16 Sep
2020

Syracuse completes season sweep of Boston College in 5 sets

first_img Published on November 24, 2019 at 11:47 pm Contact Nick: nleconom@syr.edu After losing to both Louisville and Notre Dame on the road last weekend, Syracuse rebounded with a come-from-behind, five-set win over Boston College on Sunday afternoon. This is Syracuse’s second victory against the Golden Eagles this season, with the Orange winning in Chestnut Hill on Nov. 6 in five sets. Sophomore outside hitter Polina Shemanova led Syracuse with a game high 24 kills and 11 digs. In the first set, the Orange (11-13, 8-9 Atlantic Coast) jumped out to a 20-18 lead over Boston College (19-11, 10-7) with strong play from sophomore setter Elena Karakasi. The first-year starter was key in providing Shemanova and fellow outside hitter Ella Saada easy opportunities for kills. Syracuse kept scoring runs alive by capitalizing off Boston College attacking errors. But back-to-back kills from Golden Eagle outside hitters Cat Balido and Carly Kutschke tied the set at 20. Then, a slew of errors from Syracuse gave Boston College a set point, and the Golden Eagles took the set, 25-23 on a hiy from Karakasi that was blocked by Amaka Chukwujekwu.The Orange dominated Boston College for the early part of the second set. Solid play from junior middle blocker Dana Gardner forced Boston College into multiple attacking errors, as Syracuse secured a 20-14 lead with a kill from Saada. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textErrors from Shemanova and Saada, combined with consecutive kills from outside hitter Clare Naughton, cut Syracuse’s lead to 20-18. But Syracuse would hang on and win the set with three straight points, ending the set with a block from Gardner. The third set was defined by inconsistent play from both sides. Boston College opened the set strong, as stellar play from Naughton and Syracuse attacking errors led to nine unanswered points for the Golden Eagles, making the score 12-7. With the score of 14-8, two kills from Saada and four BC attacking errors drew the score level at 14. Boston College would find steady play toward the end of the set, as a kill from Jill Strockis won the set for Boston College, 25-21. The fourth set, though, was dominated by the Orange. Syracuse pushed the score to 24-12 behind Gardner and junior Yuliia Yastrub’s net play. SU won the set with a kill from Shemanova, forcing a fifth. Syracuse took the momentum gained from its fourth set performance into the decisive fifth. With the score tied at six, three kills from Shemanova sparked six straight points for the Orange. Later in the set, she forced match-point with her 24th kill. Karakasi won the match for the Orange with a soft tap over the net.Syracuse concludes the regular season with a match against 11-win Clemson on Friday in the Women’s Building. The Orange won the first meeting in five sets, as Shemanova recorded 24 kills in the road win.     Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Ellen DeGeneres hails Dutee Chand after champion sprinter reveals that she is in a same-sex relationship, says “I’m so proud of her”

first_imgDutee, who was banned for one year by the international athletics federation in 2014 for having higher testosterone (male sex hormone) level than permissible, hails from Chaka Gopalpur village at Jajpur district of Odisha and she was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand.  Dutee Chand, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship. “I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. 2nd year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come to home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future,” Chand, 23, told PTI from Hyderabad where she is training.And now praising her efforts, an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer, Ellen DeGeneres (who came out as a lesbian in 1997), took to her Twitter handle and wrote: “She’s the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I’m so proud of her.” [sic] 1 year ago Vivek Oberoi finally apologises for crass Aishwarya Rai Bachchan meme, issues statement and deletes tweet after brazening it out earlier Dutee won a landmark ‘gender’ case against the IAAF in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in 2015 and she was allowed to compete after being banned for one year. The CAS suspended the IAAF’s policy on hyperandrogenism for two years. Later the world body changed the policy, which applicable only on female athletes competing in the range of 400m to 1500m, leaving out Dutee, who competes in 100m and 200m, from its ambit. (With inputs from PTI) COMMENT WE RECOMMEND “My eldest sister kind of wields power and authority in my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public. Last Updated: 21st May, 2019 13:42 IST Ellen DeGeneres Hails Dutee Chand After Champion Sprinter Reveals That She Is In A Same-sex Relationship, Says “I’m So Proud Of Her” Ellen DeGeneres is ‘proud’ of sprinter Dutee Chand after she revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship. Here’s what she said She said another reason for coming out in the open was that she did not want something which happened with sprinter Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of rape by her live-in partner.Pinki was a member of the 2006 Asian Games 4x400m relay gold winning team. “We did not want this kind of situation happening in future,” Dutee said. “I will continue my athletics career. I am going to take part in the World University Games next month and hope to qualify for the World Championships later this year. My aim to qualify for next year’s Olympics, so I am training hard,” she said. First Published: 21st May, 2019 11:07 IST While Dutee refused to name her partner, she said the Supreme Court judgement on the issue gave her the courage to go public.      SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img “My partner also agreed that we should make this public and face whatever repercussions it may bring to us. I believe in individual freedom and right to decide how and with whom I will live my life.” LIVE TV Written By FOLLOW US Chetna Kapoor WATCH US LIVE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Session ID: 2020-09-09:9792f9cb559ea2e734a192ec Player Element ID: video_player_5f585fb45a0c5 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.A landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made same sex relationship between consenting adults a non criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.Dutee,  the 100m national record holder (11.24 seconds), says while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail.   “My eldest sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship,” she said.     Dutee said her partner is free to marry whoever she wants to if she decides to do so in future. 1 year ago Purple gown by Elie Saab or a dramatic gold outfit? Sonam Kapoor steals the limelight at Cannes 2019last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

No Stephen Curry, James Harden in LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’? That’s shoe biz, report says

first_imgThe report comes after Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo turned down a role because he didn’t want to “give up two weeks of private workouts to train with his fellow stars.””I don’t like being Hollywood,” Antetokounmpo said (per ESPN). “I don’t like all this extra drama. I am just going to try to be me.”Despite the casting issue, “Space Jam 2” will continue on schedule and start filming in July after the NBA Finals. IMDB lists the movie with a 2021 release date. Several players already have turned down an opportunity to star in LeBron James’ “Space Jam” sequel, claiming they don’t want the movie to be a distraction to their training. However, a new report reveals there could be more to it than that. Warriors star Stephen Curry and Rockets star James Harden likely won’t join James for the film because of concerns of a shoe rivalry, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which cited unidentified sources. The Hollywood Reporter notes another factor keeping NBA stars away from joining the cast: James’ family life will be more of a focus for the movie, rather than a group of NBA players. The first “Space Jam” movie starred Michael Jordan and featured Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues and Shawn Bradley. Giannis Antetokounmpo turned down role in ‘Space Jam 2’ The sneakers play a factor because the original 1996 film was inspired and based on the “Hare Jordan” Nike commercial. Nike became an essential part of “Space Jam,” which creates a problem for Curry and Harden because of their current shoe contracts. Curry has a deal with Under Armour through 2024, while Harden is under contract with Adidas until 2028.The report also indicated that Golden State’s Kevin Durant, who is a Nike endorser, won’t be in the movie because of his own Hollywood venture that will be based on his life. He’s working on launching an Apple series, called “Swagger.” Related Newslast_img read more

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