Growing pains

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Didier Deschamps explains Alexandre Lacazette snub from France’s latest squad

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 May 2019 2:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link53Shares Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette has missed out on a place in France’s latest squad (EPA)Didier Deschamps has revealed that Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette missed out on a place in France’s latest squad because of Sevilla forward Wissam Ben Yedder.Lacazette has not played for France since he scored twice in a 2-2 draw with Germany in November 2017 and was named on the standby list for Deschamps’ World Cup squad last summer.Ben Yedder, meanwhile, only made his senior debut for France last year but the 28-year-old has had a superb season with Sevilla, scoring 30 goals in all competitions.However, after selecting Ben Yedder for France’s squad ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra next month, Deschamps insists the door remains open for Lacazette.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘There’s no reason for us not to see him again, I had a difficult choice to make, with Ben Yedder coming out of a big season too,’ said Deschamps. FRANCE’S LATEST SQUAD GOALKEEPERS: Alphonse Areola (PSG), Benjamin Lecomte (Montpellier), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Mike Maignan (Lille)DEFENDERS: Lucas Digne (Everton), Leo Dubois (Lyon), Clément Lenglet (Barcelona), Ferland Mendy (Lyon), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Everton)MIDFIELDERS: N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham)STRIKERS: Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla FC), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Florian Thauvin (Marseille) Advertisement Wissam Ben Yedder has scored 30 goals for Sevilla this season (Getty Images) Comment ‘You have the right to have a preference for Alexandre, like others have for Wissam.‘I have a choice to make and I chose Wissam‘He has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season. He scored in big games, he knows how to play in alone in attack. He’s named in this group of attackers as another option at one time or another.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Didier Deschamps explains Alexandre Lacazette snub from France’s latest squadlast_img read more

Beautiful and breezy property in Bridgeman Downs

first_imgThe home at 174 Bangalow St, Bridgeman Downs.This area also flows through to the paved patio overlooking the backyard.The downstairs floor plan includes the parents’ bedroom and ensuite, so there’s privacy away from the kid’s bedrooms on the second level. There’s an extra informal upstairs lounge room too, which allowed the family to spread out even further. The home at 174 Bangalow St, Bridgeman Downs.Mario Napoli and wife Mary decided 174 Bangalow St, Bridgeman Downs was the perfect spot to raise kids and eventually welcome grandchildren.The couple chose a site perched on top of a hill so the breezes were constant throughout the year making it an ideal position to enjoy Brisbane summers.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Mr Napoli then built a home to fulfil the tick-list elements the family desired in their next nest. The home at 174 Bangalow St, Bridgeman Downs.The two-level house has been beautifully finished. Not only does it feature high quality fixtures and fittings throughout, the home includes design elements to help set it apart, such as stepped cornices, elevated ceilings and ornate stair banisters.On the lower level, formal living rooms lead through to the open plan kitchen and family space which the couple say became the hub of the home. The home at 174 Bangalow St, Bridgeman Downs.IF spacious contemporary living tops your checklist, there’s little doubt you’ll be drawn to Bridgeman Downs and its impressive range of properties.Throw in a chance to buy a home constructed by a builder for his own family, and you’ll soon realise you’re onto a winner. The home at 174 Bangalow St, Bridgeman Downs.The owners were green thumbs, with a lovingly maintained yard that includes a very cool circular paved path to the rear framing a featured palm. There’s also a vegetable patch for any budding suburban farmers.The home has already garnered a lot of interest among those keen to acquire a big, bold, beautiful dwelling on its sizeable plot.last_img read more

Forum Names New Chief Executive Officer

first_imgForum Energy Technologies has named C.Christopher Gaut as a chief executive officer, to replace Prady Iyyanki. Gaut will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors, the company noted.Cris Gaut said, “Forum is a strong company with tremendous talent and significant upside potential. It is a privilege to be asked to lead the company once again. We will be working very hard to drive superior execution, improve margins and generate free cash flow. There is a wealth of untapped value within Forum and I am excited to get to work.“We sincerely thank Prady for his dedication, loyalty and contributions to Forum, and wish him well in the future.”Gaut is a seasoned oil and gas industry executive. He has served as a member of Forum’s board of directors since 2006 and as chairman since 2010.In addition, Gaut previously served as Forum’s chief executive officer from 2010 to May 2017.He served at Halliburton as president of the Drilling and Evaluation Division and prior to that as CFO, from March 2003 through April 2009. Prior to joining Halliburton in 2003, Gaut was CFO and co-chief operating officer of Ensco International.last_img read more

Lambert extends Villa deal

first_img Press Association “I’m delighted to have the support of our chairman, Randy Lerner, and Tom Fox, our new chief exec, and I’m determined that we continue building the club to where we all want it to be,” Lambert told the official Villa website. “This is a massive football club, a fantastic football club. I knew the first two years would be tough but we’ve made progress and now we’re beginning to see the benefits of all of that hard work. “We’re in a much healthier position on and off the pitch and, with a continued sensible approach, we believe we’re on the right road to build upon the strong start we’ve made this season in the Barclays Premier League. “The bar had to be raised, everyone has stepped up and there will be continued improvement. “We can look to the future with real optimism and a determination to make this season successful, and the seasons that follow. “On a personal note I’d like to express my thanks to the chairman for his continued support and to the fans who have been really supportive towards myself, the staff and, most importantly, the team.” Villa chief executive Fox said Lambert had established a strong platform on which the club intends to continue building. “I am delighted that we have extended manager Paul Lambert’s contract to the end of the 2017-18 season,” Fox said. “Paul and Randy had been in discussions regarding this move when I came on board and we concluded our agreement last week. “We have a long-term vision for Villa and Paul is completely integrated into our plan to manage the club carefully and ambitiously back to a position in the Barclays Premier League appropriate to our history and collective expectations.” Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has extended his contract at the club until June 2018.center_img Lambert has had two difficult seasons at Villa Park since he joined from Norwich in the summer of 2012 – Villa finishing 15th in both Barclays Premier League campaigns. But Villa have made an excellent start this time around, winning three and drawing one of their four Premier League games, with Saturday’s 1-0 win at Liverpool taking them into second place behind Chelsea. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Another person with direct knowledge of the agreement between the league and the players’ union tells The Associated Press that relief in the 2020 salary cap is being provided to the 32 teams.Among the players who are already opting out:— Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Andrew Billings has opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns. Billings signed a one-year free-agent contract with Cleveland in March after spending three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 6-foot-1, 328-pounder was going to give the Browns some size and depth up front. Billings is the third Cleveland player who has chosen not to play, following guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck. The Browns also placed wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley on the reserve/COVID-19 list.— Linebacker Skai Moore has become the first Indianapolis Colts player to opt out of playing the 2020 season because of the coronavirus. Moore has been a backup linebacker and special teams player the last two seasons for Indy. He appeared in a total of 10 games over those two seasons. Players who opt out voluntarily will receive a $150,000 stipend. Those who receive a medical opt out will receive $350,000.— The Jacksonville Jaguars have cleared starting quarterback Gardner Minshew from the COVID-19 list. Minshew spent the last two days in mandatory quarantine after being in close contact with someone infected. Safety Andrew Wingard also was activated from the COVID-19 list Tuesday. Minshew, Wingard and receiver Michael Walker are roommates in Jacksonville and have been for more than a year. Walker remains on the list. Jacksonville had an NFL-leading dozen players on the COVID-19 list Monday, with most of them being rookies and second-year players like Minshew, Wingard and Walker. The Jaguars are expected to hold their first training camp practice next Wednesday. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university sports doctor Larry Nassar. Sixty-five-year-old Kathie Klages was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassar’s abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She also was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months probation. Klages said in a tearful statement that she did not remember being told about abuse and apologized to victims if the conversations occurred. Klages is the second person other than Nassar to be convicted of charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment.NASCAR-ILLEGAL TEST MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman has opted out of the 2020 season amid concerns about the coronavirus. He will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. Bateman posted a video on Twitter that he narrated in explanation of his decision. The university confirmed his departure, which Bateman called “the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make in my life.” The native of Tifton, Georgia, totaled 111 receptions, 1,923 yards and 17 touchdowns over two seasons. Bateman was a third team All-American in 2019. He won the Big Ten Conference’s receiver of the year award.DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-COACHFormer coach gets 90 days in connection with Nassar case In other NFL news: — Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the signing, the Bucs add another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. The 32-year-old McCoy is entering his 12th NFL season. — The New York Giants improved their pass rush by re-signing linebacker Markus Golden. The Giants announced Tuesday the signing on their leader in sacks last season. Golden’s contract is a one-year tender for $5.1 million. Golden had 10 sacks in 2019, more than twice the total of any other Giants defender. The 29-year-old is entering his sixth season.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MINNESOTA-BATEMANGophers star Bateman skips season amid virus worry, goes pro It was the Mavs’ first victory since arriving at Walt Disney World and allowed them to remain the only NBA to avoid three straight losses this season.In other action:—Damian Lillard scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony hit a big 3-pointer late to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-102 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Blazers led by one before Lillard made one of two free throws. Anthony’s 3 then extended the lead to 107-102 when less than a minute to go. Anthony had 15 points and 11 rebounds. James Harden led Houston with 23 points and nine assists on a night he was slowed by foul trouble. Jeff Green added a season-high 22 points —Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3s to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Luwawu-Cabarrot finished with a career-high 26 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 16 points playing only the first half for Milwaukee, which now has lost two of three seeding games. —T.J. Warren scored 32 points and Myles Turner added 21 to send the Indiana Pacers past Orlando 120-109 for their third consecutive victory. Warren has topped the 30-point mark in each game at Walt Disney World and tied Jermaine O’Neal’s franchise record for most points in a three-game stretch with 119. Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Magic. — Shane Bieber overcame two solo home runs to pitch into the eighth inning, Franmil Reyes hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. The Indians played their third consecutive game without manager Terry Francona, who continues to undergo tests in Cleveland for a gastrointestinal condition. — Austin Meadows got two hits after missing the first 10 games of the season with the coronavirus and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their losing streak at five by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1. Boston lost its fourth in a row, including a three-game sweep at Yankees Stadium over the weekend, and fell to 3-8 overall. —The Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel.MLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARDINALS-MOLINAMolina among Cardinals who tested positive Following one final delay in their effort to return from a miserable coronavirus-induced hiatus, the Marlins found enough power and pitching within their vastly overhauled roster to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 Tuesday night. Francisco Cervelli and Jesús Aguilar homered for the Marlins, who had their season halted after 18 players tested positive for COVID-19 following the opening series in Philadelphia.All the happiness that playing baseball brings was displayed when Cervelli slammed a 3-1 pitch from John Means over the left-field wall to give Miami a 1-0 lead in the fifth. The players in the dugout cheered, and Cervelli saluted them as the rounded third and headed for home.In other Tuesday action:— Mike Trout homered in his first plate appearance as a father, Albert Pujols moved one step closer to Willie Mays on the career home runs list and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3. Trout missed four games while on paternity leave for the birth of his son, Beckham Aaron Trout. He returned with a solo shot to left-center in the first inning on a day full of news for the Angels as top prospect Jo Adell also made his debut. Pujols hit a two-run homer later in the first for a 3-0 lead, giving him 659 for his career, one behind Mays on the career list.— Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit solo homers, George Springer added a two-run double and the Houston Astros roughed up Madison Bumgarner in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Altuve hit his homer in the first inning and Correa followed with another in the second. The Astros put the game away in the fifth inning with five runs, including two on Springer’s bases-loaded double. The Diamondbacks have lost five of six games. Bumgarner had a rough night, giving up eight runs over 4 1/3 innings. DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback’s wife toward the NFL.The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. Stafford was listed on it Saturday, but the team said Tuesday his testing sequence for the pre-entry period was: negative, negative, false positive — then the next three tests were all negative.The team issued a statement saying Stafford does not have the virus and never did.In other NFL news:— NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players. There also are opt-out provisions for players who experience emergency or extenuating circumstances during the season due to the coronavirus. — A group of House Democrats has called for the name of former baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to be pulled off future Most Valuable Player plaques. It’s an idea endorsed by several players who have won the award. U.S. Reps. Gil Cisneros of California and Cedric Richmond of Louisiana sent a letter signed by 28 members of Congress on Tuesday to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America asking for action. In late June, former NL MVPs Barry Larkin, Mike Schmidt and Terry Pendleton told The Associated Press they would favor removing Landis’ name from the trophy because of concerns over his handling of Black players.NBA-SCHEDULEDoncic’s triple-double sends Mavericks past Kings in OTLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic punctuated a triple-double by making the tiebreaking shot with 1:57 left in overtime Tuesday and leading the Dallas Mavericks past the Sacramento Kings, 114-110.Doncic was sensational, finishing with 34 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 12 assists. Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and seven rebounds before fouling out late in regulation. NHL-SCHEDULE-HURRICANES-RANGERSAho, Reimer help Hurricanes beat Rangers 4-1 for sweepTORONTO (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored twice in the third period while James Reimer was strong in net to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night and sweep the Stanley Cup qualifier series. Warren Foegele scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period for the Hurricanes. Reimer added 37 saves for the Hurricanes in his first start of the series. Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers. Rookie Igor Shesterkin finished with 27 saves in his postseason debut for New York.In other Tuesday action:— The Nashville Predators stumbled in their postseason opener by falling into an early hole, putting themselves in a must-win situation for Game 2. Behind steady goaltending and a dedication to clogging shooting lanes, the Predators snatched the momentum back less than 24 hours before Game 3. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB SCHEDULE-MARLINS-ORIOLESTriumphant return for retooled Marlins, who beat Orioles 4-0BALTIMORE (AP) — Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring. —Aware of how much back-to-back losses could devastate their playoff hopes, the Calgary Flames wrested momentum back in their series with the Winnipeg Jets with a 6-2 win Tuesday. The Flames lead the best-of-five qualifying series 2-1. Game 4 is Thursday.—Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series. Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin also scored, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots in a game New York overcame a pair of one-goal deficits. Mike Hoffman had a goal and assist and captain Aleksander Barkov also scored for Florida, which is one loss from going one-and-done in the playoffs for a fifth consecutive time. —Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 left in the game after his head made violent contact with Columbus’ Oliver Bjorkstrand behind the Blue Jackets net. He was taken to a hospital.NFL-STAFFORD-FALSE POSITIVELions say Stafford’s test was a false positive NASCAR penalizes Xfinity team for illegal test at DaytonaCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined an Xfinity Series team $50,000 because driver Alex Labbe violated the testing policy for the road course at Daytona International Speedway.NASCAR will race on that configuration for the first time later this month and is not holding any practice sessions before the events. The sanctioning body has said drivers may participate in only one race that weekend in an effort to prevent competitors from gaining experience on the course.In an attempted workaround of the rules, Labbe went to an SCCA event last weekend at Daytona to try to learn the circuit. NASCAR officials caught wind of his presence and ordered Labbe off the track. August 5, 2020 — Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat never trailed in beating the Boston Celtics 111-106. The Heat remained alone in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics had their lead for the No. 3 seed cut to 1 1/2 games over the Heat. Miami has a game lead on Indiana and improved to 2-1 so far in the seeding games despite Jimmy Butler sitting out with a sore right ankle.— Devin Booker made a turnaround jumper over Paul George as time expired, capping a 35-point performance and giving the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns improved to 3-0 in the bubble as they chase a playoff spot. Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 27 points and George added 23. In NBA news:—Jamal Crawford made his Brooklyn debut and it ended quickly. Crawford hurt his left hamstring in the second quarter of the Nets’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Crawford had five points and three assists in six minutes off the bench. He got hurt while being guard by Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, who appeared to step on Crawford’s foot. —The Memphis Grizzlies will be without forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. for whatever remains of this season after he hurt his left knee. The Grizzlies said Jackson was hurt when he landed awkwardly after making contact with an opponent while contesting a shot. Further evaluation found a meniscus tear in his left knee. Jackson is expected to make a full recovery. — Max Fried boosted Atlanta’s depleted rotation by allowing only one run in six innings, Austin Riley hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1. Riley pulled a 3-2 pitch from Matt Shoemaker into the Blue Jays’ bullpen behind the left-field wall in the fifth. It was the third homer allowed by Shoemaker. Matt Adams and Tyler Flowers hit homers in the second. Fried was thrust into the role of staff ace when Mike Soroka suffered a torn right Achilles tendon on Monday night, ending his season. —Stephen Piscotty hit Oakland’s second walkoff grand slam of the year and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.— José Berríos pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. The Twins won their fifth in a row and improved to 9-2 for the second time in the team’s 60-year history. The game was delayed for nine minutes in the fifth inning and players were pulled off the field when the drone flew over center field. A few pitchers in the bullpen threw balls at the flying intruder but missed.— Max Fried boosted Atlanta’s depleted rotation by allowing only one run in six innings, Austin Riley hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1. The Blue Jays played their first game since Thursday in this virus-interrupted season.—Jose Abreu hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, helping Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox edge the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2. The White Sox have won six consecutive games for the first time since April 2017 as they attempt to snap a string of seven straight losing seasons. This latest victory may prove costly. White Sox rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal left the game with an injured left shoulder. Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he’s one of the players on the team who tested positive for COVID-19. The nine-time All-Star revealed his results in a Spanish-language Instagram post. Soon afterward, the Cardinals issued a release naming six of the players who have tested positive. The others are infielders Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa and Rangel Ravelo along with pitchers Junior Fernandez and Kodi Whitley. The outbreak resulted in the postponement of the Cardinals’ scheduled three-game weekend series at Milwaukee as well as a four-game series with Detroit. In other MLB news:— The Atlanta Braves have placed right-hander Mike Soroka on the 45-day injured list following his torn right Achilles tendon and have designated right-hander Chris Rusin for assignment. Soroka was the team’s opening day starter. He had to be helped off the field after suffering his season-ending injury in Monday night’s loss to the New York Mets. last_img read more

SU lacrosse player arrested for DWI, resisting arrest

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jon: jdharr04@syr.edu A Syracuse lacrosse player is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest after damaging a car owned by the SU men’s lacrosse head coach early Monday morning.Kevin Drew, a senior defensive midfielder, was charged by Syracuse police Monday on the 1500 block of Lancaster Avenue, confirmed Sgt. Gary Bulinski of the Syracuse Police Department. A police officer observed a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer hit a parked Toyota at 3:31 a.m. on the 400 block of Broad Street.The officer then chased the Trailblazer at speeds of 50 miles per hour. The area speed limit is 30 miles per hour. Once the vehicle pulled over, Drew — the only one in the car — did not follow police commands to get out of the vehicle with his hands up.Drew told police the car belonged to a roommate. The registered owner of the vehicle is men’s lacrosse coach John Desko. Desko told The Post-Standard on Tuesday that his son, Tim Desko, also a member of the lacrosse team, is Drew’s roommate.Syracuse police charged Drew with a total of nine counts, according to police records. The counts were resisting arrest, speeding, passing a stop sign, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving while intoxicated, DWI with a BAC greater than .08 percent, aggravated DWI with a BAC of .18 percent or greater and failure to comply with a police order.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohn Desko released a statement through SU on Tuesday: ‘We are aware of what happened and fortunately no one was injured. Kevin has been indefinitely suspended from the lacrosse team. We will continue to monitor this situation moving forward and handle the matter internally.’Drew is not the first member of the men’s lacrosse team to be arrested since August. A Syracuse men’s lacrosse player and a signee who was set to begin his freshman year at SU this fall were arrested Aug. 7.Logan Tousaw, a sophomore defender for Syracuse, and an 18-year-old from Clifton Park, N.Y., were arrested in Lake Placid and charged with attempted petit larceny, third-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree conspiracy and reckless endangerment of property. The 18-year-old male was also charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a forged instrument. The 18-year-old had his name omitted because of his youthful offender status.Drew played in all 17 games for the Orange in 2011 and was named to the All-Big East Second Team. He racked up six goals, an assist, 33 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.jdharr04@syr.edu—Sports Editor Michael Cohen contributed reporting to this article. Commentslast_img read more

University pledges career support for graduates

first_imgUSC’s Rossier School of Education, ranked No. 17 among graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report, announced Thursday that the school will grant professional support to any alumnus who reaches out.Beginning on Thursday, the USC Rossier Commitment will provide any alumni with ongoing resources to help them excel in their professional career. Alumni can call the “rapid response team,” which includes a Rossier faculty member who will help create a plan for improvement and guide alumni to resources to help them achieve professional success.“I am exceedingly proud of the USC Rossier Commitment to stand behind our graduates and their abilities to improve student learning,” Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher told USC News. “I challenge other colleges and universities to join us and take responsibility for the quality of their graduates and America’s teachers. As the country focuses on effective teaching to improve student outcomes, we are doing our part to support our graduates in evolving their practice and being the most impactful teachers they can be.”A program has been established to administer the USC Rossier Commitment, which includes a hotline and an email that students and alumni can use to contact the school. Gallagher is starting the rapid response team with nine staffers, three of whom are from the teachers education program. These staffers will conduct program diagnosis and plan development. The faculty could even visit the school site to assess graduates’ work. A roster of resources is also available for the graduates.Gallagher estimated that about 25,000 graduates are eligible for the service, but she didn’t expect an initial flood of calls. Rossier operates a large online program, and about 2,000 students graduate from the school four times a year. Of this number, 1,800 are part of the online program.Though a press release sent out by USC News referred to the new program as a “groundbreaking pledge,” some experts disagreed about how big the news truly was.Rick Hess, political scientist and education analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, told USA Today that USC’s move was “less a game changer than an admirable and ambitious effort to provide much needed support to new teachers.”The USC Rossier Commitment will enhance the efforts to evaluate and improve the school’s program, Gallagher said. The school is committed to providing graduates with research-based knowledge and skills to make a difference in the classroom by delivering academically rigorous programs that combine theory and practice. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

Turnovers key to USC’s defensive resurgence

first_imgLast year, the Trojans posted signs all around Heritage Hall, proclaiming their mantra: “That’s our ball!”And yet, for the past several years, the Trojan defense has been subpar in forcing turnovers.The Trojans ranked 90th nationally in 2011 with just 1.4 takeaways per game (for an embarrassing comparison, UCLA averaged 1.5). The 2010 team fared only slightly better, with just 1.9 takeaways per game.Turnovers · Senior safety T.J. McDonald and the Trojan defense rank No. 11 in the country in turnovers forced per game at 2.7. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanCompare that to the Trojans’ run of success under Uncle Pete. 2003: 3.2 takeaways per game, Rose Bowl winners and split national champions. 2004: 2.9 takeaways per game, National champions. 2005: 2.9 takeaways per game, national runner-up.The takeaway: takeaways matter. And this year’s Trojan defense is showing that. USC sits at 11th nationally with 2.7 takeaways per game, close to double last season’s average.“It’s just a more experienced defense than a couple years ago,” senior safety Jawanza Starling said after the Trojans’ victory in Seattle on Saturday. “We’ve been in the system for a while and guys know what they’re supposed to do.”Indeed, every one of USC’s starting linebackers and defensive backs has at least one full year of starts under his belt. And those “newcomers,” the USC defensive line? Well, their 22 sacks are the fifth-most nationally, and the pressure they generate has certainly played an impact on several of the Trojans’ 11 interceptions this season.Think about the critical moments of USC’s games this season. Senior safety T.J. McDonald’s interception in the red zone against Cal with the Bears driving, down by just eight point. Junior cornerback Nickell Robey’s forced fumble against Utah, which allowed the Trojans to come back from 14 down and take a lead they did not relinquish.And then there was the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game with Washington, down just 10 points, drove down the field with all the momentum on their side. Then, on second and goal from the USC three-yard line, Starling knocked the ball out of Washington quarterback Keith Price’s hands and fell on it. Just like that, the Huskies’ momentum was gone.Though lacking the same level of drama, it was nonetheless reminiscent of Starling’s game-changing — and arguably season-altering — 97-yard fumble return touchdown at Notre Dame last season (even if Starling won’t admit it).“That fumble [at Notre Dame] was a sparkplug for the whole season,” Starling said after the game in Seattle. “[The one today] was a sparkplug for just this game.”Last year, the Trojan defense forced nine interceptions and recovered eight fumbles for a total of 17 takeaways over 12 games. Over their first six games this year, they have already forced 11 interceptions and recovered five fumbles for a total of 16 takeaways. Halfway through the season, the Trojans are on pace for twice as many takeaways as last year.“That’s an experienced group,” said USC coach Lane Kiffin of his defense after practice on Tuesday. “Between Jawanza, T.J. and Nickell, they’ve been responsible for some huge plays for us.”The linebackers have been predictably strong as well, making the Trojan’s back seven fierce. Sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey, a converted defensive back, leads the team in interceptions with four. But perhaps the biggest difference this year is in their defensive line.True freshman Leonard Williams and junior transfer Morgan Breslin have combined for 12.5 sacks this year. Breslin’s seven sacks place him 11th nationally. The Trojans came up with 31 sacks last season and are on pace for 44 this year.“We’ve added two big pass rushers,” Kiffin said of the pair. “Leonard [Williams] has made a huge impact on the inside for us.”In addition to pressuring the opposing quarterback into interceptions, the defensive line has forced two of the five fumbles and recovered four of them.Everyone thought it would be the Trojan offense who would lead this team by putting up 40 points a game and throwing for five touchdowns. But while the offense sputters trying to find its rhythm, the Trojan defense has emerged as the squad’s dominant unit. “Any Given Saturday” runs every other Wednesday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Nick at burtonn@usc.edu.last_img read more

Former Open greats to bow out at St Andrews

first_imgNick Faldo and American legend Tom Watson will make their final Open appearances at St Andrews in July.Faldo, a three-time winner, will be playing in the “major” for the final time on the 25th anniversary of his victory at the course.For Watson, it’ll be forty years since he won the first of five Open titles – which came at Carnoustie in 1975.last_img