The Latest: Notre Dame-Wake Forest game moved from Charlotte

first_imgThe Latest: Notre Dame-Wake Forest game moved from Charlotte Associated Press The school announced the move Wednesday. A day earlier, the school said it would not host fans to open the football and other fall sports seasons for home competitions amid the coronavirus pandemic.At the time, that affected only one football game: the Sept. 12 opener against top-ranked Clemson. Notre Dame’s visit two weeks later will give the Demon Deacons a second home game in September, though the school says it doesn’t anticipate being able to host fans for that game, either.In a statement, athletic director John Currie says the school was excited to play in Charlotte in front of a “vibrant” fan base roughly 80 miles from campus in the home stadium of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. The school is allowing ticket holders for the Charlotte game to receive a refund, roll the cost over toward next season or transition the purchase to a contribution to support Wake Forest athletics.___Italy midfielder Jorginho has been cleared to train with the national team after joining the squad three days late because of concerns about exposure to the coronavirus with Chelsea. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Wake Forest says its Sept. 26 game against No. 10 Notre Dame will move from Charlotte, North Carolina, to the Demon Deacons’ home field in Winston-Salem. The Italian soccer federation says a virus test for Jorginho came back negative.Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali was dropped from the team list after he was placed in isolation by his club for potential exposure to COVID-19.Italy hosts Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday and then visits the Netherlands three days later in the Nations League.Winger Federico Bernardeschi was sent home with a muscular injury.___center_img September 2, 2020 This month’s road cycling world championships have been moved to Imola, Italy, after Swiss host Aigle-Martigny backed out because of a government ruling limiting mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.The revised event from Sept. 24-27 will feature only elite men’s and women’s categories. Junior and under-23 races have been cut from the program.___Some European basketball club competitions have been rescheduled because of various coronavirus restrictions on the continent.The regular season of the Europe Cup is now scheduled to begin in January. FIBA had hoped to start the second-tier competition by October. FIBA also says the EuroCup women’s qualifying rounds have been pushed back to December. The regular season is scheduled to begin in January.FIBA still hopes to start its women’s EuroLeague on time with the regular season scheduled to begin in mid-October.The FIBA Europe board will next meet in October and will discuss holding its competitions in single-venue “bubbles.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Messi May Return against Inter Milan Tonight

first_imgThe Argentine forward returned to training last week and may be able to help Barcelona secure progression from Group B on Tuesday at the San Siro.“Leo is at the point where he might be available, but we have to wait for the training session. We have to see if he’s safe to play,” Valverde told reporters Monday.“In terms of his play and his movements, he’s fine. We have to wait. … It’s always better if he’s there. Of course it’s necessary to get Messi back as soon as possible.“There are three or four possibilities. One is that he plays from the start, or he comes on, or he goes off. What we won’t do is take any risks.”Barcelona train on Monday night in the Italian capital, after which Messi may receive his medical clearance from Barcelona’s doctors.“I don’t know if (Messi) will play tomorrow but I am happy he is back with us,” added versatile Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto.“It’s clear that we were worried about his absence, he’s the best player in the team and in the world.”Barcelona won the four games they have played without Messi, including beating Inter Milan 2-0 at the Nou Camp and thrashing Real Madrid 5-1 in La Liga.TONIGHT MATCHESMonaco Vs Brugge -18:45pmAtletico Vs Dortmund-21:00pmInter Vs Barca-21:00pmSpurs Vs PSV-21:00pmZvezda Vs Liverpool-18:45pmNapoli Vs PSG-21:00pmPorto Vs Lokomotiv -21:00pmSchalke Vs Galatasaray -21:00pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEBarcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde said yesterday that captain Lionel Messi could feature against Inter Milan in the Champions League tonight, little more than two weeks after breaking his arm.Messi was a surprise inclusion in the squad list as he was expected to be out of action for three weeks after breaking a bone in his right arm on October 20.last_img read more

Comparing Syracuse’s 2003 national title team to 2013’s Final Four lineup

first_img Published on April 4, 2013 at 1:26 am Point guardGerry McNamara6-2 182 Fr.13.3 ppg 4.4 apgMichael Carter-Williams6-6 185 So.12.1 ppg 7.4 apgMcNamara’s a Syracuse legend, but in 2003 he was just a talented freshman point guard with upside — there was no talk of the countless game-winners or “Overrated?!” Carter-Williams, meanwhile, has transformed into one of the best guards in college basketball during the NCAA Tournament. His length has given smaller point guards, such as Indiana’s Jordan Hulls, trouble all postseason long.Shooting guardKueth Duany6-6 190 Sr.11 ppg 2.0 apgBrandon Triche6-4 210 Sr.13.7 ppg 3.5 apgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuany finished his Syracuse career as one of SU’s top 55 all-time leading scorers. Triche has moved into the top 20 on that list right now. Both were the senior leaders on the team — Duany was the only one on the team in 2003 — and the difference makers. When the shooting guards go, both 2003 and 2013’s teams go.Small forwardCarmelo Anthony6-8 220 Fr.22.2 ppg 10 rpgJames Southerland6-8 215 Sr.13.5 ppg 5.2 rpgSoutherland can get hot at any moment and shoot Syracuse into any game, but there’s no player in college basketball today that can match the level at which Anthony, the 2003 NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, dominated during that season.Power forwardHakim Warrick6-8 219 So.14.8 ppg 8.5 rpgC.J. Fair6-8 215 Jr.14.3 ppg 7 rpgThey get compared all the time, and even the numbers are similar, but Fair adds a bit more versatility. Warrick became a Syracuse legend with his block in the 2003 national championship before winning Big East Player of the Year two years later, but Fair’s ability to play inside and stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting ability is a major matchup issue for any opponent.CenterCraig Forth7-0 256 So.3.8 ppg 3.3 rpgRakeem Christmas6-9 242 So.5.1 ppg 4.6 rpgBoth are far more effective on the defensive end than they are on offense, but Christmas struggles to stay on the court for extended periods of time, while Forth was truly an anchor of the 2-3 zone and finished ninth on the all-time blocks list at Syracuse. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more