Beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse-Connecticut

first_img Published on November 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse tips off its second game in Paradise Island, Bahamas at 3:30 p.m. against Connecticut on Thursday. The Huskies beat Michigan on Wednesday, 74-60.Here’s how our beat writers think Syracuse will fare against UConn in the Orange’s fifth game this season.Sam Blum (4-0)Connecticut 78, Syracuse 59SubmergedAtlantis is a land that is long considered to be lost at sea. Though Syracuse found its way through the trenches of the Battle’s first round, a matchup with No. 18 UConn will leave the Orange as isolated as the location it’s playing in. Syracuse’s big men get their first real test, and a Connecticut team that has Top-10 potential is just flat out better.Jesse Dougherty (4-0)Connecticut 68, Syracuse 59Needs more saltAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse hasn’t seen a team this quick or this talented, and the No. 18 Huskies make the Orange wish it had a few more cupcakes before facing tough opponents. SU has trouble getting inside against UConn and, in turn, Syracuse mostly takes contested 3s. The Orange doesn’t get to eat any pie this Thanksgiving, but it is offered a slice of reality. And it doesn’t taste all that good.Matt Schneidman (4-0)Syracuse 71, Connecticut 66Humble pieA UConn team coming off a convincing win over Michigan gets brought down to earth in an upset. Seven-footer Amidah Brimah and Daniel Hamilton get their share of rebounds down low, but a hot-shooting Syracuse team does enough to stretch the Huskies out and advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis finals courtesy of the deep ball. Commentslast_img read more

Lakers star LeBron James weighs in on Mavericks trading Harrison Barnes mid-game

first_imgSo let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right??? Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea. I’m not knocking who traded him because it’s a business and you have to do what you feel what’s best but I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE and not when a player wants to be traded or leaves a Franchise that he’s a selfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release , waive, cut etc etc it’s best for them! I’m ok with both honestly, truly am. Just call a ♠️ a ♠️!!A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Feb 6, 2019 at 8:43pm PSTPelicans forward Anthony Davis appeared to “like” James’ post. The star will not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded, agent Rich Paul told ESPN in late January. The Lakers have reportedly been trying to acquire him before Thursday’s deadline. Think someone just told Harrison Barnes he got traded pic.twitter.com/QlZstU2QA6— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019James, the Lakers star, discussed the mid-game trade on Instagram later Wednesday.“So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right?” James captioned a video of Barnes. “Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea. I’m not knocking who traded him because it’s a business and you have to do what you feel what’s best. Related News View this post on Instagram NBA trade rumors: Mavericks finalizing deal to send Harrison Barnes to Kings “But I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE and not when a player wants to be traded or leaves a Franchise (then) he’s a selfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release, waive, cut etc etc it’s best for them! I’m ok with both honestly, truly am.”center_img LeBron James wants the “narrative” around player movement to change.The Mavericks agreed to send forward Harrison Barnes to the Kings in the middle of their matchup against the Hornets on Wednesday. The 26-year-old forward was subbed out and remained on Dallas’ bench for a short time before heading back to the locker room after he was informed of the move. NBA trade deadline update: Anthony Davis intends to test free agency in 2020, report says LeBron James took to IG tonight to point out the hypocrisy of teams trading players vs. players requesting trades, and take a look at who liked his post: Anthony Davis. pic.twitter.com/MACLJANyaA— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 7, 2019The Kings received forwards Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph from Dallas in exchange for Barnes, who is averaging 17.8 points this season.James signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Lakers this summer. He’s tallying 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his first season in Los Angeles.last_img read more

What will the WrestleMania 35 stage look like?

first_imgWrestleMania 35 will again be the biggest event in sports entertainment and WWE always goes above and beyond to make it an incredible experience. That includes building an elaborate stage to fit the scene. This year’s event is no different and fans are very curious as always as to learn and see what the actual stage will look like at the “Showcase of the Immortals.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWith WrestleMania 35 almost here, we’re starting to get our first glimpse of how the scene looks at MetLife Stadium for Sunday’s big event. Take a look:Crews continue to build the Wrestlemania 35 stage. Official reveal is scheduled tomorrow. Thanks to Crest212 for passing these along. pic.twitter.com/sAqZRD0wuH— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) April 5, 2019Some new photos of the #WrestleMania 35 Set & Stage. They’ll obviously add more to it instead of just a giant screen. pic.twitter.com/890pFRNPUd— Angel Lopez (@xKillSwitch130x) April 5, 2019A little more of a high res photo of yesterday’s leak of the #WrestleMania stage pic.twitter.com/mZPuioPYFA— Flash Gordon (@TheArcherMW) April 4, 2019They go from WrestleMania 29 bridge stage to RAW 2.0 stage. #WresteMania pic.twitter.com/N0DiHkvNGa— Aaron🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@DareToAaron) April 5, 2019last_img read more