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Weekend Local Sports Results

first_imgAfter a busy opening week of 2020-2021, Volleyball season the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles hosted cross-county rivals, South Ripley Raiders. The Eagles came out and after a back and forth game took the first set 25-19. The second set was also competitive with South Ripley taking it 25-22. JCD came back to win the third and fourth sets with identical scores of 25-22. Lady Eagles Coach Cat Schmeltz: “I am incredibly proud of how this group played every single point in this match. Even when they got behind a few points they never gave up. The confidence that we have lacked in past seasons is becoming a huge benefit to us this season”Hitting:Desiree Sparks 24/25 5 kills; McKenzy Gray 9/11 4 kills; Julia Meyer 14/16 4 kills.Setting/Assist:Emma Newhart 43/43 12 assists; Katelyn Wagner 43/43 7 assists.Serving:Shaylee Volz 20/20 5 aces; McKenzy Gray 18/19 3 aces.Serve Receive:Sundress Cullen 31/32Digs:Shaylee Volz 21; Andrea Cullen 20; Emma Newhart 14.The Batesville Boys Soccer team traveled to Franklin County high school for a Saturday Morning match-winning 15-0.The Bulldogs controlled the field and made combination passes to find their way to the goal 10 times in the first half. JJ Kuisel, Kent Meyers, Ian Powers, Eli Pierson, and Cody Sims all put up goals on the scoreboard. The second half the starters set the tone in possession and switched for the younger players to finish off the half. Second-half goals came from junior Eli Pierson and then-freshman Sebbie Trainor, Owen Powers, and Noah Pierson. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.The Greensburg Lady Pirates traveled to Union County to secure their third win of the season 1-0. Both teams defenses kept the game at 0-0 until late in the second half.Greensburg Keeper Ella Lowe managed to keep the 9 on-target shots from Union County out of the net. The only point of the game came from one of Lowe’s punts out of the goal, setting up Kaly Haycock for a pass-through Union County’s defensive line to Emily Rosales who settled the ball in their opponent’s goal.Greensburg Lady Pirates travel to Batesville to match up against a local rival on Thursday at 5 p.m. This latest win brings their record to 3-1.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs finished 5th in the 14-team Connersville Invitational on Saturday at Willowbrook GC.  Team Scores. Franklin County 372, Zionsville 374, Richmond 377, Noblesville 379, Batesville 380, Fishers 392, Park Tudor 396, Yorktown 397, Connersville 399, Lawrenceburg 441, Union County 458, Centerville 482, Jennings County 488, North Decatur 533. Emma Weiler continues her domination in local invitational winning by nine strokes with a school-record even-par round of 72 Other scores for Batesville were Josie Meyer 88, Rhea Miller, and Madelyn Pohlman with 110, and Tori Harpring 114.   Batesville next plays at Hillcrest Monday evening against South Dearborn.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer. The North Decatur Lady Chargers placed 14th overall with a team score of 533.ND Individual Scores. Katy Kinker – Front: 61 – Back: 64 – Total – 125; Laronda Schwartz – Front: 68 – Back: 65 – Total – 133; Kenda Sieg – Front: 67 – Back: 69 – Total – 136; Rilie Sieg – Front: 70 – Back: 69 – Total – 139.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.The Franklin County lady Wildcats Golf finished in 2nd place at the Connersville Invite with a score of 372. The Wildcats continued to play well in the tough 14 team field.  FC Scores. Gracie Graf – 87; Camryn Brewer – 96; Nicole Mears – 86 (Career Low); Crystal Calihan – 103; Kelsie Brackney – 107.The Golf team will be back in action Tuesday vs East Central.Courtesy of Wildcats AD Denny Dorrel.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Shelbyville High Saturday and suffered their first defeat of the season. It was just not our day. Hopefully, we got all of that out of our system as we start the week of playing for conference games.   JV lost 25-253 and 25- 21.  Top servers were Belle Westerfeld 11/11, Kennedy Westrick 8/8, and Kaylie Raver 7/7. Kaylie led the tell in kills with 4.   Varsity lost 25-13, 25-16, 25-17.   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.  The East Central Lady Trojans Volleyball team traveled to Southport to Battle The Lady Cardinals. What would normally be their annual invitational, turned into a single JV/Varsity match-up this year. While our JV fought hard to the final point, they fell to the Cardinals 2-0. Varsity won with the scores of 16-25, 25-20, 25-17, & 30-28. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info‘We started off slow and very unimpressive. We handed Southport the win with 22 errors in that set alone. After regrouping and working together as a team, we managed to come back and win the next three sets. It turned into a great match. It was fun to watch and be a small part of. Both teams put up a strong fight and refused to give up. The effort and grit we showed definitely carried us through in crunch time.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.  Varsity is 2-1 on the season. Next up: all three teams are at Rushville on Tuesday.The North Decatur Lady Chargers placed 9th out of 14 teams at Western Boone.Lady Chargers. Gracie Osting 43 25:22; Jenna Walton 49 25:36; Paige Reisman 60 26:26; Ellie Cox DNR; Hannah Allen 117 33; Lauren Holloway 113 31:15; Paige Wessler 125 34:52; Philomenia Niese 144 39:45; Addie Gauck 103 30:14.The North Decatur Chargers participated in a meet at Borden.Chargers. Aiden O’Dell 116 22:04; Charlie Kramer DNR; Lance Nobbe 169 23:54; Caleb Bowels 150 23:04; Adam Mack 153 23:13; Owen Geis 149 23:03; Ryan Hancock 177 24:54; Chris Gauck 201 27:21; Cameron Medsker 207; 28:26; Collin Bryant 214 30:35; Brandan Gearhart DNR; Jack Cathey 197 27:13; Ethan Neimeyer DNR.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.The Franklin County Varsity Lady Cats fell to Connersville in 4 sets Saturday afternoon  23-25, 25-15, 25-13, 25-18.‘We fought hard in set 1 after being down 5-12 and came back to take that set. The next 3 sets were played out neck in neck with Connersville taking all 3. ‘Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.’Kylie Lea had 4 ace serves and 8 digs. Kassidy Schell had 1 ace serve, 10 kills, 9 digs and 10 assists. Kacie Williams had 1 ace serve, 5 digs and 9 assists. Alex Gillman had 1 ace serve and 2 digs. Kim had 1 kill and digs. Jenna Bruns had 3 kills, 1 block, and 4 digs. Saige Mergenthal had 4 kills, 1 block and 1 dig. Meredith Hoff had 2 kills, 2 blocks and 1 dig. Kim Settles had 15 digs. Rae Ertel had 1 dig.The JV Lady Cats hosted Connersville Saturday afternoon and won in 2 sets 25-17, 25-18. Hadlee Hornsby had 2 kills and 1 ace serve. Kiersten Schell had 4 kills, 1ace serve and 1 block. Laney Smith had 2 blocks. Stephanie Billman had 4 ace serves and 5 assists. Lauren Stacy had 2 kills and 1 ace serve. Brooke Bruns had 1 kill. Macy Crain had 2 blocks. Michaela Ferman had 4 ace serves and 3 assists. We will be back on the court at home against Batesville on Tuesday, Aug.25th.We will host Batesville this Tuesday, August 25th with JV starting at 5 pm and Varsity to follow. (Schedule change) – FC Freshman game against Batesville will be played Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 5 pm. Come out Tuesday and show your support for the Lady Cats!!!last_img read more

Premier League: There won’t be relegation without concluding season — Brighton owner

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ There is unlikely to be any relegation from the English Premier League if the season ends with no more play possible because of the Coronavirus outbreak, Brighton and Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom has told British media. Premier League clubs met on Friday to discuss possible models for finishing the season but all options remained hypothetical after the UK Government extended lockdown restrictions for another three weeks. Brighton were two points clear of the relegation zone with nine matches remaining when the league was brought to a halt on March 13. If the season ended with no more play possible, Liverpool would claim the title and Norwich City, Aston Villa and Bournemouth would be for the drop. Relegation means a financial hit somewhere in the region of $100 million and Bloom thought it unlikely that the required 70 per cent of clubs would vote to send the three teams down. “It would be very difficult to relegate somebody, particularly from the Premier League, if the season hasn’t played out,” Bloom said. “You may get a title winner, obviously Liverpool deserve it, you may use that criteria for European qualification, but I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the per cent needed for teams to get relegated.” With some teams having more matches remaining than others, another proposal is that a club’s final position be decided by the average number of points they have won per game. Bloom thought that option even less likely to succeed. “I don’t foresee a situation, if the season’s not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis,” he said. “I just don’t think it’s fathomable that a team which is not allowed to play out the season may lose out on 0.2 points based on this system, and also it does not take into account the strength of the team you have not played.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Brighton & Hove AlbionCoronavirusLockdownPremier LeagueUnited Kingdom Governmentlast_img read more

Demichelis facing six weeks out

first_img A statement on City’s official website said that a scan on the 32-year-old Argentinian had revealed ligament damage but that surgery is not required. Centre-back Demichelis only joined the Blues on a two-year contract from Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Press Association Manchester City have confirmed defender Martin Demichelis is set to be out of action for around six weeks due to a knee injury sustained in training.center_img City already had defenders nursing injuries, with skipper Vincent Kompany currently sidelined by a groin problem and Micah Richards out with a hamstring complaint. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgMore sporting events affected by spreading virusUNDATED (AP) — A Division III men’s basketball NCAA Tournament game at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University is believed to be the first U.S. sports event held without fans because of the new coronavirus.Yeshiva University tipped off against Worcester Polytechnic Institute Friday afternoon in an empty gym occupied only by players, employees and media members in the first-round game.Johns Hopkins said it was “prudent” to take this step after Maryland’s recently confirmed COVID-19 cases and CDC guidelines for large gatherings.In other sports news involving the virus: The agent says details of the decision are expected to be released next week, adding that Lawson was awarded around $10,000 to help offset his legal fees.Lawson was notified in August 2018 that he tested positive for a substance frequently used in the U.S. to promote the growth of beef cattle. The agent said Lawson ate what they believe to be tainted beef at a Japanese restaurant in Arkansas before the drug test.The drug test has prevented Lawson from competing for 19 months.OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOROhio State settling some suits over doc abuse; cost unclear — Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) had his fifth straight game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, providing 26 and 11 as the Mavericks clobbered the Grizzlies, 121-96. Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) added 21 points for Dallas, which outscored Memphis, 34-16 in the third quarter and moved 14 games over .500 for the first time this season.— Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) shot 11-for-14 while contributing 24 points and 12 rebounds to the Pacers’ 108-102 decision over the Bulls. Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) scored 16 in Indiana’s fifth win in six games after missing the previous two games because of a sore right knee.— Jrue (jroo) Holiday dropped in 20 points and Brandon Ingram missed 15 of his first 17 shots before scoring five points over the final 62 seconds of the Pelicans’ 110-104 victory against the Heat. New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson scored 17 points, ending his string of 20-point performances at 13.— Caris LeVert recorded a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in sending the Nets to a 139-120 pounding of the Spurs. Brooklyn rang up 75 points in the first half, put eight players in double figures and led by as much as 33 in front of former Net Julius Erving, one of the greatest players in franchise history.— Aron Baynes established career highs with nine 3-pointers and 37 points as the Suns beat the Trail Blazers, 127-117 to end a four-game losing streak. Baynes was 9 of 14 from long distance and 12 of 23 overall while also grabbing 16 rebounds. Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Connor Hellebuyck (HEH’-leh-buhk) picked up his league-leading sixth shutout of the season by handling 29 shots in the Jets’ 4-0 win over the Golden Knights. Patrik Laine (LY’-nay) and Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) each had a goal and an assist, while Kyle Connor added his team-high 36th goal to help Winnipeg prevent Vegas from padding its two-point lead over Edmonton in the Pacific Division.— Matthew Tkachuk (kah-CHUHK’) assisted on goals by Johnny Gaudreau, T.J. Brodie and Mikael Backlund in the Flames’ 3-2 win against the Coyotes. Calgary has gone 6-3-1 in its last 10 to move within three points of the Pacific Division-leading Knights.— Tyler Bertuzzi and Robby Fabbri (FAB’-ree) scored to give the Red Wings a 2-0 lead in a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks. Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots for Detroit, which has a league-low 37 points.MLB-NEWS Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEJazz beat Celtics in BostonUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Celtics have suffered their third straight home loss to fall two games behind Toronto for the second seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Defending Charles Schwab Cup champion Scott McCarron and Ken Duke are tied for second.GOLF-PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOMSorenstam, Player to be White House honoreesWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced that World Golf Hall of Famers Annika Sörenstam and Gary Player will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony on March 23.Player won 24 PGA Tour events and 118 international tournaments. Sörenstam completed her LPGA career with 72 tournament victories. Cuban twice walked onto the court to challenge officiating calls during the Mavericks’ loss to Atlanta on Feb. 22. The league says Cuban spoke to reporters in the arena after the game and tweeted several times that night and into the next day with comments that were highly critical, personal and demeaning to the league and its officiating staff.The NBA announced that the Mavericks’ protest of that game was rejected Friday. The league also sent a memo to teams reminding them of rules that govern conduct of owners, coaches and other team personnel during games.In other NBA news:— The Lakers have signed guard Dion Waiters, who had been a free agent since Memphis waived him last month. He was let go by the Grizzlies three days after acquiring him from Miami in the three-team trade that landed Andre Iguodala (ih-goh-DAH’-lah) (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah) with the Heat. Waiters was suspended three times while playing only three games for Mami, but his 3-point shooting prowess could be valuable as the Lakers head to their first playoff appearance since 2013.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SAN DIEGO STATE/BOISE STATE Woods decided at the last minute not to play the World Golf Championships event in Mexico and has skipped last week’s Honda Classic and this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, where he has won a record eight times.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-HOAG CLASSICQualifier leads at Newport BeachNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Monday qualifier David Morland IV fired a 10-under 61 at Newport Beach Country Club to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic.Morland had five birdies on each nine, closing with a birdie on the par-5 18th. He was a stroke off the course record set by Tom Purtzer in 2004 and matched by Nick Price in 2011 and Duffy Waldorf in 2015. — The Magic rolled to a 132-118 win over the Timberwolves as Nikola Vucevic (VOO’-she-vihch) had 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead Orlando. Markelle Fultz added 24 points for Orlando, which played most of the second half without coach Steve Clifford due to illness.— Bradley Beal shot 7-for-10 from 3-point range while scoring 35 points for the Wizards in a 118-112 win against the Hawks. Davis Bertans added 17 points and Jerome Robinson had 14 for Washington, which was 15 of 31 from beyond the arc.NBA-NEWSNBA fines Cuban, sends teams memo on proper conductUNDATED (AP) — The NBA has fined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $500,000 for “public criticism and detrimental conduct” regarding officiating. Yanks’ Judge has broken ribUNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has a broken rib that could require surgery, leaving doubt when he’ll be back in the lineup.Manager Aaron Boone says he thought the star right fielder hurt himself making a diving catch late last season. Judge will rest two weeks while recovering from the stress fracture to his first right rib. He hasn’t played in any spring training games while dealing with soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder.Since winning the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year award, Judge has been limited to 112 games in 2018 because of a broken right wrist and to 102 games last year due to a strained left oblique.In other MLB news: Mike Conley Jr. nailed six 3-pointers and dropped in 25 points to carry Utah past the Celtics, 99-94 in Boston. Jordan Clarkson finished with 17 points to help the Jazz overcome Marcus Smart’s 29 points.Kemba Walker had 13 points and seven assists for the Celtics, who were without injured forwards Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward.The win gives Utah sole possession of fourth place in the West, a half-game ahead of Houston.Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:— Chris Paul had 21 points and 12 assists as the Thunder hammered the Knicks, 126-103. Danilo Gallinari had a team-high 22 points for Oklahoma City, which outscored New York in each quarter and stayed 1 ½ games behind Utah for the fourth seed in the Western Conference. — Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) has finalized a $215 million, nine-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. His new deal adds seven years and $187.25 million to his current contract. Yelich won the NL batting title and MVP award in 2018 as the Brewers reached Game 7 of the NL Championship Series.— One day after signing with the Red Sox, pitcher Collin McHugh says he regrets he didn’t do more to stop the Astros from breaking sign stealing rules in 2017 and 2018. McHugh is worried about the impact of the Astros’ actions on young fans. He said pitchers were led to believe other teams were stealing the Astros’ signs.— Amid widespread concern about the coronavirus, Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish decided to be extra careful after he developed a cough this week. The Japanese right-hander visited with at least two doctors and stayed away from the team for a day before throwing three innings in a simulated game. Darvish said he feels good now, but he’s still coughing a little bit.— Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba has been suspended 80 games for a violation of baseball’s performance-enhancing drug program. The 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic played 21 games with the Diamondbacks last season, hitting .280 with five RBIs.— Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the Mets after going 2-for-13 in spring training, including his first extra-base hit in four years of exhibition play. The 32-year-old outfielder batted .163 in 77 games last season at Triple-A Syracuse in his second straight injury-shortened season. NFL-NEWSPay bump for Chargers’ EkelerUNDATED (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (EHK’-lur) has been rewarded with a four-year, $24.5 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed.Ekeler had a breakout season while scoring 11 touchdowns for the Chargers last season, finishing seventh in the league and fourth in the AFC this season with 1,550 scrimmage yards. He has gone from an undrafted rookie in 2017 to special teams standout before becoming a featured part of the Los Angeles backfield.PGA-BAY HILL Associated Press March 6, 2020 Hatton, Kang share Palmer leadORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton and Sung Kang are co-leaders at the midway point of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.Hatton fired a 3-under 39 and Kang shot a 68 that puts them 7 under through two rounds, one stroke ahead of Danny Lee.Matt Every ballooned to an 83 that allowed him to join the wrong list in PGA Tour annals by going from the 18-hole lead to the weekend off.Rory McIlroy is two strokes back following a 73, tying him with Harris English and Sungjae Im. Aztecs reach conference title game againLAS VEGAS (AP) — Fifth-ranked San Diego State is 30-1 after advancing to the Mountain West Tournament title game for the third straight year.Malachi Flynn had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists as part of the Aztecs’ 81-68 comeback win over Boise State. San Diego State trailed by 16 with about five minutes left in the first half before outscoring the Broncos, 64-31 the rest of the way.KJ Feagin added 21 points and six rebounds for the Aztecs, who made 15 3-pointers and shot 49.1% from the field.NHL-SCHEDULE Devils surprise BluesUNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Blues’ eight-game winning streak has been stopped by an unlikely team.Dakota Mermis scored his first NHL goal and fellow defenseman Connor Carrick got his first of the season as the Devils doubled up the Blues, 4-2.Cory Schneider made 31 saves to help the worst team in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division end a 12-game skid against the defending Stanley Cup champions.Vince Dunn and Jaden Schwartz scored for the Blues, whose winning streak began with a 3-0 victory over New Jersey on Feb. 18. NHL-OBIT-HENRI RICHARDHabs great Henri Richard diesMONTREAL (AP) — Former Montreal Canadiens star Henri Richard (ahn-REE’ ree-SHAHRD’) has died at 84 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.The speedy center won a record 11 Stanley Cups during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Canadiens from 1956-75. Richard played a team-record 1,256 regular-season games and is third in club history with 1,046 points.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Jason Day had to withdraw after five holes Friday because of back issues that have hampered him in recent years.PGA-PLAYERS-WOODSTiger still not ready, will miss The Players ChampionshipORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods will miss The Players Championship for the first time when not recovering from any of his nine surgeries.His agent says Woods is still bothered by a back issue but adds that it’s not a long-term concern. — The NHL has sent a memo to teams urging players to limit contact with fans because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move follows a similar directive this month by the NBA, which has told its players to stop high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking items for autographs.— Chicago State plans to send its men’s and women’s basketball teams to Las Vegas for the WAC Tournament next week after canceling regular-season games because of concerns about the spread of the virus.TRACK AND FIELD-LAWSON CLEAREDLawson cleared for competitionUNDATED (AP)— American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson has been notified by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that he has been exonerated of a doping offense, according to his agent. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has reached an unspecified settlement with nearly half of the roughly 350 men who say they were sexually abused decades ago by a team doctor who was jokingly known among some athletes by nicknames like “Dr. Jelly Paws.”The settlement is the first for accusers of the late doctor, Richard Strauss, who they say groped and otherwise mistreated students for two decades while school officials who knew of concerns did little to stop him. Strauss died in 2005.Ohio State wouldn’t disclose the dollar amount.last_img read more

Backup goalie Warren Hill replaces starter Bobby Wardwell at half, has mixed performance in loss to UNC

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Warren Hill dragged the ball out from the back of the goal with his stick and flipped it up and into his hand.Forty-six seconds had elapsed since the beginning of the second half. And just a few minutes had gone by since Syracuse’s backup goalkeeper was taken aback when he heard he’d be replacing Bobby Wardwell.“I was like, ‘All right, yep,’” the soft-spoken Hill said, recounting the moment of hearing that news when he walked into the locker room at halftime.After the starting goalkeeper Wardwell allowed 10 of the 13 shots he faced on goal to get past him, SU head coach John Desko decided he wanted to change things up. Hill made five saves on 12 opportunities, but had trouble assisting in the SU clears. The combined effort led to a 17-15 loss for No. 2 Syracuse (8-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) to No. 4 North Carolina (12-1, 3-0) at Fetzer Field on Saturday afternoon.When asked if he would reconsider the goalkeeper situation ahead of SU’s home game on Tuesday against Hobart, Desko said he planned to look at it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just wanted a change to get a spark since they were scoring so easily,” Desko said. “That was a little tough since we’d won so many faceoffs early. We missed all our shots, they made their shots and we didn’t have too many saves out of Bob.”The scoring started four minutes in when Shane Simpson came from around the goal and whipped a shot past Wardwell, who tried to close the five-hole as the ball whipped past him to the right. Wardwell was still looking to the sun when Chad Tutton zipped an underhand sweeper past him as he fell to his knees. Tutton then ripped a shot over Wardwell’s stick four minutes after that to open up the three-goal lead.Desko said he wasn’t sure that the sun had much to do with it, though, since graduate assistant Dominic Lamolinara noted to him that Wardwell was moving in the right direction — just not making the play.“We almost hit every shot in the first quarter,” said UNC attack Luke Goldstock, who finished with four goals. “I think our coach put together a really good scout on where the goalie was weak, and I think this is the first game where we followed it 100 percent. I don’t think we put any near his stick.”Goldstock lit up Hill to start the second half with three goals in the first 6:20 of the third quarter. Hill made some nice saves late in the game — including one on a point-blank attempt that tipped off the stick.But he also struggled with clearing the ball. After he threw a pass that Brandon Mullins couldn’t handle, Mullins was trucked and UNC picked up the ball. Hill had never gotten back into his goal and Joey Sankey plopped in an empty-netter to stop a 4-1 SU run and give the Tar Heels a 16-11 lead with just under 10 minutes to play.Wardwell came back in for Hill with 1:52 to play because Desko wanted a goalkeeper that could run its red dog defense — a concept that involves one defender and the goalie pressuring the ball handler.Even with the late switch, Hill was the lesser of two evils facing a North Carolina team that at times scored at will. Hill did well in the fourth to keep SU afloat, helping to negate a 17-shot quarter, as the Orange outscored the Tar Heels 6-3.Desko acknowledged that Hill played well. But Hill knew that he didn’t do enough.“My clearing could have been a lot better today and communication,” he said. “And I could have obviously just stopped the ball.” Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse and Pitt to kick off at noon on ESPNU Oct. 24

first_img Published on October 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse and Pittsburgh, who play Oct. 24 in the Carrier Dome, will kick off at noon on ESPNU, SU announced in a tweet Monday afternoon.The Panthers have won nine of the last 10 games between the two schools and lead the all-time series, 36-31-3. Pitt currently sits at 4-1 overall with a 2-0 record in the Atlantic Coach Conference. The Panthers are led by head coach Pat Narduzzi, who coached with SU head coach Scott Shafer at both Rhode Island and Northern Illinois.Before Syracuse hosts Pittsburgh it travels to Charlottesville, Virginia for a 3:30 p.m. date with UVA (1-4, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday. The Orange (3-2, 1-0) is coming off a 45-24 loss to South Florida in Tampa last Saturday.Virginia’s last game was a 26-19 loss to Pitt. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Betway & Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) head up elite speaker lineup at ESI London

first_img Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Submit Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share Sam Cooke – Esports InsiderBetting on esports continues to garner ever more attention, opinion and action from both industries. With the complications that lie around IP; the fact that game developers own the games in which matches are being bet on and are largely holed up in the anti-betting camp (the likes of Riot Games’ ongoing positioning on the topic, and Valve recently urging teams to forego betting sponsors are two to look to here), it’s messy to say the least.Add to this, the issues in the sourcing of up to the minute and accurate data, remembering that game updates and patches need to be regularly taken into account, and it becomes trickier still. Despite these rather challenging hurdles, bookmakers continue to pursue the esports market at large, the lure of the much sought after millennial too much to resist. In the past six to twelve months, the chase to emerge as the leading esports bookmaker is hotter than ever. The fact remains though, that few are hitting the nail on the head, with many more missing the nail entirely, and some barely holding the hammer straight.  The Betting on Esports track at Esports Insider’s esports industry conference ESI London (18-20th September, running alongside SBC’s Betting on Sports 2018) will tackle a number of these issues head on. Panels include the following:-Partnering up: Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas – A case studyBuilding a betting product for esports fansBlockchain and esports – More than a buzzword?Casinos, it’s time to turn to video gamesData, the key to a successful esports betting product Do loot crates constitute gambling?America, land of the free and home of esports opportunity When it comes to speakers, Esports Insider have cherry-picked the best in the business; with the likes of Betway, Sportradar, Abios, UltraPlay, PandaScore, Luckbox, BlinkPool, Rank Group, DreamHack, NiP, Unikrn, the UKGC, and more involved in some capacity.ESI London – the biggest esports focused conference of the year – will span three days, starting on the evening of September 18th. The topics will all be both relevant and discussion-worthy, with panels and live debates made up of industry experts over the 19th and 20th. It’s the 20th which will play host to the esports betting track, whilst the 19th will see ample esports industry debate and education. The relative infancy of esports hasn’t stopped mainstream, non-endemic bookies from entering the industry. Operators such as Betway, bet365, Pinnacle and Sky Betting & Gaming now offer a number of esports options across a variety of markets – including the likes of CS:GO, League of Legends, Dota 2, Call of Duty, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and NBA 2K.An increasing trend to is the emergence of esports only, or at least esports-focused, bookies. The likes of Thunderpick,, ESP, GG.BET and Luckbox are relevant to the scene; with Luckbox, Rivalry and ESP going as far as to sign high profile ambassadorial partnership deals with some exceptionally influential names in the industry at large; in the form of Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, Richard Lewis, and Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields respectively. Bookies have gotten increasingly involved in esports in the form of team and event sponsorships too, though these are less common than in the likes of football for a number of reasons, the power and sway of certain game developers being one prime example. This hasn’t stopped Betway however, who have moved to sponsor Ninjas in Pyjamas, Invictus Gaming, MiBR and the upcoming FACEIT CS:GO Major in London, whilst the likes of 1xBet sponsors HellRaisers, ESP is a partner of G2, GG Bet supports North, and so on. They’re supporting teams and gaining recognition through their presence on these organisations’ digital channels and jerseys. Some are going a step further too, with ample content being produced; a nod here to the documentary series co-produced between GG Bet and the FC Copenhagen and Nordisk film created organisation North, whilst Betway and NiP’s partnership has to be seen as industry leading in terms of ‘activation’. ESI London is a part of the SBC Betting on Sports Week, an event with over 250 industry speakers, 140 exhibitors, over 100 sports clubs and organisations in attendance, and over 40 countries being represented. This week will have tracks on sport in focus, future of betting, betting on racing, innovation & technology, and plenty of other interesting betting-focused subjects.ESI London will also be the home of ESI’s inaugural Hall of Fame awards, which will be presented at the closing party in the National History Museum. Tickets for the conference are available here, and you can use the code ESIAUG at checkout for a storming 20% discount. The event starts on September 18th, and will wrap up with the aforementioned closing party on the 20th._____________________________About ESI London September 18-20th, Olympia London – London will be a three-day esports business conference focused on building a bridge between expertise and interest, and explaining esports from the inside out.Over 400 attendees. Over 60 speakers. 14 exhibitors. 3 evenings of parties and socials. 1 event. This is the esports industry conference of the year that you don’t want to miss. ESI London is taking place just prior to the FACEIT CS:GO Major in the city, which is a UK first, making it a historic esports week in London.  Anyone with any questions can reach out to Share StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Knicks may be considering putting together an offer for Wizards G John Wall

first_imgThe five-time All-Star signed a massive four-year, $170 million extension with the Wizards in July 2017. NBA trade rumors: At least two teams interested in Knicks guard Damyean Dotson The Knicks may be interested in trading for John Wall.Some in the league believe New York is stockpiling its “young assets” in order to “make a major play” for the 28-year-old Wizards guard if he becomes available, according to a report from the New York Post. NBA trade rumors: At least 5 teams have shown interest in Knicks guard Frank Ntilikinacenter_img The Knicks could include guards Frank Ntilikina and Damyean Dotson as well as future picks in the deal, the report says.Wall has averaged 21.3 points and 8.4 assists in 34.6 minutes per game this season. He has shot 44.3 percent from the field and 32.2 percent from 3-point range. Related News The Wizards started the season with a disastrous 6-12 record but have since won four of their last six games. At one point, they were reportedly open to moving any player on their team, including Wall and star guard Bradley Beal.Washington topped the Knicks on Monday in New York.last_img read more

Peewee Leafs head south at Trail Minor Hockey tourney

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsA quick start turned sour in a hurry as the Nelson Peewee Leafs lost 5-1 to Kelowna during semi finals of the Trail Peewee Rep Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the Cominco Arena in the Silver City.Nelson opened the tournament with two convincing wins, dumping host Trail 7-4 Friday and Kelowna Tier I 5-1.But the strides Nelson made were soon dashed as the Reps lost to Westside twice, once in round robin and the other during the playoff round.“It’s good to have good goalies and they (Joey Timmermans and Curt Doyle) played real well this weekend,” said coach Ron Podgorenko. Against the host team Everett Hicks filled the net with four goals while Justin Podgorenko added a pair to lead the Leafs. Aigne McGready-Bruce also scored for Nelson.Curt Doyle was in goal to register the win.Nelson kept up the momentum Saturday by blasting Kelowna Tier II thanks to a two goals from Taylor Cooper and Hicks.Jacob Shukin scored the final goal for Nelson.Joey Timmermans lost his bid for a shutout midway through the third period.However, the Leafs lost the drive that got them two wins after Westside blasted Nelson 5-0 later Saturday. Doyle was in goal for Nelson.Sunday, the result was the same for Nelson as Kelowna Tier II got the better of the Leafs in playoff action.The Leafs have a pair of tentative games this weekend against Elkford.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Charles Sirleaf, Deputy CBL Governor for ‘2nd and Last Term’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has written the Liberian Senate, nominating her son Charles Sirleaf as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), for his “second and last term.” Mr. Sirleaf was appointed Interim Governor of CBL in 2016 after the resignation of Governor J. Mills Jones, who had completed his term as Governor and needed to do so to enable him to contest for the presidency in the upcoming elections. In her letter read before the Senate plenary during its 15th day sitting yesterday, President Sirleaf informed the lawmakers that: “The Executive Committee of the Central Bank of Liberia has written me on behalf of the Board of Governors to request the reappointment of Mr. Charles Sirleaf as Deputy Governor for Operations.”In keeping with that request, the president’s letter concluded: “I hereby nominate Mr. Charles Sirleaf for consideration of the Honorable Senate for the position of Deputy Governor for Operations of the Central Bank of Liberia. This would be Mr. Sirleaf’s second and last term.” Mr. Sirleaf is an experienced banker, who joined the National Housing and Savings Bank in 1993 as vice-president and became president of the bank in 1998. Before that he worked in Namibia for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).Sirleaf joined the CBL in January 2004 and served in various departments, including banking and finance. He was later named Deputy Governor for Operations. However, August 2012, Charles Sirleaf along with 45 other government officials were suspended on orders of President Sirleaf for failure to declare their assets to the Anti-Corruption Commission. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more