Mississippi State adds commitment from 4-star guard

first_img4-star shooting guard Eli Wright has committed to Mississippi State4-star shooting guard Eli Wright has committed to Mississippi StateBen Howland continued the growth of Mississippi State’s backcourt with a commitment from four-star shooting guard Eli Wright on Monday.The four-star prospect committed during a visit to Starkville. Wright is the second left-handed guard in Mississippi State’s 2016 recruiting class, joining four-star point guard Lamar Peters.Going into the day, the 6-foot-4, 195-pounder wasn’t planning to end his recruitment. After meeting with Howland and his staff, Wright had his mind made up.“Me and (MSU assistant) Coach (Korey) McCray have a great relationship. I can really trust that guy,” Wright said.Wright chose the Bulldogs over offers from Indiana, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest and more.can’t say how blessed I am to have been recruited by so many great schools but happy to say that I have committed to MSU #hailstate— Eli Wright (@eli_elijuan) August 17, 2015The Owensboro, Kentucky native is transferring from Apollo High School to IMG Academy for his senior season. He departs for Bradenton on Aug. 21 and wanted to have a commitment out of the way so he can focus on his own development.“Man, that’s the biggest thing to help me prepare for this (college),” Wright said. “That’s why I wanted to get my commitment out of the way before I got into IMG. I’m not going there for my recruitment or to get noticed more. IMG is all about business. I’m going there to work so I can come in (to Mississippi State) as a freshman and make an impact.”Like many who have committed to MSU during Howland’s short tenure, Wright credits his future head coach’s ability to help players transition to the pros as one of the main reasons he chose Mississippi State.“His player development, he has the stuff to back up what he’s done,” he said. “I have respect for him. Plus I got to meet with the strength and conditioning coach and he told me he’s going to help me develop my body. It’s unbelievable what they’re telling me they can do for me.”As a junior, Wright averaged 22 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 55 percent from the field. He is ranked as the No. 2 player in Kentucky according to 247Sports.Wright is the former AAU teammate of current Bulldog freshman forward Aric Holman. The two have known each other since the first grade.“He really didn’t bug me too much about it. He let me make my own decision,” Wright said. “We’ve know that we wanted to play college together since we were little. He plays a role in it.”With Wright and Peters’ commitments, the Bulldogs’ 2016 recruiting class is now ranked No. 18 nationally. Wright’s shooting range and explosiveness sparked Mississippi State’s interest. He now hopes to polish his mid-range game this fall to jump start his ability to make an impact when he arrives in Starkville next year.“They say they like my passing skills, me being able to attack the basket in transition, being able to push the ball out,” he said. “They like how unselfish I am and say I should be more selfish. Coach Howland said he’s going to help me improve my jumper. He said it’s improved a lot over the last year.”last_img read more

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Gemma feels good to run out in front of family

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP She is one of the many Papua New Guineans who have made their debuts in more than one sporting code. Gemma Schnaubelt, 22, of mix parentage of Central province (Hula) and New Ireland said her transition from touch footy to rugby and now into rugby league was more easy and enjoyable. “Yeah it is quite easy for me. I have been playing rugby league back in Australia and I think the hardest thing was getting to jell in with the girls, coming together,” said young Schnaubelt who is set to run out onto the Oil Search National Football Stadium in her second test match for Oil Search PNG Orchids on Saturday against Great Britain women’s rugby league team. Back in Australia, she plays for West Brisbane Panthers in the South East Queensland competition and her team won the grand final which also saw her scoring a hat-trick playing in the wing. “With skills and awareness including your vision set with playing helps in transition into rugby league or any kind of contact sport with the rugby ball. Your basic skills like draw and pass is what most players (touch footy) improve on when they go into league and is more or less a big factor. She said it will be good to have the feeling of running out and playing in front of her families, relatives based in Port Moresby and also the home fans. She will play at fullback and when asked how her input will assist the team, she said her communication with the players at the back helps a lot with defensive sets. “I think for me defense is the biggest thing for me as a fullback. I have to make sure if someone gets through (pass defensive line) I am the last person to defend,” she said. Gemma like any other player in the team will not only run out onto the field of play to make up numbers or impress anyone but she is happy to be part of the Orchids team that continues to establish friendships, development pathways and gaining life lessons. “I think rugby league for women in PNG continues to develop, and just like last week it was not much of a big loss. We didn’t lose that much and I think the talent in the team, the young girls in the team continue to look to senior players for setting the bar. “Rugby league is not just a sport but enables you to create friendship and teaches you life lessons,” said Gemma. She said she also looks forward if given an opportunity to represent PNG especially the womens folk as the second female rugby league player alongside Amelia Kuk in the NRL women’s rugby league competition.last_img read more

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Strong third quarter lifts HVA over the Cougars

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter Hardin Valley Acadamy used an 11 – 0 run in the third quarter to break a 32 – 32 halftime deadlock en route to a 60 – 53 win over the Campbell Cougars Saturday afternoon at HVA.   The Cougars trailed 13 – 12 after the first quarter and then outscored the Hawks 20 – 19 in the second quarter to knot the game at 32 at intermission.  But it was HVA’s 16 – 7 third quarter that proved to be the difference maker as it took a 48 – 39 lead into the fourth quarter.  Campbell’s 14 – 12 edge in the last frame was not enough as HVA held on for the win.Campbell’s largest lead came at 21 – 17 in the second quarter while HVA was up by 13 at 48 – 35 at the end of that 11 – 0 run late in the third.Cougar Coach Darrell Cox told Josh Parker on the TCAT Postgame Report on WLAF’s B & M Tires Sports Network, “This team has played hard for five games, and they don’t have a win yet, but you know it’s coming.  You can see it.” Three days ago,  Cox changed his team’s defense to shore up its rebounding deficiencies, and you could see the difference in Friday and Saturday’s games.  The switch was from a 3 – 2 to a 2 – 3 zone.“I don’t know what else you want out of ’em (the Cougars) as far as effort goes.  They’re giving me just about all they have,” Cox added.Jake Lane’s 10 points, all in the first half, carried the Cougars as Carter Wells chipped in nine followed by eight from Bryce Duncan and seven points by Lawson Shoun.  Nate Walden and Drew Jordan each tallied six-points.  Landon Addington added four as Spencer Boshears  put up three points.Campbell is 0 and 5 on the young season heading into the first District 3 game of the year.  The JVs start off Tuesday’s action at home with Powell at 4:30 pm.  The Lady Cougars play at 6 pm with the Cougars and Panthers in the night cap at 8 pm.  The Voice of the Cougars, Josh Parker, sends you the coverage over the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network.  That’s live radio over AM 1450 and FM 100.9 with the live telecast on 1450wlaf.com.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/24/2018-7PM)last_img read more

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Cathedral/Melrose Rematch Tonight

first_img 1080p HD 360p 1/1 Auto (360p) 720p HD Cathedral and Melrose meet tonight in the 2nd of two Section 6-AA semifinal games at St. John’s University at 8pm.  Pine City plays Eden Valley-Watkins at 5:30 in the other semifinal.Melrose is seeded 2nd in the section while Cathedral is seeded 3rd.  Melrose won the first meeting 87-86 in overtime in Melrose January 29.  The Crusaders downed Melrose in the section final last season at Halenbeck Hall to advance to the Class AA state tournament.center_img About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, 1390 Sports)Cathedral is 23-5 while Melrose is 26-2.  The Crusaders are led by seniors Michael Schaefer and Mitchell Plombon.  Schaefer will play college basketball at Augustana while Plombon has signed on to play at Winona State.The winner of tonight’s game is the favorite to win the section with top seeded Annandale already eliminated.last_img read more

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Sammy Adjei relishes Real, Manchester move

first_imgFormer Hearts of Oak and Black Stars goal keeper Sammy Adjei says he is weighing offers from Manchester United and Real Madrid before he could decide his future with Hearts.Sammy Adjei fell out with his Isreali side and was expected to revive his career with “darling side” Accra Hearts of Oak, but says he is waiting for the final word from his manager before making his final move.He told Joy correspondent Tony Bebli, his focus has been to move into Europe and would only consider signing for Hearts if the offers fail to materialise.“Accra Hearts of Oak is my team, so if I don’t have a team I can play for Hearts.”He dismissed media speculation that he had collected a signing fee worth GH¢15,000 from Hearts, saying the amount paid him was to offset the 2005 contract he signed with the club.He explained his relationship with the club has been smooth so far. Sammy Adjei was full of commendation for the Hearts’ substantive goalkeeper Philemon McCarthy and hoped his possible return to the side could boost the premiership campaign.Story by Nathan Gadugahlast_img read more

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Xtrfy move into Australia with Grayhound sponsorship

first_imgSwedish gaming gear provider Xtrfy has expanded its presence into Australia with sponsorship of esports organisation Grayhound.Credit: XtrfyThe move coincides with Xtrfy’s entrance to the Australian consumer market. Xtrfy products are now available in Australian stores such as JB Hi-Fi and Mwave. Grayhound Gaming is an organisation best known for its performances in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. After finishing runner-up to Vici Gaming at the Asia Minor in Katowice, the team went on to a disappointing 23-24th finish in the Major, being eventually knocked out by Fnatic. ”We’re glad and proud to team up with Grayhound. Not only has the team had an impressive year, we also appreciate their entertaining and charismatic approach and we’re looking forward to creating something out of the ordinary together. We have a lot planned for the future and we’re confident that it will be appreciated by both fans and the gaming community in general”, said Joakim Jansson, CEO at Xtrfy.“Xtrfy is as real as it gets. While we were at the Katowice Major, Joakim and the team at Xtrfy surprised one of my players (erkaSt) with a personally signed mouse pad from his favourite CS player of all time, f0rest. The team at Xtrfy possess an unprecedented level of care, passion and dedication; these traits are greatly apparent in the equipment they produce – it only took a second for dexter to confirm ‘this is actually the best keyboard I’ve ever used’. There is mutual respect and encouragement in all aspects, competitively and socially; it’s an honour to partner with and represent a genuinely adored brand to our home country of Australia. We’re working on some exceptionally cool s*** with Xtrfy right now, keep an eye out!”, commented William Gray, Managing Director at Grayhound Gaming.Xtrfy is no stranger to the esports world, with the brand best known for sponsoring Ninjas in Pyjamas. Esports Insider says: What better way to enter the Australian market than with a partnership with one of the best orgs in the country? Grayhound are known as a fun bunch and we’re excited to see the “exceptionally cool s***” promised from the partnership.last_img read more

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Scientists search for proof of Loch Ness monster

first_imgKeystone/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A group of scientists from New Zealand have decided to embark on a journey to solve one of the world’s most elusive mysteries: the Loch Ness monster.The Loch Ness monster, or “Nessie,” has been a part of popular folklore since alleged sightings first came to the world’s attention in 1933. The mythical creature is believed to be a large marine reptile with a long neck and large protruding humps.The team, led by professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago, will investigate the shadowy waters of Loch Ness in Scotland next month.According to the Otago Daily Times, an international team of researchers from the UK, Denmark, USA, Australia and France will use environmental DNA samplings of the water to identify possible DNA remnants left behind by living species in the loch, the United Kingdom’s largest freshwater body.“Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers fur, feces and urine,” Gemmell told the Otago Daily Times.Gemmell and his team will be taking 300 samples of water from different areas around the lake to create a database of cell material that can be sequenced and compared against known genetic sequences from hundreds of thousands of organisms, the Otago Daily Times reported.The hope is to discover an exact match in order to pinpoint where on the tree of life that matching sequence fits.Gemmell told the Otago Daily Times he hopes this new research will unearth deeper knowledge about the biodiversity of Loch Ness.Gemmell did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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U.S. Open 2019: Milos Raonic withdraws from tournament with glute injury

first_img U.S. Open 2019: Serena Williams to face Maria Sharapova in first round Raonic’s withdrawal continues a troubling trend for the 28-year-old star. It’s the second time in three years he’s withdrawn from the U.S. Open, and TSN notes he’s missed four of the last nine grand slam events because of injury.When healthy, Raonic’s big serve has earned him eight career titles and carried him as high as No. 3 in the ATP world rankings. He’s currently 22nd. Related News Canadian star Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US Open because of a glute injury, his team confirmed to TSN.According to Tennis Canada, the injury is the same one that forced him to withdraw from the Rogers Cup earlier this month during a match against Felix Auger-Aliassime. The report noted that Raonic was improving from that injury, and that “he might have played if he had a Tuesday start.” But Raonic had been scheduled to play Monday at 3:30 p.m. ET against Nicolas Jarry. U.S. Open 2019: Draw is no advantage for Rafael Nadal U.S. Open 2019: Roger Federer feels Cincinnati failure could be a blessinglast_img read more

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Jazz notes: Quin Snyder, Nuggets president have a special relationship

first_imgHe was a really good player, Josh was my first recruit. – Jazz coach Quin Snyder on Nuggets president Josh KroenkeDENVER — Usually pregame interviews are about the usual stuff, what the team must do to play better defensively, how they can play better on the road or what the rotations will be that night.Jazz coach Quin Snyder brightened up when a Denver reporter asked him about Snyder coaching Nuggets team president Josh Kroenke at the University of Missouri nearly two decades ago.“He was a really good player, Josh was my first recruit,” Snyder said. “I have a special relationship with Josh and we don’t get a chance to talk too frequently. But invariably whether it’s here or in the summertime we have a chance to reminisce about a few things.”Snyder said Kroenke was a winning player, which is what he is trying to do in building the Nuggets.“Josh was on some good teams. You could count on Josh to do what he could do to help you win a game. That’s probably the best compliment you can give a player and that’s how he’s running the team, to win,” Snyder continued. “He made coaching rewarding, he made it fun. When you get to coach players that are selfless and play hard, you like to come to work every day. He gave me my start and I was lucky.”DIVISION GAME: Denver coach Mike Malone talked before the game about the importance of Friday’s game in case the teams end up tied in the standings. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head matchup and if the teams are tied, then it goes to division record.“It’s always very important,” Malone said. “I think one of your primary goals is winning your division. We have a very talented and deep division. I think it is the most talented and competitive division in the entire NBA.”With the victory, the Nuggets tied the season series at 2-2 increased its lead over Utah to 5.5 games. They also improved their division record to 4-6, while Utah fell to 4-7.STAY AWAY: Malone also talked about how he worries about his players’ health with all the sickness going around this time of year. One of his players, Will Barton, played limited minutes recently because of the flu.“Seriously, we do,” he said. “Everybody’s got hand sanitizer . . . I’m not shaking anybody’s hand right now — stay away from me. You do anything you can to control it. It’s important because it can wipe a team out.”JAZZ NOTES: Jonas Jerebko, who started against the Nuggets on Dec. 26, didn’t get in Friday’s game as the Jazz went with a smaller lineup with Thabo Sefolosha getting the start . . . Next up for Utah is the Miami Heat Sunday afternoon (1:30 p.m. MT) in Florida. Usually the team flies out directly after the game, but they won’t play out until late Saturday morning and arrive in Miami late afternoon . . . After Miami, the Jazz play at Washington Wednesday and Charlotte Friday . . . Utah came into the game ranked No. 3 in the league in free throw percentage at 80.8 percent, but only had six free throws all game, making three of them. 3 keys in the Utah Jazz’s 99-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets Relatedcenter_img Ex-Jazzman Trey Lyles torches his former team with career night in Denver victorylast_img read more

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Triumph celebrates 100th shipment of the KC-10 Aerial refueling boom to the U.S. Air Force

first_imgFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Colonel Mark Mocio was in Wellington.Sumner Newscow report — It was a big day for Triumph Group, especially the Wellington plant. At Thursday morning ceremony at the Triumph Accessory Services at 411 North West Road in Wellington, officials marked the shipment of the 100th KC-10 Aerial Refueling Boom in support of the U.S. Air Force maintenance program.  Triumph Group’s Product Support business, based out of Wellington, has provided repair and overhaul service on the KC-10 boom since the program’s inception in 1999.“We are proud of our long history serving the U.S. Air Force KC-10 aircraft program and extremely pleased to celebrate this milestone with one of our most valued patrons,” said Mike Abram, executive vice president of Triumph Product Support.  “We also look forward to partnering, in the not too distant future, with L3 Communications in support of the KC-10 CLS program.”Triumph Group was recently identified as a key teammate by L3 when the company was selected to provide full contractor logistic support for the KC-10.  As a supporting partner, Triumph will continue to provide repair and overhaul services for the KC-10 boom and additional components, as awarded.“The maintenance support Triumph provides on the KC-10 program is strong and consistent,” said Col. Mark Mocio, Legacy Tanker division commander and KC-135 program manager.  “This milestone delivery demonstrates the significance of the partnership they have had with the U.S. Air Force for more than 50 years.  We look forward to continuing that relationship as part of the KC-10 CLS program.”Triumph’s Wellington site has supported the U.S. Air Force since 1965, providing maintenance, overhaul and repair services on multiple defense programs including the KC -135 Stratotanker program, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pa., designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems.  The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.More information about Triumph Group can be found on the company’s website at http://www.triumphgroup.com. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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