MMA sports roundup

first_img Bio The athletic directors of the eight conference institutions voted in the summer to name the trophy for Mottola, who had a four-decade association with the conference and served as its commissioner for eight years.MMA is one of only two remaining charter members of the NEFC dating back to 1965, and is the only member with a presence throughout its existence.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe dedication was held at halftime of MMA’s 34-9 exhibition game football win over Holland College of Prince Edward Island, Canada.The Mottola Trophy, commissioned by Endicott College President Richard Wiley, will be held for one year by each team that wins the NEFC championship. The name of every champion dating back to 1965 is engraved on the trophy.The MMA football team will open its conference season on Saturday at Anna Maria College.Women’s soccerMMA’s Lady Mariners scored a 1-0 win over the University of Maine – Presque Isle on Friday, the opening day of the Terrier Women’s Soccer Classic hosted by Thomas College.Morgan Libby provided the winning goal, heading in a corner kick cross from Briana Obshatkin in the 87th minute of the game.The Lady Mariners fell 1-0 to the University of Southern Maine in the final round of the classic.MMA held the Huskies scoreless for nearly 84 minutes until C.C. Pelletier scored on an assist from Analies Ross-Dyjak.The 2-2 Lady Mariners are slated to host the University of Maine – Fort Kent today (Thursday).Men’s soccerThe Mariner men notched their first win of the season on Saturday, nipping the University of Southern Maine 1-0 in the final round of the Husson University Eagles Challenge Cup tournament in Bangor.The game-winning goal came in just the sixth minute of play when Gabriel Warren scored on an assist from Christopher Gilman.The Mariners outshot the Huskies 27-2.In the opening round of the tourney, MMA fell 1-0 to Gordon College on Friday.VolleyballThe still-winless Lady Mariners dropped a pair of non-conference matches on Saturday at Colby College in Waterville.Colby scored a 3-1 victory over MMA with game scores of 25-16, 16-25, 25-15 and 25-13.For MMA, Gillian O’Neal had 12 kills, Sydney Robertson had 10 kills and Betsy Trenckmann had 22 assists and 11 digs.In a 3-2 loss to Gordon College, MMA rallied from a two-game deficit before falling in the final decisive contest.Game scorers were 25-13, 25-17, 15-25, 23-25 and 15-6.O’Neal had nine kills and Molly Marcotte had eight for the Lady Mariners.Cross-countryMMA freshman Zachary Kinsman placed second at Saturday’s Husson Harrier Classic with a time of 29:34.70 in the eight-kilometer cross-country contest.Two other Mariner men also placed among the top 10 as MMA finished second as a team, just four points behind the University of Southern Maine.MMA’s Wyatt LePage was eighth in 31:13.96 and Chase Hughes was ninth in 31:37.09.For the Mariner women, who were third in their team competition, Jessica Faltings led the way with an eighth place finish in 24:39.20 over the five-kilometer course.GolfIt took a fifth player to give the University of Maine – Presque Isle a win over MMA in UMPI’s season-opening golf invitational on Friday in Presque Isle.The two teams completed the match with identical scores of 323, but UMPI’s fifth man, Eric Depner, carded an 81 to best MMA’s Karson Eaton, who had an 87.For MMA, Dan Mackenzie led the way with 77, followed by Keenan Kalthoff 78, Kevin Pepin 82 and Liam O’Leary 86. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest Posts CASTINE  — A new New England Football Conference championship trophy was dedicated Saturday to Bill Mottola, a longtime coach and athletic director at Maine Maritime Academy. Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

Houston Rockets GM says Hong Kong tweet not meant to offend

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers The Rockets have already tried to distance themselves from the controversy, with owner Tilman Fertitta on Friday writing on Twitter that Morey “does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets… we are NOT a political organization.”But the backlash in China has been fierce, with the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) saying it would sever all ties with the Rockets.“General manager of Houston Rockets club Daryl Morey made incorrect comments about Hong Kong,” the CBA said on its official social media page on Sunday.“The Chinese Basketball Association is strongly opposed to this and will suspend communication and cooperation with the club.”Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been battered by four months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests.The rallies were ignited by a now-scrapped plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, fuelling fears of an erosion of liberties in Hong Kong under the 50-year “one country, two systems” model China agreed before the 1997 handover from Britain.The Rockets have enjoyed a huge following in China since the club drafted Chinese star Yao Ming in 2002.But fans on social media in China savaged Morey’s comments, with some urging he be fired.The Rockets are in Japan for two exhibition games this week against NBA champions Toronto Raptors, and their head coach Mike D’Antoni on Sunday said that was the team’s focus.“We’re here to concentrate on playing in Japan, playing great games and enjoying the culture of Japan,” he said. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The Rockets have been in damage control mode since Morey posted a tweet Friday featuring the message “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” that was subsequently deleted.“I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China,” Morey said in a tweet Monday morning in Tokyo, where the Rockets are playing several matches this week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives,” he added.“I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention,” Morey said. FILE – In this April 19, 2011, file photo, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey discusses the direction of the team with the media during a basketball news conference, in Houston, after the decision to part ways with NBA basketball head coach Rick Adelman. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)The general manager of the Houston Rockets said Monday a tweet backing Hong Kong protests that caused a major backlash was not meant to offend the NBA team’s massive Chinese fanbase.Daryl Morey’s comments came as the NBA issued a statement distancing itself from the offending tweet and saying it was “regrettable” that the posting had offended so many fans in China. ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label PLAY LIST 01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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