Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim landed another recruit this weekend. During his annual Jim Boeheim Fantasy Camp, the Syracuse coach suggested to one of the program's top international stars that he should play in The Basketball Tournament with Boeheim's Army. Two days later, Demetris Nichols was on the roster as the team's ninth member. "Coach Boeheim came up to me and said he thought I should play," Nichols said. "So I'm playing." As simple as that, the group of former Syracuse players added another high-level scorer and shooter in its effort to land the $2 million winner-take-all prize. Nichols has been one of the most successful international players in Syracuse basketball history, playing on multiple championship teams during nearly a decade of overseas basketball. Nichols played last season for Cedevita Zagrab, which won its Croatian League title. His team finished second in a regional competition and was among the final 16 teams in EuroCup, a second-tier … [Read more...] about Boeheim’s Army adds one of Syracuse’s top international players to TBT roster
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Three years ago, he was named the best Portuguese player of all time by his country's professional soccer federation. He's earned four "Golden Boots"— awards given to the top European goal scorer every season— and seems well on his way to a fifth. And now, he's enjoying the title of all-time leading European goalscorer in international competition, after a header against Morocco Wednesday morning, CBS Sports reports. The 85-score record follows a hat-trick Ronaldo pulled Friday against Spain, which was Ronaldo's 51st career hat-trick and only the 51st in World Cup history, according to EPSN. At 33, he is the oldest player ever to do so at the World Cup. Need more? Since the first World Cup in 1930, the tournament has had more than 1,150 matches played by thousands of players. The average goals per match— of both teams combined— has been less than three goals since 1974, according to FIFA. Fans rushed to social media to give additional context to the … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo is now the leading European international goal scorer in history
By News service reports | | PUBLISHED: June 7, 2018 at 7:35 pm | UPDATED: June 8, 2018 at 10:55 am By STEVEN GOFF | Denver Post Soccer’s biggest spectacle, the World Cup, kicks off June 14 in Russia. Here is a look at the players you need to watch — some familiar to even the most casual fan, some potential breakout stars. Lionel Messi, Argentina The Argentine maestro does not need a World Cup trophy to validate his greatness. The goals, assists, La Liga titles, Champions League crowns, records, awards and breathtaking highlights are ample evidence of his epic impact on the sport over 13 years. Nonetheless, there is a missing piece to his incredible body of work: a major championship for his country. The 2005 Under-20 World Cup and 2008 Olympics (U-23s) were age-restrictive competitions. The two tournaments that matters most are the World Cup and Copa America, which decides South America’s best. The World Cup has left him with two quarterfinal exits and a 2014 … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018 top 10 players to watch: Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and more
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Megan Abrams, one of best to come out of the area in recent memory, named All-Acadiana MVP You don’t need to tell Megan Abrams. She already knows the challenge that lies in front of her. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. James Bewers, The Daily Advertiser Published 11:00 p.m. CT April 6, 2018 CLOSE Meet the 2017-18 All-Acadiana Girls Basketball Team Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE You don’t need to tell Megan Abrams. She already knows the challenge that … [Read more...] about Megan Abrams, one of best to come out of the area in recent memory, named All-Acadiana MVP
FIVE wins and Manchester City will be crowned Premier League champions- it’s that simple for Pep Guardiola’s dominant side. Standing in their way this weekend are Chelsea, who need a victory to ensure they don’t get cut adrift in the race for Champions League football. Defeat to Manchester United last weekend left the Blues outside of the top four. They’re two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have a winnable home fixture against Huddersfield on Saturday. If Spurs win that game the pressure will be heaped on Antonio Conte’s side. They can’t afford another defeat, although halting, albeit temporarily, City’s march to the title will be a near impossible task. Guardiola’s side have dropped just two points at the Etihad all season. They’ve conceded just 10 goals on their own patch too. Chelsea’s task will be incredibly difficult. Sunday’s fixture, which will kick-off at 4pm and be shown live on Sky Sports, … [Read more...] about Manchester City need five wins to claim the Premier League title… but can Chelsea beat Pep Guardiola’s side on Sunday to save top-four bid?