Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans closes in on Haley Lawrence of the Ellsworth Eagles in Saturday’s state Class B cross-country championships in Belfast. Driscoll nipped Lawrence by eight-hundredths of a second for third place. PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVESBELFAST — For the second consecutive week, sophomore John Hassett of the George Stevens Academy Eagles came up short in his bid to best senior Matthew Toussaint of the Fort Kent Warriors in high school cross-country competition.At Saturday’s state championships at the Troy Howard Middle School, Toussaint completed the 5,000-meter run in 16 minutes and 28.79 seconds to win the Class C boys’ title.As he did in the Eastern Maine championship, Hassett finished as runner-up behind Toussaint, this time with a time of 16:44.19.Hassett was one of three Hancock County runners who turned in top 25 finishes at Saturday’s state meet, thus qualifying to compete in the upcoming New England chamionships.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSeniors Haley Lawrence of the Ellsworth Eagles and Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans also earned the right to participate in the 80th annual New England Interscholastic Cross-country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Wickham Park in Manchester, Conn.The boys will run at 11:30 a.m. and the girls at 12:30 p.m.In the girls’ state Class B race on Saturday, a pair of Greely runners — sophomore Katherine Leggat-Barr and freshman Izzy Evans — placed one and two at the top of the field.After finishing as runner-up to Ellsworth’s Lawrence in last week’s Eastern Maine championship, MDI’s Driscoll turned the tables on Saturday, nipping Lawrence by just eight-hundredths of a second to place third in 19:41.49.At the top of the Class B girls’ team competition, Greely’s Rangers were the winners with 59 points, followed by Yarmouth 64, Cape Elizabeth 84 and MDI 129.Finishing behind Driscoll for MDI were senior Waylon Henggeler, 15th in 20:20.84; sophomore Lydia DaCorte, 28th in 21:09.37; sophomore Emma Strong, 44th in 21:42.45; freshman India Janes, 55th in 22:06.65; senior Sydney Wright, 75th in 23:10.02; and junior Xingyao Chen, 88th in 24:08.71.Ellsworth’s Eagles placed 10th among the 14 teams competing with 245 points.Lawrence led the way with a time of 19:41.49. Behind her were senior Mariah Brown, 56th in 22:06.84; freshman Katelynn Bagley, 69th in 23:03.48; senior Olivia Lounder, 70th in 23:05.88; junior Julia Zavaleta, 81st in 23:29.94; senior Emine Mutlu, 105th in 28:07.09; and senior Bailey Neale, 107th in 33:39.47.In the boys’ Class B team competition, Freeport was the winner with 57 points and the MDI Trojans placed ninth among 15 teams with 236 points.For MDI, senior Jordan Harris placed 33rd in 17:56.83. He was followed by senior Ralph Magnani, 48th in 18:15.50; junior Dylan Harris, 59th in 18:34.44; junior Peter Philbrook, 67th in 18:48.53; senior David Anderson, 72nd in 19:02.07; senior Ethan Craigo, 73rd in 19:06.42; and sophomore Josh Bloom, 89th in 19:41.38.The Orono Red Riots literally ran away with the state Class C girls’ title with 31 points, four runners among the top 10 finishers.Runner-up was Waynflete with 71 points and the GSA Eagles turned in a solid third place performance with 86 points.As she has all season, freshman Eliza Broughton led the Eagle girls, placing ninth in 20:34.49. She was followed by freshman Zeya Lorio, 14th in 21:00.51; junior Hanna Gutow, 18th in 21:34.78; freshman Mary Richardson, 24th in 21:48.92; sophomore Hanna Jordan, 34th in 22:17.01; sophomore Emma Larson-Whittaker, 49th in 22:45.69; and junior Rachel DesFosses, 50th in 22:46.39.For the Bucksport Golden Bucks, junior Natalie Coleman was 23rd in 21:46.36 and sophomore Natasha Clement was 31st in 22:11.70The Mericoneag Waldorf School of Freeport took top team honors in boys’ Class C with 72 points, with the GSA Eagle boys finishing fifth with 125 points.Finishing behind Hassett for GSA were junior Devlin Valle, 26th in 18:14.98; senior Tate Yoder, 34th in 18:38.35; junior Oliver Broughton, 44th in 18:52.53; junior Aylen Wolf, 53rd in 18:10.08; junior Frank Schweizer, 69th in 20:16.69; and sophomore Tyler Ray, 80th in 20:55.95.Junior Skyler Fraga of Bucksport’s Golden Bucks placed 30th in 18:23.51 and freshman Brendan Penfold of the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners was 54th in 19:11.61. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Bio Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. firstname.lastname@example.org GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017
Associated Press March 11, 2020 PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in the outcome of this game. Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill have combined to account for 53 percent of Seton Hall’s scoring this season. For Marquette, Markus Howard, Sacar Anim, Koby McEwen and Brendan Bailey have combined to account for 72 percent of all Marquette scoring, including 104 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Howard has either made or assisted on 50 percent of all Marquette field goals over the last five games. Howard has 48 field goals and 19 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Marquette is 12-0 when it limits opponents to 68 or fewer points, and 6-12 when opposing teams exceed 68 points. Seton Hall is 13-0 when holding opponents to 66 points or fewer, and 8-9 whenever teams score more than 66 on the Pirates.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Pirates have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Golden Eagles. Seton Hall has an assist on 50 of 85 field goals (58.8 percent) over its past three matchups while Marquette has assists on 38 of 79 field goals (48.1 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Marquette as a team has made 10 3-pointers per game this season, which is ninth-most among Division I teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappNo. 6 seed Marquette (18-12, 8-10) vs. No. 3 seed Seton Hall (21-9, 13-5)Big East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Madison Square Garden, New York; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Marquette is set to take on Seton Hall in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Seton Hall swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last met on Feb. 29, when the Pirates shot 53.3 percent from the field while holding Marquette to just 43.3 percent en route to a nine-point victory. Marquette, Seton Hall meet in Big East quarters ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
(REUTERS) – David Warner made 88 not out and featured in two significant partnerships to lead Australia’s robust reply to Bangladesh’s first-innings total of 305 in the second and final Test yesterday.Smarting from their embarrassing defeat inside four days in Dhaka, Australia’s top order fired up to help them reach 225-2 as the tourists, still 80 runs behind, press for a pride-salvaging victory in Chittagong.Known for his explosive batting, Warner hit only four boundaries in his patient knock as he kept Australia on course for a handy first-innings lead which often clinches Test matches in the subcontinent.Peter Handscomb, Warner’s partner in their unbroken 127-run stand, braved Bangladesh’s relentless spin assault and dehydration, to remain not out on 69. His fourth Test fifty included five boundaries.Earlier, Nathan Lyon claimed 7-94, his second-best figures, as Bangladesh added 52 runs to their overnight score of 253-6 before collapsing.The off-spinner, who had claimed five wickets on Monday, struck with his second delivery of the day, dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim for 68.Ashton Agar dismissed the other overnight batsman Nasir Hossain for 45 with Matthew Wade, whose place in the playing XI was in doubt going into the Test, taking a fine catch.Warner then ran-out Mehidy Hasan before Lyon dismissed Taijul Islam to claim his seventh wicket.When Australia returned to bat, Mushfiqur took a spectacular diving catch to dismiss Matt Renshaw for four but Warner and Steve Smith raised 93 runs for the second wicket to overcome the loss.Warner defended resolutely, letting Smith dominate their partnership, before the Australia skipper was bowled through the gate for 58 by spinner Taijul Islam. Smith hit eight boundaries in his fluent knock.New man in Handscomb proved an able ally as Warner frustrated Bangladesh with his compact defence, scoring largely through singles and twos.The heat and humidity took a toll on Handscomb who looked dehydrated and needed medical attention towards the end before resuming to bat.Rahim wasted a stumping opportunity when Warner, then on 73, charged out to Mehidy Hasan and missed the ball which kept low and hit the stumper’s pad.Security was tightened around the match after the Australian team bus was hit by a rock on Monday.BANGLADESH 1st innings (o/n 253-6)Tamim Iqbal lbw b Lyon 9Soumya Sarkar lbw b Lyon 33Imrul Kayes lbw b Lyon 4Mominul Haque lbw b Lyon 31Shakib Al Hasan c Wade b Agar 24Mushfiqur Rahim b Lyon 68Sabbir Rahman stp. Wade b Lyon 66Nasir Hossain c Wade b Agar 45Mehidy Hasan run-out (Warner) 11Taijul Islam c Smith b Lyon 9Mustafizur Rahman not out 0Extras: (b-5) 5Total: (all out, 113.2 overs) 305Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-21, 3-70, 4-85, 5-117, 6-222, 7-265, 8-293, 9-296.Bowling: P. Cummins 22-5-46-0, N. Lyon 36.2-7-94-7, S. O’Keefe 23-0-79-0, A. Agar 23-9-52-2, G. Maxwell 4-0-13-0, H. Cartwright 5-1-16-0.AUSTRALIA 1st inningsM. Renshaw c Rahim b M. Rahman 4D. Warner not out 88S. Smith b T. Islam 58P. Handscomb not out 69Extras: (b-4, lb-2) 6Total: (for 2 wickets, 64 overs) 225Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-98.Bowling: Mehidy Hasan 20-2-53-0, Mustafizur Rahman 10-0-45–1, Shakib Al Hasan 15-0-52-0, Taijul Islam 15-1-50-1, Nasir Hossain 1-0-4-0, Mominul Haque 2-0-6-0, Sabbir Rahman 1-0-9-0.
Matthew Barzal scored 4:28 into overtime to give the Isles a 2-1 triumph over the Washington Capitals. Barzal’s goal came moments after Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov (SEHM-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) stoned Jakub Vrana (vah-RAH’-nah) on a breakaway.Anders Lee scored for the third straight game to give the Islanders a first-period lead but the Caps tied it when Evgeni Kuznetsov (kooz-NEHT’-sahv) beat Varlamov on a breakaway. That was the only puck to get past Varlamov, who has allowed just five goals in the series.Braden Holtby stopped 32 shots for the Capitals, who will try to avoid elimination on Tuesday.In other Stanley Cup first-round action:— The defending champs have their first win of the opening round after Brayden Schenn (shehn) scored 15:06 into overtime to give the Blues a 3-2 decision over the Canucks. Jake Allen stopped 29 shots in helping St. Louis avoid falling behind three games to two in the series. Justin Faulk and David Perron (peh-RAHN’) provided the Blues’ first two goals, both coming in the second period. Kelly was clinging to a one-shot lead over Scott Parel when he hit a soft cut with a 5-iron that landed in front of the hole and rolled in for an ace. He and Parel were the only players to finish under par on the South Course at Firestone.LPGA-LADIES SCOTTISH OPENLewis wins Ladies Scottish Open title NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Stacy Lewis holed a long birdie putt to see off three rivals at the first playoff hole and win the Ladies Scottish Open. The American won her first LPGA Tour title in nearly three years along with a confidence boost ahead of the British Open. The 35-year-old Lewis earned her 13th LPGA Tour victory and first since the birth of her first child, Chesnee, in October 2018. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEIslanders go up 3-0UNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders own a three-games-to-none lead in their NHL first-round series against the team that won the Stanley Cup two years ago. The 42-year-old Herman finished at 21-under.Horschel closed with a 65. He had a final chance to tie on the 72nd hole, but his 8-foot birdie putt slid left of the cup.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPKelly gets 1st major winAKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jerry Kelly seized control at the Senior Players Championship with a hole-in-one on the 12th hole at Firestone, sending him to a 1-under 69 and a two-shot victory for his first major on the PGA Tour Champions. Update on the latest sports A group of Big Ten football players including Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields posted an online petition on Twitter Sunday asking the Big Ten reinstate the schedule the conference released six days before it pulled the plug. Player parent groups from Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Nebraska have sent letters to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren asking for the conference to reverse course.PGA-WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPHerman wins in Greensboro, gets FedEx Cup nodGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jim Herman rallied to win the Wyndham Championship and a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs.Herman capped his third PGA victory by shooting a 7-under 63 for a one-stroke victory over Billy Horshel. Herman overcame a four-stroke deficit in the final round and overtook Horschel with a birdie on the 71st hole. — Carter Hart became the youngest Flyer to record a playoff shutout as he stopped 23 shots in a 1-0 win over the Canadiens. Hart was perfect after allowing four goals in less than two periods on Friday’s 5-0 loss to Montreal. Neither team scored after Jakub Voracek (JAY’-kuhb VOHR’-ah-chehk) beat Carey Price on a deflection that flipped over the head of the Canadiens netminder and into the net.— Joe Pavelski recorded his first career playoff hat trick before the Stars scored 16:05 into overtime to complete a 5-4 win over the Flames, evening the series at two games apiece. John Klingberg had three assists, including a shot that Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) deflected into the net for the game-winner. Pavelski capped his hat trick by beating Cam Talbot with just under 12 seconds left in regulation. — The Blackhawks avoided a four-game sweep as Corey Crawford stopped 48 shots to lead their 3-1 victory against the Golden Knights. Crawford turned back 19 shots in the first period, allowing Chicago to skate off the ice with a 2-1 lead following goals by Drake Caggiula (ka-ZHOO’-luh) and Matthew Highmore. Crawford blanked Vegas after Shea Theodore’s goal with 6:02 left in the opening stanza.NHL-FLYERS-LINDBLOMLindblom joins Flyers for playoffs after cancer treatment — The Yankees beat the Red Sox for the ninth straight time as Mike Ford contributed an RBI single and a two-run homer in New York’s 4-2 victory. J.A. Happ limited Boston to a run and three hits over 5 1/3 innings, including Kevin Pillar’s (pee-LAHRZ’) third-inning homer.— The Astros pulled out their fourth straight win by knocking off the Mariners, 3-2 on Kyle Tucker’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth. Andre Scrubb, Enoli Paredes, Blake Taylor and Ryan Pressly combined for 3 1/3 innings of one-hit ball in relief of Lance McCullers.— Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and rookie Randy Dobnak improved to 4-1 by pitching into the sixth inning of the Twins’ 4-2 victory against the Royals. Dobnak allowed a pair of solo homers but just one other hit over 5 1/3 innings.— The Rays won the completion of Saturday’s suspended game as Brandon Lowe hit a solo home run in the ninth to lead a 3-2 downing of the Blue Jays. Lowe went deep for the fourth straight game after lacing a double in the seventh.— Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs) led off the eighth inning with a homer to help Tampa Bay beat Toronto for the second time Sunday, 7-5. The Rays tied the game when Austin Meadows scored from first after Jays right fielder Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernandez misplayed Yandy Diaz’s single with two out in the seventh. The game was shortened to seven innings due to the completion of the suspended game. — Orlando Arcia homered, collected three hits and scored the go-ahead run on Ryan Braun’s single in the seventh inning of the Brewers’ third straight win over the Cubs, 6-5. Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) also homered and Milwaukee’s bullpen trio of Josh Hader, David Phelps and Devin Williams combined to strike out six over the final three innings. — Homers by Chad Pinder, Stephen Piscotty and Marcus Semien highlighted the Athletics’ nine-run fifth in a 15-3 dismantling of the Giants. Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) delivered a two-run triple in the big rally that supported Mike Fiers (FY’-urz), who allowed two runs over six innings.— Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY’-kihs) drove in three runs and five pitchers combined on a two-hitter in the Braves’ 4-0 shutout of the Marlins. Markakis opened the scoring with an RBI single and capped it with a two-run double as Atlanta took the rubber match of the three—game series.— Max Scherzer struck out 10 over seven innings as the Nationals beat the Orioles, 6-5 to take the rubber match of their three-game set. Scherzer and the Nats blew a four-run lead before Washington scored an unearned run in the eighth on a throwing error by third baseman Rio Ruiz.— Andrew McCutchen entered as a mid-game injury replacement and hit a go-ahead, two-run home run to help the Phillies beat the Mets, 6-2 to complete a three-game sweep. Zack Wheeler gave up two runs and struck out four over seven solid innings versus his former team. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the Cup Series road course race at Daytona International Speedway by holding off hard-charging Denny Hamlin following a late restart and notching his third consecutive victory away from ovals.The 24-year-old Elliott also won on road courses at Charlotte and at Watkins Glen last year. He got a bigger challenge than many expected down the stretch in his latest roadie.Hamlin finished second, followed Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.Kyle Busch had the best shot at catching Elliott, but the defending series champion had rear brake issues with 17 laps to go and was forced to the garage for a lengthy repair.NFL-NEWS NEW YORK (AP) — American League batting leader DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the Yankees because of a sprained left thumb, joining Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton on the sidelines.LeMahieu was hurt during an awkward swing in the fourth inning of Saturday night’s 11-5 victory over Boston and left the game two innings later. LeMahieu is hitting .411 with two homers and eight RBIs.NASCAR-DAYTONAElliott tames Daytona road course — Keibert Ruiz homered in his first major league at-bat and Corey Seager belted a three-run homer as the Dodgers ripped the Angels, 8-3 to complete a sweep of the Freeway Series. Max Muncy had a two-run homer and Matt Beaty also went deep to help the Dodgers pick up their fifth straight win and improve to an NL-leading 16-7.— Jon Gray struck out seven over a season-high seven solid innings and was backed by a 14-hit attack as the Rockies outscored the Rangers, 10-6. Ryan McMahon homered and Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon had two hits and two RBIs each to help Colorado end a three-game skid.— Eduardo Escobar smacked a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Diamondbacks past the Padres, 5-4. Kole Calhoun opened the scoring with a two-run blast before Arizona improved to 8-3 in 11 games since a 3-8 start.MLB-YANKEES-LEMAHIEU Yankees’ LeMahieu on injured list with sprained left thumb August 17, 2020 TORONTO (AP) — Oskar Lindblom has joined the Flyers in the NHL playoff bubble in Toronto. Lindblom is with the team for the first time since he was diagnosed with bone cancer in December. There is no timetable for a return to the lineup.Lindblom turned 24 on Saturday and a day later he received a rousing applause from the Flyers during morning skate. MLB-SCHEDULE20 straight for Indians against Tigers UNDATED (AP) — The only constant in Major League Baseball these days seems to be the Cleveland Indians beating the Detroit Tigers.The Indians knocked off the Tigers for the 20th consecutive time dating to last season as Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes homered twice in Cleveland’s 8-5 victory. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Sandy Leon also homered as the Indians extended their team record for consecutive wins against the same team. Reyes homered three times in the three-game sweep but exited in the ninth inning after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.The big league record for consecutive wins against the same team is 23 set by the Orioles against the Royals in 1969 and ’70.Elsewhere around the majors:— The White Sox tied a major league record by belting four consecutive home runs in a 7-2 thumping of the Cardinals. Roel Ramirez became the first pitcher in big league history to surrender four straight homers in his major league debut when Yoán (yoh-AHN’) Moncada, Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’), José Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) and Eloy Jiménez connected during a six-run fifth. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSNCAA’s top doctor: COVID-19 testing needs to improve to playUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA’s chief medical officer says there is a narrow path to playing college sports during the coronavirus pandemic. However, Dr. Brian Hainline also told CNN late Saturday that “everything would have to line up perfectly” for college sports to be played this fall. Testing of athletes will need to increase when competition begins. The availability and turnaround times of COVID-19 tests is still a problem in parts of the country. Hainline told CNN: “Right now, if testing stays at it is, there’s no way we can go forward with sports.”The NCAA has no jurisdiction over major college football, so the conferences have been left to make their own calls. The ACC, SEC and Big 12 are among six conferences moving forward with plans to play in the fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have postponed fall sports and are hoping to reschedule next spring. The former top-ranked Lewis shot 1-over 72 in the final round to join Munoz, Cheyenne Knight and Emily Kristine Pedersen in a four-way playoff.F1-SPANISH GPNo worries: Hamilton wins Spanish GP for 88th victory in F1MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has coasted to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix to extend his championship lead. Hamilton’s 88th career victory leaves him three behind Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record. Hamilton finished a sizable 24 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen, who has eight podiums in the past nine races. Hamilton leads Verstappen by 37 points. Washington QB Smith cleared for practiceUNDATED (AP) — Quarterback Alex Smith has been activated off the physically unable to perform list by Washington’s NFL team. It is the latest step in a remarkable recovery after his right leg was broken in two places during a game nearly two years ago. Sunday’s move means that Smith now is allowed to participate in Washington’s padded practices when the team can move to that phase of training camp Tuesday. He hasn’t played since November 2018.In other NFL news:— The Jets have agreed to terms on a contract with veteran Chris Hogan to boost their banged-up wide receiver corps. Hogan spent last season with Carolina but caught just eight passes for 67 yards in seven games while missing a large chunk of the season following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Published on October 24, 2015 at 5:54 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3 Syracuse had seen the play done many times before. Fake punting on forth down was its calling card. Something that was attempted and succeeded in each of SU’s past three games.Antwan Cordy had just broken up a third-and-7 pass. The Syracuse defense celebrated on the way back to its sideline. Instead of punting, Ryan Winslow started to his right and down the field as soon as he received the snap. He stopped on the 40-yard line and harmlessly tossed it into linebacker Matt Galambos’ hands for a first down.“We prepared for them,” Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi said. “We were locked in on what we were going to do on that play.”The play extended what was eventually a game-ending drive for Pittsburgh. It started with 9:20 left in a 20-20 game. And 19 plays later, using every second it had, the No. 25 Panthers (6-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) had the lead last in a 23-20 win over Syracuse (3-4, 1-2). It was the fourth straight loss for the Orange, and the second straight on the game’s final play.Saturday’s loss featured four lead changes and two ties. But timely mistakes and a struggling offense left Syracuse on the downswing of a see-saw game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s just one more play, here or there,”SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “Exciting games and we’d like to finish them with exciting wins.”A two-play, 46-second, 75-yard drive started Syracuse’s day on offense. Dungey’s handoff to Jordan Fredericks put SU 55 yards from where it started. Then a screen pass to Ervin Philips, who juked past a defender into open space in front of the goal line put the Orange on top, 7-3.After Pitt tied the score, 10-10, with 1:42 left in the first half, SU marched down the field again. Dungey hit Steve Ishmael on a 40-yard strike. He planted his feet and rose to make a play on a drive that culminated with his touchdown catch as well.“The stats and everything don’t matter,” Ishmael said. “At the end of the day, we didn’t win…It’s really stressful that we didn’t pull it out.”After the touchdown gave SU a 17-10 lead with 25 seconds left in the half, Ryan Norton’s short kickoff followed by a personal foul penalty put the Panthers in field goal range. Pittsburgh’s 30-yard chip shot three plays later was the result.Then quarterback Eric Dungey missed a drive to get evaluated after taking a hit to his helmet. Then there was one interception up the middle the Galambos caught. Then, on his next play, there was another interception by Lafayette Pitts. The two will make it “hard to fall asleep tonight,” Dungey said.Syracuse put up zero points in the third quarter.In the second half, Pittsburgh had the ball for 19:26, while Syracuse had it for just 10:24. Pittsburgh converted on 6-of-10 third down conversions after the break. Syracuse was successful on only one attempt.“We were slowing them down in their running game in the first half and through the third quarter,”linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “In the fourth quarter, they made the adjustments and that was the deciding factor.”On the final drive, Pittsburgh was 4-for-5 on third down, and 1-for-1 on fourth. There was every chance to put Syracuse back on the field. The third-and-5 that Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman rifled to Dontez Ford for 17 yards on the first set of downs. The third-and-1 from SU’s 31-yard line that would have set up a long field goal with time for Syracuse to respond.Instead, the roar of a 29,832 person crowd faded to silence as Chris Blewitt chipped a 25-yard field goal dead central through the uprights. The Syracuse players hummed through the school’s alma mater before re-entering the locker room, several in tears, Ishmael said.“It’s not like we’re being outplayed and we’re not talented,”Franklin said. “We have some ballers out there. We just have to be able to find that play when we need it most.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram World football governing body, FIFA, has suspended Benin Republic from world football with immediate effect following a court decision that blocked the holding of election by the country’s football association.The decision was taken in Mexico City at the inaugural meeting of the FIFA Council, the supervisory and strategic body that sets the vision for FIFA and global football, according to a statement posted on FIFA official website.The statement said: “In accordance with art. 38 of the FIFA Statutes, the Benin Football Association (FBF) is suspended with immediate effect due to a recent injunction by a local judicial court which impeded the holding of the due election.“The FIFA Congress will vote on the confirmation of the suspensions on the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI), the Football Association of Kuwait (KFA), and the Benin Football Association (FBF).’’With the suspension, Benin will miss the Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifiers.The Council also ratified the decision of the bureau of the Council to appoint a “normalisation committee’’ to run the daily affairs of the Guinea Football Federation (FGF).The FIFA statement said Uruguay was appointed as the host country for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 (Nov. 20– Dec. 13).The Council also agreed to bring forward the event’s dates for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 by a day to now take place between Dec. 6 and Dec. 16.The statement said regarding the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the Council agreed on a four-phase process: a new strategy and consultation phase (May 2016 – May 2017), enhanced phases for bid preparation (June 2017 – Dec 2018), bid evaluation (Jan 2019 – Feb 2020) culminating in a decision in May 2020.It said the consultation phase will focus on four areas:• The inclusion of human rights requirements, sustainable event management, environmental protection in the bidding• Principle of exclusion of bidders that do not meet technical requirements• Review of the current stance on joint bids• Number of teamsIt said while the consultation process should finish by May 2017, the decision on the number of teams, formats and the eligibility of confederations to bid is expected for October.
*Draws Zamalek, Setif, Mamelodi Sundowns in Group BNigeria champions Enyimba have been handed a tough group as the draws for the 2016 CAF Champions League which held yesterday in Cairo.The seven-time Nigerian champions will be in Group B alongside Egyptian giants Zamalek, Entente Setif of Algeria and South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns.Enyimba, two-time champion of the competition, are looking to win the tournament for the first time in 12 years after triumphing in 2003 and 2004.Group A will see Zesco of Zambia, Al Ahly of Egypt, Asec Mimosas and Tunisian side Wydad Casablanca battle it out for honours. South African side Mamelodi Sundowns was a late addition to the draws in place of AS Vita of DR Congo who were disqualified for fielding a banned player in the preliminary rounds of the competition.GROUP AZesco (Zambia)Al Ahly (Egypt)Asec Mimosas (Ivory Coast)Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)GROUP BEnyimba (Nigeria)Zamalek (Egypt)ES Setif (Algeria)Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Betway has been involved in many promotional activities since its entry into the Nigerian market and looks forward to introducing much more reward-based promotions in the future.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram International online sports betting platform, Betway, has announced the launch of a new promotion that will be rewarding its customers this festive season. Betway, the official partner and sponsor of the first ever Nigerian 5-a-side league, will be rewarding sports enthusiasts with mouth-watering bonuses in its Multi Bet Madness promo.Betway is giving customers the chance to supercharge their wagering with payout increases on all Multi Bets. For every Multi Bet placed this month, Betway will give a payout increase on winnings depending on the number of bets in a betslip.Country Manager Betway, Lere Awokoya said “This promotion is all about rewarding Nigerian customers during the holiday season. Betway is committed to making customers happy and satisfied at all times and one way we can do that is by frequently rewarding our loyal customers with fantastic promos.”
The Heritage City is the place to be later this month as teams from throughout the Kootenays travel to compete in the Mixed Zones February 23-24 at the Nelson Curling Club.Defending champion Tom Buchy is back to defend his crown against four other teams. Draws will be Saturday 9 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the final. Trail hosts Senior Championshps The provincial senior mens and womens playdowns are in Trail B.C. February 11-17. Two local rinks are entered in the tournament after earning berths last month in Cranbrook.The Myron Nichol team, with Nichol, Rick Brown, Terry Kryzcka, Rob Babiarz) and Tom Shypitka rink, Shypitka, Nelson’s Fred Thompson, Don Freschi and Bill King will be competing on the men’s side.One rink from the Boundary Country, the Theresa Hiram rink will be on the women’s side.Along with Hiram are Lee Bedard, Rose Beauchamp and Cindy Pettapiece. . The Doug Bothamley rink of Creston came away as the big winner at the Masters 60-plus curling playdowns Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.Bothamley, with a long history in curling competition having competed in the 1980 Brier for the Yukon/NWT, edged out Nelson’s Rob Richardson for the title.The tournament attracted three rinks from the Kootenays — Bothamle, Richardson and Sparwood’s Ralph Will.The Bothamley, which includes Ladd Pavlis, Vern Ronmark, Ross Gowan and fifth player, Terry O’Connor, now advance to the provincials February 28-March 3 in Lake Cowichan.Mixed teams head for Nelson