McGovern eyes national berth

first_img Press Association Carroll remains Michael O’Neill’s first choice, having played 15 successive qualifiers prior to the Romania clash, but McGovern is eager to inherit the gloves when the time comes. “I like to think that I have taken my chance now that it’s come,” said the 30-year-old. “Opportunities for me have been few and far between, so when they come I feel like I need to take them and stake my claim. “I’d love to play but of course I understand the situation. Roy has been excellent for Michael since he came back in and I wouldn’t be shouting from the rafters that I should be playing in the next game. “He’s not going to go on forever, but he has a few years left in him, so if I get a wee chance here and there before he does retire hopefully when he does step down I will be in a good position to take over.” Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern believes he can be Northern Ireland’s number one when veteran Roy Carroll decides to call it a day.center_img McGovern made his first competitive start in Saturday’s goalless draw against Romania after 37-year-old Carroll was ruled out with an abdominal problem. That was only his fourth cap in five years, three of which have come since March. last_img read more

Florida man hospitalized after shooting himself outside of a police station

first_imgA 70-year-old man has been taken to the hospital after he reportedly shot himself just outside of a police station.The incident occurred Sunday at the Virginia Gardens Police along 6400 block of Northwest 38th Terrace.Officials reported that the man, who was not named, drove to the police station and parked before shooting himself while in the vehicle.He was then rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert.Authorities are now investigating the incident as a suicide attempt.last_img

Syracuse advances to quarterfinals of ACC tournament with 83-64 victory over North Carolina

first_imgAlexis Peterson’s 29 points led sixth-seeded Syracuse (21-9, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) to an 83-64 victory over North Carolina Thursday night at the HTC Center in Conway, South Carolina. With the ACC Tournament second round win, the Orange will advance to face third-seeded Duke on Friday at 8 p.m.Eleven 3-pointers, 32 points in the paint and 27 points off turnovers helped Syracuse spring out to a 30-23 lead. By the end of the third quarter, SU commanded a 25-point advantage. The Orange’s 32 second-chance points is its highest total since Dec. 4 against Central Connecticut State, a 21-game span.“We had to rebound the ball,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We really did a good job of crashing the boards and getting opportunities, second-chance opportunities and we were really aggressive.”Peterson, who was named this week the ACC Player of the Year, added six assists and grabbed seven rebounds. Redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds while senior center Briana Day scored 11 points and had a game-high 15 boards. Senior forward Isabella Slim scored nine points on 3-of-7 from the floor, the most she has scored since Jan. 8.Tip between the Orange and Blue Devils is set for Friday at 8 p.m. On Feb. 10, then-No. 14 Blue Devils handed Syracuse a 72-55 loss in Durham. In that meeting, Peterson and Sykes were held to a combined 30 points. SU committed 15 turnovers, shot only 25.4 percent from the field and got out-rebounded by nine. Duke’s 44 paint points were the most SU has allowed since December 2015.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They attacked us in transition and when you don’t score, you can’t press, and that was big for us because we didn’t make enough shots,” Hillsman said. “We couldn’t get into our pressure. Hopefully we can get some shots to go in early and be able to press them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2017 at 11:37 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more