20Sep/20

Mother’s Day run to send kids to summer camp

first_imgGOULDSBORO — For moms who would rather spend their Mother’s Day morning competing in a road race, they can in the second annual “Moms on the Run” 5K.The race will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, at the Peninsula Grammar School and end at the Acadian Community Woman’s Club — a civic organization in Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor, which is just a short distance from the race’s start.A one-mile Fun Run will take place beforehand at 8:30, and registration will begin at 7:30 at the grammar school.Both runners and walkers are welcome to participate.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Acadian Community Woman’s Club began organizing the race to raise money to send children to summer camp. Proceeds will benefit the Summer Camp Scholarship Fund for Peninsula students.Last year, more than 70 runners/walkers participated. The money raised allowed 12 children to attend a summer camp of their choice.The registration fee for the Fun Run is $5. The fee for mothers running the 5K is $12, and for all other runners, $15.For more information, contact Megan Moshier at 963-2036 or by email meganalleymoshier@gmail.com.last_img read more

19Sep/20

World record-breaking England destroy Pakistan as Alex Hales hits 171

first_img(REUTERS) – England amassed a world record one-day international total of 444 for three as they crushed Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge yesterday to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Jos Buttler struck the last ball of the innings for four to take Eoin Morgan’s men past Sri Lanka’s 443 for nine against Netherlands in July 2006.Hales plundered 171, the highest individual limited-overs score by an England batsman, before Buttler reached his fifty off 22 deliveries, another record for his country.The hosts passed their previous highest total of 408 for nine, made against New Zealand last year, while captain Morgan got to his half-century off 24 deliveries as he and Buttler shared an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 161.“Quite a monumental knock from Alex Hales,” said Morgan. “To score 171 in any form of the game is remarkable and our innings was based around that.“Records are hugely important, it emphasises we’re not just a chasing side. We probably have 17 or 18 players who have played in the last year and a half and could come into this side.”Hales flayed four sixes and 22 fours in his 122-ball knock to surpass Robin Smith’s 167 not out against Australia in Birmingham in 1993.Caught off a no-ball on 72 and dropped on 114, the 27-year-old right-hander passed Smith’s score by pulling Hasan Ali to the mid-wicket boundary.PAKISTAN PAINThe bowler trapped him lbw with the next delivery to end a second-wicket stand of 248 with Joe Root, who fell soon after for 85, but the pain was far from over for the Pakistan bowlers.Buttler hammered six sixes and three fours to get to his half-century and finished 90 not out off 51 balls while Morgan ended unbeaten on 57.Hales and Root’s partnership was also England’s third-highest in one-day internationals.Pakistan, in reply, were bowled out for 275 in 42.4 overs with paceman Chris Woakes the chief destroyer, taking four for 41.Opener Sharjeel Khan hit 58 but wickets fell at regular intervals until Mohammad Amir smashed 58 in 28 balls to share an unlikely last-wicket stand of 76 with Yasir Shah (26 not out).Amir’s half-century was the first by a number 11 in ODIs.“It was very tough today,” said Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali. “I think there were exceptional innings from Hales and Buttler.“On a wicket like this, you really need to support the bowlers and that didn’t happen.”ENGLAND inningsJ. Roy c S. Ahmed b H. Ali 15A. Hales lbw b H. Ali 171J. Root S. Ahmed b Nawaz 85J. Buttler not out 90E. Morgan not out 57Extras: (b-6, lb-8, nb-9, w-3) 26Total: (for 3 wickets, 50 overs) 444Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-28, 3-28.Bowling: M. Amir 10-0-72-0 (w-1), H. Ali 10-0-74-2 (nb-3) W. Riaz 10-0-110-0 (nb-2, w-2), M. Nawaz 10-0-62-1, Y. Shah 6-0-48-0, Az. Ali 1-0-20-0, S. Malik 3-0-44-0.PAKISTAN inningsS. Aslam c Ali b Woakes 8Sh. Khan c Stokes b Woakes 58Az. Ali c Rashid b Woakes 13B. Azam c Morgan b Stokes 9S. Ahmed c Root b Rashid 38S. Malik c Buttler b Plunkett 1M. Nawaz c Morgan b Rashid 34H. Ali b Ali 4W. Riaz lbw b Wood 14Y. Shah not out 26M. Amir c & b Woakes 58Extras: (b-4, lb-2, nb-1, w-5) 12Total: (all out, 42.4 overs) 275Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-50, 3-83, 4-106, 5-108, 6-155, 7-164, 8-180, 9-199.Bowling: M. Wood 10-0-75-1 (w-2), C. Woakes 5.4-1-41-4 (w-1), L. Plunkett 6-0-30-1 (w-1), B. Stokes 4-0-14-1 (w-1), M. Ali 7-0-36-1 (nb-1), A. Rashid 10-0-73-2.last_img read more

19Sep/20

Other Sports PV Sindhu to resume quest for glory with Indonesia Masters participation

first_img Jakarta: Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will resume her quest for glory in the new season, while Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth aim to continue their impressive run when they start their campaign at the Indonesia Masters, starting with qualifiers here. Seeded second Sindhu has been a cut above other Indians as she claimed silver medals at all the major events — Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championship, before ending the year with the prestigious World Tour Final title, the first Indian to achieve the feat. After the engagements of Premier Badminton League (PBL), Sindhu decided to skip last week’s Malaysia Masters and she will begin her campaign against former Olympic gold medallist China’s Li Xuerui on Wednesday. The 23-year-old from Hyderabad is expected to clash with reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin at the quarterfinals.   Saina, on the other hand, had an impressive start to the season, losing semifinal spot at Malaysia Masters, which was the first World Tour Super 500 tournament of the season. The London Olympic bronze medallist will take on a qualifier in the opening round and faces the prospect of meeting Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, seeded fourth, at the quarters. Srikanth, who also entered the quarterfinals at Kuala Lumpur last week, plays his first match against Malaysia’s Liew Daren. The eighth seeded Indian will be joined by others such as Sameer Verma, B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy.Sameer had enjoyed a good run last season, winning titles at Swiss Open, Hyderabad Open and Syed Modi International. He also qualified for the World Tour Finals at the last moment and secured at a creditable semifinal finish. Praneeth also had a forgettable 2018 but dished out some good performances at the PBL and would look to translate the confidence in the international circuit. Prannoy, who had to deal with corns in both feet early in the season, was troubled by fitness issues including a gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) last season. Sindhu is the first Indian shuttler to win Badminton World Tour Finals title.Sindhu settled for silver in Commonwealth and Asian Games.Sindhu could face Carolina Marin in the quarterfinal. highlights With the 2020 Olympic qualification period starting from April, the Indian trio of Sameer, Praneeth and Prannoy will look to put the best foot forward.            Sameer will begin the season with a clash with the legendary Lin Dan, Praneeth faces Olympic champion Chen Long, while Prannoy meets Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen in the first round. In men’s doubles, it will be a clash between two Indian combination with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty taking on Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy.               Women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will square off against Thailand’s eighth seed Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai, while mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj and Ashwini will pair up to clash with seventh seeded English husband-wife combination of Chris Adcock and Gabriella Adcock.         Another mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki will face fourth seed Indonesian combo of Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

19Sep/20

Cricket News Kane Williamson To Miss Twenty20 International Series Vs England Due To Hip Injury

first_imgNew Delhi: New Zealand have been dealt a major blow with skipper Kane Williamson all set to miss the five Twenty20 Internationals against England starting on November 1 in Christchurch. Tim Southee will captain the side for the five games which will be the first encounter between the two sides since the epic 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup final clash at Lord’s three months ago. In Williamson’s absence, Tim Southee will lead the side. Lockie Ferguson will play the first three games while Trent Boult will play the fourth and fifth games. Coach Gary Stead remarked that Williamson suffered the same hip injury that had troubled him in the Bangladesh Test series in March.”It’s disappointing timing for Kane at the start of an exciting Kiwi summer, but we feel it’s the right decision with a busy season ahead. We’re fortunate to have someone experienced like Tim who can comfortably step in and take the reins,” Stead remarked. Southee has captained New Zealand in Twenty20 Internationals six times and New Zealand have won five of those encounters. His only loss came in the third and final Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. This was the match in which Lasith Malinga took four wickets in four balls for the second time in his international career, making him the only player to achieve the feat. New Zealand and England will play five Twenty20 Internationals with the first match at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The second match will take place on November 3 in Wellington followed by the third game on November 5 in Nelson. The fourth match will take place at McLean Park in Napier while the fifth and final game will take place at Eden Park, Auckland. The five-match Twenty20 International series will be followed by two Tests Mount Maunganui and Hamilton but these two games are not part of the ICC World Test Championships.Also Read | Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith And Joe Root – Which Player Is Dominating In the Fab Four?New Zealand have a poor record against England in Twenty20 Internationals, managing just five wins and losing 10 out of 16 Twenty20 encounters. However, it will be interesting to see how these two teams shape up in their first encounter after the World Cup final, in which the match headed to the super over. Even the super over was tied and England were declared the winners due to a superior boundary count. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

18Sep/20

The Latest: USA Luge to look for recruits only in New York

first_imgThe decision comes despite an uptick in in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. Daily infections have jumped to more than 1,000 since Aug. 4 to reach levels previously recorded in June.___The Minnesota Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in attendance.With current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specifying an indoor venue capacity of 250 people, officials from the Vikings, the state, U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL and the city of Minneapolis were unable to establish a prudent way to open the gates to the public for now.The Vikings will host Green Bay on Sept. 13 and Tennessee on Sept. 27 with the 66,000 seats empty. Over the ensuing five weeks, Minnesota plays at home only once, on Oct. 18 against Atlanta. August 25, 2020 In a statement, the Vikings said: “We have sought to balance the opportunity to provide fan access with the responsibility to adhere to public health and medical guidance in order to maintain the health and safety of fans, players, staff members and the broader community. Ultimately, public health is our top priority.”NFC North rivals Green Bay and Detroit have announced their first two home games will be played without fans. Chicago also will start the season without spectators but has not specified for how many games.___Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the seats at Neyland Stadium for this season.The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fans ___The Buffalo Bills will play their first two home games without fans present, while not ruling out the possibility of allowing some into the stadium before season’s end.The Bills announced the decision on their Twitter account Tuesday following discussions with state and county health officials. The team said it is still attempting to establish policies and procedures “that hopefully permit fans later this season.”State guidelines remain unchanged since June, when New York approved the resumption of pro sports but without spectators present.The Bills have offered season ticket holders the option of refunds or pushing that money to next year. Those who keep money in their account would be eligible to be included in a lottery should fans be allowed. ___Vanderbilt is getting its top tackler back after Dimitri Moore changed his mind about opting out of this season.Moore posted on Instagram on Tuesday that he decided to opt out of the upcoming season after his grandfather died of COVID-19. The senior from Cedar Hill, Texas, wrote that he has done more research and talked with doctors and medical personnel since that decision. Moore says he is returning to the Vanderbilt football program, a decision he made on his own.The linebacker says he trusts and has confidence in Vanderbilt’s testing abilities and safety protocols.Vanderbilt canceled football practice last Friday and has yet to return after what the university called “a small number” of positive COVID-19 test results in the program. The football players who tested positive were put in isolation. ___Masks will be required on Oklahoma’s campus on football game days and tailgating will be prohibited during the football season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The school made the announcements in a news release on Tuesday.The mask requirement includes all campus buildings and outdoor areas, athletics facilities, parking areas, outside the stadium, gate entry, concourse, stadium seating bowl and the club/loge areas. The masks may be removed temporarily for eating and drinking while in the stadium seating bowl, or in common areas of clubs, suites and loges.Although the school has no authority over off-campus tailgates, it encourages people to wear face masks in public and to avoid congregating in large groups that impede social distancing. ___USA Diving has announced it will hold next year’s Olympic Team Trial s from June 6-13 in Indianapolis.The trials were initially set for June 14-21, 2020 in Indy but were rescheduled when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Indiana University Natatorium has hosted the Olympic Trials six times since 1984, most recently in 2016. USA Diving headquarters also are located in Indy.A full competition schedule can be found on USA Diving’s website. The Latest: USA Luge to look for recruits only in New York This year’s schedule featuring sleds on wheels started later than usual as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The next clinic is on tap for this Sunday in Lake Placid for boys and girls ages 9 to 13. Sessions are limited to 10 youngsters to accommodate social distancing rules and face masks are mandatory. All sleds, helmets and registration items will be disinfected after each use.Other stops are set for Sept. 12 in Utica, Sept. 13 in Glens Falls, Sept. 26-27 in metro New York City, and Oct. 4 back in Lake Placid. At all locations the organization will deploy new cleaning and sanitizing protocols to keep participants safe. The original schedule had clinics scheduled in Duluth, Minnesota, and Columbus, Ohio.___ ___North Carolina says the rest of its winter and spring sports teams may resume activities Wednesday after a recent pause amid the coronavirus pandemic.The school announced over the weekend that football, men’s and women’s basketball, and other fall sports were cleared to resume workouts as of Sunday. But they said all other sports remained on hold for the time being.The school lifted that hold Tuesday afternoon.Last week the school had paused activities amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases on campus, including in student housing and a fraternity. Those cases had led the school to cancel in-person undergraduate classes in favor of remote instruction. The Volunteers’ first home game is Oct. 3 against Missouri and university officials say restrictions could change during the season based on statewide virus data and recommendations from public health officials. Tennessee asked fans statewide to wear masks in public.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer says he empathizes with the thousands of fans who won’t get to go to games in Neyland this fall. Fulmer says the circumstances are beyond the control of Tennessee officials and they will do their best to create the safest environment both inside and outside the stadium.Current students and active donors to the Tennessee Fund with season tickets get top priority for tickets and season tickets will be offered based on annual amount given and the order to the Tennessee Fund.The original prices for season tickets will not change with Tennessee set to host five Southeastern Conference opponents for the first time since 1959.Students can start requesting tickets issued on a game-by-game basis Sept. 23. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___USA Luge has changed plans and is restricting its slider search strictly to New York state. Buffalo opens the season on Sept. 13 hosting the New York Jets, and then hosts the Los Angeles Rams two weeks later.The announcement comes a day after Bills coach Sean McDermott described the lack of league-wide uniformity regarding the presence of spectators at NFL games as being “ridiculous” after AFC East rival Miami announced it would allow up to 13,000 fans into its stadium.___The San Francisco 49ers will play their season opener without fans in attendance because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team said Tuesday after consulting with local officials that the Sept. 13 game against Arizona at Levi’s Stadium will be played without spectators. Associated Press The team said it would work with state and county officials to determine whether it will be safe to allow fans to attend games later this season.___The Turkish soccer federation says a limited number of spectators will be allowed into stadiums to watch games as of October as it relaxes coronavirus restrictions.The federation says stadiums around the country would operate at a maximum of 30% capacity.The spectators would have their temperatures taken before being admitted. They would be required to wear masks and keep to social distancing rules. Purdue has announced football coach Jeff Brhom, basketball coaches Matt Painter and Sharon Versyp and athletic director Mike Bobinski have voluntarily taken a 20% pay cut and agreed to give up money from incentives, effective Sept. 1.Athletic department officials are projecting they could face a budget shortfall in excess of $50 million.As a result, the Boilermakers other head coaches and assistant coaches will voluntarily take 15% pay cuts, while other staff members are facing reductions in force, reduced work schedules, furloughs or salary cuts ranging from 5% to 50%.In addition to the salary cuts, Brohm, Painter, Versyp and Bobinski have agreed to donate $1 million to the school’s More Than A Game on Sept. 9 as part of the school’s day of giving campaign.Purdue is one of the few in the Football Bowl Subdivision that does not receive money from taxpayers, the school’s general fund or student fees and it is trying to make up at least some of the projected losses through donations. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

17Sep/20

Bo Ryan silences doubters yet again

first_imgSophomore Jordan Taylor recently earned a starting nod in the absence of forward Jon Leuer\’s against NU and OSU.[/media-credit]With the departure of forwards Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft, the “experts” did not exactly see big things for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team in 2009-10. In fact, though the Big Ten releases only the top three teams in its annual preseason polls, it was reported the media voted the Badgers ninth out of 11 teams in the conference.Well, not only has head coach Bo Ryan’s program proved everyone wrong, they’ve earned the right to be considered a major player in the national basketball landscape.With wins over two top-ten teams for the first time since 2006-07 (when they earned a No. 1 national ranking) the Badgers have moved up to the top 15 in the most recent polls.Ryan and Wisconsin began the season inauspiciously with a pair of wins over Summit League opponents in IPFW, and Oakland. However, it was a trip to paradise during Thanksgiving week that seemed to jumpstart the Badgers.UW went 2-1 in the Maui Invitational, but more importantly, the young Badgers defeated then-No. 21 Maryland. Immediately following that trip, Wisconsin shifted its focus to another ACC opponent in then-No. 6 Duke for the most anticipated game of the season at the Kohl Center.To the delight of Badger fans, the game didn’t disappoint, as Wisconsin never trailed en route to a 73-69 victory that prompted students to rush the court and hoist forward Jon Leuer on their shoulders.The Badgers went 1-1 over their next two games — including a disappointing overtime loss at UW-Green Bay — before reeling off five straight home wins.Once the calendar turned to 2010, however, Wisconsin had to go back on the road, and this time it was to a handful of Big Ten arenas.At Penn State, the Badgers easily handled guard Talor Battle and the Nittany Lions, but in East Lansing on Jan. 6, Michigan State outlasted Wisconsin in an ugly grind-it-out Big Ten battle. UW bounced back in a big way three days later.Hosting then-No. 4 Purdue, the Badgers outplayed the Boilermakers thanks in large part to the guard play of seniors Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes and sophomore sixth man Jordan Taylor, who combined for 57 of UW’s 73 points.simply Through the first two games without an injured Leuer, UW has shown one thing: it will win or lose by its guard play in the absence of the 6-foot-10 forward.In Evanston, strong performances by Bohannon, Hughes and Taylor led the Badgers past the Wildcats in a big 10-point road win. When Wisconsin went to Ohio State, however, the guards — especially Taylor — struggled to score, which led to a nine-point loss in Columbus.With Leuer out of the lineup indefinitely, the Badgers will simply need to tread water over the next two to six weekd..If they can, the 2009-10 version of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team could be one of the best in recent history.last_img read more

17Sep/20

Thousands of students attend annual Springfest

first_imgTrippie Redd performed at USC’s annual Springfest concert Saturday. Redd was announced as the headliner Friday, following rumors that the Concerts Committee had tapped Lil Uzi Vert. (Shaylee Navarro/Daily Trojan) Trippie Redd, who was announced as the headliner Friday, performed songs like “Topanga” and “Love Scars” as concertgoers moshed and danced to the beat of blaring music. The announcement, which did not occur until the day before the concert, followed rumors that Lil Uzi Vert would be headlining at this year’s Springfest. “If you paid to get into college, raise your hand!” Taco said. “Whose parents paid? Whose parents are going to jail?”    The event also featured booths from sponsors such as AT&T, Apple Pay, Shein, United Airlines and Global Inheritance, which hosted an interactive playground that allowed students to charge their phones by using playground equipment.   “I think this year’s Springfest was a lot more diverse and a lot more immersive,” Concerts Committee Director Kira Stiers said. “We had a really wide-ranging roster of artists that I think kind of touch on every genre.” Though some students were disappointed that Lil Uzi was not the headliner, others expressed their excitement for Trippie Redd. Students also lined up for a virtual and augmented reality installation called The Immersive Experience. The installation,  which was created by Merciv, an experimental design company co-founded by Iovine and Young Academy seniors Cam Lindsay and Jacob Fishman, allowed users to enter  an inflatable igloo and virtually paint on the side of Von KleinSmid Center. Students screamed as Still Woozy took the stage to perform “Goodie Bag” and “Vacation.”  They crowded around him as he hopped off the stage and over the barrier to perform the hit “X” while singing along with the audience. Mystery guest artist Gunna then took the stage and performed “Drip too Hard.” After a few songs, he brought out Young Thug and performed “Oh Okay” and “Chanel.” “[Lil Uzi Vert] was an artist that we’ve considered for our Springfest show for some time now,” Stiers said. Before Trippie Redd took the stage, rappers Taco and J.I.D, indie artist Still Woozy and electronic music artist TroyBoi performed their respective sets. Rapper Gunna took the stage as the concert’s mystery act. Trippie Redd’s set was energetic — the audience jumped and danced along while he performed songs like “Love Scars” and “Take a Walk.”center_img Atlanta-based rapper J.I.D. followed Still Woozy and performed several songs from his 2018 album “DiCaprio 2,” including “Off Deez.” Once the event reached the 5,500-person capacity, entrances were shut down by the fire inspector, Stiers said. Some students who were not admitted to the event watched the show from the second and third levels of McCarthy Parking Structure.   Bright flashing lights and strings of colorful balloons engulfed McCarthy Quad as nearly 5,500 students danced to performances by rappers Trippie Redd and Gunna at Springfest. The annual concert, hosted by the Concerts Committee, invited students to interact with an augmented reality art piece featuring a large, geometric dome and pose in front of a virtual reality mural. In addition to introducing the immersive art experience, Concerts Committee also established new guidelines to ensure the safety of students, including a no-guest policy. Once the venue reached capacity, students were only admitted as other students left. Taco, a member of Odd Future, opened the concert with a quick jab at the recent college admissions scandal before starting his DJ set to a sparse crowd. “We’ve worked really closely with DPS … They vet all of our artists and they provide the security they think is necessary for the event and we worked really closely with USC Fire Safety to make sure the quad is safe for attendees,” Stiers said. “They’re really taking security into the measure here. As you can see they shut down the festival because of capacity,” said Drew McGrane, a senior majoring in sociology, said as he stood in line to enter McCarthy Quad. “My friend got us all into this song ‘Topanga’ back in September … and we’ve been blasting that song every single weekend,” said Amelia Katz, a freshman in the World Bachelor of Business program. “When they announced Trippie Redd [as the headliner,] we all screamed.” Students jumped and danced to the beat as Troyboi performed his hit single “Grimey.” He also played “Afterhours” and “Do You?” Stiers said Concerts Committee typically does not confirm artists until the week before the event due to logistical issues. Before securing an artist Stiers said they must address risk management and insurance issues and have the performers approved by the University.last_img read more

16Sep/20

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about UNC-Greensboro

first_imgPlayer to watch: Francis Alonso, guard, No. 10Not only is Alonso the Spartans’ leading scorer, his offensive rating of 121.7 ranks 99th in the country and third in the Southern Conference among players who have been used on at least 20 percent of possessions, per Kenpom. Syracuse has struggled defending sharpshooters and Alonso could pose that same threat. Comments Published on March 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds UPDATED: March 14 at 2:42 p.m.No. 1 seed Syracuse (18-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 8 seed UNC-Greensboro (25-9, 14-4 Southern) in the Carrier Dome in the National Invitation Tournament’s Round of 32 on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Orange narrowly missed out on receiving an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament, the postseason event in which SU expects to participate each year.Here’s what to know about the Spartans ahead of Wednesday’s game.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 3-0Last time they played: Syracuse last met UNC-Greensboro on Dec. 10, 2002 with the team that eventually won the Orange’s only national championship later that season. SU’s starting lineup for the 92-65 win consisted of current assistant coach Gerry McNamara and NBA star Carmelo Anthony. Hakim Warrick, who later had the game-winning block in the title game, scored 23 points in the victory. Current Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery was UNCG’s head coach at the time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe UNC-Greensboro report: The Spartans bring three players averaging double-digit point totals to the Dome. Shooting guard Francis Alonso leads the way with 15.2 points per game. He leads the SoCon with a 3-point field-goal percentage of 47.3. Power forward James Dickey is UNC-Greensboro’s best rebounder averaging 7.3 boards per game. His 14.1 offensive rebounding rate ranks 32nd nationally while his 24.4 defensive rebounding percentage ranks 57th in the country, per Kenpom.com. The Spartans have faced major conferences opponents this season but haven’t fared well. UNC-Greensboro lost to Virginia in it’s season opener by 25, lost to Georgetown by 22 and lost to Wake Forest by three at home. The Spartans won nine straight before losing to East Tennessee State by five in the SoCon championship.How Syracuse beats UNC-Greensboro: Two areas the Spartans excel in are offensive rebound percentage, where UNCG collects 34.3 percent of available offensive rebounds. That ranks 33rd in the country, per Kenpom. Syracuse all season has struggled on the boards and has often lost when it’s been exposed there. The Spartans also shoot an impressive 38.7 percent from behind the arc, which ranks 34th nationally. The Orange will have to box out on the inside and close out on the perimeter to roll to a comfortable win. But if UNCG gets multiple shots per possession and makes SU pay by hitting 3-pointers, it could be a tight one in the Dome.Stat to know: 6,632 — Number of retweets the following tweet had as of early Monday afternoon. After SU lost to Miami in the ACC tournament on Wednesday, head coach Jim Boeheim said “there’s no reason to play in Greensboro.” The ACC tournament had previously been held there but was moved to Washington D.C. last season and Brooklyn for this season and next. Syracuse has yet to win an ACC tournament game in the four years since it’s joined the conference. .@AdamZagoria @ACCSports We kindly disagree. But I guess you can lose in the 1st round anywhere. At least it’s a quick ride home.— City of Greensboro (@greensborocity) March 8, 2017 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

16Sep/20

Football: Badgers forfeit CFP hopes, Big Ten landscape remains open

first_imgFor the Badgers, taking down the undefeated The Ohio State University not once but twice was their last shot at a chance in the College Football Playoff. That opportunity came and went faster than Paul Chryst could blink.No. 16 Wisconsin’s devastating 7–38 loss against No. 3 The Ohio State University marks history repeating itself once again but still leaves a sting with prideful Badger fans. Yet there is little shame in going out against one of the best teams the Big Ten conference has seen in the past decade.Football: Four takeaways from Wisconsin’s loss to The Ohio State UniversityThe No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) were no match for arguably the nation’s No. 1 overall team Read…Ohio State has done nothing but turn heads the entire 2019 season. Starting in the top 10 of the AP Poll’s Top 25 in August — what feels like ages ago — the Buckeyes have done nothing but dominate to earn its rank this week. They topped No. 4 Clemson at third in the country with an 8-0 record and fell just below SEC teams with Alabama at No. 2 and Louisiana State — the top ranked team in the nation.The rest of the Big Ten conference hasn’t even come close. Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern, Michigan State and even Wisconsin failed to get more than 10 points on the board when matched up to Ohio State. Their next few matchups will have to prove that they’re an exception.Arguably their most competitive matchups remain as OSU is still set to face the undefeated No. 5 Penn State at home before their annual rivalry game against No. 14 Michigan at the Big House.The Nittany Lions may be the only team in the Big Ten Conference that has a chance to take down the Buckeyes. So far this season, they have already left Purdue, Michigan, Maryland, Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State in the dust.Taking down the Buckeyes is certainly not an easy task, as the Badgers proved this weekend when they failed to stall one of the best defensive players in college football, Chase Young.Football: Chase Young, Buckeye defense likely rob Jonathan Taylor of Heisman hopesIn order to win a trophy which has slowly become an award for college football’s best quarterback, Jonathan Taylor was Read…Ohio’s star junior defensive lineman is unstoppable on the field. At this point, it’s fairly safe to say that even the Badger offensive line wasn’t prepared to handle him as he racked up four total sacks and two forced fumbles. Even when Young wasn’t on the ball, his presence created opportunities for other linemen to get it on the action as the Badgers were often forced to double team him.As if his impressive performance this weekend wasn’t enough to make him stand out, Young leads the country in sacks with 13.5. He is also tied for third in the nation with 15.5 tackles for loss and second in the nation for forced fumbles with five in eight games this season.Ohio controls their own destiny in the Big Ten East if they can take down both Penn State and Michigan. The Big Ten West is still filled with potential contenders.The undefeated No. 13 Minnesota Gophers have flown under the radar for almost the entire season. So much that they’re practically begging for attention from ESPN’s College Gameday.Yet the Gophers do raise some concerns for the Badgers as they took down unranked Illinois 40–17 before the Badgers choked against the fighting Illini and lost 23–24. The Gophers will have gone untested against ranked teams until they take on No. 5 Penn State at home next weekend — an inevitably critical test.Football: Ohio State rolls over Wisconsin in Columbus, ruins Badgers’ hopes for CFPThe University of Wisconsin men’s football team (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) lost to The Ohio State University Buckeyes (8-0, 5-0) Read…The Badgers going to the Big Ten Championship is not out of the question. In the coming weeks, they will take on strong Big Ten West contenders starting next week with  Iowa and will wrap their season up by facing the Gophers.On the other hand, Wisconsin football has a long history of ripping fans’ hearts out when they least expect it, so nothing can be set in stone. If they can defeat Iowa next week, they will still have to defeat Nebraska, Purdue and Minnesota to secure their spot in the Big Ten Championship. If the Badgers suffer another loss, their shot at the Big Ten Championship could slip away even quicker than their shot at the College Football Playoff.A lot is at stake as college football enters into this crunch-time period. Ohio State’s road to the College Football Playoff could be cut short by Penn State, while Wisconsin will fight to clinch the Big Ten West in the age-old battle against rival Minnesota. The best that college football has to offer is truly yet to come.last_img read more

29Aug/20

‘Nothing has changed’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng says after Balotelli is racially-abused

first_imgGhanaian international, Kevin-Prince Boateng has said that despite constant reports of racism at football grounds in Italy, he does not intend to give up the fight.Boateng tweeted a video of the infamous incident in 2013 when he grabbed the ball, kicked it into the stands and walked off the pitch after suffering racist abuse while playing for AC Milan in a friendly match against lower league side, Pro Patria.“6 years later NOTHING has changed but we don’t give up! Let’s keep fighting ALL TOGETHER against racism!,” he tweeted.The incident came under a global spotlight with criticism levelled at Italian football authorities for failing to curb rampant racism in the Serie A and the country’s lower divisions.In a bid to address the matter, FIFA, which has itself come up for a lot of flak for not putting stricter measures in place to deal with racism set up a taskforce.However six years down the line, racism remains a major issue across Europe and particularly in Italian football.6 years later NOTHING has changed but we don’t give up! Let’s keep fighting ALL TOGHETER against racism! #NOTORACISM #prince10 #handmade pic.twitter.com/fXil7X2U3f— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) November 4, 2019‘Shame on you’Boateng’s post comes after Italy international, Mario Balotelli, suffered racist abuse over the weekend as his side Brescia lost 2-1 to Verona in the Serie A.The forward kicked a ball into the crowd and almost walked off the pitch but he was eventually convinced to complete the game by his teammates.He responded by scoring Brescia’s only goal of the game, a stunner, late on.After the game, Balotelli thanked his teammates and fans who supported him and aimed a slight jab at Italian football authorities for their failure to clamp down on racism.“Thanks to all the colleagues on and off the field for the solidarity expressed toward me and all of the messages received from you fans. A heartfelt thanks. You’ve shown yourself to be real men, not like those who deny the evidence.”Balotelli posted a video of some Verona fans making monkey chants, stating that they should be ashamed of themselves.“The ‘people’ of this curva who made the monkey chants. Shame on you, shame on you, shame on you. In front of your children, wives, relatives, parents, friends and acquaintances…. shame.” Mario Balotelli responded to the racist chants by kicking the ball into the stands.His teammates and match officials convinced the striker to remain on the pitch. pic.twitter.com/vvzuY7oBHZlast_img read more