Tyler Roberson is putting all the pieces together at the right time

first_imgST. LOUIS – For almost 10 minutes in the second half, the player who had anchored Syracuse down low for the past 70 sat on the bench. Tyler Roberson wore his white long-sleeved warmup shirt in between assistants Adrian Autry and Mike Hopkins, a water bottle sitting between his legs as he watched Syracuse put away a game that he wasn’t a part of anymore.Right before he exited with 12:05 remaining in the second half, Roberson’s head collided with the floor after Tyler Lydon inadvertently mounted him when both contested a rebound. Roberson fell to his chest, turned over and winced while clutching his head.“Possibly, I mean I don’t know really,” Roberson said of why he sat for half of the second stanza, a smile spreading across his face. “…I’m good.”Even with the game well past decided in the waning minutes, Roberson re-entered with 2:45 on the clock and proceeded to finish a thunderous two-handed alley-oop. Less than a minute remained and his stat line was once again filled, the demands from Jim Boeheim for more consistency from the junior satisfied.His 12 points and nine rebounds in Sunday night’s 75-50 win against No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State (25-10, 13-5 Conference USA) that helped propel No. 10 seed Syracuse (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 followed a 10-point, 18-rebound domination from two days prior. All of a sudden, the player thrown in the doghouse by Boeheim less than a month ago has emphatically emerged from it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When he plays like that, with that energy, we’re just a different team,” assistant coach Mike Hopkins said.Roberson picked up where he left off to start Sunday’s game, hitting all three of his shots in the first half and grabbing eight rebounds. His boards came in a variety of ways – one tipping a ball to himself at the peak of a scrum, one chasing after a loose ball by himself, one mounting Middle Tennessee’s Aldonis Foote before holding onto the ball with one hand and untangling the other.His makes also came of varying flavors, a left-handed tip-in, a pump-fake-and-lay-in and a mid-range jumper. He showcased versatility on both ends while manning the paint for the majority of a 20-minute span for the third consecutive half.“He’s capable of doing this night in and night out,” Tyler Lydon said.Roberson even hit all four of his free throws, the ball gently spinning off the edge of his fingertips and through the hoop each time. He was the only player on the team to make all of his attempts from the charity stripe on a night when Syracuse shot an abysmal 59 percent from the line.Since the offseason, Roberson has emphasized expanding his perimeter game. Check. Boeheim wanted more consistency on the glass. Check. After a 1-for-8 performance from the foul line against St. John’s in Syracuse’s worst loss of the season, he had to improve. Check.Roberson’s entire arsenal is materializing at just the right time on just the right stage. He’s had all these tools at his disposal, but he’s finally putting them to use all at once.“These last two games, that’s what we need out of him,” assistant coach Adrian Autry said. “That’s what we know he can do pretty consistently.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more


first_imgStudents at one Inishowen school have shown that school doesn’t have to be boring!Pupils from Crana College in Buncrana rolled up their sleeves to take part in their Science Fair this week. All sorts of experiments were undertaken and a great day was had by all involved.Simply click on the video to see how exactly how much fun and enjoyment was had.DDTV: INISHOWEN STUDENTS PROVE SCIENCE CAN BE FUN! was last modified: November 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaCRANA COLLEGEScience Fairlast_img read more

Forwards to make their mark?

first_imgFew would have thought at the start of the season that the Chelsea v Man Utd game in early February would not be between two teams with realistic title aspirations but that is, sadly, the case on Sunday.Yes it is possible that Chelsea (7/2 co favs) could land their third FA Cup in four years and are favourites to make it past Napoli in the last 16 of the Champions League, but the fact that Andre Villas-Boas is just 10/1 with us at BetVictor to be the next Premier League manager to lose/leave his job and the club are 9/4 to be top London side in the PL (Spurs 4/9) speaks volumes.Chelsea are 6/4 favourites to put a dent in United’s chances of retaining their title at the Bridge, with the visitors 15/8 and the draw 23/10.13/2 to score firstNon-striking striker Fernando Torres is 13/2 to net the opener behind Wayne Rooney (11/2) who is likely to return after a two-match absence through injury.We have a special match bet between the two forwards and bet:Rooney 10/3Torres 11/4Draw 4/6There has been much speculation about whether John Terry will go to/lead England at Euro 2012 and betvictor.com have a market on who will skipper the Three Lions in their first game of the tournament against France on June 11th:J Terry 6/4S Gerrard 2/1S Parker 4/1A Cole 6/114s BarRangers (10/11) really should have too much at Loftus Road for a Wolves side (16/5) who were dreadful against Liverpool in midweek.Former Reds striker Djibril Cisse was excellent at Villa Park in their exciting 2-2 draw on his debut midweek and he is 7/1 to net the opener with ourselves, which does look too big!A flying start for Bobby?The Frenchman will be keen to make an impact in front of the R’s faithful and he looks sure to start.Bobby Zamora will also be keen to make an immediate impact and he also looks a very fair price at 15/2 to score first and Mark Hughes will surely want to start his recent recruits as a partnership sooner rather than later.Fulham have had a disappointing week having tamely exited the FA Cup last Friday and again surrendering the lead against the Baggies on Wednesday night.Things don’t get much easier with a trip to the Etihad on Saturday and the visitors are 10/1 for a shock with the league leaders 1/3 and the draw at 22/5.This is a good time to play City, however, given their recent wobbles and the natives will be getting increasingly restless if they haven’t scored inside the first 20 mins.Clint Dempsey remains in tremendous form and is 12/1 to score first and 7/2 to score at any time.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.comFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Give Gratitude for Christmas

first_imgYour holiday gift giving should include gratitude above all. It helps both giver and receiver. And it is right.Scientists continue to support the value of awe and gratitude, but they miss the point. Gratefulness is not an end in itself. It is not for “me.” It presupposes a recipient who is worthy to receive it. To be sure, a grateful person will enjoy life more, but true thankfulness requires getting one’s eyes off of self and being humble, offering thanks whether or not it makes you feel good.Cheers! Saying thanks is good for you and those around you (New Scientist). This article is practically worthless. It’s all about self. Writer Susana Martinez-Conde even postulates that gratitude evolved: “gratitude plays a strong, probably evolved, role in our social bonds and networks.” Probably? Even she is not sure about that. But she does agree that “saying thanks could be the best gift you can give, to yourself and others.” You can give a bratty kid the most expensive toy in the store and he or she may still throw a tantrum. If you teach your children gratitude, though, they will have an internal fountain of riches the rest of their lives, even if monetarily poor — and, they will be a joy to those around them.When you’re grateful, your brain becomes more charitable (The Conversation). This piece by psychologist Christina Karns is a little better, avoiding the notion that gratitude evolved, but again it focuses on self – what gratitude does to you. She presents MRI evidence that gratitude wakes up the altruistic part of our brains, and concludes, “So in terms of the brain’s reward response, it really can be true that giving is better than receiving.” But notice: this is a selfish statement, too: the brain rewards the grateful person with good feelings.Chuck Norris highlights health benefits of gratitude (WND). The martial arts TV star is now a health advisor, which has certainly worked for him, whose amazing fitness continues into his senior years. As a Christian now, he also knows Who deserves our gratitude. He found Christina Karns’ article and agrees with it, saying in conclusion, “Looks like the Bible had it right. It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Even so, the focus is on the “health benefits” to the grateful person, not on the worthiness of person to whom we should be grateful.Unquestionably, the grateful person will be a happier person. Look how many social problems could be alleviated with this simple character trait! Here are just a dozen, and this list is not exhaustive:When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be angry.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be depressed.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be selfish.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be fearful.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be anxious.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be suicidal.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be stingy.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be picky or persnickety.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be proud and boastful.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be demanding.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be a protestor.When you’re grateful, it’s hard to be a social boor.Gratitude won’t cure some things, like laziness, but it is a shortcut to a much higher sense of well-being. The people around you are likely to be as blessed as you are. Gratefulness is also contagious; when you thank someone, they will likely thank you back.Remember, though, that if you try to be grateful just because of what it might do for you, you are just play acting. That’s not real gratitude. Start by getting your eyes off yourself and your problems. Who do you think you are, anyway? Do you think you deserve lucky breaks and good health all the time? Everything you have is a gift. Even if you have a health problem, probably over 99.9% of your body is working just fine. Are you grateful about that?When you have reached the end of yourself, practice gratitude to your Maker, because He deserves more gratitude than we can possibly express. In heaven, the redeemed will sing, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11). Equally worthy is the babe in the manger, the Lord Jesus Christ, the lamb of God, who took away the sin of the world by his crucifixion and resurrection, and will reign forever over all things. The host of heaven will sing, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12).Even with your prayer requests, you can express them in a grateful way. After giving copious thanks, you can insert, “Oh, by the way, Lord, I do have a little problem with cancer. But I’m exciting about what you are going to do to display Your glory in my little trial. Thank you in advance!” Practice true gratitude for your Maker and Savior first. It is not just good for you, it is right. He is worthy. If you learn gratitude to the most worthy Being of all, gratitude will become a natural response to all the blessings in life.Exercises: Study all the instances of thanksgiving and gratitude in the Bible. Teach your family the duty of gratitude. Show it by example, and let the joy of gratitude beam from your heart in your daily habits.(Visited 102 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

LeBron James scores 36 as Lakers end 5-game skid by beating Bulls

first_imgTrump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed It was James’ highest-scoring game since Dec. 18.Kyle Kuzma added 21 points after missing two games with an ankle injury. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points off the bench for the Lakers, who outscored the Bulls 43-24 in the third quarter.Lopez had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Otto Porter Jr. finished with 19 for the Bulls.With Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram ruled out for the season, James put on a show at United Center like he did so many times as a member of the Cavaliers and Heat.The Bulls outscored the Lakers 11-1 after he checked out in the first quarter to lead 34-16 at the end of the period.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bulls: Boylen expects Zach LaVine, who missed his second straight game, to return this season. There is no timetable on LaVine’s return. He is out with a right patellar strain. “I’m optimistic. I’m not eyeing a return date, but I’m optimistic,” Boylen said. “Our training/medical is optimistic so he wants to play. He was in a nice groove, nice rhythm. I think he wants to get back at it. He’s done his treatment, he’s been early he’s stayed late to do his stuff, so he’s working at it.” . Wayne Selden was hit with consecutive technicals late in the third quarter to get ejected.UP NEXTLakers: Visit Toronto on Thursday.Bulls: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Then something finally start to click for the Lakers.“We started to have fun,” Kuzma said. “Everybody had a joy for the game, happy for each other. Everybody was moving the ball, passing it. It felt like everybody got shots tonight.”The Bulls led 60-55 at the half. Ryan Arcidiacono and Lopez led Chicago with 12 apiece. James finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in the half and Caldwell-Pope added 11 points.James continued the momentum in the third quarter. He scored the first six points for Los Angeles, including a breakaway reverse dunk from Kuzma. The Lakers took a 66-64 lead when James found Kuzma for a layup with 8:49 in the third quarter. Kuzma, who scored 12 points in the period, made a 3 to ignite a 16-0 run late in the quarter. Rajon Rondo buried a 3 to give the Lakers a 98-84 lead going to the fourth.“We got defensive stops and we made some shots. We were very in-tune with what we needed to do defensively and our second-unit guys came in with energy and effort,” James said.Lauri Markkanen struggled again with his shot. He was 4 of 17 for 11 points.“To say something is wrong with him I think would be premature and not correct. To say, we need him to play better for us to have a chance to win is the way to say it,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “Whether it is rebounding the ball and bringing it, which he needs to do more of. He was playing well, he was doing more of that. And he needs to, obviously, make open shots.”TIP-INSLakers: Coach Luke Walton has not made a decision on if he will rest James in one of the back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday in Toronto and Detroit. Before the game, Walton was asked what would’ve been his reaction if he was told they would have the same record (30-36) as they did after 66 games last season.“I would’ve assumed that we got hit with a lot of injuries. If you told me we were healthy, I would’ve told you there is something wrong. But it is where we are at right now as a group and it is our job to continue to come out and give everything we can to get better to win what games we do have left,” Walton said. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks in front of Chicago Bulls guard Antonio Blakeney (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — Less than a week after passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA’s career scoring list, LeBron James delivered a memorable night at the arena Jordan first made famous.James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-107 on Tuesday night and end a five-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT James played 33 minutes and showed no signs of letting up with the Lakers barely hanging on in the playoff race. He took over after the Lakers’ 14-point lead was cut to four with 8:38 left, making a jumper and then on the next possession going through the lane for a thunderous dunk.James didn’t stop there, hitting a 3-pointer over 7-footer Robin Lopez and capping it off when Josh Hart passed the ball off the backboard to James, who finished with a reverse dunk to put the Lakers up 115-101 with 5 minutes remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJames was asked if he had any special thoughts returning to the United Center.“Not really, but I definitely recognize the greatness Mike had in this city,” James said. “Pretty much every time I play here I look up at the rafters, look up at the jersey retired and then when the starting lineups come up, when I was a kid watching that starting lineup watching the Bulls run through the city and Jordan’s name and number getting called, I always have that feeling.” Ben Simmons, Sixers survive scare from short-handed Cavaliers Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View commentslast_img read more