Gallery: Syracuse’s upset victory over No. 10 Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 23, 2017 at 1:15 am Behind John Gillon’s second-half outburst, Syracuse (17-12, 9-7 Atlantic Coast) upset No. 10 Duke (22-6, 10-5), 78-75, Wednesday night in front of the largest on-campus crowd in college basketball this season. Gillon hit the game-winner at the buzzer, freshman guard Tyus Battle returned to his old self (18 points) and the Orange scored 53 second-half points to complete the victory. SU plays next at Louisville on Sunday.MORE COVERAGEWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 78-75 win against No. 10 DukeThe Final Word: Syracuse stuns No. 10 Duke, 78-75Tyus Battle scores 18 points in Syracuse’s 78-75 upset win over No. 10 DukeSyracuse upsets No. 10 Duke with John Gillon’s buzzer-beating banked 3center_img Commentslast_img

Uganda Cranes crisis meeting on, players to get extra $6000

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Bakkabulindi and Onyango. FILE PHOTOCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | Sports state minister Charles Bakkalubindi has concluded a three-hour long meeting with Uganda Cranes players, who are on strike over emoluments. The players are currently meeting on their own to agree on an offer of $6000 from soccer governing body FUFA for making the Nations Cup quarter-finals.According to Ugandan journalists at Radisson Blu Hotel where the National team players stay, captain Dennis Onyango, Emma Okwi and Hassan Wasswa Mawanda met the Minister and other officials from the sports ministry and soccer governing body FUFA.“Meeting has ended, it’s been resolved that each player will get $6000, and all signs indicate they will now head out for a training session at Arab Contractors’ stadium in Cairo ahead of the Friday game against Senegal,” tweeted journalist Nicholas Bamulanzeki.He added that, “players are now having a private meeting amongst themselves at the hotel Fufa officials and coaches asked to excuse them for a while for privacy.”Earlier, FUFA said an emergency meeting had agreed that the players get an extra $6000 for qualifying for the quarter-finals.“Considering the magnitude and importance of the event of Uganda Cranes match against the Teranga Lions of Senegal, the interests of the Nation, Government, the Sponsors, and the gallant fans, FUFA has agreed to pay 6,000 USD over and above the agreed terms in the Code of Conduct and that matters of finances will not be discussed until the end of Uganda Cranes participation in the tournament. This position has been duly communicated to the Players,” FUFA said.Cranes players boycotted Tuesday training claiming they have not been paid what is due to them. FUFA issued a statement later saying they have already been paid sh55million to each players, as agreed, in contracts before the tournament started.UPDATElast_img read more

Sirens, Horns Will Salute Troops at Foofaraw September 8, 7:45 AM

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaWhen you see lights flashing and hear sirens sounding on the Port of Olympia docks on September 8, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., please do not be alarmed! It is not an emergency. It is the Port and local “First Responders” joining with the Olympia Yacht Club and Thurston County Chamber in honoring our Armed Forces with the 55th Annual Foofaraw.On Friday, September 8, the Thurston County Chamber and the Olympia Yacht Club will host over 225 active duty military men and women at Island Home, a private island owned by the Olympia Yacht Club.Boats are bid farewell by a contingent of local first-responders.As vessels carrying military members pass the Port, they will see the American flag flying above the marine terminal and the salute from members of the Port of Olympia staff and Harbor Patrol, Olympia Fire and Police Departments, Lacey Fire and Police Department, Thurston County Sheriff’s Department, ILWU Local 47, Weyerhaeuser and Brusco Tug & Barge.last_img read more

Bombers capture West Kootenay Fieldhockey title with 1-0 win over SHSS

first_imgThe West Kootenay champ gains a berth in the BC High School Field Hockey Championships November 6-8 in Oliver.The loser of the final has another chance to qualify, meeting Fraser Valley #2 in a Wild Card game in Kelowna.The Bombers return to the pitch this weekend for a tournament at Pass Creek Park. Teams from Mount Boucherie and Oliver join the three locals squads in the event.Bombers knock off first place J. Lloyd Crowe in WK Fieldhockey actionTuesday, the Bombers took a huge step toward the West Kootenay title by scoring a 2-0 victory over first-place J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey League action.The win pulled the Bombers to within a point of the Hawks with Wednesday’s game being the final game of the regular season.Tara Yowek was back guarding the cage for LVR to register the shutout.LVR was helped by the return of Abbie Bourchier-Willans who joined the team Tuesday for the first game this season.Bourchier-Willans is also the main setter for the Volleyball squad. The L.V. Rogers Bombers have claimed the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey regular season title by edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 1-0 Wednesday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.The win lifted LVR past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail and into top spot in regular season standings.Grade 10 midfielder Noa Butterfield scored an unassisted goal for the only marker of the game.”It was (Noa’s) birthday (Tuesday) and we we so hoping she would score a goal then…but today made it even sweeter since it was the only one,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson.Jenna Wheeldon registered the shutout in goal with help from a solid defence of Kyra Burkart, Emma Gregorich, Grade 9 Heather Potkins and Lauren Walgren.The Bombers now gain a bye into the West Kootenay Final next Thursday (October 23) at 3:30 p.m. at Pass Creek.LVR plays the semi final winner between Stanley Humphries and Crowe, played Tuesday.last_img read more

Nitros fall short at Cyclone Taylor Cup, drop 6-5 decision to Storm in Final

first_imgThe Kimberley Dynamiters came within one game, within one goal of capturing a BC Junior B Hockey Championship.Gage Colpron had three assists to spark the Campbell River Storm to a 6-5 victory over Kimberley in the Junior B Hockey Final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Monday in Mission City.The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs, which defeated Kimberley for the second time in the tournament, now represent BC at the Keystone Cup April 16-19 at Cold Lake, Alta.Host Mission City Outlaws blasted North Vancouver Wolfpack 7-0 in the Bronze Medal Game earlier in the day.The difference for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League reps was a shaky defence that had been the cornerstone of the team’s success throughout the post season. Leading 3-2 after 40 minutes, the Storm scored three times in a span of 10 minutes to take a 6-3 lead with six minutes remaining in the third period.Trent Johnson, Michael Olson and Trevor Bottomley scored to blow the game open.Jason Richter, named the tournament MVP, cut the lead to 6-4 with two minutes remaining before Jordan Busch made it a one-goal game in the final minute.However, Kimberley could not get the equalizer past Jesse Michel in the Storm nets.Dawson Frank, Dane Feeney and Nathan Browne also scored for Campbell River, who went undefeated in the tournament.Jordan Roy, Keenan Haase also scored for the Nitros.Richter finished the game with three points for Kimberley while Braden Saretsky, Alex Rosolowsky and Haase all had two points in the game for Kimberley.Kimberley outshot Campbell River 25-22 as Tyson Brouwer, named Most Inspirational Player of the Tournament, took the loss in goal.TOURNAMENT NOTES: Campbell River brought the Cyclone Taylor Cup back to the Island for the first time since the Peninsula Panthers won the title in 2011. . . .This is the sixth Cyclone title for the VIJHL and second for the Campbell River Storm. The last BC Championship was one by the Storm in 1999. . . .Gage Colpron of the Storm won the tournament scoring title with four goals and four assists. Bryce Pislak of Mission City was second with seven points while Jason Richter of Kimberley finished in a six-way tie for third with five points. . . . Kimberley opened with a 2-1 win over Mission City before dropping a 6-5 OT decision to Campbell River. The Dynamiters advanced to the final by defeating North Van 5-4 in overtime. Richter scored the winner at 4:54 of the second extra time period. . . . Nelson’s Sawyer Hunt finished the tournament with a goal in three games.last_img read more

Field shaping up for 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Men’s Curling Championships in Nelson

first_imgTom Buchy of Kimberley and Creston’s Chris Ducharme are the two latest qualifiers for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Men’s Curling Championships set for February 10-14 at the Nelson Curling Club.The two skips earned spots in the 16-team field after the Men’s Kootenay Playdown Sunday in Fernie.Buchy, back again at the Provincials for the 11th time, teamed up with former Brier rep Deane Horning, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will to outlast Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook 8-6 in the A Final Saturday.Trailing 2-0 after three ends, the Buchy foursome scored five points in the next three ends to take a 5-2 lead.However, Shypitka rallied to tie the game at 6-6 with a deuce in the tenth.Playing with last rock, Buchy scored two in the 11th to grab the A event title and a berth in Nelson. Meanwhile Ducharme, third Josh Firman, second Jim Stewart, lead Jim Maccaulay and fifth man Brendan Stead also defeated Shypitka in the B Final 9-4.The win avenged a 9-5 A-event loss to the Cranbrook rink for DucharmeA pair of three-enders in the fourth and seventh ends proved to be the difference maker for Ducharme.Buchy and Ducharme join defending champion Jim Cotter of Vernon and Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) points winners for the year, Dean Joanisse and Sean Geall, both of Royal City Curling Club.Also heading to Nelson following weekend qualifying in Penticton, Parksville and New Westminster are Michael Johnson and Chase Martyn, both of the Royal City Curling Club; Stephen Schneider of the Vancouver Curling Club; Kelowna skip Jeff Richard and Mark Longworth of Vernon; Wes Craig and Neil Dangerfield of Victoria.The remaining three berths will be awarded at an open qualification event being staged in Salmon Arm from January 8-10.This year’s championship in Nelson will be televised on Sportsnet.For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit or the Nelson Curling Club website.Story originated at The Nelson Dailylast_img read more

Pleasure seekers

first_imgKiran Sawhney, 40, Owner, Fitnesolution, DelhiHeading to a gym at the end of a hard day’s work figures as a chore on your daily list of must-dos and you obviously do not look forward to it. So how is it that all those women staring out at you from the glossies manage it day in, day out? Simple, have fun while you’re at it.”It is essential to make a mundane routine fun. There’s no point in doing the same thing 365 days a year. I try and do something different every single day,” says Delhi-based fitness expert, Kiran Sawhney, 40. If it’s aerobics you’re doing, try and change the choreography. If it’s circuit training, tweak it a little or try any form of ‘dancercise’- jazz, tango or bhangra-as they are great fun workouts. For, as the body begins to get used to a fitness regimen, its effectiveness begins to drop. At her studio, Fitnesolution, Sawhney tries to bring these elements together.A graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, this fitness aficionado was a stay-athome mother until 1996. She had also completed a course in commercial flying and then went on to do a course in fitness and took a liking to it. Courses and certifications followed as she balanced work with bringing up her two sons, Sarthi, 19 and Siddharth, 18. Of course it helped that her timings were flexible, there were no deadlines and her husband was supportive.Unlike other gym-obsessed trainers, she recommends working out at home once you know the exercises. “You don’t have to buy heavy duty machines, inexpensive equipment like a bosu ball, trampoline or medicine ball can give you fully equipped workouts,” she says. A good idea in the summer is to go for water sports or aqua aerobics. It keeps you fit and cool. And since it’s a group activity, you can ask your friends to join in. In fact enrolling with a friend for a workout like kick-boxing or krav maga can be enjoyable and is sure to keep you motivated.Eefa Shrof, 37, Wellness Coach, PuneAnd who better to ask about the power of motivation than a survivor. At the age of 22, Eefa Shrof met with a serious accident and severely injured herself. Besides broken bones, she had torn ligaments and damaged the soft tissue in both her legs. She was told it would be a few years before she could walk. Shrof was bedridden. That is when a friend introduced her to yoga. She recovered without any surgery and in eight months was walking around.Four years later, she began to teach the practice that had helped her heal. “It transformed me in a way you only read of in books,” she says. At 37 today, she’s trained the who’s who of Bollywood. Her specialisation is the Ashtang Vinyasa and her innovation, super yoga, is her attempt to bring the physical, spiritual, emotional and social aspects of the practice of yoga together.Since she practices the same routine everyday, once in a while she takes a break and instead goes cycling or running for a week. So what is it that spurs her to keep going? For some people music works but for her it’s movies all the way. “I find the Rocky series intensely inspiring. Whenever I’m down and out, I watch one of the films and it lifts me instantly.” Setting goals is important too. “If there’s a posture I’m trying to master, I tend to look at a lot of its pictures and keep trying till I get it right,” she says.She stresses the need for role models especially those you can identify with. It’s something she also tries to incorporate in the leadership development programmes she runs for children and young adults. “I take up youth icons and break their success down into attributes all of us have. It makes the person more identifiable and the goal more achievable.”Mishika Goel, 31, Co-founder, Leapstart, DelhiFor entrepreneur and mother of two, Mishika Goel, the best workout is one where she can involve the children. “Then it’s not something you dread and gives you great time with the kids.” Echoes Sawhney, “Outdoor activities like biking are an amazing way to bond with the family or your partner.”Goel suggests turning the TV off and heading outdoors as much as you can. She does train in the gym four to five times a week but it’s playing with the young ones she enjoys most. And her work gives her ample opportunity to do just that. She has co-founded Leapstart in Delhi and Bangalore, a programme for age appropriate fitness for children that supplements the school curriculum with physical education by providing trainers and assessing performances of the students.It was when she wanted to enroll her five-year-old son Arnav, then four, for soccer classes, that she realised it wasn’t the right way to go about it. “In India, there’s no research about how a child should learn a sport, the way lessons should be divided, individual needs and hardly any recognition of the fact that sports give you skills to deal with life. They teach you to accept defeat in a positive way and try harder,” she says.An MBA from Cardiff University in the UK, Goel left the corporate world to pursue what she felt strongly about. With mounting rates of diabetes and heart problems, she thinks the current trend of ill-health among young professionals is only going to get worse and that’s where physical fitness steps in to sort the problem. “It’s great if we can make a difference by building a healthier community and make children enjoy fitness as much as they enjoy games.”advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Video: ESPN’s First Take Debates Braxton Miller’s Position Change

first_imgStephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim on the set of ESPN First Take.If you aren’t a big fan of either Stephen A. Smith or Skip Bayless, you may want to skip this one. Friday, the two gave their takes on the Braxton-Miller-is-switching-positions news, and, as you might guess, it’s being met with a great deal of criticism.While Smith’s initial rant mostly goes in circles (per usual), he does mention that it initially gave him “cause for pause” when he heard that Miller, a black quarterback, was being encouraged to play another position. Considering the team’s other two options – J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones – are also black, he claims that this scenario is a bit different. Bayless, meanwhile, thinks that Barrett might win the position. According to Smith, there’s no chance of that happening.Enjoy, we think.last_img

Desmond Howard Says Ohio State Fan Flipped Him Off, Yelled “F*** Michigan” At Him Friday

first_imgOhio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)ESPN’s College GameDay is in Columbus for tomorrow’s big showdown between Ohio State and Michigan State, which means that former Michigan star Desmond Howard, who is an analyst for the show, is in enemy territory. One Buckeyes supporter appears to have gone overboard in making sure Howard doesn’t feel at home.Friday morning, Howard, on SportsCenter, told Cari Champion that he’d been flipped off and screamed at by an Ohio State supporter on his walk to the set. Hours later, a fan claimed responsibility on Twitter and called out Howard in the process. We’ve gone ahead and transcribed what Howard told viewers. We imagine that the fan is going to eventually delete all of his tweets, including the video – it isn’t a good look at all.“On my way to the set, I came across a young man, a student here, who showed me that he thought I was No. 1 with one of his fingers and then he – he went on to say that, using this foul language, that he wanted to have some sort of weird sexual relations with Michigan. So I told him, hey buddy, I don’t blame you, I blame your parents and the way you were raised, have a good day young man.” Told Desmond Howard right to his face, “fuck Michigan” he wasn’t happy— Matt Schroth (@Schroth21) November 20, 2015ok chill Desmond you didn’t say anything to me— Matt Schroth (@Schroth21) November 20, [email protected] say it to my face next time and not on sports center. You don’t want these hands chump— Matt Schroth (@Schroth21) November 20, 2015Rivalries are great, but this kind of stuff isn’t cool at all. Maybe a simple “Go Bucks!” would have sufficed instead.last_img read more

Oil and gas sector cautious as clock ticks down to Trans Mountain

first_imgThe company counts Imperial Oil Ltd. and Cenovus Energy Inc. among its customers, both of whom have delayed building or completing steam-driven oilsands projects because of uncertainty about how they will get the oil to market.Analyst Samir Kayande, a director with RS Energy Group, says the expansion to triple capacity of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline will help with market access when it comes on stream but that likely won’t happen until 2022 and could be held up by more legal challenges.He says the pipeline isn’t big enough to fix Western Canada’s oil transportation woes on its own, nor does it address the general downturn in energy investing in North America and the lower quality of Canada’s resources compared to premier U.S. oil and gas basins.“Even though it’s positive and it’s important, the impact on the investment climate will probably be a little bit muted at least until you can actually start construction,” said Kayande.“It really depends on what the next round of legal challenges looks like.” CALGARY, A.B. – Observers on the front lines of Western Canada’s oil and gas sector are looking forward to what’s widely expected to be approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday while acknowledging the decision by Ottawa won’t solve all problems.CEO Clayton Byrt of Pimee Well Servicing LP, a service rig company owned by six northern Alberta First Nations, says approval of the pipeline is a “big deal” because it will encourage investment by the oilsands producers he counts as customers.He says more activity will support Pimee’s ability to retain its 140 employees, almost all Indigenous, and eventually grow the company to continue to offer good jobs to First Nations members.last_img read more