Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s first-round matchup in the NCAA tournament will be a rematch with Bryant.In one of the two national tournament play-in games, Bryant (15-4, 5-1 Northeast) staved off Siena (11-6, 6-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic) to prevail 9-8 late Wednesday afternoon at Bryant’s Bulldog Stadium in Smithfield, R.I. For the second season in a row, the Bulldogs will be Syracuse’s first-round opponent in the NCAA tournament. They’ll visit the Carrier Dome on Sunday at 7:30 to battle the second-seeded Orange.Last May, Bryant’s Kevin Massa tormented the Orange with a 22-for-23 performance at the X, but Syracuse managed to triumph by five goals and advance.“They remember last year’s game with Bryant in the playoffs,” SU head coach John Desko said of his team on Monday, “and they gave us everything we could handle, especially their faceoff guy.”This season, Massa tops the nation with his 71.4 faceoff percentage and 11 groundballs per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut through three quarters of Wednesday’s game, that prowess was not on full display.The Bulldogs, inefficient when they did have the ball in the first half, committed 10 turnovers and trailed 4-3 at the half.Siena’s Casey Dowd — who fared just 10-of-23 against SU on Feb. 10 — had Massa beat at the X, 9-4, heading into the fourth quarter. Although Dowd captured all four of the faceoffs against Massa in the third, Bryant rallied to take a one-goal lead into the final frame.But in that fourth quarter, Massa finally figured out Dowd, and at the perfect time. He won six of the seven draws — he finished 10-of-20 overall — and grabbed six of his eight groundballs in the fourth quarter. With that, Bryant was able to bury enough shots in the back of the net to hold off Siena’s comeback attempt.The Saints fired three potentially game-tying shots in the final 30 seconds, but none were on net. Bryant rushed the field, ecstatic to be the team to step up and advance to face Syracuse on Sunday.“Everyone needs to be on their toes,” SU attack Kevin Rice said on Monday. “No one’s going to have an easy road. We’re just fortunate that we were able to get one of the top two seeds and we know we’re going to play four tough games.” Comments Published on May 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm Contact Phil: email@example.com | @PhilDAbb
Meanwhile, Offaly forward Niall Mc Namee has praised the work ethic of the squad following their win over Longford yesterday.That was their first win in Leinster since 2007 and it sets up a meeting with Westmeath on Sunday June 12th.Mc Namee says they were able to battle when it was needed. The Wee county don’t have a venue large enough to host the game so it’s been moved to Dublin.Louth overcame Carlow 2-24 to 3-11 on Saturday in Portlaoise.
Matt Hancock publicly defends Cheltenham Festival decision April 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Submit Share Coral relaunches cinematic campaign for racing’s return June 5, 2020 Champion Hurdle-winning jockey Noel Fehily has signed a deal to become brand ambassador for affiliate site Bet Bonus Code until the end of the 2016-17 National Hunt season.The 41-year-old, who has ridden more than 1,000 winners, will provide daily blogs throughout the Cheltenham Festival, where he is set to partner Buveur D’Air, Unowhatimeanharry and Neon Wolf.Fehily will then provide weekly blogs for the remainder of the season, including during the Aintree Grand National Festival, giving his exclusive thoughts on his rides and other high profile races.Bet Bonus Code’s Daniel Grant, said: “Noel Fehily is one of the sport’s very best jockeys and we are delighted to have him on board for the Cheltenham Festival and remainder of the season.“He has some great rides for the likes of Harry Fry and Nicky Henderson at the Festival and we’re sure his daily insight across the four days will help our clients bag themselves a winner or two.”Fehily commented: “I can’t wait to get started with Bet Bonus Code ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. It’s the highlight of both a jockey’s and a punter’s season and I’m sure it will be as exciting as always.“I have never been involved with a blog before, but readers can rest assured that I will give my honest opinion on not only my own rides, but also other high profile horses and races.”
UK media reports further boardroom changes for FTSE betting groups, as Flutter Entertainment eyes its next Chairman appointment to replace incumbent Gary McGann in 2020.This weekend, The Sunday Times reported that Flutter’s new Non-Executive Director Andrew Higginson was the frontrunner to replace Gary McGann (69), who is set to retire next year.Higginson, who serves as the current Group Chairman of UK supermarket Morrisons Plc, joined Flutter governance last month to broaden the FTSE firm’s mass-market commercial and retail capacities.Regarded as one the UK’s top business executives, Higginson has also served as an executive director to Tesco Plc, Poundland Group and as an independent advisor to Sky Media and the Rugby Football Union (RFU).In its report, the Sunday Times details that Higginson will likely be announced as new Chairman in the firm’s next AGM scheduled for May 2020, by which time Flutter governance hopes to have cleared all regulatory hurdles allowing the company to merge with rival The Stars Group Inc.A Flutter-Stars combination would see Higginson lead a new 14-man board, with current Stars Group Chairman Divyesh Gadhia acting as Deputy Chair, overseeing an executive leadership team led by Flutter CEO Peter Jackson.The former Chief Executive of Irish packaging conglomerate Smurfit Kappa, McGann was appointed Group Chairman of Paddy Power Plc in May 2015 and would shortly approve of the Irish bookmaker’s £5 billion merger with Betfair Plc (deal initiated August 2015) as both operators faced significant UK regulatory changes impacting their retail and digital channels. Share Share Submit PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services July 8, 2020
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisCheck out the preview for WBKB’s newest series ‘On The Deck.’ It debuts on Thursday, June 7. Mike Beiermeister and Maritime Archaeologist Steph Gandulla will be exploring the shipwreck ‘Monohansett’ in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious UPDATE: Engagement Ring Stolen From Couple Visiting Over Memorial Day WeekendNext City Council Puts Breaks on Truck Route
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersCan Russell Westbrook, George and Anthony share the ball effectively with the Thunder? If so, is that team the real threat to the Warriors? And how are ball-dominant guards Chris Paul and James Harden going to function in the same backcourt in Houston?Los Angeles gets the All-Star Game again this season (with a new format no less), but will any Lakers or Clippers be on the Staples Center court for the main event?With Paul gone, oft-injured Blake Griffin is now the Clippers’ unquestioned leader, while the Lakers are handing their keys to rookie point guard Lonzo Ball and telling him to drive a young roster well enough to impress all those elite free agents-to-be that the future is bright.Danny Ainge put the Celtics back in contention last season, then spent the offseason remaking their roster. Coach Brad Stevens now has Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and rookie Jayson Tatum at his disposal but little else he will recognize from a year ago. Gone are Isaiah Thomas, rugged defender Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder and eight other players from a team that won an East-leading 53 games.Are the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers ready to end their playoff droughts? Can the Knicks or Nets begin building a winner in hoops-hungry New York? Do Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli have enough left to help Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs reach another NBA Finals? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error From the high-profile players who changed zip codes to a fleet of promising rookies, there are new faces in new places going into the 2017-18 NBA season.Despite all those remade rosters and new constellations of stars joining forces, the possibility of an unprecedented fourth consecutive NBA Finals rematch looms large, even likely.Whether or not we get Golden State vs. Cleveland again in June, the league doesn’t lack for storylines that will entertain us along the way.The Western Conference has been stronger and deeper than the East for years, yet somehow that became more pronounced this summer. Paul George (Indiana to Oklahoma City), Carmelo Anthony (New York to OKC), Jimmy Butler (Chicago to Minnesota) and Paul Millsap (Atlanta to Denver) all relocated to the stacked side of the league. Here are links to some content to get you ready for the season ahead, with an emphasis on the Lakers and Clippers.LAKERSLakers hope ‘little things’ will land them big stars next summerHeisler: Hope returns for Lakers, however brieflyBrook Lopez, one of few veterans on a young team, might be biggest kid of allMiller: Like you, Lakers weren’t sure what “Wish” on their jerseys meant, eitherLakers believe their defense is on the upswingLakers still getting comfortable with versatile Brook LopezJulius Randle faces uncertain future with the LakersBrandon Ingram ready to take lead, even if Lonzo Ball is the starMiller: Lonzo Ball Era begins and Laker Nation braces with anticipationBrook Lopez, one of few veterans on a young team, might be biggest kid of all‘One of the guys,’ Lonzo has Lakers teammates believing in him, futureLakers 2017-18 roster breakdownKey Lakers games to watch this seasonLakers 2017-18 regular-season scheduleCLIPPERSQ&A with Lawrence Frank, Clippers president of basketball operationsBlake Griffin says Clippers are deeper, more versatile teamClippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t care about your preseason predictionsClippers guard Austin Rivers: ‘We will be a playoff team this year’Why the Clippers want Blake Griffin to change his gameClippers know Milos Teodosic can pass, but they want him hitting shots, tooBlake Griffin says Clippers’ goal is simply to qualify for playoffsClippers looking to run and run and run some more this seasonClippers’ Wesley Johnson benefits from an offseason confidence boostClippers won’t have a guard controversy this season, Doc Rivers saysWhicker: Milos Teodosic could be a unique visitor for ClippersHow Clippers, Bowen came to tie the knot on TV dealClippers 2017-18 roster breakdownKey Clippers games to watch this seasonClippers 2017-18 regular-season scheduleAROUND THE LEAGUEWarriors’ run – improbable, absurd, revolutionary – deserves reflectionAdam Silver and MJ: 1 man’s NBA garbage is another man’s beautyLeBron James vs. Kyrie Irving the latest entry in NBA rivalries‘Truth’ be told, retired Clipper Paul Pierce wants transition from NBA to ESPN to be authenticNBA tries a new format for 2018 All-Star Game at Staples CenterWestern Conference team previews and projected finishEastern Conference team previews and projected finish
Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University Cebula HallSaint Martin’s University is $250,000 closer to breaking ground for its newest academic building — an industrial laboratory — thanks to a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust out of Vancouver, Washington.The award from the Murdock Trust is a capping grant, which means the University must raise the remaining $200,000 to achieve its $2.7 million goal before receiving the grant funds. This remaining amount will be raised through private gifts from alumni and friends of the University.“We are so pleased with the generous support from the Murdock Trust,” says Saint Martin’s University President Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D. “This is their second grant to our Engineering Initiative, which first gave us Cebula Hall, and now the industrial lab.”The University plans to break ground this fall on a 14,000-square-foot industrial laboratory building that will house the facilities necessary for civil and mechanical engineering students to conduct hands-on experiments with fluids, manufacturing, robotics and mechatronics, soils and materials testing. The building also will include a technology classroom, regular classrooms and faculty offices.“Our Trustees are pleased to see the growth in the engineering and STEM programs at Saint Martin’s. It is our pleasure to support your project,” says Moses Lee, Ph.D., program director, Research & Science, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Since launching the Engineering Initiative in 2010, the University has seen a 35-percent increase in mechanical, civil and engineering management enrollment.“We are grateful to the Murdock Trust for their continued support of our engineering program,” says Zella Kahn-Jetter, Ph.D., P.E., dean of the Saint Martin’s Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering. “This grant will provide much needed space for our growing enrollment and a new space for our new and current faculty to conduct their research.”The Murdock Trust was created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, co-founder of Tektronix, Inc. The Trust’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations seeking to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. In addition to having a special interest in education and scientific research, the Trust partners with a wide variety of organizations that serve the arts, public affairs, health and medicine, human services, leadership development and persons with disabilities. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
If the Nelson Leafs didn’t have bad luck, the hockey club would have no luck at all.Blake Sidoni scored with 48 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the third straight for Hawks over the hapless Leafs, losers of four straight games.“(I thought) we were the better team . . . we were the better team the past four games,” said Leaf head coach Dave McLellan following the game.“The previous three games it was bad goaltending, tonight we’re in a 2-1 game and a rookie defenceman makes a bad play.”Clinging to a 2-1 lead with minutes remaining in the third period, the poor decision by the Leaf defence allowed Allan Pruss to jump the blueline.The shot by Pruss deflected off the stick of defenceman Aigne McGeady-Bruce into the top corner past Leaf netminder Patrick Ostermann.“You can’t be in a 2-1 game and have that play happen against a team at the top of our division,” McLellan lamented.“That play just can’t happen.” In overtime, a harmless play behind the Leaf net saw the Pruss brothers steal the puck before centering a pass Hawks’ Game Star Sidoni snapped past Ostermann for the winning goal.“I thought our guys battled (tonight),” said Beaver Valley head coach Terry Jones, who was more pleased with the Hawks’ third period performance than the opening 40 minutes.“I didn’t think we were great but we did find a way to win.”“(Netminder) Drake (Poirier) made the saves when he needed to . . .. All that adds up to the win,” Jones added.Nelson led 1-0 after the first period on a goal by Game Star Matthew Sokol.Brendan Fuller tied the game up seconds into the second period on the power play before Jordan Davie restored the lead for Nelson with an unassisted goal midway through the period.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 34-28 including a 15-7 advantage in the third period. The Hawks held a 7-0 margin before Nelson registered its first shot of the period.Nelson has the rest of the weekend off before hosting Castlegar Rebels in another key Murdoch Division matchup Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile, Beaver Valley, winners of three straight games, travels to Grand Forks to meet the Bruins.“My thought process was if this team was .500 by Christmas with a bunch of rookies things would be good,” McLellan confessed.“We just have to find a way to battle to win.”ICE CHIPS: Nelson Minor Hockey product Cole Arcuri was back in a Leaf uniform Friday against Beaver Valley. Arcuri has been out of hockey since leaving the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BC Hockey League after two games. The 6’3”, 195-pound defenceman started the season with Merritt Centennials before being moved to Trail. . . . Nelson will be without forward Jo Davie for Wednesday’s game against Castlegar after the Leaf veteran was handed 10-minute and game misconduct penalties at the buzzer to end the third period.
TRACK DENSE WITH WORKERS BEFORE RAIN COMESWith rain forecast tonight and through the upcoming week, horsemen took full advantage of clear skies and a fast track Sunday, keeping clockers at fever pitch with 333 recorded works on Santa Anita’s tab.Among the workers was unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Nyquist who went five furlongs in 1:00.40 for his three-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 15, weather permitting.“He breezed great,” trainer Doug O’Neill said. “He galloped out super. I couldn’t be happier.”Also working was Los Alamitos Futurity winner and runner-up Mor Spirit and Toews on Ice, the former going six furlongs in company with Coach Q and the latter going four furlongs in company with Mt Veeder.Mor Spirit was clocked in 1:13, Coach Q in 1:12.60. Toews on Ice and Mt Veeder went in the identical time of 48.80. Edwin Maldonado2031115%25%$77,130 Kristin Mulhall520140%60%$86,900 CALIFORNIA CHROME AWAITS SATURDAY’S SAN PASQUAL After a stylish six furlong workout in 1:10.04 before yesterday’s first race at Santa Anita, California Chrome was at the ready Sunday for his first race in nine months come this Saturday, the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, but Dortmund’s status for the race was questionable at best following a seven furlong breeze Sunday in a bullet 1:25.80.The time equaled that of Point Piper, also San Pasqual-bound for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Only five horses worked at the seven furlong distance Sunday.“I missed a little time with him after that second quarter crack and he didn’t really finish the way I like to see him finish,” Bob Baffert said of Dortmund after his drill under Martin Garcia following the second renovation break at 7:45 a.m.“I wanted to see him finish up a little better than he did . . . Our goal for him is the Big Cap (Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap at 11/4 miles on March 12).”The Hall of Fame trainer added that last year’s San Pasqual winner, Hoppertunity, was still “possible” for the San Pasqual.Also working Sunday in advance of imminent rain forecast starting tonight was Imperative for red-hot Richard Baltas, atop the trainer standings with five wins from 10 runners through six racing days.Imperative worked four furlongs in 48 seconds.“I got him in 24 flat the last quarter, just breezing,” Baltas said. “He galloped out real strong, so he looks good. He’s ready to go.”Also working for the San Pasqual was Harry F. Brubaker Stakes winner Point Piper with Rafael Bejarano aboard.Meanwhile, all was calm with California Chrome, who had his customary walk under the shed row the day after his workout.Private clocker Gary Young was among those impressed with Chrome’s work.“He was cruising,” Young said. “He went in one-10, he didn’t seem to be asked and Victor (Espinoza) was just sitting on him. It was an unbelievable work.”Probable for the San Pasqual: Alfa Bird, Tyler Baze; California Chrome, Victor Espinoza; Hard Aces, Joe Talamo; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia; Imperative, Mario Gutierrez; Mystery Train, no rider; and Point Piper, Rafael Bejarano. William Spawr521040%60%$35,500 Patrick Gallagher921122%44%$173,084 Joseph Talamo2645215%42%$232,290 Steve Knapp720029%29%$46,250 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita’s jockeys’ room will have two open spots shortly. James Graham and Corey Nakatani are leaving for greener and likely colder pastures, Graham departing for the Fair Grounds and Nakatani bound for Oaklawn Park when it starts its meet Jan. 15. “Things have slowed down and I just need to go back where I’m comfortable,” Graham said. “I can’t sustain my family doing what we’re doing right now, so I have to keep going, I have to find something new.” Through six racing days, Graham was winless from 19 mounts, while Nakatani was zero for three . . . Probable for Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile: Collected, Martin Garcia; Dressed in Hermes, Mike Smith; Frank Conversation, no rider; Imalreadythere, Rafael Bejarano; Laoban, no rider; Rare Candy, no rider; and Sorryaboutnothing, Flavien Prat. Philip D’Amato1623513%63%$242,070 Santiago Gonzalez3386224%48%$246,310 Rafael Bejarano3087227%57%$453,650 Gary Stevens1230025%25%$346,820 Steven Miyadi722029%57%$51,770 Mike Smith1731218%35%$322,390 Richard Baltas1051050%60%$283,530 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 2) Peter Miller2041120%30%$120,320 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS CHROME READY TO SHINE, BUT NOT DORTMUND MORE THAN 300 WORKERS IN ADVANCE OF RAINLONG-TIME RACING OFFICIAL DICK WHEELER DIESGOOD LUCK, HARD WORK PAY OFF FOR BLANC -30- TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won FAN WINS $1,000 IN MYSTERY MUTUEL CONTESTCongratulations to THOROUGHBRED member Robert Robbins on winning $1,000 in Saturday’s Mystery Mutuel Contest at Santa Anita.Robbins attended North Hollywood High School and currently resides in Eagle Rock. Santa Anita is his favorite track, and he has fond memories of visiting The Great Race Place with his father, and still visits the track frequently with his brother.“I’ve only won $2 from the Mystery Mutuel in the past. I didn’t think any bigger amounts were available. I can’t believe I won a thousand bucks.” RACING MOURNS DEATH OF DICK WHEELERRacing mourned the passing of long-time California racing official Richard (Dick) Wheeler, who died at his Monrovia home Saturday at the age of 69.Wheeler worked in several capacities throughout the Golden State for nearly four decades, including Santa Anita and defunct Fairplex Park, where he was Racing Secretary. Wheeler retired 18 months ago.“He was kind to everybody; everybody loved him,” said Santa Anita Clerk of Scales Kevin Colosi, a long-time friend and associate. “He had been sick for a while and stopped eating. He just shut down.”Wheeler requested that there be no services, Colosi said.Added trainer David Bernstein, who knew Wheeler back in the day: “We had a lot of fun. We were young, 18, 19 years old and he and one of my clients, Bob Brown, used to meet in Santa Anita’s infield every Saturday.“Brown also passed away. Now I’m the last of the Mohicans.” PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF FOR BLANC ABOARD FLAMBOYANTFrench native Brice Blanc chalks up Saturday’s neck victory for trainer Paddy Gallagher aboard the French-bred Flamboyant, $94.20 winner of the Grade II San Gabriel Stakes, to a combination of good luck and hard work.“I got lucky,” Blanc said Sunday morning during a break from working five horses. “One day last October Paddy asked me to work him, and I told Aaron (his agent, Aaron Hesz) that he worked awesome.“Aaron was somewhat surprised because he’s not that good of a work horse, but since that time he’s been working lights out, even at Del Mar during the fall, but the races didn’t go.“Missing works didn’t seem to bother him, though, because he ran his butt off yesterday.” The 45-1 upset cemented a Pick Six carryover into Sunday of $80,409. Doug F. O’Neill242268%42%$122,882 Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450