Tre Honshtein provided the Bearkats a boost in the fourth, nailing both field goals he attempted including a 28-yarder that stretched the lead the lead to nine points with 11:33 remaining. The junior hit again from 40 yards with 2:53 left as the advantage reached 54-42.Sam Houston ran off 27 second-quarter points, finding paydirt on four of five drives, while marching 70-plus yards on each. Davis started and capped the scoring on the frame with a 3-yard, end-around rush and 12-yard touchdown reception, respectively.The Bearkats led 41-14 at the half, totaling 468 yards at the midway point. Davis used a 44-yard catch and run to start the scoring on Sam Houston’s first drive. After the Coyotes knotted it up, the Kats responded with a 10-play, 87-yard drive, capped by a 13-yard pass and catch to Davis for the 14-7 advantage.The third quarter was not find the Sam Houston, however, as the Kats were limited to 28 total yards on 14 plays. South Dakota scored on its first two drives of the second half, cutting its deficit to 41-28. One play into the fourth, the Coyotes capped a 49-yard drive was capped by a two-yard rush, making it 41-35. Davion Davis accounted for four touchdowns, including three through the air, as Sam Houston racked up 708 yards of total offense, the third most in program history. In the process, the wideout Davis became Sam Houston’s leader in touchdown receptions with 30. Quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe completed 28 of 43 passes for 505 yards to seven different receivers, including eight catches for 131 yards to Davis.Nathan Stewart led the Sam Houston receiving corps with 180 yards alongside one score. Meanwhile, Corey Avery totaled 16 carries for 100 yards and two scores while Remus Bulmer picked up 82 yards on 13 carries. Both averaged 6.3 per carry.South Dakota (8-5), who entered the game ranked No. 2 in total offense in the country behind SHSU, stormed back, outscoring Sam Houston 14-0 in the third quarter. Much of that came thanks to 520 yards passing from quarterback Chris Streveler who completed 33 of 54 passes alongside five scores for the night. The shootout featured a combined 55 first downs and 1,345 yards including 1,025 passing.But late in the game, when the Bearkats needed it the most, it was the defense who stepped up. Khalil Welsh provided a key interception at Sam Houston’s 17-yard line, halting a 5-play, 58-yard Coyotes’ drive with Sam holding a 51-42 lead. Sam Houston also stopped South Dakota on a pair of fourth downs in the fourth quarter.Sam Houston State’s Kahlil Welsh with the bank-shot INT!!!SHSU 51, USD 42 – 4Q?? #FCSPlayoffs on ESPN3: https://t.co/mH2cX0MU60 pic.twitter.com/zpUN6nCzSy— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) December 2, 2017 HUNTSVILLE, Texas — It was not easy by any stretch. In the FCS Playoffs, however, the Bearkats will take it.Sixth-seeded Sam Houston State saw its four-touchdown halftime lead trimmed to two points early in the fourth quarter before responding with a 9-play, 75-yard drive and late field goal to defeat South Dakota, 54-42 in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday at Bowers Stadium.The victory, combined with a Kennesaw State upset of Jacksonville State, means Sam Houston (11-1) will host the Owls in the quarterfinals next weekend at Bowers Stadium. The win, which matched the most points for a playoff game in program history, moved the Bearkats to 12-0 all-time at the venue in the postseason.Briscoe’s arm is on FIRE!SHSU 34, USD 14 2Q?? #FCSPlayoffs on ESPN3: https://t.co/mH2cX0MU60 pic.twitter.com/M90YtI9CVY— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) December 2, 2017
Bye Bye Beautiful was humanely euthanized after the third race on Sunday, October 27th at Santa Anita Park. After being pulled up past the ½ mile pole, Bye Bye Beautiful was immediately evaluated by a team of on-track veterinarians, led by Santa Anita Park veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead, and transported in the equine ambulance. Dr. Stead observed that the filly had suffered a right forelimb lateral condylar fracture with medial sesamoid involvement and, because of the severity of the injury, made the decision to humanely euthanize the horse.Jockey Tiago Pereira was uninjured.As mandated by the California Horse Racing Board, Bye Bye Beautiful will undergo a necropsy at the University of California – Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.Bye Bye Beautiful, a two-year-old filly, was making her second start for owners Grenier, Lawless or Lewkowitz, et al. She finished fourth in her first start on September 13th at Los Alamitos. The thoughts of the team at The Stronach Group and Santa Anita go out to everyone who cared for the filly, including trainer J. Eric Kruljac and his staff.
JOSE MOURINHO borrowed a famous line from Winston Churchill to gee up his Spurs Euro stars, claiming: “History is written by winners.”The Special One is preparing last season’s beaten Champions League finalists for Tuesday’s group game with Olympiakos.3 Jose Mourinho has quoted Britain’s greatest ever leader by telling Spurs players ‘history is written by winners’Mourinho, who has twice won the European Cup as a head coach, said: “To arrive in the final is an incredible achievement — but it’s not history. History is winning.“In the Champions League and every knockout competition there are details that are responsible sometimes for your success or your failure — if you want to call it a failure.”The reality is 32 teams are in the group phase, so if we speak about failure and success, it’s success for one and 31 failures.“Sometimes you don’t do it when you have incredible potential to do it — in my case, the season when I lost the semi-final on penalties with Real Madrid.“I think that was the strongest Real Madrid of the past 15 or 20 years.“We got to the semi- finals of the Champions League but lost in a penalty shootout where three of the best penalty takers in the world — Kaka, Ramos and Ronaldo — all missed.“We were the best team. We didn’t win it. So sometimes details make the difference.”Mourinho secured a 3-2 win over West Ham on Saturday in his first game as Spurs boss after replacing the axed Mauricio Pochettino last Wednesday.3 Mourinho has twice won Europe’s biggest prizeCredit: Getty – ContributorChampions League TableSee More Tables See Full TableMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids3And victory over the Greeks tonight will guarantee Tottenham a spot in the Champions League knockout rounds for a third straight season.Mourinho added: “In the case of Spurs last season, just reaching the final was an amazing achievement.“Of course they fought for it but the VAR decision against Man City and the Lucas goal in Amsterdam…they had these little details with them.”
Photo: getty Images (Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders will feature in ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue). The yearly publication, which began in 2009, features athletes from across the globe stripped down in an exploration of the athletic body in photographs, with only props from the athlete’s sport to cover up. Fekitoa will be the first New Zealand athlete to be featured in the magazine, and just the second rugby player in over 200 athletes to take part in the issue since 2009.United States rugby stalwart Todd Clever, who is the most capped American rugby player in their history, was in the 2015 edition. “I worked really hard with my body to get it right,” Fekitoa told ESPN.”I want to show others that you can achieve anything in what you do if you put your mind to it and your body.”Fekitoa, 25, will feature alongside two-times NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas, former women’s tennis No.1 Caroline Wozniaki, 2016 NFL rookie of the year Ezekiel Elliott and more.The ninth annual edition of the Body Issue is out on July 8.
By: Troy TauleResuming play at 2/66, the Barras managed to chase down the target of 305 after just 76.3 overs.An unbeaten 124 from veteran all-rounder Assad Vala steered the Barras to a historic win. Vala’s knock included a massive 13 fours.Vala was assisted by another veteran in Mahuru Dai who smashed 91 runs before being dismissed.Dai’s dismissal brought to the crease captain Jack Vare who pitched in with an unbeaten 11 runs to bring home the win.
Session three started this morning, with the women’s 84kg and +84kg competing.The final session will see men’s 93kg, 105kg, 120kg and +120kg do the squat, bench press and deadlift.PNG is represented by Meteng Wak in the +84kg division.Meanwhile, the gold medal presentation session three yesterday will be held at 1pm today.PNG flag bearer Linda Pulsan will be lifting the country’s flag again when she will be awarded her gold medal.And Livingstone SIkoli will be officially presented with his silver medal won yesterday.File Picture: Anderson Mangela
They are the only club outside from the NGI region fielding a team.A group of 25 players and 3 officials are now in Kokopo preparing for the tournament which starts tomorrow.Club manager Dominic Kaumu said the main aim is to promote the code in the province.“The main interest is to promote and support the code because the standard in Port Moresby is higher than other provincial centers.”Teams from West New Britain, New Ireland, Buka, Pomio, Gazelle, and Kokopo will be competing.Lamana Dockers is predominantly made up of players from the West New Britain province.
The new-look structure which will be released soon, will give rise to equal participation at all levels of the game.This includes high performing athletes, school age athletes, community and national level participation.New events will include a national netball league for high performing athletes, national schools program, men’s & mixed netball, fast five netball, junior national titles and senior national titles.PNG Netball President Julienne Leka-Maliaki says the endorsement of the new PNG Mixed and Men’s Netball Association (PNG MMNA) is the beginning of this transformation.She says this will give rise to equal participation opportunities for male players and female players outside the mainstream High Performance Program.She starts that the inclusion of a Premier Men’s League Competition will coincide with the open selection trials for PNG’s first National Men’s and Mixed team to take part in the Australian Nationals in 2017.PNG MMNA plans to expand its membership to reach out to other key locations in PNG in the near future.
With an inventiveness of promoting sports in the province and the Legacy of a father who first started the game of basketball in the province, Johnny has taken on the mantle left by his father by supporting the NSBL Association in the city.“This is not for fame but for the love of the game that I am here to support the association. I am also passionate about the game as I used to play when I was young,” said Yawari who is also the newly appointed patron of NSBL said.Yawari also said this initiative is another a milestone to see and bring up young people who have the passion for the game and the talents in playing the game to the next level.“I have seen so many local talents from my village in Kutubu who are also talented in basketball and this may be the opportunity through the NSBL that we can bring them up. We have already done this through the Southern Flames team who are now participating in the POM Basketball Association and are three times champions of the POMBL,” Yawari said.The young Yawari is also planning on making the Late Yawari Basketball Cup in Pimala and Kutubu a bigger and better one after he first initiated it last year by opening a new basketball court and pledging another two courts for the people.“However, I support this as I see an opportunity in this particular sport that it will bring peace and harmony in the community to promote safe and healthy lifestyle for the people,” Yawari said.
Feleti Mateo Photo: Photosport RNZI reports Gold Coast Titans players David Mead and Nene Macdonald are included in Papua New Guinea’s squad along with Wests’ second rower Rod Griffin.Despite the loss of Semi Radradra to Australian duties, Fiji has exciting and experienced outside backs in the form of Sisa Waqa, Akuila Uate and Kevin Naiqama.Tonga welcomes the return of Manly’s Feleti Mateo but Warriors powerhouse Solomone Kata will be without centre partner Konrad Hurrell who was made unavailable by the club for disciplinary reasons as was Albert Vete.Frank Pritchard gets to play alongside his brother Kaysa who will make his debut at hooker for Samoa.The Samoans will be without Sam Lisone who is also one of a group of six suspended Warriors.Lisone played in last year’s test meeting between Samoa and Tonga.