Gbinije provides offense, can’t swing momentum in key moments in loss

first_imgNEW YORK — Playing in essentially a home game for Syracuse on Thursday night, Michael Gbinije was often in position to be the one to enliven the Madison Square Garden crowd.He capitalized on a few of them, but not enough in the No. 23 Orange’s (2-1) 73-59 defeat at the hands of California (3-0) in the semifinals of the 2K Classic. The junior forward tied to lead SU with 13 points and did so on 5-of-10 shooting, but missed out on a few golden opportunities to forcefully swing momentum in Syracuse’s favor.“I think Mike has got to keep being aggressive,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s got to be more of a scorer for us. I thought he made some plays tonight, but he’s going to have to make some more plays.”Eight minutes into the game, Gbinije came up with a steal on the defensive end, but his bounce pass ahead was well behind guard Ron Patterson and picked off by California’s Sam Singer. Less than two minutes later, Gbinije threw down a transition dunk that gave the Orange a 12-11 lead — the last advantage SU would have all night.Later in the half, Gbinije connected on an and-one and drew a charge, but then made a high-flying assault on the rim, but the rim spat his dunk attempt out of bounds toward the Golden Bears bench as SU fans sighed in disappointment.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore halftime, Gbinije also missed a step-back 3 that sent guard Trevor Cooney’s uplifted arms back down and could’ve brought SU within five points of California’s lead. Instead, the Golden Bears took a 12-point edge into halftime.But as the Orange fought back with a little more than five minutes into the second frame, Gbinije capped off a 7-0 run for SU with a pull-up 3 in transition that caused Madison Square Garden’s loudest eruption of the game.From then on, though, Gbinije misfired on a pair of 3s and a jumper, and when he converted a layup with nine seconds left on the clock, it was too late.“You can’t get non-performances out of a couple guys,” Boeheim said. “That’s not going to work.” Comments Published on November 21, 2014 at 3:13 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

City Oilers, Power maintain unbeaten run at Africa Zone 5 basketball

first_imgPower 111 Gondar 31ABC 77  KPA 81****APR 84 Don Bosco 74Equity 56 KCCA 51UCU 69 KPA 68********Results Day 1 SundayAfrica Zone5 Champs 2017APR 45  KCCA 57Hawassa  43 Patriots 110KPA 108  Gondar 35UCU 108 Horseed 42Equity 70 Don Bosco 48City Oil 93 Savio 46Power 87 ABC 55MenGROUP A – City Oil – Uganda; Patriots – Rwanda; Savio – Tanzania; Hawassa City – EthiopiaGROUP B – Betway Power – Uganda; Gondar City – Ethiopia; A.B.C – Tanzania; K.P.A – KenyaWomen (round robin)UCU,  KCCA,  Equity, KPA,  Horseed , APR, Don Bosco City Oilers in action on Tuesday. The brushed off a still challenge from Rwanda’s Patriots. PHOTO @cityoilersAfrica Zone 5 Championships 2017Tuesday ResultsDon Bosco 36-93 UCUHorseed 43-93 EquitySavio 76-42 HawassaGondar 44-131 ABCAPR 51-75 KPAPatriots 73-77 City OilersKPA 60-73 PowerTODAY3pm Don Bosco  v KPA ??5pm KCCA  v Horseed 7pm Equity  v APR Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan basketball sides Power, City Oilers and UCU made it three wins out of three as the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships entered day three Tuesday at Lugogo in Kampala.The game of the day was in men’s Group A where Rwanda’s Patriots gave Uganda’s City Oilers as much as they got, and kept fans off their seats for long spells.City Oilers went into halftime 45-42 before Patriots took a 61-60 lead in the 3rd quarter to set up a tense final quarter.New signing Jordan Mayez did most of the damage in the final quarter as a total 19 points from Adarius Pegues ensured the defending champions Oilers sealed it 77-73.The other Ugandan men’s side Power was also made to sweat  in their Group B match against Kenya’s KPA.KPA led for most of the first half, taking a 33-29 lead at the break before Power got back into contention and eventually snatched  what looked like a comfortable 73-60 victory.UCU Mukono had set the tone for the day earlier, with yet another commanding 93-36 victory over Don Bosco to keep their 100% record in the women’s round robin contest. They had a day earlier come from behind to stun Kenya’s KPA 69-68.The week-long tournament that started on Sunday, enters the quarterfinals Thursday at Lugogo.The Zone 5 winners will qualify for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup set to be held in Tunisia in December.Results DAY 2 MondayPatriots 79 Savio 50City Oil 111 Hawasa 41 Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters!

first_imgJames Harrison (AP Photo/File)Yes, you bring back James Harrison, or anybody else for that matter who can get to the quarterback.  Everybody take a step back and swallow a little pride. Hell, I’d shake Deacon Jones up from the dead if I thought it would help us win.Bill NealOkay, here’s your winners. Kansas out of the South. Michigan State out of the East.  Arizona out of the West and Duke out of the Midwest. Michigan State beats Kansas.  Duke beats Arizona. Duke wins it all. Now give me my billion dollars . . . in all $5’s.The “Zen Master” has done the only thing he can do. He took his show on the road.  Jeannie and the Lakers dumb axx’s didn’t want him. Now the Knicks will rise out of the ashes and put a stop to Kobe’s quest for the elusive sixth ring.A reminder for everyone near and far. The first big, I mean big, party of the year is coming your way Saturday, March 29 at the magnificent Rivers Casino on the North Shore in the Grand Ballroom. Join legends B.B. Flenory, Jennifer Bruce, Myron Brown, Chanel Smith and Master Jacquet Bazemore as we host the Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl legends, Mel Blount, J.T. Thomas, Dwayne Woodruff, Andy Russell, Robin Cole, Mike Wagner, Randy Grossman and Louis Lipps. Free parking, cash bar, free hors d’oeuvres, free photographs and autographs. $25 donation at the door. Call (412) 628-4856 for more information.YOU HAVE JUST CROSSED THE FINISH LINElast_img read more

Elite pros and freeriders descend on Balface for Red Bull Supernatural

first_imgNBC to Televise competitonFans in the U.S and Canada can tune-in March 31st to catch the two-hour Red Bull Supernatural special airing nationally on NBC from 1-3pm PST. By Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily When Mayor John Dooley takes flight on another one of those promotional missions to points unknown he can dip into bag most other cities in Canada can only dream of having at their disposal. There’s CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada. The event may be a little old, but still is great fodder for promoting the city. Add in the FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) convention last year. This was another event that showcased Nelson to politicians from across the country. World Junior A Hockey Challenge? Once again Nelson shines, along with Trail, as co-hosts to one of Hockey Canada’s prestigious international tournaments. Toss in a recent article published in the Los Angeles Times, the upcoming Dimestore Fishermen segment on television and Mr. Dooley. . . . well, you just can’t write a package showcasing Nelson like this. But wait. Dooley & Company has another feather to toss into the cap thanks to Travis Rice and the gang at Baldface Lodge. The Red Bull Supernatural is coming to Nelson and with it national television exposure on a major television network in the United States. “This is going to be a really good opportunity to show Nelson off,” Balface president Jeff Pensierio told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the world-class event. “The prestige of the event and working with Travis is exciting. We’re really lucky to get the opportunity to do this.” The Red Bull Supernatural invites elite boarders from throughout the world to Balface for six days on the mountain. The brainchild of snowboarding icon Travis Rice, Red Bull Supernatural is the inaugural backcountry competition designed to challenge, then, crown the best all-around snowboarder on the planet. “A lot of this came about after snowboarding with Travis,” Pensierio explained, adding Rice used runs at Baldface for his current movie, the Art of Flight. “We built up a relationship and when Travis told me his idea I said the North Face might be ideal for his competition.” The run on the North Face, a 45-degree slope known as “Scary Cherry”, is the site of the race. The slope, combined with 80 man-made features, which took a crew of workers most of last summer to construct, gives boarders three distinct sections of the course designed to both show off each athlete’s strength and various disciplines of the sport. Toss in the caliber of the competitors and the Red Bull Supernatural no doubt will serve-up runs beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Competitors begin to arrive this week and from Feb. 3-8 will be sequestered to Balface waiting for judges and organizers to select the perfect day to stage the event. “An event like Red Bull Supernatural calls upon all necessary skills; the ability to ride natural terrain, to navigate down big mountain lines, to ride powder, pillows and adverse, crazy obstacle,” Rice said in a Red Bull release. “Most importantly the course will call on one’s freestyle knowledge and experience forcing riders to integrate that into one’s all-mountain riding.” Red Bull is hosting a media session Thursday at the Hume Hotel Bentwell Lounge. Red Bull is also working feverously on staging an autograph session with some of the athletes at Tribute Board Shop on Baker Street. Details are expected once the athletes begin arriving so keep checking The Nelson Daily for more information.About Baldface:Baldface Lodge is Nelson’s snowcat skiing and boarding powder destination. With over 32,000 acres of skiable terrain, open bowls, peaks, perfectly spaced trees and 500+ inches of snow – adventure hounds never have to worry about competing for fresh tracks. Located north of iconic Nelson, British Columbia, Baldface is situated in the heart of Canada’s Selkirk Mountains. A quick 10-minute-helicopter ride from the Nelson airport up the Grohman Creek drainage transports guests to the Lodge for 3 and 4-day all-inclusive, guided snowcat skiing and boarding trips.The winter season typically runs from mid-December through mid-April each year.last_img read more


first_imgRafael Bejarano30411313%60%$543,655 NFL LEGEND PARCELLS BUYS SURFER GIRL FILLYWhen the two-year-old filly with the succinct name of Shy runs in Monday’s $100,000Surfer Girl Stakes at a mile on grass, the owners won’t be trainer Vann Belvoir and his wife, Sauci, as previously listed, but Duane Charles Parcells.Known worldwide as “Bill” Parcells and nicknamed “The Big Tuna,” the 75-year-old Parcells twice coached the New York Giants to Super Bowl triumphs, in 1986 and 1990. He retired as an NFL coach in 2006 after 19 seasons, his final with the Dallas Cowboys, compiling an overall mark of 172-130-1 and an 11-8 playoff record.He was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1994 and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.“We sold her yesterday morning,” Belvoir said Saturday at Clockers’ Corner.Shy, a bay daughter of prolific turf sire Kitten’s Joy, was a troubled second in her debut, closing well to be beaten less than a length going a mile on grass at Del Mar Sept. 5.“She was a little ‘shy’ coming between horses, no pun intended,” Belvoir said. “Seriously, they squeezed her down the lane. She’s a legit horse and has a big chance on Monday. My wife came up with her name, but I don’t know how. She likes one syllable names.”The Surfer Girl, race six of nine: Happy Mesa, Florent Geroux; Deer Valley, Drayden Van Dyke; Con Te Partiro, Flavien Prat; Simmy’s Temple, Santiago Gonzalez; La Force, Rafael Bejarano; Doowop Shedoo, Mike Smith; Miss Southern Miss, Kent Desormeaux; Miss Sugars, Tyler Baze; Shy, Gary Stevens; Lady Beware, Martin Garcia; and Auntjenn, Norberto Arroyo Jr. Richard Baltas1724112%41%$153,170 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jamie Theriot1531220%40%$110,655 Mike Puype420050%50%$50,100 PERFECT PIC GETS OFF RAIL FOR LA WOMAN STAKESJim Cassidy is hoping Perfect Pic gets a better start from the three hole when she runs in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track.The Ontario-bred daughter of Candy Ride was second as the 2-5 favorite last out on Sept. 17 when breaking from the No. One post position for the second time in her two starts.“Absolutely it should be better,” said Cassidy, trainer of the three-year-old filly for principal client Deron Pearson, who campaigns as D P Racing. “She had trouble in her last start, but this is a tough race. Luminance is the one to beat; I think it’s a pretty solid race.”The LA Woman field: Wild At Heart, Mike Smith, 9-2; Indriya, Rito Almanza, 15-1; Perfect Pic, Santiago Gonzalez, 3-1; Luminance, Rafael Bejarano, 9-5; Gloryzapper, Stewart Elliott, 3-1; Juno, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; Doodetta, Martin Pedroza, 20-1; and Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo, 15-1. (Current Through Friday, Oct. 7) Bob Baffert1124118%64%$391,035 FINISH LINES: Streaking Breeders’ Cup Sprint contender Drefong worked four furlongs in company Saturday under Rafael Bejarano in 46.80. “He looked good,” said Bob Baffert, who employed Lemhill Basr (47.40) as a running mate . . . Also working for the Breeders’ Cup was Juvenile Fillies favorite Union Strike for trainer Shelbe Ruis, going five furlongs in 1:00.80 . . . Trainer Doug O’Neill has nine horses entered at Santa Anita today and one, 6-5 morning line choice Jimmy Bouncer, in the $100,000 Harris Farms Stakes at Fresno. “It’s not a record for us,” said O’Neill assistant Leandro Mora. “I believe we had 12 in on a Cal Cup card a while back.” . . . Mike Smith and Mario Gutierrez have stakes engagements at Belmont Park today, while Kent Desormeaux rides What a View at Keeneland in the Grade I, $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile . . . Congrats to apprentice Austin Solis on registering his first Santa Anita victory yesterday, by three-and-a-half lengths aboard Altaira ($11) for leading trainer Peter Miller in the fourth race. Solis now has 12 career victories, just 5,019 shy of his Hall of Fame father and current CHRB Commissioner, Alex . . . Surf’s up at Fresno: Ocean lovers might consider playing an exacta today in the first race at Fresno, a 350-yard dash for mules. Two of the seven entrants are trained by Joanie BEACH-Orr and two by Bruce TOWELL. Victor Espinoza1241133%50%$602,345 Flavien Prat2854618%54%$470,605 Peter Miller2073235%60%$207,620center_img SANTA ANITA STATISTICS FOOD GALORE FOR JUST A BUCK ON COLUMBUS DAYIn fourteen hundred and ninety-two, the old ditty goes, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.More than 500 years later, this Monday at Santa Anita, fans can sail to the concession stands and buy beer, soda and hot dogs for just a buck apiece on Dollar Day in celebration of Columbus Day.First post time will be 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 11, 12 and 13. Santa Anita will be open Thursday for simulcast wagering.There will be two stakes races Monday, each offering $100,000 in purse money, the Zuma Beach for two-year-olds at a mile on turf, and the Surfer Girl for two-year-old fillies at a mile on turf. Tyler Baze2432313%33%$106,515 BILL PARCELLS COMES UP ‘SHY’ IN SURFER GIRLPOST 3 BETTER FOR PERFECT PIC ON SUNDAYSANTA ANITA OFFERS DOLLAR DAY ON MONDAYDREFONG WORKS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Smith1131127%45%$160,180 Kent Desormeaux2163129%48%$209,985 Doug O’Neill2935410%41%$156,080 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.2462425%50%$261,905 Mark Glatt1234325%83%$133,968 Peter Eurton820025%25%$177,064last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery (almost) confirms he hopes for Denis Suarez deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery (almost) confirms he hopes for Denis Suarez dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery could not rule out the arrival of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez after their FA Cup win at Blackpool.Emery was pushed by reporters about a move for the Spaniard.He began, “I don’t know. “I think the club is working for the possibility to bring in some players who can help us during this next four months of competition. It’s a different situation. If the transfer market can help us find a centre back, the possibility to bring them in is not easy because we also have Mavropanos coming back from injury. “If we have the possibility to sign some important players, we can do it. At left or right wing, perhaps one player can help us in this position. We will only sign players who give us quality. “He was playing as a left or right winger for Sevilla when he was with me.” last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd announce departure of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez

first_imgMan Utd announce departure of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarezby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have announced the departure of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez.Alvarez worked closely with David De Gea at Atletico Madrid before the pair reunited at Old Trafford.No reason has been given for his departure – but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did bring in his own senior goalkeeping coach in Richard Hartis in the summer.Solskjaer said: “I would like to thank Emilio for all his help and hard work since my return to the club. We all wish him well for the future.”Alvarez joined United in 2016 and was an enormous figure of support for De Gea – particularly during the Spain international’s crisis of confidence at the end of last season.Alvarez said: “I will always be proud of belonging to this club. Wishing you every success in your endeavours.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Business Highlights

first_img___UK’s May wins vote to keep job, Brexit chaosLONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has survived a no-confidence vote called after May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning May can remain in office. Had the government lost, Britain would have faced an election within weeks while preparing to leave the European Union on March 29.___Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain openNEW YORK (AP) — Sears will live on— at least for now. The company’s chairman and largest shareholder won a bankruptcy auction for Sears in New York, averting liquidation of the iconic chain, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The move, which still needs the approval of a bankruptcy judge, would allow Eddie Lampert to keep open roughly 400 stores and preserve tens of thousands of jobs that come with them.___From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economyWASHINGTON (AP) — Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, projects that after growing for nearly 10 years, the economy might contract in this year’s first quarter if the shutdown lasts through March. Other forecasts are less dire. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, thinks that if the shutdown extends that long, the economy would slow by 0.5 percentage point but would remain on solid footing.___Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertaintyWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday business contacts in many regions of the country are expressing less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said that eight of its 12 regions reported the economy was expanding at a moderate pace as the new year began.___John Bogle, Vanguard founder, dies at 89VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — John Bogle, investing pioneer and founder of Vanguard Group, who brought index funds to millions of investors, dies at age 89, the company says. Bogle simplified investing for the masses by introducing the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1976. Vanguard also shook up the industry by ending the company’s reliance on outside brokers by directly marketing its funds to investors without charging upfront fees known as sales loads.___Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire riskDETROIT (AP) — Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures. In addition, each automaker also will do a “product improvement campaign” covering a total of 3.7 million vehicles to install software that will alert drivers of possible engine failures.___Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stationsNEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast, the nation’s largest owner of television stations, is launching a free, ad-supported streaming service. It will draw on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. The service will also have separate digital channels for movies, sports and even poker and NASA TV. The company joins an ever-growing list of streaming service players, including Netflix, Amazon and upcoming offerings from Disney and NBCUniversal.___Study: Top US firms are diversifying their boards fasterNEW YORK (AP) — A study has found that America’s largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual harassment scandals thrust workplace equality into the spotlight. African-American and Asian women made the biggest gains, though their overall numbers remain small. That’s according to the 2018 Board Diversity Census, released Wednesday by the Alliance for Board Diversity and the consulting firm Deloitte.___Big bank rally helps US stocks finish higher; Goldman soarsNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finish higher after Goldman Sachs had its best day in 10 years and Bank of America rose the most in seven years as banks and other financial companies report strong fourth-quarter results. Stocks were on track for larger gains before the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. government may bring criminal charges against Chinese tech company Huawei, adding to U.S.-China trade tensions. U.K. stocks ticked lower after Parliament rejected Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal.___The S&P 500 index gained 5.80 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,616.10. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 141.57 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 24,207.16. The Nasdaq composite rose 10.86 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,034.69. The Russell 2000 index rose 9.48 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 1,454.70.Benchmark U.S. crude added 0.4 per cent to $52.31 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 0.1 per cent to $61.37 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline edged up 0.3 per cent to $1.42 a gallon and heating oil rose 1.2 per cent to $1.89 a gallon. Natural gas fell 3.3 per cent to $3.38 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more