NegOcc guv welcomes creation of nat’l sugar program

first_img“We are not alone in this battle. We have a God whom we might have disregarded and overlooked due to the haste of our modern lives and love of self,” says Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental. PNA-BACOLOD FILE PHOTO He added “obviously there’s somethingwrong” since the fund has been reduced to only half a billion by the Departmentof Budget and Management (DBM). “Whatever body is formed that willhandle the SIDA (Sugar Industry Development Act) is good. They’ve always toldus the sugar industry seems not ready to manage a P2-billion fund,” Lacson saidon Monday. “If this new body will assure that thefunds allocated for the sugar industry will be used then it’s okay. I reallydon’t know (why they were not able to fully utilize it). Only the Sugar RegulatoryAdministration (SRA) can answer that,” he said. During her visit to Negros Occidentallast Friday, Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture,said she was pushing for the creation of a national sugar program to besupervised by the Department of Agriculture to ensure the industry developmentfund will be fully utilized. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson of Negros Occidental welcomed a proposal to create a national sugarprogram that will manage the use of the P2-billion annual development fund forthe sugar industry. Known as the country’s sugar capital,Negros Occidental produces almost 60 percent of the country’s sugar output. The SIDA, which was enacted in 2015,provides a funding of P2-billion per year. The P2-billion annual fund includesallocation of P1 billion for infrastructure for farm-to-mill roads; P300million for credit; P100 million for scholarships: P300 million for block farmof the land reform beneficiaries; and P300 million for shared facilitiesprogram. The alleged failure of the SRA tofully utilize the fund in the previous years has prompted the DBM to reduce thebudget to only P500-million this year, Villar said. SIDA or Republic Act 10659 seeks to promotethe competitiveness of the sugarcane industry and maximize the utilization ofsugarcane resources, and improve the income of farmers and farmworkers, throughimproved productivity, product diversification, job generation, and increasedefficiency of sugar mills.(With a reportfrom PNA/PN)last_img read more

Results from Day 1 of Qualifying for the 98th Running of THE Indianapolis 500

first_imgJR Hildebrand (left) and Ed Carpenter (right) after Day 1 of Qualifying for the 98th running of THE Indianapolis 500.Today was full of fast speeds on the oval, and a little confusion on the sidelines.The qualification format is different this year; so different that even the drivers and engineers aren’t quite sure how it will work out tomorrow. What is certain is that there will be two shootouts on day 2 of qualifying. The fun will begin with the cars in positions 10-30 from today re-qualifying in the first shootout to determine their final pole positions.Then, the cars in the 1-9 positions will compete in the second shootout. They’ll start with the car in 9th, JR Hildebrand’s #21, and work the way to the top of the list, Ed Carpenter’s #20. Each car will get to make one qualifying round of laps, which will determine the final pole positions for race day.The only positions that were determined today are numbers 31-33, belonging to Alex Tagliani, Martin Plowman, and Buddy Lazier, respectively.The shootouts tomorrow are sure to be eventful, and there should be cars that move positions. Rain delays and cancelled practices this past week meant that the cars and drivers weren’t quite tuned in as well as hoped, and many were still using today’s qualifying laps much like they would practice laps. Results of qualifying Saturday for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Verizon IndyCar Series (Rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses):1. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.0735 (230.661)2. (34) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.2090 (230.460)3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.2286 (230.432)4. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.2452 (230.407)5. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.3022 (230.323)6. (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.4306 (230.134)7. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.4741 (230.070)8. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.4993 (230.033)9. (21) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.5032 (230.027)10. (26) Kurt Busch, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.5493 (229.960)11. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.5904 (229.899)12. (98) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.6471 (229.816)13. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.6681 (229.785)14. (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.7821 (229.618)15. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.0111 (229.283)16. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.1426 (229.091)17. (8) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.3252 (228.825)18. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.3522 (228.786)19. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.4043 (228.710)20. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.4364 (228.664)21. (22) Sage Karam, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.4460 (228.650)22. (6) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.5435 (228.508)23. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.5944 (228.435)24. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.6265 (228.388)25. (63) Pippa Mann, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.6474 (228.358)26. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.6917 (228.294)27. (5) Jacques Villeneuve, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.7766 (228.171)28. (33) James Davison, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.7912 (228.150)29. (16) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.8713 (228.034)30. (18) Carlos Huertas, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.9011 (227.991)31. (68) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.0246 (227.813)32. (41) Martin Plowman, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.5601 (227.043)33. (91) Buddy Lazier, Dallara-Chevy, 02:38.9102 (226.543) Sunday, May 18th Armed Forces Pole Day Schedule:7:00 a.m. Public Gates Open8:30 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Practice Begins9:00 a.m. IMS Midway Open9:30 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Practice ConcludesSam Schmidt Event Begins9:45 a.m. Enlistment Ceremony Begins – Plaza Stage10:15 a.m. Enlistment Ceremony Concludes – Plaza Stage11:00 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Qualifying (Positions 10 – 33, each driver will make one attempt)Rapid Fire Concert Begins – Plaza StageNoon Rapid Fire Concert Concludes – Plaza Stage12:15 p.m. American Dairy Pin Distribution Begins – Pagoda Plaza1:15 p.m. American Dairy Pin Distribution Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Qualifying Pre-Race Show Begins – Pagoda Plaza Stage2:00 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Fast 9 Qualifying Begins Qualifying Pre-Race Show Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Stage2:45 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Fast 9 Qualifying Concludes3:00 p.m. Verizon Pole Award Celebration4:00 p.m. IMS Midway Close – Public Gates Closelast_img read more

Beardsley admires resilient Taylor

first_imgFormer Newcastle and England star Peter Beardsley has admitted he could not have coped with the injury nightmare from which Ryan Taylor is only just emerging. Football development manager Beardsley told the club’s official website, “What he’s gone through, I couldn’t have coped with – I genuinely couldn’t. “I’m not just saying that. He’s a proper man. “The club has been great, the doc’s been great, Derek (Wright, physio) has been great. He’s had lots of people there encouraging him, but he’s still got to do the work. “As much as we try to help him, he’s the one who’s done the work and deserves all the credit.” Taylor suffered the initial injury in a 1-0 Europa League qualifying victory over Greek side Atromitos at St James’ Park on August 30, 2012, and was on the verge of a comeback in the April of the following year when disaster struck once again as he suffered a recurrence on the training ground. He will now hope to force his way into manager Alan Pardew’s plans once again with Newcastle having endured a testing start to a season which yielded its first Premier League victory at the weekend. Beardsley said: “What he’s done and what he’s gone through, the hard work, the hours that nobody sees – it’s incredible what he’s come through and hopefully he’s not far away from playing in the first team.” Pardew, however, may have to wait a little longer for £6million summer signing Siem de Jong after he revealed he could be out of action for another two months. The 30-year-old Magpies utility man is nearing a return to first-team action after more than two years on the sidelines following two cruciate ligament injuries. Taylor scored a penalty in Monday’s 3-1 Barclays Premier Under-21 League victory over Brighton, his first full game since August 2012. Press Association The 25-year-old Holland international suffered a serious thigh injury just three games into his Magpies career and while he is making progress, he will not figure any time soon. De Jong said in a message posted on his Facebook page: “On my way back to Newcastle. Just saw the surgeon in London and all looks good. “I can slowly start building up strength again and start walking without crutches. Still a couple of months to go but I’m going to work hard and I’m sure I will get back stronger!” last_img read more

Every player has a price – Mourinho

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes “every player has a price” and he would sell an unhappy squad member. Mourinho understands the approach of Rodgers and Liverpool, but would treat the situation differently, just as he did when Zlatan Ibrahimovic wanted to leave Inter Milan for Barcelona. “I don’t like players that don’t want to play for me and my club, clearly,” said Mourinho, speaking ahead of the Barclays Premier League leaders’ clash with Stoke. “Every player has a price. It doesn’t matter which player. “If you ask me now, for example, Eden Hazard; we can speak about him because he’s signed a new contract. “Do I want him to leave Chelsea? No. If he wants to leave, if he doesn’t want to work with me, if he doesn’t want to play for Chelsea, does Eden Hazard have a price? I think he has a price. “He’s the best player in the Premier League, so I go to the best as an example.” Mourinho, though, stressed the final decision was with the club. He added: “I also understand the philosophy of managers and clubs who want to keep the players at any price, who want just to say, ‘there is no price to sell – the player stays, whatever’. Mourinho used Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, who recently signed a new contract until 2020, as a hypothetical example when Raheem Sterling’s situation at Liverpool came up on Friday. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers this week insisted Sterling was not for sale after talks over the England forward’s contract reached an impasse. “My philosophy is not better than that – it’s just different. “Either way when a player has a contract with a club, the club, the manager and the board have the power to decide what to do. “The club that sells is in control – not the club that buys, not the player, not the agent, not the cousin.” Mourinho could be faced with a difficult decision himself this summer as Petr Cech voiced his frustrations with being second-choice goalkeeper at the club after a decade as number one. The Portuguese, who brought Cech to Chelsea from Rennes in 2004 and made him first choice, suggested the Czech Republic international will have a say in his future. “Petr Cech is not a player – he’s an institution,” Mourinho said. “Ten years in goal, going through everything he went through, great moments and sad moments, dying on the pitch. “Chelsea gave him a lot, but for what he is giving to the club still, he deserves a special perspective. “I think he won the right to be part of a discussion and a decision.” Cech’s possible farewell could come in Japan, with Chelsea considering a post-season tour should they win the Premier League. Japan “would make some sense” as a destination after Yokohama Rubber became their shirt sponsor from next season on a five-year deal. “We’ll go on an after-season tour,” Mourinho added. “It’s something we are thinking about, as a good way to celebrate.” Chelsea play Sunderland in the final Premier League game of the season on May 24 and the tour could take place the following week. Brazilians Oscar, Ramires, Filipe Luis, Willian and Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado could all miss the tour as the Copa America starts on June 11 and players must be made available 14 days before. Players must be released 48 hours before friendlies and four days before qualifying matches, as Euro 2016 matches must be considered. “Mr Bruce Buck (the Chelsea chairman) and the board are talking with me,” Mourinho added. “We want to go somewhere where people are enthusiastic to have a club like Chelsea. “But now we have nine (Premier League) matches to play.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Florida sheriff’s sergeant suspended after selling police issued gear on eBay

first_imgA Jacksonville sheriff’s sergeant has been suspended from his post after he allegedly began selling police issued gear on eBay.According to The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard E. Vercruysse was suspended after an internal review found he made $60.50 by selling a police issued gun belt, a double magazine holder, and a badge wallet.Officials reported that all of the items sold were issued to Vercruysse for his job and were expected to be returned after he resigned or retired.Vercruysse has been suspended from his post for at least 45 days though it is unclear if authorities will revisit the issue.All of the items were sold to a user who goes by the nickname milkman25. It is also unclear if authorities have or will be able to recovered the items.last_img

Mohammed hits unbeaten113 as Red Force take command on day 3

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – Jason Mohammed’s 11th first-class hundred put Barbados Pride’s five-game winning streak under threat as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force took command of their seventh round encounter here yesterday.Trailing by 21 runs on first innings after Pride were dismissed for 260 early in yesterday’s penultimate day, Red Force produced one of their best batting efforts of the Regional Four-Day campaign to pile up 343 for nine in their second innings, with Mohammed hammering a classy unbeaten 113.Barbadian Kyle Hope chipped in with 67 at the top of the order and Akeal Hosein stroked a better than run-a-ball 55, as the hosts pressed home their advantage to take a 322-run lead into today’s final day at Brian Lara Stadium.Red Force have not won in the championship since they beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the second round, suffering two defeats and stalemates in the last four fixtures.Seeking to break that poor run of form, they needed just 10 balls to wrap up the Pride innings as the visitors added only six runs to their overnight 254 for nine.Fast bowler Anderson Phillip added the wicket to fall to his tally to end with six for 59.Hope then provided the early impetus for Red Force in an innings requiring 126 balls in just over 2-½ hours and including 11 fours.He put on 45 for the first wicket with debutant Cephas Cooper (14) and then added a further 34 for the second with Isaiah Rajah who spent nearly 50 minutes over three, as Red Force reached lunch on 88 for two.Cooper fell softly after facing 37 balls in an hour at the crease, clipping an ordinary full-length delivery from medium pacer Kyle Mayers to short mid-wicket while the left-handed Rajah played down the wrong line to off-spinner Ashley Nurse (4-70) and was trapped lbw.After the break, Hope extended his third-wicket stand with Mohammed to 45 before finally perishing in the seventh over, following the resumption, bowled by one from left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican (2-69) that spun past his defensive prod and rocked off-stump.Unbeaten on nine at lunch Mohammed, took charge for Red Force, punching 15 fours off 221 balls in 4-½ hours at the crease.He posted significant partnerships of 46 for the fifth wicket with Jyd Goolie (16) and 86 for the seventh with Hosein, who belted seven fours in a 52-ball cameo.On 62 at tea with Red Force on 200 for five, Mohammed reached his landmark in the final hour when he drove fast bowler Chemar Holder crisply to the straight boundary.last_img read more

Warriors GM: ‘It wasn’t joy’ when we won 2018 title with Durant

first_imgBOB Myers sees similarities between “The Last Dance” Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant.As the popular documentary continues to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Bulls’ 1997-98 season, the Warriors general manager likened the stresses Chicago faced with the tensions that built within Golden State during Durant’s three-year stint.“The second time with Kevin (in 2018) it felt like, ‘Well, we just did what we were supposed to do, and great job,’” Myers told ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “It wasn’t joy.“I’m sure a lot of people felt differently. It wasn’t anybody’s fault. I think there’s just a weight to everything. And so I’m sure (the Bulls) felt that weight of everything, weight of relationships.”Durant himself has alluded to friction between him and the rest of the squad, specifically in his final season in 2018-19. After signing with the Brooklyn Nets last summer, he admitted his highly publicized feud with former teammate Draymond Green contributed to his decision to leave.Most recently, he revealed in a podcast appearance in February that he knew about midway through the year it would be his last in the Bay Area.“I could feel the separation between the two. You just feel like everybody was just waiting on me to make a decision on free agency. Even from coaches to my teammates to the media – everybody was just like, ‘KD, what you going to do?’“It’s like January. And I’m like, ‘I’m just trying to hoop. That’s all I want to do is play basketball every day.’”Durant shocked the NBA in 2016 when he announced he was signing with the Warriors, who had just lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in The Finals after surrendering a 3-1 series lead. With Durant now in the mix, the Warriors returned to the next two Finals – both against the Cavaliers – and dropped just one game in the two trips combined.In his final season, the Warriors attempted to secure a three-peat, much like Jordan’s Bulls did twice in the 1990s. However, they fell in six games to the Toronto Raptors after Durant and Klay Thompson tore their Achilles and ACL, respectively. (theScore)last_img read more

When it feels like destiny, it only hurts more to come up short

first_imgIt wasn’t supposed to end like that.The team never lost consecutive games. Blake Geoffrion became the first Hobey Baker winner in UW history. They won a high-profile outdoor hockey game, just like in 2006, and were co-captained by a guy who was on that ’06 title team. It was fate and destiny; it was meant to be.Except it wasn’t.I didn’t want to admit it, but when the Badgers were trailing 1-0 after two periods, I knew what it meant. UW was winless (0-9-2) when behind going into the third.And it stayed that way.BC got to rush the ice. The Badgers got to somberly skate off into the tunnel. I got to sit there and stare for a while before closing my laptop and heading to the media room. On my way in, I saw a fellow Wisconsin media member.“Shit happens,” he said.Yeah, it does.I haven’t seen three guys look as hollow and empty as Blake Geoffrion, Ben Street and Ryan McDonagh did at that postgame press conference. It was like their dogs died, Christmas was cancelled and another Nicholas Sparks book was adapted into a movie, all rolled into one.Clearly I’m not completely over it; it’s been days and here I am still lamenting that Saturday night fiasco. The general scent of sadness that permeates Detroit didn’t help either, I suppose. I’m still so distraught that I even subjected myself to a KFC Double Down yesterday just to try and cope (and in case you’re wondering, it’s the most wonderful-terrible idea ever — you can literally feel yourself getting delicious, delicious heart disease).If you can’t tell, behind my unbiased reporter face, I had a lot invested in this team. The fan part — what’s better than seeing a national title won by your school while you’re a student? — was a small factor; but really it was just going to be cool to cover a championship team. As a sports writer, those opportunities don’t come around too often; can you imagine being a beat writer for the Cleveland Browns? Or the Minnesota Timberwolves?Or, heaven forbid, the UW softball team?As fellow men’s hockey writer Max Henson and I discussed, we felt almost like part of the team. That’s not to say all of them remembered our names or anything, but when you spend all that time at practice and at games, you feel like you’re at least along for the ride.Unfortunately, that last bit isn’t literal; I was on my own as far as traveling for away games. I drove nine hours — hungover the whole way — for the North Dakota series; I managed to avoid getting caught averaging over 80 MPH on the way up to Duluth; I even convinced myself it was worth it to visit St. Cloud to cover the games. Lots of money was spent on gasoline and caffeine in the name of reporting on the team.Maybe that was the flaw though; knowing too much about the team, investing so much into it.A scenario where the Badgers weren’t national champs did not exist in my head as I was driving to Detroit. I knew their strengths and weaknesses, knew how good, how tough, how experienced they were. I could tell who was who just by the way a guy skated. Wisconsin was too good; there was just too much going the Badgers’ way for them to lose.But teams of destiny don’t really exist, do they?The 2007 New England Patriots found that out. They put up the most points in NFL history and went 16-0 in the regular season en route to stomping their way to the Super Bowl. Tom Brady had never used the words “Super Bowl” and “lose” in the same sentence before.Storybook ending, meet the New York Giants’ pass rush.In 2001 the Seattle Mariners won 116 games, tying the Major League record for wins in a season. They had a losing streak of more than two games just once. The Mariners scored the most runs while allowing the fewest and generally looked unstoppable.You know, until they played the Yankees in the ALCS.Three years earlier, the 1998 NFL season involved the Minnesota Vikings going 15-1 and setting the scoring record, one the Patriots would later break. Members of the opposing team’s secondary generally gave up when faced with Cris Carter, Jake Reed and Randy Moss. Gary Anderson made every kick he attempted that season, except for one; by the end of it, when the Vikings set up for a field goal, the refs were ready to just give them the three points, and a fourth for good measure.Of course, Anderson’s one miss was the one in the NFC title game that kept Minnesota from a Super Bowl berth.The point here is the more it looks like it has to happen, the less likely it will. There really is no such thing as a team of destiny.Also, Santa doesn’t exist, you’ll never find true love and sorry Cubs fans, it will never be over. Hey, I didn’t make the rules, I just follow them.The more you invest in a team, the more you know. The more you know, the more you see patterns and reasons to believe something special could happen. And then you trick yourself into believing it’s all going to work out perfectly. Then it doesn’t.But you know what?It’s still worth it.Adam is a junior majoring in mourning. If you didn’t understand his column name this week, you need to watch Wedding Crashers again. Got any good UW hockey memories from this season? Email him at read more

Syracuse’s Malone sisters can race together for 1st time since high school

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Phillip Elgie | Staff Photographer In high school, the trio not only cherished the seemingly monotonous routine of “school, practice, dinner, homework, sleep, repeat,” while in-season, but held each other accountable to train at home. Accustomed to vacating the couch and running with her sisters in all conditions — even snow — Shannon felt she was missing something.That November, in the hallway of Haven Hall, Mary heard the news from her parents that brought her to tears of excitement and joy. Shannon would be joining her sisters at Syracuse.In the ultimate individual sport, running together still held special value, Shannon said. While still in the hallway, Mary hung up the phone and immediately called Shannon before finally calling across campus to Margo.“Just the thought of having all of us here racing for Syracuse was amazing I almost had to cry,” Mary said. “The semester I had just me and Margo was really fun, but it didn’t feel right until (Shannon) got here.”The chance of all three sisters competing in the same event this season is unlikely. During the indoor campaign all three will be focused on 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races and during outdoor season Shannon and Mary will be running more 5,000-meter races while Margo sticks to improving her 10,000-meter time.In high school, running events together was common. As the emphasis on pushing each other shifts more to practice, the sisters fondly remember their favorite shared memory — placing first, second and third in a cross-country tri-state coaches invitational.Margo crossed the finish line, followed by Shannon and Mary. No words were exchanged as the trio was too out of breath, but the three hugged to celebrate the first, and only, time they’d finished 1-2-3 in a race of that magnitude.“You always want to be the first one across the line,” Shannon said. “But it helps too when the person finishing before you and having success is your sister because you’ve shared so much with her.”For the Malones, the photo is more than a 4×6 sheet. Years of hard work, countless miles and more moments than could be counted all would reach culmination with filling the final frame after racing together.Three sisters, three pictures, three sets of uniforms — only one more season.“I’m really excited to race and I’m really excited to be together again,” Shannon said. “Even if we’re not in the same race, even if I’m not anywhere near either of them, it’ll just be really cool to be wearing the same uniform.” Comments Published on January 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm Contact Liam: Resting on a shelf in Paul Malone’s office is a three-sided picture frame featuring his daughters. One side of the frame shows Margo Malone, Shannon Malone and Mary Malone donning St. Teresa of Avila cross-country uniforms together in middle school. Another frame advances a few years and showcases the trio in their North Hills (Pennsylvania) High School track and field uniforms.The third frame remains barren.Shannon, a junior, transferred to Syracuse from Virginia a year ago and will be eligible to run at SU for the first time this spring. She’ll join sisters Margo, a senior, and Mary, a sophomore, with a chance to fill the final frame with one year left to do so.“Not everything is about pictures,” Margo said, “but to have the opportunity to all race together again means more than anything else.”The reunion provides closure to Margo’s final go-around of competitive racing, and adds a glimmer of hope that all three will compete in and pose for a picture after a race this season. Syracuse doesn’t enter every runner into each meet so Mary, still developing, and Shannon, recovering from a back injury, aren’t guaranteed to travel with the team. They’ll hope to join Margo, SU’s standout, at a race this spring when the three sisters run together again.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Who else has this opportunity to run and be with your family in school?” Margo asked. “We’re just a team, whether we’re on the track or not on the track.“It’s really special to have my sisters here — again and for the last time.”While both younger sisters are looking to embrace larger roles this season, Margo has set high expectations with her performance. The senior owns the school record in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 32:29.89 set at the Stanford Invitational last April.Later that spring, Margo was the only SU woman to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships and later earned First Team All-American honors after finishing 7th in the 10,000-meter final.“She’s such a talented runner,” head coach Chris Fox said. “We definitely like what we got with Margo.”Margo has been leading the way for her sisters ever since she first began running cross-country in fourth grade, the first-year students could compete in athletics at St. Teresa’s — a school offering classes from preschool to 8th grade.Mary chose Syracuse after a visit in her senior year of high school. An attempt was made to make the decision independently, but a fondness for the coaches, academics and the culture of success that surrounds the SU distance team weren’t the only factors swaying the youngest sister’s choice.“I thought it would be really cool to be with Margo too,” Mary admitted.The fall of 2014 allowed Margo and Mary to bond together throughout cross-country season, but Margo said it felt weird running with one sister and not the other.last_img read more

NBA: Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers player ratings, results

first_imgLast Updated: 6th November, 2019 12:21 IST NBA: Boston Celtics Vs Cleveland Cavaliers Player Ratings, Results Boston Celtics registered a 113-119 victory against Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, Nov 6. Here are the player ratings for the Bucks vs Cavaliers NBA game. Boston Celtics beat Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113 on Wednesday, November 6. The match took place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Gordon Hayward tied a career-high with 39 points. He made all 16 of his two-point attempts during the game. Kemba Walker added 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. Jayson Tatum and Carsen Edwards also scored in double digits. This was the Celtics’ fifth consecutive win this season.  10 months ago NBA: Steve Ballmer, Joseph Tsai among billionaire club owners WE RECOMMEND Written By 10 months ago NBA: Luka Doncic makes history by recording back-to-back triple-double Jordan Clarkson – 7/10 Matthew Dellavedova – 5/10 Darius Garland – 4/10 Brandon Knight – 5.5/10 Kevin Love – 6.5/10 Larry Nance Jr. – 7.5/10 Cedi Osman – 6.5/10 Collin Sexton – 7.5/10 Tristan Thompson – 7/10 Devika Pawar COMMENT FOLLOW US Also read | NBA 2019-20: Warriors vs Trail Blazers result and player ratings SUBSCRIBE TO US Also read | Too early to tell if injuries will affect NBA TV ratingsCleveland Cavaliers First Published: 6th November, 2019 12:21 IST 10 months ago NBA: Damian Lillard stunned by Golden State Warriors’ injury crisis 10 months ago NBA: Snoop Dogg commentates in style for Lakers vs Spurs game LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA: Pau Gasol thinks modern-day NBA ‘has lost the beauty of the game’ Collin Sexton was the top scorer for the Cavaliers with 21 points. Tristan Thompson also added 19 points. Kevin Love and Larry Nance scored 17 and 15 points respectively, while both Cedi Osman and Jordan Clarkson finished the game with 12 points. Also read | NBA: Steph Curry congratulates Eric Paschall & Warriors on winNBA 2019-20: Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers match reportHayward scored 16 points in Q1 and 6 points in Q2. He made all nine attempts from the field. Boston was 24 of 44 from the field before halftime and then gained an 11-point advantage on the Cavaliers. Cleveland scored and reduced the lead to 50-48, but Hayward and Marcus Smart scored a three-pointer. Boston had a 61- 52 lead at the end of Q2. Sexton hit a 3 with just over a minute to go, which decreased Boston’s lead to 1116-113. Love missed three-pointer down the stretch, which would have tied the game. With only 22 seconds left on the clock, Hayward put in Walker’s miss and gave the Celtics a 118-133 lead over the Cavaliers. Walker ended the game with a free throw, giving Boston a 6 point win. Boston made 56% of their 85 attempts from the field. Also read | NBA: Damian Lillard stunned by Golden State Warriors’ injury crisisNBA 2019-20: Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers player ratings Boston Celtics Gordon Hayward – 9/10 Jayson Tatum – 6/10 Daniel Theis – 4.5/10 Kemba Walker – 8/10 Marcus Smart – 5/10 Grant Williams – 5.5/10 Robert Williams – 5.5/10 Brad Wanamaker – 5.5/10  Carsen Edwards – 8/10 WATCH US LIVElast_img read more