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Eastern Michigan’s moving run ends with 60-44 loss to Ohio

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first_imgCLEVELAND (AP) — Her eyes reddened and swollen by tears, Cha Sweeney graciously accepted an award for making the Mid-American Conference all-tournament team.She and her Eastern Michigan teammates wanted more.Their inspiring run came up just short.Kiyanna Black scored 25 points Saturday and Ohio ended the Eagles’ touching tournament run following the death of guard Shannise Heady by winning the MAC championship 60-44.The top-seeded Bobcats (27-4) earned their third conference title and the league’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid — the school’s first since 1995. Ohio went just 9-21 last season, but second-year coach Bob Boldon has revived a program that won only one conference game two years ago.Black, who made five 3-pointers in the second half and was named the tourney’s MVP, said Boldon came in with enormous goals.“The first words out of his mouth were ‘MAC championship,’” she said. “I’m like, ‘We gotta win a few games first.’”Black missed all three of her 3-point attempts in the first half, but the junior guard from Columbus knocked down four in a three-minute span to help Ohio open a 10-point lead.“Once the first one went in, I just kept shooting and they kept going in,” Black said.The emotion and tournament schedule finally caught up with Eagles (22-12), who were playing their fifth game in six days and have spent the past six weeks mourning the death of Heady, killed in a car accident Jan. 25, just hours after a win at Toledo.Sweeney scored 24 for Eastern Michigan, which has kept an empty seat on the bench for Heady. They had a No. 32 patch on their jerseys and each of the Eagles wore T-shirts with No. 32 on the front and “Ready Heady” on the backs during warmups.She was with them every step of the way. The Eagles even set up a locker for Heady, complete with a box where they left notes to their departed friend.She lifted them, inspired them, gave them something bigger to play for.“When you go through something as tragic as we went through, you can either quit or you can fight,” Eastern Michigan coach Tory Verdi said, his voice choked with emotion. “We fought and we fought every single day. I’m so proud of our kids. They believed. They became a family.”The Eagles had knocked off No. 3 seed Akron and No. 2 Ball State to reach the final, but they didn’t have enough left to tame the Bobcats, who have won 17 of 18.Ohio focused its defense on slowing down the spunky 5-foot-2 Sweeney, who scored 25 in the semifinals and had captivated the tourney with her non-stop motor. However, she made only 7 of 25 shots in the title game as the Bobcats did everything possible to slow her drives.Eastern Michigan scored just 17 after halftime.Black, too, made a difference in the second half. Her first 3-pointer broke a 30-30 tie and her last one with 4:25 left put the Bobcats up 53-43. Eastern Michigan couldn’t get anything to fall and Yamonie Jenkins hit another 3 with 2:06 remaining to end any chance of a comeback.The Eagles had just returned from their trip to Toledo when Heady, a transfer from Seton Hall who had played well in the win, died along with fellow student Jordan Hopkins, 23. Heady was driving — less than a mile from the school’s basketball arena — when she lost control and crashed shortly before 1 a.m.The grief-stricken team dropped its next two games before winning 12 of 14 heading into the MAC final. During their journey, the Eagles said they felt Heady’s presence, playing with fearlessness, as if they had a sixth player on the floor.Heady’s spirit carried the Eagles for weeks, and she was with them from the start against Ohio.Before the opening tip, the Eagles huddled at mid-court and held Heady’s jersey high above their heads. The day didn’t end with them cutting down nets or hoisting trophies but consoling each other in the locker room where tears flowed freely.“I would be lying if I told you this wasn’t hard,” Verdi said. “It has been hard. It has been taxing, but I’m extremely proud of what we accomplished. You go back six weeks and I’m sure everybody never thought we’d be here.”Even Ohio’s players were moved by Eastern Michigan’s triumph.“Losing a player, losing a teammate, I can’t imagine going through that,” said Bobcats guard Miriah Byard. “You could really tell that they were playing for her. That was great to see.”last_img read more

Video | UK’s Booker: “We’re not done yet”

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Hunters closing in on eighth spot

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first_imgRugby League BY FRANKIY KAPIN The Norths Devils cheered on as the Tambarans (Devils) in Tok Pisin were hunted down in round 19 of the Intrust Super Cup match played in Lae on Sunday. Hunters fullback Edene Gabbie was superb scoring a double. Interchange hooker Charlie Simon used his knowledge of his former home ground to pick up from ruck and score under the posts to earn a double. Hunters’ forward Moses Meninga was at the receiving hand of five-eighth Ase Boas pass to earn himself a four-pointer while fellow Hunters winger Brendon Gotuno and half-back Watson Boas gave away two clear tries in front of a fully packed Lae rugby league ground. Hunters captain Ase Boas was instrumental in orchestrating play to dominate the entire match successfully converting five from five and a penalty goal for the 32-10 defeat of Norths. The Devils ranked in the top five of the Queensland Cup scavenged two tries in each half to Jack Miers in 31st minute followed by centre Luke Pollock 12 minutes into the second half. Devils’ winger Herbie Farnworth converted one from two for the 10 points. In all, the Michael Marum coached Hunters showed great determination and agility to hold off the Devils within breadth and length of the field of play proving their run for the top eight is alive to defend the Q-Cup premiership. The Hunters were handed an offside penalty in front of the uprights as Boas collected the first two points leading 2-0 7 minutes into the first half. Despite the Devils retaliating and lunging down the Hunters territory, their adrenaline slumped losing the ball from a handling error five metres out of the Hunters tryline, a gift to Hunters fullback – Gabbie, galloping away for a 90m try, his first of the double. Boas successfully converting maintain Hunters 8-0 lead against Devils.last_img read more

Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball tampering

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first_imgCMC – Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will face charges of changing the condition of the ball at the end of the ongoing Test against West Indies but plans to contest the allegations after pleading not guilty.The International Cricket Council announced Sunday that Chandimal had been charged at the close of the third day on Saturday under Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct, relating to “changing the condition of the ball in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and T20I Playing Conditions” by “unfair” means.“The officials laid the charge after television footage from the final session’s play on Friday appeared to show the Sri Lanka captain taking sweets out from his left pocket and putting these in his mouth, before applying the artificial substance to the ball which the umpires viewed as an attempt to change its condition,” the ICC statement said.“Video evidence will be used in the hearing, which will also be attended by the match officials as well as members of the Sri Lanka team management.If Chandimal is found guilty, he faces a fine of between 50 per cent to his entire match fee, or two suspension points or three to four demerit points.The controversy unfolded early on the third day when umpires informed Sri Lanka the ball would be changed and West Indies would be awarded five penalty points, due to the altered condition of the ball.Sri Lanka took issue with the assertion and refused to take the field, leading to play eventually starting at 11:30 am, half-hour before scheduled lunch interval.A statement from Sri Lanka Cricket late Saturday said it would “take all necessary steps to defend any player, in the event any unwarranted allegation is brought against a member of the team.”last_img read more

Chelsea agree five-year deal with Ziyech

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first_imgSee also:Chelsea v Tottenham player ratingsLampard praises players after Chelsea victoryLampard backs youngsters to shine against BayernChelsea train ahead of Bayern Munich clash Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea have agreed a five-year contract with Hakim Ziyech, who will join the club from Ajax in the summer.A deal to sign Ziyech, 26, was recently agreed with the Dutch outfit. Blues boss Frank Lampard wanted to sign him during last month’s transfer window but Ajax were determined to keep him until the end of the season.AdChoices广告Negotiations between the two clubs continued and a fee of around £38m was agreed.The player himself has now agreed personal terms.“I am proud to have signed for such a huge club as Chelsea,” said Ziyech.“I am looking forward to next season and hope we can achieve great things.Lampard was keen to add at least one attacking player to his squad during the January window but the club’s approaches for a number of forwards, including Paris St-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, came to nothing.That led to Olivier Giroud staying at Stamford Bridge despite pre-deadline interest from Inter Milan.Ziyech is a Morocco international, having previously played for the Netherlands at Under-21 level. He can play on either wing or through the middle.He began his career with Heerenveen and was signed by Ajax from FC Twente during the summer of 2016.[scriptless]center_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Chelsea player can’t accept current situation – Admits he doesn’t agree…

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first_imgOlivier Giroud has insisted he cannot accept his current situation at Chelsea but refuses to be ‘fatalistic’ about it. The Frenchman finds himself playing a substitute role at Stamford Bridge again this season, with Frank Lampard preferring Tammy Abraham as his first-choice striker.The youngster is currently Chelsea’s top goalscorer with nine goals in all competitions, meaning Giroud has been forced to sit on the sidelines.He’s managed just five appearances so far this season, although only two of them have been in the starting eleven.Giroud is yet to complain publicly, although he insists that is not him accepting his new role at Chelsea.“Accept it? No, I do not accept it,” he told Le Pèlerin.“You do not have to be fatalistic in certain situations. I have always been respectful and humble. Even if I do not agree with the coach, I do not criticise him.“But in myself, I cannot accept it because I know what I’m worth on a pitch. Last year, when I felt that I deserved to play, I asked the coach for explanations.”Embed from Getty ImagesThe situation is not a new one to Giroud, with the striker having found himself in similar circumstances during his time at Arsenal.Despite being a regular goalscorer for the Gunners, Giroud often found himself sitting on the bench at the Emirates.It was that which led him to make a move to Chelsea in January 2018, a decision that the Frenchman admits was not easy to make.“It was not easy to leave Arsenal for Chelsea two years ago. I loved Arsenal,” he added.“But it was a progression because Chelsea is the English club that has won the most titles, with Manchester City, in ten years.“I had competitors in attack – Morata, Higuain, who ended up leaving. I won at the end: I played the final of the FA Cup in 2018 and the European Cup final in 2019.“Once again, I’m starting the year in difficulty, but as my brother said, I have always built myself in the face of adversity. Although I would like there to be less!”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 GameUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndo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.asiaUndoLifestly.comWhere Ronaldo lives at 42 is heartbreakingLifestly.comUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoCosmoHealthyMag21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock MenCosmoHealthyMagUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undolast_img read more

Levski will again give matches on the club TV – BG…

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first_imgThe matches of the teams from the “Levski” Academy return with a live broadcast on LEVSKI TV, according to the official website of the “blues”.Here is the program until the end of the week:September 11 (Friday), 17.00 Levski – CSKAU19, 7th round, complex “Georgi Asparuhov” – field 2September 12 (Saturday), 09.30 Levski – Pirin BlgU15, 7th round, complex “Georgi Asparuhov” – artificial terrainSeptember 12 (Saturday), 11.30 am Levski – Pirin BlgU17, 7th round, complex “Georgi Asparuhov” – artificial terrainSeptember 13 (Sunday), 09.30 Levski – CSKAU14, 7th round, complex “Georgi Asparuhov” – artificial terrain Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens – Week 11

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first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 23-20 overtime loss against the Chicago Bears in Week 11. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2013 season using the following point system:No. 1 – 7 pointsNo. 2 – 6 pointsNo. 3 – 5 pointsNo. 4 – 4 pointsNo. 5 – 3 pointsNo. 6 – 2 pointsNo. 7 – 1 pointYou can listen to their full explanation HERE.Luke Jones’ Top 7 …7) Justin Tucker6) Chris Canty5) Sam Koch4) A.Q. Shipley3) Marshal Yanda2) Jimmy Smith1) Ray RiceDrew Forrester’s Top 7 …CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE >>>>>last_img read more

New Bachelorette star Clare Crawley reveals she went through a “really abusive relationship”

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first_imgABC/Paul Hebert(LOS ANGELES) — Clare Crawley is opening up on painful past experiences and how much she has grown in recent years.While appearing on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast on Tuesday, Crawley explained that there is a lot in her life that she did not reveal while appearing on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season 18 of The Bachelor.“I didn’t even share with my friends — some of my family knew about it — but I had just gone through a really, really abusive relationship going into Juan Pablo’s season,” she said.She said following her departure from Galavis’ season, she needed to take time to process what had happened and what she wanted to work on in the future.“I was just starting to do the work, I was just starting to crack myself open and kind of find out all about me and why I had had that moment, but even more so all the stuff leading up to it that I had to still process,” Crawley told the podcast’s co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin.She also detailed her struggles with low self-esteem and how that affected her reaction to hearing she was cast as the Bachelorette.“I grew up having no self confidence because of a lot of things that have happened in my life, not believing in myself and not feeling worthy of a lot of stuff,” she shared. “That is something that is kind of at my core, that when things are hard or challenging, it kind of reverts to that unknowingly.”She said she wants her potential match to know about her past experiences and how she was shaped by them.“I want the man of my dreams to see the worst of me, to know the worst of me,” she said.By Megan StoneCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Gun went off accidentally in 12-year-old girl’s bag at school, injuring 2: Police

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first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Evidence supports that a shooting inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday was caused by a gun accidentally discharging in a 12-year-old girl’s backpack, Los Angeles police told ABC News.A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 15-year-old girl was shot in the wrist.One bullet was fired and investigators believe the bullet traveled through the wrist of one student and then struck the head of the other student. Three others suffered minor injuries in the incident at Salvador B. Castro Middle School.The handgun was not registered, police told ABC News, and detectives are still trying to determine how the girl obtained the weapon. The 12-year-old suspect, who has not been named, was arrested and booked for negligent discharge of a firearm. She has retained an attorney and is not answering questions. The shooting was reported at 8:53 a.m. local time and occurred in an elective class with mixed grades, officials said. The school was placed on lockdown, which later was lifted.Diego Salinas said when his sister texted him from the middle school, he immediately rushed over.“I went crazy, I couldn’t handle it,” he told ABC News Thursday. “I’m actually shaking … I’m really afraid.”“I’m nervous, I’m anxious, I want to cry,” Salinas added. One parent told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV that the shooting took place next to her son’s classroom.“He was in tears, but I’m so thankful he picked up the phone,” she said of her call to him. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were hurt in today’s shooting incident at Sal Castro Middle School and with all the students, families and employees on the campus,” Vivian Ekchian, interim superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, said in a statement Thursday.“The Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles School Police and District leadership immediately responded, and we followed protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of the Castro Middle School community,” she added. “The school has been declared safe, and we are communicating with parents of students at Castro Middle School, as well as neighboring campuses. We are also providing appropriate supports to those who may be impacted by the incident.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more