Fair wins Dunk-of-the-Year tournament

first_imgSyracuse forward C.J. Fair won the 2012-13 Hoops Manifesto Dunk-of-the-Year Tournament on Monday.The tournament was formatted in a bracket, and fan voting determined the winner. Fair’s slam against Georgetown in the Big East tournament semifinals garnered 55 percent of the vote and beat out Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis. Fair’s slam also knocked off dunks by Louisville’s Chane Behanan, Virginia Intermont’s Anthony Goode and Mercyhurst’s Jonathon Ouegnin.In the emphatic overtime dunk, Fair took an inbounds pass from guard Brandon Triche at the right post. Fair took one dribble to his dominant left side, then planted and threw down a slam over Hoyas forward Otto Porter, the Big East player of the year.In that game, the Orange went on to top Georgetown, 58-55. SU advanced to the Big East tournament championship match against Louisville, which would beat the Orange by 17 and eventually win the NCAA Tournament, too. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on May 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

US Open: Rafael Nadal Survives Scare To Make Fourth Round

first_imgWorld number one, Rafael Nadal, fought back from a set down to beat Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in the US Open third round match.In the game that lasted three hours and sixteen minutes, the 31-year-old Spaniard lost the first set 6-7 (3-7) before fighting back to win 6-3 6-1 6-4.“All the matches have been very tight – I am very happy,” Nadal said after the victory. “I don’t know how many break points I had before I got the first one. Mentally, I fought a lot until that moment, then I think I played better.”Asked about the possibility of facing Federer in the last four, Nadal said: “I am in the fourth round now. I don’t think much about that.”Rafael Nadal will now face Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov in the fourth round.RelatedUs Open Roundup: Roger Federer Knocked Out As Nadal Cruise Into The SemisSeptember 7, 2017In “Tennis”Australian Open Recap (Men): Top Seed Nadal Eases Through Into Third Round As Third Seed Dimitrov Survive Huge ScareJanuary 18, 2018In “Sports”US Open: Tomas Berdych Knocked Out By World Number 64August 31, 2017In “Tennis”last_img read more

I hope Iniesta wins the Ballon d’Or, says Del Bosque

first_imgSpain coach Vicente Del Bosque wants Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta to win the 2012 Fifa Ballon d’Or.The Spaniard played a major role as la Roja swept all before them to win Euro 2012, and has also earned plaudits for his continued good performances with the Blaugrana.And although many have suggested that the three-man race for the individual award will be dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the 62-year trainer believes Iniesta has a good chance of coming out on top.“I hope that Iniesta wins the Ballon d’Or, and I think that he will have a lot of votes,” he told AS.Del Bosque also defended his recent squad selections, stating that he is spoilt for choice and often finds it difficult to accommodate all of the talented players that Spain is currently producing.“We try to be fair, but you can never please everybody,” he continued. “The complicated thing with Spain is not calling up new players, but finding space for them. For some to come in, others have to go out. Those that are in have shown that they are capable. It’s not easy. “But I know exactly what we have coming, the Michus, Aspases and Thiagos, all of those footballers that have shown on the pitch that I should be taking notice of them. They all have merits, whether they have followed the logical path with the Under-21s, like Thiago, Iker Muniain, Ander Herrera and the others, or those that have blossomed later, like Michu or Benat.”And the former Real Madrid coach is confident that the competition for places is playing a major part in keeping the current squad hungry for success.“We have a stable block of players. I believe that this group still has legs. The most important thing is that these players maintain the desire to win and do not settle for what they have already done.“But they are showing that they are capable. They showed it this summer, when they won the Euros after winning the World Cup. And they have also shown it in keeping Spain at the top of the Fifa rankings over the past five years. If winning the World Cup, or the Euros, proves a good month of competition, then being No.1 for five years proves more.”Reflecting on 2012, Del Bosque was grateful for the attitude of his players, not least because he believes they can inspire others to overcome problems in their own lives. “I am happy that the Spanish players want to make the national team, that they want to help, improve and make their mark with Spain,” he concluded. “I am also very satisfied with the reception that we have had wherever we have gone, especially in the countries of the Americas that we have visited [for friendlies].“The image of Spain that the national team projects is a good one. Football is inspirational, it is proof that young people can do well and overcome adversity. There is no need to be pessimistic, the opposite, in fact.”last_img read more

Hadzibegic takes Chateauroux: it will be a real Challenge for me!

first_imgBH expert Faruk Hadzibegovic should take the bench of Chatearoux in the coming days.The French second league club has been looking for some time for the qualitative coach, and in the race for the coach of the penultimate club on the table are Faruk Hadzibegic and Laurent Fournier.“We are negotiating for several days, and we had one serious talk today. It is really important for me that I know the team very well and it accidentally found itself in the difficult situation, so the taking the bench of Chateauroux would be a real challenge“, said Hadzibegic for SportSport.ba.Hadzibegic is without the coach engagement for nearly three years, but it is not a matter for him.“Today there are a lot of coaches that take a break for a while, and then show that they are worth. That is not problem and I have missed that work a little. I believe that  I will take Chateauroux at the end“, said Hadzibegic who was one of the candidates for the coach of the National Team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Otherwise, during his coaching career Hadzibegic had led the National team of BiH, Sochaux, Betis, Troyes, Gaziantepspor, Diyarbakirspor, Denizlispor, Niort, Dijon, Bastia and Arles.(Source: sportsport.ba)last_img read more