Russia’s coronavirus case tally nears the 100,000 milestone

first_imgRussia’s nationwide tally of confirmed coronavirus cases neared the 100,000 mark on Wednesday after 5,841 new cases of the virus were registered overnight along with a record daily rise in the death toll.Russia, the world’s largest country by territory, has been on lockdown since President Vladimir Putin announced the closure of most public spaces in late March.It this week overtook China and Iran in the number of confirmed cases. The figures mean Russia now ranks eighth worldwide for the number of confirmed cases, though it has so far recorded far fewer deaths than many of the most hard-hit countries. Topics : The nationwide case tally now stands at 99,399, the country’s coronavirus crisis response center said on Wednesday. It said 108 people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus had died in the last 24 hours, a record daily rise. That means the official overall death toll now stands at 972 people.Authorities began recording a sharp rise in cases this month.Russia is now in its fifth week of a lockdown that, together with the collapse of oil prices, has put the economy on course for a 4-6% contraction, according to the central bank.Putin, addressing the nation on television on Tuesday, said the lockdown measures would have to be rolled over for another two weeks. He warned the outbreak’s peak was still ahead.”The situation is still very difficult,” said Putin. “We are facing a new and perhaps the most intense stage in countering the epidemic.” last_img read more

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Kimia Farma halts distribution of rapid test kits amid controversy over accuracy

first_imgState-owned pharmaceutical company PT Kimia Farma has temporarily halted the distribution of Biozek rapid test kits following controversy surrounding the kits’ accuracy and country of origin.The publicly listed company said in a statement on Wednesday that it was seeking clarification from the supplier, Dutch firm Inzek International Trading BV, on the kits’ manufacturer and accuracy rate following recent findings by Tempo and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).“Kimia Farma has taken steps to ask for clarification from Inzek on the report and temporarily stop the kits’ distribution while waiting for answers,” the company said in the statement. Tempo and the OCCRP reported that the Biozek rapid test kits were produced in China and not by Inzek as claimed by the Dutch company. The kits were also reported to have a low accuracy rate when detecting the presence of the coronavirus in a patient’s body.Kimia Farma said that it started to import the test kits in mid-April to be used under the supervision of medical professionals for screening tests on antibodies.“We then distribute the product to healthcare facilities, diagnostics laboratories and several regional health offices in the country,” it said in the statement.The product is said to have received the Conformite Europenne (CE) certificate and can legally be traded and commercialized in the European market. Patients that have used the kit are recommended to undergo further testing with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to get more accurate results.Topics :last_img read more

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Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Gets Go-Ahead

first_imgThe plan for development and operation (PDO) of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development was formally approved by Norwegian authorities on 15 May. The same day sees the construction start of the field’s second processing platform at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund.“This is a big day for Equinor and the other Johan Sverdrup partners comprising Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total. Johan Sverdrup is a world-class field that will provide value to its owners and society for 50 years ahead with record-low emissions. This truly marks the beginning of the second development phase,” says Anders Opedal, executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling in Equinor.The project received broad support in the Storting (Norway’s parliament) on Monday 29 April, and today the partnership received the formal approval by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE).Johan Sverdrup is the biggest field development on the Norwegian continental shelf since the 1980s. Phase two of the development, with planned start-up in Q4 2022, will increase field production from 440,000 barrels of oil per day to 660,000 barrels per day.The second development phase has a capital expenditure of NOK 41 billion. In addition to construction of a new processing platform (P2), the development will also include modifications of the riser platform, five subsea systems, and preparations for power supply from shore to the Utsira High in 2022.The first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development is approaching 90 % finished and production is expected to start in November this year.Only a year after the drilling platform was completed and sailed away from Haugesund, the construction of another topside is kicked off at the Aibel yard in Haugesund.“Johan Sverdrup has played an important role to suppliers and local communities in Norway, including Aibel and Haugesund. With the construction of the second processing platform kicked off here at Aibel’s yard on Risøy, the Johan Sverdrup project will once more become a landmark in Haugesund, which is great,” says Trond Bokn, senior vice president for the Johan Sverdrup development in Equinor.In the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development more than 70% of the contracts were awarded to suppliers in Norway. Despite continued strong international competition, the Norwegian share will probably be even higher in the second development phase.The contract awarded to Aibel for construction of the second processing platform for Johan Sverdrup will help employ up to 1500 people in Haugesund during the construction phase. The Agenda Kaupang analysis agency estimates that the Johan Sverdrup field development may contribute to more than 150,000 man-years in Norway in the period 2015-2025.“Close and good cooperation with our suppliers has been key to the improvements we have seen in the development so far. Bringing considerable experience and expertise into the second construction phase – which we are currently doing on the processing platform – gives us a sound basis for delivering also the next phase safely, with quality and at cost,” says Bokn.The Johan Sverdrup field is powered from shore, placing it among the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions in the world. In the second phase the field will also supply shore power to other fields on the Utsira High, including the Edvard Grieg, Gina Krog and Ivar Aasen fields. Emission reductions from Johan Sverdrup alone are estimated at more than 620,000 tonnes of CO2 on average per year, corresponding to annual emissions from 310,000 private cars.last_img read more

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Mbappe gives PSG quit notice, eyes Man Utd, Liverpool’s  transfer

first_imgKylian Mbappe has stunned Paris Saint-Germain chiefs by telling them he wants to leave next summer. And the France World Cup winner is plotting a shock move to La Liga or the Premier League. The revelation could spark a transfer scramble with Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid all in the mix. Mbappe, who permanently moved to PSG for £165million in 2018, has two years left on his deal in the French capital. According to The Times, he has informed PSG he wants to play one more season giving them a final opportunity to generate a transfer fee. Mbappe is thought to have an interest in playing for the Red Devils while previously revealing his admiration for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp. He said in January: “What Liverpool do at this moment is amazing. “They’re like a machine, they’ve found a rhythm and are like ‘we play again, we play again’. “When you watch you think everything’s easy, but that’s not easy. “The guys are focused, they play games every three days and they win, they win, they win. Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animecenter_img “To be as ruthless as they have been would come from lots of hard work in training and from having a very good manager.” Real Madrid and Barcelona are long-term admirers and were beaten to his signature when he left Monaco in 2017. His availability could come at the perfect time for Barcelona who are braced to lose Lionel Messi next summer. Real Madrid are also tightening the purse strings this summer and are likely to have the cash to spend next year. read also:Mbappe Tests Positive For Coronavirus Klopp has remained loyal to his front three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino. But his deadly trio all turn 29 next year and the German wouldn’t pass on the chance to sign a younger superstar. Mbappe is one of football’s biggest talents and is touted to win numerous Ballon d’Or’s once Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi hang up their boots. In 2018 he proved pivotal guiding France to the World Cup by becoming only the second-ever teenager after Pele to score in the final. He has scored 90 goals in 124 games since moving to PSG and has won three consecutive league titles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Williams beats fast company for Southern SportMod crown

first_imgCory Williams motored to the 2017 Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national championship. He is pictured with Clay Smith of Speedway Motors at left and IMCA President Brett Root at right. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photogrphy)TAHOKA, Texas – A season that started out with the blues turned golden for Cory Williams.The Tahoka, Texas, driver topped 17 features and ran in the top five in all but seven starts in winning the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national championship.“We started the season kind of running where and whenever we wanted. When we saw we were up there in the national points, it was kind of a shocker,” admitted Williams. “After that we ran hard and sewed the national deal up.”Williams was a high school junior when he earned IMCA rookie of the year honors in the division in 2011. He was third in the national points race last year and brought 24 career wins into the 2017 campaign.“There were a lot of mixed emotions after I got the call from IMCA telling me points were official and that I was the national champion,” Williams said. “It’s something we’ve been chasing for the past six years. We’ve worked very hard to win it and it was a relief to get that call.”The track champion at Cardinal Speedway and West Texas Raceway, Williams struggled at early-season specials before a mid-March weekend sweep at Eunice.He’d turn things around to total nine wins at West Texas and seven at Cardinal, along with the checkers in his sole visit to Roadrunner Speedway.The track title earned at Cardinal was Williams’ fourth in five years.“Consistency, not wins, gets you championships. We really focused on top three’s,” he said. “We got a 2016 IRP Race Car late last year and started out this season with motor problems. We broke twice after taking the checkers and limped to a top four finish another night, but once we got some things figured out it began to turn around for us.”“We spent a lot of hours in the shop every week,” added Williams, largely self-funded. “It helps that we run with a lot of fast guys. They make us faster for sure.”Williams had been successful in a local pure stock class before making the move to the Southern SportMods. Having friends already racing in the sanctioned division helped convince him to make the switch.“I had a bunch of friends running SportMods so I knew I would have a lot of help if I needed it,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of fun in this class. I’m planning to run part-time next year and maybe go to a Modified in 2019.”Starts-42Wins-17Additional Top Fives-18HIS CREW: Brandon Stone, parents Mark and Shronda, wife Whitlee and children Averee, Aubree and Brody. HIS SPONSORS: Williams Motorsports of Slaton; Poston Motorsports of Midland; IRP Race Cars of Longview; and Fletcher Custom Race Engines of Tuscola.last_img read more

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Miller wins battle with Smith to give Scorpions the edge on day one

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC)- Jamaica Scorpions captain Nikita Miller gave his side the early edge when he triggered another inexplicable Windward Islands Volcanoes batting collapse to overshadow Devon Smith’s third hundred of the season in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Thursday.Miller, the most successful bowler in the history of the West Indies first-class championship, captured 5-60 from 29 overs with his steady left-arm spin, as the Volcanoes were bowled out for 200 in their first innings on the first day of their fifth-round match at Sabina Park.Left-hander Smith, the most prolific batsman in Windies first-class history, slammed an undefeated 116 and was the only Volcanoes batsman that offered stiff resistance to the Scorpions’ bowling.Taryck Gabriel made 23 and was the only other Volcanoes batsman to pass 20, as the visitors made four changes to their line-up from the previous match.John Campbell, bowling his uncomplicated off-spin, supported Miller in the demolition of the Volcanoes batting with 3-38 from 14 overs.Campbell was not out on 37 and Trevon Griffith was not out on five, as the Scorpions reached 43 without loss in reply when stumps were drawn.Miller, playing only his second match of the season, due to a medical procedure during the off-season, has quickly proved his worth to the Scorpions.He collected 10 wickets in the previous match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes and worked his way through the feeble Volcanoes batting after he belatedly brought himself into the attack on a pitch that was offering assistance to the spin bowlers from early.Smith, whose 344 runs prior to the start of the match was the second highest aggregate for the season, also proved how invaluable he has been to the Volcanoes.He became the first batsman this season to pass 400 runs and batted just under five hours for his 26th Regional 4-Day and 31st first-class career hundred that came from 254 balls and included seven fours and four sixes.Campbell gave Scorpions early success, when he had Tyrone Theophile, the Volcanoes captain and Smith’s long-standing opening partner, caught at leg-slip for 16 in the first hour.The part-time off-spinner struck again following the drinks break, when Roland Cato fell in the same manner for six.Smith and Gabriel carried the Volcanoes to lunch on 84 for two, but things started to unravel for the visitors once Miller introduced himself following the interval.Smith reached his 50 before Miller bowled Gabriel to end a third-wicket partnership of 54 and the floodgates opened as the Volcanoes plunged from 115 for three to 162 for eight at tea.After leg-spinner Damion Jacobs had Donwell Hector caught in the deep for seven to leave Volcanoes 126 for four, Miller trapped Kyle Mayers lbw for 15 and Dennis Smith caught close to the wicket for a duck before the visitors reached 150.After they passed that milestone, Miller removed Shane Shillingford for one before Audy Alexander was run out for a duck, as Smith coasted to tea on 85.After the break, Smith reached 90 before Campbell removed debutant Kenneth Dember for five and it was touch-and-go to see if the discarded West Indies opener would reach his landmark.He duly brought up the hundred with his final four before Sherman Lewis gave a return catch to Miller to bring the innings to a close.Volcanoes brought Hector, Dennis Smith, Dember and Alexander in to replace Kirk Edwards, Kavem Hodge, Gian Benjamin and Ray Jordan, while Scorpions replaced Garth Garvey, Dennis Bulli and Oshane Thomas with Griffith, Fabian Allen and Reynard Leveridge.Scorpions – fifth in the standings on 36.6 points – gained two bowling points, but no pace bowling points and Volcanoes – last on 18.4 points – has so far added one batting point.VOLCANOES 1st InningsDS Smith not out 116*T Theophile c Palmer b Campbell 16R Cato c Palmer b Campbell 6T Gabriel b Miller 23D Hector c Green b Jacobs 7K Mayers lbw b Miller 15+DDH Smith c Palmer b Miller 0S Shillingford c King b Miller 1A Alexander run out 0K Dember c Leveridge b Campbell 5S Lewis c and b Miller 0Extras (b5, w6) 11TOTAL (all out, 83 overs) 200Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-61, 3-115, 4-126, 5-149, 6-149, 7-151, 8-152, 9-174Bowling: Green 5-1-17-0 (w5); Leveridge 9-3-20-0 (w1); Campbell 14-1-38-3; Jacobs 26-5-60-1; Miller 29-9-60-5SCORPIONS 1st InningsJ Campbell not out 37T Griffith not out 5Extras (lb1) 1TOTAL (without loss, 14 overs) 43A Fudadin, B King, F Allen, P Palmer, +S Taylor, D Green, D Jacobs, *N Miller, R Leveridge yet to batBowling: Lewis 3-0-10-0; Mayers 4-2-2-0; Shillingford 5-0-9-0; Dember 2-1-12-0Position: Scorpions trail by 157 with all first innings wickets standinglast_img read more

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Offenses score big over weekend

first_imgOffense sells tickets, defense wins championships. That is the old adage. That is what the ancient talking heads on TV blurt out every fall.The thought process behind this clich? makes sense. Without timing, coordination and consistency, an offense will fail, and it is difficult to ensure that all three of those factors show up every game. Defense, on the other hand, depends on aggression and athleticism, two factors that rarely leave you during a football game. The logic is, even when an offense stalls, a championship defense can win the game.Last Saturday, however, the old adage looked simply, well, old.USC lost to Oregon State, Georgia fell to Alabama and Wisconsin dropped an embarrassing game to Michigan. All three of those teams were supposed to rely on their defenses to win the games.Alabama, Oklahoma and Penn State, on the other hand, rode their offenses to convincing victories over ranked teams.Each game demonstrated that a dominant offense is the most important aspect in college football today.According to most national pundits, USC has the best defense in the league – a ; a championship caliber defense if there ever was one. The Trojans defense was unable to key on Oregon State running back Jacquizz Roberts, however, and the Beavers scored a respectable 27 points against the best defense the Pac-10 has to offer. Where was USC’s offense though? When the team needed to be picked up the most, an above-average offense just wasn’t good enough to pull out the game.Oklahoma, on the other hand, used a balanced, quick-hitting offense to dominate a tough TCU team early in the game. The Sooners put the Horned Frogs on their heels, and never lifted their feet off the pedal. OU has a good defense, but it is their offense – which averages 49.8 points per game – that has them ranked No. 1 in the country.Penn State is yet another example of a team riding an explosive offense to the top. The Nittany Lions toiled in mediocrity the past few seasons, because a stagnant offense wasn’t competitive enough to boost them to elite levels. This year, however, with quarterback Daryll Clark running the “Spread HD” offense, Penn State has taken its program to the next step, and they are the current favorites to win the Big Ten. This offense was nationally showcased last Saturday against then-No. 22 Illinois. The Nittany Lions won 38-24, not because their defense stopped Illinois, but because their offense was simply too much for the Fighting Illini defense to handle.Finally, we have Wisconsin. The Badgers are the perfect showcase of the limitations of an average offense. UW’s inability to get the ball in the end zone screwed the Badgers in the second half. Furthermore, the inability of the offense to produce time-consuming drives tired out the defense and allowed for an mediocre Michigan team to come back and take the game. At the time, the Badgers were the highest- ranked team in the Big Ten, but their lack of a diverse, dominant offense doomed them against an overmatched Michigan team.Among the top eight teams, only two of them – LSU and Alabama – average less than 40 points a game (but both of them average over 35). Compared to the rest of the top 25, where only Oklahoma State and Oregon average 40 points or more a game, it is clear that a dominant offense is now required to reach the upper echelon of college football.The reason for this change in dynamic is simple; the spread offense has come to rule. The spread offense is diverse and has taken many forms, but several principles remain the same no matter what variation a team runs.Most notably, offenses are spreading the field with multiple wide receivers while phasing out the fullback, and the dual threat QB is more prominent than ever before. But more importantly, coaches are looking to exploit matchups through the use of speed and quickness. Whether that means a wide receiver end-around, or lining up a running back as a wide receiver, offensive innovation is at an all-time high.The old clich? above-mentioned no longer holds true, because the spread offense flipped the script. A defense can no longer rely on unadulterated aggression, because a talented offense will make them pay for over-pursuing. A defense can no longer create mayhem with aggressive blitzing, because a dynamic offense will kill them with quick passes and a hurry-up offense. Defenses today must be assignment sound, consistent tacklers and knowledgeable of their roles. Basically, everything that used to cause an offense to fail, has become the downfall of the modern defense.Furthermore, because of the rise of the spread offense, defenses no longer boast the best athletes. Defense used to have an advantage because linebackers possessed a better combination of speed and strength than any players offenses had to offer. With more and more teams using multiple wideouts, however, athletic linebackers have been neutralized by game-breaking wide receivers.The phrase “defense wins championships” just isn’t relevant anymore. Much like the way of car phones, Bobby Bowden and Soulja Boy, it’s time has simply come to pass.last_img read more

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Badgers plunge back into regular season against Lakers

first_imgAndy FateIt feels like it’s been ages since the Wisconsin men’s hockey team last played at home. It seems that way because it has been nearly a month since the Badgers took to the home ice when they opened the season Oct. 12 and 13 at the Kohl Center. But after a three-week hiatus, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team finally returns home this weekend to take on Lake Superior State after a road series two weeks ago and a bye this past weekend.The last time the Badgers (2-2-0) were in action was two weeks ago when they were throttled in back-to-back nights, 9-2 and 7-3 by Boston College and Boston University, respectively. Although the two games combined for the most goals Wisconsin has given up in 27 years, head coach Mike Eaves said it is still much too early in the season to worry and his team is much better than the weekend in Boston showed.“We’re not pushing the panic button. It’s one of those weekends where everything that could have gone wrong, did,” Eaves said. “If you watch videos, there were moments when we were good. But when the moments of truth came, in a lot of cases, we were either bad in front of our goalie, or our goalie struggled.“So in terms of what we want to improve on, it’s so early in the year, we want to get better in everything. We’ve got a clean slate here. We had a week off, worked really hard and I know our guys are anxious to play games again and show everybody that was a little blip in the screen.”Meanwhile, Lake Superior State (4-0-0) will come into the Kohl Center Friday night riding a four-game winning streak and is one of only six undefeated teams in all of Division I.  The No. 12-ranked Lakers’ hot start has them one spot ahead of the Badgers in the latest USCHO poll.As Wisconsin senior center Mark Zengerle explained, any team with an undefeated record is not to be taken lightly.“We know they’re 4-0 and I think we just expect them to come out with a lot of confidence. And they’re playing well right now, obviously. They haven’t lost. They’re going to come into a place like the Kohl Center that’s bumping and it’s a big-time arena, so I’m sure they’re going to come in like most teams do when they play here, all fired up and ready to beat us,” Zengerle said.The Lakers have had a similar schedule to Wisconsin up to this point, playing their first series at home against Robert Morris, followed by a road series at Union and then a bye this past weekend. But one of the big reasons Lake Superior St. is currently undefeated is its defense and goaltending, which have combined to allow just 2.2 goals per game in four games.Wisconsin’s defense and goaltending duo of juniors Landon Peterson and Joel Rumpel looked good after the first series, as the two netminders combined to allow only three goals to Northern Michigan. But the following week in Boston, Peterson was torched for 13 goals in two games, as Rumpel stayed home in Madison with a lower body injury.Whether Rumpel will play this weekend is still up in the air, but Peterson has responded well in practice after struggling two weekends ago, according to Eaves.“Landon’s looked good this week,” Eaves said. “It was a concern that when a young goalie loses his confidence and fights the puck — that’s a big part of his equipment. But this week he’s been good. He’s bounced back and that’s the kind of kid he is.“He’s a hard working young guy and he knows the position. He just had to get back to some of his basics and not fight the puck so much.”Despite the early season blunders, one of the bright spots for the Badgers has been the powerplay, which has scored four goals in 17 opportunities (23.5 percent), much better than the anemic 13 percent conversion rate from a year ago.But on the flip side of things on special teams, Wisconsin’s penalty kill has been less than stellar, as it has only killed off 78 percent of the penalties so far.With this in mind, junior defenseman Jake McCabe said room exists for improvement in both strengths and weaknesses.“I want to see our powerplay keep producing. That’s been a positive this year,” McCabe said. “Our penalty has got to step up. We got to block more shots, be willing to sacrifice our bodies. And just play for each other. We’re not playing for rankings. We’re playing for ourselves and our fans.”In the Badgers’ first game in two weeks and first home series in three weeks, it will be seen just how far they have come since they last played.“We went through so much last year that what happened last weekend, most of our guys have been through something like that. So it’s, ‘Hey, let’s control what we can every week. Every day let’s come back and work on things.’ We know we’re better than we showed. We just have to play that way,” Eaves said.last_img read more

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Syracuse falls to Boston College, 88-81, in final regular season game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Relation to SU Current StudentEmployee of SUAlumniParent of Current/Former StudentLocal CNY ResidentOther Sign up for The Daily Orange Newsletter Email Address * * * indicates required As Boston College’s Makayla Dickens sauntered up the court with under three minutes remaining in both teams’ regular-season finale, Kiara Lewis and Taleah Washington stood facing her, arms stretched wide and feet ready to shift in any direction. Down five, Syracuse needed a stop, something it had lacked throughout the fourth quarter.Dickens moved to the left wing and Lewis went with her before both turned back toward the top of the key. In an instant, Eagles forward Taylor Soule set a screen on Washington while Taylor Ortlepp sprinted from beneath the basket, curling around Soule to take the pass from Dickens. From the top of the key, a wide-open Ortlepp sunk a dagger 3, extending BC’s lead to eight. SU’s heads hung as the Boston College bench yelled and waved towels, celebrating what was now a sure win.Syracuse (15-14, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) struggled to defend the 3 all game, allowing 12 makes in an 88-81 loss to Boston College (18-11, 11-7) in its regular-season finale on Sunday evening in the Carrier Dome — the final game under the iconic bubble-shaped roof that has stood since 1980. With the loss, the Orange secured the eighth seed in the ACC tournament and will play at 2 p.m. on Thursday against Virginia in Greensboro, North Carolina.“They made 12 (3s), nine of them were probably wide-open,” Gabrielle Cooper said. “I’d probably say all 12 of them were wide-open, we were just losing shooters.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNabeeha Anwar | Design EditorIt took just 63 seconds for SU head coach Quentin Hillsman to use his first timeout. The Orange’s defense, particularly in transition, was nonexistent to open Sunday’s game, and the Eagles took advantage.The visitors nailed wide-open 3s on each of their first three possessions of the game, forcing Hillsman to yank Syracuse off the court. Out of the timeout, Cooper clanked a 3 off the rim, BC’s Marnelle Garraud rebounded and immediately found Ortlepp alone on the other end of the court for another wide-open bucket. Less than 80 seconds in, the Orange’s deficit was 11.“We had a lot of blown assignments,” Hillsman said. “Our defense in transition, we were playing unsettled.”On the ensuing possession, Emma Guy snuck behind Amaya Finklea-Guity, the “anchor” of Syracuse’s full-court press, and caught another football pass from the opposite end of the court for an easy layup. The Carrier Dome crowd, which was energetic and loud just minutes earlier, had fallen silent.Then Syracuse didn’t allow a basket for the next two-plus minutes and clawed to within single digits. The last five minutes of the quarter saw a barrage of long balls drop in from both teams, leading to the highest-scoring first quarter of the Orange’s season. Emily Engstler and Brooke Alexander accounted for four of five SU 3s while three different Eagles were on target from deep. The teams combined for 12 3s in the opening quarter. Published on March 1, 2020 at 6:20 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Alexander, a graduate transfer who came into Sunday with 14 points on the season, sparked Syracuse’s immediate resurgence. She hit two 3s in the span of a minute, one from each corner. After the second, Alexander threw her hands in the air in celebration with a stone-cold look on her face. When Engstler connected from long range on the following possession, the Eagles’ lead was cut to three.“I just told them to calm down and relax and play the game,” Hillsman said he told SU after falling behind early. “Because at that point, we got 35 minutes left in the game at least.”In the second quarter, the pace slowed down. Both teams opted for looks inside and combined to attempt just six 3s, making two. SU ran its offense through Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi, who scored the home team’s first nine points of the quarter. The redshirt sophomore routinely got position down low and bested BC’s Guy with her size and power. A Lewis free throw with 1:09 remaining in the half gave the Orange their first lead of the game.Following halftime, the sides traded baskets and neither could build a sustainable lead. Boston College’s first three made shots of the third quarter were negated by SU makes on the ensuing possession. Neither team held a lead of more than three points and the game was tied seven different points of the quarter. The Orange’s only lead in the third, coming from a Cooper 3, was canceled out by a Cameron Swartz deep ball just 22 seconds later.That was the last time SU had the lead. Sloppy defense, missed shots and a technical foul issued to Hillsman with 48 seconds remaining dug Syracuse a hole it could not climb out of. The Eagles shot 7-for-10 from the field and 8-for-14 from the free-throw line in the final quarter to avoid dropping below the Orange in the ACC tournament seeding.“I can’t get the T with 48 seconds left in the game, down four, with the ball on our baseline,” Hillsman said. “You know, at that point forward, we score that’s a one-possession game, it’s totally different.”After more than a month of wondering when Syracuse’s hopes for an at-large tournament bid would end, Hillsman and the Orange have accepted their reality. If SU wants to avoid missing the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012, it must win the ACC tournament. “Our goal now moving forward is to go down there and win the whole thing,” Hillsman said. “We’ve beaten the top teams in this conference, so we gotta go down there and play that way.” Commentslast_img read more

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Stephen Curry shoots NBA three-point record in Warriors win

first_imgStephen Curry claimed a record 13 three-pointers in a single game as Golden State Warriors beat New Orleans Pelicans 116-106 on Monday.The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player had shared the previous record (12) with Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.His history-making exploits came three days after the 28-year-old had failed to record a three-pointer in a game for the first time in two years.Curry had previously gone a record 157 games with at least one three-pointer.last_img

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