Xavier defeated Providence 78-69 this afternoon. Musketeer forward Jalen Reynolds tied for the team lead in points with 19, while point guard Dee Davis dished out 15 assists. Together, the two combined on a ridiculous fast break alley-oop.Check it out:Davis’ pass is a risky one with no one back on defense, let alone with a defender right there. And give credit to the Providence defender for reading the alley-oop and trying to make a play on it. Unfortunately for him, trying to make that play and actually doing it are two different things, especially with Reynolds above the rim like he was. [ H/T: @RobDauster ]
Twitter/@ChrisPorterFCNToday’s game in Athens has been nothing short of a debacle for Georgia. The Dawgs trail Alabama 24-3 late in the first half, having allowed two quick scores via blocked punt and 50-yard play action bomb, and now Georgia is making a change at quarterback. Redshirt sophomore Brice Ramsey is in to replace Greyson Lambert.Brice Ramsey is entering at QB for Georgia— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) October 3, 2015Yup, Brice Ramsey in with 35 seconds left in the half. Not much you can do here, but he may get a shot in the second half.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmersonAJC) October 3, 2015Lambert has struggled, completing just 7-of-17 passes for 70 yards. If Ramsey can’t give Georgia a spark, this one could get extremely ugly.
It was if Rhian Brewster had never been away. Back at Prenton Park, back in the goals.On Thursday evening, the striker’s first-half brace set Liverpool on their way to a comprehensive 6-0 win over Tranmere in their first pre-season friendly of the summer.For Brewster, it was a significant evening at a ground where he has previously shone at youth level. If this is to be a big season for the 19-year-old, he has started it in perfect fashion. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “It’s mad how far you can come in a year,” the Londoner reflected afterwards. “This time last year I was out injured, I was here watching the boys play against Tranmere and this year I’m here playing.” Not only playing, but shining too. Leading the line for Jurgen Klopp’s mix-and-match team, Brewster showed significant glimpses of why Anfield staff have such high hopes for him.His goals were predatory, both of them converted from inside the six-yard box, one with his head from a Harry Wilson cross, one after James Milner’s shot had been pushed out by Scott Davies, the Tranmere goalkeeper.Before that there was an assist, a nice pick-out for Nathaniel Clyne, who hammered home the opener after just five minutes, and throughout there were signs that the youngster’s touch and movement will allow him to become a top-level player in the future.“I’m loving every minute of pre-season,” Brewster added. “It’s tough, don’t get me wrong, but I’d rather be out there than on the treatment bench.”Klopp, perhaps a little surprisingly, chose to downplay things afterwards. The Reds boss rounded, playfully, on a reporter who asked about Brewster’s performance.“It is 2019,” he said, “We should stop talking about the boy who scored two goals and overlooking what others do in the other 89 minutes.“Rhian, I love the boy, he is a fantastic player but one of the goals I could have scored!”Still, he found time to state, once more, that this will be “a big season” for Brewster, who spent close to 16 months on the sidelines after serious injuries to his ankle and knee sustained playing for Liverpool’s under-23 side.“He is a top striker, a top talent and I have told him already that he has an important role this year,” Klopp said. “But how important? It depends on him. We will see.”There is definitely a squad space available, given Daniel Sturridge’s departure last month, though Klopp was right to point out that the presence of Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi, who also scored at Tranmere and who signed a new long-term contract this week, means Brewster must add variation to his game in order to thrive.“He has to play different positions as well,” he said. “The centre, the wing is possible, I think.“We will see how we line up, but there will be opportunities for him, I am sure.”Certainly, Brewster will back himself to make his mark at Anfield. Though yet to make a senior first-team appearance, the teenager lacks nothing in terms of confidence. “I know what I want in life,” he told Goal in an exclusive interview a year ago, in which he floated the idea of playing himself into contention for England’s Euro 2020 squad.That may seem fanciful, but confidence in a young footballer should not be discouraged. And if the testimonies of his Liverpool coaches and team-mates are anything to go by, Brewster has more than a fighting chance. They think the world of him at Anfield.Liverpool pulled out all the stops to keep him on Merseyside last year, amid strong interest from the Bundesliga. RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach made approaches – Gladbach’s cost them a showpiece friendly at Anfield that summer – and Brewster seriously considered heading to Germany, such is his desire to play regular first-team football.“I want to play at the highest level, for club and country,” he told Goal.His chance should come in the coming weeks and months. Klopp’s faith is strong enough that he will resist the urge to push for a new, big-money centre-forward this summer, and it is telling that Sturridge, Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke have been allowed to leave the club in the last 12 months.Liverpool see Brewster as the future, a player who will be part of their club for years to come.As for the man himself, he’s just happy to be on the field again. “I’m taking every moment as it comes,” he smiled. “It’s great to be back out there.”Liverpool’s pre-season friendly at Bradford on Sunday (3pm UK time) will be used to raise awareness for former player Stephen Darby’s new foundation.Darby played for both clubs, but was forced to retire aged just 29 after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. The Maghull-born defender, who is married to England Women’s captain Steph Houghton, has recently set up the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, which now has an official partnership with Bradford. The foundation’s branding will appear on the shorts of the Bantams’ new away strip, which will be worn for the first team against the Reds at the Northern Commercials Stadium this weekend.In June, members of Liverpool’s under-23 and under-18 teams raised more than £4,000 for the foundation by climbing Mount Snowdon, and it is hoped that the high-profile nature of Sunday’s game – a crowd of around 24,000 is expected – between two of Darby’s former clubs, will help generate further funds. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State and Michigan are both one-loss teams ranked inside the top 10, though the Buckeyes and the Wolverines feel like pretty different squads right now.Jim Harbaugh has Michigan rolling, playing as well as it ever has under him, while Urban Meyer’s Ohio State team is struggling.The Wolverines and the Buckeyes are set to meet in Columbus at the end of November. A trip to the Big Ten Championship Game (and, maybe, the College Football Playoff) will probably be on the line.Who does Vegas currently like?The betting line has been adjusted.So, I’ve seen two psuedo Michigan-Ohio State lines so far:@GoldenNuggetLV would have Ohio State -1Westgate Superbook in Vegas would have Michigan -3.— Chris “Mack” Mackinder (@Chris_Mackinder) November 3, 2018Ohio State and Michigan are set to meet in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 24.The Buckeyes and the Wolverines will kick off at noon E.T. on FOX.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)With the early signing period opening on December 19, it is crunch time for college football recruiting. The Nebraska football staff has been working a ton, especially without a bowl game to prepare for, and four-star defensive end Lloyd Summerall is a major target.Summerall is a Lakeland, Fla. native, and is thought to be leaning toward the local power programs in the state.247Sports‘ crystal ball has the Florida Gators with 94-percent of the votes, with Florida State capturing the remainder.Scott Frost thinks Nebraska football can make a late push for Lloyd Summerall, and brought his entire staff to recruit him.The Lakeland football program tweeted about the visit on Tuesday.Thanks to @coach_frost and the ENTIRE STAFF from Nebraska for stopping by to check out our guys and our program AND TELL US CONGRATS!! ?⚓️?⚓️?#NAUGHTS #HUSKERS @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/fOi1kh33X8— Lakeland Football (@LHSDreadnaughts) December 11, 2018Summerall visited Nebraska during the season, and got to see the Huskers beat Michigan State on senior day. He got to see snow for the first time, and called the trip a “perfect 10.”From Rivals, after the visit:Asked to sum up his visit to Nebraska and to give it a rating, Summerall concluded:“It was a perfect 10!” Summerall said emphatically. “Nah, it’s not the case that I am for sure going to end up [at Florida our Miami]. It’s between me and God. No one really knows where I will go, but on December 19 everyone will find out. Not this week, but next week Nebraska will probably be coming by for an in-home visit.”Summerall is the No. 237 player in the class of 2019. 247 ranks him No. 15 among weak-side defensive ends, and No. 36 in Florida.Pulling him out of the Sunshine State won’t be easy, but if Frost didn’t think there was a chance, he wouldn’t be pulling out all the stops like this.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the 2020 class has announced his commitment on social media.Brady Martin, a three-star quarterback in the 2020 class out of Leominster, Mass., will be staying home for college.The pro-style quarterback has committed to UMASS.Martin announced his commitment on Twitter.#MassMade @coachwaltbell pic.twitter.com/JqkOf0Hzih— Brady Martin (@_bmartin15_) March 27, 2019Martin was also receiving interest from Michigan, South Carolina and Syracuse, though none of those schools had offered him a scholarship yet.The pro-style quarterback committed to UMASS over New Hampshire and Rhode Island, among other schools.After all, he is named “Brady,” so it makes sense for him to be playing in the New England area…
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 08: Mac Hippenhammer #12 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates with C.J. Thorpe #69 of the Penn State Nittany Lions after catching a 11 yard touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the fourth quarter on September 8, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)With Kyler Murray no longer part of the NCAA, the next two-sport phenom may be none other than Mac Hippenhammer. The wide receiver for Penn State also plays right field for the baseball team.Coming out of high school, 247Sports had Hippenhammer as a three-star recruit. While his skillset could be raw at times, it’s evident that his athletic ability is off the charts.In limited action this past season, Hippenhammer totaled 103 yards and a touchdown on only six receptions. Once the ball is in his hands there is a good chance he can do some damage.As for his baseball career with the Nittany Lions, Hippenhammer currently has the third-best batting average on the team. The pressure of playing two sports hasn’t disrupted his production.When talking about his two-sport career, Hippenhammer revealed that he prefers to stay silent about his business.From Centre Daily Times:“That’s always how I’ve been,” Hippenhammer said. “I’ve always just been quiet and gone about my business and competed. I think a lot of my friends can tell you I’m a competitor, and that’s what I like to do.”“This year, I just told myself to control what I can control,” Hippenhammer said. “And when I’m back to the football team, all I’m going to do is work at it and, once I do that, I think everything will be all right.”Penn State’s football team can use another playmaker on offense with Miles Sanders and Trace McSorley now in the NFL. Perhaps Hippenhammer’s success on the diamond will carry over to the gridiron.We’ll see if he can take another leap in his third year with the football program.[Centre Daily Times]
Alabama’s trip to South Carolina is on CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The others could all be in jeopardy for AT&T or DirecTV subscribers.Georgia vs. Arkansas (ESPN2, 12 p.m.)Mississippi State vs. Kansas State (ESPN, 12 p.m.)Tennessee vs. Chattanooga (SECN, 12 p.m.)Ole Miss vs. Southeastern Louisiana (SECN, 4 p.m.)Arkansas vs. Colorado State (SECN, 4 p.m.)Auburn vs. Kent State (ESPN2, 7 p.m.)Kentucky vs. Florida (ESPN, 7 p.m.)Texas A&M vs. Lamar (ESPNU, 7 p.m.)LSU vs. Northwestern State (SECN, 7:30 p.m.)Missouri vs. Southeast Missouri State (SECN, 7:30 p.m.)Other pretty big games including Stanford at UCF are also on ESPN workouts this weekend, though the slate is very SEC heavy.Per Awful Announcing, there has been some confusion over when the Disney deal with AT&T expires. Some have speculated or inferred that it would be at the end of the month, which would make sense, but as we’ve approached this weekend there have been rumblings that it could expire tonight.BREAKING- @raycoletv tells me, barring a last minute agreement, the Disney/AT&T(directv)carriage agreement will expire at midnight Friday. These customers across the nation will not have access to College Gameday or any ESPN gms this weekend if the 2 companies don’t come to terms— Dave Zawilinski (@DavezONAIR) September 10, 2019If true, we’ll find out with just 12 hours to spare before a ton of SEC fans are cut off from seeing their teams play on Saturday.Whether the fault lies with Disney/ESPN, AT&T, or somewhere in between, no one wants to see that happen. GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 13: The Florida Gators take the field before the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)If you get your TV through AT&T or DirecTV, you may be in for a nasty surprise come Saturday. Over the last few days, ESPN has been very vocal, airing concerns that those services, which make up a large chunk of the total cable coverage in the country, could black out ESPN networks ahead of this weekend’s college football games.Now, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has warned SEC fans about the possibility of missing their teams’ Week 3 games. Anyone who is or knows SEC diehards know this is no laughing matter.Sankey took to Twitter to warn fans about the blackout. 13 of 14 SEC teams are in action this weekend, with Vanderbilt on bye. All but one of them is on an ESPN channel.Attention @SEC fans! If you are a DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse or AT&T TVNow subscriber, you may not be able to view games on @SECNetwork (& other @ESPN and Disney networks) this weekend. Visit https://t.co/j0yzDYpouI for the latest info.— Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) September 13, 2019
Sri Lanka call up Chamika Karunaratne as Lahiru Kumara replacementAustralia vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lnaka pacers Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera had also been ruled out due to injury and will fly back to the country.advertisement Reuters CanberraJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 19:46 IST Lahiru Kumara suffered a torn hamstring in the first Test in Australia (Reuters Photo)Sri Lanka have called up right-arm fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne to replace the injured Lahiru Kumara for the second Test against Australia and confirmed on Monday that fellow quick Dushmantha Chameera had also been ruled out due to injury.Kumara suffered a torn hamstring on the second day of the first Test in Brisbane, which Sri Lanka lost by an innings and 40 runs, while Chameera has injured his left ankle.Both injured players will return to Sri Lanka on Tuesday, selectors said in a brief statement.The National selectors have picked Right Arm Fast Bowler Chamika Karunaratne in place of injured Lahiru Kumara to join the team in Australia. #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/L6xOniY2oOSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) January 28, 2019Dushmantha Chameera who suffered an injury on his left ankle; while bowling during the 01st test match will be out of the 2nd test.Both the injured bowlers ( Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera) will arrive home on Tuesday. #AUSvSLSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) January 28, 2019The second and final Test of the series begins in Canberra on Friday.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sri LankaFollow Chamika KarunaratneFollow Lahiru KumaraFollow Dushmantha ChameeraFollow Australia vs Sri Lanka
Pulwama terror attack: Vidarbha to donate Irani Cup prize money to families of CRPF martyrsDefending champions Vidarbha defeated Rest of India by virtue of their first innings lead on the fifth and final day of the match in Nagpur to retain the Irani Cup that they had won last year.advertisement Rohan Sen NagpurFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 17:19 IST Irani Cup match ended in a draw but Vidarbha ended up on the winning side thanks to their 95-run first innings lead (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVidarbha will be getting Rs 10 lakh as prize money for winning the Irani CupVidarbha ended up on the winning side thanks to their 95-run first innings lead against Rest of IndiaVidarbha is the third team in Indian domestic cricket history to defend the Ranji Trophy and Irani CupIrani Cup champions Vidarbha will be donating their entire prize money to the families of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week.The Irani Cup match ended in a draw in Nagpur on Saturday but Vidarbha ended up on the winning side thanks to their 95-run first innings lead against Rest of India.”We have decided to donate the prize money to the families of the martyrs at Pulwama. A small gesture from our side,” Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Vidarbha are proving why they are champions on an off the field. The #IraniTrophy winners led by @faizfazal have decided to hand over their prize money to family members of martyrs of #PulwamaTerroristAttack. pic.twitter.com/Rh6i44nXrIBCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 16, 2019Vidarbha will be getting Rs 10 lakh as prize money for winning the Irani Cup which they have decided to donate. Vidarbha is the third team in Indian domestic cricket history to defend the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup after Bombay and Karnataka.Earlier on Saturday, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag also offered to help out the families of the CRPF martyrs by offering to bear the educational expenses of the children of all the CRPF personnel martyred in the dastardly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terrorist attack while several others are battling for their lives following what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in the valley.advertisement”Nothing we can do will be enough, but the least I can do is offer to take complete care of the education of the children of our brave CRPF jawans martyred in #Pulwama in my Sehwag International School @SehwagSchool, Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga,” Sehwag wrote on his twitter handle.Star boxer Vijender Singh, who is employed with Haryana Police, is donating a month’s salary.”I’m donating my one month’s salary for the martyrs of #PulwamaTerrorAttack and want everyone to come forward and support the families. It is our moral duty to always standby them and make them feel proud of their sacrifices. Jai Hind,” the Olympic medallist said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Irani Cup 2019Follow VidarbhaFollow Faiz FazalFollow Pulwama terror attack