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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Jan. 30

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 241; 2. Tim Ward, Gil­bert, Ariz., 228; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 198; 4. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., 180; 5. Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif., 151; 6. Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif., 135; 7. Jason Briese, Cleg­horn, Iowa, 125; 8. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 123; 9. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, 122; 10. Garrett Funk, Phoenix, Ariz., 121; 11. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz., 118; 12. Zane DeVilbiss, Farming­ton, N.M., 111; 13. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., and Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb., both 100; 15. Troy Heupel, Williston, N.D., 92; 16. Bill Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 86; 17. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas, 84; 18. Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif., and Cody Miller, Gilbert, Ariz., both 73; 20. Steven McCollough, Imperial, Calif., 72. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 68; 2. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., and Craig Ebers, Yuma, Ariz., both 65; 4. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 35; 5. Taylor Brisighella, Westmorland, Calif., 33; 6. Leonard Manos, Yuma, Ariz., 31.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Timmy Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 78; 2. Josh Wood, Yuma, Ariz., 77; 3. Schannon Mohamed, Brawley, Calif., 73; 4. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., and Cody Daffern, Brawley, Calif., both 72; 6. Keith Smith, Imperial, Calif., 69; 7. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 68; 8. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., 66; 9. Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif., 64; 10. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 40; 11. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 39; 12. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 38; 13. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 37; 14. James A. Digiovanni, Morgan Hill, Calif., 35; 15. Austin Frye, Taft, Calif., 34; 16. Robert Gallaher, San Jose, Calif., 33; 17. Paul Mulder, Pleasanton, Calif., 32; 18. Marisa Odgers, Mariposa, Calif., and Joshua Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., both 31; 20. Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif., 29.last_img read more

Monk accuses Kim of Headbutt

first_imgSwansea boss Garry Monk has accused Cardiff midfielder Kim Bo-kyung of getting away with punching and headbutting Wayne Routledge as the aftermath of Saturday’s South Wales derby continues to boil over. Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left perplexed, claiming De Guzman over-reacted, further pointing out Angel Rangel went unpunished for a kick on Wilfried Zaha. The mud-slinging has continued with Monk’s accusations regarding Kim, and telling Solskjaer to keep his own house in order first. “I saw Ole answering a question that my man Jon de Guzman made a meal of it,” said Monk. “When you receive an elbow in the back of the head and you go down normally, I don’t see how that’s an over-reaction. “I would have more concerns about the 35th minute corner for them when one of my players, Wayne Routledge, gets headbutted and punched in the face by Kim. “If anything I would be more concerned about something like that than saying one of my players was play-acting. “If you look at Wayne, when he gets headbutted and punched in the face, he stays on his feet. He doesn’t make a meal of it. “So I think Ole needs to look at his own players before he starts looking at mine.” Monk’s response came in the wake of Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Stoke where Chico Flores netted a deserved second-half equaliser for the Swans after Peter Crouch had opened the scoring in the 17th minute. With four points from his two matches in charge since taking over from the sacked Michael Laudrup, the 34-year-old Monk has quickly adapted to life as a top-flight manager. The result keeps Swansea in 10th place, and although still only four points above the relegation zone, Monk is thriving on the challenge. Monk said: “It’s the situation I’m in. You can either sit and hide or attack it head on, and that’s the way I’ve always been. “The players know that, and all I care about are the players – and the fans obviously – but it’s a case of letting the players be themselves and playing to a level where they can perform. “I just want them to go out each week and put in a performance they can be proud of, and if they do that win, lose or draw, I’ll be more than happy.” Monk, meanwhile, has confirmed striker Michu is to return to full training this week as he closes in a return after undergoing ankle surgery in mid-December. Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy is currently serving a three-match ban after accepting a charge of violent conduct following a challenge on Jonathan de Guzman that was initially missed by the match officials. The decision to charge Bellamy came after a three-man panel of former elite referees reviewed the incident and agreed unanimously it was a sending-off offence. Press Associationlast_img read more

AOC’s Comparison of Migrant Detention Centers to Concentration Camps Draws Ire

first_imgCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on the defensive after calling migrant detention centers on the southern border concentration camps.Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something … we need to do something about it” pic.twitter.com/F2MmZ8y2dT— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019 The New York Democrat made the comparison Monday evening via Instagram while criticizing the Trump administration’s treatment of migrants.In the live Instagram video, she went on to call President Trump a “fascist” for carrying policies that separate immigrant families.Politicians were quick to condemn her remarks.Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney said via Twitter Ocasio-Cortez had demeaned the memory of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Cheney accusing the Republican Rep. of “co-opting the language of the oppressor.”Also @Liz_Cheney, the fact that you employed the horrifying word “exterminated” here (co-opting the language of the oppressor) tells us that it’s *you* that needs to brush up on your reading.Hope you enjoy defending concentration camps. I won’t back down fighting against them. https://t.co/OOfrrfa1Ew— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019 Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Mark Morgan also took issue with the remarks, telling Hill TV they were inappropriate, reckless and flat out wrong.After facing heavy criticism, Ocasio-Ortez doubled down on her comments telling reporters, “I am absolutely comfortable using that word because it rooted in the academic definition.”She has since tweeted an article that claims concentration camps have much larger meaning today than usually associated with Nazi camps during World War Two.last_img read more

Other Sports Viswanathan Anand loses on final day, Pentala Harikrishna second in Tata Steel Chess

first_imgNew Delhi: Viswanathan Anand, the reigning world rapid chess champion, tasted defeat on the final day of the Tata Steel Rapid Chess tournament in Kolkata on Sunday as he finished seventh in the tournament. The tournament was won by Hikaru Nakamura while India was boosted by Pentala Harikrishna who finished second. Levon Aronian, the world number seven who was in the lead heading into the final day, finished third.After securing tense draws against Aronian and 14-year-old Indian prodigy Nihal Sarin, Anand faced Ganguly, who was for a long-time his second in the team and had helped him win multiple world championships. The game took an aggressive turn when Surya went for the initiative and advanced his own pawns against Anand’s kingside. However, two consecutive mistakes on the 26th and 27th move by Anand gave Surya a huge initiative and Vishy stretched out his hand in resignation on the 37th move.Read More |Pakistan suffer heavy ‘penalty’ in loss to India in Women’s World T20This was the first time that Ganguly had ever secured a victory over Anand in the rapid format. Anand’s tournament ended without a win, managing eight draws and a loss.Read More |Tata Steel Chess: Anand stays unbeaten, mixed day for other Indian GMsOn the other hand, India were boosted by the performances of Pentala Harikrishna, who defeated Aronian in a marathon 95 moves to seal his second spot. Vidit Gujrathi also had some credible performances, holding Aronian to a draw but suffered a loss to Harikrishna. Sarin gave American Grandmaster Wesley So some tough moments but the experienced Grandmaster managed to hold his nerve and secure a win.Harika Dronavalli crashes outIt was a mixed day for Indian chess athletes throughout the world. While Harikrishna impressed in Kolkata and the likes of Anand, Gujrathi and Sarin underperforming, in Khanty Mansiysk, India’s challenge ended at the World Women Chess Championship with grandmaster Harika Dronavalli bowing out following a defeat against former champion Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia in the second set of tie-break games.Harika had carried the Indian hopes nicely till the tie-breaker of the third round. However, she got a jolt in the first game of the rapid tie-break where both players had 25 minutes on their clock. The Indian looked down and out but a major comeback was on the cards as she won the return game with white pieces to level scores. But in the 10-minute games, Harika again lost the first game with black.Final rankings, Tata Steel Chess1 Hikaru Nakamura (US; 6 points); 2 Pentala Harikrishna (5.5); 3 Levon Aronian (Arm; 5.5); 4 Wesley So (USA; 5); 5 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 5); 6 Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 4.5); 7 Viswanathan Anand (4); 8 Vidit Gujarati (4); 9 Nihal Sarin (3); 10 Surya Sekhar Ganguly (2.5).Results in Khanty MansiyskResults after round 3: Zhai Mo (CHN) lost to Ju Wenjun (CHN) 0.5-1.5; Jolanta Zawadzka (POL) lost to Abdumalik Zhansaya (KAZ) 1.5-2.5; Natalija Pogonina (RUS) lost to Kateryna Lagno (RUS) 4-5; Anna Muzychuk (UKR) beat Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL) 2.5-1.5; Harika Dronavalli (IND) lost to Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) 1.5-2.5 For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgMANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. The tweet from Jaden McNeil mocked Floyd’s death. McNeil is the founder of a conservative group called America First Students and has been criticized for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. University officials have said they are exploring their options for action. TIP-OF-THE-CAP Update on the latest sports CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — A controversial small-town mayor in Alabama has resigned after complaining online about the University of Alabama football team’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers submitted his resignation letter Saturday to the clerk in the city of about 2,000 people outside Birmingham. The council will discuss it on Wednesday. Chambers posted complaints about the Alabama team’s “political views” on Saturday. Chambers faced scrutiny last year for writing about “killing out” gay and transgender people. Chambers initially denied that comment but later apologized. RACIAL INJUSTICE-KANSAS STATE TWEETK-State players announce boycott after student’s Floyd tweet One assistant coach and two sporting directors have also been disciplined. Plenty of players on the field are also seeing red cards.ENGLISH FA-CUTSEnglish FA cuts 82 jobs as pandemic wipes out Wembley eventsUNDATED (AP) — The English Football Association is set to make 82 people redundant as it faces a shortfall of 300 million pounds ($370 million) over four years due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the sport and restarting without fans in stadiums. Wembley Stadium was due to be staging seven games at the European Championship including the semifinals and finals next month but the tournament was postponed by a year. A Long-Overdue ‘Tip of the Cap’ to baseball’s Black pioneersUNDATED (AP) — Tip your cap. It’s a new campaign to mark the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues. The online campaign launched today with photos and videos from Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter and former president Barack Obama, among others. On the receiving end of those tributes are baseball greats such as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, “Cool Papa” Bell and Jackie Robinson, who began with the Kansas City Monarchs and went on to break the color barrier in the major leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. LIVERPOOL-KLOPP-FANS Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPATRIOTS-NEWTONAP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom BradyBOSTON (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton is going to the New England Patriots. A person with knowledge of the deal says it’s a one-year-deal worth up to $7.5 million with incentives. Newton is a free-agent and the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player. Newton says on Instagram, “I’m as excited as I don’t know what right now!!” The Patriots had been heading to training camp with 2019 fourth-round draft choice Jarrett Stidham as the heir apparent to Tom Brady, who led the team to six Super Bowl championships since 2001 but signed with Tampa Bay this offseason. RACIAL INJUSTICE-MAYOR RESIGNSAlabama mayor resigns after post on Crimson Tide’s BLM videocenter_img Klopp urges Liverpool fans to celebrate title ‘in private’LIIVERPOOL, England (AP) —Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is asking fans to celebrate responsibly after the club’s first league title in 30 years. Fans partied outside Anfield Thursday night and gathered on the waterfront the following evening to celebrate the Premier League championship despite the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Klopp says in a letter published by the Liverpool Echo newspaper that “when the time is right we will celebrate.” Police dispersed crowds who gathered on the Pier Head after part of the Liver Building caught fire amid the wild celebrations despite the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body for the sport in this country advises youth leagues to consult their city or county health departments to determine which CDC phase their community is in. That step begins a youth program’s local reopening procedure during the coronavirus pandemic. From there, those youth leagues are advised to consult with local school systems to share information and resources.F1-MERCEDESMercedes to race in all-black cars for Formula One seasonBRACKLEY, England (AP) — Mercedes says it will race in all-black cars for the 2020 Formula One season as it vows to fight racism and improve workplace diversity. Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas will also race in black overalls for the season, which starts Sunday in Austria. Mercedes says the Black Lives Matter movement has “shone a searching light on how much we need new measures and actions.” Mercedes traditionally races in silver. ITALY-DISSENTSubs, coaches seeing red as refs hear all in empty stadiumsROME (AP) — Referees for soccer’s Serie A have been targeting a wide array of bench members with disciplinary action. The match officials can hear the dissent more clearly without any fans inside the stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic. Inter Milan’s third-choice goalkeeper is among those who have been sent off. Four coaches have also been punished after only two full rounds of the restart. Other events including concerts and two NFL regular season games that were due to be staged at English soccer’s 90,000-capacity national stadium this year have also been called off. YOUTH FOOTBALL’S RETURNUSA Football plans return to play for youths in 2020UNDATED (AP) — USA Football has developed a phased approach for the return of youth football this year.The plan is based on phased reopening guidelines from the CDC. Hamilton is the only Black world champion in F1. Mercedes says just 3% of its workforce identify as belonging to minority ethnic groups and only 12% of its employees are women. June 29, 2020last_img read more

EVK extends hours due to student, parent requests

first_imgOn Saturday, EVK opened an hour earlier as a response to student and parent requests for longer dining hall hours.Associate Director of Hospitality Erik Russell said that EVK will open at 9 a.m. instead of its previous time of 10 a.m. on the weekends for the rest of the school year. The Parkside dining hall will still open at 10 a.m., and Café 84 will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays.Johnna Kosnoff was the first to raise the question when her son, Kyle, mentioned the dining hall hours in conversation. Kosnoff posted in a Facebook group for parents of USC freshmen, asking if this was a concern for anyone else.“I didn’t want to start off his career at USC by complaining,” Kosnoff said. “But it worried me. It seemed like a long time to go without eating, especially for kids who do wake up early on the weekends.”Other parents responded, telling Kosnoff that they shared her concerns. The group decided to contact the administration through a suggestions outlet on the USC website.Fellow parent Nancy Bertschy also called Russell directly and received an email reply that explained the difficulties that Hospitality faces in keeping longer dining hall hours.“They were extremely open to the suggestion, and mainly they emphasized that they had been keeping hours based on what student needs had been in the past,” Bertschy said. “I just think it’s best to operate on what’s best for student needs now, not in the past, and I know this is a problem for many of these students.”This isn’t a new topic for Russell, or for Student Body Vice President Jordan Fowler. Last year, Fowler conducted a survey with over 370 undergraduate students to examine their dining needs. She sent the survey to Hospitality, suggesting that they review some of their hours for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.“Getting something to eat is a logistical problem for many students, and it’s something that we want to prioritize,” Fowler said. “I think we can agree that it’s impossible to provide for 100 percent of student needs, but we can at least attempt to respond to what we’re seeing.”Fowler pointed out that comparative schools such as UCLA, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley provide dining options until 2 a.m., and Carnegie Mellon keeps one hall open until 3 a.m. Her survey reported that 48 percent of students would prefer dining halls to be open later on weekdays, and 29 percent would like them open earlier on the weekends. It also showed that 59 percent of students would be willing to pay more for later dining hall hours.Though Fowler is pleased with the recent adjustment in times, she hopes to see Hospitality also respond to the student need for later dining hall hours illustrated in the student survey. Parents such as Bertschy and Kosnoff agree that later dining hall hours would be beneficial. Russell, while unable to start a conversation on that topic this school year, hopes to be able to continue to adapt to student needs in the future.“We always do the absolute best we can to serve our students,” Russell said. “We always want this to be a win-win situation. Our budget is set for this year, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t open to something later on down the road.”last_img read more

Syracuse gets 87 points from newcomers in 95-68 season-opening win over Morgan State

first_imgSyracuse’s Digna Strautmane caught the ball near the top of the key late in the second quarter and didn’t hesitate to shoot. The shot was long and bounced off the back rim up into the air. It settled at the top of the backboard momentarily and then dropped straight through the rim for two of Strautmane’s 17 points in her collegiate debut.“Eurobasket is completely different from here, so you have to adjust,” freshman Strautmane said. “There’s still a lot of work to go, but it was fun as a first game.”Syracuse (1-0), led by Strautmane and a host of players making their SU debuts, defeated Morgan State (0-1) on Friday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, 95-68. Strautmane was just one of five newcomers to score in double digits for Syracuse. Strautmane herself displayed a diverse skillset brought over from Europe.After losing four starters from last season to graduation, production had to be picked up by new players, and in the season opener, it was. Gabrielle Cooper was the only second-year player to score for Syracuse, totaling 8 points. That means 87 of Syracuse’s points were from players in their first game for SU.The first bucket of the new season came on a right-handed runner in the lane from Strautmane, a forward from Riga, Latvia. She led the Orange with eight first-half points and finished the game with a double-double, totaling 17 points and 11 rebounds, along with a team-high four blocks. Strautmane shot 8 for 13 from the field as well and didn’t hesitate to let fly from 3 — though she made just one of her five attempts — and even drained a few shots from about 15 feet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She’s a hybrid player, she can do it all,” Hillsman said. “When you have a player like that, you have a good chance to be successful back there. I thought she was amazing tonight.”The quick pace of the game was dictated by Australian-born junior college transfer Tiana Mangakahia. Morgan State utilized a full-court press for the majority of the game and often Mangakahia sized up double teams in front of her, disregarded them and dribbled around or between the opposition. At times when the Morgan State pressure pushed even higher up the floor, Mangakahia flung long, overhead passes to streaking Syracuse players for open shots at the rim.Mangakahia finished the game with two team-highs: 10 assists and three steals. She also led the team in minutes by a wide margin, playing 34 minutes while the next closest player, Strautmane, played 27.“Without her, we’re done. We don’t win without Tiana,” Hillsman said. “She’s the key to us winning this game and the key to our players getting open shots. We just got to knock them down. She should have had 18 assists tonight.”Mangakahia and Strautmane were joined in the starting lineup by two other newcomers, transfer Miranda Drummond and freshman Amaya Finklea-Guity, who both scored in double figures, 15 and 12, respectively. Isis Young and Jasmine Nwajei scored 13 points and 11 points off the bench, respectively. The bench proved vital with the frequency Hillsman subbed players on and off the court.“(It’s a) hockey deal,” Hillsman said. “We gotta keep subbing and play as fast as we can.”Drummond featured prominently on the offensive glass, tying for a team-high with six offensive rebounds. Finklea-Guity caused problems for Morgan State down low as all her points came off layups or at the free throw line.Nwajei and Young coming off the bench kept the tempo high even when Mangakahia took a breather. No player had the ball finish possessions in her hands more than Young, who had a team high 35.5 percent usage rate which resulted in 13 points on a team-high 16 shots, including a 2-for-10 mark from 3-point territory. Young ensured that the game stayed as fast as Hillsman wanted at all times.Inside of four minutes left in the fourth quarter, Syracuse finally took its foot off the pedal and slowed the game down. For the first time all game, Mangakahia had to hold herself back from pushing through the Morgan State defense yet again and instead waited for the shot clock to wind down. After pushing the pace all game, Syracuse could take a breather to end its first game of the season.“Our goal was to make the game fast,” Hillsman said. “I was very pleased with the effort, I thought that for the first game, when you have the newcomers … Just a tremendous job.” Comments Published on November 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse suffers dramatic walk-off loss, 9-8, to Virginia in 11 innings

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (14-8, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) fell to Virginia (9-18, 1-4 Atlantic Coast), 9-8, in 11 innings on Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia. After taking a four-run lead in the 10th inning, SU gave up four runs in the bottom of the inning before the Cavaliers’ Lacy Smith hit a walk-off homerun in the 11th. It was the Orange’s longest game of the season, outlasting its 10-inning victory over Grand Canyon on Feb. 18.Syracuse got on the board in the first inning when Bryce Holmgren singled to drive in Alicia Hansen from second base. After suffering her first hitless game in nine games the day before, Holmgren rediscovered her form with an early RBI-single. The Orange added to its lead in the second inning when Lailoni Mayfield doubled to put Hannah Dossett on third base. A batter later, Dossett and Mayfield scored on a wild pitch and fielding error, respectively.After tallying another run through a Mayfield RBI single in the top of the third, SU held a 4-0 advantage. In the bottom of the inning, Virginia’s Molly Keshin tripled down the right-field line and scored on a groundout to second base. UVA pitcher Erika Osherow held SU hitless for the next two innings while her team mounted a three-run fifth inning to tie the game at four.Syracuse pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti started in the circle and held the Cavaliers to two hits in the first four innings. In the fifth, Virginia’s bats woke up, and Gatti was replaced with Alexa Romero after allowing runners to reach second and third. Romero gave up three runs on a sac fly and two hits, and the score was knotted at four.Over the next four innings, the two teams combined for just four hits, as Romero and Osherow remained steady as the game went into extra innings. In the top of the tenth, three walks loaded the bases for Syracuse before Hansen hit a bases-clearing triple to give SU a three-run lead. A batter later, Holmgren singled, giving the Orange its eighth run of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFacing a four-run deficit in the bottom of the tenth, Virginia’s offense went to work. The Cavaliers registered five hits in six batters to make it a one-run game. With runners on second and third, Madi Traver hit a ground ball that was fielded cleanly, thrown home and mishandled by SU catcher Gianna Carideo. The error scored Ashlee Davis to even the score at eight. Romero went on to retire the next two batters, and the game carried into the 11th inning.After giving up four runs in the 10th, Osherow shut down the Orange in the 11th, allowing just one hit. With two outs in the bottom of the inning, Smith won the game on a walk-off solo home run to left center.Syracuse will wrap up its three-game series with Virginia on Sunday at noon. Comments Published on March 17, 2018 at 7:28 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edulast_img read more

Beat writers predict defense to carry No. 21 Syracuse over Maryland

first_img Published on September 6, 2019 at 7:22 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ For the second straight week, No. 21 Syracuse (1-0) is heading down to the DMV area on Saturday. This time, the Orange will clash with the Maryland Terrapins (1-0), who thrashed an FCS Howard team 79-0 in Week 1.Maryland presents a test for Syracuse — especially its offense, which struggled in its 24-0 season-opening win over Liberty — as it turns toward a heavyweight Week 3 matchup with No. 1 Clemson.Here’s what our beat writers think about how the Orange will fare against the Terps:Eric Black (1-0)Not so fastSyracuse 27, Maryland 23This is a much more pivotal Week 2 matchup than I think either team expected it to be heading into the season. That’s because Syracuse, who many believe will give No. 1 Clemson its stiffest test of the season next week and is the supposed clear-cut second-best team in the ACC, looked far from it against Liberty. The Orange offense looked out of sorts and ultimately got its running game going, but not before a handful of disconcerting drives with Tommy DeVito at the helm. And while SU’s rushing defense is currently the second-best in the country in terms of yards allowed, Maryland is just behind them at third. If Syracuse is going to win this game, it’ll have to do it through the air, too. It may not be pretty, but I think SU’s defense will be the star again, and DeVito and the Orange figure things out just in time to take down the Terps. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAndrew Graham (1-0)I like turtlesSyracuse 35, Maryland 31Maryland absolutely dunked on Howard last week, running up 56 points before the break. But I watched some tape from that game and my goodness, Howard didn’t do itself any favors. Yes, Mike Locksley’s team executed its offense and created looks it wanted, but against a defense that was so clearly overmatched that I started chuckling watching some of the touchdowns. Toss in some special teams debacles from the Bison to boot and it’s hard to imagine SU ever trails by more than a touchdown to the Terps — the Orange just hasn’t done that to itself since 2017. In fact, despite the shifting of betting lines to favor the home team, I’m still picking Syracuse. A top-flight defense anchors the Orange and gives the offense time to get going again. But Syracuse needs to look much better in Week 2 than Week 1, because we all know who comes to town Week 3. Josh Schafer (1-0)No trap gamesSyracuse 27 Maryland 13 A lot has been said about Maryland being a trap game. Syracuse isn’t that sort of team yet. Clemson awaits the Orange. but SU knows every game still matters being only one season removed from 4-8. Syracuse’s defense pitched a shutout in Week 1 and it will need to be the leading force again this week against Maryland. The Terps scored 79 points against Howard and there’s not much to take out of that other than the team understands its new schemes. If the Orange can rush the passer well again and win the turnover battle again, they can survive what could be another slow week from the offense. The Orange will eventually find their stride but it may take another league of figuring out time on passing routes and adjusting to new blockers on the line. Syracuse ran well last week, I’d expect that to be the same case this week on the road. Commentslast_img read more

Chelsea stretch lead at top of Premier League

first_imgGoals in either half from Oscar and Diego Costa gave Jose Mourinho’s side a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle. Despite taking the lead, second placed Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at Everton. Burnley beat QPR 2-1 at Turf Moor.  West Brom were 1-0 winners at home to Hull. Leicester and Aston Villa each had a man sent off, but a first half goal settled it for the Foxes. While at the Liberty, a Mark Noble own goal secured a point for Swansea in their 1-1 draw with West Ham.last_img read more