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Sep
24

Wildcats Victorious Over Bulldogs

first_imgAfter conceding 3 goals in the first half, the FCHS Boys soccer team mounted a furious comeback in the last 15 minutes. The first goal was scored from a Tommy Ratz free kick just outside the penalty area. The second goal was provided from a Cledith Martin rebound from another shot from Tommy Ratz.Several players played for the varsity squad for the first time. Levi Sanders, Juan Simancas, Jayden Taylor, Tanner Walsh, Kenny Bruns, Lucas Stacy and Chase Jonas all acquitted themselves well.The team looks to learn from this experience and shut down Connersville on Monday at home.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dan Gartenman.last_img read more

Sep
23

West Florida Rolls to Third Straight Victory

first_img Sept. 12, 2007  Box Score    PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida (4-2-0) extended their season-high winning streak to three games with their 2-0 triumph over NAIA opponent Mobile (1-6-0), Wednesday night at the UWF Soccer Complex. In their first home match since the season opening weekend, the Argonauts out shot the Lady Rams 21-2 en route to the victory.For the first 15 minutes the I-10 foes battled in the midfield before Argonauts sophomore transfer Dernelle Mascall netted her team-leading fifth goal of the season in the 17th minute. Mascall, who was playing against her former team for the first time, received a pass from Kaley Morris and broke loose from a swarm of defender before finish the goal.”We took control early,” said head coach Joe Bartlinski. “After the goal in the 17th minute we kept good possession of the ball and did not stretch ourselves out too much. It would have been nice to have a few more goals, but at the end of the day we had compete control of the game.”West Florida fired 10 first half shot, taking a 1-0 into the half, and continued to put pressure on the Mobile defense adding 12 more in the second half. Both of the Lady Rams shot were on goal, which were saved by Courtney Jones who picked up her third consecutive shut out.Naila Owens added to the Argonauts lead at the 52:52 mark of the second half when she knocked in the follow-up off a Jodi Galucci shot. It was Mascall that set up Galucci’s shot, which led to Owens’ second goal of the season.For the third-straight game the Argonauts defenses stood strong and have now shut down the opposition for 291-straight minutes.”It’s more team defense just not the back few,” Bartlinski said. “We have been winning headers in the midfield and the front runners have been defending really well. It more of a team concept and everyone has been taking care of their task. We have not been giving up many opportunities on goal and it has to be everyone involved to do that.”In fact, West Florida has only given up a combined 13 shots-on-goal during the scoreless streak, a 4.3 average, and have allowed an opponent to reach double-digits in shots-on-goal only once on the season.The Argonauts will take the weekend off before taking on William Cary next Friday, Sept. 21at the UWF Soccer Complex with kick-off scheduled for 7 p.m. Fans can follow the action with “Live Stats” on the Women’s Soccer home page at goargos.com. Print Friendly Version West Florida Rolls to Third Straight Victory Sharelast_img read more

Sep
22

Europa League: StarTimes to broadcast Man U, Inter Milan quarterfinal matches

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ NBC Code and non-exclusivity provision, by Kunle Osisanya-Afolabi EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Affordable pay-TV StarTimes will air the quarterfinal matches of Europa League on its World Football and Sports Premium Channels.On Monday, Odion Ighalo’s Manchester United will play against Copenhagen, while Victor Moses’ Inter Milan will face Bayer Leverkusen. On Tuesday, Shakhtar Donetsk will face Basel, while Wolves battle Sevilla.All matches will air at 8pm.Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping his side will be able to go the distance in the Europa League after booking a place in the quarterfinals.The Reds completed an emphatic 7-1 aggregate victory over LASK in the round of 16 after Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial added their Old Trafford strikes to the five which had already been scored in the first leg in Austria back in March.Now United head to Germany where FC Copenhagen will provide the last-eight opposition in Cologne on Monday night. The ultimate aim for the Red Devils is to replicate their 2017 success in the competition, albeit with a very different feel to the proceedings.This is FC Copenhagen’s first-ever European quarter-final appearance, while they are the first Danish side to reach a major UEFA European quarter-final since Brondy IF in the 1996-97 UEFA Cup.Not only will the remaining matches in the tournament be played without fans, of course, they will also have the same one-legged format and will all take place in less than a fortnight with the final falling on August 21.Hopes are high amongst Manchester United’s fans for a trophy this season after failing to clinch any in their domestic leagues.Manchester United are looking to reach only their second European semi-final since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, doing so in 2016 -17 when they went on to win the Europa League under Jose Mourinho. Tags: Europa LeagueManchester UnitedOdion IghalostartimesVictor Moseslast_img read more

Sep
20

Chelsea are champions

first_img Jose Mourinho’s side needed three points to claim the trophy with three games to spare and Eden Hazard headed in the rebound after missing a first-half penalty. Mourinho’s 21st trophy of his prolific career was the Capital One Cup win at Wembley in March – the first of his second spell at Stamford Bridge – and now the Portuguese has a third Premier League title and Chelsea’s fourth in 11 seasons. Chelsea secured a first Premier League title in five years with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. The self-proclaimed Special One delivered the first title 10 years ago – the 2004-05 win was Chelsea’s first championship in 50 years – but domestic league success has eluded the Blues since Carlo Ancelotti led them to the 2009-10 title. Chelsea entered Sunday’s fixtures 13 points clear of Manchester City and Arsenal, the only team who could overhaul them as they have a game in hand. It was a nervous opening for the champions-elect, with Palace determined to prolong Chelsea’s wait for the title, roared on by a raucous visiting support which only served to remind Mourinho of his unhappiness at the home faithful this term. Hazard has so often been Chelsea’s saviour and once again provided the spark which led to Chelsea’s penalty, although there was debate about the extent of the contact. The Belgian’s spot-kick was saved by Julian Speroni, but he headed in the rebound to settle nerves with his 19th of the season. Mourinho reaffirmed his “more strategic, less artistic” approach of recent weeks by sending on John Obi Mikel at half-time and Kurt Zouma late on. Some have labelled it “boring”, but Chelsea and Mourinho cared not a jot as the Blues saw out victory and jubilant celebrations began. Mourinho declared Chelsea’s title challenge over last season following a defeat at Selhurst Park and he was taking nothing for granted until the title was mathematically secure. Press Association The Blues boss recalled Thibaut Courtois in goal, with Petr Cech dropping to the substitutes’ bench, and was forced into a late change when Ramires fell ill. Juan Cuadrado came in against a Palace team showing four changes following the loss to Hull and determined to delay Chelsea’s coronation. The pace was frenetic in the opening period, but there were few moments of quality and precious few attempts on goal. Didier Drogba, up front again in the continued absence of Diego Costa, stung the palms of Speroni with a wickedly dipping free-kick after Cesc Fabregas had been fouled by Jason Puncheon. Speroni scrambled clear under pressure from John Terry, who was then forced to throw his body down to deny Puncheon. The Chelsea captain had deflected the ball into the path of the Palace playmaker, whose shot veered off Cesar Azpilicueta and hit Terry’s shoulder and upper arm before going clear. Terry was booked – just his second caution of the season – for a foul on James McArthur as Chelsea continued to struggle to get a grip of the contest. So often this year the Blues have looked to Hazard for inspiration and incision. The Belgium playmaker provided it when he exchanged passes with Willian before being sandwiched by McArthur and Adrian Mariappa to earn a penalty. Replays suggested the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year, lauded for his attitude despite being the most fouled player in the league this season, may have gone down too easily. Perhaps showing signs of nerves with his first Premier League title at stake, Hazard scuffed the resulting spot-kick. Speroni saved, only for the Chelsea forward to send the goalkeeper the wrong way with a header from the rebound. Mikel is usually sent on to close a game out and the Nigeria midfielder replaced the ineffective Cuadrado at the interval. Chelsea kept possession, biding their time, with Branislav Ivanovic blasting wide from distance and Mikel engineered a chance after a one-two with Drogba, only for Speroni to save. Palace continued to search for openings, but the last pass was frequently out of reach, such as when Wilfried Zaha tried to feed substitute Yaya Sanogo. As Palace probed forwards, Chelsea continued to search for a second. Ivanovic blasted over and Willian manufactured a chance for Drogba, but he could only fire into his standing foot and the ball spun wide. Courtois saved from Zaha and Willian shot wide across goal on the counter-attack before making way for Kurt Zouma in another defensive change. Palace fans responded by reprising the Arsenal chant from a week ago “boring, boring Chelsea”. Still Palace tried to upset their hosts, but the Blues held on. Mourinho celebrated with his family behind the dugout at the final whistle as the ticker tape fell and the players soaked up the acclaim. last_img read more

Sep
20

Seven things about Sterling

first_imgRaheem Sterling will not travel with the Liverpool squad when they head out to Thailand on Sunday as transfer talks are ongoing with Manchester City. On 24 March 2012, Sterling made his Liverpool debut as a substitute in a Premier League match against Wigan. Aged 17 years and 107 days, he became the third-youngest player to play for the Reds. He scored his first goal in October that year, securing a 1-0 win over Reading. His England debut came a month later in a 4-2 friendly defeat by Sweden. Off the field Unfortunately Sterling has developed a habit of creating just as many headlines off the field. The striker, who has a daughter from a brief relationship when he was 16, was cleared in court of assaulting a former girlfriend in 2013. Newspaper pictures of Sterling allegedly smoking a shisha pipe, and apparently inhaling nitrous oxide, kept him on the front pages rather than the back. Breakdown. The breakdown of Sterling’s relationship with Liverpool has been as dramatic as his rise. In February manager Brendan Rodgers claimed Sterling had been offered an “incredible deal” to stay at Anfield. Two months later Sterling, in an interview with the BBC, confirmed he had turned down a new contract. In May his agent, Aidy Ward, said the player would not sign even for “£900,000 a week”. With Manchester City having failed with two bids for Sterling, he attracted further criticism by missing two days of training through illness and reportedly asking not to go on the club’s pre-season tour. Here, Press Association Sport looks at seven things you may not know about the Reds’ striker. Growing up Raheem Shaquille Sterling was born on December 8 1994 in Jamaica. He moved with his mother to London aged seven, growing up on a tough housing estate in Brent in the shadow of Wembley Stadium. Hardly a model pupil, a schoolteacher once told him “by the time you’re 17 you’ll either be playing for England, or you’ll be in prison.” Spotted At the age of 10 Sterling was playing for Oakington Manor School when he was spotted by QPR scout Peter Moring. He signed for the Rangers centre of excellence as an 11-year-old. Moring was paid £50 for his trouble. Emerging A star of QPR’s youth teams, Sterling played for the under-18s as a 14-year-old and word quickly spread about this emerging talent. Rangers youth boss Steve Gallen dubbed the team ‘Raheem Park Rangers’ because of his ability to win games on his own. Snapped up Unfortunately for Rangers, Sterling never played a first-team game for them as Liverpool won the race for his signature, snapping up the 15-year-old – by now an England youth international – for an initial fee of £500,000, rising to around £5million. Debut Press Associationlast_img read more

Sep
19

Tennis News Rafael Nadal moves to 2nd, Naomi Osaka claims top spot in latest world Tennis rankings

first_img Paris: Rafael Nadal’s Rogers Cup win in Montreal at the weekend marked a significant step for the Spaniard as he prepares for the US Open but it wasn’t enough to topple Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings, released on Monday. Nadal, who will be vying for a fourth title at Flushing Meadows, was too strong for Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final, seeing off the Russian 6-3 6-0 to claim his 35th Masters title. Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem stay third and fourth respectively.Stefanos Tsitsipas, who entered the top five for the first time last week, drops two places and is leapfrogged by Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev. Medvedev’s reward for his appearance in Sunday’s final was a one-place climb to eight.US and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka returned to the world number one spot in the WTA rankings on Monday. The 21-year-old lost to Serena Williams in the quarter-finals of last week’s Rogers Cup but benefitted from the second round defeat of former number one Ashleigh Barty and the failure of Karolina Pliskova to reach the semis in Toronto.  Osaka first hit top spot in January, after winning back-to-back majors in New York and Melbourne, making history as the first Japanese player to achieve it. After seven weeks on top, Barty slips to second with Pliskova in third. The only other movement in the top 10 sees Williams, finalist in Toronto, climbing two places to eight with Sloane Stephens going in the other direction.  Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who won the Rogers Cup following Williams’ withdrawal with back spasms in the opening set of the final, climbs 13 places to 14. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Naomi Osaka first caled the summit in January 2019.Rafael Nadal won his 35th ATP Masters 1000 title, a new record.Serena Williams moved up by two spots to number eight.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Sep
19

Over 30 players turn out for Bartica TT tourney

first_imgST ANTHONY’S Primary student Eugene Baptiste took down Rhys Belle 11-4, 11-8, 11-8, to win the Boys’ final while Two Mile Primary’s Ashley Arthur picked up the Girls’ win last Saturday in the Primary and Secondary Schools Novices Table Tennis Tournament, organised by the Bartica Table Tennis Steering Committee at the Bartica Community Centre.Over 30 players from across six schools participated in the tournament, cheered on by their parents and teachers who turned out in their numbers to support.The tournament was sponsored by the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), in collaboration with the National Sports Commission (NSC), and marked the return of table tennis to the region after a long absence. Teachers and parents supported their children, the steering committee and the development of the sport.Baptiste had made his way to the final after earlier ousting Yohance Prowell 3-0 and Belle got past Romain Dower 3-0.Other players who had reached the quarter-finals were Reon Hall, Jaswan Seenarine, Simon Phillips and Adrian Bobb.On the distaff end, Arthur was too much of a challenge for Kristie Rambharat, winning 11-4,11-5,11-7 to champion the category.For the secondary school category it was Emanuel Atherley who defeated Tyrese Gomes to take a 11-4,11-7,11-5 win in the final. Atherley had beaten Keenan Harper 3-0, and Gomes had defeated Sean Jones (3-2).Others who reached the quarter-finals were Harper, Jones, Wesley Franklin, Justin Rambharat, Clason Clemenson and Marcus McKenzieThe players were presented with their prizes at the end of the event. NSC Administrator Mr Gervy Harry urged parents to continue to support the young players as they strive for success in the sport and reiterated the need for sports expansion outside of Georgetown..This he said can be done through schools hence more teachers should be trained in the sport.He also assisted with the presentation of prizes and congratulated the steering committee for a job well done.last_img read more

Sep
18

Warner returns from ban to star in Aussies opening World Cup win

first_imgBRISTOL, England (Reuters) – David Warner and Steve Smith returned to international cricket yesterday to see Australia through to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in their World Cup opener at Bristol’s County Ground.Warner top-scored with an unbeaten 89 while Smith made 18 as Australia easily chased down a modest target after Afghanistan, who won the toss and elected to bat, were bowled out for 207.The pair were back for their first official one-day international after year-long bans following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Australia, whose captain Aaron Finch contributed 66 runs off 49 balls, reached 209 for three in the 35th over, ensuring a winning start to the defence of their World Cup crown.Warner played a circumspect innings in stark contrast to the record-breaking 178 he scored against the Afghans in a dominant 275-run victory at the last World Cup in Perth four years ago.Instead it was Finch who led the way for Australia this time, playing the aggressor while Warner was an uncharacteristically subdued support act. But after Finch was caught as Australia lost their first wicket for 96, Warner took the lead, first with Usman Khawaja (15) and then Smith, who walked out to the wicket to a cacophony of jeers. Smith was caught with just three more runs needed to win.Warner was also jeered when he reached his 50 but both looked nonplussed by the reaction to their return. “It’s good to be back. It was a great win and good start for us. I had nerves getting back into the camp and getting back into the full intensity of training but I was a bit more relaxed when Finchy started going,” Warner said.Earlier, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa took three wickets each, as Australia bowled out their inexperienced opponents in 38.2 overs. Paceman Cummins finished with figures of 3-40 and leg-spinner Zampa 3-60 as the holders kept the brakes on despite occasional flashes of flair from the Afghans.Afghanistan lost both of their openers in the first two overs but rallied with a half-century from Najibullah Zadran and an aggressive cameo from Rashid Khan to creep past 200.Rahmat Shah earlier steadied the innings with a 43-run knock after coming in at No. 3, but it was Najibullah and captain Gulbadin Naib who gave their team hope of a competitive total with a swashbuckling 83-run sixth-wicket partnership off 75 balls. Najibullah scored 51 off 49 balls while Gulbadin hit 31 off 33.Rashid Khan provided a late flurry of runs, his 27 runs off 11 balls ending when Zampa trapped him leg-before-wicket.Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey completed five dismissals in the innings – one short of Australia’s World Cup record, set by Adam Gilchrist in 2003.AFGHANISTAN innings Mohammad Shahzad b Starc 0Hazratullah Zazai c Carey b Cummins 0Rahmat Shah c Smith b Zampa 43Hashmatullah Shahidi stp. Carey b Zampa 18Mohammad Nabi run-out 7Gulbadin Naib (c) c Carey b Stoinis 31Najibullah Zadran c Carey b Stoinis 51Rashid Khan lbw b Zampa 27Dawlat Zadran c Carey b Cummins 4Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Cummins 13Hamid Hassan not out 1Extras: (lb-3, nb-1, w-8) 12Total: (all out, 38.2 overs) 207Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-5, 3-56, 4-75, 5-77, 6-160, 7-162, 8-166, 9-205.Bowling: M. Starc 7-1-31-1, P. Cummins 8.2-0-40-3, N. Coulter-Nile 8-1-36-0, M. Stoinis 7-1-37-2, A. Zampa 8-0-60-3.AUSTRALIA innings (target: 208 runs from 50 overs)A. Finch (c) c Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Gulbadin Naib 66D. Warner not out 89U. Khawaja lbw b Rashid Khan 15S. Smith c Hazratullah Zazai b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 18G. Maxwell not out 4Extras: (lb-1, nb-2, w-14) 17Total: (three wickets; 34.5 overs) 209Fall of wickets: 1-96, 2-156, 3-205.Bowling: Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4.5-0-45-1, Hamid Hassan 6-2-15-0, Dawlat Zadran 5-0-32-0, Gulbadin Naib 5-0-32-1, Mohammad Nabi 6-0-32-0, Rashid Khan 8-0-52-1.last_img read more

Sep
17

VSeniors lead way in Wisconsin’s pivotal weekend victories

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoComing out of this weekend, the UW volleyball team is playing its best ball in a long time.And that’s exactly what the team was looking to do with the NCAA tournament right around the corner.Wisconsin went a long way in its quest for home-court advantage in the opening rounds of the playoffs by capturing its first weekend sweep since Oct. 14 with a 30-14, 30-28, 32-30 defeat of the Michigan State Spartans (12-16, 5-13 Big Ten) Saturday night.”I thought we stood up to some strong Michigan State challenges tonight,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “They played some great ball, and even at the end, they almost made a comeback. I thought it said a lot for the character of our team that we held them off and finished the match the way we did.”The No. 15-ranked Badgers (21-6, 13-5) assumed a one-game lead for second place in the conference with the victory.Freshman Audra Jeffers, with 14 kills, and senior Aubrey Meierotto, with 13, once again led an extremely balanced offensive attack. Each of the five UW starting attackers chipped in at least seven kills, helping Wisconsin attain a .316 hitting percentage.Waite was quick to credit his setter, sophomore Jackie Simpson, for the successful attacking night. Simpson controlled the offense with 48 assists, adding four kills without committing an error.”You’ve really got to spread things out so opponents can’t key on certain players,” Waite said. “I thought Jackie also had a great night. She did a nice job spreading the offense out, also, from pin to pin, [which makes] it tough for the opponent’s block.”A crowd of 4,238 attended the final regular-season match at the UW Field House and was quickly pumped up by some spectacular blocking plays from the Badgers. In the first game, senior Sheila Shaw came across the net and made a one-handed block, with Jeffers repeating the rare feat in the second game.”Those plays are outstanding efforts. You don’t see those very often in the course of a season,” Waite said. “That really energizes the team and the crowd.”Meierotto, who was honored alongside Shaw in pre-match ceremonies for Senior Night, said the team will be able to use the win over the Spartans as confidence in moving forward toward postseason play.”I think we struggled a little bit in the last few weeks, but coming out strong this weekend with two wins, I think it’s definitely good momentum going into the next weekend and into the tournament,” she said.Sweet revenge: Wisconsin began its dropout from the Big Ten championship race a month ago with a heartbreaking loss in Ann Arbor.Though UW may have to settle for second place in the conference, Michigan (13-14, 7-11) had no answer for Meierotto, junior Maria Carlini and the Badgers in the rematch last Friday night.Wisconsin avenged a 16-14 fifth-game loss to the Wolverines on Oct. 22 by dominating Michigan in all aspects 30-27, 30-14, 30-27.”I’m really happy with this win. I think we played better than we have in a couple of weeks as far as good team play,” Waite said. “We really just wanted to come out and prove we’re a much better team than the way we played at Michigan last time.”Meierotto, who sat out the loss to Michigan with pneumonia, led all players with 15 kills and a .406 hitting percentage. Carlini fell just one kill short of her seventh double-double of the year, with nine kills and 10 digs on the night.Sophomore Taylor Reineke had yet another efficient, error-less evening, with nine kills and a team-best .450 attack, keying the Badgers to a .322 night.The Wolverines, who hit .205 in their defeat of the Badgers last month, were held to a .160 percentage. UM also donated 12 service errors while contributing just three aces.”When we played at their place, they could do no wrong,” Waite said. “They were serving tough, low [amount of] errors, banging the ball, digging everything. Tonight, they weren’t quite as on, so those are points for us, and we’ll take them any way we can get them.”Right from the start, the night seemed to belong to Meierotto. Three of her seven first-game kills directly followed UW timeouts taken to slow down a Michigan surge. Meierotto also capped her big night with a kill on match point.”You can definitely tell when a team is down, and it’s definitely when you are making really big plays on your side,” Meierotto said. “We take advantage of that. We know if teams are struggling like that, just keep on them.”last_img read more

Sep
17

Welcome Back

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ While Carmelo Anthony ran the Carrier Dome floor, all Michael Carter-Williams and Jerami Grant could do was watch.Two of Syracuse’s most recent NBA exports — now teammates on the Philadelphia 76ers — ended a day that was mostly about recovering and remembering, as spectators. They wore suit jackets on the same bench where they each mostly sat for one year before starring for another then leaving Syracuse for the NBA.“That year I learned a lot more about basketball than I have in my whole life,” Carter-Williams said.Carter-Williams is out with a right shoulder injury and Grant sat with a high ankle sprain. So they watched with the 11,259 fans in attendance Tuesday night as Anthony’s New York Knicks beat their Philadelphia 76ers, 84-77, in an NBA preseason game. Anthony led Syracuse to its only national championship in 2003 and every time he touched the ball, gasps and shouts could be heard from the Carrier Dome crowd.After visiting with old friends and coaches earlier Tuesday, the exhibition was mostly about quietly preparing for the upcoming season — just in fondly, familiar confines for the former SU players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Being on this campus once again — that feeling, it don’t get no better than that,” Anthony saidThe former Syracuse forward scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out two assists in 27 minutes at the same arena where he averaged 22.2 points per game as a freshman.For Carter-Williams, a return to Syracuse meant a return to Insomnia Cookies — a brief break from the series of massages, rehab exercises and upper-body workouts that have become his life as he tries to get back to contact drills and eventually playing.He also stopped by the Knicks star’s namesake building, the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, on Tuesday to hang out with SU assistant coaches Gerry McNamara, Mike Hopkins and Adrian Autry. He also said hello to Jim Boeheim.Grant stopped by, too. He saw his old tutors and teammates, just some of the people he said he misses the most at SU.When he walked onto the Dome floor, he remembered beating Duke 91-89 in front of a record crowd of 35,446 on Feb. 1. He scored 24 points and snagged 12 rebounds that day. But on Tuesday, he just studied players in his position.“I’m a competitive player, so obviously I want to be on the court, especially in an environment like Syracuse, coming back to basically what was my second home,” Grant said. “Being able to play here would be tremendous, but at the same time I just got to get through my injury.”He didn’t shoot in the 76ers’ morning shootaround. Carter-Williams dribbled and shot, but still isn’t participating in any contact drills. Both had told teammate Jakarr Sampson, formerly of St. John’s, about their favorite games in the Dome and that SU fans “show them a lot of love.”But the most was saved for Anthony, who took the longest trip down memory lane to SU.Looking out the window of the Knicks’ team bus on the ride from the Genesee Grande Hotel to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, Anthony said he saw and remembered his old stomping grounds.He was just 24 hours removed from a preseason game at Madison Square Garden on Monday, and the Knicks had flown up to Syracuse earlier Tuesday.But Anthony only played 15 minutes Monday night so he could play more in the Carrier Dome.Said Anthony: “Any time I can play here, I’m willing to do it.” Commentslast_img read more