Syracuse 3rd in ACC coaches poll, 4 players on All-ACC team

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse opened the Atlantic Coast Conference Coaches Poll ranked third, trailing Notre Dame and IL’s preseason No. 1, Virginia. It’s one spot higher than the Orange opened in the poll last season, a year they finished 9-5 and fell to North Carolina in the ACC Championship. SU then lost to Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Championship.In a preseason press conference, coach John Desko said that he wouldn’t be surprised to see this year’s team playing on championship weekend. Four members of the Orange were named to the 2020 Preseason All-ACC Team, tied for the most with Virginia. Just a week after seven Orange were honored as Preseason All-Americans midfielder Brendan Curry, defender Nick Mellen, short-stick midfielder Peter Dearth and goalkeeper Drake Porter were named to the All-ACC team Tuesday.“We were saying a couple weeks ago, we got all the talent. We know we have the talent there, that’s not a question,” Porter said to Brian Higgins. “We got to work hard and be able to put it together.Despite high expectations for the Syracuse attack, Chase Scanlan and Tucker Dordevic, who were honored as Preseason All-Americans, did not make the All-ACC list. Commentscenter_img Published on January 28, 2020 at 12:05 pm Contact Mitchell: mbannon@syr.edulast_img read more

Al Ahly appoint former Spurs boss Martin Jol as coach

first_imgFormer Tottenham and Fulham manager Martin Jol has been appointed as the new coach of Egyptian giants Al Ahly.The Dutchman replaces the Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro who left the club in January to take over at Porto.It means Cairo rivals Ahly and Zamalek both have new coaches with Alex McLeish set to take over in charge of the White Knights.Ahly are currently top of the table in Egypt above Zamalek, who are the reigning champions.As well the English clubs Tottenham and Fulham Jol has also had spells with German side Hamburg and Dutch club Ajax.The 60-year-old has been out of management since being sacked by Fulham in 2013. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

D’Angelo Russell’s 3-pointer lifts Lakers to Summer League win over 76ers

first_imgLakers fans have a new target for their scorn. Sixers forward and No. 1 draft prospect Ben Simmons drew boos as soon as the scoreboard showed him.“I knew every layup they were going to go crazy,” Simmons said. “But that’s L.A. fans for you. They’re great fans.”They had reason to care. The Lakers selected Brandon Ingram at No. 2 overall, though that storyline will have to live up to the hype another day. While Simmons had eight points on a 3-of-8 clip, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Ingram only had seven points on 3-of-12 shooting.Despite missing his first seven shots, though, Ingram made three fourth-quarter jumpers. “When you don’t knock shots down, you have to find something else to impact the game in another way,” Ingram said. “So just try to get after it defensively.”Welcome to the NBAIt did not take long for Croatian rookie center Ivica Zubac to experience adversity. Philadelphia forward Jerami Grant dunked over Zubac by delivering a one-handed dunk while hurdling his right leg over Zubac’s head.A reporter then informed Zubac his Wikipedia page indicated he “died” from the incident.“I did a little bit,” Zubac joked. Pay dayJordan Clarkson could have currently sweated out the Lakers’ decision. Would the organization want him badly enough to match an offer sheet he signed with another team? Instead, the third-year Lakers guard attended the team’s summer league opener a day after signing his contract worth $50 million through four years.“I ain’t never seen that kind of money ever in my life,” he said, laughing. As the 46th overall pick in the 2014 draft, he earned just over $500,000 as a rookie and about $850,000 last season. “I don’t want to be the guy that leaves this city when stuff’s going bad,” Clarkson said. “I want to be here when we start winning and really putting it all together.”With his new contract, Clarkson is currently looking to buy a house. He apparently planned to treat his teammates to dinner on Saturday night, too. Said Russell: “Everybody’s getting steaks.”Coaching carousel The Lakers did not retain player development coach Thomas Scott, according to league sources.Scott will seek other possible openings, including the Development League.Staff writer Bill Oram contributed to this report So much that Russell reported telling his teammates, “I was going to win this game.” Russell made two consecutive jumpers and made one of two foul shots to cut the Lakers’ deficit to 67-63 with 2:26 left.The Lakers initially had ice in their shot, though. The Lakers went 7 of 30 from the field in the first half while the Sixers went 9 of 35 through two quarters. Russell also struggled with six turnovers and exchanged words with Larry Nance Jr. over a missed defensive assignment.Afterward, however, everyone seemed happy as teammates rushed to hug Russell for his late-game heroics“There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that it was going in,” Nance said. “He’s got ice in his veins.”Endless comparisons LAS VEGAS >> On a night where it often felt humid in a stuffy arena, the ice in D’Angelo Russell’s veins returned.Russell hit a game-winning 3-pointer that lifted the Lakers to a 70-69 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Summer League play on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. After nailing the shot, Russell pointed to the veins in his left forearm, the same gesture he did after posting a career-high 39 points last season against the Brooklyn Nets.“I can get my shot whenever I want,” said Russell, who had a team-leading 22 points, on 8-of-20 shooting, and five assists. “Whether it’s a a jump shot or getting to the rim, I just had confidence shooting the ball.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

When does the XFL season start in 2020? Dates, times, TV schedule for every XFL game

first_imgMORE XFL 2020: Rules | Logos | RostersThe XFL East includes the D.C. Defenders, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks and Tampa Bay Vipers. The XFL West includes the Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats and Seattle Dragons.The XFL schedule for 2020 begins Saturday, Feb. 8, with the D.C. Defenders hosting the Seattle Dragons followed by the Houston Roughnecks hosting the Los Angeles Wildcats. Below is the complete XFL schedule for 2020, including the kickoff time and TV channel for each game.XFL schedule 2020Week 1Saturday, Feb. 8GameKickoff timeTV channelSeattle Dragons at D.C Defenders2 p.m. ETABCLos Angeles Wildcats at Houston Roughnecks5 p.m. ETFoxSunday, Feb. 9GameKickoff timeTV channelTampa Bay Vipers at New York Guardians2 p.m. ETFoxSt. Louis BattleHawks at Dallas Renegades5 p.m. ETESPNWeek 2Saturday, Feb. 15GameKickoff timeTV channelNew York Guardians at D.C. Defenders2 p.m. ETABCTampa Bay Vipers at Seattle Dragons5 p.m. ETFoxSunday, Feb. 16GameKickoff timeTV channelDallas Renegades at Los Angeles Wildcats3 p.m. ETABCSt. Louis BattleHawks at Houston Roughnecks6 p.m. ETFS1Week 3Saturday, Feb. 22GameKickoff timeTV channelHouston Roughnecks at Tampa Bay Vipers2 p.m. ETABCDallas Renegades at Seattle Dragons5 p.m. ETFoxSunday, Feb. 23GameKickoff timeTV channelNew York Guardians at St. Louis BattleHawks3 p.m. ETESPND.C. Defenders at Los Angeles Wildcats6 p.m. ETFS1Week 4Saturday, Feb. 29GameKickoff timeTV channelLos Angeles Wildcats at New York Guardians2 p.m. ETABCSeattle Dragons at St. Louis BattleHawks5 p.m. ETFoxSunday, March 1GameKickoff timeTV channelHouston Roughnecks at Dallas Renegades4 p.m. ETFS1D.C. Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers7 p.m. ETESPN2Week 5Saturday, March 7GameKickoff timeTV channelSeattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks2 p.m. ETABCNew York Guardians at Dallas Renegades5 p.m. ETFoxSunday, March 8GameKickoff timeTV channelSt. Louis BattleHawks at D.C. Defenders3 p.m. ETFS1Tampa Bay Vipers at Los Angeles Wildcats9 p.m. ETESPNWeek 6Saturday, March 14GameKickoff timeTV channelHouston Roughnecks at New York Guardians2 p.m. ETABCSt. Louis BattleHawks at Tampa Bay Vipers5 p.m. ETFS2Sunday, March 15GameKickoff timeTV channelDallas Renegades at D.C. Defenders4 p.m. ETFS1Los Angeles Wildcats at Seattle Dragons7 p.m. ETESPNWeek 7Saturday, March 21GameKickoff timeTV channelDallas Renegades at Tampa Bay Vipers2 p.m. ETABCLos Angeles Wildcats at St. Louis BattleHawks5 p.m. ETFoxSunday, March 22GameKickoff timeTV channelNew York Guardians at Seattle Dragons3 p.m. ETABCD.C. Defenders at Houston Roughnecks6 p.m. ETFS1Week 8Saturday, March 28GameKickoff timeTV channelTampa Bay Vipers at D.C. Defenders2 p.m. ETABCSt. Louis BattleHawks at New York Guardians5 p.m. ETFoxSunday, March 29GameKickoff timeTV channelHouston Roughnecks at Los Angeles Wildcats3 p.m. ETABCSeattle Dragons at Dallas Renegades6 p.m. ETFS1Week 9Thursday, April 2GameKickoff timeTV channelDallas Renegades at Houston Roughnecks8 p.m. ETFoxSaturday, April 4GameKickoff timeTV channelD.C. Defenders at New York Guardians2 p.m. ETABCSunday, April 5GameKickoff timeTV channelTampa Bay Vipers at St. Louis BattleHawks12 p.m. ETESPNSeattle Dragons at Los Angeles Wildcats6 p.m. ETFS1Week 10Thursday, April 9GameKickoff timeTV channelLos Angeles Wildcats at Dallas Renegades8 p.m. ETFoxSaturday, April 10GameKickoff timeTV channelHouston Roughnecks at Seattle Dragons2 p.m. ETABCSunday, April 12GameKickoff timeTV channelD.C Defenders at St. Louis BattleHawksTBDABCNew York Guardians at Tampa Bay VipersTBDFS1XFL POWER RANKINGS:  Best, worst rosters by entertainment valueXFL playoffs schedule 2020Following the regular season, the top two teams in each division, East and West, will square off for the right to play for the XFL championship. The East Final is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, and the West Final will be held Sunday, April 19.The first-place team in each division will host its respective division final.East and West FinalsSaturday, April 18GameKickoff timeTV channelEast No. 2 at East No. 13 p.m. ETFoxSunday, April 19GameKickoff timeTV channelWest No. 2 at West No. 13 p.m. ETESPNChampionshipSunday, April 26GameKickoff timeTV channelEast vs. West3 p.m. ETESPNHow to watch XFL gamesThe TV channels for XFL games will not be hard to find. Every game on the 2020 XFL schedule will be available to a national TV audience, and 25 of the games will air on cable networks ABC or Fox. The Fox and ESPN family of networks will carry all 43 XFL games in 2020, with a total of six networks scheduled to broadcast an XFL game at least once. Below are those networks.ESPN (seven games)ESPN2 (one game)ABC (14 games)Fox (11 games)FS1 (nine games)FS2 (one game)Live streams of XFL games will be available via ESPN ( ESPN App ) and Fox ( Fox Sports App ).According to Sports Business Daily , ESPN and Fox are not paying rights fees to broadcast XFL games in 2020, but the networks “are picking up production costs, which generally amount to around $400,000 per game.” The XFL schedule for 2020 is set. Through 12 weeks beginning in February and running though April, 43 XFL games, including playoffs, will determine the champion of the rebooted football league .The XFL schedule is constructed based on an eight-team league that’s divided into two divisions, East and West. Through the 10-week regular season, each XFL team will host five games. A team will play each of the other three teams in its own division twice, once at home and once on the road, and will play each of the four teams in the opposite division once, two home and two away.last_img read more

`Tiny’ Ayres, 30-year resident, dies at 83

first_imgWHITTIER – A memorial service for Helen Lorraine “Tiny” Ayres, 83, a 30-year Whittier resident whose widely varied occupations took her from the Pentagon to the Los Angeles Public Defender’s office, will be held Saturday in Fullerton. The service will be at 11 a.m. at Fullerton’s First Evangelical Free Church, where she was a member. The church is located at 2801 N. Brea Blvd. Ayres died March 14 in Long Beach. She was born in Long Beach July 12, 1923 to George and Della Trout at Seaside Hospital. She was so small when she was born, her parents gave her a nickname of “Tiny,” which stuck with her for life. She graduated from Poly High School in Long Beach and went on to graduate from UCLA, where, as a result of her mastery of English, she was able to earn extra money by grading other students’ papers. After graduation from college, she worked in the Pentagon for 16 months. She returned home for the wedding of her sister and, while home, became the executive secretary to an admiral in Long Beach. After she and William Ayres were married in 1963, they settled in Whittier and she went to work in the office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Following her retirement, she became very active in the Whittier Republican Women’s Club and Fullerton Christian Women’s Club. She was also a volunteer at Whittier’s Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. Ayres is survived by her husband; sister, Dorothy Bloomquist, four nieces, her nephew and her two beloved cats. The cats have been adopted by two of her nieces. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more