Coat drive underway in Franklin County

first_imgBrookville, In. The United Way of Franklin County is collecting winter coats for the less fortunate.Coats can be dropped off at Jim True Ford, George’s Pharmacy, First Financial Bank, Franklin County Middle School and the Brookville Elementary School. Preferred sizes are 5 through 16.last_img

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Community Shield: Unknown facts about Liverpool, Arsenal duel

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Super Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body An opportunity for Liverpool youngsters For the second summer in a row, Liverpool are not spending heavily. Left-back Kostas Tsimikas was brought in because Norwich City were demanding too much for Jamal Lewis . The Reds’ thriftiness grants new opportunities to young faces. In the likes of Rhian Brewster, Neco Williams, Ki-Jana Hoever, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, Klopp has a group of talented starlets who could be capable squad players now rather than later. If any one of them could put in a star turn against Arsenal, it might convince Klopp to keep them close to the first team this coming campaign. After all, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s rise from that same academy to becoming one of the best right-backs in the world seemingly came out of nowhere, too. A potentially new-look Arsenal midfield Arsenal still want Thomas Partey and are turning their attention to Roma’s Amadou Diawara, should that fall through. Dani Ceballos is keen to return but might not; Lucas Torreira is yearning for Italy, still. Matteo Guendouzi looks unlikely to ever return from the naughty step. All in all, only Granit Xhaka can really be counted on for the Gunners – not something that many would’ve believed a while ago. Ahead of today’s match, Mikel Arteta should have a selection headache of sorts; Mohamed Elneny was used in midfield alongside Xhaka against MK Dons, while Joe Willock is an option. Bukayo Saka looks good in midfield too, when played there. Until Arsenal resolve their transfer dealings, Arsenal’s midfielders have a chance to show what they can do. read also:Community Shield: Arsenal, Liverpool ready to battleGomez and Alexander-Arnold keen to impress Both Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander have keen competition for their roles and both will want to prove that they’re the right men for the side. But not at Liverpool. With the recent England squad containing a plethora of right-backs, Alexander-Arnold has a difficult job to establish himself ahead of Southgate’s favourites, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. Keeping Aubameyang quiet will likely go a long way to helping, however; Joe Gomez could do with a titanic performance too, especially with Harry Maguire not around this time in the Nations League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Klopp’s Liverpool champions face off against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal FA Cup winners – but this year, the shield feels stranger than ever. Arsenal haven’t played Liverpool in the Community Shield for 18 years. Back then, Frenchmen Arsene Wenger and Gerard Houllier were at the respective wheels; Michael Owen and Thierry Henry were the headliners. Plenty has changed, much for the worse. But at least we don’t let anyone kid themselves that it’s a proper tournament anymore. “This match is more than a friendly,” said Gerard Houllier. “The Community Shield is like a final. There is a trophy at stake and we are the holders.” The idea of Jurgen Klopp yelling at Mohamed Salah to sprint back and help his full-back against Aubameyang is an amusing one. Neither Liverpool nor Arsenal really care that much about the giant dish plate on offer to winner – but the match feels a little different this year for a number of reasons. What exactly can we expect from this year’s curtain-raiser? An even friendlier feel Essentially, the Community Shield exists as an opportunity for the two big winners of last season to build up their match sharpness in a sort-of competitive game, just seven days before the Premier League season kicks off, after three months of rest. This season, there’s been about six weeks of rest, the Premier League kicks off next weekend and the two teams will be heading on an international break after the match. This will have far more of a friendly feel than ever before – as if the Community Shield ever breaks into scuffles – with both Arteta and Klopp able to approach this one with even more license for experimentation. Both managers have stuck to their respective formations in preseasons, but we could see more youngsters brought in and new ideas tested out. Arsenal sat back and soaked up pressure when they last faced the Reds: perhaps they’ll go out and attack a little more this time, since there are no points at stake. Chance to test William Saliba Arsenal’s defence is in dire need of repair. The incoming Gabriel Maghalaes should help in that regard but even if he is signed by Saturday, he’s not likely to feature so sooner. William Saliba, on the other hand, has been loaned out to Saint-Etienne and is more than ready to slot into the Arsenal backline. Keeping Salah, Firmino and Mane at bay will be a baptism of fire for the Frenchman, but it should give fans a chance to see their new man in action. Saliba featured against MK Dons in a friendly the other day. He looks tailor-made for that right-sided centre-back position and though Arsenal are likely to line up with a back three, his physicality will be much-needed at the heart of defence.last_img read more

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Accused Carjacker Dodges Train During High-speed Police Chase Through PBC

first_imgA local man is facing felony charges, after an apparent carjacking in Boynton Beach ended with a bizarre car chase.Authorities say 32-year-old Jaron Johns, of Wellington, led officers on a ride Tuesday, after he allegedly forced a woman out of her car and stole it.The probable cause affidavit states that Johns reached speeds exceeding 90 mph through residential neighborhoods from Boynton Beach to West Palm Beach.He crossed railroad tracks ahead of an oncoming train to lose police officers who were chasing him.Johns was arrested when the chase came to an end on Tuesday evening. He has been charged with carjacking, fleeing and eluding and driving on a suspended license.The incident started when the unidentified woman gave Johns a ride.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office She told police that she picked up Johns, who she knew simply as “JJ,” from a Super 8 motel in West Palm Beach. Johns allegedly became aggressive at some point during the drive. That is when he made the woman switch seats with him, took her car keys and also tried to smash her phone, the police report explains.The woman also said that Johns pushed her from the car near a business park and sped off again before she was completely out of the vehicle, which resulted in bruises to her hands and knees.Johns took off again when a Boynton Beach police officer noticed the vehicle and tried to pull it over.“The suspect vehicle led several police officers on a high speed pursuit accelerating to speed over 90 mph through several different cities including Lantana” and crossed in front of an oncoming train in an attempt to evade officers, the report states.Police deployed spike strips, which deflated the car’s tires near Abbey Road in West Palm Beach.Johns was arrested without incident and was identified by the alleged victim. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday after posting a $53,000 bond, and is due back in court on June 11.last_img read more

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The Latest: German club Nuremberg going into quarantine

first_imgThe Latest: German club Nuremberg going into quarantine The handover of the Olympic Flame to the Tokyo organizing committee will go ahead as scheduled on March 19 at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.___11:50 a.m.Soccer in Scotland has been suspended following a similar move in England.The Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League say games are off until “further notice.” March 13, 2020 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of the match against Brighton on Saturday. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also had a positive test on Thursday, while Everton said Friday that a player had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus and said its squad was self-isolating.Two more clubs said some players or staff would isolate. Bournemouth said Friday that reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff had symptoms consistent with the virus. Leicester said Thursday that three players had “extremely mild illness” and would self-isolate as a precaution.___10:30 a.m.The England cricket team’s test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___11:15 a.m.UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship. 1:55 p.m.The Greek Olympic committee says it is suspending the rest of its torch relay because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The Hellenic Olympic Committee says a large crowd had gathered to watch the flame for the Tokyo Olympics pass through the southern Greek town of Sparta. The flame was lit Thursday at the birthplace of the games in Ancient Olympia in a pared-down ceremony.The committee says it took “the difficult but essential decision to cancel the rest of the program of the flame relay on Greek territory.”It says the decision was taken in coordination with the health ministry and the International Olympic Committee. All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums.Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside.The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.”Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___ The England and Wales Cricket board says it made the decision for the players to return home after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket.England was set to play the first test of its two-test series on Thursday, with the second test set for March 27.The ECB says “we look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.”The decision was announced with England playing in a test warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.England also has tests scheduled at home against West Indies in June and Pakistan in late July and August. ___11:10 a.m.The English Premier League has been suspended after three clubs put their entire playing squads in self-isolation because of coronavirus.The league had expected to continue with a full schedule this weekend with fans, but later decided to suspend all matches until April 3 “at the earliest.”The same suspension applies for the three lower divisions overseen by the English Football League and to England’s top two women’s divisions. 11 a.m.The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television.No indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___center_img German club Nuremberg says its whole team and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after defender Fabian Nürnberger tested positive for the coronavirus.The second-division club decided to conduct tests after two players from previous opponent Hannover tested positive for the virus.Nuremberg was due to play St. Pauli on Sunday but the club has asked the German soccer league to postpone the game.Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday was called off after Hannover decided on Thursday to quarantine its players for 14 days.___ 9:55 a.m.Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday.Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday. ___3:35 p.m.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___ Six first-division games were scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including the Old Firm game between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic.___12:40 p.m.The Paris-Nice cycling race won’t finish in Nice because of the coronavirus outbreak, and will instead be stopped one day early at the end of Stage 7 on Saturday.The final stage would have taken the race on a 113.5-kilometer (70.5-mile) loop north of Nice. Instead, the race will stop in Valdeblore la Colmiane. Associated Press However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps.___10:40 a.m.The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the world (all times local):___1:20 p.m.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe track federation joins USA Swimming, which sent a similar letter to the USOPC on Thursday.Among others urging a delay, Brazil’s Olympic Committee is calling for the Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2021. The Brazilian body said in a statement published on Saturday that the decision is a necessity due to the seriousness of the pandemic and “the consequent difficulty for athletes to keep their best competitive level.” And the Norwegian Olympic Committee says the Games shouldn’t take place until the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide.In other virus-related developments:— Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has been self-isolating for more than a week after meeting people who later tested positive for the new coronavirus. Hamilton was at a charity event in London on March 4 also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus. In a message on social media, Hamilton says he’s shown “zero symptoms” but has been isolating himself from other people ever since March 13, when the Australian Grand Prix was called off. He said he hasn’t been tested because test kits are in short supply and “there are people who need it more than I do.”— A handful of golf mini tours are continuing to play through as coronavirus fears shut down major sports leagues across the world. The Cactus Tour in Phoenix this week was won by two-time major champion Anna Nordqvist and the Outlaw Tour held a men’s event across the Valley of the Sun. The Cactus Tour instituted preventative guidelines to prevent spread of the coronavirus, sanitizing golf carts, limiting one rider per cart and asking for social distancing on the course. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSUS track federation joins calls for postponement of Tokyo GamesUNDATED (AP) — The U.S. track federation has added its name to a growing chorus of calls to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus. In a letter to the CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel urged the federation to advocate for the postponement of the Games, which are to start July 24. Associated Press center_img March 21, 2020 IDITAROD3 mushers rescuedUNDATED (AP) — Three mushers participating in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race were rescued Friday after they activated their SOS beacons because of deep overflows of water on the trail near the last checkpoint before the finish line in Nome.Even before the rescue of 52-year-old Tom Knolmayer, 28-year-old Sean Underwood and 37-year-old Matthew Failor, more than one-third of the participants in this year’s 1,000-mile race had quit largely because of conditions. The winner, Thomas Waerner of Norway, arrived at the finish line in Nome early Wednesday.Iditarod officials confirmed the three rescued Friday had officially withdrawn from the race. That brings the number of those who scratched to 22, short of the record of 24 set in 1980. In this year’s race, another musher also was removed for not being competitive.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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The Latest: Coric rallies over No. 4 Tsitsipas at US Open

first_imgThe fifth-seeded Zverev won 14 of the last 18 games for a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory after a delay of nearly three hours related to COVID-19 precautions.Mannarino was among a group of seven players under more severe restrictions after he played in a card game with countryman Benoît Paire, who tested positive for the coronavirus at the start of the Grand Slam event. Zverev said players were told a few hours before their match that it likely wouldn’t happen because of New York health department concerns about Mannarino. The match was permitted after back-and-forth with health officials.Mannarino needed attention for a leg problem after falling behind 0-3 in the second set.Zverev will play Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for a berth in the quarterfinals. Associated Press The two-time Grand Slam champion took the opening set 6-3, but 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk, who is playing in just her second major tournament, grabbed the second in a tiebreaker.When the second set ended with Osaka missing a backhand return, she flung her racket away.Osaka won the U.S. Open in 2018 and the Australian Open the following year. She has been ranked No. 1 and is seeded fourth at Flushing Meadows. Kostyuk is ranked 137th.___ Coric’s 6-7 (2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4) victory was his second straight that went to five sets and lasted more than 4 hours.The No. 27 seed got treatment on his right shoulder and neck after the first set. Down 5-1 in the fourth set, he broke Tsitsipas three straight times, fighting off six break points. Coric was coming off a five-set win over Juan Ignacio Londero in which he also rallied after falling behind 2-1 in sets. He’ll play Jordan Thompson, who has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam event for the first time.___10:45 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):1:10 a.m.Borna Coric pulled off a great escape, avoiding six match points while rallying to beat fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas and advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open. In the previous round, Garcia upset top-seeded Karolina Pliskova.___2:20 p.m.Caty McNally, an 18-year-old from Ohio, eliminated No. 21 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets in a rain-delayed match to reach the U.S. Open’s third round.McNally’s 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory gives the host country 11 women in the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 1992. He beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and 43 minutes, holding serve throughout. Struff managed only four break points and couldn’t convert.Djokovic has won his last 29 matches and is 26-0 this season, making him a prohibitive favorite to get his fourth U.S. Open title — he won it in 2011, 2015 and 2018. He’ll play 20th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta.___8:10 p.m.Alexander Zverev reached the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the second year in a row, beating Adrian Mannarino in a match that was delayed because of health concerns. There was no such turnaround this time.Martic now will try to get to the second Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career after reaching that stage at last year’s French Open. She has lost her other six fourth-round matches at major tournaments, including against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open in 2019. ___11:10 a.m. ___6:40 p.m.Denis Shapovalov rallied late in the fourth set and won a five-set match between rising stars at the U.S. Open.The 21-year-old Canadian smashed his racket on the court — leaving it bent and spent — while falling behind 22-year-old American Taylor Fritz, who had a chance to serve it out leading 5-3 in the fourth set.Shapovalov broke Fritz’s serve, won the tiebreaker and pulled out a 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win to reach the fourth round. 12:45 p.m.Petra Martic is the first player into the fourth round at this year’s U.S. Open.The No. 8-seeded Martic made it that far at Flushing Meadows for the second year in a row, advancing Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Varvara Gracheva.Gracheva simply made too many mistakes, with 33 unforced errors — three times as many as Martic.As Gracheva’s deficit grew larger and larger, she knew more than anyone that it’s never over until it’s over: In the previous round, she trailed No. 30 Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 5-1 and faced four match points before coming all the way back to win. The Latest: Coric rallies over No. 4 Tsitsipas at US Open Mannarino is part of a group of seven players under extra restrictions during the tournament because contact tracing determined they potentially could have been exposed to COVID-19 by Benoit Paire, the only entrant to test positive.___2:55 p.m.Naomi Osaka has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open by getting past 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2.Osaka threw her racket after ceding the second set, then was one point from trailing 3-1 in the third. ___5:45 p.m.The third-round U.S. Open match between No. 5 seed Alexander Zverev and No. 32 Adrian Mannarino has started in Louis Armstrong Stadium after a delay of nearly three hours.The U.S. Tennis Association described the holdup in vague terms, saying only there was “a collaborative dialogue with health officials” and that the players were “updated at all times.”The USTA said in a statement it would not provide any details because of what it called “the sensitivity of the medical issues involved.” The match was suspended Thursday because of the weather. McNally, who plays doubles with 16-year-old American Coco Gauff, had never been this far in singles at a Grand Slam tournament.___2:10 p.m.Naomi Osaka is headed to a third set in the U.S. Open’s third round. ___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports September 5, 2020 Sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over American Jessica Pegula.Kvitova faces another American, Shelby Rogers, in the next round, trying to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the third time. Rogers is having her best run in the Grand Slam event.___9:00 p.m.Top-seeded Novak Djokovic stayed perfect for 2020 and advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets win. Play is underway in third-round matches on Day 5 at the U.S. Open.Past champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are among those scheduled to play in Arthur Ashe Stadium later Friday.Osaka will face Marta Kostyuk to begin the day session in the tournament’s main arena.The top-seeded Djokovic will bring a 28-match winning streak, including 25-0 this season, into his night match against Jan-Lennard Struff. After rain Thursday night suspended play on the courts without a roof, the weather is much better — sunny with the temperature around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (a little above 25 Celsius). But she saved five break points to get to 2-all, starting a five-game run that ended the match.Osaka is a former No. 1-ranked player who has won two Grand Slam titles, including the 2018 U.S. Open.The 137th-ranked Kostyuk was appearing in only her second major tournament.Also moving into the fourth round: 2016 U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber, who beat 20-year-old American Ann Li 6-3, 6-4.Kerber’s next opponent is another American, 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, a 6-3, 6-3 winner against Caroline Garcia.last_img read more

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Chelsea Sets Tough Conditions for Costa’s Return

first_imgDiego Costa has been given four conditions to urgently meet for the Spaniard to repair his strained relationship with his club, Chelsea. According to UK’S The Guardian, the player who has been on AWOL must return to the club.Costa allegedly took the French leave after claiming that Antonio Conte sent him a text message that he was not part of the manager’s plans for Chelsea this season.Costa was absent in Saturday’s home loss to Burnley in Chelsea’s opening title defence. The former Atletico Madrid player is also expected to resume training with Chelsea and thirdly to get himself to be match-fit. On the training pitch, he was also asked to train well to be in contention for starting line-up position.Costa has been at odds with Conte since January, when he was dropped from Chelsea’s starting XI following a dispute with a fitness coach and reports of a potential move to the Chinese Super League.It seems unlikely that the stipulations will be met, with Costa recently claiming he had been treated like “a criminal’ by Chelsea and repeatedly voicing his desire to return to Atletico Madrid, the club he made his name at.He told the Daily Mail: “They want me to be there training with the reserves. I wouldn’t be allowed access to the first-team dressing room and I would have no contact at all with the guys.“I’m not a criminal! I don’t think it is fair after all I have done to be treated like that. They gave me a week extra off but since then it’s fines all the way. They want me training with the reserves. I am not going to do that. I am not a criminal and I am not in the wrong here. So, if they need to fine me, let them fine me.“I take the hit every week but I’m not driven by money. The important thing is to be happy with how I live. I’m here with my parents and people who respect me.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Syracuse clinches 1st ever Big East title in season-finale win over St. John’s

first_imgNEW YORK — Even when Gavin Buckley made a miraculous save, St. John’s backup goalie couldn’t stop the Syracuse men’s lacrosse offense.After Buckley somehow knocked down Stephen Keogh’s between-the-legs shot, someone was there to clean up the rebound. And in this case, it was sophomore attack Tim Desko.Trickery abound, Desko picked up the ball right outside of the crease, swooped his stick around his back and put it in net for a 10-goal SU lead early in the fourth quarter. Frustrated and helpless, St. John’s freshman defender Parker Bratton threw a late hit on Desko, sending him to the turf with a push in the back.‘I mean, we don’t plan any of that,’ Desko said of his goal. ‘It just makes it fun for everyone.’All afternoon at DaSilva Memorial Field, St. John’s couldn’t stop the Orange’s offensive attack. Whether it was a 15-yard fling or a shovel from right on the doorstep. Whether it was a skillful display of trickery or a bit of luck on a deflection. Whether it was from one of Syracuse’s usual stars in Chris Daniello or from one of its lesser-known threats in Jeff Gilbert.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBehind that offensive performance, the No. 2 Orange cruised to a dominating 15-7 victory over the Red Storm in front of 1,508 fans in both teams’ regular-season finales. With the win, Syracuse (13-1, 6-0 Big East) clinched the inaugural Big East lacrosse conference championship. The 13 victories on the season are the most regular-season victories for the Orange since 1986, when it also finished with 13 wins.Like it has all season, the No. 7 ranked SU offense helped carry the team to victory, as the offensive attack put up double-digit goals for the 12th time in the Orange’s 14 games.‘I think we got off to a good start,’ SU head coach John Desko said after the game. ‘They weren’t sliding hard to us in the first quarter and the first half. And we just told our guys, ‘Hey, you’ve got the green light to go to the goal.”In flurries, Syracuse went to the goal. The Orange maintained extended possessions through much of the first half, finishing the first 30 minutes with a 26-15 shot advantage over the Red Storm (5-9, 2-4 Big East).Familiar offensive faces like Daniello were in the fray offensively, as the senior attack finished the first half with two goals. But also in the mix were Gilbert and midfielders Joel White and Kevin Drew, two players more known for their work as defensive midfielders.‘It feels fantastic,’ Gilbert said of his day. ‘Everyone likes to get in there and score a few times. It felt great.’White added two goals on the day, his fourth and fifth of the season. Four of those five goals have come in the past two games against Notre Dame and St. John’s.‘I just kind of take what’s there,’ White said. ‘I think I just kind of got lucky these past two games, putting two in the back of the net (each time). But I’m not too worried about scoring goals as long as we’re winning games.’By halftime, the Orange held a 10-2 advantage on the strength of that overriding offensive attack. High and low, from near or far, St. John’s starting goalie Jeff Lowman couldn’t get a handle on so many offensive weapons.There were goals like Jovan Miller’s patented 15-yard jump shot that found the net, as well as Cody Jamieson’s goal after he gobbled up a ground ball right in front of the crease.‘We just came out and tried to make a statement right away,’ Gilbert said. ‘Run-and-gun like we always do. We just tried to put it to them real quick and got a lead early and just kept it on all game.’Even when St. John’s thought they had the SU attack stifled, someone was always there. Somehow, someway, the ball always seemed to find its way into the back of the Red Storm net.Case in point: a pair of efforts from Tim Desko. There was that behind-the-back shot against the backup Buckley, and then there was another shot earlier in the game. It was one against Lowman that even Desko said he couldn’t believe ended up going in.As Orange midfielder Josh Amidon ran up the field, he flung a pass to Desko in front of the crease on which Desko couldn’t get a handle of the ball. But he deflected it in a direction enough that Lowman had no chance for a save.‘I just kind of put my stick out,’ Desko said, mimicking the way he reached out into the path of the ball. ‘It just tipped off the top of my head (of the stick) and went in. Just a lucky play, I guess. … But yeah, a good day overall.’ Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on May 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm bplogiur@syr.edulast_img read more

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School of Pharmacy hosts annual Legislative Day

first_imgGraduate students gathered in Aresty Auditorium at the USC Health Sciences Campus on Friday morning for Legislative Day, an opportunity to hear from a panel of legislators and pharmacists on a wide range of topics, including the passage of a bill titled SB 493, which aims to boost pharmacists’ status to care providers and expand their scope of practice.Members of four professional organizations at USC, including the American Pharmacy Student Alliance (APSA) and California Pharmacists Association, coordinated the event. Ying Long, the CPhA Board of Trustees Representative for the APSA at the School of Pharmacy, emphasized the significance of Legislative Day.“Our purpose is to educate students on the importance of being legislatively active by inviting local assembly representatives and senators in Los Angeles,” Long said. “We also invited pharmacists who are involved in legislation to demonstrate to students what they have done for the profession and give them exposure to legislation.”One of the seven speakers, State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), was a co-author of SB 493. The bill, passed on Sept. 11, gives pharmacists the ability to extend their services into primary care through administering drugs and vaccinations. The bill also broadens the settings in which pharmacists can work, rather than being confined to pharmacies and hospitals. The bill is currently awaiting a signature from Gov. Jerry Brown.“The success of the Affordable Care Act in the country is going to be dependent on what happens here in California,” Hernandez said. “There will be a huge capacity issue, a shortage of primary care providers — that’s where [pharmacists] come in.”Hernandez also said that the bill will be transformative for the profession by using the intensive training that pharmacists already have to their advantage, granting them more independence.Many students in attendance were excited for future prospects in their occupation.“It is great that more positions are becoming available to pharmacists, because after completing a residency and investing so much time in my degree, it would be nice to secure a career,” said Tattika Soreta, a third-year pharmacy student.Jon Roth, CEO of the CPhA, spoke about the importance of grassroots campaigning within the pharmacy profession and staying involved.“It is critical to stay engaged throughout the entire process -— you are the experts. There is power in numbers, and when mobilized, these numbers provide a great army of information to legislators,” Roth said. “There needs to be an ongoing dialogue between pharmacy constituents and elected officials, so they get the message about the breadth of a pharmacist’s education and training. Nobody else can talk about what you’ve experienced.”Victor Law, a member of the California Board of Pharmacy, worked with students to co-sponsor the SB 493 bill.“I want to encourage students to get in touch with legislators and have an active role by stepping out of their comfort zone,” Law said.Many pharmacy students who attended were motivated by the event.“I came to Legislative Day to learn more about SB 493, but I now know that as a student, I need to get involved,” said Timothy Liu, a second-year pharmacy student.The event culminated with an awards ceremony honoring the Legislative Planning Committee, the group that made the panel possible. Follow Sareen on Twitter @sareenielast_img read more

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Syracuse-Notre Dame set to kick off at noon

first_img Published on September 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) will play Notre Dame (1-2) at MetLife Stadium at noon on Oct. 1, the ACC announced Monday. The game, which is less than two weeks away, will be the last game played at MetLife for the time being. It will also be aired on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.The Orange has played three games at the stadium, which also hosts the Jets and Giants, against USC in 2012, Penn State in 2013, and Notre Dame in 2014. SU has yet to win a neutral site game at MetLife since the series started.In Week 5, Syracuse will play at Connecticut, and Notre Dame will play home against Duke. The Fighting Irish fell out of the top 25 after starting the season No. 15. SU has not beaten UND since 2008. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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