first_img Published on January 6, 2017 at 7:45 pm The one Atlantic Coast Conference team Syracuse can’t seem to beat, Pittsburgh, meets SU on the Carrier Dome floor Saturday at noon for each team’s third conference bout of the season. The Orange (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) on Wednesday night picked up its first ACC win of the year, a 70-55 victory against Miami. The Panthers (12-3, 1-1) also played Wednesday, when they upset No. 11 Virginia 88-76 in overtime at home. Four days earlier, Pitt nearly beat then-No. 24 Notre Dame, falling 78-77.Though Syracuse came away with a double-digit victory against Miami on Wednesday, our beat writers pick SU to fall to Pitt for what would be the sixth straight time. They explain their selections below.Connor Grossman (8-7)Pittsburgh 79, Syracuse 68RelapseThe defensive honeymoon Syracuse enjoyed against Miami will be short lived. Pittsburgh boasts the two most potent scorers in the ACC, including Jamel Artis, who leads the ACC with a 45.8 shooting percentage behind the arc this season. SU skirted past the Hurricanes despite allowing 11 3-pointers, but the Orange won’t be as fortunate on Saturday. Pitt’s multi-faceted offense tilts the game in favor of the Carrier Dome visitors.Matt Schneidman (9-6)Pittsburgh 70, Syracuse 64Artis-tryAdvertisementThis is placeholder textArtis is one of those guys who seems like he’ll never leave college, just to stay around and haunt Jim Boeheim’s dreams. The Pitt forward is the perfect fit to stand at the foul line and orchestrate a dissection of the zone, a la Nigel Hayes of Wisconsin. The Panthers just plastered almost 90 points – granted, in overtime – on a Virginia team allowing around 49 per game. It’ll be a lot tougher for Syracuse’s defense to hold another ACC opponent to under 60 points, especially being Pitt, and don’t expect it to happen Saturday.Paul Schwedelson (10-5)Pittsburgh 72, Syracuse 61Just a band-aidThe Orange’s 70-55 win over Miami was an effective band-aid. But for a team with problems that were still exposed (See: 11 3-pointers allowed) on Wednesday, a band-aid is all it was. In its last game, Pittsburgh scored 88 points against No. 11 Virginia, which boasts the third best adjusted defensive efficiency in the country, per The Panthers also have Artis and Michael Young, the top two scorers in the conference. SU’s win against the Hurricanes was nice, but its defensive problems didn’t just disappear. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino dismissed claims by former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas that prolific striker Harry Kane needs to leave the club if he wants to win trophies.Villas-Boas gave Kane his Premier League debut in 2012, but the England striker’s career only took off once the Portuguese coach departed in December 2013.Kane has now scored 30-plus goals in the past four seasons, but Tottenham’s failure to win a trophy in that time has seen the England striker constantly linked with European champions Real Madrid.“If he has a hunger for trophies and for notoriety he would have to leave Spurs, if he has no hunger for that, but recognition and stability, he would stay at Spurs,” said Villas-Boas this week.However, ahead of Spurs’ FA Cup fifth round replay at home to Rochdale on Wednesday, Pochettino insisted Kane can fulfil his ambitions by staying at his boyhood club.“We are here to develop, to help the club achieve and win titles,” said the Argentine.“Harry is happy here and of course he wants to win titles here like all of us do, but I respect all opinions.” Kane scored his 35th goal of the season two minutes from time to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday.But Spurs’ victory was overshadowed by more accusations of diving by Dele Alli as the midfielder twice saw claims for a penalty waved away in quick succession at Selhurst Park.Pochettino reaffirmed his support for the player, but admitted he had spoken to Alli, who has twice been booked for simulation this season, about the criticism he has received.“He’s very competitive and he wants to win in every action. Of course, he wants to improve,” added Pochettino.“I am not worried about this situation. He’s a clever player and he knows what he needs to do.“Every day we have conversations and meetings about everything. After the game we had a short chat about the situation. It’s our responsibility to help the players with everything.”Pochettino confirmed injured defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld will again sit out against Rochdale, and that he will rotate his side with one eye on next week’s Champions League last 16, second leg against Juventus at Wembley.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgLast month, Governor Andrew Cuomo said healthcare workers would be allowed to use the drug in combination with antibiotics to treat patients with severe cases of the virus.Trump would not let Fauci answer the question about efficacy of hydroxychloroquine.— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 6, 2020 It is likely that Governor Cuomo’s younger brother, CNN Prime Time host Chris Cuomo, who has the coronavirus, has also been prescribed anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to help fight his high fever. To the chagrin of CNN reporters and anchors, New York state health officials say as many as four-thousand coronavirus patients across the state have been given the “unproven” anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to help fight off the coronavirus. President Donald Trump has been touting the potential life-saving benefit of the newly FDA approved drug against COVID-19.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: The Indian ExpressAdvertisement 9xqmNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbodWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ear( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p5x5Would you ever consider trying this?😱sblqCan your students do this? 🌚bkatRoller skating! Powered by Firework Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who kicked off his summer in style with a swashbuckling fifty in the first T20I against Sri Lanka has decided to take an indefinite break from the sport. Advertisement Image Courtesy: The Indian ExpressThe team’s psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd confirmed Maxwell’s decision to take a hiatus through a statement that confirmed that the all-rounder has been struggling with his mental health as of late. Lloyd stated:“Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health. As a result, he will spend a short time away from the game. Glenn was proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with support staff,”Advertisement The right-handed all-rounder’s decision was met with the utmost support from the Aussie camp with the Executive General Manager adding that the well-being of the players and staff is the utmost priority.Australian head coach also commented on the situation by claiming that Maxwell’s joyful demeanor as a mask while adding that Maxwell has been battling issues with his mental health for about a year now.Advertisement “There have been a few times over the last 12 months where I’ve suspected that he was probably battling a little bit, but mainly in Adelaide last week before the first game,”The amount of traveling and stress that the players endure can often deteriorate mental health which is not a matter to be taken lightly. Apart from the 31-year-old, there are several players who have battled issues with mental health which include Marcus Trescothick, Jonathan Trott, and Maninder Singh.Read Also:India beat Sri Lanka to win the Women’s Emerging Asia Cup 2019Bangladesh players train with pollution mask ahead of 1st T20 in Delhi  Advertisementlast_img read more