SFA Comeback Falls Short at TCU

first_imgAfter scoring 14 points in the first half, Roberts continued to dominate the low blocks to start the second. She had 10 more points by the under-12 media timeout to help SFA claw their way back to a seven point deficit, 57-50 with 11:51 remaining in the game. She scored 21 points in the final 20 minutes alone. TCU used a 16-1 run to jump out to a 25-11 lead at the halfway point in the first half. Roberts helped SFA stop the bleeding by scoring seven straight points as the Ladyjacks climbed back to within five at 27-22. Sophomore Taylor Ross and senior Brittney Matthew also joined Roberts and Henderson in double figures, scoring 15 and 11 points, respectfully. The two teams then traded momentum swings to end the half. TCU mounted an 11-0 spurt to build a 38-22 advantage before SFA came roaring back with a 9-0 run, which included five points from Henderson. Despite scratching back to within seven (38-31), the Horned Frogs ended the opening frame on an 8-0 run to take a 46-31 cushion into the break. Henderson eclipsed the milestone with 2:03 to play, knocking down a huge three-pointer to cut TCU’s lead to four, 76-72. With her fourth rebound of Thursday’s contest, Roberts joined a select few in the 1,000-rebound club. The Waco native ends her career with 1,007 boards – also the sixth best total for any Ladyjack. One of the best players in the storied history of Ladyjack basketball, it was only fitting that Roberts ended her tremendous career with a career-high 35 points. She shot the ball at a staggering 13-for-18 clip from the field while adding 11 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season. She ends her SFA career with 1,915 points – the sixth-most in program history.center_img The Ladyjacks outscored the Horned Frogs (18-13) 49-39 in the second half, coming within three points (81-78) after Brentney Branch got a floater to go with 14 seconds on the clock. After trailing by as many as 16 points in the first half, SFA’s dramatic comeback would fall just short however, as TCU made its free throws down the stretch. Henderson also reached a significant milestone on Thursday after finishing the game with 11 points. Needing just nine to become SFA’s newest addition into the 1,000-point club entering the postseason battle, Henderson’s 11 points moved her career total to 1,002 after an excellent four-year career. While bringing back a wealth of talent, and adding transfers Taylor Schippers and Stevi Parker next season, the Ladyjacks will miss the playing ability and off-court character of their five seniors: Porsha Roberts, Tierany Henderson, Brittney Matthew, Destiny Bragman and Daylyn Harris. Despite falling short on Thursday night, the Ladyjacks had one of the best seasons in the last decade for the program. SFA won back-to-back Southland Conference titles for the first time since 2000-01/2001-02, boasted the best SLC record in 13 years, saw Porsha Roberts garner SLC Player of the Year honors and Brandon Schneider take home Coach of the Year accolades, among a plethora of other awards and achievements. TCU 85, Stephen F. Austin 80FORT WORTH, Texas – Senior Porsha Roberts recorded a new career-high and the Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball team made a strong comeback push in the second half, but fell just short against TCU in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, 85-80. The Ladyjacks end a historic season with an overall record of 23-8.last_img read more

Prince JP releases “WINE THAT SEXY BODY”

first_imgFormer Guyanese Chutney King, Prince JP who now resides in the United States, recently released his latest single titled “Wine that Sexy Body”. The song which was written by the Guyanese artiste is a groovy soca hit that will definitely have an impact on Mashramani celebrations 2017. The expectant first-time father still manages to find the time to write and record his music – something that remains in his blood. The music for the this new release was arranged by Shastri Music out of Orlando, Florida but the vocals were recorded at Prince JP’s Home Studio in New York.“Wine that Sexy Body” is basically a party song for “the ladies’ who love to ‘get on bad’. The artiste would have gotten the concept after visiting several clubs in the New York area and recognised that women are in love with soca music and can hardly control their bodies as it booms through the speakers.Planning to return  to the land of his birth sometime soon, Prince JP can be followed on his website www.princejpmusic.com for all the latest in videos, photos and music. The website was designed by Colour Set Designs operated by Chris Hakim and Ricky Seepersaud.Meanwhile, Prince JP will continue to record music and eagerly announced that come August, he will be releasing his first R&B album as well a mixed one. He will also be working on a few chutney songs for his fans.last_img read more

Tusker lose to Yanga on penalties in Super Cup

first_img0Shares0000Tusker skipper James Situma wheels away from a Yanga opponent during the Super Cup in Dar es Salaam on June 5, 2017. PHOTO/SportPesaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 5 – Clifford Alwanga saw his penalty saved while Stephen Owusu rattled the crossbar as Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC bowed out of the Super Cup with a 4-2 post-match penalties loss to Tanzanian champions Yanga on Monday evening.The game was forced into penalties after a barren draw in regulation time and Yanga proved to be the more clinical from 12 yards out as they progressed to the semi finals. Skipper Nadir ‘Cannavaro’ Haroub and Obrey Chirwa scored the first two for Yanga before Noah Wafula and Brian Osumba responded in style for the brewers.However, after Maka Edward had scored Yanga’s third, Alwanga stepped up and saw keeper Deogratius ‘Dida’ Munishi dive to his left to parry out the effort. Andrew Chikupe kept the advantage on for the home team and with Owusu missing the fourth, it was game over for Tusker.It wasn’t a classic game of many chances. Scoring opportunities were few and far in between. Chirwa had the first opportunity for the hosts with a well taken shot from the left which went against the crossbar.Allan Wanga and Mike Khamati were busy on the other end trying to run the Yanga defense dry, but they couldn’t get the much needed spaces to threaten Munishi in goal.Yanga kept pushing and were the better side in the opening half. Chirwa was a constant threat and in the 35th minute, his shot from inside the box ricocheted off two Tusker defenders and almost found its way in but rolled just inches off.In the second half, Tusker put up a bit of pressure in attack and Moses Ndawula was presented with a glorious opportunity 12 minutes in, but he volleyed over from the edge of the box.Chirwa would have broken the Tusker hearts with a last minute effort after he picked up the ball at the edge of the box but his ferocious thump went over and the game had to be decided on penalties.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal’s England contingent is great for club and country, insists Oxlade-Chamberlain

first_img1 England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes seeing so many Arsenal players playing for England can only be good for club and country.At one point during the Three Lions’ 5-0 win over San Marino there were five Gunners stars on the pitch.And the midfielder reckons Roy Hodgson and Arsene Wenger can benefit from the north London side’s new policy of snapping up young English talent.Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “Being at Arsenal I’ve felt that [English] presence around our dressing room and to be able to come away with England with so many of your team-mates is a really nice feeling.“I think it’s really good for England and I think it’s nice for Arsenal as a club and the fans and we’ve still got Theo Walcott to come back. We can’t count him out because I’m sure he’ll be back in the squad.”last_img read more

High drama as Spector trial nears end

first_imgProsecutor Alan Jackson claimed at the start that it would be a simple case. “The evidence is going to paint a picture of a man who on Feb. 3, 2003, put a loaded pistol in Lana Clarkson’s mouth – inside her mouth – and shot her to death,” he said in his opening statement to jurors. But by the time 77 witnesses had testified and more than 600 pieces of evidence were submitted, the case was anything but simple. On the prosecution side, five women returned from Spector’s past to tell of being threatened by him when he was drunk, even held hostage in his home, with a gun pointed at them and threats of death if they tried to leave. The chauffeur who delivered Spector and Clarkson to the mansion testified that he waited outside and heard the “pow” of a gun some two hours later. Adriano De Souza would recall Spector emerging from the house, a gun in his hand, declaring, “I think I killed somebody.” Defense lawyer Linda Kenney-Baden had promised jurors at the outset that scientific evidence would show the truth. “We have one unimpeachable witness who has no motive to lie, no memory problems, no language problems and that witness is science,” said Kenney-Baden, who specializes in forensic evidence. “The science will tell you that Phil Spector was not holding the gun in the decedant’s mouth, that he was not close enough,” Kenney-Baden said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the annals of celebrity crime, record producer Phil Spector’s murder trial may stand as one of the strangest. The saga of a forgotten music industry legend and a fading cult movie actress found dead in his hilltop castle is the stuff of film noir, those dark epics that explore a world of glamour, dread and danger. At the center of the drama is Spector, 67, a diminutive figure in long frock coats and wild hairdos, a millionaire rock music producer past his heyday, holed up in a Victorian mansion far from the Hollywood music industry he once ruled. The tragic figure is Lana Clarkson, 40, a gorgeous 6-foot actress with Marilyn Monroe dreams who craved fame more than anything but was so down on her luck that she took a $9-an-hour hostess job at the House of Blues nightclub. Ironically, she became more famous in death, her picture splashed across newspapers and TV screens the morning after Feb. 3, 2003, when she was found with a bullet through her mouth in the formal red foyer of Spector’s home. It would take eight months for police to charge Spector with a crime and four years to bring the case to trial. Now, after five months of testimony, the end is near. Final arguments are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday and jurors are to begin deliberations Friday. And, like any intriguing murder mystery, the outcome is unpredictable. Photos of the scene, shown at the trial, were startling and gruesome, as if a set decorator had staged them for a horror film. A crystal chandelier illuminated the body slumped in an ornate white chair, Clarkson’s face smeared with blood, her long legs extending out from her black mini dress. In one photograph, a crowd of police and coroner’s investigators mill about, seemingly oblivious to the body next to them. And slung over her shoulder is a key piece of evidence, a leopard print purse. Prosecutors would point to it repeatedly as proof that she was trying to leave Spector’s house when she was shot. Prosecutors, haunted by the acquittals of stars such as O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake and Michael Jackson, seem invested in making Spector the first showbiz star to be convicted in a major criminal case. But his lawyers have fought fiercely to prove Clarkson pulled the trigger. last_img read more

Young forward moves to Man United from bitter rivals – Classic Transfer

first_img2 Alan Smith with Alex Ferguson Alan Smith was Leeds United through and through.The Rothwell-born striker progressed through the Yorkshire outfit’s youth system and instantly repaid the faith of manager David O’Leary when, aged 18, he scored on his Premier League debut against Liverpool in 1998.The teenage sensation became an established member of the Leeds side that reached the 2001 Champions League semi-final, but the club was soon crippled by financial problems.A gamble that attempted to ensure they could compete with the European elite backfired yet, while a host of stars chose to jump ship, Smith stayed put.Such loyalty saw him achieve legendary status, but he could not prevent the Whites’ relegation at the end of the 2003/04 season. There was badge kissing aplenty and Smith was carried from the pitch, in tears, by his adoring fans.However, less than three weeks after an emotional finale to Leeds’ campaign, Smith was unveiled as a Manchester United player.He had done the unthinkable.Sir Alex Ferguson was evidently delighted to announce the £7m arrival of such a hot prospect, but the striker was hugely unpopular among fans of his former employers.Although Leeds’ financial strife, and inability to pay the jewel in their crown’s wages had contributed to the transfer, Smith was branded a Judas by many.Had he opted against a move, Leeds may have faced the threat of administration, but his colours had been nailed to the mast.“I grew up at Leeds and spent some wonderful years there, and I would like to thank everyone at the club,” Smith explained following the completion of his move.“Now I feel it’s the right time to move on and there could be no better club than Manchester United,” he added.Life at the Theatre of Dreams began positively for Smith, but injuries soon took their toll and the majority of his debut season was spent on the treatment table.Groomed as Roy Keane’s successor, Smith went on to fulfil a midfield role for United, before being converted back to a centre forward following the sale of Ruud van Nistelrooy.However, he failed to ever become a regular starter at Old Trafford and joined Newcastle United in 2007.Capped 19 times by England, Smith’s spell at League One side Notts County, who he joined as player/coach in 2014, was recently extended by a further season.But what of the famous statement where he claimed he would never represent the Red Devils?  “I did say that. I’ve also learned to never say never in football,” he admitted earlier this year.last_img read more

The 20 players with the best strike rate in Premier League history – surprised?

first_img 20 19. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 164.06 in the Premier League 12. Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Manchester United) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 153.04 in the Premier League 18. Loic Remy (QPR, Newcastle and Chelsea) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 162.54 in the Premier League 17. Romelu Lukaku (West Brom, Everton and Manchester United) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 162.24 in the Premier League 20 20. Charlie Austin (QPR and Southampton) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 164.08 in the Premier League – click the arrow above, right, to see the full top 20 20 20 20 16. Demba Ba (West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 159.53 in the Premier League 20 15. Ian Wright (Arsenal and West Ham) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 157.35 in the Premier League 20 2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 118.4 in the Premier League 20 7. Robin van Persie (Arsenal and Manchester United) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 139.69 in the Premier League 20 20 20 8. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 141.62 in the Premier League 20 10. Diego Costa (Chelsea) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 145.19 in the Premier League 14. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 156.84 in the Premier League 20 20 The weekend’s action wasn’t short of goals, with Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane both reaching landmarks for their club.Aguero became the highest-scoring non-European player in Premier League history, while Kane hit 100 (and 101) goals, in all competitions, for Tottenham.And their achievements led talkSPORT.com to see where the pair rank among those with the best strike rate. Scroll through the gallery above to see the top 20 with the best strike rate in Premier League history.Stats correct on 11 September 2017 and only players to have scored a minimum of 25 goals feature. 6. Luis Suarez (Liverpool) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 138.8 in the Premier League 9. Daniel Sturridge (Manchester City, Chelsea, Bolton and Liverpool) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 142.23 in the Premier League 20 3. Thierry Henry (Arsenal) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 121.79 in the Premier League 5. Javier Hernandez (Manchester United and West Ham) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 130.44 in the Premier League 20 20 20 11. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 146.86 in the Premier League 4. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 128.19 in the Premier League 20 13. Michael Owen (Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke City) recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 153.55 in the Premier League 20 1. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) has recorded a minutes per goal ratio of 110.34 in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Exclusive: Donegal actor Art Parkinson talks showbiz… and school!

first_imgDonegal actor Art Parkinson has been making the headlines regularly this month as his latest movie picks up the most prestigious nominations in Hollywood and around the world.The animated adventure Kubo and the Two Strings has just been nominated for a BAFTA award, which is just one more accolade to add to its success.Art voices Kubo, the main character of the film. At the age of 15, Art has already had an exciting acting career and rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in showbiz – including the cast of Game of Thrones and his Kubo co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron and Ralph Fiennes. This latest Bafta nomination is an exciting honour for Art. Speaking to Donegal Daily today, he said: ” I am honoured to be a part of a project that was nominated for such a prestigious award and excited for what the future brings for Kubo and the Two Strings.”Art is a Moville native who studies at Coláiste Chineál Eoghain – when he’s not out making blockbuster movies and TV series that is!“My school Coláiste Chineál Eoghain is holding their annual open night on Tuesday 17 January next and I would like to encourage people who are interested in Irish medium education to come and check us out,” he said.Art’s life isn’t like the average Donegal teen – jetting between film sets, premieres and then back to the classroom in Buncrana. We asked him how he balances a showbiz life with school. “It’s very easy as I have a very supportive school in CCE and I have a great tutor in Ruaidhrí Mac Manus who is also an Irish speaker and he keeps me up to date with my work,” he said. Art has also been announced as the new ambassador for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017, which gives him a great opportunity to share his love of the Irish language and highlight the work of his school, Coláiste Chineál Eoghain.“I am very excited to be Ambassador for Seachtain na Gaeilge and I look forward to being a part of the project. As an Ambassador it’s my job to promote Irish culture and encourage the use of the Irish language.” Exclusive: Donegal actor Art Parkinson talks showbiz… and school! was last modified: January 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Developers looking to remodel old Jeff City shoe factory

first_imgYou may actually see some signs of life at the old shoe factory next to the MSP prison.Holly and Nathan Stitt just bought the 100 year old building. Stitt says they’re in the early planning stages.Another developer expressed interest into turning the 87,000 square foot building into a ‘fun factory’ complete with apartments but that deal fell through.While Stitt also co-owns the tornado-destroyed Avenue HQ building on Capitol Avenue, there’s no plan to move that operation into the shoe factory.last_img read more