first_img A baby Benanti is on the way! Broadway favorite Laura Benanti and her husband Patrick Brown are expecting a daughter; the Tony winner recently revealed the exciting news on Twitter. The two were wed in November last year.”We are overjoyed to be growing this tiny human, and can’t wait to meet her this winter,” Benanti said in a statement.Benanti earned a Tony nomination this year for her performance in She Loves Me, which concluded its limited run on July 10. She won in 2008 for Gypsy and received nominations for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Into the Woods and Swing!. Her additional credits include The Wedding Singer and Nine on stage and Supergirl, The Sound of Music Live!, Nashville and Go On on screen. She recently made headlines for her uncanny take on Melania Trump following the potential First Lady’s speech controversy.In September 2015, Benanti opened up about experiencing a miscarriage. In her piece, she questioned why the subject was considered over-sharing and offered words of comfort to women and families going through similar experiences. “My hope is that talking about it in an open forum can be healing in some small way,” Benanti said. “Sometimes it can be helpful to know that someone out there has felt the same pain as you.”With every storm comes a rainbow, and Broadway.com congratulates the couple on the happy news. Patrick Brown & Laura Benanti(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) Doing a little research with @impbrown!Coming this winter…#BabyGirlBrown pic.twitter.com/xETOz1wDUU— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) August 11, 2016center_img View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgKilling two birds with one stone? Keanu Reeves and the Matrix 4 cast celebrated the end of filming with a massive wrap party amid the pandemic by allegedly staging a party scene for the movie.According to German newspaper Bild, the gathering — which was given the code name “Ice cream team event” — took place at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany, on Wednesday, November 11, with nearly 200 workers in attendance. The group reportedly enjoyed tattoo stations inside caravans, a pyrotechnics and dance performance, a DJ and a dance floor, several bars and a sushi and dessert station. The publication also published a photo from the bash, which showed the packed venue.Keanu Reeves and the ‘Matrix’ Cast Hold Secret Wrap Party in Germany Amid PandemicKeanu Reeves attends the ‘Too Old to Die Young’ screening in Los Angeles on June 10, 2019. Todd Williamson/JanuaryImages/Shutterstock- Advertisement – Makarewicz also noted that producers “consciously put this shoot with its many participants” on the last day of filming.One month earlier, Grant, 47, was spotted kissing Reeves as she dropped him off at the set of The Matrix 4. Filming was temporarily suspended in California in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic but resumed in Germany, where the couple arrived in June. The Matrix 4 hits theaters in December 2021.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Reeves, 56, and his girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, were spotted at the party and Matrix directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski were also reportedly at the rager.One guest told Bild that precautions were taken before the event. “The mood was exuberant. There was a rapid [COVID-19] test for everyone in advance,” the attendee said. “Everyone had to come with a mask, but many didn’t wear them later.”However, the anonymous partygoer also claimed, “No directorial instructions were given, there was no clapperboard and no one was filming.”- Advertisement – Parties of up to 50 people are allowed in Berlin and the neighboring state of Brandenburg, where the event took place. Gatherings must be registered in advance along with the submission of a “hygiene concept.” Guests must also abide by social distancing rules and wear masks. Bild confirmed with a Potsdam spokesperson that the city was not notified of a gathering.Studio Babelsberg spokeswoman Bianca Makarewicz told Us Weekly that producers said they were filming “a celebration scene, which was filmed in the summer, and this was in connection with that. The hygiene regulations were complied with.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgEight lots have been snapped up at the Haven Estate stage three pre-release, set to be complete in November, with Lachlan Nielson the first to purchase during the pre-release. Lachlan will move in with his partner and their dog, Nadine. PICTURE: Matt Taylor.LAND sales at Haven Estate’s Stage 3 have been heating up prior to it’s anticipated completion in late November. With views to Castle Hill eight laneway lots have already been snapped up off the plan with two new roads, 23 lots, walking tracks and green spaces currently under construction.Marketing and sales co-ordinator at Ellis Developments Meredith Sweeney said only 15 lots were left on the market. READ MORE Townsville has some of Australia’s best suburbs to invest READ MORE “We released a small portion of the lots to be available off the plan before earth works, and 8 lots were quickly snatched up,” Ms Sweeney said. “Many prospective buyers are waiting to see the lots divided and once that is complete, there will be many more sold stickers put up around the neighbourhood.” Lachlan Nielson who purchased the first lot of the stage three pre-sale said location was the main selling point. Eight lots have been snapped up at the Haven Estate stage three pre-release, set to be complete in November, with Lachlan Nielson the first to purchase during the pre-release. He is pictured with developer Stephen Ellis. PICTURE: Matt Taylor.“My partner and I were looking for a house to rent but came to the conclusion that buying our own home was better than renting at this time,” Mr Nielson said. “I wanted to build a new four bedroom house and we needed to be close to town but all the other developments we looked at were about 30 minutes away from the city.“Haven just ticked all our boxes in terms of price, location and design and they were really flexible with what I wanted with the build.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020New home sales consultant Tammy Baczynski said all the new land lots would continue to be built up to the flood immune Q100 level with extra engineering put into street drainage, easements, and storm run-off. “Because Haven remained high and dry during the February floods, we have definitely seen a massive rise in inquiries and buyers with record breaking land sales here at Haven over the last two quarters,” Ms Baczynski said.Director at Ellis Developments Stephen Ellis said the houses that would be built at Stage 3 were responding to a shift in demand for cleverly designed, well-executed inner-city urban homes.“At Ellis Developments and our projects such as Haven and Railway Cottages we are known for our meticulous attention to detail,” Mr Ellis said. “Haven is a testament to our drive for excellence and improving the way our clients live in their homes without compromising on designer inclusions.” House and land packages at Stage 3 of the development start at $289,000 for a 2 bedroom home, $359,000 for 3 bedrooms and $385,000 for 4 bedrooms. Step back in time with this charming Queenslanderlast_img read more

first_imgST. LEON, Ind. — A local student has recently been published. East Central High School Senior Lauren Rabold wrote, Shout Aceborn and Bane of Good Will.This is Rabold’s first book.Lauren says this is a fantasy adventure for kids in grades 4-7.The unassuming hero fights dragons, learns secrets from wizards, and begins a quest to defeat the villain.The story is filled with exciting battles, riddles, and surprises.In her younger years, Rabold spent many hours reading fantasy works by literature giants like J.R.R. Tolkien.  “I was first introduced to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit in fifth grade, and I have been a devout fan ever since,” she remembers.  “ Is there anything that sounds even remotely as welcoming as a hobbit hole?  I certainly can’t think of anything”.Rabold intends to publish two additional books in the future to complete the trilogy.The book is available for purchase through Amazon and Barnes and Noble in both digital and print formats.last_img read more

first_imgMr. Charles Fred Brindley, age 86, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 2, 1932, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of the late, Harry and Ina Claire (Wolf) Brindley. He was raised in Switzerland County where he was a 1951 graduate of the Vevay High School. Charles Fred was united in marriage on May 2, 1952, in Madison, Indiana, to the late, Lela Mae “Lee” Reed. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Sherry and a son, Michael. Charles Fred and Lee shared 55 years of marriage together until she passed away on November 21, 2007. Charles Fred was employed as a security officer for Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, Indiana, for 2 1/2 years. Charles Fred enjoyed farming and raising cattle. Charles Fred passed away at 8:10 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Charles will be missed by his daughter, Sherry Holwager and her husband, Marvin of St. Louis, MO; his grandchildren, Ryan Brindley, Lee Ann Imel and her husband, Jason, Jenny Brindley and Allison Carrico; his great-grandchildren, Hannah, Jenna, Zack Caleb, Grace and Mason and his sister, Marilyn Buchanan of Columbus, IN.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ina Claire (Wolf) Brindley; his wife, Lela Mae “Lee” (Reed) Brindley, died November 21, 2007; his son, Michael “Mike” Brindley, died January 16, 1998; his granddaughter, April E. Griffin and his daughter-in-law, Pamela Sue “Pam” (Ralston) Brindley, died June 17, 2008.No services are being held.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

first_imgThe team sent a letter to season ticket holders saying that after discussions with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans. Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he feels great and has no symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus. Pederson is quarantining at home away from family members. He plans to run the team virtually while assistant head coach Duce Staley handles leadership duties during training camp. Pederson didn’t want to comment on how he contracted the virus but is comfortable with the safety measures at the team’s practice facility. — Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James has decided to skip the 2020 season over concerns about the coronavirus. James says he already has one family member who was infected by the virus and he doesn’t want to risk bringing the virus home to his wife and newborn son. — Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) scored a third-period power-play goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Adam Lowry led the Jets with a goal and an assist as the Jets evened the NHL qualifying series at a game apiece. Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck (HEH’-leh-buhk) made 28 saves for the win.— Will Carrier scored the tiebreaker with 5:12 left as the Golden Knights beat the Stars, 5-3 in Western Conference round-robin play. Dallas led 3-1 in the third period until Vegas scored three times in 5:02 to take control. Chandler Stephenson, Mark Stone, Nate Schmidt and William Karlsson also scored for the Knights, and Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) handled 24 shots.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-RAIDERSNo fans for Raiders’ first season in Las VegasUNDATED (AP) — The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Associated Press August 4, 2020 — Panthers linebacker Christian Miller has informed the team he has opted out of the 2020 season. The 2019 fourth-round pick out of Alabama played in seven games last year. — Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham has fully participated in the early stages of Cleveland’s training camp. This comes after he expressed reservations whether the NFL should forge ahead and have a season with the coronavirus still spreading. — The Falcons have signed former Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard. A first-round pick by the Bengals in 2014, Dennard has made 24 starts in 77 games. FOOTBALL-XFL-JOHNSONThe Rock acquires XFL — Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. Jeter says none is seriously ill, and he expects all to return this season. With more than half of the team sidelined, Jeter said the Marlins still can be competitive when their season resumes Tuesday at Baltimore.— Results of Covid-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team was traveling to New York to resume its schedule against the Yankees in a Monday night game. The Phillies have not played since July 26. Their opponent in that opening series, the Miami Marlins, had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says bench coach Pat Murphy has been released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack during a team workout Saturday. Milwaukee doesn’t plan to bring in an additional staff member while Murphy recovers. — Indians manager Terry Francona will not be with the club for its series opener in Cincinnati as he deals with a gastrointestinal issue. Francona was scheduled for an exam at the Cleveland Clinic to address his condition. Coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is running the team in Francona’s absence.MLB-SCHEDULE — The Twins earned their fourth straight win by downing the Pirates, 5-4 on an RBI double by Nelson Cruz in the bottom of the ninth. Cruz knocked in two runs to raise his season total to 14 RBIs. Pittsburgh dropped its fifth in a row and owns the majors’ worst record at 2-8.— The White Sox picked up their fifth win in a row by scoring four times over the last three innings of a 6-4 win at Milwaukee, spoiling the Brewers’ belated home opener. José Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) smacked a tying, two-run homer in the seventh, Leury García scored on a wild pitch in the eighth and Yoan Moncada added a solo shot in the ninth. Avisaíl García doubled, singled and drove in three for the Brewers.— Ramón Laureano and Chad Pinder both had two-run singles while the Athletics erupted for eight runs with two out in the fifth inning of an 11-1 laugher against the Mariners. Winning pitcher Frankie Montas cruised through seven innings, giving up four hits and struck out nine. Seattle’s only run came on Kyle Seager’s two-out double in the third inning. — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer and Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) also connected to power the Reds to a 3-2 victory against the Indians. Sonny Gray worked six innings despite allowed runs in each of the first two frames. Cincinnati ended a six-game home losing streak against their in-state rival.NBA-SCHEDULE Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk) stopped 23 shots for the Hurricanes, who can complete a sweep Tuesday in Toronto.In other NHL action:— Connor McDavid’s hat trick was the difference in the Oilers’ 6-3 win over the Blackhawks, evening the qualifying series at a game apiece. McDavid opened the scoring just 19 seconds in and added another goal less than four minutes later. Alex Chiasson (CHAY’-sahn) added a goal and an assist for Edmonton.— Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-chah-rahv) scored the shootout winner in the Lightning’s 3-2 win against the Capitals in Eastern Conference round-robin play. Kucherov also scored in regulation, opening the scoring 12:53 into the first period. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped two of the three Capitals players he faced in the shootout after making 31 saves in regulation and overtime. — The Penguins evened their qualifying series at a game apiece on goals by Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel (GEHNT’-sul) in a 3-1 decision over the Canadiens. Zucker scored with about five minutes left to give Pittsburgh a two-goal cushion. Matt Murray stopped 26 shots and blanked Montreal until Jesperi Kotkaniemi (koht-kan’-YEH’-mee) beat him with 2:09 left. Also around the NBA:— The Lakers clinched the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs as Anthony Davis contributed 42 points and 12 rebounds in a 116-108 downing of the Jazz. Davis’ final basket resulted in a 4-point play with 42 seconds left, as he sank a 3-pointer while getting fouled by Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and made the ensuing free throw to give the Los Angeles a 114-104 lead. LeBron James scored 22 points for the Lakers, wile Donovan Mitchell was high man for Utah with 33 points.— Michael Porter Jr. contributed a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double to help the Nuggets top the Thunder, 121-113 in overtime. Jokic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to help Denver strengthen its hold on third place in the Western Conference standings.— Shake Milton drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds remaining to push the 76ers past the Spurs, 132-130. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 27 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia, finishing the scoring with a free throw with 0.4 seconds to play. The Sixers opened a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter, then recovered after falling behind by four in the final minute.— T.J. Warren followed his career-high 53-point performance by providing 34 in the Pacers’ 111-100 victory over the Wizards. Warren had 16 points in the third quarter to spark a 22-2 run after Washington had fought back into the game. VanVleet scores career-best 36, Raptors top Heat 107-103LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have opened their NBA restart schedule with back-to-back wins over division leaders.Fred VanVleet poured in a career-high 36 points and the defending champions followed their win over the Los Angeles Lakers by downing the Miami Heat, 107-103. He finished 7 of 12 from 3-point range and was a perfect 13 of 13 from the line.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 22 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 with eight rebounds for Atlantic Division leaders.Goran Dragic had 25 points for the Heat. St. Louis has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals’ series last weekend was postponed, and the team is being tested daily. The Cardinals are the second team sidelined by the novel coronavirus since the season started July 23. The Miami Marlins are set to resume play Tuesday in Baltimore.In other MLB news:— Braves ace Mike Soroka (sah-ROH’-kah) is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon in Monday’s loss to the Mets. Soroka broke toward first base to cover the bag after a grounder to Freddie Freeman, only to go down on his first step off the mound. He yelled in obvious pain and tried to walk gingerly for a couple of steps before dropping to his knees. — Tuesday’s game between the Yankees and visiting Phillies has been postponed because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaisas. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday in Philadelphia, where the teams had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARDINALSMore Cardinals test positive, games against Tigers postponedUNDATED (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday. Yanks spoil Phillies’ returnUNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies were back in action after a week-long hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak in baseball. They ran into a buzz saw on Monday as the New York Yankees rolled to their seventh consecutive win, 6-3 over the Phils.The Phillies were able to end Aaron Judge’s career-high home run streak at five games, but the Yankees still hit three to take a 6-1 lead. Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) belted a three-run shot for the Bombers, who also received home runs from DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) and Brett Gardner.That was enough offense for Gerrit Cole as he won his 19th consecutive regular-season decision. Cole allowed one run and five hits over six innings for his second win as a Yankee, helping his new team improve to a major league-best 8-1.Jay Bruce homered for the Phillies. In other MLB action:— Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings to lead the Cubs to their fourth straight win, 2-0 over the Royals. Bryant also doubled in the first after missing two games with a stomach ailment. Javier Báez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as Chicago improved to 8-2 for the first time since its 2016 title run. — Jake Cronenworth singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to carry the Padres past the Dodgers, 5-4. Trent Grisham, Wil Myers and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. homered off Walker Buehler (BYOO’-lur) to help Chris Paddack beat Los Angeles for the first time. Paddack allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.— Jacob deGrom notched his first win of the season by striking out 10 while allowing two runs over six innings of the Mets’ 7-2 win over the Braves. DeGrom received support from batterymate Wilson Ramos, who belted a two-run homer that put New York ahead, 7-0. Ramos and Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH’) each finished with three RBIs as the Mets ended a five-game skid and stopped the Braves’ five-game winning streak.— Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh) slammed his first homer of the season to ignite a five-run sixth in the Rockies’ 7-6 win versus the Giants. Colorado trailed 4-1 until Arenado furnished a two-run blast. The Rockies have tied their best nine-game start at 7-2. Update on the latest sports — Brandon Ingram scored 24 points and the Pelicans got a much-needed 109-99 victory over the Grizzlies. Zion Williamson had 23 points, seven rebounds and tied a career high with five assists in his most extensive playing time since returning to the NBA bubble.NHL-SCHEDULECanes beat Blueshirts on Svechnikov’s trickUNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t beat the New York Rangers during the NHL regular season, but they find themselves up two-games-to-none in their best-of-5 qualifying series.Andrei Svechnikov recorded the first playoff hat trick in franchise history to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-1 verdict over the Blueshirts. The game was tied 1-1 until he and Jordan Martinook tallied 71 seconds apart early in the second period. Svechnikov got his third goal of the day on a sweet two-one-one breakaway with 5:58 remaining. UNDATED (AP) — Former wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he has acquired the XFL. The 48-year-old actor made the announcement on Twitter. Reportedly the price is $15 million. The XFL had eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule before canceling the remainder of its season in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

first_imgCall it hard, physical play or call it refs with quick whistles, but in Wednesday night’s contest between Wisconsin and UW-Green Bay, a whopping 47 fouls were called, leading to an unusually long game with the first half alone taking more than an hour to complete. The constant stoppages were met with disdain by players and coaches who felt they weren’t able to get into a rhythm.”The good thing about it is you get a chance to rest, but the bad side of it is that it can stop a team’s flow,” senior point guard Kammron Taylor said.While Phoenix head coach Tod Kowalczyk said he believed it was difficult to judge the game due to all of the fouls, the Badgers welcome such a hard-fought contest as the team views such games as ideal toward building for the Big Ten season.”A lot of the players from this team know players from Green Bay, and it’s competitive,” senior forward Alando Tucker said. “When they go home, they are going to have bragging rights for whoever wins.”Tucker also added that he believed the game was called very closely and very tightly because it was an early season matchup, and the officials are hoping to set a tone for fouls and what will be called right away.”A lot of those fouls are questionable, but I think the refs are trying to make a statement early in the season,” Tucker said. “I think that’s pretty much how it went tonight.”Lights-out startWhen the game went to its initial media timeout, just after the four-minute mark of the first half, the Badgers were lights out in jumping to a 14-4 lead, possibly leading to the shot clock on UW-Green Bay’s basket to fail.The flow of the game wasn’t helped at all by the light failure, as the game was delayed several minutes before the officials decided to simply shut off Wisconsin’s shot clock to be fair.”Coaches were just telling us to stay loose,” Taylor said of the unusual delay.Once play resumed, it was hardly smooth sailing as the malfunctioning shot clock began to sputter incoherent digits and twice set off the buzzer, forcing the officials to once again stop play.”The referees said they bought a cheap shot clock,” Kowalczyk said. “I thought this was the Big Ten.”Everything returned to normal just after the eight-minute mark as the problem was solved during the second media break.SI Jinx?At the same time the Badgers were battling the Phoenix, No. 3 Kansas was in the process of being upset at home by Oral Roberts.The Jayhawks were one of five teams to receive regional Sports Illustrated covers that hit the newsstands Wednesday, bringing up the possibility of the SI jinx myth.”I’m not superstitious, so I don’t believe in any jinx or things like that,” Tucker said. “I think a lot of teams and a lot of players do look at rankings. Sometimes people get big-headed, players get big-headed, teams get big-headed.”That isn’t to say that Tucker didn’t appreciate gracing the cover, though. In fact, he didn’t even mind being referred to as the sidekick of teammate Brian Butch, who appears on the cover with him, though it did draw a snicker from Taylor.”It looks like I’m actually like 5-foot-2 in that; I’m going to have to talk to the guys that shot that photo,” Tucker said. “I think it’s great publicity for the school, for the University of Wisconsin. So as long as we’re on there, it’s good with me.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Akta rygg. That means watch your back. In Swedish. If Syracuse (5-7-4, 2-4-1 Big East) is going to come from behind to make the playoffs and have other Big East teams watching SU’s back this year, it will be due, in large part, to the international makeup of the roster. Swedish imports Patricia Lind (Stockholm, Sweden) and Cecilia Borgstrom (Bromma, Sweden) are now starting to pick up the speed of the American activity — on and off the field. ‘I came here because you can combine soccer and studies,’ first-year defender Borgstrom said. ‘In Sweden, you can’t really combine sports and education. That’s like two separate worlds. Coming here to get a good education and develop your soccer skills, while also learning to speak English more fluently, is the best of both worlds.’ Her English is fine. And after already starting 15 out of 16 games this season, her soccer game isn’t bad, either. But before any of the success these two international players have been a part of in an SU uniform, there was first an important mental checklist that needed to be assessed prior to making the trip overseas. Part of that checklist included the pedigree of the head coach. Lind and Borgstrom are two of seven players currently on the Syracuse roster who were born outside of the United States.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Fellow overseas import and sophomore defender Laura Jackson (London) was well aware head coach Phil Wheddon has a global pull. Jackson’s high school and travel teams had links with New York-area schools like St. John’s, Providence and Rhode Island, but Wheddon’s broad sense of the game made Syracuse a relatively easy first choice. ‘Once the coaches get news of international players, it kind of just spreads like wildfire,’ Jackson said. ‘This really stood out to me because the coaching staff is well known around the world. They’ve brought in some of the best players in the world. And with the program being a new one, you can’t really lose anything.’ Wheddon, a native of Basingstoke, England, began his collegiate coaching career at East Stroudsburg in 1992. He moved on to become the assistant and goalkeeper coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Southern Connecticut State from 1997-2000, winning two Division II men’s national championships along the way. From 2002-08, Wheddon worked with both the men’s and women’s U.S. national teams, helping the men to a 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and leading the women to gold medals in both the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. So traveling to Sweden over two years ago to see Lind and Borgstrom play must have been easy. ‘I just had a contact in Sweden who said you should look at this player,’ Wheddon said. ‘And I went over and watched Patricia play, and I happened to see (Borgstrom) at the same time. I just saw them playing a game, and that they had a lot of potential athletically. Both of them were a physical presence on the field, and I thought it was something we needed.’ Borgstrom and Lind were both members of IF Brommapojkarna when Wheddon made his European recruiting visit in 2008. They, along with Jackson, admit that the game in the U.S. is much more speed oriented, whereas in Sweden and England, more focus is placed on individual technique. It has taken them each a little while to get used to the American game, but the stuff off the field has come much easier. Before practice on Tuesday, Wheddon had just received a call from Jamaica about a possible 2011 prospect. If it turns out she’s up to his recruiting standards, maybe these players will have to ‘akta rygg’ as well. But for now, Lind and the rest of the internationals are content with their newfound lives with the Orange. ‘I wanted to do something different,’ Lind said. ‘Education back home is free, so if it didn’t work out here, I would have something back home. But this is a really good experience. A life experience.’ zoirvin@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Published on October 11, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

first_img Published on November 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 The free fall continues.Four games removed from the program’s biggest win in a decade, this is perhaps rock bottom for Syracuse. Saturday’s 17-point loss to Cincinnati, a team without its starting quarterback, left Doug Marrone without solutions.A month’s worth of mental mistakes, poor execution and missed opportunities culminated with the fourth consecutive loss for the Orange and landed its head coach in arguably the low point of his three-year tenure at SU.‘Right now,’ Marrone said, ‘not a lot of answers right now.’The team that played essentially a perfect game to obliterate the No. 11 ranked team in the country Oct. 21 has vanished. In its place is an ineffective alter ego dwelling at the bottom of the Big East standings. Syracuse’s 30-13 loss to Cincinnati (8-3, 4-2 Big East) gave the Orange (5-6, 1-5 Big East) its first four-game losing streak since the Greg Robinson era and leaves SU with one final chance to clinch bowl eligibility next week. A crowd of 38,159 inside the Carrier Dome was disappointed once again, as SU’s offense continued its regression ever since hanging 49 points on West Virginia.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I guarantee you don’t have any idea how I’m feeling right now,’ Marrone said. ‘The reason why: I can’t believe I’ve disappointed the fans, the people, everyone. It’s my responsibility. That’s why I don’t think people can understand it.’The downward spiral stretches from being on the cusp of cracking the Top 25 for the first time since the end of the 2001 season to Saturday’s fourth consecutive failed attempt at clinching bowl eligibility.And it’s been the Syracuse offense that has withered right alongside the Orange’s season.Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett both said this week’s game plan against the Bearcats was a reversion to plays and schemes instituted on day one of training camp. It was supposed to be simple and easy for the players so that they wouldn’t have to think out on the field.The result was a 4-for-15 performance on third down, four sacks of quarterback Ryan Nassib and the second-lowest point total of the season.‘We’ve just got to change some calls, change some plays,’ Marrone said. ‘Because obviously we can’t execute what we’re doing even when we have guys open or guys coming free.’With two weeks of preparation for the Bearcats, coaches and players were hoping for an improved offensive performance after struggling for the previous three games.But from the opening play of SU’s first possession of the game — a play-action bootleg pass toward Nick Provo just a few yards beyond the line of scrimmage — the offense looked eerily similar.The inability to get the ball deep down field remained: Nassib’s longest completion was 27 yards. The failure to make plays in the red zone persisted: Nassib overthrew an open Provo on a third down in the second quarter, and Alec Lemon couldn’t bring in a touchdown pass early in the fourth. And another slow start hampered the Orange: 65 total yards in the first quarter.‘We made a good amount of mental mistakes and just didn’t make enough plays,’ Nassib said.Nassib made likely the biggest mental mistake of all on SU’s first possession of the fourth quarter. Syracuse scored a touchdown to claw back within 23-13, and the defense made a stop to give the Orange offense a chance.But after marching the team down the field, the drive came to a halt with a fourth-and-12 play. Nassib rolled right and completed a pass to Dorian Graham, five yards short of the first down.Both Jarrod West and Lemon, the two primary targets on the play whose routes were beyond the first down marker, were ignored. Nassib didn’t even give Graham a chance as he was tackled immediately for the turnover on downs.‘He could have picked either one, and both of them looked like they had a chance,’ Hackett said of West and Lemon.The demoralizing turnover set the stage for a 69-yard touchdown reception by Isaiah Pead to put the game out of reach.For the fourth straight game, Marrone was asked why his team continues to underperform and seemingly take steps back with each successive week. The frustration and anger were perfectly clear, with a hint of embarrassment now evident in his voice.Syracuse has plummeted through its worst stretch since 2007, and there’s only one chance left to right the ship. The season that is already a disappointment when assessed by the preseason goal of competing for the Big East championship is beginning to look like a lost cause.‘I don’t think I can even explain how I feel,’ Marrone said. ‘Losing four straight games is unacceptable.’mjcohe02@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img 11 months ago WWE: The difference Between WWE Of Today And The 1990s COMMENT Written By 11 months ago WWE RAW: Rey Mysterio vs Gran Metalik Match Overview WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago WWE RAW: Breathtaking moments from Lacey Evans vs Dana Brooke contest SUBSCRIBE TO US Mrigank Pandey 11 months ago WWE Raw 2019: Braun Strowman v Seth Rollins; Sasha Banks v Becky Lynchcenter_img FOLLOW US On WWE Raw, Rey Mysterio won the fatal-5-way match to decide the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship. He will now face Universal Champion Seth Rollins for the title and if he wins, it will be his fourth time being at the top of WWE. Rey Mysterio has always been referred to as an underdog and for good reason, his small stature had very few believing that he could conquer the gigantic superstars he would face in the ring. Let us look at the three times Rey Mysterio won the biggest prize the WWE has to offer.  Also Read | WWE US Champion AJ Styles marks third reign by beating RicochetWorld Heavyweight Championship – WrestleMania 22 (2006)WWE WrestleMania was emotional for Rey Mysterio as his best friend, Eddie Guerrero, had just passed away in 2005. WWE’s biggest underdog won the Royal Rumble after entering at number two. Making his way to WrestleMania, he had to defend his title chances against Randy Orton and finally defeated Randy and Kurt Angle in their Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania. This was a special moment in Rey’s career as he dedicated the win to the late-great Eddie Guerrero.Also Read | WWE Raw Results: The Viking Raiders defeat O.C in the opening gameWorld Heavyweight Championship – Fatal 4 Way (2010)It had been four years since Rey Mysterio had been at the top of the WWE ladder and he finally landed a Fatal-4-Way match at the pay-per-view with Champion Jack Swagger, CM Punk, and Big Show. Rey Mysterio ended up winning the Championship by landing a 619 on Jack Swagger. This was a moment that fans cherished as their beloved Mysterio was the World Champion again. He lost the title after a month’s time. Also Read | WWE: Everything you need to know about the history of the sportWWE Championship – WWE Raw (2011)On an episode of Raw, Rey Mysterio took part in a tournament to determine the new holder of the then-vacant WWE Championship. He reached the finals and defeated the Miz to become the WWE Champion for the first time and World Champion for the third time. The entire locker room celebrated as Rey Mysterio walked back with the title but this was to last only two hours as John Cena defeated Rey Mysterio later that night to win the WWE Championship. Also Read | John Cena: Five WWE Superstars Cena has never defeated in his career 11 months ago WWE Clash Of Champions 2019 Results and Highlights | Match Overview LIVE TV Last Updated: 24th September, 2019 15:55 IST WWE Raw: Looking Back At Rey Mysterio’s Three World Championship Wins On next monday’s WWE Raw, Rey Mysterio will face Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship. Let us take a look at his three reigns as World Champion. Read WATCH US LIVE First Published: 24th September, 2019 15:55 ISTlast_img read more