Salt Lake Stallions Unveil New Uniforms, Draft Quarterback

first_imgNovember 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Salt Lake Stallions Unveil New Uniforms, Draft Quarterback FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWEST JORDAN, Utah-Tuesday, the Salt Lake Stallions unveiled their new uniforms and drafted their first quarterback during a watch party at the ‘Bout Time Pub & Grub of West Jordan.The historic draft saw the Stallions select Josh Woodrum of Liberty in the first round of the Alliance of American Football’s “Protect or Pick” quarterback draft.During this draft, which originated out of Las Vegas, the Stallions had the option to protect one of the quarterbacks alloted to their roster or take a chance and pick an unprotected quarterback.The Stallions took the pick option and landed the undrafted Woodrum, who has most recently been with the Baltimore Ravens.Woodrum, a 6-3 228-pound signal-caller, is Liberty’s all-time record holder in passing yards (10,266), completions (833), total offense (10,960 yards) and touchdowns responsible for (77).The Stallions have also selected sky blue, royal blue and silver as their colors. The jerseys are designed by Starter and are largely silver, featuring royal blue jersey numbers outlined in sky blue and with sky blue along the collar and on the short sleeves.The pants are sky blue, featuring a royal blue stripe along the side.The Stallions’ season commences February 10 opens with a road game against the Arizona Hotshots. Written by Tags: Aliance of American Football/Arizona Hotshots/Baltimore Ravens/Josh Woodrum/Liberty/Protect or Pick/Salt Lake Stallions Brad Jameslast_img read more

Simona Halep stages another Dubai comeback to reach semis

first_imgDUBAI: Top seed Simona Halep had to come from behind for a second straight day on Thursday, overhauling Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Dubai Championships semi-finals.Halep, who had saved a match point in knocking out Ons Jabeur 24 hours earlier, said she had to pick up her pace after losing the first set.”Everything was a little bit fast, too powerful. When I got the rhythm, it was much easier for me to feel the game,” said the world number two. “I played quicker in the second and third set. She didn’t have time to hit the ball. I think that was the key of the match. It’s good to have tough matches. I’m here to give everything I have to win every match I play. I’m happy with these matches.”The Romanian star will face Jennifer Brady on Friday for a place in the final.US qualifier Brady, who beat third seed Elina Svitolina in the first round, booked her last-four spot by dispatching ninth seed Garbine Muguruza, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4.Elena Rybakina claimed a season-leading 18th victory with a 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 win over second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.The Kazakh winner has been on a tear in 2020, winning the Hobart trophy and playing finals in Shenzhen and last weekend in St Petersburg.Rybakina will Friday face Petra Martic after the Croatian eighth seed defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 7-6 (7/4), 6-1.As she had on Wednesday, when playing Tunisian wildcard Jabeur, Halep had to fight her way out of a deficit after losing the opening set. The 2015 Dubai champion lifted her game to win the second set and ran off to a 4-1 lead in the final set before finishing off the night three games later.Victory avenged the loss Halep suffered against Sabalenka last month in Adelaide.Brady, who ranks just outside the Top 50, has stunned herself with her form this week.”I was able to find a way, I wasn’t feeling my best,” she said after seeing off Muguruza. “Maybe I didn’t play my best tennis, but I stayed in there, competed and came out on top.”Brady recovered from a set down against the two-time Grand Slam winner from Spain, winning the second set by breaking her opponent’s last two serves.She finished off the upset a set later on a second match point. AgenciesAlso Read: Simona Halep downs Jabeur to enter quartersAlso Watch: Oil India Ltd (OIL) confers Shikshya Ratna Puraskar 2019 to Teachers in Duliajanlast_img read more

Santita Ebangwese plays women’s soccer after 4 years with Syracuse volleyball

first_imgSantita Ebangwese moved her body to the rhythm of stadium music in SU Soccer Stadium as Syracuse women’s soccer warmed up for its 2019 season-opener. Teammates around her laughed and joined in.During her four-year volleyball career, Ebangwese would dance with Jalissa Trotter and Christina Oyawale as part of their pregame tradition. Ebangwese’s family is from Cameroon and Oyawale is from Nigeria. When a good beat came on, everyone was encouraged to pay homage to their culture, Oyawale said. A couple times during last season, the trio was even able to get volleyball head coach Leonid Yelin, typically stoic on the sideline, to dance along.Before Ebangwese brought her dance moves to the soccer team, SU hadn’t won a game in nearly a year, spanning from Sept. 2, 2018 to Aug. 29, 2019. She was brought in by first-year head coach Nicky Adams to bring positive energy and a new voice to a failing program. Syracuse went on to beat Colgate that day. Then, defeated Siena four days later.“Santita is Ms. Syracuse, right?” Adams said. “She does well on the court, on the field, and then academically, so I’ve asked her to mentor our young kids … she’s been able to mentor them and keep them in the right lanes.”Last year at this time, “Ms. Syracuse” was on the volleyball court, leading SU to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. Ebangwese’s accolades on the court include two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team accolades and a 2018 American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) All-American Honorable Mention.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGraduate student Santita Ebangwese traps the ball in the match against Fordham University. Elizabeth Billman | Asst. Photo EditorWith one year of NCAA eligibility left and knowing she would be at Syracuse completing a master’s in biomedical engineering, Ebangwese thought “why not?” Soccer was the first sport she played before pursuing volleyball and basketball instead in high school, and when she heard Adams would take over the Orange’s program, she reached out. She’s listed as a backup goalkeeper, but on an injury-riddled SU (2-7-2, 0-3-1 Atlantic Coast) team, Ebangwese has played in four games this year as a striker.“Volleyball I remember I used to be everything,” Ebangwese said. “I understand the game, I understand the IQ, I understand touches, what needs to be happening, when. That is the uncomfortableness of soccer, but hey, I’m here to have fun and just be whatever they need me to be.”Adams gave Ebangwese a two-week tryout with the team in the spring even though she hadn’t played the sport in eight years — since middle school. Ebangwese said her body remembered more than her mind did when it came to juggling techniques and dribbling. In practices and game, there are moments of hesitation before passing which become turnovers because of wrong decisions. Regaining field awareness has been the toughest part, she added.But Ebangwese quickly regained her touch and adapted to her second collegiate sport, and Adams said she thought the graduate student could add depth, especially given the number of injuries SU suffered last year.“I was just like, ‘How can I help you? What do you need me to do?’” Ebangwese initially said to Adams.Kevin Camelo | Co-Digital EditorAfter she made the team, Ebangwese had to revamp her training to get ready for the fitness tests at the start of the season. She hadn’t worked on “true cardio” for four years, she said. Instead of training for jumping and explosiveness for volleyball, she now had to focus on running and agility. Ebangwese had to work on short sprints and more long distance running to be able to stay on the field as a forward.The work Ebangwese put in to succeed in the fitness tests inspired the rest of the team, redshirt sophomore Kailee Coonan said. That’s been a constant praise for Ebangwese going back to her volleyball career.“She was one of those kids doing two-a-days when nobody knew she was doing it,” assistant volleyball coach Derryk Williams said.She’s relearned most of her technique but still reverts back to how she played volleyball at times, especially when going up for headers. It’s a three-step move in volleyball which she still uses, Ebangwese said. Two steps, one with each foot. Then, she plants both feet back down, one at a time, before exploding up.Ebangwese’s impact comes mostly off the field as a role model in the locker room. Yelin called Ebengwese “everything a coach would like to have.” When Oyawale was dealing with personal issues her sophomore year, Ebangwese helped without being asked to. She cooked for Oyawale, kept her company and made jokes to cheer her up.It’s the type of locker-room presence Adams and the rebuilding Syracuse program needs.“Her values on and off whatever it is, the court or the field,” Adams said. “I thought they were, as a head coach at a Syracuse program trying to rebrand the image of this program, something that I thought would be valuable in the locker room for us.” Comments Published on October 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Florida COVID Tests are Surging, Deaths are not

first_imgThe surge in positive test results for coronavirus cases  is surging as nearly one out of every 100 Americans has tested positive for Covid-19.However, at least in Florida, the death rate is no where near that of New York or California.Twelve deaths were announced in Palm Beach County and seven in Miami-Dade County from COVID-19 Statewide, 45 deaths were announced yesterday.Florida reported more than 15-thousand positive test cases,  pushing its total to just under 270-thousand cases since the outbreak began.  That was just one day after Walt Disney World in Orlando opened to the public Saturday for the first time in nearly four months.Despite the increase in testing and positive results, Florida has just over 4000 deaths total compared with New York’s 32,000, eight times Florida’s death toll.See death stats here:New York 32,029California 7,042Florida 4,241Texas 8,196New Jersey 15,525Many South Florida school districts will announce Wednesday whether they will allow students to return to class or if they must continue to learn on line at home.last_img read more

90-year-old cycling champ fails doping test, loses crown

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES In light of the other test, Grove lost only his results from the day of his positive test. /cbb Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carl Grove, a 90-year-old American cyclist, has been stripped of his age-group title and world record from the US Masters Track Championships after failing a doping test due to a food supplement he was taking. AFPCarl Grove, a 90-year-old American cyclist, has been stripped of his age-group title and world record from the US Masters Track Championships after failing a doping test.The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) issued a public warning Friday to Grove for a violation they said likely came from consuming meat contaminated with a banned substance.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dream the impossible No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Grove had won the 90-94 age group individual pursuit crown in a world record 3mins 6.129secs last July 11 at Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. He was the lone competitor in his age group.The resident of the small town of Bristol, Indiana, about 120 miles east of Chicago, tested positive for epitrenbolone, a metabolite of the prohibited substance trenbolone in a urine sample taken after his run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGrove provided USADA with information the doping watchdogs said led them to find that “the source of his positive test was more likely than not caused by contaminated meat consumed the evening before competing.”Grove had passed a doping test after competing the day before even though USADA later found a supplement he was using before the competition date had the presence of the banned substance clomiphene, although it was not listed in the ingredients. View comments MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more