UAB Blazers can’t stop UCLA Bruins in 92-75 loss in NCAAs

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The UAB Blazers certainly have all the motivation they could need for what will be a painful offseason.The 14th-seeded Blazers found themselves outrebounded and outscored inside and just couldn’t knock down enough 3s Saturday before losing 92-75 to the 11th-seeded UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Tournament.“It’s not rocket science out there,” coach Jerod Haase said. “We knew that the rebounding part of it was going to be a huge factor in the game, and we got beat up on the boards. … We tried man. We tried zone. We tried man. We tried zone. We tried some different wrinkles. But at the end of the day, we were not able to guard.”The Blazers (20-16) missed out on their first regional semifinal since 2004 coming off their big upset of No. 3 seed Iowa State on Thursday. This marked a big turnaround for a program that was Division I’s third-youngest at the start of the season and 4-9 when Conference USA play began.“We came a long way,” UAB guard Denzell Watts said. “It’s a good feeling, but we came up short.”Haase just wrapped up his third season at a program he’s building from the ground up, and three of his top five scorers were freshmen. He told the Blazers in the locker room to remember the joy of winning and the pain of this loss.“We promised him,” UAB freshman forward William Lee said. “And therefore we’re going to work harder in the offseason. Hopefully get back to this point and hopefully make it to the Sweet 16.”Robert Brown led the Blazers with 25 points, and Lee added 10.Making a season-high 12 3-pointers just wasn’t enough for UAB with Tony Parker leading five Bruins in double figures with a career-high 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Kevon Looney had 10 points and 11 rebounds for UCLA. Bryce Alford had 22 points, Norman Powell 15 and Isaac Hamilton 13.UCLA improved No. 11 seeds to a perfect 5-0 against 14 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, and the Bruins didn’t need any questionable calls to win the program’s second game as a double-digit seed.The Blazers worried first about Alford who hit 9 of 11 from 3 to beat SMU, including a goaltending call on his final 3 to beat SMU in the last game. Parker had room to roam helping UCLA outrebound UAB 41-26 with a 52-22 scoring edge in the paint.“All of those were baskets right around the rim and positions where our length was not going to be able to bother him because, if he’s within 2 feet, he’s going to be awfully effective,” Haase said.These teams came out shooting, and the Blazers didn’t back off looking for a second straight upset. They shot 50 percent in the first half and hit six of 10 3-pointers and grabbed their biggest lead at 21-15 on a 3-pointer by Lee. Then the Bruins showed just how well a team can knock down shots, reeling off a 13-2 run to take back the lead.At one point, UCLA connected on eight straight shots helped by Parker dunking and scoring in close. They took a 46-37 lead after Alford finally hit his first 3 with 17 seconds left. The Bruins came out of the locker room scoring eight of the first 11 points, and Looney scored six straight with his last basket giving UCLA a 54-40 lead not even 3 minutes into the half.Consecutive 3s from Watts and Tyler Madison got UAB within 64-58 just before the midpoint of the half. Isaac Hamilton scored six straight for UCLA, the last a layup off a steal by Alford pushing the lead back to double digits. That was as close as the Blazers would get again.TIP-INSUAB: The Blazers were 12 of 26 from outside the arc, topping the nine 3s they made in the C-USA Tournament championship on March 14. … Madison and Tosin Mehinti were limited to a combined 13 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. … UAB had only eight rebounds in the first half. … Their last Sweet 16 berth came in 2004 when the Blazers beat Washington, then No. 1 seed Kentucky to advance.UCLA: Parker turned in the most points by a Bruin in the tournament since Kevin Love had 29 against Western Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on March 27, 2008. It came one game after Alford had 27. … The Bruins have shot 50 percent or better in nine games this season. They shot 60.3 percent (35 of 58).UP NEXT:UAB: Offseason.UCLA: Gonzaga or Iowa in Houston on Friday.last_img read more

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Bhatia reacts on Twitter after ‘horrendous’ QPR defeat

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR chairman Amit Bhatia has described the home defeat against Rotherham as “horrendous”.Rangers are now just seven points above the relegation zone after losing to the third-from-bottom Millers, who hadn’t won away in the Championship this season.Steve McClaren’s side have lost nine of their past 11 league games and are struggling badly.AdChoices广告And Bhatia made his his disgust clear in a post on Twitter. Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Some videos I made on my Youtube Channel

first_imgAll Activity Favourite Logos:San Jose Sharks, Charlotte Hornets (Original) NBA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F0AfGEuuxo&t=5s Some videos I made on my Youtube Channel Sports Logo News Forums Home Sports Logos Forums Home Sign in to follow this   7 Members I made some videos about the history of different leagues in logos. I made 3, the NBA, NFL and NHL. There is a few mistakes, especially in the NBA one, since that was my first one. Sports Logos This topic is now closed to further replies. Share on other sites HornetsFan1880 Members Share this post Sports Logo News Would be good if you could actually see the logos SportsLogos.Net Location:Asheville, NC By HornetsFan1880, July 6, 2017 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites dont care dont care 6 posts 5,392 Posted July 6, 2017 Share this post 7 Sign in to follow this   7 5,184 posts All Activity Go To Topic Listing HornetsFan1880 Some videos I made on my Youtube Channel HornetsFan1880 0 NHL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDndZSBknII&t=6s 0 5,392 Link to post SportsLogos.Net Posted July 6, 2017 Followers 1 Recommended Posts NFL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSEu_JTLV0c&t=25s Some videos I made on my Youtube Channel Link to post 5,392 Followers 1last_img read more

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Kent City volleyball team still unbeaten in CSAA, topples Holton

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Crowning of the crown; Real front | Sports | Deshabhimani

first_imgMadrid> Crown fighting in Spanish football league. Real Madrid tops the list after overtaking Barcelona. Both teams have 65 points in 30 games. A face-to-face victory supported Ryan. The performance of the remaining eight games will determine the league champions. Real jumped out to a 2–1 victory over Real Sociedad. If Barcelona take on Athletic today, Barcelona will regain the number one spot. Real started with caution, hoping to win. Sociedad fortified in his own plate. They locked up a real breakthrough by Venice Junior, Kareem Benzema and Hamesh Rodriguez. Real halved the second half. Penalty for beating Venice in the box. Captain Sergio Ramos has not been promoted. Ramos was injured after the goal. The defense is likely to play next.Kareem Benzema doubled with Federico Valverde’s extended ball. At the end of the game, Mike Merino consoled Sociedad. Real’s next game is tomorrow against Real Majorca.Real and Barcelona have met twice this season. The first shipwreck to become a shipwreck. Real beat Barcelona by two goals at the Santiago Bernabeu in March. This success is currently critical. At the end of the league, Real will win Barcelona’s win against Barcelona Other newslast_img read more

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Chelsea ready to start negotiations – Club want €10m more than…

first_imgOn Monday, news coming out of Spain explained the 27-year-old’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, is ‘already in talks’ with the Blues over a move.However, there was no mention of a potential structure of the deal.Sport on Tuesday brings more on this.In England, and in some Spanish publications, it’s been reported Chelsea could offer around €80m for the Brazilian.However, Sport state Barcelona value the player at €90m. Of course, it’s hard to believe Barca would genuinely turn down €80m from Chelsea if they came knocking with such an amount, but it’s explained that because of the way the transfer fee paid to Liverpool has amortised, even that figure would have to go down as a loss.Sport state Chelsea are ready to start negotiations, and they believe all Premier League interest is on the basis of a loan. They would be ready to pay a loan fee of €13m to Barcelona and also take over the player’s salary.Barcelona would prefer a mandatory purchase option, although it could be unlikely they’d get one. Regardless, Sport say a buying option of €60m next summer would be enough for the Catalan club not to post a loss. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndo Chelsea has repeatedly been talked about as one of the potential destinations for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.last_img read more

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Latvian champions “Petrow” will be led by the head coach of…

first_imgSavincev has been leading the Belarusian national team since last year. First, changing the role of assistant to the status of the head coach, Savincevs led the team into the World Cup Elite round, against Italy (3: 3), Hungary (2: 0) and England (5: 2), winning seven points. After that, Savincev became a full-fledged head coach, but at the beginning of this year Belarus lost in all three games (1: 2 against Portugal, 3: 5 against Italy and 2: 4 against Finland) and remained in the last place in the elite subgroup, leaving the fight for road sign. In September, Belarus, led by Savincev, defeated Latvia 4: 2 in a test match in Minsk.In January, Savincev became the head coach of the Belarusian grant “Stalitsa”. Prior to that, he was an assistant, but due to family circumstances, the Russian specialist Yevgeny Osincev left the position. Two days later, “Stalitsa” played “Rēzekne” in the newly formed Baltic League (4: 0), but later “Petrow” also defeated in this tournament (7: 3). With 13 points in five matches, “Stalitsa” was the leader of the Baltic League, but the competition was stopped by the Covid-19 pandemic. At the Belarusian championship, “Stalitsa” settled for bronze, and Savincenz was replaced by another coach.In July, “Petrow”, beating Rabu 3-0 in the final series, became the Latvian champion in indoor football for the first time, but the next day the head coach Guntis Apīnis, who led the team for a season and a half, announced his resignation. In the inter-season, “Petrow” has already announced the attraction of the best new player of the championship and Salaspils student Artjomas Kozlovs, as well as the start of cooperation with the Premier League “Salaspils”. The Eurocup lottery is expected on September 2, but the games are scheduled for mid-October.During the player’s career, Savincev was named the country’s best indoor footballer four times, became the champion of Belarus six times and also earned six silver and three bronze medals.Resources used:https://www.facebook.com/petrowfc/p…last_img read more

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Western Michigan Christian girls finally beat Kent City, win Class C district championship

first_img Bestseller Other Other Report a problem This item is… Share WMC player join each other after winning the Class C district title. Photo/Jason Goorman $0.00 Displayed poorly Paige Mortensen squares up to the basket for Kent City. Photo/Jason Goorman Anna Sytsema gets the steal and goes on the WMC fast break. Photo/Jason Goorman Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… $0.00 (8133) WMC’s Anna Sytsema drives along the sideline. Photo/Jason Goorman (5153) Bestseller Not relevant Bestseller (975) Shop Now × Teanna McCuaig calms before the freethrow attempt. Photo/Jason Goorman × Bestseller Not relevant 0 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $19.38 Other Not relevant Fox Sports Go Western Michigan Christian players are all smiles after winning the district title. 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Photo/Jason Goorman Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) NBC Sports The WMC student section joins their team to celebrate the championship win. Photo/Jason Goorman Bestseller Jenelle Krueger drives the lane and makes a pass to the outside for Kent City. Photo/Jason Goorman (35309) Kaitlyn Wright fights for the loose ball against Kent City’s McKenna Carlson. Photo/Jason Goorman Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Other By Mitchell BoatmanLocalSportsJournal.comNORTON SHORES – The Western Michigan Christian girl’s basketball team finally got over the hump.After losing to Kent City in districts two years in a row, the Warriors broke through with a 53-45 upset of the Eagles on Friday to claim their first Class C district championship since 2013.“Being the underdog, it feels great,” said WMC coach Jeremy Goorman, whose team won the championship on its home court. “Finally, we got over the hump and beat a good team.”Aubrey Goorman goes up for the shot over Kent City’s No. 3 Teanna McCuaig. Photo/Jason GoormanThe Warriors will be embracing the same underdog role as they head to regionals next week. They will play Springport on Tuesday at Calvin Christian High School in Grandville.“The good thing is our record probably doesn’t compare to theirs,” Goorman said about Springport. “They might overlook us a little bit.”Goorman’s daughter, Aubrey, said sharing the championship with family was a great feeling.This is her father’s first season as head coach, and he’s assisted by her grandfather, former WMC boys coaching legend Jim Goorman.“It means so much,” said Aubrey Goorman, who led the Warriors with 18 points. “We played countless hours together in the gym while I was growing up, and it just feels so great to be able to share it with him and my grandpa.”She added that a district rematch with Kent City has been on the Warriors’ minds for a while.“We knew we would probably get them in the finals, so we were preparing for them all season,” Aubrey Goorman said.The game was a battle throughout, with neither team able to pull away.Kent City standout Kaitlyn Geers drives left against WMC’s Cassie Kingma. Photo/Jason GoormanBoth teams struggled to take care of the ball, especially early on. Kent City turned the ball over 23 times, while the Warriors coughed it up 18 times.Kent City controlled the first quarter, leading by as many as five points and taking a 13-10 lead into the second.The Warriors responded in the second quarter with a pair of 6-0 runs and took a 22-20 lead into halftime. Aubrey Goorman had 12 points in the first half for WMC, while Kaitlyn Geers led Kent City with nine.The WMC offense caught fire midway through the third quarter, going on a 15-6 run to extend the lead to 37-28. The Eagles battled back and closed their deficit to 39-32 at the buzzer.Kent City closed the gap to three points with 5:40 left in the game, but a timely 8-0 spurt by WMC closed the door on the Eagles’ three-peat hopes.Goorman said many players contributed to the victory, including Anna Sytsema, who has been recovering from a concussion but still scored 14 points.“We just started her last week and she played phenomenal,” he said.Geers led all scorers with 19 points. Paige Mortensen added nine for Kent City. ENDS IN × × (3879) Report a problem This item is… Aubrey Goorman talks to WMC assistant coach and grandfather Jim Goorman. Photo/Jason Goorman DEAL OF THE DAY × Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Other Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN (1445) Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Not relevant WMC forward Aubrey Goorman posts up against Kent City’s Teanna McCuaig. 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Sports Ministry to establish 1000 district-level Khelo India Centres

first_img First Published: 20th June, 2020 08:42 IST Written By Last Updated: 20th June, 2020 08:42 IST Sports Ministry To Establish 1000 District-level Khelo India Centres The Sports Ministry is set to establish 1000 Khelo India Centres (KIC) at the district level across the country with the help of sporting champions WATCH US LIVE The grant to each KIC will be extended for remuneration of the past champion athlete as coach, support staff, purchase of equipments, sports kits, consumables, participation in competition and events. The process of identifying new KICs will be carried out by the sports department of the respective state and union territory in liaison with District Collectors and the proposal will be forwarded to the SAI’s regional centre for further evaluation.  LIVE TV FOLLOW UScenter_img The Sports Ministry is set to establish 1000 Khelo India Centres (KIC) at the district level across the country with the help of sporting champions, who will be remunerated for providing their expertise. The centres will either be run by a past champion or have them as a coach.  “As we strive to make India a sporting superpower, one of the things we have to ensure is that sports becomes a viable career option for youngsters,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said in a statement. “Only when sports can offer a sustained means of livelihood to athletes, even after they stop playing competitive sports, will parents be motivated to allow their children to take up sports as a serious career option “And that is the only way to tap the best talent, who may otherwise decide to take up other career options. This decision is a step in that direction.” Sports Ministry to establish 1000 KICsA short-listing mechanism has been put in place to identify former champions who are eligible to either establish their own academy or work as a coach in a KIC. The first category of athletes who will be considered are those who have represented India at recognised international competitions under a recognised NSF or association.  The second category is of medal winners in senior national championship conducted by a recognised NSF or a medal winner at the Khelo India Games. While the third category of past champions are those who have won medals in the National All India University Games.The fourth category will include those who have represented the state in a senior national championship conducted by recognised NSFs or participated in Khelo India Games.  An exception has been made in the case of Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar islands and Ladakh, where coaches trained with NIS certification will also be eligible to apply. To build the country-wide network of Khelo India Centres, existing SAI extension centres will be given the option of converting into a KIC and recruiting a past champion to avail the financial grant under the scheme.Any past champion can also establish a new KIC with infrastructure owned by themselves, the central and state government, local authorities, clubs or educational institution. To be eligible for grant under the scheme, the former athlete will be required to personally impart full-time training to athletes at the centre.  Organisations which have been promoting sports for at least five  years will also be eligible to establish a KIC, provided they recruit past champions as coaches.Organisations in J&K, Ladakh, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadeep and north east states are exempt from this 5-year rule. Training will be imparted at KIC for 14 sports including archery, athletics, boxing, badminton, cycling, fencing, hockey, judo, rowing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, wrestling. Football and traditional sports have also been included. Image credits: PTI / Twitter SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Press Trust Of India last_img read more

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Arsenal Baits Leicester with £40m Plus Xhaka for Ndidi

first_imgArsenal Manager Mikel Arteta is considering a remarkable player-plus-cash bid for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, with Granit Xhaka potentially moving the other way.Arteta is drawing up a shortlist of players to refresh his squad at Arsenal after being confirmed as manager last week.And, according to UK’s The Guardian, Foxes midfielder Ndidi is one of his top targets. The 23-year-old has been an integral part of Leicester’s surge up to second in the Premier League table, with 20 appearances and two goals in all competitions so far this campaign.Tempting Leicester into talks will be difficult during the mid-season transfer window, with boss Brendan Rodgers looking to consolidate their position in the top four. Leicester are also in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, where they will meet Aston Villa.When Leicester defeated Unai Emery’s Arsenal in November, Rodgers heralded Ndidi’s role in his team.“In any team you need a good defensive midfield player that can do a lot of the dirty work as they say,” Rodgers said noted of Ndidi’s sterling qualities.“He (Ndidi) smells danger. He can cover the ground so fast, he can press up to the ball, he can cover in.“Tactically he is improving and playing better. He is playing in a specific position we haven’t played before where he can run and he has got a clear role to sit and protect and be that link player.“With the ball he is getting better. His game is simple. He just needs to serve the players in front of him and be an option to play off the centre-halves and full-backs and continuity in the game.”Switzerland midfielder Xhaka appears destined to depart Arsenal after reacting angrily to being substituted off during the club’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October.He appeared to shout “f*** off” at fans as he made his way off of the pitch and towards the Arsenal dugout in the Premier League clash with his team’s London rivals.Fellow midfielder Lucas Torreira has been repeatedly linked with a move to Napoli in the new year as well.Arteta’s first match as Arsenal boss was the 1-1 draw on Boxing Day at Bournemouth while Ndidi and Leicester hosted leaders Liverpool in the last game of Boxing Day.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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