Drug suspect nabbed

first_imgVillaceran’s apprehension was staged onthe strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Reginald Fuentebella of theRegional Trial Court Branch 73 in Sagay City dated Feb. 3, 2020. The 38-year-old resident Ryan Villaceranwas caught around 7:15 p.m. on March 15, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Police nabbed a manfacing drug charges in Barangay Poblacion 1, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.center_img He was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Sagay City police station./PNlast_img

North Dearborn’s Jim Lyttle Among Indiana Basketball HOF 56th Induction Class

first_imgIncluding three members of state championship teams, two members of NCAA national champion teams, four with noted coaching careers, multiple NCAA All-Americans, a basketball historian, a coach/astronomer and two players joining elite company in first year eligibility induction, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 56th men’s induction class.Of note, Alan Henderson and Glenn Robinson are inducted in their first year eligible (26 years after high school graduation), joining a select group of just nine players previously inducted into the Hall in their first year of eligibility (Steve Alford, Damon Bailey, Kent Benson, Larry Bird, Dave Colescott, Kyle Macy, George McGinnis, Rick Mount and Oscar Robertson).Jim Lyttle was a remarkable multi-sport athlete who left his mark in Southeastern Indiana.  A four-sport athlete at North Dearborn High School (now East Central H.S.), he totaled a school-record 1,072 career points, leading the Vikings to a 57-13 record and the first three sectional championships in school history in his three seasons.  He was named all-conference, all-sectional and all-regional each three times, while also earning widespread acclaim in baseball.  A scholarship to Florida State University presented an opportunity to play basketball and baseball – he averaged 14.1 points as a freshman and 12.4 points as a sophomore – scoring in double figures in 20 of 26 games – before earning 1st team All-American baseball honors and being selected by the New York Yankees’ with the 10th pick in the 1st round of the 1966 amateur draft.  He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball followed by seven seasons of professional baseball in Japan.  His coaching career included coaching basketball at Boca Academy in Florida, along with numerous baseball coaching stops, including Florida Atlantic University.  He resides in Boca Raton, Florida.Edward “Jingles” Engelhart is noted for his playing and coaching career.  The leading scorer on the Washington Hatchets’ 1930 state championship team and their 1929 state finalist squad as well, Engelhart was a two-time 1st team all-state selection teaming with fellow HOF inductee Dave DeJernett and HOF coach Burl Friddle to guide the Hatchets to a 31-1 record his senior year. A four-year starter at Central Normal College in Danville, he twice earned Indiana Collegiate all-state honors.  Over his high school and college playing career, his teams were 130-29 (.818).  A 23-year coach and 20-year athletic director at Merrillville High School, Engelhart won 307 games as coach from 1937 – 1960.  His teams recorded 17 consecutive winning seasons and in 1957, Merrillville High School named their basketball facility Engelhart Gymnasium.  Following retirement as a teacher and athletic director in 1972, he died in 1987.Bill Hampton was a part of one of Indiana’s all-time great high school basketball teams and dynasties.  A senior starter on Crispus Attucks’ 30-1 1955 state championship squad under HOF coach Ray Crowe, Hampton earned all-sectional, all-regional and all-state honors amongst a cast of three other teammates who are also Indiana Basketball HOF inductees (Oscar Robertson, Willie Merriweather and Bill Scott).  Over his junior and senior seasons, Attucks was 51-5 with Hampton in the starting lineup.  A two-time all-conference player at Indiana Central College, he averaged 18.1 points per game in 1956-57 for the NAIA Regional Champions, scoring 20 or more points in nine of 20 games.  Employed with the Marion County Sheriff’s department for 11 years, a district regional manager in insurance as well as owner of Hampton Janitorial Service, he is retired and resides in Indianapolis.Alan Henderson is recognized for one of the greatest all-around careers in Indiana basketball history.  Setting numerous records in his career at Brebeuf Preparatory, he averaged 27.4 points and 15.4 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Brebeuf to a state runner-up finish and earning Henderson 1st team All-American honors.  Totaling 2,419 career points, he graduated as the all-time leading scorer in Marion County history and 5th in IHSAA history.  In a record-breaking career at Indiana University, he set the career blocks record (213) and remains the program’s all-time leading rebounder (1,091).  He is the only player in IU history to rank in the top five in career points (1,979), rebounds, blocks and steals (148), was named a 1995 NCAA All-American and was selected as one of 15 players on IU’s All-Century Team.  A 1995 1st round NBA Draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks, he played 12 seasons in the NBA and was named the 1998 NBA Most Improved Player.  Since his NBA retirement in 2007, he now resides in Indianapolis.Phil Isenbarger averaged 19.8 points and 18 rebounds per game as a senior at Muncie North High School, earning a scholarship to Indiana University.  Under HOF coach Myron Dickerson, Isenbarger led the Titans to a 57-11 stretch in three seasons, including sectional and conference championships and earning all-conference and all-state honors.  A four-year player at Indiana University, he was a part of two Big Ten Conference champions, three NCAA tournament teams, the 1979 NIT tournament champions and was a senior co-captain of the Hoosiers’ 1981 NCAA National Champion squad.  Heavily involved in coaching youth sports beyond his playing career, he has been a recipient of the Lionel Dubay Award for contributions to Zionsville youth sports and has served as an assistant boys and girls basketball coach at Zionsville High School for over 20 years.  A partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll Law Firm in Indianapolis, he resides in Zionsville.From a long line of basketball greats in Grant County, Herb McPherson was a standout at Mississinewa High School and beyond.  Scoring 1,736 points for a career scoring average of 21.2 points per game, he set a Grant County record with 697 career field goals made and remains the 3rd leading scorer in county history.  A four-year player for the Indians, McPherson averaged 28.8 points per game as a senior.  Continuing to showcase his scoring prowess at Murray State University, he was a three-time team MVP who totaled 1,513 points in three varsity seasons.  Averaging more than 21 points per game as a junior and senior, he set a single-game school record with 44 points during his junior campaign.  Named to the Kentucky College All-Star team, he was MVP in both games against the Indiana squad, scoring a combined 54 points.  McPherson was a 5th round pick of the 1967 NBA Draft to the San Diego Rockets.  His coaching career included head coaching stints at Mississinewa and North Posey high schools and varsity assistant at Marion High School.  Retired, he lives in Marion.Bob Reinhart emerged from small-town Southern Indiana to make a lifelong impact in basketball at the high school, college and professional levels.  A point guard for Dale High School (now a part of Heritage Hills H.S.), Reinhart led the team in assists and was the 2nd leading scorer (to fellow Indiana Basketball HOF inductee, Roger Kaiser) for the Golden Aces’ 1956 and 1957 sectional champions.  A member of teams that were 54-12, Reinhart was named twice all-conference, twice all-sectional and twice all-regional.  A two-sport athlete at Indiana University, he played basketball under Branch McCracken before excelling as a member of the Hoosiers’ baseball program – he was captain of the 1961 team that set the best single-season winning percentage in program history.  His coaching career included a stop at Oakland City H.S. (now Wood Memorial H.S.) before a path to greatness in Georgia.  As head coach at Decatur H.S. in suburban Atlanta from 1970-84, his teams were 305-63 (.829), winning three state championships and twice more finishing as state runner-up.  Among over 23 Coach of the Year honors, he was named Georgia high school Coach of the Year three times.  In 1984, he jumped from Decatur to a spot on the Atlanta Hawks bench under Mike Fratello, before taking over the head coaching position at Georgia State University in 1986.  Leading Georgia State from 1986-1993, he became the winningest coach in school history and led them to an appearance in the 1991 NCAA Tournament.  Since 1993, he has been an NBA scout for six teams, currently with the Miami Heat since 2008.  He resides in Atlanta, Georgia.Steve Risley set numerous career records at Lawrence Central to become part of an NCAA National Championship team.  Averaging a double-double over three years at L.C., he averaged 24.4 points and 12.4 rebounds for their sectional champions as a junior and averaged 24.5 points and 12.1 rebounds as a senior, leading the Bears to a regional championship, in addition to two Marion County titles.  In all, his 1,690 points and 1,172 rebounds were school records, in addition to records for steals and blocked shots.  Following selection as a 1977 Indiana All-Star, he enrolled at Indiana University, where he was part of two Big Ten Conference champions, three NCAA tournament teams, the 1979 NIT champions and 1981 NCAA National Championship team.  Following a professional career in Italy, he served in the office of then- U.S. Senator Dan Quayle, followed by a 24-year career with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.  He lives in Fishers.Earning induction in his first year of eligibility, Glenn Robinson is an Indiana high school and college legend with a lengthy pro career.  The 1991 Indiana Mr. Basketball after leading Gary Roosevelt to a state championship victory, he was a two-year 1st team all-state selection after scoring 1,710 career points (21.6 career HS ppg).  Scoring another 1,706 points in just two seasons at Purdue University, he set the Big Ten single-season scoring record with 1,030 points leading the Boilers to the NCAA Elite Eight as a sophomore (30.3 ppg), leading to unanimous selection as 1994 Big Ten Player of the Year and being named 1994 NCAA National Player of the Year as winner of the Naismith Award, Wooden Award and USBWA Player of the Year honors.  The #1 draft pick of the 1994 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks, Robinson scored over 14,000 points in an 11-year career with four franchises.  The 2nd all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks team history (behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), he was also a member of the 2005 World Champion San Antonio Spurs.  Retired, he lives in Roswell, Georgia.Dave Sanders set scoring records in Central Indiana, first at Sheridan High School and later at Butler University.  Playing under HOF coach Larry Hobbs, Sanders led the Blackhawks to a sectional championship his junior year and followed it up as the Hamilton County scoring champ his senior year, averaging 24.2 points and 13.9 rebounds per game.  Along the way, he set the school single-game scoring record of 36 points.  At Butler, he averaged 15.4 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior and capped his career with averages of 20.6 points and 8.9 rebounds as a senior, setting Butler records for single-season scoring (536) and single-season field goals made (228) and totaling 1,103 career points with the Bulldogs.  In 2003, he was inducted into the Butler Athletics Hall of Fame.  Receiving a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University, he rose to become Associate Vice President of Research and Development at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation in a 35-year career there.Over the course of more than 50 years, the name Al Tucker has been made synonymous with Cloverdale High School basketball.  A 1957 graduate of Patricksburg High School (now Owen Valley H.S.), he served in the U.S. Navy before enrolling as a student at Indiana State University.  Hired as JV coach at Cloverdale in 1964, he was on staff with HOF coach Jim Miller for their 1965 regional champion and 1966 state finalist teams before taking over the program in 1967.  Over a 17-year span, his teams established consistent success, winning 256 games, seven sectional championships, one regional title and five 20+ win seasons.  He led his team to the 1982 Hall of Fame Classic and coached Indiana All-Stars Rick Ford and Chad Tucker.  An agent with State Farm Insurance for 23 years, he has been recognized by Indiana State University as a recipient of their “Coaching Alumnus of the Year” award and in 2015, Cloverdale named their floor “Tucker Court”.  Retired, he resides in Cloverdale.Matt Waddell filled up the stat sheets at Tipton High School before helping the Purdue Boilermakers to two Big Ten titles.  Setting 12 school records at Tipton under HOF coach Larry Angle – including 1,677 career points, 674 assists, 576 rebounds and 332 steals – he averaged 32.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists as a senior, leading to selection as a 1990 Indiana All-Star.  A starter for Purdue’s 1994 and 1995 Big Ten champions and their 1994 NCAA Elite Eight squad, he scored 1,170 career points and ranks among the leaders in program history in assists (460), steals (124), three-point field goals (109) and percentage (40.2%), and free throw percentage (82.6%).  Employed with Eli Lilly & Company, he resides in Carmel.The recipient of this year’s Indiana Pacers Silver Medal award, which includes Hall of Fame induction, is former Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame executive director, Ron Newlin.   The Silver Medal – given to someone for outstanding contribution to Indiana high school basketball other than as an Indiana high school basketball player or coach – is presented to Newlin, who served as executive director of the HOF from 1987 through 1995.  His most public involvement during his tenure came as the organization constructed and opened their current museum in New Castle in June 1990.  The project was heavily influenced by Newlin and his background, previously having served as assistant director at the Indiana State Museum.  Newlin also oversaw a $1.7 million statewide capital campaign to help fund construction of the museum, as well as grow the organization’s membership and donor base and create its’ Indiana Basketball History quarterly magazine, before departing the organization five years after the museum’s opening.  A sophomore at Akron High School during its’ 1974 sectional championship season, he graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1976 following consolidation.  He holds a degree in history from Ball State University.  Employed with Bloomerang, a start-up fund-raising software company, he resides in Indianapolis.Edwin Hubble receives the Centennial Award, created to recognize those who contributed to Indiana high school basketball more than 100 years ago.  As the coach at New Albany High School, he led the team to an undefeated regular season in 1913-14 and deep into the state tournament.  Trouncing their opponents in the regular season, they thrashed rivals like Jeffersonville (40-3), Scottsburg (100-5), Salem (38-8) and Lexington (KY) (50-12), before bowing out in the quarterfinals of the 32-team state finals in Bloomington.  A noted athlete himself, he was highly regarded at Wheaton Central (IL) H.S., where he graduated in 1906 and at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of their 1908 mythical national championship basketball team.  His coaching tenure at New Albany came early in his career, before excelling in science.  A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and earning a PhD in Astronomy at the University of Chicago, he made numerous discoveries and contributions to astronomy from the Mount Wilson Observatory in California before his death in 1953.  Renowned and respected for his contributions to astronomy, he was the namesake of the Hubble Telescope launched into space in 1990.The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 56th annual Men’s Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The day’s events will include a reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum in New Castle that afternoon with a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.Reservations are available online now or through mail order in early 2017.  Call the Hall at 765-529-1891, visit www.hoopshall.com or email info@hoopshall.com for more information.last_img read more

Bob Curran, 80, Versailles

first_imgBob Curran, 80, of Versailles, passed away at 9:30pm, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Versailles on August 16, 1937 the son of George and Eva McClure Curran. Survivors include two sons; Neil of Versailles and Tim of Indianapolis, adopted daughter from the heart; Robyn Mulroy, two grandsons; Alex and Ben, one brother; Jimmy (Carol) Curran of Versailles. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Shirley Thompson and Betty Baugh. He was a 1956 graduate of Versailles High School. Bob was a drummer from 1962 – 1968  along with Neil Comer, Jerry Dietrich, Mike Venable, Donny Bill Price, Don Campbell and manager Charles Plumber for the Band Pastels, also was a lifeguard for the Versailles State Park and retired from the Coca Cola Company in 2002. Mr. Curran was a 60plus year member of the Tyson United Methodist Church where he served in several capacities. He was also an SAL member of the Leora Weare Post 173 American Legion in Versailles. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, January 3rd  at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Dixon of the Tyson United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Tyson United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Yearwood slams maiden century to lift DCC ahead of Bel Air

first_img… GCC, Malteenoes, MYO also in control in two-day clashSHAMAR Yearwood struck his maiden century to lift Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to first-innings honours against Bel Air RUBiS II when action in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), Noble House Seafoods second-division two-day cricket competition continued yesterday at the Queenstown ground.Winston Forrester and Stephon Wilson led GCC with bat and ball.Along with DCC, Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) had romped to a first-innings lead, while Malteenoes and MYO were also ahead in their clashes.At the DCC ground, Bel Air won the toss and opted to take first strike, but they were unable to get on top of the pace of national U-19 fast bowler Qumar Torrington, who contributed to their early demise.The former West Indies U-16 bowler got wickets in his first and second overs to help push the visitors to 3-3 in the third over. Bel Air struggled in the middle and were pegged down at 48-8 before Mohamed Nassir (9) and Shionarine Budhu (28 2×4, 2×6) added 31 runs for the ninth wicket. Budhu and C. Gainnarine (18 3X4s) were able to get the score to 104 before they succumbed in the 20th over.Torrington, who finished with 4-39 from 10 overs, was supported by left-arm spinner Daniel Mootoo (4-36 from 5.3 overs) who cleaned up the tail and fellow opening bowler Kadeem Paris (2-24 from four overs).Trevon France took a five-wicket haul for GYO.When DCC batted, they pushed a few of their younger batsmen to the fore, but after both Jaden Campbell (12) and Brandan Jaikarran (4) fell; and regular opener Raymond Perez followed, it was Sachin Singh and Alphius Bookie who repaired the innings.The pair added 58 runs for the fourth wicket, with Singh, who normally scorches the DCC ground, playing a watchful innings. In total, he struck four fours and 43 singles in his 61. Bookie hit three fours and two sixes in a supporting score of 39, but then it was the Yearwood show.The 16-year-old was particularly aggressive with 11 fours and three sixes. By the close of play with Yearwood not out on 108, DCC opted to declare on 243-6 in 60 overs. Today Bel Air will bat again in an attempt to save the clash.Also set with a difficult task of saving their match the Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) were trailing in their clash with GCC.Dwayne Dick snared four wickets for GNIC against MYOGCC won the toss and opted to take first strike. Led by a half-century from Winston Forrester (53 10×4), the visitors were able to push themselves to 215 before they were bowled out in the 48th over.Deonarine Seegobin, who had scored 49 (8×4) also got on top of the bowling. However, many of the other batsmen were sent back early, as left-arm spinner Trevon France, who cleaned up the lower order, finished with a 5-45 for the home team. D. Cameron and D. Ramjattan supported with two wickets each.GYO batsmen did not support their bowlers and only Yeudistir Persaud with 21 (4×4) and Joshua Ramsammy with 14 (3×4) got into double digits, as Stephon Wilson spun his way to four wickets to help restrict the home team to 64 all out in 21 overs.Fast bowler Carlos La Rose supported with two wickets. GCC then asked the home team to follow-on and at the close of play, they had reached 61-1 off eight overs. Persaud was not out on 16 (3×4) and Jason Sinclair unbeaten on 24 (3×4, 1×6).At Malteenoes ground, the home team inserted Guyana Defence Force to take first strike. Although skipper Leon Andrews led from the front with a huge half-century, the visitors succumbed for 150 in 41.2 overs. Andrews’ 88 included six fours and five sixes.Fast bowler Diquan Murray led the charge with the ball with 4-50 from 17 overs, while Delon Dalrymple finished with 2-17 from five overs and off-spinner Akeem Critchlow 3-30 from 9.2 overs.Diquan Murray seized four wickets for Malteenoes Sports Club.In reply, Malteenoes were cruising at 116-3. Shemroy Barrington made 41 (5×4, 2×6) and Clarence Baird 26 (2×4, 2×6) while Jeremiah Scott is not out on 22.At QC ground, MYO were slightly ahead of GNIC. Batting first, Kemraj Ramdeen led MYO to 225 after he scored 53 runs (5×4). Although the skipper bats at the top, he opted to bat at number eight to give his younger players a chance, but his side could not get on top of the bowling of the father-and-son pair of David and Dwayne Dick, who both finished with four wickets.In reply, GNIC had reached 54-4 by the close of play.last_img read more

IU’s hire trouble for UW

first_imgWisconsin’s run to the Big Ten regular season andtournament titles was made significantly easier this season by Indiana’scollapse down the stretch.It won’t happen again next year.The turmoil that plagued IU, starting with theresignation of coach Kelvin Sampson, might finally have come to end for theHoosiers this week, courtesy of a man that Wisconsin fans are pretty familiarwith.Tom Crean, formerly the head coach at Marquette, washired by Indiana University to take over a basketball program that went fromFinal Four contender to total disarray almost overnight.At the very least, Crean’s presence should bringstability to a program that is desperately in need of it.His 3-6 career record against the Badgers might notindicate it, but Tom Crean was trouble enough for Wisconsin when it had to playhis Marquette squad once a season. Now, UW will have to match up with Creantwice as often.The impact of Crean at Indiana might not make a differencein Wisconsin’s win/loss record right away, though. IU could be facing asignificant punishment from the NCAA in response to Sampson’s transgressions,and the Hoosiers may not return a single starter next season. Barring a majorchange, next year should be an ugly one in Bloomington.In fact, the biggest threat the Crean-led Hoosiers poseto the Badgers next year isn’t on the court, but on the recruiting trail.For years Crean has competed with Wisconsin for the toprecruits from the area and has done a pretty good job of landing some of thestate’s top talent.Now, he moves to a school with even more cache then hisold one and will have the advantage of calling the basketball-rich state ofIndiana home, in addition to the solid base he already has in Wisconsin.The addition of Crean boosts the overall coaching poolof the Big Ten as well, and as newly hired coaches continue to get comfortable,things can only get harder for the Badgers.Crean comes in with experience of coaching — and winning— in a power conference. After Marquette left Conference USA in 2005 to jointhe talent-laden Big East, the Golden Eagles were still able to produce 20-pluswins in each of their first three seasons and consistently finished in theconference’s top tier.In 2003, Crean, with the help of Dwyane Wade, tookMarquette to the tournament’s semi-finals. He now joins Tom Izzo, Thad Matta,Tubby Smith and Bruce Weber as the fifth coach currently in the Big Ten to haveguided his team to the Final Four. With five coaches having accomplished thefeat, the league now has more guys to have done it than any other conference inthe country.Keep in mind that the list doesn’t include Bo Ryan orMichigan’s Jon Beilein, who have both advanced as far as the Elite Eight.In fact, only Penn State’s Ed DeChellis andNorthwestern’s Bill Carmody haven’t reached the Sweet 16 as a head coach.By the time Crean — along with last year’s hirees TubbySmith (Minnesota), Jon Beilein (Michigan) and Todd Lickliter (Iowa) — start toget their own system in play, the conference is going to be much moredangerous.It’s the Hoosiers, though, that have the most potentialto reign supreme.Indiana has been a sleeping giant for the last fewseasons. Following in the footsteps of Bobby Knight, Mike Davis was destined tofail. Sampson had too much baggage to succeed. But in Tom Crean the Hoosiershave hired an experienced coach that has the ability to restore the luster lostby the IU basketball program.And the better the Hoosiers are, the tougher thingsbecome for the rest of the conference. Wisconsin included.Tom Crean, with his .333 winning percentage against UW,may not be a Badger killer. Ryan knows Crean’s tendencies just as well as thenew Indiana coach knows his.But hand Crean the reigns to one of college basketball’smost premier programs, and it’s going to be tough to maintain the currentstatus quo.So yes, Crean may have his hands full in his first fewyears with the Hoosiers and for now at least, Ryan may have his number. TheHoosiers may be down right now, but don’t get used to it.Sooner or later, taking on Crean’s Indiana team twice aseason isn’t going to be much fun.?Mike is a sophomore majoring in political science. If you think Indiana isstill a long way from returning to national prominence?or want to offer an alternativeto IU’s “Crean and Crimson” campaign, he can be reached at?mackerstein@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

USC seeks to snap recent Stanford run

first_imgThough USC holds a 58-27-3 all-time mark against Stanford, recent years haven’t been too kind to the Trojans.After Jim Harbaugh was hired as the Stanford program’s coach in 2007, the Cardinal has proven to be a thorn in USC’s side, winning three of the teams’ last four matchups.Defining play · Stanford wide receiver Mark Bradford hauled in a 10-yard pass from quarterback Tavita Pritchard to lift the Cardinal to a 24-23 victory over then-No. 2 USC at the Coliseum in 2007. Stanford has won three of its last four meetings with USC. – Daily Trojan file photoTalk about a rivalry, however, has not ensued — at least according to USC coach Lane Kiffin.“Every year is different,” Kiffin said. “We haven’t really talked about [a rivalry] with so many different players and a new staff over there.”Harbaugh, who served as Stanford’s head man from 2007 to 2010, left in January to take over as the coach of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. Yet, under new coach David Shaw, Stanford’s blue-collar, hard-hitting mentality hasn’t left for the north side of the Bay.In its most recent game against Washington, which ranked third in the Pac-12 in rush defense, the Cardinal amassed a school-record 446 rushing yards in a 65-21 rout of the Huskies.“They’re a real physical running team, and they do things right on every down,” senior wide receiver Brandon Carswell said. “This rivalry has grown a lot because we’re just two physical teams going at each other year after year, and we’re trying to be on top of the Pac-12.”In 2007, Stanford, a 41-point underdog entering the game, authored one of the most improbable wins in college football history over then-No. 2 USC, scoring 17 fourth-quarter points en route to winning 24-23 on a day in which former USC quarterback John David Booty threw four interceptions.“We had a really close one in my freshman year [2007],” Carswell said. “That’s the first time we lost to them at home in a long time, and that really started their run of dominating college football.”In 2008, as the Trojans overcame an early deficit to top the Cardinal 45-23 in Palo Alto. During the convincing victory, it was clear 2007 was still on Cardinal fans’ minds, as many wore “Greatest Upset Ever” T-shirts and the video board showed painful highlights of the 2007 game.But in the last two years, Stanford has flexed its muscles against the Trojans.The infamous “What’s your deal?” game in 2009 announced Stanford’s arrival on a national level, as the Cardinal trounced then-No. 11 USC 55-21, handing the Trojans their worst loss at the Coliseum since Notre Dame beat them 51-0 in 1966. On USC’s homecoming weekend, the Stanford band mocked USC during a derisive halftime show, Harbaugh went for a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter even with an insurmountable lead in hand and former Cardinal running back Toby Gerhart rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns.“They’re a great team, they have great players and are well coached,” junior left tackle Matt Kalil said, who was a freshman at the time. “They’re very disciplined, too.”Last year’s meeting was a thrilling 37-35 loss on a 30-yard Stanford field goal by Nate Whitaker as time expired. After not catching a single pass in the previous week’s 32-31 loss against Washington, sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods — then a true freshman — finished with 12 receptions for 224 yards and three touchdowns.Despite Woods’ exploits, USC’s pass defense struggled and was unable to make stops when it counted in the fourth quarter, as current senior linebacker Chris Galippo committed a personal foul on the first play of the final drive to set Stanford up at its 45-yard line.“Last year was a learning experience for me,” Galippo said. “I need to play smart ball and be aware. This game is big for our program. Out of the next [five] teams we’re playing, we were beaten by [four] of them. It’s frustrating, but we have these next [five] weeks to show that we’ve grown from last year.”last_img read more

Oyawale, Yastrub step up in place of benched Witherspoon in SU’s 3-1 win over NC State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Down 16-11 to North Carolina State in the second set, Amber Witherspoon and Jalissa Trotter jumped up with outstretched arms and blocked a Teni Sopitan kill onto the Wolfpack side of the net. The two turned around and yelled with smiles on their faces.As Witherspoon was subbed out, she high-fived each coach, and head coach Leonid Yelin motioned her towards him. With a surprised look on her face, Witherspoon sat down next to Yelin.The play before her block, a North Carolina State kill grazed off of her fingertips and bounced off Kendra Lukacs’ hands and out of bounds. Witherspoon threw up her hands in response to her teammates’ miss. It was one of the last things she did on the court Sunday.Midway through the second set, Witherspoon put her navy blue and orange Syracuse hoodie and remained on the bench after lacking energy and support early in Syracuse’s (12-6, 8-2 Atlantic Coast) 3-1 win over North Carolina State (10-10, 4-6) Sunday. Witherspoon’s move to the bench forced Christina Oyawale and Yuliia Yastrub to step up and fill the redshirt senior’s vacant role at the net.Yelin’s frustration wasn’t noticeable throughout the entire game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuring warmups, Yelin wasn’t in his usual spot in the fifth chair from the right on the Syracuse bench. He walked around the court with a smile on his face. He laughed with freshman Elena Karakasi as she received sets from Dana Valelly, returned them to assistant coach Derryk Williams and spent time working with Ella Saada on her serve.Yelin resisted calling timeouts when the Wolfpack went on early runs. Yelin said the Wolfpack “played afraid” and made constant errors. The Orange had started the set with the energy and jumped on the Wolfpack 6-0.When SU took their foot off the gas in the second set, however, Yelin’s mood changed. And Witherspoon’s lack of energy and aggressiveness stood out to him most.“I said [to Amber] it’s gotta be lesson for you too,” Yelin said. “Because in some other matches, it would cost us the match, we would lose.”After the game, while the rest of her teammates unwrapped the legs and ankles and talked with fans on the court, Witherspoon met with Yelin and two of his assistants in the Alumni Conference Room in the Women’s Building for 18 minutes. While Yelin drank coffee and Witherspoon ate the fruit from her post-game meal, they exchanged comments about the benching and why it happened.“It wasn’t because Christina necessarily played better,” Yelin said he told Witherspoon after the game. “It was because you played well below our expectations of yourself. Way below the way you can play. Comments Published on October 21, 2018 at 7:21 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew With Witherspoon out, the Orange asked of Oyawale and Yastrub to step up. After subbing in for Santita Ebangwese, who Witherspoon usually switches with, Oyawale immediately eyed and defended a Wolfpack kill. Her and Yastrub sent the ball to the ground on the North Carolina State side, giving the Orange a 2-0 lead.Two plays later, the two teamed up again, giving the Orange a 5-0 led and leading to “Let’s go Orange” chants from the fans. The play after that, Oyawale’s diving dig kept alive a play that ended in a Polina Shemanova kill.“Christina’s been a middle since she’s gotten here,” Ebangwese said. “It just fell right in, she’s used to doing this, she knew she needed to close blocks and be a defensive presence up there.”Yastrub led Syracuse with three aces and was third on the team with 16 total attacks. She helped SU’s net play click along with Oyawale, and the two were able to help the Orange rebound from losing the second set and tame Yelin’s disgust.The ability SU has to substitute out one of its senior leaders and still compete speaks to their depth, Trotter said.“I think it’s really tough when you have to make change or adjust,” Trotter said. “But I think that’s what makes you a good team, being able to make that adjustment and knowing your teammates, and being able to have that chemistry no matter who it is on the court.”last_img read more

UEFA Champions League: Player Of The Year Award Shortlist Announced

first_imgThe winner will be announced next week Thursday, 24th August 2017.Real Madrid won the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League, defeating Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff last June.RelatedUEFA Champions League – Best Player Award Shortlist AnnouncedAugust 4, 2017In “Europe”FIFA Announce 2017 World Best Player Award ShortlistAugust 17, 2017In “Africa”UEFA Player Award: Ronaldo, Modric & Salah Make Three-Man ShortlistAugust 20, 2018In “England” The three-man shortlist for the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League player of the year award have been announced.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who was knocked out in the semi final by Juventus last season, made the cut alongside finalists, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon and Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img read more

Former Paddy Power CEO Stewart Kenny holds stance against FOBTs

first_img Swansea City drops gambling sponsor August 21, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Stewart KennyThe Times has reported that former Paddy Power co-founder and CEO Stewart Kenny has secretly lobbied against fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), stating that the machines were exploitative of problem gamblers and the vulnerable.The newspaper has revealed that in a 2009 consultation, Kenny urged the Irish government not to follow the UK’s lead by banning FOBTs from Irish betting shops. Kenny argued that the machines were more addictive than traditional forms of gambling.“Let us learn from the mistake in the UK of allowing them into betting offices, once they are in it is impossible to get rid of them or even curb their more addictive elements,” Kenny told the Irish government.To date, Ireland has not legalised FOBTs, despite reports that UK bookmakers have generated £1.75 billion from the machines and provided + £400 million in tax revenues. The Irish betting market has always been anti-machine though. Unlike the UK betting shops, Irish bookmakers are unable to even operate fruit machines and so the introduction of server based gaming with high stakes would be a huge sea change in perspective for the market.Debate surrounding FOBTs continues in the UK, with the government reviewing its stance on the matter as anti-gambling campaigners urge ministers to cut machine wagering from £100 to £2.Carolyn Harris, Chair of the all-party parliamentary group on FOBTs called Kenny’s comments a ‘refreshing admission’, speaking to The Times, she stated : “The gambling industry should not be encouraging people to get involved with something that they know carries a high risk of them losing all their money and in many cases their sanity because the addiction is driving them to desperate levels.”last_img read more

FA, Fifa to sign academy deal

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association and soccer’s world governing body, FIFA would on Wednesday sign a contract to begin the construction of a football academy.The contract, which is the Fifa Goal IV Project, is an an academy for the game to be housed at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, the football home of Ghana.GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi and FIFA Development Officer in Charge of West Africa, Sampon Kablan would sign for both parties.The Goal IV Project, a football academy which would include learning centres and pitches follows the successful completion of other development projects largely sponsored by Fifa.Ghana’s start to the development of the technical centre at Prampram was built with funding from the Goal I Project which was a grant of $400,000 whiles the funds for Goal II Project was invested in the House of Football – the headquarters of the Ghana Football Association in Accra.Last month the Ghana Football Association commissioned the Goal III Project, which is a newly built multi-purpose dining and conference facility plus kitchen at Prampram. Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more