PINSTRIPE : In fitting end to SU career, Carter carries Orange to victory en route to Pinstripe MVP

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments UPDATED: Jan. 23, 2011, 11:37 p.m.NEW YORK –– With Rob Long on his back for all 60 yards, Delone Carter hit the A Gap. Finally.Just like Long – Carter’s former roommate and the Syracuse punter who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor on Dec. 20 – was all night for Carter’s career-high 198 total yards.‘He came up to me after the game and he said he ran with me on his back,’ said Long, who couldn’t play in his and Carter’s final collegiate game due to recent surgery to remove the cancer.‘I know it didn’t look like it when you rush for 200 yards like that.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the first time all year Carter hit that A Gap through the SU offensive line. It sent his running backs coach, Tyrone Wheatley, into a euphoric episode. Wheatley’s screams startled SU offensive play-caller Nathaniel Hackett on his headset. It came with 4:50 remaining in SU’s 36-34 Pinstripe Bowl victory and Carter’s collegiate career. With Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park the sole focus through his facemask, Carter carried a friend on his back.He didn’t only carry Long in this game, though. He carried the entire SU team. His career day saw him surpass perhaps the greatest player in football history, Jim Brown, on the all-time SU rushing list. Carter finished his career with 3,104 rushing yards, good enough for third in SU history. He finished his final season with 1,233 yards with his 198-yard effort on the day, earning Pinstripe Bowl MVP honors.He didn’t literally carry Long and the rest of SU, of course. But Carter could sense it. He accepted the duty of playing the role of the bull. And Long provided the inspiration.Carter ran with it.‘It wasn’t just one run, the whole game I ran hard,’ Carter said. ‘And I know Rob wishes he could have been out there. I felt him out there with us.’He could feel Long. Not only on the 60-yard scamper to paydirt which propelled Syracuse to the deciding field goal in the thrilling victory. But also on each of his MVP-garnering 27 carries and two touchdowns, averaging 7.3 yards per touch.The season was a final chance for Carter at redemption after he pled guilty to assaulting a fellow Syracuse student last February. The suspension forced Carter to remove himself from what Hackett described as ‘Carter’s family,’ the SU football team, all summer. But Carter returned stronger, with what Hackett described as a ‘better mind’.The final game at Yankee Stadium was the perfect curtain call for Carter’s second chance. He was the MVP. The hero. The 5-foot-9, 220-pound back from Akron bulldozing Kansas State’s defense. In his last stand he eclipsed Brown’s SU marks, a promise he made in person to Brown five years ago as a high school senior in Ohio. And he was the MVP in front of his mother, April-Carter White, and his little cousin Taliyah, who both made the trek from Akron despite the past week’s horrid weather.Carter’s mother and cousin cherished the opportunity to treasure the MVP trophy with Carter after the game – a trophy Carter’s fellow SU running back Antwon Bailey said had to be Carter’s. There was no other option after a performance of this magnitude. Even if SU wide receiver Marcus Sales hauled in three touchdowns for 172 yards in a breakout performance.‘Not even close,’ Bailey said when asked if Carter warranted the MVP. ‘Marcus had a good game, but when you take in consideration everything, Delone deserves it.’Carter deserved a lot as the main weapon in SU’s season-high 498 total yards of offense. But he also said he felt a lot on this night. Not just the presence and will of Long running as a part of him.There was the feeling of his stepfather, Robert White, and his grandmother, Naomi Carter, watching at home. The feeling of need to call his three-year-old son Caden as soon as he finished speaking with reporters. The feeling of Carter perhaps creeping into the third round of the NFL Draft. Fellow SU senior Derrell Smith said Carter ‘certainly did’ improve his draft stock.Paramount, though, was the feeling of fate, as Carter carried Syracuse to his Promised Land.‘I felt like it was meant to be,’ Carter said. ‘And I went out, and it happened.’aolivero@syr.educenter_img Published on December 30, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

USC blows out UCLA to advance in Pac-12 tournament

first_imgThe No. 7 Trojans defeated the No. 10 Bruins 95-71 on Wednesday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to advance in the Pac-12 tournament.USC finished with a perfect 3-0 record against UCLA this season, the first three-game sweep since the 1941-1942 season.Despite the Bruins’ 96-70 victory over the Trojans just a year ago in the Pac-12 tournament, USC found a way to overcome UCLA thanks to clutch 3-point shooting, strong defensive play, superior rebounding and effective ball distribution.“It was our intensity on defense,” sophomore Jordan McLaughlin said in a post-game interview with the Pac-12 Network. “When we get stops and are able to get in transition … we were able to get easy buckets.”USC was up 14-2 early, opening 4-of-5 from 3-point range. The Bruins closed the lead to just four, but, like the teams’ last two meetings, the small lead would not last for long, as the Men of Troy exploded for 18 points in the last six minutes of the first half, entering halftime with a 48-29 advantage.Junior guard Julian Jacobs was the game’s leading scorer and distributor in the first half, ending the half with 11 points to go along with seven assists, while UCLA’s leading scorer Bryce Alford was held without a field goal in the first half.After 20 minutes of gameplay, freshmen forwards Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu combined for 15 of USC’s 48 points off of 63 percent shooting. Three electrifying dunks from Metu and three deep 3-pointers from Boatwright signaled USC’s control of the first half.Boatwright led the Trojans with 19 points, making 5-of-9 from distance. McLaughlin added 18 points, while junior forward Nikola Jovanovic finished with 16. Metu added 10 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.“We just wanted to come out and just keep doing what we were doing in those two games [against UCLA],” Metu told the Pac-12 Network. “Coach ran some great plays, and I found a way to drive to the basket.”The Trojans continued to excel in the second half. To start the half, USC extended its lead to 23 points on a free throw by Jovanovic, giving the Trojans a 54-31 advantage.It helped that UCLA sophomore forward Thomas Welsh fouled out with 9:09 left in the game. Before Welsh fouled out, the junior was leading the Bruins with 12 points.Without Welsh’s scoring and rebounding threats, Metu and Boatwright dominated the interior, finishing the contest with a combined 20 rebounds and 29 points.95 points is the most USC has ever scored against UCLA and the Trojans ended the night with seven players with nine points or more.With their historic 24-point win over the Bruins, the Trojans solidified their place in not only the second round of the Pac-12 tournament, but also a likely spot in the subsequent NCAA tournament.The Trojans will go on to face No. 2 Utah in the second round on Thursday night.“Utah’s a really tough team, but we feel we match up really well with them,” Metu said. “We’re just going to watch film and get ready for tomorrow.”The Utes and Trojans are set to tip off at 6:15 p.m.last_img read more

Mixed injury news in Tipp hurling camp

first_imgSeamus Callanan is expected to return to training this week ahead of the Tipperary Senior hurlers’ championship opener against Cork.Speaking at the launch of the Munster GAA championships in Killarney last night manager Michael Ryan is hopeful of a full recovery after the Drum n’Inch clubman missed the league final due to a broken thumb.There are fresh injury concern over Bonner Maher after he pulled a hamstring injury during club action at the weekend and Ryan says he’s seen the physio but the extent of his injury won’t be known for the next 24/48 hours. Niall O’ Meara is also a doubt with back strain Meanwhile Tipperary captain Paudie Maher says the Premier will be out to rectify the result of the league final when they take on Cork in a fortnightlast_img read more

SIS and Unibet in exclusive horseracing and greyhounds deals

first_img Sports Information Services (SIS) has entered into a fresh partnership with global gaming operator Unibet, to deliver horseracing and greyhounds lives pictures and data from worldwide racecourses.Providing the Kindred Group brand with its British and Irish greyhound service, taking in a market of 42 fixtures per week, the live pictures and data suppliers will also be supplying Early Prices, allowing Unibet to open markets to its customers much earlier. Sandra McWilliams, Director of Sales at SIS, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with Unibet to help them launch their 24/7 racing product and our exclusive greyhound and horseracing content will provide their customers with round the clock competitive betting action.”As well as its UK focused agreement, the deal also includes live pictures from Latin American racecourses, covering 2,750 races per annum, as well as Dubai Racing, featuring 220 meetings from Meydan and Jebel Ali and a further 296 races from its Mauritian courses.  Erik Bäcklund, Head of Sportsbook at Kindred Group, said: “This new partnership with SIS will see us deliver a much more comprehensive greyhounds and horse racing betting product to our customers, featuring thousands of events across numerous time zones.“This allows us to provide our customers with live content already proven to be a success elsewhere, ensuring the best possible betting experience at times that suit them.”Unibet details that it is currently going through a revamp, expansion and enhancement of its racing offering, with the content and expertise providing by SIS in the area set to assist the process. StumbleUpon Share Share Submit Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 SIS adds Irish Greyhound Derby to its portfolio August 13, 2020last_img read more

Global Gaming appoints Tre Kronor Stockholm to up media profile

first_img Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer February 12, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Ninja collapse sees Global Gaming move to redefine business November 21, 2019 Share Share Global Gaming granted licence review permit following Swedish appeal January 9, 2020 Stockholm-listed online gambling group Global Gaming has confirmed the appointment of Tre Kronor as its lead media agency, tasked with expanding the coverage of its industry portfolio.Updating the market, Global Gaming informs that the company has secured a significant increase in its marketing budget, planning for heightened exposure of its online gambling properties ahead of the Swedish market’s re-regulation in 2019.Stockholm-based Tre Kronor will lead the media planning and buying accounts of Global Gaming flagship property NinjaCasino, and new online casino brand SpelLandet.Commenting on the update Morten Madsen, CMO of Global Gaming, said: “Partnering with Tre Kronor Media is a natural development for Global Gaming. Considering our unprecedented organic growth in Sweden, where we have taken a significant share of the market, utilising Tre Kronor Media’s expertise directly follows our current strategy of including high quality internal and external expertise.Madsen further details, that Global Gaming has partnered with one of Sweden’s most successful and media savvy agencies, with Tre Kronor recognised as a seven-time winner of the ‘Media Agency of the Year Award’.“With the addition of Spellandet.com to our Swedish Product portfolio, working with Tre Kronor Media will help us ensure we keep increasing our already considerable market share ahead of the Swedish re-regulation.”last_img read more

Appiah relishing semi-final clash

first_imgIt’s been a journey to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with all sides in the last-four coming from the West African bloc.Familiar sides Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Mali will be in action on Wednesday in the last four games.Now, only one team stands in the way between Ghana and the final. And it’s Burkina Faso.Both sides meet at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday with kick off at 18:30 GMT.Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah, has been reflecting on the West African dominance at the Nations Cup and insists that the similarity in playing styles means that the small details will make the big difference.“Our style of play and mentality is somehow almost the same,” Appiah said on the eve of the semi-final meeting with Burkina Faso. “Burkina Faso have got a good team. At this level, it takes little, little things to be successful. They are doing very well defensively.“Their midfield and defence is very good. It’s not going to be easy. We will have to do extra work and fight to get the win.“As a team, they are very good. I would not pick individuals but they have some key players that you automatically have to pay attention to them.”last_img read more

Middendorp out, Larsen back at Celtic

first_imgAbsa Premiership side Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday announced the axing of  former Kotoko coach Ernst Middendorp after a string of poor results.The club said in a statement that, unfortunately, positive results were not forthcoming and both parties deemed it appropriate to mutually terminate the contract.The Free State-based side revealed that former coach, Clinton Larsen will immediately take over as head coach with his first assignment against Mpumalanga Black Aces on Wednesday. He will be assisted by the club’s former greats, Lehlohonolo Seema and Simon Gopane as the goalkeeper coach.Phunya Selesele have been struggling for sometimes and are currently positioned 10th after fifteen matches, having won only four, drawn five and losing six.The club also announced that Middendorp’s assistants, Fadlu Davids and goalkeeper coach Ronnie Kanalelo, will also be no longer part of the club.last_img read more

SEE THE FIXTURES: Joy Sports Invitational 2016 draw

first_imgThe draw for the 10th edition of the annual JOY Sports Invitational tournament was held at the premises of the Multimedia Group on Friday.The games will be played on April 30 at the El Wak Stadium, but the 14 teams slugging were at the live draw to finalize the match-ups.The event was streamed live on Multi TV and Joy FM.The most credible and reliable corporate games in Ghana has seen increasing participation in the last nine years.The gamesSoccerVolleyballBasketballTable tennisUnisex relay100m dash (men)50m dash (women) Meanwhile, the focus will be on the Team Multimedia who have already declared a sporting war on all contenders for this season’s title.The teamsBest Western HotelCargillEmigohFatom ConstructionGHACEMGTPMcDan SHippingMultimedia GroupNugget EngineeringRegency View EstatesSapholdaSDC FinanceNestle Ghana Ltd|UnirobTHE FIXTURES –last_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw gives up two home runs in 3-2 loss to Milwaukee Brewers

first_imgBy Robert Moralesrobert.morales@langnews.com@RMoralesPT on TwitterClayton Kershaw on Saturday night was trying to become the first Dodgers pitcher to win 12 in a row since Burt Hooton did it in 1975. But Kershaw, who is rapidly gaining support for not only winning the Cy Young Award but the National League MVP award, showed he’s human. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kershaw gave up a two-run home run to Ryan Braun in the fourth inning and a home run to Carlos Gomez in the sixth and that was enough for the Milwaukee Brewers to emerge with a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers before 50,849 at Dodger Stadium.Kershaw pitched a complete game. He allowed three runs on five hits. He struck out 11 and walked none while throwing 97 pitches. His last loss before Saturday was May 28 against Cincinnati at Dodger Stadium.Yovani Gallardo (8-6) picked up the victory. He threw eight innings and gave up just one run on six hits. He struck out three and walked one on 96 pitches. Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 38th save, but not before giving up a leadoff home run to Matt Kemp – his 15th.The first-place Dodgers (70-55) lost a game in the standings and now lead San Francisco by 4 1/2 games in the NL West. They have lost 11 of their past 15 games to Milwaukee at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are 1-4 against the Brewers this season as they recently lost two of three at Milwaukee.center_img The first-place Brewers (69-55) picked up a game in the standings and now lead the St. Louis Cardinals by three games in the NL Central. In his previous start Aug. 10, Kershaw pitched eight innings and gave up just a run in a 5-1 Dodgers victory at Milwaukee.“Yeah, really good again today, I thought better than the other day in Milwaukee,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Kershaw. “Milwaukee was a battle for him. Tonight it seemed cleaner, it seemed easier.”Kershaw was bummed, yet complimentary.“Yeah, it’s a tough game,” he said. “It comes down to, I got out-pitched. Yovani pitched better than I did, we lost the game. It was a good game, a clean game. Both guys were pitching all right. I just made more mistakes than he did and it showed up on the scoreboard.”Kershaw was told what Mattingly said about him pitching better than he did in Milwaukee. He agreed.“Yeah, it’s funny,” he said. “I felt like I pitched so much better than I did in Milwaukee. But, obviously, the scoreboard said differently. So the stuff was definitely better and the command was better. But that’s just the way it goes sometimes.“The scoreboard doesn’t reflect how you feel and I guess I got lucky in Milwaukee, and paying for it here.”Milwaukee went nine up and nine down over the first three innings, but Gomez broke that string with a leadoff double to left off in the fourth inning. Kershaw induced Jonathan Lucroy to ground out to shortstop, which brought Braun to the plate.With fans chanting “cheater, cheater” as Braun was dueling with Kershaw, Braun got in the last laugh when he hit an opposite-field home run – his 15th – that just got over the fence in right for a 2-0 lead.“He’s the best pitcher in baseball and he’s been on an incredibly great run,” Braun said of Kershaw, whose ERA rose all the way up to 1.86 from 1.78. “It’s extremely difficult to beat him, and it hasn’t happened much this year.“So for us to do that is an impressive accomplishment and something we’re proud of. To split those two games he started is encouraging for us.”Braun in late July 2013 was suspended for the rest of that season for violating the league’s drug policy.The Dodgers got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning when Carl Crawford hit an infield single off Gallardo, stole his 17th base and came home on a single to center by Justin Turner, who was thrown out at second when the throw from the outfield was cut off.The Brewers got that run back in the top of the sixth, however, when Gomez led off with a long home run deep into the left-field bullpen. It was Gomez’s 19th of the season.“He was mixing, he has that little slider, cutter and slipping a breaking ball in,” Turner said of Gallardo. “He had pretty good command, throwing it just off the plate when he wanted to and throwing it for a strike when he needed to get ahead.”Brewers manager Ron Roenicke couldn’t say enough about Gallardo. He lowered his ERA from 3.44 to 3.32.“Yo was just outstanding,” Roenicke said. “He had great command and an outstanding fastball. He pitched off the fastball the whole game while mixing in his slider and curveball. He really dominated. That’s a good club, and you can’t mess around and make mistakes against them.”The teams will complete their series Sunday when Dan Haren (10-9) takes on Wily Peralta (14-7) at 1:10 p.m.last_img read more

Bonsignore: LA Lakers, GM Mitch Kupchak look to future without Kobe Bryant

first_imgWelp, Kupchak thought to himself, now is as good a time as any.So he whipped out his eraser, placed it to one side of the name Kobe Bryant just as he’d done so many others over the years, and swiped in the opposite direction.“When I lifted the eraser, the name was still there,” Kupchak said, shaking his head.Maybe it’s true, the old saying.Heroes die. But legends live forever. At least on white boards.Kupchak eventually used some cleanser and a rag, but he was finally able to completely erase Kobe Bryant from the board.Poof.Kobe Bryant was no longer a part of the Lakers present or future. If the Lakers organization is smart, they should take that same eraser and wipe away the confusion and dysfunction that’s hindered them the last few years.And begin their future with a completely clean slate.The end of the Kobe Bryant chapter also means a huge window opening to a vast horizon. One that includes at least $60 million to spend under the salary cap to entice multiple high-end free agents, a young nucleolus to build around, and the removal of the shadow an injured Kobe cast over the Lakers plans the last two years. The Lakers have a lot going for them in their quest to rebuild.Plenty of money and free agents like Kevin Durant and others to pursue.A group of talented young players, and a potential top three pick to add another youngster or an asset to acquire veteran help. And an aging Kobe Bryant removed from the equation.As far as jumping off points for an award-winning script, the Lakers could not be situated any better.That isn’t to say they will compete for an NBA title next year, but they can absolutely take some decisive steps in that direction.But there are issues.Head coach Byron Scott may or may not still be on the job by this time next week. There is literally no clarity on his position moving forward right now.The basketball operations department headed by Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak are either in the first half of a true rebuild or the last leg – and their jobs might hang in the balance depending on the interpretation of where the rebuild stands.Buss said two years ago if the Lakers weren’t competing for Western Conference supremacy in three years he failed at his job and he’d step aside.His sister, Jeanie Buss, expects him to honor his word.So does that mean if the Lakers aren’t in the Western Conference finals next year Jim Buss and Kupchak are cleared out?Or, with the shadow and salary implications of Kobe no longer a factor, are they judged from this point forward and does appreciable progress next season enable them to stay in charge and see the course through?What is scary is all of the above is intertwined.And if the Lakers truly want to seize the moment they’ve been afforded, they need to clear those issues up now.And Jeanie and Jim Buss are the only people who can do that by declaring what the real expectations are for next season.Is it Western Conference finals or bust?Or does showing obvious improvement mean continuity?There is not a second to waste.If Scott gets fired, what good coach wants to come aboard right now knowing the basketball operations staff that hires him might be gone by this time next year?What free agent will sign on knowing the coach and front office they pledge to might not be in place by the end of next season?Why wait to create clarity?Or define interpretation?The Lakers have a chance to make a huge leap next season, but it might not result in a Western Conference final.Jeanie and Jim Buss need to declare what is sufficient to keeping the current plan intact and what isn’t.When Kupchak erased Kobe Bryant’s name from the white board, in some ways he cleaned the Lakers slate moving forward.vincent.bonsignore@langnews.com @DailyNewsVinny on Twitter There is a white board inside the office of Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, on which the Lakers’ current roster is written in custom marker. In the natural course of sports business, players come and players go. And when they leave the Lakers, Kupchak takes out an eraser and wipes their names away.For the last 20 years, the one constant on Kupchak’s board was Kobe Bryant. He was the foundation piece the Lakers constructed two separate championship eras around that yielded five championships, and a lighthouse that helped navigate them out of danger.The sports world is nothing but not one of flux. For the Lakers, Bryant provided a rock of stability.Kupchak found himself staring at that white board on Friday before meeting with reporters. As he did his eyes eventually locked in on Kobe Bryant. As he sat there looking at it, it dawned on Kupchak what needed to be done. After all, the Lakers season had been over for two days now, and as hard as it was to contemplate, so too was the illustrious career of one of the greatest Lakers of them all. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more