The Citadel looks to end streak vs Mercer

first_imgSQUAD LEADERS: Kaelon Harris has averaged 13.5 points and 7.1 rebounds to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Kaiden Rice is also a key contributor, maintaining an average of 12.7 points per game. The Bears are led by Djordje Dimitrijevic, who is averaging 17.1 points and 4.1 rebounds.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Dimitrijevic has accounted for 42 percent of all Mercer field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 27 field goals and 32 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: The Bears are 0-11 when they score 67 points or fewer and 15-3 when they exceed 67 points. The Bulldogs are 0-15 when they fail to score more than 73 points and 6-6 on the season, otherwise.COLD SPELL: The Citadel has lost its last seven home games, scoring an average of 65 points while giving up 80.3.DID YOU KNOW: The Citadel is ranked fifth in all of Division I with an average of 76.5 possessions per game. The Citadel looks to end streak vs Mercer Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMercer (15-14, 9-7) vs. The Citadel (6-21, 0-16)McAlister Field House, Charleston, South Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Mercer looks to extend The Citadel’s conference losing streak to 20 games. The Citadel’s last SoCon win came against the Samford Bulldogs 87-83 on Feb. 23, 2019. Mercer knocked off Chattanooga by five in its last outing.center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 25, 2020last_img read more

WWE: Brock Lesnar defeats Kofi Kingston in seconds to win the title

first_imgLast Updated: 5th October, 2019 14:45 IST WWE: Brock Lesnar Defeats Kofi Kingston In Seconds To Win The Title WWE: SmackDown’s Friday night premier saw Superstar Brock Lesnar end Kofi Kingston six-month reign as World Wrestling Entertainment Champion in mere seconds Akhil Nambiar SUBSCRIBE TO US WWE: Title challengeOn September 17, Kingston and New Day had defended the title against Orton and The Revival in a six-man tag-team match on SmackDown. But they were soon challenged by Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Friday’s SmackDown saw Lesnar subdue the champion to claim the title for himself.Also Read | WWE News: Draft Predictions For Upcoming Monday Night RAW 2019 SmackDown’s Friday Night Premier saw Brock Lesnar end Kofi Kingston six-month-long reign as WWE champion in mere seconds. Kingston had successfully defended his title against Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton before he was knocked out for counts by Lesnar before stunned audiences at the Staples Centre in LA.Also Read | WWE Hell In A Cell:Here Are The Top Moments From The Demonic StructureKingston entered the ring very much as the champion and immediately tried to get the upper hand by charging at Lesnar. Unfortunately for him, Lesnar was on his guard, promptly picked up Kingston and had him down for the counts. Kingston first won the WWE title in Wrestlemania 35. The win, which came after 11 years since he joined WWE, also brought to an end his long-standing feud with Bryan and Vince McMahon.Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Will The Rock Face Randy Orton At WrestleMania 36? But no WWE fight is over without a twist in the tail. As Lesnar celebrated his easy win, his celebrations were interrupted by Rey Mysterious and Cain Velasquez who confronted him.It was a treat for the crowd, who were robbed of a Championship fight earlier. Velasquez took on Lesnar and got in some shots before the victor of the earlier match managed to escape. But it seems we will soon have another feud in WWE SmackDown if that intense stare between Velasquez and Lesnar is anything to go by.Also Read | WWE: Rise And Fall Of The Eras; How RAW And SmackDown Started Written Bycenter_img First Published: 5th October, 2019 14:45 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Ruto’s Sh50m added into Stars AFCON budget

first_img0Shares0000Deputy President William Ruto listens to Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa as Sports PS Kirimi Kaberia and Sports Kenya Chairman Fred Muteti listen in at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 13 – The ministry of sports has surprisingly included Deputy President William Ruto’s Sh50mn African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification promise to Harambee Stars in the team’s final approved budget for the preparation of the biennial championship.The Deputy President made a promise to the team that qualification to the 2019 showpiece will attract a hefty reward from the government but now, it appears the ministry has included this as part of the Sh244mn approved budget for the team towards the biennial championship. This promise was made on December 19, 2017 when Ruto hosted the team at his official residence in Karen after their triumph in the CECAFA Senior Challenge trophy held here at home where he also rewarded the team with Sh5mn.RECAP: Harambee Stars promised Sh50mn for AFCON qualificationAccording to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa the amount will be deducted from the entire approved budget which they hope to get by end of week.Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama hands over a jersey and signed ball to Deputy President William Ruto when he paid the team a courtesy call at the Kasarani Stadium on Friday October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We had forwarded a budget estimate of Sh244mn for AFCON beginning from the Ghana game to the tournament in Egypt. We also had a separate budget for the team that plays in the Olympic qualifiers but the ministry through the Principle Secretary told us that in football, all we are getting is the Sh244mn until July 1,” Mwendwa said.He added the Federation will keep its promise of giving the team 70pc of the Sh50mn to divide among themselves while the federation keeps the remaining 30pc to aid in preparations. With this, the players are set to receive Sh35mn to divide amongst themselves.“We had a deal with the players and we will stick to it. Once they come in to camp next week we will give them the money hoping it comes into our accounts early and they will divide it among themselves,” Mwendwa noted.This means that the team will now have a sum total of Sh209mn to facilitate all their plans for AFCON 2019 including the final qualifier against Ghana and the intended three-week training camp in France as well as the final tournament in Egypt.The federation however received a Sh20mn boost from betting firm Betin of which Sh15mn will go towards the preparation kitty. FKF boss Mwendwa also noted they are set to unveil two more partners by next week to boost their finances.Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa and Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci exchange documens after signing a Sh20mn sponsorship deal for the Harambee Stars on Macrh 12, 2019“We want to give the coach and the team everything they ask for. This money will go into preparations of the team as well as settling bills from last season including Starlets’ unpaid allowances. The team will camp at Safari Park this time and so will the Under-23 Olympics team,” Mwendwa explained.“It is expensive to undertake all these things and that is why we want to bring on board more sponsors. The camp in France is expensive, we will play two or three friendly games there and it is also expensive to have them,” he further stated.At the same time, the FKF boss has estimated a cash reward of Sh7mn for the team for any win they pick in Egypt and if, against all odds they go all the way and lift the title, then the team will earn a whooping Sh120mn reward.“That is what the coach has proposed and that is what other teams do. We have tried to negotiate a bit with the players but that is just about the estimate of what they will earn with one win. This money is not in the Sh244mn budget and that is why we need more partners on board,” Mwendwa noted.According to plans, the team is set to travel to France on May 15 for the training camp at a location selected by the coach in Paris.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more