Halloween might be dry but still chilling

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana—Halloween is almost here and I’m sure you are wondering, how many layers will the kiddos need to wear under their costumes for trick or treating. Well according to meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark, here is what you need to know about the Halloween outlook. She says it is looking more and more likely that rain will be tapering off as we get to trick-or-treat hours, but temperatures will be falling quickly along with gusty winds up to 40 mph. So while rain may not be an issue, larger costumes like those ever-popular inflatable costumes, may prove to be tricky in the wind.Temperature predictions as of Tuesday morning, are showing to be around 45 degrees at 5 pm and around 38 degrees in southeastern Indiana by 8 pm Halloween evening.last_img read more

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Hull await Ince fee decision

first_img Ince started City’s first three Premier League games of the season but was subsequently loaned to Nottingham Forest, returning to feature against Arsenal in the FA Cup and West Brom in the league. Representatives from both clubs will attend a tribunal on Thursday to fix the level of compensation due to the Championship side, Press Association Sport understands. Ince moved to the KC Stadium in July after his Blackpool contract had expired, but as he is only 22 his former club are entitled to a fee. Press Associationcenter_img Hull expect to find out on Thursday how much they will have to pay for former Blackpool winger Tom Ince.last_img read more

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FH : Syracuse dominates possession in win over Bison

first_img Comments Leonie Geyer crossed the 25-yard line and fired a pass to the approaching Heather Susek. Geyer’s feed from the right sideline met Susek as she ran toward the top of the shooting circle.The Syracuse forward reached her stick over two Bucknell defenders and forced the ball toward the net. With the defenders behind her, Susek took a couple of dribbles, made Bucknell goalkeeper Erica Perrine commit and popped the ball over the diving goaltender into the back of the net for one of the few moments of execution by the Orange on Sunday.‘I think I kind of knew she was going to go down, so I knew I had to lift it over her to get the goal,’ Susek said.Susek took 12 shots to lead SU’s shooting barrage against the Bison as the No. 5 Orange (16-3, 5-1 Big East) defeated Bucknell (7-11, 2-3 Patriot League) 3-1 in front of 374 at J.S. Coyne Stadium on Sunday. The Orange produced its second-lowest scoring total against an unranked opponent this season despite drastically outplaying the Bison for the full 70 minutes. But Syracuse put enough goals on the board to earn its second victory of the weekend after edging Villanova 3-2 on the road Friday.SU outshot Bucknell 34-2 and earned 12 penalty corners, compared to just two for the Bison. For lengthy periods of time, BU was unable to push the ball past the midfield line.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It was a game we controlled, and we dominated in every category except for the one that matters most,’ SU head coach Ange Bradley said. ‘We got the win, and it was a good game.’The Orange was only able to break through three times, with the first goal coming courtesy of Susek in the 14th minute, just a few minutes after she had nearly one-timed a Geyer cross into the cage.The tandem has developed excellent chemistry in its three years together, Susek said.‘I just look for her to move the ball in, and just working with her, I know what holes are going to open and where to get the ball,’ Susek said.Though Syracuse showed excellent ball movement and passing throughout the game, those quality finishes were few and far between. Every time the Orange appeared to have an open shot, the ball would sail wide of the net.Geyer and Liz McInerney both had opportunities to score off corners, but each of their rockets veered left of the target.In fact, none of SU’s goals came on outside shots. Susek netted her goal from just a few feet away, while Kelsey Millman and Stephanie Hussey both scored standing next to the post after inbounding on a corner.Hussey’s score put SU ahead 3-0 in the 52nd minute and all but sealed the victory for the Orange.After sending the ball into play, she immediately bolted toward the net. Hussey cleaned up Iona Holloway’s strike, which headed left of net, and guided it past Perrine.Senior midfielder Martina Loncarica said the Orange has to convert more of its outside shots moving forward. SU generated plenty of opportunities on Sunday, but came away empty-handed too often.And that needs to change as the Orange enters postseason play.‘We need to get our focus a little bit more intensely for next time,’ Loncarica said. ‘We’ll finish next time.’SU’s next opportunity will come against Villanova on Friday in the opening round of the Big East tournament. If the Orange wants to beat the Wildcats for the second time in as many weekends, Loncarica said the team has to pay closer attention to detail. To advance in the Big East and NCAA tournaments, Syracuse can’t squander the same opportunities it did against the Bison.‘We would have liked to win this game by a higher result, as we had a bunch of shots, but sometimes it doesn’t go as we want it to go,’ Loncarica said.sebail01@syr.edu Published on October 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Four history: With Syracuse heading to Atlanta, a look back at the Orange’s previous Final Four appearances

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse qualified for its fifth Final Four in program history on Saturday. The Orange’s suffocating defense carried it to a 55-39 win over Marquette at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Here’s a look back at Syracuse’s four previous Final Four teams from the 1975, 1987, 1996 and 2003 seasons.1975Syracuse was the Cinderella story of 1975. The Orangemen snuck into the NCAA Tournament after a disappointing 20-7 campaign. SU head coach Roy Danforth was concerned his team wouldn’t even make the National Invitation Tournament. But the Orangemen regrouped and won the Eastern Collegiate Athletic tournament to earn an automatic bid to the Big Dance.Syracuse 87, La Salle 83Against La Salle, Rudy Hackett propelled SU to a win. The game went down to the wire, and Hackett’s clutch free throws gave the Orangemen the lead in overtime. They never looked back and advanced to play favored North Carolina.Syracuse 78, North Carolina 76Hackett dominated for Syracuse all year, leading the team with 22.2 points and 12.7 rebounds per game while shooting 58.1 percent from the floor. North Carolina knew it had to close in on Hackett to limit his production inside. UNC’s swarming defense on Hackett worked flawlessly, but other players stepped up for Syracuse. Jimmy Lee hit a big-time 18-footer to give Syracuse the lead with five seconds to go, and SU held on for the victory.Syracuse 95, Kansas State 87Hackett bounced back from his ice-cold performance against UNC with a sensational effort against the Wildcats. His layup at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime, and the Orangemen came away with a win in the extra period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKentucky 95, Syracuse 79No. 2 Kentucky was just too much for Syracuse to handle. The Orangemen’s improbable run came to a gruesome end as the Wildcats manhandled SU and dominated the glass en route to victory. Kentucky went on to make the national championship game before losing to UCLA at the tail end of the Bruins’ dynasty.1987Syracuse had five players average double-digit scoring, including leading scorer Sherman Douglas, freshman phenomenon Derrick Coleman and savvy senior Howard Triche. The Orangemen finished 12-4 in conference play and won the Big East regular-season title. They lost to Georgetown in the conference tournament finale, but knew they had a chance to embark on a special run in the NCAA Tournament.Syracuse 79, Georgia Southern 73The Orangemen avoided what would have been one of the most shocking upsets of the tournament that year, fending off a pesky Georgia Southern squad by just six points.Syracuse 104, Western Kentucky 86SU knew it had to play better than it did against Georgia Southern to prevail against Western Kentucky. And it did, dropping a whopping 104 points on the Hilltoppers and advancing to the regional semifinal. Four Syracuse players scored more than 20 points as the Orangemen piled it on WKU.Syracuse 87, Florida 81Rony Seikaly finished with 33 points on 14-of-20 shooting, lifting the Orangemen to a six-point win over Florida. Seikaly shot 56.8 percent from the floor during the season – tops on the team – and his efficiency against the Gators paved the way for a Syracuse win.Syracuse 79, North Carolina 75Seikaly put together another dominant performance, scoring 26 points and snagging 11 rebounds. Coleman collected 14 rebounds as the Orangemen advanced to the second Final Four in school history.Syracuse 77, Providence 63The Orangemen knew they held a considerable advantage on the glass coming into their matchup with Providence. Syracuse established itself early and often, outrebounding the Friars 53-35. Douglas, Triche and Coleman all corralled more than 10 rebounds, vaulting the Orangemen to the national championship game.Indiana 74, Syracuse 73In a game that haunted Syracuse fans until 2003, Keith Smart’s baseline jumper sunk the Orangemen’s hopes of bringing the school its first national championship. Syracuse was seconds away from capturing the title, but Smart’s shot put its championship aspirations on hold. Indiana’s Steve Alford finished 7-of-10 from downtown, punishing the Syracuse defense.1996The Orangemen finished the season 29-9 and earned a No. 4 seed, thanks in large part to superstar John Wallace. He averaged 22.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, carrying Syracuse all the way to the championship game.Syracuse 88, Montana State 55The game was lopsided from the opening tip, as the Orangemen got out to a huge lead and never looked back, blowing out the Bobcats by 33 points in the opening round.Syracuse 69, Drexel 58Syracuse struggled mightily in the first half. The score was tied at 24 and the Orangemen seemed out of whack. Then, everything started to click for Syracuse, as Lazarus Sims caught fire and carried the team to a win.Syracuse 83, Georgia 81In one of the most exhilarating games of the tournament, Syracuse eked out a hard-fought win. Georgia embarked on a 20-3 run in the second half. Wallace was in foul trouble, the Orangemen were down 10 and hopes of a comeback grew dimmer. Coach Jim Boeheim gambled and put Wallace back into the game. Wallace and Sims sparked a surge for Syracuse, and a Jason Cipolla jump shot as time expired forced overtime. In overtime, Wallace hit a desperation 3-pointer to win the game for the Orangemen.Syracuse 60, Kansas 57Despite No. 2-seed Kansas’ talented roster – the Jayhawks boasted future NBA players Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz – Syracuse emerged victorious. The game was close down the stretch, but the Orangemen thwarted a Jayhawk comeback to advance to the Final Four.Syracuse 77, Mississippi State 69Mississippi State big man Erick Dampier had dominated the paint all season long. Syracuse placed emphasis on stopping him inside, but the Bulldogs responded by collectively outrebounding the Orangemen 41-21. Syracuse forced 21 turnovers and shot an efficient 83 percent from the free-throw line.Kentucky 76, Syracuse 67Wallace and Todd Burgan combined for 48 of Syracuse’s 67 points, keeping the Orangemen in the game. Despite shooting 50 percent from the floor as a team, Syracuse’s lack of depth proved to be a problem. Wallace and Burgan both fouled out and No. 1-seed Kentucky, the favorite all season, won the national championship.2003Carried by Carmelo Anthony, Gerry McNamara and Hakim Warrick, Syracuse finally won the national championship it had coveted for so long. The team started the season unranked, but ended up cutting down the nets in New Orleans.Syracuse 76, Manhattan 65The No. 3-seed Orangemen held just a four-point lead at halftime as the scrappy Jaspers hung around. But Syracuse pulled away in the second half, thanks in large part to a strong performance from Anthony, who finished with a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds.Syracuse 68, Oklahoma State 56Freshman Billy Edelin caught fire, contributing 20 points off of the bench for Syracuse. The Orangemen limited the Cowboys to 35-percent shooting and came back from a 17-point deficit.Syracuse 79, Auburn 78Warrick and Anthony combined for 33 points as Syracuse held on for the win. Marquis Daniels dropped 27 points on 12-of-21 shooting for the Tigers. Auburn drained four 3s in the final 1:20, but its faint comeback hopes fizzled in the final seconds when Josh Pace dunked the ball to seal the win.Syracuse 63, Oklahoma 47Anthony dropped 20 points, earning the region’s Most Outstanding Player award. No. 1-seed Oklahoma shot just 17.9 percent from 3 and couldn’t generate good looks against the Orangemen’s zone. Syracuse held a double-digit lead throughout the entire second half.Syracuse 95, Texas 84Anthony put together his most complete performance of the tournament with a dazzling 33-point, 14-rebound performance in the Final Four. He scored Syracuse’s first 11 points of the second half, outplaying Texas’ fiery guard T.J. Ford, who scored 12 points and dished out 13 assists. Syracuse closed the game on a 10-3 run in the final 1:08, earning a trip to the NCAA championship game for the third time in school history.Syracuse 81, Kansas 78This time, Syracuse didn’t leave the championship game with a bitter taste in its mouth. Warrick’s iconic, legendary block with two seconds left sent Syracuse players and fans into a frenzy as the Orangemen picked up their first national championship in school history. Boeheim captured his first title and solidified his spot as one of the elite coaches in college basketball history. Comments Published on April 1, 2013 at 2:55 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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Sunderland relegated from Premier League

first_imgBurnley managed their first away win in the league this season – with a 2-nil success at Crystal Palace.Stoke and West Ham finished 0-0.Leaders Chelsea can put more pressure on second placed Tottenham later – by going seven points clear immediately before their title rivals kick-off.They’re at Everton, knowing that a point will also secure Champions League football next season.Spurs have a huge London derby with Arsenal after that match – which will be the last meeting between the two at White Hart Lane.Manchester City go to second-from-bottom Middlesbrough, but first, Manchester United look to keep up their top four hopes when they host Swansea – who are battling for survival.Manchester United v Swansea starts at 1200, Tottenham v Arsenal gets underway at 1630, and all the other games get underway just after 2 o’clock. Sunderland are preparing for life in the Championship – after their relegation from the Premier League was confirmed.They lost 1-nil at home to Bournemouth – with Hull’s goalless draw at Southampton sealing their fate.Title-holders Leicester are almost certainly safe after a 1-nil win over West Brom.last_img read more

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Wins for Arravale Rovers and Moyne Templetouhy in local action

first_img In the Intermediate hurling championship Moyne Templetuohy overcame Moneygall on a 1-16 to 0-13 scoreline.Moyne now play St Mary’s Clonmel in the county quarter final on Sunday at noon in Boherlahan. Arravale Rovers are through to the county senior football Quarter finals after beating Eire Og Annacarthy in the preliminary quarter final in Ballyporeen last night.The West pair were level at 3 points a piece at the break before West champions Arravale ran out 1-8 to 0-5 winners in the end.They will now play Clonmel Commercials in the county quarter final.last_img read more

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Ghana U20 captain aims at successful World Cup

first_imgBlack Satellites captain Lawrence Lartey says they will now focus on making a huge impact at the FIFA Under- 20 World Cup in Turkey following their inability to clinch a fourth African Youth title last Saturday.The Ghana Under 20 side went down 5-4 on penalties in the final to Egypt after a one all draw after extra-time.The result denied coach Sellas Tetteh a second trophy at the Under 20 level after guiding the Black Satellites to their last African trophy in 2009.According to captain Lartey, whose impressive performance earned him a place in the tournament’s best XI team, they can make amends at the World Cup in June“Now we have a World Cup tournament to play and I believe we can do what we couldn’t do here there,” he told Joy Sports Ridwan Ibrahim Asante“We were looking forward to win the tournament but we couldn’t so now that there is a World Cup ahead we will prepare well and make an impact there. Ghana have been drawn in a tough group at the World Cup as they will face European champions Spain, France and the USA.last_img read more

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Otumfuo demands the best from pro-golfers

first_imgHis Majesty Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has called on professional golfers in the country to seize the moment and create opportunities for themselves.He described as shameful the situation where professional golfers heavily relied on local clubs to organize golf events before they could participate to win some cash.He made the call during the closing ceremony of the 2013 MTN Asantehene Gold Cup in Kumasi that attracted well over 300 golfers to the Royal Golf Club.He opined that industry stakeholders needed to find means where professionals could organize their own tournaments.He however demanded of the local Professional Golf Association (PGA) to show the way in order to realize the full benefits of being professionals.“As professionals, you must find a way to entice companies to support your game,” he said. The owner of the Royal Golf Club wondered how professionals in the country expected to be meaningful when they would not do anything other than to wait for clubs to organize tournaments before they could play and earn some income.“They (professionals) should be able to sustain themselves by creating opportunities that will make them self-sufficient,” he said to a loud applause from golfers present.He also used the occasion to challenge managements of golf clubs to innovate exciting business ideas in running the clubs.“With all due respect, we must run the golf clubs as businesses,” he said, adding: “we cannot be running to MTN and other companies with cup in hand every day to ask for support. We should be able to run this as business, to make us self-sufficient.”His Majesty further admonished golfers that are culpable of cheating on the course to put an end to the habit. He explained that, “honesty should be the cardinal point when we play; the whole idea is sports, so one could win someone could lose, but in winning or losing, we must do the right thing to win and never to cheat,” he warned.The 56th Asantehene Gold Cup brought together golfers from across the country and the sub region to be part of what turned out to be an exciting golf festival. The Asante King on Saturday night prior to the closing ceremony held a feast for golfers and guests at the Manhyia Palace.The event attracted hosts of sponsors that included MTN, CAL Bank, Beige Capital, Bel-aqua, Coca Cola, GGBL, Virgin Atlantic and Fly540.Royal Golf Club’s Kwabena Poku won the main event after posting a remarkable score of 143 over two days whilst Vincent Torgah emerged champion in the Pros Division.The Golfer newspaperlast_img read more

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Andrew Bynum’s behavior was a concern while he was with the Lakers

first_img“Andrew has always had the potential to help a team when he puts his heart into it,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote. “He just doesn’t seem to be consistent with his commitment to the game. That can lead to a lot of frustration for any team that has signed him.”Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson seemed more forgiving, perhaps mindful Bynum helped the Lakers to two NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 and earned his lone All-Star appearance in the 2011-12 season. That marked the first time in seven seasons he played without a major injury. The Lakers then dealt Bynum to Philadelphia in a four-team, 12-player deal that resulted in Dwight Howard going to the Lakers.“I’m reluctant to judge ABynum’s bball intent,” Jackson wrote Sunday on Twitter. “He is a man of many interests and has a life outside of bb, but he does like to compete.”But Bynum soured his All-Star season with various antics. Bynum was benched during a game in the 2011-12 season for launching an ill-advised 3-pointer. He drew ejections from two games in a two-week span. Bynum also skipped a meeting with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and was fined for his conduct. Last season in Philadelphia, Bynum made a name for himself for his outgrown hair and injuring his left knee while bowling. He didn’t play the entire season before signing with Cleveland via free agency. Bynum averaged only 8.4 points on 41.9 percent shooting and 5.3 rebounds in 20 minutes through 24 games with Cleveland, his lowest marks since the 2006-07 season with the Lakers. Well before the Cleveland Cavaliers suspended Andrew Bynum for conduct detrimental to the team, the Lakers also worried about Bynum’s behavior.Former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar saw that first hand when he worked with him from 2005-2009 as a special assistant coach.“When I worked with Andrew, I found him to be bright & hardworking. But I think he got bored with the repetitive nature of working on basketball fundamentals,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote Sunday on his Facebook page “But they are the keys to long term success.”Abdul-Jabbar’s coaching duties were significantly scaled back in the 2008-09 season after Bynum expressed a lack of interest to the Lakers’ staff in working with Abdul-Jabbar. “Andrew is the type of person who walks to the beat of ‘a different drummer,’ Abdul-Jabbar wrote. “We won’t know the facts until Andrew decides to tell us what actually is the issue.”Injury updateTwo significant pieces to the Lakers’ roster participated in Sunday’s morning shootaround, but the team will have to wait before Steve Nash and Steve Blake play in a game.Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni estimated Nash remains two weeks away after completing some shooting drills Sunday with video coordinator Tom Bialaszewski. Blake is considered four weeks away from returning after continued shooting left handed while nursing a brace to support his hyperextended right elbow. Nash has stayed sidelined for the past 22 games because of nerve issues in his back, while Blake has missed the last nine contests because of his elbow issue.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Lonzo Ball to miss Lakers’ exhibition finale against Clippers

first_img“We have dedicated a lot of time to the defense but he hasn’t been able to get those reps in. He visually has been able to see it but you are not going to learn as well just watching. Those are things that he is a little bit behind on but we expect him to catch up quickly.” EL SEGUNDO – Lonzo Ball’s preseason is over.Despite participating in his team’s morning walkthrough Friday morning, one day after returning to practice, the Lakers will hold the prized rookie out of their final exhibition game tonight against the Clippers at Staples Center.“Training staff said ‘No Lonzo tonight’,” coach Luke Walton said. “So I said, ‘OK.’ Obviously there’s exceptions to that rule with certain people, but for right now in the preseason, the training staff says he’s not ready you just go with it.”Asked if he was confident Ball would be ready for the regular season opener on Oct. 19, Walton offered a lengthy pause – presumably for dramatic effect – before saying, “Sure.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBall has been sidelined since Oct. 2, when he landed on the foot of Denver guard Emmanuel Mudiay after skying to block the shot of the Nuggets’ point guard at the basket. It will have caused Ball to miss the final four games of the Lakers preseason.In two games, Ball totaled 57 minutes and averaged 6.5 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. At the time of the injury, no one anticipated the injury knocking Ball out of the preseason. In fact, he attempted to play on it after halftime.“When we first hurt it, it didn’t swell up right there,” Ball said Thursday. “I was pretty fine when I got to go out and play out there. That night when I woke up, it got fat and that is what set me back a little bit.”Walton said Ball – the preseason favorite to win Rookie of the Year, according to an NBA.com poll of general managers – told him he was “a little sore” after participating in portions of Thursday’s practice and that after missing so much time has a lot to pick back up.“His conditioning is probably a little low,” Walton said. “His timing with his teammates, his timing with the plays, and the offense we are putting in, the defensive rotation reps, what it is going to be like to guard point guard in this league.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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