By Mike Waters | [email protected] | Posted August 20, 2018 at 07:00 AM | Updated August 20, 2018 at 07:47 AM Dennis Nett | [email protected] Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse basketball team faced a rigorous non-conference schedule last season. Syracuse's non-conference schedule, which included games against Kansas, Maryland, St. Bonaventure, Buffalo, Connecticut and Georgetown, wound up ranked No. 21 in the nation. That schedule wound up being one of the reasons that Syracuse snuck into the NCAA tournament field despite a 20-13 regular season record. Syracuse officials have announced the complete non-conference schedule for the 2018-19 season. Here is a comparison of the upcoming schedule against last year's non-conference slate, including a team-by-team look at the 2018-19 non-conference games. Syracuse's 2017-18 schedule Last year, the NCAA introduced its new quadrant system for rating the difficulty of a team's schedule. The quadrant system still used the old … [Read more...] about Will Syracuse basketball’s 2018-19 non-conference schedule help NCAA tournament chances?
The Trump administration is considering more tariffs on imports from China, as well as on foreign-made cars and auto parts. But while officials consider those new duties, Americans and U.S. businesses are already feeling the impact of earlier tariffs, such as those enacted this spring on imported steel and aluminum. Here are some of the products already impacted by tariffs or counter-tariffs, as reported across the country by local and national news outlets. Lobster In New England, prices for whole lobsters fell last month to a low around $3.80 a pound down from about $5 two weeks before China's retaliatory tariffs were implemented, according to the Boston Globe. The import duties on American-caught lobsters sold in China have caused Chinese restaurants and other buyers to look elsewhere for their lobster purchases. That's led to a glut of lobsters in the U.S., pushing down the per-pound price. A traditional lobster meal includes a 1.25 pound crustacean. In the Florida Keys, lobster … [Read more...] about From lobsters to basketball: 9 products hit by Trump’s tariffs
AP Published 6:43 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Japanese basketball players were kicked off their Asian Games team and sent home Monday after delegation head Yasuhiro Yamashita said they "spent the night in a hotel with women." Yamashita told a news conference that the four players hooked up with the women after eating and drinking in an entertainment district and were easily identified by wearing Japan-emblazoned shirts. "I met with the athletes and they deeply regret what they did," Yamashita said. "I apologize from the bottom of my heart as the head of the delegation." The incident took place after Japan's 82-71 win over Qatar in a group-stage game last Thursday. Japanese Olympic officials said they learned of the incident after a newspaper published photographs of the players out on the town. The JOC identified the four as Takuya Hashimoto, Keita Imamura, Yuya Nagayoshi, and Takuma Sato, and said the players had to pay for their own flights home … [Read more...] about Japanese basketball players kicked out of team after spending ‘night with women’
Chicago police say there is no evidence that any officer fired a weapon during the Friday night encounter that ended with the death of a 15-year-old Crane High School basketball player. But in the latest sign of distrust between the community and the Chicago Police Department, Steven Rosenthal’s family marched with activists through North Lawndale on Sunday, rejecting the conclusion that Rosenthal committed suicide. “My nephew would never commit suicide, ever,” Terinica Thomas, the boy’s aunt and legal guardian, declared Sunday. Andrew Stroth, civil rights attorney, speaks at a press conference on the death of Steve Rosenthal on August 19, 2018. | Colin Boyle/Sun-Times Thomas made her comment during a press conference outside Johnson School of Excellence, where her family’s lawyer, Andrew Stroth, called for an independent investigation into Rosenthal’s death. He insisted that eyewitnesses saw Rosenthal’s death play out differently, but he did … [Read more...] about Family rejects suicide in Crane basketball player’s death; CPD says no cop fired
Entertainment Basketball star celebrates homecoming after cardiac arrest By JERRY CARINO Asbury Park Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story August 19, 2018 11:14 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Therapy finished for the afternoon, Darrell Rogers was wheeled into the visitor's lounge on his hospital floor. He greeted his dad with a wide smile and proceeded to rise from his wheelchair. The elder Darrell Rogers lent him a hand, just to be sure. "He can walk on his own," Darrell Sr. said. "But you've got to be there to spot him and make sure he doesn't fall." It's a remarkable turnaround for the 16-year-old Matawan High School basketball standout. In May, during a club-team practice, Rogers suffered sudden cardiac arrest. He collapsed and stopped breathing, was revived by two coaches and helicoptered to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where the prognosis was grim. Be the first to know. No one covers what is happening in … [Read more...] about Basketball star celebrates homecoming after cardiac arrest