Comments Published on April 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jarrad: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse outfielder Lisaira Daniels has a dream. In it, the Orange defies all conventional expectations and wins the national championship.‘Do I dream about winning the national championship? Yes, of course I do,’ Daniels said. ‘I could see us getting to the College World Series. We have so much talent and heart that we can play at that level.’Daniels sees no reason why this dream can’t become a reality. And she was irritated by the lack of respect Big East coaches had for the Orange heading into this season.‘Since we won the Big East last year, we have a target on our back. But people still viewed that as a Cinderella story,’ Daniels said. ‘They still ranked us fourth coming into this season, so that was like a slap in the face. It’s almost like we have to win the Big East again this year.’Syracuse became the lowest seeded team in Big East history to win the conference tournament in 2010 after it finished the regular season ranked fifth. Nearly a year later, the Orange (31-11, 9-5 Big East) is holding down that very same position in the middle of the Big East standings — even though it is just one win shy of matching last season’s total with 10 games left in the regular season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBeginning with today’s nonconference doubleheader against Binghamton (20-15, 8-3 America East), SU enters a stretch of seven winnable games against the Bearcats, Big East bottom feeder Seton Hall (15-27, 3-14) and Niagara (18-14, 6-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic).‘We have to just take care of business on the field and not care what the opponent is ranked or where they’re seeded,’ said Jenna Caira, SU’s ace pitcher. ‘(Softball) is so weird. On any given day, anyone could beat anybody.’With that in mind, the Orange believes it can make some unexpected postseason noise. The notion is backed up by nonconference victories against Western Athletic Conference powerhouses Hawaii (30-16, 8-7) and No. 25 Fresno State (29-11, 13-2).‘It’s different because last year we were kind of like ‘Oh my gosh, maybe we can win this thing,” Daniels said. ‘But this year we’ve taken on more of an aggressor’s attitude. We’ve played the Alabamas and the Floridas. We beat the Hawaiis and the Louisvilles, and that helps us believe that we can beat those teams.’But the SU players and coaches understand that for those top-tier games to matter, they have to take care of business against lesser opponents. They’ve done that so far in 2011, compiling a 19-0 record against teams with losing records.In conference play, though, it’s been a struggle against some of the Big East elite. Syracuse went 0-5 against second-place Notre Dame (35-8, 11-1) and third-place South Florida (32-18, 12-3).The Orange can continue to dominate lesser opponents during this seven-game stretch, starting with Binghamton, by overwhelming teams offensively. The team has scored nine or more runs in 12 games this season.Binghamton has surrendered nine or more runs only twice this season.‘Offensively, one through nine, we’ve been 20 times better this year,’ Daniels said. ‘We’re driving in more runs, getting on base and knowing and understanding our roles.’Caira thinks SU’s ability to compete with top-tier teams is due to the growth of a group of players that has been through this journey together for a few years now.‘It honestly has to do with experience,’ Caira said. ‘Girls have been in pressure situations before and in this season, too. This year we’re taking baby steps so we can win some of those games. We’re also doing a real good job winning the games we’re supposed to win.’With such improvement, Daniels also didn’t hesitate to clarify her dream as something more than just a generic goal. She thinks it has the potential to become reality.But for that to happen, the Orange can’t take the next seven games lightly. Even though the team plays weaker competition, these games will help set up a potential postseason run.‘We have potential to be in the national championship,’ Daniels said. ‘And we’re definitely hungry for it, so that’s a start.’[email protected]
Ghana registered her first medal at the ongoing Africa Weightlifting Championship in Egypt, with Winnifred Ntumi claiming bronze in the Women’s 49kg bodyweight category. Ntumi, the first Ghanaian to compete at the championship, added yet another medal to her collection after claiming bronze at the African Youth Championship last year. Ghana is being represented by six athletes, two females and four males, in 5 weight different categories. 2018 Youth Olympian Sandra Mensimah Owusu is set to compete in the 59kg category on Friday.
Ronaldo should have bagged a brace before the whistle, but his spot-kick was denied by the bar.Elsewhere, Lazio claimed their second consecutive win after sweeping aside Hellas Verona 5-1, as Ciro Immobile completed a hat-trick, leading the scoring charts with 34 goals, three ahead of Ronaldo.Roma extended their unbeaten run as they conquered Fiorentina 2-1, with Jordan Veretout scoring two penalties.In Sunday’s other Serie A matches, Bologna edged past Lecce 3-2, Cagliari conceded a 1-0 home defeat to Udinese, while SPAL shared the spoils with Torino 1-1.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp FC Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates his goal with his teammates during a Serie A football match between FC Juventus and Sampdoria in Turin, Italy, July 26, 2020.Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Juventus continued their dominance in the Serie A as they claimed their ninth consecutive Scudetto, an unprecedented record in the top five European football leagues as they enjoyed a 2-0 home triumph over Sampdoria on Sunday.It’s Maurizio Sarri’s first Scudetto in his coaching career, while he became the oldest coach to win the title aged 61 years and six months.The Bianconeri arrived at the Allianz Stadium with four points over second-placed Inter Milan, and they just needed one victory to seal the title with two rounds remaining.The Old Lady were forced to make two changes in the first-half as Danilo and Paulo Dybala picked up injuries, making way for Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain.The home side finally broke the deadlock deep into stoppage time before the break as Miralem Pjanic’s free kick was taken short into the box for talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to drill home.Juve doubled the lead in the 67th minute as Ronaldo cut inside from the left to unleash a missile, Emil Audero meekly beat it away for Bernardeschi to turn in from close range.Sampdoria were dealt another below as Morten Thorsby was sent off after collecting his second yellow card.
England boy international Jack Singh Brar laid down a marker for the season by winning the annual Berkhamsted Trophy after a marathon three-way playoff at the challenging Hertfordshire venue. For the second successive year, extra time was needed after Singh Brar (image © Tom Ward Photography) finished the 36 holes on 140, two under par, tied with Norfolk’s Luke Johnson and Gary Oliver from Essex. All three had par fours at the opening two playoff holes, the first and 18th, but when they returned to the first Johnson’s three putts meant goodbye. Back to the 18th, both Singh Brar and Oliver hit the green in regulation but after Oliver secured another par, Singh Brar rolled in his 11-foot birdie putt for victory. At 16 years and almost five months, the Hampshire lad is believed to be the youngest ever winner of the trophy, which bears the names of such former winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Gary Wolstenholme. But he wasn’t overawed by his success. “It’s a good start to the season for me and will give me more confidence for my next event,” he said. “I didn’t do anything special today, just played good golf but there is still room for improvement.” With the players enjoying the sun on their backs at last but still with a chilly wind, Singh Brar shared the lead at lunch with Josh Loughrey and Sam Robertshawe after a four-birdie 69 but had to settle for a level-par 71 in the afternoon. And that included a 25-footer at the last to make the playoff. Johnson did the same in a second round 69 but 36-year-old Oliver, a reinstated professional and Essex county player, was perhaps the surprise packet. But he deserved to make the playoff after returning a best-of-the-day 68, matched by Woburn’s John Kemp. Northumberland’s Alex Dixon might also have made the playoff but his birdie putt on the last green finished alongside the cup for a 70 and 141. The afternoon was also marked by a hole-in-one from Sam Whitaker of Blankney Golf Club in Lincolnshire who sank his four-iron tee shot at the 184-yard fifth hole. It was the second ‘ace’ of his career but his first in competition. But the day belonged to Singh Brar, an under 16 cap for England before stepping up to boys level in last year’s Boys Home Internationals in Ireland. He has also made his mark this year in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, finished runner-up in the Faldo Asian Grand Final in China and qualified for the match play in the recent French International Boys Championship. Not only that, it was his first visit to Berkhamsted. Leading final scores: 140 J Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor 69 71, L Johnson (King’s Lynn) 71 69, G Oliver (Hainault Forest) 72 68 (Singh Brar won playoff at fourth extra hole) 141 A Dixon (City of Newcastle) 71 70, J Loughrey (Wrag Barn) 69 72 142 S Dodds (Coventry) 72 70, A Chesters (Hawkstone Park) 70 72; 143 C Shinkwin (Moor Park) 73 70 8 Apr 2013 Singh Brar comes out on top in marathon playoff at Berkhamsted
If you want a “War” at 174, Saunders will give it to you. Pittsburgh light heavyweight Rayco “War” Saunders and Rayco WAR Promotions put on a boxing card Nov. 14 at the Club Sport and Health in Monroeville billed as “War in the South III.” There is not a single fighter out there who brings to the table the passion, the excitement, the ferocity, the tremendous courage and professionalism Saunders exhibits in the ring. Saunders, the World Boxing Foundation All Americas Light Heavyweight Champion, let his hair grow long and put on a Samson type performance against outclassed opponent Dumont Welliver in a non-title bout. Welliver landed a few good punches in round one, but Saunders, who fights like Marvin Hagler, stepped on the gas in rounds two and three and rocked Welliver repeatedly.In round four, Saunders continued to pound Welliver, swiveling his head with a mean overhand right that put him down on the canvas. Saunders’ fight plan of kill or be killed didn’t waver, as his three-punch combination sent Welliver’s head ricocheting from side to side and referee Ernie Sharif leaped in to stop the fight.Saunders treats boxing more like a religion than a sport. He studies fights and fighters. It is this kind of dedication and passion that has gotten him this far.“I’m a student of the game. I try to watch every boxing match that comes on TV,” said Saunders. “My favorite fighter is Marvin Hagler. I watched Marvin a million times and I pattern myself after him.”In other matches, junior welterweight “Lightning” Rod Salka (14-1) from Bunola, Pa., one of pro boxing’s fastest rising stars, earned a 6-round decision over Fernando Rodriguez.Rodriguez is a big puncher but Salka was able to avoid most of his telegraphed bombs.As the fight progressed, Rodriguez’ confidence grew. By the fourth round he was taunting Salka, putting his gloves to the side and smiling. Salka landed three clean shots to his jaw, but Rodriguez just stood there and took them.The sixth and final round saw the two boxers throwing a flurry of punches at one another in an attempt not to leave the decision with the judges and the noise reached levels that this building was not designed to hold. The “Hispanic causing panic” fought hard, but it was Salka’s unconventional style, speed and stamina that made the difference in the end.Salka uses bits and pieces of different boxer’s styles. Kind of what Bruce Lee did when he took things from many other martial arts and made up his own style called Jeet Kune Do.“I don’t pattern myself after any one fighter,” said Salka. “Some of my style I get from my good friend Paul Spadafora, and I used to spar a lot with Monty Meza-Clay and Verquan Kimbrough and I picked up pieces from their style.”For many fighters out there it is more sizzle than steak, more flash than cash, more bark than bite. Well, Pittsburgh native Gino “Mr-Inkredible” McClellan (6-0) is a major coming attraction. McClellan has a certain charisma and is one of the most exciting up-and-coming fighters in the world today.McClellan proved that junior middleweight Cliff McPherson was no match for his skill and experience. Not only did he win the fight, he stuck it to McPherson round after round and finally McPherson’s corner threw in the towel and “Mr-Inkredible” was awarded a 3rd round TKO.“I moved to Tampa, Florida when I was 14-years old,” said McClellan. “My goal was always to live in Florida, but fight in Pittsburgh where my family and friends can see me.”Up and coming light heavyweight Jaque Lutz (3-0) beat the brakes off of John Terry to win a lopsided 4-round unanimous decision. Lutz, who grew up on the tough streets of Natrona Heights, had a great amateur career. In 2007 he won the Ring Side World Tournament Championship. In 2008 & 2009 he was the Pennsylvania State Golden Glove Champion.He walks to the beat of a different drummer, looking more like a model than a fighter. His hobbies and interests are opposite of most competitive athletes. Lutz’s enjoys arcade dancing, rave and industrial, snowboarding and creative fashion.“From start to finish the energy was palatable. Our hometown heroes Rayco Saunders, Jaque Lutz, Rod Salka and Gino McClelland brought the HEAT with all heart, all guts and all glory,” said Chiyna Rok, CEO Interactive Media. “The crowd was engaged, the fighters were focused and the trainers were intense.”Saunders, Lutz and McClellan looked so good that many fans thought it was Black Friday.The old adage when it comes to competitive athletics is, “What have you done for me lately?”From where I was sitting, Rayco looked to be the best he has ever been as a professional. He looked mature, composed and prepared.I read the book Shambhala—The Sacred Path of the Warrior. It is a great book about never giving up on yourself, life, society or the world.The author could have renamed the book, “The Rayco “War” Saunders story. Rayco has effectively served notice that he is now one of the top dogs in the light heavyweight division and he is capable of beating anybody.If he gets a mega fight in Pittsburgh all I can say is “Nobody beats Rayco at home!” MAIN EVENT— Rayco “War” Saunders mixes it up with Dumont “Dewey” Welliver of Spokane, Washington. (Courier Photos/Erin Perry)
Submitted by KMAS NewsradioKMAS Newsradio 1030 AM, 104.1 FM in Mason County, and 92.9 FM in Thurston County will broadcast NFL football Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights. Broadcast start times are Sundays and Thursdays at 5 PM, and Monday at 4:45 PM. KMAS Newsradio airs all Seattle Seahawks games for the 2014 season.In addition to NFL football, KMAS airs the Washington State University Cougars with the pregame two hours before kick-off and local high school football Friday nights with Brandon Sparks and John McGlamery starting at 6:45.2014 High School Football Broadcast Schedule on KMASSept. 12 – Capital vs. Olympia – Ingersoll StadiumSept. 19 – Shelton vs. Foss – Highclimbers StadiumSept. 26 – Timberline @ Olympia – Ingersoll StadiumOct. 3 – Shelton vs. Wilson – Highclimbers StadiumOct. 10 – Tumwater vs. Centralia – Tumwater StadiumOct. 17 – Shelton vs. North Thurston – Highclimbers StadiumOct. 24 – Tumwater vs. Black Hills – Tumwater StadiumOct. 31 – Shelton @ Capital – Ingersoll Stadium Facebook4Tweet0Pin0
LONG BRANCH – Nearly three months after Super Storm Sandy devastated the Family & Children’s Service (FCS) Thrift Boutique is set to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 19, to the public.The Oct. 29 storm forced the store to close its doors and caused a significant revenue loss for the century-old nonprofit.The agency plans a special ticketed preview event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, to give supporters a first look at the new store. The store has been completely restored and refurbished thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Robin Hood Relief Fund, raised during the 12.12.12 concert at Madison Square Garden, and help from dozens of area organizations and businesses.“Family & Children’s Service’s mission is to serve people at vulnerable times in their lives through education, intervention, care and counseling,” said Debbie O’ Donoghue, chair of the FCS Board of Directors. “When Sandy destroyed our thrift store, we experienced first hand what it is to be vulnerable, to need others to come to your aid. We are tremendously grateful for the support given by our friends and neighbors throughout the Jersey Shore community. Their compassion and concern, along with their valuable gifts of time, money and resources made it possible for us to reopen and reestablish this vital community service.”The FCS Thrift Boutique, located at 307 Branchport Ave., had more than 4 feet of floodwaters entered the store, destroying the interior and wiping out the entire donated inventory.The grant money is being used to purchase much-needed building supplies and essential equipment lost during the storm, including a new safe, cash register, telephone and mannequins.In addition to the Robin Hood grant, the boutique received contributions from the clothing retailer The Talbots, Inc®, which donated thousands of dollars in fixtures and shelving, and Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork, Inc., which supplied free paint, lumber and painting supplies.O’Donoghue said FCS is also grateful to members of the Ranney School Parents Association who, along with a group of Ranney students known as The Rockin Angels, conducted a schoolwide clothing drive to replenish the store’s inventory.“Since the store remained closed throughout the repairs, it was difficult for us to accept and store donations at our office,” O’Donoghue said. “The Ranney School’s clothing drive ensures a wide selection of merchandise will be available to our customers once we reopen, the proceeds of which will help fund our dozen programs and services.”Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 19, the FCS Thrift Boutique will begin accepting donations during normal business hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.FCS Thrift Boutique supporters who wish to purchase a $20 ticket to the Feb. 15 preview event are asked to RSVP to Manager of Volunteer Services Samantha White at 721-222-9111 or at [email protected] fcsmonmouth.org. Tickets also may be purchased at FCS’s offices at 191 Bath Ave. or at the FCS Thrift Boutique the afternoon of the event. The FCS Thrift Boutique is also actively seeking volunteers.For updates about the FCS Thrift Boutique, visit the agency’s website at www.fcs monmouth.org or follow the store’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thethriftboutique.
Chelsea have their work cut out in the Club World Cup final in Japan.Brazilian side Corinthians, roared on by more than 20,000 supporters, put them under plenty of pressure in the first half.The European champions, with the fit-again Frank Lampard restored as captain and David Luiz back in the centre of defence, almost went ahead when Gary Cahill’s close-range shot was stopped on the line by keeper Cassio.An error by Cahill then handed a chance to Emerson, who fired wastefully over.And Chelsea had another let-off when Paolo Guerrero wriggled away from Cahill and Luiz before mis-hitting a shot towards Emerson, whose effort from a tight angle struck the outside of the post.But Chelsea finished the half strongly and Cassio had to produce good saves to deny Fernando Torres, Victor Moses and Juan Mata.Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Moses, Mata, Hazard, Torres.Subs: Turnbull, Oscar, Mikel, Ferreira, Marin, Sturridge, Terry, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Piazon, Saville, Hilario.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
This promotion is open to all South African residents aged 18 years and older.This online promotion runs from 16 October 2019 – 28 October 2019.Competition entry mechanics:Entrants must answer a question correctly, as posted on the Brand South Africa social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter).4 winners, will be selected by and notified by a Brand South Africa representative.2 participants will be drawn from each social media platform –Facebook: https://bit.ly/31diEt9 and Twitter: https://bit.ly/2zaRgi5The winners will be drawn randomly through an audited system and contacted via email or telephone or social media. Winners will be prompted to send their details to Brand South Africa via email or telephone or social media.In the event that the winners do not respond within 24 hours of notification, or cannottake the prize, new winners will be drawn and substituted as the winners.Prizes – x1 hamper comprising of the following for each winners1x power bankx1 Great South African cookbookx1 Nation Brand branded notebook.The prizes are not transferable and are not exchangeable for cash.Brand South Africa reserves the right to verify the validity of all entries.To claim the contest prizes, the winners must produce their valid South African identity book and/or passport.General Terms and Conditions:By entering this online promotion, all competitors agree to be bound by the rules, regulations and requirements set out in the promotional material. This promotion is subject to South African law, and is not offered outside South Africa.All entries must be completed online 10pm, 28 October 2019 (South African time) to qualify.Brand South Africa reserves the right to disqualify incomplete online entries. No responsibility will be accepted for online entries lost for any reason whatsoever, whether due to inaccessibility of the site via internet, network disruption, network congestion, malicious virus attack, unauthorised data hacking, data corruption and server hardware failure or otherwise. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery.Nothing on email, or on any other website of Brand South Africa, or entrant’s use of the services or related hereto, shall be construed as conferring any license or other rights under the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of Brand South Africa or its subsidiaries or affiliates or any third party, whether by estoppels, implication or otherwise.Brand South Africa and/or its agent shall be licensed to evaluate all contest-related submissions for the purposes of the contest, including verification and judging and as specified in these terms and conditions. The software and programming code and media relating to the web site or social media page and contest-related communication is protected by the applicable laws of copyright, trademark, patent, competition and other proprietary laws.Brand South Africa’s decisions shall be final in all matters relating to the draw and no correspondence will be entered into.Brand South Africa reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without prior notice. An entrant shall be deemed to have notice of any such amendments or interpretations upon publication of the same on the website page and shall be deemed to have accepted such amendments or interpretations by virtue of his/her continued participation in the promotion. Should an entrant not wish to continue to participate in the promotion pursuant to the prevailing terms and conditions as amended or interpreted, he/she may terminate participation in the promotion upon written notice to Brand South Africa.Brand South Africa reserves the right to modify the competition or disqualify any entrant/contestant if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the competition as determined by Brand South Africa, in its sole discretion.Brand South Africa reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate or suspend the promotion and select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.Brand South Africa may in its absolute discretion extend any time limit or waive any of the terms and conditions where a person might otherwise be disqualified.Brand South Africa may in its absolute discretion substitute the prize with one deemed to be an appropriate replacement value in the place of the prize.The promoter is Brand South Africa. 103 Central Street, Houghton, Gauteng, South Africa, 2041
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Of course, Amazon isn’t simply just another major retailer dabbling in the daily deal business. It’s also a major investor in LivingSocial, having put $175 million into the company in December. Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Lew calls today’s deal “the first step of operational integration from that investment.” If so, this deal may be less about selling Amazon wares than introducing Amazon customers to the daily deal company.Any predictions on how many $10 off coupons will be sold by the time the deal ends this time tomorrow? Today looks to be a record-breaking day for the daily deal site LivingSocial. It’s offering a nationwide deal: a $20 Amazon gift card for $10. In just the first few hours of the sale, users have already purchased over 243,000 coupons. Some are predicting the deal is on a course to outperform the previous blockbuster daily deal, when Groupon offered $25 off a $50 purchase at the Gap. That resulted in some $13 million worth of coupons being sold. The LivingSocial deal still has 22 hours to go and has already sold over $2 million worth of coupons. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Amazon#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market