Beat writers expect Duke to beat Syracuse by double-digits

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Syracuse (20-12, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) set up a third meeting this season with Duke (26-5, 14-4) by beating Pittsburgh on Wednesday, 73-59. The Blue Devils had a double bye to the ACC tournament quarterfinals. It’ll be the rubber match between two teams that beat each other on the road this season.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen.Billy Heyen (24-8)Dancing with the DevilsDuke 80, Syracuse 61Tyus Battle, per Jim Boeheim, is “probably two or three days” from being ready to play. Syracuse has no reason to risk him against Duke in a game that means a lot more to fans than to NCAA Tournament implications. Without Battle, there’s not enough firepower for the Orange to keep up with Duke’s four freshmen for 40 minutes. SU will get some rest ahead of Selection Sunday with Wednesday’s win keeping them safely in the field. Charlie DiSturco (23-9)The big 4Duke 82, Syracuse 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYet another showdown between Syracuse and Duke this season. Unlike the other two times, the Blue Devils will start their death lineup that includes Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Tre Jones and Cam Reddish. I thought this same prediction earlier in the year before Reddish’s sickness and Jones’ injury mid-game, and I think the same will hold true. Duke is just too good for SU, especially with Tyus Battle battling injury. Matthew Gutierrez (19-13)Duke dominanceDuke 75, Syracuse 62It’s hard to envision scenarios in which Syracuse comes out on top Thursday. The only way would be a lights-out shooting display. Otherwise, even a few big games from individual players probably won’t be enough against a national title contender in the Blue Devils at full strength. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 14, 2019 at 10:49 amlast_img read more

CEU shocks Flying V, advances to D-League Finals

first_imgOrlan Wamar. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University dug deep and stunned Flying V, 72-67, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to oust the top seed and move on to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.Orlan Wamar kept the Scorpions afloat with 17 points built of four treys, on top of two rebounds, while Art Aquino emerged as the biggest thorn in the side of the Thunder with his 13-point, 10-rebound performance.ADVERTISEMENT JK Casiño also added 12 markers and five boards, JJ Manlangit had 11 points and nine rebounds, as Rod Ebondo took care of the dirty work with his 11 markers and 18 boards.“I’m so proud of my players because they gave their best. That’s how we’re able to make it here,” said coach Yong Garcia, who made the Finals in his first conference at the helm for CEU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Scorpions became only the second fourth-seed to advance to the championship series, following the footsteps of Tanduay in the 2016 Foundation Cup.CEU crawled back from a 13-point deficit, 25-12, and slowly chipped away the lead before finally zooming ahead 58-57, thanks to a Manlangit jumper at the 7:18 mark of the fourth quarter. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Hans Thiele had a chance to tie the game for Flying V at in the final minute, but he botched his shot from up-close, allowing Ebondo to seal the game with three freebies in the waning seconds of the game.“I just told my players to stay focused and stick to our gameplan,” said Garcia.The Scorpions will now prepare for Cignal HD in the best-of-three Finals, starting on Tuesday.Leading Conference MVP candidate Jeron Teng bowed out with 19 points, six assists, and five rebounds, while Thiele got 13 markers and four boards in the exit.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS PLAY LIST 02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite CEU 72 – Wamar 19, Aquino 13, Casiño 12, Ebondo 11, Manlangit 11, Jeruta 4, Arim 2, Uri 2, Cruz 2, Fuentes 0.FLYING V 67 – Teng 19, Thiele 13, Torres 8, Banal 7, Paredes 6, Salamat 6, Austria 3, Tampus 3, Cañada 2, Dionisio 0.Quarters: 12-18, 32-39, 51-54, 72-67.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Korea downs China for AVC bronze Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Guerrero Jr. provides buzz, but Blue Jays’ Drury has the knockout punch against A’s

first_imgTORONTO — Even two hours before the first pitch, time Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin sensed the different atmosphere in the ballpark as he sat in the dugout at the Rogers Centre.The reason for the buzz was the major league debut of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 20-year-old son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero and the No. 1 rated prospect in baseball.“A lot of hoopla out  here,” Melvin said. “I walked out, and it almost looked like a playoff game.”But on this night, not so good for the …last_img read more

Triple-A Sacramento breaks two-decade drought for SF Giants’ farm system

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — A 21-year drought in the Giants’ farm system came to an end on Thursday in Sacramento.No Giants’ Triple-A affiliate had won a division title since the Fresno Grizzlies came in first place in 1998 until the Sacramento River Cats clinched a Pacific Coast League Pacific North Division crown against the Reno Aces with a 10-2 victory.“To win down there and go to the playoffs, I’ve said this so many times but it’s such a valuable experience,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.🍾🍾🍾� …last_img read more

Child labour and exploitation takes centre stage during Child Protection Week

first_img(Image: GCIS)29 May, 2016 – Government will embark on the annual Child Protection Week campaign from Sunday 29 May to 05 June 2016 under the theme “Let Us All Protect Children To Move South Africa Forward“.Read the Child Protection Week key messagesThe Department of Social Development as the custodian of The Children’s Act will officially launch the campaign at Braakspruit Farm, outside Klerksdorp in the North West Province. Issues of child labour and exploitation are dominant in the farms and will top the agenda at the launch of Child Protection Week.Acting Director-General of GCIS, Donald Liphoko said: “We call on all sectors of society to take part in this significant programme. The protection of children is everybody’s responsibility and government alone cannot eradicate this scourge. It is imperative that the parents and the society be cognisant of the roles they need to play in protecting children and in exposing any suspected child abuse activities or children exploitation”.Since its inception in 1997, the Child Protection Week programme has and continues to raise awareness, educate and mobilise all sectors of the society to holistically develop, care and protect children.“Children’s rights are enshrined in the Constitution and as society it is our duty to uphold and protect them. Therefore, let us all familiarise ourselves with these rights as well as the Children’s Act” said Liphoko.For updates during Child Protection Week, follow @GCISMedia @SAGovNews @GovernmentZA and @DsdNews @The_DSD. Join the conversation on twitter by using the hashtag #ChildProtection2016. For more information on the list ofactivities, visit and report any suspected child labour, abuse, neglect or exploitation, please contact any of the following hotline numbers:Department of Social Development 24-hour Command Centre: 0800 428 428 (toll-free)Callers can also request a social worker from the Command Centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from any cell phoneChild Welfare South Africa: 0861 424453 / 011 452-4110SAPS Crime Stop: 08600 10 111SMS Crime Line: 32211Enquiries: Donald Liphoko (Acting Director General)Cell: 082 901 0766last_img read more

John Deere introduces the rugged, reliable 459E round balers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New economy balers feature Diamond Belts, BaleTrak Pro Monitor and moreJohn Deere adds the new 459E Baler to its hay and forage product lineup for 2016. The economical 459E Round Baler features the Edge-to-Edge net wrap option and other performance features that hay producers will appreciate.According to Jeremy Unruh, product line marketing manager for John Deere, the new rugged balers are designed to make tight 4- by 5-ft. bales for higher quality hay. “Our 459E Round Balers are equipped with six Diamond Belts, which cover more than 90 percent of the bale chamber, helping to reduce leaf loss while improving bale quality,” says Unruh. “The small diameter pickup also ensures the crop is fed to the bale chamber with reduced leaf loss, resulting in densely packed, consistent sized bales.”The 459E is available with two wrap options: either net or twine. The baler also comes with the BaleTrak Pro Monitor that allows the operator to both monitor and control important baler functions conveniently from the tractor seat.Another added feature is an adjustable hitch, which helps operators attach the baler to the tractor drawbar with ease at an ideal height of 16-18 inches for optimal performance.In addition, producers can bale at higher speeds with the 459E Edge-to-Edge net wrap option. Compared to twine, baling with net wrap is not only 75 percent faster and more efficient, it also results in 30-60 percent less spoilage. That means producers end up with more, higher quality forage at feeding time from the tightly- wrapped bales that are easier to handle and feed.“The 459E Baler is compatible with many tractor sizes, is easy to setup and operate and is a great fit for many beef, dairy, equine and haying operations,” adds Unruh. “Combine that with the rugged features of the baler, customers will get exceptional baling performance at an economical price.”For more information on the new 459E Baler, see your local John Deere dealer or visit read more

Madha, Junnar desperate as drought tightens grip

first_imgWith no let-up in the water crisis that has gripped the State’s hinterland, residents of the drought-hit areas of Solapur and Pune districts are desperate.In Solapur’s Madha tehsil, farmers lament the condition of the smaller livestock like goats and sheep, while in tribal areas of Junnar in Pune district, water sources have all but dried up.“The government provides for bigger animals in fodder camps, but the smaller ones like goats and sheep are neglected. Their suffering is unbearable. The landscape is arid, with foliage wilting in the heat,” says Dipak Mali, a farmer from Upalai Budruk village in Madha. Calling the ground reality of the fodder camp dismal, he said it is a daily struggle for humans and animals alike to fight the crisis.Vidya Londhe, a resident of the same village, has to trudge more than 4 km every day in quest of water. “The water we receive from the tankers is invariably undrinkable. Even to get that, we have to queue up each morning. There is a great deal of jostling and frayed of tempers. It is only after several hours that we receive water, sometimes well past midnight, and even then, barely enough to fill a vessel,” she says.‘No efforts by leaders’According to Sachin Gadekar, a local journalist and analyst, the grim reality facing the populace of Madha and the rest of Solapur is ironic, given that the 40-odd sugar mills in the district were functional during the sugarcane crushing season.“Furthermore, there have been no efforts on part of Solapur’s Guardian Minister Subhash Deshmukh or important leaders in the district like Sushilkumar Shinde to provide relief for the drought hit. The Guardian Minister has made two brief tours of a couple of drought-hit taluks after the polls ended in the State,” he said.Expressing worry at the abysmal state of fodder camps and the utter lack of water, Shivajirao Patil-Chandajkar, a former director of the district milk association, observed that even water-abundant villages near the Ujani dam — Solapur’s potable water lifeline — were in dire straits this year.Meanwhile in Junnar, 90 km from Pune city, the tribal hamlets of Muthalne and Kopre are particularly hard hit, with their natural water reserves drying up. Residents say contaminated water has led to an outbreak of diseases like cholera and gastroenteritis. Stocks dipping in PuneMeanwhile, cumulative water stocks in the four major dams — Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar — that constitute Pune city’s drinking water sources are down to an alarming 4.43 TMC (thousand million cubic feet), a little over 15% of their total capacity.According to the State Irrigation Department, water consumption in the city in April was the highest over a six-month period beginning November 2018. “The city consumed 1.4 TMC water in March and April. Going by the pattern of consumption in May, the city may very well end up consuming water in excess of 1.4 TMC for the third consecutive month. This is bound to pose severe problems till the onset of the monsoon,” an official from the Irrigation Department said.last_img read more


first_imgAn introduction to affiliate membership from Touch Football Australia Chairman Michael Sparks… THE CHANGE: Recently we have restructured our organisation and because of that restructure, the membership opportunities of affiliates in Touch have changed. Affiliates and their participants are important owners of our sport and are now able to be direct members of Touch Football Australia (TFA). Our State and Regional associations are being replaced with more streamlined State and Regional Councils, and all activities and staff above affiliate level will be directed and employed by TFA. This is the new “Unitary Model of organisation by which participants are members of one body, with one national vision with an affiliate service focus”. THE INFORMATION: From today we are providing a number of resources to enable affiliates and constituent bodies to have a complete understanding of our new constitutional and operational arrangements. These documents will be uploaded onto the right hand side of the homepage and will be available for all to read and download in the coming months. There will also be links to these documents available at the bottom of this page for your convenience. The documents have been coordinated by our CEO Kevin Thompson with the assistance of the Unitary Model Implementation Team, state boards and staff. Your first stop should be the “Affiliation Introduction” and the “Unitary Model Primer” which provide a background to the changes, and the benefits of the new structure. The “Information memorandum” is a comprehensive run-down on exactly how the new organisation will work, and the important role of affiliates as members under the new governance structure. The PowerPoint “Slide shows” are aids which we are using in our meetings with constituent bodies and affiliates, as we talk through the important changes and how they will impact across the states and regions. There are also documents on the “National Touch League”, the “Constitution” adopted by members on 25th June, and the draft “Standing Orders” which will be considered by the Board following feedback from our consultations. WHAT AFFILIATES NEED TO DO: The “Affiliation Introduction”, “Key Benefits for Affiliates” and “Affiliation Regulations and Application Form” all carry the key information affiliates need to enable them to join Touch Football Australia. To all involved in this new and exciting opportunity to streamline our organisation, I urge you to make yourself familiar with the changes proposed. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our CEO, Kevin Thompson on Tel 02 6285 2703. Yours sincerely Michael Sparks Chairman Introduction: AFFILIATION INTRODUCTION Summary Information: UNITARY MODEL PRIMER SLIDE SHOW- AFFILIATES SLIDE SHOW CONSTITUENT BODIES INFORMATION MEMORANDUM Affiliate Membership information: KEY BENEFITS FOR AFFILIATES AFFILIATION REGULATIONS & APPLICATION FORM MODEL AFFILIATE CONSTITUTION Governance Documents TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION STANDING ORDERS Other: NATIONAL TOUCH LEAGUElast_img read more

21 days agoBournemouth manager Howe dismisses Man Utd Wilson rumours

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth manager Howe dismisses Man Utd Wilson rumoursby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe has dismissed transfer speculation around Callum Wilson.The 27-year-old has scored five Premier League goals so far, and reports have suggested he will be on Manchester United’s wanted list when the transfer window opens again in January.”I take with a pinch of salt, to be honest, at this stage of the season,” Howe said when asked about the reports around Wilson’s future.”There is nothing that we can do, that Callum can do, other than perform well. That influences rumours and things like that at this stage of the season.”He has just got to focus on his next game and give his best for this club.”To hear transfer links and rumours at this stage when the window is shut and a long way from being open, for me, it is pointless talking about it.” last_img read more

21 days agoLiverpool striker Mane: We must keep Vardy quiet

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Mane: We must keep Vardy quietby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Sadio Mane says they must keep a close check on Leicester star Jamie Vardy – or he will take full advantage.The Reds were uncharacteristically lax in allowing a three-goal lead slip against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League before eventually prevailing 4-3 on Wednesday.”I think if we want to win we have to play better because we know Leicester, especially this season they are very strong and a very good team,” Mane said.”For sure we are going to learn from it (the Salzburg game) and be ready for Saturday, which will be a massive game for us. It is a lesson for us to be on our toes in the next game.”I think they started the season very well and are a very good team and if we want to beat them we have to be 100 per cent ready.”Vardy always scores so we have to make sure this game he will not score and we try to take all our chances – that will be the key.” last_img read more