Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star Michael Clark becomes 4th offensive lineman in 2016 class

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Offensive tackle Sam Heckel becomes 11th member of Class of 2016Syracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers lands 1st commit, 2016 OL Airon ServaisLiam O’Sullivan discusses flip to Syracuse: ‘Coach Babers just seems like a winner’Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 OL Noel Brouse decommits due to ‘coaching changes’Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 OL Cam DeGeorge becomes 5th decommit since Dino Babers’ hiring AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 6-foot-7, 277-pound Clark is ranked with three stars and as the 102nd best offensive tackle in the 2016 class by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. Clark, who attends Downington East (Pennsylvania) High School, is the only current 2016 commit from Pennsylvania. He decommitted from Maryland, another school that had a coaching change, two weeks ago.Clark joins Sam Heckel, Airon Servais and Liam O’Sullivan as offensive linemen in SU’s 2016 recruiting class. Heckel is the only one of the four that committed before head coach Dino Babers’ hiring. Two offensive linemen, Cam DeGeorge and Noel Brouse, committed to Scott Shafer’s staff, but have since decommitted. The previous coaching staff only planned on taking three offensive lineman in this recruiting cycle.Syracuse’s 2016 class now consists of nine players who committed to Babers and six that committed to Shafer. There’s less than two weeks until National Signing Day on Feb. 3. Comments Published on January 23, 2016 at 2:23 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Class of 2016 offensive lineman Michael Clark verbally committed to Syracuse while on his official visit, he tweeted Saturday afternoon. Clark is now the fourth offensive lineman in the class and 15th commit in total.Clark received an offer from the Orange on Friday afternoon after he arrived on campus. SU beat out Pittsburgh and South Carolina, the two other schools in his top three. As of Friday, he planned to take an official visit to Pittsburgh next weekend.last_img read more

Rio 2016, Day 15: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to our Live Coverage of the 15th day of the Rio Olympics. Catch all the live updates here.Live Updates:6.45 IST: Athletics Roundup: Men’s 4x400m Relay Final: USA win Gold in Men’s 4x400m Relay to bring an end to the Athletics events at this Olympics. Jamaica take Silver, Bahamas bag Bronze. Women’s 4x400m Relay Final – United States win Gold with a time of 3:19.06, Jamaica settle for Silver and Great Britain bag the Bronze medal. Women’s 800m Final – South Africa’s Caster Semenya wins Gold, Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba takes Silver and Margaret Wambui from Kenya bags the Bronze.Men’s 1500m Final – USA’s Matthew Centrowitz wins Gold, Algeria’s Toufik Makhloufi takes Silver and Nicholas Willis from New Zealand bags the Bronze.Men’s Javelin Throw Final – Germany’s Thomas Rohler wins Gold, Kenya’s Julius Yego takes Silver and Keshorn Walcott from Trinidad & Tobago bags the Bronze. 6.34 IST: Athletics: Paul Chelimo, who won the Silver medal in the Men’s 5000m Final has been disqualified. Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet gets the Silver instead while the Bronze goes to USA’s Bernard Lagat. 6.32 IST: Athletics: 37-year-old Ruth Beitia from Spain wins Gold in Women’s High Jump Final, Bulgaria’s Mirela Demireva settles for Silver, while Blanka Vlasic from Croatia takes Bronze. 6.20 IST: Athletics: Great Britain’s Mo Farah wins Men’s 5000m Gold to become only the second man after Finland’s Lasse Viren to win both distance track events (5000m & 10,000m) at consecutive Olympics. USA’s Paul Chelimo takes the Silver medal while the Bronze goes to Hagos Gebrhiwet from Ethiopa.advertisement.@Mo_Farah wins #gold in 5000m! Time=13:03.30 #Olympics #Athletics pic.twitter.com/OFwFscaYqx Olympics (@Olympics) August 21, 20166.15 IST: Athletics: Mo Farah takes the lead in the Men’s 5000m Final race with 4 laps to go.6.08 IST: Men’s 5000m Final: Mo Farah starts off the race by dropping down the pack.  6.06 IST: Coming Up: Men’s 5000m Final involving Great Britain’s Mo Farah.4.41 IST: Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties to clinch maiden Men’s Football Gold. Match had ended 1-1 after extra-time. Germany’s Nils Petersen missed the penalty in sudden death. Brazil’s captain Neymar then stepped up and scored the winning penalty to lead his country to Olympic glory at the historic Maracana stadium.  #BRA men’s #football:Atlanta 1996, Beijing 2008- #BronzeLA 1984, Seoul 1988, London 2012- #Silver#Rio2016- #Gold pic.twitter.com/YrfcsSLyho Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 2016….and he scores! @neymarjr scores the winning goal and #BRA take home the #Gold! pic.twitter.com/FjRpP7w6y2 Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 2016#BRA beats #GER in the shoot-out! #gold #football #Olympics #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/YcLzwPOsHV Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 20164.38 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalties – Brazil 4-4 Germany. Sudden Death now! 4.38 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalties – Brazil 3-4 Germany. 4.37 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalties – brazil 3-3 Germany. 4.37 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalties – Brazil 2-3 Germany. 4.36 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalties – Brazil 2-2 Germany. 4.35 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalties – Brazil 1-2 Germany. 4.34 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalties – Brazil 1-1 Germany. 4.33 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalties – Brazil 0-1 Germany.4.28 IST: Men’s Football Final: Penalty shootout will decide the winner of this match as 120 minutes have failed to separate the two side as Brazil and Germany stay level at 1-1 after extra-time. Can you believe it? A penalty shootout will decide the #Gold as the match ends #BRA 1 x 1 #GER after extra time. pic.twitter.com/bDyCL2rOos Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 2016 4.10 IST: Men’s Football Final: Brazil 1 Germany 1 after first-half of extra-time. 3.52 IST: Meanwhile, China’s Aisen Chen has clinched the Gold medal in Men’s 10m Platform Diving Final. Silver goes to Italy’s German Sanchez and the Bronze has been bagged by David Boudia of USA. Men’s #Diving 10m platform:#Gold – Chen Aisen #CHN#Silver – German Sanchez #MEX#Bronze- David Boudia #USA pic.twitter.com/B4hpPUGCVZ Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 20163.50 IST: Men’s Football Final: The match has gone into extra-time as Brazil and Germany stand level at 1-1 after regulation time. Neymar had put Brazil in the lead in the 26th minute but it was cancelled out by Germany’s Max Meyer in the 59th minute. Another 30 minutes to decide the winner of this match! More time needed to settle the #Gold! #BRA 1 x 1 #GER at the end of the second half. Extra time up next. #Football pic.twitter.com/nfyutOkkPv Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 20163.15 IST: Men’s Football Final: Germany draw level as Max Meyer beats the Brazilian goalkeeper with a right-footed shot in the 59th minute. Germany equalize with a goal from Maximilian Meyer. It’s now #BRA 1-1 #GER in the second half at the #Maracan Stadium ??advertisement Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 20162.47 IST: Men’s Football Final: Brazil lead Germany 1-0 at half-time thanks to Neymar’s goal in the 26th minute. Hosts also have had more possession of the ball at 56 per cent. Shots on Goal: Germany (4), Brazil (1); Fouls: Germany (9), Brazil (6).The fans went crazy as #BRA scored their first goal of the #Gold medal match at the @BlvdOlimpico pic.twitter.com/kNrGY8FLm2 Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 2016Brazil on top with the lone goal before the break. #BRA 1, #GER 0.Second half of #Football on the way. pic.twitter.com/cBNhENVd7S Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 20162.26 IST: Men’s Football Final: Brazil take the lead thanks to a stunning free-kick from their captain Neymar in the 26th minute. How @neymarjr celebrates his goal…#Football #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/eAW9nmL3Qz Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 20162.24 IST: Meanwhile, Russia beat France 22-19 to clinch the Gold medal in Women’s Handball Final.02.14 IST: Men’s Football Final: Both teams are playing attacking football early on in the match.  #Olympics head-to-head1952 quarter-final: #GER 4-2 #BRA AET1984 group stage: #GER 0-1 #BRA1988 semi-final: #GER 1-1 #BRA AET (2-3 PSO)&; FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 20, 2016#RUS wins 22-19 against #FRA in the women’s #handball #gold medal match! Congrats! pic.twitter.com/U2YD2jVZxK&; Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 201623:32 IST Nigeria beat Honduras 3-2 to take Bronze in men’s football. Congratulations @NicolaAdams2012 , 2x Olympic Champion!! ??????#Boxing #AIBA #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/9r0rPJQMJy&; AIBA (@AIBA_Boxing) August 20, 201622:28 IST Aditi Ashok finishes 41st in women’s golf. Inbee Park of Korea wins Gold. Women’s #golf has just finished!#Gold @InbeePark #KOR#Silver @LydiaKo #NZL#Bronze S. Feng #CHN#Olympics pic.twitter.com/xtXB9urkXt&; Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 2016 .@gwenjorgensen (#USA) takes #gold in women’s #triathlon#silver @NicolaSpirig (#SUI) #bronze @VixHolland (#GBR) pic.twitter.com/jnAGo9dbhg Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 2016. @OlympicGolf women’s final is currently underway #rio2016. #golf was at the #olympics 116 years ago. ??? pic.twitter.com/Us2JJa1zEU Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 2016K. Alizadeh Zenoorin won #bronze in #taekwondo (-57kg) becoming 1st #IRI female athlete to win an Olympic medal! pic.twitter.com/pBSSGzdyzi Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 201621.07 IST: NEWS! One more honour awaits Simone Biles at the Rio Games. The five-time gymnastics medalist – four of them gold – will carry the U.S. flag into Sunday’s closing ceremony, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Saturday.Biles was chosen by fellow U.S. Olympians in a vote. “It’s an incredible honor,” Biles said.Biles made her Olympic debut in Rio, winning team gold and individual titles in women’s all-around, vault and floor exercise, along with a bronze on balance beam. She’s one of only four women, and the first American, to win four golds in a single Olympics. Long Chen #CHN celebrates victory over Chong Wei Lee #MAS after the Men’s Singles Badminton Gold Medal match ????????? pic.twitter.com/UE9CbsDpl8 Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 2016L. Chen (#CHN) defeated @LeeChongWei (#MAS) to win #gold in men’s singles. #badminton #Olympics pic.twitter.com/EjQXtxDiRBadvertisement Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 201619.42 IST: BADMINTON! Chen Long of China beats world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 21-18, 21-18 to win men’s singles Gold. The stage is set and the Women’s #Triathlon is underway! Going to be an incredible race today in Copacabana. pic.twitter.com/WCQqgOTmWg Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 2016Congrats! #GER #gold #SVK #silver #CZE #bronze Men’s K4 1000m #CanoeSprint pic.twitter.com/jJewgimKzh Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 2016Congratulations! #GER #gold #BRA #silver #UKR #bronze Men’s C2 1000m #CanoeSprint pic.twitter.com/1JjmuWfRLx Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 2016Congratulations! L.Heath #GBR #gold M.Beaumont #FRA #silver S.Craviotto #ESP #bronze Men’s K1 200m #canoesprint pic.twitter.com/QKa4Mr9xKz Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 2016USA men’s basketball team reach Rio 2016 final after beating Spain https://t.co/kW37xgZ0fs pic.twitter.com/z0UyYP3R8T Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 2016It’s an incredible #GOLD medal for @Liam_heath ???????????? #Rio2016 #BringOnTheGreat pic.twitter.com/3ayZWz8B8I Team GB (@TeamGB) August 20, 201618.18 IST: BADMINTON! Axelsen Viktor of Denmark beats Lin Dan of China 15-21, 21-10, 21-17 to win men’s singles Bronze. 17.16 IST: NEWS! The Australian Associated Press says 10 Australian athletes have been detained in Rio de Janeiro for allegedly altering their Olympic credentials to improve their seats at the Australian men’s semifinal basketball game against Serbia. 17.07 IST: BADMINTON! Lin Dan of China vs Axelsen Viktor of Denmark men’s singles Bronze medal match gets underway. GOLFInbee Park takes a two-shot lead into the final round of women’s golf at Olympic Golf Course.Kiwi Lydia Ko, the No. 1 player in women’s golf, is on her heels. She made the first hole-in-one of her career as she raced into contention. Gerina Piller, an American who has not won on the LPGA tour (but perhaps best known for a clutch putt in the 2015 Solheim Cup), is also two shots back. India’s Aditi Ashok will be in action.SOCCERBrazil take on Germany for the men’s gold. in a rematch of nations that made it to the World Cup semifinals. The players are different in this under-23 game, but Brazilians are hungering for redemption after the humiliating 7-1 loss at home.As Brazil routed Honduras in the Olympic semifinals, the crowd chanted that Germany’s “turn is coming up.”Victory would give Brazil, led by standout Neymar after a disappointing start to the tournament, the only trophy it hasn’t won in soccer.Honduras plays Nigeria for the Bronze.BASKETBALLThe U.S. women take on Spain. seeking an unprecedented sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal. Spain, meanwhile, has assured itself of the first medal in women’s basketball in the country’s history.The two teams met in the preliminary pool and the Americans won by 40 points. They did have a healthy Sue Bird for that game. She missed the semifinal win over France because of a sprained right knee capsule but practiced on Friday and said she hopes to play.The Americans won their first seven games by an average of nearly 40 points and are scoring 102.3 points a contest.France faces Serbia in the bronze medal game.TRACK AND FIELDFresh off winning the 10 kilometer race in dramatic fashion, British standout Mo Farah is looking for his second double when the 5K sets off. Farah won the 5K and 10K in London four years ago.South Africa’s Caster Semenya has dominated the 800 meters this year and is a favorite to win the gold medal at 9:15 p.m. She kept plenty in reserve in the semifinals and still easily posted the fastest time. The silver medalist in London four years ago, Semenya has become the unwilling face of the controversial debate in track and field over women with very high levels of testosterone being allowed to compete.The women’s 4×400 relay is at 10 p.m. The Americans made it look easy in their heat Friday night, winning by more than 3 seconds over second-place Ukraine. Courtney Okolo ran the first leg, followed by Taylor Ellis-Watson, Francena McCorory and Phyllis Francis.Jamaica, the U.S. and Belgium had the top qualifying times on Friday night for the men’s 4×400 finals, which are being run at 10:35 p.m.Defending javelin champion Keshorn Walcott set the tone for the 10:55 p.m. final by leading qualifying. The Trinidad and Tobago thrower produced one of the surprises of the London Games four years ago when he won the Olympic title only weeks after winning the under-20 world title. World champion Julius Yego of Kenya didn’t get a qualifying mark until his third throw in the preliminaries.In the 1,500, Kenyans Asbel Kiprop and Ronald Kwemoi are good shots for medals at 9 p.m. Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi and American Matt Centrowitz hope to crash the party.American Chaunte Lowe is searching for her first medal in the high jump at her fourth Olympics and has the top jump of the season. Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch of Germany should also be in the mix. And keep an eye on teenager Vashti Cunningham, who’s the daughter of longtime NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham. BOXINGThe two most successful nations in Olympic boxing will meet with a gold medal on the line for the first time in 20 years. Standout U.S. bantamweight Shakur Stevenson and defending Olympic champ Cuba ‘s Robeisy Ramirez will end that drought at 2:15 p.m. in a fight that could resonate through boxing for years.British flyweight Nicola Adams also fights for her second straight gold medal against France’s Sarah Ourahmoune, and Cuban star Arlen Lopez faces Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev for middleweight gold.BADMINTONLee Chong Wei of Malaysia overcame two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China to advance to the finals against a younger Chinese star, Chen Long. Lee avenged his losses to Lin in the previous two Olympic finals. They play at 9:20 a.m.last_img read more