Ellsworth basketball teams earn splits in Aroostook County

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ basketball teams earned splits in Aroostook County over the weekend in the teams’ latest showdowns with Presque Isle and Caribou.Ellsworth began the weekend against Presque Isle on Friday, and the girls’ team nearly pulled off a season sweep of the Wildcats before ultimately falling to a 54-52 defeat. Presque Isle outscored the Eagles 22-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.Trinity Montigny led Ellsworth in scoring against Presque Isle with 10 points. Sierra Andrews, Samantha Carter and Kayla Duhaime scored nine points apiece for the Eagles in the loss.Late Friday evening, the Ellsworth boys used a 24-point fourth quarter to seal a 65-60 win over Presque Isle. Jackson Curtis provided a game-high 22 points for Ellsworth, which shot 18 of 24 from the free-throw line.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth girls got back in the win column Saturday afternoon with a 53-46 victory over Caribou (2-14). Sophomore Kylie Robidoux scored a season-high 21 points for the Eagles (12-4) in the win.In the final game of the weekend, the Ellsworth boys fell 83-51 to Caribou (13-3). Jackson Curtis and Darby Barry scored 13 points each for Ellsworth (10-5) in the loss, and freshman Hunter Curtis added 12.The Ellsworth girls are scheduled to host Foxcroft (6-9) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. That will be the penultimate regular season contest for the Eagles, who will close out their 18-game slate at home against Mount Desert Island at 7 p.m. Feb. 6.On the boys’ side, Ellsworth is scheduled to host Foxcroft at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Eagles will play on the road against George Stevens Academy at 7 p.m. next Saturday, Feb. 2, before hosting MDI in the regular season finale at that time p.m. Feb. 7.last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s win against Cornell

first_imgSyracuse (8-3) put together its best rebounding effort of the season in a 67-46 win over Cornell (5-5) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The Orange outrebounded the Big Red, 48-27, and it was enough to overcome a 7-of-21 3-point shooting performance.Tyler Roberson led the way with 15 points and 12 rebounds — eight coming on the offensive glass — while four Syracuse players scored in double figures. By the time the game ended, there were five walk-ons playing, and Adrian Autry Jr. scored the first two points of his career.The Orange stuck with its six-man rotation, while Kaleb Joseph played seven minutes as the team’s seventh player. On the other side eight players recorded at least 12 minutes for Cornell.Here are three things we learned from Syracuse’s second win under interim head coach Mike Hopkins.Kaleb Joseph won’t play, even if he plays wellAdvertisementThis is placeholder textHopkins was quick to praise his reserve point guard following the win for his three assists, two steals and no turnovers during his seven minutes. But it was still just seven minutes for Joseph, who didn’t appear in the second half of the game.In the first half, he threaded a pass to a cutting Malachi Richardson in transition, who scored an easy two points set up by Joseph. But regardless of how Joseph plays, the Orange seems content to leave Michael Gbinije at the one, and use Frank Howard there only when the team is trying to make a second-half comeback.Joseph, who entered the season with high expectations from Jim Boeheim, might be playing well enough to stay out there, there just might not be a spot for him to see significant time.Syracuse is looking for Richardson to become a better rebounder  To be fair, the Orange needs everyone to be a better rebounder. It was outrebounded by 26 against Wisconsin and 14 against St. John’s. But on Saturday, Hopkins praised Richardson for his career-high eight boards.“That’s what he has to do for us,” Hopkins said.He totaled 15 points to go with his boards, and nearly doubled the 4.3 rebounds per game season average he had prior to playing the Big Red. All of his rebounds came on the defensive side of the ball.Adrian Autry Jr. is the best of the new walk-onsA game like this does give everyone a chance to see the walk-ons. With 49 seconds left, Adrian Autry Jr., Shaun Belbey, Ky Feldman and Evan Dourdas checked in for their first time ever.Belbey’s put-back layup was called off after Autry got to the hole and was fouled on a late whistle. Autry hit both free throws and was also credited with a steal. Time expired as Belbey attempted a two with a hand in his face on a shot that rimmed out.Everyone recorded a stat in the short time they were on the court. After the game, Belbey was joking with his fellow freshman walk-ons that he could have passed up his shot because there was another open on the other end of the court.Even if they didn’t give the fans tacos, the walk-ons made it fun after the game’s result had been decided. Comments Published on December 19, 2015 at 4:51 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Tyler Roberson’s 15-point, 12-rebound performance spurs Syracuse to 67-46 winTrevor Cooney snaps 0-for-11 slump from deep in strong 2nd half against Cornelllast_img read more

Erasmus faces Cheetahs from native South Africa

first_imgMunster boss Rassie Erasmus comes up against the Cheetahs from his native South Africa in rugby’s Guinness PRO-14 today.Ian Keatley starts at out-half ahead of Tyler Bleyendaal.The Cheetahs lost 42-19 at Ulster in their season opener but Erasmus is sure they’ll improve as the campaign goes on. Kick-off at Thomond Park is at a quarter-past-five.Meanwhile, Ulster look to build on that win when they take on Benetton in Treviso at five-past six.And Connacht will be hoping to bounce back from their opening day defeat to Glasgow when they host the Southern Kings at twenty-five-to-eight.The Galway hurling panel are guests of honour at the Sportsground.Last night Leinster registered a bonus-point 37-9 win over Cardiff at the RDS.Head-coach Leo Cullen says there’s still plenty more to come from his side.last_img read more

Black Excellence: Renowned St. Lucian Economist, Sir Arthur Lewis

first_imgCASTRIES, St. Lucia – Renowned Economist, Sir Arthur Lewis is one of the most notable figures in St. Lucia’s history. His contributions to the field of economics, worldwide, earned him a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1979, and a legacy as one of the world’s most influential economist.William Arthur Lewis was born in Castries, Saint Lucia in 1915, long before the island gained independence from Britain. While Lewis was a gifted student, the struggles of living in a colonial society presented many speed-bumps on his educational journey. After graduating high school at the age of 14, Lewis had initially set his sights on studying engineering. He soon realized that the governments and companies of British Colonies, such as St. Lucia, refused to hire blacks, and thus, he made the switch to economics.At the age of 18, he then earned a scholarship to attend the London School of Economics (LSE), which at the time was the most prestigious economics school in the world. Lewis enrolled at LSE in 1933 and became the first black student to ever gain acceptance at the school.With much to prove at LSE as the only black student, Lewis excelled far beyond his peers and regularly challenged his professors. After gaining his Bachelor of Science degree in 1937 and a Ph.D. degree in 1940, he worked as a member of the staff at the LSE until 1948. After 10 years on staff at LSE, he and his new wife, Gladys Jacobs, moved to Manchester, England when Lewis was selected as a lecturer at the University of Manchester. During his nine years as a lecturer at the University, he developed some of his most important concepts relating to the economies in developing countries.In 1954, he published his most famous work to date, “Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labour” (Manchester School). In this publication, he introduced what came to be called the dual sector model, or the “Lewis model”. He theorized that a poor country’s economy can be thought of as containing two sectors: a small “capitalist” sector and a very large “traditional” (agricultural) sector. He also created the Lewisian turning point, which is still used today in economic discussions of major economies such as China.When Ghana gained independence in 1957, Lewis left the University of Manchester and took up post as Ghana’s first Economic Advisor. He helped draw up the Ghanaian government’s first Five-Year Development Plan, as an independent nation. He also served as an Economic Advisor in Nigeria while living in Africa.Two years later, he returned to the Caribbean when he was appointed Vice-Chancellor at the University of the West Indies (UWI). He lived in Barbados and served as Economic Advisor in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Barbados.In 1963, he was knighted for his contributions to economics. That same year, he was also appointed a University Professor at Princeton University and moved to the United States. Lewis worked at Princeton for the next two decades, teaching generations of students until his retirement in 1983. During those two decades, Lewis was also selected as the first president of the Caribbean Development Bank in 1970, serving in that capacity until 1973.He received the Nobel prize in Economics in 1979, sharing it with American Economist, Theodore Schultz.He died on June 15, 1991, in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was buried in the grounds of the St Lucian Community College which was renamed in his honor. He was survived by his wife, Gladys Jacobs, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Barbara.In 1999, The University of the West Indies opened the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), which now exists on three UWI campuses in the region. In 2007, the building where Sir Arthur Lewis had lectured at the University of Manchester was renamed in his honor. His portrait also appears on the 100 dollar East Caribbean Bill.last_img read more

Ghana League Cypher: BA United ownership crisis will need relegation to heal

first_imgBrong Ahafo United snatched the headlines on Match day 20 of the Ghana Premier League for rather bizarre reasons.Before the 1-1 draw with Hearts of oak ,disgruntled Chief Executive, Roy Arthur seized the club’s jerseys and the registration cards of  players, claiming he bought all the jerseys with his personal money and  signed all the players from his own pocket.That seemed to be the zenith of an ownership crisis that has be lingering since the club returned to the Ghana top flight.So what are the ownership dynamics of BA United? Can these issues be solved? Is the Brong Ahafo Club a sure candidate for the drop?Watch Ghana premier league experts Sheik Tophic, Fred Gyan-Mante and Coach Eben Sefa provide answers and in-depth analysis on match day 20 games on your only GPL preview and review Show “Ghana league Cypher”. Click link to watch Videolast_img read more

Clippers battle past Warriors

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Paul had 42 points, 15 assists and six steals — the first player to do that since 1985-86 — and the Clippers sent the first message in a Pacific Division showdown that erased the sting of a the opening-night loss to the Lakers.“He was awesome,” Rivers said. “I thought he did a good job running the team and demanding guys get into their sets. I thought that was important for us.”Blake Griffin had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Jamal Crawford scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to offset Curry, who had 38 points, hit nine 3-pointers and had nine assists. But Klay Thompson, who scored 38 points against the Lakers Wednesday, had only 10 and was limited to seven shots.J.J. Redick added 17 points and DeAndre Jordan had nine points and 17 rebounds as the Clippers rolled to a 44-33 advantage on the boards.The Clippers led by 12 points in the third quarter when they turned to their high-wire act. A steal by Griffin set up a fast-break dunk lob from Paul, then Paul came up with consecutive steals leading to two more lob dunks to Griffin. All in 36 seconds. He had already seen the four games the Clippers and Golden State Warriors had played last season, but Doc Rivers pulled a refresher course before they met for the first time in the 2013-14 season.What stood out besides the Warriors’ three wins? In the Clippers’ win, he sensed a passion that he’s searching for from his team, one he’d like to seem them apply every game.In their home opener at Staples Center, the Clippers did some remastering of Lob City and ran to a 126-115 win Thursday night.For every Stephen Curry 3-pointer the Warriors had, the Clippers had Chris Paul and a lot more for an answer.center_img The real onslaught started with 4:29 left in the first quarter, when the Clippers outscored the Warriors, 17-7, to take control as the teams kicked off what could be a tight race to see which upstart team can make a real dent in the Western Conference.The battle lines were drawn, with Paul and Curry out in front, with Griffin and David Lee battling in the paint and Redick and Thompson firing away from the wings.Oh, and don’t forget the big guys, Jordan and Andrew Bogut, tangling in the middle.It didn’t take long for things to get a little chippy, with glares and stares and a couple of hard fouls.Then the big guys went at it as Jordan tried a post move. Bogut wrapped him up and drew a hard foul with a shot across Jordan’s arms.Jordan reacted with a shove of Bogut, who shoved right back with two hands as players and officials rushed in to break it up. Both centers exchanged words and both received technical fouls.“Both teams want to go somewhere,” Rivers said. “Golden State was so close last year to winning the title. We just want to jump into that category. Both teams had an urgency about it. I liked the intensity.“When nothing sidetracks you and just keep playing, that’s what I was proud of our team. When we got the lead and all of a sudden things started getting chippy, we were able to keep our composure and keep playing. That’s a really good sign for us. That’s toughness.”Along the way, the Clippers were imposing their will with the style of play that earned them the Pacific Division title, spreading their attack around and not allowing Curry or Thompson to get consistent looks at the basket.Four of the Clippers starters were in double figures by halftime and they had 15 assists on 23 baskets.Paul led the way with 18 points and nine rebounds to that point, with J.J. Redick hitting two 3-pointers for 12 points. Griffin had 11 points and Jared Dudley had 10 points with two 3-pointers. Jordan had six points and 12 rebounds by halftime.Curry had 15 points and nailed three 3-pointers in the first half and Lee worked inside for 16 points, but it was the Warriors continuously in chase mode as the Clippers built an 18-point lead en route to a 68-55 advantage at halftime.It was a good start for the Clippers, who had to be wary of Curry and Thompson, called the best-shooting backcourt in NBA history by Warriors coach Mark Jackson.“I do try to find someone else but I have yet to come up with it,” Rivers said. “I don’t know that there ever has been a better shooting, just pure shooting, backcourt ever. I love to be the contrarian and I couldn’t come up with an argument.“You can tell they’ve been together just watching them play. They don’t play with any clutter, the ball goes where it should go. They’re a fun team to watch, but we have to play them tonight and so we can’t be spectators. We have to try to defend them, we have to try to run them off shots. “They’re going to make shots. Our goal is to try to make them make shots we want them to make. Easier said than done because of their ball-handling skills.”last_img read more

MLB wrap: Record-tying second inning helps Cardinals keep pace with Cubs

first_img MLB trade rumors: Mets ‘open to dealing’ closer Edwin Diaz During that frame, the Cardinals scored nine runs while collecting eight extra-base hits (three home runs, five doubles) tying an MLB record.Only five teams have ever tallied eight extra-base hits in a single frame, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Related News The Cardinals have turned the corner.St. Louis dropped the Pirates 14-8 on Wednesday to win its fourth game in a row and seven of its last eight. All of that is great, but it’s not nearly as impressive as what the team did in the second inning. MLB trade rumors: Yankees will not give up top prospect for anyone less than Noah Syndergaard MLB trade rumors: Reds’ Yasiel Puig ‘strong candidate to be moved’ before deadline The @Cardinals tied the all-time record for XBH in an inning with 8 in the 2nd.St. Louis is the 5th club in @MLB history to do this.h/t: @ESPNStatsInfo pic.twitter.com/9sTrbTPC1y— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 25, 2019In that inning, Paul Goldschmidt hit a home run in his third straight game, which ties a career high, and Paul DeJong hit his first of three homers in the game.DeJong is the first everyday shortstop in Cardinals history to hit three home runs in a game. He is also the youngest St. Louis player to do it since Albert Pujols in 2004. He finished the night 4 for 4 with the three home runs, a double and five RBIs.St. Louis really struggled in the month of May but now sits just 1/2-game back of the Cubs for first in the National League Central. The Pirates are in last in the division but just 8 1/2 games back of the Cubs.Studs of the NightIndians starter Shane Bieber threw a shutout while allowing just one hit and one walk with 10 strikeouts in Cleveland’s 4-0 win over the Blue Jays.In that same game, Toronto starter Marcus Stroman gave up just one run on five hits and a walk in what might have been his last start for the Blue Jays.Justin Verlander struck out 11 in six innings while allowing just one unearned run in the Astros’ 4-2 win over the Athletics.Dud of the NightNicholas Castellanos went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in the Tigers’ 4-0 loss to the Phillies. HighlightBraves third baseman Josh Donaldson made an impressive throw from his knees in Atlanta’s 2-0 loss to the Royals.How far could you throw from your knees? 😱 pic.twitter.com/biimCh55xm— MLB (@MLB) July 25, 2019What’s NextRangers (51-51) at Athletics (58-45), 10:07 p.m. ET — Don’t let the Athletics’ series loss to the Astros fool you. This is a team that can compete for the American League pennant with a couple of key additions at the trade deadline. The Rangers have fallen on hard times of late but they are still very competitive. However, this next week is key for Texas as, if it continues to struggle, selling might be inevitable.last_img read more

Mets’ Pete Alonso vs. Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. just more proof that MLB’s future is bright, brilliant

first_imgNEW YORK — Fernando Tatís Jr. and Pete Alonso have more in common than you’d think.Sure, one plays on the left side of the infield while the other plays on the right. One plays on the West Coast with the Padres while the other is on the East Coast as a member of the Mets. One is from the Dominican Republic while the other is from slightly farther north: Tampa, Fla. Those players — the Alonsos, Tatíses, Acuñas, Bellingers of the baseball world — are everything that is going to make the sport great now and in the future. Alonso, the “Polar Bear,” knows it.”I feel like this young generation of ballplayers is very exciting,” he said.You and me both, Pete. But both players are on a quest to be in the Big Apple in January, when one will surely hoist the NL Rookie of the Year trophy.”I know Alonso on the other side is very good, but I was talking to some people during the (All-Star) break. I was like, ‘I still believe that Tatís can win Rookie of the Year here, man,'” Padres outfielder Wil Myers told Sporting News. “He does stuff on a regular basis that you just don’t see in baseball. He’s incredible to watch. …”I know Mike Trout’s the best player in baseball, but this guy’s right behind him.”MORE: Watch live MLB games all season long on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Earlier in the season, a war of words between Alonso and Padres rookie starting pitcher Chris Paddack made for some good headlines. The back-and-forth made people pay attention to the beef, but more importantly, it made them pay attention to the teams’ top young players. San Diego is in the midst of a youth movement, with Tatís chief among an emerging group. The same can be said about the Mets, who have developed a young core anchored by Alonso.Maybe more than home runs, juiced baseballs, lagging attendance, rebuilds, robot umps, the Rays sharing two cities and Cody Bellinger getting hugged, young talent has been the theme of MLB in 2019. At Citi Field this week, two of the sport’s brightest young stars shared the diamond, with Alonso and Tatís reminding fans just how good they have it.Both seemingly setting records and adding highlights to the resume every night, Alonso and Tatís have garnered nothing but praise from their teammates — and they’ve also gained each other’s respect.”He’s a great player, he’s a great player,” Tatís said of Alonso before Tuesday’s game. “He’s a great hitter and he has shown a lot. I think he deserves it (Rookie of the Year), but you know, the season is not over. We’re just going to keep pushing, and whoever’s best is going to win. But he’s done a great job.”Said Alonso of Tatís: “He’s in the big leagues at 20. He’s a very talented and very accomplished player. He’s had a great season thus far, and I wish him all the best. He’s a hell of a player. I hope he continues to succeed.”Paddack vs. Alonso is one form of rivalry; Alonso taking on Tatís is a different one. They won’t compete directly against each other as in the case of pitcher vs. hitter, but they will likely become the face of their respective franchises soon, and from there, maybe great ambassadors and faces of MLB. That’s something the sport really needs.Think Magic vs. Bird, Sampras vs. Agassi, The Rock vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Batman vs. Superman. But as sure as San Diego and New York are as different as Metropolis and Gotham, both players will do it in their own way.Alonso will do it with raw power that seamlessly matches his fiery, competitive demeanor. Tatís will play it cool with a signature laid-back attitude, utilizing blazing speed on the basepaths and a contact-heavy approach at the dish. There’s no one way to win a baseball game, and these guys are just two examples of that — and that’s also what makes this crop of young players so intriguing.Neither team is where it wants to be at this point in the season, but these two have exceeded expectations. Tatís, a consensus top prospect prior to the season, has greatly impressed. Alonso, a surprising addition to the Mets’ 40-man roster out of spring training, has dazzled. On Wednesday, Alonso notched his 100th game as a major leaguer, while Tatís, who was sidelined by injuries earlier in the season, notched his 66th. The tale of the tape:Alonso: 100 games, .264/.363/.608, 154 OPS+, 33 home runs, 45 walks, 3.9 bWARTatís: 66 games, .325/.389/.595, 158 OPS+, 16 home runs, 24 walks, 3.4 bWARAlonso, who said the key to his season has been staying within himself and realizing that “baseball is a game of failure,” hasn’t slowed down.”(Alonso’s) numbers speak for themselves, the records he’s broken already, how far he hits a home run,” Mets third baseman Todd Frazier told SN with a smile. “Everything plays a part nowadays. I think his defense has gotten a lot better, to be honest with you. I feel like he’s improved in every aspect of the game, and I don’t think anyone really compares with his numbers.”I think it’s an easy choice for him to be top dog for (Rookie of the Year.)””Easy” choice might be pushing it, but who can blame Frazier for his enthusiasm? He and other Mets players have been in awe of what Alonso has done. Padres players have said virtually the same things about Tatís. Both players have been praised for their veteran approach, their mindset and their ability to treat baseball as, well, baseball.TRADE RUMORS: Yankees will trade any prospect for Noah SyndergaardAnother second-generation rookie who spent time with Tatís on the way to the majors still has a hard time grasping just how good his neophyte teammate is.”How fast he’s grown truly, truly impresses me,” Padres right-hander Cal Quantrill told Sporting News. “I know how hard it was for me to get better at each step, and trying to take the next step and trying to make my next start better than the last one, how fast he does it and how fast he learns — the fact that you can get him out one way, the fact that you can’t get him out that way again, that reminds me of the best players I’ve ever watched. That’s, like, wild to me.”A lot of people talk about that. They say, like, ‘I got Trout’ — or whoever your big-name guy is — ‘out on that pitch.’ And that’s how you’re going to attack him and then the next time you face him, they whack a double off the wall. He’s doing that, except he’s 20.””It’s awesome that a bunch of younger guys in the game are coming in and being impactful,” Alonso told SN. “I think that’s really good for the game of baseball.””Impactful” is putting it mildly. It’s common now for rookies and young players to be more productive than newcomers were decades ago: Tatís and Alonso this year, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña Jr. last year, Bellinger and Aaron Judge the year before that — the list goes on. What might be most impressive is how these players have made an impact on their teams: Since 2013, Rookie of the Year winners in both leagues have combined for 60 bWAR.Put aside the on-field numbers for a moment; these two numbers should fascinate you the most: 20, as in Tatís’ age, and 24, as in Alonso’s.If watching those nascent talents share the field doesn’t get you excited about baseball in the coming years, then what will? Not only are both apparently quality teammates, amazing talents and filled with personality, they understand they’re the next in line to represent the sport.”I feel like, not just me, but other guys that are kind of around my age that are knocking on the door, our group of guys that got here before me and guys that got here after me, we got a really good wave of talented players coming up,” Alonso said. last_img read more

Do you Know who is the great BH Football player worth 30 million Euros?

first_imgThe English football club Liverpool is ready to pay 30 million Euros for the BH midfielder, Miralem Pjanić, who plays for the Italian FC Roma.The “Reds” see Pjanić as successor of the club’s great legend, Steven Gerard, who announced he is going to Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season – reports Fena.Pjanić’s weekly salary in Liverpool should be 75 000 E while in Roma he makes around 67 000 E.The German FC Bayern e.g. its coach Pep Guardiola who very much likes his playing style is also interested in Pjanić. (Source: Radio Sarajevo)last_img read more

UnityPoint, Sanford Health merger abruptly halted

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s UnityPoint Health and South Dakota-based Sanford Health have abruptly halted plans to merge.No reason for the decision was given, but Sanford CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft said in a statement that those who worked on the merger “are disappointed that the UnityPoint Health board failed to embrace the vision.”In June, the two regional health care systems announced they would be combining to create one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with more than $11 billion in operating revenue.The merged organization would have employed more than 83,000 staff and 2,600 physicians.UnityPoint operates 32 hospitals and has relationships with 280 physician clinics throughout Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin.Sanford Heath’s organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries.last_img read more