2019 Southland Basketball Tournament Tickets on Sale Now

first_img2019 Southland Conference Tournament Schedule(All times Central) Thurs, March 14:              Women’s First Round                                           Women’s Games 1 and 2 — 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+)                                           Men’s Second Round                                           Men’s Games 3 and 4 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+) FRISCO, Texas – Tickets for the 2019 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 13-17 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, are on sale now via Ticketmaster. The men’s tournament tips off Wednesday, March 13, with first-round games at 5 and 7:30 p.m. CT. Men’s second-round games are slated for Thursday, March 14, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., and the semifinal games will be played Friday, March 15, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The men’s championship game is set for Saturday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN2. All other Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament games will be featured on ESPN+. The winners of the conference men’s and women’s tournaments will earn the Southland Conference’s automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA tournaments. The NCAA Men’s Final Four is April 6 and 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, while the NCAA Women’s Final Four will be April 5 and 7 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Fla. Fri, March 15:                    Women’s Second Round                                            Women’s Games 3 and 4 — 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Reserved tickets for each session are $25 each, while general admission tickets are $20. Tickets for all men’s and women’s tournament games are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.“In fewer than 100 days we will tipoff a 12th consecutive Southland tournament in Katy.” said Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. “We are thrilled to return and our dozen years in Katy is a testament to the solid partnership we have with the City of Katy and the Merrell Center.”Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more. Group tickets to any session are $15 for general admission only. Fans interested in purchasing group tickets should call 972-422-9500, ext. 113. Wed, March 13:                Men’s First Round                                          Men’s Games 1 and 2 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)                                             Men’s Championship Game                                            Men’s Game 7 — 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Sat, March 16:                   Women’s Semifinals                                            Women’s Games 5 and 6 — 1 and 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Sun, March 17:                  Women’s Championship Game                                            Women’s Game 7 — 1 p.m. (CBSSN) Women’s first-round games will be played Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Women’s second-round games are Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Semifinal games are scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The women’s championship game is Sunday, March 17, at 1 p.m. The championship contest will be televised on CBS Sports Network. All other Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN+.                                             Men’s Semifinals                                            Men’s Games 5 and 6 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)last_img read more

Essequibo Coast man succumbs following Mash Day accident

first_imgMore than one week after a pedal cyclist was struck down by a motorcar along the Reliance Public Road, Essequibo Coast, he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Sunday evening.Dead is 21-year-old Arbie Stephens of Reliance, Essequibo Coast.Based on information received, the driver of motorcar HC 2886 was proceeding along the Reliance Public Road at a fast rate of speed when it was alleged that Stephens suddenly rode across the road and into the path of the car.As a result, the car collided with the pedal cyclist thus causing him to fall unto the roadway and sustain injuries to his head and other parts of his body. He was picked up and rushed to the Suddie Hospital where he was admitted a patient. Due to the extent of his injuries, he was transferred to the GPHC where subsequently died.The Stephens family preparing for wake at their Reliance Public Road, Essequibo Coast homeThe 31-year-old driver of Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, was detained but later released on station bail.Dead: Arbie StephensHowever, in light of the death of Stephens, the driver was rearrested and is expected to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving.Speaking with Guyana Times on Monday, the dead man parents, Davindra Bhajan and Salome Stevens said that Arbie was their only son and that they have five daughters. The parents explained that Arbie was assisting them financially in keeping three of his sisters in school. When this publication visited the young man’s home, his relatives were preparing for wake.last_img read more

Berbice labourer dies after falling from lorry

first_imgPolice in Berbice are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a West Berbice, Region Six labourer who reportedly fell off of a lorry on which he was working on Tuesday afternoon.The dead man has only been identified as “Donkey Head”.The incident reportedly took place at Rosignol Village.Following the incident, he was rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital in an unconscious state and later transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital. However, he died while receiving medical attention. An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Serie A side will fight to keep starlet out of Tottenham’s clutches

first_imgEmpoli are desperate to keep hold of teen sensation Assane Diousse amid growing interest from Tottenham.The 17-year-old has broken into the Italian club’s first-team this year and has caught the eye with some impressive performances.AC Milan contacted Empoli on deadline day, while Tottenham are said to have also expressed an interest in the midfielder.However, according to TMW, Empoli are determined to hold onto Diousse and have no plans to sell him.The Serie A side are aware the Senegalese star will eventually move to one of Europe’s top clubs, but they believe for now he should remain with them to develop. Assane Diousse 1last_img read more


first_imgFlowers and some holy water have been left at the spot where Alan McSherry lost his life outside Bundoran yesterday.BREAKING NEWS: Gardai have ruled out any connection between a car they seized today and a fatal hit-and-run incident in Bundoran yesterday.The car, which was discovered outside an old house in the area, was lifted and has been technically examined by Gardai.However while Gardai are so far remaining tight-lipped about the incident, sources have told Donegal Daily the car is NOT the car involved in the death of Alan McSherry. The late Alan McSherry“Initial examinations would suggest this is not the car we are looking for and does not match the fragments left at the scene,” said a source.The 48 year old was found dead a mile outside Bundoran at 5am yesterday morning after being struck by a vehicle.He was found lying on the road by his wife Jo whom he had phoned minutes earlier looking for a lift home.Fragments from a car were found at the scene and are being used by Gardai in an effort to match up with any car involved in Mr McSherry’s death. Garda inspector Michael Harrison has appealed for the driver of the car to come forward. GARDAI RULE OUT CAR FIND AS HUNT FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER CONTINUES was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Alan McSherrybundorancarfragmentshit and runseizurelast_img read more


first_imgBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE: So let’s be honest, how many of us went to the Bogside today with quite a bit of doubt in the back of our minds? All we’ve read of late is of a Donegal team in crisis and conversely a Derry team on the up and ready to have a real tilt at an Ulster title. This match represented as big a test as Donegal have faced in the McGuinness era but yet again when it mattered, when Championship football was put in front of his men, they delivered.A triumph of management skill and coaching was what we saw in Celtic Park as McGuinness carefully constructed a match winning performance with astute switches, well-timed substitutions and above all an efficient use of resources. He took a calculated risk in opting to start with a more inexperienced fifteen before adapting to a more settled side in the second half but it proved to be a masterstroke.Midfield was always going to be the key sector – with Rory Kavanagh suspended and Neil Gallagher struggling for full fitness, whoever came up against the Derry powerhouses of Patsy Bradley and Fergal Doherty were going to have their work cut out. Christy Toye and Odhran MacNiallais were initially assigned the centrefield roles, with plenty of support being provided by the roaming Michael Murphy in the first half. The primary difference in actual play between league and championship is in the physical stakes and this was illustrated early on – Paddy McGrath, Murphy and Leo McLoone all put in shuddering hits on their opponents during the first half, with McLoone’s particularly vital as he stopped a Derry attack from getting in behind the Donegal cover. Thankfully, even with the introduction of the black card and the fear that it would bring a decline in this facet of the game, there was some good old-fashioned shoulders going in from both sides today and the game was better for it.McGrath was a late inclusion and despite the lack of any game-time for his county this year he seamlessly slotted into his customary corner back position and played a blinder. A feature of the Donegal defenders today, led by the Ardara man, was in how well they shepherded on-coming attackers wide and away from goal. Instead of putting in a tackle and risk giving away the free they forced the Oakleaf forwards out to the wings, thus making them turn back for help and recycle possession.It was tight and tense in the early stages and Donegal were holding their own. Derry kicked on in the second quarter and despite seeing the influential Doherty go off injured they put some daylight between the teams but the visitors managed to stay within striking distance at the break, only two points back.Jim was very clever in his use of the Creeslough pairing of Toye and Martin McElhinney; the former was Donegal’s most dangerous player in the first half and he had been instructed to empty the tank in that opening period. At the short whistle, McElhinney took up the baton and, buzzing with energy and running, he produced a carbon copy all action cameo, capping it off with a lung bursting score late in the game. The changes at the break, which also included the introduction of Neil Gallagher, allowed Michael to spend more time in front of the Derry goal and the Maestro was immense. Derry full-back Chrissy McKaigue had a wonderful league campaign and the battle between these two was well flagged before the game – it was a battle that Murphy won hands down. Interestingly alongside McKaigue was Gareth McKinless, who carried out an excellent man marking job on Murphy in the Ulster club final last December but on today’s form nobody could have held the big man. The ball going into him from out the field had a lot to do with his performance so credit must go to the likes of Anthony Thompson and Frank McGlynn for finding their captain so often.In the early part of the second half, just as they did so often during their All-Ireland run, Donegal blitzed their opponents and Murphy had his fingerprints over all of the scores during this period. His gorgeous dummy to fool McKaigue allowed him to launch a skyscraper to split Thomas Mallon’s posts while he was also involved in Leo McLoone’s goal when he set McGlynn on his way into enemy territory.He saved his best until a few minutes later when Donegal were awarded a line ball on the 45’, close to where the Donegal management team were standing. It was a lovely moment for supporters on that side of the pitch as we got a close up view of the action as McGuinness walked up to his commander and uttered the words ‘put it over the bar’; mere mortals wouldn’t dream of attempting such an audacious effort but Michael did as he was asked and dispatched a monster of a point, registering as good a score as you’re ever likely to see.Leo’s goal was always going to be crucial in such a close encounter but just as critical was what transpired in front of the Donegal goal moments later. A flowing move up the field ended with wing back Kevin Johnston one on one with Paul Durcan but just as he pulled the trigger Neil McGee appeared out of nowhere to produce a fantastic block and keep his side’s hard fought lead intact.McGee’s clubmate MacNiallais put in an accomplished performance around the middle third and can be delighted with his championship debut. Likewise Darach O’Connor, who used his pace to great effect to open his side’s scoring account and he was a real danger throughout his time on the field. As is usually the case, Donegal sat on their lead somewhat and made things a bit more nerve-wracking for the supporters than maybe it needed to be, as the home side ate into the lead bit by bit. Durcan’s role was crucial though and when he really needed to, he was able to find his men with his pinpoint kick outs; one miscue apart Papa provided the platform for his team all day and all the different strategies that were worked on during the league came to fruition today.In the end it was the goal that separated the teams and the man who scored it, McLoone, walked away with the RTE man of the match gong. His finish for the goal was sublime and it shows the worth of a player being comfortable on both feet. McLoone’s last big goal for Donegal came in the 2012 Ulster Final, when he finished wonderfully with his right foot past Down’s Brendan McVeigh – he also got the insurance point today off his left but we’ve seen on numerous occasions that either foot is fine for the Glenties man.So in spite of all the prophets of doom that have spoken in the build up to the game (Colm O’Rourke was especially dismissive in his newspaper column this morning), it seems as though reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. The aftermath of the League final and the supposed clues it offered on the state of the team needed to be looked at in a bit of context. Seven weeks prior to that final, Donegal dismantled Monaghan in O’Donnell Park and on that evening they sat at the summit of the league table with maximum points. At that stage McGuinness’ men needed four points from the remaining eight to ensure promotion. One eye was already on May 25th at that point in time but after a big victory against one of the better sides in the division, their gaze completely switched to championship and preparing for the challenge of Derry.With all the talk of the supposed shallowness of the Donegal panel, the team now goes into an Ulster semi-final on the back of an outstanding display and with Rory Kavanagh, David Walsh, Big Neil and Martin McElhinney trying to force their way into the starting line-up. That competition will be very healthy for the squad and management as they face into their last four clash with either Fermanagh or Antrim. Regardless of who they play, Donegal will be overwhelming favourites but they have to go about their business in the right way and with lads battling for starting spots, that should be a given. May 25th is done and dusted, now it’s all about June 22nd. CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: McGUINNESS MASTERCLASS IN THE BOGSIDE was last modified: May 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CATHAL MACSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARYceltic parkDerrydonegalDonegal DailyGAAJim McGuinesslast_img read more

Separatist-sponsored strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir

first_imgNormal life was affected in Kashmir on Friday due to a strike called by separatists to protest killing of a civilian during a cordon and search operation in the city on Thursday. Authorities have imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to maintain law and order. Educational institutions, shops and private offices remained closed due to the strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership, an amalgam of separatists, to protest against the killing of a 24-year-old youth in Noorbagh area of the city on Thursday during an anti-militancy operation, officials said.Public transport remained off the roads in most parts of the valley but some private vehicles could be seen plying the roads in the city and elsewhere, a police official said. He said restrictions have been imposed on movement of people in five police station areas of the old city as a precautionary measure. The situation across Kashmir so far is peaceful, he added.last_img read more

Kargil protests enter 4th day, Governor sets up committee

first_imgThe administration of Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday constituted a committee of secretaries to look into the demands of people of Kargil, where a shutdown was observed for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday over the demand of rotational offices. A Kargil-based civil society group, Joint Resistance Movement, decided to continue with a protest shutdown against the Governor administration decision to set up divisional commissioner’s office at Leh after Ladakh was declared a division recently.Work in offices and court was suspended for the day. Hundreds of people marched on the streets to press for their demand to have “rotational headquarters at both Kargil and Leh”. Rejecting the constitution of a committee, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Naeem Akhtar said, “The measure is a mere delaying tactic. The Governor’s administration didn’t feel need to consult anybody in granting divisional status and why a committee now?” He alleged that the Governor’s move was “thoughtless with grave consequences and at the behest of the BJP”. “It has a potential to flare-up. The Governor must immediately rescind the order and set up six monthly full rotational of all offices,” Mr. Akhtar said. Former chief minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah also backed the demand of people of Kargil. “It seems the decision was taken in a haste and is contrived to pitch one community against the other. Had the idea behind this act been to empower the people of Ladakh then the governor would have held deliberations,” said Mr. Abdullah. He said divisional headquarters at Leh only will serve no good. “The distance between Leh and Kargil is greater than what it is between Srinagar and Kargil. It was rather easier for them to visit Srinagar than to visit Leh. What people of Kargil are demanding is not laced with communal overtones. The decision will impede the developmental prospects of many adjoining areas of Kargil including Zanskar and Dras,” said Mr. Abdullah.last_img read more

It’s final: PBA veteran superstars to beef up Gilas in Fiba Asia in Lebanon

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Also because of this development, the PBA will make last-minute adjustments in the Governors’ Cup schedule. The season-ending conference opens Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Top talents now available for Gilas as PBA opens next season in December National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas will have the team it wants for the Fiba Asia Championship next month, this, after the PBA’s board of governors agreed to lend its top players to the national team.This means that the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva are now available for inclusion to the squad that will try to regain Asian supremacy in the August 8-20 event in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ There were mixed reports that came out months leading to the prestigious event that Gilas would also be playing its Cadet team in Beirut, since the event does not fall into the hectic Qualifying process of the World Cup 2019 in China.Chito Narvasa, the PBA commissioner, confirmed this development in a teleconference on Tuesday morning, saying that it is “the board’s priority to be involved and to be able to help the Gilas program.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The PBA, its coaches in particular, were just informed of the schedule (of the Gilas events), which is important to all of them,” said Narvasa.The PBA had also moved the opening of its next season to December this year to be able to accommodate the National Five in the WC Qualifying that starts in November. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

India vs West Indies: India lead by 285 on Day 4

first_imgcricket India took control of the third and penultimate cricket Test after Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/33) produced a sensational spell of swing bowling to bundle out the West Indies for 225 in their first innings here.Owing to Kumar’s third Test five-wicket haul, India finished day four in a position to dictate terms on the final day, as they reached 157 for three at stumps for an overall lead of 285 runs.India had a first-innings lead of 128 runs.At tea, the visitors were placed at 31/0, and thereafter Shikhar Dhawan (26) and KL Rahul (28) looked to get quick runs.And they were successful in this endeavour up to an extent as the runs flowed quickly, and they put up a 49-run stand in just 7.3 overs.But Rahul then was caught at second slip off Miguel Cummins (2-22), who also trapped skipper Virat Kohli (4) LBW soon afterwards, and that put the brakes on the Indian scoring.The 50-mark had come up in the ninth over, and Ajinkya Rahane (51 not out) then looked to push the scoring.But Dhawan too departed at the other end, LBW to Roston Chase (1-41) making things a tad tougher.West Indies meanwhile were struggling with their over-rate and they put on Kraigg Brathwaite (0-33) in tandem with the off-spinner.This allowed Rahane and Rohit Sharma (41 not out) to break the shackles, as the duo put up a 50-run stand in just 92 balls.They brought out the shots in the latter stages of the day, especially Rohit, who struck three sixes.Rahane reached his 8th Test fifty off 88 balls in the penultimate over of the day, and at stumps, they had added 85 runs for the 4th wicket, as India looked to press matters and force a result on day five.This was after Kumar’s burst of 5-14 that sent West Indies crashing from 194/3 at lunch to 225 all out within 20.4 overs.The 200-mark had come up for them in the 87th over, and thereafter the havoc began.Kumar first removed Jermaine Blackwood (20) in the next over, caught at second slip by Kohli, thus ending his 67-run partnership with Marlon Samuels (48).The latter was the next to go, two overs later, set up beautifully with a slew of outswingers and playing off an in-swinging delivery. RELATED COMMENT Published on COMMENTS August 13, 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAIL India defeat West Indies by 237 runs to win 3rd test, take 2-0 lead SHARE nulllast_img read more