Associated Press February 5, 2020 Towson looks for road win vs Delaware BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Delaware’s Nate Darling has averaged 20 points and four rebounds while Justyn Mutts has put up 12.2 points and 8.6 rebounds. For the Tigers, Brian Fobbs has averaged 16 points and 4.5 rebounds while Allen Betrand has put up 13.8 points.IN-CONFERENCE IMPROVEMENT: The Tigers have scored 70.8 points per game to conference opponents thus far. That’s an improvement from the 67.5 per game they put up in non-conference play.BRILLIANT BRIAN: Fobbs has connected on 29.4 percent of the 119 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 24 over his last five games. He’s also converted 83 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Towson is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 60 points and 13-5 when scoring at least 60.WINNING WHEN: Towson is a perfect 7-0 when the team makes nine or more 3-pointers. The Tigers are 6-10 when the team hits fewer than nine threes.DID YOU KNOW: Delaware is ranked second among CAA teams with an average of 74.1 points per game. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTowson (13-10, 7-4) vs. Delaware (16-7, 6-4)Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena, Newark, Delaware; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Towson looks for its fourth straight win over Delaware at Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena. Delaware’s last win at home against the Tigers came on Jan. 14, 2015.read more
Two of the three newly promoted sides are at home on the opening weekend.Championship winners Bournemouth face Aston Villa and Norwich play Crystal Palace, while Watford start away to Everton.The second round of fixtures features a game between two title contenders, as Chelsea head to Manchester City. The season starts on the 8th of August.
San Francisco had plenty of time to prepare for a managerial search, with Bochy announcing in February that 2019 would be his final year in the Giants dugout. They went 77-85 and finished in 3rd place in the NL West last season.Kapler will be tasked with guiding the Giants into a new era along with GM Scott Harris, who was hired Sunday. Those decisions were made by club president Farhan Zaidi, who was the GM of the Dodgers during Kapler’s time with the organization.On the field in 2020, San Francisco returns much of what was the oldest lineup in the league last year but loses its ace in Madison Bumgarner. Significant roster turnover will likely come over the next few seasons, as aging veterans Kevin Pillar, Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford and Johnny Cueto will all hit free agency by 2022. The Phillies gave the analytic-minded Kapler his first managing job in 2018, and his rocky tenure ended following a disappointing 2019 campaign. Kapler, who was previously the Dodgers’ director of player development, began his time with Philadelphia with a bullpen debacle and made unorthodox decisions that at times ruffled feathers. Plus, late-season lulls turned promising Phillies starts each of the past two years into mediocre records.MORE: MLB’s most problematic contracts Gabe Kapler’s job search is finished after just over a month.The Giants hired the ex-Philadelphia skipper to be their next manager and replace the retired Bruce Bochy, according to multiple reports Tuesday night. (Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area had the news first).read more