An 18-year-old college student was bitten by an alligator Friday while hiking with a professor and other students at the Everglades National Park, according to officials.The Miami Herald reports that the professor and 15 students were wading through water on a wet trail near the Pahayokee Overlook, located southwest of Miami, when the reptile suddenly bit the woman’s lower right leg.Everglades National Park’s spokeswoman Allyson Gantt says the student suffered two small puncture wounds and described the situation as a “low pain” injury.Nonetheless, park biologists temporarily closed the area in order to evaluate the incident.Gantt adds that visitors need to remain alert and exercise caution. She also does not recommend swimming in the water.
SHEW’S 6 emerged winners of the first memorial dominoes tournament, played in honour of the late Everest Cricket Club member, Mohamed ‘Fah’ Kadir, at the club’s Camp Road, Georgetown entity recently.In a closely-fought encounter, which was decided in the final sitting, Shew’s 6 triumphed with 83 games, four better than Sukhai’s 6 who tallied 79, with Muntaz ‘Bhaji’ Ali’s 6 occupying the cellar position on 75.The game was competitive from the outset and by the end of the penultimate sitting all three teams were still in with a chance of earning the top spot with the scores reading: Shew’s 6 on 69, Sukhai’s 64 and Ali’s 60.The eventual winners, however, prevailed after recording 14 games in the final sitting while Sukhai’s 6 and Ali’s 6 scored 15 each.Leading the charge for Shew’s 6 were Intikab ‘Corbie’ Ali and Rishi Das with 17 games each while Asgar ‘Supercool’ Ali and skipper Manniram ‘Packer’ Shew supported with 14 and 12 games respectively.For Sukhai’s 6, the top markers were Brian ‘Hard Card’ Allen with 17 games, Hilbert ‘Bumpy’ Ali 14, Ramroop ‘Spoon’ Sukhai 13 and Savin Sookram 12.Chibar ‘Tracta’ Seopaul led the way for Ali’s 6 with 17 games while there were 14 for Ron Callender and 13 for the overseas-based Ali who is vacationing in Guyana.Apart from the winning and runner-up trophies, which were sponsored by the family of the late Kadir, a trophy was also awarded to the top player. Incredibly, four players – Intikab Ali (Shew’s 6), Rishi Das (Shew’s 6), Brian Allen (Sukhai’s 6) and Chibar Seopaul (Ali’s 6) all ended with 17 games.In the end, it was Intikab Ali who took the prize, having given away the least amount of games.
GOODWILL Swim Meet gold medallist Leon Seaton is set to lead a group of seven swimmers, scheduled to fly out next Thursday, January 18, to participate in the inaugural American Swimming Union (UANA) Cup, which will be held from January 19 to 21, at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, in Coral Springs Florida, USA.Seaton will be swimming in the Boys’ 13-14 category, along with Ejaz Mohammed, Sekhel Tzedeq and Jonathan Sookram. The team also has Nathan Jackson in the Boys’ 11-12 category, while the two girls on the team are Amber Degoeas and Nikita Peters, both of whom are in the 13-14 age category.The team will be accompanied by coach Paul Mahaica, while the team manager is Jennel Ramsook.This will be the first meet of the year for all of the swimmers, as well as the highest level of event in which any of them has ever participated.The meet is designed for athletes from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean that are in UANA Zones 1 and 2, hence no Americans or Canadians will be a part of the meet, though the meet is being held in America.It will feature a dual meet between the twelve National Federation members of CONSANAT (Zone 1) and the twenty-eight National Federation members of CCCAN (Zone 2), with athletes scoring points for their regional associations.A long course event, the meet features competition in three age groups for junior swimmers, namely the 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17. There will be only timed finals.The Guyanese swimmers have been in training over a month now, and most recently participated at the Annual VOS End-of-Year Invitational Swim Meet in Suriname, where Seaton landed four gold medals and one bronze. Ramsook is optimistic in seeing improvements, if not medals, from the swimmers.“I expect great performance from them, especially Leon Seaton, who has been improving nicely. They’re all entering the competition at the bottom of the list so coach has really been preparing them, with training in the mornings and evenings. We’re really looking forward to improvements,” Ramsook said.
Published on March 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Syracuse shined at the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla., this weekend, earning some signature nonconference wins. SU defeated two ranked teams in the tournament.The Orange (9-6) won four of its five games, defeating North Carolina, No. 16 Michigan, No. 10 Baylor and Virginia. The team’s only loss came to No. 19 Auburn in a 5-0 shutout. Freshman pitcher Lindsay Taylor made her first career start in it. Jenna Caira pitched gems in her three starts. Caira won all three and improved her record to 6-3 with a 2.35 ERA.The most impressive of those three wins came against Baylor. Caira threw a complete game, held the Bears to three hits and struck out seven to earn a 2-1 win.Outfielder Lisaira Daniels continued her hot streak at the plate. The senior hit her team-leading fourth and fifth home runs of the season during the tournament. Daniels also leads the team with a .378 batting average.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will return to Florida for the USF Under Armour Invitational next weekend. SU will also play the Netherlands national team in Clearwater, Fla., March 13.—Compiled by Nick Toney, staff writer, email@example.com Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ The feeling is starting to sink in for Alessondra Parra and Emily Harman. By the end of this weekend, they will have played their last home matches in a Syracuse uniform.For Parra, this weekend’s matches are a cold reminder that her time at SU is almost up.‘I feel like my time at Syracuse has gone really quickly, and this is kind of a realization that it’s going to be over soon,’ Parra said.After travel budget restrictions forced Army to cancel next Sunday’s match at Drumlins Tennis Center, this weekend’s home matches against Binghamton and Boston University will be the last for the senior duo. The last homestand is special for Harman and Parra as well as their young teammates. With an NCAA bid on the line in every remaining match, though, No. 47 SU (10-4, 5-1 Big East) has little time to reflect.‘I got to spend time with Emily and Alessondra for two years now, so it’s going to be a very sensitive moment,’ sophomore Aleah Morrow said. ‘But, you know, we’re gonna go out there, be ready to compete, be ready to get the win.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a deflating 5-2 loss to then-No. 59 William & Mary on Feb. 24, head coach Luke Jensen decided to play Harman and Parra together at No. 1 doubles. The pair knocked off ranked doubles team Hanna Yu and Vicky Brook of then-No. 25 Yale to help the Orange register a historic victory.The senior doubles tandem and the SU team haven’t lost since.Having Harman and Parra at the top doubles spot strengthens the entire team. Jensen considers the veteran duo the ‘compass’ of the team.Marrow usually plays No. 2 doubles with Maddie Kobelt on the next court over from Harman and Parra. Competing next to them gives her an extra dose of motivation, she said.‘They show a lot of support, and you want to win for them,’ Marrow said. ‘You want to win for yourself obviously, but you want to win for them, too, because they’ve worked so hard.’Even with the leadership of Harman and Parra, Jensen is wary of a ‘spring break hangover.’ The Orange hasn’t played since March 4, and last year’s results against this weekend’s opponents add little comfort. SU narrowly beat Binghamton 4-3 and lost to BU 6-1.With a healthy and re-energized team, Jensen is looking to send Harman and Parra out in style. Doing so will require a quick start to this weekend’s matches, something the senior doubles team will have to help provide. Harman expects she and Parra will lead the way at No. 1 doubles once more.‘To us, it’s a responsibility, something that we take very personally,’ Harman said. ‘… We want to lead them, and we want to really set the tone for the match. It’s something that we take personally and that we want to hold on our shoulders.’When Harman and Parra ultimately graduate this fall, their absence will leave a void with the team. The two have combined for more than 200 wins in their four years at SU, but their biggest contribution to the program has been intangible.Marrow said the seniors have shown their younger teammates how to play ‘the Orange way.’ Leading vocally and by example, Harman and Parra have instilled what Jensen calls ‘Orange energy’ in the rest of the team.Heading into the first of SU’s last four matches, the Orange’s final home match of the season represents the end of the seniors’ careers at Drumlins and the excitement that comes with the conclusion of their historic careers.‘It’s going to be a weird feeling, but I’m excited to close a very proud chapter of my life and open up a brand-new one,’ Harman firstname.lastname@example.org Published on March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Jacob: email@example.com | @Jacob_Klinger_
Lucky. Looking back, that’s the only way that head women’s tennis coach Richard Gallien can describe his 22 years at USC.In his time as a Trojan coach, Gallien earned accolades as five-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, leading his team to 10 finishes in the national top 20 and four Pac-12 titles. But this season will be his last as a Trojan after he announced his retirement earlier this month.It’s a bittersweet goodbye for Gallien, who carved his own legacy into the women’s tennis program. But as he comes to the end of his road with his team, Gallien feels that he finishes his time with his team with no regrets.“I tried to give my all to the team, to the school and to my players,” Gallien said. “It’s meant so much to me to work in this type of environment, with these types of people, for so long.”For all his life, he loved USC.Gallien grew up as a fan. His role model and childhood hero was former USC Athletic Director and quarterback Pat Haden, and Gallien watched his idol play in every game on Saturday. When his family came to Los Angeles for games, Gallien always brought apples to the Coliseum to feed Traveler, the school mascot.His path, however, didn’t take him to USC at first. Gallien attended Pepperdine University on a tennis scholarship, then stayed to become a coach. He was close to taking a job as the head men’s tennis coach when Haden called to give him an offer to coach the women’s tennis team.If he wanted a job at USC, he had it. Gallien took the position and never looked back.Before coming to USC, he’d never coached women before. Gallien wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but he quickly found that while it was different from his past job, it was exactly what he wanted.At a school such as USC, sports like women’s tennis often fly under the radar, overshadowed by football and basketball. Yet Gallien found that his athletes still bought into the mentality of being a Trojan, attacking each day with an edge for competition.“The kids on the football team, they play in front of 100,000 people,” Gallien said. “The kids on the tennis team, they don’t have that environment pushing them on. But they’re still so remarkable, and they’re so incredibly lucky.”Gallien’s presence made an impact on the program from his very first season. He stepped into the position at a time when the Trojans were struggling to find their place in the then-Pac-10, and quickly rose to notch a 367-144 record with the team.His team reached this level through a mentality of flexibility. Gallien recognized that each player who joined his team would be different, bringing their own method of attack to the game. If he tried to force every player into a specific style of play, he knew that he would risk limiting their talent.Instead, Gallien focused on developing each player individually, allowing them to play to their strengths in order to win. In a sport like tennis, he said, it is vital to let each player develop their own approach.“[Tennis] is boxing without gloves,” Gallien said. “There’s no timeouts. There’s no substitutions. The clock cannot save you. I have a lot of admiration for the girls. They risk so much physically and emotionally.”It wasn’t always about winning. Not for Gallien, and not for his team.Whether he was approaching a practice or a championship game, Gallien felt that the most important thing was to make sure that his athletes felt fulfilled both on and off the court.He believed in the little things, like taking his team on a trip to South Bend for the Notre Dame football game every other year, playing a friendly match against the Irish the night before and then attending the game the next day. These are, he believes, what truly makes a team — camaraderie and trust, not statistics.As a coach, his highlight reel consists of little moments as well as championship games. Gallien is quick to remember the morning of the Final Four in 2015, when former player Gabriella DeSimone invited him to attend a Mormon service with her at her home church in Texas. The team lost later in the day, but the memory of a quiet morning spent with one of his players remains as one of the best memories of his career.No matter what, Gallien emphasized that his focus as a coach was in providing each of his players with the best possible college experience.“Coaching is an enormous privilege,” Gallien said. “I always wanted them to feel like I’m looking out for them. The collegiate experience … it’s special, and I always wanted them to get the very most out of it.”In the end, Gallien says, tennis has defined his life.He grew up in a low-income neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, taking public transit to tennis lessons several days each week. Tennis gave him a scholarship to college and a job for when he graduated; it’s how he met his wife, Lisa, and built his family. And for the last 22 years, USC tennis has been his constant.Gallien isn’t sure where his future will lead — the tennis court or elsewhere — but he knows that he will always remain anchored to tennis and USC.“It’s given me everything,” Gallien said. “It really has given me everything, and I couldn’t be any luckier.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (19-12, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) won its final regular season game, 55-52, over No. 18 Clemson (22-8, 11-7). It was the first win of this season for SU over a ranked opponent. The Orange begins ACC Tournament play on Tuesday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. SU enters as the 11-seed and will play the 14-seed Wake Forest, who Syracuse beat at home and lost to on the road this season. Published on March 3, 2018 at 6:28 pm Comments
Freshman Sam Swart didn’t know what it was like to lose in college.The three-game win streak to start the Orange’s schedule was her first glimpse of NCAA play as Syracuse won handily — by margins of 12, six and seven goals, respectively. But she had her eyes set on one particular game on the calendar: Sunday’s matchup with then-No. 11 Virginia.“As practice goes on, we can really see what’s going on,” Swart said. “But, I think these games this week can really tell us where we’re at.”The Cavaliers game was the first chance Syracuse had against a top-ranked opponent and on Sunday, Swart had to learn. Following a 17-16 loss to UVA, No. 8 Syracuse (3-1) experienced its first hiccup in what was the beginning of its toughest stretch of the season. To this point, Sunday was the Orange’s first real test on what is the 33rd strongest schedule in the country, per analyticslacrosse.com.The game in Charlottesville, Virginia, might foreshadow the possible outcome of the Orange’s next four-game stretch. SU faces two consecutive top-ten opponents in No. 4 Florida on Wednesday and No. 5 Maryland this upcoming Sunday. Those are followed by a back-end of the stretch that doesn’t get easier, with the March 16 matchup with Harvard the only buffer between a game four days later against preseason-No. 14 Cornell. The Big Red has received votes for the top-20 every week since it fell out in Week 3’s Inside lacrosse poll.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo players are displeased with the Orange’s early games, as it was able to capture three straight wins while simultaneously gaining its footing following an abbreviated practice schedule due to a lost fall. But, they cautioned that early success isn’t the best indicator of how the team is prepared to handle top competition.“Seeing teams (is) decent,” Swart said. “But, now I think it’s time to really get serious.”Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorFollowing Syracuse’s win over Oregon in its second game, Nicole Levy wouldn’t guarantee the stellar offensive performances from SU in its first few games would continue. At that point, Syracuse had the top-ranked offense in the nation, a statistical category the Orange still led in as of March 5. But looking ahead then, Levy knew the schedule would continue to get gradually harder.Against Virginia, Syracuse still had its bright moments. Occasional offensive explosions highlighted the day for the Orange as it put together a strong performance against the Cavaliers’ seventh-ranked scoring defense. Swart had a career performance of her own, scoring four goals to double her previous season total.But the SU defense struggled to contain the UVA offense, which far outranks Syracuse’s previous opponents at 11th in the nation.Assistant coach Regy Thorpe noted prior to the Virginia game that being on the road could provide another difficulty for the Orange to overcome against the Cavaliers on Sunday, but said SU was excited for the challenge as it opened the “meat” of its schedule.“UVA, Florida, Maryland and then bookend with a Harvard,” Thorpe said, “it’s going to be a good measuring stick to see where we really are.”Despite the relative ease SU had winning its early season matchups, Thorpe said Syracuse was able to make significant progress as a team. Early mistakes helped bolster the film SU could use to accelerate growth. Thorpe said he’s proud of how his team has been making use of film to be sure that the first few games don’t go to waste.Redshirt-senior midfielder Taylor Gait said that the Orange has always played a “lighter” early season schedule. It hadn’t ever done anything to hinder Syracuse’s performance because in the past, she noted, SU has been a “playoff team.”“I really think it’s just so we can play and we can learn and we can build as a team early in the season, to be able to play Maryland, to be able to play UNC,” Gait said, “to be prepared for those teams.”Following the Virginia loss, Syracuse is out of time to rest. SU’s next two opponents bring the same, if not more, firepower than the Cavaliers. That’s just the beginning of what will remain a tough schedule, which still holds eight presently-ranked teams — and three more that received votes — ahead.But Gait said she feels the Orange is prepared. By playing teams that allow Syracuse to “build the chemistry,” the Orange has garnered the resources to mend mistakes and build on early successes. Virginia was its first, but returning to Syracuse to play top-five Florida will be SU’s next test. After that, the Orange’s schedule begins to take shape and SU feels that there will be a lot to be learned from this stretch.“The schedule’s going to change here and we’re going to get into the ranked teams,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “The next three-game run here is probably the toughest run in the country.“For anybody.” Comments Published on March 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 6, 2018 at 8:10 pm Contact Danny: email@example.com | @DannyEmerman To start the second weekend of the outdoor track and field season, Syracuse competed at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University to mixed results.In the first race SU competed in, the unseeded women’s 1500-meter, sophomore Ryley Higgins finished 13th out of 16 runners with a time of 5:02.00. Syracuse was able to bounce back later by placing in the steeplechase, women’s 5000-meter and men’s 1500-meter race.Freshman Laura Dickinson (10:34.00) took second place in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase. On the men’s side of the same event, Declan Kottmeier came in last for SU.Simon Smith, Nathan Henderson and Andy Paladino ran in the men’s 1500-meter, finishing third, ninth and 13th, respectively. The race was decided by the last few strides and the difference between Smith (3:50.69) and the leader (3:49.85) was less than a second.In the women’s unseeded 5000-meter, Orange freshman Emma Wilson won bronze and finished just a second behind Penn’s second-place runner.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the women’s 1500-meter, SU had five runners compete: Rachel Bonner, Sydney Leiher, Madeleine Davison, Olivia Elston and Kelsey Potts. Bonner (4:34.77) and Leiher (4:34:78) crossed the finish line side-by-side and squeezed into the top-10.To close out the night, freshman Matt Cavallaro placed last in the men’s 5000-meter, rounding out an up-and-down day for the Orange. SU will continue competing tomorrow at the University of Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational. Comments
While the MLB offseason has seen many deals go through, there hasn’t been much for the Los Angeles Dodgers fans to cheer about. While Anthony Rendon passed on the chance to play for the LA Dodgers citing their ‘Hollywood lifestyle’ wasn’t for him, he joined rivals LA Angels, while Madison Bumgarner and Corey Kluber signed up for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers respectively. The LA Dodgers recently acquired the services of reliever Blake Treinen, and they would look to make moves in the trade market to strengthen their side ahead of the new MLB season. Dodgers Trade Rumours SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENT Also Read: Braves Trade Rumours: Top 5 Outfield Targets Left To Consider For Atlanta BravesDodgers trade rumours: LA Dodgers and Cleveland Indians root for a perfect trade?For years, LA Dodgers and the Indians have flirted with the possibility of a trade. The Indians could use an outfielder. The LA Dodgers have an abundance of outfielders. Cleveland would like to add a young catcher to their roster, and the LA Dodgers have two of them. The Dodgers require a starting pitcher or two, while the Indians have a surplus of starting pitching. The LA Dodgers are reportedly looking to add Francisco Lindor to their ranks, and a deal seems possible considering the variety of options the Indians and the LA Dodgers can agree on.Dodgers trade rumours: LA Dodgers and Boston Red Sox to hold talks?LA Dodgers and Boston Red Sox are reportedly looking at a possible trade with Dodgers looking to bring in David Price or Mookie Betts. While it’s a far cry from Dodgers’ initial targets of Anthony Rendon and Madison Bumgarner, it’s probably the most sizeable acquisition the LA franchise can make considering Washington Nationals’ $90million offer for Josh Donaldson. The Red Sox will almost certainly subsidise a considerable chunk of the three years and $96 remaining on Price’s contract. As the Dodgers get shut out of the rest of the starting pitching market, a Friedman reunion becomes more intriguing.Also Read: Washington Nationals Willing To Offer Josh Donaldson Bumper 4-year, $90 Million ContractDodgers trade rumours: LA Dodgers eyeing Mike Clevinger?The LA Dodgers are reportedly interested in acquiring underrated pitcher Mike Clevinger. After failing to sign Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg and such, buying a top-level starting pitcher is going to have to come via the trade market. Whether Cleveland decides to trade Clevinger remains to be seen, especially after they let go Corey Kluber, but one cannot ignore the possibility of a blockbuster deal involving Gavin Lux and Dustin May.Also Read: Didi Gregorius Blames Gerrit Cole For Losing New York Yankees Spot In Phillies UnveilingDodgers trade rumours: What’s next for Hyun-Jin Ryu?Former Dodgers’ southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu is garnering keen interest on the free-agent market. The latest report is that the Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Ryu who was a finalist for the National League Cy Young award in 2019 and is garnering attention now that Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg are off the market. While the Dodgers are one of the interested parties, they are yet to make a move for the South Korea star. Also Read: Anthony Rendon Takes Dig At Rivals LA Dodgers’ ‘Hollywood’ Life During LA Angels Unveiling FOLLOW US Last Updated: 17th December, 2019 19:29 IST Dodgers Trade Rumours: What To Expect From The LA Dodgers This MLB Offseason Dodgers Trade Rumours: LA Dodgers have had a quite trade season so far. Take a look at all the trade rumours surrounding the LA Dodgers in the MLB offseason. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 17th December, 2019 19:29 IST Sreehari Menon LIVE TV