Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 16-10 loss to North Carolina State

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. — Twelve days after a 38-point beating of Holy Cross and 19 days after a 52-point barrage against Western Michigan, Syracuse (3-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) reversed roles and fell to North Carolina State (4-2, 1-1), 16-10, on Thursday in Raleigh. The Orange struggled to generate offense from the get-go, recording just 27 yards on 14 plays in the opening quarter. It didn’t get much better from there, as SU missed a field goal at the end of the first half and didn’t get on the scoreboard until late in the third quarter. A fourth-quarter turnover on downs in the red zone was the end of a potential comeback for the Orange, who dropped to .500 despite a stellar showing from their defense. Here are three fast reactions from SU’s second loss of conference play. ‘O’ noWith Tommy DeVito nursing an upper-body injury and seemingly hesitant to get hit, SU’s offense suffered and was never able to get the passing game or running game going. It also did a poor job protecting its star quarterback — DeVito was sacked five times in the first half alone. After being held scoreless for the duration of the first half, SU had a chance to put points on the board with a field goal. But reigning Lou Groza Award-winner Andre Szmyt hit the left goal post and missed his first field goal attempt of the season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt didn’t improve in the second half. Even after the Orange defense forced a turnover for the 20th-straight game, SU immediately went three-and-out, culminating in the sixth sack of the contest. Syracuse eventually got on the scoreboard late in the third quarter, but its decision to kick a field goal instead of going for it on fourth-and-short from the NC State 14-yard line still came back to haunt the Orange.Bending but not breakingIn a similar fashion to Syracuse’s game against Clemson last month, the Orange’s defense played well enough throughout the contest to keep its stagnant offense in the game. The Orange did a solid job containing the Wolfpack’s quarterback duo in Bailey Hockman and Devin Leary, holding them to just 114 yards passing through the first two quarters. They were even better against the run, limiting NC State to 104 yards on 34 carries during the game. Even when it looked like the Wolfpack had opened up the SU defense, it bent but didn’t break. Twice in the first half, NC State made it into the red zone before the Orange stopped the Wolfpack in their tracks and forced them to kick field goals. The Wolfpack returned to the red zone on the first possession of the second half, but an Andrew Armstrong interception stopped the threat. The lone touchdown scored by the Wolfpack all game came on a trick play, a wide receiver pass in which SU suffered from miscommunication in the secondary. Ailing DeVitoWhile Syracuse’s starting quarterback did end up throwing for 300 yards, DeVito was far from 100% healthy. During pregame warmups, he had extra padding on around his ribs, even more than the usual quarterback jacket he wears during games. He looked even more agitated when the pocket collapsed on him. He’d be forced to run out of it and and avoided contact by sliding or running out of bounds. What made matters worse was the fact that too often during the game, and the first half specifically, DeVito was forced to constantly scramble. He was sacked five times in the opening two quarters, as SU’s offensive line struggled to pick up extra blitzers. By the time the second half came around, DeVito was as hesitant and looked unsure about any sort of physical contact. Without much semblance of a passing game, Syracuse did little on the ground, making for a dormant offensive showing. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 10, 2019 at 11:32 pm Contact Eric: | @esblack34last_img read more

Kostas Manolas reminds Luis Suarez of Barcelona’s 3-0 loss against Roma in on field…

first_imgAdvertisement j17xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs39e8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezpx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ryv9cWould you ever consider trying this?😱7zCan your students do this? 🌚9r1fRoller skating! Powered by Firework Kostas Manolas reminded Luis Suarez of Barcelona’s 3-0 loss against AS Roma in the Champions League. It was one of the worst nights of European football in the history of Barcelona. The Catalan Giants were knocked out by AS Roma from the quarter final stage of the Champions League.Advertisement The Greek centre back Kostas Manolas who was a player AS Roma on that night reminded Luis Suarez of that night when these two players were engaged in an on field argument. Kostas Manolas currently joined for Napoli from AS Roma in this summer transfer window.Advertisement It was a preseason match between Barcelona and Napoli. Barcelona trashed Napoli in the match with a margin of 4-0. Luis Suarez scored the first goal of the match at the 48th minute of the match. Antoine Griezmann scored the second goal for the Catalan Giants at the 56th minute. Two minutes later, Luis Suarez netted his second goal. Ousmane Dembele scored the fourth goal for Barcelona at the 63rd minute of the match.Kostas Manolas’ side might have lost this preseason friendly match; but his side won that match in the Champions League by knocking out mighty Barcelona. This was certainly a big achievement for the Manolas and that’s why he reminded of the match to Luis Suarez.Advertisement Barcelona great Patrick Kluivert strongly touts Marcus Rashford for Barcelona move Advertisementlast_img read more

DD Fitness: Do weights slow you down and make you bulky?

first_imgAs a trainer, I have been asked this question a thousand times.“Do Weights slow you down and make you bulky?”Anyone who has stepped foot in a gym has heard someone say, or maybe has said it themselves, ”I don’t want to lift weights, because I don’t want to get too bulky.” If you are involved in sports I can guarantee that at one stage or another someone who ‘knows what they are talking about’ has told you to stay away from weights because you will get too big and it will slow you down.I used to believe this myself.I spent years training in a sport where we were advised that weights would slow us down.So, I avoided lifting weights for my legs, (couldn’t neglect the upper body could I?), and ended up the proud owner of a nice set of pencil thin twiglet legs; something I have had to spend years rectifying. Have you had bad advice regarding weights?Drop me a message and let me know.Even today, with the rise of Strength and Conditioning throughout sports, and the acceptance in certain sports that it is beneficial, I still hear people giving the same old outdated advice to athletes.There is also the flip side to this where people claim to be doing S&C with athletes and teams, but it is just a muscle gain program, (Leg day, arms and shoulders day, chest and back day), that IS NOT strength and conditioning.Then we have people who are looking to ‘lose weight’ or ‘get in shape’. For the majority of my clientele, their goal is to look and feel better about themselves.When I am doing the initial consultation with a new client, I will always bring up the topic of lifting weights.I usually ask them if they have any experience of using weights and proceed to inform them that their training program will involve the use of them in some shape or form.This phrase will usually surface, ‘I don’t mind using weights, but I don’t want to get too bulky’. Does that sound familiar and have you ever thought or said that?It isn’t just women who feel this way and have these fears and doubts. I have had men tell me that they ‘wouldn’t mind putting on some muscle, but they wouldn’t want to get too big’ that they ‘don’t want to end up like a bodybuilder.’There is still this idea among the general population that as soon as you start lifting weights, you will turn into THE MOUNTAIN from Game of Thrones and your clothes won’t fit you anymore.Women have these fears due to the media and misinformation. They have been told for so long that if they lift anything over 2kg they will end up looking like an 80’s action hero, complete with stubble, a black vest, toothpick, mirrored sunglasses and Adam’s apple.This couldn’t be further from the truth.If people actually saw how much food has to be eaten and knew the length and intensity of the training sessions that it takes to put on serious muscle that would make you look bulky, they probably wouldn’t believe it.Check out some of Hafþór Björnsson’s (The Mountain from Game of Thrones) training sessions online and you will see how much weight and work goes into actually making you ‘bulky’.The biggest problem with this myth, for both the general public who want to look better and for athletes who want to improve performance, is that people still assume that a program of lifting weights will resemble a program for a bodybuilder.This is not the case.If weight loss is your main goal, I have found that following a full body weights program 3 days per week, can give exceptional results when your diet is in check.If you are a beginner looking to put on some size, again you can start with a 3 day per week full body weights workout; it would just be programmed differently and then progress the program as you progress.If you are playing sports, body part splits like a chest day, leg day, and arm day are essentially useless to your on-field performance.Your focus should be on;Developing muscle and movement patterns you won’t get in practice.Exercises that will have a good carryover to on-field of play performance.To minimise or reduce the likelihood of injury while training.Lifting weights will NOT make you ‘bulky’.There are a huge amount of factors that would have to be in place before this would happen.Lifting weights, when done in the right way with a properly designed program, can help you get to get in shape, tone up, improve strength and reach your chosen goal.#leanin2019If you need some help, The Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up 2019 is now open for booking.After the success of the last 2 years, we have brought it back and made it bigger than ever.You could win one of 2 holidays worth €1500 and get in shape in the process.Click the link and find out how you could win the holiday of a lifetime: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!We start on June 24th.* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: Do weights slow you down and make you bulky? was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Russell becomes Warriors’ best trade chip and other free agency takeaways

first_imgIt only took one day of NBA free agency for the Warriors to change their identity.They lost arguably the NBA’s best player after Kevin Durant left for the Brooklyn Nets. They lost one of their most reliable playmakers, defenders and locker room voices after dealing Andre Iguodala and a future first-round pick to Memphis just to dump salary.And the Warriors acquired D’Angelo Russell as a main piece in a sign-and-trade with Brooklyn, a signature asset that changes the team’s backcourt …last_img read more

SA, Microsoft push skills development

first_img“We also plan to jointly establish world-class research infrastructure with relevant science councils and higher education institutions,” said Mjwara, following the signing in Pretoria this week. “We now have a dedicated framework to help us determine what space in the ICT value chain would be best served by public-private partnerships.” The focus of the partnership is on increasing participation by students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. The department and multinational private sector partners have a solid framework against which to quality-check projects in which they are engaged together. According to Science and Technology Director-General Phil Mjwara and Microsoft South Africa MD Mteto Nyati, the deal will pave the way for foreign direct investment in research and development and harness existing ICT skills programmes to support knowledge-generating capacity. 14 June 2011 “As our local programmes are designed to help government address its five key priorities especially skills, jobs and rural access partnering with the DST will better coordinate our efforts to create an enabling environment for growth through ICT,” Nyati said, adding that the intervention will expose students and learners to innovation and business skills early on during their studies. Key work competencies Source: BuaNews “The department’s backing should encourage more corporates to share in the obligation of reducing unemployment among the youth by supporting technology and business-related graduates.” “The students will be further provided with opportunities to use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to help solve real-world global challenges and see that they can make a difference in the world.” Nyati explained that the goal of the programme is to give students the key work competencies they will need to excel in future: “To date, 350 employer partners and 15 training providers, academic institutions and NGOs have partnered with the programme,” he said. Growth through ICT The Department of Science and Technology and Microsoft South Africa have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two fast-tracking high-performance computing, human capital and enterprise development in the country.last_img read more

Meralco suspends Kelly Nabong

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKelly Nabong will not play for Meralco on Tuesday for Game 2 of its 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series against Star.Bolts team manager Paolo Trillo relayed that the fifth-year center has been indefinitely suspended by the team after his brush with assistant coach Jimmy Alapag late in Game 1 last Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “Kelly Nabong is suspended indefinitely for conduct unbecoming of a PBA player and for conduct detrimental to the team,” the executive shared in a statement.Nabong figured in an verbal spat against Alapag last Sunday. The two needed to separated in the Meralco bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFrustrated, the bruiser was seen tearing his jersey as he sat at the far end of the bench at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna before quickly making his exit after the Bolts pulled off the 72-66 victory against the Hotshots.The Fil-Am center was also the first man out of the Meralco dugout. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC San Beda evades upset, ousts Perpetual Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Bolts shoot for a 2-0 lead against Star later today at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Salado carries Chiefs in OT

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “We had to go to Salado and we were able to execute,” said Codiñera. “We trust him.”The Chiefs, who bounced back from a 76-67 loss to San Sebastian last week, also got a solid effort from Zach Nicholls who hit two triples to keep Arellano afloat in overtime.Earlier, Letran turned back Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-80, for its first victory of the season, while San Beda got back to winning ways with an emphatic 76-52 triumph over the St. Benilde Blazers.The Knights drew a big lift from the unheralded pair of Jeo Ambohot and Jeremiah Taladua, who combined for 29 points as the Knights stunned one of the teams tipped to contend for a Final Four berth this season.Ambohot, the 6-foot-6 center, limited EAC’s Cameroonian counterpart Hamadou Laminou, to just seven points on 1-of-7 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mangulabnan grabs Superbikes lead View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ It was a terrific response from Salado, after he missed a couple of free throws in regulation that allowed the Bombers to send the game into overtime at 62-all.Codiñera marveled at his squad’s resolve and composure with Salado, in particular, showing why he’s been hailed as the successor of Jio Jalalon. Salado finished with a game-high 25 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I don’t know how to describe it,” said Codiñera. “This game was a great character builder for us because I saw how the players trusted each other.”Codiñera said he had full confidence in Salado to deliver, after Jed Mendoza, who sent the game to overtime with a triple, split his free throws to give the Bombers a one-point lead, 70-71, with four seconds remaining in overtime. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado staked his claim as Arellano’s top gun, nailing the decisive basket that lifted the Chiefs to a 73-72 overtime victory over the Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers Tuesday night in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Given the green light to take over the offense by coach Jerry Codiñera, the reed-thin guard blew past Gio Lasquety before hitting the floater over the outstretched arms of Abdel Poutouchi for the winning basket with two tenths of a second left in the extra period.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Blackwater bounces back, holds off Rain or Shine for 4-1 record

first_imgAllein Maliksi had a team-high 19 points off the bench to lead Blackwater while prized rookie Ray Parks and Mike DiGregorio scored 16 points each.Alex Stepheson added a double-double with 13 points and 20 rebounds for the Elite, who bounced back from a 103-98 loss to the Phoenix Fuel Masters two nights ago to rise to 4-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The challenge today was really how well can we focus and how well can we bounce back from a loss,” said Blackwater coach Aris Dimaunahan.“They played really, really well tonight as a team. We did what we wanted to do, we played great defense,” added Dimaunahan, whose squad led by as much as 16 and held Rain or Shine to just 35 percent from the field. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Blackwater led, 82-67, with 8:23 left before Rain or Shine threatened and pulled within seven, 88-81, after a layup by Gabe Norwood with still 1:49 remaining.Fortunately for the Elite, Parks and DiGregorio made all of their free throw attempts down the stretch to counter the Painters’ comeback attempt.Denzel Bowles led all scorers with 27 points on 9-of-19 from the fieldADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES PVL: Creamline shrugs off slow start, beats BanKo Perlas PBA IMAGESBlackwater got back on track after holding off Rain or Shine, 98-92, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.The Elite were steady at the free throw line, hitting 10 of their 12 attempts in the final one minute and 29 seconds to keep the Elasto Painters at bay.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View commentslast_img read more

Dalot and his connection to Portugal is still alive

first_imgThe 19-year-old has donated a minibus to his former Escola de Futebol O Fintas in Braga, where he was developed as a footballer.Full-back Diogo Dalot moved from Porto in the Portuguese First Division to Manchester United in the English Premier League in the summer of 2018.He had barely spent one season as a professional with his club, debuting in 2017.But the 19-year-old doesn’t forget where he comes from, and he just donated a minibus to his Escola de Futebol O Fintas in Braga.“I wanted to give them something because they didn’t get anything for my transfer to here and I’m aware of their difficulties,” Dalot told the Manchester United official website.“I needed to help – it’s my job. I didn’t do it for the press. I did it because I wanted to and they’ve helped me get here.”“I think we [as footballers] can all help in some way. I don’t think it’s just all about the money, but I tried to help in this way and I think it was good for them,” he added.“I remember the days when my dad had to drive my friends and I [to matches] because they didn’t have a van for the players.””I will try and help more if I can. I gave them a shirt too and they thought it was just the shirt, so they were very surprised [about the minibus],” he continued.“I Facetimed them when I was traveling to a United game, so it was a good moment to see.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.The Red Devils will pay Crystal Palace a visit tonight, as part of the Premier League Matchday 28.“I think when we play them at [their] home it’s always a tough game,” he said.“Of course we have a few injuries so we need to stick together as always, but this time more than ever. I think we’re going to be ready for it.”“In the last game, Crystal Palace did well, but we just need to keep focusing on ourselves first and, of course, be ready for the dangers,” Dalot recalled.“I think we’ve had some very good games. The away games have been incredible. I think we are keeping the team solid and playing good football and the away games, for me, have been a good experience to be a part of.”Next up for #MUFC:🆚 Crystal Palace📆 Wednesday 27 February⏰ 20:00 GMT🏟 Selhurst Park🏆 #PL— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 25, 2019last_img read more

Bolton boss reacts to Villa defeat

first_imgBolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has been talking about his team’s 2-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday.On his assessment of the game, Parkinson told the club’s official website, saying:“I thought we had more than enough chances to get something from the game.”“I think everybody who has watched it can see that. When we have periods of pressure, like we have done of late, we have to take those opportunities.”“We’ve come to Villa Park, which is a difficult place to come to, I thought we created more than enough to get something from the game. It was so close, the width of the post or someone sliding in half a yard quicker to get a goal.”“The keeper made a great save from Nooney in the second half. Obviously, we are disappointed with conceding that early goal and we know we’ve done that a lot recently.”Keith Hill is set to protect Bolton’s young players Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 After the team’s takeover last week, the club has only relied on youth players, and manager Keith Hill wants to protect them and give them chances for the future.“Was it a lack of concentration or a good piece of play from Abraham, to put Grealish in, who we know is a top-class player.”“I still feel we could have been more switched on in that situation.”“The second goal, how the referee can give a free kick for Joe Williams’ tackle, I honestly don’t know.”“However, I do feel we need to defend it better. We know they are good at set plays and have a very good delivery. We need to back stick better than we did.”“It was a performance that typified us recently, where we have had so much good play in the game and we need to capitalise on those big moments.”last_img read more