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Baseball: Feb. 21 Scoreboard

first_imgThe last time that the Pokes were shut out in consecutive games occurred nearly 23 years ago when Southwest Texas accomplished the feat in a doubleheader against McNeese on April 18, 1992. Johnson earned the win, scattering one unearned run and three hits over seven innings of work. The junior from Salina, Oklahoma, walked three and fanned a pair of batters. Hammerly was tagged with the loss. Zach Hobbs (0-1) took the loss for UTA (3-4), allowing a run on three hits in 1.2 innings. Starter Reid Petty allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk in 4.0 innings. Daniel James shut the Huskies out over the final 3.1 innings, allowing two hits with a pair of strikeouts. Because the contest officially ended in a tie, neither pitcher received a decision. The Cardinals will continue the Irish Alamo Invitational on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. against Villanova at Wolff Stadium. After 14 straight scoreless innings to start the weekend, designated hitter Dylan Ebbs and third baseman Jake MacWilliam got the Bearkats on the board in the sixth inning of game one. Center fielder Colt Atwood led off the inning with a single and first baseman Spence Rahm walked with one out. – Return to top – UIW 7, Villanova 4SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Garret Cooper (Round Rock/McNeil HS) pitched eight innings of one run baseball to lead the Cardinals to a 8-1 win over Northwestern University on Friday night at Wolff Stadium in the Irish Alamo Invitational. Belicek tossed seven innings, allowing five runs and striking out six. Nolan Holland shut out the Tigers (6-1) during their final two outings, striking out two in the process. – Return to top – The Privateers added another run in the third as Coco came up and provided a key two-out hit, lacing a single past the left side of the infield. Ryan Calloway scored on the play and the Privateers quickly jumped to a 3-0 lead after three innings. The game can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM, online and either the KSLU or TuneIn Radio smartphone apps. Fans can keep up with the tournament through live statistics or by following SLUathletics on Twitter. Links for audio and stats are available on the baseball schedule page at Byers, Crites, Midyett and Julian Service each picked up a pair of hits. Byers joined Cuccia in plating three runs. Crites drove in a pair. Houston Baptist 2, UT Arlington 1ARLINGTON, Texas – HBU junior lefthander Matthew McCollough hurled his first complete game and struck out a career-high 10 as the Huskies claimed a 2-1 victory over UT Arlington in the UTA Hilton Invitational Saturday night at Clay Gould Ballpark. Missouri 5, A&M-Corpus Christi 1                  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Kyle Danford hit the first home run of the year for the Islanders, but it was not enough as Missouri picked up a 5-1 win to give A&M-Corpus Christi its first loss of the season. Senior Trevor Belicek suffered the loss while Tanner Houck picked up the victory for the Tigers. Eric Foshee (1-1), who pitched in the second game of the Saturday doubleheader, was lights out in his second career start, and worked six innings of shutout, one-hit baseball. He did not walk a batter and struck out two. Will Hibbs (1-0) allowed earned one run in five innings of work in the first game; he gave up four hits and four runs and struck out seven. The Boilermakers appeared to be out of the inning but the center fielder dropped a pop up that would have been the third out of the inning. Two Bearkat runs came in to score on the play and extend the lead to 6-2. From there, Lamar would score one run every inning until the game ended. Santana scored in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly from Mason Salazar, Eckols in the sixth inning on a double to left center from van der Meer, Brendan Satran-who pinch ran for McDowell- scored in the seventh on a single to right field from Moore and Jake Nash- who pinch ran for Provost- scored in the eighth on a single to left field from Satran. Kalousdian led off the third inning with a double to centerfield, and again Hibbs was very close to getting out of the jam with a groundout and popup, but MC timely hitting scored him and later scored Mikey Miranda who tripled after the popup. Lamar answered in the bottom of the third inning with a lead of walk from CJ Moore followed by Justin Eckols getting pegged by a pitch from Jasper starter Joe Jacques (0-1), who pitched only four innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits and a walk. The second game was not near as complicated, but all started with a controversial play in the fourth frame. With no score and van der Meer at third base and two out, Kyle Markum lined one down the third base line that fielder Michael Pfenninger was able to corral throw out Markum. McCollough (2-0) allowed one run on six hits and did not give up a walk. He surpassed his previous high of eight strikeouts, which came last Saturday against Prairie View A&M. – Return to top – Senior reliever Cory LaPeze entered the game in the eighth inning and tossed a scoreless inning while senior Tyler Erickson and sophomore Collin Kober shared the final scoreless and hitless frame. For updates throughout the season be sure to follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and Facebook (Islanders Baseball). Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Islanders Front Row App at Texas-Pan American 5, Abilene Christian3 EDINBURG, Texas – The ACU baseball team fell to 0-5 on the season Saturday night as Texas-Pan American freshman pitcher Ryan Jackson silenced the Wildcat offense in a 5-3 Bronc victory at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.The Wildcats will try to get their first win of the season Sunday at 9:30 a.m. when the teams complete the three-game series. The game was originally scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, but was moved up several hours to try and get ACU on the road before anticipated poor weather hits the Abilene area.Jackson  – 1-1 and the reigning Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week – pitched 6 2/3 innings, striking out four while allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits. For the second straight start, he did not issue a walk.The Broncs (4-2) gave Jackson all of the support he needed in the third. Senior Jesus Garcia drew a one-out walk from ACU starting pitcher Joe Gawrieh and scored on a triple by Manny Loredo. After Victor Garcia Jr. was intentionally walked to set up a double play, a passed ball by ACU catcher Alex Copeland allowed Loredo to score to make it 2-0.Jacob Huckabay and Cole Loncar then followed with singles to make it 3-0 before Logan Landon singled to load the bases. One out later, Correy Davis hit a ground ball to freshman third Brayden Gomez, who fielded the ball, but threw high and over first baseman Russell Crippen for an error that allowed two runs to score to make it 5-0.The Wildcats scored their only runs against Jackson in the seventh as they were able to cut their deficit to 5-2. Colton Hall got it started with a leadoff home run to right field to make it 5-1. After Russell Crippen popped out, Heath Beasley reached on an error and went to third on a Kyle Carroll double that chased Jackson from the game. Beasley immediately scored on a wild pitch thrown by Johnny Gonzalez to make it 5-2. But after issuing a walk to Tyler Eager, Gonzalez retired pinch-hitter Garrett Hale on a line out to centerfield.Trailinig 5-2 going to the ninth, UTPA closer Andrew Padron came on and got Copeland to ground out to shortstop to lead off the inning before giving up a solo home run to Crippen, making the score 5-3. But Padron needed just four more pitches to retire Beasley and Carroll to end the game and earn his second save.Gawrieh – one of four ACU pitchers in the game – was tagged with the loss as he falls to 0-1. Nate Cole again pitched well in relief, giving up just three hits and one unearned run in 3 2/3 innings of work. Weather permitting, Nicholls will take on Troy at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday before returning to Louisiana for a battle with Southern University at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Baton Rouge. Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on KNSU 91.5 FM and air on Cox Sports Television. One of the risks taken was well worth it as senior outfielder Andrew Guillotte collected his 60th career stolen base, allowing him to pass Lee Orr for fifth place on the all-time stolen bases list. Guillotte now needs two more to pass Jason Alleman for fourth place. Right fielder Case Muson delivered for Mizzou in the seventh, blasting a high-flying homer to left field, scoring Zach Lavy who reached on a single earlier in the inning to make it 5-1. In the second game the Kats allowed three runs in the top of the ninth to lose 9-7. Van der Meer led the charge with four hits in 10 tries with three runs scored and three knocked in. Markum had four runs scored and three driven in on a 3-for-10 day. Reed Seeley was 5-of-9 on the night with a run scored and driven in. Chris Kalousdian reached first base on a leadoff Cardinal error and stole second before Jose Carrera drew a walk to put Jaspers on first and second with no outs. Hibbs almost worked out of the jam with a punch out and groundout, but Joe McClennan punched a two-out single to right field and knocked in both base runners. UTA tied it up in the third when Tate led off with a double, then Hollie striped a two-out triple down the rightfield line. UM’s Jack Ring started the ballgame on base via a hit-by-pitch before advancing to second on a wild pitch. Brett Peel then doubled in the next at bat to put both Ring and himself in scoring position. Two batters later, Ryan Howard doubled and scored both runners to give the Tigers the early advantage. Kingsley (1-1) threw the longest outing of any McNeese pitcher so far this season as he registered another quality start after having gave up just four hits and two walks along with an unearned run. He fell three strikeouts short of his career high with eight punch-outs on the day. In the second game the Kats jumped out to a 7-2 lead before allowing three runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth and three more in the ninth. Manhattan (0-4) used an early error in the first inning to jump up 2-0 and then scored another couple of runs in the third frame to take a 4-0 lead. The Lions responded with three runs in the bottom half of the first. Huskies’ starting pitcher Brandon Hammerly (1-1) issued back-to-back two-out walks to Daniel Midyett and Kevin Carr. Crites singled up the middle, driving in Midyett to tie the game. Carr took third base, and Crites followed him into second, after HBU center fielder Zach Nehrir misplayed the ball. Ryan Byers singled up the middle to drive in both Carr and Crites. Saenz singled past the shortstop with one out in the sixth, but was forced out at second when Alvarez reached on a fielder’s choice. After an infield single by Monsour, Morones ripped a doubled to leftcenter to put HBU ahead, 2-1. The Cardinals’ (3-3) biggest inning offensively was the third inning when they scored four runs. After the first two Cardinal hitters were retired, Matt Morris (Scottsdale, AZ/Saguaro HS) worked a two-out walk and Jesse Hoover (Marion/Marion HS) followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Austin Hoffman (Goodyear, AZ/Millennium HS) then hit a single to center field to bring in Morris.  Ethan McGill (Penn Valley, CA/Nevada Union HS) brought in two runs with a double down the left field line and Christian Divelbiss (Yuba City/Yuba City HS) capped the two out rally with an RBI single through the left side. Johnson walked to lead off the fourth, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and advanced to third on a throwing error. He then scored on a wild pitch for the Bearkats seventh run of the game. Shortstop Miles Manning walked to lead off the bottom of the second and was sacrificed to second base. The junior transfer then stole third base and scored on an infield single by Colt Atwood to make it 3-0. The Tigers scored another run in the fourth, when Brett Bond delivered one of Mizzou’s two homers of the game. Bradley scored the only run of the game in the second inning as first baseman Paul Solka’s leadoff single turned into an advance on a sac bunt followed by a McNeese error that helped him reach third. On the next play a passed ball abled Solka to score at home and give the Braves a one run lead that would never be relinquished. Lion starting pitcher Jake Johnson (2-0) walked the right fielder Thomas Clay to open the game. Following a throwing error by shortstop Carson Crites, Clay scored on a ground out by HBU third baseman Curtis Jones. The Cowboys only managed five hits in the game as Bradley’s starter, Steve Adkins, tossed 6.0 innings, giving only four hits and two walks along with four strikeouts. A pair of Braves relievers limited McNeese to just one hit and a walk in the final three innings. Sam Houston went right to work in the second game of the double header. Right fielder Travis Lee was hit by the first pitch of the game, moved to second on a groundout and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Bryce Johnson dropped a bloop single into shallow right field to score Lee from third base. Reed Mason went five innings for the Wildcats and took the loss on the mound. Justin Yoss finished the game with three innings of work and giving up only one run. Big Red used three pitchers in the last three innings of the contest. Enrique Oquendo worked on frame and gave up a hit and had one strikeout. Joe Farley pitched an inning and struck out the side, and Derek Wade finished it off with one walk allowed. Billy Love made his first appearance on the bump for Lamar and pitched two hitless innings and struck out three. Galen Andrews finished the game with three runs allowed in two innings on three hits and two walks. The Lions scored six more runs in the seventh, the final three crossing the plate on a home run of the bat of Cuccia. It was the first collegiate homer for the freshman from Slidell, Louisiana. Lamar 11, Manhattan 7 & Lamar 12, Manhattan 0BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar baseball team used 11-7 and 12-0 wins on Saturday to complete the four-game sweep of Manhattan in another gusty day a Vincent-Beck Field in nonconference action. Nicholls 1, Southern Miss 1 PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Nicholls State University baseball team was forced to end its game with Southern Miss in a 1-1 draw on Saturday night after over an hour of weather delay. James McMahon threw six innings, surrendering one run on two hits with eight strikeouts. Houck had a no hitter going all the way to the sixth inning before Casey Thomas beat out an infield single on a liner to third base. Thomas finished with two hits in the game. Eric Tate went 2-for-3 with a double and scored the Mavericks only run. Christian Hollie had a triple and drove in UTA’s run. The Boilermakers tied the game up 2-2 in the seventh after reliever Juan Cortina allowed a one-out double to score on a single to left center. Alex Bisacca came out of the bullpen and gave up a single to load the bases but Miles Manning made a great play at shortstop to get out of the inning and keep the score 2-2. The Kats kept the inning going with two outs. After first baseman Spence Rahm lined a single into right-center field, third baseman Ryan Brinley smoked a liner into center field that scored Johnson from third to make the score 2-0. Trevor Hardee (Alvord/Alvord HS) came in to relief Cooper in the ninth and completed a perfect inning with a strikeout and needed only nine pitches to retire the side.center_img – Return to top – The Cardinals will be on the road for the first time in 2015 when they travel to Texas Pan-American for a three-game set that starts on Friday. Southeastern added an unearned run in the fourth. Catcher Nico Cuccia reached on a one-out fielding error by HBU shortstop Louie Payetta, one of his three miscues in the game. After moving up to second on a ground out, pinch hitter Brooks Morse singled Cuccia to third. Cuccia would swipe home as part of a delayed double steal attempt. Bradley 1, McNeese State 0LAKE CHARLES, La. – Junior hurler Bryce Kingsley turned in another solid performance on the mound, churning out seven solid innings of one-run baseball, but the McNeese State baseball team was unable to get anything going and dropped a 1-0 decision to Bradley on Saturday at Cowboy Diamond. For the second straight game Sam Houston was beaten on a walk-off. Purdue used a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th inning to top Sam Houston 4-3 in the first game of the doubleheader. The islanders stranded six runners on the night, compared to the Tigers’ three. From there the flood gates opened for a six-run inning that started with van der Meer’s score on the play. Santana followed Markum with a walk, and was followed by five-straight singles from McDowell, Nash, Sullivan, Moore and van der Meer. The Mavericks threatened to tie the game in ninth as Travis Sibley led off with a single and RJ Williams smacked a two-out single up the middle to put the tying run in scoring position. McCollough regrouped and struck out Darien McLemore on three pitches to end the game. Southeastern’s final game of the tournament, against Michigan State (2-2), has been moved up an hour because of impending bad weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. First pitch against the Spartans is now scheduled for Sunday at 10 a.m. at Clay Gould Ballpark. Four different Pokes recorded hits in the game including junior Lewis Guilbeau who collected his second multiple hit game on the season with a 2-for-2 performance at the plate. Seniors James Cantu and Connor Lloyd as well as junior Connor Crane each got a hit in the game. PU decided to go to the bullpen and Ebbs greeted reliever Shane Bryant with an RBI single up the middle. MacWilliam followed with an RBI single to center field to make the score 2-0. Junior second baseman Justin Monsour went 2-for-3 and added a sacrifice bunt for the Huskies (5-2), while junior designated hitter Austin Saenz went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Senior third baseman Curtis Jones went 2-for-5 and junior leftfielder Brandon Morones doubled and drove in the game-winning run. Including both games on Saturday, the Cardinals (6-2) scored 39 runs and only allowed nine, even though winds continued to gust in to hitters throughout the two days, four games. Southeastern La. 10, Houston Baptist 4Lamar 11, Manhattan 7 & Lamar 12, Manhattan 0New Orleans 4, Southern 1UIW 7, Villanova 4Houston Baptist 2, UT Arlington 1Bradley 1, McNeese State 0Purdue 4, Sam Houston State 3 & Purdue 9, Sam Houston State 7Missouri 5, A&M-Corpus Christi 1                  Texas-Pan American 5, Abilene Christian 3 Nicholls 1, Southern Miss 1 Ryan Brinley took the loss in both games. He allowed runs in relief for the first time in his SHSU career. Saenz and junior first baseman Andrew Alvarez led off the second with back-to-back singles, then Monsour moved them up with a sacrifice bunt. After Morones struck out, senior rightfielder Thomas Clay reached on an error, which allowed Saenz to score and give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. Purdue 4, Sam Houston State 3 & Purdue 9, Sam Houston State 7CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Bearkats dropped two more heartbreakers as they were swept in a doubleheader against Purdue Saturday at Whataburger Field in the Kleberg Bank College Classic. Smith picked up his first win of the season, going five innings and striking out five batters. The bullpen, which used three pitchers on the night, combined to hold Southern to three hits in the last four innings to preserve the victory. New Orleans 4, Southern 1NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (3-3) got early offense including their first home run of the season in a 4-1 win over the Southern Jaguars (0-2) on Saturday evening at Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark. With the tying run aboard and runners on the corners, Seth Laigast entered with one out. An unsuccessful bunt attempt kept the lead runner at third and Laigast followed by getting a line out off the bat of Jose De La Torre to get out of the jam. Purdue got a run back in the next half inning. The Boilermakers started the frame with a walk and a double to put runners at second and third with no outs. After a strikeout, Purdue broke up the shutout with a sacrifice fly to center field. A&M-Corpus Christi had their shot though in the fourth. With Jordan Lee reaching base after being hit-by-pitch to leadoff, and Tyler Ware drawing a five-pitch walk, the Islanders were primed to put pressure on Houck, who had retired the last nine Islanders he saw prior to the inning. After falling behind in the count early, Danford sent a sharp liner right at the center fielder who made a great play on the ball to record the second out. Frankie Salas, in the next at bat, lined a rocket into right center but the wind pushed the ball toward Ring who made the catch to end the threat. – Return to top – Knight led Nicholls offensively, going 1-for-3 with an RBI. Morales registered the only run for the Colonels. R.J. Watters collected the only RBI for the Wildcats (0-5) with a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning. Reid Hunter had a good night for Northwestern with two hits, a run and a walk while Zach Jones added two hits and walk. Designated hitter Hayden Simerly walked to lead off the bottom of the third and went to second on a balk. With two outs catcher Collin Yelich legged out an infield single and the throw went wild, allowing Simerly to score from second base. Markum scored again in the fifth inning to make it 7-0 on a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Sullivan, and Satran scored a run in the seventh on a double down the right field line from McDowell. – Return to top – Starter, Alex Smith coasted through the early going and got out of some tough situations in his time on the hill, delivering five innings and allowing just one unearned run. The Privateers went to the pen, which had to get out of a tough spot in the seventh. The Jaguars got their only run on a two-out opposite field single from Marcus Tomlin. The Privateers added a little more insurance in the eighth inning. After Coco reached on a fielder’s choice, Santana lined a double to the gap in left-center that scored Coco making it 4-1. Laigast allowed a two-out base runner, but finished it off by inducing a fly out and recording a 2.2 inning save. Jonathan Santana got the scoring started in the third inning for the Privateers. After Jonathan Coco coaxed a lead-off walk, Santana came up and hit a towering shot to deep right to clear the bases for New Orleans’ first home run of the season and a 2-0 lead. Seth Holbert tossed two scoreless innings of relief to keep the Bearkats in front of the Boilermakers. Cooper scattered nine hits, three walks and one earned run while striking out three in his second win of the season. He pitched seven innings in his win against Northeastern last weekend. Borne tossed seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and fanned five Southern Miss batters. The Huskies return to action when they travel to face No. 15 Texas A&M Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas. The audio broadcast can be heard on, beginning with the pregame show at 6:20.   – Return to top – While the field was clearing, the umpiring crew convened and decided that the throw pulled first baseman Vin Teixeria, who was laying on the ground to catch Pfenninger’s toss, off the bag. Durst went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Golden Eagle offense and Barron scored one run for the squad. Van der Meer rolled over a pitch and reached on a fielder’s choice, which put Cardinals on first and third with one out before Reed Seeley singled through the right side to score Moore. Two batters later both van der Meer and Seeley scored on a two-out double to left field by Kyle Markum. Markum tied the game with his run on a single and error in Kevin Santana’s at-bat. The Cardinals used five hits from Markum, Satran, Seeley, Sullivan and Joe Arechiga and two walks to Nash and van der Meer to push across four more runs in the eighth inning. The Cowboys got runners on base in seven of the nine innings during the second game of the weekend bout but were unable to capitalize on a big play to drive in their first run in nearly 19 innings of baseball. Big Red poured on three more runs in the fourth inning on a three-run double from Brandon Provost. He scored Moore, who reached on a single, Eckols, fielders’ choice, and van der Meer, single. The Islanders will wrap up the Kleberg Bank College Classic Sunday when they take on Sam Houston State in nonconference action. The Islanders and Bearkats are schedule to start at 3 p.m. at Whataburger Field. – Return to top – Bisacca would then retire the next 13 batters he would face. He tossed 4 1/3 innings and allowed just one hit. He struck out two batters and didn’t issue any walks. Southeastern La. 10, Houston Baptist 4ARLINGTON, Texas – The Southeastern Louisiana baseball team rebounded from a tough pair of games with a 10-4 non-conference win Saturday over fellow Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist at the UTA Hilton Invitational. Sam Houston will play one final game in the tournament, against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Southeastern (5-2) had dropped its last two games coming into Saturday’s contest, including its first game of the tournament. HBU (4-2) looked to continue the string, scoring an unearned run in the first inning. The Golden Eagles (3-3-1) got on the board early when Matt Durst notched a single to center field, bringing Connor Barron home in the top of the first inning. The Colonels (4-1-1) answered in the third frame when Darius Knight singled to center, scoring Joey Morales. The two teams battled through three scoreless innings before Mother Nature took a stranglehold on the contest. In the top of the seventh, Grant Borne tagged Chuckie Robinson in a rundown after a pickoff attempt, earning the first out of the inning. Borne proceeded to strike out the next two Golden Eagle batters. On the final pitch of the inning, with rain streaming down on the field, Breck Kline struck out swinging, lost his grip on his bat in mid-swing and sent it flying into the stands narrowly missing two spectators. Moments later the game was postponed and eventually called after rain continued to pour onto the field. – Return to top – Due to the threat of inclement weather on Sunday, the weekend series finale has been pushed up with first pitch slated for noon. The game will be featured on Cajun Radio-1470 AM in Lake Charles and online at Tom Hoefer will provide the call for the game.  Fans can keep up with in-game updates and other information by logging on to Twitter @McNeeseBaseball. Next up for the Privateers is the first of a home-and-home against Tulane on Tuesday night at Maestri Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. Junior left-hander Kyle Cedotal (1-0, 1.29) draws the starting nod for Southeastern against Michigan State left-hander Anthony Misiewicz (0-0, 0.00). – Return to top – Hoover, McGill and Will Triebes (Pflugerville/Hendrickson HS) all collected two hits apiece while McGill, Hoffman and Morris brought in two runs each. Leadoff hitter, Mark Whitehead (San Antonio/Johnson HS) did his job well by getting on base four times in five plate appearances. He got a hit, walked twice and scored two runs for UIW. Missouri was about as efficient of a team could have been against Belicek, picking up five base hits and scoring five runs. Mizzou lit up the scoreboard early, scoring two in the first inning of play.last_img read more

ONE: Late replacement Donayre braces for fight of his life vs Khan

first_img“That’s the only advantage he has. His preparation and his team. He’s with a good team ever since. But I think I’ve got edge on the ground—an advantage. And he hasn’t been tested,” he said. “Like what I’ve told everyone, this is gonna be his test and this is gonna be my stand. Three losses and no wins? Come on, man. I gotta do something. So this is is my stand and his test.”“I think [my biggest advantage is] gonna be on the grappling. I’m gonna exploit that. I’m gonna exploit his jiu jitsu game,” said Donayre, a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. “I know he’s gonna throw a lot of kicks, which is good for me, because if you throw one, one leg’s on the floor and I’m gonna go for that.”Donayre has dropped five of his last six fights and at this stage of his career, he can’t afford another setback.He considers his bout with Khan as his final stand if he winds up on the losing end anew.That, though, remains a big if. After hearing his opponent predicting a first round victory, Donayre found more reasons to go all out.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino fighter Vaughn Donayre, right, stands eye-to-eye with Singaporean Amir Khan during the ONE: Defending Honor: Official Face-off at Clark Quay in Singapore. Photo from ONE Championship’s Facebook accountDespite having limited time to prepare, Filipino bet Vaughn Donayre is confident he will emerge victorious against hometown fighter Amir Khan.Donayre was added into the ONE: Defending Honor as a late replacement for the injured Samir Mrabet.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Ravena makes it to Texas Legends as ‘developmental player’ EDITORS’ PICK Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View comments 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol towncenter_img As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise We are young Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine “He already talked s**t saying he’s gonna knock me in the first round. A former world champion couldn’t do that to me. I almost knocked him out twice!” said Donayre, referring to his countryman Honorio Banario whom he lost to by unanimous decision last April. “He (Khan) is not gonna do that to me. If he’s not gonna do that, I’ll do that to him.”“He walks like a gangster. He’s gonna be in for a rude awakening. For me, this is just not about winning. Like I said this is my stand. This is gonna be the fight of my life.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PH among economies most vulnerable to virus The 37-year-old Donayre, a Cebuano who is based in Dubai, was only called up a week ago but had no second thoughts in seizing the opportunity.“I was actually ready for combat, but not just MMA. So when I got the call, I was on weight, and I was already training—specific, jiu jitsu. So when I talked to my coaches, they said, “You ready?” and we went for it,” Donayre said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentDonayre said the only edge Khan has over him is that he will come into the fight more prepared.Other than that, Donayre stressed he’s the better fighter especially when the bout is taken to the ground. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

First start this season morale booster for UP veteran spiker Marian Buitre

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines needed someone to fill in for the injured Isa Molde and veteran spiker Marian Buitre was more than up to the task.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Read Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It feels good to be back! Coming in from the bench for the first round and a few games in the second round, this game is a morale booster for me,” said Buitre.The veteran hitter added that she hopes she could get a better game in the future after her performance against UE set her career-high in points.“I was trying hard to get my momentum and this was a morale booster for me,” said Buitre in Filipino. ” I hope I can score more in the future.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Molde was averaging 12.8 points before she sprained her left ankle in the Lady Maroons’ three-set loss to Ateneo in the previous game, and Buitre, who had to ride the bench in favor of Molde and Diana Carlos, dutifully stepped up.Buitre was sensational in her first start this season, scoring 19 points to lead the Lady Maroons to a tight win over the Lady Warriors’ 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 24-26, 15-11 where she more than made up for Molde’s per-game average.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“My mindset coming to the game, like I said in my previous interviews, is that I’m always there when they need me,” said Buitre. “I won’t leave and the coaches always tell us that whoever we’re going to face we have to treat that game as a championship game. So that’s my mindset for every game, not just this one.”Buitre was also key in UP’s fifth set run scoring two straight point that gave the Lady Maroons a 9-5 lead helping them establish their buffer in the final period. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far PBA D-League: Metropac-San Beda gets back to back, routs Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgPagunsan rules ICTSI NegrosBACOLOD—Juvic Pagunsan swept the Bacolod legs of the Philippine Golf Tour’s Visayan swing in emphatic fashion, beating James Ryan Lam by four with a 69 and retaining the ICTSI Negros Occidental Classic crown here on Saturday. Pagunsan shrugged off an early pressure from Nilo Salahog and a brief challenge from Lam, finishing with three birdies against two bogeys and winning by a big margin despite churning out his “worst” round in four days after a pair of 66s and a 68 for an 11-under 269. Salahog, brilliant in the third round with a 65, fumbled with a 73 this time, enabling Lam to snatch runner-up honors at 273 after a 69.ADVERTISEMENT 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Cabahug shines for SharksIn a game where both teams struggled with their shooting, a fit-again Patrick Cabahug proved to be the exception—and that was enough for the Cebu Sharks. Cleared to play just three weeks ago after rehabbing his ankle injury for three months, the Cebuana sniper made the biggest impact as the Sharks notched their first win at the expense of Marikina Shoemasters, 50-42, Friday night in the MPBL Lakan Season at Marist School Gym in Marikina. The former Adamson standout fired 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting for the Sharks, who held the Shoemasters to just 23 percent shooting for the lowest output in league history. Marikina was held to just 13 points in the first half. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRavena relishing return to active dutyKiefer Ravena is making everyone take notice about his looming return to basketball. The 25-year-old guard, who was suspended by Fiba for 18 months after testing positive for banned substances under the World Anti-Doping Agency, said the ban has toughened him physically and mentally. “485 out of 487 days. People will never understand what I went through. This experience has made me tougher, hungrier and a lot wiser,” Ravena posted on Twitter (See complete tweets above). Ravena’s suspension will be lifted in August but he can start practicing with NLEX in the PBA and the national team on June 24. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NET Resolute Marc Pingris has triumphant return for Magnolia after long layoff Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks LATEST STORIES MOST READ Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more


first_imgStory Links University of Toronto football players Jamal Johnson and Clay Sequeira have been selected to represent the Varsity Blues at the 2019 East West Bowl next Saturday, May 11 at Carleton University in Ottawa.This year’s game marks the first time the annual event will be held in the nation’s capital. The 17th annual top prospects game showcases the next generation of CFL stars heading into their draft years. The game will feature a sideline rematch of the last two Vanier Cup games, as Glen Constantin of Laval and Greg Marshall of Western will be behind the two benches.A third-year defensive back from Toronto, Johnson dressed and started all eight games for the Blues in 2018. The criminology major and member of the 2016 OUA all-rookie team recorded 19 solo and 24.5 total tackles, while adding two breakups last season.Sequeira, a third-year quarterback from Pierrefonds, Que., dressed and started the first four games of the 2018 season before being sidelined due to injury. During those four games, Sequeira went 72-for-127 for 875 yards and two touchdowns. The commerce major threw for a career-high 367 yards versus Waterloo on September 1 and also ranked second on the team with 196 rushing yards in 2018.The week-long event – including four days of practices, a combine for participating players, and a CFL free agent camp – serves as the first step to identifying future CFL talent. For the next year, players from both squads will vie for coveted spots on the CFL Scouting Bureau Top 20 Prospects List – published in August, December and April – before showcasing their skills at regional and national combines in advance of the draft next spring.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

NEW DEAL! Victor Moses pens two-year Chelsea contract extension

first_imgChelsea winger Victor Moses has signed a two-year contract extension, the Premier League leaders have announced.The 26-year-old, who spent last season on loan at West Ham, has established himself as a regular under new Blues boss Antonio Conte in a wing-back position.On signing the deal, Moses – who has also spent time on loan at Liverpool and Stoke since joining Chelsea from Wigan in 2012 – said: “I feel very excited.“I am delighted to be here for another few years now and to sign a new deal.“Now it is time to concentrate on the team and keep working hard to make sure we win games and try to win the Premier League this season.”Nigeria international Moses, who has agreed to extend his stay until 2021, believes Italian coach Conte has helped get the best out of his game.“We are having a great season, I am enjoying my football and we have a good manager here that has given every single one of us confidence,” Moses added.“I just want to keep on enjoying it and working hard for the team.”Moses has started every Premier League match since October 1, when Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation for the first time in the match against Hull.Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo is confident Moses has a big part to play at the west London club.“Victor is enjoying an excellent season and, under Antonio’s leadership, has proved to be an important member of the squad,” Emenalo said.“This new contract is testament to Victor’s hard work and dedication to succeed at Chelsea and we believe he will be a big part of our future success.” 1 The winger-turned-wing back has established himself as a regular under Antonio Conte last_img read more

Double 800m gold for South Africa

first_img24 August 2009Mbulaeni Mulaudzi emulated Caster Semenya’s feat in the women’s 800 metres by winning gold in the men’s race, while Khotso Mokoena took silver in the long jump, to lift South Africa into the top 10 on the medals table at the conclusion of the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Sunday.Thanks to the weekend’s medal haul, and Semenya’s gold in the women’s 800 metres, South Africa finished ninth behind the USA, Jamaica, Kenya, Russia, Poland, Germany, Ethiopia, and Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In total, 202 countries took part in the championships.The 800 metres double is reminiscent of the feat achieved in the 2003 World Championships, when South Africans Jacques Freitag and Hestrie Cloete won gold in the men’s and women’s high jump.Running from the frontFor Mulaudzi, who has been one of the world’s leading 800 metres runners for many years now, Sunday’s victory was deeply satisfying. Afterwards, exhausted, he sat on the track, let out a yell, then lent back on his hands, and let out another yell of delight.Once he had recovered sufficiently, he wrapped himself in the South African flag and went to the crowd to soak up their applause.It was an especially impressive victory because of the manner in which he won, dictating the race from the front. It was also impressive considering the manner in which he reached the final.In qualifying, the South African star won his first heat in a time of one minute 46.40 seconds. However, in the semi-finals he was boxed out and finished only fourth in his heat. Despite this, he reached the medal-deciding race as one of the two fastest qualifiers to finish outside the top two in the three semi-final races.Having scraped into the final, Mulaudzi took the initiative and was rewarded for his brave decision.Digging deepIt was a very tight race, and on two occasions Mulaudzi had to push away the arm of the man behind him. Starting from the outside lane, he worked hard to take the lead as the runners neared the end of the first straight.At the completion of the first lap, the time was 53.44 seconds. Working hard down the back straight, Mulaudzi withstood the building pressure and accelerated as the field came off the bend into the final straight. He built up a small gap and then dug deep and dipped for the line to gain victory.Mulaudzi was first in one minute 45.29 seconds, with Kenya’s Alfred Kirwa Yego second in 1:45.35, and Bahrain’s Yusuf Saas Kamel third in the same time.Speaking at a press conference after his win, Mulaudzi said: “To lead was part of my plan. I have really battled in the past few championships and the past few races this year. But everything worked out in the last few weeks.“I spoke to my coach and my manager, and they said that the only way to run a good race was to be in control. So I led and ran a good last 200. That was it for me.‘Very happy, very grateful’“I’ve been around for a long time,” Mulaudzi added. “I’m very happy, very grateful for this gold medal. I’ve tried often to get a medal for outdoors, but I got injuries or I got sick. Today is the most important day in my life.“Last year we saw [Wilfred] Bungei come in to win the Olympics, and he is not a junior any more! Maybe experience also counts.“For me it was a great day, and technically my race plan was perfect. That’s how I won today.”He also described his victory lap, saying: “Everybody saw I was very happy, very pumped up. I was very excited the whole victory lap, with the whole crowd cheering.”Long jump silverKhotso Mokoena preceded Mulaudzi’s gold medal with a silver medal in the long jump on Saturday to match his result at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.After a no jump in the opening round, Mokoena moved into second place behind Dwight Phillips in the second round with a leap of 8.47 metres, just three centimetres short of his African record. Phillips, meanwhile, leapt 8.54 metres to add 14 centimetres to his first round jump, which had given him the lead.The second round jumps by Phillips and Mokoena proved to be the best of the competition, while Mitchell Watt recorded 8.37 metres in the fifth round to move to the bronze medal position.Commenting on his effort afterwards, Mokoena said: “Today, it was great. Coming into the championship I was positive. I came in to give it my best shot, training was good, and the spectators kept me going.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Free Slurpees and Operation Chill

first_imgAs the weather continues to heat up, July 11 (7/11) is a great day to chill out. Yesterday was once again 7-Eleven Day—which meant a FREE Slurpee for anyone who visited the store. (Did you get yours?) But this year, one of loss prevention’s prominent executives is taking it to another level, appearing on the daily Fox and Friends morning show.Mark Stinde, MBA, LPC, vice president of asset protection for 7-Eleven, flew to New York City this week to stop by the Fox and Friends studio and talk about the company’s popular summertime initiative, Operation Chill.Operation Chill started 23 years ago as a way to help local law enforcement officers connect and interact with their communities in a positive way. When the temperatures heat up, kids head outside to ride bikes, play sports, visit the pool, meet friends and have fun. This provides a great opportunity for local police officers to meet kids where they are and have positive interactions with them. Enter Operation Chill, a program sponsored by 7-Eleven that provides law enforcement officers with free Slurpee drink coupons to kids caught doing good deeds and making responsible choices. This year, 7-Eleven has announced that more than 1.4 million Slurpee coupons will be issued to 1,100 police and sheriff’s departments nationwide. Most will be distributed during the summer months and back-to-school season.- Sponsor – In the Fox and Friends segment,  Stinde shares a bit about the history and benefits of Operation Chill. “Since 1995, we’ve given out 21 million coupons,” he said. Check out the clip below—and don’t forget to nab your free Slurpee today.Watch the latest video at Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Queen’s speech legalizes autonomous cars in U.K.

first_imgRelated Posts David Curry Tags:#Autonomous car#Britain#England#Internet of Things#IoT#parliament#Queen’s Speech#Self-Driving#UK IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Autonomous car manufacturers might start to look at the United Kingdom as a viable alternative to Europe or the U.S., thanks to proposed new reforms on insurance legislation that now covering autonomous cars.Announced in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament earlier today, the reforms allow autonomous cars to be tested and purchased in the U.K. When passed by Parliament, it will be the first legislation of its kind to cover an entire country.See Also: General Motors flags down Lyft to start autonomous taxi trialWe don’t think this means fully autonomous cars are purchasable, but autonomous features will be allowed inside U.K. cars. This means things like Tesla’s Model S autonomous lane switching or Ford’s self-parking should be available in the next few years.Nissan, a major automotive supplier in the U.K., plans to add autonomous features to its Qashqai cars in 2017.Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover are testing autonomous cars in the U.K. already, in project cities like London and Milton Keynes, and will now be able to test the cars across the country. Volvo has also chosen the U.K. as its headquarters for autonomous car development.U.K. to be a self-driving hotspot?We suspect other European-based automotive companies may look at the U.K., which is less restrictive than other European countries on autonomous cars. Take France, for example, only one automotive company is allowed to test cars in the country, the PSA Group.Germany is another country behind the times with autonomous cars, but Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she’ll address the situation. Italy and Spain have also only had tests in the country; no meaningful legislation to legalize autonomous cars has been implemented in the countries.It is not just autonomous cars where the U.K. is racing ahead, the country has been praised for its relaxed drone laws. The British government has invested millions into IoT and big data developments, in an effort to make the U.K. (and more specifically London) a tech center equivalent to Silicon Valley.center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more