MBB : Jackson, Syracuse beat up, outrebounded by physical SHU defense

first_img Published on January 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm NEWARK, N.J. –– The two bandages stifled the burning sensation throbbing through Rick Jackson. A burning sensation caused by an unknown Seton Hall culprit’s physicality.‘I don’t know what happened,’ Jackson said of the play at the start of the second half. ‘I just know I got a rebound, went back up, and next thing you know my back was burning.’Standing shirtless in the Prudential Center locker room after a gritty 61-56 win over Seton Hall, the three-inch laceration lining the top of Rick Jackson’s back was the lasting mark. It was just one of several signs of the game which had just occurred – a game where Seton Hall’s shifty attacking defense put a beating on No. 4 Syracuse.After a game in which SU went to the line 36 times and two Seton Hall players together out-rebounded the entire Orange team, Syracuse head athletic trainer Brad Pike and SU strength and conditioning director Ryan Cabiles attended to the wound. All the while, Jackson and his 14 rebounds were left to answer for Syracuse’s, at times, soft performance.‘In the Big East,’ Jackson started, ‘especially on the road, there are no easy games being ranked like this: No. 4 team in the nation. They are never going to lay down for you.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaturday, Seton Hall did anything but lay down for the Orange. In Syracuse’s first true road game of the season, the undersized Pirates inflicted an attacking game on SU.With a ball-pressure three-quarter-court press, Seton Hall hounded Syracuse’s guards for 40 minutes. In the paint, SHU’s Herb Pope (20) and Jeff Robinson (14) combined for 34 rebounds. SU tallied just 32 to the Pirates’ 44 total. Jackson – the Big East leader in rebounds – hauled in 14 total, but besides Kris Joseph (8), no other player grabbed more than three. It was a cause for concern for SU head coach Jim Boeheim.‘I think the biggest disappointment, is, we have been rebounding the ball well all year,’ Boeheim said.The guards weren’t the only ones Boeheim faulted for the performance. After going nine deep in the first half, the head coach left freshman big man Fab Melo and his fellow freshman teammates C.J. Fair and Dion Waiters on the bench in the second half. The starting center Melo only played seven second half minutes while Waiters and Fair didn’t leave the bench. Boeheim said Waiters did ‘nothing with ten straight first half minutes after a great week of practice,’ and Fair is still recovering from a lingering ankle injury.As for Melo and fellow freshman center Baye Moussa Keita? If they don’t help on the boards and defensively, like on Saturday, there is no use for them, Boeheim said. The two freshmen combined for four rebounds.‘The two big guys, they just don’t help us on offense at all,’ Boeheim said. ‘And if they aren’t helping us on defense, then there is no point in playing them in the game.’At the head of Seton Hall’s defensive attack was the center Pope. He shifted in the Pirates’ zone and man defense, getting help from others who would double down on Jackson. Flanking him were three Pirates’ guards at a time applying ball pressure, whether the defense be in man or zone.But SHU head coach Kevin Willard didn’t say that he was doubling Jackson out of fear for SU’s lone big. Rather, his lone big in Pope is too coveted to lose due to defending Jackson alone.That’s why the Seton Hall swarms occurred.It wasn’t (Jackson),’ Willard said. ‘It was making sure we didn’t get Herb Pope in foul trouble.’Pope played most of the last 12 minutes of the game with four fouls. Because of his 38 minutes, SHU almost escaped with the win. He wasn’t a phantom leader.But he may have been the phantom with the physicality who clawed Jackson in attempt for the early second half rebound. Jackson may never know. One thing is certain, however: On the first road trip of Jackson’s senior year, the Pirates pillaged the physical style of play SU prides itself in.‘A couple of their guys had busted lips and things like that,’ Jackson said. ‘That just goes to show the Big East is a tough conference and you have just got to stay with it.’aolivero@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

FB : Marrone adds Daoust to Orange coaching staff

first_img Published on January 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone added Tim Daoust to the coaching staff as an assistant coach, the team announced Monday in a press release.Daoust, who spent 2010 as Central Michigan’s defensive line coach, comes to the Orange with nine years of coaching experience. Eight of those came at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, and this past season was his first with CMU. Central Michigan’s defense ranked 66th in the nation, but just 81st versus the run. The Chippewas finished the season 3-9.Prior to 2010, Daoust spent the previous four seasons as a defensive coach at Western Michigan. He coached WMU’s defensive backs from 2007-09, and the defensive line in 2006.That 2006 season is likely when Daoust planted the seeds that led to his hiring at Syracuse. Western Michigan’s defensive coordinator that season was current SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer, and the Broncos’ defense that season was among the best in the nation.Shafer and Daoust’s defense ranked 11th in total defense and sixth in run defense, allowing just 76.1 yards per game on the ground. Western Michigan also led the country in interceptions, with 24, and sacks, with 46.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Broncos advanced to the International Bowl that season, losing 27-24 to Big East foe Cincinnati.It was a defense that included future NFL players Louis Delmas and E.J. Biggers, both defensive backs. The duo was coached by Daoust in 2007 and 2008, when he was the defensive backs coach.In Daoust’s four years at Western Michigan, the defense held its opponent to three points or less four times.Daoust’s other FBS coaching experience comes from one year as a graduate assistant at Cincinnati in 2005 and two years as a graduate assistant at Northern Illinois from 2002-03. Shafer was also on the Northern Illinois defensive staff for those two seasons.Daoust is the second coach to join the Syracuse staff that has spent time with Shafer on a previous team. The Orange’s defensive graduate assistant, Bo McNally, played strong safety for Stanford from 2005-09. Shafer was Stanford’s defensive coordinator in 2007.mcooperj@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Arsenal Deny City, Spurs Stunned

first_imgPep Guardiola could find himself without Champions League football next season after Manchester City’s hopes of qualifying suffered a major setback in a 2-2 draw with Premier League top-four rivals Arsenal at Eastlands on Sunday.Arsenal twice came from behind, goals from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez cancelling out efforts from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, in what was City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s final home game in charge before he is replaced by Bayern Munich’s Guardiola after the end of the season.This result left fourth-placed City just two points in front of Manchester United, who have a game in hand on their local rivals.FA Cup finalists United, currently fifth, will definitely finish above City and deny Guardiola, who guided Barcelona to two Champions League titles before joining Bayern, a place in European football’s premier club competition if they end their league season with wins against West Ham and Bournemouth.“We should have won that game,” Pellegrini told the BBC. “But Arsenal’s goals were good.“Things are now out of our hands. We must keep our heads clean and chins up and try to win our last game (away to Swansea on Sunday).”The draw meant Arsenal remained third but they moved to within two points of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, after their arch-north London rivals saw a miserable week end with a 2-1 loss at home to Southampton just hours earlier on Sunday.“I am not disappointed because twice we were losing and twice we came back,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. “It was an unbelievable fight today.”City were ahead as early as the eighth minute when Argentina striker Aguero got on the end of Fernandinho’s header into the box.But just minutes later, France striker Giroud equalised for Arsenal when he rose unmarked to head in a corner.City, beaten in the Champions League semi-finals by Real Madrid in midweek, restored their lead in the 51st minute when Belgium midfielder de Bruyne’s low shot from the edge of the box beat Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech.Arsenal rallied again when Chile striker Sanchez, ultimately denying compatriot Pellegrini a farewell home win, struck in the 68th-minute after getting on the end of Giroud’s flick into the box.City though almost won the game late on, but Wilfried Bony’s shot hit the crossbar.Concerningly for England, ahead of June’s European Championship, Gunners striker Danny Welbeck went off with an apparent knee injury in the first half.England manager Roy Hodgson is due to name his France 2016 squad on Thursday.Tottenham had already seen their slim chance of winning the Premier League evaporate with a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea on Monday — a result that confirmed 5 000/1 pre-season rank outsiders Leicester’s title triumph.Sunday’s match at White Hart Lane started well enough for the hosts, with South Korea forward Son Heung-Min opening the scoring for Spurs in the 16th minute.But two goals from Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis saw Southampton to victory, with Spurs now having gone three games without a win.Tottenham, however, do still have a vastly superior goal difference to Arsenal and can finish above them for the first time since 1994/95 if they win at relegation-threatened Newcastle in their final game of the season.Victory saw Southampton go above West Ham into sixth place and a Europa League spot.“I’m disappointed but we’re still fighting,” said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, who was in charge at Southampton until moving to Tottenham in 2014.“It’s important to finish second,” the Argentinian added.In Sunday’s other Premier League match, Liverpool rounded off a week that saw them beat Villarreal to reach the Europa League final with a 2-0 win at home to Watford, thanks to a goal in each half at Anfield from Joe Allen and Brazil’s Roberto Firmino.“It was not brilliant but we did what was necessary,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

One star. Three events…enjoy, mingle, laugh with Jenifer Lewis for real..

first_imgSouth Florida’s community is invited to a fun filled evening with the amazing “Auntie” Jenifer Lewis as she discusses her new book The Mother of Black Hollywood.  The “Mega Diva” and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way.Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by “inner soldiers,” Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.We watch as Jenifer develops icon status stemming from a series of legendary screen roles as the sassy, yet loveable, mama or auntie. And we watch as her emotional disturbances, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptations movie, launch her on a continuing search for answers, love, and healing. Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a mid-western girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire readers.Written with no-holds-barred honesty and illustrated with sixteen-pages of color photos, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: “Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes.”From her first taste of applause at five years old to landing on Broadway within eleven days of graduation and ultimately achieving success in movies, television and global concert halls, Jenifer reveals her outrageous life story with lots of humor, a few regrets and most importantly, unbridled joy. Candid, warm and wonderfully inspiring, The Mother of Black Hollywood intimately reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest.last_img read more

Asem-Fante Newtown wins Nhyira FM community gala

first_imgThe 2016 edition of Nhyira FM Community Soccer Gala ended successfully at the Asem Cluster of Schools Park, with a combined team of Asem-Fante New Town emerging winners.They beat Bantama 3-2 on penalties after the two sides had settled for a nerve-wracking goalless draw in regulation time of the finals.Sixteen communities in Kumasi took part in the one-week tournament organized annually by Kumasi’s most popular radio station, Nhyira 104.5 FM, spearheaded by the crack Power Sports team.For their prize, Asem-Fante New Town received a giant trophy, Gh¢2,000.000 cash and medals for all players. The presentation was done by the General Manager of The Multimedia Group, Kumasi, Jim Aglah.Attendance was massive for the duration of the competition, as large the crowds besieged the venue each day to enjoy soccer artistry from participating teams.Dignitaries who graced the event included Asemhene, Nana Ampofo Kyei Baffour performed the symbolic kick-off on the opening day.   Brukutu Barima Nsuo Ginger Gin, Otuasekan Rural Bank, P.K. Boateng Agro Chemical Supply, Inspired Pictures and Annin Black Shoes also supported the competition.last_img read more

Donald Trump at WrestleMania: When did the president appear at WWE’s biggest event?

first_imgDonald Trump and WWE seem to go hand-in-hand.The 45th president of the United States is a larger-than-life personality who also happens to be the leader of the free world, and WWE has always centered on putting those types of characters into televisions and venues around the globe.  Ventura was in the middle of the ring when he found Trump, who was booed by the crowd. Trump was asked what WrestleMania means to him since he had been a vital part in the history of the wrestling spectacle. Then it got strange.Being cocky about it and having a clear agenda, Ventura, who had been a former mayor and then governor of Minnesota, asked Trump if he would support him if he decided to get back into politics and run for president in the 2008 election.Right when Ventura brought up the question, you could see the grin on Trump’s face and his mind spinning, wondering why he was being asked this type of question at a wrestling event.Still smiling, Trump said he would support Ventura. You could tell it was one of those answers that was meant to appease somebody. Who knew that a little more than a decade after the conversation, Trump would be running for the Oval Office?The ‘Battle of the Billionaires’When you associate Donald Trump with the WWE, this is the event everyone talks about.It all began in January 2007 when WWE chairman Vince McMahon promoted a match on “Monday Night Raw” between Trump, who was the host of the hit reality show “The Apprentice,” and comedian Rosie O’Donnell, who was hosting a talk show at the time.SN Q&A: Rob Van Dam talks return to Impact Wrestling, Vince McMahon, moreThe two were embroiled in a bitter feud and McMahon wanted to take advantage of the publicity it was garnering. Trump and O’Donnell didn’t show up, but McMahon had two imposters wrestle, and the crowd loved it. A couple of weeks later, Trump did show up on the big screen during “Raw’s” Fan Appreciation Night, when McMahon unveiled a magazine cover of himself on Muscle and Fitness.  WWE https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b8/58/donald-trump-jesse-ventura-040319-ftr_eszsb34qw3xf1m0gs3x9cfard.jpg?t=-440869999&w=500&quality=80 While Trump has appeared on WWE television, his association with the pro wrestling giant is most remembered for his guest appearances at its most significant event, WrestleMania, which takes place Sunday from Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Trump has done it all at WrestleMania. Sporting News looks at what he has done at the “Showcase of the Immortals.”MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHost of WrestleMania 4 and 5The first three WrestleManias were hugely successful, capped by a reported crowd of more than 93,000 inside the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan for Wrestlemania 3. The event featured the long-awaited showdown between Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant for the WWE championship. Hogan won the match that was highlighted by the megastar body-slamming Andre to the roar of the crowd. What could WWE do for an encore?Seeing the success of those events and pro wrestling being in the midst of a boom period in the United States, Trump wanted in. “I just wanted a piece of it,” Trump said on The True Story of WrestleMania. “Everybody in the country wanted this event, and we were able to get it.”WRESTLEMANIA 35Match card | Schedule | Buy PPV & ticketsTrump got more than a piece of it. Both Wrestlemania 4 and 5 were advertised to take at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City but occurred across the road at the Atlantic City Convention Hall with Trump sponsoring the cards. Those are the only two WrestleManias to be held in the same building.In front of an announced crowd of 19,199 at Wrestlemania 4, Trump was only shown in the crowd with a couple of people. For the event the following year, with a crowd of 20,369, Trump interviewed with Sean Mooney to discuss bringing the event back to the venue and about how his casino was doing.Attending WrestleMania 7This was a rare event where Trump wasn’t the center of attention. The billionaire had a ringside seat for the show in Los Angeles alongside his then-girlfriend and future wife Marla Maples, who was a guest timekeeper and interviewer. During the show, Trump and actor Chuck Norris interviewed with “Mean” Gene Okerland.MORE: How WaleMania became WrestleMania weekend’s most anticipated eventDoing an awkward interview at WrestleMania 20Another event that Trump attended as a fan with his son, but maybe wishes he didn’t, was Wrestlemania 20. In the middle of the event inside Madison Square Garden, Trump was interviewed by WWE Hall of Famer and politician Jesse “The Body” Ventura. Trump called McMahon selfish for gloating about being on a magazine when the evening was supposed to be about the fans, so Trump did it for it him when he had thousands of dollars drop into the arena. From that segment, you could see something was going to be happening at WrestleMania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit between the two tycoons. Something would go down at the show, but with the caveat of Trump and McMahon not competing in the ring. Each guy would pick a wrestler of his choosing, with Trump and McMahon being on the outside and the legendary “Stone Cold” Steve Austin being the special guest referee.Trump picked then-ECW champion Bobby Lashley and McMahon chose Umaga. The stipulation of the match was that whichever wrestler lost, the person who selected him would have to have his head shaved bald.MORE: 10 great moments that define WrestleMania like no otherIn front of a stadium-record crowd of 80,103 and a record WWE pay-per-view audience at the time (later broken at WrestleMania 28) of 1.2 million buys, Lashley pinned Umaga, meaning McMahon would have to go bald. During the match, Trump speared McMahon on the outsideDespite significant resistance, Trump, Lashley, and Austin were able to get McMahon into a barber’s chair and had his head shaved. All wasn’t well for Trump, though, as Austin hit his patented Stone Cold Stunner to end the segment. The involvement of Trump made WrestleMania 23 a huge success. He was extremely popular at the time due to the success of his TV show, and his personality is tailor-made for pro wrestling.  WWE https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9e/9f/donald-trump-vince-mcmahon-040319-ftr_fe91t99a1yl71iuv22yobnjcj.jpg?t=-439152511&w=500&quality=80 WWE Hall of FamerThe day before WrestleMania 29 in 2013, Trump became the sixth celebrity to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Trump, entering the celebrity wing, lauded his longtime relationship with McMahon. Then Trump went into bragging mode when he brought up the financial success of WrestleMania 23 and hinted it was due to him. Trump ended his speech as only he could, with another challenge to McMahon.”I will challenge @VinceMcMahon to a fight next year and I will kick his ass… Kick. His. Ass.” – @RealDonaldTrump #WWEHOF— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 7, 2013last_img read more

Former Titans defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth needs kidney transplant

first_img“Well this (is) hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans,” Haynesworth wrote. “Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019.” Albert Haynesworth is looking for help.The former Titans defensive tackle announced Wednesday on Instagram he has been battling kidney disease for the last several years and now needs a new kidney. Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019. It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurism 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUPA post shared by Albert Haynesworth (@haynesworthiii) on Jul 10, 2019 at 4:30pm PDTHaynesworth, 38, played 10 NFL seasons for the Titans, Redskins, Patriots and Buccaneers.He made two Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro twice. View this post on Instagram “It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow.,” he wrote. “First with the brain aneurysm 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message.”Haynesworth finished his career with 30 1/2 sacks, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.Here is the site for Vanderbilt Health where you can see if you are a match as an organ donor.last_img read more

Mirza Pramenkovic from BiH is World Junior Champion in Kick Boxing!

first_imgBH kickboxer Mirza Pramenkovic became the World Champion in kickboxing in heavyweight category for juniors.At the World Junior Championship in kick boxing, which is held in Dublin, Pramenkovic had another fantastic fight and won against Croatian representative, a fighter with a lot of experience, Mihovil Zdralic (3: 0).To recall, in the semi-final match in the category up to 90kg, BH kick boxer defeated Russian Aleksandr Morozov.In his short career, Pramenkovic won ten gold medals at national and international competitions and tournaments, he was the champion of BiH twice, and he achieved the last great success on the Balkan Championships, where he won the second title.(Source: D. B./Klix.ba)last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, May 9 – Sunday, May 11, 2014

first_imgWellington police notes for Friday, May 9 – Sunday, May 11, 2014: Friday, May 9, 2014•6:42 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 900 block W. 22nd, Wellington. The items were later located.•8:55 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of an air conditioner condenser in the 1500 block N. H, Wellington.•10:21 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 1500 block N. H, Wellington.•2 p.m. Tina M. Hughes, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•12:32 p.m. Brandon R. Long, 31, Wichita, was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for probation violation.•6:50 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 800 block N. Olive, Wellington.•9:43 p.m. Dustin M. Griffis, 26, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving under the Influence of alcohol and speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone.•9:59 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block E. 8th, Wellington. Sunday, May 11th, 2014•1:18 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery and disorderly conduct in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•2:02 a.m. Chloe D. Dvorak, 31, Winfield, was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.•4 a.m. Cameron S. Gillespie, 50, Lyons, was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign.•8:02 a.m. Officers investigated an aggravated battery by a known suspect in the 400 block N. A, Wellington.•10:23 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance by known subject(s) in the 1300 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•11:20 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property at the Wellington Lake.•4:33 p.m. Officers investigated a stalking of a known suspect in the 300 block N. B, Wellington.•10:39 p.m. Stan E. Carson, 60, Merriam, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign and disobeyed traffic signal. Saturday, May 10th, 2014•5:59 a.m. Joshua A. Bodner, 23, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a city of Wellington warrant for theft.•9:31 a.m. Angela Arrieta, 36, Wellington was served a summons to appear for obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers and disorderly conduct.•6:55 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1900 block E. 4th, Wellington.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, February 18, 2015•2:13 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•9:32 a.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint in the 1400 block N. C, Wellington.•2:37 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the area of 16 Industrial, Wellington by a known subject(s).•2:47 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block E. Maple, Wellington.•9:15 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block E. Kansas, Wellington.•9:24 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended in the 500 block S. C, Wellington.•9:24 p.m. Tarina E. Olson, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended.last_img read more