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  • Keller can’t be caught at Dacotah

    first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (June 2) – Jeremy Keller couldn’t be caught in the Friday feature for IMCA Modi­fieds at Dacotah Speedway.Quentin Kinzley was the early leader, ahead of Shawn Strand and Jason Wolla. Wolla, who started eleventh, cracked into the top three by lap 10.Strand caught and passed Kinzley before a caution for debris from Wolla’s race car brought out a caution on lap 12. Wolla was sent to the tail end of the field and on the restart, Keller went low under Strand and took the lead.Keller pulled away from the field until another caution regrouped the field. He edged away on the restart as Strand and Marlyn Seidler battled for second. Seidler slipped by for second with eight laps to go, bringing Brad Hartigan with him.No one could catch Keller, however. Seidler finished second ahead of Hartigan. Strand finished fourth while Travis Olheiser made a late-race pass to finish fifthJason Berg won the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature comfortably ahead of Chase Schlafmann. Alex Thompson crossed the Open Road Honda finish line third ahead of Craig Kastner and Stan Thompson.last_img read more

  • Lallana hails Clyne swoop

    first_img Press Association Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes the club have pulled off a “great coup” with the signing of former Southampton team-mate Nathaniel Clyne. “To manage to persuade him to sign for Liverpool – as I’m sure there would have been other top clubs, and even European clubs interested in him – is a great coup for us. “When Southampton signed him from Palace you could see he had potential. “Since then, he’s developed and learnt the game – he’s turned from a kid into a man on the pitch. “He’s as solid as they come for a right-back and getting forward, he’s got goals in his locker. “In one versus one situations defensively, he’s the kind of full-back you just don’t want to come up against.” Clyne, 24, made his England debut last November and is expected to be the replacement for Glen Johnson at both club and international level. “Last season he probably had his best season at Southampton, got an England call up and he’s been a regular in the squad ever since,” added Lallana. “I’ve not been surprised by his progress.” The England right-back became the Reds’ sixth signing of a busy summer when he completed a £12million move on Wednesday. “It’s a massive signing for us,” Lallana told The Liverpool midfielder is also impressed by the moves the club have already made in readiness for the start of pre-season next week. “The signings so far have been tremendous,” he said. “There’s (Roberto) Firmino, (James) Milner, (Danny) Ings and now Clyne, as well as (Adam) Bogdan and (Joe) Gomez. “It’s a great variety and added to what we’ve already got, hopefully it can be a good combination for success.” Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes the club’s captain-elect Jordan Henderson will be England’s dominant midfielder over the next few years. “The last season he really has developed into a world-class football player,” he told “With Gerrard on his way out (to Los Angeles Galaxy) and the captaincy available, now is the time for Henderson to kick on and develop in his career. “I think he will be Liverpool and England’s dominant midfield player for years to come.” last_img read more

  • Bravo taking legal action against WICB after sacking

    first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is taking legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after he was dropped from the squad before the recently concluded tri-nations One-Day series in Zimbabwe.Bravo is claiming unlawful dismissal after he was sent home by the on-tour management committee for blasting WICB president Dave Cameron in a row over contracts.The Guardian newspaper is reporting that Bravo’s lawyer has sent a pre-action protocol letter to the WICB last week which has been received by the board.Bravo, the most consistent batsman for the Caribbean side in the longest format, was overlooked for the top tier and offered a Grade C contract.The row between the stylish Trinidadian batsman and Cameron erupted after Cameron gave an explanation for their offer, stating that Bravo’s performances were not consistent enough to merit a higher grade of pay.Bravo lashed out at Cameron on Twitter, accusing him and the board officials of never offering him a Grade A contract in the first place despite his consistency.In the tweet, Bravo was alleged to have referred to the WICB president as “a big idiot”.last_img read more

  • Cricket News Indian team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be announced on April 15

    first_img New Delhi: The Indian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be announced on April 15 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. According to the ICC playing conditions, under the new Members Playing Agreement (MPA) which came into effect since 2016, the teams need to submit their final 15-man squad lists for the WC a month prior to the event. According to various media reports, the selection of the Indian cricket team was earlier supposed to happen on April 20. After India had lost the five-match ODI series against Australia, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had said he was clear on his team combination for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.India’s chief selector MSK Prasad had quoted, “As far as Indian cricket team is concerned, we will be announcing our team for the World Cup on or before April 20. I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. We have worked on this for almost one and a half years. We have observed all the players, tested good combinations. We are confident that the team we will announce, will definitely win the World Cup to be held in England in 2019,” Prasad said. highlights “We are not going to give the excuse that we lost the games because we tried out players. As a side, combination wise, we are sorted. Condition-based, there is one maximum change in the World Cup. We are clear on the playing XI for World Cup. We have to focus on the decisions that resulted in our loss. Hardik Pandya’s return balances the batting and the bowling. We know where we are going to the World Cup as a combination. We have to take better decisions in pressure situations. There is no confusion relating to combination or the playing XI,” Kohli said.India will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 in Southampton but all eyes will be on the June 16 encounter against arch-rivals, Pakistan. Since the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF jawans, there have been calls to boycott the match against Pakistan as protests against the terror activities of Pakistan. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India will open their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5.India will play Pakistan on June 16 in Manchester.India lost the recent five-match ODI series against Australia 2-3.last_img read more

  • Farfan & Mendes continues partnership with RHTY&SC

    first_imgTHE highly successful relationship between the Providence-based Farfan and Mendes Limited and Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) M.S., was renewed for the 22nd successive year.The company and the club have enjoyed a close and cordial relationship since 1997, when Farfan and Mendes Limited came on board as the official sponsor of the RHTY&SC Under-15 team.This year’s sponsorship is worth $250 000.RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, noted that Farfan and Mendes Limited is currently the longest-serving official sponsor of the club and over the years has played a major role in its development.Foster hailed the company as the main foundation of the club’s remarkable success story.“In a country where sponsorship for sports is difficult to obtain, the relationship between the RHTY&SC and Farfan & Mendes Ltd can only be described as extra special,” Foster said.The team, Foster said, would continue to represent the company and its brand with pride, passion and discipline.The team have won five Berbice Under-15 championships, the Berbice championship and also eight other tournaments organised by the RHTY&SC. Over the last 22 years the club has provided numerous players who have played for Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies.The Under-15 cricketers over the years have successfully completed hundreds of personal development programmes with the main aim of assisting their peers, the elderly and the less fortunate.The largest project completed by the team was the construction of the Hugh Desmond Hoyte Memorial Playfield. The team is also the host of ‘The Dare to Dream and Make a Wish’ Programmes.With the formation of the King Solomon Logistics Under-12 and Poonai Pharmacy Under-13 teams, the Under-15 team now has a permanent feeder system for players.Four of the team’s players have been shortlisted in the Berbice Cricket Board Under-15 squad for the upcoming Inter-county championship while several were involved in the recent Inter-zone Under-13 and Under-15 tournaments.Marketing Executive of Farfan & Mendes Ltd, Onai Vasconcellos, hailed the close bond between the two organisations.Farfan & Mendes Ltd, Vasconcellos noted, is dedicated to a long-term relationship with the RHTY&SC, an organisation which is a role model to others in Guyana.Vasconcellos praised the Under-15 cricketers for being outstanding representatives of his company’s brand and logo.He expressed satisfaction that the company’s finances were used for the intended purpose and proving to be a very productive investment.last_img read more

  • Lakers’ Galle, Royer win sectional tennis doubles title

    first_imgA third Cazenovia doubles team, Mae Sayre and Emma Thornton did not get out of the opening round as they took a 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 defeat to another Marcellus tandem, Elaina Mahoney and Megan Mitchell.Meanwhile, in the Division II sectional tournament at Utica Parkway Courts, Chittenango had its top players try to make long runs.In singles, the Bears’ Brooke DiFlorio won 6-1, 6-1 over Jamesville-DeWitt’s Celia Reid before a 6-1, 6-2 quarterfinal defeat to New Hartford’s top seed, Grace LaFountain.Anna Rooney led early in her in her first-round singles match with the Spartans’ Anna Farkouh, but lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 as Farkouh ultimately reached the semifinals before losing to LaFountain in straight sets.In doubles, Chittenango had Abbie Austin and Allison Soulier win in the first round and then top Whitesboro’s Shelby Miller and Yanna Pavlyukovets 7-6, 6-4, but then lost a 6-1, 6-1 quarterfinal to Jamesville-DeWitt’s Mona Farah and Tara Pollock.It was the same for the Bears’ Riley Ellis and Sarah Lanphear, who topped the J-D duo of Riya Sharma and Lana Wisniewski 6-4, 6-4, only to drop a close 6-4, 7-5 quarterfinal match to New Hartford’s Rachel DeRocco and Tess Evans.Leah Demauro and Jessica Hallack lost in the opening round 10-0 to Oneida’s Mikah Albro and Hannah Myatt.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story With a dominant performance over four rounds that ultimately spanned four days with a lot of rain in between, Cazenovia girls tennis players Alex Galle and Nina Royer were victorious in last week’s Section III Division III tournament.Each of the first four rounds was contested at Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts, where Galle and Royer held the top seed and never was challenged on its way to the finals.Following a first-round bye, Galle and Royer blanked Canastota’s Skyler Donley and Valona Whitehead 6-0, 6-0, setting up a quarterfinal and another 6-0, 6-0 shutout, this one over Jordan-Elbridge’s Katelyn Precourt and Gabrielle Skotinski. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangoTenniscenter_img The semifinal wasn’t much different, Galle and Royer handling Marcellus’ Kaitlyn Kemp and Morgan Walsh 6-2, 6-1 to set up a final against the Skaneateles pair of Ella Danforth and Emma Miller.After two days of weather postponements, Galle and Royer finally met Danforth and Miller Saturday at Oneida High School. A first set tie-breaker went 7-6 in Galle and Royer’s favor, and after the Skaneateles pair won the second set 6-2, the third set belonged to the Cazenovia duo, whose 6-1 victory produced a sectional title.Nova Berger and Emma Schwartz won 6-1, 6-4 over J-E’s Delaney Dunham and Meghan Whalen before Kemp and Walsh beat them 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.last_img read more

  • Walsh bounces back from early injury

    first_imgJEFF SCHODFHEIDE/Herald photoAs the Badgers opened the season in Milwaukee two weeks ago, no one honestly could have seen this coming from Taylor Walsh.In fact, as the University of Wisconsin (4-1) faced off against UW-Milwaukee, Walsh was forced to watch from the sideline, helpless as her team lost 3-0.Now, Walsh is playing as well offensively as anyone in the Big Ten. Over the weekend, she earned tournament MVP honors at the Hoosier Classic, scoring once against Cal Poly and recording her first career hat trick in Wisconsin’s 7-1 victory over Vermont.“So far the season has been pretty exciting,” Walsh said. “All that is really nice and it feels like a lot of hard work paying off. At the same time, none of that would have happened if my team hadn’t done so well.”Walsh has scored at least one goal in each of the Badgers’ last four games. With six goals and 13 points, she shares the conference lead for goals as well as goals per game average, points per game, points in a single game and goals in a single game.The Badgers are enjoying a streak of their own, having won four straight games after losing the opener to the Panthers.“Taylor’s success is the team’s success,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “I think when she gets acknowledged, you have to give her credit for what she’s done. But it also acknowledges the team nationally. I think that’s something good for the program, and she’s doing her part to put the name of the program in front of people.”Walsh has been aided in her efforts by freshman Laurie Nosbusch, who has added three goals of her own to go along with three assists.“I couldn’t have done this without playing with Laurie up top,” Walsh said. “Laurie creates so many chances for me. I’m just lucky to get to be on the end of it and end up getting a lot of credit for it.”Walsh’s performance thus far has been as good as the Badgers have seen in years. With six goals in five team games, she already has passed her own team-high of four goals a year ago and matched her team-high from the 2006 season.In addition, her seven-point performance against Vermont tied a UW record. At her current pace, Walsh has a chance to also set a new school record for goals in a season, and she’s opening a few eyes along the way.“Taylor is a phenomenal player and no defense can really stop her,” senior goalkeeper Jamie Klages said. “The teams we play are going to get a little bit better, but I absolutely think she could keep up this pace.”Although it would be tough to pinpoint the exact reason for Walsh’s offensive outburst, a change in her offseason preparation may have been the key. Over the summer, Walsh traveled to Madison, N.J., to play with the Jersey Sky Blue of the United Soccer Leagues W-League.“This is the first year that she went away for the summer and played in a different environment,” Wilkins said. “I think that environment and her willingness to get outside her comfort zone has helped her to be a better player right now for the team, and I think that has really made her grow as a person and as a player.”As a member of the Sky Blue, Walsh netted two goals and one assist. The two goals for Walsh came on consecutive nights, and both were eventual game-winners.Not only was Walsh named offensive MVP of the Hoosier Classic, but she was also honored as the Big Ten offensive player of the week. The honor is the first weekly award of Walsh’s career, and she became the first Badger to earn the honor since 2006.Despite her current success and accolades received from teammates and coaches, Walsh is careful not to let it interfere with her play. She understands how early the season still is and remains focused on the remainder of the schedule.“It feels really nice, but I don’t want to get that excited about it because it’s still so early,” Walsh said. “If it’s all still true at the end of the season that’s one thing, but it’s just too early right now. Our team’s been playing really well, and I’ve just benefited from the way they’ve been playing.”last_img read more

  • Women of Troy hold on in overtime

    first_imgDown three points with 15 seconds left in the game, junior guard Jacki Gemelos made the kind of decision that keeps coaches up at night.Rather than work the ball around for an easier shot, she launched — and drained — a contested 28-foot three-pointer. After a tense final seconds that saw the teams combine for three turnovers, the game went into overtime deadlocked at 53.“We have a lot of confidence in Jacki’s ability to score,” said USC coach Michael Cooper. “She is one of her best shooters from that type of range.  It was a great shot.”In the extra period, the teams matched each other basket for basket until Gemelos pulled up for another three, this one from much closer, to give the Women of Troy a 62-59 lead they would not relinquish.“It’s a testament to this team that they were able to pull it together and get the win,” Cooper said.Junior guard Briana Gilbreath blocked a layup attempt in the final minute to seal the 65-61 victory for USC on senior day.“I wish it hadn’t been that close but it was a great win and a great game,” said senior center Kari LaPlante.  “Hopefully we can keep this momentum for [the Pac-10 tournament].”Emotions ran high for the Women of Troy during a pregame tribute to its two graduating seniors,­­ LaPlante and forward Michelle Franco.None of that emotion was present in the opening minutes for USC, however.  Seeming content to launch contested jumpers, the Women of Troy came out flat and found themselves in an early 7-2 hole.But USC, led by LaPlante and Franco, clawed back into the game, passing up outside shots in favor of post opportunities. An offensive rebound turned into a three-point play for Franco, and LaPlante beat her defender off the dribble for a layup.Gilbreath capped a frustrating first half by picking up a late technical foul. USC’s leading scorer missed all eight of her field goal attempts in the first half and finished the game with 12 points on just 3-for-17 from the field.Gilbreath did collect 10 rebounds and six assists in the game.Gemelos and freshman forward Cassie Harberts paced USC in the first half with eight and seven points, respectively. Gemelos’ layup just before the halftime buzzer gave the Women of Troy a 28-20 lead going into the break.Up 37-22 early in the second half, USC was seemingly on its way to a comfortable victory before sloppy play and poor shooting allowed the Huskies to end regulation on a 31-16 run.With younger, less inexperienced players inserted into the lineup, USC struggled.“Call [the run] a coach’s decision,” Cooper said.  “We wanted to get some kids some playing time at home. The momentum was going our way. If I had to do it over again I’d probably do it a little bit at a time instead of all at once.”Gemelos led the Women of Troy with 15 points,  including four three-pointers, and started at point guard in place of junior guard Ashley Corral, who was suspended two games for violating team rules.In their final home games, LaPlante and Franco added eight and three points, respectively. As a team, the Women of Troy shot just 33 percent but made 17 of their 30 free throw attempts.last_img read more

  • Syracuse football game day: What to know about the Central Connecticut State matchup

    first_img Published on September 1, 2017 at 11:13 am Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ With the 2017 home opener upon us, here’s what you need to know as SU football begins its quest for its first winning season since 2013. The Orange is coming off back-to-back 4-8 seasons, while the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils finished 2-9 a year ago. Kickoff for Friday’s game is at 7 p.m.How can you watch the game? The game will air on ACC Network Extra.What are the biggest storylines surrounding Syracuse football? Check out our complete football guide, featuring embattled junior quarterback Eric Dungey, itinerant wide receiver/running back/return man Ervin Philips, and the “cows” of the offensive line. We also introduce the world of college football travel, since SU will travel nearly 5,000 miles via planes.How much do tickets cost? Tickets are still for sale, as low as $25 per seat. For first-year students, admission is free with valid SUID. What is head coach Dino Babers saying before the game? SU’s second-year head coach took attention from his air raid offense, saying the defensive line and defensive backs units are “greatly improved.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhat should you know about the Central Connecticut Blue Devils? Here’s the CCSU report, and here’s the story of two CCSU players whose grandfather was an All-American lineman on the 1959 Syracuse national championship team. What’s that patch on the new uniforms? The patch honors the late Dick MacPherson, SU’s legendary coach in the 1980s who died last month. A design in his honor will also appear on the Carrier Dome turf throughout the season. It’s the first game of the season, but how will SU fare throughout 2017? Our beat writers offer their thoughts on how Syracuse will do this year. Speaking of predictions, how will SU fare against CCSU on Friday? Our beat writers predict the Orange will steamroll the Blue Devils. Who’s playing where? Here’s the Week 1 depth chart, with analysis. What is Babers saying about the victims in Houston? Babers has numerous ties to the city and offered his prayers for those affected by the storm this week. Anything else you should know? Junior Kielan Whitner is transitioning from safety to middle linebacker, a key switch in the SU defense. Commentslast_img read more

  • Film review: Syracuse’s 2019 offensive line failures overflow into 2020

    first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 15, 2020 at 12:00 am Contact Anthony: Commentscenter_img The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.One game into the 2020 season, Syracuse’s problems with its offensive line have persisted since last year.Converted fullback and tight end Chris Elmore has moved to left guard to fill in for Dakota Davis, who’s injured. The Orange (0-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) couldn’t block for their running backs and struggled to protect quarterback Tommy DeVito and control a talented UNC front at the point of attack. When they did successfully block, the receivers didn’t create separation.Below is a closer look at Syracuse’s offensive line performance in Week 1 against the Tar Heels (all screenshots via ACC Network):Carlos Vettorello pushed into DeVito for a sackAdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly in the second quarter, Syracuse faced a 3rd-and-10 near midfield. A first down would have put the Orange in UNC territory, but back-to-back incompletions instead put them in a third-and-goal situation.On this play, North Carolina feigns a blitz and instead brings five rushers. SU has seven people to block: five linemen plus a running back and tight end to pick up the rushers.When DeVito gets to the top of his drop back, he’s unable to find a receiver. He takes a split step forward to look for an escape from the pocket, but at that point, it’s too late. While the Orange are poised to pick up the extra rusher rather easily, UNC lineman Raymond Vohasek pushes Carlos Vettorello into DeVito for a sack.DeVito unable to find an open receiver on a 3rd-and-2 despite good protectionOn the Orange’s next full offensive drive, which came after a muffed punt and an SU field goal, they faced a 3rd-and-2 from their own 44-yard-line. Syracuse ran play-action with multiple underneath routes, and North Carolina brought four rushers initially with a delayed fifth blitzer.When DeVito again hits the top of his drop, he’s unable to find any open receivers as he scans the field. The Tar Heels have a spy on DeVito, and he’s limited in his ability to leave the pocket. If DeVito quickly releases to the receiver running an out route after, he might be able to fit it in. But the UNC defender is closing fast.Elmore and right guard Darius Tisdale are able to pancake the Tar Heels defender and provide more than enough time for DeVito to get the ball. Still, the play results in a scramble and eventual throwaway.An offensive line miscommunication leads to another DeVito sackJust before halftime, DeVito drops back to pass in UNC territory with a chance to finish a scoring drive. Facing a 3rd-and-10, the Tar Heels bring a three-man rush and drop eight into coverage. To help protect, Syracuse keeps seven players in and sends only three on routes. The result is seven blockers against three pash rushers. Initially, it appears that DeVito will have a clean pocket.But three Orange players end up blocking one UNC defender, and three SU blockers are standing around not blocking anyone. By the next screenshot, Vohasek has maneuvered his way into a free run at the SU quarterback. DeVito does well to avoid Vohasek, but Tomari Fox is able to beat three Orange blockers en route to another sack of DeVito.Loading…Syracuse’s run blocking allows too much penetrationFollowing an interception from Andre Cisco, Syracuse attempted a run on 1st-and-10 on its first offensive drive of the second half. Like 30% of the Orange’s runs on Saturday, they were stuffed. Head coach Dino Babers mentioned that the Orange allowed too much interior penetration to UNC, and on this play, he was correct.Here’s the view as Markenzy Pierre receives the handoff from DeVito: Two UNC players are already in the backfield, waiting for DeVito as the right side of the line collapses under the run blitz’s pressure. Sophomore right tackle Matthew Bergeron is blown by, and right guard Darius Tisdale immediately looks to block at the second level. Tisdale fails to touch the defender who sprints by him, instead stepping forward and failing to block a linebacker as Pierre is tackled in the backfield.Even when the line blocked well, the Orange’s passing game wasn’t effective in the game’s biggest momentsMidway through the third quarter came the game’s most important play: 3rd-and-goal for the Orange at the 4-yard line, and the offensive line blocked about as well as it could be.When DeVito reaches the top of his drop, there’s no defender near him, but none of his wide receivers are open. This was a common theme throughout most of the game film. Because of the deficiencies on the offensive line, Babers has had to keep a tight end or running back in on many plays. But more blockers means fewer players for DeVito to throw to.DeVito rightly steps up in the pocket to try to buy himself more time, but still, no one is open. The pocket starts to collapse after several seconds for the receivers to create more separation. But they can’t do it. DeVito is forced to flee the pocket to his right, something he did often Saturday.DeVito rolls to his right and plants his feet for the moment that could’ve given SU the lead. Aaron Hackett is open in the end zone with his hands raised, but DeVito doesn’t see him. He then attempts to run, realizes he’s going nowhere and takes a sack.The Orange struggled in every facet of offense on Saturday, and the team faces an even tougher test against Pittsburgh next week. Babers’ offense will need to find a way to get more receivers running routes while also protecting the quarterback. Otherwise, it could be a tough afternoon for the Orange.last_img read more