Syracuse women’s basketball falls 1 spot to No. 21 in Top 25 poll

first_imgEven though Syracuse has won its last four games each by at least 11 points, SU dropped one spot to No. 21 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, its lowest ranking of the season.Three weeks ago, the Orange climbed to No. 11, the highest-ever ranking in program history. Over the next two weeks, SU dropped and remained at No. 20.Four-time defending national champion Connecticut stayed at the top spot after beating No. 2 Notre Dame, 72-61. Five other Atlantic Coast Conference teams were ranked in the Week 6 poll: No. 7 Florida State, No. 8 Louisville, No. 13 Miami, No. 18 Duke and No. 24 Virginia Tech.After blowing out Niagara by 49 points on Saturday, behind Brittney Sykes’ dominant performance, SU gets the week off from games. The Orange plays next in the Florida Sunshine Classic Dec. 20-21. Conference play begins at No. 8 Louisville on Dec. 29. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Paparazzi turn tables on stars

Two freelance photographers are suing Denise Richards and Pamela Anderson, charging that Richards assaulted them when they tried to take her picture and that the women lied about the scuffle. According to the lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Richards and Anderson were at the River Rock Casino Resort in British Columbia, Canada, on Nov. 9, 2006, to work on the upcoming film “Blonde and Blonder.” When Richards saw Scott Cosman and Rik Fedyck taking her picture, according to the lawsuit, she became enraged, called them “paparazzi scum” and other names, assaulted them, seized their laptop computers and threw the laptops over a hotel balcony. Afterward, they said, Richards and Anderson “made repeated false and defamatory statements to law enforcement and various media outlets which were deliberately calculated to embarrass, humiliate and ridicule plaintiffs.” The photographers, who seek unspecified damages, said the incident caused them to lose revenue and caused them emotional stress. – Associated Press Snoop banned from U.K. entry British authorities denied rapper Snoop Dogg a visa for a series of planned concerts, publicists for his tour said in a statement Saturday. Snoop Dogg, co-headlining a European tour with fellow star P. Diddy, had been expected to play five dates in Britain. A spokeswoman for the Home Office said she couldn’t comment, but did point out that foreign citizens could be barred from entering the country if there were concerns about their presence. In April 2006, the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and five other men were arrested on charges of violent disorder and starting a brawl, and spent the night in jail after trouble flared when some in his party were denied entry to British Airways’ first class lounge at Heathrow Airport. Seven officers suffered minor injuries and one suffered a fracture to the hand. Snoop Dogg was previously barred from entering Britain in May 2006. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more

UPDATE One dead another pulled from river after I5 crash

first_imgA series of crashes involving four vehicles Monday night on the northbound Interstate 5 bridge near Woodland resulted in the death of one man and serious injuries to two women.Ronnie Walker, 61, of Spokane was struck by a vehicle and died instantly.Investigators with the Washington State Patrol closed all three northbound lanes for more than five hours as they pieced together the circumstances of the pileup. The incident started at 9:25 p.m. as a single-vehicle wreck when Sarah Aguilar, 34, of Longview lost control of her Durango SUV, crashed into the inside barrier on the bridge and came to a stop in the left lane, according to Trooper Steve Schatzel, a spokesman.Laura Dunham, 34, of Woodland was in a light brown Ford Focus along with her son, Mitch. The pair stopped behind the Durango to help Aguilar.Several other vehicles, including one containing Walker and his brother, stopped in front of the crashed Durango. On foot, Walker came back to help, too.last_img read more