Paris Saint-Germain agree to deal with Chinese brand Hisense

first_imgPARIS: French football giants Paris Saint-Germain on Monday announced the signing of a multi-year partnership with Chinese consumer electronics firm Hisense.”We are delighted to welcome Hisense to the Paris Saint-Germain family and to launch this partnership with this leading player in the consumer electronics and household appliance market,” said Marc Armstrong, director of sponsorship at PSG. Founded in Qingdao in 1969, Hisense has sponsored many major sporting teams and events in recent years, such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing and the Australian Open tennis tournament. “We are delighted to partner with Paris Saint-Germain, who are among the best clubs in the world in terms of their performance and the speed of their progress,” said Hisense International President Alex Zhu. Created in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain has enjoyed considerable sporting and commercial success since being purchased by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, winning 18 trophies including seven French Ligue 1 titles. IANS Also Watch: Nagaon DC’s Surprise Visit At District Hospitallast_img read more

Fast Reaction: Syracuse bullied in 45-21 loss to No. 17 Florida State

first_img Published on October 31, 2015 at 3:28 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With 56 seconds left in the first half and Syracuse trailing by a touchdown, Ryan Norton dribbled a squib kick that was easily recovered by Florida State at its own 42-yard line. Eric Dungey had just run for a touchdown and the Orange would get the ball to start the second half.Scott Shafer got in Norton’s face as he returned to the sideline and the Seminoles marched down the field in 47 seconds to take a 28-14 lead into the break. Syracuse’s offense didn’t score again.On a day where No. 17 FSU (7-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) was down starting quarterback Everett Golson and Heisman hopeful running back Dalvin Cook, its backups — and a star wideout — carried the Seminoles to a dominating 45-21 victory over Syracuse (3-5, 1-3) at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.Here are three quick observations from the game:Red-nosed reindeerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textFSU wide receiver Travis Rudolph evaded four SU defensive backs en route to a 75-yard touchdown the first play from scrimmage after Syracuse’s first score.SU’s Corey Winfield and Antwan Cordy fell to the ground after Rudolph corralled a deep ball in double coverage. Cordell Hudson went flying on a juke. Rudolph sent Winfield flying with a stiff arm before easing into the end zone.It tied the game at seven, but it only started Rudolph’s monster day of 191 yards and three receiving touchdowns. The very next drive resulted in a 45-yard bomb to Rudolph that put FSU ahead for good – leaving Hudson and Chauncey Scissum following well behind in pursuit – which yet again exposed an SU secondary that has struggled for the majority of the season.Mixed bagDungey, Syracuse’s freshman quarterback, struggled mightily throwing the ball, only tallying 120 yards with a 45.8 completion percentage.He did run for two scores, both from 1 yard out, which accounted for all of Syracuse’s points on offense but was unable to spark a unit in dire need of a boost to keep up with Florida State’s backup-driven machine.Several times, Dungey was on a visibly different page as his receivers, once hitting Sean Avant in the back of the leg on a floated ball to Jordan Fredericks and another time leaving a slant well in front of Brisly Estime, who appeared to slow his route.Deep non-threatsIncluding a 25-yard gain where Steve Ishmael mounted All-American cornerback Jalen Ramsey, SU’s starting wideouts only contributed two catches for 27 yards. Estime had a lone catch for just 2 yards. He did return a punt for a touchdown with the game well out of reach.A week after combining for 136 yards and a touchdown on 10 receptions, Syracuse’s top two targets were nonexistent. Dungey didn’t help in establishing a downfield rhythm and instead relied on the ground game, which got the Orange offense nowhere when it needed to go somewhere. Commentslast_img read more

Heyen: Syracuse needs to find an identity

first_img Published on November 19, 2018 at 1:04 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Comments Last season, a shutdown defense and NCAA Tournament run masked how bad SU’s offense was. With the additions Syracuse made for this season, progression should have followed. Two early wins seemed to show improvements.But at Madison Square Garden last week, Syracuse faced Connecticut and a top-tier backcourt, followed by then-No. 13 Oregon and 7-foot-2 phenom Bol Bol. Those teams made their open 3s, took advantage of Syracuse turnovers and crashed the glass hard. They also stifled an SU offense that still wasn’t up to par. The step up in competition exposed SU’s issues. But it wasn’t just a two-game blip. “We’ve gotta play much better offensively if we’re gonna be successful,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Our defense is nowhere near what it was last year … The only thing good about this time of the year is getting these things happen to you, we’ve got a long road to do, we’re a long ways away.”In their surprise run to the Sweet 16 a year ago, Syracuse embraced an identity as the team that did things right everywhere but on offense to make up for inefficiencies at that end. Winning can disguise problems, and that’s exactly what Syracuse’s season-opening two-game win streak did. Now, the offense has underwhelmed despite additions, and the defense and other aspects of the game have taken steps back. It’d be tough for the Orange to elevate all the aspects of their game. But for SU to avoid losses like its two at Madison Square Garden, it needs to embrace one as an identity. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s only our fourth game of the season and everybody’s acting like we lost, like we’re not in the Tournament or anything,” SU sophomore Oshae Brissett said. “We still have a shot, we just gotta win. Go back, practice harder, play harder and just be a better team.”Syracuse added the pieces to make an offensive leap: a college-ready shooter in Buddy Boeheim, a dynamic scorer in Elijah Hughes and positive improvements in Brissett’s jump shot. Added depth and a speedy freshman point guard, Jalen Carey, had Jim Boeheim expecting the team to play faster, allowing for transition points that were so limited when SU played six-deep down the stretch of last season.Yes, Frank Howard’s absence has limited that, but the Orange haven’t shied away from playing fast when the opportunity presents itself. They’ve still shown limitations there, as a lack of shooting allows teams to pack the paint in transition and restrict easy opportunities. When junior Tyus Battle saw an opportunity to push the pace off rebounds, he did. But against UConn and Oregon, the recovering defenders awaited him at the rim and made what could’ve been easy chances difficult.“If we score points, if our guys score that we think can score, we’ll be alright,” Boeheim said after the loss to Oregon. “If they don’t, we will not be alright. Pretty simple.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerIn the regular season opener, SU’s vaunted defense picked up right where it left off a season ago. The Orange held Eastern Washington to 34 points, an opposition low in Carrier Dome history. It even looked like Syracuse had added a frequent full-court press to the arsenal, as it racked up steals that led to easy buckets. The Orange shot 38.7 percent against EWU, but their defense made it a blowout. The same was true against Michigan State in March, when SU shot 35.7 percent, but their defense made another bad offensive night irrelevant. Facing both low-major and high-major opponents, Syracuse has proven that doing one thing extremely well can win it games.But then against Morehead State, a team KenPom.com ranks 212th in the country, nearly the same as EWU, Syracuse allowed 70 points. SU regained production from last year’s leading scorer, Tyus Battle, who put up 23 after shooting 3-for-10 in game one. But the defense suffered, leaving the short guards of Morehead State space to operate outside. And the Eagles broke SU’s pressure enough that Boeheim called it off. By the time MSG rolled around, Syracuse’s defense was all out of sorts. Four UConn players hit multiple 3s, and the Orange allowed Eric Cobb to score 13 points and grab 13 rebounds. Cobb stands at 6-foot-9 and averaged 1.7 points a season ago, yet he had no problem making SU’s centers look “like kids,” Boeheim said. The Huskies finished with 83. Syracuse is the second-tallest team in the nation, but it hasn’t had a strong rebounding game all year.“We got crushed on the boards, crushed inside,” Boeheim said after UConn. “When that happens your missed shots come into play. We scored 76 points. We got crushed inside. Our bigs guys have to come up and play, or we’re going to have a problem.” A night later, Oregon put up 80 of its own and shot 50 percent from the floor. It was a far cry from the Syracuse defense that held a three-seeded Michigan State team to 53 points on 25.8 percent shooting last March. “We just need to pride ourselves more on the defensive end, go back to our schemes (from) last year,” Brissett said.As Boeheim has said time and again, it’s difficult to get everything down when SU’s “quarterback” and senior point guard Howard remains out with an injury. But even without him, four of the Orange’s starters from a season ago are healthy. In Buddy, Carey and Hughes, they’ve added three new rotation pieces and weapons on the perimeter. An identity might not matter against Colgate on Wednesday. But in Columbus against Ohio State, or at home against a ranked Buffalo team, or all through ACC play, it’ll be the difference between Syracuse’s ability to regain its preseason hype or crumble within its own lack of definition. So Syracuse better figure out what it is. And soon.Billy Heyen is an assistant sports editor for The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Madison Bumgarner’s possible last acts with Giants involve more history

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Seven different pitchers earned three World Series rings with the Giants at the beginning of the decade, including three of the most accomplished starters in franchise history.Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner earned the adoration of a fan base through their postseason exploits, but to reach the playoffs, all three needed to excel in the regular season, too.In what could be one of his final home starts at Oracle Park on Tuesday, Bumgarner turned in a performance …last_img

With Quinn Cook a restricted free agent, will he return to the Warriors?

first_imgIn a move that shows their intrigue with a player they groomed through varying roles, the Warriors extended a $1.8 million qualifying offer to Quinn Cook on Saturday to make him a restricted free agent, league sources told Bay Area News Group. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.With the move, the Warriors have three days to match or exceed any offer sheet that Cook receives from other teams once free agency begins on Sunday at 3 pm PT.It appears unclear what market demand Cook will …last_img

Chase Center ferries: How Warriors fans can beat game-day traffic

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors fans from the East Bay and North Bay who want to cruise past drivers stuck on congested bridges and gridlocked city streets on their way to the new Chase Center can now take ferries to attend games and concerts at the venue.San Francisco Bay Ferry and Golden Gate Ferry announced the details this week of their ferry services to the arena,  starting with Saturday’s exhibition game between the Warriors and Lakers, and next week’s concerts by the Jonas …last_img