Conroy, Palasek suspensions to continue after violation of team rules

first_img Related Stories ONE DOWN: Syracuse overcomes early deficit, woes at faceoff X to beat Bryant in first round of NCAA tournamentDeep Syracuse attack proves overwhelming for Bryant in second halfMassa dominates faceoff X for BryantLamolinara shakes off early mistakes to shut out Bryant in 4th quarter Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 13, 2013 at 10:36 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img UPDATED: May  14, 2013, 4:03 p.m.Syracuse head coach John Desko said on Tuesday he thinks Brendan Conroy and Ryan Palasek will miss Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinal against Yale.Their status for the rest of the tournament remains uncertain, Desko said.Conroy and Palasek missed Syracuse’s NCAA tournament win against Bryant Sunday night due to a violation of team rules, Desko said after his postgame press conference.Both players remain on the team, Desko said, though neither was on the sideline for SU’s 12-7 first-round victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textConroy is a freshman midfield faceoff specialist who likely would have played as the Orange tried four different players at the X, but won only one faceoff. Palasek is a freshman defender who’s played in five games this season, starting none.Syracuse will play Yale in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday at 3 p.m. in College Park, Md. Commentslast_img read more

Why so many fouls in the NBA bubble? Theories abound

first_imgWhistle while you work: If the NBA restart has a theme song so far, it would be the high-pitched sound of foul calls.For the season, teams have combined for a shade more than 41 fouls per game, according to basketball-reference.com. Yet, through 19 restart games, teams were getting called for 52 fouls per game, according to the Athletic.For their part, the Clippers were called for 30 fouls in their bubble opener against the Lakers and 28 in their next game against the New Orleans Pelicans.That number dropped significantly in Game 3, Tuesday’s 117-115 loss to the Phoenix Suns, but Coach Doc Rivers didn’t consider that a good thing, necessarily: “We didn’t touch anybody last game so we wouldn’t have actually known if there were fouls called or not,” he joked, via Zoom, before Thursday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks at HP Field House at Walt Disney World Resort. Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle’s squad came out fouling too, committing 36 of them in their restart opener against the Houston Rockets. But in the two games after that, the Mavericks were whistled for only 22 and 21 fouls, respectively.So what’s up with all the fouls?Carlisle considered a few theories before his team took the floor Thursday, including the notion that guys simply were raring to go.“I heard a couple of different theories about it,” the 18th-year head coach said. “One could be that players are just so excited to get back, there’s a higher level of aggression defensively.“Or,” he ventured, “the fact that there are no partisan fans in the stands may have some influence on the number of fouls being called.” Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ It might be something else entirely, he said, noting a longer-term trend. “Look, let’s be honest,” he said. “Offenses keep getting more and more aggressive, so the more aggressive offenses are, the more often the whistle’s gonna blow, particularly for defensive fouls.”Yeah, that might be it, Rivers said.“Listen, there have been, watching the games, a lot of fouls called,” said the 21st-year head coach. “My guess is it’s because guys are fouling. So we all have to clean up our play would be what I would say.”GREEN MEANS LET IT GOIn his first few bubble games, JaMychal Green appears playoff ready, looking a lot like the player who effectively stretched the Golden State defense in the Clippers’ tantalizing first-round Western Conference playoff series last season.Green – who these days doesn’t much resemble the player who made only 3 of 17 3-point attempts in four seasons at Alabama – went 12 for 23 from behind the arc in that six-game series, which earned him a specific assignment upon his return to the Clippers this season: Let it fly.In his three seeding games in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Green was 7 for 13 (53.8%) from 3-point range.“He’s such a dimension,” Rivers said recently. “When we have him on the floor, you literally have five shooters on the floor at the same time. We like getting him in and out at different points, especially when the other team goes with a big 5 who you know is not going to come away from the basket, and you bring JaMychal on the floor to pop and space the floor, and it works out pretty well for us.”Related Articleslast_img read more

“I only had three days to decide whether to sign for Madrid or Barça”

first_imgBut the transfer to Madrid, at just 18 years old, was not easy for Vini. The 45 million euros it cost were a backpack that took time to take off. “I had to make everyone forget about the price. It was one of the hardest parts, more than just playing regularly.“recalls the attacker. For that, playing continuously, he also had to row upstream. He came to a team in which his coach, Julen Lopetegui, did not consider him an immediate performance asset.” He lacks cooking, “said the Vinicius himself, upon learning about Lopetegui’s plans, who offered to play for Castilla in Second B. With the subsidiary, he scored four goals in 428 minutes, in which he showed glimpses of future crack. He left with his team. But Lopetegui kept him in the train. The firing of the Spaniard and the arrival of Solari opened the sky for him. The Argentine embraced Vini as a solution to a gray season and responded, although with more daring and impudence that I succeed. With Lopetegui he played only 42 minutes in two games (without goals or goals); with Solari, 2,038 in 31 games (seven goals and 13 assists). “Fortunately, I played many games in my first season. Now I have passed 50 games with Real Madrid: few players succeed at such a young age …” Now, after an irregular start with Zidane, he has once again become Madrid’s hope. On March 1, Vinicius faced Barça at the Bernabéu and scored his first goal. Somewhat paved the way for Real Madrid to win (2-0), but the story could have been different. The Brazilian, 16 years old, had a pre-agreement with the Catalan club that was broken when Madrid appeared on the scene. The player remembered those days in the magazine FourFourTwo, in an interview that will be published in the April edition but of which there is already a preview on its website. The signing of Vinicius by the Concha Espina club began to cook in 2017, in the South American U-17. “It was just after coming back from the South American in Chile. There were already rumors in the press, but I never believed them. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona put offers on the table and I only had three days to make my decision. I always wanted to play for the best club, so that’s why I chose Real. “Barça had him tied up. He even used Neymar, who telephoned the young man to persuade him to wear the Barça shirt. But a week after reaching that preliminary agreement, Wagner Ribeiro, a well-known representative at the Bernabéu offices and a partner of TFM, Vinicius’s agency, offered it to Madrid. The pulse ended with the Brazilian from Flamengo dressed in white for 45 million. “My parents visited both clubs and they liked it more. It combined what I wanted, and I felt that their project was better for me. I saw that they gave many minutes to younger players, like me, and they were having an outstanding moment of success in the Champions League at the time. “last_img read more