Syracuse adds cornerback Davis to Class of 2015

first_img Published on May 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Cornerback Davante Davis verbally committed to Syracuse on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the fourth player to join the Orange’s Class of 2015.Davis is finishing his junior year at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Fla., and is listed at 6 feet, 2 inches and 180 pounds by is the second defensive back from Florida that Syracuse has picked up in this class. He joins Champagnat Catholic of Hialeah High School cornerback Gerald Robinson (three stars), who committed on April 25.Davis and Robinson are continuing a reliable pipeline to the Sunshine State that SU offensive coordinator George McDonald is fostering. Six members of the Orange’s Class of 2014 hail from Florida.Along with Robinson, Davis also joins running backs Tyrone Perkins and Jordan Fredericks in the Class of 2015.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Whicker: Nervous start, big finish for Dodgers in NLCS opener

first_imgLOS ANGELES — It was a game they couldn’t lose, and yet for an hour or so it looked as if they might.Dodgers fans don’t believe in gift horses or free lunches, not after 29 years.Their nerves were stretched when the bedraggled, strung-out Cubs took a 2-0 lead over Clayton Kershaw after four innings in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.True, that’s usually a small hurdle for the Dodgers, but they didn’t have Corey Seager and they hadn’t been such ponderous favorites before. But they used walks and homers and the singular sensation that is Yasiel Puig to catch up and pass the Cubs, and they wound up winning, 5-2.Chris Taylor’s go-ahead homer preceded Puig’s blast that made it 4-2. Charlie Culberson, the replacement for the injured Seager, had a game-tying sacrifice fly. The Dodgers’ bullpen was fresh and smothering. Tonight they go for a 2-0 lead with Rich Hill on the mound, for a while anyway.All of the Dodgers’ perceived advantages going into the NLCS, were dampened considerably when their series roster came out.Seager’s name was not on it. His slide in Game 3 of the Division Series at Arizona caused a lower back injury that still had not loosened by the time Manager Dave Roberts had to submit the 25-man.list.The Dodgers pride themselves on versatility and depth but Seager’s absence is a stain they cannot fully bleach. They activated Culberson, hero of the division-clinching game last year, to play shortstop Saturday in Game 1. It illustrated how much the Dodgers had changed since their season ended in the chilly darkness of Wrigley Field last Oct. 22.Of the eight position players who started Game 6, only Justin Turner was in the Game 1 lineup Saturday. Andrew Toles and Josh Reddick are gone, Seager is hurt, Adrian Gonzalez is shut down with an injury, and Yasmani Grandal, Joc Pederson and Chase Utley were on the bench.The Dodgers figured to miss Seager on multiple levels, but especially against Chicago. He is 7 for 17 lifetime against Jon Lester, who is the scheduled Game 2 starter, and 5 for 8 against Jake Arrieta, who will probably work Game 4 on Wednesday.The Dodgers were 93-42 when Seager started this year, which means they were 11-16 when he didn’t.The Cubs hit Kershaw hard in the first three innings without result, including a tattooed line drive by Anthony Rizzo that Puig caught in right field.In the fourth, Willson Contreras smacked a single to center, and Albert Almora waited for a 3-and-1 pitch and mashed an indifferent slider over the left-field wall.Quintana, who had faced the minimum 12 Dodgers in the first  four innings and had not given up a fly ball out until the fourth, struck out Enrique Hernandez to lead off the fifth. Then he couldn’t get home umpire Lance Barksdale to approve any of his close pitches to Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes, walking them both.That brought out the crowd-pleaser in Puig. He got the count to 2-and-1 and absolutely crushed a double into the left-field gap. Forsythe scored on that, and Barnes came home on Culberson’s sacrifice fly – the kind Vin Scully, who was here Saturday night, always called a “run-scoring fly ball.” The Dodgers had oozed into a 2-2 tie.Quintana left after five innings, turning Game 1 into a bullpen battle that the Dodgers thought they could win. Chris Taylor, batting first in the sixth inning, testified to that. Taylor had sent center fielder Almora to the base of the wall for his drive in the fourth inning  Here, he jumped on Hector Rondon’s 97th mph pitch and sent it into the right-center pavilion to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2.Roberts was now in a situation that he calls “counting outs.” He got Tony Cingrani into the game to retire Rizzo , who was 4 for 24 against him. He brought in Kenta Maeda to get two in the sixth and one more in the seventh. Then Brandon Morrow came in to get Kyle Schwarber on a fly ball and to strike out Javier Baez, who at that point was hitless for the postseason.The Cubs stuck with lefty Mike Montgomery to begin the Dodgers’ seventh,  and Puig delivered a majestic fly ball that sent Schwarber to the wall in left. Puig did not flip his bat and was about to trot to first base when the ball sailed out by an inch, making it 4-2.The final four outs were counted by Kenley Jansen. The race had been won by the freshest and the deepest, and now the Dodgers need to win three more before the Cubs catch their breath.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Camp Fire aid coming from San Jose Sharks, holiday events

first_imgWhen San Jose resident Ryan Brown brought his nephew, Dillon to see his first Sharks game at SAP Center, he took home a hat as a souvenir of the visit, which took place on his seventh birthday. Sadly, that hat — along with all of Dillon’s and his family’s other possessions — was lost when their home in Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire about a week later.When the Sharks heard what happened, the team sent Dillon a letter signed by his two favorite players, Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon, …last_img

South Africa, Mexico sign cooperation agreements

first_img20 October 2014South Africa’s international relations and cooperation minister, Maite Nkoana- Mashabane, and her Mexican counterpart Dr Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena signed six cooperation agreements aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries on 17 October.Following a Bi-National Commission (BNC) meeting in Pretoria, Nkoana-Mashabane said South Africa and Mexico had signed six agreements, including the Action Plan: South Africa and Mexico towards a priority relationship.She said the cooperation agreements were in line with the New Growth Path priorities, as supported by the National Development Plan, and included job creation, energy, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and tourism.More than 20 government departments and agencies have bilateral relations and contact with Mexico or are in the process of establishing such relations.“We should also acknowledge the fact that other forms of cooperation are equally important, covering the building blocks of society, such as food security, science and technology, social development, health, water resources, conservation, youth and education, as well as arts and culture,’ she added.“Apart from bilateral cooperation, we also had the chance to cover continental and regional issues, as well as our positions on multilateral matters such as peacekeeping, the open government partnership and the G20,’ she said.South Africa’s diplomatic relations with Mexico were established in 1993 and the South African Embassy opened in Mexico City in 1994.Mexico has become one of South Africa’s top three trade partners in Latin America and the Caribbean, while South Africa is Mexico’s largest trade partner in Africa and largest African investor in Mexico.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Three family members drown as bridge collapses in Bihar

first_imgA shocking incident, in which three people were feared drowned after a bridge connecting a village collapsed, was recorded on camera in Bihar’s Araria district.Incessant rains in Bihar for the past few weeks have created a flood-like situation in several areas. The flood fury has thrown normal life out of gear in the State.The video shows a bridge collapsing when a mother tries to cross it with her two children.last_img

Interlocutor reaches Jammu

first_imgGovernment of India special representative Dineshwar Sharma on Thursday concluded his three-day maiden visit to Kashmir and arrived in winter capital Jammu to meet parties and civil society groups.Soon after his reached Jammu, Mr. Sharma met BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh “to initiate and carry forward dialogue with elected representatives and other organisations.” A party leader said several “J&K-centric issues” were discussed. Mr. Sharma will stay in Jammu for two days.Earlier in Srinagar, Mr. Sharma met senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz. “Now it is time to hold a meaningful dialogue. There are several working group and interlocutor reports gathering dust. Time has come that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make this fresh process a meaningful one. There is a great trust deficit between the Union of India and Kashmir,” Mr. Soz said.Hurriyat seminarIn a significant move, the State government allowed Syed Ali Geelani-led Tehreek-e-Hurriyat to hold a seminar at his residence at Hyderpora. “The authorities are using this [National Investigation Agency] agency to create fear psychosis among youth,” Mr. Geelani said at the seminar, adding “J&K was never a part of India.”last_img read more

Etheridge, Philippines dreaming of English Premier League

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We are not thinking of the Premier League just yet,” Etheridge, born in London in 1990 to an English father and Filipino mother, told The Associated Press.“Physically, mentally and emotionally, The Championship is a very strong level of football. I would argue that it is right up there with some of the best leagues and is hard to get out of.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Championship contains two former European title winners and is in the top 10 of the most-watched leagues in the world with an average attendance in 2017-18 of over 20,000. The battle for promotion is fierce.“There are big clubs paying large amounts of money to try and get into the Premier League,” said Etheridge. “It would be a dream to play there.” Read Next MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “The Asian Cup is a massive deal,” Greatwich said. “If you had said 10 years ago that we would be one game away from playing Korea, Japan and Australia then people would have laughed. Hopefully, it will be a watershed moment for the impact it could have on the domestic game here.”Fans in the Philippines are hoping that Etheridge can transfer his form in England, where he has stopped the opposition from scoring in 15 league games so far this season, back to southeast Asia next month.“You can really feel his presence when he is with the national team,” Greatwich said. “He is a big personality. He has been with the national team for 10 years and given what he is done and is doing, when he speaks people listen.”Etheridge made his international debut in 2008 at the age of 18. Even in the middle of a promotion campaign, he’s looking forward to returning to international duty.“We need a draw to make history,” he said of the Tajikistan match. “I have been part of that for 10 years and it has been a fantastic journey through thick and thin. It is a massive game.” Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, Philippines’ goalkeeper Neil Etheridge fails to block a Bahrain goal during a preliminary joint qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in Riffa, Bahrain. Cardiff City goalkeeper Etheridge may not just become the first southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League later this year, he could also help develop soccer in the Philippines, on and off the field. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge could become the first southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League later this year, and also help develop soccer in his native Philippines.Etheridge has missed just one game in Cardiff’s push to be promoted to the Premier League from The Championship, English’s soccer second tier. With 13 games of the 46 remaining in the 2017-18 season, Cardiff sits in second place and is on course to join the richest and most popular soccer league in the world.ADVERTISEMENT It has been a dream for many southeast Asian players. Soccer is the most popular sport in every country in the region except the Philippines, but having a player in the Premier League, closely-followed in southeast Asia, could make a difference.“I hope it would have a significant impact on the game here,” Chris Greatwich, a former national teammate of Etheridge, said. “When Cardiff played Manchester City in the FA Cup recently there was a real buzz as Neil faced some of the best players in the world. To have a player from the Philippines there every week would be very exciting.”Greatwich is the head coach of Kaya, a leading club in the Philippines Football League, the country’s first nationwide professional league first established in 2017.With the second season due to kick off in March, there are issues with two of the eight teams withdrawing due to financial issues.As well as Etheridge in the Premier League, the Philippines qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup for the first time could help. The national team only has to avoid defeat at home to Tajikistan on March 27 to do so.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders- KKR win by 9 wkts

first_imgJacques Kallis and captain Gautam Gambhir put on an unbeaten 152 runs for the second wicket to help Kolkata beat Rajasthan by 9 wickets in their IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday. Score | PhotosChasing 160, Kolkata reached home with nine balls and nine wicket to spare.Rajasthan bowlers wanted an early breakthrough and they got one Manvinder Bisla was run out in the 2 over of the innings. But the celebrations were short-lived for th hosts as soon Kolkata batsmen Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir went on charge against Rajasthan bowlers.The two started to raise the tempo gradully and by the time the slog over approached they were confortably poised on a good total. In the 19th over Kallis scored three more runs and Kolkata won the match. Kallis remained unbeaten on 80 and Gambhir on 75.Rajasthan innings Earlier, Rajasthan scored 159/4 in their allotted 20 overs against Kolkata.Kolkata captain Gatuam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field. a decision keeping in mind the pitch. And Kolkata did manage to get a wicket in the fifth over. Rajasthan opener Amit Paunikar fell while trying to play an aerial shot off Shakib Al Hasan. He failed to get the desired elivation and was caught at short third man by Jacques Kallis on 9 when the team total was 26.Soon the other opener Rahul Dravid and Ashok Menaria got on with a good partnership. The two had put on 52 runs for the second wicket when Yusuf Pathan struck in the 12th. First he clean bowled Dravid on 35 and then a ball later got rid of Ashok Menaria on 27. And Rajasthan were down to 79/3.advertisementAussie Shane Watson, who had a great Bangladesh outing, then got on with the onus of increasing the run rate and he had Kiwi big-hitter Ross Taylor by his side. Unfortunatley for Watson, his good form did not hold him in good stead against Kolkata and he fell on 22, though it came off just 13 balls.Watson hit a six off Shakib Al Hasan in the 17th over and wanted do a repeat but failed and the ball crashed into his stumps on 124/4.Finally, South African Johan Botha and Taylor helped Rjasthan put a good 159/4 on board.Teams:Kolkata Knight Riders: Manvinder Bisla(w), Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Brett Lee, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal AbdullaRajasthan Royals: Shane Watson, Amit Paunikar(w), Rahul Dravid, Johan Botha, Ross Taylor, Ashok Menaria, Abhishek Raut, Amit Singh, Shane Warne(c), Siddharth Trivedi, Nayan Doshilast_img read more