Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV The Nationals and Yankees knelt in unison before the first game of the baseball season as part of an opening day ceremony Thursday night that featured references to the Black Lives Matter movement, the coronavirus pandemic — including an off-the-mark first pitch by Dr. Anthony Fauci — and the home team’s 2019 championship.Players from both clubs wore T-shirts saying Black Lives Matter during batting practice, and the letters “BLM” were stenciled into the back of the mound at the center of the diamond.In a poignant reference to the racial reckoning happening in the U.S., players and other members of both teams held a long black ribbon while standing spaced out along the two foul lines. After they placed the ribbon on the ground, everyone then got on their knees.They all then rose for a taped performance of the national anthem.That followed a series of videos: about Black Lives Matter, showing major league players such as New York’s Aaron Judge and Washington’s Howie Kendrick; about the Nationals’ postseason run; about the COVID-19 outbreak.Without any spectators present to appreciate the celebrations, flags noting the franchise’s first title were raised beyond right field and above the scoreboard, and “2019 World Champions” was written on a red mat that was wrapped around the batter’s boxes during pregame introductions.Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, was invited by the Nationals to throw out the ceremonial first pitch — a fitting choice during the current medical crisis. Wearing a mask on the mound, Fauci sent his toss well wide of home plate, and the ball bounced past his “catcher,” Washington reliever Sean Doolittle.Afterward, Fauci and Doolittle tapped gloves, instead of shaking hands.Image credits: AP COMMENT Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 24th July, 2020 06:28 IST Yanks, Nats Kneel In Black Lives Matter Salute; Fauci’s Toss Players from both clubs wore T-shirts saying Black Lives Matter during batting practice, and the letters “BLM” were stenciled into the back of the mound at the center of the diamond WATCH US LIVE First Published: 24th July, 2020 06:28 IST FOLLOW US
Written By WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Last Updated: 31st July, 2020 19:46 IST Verstappen Sets Fastest Time In Practice At British GP Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the first practice session for the British Grand Prix on Friday and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel sat out most of the session with a car problem. First Published: 31st July, 2020 19:46 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the first practice session for the British Grand Prix on Friday and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel sat out most of the session with a car problem.Verstappen set a time of 1 minute, 27.422 seconds in his Red Bull to finish ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes by .474 seconds.Lance Stroll was a surprise third for Racing Point, ahead of Alexander Albon in the second Red Bull and Charles Leclerc in a Ferrari. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas only managed sixth-fastest.Vettel only completed two laps and didn’t set a time. Ferrari said the team found “something wrong with the intercooler system” of his car and had to examine it.Nico Hulkenberg was ninth-fastest on his return to F1 with Racing Point following a positive coronavirus test for regular driver Sergio Perez. The German only got the call the day before and was confirmed as the replacement shortly before the session began. Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US
HHS Vancouver (ISH) by Indoctro bred and owned by Marion Hughes and ridden by John McEntee, jumped double clear in a time of 35.58 seconds to win the 7-year-old final of the second leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Show Jumping Series in Barnadown, Co Wexford.HHS Vancouver and John McEnteeOne of only eight double clears in the 7-year-old class, McEntee beat off stiff competition from the 25 competitors in the class. In the 5-year-old final, 12 combinations jumped double clear to divide the win, while in the 6-year-olds, there were nine clear rounds.There was €10,500 on offer in Barnadown from the Irish Sport Horse Studbook for these young horse classes. In addition, TRM sponsored breeding supplement packs to the winning breeders of each of these age classes. These packs are valued at €1000. (winning breeders listed below)The next leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Show Jumping Series takes place in Mullingar on 1st and 2nd August.Full results, including breeding information, are detailed below.5 year olds=1 st SVS Miss Zigali (ISH) by Kigali out of P.Zermie by Palfrenier bred and owned by Brian Hutchinsonand ridden by Jason Foley=1 st BP Fandango (ISH) by Elvis Ter Putte out of Galwaybay Wandas by VDL Arkansas bred by JustinBurke owned by GBBS Int LTD and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1 st Muze Abby Moyne (ISH) by Bamako de Muze out of Abby V Overis Z by Arko III bred by PJ Ryanowned by GBBS Int LTD and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1 st MHS Sunday Girl (ISH) by CORNET OBOLENSKY out of LADY LIGUSTRA by CAVLIER ROYALE bredby Ita Brennan owned by Michael and John Brennan and ridden by Gemma Phelan=1 st HHS Blue Moon (ISH) by Plot Blue out of HHS Daisy by Ard VDL Douglas bred and owned byMarion Hughes ridden by Adam Carey=1 st DHF Alliance (ISH) ARD VDL Douglas out of Rosie Bee by Lux Z bred by Paul Douglas owned andridden by Jessica Stallard=1 st Curraghgraigue Quality Two (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 out of Curraghgraigue Zelda by Aldatus Zbred by Baden Powell owned by John Kearney and ridden by Jason Foley=1 st LISSADELL (ISH) by Plot Blue out of WINTER CRUISE by CRUISING bred and owned by Dr NoelCawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1 st Boleybawn Larina (ISH) by Luidam out of Arina by Crown Z bred and owned by Ronan Rothwelland ridden by Gerard O'Neill=1 st TH Mini Magic (ISH) by Clinton out of Konampa bred by Caroline Killeen owned by Tynagh HouseStud and ridden by Aidan Killeen.=1 st Lislan MBF (ISH) by Querlybet Hero out of Lislan Lucey by Billy Congo bred by Darragh KellyOwned and ridden by Meabh Bolger=1 st Heritage MBF (ISH) by Eldorado Van De Zeshoek out of Volivia by Tangelo Van De Zuuthoevebred by Anne Marie O'Gorman owned by Meabh Bolger & Jason Higgins and ridden by Jason HigginsTRM BREEDERS PACK winner Darragh Kenny breeder of Lislan MBF (ISH)6-year-olds=1 st Lisboy Mermus (ISH) by Mermus R out of Dianes Cruise Clover by Cruising bred by Sean Keevansowned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1 st Emerald Mystique (ISH) by Emerald Vant' T Ruytershof out of Overruled by Cruising bred by JohnCawley owned by Noel Cawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1 st Beechfields Billy Barnwell (ISH) by Billy Mexico out of Billy Rock by Vechta bred by DonalBarnwell owned and ridden by Gemma Phelan=1 st Junior Kannan (ISH) by Castlelawn Captain Junior out of White Kannan by Kannan bred by GabrielSlattery owned by John Lee and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1 st HHS Apollo (ISH) by Emerald Van't Ruytershof out of Caldato by Aldato bred by Alfie Hillen,owned by Clare Hughes and ridden by Shane Dalton=1 st Ecklands Helado (ISH) by Cobra out of Annaghmore Charisma by HHS BR Charlton bred byEckland Sport Horses owned by Sandra Duffy and ridden by Brendan Murphy=1 st CSF BLUE LAGOON (ISH) by ZIRROCCO BLUE VDL out of CSF FAIR EXCHANGE by FLIPPER D ELLEbred by PATRICK CONNOLLY owned by Susan Fitzpatrick and ridden by Taylor Cummins=1 st ESI China Girl (ISH) by Kannan out of ESI Paris by Guidam bred and owned by Ennisnag Stud andridden by Damien Griffin=1 st Ogue BT Special (ISH) by I'm Special De Muze out of Ogue Carel Alice by Ars Vivendi bred byVincent Murphy owned and ridden by Camilla SpeirsTRM BREEDERS PACK winner -Patrick Connolly breeder of CSF Blue Lagoon (ISH)7-year-olds1 st HHS Vancouver (ISH) by Indoctro out of La Juanita bred and owned by Marion Hughes and riddenby John McEntee2 nd EMS Adelaide (ISH) by Mermus R out of Sante Cruise by Loch Cruise bred by Willie McElhinneyowned by Daisy Duggan and ridden by Sean Monaghan3 rd Curra Paco (ISH) by Pacino out of Cappog Shuna by ARD VDL Douglas bred by Patrick Mckennaowned by John Kearney and ridden by Jason Foley4 th Ladycastle Paco (ISH) by Pacino out of Vimminka by Nabab de Reve bred and owned by LadycastleSyndicate ridden by Nicholas Butler5 th TJM Amour Fou (ISH) by Diamant De Semilly out of Catani Z by Cicero Z Van bred by TJMEquestrian owned by TJM Equestrian & Hilton Farm and ridden by Clem Mcmahon6 th Legaland Team Spirit (ISH) by Sandro Boy out of Dy-Odlesse by Heartbreaker bred by Joe Reillyowned by Gary Mc Namara and ridden by Clem Mcmahon.TRM BREEDERS Pack winner – Marion Hughes – HHS Vancouver Home » Breeding News » HHS Vancouver and John McEntee remain on top after victory in Barnadown Irish Sport Horse Studbook Series 19 July 2020, 16:33 HHS Vancouver and John McEntee remain on top after victory in Barnadown Irish Sport Horse Studbook Series Tags: Barnadown Equestrian, Irish Sport Horse Studbook, John McEntee, marion hughes, show jumping
Dr. Nicolas Gaede, former Senior Vice President of Esports at Lagardère Sports & Entertainment, has formed his own sports business consultancy firm, CSIGHT.Though the company will primarily operate within the world of sports business, it will also be active in the esports industry.Photo credit: CSIGHTCSIGHT believes it can provide value for rights holders – whether that be teams, publishers, event organisers, or players – as well as brands, service providers, and potential investors. The firm will provide services that include brand positioning, strategic decision-making, senior advisory for marketing and sales, sales concepts and operations, and product packaging and pricing.With Gaede’s experience in both sports and esports, alongside partner Ulrik Ruhnau’s expertise in stadium and arena management, CSIGHT has a strong network in European sports and over 15 years of experience in business development and operations.Gaede commented on why his CSIGHT is necessary in the marketplace: “The sports industry is facing the most fundamental change and transformation in its history. You can’t counter that with small-scale, operative actionism. What you need is a holistic strategy that provides consistent orientation in these turbulent times and reduces complexity for decision-makers by putting parentheses around the many fragmented individual topics they face on a daily basis. At present, we do not see the sports industry well positioned for this. Most of the stakeholders are lacking strategic focus, dedication, and competence.”Esports Insider says: Lagardère Sports & Entertainment made some major moves in esports while Gaede was working there, so it’s pretty evident that he understands the industry and its merits. While it’s hard to say exactly how much involvement CSIGHT will have in esports, we’re intrigued to see what the firm gets up to now the ball is rolling.ESI London 2019 – Find out more
Jets’ Jamal Adams wins fine appeal for hit on Browns’ Baker Mayfield Richard Sherman rips Baker Mayfield over handshake snub, but was there a snub? “I hate losing, period,” Beckham said Thursday, via ESPN. “Any time we lose and I don’t feel like I did anything to help win the game, I’m gonna be frustrated. That’s just the bottom line. I’m a winner in my heart and I hate losing.”Beckham has four catches for 47 yards over his last two games which is the lowest output in that span during his six-year NFL career. Related News There are more reasons for the Browns’ struggles, but these two were supposed to be part of Cleveland’s resurgence, not an example of why the team isn’t playing well.There is still plenty of time left in the season, but with a string of tough games coming up against tough defenses in the Seahawks, Patriots and Broncos, the Browns are at a critical point on the year. While it would be understandable to lose at least a couple of their next three games, Beckham and Mayfield know they have to pick it up and the wide receiver is aching to impact a game.”I just want to help. I was brought here to help. I felt like I was brought here to help this team win. That’s all I want to do,” Beckham said. “If it has to be handoffs, it’s whatever. Just finding ways to have successful plays, not just get me the ball to appease me or anything like that. It’s about having success within the game and within the team.” Odell Beckham Jr. is frustrated he’s not helping the Browns win.Yes, he’s also frustrated he’s not getting the ball more and that Cleveland is 2-3 on the season, but most of all, he just wants to make a positive impact on the team. Opponents ‘want a piece of’ Baker Mayfield, Browns lineman says Baker Mayfield understands his situation.”He’s frustrated when he is not getting the ball and we’re losing. Why not be? He feels like he could help us win if we get the ball in his hands,” Mayfield said. “You can’t blame him. He’s one of the best receivers in the league, and when he’s not getting the ball, he always has it in the back of his mind of, ‘What if I did get the ball and changed this game?’ “The Browns were a popular pick to win the AFC North this season. But through five games, Mayfield is completing just 55.9 percent of his passes and Beckham has just one 100-yard receiving game to go with one touchdown. Baker Mayfield responds to Richard Sherman’s apology, Nick Bosa’s flag plant celebration
DALLAS — The question was logical: What has been holding the Jazz back from playing with the energy and enthusiasm they played with through most of their 53-minute overtime loss at San Antonio on Friday night.Al Jefferson pondered the question for a few seconds, then tried to answer without much success.“Uh, I don’t know. … I don’t know,’’ he said a second time. “I can’t answer that.’’Just as puzzling as Utah’s recent slide and seeming lack of effort in losing games was how the team suddenly played so well Friday night against one of the league’s best teams in one of the toughest environments.In the 104-97 loss, the Jazz started off like their usual selves, falling behind 16-4 less than two minutes into the game. Then, soon after Derrick Favors replaced Paul Millsap, the Jazz started scoring and stopping the Spurs on defense and burst to a 21-19 lead at the quarter break.From there, they never lost the lead until the final three minutes, after which they forced overtime on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Marvin Williams.Everybody talked about the great effort, from coach Tyrone Corbin to several players, but no one could say why it’s taken so long for the Jazz to play this way.One thing they do know is they have to play like that every night if they want any chance of playing in the postseason.“We’ve got to take care of business on the road and steal a couple,’’ said Mo Williams. “We’re not losing sight of the goal to make the playoffsPLAYOFF PICTURE: While it could have been better, in all it was a pretty good night for the Jazz Friday.They played one of their best games of the past two months in leading San Antonio most of the way before losing in overtime. Then an hour or so after their close defeat, they got some unexpected help from the Washington Wizards, who came from 17 points down in the second half to knock off the Los Angeles Lakers .That left the Jazz within striking distance — a game-and-a-half back of the Lakers — with 13 games left in the season. They’re also four games behind Houston and just a game ahead of the surging Dallas Mavericks, Sunday’s opponent.Looking at the remaining schedules, the Jazz seem to have it the best, with eight home games and just five games against playoff teams. Meanwhile, Houston has seven home games, and the Lakers just six. Also the Lakers must play eight playoff teams while Houston has seven. Like the Jazz, the Mavs have eight home games with seven against playoff teams.”Anything can happen,” said Gordon Hayward. “I definitely still believe (we can make the playoffs), but we can’t keep taking losses — that’s for sure. We have to find ways to get the job done.”NO HELP: The Jazz aren’t getting any extra help when it comes to injured players for their opponents.Against San Antonio Friday night, they had to play against Tony Parker, who had missed the previous eight games with an ankle injury. All Parker did was lead his team with 22 points and several key baskets down the stretch.Now the Jazz will face a Dallas squad that just welcomed back starting forward Shawn Marion, after he, like Parker, missed eight games. Marion sat out with a left calf strain, but returned against Boston Friday night and scored 11 points in 31 minutes of play.It’s not like the Jazz want to play short-handed teams, but after playing short-handed themselves for much of the season, it would be nice for them to get a bit of a break sometimes. Related Jazz latest worry is surging Mavericks
NEW YORK | TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible four years ago.It’s a fitting close to an election season that has played out on Twitter and Facebook as much as it has on the nightly news, with debates live-streamed online and candidates barbing on social media.Here’s your online guide for Tuesday. All times are Eastern.FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, moments before boarding an arriving train to Manhattan, a morning commuter uses his smartphone on the platform of the Long Island Rail Road at the Bayside Station in the Queens borough of New York. TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible four years ago. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE AND MOREUnless you’re one of the millions of Americans who have already voted, it’s a good idea to find out where to cast your ballot, preferably before Tuesday. Googling “how to vote” will take you to localized results that include the times the polls are open and any requirements such as an ID. You can also enter your address to locate your polling place.Facebook’s elections tool will show you what’s on your ballot and where various candidates stand on key issues. The information comes from the nonpartisan group Center for Technology and Civic Life, which also generates some of the data for Google searches such as “what’s on my ballot.” To get started, go to https://www.facebook.com/elections/yourplan (you’ll need a Facebook account).SNAP AWAYSnapchat users will be able to see “live stories” on the app — showing people at the polls, election results, acceptance and concession speeches and election night celebrations. In the U.S., users will see overlays they can add to their snaps.FACE-OFF ON FACEBOOKNowThis, a news outlet aimed at millennials, will have video coverage on its Facebook channel. Comedian Jordan Carlos will host the stream, called “No Sleep til POTUS.”CNN will have live coverage with reporters in battleground states, as well as drone shots of voting locations and international reaction throughout the day. Each hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be streamed from a different location. After 6 p.m., the network will continue Facebook Live streams from various locations, including watch parties and, again, battleground states.The Washington Post is planning live programming on its Facebook page beginning at 7 p.m. The show will include commentary and updates from Post reporters, including those at campaign headquarters for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.The New York Times will also stream election coverage on its Facebook page, beginning at 4:30 p.m., from locations such as polling stations, college campuses and election viewing parties.Other news outlets with live streaming plans include Univision, PBS NewsHour, the Daily Caller, ABC News and Vox.TWITCH ALONG WITH TWITTERTwitter is partnering with BuzzFeed News for a live stream from BuzzFeed’s New York headquarters. The stream will begin at 6 p.m. Twitter says segments will include critiques of traditional news outlets and how they are covering the election, as well as live reports from BuzzFeed journalists at various locations throughout the U.S. and elsewhere. Go to https://election.twitter.com . You don’t need an account.
2nd Alan Thomas (5) 31pts3rd Lawrence Lee (14) 31ptsDivision 21st Ted Senior (16) 33pts2nd Chris Plona (36) 30pts3rd Billy Allan (21) 29ptsWhen Kwon Young-Jun’s name was called out as being the winner of A Flight he sprang from the crowd and smothered the Emcee in soggy kisses and gave him an unbreakable bear hug. A happy winner indeed!In division two it was a lot quieter and a more reserved as Ted Senior took out first place with a mere 33 points. He didn’t have much opposition though as second place only scored thirty and third twenty-nine.Tuesday, Feb. 19, Green Valley – StablefordDivision 11st Andy Kelleher (10) 40pts2nd Paul Durkan (07) 37pts3rd Paul West (12) 37ptsDivision 21st Will Doc (14) 36pts2nd Arnold Jones (14) 31pts3rd Jakob Skadegaard (19) 31ptsToday Andy Kelleher impressed his playing partners with a brilliant display of his golfing ability. Andy posted two solid nines of 20 and finished with 40 points overall for a much deserved top spot.In division two Will Doc brought home the bacon with 36 points, smashing his closest rivals by a massive five shots. The Doc was unaccustomed to being in division two but with the utmost gratitude, accepted the split and the subsequent prize money.Wednesday, Feb. 20, Crystal Bay – StablefordDivision 11st Ian Bell (8) 39pts2nd Peter Park (4) 36pts3rd Alan Thomas (5) 35ptsDivision 21st Bruce Berriman (16) 41pts2nd Frank Hughes (21) 37pts3rd Vinnie Connellan (16) 36ptsWe had some very mixed reports about the condition of Crystal Bay, whilst some players enjoyed the course and the layout; the majority of the players were not impressed.One person who wasn’t fazed by the conditions was Ian Bell who smashed his way to victory with an unbeatable 39 points and took pride of place in division one. Over in division two Bruce Berriman AKA “Angry Ant” was also undeterred by the state of play and took the course apart with an incredible 41 points.Thursday, Feb. 21, Phoenix – StablefordDivision 11st Mike Rushant (11) 39pts2nd Brady Roades (11) 35pts3rd Paul Durkan (7) 33ptsDivision 21st Frank Courtney (19) 38pts2nd Brian Munnings (22) 37pts3rd Suresh Mehta (20) 36ptsMike Rushant knows Phoenix like the back of his hand and last week he took out the number one spot here with thirty-nine points. Today he posted the exact same score and once again secured the victory.In division two it was Frank Courtney who only just managed to stay clear of the strong finishing Brian Munnings. Having secured twenty two points on the front nine Frank was feeling very confident; however on the turn he encountered the “Eebee Jeebee’s” and just managed to scramble over the line with a very credible 38 points.Friday, Feb. 22, Burapha – StablefordDivision 11st Alan Thomas (5) 39pts2nd Paul Durkan (8) 39pts3rd Brady Roades (11) 38ptsDivision 21st John Welch (32) 37pts2nd Derek Thorogood (16) 36pts3rd Brian Munnings (21) 36ptsThis week the tees here were so far forward it was driver, wedge to most of the par fours and all the par five’s were reachable in two for the single figure handicaps.It took a countback which went down to the last three holes to determine a winner in A flight but when the dust had settled Alan Thomas emerged the victor. In division two it was the man with the shots, John Welch, who used them wisely and scored an impressive 37 points to claim today’s honours.Saturday, Feb. 23, Plutaluang – Stableford1st Chris Plona (36) 40pts2nd Stew Grant (21) 38pts3rd Paul Colfar (03) 33ptsWhat do you call someone who plays off a 36 handicap and shoots 40 points? Answer “Sir” because he’s probably pointing a gun at you and wearing a mask. Chris Plona posted a score better than his handicap today and finished two shots clear of the oldest teenager in Pattaya, young Stew Grant. Andy Kelleher & Kwon Young-Jun.The Traveller’s Rest Golf GroupMonday, Feb. 18, The Emerald – StablefordDivision 11st Kwon Young-Jun (12) 36pts
IN SPORT.ES 2018 (2) – Copa de la Liga / Premier League Upd. on 16/04/2018 at 18:14 CEST 2014 (2) – Bundesliga / Copa de Alemania The former Barca coach has won 23 trophies, 14 with Barca, 7 with Bayern and now 2 with Man City. 15/04/2018 BAYERN MÚNICH Guardiola equals the number won by Giovanni Trapattoni, and is moving closer to the 25 won by Luis Felipe Scolari and Jose Mourinho, and the 26 from Jock Stein. However he still has a long way to go to match Ukranian Valeri Lobanovski, 30, Romanian Mircea Lucescu’s 32 and Sir Alex Ferguson’s 49. 2013 (2) – Supercopa Europa / Mundial de Clubs 2011 (5) – Liga / Champions League / Supercopa España / Supercopa Europa / Mundial de Clubs 2009 (6) – Liga / Champions League / Copa del Rey / Supercopa España / Supercopa Europa / Mundial de Clubs 2012 (1) – Copa del Rey Pep Guardiola added to his spectacular honours list as a coach with the Premier League title won on Sunday, to go with the League Cup won against Arsenal on February 25. 2010 (2) – Liga / Supercopa España PEP’S TITLESFC BARCELONA 2016 (2) – Bundesliga / Copa de Alemania Todos los títulos de Guardiola | Infografía: Marc Creus Sport EN El palmarés de Pep Guardiola como entrenador 2015 (1) – Bundesliga MANCHESTER CITY
The Bearkats outrebounded the Demons 54-40. New Orleans 72, Lamar 67NEW ORLEANS, La. – After trailing early on in the second half, the New Orleans men’s basketball team regained momentum and held on strong, taking the lead with 13:49 to go and never looking back, winning the team’s Southland Conference opener over Lamar, 72-67. Houston Baptist 68, McNeese State 56LAKE CHARLES, La. – Houston Baptist sophomore forward Colter Lasher poured in a career-high 25 points as the Huskies defeated McNeese State, 68-56, for their first-ever Southland Conference road win Monday night at Burton Coliseum. Stephen F. Austin 81, Southeastern Louisiana 66NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Junior Thomas Walkup and senior Jacob Parker each recorded double-double performance, as the Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team recorded their 11th straight win of the season in an 81-66 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Monday night inside William R. Johnson Coliseum. Guards Demarcus Gatlin and Dakarai Henderson each scored 12 points. Gatlin also pulled down 11 rebounds, including five on the offensive side. The Bearkats stifled a Demon team that averages more than 80 points a game and has averaged nearly 50% shooting from the floor. The Bearkats held the Southland’s leading scorer Zeek Woodley to just 11 points. New Orleans managed to get its lead up to six just three minutes later in the tight contest, Broyles hitting a three to set the home team up 60-54. But Lamar again hung tough, bringing it back down to a one-possession game with a three of their own at 60-57. Ogochukwu drove in for a layup, but Odunsi found Lasher for a reverse layup to keep it tied. After Ogochukwu made one-of-two and Hardy made a pair of free throws for McNeese State, Russell drilled a triple to tie it at 20 with 4:45 to go. Lasher went up-and-under for a layup, then he and Smith hit back-to-back threes, with Smith’s coming just before the buzzer, as HBU took a 28-20 lead into halftime. The Huskies ended the half on an 11-0 run, during which they held the Cowboys scoreless for the final 5:07. Lance Potier made a three to slice HBU’s lead to four, but Smith rushed up the floor for a layup on the other end. Guidry got free inside for a layin off the glass, but Odunsi finished off a three-point play as the Huskies led 56-49 with 7:22 on the clock. A tip-in by Lasher and a floater of the glass by Smith extended HBU’s lead to nine, but Hardy hit a fadeaway three to make the score 60-54 with 5:05 left. The Lumberjacks will enjoy a few days off before returning to league action. SFA opens a two-game road swing at Central Arkansas on Tuesday, Jan. 13, before closingwith Abilene Christian (Jan. 17). The win is the second in a row for the Privateers, who move their season record to .500 at 5-5 and 1-0 in the early conference season, taking the team’s third win in four games as well. Lamar had its five-game win streak snapped at the Lakefront Arena, where New Orleans remains undefeated on the year. With Lamar creeping back in at 18-14 with just under four to go, the Privateers took off on a 10-8 run, started off by a Weisbrod layup and finished off with a Frye buzzer-beater from beyond half court to send New Orleans into the intermission up 28-18. Northwestern State kept it close to start the second half but the Bearkats quickly grew the lead to double figures. Sam Houston didn’t allow Northwestern State to get closer than seven points over the final 15 minutes of the ballgame. Hill recorded his second double-double of the season during the victory, bringing in 14 rebounds to go with his 13 points. Frye and Gill tied for the team lead in the scoring category, each putting in 14 with three assists. Sam Houston State 75, Northwestern State 64Houston Baptist 68, McNeese State 56New Orleans 72, Lamar 67Stephen F. Austin 81, Southeastern Louisiana 66 The Huskies were relentless defensively as they held the Cowboys scoreless for the last 5:07 of the first half and the final 4:20 of the second half. HBU ended the first half on an 11-0 run and a 14-1 run midway through the second helped maintain control after McNeese State cut the deficit to four. SFA outscored the Lions 38-30 in the paint, 29-13 off turnovers, 12-4 in second-chance opportunities and 8-6 in the fast break. HBU shot 42 percent from the field, 5-for-16 from 3-point range, and went 9-for-14 from the line, while McNeese State shot 33 percent, only 6-for-23 from long distance, but went 16-for-21 from the line. The Huskies outrebounded the Cowboys, 43-36, and the two teams played a clean game with HBU only committing nine turnovers and McNeese State only 10. HBU outscored McNeese State, 38-20, in the paint, 12-4 off turnovers and 10-2 on fast breaks. HBU led 6-4 after Vilde’s second layup in the early going, but McNeese State scored five-straight to go up by three. The Huskies answered by scoring the next seven as Odunsi sank a pair of free throws, Lasher buried a three then made a steal and took it the distance for a 13-9 lead with 11:04 remaining. Guidry hit a three, Hardy drove in for a dunk to regain the lead for the Cowboys, then Hardy made one-of-two free throws, but sophomore forward Alex Fountain hit a free-throw line jumper and got a friendly roll for the Huskies to tie the game at 15 with 7:47 left. In the biggest battle on the boards it was New Orleans that came out on top, bringing in 44 to the Cardinals 30 and holding one of the nation’s top offensive rebounding teams to just 13. Weisbrod, the Southland leader in field goal percentage, added in 10 points on a 4-of-5 night from the field. Lasher went 10-for-16 from the field, 2-for-5 from 3-point range and 3-for-3 from the line to eclipse his previous high of 17 and also pulled down four rebounds for the Huskies (6-6, 1-1 SLC). Junior guard Anthony Odunsi went 4-for-7 from both the field and the line to finish with 12 points and three assists. Senior guard Tyler Russell added nine points, while senior guard Marcel Smith had eight points and took over 15th place on HBU’s all-time assists list at 251 for his career, as he dished out three. Senior center Ricmonds Vilde led the Huskies on the glass with 13 rebounds, while sophomore forward Reveal Chukwujekwu had seven. After Guidry made one-of-two, HBU scored the next eight on a layup by Odunsi and a pair of three-point plays by Lasher and Russell to lead 44-29 with 12:53 left. Guidry ended the run with a three-point play, but Lasher answered with a layup. Johnson made a deep three, Guidry hit one, then Hardy drove in for a layup as McNeese State cut the deficit to six, but Russell knocked down a three as the Huskies maintained a 49-40 lead at the midway point. Charles led the way for SFA in the early going, recording the first five points and nine of the first 10 for the Lumberjacks to open the game and lead 10-4. SLU closed the gap, however, on a 13-6 run over the next 4:56 to take its lone lead of the game at 17-16 with 11:28 to play before the break. Chukwujekwu made a steal and layup, Lasher drove inside for a short jumper, then he sank a pair of free throws with 1:14 left that put the Huskies up by 11 and iced the game. Sam Houston led for the majority of the first half but was never ahead by more than six points. Playing at a break-neck pace at times, the lead changed 12 times in the half and the game was tied seven times. McNeese State scored the first six points of the second half on layups by Guidry, Garrett and Hardy, but Odunsi ended the spurt by powering in for a layup. Hardy made a pair of free throws, but Chukwujekwu rattled home a jumper, Vilde got a putback and a fast-break layup by Odunsi restored HBU’s lead to eight at 36-28 with just under 15 minutes to go. Walkup paced SFA against the Lions (3-11, 0-1 SLC), finishing with a season-best 22 points and career-high 12 rebounds. The native of Pasadena, Texas, finished8-of-12 from the floor, 6-of-11 from the free throw line and tied his career-high with five assists. Sam Houston State 75, Northwestern State 64HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Sam Houston played stout defense and held the Northwestern State Demons to well below their shooting average on the way to a 75-64 win Monday night at Johnson Coliseum. The Bearkats advanced to 2-0 in Southland play and will head on the road. New Orleans held a 10-point lead at the half before letting Lamar climb back in the ballgame, the Cardinals going up by two in just over three minutes time. Lamar ultimately started the half off on a 12-1 run, giving the visitor’s a 30-29 lead. Lamar then went up by as many as four, 41-37, with 12:45 to go before the Privateers bounced back, Colton Weisbrod starting off the run with a layup off of the Tevin Broyles steal. Broyles then tied things up at 41 with a layup with 10:29 to play before Weisbrod put back his own miss, giving New Orleans the lead at 43-41. A tip-in from Broyles and a fast-break layup from Michael Zeno then made it a two-possession game, 49-44. – Return to Top – Sam Houston’s lead could have been larger but the Kats were a little sloppy with the basketball, turning it over 11 times. But the Bearkats dominated inside in the first half, outrebounding the Demons 32-19 and outscoring them 16-8 in the paint. – Return to Top – In the second half, SFA’s lead never dipped below dipped below double figures in arriving at the 81-66 final. After neither team found the net in the next five trips across the floor, Geffrard gave SFA back the edge with a layup at the 9:56 mark. The layup opened a 13-2 run for the ‘Jacks, who eventually took a 39-26 lead into the lockerroom. New Orleans will wrap-up its three-game home stand with a 6:15 p.m. match against Sam Houston State this Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Lakefront Arena. The Bearkats will have the next two games on the road, starting with New Orleans Saturday at 6:15 p.m. before heading to Southeastern Louisiana for a 7 p.m. game Monday, January 12. Broyles came close to double-figures with his nine to go with three steals and a pair of assists. – Return to Top – Kaheem Ransom added 11 points and pulled down nine rebounds. The team’s leading rebounder in the game was fellow senior guard Jabari Peters with 13. – Return to Top – The Huskies will have two more games in Louisiana before returning home, as they face Southeastern Louisiana Saturday in Hammond and Nicholls Monday, Jan. 12, in Thibodaux. The Lumberjacks (12-3, 2-0 SLC) led for all but 1:32 in picking up their 20th consecutive win in Southland Conference play under head coach Brad Underwood. The Bearkats held Northwestern State to just 25% shooting from the field in the first half. The Demons hit only four of their 15 three-point attempts. Sam Houston wasn’t much better from long range, hitting 3-of-13 from beyond the arc. Freshman Ty Charles rounded out the double figure scoring for the ‘Jacks, netting 14 points and posting a perfect 7-of-7 showing from the line. Junior Clide Geffrard recorded nine points off the bench against SLU. Parker finished 4-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the charity stripe to finish with 15 points, while crashing boards for 12 rebounds. The 12 pull-downs marked a new season-high for the native of Bixby, Oklahoma. Parker also finished with four assists to tie his season-high. Desharick Guidry went 6-for-14 from the field and 8-for-11 from the line to lead McNeese State (6-7, 0-2) with 22 points and nine rebounds. Kevin Hardy had 16 points and nine rebounds, while no other Cowboys scored more than four points. Lamar did manage to bring the lead back within two late, but key free-throw shooting from Christavious Gill and a big steal kept the Privateers on top. For the second consecutive game, five Sam Houston players scored in double figures. Junior guard Paul Baxter and senior center Michael Holyfield shared the team lead with 13 points. Baxter also shared the team lead with five assists. HBU shot 38 percent, including 4-for-11 from 3-point range, while holding McNeese State to just 29 percent and 2-for-7 from behind the arc in the opening frame. Lasher led all scorers with 14 points in the half, while Hardy and Guidry each had five for the Cowboys. A 4-0 run from New Orleans then gave the Privateers their largest lead of the half at seven points, 64-57, with a Terrance Syon dunk putting the exclamation point on the Cardinals. In what was a defensive first half of action it was New Orleans that held the lead most of the way, going up by seven through the first 10 minutes at 14-17.