Syracuse drops afternoon game at Colgate, 2-1

first_img Published on January 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm Contact Anthony: Syracuse (6-14-2, 5-4-1 CHA) began its three-game stretch of games away from Tennity Ice Pavilion today, as it faced off against in-state rival Colgate (20-3-1, 10-2-0 ECAC) in Hamilton. The game was tied going into the final period before SU ultimately fell to the Raiders, 2-1.Syracuse’s Abbey Miller was back in net after two straight starts by freshman Edith D’Astous-Moreau. Miller had 30 saves for the game, but a goal by Colgate’s Shae Labbe at the 12:30 mark of the third period put the Raiders on top for good. Syracuse has had trouble against the Raiders of late, last defeating Colgate in the 2014-2015 season.Colgate was first to score, as Jackie Leone scored on an unassisted goal at the 17:45 mark of the second period. Six minutes later, the Orange answered with its lone goal via a power-play score by SU’s Brooke Avery, her ninth goal of the season. SU was outshot by the Raiders 32-21.The Orange was successful on the penalty kill, killing all four of Colgate’s opportunities. The Raiders were able to deny the Orange on five of its six power-play opportunities, though, and Colgate’s Liz Auby was able to save 20 of SU’s 21 shots on goal.The Orange has lost seven of its last eight games. Syracuse takes the ice again at conference rival Penn State this weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

WWE: Brock Lesnar defeats Kofi Kingston in seconds to win the title

first_imgLast Updated: 5th October, 2019 14:45 IST WWE: Brock Lesnar Defeats Kofi Kingston In Seconds To Win The Title WWE: SmackDown’s Friday night premier saw Superstar Brock Lesnar end Kofi Kingston six-month reign as World Wrestling Entertainment Champion in mere seconds Akhil Nambiar SUBSCRIBE TO US WWE: Title challengeOn September 17, Kingston and New Day had defended the title against Orton and The Revival in a six-man tag-team match on SmackDown. But they were soon challenged by Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Friday’s SmackDown saw Lesnar subdue the champion to claim the title for himself.Also Read | WWE News: Draft Predictions For Upcoming Monday Night RAW 2019 SmackDown’s Friday Night Premier saw Brock Lesnar end Kofi Kingston six-month-long reign as WWE champion in mere seconds. Kingston had successfully defended his title against Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton before he was knocked out for counts by Lesnar before stunned audiences at the Staples Centre in LA.Also Read | WWE Hell In A Cell:Here Are The Top Moments From The Demonic StructureKingston entered the ring very much as the champion and immediately tried to get the upper hand by charging at Lesnar. Unfortunately for him, Lesnar was on his guard, promptly picked up Kingston and had him down for the counts. Kingston first won the WWE title in Wrestlemania 35. The win, which came after 11 years since he joined WWE, also brought to an end his long-standing feud with Bryan and Vince McMahon.Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Will The Rock Face Randy Orton At WrestleMania 36? But no WWE fight is over without a twist in the tail. As Lesnar celebrated his easy win, his celebrations were interrupted by Rey Mysterious and Cain Velasquez who confronted him.It was a treat for the crowd, who were robbed of a Championship fight earlier. Velasquez took on Lesnar and got in some shots before the victor of the earlier match managed to escape. But it seems we will soon have another feud in WWE SmackDown if that intense stare between Velasquez and Lesnar is anything to go by.Also Read | WWE: Rise And Fall Of The Eras; How RAW And SmackDown Started Written Bycenter_img First Published: 5th October, 2019 14:45 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Lessons from the best (and worst) of Sporting News’ college football predictions since 2014

first_imgI’ve learned the college football fans not only think bowl projections are meaningless — they also love to pick apart those projections apart on a weekly basis.  I will hold myself accountable. Over the last six years, I hit on 13 of 24 playoff teams (54 percent) and seven of the 12 championship game participants (58 percent). So I’m a little more than half right on these things, which is fine.  Admit it. Bowl projections are fun, even when you’re wrong. The playoff picks are the most important part, so I looked back at the last seven years to see just how meaningless those picks were. Enjoy.  *Denotes picked to make championship game  COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2020:Preseason top 25 rankings, bowl projections, All-Americans and more2014  SN playoff picks: Alabama vs. Oklahoma*, Florida State vs. Oregon*  Who we got right: Alabama, Florida State, Oregon  Who we missed: Ohio State  Looking back: Not bad for the first year. Nailed the Florida State-Oregon semifinal and had the Ducks in the championship game. The problem is the Oklahoma pick. The Sooners lost five games that season, which led to the hiring of offensive coordinator and future coach Lincoln Riley.  2015 SN playoff picks: TCU vs. Ohio State*, Auburn vs. Oregon*  Who we got right: None   Who we missed: Alabama, Michigan State, Clemson, Oklahoma  Looking back: This was the only year I didn’t get one playoff team right. We fell for the Jeremy Johnson hype on an Auburn team that lost six games. Oregon lost four games with Vernon Adams. Ohio State and TCU were legit playoff contenders, but this was a year we should have just bet on Bama.  2016 SN playoff picks: Alabama* vs. Ohio State, Clemson* vs. Oklahoma Who we got right: Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson  Who we missed: Washington  Looking back: We were close to the clean sweep, but Oklahoma finished with two losses and ended up at No. 7 in the final College Football Playoff rankings. This is where the pick Alabama-Clemson every year trend started, but I messed that up the following year. 2017 SN playoff picks: USC* vs. Florida State, Alabama* vs. Ohio State Who we got right: Alabama  Who we missed: Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma  Looking back: We went all in on USC with Sam Darnold following their victory in the Rose Bowl against Penn State the previous season. The Trojans lost at Washington State and Notre Dame in the regular season. We missed Oklahoma again and didn’t account for the two-SEC team scenario. That’s hard to pick in a four-team playoff.  2018 SN playoff picks: Alabama* vs. Oklahoma, Clemson* vs. Ohio State  Who we got right: Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma  Who we missed: Notre Dame  Looking back: Three of four again. We have picked the Buckeyes to make the Playoff every year since the first one, and the argument between Ohio State and Oklahoma for that final spot was intense. We didn’t account for Notre Dame breaking through with an undefeated regular season.  2019 SN playoff picks: Clemson* vs. Texas, Alabama* vs. Ohio State  Who we got right: Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State  Who we missed: Texas   Looking back: We thought Texas was back. The Longhorns’ season fell apart after early-season losses to LSU – the eventual national champion; and Oklahoma – another playoff team. We don’t regret the pick given we got everything else right.  2020 SN playoff picks: Ohio State* vs. Oklahoma, Clemson* vs. Alabama  What we’re counting on: More of the same. These schools have combined for 17 of the 24 CFP appearances, and we have already picked this combination in 2016 and 2018. Unless there are two SEC teams again, then it’s a good bet at least three of these teams make the playoff. Who else are you going to pick? “Bowl projections are meaningless!”  That’s the battle cry you’ll hear most when you release picks for 44 bowls this time of year. You should see the emails and tweets. I started doing bowl projections for Sporting News in 2014 — the first year of the College Football Playoff.  last_img read more