MBB : FOURTH KIND: SU falls at Marquette for 1st 4-game losing skid in 5 seasons

first_imgMILWAUKEE — All Syracuse could do was watch Jimmy Butler fire away and hope for the best. Hands in his face or not, Marquette’s senior forward wasn’t missing when it counted the most.With the shot clock winding down and the score tied late, Butler drilled a huge 3-pointer from right in front of the Marquette bench. The shot was part one of two late-game dagger 3-pointers, and the Bradley Center crowd erupted.‘The first one was big,’ Marquette head coach Buzz Williams said. ‘We ran the play with six seconds left (on the shot clock), and you can’t get a better look. You just hope it goes in.’Each time Syracuse came knocking on the door Saturday, Marquette answered the call. Though the Orange kept fighting back, it couldn’t fight back from the Golden Eagles’ pair of clutch 3-pointers.After Butler’s 3 with fewer than two minutes remaining, the Marquette’s sparkplug Darius Johnson-Odom followed with one of his own on the ensuing possession, giving Marquette (14-8, 5-4 Big East) a six-point advantage. And four clutch free throws sealed Marquette’s 76-70 victory over the Orange (18-4, 5-4) in front of 19,032 inside the Bradley Center on Saturday. In the closing seconds, after such an intense effort forging a comeback, reality sank in that SU’s losing streak would continue.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s a streak that now stands at four games after 18 consecutive wins. It comes after the second-best opening to a season in program history. Four straight losses to four Big East opponents.‘The game came down to Butler making a forced 3 on the right-hand side,’ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘You’ve got to give him a lot of credit — it was the toughest shot of the game. And then he made a tough shot with the (shot) clock going out in the corner. That’s just the way it is. He made two great plays, and that was the ball game.’Despite being down the entire game, Syracuse battled back time and time again. Down 11 at the half, SU inched closer and evened the score down the stretch. Each time, SU was unable to hold onto any kind of advantage as Marquette’s starters drained 6-of-12 attempts from beyond the arc.That was no surprise. Coming into the game, Marquette’s four leading scorers were shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc. What was surprising, though, was the occasional wide-open looks the Golden Eagles were consistently finding. That and how easily Marquette was able to get to the line when the outside shot wasn’t open.‘Once again, we got off to a slow start and spent the entire game trying to come back,’ SU guard Brandon Triche said. ‘Second half, we played like we did when we were winning. But we had to dig ourselves out.’Marquette started the game on a 10-3 run and went into halftime with an 11-point lead. But in spite of the slow start, Syracuse refused to go away. After some light criticism following a 22-point blowout loss to Seton Hall on Tuesday, starters Triche, Scoop Jardine, Kris Joseph and Rick Jackson led the way for the Orange. Joseph and Jardine got into a shooting rhythm, and Jackson took what the defense gave him when he wasn’t being double-teamed.At times in the second half, Syracuse appeared to be able to get whatever it wanted offensively. Syracuse shot an astounding 57 percent from the field (28-of-49), prompting Boeheim to say the Orange played as well offensively as it had all season.‘The first half, we weren’t defending,’ Boeheim said. ‘The passes were getting by us too much. … In the second half, we put both together.’Still, the Orange couldn’t make a stop consistently, sometimes allowing Marquette to fire away uncontested from the outside. Yet after trailing most of the game, SU eventually tied the game at 66-66.But Butler struck the deathblow. The shot Boeheim said was the toughest of the game sent his Orange to its fourth consecutive defeat.Said Butler: ‘I just rose up and knocked it down.’aljohn@syr.edu Comments Published on January 28, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Liverpool FC’s Daniel Sturridge charged with betting breach

first_img StumbleUpon Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Betway ends all football transfer markets June 17, 2020 Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship June 9, 2020 Submit Liverpool FC and England international striker Daniel Sturridge has been summoned by FA officials to explain alleged breaches of football’s code of conduct with regards to football betting, an activity strictly prohibited by FA rules.Sturridge (29) is alleged to have breached Rule E8 concerning FA registered professional athletes, managers, coaches, and club staff wagering on football matches, events or outcomes.Furthermore, Sturridge has been charged with alleged ‘passing of information’ to third parties on football-related markets, breaching FA Rule E8 attached 1B policy.Yesterday afternoon, Liverpool FC moved to support its athlete, releasing the following statement: “Daniel has given his full and unequivocal co-operation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so.“Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football. As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”The FA has given Sturridge until 6 pm on Tuesday 20 November to respond to the charges, which are reported to have taken place during January 2018.Sturridge becomes the highest profile English footballer to be accused of breaching FA betting rules since the much publicised disciplinary hearings of Joey Barton in 2017.The FA charged former Premier League player Barton with a five-month ban, following revelations that he had personally wagered on 1260 matches between March 2006 and May 2016.last_img read more

Dodgers start with Royster

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A New England native, Wotus played a total of 32 big-league games, all for Pittsburgh and all in 1983-84. The former infielder retired as a Giants minor-leaguer following the 1989 season, after which he immediately became a minor-league coach. He has been with the organization ever since, including the past eight seasons on the big-league staff and the past seven as bench coach under managers Dusty Baker and Felipe Alou. Wotus interviewed for the Pirates managerial vacancy in 2000, as did Tracy, but that job ultimately went to Lloyd McClendon. McClendon was fired a month ago. Royster, an infielder, spent 16 seasons in the majors, including with the Dodgers from 1973-75. He also managed the Milwaukee Brewers on an interim basis after Davey Lopes was fired early in the 2002 season. Royster had been Lopes’ bench coach. Royster is African American, the only minority among the five candidates the Dodgers are considering. However, general manager Paul DePodesta said last week that the next manager won’t necessarily be one of these five and that if none of the current candidates emerges as a clear choice to manage the club, then another list of names will be compiled and interviewed. The Dodgers’ top minor-league affiliate has had five managers in the past five seasons, a trend Collins was hoping to stop when he assigned Royster to the job last winter. If Royster gets the big-league job or even if Collins gets it and names Royster to his coaching staff the 51s will be changing managers again in 2006. Royster spent 2004 as the Dodgers’ minor-league infield coordinator. He liked that job so much that Collins had to coax him back to managing when Collins decided after last season not to renew the contract of then-Las Vegas manager Terry Kennedy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jerry Royster, the manager of the Dodgers’ Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate, will be formally interviewed for the major-league club’s managerial opening today, becoming the first of the five current candidates to meet face-to-face with club officials. Royster will be followed by former Detroit manager Alan Trammell on Wednesday; San Francisco bench coach Ron Wotus, who was revealed on Monday to be the mystery fifth candidate, on Thursday; Dodgers player development director Terry Collins on Friday; and Northridge’s Torey Lovullo, the manager of Cleveland’s Double-A Akron affiliate, on Saturday. Meanwhile, former Dodgers manager Jim Tracy was interviewed on Monday for Pittsburgh’s managerial vacancy. That interview took place at the Houston office of Tracy’s agents, Alan and Randy Hendricks, after which Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield left for the club’s organizational meetings in Sarasota, Fla. center_img Tracy is believed to be the leading candidate for the Pirates job, but the fact he now has talked twice with Littlefield including a lengthy telephone conversation last week and still hasn’t been announced as the Pirates’ new manager is curious. Former Oakland manager Ken Macha, a Pittsburgh-area resident, was interviewed for the job on Sunday. Wotus, 44, wasn’t revealed as a candidate last week because while the Dodgers had secured permission from the Giants to interview him, they hadn’t been able to reach him. last_img read more

Bruce Bochy’s gut rarely steered him wrong — and it didn’t in his decision to retire

first_imgThe writing has been on the wall for months, and on Monday, Bruce Bochy read it: 2019 will be his last season as the Giants’ manager.Bochy’s announcement wasn’t surprising. That said, the timing and setting did catch more than a few off guard.But it’s telling that San Francisco’s greatest manager didn’t want some fussy press conference or a video montage tribute to mark his final campaign — he merely dropped a bombshell during his daily media availability in the Giants’ dugout at the team’s …last_img

Giants’ emotional win a preview of the painful days that lie ahead

first_imgNEW YORK — His players circled around him in the visiting clubhouse last night, dousing an unsuspecting Bruce Bochy with Budweiser.His coaching staff gathered in his office, sharing a toast of top shelf Kentucky bourbon as the manager dried off from his beer bath.Bochy’s starter, the ace who has won more games for him than any other pitcher in his career, stood in front of his locker to reflect on a friendship rather than his performance.“He’s a great manager,” Madison Bumgarner said. “But …last_img

NonMPO teachers staff end hunger strike

first_imgThe Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions had been observing the hunger strike since Sunday. Photo: Hasan RazaTeachers and employees of the non-MPO educational institutions on Friday called an end to their fast unto death programme after an assurance from prime minister Sheikh Hasina.MPO or monthly pay order is the financial benefit received by private educational institutions that are recognised by the government.Sazzadul Hassan, private secretary to the prime minister, confirmed the withdrawal of the hunger strike to Prothom Alo.The Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions had been observing the hunger strike since Sunday, demanding inclusion of all government-approved secondary schools, colleges, madrasas and vocational institutions under MPO facilities.Now classes will resume on Sunday, they said.The educational institutions under MPO avail monthly government allocation for teachers and employees while non-MPOs do not get this.last_img read more

Indias top court bans triple talaq

first_imgIndia’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional.A panel of Supreme Court judges said that the practice, known as “triple talaq”, “is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality”.last_img

Cleveland ISD Police Department Donates Door Blocks To Hundreds Of Classrooms

first_imgArea schools continue to weigh security options following the shooting in Santa Fe.The Cleveland ISD Police Department says 1000 donated door blocks will be distributed to hundreds of classrooms in Cleveland, Tarkington, and Splendora ISDs.The blocks slip under a door and use a steel pin to keep it from opening.Cleveland ISD says it’s also received 100 gun locks through a donation. It plans to distribute the locks to families in the district who ask for them. Sharelast_img

Barnes Noble Says Goodbye to the District

first_imgThe Barnes & Noble store on 12th Street shuttered Jan. 2, which closes the last store of the book chain inside the city. (Courtesy photos)The hustle and bustle of the Barnes & Noble downtown D.C. location seemed as if it was unending. From avid readers who used its store shelves as a marketplace for finding new books, to college students who made its café the perfect study hub, many took advantage of its location, hours, and accessibility.However, the store closed the doors of its 2-story location on Jan. 2, forcing D.C. residents to not only lose the city’s only national book chain, but also a much-needed retail-community space.While some reports suggest plans to close the store came on the heels of an economic downturn which projected the closure of 10 stores throughout 2016, Barnes & Noble Vice President of Development David Deason told the Washington Business Journal that the location simply lost its lease. “Despite our best efforts to come to an agreement with the property owner to extend the lease, they have decided to move forward with another tenant and the store will close at the end of December,” Deason said. “The Washington, D.C. community is extremely important to us.”“The quality of life of District residents is being dictated by developers, who could care less about the literacy of our kids,” Carlos Solinas, a Ward 1 resident and literacy campaign organizer, told the AFRO. “What does it say about a major metropolitan city and the seat of the U.S. government that there is not a single major book retailer inside the city?”Solinas points to the closure of independent bookstores like Sisterspace and Books and Karibu, which lost leases through redevelopment and eventually went out of business, as an early sign of things to come. Few people, he said, believed that same type of closure could take place with a book chain. However, 2011 brought the closure of Barnes & Noble stores in Georgetown and the Borders stores; and in 2013 the closure of the Union Station location – replaced with an H&M clothing store. The Booksa-Million store in DuPont Circle also closed in 2015.“Lots of people are moving to digital books, but that is what makes stores like Barnes & Noble that much more functional,” Howard University student Amanda Tyson, who uses the university-operated B&N location connected to the campus, told the AFRO. “I’m sorry to see the closure of the store just because it maintained hours as late as 11 p.m. and was convenient to everything downtown.”With the closure of the store, the building’s 32,000-square-foot off space, owned by MetLife and Norges Bank Investment Management, has become vacant.Community activist Royce Neville, said the absence of a book chain in the city speaks volumes to residents about the priorities of developers who take possession of property. “The fact that a major retailer was placed on a month-tomonth lease that jeopardized the access residents had to a retail space where learning took place, demonstrates the value these outsiders place on our activities,” Neville said. “We don’t need another luxury apartment building, restaurant, or clothing store. At some point there has to be an investment in something more than turning a profit.” ssherman@afro.comlast_img read more

Proposed Quantum Computer Consists of Billions of Electron Spins

first_img Researchers develop optical technique for controlling electron spins in quantum dot ensembles Explore further The physical setup of the quantum computer consists of a superconducting transmission line cavity coupled to an ensemble of electron spins and a transmon Cooper pair box. The cavity dimensions allow 100 billion electron spins to be coupled to the cavity mode, which could be used to make hundreds of physical qubits. Image copyright: J.H. Wesenberg, et al. With this issue in mind, scientists have recently proposed a quantum computing scheme that uses an ensemble of about 100 billion electron spins. They show that hundreds of physical qubits can be made from these collective electron spin excitations. The researchers, Janus Wesenberg from the University of Oxford, and coauthors from Oxford, Yale University and the University of Aarhus in Denmark, have published the proposed system in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.The system can also perform qubit encoding and provide one- and two-bit gates for quantum computing. In the setup, the electron spins are coupled to a superconducting transmission line cavity. In turn, this cavity is coupled to a transmon Cooper pair box that carries out the gate operations.“A single electron spin only interacts very weakly with its environment: this makes it a good quantum memory, except that it is very hard to initialize or read out,” Wesenberg explained to PhysOrg.com. “In the ensemble register we make use of the fact that the collective interaction between an ensemble of billions of spins and a microwave cavity is greatly enhanced by the so-called superradiant effect. This makes it possible to transfer a microwave photon (carrying a qubit), from the cavity to the spin ensemble in a few tens of nanoseconds compared to a significant fraction of a second for a single spin. Once the photon has been transferred to the ensemble, it lives as an delocalized excitation. “The state of the system is a quantum superposition of each spin being excited, that is, flipped relative to the very strong magnetic field that has been applied to the system. There is an infinite number of ways in which a single excitation can be superpositioned in this way, and these can be described in terms of spin waves. By applying a magnetic gradient pulse, we can transfer an excitation that lives as one kind of spin wave to another kind of spin wave.”As Wesenberg added, the study brings up two independent new ideas. “Firstly, there is the idea to couple an ensemble of electron spins to a stripline resonator,” he said. “While this is a novel idea, it is a straightforward extension of previous work (by Peter Zoller and many others), on coupling ensembles of polar molecules, Rydberg atoms etc. to such stripline cavities. The main advantage of using electron spins is that they can simply be smeared onto the stripline substrate without any need for complex trapping arrangements. Secondly, there is the idea of using the holographic principle to address a large number of modes in the ensemble by means of a controllable magnetic gradient. This is a relatively straightforward extension of work by one of the authors (K. Mølmer), on holographic storage.”As the scientists explain in their study, one of the advantages of this setup is that a large number of spins can be controlled without requiring single spin measurement. Depending on the materials used, the system could achieve spin coherence times of up to tens of milliseconds, which could be used to build a solid-state device.“The immediate plan is to demonstrate experimentally that this works,” Wesenberg said. “First in the semi-classical setting (which is essentially electron spin resonance spectroscopy), and later in the quantum regime. Experiments to this end are underway at Yale and Oxford.”More information: J.H. Wesenberg, et al. “Quantum Computing with an Electron Spin Ensemble.” Physical Review Letters 103, 070502 (2009). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.070502Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. (PhysOrg.com) — While researchers have already demonstrated the building blocks for few-bit quantum computers, scaling these systems up to large quantum computers remains a challenge. One of the biggest problems is developing physical systems that can reliably store thousands of qubits, and enabling bits and pairs to be addressed individually for gate operations. Citation: Proposed Quantum Computer Consists of Billions of Electron Spins (2009, September 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-quantum-billions-electron.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more