Top six stop-hunger foods

first_imgHealthLifestyle Top six stop-hunger foods by: – August 15, 2012 15 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: simplyrecipies.comHow full did you feel after your last meal? Did you get a sense of sustained satisfaction or did you find that hunger pangs got you reaching for a snack just a little while later? The good news is there are certain food stuffs that have qualities that rate high on the immediate satisfaction scale (or satiety index) so, they make you feel fuller quicker, and keep you feeling that way a little while longer too.The key with this is to eat things that make you feel full — and feel full on fewer calories — then you eat less, particularly in between meals. So, to help you to do just that here’s our six best foods to keep you feeling fuller for longer.PopcornIf you are looking for a mindless munch to satisfy that hand-to-mouth craving then popcorn is one of the best snacking options available. First off, popcorn has the benefit of being a wholegrain food which means it contains more filling fibre than many other snack alternatives. Secondly it fills you up due to its volume — a 25g (0.9oz) serving of popcorn will fill a much bigger bowl compared the same weight in chips — plus there’s less fat too. Make sure you don’t go for the butter, oil, toffee or salt varieties though; plain, air-popped popcorn seasoned with a smidge of KN pepper can give you a great fill-up snack fix.ApplesPhoto credit: earthtimes.orgApples are a great food to keep hunger at bay due the fact that they are full of fibre. Studies have also suggested that they can make a good pre-meal snack; research has shown that eating an apple 20 minutes prior to a eating a meal reduced the amount of food that was consumed at that meal. So, including an apple for your daily snack will not only contribute to one of your daily recommended fruit or veggie portions (you should be aiming for at least five a day) but the fibre will fill up your stomach and should keep those hunger pangs at bay.OrangesOranges are another super-fruit when it comes to the satiety index and are almost twice as filling as bananas for the same amount of calories. This is thought to be down to the fluid content, fluid content plays a big part when it comes to helping you feel full. Oranges are 86 per cent water, and research shows that foods with high water content can help to improve our satiety because it increases the portion size without adding calories. Choose a whole orange rather than orange juice; it contains more fibre which also helps achieve that ‘I’m full’ feeling.EggsPhoto credit: thekitchn.comOkay eggs aren’t as low in calories compared to some of the other food we’ve mentioned so far, but due to the fact that they are great source of protein they definitely deserve a mention in this stop-hunger food list. You see, foods high in protein will keep you full longer. Plus eggs have other benefits too; they contain all the essential amino acids in the exact proportions required by the body for optimum growth and maintenance of lean, metabolically active muscle tissue. Keep intake in check though — one a day is a good rule.SoupStarting a meal with a hearty soup is a great fill-up strategy and there’s plenty of good research that suggests eating soup before a meal improves satiety, so you eat less and take in fewer calories as a result. You need to be careful on your soup selection though, best case scenario is a homemade soup so you have control over the ingredients and you can even include other stop-hunger foods to the soup as well (for example potatoes, lentils or beans). If you do need to go for a premade soup of the packet or canned variety, make sure you check out the nutritional information — particularly quantities of salt, calories and fat.Real Buzzlast_img read more

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Diva calls the tune at the Curragh

first_imgRyan Moore and Sir Michael Stoute teamed up for the second year in a row to land the Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh with Mango Diva. But Moore is never in a mood to be denied and the 9-2 chance overhauled David Wachman’s filly in the nine-furlong Group Three. My Titania was half a length back in third. James Savage, Stoute’s travelling head lad, said: “We were glad there wasn’t much rain last night, she’s a good-moving filly and wants top of the ground. “I was praying for it to stop but in the end it just made it nice ground. “She’s progressive and forward moving and while that could be her trip, she will stay 10. She just gets caught on her head a bit over a mile. “The boss and the owner will look for her next race, but she might follow the Dank route.” After Dank took this before success overseas last year, similar targets may lie ahead for Mango Diva after she got up in the final stride of the Group Two. Lahinch Classics made a bold bid and appeared to have done enough to cling on having seen off Odeliz and the slightly disappointing My Titania. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Ainippe takes minor honours

first_imgAinippe was unlucky not to finish closer than third in the William Hill Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr. Ann Duffield’s 25-1 chance nipped through on the stands rail to snatch victory from Parsley close home. Winning jockey Graham Lee said: “I got on to the fence and it was just a case of riding her for luck.” Duffield said: “This filly has done nothing wrong. She’s won two races and deserves her rating of 90. I’m glad she’s justified our faith from day one and has managed to win a Group Three.” The Ger Lyons-trained filly lost her unbeaten record in the Flying Childers last week, but was still sent off the 3-1 favourite for this Group Three event. Having settled towards the rear, she was blocked for a run when making her challenge and got going again too late to finish just over two lengths behind the winner Dark Reckoning. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: Union player test positive, first in MLS

first_imgThe Latest: Union player test positive, first in MLS All major sporting events in Russia are currently suspended.___The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “handover ceremony”on Wednesday at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima.The public will have limited access to view the flame, and organizers hope to limit the crowd size because of restrictions in place for the coronavirus. Serie A has been suspended since March 9 and at least 15 players in the top Italian league have tested positive for COVID-19.___Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is worried about the places currently hardest-hit by the pandemic, and especially worried about the places that haven’t been hit yet.Ujiri told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that he’s been in contact with some leaders in Africa, plus has spoken with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his talks with other African heads of state about their level of preparation for the new coronavirus .“I think a lot of leaders are ahead of it, and the ones that aren’t are starting to pay attention because this is an unknown, this is an unseen enemy, and we have to really, really pay attention,” Ujiri said. ___Professional athletes in Italy have been banned from training inside sports facilities in the country through April 13.The measure was included when Italy’s Premier Giuseppe Conte extended a nationwide lockdown for another 10 days because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The lockdown had been set to expire on Friday, and Serie A contender Lazio was among the clubs intending to resume training on Saturday, albeit in small groups.Previously, professional athletes and those training for the Tokyo Olympics had not been banned from training at facilities. But now, with the Tokyo Olympic Games postponed to 2021 and the virus still a major threat, all athletes are only allowed to train in their homes or the immediate vicinity. MLS suspended all league and team activities March 12. The Union said no other club players or staff would be tested because the case fell beyond the 14-day window of possible interaction with the player.A member of the Seattle Sounders’ support staff and a sporting department employee at New York City FC previously tested positive for the virus.___Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward is lending a financial hand to 21 people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.Through his foundation, Make Them Know Your Name, Ward will pay a major expense for 21 service workers and small business owners to help offset the a big economic blow suffered by the shutdown. Ward wears No. 21. The PFL has showcased and launched the careers of several MMA stars, including Justin Gaethje, David Branch, Jon Fitch, Marlon Moraes and current featherweight champion Lance Palmer. Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison is its current lightweight champion.___The recruiting dead period has been extended in all NCAA Division I and II sports through May 31. Recruiting was shut down on March 13, not long after the cancellation of all winter and spring sports because of the new coronavirus outbreak. The original suspension was through April 15. The latest decision by the Division I Council Coordinator Committee essentially wipes out spring recruiting for this academic year. A dead period prohibits in-person visits by recruits and coaches, but electronic communication is still permissible. The decision was made in a conference call with officials from the 55 UEFA member federations.UEFA says “all other UEFA competition matches, including the centralized international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.”___A German soccer club is raising funds amid the coronavirus pandemic by selling tickets for a fictional game.Third-division club Uerdingen hopes to virtually sell out its 34,500-capacity Grotenburg Stadium in Krefeld with the offer of souvenir tickets for fans. The R&A is postponing three amateur golf championships scheduled for June, including the Curtis Cup.The Curtis Cup was to be played June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. The R&A and USGA say the matches for female amateurs from the U.S. against a team from Britain and Ireland will move to 2021. The dates were not decided.The R&A says the British Amateur and the British Women’s Amateur will move from June to August, but that depends on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.K.The British Amateur had been scheduled for June 15-20 at Royal Birkdale. The British Women’s Amateur was to be played June 23-27 at Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland.The Curtis Cup captains, Sarah Ingram of the U.S. and Elaine Ratcliffe for GB&I, will remain for the 2021 matches. The teams had not been decided. Players were to have been selected later this month. The Professional Fighters League has put its season on hold indefinitely due to the new coronavirus pandemic.The mixed martial arts promotion was expected to begin competition in May. CEO Peter Murray said the PFL made the decision to safeguard its fighters’ health.“We are adjusting our plan for the rest of this year and look forward to starting our next season as soon as it is feasible,” Murray said. “We are committed to continuing to evolve and grow the sport of MMA.”The PFL was known as the World Series of Fighting until 2017. Its competition format includes a regular season, a postseason and a championship event, making it unique in MMA.The promotion hadn’t announced a definite schedule for 2020 but has typically begun its seasons in late spring. Last year, the promotion staged six regular season events, three playoff events and a championship event on New Year’s Eve. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 20 and the torch relay was to have started last week from Fukushima. The flame has remained in the prefecture with Wednesday’s event merely ceremonial.The Fukushima prefecture is the region of Japan that was devastated in 2011 by an earthquake, tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors.Olympic officials have postponed the Tokyo Games until next year with the opening now set for July 23, 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The team announced the update Wednesday but did not specify if the people affected were players, coaches or staff. The Senators previously had two players test positive. The four additional people who tested positive were all on the team’s March road trip to California. The team said everyone on that trip self-isolated upon return March 13 and that all six members of the organization who got the novel coronavirus have recovered.___The Critérium du Dauphiné cycling race, one of the key warm-ups for the Tour de France, has been postponed.The race had been scheduled for May 31-June 7 in southeastern France. Those who have signed up for the Boston Athletic Association 5K the Saturday before the marathon can also get a refund.More than 30,000 runners had signed up for the world’s most prestigious 26.2-mile run, which had been scheduled for April 18. It costs $205 for Americans and $255 for international residents.___Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says the four players who tested positive for the new coronavirus have completed their two weeks of isolation and are now symptom-free.The Nets announced on March 17 that four players had tested positive, with Kevin Durant telling The Athletic he was among them. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season.The Union did not identify the player. He reported mild symptoms. INSEP and other sporting establishments in France will also receive sick people who are no longer in serious condition but need their health monitored in an effort to free up hospital beds.INSEP will receive about 100 people from homeless shelters.Also, 69 rooms at INSEP are at the disposal of France Horizon, which helps families, homeless people, migrants, refugees and people who are isolated.French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says “the only way through this crisis is to stay united.”___center_img MLB played in Europe for the first time last June when the New York Yankees swept a pair of games from the Boston Red Sox in London.___UEFA has postponed the Euro 2020 playoffs for the second time because of the coronavirus pandemic.The games were originally scheduled for March 26-31 and have now lost their June 4-9 dates.The playoffs will decide the last four places in the 24-nation lineup for the postponed European Championship. Ujiri is of Nigerian descent and founded Giants of Africa, a group that organizes camps and other events to use basketball as a way to promote education and growth for children on the continent. He says he’s unsure yet if his programs will go on this summer as planned.“We’re just concerned about people, about health, about listening to what the directions are going to be moving forward,” Ujiri said.When it comes to the NBA season, Ujiri said he’s hopeful play can resume. The Raptors won their first NBA title last season.___The NHL’s Ottawa Senators say four more members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. ___A hockey team and a soccer club in Russia face being removed from their leagues after government financial support was diverted to fight the coronavirus.The sports ministry in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai says it sees no point in funding player contracts for another season if it’s not clear when competitions will resume. It wants the Admiral Vladivostok hockey club to drop out of the Kontinental Hockey League and the Luch Vladivostok soccer team to drop down two divisions into the amateur leagues.The ministry says regional funding earmarked for professional sports will instead go into an anti-coronavirus fund.Many Russian sports team rely heavily on regional governments and state-owned companies for much of their funding. Primorsky Krai is the first region to impose such drastic cuts. The last time Wimbledon was called off was 1945.___Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum send to MLB employees. MLB said on March 19 that it had scrapped series in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel has purchased 5,000 personal protective equipment masks to be distributed to local hospitals dealing with shortages as a result of the new coronavirus.Eichel purchased the masks from Bauer Hockey, which has shifted its production from making sports equipment during the pandemic.Eichel says he is thankful to the medical professionals “on the front lines taking care of our community.” Eichel’s mother is a nurse at Boston Medical Center, though she recently took time off to care for her husband, who is recovering from shoulder replacement surgery.Eichel has a sponsorship deal with Bauer.___ April 1, 2020 Marks said during a conference call Wednesday that all have now been cleared, along with the team’s entire traveling party. He said all are still practicing social distancing.Brooklyn’s most recent game was March 10 in Los Angeles. All Nets players were then tested, and the team said one player showed symptoms and the other three were asymptomatic.___France’s national institute of sport is helping with the needs of caregivers and homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic.The Paris-based INSEP will lodge nursing staff coming far from their homes to assist medical teams in the city. Tickets start at 5 euros ($5.46) and go all the way to 19.05 euros ($20.80) for VIP tickets. The club says “panic buying for friends and family is definitely allowed.”It’s the only time that Uerdingen will sell tickets for the Grotenburg Stadium this season. Its home arena is being rebuilt so the club has been playing home matches at the ground of nearby Fortuna Düsseldorf.Uerdingen was one of the powerhouses of German soccer in the 1980s with a best finish of third place in the Bundesliga and a run to the semifinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1986. More recently it has dropped as low as the sixth division.The club hasn’t played a game since March 8 because of the virus outbreak.___ Associated Press Race organizer Amaury Sport Organization said it still hopes to reschedule the event for later in the year.ASO also owns the Tour de France, which is scheduled to start on June 27 from Nice. No decision has been made on whether to postpone or reschedule the Tour.___The Boston Marathon is offering refunds for the first time because of the new coronavirus pandemic.Race organizers say anyone who was entered in the 124th edition of the race this month can still run on the rescheduled date, Sept. 14. But if they can’t make it, they can have their money back. Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020.Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and the European soccer championship. “Whether that’s rent or mortgage or just groceries for your family, I want someone to breathe a little easier knowing it’s taken care of this month,” Ward said.Ward and others will review applications and stories submitted through his foundation’s website (www.MTKYN.org)“It’s important to me that people know they’re not alone in this,” said Ward, selected by the Browns with the No. 4 pick in 2018 out of Ohio State. “We’re all in this together. That’s the Ohio way.— Tom Withers reporting from Cleveland.___last_img read more

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ICC to receive complaint alleging government interference in South African cricket

first_imgTHE International Cricket Council (ICC) has been sent a complaint over alleged government interference in South African cricket, after Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed it will adopt an affirmative-action policy in appointing consultants. The grievance was sent by the South African Institute for Race Relations (IRR), a 91-year-old research and policy organisation, and includes six proposals for cricket in the country, among them removing racial quotas from the national team and CSA management entirely.The ICC has not yet received the letter from the IRR.While the IRR recognises that “the legacy of apartheid casts a long shadow” over sport in South Africa, it has accused CSA of “years of mismanagement and political and governmental interference,” which it claims has caused South Africa to stray from the values of the ICC.The IRR’s letter lists those values as fairness and integrity, excellence, accountability, teamwork, respect for diversity and commitment to the global game and its great spirit.“Fairness has given way to ideological agendas, integrity to political opportunism and manipulation,” the letter reads. “Excellence has been compromised by placing sporting achievement second to political decision-making.A lack of accountability has meant allegations of malfeasance have remained unaddressed, while allowing these problems to escalate to a point where blatant racism is now CSA policy, putting paid to any ambition to respect diversity. Cumulatively, these failures have diminished the spirit of the game of cricket and tarnished the image of the sport.”The letter further asserts that CSA has transgressed against the ICC’s Anti-Discrimination Policy for International Cricket, and made reference to the ban slapped on South Africa during the Apartheid era for its racially discriminatory selection criteria. Under white minority rule, which ended in 1994, South Africa’s national teams only included white-classified players and only played against other white players.The most high-profile example of this was Prime Minister John Vorster’s opposition to Basil d’Oliveira (a coloured South African player who qualified for England) travelling to play in South Africa.The incident played a major part in South Africa’s isolation from international sport, which ran from 1970 to 1991. The IRR warned that a similar fate could meet South Africa now. “The increasingly worrying actions of CSA once again risk turning South Africa into a racial pariah,” the letter said.While the ICC’s constitution forbids government interference, how the interference is interpreted and members are sanctioned is not so straightforward. Zimbabwe were suspended most recently for government interference, for instance.But the presence of the head of state as the board patron has never been a problem in Pakistan, where currently Imran Khan, the former captain and now Prime Minister, has effectively had the domestic cricket structure overhauled. The BCCI, meanwhile, has admitted India will only play Pakistan if the Indian government grants them permission.In South Africa’s case, the racial composition of teams has always been dictated to, in part, by government policy. In the Apartheid era, the national team was all-white and William Milton, who was South Africa’s second Test captain and head of the prime minister’s office, blocked Krom Hendricks from playing.Post-readmission, a quota system was introduced in 1999, which required the national team to field four players of colour in an XI. Over the years, that system has been modified and now domestic teams must include a minimum of six players of colour including three black Africans every time they take the field while the national teams must field six players of colour with a minimum of two black African players on average over the course of a season.Despite CSA meeting those targets, it has come under fire in recent months from the sports minister Nathi Mthethwa who was unhappy with the number of white men in positions of power. In December, CSA suspended former CEO Thabang Moreo, who is black African, and appointed Jacques Faul, who is white, in acting capacity (Faul has since resigned and has been replaced by Kugandrie Govender, a woman of Indian heritage) and hired Graeme Smith as director of cricket.Smith appointed Mark Boucher as head coach of the men’s national team and Enoch Nkwe, a black African who had been the interim team director, as Boucher’s assistant. He also roped in Jacques Kallis and Paul Harris (both white) as temporary consultants for the season, while giving Charl Langeveldt and Justin Ontong (both coloured) permanent positions as bowling and fielding coach respectively.The presence of Boucher and Kallis was perceived as the reunification of the clique that the former opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs once said ran the national team and has prompted widespread criticism from former players of colour in light of the Black Lives Movement that has swept through South African cricket.Earlier this week, CSA resolved to apply a policy of preferring candidates of colour for consulting roles and while Govender said the new approach is not set in stone, the IRR has labelled CSA’s actions as “damaging to the core pursuit of the ICC.”The IRR has called for an end to racial quotas and called on the government to fund and secure sporting infrastructure in public schools, on the private sector and communities to assist in grassroots development, and asked that “the powers of politicians and government officials at national and provincial levels to interfere at sport at all levels be drastically reduced, and have government focus on providing funding on bases of merit and sporting achievement.”CSA will continue to consult with the sports ministry as it seeks to reschedule its AGM, which was postponed from yesterday.last_img read more

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Badgers look to carry momentum from Gopher upset

first_imgAfter winning the last two home games — the most recent a 67-61 upset over No. 17 Minnesota — the Wisconsin women’s basketball team is feeling pretty good about itself.For a team that has struggled immensely throughout the entire season, the recent success has been great for the team morale.However, head coach Lisa Stone insists nothing has changed in her game plan and strategy.”You just stay the course,” Stone said. “If you try to reinvent the wheel at this time of year, you’re going to get a flat tire. I’m very proud of our players for the fact that they’re staying with it.”Practices have been business as usual with preparation for games,” she added. “Maybe a couple of different drills. You want to keep things fresh, but as far as changing things, we haven’t done that.”The real change has come from the team itself.In the last two weeks or so, the Badgers have come together and simply clicked.”I think over the last two weeks we’ve really put some things together,” Stone said. “Practices have been very focused. The kids are smiling, happy and working hard.”Also, the team has showed great composure in tight situations.No longer is the team blowing leads in the final minutes with turnovers and costly fouls, as they have learned from their mistakes over the year.”Our composure down the stretch has broke through,” Stone said. “We broke through that barrier that we have been looking for. Our whole goal is to get better every day and we have, and [the Minnesota game] is proof.”Hopefully, that breakthrough that we have been looking for for quite some time will give us some momentum that we need going into the Big Ten tournament,” she added.The biggest difference in Stone’s opinion, though, is that the players finally understand their roles on the team.Jordan Wilson has emerged as a solid starter, contributing a great amount of hustle and hard rebounds Wisconsin has been missing up front.Also, Danielle Ward continues to improve in just her sophomore year and has worked her way into the starting lineup.”People are understanding their roles,” Stone said. “Jolene (Anderson) and Janese (Banks) have to do a lot, obviously, but I can’t say enough about our players and their understanding of their roles right now.”While the whole team has emerged during the Badgers’ recent run, Ashley Josephson has been the most noticeable improvement in the team’s play.”Ashley’s our best shooter and she’s one of the school’s history-best shooters,” Stone said. “When she’s on, it helps us, obviously, because she’s a perimeter threat, and also it always helps us to have driving lanes because we can put her on the perimeter and have Janese, Jolene or any of our guards penetrate right at their defender.”Even though she is a streaky shooter at times, Stone still wants her out behind the 3-point line, taking the shots she always has been.”Ashley has, even back to the Penn State game, a slow start in the first half, but stays with it,” Stone said. “She’s a shooter. She needs to catch and shoot. I think her confidence is built up.”Senior Night: Next Sunday’s game at the Kohl Center against Purdue will not only be the Badgers’ last game of the season, but also the last for seniors Kjersten Bakke, Ashley Josephson, Annie Nelson, and Jordan Wilson — all of whom have been in Madison even longer than Stone.With it being an emotional time for them all, Stone is planning on commemorating the senior quartet by putting them all in the starting lineup Sunday, with Bakke playing small forward and the fifth starter yet to be determined in practice.However, Stone believes the team’s recent success has been an even bigger honor for them.”I was touched by Josephson’s emotion after the [Minnesota] game,” Stone said. “She fought back tears because we have not felt that type of experience that we had. I’m happy for them. I’m just so pleased for our seniors that they’re tasting some success and hopefully feel that they have an input of where this program wants to go.”last_img read more

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Boeheim remembers relationship with late, longtime college coach Tarkanian

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 12, 2015 at 3:34 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Jim Boeheim jokingly said he forgot the first time he faced Jerry Tarkanian.“I think they beat the crap out of us, as I remember,” he said. “… If we lose, I don’t remember.”Boeheim was working his last year as an assistant coach for Syracuse when the Orangemen lost to Tarkanian’s UNLV team, 105-83 on Dec. 5, 1975. After SU’s (16-8, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) 70-56 win over Boston College (9-14, 1-10) on Wednesday night, Boeheim remembered his Hall of Fame coach and longtime friend, who died on Wednesday at the age of 84.Boeheim said he didn’t think he ever faced Tarkanian as a head coach — and he was right — but he still had plenty of tributes to pay to the late 30-year college coach.“One of the very best,” Boeheim said of Tarkanian. “Probably the best pressure defensive coach that I’ve ever seen. His teams came after you, they went after you. Hard as any team in the country. His numbers are spectacular.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTarkanian coached UNLV from 1973-92 after leading Long Beach State for five seasons and later coached Fresno State from 1995-02. He won 729 Division I games as a head coach — 14th all-time — and is famous for the Running Rebels’ full-game, full-court press, known as “40 Minutes of Hell.”But Boeheim remembered the man known as “Tark the Shark” as a humble man.“Every time I saw Jerry Tarkanian at the end of the season (he’d say), ‘You guys are unbelievable, I can’t believe—’” Boeheim said. “His team was 32-2. We would be 24-10. ‘I can’t believe you do that.’ He would do that. He did that almost every time I’d see him. People are different than their personas that the media cultivates.”Both Boeheim and Tarkanian played themselves in the 1994 movie “Blue Chips.” Boeheim joked that he had a longer line because Tarkanian couldn’t remember his own.But when Boeheim was done joking, he placed the former UNLV head coach among the game’s all-time best.“He was a great guy, he really was a great guy and he really was a great basketball coach,” Boeheim said. “In my estimation, he’s up there with a lot of guys that everybody puts up there.“Jerry Tarkanian. He’s a great basketball coach. Not a good basketball coach, a great basketball coach.” Commentslast_img read more

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Women’s basketball takes to the road

first_imgOff to its best start since the 2004-2005 season, the USC women’s basketball team is poised to return to the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years.The Women of Troy (12-4, 4-1) had a strong case for an at-large bid last season, but were unexpectedly omitted from the field of 64. According to USC coach Michael Cooper, last season’s snub has helped fuel the team this season.Conference play · Senior guard Jacki Gemelos and the rest of the women’s basketball team will face Cal and No. 4 Stanford this week. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan “We want something that we didn’t get last year, and that’s the opportunity to play with 63 other teams [in the NCAA tournament],” Cooper said.Standing in their way is a road trip to the Bay Area, where two of the top teams in the Pac-10 reside. Today, the Women of Troy take on California, a physical team that should test USC’s recently discovered rebounding prowess.Last season, opponents outrebounded USC by more than four rebounds per game.This year, those numbers are reversed, and the difference could be the addition of freshman forward Cassie Harberts.The star freshman totaled 30 rebounds in the two games against the Oregon schools and has provided USC with another interior presence to complement senior center Kari LaPlante.“She’s starting to find her way through it,” Cooper said. “I think Cassie hit the wall a couple of weeks ago, but she’s starting to get her second wind.”Whether that will help USC take down Cal (10-6, 2-3) remains to be seen, though junior guard Ashley Corral said it would come down to defense.“Everything starts with defense for us,” Corral said. “If we can get a stop that will lead to our offense.”Cal notched 24 wins and finished fourth in the conference last season, but the big test for USC this trip is a showdown Saturday against No. 4 Stanford, which has won nine of the past 10 conference titles.The Cardinal (14-2, 5-0) beat USC by a combined score of 159-99 last season and return junior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike, the reigning Pac-10 conference player of the year.History aside, Corral said the Stanford game would come down to execution.“We have to take care of the little things,” she said. “They’re a very smart team. They’re not the most athletic team, but they do everything perfectly.”Joining Ogwumike and a heralded freshman class is a deep and experienced team that stormed to an undefeated conference record last season.The Cardinal outscored conference opponents by 24 points per game last season and added the country’s top recruit, freshman forward Chiney Ogwumike, to the mix.“We’re not worried about what other teams [do],” Corral said. “We have to focus on ourselves.”Despite its 4-1 conference record, a number of teams are nipping at the Trojans’ heels in the conference standings, and Cooper has stressed the importance of his team continuing its early-season momentum.“There are a lot of good teams in the Pac-10,” he said. “The Arizona schools are right there. So is Cal. Every game is a [measuring stick for us].”last_img read more

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Browns sign QB Garrett Gilbert, AAF’s leading passer

first_imgThe Browns have signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert, the leading passer in the Alliance of American Football, the team announced Friday.Gilbert threw for a league-high 2,152 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Orlando Apollos before the AAF suspended operations earlier this week with two weeks to play in its inaugural regular season. Fun Fact: Garrett Gilbert (’09) and @bakermayfield (’13) are both alums of Lake Travis HS in Austin, Texas! Go Cavaliers! 😏— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 5, 2019The AAF said via social media Thursday that its players were “authorized” to sign with NFL teams, and a handful have in the first 24 hours after the suspended league made the announcement.Gilbert, 27, was a sixth-round pick of the then-St. Louis Rams in 2014 out of SMU, where he transferred in 2012 after starting his college career at Texas as a much-ballyhooed recruit. Panthers to sign top AAF receiver Rashad Ross, report says Chiefs become first NFL team to sign former AAF playercenter_img In addition to the Rams, he has spent time with the Patriots, Lions and Raiders. Most recently, he was with the Panthers in 2017 and ’18, but he has completed two of only three NFL regular-season passes for 40 yards.The Browns were looking for quarterback depth after losing Tyrod Taylor to the Chargers this offseason.The Browns also announced Friday that they’ve signed former Steelers safety Morgan Burnett to a two-year contract, and, according to multiple reports, he’ll compete with Eric Murray, recently acquired in a trade with the Chiefs, for the starting strong safety job. He led coach Steve Spurrier’s team to an AAF-best 7-1 mark.According to Cleveland.com, Gilbert will be third on the Browns’ depth chart behind starter Baker Mayfield, who threw for a rookie-record 27 touchdown passes in 2018, and his backup, Drew Stanton. Related Newslast_img read more

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