2020 DICK’s Sporting Goods Open canceled

first_imgAn additional factor in canceling came from the standpoint of the DICK’s Open taking place in New York state, and having less room to be flexible in comparison to events in parts of the country where there are less cases of COVID-19. “People that are suffering right now because of the pandemic, hotels, motels restaurants, retail, that’s where the economic dollars of the tournament normally end up, because this is the community we live in, because this is home, it makes it particularly difficult for those involved in the tournament.” (WBNG) — The DICK’s Sporting Goods Open tournament has been canceled for 2020.The event was set to take place at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott from August 10-16. In light of the news, Karedes confirmed the DICK”S Open tournament will return in 2021, and will celebrate the 50th year of professional golf in Endicott. Dates are not finalized, but Karedes expects the event to take place during its usual August time frame. This year’s DICK’s Open was set to be the 50th year of professional golf in the Southern Tier, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation. center_img To read DSGO’s full statement, click here. Karedes made note that the tournament being canceled has a significant impact on local charities and businesses. Tournament Director John Karedes said from a logistical standpoint, planning for the event was no longer feasible. As for considering rescheduling rather than a cancellation, Karedes said it was difficult to determine whether or not pushing it to September would have made a difference. last_img read more

Syracuse overcomes Ben Williams’ struggles at faceoff X, pulls out win over Duke

first_imgCHESTER, Pa. — When Ben Williams first played Duke in March, his 14-of-22 performance solidified what had mostly been hype through Syracuse’s first six games.But by the end of the first quarter of his second matchup with the Blue Devils on Sunday, SU head coach John Desko had already decided to pull his established starter to see if Cal Paduda could succeed where Williams could not.“I thought their guy had figured it out a little bit,” Desko said. “Ben had taken a bunch of faceoffs, just wanted to try something different. Wanted to throw a different person at him.”Paduda took just three faceoffs and won none of them. Williams, who had won 69 percent of his faceoffs entering the game, ended winning only 11-of-29, marking only the second game this season in which he’s won fewer than half of his attempts.But Syracuse was more efficient, scoring on 42.9 percent of its shot attempts compared to 32.6 for Duke, and was able to win despite a poor showing from Williams. As a result, No. 4 SU (11-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) eked out the 15-14 win over No. 6 Duke (11-5, 1-3) in the ACC tournament championship at PPL Park.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We remember what it’s like to play that sort of style where you got to play your possessions and defense has to be really sound because they might be playing a lot of it,” SU attack Kevin Rice said.In the first faceoff after Williams was put back into the game to start the second quarter, he and Duke faceoff specialist Kyle Rowe stagnated, each fighting for the ball as they crouched low to the ground, encircling the X. Finally, Rowe got the clamp and harmlessly flipped the ball up to himself as Williams unsuccessfully tried to chase him down.Rowe barely played in Syracuse’s 19-7 win a month ago. It was his brother Jack Rowe that finished just 12-of-26.“Kyle’s gotten better,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. “He’s gotten healthier. His timing is coming back. He feels better about himself…We really kind of put the last game to rest.”With Syracuse up 15-12, Rowe defeated Williams three straight times. The first led to a goal by Thomas Zenker off a rebound. The second ended in a Myles Jones goal just 24 seconds after the faceoff win. And with 2:30 left, Rowe won the last faceoff of the game, giving Duke a chance to tie for the first time in the second half.But the Syracuse defense held down the Blue Devils, regained possession and ran out the clock to secure its first-ever ACC championship.“Ben has been great all year,” Rice said. “So if we had to help him out a little bit in one game, then that’s the (least) we can do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Jennifer Ellison Brown: Muscle contraction and types of movement

first_img When a prime mover contracts, the antagonist muscle will keep some fibres contracting to exert a ‘braking’ influence to stop the prime mover moving the joint so hard that the antagonist are damaged. Sometimes this system fails, for example, when a sprinter is running flat out, he may tear the hamstring and quickly come to a painful stop. The muscles we use depend on the activity, whether it requires muscles in the upper body or lower body to work together for short periods, or both at different phases of the activity, or most of the muscles of the body vigorously for longer periods (wrestling). All muscles contract and develop tension. However, the type of resistance the muscles meet will determine the type of muscle action. There are three main types of muscle contractions: – Isotonic concentric the muscles shorten as they contract and the ends of the muscle moves closer together e.g.; the biceps when doing pull ups. Most sporting movements are of this type. – Isotonic eccentric the muscles lengthen as they contract under tension, the ends of the muscles move further apart. e.g. the bicep works in this way when the body is lowered from pull-up position. – Isometric contraction the muscles stay the same length as they contract, there is no movement so the ends of the muscle stay the same distance apart. Shoulder muscles work in this way during the tug-o-war activity and the stabilising muscles that hold parts of the body steady as other parts move in many sporting movements. When we perform sporting activities we move our limbs in many different directions to affect the type of movements needed to execute various skills. Special words are used to describe the movements: – Extension The limbs straighten at the joint, eg, reaching to catch a ball (netball) – Flexion The limbs bend at the joint, eg, bending the trail leg at the knee when clearing hurdles. – Abduction The limbs move away from the midline of the body. – Adduction The limbs move towards the midline of the body – Rotation Circular movement. Part of the body turns while the rest remain still, E.g. rotation of the hip to play a shot in golf. – Circumduction- The end of a bone move in a circle, e.g., bowling in cricket – Inversion A lifting of the medial border of the arch combines with a medial bending of the front of the foot. – Eversion A slight rising of the lateral border of the foot combines with a slight lateral bending of the front of the foot. – Pronation Rotation of the forearm so that the palm turns medially. – Supination Rotation of the forearm so that the palm turns laterally. Every movement that takes place in the body depends on muscles. They work by contracting. The cardiac muscles in the heart contracts to pump blood out of the heart. Involuntary muscles in the artery walls contract to squirt the blood along and voluntary muscles which will be the main focus work when needed. A voluntary skeletal muscle contains nerves, which carry messages to and from the brain. Therefore, a muscle contracts when messages from the brain race along the nerve fibres, telling them to contract. It relaxes when the messages tell the fibres to lengthen again. Muscles work in pairs or groups. They have to work in pairs because muscles can only pull, they can’t push. For example, the biceps and triceps work together to execute the arm curl movement. To flex the arm, the biceps contract and the triceps relax. To straighten it, the triceps contract and the biceps relax. Large numbers of pairs of muscles are needed to work together in the different ways for even simple body movements. The muscles take on different roles, depending on the movement that is performed. They can work as: – Flexors contracting to bend a joint – Extensors contracting to straighten a joint – Prime movers or agonist contracting to start a movement (biceps muscles perform this role in arm curl) – Antagonist relaxing to allow the movement to take place (the triceps muscles perform this role in arm curl) The biceps and triceps will swap places as the prime mover and antagonist when arm is straightened. – Fixators contracting to steady parts of the body to give the working muscles a firm base. (the deltoid perform this role in the arm curl) – Synergist reducing unnecessary movement when a prime mover contracts. They can also fine tune the movement (the brachialis in the forearm performs this role in the arm curl) PAINFUL STOPlast_img read more

Reports claim Austin would prefer to remain in London

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea and QPR…Speculation continues over the future of Charlie Austin after QPR rejected a £12m bid from Leicester.Rangers want £15m for the striker and Leicester’s bid was the first offer or approach they have had for Austin despite numerous reports of them receiving both.Newcastle were previously tipped to capture Austin but no move has materialised. However, the north-east media still insist Magpies boss Steve McClaren is in the running to sign him.The Northern Echo say Newcastle are ready to battle for Austin’s signing but the newspaper believes he would rather stay in London and join West Ham.Newcastle have been linked with Austin but have not made an approachThe Shields Gazette, which suggests Newcastle would be prepared to pay Austin big wages, believe the club are having to play a waiting game because he is stalling to see if Chelsea come in for him.Again the suggestion is that Austin, 25, would rather remain in the capital and join the Blues or West Ham.The Newcastle Evening Chronicle say Austin is McClaren’s top transfer target and the Magpies are ready to step up their apparent interest following Leicester’s bid.The Leicester Mercury reports that Leicester are expected to increase their offer in an attempt to sign Austin.Meanwhile, Radamel Falcao accepted a 50% pay cut to join Chelsea from Monaco on a season-long loan, according to the Daily Mail.The Daily Express claim Tottenham are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.Italian media reports have linked Spurs with the Serbian and the Express say Chelsea also want him.And Spanish newspaper Super Deporte has reported that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has asked agent Jorge Mendes to find a new club for Juan Cuadrado – just six months after the Colombian’s move to Stamford Bridge. Valencia are said to be interested.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Watch the Christmas Lights in Your Muscles

first_imgScientists use fluorescent tags to shine light on the biggest proteins in the human body.The caption of a photo in Medical Xpress is boring, but the photo itself is ready for Christmas! It’s a microphoto of the giant protein titin—largest protein in the human body—lit up in Christmas lights. Titin is essential to our muscles. The caption reads, “Remodelling of cardiomyocytes includes sarcomere assembly and growth (red and green stripes, 12 hours).” OK, now the plain English: cardiomycetes are heart cells. Sarcomeres are muscle structures containing titin. The cells come together (“remodelling”) in a programmed way to form sarcomeres, which make up our muscle fibers. But how did they get such a Christmasy picture at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine?As twinkling lights brighten the holiday season, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine researchers are cheered by red and green lights for an entirely different reason. Using colorful probes, a team has tracked the full lifecycle of titin, the body’s largest protein known to play a key role in muscle tissue. Observing titin from synthesis to degradation has provided novel insight into the formation of sarcomeres, the main contractile units of heart and skeletal muscle. The results were reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).Collage made from single cells expressing treen and red fluorescent titin proteins. Credit: Gotthardt Lab, MDCThe Christmas lights are added on for effect, just like people place lights on Christmas trees. But the structure itself, with its regular patterns looking like limbs on a Christmas fir tree, is very real. And when the lights go on, the tree itself becomes an object of beauty, just like the Christmas tree was beautiful in the forest.“Cardiomyocytes are highly specialized and cannot skip a beat,” said Michael Gotthardt, who heads MDC’s Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Cell Biology Lab and spearheaded the research. “We can watch how titin is made and inserted into the myofilament while everything is still working. It’s beautiful to see.“The scientists at MDC were surprised to find that titin is much more dynamic than earlier believed. It’s not just an idle scaffold. It moves in a choreographed dance. Everything in the insertion is coordinated carefully so that the heart never skips a beat. Imagine trying to do heart surgery in situ on a beating heart!The red and green fluorescent lights are attached to titin proteinsHeart muscle cells appear to have a pool of soluble titin spread throughout the sarcomere, ready to replace proteins damaged in the repetitive process of muscle expansion and contraction. Overextended proteins are moved out of the cells and then degraded. All of this happens over the course of a few hours, which sounds fast, but is actually much longer than for any other sarcomeric protein.Individual sarcomeres are organized into muscle fibers.Ribosomes are ready near the site to transcribe mRNA into titin as needed. The proteins are kept in a compartment ready for assembly, then are moved into position as needed. Spent proteins are removed in an organized manner.The body has about 700 named skeletal muscles, not counting smooth muscles and cardiac muscles.As we work our muscles, many coordinated steps are taking place at the cellular level beyond our normal experience. Scientists are just peering now into the secrets that people have been relying on for every finger, arm, leg movement and heartbeat since the dawn of creation.That’s a Christmas present to delight in more than anything you could find under the tree. Many live for 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100 years with these systems operating reliably without fail. “And they run on potatoes!” Dr A. E. Wilder-Smith would exclaim. These girls have no idea what wonders are going on inside their muscles.According to the Bible’s account of the pre-Flood generations, these systems worked in Methuselah for almost a millennium (989 years). Every moment of every day and night, Methuselah’s heart never skipped a beat. The performance of God’s creations vastly exceed the capabilities of the world’s greatest inventors. Should we not give thanks for these gifts? (Visited 94 times, 13 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more