Gallery: No. 1 Syracuse edges Binghamton, 9-8, for ninth straight victory

first_imgThe nation’s top-ranked team, Syracuse, won another one-goal game, 9-8, over Binghamton on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. It’s Syracuse’s (11-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) ninth straight win and the Bearcats’ (9-4, 3-2 America East) third consecutive loss. SU senior attack Jordan Evans had a team-high three goals and the Orange defense buckled down late to preserve the win. Syracuse plays next in Durham, North Carolina, in an attempt to win its third straight ACC tournament. Comments Published on April 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch How D’Tigress Crush Côte d’Ivoire To Make AfroBasket Semi Final

first_imgRelated D’Tigress of Nigeria cruised into the semi final of the 2017 AfroBasket Women Championships in Mali defeating Côte d’Ivoire 43 – 98 in the quarter final.Evelyn Akhator, who provided 21 points and 11 rebounds, was once again the star man as the Nigerian ladies ran riot over the Ivorians to book a semi final clash with the host country, Mali.Points Per Quarter1st: Nigeria 23-13 Côte d’Ivoire2nd: Nigeria 23-2 Côte d’Ivoire3rd: Nigeria 25-17 Côte d’Ivoire4th: Nigeria 27-11 Côte d’Ivoirelast_img read more

Masai Ujiri on Raptors losing Kawhi Leonard in free agency: ‘There’s no time to go out and cry’

first_img“Everybody feels very confident,” Ujiri added. “Our team is set up very well, and we’re confident with the guys that we have and obviously going forward, we have the requirements of what a team needs to tackle what’s next.”I know the young guys on our team will develop. We’ve created a place where people want to come to play.”Leonard led the Raptors to their first NBA championship this past season, defeating the Warriors in six games in the NBA Finals. The three-time All-Star played an integral role, averaging 30.5 points with 9.1 assists per game during the postseason. “This is the NBA and this is how it works. I always say there’s no time to go out and cry,” Ujiri told reporters. “You can’t hide under a table and cry. Honestly, I’ve lost no sleep, I’m not disappointed. It’s on to the next.”I’m telling Raptors fans and everybody: Don’t lose one day of sleep, one second of sleep. We’re gonna be just fine.” Related News Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: ‘No way’ star was signing with Lakers Ujiri explained that he was confident that Toronto would retain the NBA Finals MVP through free-agency negotiations, but also said that he’s not naive to how the process works.  “Free agency doesn’t change. He definitely has our blessings. He gave it everything while he was with us and we really appreciated that,” Ujiri said. “I communicated with him afterward and it was very good. We got a great deal out of this, we won a championship so we’re happy.”I appreciate what the process was and I know free agency, this was not my first rodeo, so things are going to go up and down and this was a different kind of free agency. It was high stakes and we understood that.”Ujiri said multiple times that he’s confident with where the Raptors stand now, and the focus will shift to developing their young players. Raptors coach Nick Nurse: ‘Can’t blame’ Kawhi Leonard for leaving Raptors president Masai Ujiri isn’t losing any sleep over losing Kawhi Leonard in free agency. In his first public comments since Leonard reportedly signed with the Clippers on a three-year, $103 million contract in free agency, Ujiri expressed the utmost confidence in his organization as he reiterated Toronto will be fine without one of the league’s best players. Paul George pens emotional farewell to Thunder after Clippers tradelast_img read more

(Updated) Wellington, Kansas is in Jeopardy!

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington, Kansas seems to be finding itself on the national stage from time to time lately – thankfully for trivial reasons.Friday afternoon, Wellington, Kansas was a topic of a clue on the popular syndicated gameshow “Jeopardy.”Avid television viewers of the show know the routine. There are two rounds of 30 clues – divided by six categories with five clues on a blue checkerboard of television monitors. Gameshow host Alex Trebek gives an answer and three contestants try to answer the clue in a form of a question for big money.On Friday, Trebek stated: “The Amber Rolling Fields of Wellington, Kansas make it this grain ‘capital of the world.’”And collectively Sumner County residents watching the show uttered, “What is Wheat?” – if they weren’t in shock seeing Wellington mentioned on national television.The clue was featured in the category “U.S. Capitals of the world” It was an $800 clue. Adrian Ho from Palo Alto, Calif. answered it correctly.The clue and answer gave Wellington just 10 seconds of fame but it was nice to see Wellington featured in a positive light.In the past few years that hasn’t been the case. A couple years back a Wellington Daily News headline blooper “Spelling Bee Winer announced,” made the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.A year ago, over the New Years holiday, Wellington was on several national news shows like Good Morning America on a segment called “Strange and unusual laws past in 2012.” National news pundits thought it was hysterical that the city of Wellington passed an ordinance that made it illegal to own four or more cats per household.Most of the time, these blasts of national fame come unexpectedly and are forgotten by about everybody except those who call Wellington home. And on this quick-fire clue-giving show, that is no exception to the ru.Shelley Hansel-Williams, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said she was as caught off guard as anybody.“I was having trouble with my cell phone and when I got it working Friday evening, all these messages kept popping up about Wellington being on Jeopardy,” Hansel-Williams said. “I was like going, ‘what the heck?’”When she got home she saw the Facebook posts and was delighted.“I take it as a sign from God,” Hansel-Williams said. “Anytime you get national recognition it’s a good thing. How’s that saying go? ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity’?”Ron Levan, a 1979 Wellington High School graduate, is now a first year Chaparral High School principal. He may be the one credited for alerting the local non-Jeopardy watching masses that such a question was asked.“I try to catch Jeopardy as many times as possible which doesn’t usually happen because I’m usually at ballgames,” Levan said. “I just happened to be home this Friday afternoon when the question popped up. My wife told me to stop the DVR, back it up and take a picture of it.”He then posted the picture on Facebook.Levan couldn’t remember the specific category or how much the question was worth or if the question was answered correctly. Sumner Newscow has e-mailed some specific questions to the Jeopardy producers in Culver City, Calif. hoping for answers to the answer (or question). It appears to have occurred during the second round since the DVR was stopped at 4:45 p.m. which would put it halfway through the show.Hansel said she is calling KSNW-TV in Wichita to see if she can obtain a copy of the Friday Jeopardy show. Close Forgot password? 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Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down Guest · 343 weeks ago The category was “U.S. capitals of the world” and yes, it was answered correctly by someone. It was a pretty easy answer/question. I love jeopardy but never get a chance to watch it. I too just so happened to be home that day and was very excited to see our little town on there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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