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Haralson nets 19, Tulsa beats Houston 87-72

Haralson nets 19, Tulsa beats Houston 87-72

HOUSTON (AP) Scottie Haralson scored 19 points off five 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Tulsa past Houston 87-72 on Wednesday night.

Tulsa (12-8, 4-2 C-USA) led by as many as 22 in the second half and hit 12 3-pointers in the contest while shooting 50.8 percent from the field overall and dishing out 20 assists.

The Hurricane turned 14 Houston turnovers into 19 points. Houston was 5 for 20 from beyond the arc but was 23 of 28 from the free-throw line.

Four other players were in double figures for Tulsa including James Woodard and Tim Peete who scored 14 points apiece. Pat Swilling Jr. had 11 points and Kauri Black chipped in with 10.

TaShawn Thomas led Houston (12-6, 1-4) with 12 points, 13 rebounds and two steals. Joseph Young led all Cougar scorers with 16 points and Danuel House added 15 points and five rebounds.

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NFL owners unanimously approve new national anthem policy

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NFL owners unanimously approve new national anthem policy

NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that allows players to remain in the locker room if they prefer but requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance.

This new policy subjects teams, but not players, to fines if any team personnel do not show appropriate respect for the anthem. 

Teams will also have the option to fine any team personnel, including players, for the infraction separately though. 

The NFL Players Association released it's own statement after the news was made official.

 

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In a surprise twist, Barry Trotz takes The Hot Lap ahead of Game 7

In a surprise twist, Barry Trotz takes The Hot Lap ahead of Game 7

TAMPA—Head Coach Barry Trotz skated the hot lap prior to Wednesday’s Game 7 at Amalie Arena, taking over the superstitious tradition from captain Alex Ovechkin.

Why the change?

The Caps lost Game 5 here on Saturday. And when the Caps lose on the road—the only place where the morning-skate-starting hot lap takes place—a new skater is selected.

The weird tradition began in the first round at Nationwide Arena in Columbus when Jay Beagle grew tired of waiting for the ice to freeze over following a fresh Zamboni cut. Beagle's teammates implored him to wait a little longer for the ice to cure, but he grew impatient and took it upon himself to kick off the skate by racing around the rink, a la the fastest skater competition at the All Star Skills competition.

Ovechkin took it over prior to Game 6 in Pittsburgh because the Caps had lost Game 4 at PPG Paints Arena.

Ovechkin proudly carried on the tradition as Washington won three in a row—Game 6 in Pittsburgh and Games 1 and 2 of this series vs. Tampa Bay.

Following the Caps’ 3-2 defeat in Game 5 here, though, it was expected that a change would be made.

And on Wednesday morning the baton changed hands, with the least obvious of all the Caps busting his 55-year-old hump around the rink much to the delight of his players and assistants.

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