WATCH: Dino Babers and Syracuse football players’ post-game press conferences after win over Virginia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Syracuse football shocks No. 17 Virginia Tech, 31-17Three quick takeaways from SU’s big winDino Babers goes nuts in locker room after victoryGallery: The best photos from Syracuse-Virginia Tech Published on October 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-2, 2-1), 31-17, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. It’s the first time the Orange beat a ranked opponent since Nov. 10, 2012.Here’s what head coach Dino Babers, Eric Dungey, Dontae Strickland, Ervin Philips and De’Jon Wilson had to say after the game. Commentslast_img read more

UPDATED: NEW FLOOD ALERTS AS HEAVY SHOWERS FORECAST

first_imgUPDATED 11.30AM: A number of areas of Co Donegal are being affected today by flooding overnight – with an alert for possible flash floods later this evening due to forecast heavy showers.In the last hour Atlantic Drive in Downings has been closed due to floods.Earlier we reported flooding on the dual carriageway near Letterkenny but there are also reports of flooding and house evacuations in Falcarragh, Raphoe, Lifford and Bridgend. Ballindrait was badly hit in the flooding. Caravans in one park in Downings were also flooded.The situation in the south of the country is much more serious however.The body of an off-duty Garda which was swept away in floods near Blessington has been found.It is thought that 25-year-old Ciaran Jones – from Manor Kilbride in Co Wicklow – was swept away in a flood after attempting to divert traffic away from a dangerous bridge at about 7pm. The Garda Helicopter, Coast Guard and several mountain rescue teams were involved in the operation.Dublin is also facing massive disruption today – as a month’s rain fell in just six hours. Anyone travelling to the capital today is told to expect journey delays.One donegaldaily reader told us it took her almost five hours to drive from Dublin to Donegal last night.The rain is due to subside later giving clear spells before the rain is set to arrive again.Donegal has been hit with up to 80mm of rain since Saturday and although the rain has subsided in many areas – there are forecasts for heavy showers later today. The caravan park in Downings was flooded with rain water last night (pictured above by Frank Casey).Below is a flooded cafe in Lifford.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comUPDATED: NEW FLOOD ALERTS AS HEAVY SHOWERS FORECAST was last modified: October 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal weatherDowningsflood alerts donegalheavy showersletterkennyLiffordrainroads closedlast_img read more

Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery dies

first_imgToday, the football world lost one of its bravest fans.Rest in peace, Bradley Lowery. pic.twitter.com/x3dhF7yvaO— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 7, 2017 ? #QPR’s thoughts are with the family and friends of Bradley Lowery following his sad passing.Rest in peace, brave Bradley. pic.twitter.com/UGlVin8U9i— Queens Park Rangers FC (@QPR) July 7, 2017 Rest in peace, Bradley Lowery. You were an inspiration to us all. ???Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/3seV0aNvRu— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 7, 2017 Six-year-old Bradley Lowery whose plight touched the lives of many people has died after a long illness.The Sunderland fan was diagnosed with neuroblastoma – a rare type of cancer – when he was 18 months old.Bradley Lowery was the lovable Sunderland fan with an infectious smile who left an indelible mark on football https://t.co/3vQke9YUz2 pic.twitter.com/xAX7cQKKNH— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) July 7, 2017Bradley went on to be the club’s mascot and became “best mates” with his hero striker Jermain Defoe. He also led England out at Wembley for a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.His death was confirmed on social media by his parents. The posting read: “My brave boy has went with the angels today. He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed else where. There are no words to describe how heart broken we are.”Bradley underwent treatment and was in remission, but relapsed last year.Defoe with Lowery at hospital.Well-wishers raised more than £700,000 in 2016 to pay for him to be given antibody treatment in New York, but medics then found his cancer had grown and his family was informed his illness was terminal.In December, Bradley’s parents Gemma and Carl, from Blackhall Colliery in County Durham, were told he only had “months to live”.Four months later they were told the latest and final round of his treatment had failed.“He is sleeping most the time apart from odd times awake. We knew this was coming but we are heartbroken beyond words.”Farewell to one of football’s toughest little soldiers. You fought a great fight. RIP Bradley Lowery pic.twitter.com/QYQ4zXsrnU— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 7, 2017On 1 July, his family posted a picture of Bradley with Defoe who, after signing for Bournemouth, returned to the North East to see him.On Thursday, before Bradley’s death, Defoe broke down in tears during a press conference for his new club and said the six-year-old would “always be in my heart”.Bradley became known worldwide following an appeal that saw him receive 250,000 Christmas cards from countries as far away as Australia and New Zealand.In December, he met England manager Gareth Southgate and Match of the Day pundit Gary Lineker at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year event in Birmingham.Bradley then won the programme’s December goal of the month award after he took a penalty ahead of Sunderland’s game against Chelsea.He has also appeared as a mascot for Everton, who pledged £200,000 to his fundraising campaign, and was visited in hospital by a number of Sunderland players.The thoughts of all at #SAFC are with the Lowery family following this afternoon’s sad news.#OneBradleyLowery ???https://t.co/EtrhMlpbqt pic.twitter.com/MeYOey4d3v— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) July 7, 2017A dream came true when he appeared as mascot for the England team at Wembley Stadium before a game that saw Defoe score a goal.He was also given honorary 41st place in the race card for the Grand National at Aintree in April.On 30 June a charity single, “Smile For Bradley” by LIV’n’G, entered the singles chart at number 28. All proceeds from the song will go to the Bradley Lowery Foundation, which has been set up in his honour.Tributes2/2 We will be holding a minutes applause for Bradley ahead of this evenings game with @SunderlandAFC to pay our respects to him and family— Bury Football Club (@buryfcofficial) July 7, 2017 AgenciesCommentslast_img read more