FORT COLLINS –– When Colorado State and Nevada clash heads, both programs seem to possess a flair for the dramatic. During the Rams’ rapid emergence as Mountain West contenders in 2019-20, then-freshman guard Isaiah Stevens knocked down a vintage mid-range buzzer-beater before shouting “this is my city” at Moby Arena as CSU secured a signature victory over the Wolf Pack. One season later, Nevada returned the time-expiring favor when Grant Sherfield’s late 3-pointer lifted the Wolf Pack to an 85-82 victory in Reno. And on Tuesday evening in Fort Collins, it appeared as if the two squads would again need all 40 minutes to crown a victor upon finding themselves knotted up at 63 apiece with less than six minutes remaining. However, instead of witnessing CSU and Nevada battle until the final possession, Ram fans enjoyed a contest-concluding 14-3 run as coach Niko Medved’s squad dropped the crunchtime hammer within a 77-66 triumph . “We kept battling,” Medved said following … [Read more...] about Takeaways following CSU men’s basketball’s victory over Nevada
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EUGENE, Ore.— The Colorado Buffaloes will look to get on a hot streak after posting a huge comeback victory at Oregon. Whatever comes next, the immediate future is unlikely to include Lawson Lovering. The freshman out of Wyoming did not make the three-game trip, which began on Tuesday night with an 82-78 win at Oregon, after suffering an injury at practice on Monday. CU head coach Tad Boyle said after the victory he had not discussed any update regarding the diagnosis with team doctors, and more clarity on Lovering’s status is likely to be revealed in the coming days. “He had some tests done (Tuesday),” Boyle said. “He won’t be on this trip. I haven’t talked to the doctors yet, so that’s a phone call I’ve got to make (Wednesday). I should have something more definitive on his injury.” The 7-foot-1 Lovering has struggled for much of his rookie season, posting a .302 shooting percentage with an 8-for-18 mark on free throws while averaging 10.5 minutes per game. Lovering went … [Read more...] about CU Buffs men’s basketball notes: Injury sidelines Lawson Lovering
FILE–Gilas Pilipinas celebrates after beating South Korea again in the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers in Clark. FIBA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—Filipino fans wishing to watch the 2023 Fiba World Cup can secure limited passes via early bird pricing. There will be 1,100 Follow my Team Pass-Philippines tickets that will be sold through Fiba’s official website, fiba.basketball, from March 1 to 31. The Follow my Team Pass-Philippines will include all five Gilas Pilipinas games in the group stages of the Fiba World Cup, which is set for August 25 to September 10 next year. “The journey for the Fiba World Cup 2023 in Manila starts now. Be the first to support your Goals team by purchasing the Follow my Team Pass-Philippines,” said SBP President Al Panlilio, who also serves as Fiba Asia vice president. “Together let’s win for all.” Ticket prices for the Philippines’ group stage are P2,499 for Category 5 (general admission), P23,499 for Category 4 (upper box), P41,499 for Category 3 (lower … [Read more...] about Tickets for Gilas Pilipinas’ 2023 World Cup games go on sale in March
The U.S. Team is introduced at the NBA Rising Stars basketball game in Chicago, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) CHICAGO — Miles Bridges soared like his boss in Chicago. Zion Williamson delivered his share of punishing dunks, even damaging the rim. It all added up to a high-flying start to the All-Star weekend. Bridges scored 20 points and took MVP honors, Eric Paschall added 23 more and the U.S. beat the World 151-131 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. Bridges has been a bright spot for Charlotte in a difficult season. The Hornets are 11th in the Eastern Conference at 18-36. But the second-year pro put on a show in owner Michael Jordan’s old home and was presented the MVP trophy by Hall of Famer and Chicago product Isiah Thomas. “We wanted to come out and play hard in the Rising Stars and show what Charlotte is about — me, Devonte’ (Graham) and P.J. (Washington),” Bridges said. “And that’s what we did. I didn’t have any extra motivation, really, I … [Read more...] about Bridges, Zion lead US over World in NBA Rising Stars Challenge
In remembering more than just Kobe Bryant’s legacy as a basketball player on the two-year anniversary of his passing, take a look at some of the more memorable quotes from the mind and voice of an all-time great. Credit to various interviews with ESPN, Nike, post-game pressers, Muse: The Kobe Bryant Documentary, The Players’ Tribune and more. On failure: “When we are saying this cannot be accomplished, this cannot be done, then we are short-changing ourselves. My brain, it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I have to sit there and face myself and tell myself ‘you are a failure,’ I think that is almost worse than dying.” On being afraid to fail: “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” On pain: “Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change. Don’t let it stop you from being who you can be. Exhaustion … [Read more...] about Kobe Bryant’s 20 Greatest Inspirational Quotes
5 The curious thing about the Big 12 this season is that while it might be the toughest conference in the country, boasting the defending national champion and three other Top 25 teams, it doesn't have a single, slam-dunk lottery pick. Kendall Brown of Baylor might be the best bet. With remarkable athletic ability, a fierce competitive nature and the ability to take over a game, Brown has surged up draft boards during his freshman season in Waco. Just look at his performance earlier this season at Oregon, when he scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to help the Bears overcome a 10-point deficit and squeak out a 78-70 win. Among his latest starring turns was a 10-point, eight-board performance as the No. 4 Bears beat Oklahoma last weekend. Yet, as Baylor guard Adam Flagler said, “He's so selfless." Brown only took three shots and scored two points during a game at West Virginia. He pulled down eight rebounds, dished out a … [Read more...] about NBA Prospect Watch: Baylor’s Kendall Brown on the rise
Matt Ganuelas-Rosser shoots a jumper over Star forward Marc Pingris. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net TNT coach Chot Reyes relished the opportunity to acquire Matt Ganuelas-Rosser via free agency. He’ll need time to get the defensive ace to acclimatize to his system. Reyes is close to getting that opportunity as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) emerged from its meeting with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) optimistic of getting the nod for its team to hold scrimmages. “We’ve already sat down with chairman (Benhur) Abalos together with general manager Atty. (Romando) Artes last Tuesday, looking to gain clearance in holding scrimmages,” he told the Inquirer on Wednesday. “We’re hoping to get an official endorsement by Thursday or Friday, that way we can now move on and reach out to Metro Manila’s mayors.” Scrimmages will be the last component the PBA needs to iron out so it can resume its season-ending Governors’ Cup, which is why Marcial is adding … [Read more...] about PBA optimism on restart high after MMDA meeting
(CNN) The rollout of free N95 masks for the public began this week across the United States, with some pharmacies already handing out the masks and others expecting to do so in the coming days. The program is part of the Biden administration's effort to distribute 400 million free N95 masks from the Strategic National Stockpile via pharmacies and community health centers. The program is expected to be fully up and running by early February. The masks are arriving at their destinations with accompanying flyers and signage from the US Department of Health and Human Services, which paid for the masks. Here's what you need to know about getting a free N95 mask through this program: Where can I find free N95 masks? The masks will be available at a number of local pharmacies and community health centers, a White House official told CNN . Read More Participating pharmacies include Hy-Vee, Meijer, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger. … [Read more...] about Here’s how to get free N95 masks from pharmacies or community health centers
On a sun-soaked day in Milan last fall, Hugo Boss said goodbye to the suit. It was fashion week, and the German brand, once a go-to for urban professionals dreaming of a steady climb to the corner office, cast its jackets and slacks to the side in favor of a baseball-themed spectacle. The model Gigi Hadid opened the show, held to debut Boss’s collaboration with Russell Athletic, the activewear brand, in high-waisted sweatpants and a beanie. There was a brass marching band and cheerleaders. The K-pop star Big Matthew made his modeling debut, and an anthropomorphic popcorn mascot danced. It was, for anyone familiar with Hugo Boss’s usual slick Wall Street-ready offering, a tad unexpected. It was also, it turns out, Stage 1 in what the company is calling a major rebrand that reaches fruition this week with new ad campaigns and a new look. The old blocky logo has been replaced by new, sleeker typography. There is experimentation with repurposed materials. (Coming soon: suits … [Read more...] about Can Hugo Boss Actually Be Cool?
It’s a new year, which means a new crop of thrillers to provide some delicious diversionary relief from the sometimes less thrilling things going on in the world. Let me suggest, to begin with, Janice Hallett’s witty, original THE APPEAL (Atria, 416 pp., $27.99). Reading it is like taking part in an immersive theatrical production in which you wander through an unfamiliar house, collecting clues to a nebulous mystery. This modern version of the classic epistolary novel plunges us into a legal case in which someone has been convicted of murder, but it’s unclear who has been killed, or why. “It is best you know nothing before you read the enclosed,” a lawyer writes to two colleagues before presenting them with an intriguing mass of evidence in the form of emails, social-media posts, text messages and news stories. “See what you think.” This shaggy blob of material focuses on the Fairway Players, a provincial English theater group whose amateur actors suffer from delusions of … [Read more...] about It Started as a Romantic Idyll. It Ended With a Stack of Corpses.