If we were to collectively look at the Colorado Rapids’ areas of necessary improvement, we could all agree their ability to score goals (or lack thereof) being at the top of the list. The 24 goals they’ve tallied in 20 games this season are the second fewest in MLS behind the Seattle Sounders, who are still three points ahead of Colorado in the Western Conference standings. Seven of the Rapids’ goals were scored by forward Dominique Badji, who was traded Sunday to FC Dallas for midfielder Kellyn Acosta. The move, which Colorado general manager Padraig Smith is confident will position the Rapids better for a run at an MLS Cup (though, let’s be honest, not this season), is still met with some skepticism. Behind Badji, the Rapids’ leading goal scorer was Joe Mason (3), but he’s since left the team and joined English club Wolverhampton Wanderers. Defenders Edgar Castillo and Tommy Smith and forward Jack McBean have two goals apiece and no … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: The Rapids traded away their leading scorer. Why isn’t GM Padraig Smith worried?
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UPDATED, 6:50 p.m. COLUMBIA, MO. • Jen Loos can pick a winner. As part of Saturday’s “Rally for Rhyan” day at Mizzou Arena, every member of Missouri’s basketball team wore the name of a young cancer patient on his shirt during pregame warmups. It was Jen, the wife of former Missouri assistant Brad Loos and the mother of the day’s namesake, who wanted junior forward Kevin Puryear to wear Rhyan’s name across his back. Loos was the coach who recruited Puryear to play for the Tigers, so when Puryear saw the T-shirt hanging in his locker hours before tipoff against Mississippi State, he suspected it wasn’t a coincidence. “If you ask me,” he later said, “I think it was put in my locker on purpose.” On this day, what’s become a sacred event for Mizzou basketball, Puryear wore it well. When Missouri gagged away a 12-point lead in regulation, it was Puryear’s 3-pointer that salvaged the Tigers’ … [Read more...] about Ahead by 12 with 1:27 to play, Mizzou blows lead — then recovers in OT for fourth straight win
Three Mecklenburg County teams won conference championships Friday, and none of them took the moment lightly. Winning championships in high school basketball, Charlotte Catholic coach Mike King said, is special. King’s team beat Marvin Ridge to win the outright Southern Carolinas championship. Providence Day and Charlotte Christian each won Friday to share the CISAA championship. “They’re all nice,” King said of the championships. “And that was a big game. I don’t know if people realize that if we don’t win, it comes down to a coin flip to determine the No. 1 seed and you don’t know where you could go from a state playoff seedings standpoint. So that was a really big game.” Charlotte Catholic coach Mike King led his team to the Southern Carolinas championship Friday Jonathan Aguallo King’s Cougars beat Marvin Ridge 65-50, behind 22 points from Luke Harkins and 19 from Sean Rogers, and denied the Mavericks a shot … [Read more...] about Friday’s Roundup: Providence Day, Christian, Catholic win league titles on busy Friday
Caleb Green ascended his way to the top of the Summit League’s all-time scoring list the old-fashioned way. The former 6-foot-8 Oral Roberts star made a living in the paint with few opponents along the way that could stop him. By the end of his four-year career with the Golden Eagles, Green had totaled 2,504 points, and he did it by making 821 of his 1,524 field goal attempts — with only 29 of those attempts coming from behind the 3-point arc. Meanwhile in 2007, there was an elementary school student in Kimball, Nebraska, that had no idea that he’d be chasing Green’s mark one day. His name: Mike Daum. His title: South Dakota State forward, Summit League Player of the Year last season and this year’s leading scorer in the conference. “I was just a kid out of a small high school in Nebraska,” said Daum, from a hometown that mirrors the same size as Stroud or Jay. “I just wanted my shot.” He’s taken full advantage … [Read more...] about ORU men’s basketball: South Dakota State’s Daum trying to surpass ORU’s Caleb Green on Summit League scoring list
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Chris Bokum Globe Correspondent February 09, 2018 By the first intermission on Saturday afternoon, locked in a scoreless game against Lynnfield, the Newburyport hockey team understood just how difficult it would be to cross off its second goal of the season: winning the Cape Ann League title. Their first goal, however, was already accomplished: the 16th-ranked Clippers (10-1-5, 8-0-2 CAL) earned a postseason berth on Jan. 27 with a 3-1 win over St. Mary’s of Lynn. After a 7-10-4 finish last winter, the Clippers are poised to go after their first tournament win since 2010.The team’s leading scorer, junior forward Jacob Grossi-Hogg (8 goals, 11 assists), believes it was important that the Clippers to turn the page. Advertisement “We’re definitely not satisfied with how the season went last year,” Grossi-Hogg said. Get Varsity … [Read more...] about Newburyport has sights set on winning Cape Ann League title