poh) delivered 34 points on 12 of 17 shooting and had 17 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks topped Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans, 120-108. Williamson finished with 20 points, but he shot just 5-for-19 and had seven rebounds in his first meeting with Antetokounmpo. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSBetts goes to Dodgers in blockbuster swapUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have parted with Mookie Betts by sending him to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a blockbuster deal. — Joe Thornton reached the 1,500-point plateau by setting up goals by Brent Burns and Kevin Lebanc in the Sharks’ 3-1 victory at Calgary. Evander Kane netted his 20th goal of the season and Aaron Dell made 30 saves for the Sharks. Dell blanked Calgary after Johnny Gaudreau’s power-play goal 57 seconds into the second period.— Shootout goals by Ondrej Kase (KAH’-shah) and Rickard Rakell (rah-KEHL’) gave the Ducks a 3-2 victory at Ottawa. Kase also scored in the second period and Rakell assisted on Nick Ritchie’s first-period goal.— The Canadiens erased a 3-0 deficit and knocked off the Devils, 5-4 on Ilya Kovalchuk’s (KOH’-vul-chuhks) shootout goal. Montreal’s Charlie Lindgren had 20 saves filling for an ailing Carey Price. Kyle Palmieri scored two-power-play goals for New Jersey, including the game-tying tally with 20 seconds left in regulation.COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWSMichigan State’s Dantonio announces retirement In other top-25 men’s basketball action:— No. 9 Maryland trailed by five before opening the second half on a 14-4 spurt to pull ahead in a 56-51 victory against Rutgers. Jalen Smith had 14 points and 15 rebounds to help the Terrapins move to 13-0 at home. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 17, including three free throws that put the Terps ahead, 52-49 with 2:12 remaining.— Samir Doughty dropped in 23 points, including hitting two free throws in the final seconds of overtime, to send 11th-ranked Auburn past Arkansas, 79-76. The Tigers closed the second half on a 15-4 run before improving to 16-6. The Razorbacks lost despite Mason Jones’ 40 points for the Razorbacks.— Nick Richards poured in a career-high 27 points and Immanuel Quickley added 21 as No. 15 Kentucky beat Mississippi State, 80-72. The Wildcats never trailed and led by as many as 14 in the second half of their 14th straight win over the Bulldogs. Richards and Quickley closed the victory by combining to make 14 free throws over the final 2 ½ minutes.— Lamar Stevens had 24 points and Myreon Jones made a career-high six 3-pointers while scoring 20 points as No. 22 Penn State earned a 75-70 win over No. 16 Michigan State. Stevens hit five free throws over the final 16 seconds to help the Nittany Lions wrap up their fifth consecutive win. Michigan State’s Cassius Winston scored 25 points but could not convert on chances to pull into a tie twice in the closing seconds. Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask picked up his third shutout of the season and 48th of his career by making 25 saves in the Bruins’ 4-0 victory over the Canucks. Charlie Coyle had a goal and an assist as Boston earned its fourth straight win. Brad Marchand, David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) and Karson Kuhlman (KOOL’-muhn) also tallied for the Bruins, who remain one point behind the Capitals for the top total in the Eastern Conference.— The Blues won for just the second time in seven games as Brayden Schenn (shehn) provided two goals and an assist in a 6-3 victory against the Hurricanes. Colton Parayko (pah-RAY’-koh) and Sammy Blais (blay) also scored to back Jordan Binnington’s 25-save performance. Petr Mrazek (mah-RA’-zehk) stopped just 20 of 26 shots in Carolina’s fifth straight road loss.— Steven Stamkos tipped in his 24th goal of the season in the third period to send the Lightning to a 4-2 win over the Golden Knights. Andrei Vasilevskiy (vah-sih-LEHV’-skee) made 28 saves and extended his streak of consecutive games without a regulation loss to 16 games, matching the franchise record set by Nikolai Khabibulin (hah-bee-BOO’-lihn) in 2002-03. Brayden Point and Anthony Cirelli also scored, and Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) had two assists for Tampa Bay.— Andre Burakovsky (bur-ah-KAHF’-skee) collected a career-high four points on one goal and three assists as the Avalanche mauled the Sabres, 6-1. Burakovsky tied a career high with his 17th goal and ran his point streak to five games. Valeri Nichushkin (nih-CHOOSH’-kihn) had a goal and two assists for Colorado, which scored six times on its first 14 shots. Milestone win for Coach KUNDATED (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEHF’-skee) has hit another milestone in his Hall of Fame coaching career.Krzyzewski picked up his 500th ACC victory as Vernon Carey Jr. had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead seventh-ranked Duke to a 63-55 win at Boston College. Carey made a layup and then hit two free throws with about six minutes left during a 10-0 run that put the Blue Devils ahead to stay.Tre Jones scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to help Krzyzewski improve to 500-200 in all ACC regular season and tournament games.Duke missed its first 10 shots in allowing the Eagles to race out to a 12-2 lead. Associated Press — Jacksonville announced that it will play consecutive home games in London next season. The Jaguars have played a home game at Wembley Stadium every year since 2013 and expect to extend a contract that runs through 2020.— The NFL has suspended Jaguars defensive tackle Carl Davis without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Davis’ contract is set to expire when the new league calendar begins in March.VANDERBILT-ATHLETIC DIRECTORTurner resigns as Vanderbilt ADNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Turner has resigned as Vanderbilt athletic director after one year on the job. The Knicks entered Tuesday with the NBA’s fourth-worst record at 15-36. They’ve lost at least 50 games each season since 2013-14.General manager Scott Perry will take control of the basketball operations while the team seeks a permanent replacement for Mills.Also around the NBA:— The league is changing the format to this season’s 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday Night in Chicago by adding a pair of deep shots that will be worth three points apiece. That change means each round will now be a total of 27 shots instead of 25. Competitors will now get 70 seconds to finish their shots instead of the customary 60.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE — The Blue Jackets have a nine-game point streak after beating the Panthers, 1-0 on Zach Werenski’s goal against former Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) 1:54 into overtime. Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LIH’-kihnz) had 32 saves in picking up his fourth shutout of the season, helping the Jackets move to 8-0-1 in their last nine games. The Panthers lost for just the second time in their last nine games.— Anthony Beauvillier (boh-VIH’-lee-ay) capped his two-goal night by scoring 2:52 into overtime to give the Islanders a 4-3 win over the Stars. Dallas led 3-2 until Mathew Barzal (bahr-ZAL’) notched a power-play goal late in the third period. Kieffer Bellows made his NHL debut and registered an assist against the team his father, Brian, spent most of his career.— Antti Raanta (AN’-tee RAHN’-tah) stopped 30 shots and the Coyotes ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-0 win versus the Oilers. Conor Garland and Lawson Crouse scored two minutes apart in the second period to support Raanta’s 13th career shutout. Edmonton scored 26 goals in winning its previous five games.— Mikael Granlund scored 71 seconds into overtime to complete the Predators’ 2-1 verdict over the slumping Jets. Nick Bonino also scored and Juuse Saros (YOO’-see SAH’-rohz) turned back 33 shots in Nashville’s third win in four games. Winnipeg is 1-6-1 in its last eight contests.— The Wild got a goal from Matt Dumba at 2:21 of OT to beat the Blackhawks, 3-2. Kevin Fiala (fee-A’-lah) scored twice before Dumba hit the net for the first time in 34 games. Alex Stalock (STAY’-lahk) handled 27 shots as Minnesota handed Chicago just its second loss in eight games. Khris Middleton had 20 points for the Bucks, who took control by outscoring the Pelicans 42-24 in the third quarter.The outcome leads Milwaukee with an NBA-best 42-7 record.Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action:— LeBron James poured in 36 points and the Lakers shot a blistering 58.8% in a 129-102 romp over the Spurs. James was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and finished with nine assists and seven rebounds. Kyle Kuzma (KOOZ’-mah) added 18 points and 12 boards as Los Angeles improved to a Western Conference-leading 38-11.— James Harden’s 40 points, 11 assists and nine boards carried the short-handed Rockets past the Hornets, 125-110. The Hornets led early in the fourth before the Rockets used a 15-2 run to take control. Daniel House had 20 points for Houston, which played without Russell Westbrook and Clint Capella due to injuries. Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Bosox have agreed to send the 2018 AL MVP to Los Angeles. The Red Sox would also send away left-hander David Price in a salary dump designed to save Boston tens of millions of dollars and help them dip below baseball’s luxury tax threshold.The Dodgers are sending outfielder Alex Verdugo back to the Red Sox in a deal that also involves the Minnesota Twins, who are getting right-hander Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) from Los Angeles and sending pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston.In other Major League Baseball news:— An arbitrator has denied the grievance filed by Chicago Cubs infielder Kris Bryant, according to a person who has read the unreleased document of the decision. Mark Irvings ruled the players’ association did not prove the team’s reasons for holding the third baseman in the minors at the start of the 2015 season were a pretext to push back his eligibility for free agency. Bryant hit .425 with nine homers in 40 at-bats during 2015 spring training and was held in the minors until April 17, one day after he would have been eligible for a full year of service time.— Braves reliever Shane Greene has become the first player to go to salary arbitration this year. The 31-year-old right-hander asked a three-man panel for a raise from $4 million to $6.75 million, while the Braves countered with $6.25 million. Greene was a first-time All-Star last year and compiled a 2.30 ERA in 65 appearances with the Braves and Detroit, striking out 64 and walking 17 over 62 2/3 innings. UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have announced a contract extension for head coach Anthony Lynn.Lynn is 27-24 in three seasons with the Chargers. He guided the team to a 12-4 mark and a berth in the AFC divisional round in 2018, but the Chargers fell to 5-11 this past season.Lynn had one year left on his contract.The Chargers also say Shane Steichen will remain the offensive coordinator after taking over midway through the season.In other NFL news: — Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) finished an assist shy of a triple-double in just three quarters of the Nuggets’ 127-99 blowout over the Trail Blazers. Jokic had 29 points and 13 rebounds as the Nuggets improved to 8-0 against Northwest Division rivals this season. Portland guard Damien Lillard had scored at least 30 points in eight straight games before Gary Harris helped Denver limit him to 21 on 8 of 23 shooting.NBA-NEWSKnicks dump presidentUNDATED (AP) — The New York Knicks are changing team presidents once again.The Knicks have dismissed Steve Mills with the team about to miss the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. Mills took over the post less than three years ago following Phil Jackson’s three-year run at the helm. The move came two days after the NBA trade deadline, and two months after head coach David Fizdale was dismissed. Turner was president of the NBA G League when hired in December 2018 by Vanderbilt to replace David Williams. He started Feb. 1, 2019.Turner fired Bryce Drew as men’s basketball coach last spring and hired Jerry Stackhouse.Candice Storey Lee has been named interim athletic director effectively immediately.last_img read more

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CS Fullerton looks to extend streak vs Long Beach St.

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Cal State Fullerton has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Jackson Rowe, Brandon Kamga, Austen Awosika and Davon Clare have combined to account for 67 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 73 percent of all Titans points over the last five games.CLUTCH CHANCE: Chance Hunter has connected on 42.5 percent of the 134 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 16 over the last five games. He’s also converted 63.6 percent of his foul shots this season.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Beach have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Titans. Cal State Fullerton has 26 assists on 75 field goals (34.7 percent) across its previous three contests while Long Beach State has assists on 39 of 73 field goals (53.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Cal State Fullerton attempts more free throws per game than any other Big West team. The Titans have averaged 20.9 free throws per game this season, but that number has dropped to 18.3 over their four-game losing streak.___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 CS Fullerton looks to extend streak vs Long Beach St. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLong Beach State (11-20, 6-9) vs. Cal State Fullerton (10-20, 5-10)Titan Gym, Fullerton, California; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Cal State Fullerton looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Long Beach State. In its last five wins against the Beach, Cal State Fullerton has won by an average of 4 points. Long Beach State’s last win in the series came on Jan. 20, 2018, an 81-73 victory.center_img Associated Press March 6, 2020last_img read more

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