Syracuse cracks top 25 of ITA rankings for 2nd time in program history

first_img Published on April 3, 2018 at 4:23 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Comments Syracuse made history on Sunday with the biggest win in program history, and as a result, moved into the Top 25 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association team rankings for the second time ever.After defeating Pittsburgh 5-2 on Friday, Syracuse (14-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast) upset No. 3 Georgia Tech on Sunday to move up nine spots in the team rankings. The No. 25 ranking is the second-highest in team history, behind only its No. 24 ranking in March 2016.The top doubles pairing of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez rocketed up the rankings after their dominant 6-2 win over the No. 1 doubles team in the nation Sunday. The pair is ranked No. 12 in the nation and has now won three-straight matches together after four-consecutive losses.Knutson picked up two victories last week at first singles, including a come-from-behind, three-set win over No. 22 Paige Hourigan to clinch the match against GT. Despite the wins, Knutson dropped one spot in the singles rankings, checking in at No. 10 in the nation.Syracuse travels to Florida this weekend for a pair of road matches, facing No. 19 Florida State on Friday and No. 18 Miami on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Asmir Begović is ‘The Idol of the Nation’ for 2012/2013

first_imgSports news portal SportSport.ba has organised an event to select the best football player of BiH in the season of 2012/2013, and the best of the best was given the title ‘The Idol of the Nation’, reports sportsport.baThis year’s idol is goalkeeper of BiH national football team and of English club ‘Stoke City’ Asmir Begović who was selected by the expert jury of sport journalists.The best football player of BiH Premier League is the football player of Čelik, Saša Kajkut, while the best coach of BiH is Safet Sušić, and the best coach of BIH Premier League is Amar Osim.The best foreign player of BiH Premier League is Miloš Vidović, the most organised club ‘Široki Brijeg’.Apart from receiving the award from the expert jury, Begović received the award of the audience who had 4272 votes, while  Miralem Pjanić ahd 1971 votes.On that occasion, Begović said that it is a great honour for him to receive the award and thanked everyone.(photo: fmscout)last_img read more

Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque on ‘holding my breath’ through death-defying spot at the end of NXT TakeOver

first_img“You know they are coming,” Levesque said. “You know what’s happening and especially in big ones like that because that is stuff I absolutely know and I absolutely sign off on it. There’s certain things where I believe they can do safely and I believe the risk-to-reward ratio is reasonable.”But there are also things that were brought up tonight where I was like, ‘Absolutely not’ (laughs). ‘No, you’re not doing that guys. As much as I love you guys and want you to tear it up like you were going to tear it up with all the other stuff, you don’t need that.'”But that’s when you hold your breath and you just wait for the landing and you’re just waiting for the referee to tell you that everybody is OK.” THIS IS WAR. #NXTTakeOver #WarGames @AdamColePro @NXTCiampa pic.twitter.com/huX7GjfgET— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 24, 2019Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe ending was one of the most dangerous spots in WWE in some time. Two wrestlers were at the top of a cage about 15 to 20 feet in the air, and all you can hope for as a spectator is that, whatever happens, both men will be OK. Ciampa and Cole ended up being OK.The moment wasn’t lost on Paul “Triple H” Levesque, the founder and senior producer of NXT and WWE’s executive vice president of talent, live events and creative, as he watched his top acts putting it all on the line.”Those are the moments where I’m just holding my breath,” Levesque told Sporting News during a media session following the event. “The truth is in this business, I’ve seen more people get injured, including myself, on dumb little things. The stuff, the big, giant spectacle spots that you really put so much care and thought into — yes, they are extremely dangerous, yes, they are extremely impactful.”It’s funny, (but) more often than not, it’s the guy running across the ring and just turns his ankle and he’s out six months.” Even though Ciampa and Cole safely executed the maneuver, some will question why such a move would be needed in an already physical affair among eight participants inside two steel cages with tables at their disposal.  Levesque admits he approved the ending, but that doesn’t mean he was going to allow his talent to do everything under the sun.  ROSEMONT, Ill. — The main event of Saturday’s WWE NXT TakeOver: WarGames show at Allstate Arena featured Team Ciampa (Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Donovan Dijakovic and Kevin Owens) defeating The Undisputed Era (NXT heavyweight champion Adam Cole, North American champ Roderick Strong and tag team champions Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly). The end of the match had Ciampa and Cole at the top corner of the first cage fighting for position. Ciampa, the former NXT champion, gained the advantage and executed the Air Raid with him and Cole crashing through a table. Ciampa then obtained the pinfall victory.last_img read more

Kerttu scores an 11-shot runaway win

first_img Finland’s Kerttu Hiltunen swept away with the English U16 girls’ open championship at Lyme Regis, finishing 11-under par and 11 shots clear of the field.After she holed her winning putt her fellow Finnish players ran on to the 18th green to soak her with water in celebration.The 15-year-old had a three shot lead at the halfway stage and took charge of the championship in this morning’s third round, when she scored one-under 73 and extended her lead to five shots.The final round was something of a procession as she played her way to a closing 72 – and the most convincing of victories. “This means everything,” said Hiltunen, who has already won the Finnish international U16 title this year.English players Ellie Gower (Chateaux des Vigier) Rafiah Banday (Royal Mid Surrey) and Jess Baker (Gosforth Park Ladies) all tried to challenge during the day, but there was just no stopping Hiltunen.The trio finished in a tie for second place on level par, with Gower shooting one-under in the final round.Hiltunen has been playing in the English U14 and U16 championships for three years and dearly wanted a win. She’s come close before and this year she was determined to claim the silverware.She came into the event in great form, having just taken the U16 Hazards Salver at the English U18 girls’ championship and she was confident from the start, when she opened with six-under 68. She kept up the momentum and each of her rounds were below par.Hiltunen has been working very hard on the practice ground and she commented: “I thought I was going to win because my swing is so good and it is getting better every day,” she said.Next, she turns her attention to the British girls’ championship – and she thinks she can win there too! Watch this space. For full scores click here 9 Aug 2018 Kerttu scores an 11-shot runaway win Tags: Lyme Regis, U16 Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more