MBB : PRESSURE COOKER: Syracuse defense forces 22 turnovers in romp over Providence

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Ed Cooley’s timeout only delayed the impending destruction.As Scoop Jardine scored to put Syracuse up three points with 5:27 left in the first half, SU switched into a full-court press, sparking the Providence head coach’s timeout.But it didn’t stop what was coming. Seven Friars possessions, seven straight turnovers.‘It was great,’ Jardine said. ‘For the most part myself and Dion (Waiters) have really done a good job of picking the intensity up. Dion got two great steals and made a 3 and a jump shot where it opened the lead up, and that’s what we need to do.’The Orange’s pressure defense turned a tight game early into a whitewash late, as PC turned the ball over 16 times in the first half and 22 in the game. No. 1 Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 Big East) rolled to a 78-55 win over the Friars (12-7, 1-5) in front of 23,311 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, sparked by a 21-5 run to end the first half. The seven straight turnovers for Providence were part of a stretch in which the Friars went 4:40 without a field goal attempt and 10 minutes without a made field goal. Syracuse tied a school record for the best start in school history with its 19th victory to match a feat set by the 1999-00 squad.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU absolutely crushed a Providence team that was missing its best player. Friars guard Vincent Council, the team’s leader in points and assists, did not play due to a coach’s decision.Syracuse forward Kris Joseph said the Orange worked on the press in practice this week and planned to unleash it anyway. Without Council to break it, PC was that much more helpless.‘We had the intention of pressing but with him being out it just made it that much better for us,’ said Joseph, who led the Orange with 13 points. ‘He’s a great ball-handler and he would definitely be able to — not necessarily pick it apart, but kind of keep their composure.’Following Cooley’s timeout, Providence did get the ball past halfcourt. PC guard Bryce Cotton pushed the ball and dished to Gerard Coleman in the left corner. But Syracuse’s defense careened toward him.Coleman picked up his dribble and was toast. SU forward C.J. Fair stole the ball from him and heaved a long pass to Jardine, who finished with a layup to make the score 21-16.‘We knew we’d be able to bother them a little bit with our press and tonight we did that,’ Jardine said. ‘But for the most part our press was really working for us whenever we used it.’Syracuse used its full-court press successfully in nonconference play, but it had not made a consistent appearance in a Big East game until Saturday.The Orange didn’t force a ton of turnovers in the backcourt. But it took the Friars out of their element and caused them to be careless.‘I don’t know if we forced them or not,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘They made a lot of turnovers.’Coleman and Kadeem Batts traveled on back-to-back possessions and Waiters knocked down a shot from the right elbow in between.Then, with the Orange up 25-16, Batts lost the ball out of bounds in the backcourt. In the lull before SU inbounded the ball, Waiters pumped his arms up and down, attempting to bring the crowd to its feet and raise the noise level of the Dome.Once play resumed, he fed off their energy.He knocked down a 3 from the right wing to put the Orange ahead by 12. Waiters scored seven points and grabbed two steals during SU’s 15-0 run to go up 32-16. When Providence broke the press, he hustled to catch up to the ball. PC forward Brice Kofane caved against the Syracuse defense, stepping on the baseline and turning it over again.And that was only the fifth straight giveaway.‘It gets us going and it leads to turnovers and it leads to buckets for us,’ Waiters said, ‘so I think it worked tremendously for us tonight.’By the time the first half buzzer sounded — after Jardine put an exclamation point on his team’s effort with a 3 as time expired — SU had hounded and smothered a Friars team that hung with the Orange at their place 10 days earlier. Syracuse backed into its 2-3 zone in the second half and grew its lead to as large as 30.But Orange’s press deserved credit for the defining run.‘You never know when we’re going to use it against a good team,’ Jardine said. ‘Because that’s a press we can use and we’ve got the athletes to be in that type of press, and coach called it tonight and it was successful for us.’mcooperj@syr.edulast_img read more

Connacht get heroes welcome in Galway

first_imgMatt Healy scored Connacht’s third try on 57 minutes with Sean Cronin giving Leinster some hope 10 minutes later.But the men from Galway held on to secure the silverware for the first time. They paraded through the City on an open top bus following yesterday’s historic 20-10 victory over Leinster in the final at Murrayfield.Connacht made a great start with full-back Tiernan O’Halloran getting the opening try in the 13th minute.Winger Niyi Adeolokun scored a superb touchdown midway through the half to give Connacht a 15-0 interval lead.last_img read more

bet365 commits £7.7 million towards Etruria Valley leisure & training centre

first_img Submit Share Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams   July 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Independent online bookmaker bet365 has committed £7.7 million towards building a 33,500 square foot ‘leisure & training centre’ at Etruria Valley Business Park (Stoke-on-Trent – Staffordshire).The bookmaker has been granted planning permission by Stoke City Council to redevelop the area, with the facility expected to be open by April 2018.The Etruria Valley premises is set to feature two five-a-side football pitches, a multi-purpose gym area, games section, changing rooms, training facilities, offices combined with onsite staff parking.Staffordshire business news sources report that property developer St Modwen has won the contract to design and develop bet365’s Etruria Valley project.bet365 Group Property Director Richard Smith commented on the development: “We realise the importance of health and wellness in the workplace and encourage colleagues to enjoy the new facilities once completed.”This May bet365 detailed that it was seeking a further 100 new tech-led employees for its Manchester ‘Spring Gardens’ development hub. In its headquarters of Stoke, the independent bookmaker plans to add another 300 new jobs in the coming year as the company continues its ambitious growth plans.last_img read more

Kotoko spot on in Liberty win

first_imgAsante Kotoko moved to third on the Glo Premier League standings after winning 2-1 against Liberty Professionals on Sunday.A goal in each half by Kofi Nti Boakye and Kwabena Adusei helped the Porcupine Warriors to victory at the Accra Sports Stadium in the last fixture of the first round of the league.Kotoko stunned the hosts in the 33rd minute when Nti Boakye drew first blood and they held onto the lone goal to end the first half one-nil in front.With three minutes of play remaining, Kotoko were awarded a penalty after striker Seidu Bansi was felled in the box.Adusei stepped up and slotted in the ball from the spot to give Kotoko a two-nil lead.However, Liberty mounted a late revival as Ebenezer Asifouh pulled one back in the injury time but they had little time to salvage a point as Kotoko run away with all three points.last_img read more

Max Bretches, an icon with WHS athletics, has died

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is with heavy hearts to report that Max Bretches, a longtime Wellington High School teacher, coach, athletic director, athletic supporter and friend to many in the community has died. We have no details but hope to have an obituary soon.Bretches is shown above in the middle playing as a lineman for the Wichita University football team featured in the Sept. 24, 1956 edition of Sports Illustrated.a title=”Sumner Newscow twitter account” href=”https://twitter.com/Cueballnewscow” target=”_blank”>Follow us on Twitter. Max Bretches in the center. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +15 Vote up Vote down no on special · 312 weeks ago Sorry to hear about Max, he was a one of a kind. We loose good men everyday but with Max’s passing we have lost a Wellington icon. You will be missed friend. Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Dorothy Podschun · 312 weeks ago I worked with Max Bretches from 1968 through 1973 when I was secretary at the Wellington Senior High School. It is with sadness that I say good-bye. Max was a fine gentleman and always fun to work with. He will be missed. Report Reply 1 reply · active 312 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mark Bretches · 312 weeks ago Dorthy, thank you for your nice comments about working with Max. He was an incrediable man. Would you please contact me as soon as poosible? Mark Bretches 620-617-7532 Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Spurs post brilliant Oscars-inspired film posters including Son in 60 Seconds

first_imgTOTTENHAM have released some fantastic Oscars-inspired film posters ahead of the 92nd Academy Awards.The North London club flooded their social media with some hilarious mock-ups of famous Hollywood film posters with a twist.8 Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura have had their names adapted into famous Hollywood films ahead of the OscarsThe names of the renowned blockbusters have been altered to include some of Spurs’ most recognisable stars.Superstar actors have had also had their faces replaced by shots of some of Tottenham’s current squad on the posters.Tottenham have been enjoying the Premier League’s new winter break ahead of their clash with Aston Villa next Sunday and the players will all have had a chuckle at the club’s banter.The Spurs social media team had a field day with a number of cracking film-based puns ahead of the 2020 Oscars ceremony taking place in Los Angeles tonight.One example included the 2000 film Gone in 60 Seconds starring Nicolas Cage which became “Son in 60 Seconds” in a nod to Spurs’ South Korean star Son Heung-min.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamWhile the Adam Sandler classic Happy Gilmore was changed to “Happy Gilmoura” in honour of Brazilian winger Lucas Moura.Moura would have felt like a film star last season when he played the starring role in Spurs’ dramatic Champions League comeback.The former PSG man was Spurs’ superhero as he scored a hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Ajax.Moura’s 95th minute winner sealed Tottenham’s place in the final after an improbable comeback from 3-0 down on aggregate at half-time.And it is not just Moura’s heroics on the pitch that make him fit to be a movie star as his rags to riches life story could easily be mistaken for a film script.The 27-year-old rose from poverty in Brazil to play for boyhood side Sao Paulo before excelling in Europe.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him8 Eric Dier replaces Bruce Willis as Die Hard 4.0 becomes “Dier Hard 4.0″8 Jan Vertonghen is “Super Jan” in this Super Man film posterEngland star Eric Dier is renowned for his no-nonsense tackling and he replaces legendary hardman Bruce Willis as Die Hard 4.0 becomes “Dier Hard 4.0” in another poster.Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen did not look great when he was hauled off against Southampton but perhaps his new role as “Super Jan” will raise his spirits.On a day where Storm Ciara caused a number of matches to be cancelled, Tottenham’s funny film posters will have helped put a smile back on the face of some football supporters.8 Reserve goalkeeper Michel Vorm replaces Jason Bourne8 Ryan Sessegnon becomes the star of 1998 Oscar winning film Saving Private Ryan8 Davinson Sanchez turns James Cameron’s Avatar into “Davatar”8 Juan Foyth stars in “Juan Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”8 Erik Lamela finds himself on the poster of the 1991 horror film The Silence of the LambsHarry Kane shares training video and insists he is ‘making gains’ after injury in huge boost to Tottenham and Englandlast_img read more

‘If Ed Woodward pulls this off he should be knighted!’ – Fans react to Neymar to Manchester United reports

first_imgReports emerged on Friday night that Manchester United are set to make a move for Brazilian superstar Neymar.Louis van Gaal this week claimed it was he that rejected Pedro when the Spaniard decided to move to Chelsea instead of Old Trafford as originally thought.And it turns out this may indeed be the case, and Ed Woodward flew out to Barcelona to talk about a move for Neymar and not Pedro.Social media exploded with delight, excitement and scepticism – see the best reactions below … Neymar 1last_img read more

‘He doesn’t fit our style of play’ – Liverpool fans react as Christian Benteke starts against West Brom

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp named forward Christian Benteke in his starting XI to face West Brom on Sunday. The Belgian will lead Liverpool’s line at Anfield, despite a poor showing in the defeat at Newcastle last week. The £32.5million summer buy from Aston Villa has netted five times in 15 appearances, as well as struggling with injury for around a month earlier in the season. One of Liverpool’s most impressive wins under the German boss was in the 4-1 demolition of Man City – a game where the 25-year-old started on the bench, with Roberto Firmino starting as a ‘false nine’. Here is how both teams will line up on Merseyside:Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Milner, Lallana, Benteke, Coutinho.West Brom: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Evans, Gardner, Fletcher, Morrison, McClean, Rondon. When the line-up was announced, Liverpool fans took to social media to react to Benteke’s inclusion. See below! Christian Benteke last_img read more


first_imgBRITISH weather forecasters are predicting an avalanche of snow for western Britain next week – with forecasters here in Ireland warning we could be getting the same.And one thing is for sure – it’s going to get very cold in Donegal next week.An Irish weather and climate specialist says the cold front from Russia will battle with warmer fronts from the Atlantic over Ireland and Britain next week. Commenting on the uncertainty in relation to the coming week’s weather, TMT Senior Forecaster Peter O’Donnell stated: “Forecast models have been shifting around considerably and during the day on Tuesday the general consensus was heavily towards much colder weather next week.“Now I find that that change has been partially but not totally reversed. We are also seeing a role reversal of leading models like what happened in December when there was a rather similar threat.“This is all stated to explain my decision to hedge my forecast outlook for next week because the outcome most likely is transitional, not a full-on cold spell and not a complete return to mild either.”The Meteo Times forecast is calling it 50/50. “I think we’re dealing with an uncertain situation where percentage chances are needed to give some realistic guidance. But I do continue to believe that sooner or later, the U.K. and Ireland can expect spells of severe winter weather,” said Peter.“If that begins next week, it may back off for a time before returning in stronger concentrations. The timing is not the only factor to consider, people would be wise to prepare for a wintry period of some length given the combination of evident risk and ongoing stratospheric warming events. This concern would not be reduced if next week’s cold happens to be downgraded later in the forecast period,” he added.Joan Blackburn from Met Eireann says they aren’t calling it yet, other than to say that very cold weather is on the way.But in Britain forecasters are insisting that up to 10cms of snow is on the way – along with temperatures of -15C. IS DONEGAL SET TO BE HIT WITH SNOW AND -15C TEMPERATURES IN REPEAT OF 2010 BIG FREEZE? was last modified: January 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IS DONEGAL SET TO BE HIT WITH SNOW AND -15C TEMPERATURES IN REPEAT OF 2010 BIG FREEZE?last_img read more

What would Jesus do for immigrants?

first_imgJOSEE Kubiak was angry with Los Angeles Cardinal Roger M. Mahony after the Ash Wednesday service. She had come to church for a religious service and had to listen to Mahony’s speech on the importance of making “room in our hearts” for immigrants. Kubiak’s anger came out in the usual anti-immigrant arguments about being “overrun with illegals” who want everything “for free.” The Catholic Church should not support them, according to Kubiak, a native of Belgium who immigrated legally to the U.S. in 1952. Mahony’s position on unauthorized immigrants may not be consistent with some Catholics’ political views on immigration, but it’s certainly a reflection of Jesus Christ’s beliefs. In his remarks, Mahony asked his flock to show Christian charity to undocumented immigrants. Mahony’s comments reflected the thrust of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ campaign called “Justice for Immigrants.” It covers five principles, which include more visas for immigrants to reduce the delays to reunify families, a guest-worker program with a path to residency, better legal processes to guarantee immigrants’ rights, legalization of undocumented immigrants, and economic development to reduce the need to emigrate. The bishops’ plan goes against the Border Enforcement Bill approved by the House of Representatives in December. One of the early features of the legislation was the change of illegal entry into the U.S. from a violation of civil immigration law into a federal crime. In effect, the estimated 12 million unauthorized immigrants would become felons if the U.S. Senate were to approve the House bill. The bill would also authorize state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws. In addition, anyone helping unauthorized immigrants to live or remain in the U.S. could be charged with a criminal offense. That means that even churches or charities giving assistance to undocumented workers could become guilty of a crime. In essence, priests would have to ask immigrants for their legal status before giving them Holy Communion. If the U.S. Senate were to approve the bill in its present form, it would become a Draconian legislation. Pessimists believe that it’s already too late for the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ plan to have any influence. Those who see the control of the border as the solution to the immigration dilemma appear to control the agenda. Mahony’s plan is to ask priests to defy the law in the unlikely event that the U.S. Senate approves the Border Enforcement Bill and President George W. Bush signs it into law. This would be consistent with the Catholic Church’s history of sanctuary going back thousands of years. In the U.S., the last example took place in the 1980s when some parishes provided assistance to Salvadoran refugees. It’s unlikely that Catholic priests will be prosecuted for helping immigrants because the Senate will almost surely not go along with the House immigration bill, which is easily labeled anti-Christian and against the spirit of America as a country of immigrants. Sadly, most of the members of Congress who voted for the bill would probably call themselves Christians. Yet, they didn’t think of asking themselves how Jesus would have dealt with the situation. Mahony did consider what Jesus would do. He plans to speak more on the issue and will write elected officials like California’s own Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who opposes a guest-worker program except in the area of agriculture. Cardinal Mahony has a strong voice as the religious leader of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the nation, with 288 parishes and 5 million members. Yet Mahony will be attacked by those who see him as lacking moral authority, pointing to his weak hand in dealing with the Catholic priests’ sexual-abuse scandal. But Mahony has a history of fighting for immigrants’ rights. He opposed Proposition 187, approved by California voters in 1994, which denied benefits to undocumented workers. Mahony lost in that case, but he really won. When you’re fighting for the weakest members of society, Christ is standing next to you. The only outcome is victory. Domenico Maceri teaches foreign languages at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more