continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU, its credit unions members and staff continue to send donations to the American Red Cross in Texas to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.“We are tremendously saddened to see and hear about the devastating impacts Hurricane Harvey is having on the city of Houston and its people. Our thoughts and prayers are with them,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “With families being uprooted and their lives forever changed, we are reminded in these moments of the need to come together as one community and give our time and resources where possible.“As we donate to the American Red Cross in Texas, we stand ready to help our Texas credit union members as they go on serving their communities in the coming months of recovery,” Berger added. “We are thankful for the recovery assistance currently underway, and will continue to do everything we can to support these efforts.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse accepted an invitation to play in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl Thursday, SU Athletic Director Daryl Gross announced at an afternoon press conference. ‘We have such a great announcement,’ Gross said. ‘It’s not the biggest secret in the world, but we have accepted a bid to play in the Pinstripe Bowl.’ The Pinstripe Bowl will take place Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. The Orange will face off against Kansas State, which accepted a bid to the bowl Friday. In addressing the media Friday at an afternoon press conference, SU head coach Doug Marrone said the bowl trip was a ‘dream come true.’ ‘This team has accomplished a great deal, and this is a great reward for us,’ he said. ‘We talked about it all year. We have our goals that we all signed on for.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text On Thursday, Gross rarely stopped beaming during a 14-minute press conference in which he wore cufflinks that displayed the interlocking ‘NY’ logo of the New York Yankees. After Syracuse’s season ended last Saturday with a 16-7 loss to Boston College, talks between the Yankees and Syracuse started to heat up. The Pinstripe Bowl gets the fourth selection from the Big East. But with the ‘mutual attraction’ between the two parties, Gross said it made sense to accept the bid now than to wait for other bowl possibilities. ‘We’re elated,’ he said. ‘We’re happy to be back at a bowl. To be in the Pinstripe Bowl is a really nice thing for us. Like Doug (Marrone) said, if we’re not going to be in a BCS bowl, there couldn’t be a more perfect bowl for us to be in.’ Later, Gross added that the novelty of the bowl made it such an easy choice for the department to accept. The bowl is the first in the New York City area since the 1981 Garden State Bowl in Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. It is the first bowl in New York since 1962, when Miami played Nebraska in the Gotham Bowl in the original Yankee Stadium. ‘It’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime type of event,’ Gross said. For a team and program attempting to market itself as ‘New York’s college team,’ a trip to the Pinstripe Bowl in perhaps the most iconic stadium in New York can ‘only enhance that,’ Gross said. ‘It couldn’t be any better,’ he said. ‘There we are, for a whole week, to take over the town and paint it Orange. Not just taxi tops. We’ll be playing down there, as well.’ Marrone grew up in the Bronx, about nine miles from Yankee Stadium. His grandfather worked as an usher for Yankee Stadium. So for the SU head coach, the bowl will also be a trip home, making it all the more special. ‘I don’t know how many coaches get to play in a venue that they grew up around their entire life,’ Marrone said. ‘I think it is, without a doubt, a dream come true to go home.’ Mark Holtzman, the Pinstripe Bowl’s executive director, was on hand during the Syracuse men’s basketball game against North Carolina State Saturday to present Marrone and SU with an official invite. ‘We’re still high-fiving,’ Holtzman said of Syracuse’s inclusion to the bowl after the presentation. ‘The smile hasn’t worn off.’ In Marrone’s second season at the helm, the Orange returned to a bowl game for the first time since 2004. Its 7-5 record was the first winning season for the program since 2001. And it came after a 4-8 season last year that led to a preseason pick of seventh in the conference in the Big East media poll. But SU surprised with four road victories in the Big East, including signature wins at South Florida and West Virginia. In its final road conference win at Rutgers on Nov. 13, it clinched bowl eligibility with a 13-10 victory over the Scarlet Knights. [email protected] [email protected] Published on December 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments
“I have no idea at this point,” he said. “I’ll consider my family. Sitting down and considering everything, but my family is a huge part of what I’ll do. I don’t have an answer for you right now.”OK, that’s something. The Cavs have a chance – or would if they weren’t so awful. Now we can move on, as LeBron almost certainly will.ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who presumably got it from James’ people, listed seven teams LeBron would talk to, but someone was being exceedingly diplomatic, with the operative words “talk to,” rather than “might go to.”Cleveland?Only if LeBron has a martyr complex, which he does not.Miami?Yeah, right. This is LeBron being nice after breaking their hearts in 2014. Playing with his pal, Dwyane Wade, with the respect he has for Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra before getting walked over by Boston in the East?Boston?Makes little sense. LeBron’s people may be signaling Cavs owner Dan Gilbert they’re open to going somewhere where he can trade LeBron for a young star like Jayson Tatum. The Celtics, who went to Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, will now send out a raft of coveted young players for the 33-year-old James?Golden State?As if. This looks like just going for maximum leverage, listing all the teams that could be interested. After all the sneering the Warriors endured for signing Kevin Durant, they would reconfigure their assets – and further close what window they have – with the 33-year-old LeBron?The other three – Houston, Lakers, Philadelphia – are the most viable, probably in that order.(The 76ers just kicked GM Bryan Colangelo aside after the report that he and his wife used several burner Twitter accounts to criticize Sixers players – and might now hire LeBron’s old fave from Cleveland, David Griffin. I’d guess that still leaves them at No. 3.)Everything went as the Lakers hoped … until the end when Houston lost, leaving the Rockets hungry and/or desperate.Nor was it good for the Lakers to see the Cavs come from 3-2 down against Boston and get manhandled by the Warriors again.LeBron might conclude that if he wants to beat a super team, he needs to be on a super team. That would be more Houston, with James Harden and closest friend Chris Paul, than the Lakers with Paul George and a young supporting cast.Questions abound:First and foremost, where do LeBron’s wife and kids want to be if it’s not Cleveland?(Hint: Hope for the Lakers? They’ve spent more time here in the summer, where LeBron owns two $10 million-plus homes. No one visits Houston in the summer if they can help it.)Does Harden, the biggest ball dominator of all, want to play second fiddle to LeBron?Can Houston GM Daryl Morey dump enough players to clear LeBron’s $36 million?In the absence of anything to do in this series, the press complained the Warriors were far too dominant, prompting GM Bob Myers to note that being entertaining was “not in my job description.”Actually, the Warriors are as entertaining as it gets. The East remained lame.Since MJ left the Bulls in 1999, the West leads 14-6 – and that’s with the Cavs’ historic rally from 3-1 down in 2016.The real question remains why they don’t seed the playoffs. The upside is better matchups, like Houston-Golden State as the real Finals. The downside is travel – which they’ve already discounted by going from a 2-3-2 to a 2-2-1-1-1 Finals.Nevertheless, LeBron vs. the Warriors was as popular as mismatches get. After Finals TV ratings of 11.3, 11.4 and 11.6, this sweep will come in around 10.0 – in the ballpark with the 10.6 the 2017 World Series got for the Astros’ seven-game victory over the Dodgers.It’s a charmed time for the NBA. James and Steph Curry were free to air their plans not to visit the White House before President Trump disinvited the winner before it was even decided.Unlike the NFL, a sitting duck with ratings issues (a higher level than any U.S. league ever dreamed of), the NBA wasn’t subject to further presidential wrath. Its players all stand for the national anthem, as called for in the bargaining agreement. They feel no need to protest further, having done just that since the “I can’t breathe” movement in 2014 when the Lakers were one of the teams donning those T-shirts.Over? This isn’t over?If entertainment waned recently, summer is just warming up. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt was worse than a mismatch. It was a mismatch with a broken hand. LeBron acknowledged breaking his right hand, punching a whiteboard after Game 1, after which he went from his superhuman 51 points-8 rebounds-8 assists numbers to a mere 27-9-10 the rest of the way.Happily for the NBA, LeBron kept it secret or Games 2-3-4 might have gotten a 0.0 TV rating.LeBron’s people said he was enraged that a block on Kevin Durant was changed to a charge on him upon review – and not at J.R. Smith, who blew a chance to win it with a close-in shot because he didn’t know the score.Or not. If LeBron didn’t really want to lay out J.R., he knew they might have blown the best chance they’d get to win a game, not to mention the impossible dream of taking the series.Let’s hope no one was holding his breath to see what LeBron gave away when his season ended, which was of course … nothing. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Is that all there is?Like anyone out there expected anything else.There was little buildup for the latest and probably – and thankfully – last Warriors-Cavaliers matchup. Instead, people talked about LeBron James’ greatness that was held to be Michel Jordan-like (thankfully, no more having to listen to that); his charitable endeavors (vast), including funding a school; his intention of visiting the White House (none).Installed as historic 10-1 underdogs, the Cavs lost 4-0, leaving without a fight in a 20-point Game 4 loss, compared by ABC’s Mark Jackson to Roberto Duran’s “No mas” when he quit against Sugar Ray Leonard.
CHARLES CITY — An Ottumwa man is under arrest after a high-speed chase through Charles City. The Charles City Police Department says they tried to pull over the suspect shortly after 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in the 900 block of North Grand Avenue for a registration violation. The suspect refused to stop and led police on a chase reaching speeds over 25 miles per hour over the posted speed limit before the suspect lost control of his vehicle in the 1800 block of Cleveland Avenue. At that point law enforcement tried to box in the suspect, with the suspect attempting to get away, ramming a patrol car. 22-year-old Tylor Rooney was arrested and charged with assault on a peace officer, eluding, failure to maintain control, operating while intoxicated, driving while suspended, operating a non-registered vehicle, failure to have insurance and multiple stop sign violations. Authorities say additional charges are pending.