ORGANISERS of the Jamaica International Invitational have released the names of some of the world’s top athletes set to compete at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on May 20.Jamaica’s double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson leads the charge. At last year’s meeting she clocked a wind-assisted 10.71 to win the 100m, which set the pace for the rest of her season. This year she will contest the 200m, the event at which she is also the world silver medallist.World 100m hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison will be making her first trip to Jamaica. Apart from the U.S. Olympic Trials, Harrison won all of her 100m hurdles races last year en route to winning the Diamond Race in her event.U.S. compatriot and fellow sprint hurdler will also be making his first appearance in Jamaica. Allen won NCAA titles indoors and out in 2016 before winning the U.S. 110m hurdles title in a PB of 13.03. He went on to finish fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Olympic 200m silver medallist Andre De Grasse will take on world 400m silver medallist LaShawn Merritt over half a lap of the track, while former world 100m record-holder Asafa Powell will be joined by Mike Rodgers of the USA in the 100m.World and Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson takes on fellow Jamaican Stephenie Ann McPherson in the 400m, Olympic finalist Christania Williams will contest the 100m, and Javon Francis will lead the Jamaican charge in the 400m.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Battle’s possible absence most likely means more playing time for shooting guard Buddy Boeheim. And if starting point guard Frank Howard checks out of the game, it’d probably be for freshman point guard Jalen Carey, who’s fallen out of the lineup in recent weeks. Carey hasn’t played double-digit minutes since January 12, although he showed an ability to score with 40 points across SU’s two games at Madison Square Garden in November.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange tip off with Pittsburgh at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The winner will play Duke in the ACC quarterfinals on Thursday.This post has been updated with additional reporting. UPDATED: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:37 p.m.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tyus Battle’s status has been updated to a game-time decision, according to Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. A previous report listed him as out against Pittsburgh in Syracuse’s ACC tournament-opener. Battle suffered a bruised hip in SU’s loss to Clemson on Saturday.With about two and a half minutes to play on Saturday, Battle drove, was fouled and fell awkwardly on his hip. He laid on the ground for a minute or two before limping off. He checked back in before subbing himself back out with under a minute to play. After the game, he had ice packs wrapped around his lower back in the locker room.Battle leads the Orange in scoring at more than 17 points per game. He’s also spent time this year as SU’s backup point guard. Both roles might need to be filled in Syracuse’s third meeting with the Panthers — the Orange are 2-0 this season against Pittsburgh. Comments Published on March 13, 2019 at 5:53 pm Contact Billy: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Wheyen3 read more