Crucial missed shot sends Duke to Sweet 16

first_img Written by March 25, 2019 /Sports News – National Crucial missed shot sends Duke to Sweet 16 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTuelekZa/iStock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Sunday’s game between the University of Central Florida and No. 1-seeded Duke University was a true nail-biter.Duke came from behind and took the lead with just seconds to go after freshman RJ Barrett made a rebounded free throw. UCF then took possession but failed to upset the Blue Devils, missing two shots, both of which rolled off the rim.With the 77-76 win, Duke moves on to the Sweet 16.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

West Ham put premium on survival before Olympic Stadium switch

first_img Press Association Brady said there had been a “phenomenal demand” for corporate seats with only 200 of the 3,700 corporate seats in the 54,000-capacity stadium remaining unsold up until last month. In the annual report written on October 9, Brady said: “Retention of our [Premier League] status in the 2015/16 season is an absolute necessity for the future well-being of the club, as we will be moving to our new home in the 2016/17 season and a new improved broadcast deal will be in place. “The Olympic Stadium offers enormous commercial and brand opportunities and we have a strategy in place to deliver sell-out crowds and enter the stadium with a team that are befitting of such an amazing iconic venue. “As plans take shape it becomes even more apparent that our new home will be one of the greatest arenas in world football and a platform to transform the future of our great club.” She added: “We are very close to selling out our premium hospitality packages. The level of take-up has been phenomenal, despite the fact we are doubling our Upton Park capacity, and as I write there are only 200 seats available.” Brady said the new roof, retractable seating and turnstiles had all been completed and the dressing rooms nearly finished. The value of the Olympic Stadium move is underlined by the fact that West Ham’s match day revenue was only £20million last season – Manchester United and Arsenal both generate more than £100million while Tottenham, who are also moving stadium, still take around £40million at White Hart Lane. The club’s overall gross debt is £89.1million with £49.2million owed to its shareholders David Sullivan and David Gold. The accounts say interest of 6-7 per cent will not be paid or added to the loans until the loans are repaid – the interest currently stands at £9.3million. The Hammers appear in little danger of failing to be in the top flight next season – they are currently sixth in the Premier League under new manager Slaven Bilic. The Hammers are moving to the Olympic Stadium for the start of next season and Brady said in West Ham’s annual report that the new venue will open up “enormous” commercial opportunities – which should see the Hammers close the financial gap on their rivals. West Ham’s annual report revealed a profit after tax of just under £3million for the 2014/15 season. The annual accounts show West Ham’s turnover was £120.7million last season, up from £114.8million, while the wage bill rose £8.8million to £72.7million, 60 per cent of turnover. center_img West Ham’s vice-chairman Karren Brady has claimed the Olympic Stadium will be “one of the greatest arenas in world football” and admits it is “an absolute necessity” that the club stays in the Premier League. last_img read more

Masters 2019 weather forecast: Storms could crash Sunday’s final round

first_img Masters 2019 tee times: Tiger Woods’ grouped with Jon Rahm, Haotong Li in Rounds 1 and 2 The Masters saw its share of lightning-in-a-bottle moments from top players in Thursday’s Round 1, now it’s up to Mother Nature to not join the fireworks.A light drizzle was falling Friday morning just before the first players were to step to the No. 1 tee for Round 2, with the National Weather Service’s updated forecast saying thunderstorms are possible after 1 p.m. local time.  Updated Masters 2019 odds: Tiger Woods draws record bet among favorites as tournament tees off It’s #MastersWeek! @TWCAlexWallace has all the deets on how much weather can impact a player’s game. pic.twitter.com/F4hVrSODTL— AMHQ (@AMHQ) April 10, 2019Of course, rain and freshening breezes aren’t necessarily problems, but thunderstorms accompanied by lightning would be, as evidenced earlier this week, when practice rounds were suspended for several hours and the course was evacuated because of storms at Augusta National.The National Weather Service’s forecast for the remainder of the 2019 Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia:Friday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.Friday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.Saturday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.center_img And while the forecasts looks more friendly on Saturday (a chance of thunderstorms before 1 p.m. but only a 40 percent chance of precipitation), things turn iffy again for Sunday.The last group on Sunday typically tees off shortly after 2:30 p.m. ET, which, according to the National Weather Service, is just before thunderstorms become most likely. The chance of precipitation Sunday has grown to 90 percent with the high temperature expected to be in the low 80s but breezes picking up to 7-13 mph, which might not sound like much but can wreak havoc when affecting players chasing a green jacket. Related News Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. High near 82. South wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.Sunday night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.In the unlikely event of the tournament not being finished on Sunday, the forecast for Monday calls for a 30 percent chance of showers but mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-70s. A potential half-inch of rain overnight Sunday into Monday certainly would change the greens.last_img read more