Published on June 24, 2015 at 10:20 am Contact Jesse: email@example.com | @dougherty_jesse Chris McCullough’s basketball career was thrown in a blender by an awkward fall on the Carrier Dome baseline, which tore the ACL in his right knee and ended his college basketball career on the spot.Due to the injury, McCullough played just 16 games for Syracuse and declared for the NBA Draft at season’s end. The 20-year-old from the Bronx, New York, measured 6 feet 9 inches and 199 pounds at the NBA Draft Combine in May. He is being projected as a late first-round pick by a majority of mock drafts, while some have him slipping into the second round.Based on research and conversations with a small handful of NBA Draft analysts, here are three reasons why teams should draft McCullough on Thursday night.Click here for three reasons why a team shouldn’t draft the wiry forward.A team should draft McCullough because of his…AdvertisementThis is placeholder text1. Unknown potentialIt may seem strange for a team to be attracted to the fact that there’s little to look at with McCullough. But he was projected in and around the lottery at the beginning of the season, much to the dismay of SU head coach Jim Boeheim, and a franchise could see him as a potential steal at the end of the first round for that reason.If his knee heals well and he returns to the raw but exciting player who averaged 9.3 points and 2.1 blocks in 16 college games, he’ll be worth more than a late first-round pick.It’s certainly a risk, but could be one worth taking given his age and height, and the right timing on the draft board.2. Ability to stretch the floorMcCullough was offensively inconsistent at Syracuse, scoring in double-digits in the first eight games of his college career before failing to score more than seven in his last eight.A few things factored into his dip in production: he fouled out in back-to-back nonconference games, started to get pushed around a little against tougher competition, and therefore didn’t have as many chances for second-chance points.But when he was scoring well, he showed an ability to knock down a 16- to 18-foot jump shot and score with his back to the basket in the paint. The problem with the latter is that he’ll have trouble getting position inside at the next level, but his smooth jump shot should create space for him going toward the rim.He also was a reliable passer out of the high post — a very useful quality for a stretch-four in the NBA — and was able to locate and deliver to Rakeem Christmas in the post and open shooters on the perimeter.McCullough needs work on consistency in his shooting, but there is a foundation for him to be an effective pro forward.3. Athleticism and shot-blocking ability McCullough’s slim frame makes it seem likely that he’ll struggle defensively at the professional level. The counter to that is that he is long and athletic — rangy is a perfect adjective to describe his size and mobility — and can start to compensate for his lack of strength.At Syracuse, McCullough blocked more than two shots a game and also collected 1.7 steals per game. On top of that, he used his length and athleticism to grab 6.9 rebounds per game.It will be a challenge for McCullough to translate this formula to the next level and there’s also the possibility that his ACL tear will dampen his athleticism. But with his skinniness a perceived weakness, it’s worth noting that McCullough’s other tools can help him make up for lost physical ground. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
After more than two years of waiting following the announcement of its inclusion as a varsity sport, USC will host its first varsity women’s lacrosse game on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against two-time defending NCAA champion Northwestern.Leading the Women of Troy in their first match is USC coach Lindsey Munday, whose collegiate lacrosse career is among the most successful in the history of the sport. During her playing career at Northwestern, the Wildcats won the NCAA title in 2005 and 2006, becoming the first school outside the Eastern time zone to do so. Additionally, Munday twice earned first-team All-American honors and finished her career as the school’s all-time leader in assists.“Everyone is excited to finally get this off the ground,” Munday told USCTrojans.com. “Especially the players we had last season. They’ve been training for a year and a half without a real game to play, so I think everyone’s really, really anxious and excited to get the ball rolling.”Women’s lacrosse will become USC’s 21st intercollegiate sport and 12th women’s sport.The team’s 26-player roster comprises 17 true freshmen, seven sophomores and just two juniors. The group of young players was picked by Munday and her two assistants: Devon Wills, defensive assistant, and Hilary Bowen, offensive assistant.Welcoming the Women of Troy into the Division I ranks will be mighty Northwestern, winners of seven of the past eight NCAA titles and a preseason favorite to contend for the 2013 championship. Munday’s excitement to start the season was only increased by the opportunity to square off against her alma mater.“It is so special to have our first game be against Northwestern,” Munday told USCTrojans.com. “I think for myself and Hilary [Bowen, also an NU alum], it’s extra special to play against the Wildcats … For our players, I think it will be great, too, to open up against the team that has won seven of the last eight national championships. It will certainly give us a great test, right off the bat.”After the opening game at the Coliseum, USC will play the remainder of its home games at McAlister Field during the regular season, the same site as the school’s women’s soccer team. Though the task ahead will be tough, the early season games against top opponents will provide the young players a chance to rise to the level of play that they hope to emulate as the women’s lacrosse program expands.As a program, the team has taken a baptism-by-fire approach in formulating its schedule. USC will face tough teams from the eastern region of the country, where lacrosse is a more prominent sport. Early season games against Northwestern and Massachusetts will test the Women of Troy right out of the gate before conference play begins.Other non-conference games include road trips to Bryant in Smithfield, R.I. and Brown in Providence, R.I. USC will then return home for games against Denver, California and Fresno State. On April 4 the team will square off against Oregon in Eugene for the first-ever live broadcast game for USC on the Pac-12 Network.Players who are expected to lead the inaugural team include freshmen Caroline de Lyra of Brightwaters, N.Y., and Amanda Johnson of Glen Head, N.Y. De Lyra was named an Under Armour All-American during her senior year at Bay Shore High School and was a member of the U15 United States National Team. Johnson attended North Shore High School and was named an All-American during her senior year.Additional players who are expected to be main contributors include freshmen Caroline Cordrey of Summit, N.J. and Courtney Tarleton of Ridgewood, N.J. Cordrey was ranked as the No. 24 player in the nation by ESPNRise and is Summit High School’s all-time leader in scoring with 224 career goals. Tarleton, who was named one of the team’s captains, was a two-time All-County selection in high school and was a part of three New Jersey state championship teams.USC will compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, where it was picked to finish seventh in a preseason poll conducted by members of the media. The team’s first conference game is scheduled for Feb. 24th at McAlister Field against Saint Mary’s College. The historic season opener against Northwestern is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. It is said that success comes to those who wait, and for the newly formed USC women’s lacrosse team, this is undoubtedly true.Ready for action · With the wealth of experience and success that head coach Lindsey Munday (center) brings, the USC women’s lacrosse team has the leadership to succeed early despite its difficult schedule. – Courtesy of USC Sports Information Dept.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Schafer_44 In his first seven seasons with Syracuse, head coach Ian McIntyre has 73 wins. None of them have come against Louisville.“We know that we are going to have our hands full,” McIntyre said.Last season SU fell at Louisville, 1-0. It was the fifth loss for the Orange against the Cardinals since McIntyre took the helm at SU in 2010. In seven games over that span, the Orange has mustered two draws and no victories while getting outscored 10-5. Since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, Syracuse has beaten every team except Louisville.On Friday night, Syracuse (4-0-2, 0-0-1 ACC) will get another shot at its kryptonite when Louisville (3-1-1, 0-1-0) travels to SU Soccer Stadium, a venue at which SU has not lost since Oct. 17, 2015.“We will play our game, the way we feel will play to our strengths,” Louisville head coach Ken Lolla said. “It’s not so much playing against their 3-5-2. It’s more can we extenuate what we do well?”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor eight seasons, Louisville has done that. SU’s last victory over the Cardinals predates not only its players but also its coach. Despite the fact that SU and UofL have played each other in every season, save for 2013, Syracuse’s last win against Louisville came in 2008, a 3-2 overtime decision at SU Soccer Stadium.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorThe games have been close. Last year then-No. 3 Syracuse outshot then-No. 8 Louisville 11-6 before falling 1-0. The goal came 23 minutes into the match when Louisville forward Mohamed Thiaw dribbled by several SU defenders and chipped the ball over a charging Hendrik Hilpert. The SU goalkeeper did not face another shot that night while his counterpart saved five more, a majority in the second half.“This was one of the teams I had in mind over the summer that I wanted to win against,” Hilpert said.Last year’s lone goal scorer will be back again on Friday night. After not starting the first two games of the season due to a preseason injury, Thiaw is “full-go now,” Lolla said. He has started Louisville’s last two matches, punching in a goal on four shots over 154 minutes of play.Last season, Thiaw finished second in the country with seven game-winning goals. He earned All-ACC honors with his 12 goals, second in the conference in scoring. Last year, Louisville finished with 14 wins, its second-highest mark in program history. This year’s team is off to a slower start, tying No. 19 Kentucky and losing by two goals to last year’s College Cup runner up No. 2 Wake Forest in its last two gamesThat won’t matter come Friday. In 2016, Syracuse was ranked five spots higher than Lousiville it still fell, 1-0. In 2015, Syracuse won the ACC title for the first time, it tied Louisville 1-1 earlier in that season. In 2014, Syracuse finished with its best record under McIntyre, 16-4-1. It lost twice to the Cardinals.“They are very frustrating team to play against,” sophomore midfielder and team captain Mo Adams said. “I think we will do well against them this year. I don’t want to lose this game. I don’t think anyone in the locker room wants to lose this game.”The goal each year is to beat Louisville. But for eight consecutive matches, the result hasn’t changed. Comments
China is the world’s largest consumer of pork products, but experts estimate by the end of the year, African Swine Fever will cut pork output in China in half. Mike Paustian of Walcott, the president-elect of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, says farmers here could step in and meet Chinese demand for pork — if the Trump Administration strikes a trade deal with China.“I’m hoping it’s not going to turn into a giant game of chicken here and see who’s going to blink first and it’s certainly not sounding encouraging that there’s going to be a quick resolution to this and we’ve kind of been teased several times that something was going to happen and nothing’s happened yet and that’s where I think there’s some frustration building.” Paustian says pork producers are having a hard time planning for the future when they don’t know whether China’s market will reopen to pork.“That’s kind of the most frustrating thing is everybody’s kind of playing the waiting game right now to see how things shake out,” Paustian says, “before they start pulling the trigger on some of their long-term investments.”Paustian says the U.S. is starting to fall behind in other countries that are important markets for pork. He cites Japan’s recent free trade pact with the European Union. Paustian says there are other countries in southeast Asia where more U.S. pork could be sold if trade deals are struck — and sales to those emerging markets could help soften the blow of pork exports that aren’t going to China.
– Great rivals –Born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, to Swiss father Robert and South African mother Lynette, Federer started playing tennis at eight.He won his first ATP title in Milan in 2001 and has racked up trophies every year since with the exception of 2016 when he shut down his season after a semi-final loss at Wimbledon.That extended rest, to recover from a knee injury, led to his 2017 renaissance with a refreshed Federer winning his 18th major at the Australian Open.It was after the first of his five Australian Opens in 2004 that he claimed the world number one ranking for the first time.In his career, he has been at the top of the pile for 302 weeks. Federer now has eight Wimbledons, breaking the tie of seven he shared with Pete Sampras since 2012, five US Opens and a single French Open.He has won 26 Masters, a 2008 Olympic doubles gold medal with close friend Stan Wawrinka and a Davis Cup victory for Switzerland in 2014.Had he not competed in the same era as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, his trophy collection could have been more impressive — he has lost nine finals at the majors to his two great rivals.His stunning longevity has seen him play 102 matches at Wimbledon, 100 in Melbourne, 89 at the US Open and 81 at Roland Garros.Despite those impressive numbers, Federer admits he still battles serious nerves before a big tennis occasion.“Sometimes it slows down your legs, your pulse starts racing…that can stress you out a tad,” he says.“I always say I’m happy I feel that way because it means I care. It’s not like going through the motions. That would be a horrible feeling, to be honest.”With his 36th birthday in three weeks time, Federer says he has not set any date for retiring from the sport.“It’s just discussions I always have with my wife about the family, about my kids, is everybody happy on tour, are we happy to pack up and go on tour for five, six, seven weeks. Are we willing to do that?,” he said.“For the time being, it seems like absolutely no problem, which is wonderful.”Federer won his eighth Wimbledon crown without dropping a set.In his semi-final defeat, Berdych saw no indication that Federer was showing any sign of advancing years.“If you look at the other guys who are 35, 36, I think you can very clearly see that age and the years on tour are affecting them,” said the Czech. Share on: WhatsApp The 2017 #Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer! https://t.co/XtmO9TRlxx pic.twitter.com/Kwbwp4E6kT— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 16, 2017 London, United Kingdom | AFP | From racquet-smashing enfant terrible with a bad attitude and ill-advised ponytail to universally respected sporting role model and modern icon, Roger Federer has come a long, long way.Fourteen years after winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, Federer clinched an historic eighth All England Club trophy and 19th major on Sunday.Victory over Marin Cilic made the 35-year-old the oldest man to triumph on the famed grass courts tucked away in the plush suburbs of south-west London.“2003 feels like ages ago, because of the ponytail, the beard, whatever, you name it. This one is different,” said the Swiss star after downing Tomas Berdych to reach his 11th Wimbledon final.Many other things have changed for Federer since that Centre Court triumph over Mark Philippoussis in 2003.On court, his successes have brought him more than $100 million in prize money and now 93 career titles.Off it, he is the father of two sets of twins, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva and Leo and Lenny with wife Mirka, a former player he met at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.But his career and life wasn’t always so settled.As a talented young player, Federer’s on-court tantrums and hair-trigger temper once threatened to stunt his progress.“I had a tough time getting my act together out on court, trying to behave properly. For me that was a big deal,” he admitted.Federer famously defeated Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001 but was knocked out in the first round the following year.It took a personal tragedy for Federer to press the reset the button.Just when he turned 21, his coach and close friend from his formative years Peter Carter was killed in a car crash in South Africa.From that point on, the multi-lingual Federer committed himself to winning in style, with grace and not dictated to by his inner demons.
“I’m wanting ahead to serving to the Madrid event with this distinctive expertise,” stated Nishikori. “We’re all wanting ahead to getting again on the observe, however whereas we’re at residence that is certain to entertain and amuse our followers, one thing we’d like lately.”“I’m wanting ahead to competing just about on the Manolo Santana Stadium of the Mutua Madrid Open on the finish of the month,” stated Andreescu. “With the ATP and WTA circuit stopped in the meanwhile, it’s an incredible solution to convey the group of gamers and followers collectively whereas collaborating for a very good trigger. Be sure to don’t miss it! ”Like the remainder, each will have the chance to assist the tennis gamers most in want proper now, To all those that do not have the revenue to face all these months of inactivity, and to these affected by Covid-19 within the pioneering on-line competitors, which was born with a transparent vocation for solidarity.The event will have a donation of 150,000 euros in each tables (ATP and WTA), from which the winners will be capable to resolve the quantity they offer to the tennis gamers with essentially the most monetary issues Presently, and moreover, a complete of 50,000 euros that will go completely to scale back the social affect of the Covid-19 pandemic.The Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro will be held within the following format: 16 particular person members (ATP and WTA) initially divided into 4 teams. From this part of the league, these categorised for the quarterfinals of the event will be held, which will be held throughout 4 days of competitors. As well as, in parallel to the official competitors, a charity event will happen that will face a number of the predominant content material creators within the gaming territory with skilled tennis gamers to lift funds to assist these affected by Covid-19.All followers will be capable to comply with the event of the event by means of the web, on tv and on the social networks of the Mutua Madrid Open with a spectacular manufacturing that will function narration and feedback from all of the matches, in addition to evaluation packages, summaries and interviews with the winners after every match.So far, there are 28 confirmed gamers: Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray, Dominic Thiem Alexander Zverev, Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Kei Nishikori, Fabio Fognini, Diego Schwartzman, Karen Khachanov, John Isner, Lucas Pouille, David Ferrer, Frances Tiafoe, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Bianca Andreescu Belinda Bencic, Kiki Bertens, Angelique Kerber, Madison Keys, Kristina Mladenovic, Carla Suárez, Victoria Azarenka, Johanna Konta, Fiona Ferro, Eugenie Bouchard and Sorana Cirstea. The group of the Mutua Madrid Open will quickly reveal the remainder of the members, in addition to the completely different novelties of the competitors. With three days to go earlier than the draw for the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro staff, the group confirmed the presence of 4 different gamers: Dominic Thiem, Karolina Pliskova, Kei Nishikori and Bianca Andreescu They will take part within the modern event, which will face just about the very best gamers on this planet from their houses from April 27 to 30. Thus, the nice stars ATP and WTA will be compelled to alter the racket for the PlayStation four to face their rivals on the Manolo Santana Stadium, recreated intimately within the Tennis World Tour (Nacon Gaming) online game.Dominic Thiem, double finalist of the Mutua Madrid Open (2017 and 2018), is at the moment ranked quantity three on this planet, the very best rating of his profession. The Austrian, who began 2020 reaching the ultimate on the Australian Open, will meet a few of his nice opponents on the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, akin to Rafa Nadal or Alexander Zverev.“I actually wish to play the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro,” stated Thiem. “We all know that it will not be the identical to compete just about as in actuality, however it’s a good initiative and I’m wanting ahead to it. It’s my first time at an occasion like this. I’m delighted and wanting ahead to my first match. It will be nice”.Karolina Pliskova, quantity three on this planet, has received 16 WTA trophies in her profession, changing into among the best tennis gamers on the planet. In a number of days, the Czech will strive her luck on the controls of the PlayStation four on the Tennis World Tour.“I’m very blissful to take part for the primary time in a digital event,” stated Pliskova. “I believe it will be a number of enjoyable, not only for followersThey will be seeing us differently than standard by which we will educate new abilities from residence, but it surely will undoubtedly be a number of enjoyable for us too. I really like the charity a part of the event and I will do my finest to go far within the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro. If any of my followers are good at PS4 tennis video video games, welcome to provide me some lessons earlier than this begins. ”As well as, Kei Nishikori and Bianca Andreescu will even be on the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro. The Japanese, world quantity 31 and winner of 12 titles, and the Canadian, six within the WTA rating and champion of the final US Open, have signed as much as the problem of conquering the brand new event, thus lending themselves to contribute to the primary explanation for the competitors.
playing superbly to upset the inform Kiwis.Their success has mirrored that of their men’s side who play England in the corresponding final, and Taylor underscored the importance of both sides winning on Sunday.”It would mean a lot. We’ve been talking about it, just hanging out with the guys. It’s been so good,” she said.”Words can’t really explain how much it would mean for both teams. Especially for us because we’ve never been to the final before. For us to get this one would be like a dream come true.”Taylor has been the inform batsman with nearly 200 runs in a side where the batting has not really clicked, and Britney Cooper’s career-best 61 in the semi-final was the Windies Women’s only half-century.However, their bowling has been penetrative with Taylor claiming eight wickets with her off-breaks and leg-spinner Afy Fletcher and medium pacer Deandra Dottin both taking seven wickets.Note: The match starts at 4 a.m. Jamaica time.
Rod Ebondo continued to be a beast down low for Centro Escolar University, which crushed Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 105-88, to nail its second win Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.The Congolese bruiser was excellent from all over the floor, lighting up for 28 points and 23 rebounds. He he was also two blocks shy of a triple-double.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Aside from Ebondo’s presence down low, the Scorpions also stung the Revellers with their lethal three-point shooting, going 12-of-31 from downtown to remain as the lone unbeaten team at 2-0.Orlan Wamar drilled 5-of-8 from three to wind up with 18 markers, seven boards, three assists, and two steals off the bench, Rich Guinitaran got 14 markers powered by four treys, while Judel Fuentes added 14 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Ebondo played his A-game, plus he got the support from our locals,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. “We hope we could sustain this kind of game.”CEU didn’t waste time imposing control, establishing a 14-point lead, 49-35, in the second quarter before holding off the numerous rallies from Che’Lu-San Sebastian. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trainer’s stock also rises Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES RK Ilagan led the Revellers (2-2) with 19 points on a 2-of-5 shooting from three, to go with four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.Akari-Adamson survived a late flurry from Go for Gold for a 98-92 victory in the other game.Sean Manganti chipped in 14 markers, eight coming in the payoff period to halt the uprising from the Scratchers, while also collecting seven boards and two dimes in the bounce-back victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
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About three months ago, Guyana Times reported on the insanitary conditions at the La Parfaite Harmonie Health Centre, where the washroom had no doors and no proper flowing water and grass was as tall as four feet in some sections of the compound.Some of the issues were rectified to facilitate a visit from Junior Public HealthThe current state of the La Parfaite Harmonie Health CentreMinister, Dr Karen Cummings. However, three months later, the Centre has returned to its former state with the grass as tall as three feet, no running water and no medication for patients.On Wednesday, this publication revisited the La Parfaite Harmonie Health Centre, where it was observed that in addition to overgrown grass, the dumping of garbage continued at the back of the facility and there was an inadequate water supply.Additionally, a source within the Health Centre told this newspaper that the facility did not have drugs to treat the patients. It was related that the nurses were forced to turn away pregnant mothers and the elderly since the medication supply was almost exhausted.Efforts to contact Minister Cummings and the Regional Executive Officer, Dennis Jaikarran, proved futile.When Guyana Times initially visited the health-care facility, in addition to a bushy compound and the aforementioned conditions, there was garbage at the back of the yard that was poorly disposed of – an attempt to burn the garbage was evident, but the fire did not destroy most of it. In addition, there were no rubbish bins in the compound, while the water tank and trestle were surrounded by bushy vegetation, with no water flowing through the standpipe in the front of the yard.After the initial report on the state of the facility was published, the Regional Administration hurriedly had the yard weeded, the plumbing redone and garbage bins installed. This was all done to facilitate Minister Cummings’ visit to the facility, where she said that she was pleased with the conditions at the Health Centre.Additionally, the Deputy Regional Executive Officer, Jennifer Ferreira-Dougall, refuted the report, although photographic evidence was published.