CCU seeks revenge on Ga. Southern


first_img Associated Press February 12, 2020 STEPPING UP: Georgia Southern’s Ike Smith has averaged 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds while Quan Jackson has put up 13 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 steals. For the Chanticleers, DeVante’ Jones has averaged 16.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists while Tommy Burton has put up 11.4 points and 7.2 rebounds.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Jones has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Coastal Carolina field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has 33 field goals and 20 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Coastal Carolina is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 68 points and 13-3 when scoring at least 68.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Eagles are 10-0 when they hold opposing teams to 70 points or fewer and 5-10 when opponents exceed 70 points. The Chanticleers are 5-0 when turning the ball over 11 times or fewer and 8-12 when the team exceeds that total.DID YOU KNOW: Georgia Southern has made 8.7 3-pointers per game this season, which is most among Sun Belt teams. CCU seeks revenge on Ga. Southerncenter_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCoastal Carolina (13-12, 6-8) vs. Georgia Southern (15-10, 9-5)W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Coastal Carolina seeks revenge on Georgia Southern after dropping the first matchup in Conway. The teams last went at it on Jan. 2, when Coastal Carolina made only five 3-pointers on 21 attempts while the Eagles went 15 for 38 behind the arc on the way to a three-point victory.last_img read more

Ruiz Denies Saudi Arabia Rematch with Anthony Joshua


first_imgRuiz stunned Joshua – who was a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers – at New York’s Madison Square Garden on 1 June.In doing so, he walked away with the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles, becoming Mexico’s first world champion in the division.Joshua, 29, took up his right to a rematch and promoter Hearn has repeatedly pointed to Ruiz being signed to fight as a result of the fact a rematch clause was part of the first fight’s contract.Hearn has said Joshua’s team contractually only need to let Ruiz “know the time, date and venue” and says the champion could face legal proceedings if the fight does not happen.Organisers in Saudi Arabia have put forward a reported fee of $40m (£33m) to host the event but there has been criticism of taking a fight of such magnitude there given the country’s human rights record.Human rights organisation Amnesty International has said the move provides “opportunity for the Saudi authorities to try to ‘sportswash’ their severely tarnished image”.Ruiz is again a bookmakers’ underdog for the repeat fixture but since his shock seventh-round stoppage win has stated Joshua is “not good at boxing”.Asked on Wednesday about facing Joshua again, he said: “I think he will want to run a little longer, move, but he is too big, he has many muscles and it will be very difficult for him.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Insists on fight taking place in New YorkUnified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has said that he has not signed to fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia and hopes their rematch is in New York.A 7 December rematch in Saudi Arabia was announced on Friday and Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told a a news conference on Monday it was signed.Ruiz did not speak or post about the bout on social media until Wednesday.The 29-year-old told ESPN in Mexico: “I have not signed anything yet, we are negotiating everything.”Asked about a Saudi Arabia contest he said: “They want to do it there but we have to see where we negotiate with my team. I would like it in New York again.”last_img read more

ITV Racing nets late Thurles Ireland broadcast


first_img Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Share Submit Updating stakeholders, ITV Racing has confirmed that it has secured a last minute deal which will see it broadcast this Saturday’s Irish horse-racing event in Thurles.The announcement follows on from news that Horseracing Ireland (HRI) would continue its race fixtures behind closed doors for the foreseeable future amidst the coronavirus pandemic.The company will broadcast five races on ITV4 with the show being presented by Ed Chamberlin alongside a small team in order to comply with government regulations.Regarding the decision to continue the races, an HRI spokesperson stated: “The decision is motivated by the need to maintain employment and incomes for people working in the industry, and on the basis of being able to achieve and maintain all HSE (Health Service Executive) advice and instructions.”The news will also be a welcome boost to bookmakers and punters as the betting industry has struggled to adapt to the lack of live-sport offerings.Simon Clare, Ladbrokes Coral PR director, explained: “This is really good news from ITV Racing for all racing fans, bookmakers, and anyone who enjoys a flutter on a Saturday afternoon, as in the absence of any other major sports and football, or UK racing, this live broadcast of Thurles will be like an oasis in the desert.“These are unprecedented, worrying times, and the impact and seriousness goes way beyond the world of racing and betting, but the importance of keeping at least some of the show on the road through these dark times cannot be underestimated, to provide entertainment to many people and keep business ticking over.”It has yet to be announced whether after this weekend’s events HRI will follow in the footsteps of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA), one of ITV Racing’s primary customers, when the authority suspended all events due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Sharelast_img read more

FAVORED PAINTING CORNERS ROMPS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS IN $75,000 MIZDIRECTION STAKES


first_imgFAVORED PAINTING CORNERS ROMPS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS IN $75,000 MIZDIRECTION STAKES AS TALAMO & MILLER COMBINE FOR FIVE FURLONG TURF VICTORY IN 56.30 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2019)–Breaking sharply from the rail, heavily favored Painting Corners was never out of the strike zone on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she rolled to an impressive gate to wire score in the $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes, which was run at five furlongs on grass.  Ridden for the first time by Joe Talamo and trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Pleasant Strike won by 1 ½ lengths while getting the distance in 56.30.“She broke sharp and took it to ’em,” said Talamo.  “She’s very quick out of the gate and we got a little breather there around the turn.  She could feel Bejarano’s filly (third place finisher Go On Mary) on her outside, but when we straightened up, she switched leads and we were gone.”Most recently fourth, beaten 6 ½ furlongs by her highly accomplished stablemate Belvoir Bay in the five furlong turf Wishing Well Stakes Feb. 16, Painting Corners was off at 4-5 in a field of five older fillies and mares and paid $3.60, $2.20 and $2.10.“Joe rode a very smart race,” said Miller.  “She doesn’t like to be on the rail much, but he broke sharp and he just went on with it…He cut the corner and saved something for the stretch, so great ride by Joe and the whole team did a great job with this filly…She might go to Kentucky and we’re even thinking about the Monrovia (Grade II, 6 ½ furlongs hillside turf on May 26).”Owned by Altamira Racing Stable and Slam Dunk Racing, Painting Corners, in her first stakes victory, picked up $46,500 for her efforts, increasing her earnings to $265,227.  Out of the Gimmeawink mare Adorable Heidi, Painting Corners is now 18-6-2-4 overall.Next to last, about six lengths off the lead heading into the far turn, English-bred Poster Girl leveled nicely late and outran Go On Mary for the place by 1 ¼ lengths.  Ridden by Evin Roman, Poster Girl was off at 9-2 and paid $3.00 and $2.20.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Go Mary tried to press the winner early and paid the price, as she tired through the drive to finish third by 2 ¾ lengths over Algorhythmic.  Off at 9-5, Go On Mary paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.18 and 44.21.last_img read more