Boise State looks to extend streak vs Utah State

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBoise State (16-8, 8-4) vs. Utah State (18-7, 7-5)Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Boise State looks for its sixth straight conference win against Utah State. Boise State’s last MWC loss came against the Air Force Falcons 85-78 on Jan. 15. Utah State is coming off a 69-54 home win over UNLV on Wednesday. Boise State looks to extend streak vs Utah State .SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Sam Merrill has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Utah State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 14 field goals and 18 assists in those games.DEFENSIVE DISRUPTION: Utah State is 16-0 when holding opponents to 42.9 percent or worse from the field, and 2-7 when opponents shoot better than that. Boise State is 16-0 when allowing 47.3 percent or less and 0-8 whenever opponents exceed that mark.PERFECT WHEN: The Aggies are 16-0 when holding opponents to 42.9 percent or worse from the field, and 2-7 when opponents shoot better than that. The Broncos are 16-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 47.3 percent or worse, and 0-8 when opponents exceed that percentage.DID YOU KNOW: Utah State is ranked second among MWC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 31.5 percent. The Aggies have averaged 10.9 offensive boards per game. Associated Press center_img February 7, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Kenya, Ethiopia scoring sprees in Olympics football

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Kenya and Ethiopia went on scoring sprees Wednesday as the African football qualifying competition for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan kicked off.The Kenyans were two goals ahead of Mauritius within 13 minutes in Nairobi and finished 5-0 winners of a one-sided first round first leg match.Johnstone Omurwa and James Mazabe were the early scorers and Pistone Mutamba netted after 35 minutes for a 3-0 half-time advantage.Sydney Lokole and Joseph Okumu netted in the second half for Kenya, who travel to Belle Vue in the Indian Ocean island state for the return match this Sunday.Ethiopia scored twice in each half to build a 4-0 first leg lead in Addis Ababa over Somalia, a violence-wracked east African nation making a rare international appearance.Canaan Markneh and Israel Eshetu netted for the hosts during the opening half and Awot Gebremikael and Abubakher Sanni scored within three minutes midway through the second half.Sanni was later red-carded and will miss the return match in Horn of Africa state Djibouti next Tuesday.Uganda left it late to achieve an unexpectedly narrow 1-0 win over South Sudan in Kampala with Mustapha Kizza converting a penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time. The Ugandans would have hoped to establish a much wider winning margin ahead of potentially tricky second leg in Juba.Burundi got on top after half-time to defeat Tanzania 2-0 in Bujumbura through goals by Muryango Mabano, from a penalty, and Laudit Mavugo.Other qualifiers in east Africa were drawn with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo failing to score in Rubavu and a clash between Seychelles and Sudan in Victoria ending 1-1.Daouda Camara scored in the final minute of regular time to snatch a 2-1 victory for Guinea over Mauritania in Nouakchott.The Mauritanians made an encouraging start with Hassem Teguedi netting on 10 minutes only for Mai Traore to equalise with 72 minutes gone in northwestern Africa.Olympic Games football qualifiers are restricted to under-23 footballers with each country permitted three over-age ‘wildcards’ at the finals.Nigeria (1996) and Cameroon (2000) are the two African countries who won the quadrennial tournament.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Game, set and match for the Great Van Canadians against the Kootenay Ice

first_imgGreater Van was led by Adam Musil of Delta.Sunday, the Canadian romped to a 4-0 first period lead and never looked back.The scoring was spread through the Canadians roster with Justion Szeto scoring twice in the game.Kootenay, 2-11-1 on the season, is in Castlegar this weekend to host league-leading Vancouver Northwest Giants in a twin bill at the Arena Complex.Saturday’s game starts at 7 p.m. The teams return to action Sunday at 10 a.m.The Giants have dropped just one point in 14 games to lead the league by a point over the Cariboo Courgars. However, the Prince George based team has played two more games. The Kootenay Ice took two on the chin from the Greater Vancouver Canadians in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action at the Richmond Oval.The Canadians blasted the Ice 6-1 Saturday and 11-0 Sunday to sweep the series in convincing fashion.Brendan Smith of Nelson from Kimberley’s Coy Prevost early in the final period was the only goal scored for the Ice.last_img read more

Saints dump Eastern to close out BCIHL regular season, host UVIC in first round of playoffs

first_imgSelkirk, 2013 regular season champs with a 21-3 record, now hosts the University of Victoria in round one of the BCIHL playoffs beginning Friday in Castlegar.Game one begins at 7:30 p.m.Eastern Washington entered the game needing a win combined with a University of Victoria loss to secure the fourth and final place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League playoffs. The Saints jumped out to a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes on goals by Logan Proulx, Jackson Garrett and Connor McLaughlin, while Nick Redding countered for the Eagles on a power-play.Proulx and Tyler Mort then exchanged markers in the second to send Selkirk up 4-2 heading into the third. Proulx completed his hat trick early in the final frame when he converted a cross ice pass from Garrett with the Saints on a 5-on-3 man-advantage. Kam Crawford and Beau Taylor capped the scoring late in the game. “We were looking for our offence to get back on track after a couple of tough efforts against Eastern and we accomplished that,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”You want to be firing on all cylinders heading into playoffs, so this was a solid performance overall and a good way to cap off the regular season.” Alex Sirard picked up his 13th win of the season in net for Selkirk, stopping 25 shots on the night. Jason Greenwell, who had stoned the Saints on the road a night earlier, was busy throughout and allowed seven goals on 54 shots. Selkirk captain Jordan Wood picked up two assists on the night and wrapped up the BCIHL scoring title with 43 points. Proulx had three goals and an assist Saturday and finished in a tie for second place with UVic forward Shawn Mueller. Game two of the semi final series goes Saturday with  Game thre, if necessary, slated for Sunday.SAINTS NOTES:  Selkirk handed out their team awards in a pre-game ceremony. The winners were Jordan Wood (MVP), Logan Proulx (Rookie of the Year), Kam Crawford (Top Defenceman), Lucas Hildebrand (Unsung Hero) and Connor McLaughlin/Scott Swiston (Coaches Award). Selkirk College closed out a historic regular season on a high note Saturday, topping Eastern Washington University 7-3 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action in front of a lively crowd at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.Eastern dumped the Saints 4-1 Friday in Cheney, Washington.last_img read more

Boyz must improve to beat Nicaragua – Schäfer

first_img TURNING THINGS AROUND Having been upstaged by less-fancied 139th-ranked Central Americans Nicaragua inside the National Stadium last Friday night, Jamaica’s head coach, Winfried Schäfer, has issued a call for his charges to lift their game, show mettle and just why they were CONCACF Gold Cup finalists. The 52nd-ranked Reggae Boyz were humbled in a shock 3-2 loss to the visitors in their first-leg CONCACAF World Cup 2018 Qualifier. The result means they have to go into tomorrow’s return leg ruthless, and to win by at least two goals to progress in their World Cup Qualification bid for Russia 2018. “When you play against Nicaragua, you have to play with accuracy and you have to play well. When number one (Jamaica, who went in the game as favourites) play against the second-place team, we have to play with direct accuracy,” said Schäfer. “You can’t win unless you improve on our game; that was how we beat the USA in the Gold Cup semi-finals. We were the underdog and we won the match,” he recalled at Friday’s post-match press conference. While dismissing assertions that his team might have underestimated Nicaragua, or went in the game a bit complacent, Schäfer notes that the Reggae Boyz will be looking to turn things around. “For the second leg, we can’t start this way. We have to press for the ball, and we have to go to Nicaragua with the motivation to win,” Schäfer stressed. “We have to concentrate; we have to believe we can change the match. I believe it,”Schäfer assured, ahead of Tuesday’s do-or-die game in Nicaragua. The must-win encounter will take place at the Estadio Nacional in Managua. Match time is 8:30 p.m. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) reminds the public that it has organised a charter leaving Jamaica at 1 p.m. on match day tomorrow, travelling to Managua, Nicaragua. Persons interested can call the offices of the JFF at any time at (876) 92-61182. The cost is US$650 and covers air fare, ground transportation, taxes and match fee. The flight returns on Wednesday, September 9, at 7 a.m.last_img read more

International Women’s Day: Brand South Africa calls on all to play their part for the development and empowerment of women

first_imgBrand South Africa calls on all to play their part for the development and empowerment of women this International Women’s Day 8 MarchJohannesburg, Thursday 08 March 2018 – This year, International Women’s Day is anchored on the global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice, in order for the world to recognise that the growth and development of any nation depends extensively on the empowerment of its women.Numerous studies continue to show that countries that have expanded opportunities for women and girls in education and work in recent decades have  achieved greater prosperity and social development for their nations.In South Africa, women constitute a large proportion of the economically challenged, especially  in the rural areas, and the National Development Plan (NDP) acknowledges this by taking gender – along with race and geographic location – into account through theproposal of a range of measures that address this  inequality.  The NDP proposes that the transformation of the economy should involve the active participation and empowerment of women, and that the role of women as leaders in all sectors of society should be actively supported.Hosted under the campaign theme #PressforProgress – this year International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to set in motion the transformation of empowering women in all settings, rural and urban, as well as to celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential.Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said: “While pressing forward with strategic adjustments of economic structures and innovations of their sustainable growth models, South Africa remains cognisant that equal participationin economic activities and equitable access to economic resources are the basic conditions for the well-being and development of women. Women are increasingly participating in the national development process, as they are essential for the achievement ofsustainable development. We at Brand South Africa call on all sectors of our society to spearhead the development and empowerment of women.”Revered for their strength in building the family unit and homes, as well as their contributions to the community, society and the nation — this International Women’s Day Brand South Africa celebrates the acts of courage and determination by ordinary womenwho continue to play an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights.Follow the conversation @Brand_SA and #PressforProgressFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 3716810Email: [email protected]: Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

The Digital Mafia: Online Crime Gets Organized, Says Cisco

first_imgTags:#enterprise steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now In its midyear global security report for 2009, Cisco says there’s plenty to be worried about when it comes to the way that online crime operations are operating. Bot herders and other nefarious characters are still using cutting-edge computing and social engineering. But according to Cisco’s analysis, the real innovation is how those behind some of the biggest threats are collaborating in new ways. It’s enterprise 2.0 for the criminal underbelly of the Internet. Collaborative CriminalsTom Gillis, Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Security Products, said, “We see many signs that criminals are mimicking the practices embraced by successful, legitimate businesses to reap revenue and grow their enterprises.” Highlighting the collaboration between those running Conficker and Waledac, Cisco asserts that a new business model has emerged for the bot masters, whereby they work together to sell each other’s services and evade detection. In some cases, they’ve even used public forums to solicit advice from one another. A Persistent ThreatNot only are illegal enterprises collaborating, but they pose a threat that persists over time, with ability to launch new attacks in the future. Is there hope on the horizon for fighting these threats? Cisco pointed to “good guy” collaborative organizations, such as the Conficker Working Group and the Obama administration’s renewed focus on cybersecurity, as good signs that industry and government are well-aware of the challenges to securty ahead. You can download the full report here, or watch the video intro below.Photo credit: husin.sani Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Touch Football community recognised in Australia Day honours

first_imgSeveral members of the Touch Football community were recognised in Australia Day ceremonies across the country yesterday.Australian Men’s Open representative, Daniel Withers was named Rockhampton’s Sportsperson of the Year, in a year which included his second World Cup title. Referee Beau Newell was also recognised, as Official of the Year at the Parkes Shire Australia Day Awards. You can read more from the Parkes Champion Post here – The Mudgee Mudcrabs were recognised for their 2015 New South Wales State Cup performance, receiving a Sports Award. You can read more in the Mudgee Guardian story here –  Peter Shefford was also recognised, named Sports Administrator of the Year at the Townsville Australia Day awards. You can read more in the Townsville Bulletin here – Hills Hornets President, Brad Mitchell capped off a brilliant year for the affiliate, named the Hills Shire Citizen of the Year for Sporting Achievements. Referee Michael Littlefield was also recognised in the Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards, being named Senior Sportsperson of the Year. Gladstone Touch Association Secretary, Chelsea Baker was named Senior Sportsperson of the Year at the Gladstone Regional Council’s Australia Day Awards. Kelsey French was also recognised, named the Upper Hunter Shire Young Sports Star of the Year for the Aberdeen area. TFA Indigenous All Stars ambassador, Joe Williams was also named Wagga Wagga’s Citizen of the Year. Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate everyone who received awards at yesterday’s Australia Day ceremonies across the country. Do you know someone in your local community who received an Australia Day award? We’d love to hear about it. Send us an email – [email protected] Related LinksAustralia Daylast_img read more

a month agoREVEALED: Valencia made offer to Mourinho

first_imgREVEALED: Valencia made offer to Mourinhoby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was approached by Valencia earlier this month.Before the appointment of Albert Celades – after the sacking of Marcelino – Mourinho is being discussed inside the club’s boardroom.Superdeporte says VCF owner Peter Lim would have made an attempt for Mourinho. Before formalising the dismissal of Marcelino on September 11, Lim put in a call to the ex-Real Madrid coach. But no agreement was found, despite the good relations between the two. The Valencians were also interested in Leonardo Jardim, a former VCF coach, who is in trouble at AS Monaco. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img