Published on November 4, 2018 at 10:34 pm Contact Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @A_E_Graham WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – No. 19 Syracuse racked up 264 yards on the ground Saturday, running in five touchdowns and picking up a 41-24 win against Wake Forest at BB&T Field.Behind 119 rushing yards from Eric Dungey and a dominant day from the front seven — including a strong individual performance from middle linebacker Ryan Guthrie — SU won its first ACC game in November during the Dino Babers era.Here’s whose stock rose and fell from the weekend.STOCK UP Chris FredrickAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite nursing a sprained ankle, Fredrick made seven tackles and snagged an interception in the fourth quarter.Lined up wide against Scotty Washington on the left side, Fredrick played inside the receiver as the pair ran into the end zone. Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman’s throw came to the inside of Washington, right into Fredrick’s hands.Without Ifeatu Melifonwu, who didn’t travel due to a hamstring injury, and Scoop Bradshaw struggling on the other side of the formation, Fredrick was a steady presence in the secondary. Eric DungeyDungey didn’t throw a touchdown pass on Saturday, but it didn’t matter — SU opted to attack Wake Forest on the ground.With the Demon Deacons honed in on passes, Babers made the adjustment to run the ball. His workhorse of choice: Dungey. The senior quarterback took 24 rushes for 119 yards and a touchdown.Facing a weak pass rush, Dungey felt little duress, but with no options downfield, he often opted to dash from the pocket. He took a 26-yard scramble for a dagger touchdown in the third quarter that put Syracuse ahead 35-17, at the time.A week after turning in one of his best passing performances, Dungey shouldered the load and went to work against Wake Forest.Ryan GuthrieGuthrie is in the midst of a three-game tear, most recently turning in an 11-tackle (five solo) performance that featured two sacks.Against the pass and the run, Guthrie found the football and made several tackles in space. He chased down a Wake Forest receiver inside the 10-yard line as the pair ran parallel to the goal line.Twice, Guthrie got to Hartman. On his second sack, Guthrie came downhill at Hartman as he rolled left out of the pocket. With no blockers, Guthrie pounced on the quarterback and swung him down for a seven-yard loss.In his last three games, Guthrie has had 31 tackles, including two sacks and three more tackles for loss.STOCK DOWNHealthWith linebacker Lakiem Williams and Melifonwu missing the trip with injuries, Syracuse got further banged up Saturday, as defensive back Tyrone Perkins, defensive end Alton Robinson and running back Moe Neal all went down with injuries.Neal and Robinson both walked off the field and appeared to be OK after the game. Babers didn’t offer much detail on the nature of their injuries but generally indicated they’re fine.Perkins spent Saturday night in a local hospital after injuring his left leg on a kickoff in the first quarter. Perkins will miss the rest of the 2018 season, and because he’s played in more than four games, he is not eligible for a conventional redshirt. Scoop Bradshaw Bradshaw got beat twice on double moves by Scotty Washington.The first time, fortunately for Bradshaw, Hartman overthrew Washington. He didn’t miss the second chance, though, as Washington easily strode into the end zone.Late in the game, while the game was in hand for SU, Bradshaw got called for a facemask in a scrum of tacklers.A week after being torched by Kelvin Harmon, Bradshaw followed up with another bad performance. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Ghanaian winger Frank Acheampong sat out Tianjin Teda’s visit to the Suzhou Sports Centre in a 2-2 draw against Chongqing Lifan on Sunday due to injury.Acheampong did not play at full fitness in the opening game of the season yet set up his teams lead in a 3-2 defeat to Shanghai SIPG. An aggravation of the ankle injury meant that he could not play full throttle as he was substituted in the 83rd minute.Coach Uli Stielike took the toughest decision of resting his talisman in anticipation of a full recovery ahead of Thursday’s game against Beijing Gouan.Speaking to the 2017 AFCON silver medalist, he admits that it was tough accepting the decision to be left out of the squad, but it was important to make that sacrifice as a precautionary measure.‘‘It’s tough I couldn’t be available to help my teammates in a tough game against Chongqing Lifang especially after we lost the first game’ He said.“We need to start collecting points to be competitive this season and we are not giving up despite several odds against us even before the start of the season.“We want to finish the season in the strongest way possible and it starts with us getting to and staying in winning ways.”Frank Acheampong has been directly involved in 44 direct goals for Tianjin Teda since joining the club two and a half seasons ago. He has scored 30 goals and assisted 14 times.The 26 year old is hoping to improve his record 18 goals involvement last season when he scored 9 and assisted 9.
AC Milan have confirmed Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has been transferred to German side Schalke 04.The club announced on its official website on Friday: “A.C. Milan wishes to communicate that Kevin Prince Boateng has been transferred to Schalke 04.”The 26-year-old arrived in Gelsenkirchen on Friday morning to undergo a medical at the Veltins Arena.Boateng played 100 matches for Milan and scored 17 goals after joining the club in 2010.Boateng was contracted to the Rossoneris until 2015.Despite featuring for Milan in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, the Ghana international is eligible to play for the Royal Blues in the Group stage
Telekom Austria ended September with 213,000 IPTV subscribers.The telco increased its A1 TV subscriber base by 14.6% year-on-year. It said ARPU for its A1 fixed line business increased by 1.3% to €32.2 at the end of September.
Satellite operator SES’s Brazilian subsidiary SES DTH do Brasil has secured frequency rights at two new orbital positions – 48° West and 64° West – following an auction organised by Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel. SES now has four years to make capacity available at 48° West and six years to make capacity available at 64°. At the 48° West position, SES will focus on multiple uses of fixed satellite services and will operate in C-, Ku- and Ka-bands.The 64° West orbital position will be exclusively for direct-to-home use. The exploitation rights are valid for 15 years, renewable once for the same period. SES invested a total of BRL59.8 million (€19.7 million) in securing the new slots.
Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has launched its planned new male-focused free-to-air channel Mega, using the frequency previously occupied by football channel GolT.Content on the channel includes iconic 80s science series Cosmos, fronted by Carl Sagan, Bonnie and Clyde and Justified, as well as some sport content including Champions League football highlights.Mediapro-owned GolT will now be available on pay TV platforms and on the internet. Mediapro plans to bring a Spanish version of Al Jazeera’s beIN Sport to Spain in August. The company is currently negotiating to secure carriage for the channel, which will provide coverage of Champions League and Europa League football as well as other international leagues, with pay TV operators.
Russia service provider Komkor, which operates under the Akado Telecom brand in the Moscow region, has made two key senior appointments.Akado has named Nikolai Kuzmenko as deputy CEO. Kuzmenko will focus mostly on enterprise business lines, technology strategy and network development. He was previously chief engineer and deputy CEO at Gazprom Telecom.Akado has also named Andrei Agayev as head of sales and consumer services, in charge of sales and marketing and subscriber retention.Agayev was previously head of the Ryazan branch of service provider Rostelecom.
UK football fans are “not getting a fair share of the benefits from TV rights deals”, according to Virgin Media.According to the UK cable operator, which has compiled a report on the impact of rising prices of football rights, “the consumer is paying more [and] is not able to watch all the live games on TV”. Virgin Media says that “in its auction of live TV rights, the kind of competition managed by the Premier League isn’t working”.According to the operator, the cost per viewer for Sky has increased from £400 (€530) in 2009-10 to £738 in 2014-15. If Sky attracts an audience average of 1.5 million per game in 2016-17, higher than its record 2011-12 performance, its cost per viewer will still increase to £928, according to Virgin Media’s calculations.Virgin Media calculates that BT, Sky’s main competitor for football rights, had a cost per viewer of £412 last season.The cable operator says that the £1.78 billion that the Premier League will take from BT and Sky each season under the current deals are the same amount as the total that the BBC spends on all TV programming. However the football rights deals generate only 504 hours of programming.According to Virgin Media, UK fans spend at least twice as much as other European fans to watch about half the number of games.The operator called for more matches to be made available, arguing that there is little evidence this would have an adverse impact on attendance at matches.The operator cited its own research as showing that 77% of football fans would like more live Premier League game son TV, with only 6% saying the are able to watch every match they want to on TV at home.“From next season, there will be only 168 games shown live in the UK out of a total of 380, yet fans will pay the highest prices in Europe to watch the games on TV,” said Virgin Media.The company also argued that there is little evidence that the vast sums of money now received by Premier League clubs is having a positive impact on English teams’ performance in international leagues.