Coleman makes big plays at both ends of floor in Syracuse’s win over Villanova

first_img Published on January 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu A quick glance at the box score and DaJuan Coleman only scored six points in 15 minutes of action. But the freshman center’s contributions in the paint came at crucial points during Syracuse’s 72-61 win over Villanova on Saturday.His first bucket of the second half, a strong move finished on the left side of the glass, gave SU a six-point lead with 13:09 left. His second came after the Wildcats closed to within one point, an emphatic slam off an up-and-under move that led to an ovation from the Carrier Dome crowd when he checked out 21 seconds later.“I thought DaJuan made a couple good plays,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We got him the ball in position and he made a couple good plays out there for us which I think was good.”Coleman was decisive underneath on his two scoring chances, a contrast to his hesitant play early in the season. And he also brought a physical presence in SU’s zone, leading Boeheim to say he was more “engaged “ on the defensive end. Coleman grabbed two rebounds and added a steal in his limited minutes.Coleman said he’s focused on making strong moves to the basket, especially as SU continues conference play against tough opponents. And he accomplished that Saturday with his strong play offensively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is Big East play, you ain’t going to get the fouls so just go strong to the basket,” Coleman said. “That’s what I did.”And when he wasn’t on the court, Coleman remained intent on the game watching from the bench.He was emotional running down the court after his first basket gave SU some breathing room. And he released more excitement heading to the bench with Syracuse still holding onto its three-point lead.Minutes later, after Trevor Cooney’s 3-pointer put the Orange up by 14 to seal the win, he was the first to jump off the bench.“I just try to bring energy and anything I can do to get the team pumped up” Coleman said. “Because when you get the team pumped up, everybody’s scoring everybody’s involved, the crowd’s involved and it kind of shifted our way so that’s what I tried to do.“That’s the player I’m trying to be.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Irish bookmaker tax doubles in latest budget

first_img Related Articles Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 In a devastating blow to Irish bookmakers, the national budget was unveiled yesterday delivering a significant increase to betting tax in the country.After much speculation and heated debate, Ireland’s Minister for finance Paschal Donohoe increased the overall betting tax in the country to two per cent, reversing the 2007 budget which had previously halved it to one per cent. The tough news doesn’t end there, as gambling exchanges also felt the wrath of what was dubbed as the ‘caring budget’, with duties on bookmakers match wagers between customers, increasing from 15 per cent to 25 per cent.Irish operator Paddy Power warned the effects will have damaging consequences on the industry, something that’s only likely to be heightened by the lack of progress with the revamped Irish Gambling Bill which has remained in a state of limbo for the past decade.Of the mainstream operators, it’s calculated that Paddy Power will suffer more severely than BoyleSports and Ladbrokes, with the it having the largest footprint in the country, additionally Ireland is home to a further 200 independent betting shops, which Sharon Byrne, chairperson of the Irish Bookmakers Association has anticipated will be greatly damaged from the increase.As reported by the Racing Post, Byrne, reacted to the news: “Over the last eight to ten years we have already lost 450 shops, all of which were independents, of which only 200 have survived, and they are now gone in one swipe of the pen,” Warning of the potentially daunting implications, she continued: “We had 1,365 shops in 2008. We were down to 850 and it had kind of stabilised this year. Now, the 200 independents that were able to survive have no hope. I’ve taken calls from them all morning – they are distraught. I’m calling an emergency meeting of the association for Friday morning to see what we can do.“Fifteen minutes before the minister made the announcement he had just been talking about how important it was to save all the little jobs in the country and provide support to small companies, and then he wipes out these shops across the country.“It will force punters to off-shore operators and black markets. Most of these towns only have one shop and they are going to be gone, so punters will either go online or to the black market.”last_img read more

Begović hanging out with Students at the Nova Vita 2016 Tournament

first_imgGoalkeeper of the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the spokesmodel of the BiH brand Nova Vita Asmir Begović was a special guest at the tournament  organized by the company PAK Centar for students of elementary schools in the Municipality of Ilidža.Along with the presentation of awards and gifts, Begović was hanging out with all participants and readily responded to all their questions, sharing his sport experiences.Highlighting how happy he is for having an opportunity to hang out with children and talk about the beginning of the new academic year, Begović said that he is delighted with their energy.“Every time I come to our country I am looking forward to gatherings like this one. I had a great time talking to the children and answering all their questions. As an athlete, I always support this kind of events and I hope more of them will be organized in our country,” Begović said.At the end of the tournament, Begović handed over the awards to the best player and the best goalkeeper of the tournament – to Ajdin Jusupović from the Tenth Elementary School Ilidža and Aldin Gusinac from the Sixth Elementary School Ilidža. Eleven elementary schools participated in the tournament.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more