Watford place Success, Dele Bashiru on transfer market

first_img Tom Dele-Bashiru joined the Hornets from Manchester City last summer and he’s yet to make an appearance in the premier league, but featured in league cup and FA cup games and scored once. Read Also:Isaac Success coach at Watford sacked after 10 games in charge Success, on the other hand, has fallen behind in the pecking order and has failed to impress this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It is understood that both players are not in the programmes of the new boss, Nigel Pearson and have continued to struggle for game time under him. The former Leicester City boss only handed the players opportunity in the FA cup before their elimination and reports from England have it that Pearson has made it clear to the club that he won’t be counting on them for the battle against relegation.Advertisement Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWorld’s Most Delicious Foods9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo9 Most Beautiful Women Of The XX Century8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowThe Most Influential Countries In The History Of The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value English premier league side, Watford have placed Nigerian duo, Isaac Success and Tom Dele-Bashiru on transfer market. Loading… last_img read more

Jacquelin takes halfway lead

first_img Press Association Jacquelin carded a second round of 70 in the pro-am event to finish nine under par, one shot ahead of Irish duo Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington, England’s Oliver Wilson and France’s Alexander Levy. Eleven of the top 12 scores came from players who were at Kingsbarns on Friday and Carnoustie on Thursday, when calm conditions meant traditionally the hardest of the three venues played relatively easy. Wind and rain made scoring more difficult on Friday but Jacquelin birdied his final two holes to move into pole position for a fifth European Tour title. “I’m p retty happy, especially the way I finished,” said Jacquelin, whose last win came in a record-equalling nine-hole play-off in the Spanish Open last year. “I birdied 17 and 18 so it was good before having dinner and going to rest. ” I’ve been working hard every year since the last 20 years to be at this position. I feel good. It’s a long weekend. It’s a lot of golf to play, so you know, the game of golf, it’s not that easy. You just have to stick to the same plan and see what happens.” Lowry, who finished joint third in this event 12 months ago, was the only player in the top 12 to play at St Andrews on Friday, meaning he will face Carnoustie on Saturday before the final round is again played over the Old Course. “T o be honest, the way I played to shoot two under was quite good,” said Lowry after a round containing four bogeys and six birdies. “The forecast was pretty bad today and everyone was expecting the worst, but it wasn’t actually that bad. “It played quite easy toward the end and I could have picked up a couple more, but I’m happy with the position I’m in with two rounds to go. Hopefully I can go out to Carnoustie tomorrow and hopefully the weather is not too bad over there and I can shoot a decent score.” Harrington won the first of his back-to-back Open titles at Carnoustie in 2007 but has not won a tournament on a major worldwide tour since the 2008 US PGA. The 43-year-old was a vice-captain at last week’s Ryder Cup and although he admits he has a lot more to learn before bidding to captain the side, he has set himself an ambitious target. France’s Raphael Jacquelin claimed the halfway lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Friday as the luck of the draw had a major impact. “I think the big one for me, I’ve got to get inside the top 15 in the world to make the Olympics in 2016,” said Harrington, who is currently ranked 324th. “I’ve got 22 months to go. I’m starting at absolute zero probably at the moment. ” I really feel good about my game, so I believe I can do it.” Scottish duo Richie Ramsay and Chris Doak are two shots off the pace on seven under, with compatriot Stephen Gallacher another shot back and Gallacher’s Ryder Cup team-mate Rory McIlroy five off the lead on four under. McIlroy, who is keen to make the cut in the team event so his amateur partner, his father Gerry, can play at St Andrews on his 55th birthday this Sunday, started the day nine shots off the pace and dropped back to two over par with a bogey on the 14th. However, the world number one responded in style with a superb fairway-wood approach to the par five 16th and rolled in the eagle putt from 15 feet on his way to a round of 67 at Kingsbarns. “I think the eagle on 16 kickstarted something for me,” the 25-year-old said. “I just went from there, started to knock a few putts in. I felt like I struck the ball pretty well for the first couple of days, but just to see a few putts roll in sort of gave me a little bit of confidence and played well after that. ” It would mean an awful lot to win at St Andrews. But if I didn’t, I wouldn’t mind waiting until July next year.” That is when the Northern Irishman will defend his Open title. last_img read more

West Genesee boys stunned by RFA in sectional playoffs

first_imgFor the last 12 months, and especially during  its run to the 2019 state Class AA championship, the West Genesee boys basketball team always seemed to pull through when faced with a severe challenge.But those changed at the worst possible time.Even with a top seed in the Section III playoffs and all the momentum from a 12-game win streak to close the regular season, the Wildcats were upended by no. 9 seed Rome Free Academy 70-56 in Tuesday night’s Class AA quarterfinals. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys basketballWest Genesee This was the same Black Knights side WG beat in last winter’s sectional semifinals, and RFA remembered that defeat, especially after seeing what the Wildcats did the rest of that post-season.Though it only went 9-11 in the regular season, the Black Knights had already recorded an impressive 75-57 win at no. 8 seed Henninger in the Feb. 21 opening round, and would bring that same fearless energy to Camillus.RFA wasn’t even rattled when WG broke out to an early 19-11 lead. Instead, led by the duo of Damien Call and Jeremiah Bartholomew, the Black Knights took the lead for good with a 15-0 run that bridged the first and second quarters. A string of 3-point shots had increased RFA’s confidence, which it reinforced on defense by limiting the Wildcats without a field goal for more than five minutes, dominating on the boards and rarely letting WG get second oportunities when it missed shots.Trailing 38-28 at halftime, the Wildcats took some hope from seeing Call, who had 13 first-half points, go down with what looked like a serious ankle injury late in the second quarter. But Call returned and would play the rest of the way.Still, the game’s tempo slowed down, much more to WG’s liking, and it appeared that the hosts would catch up when Will Amica hit on seven consecutive points that cut the Black Knights’ lead to 46-44 early in the fourth quarter.To its credit, RFA did not panic. Instead, with Call and Bartholomew defended well, senior forward Andrew Recco battled his way to several key baskets to expand the Black Knights’ lead. Of Recco’s 18 points, 11 of them were earned in the final period as Call also finished with 18 points and Bartholomew got 16 points.The combination of Recco’s clutch play and WG’s inability to get any kind of production other than Amica in crunch time allowed RFA to close the game on a 17-7 run and secure one of the biggest wins in program history, advancing to Sunday’s sectional semifinal against Baldwinsville.In his last game before heading to the University at Albany, Amica finished with a game-high 26 points. Adam Dudzinski had 15 points, while Sam Gallager had nine points, but the rest of the Wildcats were held to just three total field goals.Even with this loss, WG’s senior class, led by Amica, John Benson, Kam Jones, Anthony Dattellas and Sam Gallager, could exit with plenty of pride at the regular-season Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division title it earned, to go with their central roles in earning the program’s first-ever state title.last_img read more

2nd-half adjustments lead Skaneateles to 49-14 win over Solvay

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 5, 2018 at 11:12 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillmancenter_img UPDATED: Oct. 8, 2018 at 6:47 p.m.SOLVAY — As the halftime buzzer sounded, Skaneateles trotted towards the end zone closest to the scoreboard. The Lakers stared at a margin that was unexpected. Skaneateles, the reigning Class C state champions, entered undefeated and yet, it only led Solvay, a team with a losing record, by seven points.“We just kind of looked at each other like, ‘What are we doing?” senior running back Areh Boni said.“The first half, we really beat ourselves,” added senior quarterback Pat Hackler.On its seven first half drives, the Lakers, who averaged over 46 points per game before facing Solvay, scored only two touchdowns. At halftime, Joe Sindoni, Skaneateles head coach, sat his team down and blamed himself for the offensive inefficiencies, he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the first drive of the second half, Skaneateles (6-0) altered its game plan. It turned from an offense that depended on Hackler to torch the opposing defensive backs to a more balanced attack. The Lakers ran 21 pass plays to only six rushes in the first half, tallying only seven yards on the ground. After the half, the Lakers used 115 rushing yards to notch five second-half touchdowns, cruising to a 49-14 win at Solvay (2-4).“I felt like I called a not very good first half,” Sindoni said. “I got a little pass happy and kind of needed to bring it back into balance in the second half. Once we made a couple of those adjustments, I think we were alright.”Late in the second quarter, Sindoni was visibly distraught. On a three-yard quarterback draw, Hackler’s helmet was ripped off his head and onto the Solvay turf.Sindoni stomped towards the line judge and unleashed his anger.“That’s such a bad call,” he said.On the very next play, Boni sprinted past his left tackle, breaking arm-tackles, and past the first down line for a 15 yard gain. That was the last time he would carry the ball in the first half.The frustration boiled over at half-time. Sindoni sat with his kneeling players and discussed the root of the Lakers’ inefficiencies. He criticized himself, saying that he called too many passes and didn’t provide the offense any sense of balance. Hackler agreed. This kept Skaneateles out of rhythm, as it struggled to consistently move the chains, Sindoni said.On the first play out of the break, Hackler stood in the shotgun and handed the ball to Boni. He exploded through a gaping hole and shoved away Solvay arm tackles for a 34 yard gain. Sindoni called his number again the next play. Boni once again took an inside hand-off through the middle of the offensive line. He muscled past a Bearcat linebacker’s dive and up to the 22-yard line. Two plays later, he strolled into the end-zone, his second of three scores on the day.The commitment to the run early on in the second half wore down Solvay’s defensive line. That led to a more prolific offense, Sindoni said.And with an effective run game, Skaneateles started connecting on passes that had fallen incomplete in the first half. Hackler completed two touchdowns to junior Nick Wamp, one for 35 yards down the Solvay sideline and another for 70 down the opposite end of the field.When the Lakers led by 28 points, Sindoni substituted in the reserves. Freshman James Musso entered for Hackler and senior Zack Sears replaced Wamp. Sears played soccer for Skaneateles and just switched to football for this season. According to syracuse.com, he’d yet to catch a pass this season.Late in the fourth quarter, Sears ran a fly route down the Skaneateles sideline. As he approached the end zone, he had a step on the Solvay cornerback. Musso slung the ball over the defender’s head and into his waiting arms.Once the referee signaled the touchdown, the Skaneateles sideline erupted in cheer. Teammates mobbed Sears as coaches wrapped their arms around him and screamed, “Let’s go Z!”The Lakers’ halftime stress had turned into late-game celebration.“He’s not one of the guys who starts or anything,” Boni said. “It’s just great to see the guys who don’t play get some of the glory. It’s awesome.”last_img read more