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Beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse-Holy Cross matchup

first_imgOne day after moving up from No. 19 to No. 18 in the AP Top 25 Poll, Syracuse (1-0) faces Holy Cross (0-1) in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. The Orange throttled Colgate in its first game, 83-55.Check out how our beat writers think SU will fair against Holy Cross.Connor Grossman (1-0)Cross off anotherSyracuse 76, Holy Cross 51Syracuse’s starters seem to be significantly more cohesive, even since their first exhibition two weeks ago. That’s the group SU leans on to stake themselves to a comfortable lead, including the first sizable contributions on offense from Tyler Lydon. The talented sophomore pitched in only two points in the season opener on Friday, and has yet to make a 3-pointer in any of the Orange’s three contests (two exhibitions).Matt Schneidman (1-0)Crossed upSyracuse 73, Holy Cross 54AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Crusaders fell by 32 to a future Syracuse opponent, South Carolina, in their season opener. This should be another tune-up game for the hosts, who handily beat Colgate last Friday behind a balanced attack that saw its presumed best player score only two points. Look for Lydon to be more involved in the offense during game two, and Tyus Battle to formally introduce himself to the Carrier Dome crowd with a night in the high teens off the bench.Paul Schwedelson (1-0)Holy MolySyracuse 67, Holy Cross 49The Orange gets out to another early lead and sustains it throughout the game. Holy Cross allowed South Carolina to shoot 50 percent from behind the arc and Syracuse’s shooters are salivating at the chance to slip into open space on the perimeter. I’d expect Andrew White to improve from 3 after going 2-for-7 against Colgate. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 14, 2016 at 11:33 pmlast_img read more

Response to hurricane battered islands lauded by Mitchell

first_imgGrenada’s Prime Minister and CARICOM chairman, Dr. Keith Mitchell has hailed the regional response to the recent major hurricanes in the Caribbean, saying the response is further evidence of the need to continue to pursue the goal of regional integration.Earlier this month Barbuda, and Dominica were devastated by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Maria respectively. The residents of Barbuda have been evacuated from the Island, while Dominica has experienced severe damage to residents, businesses, and infrastructure, and has experienced the loss of life of some 28 citizens.Heartened by the response “I am heartened by that the response throughout the region, within the limited means available to us, has been swift and decisive,” Mitchell told the sixth annual meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Development Fund in Barbados.“We don’t have a choice. Because the world in 2004 was a bit different than this one today. The language from the north is certainly different than Grenada found it in 2004,” Mitchell said, in reference to his own country’s experience with Hurricane Ivan in 2004, which decimated the island.The CARICOM Chairman warned that the road to recovery will be a long and arduous one, which will carry “a huge unenviable price tag.”Maintain demonstration of solidarity“We must therefore maintain the demonstration of solidarity I mentioned earlier on, and build on the momentum created post Irma and Maria in the emergency relief and recovery phase,” he said, before departing for Dominica where he was expected to meet with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.Meanwhile CDF Chairman, Sherwin Williams told the meeting that the Fund stands ready to assist Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica with their reconstruction efforts in the wake of the hurricanes, under the current funding cycle.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Can Cech turn Arsenal into Premier League title winners?

first_imgJohn Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager looks ahead to Tuesday’s Twenty20 international between England and New Zealand, claiming it is too close to call after the thrilling one-day series.He also reveals Arsenal are 5/1 to win the Premier League next season as they close in on a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img