Ellsworth girls, Mount Desert boys win Parker Pruett Invitational

first_imgSULLIVAN — A girls’ team from Ellsworth and a boys’ team from Mount Desert took top honors at Monday’s annual Parker Pruett Invitational held at Sumner Memorial High School.Teams from a dozen regional middle schools competed over the 1.71-mile course.Eighth-grader Steven Pierce of Trenton was the winner in the boys’ competition, finishing with a time of 10 minutes and 49 seconds.In the girls’ race, eighth-grader Daisy Granholm of Pemetic nipped eighth-grader Caitlin McPherson of Ellsworth at the finish, with both posting identical times of 11:46.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFinishing behind McPherson for the Ellsworth girls’ team, with its winning score of 60, were Abby Mazgaj, fifth in 12:41; Layla Pickering, eighth in 12:47; Kristen Moseley, 17th in 13:34; Casey Carter, 28th in 23:37; Allison Dorr, 37th in 14:43; and Caroline Mazgaz, 40th in 14:55.For the Mount Desert boys, who won with 62 points, Reider Watson led the way, placing sixth in 11:30. He was followed by Jack DaCorte, 10th in 11:38; Whit Chaplin, 12th in 11:48; Sam Craighead, 14th in 11:59; Patrick Mocarski, 20th in 12:25; Cole Watson, 26th in 12:47; and Eli Wales, 27th in 12:43.last_img read more

Suriname stun Guyana 3-2 in extra time

first_imgFrom Ras Wadada in Paramaribo Compliments of German’s Restaurant and Lens Craft OpticalAN EXTRA time double by substitute Ivanildo Rozenblad piloted Suriname to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over rivals Guyana, in Saturday’s opening match of Group One in the 3rd round of the CFU-Scotiabank Senior Men’s Championship played at the Andre Kamperveen Stadium in Paramaribo.The game, which kicked off amid heavy rains that began some 22 minutes before the scheduled start and ended some ten minutes before the halftime interval, was forced into thirty minutes extra time after the teams were deadlocked at 1, when regulation time ended.Marcel Barrington gave the Golden Jaguars the lead after five minutes when he displayed sound composure in controlling the ball with his back to the goal at the top of the box on the attacking left. He turned his marker inside out before hitting a low right-booter with the Surinamese custodian well out of his goal.The wet and soggy conditions seemingly favoured the all-gold Jaguars, but as the rains eased and came to a final halt minutes from lemon-time, the all-white home-side gradually were able to look more cohesive.Guyana had a golden opportunity to increase the lead in the 13th minute but Dwight Peters, unmarked and unchallenged, at the far post could muster only a feeble shot.Suriname’s first effort to force a save from the debutant 18-year-old Kai Lyle was calmly collected from a Stefano Russel shot in the 16th minute and one minute later Colin Nelson had to make a timely tackle from close up in the area to deny the mesmerising Roxey Fer.Fer, in tandem, with Dimitri Apai and Russel were causing some concern to the Guyana’s defence and on one occasion Lyle had to come off his line to thwart Fer’s attempt on goal then it was the near post that saved the Jaguars, as Fer was persistently working his way past the Guyana defenders time and again.The Jaguars were just able to hold on to their 1-0 lead at the half.The home side went on the attack immediately after the resumption with the diminutive Fer, one of four starters from Robin Hood FC, coming up one foot short of a ball that was played across the goal mouth by Russel and left the Guyana defence flat-footed and Lyle out of place.The over 1 500 home fans eventually got a goal to cheer as Mitchell Kisoor capitalised on a grave blunder by Lyle in the 12th minute of the 2nd period to score the equaliser.Lyle left his line and was a bit hesitant as the ball was in the air for a while just at the top of the area. He waited for the bounce and then the ball eluded his attempt to grab as Kissor netted in an open goal.Coach Jamal Shabazz then went to his bench after 19 minutes of the second period. He replaced Trayon Bobb with Warren Creavalle and Cashion London came on for Vurlon Mills. Suriname meanwhile removed Kisoor and brought on Rozenbald who later proved to be the hero.Both sides went in search of the winner that never came in regulation time and when Jamaican referee Dwight Royal pointed to the middle to single the end of the game the home side looked relieved as they were beginning to look the fitter of the teams.In the 10th minute of the first fifteen-minute half, Brandon Beresford found an unmarked London at the far post but his attempted header was way off target.With two minutes remaining for the first extra-time period, Apai wormed his way down the left into the box and to the goal line where he drew Lyle out of the goal after wrong-footing the defence.His calculated square across the goal mouth only needed a tap in from Rozenbald into an open goal and for the first time in the match the Surinamese took the lead.Rozenbald then produced a beauty of his own in the 4th minute of the second period as he shifted the Guyana defenders out of position inside the area before firing past Lyle at the near post for his 2nd conversion of the game which was now out of Guyana’s reach.The Jaguars managed a consolation goal one minute from full time, as the 6ft 8in Lyle left his citadel for a corner kick where he rose head and shoulder above all, to bury his first goal for Guyana in his first outing.last_img read more

Cricket News Didn’t know if I was ever going to play cricket again: Steve Smith after memorable ton

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Steve Smith received a hostile reception when he came out to bat on the first day of the Ashes contest against England in Edgbaston. The crowd were booing and jeering Smith for his role in the infamous ball-tampering scandal. Australia was staring down the barrel at 122/8 and it seemed Australia would find the going tough in Edgbaston. However, Smith showed his brilliance and made a brilliant comeback to the Test fold ever since that horrible day in Newlands, Cape Town. Smith blasted his ninth century against England and 24th overall as Australia were rescued to 284 all out at the end of the day. Speaking after the end of the match, Smith revealed he was unsure whether he was ever going to play cricket in the 15 months he was away from the international team. “There were times throughout the last 15 months where I didn’t know if I was ever going to play cricket again. I lost a bit of love for it at one point, particularly when I had my elbow operation. It was really bizarre that it was the day I got the brace off my elbow, I found a love for it again. I don’t know what it was, it was like a trigger that just said ‘right I’m ready to go again, I want to play and I want to go out and play for Australia and make people proud and just do what I love doing’,” Smith said in a press conference. Smith and Warner, his deputy, were both given 12-month bans for their roles in the scandal in South Africa, while Cameron Bancroft — the man who brazenly applied sandpaper to the ball during a Test in Cape Town — was suspended from international duty for nine months by Cricket Australia.Also Read | Aussies might get a bit of stick on sandpapergate by the crowd: Joe DenlyAll three batsmen were dismissed by Broad on Thursday, with openers Bancroft and Warner managing just 10 between them for the Ashes-holders. The trio was booed on their way out to the middle and when they were dismissed, with even Smith’s century a cue for yet more jeering.Also Read | Steve Smith, David Warner ready to ‘face fire’ from England crowds during World Cup    “I know I’ve got the support of the boys in the room and, for me, that’s all that really matters,” insisted Smith. “They went berserk on the balcony when I got to my hundred and just looking up at them, it sent shivers down my spine.”Smith showed his brilliance as he shared a partnership of 88 with Peter Siddle and 74 with Nathan Lyon. The crowd gave it to Smith when he played an occasional loose shot but Stuart Broad, who was booed throughout the 2013/14 summer after refusing to walk for an edge during the Trent Bridge in the same year, said Smith dealt with the crowd well. “It’s part of being a professional sportsman. Footballers get it all the time but it’s a bit unexpected sometimes in cricket. Smith seemed to deal with it OK,” Broad said. Steve Smith blasted his 24th century in Tests.Smith slammed his ninth Test century against England.Smith was playing his first Test in 15 months.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img February 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAP TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL POLLBaylor stays No. 1 in quiet week for Top 25; Michigan St outUNDATED (AP) — Baylor remains atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll in a largely static week among in the top 10. And in Montreal, the Canadiens host the Arizona Coyotes.There are two games on the West Coast. Vancouver hosts Nashville, while the Sharks and Flames meet in San Jose.NHL NEWSOilers sign defenseman Darnell Nurse to 2-year extensionEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract extension. Update on the latest in sports: Angels GM: Big trade with Dodgers not happeningUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels’ proposed trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers is officially off.Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed he won’t be making a widely reported trade, although he didn’t specify the deal or the players involved.Multiple media outlets reported the Angels nearly acquired Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and right-hander Ross Stripling last week in a deal that would have sent infielder Luis Rengifo to the Dodgers. The deal apparently fell apart as a side effect of the Dodgers’ lengthy attempts to get outfielder Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster trade.In other baseball news: NHL SCHEDULENHL six-packUNDATED (AP) — The Metropolitan Division’s reigning champions host one of their division rivals tonight. The N.Y. Islanders are in Washington, with both teams looking to bounce back from Saturday night losses.Florida is at Philadelphia, a matchup of two teams battling to grab a wild card. The Panthers are coming off a loss against Pittsburgh Saturday, while the Flyers were thumping the Capitals.A resurgent Tampa Bay Lightning club is in Columbus. The Blue Jackets will be without star defenseman Seth Jones. He’s sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. The 25-year-old has 24 points (four goals, 20 assists) and 44 penalty minutes in 55 games this season.Terms weren’t released for the new contract, which runs through the 2021-22 season.Nurse was selected by the Oilers with the No. 7 pick of the 2013 draft.NFL NEWSRavens, safety Chuck Clark agree to 3-year extension TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULEThree top 25 teams in two games.UNDATED (AP) — A strong ACC matchup leads a short schedule in men’s college basketball.No. 7 Duke hosts No. 8 Florida State. It’s the only regular-season meeting between the teams, two of just three ranked programs in the ACC right now. Neither team has had much time to regroup. The Blue Devils needed overtime to top rival UNC 98-96 Saturday, while the Seminoles rolled over Miami, 99-81No. 1 Baylor takes a school-record 20-game winning streak into Austin tonight where they’ll play Texas. The Bears beat Texas 59-44 in their Big 12 opener at home on Jan. 4. — Philip Rivers’ career with the Los Angeles Chargers has come to an end. The Chargers say that Rivers will enter free agency and not return for the upcoming season. Rivers has 30 franchise records. His 224 consecutive regular-season starts are second-most among quarterbacks in NFL history and his 123 wins are ninth. He is one of six quarterbacks to eclipse 50,000 career yards.— A person familiar with the meeting says suspended Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has spoken with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about being reinstated. Garrett was banned indefinitely for pulling Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off and striking him over the head with it during a game on Nov. 15. Garrett’s meeting with Goodell was a necessary step before he’s allowed to play in 2020. Garrett missed Cleveland’s final six games last season.  — The Washington Redskins have hired Jennifer King as a coaching intern who will work with the offensive staff throughout the season. King will be a full-year intern but not a full-time assistant coach. She most recently worked as an offensive assistant at Dartmouth College. Before that she interned for the Carolina Panthers during now-Redskins coach Ron Rivera’s tenure with them.— The Los Angeles Rams have hired former Denver outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley as their new defensive coordinator. The Rams also announced the hirings of offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and special teams coordinator John Bonamego.MLB NEWS NBA SCHEDULENine games in the NBAUNDATED (AP) — A number of top NBA teams are on the court tonight, but only a couple of them are playing each other.The league-leading Milwaukee Bucks host the Sacramento Kings. The Bucks are back home after thumping the Magic in Orlando Saturday.Toronto is on a 14-game winning streak. They’ll host the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bears received 48 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel to stay at No. 1 for the fourth straight week. No. 2 Gonzaga had 15 first-place votes and No. 3 Kansas one.San Diego State and Louisville rounded out the top five.Seton Hall was the only change among the top 10 after moving up two spots to No. 10.No. 13 Penn State had the biggest jump of the week, moving up nine spots for its highest ranking since reaching No. 9 in 1995-96.Preseason No. 1 Michigan State dropped out of the rankings from No. 16 following a three-game losing streak. OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a three-year contract extension with safety Chuck Clark.Clark had a career-high 12 starts in 2019 and led the team with 68 tackles. He had been set to enter the final season of his rookie contract in 2020.Selected in the sixth round of the 2017 draft out of Virginia Tech, Clark spent his first two NFL seasons playing on special teams and serving as backup on defense before enjoying a breakthrough year. After becoming a fixture in the starting lineup, Clark took over the defensive communication helmet and played a key role in leading the unit.The Ravens won the AFC North with a 14-2 record.In other NFL news: Associated Press And, in perhaps the best matchup of the night, Utah follows up a 114-113 road victory in Houston yesterday with a visit to Dallas.The Denver Nuggets have won three in a row. They get a visit from the Spurs.Miami continues its West Coast trip, looking to get back on a winning track after three straight losses, including a 115-109 decision in Portland Sunday. They’re in San Francisco to play a Golden State team that currently holds the worst record in the league.Meanwhile, down in the L.A., LeBron James and the Western Conference-leading Lakers host the Phoenix Suns.The rest of the schedule has Charlotte at Detroit, Brooklyn visiting Indiana and Orlando hosting Atlanta. —Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger is suing the Houston Astros. He contends that the Astros’  sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career. The suit seeks unspecified damages for interfering with and harming his career. He’s also asking the Astros forfeit their nearly $31 million in postseason shares from their 2017 World Series title, with the money going to children’s charities in Los Angeles and a fund for needy retired players.— Masahiro Tanaka feels cheated by the Houston Astros. Tanaka’s Yankees lost to the Astros in a seven-game AL Championship Series in 2017. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred found the Astros broke rules against electronic sign stealing in 2017, including during the postseason. Houston won all four home games against the Yankees in the playoffs, when the Astros players had the advantage of the sign-stealing system, and lost all three in the Bronx.— The Minnesota Twins will be working with a new piece of smart technology at spring training this year. The high-tech pitching mound is really a heavily instrumented ramp built to simulate a mound and it measures the ground forces involved in throwing a pitch.,Update on the latest sports,Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

Lawrence-Ogidan Vows to Transform Baseball and Softball in Nigeria

first_img“We are ready to take this game to all schools in Lagos state and provide necessary training kits for the schools because we believe in Grassroots Development. We will also train the schools games teachers on the technical aspects of the game.“We have access to kits don’t let us worry ourselves about that, whether locally or internationally, already I can tell you what is on the way, there are three separate clubs in the United states that are willing to partner with Lagos State Baseball and Softball association.“Personally I have two people who have told me and expressed their wish to be an international consultants to us in terms of having a sister club abroad. I know in Atlanta, I know in Dallas and in Maryland they are ready to work with us and this will help us in terms of kits”.Mr Lawrence –Ogidan further emphasized that his Board is organising a well structured League in order to get attention from well meaning Nigerians who are staunched lover of Baseball and Softball in the country adding that their aim is to have long, medium and short term plans which is to build a Lagos state Baseball Park.“ Our plan is to have a land for a baseball Park which has been discussed with the incoming Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu and having a Baseball Park will solved many problems in developing the game which is our long term plan which will definitely attract sponsors to invest into the game and have a well structured league in the state”.Lagos state Baseball and Softball league kicks off on the 27th of April with six clubs. The league will last duration of six weeks.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Lagos State Baseball and SoftBall Association has affirmed it readiness to develop the game in the State through Grassroots development .The Chairman of the State Baseball and Softball Association, Mr Abiodun Lawrence Ogidan said the aim is to spread the game across the schools in the State and provide the necessary equipments and to train the schools games’ teachers the technical aspect of the game.Mr Lawrence-Ogidan further said that some reputable citizens have indicated interest to consult for the association and help raise the standard of the sport to the level that would be rated as one of the best in the world. Abiodun Lawrence Ogidanlast_img read more

Last hoorah for pair of Point-Counterpoint legends

first_imgDAVE MCGRATH/Herald photo compilationMcGrath: April 25, 2004: The humble beginnings of the global phenomenon that is Point-Counterpoint. Future Herald Sports Hall-of-Famer Tom Ziemer had a career-defining performance in upstaging Adam Parks (comparable to Don Majkowski), arguing that Rodgers was the steal of the 2005 draft, being not only the heir-apparent to Wisconsin deity Brett Favre, but superior to Captain Turnover already. I mean, at least when Rodgers throws the ball he does actually look at his receivers and not just launch the ball 50 yards downfield like one of those old ball-shooting machines from American Gladiators. …Poppy: McGrath is being more boneheaded than Skeletor on this point. It’s obvious Aaron Rodgers was a horrible choice for the Pack in 2005. He’s just lucky he hasn’t been able to get any playing time behind the best football player of all time (you know his name — Brett Favre). If Rodgers were to ever play, he would prove that he’s the next Tim Couch, or the next Akili Smith or the next Cade McNown — heck, Rodgers belongs in the draft class of 1999.The Packers made a big mistake by passing up a major talent. Green Bay could’ve drafted Luis Castillo, who San Diego took just four picks later. Sure, he’s a second baseman, but everyone knows the Packers could use some help at skills positions, and speed always helps. I’m not exactly sure why the Chargers are playing him at defensive tackle, or how he’s also playing for the Twins.If Parks was still around for Point-Counter Point today, he would’ve been furious with the Packers’ draft this year. Justin Harrell? Are you kidding me? But while hardcore Packers fans like St. Vincent were crying for a running back or wide receiver, Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson was right in going with a defensive player. He just should’ve taken Florida safety Reggie Nelson instead.Born with the same first name as Reggie Jackson, Nelson was born for great things. It would’ve only been a matter of time before Nelson was running down the sidelines pumping his fist following a home run of a pick-6 … McGrath: Pop’s argument here is weaker than an Urkel punch: Reggie Jackson? That guy had nerdier glasses than the aforementioned Laura-lover. No, Nelson was destined for greatness because he received the name of the immortal Reggie Bush, who makes moves on the football field more impressive than some of the jukes and jives John Travolta pulled out in “Saturday Night Fever.”Speaking of which, word on the street is that Travolta is the world’s worst bowler, throwing gutter balls even with bumpers on. If you are looking for a celebrity that could truly make it in the world of professional sports, look no further than Pauly Shore, who would make a spectacular NHL goaltender. Sure, he’s like 5-foot-2 and 78 pounds, but any skater worth his false teeth would be aiming not for the net but squarely for Shore’s head. He’d never give up a goal because the opposing team would constantly be trying to give him puck-shaped bruises or would constantly be outmanned due to the countless roughing calls he will draw when opponents drop-kick him. Poppy: McGrath’s point receives a less-than-stellar “Whoopee!” The best celebrity-turned-athlete is, without a doubt, Eddie Griffin. Did you see him crash that $1.5 million Ferrari Enzo?Not only that, but then he laughed it off, saying, “Undercover Brother’s good at karate and all the rest of that, but the brother can’t drive.” NASCAR could use a guy like Griffin. Sure, he wouldn’t win a race any time soon, but he’d sure make things interesting. Or better yet, make a spin-off of “Celebrity Boxing.” Something like “Celebrity Racing”: See which star can demolish the most expensive car first!But Eddie Griffin the actor’s car crash doesn’t even compare to Eddie Griffin the basketball player’s car crash. This Griffin reportedly got into an accident while masturbating to pornography in his SUV. My guess is that he was watching some X-rated version of “Deuce Bigalow” in honor of the other Eddie Griffin.Best. Car crash. Ever.McGrath: Of course Poppy (who openly campaigned Keenen Thompson’s “Snakes on a Plane” performance for an Oscar) would sing the praises of Eddie Griffin, but once again he is farther off. The greatest crash in the history of sports didn’t actually involve a car but an airboat parachute. Of course, I refer to Fan Man, who crashed into a turnbuckle ring during a prizefight in 1993. The only thing that would’ve made the fight better would be if it had taken place not during a boxing match, but during WrestleMania, so that “Macho Man” Randy Savage could’ve delivered his famous flying elbow to Aerial Airboat.Of course, such physical exertion would leave even the Macho King sweaty and parched (especially if he had snapped into a salty Slim Jim recently), and he’d have to reach for the Go-GURT, the greatest sports drink on the market, delivering a fruitful, thirst quenching bacterial culture that also satisfies as a meal in a pinch. Poppy: Go-GURT was said to be yogurt with attitude. Please, that’s like saying Blatz is Milwaukee’s finest beer. … Wait, that’s actually their slogan. Anyway, there’s no doubt the best sports drink is none other than Infuse. It’s the exact same thing as Gator-, Power- or any other -ade that’s out there, except it’s cheaper … just like Blatz.Better yet, Infuse is sold at Aldi’s — the best grocery store in America. Who cares what brand the food is as long as it’s really, really cheap? Sure, you have to bag your own food, but just bring your punk kid-brother to do the dirty work. Plus, Aldi’s is slowly, but surely expanding. Now you can buy digital cameras, computers and other electronic products there. I know Aldi’s is the first place I’d want to purchase such products; no other place could possibly be as reliable.McGrath: If you like paying for shopping carts and only having one brand of anything (like T.G.I. Friday’s Potato Wedge chips as the sole potato chip option) to choose from and really creepy clientele, then you’ll like Aldi’s. As for me, I happen to think it — and Pop Goes the Weasel’s argument, for that matter — are worse than dog poo on the bottom of your shoe. Besides, word on the street is that Richard Simmons, — maybe the most influential Point-Counterpoint icon of all time — shops for computers there often. The only time you want to be near Mr. “Creepiest guy since Carl Golden” is if he is staring you down on the opposite end of a dodgeball court, guaranteeing victory. In fact, if I were to choose one person who had the worst hair, attitude, dress and overall game in the world of sports it would certainly be the gymnast Mr. Dick Simmons.Poppy: Simmons may be the worst of many topics, but the worst general (that is, combining all aspects from looks to skill) is none other than Tyrone Hill. First off, he’s hideous. He looks a human version of Dracula’s batty formation. Secondly, he sucks. Citing Wikipedia, Hill struggles from Brick Hands Syndrome, “a syndrome where hands are permanently in an erect position, and it makes [catching] the ball nearly impossible.” Man, Hill played 14 seasons with these erect hands. He really should’ve consulted his doctor. That’s longer than the recommended 4 hour-limit with an erection for pills like Cialis.McGrath: So this is it, the final PCP for two legends with five semesters of Point-Counterpoint experience and the end of an era. From arguments on worst five-man dodgeball team, the NBA’s Comeback Player of the Year, worst sports musician and best footwear, the debates are sure to join the ranks of Roe v. Wade and Watergate. Finally though, I think we can all agree on one thing:Point: McGrath.last_img read more

No. 27 Syracuse upset by No. 35 Wichita State, 4-1, in first round of NCAA tournament

first_imgUPDATED: May 11, 2018 at 9:48 p.m.On Tuesday, Gabriela Knutson said a first-round loss to No. 35 Wichita State would be “embarrassing.” Three days later, the Shockers upset No. 27 Syracuse (17-8, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) in dominating fashion, 4-1, at Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center in Oxford, Mississippi.After dropping the first point of the match, SU could not recover in singles. Knutson and Miranda Ramirez’s hopes of facing No. 6 Ole Miss in the second round of NCAA tournament never came to fruition even though SU was a favorite to win its first-round matchup. The Orange’s problems started with an early deficit. No. 8 Knutson and Ramirez opened their doubles match against WSU’s No. 72 Fatima Bizhukova and Marta Bellucco up 4-2. On the other side of the courts, SU was down in second and third doubles. With two victories needed to take the first point of the match, the Orange could not even muster one. After Masha Tritou and Dina Hegab dropped their third doubles match, 1-6, Knutson and Ramirez lost four straight games to clinch the doubles point for the Shockers. Down a point, SU needed to win four of its six singles matches to beat WSU. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly on, SU’s best three players were overmatched by WSU’s top half of the lineup. Sofya Golubovskaya was blindsided by the play of No. 124 Sandra Honigova from the start. The SU freshman only won two of 14 games, and her loss gave the Shockers a two-point lead. Next to Golubovskaya, Ramirez struggled in second singles. Ramirez took the first game of the match after a pair of forehand winners, but her early lead erased quickly. Down 1-4, the sophomore started to get frustrated after floating a couple of shots past the endline. After a 2-6 first set defeat, Ramirez dealt with identical problems and dropped her second set in similar fashion. The 2-6, 2-6 loss meant the Orange’s chances of a victory were becoming bleak. The attention turned to No. 5 Knutson. SU’s first singles player, who hadn’t dropped a match to a player currently ranked outside of the top 10 all season, was overmatched from the start. Knutson’s opponent, WSU’s No. 72 Fatima Bizhukova, dominated with her serve early. By countering Knutson’s first serve, Bizhukova started to take early points and took a 4-0 lead. As Knutson fought back, she started to overhit her targets and couldn’t hold on in rallies resulting in a 2-6 first set loss. Knutson opened the second set with her forehand to put herself up early. As the score leveled at 2-2, Knutson started to slow down as Bizhukova began to exploit the middle of the court. As the end of the match neared, Knutson threw her hands up in the air and hit her racket to the ground as she missed an easy forehand winner that floated out of bounds at 3-5. In a day filled with missed opportunities from Syracuse, Knutson summed up the match with that one reaction: utter frustration. Knutson’s 2-6, 3-6 loss clinched the match for the Shockers and ended SU’s season.In a year where Syracuse more than doubled its win total, knocked off then-No. 3 Georgia Tech and boasted a winning conference record for the first time in five years, the Orange’s season ended to a team that didn’t have a top-35 win on the season, until Friday.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Marta Bellucco was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelmanlast_img read more

Asian Para Games 2018: Deepa Malik clinches second bronze as India adds to tally of 59 medals

first_imgIn swimming, Swapnil Patil clinched a silver in the men’s 100m backstroke in the S10 category. The S10 classification covers physical impairment. Patil earlier won a bronze in the men’s 400m freestyle. LIVE TV Press Trust Of India It was a good day at the office for the country’s para-athletes as they finished the day with three medals as India continued its impressive performance at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta on Friday. 1 year ago IND v WI: Roston Chase, Jason Holder defy India as West Indies post 295/7 at stumps on Day 1 of second Test 1 year ago Me Too: Celebrity Hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani Attacks Amitabh Bachchan, says ‘You Will Pay’ SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND 1 year ago The young boy with a big heart: French sensation Kylian Mbappe reveals decision behind donating $500,000 to charity “I work as a coach in the Gujarat’s Sports Authority of India. My target is Paralympics. I will play in the World Championships next,” Parmar said after winning the gold.”So, I want support from my office and I need sponsors. When we go to play international tournaments we don’t have sponsors and we have to fund ourselves. I request the government to help us,” she added. First Published: 12th October, 2018 19:39 ISTcenter_img Two gold medals from chess, another yellow metal won in badminton and a bronze from Rio-Olympic medalist Deepa Malik, has now added to India’s tally of 59 medals in the Games, which consists of 11 gold, 18 silver and 30 bronze. WATCH US LIVE India also won a bronze medal in the men’s C4 Individual Pursuit 4000m cycling event with Gurlal Singh claiming the third position. This event is for athletes with a below the knee amputation and a prosthesis on one leg. Written By K Jennitha Anto clinched the gold in women’s individual rapid P1 chess event after beating Manurung Roslinda of Indonesia 1-0 in the final round, while Kishan Gangolli got the better of Majid Bagheri in the men’s individual rapid VI – B2/B3 event to claim the top spot. Rapid  P1 event is for physically impaired athletes while rapid VI – B2/B3 event features partially blind competitors.In para-badminton, Parul Parmar notched up a 21-9 21-5 victory over Wandee Kamtam of Thailand to win the gold medal in the women’s singles SL3 event. Athletes in this class have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking/running balance but they play in standing positions. COMMENT Earlier in the day, Rio Paralympics silver-medallist Deepa Malik bagged her second medal at the ongoing competition when she clinched the bronze in the women’s F51/52/53s discus throw. Deepa produced her best effort in her fourth attempt, a 9.67 metre throw to claim the third spot.The other Indian in fray, Ekta Bhyan, who won the gold in the women’s club throw event, finished last in a four-strong field with a best attempt of 6.52m. In F51/52/53 category, athletes have full power and movements in their arms, but none in their abdominal muscles and typically no sitting balance. They compete in seated positions.In the women’s discus throw F11 category, Nidhi Mishra claimed a b FOLLOW US Last Updated: 12th October, 2018 19:47 IST Asian Para Games 2018: Deepa Malik Clinches Second Bronze As India Adds To Tally Of 59 Medals Rio Paralympics silver-medallist Deepa Malik bagged her second medal at the ongoing competition when she clinched the bronze in the women’s F51/52/53s discus throw.last_img read more

Mayor Dale V.C. Holness, Broward Black Elected Officials to Host Black…

first_imgBroward County, FL – On Thursday, February 13, 2020, the Broward Black Elected Officials (BBEO), and Mayor Dale V.C. Holness, Chair of BBEO, will host their Black History Month Program at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) located at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  This is BBEO’s fourth annual black history event with this year’s being, Forward Together Uniting the Diaspora.The evening will begin with a special greeting from U.S. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, District 20, and will also feature special cultural performances, discussions on the Broward Black Action Plan (BBAP), and an opportunity to network and visit booths to receive information on services provided by different organizations and businesses located in Broward County.A special segment of the program will honor past BBEO Chairs: Levoyd Williams, Former Commissioner, City of Lauderdale Lakes; Commissioner Margaret Bates, City of Lauderhill; Mayor Eric H. Jones, Jr, City of West Park; and a posthumous honor to former City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner, Carlton B. Moore.“We want this year’s event to be about culture, connection, involvement, and action.  We also want to recognize past BBEO chairs for their hard work and their years of dedicated service,” says Mayor Holness.“Our first BBEO Black History event last February was a tremendous success, hundreds of people turned out.  This year we decided to partner with the Florida Panthers to create an event that celebrates our history, but also gives back to the community,” says Mayor Holness.General admission is free, attendees are asked to RSVP by clicking here.   For more information please contact The Office of the Honorable Dale V.C. Holness at 954-357-7009.last_img read more

Zachariassen gives verdict on Omnisports friendly

first_imgHead coach of Asante Kotoko, Kjetil Zachariassen, believes Wednesday’s friendly with Ivorian side, Societe Omnisports De L’ Arme at the Baba Yara Stadium, was very helpful in their preparations for their CAF Champions League campaign.The match ended goalless but it gave Zachariassen the chance to gauge the level of readiness of his players ahead of their clash with Nigerian side Kano Pillars in the preliminary round of the continent’s top club competition.For the Norwegian, the match served a very useful purpose for him and the players.“We are as ready as we can be at this stage. You can see that we have been training and today was another chance to play a match after the training. We tried to implement our systems and structures.I think today we were a little more off than on. There was so much distance between the players but that is adjustable. So, competitive wise the players are there.”However, there were some things that did not please Zachariassen and he hoped that the team would put these things right going forward.“A lot of people will say that we played this game without a shot on target but that is not true. The thing is that we controlled the game but we did that in areas that were not needed.We had the ball a lot of the ball in deep positions instead of playing it forward and the players could not tell me why they were doing that. We will have to work on those things.”Kotoko face Kano Pillars on the weekend August 9-11 with the second leg set for August 23-25.last_img read more