Syracuse allows four-straight goals in 4-1 loss at No. 7 Cornell

first_img Published on October 23, 2018 at 9:41 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman The Orange (2-4-0, 2-2-0) had the lead for two minutes against No. 7 Cornell (1-0-0) on Tuesday night.A minute and a half into the game, redshirt senior Brooke Avery set the tone by stealing a lackadaisical Cornell turnover in the neutral zone and wristing a shot slightly below the crossbar. Avery’s second goal of the season gave SU an early 1-0 lead.Cornell responded two minutes later by beating SU goalie Ady Cohen. Cohen denied forward Grace Graham’s first and second attempts, but she couldn’t corral the rebound and Sam Burke finished it off to tie the game. Cornell then took the lead when captain Kristin O’Neill lifted a one-timer from five feet in front of the net past Cohen.In the second period, both teams went scoreless. Cohen, the junior goalie from Boynton Beach, FL, made several difficult saves. She denied 12 Big Red shots on goal in the period and 29 in the game.SU trailed 2-1 for about 30 minutes of play. Cornell and Syracuse maintained their stalemate through the third period until Cornell’s Pippy Gerace found a loose puck in front of the net and slid it past the goal line. The Big Red scored an empty netter a minute later to seal the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCornell recorded 33 shots on goal to Syracuse’s 24. The Orange resumes play versus Clarkson in a conference matchup on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets starter set to pitch Sunday, report says

first_img Mets’ Zack Wheeler addresses trade rumors: ‘It’s something that you don’t want to think about’ “Everything went great,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said of Syndergaard’s start.The 26-year-old Syndergaard is 5-4 with a 4.55 ERA in 15 games this season. Related News Mets putting Amed Rosario in outfield? Mickey Callaway says it’s a possibility Mets fine, but do not suspend, Mickey Callaway, Jason Vargas after incident with reportercenter_img The Mets have had a tough week. On Sunday, Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas had a confrontation in the clubhouse with a reporter, an incident that earned both men a fine. And a couple of news reports in recent days claim that the Mets’ front office is dictating “in-game” moves to Callaway, a claim he denies. The Mets haven’t had much good news this week, so this is a welcome report: Noah Syndergaard is expected to come off the injured list Sunday and start against the Braves, according to MLB.com.The right hander has been sidelined since June 15 with a hamstring strain. But he pitched five innings Tuesday in a rehab start for Single-A Brooklyn, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine.last_img read more

Back from cricket, Australia’s Barty now French Open champ

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew In this image released Saturday, June 8, 2019 by the French Tennis Federation Australia’s Ashleigh Barty holds the trophy in the locker room after winning her women’s final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-1, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (Corinne Dubreuil, FFT, via AP Photo)PARIS — Ash Barty sat down to meet with reporters, crossed her arms and rested them on a table that held the French Open trophy she’d just won.Beneath the table, her white-and-black shoes were covered with rust-colored, clay-court dust.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess And now Barty should, in theory, be moving into the portion of the year that suits her the most: Wimbledon and its grass, where play begins July 1, followed by the hard-court season that includes the U.S. Open.It was after a first-round loss at Flushing Meadows in 2014 that Barty decided to step away from tennis. She had been a top junior player, who won the girls’ title at the All England Club, but the pressures and stresses of the professional tour were a lot to take as a teenager.So Barty walked away, becoming a pro in another sport: cricket.After almost two years away, she returned to tennis in 2016, originally with a ranking outside the top 600.But now, with a fresh perspective and a new confidence, she is a whole new person — on the court and off.“They go hand-in-hand. I think I have become a better person, and with that, I’ve become a better tennis player, as well,” Barty said. “I keep saying I have an incredible team around me who help me in every single facet of my life.”Barty had never been past the fourth round of a major until getting to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open this January. That helped her self-belief and it just kept increasing over the past two weeks.All traceable, in some way, to her time away from the sport.“Look, if she didn’t take a break, I’m not sure she’d still be playing,” Tyzzer said. “So I think the time away was the best thing for her.”She is the first Australian to win the French Open since Margaret Court in 1973. “I mean, I said to my team at the start of the year, I was just worried about falling over. And I can successfully say that we got to the end of the clay-court season and I did not fall over once,” she said with a smile. “So I’m pretty pumped with that.”The results the first five times Barty entered the French Open: three losses in the first round, two in the second round.“She looks forward to the grass-court season every time we play on clay,” joked her coach, Craig Tyzzer. “So I’m not sure what she’s going to expect now. She’s had a pretty good clay season now. So it’s going to be hard to top what she’s done here.”Sure is. But Barty does appear to have the required skill, the willingness to adapt within a match and the desire to improve that could make her someone to watch for years.She will move up to No. 2 in the rankings Monday, behind Naomi Osaka, who won the previous two major tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ferguson beats Cerrone by TKO at UFC 238 MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport First question: At the start of 2019, which Grand Slam tournament did you think gave you the best chance at a title?“Certainly not here,” Barty replied Saturday night, without hesitation. “That’s for sure.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHey, give the 23-year-old Australian credit for honesty.After all, right up until the past two weeks, which culminated with her 6-1, 6-3 victory over 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in the final, Roland Garros and its slow surface didn’t jump out as ideal for Barty. In the past, she had plenty of trouble with the way clay dulls powerful serves and other strokes, as well as the footwork it requires. LATEST STORIES Hers is a country with a proud history in tennis, of course.Court won more Grand Slam titles than anyone else, 24. Rod Laver, who was at Saturday’s final, is the only man to win a calendar-year Grand Slam twice. Plenty of other Australian names fill the sport’s record books.“I don’t think she thought she could win it,” Laver said. “Then, all of a sudden, her game improved. And then I think she said, ‘I’m in a new world. I’ve stepped up my level here.’”Who knows what’s next?last_img read more

Nunavut sees eight per cent growth in population

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut’s population has risen eight per cent between 2006 and 2011.That means 31,906 people are now living in Canada’s newest territory.The population growth is tied to fertility rates. Women in Nunavut have 3.2 children on average.Nunavut, however, has an alleged population density of zero.Why is that?When you divide 1,877,787 square kilometres by just over 30,000 people, you end up with a population density of zero.last_img

Tennis And The Olympics Make An Awkward Match

We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.Olympic tennis should be as, well, grand as a Grand Slam. The world’s best players show up with a chance to win hardware for their countries — and without making a yearlong commitment. They get to hang with other great athletes in the Olympic Village. And they only get one chance every four years — not four chances every year. That makes it especially precious for players who are sidelined with injury just before the games, as Rafael Nadal was in 2012 and as Roger Federer is this year. The reality, though, is a bit more flawed. The necessities of the national nature of the Olympics imposes restrictions on what is otherwise mostly an individual sport. And that robs the Olympics tennis event of some of its top players and teams — and that’s not counting the stars who blamed Zika when they withdrew.No country gets more than four players in each of the men’s and women’s 64-player singles draws — half the size of major draws. That limit means half of France’s eight men in the Top 50 don’t get a shot at individual glory. Meanwhile, to improve regional representation, Ons Jabeur of Tunisia (ranked No. 188 at the time the entry list was finalized) and Stephanie Vogt of Liechtenstein (No. 274) got into the women’s draw. At majors, they’d usually have to try to earn their way in through qualifying.At least in singles, players are competing as they usually do. On the tours, some of the best doubles teams are paragons of multinational cooperation — a former pairing of an Indian man and a Pakistani teammate inspired tennis fans in both their countries. Part of what makes tennis great, if you’re into individual agency for athletes, is that even when players team up on tour, they do so by choice. They choose whom to partner and whom to dump — leading to a fun round of musical chairs and attendant gossip in each offseason. The Olympics, though, forces teammates to split up. Four of the top 10 women’s teams in the world, including the very best one, pair players from different countries. So do six of the top 10 men’s teams. There isn’t a ranking for mixed doubles, yet just three of the 16 majors since the last Olympics were won by a man and woman from the same country. Yet all those players who normally partner with someone from a different country had to find someone else to play with in Rio de Janeiro.The bigger problem with mixed at the Olympics is how easy it is to medal once you’ve qualified: Just 16 teams enter (after having qualified by making it into one of the other draws and then signing up for mixed in Rio), so it takes just two wins to reach the semifinals. Win one of the next two matches and you’re on the podium.Partly because of all the limitations, especially on top players who don’t qualify because their country’s talent pool is too deep, the tours stopped offering ranking points for wins in this year’s Olympic event. John Isner, the highest ranked American man, cited that as a major factor in his decision to skip Rio. Isner and other opt-outers have been feasting on depleted competition at the tour events. Isner got 150 ranking points for beating three players outside the top 50 in Atlanta last week — 150 more than he would’ve gotten if he’d won the gold medal in Rio. Ranking points, not gold, are the currency on tour, yielding direct entry to events and higher seeds that offer safer passage through the draw.The Olympic men’s singles draw may have lost other stars to early upsets because of their best-of-three-set format until the final. Novak Djokovic, who has won just about every important title except a gold medal, lost his first match in straight sets to Juan Martin del Potro. At a major he would have had a chance to try to come back — a thrilling prospect whether or not he would have pulled it off.I asked the International Tennis Federation, which helps organize the event, for a response to my criticisms. David Haggerty, president of the ITF, said in a statement sent through a spokesman: “The ITF is happy with the overall format of the Olympic Tennis Event, which presents a unique opportunity for players to represent their countries in individual competition. The current format ensures a strength of entry alongside a diversity of nations that reflects the universality of our sport.” He added that the draw size and number of sets are constrained by the desire to limit the event to a little over a week so players can get back on tour, and so that they can enter singles, doubles and mixed without undue burden.I’m not arguing, as many do, that tennis shouldn’t be in the Olympics.1Nor is it a plea on behalf of ESPN, the owner of this website and the broadcaster of the U.S. Open but not of the Olympics. All of the sport’s top players in recent years have competed passionately for their countries and have medaled in 2008 or 2012, or both: Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. I watched many of them at the London games in 2012 and enjoyed the novelty of watching singles stars playing doubles, wearing country uniforms and bringing lots of new colors to the usually staid Wimbledon aesthetic. And no one who watched the Djokovic-del Potro epic, or saw both players’ tears afterwards, would prefer it had never happened. It’s just a reminder that when the Olympic format is forced on top of an established sport’s pre-existing structure, flaws and awkwardness are inevitable. Tennis is an individual sport and is at its best when players — and doubles pairs — are free to compete for themselves. read more

Buckeyes need to ride momentum to earn NCAA Tournament bid

After clinching last season’s Big Ten regular season title with four games to go, Jim Foster’s team is fighting for survival and a spot in the NCAA Tournament with four games left this time around. Being ranked as high as No. 6 on Nov. 22, Ohio State (15-9, 6-6 Big Ten) has been streaky and unpredictable during conference play. But a strong run during its last four conference games could spring the team back into the tournament picture. Foster said the urgency the team will need to have down the home stretch is critical because last season’s team wasn’t mentally prepared for the rigors of the postseason. “They hadn’t experienced it,” Foster said. “That’s how you develop some character; that’s how you develop some toughness; that’s how you become a better player and a better team.” Last season ended in the NCAA Tournament’s second round when Mississippi State upset the second-seeded Buckeyes. “We just didn’t have a sense of urgency. … We already won the conference and were looking at the Big Ten Tournament,” senior center Jantel Lavender said of the team’s mindset this time last year. “We didn’t play as hard as we should have, and now everyone’s playing on edge and we can’t lose games.” Lavender became OSU’s all-time leading scorer on Sunday after adding 29 points and bringing her total to 2,587 in its 83-76 win Sunday against Minnesota (11-14, 3-9). “It means a lot. I think it’s something I’ll never forget,” Lavender said. “I think it shows my dedication to my teammates and what I want to do for my team. … I just try to play hard for my team all the time.” After winning two straight conference games against Purdue (17-9, 7-6) and the Golden Gophers, the Buckeyes are hoping to keep the momentum rolling when they host Penn State (21-6, 10-3) on Thursday. In its previous encounter, Jan. 30 in State College, Pa., OSU fell, 80-71, to the Lady Lions when Penn State’s backcourt of Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas combined for 39 points. Foster said Wednesday that the team must do a better job of preventing Bentley from penetrating and kicking the ball out to Lucas, who made 6 of 8 3-point attempts in that contest. Although Foster had questioned his team’s defensive intensity, he said he thought it was increasing lately. Senior guard Brittany Johnson said in addition to improving defensively, the team is becoming more cohesive on the offensive end. “I think we’re starting to mesh really well; we’re moving the ball. Last Penn State game we weren’t really moving the ball,” Johnson said. “It’s starting to come back. We’re starting to mesh, and it’s coming down to the end of the season and we’re playing really well right now.” Thursday’s tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Premier Robinson Gives Statement on Newman Case

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 26, 2017 – Providenciales – The past few days in the TCI has seen us casted in a negative light in major US media houses. This day was feared by many, but we believe with the response we see especially among the people of this country, that this can be a turning point in addressing crimes among our residents and visitors.I speak of the recent shooting incident involving a tourist. My Government’s thoughts and prayers are with Mr Newman and his family. We continue through our Tourist Board to maintain contact with Mrs Newman and receive updates on his care. Under the NHIP Policy my Government was able to offer coverage of the medical transport to a receiving facility. However we understand that those arrangements were made through private arrangements.As Premier, I acknowledge my Government’s initial response contained in a Release issued by the Minister of Tourism who responded on behalf the Government and over the past two days we have met with the Police and amongst ourselves to see how best we can support the Police at this time and to devise a way forward on repairing the obvious fall out in reputation through positive messaging that is us TCI.After taking into account all efforts through all Agencies, I address you today.We wish to at the outset thank the medical staff at Interhealth Canada’s facility in Providenciales for their response and critical care administered to the Mr Newman.This is no time for more speeches but for our people to know that we continue to support the Police in their efforts to ebb the stem of gun related offences and do so with a record that we can already begin to feel proud of. I wish to recount for the benefit of us all how we have supported the Police over the past six months and I outline them as follows:Making a request to the UK for assistance and the resultant UK Security Assessment as early as February this year during my first visit to London;The purchasing of a building to house the highly anticipated CCTV Program and other new crime fighting initiatives;The approval of funding for additional Police Officers including managers of the CCTV Project in the recently passed Budget;The approval of $1.2m in the purchase of new cars in the recently passed budget;The agreement in the National Security Council to devise a national security strategy;The inclusion of modern crime fighting initiatives and other legislative support for the Police in our legislative calendar;The beginning works jointly between the Police and Immigration to seek out and to repatriate undocumented persons to the tone of over 500 in the last six months (these numbers are not those repatriated through entry on illegal sloops); And we can expect to see greater efforts in this area after the recruitment of additional Police and Immigration Officers already provided for in the recently passed Budget;The presentation, as Premier, to Cabinet of a Paper on the rehabilitation of offenders in an effort to reduce the rate of repeat offenders,The initial dialogue with the TCHTA and to having received their agreement to employ those at risk under the Government’s Change for Change Program to be led by the Ministry of Home Affairs; andHolding meetings with Pastors to assist in creating Programs that will address our youth.Crime fighting is everyone’s business and while in Opposition we continued to lead on this dialogue. We acknowledge that many of these measures are not yet in place and can look forward with great anticipation. However we acknowledge the awakened consciousness of our people for the immediate here and now which is critical. In what is now a challenging period, we see a readied people ready to assist and play its role and commend those who have stepped forward to play a more active role as a citizen.As Premier, I must say that I am pleased with the efforts of the Police who are working hard in the aftermath to bring these culprits to justice and I am in particular pleased that the Acting Commissioner on the evening after visited the majority of Resorts and interacted with guests until the wee hours of the morning.What is left for me to say as Premier following our Government’s initial response and the Acting Commissioner’s multiple updates is that there are four things I wish for us to know:My Government remains firm in its stance for stiff penalties for gun crimes and crimes against visitors to our shores which are already in law and we are keen to support stiffer penalties where needs be;The Police has our full support in diverting even more resources into the Grace Bay area and certainly not at a loss to local communities;I am excited that our people are keen to be greater participants in this fight against crime and I call on us all to remain interested and to know that the best help that can come forward from you now is information. You may think what you saw or hear is insignificant but we are appealing to you to contact law enforcement who is prepared to investigate any and all tips for this recent incident and all instances.I encourage residents and visitors alike to be vigilant and to not take any unnecessary risks by making yourselves an easy victim.The response of our people shows that this level of crime, though comparatively very low, will not be tolerated and as Premier, I am confident that serious crime strategies already in train together with tougher penalties and a plan to save our youth are the keys to lowering crimes.My Government over the next few days, weeks and months (and led jointly by the Premier’s Office and the Ministry of Tourism together with key stakeholders and residents living at home and abroad who have already offered to assist in ensuring that the positive message about Turks and Caicos Islands remains out there) will embark on an aggressive positive campaign. We remain a safe destination and we are certain of this. We do not and will not downplay the recent incident in any way and will continue to support the Police in every way. This time however requires that all hands are and remain on deck.May God bless these Turks and Caicos Islands.#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Cold wave to stay in South Bengal despite rise in mercury

first_imgKolkata: The temperature in the city is expected to climb up in the next few days but the cold wave condition may continue to sweep through South Bengal due to the impact of the northwesterly wind in the state.According to the prediction of the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore, there may be a marginal rise in temperature in the city and some of its adjoining districts. The lowest temperature in the city on Sunday remained at 12.8 degree Celsius, while Saturday recorded 12.3 degree. The lowest temperature has remained below normal for the past 19 days in the city and also in various South Bengal districts. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThough the temperature slightly went up in various South Bengal districts, the people in North Bengal districts however continue to feel a cold shiver as the temperature in some places has dipped below 5 degree Celsius. A senior weather official in the city on Sunday said that cold wave condition is still prevailing in some South Bengal districts, including Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum and West Midnapore, while the condition in North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Nadia and Hooghly has improved slightly. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile the tropical cyclone, ‘Pabuk’ had its impact on Andaman Sea. There was a prediction that it would cross the Andaman Sea on Sunday. A thunderstorm has already hit Andaman due to the impact of the cyclone that had caused damages in Thailand. However, it had no major impact on the weather system in the state. ‘Pabuk’ originated over the Gulf of Thailand and its neighbouring area and then started moving towards Andaman Islands.last_img read more