Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Nzeakor led the Cardinals (10-5, 2-0 SLC) to their first 2-0 start in Southland play since the 2011-12 season. Lamar picked up an 86-68 win against Houston Baptist (4-11, 0-2 SLC) to open the league season Thursday before earning a road win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-9, 0-2 SLC), 77-72, on Saturday. Lamar will take on New Orleans (5-8, 2-0 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before contesting Central Arkansas (7-8, 1-1 SLC) at home Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Honorable Mention: Travin Thibodeaux, New Orleans; Marlain Veal, Southeastern Louisiana; Quatarrius Wilson, McNeese. Week Nine Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Josh Nzeakor is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Nzeakor posted a double-double in both of Lamar’s outings in the first week of Southland Conference play. The center from Mesquite, Texas, opened league contests with a 12 point, 16 rebound performance against Houston Baptist. The junior snagged seven offensive rebounds and added three blocks and two steals. He then shot 50 percent in the win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, scoring 17 points while tallying 11 rebounds with another pair of steals. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Josh Nzeakor, Lamar – Jr. – Center – Mesquite, Texas
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University scraped past University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, in a frenetic, offense filled duel in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Bulldogs climbed to 2-1 after losing to defending champion De La Salle, 115-109, in another up-and-down game on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Coming into the game, I really felt that it was going to be a hard one because UST is down 0-2 so we knew coach Boy Sablan and the rest of the team will come out slugging and play their best and so far, this is the best game they ever played out of the three games,” said NU head coach Jamike Jarin.NU ended the game on a 7-0 run inside the last two minutes with Dave Yu hitting a corner triple, Jordan Bartlett scoring on a layup and Issa Gaye sinking two free throws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGaye finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks while Yu scored 13 points in 19 minutes off the bench. Jayjay Alejandro had a near triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Jarin commended his players for their efforts and also praised UST for giving a good fight. MOST READ LOOK: Alyssa Valdez slays at the beach with athletic bod Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody “Their record doesn’t speak where they are right now. UST is not an easy team. They’re a force to reckon with and they’re eventually going to win some games,” said Jarin after his squad dealt the Tigers their third loss in as many outings.Regie Basibas gave the Growling Tigers a big lift with 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and eight rebounds in just 22 minutes off the bench. His career game, however, was cut short after he picked up his fifth foul with still 3:30 left.Jordan Sta. Ana added 14 points and four assists before also fouling out with 1:32 remaining. His acrobatic layup against two NU defenders pulled UST within three, 87-84, with 2:00 minutes to go.The Tigers had 41 turnovers in a loss to the Adamson Falcons on Saturday and while they managed to cut down on their errors, they still committed 29, several of which came down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacuees For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Durant’s mid-range jumper gave Golden State a 96-90 lead before the All-Star forward hit an open 3 with 2:15 left to cap the run with a three-possession lead. The Warriors were just 3 of 13 from 3-point range until Durant and Green hit back-to-back 3s in the final 3 minutes to seal their 11th straight road win.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points to lead the Bucks. They were outscored 28-12 in the fourth after hitting just 5 of 20 from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMilwaukee played some of its best ball with Antetokounmpo on the bench. He didn’t play the final 4:41 of the third quarter after picking up his fourth foul.Trailing by 14 at halftime, the Bucks turned to the Golden State way to get back in the game — hitting clutch shots from 3-point range. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant drives past Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Draymond Green added 21 and the Golden State Warriors used a 13-4 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-94 on Friday night.With sharpshooting star Stephen Curry still sidelined by a right ankle injury, the Warriors clamped down on defense and did most of their damage on the other end in the lane.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte marries mother of his infant son Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Warriors: Curry re-sprained the troublesome ankle before the loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Clippers. Coach Steve Kerr said Curry lobbied to return Friday and felt good at shootaround, but that the ankle still wasn’t well enough for him to play. Kerr said Curry will also be listed as questionable for the game Saturday night in Toronto.Bucks: Three-point shooting defense has improved of late after holding four of the previous five opponents to 31 percent or less from beyond the arc. They’re allowing foes to shoot 38 percent from 3-point range on the year. “We are making a conscious effort. We are trying to get better at guarding the 3,” coach Jason Kidd said.UP NEXTWarriors: Head to Toronto on Saturday to face the Raptors.Bucks: Travel to Miami to face the Heat in the first of a two-game swing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Malcolm Brogdon and Tony Snell hit two 3s apiece in the 15-7 run with Antetokounmpo on the bench to give Milwaukee an 82-80 lead after three quarters.The best team in the West asserted its dominance over the aspiring contender in the East in the fourth.Durant had 17 first-half points to help Golden State build its 63-49 halftime lead. With Curry out, the Warriors instead focused on driving to the hoop and gave the Bucks fits at time with cutters.Durant might be one of the few scorers in the league who can still teach Antetokounmpo a few moves, like the fake Durant used to blow past the Bucks’ star for an easy dunk.TIP-INS:ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
The First Baptist Church in Millsburg, rural Montserrado County, has started soliciting funds for the construction of a new edifice after almost two centuries at the present one.During a fundraising program in observance of the church’s 193rd anniversary, the enthusiastic members and special invited guests raised the initial amounts of US$709 and L$14,805.The amount, according to a member of the church, will help meet the estimated US$50,000 project they hope to undertake. The senior Pastor, Reverend James N. Cooper, said the church continues to suffer a lot of setbacks forcing its progress to slow down. “The church during the war years was looted by warring factions; and the last things rebels took away were the benches. Every time the war intensified and fighters came here and it is this church they would loot,” Pastor Cooper said.According to him, the church currently boasts about 300 members, and they are contemplating erecting a larger edifice that will host over 500 members and guests at a given time.Rev. Cooper said the church has established an adult literacy program that parents and others who did not have the chance to either go to or finish school can attend to prepare them to help their children at home.Although Millsburg is sparsely inhabited, Rev. Cooper said the church enjoys a rise in its membership drive. He, however, said that the main problem confronting the members is the bad road condition, which continues to prevent many parishioners who live in Monrovia from coming to church on time.“The road is very bad especially during the Rainy Season. When it is raining, the entire road is closed. I force myself to come and conduct service because it is my obligation to feed the church every day, but the road is so bad that most of our members living in Monrovia cannot afford to come here. We want the Legislative Caucus and county authorities to prioritize the road leading to Millsburg so that we will have access to the city,” Rev. Cooper added.When it’s busy, no two vehicles can easily pass by each other – one has to park off the road to give way to the other.Despite the impediments, the Baptist clergyman said the church will continue to persist until they meet the goal that they have set.The chairman of the church’s Deacon Board, Daniel B. Warner, Jr., decried the difficult period the church endured, attributing it to the country’s 14 year civil crisis.He said there had also been internal wrangling among members that caused a slowdown in operations. He, however, noted that a few of them have remained consistent and persistent in upholding the image of the church so that it does not collapse.In his exaltation, the Rector of the St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Barnersville, Reverend Father Michael T. Sie, Sr., called on the congregation to be focused, not to look back but continue pressing forward.He said looking back and failing to be focused will result to members of the church not fulfilling the dream of having a well designed and furnished church building.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Greg Tone took the top spot in the long course event last year with a time of 1:31:27. Tate Haugan was the winner of the junior short course and regular short course competitions with a time of 39:50. Nikki Haugan was the top finisher in the duathlon at 1:12:59.The short course and the 12-17 race consists of a 300 metre swim, 11 kilometre bike ride, and a three kilometre run. The regular triathlon has distances of a 750 metre swim, 26 kilometre bike ride, and a six kilometre run. The duathlon is a three kilometre run, 26 kilometre bike ride, and a final three kilometre run.- Advertisement –
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Liverpool are working on a deal for Burnley’s Danny Ings. Brendan Rodgers wants to sign the striker this month but loan him back to Burnley for the rest of the season. (Daily Telegraph)Chelsea have agreed to cash in on Andre Schurrle to free up the funds to sign Juan Cuadrado. The move for Colombian Cuadrado, 26, could even be completed in time for him to to play in Saturday’s top-of-the-table game against Manchester City, with Chelsea eager to register him. (Daily Mail)As well as the Cuadrado deal, Chelsea are also ready to make a £21million bid for West Ham hotshot Enner Valencia and are in still in talks about signing midfielder Douglas Costa for £22m. (The Sun)Tottenham are making a late move for Everton forward Kevin Mirallas before the Monday night transfer deadline. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is pushing for ?the Belgian as he looks to shake up the White Hart Lane club’s squad and is hoping for a straight swap with Aaron Lennon. (Daily Mirror)Celtic will have to break the £2million barrier in their quest to sign Stuart Armstrong after Dundee United rejected an approach worth in the region of £1.5m. Burnley have also seen an offer – thought to be less than the one on the table from Parkhead – snubbed by the Tannadice club. (Daily Mail)Diego Forlan has been offered to West Bromwich Albion and Hull City. The 35-year-old is available on loan from Cerezo Ozaka in Japan. (Daily Mail)Manchester United misfit Anderson is in discussions to finally end his Old Trafford career and return to Brazil. Internacional have made contact with United, as well as the player’s representatives, and further talks are planned on Friday morning. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Boost for Man United? Star’s agent confirms midfielder’s future lies away from JuventusVan Gaal blow! Man United target to undergo knee surgeryTottenham midfielder set for Sevilla switch?Dyche confirms Burnley had offer turned down for Dundee United starChelsea agree €32m deal with Fiorentina for CuadradoSenegal left-back Souare set for Crystal Palace switchMan United’s De Gea would be tempted by Real Madrid move, claims Spanish football expertBoost for Arsenal and Liverpool! Napoli striker set for summer exitLiverpool and Tottenham in line for free transfer fight over Ukraine star
1 England’s players celebrate Marcus Rashford’s debut goal Marcus Rashford’s incredible rise continued when he took less than three minutes of his England debut to grab his first goal for his country.The young striker fired Roy Hodgson’s men into an early lead, before Wayne Rooney secured the victory in the second half.It was not a convincing performance by the Three Lions, and Eric Dier’s headed own goal put their position under threat late on, but the hosts held on for the win in their second pre-Euro 2016 warm-up game.Rashford was named in the starting XI due to injury to Daniel Sturridge, and he dispelled any nerves early on.The youngster cleverly played in the overlapping Raheem Sterling as England broke, but decided to linger in the space in the area rather than move towards goal.The Manchester City man’s cross deflected off the first man and sat up perfectly for Rashford, who sent a composed finish past Matthew Ryan at the near post.It was fairytale stuff, as he became his country’s third youngest scorer behind Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen, with the former allowing himself a smile on the substitutes bench.The goal was the perfect start for the Three Lions, but they failed to further prove their dominance, as the visitors grew into the game.They started to control possession with ease, and offered a few threats to the shaky England backline; Robbie Kruse’s powerful blocked shot being the best chance.Rashford had the chance to double his tally a quarter of an hour in, but he failed to capitalise on Sterling’s inch perfect pass when his control let him down.Adam Lallana also had the chance to put the hosts two ahead, but the impressive Ryan saved well after the Liverpool winger tried to turn home Rashford’s clever pass.Joshua Risdon and Jamie Maclaren both threatened to get the Socceroos back on level terms, but Chris Smalling and John Stones respectively interfered in time to prevent either player getting a shot off at Fraser Forster’s goal.Jordan Henderson tested Ryan with minutes to go of the opening period, the Valencia keeper pushing a curling attempt over the bar to keep the score 1-0 at the break.Rooney was introduced at half-time, alongside James Milner, taking part in his first England action since the end of the domestic season.And it was the skipper who grabbed the second for the hosts 10 minutes in to the second half.Australia threatened, and continually made England’s defence look poor, but a counter attack from the Three Lions resulting in Rooney crashing the ball home after being played through by Sterling.It was harsh on the visitors, but it presented a real conundrum for Hodgson, who has now seen all four of his strikers to have played in the friendlies hit the back of the net.Nathaniel Clyne went close with a long range attempt as the Three Lions pushed for a third, with Rooney’s goal seeming to take much of the fight out of Australia.Eric Dier was brought on to give him minutes at centre-back, knowing he is the fourth option in Hodgson’s selection should either of the natural defenders be out of action.However, moments after entering the field, the Spurs midfielder sent a low near post header past Forster to get the visitors back into the game.The goal did little to kickstart an Australia fight back, and the hosts saw out the win with comparative ease, ensuring the 100% pre-tournament record continues for the Three Lions.
Sunderland flop Emanuele Giaccherini would love to join Fiorentina, according to the player’s agent.The midfielder, who scored the opening goal for Italy on Monday night as they toppled Belgium in their first match at Euro 2016, wants to leave England this summer.The 31-year-old has one year left on his contract with Sunderland and the club are ready to let him go for around £2m.That has sparked interest from several sides in Italy, including Bologna, Fiorentina and Torino.And now Giaccherini’s agent, Giulio Marinelli, has revealed his client would love to move to Florence this summer.“Emanuele would be happy to come to Fiorentina,” Marinelli told Radio Blu.“But right now he’s only thinking about the Euros and he won’t be taking any decisions on the short term.“As for the market, there was activity around Giaccherini before the beginning of the Euros. He has only year of contract with Sunderland, so his price could be under €2m.” 1 Emanuele Giaccherini in action for Italy
Where does Romelu Lukaku’s future lie? 1 Romelu Lukaku could snub a potential return to Chelsea in favour of a move to Manchester United, according to reports.Lukaku is desperate for Champions League football and is said to be pushing for an exit from Everton this summer, having so far refused to sign a new deal at Goodison Park.The Belgian striker is wanted by his former club, with the Blues expected to finally lose Diego Costa to China.But, according to The Sun, Lukaku is not so keen on a move back to Stamford Bridge.The 23-year-old is said to be put off a return to London by the playing style of manager Antonio Conte.While favouring the long frontman, Italian Conte demands high-energy from his strikers defensively, wanting them to constantly press their opponents while off the ball.It’s unfamiliar territory to Lukaku, and it is believed his concerns about how he would fit into Chelsea’s team could see him pass up the chance to sign.United boss Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, has made no secret of his admiration for Lukaku, and could pursue a deal in the summer as he looks to revamp his attack at Old Trafford.
SAN JOSE — By signing a relatively modest one-year, $1 million contract with the Sharks on Monday, winger Kevin Labanc is betting he can have another solid season.After all, if his NHL career continues on an upward trajectory, a bigger payday is sure to follow.One week after announcing a four-year contract extension for forward Timo Meier, general manager Doug Wilson came to terms with Labanc, the Sharks’ other major restricted free agent.The deal for Meier, who had 108 points in his …