MEAC calls off 2020-21 Cross Country Championships

From the MEAC: NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 29, 2020 – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will not hold its Cross Country Championships for the 2020-21 academic year, as the conference’s other fall sports will be competed in the spring of 2021. The conference consulted its head cross country coaches and student-athletes, and they were in favor of cancellation. The league’s athletic directors and the Championship Administrative Committee also approved of the move. The championships were originally scheduled for Oct. 30 before the MEAC suspended fall sports in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With fall…

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Turkish EuroLeague : CSKA defeats Valencia to end two-game losing streak

A strong fourth period leads CSKA Moscow back to the win column info@eurohoops.net Focusing on its inside game in crunch time, CSKA Moscow defeated Valencia, 84-75, Thursday evening at home. The team coached by Dimitris Itoudis controlled the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 6 contest building on Mike James pouring 15 points in the second quarter. His 17 points powered by 7/12 field goals including 5/5 twos earned him the game-high 17 points.blob:https://sneakershoptalk.com/0762261b-83ce-4685-9d9a-dca19a452ee2 “I think we played hard in the first half, but we knew we had to take a step ahead,…

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Basketball Champions League: Darussafaka reports a positive COVID-19 test

From eurohoops.net: Darussafaka announced that one player tested positive for the coronavirus nfo@eurohoops.net Darussafaka Tekfen announced that one of its players tested positive for coronavirus and has been isolated immediately. Darussafaka played against Filou Oostende in the Basketball Champions League yesterday (October 28) while their next match is scheduled for October 31, against Bursaspor in the Turkish League.blob:https://sneakershoptalk.com/a2211812-5da3-4368-8a73-28038326b872 Per Darussafaka Tekfen: A positive result was found as a result of the Covid-19 PCR test performed on one of our players after our routine screenings were considered necessary. Our player, who…

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Houston Rockets to hire Stephen Silas as head coach

from nba.com: The Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal with Stephen Silas to become the team’s next head coach, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Silas previously was an assistant coach under Rick Carlisle with the Dallas Mavericks for the past two seasons. Prior to joining Dallas, the 47-year-old coach had spent his previous nine seasons as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets. His 20-year NBA coaching career also includes stops with the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington…

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Bethune-Cookman opting out of all 2020-21 sports

from Behtune-Cookman Athletic Communications: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bethune-Cookman University has canceled its remaining 2020-21 athletic season because of the coronavirus pandemic, President E. LaBrent Chrite announced on Tuesday. “In the face of a surging COVID-19 spike across much of the country and the State of Florida, we have concluded that the risks are too great for our student-athletes and staff to travel and compete at this time,” President Chrite said. The university has ceased all student athletic activities until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. “The health and…

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Basketball Champions League: Marco Spissu making his hometown proud

Marco Spissu was born in Sassari, raised in Dinamo’s youth teams, and is now leading his hometown team to new heights in the Basketball Champions League By Stefan Djordjevic / info@eurohoops.net These days, it’s not so often that the teams at the biggest stages feature a hometown player, let alone for him to be the face of the club and lead it to victories.  Well, that’s exactly become the case with Marco Spissu and Dinamo Sassari. However, far from it that it happened overnight and it took years of Spissu gaining…

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UFC 254 Results Khabib retains title and rides off into sunset

from Brent Brookhouse of cbssports.com : Justin Gaethje followed through with his gameplan against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 254. Unfortunately for Gaethje, a good gameplan wasn’t enough to beat a perfect fighter. Nurmagomedov scored a win with a second-round submission, unifying his lightweight title with Gaethje’s interim championship. Gaethje said leading up to the fight that he just needed to land solid kicks to the legs of Nurmagomedov to take away the champ’s wrestling game and open him up to the challenger’s huge power…

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EuroHoops awards

Crvena Zvezda and CSKA Moscow put on an amazing game and Jordan Loyd took matters into his own hands to secure the win for his squad By Stefan Djordjevic of eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net While three games have been postponed to a later date due to the coronavirus troubles in the squads, 12 teams still stepped on the court in Round 5 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and they’ve put on a show. Four players put on career-highs, some of them broke personal or club records, and there was plenty of quality…

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Barcelona holds off Real Madrid comeback

From FC Barcelona holds on sending nemesis Real Madrid to a 1-4 start By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net FC Barcelona dominated the first half of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 5 Clasico and went on for the win, 79-72, versus Real Madrid Friday at the Palau Blaugrana. With Nikola Mirotic sidelined and Victor Claver also out, Kyle Kuric punched in a team-high 15 points, including ten in the key second quarter. Brandon Davies summed up 14 points and Cory Higgins 13 combining for eight in the challenging fourth period and completing the three-man double-digit…

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Turkish EuroLeague: Dorsey’s eight threes helps Maccabi get by Khimki Moscow

From Stefan Djordjevic of eurohoops.net: The game between Khimki Moscow and Maccabi Tel Aviv went down to a close finish but the latter came out with an 89-87 road win in EuroLeague Round 5. It was the 6-0 run at the three-minute mark that gave Khimki some space with 75-70 on the scoreboard and despite back-to-back threes by Angelo Caloiaro, Alexey Shved answered with two of his own that kept the Russian ahead. However, Maccabi didn’t let up until the very last second and Tyler Dorsey crowned that effort with his eighth triple of the game…

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