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Holders of Hvar tourism so far have been tourists from the USA and Great Britain, who accounted for 65% of all overnight stays, and it is impossible to close so many holes in a few months. In the period from 1 January to 31 July, 113 arrivals were recorded in Dubrovnik, or only 912% of last year’s tourist traffic and 14 overnight stays, also 347% of last year’s tourist traffic in the same period. From January 848 to July 14, 01, there were 31 arrivals on Hvar or 2020% compared to last year, while with 19.924 realized overnight stays it was at the level of 17,28%. Of course, this is an opportunity to reset a new tourist paradigm, both in Croatia as a whole and in individual destinations. We need to be ready for quick decisions and quick transformation, and there is a need for synergy in the tourism sector. Those who turn to market development will certainly benefit, as always. Although in Dubrovnik and Hvar this season the prices in all accommodation capacities, as well as in the destination in general, the prices are much lower than usual, in accordance with the current situation, due to dislocation, still did not trigger a big motive for coming. Dubrovnik and Hvar are among the two most affected tourist destinations in Croatia. And this is best shown by the data from eVisitor. This is supported by the traffic of the three busiest airports in Croatia: Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb. In the first seven months of 2019, the three mentioned airports had a traffic of 5.299.919 passengers, while this year the number is significantly lower, just over one million. From January to the end of July, Dubrovnik Airport generated 146.159 traffic, while Split Airport generated 280.189 passengers. The airports are increasingly connected to the rest of Europe, and the British market is expected to do the most. Photo: Pixabay.com Dubrovnik and Hvar are among the two most affected tourist destinations in Croatia. There is no philosophy or space for populism, the thing is very simple. These are the destinations that depend most on air traffic, most guests this year came from the American and British markets, and with poor transport links and a combination of more luxurious destinations, it is clear to everyone that current tourism results are not the product of poor promotion. . On the other hand, optimism has awakened on the island of Hvar, in spite of everything. Thus, 16.602 arrivals were recorded in July, which is at the level of 31,73% compared to last year, and 91.073 overnight stays or 44,99% compared to 2019. Of course, the numbers are not for opening champagne, especially on Hvar, but still cheerful and hopeful. “According to the first estimates from March, when we hoped to realize 30 percent of last year’s tourist traffic, the current figures show that in the city of Hvar in the challenging year 2020, tourist dreams are still coming true.”Points out Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board. People are already or will certainly accept the narrative “new normal” i.e. accept the fact that we have to live with the coronavirus. Life, economy and thus tourism must go further, of course with the observance of all epidemiological measures. So a much better season and a more stable tourist season is expected from next season. On Hvar, they put a promotional focus on the markets of Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and intensified the promotion towards the British market. “Currently, the most numerous guests are from Germany, Slovenia and Poland, while we have the largest increase from the Czech Republic, which is the result of an excellent promotional campaign that we conducted in European markets. In August, we expect an increase in overnight stays from 10 to 15 percent, primarily due to the arrival of air guests from traditional Hvar tourist markets (UK and Scandinavia), which instills optimism in this year’s tourist season. says Razović. “In the best predictions for this tourist season, we “dream” of 30 percent of last year’s traffic”Said Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board at the beginning of April this year, when asked about the expectations for this tourist season. Although shocking, but on the other hand quite realistic for all the above reasons. According to the eVisitor tourist check-in and check-out system, 01 tourists stayed in Dubrovnik on August 9, which is 214% of the tourist traffic compared to the same date last year. On the same date, Dubrovnik recorded 35 arrivals, which is 3% of tourist traffic compared to August 283, 43. The announced flights from Great Britain, and marketing cooperation with the British tour operator are expected to increase the arrival of foreign guests and increase the number of nights on the island of Hvar. So that August and September, could still boost the statistics and thus generate spending to survive until next year. Although it is difficult to predict, if the situation does not escalate in Europe and thus in Croatia, which should not except through occasional small jumps in new cases, and whether to find a cure or vaccine for covdi19 (which we all of course hope for positive news) the next tourist years will certainly be much better and better in statistical figures.
Frnaklin County, In. — A two-vehicle crash at State Road 1 and Lucas Road injured one person Tuesday.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says Johnathan Osborn, 21, of Connersville was southbound on State Road when he drove left of center, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Brian Canady, 54, of Cambridge City.Osborn was treated at Fayette Regional Hospital.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “We know we’ve got pace and we wanted to counter quickly. It was a great pass by Nemanja [Matic], a great cross from Mason [Greenwood] and fantastically finished by Bruno, so I’m very, very happy with all the goals.” read also:Fernandes wins Man Utd’s Player of the Month Award Gary Neville: “The precision in this counter-attack is absolutely delightful to watch, and it’s a finish to match. What a goal!” Rio Ferdinand, on Twitter: “Oioioi. Counter was an absolute joke! @B_Fernandes8 finitooooo!” Andy Mitten, journalist: “Now that’s Manchester United. Maguire, magical Matic, Mason and then Fernandes finish. Sublime counter attacking goal. 3-0.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The midfielder’s magnificent second against Brighton and Hove Albion on 30 June came out on top of a poll in the Official App, beating off stiff competition from the insouciant chip that capped Anthony Martial’s maiden club hat-trick, against Sheffield United. Fernandes was crowned United’s Player of the Month for June on Saturday – the third time in a row he has claimed that particular prize. Fernandes hadn’t previously won the Goal-of-the-Month competition – both of his February strikes for the Reds came from the spot, while his piledriver at Everton was seen off by Odion Ighalo’s individual effort versus LASK in the last poll we ran, in March. However, our no.18’s volleyed effort, at the end of a lightning-quick counter-attack, at the Amex Stadium was hard to ignore. You can watch the goal in its glory above, and check out some of the key reaction below…Advertisement Bruno Fernandes has completed an impressive club double, by winning Manchester United’s Official Goal-of-the-Month competition for June.
“If we play like that every week [we will stay up]. Spurs are a top club and if we play like this against teams like Stoke, we will be okay.” Palace were unfortunate to leave White Hart Lane without all three points after such a dominant display. Bolasie was a constant threat for the visitors and left spectators open-mouthed with an exquisite flick past Christian Eriksen in the first half. Images of what he describes as “a 360 and a flick” have gone viral online and comes from his unique upbringing, a far cry from statistic-focused modern football. “I used to do it in the playground at school,” Bolasie, inspired by Ronaldinho, said. “It was a trick from back then. “When you don’t do tricks they become unfamiliar but because my confidence is high, I feel I can do anything. “It is good to express yourself in the Premier League. It will only get tougher as the opposition will look at me and take me even more seriously. “It is a credit to myself and the hard work I am doing, it is starting to come off.” Spurs could have certainly done with a player of Bolasie’s ilk on Saturday, when their performance lacked inspiration and, at the other end, defensive cohesion. Boos echoed around White Hart Lane at the final whistle and Jan Vertonghen knows it was not good enough. “Of course it wasn’t good enough but I think the Premier League is getting stronger and tighter,” the Belgium defender said. “Everyone thought Chelsea would cruise to the title but they lost as well today. You have teams like West Ham, Southampton, Newcastle, Swansea – they’re up there now and they can compete with the bigger teams. “The [fans are] not wrong, we think we should be winning these games as well and we tried to. But we just have to find a way to beat these teams.” It was the fifth time Spurs have failed to win a league game on home turf this season – not exactly how Vertonghen wanted his 100th match for the club to pan out. “They just told me, I’m very proud and I hope I can go on a good run of a few good games,” Vertonghen said. “I’m very happy and I hope I can play plenty more.” Asked whether he could see himself playing another century of matches for Tottenham, the defender, regularly linked with a move away, said: “Yes, I think so.” Yannick Bolasie has been given a licence to thrill at Crystal Palace – and his unorthodox rise shows no signs of abating. The 25-year-old winger was the outstanding player in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Tottenham, with his direct style and skills bamboozling defenders at White Hart Lane. “I try to enjoy the game and the manager has given me a little bit of licence to enjoy myself,” Bolasie said afterwards. “I am also getting help from my team-mates and the positions I am picking up on the pitch are allowing to run at other teams. “You have to have an end product but credit to the whole team, the likes of Mile Jedinak, Joe Ledley – they are giving me the licence.” So impressive has Bolasie been that Liverpool are reported to be amongst the vultures circling over Selhurst Park. Palace boss Neil Warnock, who attempted to sign the Democratic Republic of Congo international when at QPR, has warned off potential suitors and the winger says he has no intention of leaving. “I am happy at Palace,” Bolasie said. “It is all about progressing. “I am improving every week at Palace. I want to make sure I have another good season and keep Palace up. Press Association In just seven years, the winger has gone from non-league Hillingdon Borough to the Premier League, via Malta and a host of Football League clubs. It has been quite the journey for Bolasie and the upward trajectory looks set to continue, having kicked on impressively at Palace this season.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the handling or mishandling of the work-release program for Jeffrey Epstein, the Palm Beach financier and convicted sex offender who now faces federal sex trafficking charges.The sheriff’s office internal affairs will look into what happened during Epstein’s 2008 12-hour a day for six days a week work-release and whether any deputies violated any policy such as allowing him to be driven to his home rather than his office.An attorney for a woman who claimed she had sex with Epstein as a teen, said another witness claimed Epstein had sex while on work release at his office building in West Palm Beach, a claim initially disputed by the sheriff’s office.“Sheriff Bradshaw takes these matters very seriously and wants to determine if any actions taken by the deputies assigned to monitor Epstein during his work release program violated any agency rules and regulations, during the time he was on PBSO work release program,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a statement. “All aspects of the matter will be fully investigated to ensure total transparency and accountability.”In the wake of the new investigation, Alex Acosta resigned as President Trump’s Secretary of Labor. The Miami Herald reported Acosta brokered the secret deal in 2008 that allowed Epstein to plead guilty on two state prostitution charges, serve 13 months in jail, mostly on work release, register as a sex offender, but avoid more serious federal charges. A federal judge later ruled the Epstein agreement was illegal because victims were not made aware of it.
— The Lions have released linebacker Devon Kennard. He matched a career and team high with seven sacks last season and equaled a personal best with 58 tackles as a team captain.— The Giants have reached an agreement with Kyler Fackrell on a reported one-year contract. Fackrell spent the last four seasons in Green Bay, recording 17 1/2 sacks as a backup used mostly in passing situations.— The Steelers have placed the inside linebacker Ryan Shazier on the reserved/retired list. But the team says the move doesn’t rule out the possibility of Shazier playing again. Shazier spent the last two seasons on the Physically Unable to Perform list while recovering from a spinal injury suffered in December 2017. Shazier has made remarkable progress since the injury and has continued working out in hopes of one day being cleared to play again.— A person familiar with the deal says the Raiders have agreed with free agent linebacker Cory Littleton on a three-year contract. NFL Network reported the contract is worth up to $36 million. In addition, two people familiar with the deals say Las Vegas has agreed to contracts with defensive tackle Maliek Collins, safety Jeff Heath and defensive end Carl Nassib.— A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to the Associated Press that defensive tackle Vernon Butler has agreed to a two-year contract with the Bills. Butler is coming off a breakout campaign in which he became a starter for the first time and finished with 32 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSDurant among four Nets to test positiveUNDATED (AP) — Kevin Durant is one of four Brooklyn Nets players to have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. The Nets did not name the players Tuesday, but Durant confirmed he was one of them to The Athletic, saying: “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.” The Nets announced that one player is exhibiting symptoms, while the other three are asymptomatic.Utah’s Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and Donovan Mitchell and Detroit’s Christian Wood are the other players who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.In other sports news involving the outbreak: — The Ravens have fortified their defensive front by obtaining free agent Michael Brockers. He agreed to terms on a three-year contract after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Rams.— Linebacker Sean Lee is returning for an 11th season with the Cowboys. The 2016 All-Pro has accepted a one-year, $4.5 million contract with $2 million guaranteed.— Free agent linebacker Joe Schobert is joining the Jaguars after four seasons with the Browns. He led Cleveland in tackles twice and made a Pro Bowl.— The Rams have declined their contract option on cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who had been the team’s nickel cornerback and their top defender on slot receivers since the team signed him in 2017. The USC product had three interceptions and 122 tackles for Los Angeles.— A person familiar with the move says defensive tackle Jordan Phillips has agreed to sign with the Cardinals. Phillips just finished a breakout season for the Bills, where he started nine of his 16 games and finished with a career-high 9 1/2 sacks. — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star wife Ciara have announced they are donating 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Lifeline to help provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus outbreak in the region.— The Ottawa Senators say one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. Ottawa is notifying those who came in contact with the player and have told other members of the team to monitor their health and seek advice from the medical staff.— A person involved in the discussions tells The Associated Press the PGA Championship will not be held in San Francisco during the third weekend of May. San Francisco now is among six counties in the Bay Area where residents are ordered to venture outside only when necessary for the next three weeks. There was no indication when the PGA Championship would be played, or if it would remain in San Francisco.— The U.S. Tennis Association says it is considering “the possibility” of postponing the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic. What is usually the last Grand Slam tennis tournament each year is currently scheduled for Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 in New York.— The French Open has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first Grand Slam tennis tournament affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The French tennis federation says the clay-court tournament will be played from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. The main draw was originally scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24. The next major tennis championship currently on the calendar is Wimbledon, which is to start in late June in England. Update on the latest in sports: UNDATED (AP) — South Carolina is No. 1 in the final Associated Press women’s basketball poll of the season for the first time in school history.The Gamecocks received 26 first-place votes and No. 2 Oregon got the other four. Baylor, Maryland and UConn round out the top five. The AP has always released its final poll of the season before the start of the NCAA Tournament, which has been canceled because of the virus pandemic. Louisville, Stanford, N.C. State, Mississippi State and UCLA round out the top 10. The final men’s basketball poll will be released Wednesday.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — NASCAR has vowed to reschedule the seven Cup Series events already postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Figuring out how to cram the events and the All-Star race into the crowded 36-race schedule is potentially difficult. NASCAR President Steve Phelps says the series has no specifics on how it is moving forward. He says he wants the postponed races rescheduled before the playoffs begin in September.— The governing body of European soccer has postponed its marquee championship for one year. Euro 2020 became Euro 2021 in a major shift for an international soccer calendar that is on lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak and with no clear end in sight. The tournament that was due to open on June 12 in Rome is now scheduled for next year from June 11 to July 11, in the same 12 host nations.— A person familiar with the diagnosis tells The Associated Press a second New York Yankees minor leaguer has tested positive for the new coronavirus. New York had announced a first positive test on Sunday and general manager Brian Cashman said the player had been isolated and the Florida Department of Health notified. The two Yankees minor leaguers are the only baseball players known to have tested positive.MLB-ASTROS-VERLANDERVerlander has surgery March 18, 2020 HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander is using the interruption to the Major League season to recover from surgery.The Houston Astros ace has undergone surgery on his right groin and is expected to be out about six weeks. The timing gives Verlander time to heal before opening day, which has been pushed back to mid-May at the earliest because of the new coronavirus.Verlander dealt with the problem early in spring training. His first start was delayed until March 3 because of discomfort in his right groin. He recorded a 3.86 in 4 2/3 innings over two spring starts.WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-FINAL POLLSouth Carolina finishes on top for first time Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSBrady is leaving Patriots…Rivers to Colts, Bridgewater to PanthersUNDATED (AP) — Tom Brady says he’s thrown his final pass for the New England Patriots, and it appears he could be headed to Florida. The 42-year-old quarterback has posted on social media “my football journey will take place elsewhere.” The comments were the first to indicate he would leave the franchise he’s led to six Super Bowl titles, and the only professional football home he has had.Brady’s representatives are in serious contract discussions with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Brady isn’t the only decorated quarterback to leave the only NFL team for which he’s played:— Longtime Chargers star Philip Rivers has agreed to a one-year contract with the Colts, according to a person who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. Rivers spent his first 16 NFL seasons with the Chargers and has set almost every major team record for quarterbacks since being taken first overall in the 2004 NFL draft. The eight-time Pro Bowl selection joins a team that went 7-9 with Jacoby Brissett under center and faded badly during the second half last season.— The Panthers are parting ways with 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said on Twitter the team is working with Newton and his agent to find a trade partner. The quarterback responded on social media by saying he never requested a trade, telling the organization to “stop the word play” because they’re trying to manipulate the narrative and act like he requested a trade. — The Bears have agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with former All-Pro defensive end Robert Quinn. Quinn recorded 11 1/2 sacks with Dallas last year despite a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. The Bears also released outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, parting with a former first-round draft pick who never boosted their pass rush the way they envisioned.— The Buccaneers are retaining a key piece of an improved defense by agreeing to re-sign linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul to a two-year, $27 million contract. Pierre-Paul has 21 sacks since being acquired in a trade from the Giants two years ago.— Safety Tre Boston has accepted a three-year, $18 million contract that keeps him with the Panthers. Boston started all 16 games for Carolina last season, recording 59 tackles and three interceptions.— The Eagles have released safety standout Malcolm Jenkins, who led their secondary for the last six years and helped them win the 2017 NFL title. He will cost the team $6 million under the cap, but the Eagles also save nearly $5 million by cutting Jenkins.— The Titans have agreed to terms with defensive end Vic Beasley, who led the NFL with 15 1/2 sacks in 2016 for the Falcons. Atlanta declined to re-sign the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft after he managed only 18 sacks combined over the past three seasons. Associated Press However, these and other deals may not be finalized Wednesday as expected.A person familiar with the discussions on Tuesday night told The Associated Press that deals might not be confirmed by teams Wednesday when the NFL’s business season begins. This is due to free agents being unable to travel and actually sign agreements, which is a recent league policy to safeguard against the coronavirus. The NFL has banned travel for players and team personnel while also advising clubs that physical exams can only be taken locally by free agents who reach deals.In other NFL news:— A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Broncos have agreed to a two-year contract with veteran free agent quarterback Jeff Driskel. Driskel is a former sixth-round draft pick out of Florida in 2016 who has appeared in a dozen NFL games with the Bengals and Lions.— A person familiar with the deal says veteran tight end Jason Witten has agreed to a one-year contract with the Raiders. Witten ended a one-year retirement to return to Dallas this past season, grabbing 63 passes for 529 yards and four TDs. Witten has 1,215 receptions for 12,977 yards and 72 TDs in 16 seasons with the Cowboys. Carolina has replaced Newton with Saints backup Teddy Bridgewater, who accepted a three-year, $63 million contract. That’s according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The 27-year-old Bridgewater won each of his five starts for the Saints last season, completing 68% of his passes with nine touchdowns and two interceptions.Meanwhile, the Saints are keeping their record-setting quarterback, giving Drew Brees (breez) a two-year, $50 million contract.A person familiar with the situation spoke to The Associated Press about the contract on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.The 41-year-old Brees is the NFL’s all-time leader in completions with 6,867, yards passing with 77,416, and touchdowns with 547.
QPR will assess Adel Taarabt’s minor hamstring problem in training early next week.Rangers expected the Moroccan to be passed fit for last weekend’s defeat at Bolton but he was not able to take his place in the squad.He is hoping to return for the home game against Liverpool on Wednesday, when Mark Hughes’ side will be looking for their first win in eight games.AdChoices广告DJ Campbell has been struggling with a more serious hamstring injury but appears to be making some progress.Fellow forward Heidar Helguson hopes to return to contention soon following a spell out with a groin problem.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Published on December 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Red zoneRed zone offense was not the culprit behind the first two Syracuse losses in this five-game meltdown. In fact, the Orange was borderline impressive inside the 20 against Louisville and Connecticut, scoring touchdowns on four of six possessions.But against South Florida, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, it seemed that the closer the Orange got to the end zone, the harder it got to put points on the board.In that span, Syracuse reached the red zone on 11 possessions. And of those 11, SU came off the field scoreless (four times) more than it produced touchdowns (three).What’s worse, those ugly numbers don’t even include a single turnover. Instead, the Orange simply stopped itself. SU only produced 10 points on five red zone drives against USF and failed to score from inside the 20 on three consecutive possessions at the end of the game thanks to drops by receivers. Against Cincinnati, Syracuse punched it into the end zone on just one-of-three such drives.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd in the final episode of this collapse at Pittsburgh on Saturday, SU twice moved the ball inside the 10 only to settle for field goals in the 13-point loss.A lack of red zone efficiency may not have been the initial trigger to set off the losing streak, but it was one of the keys that kept it going.SecondaryIt was ominous right from the start. From the first few days of training camp back in August, the Syracuse secondary was hampered with problems. And up until the last week of the season those problems never stopped.Three of the slated starters for the 2011 season suffered an injury at some point in camp. Keon Lyn (dislocated shoulder), Shamarko Thomas (concussion) and Phillip Thomas (fractured jaw) all missed at least a portion of preseason practice.And when the regular season began, it was no better. Lyn, Shamarko Thomas and Olando Fisher all missed time with injuries, Phillip Thomas received a one-year suspension for an undisclosed violation of athletics department policy and, finally, Lyn was sent home from Pittsburgh for conduct detrimental to the team.It all culminated in a 5-7 record, and the poor play of the secondary was one big reason why. The Orange secondary ranked 98th in the country in pass defense, allowing 258.25 yards per game.Tanner Price, Matt Barkley and B.J. Daniels all torched the defense throughout the year. And standout wide receivers Chris Givens, Robert Woods and Eric Page found it easy to tear apart the secondary with no cornerback or safety able to shut down the star from the opposing team.It was by far the weakest part of the defensive unit for the Orange in 2011.Field positionSteve Rene’s job as Syracuse’s punt returner this season was just to catch the ball.Most of the time SU forced a punt, Rene ended the play with a fair catch. Sometimes he called for them inside the 10-yard line. And he only returned 10 punts in 12 games, with his longest return going for a futile 6 yards.After Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Pittsburgh, head coach Doug Marrone talked about field position as one of the issues that crushed the Orange in key spots. Only three (Kentucky, New Mexico, Notre Dame) of 119 other Football Bowl Subdivision teams finished with fewer total punt return yards than Syracuse’s 37.On the other side, the Orange entered the season with a competition for punting duties between junior Shane Raupers and freshman Jonathan Fisher. Raupers won in the preseason, but Fisher took the job over a few games into the season. But Fisher had three punts go for 25 yards or less in a loss to Connecticut. The next week, his first punt to South Florida was shanked out of bounds after 11 yards.On kick returns, Dorian Graham provided a marquee moment in the season when he took a kick back for a score in SU’s 49-23 win over then-No. 11 West Virginia. But primary kick returner Jeremiah Kobena was never able to break one and was stopped inside SU’s own 20 too many times.—Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports staff, email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on January 3, 2018 at 9:24 pm Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jtbloss WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Frank Howard didn’t want to watch. With his back on the ground and his eyes facing the ceiling, he refused the hand Tyus Battle extended to lift him to his feet.Instead, Howard clutched his head with disgust, because in the game’s final minute and his team down by four, Syracuse’s junior point guard committed the costliest of his six turnovers. Freshman forward Oshae Brissett was forced to foul to halt a free bucket, and although Howard sunk another desperation three seconds later, Wake Forest (8-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) hit its free throws down the stretch of a 73-67 Demon Deacon win over SU (12-3, 1-1 ACC) in Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Wednesday night.Wake Forest’s first-ever win over Syracuse — which came in spite of the fact that WFU’s leading scorer Keyshawn Woods played just three minutes after a first-half injury — was built on the glass. SU was out-rebounded for the first time all season, 38-29, and posted its lowest rebound total of the year. Howard sunk five three-pointers and scored 23 points — one of four Orange players to reach double figures — but that didn’t matter because SU couldn’t actually secure that basketball to add the final necessary touches to those point totals.“In the second half, we did everything we needed to on offense,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “But we did not do a good job on the boards which has been something that has really made us this year.”Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning credited his players for employing the fundamentals and boxing out. SU redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer said WFU’s starting center, the 7-foot-1, 280-pound Doral Moore, was quicker than he appeared on film. Freshman forward Oshae Brissett noted the five-man effort the Demon Deacons employed when a ball went up for grabs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They went after it more,” Moyer said.Last season, SU’s bubble burst on Selection Sunday because, although the Orange had impressive wins against ranked teams at home, it lacked any noteworthy accomplishments away from the Carrier Dome. It totaled two road wins all year, coming against bottom-third ACC teams in Clemson and NC State.So Wednesday night’s trip to Wake Forest gave SU a chance to reverse the theme that plagued its last campaign. The Demon Deacons entered the matchup having lost thrice already on its home court, twice to teams outside Kenpom’s top 90 teams. SU came in riding a two-game win streak and a comfortable win in its league-opener against Virginia Tech.And then SU’s glass-game shattered. It brought a three-point lead to intermission thanks to a late 10-0 Orange run and an 11-point half from Howard, who hit his third three of the half on SU’s final possession. After the fade-away fell through the hoop, Howard back-pedaled away from Wake Forest bench with a stare and a smile. He shot the same expression to some heckling fans after a make minutes earlier.SU bested WFU by just one on the glass at halftime. The Demon Deacons made one free throw in the first half, despite entering Wednesday with more than a fifth of their offense coming from the line. Separation was inaccessible to either team. And it stayed that way, with both teams combined for five points by the time the under-16 media timeout came around.“We have to make those plays at the beginning of the game so it’s not a close game at the end,” Battle said.WFU flirted with a soft, full-court press. SU’s junior center Paschal Chukwu sunk two free throws and influenced ample shots in the paint. But Moore’s presence on the boards and Battle’s fourth foul kept Wake Forest close. A Bryant Crawford layup tied the game with 12-and-a-half minutes to go. The Deac’s starting guard never really went away after that, finishing with a team-high 19 points, 14 of which he produced in the second half.SU — relying on a consistent stream of trips to the line, where it went 18-for-23 — continued to build and lose a four-point lead. Battle returned with four fouls just after the ten-minute mark. Crawford and Mitchell Wilbekin sunk back-to-back threes to put the Demon Deacons in front by two. Timeout, nine minutes left.A Howard three put the Orange back in front. Then Howard found Chukwu under the basket. The Orange’s drop-prone center did not struggle with the same type of pass he bobbled earlier, holding on for a two-handed dunk. Howard tacked on two more on the next possession, only to have Crawford hit two more three-pointers to bring his Demon Deacons within one of SU, 53-52. Where SU was good, Crawford was better.“Down the stretch, obviously, we’ve had big plays from Tyus, we’ve had big plays from Frank earlier in the year, but it’s really our defense,” Moyer said. “… If our defense is good, we’re good. If our defense is not good, any team can beat us on any given night.”Brissett missed two free throws. Chaundee Brown and Battle traded three-pointers. WFU added two more buckets from the paint, the second off a goaltending call on Chukwu. At the under-four timeout, the Demon Deacons led by three points and the coliseum, fueled by the fact that two Oshae Brissett missed free throws earned everyone in attendance a free Chick-fil-a sandwich, reached its loudest.SU’s star freshman found redemption in a straight-away three that tied the game at 59. Both teams traded two points. The ping-pong of lead changes grew tiresome, but someone had to win. Terrance Thompson converted a fast-break layup after a long rebound, and SU turned it over after Battle drove out of bounds. The lead was Wake Forest’s for good.Brandon Childress hit a floater, and with a minute to go SU found itself down four and searching for anything on offense. It never found anything but lost rebounds and fouls out of desperation.Even when WFU strayed from its identity and missed the front end of a one-and-one, so did Battle. Then came Howard’s final turnover. A Brissett and-one and Howard three-pointer offered hope, but too late. With 16 seconds left, and a Frank Howard three bringing SU within two — again — Olivier Sarr sunk the final freebies to ice it, and Syracuse was left still searching for its first ACC road win.“We weren’t ready to play at all. I wasn’t ready to play at all,” Battle said. “I know personally, I have to be better. As a team, we have to be better.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+