Siena looks to extend streak vs Fairfield

first_img February 21, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSiena (14-10, 10-5) vs. Fairfield (10-15, 6-8)Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Siena looks for its fifth straight conference win against Fairfield. Siena’s last MAAC loss came against the St. Peter’s Peacocks 85-80 on Feb. 2. Fairfield lost 61-44 at St. Peter’s on Sunday. SENIOR STUDS: Siena’s Jalen Pickett, Manny Camper and Elijah Burns have combined to account for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 66 percent of all Saints points over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Pickett has either made or assisted on 60 percent of all Siena field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 22 field goals and 24 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 64: Fairfield is 0-11 this year when it allows 64 points or more and 10-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 64.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Siena is a perfect 6-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 40 percent or less. The Saints are 8-10 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: Siena is ranked first among MAAC teams with an average of 72.6 points per game.center_img Associated Press Siena looks to extend streak vs Fairfieldlast_img read more

How Jordan Fredericks became SU’s starting running back as a true freshman

first_img Published on October 22, 2015 at 8:37 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman In the first game of Jordan Fredericks’ sophomore year at Lawrence (New York) High School, he scored five touchdowns. Two receiving, three on the other side of the ball. He intercepted the Glen Cove (New York) High School quarterback three times and returned each for a pick-six.In his senior year, Fredericks often drove the team 80-plus yards with less than a minute to go before a half or at the end of game, Lawrence head coach Joe Martillotti said, all while under center running the two-minute offense.The Buccaneers were best with the ball in Fredericks’ hands, at any position, but there was only one he wanted to play in college.“Everyone else was like, ‘Well we love him, we want him, we’re going to offer him, but we don’t know where we’ll play him,’” Martillotti said. “Syracuse was committed to him as a running back from the get-go.”Six games into his college career and, aside from spurts in the wildcat formation, Fredericks has lined up as a running back every time he’s been on the field. Last week, he was given the starting nod ahead of juniors Devante McFarlane and George Morris, and against Virginia, scored his third rushing touchdown of the year. He’s reached the end zone a team-high four times, with a highlight-reel, 30-yard receiving touchdown against South Florida to go along with 5.3 yards per carry.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrowing up with four older brothers molded him for this year’s competition, one he’s risen to the top of despite being only 18 years old. And when Syracuse (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 25 Pittsburgh (5-1, 3-0) on Saturday, Fredericks will get his second start of a career he never envisioned beginning like this.“Little by little, a couple of reps turned into a couple of drives,” Fredericks said. “And now I’m the No. 1 running back and it feels great.”Inwood Park was home to the fields Fredericks got tossed around on near the family’s Inwood, New York home. Fredericks’ older brothers, Calvin, 29, Justin, 25, Ryan, 21 and Tyler, 19, fostered a culture of competition that he’s leaned on early in his SU career. Off the field, they competed in Madden NFL video games, manhunt and who could do chores better around the house. Jordan even caught flack for helping opponents up on the field and congratulating them after big plays.Ryan and Tyler played running back for Lawrence when Jordan was a freshman, forcing him out of his comfort zone to slot receiver. Ryan recalls “losing his mind” at Jordan when he fumbled in a game his freshman year, angry that he let his play reflect his age.“They didn’t baby him,” Jordan’s mother, Atasha Mays-Fredericks said. “They treated him like if he was their equal, which made him a little tougher.”When Martillotti expanded Fredericks’ role at quarterback, Mays-Fredericks told the head coach that wasn’t her son’s position. But he needed the ball in his best player’s hands whenever possible since Sean Moran, the team’s normal quarterback, was a converted slot receiver.Fredericks threw the ball plenty despite being a true running back and some teams even tried to court him as a signal-caller. Others saw him as a slot receiver. Different teams envisioned him as big and fast enough to play defensive back.“You’re never really sure in college, you know, they can tell you whatever you want to hear and then when you get here, you can switch a position,” Fredericks said. “But it meant a lot that (Syracuse) was actually serious about me playing running back.”Fredericks overtook McFarlane and Morris by simply being more productive. The Syracuse coaches keep a chart, using tick marks, progress lines and a point system to distinguish which players are actually producing — Fredericks has been measured in areas such as yards after contact and touchdowns — from ones that might just look good going through the motions.He’s even fine-tuned the cadences when practicing at quarterback in the wildcat and shown a once-nervous Tim Lester that he can move around the tight ends before the snap as well.“He tells me that all the time,” the offensive coordinator said. “’Coach, I played quarterback, I’m fine.’”Fredericks was lying in bed in between classes when he found out he’d climbed to No. 1 on the depth chart last Monday. He received a Twitter notification on his phone and called his parents, who told him to be humble and that similar triumphs happen all the time.Starting as a freshman is something he’s used to even though he didn’t expect it here. Running backs coach DeAndre Smith told Fredericks he’d see carries “here and there” in the first couple games.“You’re telling him this is a blessing, you’re lucky,” his uncle, Duane Fredericks said. “Not too many freshmen get to start.”When Lawrence won the Long Island III championship last year, parents came up to Mays-Fredericks and began crying since they wouldn’t be able to watch her son play anymore. During Fredericks’ speech for the Thorp Award, given to Nassau County’s top player, he told the crowd he wanted to bring the Heisman back for them.Though his lofty goals at Syracuse may not come in the near future, the foundation for them has been set. And before he left for school, Fredericks was stopped by his mother and broadly asked what he wanted to do for the football team.“I’m going to be that guy that they can count on,” he said. “… The same way I was in high school.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mouse Morris hoping to pull off remarkable treble

first_imgMouse Morris is hoping to pull off a remarkable treble in the race.As you no doubt know the Fethard-based trainer has already had winners in the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday and its English equivalent at Aintree last week with Rogue Angel and Rule The World respectively.Today he’s fielding the Gigginstown House-owned Folsom Blue in the 4.10 at the Scottish track.last_img

Barcelona & Real Madrid Players Pay Tribute To Victims Of Las Ramblas Terror Attack

first_imgPlayers of Spanish football arch-rivals, Barcelona and Real Madrid, have paid tributes to victims of Thursday’s terror attack in the City of Barcelona.Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo led the tributes by posting heartfelt messages on their social media pages, as Barcelona announced they will wear black armbands for their match at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Thoughts are with everyone in Barcelona tonight ??— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) August 17, 2017 Luiz Suarez, Gareth Bale, and goalkeeper, Marc ter Stegen‏ were not left out, following the terror attack that saw a van rammed into unsuspecting tourist and pedestrians in the busy Las Ramblas tourist area, killing at least 13 persons with 64 injured.Very shocked for what happened in Barcelona. All my support to the city and families! pic.twitter.com/YDtyAiw7Qc— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) August 17, 2017center_img I’m deeply touched by what happened yesterday in my beautiful city. T’estimo Barcelona ❤?? We all need to be more united than ever ! ??? pic.twitter.com/uZe97nCaHI— Marc ter Stegen (@mterstegen1) August 18, 2017In an official statement released by Barcelona, the Catalan club said: “FC Barcelona wants to express its profound sorrow and utter disgust at the terrorist attack that has hit the heart of our city, la Rambla de Barcelona. The Club wishes to send our support and thoughts to the victims, their families and friends as well as the people of Barcelona and its visitors.”FC Barcelona join the minute’s silence. The President Bartomeu and Directors Vilanova and Teixidor represented the Club at Pl.Catalunya. pic.twitter.com/hYePU3Yz9b— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 18, 2017“As a mark of respect, the flags will fly at half-mast at the club’s installations and the players from both teams will wear black armbands in all the club’s matches this weekend.”Our players and coaching staff held a minute’s silence for the victims of the attack in Barcelona before training today.#RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/t0tFgmSVQt— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) August 18, 2017“On Sunday, before the 2017/18 La Liga opener against Betis, the Camp Nou will hold a minutes silence in recognition and memory of the victims.” the statement concluded.RelatedOnly Barcelona Can Stop Themselves From Another La Liga TitleAugust 13, 2019In “Spain”Best Player Award: Ronaldo, Messi And Neymar Make FIFA Shortlist.September 22, 2017In “England”Barcelona To Close Camp Nou As Punishment For Antoine Griezmann TransferSeptember 17, 2019In “Spain”last_img read more

3SC, Late Player’s Brother In War Of Words Over Entitlements

first_imgShooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) have been caught up in a war of words with the brother of their late player Izu Joseph over his entitlements owed by the club.Izu was killed by soldiers in October 2016 while he was on holiday in his home town of Okarki in Bayelsa State and he was reportedly being owed eight months’ salary and allowances before his death.According to the Nigeria National League (NNL) club, the total money owed is N2.3m but his family members claim the entitlements amount to over N3m.His brother Izu Reuben has been at war with the club over the refusal to pay the money owed prompting his petition to the Oyo State Government.In swift response to the petition, a club statement signed by their spokesman, Jubril Arowolo, denied the late player’s brother and that the club had been crediting their father’s bank account as instructed by the family.The statement read: ““While we acknowledge that the club was owing the late player, it is very pertinent to put the record straight that hardly would a month pass without the club paying into the account of Pa Joseph Izu, the father of the deceased, as requested by the family in the last six months.“This act did not go down well with the said Reuben, who wanted the payments in his account instead, a situation currently causing frictions within the family. We have refused to take issue with Mr. Reuben Izu as a mark of respect for the late player but this reaction is necessary in order to put a stop to the mischievous manner in which the man is going about the issue.”“On our part, we are committed to offsetting the outstanding salary and this position was acknowledged by an official of the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers, Mr. Austin Popo, during his visit to our office last Friday.” the statement further added.Reuben has however reacted to the club statement in a chat with the Punch. He said the club is not revealing the truth and that they only paid for two months.He said: “It is really unfortunate that a well-respected club like Shooting Stars can resort to cheap blackmail because of the petition I wrote to the government and the Oyo State House of Assembly. The letter was meant to ensure that we get their assistance in getting justice for my late brother while imploring them to offset the debt so that we can cater for late Joseph’s daughter.”“I have never requested that the money be paid into my account and their claims of paying for six months is a lie. They only paid N300,000, which was done in two months. We have called them to give us a breakdown of late Joseph’s salary and allowances as well as his bonuses, but they haven’t done that.”“Their blackmail won’t stop me or the family.” Izu Reuben concluded. RelatedSacked 3SC Players At War With Club Over SalariesNovember 10, 2017In “Nigeria”Rivers Utd Players Beg Gov. Wike To Settle Outstanding Financial Entitlements (AUDIO)February 27, 2020In “Featured”Okunowo Drums Up Government Support For 3SCMarch 14, 2018In “Nigeria”last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Bukom Banku and Ayittey Powers bout rescheduled for May 16

first_imgThe much anticipated non titled cruiserweight boxing bout between Braimah Kamoko a.k.a Bukom Banku and Michael Okine popularly known as Ayittey Powers has been reschedule  to  May 16,  2014 at the Accra Sports Stadium, Asempa Sports Can confirm.The new date comes after when Ayittey Powers announced his decision to withdraw from the April 18 bout on spiritual grounds last Thursday. In an emergency stakeholders meeting, Bukom Banku and Ayittey Powers on Tuesday afternoon have agreed to honour the bout on May 16 instead of the earlier proposed May 2 date by the camp of BankuIn an exclusive telephone conversation with the Public Relation officer of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Naa Darkoa Doodo revealed that both parties have agreed in principle but Ayittey Powers, still not convinced on the date and still  will like to do some spiritual consultation come next week.“Both parties have accepted the Friday , May, 16 2014 as the actually date for the much awaited bout but the comical thing is that Powers  has indicated that we should give him a week to think about it which the  GBA and other stakeholders disagreed.“But I can assure Ghanaian boxing fans that the said date will not be changed anymore”. Naa Darkoa Doodo addedlast_img read more

NFL free agency news: Lions sign WR Danny Amendola

first_imgThe Lions announced Monday that they’ve signed the former Patriots and Dolphins wide receiver to a one-year deal after he was released by Miami on Friday. The team did not disclose contract details, but NFL Media reported the deal includes $4.5 million guaranteed base salary with incentives that can bring the total worth to $5.75 million. NFL free agency 2019: 5 players on the move Danny Amendola didn’t last long on the market. #Lions sign free agent wide receiver Danny Amendola: https://t.co/LeWqqeUJTb pic.twitter.com/TQv4SpZoph— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 11, 2019The move reunites Amendola with Lions coach Matt Patricia, who previously served 14 seasons as an assistant coach with the Patriots, including six seasons as the team’s defensive coordinator from 2012-17.Amendola, 33, played just one season with Miami after he joined the team as an unrestricted free agent in March 2018. He started 15 games for the Dolphins in 2018, catching 59 passes for 575 yards and one touchdown. He also completed a 28-yard touchdown pass. Related News NFL free agency 2019: 5 teams that will dominate open marketlast_img read more

PGA Championship golf scores, results, highlights from Saturday’s Round 3 leaderboard

first_imgMORE: Everything to know about the PGA ChampionshipThere were a few storylines to monitor as Round 3 progressed Saturday, including whether two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka’s hip — which required attention from a trainer multiple times on Friday — would continue to be problematic for him. Observers were curious to see whether Li’s performance would change after he spent several hours practicing after his second round. The answers to those questions: No, and yes.Tiger Woods was another golfer to watch; he suffered from an abysmal short game on Friday, which kept him close to the cut line. He’s an even longer shot now to win his fifth PGA Championship and earn a record 83rd PGA Tour victory after another round above par.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from the 2020 PGA Championship leaders. Follow below for complete results from Saturday’s Round 3 (all times Eastern):PGA Championship leaderboard 2020LeaderboardPGA Championship — Round 0Winner: Click here or refresh the page if you don’t see scores and results above.PGA Championship updates, highlights from Round 310 p.m.: Li went from leading by two at the start of his round to trailing by four after the end of it. A 38 on the back nine and low scores by his purusers were the culprits. He’ll have a about an hour on the range and practice green Saturday night to work on his game.9:30 p.m: Koepka will need to go really low Sunday to three-peat. Consecutive bogeys on 13, 14 and 15 have put him three behind the leader as he plays the 18th. (UPDATE: He birdied 18 to end his third round at 7 under for the tournament, two behind Johnson.)9:15 p.m.: Dustin Johnson is the new clubhouse leader at 9 under. He stormed to the top with a 5-under 65.Dustin Johnson with his EIGHTH birdie of the day.He now sits atop the leaderboard at the PGA Championship. pic.twitter.com/gOA0ucu1Gu— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) August 9, 20208:45 p.m.: Li (-9) is back on top, but now he’s joined by Cameron Champ. If you’re not familiar with Champ, here’s a quick look at his swing:Breaking down Cameron Champ’s drive💪#PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/N9Vbpn9GR8— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 20208:20 p.m.: Scottie Scheffler moves into the lead with a birdie at 17, his third in a row. He’s at 9 under, one ahead of Li, Koepka and Dustin Johnson.NEW LEADERScottie Scheffler grabs the lead at -9 with his third straight birdie. pic.twitter.com/xvouwRYZ3b— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) August 9, 20208:20 p.m.: DeChambeau closes with a flourish, draining this long-distance putt at 18 to put him at 6 under.From 95 feet …What a way to finish the round, @B_DeChambeau. pic.twitter.com/glnwS04Ra8— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 9, 20208 p.m.: The top of the leaderboard remains crowded as the final pairing makes the turn. Li (8 under) is back in the lead, but he misses a birdie putt on 9, so he’s up by just one over Collin Morikawa (65), Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger.7:25 p.m.: Li gives up the lead with a bogey on 5.7:20 p.m.: DeChambeau is just two behind the leaders, and he’s rolling in long putts:DeChambeau trying to make a move up the leaderboard.Full #PGAChamp Leaderboard👉 https://t.co/QV8fkpw4hG pic.twitter.com/3LMM1ndgPc— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 8, 20206:55 p.m.: Four holes, four pars for Li, who still leads by one.6:35 p.m.: Koepka, balky hip and all, makes it a five-way tie for second (7 under) with a birdie at 4.6:30 p.m.: Li putts for birdie on each of his first two holes but leaves both attempts well short. He saves par both times. 6:15 p.m.: Scottie Sheffler holes out from the bunker and moves into a tie for second. (UPDATE: He shot a 31 on the front nine with five birdies.)Can’t do it any better than this.Scottie Scheffler holes out to move to -7, just one shot back. pic.twitter.com/0JAmKUZuCr— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) August 8, 20206 p.m.: Li, after hours on the driving range and practice green, is back on the course to begin his third round as the leader.Haotong Li is DIALED IN and his round hasn’t even started yet.#PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/DvXP17jvV6— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 8, 20204:56 p.m.: Not Tiger’s best round, but that is an absurd level of consistency.Tiger Woods has made at least one birdie in every round of his career at the PGA Championship.Now 75 rounds and counting … pic.twitter.com/gcDZngNurd— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 8, 20203:30 p.m.: This close to a hole in one: What a bounce for @WebbSimpson1. 😲pic.twitter.com/RnFltmJ8FF— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 8, 20202:10 p.m.: Phil making eagles like it’s no big deal.Phil being Phil🦅#PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/nswF3SGzhx— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 8, 20201:53 p.m.: A reminder of just how dedicated Haotong Li is.The leader in the clubhouse.@haotong_li is grinding on the putting green nearly four hours after his round.pic.twitter.com/m3vIeZLTKT— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 7, 20201:06 p.m.: Justin Thomas is on the prowl.Racking up birdies. 🐦@JustinThomas34 is 4-under through 6 holes. pic.twitter.com/IV7CkE9m2t— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 8, 2020 We’re three rounds through the 2020 PGA Championship, and the winner is still far from certain. A large number of golfers can make a strong challenge for the Wanamaker Trophy.Dustin Johnson leads the group after a roller-coaster 5-under-par 65 Saturday that featured eight birdies at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Haotong Li, whose out-of-nowhere performance in Round 2 (5-under 65) pushed him to the top of the leaderboard, tumbled off his perch with a 3-over 73. A dozen golfers are separated by three strokes after 54 holes, meaning there will be an intense race to the finish Sunday.last_img read more

Palm Beach County continues to lead Florida with 33 coronavirus deaths

first_imgPalm Beach County is still leading Florida in the number of coronavirus deaths. The number rose from 27 to 33 in one day, according to the state Department of Health.The deaths in Palm Beach County include 17 men and 16 women. The additional deaths that were announced on Friday are men 80 and 87, and women 62, 74, 85 and 90. The youngest fatality is a 64-year-old woman and the oldest a 94-year-old man.Palm Beach County leads Florida in number of coronavirus deaths Palm Beach County’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases are at 858. There are 3,364 positive cases in Miami Dade and 1,598 ones in Broward. Miami Dade has reported 25 deaths and Broward has reported 22 deaths.Over 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases statewide and a total of 170 coronavirus deaths have been reported in the entire state of Florida, according to the state’s department of health.last_img read more

UNDEFEATED SONGBIRD SIMPLY BRILLIANT IN WINNING GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA ANITA OAKS BY 3 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; ECLIPSE CHAMPION, NOW PERFECT IN SEVEN STARTS, GETS 1 1/16 MILES OVER A SLOPPY TRACK IN 1:44.14 AND SETS SIGHTS ON KENTUCKY OAKS FOR HOLLENDORFER

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2016)–Sent to the front from the rail in her first-ever start on a sloppy track, undefeated Songbird responded with a brilliant gate to wire performance in winning Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 3 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith. Last year’s Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly, Songbird covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.14 and is now unbeaten in seven starts for Fox Hill Farms, Inc. and Jerry Hollendorfer. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, she’ll now be pointed to the Grade I Kentucky Oaks on May 6.Pressed into the first turn by Forever Darling, who was ridden by Martin Pedroza, Songbird settled into her customary high cruising speed and was completely in charge through fractions of 23.34, 47.17, 1:11.21 and 1:37.13.“She’s just incredible,” said Smith, who’s been aboard for all seven wins. “I feel so blessed and I keep pinching myself, having to remind myself that I’m the one that gets to keep the weight on her. That’s really all I do.“She was spinning her wheels a little bit going into the first turn, but once again we got to the backside, she found her rhythm and she got comfortable and it was all her again.”With a staggering $751,734 bet to show on her, Songbird was dispatched as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite in a field of seven sophomore fillies and paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10.“I had a little bit of anticipation with the off track, wondering if she could handle it or not,” said Hollendorfer. “We didn’t want her slipping, but she didn’t slip, so that’s good…We have the point race (Kentucky Oaks) coming up, so if we have good fortune and she stays sound, we’ll try to go to Kentucky and win that one.”Ridden by Flavien Prat, Mokat ran on for the place, finishing a neck in front of She’s a Warrior. Off at 14-1, Mokat paid $4.60 and $3.00.She’s a Warrior, who was handled by Gary Stevens, finished 1 ¾ lengths in front of Forever Darling. Off at 22-1, She’s a Warrior paid $4.20 to show.last_img read more