Clips of the Week: April 12, 2013

first_imgOur favorite web videos from the week that was:1. Rumbling Stumbling Bumbling BaldThe story of how a group of passionate climbers, the Access Fund, and the Carolina Climbers Coalition saved Rumbling Bald, a gneiss bouldering field in North Carolina.Rumbling Bald: Open Access from Access Fund on Vimeo.2. The Greatest GenerationFrank Moore is an American hero who landed at Normandy in 1944, a fly fishing legend, and at 90-years-old, still casts a fly like a boss. This is a teaser about making a feature documentary on Moore’s return to France to fish the rivers he could only briefly see, and not fish, while fighting Nazis. Inspiring stuff. When I told my own 90-year-old WWII vet grandfather about it, I asked him if he got in any fishing while ship hopping around the Pacific Theater teaching explosives engineering. His one word reply: “No.”Frank Moore: Mending the Line from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.3. ChompySome NSFW language here, but I’ll give this guy a pass. You will too after seeing the vid.BONUS SHARK VIDEOPursuing the Catch trailer from Cinematic Code on Vimeo.4. Hope to Feel This Way in My Lifetime, About AnythingThis video features Aleksander Gamme on day 86 of his South Pole Exhibition as he reaches a food cache. You can turn on the captions for the translation, but that will only be useful until the :54 second mark, when the language becomes universal.5. Southern Smoke SmokedWe’ll wrap with another climbing video from the Red River Gorge.  This kid is 13-years-old, Southern Smoke is 5.14c: you do the math. Have a great weekend!last_img read more

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Freshman Paduda dominates at faceoff X, gives Syracuse chance at victory

first_img Published on April 17, 2013 at 12:55 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Cal Paduda gave Syracuse every chance possible. For once, the Orange had a distinct advantage at the faceoff X.Paduda, the freshman who barely saw action prior to Saturday, was absolutely dominant at the X in Tuesday’s loss to Hobart. SU may have fallen 13-12, but at least one long-standing question appeared answered: Syracuse has its faceoff man.“Some of it’s a matchup thing,” SU head coach John Desko said. “I think Cal’s been doing a great job for us, especially in the game tonight.”Paduda won 20-of-28 faceoffs he took Tuesday night as the No. 3 Orange (9-3, 3-1 Big East) won 20-of-29 as a team. For the fourth time this season, Syracuse won the majority of the faceoffs. Paduda had played just five games all season, and more than doubled his total faceoff wins on this night alone.From the opening whistle, Paduda set the tone. He tied up Hobart (6-6, 2-3 Eastern College Athletic) midfielder Gryphin Kelly at the X for nearly 10 seconds on the opening draw before winning the faceoff to himself.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree days earlier, in a win over Rutgers, Paduda won just six faceoffs, but frequently tied up the Scarlet Knights’ faceoff men at the X to create 50-50 opportunities. On Tuesday, he created consistent wins.“Last game, he did a good job of mucking it up on the faceoff and turned a few of them into ground balls and didn’t get anything out the front,” Desko said, “and tonight, I just thought he did a good job in all ways.”It allowed Syracuse to reel off four straight goals and surge to an 8-4 lead late in the first half. Paduda won 8-of-11 faceoffs in the second quarter, including 3-of-4 during the Orange’s 4-0 run.“Hats off to him. He dominated,” said Hobart midfielder Charles Sipe, who went a paltry 2-for-13 at the X. “We didn’t have any film on him. We were scouting (Brendan Conroy and Chris Daddio), so they kind of threw us a curveball there.”Paduda arrived at SU hoping to become the solution to the problem that so frequently plagued Syracuse. He spent a gap year training with Long Island Lizards faceoff specialist Peter Vlahakis of Major League Lacrosse to shore up his ability at the X.He wasn’t able to overcome Daddio on the depth chart early in the season, but as the junior has struggled, Paduda has carved out a role. He kept the Orange in the game against RU, then essentially ran Kelly from Tuesday’s game — the same Kelly who won 14-of-21 at the X in the Statesmen’s previous game, a win over then-No. 20 Bellarmine.But Paduda deflected all individual credit after the game, instead crediting SU’s stable of capable faceoff men.“We have four really good faceoff guys,” Paduda said. “Brendan Conroy, Elliott Burr and Chris Daddio — we all challenge each other every day in practice, so it creates a really healthy environment for us to grow and get better at the X. So today was an accumulation of all of our efforts.”Even as Syracuse was unraveling in the fourth quarter, Paduda did all he could.After Hobart midfielder Derek Akner scored to even the score at 12 with 2:21 remaining, Paduda settled in at the X to face Kelly. Paduda knocked the ball backward to the edge of the Orange’s defensive zone, where Drew Jenkins sat all alone. But the SU midfielder botched the ground ball and Hobart attack Alex Love came away with the possession to fire the game-winner past Syracuse goaltender Dominic Lamolinara.Paduda won the next faceoff, but the Orange couldn’t capitalize. For the day, Paduda’s career effort was squandered, but he’s given SU a long-term revelation.“We’ll sit down and watch film and look at the Georgetown guys and see what they do and see which is the best way to counter it,” Desko said, “but no reason not to go.” Commentslast_img read more

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Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Nets added another spurt to lead in the fourth quarter, but behind 32 points from Booker and a stellar final period by T.J. Warren, the Suns rallied to beat Brooklyn 122-114 on Tuesday night.“We called a timeout and we came together,” Booker said. “Our problem last year, when teams used to go on a run, it used to be a domino effect. We used to get down on each other, start arguing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMike James had 24 points, and Warren scored 14 of his 20 points during the fourth for the Suns, who were up 83-65 with 5:58 to go in the third quarter after Booker pulled up with a 19-foot jumper.Then Brooklyn rallied, and Phoenix seemed headed for a disappointing defeat after Ronda Hollis-Jefferson’s basket gave Brooklyn an eight-point lead with 6:35 left in the fourth. 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At the end of the day, I put the blame on us.”Warren and James combined on a 7-0 run that closed the lead to 106-101 with 6:15, forcing the Nets to call a timeout.“I thought Warren really hurt us,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He had some big offensive rebounds at the end and we couldn’t keep off him. I think Devin Booker attracts a lot of attention.”After a miss by the Nets, Warren tipped in Booker’s failed layup to initiate a 9-0 run capped by Dragan Bender’s 3-pointer that gave the Suns a 116-108 lead with 2:03 left in the game.MEMORIAL MOMENTA moment of silence was held prior to the national anthem at Barclays Center after a man in a rented pickuptruck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11.LATE ARRIVALThe Suns’ bus to the arena was delayed by the terror incident, which happened two blocks away from their hotel.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix played for the fourth straight year on Halloween, improving to 8-9 on the holiday. … Tyson Chandler grabbed 13 rebounds.Nets: Brooklyn has lost five straight games played on Halloween, dropping to 6-8, including 5-5 at home. … Reserve forward Quincy Acy (left groin strain) missed his second straight game. … Brooklyn committed a season-low seven points and edged the Suns 22-13 in fastbreak points.UP NEXTSuns: Visit Washington on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for the start of a five-game road trip. Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) defends Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) who loses control of the ball while shooting for two points in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. The Suns defeated the Nets 122-114. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — When Brooklyn ran off 17 straight points to erase an 18-point deficit in the third quarter, Phoenix guard Devin Booker thought back to last season, when his teammates often bickered among themselves when they faced huge deficits.This time, the Suns remained steady.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Before that, Suns interim coach Jay Triano had gambled on Warren, who started the fourth with five fouls,as Brooklyn’s defense clogged Booker, who only managed two points in the last 12 minutes of the game.“We had to risk putting him back in the game just to get our offense going,” Triano said. “When they lean all over Devin Booker, it opens up space for T.J., and he got us going in the fourth quarter when we needed baskets.”The Suns, who lost a tough one at Portland on Saturday, quickly answered with a 24-8 run for their first win on their five-game road trip.Phoenix outrebounded Brooklyn 66-44, with Alex Len coming off the bench to lead the way with 15.D’Angelo Russell scored 33 points and Hollis-Jefferson had 21 for the Nets, who’ve lost three straight after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers last Wednesday at home.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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