UAB’s late FG block preserves 23-22 win over Louisiana Tech

Spencer Brown had 25 carries for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown and UAB’s late block of a field goal preserved a 23-22 win against Louisiana Tech Saturday night.

With three seconds to play, the Blazers blocked Jonathan Barnes’ 30-yard attempt. The ball ricocheted back to Barnes who was tackled to end the game.

On the next possession, Temple’s Delvon Randall intercepted a Thomas Sirk pass and returned to the ECU 34. Five plays later, David Hood (106 yards on 20 carries) carried it in from the 2. Following a three-and-out, ECU punted and a personal foul set up a short field. Another five-play drive culminated with Rob Ritrovato’s 2-yard TD run and Temple led 23-3 at intermission.

East Carolina (1-5, 1-2) was led by Sirk, who finished 20 of 38 for 253 yards and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Quay Johnson in the third. Jimmy Williams Jerseys Supply had five catches for 110 yards.

An investigation by the National Basketball Players Association earlier this year discovered that Dawkins used Payton’s credit card to charge more $42,000 in Uber rides between 2015 and 2016 and that Payton authorized only a few trips. ASM fired Dawkins in May, according to published reports.

Elfrid Payton Sr., the player’s father, told ESPN that IMA reimbursed his son for the credit card charges and that Dawkins didn’t have permission to use the card. He said he was introduced to Dawkins by a third party and advised his son to use him as a financial planner.

“Kurt had this business, but he didn’t know anything about the NBA,” Payton Sr. said. “Christian was on the financial side when we met him. Kurt is a reputable guy. He Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike didn’t know Christian was doing this.”

Lightning’s Steven Stamkos won’t return until he’s 100 percent

Steven Stamkos doesn’t know when he’ll be back on the ice.

With only 10 regular-season games remaining for Tampa Bay, the Lightning center and captain knows his window of opportunity to return is beginning to close. Despite his ambition, he stands firm that he won’t push himself to play until he’s fully healthy.

“When I’m 100 percent, I’ll be back,” Stamkos said, via NHL.com. “Obviously you hope that’s sooner rather than later, but I have no control of the healing that goes on and the process. The timing and the conditioning and all that stuff; there’s so many factors that come into play when you’ve been out as long as I have.”

The USA’s best players nearly didn’t even compete in the 2017 tournament. With the tone of negotiations contentious, USA Hockey reached out to younger and lesser-caliber players to fill the roster. But a deal was struck March 28, three days before the puck dropped.

Under the new agreement, U.S. women’s hockey players earn more than $70,000 during non-Olympic years and as much as $129,000 in Olympic years, and also get perks like flying business class and staying in quality hotels, the AP notes.

“I’m so proud of this team for performing the way we did after battling the way we did off the ice,” said U.S. captain Meghan Duggan. “A lot of history was made.”

Friday’s gold medal victory marks the fourth straight Cheap Jerseys 90 world championship for the U.S. women.

Their sights are now set on the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. While the USA has beaten Canada in eight of their last 10 meetings, their neighbors to the north got the Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike better of the Americans at the 2014 Games in Sochi, beating them 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game.