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Joel Patfull to sell three-bedroom Morningside at auction

first_img57 Moolabar Street, Morningside.Former AFL player Joel Patfull plans to see as much of the world as possible and has decided to sell his Morningside home.Patfull, an ex Brisbane Lions Player who was transferred to play for GWS Giants has retired after 14 years. The first property purchase for Patfull was 57 Moolabar St, where he lived for three years when he first moved to Brisbane.“I chose to live there because it was close enough to the Gabba,” he said.“It was quiet and a really nice suburb and still affordable enough for a first homebuyer.” Now his football career is over, Patfull said he was looking to buy a place at Bondi and settle there.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoHe said special memories of the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home, on a 405sq m block, was when he was younger and had moved up from Adelaide to play regular AFL.“To be able to buy a house at such a young age was something that I felt really fortunate to be able to do,” he said. The back deck area at 57 Moolabar Street, Morningside.Adding a fresh lick of paint to the inside and outside of the property, and a back deck, Patfull said the house would best suit a young professional couple looking to get into the property market. Ray White New Farm selling agent Karla Lynch said the home was perfect for a first homebuyer who had intentions to renovate and add value down the track.“The outdoor entertaining area is my favourite part of the house, there is so much space and enough grass for the kids or fur babies to play on,” Ms Lynch said.She said Morningside was growing rapidly and in a location where buyers were getting value for money. The property goes to auction on March 11 at 1pm.last_img read more

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Wolla’s IMCA Modified national championship is North Dakota first

first_imgJason Wolla won 25 features en route to the IMCA Modified national championship this season. The national title was the first for any North Dakota in any IMCA division. (Photo by Byron Fichter)VINTON, Iowa (Oct. 3) – The driver known as The Big Show is the big name in IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing this season.Jason Wolla raced to the national IMCA Modified championship. The 25-time feature winner, from Ray, is the first North Dakota driver to win a national crown in any IMCA division.“We didn’t have any expectations for this season. We just wanted to put some wins together,” said Wolla, also the first driver from North Dakota to win IMCA’s Side Biter Chassis North Central Regional title. “We had no intentions of running for the national title. We were just racing.”“About midway through the season we were coming home after winning at Minot, got to looking at the points and started to think maybe it was doable,” he continued. “That was when we made the commitment to run for the national championship.”Wolla was track champion at Nodak Speedway and Southwest Speedway and scored Allstar Perfor­mance North Dakota State honors as well.Other first-time national champions were Marcus Thomas of Corsicana, Texas, in the IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Cars; Tyler Soppe of Sherrill in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods; Cory Wil­liams of Slaton, Texas, in the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods; and Dillon Rich­ards of Beatrice, Neb., in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Mike Nichols of Harlan and Shannon Anderson of Des Moines extended the single-division mod­ern era record they share to seven national championships, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock divisions, respectively. Justin Kay of Wheatland raced to a modern era record fourth IMCA Late Model national championship.Nichols collected 32 feature wins en route to EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and Shelby County Speedway, Crawford County Speedway and Lexington Raceway track titles.Anderson had 34 wins – including his career 300th – on the way to Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region and Marshalltown Speedway and Southern Iowa Speedway crowns.Sixteen-time winner Kay was first in the point race at Farley Speedway.Along with 11 feature wins, Thomas took top honors at Kennedale Speedway Park and in Texas state standings.Soppe’s 25 feature wins were complemented by Farley Speedway and Maquoketa Speedway crowns, plus the Iowa state title.Williams topped standings at West Texas Raceway and Cardinal Speedway. He won 17 features this season.Beatrice Speedway track champ Richards was a 27-time winner.Other Modified regional champions were Cory Sample of Winnemucca, Nev., for the second straight year in the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western, Steven Bowers Jr. of Topeka Kan., for the first time in the Jet Racing Central, William Gould of Calera, Okla., for the third time in the Razor Chassis South Central, and A.J. Ward of Ionia, Mich., for the second consecutive year in the Dirt Works Eastern.Nevada state champion Sample had 23 wins and paced points at Rattlesnake Raceway and Winne­mucca Regional Raceway. Gould totaled 19 checkers and reigned at Grayson County Speed­way and in Texas state standings.Bowers was best in Kansas state points. He had 14 feature wins and topped Thunder Hill Speed­way and Heartland Park Topeka standings. Ward’s 17 feature wins helped paved the way to Crys­tal Motor Speedway and I-96 Speedway crowns as well as the Michigan state hardware.Kirk Martin of Weatherford, Texas, was a first-time champion in the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern region for Stock Cars. He had 20 feature wins, earning Boyd Raceway and Texas state honors.Damian Snyder of Copperas Cove, Texas, doubled as Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Hobby Stock Region and Texas state champion.National rookies of the year were Clint Luellen of Minburn in the Modifieds, Bryce Carey of Nashua in the Late Models, Grant Duinkerken of Riverdale, Calif., in the Sprint Cars, Eric Harpole of Bismarck, N.D., in the Stock Cars, Lance Mielke of Norfolk, Neb., in the Hobby Stocks, Jacob Olmstead of Overton, Neb., in the Northern SportMods, Nathan Buchanan of Kemp, Texas, in the Southern SportMods, and Dakota Dees of Weatherford, Texas, in the Sport Compacts.Luellen, also the top rookie in the North Central region, won nine features, track titles at Shelby County Speedway, Buena Vista Raceway and Stuart Speedway, and the Iowa state crown.Olmstead won 10 features and Dees took seven checkers. Mielke made five visits to victory lane, Harpole won three times and Buchanan once.Joining Luellen as Modified regional rookies of the year were Marty Erivez of Gillette, Wyo., in the West, Brandon Clough of Wallace, Neb., in the Central, Ryan Slott of New Waverly, Texas, in the South Central and Nicholas Stormzand of Lowell, Mich., in the Eastern. Clough and Slott both won four times this season.While Harpole was the top rookie in the Northern Stock Car rookie, Jerrett Bransom of Burleson, Texas, paced first-year drivers in the South.Mielke led the way in the Hobby Stock North and Colton Rawls of Waco, Texas, led rookie stand­ings in the Southern Region.Final point races of the 2017 season were held Sept. 24; points become official on Oct. 23. The national awards banquet is Nov. 25 in Lincoln, Neb.Unofficial 2017 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point StandingsIMCA Modifieds – 1. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,233; 2. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,213; 3. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn., 1,204; 4. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,202; 5. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 1,198; 6. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,197; 7. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,191; 8. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, and Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, both 1,178; 10. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,172; 11. Shawn Fletcher, Brainerd, Minn., 1,171; 12. Clint Hat­lestad, Glencoe, Minn., 1,164; 13. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,157; 14. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 1,156; 15. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., 1,152; 16. Travis Hagen, Willis­ton, N.D., 1,150; 17. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,148; 18. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,142; 19. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 1,136; 20. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb., 1,132.IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 809; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 806; 3. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 805; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 789; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 783; 6. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 780; 7. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 777; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 767; 9. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, and Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, both 763; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 758; 12. Andy Nezworski, Buf­falo, Iowa, 745; 13. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 726; 14. Nick Marolf, Wilton, Iowa, 718; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 715; 16. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 707; 17. Paul Nagle, Ne­vada, Iowa, 706; 18. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 701; 19. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 686; 20. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 683.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 803; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 780; 3. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 778; 4. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 777; 5. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 774; 6. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 771; 7. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., both 767; 9. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 766; 10. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 765; 11. Zach New­lin, Millerstown, Pa., 757; 12. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 754; 13. Jake Bu­bak, Arvada, Colo., and Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., both 747; 15. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 736; 16. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 735; 17. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 732; 18. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 727; 19. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 726; 20. Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., 723.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,231; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,199; 3. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, and John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, both 1,198; 5. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,196; 6. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,193; 7. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,191; 8. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,188; 9. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,170; 10. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,166; 11. Damon Hammond, Bur­leson, Texas, 1,152; 12. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,134; 13. Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D., 1,133; 14. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., and Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, both 1,129; 16. Wes­tin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,127; 17. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis., 1,126; 18. Dalton Flory, Williston, N.D., 1,121; 19. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,118; 20. Devin Snellen­berger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,117.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,238; 2. Justin Luinen­burg, Reading, Minn., 1,223; 3. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,219; 4. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,213; 5. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,205; 6. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,198; 7. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,184; 8. Andrew Bertsch, Minot, N.D., 1,179; 9. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., and Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., both 1,178; 11. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,175; 12. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,164; 13. Cody Williams, Minneap­olis, Kan., 1,153; 14. Jason Fusselman, Shelby, Iowa, 1,147; 15. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, 1,139; 16. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., and Tyler Hinrichs, Americus, Kan., both 1,135; 18. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,133; 19. Nick Ronnebaum, Onaga, Kan., 1,128; 20. Jus­tin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 1,121.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,228; 2. Tony Olson, Ce­dar Rapids, Iowa, 1,224; 3. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,211; 4. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,189; 5. Austen Becerra, Bowen, Ill., 1,188; 6. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,186; 7. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,184; 8. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,181; 9. Trent Roth, Colum­bus, Neb., 1,180; 10. David Siercks, Princeton, Minn., 1,173; 11. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., and Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan., both 1,171; 13. Brandon Lennox, New London, Mo., 1,164; 14. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, and Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan., both 1,157; 16. Johna­thon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,151; 17. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,149; 18. Kelly Hender­son, Minot, N.D., 1,147; 19. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 1,143; 20. Chris VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., 1,141.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,209; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,169; 3. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 1,166; 4. James Skin­ner, Burleson, Texas, 1,151; 5. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,133; 6. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prai­rie, Texas, 1,096; 7. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 1,095; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,079; 9. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, and James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, both 1,078; 11. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 1,075; 12. Scott Gray, Vernal, Utah, 1,007; 13. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 1,003; 14. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 991; 15. Allen Montgomery, White Settle­ment, Texas, 984; 16. Nathan Buchanan, Kemp, Texas, 959; 17. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 932; 18. Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, 923; 19. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 922; 20. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 893.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 1,207; 2. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis., 1,206; 3. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,199; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,157; 5. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,146; 6. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,142; 7. Jason Berg, Bis­marck, N.D., 1,137; 8. Luke Jackson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,123; 9. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,118; 10. Michael Meier, Chilton, Wis., 1,117; 11. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,115; 12. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, and Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., both 1,113; 14. David Bates, Homer, Neb., 1,107; 15. Curtis L. Miller, Lewis, Iowa, 1,096; 16. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 1,095; 17. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,093; 18. Julia Childs, Weather­ford, Texas, 1,092; 19. John Martinez, Beatrice, Neb., 1,091; 20. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 1,084.last_img read more

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Richards’ hat-trick highlights opening round of DIGICEL schools football in Essequibo

first_imgTELEPHONE giant DIGICEL-sponsored inter-secondary school countrywide football competition kicked off to an exciting start last Wednesday, in Essequibo, with two double-headers at the Anna Regina Multilateral School (ARMS) Anna Regina Community Centre (ARCC) grounds respectively.At ARMS ground, Wakapoa Secondary of the Lower Pomeroon River humbled Cotton Field Secondary 8-3 in the opening match. The hinterland boys played superbly and adapted well to the coastland with athleticism and stamina.Striker Jermain Richards of Wakapoa opened his account as early as the 2nd minute to score his first of three goals, with a neatly placed long-range shot. This was quickly followed by another from Delon Jaikarran in the 5th minute.It was again the combination of the duo as Richards struck again in the 15th, while Jaikarran followed up in the next minute to record his second. Before then Mark Persaud found the net in the 10th and later doubled his account for another in the 28th minute.Goals flowed in the first half as Cleron Boyal netted in the 28th and Richards in the 42nd to complete a hat-trick as Wakapoa ended half-time scoring 8 without conceding any.During the second half, Cotton Field Secondary, who were already shocked by the score-line and Wakaopa’s skill, began to play with some more determination which was lacking in their previous 45 minutes.Their success came in the 61st minute when Ezekiel Scott pierced the net. The Coast-landers seemed to have found their footing and energy even though they were kept in check by their opponents.Their next goal came in the 80th minute off the boot of Jumain John while Joel Holder netted in the 87th and by then the minutes were ticking and so was their final chance at scoring as Wakapoa persevered to win by 8-3.Completing the double-header at ARMS ground was another riveting encounter between 8th of May Secondary and hosts Anna Regina Secondary who proved too friendly and were beaten 4-2.The game began at a fast pace and it was Akeem Norton of 8th of May who struck the first goal in the 4th minute. His team mate Ridley Williams was in action and recorded his first of two goals in the 15th while his partner Jevaun Boston was accurate in the 23rd minute.The consistent and equally skilful Williams again found goal in the 29th to lead 8th of May to 4 goals at halftime. Not to go down without a challenge, ARMS responded with two well executed goals from Christan Bacchus in the 45th and again in the 48th minute.However, it was a little too late as 8th of May defended their early lead and rallied to a 4-2 triumph. Over at the ARCC ground, Abram Zuil Secondary secured a 1-0 victory against Aurora Secondary.The game ebbed and flowed but it was Kyle Skeete who made the difference with the lone goal of the match in the 74th minute for a hard-fought win. The second game was even more intense between New Opportunity Corps (NOC) and Johanna Cecilia Secondary (JCCS) and after 90 minutes neither team had scored.Missed opportunities were countless, but also a few wonderful saves from both goalkeepers were quite remarkable and the vocal crowd reacted.The game then went to a penalty shoot-out and NOC showed their maturity and held their nerves to win 3-1.The winners will now go forward in the knock-out competition for the semi-final play-offs on a date to be announced.last_img read more

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Pooran skips 300 places to top 100 ODI batsmen

first_imgCMC – FOLLOWING a solid ICC World Cup performance, West Indies middle-order batsman Nicholas Pooran has jumped over 300 places and is now among the top 100 One Day International (ODI) batsmen in the world, according to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings.Pooran was the Windies’ top-scorer at the World Cup, scoring 367 runs in nine matches at an average of 52.42, with one century and two half-centuries.His performance has resulted in the 23-year-old leap-frogging from outside the top 400 to number 92.Despite a subpar World Cup outing, Shai Hope’s ranking did not move and he still remains the region’s highest-ranked batsman at 14.Shimron Hetmyer (26), Chris Gayle (49), Evin Lewis (76) and Marlon Samuels, who is ranked 83rd, are the other West Indians in the top 100.Windies’ skipper Jason Holder has still managed to maintain his sixth-rank among ODI all-rounders.Among the bowlers, Holder slipped to 38th but is still the highest ranked West Indian among ODI bowlers.There was no movement for Kemar Roach (50), Ashley Nurse (65), Carlos Brathwaite (91), Devendra Bishoo (93) and Oshane Thomas (94).The West Indies are still ranked ninth in the ODI rankings on 47 points, seven more than 10th place Afghanistan.last_img read more

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After long road, Williams’ draft journey culminates with Buccaneers’ selection in 4th round

first_imgWilliams himself? Mostly speechless.  ‘I’m elated, I’m excited and we’re looking forward to jumping on the bandwagon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,’ said Williams’ father, Wendell. ‘He’s going to prove that he is a premier wide receiver.’ This day was a long time coming for Williams, who caught 49 passes for 746 yards and six touchdowns last year. After leaving the Orange with four games to go, he’ll get a second life in Tampa Bay.  They did. Three picks into the fourth round of this weekend’s NFL Draft, Tampa Bay drafted the former Syracuse wide receiver. To many, it was the biggest roll of the dice in the draft. After an up-and-down collegiate career, Williams will get a fresh start on an ultra-green Bucs offense.  Throughout the draft process, this visit stood out above the rest. Williams ate at a Tampa steakhouse with coaches, talked about the offense and hit it off immediately. Published on April 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm BUFFALO — After seeing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — a team that coveted him all along — draft a wide receiver in the second round, Mike Williams was crushed. Also joining Williams in the pro ranks is former SU defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who was taken by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (157th overall). Jones, who couldn’t be reached for comment, joins a loaded Ravens front four responsible for keeping Ray Lewis and Co. blocker-free. thdunne@syr.edu ‘I was thinking from the start that Tampa would grab me,’ Williams said. ‘They grabbed another receiver and I thought, ‘Wow, who else now?’ It was shocking, but I’m glad they came back around and got me.’ Talent-wise, many scouts pegged him a first- or second-round pick. But as expected, Williams slipped. He winded up as the 101st overall pick and the 14th wide receiver drafted.  Watching receiver after receiver get picked wasn’t easy. These were all players Williams believed he was better than. Before the draft, he said any team that takes him after the first round was getting the ‘steal of the draft.’ Sporting a Buccaneers hat and a glistening smile, the plunge didn’t seem to matter Saturday. Williams feels wanted. Finally, he’ll start anew and attempt to atone for his mistakes.  Surrounded by friends and family outside his home in Buffalo, Williams soaked this in. He posed for pictures, hugged his tear-filled mother and exhaled often. It’s been a long path here. After missing all of his 2008 season to academic suspension and then leaving the Orange program last fall, Williams was dogged by character questions up until the draft. Neither could his entourage. Scattered across his front lawn, family members screamed, ‘Tampa Bay! Tampa Bay!’ Wearing a puffy Syracuse coat, Williams’ mother vowed to stock up on Buccaneers apparel later that day at the mall. Williams’ younger brother shouted, ‘I’m going to Disneyland!’ Mike’s uncle chronicled everything on camera. And Mike’s dad repeatedly screamed into that camera, ‘The Mike Williams Show is coming to Tampa Bay!’ ‘I felt like I was drafted already when I was down there,’ Williams said. ‘They treated me like it was home. Everything was good. I just can’t believe I’m there now.’ Comments This is where he wanted to be. Along with second-round pick Arrelious Benn from Illinois, Williams hopes to revive the league’s 24th-ranked passing game.  ‘It’s relieving,’ he said. ‘All (Friday) I was waiting and waiting and waiting. The time seemed like it was never going to come. So it feels good that I am finally off the board now.’ His draft party came and went with a whimper Friday night. Restless and confused, Williams almost eliminated Tampa, Fla., as a possible destination. Almost. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Fair leads SU past St. John’s with 17 points in all-around performance

first_img Published on February 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories HE’S BACK: Southerland scores 13 in 1st game back as Syracuse defeats St. John’s 77-58center_img All alone, C.J. Fair caught the ball in the left corner and waited. The Syracuse forward had time to size up his first 3-point attempt of the game, which dropped smoothly through the basket moments later.The shot – the first field goal by either team – came in the first 71 seconds in the game, but it revealed to St. John’s that Fair could score from anywhere on the floor, something he put on display for the remaining 39 minutes of the matchup on Sunday.“I kind of felt my rhythm early,” Fair said. “I made a couple 3s and then after that, that kind of opened up the rest of my game. That’s why I was able to drive and make the midrange shot as well.”Fair scored in a variety of ways – from beyond the arc and on the offensive glass, on drives and midrange jump shots – en route a notching a team-high 17 points in the Orange’s (20-3, 8-2 Big East) 77-58 victory over the Red Storm (15-9, 7-5) in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. He was solid from start to finish, picking his spots within the offense and coming through to thwart a St. John’s comeback bid in the second half.“C.J. was terrific as always,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “It was a good win.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFair’s open 3 from the corner to start the game got his adrenaline flowing. The confidence grew from there, as he skied for an offensive rebound and banked in the follow to extend an early SU lead to six.A midrange jumper from the left corner swished through the net just as his long-range attempt to get it started did. It showed off another part of his well-rounded game and gave Syracuse a comfortable 12-point lead with 8:41 to play in the first half.Then came his second 3.Again it came from the left corner. And again with an easy swish through the net. Only this time Fair exaggerated his follow-through, holding it up for his teammates and opponents to see before he trotted down the court with a smirk on his face.“I felt good because I knocked down my first few 3s,” Fair said. “The team kept leaving me open because I’m not really known as the 3-point threat I guess and for me to knock it down, them two shots got me going.”St. John’s scouting report changed after the break.The Red Storm was well aware of Fair’s ability to hit the open 3 and opted to challenge the forward when he caught the ball on the perimeter.And as Fair said, that only opened up the final weapon in his offensive arsenal.With St. John’s closing in on Syracuse, cutting its lead to five points less than nine minutes into the second half, Fair caught the ball in the left corner, behind the arc. He drove baseline, absorbing contact from Red Storm forward JaKarr Sampson with each step to the basket, and released a high-arcing shot beyond the reach of St. John’s 6-foot-9 shot-blocker Chris Obekpa.The ball bounced around the rim and dropped. Syracuse led by seven and the threat was over. The Orange’s lead would never dip below eight in the final 11 minutes.“C.J. was great,” point guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “He got to the hoop, made his free throws, the pull-up jumper was good – he just had an all-around game and that’s the type of player C.J. is.”The junior also paced SU with nine rebounds in a steady 39-minute performance that has come to be expected by Boeheim and Fair’s teammates.Syracuse guard Brandon Triche said he expects Fair’s scoring average to continue to climb down the stretch. And he was quick to point out the forward leads the team in rebounding while playing nearly 40 minutes every game.But Sunday, it was Fair’s contribution to the offense that stood out. His first 3 sparked a strong start by the Orange, his midrange jumpers kept St. John’s at arm’s length for much of the contest, and his tough drives sealed the game in the second half.His all-around game came to the forefront right when Syracuse needed it against St. John’s.“He’s our most complete or consistent player and he’s just bringing it every night,” Triche said. “That’s what we need.” Commentslast_img read more

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If Syracuse football players played basketball, here’s what positions they would play

first_img Published on October 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Syracuse football players listed basketball as one of their favorite off-the-field activities. Some have illustrious backgrounds in the sport. Others rarely play at all. Over the course of the season, numerous players have provided their take on who the best basketball players are and what positions they would slot into.Listed below is a projected starting lineup, reserve players and team superlatives based off the players’ reactions.Point guard: Taj HarrisHarris said that he plans to walk onto the basketball team. When he first visited Syracuse he met with the basketball coaches as well. At Palmyra High School in New Jersey, Harris averaged over 25 points and seven rebounds per game. Harris is a high-flyer who flashes “pretty dunks,” he said.“I’m surely all aboard playing basketball,” Harris said. “If McNabb can do (both) so can I.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShooting guard: Chris FredrickFredrick is the team’s best shooter, said Eric Dungey. With quick release and a silky follow-through, his athleticism at the cornerback position transitions onto the court to create separation. Though he isn’t the tallest player on the team, he uses his jump shot to be one of the best.Small forward: Trishton JacksonThe four-star transfer wide receiver from Michigan State spent much of his summer playing in the King of Kings Pro-Am Basketball League against players like Jimmy and Buddy Boeheim, Dajuan Coleman and several other former professional basketball players. Per Syracuse.com, Jackson wants to walk on the Syracuse basketball team this season.Power forward: Eric DungeyWhen he was about 40 pounds lighter, SU’s signal caller could throw down windmill dunks and 360s, he said. Dungey is the toughest person to play against offensively because he uses his size and strength to his advantage on the court.“He’s built like a linebacker,” Jamal Custis said. “He wants to bump. He takes the football aspect and brings it to the court, trying to not let you move.”Center: Jamal CustisCustis is likely the most well-known basketball player on the team. Coming out of high school, Custis had offers to play basketball at several Division I schools, including SMU. He started for Neumann-Goretti (PA) High School on the same team as Ja’Quan Newton and Quade Green and  guarded players such as Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor and Stanley Johnson.“Every time we play I’m definitely the best player on the court,” Custis said.6th: Trill Williams7th: Nykeim Johnson8th: Andrew Armstrong9th: Sam Heckel10th: Devin Butler11th: Chris Slayton12th: Kenneth RuffHonorable Mentions: Kingsley Jonathan, Tim Walton, Gabe Horan, Abdul AdamsLaura Angle | Digital Design EditorSuperlatives:Best Player: CustisCustis sticks out as the best player on this team. He’s guarded the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns and “more than held his own,” Neumann-Goretti High School coach Carl Arrigale said. He received loads of Division I basketball offers, and had the option to play for Syracuse if he wanted. His 6-foot-5 frame makes him a force around the rim, and his 4.46 speed let’s him fly up and down the court.Best Dunker: CustisCustis is a high-flyer and likely the most “freakish” athlete on the team. He constantly played above the rim in high school for one of the best teams in the country. Meanwhile, Williams said that Harris can jump through the roof and perform acrobatic dunks. Teammates have also said that Dungey is the most powerful dunker on the team.Best Defender: DungeyJackson was in consideration for this award. He’s long and athletic, Johnson said, and covers a lot of space. But Dungey is a pure bruiser, someone who uses his linebacker-like size to push people around on the court. If Custis, who is regarded as the team’s best player, said that Dungey is the person he least likes guarding him, the edge goes to Dungey.Best Shooter: FredrickFredrick was the most consistent player that teammates named when asked who the best shooter was. Johnson was also in consideration for this award. As one of the shortest players on the team, Johnson said he uses a “Steph Curry” deep-ball approach and takes a lot of transition and deep threes.Self-Proclaimed Bad Player Who Opponents Hate Because He Only Plays Defense and Locks Down the Best Player: Kielan WhitnerThough Whitner does not consider himself a basketball player, every pickup game he asks to guard the best player on the floor.“I’m not any good,” Whitner said, “but I’ll play defense.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Jamaican ruling party hints at early by-election

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 8, CMC – The ruling Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) has hinted at the possibility of an “early” by-election in the Portland Eastern constituency following the murder of the People National Party’s (PNP) parliamentary representative, Dr. Lynvale George BloomfieldNational Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang, who is also the JLP’s general secretary, told a radio program that the date for the by-election lies with Prime Minister Andrew Holness. “Once you lose an MP, we don’t want constituents to remain without representation for a long time. Our democracy is a very active one. It is vibrant, we will have the election at the Prime Minister’s discretion. It is the Prime Minister’s call and I don’t want to anticipate him” Chang told RJR radio.The Opposition PNP is offering half million Jamaican dollar reward for information regarding the death of its legislator, has already indicated it would be prepared in the event that an early by-election is called.Bloomfield’s body was found last Saturday with multiple stab wounds inside his house in Passley Gardens, Portland, a parish located on the island’s northeast coast. PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson told a news conference that anyone with information should come forward and assist the police.Robinson said in addition to the reward the party would also be having a series of events, including and a prayer vigil at the town center in Port Antonio on Saturday, to honour Bloomfield’s service to his community, constituency and the nation.Prime Minister Holness said he was “shocked” at the death of the medical practitioner.The JLP holds 34 of the 63 member Parliamentary seats.last_img read more

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Stars left-back Kissi Boateng joins Mazembe

first_imgBlack Stars left-back Richard Kissi Boateng, has joined DR Congo outfit TP Mazembe on a five-year deal.A statement on the official website of the four-time African champions, confirmed Kissi Boateng inked the deal last week after fruitful negotiations with his parent club, Berekum Chelsea.“The former defender of Berekum Chelsea has signed a five-year contract with TP Mazembe and will play in the CAF Champions League, “ the Congolese club stated.The 24-year old, currently with the Black Stars preparing for for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations becomes the third Ghanaian to join the Lubumbashi-based club.The deal will serve a major boost to the defender, who will be making his bow at the Africa Cup of Nations later this month in South Africa.Last week, ‘Les Corbeaux’ snapped up Asante Kotoko right-back Yaw Frimpong also on a five-year deal. The other two Ghanaian with the DR Congo champions are Gladson Awako (formerly of Berekum Chelsea) and former Asante Kotoko midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei, who joined last year.last_img read more

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Dodgers sign veteran reliever Daniel Hudson to minor-league deal

first_imgLiranzo, 23, has spent the past six seasons in the Atlanta Braves and Orioles systems including a 2014 season spent recovering from elbow surgery that involved inserting a screw to repair a fracture. He was 3-4 with a 4.85 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 65 innings over 31 games (including 12 starts) at Double-A last season. He has yet to pitch above the Double-A level.In order to clear a 40-man roster spot for Liranzo, the Dodgers moved right-hander Tom Koehler to the 60-day DL. Koehler suffered a shoulder injury during spring training.TURNER REHABDodgers third baseman Justin Turner has moved his rehab back to the team’s training complex in Glendale, Ariz., and could be cleared to pick up a bat in the next week.“A soft timeline on that, it was going to be three weeks after the initial injury that he would pick up a bat,” Roberts said.Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist two weeks ago Monday when he was hit by a pitch during a Cactus League game.WHO’S ON FIRST?Even though he was in the lineup as the starting center fielder on Monday, Joc Pederson worked out at first base during the Dodgers’ early workout. Pederson has worked out there on his own initiative a few times in the opening week and Roberts said it is on Pederson’s own initiative. Pederson has never played first base in the majors or minors – and don’t look for him there in a game any time soon.“In the near future? No,” Roberts said. “But I think it’s good for Joc to work on his footwork, his hands. That’s something that he detected himself and wanted to continue to improve his skill set, his versatility. To think he’s going to be in a major-league game soon? Probably not. But you never know at some point in the future and I applaud Joc for the work.”UP NEXTDodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (0-1, 1.50 ERA) at Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (8-9, 3.37 ERA in 2017), 6:40 p.m., SportsNet LA The 31-year-old Hudson might have an upside story, but he already has a compelling story that includes two Tommy John surgeries. After the second surgery in 2012, he missed the entire 2013 season and pitched in just three big-league games in 2014. Primarily a starter in his first four seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, Hudson moved to the bullpen after his second elbow surgery and emerged throwing harder. His fastball has averaged 95 mph since his return (compared to 93 mph as a starter) and he was a valuable piece of the Diamondbacks’ bullpen in 2015, posting a 3.86 ERA and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings.The next season wasn’t as good, but Hudson signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent following the 2016 season. He posted a 4.38 ERA in 71 appearances for the Pirates last season and was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Corey Dickerson in February. The Rays released Hudson near the end of spring training.“We’ve obviously seen him for years,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We liked him. We’re going to see where this takes us.”Hudson will go to extended spring training for now before being assigned to a minor-league team.At the same time, the Dodgers swapped minor-league pitchers with the Baltimore Orioles, sending left-hander Luis Ysla to the Orioles in exchange for right-hander Jesus Liranzo. PHOENIX — The search for optionality never stops.The Dodgers’ bullpen allowed just one run (Joe Panik’s home run off Kenley Jansen on Friday) and six hits in 11 innings over the four-game season-opening series with the San Francisco Giants. On Monday, they added a potential veteran option, signing right-hander Daniel Hudson to a minor-league contract.“We’re excited to add him to the mix,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. “He’s got a big arm and we feel there’s a very compelling upside story.“We just think it’s a guy with real upside. We’ll work to tap into that and see where it goes.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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