Dino Babers gives injury updates, says Mahoney will likely start if Dungey can’t on ACC teleconference

first_img Published on November 16, 2016 at 12:20 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) plays its last home game of the season at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday when it takes on No. 17 Florida State (7-3, 4-3). The Orange is coming off a 35-20 loss to North Carolina State, while the Seminoles crushed Boston College, 45-7, last Friday.Here are three things SU head coach Dino Babers said on the ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday.Injury updatesThe Orange missed two key starters on offense last week when both quarterback Eric Dungey and wide receiver Steve Ishmael sat the game out. Additionally, center Colin Byrne — who has been the starter since Week 3 after senior Jason Emerich hurt his shoulder in the second game of the season — had to leave last week’s game with an injury.Dungey was knocked out of the Clemson game in the first quarter and never returned. He was listed as questionable last week, and then after the N.C. State game Babers called him doubtful to play this week. He is getting a second opinion on the injury but that hasn’t happened yet, per Babers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIshmael was a surprise scratch last Saturday, and Babers said that it was a nagging injury that slowed him down as the week went along. Quarterback Zack Mahoney said that Ishmael was a full-go in practice yesterday, but Babers refuted that today saying that he started yesterday’s practice but didn’t finish it.Babers declined to expand on what Byrne was dealing with. Byrne took a shot to the head was lying on the ground for several minutes before he was be helped off the field.“Well,” Babers said, sighing, “I think we’ve gotta leave that stuff all up to the ACC thing. We’re not supposed to be talking about injuries.”“You saw the tape, you saw the game. I’m just gonna leave it there and you can see the (injury) report on Thursday.”Mahoney will probably start if Dungey is outLeading up to last week’s game, the quarterback situation for SU was murky. It was unclear if Dungey was going to play, and which of the two backups — Mahoney and Austin Wilson — would start in his place was also a mystery. Mahoney was second on the depth chart all year, but it was Wilson who came on in Clemson when Dungey left.Mahoney started last week, but both were listed as backup options on this week’s depth chart. Babers said that based on last week’s performance, Mahoney would probably get another shot.“Well I think right now, based off of how well Zack played, Zack should be the guy that goes up first,” Babers said. “But we haven’t decided yet, have to still see how everything fits in the game plan.”In his first start of the season, Mahoney went 14-for-25 for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception.Dalvin Cook is better than Babers thoughtFSU’s junior running back currently ranks second in the ACC and ninth in the country in rushing yards per game, with 124.2. In the conference, he trails only Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Heisman favorite who torched SU’s defense in Week 2.After seeing Cook on tape though, Babers saw that the star running back is even faster, and better, than he first realized.“I thought he was really, really good, but I didn’t know how fast he was until I saw the Clemson game, and I saw him run away from the Clemson secondary people,” Babers said.“We couldn’t run away from the Clemson secondary people. He’s probably one of the fastest, or the fastest, back we have in the conference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GFA request to speed up court hearing is bogus: Egbert Faibille

first_imgLawyer for Kumasi based King Faisal Egbert Faibille has chided the Ghana football Association for petitioning the Chief Justice to have a judge mandated exclusively on the ongoing legal tussle which has stalled the start of the Ghana premier league .The court case has been adjourned severally and the Ghana FA in an attempt to ensure further delay, moved to request, special attention for the case from the chief justice. But lawyer Egbert Fabille told JOY Sports in an interview he’s   unimpressed with the FA’s gesture.”I obtained copies of the letter that the Ghana FA sent to the Chief Justice and I felt it was very strange. This is the Ghana FA that has applied to the court to dismiss the cases in question. And at this instance the court has fixed dates for the hearing, so Why then will the Ghana FA, notwithstanding its triggering of the legal judicial process of the applications to dismiss the our case file to the chief Justice administratively to expedite hearing “he hinted   King Faisal, who were relegated last season, are in court to contest rulings by the Disciplinary and Appeals Committees of the Ghana Football Association which dismissed their protest to have points deducted from Aduana Stars.Faisal alleged Aduana failed to pay a fine of GHC 5,000 imposed on them by the D.C within the 14 stipulated days before playing Berekum Chelsea and Heart of Lions. The petitioner sought to have Aduana forfeit two matches in accordance with the provisions of General Regulations of the GFA, but it was twice thrown out The 2014/2015last_img read more

Uganda come top, bounce back to cricket division 3

first_imgTeamPlayedWonLostPointsNNR Bermuda5142-1.065 Ugandan captain receives the trophy. PHOTO ICC MEDIA Player of the TournamentBen Stevens – Jersey****Source: ICC cricket comShare on: WhatsApp Uganda 90 all out, 37 overs (Charles Waiswa 34, Riazat Ali Shah 22; Ben Stevens 4/22)Jersey 83 all out, 35 overs (Anthony Hawkins-Kay 24, Harrison Carlyon 22 not out; Frank Nsubuga 4/20)Malaysia beat Bermuda by 89 runs at Kinrara Cricket OvalMalaysia 257-8, 50 overs (Anwar Arudin 60, Syed Aziz 52; Janerio Tucker 3/34)Bermuda 168-9, 50 overs (Kamua Leverock 61, Janerio Tucker 55; Muhammad Wafiq 3/35)ICC World Cricket League Division 4 final standings  Malaysia and Jersey remain in ICC World Cricket League Division 4, Vanuatu and Bermuda are relegated to Division 5 Denmark53260.349center_img Kuala, Lumpar, | THE INDEPENDENT  | On another exciting final day’s play at an ICC World Cricket League tournament, this time Division 4 in Malaysia, both Uganda and Denmark secured qualification to Division 3.With Saturday’s matches being replayed Sunday, all positions were up for grabs. At UKM Cricket Oval Uganda beat Jersey by seven runs to win Division 4 and secure a Division 3 spot. Whilst Denmark who weren’t playing, could only watch on, as they narrowly secured the second position by net-run-rate from Malaysia in third position who now remain in Division 4, alongside Jersey.Vanuatu and Bermuda are both relegated to Division 5, after finishing in fifth and sixth place respectively.Uganda bounces back to Division 3 from which they were relegated last year, in the tournament held in Kampala. As recently as 2015, Uganda was a regular in Division 2, having reached a high by playing World Cup qualifiers in 2009. A poor tournament run from 2015 so them relegated to Division 3 then Division 4.Uganda v JerseyThere was a low scoring match at the UKM Cricket Oval between Uganda and Jersey, where a number of different permutations meant either teams, or Malaysia or Denmark could still qualify for Division 3 at the start of the day’s play. Jersey’s Ben Stevens would have felt he had to put his team in with an excellent chance after taking four wickets for 22 runs, but Uganda had other ideas.Uganda’s Charles Waiswa (34), Riazat Ali Shah (22) and Frank Nsubuga (13) were the only ones to get into double figures for the Ugandan batting line up, as they totaled 90 runs after being bowled out in 37 overs. Elliot Miles (2/9), Harrison Carlyon (2/18) and Charles Perchard (2/12) all took two wickets apiece.In reply, Jersey lost early wickets as Uganda put the pressure on the European team, with Player of the Tournament Ben Stevens bowled out by Frank Nsubuga (3/7) for 12 runs. With 11 runs needed for victory, Jersey were 80/6, but three wickets for Roger Mukasa swung victory to the African team. Anthony Hawkins – Kay who top scored with 24 runs was bowled by Mukasa, and the last three wickets fell for three runs as Cornelis Bodenstein (0), Charles Perchard (0) and Elliot Miles (0) all failed to score. Winning by seven runs, Uganda celebrated promotion to Division 3.Malaysia v BermudaMalaysia who were also still in with a chance of qualification to Division 3, batting first did their chances no harm by scoring 257 runs for eight in their 50 overs. Anwar Arudin put in another captain’s innings in this tournament scoring 60 runs from 49 balls including three fours and four sixes. Syed Aziz (52) and Ahmed Faiz (50) also scored half-centuries for the hosts. Bermuda’s Chare Smith (3/42) and Janerio Tucker (3/34) took three wickets apiece.Malaysia knew they had to improve their net-run-rate to be in with a chance of taking one of the top two spots, and started off in the best possible way, taking early wickets as Bermuda were on 37 runs for six wickets after 15.4 overs. Muhammad Wafiq’s figures of three for 35, supported by Pavandeep Singh (2/17) and Muhamad Syahadat (2/41) put the Asian team in a great position. However, a partnership between Kamau Leverock (61, 111b, 2×4, 5×6) and Janerio Tucker (55, 81b, 3×4, 3×6), allowed Bermuda to reach a total of 168 runs for nine wickets in 50 overs, therefore sending Denmark to ICC World Cricket League Division 3 on net-run-rate.Uganda beat Jersey by 7 runs at UKM Cricket Oval Jersey52340.044 Uganda54181.175 Vanuatu5234-0.677 Malaysia53260.322last_img read more

Allan Saint-Maximin has the perfect words to describe he is a team player

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/BBCAdvertisement wu60vNBA Finals | Brooklyn VskbiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8c5w62( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ukd7gWould you ever consider trying this?😱kexrpCan your students do this? 🌚3ec6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Although individual efforts are highly appreciated, at the end of the day, football is a team game, and the side that has the best understanding among the players takes the trophy. Allan Saint-Maximin, the Newcastle United winger proudly announces himself to be one for the team. But getting his name up on the scoreboard? No f***s given.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/BBCAppearing on BBC Radio yesterday, the 22 year old had the perfect clearances as to why he hasn’t found the back of the net since his arrival at St James’ Park last August.“I don’t care. I care if I don’t score and we lose. It’s different. If the team wins and I don’t score, I’m happy because the most important thing is to win” the French international said.Advertisement “I don’t give a f*** after the game if we win and I don’t score. I don’t play for myself, if I don’t score and the team wins I’m happy” the usage of a cuss world on live radio shook the DJ.Check the conversation out in the clip below, uploaded on Twitter by 360Sources.Advertisement Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin went live on BBC Radio and said “I don’t give a f**k if I don’t score, as long as the team wins!”Look at the reaction of the host 🤣 pic.twitter.com/BUZsgqasTk— 360Sources (@360Sources) November 21, 2019The Frenchman, who is a Saint Étienne youth product, joined the Magpies from Ligue 1 side OGC Nice on a six year contract. He has made 8 appearances for the club, but still no goals, however, justifying his claim. Advertisementlast_img read more