first_imgUSC’s Saved by Grace Gospel Choir performs at Bovard Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. The performance was the first gospel choir showcase  and the event included dancing performances in addition to singing. A number of choirs performed, including Greater Los Angeles Cathedral Choir, Crenshaw High School Elite Choir and Theo Wilkins and Sounds of Praise.Heather Lee | Daily Trojanlast_img

Syracuse tries to finish games against Wake Forest, Cornell strong

first_img Published on October 24, 2013 at 12:18 am Contact Tyler: [email protected] As No. 3 Syracuse prepared to face No. 1 Maryland last Friday, the key word floating throughout practice was “execute.” Through 69 minutes, the Orange did exactly that and held the Terrapins scoreless while nursing a slim one-goal lead.But it takes only one minute of sloppy play to derail an otherwise masterful performance, and SU found that out the hard way.“They pulled out their goalie, and we just needed to focus on that and how to manage the ball,” sophomore midfielder Emma Russell said. “Unfortunately, we lost that in the last 49 seconds.“At the time, obviously it’s really hard to swallow something like that after controlling the game the whole time.”This weekend, the Orange (12-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) will have two opportunities to erase the sour taste from that 2-1 overtime loss, first against No. 16 Wake Forest (10-6, 0-4) on Saturday at 1 p.m. and then against Cornell (8-5, 2-2 Ivy) the following day at 2 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe only way that can happen is if the team follows through on its new one-word mantra.Finish.“The game is 70 minutes, and we played a really good game and executed all but the last minute and a half,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “But we’ve learned that all of us, myself included, could have done different things.”The Orange outplayed the Terrapins throughout the game and nearly was able to pull off the upset.For one, it played excellent defense. Maryland entered the game with 65 goals, including 13 from Jill Witmer. However, Witmer and the other Terrapin skill players failed to find the cage despite generating 16 shots.Additionally, the counterattack was responsible for setting up Karlee Farr’s second-half goal, one that Bradley used “beautiful” twice to describe.But Bradley and the rest of the team know that people will only remember the one lapse in concentration that turned the final outcome on its head.That’s why SU is making sure it doesn’t happen again.“The next time we see this team, we’ll be more rehearsed and more prepared in critical moments of the game, “Bradley said. “Even though it’s a loss in the column, when you can do that and evaluate, that’s a win.”Junior back Jordan Page was admittedly frustrated in the locker room after the game, but she too found a silver lining from the final result. In fact, she and some of the upperclassmen immediately assured everyone there’s no need to panic.“It was a really good learning and growing moment for us, realizing that game management is very important and being able to stop the ball before it gets close to the circle,” Page said. “But the whole game proves and shows all of us that we can compete with the best teams in the country, and we are one of the best teams in the country.”More painful than the loss itself was the hit Syracuse took in the ACC standings. The Orange would have moved into first place with a win, but now sits in third.That’s why Saturday’s contest with the Demon Deacons has added importance. The only way the Orange will be able to fight for the top spot is with a strong finish to the regular season.With three games remaining, that means a full 210 minutes with no mistakes.“It’s something really easily fixed. It’s just important for us mentally to stay there the whole match,” Russell said. “It just keeps replaying in your mind what happened, but all of us just said that it’s better to happen now and we can learn from it for the future.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fed Cup: Czech Republic beat Russia to retain title

first_imgDefending champions the Czech Republic won a dramatic decisive doubles rubber against Russia to secure a fourth Fed Cup title in five years.Resuming at 1-1, Maria Sharapova put Russia 2-1 up with a 3-6 6-4 6-2 win over Petra Kvitova.Karolina Pliskova beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3 6-4 to level things.In the decider, Pliskova and Barbora Strycova beat Elena Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova 4-6 6-3 6-2 to secure a 3-2 win for the Czechs.The match lasted more than two hours, with Russia gaining an early advantage before the Czech pair fought back to secure victory.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

World Series of Poker 2019 results, payouts: Hossein Ensan takes bracelet, $10M first prize

first_imgHossein Ensan of Germany defeated Dario Sammartino of Italy in the wee hours of Wednesday morning in their heads-up showdown at the final table of the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event that, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, at times made the atmosphere at the Rio Convention Center more like a World Cup soccer match between the players’ two home countries.“It was like an Italy-Germany final,” Sammartino, 32, said. “It’s really fun for poker. We need this.” Ensan claimed the coveted gold-and-diamond bracelet and $10 million first prize after more than four hours of heads-up play, finishing atop a field of 8,569 players in the $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold’em World Championship.“This is the best feeling I have in all my life. I can’t believe it,” said Ensan, 55, a native of Iran. “I must go to sleep and wake up. Then I know I have bracelet. Maybe it’s a dream. I don’t know.”Per the Review-Journal:Ensan became the first champion in the 50-year history of the Main Event to win the final hand on a pair of kings. Sammartino had a straight and flush draw after the turn and went all-in for 140 million in chips. Ensan called with pocket kings. A queen of clubs on the river was no help to Sammartino and poker’s most prestigious event was over 14 days after it started.The victory came on the 301st hand of the final table and 100th hand between Ensan and Sammartino, ending heads-up play that was marked by fans waving flags, singing songs and clapping and chanting for each player.“Wow. Wow,” an overjoyed Ensan said. “What I do with the money? I don’t know. Maybe after tomorrow I know. “I need beer and some fun with my friends.”Sammartino won $6 million for second place. Alex Livingston of Canada ($4 million) finished third, marking only the second time in WSOP history the top three Main Event finishers all were from outside the U.S.2019 World Series of Poker final table results, payouts:1. Hossein Ensan, $10 million2. Sario Sammartino, $6 million3. Alex Livingston – $4 million4. Garry Gates – $3 million5. Kevin Maahs – $2.2 million6. Zhen Cai – $1.85 million7. Nick Marchington – $1.525 million 8. Timothy Su  – $1.25 million 9. Milos Skrbic – $1 millionlast_img read more

Jury to hand down decision in Laing Avenue shooting

first_imgRecaptured Prison escapee Stafrei Alexander is today expected to know his fate in relation to the attempted murder of fellow Laing Avenue resident Curtis Thom, who was shot at his home in March 2015.Accused: Stafrei AlexanderAlexander has denied that he had tried to kill his neighbour, but a High Court jury will decide on his innocence or guilt during deliberations.Stafrei Alexander has been accused of discharging a loaded firearm in the direction of Curtis Thom, who had sustained gunshot injury hours after his daughter’s christening. The court heard that after the christening, based on his beliefs, Thom had proceeded to walk into his home backwards when Alexander mumbled remarks and pointed a gun at him.Thom was shot twice, and was hospitalised for seven weeks, during which he obtained surgery to correct his injuries. Based on the account of an expert witness, a .38 revolver was the firearm of choice on the night in question.Alexander is being represented by attorneys-at-law Stanley Moore, S.C. and Maxwell McKay, while attorneys Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt are the state’s prosecutors in this High Court trial.Alexander, who is also known as Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, was apprehended in late July last year after a special operation in Berbice.This came weeks after he had fled the Camp Street Penitentiary during an inferno, around the same time when several prisoners, including death row inmate and Bartica mass killer Mark Royden “Smallie” Williams and now dead former Policeman and prisoner Uree Varswyck, had fled. Prison officer Odinga Wickham was killed during that ordeal, and century-old sections of that penitentiary had been flattened.Alexander had previously fled lawful custody for six months, before finally being recaptured at Kurupukari Crossing in the Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo) in May 2016.last_img read more