Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — LeBron James’ perfect record in the first round of the NBA playoffs stays in tact. His 45 points helped lift the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 105-101 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup.James went back to the locker room before the end of the third quarter was was reportedly diagnosed with cramps, but came back in the fourth to play some important minutes for his team down the stretch.Cavaliers forward Kevin Love had his biggest game of the series, scoring 14 points along with six rebounds. Cleveland also received help from its role players. Center Tristian Thompson had a big game, scoring 15 points and adding ten rebounds for a double double.The Pacers were led by their star Victor Oladipo, who scored 30 in the game, but it was not enough.With the win, LeBron James improved his record in the first round to 13-0 in his career.Cleveland’s next opponent is the top seeded Toronto Raptors, with Game 1 taking place Tuesday in Toronto.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 29, 2018 /Sports News – National LeBron and the Cavs survive Round 1, win Game 7 over Pacers
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Tacoma, WA) — Francisco Arcia and Dustin Ackley drove in runs in the top of the 10th inning as the Bees outlasted the Rainiers 10-8 in Tacoma.Eric Young Junior, Rymer Liriano, and Jose Miguel Fernandez each homered for Salt Lake in the win. Ralston Cash came away with the win as the Bees improved to 33-and-22.The series continues through Sunday. Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees June 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Outlast Rainiers In 10 Innings Written by
September 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Signs Todd Simon To An Extension Tags: academic probation/Central Michigan/Debbie Corcum/Southern Utah University men’s basketball/Todd Simon/UNLV Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, just weeks before practice sessions for Southern Utah University’s men’s basketball commence, head coach Todd Simon was signed to an extension through the 2021-22 season.This announcement was made by SUU athletics director Debbie Corum.The men’s basketball program has improved tremendously since Simon’s arrival from UNLV in the 2016-17 season.He is currently 19-46 (.292) as the head coach of the Thunderbirds’ program, but in his second season, the Thunderbirds more than doubled their wins from his first, increasing from 13 to six.The 13 wins SUU had last season are the most for the program since 2000-01.The community has also appreciated Simon’s influence on the program as the Thunderbirds finished fourth in attendance in the Big Sky Conference last season.Corum spoke glowingly of Simon Monday as well, saying he came to the program at a time when it was in danger of academic probation and has made his student-athletes studious.Simon, a native of Fowler, Mich., has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan with a double major in sport studies and management information system in 2003.He earned his master’s in sport education leadership from UNLV in 2010.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Snow College head football coach Andrew Mitchell has announced a one-day player tryout for all prospective student athletes on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Participants DO NOT need to be enrolled in the college to participate. Senior (class of 2020) High School students are encouraged to attend.This tryout will allow the Snow College Football staff to evaluate on-field skills and get to know each prospective student athlete in person. The camp will be located at Badger Stadium-Robert Stoddard Field in Ephraim.Registration will be open from 8 a.m.until 9 a.m. with the tryout beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at approximately 12 noon. Registration will take place at the Bergeson Athletic Center in the south endzone of Badger Stadium. All participants must have a current physical in order to tryout. (The physical must have been completed within the past 12 months.)Participants should wear proper workout attire and will need their own cleats. No helmets or shoulder pads are required.The cost to attend the tryout is $40 if pre-registered and can be paid for online at snowbadgers.com or $50 in person the day of tryout.Additionally, you will need to download the registration form and the medical/insurance release form, complete both forms and bring them with you. You will also need to bring a copy of your insurance card. February 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Snow College Football To Conduct Spring Tryouts Written by Tags: Snow College football Brad James
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dejounte Murray had 23 points and seven rebounds, leading a balanced attack that helped the San Antonio Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 113-104.DeMar DeRozan added 18 points and seven assists for the Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds. San Antonio had six players score in double figures.Rudy Gobert finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Jazz. Emmanuel Mudiay chipped in 18 points and Jordan Clarkson added 15 off the bench for Utah.The Jazz had a four-game winning streak end with the loss. Tags: Dejounte Murray/NBA/San Antonio Spurs/Utah Jazz February 21, 2020 /Sports News – Local Murray leads balanced attack as Spurs top Jazz 113-104 Written by Associated Press
Written by May 9, 2020 /Sports News – National Soccer star Alex Morgan gives birth to a baby girl “She made us wait longer than expected, but I should have known she would do it her way and her way only. My super moon baby,” Morgan wrote.A cavalcade of her teammates, including Mallory Pugh, Abby Dahlkemper, Morgan Brian, Lindsey Horan, Sydney Leroux and Rose Lavelle, congratulated her on the baby in the comments. Baseball great Alex Rodriguez, basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash and Olympic swimmer and two-time gold medalist Simone Manuel also got in on the congrats.Morgan, 30, and Carrasco, 31, married in 2014 and announced last year that they were expecting a baby girl. She told “Good Morning America” in February that “taking a step back from soccer” while pregnant was “a little different” for her, but added, “I am enjoying it.”“I hope that she’s born into a world that she can accomplish much bigger and better things that I’m ever capable of,” Morgan said.One issue that’s important to Morgan has been pay equity for women. She and her USWNT co-captain Megan Rapinoe told “Good Morning America” on May 4 that the team plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision to throw out their unequal pay claim in the more than $66 million lawsuit they filed against the United States Soccer Federation. The women’s national team won the World Cup in 2015 and 2019, and last won the Olympic gold in 2012. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns until at least 2021.“This decision was out of left field for us. I think for both sides it was very unexpected,” Morgan said. “If anyone knows anything about the heart of this team, we are fighters and we will continue to fight together for this.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAlberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo BankBy: LESLEY MESSER AND HENDERSON HEWES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Soccer star Alex Morgan is a mom.The U.S. women’s national team co-captain and her husband, soccer player Servando Carrasco, welcomed a daughter, Charlie Elena, on May 7.Morgan shared a photo of the new arrival on Instagram, saying she was born at 11:30 a.m. and weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces. At 1130am on May 7 weighing 8lbs5oz, Charlie Elena Carrasco made her grand entrance into the world. She made us wait longer than expected, but I should have known she would do it her way and her way only. My super moon baby.A post shared by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on May 9, 2020 at 11:24am PDT View this post on Instagram Beau Lund
May 28, 2020 /Sports News – National Disney, NBA in talks to complete basketball season at Walt Disney World Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStockBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The NBA may complete their season at Walt Disney World.In an interview with ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis, Bob Chapek, the chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, revealed that Disney and the NBA are currently in conversations to finish their season at Walt Disney World.“We would be thrilled to see the NBA finish up their season at Walt Disney World,” said Chapek. “Our wide World Sports Facility is not only enormous, but it’s state of the art. And we’re in daily conversations with the NBA to see if this is something that they want to happen.”“We would like to get sports back,” Chapek added. “People want Disney theme parks, but they also want live sports. And if we can play a part in making both of those happen for all of our fans, we’d love to do that.”The NBA was among the first sports leagues in the U.S. to suspend their season due to the coronavirus pandemic. After a game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder in March, the NBA announced it would indefinitely halt games after a player tested positive for coronavirus.Most NBA teams had about 15 to 20 games left, and the season was set to end on April 15, with playoffs to begin three days later.During that time, the league had discussed playing games in empty arenas without fans, but players like LeBron James and Steph Curry had spoken out against the idea.“Everything about our routines is reliant upon that kind of game day energy,” Curry said when reports surfaced that games at the Chase Center in San Francisco would be played without fans after the mayor banned gatherings of over 1,000 people.While it’s still not confirmed whether the NBA will pick up and finish their season at Walt Disney World, and it’s unclear how they’ll incorporate NBA fans into the experience, Chapek said Disney is willing to work with the NBA on how to manage those details.“We’ll leave that up to the NBA if this comes to pass in terms of how they manage the fan piece of this,” said Chapek. “But as you know, we stand here ready, willing and able to facilitate whatever we can do in a responsible way.”Chapek’s news comes as Walt Disney World announced a phased reopening plan on Wednesday for its parks, with July 11 as a targeted opening date for the Magic Kingdom and July 15 as the planned reopening date for Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Plans to reopen the parks also include new safety measures for guests.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved
November 3, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/2/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUETampa Bay 25, NY Giants 23 Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2019 Fluor awarded engineering services agreement by KPO in Kazakhstan. Photo: courtesy of skeeze from Pixabay. Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that its consortium with the Branch of KMG Engineering LLP KazNIPImunaigas was awarded a three-year engineering services agreement, plus two potential one-year extensions, by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) for projects at its Karachaganak Field in Kazakhstan. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2019.“This important award will allow Fluor to build a long-term relationship with KPO and to expand our capabilities and presence in Kazakhstan,” said Mark Fields, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business. “Our involvement in the early stages of the project means we can work with KPO across a range of work to optimize the Karachaganak field with a focus on achieving an outstanding safety performance and operational excellence.”Fluor’s scope of work includes feasibility studies, front-end engineering design and other engineering services. Fluor plans to open an office in Aksai for dedicated project personnel with scalable accommodation to meet all engineering requirements. An engineering team in Fluor’s Farnborough, UK office as well as global subject matter experts will also support project needs.To the maximum extent possible, Fluor will leverage local engineering talent to execute its scope of work. Fluor will also provide training and knowledge transfer to increase local talent on the project during execution as project needs dictate.KPO oversees the expansion and development of the Karachaganak field – one of the world’s largest oil and gas condensate fields – which is located in northwest Kazakhstan covering an area of more than 280 square kilometers.KPO is a joint venture with Shell (29.25%), Eni (29.25%), Chevron (18%), LUKOIL (13.5%) and KazMunaiGas (10%).Fluor has more than 30 years of experience working in Kazakhstan executing some of the most challenging and complex oil and gas projects. Source: Company Press Release
Leigh Creek to earn 20% participating interest across two prospects ATP 2023 and ATP 2024 in South West Queensland The ATP 2023 and ATP 2024 permits are located in South West Queensland. (Credit: Pixabay/skeeze) Leigh Creek Oil and Gas has signed an agreement with New Hope Group subsidiary Bridgeport Energy to acquire stake in assets in the onshore Cooper-Eromanga Basin in Queensland, Australia.Under the A$6.3m ($4.2m) farm-in agreement, Leigh Creek will earn a 20% participating interest across two prospects Authority to Prospect (ATP) 2023 and ATP 2024 within the basin, which is claimed to be Australia’s most prolific oil and gas basin.Bridgeport Energy operates a number of assets within the Cooper-Eromanga basin. The assets considered for acquisition are expected to complement Leigh Creek’s portfolio.The deal also provides an option to Leigh Creek to acquire additional interest in the permits.Leigh Creek to fund 40% of permit activities in the first two yearsAs per the terms of the agreement, the company will fund 40% of permit activities in the first two years and 20% in the third and fourth years.Leigh Creek Energy managing director Phil Staveley said: “Leigh Creek Energy is pleased to enter its first joint venture partnership outside the Leigh Creek Energy Project (LCEP) with such a competent operator in Bridgeport.“This partnership is complementary to the LCEP and will diversify our portfolio adding potential for multiple revenue streams.”Located in 10km away from the Jackson onshore oilfield in South West Queensland, the ATP 2023 and ATP 2024 permits cover 434km² and 421km², respectively.Leigh Creek said that the two largely under-explored permits comprise only two exploration wells and varying vintages of 2D seismic.The firm said in a statement: “The Company’s preferred option was to also engage with operators looking to farm down portions of their assets.“LCK focussed on assets in working petroleum systems, containing both oil and gas prospects with the operator having significant operational experience in those Basins. LCK identified Bridgeport’s ATP 2023 & ATP 2024 as asssets meeting these requirements.”Bridgeport has already identified 15 leads that focus majorly on the oil and gas plays of the Hutton Sandstone and the Toolachee formation.