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By Dru BrownBILLINGS, Mont. (June 4) – A strong run from start to finish put Travis Davis in Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory lane Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park.Davis rocketed to the top spot at the drop of the green while Beau Nave was quickly in second with Jeremy Meirhofer in third, moving to the bottom line to try to make things happen.Hank Berry started all the way back in the 10th position but that hardly slowed him down. Berry challenging Nave for second and eventually wrestled it away. Another yellow flag halted the action, and on this restart Meirhofer again stuck his car to the bottom lane but to no avail.Berry was sizing up Travis Davis in every corner, but the laps were quickly ticking away. He finally got a run on Davis but lapped traffic caused Berry to slam on the brakes and Davis flew by again.A quick yellow waved and on the restart Davis and Berry again separated from the field. Berry gave it everything he had in the final set of turns but Davis was too strong and took the win.Berry was a very close second and Dale Neitzel climbed all the way to third after a thrilling first lap. Finishing fourth was Meirhofer and fifth was Kenny Baumann.
A Virginia Beach man traveled nearly 900 miles to St. Lucie County to meet his long lost father.Rod Hobbs, a father of two, told CBS12 “family is everything,” and for that reason, he spent years searching for his biological father.Hobbs worked closely with private investigators, and found a Port St. Lucie man who goes by “Bobby.”Bobby dated Hobb’s mother while he was training for the U.S. Navy., but lost contact after he was deployed.After 32 years of searching, Hobbs traveled to meet Bobbly, and soon after, two DNA tests confirmed that there is a 99.9 chance that he is his long lost father.Bobby said he never knew about the pregnancy, and offered an emotional apology to his adult son.Hobbs, now 47, said, “it was difficult growing up without a father,” and shared details of his struggle, which included him having to move out and live on his own at the young age fifteen.However, in spite of the hardships he’s faced, Hobbs has found it in his heart to forgive.“It’s the family I wanted my whole life that I didn’t think I would ever have,” he told CBS12.Click here to watch what happened.
As the Big East enters the halfway point of conference play, fans are beginning to forget the catastrophe that was the conference’s performance against out-of-conference teams. Now every team is seemingly beating up on each other in a conference race that still has a long way to go. Pitt is the odds-on favorite to get to the BCS bowl game. After that, Syracuse and West Virginia appear to be battling for a trip to Orlando, Fla. And the teams in the middle of the Big East pack are hoping Notre Dame doesn’t get to seven wins so they all can ultimately go bowling. Here is an early look from The Daily Orange into how it will shake down come the holidays:AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Jan. 1: Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.: Pittsburgh — Big East Champion Who would have thought before the season began that the game at the Carrier Dome between Syracuse and Pittsburgh would be the pseudo-Big East championship game? With the home game for West Virginia in this year’s edition of the Backyard Brawl, the Panthers will cruise into a slot in a BCS game. The most likely destination for a team that will be ranked between No. 15 and No. 20: Fiesta over Orange. Dec. 28: Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla.: Syracuse — No. 2 Big East Syracuse won’t win out. But even if the Orange does, it will not be enough for a BCS game. Pitt won’t lose two games. West Virginia has a much tougher Big East schedule the rest of the way than the Orange. With just one WVU loss, SU should feel comfortable that they will get to Orlando, even if there is a long way to go. Dec. 31: Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.: West Virginia — No. 3 Big East It’s an uphill battle for the Mountaineers back to a BCS bowl. The good news is they can still defeat Pitt and have a legitimate shot to get there. The bad news is that game is at Heinz Field. The even worse news is that if Notre Dame gets to seven wins, WVU will have to settle for the Big East’s fourth bowl, which would be a supreme failure. Dec. 30: Pinstripe Bowl, New York City: Rutgers — No. 4 Big East It seems like every year Rutgers somehow slips into a solid bowl game after a dull season, making a trip to a bowl that is much more worthy than the team itself. For some reason, I think it’s going to happen again this year. And it will be the ideal situation for Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, as the Scarlet Knights will be slotted to stay home at Yankee Stadium, thanks to a tie with the other two 6-6 Big East teams. Dec. 21: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.: South Florida — No. 5 Big East Speaking of staying home, if USF, Rutgers and Louisville all beat up on each other in the middle pack of the Big East, USF won’t have to travel anywhere. Skip Holtz will be content with that in his first year. Jan. 8: Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.: Louisville — No. 6 Big East As the least appealing team in the New York City and Tampa markets, Louisville will stay down south. The main team Charlie Strong should be worried about for a bowl bid is Utah. If the Utes slip up versus Notre Dame, UL will be the team left out of the selection process, thanks to the two hometown hosts for Rutgers and USF, as Notre Dame needs seven wins to steal one of conference’s bowl slots. firstname.lastname@example.org Jan. 1: Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.: Pittsburgh — Big East Champion The Backyard Brawl will likely determine the winner of the Big East, and I see Pitt defeating West Virginia in Pittsburgh. Even if Pitt loses to any conference team not named WVU, it appears it will still claim the top spot in the conference. Two losses in-conference and the league is suddenly wide open. Dec. 28: Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla.: Syracuse — No. 2 Big East If Syracuse wins out, this would be a worst-case scenario. Doug Marrone referred to a bowl talk as a ‘four-letter word,’ but I’m guessing SU’s place in the Big East standings is something that plays on his mind. A loss this weekend would obviously be a hit but not necessarily a major setback. Dec. 31: Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.: West Virginia — No. 3 Big East West Virginia may still finish No. 1 or No. 2 in the conference, despite a loss last weekend. WVU needs to win out and hope SU falls at least one more time to claim the top spot. But the thinking here is that the Mountaineers will lose at least one more game and finish No. 3 in the conference. Dec. 30: Pinstripe Bowl, New York City: South Florida — No. 4 Big East Though SU fans might like to see the Orange in the first ever bowl hosted at the new Yankee Stadium, finishing No. 4 would obviously be a step back from its current ranking. Still, can you imagine all the Syracuse support at that potential game? I see USF landing here, especially after taking down Cincy. Dec. 21: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.: Cincinnati — No. 5 Big East Just one year removed from running the table in the Big East, Cincinnati has had much different results this year. Quarterback Zach Collaros might be out this weekend and beyond, which doesn’t bode well for a team that has struggled even with him in the lineup. Jan. 8: Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.: Rutgers — No. 6 Big East Grabbing the final spot is the Scarlet Knights, which has been up and down this season. Connecticut and Louisville both have a legitimate chance of becoming bowl-eligible but have not played nearly consistent enough to finish any higher than No. 6. email@example.com REBUTTAL: Andrew L. John Goin’ Hog wild Comments BLOG POST: Tony Olivero Purify the colors Published on October 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on March 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments In all three years of the program’s existence, the season has finished the same way for Syracuse. It faces Niagara in the first round of the playoffs.By now, head coach Paul Flanagan and his teams are used to the routine.‘There are no unknowns,’ Flanagan said of the matchup with Niagara. ‘Sometimes when you watch tape on a team you haven’t played, it’s hard to pick little nuances up. So I think just the fact that we’ve competed means we know each other pretty well.’Syracuse’s playoff stretch, a stretch that will be started and completed in a matter of three days, begins Friday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Robert Morris and Wayne State will meet in Thursday’s play-in quarterfinal with the right to take on top-seeded Mercyhurst. Meanwhile, the winner of the Syracuse-Niagara matchup Friday will reach the conference title game Saturday to face the winner of Robert Morris-Wayne State and Mercyhurst.Winners of its final two regular-season games, Syracuse (13-15-6, 7-6-3 College Hockey America) enters the playoffs perhaps with increased expectations. The four Saturday goals marked SU’s highest scoring output since Jan. 14.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘That was a good precursor for what to expect now Friday,’ junior forward Megan Skelly said. ‘We definitely have positive energy going in, and we have some confidence because we did beat them both nights.’Recent momentum aside, the back-to-back victories weren’t enough to leapfrog Niagara in the conference standings, as the Purple Eagles (11-6-5, 8-6-2) will enter the playoffs as the second seed. SU is 2-2 against Niagara this season, so the success of late certainly doesn’t warrant overconfidence.‘But we also can’t get too confident in our abilities,’ Skelly said. ‘Because, you know, we have to get ready and prepare. Perfect our passes and come together as a team.’The two schools have split the previous two playoff meetings. As a No. 4 seed in 2009, SU fell to the Purple Eagles 3-2. As a No. 3 seed last year, it won 5-3.Although Niagara’s stronger playoff seed this season will give them a technical home-ice advantage, Syracuse will be playing in its home building. Something that certainly bodes well for the Orange. Niagara finished this year 4-10-4 on the road (3-4-1 in conference), and the Orange season concluded with an 8-7-3 mark at home (6-2 in conference).In 2011, the two schools split their four-game season series with each team sweeping the other playing at home. Including the playoffs, SU leads the all-time series by a slim 7-4-2 margin.‘We’re pretty familiar,’ goaltender Kallie Billadeau said of Niagara. ‘But the main thing we’re focusing on is driving the net and crashing for rebounds. They collapse into their goalie, so they block a lot of shots. Getting a lot of shots on net is our main goal.’Billadeau, a first-year player who will get her first look at the in-state postseason match up this weekend, finished the season with a 2.87 goals-against average after playing in 20 of the team’s 34 games. Her 541 saves trail her Niagara counterpart, Jenni Bauer, who had 702 saves in eight more games.Though Syracuse and Niagara are separated by a difference of 165 miles, the two schools are much closer on the ice. Only three wins separate the teams in the all-time series, and they’ve each scored seven total goals in the four games this season.Friday’s playoff game will be commonplace for two teams that have both been there before. It might come down to which team can throw in a new wrinkle that provides even the slimmest advantage.‘Well, there’s no secrets between either team,’ Flanagan said. ‘We played each other four times this year and also most recently. They might throw a couple twists from last weekend, but I think we’re pretty evenly balanced. We match up well against each other.’firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on March 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Since there are no more Syracuse games to watch before Selection Sunday, we’ve got you covered with which contests the Orange and sweating SU fans should keep an eye on. Jim Boeheim’s team seems to be sitting square on the bubble after Wednesday’s 62-57 loss to Miami in the second round of the ACC tournament. The Orange has six wins against teams in the BPI Top 50 – three coming against opponents that were in the AP Top 10 when SU won – but also a 2-12 record away from home and losses to Connecticut, Georgetown and St. John’s out of conference.Here are 10 games Syracuse should keep an eye on Thursday, with whom the SU fan should be pulling for in each.Illinois vs. Michigan, noon, Big Ten NetworkAfter a scary plane incident yesterday for the Wolverines, John Beilein’s team flew to Washington D.C. early Thursday morning for a noon tip against the Fighting Illini. Michigan is firmly in the field as a No. 9 seed, according to bracketmatrix.com, while Illinois is one of the first four teams out.Who SU should root for: MichiganAdvertisementThis is placeholder textUT San Antonio vs. Middle Tennessee, 12:30 p.m.Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament round of 32 opponent from a season ago has the best chance to get in of any mid-major, but to avoid the sweat SU needs the Blue Raiders to win the Conference USA tournament and prevent a bid-stealer. Getting by UTSA is the first step to doing that.Who SU should root for: Middle TennesseeIndiana vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2The Hoosiers started off the year knocking off Kansas and reaching the top 10 but have since taken a nosedive. Now, Tom Crean’s team could play spoiler since its well on the outside of the field, while Iowa is bracketmatrix.com’s third team outside the field in between Kansas St. and Illinois.Who SU should root for: IndianaTexas A&M vs. Vanderbilt, 7 p.m., SEC NetworkThe Aggies 8-10 record during SEC play has it firmly outside the bracket, but the Commodores would presumably hurt Syracuse’s chances at squeaking into the field with a win in its tournament second round. Right now, Vandy is barely favored more than SU on bracketmatrix.com.Who SU should root for: Texas A&MXavier vs. No. 18 Butler, 7 p.m., Fox Sports 1Chris Mack’s team narrowly avoided disaster against DePaul in the second round of the Big East tournament Wednesday night, and now the Musketeers get a chance for a signature win that could solidify its berth in the field of 68. Bracketmatrix.com currently projects Xavier as a No. 11 seed, four spots overall above Syracuse but still close enough that a loss might make it a close call come Sunday.Who SU should root for: ButlerKansas State vs. No. 9 Baylor, 9 p.m., ESPNUThe Wildcats can firmly put themselves in the field with a top-10 win in the big 12 quarterfinal but also make the wait until Selection Sunday especially strenuous with a loss. Bracketmatrix.com has KSU as the second team outside the field, so it’s pretty clear who Orange fans should pull for.Who SU should root for: BaylorUSC vs. No. 3 UCLA, 11:30 p.m., ESPNThe Bruins are the No. 3 team in the nation and not even projected by most as a top-two seed. That’s how bad the Pac-12 was this season. USC’s 24-8 record with a 10-8 mark in league play has it resting uncomfortably on the bubble, and a win against Steve Alford’s squad would push it firmly into the field. A loss, however, may make things interesting.Who SU should root for: UCLAOther teams Syracuse should root for, but don’t need as badly:Tennessee – against Georgia, 1 p.m., SEC NetworkUtah – against California, 5:30 p.m., Pac 12 NetworkCreighton – against Providence, 9:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 Comments
Published on February 18, 2019 at 9:23 pm Contact Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org | @nick_a_alvarez On the net closest to Syracuse’s bench, white jerseys grouped in four lines and tossed a ball between them. Shots whipped into twine as SU prepped for its season opener. Feeders flicked passes to shooters, and all movement was directed toward four multi-colored square patches placed in the corners of the cage. It would be the last time the Orange routinely found the back of the net on Feb. 8.Missing from the drill was Brendan Bomberry, SU’s leading goal-scorer (56) through the prior two seasons who graduated in 2018. No. 17 Syracuse (1-1) anticipated that it could replace Bomberry with veteran attackmen and fresh talent. But in its first test against the Raiders, it couldn’t. An offense that averaged 19.6 goals per game during its last five season-openers leading to blowout wins was held to nine scores. Colgate established an early lead, rushed Syracuse’s offense and shut down a unit that had relied on Bomberry’s interior scoring.Its following matchup against then-No. 15 Albany represented the course correction after midfielder Tucker Dordevic was ruled out for the season with a foot injury earlier in the week. The Orange won, 13-5, led by seven points from senior Bradley Voigt. For one game, the questions that arose from the historic Colgate blunder subsided. “We were just moving good off-ball,” Voigt said after the Albany win. “I think we were definitely more comfortable in the offense that we’re running right now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSusie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorVoigt started the season on the first line and joined returners Nate Solomon and Stephen Rehfuss. In the preseason, Voigt utilized his speed to charge the crease and finish inside, defender Marcus Cunningham said. But against the Raiders, plays called for Voigt ended in missed passes or shots into the stick of Colgate goalie Connor Mullen.Solomon and Rehfuss didn’t provide immediate support, either. Both tallied just one shot in the first half and didn’t score. While Solomon added three goals in the second half, SU’s execution came in bursts. Orange head coach John Desko said after the game that Syracuse’s shots were essentially turnovers since they were aimed at Mullen’s core.Colgate head coach Matt Karweck said his team emphasized “ball pressure.” The Raiders’ defenders tried to alter the Orange’s passing and shooting ability by disrupting their hand placement. An early shot attempt by Jamie Trimboli was tipped low. Sophomore Brendan Curry sailed a pass over Trimboli’s head a few possessions later, and the Raiders’ bench cheered as the plastic rolled toward them. Syracuse committed 17 turnovers, which would’ve been its second-highest game total in 2018.SU’s lack of possession and deficit was magnified by the new 80-second shot clock, which contributed to the offense settling for longer shots. Curry scored the first Orange goal of the game from 15-yards out. Trimboli totaled seven shots, most of which came from the top of the Raiders’ defensive zone.“On offense, we definitely have to play faster,” Curry said after the Colgate contest. “I think we have to play smarter. Not rush into things as much, kinda get the ball around a little bit, maybe not take the first shot you see.”Against Albany, Trimboli opened the scoring and showcased the differences of SU’s offensive approach. In the first quarter. He ran left, brought his hands together and ripped an overhand shot to beat goalie Nate Siekierski. Trimboli created space, operated earlier in the shot clock and benefited from off-ball movement.Voigt slipped into the soft spots of the Great Danes’ zone during power plays. He slung left-handed wristers into the net, finding free room after Solomon drew defenders in with dodges. After the Colgate loss, Solomon said that the shot clock may force the Orange to adjust and generate defensive slides. One week later, they did and created the separation that led to SU’s offensive revival.Through two games, Syracuse’s offense has been uneven. It looked unsettled in a historic loss and an unlikely hero — Voigt — avenged a blowout from 2018. With No. 13 Army on deck, the unit will need to establish consistency. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments
Facebook Twitter Google+ The game seemed headed for disaster. Three Syracuse big men had fouled out. Inexperienced 7-footer Jesse Edwards was the only forward on the floor. Syracuse’s lead over Wake Forest was dwindling, and a looming overtime period didn’t bode well for the undermanned SU group. But then Brycen Goodine gave SU perhaps its best moment of the season.Goodine’s game-winning layup was the freshman’s first points of the game, and they came at the game’s largest moment.Here’s a breakdown of Goodine’s game-winner in Syracuse’s 75-73 win over Wake Forest, a shot that very well might have kept SU’s tournament hopes alive.The 3-pointerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWake Forest was down by just three points with a small difference between the shot clock and game clock. The Demon Deacons would take the first long range shot they got, so SU shifted its defense forward a few steps, something it’s done several times this season. The result was a 3-2 zone resemblance as opposed to its normal 2-3 look. Buddy Boeheim denied a pass from the wing to the corner, and Edwards crept up next to him.That simultaneous rotation on the strong side put Syracuse in a good position to trap if the ball ended up in the corner. SU left the backdoor cut open, but that wouldn’t give Wake Forest the points needed to prolong the game. So, though it was deep, Wake Forest’s Ismael Massoud took the best shot available. Goodine leapt forward, seemingly not expecting a shot, but still had a strong contest. The shot still fell.The setupThe ball was going to Elijah Hughes the whole time. Buddy was the second option if the Demon Deacons trapped Hughes near the 3-point line. Buddy and Goodine camped on the elbow-extended and in the corner, respectively. They were wide enough to open a right-handed driving lane for Hughes. Joe Girard III was the third option on a kick-out pass if the lane to the rim was cut off by the ball-denying defender to the left of Hughes.The shotHughes never looked to pass the ball, so he waited to see Wake Forest’s defensive approach and fired a contested 3-pointer when no double team came. On the wing, Goodine crashed but mistimed his jump, expecting Hughes to air-ball. It instead crashed off the front rim and then the backboard. Because of Edwards’ height, all three Wake Forest defenders positioned down low pushed him away from the rim.Goodine just watched the ball, as did the other three SU players on the perimeter. The ball tipped in the direction of Edwards and the WFU trio. Edwards battled with his left arm to create space and deflected away the ball with his right hand.The winnerGoodine’s momentum took him out of the previous play, so when Edwards’ tip sailed near the sideline he was in perfect position. In what was seemingly a reflex, Goodine reached out with his left hand, gathered and went up with two hands. The first Wake Forest defender to arrive swiped, but Goodine had already angled toward the basket. He hung in the air briefly, but since Wake Forest had been pushed back by Edwards it didn’t recover in time. Goodine laid the ball off the glass, bouncing around but ultimately falling through. Syracuse and the crowd erupted. The Orange, still tense, sprinted back on defense. All videos courtesy of ESPN Comments Published on February 10, 2020 at 10:37 pm Contact Michael: email@example.com | @MikeJMcCleary
There is strong Tipperary interest in todays event with 7 Premier runners in action.Charlie Swan sends out Close One in the opener.John Nicholson will watch over Dashing Lady in the 2.25 and Montego Breeze an hour later in the 3.25. Denis Hogan will have 2 horses in action in the 2.55 – Secret Valley and Think of Me while he also has Neatly Put in the 3.55.Charlie Swan’s second runner of the day, Chasing Waterfalls, also goes in the 3.55 to complete Tipp involvement for the day.
Related Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, John Mikel Obi has returned to the pitch after a four-months injury lay off, in time for Nigeria’s crucial world cup qualifier next month.Mikel Obi featured for 90 minutes in Tianjin TEDA 2-0 home loss in the Chinese Super League game against Hebei CFFC on Monday.185 – No outfield player for Chelsea took longer to score their first Premier League goal than John Obi Mikel (185 games). Patient. pic.twitter.com/yh8NAVYX6q— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 6, 2017The 30-year-old, who underwent a hip injury surgery in April, Nigerian move to the Chinese Super League to join Tianjin TEDA after 12 years with Premier League giants, Chelsea.Hopefully, Mikel Obi will stays fit for the Super Eagles, as the Gernot Rohr led team face Cameroon in next months double legged all important 2018 World Cup qualifier.