Beard, Texas Tech oust Purdue in NCAA East Region

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “We really played in spurts today, just really never got that consistency,” Boilermakers coach Matt Painter said. “They’re a very talented team, very athletic team, very well-coached, good defensive team, and they obviously got the best of us today.”Texas Tech trailed for most of the first before scoring the last 10 points of the half to turn a five-point deficit into a 30-25 lead. The Red Raiders led 58-55 with 5:44 left when Evans hit two free throws and then a three pointer to start an 11-0 run that put the game away.“I guess we can use it (as motivation), this feeling here,” Carsen Edwards said. “To have this feeling here, you learn from it to not have it again.”Purdue center Isaac Haas, the team’s No. 2 scorer and rebounder, could only be a cheerleader — and a one-armed cheerleader, at that. After breaking his right elbow in the first-round game against Cal State-Fullerton, he tried to convince Painter he could play; the Purdue engineering department even pitched in, designing a special brace for his right arm.But Haas remained on the bench, replaced by Matt Haarms, a redshirt freshman who at 7-foot-3 measures an inch taller but at 40 pounds lighter is hardly the force under the basket of that his senior teammate has been.Haarms finished with four points and three rebounds.“I hate to see great players not be able to play late in the season,” Beard said. “So we feel for Purdue not being full-strength.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “They’ve been the No. 1 team the whole season and are great all-around,” Evans said. “They have a great point guard and great bigs that can shoot the ball, so we will just have to get back in the film room and study up on them and get some rest.”Beard is in his second year in Lubbock after leaving Little Rock, which he left shortly after leading the Trojans to a double overtime upset over fifth-seeded Purdue two years ago. This one wasn’t close, thanks to a 52 percent second-half shooting percentage and a 34-30 rebounding edge.“Completely different game, different teams,” Beard said, noting that four Red Raiders scored in double figures and another had nine points. “It’s our formula. It’s not a secret.”Second-seeded Purdue (30-7) was hoping to join Villanova in the Elite Eight, getting 30 points from Carsen Edwards and 12 points and 13 rebounds from Vincent Edwards.But Beard was in their way again.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Curry returns, then injures left knee as Warriors beat Hawks Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We just made the — what’s it called? The Great Eight?” Beard asked his players at the postgame news conference.“Elite,” guard Keenan Evans corrected him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The Elite Eight our second year together,” said Beard, who was with Arkansas-Little Rock when it beat Purdue in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tournament. “Why shouldn’t we? We’ve got a great university. We play in the best league in college basketball. We’ve got really great players. We’re blessed to be here, but I think we’ve earned the right to be here.”Evans had 12 of his 16 points in the second half, when Texas Tech scored 11 in a row to pull away. The Red Raiders (27-9) will play on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four against No. 1 seed Villanova, which advanced earlier Friday night with a 90-78 victory over West Virginia. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Texas Tech coach Chris Beard celebrates with his team after a 78-65 win over Purdue in an NCAA men’s college basketball tournament regional semifinal early Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON — Chris Beard did it to Purdue again.The Texas Tech coach knocked the Boilermakers out of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years, this time leading the third-seeded Red Raiders to a 78-65 victory to advance past the Sweet 16 for the first time in the basketball program’s 93-year history.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Falcons tab Final 4 berth

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Justine Baltazar scored on another under goal stab to seal the win, 84-75, with 53 seconds remaining.It was the Archers’ third straight win in the second round for an 8-4 record, giving them a two-game cushion over the University of the Philippines and Far Eastern U in the race for the last two semifinal berths.Santillan finished with 18 points as five La Salle players notched twin digits. The Archers can seal their entry to the Final Four with a victory over fierce rival Ateneo on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Former champion Pocari finds old spark, rallies past determined 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson’s rise continued for the third straight season as the Falcons clinched a Final Four berth with a couple of games to spare last Wednesday in UAAP men’s basketball.The Falcons transformed from a last place team in Season 78 into a contender the past three seasons under coach Franz Pumaren, only this time the multititled mentor feels they’re ripe to challenge for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT “Well, of course, we are happy to reach the Final Four, but we’ve been doing that for the last two years,” said Pumaren, after the Falcons turned back the University of Santo Tomas Tigers, 96-83, for their ninth win of the season.“Hopefully, we can improve our finish this year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLater, La Salle leaned on big plays from rookie Joaqui Manuel down the stretch as the Green Archers hacked out a 84-77 victory over National U to assure themselves of at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.With the Archers leading, 77-75, Manuel finished with a flourish assisting on Santi Santillan’s layup before hitting a big three that took the fight out of the Bulldogs. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Galaxy: Donovan eager to start training

first_img“It’s nice just to see some faces get back on the field, and see a lot of new faces,” said the 24-year-old Donovan, who clearly had the edge on his teammates in terms of conditioning. “I’ve played two games now to their none. I’m going to be ahead of them. It’s a good feeling for me, because you’re pretty much fully fit and you’re not tired from being the end of the year yet.” It wasn’t a surprise to Galaxy coach Frank Yallop that his star made an early return. He wasn’t due to arrive until Thursday, but Landon Donovan just couldn’t wait to get on the field with his Galaxy teammates on Tuesday. Donovan, who had spent the previous five weeks with the U.S. National Team, went through drills with the team in the morning and played in a game situation in the afternoon. “I know Landon pretty well now, and he gets itchy feet if he’s not around the game,” Yallop said. “And he wants to get back and see his buddies.” Forward Nate Jaqua also ran with the team after his U.S. team stint. Goalkeeper Joe Cannon and defender Chris Albright are still expected to make their preseason camp debuts on Thursday, although now they might be feeling a little pressure from Donovan. “I’ll give `em crap,” Donovan said, laughing, “but this was my choice. I was thinking about coming in (today), then I realized it was Valentine’s Day so I asked Frank if I could come in (Tuesday) and take (today) off, which is nice.” Cutting edge: The Galaxy just began their second week of camp and don’t have to make roster moves until March 1, but Yallop said he’s already close to knowing how his roster will shape up. center_img “I’ve got a pretty good idea already what guys we’re definitely going to keep, ones we’re going to maybe slide into the developmental side of things, or even let go,” Yallop said. “We’ll figure that out in the next week or so. “I don’t want to keep guys hanging on when I kind of think I know now.” Schedule update: The Galaxy will begin its preseason schedule in Bermuda with a Feb. 22 game against the New England Revolution. It will play again the next day against a Bermuda All-Star Select team. The team also announced two other preseason matches – on March 10 against the Fresno Fuego of the PDL in Fresno and on March 18 against the Columbus Crew at Cougar Stadium in Santa Clarita. phil.collin@dailybreeze.com (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Boys and Girls Club receives donated vans

first_imgMONTEBELLO – For a lot of the youths attending the Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles, a car is a luxury. So imagine their delight when the club received three Toyota Sienna vans to transport members from nearly 40 area schools. “It’s such a blessing,” Anna Araujo, the club’s chief professional officer, said of the white vans donated in January by Toyota Financial Services in Torrance. The donation is part of the company’s Make Life Easier Program, which also includes a $150,000 scholarship fund. The club’s members, ages 5 through 18, are grateful for the new vans, she said. “A lot of the kids are used to walking or taking public transportation.” “The vans are just a validation of what we are trying to do here by providing a way for us to reach out to more youth in the communities we serve,” she said. And parents have more peace of mind now, she added. “Parents know that their children will be picked up in a timely manner from school, instead of walking or taking the bus, which is not always the safest thing,” said Araujo. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The vans look cool, too. Toyota customized them with murals by local artist Paul Botello, Araujo said. The vans’ replacement of two older vans, which are now being used to move cargo, allows the club to provide transportation to more students, officials said. Teenage members of the Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles, including students at Montebello and Schurr high schools, are glad they no longer will have to ride in the club’s aging old vans. “They are at an age,” Araujo said, “where they’re conscious of everything they do, even the car they are seen riding in.” Since the new vans arrived, the club’s overall membership has risen from 40 active members to 600, she said. last_img read more

Fort Nelson to change time one last time this March

first_imgOn March 8, 2015, the residents of the Northern Rockies Regional District and Fort Nelson will move their clocks forward one last time in order to stay the same time as Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.During the November Municipal Election, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality asked residents in a non-binding option poll if the region should adjust their time zone so they stay on Mountain Standard Time year round.  Residents voted 75 per cent in favour of the change., which Council adopted on December 8, 2014.“Residents were loud and clear about their desire to change how time is observed in our community,” said Northern Rockies Mayor Bill Streeper. “Staying on the same time all year round will allow us to harmonize with our neighbours to the south, which will benefit local businesses, especially those involved in the natural gas industry.”- Advertisement -Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and the rest of the B.C. Peace follow Mountain Standard Time year-round and do not observe Daylight Savings Time.last_img read more

SWILLY SEALS TO HOST FUNDRAISING 5K

first_imgSwilly Seals are hosting a 5k race and family fun run tomorrow evening (Wed).The course will be the Inter-firms 5K route in Letterkenny.The race starts at 7.30pm but registration takes place form 5pm in the Aura Leisure Centre. Entry fee costs €8 for adults, €5 for children and a family of four for €20.There are prize galore for 1st family home, senior and over 40′ 50s and 60s.There will be a prize-giving ceremony and refreshments in the Aura after the race.All are most welcome to enter.   SWILLY SEALS TO HOST FUNDRAISING 5K was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kdonegalletterkennySwilly Sealslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: DONEGAL U-17s LIFT McGUIGAN CUP AFTER FINAL VICTORY OVER TYRONE

first_imgDONEGAL’S U-17s are the 2013 Jim McGuigan Cup Champions. They defeated Tyrone in the final in Maghera, Co Derry, today by 2-10 to 1-06.It was a great second half by the team after Donegal had gone in at half-time trailing the Red Hand county by two points – 0-03 to 0-05.But goals from Gillespie and Diver saw Donegal march into a lead they never lost.Earlier the U-17s had defeated Monaghan in the semi-final 3-20 to 0-01.   GAA NEWS: DONEGAL U-17s LIFT McGUIGAN CUP AFTER FINAL VICTORY OVER TYRONE was last modified: August 25th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: DONEGAL U-17s LIFT McGUIGAN CUP AFTER FINAL VICTORY OVER TYRONElast_img read more

Scioscia likes current job

first_img “I’d probably have to start selling soda bottles again,” he said. Moreno did say the name change to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hasn’t had an immediate economic impact, but the team expects to break even this season when initially he didn’t expect to break even until 2007. “Economically everything is falling into place with what we’re trying to accomplish,” he said. Percival saves ceremony: All-time Angels saves leader Troy Percival, now with the Detroit Tigers, threw out the ceremonial first pitch for Game 1. “The organization has done a lot for me, so when they called and asked if I’d do this, it was simple payback,” Percival said. Percival, who has a torn muscle in his right forearm, was asked if he’d throw the pitch left-handed. “I don’t know, we’re going to see,” said Percival, who threw the ball right-handed, complete with his signature leg kick. Angels on the run The Angels led the American League in stolen bases behind Chone Figgins, who had a major-league high 62. But the Angels’ baserunning is more than just the stolen base. They’re aggressive on the basepaths, among the league leaders in going from first to third on a single. “They kind of remind you of the old Cardinals and maybe the Pirates,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “The Cardinals, the (Whitey) Herzog era, where you’re always watching baserunners. You’re making sure as infielders and outfielders that you pay attention to them. It’s what you consider National League baseball, and Mike Scioscia came from the Dodger organization.” Sacrificial Byrd: Scioscia said making Paul Byrd the Game 3 starter instead of Jarrod Washburn was not a move based on the Yankees starting Randy Johnson and Byrd being a “sacrificial lamb.” “I’ve heard people talk about that, but that’s not the case,” Scioscia said. “Paul’s a pitcher who’s pitched deeper into games than Washburn.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Nobody has a crystal ball, but I don’t know of a better job in baseball than right here.” Arte and The Boss: Moreno has been the Angels owner since May 2003, but he still hasn’t met Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “I watched him from a distance for a long time,” Moreno said. “He loves his team and obviously he has a lot of flash.” Asked if he’d go toe-to-toe with Steinbrenner, Moreno asked: “Economically or physically?” Economically, he was told. Scioscia, who still lives in Westlake Village, spent 20 years in the Dodgers’ organization as a player and coach. He’s in his sixth season as the Angels’ manager. “That’s not even in my train of thought right now,” Scioscia said of the Dodgers’ managerial opening. “It’s not even an issue. There’s a commitment here, on both sides. I couldn’t be in a better environment for us to achieve. For everything Arte and (GM) Bill (Stoneman) have committed to the organization down to the minor leagues, it’s fun to be here. center_img ANAHEIM – The Dodgers are without a manager now that Jim Tracy has left the organization, but Angels owner Arte Moreno didn’t say he’d refuse the Dodgers permission to talk to Angels manager Mike Scioscia about the job if they asked. “I’d like to think this is where he’d like to be,” Moreno said of Scioscia, who is signed with the Angels through 2007 with an option for 2008. “But if someone wants to leave, I’m not going to force anyone to stay. I’ll ask him, ‘Where you going? You hung a (World Series) flag here.’ Mike is an Angel now; this is his home.” last_img read more

Conradh na Gaeilge welcomes planned investment of €178m investment in the Irish Language and Gaeltacht areas

first_imgConradh na Gaeilge has welcomed Government promises made to invest in the Irish language and Gaeltacht areas in the National Planning Framework.Significant investment promises have been made to support Gaeltacht Service Towns, Irish Language Networks around the country, that additional support will be provided for children and childcare in Gaeltacht areas, and that Údarás na Gaeltachta’s budget to create employment will be raised from €7m to €12 million.This €12 million investment will create in the region of 1,000 jobs annually, to counteract unemployment and the depopulation of Gaeltacht areas. Also included in plans approved by Minister Joe McHugh is the development of an Irish language and cultural centre in Dublin city, something which is not available yet to the thriving community of Irish speakers in the capital. Gaeltacht service towns like Letterkenny will also get cultural centres.Dr Niall Comer, President of Conradh na Gaeilge: “It is a cause for hope that the Government understands the importance of assisting the support, protection and development of the Irish language, and especially the Gaeltacht, for example, the support for childcare.“The plans to develop Irish Language Centres in Gaeltacht Service Towns and Irish Language Networks are also to be commended. These are suggestions that were made in an investment plan supported by 90 Irish language and Gaeltacht organisations, who deserve credit for the campaigning and hard work they have done to date. Conradh na Gaeilge are looking forward to receiving clarification regarding the timeline over which these plans will be implemented, and we look forward to playing our role alongside the Government to put these plans in place in the near future.”Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge: “To increase Údarás na Gaeltachta’s budget for the creation of employment to €12 million is a suggestion that has been made and supported by 90 Irish language and Gaeltacht organisations, and politicians over the past number of years. “Credit is due to these groups for their campaigning and hard work to date, to the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and to the Government overall for listening to these requests. We will, however, be expecting a tangible timeline for this increased budget to create employment in the Gaeltacht.” Conradh na Gaeilge welcomes planned investment of €178m investment in the Irish Language and Gaeltacht areas was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woman injured in freak accident while taking photo of golf ball

first_imgA woman has been hospitalised after being struck by a runaway wheel while taking pictures of a giant golf ball.The freak accident happened in Inishowen.The woman was struck by the wheel which dislodged from a passing truck at Ture near Muff. The woman was out taking pictures of the giant golf ball which have been placed around the Inishowen peninsula.The decorative balls were placed in various towns to highlight the Wild Atlantic Way during the recent Irish Open golf tournament at Ballyliffin Golf Club.The woman, understood to be in her 40s and visiting from England, was rushed to Altnagelvin Hospital in nearby Derry.Her condition is not known. Gardai have confirmed that they are investigating the incident which happened on Wednesday afternoon.A spokesman said “We are investigating a traffic incident which took place near Muff during which a woman was injured.“We are appealing to anybody who may have witnessed the incident to contact their local Garda station.”Woman injured in freak accident while taking photo of golf ball was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more