Ads on the YouTube masthead—as the video on the top of the homepage is known—generally run for an entire day. The exact duration of Trump’s ad buy and financial details were unclear, but estimates for the space range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than $1 million a day.YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, lets advertisers target users based on a variety of factors, though it recently limited those options for political content. The Trump campaign bought the digital real estate nationwide, one of the people familiar with the deal said, both of whom asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.YouTube declined to comment on the deal but said it’s common for political advertisers to purchase masthead ads. After buying an ad, candidates can choose to surrender the space or restrict it to certain regions, a spokeswoman for the company said. “In the past, campaigns, PACs, and other political groups have run various types of ads leading up to Election Day,” she wrote in an email. “All advertisers follow the same process and are welcome to purchase the masthead space as long as their ads comply with our policies.” A spokesman for the Trump campaign didn’t respond to requests for comment.The move is likely to reinforce a feeling among many political analysts that Trump’s embrace of digital advertising gives him a distinct advantage over his Democratic rivals. The Trump campaign could spend as much as $500 million on digital ads and strategies, Brad Parscale, the president’s campaign manager, has said. In the immediate run up to the US presidential election and on Election Day, the homepage of YouTube is set to advertise just one candidate: Donald Trump.The president’s reelection campaign purchased the coveted advertising space atop the country’s most-visited video website for early November, said two people with knowledge of the transaction. The deal ensures Trump will be featured prominently in the key days when voters across the country prepare to head to the polls Nov. 3.While the bulk of digital ad spending typically focuses on targeting specific messages to certain audiences, the top spot on YouTube is more akin to a Super Bowl TV ad. About three-quarters of U.S. adults say they use YouTube, exceeding the reach of even Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center. In 2012, President Barack Obama’s campaign bought the YouTube masthead for Election Day before Mitt Romney had even secured the Republican nomination, according to Teddy Goff, Obama’s former digital director. “This gets to a structural problem inherent in having a contested primary against an incumbent,” said Goff, now co-founder of Precision Strategies, a consulting and marketing firm.Trump and Hillary Clinton each ran masthead ads at various times in 2016. Trump spent more money online that year than Clinton and continues to outspend most Democratic rivals now. A major exception is Michael Bloomberg, whose campaign has spent $36.9 million on Google ads, according to statistics released by Google. That’s double what Trump has spent with the company. Both Trump and Bloomberg ran YouTube masthead ads last year.Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive officer of YouTube, said in an interview with “60 Minutes” aired in December that some of Trump’s ads were rejected for violating company policies. The news program reported that more than 300 video ads submitted by the Trump campaign were taken down by Google and YouTube.Many digital ads are bought and sold through automated systems, but that wasn’t an option for Trump’s Election Day purchase. To reserve space this far in advance, advertisers must work directly with Google sales representatives.Online political advertising in the current election cycle will total $1.34 billion, more than double the levels of the last presidential election, according to EMarketer. The research firm estimates that digital spending will account for 19% of all political advertising. Facebook Inc. is the favorite platform of political campaigns, and its lenient policies have been a subject of controversy. The social network allows politicians to make false claims in their ads, whereas Google does not. Facebook offers far more granularity for campaigns to target people who fit a specific profile.After Google limited campaigns’ abilities to use demographic targeting last November, some at the company have debated going further. Google has bristled at repeated accusations of political bias, particularly from Trump and other Republicans. One potential policy discussed inside Google was to disallow masthead ads on Election Day in favor of a nonpartisan banner reminding Americans to vote, said a person with knowledge of the deliberations. Ultimately, Google decided to keep its standard practice in place.Topics :
Japanese shipowner NS United Kaiun Kaisha (NSU) has signed another 25-year contract of affreightment (COA) to transport Brazilian iron ore with the world’s largest iron ore producer Vale on November 27, 2017.NSU said that the contract relates to the transportation of an estimated volume of 40 million tons throughout the contract duration to be carried out by the company’s newbuilding 400,000 dwt eco-type ore carrier.Under the terms of the deal, the charter will commence in the first half of 2020 on the service route between Brazil and China.“As NSU targets a large portfolio of domestic and overseas customers in accordance with its Mid-Term Business Plan (FY 2017-2019), NSU is confident that this new long-term business will contribute to efficient and stable transport for Vale’s export expansion strategy,” the company said commenting on the deal.This COA follows the 25-year contract between NSU and Vale concluded in December 2016 which will commence in the second half of 2019.
Messi has spent his entire professional career at Camp Nou, having risen through the La Masia ranks after joining the club from Newell’s Old Boys as a teenager. The diminutive playmaker has since established himself as one of the greatest players of all-time, winning a record six Ballon d’Or awards while setting new standards of excellence in terms of goals and assists across all competitions. Messi has helped Barca win 34 major trophies during his time at the club, including ten titles in La Liga and the Champions League, scoring a staggering 620 goals in 708 appearances. The Argentina international’s current contract is due to expire next year and, as he approaches his 33rd birthday, it has been suggested that he could move on to a new challenge before hanging up his boots for good. Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu expects Messi to see out his playing days at Camp Nou, but he has admitted on several occasions that going back to Newell’s at some point holds great appeal. Mascherano, who is currently on the books of Estudiantes, is hoping to see Messi join him in Argentina, suggesting family ties could play a key role in his final decision. Loading… Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has been backed to return to Argentina in the near future by Javier Mascherano, who says “anything is possible” in football. “Anything can happen in the world of football and it depends on his desire to play in Argentina,” the former Barcelona ace told Diario Sport. “There’s also the family aspect when he decides to live over here. These are personal issues and no one else can influence them. “If he decides to come here in the future, it’d be a huge jump in quality for our league and the country.” Mascherano received a hero’s welcome in his homeland after joining Estudiantes back in November, having spent 14 years in Europe after beginning his career at River Plate. However, the 35-year-old insists Messi’s return would be a far bigger story in Argentina, as he added: “[My return] would be nothing compared to Leo’s. He’s the best player in the world.” Messi will be back in action with Barca on Saturday, with a trip to the Mestalla to face Valencia on the cards. Read Also:Messi left out of Barcelona Copa del Rey tie against Ibiza The Blaugrana captain has contributed 14 goals and six assists to the club’s cause in La Liga this season, helping them rise to the top of the table on goal difference ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More
GREENSBURG, Ind. — INDOT is planning to close single lanes of State Road 3 beginning today.If weather permits, single lanes will be closed where the highway approaches Interstate 74.Crews are hoping to take advantage of the warmer weather to remove the temporary median crossovers that were placed during last year’s construction of the bridge.Traffic flow will continue on single lanes until the median crossovers are removed.There will be no ramp closures. Clean up and landscaping will need to be finished yet this spring.
Weaver, who had a pair of fourths as his best previous PASS finishes, started the feature on the outside pole and stood up this season’s hottest PASS driver, Garrett Bard, and 2020 winners John Walp and Christian Rumsey on a night when there wasn’t a lap without a two-, three-, or even four-car battle for the lead. SPRING RUN, Pa. (July 25) – Jeffrey Weaver brought a modest Pennsylvania Sprint Series resume into Saturday’s racing at Path Valley Speedway Park, but his track record took a huge leap when the former micro sprint racer earned his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win in one of the most hotly contested feature races of 2020. Jeffrey Weaver earned his career-first PASS feature win Saturday at Path Valley Speedway Park. (Photo by Frank Buhrman) Bard was able to best Walp for second on the last lap, with Rumsey, who had been looking for an opening to join the fight, coming home fourth. Brad Mellott, who had contested for the lead early and never fell far behind, finished fifth. On every lap, Weaver looked fully at home among the giants. Just before a lap 17 caution, Weaver slipped past Bard, who was running high, and on lap 20, he ended a multi-lap, side-by-side duel with Walp and took over first. By Frank Buhrman With Walp, who led 20 laps, and Bard fighting furiously for the lead, running lap after lap side-by-side in the middle grooves, Weaver hung onto third, maintaining a consistent ultra-low line. Feature results – 1. Jeffrey Weaver; 2. Garrett Bard; 3. John Walp; 4. Christian Rumsey; 5. Bradley Mellott; 6. Domenic Melair; 7. Scott Lutz; 8. Dylan Proctor; 9. Kenny Heffner; 10. Ken Duke Jr.; 11. Donnie Hendershott; 12. Justin Mills; 13. Kruz Kepner; 14. Larry McVay; 15. Landon Price; 16. Mike Alleman; 17. Dave Wickham; 18. Cody Hackenberry; 19. Andrew Boyer; 20. Kurt Knepper.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has been shocked by calls for Arsene Wenger’s head and insists he remains the right man for the job. Press Association While a place in the Gunners’ history books is assured, pressure is mounting on the Frenchman as, barring a miracle, the north Londoners’ trophyless spell will stretch to an eighth successive season. Saturday’s FA Cup exit to Blackburn was compounded by a 3-1 home defeat to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. With the league title already beyond them, large portions of Arsenal’s support base have called for Wenger to leave – something captain Vermaelen cannot understand. And the defender said: “Of course we’re behind him. He’s done a lot for this club. He still does a lot of hard work with us. He is the right man for the job.” He added: “We have to show it on the pitch as well. At the moment the results are not good. But we will work hard with him to get the results back.” Asked if he was shocked by the fact Wenger’s future is being question, Vermaelen added: “Yeah, I am actually. Everyone in football looks too short term. They don’t look at the long term, and he’s done a lot for this club. “It doesn’t mean that because it’s not going well at the moment we don’t stand behind him. You have to look at the long term. He is the right man for this club and we are all behind him.” That said, Vermaelen can also understand growing supporter unrest as Arsenal’s struggles continue. “Sometimes, as a player, you are frustrated as well,” he said. “If you lose you get frustrated but it’s not the right thing to act on, we have to stick together, work hard. We need each other. “They [the fans] must not forget that we need them because they belong to the team and to the club. “We must stand behind each other, that’s the only thing we can do.”
Forecasters say we need to be vigilant about the rough weather that is predicted to blanket the area from Sunday into Monday.A low-pressure system located at the surface in the Gulf of Mexico will bring a warm front across south Florida today, along with a good amount of Gulf moisture and wind shear. Another low is predicted to then move above the first one.That will provide enough motion for strong to severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes.Palm Beach County will begin to see what forecasters call an “unstable atmosphere” between 8 and 10 p.m. Sunday. That system will move into Martin and St Lucie counties after midnight.Thunderstorms that develop in an unstable atmosphere have the potential to develop rotating updrafts capable of producing a quick tornado spin-up, strong damaging winds and frequent lightning.The tornado threat appears to be maximized in our area between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. As a cold front reaches the region, the winds in the atmosphere will begin to turn out of the west, mostly ending any wind shear needed for tornadoes, although damaging winds could still be an issue until around 5 a.m.Overall, most of our area can expect heavy rainfall from 8 p.m. Sunday until the cold front clears the area by 8 a.m. Monday, along with localized flooding in poor drainage areas. Widespread flooding is not expected.A few widely scattered showers and overcast skies are expected Monday, with highs in the mid-70s.Mostly sunny skies are expected on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with highs in the low 70s Tuesday and upper 70s Wednesday.
… Guyanese contingent departs for IGG todayA contingent of 155, inclusive of athletes and officials, departed Guyana today for neighbouring Suriname, where they will compete at this year’s Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) from August 25 to 27.The games, a brainchild of former President Forbes Burnham, will be celebrating its ‘Jubilee Edition’ (50 years), having started in 1967 as a means of using sports to foster closer bilateral relations with Suriname.Guyana and Suriname will do battle in track and field, basketball, volleyball, swimming, cycling and football. With the exception of track and field and swimming, the other disciplines will have only male participants.IGG Basketball Kevon Wiggins“We anticipate that we should do fairly well since all the disciplines would have been participating at high level both locally and overseas throughout the year,” Director of Sport Christopher Jones told reporters yesterday at his Homestretch Avenue office.Jones said that he was pleased with the handling and preparation of the respective teams by the various associations, adding that he would have also been proud of the anxiousness of the athletes to represent the ‘Land of Many Waters’.“At least the ones at the various camps I’ve visited, they are excited and some of them had participated last year as well,” the Director of Sport said, noting, “their own prediction is they can win. There is hype and excitement amongst the Guyanese delegation to win these games.”Apart from track and field, cycling and volleyball where team Guyana rule supreme, the Dutch-speaking country hold the IGG titles for both basketball and football (male and female).TRACK AND FIELD TEAM:Girls: Toyan Raymond (100m, 200m), Binka Joseph (100m), Deshauna Skeete (200m, 400m), Kezra Murray (400m, 800m), Joanna Archer (800m, 1500m), Shaquka Tyrell (1500M, 3000m), Leyanna Charles (3000m), Chantoba Bright (long jump, triple jump), Tatyanna Blair (long jump, high jump), Virlyn Gibson (triple jump, high jump), Mian McPherson (shot put, javelin), Jamacia Scott (shot put, discus), Prudence Codrington (javelin, discus)Boys: Tyrell Peters (100m, 200m), Umkosie Vancooten (100m, 200m), Daniel Williams (400m, high jump), Samuel Lynch (400m, 800m), Daniel Melville (800m, discus), Murphy Nash (1500m, 5000m), Ronaldo Wishart (1500m, javelin), Rickie Williams (5000m), Anthony Williams (long jump, triple jump), Ronaldo Greene (long jump, triple jump), Tarique Boyce (high jump), Jermine Simmons (shot put, javelin and Lennox Henry (shot put, discus).Kenisha Headley and Quincy Clarke will coach the squad while Nadine Trotz and Carolyn Garraway will act as managers.BASKETBALL: Andrew Wiggins, Stanton Rose, Jermain King, Akeem Crandon, Timothy Thompson, Shamar France, Nigel Bowen, Jaheel Young, Aton Fileen, Jamal Gilkes, Andrew Johnson and Akil Vaughn.Abdullah Hamid is the team’s head coach, Kirk Fraser assistant coach and Troy Green manager.CYCLING: Adealie Hodge, Marcus Keiler, Cortis Dey, Jason Cameron, Shenika Barker, Yonka Barker and Deance Welch.SWIMMING: Andrew Gordon, Antonia Rodrigues, Daniel Scott, Nathon Hackett, Leon Seaton, Alex Winter, Nikita Fiedtkou, Teshana Hunter, Anna Isaacs, Accalia Khan, Kenita Mahaica and Lian Winter.VOLLEYBALL: Kirstoff Shepherd, Akil Vaughn, Omari Joseph, Hellod Singh, Andy Rohoman, Jaleel Roberts, Samuel Jordan, Ronaldo Bobb, Montel Denny, Daymyon Alahamad, Ronaldo Griffith and Kellon Leitch.IAAF World Youth silver medallist Daniel WilliamsFOOTBALL (FEMALE): Indera Amardeo, Vicky Jonannis, Althea Austin, Odessa Smith, Lendey Adolph, Anastacia Horsham, Shania Riley, Naomi Aaron, Ashana Williams, Stacy Adams, Amanda McKenzie, Tiandi Smith, Latesha Sutherland, Shontel Greene, Jamaica Hunte, Sasha Rodrigues, Anulissa Johnson and Selena Chan.Head coach Akilah Castello and assistant Tricia MunroeFOOTBALL (MALE): Jervis Cumberbatch, Simeon Hackette, Cecil Jackman, Jeremy Garrett, Kevin Padmore, Shomol Smith, Marriheo Eastman, Raushan Ritch, Orin Moore, Ryan Hackette, Ryan Dowding, Nixon Robertson, Chris Macey, Anton Peters, Shane Haynes, Brandon Atkinson, Sherral Daniels, and Lorenzo Miller.Head coach Sampson Gilbert.
UNDATED (AP) — Having secured a victory in the Belmont Stakes, Tiz the Law now faces an 11-week wait until the Kentucky Derby in a reconfigured Triple Crown series. In between, the bay colt who became the first New York-bred to win the Belmont since 1882 is being pointed toward the Travers on Aug. 8 in upstate New York, which is his home turf. Tiz the Law has five wins in six career starts by an average of 19 1/4 lengths. His only loss came at Churchill Downs last year, and he’ll get a chance to avenge it over the same track in the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5.SANTA ANITA-FATALITIESHorse injured, euthanized after race at Santa AnitaARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita has been euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December. Players want 70 games and $275 million more than teams are offering. They are worried that if a resurgence of the new coronavirus causes the 2020 season to be cut short, the deal being negotiated would lock in innovations for 2021 and lessen the union’s bargaining power. PGA-RBC HERITAGESimpson celebrates a Father’s Day win at Harbour TownHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Webb Simpson celebrated another victory on Father’s Day, this time with a tartan jacket instead of a U.S. Open trophy.In a wild sprint to the finish after a three-hour storm delay, Simpson ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine at Harbour Town and closed with a 7-under 64 for a one-shot victory over Abraham Ancer. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTHE ESPYSThe ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice UNDATED (AP) — This was a different version of The ESPYS. No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year’s top athletes and moments. The focus was on honors, the pandemic and racial justice. Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage for sparking a national conversation about mental health. Nelson Cruz of the Minnesota Twins was honored as the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year for helping his hometown in the Dominican Republic acquire public service needs. The show was hosted remotely by NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird of the WNBA. VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBBalk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag onNEW YORK (AP) — An email from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19.The executive committee of the players’ association was set to vote and reject MLB’s latest offer for a 60-game season on Sunday.Manfred says in an email obtained by The Associated Press that he really believes they are fighting over an impossibility on games. Manfred says the earliest they’ll be ready for players to report is a week from Monday, given the need to relocate teams from Florida. That leaves 66 days to play 60 games. Manfred says, “Realistically, that is the outside of the envelope now.” Dynamo Moscow reports coronavirus cases, game postponedUNDATED (AP) — Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov (GREE’-gohr DIH’-mih-trahv) says he has tested positive for COVID-19. His announcement led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) was scheduled to play Sunday. Dimitrov is ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist. He is the highest-profile current player to say he has the virus. His announcement on his Instagram page comes at the end of a week when the U.S. Open said it would go forward. The professional tennis tours have been suspended since March and are planning to resume in August.In other sports affected by the coronavirus pandemic: DERBY, England (AP) — A British superbike rider has died after being involved in a collision with another bike at an event on the Donington Park track in central England Sunday. Organizers of the No Limits Trackday event say Ben Godfrey died from the injuries he suffered from falling from his bike. Godfrey was 25 and raced in the British Superbike Championship. The No Limits Trackdays director described Godfrey as “a fantastic young man” and said he was “friends with so many people in the paddock, he was always smiling and had time for everyone.”OBIT-MAX TUERKFormer NFL, USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk dies at 26 Strictly Biz, a 4-year-old colt, fractured his right knee while galloping past the finish of the sixth race Saturday. The attending veterinarian determined it was an unrecoverable injury.Ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., Strictly Biz finished sixth among eight horses in the $51,000 race on the turf. Trained by Brian Koriner and owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, the colt had one win in four career starts and earnings of $29,000, according to Equibase. The California track’s spring-summer meet ends Sunday.BRITAIN-SUPERBIKERIDER DIESBritish superbike rider dies after crash at English track June 22, 2020 TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Thunderstorms Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway that was to mark the return of more fans to the track. The race, which was pushed back to 2 p.m. CDT today, is the first amid the coronavirus pandemic in which NASCAR opened the gates for up to 5,000 fans. The event was stopped several times for more than three hours of total delays.The race is the ninth for the elite Cup Series since the May 17 resumption, and restrictions are gradually being lifted. It was hardly an ordinary race day at Talladega Superspeedway, even before the lousy weather. The normal hordes of partying fans were nowhere to be seen. NASCAR-TALLADEGA-BUBBA WALLACE Noose found in garage stall of Bubba WallaceTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR says it’s investigating the discovery of a noose in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace on Sunday at the NASCAR race in Talladega, Alabama. Wallace is the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR’s elite Cup Series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties. F1-HAMILTON-DIVERSITYF1 star Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity — There’s been a setback in the Russian soccer league’s restart this weekend. Dynamo Moscow postponed its game Sunday after three of its players tested positive for the coronavirus. It’s the second game to be disrupted by the coronavirus since the Russian league restarted Friday after a three-month pause.— Newcastle beat 10-man Sheffield United 3-0 in the Premier League to virtually guarantee its top-flight status for another year and make the club an even more attractive option for its controversial potential buyers. The win at an empty St. James’ Park lifted Newcastle to 38 points and 11 clear of the relegation zone. The future of Newcastle has been one of the big talking points during soccer’s three-month shutdown. League officials are deciding whether to approve a takeover of the northeast club by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Chelsea rallied to beat Aston Villa 2-1. Chelsea strengthened its hold on fourth place and is five points clear of fifth-place Manchester United.— Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu (soh yahn yoo) closed with an even-par 72 to win the Korea Women’s Open in her first tournament in four months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryu won for the first time since the Japan Women’s Open in 2018, and it was her first victory on the Korea LPGA since 2015. Upon winning, Ryu offered her entire prize money of just over $200,000 for coronavirus relief funds.TRIPLE CROWN-WHAT’S NEXTBelmont winner Tiz the Law eyes ambitious summer schedule LONDON (AP) — Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton plans to set up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.The Mercedes driver says the aim of the Hamilton Commission will be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in.”Hamilton is the only Black world champion in F1. He has spoken widely about racism since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times, Hamilton said it would be a research partnership dedicated to exploring how motorsport can be used as a vehicle to “engage more young people from Black backgrounds with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and, ultimately, employ them on our teams or in other engineering sectors.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Simpson won the U.S. Open at Olympic Club in 2012. The U.S. Open has been scheduled to end on Father’s Day every year since 1976, but it was moved to September this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The RBC Heritage filled the spot on the schedule and Simpson, now a father of five, became a winner for the second time this year with a record score at Harbour Town.He didn’t have much of a choice with so many low scores on a soft course with little wind. He finished at 22-under 262, breaking by two the tournament record set by Brian Gay in 2009.NASCAR-TALLADEGAWeather delays NASCAR race at Talladega Update on the latest sports LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Tuerk, an All-America offensive lineman at Southern California who was drafted by the Chargers, has died. He was 26. USC announced his death on Twitter, but did not say when Tuerk died or provide a cause of death. Tuerk played for the Trojans from 2012-15. He was a freshman All-American and an All-Pac-12 first-team selection in 2014. As a three-year starter, he played under three head coaches — Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and Clay Helton. He was taken by the Chargers in the 2016 NFL draft, and played one game for the Arizona Cardinals before being cut in 2018. Do not enter text beyond this line.
Related Stories Syracuse seniors rejoice, reflect ahead of final fourQ&A with Syracuse legend Casey Powell Published on May 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DBWilson2 PHILADELPHIA — John Desko and Bill Tierney’s chess matches have a certain ebb and flow. One team tries to get up and down the field, firing shots at a rapid pace. The other milks the clock and waits for the best opportunity to score.Desko’s teams are fond of the former — it’s how the legendary head coach has guided Syracuse to five national championships. Tierney’s stick to the latter — it’s what made him so successful at Princeton before heading to Denver.That’s usually how it goes — but not this year.“They do nothing the same as the teams of the past,” Tierney said. “That’s what’s so great about them, so unique about them. They’ve changed their outfit and it just shows what a great coach John Desko is.”The tactical matchup between Desko and Tierney will be the usual contrast of styles on Saturday at 5 p.m. in Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, but the roles will reverse. It’s Tierney’s No. 4-seeded Pioneers that boast one of the nation’s most lethal offenses. It’s Desko’s top-seeded Orange that features a clamp-down defense that has held opponents to single digits in six straight games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd it’s a testament to Desko’s perhaps best-ever coaching job: Turning a team that usually runs up and down the field into one that controls the tempo and keeps a slower pace.“They’re one of the few teams you look at from front to back and there are no peaks and no valleys,” Tierney said.But the job Tierney’s done since arriving at UD rivals the one Desko has put together this season. Tierney took Denver from a middling program without much lacrosse history and turned it into one that is playing in its second final four since 2009 — which is also the last time SU appeared in the semifinal round.When Tierney first arrived at UD, he made a point to schedule Desko and Syracuse. The Pioneers usually got throttled.But along the way, Tierney has changed the way he coaches. No longer do his teams win the faceoff, hold the ball and shoot only when necessary.Now he’s taking a page out of Desko’s book, pushing the ball and running the offense at a cutthroat pace. No longer are blowout losses a usual occurrence.“I had more familiarity with Bill Tierney teams when they were in a Tiger uniform and it’s a different look,” Desko said. “It’s a different type of personnel than he’s had when he was at Princeton, and I’m just amazed at what a good job he’s done with a different university, different type players and how he’s changed the style of how they’re playing.”The Orange doesn’t need to do anything unusual to prepare for Denver. The high-speed style SU is used to occurs in practice more often than on game day this season, so Desko doesn’t need to change anything. The defense that has become arguably the best in the nation since the final weeks of the regular season goes up against an offense that can match DU’s speed every day during practice.“We never really have a settled practice,” Syracuse defender Brian Megill said. “When we scrimmage, we usually never blow the whistle, we get up and down.”The biggest change will be on Denver’s sideline. In each of the Pioneers’ first two NCAA tournament games, they faced a high-scoring Tewaaraton Trophy finalist. First, it was Albany attack Lyle Thompson, the nation’s leading scorer. Then it was North Carolina attack Marcus Holman, who led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring. The Orange features a Tewaaraton Award finalist of its own in midfielder JoJo Marasco, but he’s more a facilitator for SU’s deep offense than a go-to scorer.Marasco’s style of play is an unusual problem for Tierney to solve, and it’s led to Syracuse’s unusual style this season. No longer is there a Michael Powell or Gary Gait putting up 75 points — leave that to the Pioneers’ offense. It’s a different SU team than people are used to, but it has worked all the same.“You look at this group and you look at their scoring in some of their games,” Tierney said, “and some of their top players may not have a point in a game, but somebody else steps up. And that’s a credit to them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+