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Class of 2017 athlete Isaiah McDuffie has verbally committed to Syracuse, per Scout.com. McDuffie is listed as an outside linebacker on 247Sports.com.The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Bennett (New York) High School product is the second member of the Orange’s 2017 class. He also had offers from UConn, Penn State and Washington, according to Scout.Somerset Academy Charter (Florida) High School wide receiver Daewood Davis committed three weeks ago and is SU’s only other member of 2017.In Syracuse’s last two recruiting classes, the Orange did not receive a single verbal commitment until the spring of the players’ junior year. Now, SU has two for 2017 before their junior years have even started. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on July 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+
‘Boro have a decent recent record against City in the Cup, winning four of their last five meetings in the competition. Following their Champions League exit midweek, Arsenal’s last chance of silverware is now the FA Cup. The Gunners welcome non-league Lincoln to the Emirates for a five-thirty kick-off. There are also three games at 3 o’clock in the Premier League. Struggling Hull will be hoping to get their first win in three games when they host Swansea. Everton can move within two-points of sixth-place Manchester United with victory over West Brom at Goodison Park. And Bournemouth host West Ham.
Photo © Tipp FM Meanwhile, in Clonmel, Thurles CBS lost out by a single point to Midleton CBS of CorkThe final score there was Middleton 15 points – Thurles CBS 1-11Our Lady’s will now meet Middleton CBS in the semi-final on the 27th of January. A 64th minute free rescued Our Lady’s Templemore from the brink of Harty Cup defeat this afternoon.The Munster and All-Ireland Harty Cup Champions were in action in Dundrum in the quarter final stages of the competition.Our Lady’s Templemore overcame John the Baptist, Hospital – 1-14 to 16 points.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-min Son was on song as he helped his South Korea side beat Colombia 2-1 in an international friendly played earlier on Friday.Son scored either side of halftime to give the Asian side a 2-0 before Cristian Zapata halved the deficit 13 minutes from time. South Korea thereafter held on for an impressive win over their South American opponents.South Korea will next face Serbia in an international friendly on Tuesday, November 14 while Colombia will play China later that day.Tuesday’s Fixtures:South Korea vs. SerbiaColombia vs. ChinaRelatedSon Heung-Min Pens Contract Extension At TottenhamJuly 20, 2018In “England”Asian Cup: Son Inspires South Korea to End China’s Dashing RunJanuary 16, 2019In “Events”Hernandez Hits 50th International Goal As Mexico Overcome South Korea To Move Clear In Group FJune 23, 2018In “FIFA”
Former Brazilian international Adriano was charged by Rio de Janeiro prosecutors on Tuesday over alleged links to drug trafficking, officials and reports said.The former Inter Milan, Fiorentina, Parma and Roma striker, 32, who is trying to revive his career in France, is accused of buying a motorbike in 2007 that was later used by drug dealers in the Vila Cruzeiro favela, where he grew up, reports said.He faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty, ESPN reported.Prosecutors did not request Adriano’s arrest but asked for him to surrender his passport.According to Brazilian media, Adriano has been in France in a bid to revive his career with second-division club Le Havre.The former international, who hit 27 goals in 48 appearances for Brazil, last played for the Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense. But they terminated his contract six months ago.
Isaac ‘Opeele’ Boateng has ripped into Black Stars coach Avram Grant after the Israeli named his squad for the upcoming AFCON 2017 qualifier against Mauritius.The former Kumasi Asante Kotoko boss wants the 60-year-old coach sacked because he is ‘lazy’ and ‘useless’. Opeele’s reason?“Avram Grant is a lazy coach. Looking at the squad he gave us yesterday [Tuesday], even my mother can give us a better list. It is a useless list,” he said.Opeele questioned Grant’s criteria for selecting players for national assignments, saying some players would not have made the team if the Israeli was up and doing.“There are so many pot-holes in the squad he announced. The goalkeeping department for instance, some players don’t deserve call-ups. He must be sacked,” he charged in his analysis of the team of Wednesday morning’s edition of Asempa FM’s Ultimate Sports Show. “He’s too lazy to the extent that he cannot travel to match venues to watch the local players. He chooses to stay in England and asks his assistant (Maxwell Konadu) to monitor the locally based players. What kind of foolishness is that?”The Black Stars will start camping on Monday ahead of the game on June 14 at the Accra Sports Stadium.New boys inThe two big inclusions are debutant Bernard Mensah and Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah, but there is no place for Andre Ayew (injured).Mensah has received his first call-up following a fine season in Portugal with Vitoria Guimaraes, where he managed five goals in 30 appearances in the Liga Sagres this season. Jonathan Mensah, who has played just twice for his club since October, keeps his place despite receiving a four-month ban from the Court of Arbitration for Sport due to irregularities in his 2011 transfer to Evian.Albert Adomah was named in Ghana’s 2014 World Cup team and after playing against the United States, has not played for the team since.Ghana squadGoalkeepers: Fatau Dauda, Razak Brimah, Ernest Sowah Defenders: Harrison Afful, Jeffrey Schlupp, Daniel Amartey, John Boye, Edwin Gyimah, Jonathan Mensah, Abdul Rahman BabaMidfielders: Mohammed Rabiu, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Frank Acheampong, Wakaso Mubarak, Solomon Asante, Afriyie Acquah, Christian Atsu, Bernard Mensah, Albert AdomahForwards: Jordan Ayew, David Accam, Kwesi Appiah, Asamoah Gyan–
Hernandez hit two home runs and a double in his three at-bats against Bumgarner at Dodger Stadium on Friday, and his four RBIs were the difference in the Dodgers’ 7-3 win over the Giants.In 16 career at-bats against Bumgarner, Hernandez has hit three home runs, four doubles, and owns a 1.875 slugging percentage. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will allow Hernandez to enlarge that sample size for as long as both of them wear the uniform.“I’ve gotten lucky,” Hernandez said. “That’s basically what’s happened. I’ve gotten lucky.”Bumgarner already has three World Series rings, one of which earned him an MVP award to boot. He has appeared in three All-Star games and hit two home runs against his opponent Friday, Clayton Kershaw, which is two more than every other pitcher in baseball history combined.But Bumgarner had the misfortune of facing Hernandez first in the Dodgers’ batting order Friday. The pregame pomp and circumstance of Jackie Robinson Day was still buzzing when Hernandez anticipated a first-pitch fastball and pummeled it over the left-center field fence for a home run. Johnny Klippstein is not a household name. He pitched for eight major league teams from 1950 to 1967 and retired with a 101-118 record. One year he led the league in hit batters. Twice, he led the league in wild pitches.Funny thing about Klippstein: For some reason, he had Jackie Robinson’s number. Robinson’s career .204 batting average against Klippstein was his lowest against any pitcher he faced more than 50 times in his Hall of Fame career.Everyone had Jackie Robinson’s number 42 on his back Friday, an MLB tradition every April 15. While Robinson is worth remembering for a thousand reasons on the anniversary of his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Klippstein was worth remembering for one very big one: Sometimes, one player owns another for no discernable reason.So it is with the Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez and San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Roberts, the first minority manager in Dodgers history, pledged to enjoy the moment at some point Friday. Hernandez made that possible rather quickly.“After the homer from Kiké,” Roberts said, “it was pretty special for me to take in 53,000 fans.”Hernandez hit a slider from Bumgarner for his second home run of the game. The two souvenirs traveled an estimated 886 feet combined.“The thing about (Bumgarner) is he’s never going to give in,” Hernandez said. “That’s what makes him good. He’s a tough competitor. I wasn’t looking for anything soft. He hung a slider, I rolled over and yeah. Lucky it was for a ball.”Hernandez’s third at-bat was his most important. This time the bases were full, and the Dodgers led 4-1 with two outs in the fourth inning. Hernandez’s two-run single off Bumgarner gave his team a 6-1 cushion, a lead so big even the shakiest bullpen in baseball could protect it.Making his third start of the season in left field, Hernandez also robbed Buster Posey of a potential extra-base hit with a headlong dive sprinting forward to end the third inning.“Huge,” Kershaw said. “Big play. Kiké knows how to play a lot of positions well. He’s always in the right spot.”Kershaw didn’t dominate the Giants, but he pitched enough like an ace to win his second game of the season in three tries. The left-hander allowed five hits and three runs ‑ two earned ‑ in seven innings. He struck out six batters and walked none.Bumgarner, his nemesis, scratched out a single and scored on a wild pitch by Kershaw in the third inning. Two wild pitches by Kershaw led to two of the Giants’ runs.But Kershaw kept Bumgarner, and all the Giants, in the ballpark this time. This was the ninth time Kershaw and Bumgarner have faced off in their career. Kershaw improved to 3-4 in their mano-a-mano matches while Bumgarner fell to 4-3.Charlie Culberson contributed a two-run single in the Dodgers’ four-run fourth inning.Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen got a much-needed day off after he pitched three innings the previous two days. Chris Hatcher and Joe Blanton threw scoreless innings of relief.Hernandez, who went 2 for 3 when the Dodgers faced Bumgarner six days earlier, is still young enough to write the story of his career. There might never be an annual Kiké Hernandez Day at the ballpark, but he might not be relegated to the anonymity of Johnny Klippstein either.After his second home run, Hernandez pointed to a row of seats behind home plate at Dodger Stadium. At 24, his journey in MLB is just beginning but his father and sisters, who are from Puerto Rico, were ending their journey to Los Angeles to watch Hernandez play in person.
Cobb completed his seven-year career with single-season stints with the Packers, Jaguars and Jets. He finished his tenure with 3,743 rushing yards (3.5 yards per carry), 949 receiving yards and 27 total touchdowns.The Tennessee native then went on to a lengthy career as an NFL scout, first with the Bucs and Redskins, and for the past 11 seasons with the 49ers. He was named NFC Scout of the Year by the Fritz Pollard Alliance in 2011.San Francisco general manager John Lynch, a former teammate of Cobb’s in Tampa Bay, remembered him as an “exemplary man.”“We are devastated by the sudden loss of a tremendous teammate and loyal friend, Reggie Cobb,” Lynch said in a statement. “Reggie was an enthusiastic and passionate person who had a special ability to brighten up a room with his personality and infectious smile. For 10 years, the 49ers were better because of Reggie and these unique qualities that he possessed.”He was a top-notch scout and an exemplary man whose years of service to this organization and the National Football League will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this time of mourning.” Today we mourn the passing of #49ers area scout Reggie Cobb.https://t.co/nWOl5ucIvW pic.twitter.com/Nmchs7UZgh— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 20, 2019Volunteers fans remembered Cobb for his explosive quickness. He tallied 2,720 yards from scrimmage, with 29 touchdowns during his career there.RIP Reggie Cobb pic.twitter.com/XrghdNI0mR— BigOrangeVolz (@BigOrangeVolz) April 20, 2019Cobb’s passing elicited shock from those who knew him.The passing of Reggie Cobb in a word is devastating. The amount of time I spent w/him as a scout & friend over the past 18 years simply talking ball & laughing as hard as I have ever laughed is what I will keep with me forever. Rest easy RC & prayers to his family. I love you.— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) April 20, 2019 Former NFL running back Reggie Cobb died Friday at age 50 of a heart attack, according to multiple reports.Selected by the Buccaneers in the second round (No. 30 overall) out of Tennessee in the 1990 NFL Draft, Cobb started 47 games over the next four seasons for Tampa Bay. His best season came in 1992, when he rushed for 1,171 yards and scored nine TDs with the Buccaneers.