No. 2 Syracuse outrebounds Wake Forest by 20 en route to road win

first_imgWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — What a difference two games can make.Eleven days ago, Syracuse was thoroughly embarrassed on the glass by Pittsburgh. The Panthers grabbed 16 offensive rebounds and outworked the Orange 35-24 overall.But in SU’s last two games combined, its out rebounded Miami and Wake Forest by a combined margin of 94-59.Wednesday’s performance, a 55-35 walloping, helped catalyze No. 2 Syracuse’s (20-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast) 67-57 win over Wake Forest (14-7, 4-4). “It was a rough shooting night for our team as a whole,” SU forward Jerami Grant said, “so we definitely wanted to get some second-chance points in order to get some points on the board.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEight Orange players finished with at least four rebounds, led by Grant who had 12 in what was his fourth double-double of the season. C.J. Fair and Baye Moussa Keita grabbed eight misfires each, while Rakeem Christmas hauled in seven in just 20 minutes. While the rebounding edge only led to two additional second-chance points for SU, it kept the Demon Deacons from optimizing their offensive opportunities.“You can’t get outrebounded by 20 and then expect to win,” WFU forward Travis McKie said. “They had 10 extra possessions.”Grant, Christmas and Co. put on a box-out clinic in the first half, holding the Demon Deacons to just two individual offensive rebounds — three times the ball deflected off an SU player out of bounds.Then in the second half alone, Syracuse hauled in eight offensive rebounds to the Demon Deacons’ nine defensive boards. WFU’s leading board-getter Devin Thomas (8.3) managed just five on the night.“We knew they weren’t a great rebounding team so we definitely wanted to attack their offensive rebounding and defensive rebounding,” Grant said.Throughout the years, SU has always been at a mild disadvantage in rebounding coming out of a zone. But against the Demon Deacons, Syracuse got to experience the benefits from the other side.Wake Forest ran a 3-2 roughly half of the game, and the unmarked Orange bigs feasted on the 35 bricks the team shot during the game.“Our rebounding was good, but it was probably good because both teams kept missing, SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.Syracuse crowd surprises BoeheimFrom the second Wake Forest won the opening tipoff, it was clear there were plenty of Syracuse fans among the 12,523 who filled Joel Coliseum on Wednesday night.They stood and clapped from the corner of the court until Rakeem Christmas dunked 1:25 into regulation.“I was shocked,” Boeheim said. “In Florida, we had about 4,000, but they all live down there. They’re all from Syracuse. I don’t know where these people came from.”The SU fans made their presence known throughout the game, hollering out the regular batch of chants as their team fought to beat Wake Forest 67-57 and snap the Demon Deacons’ 13-game home winning streak.The last time WFU lost at home was March 2, 2013 to Maryland.“I was really shocked,” he continued. “I was looking around a little bit. We go places. Philadelphia or Washington. There’s a lot of people there. But here, I was shocked that there were that many people here.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 30, 2014 at 2:50 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

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Steve Kerr takes the blame, plus 4 more takeaways from the Warriors’ loss to the Hornets

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — With Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell joining Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney on the growing injury report, the Warriors entered Saturday’s 93-87 loss to the Charlotte Hornets without a single healthy player who logged minutes in last season’s playoff run.And yet, a mostly anonymous roster gave fans donning Curry, Thompson and Green jerseys something to cheer about — the first close game at Chase Center.Injuries have depleted the Warriors roster beyond …last_img read more

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GeoTourSwe – The Southern — Geocache of the Week

first_imgA historic building? Great views of the city? Daring feats of adventure? This geocache has it all!Welcome to Örebro, the seventh largest city in Sweden. Known for shoe manufacturing and biscuit making, Örebro is also the site of multiple buildings dating back to Renaissance times. The cache is located in Örebro’s southern water tower, which provided water for the city from 1887 until 1958 when it was replaced by a mushroom-shaped tower. Although no longer active, it provides the perfect setting for this T5 Mystery Cache. Where is the cache, you ask? To find out, you’ll have to strap on a harness and get ready for a thrilling adventure. SharePrint RelatedTop 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017December 27, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”Get Inspired By These Epic GeoToursMay 27, 2016In “GeoTours””Entrance to Mordor” GC14NA0 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 7, 2011February 7, 2011In “Community” Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More MysteryGC6KP0Kby Team Davidsson 1234567<>center_img Difficulty:2Terrain:5 The quest begins at the bottom of the 43 meter (141 foot) tall tower. A stairway leads up the side of the structure to a door that only geocachers can open. From there, about halfway up the tower, you must rappel through a hole down two stories until you find a clue. The clue leads you out a window, where you’ll have to rappel once again down the side of the building to more clues that lead to the final location. The cache owners, Team Davidsson, said their goal was simple: create a cache that offers “an interesting and historical place, some adrenaline, a small challenge to arrange the clues, a great place to have coffee, and a great opportunity to interact with new and old friends.” According to the 225 logs and 187 Favorite points, they succeeded in their mission.Bonus: this cache is part of The Heart of Sweden GeoTour, a 92-cache adventure around Örebro County. Are you up for the challenge? Location:Örebro, SwedenN 59° 15.716 E 015° 11.762last_img read more

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Mohammed Shami summoned by court after cheque given to Hasin Jahan bounces

first_imgIndia fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been summoned by Kolkata’s Alipore Court after a cheque that he gave to his estranged wife Hasin Jahan bounced.Shami had given a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to Hasin Jahan in March which bounced following which Hasin Jahan filed a complaint. Shami had even shared his bank account statement to show the transaction.According to the evidence shared by Shami, cheque no. 03718 (for Rs 1 lakh) was credited to Hasin’s account as recently as March 20.Shami will now have to be present in court on September 20th.Mohammed Shami reveals bank statement to prove he paid Hasin Jahan Rs 1 lakh recentlyHasin Jahan had demanded a monthly compensation of Rs 10 lakh per month for the interim period when the case of is on out of which Rs 7 lakh was for family maintenance while Rs three lakh per month for the child.Mohammed Shami was on Wednesday called back into the Indian Test team for the five-match series against England. He had earlier been dropped from the team for the one-off Test against Afghanistan after he failed the yo-yo test.Shami has been out of competitive action for a while after being dropped from the Delhi Daredevils side midway into the Indian Premier League 2018.Hasin Jahan accuses Mohammed Shami of age-forgeryHis whole inclusion in the DD squad for the IPL was in doubts due to his wife Hasin Jahan’s allegations against him regarding match fixing and domestic abuse.However, after investigations from BCCI’s anti-corruption unit, the Bengal pacer was cleared of all charges against him and given a Grade B contract the green light to play in the IPL.advertisementBut, the pacer, who came at the back of family troubles, played only four games in IPL 2018. He only picked up three wickets at an economy rate of 10.40 before getting dropped.The 27-year-old Shami has been injury-prone and of late troubled by allegations of domestic violence by his wife.Shami, who has 110 wickets from 30 Tests, was initially removed from the BCCI’s Central Contracts List before being re-inducted after he was given a clean chit by a BCCI internal probe committee. He also had a narrow escape in an accident before enduring a poor IPL.Hasin Jahan on the other hand, is all set to join the Bollywood bandwagon and will make her debut on the big screen with Amjad Khan’s Fatwa, in which she will reportedly be seen playing a journalist. The film will go on floors later this year.Hasin said that she was forced to enter the film industry in order to to sustain her life. “I had to do something to earn a living for myself and my child. I did not have any other option. I was approached by director Amjad Khan for a film to which I agreed. I also need money for the legal fight,” Hasin said.(With inputs from Manogya Loiwal)last_img read more

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10 months agoGenoa, Frosinone in contact with Newcastle wing-back Lazaar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Genoa, Frosinone in contact with Newcastle wing-back Lazaarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United wing-back Achraf Lazaar is closer to a return to January.Lazaar spent last season on-loan at Benevento.And TMW says Genoa and Frosinone are now in contact about bringing Lazaar back to Serie A next month.Both Serie A clubs would seek to take the 26 year-old on-loan.Lazaar has been frozen out by Toon boss Rafa Benitez this season as he has been encouraged to find himself a new club. last_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agenda

first_imgEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agendaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is back on the agenda of AC Milan chiefs.TMW says Wenger is the frontrunner to land the Milan job – should it become available.The Frenchman left the Gunners last summer after 22 years in charge.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Rino Gattuso has two games to save his job.Milan sit fifth in the Serie A table and are desperate for Champions League football next season.They lost to Fiorentina yesterday and Gattuso must now beat Frosinone and SPAL between now and December 29 to save his job.Wenger is the favourite to replace the Italian, with former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis now in charge at Milan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis delighted with senior breakthrough

first_imgBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis delighted with senior breakthroughby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis was thrilled with his debut this week.The young Swede featured in the Carabao Cup defeat to Aston Villa.”It was really fun, a day that I put in a lot of hard work and time for. It was really nice to finally be able to make my a-team debut and have it confirmed. It’s just up to me to keep working even harder,” Gwargis told Fotbollskanalen.On Seagulls boss Graham Potter, he added: “I have followed his journey and what he has done. I see how he builds the team and it looks really good. He gave me a lot of advice yesterday on the plan and advised me on what to do.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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WBNS stops student radio

The estimated 200 listeners of The Underground’s webcast of Ohio State football games might have to turn to other means of media to cheer on the Buckeyes this season.Steve Snapp, the OSU sports information director, told Aaron Stollar, director of the sports department at the Underground, to cease broadcasts of the games immediately. Stollar was told that WBNS – The Fan 1460 AM and 97.1 FM – has an exclusive $1.5 million deal for the rights to broadcast football games.The Underground had been offering a completely free webcast of the games, while WBNS’s service charges a monthly fee through the athletic department’s Web site. Both Snapp and Director of Athletics Andy Geiger denied that there is a charge for the service, Stollar said.Stollar admitted The Underground is technically in violation of the contract signed by WBNS, but that everyone at its station thought the games could still be broadcasted without a problem.“I guess The Fan sees our 150-200 viewers a week as a threat,” Stollar said.Scott Barthelmas, who announces OSU games along with Stollar every Saturday, calls the ordeal an “odd situation.”“We’ve been doing this a long time, and the communication from the athletic department has not been clear,” he said.Ruth Gerstner from Student Affairs said she was surprised the Underground had been allowed to broadcast games. She said anything other than the WBNS broadcast would be violating the contract made by the athletic department and WBNS, which holds exclusive rights to the games.The athletic department gave The Underground $3,000 in August in order to ensure the broadcast capabilities of the station. The Underground broadcasts many Ohio State sports, including football.In an article which appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of The Lantern, Snapp said it was important for students to hear a wide variety of games from the perspective of other OSU students. He also said Geiger wanted to assist the troubled organization so it could continue broadcasting games.“Student affairs tells us to be more visible, and get our name out there and advertise, and then we get shut down,” Stollar said.Barthelmas and Stollar both said they might be able to solve the issue and keep broadcasting the games on Saturdays, but they might need some help from Geiger, whom Stollar said is on their side.Numerous phone calls to Snapp and Geiger were not returned.“Nothing is final as of yet,” Stollar said. “This could still be worked out.” read more

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Opinion March Madness doesnt always represent college basketballs best

Connecticut junior guard Ryan Boatright (11) points to the sky in celebration after the 2014 National Championship April 7 at AT&T Stadium. Connecticut won, 60-54.Courtesy of MCTI absolutely love the NCAA Tournament. Nothing comes close to beating it, in my eyes. The hustle, the close games, the heartbreak and jubilation — it is the ultimate sporting event.But it’s certainly not without its flaws.The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 to be crowned National Champions Monday night. But does this really make them top in the country?Obviously this is a massive accomplishment. UConn’s second national title in four years is something most fans can only dream about. But is it fair that surviving the tournament is the sole mark of the nation’s best team?The problem I often have with the tournament is that it is a simple reflection of which teams got hot at the right time. It’s not like that’s not a problem in other sports (look at the New York Giants’ two most recent Super Bowl wins, both of which saw the Giants playing on Wild Card weekend), but the tournament is so much easier to get into than the playoffs in other sports.Look at Ohio State basketball this year. It was a mediocre team, plain and simple. It had no semblance of an offense, no go-to scorer, no interior presence, and seemed to only excel at defending inbound passes.But the Buckeyes easily made the tournament. Dominating their exceptionally weak non-conference schedule and squeezing out a few big conference wins was enough for 25 victories, a lock to get in, despite a 10-8 record in Big Ten play.The Buckeyes didn’t find the magic that UConn did, though, as their season came to a close in their first tournament game against the No. 11-seed Dayton. But what if OSU had figured out how to score late in the season?If the Buckeyes had managed to get hot and make a tournament run, could you really say that a team that lost twice to Penn State was one of the nation’s elite teams? I don’t think anyone could watch its offensive strategy of passing the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds and argue that.UConn finished the regular season ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll, just four spots better than the Buckeyes. Its season featured some good wins over Florida, Memphis, and Cincinnati, but despite 32 wins, it was still only good enough to earn a No. 7 seed.Kentucky didn’t even finish the season ranked in the AP Poll, although its name can be seen in the “others receiving votes” column.Are these the teams that can be narrowed down as the two best in the country? I realize basketball is more than just stats and polls, and the postseason is what it’s all about, but is it possible that winning the tournament creates an overrated legacy just a little?I’m not saying there’s a better way to determine the season’s champion. But when you look back on this season 10 years from now, will it be easily recognizable that Wichita State didn’t lose a regular season game or Arizona, Florida, and Syracuse spent a combined 15 weeks at No. 1? No, the only thing you will see will be UConn claiming the national title.I am not trying to take away this tremendous accomplishment by the Huskies, but is it right that a few weeks in March and April completely wash out an OK regular season? read more

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MilinkovicSavics agent denies buyout clause speculations

first_imgAccording to the TeamTalk, a day after the Serbian in-demand midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic extended his contract with Lazio, his agent Mateja Kezman announced his client is poised to stay at the Stadio Olimpico despite the interest of numerous major European clubs.Yesterday was a great day for all Biancocelesti fans, as both Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic pledged their alliance to the Rome-based club. The extension of the 23-year-old box-to-box midfielder is by far the most significant news for Simone Inzaghi ahead of Lazio’s commitments in Serie A and the Europa League, as Juventus, AC Milan, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid all tried to lure the Serbian away from the Stadio Olimpico.The Italian news outlet SportMediaset revealed yesterday that any club that wants to sign Sergej would have to allocate €100 million according to the new buy-out clause.However, player’s agent Mateja Kezman came out to deny those claims, suggesting that Milinkovic-Savic plans to remain at Lazio after the club managed to keep all of their key players during the summer transfer session.“Sergej, Lazio and we in his entourage are all very happy with his new contract,” Kezman told LaLazioSiamoNoi.Ronaldo Nazario came to Real Madrid 17 years ago today Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 2, 2019 It is time to remember the time when Ronaldo Nazario was presented as a Real Madrid player, it was 17 years ago to this…“We’re looking forward with positive energy. The club is strong because they kept all of last season’s players, there’s a serious project and they want to play in the Champions League.“So, everyone just has to concentrate on doing their best and making all the Lazio fans happy.“No-one talked about a release clause, Sergej is very happy in Rome. He’s been here for three years and he loves the club and the city.“He’s concentrating on recapturing his best form.”As things stand, Milinkovic-Savic is set to stay in Rome for another five years, while the interested parties should switch their attention towards other alternatives.last_img read more

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