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OH, WHAT A KNIGHT: Syracuse surges past Rutgers with 21-0 1st-half run, Boeheim moves ahead of Bob Knight with 903rd career win

first_img Related Stories Triche provides Syracuse offense with steady leadership in 25-point performanceBoeheim passes Bob Knight for 2nd on all-time wins list with 903rd career victoryBoeheim discusses reaching 903 winsGallery: Syracuse beats Rutgers 78-53, Boeheim earns 903rd career win Published on January 3, 2013 at 1:00 am Contact Mark: | @mark_cooperjr Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse pummeled Rutgers in the paint and on the scoreboard for the final eight minutes of the first half.The Orange forced the Scarlet Knights into 12 consecutive missed shots and three turnovers while scoring 21 points in the same stretch. Opening its Big East slate for the 34th and final time, Syracuse displayed a prowess that left even its head coach, with his 903 career wins, surprised as the Orange (13-1, 1-0 Big East) crushed the Scarlet Knights (9-3, 0-1) 78-53.“We were playing well and then we started to play even better,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We made great decisions.”With his 903rd career victory, Boeheim moves into second place all-time in wins, surpassing Bob Knight’s 902. For most of this one, Boeheim could breathe easily, as Syracuse turned a two-point deficit into a blowout with a 21-0 run to close out the first half. Syracuse’s stingy interior defense combined with efficient transition offense allowed the Orange to win easily, its 13th consecutive win in the series against Rutgers.Rutgers began the game hot from 3-point range, draining four of its first seven attempts. Three of those came from Eli Carter, who led Rutgers with 19 points. It was his runner from the free-throw line that gave the Scarlet Knights their first lead, 20-18 with 8:19 to play in the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was their only lead, as Rutgers made just two 3s the rest of the game. And SU’s defense was a wall inside.“We did a good job down low inside,” Boeheim said. “Trapping.”Syracuse recorded seven blocks in the first half, nearly equaling its per-game average of 7.5. With the score knotted at 20, Rutgers forward Wally Judge held the ball down low. Soon the extended arms of James Southerland and Rakeem Christmas trapped him. Judge managed to fling a wild, loopy pass out to the perimeter, but when forward Dane Miller tried bringing the ball back into the middle, Christmas swatted away his futile attempt.Syracuse’s guards got things going at the other end. Michael Carter-Williams grabbed a rebound off of a Rutgers miss and sped up the court. He drove down the left side of the paint and used his size to his advantage, extending his arm past the reach of the 6-foot-2 Carter for a layup to give SU a 28-20 lead.Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, returning from a three-game suspension, called two timeouts in a 66-second span, to no avail. Syracuse scored four points in between timeouts, with a Triche layup inside giving the Orange a 30-20 lead.After the second timeout, Carter-Williams came off of the court smiling and bobbing his head. Triche led the Orange with 25 points, the most he’s had since he scored 27 against Oakland in his freshman season. Carter-Williams recorded 12 points and 10 assists for SU.“We’re unstoppable if we’re able to rebound the ball,” Triche said. “I think that’s big, either rebound the ball or get steals. It’s going to lead to getting us in transition.”Syracuse’s lead only grew in the second half, as the Orange scored the first basket with a Carter-Williams 3-pointer. Rutgers ended its scoring drought less than a minute into the half, but never challenged.Back-to-back 3-pointers from Triche gave the Orange its largest lead of the game, 62-33, with 12:26 to play. The second came on a beautiful drive and dish from Carter-Williams, leaving Triche with plenty of room in front of him on the left wing.The Orange continued to play with energy even with its huge lead, sparked by a run that was one of its most dominant stretches of play this season — reminiscent of the runs that last year’s squad went on consistently on its way to the Elite Eight.“Everyone was contributing,” Carter-Williams said. “Our bigs did a great job of blocking shots and getting rebounds and the wings did a great job running the floor. And Brandon and I did a great job getting them the ball.“It was definitely a team effort and it was one of our peaks this year.” Commentslast_img read more

3-time All-American Vanessa Shippy joins SU softball staff

first_img Published on July 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Shippy just completed her career at Oklahoma State this spring. She started every game of her career for the Cowboys, a streak of 234 consecutive games. She holds 12 school records, including highest on-base percentage (.613) and most runs scored in a single season (73). Originally from Idaho, Shippy was a four-time high school All-American and the 2014 Gatorade Idaho Softball Player of the Year.In April, Shippy was drafted in the National Pro Fastpitch draft. She instead chose to sign with Scrap Yard Fastpitch, an independent pro softball team in Houston.Shippy essentially takes the place on the staff of former SU assistant Alisa Goler. Penn State hired Goler as an assistant coach earlier this offseason. She joins fellow assistant coach Miranda Kramer and volunteer assistant Andrea Smith.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Syracuse softball has added three-time All-American and two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, Vanessa Shippy, to Mike Bosch’s coaching staff, SU Athletics announced Thursday.“We are excited to have Vanessa join the Orange family,” said SU head coach Bosch in the release. “She is one of the best young softball coaches in the game, and she will make an immediate impact within our program.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

How the Angels helped Tommy La Stella find his power

first_imgIn 2017, La Stella hit .288 with a .389 on-base percentage, which is not far from what he’s doing now. The difference is he’s playing more often, so he has the timing to be more aggressive with his swing. Instead of just poking the ball someplace, he’s driving it.“Just getting consistent at-bats has helped get my timing more consistent,” La Stella said.After four more hits Wednesday, he’s up to .301 with a .388 on-base percentage, comfortably settling in as the team’s leadoff hitter, at least against right-handed pitchers.He is thriving batting in front of Mike Trout, who is also chasing him in the home run column. Trout has nine.“I might as well enjoy it while it lasts,” La Stella said of his homer edge on Trout. “I’m sure it won’t last very long.” “We knew he gave good at-bats and falls under the category of professional hitter,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “But the power has been a pleasant surprise.”For the first 396 games of La Stella’s career, over five seasons with the Atlanta Braves and Cubs, La Stella hit 10 homers. His season-high was five, in 2017.La Stella, 30, blew past that in April. He’s already had three multi-homer games this season, two more than he had in his previous five years.“I don’t want to say (I’m surprised) because it makes it seem like I didn’t believe I could drive the ball,” La Stella said. “I’ve always driven the ball. Over the last few seasons, it’s been more of taking whatever I can get at the plate. When you go up infrequently, it’s not really an opportunity to be driving the ball.”In other words, when La Stella was spending most of his time on the bench, he didn’t have the chance to lock in his timing. Each at-bat was more about survival, as he tried to simply get a strike and spray the ball wherever he could. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img ANAHEIM — Scroll back through videos of Tommy La Stella’s at-bats over the past few years, and you’d be hard-pressed to find his true swing.With the Chicago Cubs, La Stella played sporadically, giving him plenty of time to try different things, and not much time to see if they worked.It took an entire spring and the first week of the regular season for La Stella and the Angels’ hitting coaches to discover – via tons of video – the Angels’ unlikely home run leader.In just more than a quarter of a season, La Stella has hit 11 homers, one more than his career total coming into this year. Simply having plate discipline and good enough hand-eye coordination to put the ball in play manifested itself in the career .345 on-base percentage that attracted General Manager Billy Eppler.Throughout spring training, La Stella and hitting coaches Jeremy Reed, Shawn Wooten and Paul Sorrento were sorting through different stances to unlock that hitter. Over the past couple of seasons, La Stella had changed his setup often. Sometimes he’s been more crouched. Sometimes he’s had his bat straight up and sometimes it was parallel to the ground. Sometimes he opened up his feet.Wooten sifted through it all.“One of the things we actually did was go back through all his videos from years past,” Reed said. “Wooten does an unbelievable job of finding that video, and we’ve gone back to his optimal position.”The optimal position, as it turns out, has La Stella standing taller, knees hardly bent at all, with his bat at about a 45-degree angle on his shoulder.“On video, it may not be as athletic of a position, but it’s comfortable for me, which allows my swing to work the way I want it to,” La Stella said.Big league hitting coaches will tell you that most of the job is just getting the hitters to start in a good position, allowing their natural athletic ability to take over once the ball is on its way.For La Stella, this upright position allows him to be loose and relaxed, so his hands can be free to get the barrel of the bat to the ball as efficiently as possible. Instead of jabbing at the baseball to punch it somewhere, he unleashes a smoother swing that powers the ball.“We really just got him in a repeatable position with his setup,” Reed said. “We did a couple of drills with him to get his barrel in a position and he just goes in there and repeats it. The success he’s having now is something he knows he’s capable of.”La Stella’s average exit velocity hasn’t changed much, but his launch angle has gone from 8.1 degrees last year to 15 degrees, which explains the balls going over the fence. La Stella insists a higher launch angle was not the goal. It is merely the side effect of locking in his setup in the optimal position. He actually had a similar launch angle from 2015 to 2017, between 13.3 and 15.7 degrees.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

The Handball National Team of BiH won against Switzerland in St. Gallen

first_imgThe Handball National Team of BiH celebrated in qualifiers for the World Cup that will be played in Germany and Denmark in 2019. They won against the National Team of Switzerland in St. Gallen with the score 24:21.Our national team was better at the opening of the match and after just three minutes, Vegar and Vranjes scored two goals (2: 0). Swiss team scored their first goal in the fifth minute of the match. Von Deschwanden was the most eager in the ranks of Swiss team at the opening of the match, and after 12 minutes, the result was 4: 4.We managed to get the advantage in the first half of the match with the score 7: 6, but the opponents scored two goals just ten minutes before the end of the first half (10: 8). They defended their advantage until the end of the first half. However, we managed to equalize the score with goals of Vranjes and Ovcina, and we went on the break with the score 12:12.We had two goals of advantage just ten minutes before the end of the match. Tarabochi scored and brought a great advantage to our team. There were no goals in the next five minutes of the match. Marco Tarabochi scored three goals just four minutes before the end of the match. Two minutes before the end we came to a plus three (23:20). We managed to preserve our advantage and celebrated with the result 24:21.The most effective player in the ranks of our national team was Marin Vegar with six goals. Our team will play the last match of qualifications in Tuzla on January 13.(Source: read more

Cordner’s selfless act to own loss

first_imgWith speculation growing louder that this will be Laurie Daley’s final series as coach of New South Wales, the question was put to him as to whose shoulders the responsibility for the loss should fall on.As Daley moved to defend the 17-man playing group that he had shepherded through this Holden State of Origin Series by accepting the entirety of the blame himself, Cordner spoke up for the first time in the post-match press conference to stand in front of the bullet.Magnanimous in defeat with a speech during the on-field presentation that oozed class that an entire state should get behind, Cordner refused to allow Daley to be held responsible for a fourth series defeat in five years in charge.”I’ll step in there. I reckon it’s the players,” said Cordner, who is generally much more comfortable running tough lines against monster back-rowers than he is in front of a microphone.”All we have to worry about is turning up and training. We’ve got a game-plan and a structure to stick to and Laurie and the coaching staff have been nothing but great every time I’ve been wearing a Blue jersey, especially this series.”We had the same team all the way through the series and we prepared really well every game, especially this game because our training this time we didn’t have to learn anything new because we had the same players.”It falls back on myself being the captain and the playing group as well.”We played really well Game One and most of Game Two; it was really disappointing how that ended. We come up here tonight and we didn’t start the game off how we planned.”That doesn’t come back on the coaches, that’s the players. I’ll put my hand up there.”‌If Daley does step aside, when the dust settles the next coach in line need look no further than Cordner for the embodiment of the players they will need to break a Queensland stranglehold that has been loosened only once in the past 12 years.It’s an extraordinary period of dominance in a rivalry that had never seen a team dominate for more than three years in a row for the first 25 years, and given the confidence the young Maroons will take from this year that dominance shows no signs of abating.Queensland has developed this superiority on a selection policy not of picking the best individuals but the best teammates.They want to know that when a game is in the balance and they are struggling to gain the ascendancy the 16 other players in the squad will fight just as hard as they will to turn the tide.You can never question the effort of any player that graces the Origin arena but if it is not done as a collective it can be very easily misdirected and energy soon degenerates into panic.Players such as Jake Trbojevic, Josh Jackson, Wade Graham and Jack Bird will be willing allies to Cordner for the next five years at least and can develop a dependability that will stand up in the harsh glare of Origin’s spotlight.The challenge for the New South Wales coach in 2018 will be finding the formula for the right players to put around them.last_img read more

Suspect for court today

first_img13-year-old murdered in CorentyneThe suspect in the killing of the Corentyne teen is expected to appear in a Berbice court today to face the capital charge.This was disclosed by Acting Crime Chief Hugh Jessamy on Wednesday.Dead: Akeem GrimmondJessamy told Guyana Times that investigators were not able to get a confession from the accused, but based on circumstantial evidence, he was charged.The partly decomposed body of 13-year-old Akeem Grimmond, of No 61 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was discovered in a drain last Monday, behind a cemetery at Number 62 Village about 300 metres from his home. He had gone missing last Saturday.After Grimmond went missing, the wife of an associate told the Police that her husband had reported to her that he had killed the teenager and had planned to purchase biscuits and coffee to give to his parents for a wake.Following the revelation, Police arrested Terani Goolsarran, also called “Brozer” of Number 62 Village. However, he denied killing Grimmond.Jessamy said that there was enough circumstantial evidence to give weight to the charge.The former Bush Lot Secondary School student leaves to mourn a sister, mother and step-father.Eight years ago, Grimmond’s father disappeared in the backdam. His remains were discovered eight months after.last_img read more

CCJ to hear cross dressing appeal case today

first_img…Guyana delegation confident of favourable ruling A 15-member delegation from the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) and Guyana Trans United (GTU) is currently in Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) prepares to hear arguments and seek clarification on submissions made in the appeal filed by four transgendered persons, who are challenging a ruling handed down by Guyana’s local courts which bars them from dressing in female attire for ‘improper purposes’.The appeal was launched on several grounds following a ruling handed down by then acting Chief Justice Ian Chang in September 2013 which said that while the act of cross dressing was not a crime, when it is done for an “improper purpose”, it does constitute an offence. That ruling was also appealed at the level of Guyana’s Appeal Court, but the appellants did not have any success as the case was dismissed.Altogether, the appellants: Quincy “Gulliver” McEwan, Seon “Angel” Clarke, Joseph “Peaches” Fraser and Seyon “Isabella” Persaud are also fighting the British colonial-era law, because they were detained, convicted, and fined by the then acting Chief Magistrate after their February 2009 arrest in Georgetown.It, therefore, means that today’s hearing will also see oral arguments being made in the final appeal that is challenging the 1893 Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) that deal with matters Against Religion, Morality & Public Convenience which makes it an offence for a man “in any public way or public place, for any improper purpose” to appear in female attire, or for a woman, “in any public way or public place, for any improper purpose” to appear in male attire.Speaking with  Guyana Times  on Wednesday from Trinidad and Tobago, SASOD Managing Director Joel Simpson said that those who were part of the delegation were confident that the case would be tried fairly and a favourable ruling eventually handed down.“We expect to have the opportunity to clarify any points of our submissions that the panel of Judges may have … We would have filed submissions months ago … the hearing could be half day or whole day,” he explained.Simpson said that the team felt strongly that the CCJ was the platform where they would finally have a fair hearing that was free from prejudice.“We think that it will be a fair opportunity to have the case heard by an independent panel of jurists who are of high standing and a lot of the arguments that we are raising in this case are very novel to Guyana and the Caribbean, so it calls for a mature level of judicial intelligence,” he remarked.Simpson said that the case was scheduled to be heard by a full panel as he explained that the recent rulings handed down by the CCJ have boosted the team’s resolve.“Well, we are extremely confident and that’s why we filed the appeal. We think so far in the Region in a number of cases that CCJ is showing a track record of being independent in its thoughts while moving beyond the Caribbean and looking at what is happening in the wider world,” he added.He said that the CCJ, appeared from its disposition, not afraid to make bold decisions and overturn decisions that were made by local courts as he expressed satisfaction in Guyana’s decision made years ago to make the regional body its final court.The litigants are also fighting against the then acting Chief Magistrate’s conduct when she told the individual appellants that they were confused about their sexuality and should follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, comments which they claim are inconsistent with our Constitution.Nevertheless, many religious groups argue that the laws should remain intact.The CCJ hearing will be streamed live on the entity’s website.last_img read more

First batch of doctors graduate from Georgetown American University

first_imgThe inaugural graduation of the Georgetown American University was held on Saturday, introducing seven new doctors into the medical field.Founded five years ago and located on Croal Street, Georgetown, students from countries such as Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Canada and Russia completed the programme and were awarded at the Marriott Hotel. Members of the graduating class were Bruke Abenet, Ihiyemi Aderayo, Hayaat Amara, Amanda Amsterdam, Alicia Jaikaran, Lyndon Tuffulo and Isioma Oside.Isioma Oside was Valedictorian and highlighted the challenges she would have faced to finally graduate after waiting for three years.“Graduating isn’t the end but the beginning of the journey ahead. We have bought the land, set the foundation and now, it is time to build and building is the tough part. One thing we shouldn’t forget is how we started and what we have been called to do in this field,” Oside said to her fellow graduates and the extended gathering.Her advice for the future is to be inquisitive in this field and develop relations with persons who share encouragement.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also expressed that the graduates must be committed to leadership, in healing those who are suffering from diseases and other health factors.“The most significant words are leadership, alleviating human suffering, research [and] healthcare delivery; all of which are intrinsically linked to the global health mandate under the theme: ‘Universal Health, Everyone, Everywhere.”To the first graduating class, she said, “You are the first batch and the ambassadors of this prestigious institution. The expectations for you are therefore high. You will be the trailblazers and torch bearers, striving in your respective milieus to uphold the name of the institution.”President of the institution, Dr Melissa Varswyk sighted that the use of technology to develop a modern curriculum has always been on the agenda and they are hoping to expand the number of courses being offered.The Academic Honour Award was presented to Amanda Amsterdam, while Alicia Jaikaran was named the President Honour Awardee.last_img read more

City to start major street sweeping program

first_imgWHITTIER – The city is about to embark on a $345,600 alley-cleaning program. The money will be spent to provide street sweeping of alleys every other week and hire three new employees – two of whom will be used to pick up the material that have been illegally dumped. A third will be a code-enforcement officer. “It’s a terrible problem,” Councilman Bob Henderson said. “The alleys are deteriorating badly. We have all kinds of pot holes and debris.” However, it still will several months for the program – approved recently by the City Council – to get under way. The city must seek bids for the street sweeping program and hire the new employees. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CRL track finals Wednesday

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1:30 p.m.The Camino Real League track and field finals are scheduled Wednesday at Serra High School in Gardena. The meet will involve athletes from both Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary and St. Paul and will begin at 5 p.m. The prelims were held Saturday.last_img