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YMCA cart off Jeet Brothers-sponsored dominoes

first_imgTHE Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) led from the start and never relinquished the lead, as they emerged winners of the Jeet Brothers-sponsored dominoes tournament, played at their headquarters, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.The eventual winners tallied 79 games to win from Canal Six on 73 and International Six who trailed on 70.It was all YMCA from the outset as they led off with 17 games, leaving Canal Six on 13 and International Six on a mere eight. Apart from the second sitting, when Canal drew within two games of the leaders, the hosts took complete control to romp home easy winners.Rishi Das led for YMCA with 16 games while Brian Allen (15), Adit Singh (14) and Roger Browne (13) lent valuable support.The top players for Canal Six were Scotty Ramroop with 15 games and Oudit Prittipaul and Kedar Seopaul with 14 each.For International Six, there were 16 games for Martin Permaul, 15 for Soomdat Jeet and 14 for Navin Samaroo.Trophies were presented to the winning and second-placed teams and the top player in each team, who were Das of YMCA, Ramroop from Canal Six and International Six’s Permaul. Members of the winning team also received caps, compliments of the sponsors.The game was coordinated by popular dominoes enthusiast Manniram Shew. The Jeet brothers reside in New York and are currently holidaying in Guyana.last_img read more

Gabriela Knutson eliminated from NCAA women’s tennis singles tournament in two set loss

first_img Published on May 25, 2018 at 12:39 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 5 Gabriela Knutson’s singles season came to an end Friday morning after No. 22 Mayar Sherif Ahmed of Pepperdine defeated Syracuse’s first singles in a tight two-set affair, 6-4, 7-5. The pair went back and forth most of the afternoon, but Sherif won big points at the end of sets to book her spot in the NCAA women’s tennis quarterfinals.Knutson was the aggressor from the opening point, but Sherif used a slice backhand early on to throw Knutson off her rhythm and force errors. Sherif grabbed the break of serve and consolidated it on her own service, winning both games at deuce to take a 2-0 lead.The SU junior pulled herself level in the match, breaking serve with a big forehand that forced Sherif into an error. Once Knutson held serve comfortably to take her first lead in the match at 4-3, she appeared to have taken control.Sherif, however, won another deuce down 4-3 to hold serve, then took advantage of Knutson’s mistakes to recapture the lead. Sherif served out the opening set, 6-4.Knutson took control of the second set early, grabbing a break of serve in the fourth game. With a 3-1 lead, Knutson needed to hold serve to consolidate her break. Knutson missed a forehand into the net down break point, then slammed an extra tennis ball into the side fence and walked to her chair.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSherif and Knutson traded serves for the ensuing five games, until Knutson, again, faltered at the end of the set. On serve at 5-all, Knutson was broken at love. As her forehand hit the net, Sherif fist pumped and jogged to her chair, as Knutson stood at mid-court in disbelief.Knutson fought her way to break point on deuce, needing a break to keep her tournament hopes alive. But Sherif hit a crosscourt backhand winner to finish the match, 7-5, ending Knutson’s singles season and causing her to fall short of the quarterfinals goal she set before the tournament.Her season continues as she partners with Miranda Ramirez in doubles at 1:30 p.m., playing for a spot in the quarterfinals. Commentslast_img read more

Three takeaways from No. 10 Notre Dame’s win over No. 18 Virginia

first_imgThis is a game the Fighting Irish will look back on with a huge sigh of relief when their season comes to an end.No. 10 Notre Dame took down No. 18 Virginia, 35-20, in South Bend on Saturday to move to 3-1 on the season, but they did it while trailing at the half, failing to recover an onside kick to start the second half and looking pretty lackadaisical for much of the game after losing its first contest of the year to Georgia last week. This was by no means a walk in the park for the Irish, who ran into a team in the Cavaliers (4-1) that looked like the better of the two over the first 30 minutes.But the Fighting Irish pulled away in the second half and that had everything to do with the pass rush. Related News Rondale Moore injury update: Purdue star receiver (leg) carted to locker room We say that to say this: Virginia has a pretty darn good football team, and Notre Dame is also coming off of a very tough matchup with one of the best teams in the country in Georgia.While Notre Dame didn’t play well this week, it doesn’t mean that makes Virginia any less good. The Cavaliers played very well in this game. They made some mistakes but to go into South Bend and push a top-10 team for the better part of three quarters is pretty darn impressive.At the same time, the Irish didn’t look particularly good. Quarterback Ian Book was just OK, the offensive line more or less didn’t look great, and honestly, on a one-game sample size, the Cavaliers appeared to have the better skill-position players. But don’t let either of those storylines warp what this game really told us: Virginia has a good team despite how Notre Dame played. It doesn’t take a lot of evaluation to come to that conclusion so don’t overthink it. Three takeaways from No. 10 Notre Dame’s win over No. 18 VirginiaNotre Dame’s front seven bailed out the IrishThe Irish were by no means leaps and bounds better than Virginia in this game. Cavaliers quarterback Bryce Perkins was really good in the first half as were his wide receivers while the Irish’s offense was really mediocre. But if there was any clear mismatch in this game it was Notre Dame’s front seven vs. Virginia’s pass protection.In the first half, the Cavaliers more or less dominated the game. Their quick passing game consistently moved the chains and their offense controlled the clock at will. But the Irish got a strip-sack in the second quarter which gave the offense a short field and a quick score. Apart from that sequence, the Cavaliers won the first half 17-7.Notre Dame’s Julian Okwara up to two sacks today with #Vikings GM Rick Spielman in the house, per @TJamesNDI. Okwara is a top-40ish prospect. pic.twitter.com/xHJzRNsa2Y— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) September 28, 2019Then in the third quarter, the offense for Notre Dame once again struggled but the front seven bailed the Irish out again. They got two strip-sacks, one which set up the offense inside the 5-yard line and another returned for a score. Through three quarters Notre Dame’s defensive front essentially set up 21 of the team’s 28 points. Ian Book better be buying his defensive line steaks for the next week.Just dawned on me that a Tagovailoa could win the Heisman AND the @piesmantrophy. (That’s Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Tua’s cousin.) pic.twitter.com/BWnHZq3iGF— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 28, 2019JULIAN OKWARA WITH ANOTHER STRIP SACK!!ADE OGUNDEJI WITH THE SCOOP AND SCORE!!!IRISH UP 28-17!!! pic.twitter.com/gqbCrI1low— ND Whiteboard (@ND_Whiteboard) September 28, 2019Cavaliers abandoned what was workingThe game plan worked for Virginia in the first half. Perkins is a good passer, but he is especially good at getting the ball out of his hands quickly and letting his receivers go to work. In the first 30 minutes, that’s what the Cavaliers did a lot of and it set up a couple of nice touchdown passes.Bryce Perkins to Joe Reed for the 6 yard TOUCHDOWN🔥Virginia taking the lead early on Notre Dame#VirginiavsNotreDame pic.twitter.com/Qe7JCKKJO2— The Sideline Report (@SidelineReport_) September 28, 2019Bryce Perkins WANTS THE UPSET😲He finds Hasise Dubois and Virginia (+10.5) leads Notre Dame!pic.twitter.com/jFUXmdaobg— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) September 28, 2019Perkins was 18-of-22 passing for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Virginia led 17-14. In the second half, whether by design or an adjustment by the Irish defense, Perkins was holding the ball longer and longer and getting hit repeatedly. By the end of the third quarter, the Irish had eight sacks including the two strip-sacks that led to all of the Irish’s 14 points in those 15 minutes.So why did the Cavaliers go away from what was working? That’s a question their fans will be asking for hours after this one wraps up.Virginia is good and Notre Dame was also one week off a tough gameWe always want to speak in absolutes about football. We want a game to be a statement about which team was good and which was bad, who played well and who didn’t, but the truth is always somewhere in between even if we want every game to be some kind of grand declaration.last_img read more

NFL Combine records: Top 40 times, bench press reps, more

first_imgNothing projects a football player’s ability to perform at the highest professional level quite like a cone-to-cone sprint in his underwear.Enter the 2020 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, where the country’s best college football players converge for their first encounters with NFL franchises ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. NFL Combine records40-yard dash*Electronic timing began in 1999*Record holder: John Ross, WR, 2017Time: 4.22 secondsYeah, but: Running back Bo Jackson reportedly ran a 4.12 at the Combine in 1986. Defensive back Deion Sanders was clocked at 4.2 in 1989.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.Year1.John Ross4.22WR20172.Chris Johnson4.24RB20083.Dri Archer4.26RB20144.Marquise Goodwin4.27WR2013T5.Jacoby Ford4.28WR2010T5.Jalen Myrick4.28CB2017T5.J.J. Nelson4.28WR2015T5.Demarcus Van Dyke4.28DB2011Bench pressRecord holder: Stephen Paea, DT, 2011Repetitions (225 pounds): 49Yeah, but: Paea’s 49 reps were deemed a record in 2011 even though defensive tackle Justin Ernest pumped out 51 reps in 1999.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerRepsPos.Year1.Stephen Paea49DT20112.Mitch Petrus45OL2010T3.Jeff Owens44DT2010T3.Dontari Poe44DT2012T5.Russell Bodine42C2014T5.Harrison Phillips42DT2018T5.Tank Tyler42DL2007MORE: Recalling crazy Combine interview questionsVertical jumpRecord holder: Chris Conley, WR, 2015 / Donald Washington, CB, 2009Height: 45.0″Yeah, but: Safety Gerald Sensabaugh set a Combine record with his 46-inch vertical in 2005, a year before the NFL’s recency cut-off.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerHeightPos.YearT1.Chris Conley45.0WR2015T1.Donald Washington45.0CB20093.Byron Jones44.5CB2015T4.A.J. Jefferson44.0CB2010T4.Obi Melifonwu44.0S2017T4.Juan Thornhill44.0S2019Broad jumpRecord holder: Byron Jones, DB, 2015Length: 12’3″Yeah, but: Jones did more than shatter the Combine record — he set a world record with his jump that dropped jaws at the 2015 event.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerLengthPos.Year1.Byron Jones12’3″CB2015T2.Obi Melifonwu11’9″S2017T2.Emanuel Hall11’9″WR2019T2.Juan Thornhill11’9″S20195.Miles Boykin11’8″WR2019Three-cone drillRecord holder: J.T. Thomas, CB, 2018Time: 6.28 secondsYeah, but: Thomas went undrafted in 2018. He was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent but was cut soon after.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.Year1.Jordan Thomas6.28CB20182.Jeffrey Maehl6.42WR20113.Buster Skrine6.44DB2011T4.Scott Long6.45WR2010T4.David Long6.45CB2019MORE: Stars who overcame terrible Combines20-yard shuttleRecord holder: Jason Allen, CB, 2006 / Brandin Cooks, WR, 2014Time: 3.81 secondsYeah, but: Four players — Kevin Kasper, Deion Branch, Dunta Robinson and Champ Bailey — posted better 20-yard shuttle times before 2006. Kasper’s time of 3.73 remains the best.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.YearT1.Brandin Cooks3.81WR2014T1.Jason Allen3.81CB20063.Bobby McCain3.82CB20154.B.W. Webb3.84CB2013T5.Justin Simmons3.85FS2016T5.Desmond Trufant3.85CB201360-yard shuttleRecord holder: Shelton Gibson, WR, 2017Time: 10.71 secondsYeah, but: … Gibson was fast — no buts about it. He barely edged Brandin Cooks and Avonte Maddox (10.72) for this record.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.Year1.Shelton Gibson10.71WR2017T2.Brandin Cooks10.72WR2014T2.Avonte Maddox10.72CB2018T4.Jamell Fleming10.75CB2012T4.Buster Skrine10.75DB2011 MORE 2020 NFL COMBINE:TV schedule | Biggest takeaways from IndyWhether and how much the Combine’s events matter is up for constant debate, but we doubt Byron Jones would have been drafted in the first round in 2015, for example, without his world-record broad jump. Physical attributes, though just one piece of the puzzle that is a player’s pre-draft evaluation, can’t hurt.Below are the best numbers for the core events — 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle — since 2006, or what the league calls “recent” history.The NFL does not keep Combine records, so these marks are unofficial.MORE NFL COMBINE:Notable Wonderlic scores from the pastlast_img read more