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first_imgA bigger game followed on Thursday night, the Lakers against state no. 14-ranked Marcellus in a game moved to Chittenango High School’s turf field after all of the heavy midweek rains that inundated the Sean Googin Sports Complex.But the change of venue did not bother Cazenovia one bit as it got a 3-1 victory over the Mustangs that helped clinch, for the Lakers, the OHSL Liberty National division regular-season championship.It was tied 1-1 at halftime thanks to Matt Kershaw’s goal for Marcellus, but Cazenovia went in front in the second half as, Spires tacked on two more goals, with the other going to Max Michael. Charles Aronson contributed an assist.Chittenango had its own challenge last Tuesday when it faced state no. 20-ranked Westhill, and while it did get on the board, the Bears still lost to the Warriors in another 3-1 decision.Then, on Friday, the Bears faced state Class C no. 6-ranked Bishop Grimes, and scored twice in each half, yet still was unable to overcome a slow start on defense as it lost 6-4 to the Cobras.The 4-2 deficit Chittenango faced by halftime made the ultimate difference, though Sean Larsson did net a pair of goals and single goals went to Arthur Paul and Abraham Alpuerto, with assists credited to Mikel Pascual and Anthony Roberts.Ultimately, Grimes’ start duo of Byam Mugushu and Deng Mawien subdued the Bears, Mugushu pouring in four goals and one assist as Mawien earned the other two goals.Still, the Bears’ 9-6-1 mark meant a Section III Class B playoff berth as a no. 8 seed, playing at home this Wednesday against no. 9 seed South Jefferson, the winner to get either top seed General Brown or Holland Patent in the quarterfinals.As for Cazenovia, its 12-4 mark translated into a no. 5 seed. If the Lakers defeated no. 12 seed Lowville in Wednesday’s opening round, it could face no. 4 seed Westhill. who has to get past no. 13 seed Oneida, in the quarterfinals, bringing the two sides that have battled in the sectional final each of the last three years (won by the Warriors each time) together two rounds earlier.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Chase Willard earned the other goal, with Bryan Roca picking up an assist. Though Tylar Moss and Jack Donovan scored for Skaneateles, Cazenovia goalkeeper Ethan Baker turned away 10 other shots.Now Cazenovia would venture to Whitesboro, looking to avenge a 3-0 defeat to the Warriors on Sept. 27. And it nearly did so, but the Lakers fell just short in a 3-2 defeat to the Warriors.Brian Pezzi proved the focal point for Cazenovia’s attack, not only netting a goal, but assisting on Spires’ tally. Nick Gugino also picked up an assist. Tags: boys soccerCazenoviaChittenangocenter_img What the Cazenovia boys soccer team hoped for was that the effort it put out Oct. 10 in a 4-2 road victory over Skaneateles would translate into a strong final week of the regular season that, by the end, produced an OHSL Liberty National division regular-season title.That Skaneateles game, played at Hyatt Stadium, was a confidence-booster, since Skaneateles entered it holding a no. 13 state Class B ranking, an 11-3 record and also owned a four-game-win streak.None of that helped against Cazenovia’s star forward, Joe Spires, who constantly burned the host Lakers’ defense and ultimately produced a three-goal hat trick.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 29, 2014 at 1:30 am With a 4-3 win over Wake Forest on April 18, Syracuse snapped a three-game losing streak, but that wasn’t what impressed Amanda Rodgers most that day.Three freshmen combined to win a singles and a doubles match in the Orange’s victory that day — a sign that they were flourishing due to an increase in playing time as the season progressed.And Rodgers believes that the team will benefit from the growth of the freshmen moving forward.“I think it puts a mark on next year,” she said. “Whoever stays, we’re going to have an amazing team. It just shows the character they have built throughout the season.”Syracuse (5-15, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) had its season come to an end following its 4-1 loss to No. 42 Florida State on Thursday in the ACC tournament. But the talented freshman class, led by Rhiann Newborn and Valeria Salazar, poses a bright future for the Orange over the long haul.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse interim head coach Shelley George had the opportunity to guide this freshmen class, which has made strides every game.“All season long they have been under fire because they had to step up in situations where upperclassmen were injured,” George said. “In every match, they have progressively gotten better. They believe in their game more.”Newborn’s leadership skills were put to the test when George made a decision to pair her with freshmen Maria Avgerinos and Olivia Messineo at doubles this season.Newborn and Avgerinos were a tandem for the majority of the season, and displayed their true character following a tough loss to the country’s No. 11 doubles team on North Carolina.They were two freshmen playing like veterans, having built a 7-6 lead on the Tar Heels. But Newborn and Avgerinos were defending a resounding comeback from North Carolina’s Caroline Price and Whitney Kay, who were battle-tested and ultimately pounced on the inexperience of the Orange.The two freshmen never showed through their body language that they weren’t capable of holding themselves accountable. Neither attempted to chide each other during that match, but instead realized that this would provide them with experience that would further benefit their careers.“It’s going to help us a lot,” Newborn said following the loss to UNC. “ I feel that we are going to beat a lot of these good ACC doubles players we’re going to come up against. We’re going to keep fighting, keep working and staying positive.”Salazar is another freshman who elevated her play as the season progressed. Known initially for her quiet personality, Salazar learned from doubles partner Maddie Kobelt how to bring passion to the sport. The duo earned crucial victories against ranked doubles opponents, most notably against Clemson on April 11.Kobelt and Salazar dominated Clemson’s then-12th-ranked Yana Koroleva and Beatrice Gumulya en route to an 8-2 win.It was this match where Salazar showed her transformation as a player by providing the energy that her coaches have wanted her to display since becoming a part of the program.“I’m much more positive and feisty and have more energy,” she said. “When I got here, the coaches told me I had to be less mellow and be louder.”As Syracuse looks to build a formidable program in the ACC, junior Komal Safdar recognizes the potential of the program moving forward.She believes that the talented freshman class can ultimately use this season to propel the Orange to new heights in the nation over the next three years.“Every one of them has improved as a competitor,” Safdar said. “The fact that we have so many freshmen shows our depth and our further potential.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Cork City manager John Caufield says they were knocked out of Europe by a better side.The Leesiders lost 1-0 to Larnaca in Cyprus last night and 2-0 on aggregate over two legs in their Europa league second round qualifier.Caufield says they were out – classed.last_img

first_imgNigerians are assured of a robust coverage of the FIFA World Cup with sports journalists; Shina Okeleji, Tega Onajaife, Jide Alabi and Niran Adesanya among others, also scheduled to bring local perspectives to match analyses.Football loving Nigerians who want to be a part of the live studio audience are advised to arrive one hour ahead of match kick-off at the Ultima Studio located at Freedom Way in Lekki, Lagos. They can also look forward to receiving amazing football memorabilia courtesy Coca-Cola, official partner of the FIFA World Cup.The studio will run for the duration of the tournament, covering 32 matches of the FIFA World Cup including all Super Eagles and other African teams’ matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram To provide the best possible coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Kwesé has set-up a studio facility in Lagos, catering to audiences of Kwesé Free Sports (KFS) UHF 32 and sub-licensed stations of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) network, including the NTA and AIT networks.The Kwesé Free Sports (KFS) studio in Lagos brings audiences 15-minutes build-up to matches anchored by sports enthusiasts and on-air-personalities, Jimmie Akinsola aka “Jimme The Entertainer”, Murphy Ijemba aka Radio Paparazzi, Sean Amadi and Tracy Swoo, with half-time analyses and post-match wrap-up to be provided by respected Nigerian ex-footballers, namely; Mutiu Adepoju, Finidi George and Folorunsho Okenla.The Nigeria studio also crosses over to Kwesé’s South Africa studio for added world-class analyses from Premier League TV pundits, Leroy Rosenior and Don Hutchison, and Nigeria’s Augustine Eguavoen, who are joined by and Daniel Amokachi who is live in Russia.last_img read more

first_imgStuart Law Newly-appointed coach of the West Indies, Stuart Law, says his team’s primary focus will be on securing a place in the 2019 World Cup.Automatic qualifying spots to the prestigious tournament is awarded to the top eight teams in the world and the West Indies are currently ranked ninth. The Caribbean team were absent from ICC Champion’s Trophy and will have until a September 30, 2017 deadline to avoid what could end up being a similar fate.Law is trying to avoid his team participating in an laborious qualification process, which will see 10 teams fight for only two spots in a play-off in Bangladesh.“The main aim is to qualify for the next World Cup, the 50-over World Cup, so these one-day games are extremely important to us,” Law told Espncricinfo.“So that’s our main focus really at this stage. I know we have Pakistan coming for T20s, Tests and one-dayers as well but the one-day series probably will take paramount importance.”last_img read more

first_img Arby’s lowers standards for Red Wings fans to get free curly fries “It’s just like saying should you block shots. Of course you should block shots, that’s the sacrifice it takes to win. Every once in a while you’re going to get a broken bone because of it. Should you take a hit to make a play? Of course you should take a hit to make a play. Otherwise you’re never winning. Should you stick up for your teammates? Of course you should stick up for your teammates. Otherwise you’re never winning. That’s just the reality of it.”It’s a big loss for the Wings, since Mantha was tied with Tyler Bertuzzi on the team with the third-highest goals scored with nine and had five assists.”It’s a big loss,” Larkin said. “He’s been scoring, putting the puck in the net. Him and I feel like our chemistry’s been clicking the past couple games. It’s unfortunate right when you feel that and he’s out of the lineup.” Related News Mantha was riled up after Nemeth slammed Dylan Larkin into the boards early in the third period, which resulted in Mantha challenging Nemeth to a fight.”He was sticking up for Larkin in that case, who got his head run against the boards,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said, via the team’s website. “I know this, he’d do it again. And I’m good with him doing it again. I want him to do it again. We want to make sure we’re sticking up for each other. You’re not going anywhere at any time if you got a team that’s selfish and doesn’t care about each other — no chance. The best chance for us to have great success here is for us to make sure that we’re looking after each other at all times and sometimes these types of things are going to happen. The Red Wings lost more than their game against the Avalanche on Sunday.Right wing Anthony Mantha will miss 4-6 weeks after he hurt his hand fighting Avalanche defenseman Patrik Nemeth.last_img read more

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence (51) spins away from running back Miguel Maysonet (30) during a blocking drill in practice at NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., on Monday, July 28, 2014 . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.Spence almost gleefully smashed into fullback Bryce Davis during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first full contact drill of training camp on Monday. The two tussled for several seconds before Davis – his fists full of Spence’s jersey – pulled them both to the ground.Call it a victory for Spence, in more ways than one. He’s a football player again, however unlikely that may have been in the agonizing weeks and months after he shredded his left knee in a 2012 preseason game against Carolina.The former third-round pick used to watch replays of his knee bending in ways it’s not supposed to bend – ripping up his peroneal nerve in the process – as he raced into the Carolina backfield. No longer.“I don’t even revisit it,” Spence said.For good reason. Spence spent too many nights crying himself to sleep wondering if he would ever make it all the way back. Sure there were times he doubted he would get this far. He responded by forcing himself to go in for treatment on the days he would have rather stayed home because watching the Steelers prepare for life without him was just too painful.Slowly, his surgically repaired knee regained strength. Amazingly, the nerve regenerated. The 24-year-old Spence looked as quick as ever during organized team activities during the spring, but he knew Monday would be the day of reckoning.The Steelers begin the contact portion of training camp at Saint Vincent College with “backs on backers,” which is just as basic – and as violent – as it sounds. A linebacker bolts toward the quarterback, with a running back or tight end the only thing in his way. It’s a chance for rookies to make a name for themselves and veterans to show they’ve still got it.For Spence, it was a homecoming.“I was anxious,” he said. “I was chomping at the bit.”It showed. He plowed into the breach again and again, winning some battles and losing others. Not that it mattered. He’ll have plenty of time over the next month to prove he’s worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster. Monday was simply about returning to the game he worried was gone for good.“I was never a person who would quit,” Spence said. “I’m never going to be that person.”Coach Mike Tomlin certainly isn’t concerned. Standing a few yards away while Spence competed in just his second padded practice in two years – his initial comeback last fall was cut short by a broken finger – it hardly registered to Tomlin that Spence’s long road back had reached its destination.“We’ve had a great deal of comfort on where he is for some time,” Tomlin said.It’s a sense of comfort Spence doesn’t take for granted. Considering the odds Spence faced as he laid on the Heinz Field turf in agony two summers ago, he knows many teams would not have invested the money or the time on what could have been a fruitless enterprise.“They could have given up on me a long time ago,” Spence said. “I’m just so thankful.”And so eager to pay that patience back. The one blessing of his injury is that it forced him to watch more football than he ever has in his life. While it may take a bit for him to get fully comfortable throwing his body around, there is little doubt Spence knows where to go when he’s on the field.The speed that overwhelmed him as a rookie has slowed to a more reasonable pace. It may be the one advantage he has over rookie Ryan Shazier, taken with the 15th overall pick in May to fill the job the Steelers expected would have been Spence’s at this point if fate had not intervened.The starting job next to Lawrence Timmons for the season opener against Cleveland is Shazier’s to lose. Spence understands what he’s up against but isn’t ceding anything. He stressed he’s “just here competing.” For now, that’s enough.“Soon as I got the first hit, I was good to go,” he said, “like back to football.”NOTES: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team has some money to play with under the salary cap and could sign one of its impending free agents – including linebacker Jason Worilds or cornerback Cortez Allen – to a long-term deal before camp breaks. … Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt left practice early with a groin injury. … The Steelers are off Tuesday.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement ciyclNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsigWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebdwc1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) aijWould you ever consider trying this?😱chpCan your students do this? 🌚cf1Roller skating! Powered by Firework The China Open starts this Tuesday and star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are going to be India’s best bet among all in the USD 700,000 event. The recent runners-up of the French Open, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will also carry India’s hopes as the duo look hungry to continue their impressive run; while former world champion Kidambi Srikanth has pulled out of the tournament.Advertisement Sindhu and Saina as usual will carry the Indian dream once again after their quarterfinal finishes at the French Open. Earlier this year, both of them faced early exits in three successive tournaments. But after their performances in last month’s French Super 750, both Sindhu and Saina will be desperate to get back in form with the Tokyo Games looming around the corner.Advertisement Sindhu, begins her quest against Germany’s Yvonne Li, while Saina, the eighth seed will be up against China’s Cai Yan Yan.In men’s doubles, Satwik and Chirag start their campaign against Korean Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae, and Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy has been matched with Malaysians Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in the first round.Advertisement Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will represent India once more in the women’s doubles division and meet China’s Li Wen Mei and Zheng Yu.This World Super 750 tournament will also see a number of other Indian male shuttlers participating for honours in their respective categories.B Sai Praneeth, the bronze medallist at the World championships, face Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia. Sameer Verma against Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu, HS Prannoy, will square off against Rasmus Gemke of Denmark and Parupalli Kashyap, will play Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin in their opening round matches. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Champions League tie between Atlético Madrid and Liverpool gave a lot to talk about. And weeks later it is still giving. One of those who most affected the issue was Jurgen Klopp. The coach of the Reds, who after the first leg at Wanda left some pearl about the style of the Cholo, said that “he does not understand his way of playing.” Kieran Trippier has come out in defense of his team’s game at Anfield, criticized for being too defensive. “We went with a plan and we did it.”“People have the perception that we are a defensive team, but I think they are getting carried away by the way we play against Liverpool. If you go there and face this team, you’re going to be knocked out 6-0. I don’t know what people expected. You see the experts complaining because we defend, but did they expect us to go and play attacking football, especially with Liverpool playing the way they are at the moment? “, he stated in Mirror. Trippier “We knew they would explode due to the amount of pressure they had applied and the amount of energy they had put into the game. We knew they would slow down. It took us over 100 minutes, but we won 3-2. People can complain as much as they want, but we thought it was necessary for that type of game. You need to go there with a plan and we did it. We had to defend, but the most important thing is that we got the victory “, sentenced the English defender. In the end, the criticism has taken a turn and the blame for the elimination of Liverpool from the Champions League lies with Klopp for not having known how to stand up to Atlético del Cholo. The German coach has an outstanding account …center_img “You need to go there with a plan, we did it and we won”last_img read more