Color Fun 5K raises nearly $8K

first_imgELLSWORTH — Downeast Horizons held its third annual Color Fun 5K in Ellsworth on Saturday morning. The event drew close to 250 participants and raised a total of nearly $8,000 for the organization.Executive Director Tony Zambrano said one goal of the race is to help introduce people to Downeast Horizons, which “assists and supports individuals with developmental disabilities.”Another is simply having fun, which Zambrano said was definitely accomplished Saturday.“It’s a blast,” he said.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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The Latest: Darvish expects MLB virus diagnosis eventually

first_imgThe Latest: Darvish expects MLB virus diagnosis eventually Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):11:57 p.m.Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish thinks a Major League Baseball player will get coronavirus eventually, and when that happens, he expects MLB to suspend its season just as the NBA did Wednesday night. The announcement came Wednesday after the San Francisco mayor banned gatherings of 1,000 or more people.___2:30 p.m.San Francisco is banning all large gatherings of more than 1,000 people for the next two weeks and the Golden State Warriors intend to play at least one home game without fans.Mayor London Breed announced the ban Wednesday. She says she understands the order “is disruptive, but it is an important step to support public health.” She says the Warriors are in support of the efforts, and the team announced it would host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night with no fans, making it the first NBA game set to be played in an empty arena. 8:57 p.m.The crowd late in the Big 12 first-round game between Iowa State and Oklahoma State booed loudly when the public address announcer read a prepared statement on the tournament being played without fans beginning with the quarterfinal round Thursday.The league made the decision shortly before tip-off of Wednesday night’s game. It had considered barring fans from the first-round games, including a nightcap between TCU and Kansas State, before deciding that such a decision made so close to the start of the games would have caused more harm than help.The quartet of games Thursday will be played with only university staff members, 125 friends and family from each team, credentialed media and essential arena employees. Pep bands, cheerleaders and dance teams will not be allowed.—Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City. Italian soccer club Juventus says one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19.Rugani, who also plays for the Italian national team, is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive.Juventus, which has won the last eight Serie A titles, announced the result on its website and social media channels.The club says Rugani and those known to have had contact with him are being isolated.Italian soccer, along with all other sports in the country, has been suspended until April 3. ___1:20 p.m.One of college basketball’s postseason invitational tournaments has been canceled.Organizers of the College Basketball Invitational, widely known as the CBI, say they’ve decided to cancel this year’s event because of the “uncertainty about the coronavirus and the impact it is having on college campuses across the country.”The tournament is played at campus sites for teams that aren’t invited to the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. The Fed Cup finals have been postponed indefinitely in response to concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus. The 12-team women’s tennis tournament was set to be played April 14-19 in Budapest, Hungary. The International Tennis Federation said it still hopes to stage the event in 2020, but did not announce a date. The Fed Cup serves as a qualifying event for the Olympics and the ITF said it “is working closely with the IOC to address any impact this may have on athlete eligibility” for the Tokyo Games. All playoff matches between lower-ranked teams, which were set to be played in eight locations around the world, were also postponed. ITF President David Haggerty said “we are extremely disappointed to have to make this decision, but we will not risk the safety and welfare of players, captains, event staff or spectators.” The statement issued Wednesday says officials look forward to bringing back the CBI in 2021.___1 p.m.The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told a congressional committee Wednesday that he would recommend the NBA not allow fans at games in response to the coronavirus.That answer by Dr. Anthony Fauci came hours before NBA owners are scheduled to meet to discuss the next steps in responding to the growing concern about the virus. 3:20 p.m.Skiing officials have called off the last races of the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup because of public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus.The decision to call off the three-day event in Are, Sweden, hands Federica Brignone of Italy the overall title and denies Mikaela Shiffrin a return to racing this season.Brignone becomes the first Italian women’s overall champion in the 53-year history of the World Cup.Shiffrin, the defending overall champion, had announced earlier Wednesday that she would compete at the event after taking a six-week break from the sport following the death of her father. —Jake Seiner reporting from Mesa, Arizona.___10:15 p.m.The National Hockey League says it is aware of the NBA’s decision to suspend its season and is continuing to consult with medical experts and evaluate options. The NHL says it expects to provide another update Thursday.So far, the NHL has not made any declarations about even holding games without fans in the stands. The Columbus Blue Jackets became the first team to announce that, beginning with their game Thursday night against Pittsburgh. The San Jose Sharks said they would hold their three home games in March in an empty arena. The Giants earlier in the day announced they wouldn’t play a scheduled exhibition game against the A’s at Oracle Park on March 24.—Reporting by Janie McCauley.___8 p.m.The Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament joined the Big 12 and Big Ten in playing without fans starting with Thursday’s quarterfinal round. NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will be played without fans in the arenas because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.Emmert said in a statement Wednesday he made the decision to conduct both the men’s and women’s tournaments, which begin next week, with only essential staff and limited family in attendance.___4:30 p.m.NASCAR and IndyCar plan to race as scheduled this weekend, with IndyCar continuing to move ahead with its season-opening race through the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. That decision affects the Seattle Mariners’ first seven games of the season, when they host the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins. It also applies to home games for the MLS Seattle Sounders, XFL Seattle Dragons and a pair of junior hockey teams in the area.The restrictions do not include Spokane, where NCAA Tournament games are scheduled to take place next week. The men’s first and second rounds are being played at the Spokane Arena, while early rounds of the women’s tournament could end up being played on campus at Gonzaga.___1:35 p.m.Stanford is still willing to host the NCAA women’s basketball tournament with a strict limit on spectators if selected to do so next week. The Blue Jackets said the new restrictions for home games will be in effect for as long as the state of Ohio’s mandate on large gatherings.— Reporting by Mitch Stacy.___6:05 p.m.Two college athletic conferences in the northeastern United States have canceled the bulk of their athletic events for the remainder of the academic year. The school in Northern California said Wednesday that all sporting events on campus will be closed to the public through May 15 or until further notice in response to the spread of the new coronavirus.Only participants, coaches, working staff, officials, credentialed media and a very limited number of family members, friends and guests of the competing teams will be allowed to attend. Santa Clara County announced a ban earlier this week of gatherings of more than 1,000 people.The seventh-ranked Cardinal were expected to be picked as a host for the tournament that starts March 20. The top 16 teams are picked as hosts of the opening two rounds.The NCAA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.— Reporting by Josh Dubow ___7:10 p.m.The Big 12 and Big Ten basketball tournaments will proceed without fans beginning with Thursday’s games, following the lead of the NCAA Tournament in barring anybody but family and essential personnel. Each conference started Wednesday’s tournament games with fans in attendance.Going forward, Big 12 teams will be allowed 125 tickets on a game-by-game basis beginning with Thursday’s quarterfinals at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The arena will be cleared after each game. The tickets will go to guests of student-athletes and staff members, but pep bands, cheerleaders and dance teams won’t be allowed.At the Big Ten tourney in Indianapolis, attendance starting Thursday will be limited to student-athletes, coaches, event staff, essential team and conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media and immediate family members of the participating teams. ——5:25 p.m.Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew says it’s “sad” that college coaches and players in the NCAA Tournament won’t get to experience the excitement that a fan presence adds to the games.Drew says it also will be an adjustment for coaches who now have to prepare for an environment similar to the scrimmages they conduct during the preseason. He notes that players won’t have the excuse that they can’t hear coaches’ instructions.Drew and some players spoke after No. 5 Baylor practiced Wednesday in preparation for the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, where teams learned of NCAA President Mark Emmert’s decision to restrict attendance of the NCAA postseason events. Emmert says only essential staff and limited family members will be permitted to attend the games. The decision applies to more than just men’s and women’s basketball. All NCAA-sponsored championships including hockey’s Frozen Four will be affected. Blizzard Entertainment, which operates the Overwatch and Call of Duty Leagues, said scheduling considerations also are being addressed for the latter.——4:10 p.m.The World Figure Skating Championships set for next week in Montreal have been canceled due to public health concerns related to the spread of the new coronavirus.Quebec Province Health Minister Danielle McCann made the announcement Wednesday. 2:05 p.m.The Mariners will move home games from Seattle through end of March following the state of Washington’s decision to ban large group events in response to the coronavirus outbreak.Seattle had been scheduled to open the season at Safeco Field with a four-game series against Texas from March 26-29, then host Minnesota in a three-game series from March 30 through April 1.The Mariners say they are working with the commissioner’s office on alternative plans.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced a ban on all large gatherings in the three counties of the Seattle metro area through at least the end of March. Baylor guard Devonte Bandoo says it’s “shocking” and “really unfortunate” that fans will be barred from the NCAA Tournament. He calls it a “reality check.”Drew says he suspects playing in an empty arena will adequately address public health concerns and that he’s not concerned at this point about the possibility of games being canceled.— Reporting by Dave Skretta——-4:40 p.m. – Reporting by Eric Olson——3:45 p.m.Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he will be issuing an order regarding “mass gatherings” due to the coronavirus that will affect NCAA Tournament games in Cleveland and Dayton.DeWine says the order will include banning spectators from games and that he’ll be asking people to make “informed decisions.”center_img The Warriors’ next home game after that is March 25 against Atlanta.Golden State also said all events through March 21 would be canceled or postponed. The G League Santa Cruz Warriors were set to host the Austin Spurs on Saturday, but that will be moved to Santa Cruz.Fans will receive refunds, the team said.— Reporting by Janie McCauley—— ——4:25 p.m.A global esports league with teams in North America, Europe and Asia is canceling all matches through March and April because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Overwatch League launched an ambitious home-and-away schedule for its 20 franchises in February but already had postponed all events in China and South Korea due to the outbreak. The league announced the latest cancellations in a statement Wednesday.The league’s players come from countries around the globe. OWL says it is “considering the various options available to esports.” The league announced the decision in a statement Wednesday evening. That came late on the second day of the five-day event, after fans had attended four full games and half of the Boston College-Notre Dame game at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.The league cited the “rapidly changing landscape regarding COVID-19,” saying games would be played only with teams, player guests, limited school administrators and credentialed media present.Thursday’s games are the first to feature the top seeds in No. 4 Florida State, No. 10 Duke, No. 15 Louisville and No. 17 Virginia.The NCAA announced that only family and essential personnel would attend the “March Madness” tournament games that begin next week around the country, including in Greensboro. After the NCAA’s announcement, the Big 12 and Big Ten — which were opening play in their league tournaments Wednesday — made similar calls to keep out fans with Thursday’s games.—Reporting by Aaron Beard. —Stephen Whyno reporting.___9:17 P.M.The Southeastern Conference has joined the rest of the Power Five leagues in closing off its men’s basketball tournament to fans.The SEC opened its tourney in Nashville on Wednesday night after the NCAA announced that only family and essential personnel would attend its men’s and women’s tournament games that begin around the country next week. The league said then it was evaluating plans for the remainder of its tournament. The Nebraska boys’ basketball tournament will be played as scheduled Thursday through Saturday, but the only fans allowed into the venues will be participants’ immediate families.The Lincoln and Lancaster County Health Department recommended limiting spectators because of concern about the spread of coronavirus. Health officials announced this week that a Crofton High School student who attended the girls’ tournament in Lincoln last week was diagnosed with COVID-19.Ohio announced that only participants’ families and media will be allowed to attend winter sports postseason tournaments.Connecticut has canceled the remainder of its winter sports seasons as well as state tournaments.Boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments in New York and Pennsylvania have been disrupted because several schools have declined to host games, forcing them to be rescheduled. During a news conference Wednesday, DeWine said he will issue an order in the next 24 to 36 hours. Dayton will host the NCAA’s First Four next week at Dayton Arena, and first- and second-round games will be held in Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.“The order will be that there cannot be spectators there,” DeWine said. “There certainly will be people — there will be TV people, there can be radio people there, there can be sports writers, certainly can be the media there. But we’re not going to have the large crowd.”DeWine applauded the Mid-American Conference for closing its tournament games to the general public this week.— Reporting by Tom Withers—— Associated Press March 11, 2020 ___6:15 p.m.The Columbus Blue Jackets are the first National Hockey League team to say they’ll hold home games without fans in the stands.The Blue Jackets announced their game Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins would be limited “to home and visiting club personnel, credentialed media and broadcast partners, essential club and arena staff and NHL officials. The games will be closed to the public.”The decision comes in response to Ohio Gov. DeWine’s announcement that he is issuing an order regarding “mass gatherings,” include a ban on spectators at sports events. During her absence, Shiffrin lost her lead in the overall standings to Brignone, who is 153 points ahead of the American. There would have been a total of 300 points up for grabs in the last three races.The International Ski Federation announced the cancellation less than 24 hours before the first race, Thursday’s parallel giant slalom.Next week’s World Cup finals for both women and men in Cortina d’Ampezzo already had been canceled because of the virus outbreak in northern Italy.——2:45 p.m. The Fed Cup finals features a new format this year with 12 teams competing in four groups before a knockout phase. The United States is set to play Spain and Slovakia in Group C.——2:35 p.m.An exhibition baseball game in San Francisco between the Giants and Oakland Athletics has been canceled because of the virus outbreak. The Bay Area teams were set to play at Oracle Park on March 24. That was two days before the start of the regular season in Major League Baseball. The event was scheduled to bring nearly 200 skaters from more than 50 countries to Montreal. It is the premier competition of the skating season in non-Olympic years. It is scheduled for Stockholm next year.On Saturday, the Women’s World Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia were called off.——4 p.m.Nebraska is the latest state to limit attendance or cancel a state high school championship tournament. About 15 minutes after Georgia beat Ole Miss to open the tournament, the SEC announced it was joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 in keeping the general public out of the final four days of its tournament.“We regret the inconvenience and disappointment this decision has caused our fans, especially those who have already traveled to Nashville for the tournament,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement.The SEC also says fans will be kept out of all regular-season events on its campuses and other league championships through at least March 30.—Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.___ The Big 12 policy also will be in place for its women’s tournament, which begins Thursday night in Kansas City.“The attempt is to absolutely minimize the number of people here but still find a way to conduct events and actually get the opportunity to play games,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsy said.—Reporting by Dave Skretta___6:40 p.m. The three-day downtown street festival draws about 130,000 people. There will be additional hand-washing and sanitizing stations.NASCAR will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but said officials Wednesday all driver interviews will be done with the drivers either on risers or with 6-foot buffers around them. The pre-race driver meeting will be held in open-air locations and attendance will be restricted to drivers, crew chiefs, team owners and select officials and dignitaries.The promoters of the Long Beach Grand Prix, scheduled for April outside of Los Angeles, said Wednesday the race is still planned.Roger Penske, readying for his first Indianapolis 500 as owner of the race, told The Associated Press by text message he’s approaching the scheduled May 24 race “day by day” while noting the 500 is nearly 90 days away.– Reporting by Jenna Fryer “At some point, somebody will get coronavirus I think,” the Japanese right-hander said. “If somebody would get it, I think MLB will do the same thing as the NBA.”A message was left seeking comment from MLB after the NBA announced the suspension of its season.Darvish visited a hospital last week fearing he may have the COVID-19 virus but was determined to have another illness. He found out about the NBA news, including that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert had tested positive for the virus, after making a spring training start against San Diego in Mesa, Arizona.Despite his concerns about a player being diagnosed, Darvish said he was not yet urging MLB to postpone opening day, which is set for March 26.“I’m not MLB commissioner so I can’t say anything about it,” he said. “But if I’m the commissioner, I want to see more, like one more week.” The Ivy League says all athletic practices and events have been canceled, while the Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference says it’s canceling conference play for all spring sports.The decisions come as colleges and universities place increasing restrictions on student gatherings in hopes of limiting the spread of the coronavirus.“Given this situation, it is not feasible for practice and competition to continue,” the Ivy League said in a statement.The Princeton, New Jersey-based league says the decision by member university presidents to scrap all practices and competitions was unanimous.The Ivy League says individual institutions may still decide whether winter sports teams or athletes who’ve qualified for postseason play may continue to participate. ___8:47 p.m.The Oakland Athletics are working with Major League Baseball to figure out alternate plans for their season-opening series at the Coliseum after the City of Oakland imposed a ban on gatherings of 1,000 or more people through the end of March.The team hasn’t said whether it was considering a different location for the games or the idea of playing in an empty ballpark the way the Golden State Warriors plan to do across the bay in San Francisco on Thursday night.Oakland is scheduled to host the Minnesota Twins for a four-game series beginning March 26, and then the Houston Astros are set to play their first road series following the club’s sign-stealing scandal on March 30-31 at the Coliseum. Fauci was responding to a question from Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin Republican, during a meeting of the House Oversight Committee. Grothman asked, “Is the NBA underreacting or is the Ivy League overreacting?” He was referencing how the Ivy League recently canceled its basketball tournaments, instead of having them played without fans in attendance or keeping the status quo.“We would recommend that there not be large crowds,” Fauci said. “If that means not having any people in the audience when the NBA plays, so be it. But as a public health official, anything that has crowds is something that would give a risk to spread.”last_img read more

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GCC into 40 –over GCA/ NBS final after thriller against MYO

first_imgA thrilling one-wicket win against the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) at the DCC ground ended with the Georgetown Cricket Club booking a place in the final of the GCA/ NBS Second-Division 40-over cricket competition.GCC will now meet Everest in the championship clash on a date to be announced.In the day/night semi-final on Sunday, MYO won the toss and opted to bat.  They had a positive start, with Rudolph Singh and Shafiek Ishmael putting together 57 for the first wicket. Singh struck six fours in a 39-ball 28, while Ishmael, who took eight balls to get off the mark, made a 37-ball 25 (4x4s).  Both batsmen, however, fell to Stephen Wilson.GCC skipper Devon Lord (left arm-spin) then took control of the middle order. He and Gavin Singh accounted for the next five wickets, with only Richard Latif, who hit four boundaries in a 22-ball 20, reaching double figures.Chien ‘Saheed’ Gittens finished with five wickets for MYO.Vinash Rampersaud then contributed an aggressive knock towards the end of the innings. His 47 runs included five fours and two sixes.  The number eight batsman looked set to make his half-century, but he misjudged the line of pacer Carlos La Rose and was bowled, which ended the innings at 176 in 36.1 overs.  La Rose took the last three wickets to finish with 3-16 from 3.1 over, while Lord, who bowled his quota of eight overs, ended with 3-45. Singh and Wilson finished with 2-24 and 2-29 respectively.GCC needed to score just under 4.5 runs for victory, but their time in the middle was no walk in the park as Chien ‘Saheed’ Gittens took control.The opening pacer bagged the wickets of Winston Forrester and Deonarine Seegobin, which left GCC at 25-2, but a few shots by West Indies U-16 cricketer, Mavindra Dindyal (14) and Timothy McAlmont (21), stablised the innings before Ronaldo Alimohamed took over. The former West Indies U-19 cricketer struck a four off the first ball of his innings and then began playing shots all over the ground.  In total, he finished with seven fours and three sixes in a score of 62, but at the other end, wickets were still tumbling. Gittens returned and took two other wickets before he had Alimohamed caught behind.MYO sensed victory when Joshua Wade fell to Ismael for six with the score on 154-9, but Bernard Bailey and Wilson then added an unbeaten 23-run last wicket stand to see their team home in 31.3 overs. Gittens finished with 5-32 from eight overs, while Timore Mohamed supported with 2-37 from eight.last_img read more

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Tyson-Thomas steadily leads Syracuse with 22 points in loss to Villanova

first_img Published on March 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ With less than 20 seconds to play in the first overtime on Saturday, Rachel Coffey fed Carmen Tyson-Thomas behind the arc for a potential game-tying 3-pointer. After hopping over a fallen Elashier Hall, Tyson-Thomas attempted the shot over the outstretched arms of a Villanova defender.The ball rattled in, and the game was tied.“I don’t think I had a feeling,” Tyson-Thomas said. “And I still don’t have a feeling about that, because I feel like that was lucky. That’s one of the lucky ones.”The shot that sent the Carrier Dome crowd into a frenzy allowed Syracuse to extend Saturday afternoon’s game against Villanova into a second overtime, in a battle that eventually ended in a 77-75 Wildcats (19-9, 8-7 Big East) victory after three overtimes and 55 minutes of play. Tyson-Thomas’ 22-point, 11-rebound, five-assist effort in 41 minutes kept the Orange (22-6, 10-4) hanging around in a back-and-forth, wild matchup that marked SU’s third consecutive loss in conference play.Tyson-Thomas finished the day 8-for-18 from the field, including a 4-for-8 clip from beyond the arc. Although Syracuse implemented a game plan that limited 3-point shooting in the face of the Wildcats’ 3-point frenzy, the senior guard took smart and timely shots that sparked the team, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We tried to limit our 3s,” Hillsman said. “And for her to shoot 4-out of-8, 50 percent, one of our leaders, she took good ones. I’m very happy with her shot selection.”Hillsman’s blueprint came to fruition throughout the game, as the Wildcats put up 40 3s during the contest, with the Orange shooting just 18.Aside from her heroic effort near the end of the first overtime, Tyson-Thomas came through with a timely shot near the end of regulation that gave the Orange a chance to win before overtime. After Villanova’s Laura Sweeney put the Wildcats up 50-49 with just more than two minutes to play, Tyson-Thomas took a feed from Brittney Sykes on the next possession and drained a 3 that elicited a standing ovation from the Orange bench.If Villanova’s Devon Kane hadn’t driven nearly the length of the court for a game-tying layup with 1.8 seconds remaining, the shot would have stood as the game-winner.In the third overtime, after Sweeney’s bucket gave Villanova a five-point advantage with 1:24 remaining, Tyson-Thomas responded 19 seconds later by stepping around a defender and knocking down another 3-pointer to cut the lead to 77-75.Tyson-Thomas said she isn’t afraid to take the pivotal three-pointer, as she proved on Saturday.“It wasn’t different from the rest of the game, or any other game I play,” Tyson-Thomas said of her 3-point binge late in the game. “When I think I’m open, I’m going to shoot – and I guess sometimes when I’m not open, I’m still shooting. So I didn’t think too much about them. I just wanted to do what you should do, and I think that I got lucky a couple of times but it worked out for us.”Tyson-Thomas showed grit and intensity throughout the game, not just from beyond the arc, diving for loose balls and muscling the ball away from opposing defenders in an 11-rebound effort that tied Kayla Alexander for the team lead.So in a wild sequence at the end of the first overtime that saw Alexander force a Sweeney miss with seven seconds to spare, it was no surprise to see Tyson-Thomas grab the rebound and immediately race down the court to attempt a potential game-winning shot.Tyson-Thomas couldn’t get the hurried shot from the right side of the basket to fall. But as Hillsman picked her up from the ground and told her to get ready for the next five minutes, nobody was questioning her heart.“Carmen played tough,” Hillsman said. “It takes a lot of guts to take those shots. I thought that she definitely made big plays when we needed them.” Commentslast_img read more

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Syracuse ushers in ACC era at Virginia Tech

first_imgTwo years ago, Ian McIntyre received a call from Daryl Gross.Syracuse’s director of athletics informed the head coach – who was in Akron, Ohio, for the University of Akron Tournament – that SU was leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013.Now, the Big East posters throughout SU Soccer Stadium have been replaced with ACC banners. The transition into the new league has begun, but the new phase officially kicks off Friday.“It’s different, for sure,” said goalkeeper Alex Bono. “It’s exciting, nerve-wracking, all at the same time.”The No. 17 Orange (2-0) embarks into a new era when it travels to Blacksburg, Va., to face Virginia Tech (1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in SU’s first-ever ACC matchup. SU formally joined the new league July 1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a new chapter in SU Athletics,” McIntyre said. “It’s a new chapter in the history of our program. Come Friday night, I’m sure we’ll fully understand and appreciate the gravity of the game.”In moving to the ACC, Syracuse becomes part of what many consider the strongest men’s soccer conference in the country. The ACC has won five of the last eight men’s soccer national championships.The SU fan base, McIntyre said, is especially excited to watch the Orange host new opponents such as Maryland, North Carolina State and Clemson.“How you become better is playing against the best opposition you can,” McIntyre said. “To have these caliber teams coming to town is a real exciting opportunity to watch some high-level soccer.”By switching into the ACC, the Orange believes the more demanding competition will help the program make its next step.After finishing 3-12-1 in 2011, SU bounced back last year with a 14-6-1, program record-setting season.“Last year in the Big East, we proved ourselves,” defender Tyler Hilliard said. “The ACC is obviously the next step up. As Mac likes to say, we’re playing with the big boys now.”For Hilliard, an Atlanta native, and Nick Perea, a Florida product, SU’s conference realignment is something of a “homecoming,” Hilliard said. Syracuse’s new in-conference schedule includes road games to the Southern states, giving Hilliard and Perea’s families the opportunity to watch them play.It also allows for Hilliard and Perea to compete against friends who play for other ACC teams, such as Clemson, North Carolina and North Carolina State.The Big East, McIntyre said, was what attracted him to SU and it was a “fantastic soccer conference” for the Orange. Each Big East team played differently from the next and presented SU the challenge of a variety in styles of play. McIntyre expects the diversity to be no different in the ACC.But there is much that sets the ACC apart from the Big East. McIntyre listed the quality of the facilities, support systems and recruiting abilities as some factors that make the ACC a stronger league than the Big East.And then there’s the on-field success.“If you go through the number of national championships, the number of players of the year, number of players going to the pro ranks, the coaches of the year in the ACC, it’s just amazing,” McIntyre said. “I think players and student-athletes want to play with and play against the best.“The ACC is a wonderful opportunity for us to really test ourselves and that starts Friday.” Comments Published on September 5, 2013 at 1:00 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Local GAA action.

first_imgThrow in is again at 2 o clock in Thurles. In Post Primary action, Our Lady’s Templemore take on Charleville CBS in the Harty Cup Senior A Hurling competition.That game is at Sean Treacy Park in Tipp Town with throw in at 2.Meanwhile in Third Level action, St. Patrick’s College Thurles go up against Athlone IT in the Higher Education Senior Hurling League Division 2 Group B.last_img

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LSports breaks through 100K monthly barrier

first_img Digitain and LSports double up for simulated tennis roll out June 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit WATCH: How will VAR impact in-play betting markets? August 2, 2019 Related Articles The data crunch: Battle lines being drawn over live sports data September 3, 2019 Share Provider of innovative API technology to the sports betting industry, LSports has revealed that for the month of January it had 100,000 pre-match betting events available. Moving forward the group has outlined that with its extended sports coverage, it’s aiming to give sportsbooks the upper hand by maintaining an average of 100,000 pre-match betting events each month, as well as 30,000 in play betting events. Dotan Lazar, LSports Co-founder commented: “We’re all about breaking barriers – we aim for a new and high standards of excellence, with more sports, more bet types, all in real time. Our pre-match coverage sets a new ceiling for the sports betting data industry, allowing bookmakers to no longer struggle to provide the most attractive and engaging coverage for bettors.”LSports currently provides wide coverage of betting events spanning across 35 sports worldwide, giving operators a continued advantage by offering events 24 hours a day.The recent breakthrough follows on from LSports recently releasing its innovative ‘new generation product’ which provides real time settling on pre-match bets. Describing the launch of the product, which aims to expand the offering for operators, Lazar stated: “The importance of an efficient in-play product can’t be understated, the ‘new generation product’ utilises efficient payout times to significantly increase customer retention for operators.“As well as expanding the markets that are available to punters, with the product offering 30,000 live events per month, including from new sports like chess and sumo wrestling, something that can help operators gain a significant market advantage.”  Looking ahead, LSports has signalled its intention to “continue setting standards in excellence” revealing that throughout 2018 it will unveil a host of new products to run alongside a wide range of product improvements. Sharelast_img read more

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Australia visa scandal: Ghana Swimming President Edzie suspended

first_imgThe Ghana Swimming Association has suspended its president, Theophilus Edzie, for certain acts of abuse of power in relation to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Ghana’s participation in the Games was marred by several incidents of visa fraud and racketeering which led to the deportation of about 60 persons from Australia.The incident led to the suspensions of the Deputy Sports Minister, Pius Hadzide, the Acting Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Hon. Robert Sarfo Mensah and the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang.Five athletes who went to the Games to represent Ghana did not return with the contingent.For the Ghana Swimming Association, its decision follows investigations into rumours of Edzie adding 16 names to the original 10 slated for the Games.He is said to have gone further to include names of his relatives to the list. He is also accused of getting hotel accommodation for 11 persons who were not of the swimming fraternity. These persons were said to have gone to inspect swimming facilities.In a statement released on Thursday by the association, his suspension was also triggered by his interaction with certain bodies and individuals in Australia concerning the Games on the blind side of the Swimming Association.The Association stated that its decision was in line with regulations of the global swimming body, FINA and that Edzie had to provide answers to all queries put before him.Below are images of the press release:last_img read more

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Six Nations 2019: Banged-up Ireland loses CJ Stander (facial injury) for up to four weeks

first_imgDevin Toner (ankle) and Garry Ringrose (hamstring) also will be monitored, while Andrew Conway (calf) is to undergo rehabilitation with Munster this week.The defending champions’ loss to Eddie Jones’ England team was its first at home since November 2016.1 – Here is @OptaJonny’s round-up of the best stats from the opening weekend of the 2019 #GuinnessSixNations. Drama. pic.twitter.com/DLUDeydwyg— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 4, 2019 Keith Earls is receiving treatment early this week of Saturday’s trip to Murrayfield to face Scotland after the wing was removed at halftime over the weekend with a hip injury. Related News Ireland will be without CJ Stander for its Six Nations matches against Scotland and Italy due to a facial injury.The British and Irish Lions back-row suffered the injury in a brutal 32-20 loss to England on Saturday in Dublin. Stander is expected to be out for up to four weeks, so should return to face France at the Aviva Stadium in the penultimate round. Six Nations 2019: Ruthless England stuns Irelandlast_img read more

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Sumner County raises $21,474 for Bowling for Kids

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Each year, individuals and area businesses join together and raise funds for Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Sumner County youth in the annual Bowl for Kids Sake Campaign.  The funds raised will provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.“We appreciate Phil White for being our emcee for the day and are grateful to Meadow Lanes for hosting the bowling party for the efforts of all the individuals that raised funds for the campaign,” said Debi Clark, Kansas Big Brothers, Big Sisters area program director. “Our top fundraising team was our own, Joan Loughmiller, match support specialist for BBBS with a total of $1,275.  Second place team was Amanda Manwarren’s team from GKN with a total of $990.  Third place team was David White’s team with a total of $930.”Joan Loughmiller’s team won first place (left to right): Monica and MIkelle Zavala, Darren Goodman, Steven LaForce, Brittany Davis and Emily Smith. Loughmiller is not pictured.Clark said a “big” thanks went to other team captains: Julie McPherron, Auni Williams, Jennifer Helpingstine, Sam Guild, Anna Reynolds, Aaron Roop, Jesse McCabe, Mark McMullin, and Nancy Roth. The presenting sponsors were: Dr. Larry & Loretta Anderson, Sumner County Family Care Center, PA, and GKN.  Corporate sponsors: Bank of Commerce, KanOkla, Oxford Christian Church, Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative. Lane sponsors: Corner Bank, Elizabeth Hemberger, & Cox Communications. Additional sponsors: Assembly of God, Farm Bureau – Shaun Weaver, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Galaxie Business Equipment, Panhandle Credit Union, Shelly Family Funeral Home, and Westar Energy.The other two teams placing include:Second place: Amanda Manwarren’s team from GKN (she is not pictured – left to right): Curtis Crawford, Chuck Garver, Shad Newbury, Susan Johnson, Preston Frazier, and Eric Rinehart.Third place, David White’s team – the back row from left-to-right are: Stacy White, Annarose White, and Phil White. Seated, from left-to-right are: David White and Alicia White. David’s baby boy is Charlie White.There is another opportunity for participation in sponsorship or bowling on June 14th from 2 to 4 p.m. at Derby Lanes, since Meadow Lanes is closed for resurfacing during the summer. To register go to www.kansasbowl.org and choose this event.  Individuals that become team captains will be awarded a shirt along with individuals raising $150 in pledges.  Once you are registered online, you can utilize email and social media to collect pledges.  All participants have chances at prizes, will receive 2 games of bowling, along with pizza and drinks.If you do not want to participate in this part of the campaign, we also have a need to serve the 52 youth that have already requested a one-to-one relationship for only 30 minutes a week.  For more information give us a call @ 620-399-8030, visit www.kansasbigs.org, email dclark@kansasbigs.org and please like us on Facebook @ Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Serving Sumner County.Follow us on Twitter. 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 Comments 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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 commentslast_img read more

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