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Team Nigeria Leads as Curtain Falls on African Cycling Cup

first_imgTeam Nigeria gold medalists are Tawakalt Yakeem who garnered two in the junior women’s individual pursuit and sprint events while Bethel Okeyah got the gold medals in the men’s junior individual pursuit, sprint and the point race events.The other three gold medals came from Mary Samuel in the women’s point race, Rita Oven in the elite women’s Sprint and Qodri Ajibade who beat other riders in the elite men’s point race.The cynosure of all eyes was former junior world champion, Ebtissam Zayed of Egypt who beat all in her category, the women’s individual pursuit in style to the admiration of all.The three-day championship ends today as both the President of the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC), Dr. Mohamed Wagih Azzam and the President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Giandomenico Masari commended all the cyclists for their performances so far in the first track competition in Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After two days of action at the maiden edition of the All African Track Cycling Championship at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja yesterday, Team Nigeria amassed a total of 14 gold, 24 silver and 4 bronze medals to lead other countries so far.Egypt follows in second place with 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals while Morocco is currently in third position with a gold and silver each.Burkina Faso and Burundi have also recorded medals with the Burkinabe team grabbing 5 bronze while Burundi a have two bronze.last_img read more

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Thomas earns ACC, Top Drawer honors after shutting out Virginia

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior defender Skylar Thomas was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week and was picked to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. Both honors were announced Tuesday.Thomas played 90 minutes at right center back in a 1-0 win over Binghamton on Sept. 23 and on Saturday, he played the full match and scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over then-No. 2 Virginia.Thomas’ header goal in the 31st minute off a Julian Buescher corner kick gave SU its first win over a Top-10 team since Oct. 17, 2001.No. 9 Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 ACC) will take on Colgate (4-3-1, 1-0 Patriot) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on September 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Syracuse rounds out 2016-17 recruiting class with signing of 4 guards

first_img Comments Published on November 17, 2015 at 7:53 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Syracuse announced the signings of four players for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday night. Five-foot-10 guard Gabrielle Cooper out of Marian Catholic (Illinois) High School, 5-foot-9 guard Desiree Elmore from Hartford, Connecticut, 5-foot-10 guard Alisha Kebbe out of Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) High School  and 5-foot-8 guard Kiara Smith from Forestville, Maryland will join the Orange next season.The Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report cites SU’s recruiting class as the 25th-best in the country, according to the release. Elmore is the only five-star recruit of Syracuse’s four signees to be and the Capital Prep (Connecticut) guard is slotted at No. 50 in the espnW HoopGurlz top 100. She’s the No. 13 ranked guard in her class, and is the first five-star espnW HoopGurlz top 100 ranked player to come to Syracuse since current guards Brittney Sykes and Brianna Butler did.“She can do it all,” head coach Quentin Hillsman told Cuse.com. “She can score from all spots on the floor, defend four positions, and is extremely versatile. She scores in bunches and rebounds in traffic.”Cooper and Kebbe were dubbed three-star recruits by espnW HoopGurlz and ranked the 25th-best guards in their class. Smith currently attends the same high school Hillsman did, Forestville Military Academy (Maryland). She missed the entire 2014-15 season with an injury according to Cuse.com, but Hillsman described her as a “big point guard with tremendous toughness.”“Going into this class, we just wanted to make sure that we filled some holes,” Hillsman told Cuse.com. “As we look back on this class and the players that we have coming in, we definitely have players that can step in for us right away.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse football opponent preview: North Carolina State

first_imgJerod Fernandez vs. Zaire FranklinCreate bar chartsBig NumbersNumber of turnovers the Wolfpack has conceded this year — lowest in the ACC and fifth-best in the country.Number of touchdowns fullback/tight end Jaylen Samuels has scored this season. He leads the team in receiving yards and scores. Comments Positional ComparisonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textJacoby Brissettt vs. Zack MahoneyCreate bar charts Dravious Wright vs. Cordell Hudson Create bar charts Dakwa Nichols vs. Jordan Fredericks Create bar charts Team ComparisonSyracuse vs. North Carolina State Create bar charts Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 21, 2015 at 9:25 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Jumichael Ramos vs. Steve IshmaelCreate bar charts Overviewlast_img

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Fan reactions from Syracuse’s NIT opener against UNC-Greensboro

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Men’s soccer looks to get back on track against St. John’s

first_imgThe young University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (1-4-0) hopes to get back on track this week.After falling to Rutgers last Friday and losing twice on their last road trip, the Badgers are preparing for another tough East Coast team to come to Madison.Although Wisconsin currently starts four freshmen, the new players are beginning to play well together, which began to show in their Big Ten opener last week against Rutgers.“We made great strides last week going into the Rutgers game. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the result, but the performance was better, and we are looking for continued improvement this week,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said.The strong back line of St. John’s will also test the Badgers’ offense. If UW wants to try to attack the defense, they will have to match the intensity of the road team.“They’re a program that believes in hard work and intensity,” Trask said. “We’ve got to, hopefully, at least compete at their level if not more.”The Badgers demonstrated they have the intensity to play a full 90 minutes in last week’s game when they fought and scored a tying goal in the 88th minute.On top of the intensity that St. John’s will bring, they have always been an organized and disciplined team. That makes it all the more important that Wisconsin possesses the ball cleanly and makes smart decisions in their attack to create gaps and opportunities to score.Trask is trying to have the team play cohesively, which is noticeable on the offensive end so far.Offensively, freshman forward Mark Segbers and another freshman forward, Tom Barlow, have been on the same page, scoring six goals combined so far this season. In the last game, the two scored both goals on through balls that allowed them to get behind the defenders.“Two balls through last week changed the game with their pace and their technique,” senior defender David Caban said.Not only are those two guys quick, but they also have the chemistry from playing club soccer together in Missouri for many years.“Our biggest advantage is in our frontrunners, Mark [Segbers] and Tom [Barlow],” redshirt junior Carl Schneider said. “We have a ton of speed, and defenses have trouble working with their chemistry and their speed.”The Badgers know their advantage lies up front with the young speedsters, so the team will attempt to find a way to get the ball to the players with opportunities to score. Expect UW to push the midfielders up field and pressure St. John’s defensive line.It hasn’t just been the offense that has been steadily improving. The Badgers’ defense has been working better together as the season continues.Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Casey Beyers had an impressive showing last weekend against Rutgers with nine saves, and he will want to have another good game against St. John’s this weekend to keep Wisconsin in the game.Wisconsin will try to wear them down on both the offensive and defensive ends to get more opportunities.“They’ll definitely be an organized team,” Caban said. “In past years, they’ve always been well organized, well disciplined; they will be hard to play through. If we can make one more play than they can, that’s all we need.”The organization of a team like St. John’s can frustrate opponents, but Wisconsin intends on keeping their composure and constantly attacking if they want opportunities.On the defensive end, the Badgers are focusing on making more plays that will give them more chances on the offensive end and make life easier on Beyers.“Last game, we felt like we left the other team off the sideline way too much, and this week, we are focusing on pinning them to a side, winning the ball and going [up field] from there,” Schneider said.The Badgers have given up 11 goals in five games this season, indicative of the inconsistency of the starting lineup and many new faces getting adjusted to the system.As the defense comes together, Wisconsin expects better results that will put the Badgers back in the win column.Wisconsin takes on St. John’s at 7 p.m. Friday at the McClimon Complex.last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Attention Senior Females – $500 scholarship offered

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015:Tuesday• Basketball at Mulvane.WednesdayThursdayFriday•Basketball at WHS vs  Wichita Colligate.•Regional Wrestling at Pratt 2 p.m.Saturday•Regional Wrestling at Pratt.Tuesday lunch: Fajita wrap, romaine and tomato, Spanish Rice, baby carrots, peaches.Wednesday lunch: Cheesy tuna noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, orange wedges, hot roll/jelly.Today’s news:*Special K Basketball has a home game on Friday starting at 1p.m.. Student’s can pay $1.00 at the door to watch.*Attention Senior females!  Our local Beta Sigma Phi  Rho Eta Chapter is providing a $500 scholarship to a graduating Wellington high-school female senior intending to pursue a post-high school course of study at either a college/university or other post-secondary educational institution. Applications are online under “Scholarships” on “Counseling” page and paper applications are available in the counseling office.*SENIOR GIRLS: PEO members will be here today during lunch to give out information regarding a scholarship. Please be sure to stop by their table and get the application form.*Leadership and SADD will be hosting a Dodge ball Tournament the afternoon of March 4th for $10 per team; 5 on a team.  We will also be hosting a talent show on that same day – $5 for an individual to perform; $10 for a group to perform.  Deadline to sign up for both of these events is February 25.  Students wishing to watch either event may do so for $1.  Sign up sheets for the talent show are outside the Choir Room, outside room 208, outside Officer Yunker’s office and in the main office.  The Sign up sheet for the dodge ball tournament is in the main office.*Circle of Friends needs your help: Their video has an opportunity to be shown at the Wichita Thunder Hockey game. Just go to the Arc’s Circle of Friends page on Facebook and like the Wellington Video.Guidance Office News* WHS Juniors: Looking at obtaining a degree in education? Applications are being accepted for the 26th annual Kansas Future Teacher Academy. It will be held on the campus of Emporia State University from Sunday, June 7 to Thursday, June 11. If you’d like more information, see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office.College visits during lunch:Tuesday, February 24-Fort Hays.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 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 commentslast_img read more

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Serena Williams wins in tutus at US Open

first_imgSerena Williams twirls after defeating Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — It’s all about the tutu for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open.Just days after French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said her black catsuit with clot-preventing compression tights “will no longer be accepted,” Williams chose a one-armed black tutu-style dress by Off-White’s Virgil Abloh to take on Magda Linette at the Open. She won.Perhaps her sparkly shoes emblazoned with her name and “queen” also helped.On Wednesday night, playing against Carina Witthoeft, Williams was in another tutu dress that’s part of her new collaboration with Nike and Abloh, who is also men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton. Anna Wintour looked pleased as she watched Williams beat Witthoeft.The Queen Collection is inspired by Williams’ love of dance. She paired the black look with a leather biker jacket. The dresses have sheer panels on one shoulder and long sleeves on the other. Williams tugged hard on the sleeve as her Wednesday match began.Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a shot from Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The 23-time Grand Slam winner wore compression fishnets with her tutu looks to guard against blood clots, a problem she battled soon after giving birth last September.Retail, prices range from $130 to $900 for various pieces in the new collab.last_img read more

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Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions

first_imgIn a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as “integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue.”Among the signees were Eric Dickerson, who is listed as chairman of the newly created Hall of Fame Board the group has formed, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, and Sarah White, the widow of Reggie White.One name on the list of 22 signees including Mrs. White was Carl Ellard, but no one by that name has played professional football. Former Vikings defensive end Carl Eller, however, is a Hall of Famer.The strongly worded letter called out the league for paying Goodell $40 million, saying “there are better uses for that money.” It also criticized Smith for his salary and the lack of a former player on the players’ association executive board. But there have been two former players on that executive board since 2009.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Aug. 13, 1987, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson (29) breaks away as Seattle Seahawks nose tackle Joe Nash misses the tackle during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Anaheim. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File) A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies.last_img read more

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Real plot £30m Eriksen raid in January – but Spurs star wants summer transfer

first_imgREAL MADRID hope to poach Christian Eriksen for a bargain £30million in January, according to reports.Los Blancos failed to land the Danish ace, 27, over the summer and do not want to risk missing out on him again.1 Christian Eriksen was splashed all over the Spanish press this morningBut according to AS and Marca, Eriksen would rather wait until his deal runs out in June so he can leave for free and pick up a huge signing bonus.Real can enter talks on January 1 over a summer switch as clubs abroad will not be breaking rules speaking to a player in the final six months of his deal.But they could still try and tempt Spurs into cashing in, which would give Eriksen a choice to make.Zinedine Zidane’s No1 midfield target was Paul Pogba but Manchester United were not open to selling.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneCasemiro is the only Bernabeu  first-team regular NOT to pick up an injury this season but there have been concerns about his form.While Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Isco and Federico Valverde have all been crocked in a campaign that is teetering on the brink.Real are top of La Liga but suffered a humiliating 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itAnd their domestic form has not been completely convincing, with big-money signing Eden Hazard scoring just once.Karium Benzema has been the main bright spark and could be offered a new deal after keeping Luka Jovic out of the team.While Eriksen is one of a number of stars – including Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld – who could jump ship from struggling Spurs, who conceded ten goals in two matches before the international break.Watch the new Spurs stadium transform into an NFL field as the first kick is taken under the lights between the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bearslast_img read more

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