Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard sentenced to 10 years in prison

first_img Published on February 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday morning. Three weeks ago, Howard pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.The charges and sentencing stem back from an incident last April in which Howard stabbed two SU football players, Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield.Both Scissum and Winfield played this past season at Syracuse. Both also announced their intent to transfer at the end of the year. Winfield has since joined West Virginia. Commentslast_img read more

Game Lounge marketing acquires SEO agency TodaysWeb

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit ComeOn rebrands to reflect company set-up January 16, 2020 How sports betting is influencing the tools of success in affiliate marketing September 16, 2019 Share Game Lounge the marketing and player acquisition arm of Stockholm-listed Cherry AB has acquired international ‘search’ agency TodaysWeb for a total consideration of SEK 14 million (€1.4 million).Confirming the acquisition, Game Lounge details that it will move to incorporate TodaysWeb’s search-engine-optimisation (SEO) tools, services and content portfolio of 1,500 websites.Updating the market, Jonas Cederholm, CEO of Game Lounge, details;“The timing of the acquisition is perfect as we are currently in a strong growth phase. We have previously announced our ambition to enter new verticals and this acquisition will accelerate our plans. I look forward to welcoming ten new members to the Game Lounge team.”The acquisition of TodaysWeb, sees Game Lounge complete its second strategic services acquisition of 2018.Last January Cederholm and Game Lounge completed the acquisition of Slottracker Solutions for €1 million, acquiring a software which will allow Cherry AB players to better monitor their playing habits and gameplay information; Internet Vikings appoints Peter Ekmark as new CEO November 6, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

CK Akunnor fears Techiman City wrangling could halt league start

first_imgCoach of newly promoted side Dreams FC, CK Akunnor has expressed fear that the league would be put on yet another rollercoaster of uncertainty following a recent ruling by the Ghana Football Association’s Ethics Committee to demote Techiman City.The GFA earlier this week announced the decision to demote Techiman City along with Wa Africa United following investigations into match fixing and bribery involving the two clubs in Division One last season.Akunnor is amongst a host of stakeholders who fear that the decision by Techiman City to seek redress any means possible will hold back the start of the new premier league season again. In an interview with Joy Sports, Akunnor hopes that lessons can be learned from similar incidents abroad where issues such as these did not prevent play on the field from going on smoothly.“It happened to Juventus and recently Real Madrid but the process went on. I just hope that this will not derail the process and then we have to wait and restart. It is uncalled for.”The manager is however optimistic in equal measure that peace will prevail as he prepares his side to play top flight football for the first time in its history. “However, we know the date has been set and so for me I am looking forward to the 20th February. The people want to see us start the league; they want to see us play.” Dreams FC will travel to Cape Coast to face Ebusua Dwarfs in their first ever league game.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

World Series Game 3: All the wacky numbers from a long, historic game

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “Probably one of the best, if not the best, games I’ve ever been a part of,” Cora said.What gives?Tidy descriptions do not suit the Dodgers’ 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. By innings (18) and by time (7 hours, 20 minutes), it was longest game in World Series history. It was two games rolled into one. It began at 5:09 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday and ended at 12:29 a.m. Saturday. In Boston, the bars had already closed when Muncy hit the game-winning home run off Nathan Eovaldi.Three minutes longer, and it would have matched the longest game in major league history – a 23-inning contest between the Mets and Giants on May 31, 1964 that lasted 7 hours, 23 minutes.The game featured 561 pitches. Dodgers starter Walker Buehler (108) threw the most. Ryan Madson (2) threw the fewest. Sixteen other pitchers took part in the game – not including Clayton Kershaw, who pinch hit for Kenta Maeda and flew out to end the 17th inning. LOS ANGELES — Max Muncy described Game 3 of the World Series as “gut-wrenching.”“Just playing five innings,” he said, “exhausts you when you talk about the mental stress.”And Muncy was the hero of the game.On the losing side, Red Sox manager Alex Cora called it “a great game.”center_img Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Muncy became the fourth Dodger to end a World Series game in his team’s final at-bat, joining Cookie Lavagetto (1947 Game 4), Jackie Robinson (1956 Game 6) and Kirk Gibson (1988 Game 1).Both teams used all of their position players. The Dodgers used all but two of their pitchers – Rich Hill, who was scheduled to start Game 4, and Hyun-Jin Ryu, who started Game 2 on Wednesday. The Red Sox used all but two of their pitchers, and one (Drew Pomeranz) was warming up in the bullpen when the game ended. Cora said that Pomeranz would have pitched the 19th inning.No team had used nine pitchers in a World Series game until the Red Sox and Dodgers both did so Friday. The 18 combined pitchers set a record, too. So did the Dodgers’ 66 plate appearances, the Red Sox’s 19 strikeouts, and the 34 combined strikeouts for two teams.The most fun bit of trivia comes courtesy of Stats LLC: Game 3 lasted longer than an entire World Series! The Yankees’ four-game sweep of the Reds in 1939 lasted 7 hours, 5 minutes combined. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

British Open 2019 odds: Expert picks, favorites, best bets to win at Royal Portrush

first_imgWhile Royal Portrush will be uncharted territory for the majority of the field at the 2019 British Open, there is a strong sense of familiarity for Rory McIlroy.The four-time major champion set a course-record 61 at one of the toughest links venues — which has not held The Open since 1951 — as a 16-year-old in 2005. No real surprises here. McIlroy holds the course record at Portrush. Expectation could be an issue in his home country but he has the tools to dominate. Spieth won the Open in 2017 and was tied for the 54-hole lead 12 months ago before falling away. He hasn’t won since his Birkdale triumph but seems to thrive in UK conditions. And Koepka because, well, it’s Koepka.Outside bet: Adam ScottScott, like Spieth, is very much at home at the Open. Four consecutive top-10 finishes from 2012-2015 – he should have claimed the Claret Jug in 2012 but bogeyed the last four holes to finish second to Ernie Els by a shot – show a pedigree on this type of layout. The swing has never been a problem and his putting is, very belatedly, not proving a hindrance. A lot has changed in the 14 years since but McIlroy’s knowledge of Portrush, coupled with the fervent backing of a partisan home crowd in Northern Ireland, should aid his cause.MORE: Watch the British Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)But there is a star-studded cast — led by world No. 1 and four-time major victor Brooks Koepka — who will all be desperate to deny McIlroy a dream homecoming.Here, three Omnisport writers pick out their players to watch in the battle for the Claret Jug.Watch @McilroyRory relive his incredible 61 a Royal Portrush when he was just 16 To watch the full feature follow the link  https://t.co/69HxNFwR4v  pic.twitter.com/EFlgeC3wci— The Open (@TheOpen) June 2, 2019British Open 2019 odds, favoritesThe golfers with the four best odds are among the top five in the World Golf Rankings, and all 11 who check in at +2500 or better are ranked in the top 20. McIlroy’s longstanding relationship with Royal Portrush and overall familiarity with links-style golf make him an early favorite, while Koepka and Johnson have generally struggled more with British Open courses compared to the other majors. — Jacob JanowerGolferOddsBrooks Koepka+750Rory McIlroy+800Dustin Johnson+1200Tiger Woods+1200Jon Rahm+1400Justin Rose+1400Francesco Molinari+2000Jordan Spieth+2000Xander Schauffele+2200Rickie Fowler+2500Tommy Fleetwood+2500(Odds via Bovada)Expert picks to win the Open ChampionshipPETER HANSONMy favorite: Brooks KoepkaKoepka’s phenomenal record in major tournaments includes a couple of top-10 placings at The Open. A year ago, Koepka was a distant 39th at Carnoustie, but that was sandwiched by triumphs at the U.S. Open and US PGA Championship. He secured another PGA title in May, and only a wonderful four days from Gary Woodland denied him a third consecutive U.S. success. Koepka often feels he does not receive the acclaim he deserves but the fact the attention will be focused on McIlroy should play into his hands at Portrush.Likely challengers: Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele and Tommy FleetwoodRahm’s three attempts to win The Open have hardly been a success story – a tie for 44th two years ago his best result. But the passionate Spaniard has two top-10 major finishes in 2019 and won the Irish Open this month, so will be feeling confident at Portrush. For a while now it has appeared a matter of when not if Schauffele becomes a major champion. Respective finishes of second and third at the Masters and U.S. Open further enhanced his major pedigree and he proved his ability to contend on tricky Open courses when ending as runner-up at Carnoustie a year ago. Fleetwood’s form in recent months has been patchy, but the amiable Englishman has the sort of clutch-scoring ability that should suit Portrush.Outside bet: Graeme McDowellThe halcyon days of winning the U.S. Open in 2010 may seem like a distant memory for the former world number four, who last year was ranked as low as 239. But ‘G Mac’ has shown signs of improvements this year, recording top-10 finishes at the Texas Open and Canadian Open, while he flirted with contention at last month’s U.S. Open before finishing 16th. And do not discount the power of local knowledge. While the majority of the focus will undoubtedly fall McIlroy’s way, Portrush native McDowell will be desperate to impress in front of home support.RUSSELL GREAVESMy favorite: Francesco MolinariWhen Molinari lifted the Claret Jug in 2018, he did so to little fanfare. On that Sunday at Carnoustie, his name was not the most illustrious of the contenders. Rory McIlroy was up there, as was Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and, of course, Tiger Woods. What separated this quiet, unassuming Italian from that star-studded field was his immense calmness under pressure. He went bogey-free in a two-under par 69 in tricky conditions that will likely be replicated at Portrush. When the going gets tough, this guy will get going.Likely challengers: Koepka, Spieth and FleetwoodBecause since when does Koepka not challenge at a major? It is what he does. Time and time again. How Spieth would yearn for that kind of consistency now, but he did make a decent fist of retaining his title last year and it can never be declared a surprise to see him in the mix. Fleetwood was the focus of much of the pre-tournament attention when Spieth triumphed, with Royal Birkdale his home course. He may not have the same intimate knowledge of this track, but how poetic it would be to see the Claret Jug passed from one half of the Ryder Cup “Moliwood” partnership to the other.Outside bet: Matt KucharKuchar came mighty close to glory two years ago, but Spieth’s stunning revival from his 13th-hole woes kept his compatriot at arm’s length. Back then, Spieth said Kuchar would win a major one day. This could be his year.Links golf at its finest – Royal Portrush Who will overcome the elements next month? pic.twitter.com/cXiDhICTQc— The Open (@TheOpen) June 28, 2019JON FISHERMy favorite: FleetwoodFleetwood is without a win in 2019 but has recorded four top-10 finishes. He is likely to enjoy the conditions at Portrush. The links course on the upper tip of Northern Ireland is defended primarily by the wind which could play into the hands of a man brought up on the blowy north west coast of England. Fleetwood is overdue a major breakthrough and will enjoy considerable support.Likely challengers: McIlroy, Koepka and Spiethlast_img read more

South Haven’s J.T. Yunker and Anthony Hawkins playing in 8-man all-star football game in Beloit

first_imgJ.T. Yunker and Anthony Hawkins at the 8-man all-star game in Beloit.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two South Haven High School players will be playing in the 2014 Kansas 8-man All-Star Division 1 football game in Beloit this Saturday.J.T. Yunker of South Haven (left) and Anthony Hawkins (right) also of South Haven will be playing for the east squad. Romney Runyan, the head Central-Burden coach, will be the head coach for the east all-star squad.The 29th annual event will be played on Trojan Field with the kickoff of the Division I All-Star Game at 10 a.m.People can listen to the broadcast online at http://www.8manallstars.com/Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Redress · 323 weeks ago congratulations guys great job Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

FBI: Bubba Wallace noose a “door pull rope” not a crime

first_imgThe FBI has determined that a noose found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday was a door pull rope hanging in the garage since last year, according to the bureau. In addition, no one could have known that Wallace would be assigned that garage.A statement issued by U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town said that an investigation has concluded that no federal crime was committed.“The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week. The investigation also revealed evidence, including authentic video confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019,” the bureau said. “Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.”Further details were not immediately released. The FBI said no charges would be pursued in relation to the incident.last_img read more

Monchi rejected Haaland for € 4 million

first_imgA series* Data updated as of February 20, 2020 The Hoffenheim He was able to count on him when he was 15 years old but he did not want to pay 5,000 euros of salary, since he gave them a maximum record of 2,000 euros. Years later, the Barcelona preferred to sign Kevin-Prince Boateng of the Sassuolo before the one who was front of Mold by then. Even the Olympique de Marseille He decided not to incorporate him because he considered that he was not ready to make the leap. Erling Haaland has become the revelation footballer of the season based on goals. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the national championship or the Champions League, it doesn’t matter if you wear the shirt of the RB Salzburg or that of Borussia Dortmund: always mark. And after acquiring the German set for only 20 million euros (today’s goodbye seems like a bargain), Many clubs put their hands on their heads because they were able to take it on their day. 17 Now according A Bola, it has been known that Roma is also on that list of clubs that ruled out the player who is called to be a world star with only 19 years. It was Sebino Nela, the one who revealed that the club had wasted that opportunity.“Two years ago, they offered Rome the possibility of signing Haaland for four million euros.” They explain that a former player of the team of the Italian capital proposed it to Monchi, at that time sports director: “The offer was rejected and ended up going to Salzburg.” The current sports director of Seville did not respond to the request, this being one of the few times in which intuition has failed to sign young players with a great future ahead. Meanwhile, Haaland continues to beat records.last_img read more

Semi-final day in Bell KO

first_imgPaul Young’s Waterhouse have their sights set on retaining the Locker Room Sports/Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Jackie Bell Knockout Trophy and will meet August Town in the opening game of a semi-final double-header at Harbour View Stadium today at 6 p.m.In the second match, five-time winners Arnett Gardens tackle neighbouring Boys’ Town in a Trench Town derby at 8 p.m.The winners of both games will contest the final scheduled for March 3 at a venue to be named.Despite struggling in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), Waterhouse have won both games in this season’s Corporate Area knockout competition and are highly fancied to beat Super League contenders August Town on their way to the final.Waterhouse reached the last four by knocking out Cavalier 2-0 last Thursday night at the Constant Spring Complex. Arnett beat Harbour View 7-6 in a penalty shootout after both teams battled to a 0-0 scoreline at the completion of regular and extra time in the late game.”We are the defending champions and we treat each opponent the same way regardless of the league they compete in,” Young told the Sunday Gleaner.”Our aim has always been to retain the title and now we are two wins away from that objective,” he added. “My hope is that the team will continue to display good football, and score goals, and win the games,” Young concluded.To achieve victory, Waterhouse will look to veteran Kevin Lamey, new recruit Devon Hodges, as well as captain Hughan Gray and Nicholy Finlayson.Although it will be a big task for August Town, it is not impossible.”We want to give account of ourselves, and then live with the result,” coach of August Town Omar Stanley said.August Town will rely on Atapharoy Bygrave, who scored a wonderful goal in his team’s 1-0 win against Real Mona in the quarter-final match last Tuesday at Constant Spring.In the clash of the RSPL teams, Arnett Gardens and Boys’ Town should have a close contest.TIGHT ENCOUNTERAndrew Price, the coach of Boys’ Town, expects a tight encounter.”I’m looking forward to the game as once it is a Trench Town derby, we will come out motivated and hope to put Arnett under pressure,” he said.Boys’ Town’s leading players include Michily Waul, Daemion Benjamin, Kirk Porter and Shamar Nicholson.On the other hand, Jerome Waite of Arnett Gardens FC says it will be another interesting clash between the teams.”Well, Boys’ Town always come out with their ‘A’ game. It will be a competitive and physical game. It is a Trench Town derby. The Jackie Bell is very important, so we want to win the title,” Waite said.Arnett’s main players include captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Dicoy Williams, Vishinul Harris and Kemal ‘Tull’ Malcolm.last_img read more

Girls’ basketball: Mira Costa denies Hart return to Div. I-A final

first_imgThe shot provided the Mustangs with a double-digit lead they would not relinquish en route to a 50-40 victory over defending Div. I-A champion Hart of Newhall at West Ranch High in Stevenson Ranch. Richardson finished with a game-high 20 points for fifth-seeded Mira Costa (24-6), which hounded the top-seeded Indians all night with a swarming 2-3 zone. “We did a very poor job of attacking on offense.” The victory was surprisingly efficient for Mira Costa, which did not trail the entire game. The Mustangs opened their first double-digit lead with 1:34 remaining in the second quarter, when a 3-point play by Richardson put the team ahead 21-11. Hart cut its deficit to 21-16 at halftime, but Mira Costa took a 30-20 lead on a 9-foot jumper by Jasmine Rutledge. The Indians cut that deficit to sevenpoints midway through the fourth quarter, when Richardson’s 3-pointer provided the final dagger. “I knew that shot was going in as soon as it left my hands,” Richardson. “It felt amazing when it finally went through.” Mira Costa advances to face No. 3 San Clemente in the final Saturday at the Pyramid in Long Beach. It was the second time Mira Costa has defeated Hart this season, having knocked them off 46-45 on Dec. 27. kevin.connelly@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Mustangs put a 17-game winning streak to rest for Hart (27-3), which was denied the Div. I-A title game for the second time in sixyears. “This win was no fluke,” Richardson said. “We proved we’re the real deal tonight. Hart is a really tough team, and we shut them down defensively.” Britney Fitchpatrick had a team-high 14 points for Hart, which had trouble finding baskets inside against Mira Costa’s stifling zone. Indians forwards Tatianna Thomas and Megan Ford each scored 10 points, but the 40-point performance was the team’s season-low. “There was too much standing around,” Hart coach Dave Munroe said. center_img STEVENSON RANCH – Megan Richardson held her wrist cocked above her head as she coasted down the court Tuesday night. It was midway through the fourth quarter of a Southern Section Div. I-A girls’ basketball semifinal, and the Mira Costa High of Manhattan Beach standout could smell an upset after knocking down a 3-pointer from the right wing. last_img read more