Syracuse ranked No. 13 in College Football Playoff rankings

first_imgSyracuse (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) rose to No. 13 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings following a 41-24 victory over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Saturday.Prior to Saturday’s win, Syracuse entered the week ranked No. 19 in the playoff rankings and No. 22 in the AP Poll, the team’s first ranking since 2001. The Orange maintained its spot as the second-highest ranked team in the ACC, behind No. 2 Clemson.Seven teams ranked ahead of Syracuse lost this week, including four within the 10-20 rankings, who each suffered their third loss of the season. On Sunday, Syracuse was elevated to No. 13 in the AP Poll.Syracuse opened as a 21.5-point favorite over Louisville (2-7, 0-6), whom the Orange will face at home this Saturday in search of their eighth win of the year. The last time SU was 8-2 was in 2001, when SU won eight-straight after starting the season 0-2. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edulast_img read more

Hurling championship finals up for grabs this weekend

first_imgTwo more divisional senior hurling titles are up for grabs this weekend.Kilruane MacDonaghs and Kiladangan meet in the North decider.The latter’s manager Dan Hackett is hoping his side will perform on the big day… Kilruane boss Michael Ryan is delighted the club are in with a chance of winning a first title in just over quarter of a century.Throw-in in Cloughjordan on Sunday is at 2 o’clock – Tipp FM will bring you regular updates on the match.We’ll also have reports on the West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Final and the Mid Tipperary Senior Football Championship Final – both of which take place on Sunday as well.last_img read more

Jack Warner extradition proceedings approved

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General has signed Authority to Proceed (ATP) documents, clearing the way for extradition proceedings against ex-FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner, who is wanted in the United States on corruption charges, a court has heard.The case was then adjourned until Friday after lawyers asked for time to review the documents. Warner is among nine officials of world football’s governing body, along with five sports marketing executives indicted by U.S. prosecutors.He faces 12 charges related to racketeering and bribery. U.S. authorities have asked for him to be extradited in order to face the charges. Warner was arrested on a provisional warrant in May.Warner, the former president of CONCACAF, the confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean and an ex-FIFA vice-president, has denied all wrongdoing.The 72-year-old is also at the center of one of the key elements in the indictment – a $10 million payment from South African football officials to CONCACAF, which U.S prosecutors allege was linked to Warner’s support for South Africa’s bid to host the 2010 World Cup.Lawyers for Warner asked Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington to discharge their client because Attorney General Faris Al Rawi missed a Sept. 16 deadline for signing the ATP. Queens Counsel James Lewis, representing the state, however, said that there was no reason to discharge Warner since the documents were now signed. Wellington asked for time to review the documents and the arguments from lawyers representing the state.Al Rawi was sworn into office on Sept. 9, two days after the People’s National Movement (PNM) won the general elections.On Sept. 16, he communicated with the Chief Magistrate’s office that he needed additional time to make a final decision on the ATP documents.Warner, a former government minister, lost his seat in Trinidad and Tobago parliamentary in elections earlier this month.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more