Cal, Stanford meet in Pac-12 tourney

first_imgCal, Stanford meet in Pac-12 tourney March 10, 2020 Associated Press STEPPING UP: Stanford’s Oscar da Silva has averaged 15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds while Tyrell Terry has put up 14.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. For the Golden Bears, Matt Bradley has averaged 17.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while Grant Anticevich has put up 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds.MIGHTY MATT: Bradley has connected on 38.6 percent of the 166 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 27 over his last five games. He’s also made 86.6 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 68: Stanford is 0-9 this year when it allows 68 points or more and 20-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 68.PERFECT WHEN: Cal is a perfect 10-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41 percent or less. The Golden Bears are 3-18 when allowing the opposition to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: The Stanford defense has allowed only 62.5 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Cardinal 16th among Division I teams. The Cal offense has averaged 63.2 points through 31 games (ranked 298th, nationally).___center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed Cal (13-18, 7-11) vs. No. 7 seed Stanford (20-11, 9-9)Pac-12 Conference Tournament First Round, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Cal and Stanford are prepared to face off in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Jan. 26, when the Golden Bears created 15 Stanford turnovers and turned the ball over just seven times en route to a two-point victory.last_img read more

Michael Gbinije knows he’s old, but all that matters is he gets a chance

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories How Michael Gbinije fits into the Detroit Pistons’ rotationMichael Gbinije selected by the Detroit Pistons with 49th pick in 2016 NBA DraftMalachi Richardson after being drafted: ‘It just feels like an animal being lifted off my back’Syracuse community reacts to Malachi Richardson becoming 1st-round draft pickMalachi Richardson selected by Sacramento via Charlotte with 22nd overall pick NEW YORK — As Friday morning approached, Michael Gbinije sat in section 25 of the Barclays Center waiting. He too, like Malachi Richardson, had slipped past his projected landing spot. The second round is far more of a toss-up than the first, so Gbinije could’ve finished the night sitting amid the fans in Brooklyn.Instead, the former Syracuse point guard heard his name called 49th overall, and he’ll join the Detroit Pistons to start his NBA career.The biggest question surrounding Gbinije is his age. He’s 24. Some prospects in the draft are five years younger, which means five more years of unproven ability in a league based on potential.“It’s a young man’s draft,” Gbinije said. “But I’m just looking forward to using my wisdom and experience.”Gbinije sees himself as a point guard in the NBA, a position he played out of necessity in his senior season and excelled at. He noted how Syracuse’s pick-and-roll-heavy offense is similar to NBA offenses and that experience running the floor in such a system will translate to the next level.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut playing the floor maestro isn’t what Gbinije thinks will carry over in the biggest capacity, but something every Syracuse player is hounded about coming out of the 2-3 zone.“You know, I’ve got to hang my hat on defense,” he said. “That’s probably going to be my role, if I do play, obviously.”Most prospects say they can help a team right away. That they’ve always been ready to contribute immediately to an NBA team. Gbinije knows the extended path he’s taken, and that it might take a little longer to become a significant difference-maker. And even despite his age, he thinks his strongest attribute is the upside that comes along with spending five years in college.“You know, you learn more,” Gbinije said. “You know more going into it; (I am) battle-tested, had to deal with adversity throughout my whole college career.”Gbinije was 11 picks away from having to hope he’d latch on with a summer league team through free agency.Instead, he exhaled and smiled wide, even though the moment came at the end of a longer road than most.“A lot of anxiety just waiting to hear your name called,” Gbinije said. “My heart is still beating right now, and I got drafted, so you can imagine.” Commentscenter_img Published on June 24, 2016 at 1:08 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Muzhingi claims Comrades hat-trick

first_imgRussia’s Irina Vishnevskaya claimed sixth place, with Britain’s Elizabeth Hawker in seventh. South Africans picked up the remaining top 10 spots through Adinda Kruger, Kerry Koen, and Riana van Niekerk. Her twin sister, Olesya, claimed second, 23 seconds behind Elena, with third place going to the American Kami Semick, a World Cup winner over 100 kilometres in 2009. Zimbabwe’s Chasara Masiyatsva claimed sixth place, with South Africans Ludwick Mamobolo, Charles Tjiane, Brian Zondi, and Mncedisi Mkhize filling the remaining places in the top 10. The 2011 race drew 19 617 starters, making it the third largest entry in its long history. Took chargeThe miner from Limpopo pushed the pace over the second half of the race, but paid for his efforts at the business end of proceedings as Muzhingi took charge 14 kilometres from the end. WOMENElena Nurgalieva (Rus) 6:24.11Olesya Nurgalieva (Rus) 6:24.35Kami Semick (USA) 6:26.24 Ellie Greenwood (GBR) 6:32.46Farwa Mentoor (RSA) 6:35.49Irina Vishnevskaya (Rus) 6:42.07Elizabeth Hawker (GBR) 6:48.28Adinda Kruger (RSA) 6:49.01Kerry Koen (RSA) 6:56.20Riana van Niekerk (RSA) 6:56.38 Swedish novice Jonas Buud, the winner of the Swiss Alpine Marathon for the past four years and the Swedish record holder over 100 miles, made his first Comrades Marathon attempt a memorable one by finishing fourth. Sixth victoryRussia’s Elena Nurgalieva claimed her sixth Comrades Marathon victory, but it was, she admitted afterwards, her toughest win yet. 30 May 2011 Matshipa finished in 5:34.29, a long way ahead of third placed Claude Moshiywa, who finished seventh in 2010. Moshiywa crossed the line in 5:42:05 to give South Africa two men on the podium. Her winning time of six hours, 24 minutes and 11 seconds was also her slowest winning time yet and well off her up run record of 6:09.23. To compound matters, she also had to deal with taking a tumble 27 kilometres into the race.center_img Zimbabwe’s Stephen Muzhingi followed up his two down run victories with an up run victory in the 86th running of the Comrades from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. With his win, he became the first man in 23 years to claim the title in three successive years. Fifth place went to Gift Kelehe, the brother of 2001 champion Andrew Kelehe. MENStephen Muzhingi (Zim) 5:32.45Fanie Matshipa (RSA) 5:34.29Claude Moshiywa (RSA) 5:42.05Jonas Buud (Swe) 5:42.44Gift Kelehe (RSA) 5:43.59Chasara Masiyatsva (Zim) 5:44.33Ludwick Mamobolo (RSA) 5:50.17Charles Tjiane (RSA)5:50.46Brian Zondi (RSA), 5:51.08Mncedisi Mkhize (RSA) 5:51.17 The last man to achieve the feat was Bruce Fordyce, known as “the Comrades King”, who won the race eight times in a row, from 1981 to 1988, then sat out 1989 before returning in 1990 to add his ninth and last win. Muzhingi crossed the finishing line in five hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds to record a comfortable victory over South Africa’s Fanie Matshipa, who had placed fourth last year. MilestoneIt was a milestone performance for Mentoor, who became the first woman to win 10 gold medals. TOP FINISHERS Canadian-based British runner Ellie Greenwood, the winner of the 100 kilometre World Championship in Gibraltar in November, finished fourth, just over three minutes ahead of the first South African, Farwa Mentoor. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Arsenal team news vs Everton: Alexis & Ozil back

first_imgEverton v Arsenal Arsenal team news vs Everton: Alexis and Ozil return for Wenger’s side Goal Last updated 2 years ago 19:37 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Getty Images Everton v Arsenal Premier League Everton Arsenal Arsene Wenger has named a strong side to face the Toffees at Goodison, though Jack Wilshere has not been named in the starting XI Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have returned to Arsenal’s starting line-up to face Everton on Sunday, lining up in attack alongside Alexandre Lacazette from the start for the first time.Alexis had missed last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Watford, while Ozil hasn’t started a match for the Gunners since September 9.Here’s how we line up for #EFCvAFC— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017Repeated calls have been made for Jack Wilshere to return to Arsene Wenger’s starting XI, but the in-form Englishman must settle for a spot on the bench this afternoon, with Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka preferred in the centre of the park. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal one again line up with three centre-backs, with Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin taking up the wing-back positions in a 3-4-2-1 formation.The Gunners can go level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea with a win at Goodison Park, while defeat for the hosts will undoubtedly see fans calling for the sacking of Ronald Koeman with the Toffees hovering just above the relegation zone.Everton XI: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Gueye, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Calvert-LewinEverton Subs: Robles, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, LookmanArsenal XI: Cech, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Lacazette, AlexisArsenal Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Man City chief Cook making new move for Newcastle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man City chief Cook making new move for Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook is involved in another consortium seeking to buyout Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.The Mirror says Cook is now fronting a bid to buy the Tyneside giants, with Ashley looking to bank £300million from the sale.Cook was the Manchester City chief executive who sold Sheikh Mansour a Premier League back in the summer of 2009.Mansour had also registered an interest in buying Newcastle from Ashley.But the Arab prince was sold on the idea presented to him in a Power Point presentation made by Cook. last_img

Saputo to purchase Ontario dairy company for 100 million

first_imgMONTREAL – Saputo Inc. says it plans to purchase an Ontario dairy company for $100 million.Shepherd Gourmet Dairy employs about 90 people at its lone facility in St. Marys, Ont.Montreal-based Saputo says the purchase price will be paid in cash and available credit.Shepherd Gourmet makes a variety of specialty cheeses, yogurt, as well as Skyr Icelandic-style yogurt in Canada.The company logged revenues of about $57 million in the year ending April 30.The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in June.Companies in this story (TSX:SAP)last_img

Watch the paper airplane world record attempt in Fort St John LIVE

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  If you can’t make it to the Pomeroy Sport Centre to watch the world record attempt, you can watch it online below.John Collins and Joe Ayoob are at the Pomeroy Sport Centre attempting to break their own record by flying a paper airplane further than 226 feet and 10 inches. They will have ten attempts to fly the plane so conditions have to be almost perfect.The video will start at 8:45 a.m. with the first attempt at around 9 a.m.last_img

Shahid teases rebellious avatar in Kabir Singh

first_imgMumbai: He drinks, he smokes, he swears. Shahid Kapoor on Monday teased his “rebel with a cause” avatar in “Kabir Singh”, a Bollywood remake of Telugu film “Arjun Reddy”. “Kabir Singh” is written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It is a remake of his own directorial Telugu film “Arjun Reddy”. “I’m not a rebel without a cause. This is me. Kabir Singh,” Shahid tweeted with a link to the power-packed teaser. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who directed the original movie, “Kabir Singh” is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde. It is releasing on June 21. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Shahid aces the rugged, rough and aggressive look as a doctor with anger management issues. He packs a punch when he swears in Hindi, adds water to a whiskey bottle directly from a tank and raises his middle finger. The “Udta Punjab” actor is also seen snorting drugs in the teaser. Actress Kiara Advani appears only at the end of the teaser, when Shahid plants a kiss on her cheek, and says, “Kisi ne nahi dekha (Nobody saw it).”last_img read more

IT raids on MP CMs aides continue for third day

first_imgBhopal: Income Tax Department officials here on Tuesday continued to search for a third day the premises of close aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. The officials had on Monday recovered Rs 14.6 crore in cash, informed sources said. The department has seized cash and documents from Ashwini Sharma, Manager of a NGO. He has his office and residence in the Platinum Plaza building in which the Chief Minister’s Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Praveen Kakkar resides. A huge amount of cash, gold and silver jewellery were recovered from Kakkar’s Indore house and Sharma’s Bhopal house, the sources said. The searches were started at the residences and offices of Kakkar, Sharma and a Prateek Joshi on Sunday. IT officials interrogated Kakkar till late on Monday.last_img

French jet is poll issue in Rafel village but not for political

first_imgNew Delhi: Rafale is the French jet at the centre of controversy and ‘Rafel’ the name of their village. It’s an unfortunate coincidence that makes them the butt of jokes and attracts negative attention, say residents of the Chhattisgarh hamlet who desperately want a name change. The small village, home to about 200 families, falls in Chhattisgarh’s Mahasamund constituency which votes on April 18. “People of other villages make fun of us, saying we will be subjected to investigation if the Congress comes to power. We even went to the chief minister’s office with a request to change the name of our village but could not meet him,” 83-year-old Dharam Singh, the eldest in the village, told PTI over phone. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The name only attracts negative ire because of the Rafale controversy but no one cares about our village. Outside the state, not many people know about the village,” he said. The village, according to Singh, lacks basic facilities such as water and sanitation. Farming is dependent on rain as there are no irrigation facilities. “Politicians have adopted so many villages across the country but no one even visits our village. Two weeks ago, a few BJP workers came but they were also ground level people. Whoever wins the elections and comes to power, our request will be to change the name,” he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Singh has no idea why the village is called Rafel and what it means. “I don’t know but this has been the name for decades, even before Chhattisgarh was formed in 2000. I don’t know the logic behind the name,” he said. Bharatiya Janata Party’s Chandulal Sahu is the sitting member of Parliament from Mahasamund and is contesting again from the constituency. He is up against Congress’ Dhanendra Sahu and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Dhansing Kosariya. The Congress and other opposition parties have been targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government on the Rafale fighter jet deal with France, alleging that the price of each aircraft was sharply hiked and the contract will benefit industrialist Anil Ambani. i The government and Ambani have denied the allegations.last_img read more