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USC Upstate seeks revenge on High Point

first_img February 14, 2020 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 Associated Press FAB FRESHMEN: High Point’s John-Michael Wright, Eric Coleman Jr. and Caden Sanchez have combined to account for 44 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 43 percent of all Panthers points over the last five games.EXCELLENT EVERETTE: Everette Hammond has connected on 28.7 percent of the 101 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 16 over his last five games. He’s also made 85.5 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: South Carolina Upstate is 0-11 when scoring fewer than 64 points and 11-4 when scoring at least 64.ASSIST RATIOS: The Panthers have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Spartans. High Point has 45 assists on 66 field goals (68.2 percent) across its past three outings while South Carolina Upstate has assists on 29 of 65 field goals (44.6 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: High Point is rated second among Big South teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 32.8 percent. The Panthers have averaged 11.6 offensive boards per game.___center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSouth Carolina Upstate (11-15, 6-7) vs. High Point (7-19, 4-9)Millis Center, High Point, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: High Point goes for the season sweep over South Carolina Upstate after winning the previous matchup in Spartanburg. The teams last went at it on Jan. 20, when South Carolina Upstate made just eight free throws on 14 attempts while the Panthers went 18 for 25 en route to an eight-point victory. USC Upstate seeks revenge on High Pointlast_img read more

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Maddi Doane looks to use hitting journal, toughness to continue success at plate for Syracuse

first_img Published on April 8, 2015 at 9:37 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Maddi Doane almost had no choice. Sandwiched between two brothers, there was always a sense of competition. She remembers competing against them in wrestling matches, and it only made sense she would have a future in sports. “Having those two brothers has kind of made me a tomboy,” Doane said. “I think that had a lot to do with me playing (softball).”The freshman said it was here that her toughness really began to build, something she needed as she pushed through recent struggles at the plate. As she worked to rebuild her confidence, Doane focused less on trying to do too much and more on just staying relaxed, which she is able to do by logging her feelings in a hitting journal.Doane started the season batting .359 through her team’s first 11 games, but her average has since dropped to .284. Her first career home run came April 1 against Fordham, and she had four hits against North Carolina last weekend. Doane looks to build off her recent success when Syracuse (14-19, 1-7 Atlantic Coast) travels to Buffalo, New York to face Canisius (14-10, 4-0 Metro Atlantic) on Thursday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m able to know what that feels like,” Doane said.”… know what that home run feels like and almost recreate it so that I’m feeling confident in the box.”Doane said she was feeling anxious. She was pressing too hard at the plate, thinking too much and not relying on the techniques that led her to a successful start at the beginning of the season.To combat this, Doane began to log her feelings — whether her thought process, timing or adjustments she wants to make — in a journal, an idea suggested by assistant coach Matt Nandin. Here, she can write and forget. “You want to get to a point where you’re feeling good at the plate,” Nandin said. “It’s important to write it down, what you did, what you were feeling, what your approach was, so when you do start struggling again you can look back.”Nandin acknowledged that hitters need to think. It’s when they start to grapple with a hundred thoughts before the pitch comes that it starts to become dangerous. Head coach Leigh Ross said Doane tries too hard to be perfect and needs to “just go back to having fun.” As soon as the freshman starts to think about the hits she isn’t recording, things start to fall apart. A quick look in the journal, however, can provide the confidence needed to pick things back up.“She likes to think she has a short-term (memory) but sometimes she’ll get really down on herself and that doesn’t help her,” AnnaMarie Gatti, a former high school travel teammate of Doane’s, said. “She just needs to be able to see it because she gets lost sometimes.”Gatti remembers the beginning of the school year when Doane would come into her dorm room. They would talk about missing home and support each other. If their close friendship offered a reprieve from the stresses of moving away, Doane’s hitting journal offers a similar reprieve from the doubts she is facing more of now than at the beginning of the season.After she hit her home run, Doane wrote it down. She said she made note of who it was against and that it felt good coming off the end of the bat. Now when she looks back on her home run, Doane will be able to relive what it felt like and what she did to make it happen. It’s a technique she’s used to get back on the right track at the plate, and one she’ll continue to rely on no matter her results at the plate. “It makes me a lot more relaxed also after the game,” said Doane. “If I have a bad game I’m able to get it out if I have a good game I’m also able to get it out. Just writing down… however I’m feeling in the box.” Commentslast_img read more

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County Board backs Ryan stance

first_imgPhoto © Tipperary GAA The Tipperary County Board has given its full backing to Senior Hurling manager Michael Ryan.It comes after All Star Cathal Barrett was dropped from the panel for disciplinary reasons.The Holycross-Ballycahill clubman was injured in the Premier’s Munster Championship defeat to Cork and already facing a six week layoff. However the County Board confirmed last night that Michael Ryan had removed him from the panel completely.Chairman Michael Bourke says the manager has the full support of the County Board.Meanwhile County Board secretary Tim Floyd says he doesn’t see this as the end of Cathal Barrett’s inter-county career.last_img read more

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European Tour golf heading to Cyprus for 1st time

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 28th August, 2020 22:32 IST European Tour Golf Heading To Cyprus For 1st Time Back-to-back events will be held in Paphos as part of the tour’s reshaped schedule for 2020, though there will be no fans for the Cyprus Open from Oct. 29-Nov. 1 and the Cyprus Classic from Nov. 5-8. WATCH US LIVE Written Bycenter_img First Published: 28th August, 2020 22:32 IST LIVE TV The European Tour is heading to Cyprus for the first time.Back-to-back events will be held in Paphos as part of the tour’s reshaped schedule for 2020, though there will be no fans for the Cyprus Open from Oct. 29-Nov. 1 and the Cyprus Classic from Nov. 5-8.It continues the tour’s policy of staging successive tournaments in geographical clusters to reduce the need to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Scottish Championship also has been added to the schedule and will take place from Oct. 15-18, extending the tour’s second U.K. Swing to a fourth tournament. The Irish Open, the Scottish Open and the BMW PGA Championship will held in successive weeks before that.The first U.K. Swing, comprising six events, is being completed this week with the U.K. Championship at The Belfry.The tour also said the Turkish Airlines Open and the Nedbank Golf Challenge will not be staged this season.(Image Credit: AP) FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Castro gets big hit after trade, Padres rout Angels 11-4

first_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Written By FOLLOW US Last Updated: 3rd September, 2020 14:07 IST Castro Gets Big Hit After Trade, Padres Rout Angels 11-4 Jason Castro hit a tiebreaking two-run double against the team that traded him three days ago, and the San Diego Padres rallied for eight runs in the eighth inning of an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Associated Press Television News center_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Jason Castro hit a tiebreaking two-run double against the team that traded him three days ago, and the San Diego Padres rallied for eight runs in the eighth inning of an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.Castro’s two-out drive to the gap off Ty Buttrey (1-2) made for a memorable debut with the Padres, who acquired the veteran catcher from Los Angeles on Sunday as part of their all-in trade bonanza.Fernando Tatís Jr. then drew a bases-loaded walk, Manny Machado delivered a two-run single and Eric Hosmer hit a 443-foot, three-run homer as the Padres piled on against the Angels’ hapless bullpen to open this interleague series up the I-5 freeway.Jurickson Profar hit a two-run homer and drove in three early runs for San Diego, which has won three straight by a combined 30-6.Mike Trout hit a two-run homer for the Angels, but the Padres won the first on-field meeting between the three-time AL MVP and the 21-year-old Tatís, who might be baseball’s next star of Trout’s magnitude.Albert Pujols had an RBI double for the Angels, who have lost three straight in their hugely disappointing season.The Padres are steaming toward their first playoff berth since 2006, and their reconfigured roster is taking shape after general manager AJ Preller’s flurry of deadline deals.While Castro’s 1-for-4 performance was highlighted by his huge hit, right fielder Greg Allen drew two walks in his Padres debut. The San Diego native was acquired from Cleveland along with hard-throwing right-hander Mike Clevinger, who will make his debut start Thursday in Anaheim.Mitch Moreland had two hits in his second game as San Diego’s designated hitter. Relief pitcher Dan Altavilla was activated Wednesday to join San Diego’s revamped bullpen, which now includes Trevor Rosenthal.Tim Hill (2-0) got two outs in the seventh inning after Dinelson Lamet pitched five-hit ball with six strikeouts into the seventh for San Diego.Trout’s two-run shot in the third was the 298th homer of his career, putting the 29-year-old superstar just one behind Tim Salmon for the Angels’ franchise record.Profar tied it in the fourth with his sixth homer of the season, and added a tying sacrifice fly in the sixth.Justin Upton singled in the fourth and scored on the 667th career double by Pujols, who moved one behind Craig Biggio for the fifth-most in baseball history. Pujols also became the fifth player with 5,900 total bases, joining Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Willie Mays and Barry Bonds.Julio Teherán yielded three hits and two runs, finally providing what the Angels sought when they signed him as a free agent. Teherán got a late start to summer camp after contracting coronavirus, but appears to be rounding into form.TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: OF Wil Myers and reliever Emilio Pagán went on the injured list. Pagán has right biceps inflammation, but manager Jayce Tingler declined to say why Myers is out.Angels: 2B David Fletcher was out of the lineup for the second straight game after rolling his ankle Sunday. Manager Joe Maddon isn’t sure when Fletcher will return. First Published: 3rd September, 2020 14:07 ISTlast_img read more

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STATEMENT: Kotoko supporters group ‘Faithfuls’ issue apology to Ahmed Toure over insults

first_imgOne of the powerful supporters’ group Asante Kotoko Faithfuls has issued a statement to apologise to their returnee striker Ahmed Toure for the insults he suffered at the hands of some of their members over the weekend.Some members of the group rained unprintable insults on the mother of the Ivorian striker during their match against BA United in a friendly on Saturday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.Toure did not score on his first match for the club since his return after the club bought him a car, two plots of land and GHC60, 000.00 to help him to snub their arch rivals Hearts of Oak to make a return to the Porcupines.Below is the fill copy of the letter.– See more at: http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/faithfuls#sthash.XlinxJ56.dpuflast_img read more

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Lionel Messi becomes second player to score 50 goals for Argentina

first_imgLionel Messi has become just the second Argentina player in history to score 50 international goals after netting against Bolivia on Wednesday.Messi, 28, struck in the 30th minute of the 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes to reach the half-century for the Albiceleste — a feat only ever achieved before by Gabriel Batistuta.The Barcelona star, who has helped Argentina to World Cup and Copa America finals over the past two years, found his 50th goal in his 107th appearance for his national side.Former Fiorentina and Roma man Batistuta finished up his international career with 54 goals in 78 games, meaning Messi is closing in on the all-time record — he now sits a clear fourth on the all-time caps list with 107 after overtaking Diego Simeone on Wednesday.”I am happy with the six points, which was the objective at start of these two games,” Messi told reporters after the match. “We tried to play more football, and this will help us to keep improving.”The match was played in Cordoba meant some extra travelling for the squad while the poor condition of the pitch had been a talking point in the build-up to the match. However, Messi insisted that the conditions were the same for both sides, and was grateful for the welcome from the crowd at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes. “The pitch was not great, we knew this was not going to be an excuse,” he said. “At times we played well, [but others] we were tired and our rhythm dropped. But the game was won.”We got a nice reception, the people showed us a lot of affection. It is not up to us if we play in Buenos Aires or in the interior. The important thing is we won. Then we go out to play wherever we are told to.”Messi now needs to find the back of the net just once more to reach 500 career goals for club and country, having scored 449 for Barca and 50 Argentina. He has made a total of 627 appearances to date — 520 of those coming in a Barca shirt and 107 in an Argentina jersey.Messi’s next opportunity to score his 500th career goal after the Bolivia clash comes on Saturday in La Liga when the Blaugrana host rivals Real Madrid in the Clasico. The club’s record goal scorer said he feels in top condition heading into that clash. He added: “I had not physical issues, and now is time to return to Barcelona to think about the Clasico, which will be a very big test.”It would be a nice way to reach that number, against Real Madrid. The really nice thing would be to win the game and stretch the lead in the standings.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Curtis Cleveringa Selected as New Capital High School Principal

first_imgFacebook295Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictCurtis Cleveringa, who has served the past two years as principal and athletic director in the Taholah School District, has been selected to lead Capital High School as its next principal.The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed during the March 7 school board meeting to hire Cleveringa. He officially takes over the Capital High principal post on July 1.Cleveringa was selected for the top high school post after an extensive principal search process led by Northwest Leadership Associates. Search firm consultants worked with Olympia School District staff and parent focus groups since December first to identify the desired characteristics for the next principal, and then to search throughout the Pacific Northwest for the best candidate.Consultants involved students, staff and parents in the process, including interviews last month with the top three finalists.“Curtis Cleveringa will be an outstanding addition to Capital High School,” said Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. “He is a proven leader and someone who will fit in well at Capital and as part of our larger school district community.”Cleveringa has worked since 2014 in the Taholah School District, located on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Grays Harbor County. Before that he worked one year as an administrative intern in Utah, preceded by 15 years as a classroom teacher — six years in Utah and nine years in Zillah, Washington. During many of those years, he also served as a high school basketball and football coach.He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washington State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from University of Phoenix, and is working toward his superintendent’s credential through Washington State University.This year, the Capital High School principal job is being shared as an interim one-year position by Michelle Anderson and Jennifer Hewitt. Both Anderson and Hewitt will return in the 2016-17 school year to their previous positions as assistant principal at Capital High School.last_img read more

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Rebels hold off Leafs to steal 4-3 road victory

first_imgThe Leafs rebounded for a better second period, out scoring the Rebels 3-1 on goals by Matthew Sokol — his second in two games — Tyler Garcia on the power play and Nick Novin.Novin, Nelson’s game star, finished the game with two points.However, in the third, it was Castlegar that controlled much of the territorial play out shooting the Leafs 18-10 to grab the road victory.Garrett Patterson completed the goal scoring for the Rebels.Castlegar netminder Joseph Mcleod out dueled Patrick Ostermann in the Leaf nets to register the victory.Castlegar out shot the Leafs 38-35 in the game.Nelson 1-6 in November concludes the month on the road with a swing through the East Kootenay.The Leafs face the Rockets in Golden Friday before concluding the swing in Invermere Saturday against the Rockies.LEAF NOTES: Newcomer Kotlen Nelson did not register a point in his first game with the Leafs after arriving Monday from Columbia Valley. . . . Nelson was missing assistant captain Jordan Davie, suspended for receiving a game misconduct in the final minutes of Friday’s overtime loss against Beaver Valley. . . . Leaf defenceman Brendan Smith was back in the lineup after the past month on the injury list. Despite being out of the lineup, Smith remains tied with Eamonn Miller for top spot in Leafs scoring, each with 13 points. . . . Next home game for Nelson is Saturday December 5 against Columbia Valley Rockies. The Nelson Leafs season continues to spiral in the wrong direction.Rival Castlegar scored three times in the first period — twice on the power play — en route to a 4-3 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.The loss is the fifth straight — seven in the past nine games — for the Green and White, dropping the Leafs into fourth spot in the Murdoch Division.Castlegar has won three consecutive games to stay within two points of division-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the Murdoch race.Chris Breese, Tayden Woods and Chance Szott scored less than 13 minutes into the game to give the visitors the commanding lead they would not relinquish.Ironically, Nelson out shot Castlegar 14-10 in the first period.last_img read more

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Dentist Killed in Fire at GUMH Laid to Rest in His Native India

first_imgThe late Dr. Shane Sam MatthewThe remains of an Indian dentist who died in a  fire at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH) compound last month, have been laid to rest in his home country of India, the hospital administration has disclosed.The late Shan Sam Matthew, 22, who was working for the United Methodist Hospital in Ganta died instantly when the duplex that contained his apartment was mysteriously gutted by fire on September 3, 2017 at about 11pm local time.The duplex caught on fire while a portable generator was on, because the main public power (the LEC) was down. Though the actual cause of the fire has not yet been established, security are still carrying out an investigation.The late Dr. Matthew signed a contract with the hospital earlier this year and the contract was due to expire in December 2017, according to hospital administration. But Matthew met his horrendous death in the fire, leaving the entire hospital staff in tears, it was earlier reported.In a statement, the GUMH Administration said, “The late Dr. Mathew was sent to us through our partnership with Christian Dental College in Ludhiana, India, working with us serving as our dentist and the only dentist for the entire region of northeastern Liberia.”“He also served as instructor for the only nurse dental practitioner program in the country and as a young man with a Christian heart for the profession he chose, he showed compassion for his patients and worked diligently. His tragic departure from us is traumatic to the entire staff of Ganta Mission Station and the United Methodist Church of Liberia,” the statement read.The hospital administration has not announced when another dentist will be coming to Liberia to replace the late Dr. Matthew.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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