Game-winning goal bumps up Syracuse to No. 6 in national poll

first_img Published on March 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco A game-winning goal with 15 seconds left has pushed Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) back up in the rankings to No. 6 in Inside Lacrosse’s Top 20 poll. SU previously ranked No. 10.For the third straight week, the Orange relied on a second-half surge to keep the game close. Each game, a goal in the final 15 seconds decided SU’s fate. This time, the final blow to ACC rival and then-No. 9 Virginia came from Sergio Salcido.The redshirt senior finished with a pair of goals and three assists even though he has been “banged up,” SU head coach John Desko said.“It’s hard to go out after not having some good runs during the week and play game day,” Desko said. “That’s a lot to ask of him.”Junior midfielder Matt Lane and sophomore attack Nate Solomon bounced back after rough performances over the last few games. Lane had only two points to his name prior to Sunday but scored a hat trick and notch two assists against the Cavaliers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSolomon was quiet after his four-goal performance in the season opener against Siena, stringing together only an assist in the past two games. But, against Virginia, he had three goals and a pair of assists. After saving just four shots in the first half, goalie Evan Molloy saved eight in the second half, en route to the 14-13 win.All five ACC teams are ranked in the poll that was released Monday: No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 4 North Carolina, No. 6 Syracuse, No. 11 Virginia and No. 18 Duke.Syracuse will hit the road for the first time all year, taking on unranked St. John’s on Saturday at 1 p.m.  St. John’s is coming off its first win of the season, a 13-12 nail-biter at Siena, a team SU smoked in the season opener.The Red Storm has been outscored 65-37 and ranks outside of the top 50 in scoring offense and defense. The team is led by twins Mike and Joe Madsen, who both have five goals on the year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NBA players react on Twitter to Raptors winning first NBA championship in franchise history

first_imgThe Raptors won their first NBA championship in franchise history Thursday night, beating the Warriors by a final score of 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. There were 18 lead changes and nine ties in a back-and-forth contest, but Toronto prevailed to finish a perfect 3-0 on the road for the series. With only 9.6 seconds left in regulation, Stephen Curry missed a 3-pointer that resulted in a wild scramble for the rebound. Draymond Green recovered the ball and called for a timeout, but Golden State didn’t have any remaining, resulting in a technical foul. MORE: Three reasons why the Raptors beat the WarriorsFinals MVP Kawhi Leonard hit the technical free throw and then drained two more when he was fouled by Andre Iguodala right before the buzzer, extending the lead to four points and closing the door on Golden State’s season.This was a storybook ending to a historic season for the Raptors, and NBA players wasted no time congratulating Toronto on its historic win. Nawfside… JODIE MEEKS IS AN NBA CHAMP!!!! Give that man his parade— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) June 14, 2019The @Raptors new @nba Champs!! Congratulations @MarcGasol 💍!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#NBAFinals— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) June 14, 2019Congrats Toronto! Well deserved! Big Spain!!!!! 👏🏾👏🏾🥳🥳— Mike Conley (@mconley11) June 14, 2019S/o to TORONTOOOOOOO— Evan Turner (@thekidet) June 14, 2019Toronto played they heart out all series… Definitely deserved this championship💯✊🏽— Kev (@KevKnox) June 14, 2019Congrats @Raptors…. well deserved…. #nbachamps— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 14, 2019That is the feeling I want.— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) June 14, 2019What a time to be alive 🇨🇦 👏— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 14, 2019Congrats @Raptors well deserved!!!— Kentavious C.P (@CaldwellPope) June 14, 2019last_img read more

Gautam Gambhir back, replaces KL Rahul in India’s Test series vs New Zealand

first_imgGautam Gambhir has made his way back into the Indian team after being named as replacement for injured opener Lokesh Rahul for the remaining two Tests against New Zealand. Rahul’s hamstring ‘niggle’ has ruled him out for the remainder of the series, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Tuesday. (Gambhir’s fitness test over, Yuvraj in line for ODI comeback?)Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, who is yet to fully recover from chikungunya, has been ruled out of the second Test to be played at the Eden Gardens from September 30. Off-spinner Jayant Yadav has been called in as his cover.”BCCI medical team has confirmed that team India opener, KL Rahul has an injury in his right hamstring and he is ruled out for the remainder of the Test series against New Zealand. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Gautam Gambhir as Rahul’s replacement for the next two Test matches. (Gambhir inches closer to Test comeback, but remember his spats with Kohli?)”Medium pacer Ishant Sharma is recovering and won’t be available for the second Test of the series to be played in Kolkata. BCCI medical Team will continue to monitor his progress. Off spinner Jayant Yadav will replace Ishant for the second Test,” the BCCI’s media advisory stated.The team management feels Gambhir can still be part of the Test basket, and his ability to play and dominate spin even on turning pitches keeps him in good stead considering the series against England and Australia might pose a few questions to the Indian batsmen.advertisementHe had a wonderful start to the season, scoring 77, 90, 59, 94 and 36 for India Blues in the Duleep Trophy. He was asked to rush to Bangalore Monday evening while he was part of Delhi’s Ranji Trophy camp. In fact Gambhir is understood to have done well in his fitness test. Gambhir last played a Test for India on India’s tour of England in 2014.A stylish opening batsman, Gambhir once formed a successful opening partnership with Virender Sehwag and hammered nine hundreds and 21 fifties before indifferent form forced the selectors to look at other options.last_img read more