Antique buy-bust yields 6 sachets of ‘shabu’

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the San Jose police station’s custodialfacility. SAN JOSE, Antique – Police arrested a drug suspect in a buy-bustoperation in Barangay Funda-Dalipe. The 30-year-old resident Von Adrian Segura yielded six sachets ofsuspected shabu, a police report showed. He was nabbed after he allegedly sold a sachet of illegal drugs to anundercover officer for P5,000 around 4:10 p.m. on Feb. 16, it added.center_img Drugs suspect Von Adrian Segura sits as antidrug officers inspect items seized from him during an entrapment operation in Barangay Funda-Dalipe, San Jose, Antique on Feb. 16. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him./PNlast_img

Bayern Munich to Alaba: Sign new contract or be sold!

first_imgDavid Alaba could be one of the biggest names available on the transfer market this summer after it has emerged that Bayern Munich are open to selling him. The left back has one year left on his current contract at the Allianz Arena – meaning he could leave on a free transfer come the end of next season. So far, Bayern have failed to agree a new contract with the 27-year-old – despite negotiations having been ongoing for more than a year. And the Telegraph report that the German giants could choose to cash in on their star this summer to avoid losing him for nothing in a year’s time. Bayern Munich clinched the title for the 8th consecutive time Paris Saint-Germain are one of the clubs who would be keen on Alaba with the French outfit expected to face stiff competition from top Premier League sides.Advertisement Loading… Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola knows Alaba extremely well – having managed him for three years at Bayern before leaving for City. Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has faced Alaba multiple times while managing Borussia Dortmund in Germany and came up against him last season in the Champions League for Liverpool. Chelsea are reportedly after a new left back – with Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell linked with a move to Stamford Bridge at present. Along with his sheer quality, Alaba’s versatility makes him a desired option for any top European side. The Austria international can play at left back as well as centre back and in midfield. Read AlsoAlaba: Bayern Munich reject Man City’s offer Alaba has played an integral role once again for Bayern this season – featuring 36 times in all competitions. He played the full duration of their 1-0 win at Werder Bremen on Tuesday – a result that saw them clinch the Bundesliga title for an eighth-straight season.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Overmars – Tottenham want Eriksen

first_imgTottenham have been given permission to speak to Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to the Dutch club. Press Association “Yes, Levy was here and Eriksen has been given permission to speak to Tottenham,” Ajax director of football Marc Overmars told De Telegraaf. Tottenham are reported to have offered around £8million for the 21-year-old, but that falls short of Ajax’s £12million valuation. “There is no agreement yet until it’s signed,” Overmars added. “Obviously, if it happens, we won’t be happy at all to lose him but he only has a year left on his contract.” Ajax signed Eriksen from Danish club Odense Boldklub in 2008 and he has since gone on to establish himself as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe. Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, who used to play with the Dane at Ajax, thinks Spurs will be signing a top talent if the deal goes through. “He is a good guy,” said Vertonghen, who moved from Ajax to Tottenham last summer. “I played with him for four years and he is a good player.” center_img Spurs have been chasing Eriksen for a while and they have stepped up their interest in the Dane following the news Gareth Bale is close to sealing a world-record move to Real Madrid. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was in Amsterdam on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of signing the midfielder, who has just one year left on his current contract, and it appears that the talks have progressed well. last_img read more

Moyes sticks up for Cleverley

first_img Over 17,000 people have signed the petition, which was set up by Glenn McConnell from Blackpool, who criticised the player’s “inept” performances for United and England. “Tom Cleverley is a fantastic young player who’s developing all the time,” the Manchester United manager said. “I believe that the players are working hard for each other. They know they can play better, and they will play better.” Last week’s Capital One Cup final and the international break mean Moyes’ team have been without a match for 11 days. Their last performance was one of the worst of the season, a 2-0 defeat against Olympiacos putting Moyes’ men on the brink of elimination from the Champions League. The big gap between fixtures has been both a help and hindrance to the United boss. “It has allowed some players to get games, like Darren Fletcher, Shinji Kagawa and Chicharito (Javier Hernandez), the people who have not featured as much as we would like,” Moyes said. “But certainly it’s also been a hindrance because we went into it off a bad performance and result in Olympiacos and we wanted to put it right much sooner.” United have the advantage of facing a team in a far worse predicament than their own this weekend. West Brom have not won a match since Pepe Mel replaced Steve Clarke as head coach of the midlands club. Albion were forced to deny speculation that Mel was on the verge of the sack despite only being in the job less than two months. Moyes is sure the Spaniard’s job is not under threat even though the Baggies are just one point above the drop zone. “I’d be very surprised if Pepe Mel is under pressure at this moment,” he said. “I wouldn’t think for one minute that after six games they were (thinking about) bringing in a new manager.” Robin van Persie is fit to face West Brom even though he fell ill on international duty this week but fellow s triker Javier Hernandez is unavailable after he suffered a knee injury in Mexico’s friendly against Nigeria. Juan Mata returns after being cup-tied for United’s Champions League defeat to Olympiacos. Centre-back Phil Jones (hip) could return but Jonny Evans (calf) and winger Nani (hamstring) are doubtful. Under-pressure Albion head coach Mel reverted to his native Spanish to face the media about Nicolas Anelka’s recent ban and speculation over his own future in a tense press conference on Friday. Less than 24 hours before a crucial Premier League home game against United, Mel was forced to bat away questions relating to Anelka’s five-match ban for his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture as well as his own job security and reports of player unrest. Albion take on United at The Hawthorns knowing defeat could see them drop into the bottom three and deeper into the relegation mire. However, the match itself is not top of the news agenda, as Mel referred all questions about Anelka to the club while insisting he is confident about his own future and downplaying talk of dissent among the playing personnel. The Spaniard has recently used English in press conferences but opted to use an interpreter while under such scrutiny. “As I can imagine the questions, today I prefer to speak in Spanish,” he said. Asked about his position considering his failure to win in six matches since replacing Steve Clarke, Mel said: “My job depends on winning games and being a head coach is a risky business. “I came here extremely excited to do a good job and I’m certain that I’m going to carry this out.” Following reports of ‘showdown’ meetings with players, the former Real Betis boss was eager to stress such conversations are simply routine. “We’ve been here six weeks and had six meetings,” he said. “There was one this morning but it’s intelligent to try and adapt to the style of play that we want. “They are small things but they will make us better because the players will feel more comfortable. The players are the important ones, that are the coach’s bread and butter. “I’m the third coach at the club this season and it’s not been a pleasant situation this season. Winning games changes everything and we could all be here on Saturday evening smiling. “In football you should never look to the following game and we are totally convinced we can win against Manchester United.” Albion look likely to be without key midfielders Chris Brunt and James Morrison. Captain Brunt and fellow senior squad member Morrison both returned with knocks from international duty for Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively and will be assessed. Anelka will begin his five-match ban while right-back Billy Jones (torn hamstring) is out, but Stephane Sessegnon and Claudio Yacob are both back in contention. “He is a great trainer. He is first out and every day he does his best in training. “He always gives his best and that is why he will succeed.” Cleverley received the backing of England manager Roy Hodgson, who lashed out at those who had signed the petition. The midfielder did not feature for England in their friendly win over Denmark but he is fit for United’s game against West Brom on Saturday. A letter from Moyes to United season ticket holders came to light on Friday morning. In it, the Scot thanked the fans for their support during what he conceded was a sub-par season. Moyes repeated that message at his pre-match press conference. “We have great support,” he said. “The supporters understand the difficult period we are in and they are backing the players. Press Association David Moyes sprang to the defence of Tom Cleverley after an online petition was launched calling for the Manchester United midfielder to be excluded from England’s World Cup squad.last_img read more

The Latest: Meadows tests positive, Moncada back from virus

first_imgThe Latest: Meadows tests positive, Moncada back from virus The Mid-American Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to Sept. 3. The conference football season is also scheduled to begin that day. The conference said the decision will provide more time to provide for a safe return to competition.___The Cancun Challenge basketball tournament for men and women has been moved from Mexico to Melbourne, Florida, because of the coronavirus.The games will be played at Eastern Florida State College. Details on the fields and schedule will be released later. Last year’s event was held in late November.___ Associated Press AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. ___A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus.The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players.There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday. Training and practices can be conducted at the discretion of each school.Sports that are played in the spring won’t participate in any fall competition before Sept. 24, which includes baseball, beach volleyball, golf, rowing, softball and tennis.Men’s and women’s basketball, which are scheduled to start Nov. 10, aren’t affected.___Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, one of the NBA players who tested positive for COVID-19, says he has been wearing a mask at practice for two reasons: To help get in shape and to make his teammates comfortable he won’t spread the disease. The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season.The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday.Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.“Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.”___ Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time All-Star and batted .291 with 33 homers and 89 RBIs last season.Meadows had not been seen at Tropicana Field since working out with the Rays on July 3, the first day of summer camp.The 25-year-old is the second Tampa Bay player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow joined the team Tuesday after missing 11 days of summer camp.___Star third baseman Yoán Moncada rejoined the Chicago White Sox after missing the start of their summer camp because he contracted the coronavirus. The university on Thursday declined to identify those who tested positive for the virus, citing patient privacy and Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment regulations.The school is working with local health officials on contract tracing to notify anyone who came in close contact with the student athletes who were infected.___The West Coast Conference will delay the start of fall competition in all sports until Sept. 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league said Thursday that the affected sports are cross country, soccer and volleyball. The decision doesn’t apply to sports which aren’t sponsored by the league, including BYU and University of San Diego football. The Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.___The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition.The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA.The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. Brogdon was a late arrival in Orlando, Florida, after announcing June 24 that he had a positive test. He returned to practice for the first time Wednesday and intends to wear the mask until games start.“I feel really good,” Brogdon said. “My conditioning is not where I want it to be, of course. It’s not NBA shape. But I’ve heard people say I look more in shape than they thought I would. I will definitely be in shape by the time games start.”Coach Nate McMillan said the decision is entirely up to Brogdon.“He doesn’t have to do that,” McMillan said. “But we haven’t really thought about it (spreading) because of all the testing we have go through.”Brogdon also is coming back from a torn quad muscle in his thigh he suffered March 4. The Pacers had listed Brogdon as week to week when the season was suspended in mid-March. He also says he intends to carry a message on the back of his jersey though he declined to say what it will say.___A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week.In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights. “It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when determining if professional sporting events should take place in the jurisdiction, with or without spectators,” Juliano wrote. “We all want to see our teams back on their respective fields, but, frankly, this should not come at the expense of the health and safety of the people in their organizations and our community.” ___Organizers of the Cancun Challenge are moving this fall’s Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament to the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.They’re hoping the new venue will help keep athletes, coaches, staff members and fans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The arena is located six miles from Kennedy Space Center and seats approximately 1,500 fans.Last fall organizers announced the field would feature men’s teams from Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State and Purdue on Nov. 24-25 and women’s teams from Florida State, Houston, Iowa, Northeastern, Purdue, Toledo, Southern California and VCU on Nov. 26-28. Tennessee was added to the women’s field later.Final details about hotels, travel packages, teams and schedules have not been finalized, organizers say, and fans are being asked to wait to book trips until more details are available.center_img The coalition includes the top health officials from 30 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, including virtually every major league city. It noted that testing should not replace the quarantine of those diagnosed with COVID-19, and recommended that players and staff cooperate with contact tracing. Teams should report clusters of three or more positive cases that occur within a two-week period.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s reluctant to allow UConn’s football team to travel to states with high coronavirus infection rates this fall.UConn, which is scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference has road games scheduled at Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and San Jose State. Lamont said should the team travel to a state where infection rates remain high, Husky players would be subject to Connecticut’s 14-day quarantine rule upon their return to Storrs.“Gov. Lamont has done a tremendous job leading our state through this difficult time,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “We will continue to consult with his team and follow the guidance of state and public health officials to find the best path forward.” ___The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester.The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.___ ___Michigan State University is temporarily reducing salaries for athletic department employees under contract who make at least $100,000 to cope with the loss of revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The move announced Thursday will cost Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo just under $250,000 and football coach Mel Tucker a little more than a quarter million dollars based on a 7% cut in pay for employees making at least $500,000.Michigan State athletic Bill Beekman will reduce his $750,000 salary by 10%. Athletic department employees who make $100,000 to $149,999 will have their salaries reduced by 2%. The pay cuts will begin Sept. 1 and will end Aug. 31, 2021.___ July 16, 2020 Moncada revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on a video conference call with reporters. He said he didn’t experience any major symptoms but it was a difficult time for him and a little scary. He hopes to be ready for opening day July 24. ___The University of Northern Colorado has suspended athletic workout activities after a spate of positive cases of COVID-19, including among football players who have been advised to quarantine.There is no timeline for when the student athletes will be allowed to return to voluntary workouts at the campus about an hour north of Denver. Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule.“We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point. ___The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all.The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships.The league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time. The San Francisco 49ers and Giants are teaming with a health care company to distribute hundreds of thousands of cloth masks throughout the Bay Area to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.The two teams announced the plan Thursday to work with Dignity Health and their flagship radio station KNBR on the initiative to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign advocating wearing masks in public.The teams will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health’s logo that will be distributed at no charge to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The Giants masks are currently being distributed with the baseball season scheduled to start next week. The 49ers masks are set to be distributed starting next month.The initiative will start with 200,000 masks and could reach 500,000 if there is demand.“If we want to get back to the ballpark and get life back to life as normal this is a simple step,” 49ers CEO Jed York said about wearing masks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.last_img read more

Low-key 1000-meter race eases injury-prone Malone into season

first_img Published on January 29, 2013 at 1:05 am Contact Bryan: bwrubin@syr.edu Only six runners competed in the 1000-meter race at the Penn State National Open last weekend – three from Syracuse and three from Georgetown.The race at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track facility was originally supposed to host eight competitors before West Virginia and Johns Hopkins runners backed out. The smaller field made it just the kind of event Syracuse junior Molly Malone needed in her first 1000-meter race of the season.“It was kind of low-key compared to other races,” Malone said. “I think we did pretty well. It was the first 1000 I’ve done this season and I think it went well.”Malone’s third-place finish was a good starting point for her season in the 1000-meter race. She’s used to competing in the high-profile races – last season she took eighth in the 800-meter at the Big East championship and reached the national quarterfinal in the same race at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut now she’s injury-prone, battling tendinitis in her foot.Syracuse track and field coach Chris Fox has become accustomed to dealing with Malone’s injuries. He recognizes her potential – she holds the school record in the indoor 800-meter run (2:07.81) – but he also knows the importance of easing up her training.“With Molly, our first goal is keeping her healthy,” Fox said. “We are never really training (her) at the level we should, but she’s super talented and if you keep her healthy for four to five straight weeks, she’s really good.”In high school, she broke her sesamoid bone, a bone that holds the tendons and ligaments in the big toe together. She has been able to successfully run despite the injury, but this season it has flared up again.Every day before practice, Malone receives treatment in the training rooms in either Manley Field House or the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. The treatment allows her to train and practice at a level that keeps her in racing shape.“I don’t really feel it in the races because I’m in the racing zone,” Malone said. “But when you think in terms of training, it does affect me because I can’t get as good training under me.”Malone competes in both the 800-meter and 1000-meter, yet excels in the shorter race because of her strength and speed.“Her speed really makes her one of the best 800 runners on the team,” distance runner Lauren Penney said. “At the start she really goes for it and puts herself in the race, something really important in a race as short as the 800.”The 800-meter run is also easier for Malone to wrap her head around than the 1000-meter. The race is shorter and she doesn’t have to worry as much about her toe flaring up.While she is pleased to be in the Syracuse record books, Malone hopes to primarily stay healthy this season and ultimately break her own record.And after her third-place finish at Penn State, Malone is quietly getting back on track.“The record is nice to have, but I think I can do better,” Malone said. “Hopefully by tending to this injury now I can get there by outdoor season. It’s definitely a reachable goal.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Cornelia Fondren thrives in multiple spots for Syracuse using toughness and versatility

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Cornelia Fondren wrestled away an offensive rebound from a player in the post. Then another, and another. Six in total. The clock wasn’t running and the score didn’t matter. Fondren just kept getting rebounds.“Lay a body on her,” Syracuse assistant coach Tammi Reiss screamed to post players, some 8 inches taller than the 5-foot, 8-inch point guard by trade. “Box her out.”She was throwing her competition — all teammates — around. No one wanted a piece of her. A typical scrimmage made even more typical by the way Fondren dominated. It was nothing out of the ordinary, and there was nothing that could be done to contain one of the shortest and most valuable players Syracuse has.“The player I wouldn’t want to get in an alley with is Cornelia Fondren,” Reiss said. “She’s a beast in every aspect of the game. She just gets after it. You’re going to have to kill her to beat her.”It’s a toughness and versatility that makes Fondren stand out. She was recruited as a point guard, but has played four of five positions during the season and even played center during Syracuse’s trip to Europe this summer. With the return of Brittney Sykes into the starting lineup, Fondren has returned to the bench for her senior year, but the significance of her role isn’t diminished.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFondren finished second on Syracuse in rebounds, assists and steals as a junior. SU head coach Quentin Hillsman calls her the team’s most important player.“I’m everywhere on the court. That’s what I love to do,” Fondren said. “… I enjoy rebounding, I enjoy scoring, I enjoy getting steals and passing the ball to my teammates to get assists.”Fondren was physically sick on the court as her teammates kept asking her if she was OK. The middle schooler had a 105-degree fever, holding her head through the sickness and through the game.Her teammates would run to get her water. They were worried about her. “I’m OK,” she told them. “I’m good. I’m good.” Fondren refused to acknowledge anything was wrong until she went to the doctor after her team won.“When people be sick, they don’t want to push themselves,” said Fondren’s mother, Marilyn Partee. “She pushed herself to play.”Fondren began lifting weights as a freshman in high school, which built the strength that’s allowed her to thrive in multiple roles.Her teammates at Overton (Tennessee) High School called her, “The Mop,” because she was everywhere on the court.After starting every game of her collegiate freshman season at point guard and averaging 18.3 minutes per game, her role shrunk as a sophomore when she came off the bench and only averaged 12.1 minutes.But that’s when her career turned around as she returned to the starting lineup at shooting guard in 2014-15. Sykes battled back-to-back ACL tears and Fondren knew she had to step up in her junior year.“That’s when she started coming back as the real Cornelia,” Partee said.Fondren took charge of games, not only as a guard last season, but also as a forward due to Syracuse’s lack of depth. Her physicality and strength allowed her to stay relevant.She contributed in ways she never had before and helped SU to a 22-win season.“You put her down low, she can rebound. You can put her on top of our zone, on top of our press, she can get steals,” Hillsman said. “She’s just one of those players you have to account for.”Though Fondren knows she’s not that big by college standards, her strength is deceptive, teammate Alexis Peterson said.In three postseason games last season after guard Diamond Henderson tore her ACL, Fondren averaged 38.7 minutes and 16.7 points. Her performance hit an all-time high in the most important moments.In the Orange’s first-round NCAA tournament win over Nebraska, she tied for a team high with nine rebounds and two steals while committing zero fouls in 40 minutes.“You just aspire to be as tough and as strong as Corn is, physically,” Peterson said, “and be as hungry as she is when it comes to the offensive and defensive end.”And her success has carried into her senior year through just one game.Trailing by five entering the fourth quarter against Rhode Island on Friday night, Hillsman switched from his traditional 2-3 zone to a box-and-one defense. Fondren’s sole responsibility was to shut down the Rams’ Charise Wilson, who had 26 points up to that point.Wilson received a crosscourt pass on URI’s final possession and heaved a 3 to try and tie the game. It fell short, just like every other one she attempted in the game’s final 10 minutes.Fondren would start defending Wilson just a quarter of the way down the court and when she lurked behind the 3-point line, Fondren stuck her arm out to impede her motion.Syracuse left Rhode Island with a 57-54 season-opening victory and Fondren with another example of her dominance.“You get kids like that, with that mentality, you win games alone on grit, getting grimy and getting dirty,” Reiss said. “… And those are the kids you look for to be a part of your program because they’ll take you to the next level.” Comments Published on November 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

Commerce Chamber president stabbed in office

first_imgPresident of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Trinidad, Liaquat Ali, was stabbed by a man at his business place in Couva on Thursday.Ali, owner of Old Mac Agro Supplies Limited and Trinidad Parboil Limited, was taken to the Couva District Hospital and transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital.He was treated and discharged.Ali was at his business place located at Mc Bean Village, Couva, when he was approached by a man.The discussion became heated and the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Ali.Ramchand Rajbal Maraj, vice president of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber, said he was saddened by the incident.last_img

If Cardinals draft Kyler Murray, ripple effects will reach multiple leagues, sports

first_img Murray also will not be the last athlete to play both sports at the professional level. Tim Tebow, also a former Heisman Trophy winner, did not have sustained success in the NFL despite a memorable rookie season. Tebow, however, has made the trek through he minor leagues and is trying to crack the Mets’ major-league roster. Tebow would be a great story in majors, one MLB should be rooting for considering Tebow is one of the good guys in sports. It also is wise to leave that door open for Murray in case he flops in football — a long game, of sorts.Speaking of good guys, Larry Fitzgerald turns 36 in August. Would Murray prompt the future Hall of Fame wide receiver to play a little longer? Fitzgerald, who has 1,302 career catches, needs 22 more to reach 1,325, which will tie Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez for the second most catches behind Jerry Rice (1,549), a 49ers legend. Speaking of the 49ers, if the Cardinals were to draft Murray, then San Francisco would be in line to draft the player who previously had been considered the No. 1 pick.That was Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, who for this reason would have his NFL career linked to that of Murray if he were to go No. 2 in the draft. Bosa, however, would not be the only former Buckeye impacted by the Cardinals drafting Murray.Dwayne Haskins set Big Ten records last season and finished third in the Heisman voting. At 6-3, 231 pounds, he is considered the prototype when it comes to QB size. If Murray were to be selected over him, and if Murray were to succeed in Arizona, it would be interesting to see how that development affects QB evaluations in the future — even as early as next year.MOCK DRAFT: Four QBs picked in first roundWhat does that mean for Jalen Hurts? The QB who backed up Tua Tagovailoa at Alabama last season transferred and will follow Mayfield and Murray at Oklahoma. Some believe Hurts has no chance to play QB in the NFL. Some were saying the same thing about Murray before last season. If Murray were to be drafted by the Cardinals and have success as a rookie, among QBs in the 2020 NFL Draft class — which could include Tagovailoa, Georgia’s Jake Fromm and Oregon’s Justin Herbert — Hurts would have the most to gain. And he would at least get a chance in the NFL.That all spins back to Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, who was a walk-on QB behind Kingsbury at Texas Tech. Should the Cardinals draft Murray, Riley, 35, will have sent back-to-back Heisman Trophy-winning QBs to the NFL as the No. 1 overall pick. That’s unprecedented, and it makes the fact that Kingsbury might try Murray that much more interesting. The impact could be seen in the NFL right away.We are talking as soon this season, when the Cardinals will play the Browns in Arizona. Imagine the NFL schedule release giving us Mayfield vs. Murray as part of the annual “Monday Night Football” doubleheader in Week 1 — this one to kick off the NFL’s 100th season.MORE: What could Cards get in Rosen deal? Sporting News’ latest mock draft indeed has Arizona taking taking Murray. If that were to happen, then there would be a chain reaction that impacts multiple professional sports leagues and levels of football, not to mention several players and coaches in those sports.IYER: Murray, Cardinals just can’t hide the loveNew Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury would back up his own foreshadowing. On Oct. 28, 2018, Kingsbury, then the coach at Texas Tech, said he would draft Murray with the No. 1 pick if given the chance. His doing so now would confirm that he will get to design his own offense in Arizona. Kingsbury was a risky hire, but he also is recognized as one of the best offensive minds through all levels of football. The coach’s success or failure would be directly tied to Murray.If Murray were to be drafted No. 1, then Josh Rosen likely would be traded. There are a handful of teams that should investigate a potential deal. Rosen makes equal sense in Washington as the starter and in New England as the heir apparent to Tom Brady — that shows how much wiggle room the Cardinals have, and the wide range of franchises that could be impacted by Murray going No. 1.Cardinals general manager Steve Keim’s job hinges on this decision, too. Keim last made headlines when he was arrested on a DUI charge in July and suspended by the team. Drafting Murray No. 1 would be a move that goes against the grain.The Cardinals would be sending a message to their own players in dumping one franchise QB for another after just one season. Rosen was taken with the No. 10 pick last year and made 13 starts on a team that was doomed from the beginning. Is that where the level of patience stands in today’s NFL? Or does it lend credence to an evolving trend with a certain Power 5 conference?MORE: Why your team should trade for RosenThe Big 12 was the breeding ground for a couple of the best young current NFL QBs. Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield both played for Kingsbury at Texas Tech. Mayfield, of course, transferred to Oklahoma and preceded Murray. Mahomes led the NFL with 50 TD passes last season in his first year as starter. Mayfield broke the single-season rookie record with 27 TDs passes. If Murray were to have success in Arizona early, then the Big 12 could become an even more trendy medium for QB development.Of the QBs who finished between Mahomes and Mayfield in TD passes last season, former No. 1 pick Jared Goff is the only one who will not be older than 30 in 2019. Goff and the Rams reached the Super Bowl from the NFC West, where the Cardinals would be competing in the division with the league’s most interesting QB/coach combinations. Goff and Sean McVay are the standard. Russell Wilson, paired with Pete Carroll, has answered the questions about QBs 6-0 or shorter ahead of Murray. The 49ers were the “it” team last offseason with Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan. That all translates to a hyper-interesting division. It would be much more interesting than, say, the American League West.The Murray decision remains a hit to MLB considering he chose football over baseball after it was assumed the Athletics’ first-round pick would play in their minor-league system. Murray even bristled at Bryce Harper’s 13-year, $330 million contract. MLB now might need to reform its minor-league setup to entice prospects to stick with baseball. Murray will not be the last athlete to have to choose between football and baseball. Kyler Murray talk dominated the 2019 NFL Combine, and the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma didn’t even throw a football.Murray created headlines with his measurements and his answers to media questions. On top of that, rumors that the Cardinals are considering drafting him with the No. 1 overall pick are swirling. What if that becomes reality?center_img It all makes too much sense.That is the Kyler Murray Effect, and it would start the second NFL commissioner Roger Goodell belts out the phrase. “With the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft … “Don’t say we didn’t prepare you for what comes next.last_img read more

Pioneer League basketball brackets released; Wellington girls embark on Haven Tourney; Conway Springs girls win…

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Midweek basketball report including year end Pioneer League Middle School Tournament brackets to be held next weekend, and updates of the Sumner County high school teams going into this weekend.Pioneer League Tournament brackets releasedThe seventh and eighth grade boys and girls Wellington Knight basketball teams will be participating in their season ending tournament starting Feb. 6 that will carry through to next week if they are successful.The girls tournaments will be played at Winfield while the boys will be playing at Arkansas City.The full brackets for the girls tournaments can be found here and the boys tournaments here.The Wellington seventh grade girls are the No. 1 seed in the six-team tournament and will await the winner of #4 Winfield and No. 5 Mulvane at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. If they win they will play at 5 p.m. Monday.The Wellington eighth grade girls are No. 2 and received a first round bye. They will play the winner of #3 Mulvane and #6 Clearwater at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.The Wellington eighth boys are No. 1 seed and will get a first round bye. They will play the winner of #4 El Dorado and #5 Ark City at 11:30 a.m. The eighth grade boys are No. 4 seed and will play #5 Mulvane in the first round at 9 a.m. Saturday. If they win they will play No. 1 Ark City at 11:30 a.m.Wellington girls The Lady Dukes finally get back to action in the first round of the Haven Tournament, after what seems like an eternity since their last game, a 65-27 win over El Dorado on Jan. 15. The full bracket can be found here.Wellington was hoping to make it 10-0 against the Chaparral Roadrunners, who is 1-9. They squared off at 3 p.m. today.If Wellington won, the Crusaders will play the winner of Kingman and Cheney on Friday at 6 p.m. in the semifinals.This will be a good tournament. Five teams come into the tournament with winning records. Interesting to note, the Goddard girls will be playing in the tournament as well and is the No. 2 seed with a 7-1 record. That team is coached by former Wellington girls basketball coach Kevin Hackerott.Wellington boysThe Gentleman Dukes have the week off after finishing second in the Chaparral Tournament Saturday. The 6-6 Crusaders won’t get back to play until Tuesday, Feb. 2 when Buhler comes to town. They will then travel to Augusta on Friday, Feb. 5.Conway Springs girls, Belle Plaine girlsBoth Sumner County Central Plains League teams are playing in the Sedgwick Tournament. Conway Springs won its tournament opener to Inman 26-23 Tuesday and will battle Canta-Galva at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Saturday will be the finals.Belle Plaine girls lost to Fairfield 55-23 on Tuesday. and battled Wichita Independent today in consolation play.Conway Springs boysThe Cardinals, still basking in their Chaparral Tournament Championship, will be hosting Garden Plain in their first meeting of the season. This will be a non-league game. Conway Springs is 11-1 and haven’t lost in 2016.Belle Plaine boys The Dragons went 1-2 in the Chaparral Tournament. The Dragons will not play until they host Wichita Trinity on Tuesday.Oxford boys The Oxford boys traveled to Cedar/Vale Dexter for a non-league contest Tuesday and lost 47-44. The box score is as follows: CVD       15   12   11   9    47Oxford     6    14   10  14   44Scoring for Oxford: Clements 5, Vaughn 3, Perrin 8, Reuter 4, Shimkus 4, Eichelberger 4, Hunt 18. CVD — Sweaney 7, Berkley 7, Adkins 8, Call 7, Marker 13, Rhodd 5. 3 PT FG: Oxford: 1 (Clements 1) CVD: 4 (Marker 3, Sweaney 1) FT: Oxford: 7/11 CVD: 7/13Coach Kyle Green comments:“We did make shots early in this game, got great looks, didn’t finish. Put ourselves in a hole in the first quarter, but we battled back. This team doesn’t quit getting after it and that’s one thing I’m very thankful for. We had a chance down 1 a couple times in the 4th and just couldn’t get a shot to fall and we had great looks. Had a shot at the end to win it as well, kids executed the set perfectly, but it wasn’t meant too be. We put ourselves in a position to win and that’s all I can ask. We will be at home Friday vs. Central Burden for homecoming.”Caldwell boysThe Bluejays, who placed third in the SCBL Tournament, couldn’t get past Argonia on Tuesday losing 54-42, despite getting 15 points from Colten Ward. The box score is as follows:Argonia 54, Caldwell 42 — 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 Comments 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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 comments 4 8 Argonia Caldwell 5 42 10 10 11 20 9 Caldwell – Volavka 2, Rice 2, Bruey 1, Risley 11, Brown 5, Ward 15, Schmidt 2, Dierking 4.Argonia – Koerner 10, Hemberger 24, Pierce 4, Dolley 16. Caldwell hosts West Elk this Friday.———Argonia boysThe Red Raiders have been a baffling bunch as of late. Once a top 10 ranked team, Argonia finished fifth in the SCBL Tournament. But now the Red Raiders appear to be back in the swing of things with its 54-42 victory over Caldwell Tuesday.Seth Hemberger scored 24 points for the Red Raiders Friday.Argonia, winners of three straight, hosts Sedan Friday night. Sedan was the SCBL Tournament Champions.———Caldwell, Argonia girls The Bluejay girls defeated Argonia 32-29 Friday. The box score for that game was:Caldwell 32, Argonia 29 — Argoniacenter_img — 32 11 13 54 11 29 5 Caldwell Caldwell – Ward 7, S. Schmidt 2, Bruey 4, Kt. Schmidt 4, Stuewe 9, Ohnemiller 2, Lebeda 2, Blake 2.Argonia – Booker 2, Thompson 2, Vineyard 16, Tracy 9.Follow us on Twitter. 8 4 12 — 16last_img read more