Kennedy’s Triple-Double Garners Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors

first_imgMen’s Basketball Player of the Week – Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese – Sr. – Forward – Tuscaloosa, Ala.The Southland leader in field-goal percentage (.670) this season, Kennedy connected on 8-of-11 attempts from the field, tied a single-game program record with 10 blocked shots and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory over the Roos. McNeese concludes non-conference play against Paul Quinn at 7:30 p.m. CT Wednesday before hosting Stephen F. Austin at 3 p.m. Saturday to open up conference action. After McNeese erased a nine-point UMKC lead, Kennedy registered all 10 blocks over the final 14 minutes of the game and turned in eight points and seven rebounds in that span. Honorable Mention: Jordan Hairston, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kevon Harris, SFA; Avery Sullivan, Lamar. Week Seven Southland Conference Release (PDF) His triple-double effort was the fourth in program history and the ninth by a Division I student-athlete this season. This is Kennedy’s second Player of the Week award for the 2019-20 season. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese forward Sha’Markus Kennedy is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  He recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks in the Cowboys’ (4-6) 82-73 win over UMKC, joining Nicholls’ Andre Jones as the only two Southland student-athletes to post a triple-double this season.last_img read more

Musa, Muguna cleared for Albania move

first_img0Shares0000The defender has been a loyal Gor Mahia player having spent his entire eight year professional career at the club. He joined straight from High School in 2010 when the club was under the tutelage of legendary coach James Siang’a. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18- The immediate former Gor Mahia duo of Musa Mohammed and Kenneth Muguna have finally received their travel documents and are set to depart for Albania on Sunday to seal their move to second tier side FK Tirana.The pair have already agreed personal terms over a two-year contract and will make it formal once they land in the Albanian capital. Mohammed leaves Gor as a free agent while Muguna who joined the record 16-time champions from Western Stima at the beginning of last season had a transfer fee reported to be about Sh4mn (USD40,000) agreed between Tirana and Gor.“I am really pleased that this move is finally done and I can’t wait to start my new journey. This has been the product of hard work and determination and hopefully I can translate the same form in Albania,” Mohammed told Capital Sport.“It will not be hard to settle in because we are re-uniting with our former coach Ze Maria which is something great. We know his methods, we know how it works so blending in will not be tough,” he added.Harambee Stars captain Musa Mohammed walks into the pitch before Kenya’s match against Rwanda in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on December 3, 2017 in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe defender has been a loyal Gor Mahia player having spent his entire eight year professional career at the club. He joined straight from High School in 2010 when the club was under the tutelage of legendary coach James Siang’a.He was scouted by another former Gor coach Gideon Ochieng who has since relocated to the United States.“I was really motivated to join Gor because I knew it was a great club and once the opportunity arose, I didn’t back down. I took on the challenge and the rest has been happily ever after,” the defender further said.The defender leaves K’Ogalo with a decorated hat having won four league titles, three of them as captain, one KPL Top 8 and two FKF Cup titles.Gor Mahia’s Musa Mohammed was named the SJAK best defender. Photo/Erick BarazaHe was crowned defender of the year by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) at the end of last season having finished second twice in the annual awards in 2015 and 2016.Mohammed also ended 2017 having helped the national team Harambee Stars to the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.“I have learnt quite a lot and form me it felt like this was the right time to leave. I wanted to get a new challenge because I have won virtually everything with Gor. As a player who wants to improve I needed something new to push me and this is it,” the 28-year old said.He has paid homage to the K’Ogalo faithful who he says have been the reason behind his and the team’s success.“The fans were always on the pitch supporting us and demanding of success and it is because of them the team did well and everyone improved. I also want to thank my team-mates all through the eight years for their support especially when I was captain,” Mohammed stated.Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna celebrates his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Thika Stadium on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyThe duo will set foot on a ground that erstwhile has been a tough stomping ground for Kenyan players. Moses Arita and James Situma famously landed at the Albanian club but failed to settle, coming back home.“I can’t really say it’s something that bothers either me or Junior (Muguna). We are going there to work and that’s our focus. What happened in the past is in the past,” Mohammed further states.The two find Tirana perched at fifth spot on the Albanian First Division table, just within the promotion bracket. With 12 matches already played, Tirana are on 17 points, 12 behind leaders Kastrioti Kruje.“Our target and ambition is to go help the team gain promotion and we will give our best to see that target attained.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WATCH: Lee Tomlin’s goal of the season contender for Bristol City

first_imgCheck out this superb goal from Bournemouth loanee Lee Tomlin!Bristol City signed their home campaign off in style with a 4-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday, and Tomlin’s strike – probably the team’s best this season – was the pick of the bunch. The 27-year-old bamboozled defenders with a genius first touch, flicking the ball up and teeing himself up for a wicked volley, which he slammed into the net.You can see why Robins fans are desperate for the striker to stay at Ashton Gate, and not return to the Cherries, in the summer.Watch all the goals, skip to 1.40 for Tomlin’s strike, in the video above!last_img read more

Investors Find Opportunities in Home Flipping

first_imgInvestors Find Opportunities in Home Flipping in Data, Headlines, News Home flipping activity is drawing investors into markets with more value-added opportunities, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Q3 2016 U.S. Home Flipping Report. Approximately 45,718 single family home and condo sales were flipped in Q3 2016, which represented 5.1 percent of all single family and condo sales during that time period. ATTOM defines a home flip as “a property that is sold in an arms-length sale for the second time within a 12-month period based on publicly recorded sales deed data collected by ATTOM Data Solutions in more than 950 counties accounting for more than 80 percent of the U.S. population.”The 5.1 percent Q3 2016 home flipping rate decreased from a 5.6 percent rate in Q2. Approximately 67.9 percent of the homes flipped in Q3 were purchased with cash, which is down from 68.2 percent in Q2 and a decrease from 69.0 percent in Q3 2015.Areas with approximately 90 homes flipped in Q3 with lowest share purchased with cash are Colorado Springs (35.6 percent); Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (39.1 percent); Denver (44.6 percent); Seattle (52.4 percent); and Providence, Rhode Island (52.8 percent).Daren Blomquist, VP of ATTOM Data Solutions, said investors will be forced to look at markets that contain more opportunities for flippers. “While the macro trends of low housing inventory and rising home prices are favorable for flippers, they are also a double-edged sword, attracting more competition and reducing the availability of deals — particularly in the most fundamentally sound local markets,” he said. “This is chasing some investors into markets and neighborhoods that may be less fundamentally sound but also offer more value-add opportunities for flippers in the form of aging housing inventory.”Memphis, Tennessee (11 percent); Clarksville, Tennessee (9.5 percent): Daytona Beach, Florida (9.3 percent); Tampa, Florida (9.3 percent); and Visalia-Porterville, California (9.3 percent) were the top five markets with at least 90 flipped homes in Q3 2016. The remaining markets in the top 10 for highest flipping rate were York, Pennsylvania (9.2 percent); Lakeland, Florida (9.0 percent); Fresno, California (8.7 percent); Miami (8.6 percent); and Las Vegas (8.2 percent). December 15, 2016 540 Views center_img Share ATTOM Data Solutions Data Home Flipping 2016-12-15 Staff Writerlast_img read more