Published on April 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ CHESTER, Pa. — In Syracuse’s first 13 games, senior Dominic Lamolinara was SU’s starting goalkeeper — occasional poor performances aside. In all but three of those games, junior Bobby Wardwell replaced him at halftime.It’s been a successful recipe. Even in the Orange’s closest games, head coach John Desko has stuck to this formula. But on Sunday, Desko started Wardwell and No. 4 Syracuse (10-4, 2-3 ACC) lost the Atlantic Coast Conference championship to No. 9 Notre Dame (8-5, 2-3 ACC), 15-14, in front of 4,552 fans at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. In his first start since March 16, 2013, Wardwell allowed 14 goals and made just four saves before Lamolinara replaced him at the start of the fourth quarter. “Obviously I didn’t have the best day. I just couldn’t really get into a rhythm like I did on Friday night,” Wardwell said. “Sometimes it just happens.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWardwell earned Sunday’s start with an eight-save performance in the second half of Friday’s comeback victory over Duke. But in the first half of the final, he couldn’t continue that success. The Irish went on a 4-1 run to close the second quarter and had six different goal scorers in the first half.“They got some good shots on Bobby, and I don’t think he really got in the flow of things the way that he wanted to,” Desko said. “It was just a changeup. They were scoring goals.”With the Orange trailing 14-9 through three quarters and Wardwell having allowed seven goals in the third quarter alone, Desko went back to Lamolinara. In the final 15 minutes, the veteran was credited with two saves — both of which on point-blank shots that kept SU’s comeback chances alive — and allowed just one goal. Lamolinara provided the Orange with a glimmer of hope in a late-game rally similar to the one it made in the semifinals against Duke. With SU trailing 15-11, Lamolinara stuffed Notre Dame attack Connor Doyle in close. On the ensuing possession, SU attack Derek Maltz’s behind-the-head goal cut the deficit to 15-12 with seven minutes to play. After Randy Staats and Scott Loy scored two unanswered goals, Irish attack Westy Hopkins had the ball on the doorstep with a chance to put the game away. But once again, Lamolinara caught a shot in between his stick and his chest. With gutsy efforts from Lamolinara, faceoff specialist Chris Daddio and the Syracuse defense, the Orange outscored the Irish 5-1 in the fourth quarter. “Sometimes we were really good and sometimes we weren’t,” UND head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “I would have liked to have about four of those layups in the second half back.” But in a game where SU’s regular starter entered with 15 minutes to play, it was Notre Dame goalkeeper Conor Kelly who made a point-blank save to end the game. Despite the goalkeeper switch, Notre Dame attack Matt Kavanagh said he thought Notre Dame was capable of scoring 15 goals against whoever Syracuse started. “It was going to be a tough game anyway,” Kavanagh said. “(But) we knew we could score that many goals.” Comments
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here’s what you need to know about Anthony Davis, the newest Lakers superstar, whom the team agreed to acquire Saturday from the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.ANTHONY MARSHON DAVIS JR.Age: 26 (born March 11, 1993)Height/weight: 6-foot-10, 255 poundsPosition: Forward/center AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDrafted: Davis was selected with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by New Orleans (known as the Hornets, at the time)2018-19 Stats: 25.9 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.6 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct; 33.1 3-point pct.; 79.4 FT pct.Career Stats: 23.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct, 31.4 3-point pct., 79.5 FT pct.Notable: Davis is a six-time NBA All-Star and has been named to three All-NBA First Teams and three NBA All-Defensive Teams. He also earned a gold medal playing for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. … He played one season of college basketball at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to the national championship. He was the Consensus National Player of the Year, the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, set the NCAA Division I freshman single-season record for blocked shots (186) and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. … He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after the 2012-2013 season, then became an All-Star in his second season, when he led the league in blocked shots per game (2.8). He is the youngest player to score at least 59 points in an NBA game. … In 2017, he was the NBA All-Star Game MVP after setting an All-Star Game scoring record of 52 points. … Davis has played in 13 playoff games, but he never won one until he led the Pelicans to a stunning first-round sweep of Portland last spring. In the Game 4 clincher, he scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half. … He was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team for the first time last season after he led the league in blocked shots (2.6 per game) for the third time in his career. … On Jan. 28, Davis informed the Pelicans he would not sign the super-max contract extension (worth approximately $240 million) only they can offer him this summer and requested a trade. He is eligible to become a free agent by opting out of the final year of his contract in the summer of 2020.Did you know? Davis trademarked his unibrow sayings “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” in June of 2012.
Leon WyckoffLeon Gale Wyckoff, of Wellington, (formerly of Caldwell) died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Wellington at the age of 88.Leon was born the son of Russell and Della (McDannald) Wyckoff on Sunday, September 26, 1926 in Caldwell.On September 1, 1946, Leon and Rose “Dolly” Buresh were united in marriage in Perth. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage. To this union was born two children: Gale and Janie. Leon was a lifelong farmer that loved his land and his Lord. He was a proud member of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Caldwell.Â Survivors include his son Gale Wyckoff (Connie) of Wellington, daughter, Janie Ward (Jody) of Benton, grandson, Chip Wyckoff (Brandy) of Wellington, grandson, Jeff Wyckoff (Sara) of Wellington, grandson, Jay Wyckoff (Tyra) of Wellington, granddaughter, Mindy Runnalls (Jason) of Rose Hill along with his eight great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers: Marvin and Leo Wyckoff.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 13, 2014 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Leon will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, 400 North Main Street, Caldwell.Interment will follow at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell.A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.
COVID-19 was thought to have little effect on children. But according to doctors in New York City, 15 children have been hospitalized for a rare but serious disorder after contracting the coronavirus. The New York City Department of Health issuing a warning for doctors to be on the lookout for this serious syndrome, first reported lat month in Europe.Doctors say the children first showed symptoms including fever, rash and stomach illness, similar to a rare condition called Kawasaki Disease, which causes the inflammation of blood vessels and can lead to heart problems.As a result, The World Health Organization is investigating whether the coronavirus causes some children to develop a rare inflammatory disease, WHO officials said Wednesday.Health officials in the U.K. warned doctors over the weekend that Covid-19 could be causing a rare inflammatory condition in children. Britain’s Pediatric Intensive Care Society said Monday the National Health Service alerted it to a small number of critically ill children presenting with “an unusual clinical picture.” The society noted that many of the children with symptoms of the new inflammatory disease had been diagnosed with Covid-19. The condition was likened to toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease.“We are aware of this report which came out of the United Kingdom about a small number of cases amongst children with this inflammatory response,” WHO’s lead scientist on Covid-19, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, said Wednesday. “We’re looking at this with our clinical network.”It remains unclear what the relationship is between Covid-19 and the inflammatory conditions, but Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, told reporters Monday it is “entirely plausible” that Covid-19 causes the illness.“There are some recent rare descriptions of children in some European countries that have had this inflammatory syndrome, which is similar to the Kawasaki syndrome,” Van Kerkhove said. “But it seems to be very rare.”
BILL NEAL :10 Neal…Neal…Hey Bill Neal…c’mon man you can’t hide in there all day, you have to face “The Heat,” oh my bad. I mean just come out and tell everyone you were wrong. That you underestimated LeBron (aka The King), “D” Wade, Bosh and “The Others.” What? Aw please man ain’t nobody gonna laugh at you because you picked the Lakers…and San Antonio…and Chicago…and Boston…wait, you know what you may be right they might laugh at you for all those teams you picked! Tell ya what, I’ll tell’um for you, but keep in mind I won’t do this for just anybody, but here goes. Hey everybody this is Charles Barkley and I just want to say on behalf of my boy Bill Neal that he knows he was wrong (actually down right stupid if you ask me.) Anyway, that he admits that Fred Crawford and Big “D” were right and he’ll pay you when he sees you. What else? Oh, and that he forgives LeBron for “The Decision” and all is forgiven now let’s move forward (ya’ll know Cleveland ain’t forgiven nothin’) “All hail the king” …. King James that is. Ok, now where was I? Oh yeah, “Ernie”…you, “Shack” and “Kenny” the so called “Jet” …. let’s go, pay up!!!!:09 All that said. Lakers please send Bynum and whoever you want to Orlando and bring Dwight Howard to Showtime and let’s get crackin’ for 2013.:08 I’ve tried to watch the WNBA games. I really have, no honest I have.:07 Have you lost your natural Black mind? (No offense to my fair skin brothers) please go put on Isaac Hayes—Live at the Sahara Tahoe and just remember how great that was…that as we used to say was “The Stuff”…Black Moses baby!:06 Here’s your movie review for “That’s My Boy” now I am telling you straight up this movie is rude, crude and should be sued! It breaks all the rules and crosses all the lines. Matter of fact it double crosses the lines. But you are going to die laughing. But this movie is Rated R for a reason…oh shut up, you watch worse than this when you’re in your basement home alone, yes you do!…yes you do!!! I give it 3 1/2 basketballs.:05 Ok, ok you want sports talk cause this is a sports column, or it’s supposed to be. HHHHHEEEEEEERRRRREEEE we go:—The Steelers go to training camp in 5 weeks.—There’s a Golf Tournament coming. That all I got!—The Pens lost their 2nd best player (don’t ask you know I don’t know his name).—The Pittsburgh Power are done.—The Pittsburgh Passion are coming to Heinz Field.Now there’s your sports, and you can take that to the bank!:04 Speaking of sports stuff and I was. You all need to take some time out and stop and watch a little league baseball game. They’re all around you. A better more relaxed fun filled time can’t be had. Old School Baby!:03 Yea but what about all those bad calls against the Thunder? Neal…let it go!:02 So that she can smile again and have peace for the moment… ya’ll need to know that former Truly Yours Model and director…“Darnella”…is still super fine! (Don’t worry R.C. knows I mean well.) Much love for the loss of your mother.:01 Darryl Gissendanner was laid to rest with tremendous respect by his family and friends. Wonderful words were said about a man whose life ended much to soon and was loved by everyone. Congratulations Clarion, PA., once again you stood tall and showed the world why you are truly the City of Champions. “Giss” would be proud and honored. The ultimate compliment and praise anyone can receive in their home coming celebration is what great things are said about you, and how you will be remembered. That should be your legacy. Here’s The Champions saluting a Champion. A Who’s Who if you will: Sam “Bam” Clancy (Pitt Basketball Super Star and NFL Star), “Rockin’” Ron Carter (L.A. Lakers/Past Pres. Clinton Administrator), Kirk Bruce (Pitt Player/Coach), Dwayne “Hot Dog” Wallace (Pitt Teammate), Jennifer Bruce (Pitt Basketball Star), “Flyin’” Myron Brown (NBA/CBA Star), “Big John” Marshall (European Basketball/Connie Hawkins League Legend), John “Shang-Hi” Matthews (Gannon University/Playground Legend), Cammy Gissendanner (Penn State Basketball Star), Tyus Nedd (Amazing Keynote Speaker), Eric “Truck” Johnson (Clairton Legend), and Davlin “Mushy” Mullen (NY Jets), just to name a few. And no star shined brighter than that of “Peach” his daughter. Like I said when Armon Gilliam died, a huge disappointment to those of you from the basketball and sports circle that weren’t there, if you could have been you should have been! And you know who you are! We Love You and Will Miss You “Giss”~ DOUBLE OVERTIME ~:00 You know it’s Double Overtime, ya just know it!If you don’t have your “Sandy Greene and the Guys” live in concert featuring Jerry Williams ticket by now you’re probably going to have to listen from the parking lot. We’re looking at the first sell-out for Jazz on the Green…you know the rest—Cash Bar—Cash Kitchen (good food too!)—Free Parking—50/50 Prizes and Surprizes—Dress to Impress—Indoor and Outdoor Seating (under cover)—Proceeds to Benefit Champions Safe Summer Programs and The New Connie Hawkins Youth Development Summer Basketball League.—And you ain’t coming ??? Man, that’s messed up!*** “Nicole”, you are now in the Locker Room~ Game Over –Finally ~ Hey Jerry you just had your trial, where you going now??? Well it sure won’t be Disney Land. I’m going to jail for the rest of my life! (Jerry Sandusky you don’t make my Overtime Top Ten) I put you on the outside cause you’re a bad man, a very bad man!!!
Brooklyn Nets Jason Collins speaks during a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center, March 3, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Collins spent part of his off day on Sunday shopping at Costco.He was wise to stock up, because he’ll be staying with Brooklyn for at least a little while longer.The Nets plan to sign Collins to a second 10-day contract, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday.Collins signed his original deal on Feb. 23, becoming the NBA’s first openly gay player, and it expires Tuesday.The Nets then will re-sign him for another 10 days on Wednesday, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the plans haven’t been made public.After that, the Nets would have to sign him for the rest of the season if they wanted to keep him.Collins played the final 2:41 of the Nets’ 96-80 victory over Chicago on Monday, receiving a standing ovation from a sellout crowd of 17,732 that included former NBA Commissioner David Stern when he entered. Collins missed his only shot.“It was cool. It was a lot of fun to go into the game,” he said. “The most important thing was that we got the win.”Collins said before the game that he wasn’t aware of any deal, leaving those details up to his agent. Coach Jason Kidd said those discussions were between management and Collins’ agent, but said his former teammate has been “great, on and off the court.”“Twin is a good friend of mine and he’s a basketball player, but he’s a great person and so that’s why we wanted him on this team and we felt he could help us win,” Kidd said, referring to Collins by the nickname he had during his original stint with the Nets from 2001-08.The Nets still practice in New Jersey even after moving to Brooklyn before last season, so that’s where Collins was Sunday after the Nets got back from their road trip that ended Saturday night in Milwaukee.“It’s kind of funny. Yesterday on my day off I’m driving around Jersey on Route 17 and bringing back a lot of memories from when I was here before,” Collins said.He’s much more famous now after revealing he was gay in a Sports Illustrated article last April. He had been out of the NBA from then until signing with the Nets.Collins said he had plenty of ticket requests from family and friends for Monday’s game, and also saw a number of familiar faces from the old days. The pregame press conference and the overall media attention are new, and Collins believes it won’t last, but understands that for now his sexuality makes him a big story.“Over time it will go down, but as far as doing interviews and talking about it, I’m getting comfortable with the microphone or the camera on me,” he said.He’s more comfortable on the court, even in the limited minutes he gets. Finally finished with his lengthy list of pregame obligations, he was looking forward to helping the Nets in whatever way he could.“Now that that’s all settled, I’ll go out there and just try to focus as much as I can on the game,” Collins said.___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoney