Syracuse drops 6 spots to No. 18 in Inside Lacrosse poll

first_imgAfter losing two of three games since the last update, Syracuse (7-5, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) dropped six spots in this week’s Inside Lacrosse poll, to No. 18. It’s the third-straight week the Orange has dropped in the poll.Just hours after last week’s rankings came out, Syracuse lost on the road to now-No. 9 Northwestern. SU snuck out a win at an unranked Princeton, 17-16, that wasn’t decided until the final seconds. But on Saturday, Syracuse returned to the Carrier Dome and was crushed by now-No. 16 Duke, losing 17-10.There are now five ACC teams above the Orange in the poll: No. 2 Boston College, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 10 Virginia, No. 14 Virginia Tech and No. 16 Duke. Three of those teams still remain on SU’s schedule: VT, BC and UNC.Boston College remains one of two undefeated teams in Division I, at 13-0. No. 1 Stony Brook is 9-0.Syracuse’s next game is on the road, when the Orange travels to Baltimore, Maryland, to take on Loyola (Maryland) on Thursday. Loyola is up one spot to No. 6 in this week’s poll after beating two unranked teams last week, American and Boston University.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img Commentslast_img read more

Bahamas launches electronic bail system

first_imgThe Bahamas has launched a new bail management system (BMS) allowing for the processing of bail applications, persons who are granted bail, suretors, as well as police station check-ins, to be done electronically.The government said that the BMS represents a continued effort by the Office of the Attorney-General to crack down on persons acting as suretor for more than one person’s bail. The authorities said the system will also rely on biometrics – fingerprints and photos- to keep track of persons who have been granted bail with conditions.The launch of the BMS comes after two amendments to the Bail Act passed in 2014 and 2015.last_img

Sir Alex Ferguson writes off Manchester City and Chelsea title ambitions

first_imgManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed Chelsea’s and Manchester City’s title hopes this season and suggests the race for the title is between his side and Arsenal.In the wake of John Terry’s claims that United could buckle under the strain of the run-in, Ferguson believes Carlo Ancelotti’s men have too much ground to make up on the league leaders.United travel to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday to face the Premier League champions, with the gap between the two sides now somewhat of a gulf at 12 points, after 26 matches.“Arsenal or ourselves will win it. You come towards the end and there are always two teams who break away. That’s the way it’s looking at the moment,” said Ferguson“But it won’t be easy [for Chelsea] to come back from that kind of points deficit.“Maybe 82 points will win the league. We think we can gather that total from the games we’ve got. You don’t care where you get them. “I said some time ago, the team that is most consistent would win the league.“That is why I stress that we have to keep our momentum going and get that consistency.”In response to Terry’s mind games, Ferguson conceded: “You try things. We all try things.”Ferguson also stated that while his side are the object of much envy for most other squads, he still has the ongoing task of keeping his personnel happy.“My experience is that players want to play in all the games now, that is the problem,” he told reporters. “It is a nightmare picking teams at this stage of the season because you are leaving good players out of some very big games.“This season I am helped a little bit because I have two or three injuries at the moment, so my options are condensed.“All the players who are going to be playing all the time are delighted at that.”Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

Medeama coach blasts refs despite winning 4-1

first_img“We played our best game in a very long time. I’m very happy about the play and the match outcome, especially the first half,” the Medeama coach said.> Medeama impressively spanked top side Lions 4-1 at home on match day 19 of the FCPPL. The Mauve and Yellows wrapped up the game in 50 minutes – with three first half goals, a brace from leading scorer Nathaniel Asamoah and one from striking partner Kwesi Donsu ended the first half at 3-0 before captain Hans Kwofie added the fourth 5 minutes from recess. Medeama’s win moves them to 7th position on the FCPPL log after match day 19.– Lions came fighting and got one goal back through Daniel Bonsu. They further found a goal but were denied to the amazement of the entire stadium dominated by home fans. An attack worked from behind which saw midfielder Isaac Quansah stylishly set up Hudu Yakubu with a left foot flick to finish off without mistake only to be flagged by assistant line 2. In a rather unusual manner, the young Swedish trainer bemoaned refereeing in the second half while praising his team’s achievement. Strand opines that the referees denied the two sides an entertaining game with the away side being the most affected. Yakubu charged on the assistant in vehement protest and got yellow carded for his troubles. The angry attacker would soon engage centre referee Wiseman Ghansah in verbal exchanges and get marched off with a second yellow card. There was a break as shocked Lions players protested against continued referee decisions against them. ”[Lions] second goal? For me, it doesn’t look like an offside. It looks a clean goal for me. I don’t know if the referee blew for a free kick or the player was pushing my central defender before coming in or otherwise, I don’t know what he [referee] should blow for. For me, it was a clean goal from my point of view. But I don’t see from the perspective of where the referee is, but for me, from where I stand, I think it was a clean goal,” he confessed. “Anyhow, as the game went on, we had control of the game, created but missed more chances.”The red card? I asked my assistants and they said the player insulted the referee and so he said it was enough. That, I can understand if you insult. “The second half, Heart of Lions came out with a nothing-to-lose attitude and that benefited them – It made the come into the game. At the same time we got an early goal which gave us more confidence in time. They came back and got one goal – a good goal. They kept on pushing,” he added. His side enjoyed a goal feast against Heart of Lions but coach Tom Strand’s happiness got ‘destroyed’ by officiating. “But if the referees are keeping the game as they did in the first half, if they kept it on a straight level, this would never happen. The game would keep on flowing and it would have been a nice game the whole 90 minutes and would have been perfect. But now the second half, [referee] destroys the game. Now, instead of a good and fantastic football game, somehow it destroys the party, the feast you know but otherwise, I’m very happy with my team and the outcome of the game.[sic]” Tom Strand then descended on referee Ghansah and his assistants with his analysis of their key decisions in the second half.last_img read more