MSOC : Syracuse lacks energy in home loss to Binghamton

first_imgLuke Halberg’s goal thrust the final dagger into the Orange. As the Binghamton forward headed the ball into the upper right portion of the net and past Syracuse goalkeeper Phil Boerger in the 74th minute, the rest of the Orange subsequently fell flat with the ball.‘When their second goal went in our heads went down, and you can’t really let that happen,’ SU midfielder Ted Cribley said. ‘You’ve got to bite the bullet and just get on with it.’While Halberg’s goal ended any chance Syracuse (2-6, 0-1 Big East) had of coming back against the Bearcats, that defensive lapse wasn’t the team’s only ineptitude during the course of the game. Syracuse lacked energy and couldn’t get anything to click for nearly the whole 90 minutes of play in a disappointing 2-1 loss to Binghamton (4-5) on Tuesday in front of 678 at the SU Soccer Stadium.Against Marquette on Saturday, the Syracuse offense played arguably its best game of the season in a 3-2 loss. The team created 25 shots in the loss compared to just four in the first half against Binghamton.SU could not match the energy it displayed against the Golden Eagles in its game against the Bearcats. Instead, it was Binghamton that came out with much of the energy, getting to more second balls than the Orange and often appearing a step ahead of SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange was outshot 18-13 overall.‘It just seemed like they were more up for it,’ SU defender Ryan Tessler said. ‘We weren’t really hustling at the end.’To Cribley, SU simply wasn’t good enough. It couldn’t create many chances and when it did have opportunities, the team couldn’t capitalize.There was a Nick Roydhouse free kick that hit the crossbar. There was an injury to a Binghamton player that put the Bearcats down one man on the defensive end. But even with that advantage, SU still couldn’t get a shot off.The Orange also had a would-be goal by Grant Chong disallowed after a pushing foul. But other than those few chances, SU never really got going on offense. The team appeared lethargic, save for brief spurts of enthusiasm.SU forward Dan Summers said the whole team wasn’t quite there — a very accurate description of the subpar play on Tuesday. True, the Orange played a game on Saturday and had a quick turnaround for the game, but Binghamton played Saturday as well.‘We were poor tonight,’ SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. ‘It is a case of perhaps I take responsibility for this one tonight. Tonight I think we were outfought. We were second best tonight.’If SU can take any positives from this match, it needs to look no further than the final two minutes. It was in desperate times that a bleak SU offense suddenly came to life in the form of one goal and one near-goal, both on shots by Summers.In the 89th minute, the SU offense came streaking downfield. Nick Perea sent a pass to Lars Muller who sent it on to Summers. He took a strike toward the left side of the goal that found its way in to cut the Binghamton lead to 2-1.‘We need to be doing that in the first two minutes of the game, not the last two,’ McIntyre said.Nearly a minute later, with the clock winding down and the fans counting down the final 10 seconds, Summers had a chance to send the game to overtime. He sent another shot to the left side of the goal, but this time it narrowly missed wide.SU’s sudden burst of offense came too little, too late. Lacking liveliness for the first 88 minutes of play didn’t result in a win, and it most likely won’t result in a win in the future either.It’s a game the players must put behind them.‘We all knew that we weren’t good enough,’ Cribley said. ‘We all know that we can do better, and we need to do better. So it’s now on our shoulders to improve and get down to business.’rnmarcus@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on September 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.edulast_img read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks on environment

first_imgFormer California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke to USC students about creating a greater sense of environmental awareness on campus at Bovard Auditorium on Monday.The event titled, “An Evening with the Governator: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Environment,” stressed the necessity for an environmental crusade to halt the progression of global climate change. At the event, Schwarzenegger promoted the creation of tangible generational change in order to prevent an environmental catastrophe in the future.The event was hosted by the Environmental Student Assembly and the Speakers Committee. Moderators for the discussion included Bonnie Reiss, global director of the Schwarzenegger Institute, and Terry Tamminen, former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.Schwarzenegger has served two terms as the 38th governor of California and currently serves as the chairman for the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. During the latter half of his term as governor, Schwarzenegger focused on environmental sustainability and global warming. In 2006, he introduced and signed the first national initiative to cap greenhouse gas emissions. That same year, he also implemented the Global Warming Solutions Act in California, which mandated large utilities and business corporations from creating long-term contracts with suppliers who do not meet the state greenhouse gas emission standards.In 2009, Schwarzenegger created an initiative that enforced automakers to regulate greenhouse emissions from automobile vehicles. Since his appointment as governor in 2003, he has worked to label California as a leader in environmental and climate sustainability.Reiss said that Schwarzenegger is eager to build and  prioritize USC student connections.“One of the reasons Schwarzenegger even came to USC is because of his [sic] connection to the great students here,” Reiss told the Daily Trojan. “Anytime we hold a symposium, summit or convening, he always made sure that whichever leaders we bring to campus, that our seats were more open to USC students.”Shawn Rhoads, executive director of ESA, opened the discussion by explaining that ESA works to provide students with stimulating programs by introducing leaders who promote environmental sustainability.Schwarzenegger opened the event by explaining his previous success in fitness and entertainment. He made connections between fitness and his decision to create an environmental crusade by making legislative change to promote the importance of protecting the environment by contributing in various ways, such as using eco-friendly light bulbs.“Climate change is an enormous weight that we must lift off of our world. We can lift it, but we must do it together. Together we can do it, together no challenge and no dilemma is too much,” Schwarzenegger said.Throughout the discussion, Schwarzenegger argued for the implementation of a successful environmental initiative to fight against climate change. He said the future of energy at a global level is found in renewables and named climate change, health, jobs, security and foreign oil dependency as leading issues within the state of California.“You have the energy … you are young and you can absorb this [information],” Schwarzenegger said. “This is not a dilemma for future generations, it is our challenge.”Schwarzenegger also explained how the issue of global climate change and the potency of greenhouse gas emissions has been heavily underestimated among legislators within the public policy sector. He also alluded to the challenges of partisan gridlock on the issue in Congress by explaining his difficulties while trying to pass legislation regulating greenhouse emissions.“When I became governor of California, I promised to continue California’s generation by helping the environment and pumping the environment,” he said.Schwarzenegger also framed California as one of the largest leader’s in environmentally friendly practices throughout the nation. He said that California’s economy has grown by a 3.6 percent within the last year and how this growth is attributed to the creation of more “green” jobs.“We ushered in a new California gold rush by creating green jobs,” Schwarzenegger said.He also told the audience that every individual should take part in protecting the environment.“We all breathe the same air, we all drink the same water … it is extremely important to take politics out of this and do what is best for the environment,” Schwarzenegger said.Reiss then asked how Schwarzenegger worked through issues of gridlock.“Federal government has fell short when it comes to environmental issues … we should not wait for the federal government or Washington to make up their mind and we should not wait for a global agreement,” Schwarzenegger said.Schwarzenegger then cited R20 Regions of Climate Change, his nonprofit organization that serves at the sub-national level to promote low-carbon and climate-resilient projects. He said that through the guidance of Terry Taminen, author of Lives of Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction and Cracking the Code: The Key to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy, he was able to understand key environmental issues.Schwarzenegger and Taminen both agreed that though many try to vilify the government, local policy matters in paving the way for tangible environmental change.“Even though the institute is focused on many policy areas because basically the institute is a way for Arnold to continue work on the many policy initiatives he did during his two terms as governor, clearly focusing on environmental and climate is something he is passionate about for one, and California has been a national leader in for decades and decades,” Reiss told the Daily Trojan.last_img read more

African Karate Championships: Team Nigeria Wins Seven Medals In Benin Republic

first_imgRelatedKARATE: Team Nigeria Dazzle at the Ufak Zone 3 Championships in AbidjanMay 13, 2019In “Sports”Wrestling: Igali Hopes For ‘Better’ 2020, Targets 8 Olympic Spots (AUDIO)January 7, 2020In “Wrestling”Drama, Novelty As 6th Edition of Zainab Saleh International Female Open Karate Championship ClimaxesNovember 24, 2019In “Karate” The Nigerian contingent to the 16th Union of African Karate Federations Zone 3 Championships in Cotonou did the Nation proud by winning seven medals.Team Nigeria won two gold, two silver, and four bronze at the Championships that took place between 6th and 13th August 2017.Describing the impressive outing, media aide to the President of the Karate Federation of Nigeria, Godspower Ede told PUNCH: “The national karate team made up of six athletes – four boys and two girls, put up a superlative performance to win two gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the championship.”Ede then praised the President of the Karate Federation of Nigeria, Silas Agara, for making sure Nigeria participated in the championships after four years absence.last_img read more

Reports:Wenger approaches Dutch FA over Netherlands job

first_img Source: FootballOranje.com FOX Sports presenter Jan Joost van Gangelen came out with an extraordinary rumour on Monday night. Arsene Wenger has reportedly put himself forward as a candidate to be the new Netherlands head coach.Barcelona are set to confirm Ronald Koeman as their new head coach, leaving the KNVB in need of a new national team boss.The vacancy was discussed on Fox Sports before their coverage of the Europa League semi-final between Internazionale and Shakhtar Donetsk.Jan Joost van Gangele revealed, “It seems that Arsène Wenger has offered himself to the KNVB.”Analyst Arnold Bruggink responded, I think that would be really cool,”The 70-year-old Frenchman is currently working with FIFA and as an analyst on TV. He was head coach of Arsenal for 22 years before leaving in 2018.Frank de Boer, Peter Bosz, Mark van Bommel and Henk ten Cate are some of the other names being linked with the position.last_img read more

How to get Calvin Johnson back in Lions family: ‘Put that money in my pocket’

first_imgFor a bit of context — when Johnson retired abruptly after the 2015 season at the age of  30, the Lions asked him to repay a portion on his $16 million signing bonus he received on his last contract. The exact amount Johnson repaid is unclear, but it’s reported to have been at least $1 million.The Lions went through a similar dispute with Barry Sanders when the Hall of Fame running back stepped away from the game in 1999. That relationship was mended in time, and Sanders is now a paid ambassador for the team. Related News Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions do not get along. And if the Lions want Johnson anywhere near the team in the future, they’ll have to shell out some cash.”They already know what they got to do,” Johnson told the Detroit Free Press this weekend at his annual football camp in the city. “The only way they’re going to get me back is they put that money back in my pocket. Nah, you don’t do that. I don’t care what they say. They can put it back, then they can have me back. That’s the bottom line.” Ndamukong Suh doesn’t care about his bad reputation QB chug: Players can’t stop shaming Aaron Rodgers’ beer-gulping skillscenter_img Lions president Rod Wood said last month it’s a priority for the franchise to repair its relationship with Johnson.”That’s on the agenda this year, reaching out to him,” Wood told the Detroit Free Press. “We have Barry (Sanders) coming in this week for a couple events and I want to kind of try and find a way to do something similar to what we’ve been doing with Barry if Calvin would be interested. So that’s on my agenda to get to him and talk about it.” According to Johnson, that conversation has yet to happen.”I ain’t talked to Rod. I don’t even want to talk about that,” Johnson said. “I don’t have no reason to talk about that. I don’t even talk about the Lions. I mean, I talk to my Lions that came out here to help me out today. Had the rookies, [Marvin Jones] came out, they did a great job with the kids. I appreciate them so much for that. Just hope to keep those kind of relationships rolling for in the future because these kids, man, they take so much from that.”Johnson, a six-time Pro Bowl and three-time All-Pro selection, finished his career with 731 receptions for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns — all Lions franchise records.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, December 30, 2014•9:00 a.m. Officers took a report of a Welfare Check of an Animal in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•9:20 a.m. Cryprian E A Chevalier, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•11 a.m. Officers took a report of lost medication in the 600 block N. Elm, Wellington.•5:53 p.m. Officers took a report of lost medication in the 100 block Apple Blossom Lane, Wellington.last_img

The Lion returns: Ibrahimovic ready for new chapter at AC Milan

first_img“I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you LA Galaxy for making me feel alive again.”During his time at PSG he promised to stay “if they replace the Eiffel Tower with (his) statue”.“I arrived like a king, I’m leaving like a legend,” he said after he left the French club.He proved in California that he still had legs after injuries precipitated his departure from Manchester United in 2017.“Lions do not recover like humans,” he said.But Ibrahimovic’s strength is that he has the talent to back up his verbal jibes.He delighted fans with his “kung fu” goals, his outrageous overhead goal against England in 2012, or the slalom in 2004 with Ajax, dribbling past six players to beat the goalkeeper, which launched his career.At PSG, he became the best scorer in the club’s history, with 156 goals in 180 games, before being overtaken by Edinson Cavani.He was twice top Serie A scorer, in 2009 with Inter and in 2012 with AC Milan, he also has the record for the Swedish national team with 62 goals.His first year with Manchester United was a success, with 28 goals in 46 games, before he was sidelined with a his knee ligament tear before leaving Europe in March 2018.But he remains and exemplary professional, as Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti found.In his book, “My Coaching Secrets”, Ancelotti said he had been told the Swede was “a difficult player to manage”.But he discovered at PSG a player “very available and professional, always focused on his work.”“His fascinating character and extraordinary consistency in training have always been examples for his teammates,” added the Italian.At the age when most players are on the decline, the Swede is trying to stretch an already rich career.France’s Thierry Henry and England’s David Beckham returned to Europe at the end of their careers, after an exile across the Atlantic, but without regaining their luster.Succeeding where these stars have failed is a challenge the size of the Swede.Share on: WhatsApp Zlatan IbrahimovicMilan, Italy | AFP | Same look, same impressive build and same oversized ego: Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to AC Milan for a final challenge seeking to prove that he remains the superstar he claims to be.The 38-year-old Swedish striker signed a six-month contract with the struggling Italian giants on Friday vowing to help rescue their season.“I’m coming back to a club I hugely respect and to the city of Milan I love,” he said.“I’ll fight together with my teammates to change the course of this season. I will do everything to make it happen.”Ibrahimovic knows the game in Italy, having played for three different Italian clubs.He first joined Juventus in 2004, moving on to Inter Milan after the match-fixing scandal in 2006, then arriving at AC Milan in 2010 on loan before making the move permanent.In 85 games for AC Milan over two seasons, Ibrahimovic scored 56 goals.One of the most successful clubs in the world, AC Milan are 11th in the league just seven points above relegation.The club have come up short in their attacking options with just 16 goals in 17 games.Ibrahimovic left Los Angeles Galaxy last month after a two-year stay and 52 goals in 56 games, leaving him free to sign with another club.Milan must hope that showy Swede, never far from the headlines, will bring some punch and a winning mentality to the locker room.The son of a Bosnian and a Croatian, Ibrahimovic grew up in Rosengard, a tough working class neighbourhood of Malmo, Sweden.Among young people with immigrant backgrounds, Ibrahimovic has become even more of a symbol, as have his cocky attitude, individualism and zealous ambition.But he has fallen out of favour in his hometown where a bronze statue unveiled in his honour in Malmo in October has been vandalised by fans angry that he has bought shares in a club in Stockholm.– ‘Fascinating character’ –Ibrahimovic had turned out for many of Europe’s top teams, such as Amsterdam’s Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, before he signed for US team LA Galaxy in 2018.In his second autobiography entitled “Football is me,” published in 2018 he claims to have changed the history of his sport.“Now go back to baseball,” he told his supporters at the Los Angeles Galaxy, where he was, between 2018 and 2019, the best player in the North American Championship.last_img read more

Steelers bounce back, drub Bills 23-10

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin yells during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 23-10. (AP Photo/Don Wright)by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers spent three hours making Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel look very much like the rookie he is.Old times for a defense that has looked just plain old recently?“No,” safety Ryan Clark said. “We used to be much better than that.“It was a good day, though.”A welcome one, too, in a 23-10 romp Sunday.A week after a historic blowout at the hands of the New England Patriots, the Steelers went back to basics, ones that rarely change for a franchise that rarely changes.Run the ball. Get after the quarterback. Play with some menace. The result was Pittsburgh’s most complete performance this season, one the Steelers (3-6) insist still contains some cause for optimism.“I think we went out there and answered the call today,” linebacker LaMarr Woodley said. “We played like we’re always supposed to.”The Bills managed just 227 total yards, nearly 400 less than the Patriots gained in a 55-31 whipping of Pittsburgh a week ago. That led to one of the more uncomfortable weeks in recent memory for a team accustomed to being near the top of the AFC North, not stuck at the bottom. The Steelers sacked Manuel three times and allowed Buffalo (3-7) to convert just 3 of 14 third downs.Manuel completed 22 of 39 passes for 155 yards with a touchdown and an interception in his return after missing a month with a sprained right knee. He declined to blame his issues on rust, though he hardly looked like the dynamic playmaker that made Buffalo look so intriguing in September.Battling a stiff breeze much of the day, Manuel struggled to find any rhythm against a defense smarting after giving up a franchise record for points and yards a week ago.“I felt good throughout the game,” Manuel said. “Obviously, there were plays that I missed, but I have to get better from there. The wind wasn’t a problem.”The Steelers, however, were another matter.Pittsburgh limited the Bills to 95 yards rushing – 50 below their season average – as Buffalo’s C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson found little room to maneuver against a defense that came in ranked 31st in the league.There were no such issues for Pittsburgh.Ben Roethlisberger passed for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception and Le’Veon Bell added 96 total yards and a score as Pittsburgh snapped a two-game losing streak. The Steelers, who came into the game 28th in the league in rushing, rolled up 136 yards on the ground and controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes.“We came in from the get-go wanting to run the ball and establish the run,” Bell said. “Buffalo had no opportunities to get back in the game.”Even if it took awhile for the Steelers to establish their dominance.Roethlisberger had accuracy issues early. He underthrew Markus Wheaton on Pittsburgh’s opening drive. Jairus Byrd stepped in front and returned it 57 yards to the Pittsburgh 29.Led by Spiller and Jackson, the Bills made it all the way to the Pittsburgh 1. Rather than test a defense that has allowed the second-most TDs rushing in the NFL, Manuel lobbed pass toward the corner of the end zone that sailed well out of bounds. The Bills settled for a field goal and the Steelers had the confidence boost they needed.“We know we’re way better than what we did last week in New England,” Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones said. “We had to come out and respond and keep responding.”Pittsburgh scored the game’s next 23 points, going in front to stay when Roethlisberger ended an 86-yard march by finding Jerricho Cotchery with a pretty 5-yard touchdown to make it 10-3 with 1:55 left in the first half.Any belief Buffalo had of rallying ended late in the third quarter. Roethlisberger connected with Brown for a 40-yard gain, and Shaun Suisham came on for a short field goal attempt. Buffalo jumped offside, and two plays later Bell used a block from tight end Mike Adams to give the Steelers’ their first 14-point lead at home this season.An interception and a 50-yard punt return by Brown helped Pittsburgh tack on two more Suisham field goals, allowing the Steelers to enjoy a brief respite from two months of frustration.NOTES: The Bills had four sacks, pushing their season total to 33, including a career-high five by DE Jerry Hughes. … Buffalo WR Stevie Johnson left with a groin injury and did not return. … Pittsburgh rookie S Shamarko Thomas left in the second quarter with an ankle injury did not return. G Ramon Foster also left with an ankle injury and did not return. … Bell’s 34-yard reception was the third longest by a Pittsburgh running back in the last seven years. … Cotchery has six touchdown receptions this season, tying his career high.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.orglast_img read more

Bogart sparks Braves to 5-2 win in back half of home-and-home weekend series

first_imgTrevor Dilauro stopped 32 of 34 shots to register the win in goal for Spokane, which knocked off the top two teams in the Murdoch Division at home during the weekend.The Braves edged Beaver Valley 2-1 Friday.Adam Maida, suffering his fourth loss in five games, was in goal for Nelson.The game concluded with a host of misconduct penalties after tempers flared during the final seconds of the game.Before the BC Hockey roster deadline Saturday (January 10) at midnight, The Nelson Daily has learned that Leaf coach Dave McLellan reinstated defenceman Brendan Smith to the lineup and acquired a defenceman from the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League.Smith has been out of the lineup since November being suspended by the team for missing curfew.Nelson, 22-11-2-1, is now tied for second spot in the Murdoch Division with the Castlegar Rebels.However, Castlegar has played one more game than the Leafs.Nelson, expected to get some injured bodies back in the lineup for the next games, takes to the East Kootenay this weekend when the Leafs travels to face Eddie Mountain Divisional opponents Columbia Valley (Friday) and Fernie (Saturday).Next home date for Nelson is Friday, January 23 against Creston Valley Thunder Cats. The Spokane Braves got some payback in the back half of a home-and-home weekend series against the Nelson Leafs.Dillon Bogart scored twice as Spokane stuffed the Leafs 5-2 in penalty-filled Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game Sunday afternoon in the Lilac City.The win made up for a 5-1 loss Saturday night in Nelson.Both goals by Bogart came on the power play.Danton Oliver, Jonny Marzec and Paxton Malone also scored for Spokane, which held period leads of 2-1 and 4-1.Darnel St. Pierre scored twice for Nelson, which played the game with only 15 skaters.last_img read more

Hurricane Matthew forces CFU postponements

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC):The third-round match between Jamaica and Suriname in the men’s Caribbean Cup has been postponed because of safety concerns regarding Hurricane Matthew, officials have announced.Defending champions Jamaica were due to host Suriname at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Kingston today.But a statement from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) announced a postponement as Matthew, a Category Four storm, threatened.CFU says it is also monitoring the situation in Haiti and will make a final determination on that country’s scheduled encounter with French Guiana, also carded for today, at Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince.Media reports in Haiti say at least two people have died as a result of the heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew that drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters.Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, slammed into Haiti’s southern coast yesterday morning bringing devastation and killing at least two persons.CFU says all other matches for today will proceed as planned.Antigua and Barbuda are away to CuraÁao and Trinidad and Tobago will host the Dominican Republic.The top four teams emerging from Round three will qualify to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, while the fifth-placed team will advance to a play-off against a team from UNCAF in a bid to earn a Gold Cup berth.Last year, for the first-ever time, four Caribbean teams – Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago – advanced past the Gold Cup’s group stage.last_img read more