3:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Army. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. takes it 10 yards to put the Knights on the board first. The extra point is good. Army 7, Navy 0.ONE DRIVE. ONE TOUCHDOWN.Army strikes first. pic.twitter.com/WNV9GgOdJQ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 8, 20183:18 p.m.: Kell Walker goes 51 yards to take it to the Navy 10 yard line.3:16 p.m.: Kelvin Hopkins Jr.’s pass is complete to Glen Coates for 17 yards. Army improved to 10-2 on Saturday after defeating Navy, who dropped to 3-10, by a score of 17-10 in America’s Game, the Black Knights’ third straight win in the series.The 119th matchup between the teams was mostly in Army’s control; Navy didn’t getting on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter. MORE: College football live and on-demand on fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Knights scored on the first drive of the game with a 10-yard rush from Kelvin Hopkins Jr. and kept the lead from then on. Army’s two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and pass defense (Navy didn’t convert a pass for three quarters) helped the Black Knights dominate the game.Army and Navy had only three pass attempts between them last time they met, but this game favored the passing game a surprising amount. Navy’s Zach Abey went 0-for-5 with two interceptions while Garrett Lewis went 5 for 8 with 81 yards and no picks. On the other side, Army’s Kelvin Hopkins Jr. went 4-for-9 with 61 yards. Hopkins also rushed for two touchdowns and had 64 yards on the ground.Sporting News provided live scoring updates and highlights from Army vs. Navy on Saturday.(All times ET)Final: Army 17, Navy 106:24 p.m.: Army recovers Navy’s onside kick to seal the win.6:20 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Navy. Bennett Moehring’s 46 yard field goal is good.6:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Army. Army all but seals the deal with a Kelvin Hopkins Jr. 1-yard touchdown run. The extra point is good. Army 17, Navy 7.6:09 p.m.: Kelvin Hopkins Jr. takes it 17 yards to set up first-and-goal for Army at the Navy 2 yard line.6:08 p.m.: FUMBLE. On fourth-and-12 Zach Abey is sacked by Kenneth Brinson for a loss of 10 yards, with Abey fumbling on the play. The fumble is recovered by Army’s Kenneth Brinson.ARMY. DELIVERS. pic.twitter.com/yzJXd6EiIm— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 8, 20186:05 p.m.: Army comes up with a huge hit on third-and-12 forcing the ball out of Garret Lewis’ hands.6:00 p.m.: Navy stops Army on third-and-5 pushing Kelvin Hopkins Jr. back 5 yards. 5:54 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Navy. Garret Lewis takes it in from the 1 yard line. Extra point is good. Army 10, Navy 7. Game. On. pic.twitter.com/HQPeolK7bJ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 8, 20185:52 p.m.: Navy puts themselves back into scoring position with a 43 yard run from Malcolm Perry.5:45 p.m.: FUMBLE. Just as Navy was gaining momentum and looking like they could put points on the board, Army forces and recovers a fumble in the red zone. The Garret Lewis fumble was forced by Jaylon McClinton and recovered by James Gibson.Army picked a GREAT time to force a fumble. pic.twitter.com/jVDgBVbnwk— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 8, 20185:41 p.m.: Navy goes for it on fourth-and-inches, converting with a 1-yard run from Garret Lewis.5:37 p.m: On third-and-12, Navy converts with a Garret Lewis pass complete to Keoni-Kordell Makekau for 34 yards. 5:34 p.m.: Garret Lewis’ pass goes in and out of the hands of Taylor Jackson.5:33 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Army. The Knights go for it on fourth-and-2 and initially convert, but the play is overturned. It will be a turnover on downs for Army.Third Quarter: Army 10, Navy 05:19 p.m.: Army crosses midfield but Navy gets a stop on third down to set up a fourth-and-2.5:14 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Army. Navy quarterback Zach Abey’s pass is high and intercepted by Mike Reynolds. Abey now his two interceptions and zero completions in the game.- Stop it with one hand- Catch it- Tip-toe the sidelinesMike Reynolds did a bit of everything on this INT. pic.twitter.com/jZHshwAbje— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 8, 20185:12 p.m.: Maybe sensing some urgency to put some points on the board, the Midshipmen convert their first third down of the game. They have possession at their own 34.5:07 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Army. After missing an attempt earlier in the game, John Abercrombie connects from 33 yards away to put the Knights up by two possessions. Army 10, Navy 0.5:03 p.m.: Army sticks with the run on third-and-12 and Kell Walker is stuffed for no gain.5:00 p.m.: Army converts on third down with an 11 yard run from Kelvin Hopkins Jr.4:58 p.m.: Darnell Woolfolk gets a first down and then some on an 18-yard run into Navy territory. 4:56 p.m.: Kelvin Hopkins Jr.’s pass is complete to Zack Boobas for 14 yards.Halftime: Army 7, Navy 04:28 p.m.: Kelvin Hopkins Jr.’s pass is incomplete, intended for Kell Walker.4:23 p.m.: Hudson Sullivan and Nizaire Cromartie sack Kelvin Hopkins Jr. for a loss of 8 yards.4:23 p.m.: Andy Davidson takes it 22 yards to the Navy 32. 4:20 p.m.: Navy quarterback Zach Abey’s pass intended for Taylor Jackson is incomplete. 4:19 p.m.: Mychal Cooper is stopped in the backfield for a loss of 5 yards.4:10 p.m.: Kelvin Hopkins Jr.’s pass intended for Akyah Miranda is incomplete.3:40 p.m.: John Abercrombie’s 33 yard field goal is no good. It remains 7-0 Army.3:55 p.m.: Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr.’s pass is incomplete to an open Christian Hayes for what looked like it would have been a touchdown.First Quarter: Army 7, Navy 03:46 p.m.: Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr.’s pass is complete to Kell Walker for 25 yards. 3:44 p.m.: INTERCEPTION. Navy quarterback Zach Abey’s pass is intercepted by Jaylon McClinton and returned for 11 yards to the Army 33-yard line. Army has mastered the tip drill. pic.twitter.com/YzB3dwErFQ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 8, 20183:24 p.m.: Navy’s pass attempt is broken up, but a defensive pass interference call on Kenneth Brinson gives Navy a first down on the 50 yard line.
Officers of the Liberian National Police (LNP) will in the next couple of days breathe a sigh of relief as Ecobank has finally agreed to pay the officers three months’ salary arrears following weeks of negotiation with the police hierarchy in Monrovia.Police Director Chris Massaquoi made the disclosure of the ‘good news’ at a press conference held at the LNP headquarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia yesterday.The weeks of negotiations with Ecobank led to the delay in the disbursement of the 50% Liberian dollar component to officers, according to the LNP.“The Administration met with the management of Ecobank and based on the sensitivity of this matter, Ecobank finally agreed to open a Liberian account for the LNP in three days. And as we speak, the LNP payroll has been signed today, July 20, and forwarded to Ecobank,” Director Massaquoi said.He said all officers will begin receiving the Liberian dollar component from Ecobank, thus alleviating the hardship experienced over the last two months and bringing the matter to a close.“In the second month of the fourth quarter (May) of the fiscal year of 2015/2016, the LNP submitted a 100% USD payroll to the Ministry of Finance to begin the payment of officers’ May 2016 salaries, but without prior notice, the Ministry rejected the LNP payroll and advised the LNP that the payroll submitted earlier be re-submitted with 50% in United States dollars and 50% in Liberian dollars,” Director Massaquoi explained.He said after two weeks of negotiations, the Ministry again advised that the payroll must be re-submitted with 50% in USD and 50% in Liberian dollars in categories, on grounds that the Government of Liberia was not in the position to pay 100% in US dollars into the accounts of officers as was done in the past.Again he said, the LNP prepared and re-submitted two separate payrolls, which took over three days to complete. Vouchers were being processed at the Finance Ministry, and the LNP continued its negotiations with the management of Ecobank on the way forward for the possible opening of LRD accounts for all officers, since indeed the bank already had USD accounts for them.“Based upon the bank’s position that they could not open LRD salary accounts for the officers and having deposited the May 50% GOL checks issued by the MFDP, the LNP began exploring alternative means of payment, and finally decided to make payments through checks against theLiberian dollar account, while the 50% USD was being credited to the officers’ USD salary accounts,” he said.But as we speak, he said, significant numbers of officers have received 50% of their LRD salary in checks and the process will soon be completed for the month of May, 2016.He said all efforts exerted by the LNP Administration earlier to ensure that the bank open the LRD accounts for the officers did not materialize. He said owing to the fact that the LNP maintained that it did not have LRD accounts for its officers, the LNP Administration met with the Ecobank management to open the officers’ LRD accounts. At that meeting in May, the Ecobank refused to oblige on the grounds that the fiscal measures by the Ministry of Finance were temporary and could cause the bank additional expense to have accounts maintained.He said, “Given the strength of the LNP, the nationwide deployment and the need to ensure that they remain at their various posts, the administration initiated a negotiation with the Finance Ministry to see the need to avoid making payments through other means, and realized that any other option would cause a delay in their salary payment.”He said prior to the issuance of these checks, the LNP administration, considering the difficulties in writing individual checks for more than six thousand officers, encouraged all officers to open individual LRD accounts at either Ecobank, LBDI or IB for the possible remittance of their salaries against the ratio (30:70) issued by the MFDP for June 2016, wherein 30% USD goes into the officers account while 70% LRD is to be credited to the anticipated accounts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)