Shafer appreciates support as nearly 2,500 attend Fanfest

first_imgScott Shafer kept his press conference short. The media only asked three questions before the Syracuse head coach hurried over to the fans waiting to meet him and get his autograph.So far, Shafer said the community’s support has been tremendous. On Friday he got a chance to give something back to the nearly 2,500 fans in attendance. After watching a full practice with pads, hitting and lots of action, they then got to meet and greet the players and coaches.Fans filled a chunk of bleachers and also lined the fence surrounding the practice field. “Great turnout,” Shafer said. “We just appreciate the fans so much.” Another benefit for Shafer was that he felt his players were more focused and driven while playing in front of a crowd. Along with the fact that it was the first practice with full contact, Shafer credited the team’s intensity to the fans. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Looking over at the fans I think motivated the kids to push through what was a tough practice,” Shafer said.So after his pithy interview, Shafer walked to the adjacent field. His players were already there, sitting down at long tables and getting their Sharpies ready. Eager fans flocked around the field, lining up one-by-one to get their favorite players’ John Hancock. Shafer said Fanfest was the team’s first chance this year to connect to the fans. “Everybody’s been so great in the community, and I really appreciate them,” Shafer said. “I really do.” Comments Published on August 10, 2013 at 3:08 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Isaiah Thomas rallies Lakers past Nuggets

first_imgAfter Chandler’s 3 got the Nuggets within three with 2:38 remaining, Randle responded with a layup off a pass from Lonzo Ball. Thomas scored again and Randle had a big dunk to extend the lead to 108-99 with 1:09 left.DROPPING THE BALLBall had nine rebounds and a game-high eight assists, but finished with just five points on 2-for-11 shooting. He was 1 for 7 from 3-point range.It was Ball’s second consecutive poor shooting performance. He shot 2 of 11 against the Cavaliers, and made only one of his six 3-point attempts.BAD BLOODThe Staples Center crowd booed Murray when he was introduced at the start of the game and every time he touched the ball. The crowd engaged in an anti-Murray chant late in the night.The Lakers had run-ins with Murray in the previous two games they played in Denver. Back in December, Murray dribbled around Ball as time expired. On Friday, Walton had words for Murray after he displayed what the coach called “disrespectful” behavior.Malone said before the game he told the team to not get caught up in any “nonsense” or “shenanigans.”“If we’re worried about what’s gonna happen tonight, then we’re not focusing on the task at hand,” Malone said. “We have a job to do. Regardless of what their motivation is tonight, we have a job to do. We can’t let them deter us from that.”TIP-INSNuggets: Tied the Lakers at 44 in points in the paint. … Nikola Jokic added 15 points, nine rebound and five assists.Lakers: Brook Lopez and Randle scored the first 19 points for the Lakers. Lopez finished with 17. … Kuzma made five of Los Angeles’ 15 3-pointers.UP NEXTNuggets: Host the Detroit Pistons on Friday. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “He showed a lot of toughness,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He sprained the ankle and kept telling me, ‘Coach, I’m ready to go, I’m ready to go.’ I put him back eventually and he helped us close out that game.”Wilson Chandler had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, which beat Los Angeles 125-116 on Friday night. Jamal Murray finished with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.Chandler’s layup with 2:21 left in the third gave Denver an 80-67 lead, but the Nuggets couldn’t hold on.“I thought we had some guys out there in that end of the third quarter that were not ready to play,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. “That hurt us to close that quarter in a big way.”Thomas’ 3-pointer trimmed Denver’s advantage to 84-83 with 9:45 to go. Thomas made two free throws with 8:24 remaining, sparking a key 9-0 run for Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. 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(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers dropped their previous two games against the Denver Nuggets.This time, they closed with a flourish.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Lakers: At the Golden State Warriors on Thursday in the second night of a back-to-back.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arwind Santos summoned by PBA over Ginebra ‘shadows’ remark Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isaiah Thomas scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers rallied to beat the Nuggets 112-103 on Tuesday night.“It was a tough, physical game and we were the tougher team,” Thomas said. “We definitely took that from them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJulius Randle and Kyle Kuzma each had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which trailed by as many as 13. Kuzma had only two points in the first half.Kuzma sprained his right ankle in the final seconds of the third quarter and left the game to get it re-taped. But he returned in time to help the Lakers to their third win in four games, including a 127-113 victory over LeBron James and Cleveland on Sunday night.last_img read more

What’s Pochettino doing having lunch with Fergie? Spurs boss spotted in London

first_img Pochettino has taken Tottenham to second place in the Premier League table this season 1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was spotted having lunch in central London with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The pair were at Scotts of Mayfair, but Spurs officials are not worried about the meeting, which had been in the diary for some time. Pochettino recently revealed he has verbally agreed a new deal to remain at White Hart Lane, but the sight of the Argentine having lunch with the man who remains hugely influential at Old Trafford will worry many Spurs fans. The future of boss Louis van Gaal remains in the balance with qualification for next season’s Champions League hanging in the balance. Defeat by West Ham United last night means they will miss out on Europe’s elite competition next season – for the second time in three years – if rivals Manchester City beat or draw with Swansea on Sunday. Meanwhile Son Heung-min faces an anxious wait to find out if his club will grant his wish to play at the Olympic Games this summer.Son is eager to represent South Korea in Rio and is one his country’s star players but participation would seriously curtail his contribution for Spurs at the start of next season.Son, however, is keen to play in a competition that he skipped in 2012, choosing instead to concentrate on his club career at Hamburg.“We’re still waiting for the decision so I can’t say anything,” Son said.“It’s a very nice tournament and competition, and every player wants to go to play there.“I’ve played in the World Cup and Asian Cup and I haven’t played in the Olympics. We’ll see what happens.”last_img read more


first_imgBren Whelan caught this dolphin on camera off Malin Head yesterday.The Christmas adverts may already be on the television.But the unusually mild weather for November has turned nature on its head in Donegal.Mother nature is acting very peculiarly in Ireland’s most beautiful county. For a start, Enda Craig has plums.Enda Craig is enjoying his second batch of plums!In fact the Moville man is on his second batch of delicious plums this Autumn.And in another display of what is usually Summer behaviour, a pod of more than 20 dolphins are still putting on great jumping displays off Malin Head.Well-known wildlife photographer Bren Whelan (whose work featured on BBC 2 last night!) caught some great shots of the creatures. So the warning signs are all there.Just don’t go running out for your surf board and speedos on Christmas Day!DOLPHINS AND PLUMS – MAKING THE MOST OF DONEGAL’S LATE AUTUMNAL WEATHER! was last modified: November 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTHREE pupils from Little Angels School in Letterkenny are in Limerick today – ready to make their Special Olympics debuts.They are among 1,500 athletes will compete from all over Ireland over the next three days.Clodagh Harkin will compete in-ball roll and ball lift. Kyle Glackin and Kevin Coyle will compete in-‘knock em down with a stick’ & dribbling.“These events are part of the Motor Activity Programme and this is the 1st year for this programme to be included at the National games,” said Little Angels principal Angela Keane.“The school is very proud of these wonderful pupils and their achievement. They had a big send-off from all the pupils, teachers and staff at Little Angels School on Wednesday afternoon.”  LITTLE ANGELS PUPILS ALL SET FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more