McCullough, Syracuse reflect on season-ending torn ACL, look to others to excel in forward’s absence

first_imgBefore Syracuse’s 70-57 win against Florida State on Sunday night, Chris McCullough played as the Houston Rockets in the NBA 2K basketball video game against walk-on Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye. McCullough won by 30.Eight minutes and nine seconds into SU’s game, it was Akintobi-Adeyeye with more power than McCullough, stepping under the freshman forward’s left arm to shoulder his weight. McCullough had just torn his right ACL after jumping to catch a Michael Gbinije outlet pass, but the severity of the injury was unknown at the time.“Just to keep my hopes up and keep me happy he made me laugh, he said ‘Remember that 30-piece,’” McCullough said of Akintobi-Adeyeye at Monday’s practice in the Carrier Dome.His Orange teammates were getting ready for their 8 p.m. Tuesday tipoff against Wake Forest – the first of 15 more regular-season matchups SU will play without the 6-foot-10 freshman forward. McCullough said he’s staying positive and will still be himself, dancing and joking in the locker room. He and his teammates said the rest of the team will have to step up in his absence.McCullough will not be able to gain a medical redshirt as he would’ve had to play in 30 percent or fewer of his team’s regular-season games. He’s played in 16 contests — 51.6 percent of the 31 SU will play this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter limping into the locker room during the first half, McCullough said he walked around for five minutes, then iced the knee. He knew he was done for the game and had a serious injury, but couldn’t walk when he got up after he finished icing his knee.He watched the rest of the game by himself in the locker room, where he took a call from his mother but told her there was a game going on and that he’d call her back.“My mom, she talk for too long,” McCullough said. “I told her I’d call her back after the game or something.”After the game he went to his South Campus apartment where teammates visited him. He took some medicine, went to bed and put a pillow under his leg, which he said he couldn’t keep straight.On Monday morning he got an MRI, and two hours later, team trainer Brad Pike told him he had torn his ACL. Head coach Jim Boeheim said it’s a 6-8 month process of getting McCullough back for next season.“It’s a terrible injury and it’s just unfortunate,” Boeheim said before Monday’s practice. “It’s a freak accident. You just have to get it taken care of and do his rehab and come back. We’ve had two guys have terrible ACLs, Andy Rautins and Eric Devendorf and they’re both still playing today, stronger than ever.”Earlier in the day on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Boeheim said that sophomore forward B.J. Johnson could play in either forward spot off the bench, Chinonso Obokoh would be SU’s backup center and Tyler Roberson would start in McCullough’s place.Roberson is averaging 23.2 minutes per game compared to McCullough’s 28.1, but has recently rotated in for, or alongside McCullough at the power forward spot.He said he’s learned his role at the No. 4 spot better as the season has progressed, increasingly moving out of the small forward position he played more earlier in the season.“I think I’m ready for it,” Roberson said of increased minutes. “It’s not something that I think would be asked of me that’s too much. I think I can do it.”McCullough said his surgery has not been scheduled yet as he waits for the swelling in his knee to go down. He said the whole team, not any individuals in particular, will have to step up without him and insisted that he’d still be himself around the team even though his pain is currently a “10 out of 10.”“I’m still going to be funny in the locker room, still going to be me, just going to be looking around now, can’t get my boogie on no more,” McCullough said, wiggling his hips. “Can’t do my tootsie roll.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

County Senior Football ¼ final draw

first_imgWest champions Arravale Rovers were drawn against Eire Og Annacarthy in the preliminary quarter final.That game will take place at 8pm in Clonoulty on Wednesday the 20th of September.The football quarter final draw was also made last night. Killenaule take on Aherlow, reigning Mid and county champions Loughmore against Kilsheelan. Moyle Rovers meet Ballyporeen in an all south clash and finally Clonmel Commercials await the winners of Eire Og and Arravale.+++last_img

Florida To Start Reopening on May 4; Three Counties Excluded

first_imgFlorida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has outlined his plans for reopening of the state which will begin on Monday, May 4. DeSantis said that the reopening of the state will be in three phases, but for phase one, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, which have been hardest hit by the coronavirus, are not include. Bars, gyms, hair salons and movie theaters will remain closed until the next phase of reopening. Visits to nursing homes are also still prohibited. Beginning May 4, Florida restaurants and retail stores can reopen at 25% of their capacity. Restaurants can use outdoor seating if the tables are six-feet apart. “Dade, Broward and Palm Beach are very important to Florida’s future,” DeSantis said. “We want to get them going. I think we have a good path to do it. But it’s going to be on a little bit different timetable than the rest of the state.” People are still being advised to follow the CDC social distancing guidelines when out in public. Wearing a mask is also still standard but residents won’t be fined for not wearing them. As some counties in Florida have already reopened recreational venues with strict guidelines, DeSantis, on Wednesday, announced the first phase of reopening for the entire state. The three counties, which comprise South Florida, have been responsible for 60% of the state’s COVID-19 cases. DeSantis said that the three states are still trending upwards, in terms of positive cases and deaths, and thus they cannot be included in the phase one reopening. The recommendations were made by the specially appointed task force, who also received input from Florida’s residents. As of Wednesday night, the state had surpassed 33,000 cases of coronavirus.last_img read more

2013 Cowbell Tour (Stage 11): Prosper Agbo dethrones Tetteh-Djanmah

first_imgProsper Agbo ended the two year reign of Henry Tetteh- Djanmah to become the 2013 Cowbell National Cycling Champion.Agbo kept his cool throughout the final day of the tour (24km criterium within suburbs of the capital) by meticulously riding behind his team leader, Francis Tetteh, during a ferocious pace closed circuit race in Accra.“I don’t even know what to say, but thank God; this is the happiest day of my life” said Prosper Agbo, whilst wiping his tears of joy.Immediately the whistle of the Race Commissiare triggered the riders into action, team Die Hard decided to dictate the pace of the race, by attacking, but All Stars riders led by Emmanuel Sackey and the 17 year old sensation, Frank Awuku Akuffo, responded in equal measure with a swift attack.Team Die Hard fought as wounded lions to help their lead rider, Tetteh Djanmah to retain his title with a series of attacks initiated by, Nuru Paddy, Moro Egala and their youngest rider Abdul Razak Umar, who was seeking to win the White Jersey (Best Young Rider).All stars did not budge; they rather took the fight to their opponent. When they succeeded by countering the attacks, they then initiated their own attack.Francis Tetteh and Prosper stayed safe in the peloton. Occasionally Francis had to escape the peloton to counter some of the attacks from other teams such as Young Stars.Samuel Anim, winner of the Green and Red jerseys throughout the competition, proved it was not a fluke.He refused to be drawn into needless attacks, and came out only when necessary, to do what he does best: win ‘Point Chauds’, to keep a firm grip on his Green Jersey.This situation of attacks and counter attacks increased the tempo of the race and eventually kept the bunch together, when the riders realized that it will go down to the wire. 100m to the end of the last lap, the cheering supporters at the Accra International Trade Fair Centre, were treated to an inevitable field Sprint.Henry Tetteh Djanmah, knowing his reign had ended, because he could not sustain a breakaway throughout, wanted to at least win a stage victory, which eluded him throughout the tour.He was first to kick out of the bunch with his teammates Moro, and Nuru.The determination, pace, strength and power of Samuel Anim carried him to take the chequered flag, winning his 6th stage victory in the Process.last_img read more

Wellington boys to play undefeated Basehor Linwood in 1st round of state tournament; Caldwell plays Grainfield

first_imgCaldwell boys (19-4), as the third seed, will play Greenfield Grinnell (17-6) in the first round on Thursday at 8:15 p.m.The bracket is as follows:#1 Beloit-St. John Tipton (22-1) vs. #8 Axtell (12-11).#4 Hutchinson Central Christian (18-5) vs. Ashland (17-6).#2 Sharon Springs (21-2) vs. #7 Fowler (12-11).#3 Caldwell (19-4) vs. #6 Grainfield Wht.-Grinnell (17-6).The full bracket is here. http://kshsaa.org/Public/Basketball/Brackets/1ADivIIState.htmFollow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State High School Activities Association released its brackets for next week. Wellington boys and Caldwell boys both made the state basketball tournaments.Wellington (12-10), as the seventh seed, will play Basehor Linwood (22-0) in the first round on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Salina Bicentennial Center.The bracket is as follows:#1 McPherson (22-0) vs. #8 Chanute (11-11), 6:30 p.m.#4 Andale (19-3) vs. #5 Shawnee Mission Miege (18-4), 8:15 p.m.#2 Basehor-Linwood (22-0) vs. #7 Wellington (12-10), 3 p.m.#3 Ottawa (20-2) vs. Fort Scott (16-6), 4:45 p.m.The full bracket is here. http://kshsaa.org/Public/Basketball/Brackets/4ADiv1State.htm Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

NHL reveals All-Star Game jerseys, pays homage to St. Louis

first_imgNHL All-Star Game 2020: Rosters | Last Men In ballotWithout further ado, here they are:🔥🔥🔥🔥The 2020 @Honda #NHLAllStar Game jerseys by @adidashockey are here! pic.twitter.com/wy43BEQKXj— NHL (@NHL) January 8, 2020Now, before we go any further, let’s dive into the details.Under the format in which each division makes up its own team and plays a mini-tournament, they all need to be equipped with both dark and light uniform options. When this is the case, it’s hard to make all the teams’ color schemes work with a black or white primary on a jersey. To simplify this challenge, the designers went with a monochromatic logo for each of the 31 teams, limiting their individual schemes so that, hopefully, they look better on just a black or white background.MORE: The NHL’s Winter Classic and All-Star Game still matterSome, like the Devils, Maple Leafs, Kings and Blues, look fine because they already have mostly monochromatic logos, while others, such as the Penguins, Canucks, Bruins and Blackhawks, miss the target. Also, keep in mind that some will look better on white rather than black and vice versa, so be sure to check them both out before making a purchase.There are some hidden intricacies that the league capitalized on with the event heading for St. Louis. Lines across the front represent a musical staff and the trumpets reaching out on either side of the NHL shield on the logo pay homage to the host team — the Blues — because trumpets are common instruments in the blues genre. Also, at the bottom of the patch lies the Gateway Arch, the most prominent part of the St. Louis skyline. As the NHL All-Star Game nears, anticipation grows not only for the event but for what the league’s top stars will look like on the ice.Fans around the league had that anticipation met with, well, mixed feelings Wednesday when the NHL revealed its jerseys for the 2020 All-Star Game in St. Louis. And to maybe toot their own horn (pun intended), a star noticeably sits underneath that arch. And while hockey teams do not adhere to the tradition of adding a star to their logos after winning league championships, as soccer teams do, it’s quite likely that this star is intended to bring light to the fact that the Blues are reigning NHL champions.Yes, stars have been in every NHL All-Star logo as of late because, after all, it is the All-Star game, but they are often fancied up to add some flair to the logo, whereas this one is very matter-of-fact. This one likely serves a double meaning, but maybe it’s just me.All-Star weekend kicks off Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. ET with the skills competition. The All-Star Game competition starts at 7 p.m. ET on Jan. 26. Click here for a full schedule of events.last_img read more

Wellington receives .5 inches of rain

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Wellington received .5 inches of rain according to our trusty rain gauge as of 7:30 this morning. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT STAKES QUOTES

first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Peter Redekop of Vancouver, British Columbia. JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “A great trip. Eddie’s done a great job with this filly, and I got on her at the right time. I learned a lot about her. I asked him last time if I could just sit on her and be quiet with her. It worked out well – she exploded with me the last eighth, and I rode her the same way today even though we were shortening up and there was so much speed. The key with a filly like this is they’re professional – let them settle and they’re going to finish for you.“I followed Velvet Mesquite (with Mike Smith up), and she gave me a great lead. Mike’s horse clipped heels just before we crossed the dirt, and I was directly behind him, and I could tell we were getting up close. But I was able to duck to the inside.” EDDIE TRUMAN, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “This race wasn’t really our choice. We think she’s better going long but we wanted a Cal-bred race. Her last race was in open company and this really was our only option for Cal-breds. Gary (Stevens) said he would ride her the same, just sit on her, dead last and . . . before she has run down the hill and been on the lead, so really, she’ll do anything. She is just so sweet. She’s maturing and getting so much smarter and kinder.”center_img TYLER BAZE, HOME JOURNEY, SECOND: “She may have been a little tired. She ran really hard. We were flyin’ but she was doing it with her ears pricked. I think it’s better to let them go fast than to take hold of them and fight. I just let her go. She can be temperamental so I just wanted to get along with her the best I could. She ran a huge race, she really did. She gave it all she had.”TRAINER QUOTES -30-last_img read more

Southland Announces 2018 All-Conference Football Teams

first_img2018 Southland Conference Football First Team All-Conference Defense Coach of the Year: Eric Morris, Incarnate WordPlayer of the Year: Chase Fourcade, NichollsOffensive Player of the Year: Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern StateDefensive Player of the Year: BJ Blunt, McNeeseFreshman of the Year: Jon Copeland, Incarnate WordCo-Newcomer of the Year: Jordan Hoy, LamarCo-Newcomer of the Year: Billy McCrary, Abilene ChristianOffensive Lineman of the Year: Garrett Bowery, Lamar2018 Southland Conference Football First Team All-Conference Offense KRCedric BattleCentral ArkansasSr.Wichita Falls, Texas KRJuwan Petit-FrereSoutheastern LouisianaJr.Orlando, Fla. OLRyan Hanley2NichollsSr.Metairie, La. DLDerick RobersonSam Houston StateSr.San Antonio, Texas QBJon CopelandIncarnate WordFr.Argyle, Texas APCedric BattleCentral ArkansasSr.Wichita Falls, Texas DLEric Jackson2Central ArkansasSr.Apopka, Fla. DLSully Laiche3NichollsJr.Grammercy, La. DBDavon JerniganLamarSr.Navasota, Texas DLChris Terrell2Central ArkansasJr.Pensacola, Fla. TE/HBCody EnnisAbilene ChristianSr.San Antonio, Texas WRDai’Jean DixonNichollsSo.New Orleans, La. OLTerence Hickman IIIncarnate WordJr.Converse, Texas PKJonathan TatumSoutheastern LouisianaSr.Alexandria, La. OLGarrett BoweryLamarSr.Union Grove, Texas PAlex KjellstenMcNeeseSr.Lake Charles, La. OLGrant BurguillosMcNeeseJr.Mandeville, La. DBJuan JacksonCentral ArkansasJr.Gardendale, Ala. DBZyon McCollumSam Houston StateSo.Galveston, Texas QBChase FourcadeNichollsJr.Metairie, La. LBEvan VeronNichollsJr.LaPlace, La. DBAhmani Martin2NichollsSr.Reserve, La. WRDavion Davis3Sam Houston StateSr.Hutto, Texas LBJeremiah ChambersAbilene ChristianJr.Austin, Texas DBHayden BourgeoisNorthwestern StateSo.Church Point, La. PWinston JonesNichollsJr.Thibodaux, La. PRDamion Jeanpiere, Jr.NichollsSr.Kenner, La. TE/HBBransen SchwebelSoutheastern LouisianaJr.Amite, La. 2018 Southland Conference Football Second Team All-Conference Offense RBDontrell TaylorNichollsJrWhite Castle, La. Pos.NameSchoolClassHometown PRDevonte WilliamsSoutheastern LouisianaJr.Columbia, Md. Pos.NameSchoolClassHometowncenter_img LBTamarcus RussellSoutheastern LouisianaSr.Dadeville, Ala. DBColby BurtonMcNeeseJr.League City, Texas DBBolu OnifadeAbilene ChristianJr.Oklahoma City, Okla. Pos.NameSchoolClassHometown OLDakota LawsAbilene ChristianSr.Denton, Texas WRNathan Stewart3Sam Houston StateJr.Dallas, Texas DLChris LivingsMcNeeseJr.Lake Charles, La. WRJuwan Petit-FrereSoutheastern LouisianaJr.Orlando, Fla. DBDarren EvansNichollsSo.Baton Rouge, La. OLBrandon FlooresIncarnate WordJr.La Vernia, Texas DLJustin AlexandreIncarnate WordSr.Elmont, N.Y. APJuwan Petit-Frere2Southeastern LouisianaJr.Orlando, Fla. RBCarlos Blackman2Central ArkansasJr.Gosnell, Ark. RBRa’Quanne DickensIncarnate WordSr.Seminole, La. LBBJ BluntMcNeeseSr.New Orleans, La. OLEddie HoustonNichollsSr.Newton, Miss. RBBilly McCraryAbilene ChristianJr.Austin, Texas WRPhillip BaptistIncarnate WordSr.Fort Worth, Texas OLChandler ArceneauxNichollsSr.Bourg, La. OLBill WeberAbilene ChristianSr.Coppell, Texas OLHunter WattsCentral ArkansasJr.San Antonio, Texas DLDaniel CrosleyLamarJr.DeRidder, La. LBSilas StewartIncarnate WordSr.Wilmington, Del. Pos.NameSchoolClassHometown DLErick FowlerSam Houston StateJr.Austin, Texas LBAllen Pittman3NichollsJr.St. Rose, La. PKLorran Fonseca2NichollsSr.Hercules, Calif. FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Chase Fourcade headlines the 2018 Southland Conference All-Conference Football teams, announced by the league Tuesday. The Colonels’ quarterback is the Southland’s Player of the Year and is joined on the two all-conference teams by 14 of his teammates. The league’s yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Fourcade paced the conference in passing efficiency (148.5), throwing the league’s fewest interceptions (six) and completing 176 passes for 2,447 yards and 19 touchdowns to lead the Colonels to a conference co-championship. He added nine scores on the ground and rushed for 488 yards, which ranked second among quarterbacks in the league.The Metairie, La., native is one of seven superlative award winners announced Tuesday, along with Coach of the Year Eric Morris (Incarnate Word), Offensive Player of the Year Jazz Ferguson (Northwestern State) and Defensive Player of the Year BJ Blunt (McNeese). UIW quarterback Jon Copeland is the Freshman of the year, and Abilene Christian’s Billy McCrary and Lamar’s Jordan Hoy are co-Newcomers of the Year. Offensive Lineman of the Year is Lamar’s Garrett Bowery.A first-year head coach, Morris engineered an amazing turnaround in guiding the Cardinals to a regular-season co-championship after a 1-10 mark last season. UIW is in its second season of Division I competition and was picked to finish ninth in the conference preseason poll.Ferguson led the Southland and ranked top-10 nationally with 1,117 receiving yards and 13 touchdown catches, and he topped 100 yards on six occasions, including a 138-yard performance against Sam Houston State. The St. Francisville, La., native scored the most points of any wideout in the conference (82).A nightmare for opposing offenses, Blunt finished among the top-10 in the country in three categories: Sacks per game (1.1), solo tackles per game (6.0) and tackles for loss per game (2.0). He tallied 5.5 tackles for loss against Stephen F. Austin and compiled 20 total tackles against ACU, both of which are the third-most by an FCS player this season.Copeland played a vital role in UIW’s run to a share of the conference title and established himself as one of the top arms in the league, finishing as the conference leader in passing yards per game (298.4) and ranking third in total yards (2,984) and efficiency (137.3). McCrary averaged the most yards per carry in the conference (8.2) and found pay dirt 10 times through the air and on the ground.Hoy, a two-time Offensive Player of the Week, scored seven of his nine touchdowns and racked up 692 yards of total offense in two crucial road wins against SFA and UCA in place of Darrell Colbert Jr.Bowery, a first-team pick in his final season, paved the way for a Lamar rushing attack that led the conference and ranked 12th nationally in yards per game (250.3).Nicholls leads the way with 15 total all-conference selections, followed by Central Arkansas, UIW and Southeastern Louisiana each with seven. ACU, McNeese and SHSU each placed five on the all-league teams, and Lamar, NSU and SFA rounded out the list with three, two and one, respectively.In total, 12 honorees are returning all-Southland selections, led by three-time selections Chandler Arceneaux, Sully Laiche and Allen Pittman of Nicholls and SHSU’s Davion Davis and Nathan Stewart.All-Southland Conference teams are voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots.2018 Southland Conference Football Individual Superlative Winners 2018 Southland Conference Football Second Team All-Conference Defense DBAlize Ward2Stephen F. AustinJr.San Diego, Calif. DBKhristian MimsNichollsJr.Baton Rouge, La. WRJazz FergusonNorthwestern StateJr.St. Francisville, La. Honorable Mention: QB: Luke Anthony, Abilene Christian; Darrel Colbert Jr., Lamar; Shelton Eppler, Northwestern State; Bailey Zappe, Houston Baptist RB: Kierre Crossley, Central Arkansas; Darren Johnson, Southeastern Louisiana; Myles Wanza, Lamar. TE/HB: Case Robinson, Lamar. WR: Jakari Dillard, Central Arkansas; Kody Edwards, Incarnate Word; Damion Jeanpiere, Nicholls; Tamrick Pace, Stephen F. Austin; Jarreth Sterns, Houston Baptist; Cyron Sutton, McNeese; Jaylen Watson, Northwestern State. OL: Pat Allen, Southeastern Louisiana; Frank Boudreaux, Northwestern State; P.J. Burkhalter, Nicholls; Kade Parmelly, Abilene Christian; Tristan Wendt, Sam Houston State. AP: Ameer King, Incarnate Word. PK: Gunnar Raborn, McNeese. DL: Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, Southeastern Louisiana; Cole Burgess, Abilene Christian; Brandon Fontenot, Nicholls; Dedrick Garner, Lamar; Dante Hibbert, Abilene Christian; Obi Iheoma, Northwestern State; Jon Miller, Southeastern Louisiana; Darrius Montgomery, Incarnate Word; Ronald Ollie, Nicholls; Cody Roscoe, McNeese. LB: Chaston Brooks, Lamar; Mar’kel Cooks, Incarnate Word; Raphael Garner, Central Arkansas; Jack Gibbens, Abilene Christian; West Lambert, Incarnate Word; Langston Tunson, Houston Baptist. DB: Adrian Contreras, Sam Houston State; Adonis Davis, Abilene Christian; Trenton Gordon, Stephen F. Austin; Jackie Harvell, Central Arkansas; Aretavious Hendrix, Stephen F. Austin; Xavier Lewis, Southeastern Louisiana; Louis Otis, Incarnate Word; Malick Phillips, Incarnate Word; Rodney Randle, Lamar; Robert Rochelle, Central Arkansas. KR: Myles Ward, Northwestern State.last_img read more

Argentina, Brazil draw 1-1 in classic South American World Cup Qualifier

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP): Argentina and Brazil drew 1-1 in their much-awaited World Cup qualifier on Friday, with neither of the traditional South American powers able to secure the victory needed to kick-start their slow start to the 2018 qualifying campaign. Ezequiel Lavezzi scored in the 34th minute for Argentina, but Lucas Lima levelled in the 59th to disappoint a sellout crowd at River Plate’s Monumental Stadium in the Argentine capital. Argentina, the World Cup runners-up last year in Brazil, have only two points from three qualifying games. They played on Friday without three injured stars – Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez – and it showed. Brazil have four points from three games. they had Neymar back from a four-game ban, but continued to struggle with pressure mounting on coach Dunga and Argentina’s Gerardo Martino. Ecuador lead South American qualifying with a perfect nine points, followed by Chile with seven and Uruguay with six. Peru recorded their first points of the campaign after two losses by winning 1-0 at home against Paraguay. Jefferson Farfan scored the sole goal in the 20th minute and the hosts held on in a match they could not afford to lose if they were to challenge for the top four spots which yield World Cup berths. The classic showdown between South America’s traditional powers was delayed a day when torrential rain in Buenos Aires prompted officials to call off the match before it began on Thursday. Friday’s match began with a minute of silence for the scores killed in Friday’s shootings and explosions in Paris. Lavezzi broke through as Argentina dominated the first half, lashing in a short-range shot from a perfect cross from the right side by Gonzalo Higuain. It was Argentina’s first goal in three World Cup qualifiers. The goal came after Argentina dominated the first half with Ever Banega, Angel Di Maria and Facundo Roncaglia testing Brazil keeper Alisson with early chances. Neymar hardly touched the ball in the first half and was ineffective when he did. Brazil had few chances and seldom mounted an attack, though they pressed and were better in the second half. Banega should have put Argentina ahead 2-0, but hit the post in the 47th with an open goal facing him. Brazil capitalised on that reprieve and scored when Lima knocked in a ball that bounced to him after Douglas Costa had hit the crossbar. Argentina probably had the best chance to win late when Nicolas Otamendi’s headed a ball just wide of the near post in the 86th. In the next round of qualifiers on Tuesday, it’s: Colombia vs Argentina, Venezuela vs Ecuador, Paraguay vs Bolivia, Uruguay vs Chile, and Brazil vs Peru.last_img read more