ANOTHER CLOSE CALL: No-call on Faust drive helps Syracuse stave off Maryland comeback, dodge 3rd straight loss

first_img Published on February 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 COLLEGE PARK, Md. — For just a moment, Baye Moussa Keita became Rodney Hood, Nick Faust became C.J. Fair and Mark Turgeon became Jim Boeheim.Syracuse became Duke in its Monday night matchup at Maryland as the driving Faust collided with Keita on the left block with 10 seconds left and SU up one.Keita absorbed the contact, slightly hunched over with his arms straight, and deflected the shot as SU took off upcourt without a whistle.Turgeon stormed out onto the court and across the 3-point arc in disapproval and later reiterated his displeasure in his press conference. Syracuse escaped in a similar way that Duke did when it defeated the Orange on Saturday night.In only 48 hours, the No. 4 Orange (26-2, 13-2 Atlantic Coast) went from being on the losing side of a questionable officiating decision to the winning one as it staved off Maryland (15-13, 7-8) 57-55 in front of a sellout crowd of 17,950 at the Comcast Center. Combined with the Orange’s squandering of a 12-point lead, the final minutes of the game provided the extreme duress that SU fans have grown to expect this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut unlike its past two games, the Orange pulled this one out. Fair swished a step-back 3-pointer and Trevor Cooney hit a turnaround jumper before Syracuse dodged Faust’s baseline take and a desperation, running 3-pointer by Seth Allen at the buzzer.After the game, SU head coach Jim Boeheim balked when told of Turgeon’s disagreement with the no-call.“First of all, let me just tell you this, they shot 27 free throws,” Boeheim said. “If anyone’s going to complain about the officiating, I’m going to complain. And I think I did enough of that Saturday. I don’t think I have to repeat that.“… If they didn’t turn it over 18 times, they wouldn’t have had to worry about that. Complain about that call, you’ve got to be kidding me.”Syracuse players disagreed on whether or not they thought there was a foul on the play.Point guard Tyler Ennis said it could have gone either way, and that it did remind him of Fair’s charge call against the Blue Devils on Saturday.After scoring a team-high 20 points — his most since playing Villanova on Dec. 28 — Ennis could only watch as Dez Wells passed the ball over him to Faust on the left wing.And when games come down to plays like that on the road, he said, you don’t expect to get the call.Forwards Jerami Grant and Fair were more certain, though. Both said the no-call was the right call.“From my angle, that was a clear no-call,” Fair said. “Maybe somebody else thinks it looked like a foul, but there wasn’t any contact, I don’t think.”Turgeon certainly thought it was a foul. He left his coaching box immediately and walked well onto the court as he tried to get a referee’s attention.But the crew was already on its way back downcourt, where Cooney would make 1-of-2 free throws at the four-second mark.And 10 minutes after Allen’s last-second heave clanged off the side of the rim, Turgeon shared his frustrations in the opening statement of his press conference.“We were right there,” Turgeon said. “I thought Nick got fouled, and the replay showed that, but it’s been that type of year for us.“They didn’t call it and (Syracuse) won the game.”Now, Syracuse takes that momentum into its longest rest period in more than two weeks. The Orange returns to action with a trip to No. 12 Virginia, which sits atop the ACC standings, on Saturday.And Fair said, that coming off back-to-back losses, the victory over Maryland is possibly the biggest of Syracuse’s season.Said Fair: “We never felt that we were going to lose because they still had to score. They did a good job of attacking at that end, getting to the foul line and cutting the lead down. We were able to withstand that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Zack Greinke cruises as Dodgers beat Arizona Diamondbacks

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PHOENIX — Zack Greinke threw eight sharp innings, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke homered and the Dodgers added to their mastery of Arizona with a 7-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.Los Angeles improved to 8-1 against Arizona this season, and the Dodgers are 15-19 against everybody else.Greinke (7-1), in his longest outing of the season, allowed two or fewer runs for the 21st consecutive game, the longest such streak in the majors since at least 1914. He gave up five hits, struck out six, walked two and had an RBI double.Puig had three hits and drove in two runs. He and Van Slyke hit solo homers off Wade Miley (3-4) as the Diamondbacks fell to 4-16 at Chase Field. The bottom of the Los Angeles order accounted for two runs in the fourth. Van Slyke led off with a double, then scored on A.J. Ellis’ single. Greinke followed with an RBI double to the gap in left-center. They were the first RBIs of the season for Ellis and Greinke.Van Slyke hit Miley’s first pitch in the sixth high off the batter’s eye in center field, far above the 407-foot sign and it was 4-0.Los Angeles got two runs off reliever Randall Delgado in the seventh. Puig singled and scored when Hanley Ramirez doubled. Matt Kemp brought Ramirez home with a fielder’s choice.The Dodgers added an unearned run in the eighth when shortstop Chris Owings, trying to nab speedy Dee Gordon for a double play, threw the ball 10 rows into the seats above the Los Angeles dugout.Gordon scored from first on Puig’s double.In the ninth, umpire Quinn Wolcott ruled that Miguel Montero had beaten out an infield hit but the Dodgers challenged and the call was reversed on review.Also …The Dodgers have won 15 of the last 19 games against the Diamondbacks. … Puig has 33 RBIs. … Miley has allowed 10 home runs, most of any Arizona starter. … The Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt struck out three times. … Arizona’s 17-year-old minor league pitcher Argeny Hiciano has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance. … The Dodgers send LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 1.74 ERA) to the mound Saturday, while Arizona’s Chase Anderson (1-0, 1.69) makes his second major-league start, first at home.center_img Van Slyke is 7 for 16 in his career against Miley with four home runs, three this year.Puig extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games.Brian Wilson, who entered the game with a 10.22 ERA, pitched the ninth to complete the shutout.The Diamondbacks have not led in any of their six home games against Los Angeles, two of them in Sydney, Australia, to open the season. Miley gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings, with three walks and three strikeouts.Puig got the Dodgers going with a drive into the right-field seats on a 2-2 pitch from Miley with one out in third. It was his eighth home run of the season.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015Friday, October 2, 2015•11:19 a.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 100 block W. 18th, Wellington.•9:37 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of tools and building materials in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•1 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 1900 block E. Lincoln, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Samantha F. Brown, 31, Gardner, Kans. and a fixed object/utility pole owned by the city of Wellington.1 p.m. Samantha F. Brown, 31, Gardner, Kans. was issued a notice to appear for fail to report an accident.•2 p.m. Non-injury, hit and run accident in the 700 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Charles K. Kimbel, 53, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Raymond Fletcher, Lake Benton, Minn.•4:19 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint in the 400 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•5:52 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Jerald G. Loughmiller, 59, Wellington and James D. Fitzer, 49, Wellington.•10:55 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for defective taillight.•11:35 p.m. Officers investigated driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test.Saturday, October 3, 2015•12:01 a.m. Robert C. Hamilton, 31, Riverdale, was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test.•3:16 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:38 a.m. Tremain D. Gingerich, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•10:30 a.m. Chase A. Rosewicz, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•11:05 a.m. Caly D. Hochevar, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•11:29 a.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Deborah R. Meyer, 63, Conway Springs and a fixed object owned by Steak House Motel, Wellington.•Tasha Metcalf, 35, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog bite violation and determination that the dog is vicious.•7:03 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block W. 8th, Wellington.•8:28 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency by a known suspect in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.Sunday, October 4, 2015•11 a.m. Hit and run, private property accident in the 1800 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a vehicle owned by Shannon K. Decatur, Belle Plaine.•11:32 a.m. Officers investigated battery, assault and criminal damage to property in the 800 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:52 a.m. Duston L. Hoss, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with battery, assault and criminal damage to property.•1:58 p.m. Officers took a report of lost purse in the 1200 block S. Washington, Wellington.•2:12 p.m. Officers investigated a battery of a known suspect in the 200 block N. Ash, Wellington.•5:49 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•11:25 p.m. Kimberly R. Shaw, 40, Harper, was issued a notice to appear for defective brake lights and no proof of insurance.last_img read more

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Australian Spoons triumph for Northern pair

first_img Golfing partners Sandra Taylor and Jean Lamb scored a success for the North when they won the national final of the Australian Spoons competition at Wilmslow, Cheshire.The pair, from Rudding Park Golf Club in Yorkshire, beat partnerships representing the other five England Golf regions. They scored 32 points to take the honours in the stableford foursomes competition for players with handicaps of 15 and over.It’s their biggest golfing success and Jean, who plays off 18, described it as “exciting.” Sandra, a 15-handicapper, added: “We really didn’t expect to win and when we realised that we had it was a bit overwhelming. We couldn’t take it in!“It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I’d recommend anyone to take part in the Australian Spoons. We’ve been extremely well looked after.”The finalists are the overnight guests of England Golf and, after the competition, they had tea with past President Sue Johnson.The Rudding Park pair played to their handicaps on the front nine but found the last few holes of the inward half challenging. However their score was two points ahead of their closest challengers.Sandra took up golf only in 2010, when she retired from the police force. “I’ve always been sports mad. When I gave up work a friend invited me to Rudding Park, just for a go, and I loved it so I joined,” she said. She was ladies’ captain last year. Jean has played for almost 10 years and together the pair have enjoyed local successes.The finalists were:Sandra Taylor and Jean Lamb of Rudding Park, Yorkshire, representing the NorthKerry Variava and Joanne Smith of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, representing  Midlands NorthElaine Osbourne and Tricia Ainsbury of Burstead, Essex, representing the EastJean Rockall and Jayne Begley of Saunton, Devon, representing the South WestLynn Lambert and Victoria Westgarth of Windlesham, Surrey, representing the SouthMary Evans and Bryony Travill of Brampton Heath, Northamptonshire, representing  Midlands SouthCaption: Sandra (left) and Jean (right) are pictured with England Golf past President Sue Johnson (image © Leaderboard Photography). 20 Sep 2013 Australian Spoons triumph for Northern pair last_img read more

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Time to give the dynamic WRs their due

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates making a first down catch during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The Steelers won 51-34. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)In this quarterback-driven league, someone has to catch the ball.Dynamic receivers are making their mark this season – and not just for their creative (some might say over-the-top) celebrations. The passers get the pub much of the time, so here’s some love for the guys grabbing those throws.Most notable for the likes of Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson, Dez Bryant, Jeremy Maclin, Julian Edelman and the other eye-catching receivers is their breakaway skill.Jerry Rice, the greatest wideout in NFL history, was not known for his sheer speed as much as for his separation skills and acceleration in his routes. These players share that talent.Ask Mike Tomlin about Brown, who leads the league in receptions by a wide margin – 13 over Golden Tate of Detroit – and yards through the air, 1,070, 68 more than Denver’s Demaryius Thomas.“He’s one of the best in the world at what he does,” Tomlin says. “He’s physically and mentally on top of his game and when you have somebody that’s playing like that, when you step into a stadium he’s a known issue, but still he performs.”Brown has become a known issue since the beginning of last season. Same thing for New England’s Edelman, ostensibly the replacement in the slot for Wes Welker. Instead, Edelman has become as dangerous as any receiver anywhere – and, again like Brown, as good as any punt returner.He even has earned a nickname from Tom Brady.“Minitron, he can do all the different things,” Brady says. “He’s so quick, and what he did on the (84-yard) punt return (against Denver) was just incredible. And then he comes out there at receiver and makes a bunch of plays.”What also separates Brown, Edelman, Maclin and Bryant in particular is they don’t have a lot of established support at their position.The Steelers have an emerging target in rookie Martavis Bryant, who has six TD catches in his first four games, an NFL mark. So do the Eagles to help Maclin in rookie Jordan Matthews, and Bryant gets aid from second-year man Terrance Williams.And there are some standout tight ends such as the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski and the Cowboys’ Jason Witten to offer help.Most of them benefit from playing with outstanding QBs – Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger – or, in Maclin’s case, in a system where his skill set fits perfectly.Maclin is considered a prime contender for Comeback Player of the Year after missing 2013 with his second torn ACL. He’s really come on in recent weeks.“I was so disappointed for Jeremy a year ago when he got hurt because I thought in terms of what we do, what a real outstanding player he could be in this system, and we’re starting to continue to see that,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.“But I think he’s a difficult one-on-one matchup. He’s got good size, he’s got good speed. I think he can stretch it from a vertical standpoint, but he can also run after the catch.”As can Nelson, whose variety of TDs range from breaking away with short passes, often with diagonal cuts, to racing deep and snaring Rodgers’ passes.Nelson might have had the biggest impact of any of the wideouts making noise in 2014 because his performances have opened space for teammate Randall Cobb, who has 10 TD receptions.“A lot of it is good fortune and getting the right call against the right defense and everyone executing,” Nelson says, “and sometimes them screwing up. That’s why all you can do is go out and do your job and what happens from there, happens.“The more you can do on offense, the more effective you’ll be, and the more effective (you are), the defense has to be on their heels.”No offense puts a defense on its heels better than Denver, of course. The Broncos were overwhelming last season – until the Super Bowl – with Peyton Manning throwing to Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Welker and TE Julius Thomas. Decker is gone and it’s a measure of the talent of his replacement, Emmanuel Sanders, that he’s developed an immediate rapport with Manning.Sanders earned Manning’s trust quickly after leaving Pittsburgh and his buddy Brown and signing with Denver.“I give a lot of credit to him,’ Manning says “He’s really worked hard, trying to learn this offense. It’s not an easy offense to learn, especially with all the changes and the no-huddle philosophy that we have. So, he’s put the time in, he’s worked hard and you combine that with great ability – which he has – it’s allowed him to get off to a fast start. I’ve enjoyed working with him.”Can’t have a better endorsement than that.___AP Pro Football Writers Rob Maaddi and Arnie Stapleton, and Sports Writers Genaro Armas, Howard Ulman, Will Graves and Schuyler Dixon contributed to this story.___Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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