FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN DIEGO (AP) — Devin Watson scored 23 points and Matt Mitchell had 22 to lead San Diego State to a 90-81 victory against BYU on Saturday in a showdown between former conference rivals.Jeremy Hemsley scored 14 points and Jordan Schakel 12 for SDSU (7-4), which jumped to a double-digit lead in the first half thanks to the 3-point shooting of Mitchell and Watson.TJ Haws scored 18 for BYU (8-6), while Jashire Hardnett had 12 and Luke Worthington and Yoeli Childs 11 apiece.It was the first time BYU played at San Diego State since Feb. 26, 2011, when Jimmer Fredette scored 25 points to lead the No. 7 Cougars to an 80-67 victory against Kawhi Leonard and the No. 6 Aztecs. BYU left the Mountain West Conference after that season. The teams last met in the 2014 Maui Invitational, with SDSU winning 92-87 in double overtime.SDSU led by double digits for most of the game before BYU closed to 68-59 on a 3-pointer by Nick Emery with just more than 12 minutes to play. Schakel then sandwiched 3s around a layup by Haws to put the Aztecs back up by double digits. BYU closed to single digits in the final minute.SDSU led 52-38 at halftime, with Mitchell scoring 18 and Watson nine. The Aztecs were 9 of 17 on 3-pointers, with Mitchell and Watson hitting three apiece.Watson made all three of his 3s in helping SDSU take a 25-11 lead. Mitchell made a long 3 and a nice left-handed layup, and Schakel followed with a 3 for SDSU’s biggest lead, 33-13 with 11 minutes before halftime.BIG PICTUREBYU: The Cougars couldn’t keep up with the Aztecs in the first half, falling behind by double digits less than eight minutes in. Childs was held well below his average of 22.9 points.SDSU: The Aztecs seemed to play with more energy and focus than they have recently. Part of that was probably facing an old league rival and part of it was probably having nine days off during finals.UP NEXTBYU plays at Mississippi State next Saturday.SDSU hosts Brown next Saturday night. Associated Press Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball December 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Watson, Mitchell lead San Diego State to 90-81 win vs BYU Written by
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(DURHAM, N.C.) — North Carolina’s blowout of Duke wasn’t the most pressing blowout on the college basketball powerhouse’s mind after Wednesday’s marquee matchup. Instead, it was Zion Williamson’s blown-out Nike high-tops.Williamson, who is projected by many to be the first overall pick in this June’s NBA draft, left Wednesday’s game with a right knee injury after his shoe tore in the opening seconds of the game.He did not return and the Tar Heels went on to an easy victory over the No. 1-ranked Blue Devils, 88-72.“We’re very concerned about Zion,” Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the loss. “It’s a mild knee sprain. We will know about length of time tomorrow. It’s stable. Obviously it has an impact. You lose the National Player of the Year on the first play.”More pressingly on some fans’ minds was how his shoe could tear apart, resulting in the injury. The sole could be seen torn completely off with Williamson’s socked foot hanging outside.Nike apologized and promised an investigation after the game.“We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery,” Nike said in a statement. “The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue.”Duke signed a 12-year deal with Nike to provide shoes and apparel for the basketball program. They are in the fourth year of that deal, according to ESPN.Williamson was able to walk off the court with only a slight limp.“I just thought he’d twisted his ankle or his knee,” Duke’s Tre Jones said after the game. “But when he took his shoes off, I thought maybe something else was going on.”The game was maybe the biggest draw in years. Duke and North Carolina, with 11 NCAA championships between them, already have a decades-long rivalry, but the highlight-reel regular Williamson added even more attention. His teammate, R.J. Barrett, is also expected to be a top three pick in the NBA draft.ESPN reported ahead of the game that the cheapest ticket available in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, was $2,500. One ticket sold for over $10,000.Former President Barack Obama, who was at the game, could actually be seen encouraging the star after his injury and tweeted his best wishes following the loss.Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2019Other marquee names in attendance included Oscar-nominee Spike Lee, Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., NFL running back Todd Gurley and actress Hayden Panettiere.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. February 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Nike promises to investigate ripped shoe that led to Duke star’s injury Beau Lund
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailChris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Daniel Sturridge, who made 18 appearances last season with Liverpool F.C. in England’s top soccer league, is pleading for the return of his beloved Lucci, who apparently was stolen from his home in The Hollywood Hills.“I’m not even trying to find out who did it. It doesn’t matter to me. I just want the dog back,” Sturridge said in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I know there’s a lot of dog lovers out there … dogs are considered family members.”Sturridge said that when he walked into his home he was surprised not to be greeted by the pup, and then he noticed broken glass while walking around his kitchen.“Walked into the house, didn’t see the dog greeting us at the door,” he told GMA, “and everyone was like, ‘Yo where’s Lucci?’”Sturridge and his girlfriend checked upstairs and noticed that some of her bags and purses were missing.“You know,” he added, “if you break into a house, why would you take the dog?”Sturridge, a forward, has 76 goals and 21 assists in 218 career appearances in the English Premier League.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Soccer star Daniel Sturridge pleads for return of missing pup Written by
July 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds New Assistant Tags: Donny Daniels/Eric Daniels/Johnson & Wales/Larry Krystkowiak/Orlando Magic/Randy Rahe/Regis/Southern Utah University/Weber State Men’s Basketball Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Wednesday, Weber State men’s basketball added Eric Daniels as an assistant coach per a statement from head coach Randy Rahe.Daniels had previously been at Utah Valley University, spending the last four seasons on the Wolverines’ staff.He brings the Wildcats 11 years of experience on the sidelines, which commenced in the 2008-09 season at Southern Utah University.Daniels then spent five seasons on the staff at Division II Regis, where he was responsible for recruiting and player development.He then spent one season on the basketball operations staff of the NBA’s Orlando Magic as he assisted in on-court work, player development and video.He played collegiately at NAIA Division II Johnson & Wales of Denver, leading the Wildcats to the 2005 NAIA Tournament at Branson, Mo.Daniels is JWU’s all-time leader in points (1,191) and steals (306).Daniels is a native of Salt Lake City and the son of longtime college basketball assistant coach Donny Daniels, who is currently one of Larry Krystkowiak’s assistants at the University of Utah.Daniels replaces Garrett Lever, who left earlier this summer from Weber State’s staff.
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS)– When football season kicks off in September, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is going to be sitting down for a deposition.The case, filed against the NFL by a Saints fan who is an attorney, stems from the controversial no-call during the NFC Championship game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, where an apparent pass interference was committed by corner back Nickell Robey-Coleman on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis.On Monday, Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard said the NFL commissioner and the three officials involved in the call should sit for a deposition in New Orleans, according to nola.com. It comes after the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judge’s decision to allow the suit to move forward.Attorney Tony LeMon said he brought the suit because he said he wants accountability. LeMon alleges fraud by the NFL and crafted the lawsuit to keep damages low, as to not make the suit a federal civil suit, which could more easily get thrown out.LeMon is seeking $75,000 in damages and says they will go to charity.“I’m ecstatic about it, we’ve waited a long time for this,” LeMon told local station WVUE after Monday’s ruling.There have been numerous other lawsuits against the NFL that have gotten thrown out in federal court, but Ken Schreiber, a lawyer and sports columnist, told ABC News because of the low dollar amount, the suit can stay in state court.“Anything above $75,000 gets moved to federal court,” he told ABC News.The outrage from the no-call led the NFL to admit the officials got it wrong, Rams player Robey-Colman to admit guilt and even a speech from Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy on the Senate floor.The Rams ultimately lost this year’s the Super Bowl to the Patriots, 13-3.“We understand the frustration of the fans,” Goodell said at a press conference in February. “I’ve talked to [Saints] coach [Sean] Payton, the team, the players. We understand the frustration that they feel right now. We certainly want to address that.”“Whenever officiating is part of any kind of discussion post-game, it’s never a good outcome for us. We know that. Our clubs know that. Our officials know that,” he said. “But we also know our officials are human. We also know that they’re officiating a game that moves very quickly and have to make snap decisions under difficult circumstances. And they’re not going to get it right all the time.”Schreiber says that the NFL “still has one avenue left to appeal” by asking for a stay in the case and appealing to the Louisiana State Supreme Court. The lawsuit could ultimately be thrown out, after the deposition happens, but this is all part of the evidence gathering process, Schreiber said.He expects attorneys to grill Goodell on why he didn’t use his power of “corrective action” to change the course of the game and what the process is of choosing officials after highlighting that some of the officials were from the Los Angels area.The NFL has not responded to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by July 30, 2019 /Sports News – National NFL’s Roger Goodell ordered by New Orleans judge to face questions over Saints no-call
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmiflippo/iStock(HOUSTON) — The Washington Nationals are one step closer to winning their first World Series title thanks to left fielder Juan Soto.The 20-year-old hit a home run in the 4th inning of Monday night’s World Series Game 1 against the Houston Astros to tie the game. Soto later smashed a two-run double to help the Nationals defeat the Astros in Houston, 5-4.The Nats lead the World Series 1-0. Game 2 is set for Wednesday night in Houston.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. October 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Nationals win World Series Game 1 against Astros Written by Beau Lund
December 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Harding scores 20 to lead Weber St. over Westcliff 86-46 Associated Press Tags: Jerrick Harding/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding had 20 points as Weber State routed Westcliff 86-46 on Saturday night.Michal Kozak had 13 points for Weber State (3-5). Dima Zdor added 13 points. Kham Davis had 11 points for the hosts.Richard Serrano had 10 points for the Warriors. Jacob Knox added seven rebounds.Weber State faces Utah next Saturday.
Jones Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the Anadarko basin of Oklahoma and Texas Jones Energy completes of Merger with Revolution Resources. (Credit: Akshay93 from Pixabay.) Jones Energy II announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Revolution II WI Holding Company, LLC (“Revolution”), an affiliate of Mountain Capital Partners, LP, for aggregate consideration of $201,500,000. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Jones Energy stockholders will receive approximately $14.0624 in cash for each share of Jones Energy Class A common stock, each unit of Jones Energy Holdings II, LLC or each Jones Energy restricted stock unit they own, as applicable, without any interest, less any required withholding taxes. The final consideration of approximately $14.0624 per share reflects the inclusion of all of the Company’s outstanding equity securities entitled to receive the merger consideration as of the closing date and replaces the previously estimated per share price of approximately $14.11. Following the closing, the Company is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Revolution.In order to receive the merger consideration to which stockholders are entitled, stockholders will need to complete, execute and deliver a letter of transmittal and certain other documents to the exchange agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC. An information statement about the merger, the letter of transmittal and the other required documents will be mailed to stockholders on or about January 14, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the Information Agent, D.F. King, at [email protected] or 800-864-1460 (Toll-Free).Evercore Group LLC and TD Securities served as financial advisors to Jones Energy, and Baker Botts L.L.P served as its legal counsel. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel for Revolution. Source: Company Press Release
The facility will feature SGH2’s pioneering technology, which uses recycled mixed paper waste to produce up to 11,000 kilograms (24,251 pounds) of green hydrogen per day SGH2 Energy to build green hydrogen production project. (Credit: Pixabay/Frauke Feind) Global energy company SGH2 Energy has announced its plans to build what it claims to be the world’s biggest green hydrogen production project in Lancaster.Under a recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the City of Lancaster will host and co-own the project.To be constructed on a 5-acre site, at the intersection of Ave M and 6th Street East, the facility will feature SGH2’s pioneering technology, which uses recycled mixed paper waste to produce up to 11,000 kilograms (24,251 pounds) of green hydrogen per day and 3.8 million kilograms annually.SGH2 said that this is nearly three times more than any other green hydrogen facility, built or under construction in the world.The commissioning of the project is scheduled in the final quarter of 2022Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said: “This is game-changing technology. It not only solves our air quality and climate challenges by producing pollution-free hydrogen.“It also solves our plastics and waste problems by turning them into green hydrogen, and does it cleaner and at costs far lower than any other green hydrogen producer.”Construction work on the project is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021 while the commission is scheduled in the final quarter of 2022.The project is planned to be completely operational in the opening quarter of 2023.The project is expected to create more than 600 jobs during the construction phase and upon completion it will create 35 permanent jobs.To develop and implement the project, a consortium of global companies and institutions that include Fluor, Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Thermosolv, Integrity Engineers, Millenium, HyetHydrogen, and Hexagon have joined with SGH2 and the City of Lancaster.Recently, Dutch power company Eneco has joined oil and gas firm Neptune Energy’s project to develop what it claims to be the world’s first offshore green hydrogen project.
Volga Gas announces oil discovery in Russia’s Volga region. (Credit: Anita starzycka from Pixabay) Volga Gas plc, the oil and gas exploration and production group operating in the Volga Region of Russia, is pleased to announce a potentially significant discovery of a new oil field in its ongoing exploration drilling programme.As announced on 14 August 2020 and in the Interim Report released on 30 September 2020, the Group is undertaking a programme of drilling six slim hole exploration wells within its Karpenskiy Licence Area in structures separate from its existing oil reserves in the Uzen field.As announced in the Interim Report, a well in the North Uzen structure established the presence of oil in a Triassic aged sandstone formation. This will be subject to flow testing after undertaking a fracture stimulation operation which management considers necessary as the oil pay is inferred to be of low permeability.More significantly, drilling on the Novo Kurilovskiy prospect reached a depth of approximately1,200 metres. While the initial target interval, the cretaceous Aptian formation at a depth of 900-1,000 metres, had no shows of hydrocarbons, in the deeper Jurassic interval between 1,144 and1,218 metres a total of 60 metres of oil bearing pay was identified with cores taken during drilling. Since the potential pay thickness is in excess of the calculated depth of the structural closure from seismic mapping, this indicates a potential stratigraphic element to the prospect, with implications of significant upside in terms of gross oil in place.The commercial significance of this discovery will depend on the characteristics of the reservoir which are still unknown.The immediate plan is to complete drilling down to Permian salt layer, open-hole logging and casing, which could take 10-14 days. On completion of the drilling phase, a workover rig will be moved onto location to proceed with cased hole logging, perforations and testing. This could take additional 10-20 days, depending on the number of intervals selected for testing.Prior to drilling, management had assessed unrisked potential recoverable oil in the Novo Kurilovskiy prospect at approximately 8 million barrels of prospective resources. The thickness of the pay logged to date and the possibility of a stratigraphic element to the prospect suggests that this could be a significantly larger size. However, commercial viability of the discovery depends on cased hole testing and it will require additional wells and new seismic will be necessary to give a level of confidence to calculate reserves in accordance with SPE standards.Further announcements will be made as results become available. The 2020 exploration drilling programme on the other four exploration targets in Karpenskiy Licence Area continues in addition to the appraisal and evaluation of the prospects already drilled. Source: Company Press Release The Group is undertaking a programme of drilling six slim hole exploration wells within its Karpenskiy Licence Area in structures separate from its existing oil reserves in the Uzen field