Geno Thorpe has left Syracuse basketball for personal reasons

first_img Published on December 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TR Syracuse guard Geno Thorpe is leaving the program, SU Athletics announced on Friday afternoon. His departure comes after he played a season-low four minutes against Maryland on Monday. He left the program, at least in part, because he was unhappy with his playing time, multiple sources told The Daily Orange. Thorpe left Penn State at the end of the 2013-14 season for the same reason.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThorpe did not board the team’s flight to Miami for its game against Kansas on Saturday afternoon.This leaves SU with three scholarship guards: junior Frank Howard, sophomore Tyus Battle and freshman Howard Washington.The graduate transfer was brought in from South Florida to provide depth and he was a part of the three-guard lineups — with Howard and Battle — that SU head coach Jim Boeheim discussed at the beginning of the year. Syracuse has not played that lineup much recently, instead going with freshmen forwards Oshae Brissett and Marek Dolezaj.“He wants to start in the three-guard rotation,” Gene Thorpe, Geno’s father, told The Daily Orange in October. “(He wants to) be part of the starting lineup with Howard (and) Battle.”Thorpe has played in six games, averaging 14.3 minutes and six points per game.“He loves (Syracuse) so far,” Gene added.Thorpe was enrolled in one class this semester that met once per week. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Derek Boateng denies Fulham talks

first_imgGhana midfielder Derek Boateng says he is committed to his pre-contract agreement with Greek top flight side Olympiakos and is not in talks with English Premiership side Fulham.Boateng, who is currently battling with his Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at football governing body FIFA, has already agreed a deal to join the Greece champions in summer.However, media reports in England this week claim that the Getafe midfielder has opened negotiations with The Cottagers at the end of the season.The media speculation in the English press has not gone down well with Olympiakos, who have now asked Boateng to verify whether he will joined them in summer or otherwise.But the 29-year-old has told management of the Greek giants that he is not in talks with Fulham or any other club and is solidly committed to his early pre-contract agreement with them.“I give you my word; I have not signed up to any group neither Fulham nor elsewhere. The agreement I have with Olympiakos is valid,” Boateng told Olympiakos management. Boateng is expected to arrive in Greece today (Friday) to start training with the club.last_img read more

Clippers win fourth straight, defeat Phoenix Suns at home

first_imgThe Clippers extended their undefeated streak to four games Monday night with a 102-96 win over the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center.It is only the fourth time in franchise history that the Clippers have started the season with four wins, the last time being in 2007-08.The Clippers gave up 33 points in the third quarter and relinquished a 14-point lead, but head coach Doc Rivers praised L.A. reserves in holding on for the victory.“Our bench won the game for us tonight,” Rivers said. After missing four straight shots to open the second quarter, the Clippers’ second unit led the way on a 15-0 run. It sank five straight shots during the run, including a DeAndre Jordan reverse dunk on an alley-oop from Austin Rivers.The Clippers finished the half on a 24-7 run and held the Suns to just 16 points in the second quarter. All 10 Clippers who played in the first half scored at least one point, with Griffin leading the way with 10. A three-point play by Lance Stephenson gave the Clippers a 14-point lead, but the Suns (2-2) went on a 22-7 run, including 10 unanswered points, to take a one-point lead. Markieff Morris gave the Suns their lead on a 3-pointer with about three minutes left in the quarter.“We have to defend better,” Paul said. “We can’t have those stretches when we let teams get comfortable and do whatever they want, but we want to figure it out and win at the same time.”Josh Smith buoyed the Clippers in the final minutes of the third quarter, fending off the Suns’ run with back-to-back 3-pointers before tossing up a lob to Wesley Johnson to give L.A. a three-point lead going into the fourth quarter. The Clippers face the only other undefeated team in the Western Conference next, playing at Golden State on Wednesday. The Warriors beat the Grizzlies by 50 points Monday night behind a 30-point performance from Stephen Curry. While the Warriors have routed opponents en route to their unblemished record, the Clippers have needed to survive game likes Monday’s.Differing paths aside, Rivers is looking forward to the early season marquee matchup of Western Conference rivals. “You’re both as good as your record,” Rivers said. “They’re undefeated and we’re undefeated. No matter how many points you win by, you’re both undefeated. But we’ll see, they’re the champs.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Clippers bench scored 41 points, led by guard Jamal Crawford’s 11. The 35-year-old Crawford now has 16,003 for his career. He is the 23rd shooting guard in NBA history to eclipse the 16,000-point mark. Forward Blake Griffin, who entered the game averaging 32 points, finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Chris Paul, the league’s second-leading assist man entering Monday’s game, had only five. He didn’t get an assist in the second half until 3:48 remained in the game. Paul finished with 17 points and five turnovers. Paul’s first assist in the second half came on a much-needed 3-pointer from J.J. Redick that put the Clippers up by five. Griffin scored five of the final 10 points for the Clippers to help keep L.A. undefeated. Redick finished with 10 points, all of his field goals coming from beyond the arc, where he was 3 for 10. last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 — January students of month announced

first_img*Students: You will need a Student ID to get in to the Homecoming dance. Please sign-up in the office if you need a new one, or are a new student and have not received one. If you do not bring your Student ID the night of the dance, you will be charged $5 for a new one. *There will be a Sophomore Class Ring Meeting on Wednesday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Feb. 2, 2015:MondayTuesday• Basketball at Buhler, 6 p.m.Wednesday• Jostens Sophomore Class Ring, 2:30 p.m.Thursday• Regional Scholars’ Bowl.Friday• Homecoming Basketball at Wellington vs  Augusta.• Wrestling at Rose Hill 11 a.m.Saturday• ACT• Wrestling at Rose Hill 10 a.m.• JV Wrestling at Wichita South 9 a.m. Today’s News•Congratulations to the January Students of the month-9th- Ian King10th- Rylee Vargas11th- Wesley Gilmore12th- Orian Brown * WHS Juniors: Looking at obtaining a degree in education? Applications are being accepted for the 26th annual Kansas Future Teacher Academy. It will be held on the campus of Emporia State University from Sunday, June 7 to Thursday, June 11. If you’d like more information, see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office. Monday lunch: Beef and Bean Burrito/sauce, romaine and tomato, green beans, chilled pears, tortilla chips.Tuesday lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, tossed salad w/romaine, applesauce, hot roll/jelly. *Work Ethic Session #4 is Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the FACS room!  Bank of Commerce will be our presenter. *There will be a box outside of Ms. Vaughn’s room to put song suggestions in for the homecoming dance- feel free to stop by.Follow us on Twitter. *Not sure what to get your sweetheart, friend, or relative for Valentine’s Day? Well, WHS your problems are over. The WHS Madrigals and Mixed Ensemble are doing singing Valengrams this year on the 13th. The Valengrams will be sold during lunch today so find a choir member for more information. *Spirit Week is this week and the theme is Crusaders Blast from the Past.Tomorrow will be Sitcoms of the 60’sWednesday will be Disco FeverThursday will be 80’s BandsFriday will be Crusaders through the decades Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Bill Murray wants some credit for setting up Michael Jordan’s game-winning shot in ‘Space Jam’

first_imgMichael Jordan always had Scottie Pippen by his side as the Bulls captured six NBA championships in the 1990s, but don’t forget about the other wingman who helped Jordan secure one of the biggest wins of his career.Yes, it’s time to give Bill Murray some damn credit. In an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Murray, a huge supporter of Chicago’s pro sports teams, was asked about “The Last Dance.” Murray said “of course” he’s been watching ESPN’s documentary series on the 1997-98 Bulls, and he even spotted himself in some of the archival footage because he starred alongside Jordan in the 1996 film “Space Jam.”And speaking of “Space Jam,” Murray wanted to remind everyone the Tune Squad’s victory over the Monstars wouldn’t have been possible without his clutch play.MORE: MJ’s six championship Bulls teams, ranked”People forget that I got the assist on the game-winning basket,” Murray told Kimmel. “So easily forgotten. … I stole the ball. I made the pass. I got nothing. I wasn’t even interviewed after. But that was a lot of fun making that.”Let’s check the tape here.Murray may have gotten a steal in the box score, but Daffy Duck caused the turnover. Murray did tell him what to do before the play, though, so fair enough.There is no question about the assist. Murray dished the ball to Jordan, who beat the buzzer and avoided a life of servitude on Moron Mountain.Aside from the lack of recognition for his efforts, Murray enjoyed his experience on the “Space Jam” set, especially when the actors had a little free time.”We would just go play golf for an hour, play three or four holes of golf with Larry Bird and Michael and myself,” Murray said. “That was a lot of fun.” Not a bad way to make a living.You can watch Murray’s full interview with Kimmel below.last_img read more

Mets can hardly believe they blew it

first_imgThe Phillies completed a three-game sweep and New York went 5-12 down the stretch in one of the most stunning and colossal collapses in baseball history. “We blew it,” Carlos Delgado said Monday as several Mets packed up for the winter. An 8-1 loss to Florida in the season finale Sunday – with Glavine getting chased after just one out – allowed the Phillies to win the division title by a game when they beat Washington. The talented Mets were left out of the playoffs, making them the first major league team that failed to finish in first place after owning a lead of seven games or more with 17 remaining. New York, which had that margin on Sept. 12, also matched the largest lead blown in September. “It still doesn’t feel like the season is over. It feels like we should be playing today, but we didn’t make it,” pitcher John Maine said. From news services Back on Sept. 14, nobody at Shea Stadium realized what was starting to unfold. Tom Glavine was cruising along for the Mets with a two-run lead against Philadelphia before Chase Utley hit a tying homer in the sixth. New York made a couple of late mistakes on defense and lost, 3-2, in 10 innings. Seemed harmless enough. The Mets still held a 5 -game cushion in the NL East and were 20 games above .500 with 16 to play. Go get ’em tomorrow, wrap it up soon.They never did. In a town where the Mets often struggle to take headlines away from the crosstown Yankees, the not-so-Amazin’ Mets owned the tabloids Monday – for all the wrong reasons. The back page of the New York Post blared: “CHOKED TO DEATH.” The front page of the Daily News read: “FROM CHAMPS TO CHUMPS.” Phillies celebrate comeback With their 10,000th franchise loss just a memory, the surging Philadelphia Phillies celebrated their unlikely NL East title at City Hall amid thousands of delirious fans. The Phillies begin the postseason Wednesday when they host Colorado. Organizers called Monday’s noon event the biggest pep rally in city history. Tightly packed fans encircled City Hall and spilled across the street to Love Park and beyond. They waved “Fightin’ Phils” towels and roared “M-V-P! M-V-P!” when shortstop Jimmy Rollins took the stage. “Lo and behold, the National League East belongs to one team and one city, and that’s the City of Brotherly Love, baby,” a gleeful Rollins said. “We did this for a city that’s been longing for something from this baseball team for a long time,” Rollins said. “But we’re not done yet. … This is party number one.” Almost a century Lou Piniella got the hard, cold facts nearly a year ago when he was introduced as the Cubs manager. Told it was going on 99 years between World Series winners, Piniella seemed surprised. “Has it been that long here?” he asked. Piniella made sure he gave Cubs’ fans hope, dispensing the same optimism they’ve been hearing from a long list of managers during a drought that extends to 1908. “Urgency is important,” he said. “We’re going to win here.” So far, he’s delivered. And that’s why the mere mention of his name brings out a long chorus of “Louuuuuuu” from the long-suffering followers, several thousand of whom showed up for a rainy downtown rally Monday. The NL Central champion Cubs open the playoffs Wednesday at Arizona. Arizona unlikely winner The kids have made it this far. Now the pressure rises. The young Arizona Diamondbacks, with their rallying cry “Anybody, Anytime,” head into the division series with the best record in the National League. This unlikely mix of rookies, role players and a few veteran leaders finished last in hitting and were outscored by opponents overall. Yet by winning the close ones, with solid pitching and timely hits from just about everyone at one time or another, Arizona advanced to the postseason for the fourth time in the franchise’s 10-year history. “In this day and age, I’ve never seen a team like this,” said left fielder Eric Byrnes, a high-energy leader of the team. “This is a group of unselfish guys. They think team first and not as a bunch of individuals. That’s rare today in sports.” Yankees playoff plans Hideki Matsui will likely be a designated hitter when the Yankees open the playoffs Thursday at Cleveland. Matsui hit just .185 in September with two homers and 12 RBIs and had fluid drained from his right knee on Sunday in New York. Yankees manager Joe Torre said Johnny Damon could start in left field and that he also was thinking about using rookie Shelley Duncan, a right-handed hitter, against C.C. Sabathia in Game 1. Around the league Astros: Houston closer Brad Lidge had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. The Astros said the 30-year-old reliever should be ready for the start of spring training in mid-February. Mets: Relief pitcher Scott Schoeneweis received six shipments of steroids in 2003 and 2004 from the Florida pharmacy under investigation for illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, reported.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Indian American Man to Pay Over $136,000 for Involvement in Tech Scam

first_imgAn Indian American man from California, who was accused of providing substantial assistance to an India-based tech support scam, reached a settlement with U.S. federal authorities. Parmjit Singh Brar, who is an operator of Genius Technologies and Avangatee Services, will pay more than $136,000 and be permanently banned from offering tech support, PTI reported.The case came to light in February this year during an enforcement sweep launched by the U.S. Department of Justice to stop illegal schemes exploiting older Americans. The Federal Trade Commission then proceeded to file a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, on Feb. 21.According to the Federal Trade Commission, Brar had provided substantial assistance to the tech support fraud by receiving and processing customer payments as well as establishing and maintaining business accounts upon which the scheme depended.These accounts in question were telephone and remote computer connection services. The scheme involved Indian telemarketers calling consumers or using Internet pop-up ads disguised as security alerts to trick consumers into buying bogus tech support services.Saying they were from well-known tech companies, the telemarketers told consumers that their computers were at risk, that hackers would soon break into their computers and rob their bank accounts. The telemarketers said that if they were given remote access to the consumers’ computers, they would install expensive and high-quality security software to resolve the problem in exchange for a substantial sum of money.The Federal Trade Commission stated that the telemarketers then installed out-of-date security software, which they claimed was affiliated with the U.S. government. During this process, they illegally obtained the consumers’ personal information without their consent. The cost to consumers ranged between several hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. They then made up additional reasons to push the consumers to buy more software to avoid new cyber-threats. Several people paid more than $50,000, and one person paid almost $400,000 over a period of several years.As part of the settlement with the commission, Brar is banned from marketing, promoting or offering tech support services. He has agreed to pay over seven million dollars monetary judgement, which is to be partially suspended upon payment of the $136,000 due to his inability to pay the full amount. Related ItemsCaliforniaIndian Americanlast_img read more