Georgetown bigs outmuscle No. 14 Syracuse in 79-72 win

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — After Bradley Hayes air-balled a 5-foot baseline jumper, the ball was tipped up into the air and was anyone’s for the taking.But Hayes was the only player with a real chance at it. He used every inch of his 7-foot frame to snatch the ball out of the air. Then he missed another shot, this one right at the rim, before corralling his own miss and laying it in with just over 16 minutes left in the game.Hayes took three shots in seven seconds as Syracuse’s big men leapt, to no avail, alongside him. He was also fouled by Michael Gbinije as he connected, and the ensuing free throw gave the Hoyas its largest game of the lead at 21.“In the whole game, the second-chance shots kind of hurt us,” Syracuse center Dajuan Coleman said. “You need to stop offensive rebounds, and it hurt.”No. 14 Syracuse (6-2) gave a late push — pulling as close as six with 32 seconds left — but was ultimately overmatched in a 79-72 loss to Georgetown (4-3) at the Verizon Center on Saturday. Hayes and the Hoyas’ other bigs were too much to handle in the paint, and Hayes finished with a dominating 21 points and eight rebounds. Georgetown finished with 14 offensive rebounds, and the Orange only narrowed the rebounding gap when the game accelerated into an up-and-down frenzy in the final minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s second straight loss was the first game of head coach Jim Boeheim’s NCAA-sanctioned nine-game suspension. Mike Hopkins coached the Orange in his place, and Syracuse was simply outmuscled in the teams’ 91st meeting.“A lot of the breakdowns came from second-chance points,” said SU’s point guard Gbinije, who finished with a game-high 23 points. “A lot of times we were actually moving well on defense, then they’d force up a shot but they’d get an offensive rebound and score instantly that way. So we have to do a better job of rebounding.”In its first loss of the season to Wisconsin on Wednesday, Syracuse was out-rebounded 51-25 and couldn’t matchup with the Badgers inside. From the opening tip on Saturday, Georgetown worked the ball into the high post and then down to Hayes on the block.When the Syracuse zone pressed out to take away shooters, the Hoyas threw it into the high post then pounded the Orange in the paint. When SU tried to take away the low post, Georgetown found open shooters and shot a decent 4-of-11 from 3 in the first half. When Syracuse forced a bad shot, it didn’t rebound.“They were working it around a little bit and get us out. They had some pretty good shooters who we had to respect and get out to,” Trevor Cooney said of what led to the defensive breakdowns inside. “They eventually got the ball into the high post which hurt us.”That’s how it played out, over and over, and the Syracuse offense couldn’t keep up. The Orange finished 7-of-27 from 3. Freshman shooter Malachi Richardson went 0-for-5 from deep. Tyler Lydon went 0-for-2. Cooney and Gbinije weren’t too much better at a combined 6-for-17.As each shot clanged off the rim and Georgetown’s airtight man-to-man closed driving lanes, Syracuse’s size became more of a detriment. Each second-chance point stung a little more. When the comeback hit full swing, Hayes hit a pair of jump hooks that put it to rest.Hopkins mixed and matched his front court to try and find answers. He worked in Coleman to try and push Hayes off the block, Roberson to rebound from the wing and Lydon to protect the rim with his length and stretch the floor on offense.But the result, as it was against the Badgers three days prior, was that the Orange was too weak in the paint and not good enough outside of it compete for 40 minutes.“You have to be hitting 3s to their 2s,” Hopkins said. “And if you don’t…”He trailed off and started talking about something else. The end of the first thought was on the final scoreboard. Comments Related Stories Syracuse community reacts to loss against former Big East rival GeorgetownFast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 79-72 loss to GeorgetownNCAA denies Jim Boeheim’s 9-game suspension appeal, will begin Saturday vs. GeorgetownMike Hopkins coaches his first game: ‘That was pretty surreal’ Published on December 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jessecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Conor McGreogor’s possible upcoming fights in 2020 revealed by striking coach Owen Roddy

first_imgLast Updated: 18th December, 2019 23:15 IST Conor McGreogor’s Possible Upcoming Fights In 2020 Revealed By Striking Coach Owen Roddy Conor McGregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy revealed McGregor’s upcoming fights for 2020. Know who is on the line after Donald Cerrone and more about UFC 246. LIVE TV COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Conor McGregor Reacts To Kamaru Usman’s Title Defense Against Colby Covington At UFC 245Also Read | Amanda Nunes Reacts To Being Called GOAT Female Fighter Ahead Of Her UFC 245 Fight ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor is set to make his big return against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. The former double champion has already expressed his urge to fight three times in the upcoming year. His striking coach Owen Roddy has mapped out Conor McGregor’s plan on the recent MMA fighting podcast. That said, Conor McGregor’s entire team is solely focussing on ‘Cowboy’ at this moment. Raj Sarkar center_img Also Read | Conor McGregor Once Predicted His UFC Journey By Calling Himself The Future Of MMAUFC: Conor McGregor’s plan for 2020During the interview with MMA fighting podcast, Owen Roddy revealed that they have Jorge Masvidal and Khabib Nurmagomedov in their mind for 2020. After a devastating loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, McGregor took an early retirement from the sport. However, The Irish Superstar kept on demanding for a rematch. He wants to run it back with Dana White once he gets done with Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal.When asked about Conor McGregor’s chances of fighting Masvidal and Khabib, Owen Roddy said, “That’s the plan. That’s what he (Conor McGregor) wants to do and there’s one thing I always say when Conor says he wants to do something. If anyone is going to do it, he can. But, let’s not look past Cerrone. He’s (Donald Cerrone) a tricky opponent and he’s a veteran with tricks up his sleeve. But Conor going in there the way he looks now, he should do well.”Also Read | UFC: Dana White Confirms Khabib-Conor Rematch On The Cards, Khabib Begs To DifferUFC President Dana White has also confirmed that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will fight each other in an epic rematch if they manage to surpass their upcoming rivals. However, the lightweight champion has shown zero interest in running it back with Conor. According to Khabib, McGregor should return back to the lightweight unit and win ten fights in a row to earn the rematch. If Conor doesn’t do that, Khabib is not going to fight him. That’s what the undefeated Dagestani said. SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 18th December, 2019 23:15 IST Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Australia warns Commonwealth athletes not to overstay visas

first_imgAustralia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter DuttonSydney, Australia | AFP | Australia on Tuesday warned athletes planning to compete in the Commonwealth Games this April that anyone caught overstaying their visas after the event will be dealt with firmly.The warning, two months before athletes and support staff from around the world flood to the Gold Coast for the Games, comes after scores of athletes breached their visa conditions or applied for asylum at previous major sporting events in Australia.“Australia’s reputation of being tough on border security and cancelling visas of people who don’t abide by Australian laws won’t be compromised,” said Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.“I’m sure the city, the state and the nation will do all we can to make sure they have a fabulous time,” he told Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper of the visiting athletes.“However visitors are expected to abide the conditions of their visa and there are penalties for those who do the wrong thing.”Australia has previously hosted the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, after both of which it experienced problems with athletes overstaying.In 2006, some 45 participants at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games from countries including Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Bangladesh breached their visa conditions or applied for protection visas, the Courier reported. Close to 145 people overstayed their visa following the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, the newspaper said, with 35 applying for asylum.Canberra has tough immigration policies designed to deter a flow of refugees to the country.Hundreds of asylum-seekers who tried to reach Australia by boat in recent years have been detained in remote Pacific Island camps.Border protection authorities have also accelerated the deportation of foreign-born criminals since immigration laws were toughened in 2014.The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in Australia’s Gold Coast in the country’s northeast from April 4 to 15, with thousands of athletes and support staff due to attend.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Summer Fun is Heating Up with Thurston County 4-H Programs

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County 4-H ProgramTalk with local kids about their animals during the Thurston County Fair.School is out and the weather is warming up, which means the Thurston County “4-H Summer 4-Kids” program is just around the corner.Registration is open for the Thurston County 4-H signature summer event. The 2015 program runs from Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16 for youth ages 8 to 12. The program includes action-packed days filled with activities and projects that are hands-on, educational and fun. Many of the projects can also be entered to compete at the Thurston County Fair July 29 through August 2.The 4-H Summer 4-Kids program is open to 4-H members and non-members. Participants can choose to do a half-day program of just morning or afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday for $60, or they can choose to do the full-day program of morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday for $120. But hurry, classes are limited to 10 students each, and registration is due by Wednesday, July 8. All sessions will be held at the Thurston County Fairgrounds at 3054 Carpenter Road SE in Lacey.To learn more about the 4-H Summer 4-Kids program or to register your child, contact the Thurston County 4-H Office at tc4h@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2153. The Thurston County 4-H Office also has lots of information about other 4-H programs available throughout the year for youth of all ages.Be sure to join Thurston County 4-Hers as they show their projects and celebrate their accomplishments this year at the Thurston County Fair July 29 through August 2. Everything from animals to artwork will be on display, and 4-H club members will compete for the chance to show their projects at the Washington State Fair in September. Details about contests and events are on the Thurston County Fair web site at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org.The Thurston County 4-H program is a partnership between the private, non-profit National 4-H Council, the Washington State University Extension program, and Thurston County government. What started as a handful of agricultural clubs for youth in the late 1800s and early 1900s has grown into a community of 400 members supporting 55 clubs in Thurston County, and 6 million young people across America learning about agricultural techniques, technology and research through practical “hands-on” learning.  The national 4-H organization is a unique partnership of the National 4-H Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 100 land-grant universities across the country, and more than 3,000 county offices that form the land-grant university Cooperative Extension System.To learn more about all of the Thurston County 4-H programs and membership, visit http://ext100.wsu.edu/thurston/youth or call (360) 867-2153. WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination.last_img read more

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WI Women win thriller – Three-run victory eliminates India, seals semi-final spot

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC): West Indies Women secured a semi-final spot after knocking out hosts India in their Group B game of the Twenty20 World Cup at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here yesterday. Brilliant death bowling by Deandra Dottin in a nail-biting final over spurred West Indies to a three-run win over India. Dottin picked up three wickets and got support from Afy Fletcher, who grabbed two as West Indies choked the Indian chase and prevented them from surpassing their 114 for eight. Earlier, Dottin combined forces with her captain Stafanie Taylor in a 77-run fourth wicket stand after Indian spinners reduced West Indies to 26 for three. Taylor top scored with 57 from 45 balls, including five fours, while Dottin hit 45 off 40 balls, while scoring the same number of boundaries. The two players, known for their aggression, changed styles to accumulate runs from the Indian spinners, including as many as 38 singles to help setup the win. They were the only two batters who stood out since no other West Indian player scored more than six runs. Four wickets fell for 11 runs when the partnership between Taylor and Dottin expired. Harmanpreet Kaur (4-23) and Anuja Patil (3-16), stifled the Windies top order and stunned the lower order. Shamilia Connell gave West Indies the ideal start when she bowled opener Mithali Raj with the first ball of the innings. Dottin, who picked up three for 16 and Fletcher, with two for 15, curbed India’s chase despite a rally in the middle overs. Anuja Patel led with 26 and Jhulan Goswami was run out for 25 after keeping India in the game with an innings that brought them within sight of victory, with 20 needed off the last two overs. Still, West Indies piled on the pressure with impressive fielding that helped them save at least 10 runs. Inspired by a festive crowd, India looked on course again as the third ball of the penultimate over went for a six to bring the target down to 12 off nine balls. With India needing 10 runs from the final over, Dottin resurrected immaculate death bowling skills to leave them short. She removed Ekta Bisht with a yorker, forced the run out of Shikha Pandey and with the penultimate ball of the final over tricked Sushma Verma into lobbing a catch to Taylor.last_img read more

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KDO Donates Textbooks to 2 Schools in Bong County

first_imgIn an effort to further boost the educational needs of students in Zota District, Bong County, citizens from the district residing in the United States, under the banner, “Kponyekpoyah Development Organization (KDO),” recently donated 24 cartons of textbooks to two schools in the district.The consignment included English, Mathematics, General Science, and Geography books, and different types of dictionaries.The presentation was made to the Belefanai Peace Lutheran Mission and the Gorpudolo Boi schools in Belefanai Town by Livingstone Johnny Gbellai, who served as proxy for KDO president, Harry J. Diggs.Mr. Gbellai told the gathering that the books were sent to Liberia by KDO to buttress efforts the Liberian government has instituted to revamp the country’s education system. He said the books were sent to assist schools in that part of the country to build the students’ respective reading skills.He said the main focus of the group was to assist school-aged children in Liberia to improve in their quest to attain quality education. Mr. Gbellai acknowledged challenges in the education sector, but said as a result, members of KDO were very grateful to the government for its initiative to transform the sector.He then commended the schools’ administrators and parents in the district for the level of support through which the schools have been maintained over the years. He urged the parents to attach seriousness to their children’s education by assisting the teachers in preparing them for the larger society. Receiving the donated items, the administrators of the two schools, Johnson Flomo of Gorpudolo Boi and Reverend Emmanuel Todd of Belefanai Peace Lutheran Mission, commended the organization for the items and promised to use the textbooks for the intended purpose. The two encouraged KDO officials in the US to continue assisting schools in rural Liberia for the growth and development of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jagdeo says GECOM will lose credibility if back-pedalling continues

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will lose its credibility if it continues to issue orders and statements, and then later retract them.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoHe was at the time speaking about the recent order sent out by GECOM that persons already on the voters’ list will have to verify their registration, which was subsequently retracted by the Commission.“The Chairperson [of GECOM, retired Justice Claudette Singh] must now realise that the institution will lose credibility if every single week they issue a press release that is misleading and has to be corrected the next day or orders which have to be subsequently corrected. They not only mislead the entire country, which could lead to undermining of the institution and its standing and its impartiality, but it creates a ton of grief for people across this country,” Jagdeo said at his weekly press conference on Thursday.GECOM Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette SinghHe pointed out that persons waste their time trying to comply with orders from GECOM which are then later retracted.Furthermore, the Opposition Leader went on to talk about the another order issued by GECOM that was retracted as well, that is, the timeline for the Claims and Objections (C&O) exercise changing from 35 days to 49.“So when we sought to find out how this happened, we discovered that Mr [Keith] Lowenfield, who is the CEO (Chief Elections Officer) – he takes the order from the Commission. He has to give effect to the decisions of the Commission, not the other way around. He is the staff and reports to the Commission – he inserted these two features into the order but we’ve seen a long pattern of this from Mr Lowenfield. So when we sought an explanation, he said ‘Oh, I did it on my own’,” Jagdeo told reporters on Thursday.According to the Opposition Leader, while the Elections Commission has since reversed this, it was still influenced to extend the timeline to 42 days. The timeline extension was supported by the Government-nominated Commissioners and the GECOM Chair.He posited that it is worrying that the CEO can change decisions taken by the Commission without any repercussions.“…the Commission, everyone agreed that it should be 35 days. [So] I found it extremely strange that having made that decision with a vote, that a CEO can come and then change the decision of the [Commission] without consequences. It is time the Commission calls in the Police on some of these individuals or discipline them but you know in that environment that will be a hard stretch. It will never happen because it seem as though he’s doing this with the support of some Commissioners and I found it very strange that the Chairperson having supported that 35 days… changed it to 42 days,” Jagdeo asserted.Nevertheless, the Opposition Leader noted that he still has confidence in the GECOM Chair, Retired Justice Claudette Singh.In the same vain, however, he said that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will continue to be vigilant and guarded against “rouge elements” within the elections body regarding the operations of GECOM going into the March 2020 elections.The much-anticipated elections date was announced last week by President David Granger but not before mounting pressure from civil society bodies and the Opposition in Guyana, as well as the international community.In fact, even after he had named the polling date, the Head of State had faced another set of criticism for not issuing a proclamation or dissolving Parliament in accordance with the Constitution.While earlier this week the President finally issued the proclamation, Jagdeo contended that he did not do the country or any one a favour since he was constitutionally bound to do so. The Opposition Leader’s comment was made in light of commendation pouring in for the Head of State from supporters over the issuance of the proclamation.“Let us be clear that it was no favour to Guyana. In fact, if we trace how the proclamation was issued, it had to be dragged out of him. It took several acts of protest and also several statements from the international community, threatening the withholding of aid and declaring him unconstitutional to get him to do what he should have done a long time ago; and to get him to do what is legal and constitutional,” Jagdeo stressed.On this note, Jagdeo reminded that setting the date and issuing the proclamation does not change the status of the caretaker coalition government, which, he said, remains unconstitutional.In fact, he added that even now, the coalition administration is in “flagrant violation” of the Constitution and the rulings of the courts when the Cabinet, with impunity and almost in an ‘in your face’ kind of way, meets almost every week.Article 106, which the courts ruled was activated via the December 2018 passage of the No-Confidence Motion against the coalition, states that the Cabinet including the President shall resign and call elections in three months.last_img read more

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Gor stretch KPL lead to 14 points after Nakumatt draw

first_imgAt the Kenyatta Stadium, Nakumatt had to rally from behind twice to pick a point against Gor.K’Ogalo went ahead on the half hour mark thanks to Ivorian Ephraim Guikan goal to see the Dylan Kerr side lead 1-0 at the break.Nakumatt FC’s Timothy Wanyonyi against Gor Mahia’s Bonface Omondi.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANakumatt levelled the scores on the 64th minute through with Joe Waithera but Gor reclaimed the lead after Boniface Omondi found the back of the net on the 72nd minute.However, resilient Nakumatt ensured the spoils were shared thanks to Brian Nyakha’s strike in stoppage time.The draw extended Gor’s points at the top to 56, 14 points ahead of second placed Bandari as Sofapaka who face Ulinzi Stars on Sunday dropped to third on 40 points. K’Ogalo still has three matches at hand.Nakumatt remained 12th with 29 points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Ephraim Guikan celebrating after sending Gor ahead. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 – Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia continued their unbeaten run after paying to a 2-2 draw against Nakumatt FC in a match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.In other results, Bandari continued with their super form, beating Posta Rangers 3-1, Tusker FC picked a 2-0 victory away to Kakamega Homeboyz while Chemelil Sugar beat Vihiga United 1-0.last_img read more

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New Lab Equipment at FSJ Hospital thanks to fundraising and donation

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – August 19th, 2019 the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation share two new pieces of lab equipment were installed, allowing for workflow improvements in the heart of Northern Health diagnosis.Thanks in part to a $20,000 donation from Shell Canada and the participants of Bluey Day 2019, for funding for the Histo Tissue Processor and the Paraffin Dispenser. All monies raised were allocated to the foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. These contributions help to ensure the Foundation can meet both the long-term and emergent needs of the hospital as medical staff work on early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer.“On behalf of myself and the Laboratory team, we would like to graciously thank the foundation for their dedicated efforts in raising funds for these vital pieces of equipment. This new equipment will be put to good use to provide high-quality specimens for testing and diagnosing,”  said Tara Mitchell, Fort St. John Lab Manager – Advertisement -The Histro Tissue Processor is a critical instrument in the diagnostics and handling of patient tissue samples. Tissue Processing is described as the removal of fluids from the tissue cells and replacing it with a sanitary paraffin medium that allows the sample to be thinly cut and examined. Cell and Tissue samples are analyzed in the lab to look for cancers or disease.Following the stabilization process with the Histo Tissue Processor, samples will make their way to the Paraffin Dispenser. The lab technologists will take the still delicate samples and using the dispenser, embeds them into a mould or ‘block’. Once the wax blocks cool, the samples have the needed structure to begin section cutting using the microtome. Alongside the processor, this equipment carries out the first steps in diagnosis and the new machines are allowing previous equipment to retire after aiding the North Peace labs since 2001. Advertisement Established in 1994, the FSJ Hospital Foundation celebrates 25 years of service in the Peace Region. The Foundation is dedicated to working with the community to raise and manage funds to enhance patient care and comfort at the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa Residential Care Facility.last_img read more

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