Gallery: Syracuse upsets No. 17 Duke, 68-65

first_imgSyracuse (19-7, 7-6 Atlantic Coast) shot 11-of-19 from 3 in the first half on Thursday. The second half didn’t come as easily though. The Orange scored just 25 points in the final 20 minutes. But when it mattered, Tiana Mangakahia knocked down her fifth 3 and SU got a key stop. It was enough to upset No. 17 Duke (20-7, 9-5), 68-65, in a crucial win as the regular season winds down. Comments Published on February 15, 2018 at 11:13 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale a ‘joke fight’, insists Dillian Whyte

first_imgThe 30-year-old has reeled off nine successive wins since losing to rival Anthony Joshua in December 2015, with that stoppage defeat the only blemish on his professional record.”Wilder should have fought me a year ago. We’ve offered him $15 million, and he’s going to make $1m or $2m fighting Breazeale. Why?” Whyte said. “I’m your No. 1 challenger, I’m a bigger name than Breazeale, I bring more to the table and I’m going repay you $15 million.”He just doesn’t want the fight. For some reason there’s something about me he sees that he doesn’t like – whether that the body punches, toughness or what, I don’t know.” Join DAZN to watch GGG in June and 100+ fight nights a yearWhyte had previously been set to take on Breazeale to decide who would become the mandatory challenger for the belt, only for the latter to then suddenly be elevated to the position.Now left in limbo, the Jamaica-born fighter has questioned why he has been overlooked by the WBC.”It’s a joke fight, it’s all politics,” Whyte told talkSPORT. “They’ve had no choice, they’ve been put in this position.”He shouldn’t be mandatory. I’ve been the number one for two years, I’ve won every single title outside the world title the WBC have to offer.”I don’t understand, how come he’s fighting Wilder?”Whyte also criticized Wilder for turning down a lucrative offer for them to face each other, believing his unbeaten rival is simply not keen to come up against him. Dillian Whyte has hit out at the WBC’s decision to order Deontay Wilder to defend his title against Dominic Breazeale, branding the fight a “joke.”The governing body issued a statement on Wednesday announcing heavyweight champion Wilder will face fellow American Breazeale next after failing to agree a deal for a rematch against Tyson Fury.last_img read more

Athens International Airport services alltime high of 241m passengers

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos has exceeded all expectations marking an overall increase of 11 per cent in passenger growth.The 2018 passenger traffic is a historic record for Greece, ypodomes.com reports, sharing the first available data showing that a total of 24,135,736 passengers were transported through the Greek capital’s airport.The previous year’s traffic (2017), was also a record for the country, with domestic and foreign passengers reaching an all-time high of 21.73 million.Domestic passengers in 2018 reached 7,730,539, marking a 5.6 per cent increase, whereas international passengers hit 16,405,197 an increase that goes over 13.8 per cent.Seeing that the airport has almost doubled its traffic in the five year period between 2013 and 2018 going from 12.5 to 24.1 million passengers, talks about further expansion have resumed.Back in 30 September, the Greek state represented by the finance minister, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and the Athens International Airport had signed a contract for extension, agreeing to a privatisation programme of 483.87 million euros, which still awaits to be ratified by the Greek Parliament.According to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) specifications, when airports reach 90 per cent of their total capacity, then their expansion plan has to commence.last_img read more