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XC : Syracuse ends season at NCAA championships, 2 runners earn All-America honors

first_img Published on November 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments The Syracuse harriers closed out the 2011 cross country season at the NCAA championships on Monday placing 15th in the men’s race and 17th in the women’s 6k.Seniors Pat Dupont and Lauren Penney led the way for each team with 37th- and 21st-place finishes, respectively. Dupont earned his second straight All-American selection, while Penney was named SU’s first-ever female cross country All-American.Dupont’s time of 30:09.30 was best on the Orange and set the pace for the rest of the men’s team. Tito Medrano finished close behind in 67th place with a time of 30:44. Redshirt freshman Joe Whelan was the next SU runner to cross the finish line with a time of 30:51 (82nd).Max Straneva (101st; 31:02) and Forrest Misenti (117th; 31:12) ran together throughout most of the race, rounding out the men’s scorers. Sophomore Sean Keefe and redshirt freshman Andrew Palmer also ran for the Orange.Penney (20:19) closed out her senior season by finishing first for Syracuse, meaning she was the top female finisher for the Orange in every race in 2011. Junior Sarah Pagano finished second on the team and 52nd overall with a time of 20:49. Natalie Busby (82nd; 21:07), Heather Stephens (118th; 21:25) and Shaylyn Tuite (128th; 21:28) also contributed to the women’s 17th-place finish.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRebekah MacKay and Jessie Petersen also ran for the Orange, placing 166th and 190th, respectively.Head coach Chris Fox, recipient of the 2011 Northeast Region Coach of the Year, led both teams to fourth-place Big East finishes earlier this season. He also garnered two NCAA Northeast Regional titles for the third straight season and two top-20 finishes at the NCAA championships.Compiled by Alex Ptachick, staff writer, [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC has taken the air out of the rivalry

first_imgThe last two matchups between USC and Notre Dame haven’t exactly been close. The Trojans won 38-3 in 2008 and 38-0 in 2007.And this time, No. 6 USC (4-1) is coming off of a dominating 30-3 win over Cal, and No. 25 Notre Dame (4-1) has won its last three games by a combined 13 points.So why are the Trojans not the overwhelming favorite to beat the Fighting Irish on what is expected to be a frigid Saturday afternoon in South Bend, Ind.?Damian Williams (18) celebrates with Jeff Byers (53) and Kristofer O’Dowd (61) after a touchdown against Notre Dame in 2008.“If you look at rankings, that’s where you get beat,” redshirt junior receiver Damian Williams said. “We beat a ranked team and then lost to an unranked team. The ranking doesn’t mean much, but this is a big rivalry for us.”The rivalry between USC and Notre Dame is indeed a storied one. Saturday will mark the 83rd time the teams have met, with Notre Dame the victor in 42 games.USC has won the last seven battles — dating back to the second year of coach Pete Carroll’s tenure.But there’s no clear path to victory for the Trojans. They’ve had their own bumps in the road in 2009.The Trojans have beat Ohio State and Cal on the road, but they have also lost to a Washington team fresh off of a 15-game losing streak and failed to cover the spread against a pitiful Washington State team.It’s safe to say that both teams are essentially in a must-win situation.For USC, it’s a chance to rack up another top-25 road victory. A loss would mean elimination from national championship contention.For Notre Dame?“USC is one of the best teams in the country,” Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said. “They’ve beaten us seven times in a row — that’s really the bottom line. Some of them have been ugly. So I think winning this week would do wonders for the spirits of everyone affiliated with Notre Dame.”The Trojans will have the services of three key players returning from injuries.Junior wide receiver Ronald Johnson is expected to make his season debut after breaking his collarbone in the fall mock game. Sophomore defensive lineman Armond Armstead broke his left foot in a practice accident and has been practicing with the team since last week. Redshirt freshman cornerback Brian Baucham has missed the last three games after a motorcycle accident last month, but he’s making the trip to South Bend.The plan is for all three to split time in the rotations at their respective positions.As for the Fighting Irish, they bring a talented offense to the table.Junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen leads the nation in passing efficiency. Junior wide receiver Golden Tate, who Carroll likened to “a running back at receiver,” has proven a true dual threat while lining up at both spots. Junior tailback Armando Allen Jr. has put up two 100-yard games already.“They’re a team that’s interesting,” Carroll said. “They’re willing to throw the ball a bunch if they think that’s what’s necessary in the game plan. Sometimes they’ll go the other way. They’re not a set style that you can tell what they’re going to do in a game plan.”Save for its season opener, though, every Notre Dame contest has had a set style: They haven’t been decided until the finish.First, Michigan’s freshman quarterback Tate Forcier threw the game-winning score with 11 seconds remaining to shock the Irish. Then, a touchdown pass from Clausen to tight end Kyle Rudolph with 25 seconds left gave the Irish the victory over Purdue. Tate caught a 33-yard bomb for what would be the game-winner with five minutes left in the Michigan State game. The Washington game didn’t end until overtime.“They have the confidence of being able to hang in very difficult games and come back and win and all of that,” Carroll said. “All that just adds to your mindset. They’ve got to be just about as strong as they’ve been in years.”Clausen has been the constant behind most of Notre Dame’s success. He’s completed more than 67.6 percent of his passes this season for 1544 yards and 12 touchdowns — a marked improvement from his freshman year, when he finished the season with just seven touchdown passes and was forced to miss the USC game due to an injury.“I think they’re a lot better team than they were then,” Williams said. “A lot of the younger guys from the past couple years have developed. I think the experience factor is the reason why they’re a lot better team.”And the rivalry?“We have a lot riding on it,” Williams said.last_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins ejected in Warriors-Hornets game

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins was ejected in Sunday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena after collecting a Flagrant Foul 2 on Hornets center Willy Hernangomez with 6:09 left in the second quarter.Just before Warriors guard Quinn Cook made a 3, Cousins made contact with his arm on Hernangomez’s head. After an official review, Cousins …last_img

Sourcingmap Metal Teeth Comb Woman Hairband Hair Hoop Headband – yes it is nice and yes looks fragile

first_imgCould be more powerful, but does the work.Shorter than the usual headband but held hair seriously very well and practically gave me the sun shades on the major of the head glimpse.Could be more powerful, but does the work.Here are the specifications for the Sourcingmap Metal Teeth Comb Woman Hairband Hair Hoop Headband:Product Name : Hair Hoop;Fit for : WomanMaterial : Metal;Overall Size : 2 x 10.5cm/ 0.78″ x 4.1″(H*W)Main Color : BlackNet Weight : 18gPackage Content : 1 x Hair HoopGood price for quite a few, solid maintain. . Fantastic value for money and retains my thick hair in location. Since the band is shorter than common (inline with top of my ears) i can wear them with eyeglasses, without the need of it finding uncomfortable, as it usually does with other bands i have used. When i initially unpacked it i nevertheless ‘eh?’, it appeared so small.But it fitted me just suitable.Fantastic and would defiantly advocate.Reviews from purchasers :Great value for many, strong hold.yes it is nice and yes looks fragileHeadband/sunglasses lookFantastic and would defiantly advocate.Indeed it is wonderful and of course seems fragile. Of course it is pleasant and indeed appears to be fragile. Is far better then other that i purchased and does not continue to be on to hair.Shorter than the usual headband but held hair seriously very well and practically gave me the sun shades on the major of the head glimpse.Bit little limited on my head but as explained.Good price for quite a few, solid maintain. . Fantastic value for money and retains my thick hair in location. Since the band is shorter than common (inline with top of my ears) i can wear them with eyeglasses, without the need of it finding uncomfortable, as it usually does with other bands i have used. When i initially unpacked it i nevertheless ‘eh?’, it appeared so small.But it fitted me just suitable.Indeed it is wonderful and of course seems fragile. Of course it is pleasant and indeed appears to be fragile. Is far better then other that i purchased and does not continue to be on to hair.Bit little limited on my head but as explained.last_img read more

Banned party drugs worth ₹400 crore seized

first_imgIn one of the largest drug seizures in Manipur, the police have seized banned party drugs worth ₹400 crore in the international market from Thoubal district, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team with the help of local civil associations detained a mini-truck at the Phoudel Keirambi Makha area of Thoubal district on Saturday, Thoubal Superintendent of Police S. Ibomcha Singh said. The seized vehicle was brought to the Thoubal police station. During its search, the police recovered 40 lakh contraband amphetamine-based ‘World is Yours’ tablets, popularly known as party drug, valued at ₹400 crore in the international market, the SP said. “The red-coloured tablets were kept concealed underneath carpets in the mini truck,” Mr. Singh said, adding that the drugs were smuggled in from Myanmar. The truck driver Md. Hussain was arrested. ‘International dealer’ Based on the information provided by Hussain, police arrested Myanmarese national Kyaw Kyaw Naing from Imphal airport and two others, he said. Naing is suspected to be an international drug dealer, police said. The police had earlier busted a heroin manufacturing factory and seized 183 kg of drugs worth over ₹160 crore in international market from Moijing Awang Leikai area of Thoubal district on August 17. In June this year, the police had busted a similar drug manufacturing unit at Lilong Turel area of Thoubal district and had seized 111 kg of heroin and brown sugar worth ₹100 crore in the international market.last_img read more

9 months agoLeicester boss Puel wary facing improving Southampton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel wary facing improving Southamptonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel is wary facing an improving Southampton under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.Saturday’s game sees Puel come up against his former club, who are currently third from bottom of the table.Puel has seen improvement at Southampton since Ralph Hasenhuttl took over as manager and he expects Saints to pull clear of relegation trouble.”Of course they will,” said Puel. “They have good ingredients and quality in the team. They have good organisation and mentality and had a good result against Chelsea. They had a good attitude in their last game also and they can continue that way.”It will be a tough game as they are in form.” last_img read more

3 days agoArsenal hero Wright slams Emery over Ceballos selection: Start him!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Wright slams Emery over Ceballos selection: Start him!by Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Ian Wright has questioned Unai Emery’s decision not to start Dani Ceballos in Monday’s loss to Sheffield United.The Spaniard was brought on as a second-half substitute and immediately provided the creative spark which Arsenal were severely lacking.Wright told Premier League Productions: “I think he’s [Emery] got to come here and Ceballos has to play. He’s played the youngsters and I’m pleased to see them in there, with Saka.”But Saka, for an 18-year-old, if you’re leaving Ozil totally out of the squad, then we have to see more from him [Saka], we have to see more from Joe [Willock].”Unfortunately, it was a game where it passed them both by and then it comes down to the manager and his choices.”He’s made the change at half-time, with Ceballos, so you’re thinking to yourself: ‘Why didn’t you start him in the first place?'”Start him. He’s someone that gets on the ball when they want to try and play out, [Matteo] Guendouzi’s got a lot of energy and get the boys playing.”[Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang didn’t have anything to play off because there wasn’t any creativity.” last_img read more

Did Aaron Boone Forget That The Yankees Bullpen Was Historically Good

The power of the major league manager is in decline, and the role has changed in baseball’s information age. More and more power is concentrated in the front office, which constructs rosters and sets organizational philosophy. Yet there’s one traditional managerial responsibility that remains largely intact: in-game decision making. While the front office plays a role in game-planning in most organizations, the manager is ultimately making the real-time decisions. Tactical errors can be lost in the marathon of a regular season, but they are heightened and highlighted in the postseason.New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone had a tough Monday. His Tuesday wasn’t much better. And in part because of his decisions, the Yankees’ season came to a close. The Boston Red Sox advanced to play the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series beginning Saturday in Boston.The Yankees entered the postseason with the most dominant bullpen in history by some measures, including wins above replacement (9.7) and strikeout rate (11.4 strikeouts per nine innings). Moreover, managers have never been more aggressive in employing their bullpens. Major league relief pitchers accounted for a record 40.1 percent of innings in the regular season. They absorbed a record 46.5 percent of innings last postseason. Entering LCS play, relievers have accounted for 48.8 percent of innings this postseason. But Boone seemed to forget that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had spent the last two years building one of the most dominant relief units of all time.After Sunday’s off day, with the series tied at 1-1, the Yankees started ace Luis Severino in Game 3. Severino struggled. The Yankees already trailed 3-0 in the top of the fourth when three straight Red Sox reached to open the inning and load the bases.“Certainly in hindsight, when he doesn’t get an out, I’d like to have that back,” the rookie manager told reporters before Game 4 on Tuesday. “Being able to look back in hindsight, sure, go in a different way there.”At that point, the Yankees had a 10.2 percent win expectancy, according to FanGraphs. Boone then exacerbated matters by calling upon Lance Lynn, hardly the top bullpen option available, with a 4.77 ERA in the regular season.1Though he pitched better with the Yankees (4.14 ERA) than he had with the Twins (5.10). Lynn walked Mookie Betts and allowed a bases-clearing double to Andrew Benintendi. The Red Sox led 10-0 by the close of the frame, and the Yankees’ win probability had fallen to 0.8 percent, en route to their 16-1 loss.Source: FanGraphsAny decision from Boone in that situation might not have changed the final outcome. The next pitcher after Lynn — Chad Green, a more dominant bat-missing arm — also struggled. But Boone’s curious thought process played a part in letting the game slip away early.“I know it’s out there because of the texts I receive, the ‘hang in theres,’” Boone told reporters about the second-guessing. “We can all sit and second — not even second guess, first guess or second guess — I would do this, that’s one of the great things about our game.”On Tuesday night, as the Yankees faced elimination, some in the media advocated for the Yankees to bullpen the game. Boone started veteran CC Sabathia and stuck with him through a third inning in which the Yankees’ win probability slipped from 50 percent to 23.9 percent.Source: FanGraphs Yankees ace reliever Aroldis Chapman did not pitch Monday and only appeared Tuesday when the Yankees were down by three runs in the ninth inning. In the Yankees’ five postseason games, including their wild-card game win over the Oakland A’s, Chapman pitched just three innings.Meanwhile, in the year of the relief pitcher, the Milwaukee Brewers have bullpenned games in the postseason, and the Tampa Bay Rays, a rival of the Yankees in the AL East, often started regular-season games with a reliever. The Red Sox used ace Chris Sale in relief Tuesday. But Boone plotted a more traditional path — and it cost him.Managers have lost power, but they have become important conduits and gatekeepers when it comes to sharing and embracing information. While their power is reduced, their decisions can still make or break fortunes.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

Gallery 2019 Spring Game

The Ohio State football team held their 2019 Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 13. Gray beat Scarlet 35-17. Photos by Casey Cascaldo and Jack Westerheide Ohio State sophomore quarterback Justin Fields (1) warms up prior to the start of the 2019 Spring Game on April 13. Gray beat Scarlet 35-17. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for Design