POLL ALERT: Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP Top 25, Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State and Baylor round out top five.

first_imgPOLL ALERT: Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP Top 25, Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State and Baylor round out top five. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP Top 25, Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State and Baylor round out top five.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img March 18, 2020last_img

St Angela’s off to winning start as MoPH/Smalta Girls win

first_imgST ANGELA’S Primary got the start they wanted to the 2017 MoPH/Smalta Girls Under-11 football tournament when they managed 1-0 wins over North Georgetown and Redeemer respectively.The defending champions were led from the front by captain Nakisia St Jules in the first round when they beat North Georgetown 1-0.In the first game of the day, West Ruimveldt defeated F.E Pollard 2-0. Nalvia Thomas and Akila Smith were the two scorers in the 15th and 25th minutes.Game two was all South Ruimveldt and their 1-0 win over Stella Maris through Shanera Barker in the 23rd meant that they were in the winners’ circle for round one.Tucville won via walkover from Enterprise with Sophia winning in similar fashion over St Pius, and Redeemer over School of the Nations.St Pius gained a walkover from Enterprise, Tucville won against Sophia in the same fashion with North Georgetown also ‘walking-over’ School of the Nations.St. Jules again helped St Angela’s to another victory, this time over Redeemer by a 1-0 margin with Stella Maris also beating F.E. Pollard 1-0 thanks to Keanna Lawrence.South Ruimveldt got the better of their western neighbours 3-1 thanks to Fayon Harry’s brace in the 14th and 30th minutes and Kimberly Venerous in the 7th. Akila Smith scored for west.Matches continue today at the same venuelast_img read more

Shiva Boys, Waramadong advance to KFC football semi-finals

first_imgANOTHER strong performance from Shiva Boys Hindu College and Waramadong ensured that both teams advanced to the semi-finals of the KFC Goodwill football tournament. The Trinidad and Tobago-based Shiva side made light work of Annandale, 6-2, yesterday at Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Training Centre at Providence while Waramadong trounced Marian Academy 4-0.Surprisingly, Annandale started strong with Junior Harrington opening the scoring in the 13th minute. For several minutes more the Annandale side seemed to stun the Shiva boys but when they got settled, things were different.Captain Adica Ash levelled the score in the 24th minute with Nigel Carraby giving the tourists the lead just two minutes later.A tense feeling hung in the air as the half ended and many predicted close match.However, on the resumption, Shiva stepped up their game.Ash completed his brace in the 49th with Flex Lewis in the 55th making it 4-1 and Jamal Lewis in the 60th adding the fifth.Omari Glasgow pulled one back for the East Coast side in the 73rd minute but the hat-trick-completing goal for Ash in the 83rd meant the score line read 6-2 at the final whistle.The second game was a slaughter between Waramadong and Marian Academy, the latter losing 4-0.Carlito Joseph (15th), Yasir Abraham (51st), Melee George (57th) Odvid Andrews (85th) were the goalscorers..The semi-finals will now move to Ministry of Education ground tomorrow with Shiva Boys playing Lodge Secondary from 17:00hrs and Annai playing Waramadong  at 19:00hrs.last_img read more

Staff report: SU soccer teams fall, field hockey, volleyball come away from weekend victorious

first_img Published on September 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments The Syracuse men’s soccer team fell to 0-2 on the season Saturday, dropping a heartbreaker to Adelphi 1-0 in double overtime. With less than five minutes left in regulation, Syracuse goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo stopped a penalty kick taken by Issa Tall to force overtime. But just seconds into the second overtime period, the Panthers were awarded a second penalty and converted. After an Adelphi player was pulled down inside the box, Alexander Kouznetsov beat Vuolo with a strike to the upper-left corner of the net in the 101st minute. The Orange was outshot by the Adelphi 13-3 throughout the game. Of more concern: Syracuse put just two shots on target, one in each half. Meanwhile, the play of Vuolo kept SU afloat all game long. His season-high six saves helped keep the Orange in the game while the Panthers peppered the goal with nine total shots in the second half and overtimes alone. It was the Panthers’ second straight shutout win to start the season. Meanwhile, the Orange has a negative five-goal differential through its two games. Syracuse junior Nick Roydhouse made his first career appearance for the Orange in Saturday’s game. Roydhouse, a transfer from Hartwick, sat out the season opener against Siena for a red card he received in the Hawks’ last game of the season in 2009 against Akron in the MAC championship.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The Orange has the week off to prepare for its upcoming two games as part of the Mayor’s Cup in Oneonta, N.Y., at Hartwick. SU takes on Northeastern Friday evening and Columbia on Sunday. Field Hockey In the first stretch of the Syracuse field hockey team’s extended road trip, the Orange came away with mixed results that may be an indication of the difficulty of the upcoming schedule. SU played two overtime thrillers in Columbus over the weekend, defeating No. 14 Ohio State 2-1 on Friday and falling to unranked Kent State by the same score on Saturday. The Orange started the season with three consecutive wins for the fourth straight year with the win over Ohio State, thanks to two players who have been there for every winning season. Senior back Maggie Befort scored the game’s first goal just over a minute into the second half, and senior All-American Lindsey Conrad knocked in the game winner over 10 minutes into the overtime period. Both goals came via deflections off of penalty corners. Freshman midfield Leonie Geyer and sophomore back Amy Kee each had an assist in the game, and sophomore goalkeeper Leann Stiver stopped five shots. SU also led the Buckeyes in set pieces, as four of the team’s nine penalty corners came in overtime. In SU’s second game, the Orange could not do enough to get past Kent State’s stingy defense. It was Syracuse’s first loss against an unranked opponent since 2007. The Orange (3-1) mustered 22 shots, but scored its lone goal on Kee’s blast from a penalty corner just under 20 minutes into the game. Junior Martina Loncarica had the assist. The Orange played solid defense and doubled Kent State in shots, but the Golden Flashes broke through and beat Stiver at 5:14 into overtime. Stiver had four saves in the game. SU continues its road swing by traveling to Norfolk, Va., for games against No. 16 Old Dominion and No. 3 Virginia this weekend. The Orange won’t be home until September 25 against Louisville. Women’s Soccer The Syracuse women’s soccer team (1-3-2) lost two games during its west coast trip over the weekend during the Husky/Nike Invitational. The Orange lost to Washington Friday by a score of 4-0. Kate Deines of the Huskies (3-1) scored two first half goals for Washington to jump in front early. Deines was not finished as she recorded a hat trick on a penalty kick opportunity in the second half. The Huskies final goal came in the 55th minute after Annie Sittauer scored off of a corner kick. SU would outshoot Washington in the second half by a 5-4 margin, but the Huskies outshot the Orange 18-7 on the game. Syracuse’s struggles continued in a 3-1 loss to No. 5 Portland (6-0) on Sunday. The Orange opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Megan Bellingham scored off a free kick, but would find the Pilots attack too dominating to overcome. The Pilots answered in the 28th minute when Sophie Schmidt found the back of the net. Portland would use a 19-4 shot advantage to break the game open. The Pilots outshot the Orange 6-2 in the second half, scoring goals in the 55th and 68th minute of the game. Syracuse goalkeeper Brittany Anghel saved 5 shots in each contest. Bellingham’s goal moved her into a tie in 10th place on the Syracuse career goals scored list. The goal was the 11th of her career and first of the season. Volleyball Another tournament, another sweep for the Orange. Led by Hayley Todd, SU dominated at the Samford Tournament in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. The Orange won two matches on both Friday and Saturday. SU topped both Northwestern State and Samford on Saturday by a score of 3-0 in each match. Once again, the Orange’s balance on offense and defense came through. Todd, MVP of the tournament, had 47 kills and 13 blocks in her four matches. Noemie Lefebvre continued her torrid pace to start the season with another noteworthy performance (21 kills and 15 digs in Saturday’s two matches), good enough for all-tournament team honors, along with teammate Mindy Stanislovaitis. Against Northwestern State, Laura Homann had 21 assists, while Lefebvre added 13 digs. Todd had 11 kills and Samantha Hinz, building off her impressive showing at Colgate, added six blocks. SU saw much of the same results against host Samford. Homann again racked up the assists, this time with 37, while Lefebvre added 13 kills. Freshman Lindsay McCabe led the team with a .462 hitting percentage. Ashley Williams had 19 digs on Saturday and Sarah Hayes added 13. SU now stands at 7-0 following their two-straight tournament wins. The Orange also won the Colgate Classic last weekend. The team will look to keep its record unblemished when they host Buffalo on Sept. 7. — compiled by The Daily Orange Sports Staffcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Superlatives from Syracuse’s 66-62 upset win over No. 9 Virginia

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (15-9, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) extended its season-high win streak to four games with a 66-62 win over No. 9 Virginia (17-5, 7-3) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. The victory gave head coach Jim Boeheim his unofficial 1,000th win. Here are superlatives from the game.Big moment — Syracuse’s 19-2 run to open second halfThe Orange’s 2-3 zone completely stifled the Cavaliers at the beginning of the second half. On multiple occasions, Tyus Battle picked off passes to the wing. Taurean Thompson impressed on both ends and Tyler Lydon hit a monster 3 to force Virginia to call a timeout with just under 12 minutes remaining. Syracuse took a 39-36 lead and the crowd was into the game the rest of the way.Stud — Tyus BattleBattle played effective throughout the entire game, hitting 3s when he had the chance and driving to the basket with strength. He finished a nifty putback early in the first half while trailing in transition. Four minutes into the second half, Battle intercepted an Isaiah Wilkins pass from the high post then attacked, drawing two free throws on the other end. Battle finished with 23 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDud — London PerrantesPerrantes scored only 11 points and as Virginia’s offense stalled early in the second half, he wasn’t able to bail his team out. He’s the Cavaliers’ leading scorer, entering the game averaging 12 points per contest. Still, the guard struggled when SU’s 2-3 zone clamped down.Highlight — Taurean Thompson’s alley-oopIn transition, John Gillon found Taurean Thompson wide open at the rim. Gillon lobbed it up and Thompson slammed it home, but the play was also important because Syracuse was on an 8-0 run, forcing the Cavaliers to call timeout. SU had cut the deficit to just four with 17 minutes left in the game.Lowlight — Kyle Guy’s third 3With under a minute left in the first half, UVA’s sharpshooter got free once again and canned the long ball. The shot capped off the Cavaliers’ 15-3 run to end the first 20 minutes as Virginia entered the break with a 12-point lead. By his third made 3-pointer, Guy had clearly proven his status as one of the best freshmen in a conference full of them. Comments Published on February 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

NBA: A look at what to expect from the Western Conference this season

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 21st October, 2019 15:36 IST NBA: A Look At What To Expect From The Western Conference This Season The NBA season kicks off on October 23 as the Raptors take on the Pelicans. Here’s a look at the contenders for the Western Conference this season. 10 months ago Dream11: DAL vs LAC NBA pre-season predictions, squad updates & news After a busy off-season and trades galore, the NBA season is all set to kick off on October 23. The opening game of the NBA season sees the Toronto Raptors take on New Orleans Pelicans. The second game of the opening night of the NBA is somewhat of a West Coast blockbuster as the star-studded Lakers face off against Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the fresh-faced L.A. Clippers at the Staples Center. Here’s all you need to know about the teams in the Western Conference.Also Read | Donald Trump Criticizes Top NBA Coaches Amid China ControversyExpectations on the Clippers COMMENT First Published: 21st October, 2019 15:36 IST 10 months ago NBA: Lakers beat Warriors 126-93 to secure a dominating pre-season win 10 months ago Lakers, Clippers set to star in wide-open NBA season FOLLOW US 10 months ago Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng retires from the NBA after 15 years WATCH US LIVE NBA fans across the world have picked the Los Angeles Clippers as the favorites to win the Western Conference this time around. The Clippers have added the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to a lineup that already made the playoffs last season, so the expectations on the Clippers are not without reason. However, the Clippers do not have a pure point guard. Lou Williams has expressed an interest in taking up the spot. The Clippers have, at their weakest position, Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac to man the middle. However, they will have to pace themselves early in the season with Paul George still recovering from injury.Also Read | NBA, China Feud Over Houston Rockets Official’s Controversial TweetTheir neighbors, the Los Angeles Lakers, meanwhile, have gone on to build arguably one of the most fearsome teams in the NBA this season. The Lakers showed glimpses of their mettle in the preseason victories over the Warriors. In one game, the Lakers went on to score a mammoth 71 points in the first half against the Warriors. With Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma forming a devastating front three, the Lakers are well primed to set the Western Conference alight this season. Also Read | NBA: Lakers Beat Warriors 126-93 To Secure A Dominating Pre-season WinThe Golden State Warriors, on the other hand, will have a lot resting on the shoulders of Steph Curry. With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the Clippers, LeBron James and Anthony Davis heading the Lakers’ fortunes, and Russell Westbrook and James Harden guiding the Houston Rockets, the Warriors are guaranteed to have a tough time this season. Moreover, for the first time in his career, Steph Curry will be asked to do something he hasn’t done a lot – play the fourth quarter in games. Apart from the Rockets, the Warriors, the Lakers, and the Clippers, the teams from Portland, Utah and Denver will also be in the running, having quietly gone about their business in the offseason. Also Read | Lakers, Clippers Set To Star In Wide-open NBA Season Colin DCunha Written By WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago LeBron James: NBA vs China heats up, as James distances himselflast_img read more

Nektan eyes further international growth following strong Q1 2018 opening

first_img Gary ShawEntering a new financial year, London AIM-listed mobile gambling operator and systems supplier Nektan Plc has posted a strong Q1 2018 performance (period ending 30 September).Driven by new product inventory and the continued growth of its European gaming brands, Nektan would report a double in period cash wagers to £126 million (Q1 2017:£56 million).The ‘mobile-first’ gambling firm, noted positive uptake and consumer engagement with its ‘Rapid Games’ mobile gaming solution during the period, which saw its brand portfolio report + 40,000 first time depositors.Increased player activity combined with delivery of five new brands during Q1 2018, would see Nektan governance declare a period Net Gaming Revenue of £3.9 million, up 88% on corresponding Q1 2017’s £2.1 million.Nektan governance continues to expand the firm’s international footprint, announcing that its soon to launch Nektan Evolve technology will be utilised to deliver a mobile casino games platform in up to 23 countries with the business partner responsible for B2B localised licensingGary Shaw, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Nektan, said: “Our core European business continued to progress in Q1 FY18 as expected. The proposed launch of new commercial partners during the current quarter will see that growth continuing.  Our strategy to leverage our core technology asset Evolve into geographically diverse markets through platform licensing deals will see the business develop into one of the first gaming technology businesses with its platform live across three major continents.  I am particularly pleased with the progress being made in the US where our investment positions Nektan as one of the first movers in mobile casino gaming.” Related Articles Share Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com July 17, 2020 Nektan ceases trading on London AIM May 18, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

AFCON 2019 was the turning point – Ayew on impressive form this season

first_imgCrystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew, has always shown promise, ever since making his move to the Premier League in 2015, with Aston Villa.However, a lack of consistency and club stability always kept him under the radar until the 2019/2020 season.The Ghana international has been in fine form for the Eagles this term, and leads the goalscoring charts with 9 goals in all competitions.Ayew, has pinpointed the 2019 AFCON, where he scored twice in four games for the Black Stars of Ghana, as the turning point in his career.“To be able to perform like that at a massive, massive tournament was a big relief for me and gave me more confidence.“Upon my return, I wanted to show the club that they didn’t make the wrong decision to sign me,” he told Sky Sports.Jordan Ayew became the highest scoring Ghanaian in the Premier League with 25 goals, breaking Tony Yeboah’ 23 year old record.last_img read more

Justin Rose wins US Open at Merion to end wait for first major

first_imgJustin Rose clinched his maiden major title to become the first Englishman for 43 years to win the US Open.The 32-year-old won by two shots from now six-time runner-up Phil Mickelson and Jason Day on a gripping final day.Rose, also the first Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo in 1996, fired a level-par 70 to end one over as overnight leader Mickelson carded 74.Australian Day took 71 as England’s Luke Donald (75) collapsed to six over on the treacherous Merion course. Rose, the world number five, looked up to the sky with tears in his eyes after he tapped in his final putt, and admitted later to thinking of his father and long-time mentor Ken, who died from leukaemia in 2002.Mickelson, celebrating his 43rd birthday, needed to birdie the last to force an 18-hole play-off on Monday, but the four-time major champion could only make a bogey five. “It wasn’t lost on me that today was Father’s Day,” said Rose of his gesture when he was presented with the trophy on the 18th green.“A lot of us come from great men and we have a responsibility to our children to show what a great man can be.“For it to all just work out for me, on such an emotional day, I couldn’t help but look up to the heavens and think that my old dad Ken had something do do with it.”Rose, who was born in Johannesburg but brought up in Hampshire, burst onto the wider scene as a 17-year-old amateur when he finished in a tie for fourth in the 1998 Open at Royal Birkdale.He went on to miss 21 consecutive cuts when he joined the paid ranks, before winning his first professional event in 2002. His biggest victory to date was the WGC Cadillac Championship last March. Rose’s previous best major finish was tied-third in the US PGA behind Rory McIlroy last year, while he has had six other top-10s in majors.He becomes the third UK winner of the title in four years after Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (2011) and Graeme McDowell (2010). The last Englishman to lift the US Open was Tony Jacklin, who won by seven shots at Hazeltine, Minnesota, in 1970. Five other Englishmen won the US Open pre-war, while a host of Scotsmen won early editions of the event.Rose first hit the front at the eighth hole as the lead changed hands countless times on a tumultuous final day.Mickelson was seemingly finished after two double bogeys in his first five holes, but the mercurial home favourite holed his second shot for an eagle at the 10th to regain top spot and reignite his challenge. The pair duelled down the notorious final stretch – with Hunter Mahan also sharing the lead at one point – but Mickelson was unable to avenge his Ryder Cup singles defeat by Rose last year and clinch a first US Open title.“For me, it’s very heart-breaking,” said Mickelson, who had previously finished second at the event in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009. “This was my best chance on a golf course I really liked. I felt like this was as good an opportunity as you could ask for and to not do it hurts.” Former world number one Donald, who played alongside Rose, fell away early with three straight bogeys from the third and then a double bogey on the sixth.Open champion Ernie Els (69) and Americans Jason Dufner (67), Hunter Mahan (75) and Billy Horschel (74) ended tied-fourth.World number one Tiger Woods’s challenge was already over before the final round and he ended 13 over after a 74, while second-ranked McIlroy took 76 for 14 over. “I did a lot of things right. Unfortunately I did a few things wrong, as well,” said Woods, chasing a 15th major title and first since 2008. “I struggled with the speed (of the greens) all week.”last_img read more

David Lawrence Donnini, formerly of Wellington, 51: Nov. 16, 1964 – April 27, 2016

first_imgDavid DonniniDavid Lawrence Donnini, formerly of Wellington, died unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Wichita at the age of 51 due to an undiagnosed heart condition.David was born the son of Faust L. “Denny” Donnini and Elnora Martin Donnini on Monday, November 16, 1964 in Las Cruces, New Mexico where the family lived until 1976, then making their home in Wellington.David graduated from Wellington High School and attended Kansas State University. He attained professional success that allowed him to travel and live in several states and Canada. He was currently employed at Cessna Aircraft in Wichita. David achieved a long, multifaceted career as a Planner, Designer, N/C Programmer, and Operations Manager in the North American Aerospace industry. Nearly every commercial, business, and military aircraft currently flying contains parts produced by his programs. As a colleague, David was always one of the first to come to the aid of another programmer or coworker. His eagerness to tackle any problem proved to be contagious and he was often the catalyst in meeting many tight schedules or solving seemingly insurmountable problems. David was also one of the best “MacGyver’s” in the industry due to his out-of-the-box mindset. Many of his innovations have become standard operating procedures in the realm of high speed machining. His humor, enthusiasm, and camaraderie will be greatly missed, as will hearing him ask his favorite question, “What do you do?” David was highly respected by his peers and his passing will leave a huge void in the industry.Outside of work, David turned his attention to nature with a passion that began as a young boy hunting in the mountains of southern New Mexico with family friend, Pat Barncastle. Friends say he had an uncanny ability to call a turkey and get it to turn toward him, making for many smiles and much awe. Some of David’s happiest times were spent simply with a fishing pole in the water, tuning a bow, walking the fields with his hunting buddies, watching the sun wake up the world in the woods, and winding through the countryside on his Harley-Davidson. David regarded the outdoors as essential to his humanity. He was inspired by nature’s bounty and cherished these experiences.His children were the center of his life and they remember he had so much to offer his family and friends and the world around him and they admired him for so many reasons. They marveled at how he exceled in mathematics and construction and that he could build anything. That he was caring and helpful to others, even strangers, and that he could make new friends easily and treasured many good friendships for decades, which has been evidenced by the outpouring of love and support his family has received from his friends across the country.Survivors include his son, Brian Donnini of Vancouver, Washington; daughter, Sarah Donnini of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Lisa Donnini Fredline (Brian) of Laingsburg, Michigan; brother, Richard Donnini (Tonia) of Dayton, Ohio and sister, Julia Donnini Laughlin (William) of Choctaw, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Deborah Ann Donnini.The family expresses their deep gratitude to David’s many friends who have reached out and provided love and support in tribute to their friendship with David, with special appreciation to Dave McKenna, Don Trower and Brad Tobias. A joint family remembrance for David and his beloved mother, Elnora, will be held at a later date in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington where they will be interred next to Faust L. “Denny” Donnini. There will be a celebration of David’s life held in southern Kansas in July. If you would like to receive an invitation, please send an email to 4davedonnini@gmail.com.To carry forward David’s name in a living, vital way contributions can be made in his memory to The Arbor Day Foundation. Each dollar donated plants a tree in one of our nation’s forests. Contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed to Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, KS 67152, or online at “Trees in Memory”,  https://shop.arborday.org/To share a memory or leave condolences online, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more