Syracuse football recruiting: 2017 OL Dakota Davis commits to Orange

first_imgClass of 2017 offensive lineman Dakota Davis committed to Syracuse on Friday, he announced in a tweet. Scout.com first reported the news. Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2017Tommy DeVito, Syracuse football QB commit, named to Elite 11 Final GroupClass of 2017 3-star wide receiver Joshua Palmer commits to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 wide receiver Nykeim Johnson commits to the OrangeClass of 2017 linebacker Tyrell Richards commits to Syracuse Facebook Twitter Google+ The Glenelg (Maryland) High School product is ranked with two stars by Scout and unranked by 247sports.com. He picked Syracuse over offers from Connecticut, Ohio and Old Dominion, amongst others.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAccording to his Hudl.com profile, Davis — 6 feet 5 inches, 310 pounds — runs a 5.50 40-yard dash. He also bench presses 300 pounds and squats 435.Davis is the seventh commit to the Syracuse’s 2017 recruiting class, and the fourth commit in the past week. He’s also the first offensive lineman in Syracuse’s class.You can track the entire Class of 2017 here.Here is Davis’s junior year Hudl highlight tape.center_img Comments Published on June 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Juventus make De Ligt world’s most expensive defender

first_imgThe Turin-based club, now coached by former Chelsea mentor Maurizio Sarri, were keen to bring new blood into an ageing defence that features 34-year-old Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, 32.De Ligt played 117 games for Ajax in all competitions, scoring 13 goals. He scored the winner in Turin as Ajax eliminated Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.De Ligt has played 17 times for the Netherlands, forming a formidable central defensive partnership with Van Dijk.He took over the captain’s armband at Ajax in March 2018, making him the club’s youngest ever captain.De Ligt said Ronaldo had urged him to join Juventus after the two faced each other for their countries in the Nations League final in June won by Portugal.Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman says De Ligt “will become one of the best defenders in the world in a short time”.De Ligt is the latest big-money summer transfer following the 120-million-euro deal that took France striker Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona and the 126 million euros that Atletico splashed out on 19-year-old forward Joao Felix from Benfica.After a disappointing 2018-2019 season, Real Madrid have strengthened with the acquisition of Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard from Chelsea for an initial 100 million euros, with another 34 million euros in potential add-ons.Premier League champions Manchester City bought Spain international Rodri for a club record 70 million euros (£63 million).Share on: WhatsApp Matthijs de Ligt during Juventus medical. PHOTO via @juventusfcenRome, Italy | AFP | Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of 75 million euros ($84.2 million) plus add ons.The 19-year-old agreed a five-year contract with the Italian champions.Juventus said in a statement the fee would be paid over five financial years, with “additional costs” of 10.5 million euros.The combined fee makes De Ligt the world’s most expensive defender, surpassing the 84 million euros Liverpool paid to sign his Netherlands teammate Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton in 2018.De Ligt is Juventus’ third most expensive signing after the 105 million euros they paid to buy Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in 2018 and the 90-million-euro transfer of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli in 2016.De Ligt had also been linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain after his impressive performances for a young Ajax side that reached the Champions League semi-finals last season.His Ajax teammate, 22-year-old midfielder Frenkie de Jong, has already joined Barcelona.In a deal hammered out by his powerful Italian-born Dutch agent Mino Raiola, De Ligt will earn a basic annual salary of 7.5 million euros that could reach 12 million euros with bonuses, according to reports in Italy.“The sporting project proved decisive” in De Ligt’s decision to choose Juventus. “For a defender, Italy is always an ideal place.”– Ageing defence –last_img read more

UPDATED: Bombers edge Brookswood 1-0 at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers will play for fifth spot at the 16-team BC High School Girl’s AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby.Naomi Perkins scored the only goal of the game to lead LVR to a thrilling 1-0 win over Brookswood Friday afternoon in playoff action.LVR advances to meet Bellenas of Parksville on Vancouver Island in the consolation round match Saturday.LVR finished the round robin draw in second spot with a 2-1 record.Perkins, Wheeldon score to lead Bombers to 3-0 win at AA Soccer Championships in BurnabyNaomi Perkins scored twice and Jenna Wheeldon added a single as L.V. Rogers Bombers shutout Crofton House of Vancouver 3-0 in the final round robin game Friday at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Burnaby.LVR finishes the round robin draw with a 2-1 record.The Bombers now advance to meet the second-place finisher today at 12:45 p.m. Bomber girls rebound at AA Soccer Championships in BurnabyThe L.V. Rogers Bombers managed to bounce back from an opening round loss to finish Day one of the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Burnaby with a 1-1 record.LVR edged Holy Cross of Vancouver 2-1 to remain in the hunt for the division title.Allie Zondervan an Emma Wheeldon each scored once to lead the Bombers offensive attack.The Bombers led 2-0 at the half.Holy Cross cut into the margin but LVR held on for the win.LVR opened the tournament losing 3-0 to St. Michael’s University of Victoria.The Bombers struggled for most of the game against the Island power.LVR, representing the Kootenay zone at the tournament, closes out the round robin draw at 9 a.m. Friday against host Crofton House of Vancouver.The top team in each of the divisions in the 16-team tournament advances into the final four Friday.The tournament final is set for Saturday afternoon.last_img read more