Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Puneri Paltan Beat Telugu Titans 27-34

first_imgDesai also reached a personal milestone of 300 Pro Kabaddi points with the raids. But sadly for Titans, the defenders struggled to replicate their first half form, with Vishal making a mistake on an ankle hold that allowed Pune’s Manjeet to escape with a 4-point Super Raid four minutes after the restart.The move allowed Pune to open up a 6-point lead which they went on to hold firmly.Balasaheb Jadhav, who has certainly been Pune’s find of the season, came in the second half to solidify the defence while Manjeet and Nitin Tomar took care of the raiding duties.Nitin Tomar reached a milestone of 400 Pro Kabaddi points towards latter stages of the match as Pune saw out the late challenge from the Telugu side. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Puneri Paltan produced an all-round performance to beat Telugu Titans 34-27 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the jam-packed Thyagaraj Sports Complex here on Friday.Nitin Tomar (8 points) and Manjeet (9 points) were among points for Anup Kumar coached Pune side, despite a record-setting defensive display by the Titans.The Titans produced 7 Super Tackles, as they jumped to the tenth place in the points table.Pune dominated the initial minutes of the match, thwarting Siddharth Desai’s raids while Nitin Tomar picked up valuable raid points at the other end.But Titans’ defender Vishal Bhardwaj, who has made a name for himself as the king of Super Tackles in Season 7, sparked off a series of Super Tackles, ably supported by his teammates Abozar Mighani and Amit Kumar, to keep the Titans in the game.The Telugu team produced 5 Super Tackles in the first half as Vishal Bhardwaj raced to a High 5 (awarded to defenders with five or moretackle points) but the defensive masterclass was not enough to prevent an All-Out in the final minute of the half which ended 17-14 in favour of the Pune side.Siddharth Desai was in no mood to let Pune dominate him and started the second half positively, picking four points in his first four raids of the half.last_img read more

UNC-Asheville looks to sweep Longwood

first_imgFor 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 February 12, 2020 SAVVY SENIORS: Longwood’s Shabooty Phillips, JaShaun Smith and Jaylon Wilson have combined to account for 42 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 41 percent of all Lancers points over the last five games.SHABOOTY CAN SHOOT: Phillips has connected on 33.1 percent of the 121 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 14 over the last three games. He’s also converted 82.1 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: UNC-Asheville is 0-7 this year when it scores 70 points or fewer and 10-6 when it scores at least 71.UNBEATEN WHEN: UNC-Asheville is a perfect 5-0 when the team records at least 12 offensive rebounds. The Bulldogs are 5-13 this season when they fail to reach that mark.DID YOU KNOW: The UNC-Asheville defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 24.4 percent of all possessions, which is the 15th-highest rate in the country. Longwood has turned the ball over on 20.5 percent of its possessions (ranked 274th among Division I teams).___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLongwood (10-16, 5-8) vs. UNC-Asheville (10-13, 4-8)Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Thursday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville goes for the season sweep over Longwood after winning the previous matchup in Farmville. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 20, when the Bulldogs outshot Longwood 43.5 percent to 40.4 percent and recorded six fewer turnovers en route to a 71-66 victory.center_img UNC-Asheville looks to sweep Longwood Associated Press last_img read more

5 keys for Syracuse to avoid an upset against Miami

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass No. 2 Syracuse faces Miami for the second time this season on Saturday. Here are five keys for the Orange to remain undefeated:1. Get some production from the bench Tyler Ennis, C.J. Fair and Jerami Grant all played 40 minutes in Syracuse’s 59-54 win over Pittsburgh last Saturday. With DaJuan Coleman officially ruled out for the season and Jerami Grant officially moving to the starting lineup, SU’s bench becomes even thinner. The Orange doesn’t need Baye Moussa Keita, Michael Gbinije or Tyler Roberson to score 20; it just needs those three to provide quality minutes and take some of the burden off the starters.2. Find Trevor Cooney for in-rhythm shots early in the game Cooney has hit just 24 percent of his 3s the last three games. Ennis and Co. need to find him early in the game for good looks. If he gets going, that’s one more player Miami will need to worry about. He doesn’t need to shoot lights-out for Syracuse to be effective, but he needs to at least pose a threat from downtown.3. Push the ball This year’s Syracuse team relies on the fast break a lot less than teams in the past. Against Miami, though, the Orange should push the ball as much as possible. The Hurricanes want to slow the pace down, which is exactly what they did when they nearly upset Syracuse back on Jan. 4. The Orange won that game 49-44, but it could have gone either way. SU shouldn’t have a problem beating Miami if Ennis ignites the fast-break offense and looks for Grant and Fair for some high-flying finishes in transition.4. Pressure Manu Lecomte into turnovers The Belgium native is only 18 and has been up and down this season. He’s shown tremendous potential, but has also struggled to keep hold of the ball. Lecomte turned the rock over six times in Miami’s 67-46 loss to Duke on Wednesday. He’s still learning the intricacies of the point guard position. Syracuse steals the ball 9.5 times per game, and needs to make Lecomte’s life miserable Saturday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text5. Consistently rebound the ball The Orange is outrebounding its opponents by more than four per game this season, but its production on the glass was shoddy on Saturday against the Panthers. SU was manhandled on the boards. Pitt outrebounded Syracuse 35-24 overall and 16-4 on the offensive glass. Pittsburgh’s a very good rebounding team, and Talib Zanna and Lamar Patterson are relentless, but Syracuse needs to make a concerted effort to limit Miami’s second chances so that the exception against Pitt doesn’t become the norm. Commentslast_img read more

NFF Congress Gives Condition for Reconciliation with Giwa, Others

first_imgOrders review of Electoral GuidelinesAdibe Emenyonu in Benin CityThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Thursday at its congress in Benin City, opened a possible window for reconciliation of all aggrieved stakeholders in Nigerian football. The football body asked the Chris Giwa and his group, with a pending court case to retrace their steps and reconcile with the football family.The Congress urged all aggrieved parties to within two weeks ensure that they dismissed all pending court cases against NFF and its leadership.Part of the resolutions reached by the Congress include filing affidavits in court to affirm and uphold the football statutes as well as not taking football matters to civil court but, to resolve any disputes and/or grievances within the available alternative dispute resolutions mechanism enshrined in the football statutes.Reading a communique issued at the end of the NFF’s Extra Ordinary General Assembly held in Bénin City, Eze Chukwuemeka, said the Congress empowered the NFF Executive Committee to commence the process of removing any penalties on persons that are currently under sanctions for breach of the NFF statutes provided they complied with the resolutions.The communique warned that any member that takes any football matter to the ordinary courts of law would henceforth be automatically expelled from all football activities with immediate effect from the date of filing such law suit.It described the suit at the Federal High Court in Jos as an unnecessary distraction for the growth of football in Nigeria and has the potential to get Nigeria suspended from being a member of the global football family, FIFA.On the issue of Giwa FC that was expelled from the NPFL in 2016, the communique noted that the club was expelled for multiple breaches of the framework and rules of the league and the claim or challenge by Chris Giwa to NFF leadership.It explained that Giwa FC was never expelled from participating in league football totally but relegated to the lower league as provided in the league rules.According to the communique, “As part of reconciliation, the Congress has mandated the Executive Committee to, upon application by Giwa FC, immediately permit the registration of Giwa FC to commence participation in the 2018 Nigeria National League.“All matches are to be rescheduled in the league to accommodate the club and NFF shall provide reasonable support to the clubs in the division to accommodate these additional matches with Giwa FC, which are not captured in their budgets.”The communique urged the National Assembly to fast-track the conclusion of the NFF Bill which is said would provide the platform that would completely eliminate most of the current challenges being experienced and ensure the sustainable development of football in Nigeria.“The Congress further noted that the NFF Statutes would consequently be duly amended to conform to the current realities of modern football management and the provisions of the NFF Bill as well as ensure inclusivity and optimization of service delivery at all levels.“The Executive Committee is endorsed to review the ongoing NFF electoral processes, guidelines and reopen the process for any qualified interested stakeholder to participate, including those that may qualify after meeting the set conditions of taking football matters out of ordinary courts.“The Congress implored all stakeholders interested in being part of NFF Executive Committee to subject themselves to and come through the legitimate electoral process as outlined in the statutes and, assures all parties of the support of the football family; provided they assume their positions through the legitimate process.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more