Watching Your Favorite Team on TV

first_imgHow do you watch your favorite team on TV?  Even though a lot of people will not admit they are superstitious when watching their sports teams on TV, most of them will follow some type of ritual.  It might be wearing a lucky sweatshirt or other piece of clothing.  Some fans will only sit in a certain chair or place on the couch when following their teams.In the case of myself, I find it very difficult to watch Purdue on TV.  It seems like every time I turn the game on they start playing bad.  This has forced me to only watch the bottom scroll on ESPN to get their scores.  I keep trying to watch, but even when they are up big as soon as I turn them on they begin to lose their lead.It is funny because I do not feel the same when I go to watch the Bulldogs play their games at Batesville High School.  There I do not want to miss a single play.  I suppose it is the years of coaching at the high school level where I had no choice but to stay and watch every minute of the action.  Good luck watching your favorite team(s).last_img read more

Bundesliga: Haaland nets first goal since restart

first_img Those 10 goals have come in 540 minutes, so the Norwegian is averaging a goal every 54 minutes! Dortmund (Germany), 16/05/2020.- Dortmund’s Erling Haaland scores the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund. It took Erling Haaland 28 minutes to remind people of his goalscoring qualities as he gave Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 lead at home to Schalke, thus becoming the first player to score since the Bundesliga got back underway following the coronavirus-enforced stoppage of football. Loading… Interestingly, the player who provided the assist for the 19-year-old was Thorgan Hazard. Could Haaland be linking up with his older brother from next season? Read Also: Uzoho: Messi Made My Best Day In Football As he and his teammates adhered to the Bundesliga’s protocol, there was no hugging during the celebration, but Haaland was able to perform a dance with Achraf Hakimi, another potential teammate in Madrid next season. Just before the half-time break, a poor clearance by Schalke goalkeeper Markus Schuberg allowed Dortmund to regain possession in their opponents’ half and they quickly punished them, with Julian Brandt setting up Raphael Guerreiro to score past the 21-year-old. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Haaland missed his first shot but not the second, as he netted his 10th Bundesliga goal in nine matches since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January. Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

O’Connell: New guard good for squad

first_img “In the past you would have been able to pick a lot of the team. But now none of the players were able to pick the team, it was only when Joe confirmed it that we knew for sure. “And I think that’s an excellent thing for a squad, it drives standards higher and keeps a squad consistent.” On skippering the side, O’Connell added: “Being captain is enjoyable most of the time, but there’s pressure with it too. “I’ve done it plenty of times with Ireland, on and off with Munster recently and for a long time with Munster in the past. “It’s an exciting time for Irish rugby, and an exciting time to be captain too. “I don’t think it needed things freshening up at all for me. I tend not to change much whether I’m captain or not. “It is nice to be captain, Joe’s a new coach, he has a very different way of doing things and communicating with the players. “He expects very different things from the players too. “So whether we like it or not it is a new start.” O’Connell is finally injury-free after back trouble gave way to the broken arm that ended his British and Irish Lions tour, and then the calf problem that has wrecked his start to the new campaign. Saturday’s opponents Australia marvelled at O’Connell’s ability to play through the pain of that arm fracture in the first Lions Test. But the Munster stalwart has revealed he had no idea he was nursing anything so serious, hence why he completed the match in the Lions’ 23-21 victory. O’Connell continued: “It wasn’t that sore or that bad: the doctor said it was nerve damage, so you’re not going to contradict him. “I knew there wasn’t long left, my hand could still function fine so it wasn’t that sore. “I don’t think it was the Roy of the Rovers story everyone thought it was. “But it was frustrating afterwards, because when I came off my hand could still function fairly fine. “Then when I got the scan I found out I had a fracture in my arm and at the base of my hand as well it was really frustrating because you know you’re out then.” Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is refusing to bow to the changing of the guard that has crept up during his injury-ravaged two years. O’Connell last started for Ireland 18 months ago, when seven of Saturday’s match squad-mates for the autumn international against Australia had not even been capped. Undeterred by his extended absence, the 34-year-old has backed boss Schmidt to keep building Ireland’s strength in depth. The 86-cap lock said: “Recent years have forced Ireland to bring players through. “When you give guys opportunity they tend to perform. “The likes of Luke Marshall, Paddy Jackson, Ian Madigan wouldn’t have been around when I was there 18 months ago. “But they’ve come through now and are performing so well. “That youthful enthusiasm and strength in depth in training, it keeps everyone sharp. “It improves things all-round. Press Association The veteran lock admits Ireland face a new era “whether we like it or not” – but will not be overawed by the advance of the next generation. Head coach Joe Schmidt’s twin totems O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll will start an Ireland game together for the first time since the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2011 on Saturday. last_img read more

Murray faces Marchenko, Djokovic begins defence against Verdasco

first_img(REUTERS) – Andy Murray’s bid for a first Australian Open tennis title will begin on Monday with a first-round match against Illya Marchenko.The world number one faces the 93rd-ranked Ukrainian in his opener, whom he beat comfortably in the second round of the 2011 tournament, their sole Tour encounter.From there, three-time grand slam winner Murray enjoys a relatively smooth run to the quarters where fifth seed Kei Nishikori or Roger Federer may await.Meanwhile, defending champion Novak Djokovic will launch his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title with a mouth-watering first-round match against Fernando Verdasco.Spaniard Verdasco knocked out compatriot and 14-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal in the opening round last year at Melbourne Park and had five match points against Djokovic in their recent clash at the Qatar Open.Should Djokovic advance, the world number two could face a resurgent Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round. The Bulgarian won the Brisbane International last week and is in ominous form.Federer, seeded 17th after the longest injury lay-off of his near 20-year career, eases back in to grand slam action against a qualifier.But the Swiss master’s path to an 18th grand slam title is likely to mean passing a huge third round hurdle against Japan’s Nishikori.Three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka, the 2014 champion, faces a challenging first-round clash with Slovak Martin Klizan, with a possible fourth round against tempestuous Australian talent Nick Kyrgios.Nadal, the 2009 champion and seeded ninth this year, plays German journeyman Florian Mayer first up as he seeks to revive his career after a barren two years at the majors.A potential blockbuster quarter-final against third seed Milos Raonic looms for the 30-year-old Mallorcan, who has failed to reach the last four at a grand slam since his 2014 French Open triumph.In the women’s tournament, British world number 10 Johanna Konta faces Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens.Elsewhere, Serena Williams has been dealt a perilous first clash against Swiss talent Belinda Bencic as the American bids for a record 23rd grand slam title in the professional era.Williams, coming back after a four-month lay-off to deal with shoulder injuries, could then face former top-10 player Lucie Safarova in the second round.last_img read more

Cricket News Four catches, two run-outs – This South Africa fielder’s exploits snap Pakistan’s T20I world record

first_imghighlights Pakistan’s run of 11 consecutive chases in T20Is ended with a loss in Cape Town.Pakistan are on the cusp of losing a T20I series after 11 series.Pakistan have lost the Test and ODI series in their current tour of South Africa. New Delhi: In most cricket matches, a Man of the Match award is given mostly for a best batting performance or a best bowling performance or for a total all-round show. However, there are few instances when a fielding performance wins the Man of the Match award. In the first Twenty20 International between South Africa and Pakistan in Cape Town on Friday, no batsmen or bowler was awarded the Man of the Match. Rather, it was the fielding efforts of David Miller, who took four catches and effected two run-outs who was named the Man of the Match as South Africa defeated Pakistan by six runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Miller was sensational in the field and he turned the momentum in South Africa’s favour as he ran-out the in-form Babar Azam for 38 off 27 balls with a direct hit from short mid-wicket. In the outfield, Miller was sensational as he took the catches of Asif Ali (13) at deep midwicket and Imad Wasim (4) at long on. Pakistan’s batsmen tried to break free with some attacking strokes but they could not get past Miller. Mohammad Rizwan (2) was run-out thanks to Miller’s direct hit from deep midwicket and the match was sealed in South Africa’s favour when he got rid of Shoaib Malik (49) and caught Hasan Ali (11) at long on.The left-handed Miller created a new South Africa record for the most catches in a Twenty20 International. His tally of four catches made him the seventh player to achieve this feat. West Indies’ Darren Sammy, Netherlands’ Peter Borren, New Zealand’s Corey Anderson, Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal, India’s Ajinkya Rahane and Hong Kong’s Babar Hayat are the other players to have taken four catches. Sammy and Miller are the only players to have taken four catches during an opposition chase. The loss snapped Pakistan’s world record sequence of 11 consecutive Twenty20 Internationals and it continues their miserable tour of Pakistan, where they have lost both the Tests and ODIs. The next match is in Johannesburg on February 3 and a loss for Pakistan will be their first series loss in this format after 11 series, which is the most by any side.The Cape Town match witnessed a good match with Reeza Hendricks (74) and skipper Faf du Plessis (78) boosting the Proteas to 192/6. Solid knocks from Azam (39), Husain Talat (40) and Malik (49) kept Pakistan in the hunt but they kept losing wickets at regular intervals to lose the match. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Suspended Ben Duckett poured drink over James Anderson’s head

first_imgENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss struggled to hide his anger as another night-time incident threatened to derail the Ashes tour completely.Ben Duckett, the Lions batsman, was suspended from Saturday’s tour match against a Cricket Australia XI following an incident in The Avenue Bar, Perth, on Thursday – the same venue where the bizarre Jonny Bairstow/Cameron Bancroft ‘headbutt’ incident, on October 29, took place.Duckett is thought to have poured a drink over the head of a senior England player, believed to be Jimmy Anderson, and had to explain himself to Lions coach Andy Flower, who worked with England’s senior side from 2009-13, earlier on Saturday.The players’ midnight curfew, imposed in Brisbane after the Bairstow/Bancroft incident came to light, was lifted for Thursday only. It remains to be seen whether Duckett will stay with the Lions or be sent home.Bayliss said: “I think the incident was fairly trivial but in the current climate it is not acceptable. Everyone has been warned about how small things can be blown out of proportion and the ECB have been strict to the boys with their message.“They can’t keep making the same mistakes. Most of the guys are fine. Somewhere along the line, some guys have got to pull their heads in.“Am I fed up? Very much so. I am here to coach the team and I end up spending most of my time in front of cameras trying to explain some behaviour that the boys have been warned about.”There were several members of the Test squad out with the Lions on Thursday, after the Ashes party had taken part in a team quiz at their hotel, shortly after arriving in Perth from Adelaide, where Australia won the Second Test to go 2-0 up in the series.Although the curfew was lifted, both Bayliss and captain Joe Root are thought to have warned the players to behave appropriately when out. They were accompanied by members of the ECB security team.The Bairstow/Bancroft incident, on October 29, emerged as England were losing the First Test at Brisbane. There is also an ongoing criminal investigation involving all-rounder Ben Stokes.Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss returned home after the Adelaide Test but plans to be back in Australia ahead of the Melbourne Test, which starts on Boxing Day. The ECB board are also aware of the incident and are certain to have taken a dim view of it.England sources reject the idea that there is a drinking culture within the team, but are concerned that certain individuals continually fail to heed warnings from management about potential pitfalls.last_img read more

NFL pledges $250M over 10 years to combat racism

first_img(BBC) – The NFL has pledged $250M (£198M) over a 10-year period to help combat systemic racism in the United States. The fund will “support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans”.Last week, the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem.Kneeling for the anthem, a practice started by ex-San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick, was banned in May 2018, with the policy put on hold in July.Earlier this month, NFL players including Patrick Mahomes and Odell Beckham Jr called on the league to “condemn racism and the systemic oppression of black people”.Protests have taken place across the US and worldwide over the past three weeks following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while being restrained by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.The NFL said: “The NFL and our clubs will continue to work collaboratively with NFL players to support programmes to address criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational advancement.“In addition to the financial commitment, we will continue to leverage the NFL Network and all of our media properties to place an increased emphasis on raising awareness and promoting education of social justice issues to our fans and help foster unity.”last_img read more

MBB : Syracuse looks to zone to frustrate Indiana State in NCAA Tournament opener

first_img Published on March 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ CLEVELAND — Before Brandon Triche could answer, Scoop Jardine took the words right out of his mouth.After Syracuse received a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Triche was asked to pinpoint the one element of this SU team that opponents don’t want to go up against in the Tournament. Five feet away from Triche at the podium, Jardine chimed in with what he felt was the obvious answer.‘The zone!’ Jardine said in a hushed shout.Jardine referred, of course, to the trademark 2-3 zone championed by SU head coach Jim Boeheim. It’s the zone that has frustrated opponents all season, minus one four-game losing streak. It’s the zone that has Indiana State preparing for it with unconventional tactics.And it’s the zone that Jardine, Triche and the rest of the Orange (26-7) will look to master to catapult the team to a deep NCAA Tournament run. That run starts Friday at approximately 9:57 p.m. inside Quicken Loans Arena, when Syracuse takes on the Sycamores (20-13) — champions of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I think they haven’t really played against zone,’ Triche said on Selection Sunday. ‘A lot of teams play mostly man-to-man. But they don’t practice against zone. And I believe our zone is the best 2-3 zone in America.’But Boeheim and SU’s players see Indiana State as a team that’s ripe to exploit the zone if the Orange comes out of the gate lazily. On Tuesday during Syracuse’s afternoon practice, Boeheim compared the Sycamores’ offense to that of Georgetown, specifically referring to their quickness and flowing offensive movement and cuts.Through practice and film study this week, Indiana State evolved quickly for the Orange. From a program Jardine only knew as synonymous with NCAA and NBA legend Larry Bird to a current team with talent.‘When I saw we were playing Indiana State, I knew they weren’t a team full of athletes,’ SU forward Kris Joseph said. ‘The first thing I thought about was probably a bunch of white boys that could shoot.‘So, we’re going to have to extend the zone. We know that much. We’re going to have to extend the zone and keep a high hand out on their shooters.’The Sycamores shoot a solid — yet unspectacular — 36 percent from 3-point range. The ISU players said they played against few zones throughout the year in the MVC, none of which could match the luster of Boeheim’s zone, though. Not to mention the length and athleticism of the SU zone’s players.So to prepare for that zone, first-year Indiana State head coach Greg Lansing used unconventional methods. Starting with an old recreation sports department’s hockey stick.‘We kind of had it in our office for a while and they never asked for it back,’ Lansing said. ‘Coach (Steve) Alford used to do that at Iowa — cut off the edge of a hockey stick and pad it up for the interior guys to go against.’The hockey stick in the middle of the zone helped prepare for the height and athleticism of Syracuse, which the Sycamores have not seen in the majority of games this season.And Lansing also took another step. When his offense went to practice this week, he put not five, but six, of his bench players out to defend. In the end, Lansing hopes six players and a hockey stick match what his team will see Friday against the Orange.‘You’re trying to simulate how much ground they can cover,’ Sycamores guard Aaron Carter said. ‘Because they’re going to get to you quick on the perimeter and just having six guys helped simulate that a little more. … With the hockey stick, it’s something we were doing after practice. Hopefully, it will be beneficial to us.’But if Joseph and the rest of the Orange do their jobs on defense, they will watch as the look on the face of the opponent becomes the look Joseph loves to see. It’s the look that comes with a rushed shot after 34 seconds of misery against the SU zone.The look that comes with complete offensive aggravation.‘You know, when a team starts arguing with each other on the court,’ Joseph said, ‘you know there’s a sense of frustration.’bplogiur@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse basketball’s 64-51 loss to No. 13 Miami

first_imgBryan Cereijo | Staff Photographer Related Stories For 2nd straight game, Syracuse lets signature win slip away lateThe last time Syracuse men’s basketball started conference play 0-2Malachi Richardson pours in career-high 20 points against MiamiWhat we learned from Syracuse basketball’s 64-51 loss to No. 13 MiamiGallery: Syracuse loses to No. 13 Miami, 64-51 MIAMI – Syracuse (10-5, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) dropped its first game of 2016 and its second of the ACC season. Its 64-51 loss to Miami (12-1, 1-0) was the first time in 17 years that Syracuse started the conference slate with two defeats.Michael Gbinije played the worst game of his season while Malachi Richardson played his best. The Orange limited Miami to just 3-of-25 shooting from long range, but was called for 11 more fouls which led to 17 more made Miami free throws.A slew of late turnovers led to anther late loss for Syracuse, similar to its second-half collapse to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.Here are three things we learned from the Orange’s loss to Miami.Gbinije struggles to score on smaller guardsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiami head coach Jim Larranaga said that he used to be a bigger guard, much like Gbinije. And he reminisced after his team’s win that it was always harder to score against the smaller, peskier guards.On Saturday, Gbinije had a lot of trouble with Miami guard Angel Rodriguez, who held Gbinije to a season-low 10 points on 14 shots. He didn’t make a 3-pointer in seven attempts.The Syracuse point guard said he thought the referees should have called fouls more evenly, but he was inept to score regardless. Interim SU head coach Mike Hopkins said in a perfect world, he could get Gbinije off the ball. But he needed Gbinije out on the floor, he said, and with backup point guard Frank Howard out with an illness, he was out there struggling.Bad offense hurts more than good defense helpsSyracuse held Miami to just 12 percent shooting from 3, including 16 misses in its first 16 tries. It rebounded on the defensive end as many times as Miami did — a feat that’s been difficult for SU this season. Hopkins said that Syracuse executed its defensive game plan.But on offense is where Syracuse dug itself a hole. It had four turnovers in a 2:06 span late in the second half that led to three different scores and too great a deficit to overcome. When the Hurricanes failed to hit a field goal for an 11:38 stretch of the first half, the Orange hardly capitalized on it.Syracuse had just seven assists and everyone not named Richardson was a combined 2-of-16 from 3. SU was a potent defensive team on Saturday. The fact that it allowed 47 points in the second half is a reflection of poor offense leading to UM scores. The Hurricanes had 20 points on the fast break and 20 points off turnovers.“There’s two different types of turnovers,” Hopkins said. “There’s a turnover where they get the ball out of bounds and you can go and set your defense. And then there’s a turnover where you get picked at half court and they go and make a basket.” Published on January 2, 2016 at 7:26 pmcenter_img Richardson can be an antidote to pressure on Gbinije and CooneyHopkins said that on Saturday, he went to Richardson to bring the ball up to help alleviate the pressure that was being placed on Cooney and Gbinije.Syracuse had difficulty spacing the floor with Dajuan Coleman in foul trouble and Roberson struggling on offense. So Cooney and Gbinije were being hounded. Cooney said it was clearly a part of the Miami game plan and is a consistent theme among SU opponents.But Richardson has the skills to help change that dynamic, which played into Hopkins’ thinking late in the loss.“I’ll do whatever I have to do for our team,” Richardson said. “Mike was exhausted. He needed help. They were pressuring him the whole game. I just wanted to help my teammates out.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

City of Sunrise cultural agenda

first_imgWorld Health Day Expo at the Sunrise Civic CenterCelebrate World Health Day this Friday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Grand Ballroom of the Sunrise Civic Center! This free event organized by the Sunrise Senior Center will feature a physician’s lecture on Parkinson’s disease, mini breakout sessions, giveaways, free screenings, and refreshments. Meet representatives from our healthcare community – including event sponsors Baptist Health, Garden Plaza at Inverrary, Memorial Healthcare System, and VITAS – and receive information about their services for seniors. Call (954) 746-3670 for details. Summer Camp Registration Forms Due Friday, April 6!Children will experience the best in sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and more at the City’s super summer camps. Our programs take place weekdays, June 18 to August 3 (no camp on July 4), from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For details, including a downloadable Camp Registration Packet, visit To be entered into the city’s camp placement lottery, registration forms are due Friday, April 6, by 5:30 p.m. for City of Sunrise residents and non-residents with children who attend a Broward County Public School located in Sunrise. (Non-residents: To qualify, you must include proof of attendance at that school verifying enrollment for the fall of 2018.) Registration for non-residents begins Tuesday, April 24, in the Leisure Services office or through mail, space permitting. Any non-resident registration forms received prior this date will be returned via mail.Be sure to mail or hand-deliver your completed form (along with proof of residency or school enrollment, full payment, and participant’s birth certificate) to the Leisure Services office. Call (954) 747-4600 for more information. Celebrate the Arts in Sunrise Enjoy these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery: Art Opening: “Now You See It!” Friday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery “Now You See It!” features works of art that entice viewers to look beyond the obvious to find the hidden or difficult-to-see subjects within each piece. Visitors are invited to see the work as a whole, and then to find its hidden surprise. An informative card will help direct the viewer to the camouflaged object. This unique exhibition is presented by the Weston Art Guild, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the community in the awareness of art. Meet the artists an enjoy light refreshments at our free opening reception. “Now You See It!” will be on display through May 26. Beatriz Malnic in Concert Saturday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre Brazilian-American singer and pianist Beatriz Malnic will present an evening of songs by Tom Jobim, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Enjoy a unique blend of American standards and Brazilian bossa nova, including I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm, No More Blues, Dindi, Desafinado, and many more. This incredible concert will also feature a jazz trio and special guest artists. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child. Cash bar available. Family Film: “Toy Story” Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre Introduce a new generation to this Pixar classic – the first computer-generated feature film! Watch as hand-me-down Sheriff Woody copes with his rivalry with a space-age Buzz Lightyear action figure. After the film, meet Woody and Buzz for pictures and memories that will last…to infinity and beyond! Reserved seating: $7 per person (includes popcorn). Tunes ‘N Trucks Concert on Friday, April 13Join us at the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard) on Friday, April 13, for a free outdoor concert featuring Latin, pop and reggae favorites performed by The Vybe. Food trucks start serving at 6:00 p.m., and the live music begins at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free!last_img read more