March Madness 2019: Texas Tech’s Tariq Owens returns after suffering leg injury vs. Michigan State

first_img March Madness 2019: Auburn’s Bruce Pearl addresses last-second foul call vs. Virginia Texas Tech avoided a major problem.Tariq Owens, who had tallied several big blocks in the tournament and in the Red Raiders’ matchup with Michigan State in the Final Four, went down after twisting his ankle badly in the second half. Tariq Owens with a thunderous jam #4To1 #FinalFour pic.twitter.com/I6q7B1gXFu— Sports Daily (@SportsDGI) April 7, 2019After a few minutes in the locker room Owens jogged back out to the bench to the delight of the Red Raider faithful.He came back into the game with 6:52 left in the game.The Red Raiders’ crowd goes wild as Tariq Owens returns from the locker room after an injury! 👏@TexasTechMBB | #FinalFour pic.twitter.com/hRtJBSdovw— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 7, 2019This story will be updated. Owens had seven points, four rebounds and three blocks when he went out.center_img March Madness 2019: Virginia tops Auburn after devastating foul call on 3-pointer Tariq Owens sends Texas Tech into the break with a two-point lead on Michigan State! pic.twitter.com/igw1AQzbgI— SI College Hoops (@si_ncaabb) April 7, 2019Owens appeared to twist both his ankle and his knee and stayed down on the floor for a few minutes.He was able to get up and walk off the floor on his own power. Related Newslast_img read more

What’s the magic number to clinch a playoff berth in a 60-game MLB season?

first_imgMORE: Why the Padres, A’s and Mets could surprise in a 60-game season Vegas odds Odds Shark released its win totals for the 60-game season, and the Yankees and Dodgers have the highest number at 37.5 each. Those two — which will be heavy World Series favorites even in the new format — are the only teams picked to win more than 35 games.  Houston is next at 35, followed by Minnesota at 34.5. Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Washington are at 34. That list provides five of the six division winners from last season — with the Cardinals the other team. St. Louis is at 32.5.  By these numbers, any team that gets to 35-38 victories should be good for a playoff berth.  That might not be enough to win the division, however.  2019 division winners  We totaled the winning percentage for the six division winners from 2019, and that number is .622. If you are targeting that winning percentage over a 60-game season, then the closest record would be 37-23 — a .616 winning percentage.  Teams that win 38 games would have a .633 winning percentage. The Astros (.660), Dodgers (.654) and Yankees (.636) were the only teams that did better than that over a 162-game season last year.  Of course, a 60-game season is much different.  A 60-game sample  We looked at the division leaders after 60 games last season. The Dodgers were the best of the bunch at 41-19. Here’s a look at the division leaders’ records after 60 games last season:  TeamWLDodgers4119Yankees3822Astros4020Twins4020Brewers3426Braves3327The average record among those teams? Again, we’re looking at 38-22.   Room for variation  Vegas, the full-season numbers and the 60-game sample all seem to agree. A team that wins 38 games should be able to claim its division in a 60-game season.  So, we’ll call 38 the magic number to essentially assure a postseason berth.  You can go a few games up or down to allow for variation, and that’s why that 40-20 vision is important in a 60-game season. Wild card teams can probably get in with 34 wins or fewer, but there are no guarantees in a 60-game format.   Win totals via Odds Shark Team2019 WINS2020 WINSLos Angeles Dodgers10637.5New York Yankees10337.5Houston Astros10735Minnesota Twins10134.5Atlanta Braves9734Tampa Bay Rays9634Washington Nationals9334Oakland Athletics9733.5St. Louis Cardinals9132.5Chicago Cubs8432Cleveland Indians9332Los Angeles Angels7232New York Mets8632Boston Red Sox8431.5Chicago White Sox7231.5Cincinnati Reds7531.5Philadelphia Phillies8131.5Arizona Diamondbacks8531Milwaukee Brewers8931San Diego Padres7031Texas Rangers7829.5Toronto Blue Jays6728Colorado Rockies7127.5Pittsburgh Pirates6925.5San Francisco Giants7725.5Seattle Mariners6825Kansas City Royals5924.5Miami Marlins5724.5Baltimore Orioles5421.5Detroit Tigers4721.5 MLB’s 60-game season should create some wild playoff races within the six divisions. But what’s the magic number to claim a division title? That will be interesting to find out, but teams should have 40-20 vision heading into the season. That is, 40 wins should be more than enough to win a division, while a wild card berth should fall at least several wins below that.Let’s take a closer look at what should be the goal for major league teams in 2020.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: RAMPANT URRIS PUT LETTERKENNY GAELS TO THE SWORD IN SUPER DISPLAY

first_imgUrris GAA News:SENIOR & RESERVE FOOTBALL: Both teams travelled to play Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday night. Final score in senior game Urris 3-09 Letterkenny Gaels 0-10. Senior team: Johny Noone, Kieran Kelly, Sean Mc Daid, Gary Doherty, Mickey Grant (0-01) James Cooke, James Griffin), John Mc Carron (0-01), Kevin Mc Laughlin (0-04), Conor Bradley, Dean Kelly (2-0), Ryan Doherty (J) (0-01), Peter Devlin, Alan Friel (0-02), Declan Grant. Subs: Mark Mc Laughlin (1-0) for Dean Kelly, Niall Mc Laughlin for Declan Grant, Ryan Doherty (R) for Peter Devlin. Final score in reserve game Letterkenny Gaels 2-08 Urris 2-04. Next matches are home to Burt on Saturday night at 6pm and 7.30pm. MATCH “N” WIN: Match “N” Win June 4th. No Jackpot winner—numbers drawn: 2,12, 14 & 15. €15 winners: Mary Mc Gonigle, Malin Head, Cathal Toland, 6 Gaddyduff, Mickey Doherty, Rooskey, Lorna Doherty, Urrismanagh and Denise Doherty, Roxtown. Jackpot next week €1,260. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.SUICIDE AWARENESS COURSE: There is a Positive Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Course being held in the Clonmany Community Centre on Saturday 13th June starting at 2pm. Any club coaches or club members interested in doing this training please contact David Hession on 0860538537 to book a place.U14: Our U14 played Burt last week and had won by 3-12 to 2-04. Next game is home to Moville on Friday night at 7.00pmU12 GERRY O’NEILL MEMORIAL CUP: Urris are away to Carndonagh at 6.30pm. U6, U8 and U10 training every Friday evening in Straid from 4-5pm util further notice.KELLOGG’S CUL CAMP: GAA Cul Camp in Straid from Monday July 6th – 10th. Anyone wishing to book a place contact John Friel on 08605223550.BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now.CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall at 9.00pm.GAA NEWS: RAMPANT URRIS PUT LETTERKENNY GAELS TO THE SWORD IN SUPER DISPLAY was last modified: June 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more