Syracuse (8-5, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) returns to conference play with a game against Notre Dame (9-4, 0-2) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange last played on Dec. 28 against Niagara, who SU defeated 71-57. Elijah Hughes led the way with 19 points and neared a triple-double against the Purple Eagles (nine rebounds, nine assists).See who The Daily Orange beat writers think will win when Syracuse faces the Fighting Irish in its first game of the new year. Nick Alvarez (11-2)March onNotre Dame 72, Syracuse 67Syracuse needs to start compiling premier wins and fast if it wants any hope at an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament. ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s first mock had only five ACC teams in the field — the low number exemplifying the country’s best conference having a down year. That means toppling the Irish at home for its *real* conference opener. But I just don’t see it. Notre Dame’s 2020 squad relies on its defense and doesn’t turn the ball over, a poor combination for the Orange. SU wins this game if it’s a shootout, but does it have the offense to blow past UND? While Syracuse will have the best player on the floor in Elijah Hughes, depth is tested in conference play and Notre Dame has the advantage. Michael McCleary (9-4)Might take a bit longerNotre Dame 76, Syracuse 70AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere we go again. Syracuse was in a similar spot a few games back when a mid-major North Florida team walked into the Carrier Dome and immediately threatened from the outside. Over 47% of the Irish’s shot attempts come from beyond the arc, something the perimeter-oriented are used to drawing up schemes for. Not that it gives them the advantage, but Syracuse has seen the 3-pointer used heavily before, from its opponents and its own game plan. North Florida was still able to keep it close because game plan here or game plan there, but the young Orange team needs work everywhere. But now, SU is in the Atlantic Coast Conference part of its schedule. As it stands now, the Orange need some major victories to boost their tournament résumé. The Notre Dame team it gets Saturday doesn’t seem to be at the bottom of the conference. Syracuse does.Josh Schafer (10-3)UnluckyNotre Dame 74, Syracuse 65The problems for Syracuse start with 6-foot-9 John Mooney, who averages a double-double for the Irish. The Orange have shown no way of stopping a player of that caliber down low this season and it’s hard to believe that will change in this game. While Syracuse may not struggle offensively against an average Notre Dame defense, the Irish’s clean play on offense will limit fast break opportunities and help keep the game in a controlled setting — which hasn’t been Syracuse’s best set this year. Syracuse has shown some improvements since losing to Georgetown, but as the competition stiffens again, it might not be enough. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 3, 2020 at 8:22 pm
In the sole change from the semi-final win over Tipperary, Tom Parsons will partner Seamus O’Shea in midfield at the expense of Barry Moran. Aidan O’Shea’s been named at centre forward against Dublin, for what will be his 40th Championship appearance.
First Published: 15th September, 2019 11:49 IST 11 months ago Trump asks, “Where’s my favourite dictator?” refers to Egypt President Yash Sanghvi SUBSCRIBE TO US “It is a good initiative by Ministry of Jal Shakti. This marathon has been organised by them. It has a very elaborative message. Ganga is very important for the country and we needed to create awareness. In this marathon, people from every age group are participating. I would like to congratulate the organisers on getting a number of people involved with Namami Gange Marathon,” Rijiju told reporters. The Minister of Jal Skhati stated that they had been preparing for the event for one month. Almost 20,000 people had enrolled and that it was nice to see so many people turning up for the marathon. He further added they will organise a Ganga Expedition in October as well.Read| Fit India Movement: PV Sindhu, Mary Kom Urge People To Join InitiativeKiren Rijiju tweeted: ‘It was a wonderful moment’ “Yesterday, I met a number of young people from Jammu and Kashmir. They want to take part in sports. We are making plans for different cities and villages. Sabko saath lekar chalenge,” Rijiju said. On August 5, 2019, the Central government abrogated Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. They also brought in a Jammu and Kashmir Re-Organisation bill bifurcating the state into two Union Territories–Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.Read| PM Modi Says ‘drugs Not Cool’ As He Launches Fit India MovementThe objective of ‘The Great Ganga Run’ WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV 1 year ago Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju strives to include Shooting in 2022 CWG Last Updated: 15th September, 2019 13:55 IST Kiren Rijiju Flags Off ‘Great Ganga Run’; Aim Is To Raise Awareness Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju along with Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat flagged off the “Great Ganga Run.” Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju along with Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat flagged off the “Great Ganga Run” at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The marathon was organised for the purpose of creating awareness about ‘Ganga’.Read| Kiren Rijiju hails Manika Batra’s fitness routine, shares video’Ganga is very important for the country and we need to create awareness’ Written By FOLLOW US COMMENT 1 year ago This barefoot sprinter clocks 100 m in 11 seconds, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju assures support for his professional career Read| PM Modi’s Viral Take On The Irony Of Fitness Apps And Home Gyms(Inputs from ANI) WE RECOMMEND 1 year ago Kiren Rijiju hails Manika Batra’s fitness routine, shares video 1 year ago Cartwheels and Somersaults: Kiren Rijiju impressed with viral skills read more
LIVE TV FOLLOW US Mark Stone scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection with under 7 minutes left, and the Vegas Golden Knights took a big step toward clinching the top seed in the Western Conference by beating the St. Louis Blues 6-4 in round-robin play Thursday night.Vegas would be the West’s No. 1 seed with a win against Colorado on Saturday. Despite leading the conference when the NHL season was shut down in March, defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis can finish no higher than third and needs to beat Dallas on Sunday to avoid the No. 4 seed.The Golden Knights dominated the Blues in each team’s second round-robin game, outshooting them 38-17. St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington was sharp early and made 32 saves but wound up getting shelled.Alex Tuch and Shea Theodore each scored twice for Vegas, while defenseman Zach Whitecloud and Stone added a goal each. Tuch also had an assist on Whitecloud’s goal.After Robin Lehner won Vegas’ first game against Dallas, Marc-Andre Fleury was solid in making 13 saves against St. Louis. Fleury figures to be the Golden Knights’ starting goalie when they start their best-of-seven playoff series next week.Like the East’s top-seeded Boston Bruins, who they beat in the 2019 Cup Final, the Blues have some work to do before moving into an elimination series. They got two goals from defenseman Colton Parayko, David Perron’s second in two games and one from Troy Brouwer, who was inserted into the lineup amid several injuries.NOTES: Scoring forward Vladimir Tarasenko, forward Robert Thomas and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson were all scratched for the Blues. … Max Pacioretty was again out for the Golden Knights. … Neither Ryan Reaves nor Lehner took a knee during the anthems after doing so before the Dallas game.Image credits: AP First Published: 7th August, 2020 07:07 IST Written By WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News COMMENT Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 07:07 IST Vegas Dominates St. Louis 6-4, One Win From West’s Top Seed Mark Stone scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection with under 7 minutes left, and the Vegas Golden Knights took a big step toward clinching the top seed in the Western Conference by beating the St. Louis Blues 6-4 in round-robin play Thursday night read more
A lot will change with the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement, including a new drug policy in which players will no longer be suspended for positive marijuana tests.The new CBA will reduce the testing period from four months to the two weeks at the start of training camp. A new threshold for a positive test will also be put in place, raising the allowed amount of THC from 35 nanograms to 150. The league is moving away from a punishment approach and toward providing help for those that need it. If a player tests positive during the two week stretch of training camp, his test is reviewed by a board of medical professionals that has been appointed by both the players and league. The board then decides if the player needs treatment.MORE: Players offer mixed reactions to new CBAThe old CBA’s guidelines were much more strict. NFL players with no previous violations were tested once in the offseason. During the regular season, 10 players per team were randomly selected to be tested each week. A positive test meant a referral to the substance abuse program. A second violation resulted in a fine of two game checks, a third violation was a fine of four game checks, a fourth violation was a four-game suspension, a fifth violation was a 10-game suspension and a sixth violation resulted in a one-year ban. Josh Gordon and Randy Gregory have both had severe suspensions due to multiple positive tests for marijuana in the last few years. In similar cases under the new CBA, the results will be much different. The new CBA also changes the policy on performance-enhancing drugs:First failed test for stimulants or diuretics is a two-game suspensionFirst failed test for anabolic steroids is a six-game suspensionManipulation or substitution and use of a prohibited substance is an eight-game suspensionSecond failed test for stimulants or diuretics is a five-game suspensionSecond failed test for anabolic steroids is a 17-game suspensionThe CBA will also change how the NFL handles its discipline policy. Instead of having the commissioner decide, the new deal stipulates that a “neutral decision-maker” will make the official ruling on most disciplinary cases, which takes some of the power out of the commissioner’s hands. read more
[asset|aid=2499|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8a0071e167a90e541b2e99146a425688-hoffmann 1_1_Pub.mp3] She mentions both dams generated a spike in jobs, which abruptly came to an end after the project’s completion. She says this led to a drop in population numbers, and low real estate values.In the end, Hoffmann admits the best result would be the cancelation of Site-C, so that there would be no impacts on the Peace River.For Senator Neufeld’s address to council on Monday night, Click Here.Advertisement By Christine RumleskieThe Peace Valley Environment Association is pleased with City Council’s decision to conduct a socio economic Site-C impact and mitigation study.The PVEA is a group of Peace Region residents, who are trying to nip Site-C in the bud. The locally based group wants to preserve the Peace Valley for future generations.- Advertisement -Spokesperson Sandra Hoffmann spoke out on Tuesday morning, following a council address by Senator Richard Neufeld on Monday. Hoffmann says the PVEA is welcoming Neufeld’s confirmation that Site-C is not a done deal, and that Fort St. John should investigate all of its options. [asset|aid=2498|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8a0071e167a90e541b2e99146a425688-Hoffmann 2_1_Pub.mp3] She says the PVEA hopes the study will also include the economic consequences from the construction of the two previous dams on the Peace River. Advertisement read more