Tennessee Tech scorer Henderson transfers to Syracuse, team announces

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 20, 2014 at 12:21 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Diamond Henderson is transferring to Syracuse from Tennessee Tech, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman announced in a SU Athletics release on Friday. Henderson, a guard, averaged 19.7 points per game last season for the Golden Eagles, and was the team’s leading scorer by more than nine points per game. She has one year of eligibility remaining and can play immediately. “Diamond is a very explosive scorer and a tough defender with the ability to change a game on both ends of the floor,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said in the release. “Her skill set and experience at the Division I level will make her an immediate impact player this upcoming season.”Henderson also averaged 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 2013-14. She was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team after ranking third in the conference in scoring. With Brittney Sykes’ status still in question after tearing her ACL and meniscus in the team’s NCAA tournament first-round game, Henderson’s scoring ability will begin to fill the potential void. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I am honored and excited to be a part of the Syracuse family,” Henderson said in the release. “I am delighted to be able to contribute to the women’s basketball program while furthering my education at this prestigious university.” Commentslast_img read more

UW men’s hockey secures first win of season

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team has had a lot of learning moments since the season began, but had not translated those lessons into a win before this weekend.However, a loss away from tying the worst start in program history, the Badgers (1-8-1 overall) finally overcame their slow start and knocked off Ferris State 5-3 Saturday night at the Kohl Center.Like the first nine games of the season, the series finale against the Bulldogs (7-7-1) featured its fair share of ups and downs and adversity for UW to battle through. After trailing twice in the first period-and-a-half and giving up a third period lead for the second night in-a-row, Wisconsin seized an opportunity five minutes and 29 seconds into the final period to take the lead for good.In the final seconds of a power play, UW’s Grant Besse entered the zone along the right wing boards. Besse had the puck swept off his stick, but Joseph LaBate retrieved it on the right goal line and backhanded a pass into the slot. Badgers’ freshman defenseman Jack Dougherty was the only one in the vicinity of the puck and blasted a slap shot over the left shoulder of Bulldogs goaltender CJ Motte for what ended up being the game-winning goal.“It was a really weird play, I saw a rolling puck and I figured I could somewhat put it where I wanted to,” Dougherty said of his goal. “I just let it go, and there was a guy kind of close so I figured I might as well put a little quick release on it, and it happened to go in.”Wisconsin dug itself an early hole in the game, allowing a goal just three minutes and 54 seconds into the opening frame. But as was the occasion throughout the contest, UW fought back and scored its inaugural first period goal of the season to tie the game at one a little more than eight minutes later courtesy of Besse, who had two goals in the game.As head coach Mike Eaves discussed after the game, Wisconsin benefited from winning smaller battles throughout the game.“The thing that our guys did is they built on little victories during the course of the game, and we kept building and we got stronger as the game went on,” Eaves said. “You could feel the energy on the bench increase as the game went along.”Wisconsin went into the second period with the score knotted at one, but again Ferris State struck back and took the lead at the 7:22 mark of the second. This time though, the Badgers answered the goal immediately with one of their own when freshman Corbin McGuire netted his first career goal on assists from Matt Ustaski and Jake Linhart just 37 seconds later.Wisconsin notched another goal with just one minute and 44 seconds left in the second to take the lead into the locker room going into the third period for the second consecutive night.However, the Bulldogs scored first in the final period just like they had done in the previous two to tie the score for the third time. But after that goal two minutes and nine seconds in, Wisconsin answered yet again with Dougherty’s goal three minutes later to gain the lead along with the highest scoring output of the season to date.Besse would seal the Badgers’ first win with an empty netter in the final two minutes, while UW goaltender Joel Rumpel tallied 30 saves to earn his 50th career victory.“You watch a lot of pro athletes that when they haven’t scored for a while and they get that goal, they reach back and drop the monkey off their back,” Eaves said. “We can do that collectively as a group tonight because of the win.”Despite not registering a win Friday night, the Badgers ended their season-opening losing streak at eight with a tie against the Bulldogs.Unlike Saturday night’s high scoring affair, the first game of the series featured a goaltending battle between Wisconsin’s Rumpel and Ferris State’s Motte.Wisconsin outshot the Bulldogs 8-7 in the opening frame, and Motte made several impressive saves, including one with the toe of his right pad to keep the game scoreless after the first 20 minutes.Then in the second, Ferris State took control of the game and had 11 shots on Rumpel, which included several quality scoring chances. Rumpel, a Hobey Baker award finalist a season ago, came up big for his team with saves on each of those 11 shots and had some big glove stops to keep up his end of the shutout.Wisconsin took the lead a little more than two minutes into the final period, but the Bulldogs seized control of the game for the remainder of regulation into overtime. The Badgers mustered just three more shots after their goal, and although Ferris State scored at 7:29 to tie the game at one, Rumpel came up huge to help the Badgers salvage the tie.After the series finale Saturday, Eaves assessed the senior netminder’s play over the two games.“It was good all weekend,” Eaves said. “You can just put an A+ for his efforts this weekend. He was there when we needed him. Again, Joel is going to cover up a lot of mistakes that we make in front of him and he did that a lot tonight for us. He was a big part of the equation in asserting the victory.”Not only did Rumpel stop the 17 shots between the third period and overtime to give the Badgers their first non-loss of the year, but he also stonewalled each of the Bulldogs’ three chances in the shootout to conclude one of his better performances of the season.With an all-around effort from Rumpel and what had been an anemic offense, UW finally got into the win column this weekend, hoping to build off the triumph and make another turnaround from a slow start to the season.“It’s been a long time coming,” forward Matt Paape said. “I know we’ve got a young team, but hats off to the young guys and the older guys for sticking through it, staying together, keep battling against each other each week in practice. It was definitely a good win for us, and it was nice to be able to earn it.”last_img read more

Ohio State has great response to Chase Winovich’s ‘mirage’ talk

first_imgOhio State fans had fun with the comment and openly made fun of it on social media.A 23-point mirage, huh? https://t.co/4lAOtTmxxX— Bucknuts (@Bucknuts247) December 9, 2018mkay, bro https://t.co/1OlLadRzL4— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) December 9, 2018And fan reactions are great, but the reaction got turned up Tuesday when Ohio State’s official Twitter account mocked the quote with a subtweet as well, using a “Saturday Night Live” sketch as a base for the joke.Was it just a mirage? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/BqnwmOPTdl— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 11, 2018We’re already looking forward to The Game in 2019. The Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry has crossed from the football field to social media.To catch you up, we must first cover a quote from Michigan defensive lineman Chase Winovich. He was named the team MVP at the Wolverines’ awards ceremony over the weekend, and while speaking to reporters referred to the Ohio State loss as a “mirage.” MORE: Sporting News 2018 All-Americans”I would say to any recruit or any potential guy who sees what happened in the Ohio State game and is persuaded against coming to Michigan because of that, I would say that alone is a mirage. And you should not be fooled,” Winovich said. “What we’ve built here and what we’ll continue to build is a powerhouse. That’s the Michigan I’m leaving. A Michigan that’s competitive in its trajectory.”last_img read more

Elvir Baljić is the New Coach of Kardemir Karabukspor

first_imgElvir Baljić will lead Turkish second league team Kardemir Karabukspor for the next two years.Yesterday at the club in Karabuk, Baljić signed a contract for a period of one year, with a possibility to extend it for the same period.“I’m very happy for coming to Karabuk. I’m here to succeed, and I hope that we will succeed together. I’m hoping that we will bring the team on the place that it deserves, but we have to put a lot of effort in it. Our goal is clear, and it is the placement in the Super League of Turkey and I think that we will succeed and delight the management and the fans,” said Baljić after signing the contract with Kardemir Karabukspor.Former B&H international player spent major part of his playing career in Turkey, and played, among others, for the Istanbul giants Fenerbahce and Glatasaray. He was wearing jerseys of Real Madrid, Sarajevo, Zeljeznicar etc.Baljić was the assistant of Head coach Safet Susic in the coaching staff of the National team of B&H and one of the meritorious for the only placement of the Dragons on the major tournament – the World Cup that was held last year in Brazil.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Watch the ‘frying pan challenge’ that Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi attempted! Can you…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@Leander/@Maheshbhupathi)Advertisement 3byrz5NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsvxdkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebfv6w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nghtWould you ever consider trying this?😱8rgCan your students do this? 🌚6og68Roller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has put a halt on sports activity all over the world, and athletes, now confimed in self-isolation away from training grounds, are coming up with interesting new ways to train and keep themselves fit, and some are taking to social media to share with their fans. Recently, tennis ace Roger Federer poste about his drill on Twitter, and Indian tennis legend Leander Paes has shared his training routine too, but with a frying pan instead of a tennis racket, naming it ‘#FryingPanChallenge’, and his former doubles teammate Mahesh Bhupathi gives it a go!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@Leander/@Maheshbhupathi)On Wednesday, Leander Paes shared a clip on his official Twitter, where he was hitting a tennis ball on the wall repeatedly with a frying pan. Naming it ‘Frying Pan Challenge’, the 46 year old nominated all of his followers and other icons of the Indian sporting fraternity to take up the chalenge.“Here’s a challenge for you guys while we’re in lockdown! How many can you do?” Paes wrote in the caption, “I’m challenging all of you out there. Send in your entries with the #FryingPanChallenge, tag me, and I’ll share the best few! 😁#TennisAtHome #StayHomeStaySafe #NoLookVolley #LockdownChallengeAdvertisement Check out the video here-As the official Twitter handle of ATP Tour shared Paes’s challenge, fellow tennis stalwart and Paes’s former teammate Mahesh Bhupathi was quick to notice his partner’s amazing juggle skills, and retweeted with: “Guy can volley with anything 😳😇“Paes replied back, crediting the contribution of their mentors for the skill, and also asked Bhupathi to join in for the challenge.Bhupathi was quick to follow up, who joined in the challenge, but with a smaller frying pan, as looking at the camera proved to be a little difficult for the 45 year old.“@Leander here you go, I tried your no look, talking to the camera version but I don’t have that kind of skill so I went down in size to a mini frying pan to make it challenging 😇🎾 🍳” Bhupathi tweeted his clip.India is currently under a 21-day nationwide lockdown, which will be in effect till 14th April. There has been 6,412 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India, and the death toll is at 199.Also read-Roger Federer tags Virat Kohli, The Rock and others in home work out video!Mahesh Bhupathi’s 2-year-old niece brightens up bleak times with her message to Covid-19  Advertisementlast_img read more

Former ACB and NBA player Robert Archibald dies at 39

first_imgAfter that, the British went through Phoenix Suns (2003), Orlando Magic (2003) and Toronto Raptors (2003-04) before joining Valencia Basket in 2004. After playing only seven games with the taronja fichó for the Italian Scavolini Pesaro , and in 2005 he returned to the Endesa League with Joventut.In his two seasons with the ‘Penya’ he averaged 7.4 points and 3.8 rebounds and conquered the FIBA ​​EuroChallenge. Azovmash Mauripol (2007-2008), Unicaja Málaga (2008-11) and CAI Zaragoza (2011-12) were his next teams before retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.All his teams have shown their regret for his death, of which the causes are still unknown. “Terrible news. Our former player Robert Archibald dies at 39. From Unicaja Basketball we want to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. DEP,” said the Malaga entity.“Robert Archibald has left us at the age of 39, former player of the Joventut Badalona Club between 2005 and 2007. We are dismayed by this terrible news. We want to express our deepest condolences to family and friends,” said the Catalan club.Casademont Zaragoza also expressed his “sadness” for the death of the Scotsman, as did Valencia Basket, who highlighted the “pity” of losing such a young man. Image: Reuters The Scottish expivot played in clubs like Valencia, Unicaja or ZaragozaIn the NBA he played, among others, in Memphis, where he coincided with Pau Gasolcenter_img The Scottish expivot Robert Archibald, who played in clubs such as Valencia Basket, Joventut, Unicaja Málaga or Zaragoza, has died this morning at 39.Archibald, the first Scot to play in the NBA, trained at the University of Illinois and debuted in the best basketball league in the world with Memphis Grizzlies, in 2002, coinciding as ‘rookie’ with Pau Gasol.last_img read more

SFP six-a-side football final today

first_img Third-place play-off At 3 p.m., Miles and Henley will meet in the third-place play-off. The day’s activity will start at 2:30 p.m. when the under-15 youth teams of Ashoka and Miles will meet in a junior talent exposure game. Andre Hickling of Miles, Gavin McKay of Malhatra and Akeem Peterson of Youths United are the competition’s leading scorers with three goals each. Defending champions Eurotrend will be looking to create history in the 2016 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football competition by becoming the first team to win the title twice when they oppose Ashoka in tomorrow’s final at 451 Spanish Town Road (Waterhouse) opposite Wray & Nephew starting at 4.00 p.m. Eurotrend defeated 2015 beaten finalists Miles 2-1 on the back of a double strike from Kevin Romans, with Jermaine Gardener scoring for Miles in semi-final two. Ashoka, meanwhile, clipped Henley 5-4 on penalties after the scores were locked 0-0 in regulation and extra time. The winner of today’s final will receive $150,000. Incidentally, host Fraser-Pryce actually grew up on Ashoka Road in the Waterhouse community.last_img read more

Kandakai in Sectional Q-Finals

first_imgLiberia’s 13-year-old tennis gem, Saah Kandakai has reached the quarterfinals in his first Sectional Tennis Tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States.Saah’s participation in the Sectional Tournament is owing to his ability level.Prior to his sectional tennis debut, New Jersey.com said in March-2014, Saah participated in the National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton (NJTLT), sponsored by Noah Lilienthal, a 14-year-old nationally ranked tennis player.According to the website, Lilienthal expressed his elation of helping Saah who he described as his friend.“I realize how much opportunity I have, because my parents help me around to play tournaments,” Lilienthal said. “Some kids don’t have that opportunity. The goal was to take him to tournaments with my mom and I, so he could have opportunities that he would otherwise not have.”The NJ.com said: “With the help of NJTLT staff, he (Saah) is driven to a Princeton University clinic twice a week with Lilienthal and supplements that with the NJTLT’s Ashe program.”Saah, an eighth-grader at the St. Michael Catholic High School, left for the USA on June 26, 2013 for tennis training at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Naples, Florida through the help of the Mamba Point Hotel and the Oceano Casino.In 2012, Saah was also sent to Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain.Mamba Point Hotel manager, Bsaibes Thawty said his support to Saah is aimed to help him become a professional player.Mrs. Anna Bsaibes, of Mamba Point Hotel, also said: “We are going to develop this young and talented tennis star’s skills at one of the world’s best tennis academies where such great stars like Roger Federar, Rafael Nadah and Andy Murray attended.”Saar’s father is International Tennis federation, ITF Level 2 coach. He introduced his son to the sport at age 5, at the Buduburam Refugee Center in Ghana.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Family comes together to raise money for MS research

first_img“When you find out that your wife is sick and there’s no cure, all you hope for is some miracle to give life to the person you love,” said Ramiro, who also will walk next weekend to raise money to fight MS. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, inflammatory disease that strikes the central nervous system. Its symptoms include pain, visual problems, muscle weakness and difficulties with coordination and speech, among others. Moreno said her mother’s case was severe. “Just when we thought there was no possible way for her to get worse, the disease found some way to surprise us,” she recalled. Years later, when she learned about the MS Walk through a former employer, Moreno decided the fundraiser would be the perfect tribute to the woman whose family knew her as a devoted and hard-working mother and wife. WHITTIER – Fighting multiple sclerosis is a family affair for Rebecca Moreno and her relatives. Moreno, 45, of Whittier has spent the past 11 years recruiting family members to volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual MS Walk on April 14 at UC Irvine. This year, Moreno’s team, Aurora’s Legacy, is made up of 28 members of her family. They will walk in memory of her mother, Aurora Legaspi, who died of MS in 1974 at the age of 43. Her widower, Ramiro Legaspi, 81, said Aurora was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1972, at a time when medical experts were still in the learning stages about the disease. Now family members from Whittier, Pasadena, San Dimas and as far away as Chula Vista come together each year to walk in the fundraiser. “It’s like a big family reunion,” said Moreno’s son, Michael Moreno, 19. Evan Ramirez, 9, Moreno’s nephew, first participated in the walk when he was still in the womb. His mother, Julie Ramirez, walked while pregnant with him. “The first time I did it, I thought it was just for exercise,” he said. “Then I started really getting into it, and now I understand why we do it.” This year, more than 4,000 volunteers are expected at the MS Walk, organizers said. Moreno said her family hopes to raise at least $1,000 through sponsorships. “When we first started, there was a good amount of people walking,” said Ramiro Legaspi. “The sickness has spread out so much that the support they get is also growing.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024last_img read more

Croatia’s Vida escapes ban over pro-Ukraine celebration

first_imgCroatia will play England in the semi-final on Wednesday and some Russian officials had called on football governing body FIFA to take tough disciplinary measures.The ponytailed 29-year-old shouted “Glory to Ukraine!” in a video posted by former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic shortly after the dramatic finale in Sochi.Vida used to play for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev. Vukojevic also played for the club and now works for them as a scout.FIFA said it had studied the video and decided to issue a warning to Vida but not take any further measures.“We can confirm that FIFA’s disciplinary committee has sent a warning to the player Domagoj Vida due to his video statement,” a spokesman told AFP.“Glory to Ukraine!” was a slogan of the former Soviet republic’s pro-EU revolution that toppled a Russian-backed president in 2014.The revolt was condemned as illegal by Moscow and sparked a crisis in relations between the two neighbouring states.It was followed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and a pro-Kremlin separatist war in eastern Ukraine that has claimed more than 10,000 lives.Vukojevic added in the video: “This victory is for Dynamo (Kiev) and for Ukraine! Croatia onwards!”The clip was picked up by Russian state media and drew condemnation from some officials.“Such actions should be punished,” parliament’s sports committee member Dmitry Svishchyov told the RIA Novosti state news agency.“Political, nationalist and racist slogans are not welcome at the World Cup.”Vida issued a statement distributed by Croatia’s football federation after the FIFA ruling calling the entire incident a misunderstanding.“I regret that some media representatives have interpreted our communication in such a manner,” he said.“It was definitely no political message, but a simple thank you for all the support from Ukraine, where Vukojevic and I spent a number of years.”He had earlier told Russian media that the message was “just a joke”.Croatia’s football federation added that the players’ message was “intended for their friends in Ukraine”.“Nonetheless, the Croatian football federation has pointed out to both Vida and Vukojevic, as well as all other internationals, to refrain from any messages that could be politically interpreted in the future,” it said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia defender Domagoj Vida dedicated his country’s win over World Cup hosts Russia in the quarter-finals to Ukraine © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 8 – Croatia defender Domagoj Vida escaped a FIFA ban on Sunday after posting a clip dedicating his country’s victory over Russia in the World Cup quarter-final to Ukraine.Vida scored an extra-time goal and one of Croatia’s penalties in a 4-3 shootout win over the World Cup hosts in Sochi on Saturday.last_img read more