Potential to renovate or detonate lures bidders

first_imgThe home at 23 Westgate Ave, Springwood.A DECEASED estate generated strong interest when it went under the hammer in Springwood recently.The property at 23 Westgate Ave sold at auction for $389,000 on Saturday, November 18.Marketing agents Bruce and Kathy Baker, of REMAX Territory, said the home attracted 12 registered bidders.“The opening bid was $300,000 and bidding was quiet active,” Mr Baker said. “Buyers were attracted to the potential to renovate or redevelop the property.”Sitting on 716sq m, the lowset brick home has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a single garage.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside the home at 23 Westgate Ave, Springwood.There is also a separate lounge, kitchen and dining room.Mr Baker said about 40 parties inspected the home during the marketing campaign with most saying it needed major work or to be completely knocked down.“It’s not often properties like this become available in Springwood,” he said.Mr Baker said the Springwood market was performing well.“It’s very strong and we’re seeing both owner-occupiers and investors,” he said.“Location (is driving demand). Springwood is close to schools, transport and shopping.”last_img read more

Dawson signs new Baggies deal

first_img The 24-year-old centre back has started all six of Albion’s league matches and claimed his first goal for the club in the 4-0 win over Burnley on Sunday. Dawson’s new deal will keep him at The Hawthorns until 2017. Craig Dawson has signed a new three-year deal with West Brom. Press Associationcenter_img Albion head coach Alan Irvine said: “Obviously Craig was very unsettled when I first arrived in the summer but we as a club were never interested in selling him. “We felt he had the potential to be a top centre-back and once he got his head settled and knew he wasn’t going anywhere he started to put in very good performances. “His level of consistency has kept him in the team despite having our top international centre-backs breathing down his neck. “Getting a new contract, which he thoroughly deserves, completes a great start to the season for him and I’m really pleased for the lad.” Dawson, who can also slot in at right-back, joined the Baggies from Rochdale for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2010, although he returned to his hometown club on loan for the 2010-11 season. His Albion debut came in the League Cup the following campaign and he was selected as part of Stuart Pearce’s Team GB squad at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Having started 2012/13 at The Hawthorns, Dawson went on to spend the second half of the season on loan at Bolton – featuring for England in the Under-21 European Championship that summer. Dawson, having signed fresh terms in February 2012, was previously contracted to the club until June 2015, with a further year’s option in Albion’s favour. last_img read more

Ten Positive Covid-19 Results from Top Two Leagues in Germany

first_imgTop-flight side Cologne have had no further Covid-19 infections after three people tested positive last week.The trio are “symptom-free” but remain in quarantine for 14 days, said the club.The Bundesliga is set to become the first major football league in Europe to return to competition.Officials suggested resuming on 9 May but the government delayed the decision and a restart may now be on 16 or 23 May.Cologne said in a statement that “only players who have been tested negatively twice in succession are allowed to train and play”.The DFL added: “A second wave of tests will be carried out this week – here too there may be isolated positive test results, especially since one of the tasks of this second round is to reduce the likelihood of ‘false negative’ findings that can never be completely ruled out.”Last week, chancellor Angela Merkel said that any decision on if and when sports activities could resume would be taken on Wednesday, 6 May.The league has been suspended since mid-March because of the global coronavirus pandemic.The DFL has warned that many top-division teams will be in an “existence-threatening” financial position if play does not resume by June.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Clubs in the top two German divisions have returned 10 positive results from 1,724 coronavirus tests, the German football league announced yesterday.Clubs have been training in groups, with the tests taken before a planned return to training as teams.Measures including “the isolation of the affected person” have been taken, said the DFL.last_img read more

Gbinije struggles in 1st crack at point guard in Holy Family exhibition

first_imgMichael Gbinije is still getting accustomed to playing point guard.He didn’t run the point in high school or at Duke. Now, while Tyler Ennis sits, Gbinije will bring the ball up.Gbinije struggled in his new role Friday in No. 8 Syracuse’s 79-41 exhibition win over Division II Holy Family at the Carrier Dome. The scrimmage showcased that while Syracuse is deep at nearly every position, it’s not deep at point guard. Gbinije turned the ball over five times and looked uncomfortable breaking the press.“When they pressured us,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said, “he showed that’s where he struggles a little bit as a point guard.”Gbinije said playing point is difficult. He likes having the ball in his hands more often and facilitating for his teammates, but said the switch in positions has been tough.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textC.J. Fair said he tries to stay back with the guards to help them break the press. Holy Family pressed in spurts Friday and disrupted Gbinije’s flow at times.“It’s hard to break a press by yourself,” Fair said. “There’s a lot of new guys out there and they’re running around. It kind of puts you in a bad position.”Four of Gbinije’s turnovers came in the final 9:06, when Syracuse surrendered the ball eight times in total against Holy Family.Gbinije played 24 minutes on Friday, which tied with Fair for most on the team. He showcased his skill and multi-dimensionality, yet it was evident he simply isn’t used to playing point guard.“I think in the second half, things got a little messy,” Gbinije said, “but it’s only the first game and I think it’ll get better as the season goes on.”With one minute left in the game, Turhan Griffin deflected Gbinije’s pass and raced the other way for a layup.“He had some sloppy moments,” Boeheim said. “He’ll get through it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Syracuse tries to give back to troops in Fort Drum stay

first_img Published on August 12, 2014 at 9:55 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb FORT DRUM, N.Y. — As much as head coach Scott Shafer praises the troops at Fort Drum for how they influence his Syracuse program, the feeling is mutual.“They look up to the players,” Dave Doyle, commander of the second brigade combat team at Fort Drum, said of the troops. “Some of the players that these troops are going to eat breakfast with are going to be on the field matching skills against some of the best players in the country. They’ll remember that.The Orange is back in Fort Drum for training camp for the third year in a row, and the budding relationship indicates that the tradition won’t be ending anytime soon. Syracuse kicked off its stay at the army reservation, which is situated just Northeast of Watertown, N.Y., on Tuesday and will interact with troops on the base each day until Friday.Former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone started the trend in 2012, and his successor Shafer  — whose uncle, cousin and two grandfathers all served in the military — gladly carries it on.Some of the troops that the Orange interacted with last year were deployed to Afghanistan but have returned in time to reconnect with the players all over again.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“To me, coming from a big military family, I’m taken back when I get around you guys,” Shafer said in a press conference after his team’s practice Tuesday. “It’s just great to be part of this. I’m looking forward to meeting the new faces and new names and I hope some of those troops and players can rekindle their relationships.”SU benefits from the experience in three major ways, Shafer said.“For our guys to sit across from the troops,” Shafer said, “and understand, ‘Hey, I’m 21. He’s 21. He’s up in the mountains in Afghanistan putting it on the line for our country so I can go out and play football,’ that’s the first thing we get out of it.”The Orange also learns how to maximize its small-group leadership from the Fort Drum troops, the head coach added, but the trip is also a chance to offer something in return to the troops.“Anything that we can give back to them in some small degree — and that’s all it is, really, is a small degree — is something that we take great pride in,” Shafer said. “I think this thing is just going to blow up in the next few years and I’m excited to be a small part of that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women of Troy strive to bounce back from first loss

first_imgAfter a weeklong break following a 2-1 showing at the ITA National Team Indoor championships in Charlottesville, Va., the USC women’s tennis team will return to action today with a home matchup against San Diego State at 1:30 p.m.The Trojans are undefeated this year at Marks Stadium and will look to continue that home winning streak against the visiting Aztecs, who hold a respectable 3-2 record on the season but have yet to play away from home.Following a weekend in which the Women of Troy played matches against three ranked teams, there is an understandable concern that the squad would look past an unranked San Diego State team, especially with a rematch against the No. 7-ranked Cal Golden Bears on the horizon.USC head coach Richard Gallien, however, did not think that overlooking an opponent would be any cause for concern among his players.“Certainly we talked about that and we’ll find out,” Gallien said. “More than anything, with a week and a half off, we’re tired of practicing with each other and ready to go compete against someone else.”Following their first loss of the year in the quarterfinals of the ITA’s against No. 8 North Carolina, the Women of Troy dropped from No. 4 to No. 6 nationally. However, the USC was impressive enough two weekends ago that three members of the team rank in the top five nationally.Senior Danielle Lao jumped from No. 14 to No. 3 overall (in addition to winning Pac-12 player of the week, the third Trojan to do so this year). Meanwhile, sophomore Sabrina Santamaria found herself ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles play. She and her doubles partner, junior Kaitlyn Christian, are undefeated on the year. Santamaria and Lao enter the matchup against the Aztecs with the highest singles rankings in either of their USC careers.Santamaria’s accomplishments are especially impressive and, rather than attempting to keep the sophomore away from her press clippings, Gallien decided to let her enjoy the accomplishment a bit by showing off the rankings in his office. He insisted that he was not concerned about the possibility that the adulation would distract her.“We decided to have fun with it. It’s pretty cool to say you were No. 1 in the nation in something,” Gallien said. “I would be more worried if Sabrina wasn’t such a grounded kid, but she is.”USC will look at this matchup as a tough test before beginning Pac-12 conference play this weekend with a rematch against Cal. The Trojans won the first matchup against the Golden Bears in Charlottesville in dominating fashion, 4-1, but the Pac-12 conference is notorious for being a daunting exercise with top-notch competition every few days.Gallien himself believes that four teams in the Pac-12, including USC, are among the top six in the nation when healthy. Defending their conference title will be tough, but the Women of Troy are certainly up to the challenge.Following the match against Cal, the Women of Troy play twice more on the road — against San Diego on March 1 and UCLA on March 8.last_img read more

Current coaches not fit for big games

first_imgI don’t think Clay Helton can beat Alabama. Of course, it won’t be just Helton out there on Saturday against the Crimson Tide. It’s not a chess match between him and Nick Saban. Coaches can only do so much.But I don’t think Helton is the kind of coach who will lead USC to victory in “The Big One” anytime soon. He’ll be a perfectly good coach during his USC tenure, and a loss during the first game of his non-interim USC coaching career doesn’t necessarily entail doom for the rest of the season. Heck, the Trojans could pull off an upset against the defending national champions; I really do hope I’m wrong. Nonetheless, these aren’t the kinds of games Helton was brought in to win. Even if the spread was closer to a field goal than two touchdowns and there wasn’t quite the mismatch between his roster and Saban’s, I still wouldn’t feel the typical, invincible Arrogant Nation swagger I otherwise would while going into a heavyweight showdown. If the Trojans stick around with the Crimson Tide for the most part, but ultimately fall short of really competing for a victory, I think it will be a great indicator of what we can and can’t expect from his head coaching tenure. When Helton was officially promoted from interim to permanent football head coach last year, the move represented a call for consistency and stability after several seasons that were anything but. A dismissal on a tarmac, an emotional storm-off before a bowl game, a personal problem boiling over onto the field and plenty other twists and turns characterize the last five years of USC football better than any single victory or accomplishment. The noise surrounding those on the sideline has drowned out the actual performance of the Trojan student-athletes on the field — what the program should really be about.That’s why former athletic director Pat Haden wanted to give Helton the keys to the program. By all accounts, he was a very well-liked and respected coach at USC as a quarterbacks’ coach, offensive coordinator and interim leader on two different occasions. He was the steadiest force on staff during a uniquely tumultuous period for Hollywood’s local team. He had arguably the best chance of making the most out of USC’s potential, putting an end to all the distractions and underwhelming on-field performances. With all that being said, he still comes in as a relatively unheralded former assistant. As a player, Helton’s career numbers at Houston included one touchdown and four interceptions in 16 games. He was brought onto the USC staff from Memphis, an unremarkable program previously playing in Conference USA. This is his first head coaching job. Maybe it’s a good thing, maybe it isn’t, but Helton was not the big name hire some had hoped for and felt that a program like USC should be able to pull off. Because as much as nostalgic USC fans like me need to get away from this, as unreasonable of an expectation as it is, Helton won’t be able to escape the shadow of the man who built the program he just inherited. Helton is no Pete Carroll. It’s impossible to make any sort of analysis of a USC football head coach in recent memory without bringing up Carroll’s name. Legendary is by no means an understatement. Even if it’s an exaggeration with regards to his actual accomplishments at the helm, it certainly isn’t with regards to the mythical status Carroll still holds among lifelong Trojan fans who experienced the glory of his peak. Carroll was the king of Southern California swagger. Even though he had three different Heisman trophy winners during his tenure with USC, it was Carroll who was the star, the larger-than-life figure defining the persona of Trojan football. No one could stop USC, and there was no big game the Trojans wouldn’t win. There’s one very notable exception to that rule, arguably the biggest and most important of all the games he coached. But even when factoring in the 2005 National Championship game loss to Texas, Carroll and the Trojans put up a remarkable record in big games. His record includes two Orange Bowl wins, four Rose Bowl wins, an epic Bush Push victory in 2005 during the biggest game in the recent history of the Notre Dame rivalry, a 66-19 beatdown of UCLA in 2005 (the last time both teams played while ranked around the AP Top-10), a victory over a No. 6 Auburn team in 2003 en route to a national championship and two victories over Ohio State in 2008 and 2009, which were the last times the Trojans had big name non-conference games on the early schedule. Given that Carroll won six of seven BCS bowl games and then essentially was never beaten in the regular season by an evenly-matched regular season opponent, it’s hard not to call the Carroll era a dynasty. The downfall for Carroll, though, was that the dynasty was prone to huge upsets. It was almost never a team that could reasonably compete with the Trojans derailing their season. It was always a team the Trojans should have beaten. I still think USC had the best football team in the country in 2006, 2007 and 2008, but losses to unranked opponents in times before the four-team playoff prevented the Trojans from ever validating that in the national championship that year. That’s why this matchup against Alabama feels so similar to USC’s home-and-home with Ohio State in 2008 and 2009 or the 2003 Auburn tilt, even though the ranking disparity this year is much greater. The ’08 Trojans came in as the No. 1 team against a No. 5 Ohio State, then were ranked No. 3 against the No. 8 Buckeyes in 2009. 2003 featured a No. 8 USC vs. a No. 6 Auburn. The Trojans aren’t really coming in on the same level as No. 1 Alabama this year — the AP has USC as a legitimate underdog at No. 20. But this feels like the kind of game Pete Carroll would win. Why? Because he just would. Even with the very same roster against a defending national champion Alabama team, every single player in Carroll’s locker room would unequivocally believe that they were about to win that game, which they would then go do.   But Pete Carroll probably wouldn’t lead USC past Utah State the following week. In both ’08 and ’09, immediately after taking down top-10 Ohio State teams, the Trojans lost the following week against unranked conference opponents — at Oregon State in ’08 and at Washington in ’09.That’s the essential tradeoff between Helton and Carroll. The Trojans will win the games they are supposed to under Helton. But it will be some time before USC goes into every game expecting to win with him at the helm. Time will tell whether this style materializes into a national championship during Helton’s tenure. Win the conference enough times and appear in the College Football Playoff enough times, and Helton will hopefully break through at least once and win it all. If he can do it within the next decade, then I would put him on that same level that Carroll occupies. But that’s a long ways away. For now, USC is not really on the same level as an Alabama. Heck, Stanford and even UCLA might be the best two teams in the conference for the next couple of seasons. Helton just needs a strong start. Even if the Trojans fall short of winning on Saturday, he can still set the tone for the future of the season — and the future of the program — just by sticking around. Luke Holthouse is a senior majoring in policy, planning and development and print and digital journalism. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs on Wednesday.last_img read more

Stock watch: Lots down after Syracuse’s blowout loss to Notre Dame

first_imgTommy DeVitoAs Dungey walked to the locker room, DeVito slung a deep pass to Nykeim Johnson in the endzone. Blanketed by a defender, Johnson got his hands to the ball but couldn’t haul it in. It was about as close as SU got to the end zone all game. DeVito struggled mightily, going 14-for-31 for 105 yards and two interceptions. He was also sacked six times. Notre Dame’s defense deserves kudos for putting DeVito under constant duress, but the redshirt freshman quarterback was inaccurate throwing the ball and didn’t sense the pass rush well.Of his two interceptions, only one can be pinned fully on DeVito. Throwing deep down the right side in the second quarter, DeVito didn’t spot UND safety Alohi Gilman over the middle, and the free safety trotted over and swiped an underthrown ball. (The second interception, also picked off by Gilman, came from a Taj Harris bobble.)With Dungey out, SU needed DeVito to shine, like he did against North Carolina and Florida State. He didn’t.Wide receiversOutside of Harris’ five receptions for 78 yards, SU’s wideouts caught seven passes for 24 yards. Against a veteran Notre Dame secondary, they struggled to get open, and even when they did, drops were frequent.In the fourth quarter, Johnson came across the middle with separation from his defender. DeVito delivered the ball on time and on target. It went right through Johnson’s hands. Harris, despite his career-high outing, had a potential touchdown ripped from his hands by Julian Love in the fourth quarter and also gave up the interception. Jamal Custis caught one pass for 10 yards, Dungey’s only completion of the game. Notre Dame’s defensive backs were arguably the best unit on the field Saturday, and even when Syracuse receivers did get open, the results weren’t good. Comments NEW YORK — No. 12 Syracuse (8-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) endured a 36-3 beat down in Yankee Stadium at the hands of No. 3 Notre Dame (11-0) on Saturday afternoon. The loss ended a four-game winning streak and effectively ended most realistic hopes for a New Year’s Six bowl.In the first quarter, Eric Dungey left with what was later announced as an upper-body injury. In his stead, Tommy DeVito struggled heavily and SU’s offense never got moving to help a defense struggling to slow the Irish.Here’s whose stock is up, or down, after the thumping.Stock upClark LeaAfter getting dominated by the Irish defense for 60 minutes, all Syracuse — a team that was averaging 44.4 points per game — could do was kick a field goal in the dying seconds of Saturday’s game to avoid the shutout. In his press conference after the game, SU head coach Dino Babers offered his praise for UND defensive coordinator and former Orange assistant, Clark Lea.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Really they turned the game from chess to checkers and now guys have to make plays,” Babers said of Lea’s scheme. “There was numerous combination, passing combinations that we called, and you looked out there and everybody was covered.”Lea’s defensive gameplan was great, UND head coach Brian Kelly said, and the Irish felt confident in their scheme in the week leading up the game. After a dominating defensive performance, Lea, a first-year coordinator, deserves the praise for stifling SU’s offense.Moe Neal and Dontae StricklandWith Dungey hurting and DeVito struggling, SU turned to its ground game. Neal and Strickland toted the rock a combined 26 times for 124 total yards. Neal ran well behind SU’s zone blocking scheme in the first half, spotting lanes and cutback angles and using his speed to burst to the edge when needed. Strickland ran hard through contact, leveling one Notre Dame defender on a right-side handoff.The two also hauled in three catches for 13 yards.In a game where pretty much nothing else went right for SU, Strickland and Neal produced as well as anyone could hope for.Stock downPass rushBefore Saturday, Syracuse’s defense had produced 33 sacks through 10 games. The unit had two against the Irish.Kelly said postgame that defensive ends Kendall Coleman and Alton Robinson were of particular concern, and the Irish placed a big emphasis on blocking them throughout the week. Neither recorded a sack. “I thought we blocked two very good ends,” Kelly said. “Coleman and Robinson are really good defensive ends. I thought we did a pretty good job blocking those guys.”Both times SU got to quarterback Ian Book, it was because he spent too much time in the pocket. Published on November 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse wide receiver Cameron Jordan leaves program

first_img Published on July 27, 2020 at 2:32 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Wide receiver Cameron Jordan has left the Syracuse football program, SU Athletics confirmed to Syracuse.com and 247sports. The program did not give a reason for his departure. The redshirt junior was left off the updated roster that SU released Monday. With the program’s loss of Trishton Jackson and Sean Riley — Jackson a year early to the NFL and Riley to graduation — Jordan was primed to compete for a starting job. He caught three balls for 20 yards in his first two years, but was listed atop the Orange’s depth chart for outside receiver in March. Syracuse this season returns wide receivers Taj Harris, Anthony Queeley, Russell Thompson-Bishop, Ed Hendrix, Sharod Johnson, Nykeim Johnson and Courtney Jackson. Harris and Johnson were listed as the two other starters in the spring and have the most yards and receptions.Hendrix, a redshirt sophomore, was listed as the second string to Jordan in March’s version of the depth chart. He’s yet to appear in a game for the Orange after missing his first two seasons recovering from separate knee injuries. In his senior year of high school, Hendrix totaled 27 receptions for 585 yards and 14 touchdowns for H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.). AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is positioned to enter training camp as early as Aug. 6. The Orange entered phase three of their summer workouts in late July, now operating as cohesive offensive and defensive units, and held their first walkthrough last Thursday. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

CSL Turn To Foreign Referees For Weekend’s Games

first_imgChinese Super League (CSL) officials have turned to foreign referees to take charge of league matches this weekend in response to recent controversies.Jonas Eriksson of Sweden will officiate the league match between Tianjin Quanjian and Shandong Luneng while French referee Tony Chapron will be in charge of the game between Shanghai Shenhua and Tianjin Teda.Video referees are also set to be introduced soon in the CSL on a trial basis.The introduction of foreign referees was conveyed in a statement from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). It read: “To improve the abilities of referees is a main part of the Chinese FA’s job.“Inviting high-level foreign referees will help further improve referee accuracy in key matches and provide domestic referees with opportunities for learning and exchange.”CFA vice president Zhang Jian had earlier admitted in August that “there were rather big controversies with the referees’ decisions in some games”.RelatedMarcelo Lippi Returns as China Coach Four Months after QuittingMay 24, 2019In “Competition”VAR: English Premier League Referees To Make More Use Of Pitchside MonitorsNovember 10, 2019In “England”Four Soccer Referees Banned In Malawi For ThisSeptember 27, 2017In “Africa”last_img read more