High school football: Haughton falls to No. 9 John Ehret

first_imgThe No. 24 seed Haughton Buccaneers couldn’t overcome a big first-half deficit in a 48-27 loss to the No. 9 John Ehret Patriots in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night in New Orleans.Haughton closed its season 5-6 under first-year coach Jason Brotherton. Ehret (9-2) visits No. 8 Hahnville in the second round.Haughton trailed 28-6 at the half and 34-6 early in the third quarter. But the Bucs didn’t go quietly, scoring two third-quarter touchdowns before the Patriots pulled away.Haughton’s first TD came with 51 seconds left in the half on a 47-yard pass from junior Cameron Townsend to senior Josh Lister.Lavonta Gipson, who missed about two-thirds of the season with an injury, scored on a 23-yard run midway through the third quarter. Townsend then hit Emile Cola for 36 yards and a touchdown. Townsend completed 11 of 21 passes for 155 yards. Lister caught six passes with most of his 57 yards coming on the TD catch. Cola had three catches for 51 yards. Kynan Hayes had two for 25.Gipson had 58 yards on 21 carries. He also scored the Bucs’ final touchdown on a fumble return late in the game. According to Haughton stats, the Patriots had 399 total yards with 248 coming in the air.T’Marquise Winfield led the Bucs with seven solo tackles and three assists. Duncan Smith, a four-year starter, had five solos and two assists. Harrison Voigt, one of several seniors who played their final game, had five solos and one assist. Garrett Pantin, Darren Hicks and Greg Phill all had three solo tackles.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWork From Home | Search AdsInternational Work From Home Jobs in USAWork From Home | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoOceandrawThe One And Only WD40 Trick Everyone Should KnowOceandraw|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Lynx Win Season Opener Over Phoenix

first_img 1080p HD 1/1 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 720p HD Auto (360p) The Minnesota Lynx defeated Phoenix 105-83 Sunday afternoon in their season opener.  The Lynx received their WNBA championship rings before the game in a ceremony.  Seimone Augustus led the Lynx with 19 points, Monica Wright added 15 points and both Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore had 13 points apiece.The Lynx shot 57 percent from the field while Phoenix shot 40 percent.  Minnesota will play at New York Tuesday night at 6pm. About Connatix V56892last_img read more

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Young Boys stun Juventus with Hoarau brace

first_imgBERN (Reuters) – Two goals from striker Guillaume Hoarau led Young Boys to a shock 2-1 Champions League win over already-qualified Juventus on Wednesday after Ronaldo missed several chances for the Serie A side and Paulo Dybala had a stoppage-time goal disallowed.Dybala, who had pulled Juventus back into the game with a goal in the 80th minute, thought he had equalised with a long-range shot, but it was chalked off for offside when Ronaldo leapt at the ball in front of goalkeeper Marco Woelfli but did not make contact.Juventus finished top of Group H despite the defeat after Manchester United also lost to Valencia. The Swiss side finished bottom despite notching their first-ever win in the Champions League group stage.Hoarau opened the scoring with a penalty on the half hour and struck again in the 68th minute in a match which will long be remembered by the Swiss club.last_img read more

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Kris Frost named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgAUBURN — Kris Frost was recognized by the SEC as the Defensive Player of the Week after making one of the defining plays of his career and Auburn’s season in the Tigers’ 35-31 win over Ole Miss on Saturday.The Auburn linebacker had nine tackles with 1/2 a sack, and recovered and forced a fumble, a goal-line play that secured the win for the Tigers.Frost tackled Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell inside the one-yard line with 1:30 to go, knocking the ball free into the end zone, where it was recovered by Cassanova McKinzy.His nine stops were the second-most of Frost’s career behind his 14 tackles a week earlier against South Carolina.last_img read more

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‘The Voice’ recap: The battle rounds continued with Gwen Stefani losing an artist to Kelly Clarkson and possibly another to John Legend

first_imgTrae Patton/NBC(NEW YORK) — The battle rounds continued on Monday night’s The Voice, with artists from Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen Stefani’s teams faced off against their respective teammates for the chance to advance to the knockout rounds.Each coach enlisted the help of a guest adviser during rehearsals: Darius Rucker for Team Blake; Normani for Team Kelly; Usher for Team Legend; and will.i.am for Team Gwen.The evening ended in a cliffhanger, with Gwen, who already lost one artist to Kelly, at risk of losing another to John.Here are Monday’s highlights:Team Blake’s Marina Chello and Ricky Duran went head-to-head on “Valerie,” by The Zutons.  Blake joked that he paired the two because they were so “ridiculously talented,” and that the goal for his team was to have “the least amount of people to go home,” even if meant seeing them “go to a suckier coach.”  Blake’s advisor Darius Rucker called Duran “a star,” while praising Chello on the “pureness” of her voice and the way she “pounded the notes.”  John and Gwen gave the round to Ricky, but Kelly thought Marina was the star. Blake, basing his decision on who was the “star” of the battle, gave it to Ricky, who advances to the knockout rounds.Blake then used his only save to keep Chello on his team, but was challenged by Kelly, who argued that she and Marina had a “similar vibe,” and therefore, the right choice at this point.  Blake countered by insisting he still believed in the singer and that it wasn’t time to start over again with someone new.  Marina came back home to Team Blake“Full-on country” singer Jake Hoot and “versatile” artist Steve Knill, representing Team Kelly faced off on Willie Nelson’s “You Were Always on My Mind.”  Clarkson thought the song suited the duo because it worked for both country and pop.  Kelly, announcing her decision came down to “strategy,” explained that the artist who would “round out” her team, declared Jake the winner. He moves on to the battle rounds.  Steve was sent packing.Team Gwen’s Kiara Brown and Royce Lovett tangled with each other on “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” by Bob Marley & the Wailers, explaining that both singers had an “intimate” quality to their voices, but a slight contrast as well. Gwen’s adviser will-i-am, urged Kiara to make the song her own, while being careful not to stray too far from the original recording.  Royce’s voice, on the other hand, was “spectacular.”  Following the performance, the other coaches were split: Kelly leaning towards Kiara and Blake giving it to Royce.  Gwen declared Royce the winner.Kiara wasn’t out of the competition though, because Gwen attempted to save her, and Kelly tried one more time to steal an artist for her team.  It was a tough decision for Kiera, who ultimately chose to represent Team Kelly in the knockout rounds.Blake’s next pairing of the evening was between Matthew McQueen and Joana Martinez, tackling Panic! at the Disco’s “High Hopes.”  Blake, addressing the camera during noted that each had a talent the other lacked: Joana’s confidence versus Matthew’s diction. The victory, said Shelton, would go to the one who gave the best performance. John called Joana the winner; Gwen was torn; and Kelly gave it to Matthew.  Of course, Blake’s opinion was the one that mattered, and he went with Joana.  Matthew’s time on The Voice is over.Also advancing to the knockout rounds on Monday were Team Kelly’s Gracee Shriver and Damali, who beat their respective opponents, Brennan Lassiter and Brooke Stephenson.The final pairing of the night was between Team Gwen’s James Violet and Kyndal Inskeep, sparring on Marren Morris’ “I Could Use a Love Song.”  Neither was familiar with the tune, and it showed when they showed up for the first rehearsal, drawing a brief scolding from will-i-am.  Gwen admitted, she was leaning towards Kyndal, but James surprised her with his soaring vocals, leaving her to regret the pairing.  When the battle was over, the coaches deemed it too close to call: Kelly thinking it was a tossup, with James getting the slight edge; Blake gave the round to Kyndal; and John also favoring Kyndal.  Gwen had to make the tough decision though, and went with Kyndal.Gwen had a plan, though, to save James, but Legend spoiled it by attempting to steal the artist.Who did James pick? We’ll have to wait until Tuesday, when The Voice returns at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

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Irma: Sheriff’s deputy, corrections officer among Florida deaths

first_img Related ABC News (HARDEE COUNTY, Fla.) — A sheriff’s deputy and a corrections officer were among those killed as Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida.Julie Bridges, a 13-year member of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office, died in a two-car collision while driving home Sunday morning after a night shift, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Florida Department of Corrections Sgt. Joseph Ossman, who was driving the other car in the crash, also died, according to a statement from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. The Florida Highway Patrol said he was on his way to work Sunday morning when the collision occurred.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, visibility was low, and it was raining at the time of the crash. The department is continuing to urge the public to seek shelter and not to drive as Irma moves up the state’s western coast.The death toll in Florida stands at 12 total.Two other people were killed in Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys. One person was found dead in a home on Shark Key. Another man was killed after he lost control of a truck that carried a generator as winds whipped at tropical-storm strength, officials said.In Winter Park, near Orlando, a man was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, according to the Winter Park Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene after investigators found him lying in the street, police said.One person died from carbon monoxide poisoning after improper use of a generator in Miami-Dade County, the county mayor said.Another fatality resulted from a car crash in central Florida’s Orange County.On Tuesday, the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed that five additional deaths had occurred as a result of the storm.At least three people have died in Georgia as a result of the storm. In Sandy Springs, a man died while lying in bed after a large tree broke and fell on his home, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul announced on Facebook.In Forsyth County, a female passenger died after a downed tree struck her vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.A third death was reported in Worth County, Georgia.At least one person has died in South Carolina. In Abbeville County, a 57-year-old man was killed after a tree limb fell on him. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Oakland Raiders File Papers to Move to Las Vegas

first_img Related Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — The San Diego Chargers are now the Los Angeles Chargers, and it seems like the Oakland Raiders might be on the move as well. The team field paperwork on Thursday to relocate to Las Vegas.The Raiders had until Feb. 15 to apply for relocation, but decided not to wait. The team would play in a 65,000-seat domed stadium they would share with the University of Las Vegas Nevada and is expected to cost $1.9 billion. The Raiders would pay $500 million, with billionarer casino owner Sheldon Adelson putting up $650 million. The other $750 million would come from hotel tax revenue.  The stadium, if approved and built, would be on a 62-acre site on Russell Road. The team’s relocation must be approved by three-fourths of the NFL’s team owners.The vote is expected to take place at NFL owners meetings on March 26-29 in Phoenix.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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The Black Athlete…Cam Newton joins $100 million club

first_imgCAM NEWTON Last week, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, became the latest $100 million man in the NFL, joining a list of 10 other guys that includes Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ndamukong Suh, Calvin Johnson, J.J. Watt, Colin Kaepernick, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco. The first year of Cam’s 5-year deal will land him $31 million, including a $22.5 million signing bonus. WOW!If you’re at least 15 years old and have paid attention to the professional sports leagues in America, you’ve hearing about these 9-figure contracts to sign athletic superstars for the past decade, particularly in basketball, where we can see their faces without helmets or hats, and even more so in baseball, where mega-deal contracts have ballooned to $200 and $300 million.That’s a whooooole lot of money to pass, catch, bat or shoot a ball, but that’s the world that we live in. I don’t complain about it one bit. I’ve been watching these guys for nearly 40 years as the most consistent entertainment on TV. That’s why more new sports shows and networks are popping up every week. We can’t get enough of it.Omar TyreeFactor in the race issue, with Cameron being a young Black man from Atlanta – whose father was accused of asking Mississippi State for $200,000 for his boy to attend school and play football there – and Cam’s new money becomes even more mind-boggling. Even Cam said, “It doesn’t happen” for young Black people in America… unless you play sports, act or rap, that is.”It happens even less for Black adults over the age of 40, unless you hit the lottery. Nevertheless, Cam became so overjoyed by his new contract and wealth that he started promising the youth that it can happen for anyone else, too. He just happens to be 6 foot 5 inches tall with 250 pounds of rock solid football body, with a cannon for an arm, the moves of a running back and the confident swagger of Muhammad Ali in a jersey, pads and a helmet. Don’t get me wrong, we all love Cam Newton here in Charlotte, but a lot of us old heads know much better than to believe that any one of us can land a $100 million contract for five years of work.A lot Black men may not even get a chance to earn a degree from a major 4-year college without playing sports on scholarship. We can clearly see Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Michael “Air” Jordan as they inch their way into the billionaire’s club, because they were popular Black athletes first and successful businessmen later. Bob “Black Entertainment Television” Johnson and Oprah “Talk Show” Winfrey made their billions in the entertainment world as well.No wonder every Black kid wants to master passing, catching, hitting or shooting a ball, or rapping and acting. Then, they’ll have to watch out for every friend, wife, lawyer, accountant, agent and business partner they attract along the way for the rest of their lives, because everyone knows who they are and how much they make. For the most part, these Black athletes will still be surrounded by a community of have-nots. That’s the community that most of these athletes were raised in, and even in year 2015, we don’t have as many alternatives to become wealthy.However, with Richy Rich from the suburbs, he was born with the right color, the right family, the right connections, the right school, the right law firm, the right investors, the right wife, and he knows the right bank officials, so he doesn’t have to master tossing a ball at all, unless it’s the symbolic first pitch at a baseball game. And we’ve all witnessed how terrible those first pitches can look.Richy Rich makes the real money, signs the checks, and negotiates to own the building and the team. Then he claps his hands and says, “Good, job out there, guys,” while you hope and pray that he never cuts or fires you or your boy, or you might end up back in that long handout line for Cam Newton or the next highly paid, Black star athlete, yelling, “All I need is $100,000 to get this new business up and going.”We think of going to Cam Newton and other star athletes and entertainers for that sympathy and connection of “a Black chance” because we already know that Richy Rich won’t hear you unless you’re an athlete on his team, or you work with a charity group that he can use as a tax write-off. Why? Because Black opportunities are still not looked upon as “good business.” Richy Rich figures it’s a waste of his money – even though he has money to blow. Nope. Every dime counts to Richy. So don’t even ask him.I’m just keeping it 100, guys. Black people still have a lonnnnnng way to go. In the meantime… we’re gonna keep playing sports, acting and rapping, because that’s where the big deals are for us, as long as we can perform and compete with the best.Omar Tyree is a New York Times bestselling author, an NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Fiction, and a professional journalist, who has published 27 books, including co-authoring Mayor For Life; The Incredible Story of Marion Barry Jr. View more of his career and work @ www.OmarTyree.comlast_img read more

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Sir Alex Ferguson leaves hospital after brain haemorrhage

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson has left hospital after suffering a brai haemorrhage last month. The legendary Manchester United coach hopes to be back out in public in August when the Premier League season restarts. 02/06/2018 Upd. on 03/06/2018 at 08:11 CEST Ferguson is the coach who has won the most trophies at United, where he was the manager between 1986 and 2013. Under him the club won the Champions League twice, 13 Premier League titles and many other competitions.  IN SPORT.ES Ferguson sale del hospitalcenter_img After learning of the news of his health, messages poured in from around the world. Ex-players of the English side like David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo showed their concern by posting messages on social media.  A source has told The Sun: “Everyone knows he’s a winner and this was a battle he was never going to lose. He’s back on his feet, happy to have left hospital and grateful for the support.”  SPORT.es His last public appearance was at Old Trafford when United played Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at the end of the Premier League campaign — it was the French coach’s (Ferguson’s long-time rival) last game in charge of the London side.last_img read more

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Man City forward Leroy Sane is on Bayern Munich’s summer wishlist

first_img EFE 20/05/2019 Upd. at 17:47 CEST Now, with Robben and Ribery’s cycles at the club ending, the Bavarian club are ready to move for Sane once again.  Germany international Leroy Sane, currently at Manchester City, could become a Bayern Munich player as they look to renew their squad this summer, according to Kicker.  Leroy Sané, en los planes del Bayerncenter_img IN SPORT.ES During the current campaign, Coman and Serge Gnabry have been regulars on the Bayern wing with Robben and Ribery winding down. Sane’s arrival would add more competition for places. Bayern hoped to sign Sane three years ago but due to the excess of wingers they had at the time — Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben, Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa — they missed out on him to City.  In their favour is the fact Sane hasn’t played as much as he would have liked at City this season. And he has not renewed his deal at the Premier League champions, which expires in 2021.  City, according to Kicker, aware that Sane either wants to move to Bayern or let his contract run down, so could be open to doing a deal with the German champions. last_img read more

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