Scoreboard roundup — 12/9/20

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLWisconsin 73, Rhode Island 62Richmond 78, N. Iowa 68Baylor 83, Stephen F. Austin 52Texas 74, Texas State 53Texas Tech 51, Abilene Christian 44Florida St. 69, Indiana 67Michigan Virginia (Postponed)Sam Houston St. at Houston (Postponed)Robert Morris at West Virginia (Canceled)UT Martin at Tennessee (Canceled)Louisville at Wisconsin (Postponed)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img December 10, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/9/20last_img

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights to Honor the Late Marian Seldes

first_img Seldes made her Great White Way debut in 1948 in Medea. She went on to appear in numerous Broadway productions before winning a Tony Award for A Delicate Balance in 1966. She was also nominated for Father’s Day, Deathtrap, Ring Round the Moon and Dinner at Eight. She entered the Guinness Book of World Records for Deathtrap, having not missed a single performance for the play’s 1,809 performances. She most recently appeared on Broadway in Deuce in 2007. In 2010, Seldes was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award. “Marian Seldes’ name is synonymous with theater,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. “Her persona on the Broadway stage was as real as her genuine grace and kindness off stage. Her lovely elegance and iconic talent will be deeply missed by her family, friends and fans.” Broadway theaters will dim their lights on Wednesday, October 8 to pay tribute to Marian Seldes. The Tony winner and stage icon died on October 6 at the age of 86. Marquees will go dark for exactly one minute at 7:45 PM.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Semis in sight for outsiders and underdogs

first_imgOf the four teams involved in Sunday’s quarter-finals, not one would have figured highly on a list of pre-tournament favourites. All, though, have reached this stage very much on merit, some cruising through and others battling and scrapping against more fancied opposition.Ghana certainly fall into the latter category, having pulled off a heroic 3-2 win over in-form Portugal after scraping through the group stage by the narrowest of margins. The reward for the Black Satellites is a tie against Chile, who failed to reach the final of the South American U-19 Championship but qualified from their section and disposed of Croatia in the last 16 with relative ease.The other quarter-final, meanwhile, is an all-Asian affair between two sides with plenty of history. Iraq and Korea Republic enjoyed differing fortunes during the group phase, but were united in ousting powerful South American opposition in the last round and will feel that glory is in sight. previews the action.The Schedule7 July (all times local)Quarter-finalsIraq-Korea Republic, Kayseri, 18.00Ghana-Chile, Istanbul, 21.00The AbsenteesIraq and Chile will each be without a key player, with Mohanad Abdulraheem and Sebastian Martinez respectively ruled out by one-game suspensions.The Match“It will be a revenge match for us.” This was how Hakeem Shakir set the scene for a rematch between his Iraq side and Korea Republic. The reason for Shakir seeking retribution is that the South Koreans snatched the Asian title from under his team’s noses last November, coming from a goal down to win by the same means by which they eliminated Colombia: a penalty shootout. Iraq have undoubtedly been the more impressive of the Asian representatives here at Turkey 2013, emerging unbeaten from matches against opponents as formidable as England, Egypt, Chile and Paraguay. However, they have been dealt a heavy blow with the news that Abudulraheem, their attacking spearhead and talisman, not to mention AFC Young Player of the Year, will be suspended after picking up his second yellow card of the competition. Korea Republic, meanwhile, will be aiming to develop some momentum in a tournament in which, despite reaching the last eight, their record stands at one win, two draws and a loss.The Other HighlightThough neither Ghana nor Chile were able to top their respective group, both have shown in fits and bursts why they are genuine title contenders. Each eliminated a section-winner in the last 16 – the Black Satellites seeing off Portugal, La Rojita disposing of Croatia – and confidence will be high ahead of what should be an enthralling, incident-packed encounter. Contrasting styles but a shared commitment to positive, attacking football make this a match in which 0-0 seems the unlikeliest of scorelines.The Player to WatchNicolas CastilloThe Chile striker is one of the players whose presence makes it extremely improbable that the net will remain untroubled in Istanbul’s Ali Sami Yen Stadium. With a goal in each of his three appearances thus far, Castillo is thriving in the centre of Chile’s three-man attack and will be out to maintain his 100 per cent record against a Ghana defence that has conceded seven times in four matches.The Stat4 – Iraq are the late goal specialists at Turkey 2013. Testament both to their stamina and their strength of character is that four of their seven strikes at this FIFA U-20 World Cup have arrived on the 75-minute mark or later.The Words“They took the cup from us at the Asian Championships but now we want to show who’s best in Asia in front of the whole world. We were unlucky last time but on this occasion we are ready to be more precise in our play, and to win for sure. I will say now that this Iraqi team can go all the way to the final.”Hakeem Shakir, Iraq coachlast_img read more