Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sports

Orange ends Cards' dream of perfection

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ryan Nassib threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns in his final home game as Syracuse handed No. 11 Louisville its first loss of the season, 45-26 on Saturday.

The senior led an offense that gained 524 yards. He surpassed Donovan McNabb for second in passing yards in school history (behind Marvin Graves), set a Big East record by reaching 738 completions and set a school season record with 3,114 yards of offense.

"We played mistake-free football, just tried to play our game and not do too much and had fun doing it," Nassib said.

Sophomore Teddy Bridgewater was 36-of-49 for 426 yards and three touchdowns for Louisville, which fell into second in the Big East, behind Rutgers, by allowing a season high in points. It can still win the league by beating Connecticut and Rutgers.

"This was the worst game we ever played. They came out and got us," Louisville safety Hakeem Smith said. "There's not a lot of talking (in the locker room) right now. We just have to push on. We're going to bounce back."

The Orange racked up 339 yards of offense in the first half in taking a 31-13 lead. Nassib threw two touchdown passes to Alec Lemon.

"We knew coming in Louisville plays man to man," said Lemon, who caught nine passes for 176 yards. "It came down to who wanted it more. We harped on it a lot: We need to win every play."

No. 24 Rutgers 28, Army 7: The host Scarlet Knights scored three touchdowns over the final nine minutes. Tied at 7, the Black Knights' Chris Boldt shanked a 9-yard punt to the Army 45-yard line. That set up Brandon Coleman's second touchdown catch of the game, a 31-yarder. After a three-and-out, Army sailed a snap over its punter's head, setting up Rutgers at the 1. Savon Huggins ran it in from the 2. Safety Duron Harmon returned a fumble 73 yards in the final minute.

Cincinnati 34, Temple 10: The visiting Bearcats scored on four of their final five first-half possessions. Senior quarterback Brendon Kay made his first career start, replacing ineffective Munchie Legaux. He was 13-for-21 for 244 yards and touchdowns of 75 and 65 yards, and ran seven times for 71 yards.

Comments
Rodney Page’s takeaways from Rays-Yankees

Rodney Page’s takeaways from Rays-Yankees

1. SS Willy Adames had a nice night, and there appear to be many more in his future. He had two hits, an RBI and an inning-ending leaping catch on a line drive by Didi Gregorius in the fifth.2. DH C.J. Cron needs to shake things up. Take a different ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Marc Anthony pays a visit to the Trop

Marc Anthony pays a visit to the Trop

By Allana BarefieldTimes Staff WriterST. PETERSBURG — Latin pop star Marc Anthony visited Tropicana Field on Friday to see his beloved Yankees play the Rays.Anthony spent nearly an hour on the field before the game as fans and players surrounde...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rays journal: Daniel Robertson’s return crowds up infield

Rays journal: Daniel Robertson’s return crowds up infield

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays reinstated INF Daniel Robertson from the 10-day disabled list (left hamstring strain). To make room, RHP Austin Pruitt was sent to Triple-A Durham."It's out of my mind. I don't think about (the hamstring) when I'm bend...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Brady Singer, Gators eliminated by Arkansas at CWS

Brady Singer, Gators eliminated by Arkansas at CWS

Times wiresOMAHA, Neb.  —Defending champion Florida failed to win a third straight elimination game, losing to Arkansas 5-2 Friday night and departing the College World Series.The Gators (49-21) had to win to force a rematch. The Razorback...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rays hang on for a 2-1 win over Yankees

Rays hang on for a 2-1 win over Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG – Many times this season the Rays' strategy of opening the game with a short reliever and using the bullpen to finish hasn't had much success.Friday wasn't one of those nights.A total of six pitchers held the Yankees and their va...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Sports on TV/radio for Saturday, June 23

TODAYArena FootballAlbany at Baltimore7:30 p.m.CBSSNAutosF1: French Grand Prix10 a.m.ESPN2Monster Energy Cup: Toyota/Save Mart 350 qualifying2:30 p.m.FS1IndyCar: Kohler Grand Prix qualifying6:30 p.m.NBCSNTrucks: Eaton 2008:30 p.m.FS1BaseballRangers a...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rowdies fall to Penn FC

Rowdies fall to Penn FC

By Darek SharpTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — For the second time this season, Penn FC got two goals from a former Rowdie that led the way to a win over Tampa Bay.Lucky Mkosana doubled his season total Friday in a comeback 2-1 win before an...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Ronald Darby’s friend: Jameis Winston got into second Uber ride alone

Ronald Darby’s friend: Jameis Winston got into second Uber ride alone

New details emerged Friday night about the Uber ride in Arizona in March 2016 that led to Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston's three-game suspension to start the upcoming season, including the fact that Winston was in a car that night with a former Vand...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Lightning re-signs backup goalie Louis Domingue to 2-year deal

Lightning re-signs backup goalie Louis Domingue to 2-year deal

The Lightning has re-signed one of its restricted free agents in backup goalie Louis Domingue, who will be back with Tampa Bay on a two-year deal worth $2.3 million.Domingue, 26, was acquired from Arizona in November after he had posted a 4.33 goals-...
Published: 06/22/18
Lightning names ex-player Jeff Halpern as new assistant coach

Lightning names ex-player Jeff Halpern as new assistant coach

The Lightning has filled one of the openings on Jon Cooper's coaching staff, announcing Friday  that former Tampa Bay forward Jeff Halpern has been hired as an assistant coach.Halpern, 42, has spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the ...
Published: 06/22/18