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Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about the St. John’s matchup

first_imgSyracuse (7-4) faces St. John’s (5-7) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange had lost four of its previous six before getting back on track with a 48-point win on Monday night. SU looks to pick up its second consecutive win for the first time since Nov. 22.Here are answers to your game day questions.How can you watch the game? The game will be broadcast on regional sports networks. In the Syracuse area, it will be broadcast on YES. Here are local listings for YES based on provider.• Time Warner: 321 (digital subscribers) and 53 (non-digital subscribers)• Verizon Fios: 576 (high-definition) and 76 (standard definition)• DirecTV: 631For those not in the Syracuse area, here’s a list of the networks that will be showing the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text• FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Carolinas• FOX Sports Sun• FOX Sports Midwest Plus/FOX Sports Indiana Plus• Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus• YES• NESN Plus• SportsTime Ohio• FOX Sports San Diego• FOX Sports Prime Ticket• ROOT Sports Rocky MountainThe game will be blacked out on ESPN3 throughout New York state and a large portion of the East Coast.Will Tyler Lydon be healthy to play? After straining his right Achilles late in the first half against Eastern Michigan on Monday night, Lydon will be a game-time decision on Wednesday against St. John’s. He was limited during practice on Tuesday.Will Tyler Roberson regain the minutes he once had? After playing 28.7 and 30.5 minutes per game over the past two years, respectively, Roberson has played just 18.3 minutes per game this year. Following Lydon’s injury, Roberson played 25 minutes against EMU, but with a healthy Lydon and a limited offensive game, Roberson’s minutes going forward are unknown.How do our beat writers predict the game will unfold? Check out their predictions, here.Anything else to know about St. John’s? Here’s a preview of the Red Storm. Comments Published on December 21, 2016 at 10:49 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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SHAME: Wilfried Zaha subjected to vile racial abuse prior to game against Aston Villa

first_imgHodgson praised Zaha for going public Zaha started for Palace in the game at Aston Villa One message read ‘you better not score tomorrow you black c***’ before the user added ‘or I’ll come to your house dressed as a ghost.’Zaha was also sent pictures of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group infamous for executing black people, and also an image of an edited box of cornflakes, which instead carried the words ‘c***flakes’ and showed a man with his face blacked up.The winger posted the messages on his personal Twitter account, alongside the caption: ‘Woke up to this today.’Speaking ahead of the game at Villa Park, Palace boss Roy Hodgson said he supported Zaha’s call to make the direct messages public, as well as condemning the content of them. “I think it’s important,” he said in a pre-match interview with Sky Sports.“I think it is being highlighted very much anyway with the Black Lives Matter movement, and everyone seems to be making such an effort to eradicate this type of behaviour.“It is very saddening on the day of a game that a player wakes up to this cowardly and despicable abuse.“I think it is right that Wilf made people aware of it; I don’t think it is something he should keep quiet about. Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has shared the vile abuse he woke up to on Sunday – which included pictures of the Ku Klux Klan and sickening racist taunts.Ahead of the Eagles’ trip to Aston Villa, Zaha took to Twitter to reveal shocking messages he was sent by a social media user called ‘jackdolan_avfc’, who appeared to be a fan of the Villans. “I think it is very good that our club, Aston Villa and the Premier League are doing everything they can to find out who this despicable individual is and one can only hope that they will get identified and they will get called to account and they will pay for these actions.“There is literally no excuse; there is no excuse at all.”West Midlands Police were quick to respond to Zaha’s tweet, replying from their official account: “Hi Wilfried, we are looking into who the owner of this account is and would encourage you to report it to your local police force too.” Source: Talk Sportslast_img read more