Youth gives way to experience down the stretch for Syracuse to grind out win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ ABOARD USS MIDWAY, SAN DIEGO, Calif. — By the 10-minute mark of the first half, Jim Boeheim had made use of all nine players expected to see the floor with regularity this season. But five minutes later, the rotation was already trimmed to six.Redshirt sophomore Trevor Cooney and freshmen DaJuan Coleman and Jerami Grant got their first taste of Division-I college basketball in the Battle on the Midway on Sunday, but their experiences were brief. The three players saw the court for a combined 19 minutes in ninth-ranked Syracuse’s 62-49 win over No. 20 San Diego State, as Boeheim rode his more experienced players to a gritty victory in the season opener.“We went with our veterans today in the last part of the game,” Boeheim said. “They did what they needed to do.”As with the two exhibition games, Coleman was part of the starting lineup on Sunday. But instead of playing on the wing with sophomore Rakeem Christmas in the middle of the 2-3 zone, Coleman occupied the paint against the Aztecs.He drew the ire of Boeheim twice on offense, though, after turning the ball over. Coleman was stripped on the game’s first possession and later threw a poor pass toward Michael Carter-Williams that was easily stolen in the opening moments of the second half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis one positive play of the game came on a tip-in following a missed tip by Christmas, and Coleman bellowed on his way back down court.“Let’s f***ing go!” Coleman yelled. “I’ve got this.”Cooney didn’t have much of a role on Sunday due mostly to the weather. Breezy conditions that intensified as the game went along made long-range shooting — Cooney’s specialty — both difficult and doubtful. Syracuse attacked the paint relentlessly on Sunday, scoring 44 of its 62 points in the paint.“We took four 3-point shots,” Boeheim said. “And that was probably a couple too many.”Grant played a total of six minutes, all of which came in the first half. He grabbed a rebound, committed a foul and missed a mid-range jumper that was his only shot attempt of the game. Comments Published on November 12, 2012 at 1:02 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Syracuse basketball schedules exhibitions against Le Moyne, IUP

first_img Related Stories Syracuse hoists 32 3-pointers in 97-58 win over Le Moyne in exhibition Published on August 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse will play two preseason exhibition games against Division II Indiana University (Pennsylvania) and nearby Le Moyne. The Orange and Crimson Hawks will face off on Nov. 1 in the Carrier Dome, while the Dolphins will visit a week later on Nov. 8.IUP went 21-8 last season and reached the semifinals of its conference tournament. Head coach Joe Lombardi is in his 10th season at the helm. In two of those seasons, the Crimson Hawks have made the Division II championship game.Le Moyne will make its second trip to the Dome under head coach Patrick Beilein, who guided the Dolphins to a 10-17 record in his first season in 2015-16. Syracuse beat Le Moyne, 97-58, in last year’s preseason matchup.The Orange has replaced its top three scorers with two fifth-year senior transfers in John Gillon and Andrew White III. Syracuse also boasts eight other scholarship players that will potentially see significant minutes as SU looks to build on its Final Four run from last year. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Clippers wait, wonder and implement social distancing protocols

first_img“So.. are we all not gonna get tested or what?” Clippers forward Patrick Patterson asked via a tweet.As the Clippers hunkered down and monitored the ever-fluid situation caused by the growing coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, waiting for more information from the league and medical professionals, Patterson’s question stemmed from testing administered to Rudy Gobert and the other members of the Utah Jazz.After exhibiting symptoms that led him to be tested on Wednesday, the All-Star center was diagnosed that evening as being positive for the coronavirus. Shortly thereafter, the NBA called off Utah’s game in Oklahoma City and then suspended the entire season indefinitely and Oklahoma health officials proceeded to administer tests to all of Gobert’s teammates and members of the team’s traveling party, almost 60 people in all.According to the team, those tests yielded one positive result, reported by ESPN to be All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell confirmed it on Instagram with a post that read, in part: “We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well-being of those around them.” Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime The Clippers – who were considered title favorites by many after bringing aboard All-Star wings Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in the offseason – have the second-best record in the Western Conference at 44-20, with 18 regular-season games remaining.On Thursday evening, the team issued a statement directed to those who had planned to attend those remaining games: “Tickets purchased from the L.A. Clippers for postponed games will be honored if and when the games are rescheduled. If the games are not played or played without spectators in attendance, ticket buyers will be refunded.”Without Friday’s basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets to prepare for, Clippers coach Doc Rivers shared some perspective in the form of a post by Rich Kleiman – Kevin Durant’s business partner – on Instagram. It read, in part: “It’s not the end of the world, but it’s scary and unprecedented times. We have to all dig deep for the strength and leadership for ourselves and our families. We are part of history now, for good and bad … let’s find the strength we all do have. All we got is us!” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Gobert, who reportedly was cavalier in his interactions with those around him in recent days, also weighed in on the social media platform: “The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously.”The Clippers certainly are doing that. In conjunction with the NBA, Staples Center and government officials, team and staff members were implementing social distancing protocols on Thursday, when the team’s business office was closed and staff worked remotely.Related Articles Because the Clippers had not faced the Jazz since they lost to them 120-107 on Dec. 28 at Staples Center, they were not among the five teams – all of which had games against Utah in the past 10 days – that reportedly were instructed by the NBA to self-quarantine.Nonetheless, some members of the squad were stocking up on supplies Wednesday: ESPN’s Dave McMenamin spotted forward JaMychal Green in line at a grocery store and Patterson posted a photo on Instagram of empty “household paper” shelves in a store, with a caption noting that the situation “is real out here. Done took all the toilet paper!”With the league reportedly telling teams that a 30-day-long wait was its “aspirational timeline” before it might return to play, according to reporting from the Toronto Star’s Bruce Arthur, the Clippers also found themselves taking a wait-and-see approach in the midst of a season with historic promise.last_img read more

The awards were a plenty at the Wellington High School Class Night

first_imgTop 10 percent – Payton Baker, Connor Church, Parker Daugherty, Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Chayse Easterly, Madison Foster, Shelby Hamel, Avery Lewellen, Katie Rosenthal, Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith, Houston Sober, Holly Wright.Top 10 percent of Class of 2014 Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award – Jaedyn Ledesma. K-State Scholarship Award – Chance Hain  and Andrew Horn. Louis Armstrong Jazz Award – Tristton Tracy.  John Philip Sousa Award – Chayse Easterly. Kansas State High School Activities Association Citizenship Award – Michelle Diver and Houston Sober. Butler Community College – Queen Barnes, Mollie Beggs, Haley Horning. Kansas Scholars Curriculum Completers (ACT scores and GPA combination) – Ben DeJarnett, Katie Rosenthal, Holly Wright. Topeka Capital Journal – all-state academic honorable mention – Gracie Defore. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2014 Wellington High School Class Night was held at the gymnasium on Thursday evening. The following are award presented at the ceremony.Kansas Board of Regents Scholarship – Payton Baker, Connor Church, Parker Daugherty, Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Juden DeJarnett, Chayse Easterly, Madison Foster, Shelby Hamel, Dalton Holt, Adam Hradil, Jerrod Huck, Jaedyn Ledesma, Avery Lewellen, Alexander Mashburn, Abigail McComb, Josef Ramirez, Katie Rosenthal, Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith, Houston Sober, Sylan Stephens, Brooke Tracy, Tristton Tracy, Holly Wright.Kansas Regent Scholar winners.John Sturgis Family Student Council Scholarship — Avery Lewellen. Wellington.cc computer recipients — Baylee Greenhaigh, Joseph Ramirez, Chance Hain, Andrew Horn, Houston Sober, Jaedyn Ledesma, Michelle Diver, Ben DeJarnett, Gracie Defore, Carlie McComb, Holly Wright, Connor Burden, Chayse Easterly.National Honor Society award – Gracie Defore. PEO Scholarship – Katie Rosenthal.Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative – Holly Wright, Connor Church, Molly Beggs, Dalton Holt, Andrew Peck, Tyson Hodson.Student Council Scholarship Award – Avery Lewellen.U.S. Marine awards – Semper Fidelis – Sabrena Dodds. Scholastic Excellence award – Chayse Easterly. Distinguished Athlete – Jaedyn Ledesma.Darius Jones receive $80,000 scholarship.U.S. Navy award – Darious Jones. Recognition of Valedictorian – Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Holly Wright. Class of 2014 Valedictorians.Turn the program over to the Senior Class President – Senior Class President – Jaedyn Ledesma. Junior Class President – Kindyl Krueger.WHS Grads sign.Follow us on Twitter. Carlie McComb performed guitar solo “So Long, Farewell.” Cowley College Scholarships were given to several students. KWCH-TV Channel 12 Top of the Class – Holly Wright. Kansas Star Scholarship award was given to several students.Kansas Star Award Recipients. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down CJH · 325 weeks ago Why no names for the Cowley County ones???? Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 30th Annual Governor’s Scholars Award – Ben DeJarnett and Holly Wright.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA WINNER’S CIRCLE ANNOUNCES KIDS’ BBQ CHALLENGE

first_imgThe 4th Annual Santa Anita Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship (SAWC) announced a new Winner’s Circle KidsQ contest for 2015. Held in parallel with the State BBQ Championship on Saturday, March 21st, the KidsQ will be a head-to-head BBQ grill off in two age groups: 6-10 and 11-15.To make sure that this is truly a kids competition, officials stress that while each contestant will have one adult assistant, the child contestant must perform the majority of all work including: seasoning, marinating, tending, preparing, and turning in entries. The SAWC does encourage special needs children to enter and will make appropriate accommodations before the event begins.To encourage support from friends, there will be multiple kid-friendly activities available at Santa Anita Park including: bounce houses, face painting, and pony rides.This is a sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) event and the judging of KidsQ entries will be on their standards and weighting factors for appearance, taste, and tenderness. For details on the judging and scoring system, visit the KCBS website.The event will provide meat as well as grills courtesy of The Virtual Weber Bullet contestants are free to keep – and expected to take home.The junior chefs of the top three entries for each age group will receive plaques.For full details, rules, and entry forms for the SAWC KidsQ visit http://www.santaanitabbq.com/kidsq/About The Virtual Weber Bullet & The Virtual Weber Bulletin BoardThe Virtual Weber Bullet is your best source for Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker information on the Web. Popular with competition barbecue teams, the WSM is an easy-to-use water smoker that’s equally at home in the backyard and is built with the same quality you expect from a Weber grill. Visit The Virtual Weber Bullet for 200+ articles about the WSM and its component parts, recipes, usage tips, modification ideas, and other BBQ-related resources. Not affiliated with Weber-Stephen Products LLC. www.virtualweberbullet.comThe Virtual Weber Bulletin Board is the premier online discussion forum for Weber charcoal grills, gas grills, smokers, portable grills, and accessories. Meet fellow Weber enthusiasts, ask questions, share recipes, troubleshoot problems, buy/sell grills, and so much more. Not affiliated with Weber-Stephen Products LLC. www.tvwbb.comFor Immediate Release Contact: Ric Gilbert – 408-219-1041 or ricg123@hotmail.comlast_img read more

Ponga overlooked for Cowboys’ final trial

first_imgGreen named an 18-man squad to travel to Sydney with the same backline that was present for most of 2016, including Kyle Feldt, Antonio Winterstein, Justin O’Neill and Kane Linnett to go with incumbent halves Michael Morgan and Johnathan Thurston.Handed his NRL debut in the pressure-cooker of an elimination final against the Brisbane Broncos in front of a sold-out home crowd last September, Ponga delivered an electrifying performance that gave Newcastle the confidence to sign him to a multi-million dollar deal starting in 2018.The 18-year-old further emphasised his immense talent with a sparkling debut at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines a fortnight ago but it appears as though Green is unwilling to squeeze him into the 17 for the season opener against the Raiders.Green knows Friday’s trial will be the last opportunity for the Cowboys to work on fine-tuning their attack after a low-scoring game against the Roosters in Mackay last Saturday. “What I’m most looking forward to out of this trial is probably just a few combinations, just getting those a little bit sharper, especially with the new guys coming into the team,” Green said.New recruit Ben Hampton will fill the utility role and Green wants the former Storm player ready to go. “Ben Hampton in that utility role… we want him to feel comfortable in the team,” Green said. The match will also be the last chance for forwards Sam Hoare, Patrick Kaufusi and Coen Hess to prove they are ready to go in Round 1. Asiata seems likely to retain his bench position from 2016, with Scott Bolton moving into a starting spot alongside co-captain Matt Scott in the front row.That leaves three players fighting it out for only two positions on the bench in Round 1. Hess played eight NRL games in 2016 and Kaufusi 12 whilst Hoare missed all of last season with a knee injury after playing 14 games across the previous two seasons.Friday night’s hit-out may go some way to solving Green’s headache but the decision is far from final. “Out of the young guys I think they all actually stood up. Everyone played well, the areas that I wanted to see those guys be good in they were,” he said of their performances against the Roosters.The trial match against the Tigers kicks off at 7pm AEDT and is the last for the Cowboys before they open their campaign against the Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday, March 4.last_img read more

Ex-South American soccer boss watches FIFA trial from afar

first_img0Shares0000The former head of the Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL), Nicolas Leoz, shown here in 2013, is under house arrest on US charges in the FIFA corruption case but extradition attempts have thus far failed © AFP/File / Norberto DUARTEASUNCION, Paraguay, Nov 14 – When the FIFA corruption trial kicked off in New York this week, ex-South American soccer boss Nicolas Leoz was a significant absentee, watching from the comfort of his home in Paraguay.Leoz, one of the main suspects in the huge bribery and money laundering scandal being investigated by the US Justice Department, is where any 89-year old is content to be, albeit under house arrest. The former president of the Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL) is suspected of receiving millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for marketing and TV rights for games. He denies any wrongdoing and his legal team has so far frustrated all attempts to extradite him.Forty-two officials and marketing executives, and three companies, were indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million.Along with Brazilians Joao Havelange and Ricardo Teixeira and the Argentine Julio Grondona, Paraguay’s Leoz held the reins of South American football from the 1980s until 2013.“They were the masterminds of corruption in South American football. They are the ones who should be on trial,” says Andrew Jennings, author of the book “The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandals at FIFA.”– Bribes or commissions? –Leoz has been fighting extradition since shortly after seven FIFA executives were arrested by Swiss police in June.He was admitted to hospital for a heart condition while his successor as CONMEBOL chief, Eugenio Figueredo, was being arrested in Geneva.He was later detained by police in Paraguay and placed under house arrest in the capital Asuncion, where CONMEBOL is based.But he remains a powerful figure in Paraguay.Along with a string of business interests, he owns the hospital to which he was admitted. He has a suite on the top floor of the ultra-modern Sanatorio Migone and his son-in-law is the director.The chances of him being extradited to face trial are nil, according to his lawyer.Leoz “is 89, is in delicate health, which is worsening over time. He has nursing care 24 hours a day. He hasn’t traveled by plane for the last four years,” said lawyer Ricardo Preda.“We are convinced that the extradition request will not succeed,” he said.“Without going into the substance of the matter, the facts he is accused of in the United States are not punishable in Paraguay,” said Preda.The alleged bribes are considered as commissions in South America because the money involved was a transaction between private individuals, he added. It’s only an offense if they are paid to a public body or to a civil servant, the lawyer said.– Support for Qatar –CONMEBOL has filed its own suit against Leoz for breach of trust, criminal association and money laundering.“CONMEBOL carried out an audit, which highlighted transfers of more than 110 million dollars from CONMEBOL to accounts held by Nicolas Leoz, validated by the executive committee, without supporting documents,” the South American soccer body’s lawyer Osvaldo Granada told AFP.“The sums were received on his personal accounts, then transferred to companies in the United States,” he said.“Unfortunately, the Paraguayan justice has delayed the investigations.”The association is also pressing charges against Leoz’s successor, Figueredo.According to FIFA, Leoz is also one of several officials suspected of receiving bribes to support the Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup.In Asuncion, the father of our lives with his second wife, a Colombian half his age, in the exclusive Villa Mora district.A journalist by training, he ran Paraguay’s Libertad football club in the 1970s. They play their home games at the “Estadio Nicolas Leoz”.In that era, said CONMEBOL’s new president Alejandro Dominguez, “the objective was money and football was a means to obtain it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Public lewdness a fact of life?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The same weekend in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, two men were cited for engaging in a lewd act in public. And one woman also was given a citation, according to police records. “You cannot say it’s any one type of person,” Budd said. “A lot of these guys are married. We had one guy ask, ‘Will I be out of here pretty soon? I have to pick up my daughter at school.’ “ In county parks alone, police made 57 lewdness-related arrests from May 2004 to June 2005, according to statistics from the Office of Public Safety. The statistics do not specify the sex of the person arrested or cited. The act of going to public places in hopes of finding a willing partner is commonly called cruising. They claim to meet in a bathroom at Pasadena City College, to rendezvous in the bushes at the Whittier Narrows Dam Recreation Area and to peek over the stalls in Westfield West Covina mall. For years, men looking for a quick tryst have found it in public restrooms, parks and health clubs, among other places, according to members of the area’s gay community and authorities. “It’s a whole subculture, and it’s everywhere,” said Lt. Randy Budd of the Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety, which patrols county parks. During an undercover operation last month, Public Safety police arrested six men at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area on suspicion of committing a lewd act or propositioning a lewd act in public. “I’ve been doing reading, and there is evidence of what we now call cruising at Mexican plazas 100 years ago,” said Richard Zaldivar, executive director of the The Wall-Las Memorias Project, an association that installed a memorial wall in Los Angeles to people who died from AIDS. “I know of cruising taking place almost everywhere. At the Montebello Town Center, at church. Anywhere where people would have the chance to make eyes at each other.” Cruising has given rise to several Web sites that list the best places to meet other men. “I’ve been going here for several years and I always end up getting some action,” wrote one Internet user about the area near the San Dimas Canyon Nature Center. Cruisers also use the Internet to give words of caution. “Last year I was busted in the park,” one Internet user wrote about Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. “Twelve of us were busted in total. . . Just be careful!” Nearly every area city has a “hot spot” listed on Internet sites. Officials at some “cruisy” places said they were not aware of any such activity. Even though the bathroom on the third floor of Building C at Pasadena City College is listed on Web sites as a good place to cruise, Pasadena City College Police Lt. Brad Young said it has not been reported to him as a problem. “That bathroom is right next to the school’s administration,” Young said. “I think anybody who wanted to do that type of thing would go as far from there as possible.” Others say they are cracking down on the practice. “(Police) have increased their patrolling because of some of that activity,” said Belinda Faustinos, director of the San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. Officials from homosexual-rights groups argue stings at area parks, such as the one conducted at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, tend to single out gays. “What they usually are using is old complaints from years ago that they address again and again,” said Jon Davidson, legal counsel for Lambda Legal, a homosexual advocacy group that challenged the Los Angeles Police Department procedures for conducting lewdness stings. “If they sent out women saying they were interested in engaging in public sexual activity with men, I’m sure there would be lots of men who responded. But they never, ever do that.” Los Angeles County Police officers said they only respond to new complaints, and the main type of complaint they get is men having sex with men. Budd also said officers often cite heterosexual couples for lewdness-related charges. Indiana University Professor Michael Reece has studied the phenomenon of cruising extensively. He said those who do it often do not identify with homosexuals. “They wouldn’t hang out in gay bars, so this is kind of the only place left for them to meet other men,” he said. And fears that children might come upon men engaged in sex are unfounded, he said. “There is really almost no evidence of that happening,” he said. “But the fact is, it is illegal to have sex in a public place.” Ben Baeder can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at ben.baeder@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

ROAD RE-OPENS AFTER N15 SMASH

first_imgTHE N15 outside Ballyshannon has re-opened after a car crash there earlier this evening.The incident happened at 5.30pm at Parkhill outside the town.Two vehicles were involved in the incident. No-one was seriously injured. Gardaí are asking motorists to slow down in the area. ROAD RE-OPENS AFTER N15 SMASH was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more