first_imgBoth of Syracuse’s (5-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) starting cornerbacks, Christopher Fredrick and Scoop Bradshaw, left Saturday’s win over North Carolina with injuries. Fredrick left the game with an apparent leg injury after defending a deep pass in the first quarter. After the game, SU head coach Dino Babers said that Fredrick has a sprained ankle. He did not return to the game Saturday but should be back, Babers said.Early in the second overtime, Bradshaw left the game hurt, favoring his left arm. Trainers appeared to attend to his wrist. Babers did not provide a specific update on Bradshaw’s injury post game.“I didn’t check with Scoop,” Babers said, “I’m not sure with Scoop.”In replacement of Fredrick, Syracuse went to 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound redshirt freshman Ifeatu Melifonwu at cornerback. Melifonwu, lined up against Anthony Ratliff-Williams, UNC’s No. 1 wide receiver, finished with four pass breakups, including one in single coverage on a post down the left sideline. He also had a five-yard tackle for loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just knew I was on the boundary, on No. 17, which is their main receiver,” Melifonwu said. “I just thought every time they’re going to try to get the ball to him.”“I saw like three PBUs,” Babers said, “which is really good. He has long arms, he can stay close to people and I was really proud with the way he played.”Syracuse hosts No. 16 North Carolina State in the Carrier Dome in one week. Comments Published on October 20, 2018 at 7:23 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgMiralem Pjanic is a midfielder of AS Roma. He was born on 2 April 1990 in the city of Tuzla, current Bosnia and Herzegovina.Miralem began his youth career in 1997 entering the academy of FC Schifflange 95. The young footballer spent seven years in the club’s academy until he agreed to joinFC Metz youth academy in France. By the year 2007 Pjanic had been through with studying, starting his professional football career.In 2007 Miralem Pjanic signed a professional contract with the French Metz becoming its apprentice for three years. The young Bosnian made a promising start in the 2007/08 season netting 3 goals in 32 appearances.The next season Pjanic was linked with Olympique Lyonnais, which he finally joined. In the summer of 2008 Miralem agreed to the contract with Lyon, tying him to the club for the next three years. During this period Pjanic established himself as a key attacking midfielder making appearances with the first team almost in every match. The head coach gave Pjanic an opportunity to play 90 games with Lyon, where the young Bosnian scored 10 goals.In 2011 Miralem didn’t stop at what had been accomplished. When the footballer was offered to join the first team of the Italian Roma, he was happy to agree to the contract. Pjanic wanted to start a new era in his career and the Roman club appropriately suited for such an occasion. Miralem didn’t regret moving to the Italian club, since he became the first team regular being a key midfielder in the team.From 2006 through 2007 Miralem Pjanic was called up to Luxembourg U-17 and U-19 teams scoring 6 goals in 7 matches. Since 2008 he has played 31 matches and netted 4 goals for Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.last_img read more


first_img A superb round of 69, containing eight birdies, saw Billy Watson secure the Junior County Champions title for Hampshire over the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, ending a two-year domination by Lincolnshire golfers.His 36-hole aggregate of 142, four under par, was five strokes ahead of runner-up, Gian-Marco Petrozzi from Staffordshire, his playing partner, and six clear of Essex champion Taylor Carter.“Although I won the Hampshire Boys Championship, this is my biggest victory as it is a national title,” said Watson. “It is a big achievement for me and a great boost. It also gets me automatic entry into next year’s Brabazon Trophy and hopefully on to better things.”Watson (image © Leaderboard Photography), the 18-year-old son of former European Tour professional Scott Watson, started his second round one shot off the lead held by Lincolnshire’s Sam Done. But he was soon setting a hot pace.“I was fighting a left pull on my long irons this morning so before I went out this afternoon I spent some time in the net with my dad and he put me right,” added Watson.“This afternoon was fun. I started well with a birdie at the first from six feet and I missed chances at the next two holes. But I birdied the sixth and bogeyed the seventh to be out in 36 but I had six birdies on the back nine. “This win will take a while to sink in. It was good to have dad on the bag, not necessarily for tips but for his support.”While most of the field were struggling with the Hotchkin’s tough challenge, Watson, who stands 6ft 6ins, made it look easy. He had birdies at the tenth, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 18th while bogeys at 12 and 15, both to three putts, kept him on an even keel.He and Petrozzi were in the last group on the course and the Staffordshire youngster also beat the par with his five-birdie 71 for 147.Carter, who won all six of his games for Essex in the recent English Boys County Championship, added a level-par 73 to his opening 75 for third place on 148.“I started poorly with a double bogey at the second after getting a bad lie in a bunker,” said the 18 year old from Rochford. “But I played O.K. but didn’t hole a thing. I had a lot of chances but couldn’t get the ball to drop. But I finished well with an eagle at 18, hitting my hybrid to eight feet.”Although Cheshire boy champion Max Rogers finished down the field he had the satisfaction of securing his first ever hole-in-one. It came at the 209-yard eighth hole when he sank his five iron tee shot.“I didn’t see the ball go in but the pitch mark was about ten feet in front of the hole so I assume it rolled in from there,” said the 17 year old from the Astbury club. “I’ve never had an ace before and I needed it today. It made up for a bogey at that hole this morning. 13 Sep 2014 Victory proves elementary for eight-birdie Watson last_img read more


first_img Shooting a score of 59 is the impossible dream for most golfers.England boys’ squad member Craig Passmore, however, is not your average golfer.And at the tender age of 17, Passmore has already exceeded his wildest golfing fantasy to record a stunning round of 58!“It was pretty insane,” remarked Passmore in what may go down as the understatement of the 2019 season.Picture the scene.Standing on the 18th fairway at the Players Club near Bristol, the young golfer from Devon knew that a birdie three at the final hole would give him that magical score of 59.No mean feat on a course with a par of 72.Inevitably, there was a buzz as a small crowd of fellow competitors and curious spectators from the clubhouse gathered behind the green eager to watch the drama unfold.Having played without fear all day, Passmore wasn’t about to change tactic now.The youngster pulled out a wedge, steadied himself, took aim at the pin – and promptly holed out from 45 yards to nail a 58!It’s no wonder that the student from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College lost his mind for a few seconds.“I just dropped the club and held my head in my hands!” confirmed Passmore as he reflected on the craziest round of his fledgling career.“My previous best score was a round of seven-under par. To then come in with a round that was 14-under par is surreal.“I have to say everyone at the course was really happy for me and the boys I know in the England set-up were also quick to pass on their congratulations on social media.“There were a few comments expressing disbelief – but I guess that was to be expected.”To put Passmore’s round into perspective it’s worth noting that it took nearly 50 years for any golfer on the European Tour to break the 60-barrier.Oliver Fisher was the ecstatic golfer who finally cracked the code – his 59 in the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura in 2018 coming after over 690,000 competitive rounds on the European Tour without a single score registered in the 50s.And let’s nail this now – the Codrington Course at the Players Club is no ‘gimme.’Off the medal tees it stretches to 6625 yards. For the purposes of the qualifying competition on that November day, Passmore used a combination of yellow and white tees – with the course still playing around 6200 yards long.The incredible thing was that in a round featuring nine birdies and three eagles it took a BOGEY to kickstart the scoring spree.Passmore explained: “It was just one of those days when almost everything went my way. I say almost because I bogeyed the fourth hole after a three-putt.“At that point I just decided to go for it. I only had 21 putts in my round which is ridiculous.“I couldn’t believe how it turned out.“Nine birdies and three eagles is mad.“After my bogey I immediately birdied the next two and then eagled the seventh by holing my second shot from 60 yards.“We were one of the last games out so by the time I came to the final hole there were a few people around the green including my coach Kelvin Aitken and a lot of the other competitors.“I knew a birdie would give me a 59. To then hole my second shot again from about 45 yards was unreal.”Out in 30 and back in 28, plus-two handicapper Passmore was justifiably thrilled.Passmore was still walking on air when he set off for the Justin Rose Telegraph Young Masters in Portugal.When he did land in the sunshine, Passmore was surprised to find that Rose was not only putting his name to the event, he was also there to encourage the competitors.Passmore finished a creditable fifth in the boys’ event but was able to take so much more than a decent finish away from his stint at Quinta Do Lago.“The week in Portugal at Justin Rose’s event was amazing,” said Passmore.“It was an experience I will never forget. For Justin himself to turn up and speak with all the players was brilliant.“I’m a huge admirer of his and was able to ask him lots of questions mostly about the mental side of the game.“He always seems so mentally strong on the course and keeps his focus and that’s something I’d like to develop.”Passmore has earned an England call-up for 2020 when he will compete in the European Boys’ team championships being held at Upsala Golf Club in Sweden in July.The following month, England will defend their Home International crown at Killarney Golf Club in Ireland.These team events figure high on Passmore’s list of priorities for the new year along with better showings in individual championships.He added: “I went into the 2019 season with no expectations. I had had a couple of poor years really and decided to try and relax and try and play a more natural game.“I made the quarter finals of the British Boys’ and I’d like to go further in 2020.“I should look at things like the Carris and other boys’ events too.“I’ve not been involved at England level before and that’s something I’m really looking forward to as I know the experience of these team events will help me develop.“The way the 2019 season has ended has given me plenty of encouragement for 2020.”Headline photograph credit: Leaderboard 2 Dec 2019 A round of 58? That’ll do for Pass marks! last_img read more


first_imgPolice have arrested Gabriel James Gamez, 22, of San Antonio, Texas, as the gunman. A stranger to the two victims, it was reported that he got into an altercation with the two teenagers and drew his gun and fired shots that connected with Turner’s back and Woodson’s leg.Both youths were rushed to the Duke University Medical Center for treatment, where just moments after arriving, Turner was pronounced dead. Woodson, however, survived and is expected to make a full physical recovery.“Today is a sad day,” said Gateway spokesperson Cara Ann Zannella. “We were very upset when we received the news on Thursday evening the two had been shot. Both had been outstanding kids and athletes. Darrell will be terribly missed.”Zanella said counseling was available to students who wanted to talk about Mr. Turner’s death until Monday but that there wouldn’t be any more counseling unless district officials see a need.The athletes were in Durham visiting Duke University as a part of the Team Swag football tour, organized by a man by the name of Ayo Fapohonda.“The tour was organized to promote the skills of high school football players throughout the (Commonwealth) of Pennsylvania,” Gateway Athletics facility site manager Kevin Stevens said, who made the trip to Durham with the players.Stevens mentioned that there were 18 student athletes and five adults, from all over the area, present with the Team Swag tour.“The tour is designed to help kids in Pa. receive enhanced college recruiting,” Stevens said. “It is responsible for getting the kids to compete in 7-on-7 games, all over, and for them to gain exposure from coaches, who come to these events to evaluate high schoolers.”Fapohonda, who facilitates all of the tour’s events, is also known for his creation of the finestpreps.com website that helps promote the talents of the athletes that take part in his program. He was unreachable for comment.The particular leg of the tour that reached Durham was intended to target the Southern U.S. and some of its collegiate athletic programs.“We’d visited (the University of Virginia) first, and then we got to Durham to visit Duke. We were going to head to Jacksonville after visiting Duke and another school in North Carolina and intended to visit the IMG academy in Bradenton (Florida) to compete. We were then going to hit Atlanta, also for competition. We hoped to get a lot done for the student athletes.”The shooting happened in a local shopping center in Durham near the team’s hotel. The group had just finished their meal at a Five Guys Restaurant nearby.“Darrell was the closet person to the assailant,” Stevens said. “Tom was the furthest from the shooting and when he realized what was happening he began to run away. Unfortunately, he was still shot. It was senseless. If you’re an adult and carrying (a) weapon, there’s no way that they should just start shooting at kids. It’s just unacceptable.”“He was just at my son’s graduation party,” Tammy Richardson, the mother of Gateway’s star former wide receiver, Christian Richardson said. “Darrell was very close to my daughter, he was like her big brother. I fed him for four years. I only have one son, but as an involved parent, something like this feels like I’ve lost one of my own.”Gateway’s head football coach and athletic director Terry Smith, deeply saddened, has declined to submit comments to the media.“I was at the vigil that was held for Darrell after everyone had received the news,” Richardson said. “It was terrible to see how many young people had been affected by this. But it wasn’t only them. It felt as though the whole community had experienced a loss.”Visitation is set for Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave. in East Liberty. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Potter’s House Ministry Church, 430 Cathedral Ave., in Mt. Oliver.(Malik Vincent can be reached can be reached at [email protected]) DARRELL TURNER JR. and THOMAS WOODSON by Malik VincentAt around 10 p.m. on the evening of June 25, it was reported that two varsity football players at Gateway High School were shot, one fatally, after eating at a local establishment in Durham, N.C.The shooting claimed the life of Darrell Turner Jr., 18, a senior linebacker for the Gators and wounded Thomas Woodson, a junior, and the team’s starting quarterback.last_img read more


first_imgThe Trafalgar Girl’s Volleyball team earned the elite status after capturing the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championships Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.It was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar in the final, with Trafalgar winning the title.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to bestow the honour on the Trafalgar squad of Team of the Week.The squad includes: coach Staci Proctor, Amanda Creak, Maia Thibault, Alicia Griko, Lily Huttemann, Sophie Borhi, Mimi Lockhurst, Maia Robertson-Weir, Jaydon Rushton, Brynn Belland, Kristin Vanhorne, Rylee Zondervan, Michaela Anderson, Camryn Parnell, Bryce Winters, Reece Hunt, Shayla Elias, Olivia Kelly, Sophie Edney, Finn Pitcairn and Maren Kernan. They’re back in the Mallard’s Team of the Week winner’s circle.last_img read more


first_imgFrom an elite event of standard distance the Wasa Triathlon, in the Kootenays of B.C., has transformed into one of the most family friendly festival weekends in Western Canada. The event has grown over the last 20 years from 90 competitors to over 1000 participants with nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old. Race director, Charlie Cooper says “the event attracts families from all over B.C., Alberta and North West USA.”  “The growth in recent years has been led by the number of young triathletes coming with their families.  We are proud to cater for all ages with the first event day being dedicated to support our younger competitors.”On Saturday June 11, the Trikids Triathlon will again see a large group of smiley kids crossing the finish line for a well-earned medal.  Cooper explains that all young competitors will get to enjoy the same race experience as the adults: professional announcer Steve King, loads of volunteer support, drink stations, electronic timing, the exciting finish chute lined up with spectators, a catered lunch and a groovy t-shirt. “We want these young triathletes to love the sport, experience the competition but above all it’s about participation and having a fun weekend with the family,” Cooper said.”Many Albertan families use the Wasa triathlon as a camping weekend, enjoying the long summer mountain days and impressive setting.” For mums and dads there is some serious racing to be had on the Sunday with the sprint and standard distances both for individual and relay teams.The scenic shores of Wasa Lake attract amateurs and elite triathletes to compete in this swim-bike-run event. First-timers in the sport also target this event as a must-do to kick off their season. It’s not only the picturesque mountain scenery and pure air that attracts competitors says Cooper, the prize money is good too, with $4,300 to be awarded to the top five finishers in the women and men categories. The quality of the competition every year makes Wasa’s standard course one of the most competitive and fastest. All TriKids receive some good orienteering and preparation to make it a fun, memorable and safe experience. Many parents report young ones sleeping with their medals and proudly wearing their Wasa event shirt to school! Registration at www.rmevents.com closes June 9 for Adults & TriKids.last_img read more