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Justin Gilbert and Rashaad Samples need to race

first_imgSo all of this started when Rashaad Samples announced to the world that he ran a freshman-record 4.32 40 this summer.Ran a 4.32 forty today fastest time by a freshmen ever at OSU…— Rashaad Samples (@CoachSampUT) June 11, 2013Of course that’s a college 40 and for all we know Gundy had the industrial-sized fans blowing behind him, but whatever.Then Justin Gilbert retaliated — as the fastest man on campus should retaliate.https://twitter.com/thatboyfast/status/344504247938854914Then David Ubben suggested this:True story: If #okstate setup a Gilbert/Samples race and charged a dollar for tickets the first week of classes, it could sell 2500 of them.— David Ubben (@davidubben) June 11, 2013And here we are.For the record, it would get a lot more than 2,500.Also, I’ll set the line at Gilbert: 2-1 | Samples: 10-1 and let you guys do the wagering. Also, I’ll give you Clint Chelf at 3000-1 just for funsies.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Klopp resigned to losing Can this summer

first_imgTransfers Klopp resigned to Can running down his Liverpool contract Ryan Benson 12:31 1/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Emre Can Liverpool Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Borussia Dortmund Premier League Bundesliga Jürgen Klopp Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang The midfielder’s contract is nearing its end and the manager appears to have accepted that the he will leave for free Jurgen Klopp is seemingly resigned to losing Emre Can on a free transfer, but insists he has no complaints about him running down his contract as long as he continues to behave professionally at Liverpool.The Germany international has been linked with moves away from Liverpool for a long time, particularly since entering the final six months of his contract at the start of January.Juventus are said to be the favourites to secure Can’s signature if he does leave Anfield, with a move in this transfer window even mooted initially. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Klopp is adamant Can will not be departing before the end of the month, even if he looks likely to lose the player on a free transfer.”He’ll stay beyond the winter,” Klopp told DAZN . “Emre is still a young lad but he has developed into a great player and is very important for us.”Sometimes a player just wants to sit out his contract. That’s not cool for the club, but there are moments in which you have to accept it.”And as long as the player behaves like Emre does, then I have absolutely nothing to complain about. He gives everything he has and identifies with the club.”A loss to West Brom on Sunday saw Klopp’s Liverpool side dumped out of the FA Cup in the fourth round yet again , continuing a troubling trend for the German manager, with Can among the players who failed to stand out for the Reds in the loss . With Manchester City 18 points clear of the Reds in the Premier League, the Champions League is the club’s last realistic shot at a trophy this season. Liverpool face Porto in the round of 16 next month.   Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

AFC Cup: West & ASEAN playoff round-up

first_imgToyota Football Engine AFC Cup 2018: West Zone & ASEAN Zone Playoff 1st Leg Round-up Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:25 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Al Suwaqi vs Hilal Al Quds AFC.com Toyota Football Engine AFC Cup Al Suwaiq v Hilal Al-Quds Boeung Ket v Lao Toyota Hilal Al-Quds Al Suwaiq Lao Toyota Boeung Ket The first legs of the playoff stages of Asia’s secondary club competition saw tight clashes… The first legs of the West Zone and ASEAN Zone playoffs for the AFC Cup 2018 saw intense action this week. Let’s take a look at what happened in the tournament: 1) ASEAN Zone Playoff 1st Leg: Boeung Ket FC 3-3 Lao Toyota FC: Lao Toyota FC pulled off a thrilling comeback to secure a 3-3 draw away to Cambodia’s Boeung Ket at Phnom Penh in the first leg of the ASEAN Zone Playoffs, despite being 3-1 down with 11 minutes to go. Rogerio Maycon gave Boeung Ket the lead int he sixth minute before Kazuo Homma drew Toyota level. However, Maycon restored the home team’s lead before Khuon Laboravy made it 3-1.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Just as it seemed that the Cambodian team was in charge of the first leg, Frederic Pooda pulled one back in the 79th minute. Kazuo then set the stage for a grand stand finish as he scored his second of the night three minutes from full time. But there would be no winner on the night. 2) West Zone Playoff 2nd Leg:  Al Suwaiq 1-1 Hilal Al Quds Club (Aggr: 2-1):Oman’s Al Suwaiq advanced to the group stages of the AFC Cup 2018 after a 2-1 aggregate win over Palestine’s Hilal Al Quds Club. They drew the second leg in Muscat 1-1 and went through courtesy of a first leg 1-0 win. Mohammed Yamin gave Hilal Al Quds a dream start with a 19th-minute goal. However, Abdulaziz Al Muqbali restored Al Suwaiq’s advantage in the 69th minute and Hilal Al Quds hopes of advancing were dashed when Tamer Seyam was shown a second yellow card. Al Suwaiq will play in Group A alongside two-time defending champions Air Force Club of Iraq, Bahrain’s Malkiya Club and Al Jazeera of Jordan.last_img read more

Sam Curran, KXIP’s most expensive foreign player of IPL 2019, gives team new dimension

first_img No data available! scorecard view more view less graphs Sam Curran, KXIP’s most expensive foreign player of IPL 2019, gives team new dimensionIPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab bought Sam Curran for Rs 7.20 crore in the player auction. On Monday, he showed why he was worth the investment with a hat-trick vs Delhi Capitals.center_img commentary advertisement Rajarshi Gupta MohaliApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 11:36 IST Sam Curran had replaced Chris Gayle in KXIP’s playing XI for the match vs DC (IPL Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSam Curran was bought for Rs 7.20 crore by KXIP in the players auctionCurran was the 3rd most expensive player sold in the auction in December 2018Curran’s figures of 4 for 11, including a hat-trick, helped KXIP beat DC by 14 runs on MondaySam Curran was Kings XI Punjab’s most expensive overseas player in the auction held in December last year for the 12th season of the glitzy T20 league. On Monday, he replaced Chris Gayle as KXIP looked for a win against Delhi Capitals in a crucial match.Both teams were at 4 points and the winner would move to 2nd in the points table. Clearly, KXIP trusted their young recruit to do the job. Sam Curran opened the innings with KL Rahul but did not score as many as he would have liked.Curran, 20 years and 302 days, was even asked to bowl with the new ball and did a decent job to start with: 7 runs in the 1st over. For the rest of the game, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram took DC closer to their 167-rum target and it looked like they were cruising until Curran struck. Repeatedly.Delhi Capitals collapsed sensationally. They lost their last 7 wickets for 8 runs in a space of 17 balls and Sam Curran picked 4 of those wickets including a hat-trick.Curran became the youngest player to claim a hat-trick in IPL history after he replaced Chris Gayle, who is the fastest to 4000 IPL runs and the only man to hit 300 sixes in the IPL.The man of the moment, @CurranSM, takes us through #KXIPvDC | #SaddaPunjab #KXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/Dxtx4RYrfeKings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 1, 2019But Sam Curran wasn’t looking at stats. He was asked to bowl fast and take wickets. By the end of the game, Sam Curran did not even realise he had taken a hat-trick. He said he could not hear himself think as the Mohali crowd went berserk following KXIP’s thrilling victory.advertisement”I had no idea I had taken a hat-trick. My main focus was that last over when Rabada came and I knew his strengths and where I could bowl. I was always aiming for the stumps and toes.”When we won the game one of the players came up to me and told me about the hat-trick. I had absolutely no idea I had taken one,” Sam Curran said.”The crowd was so loud towards the end. I actually saw some of the fans leaving the stadium when DC needed 30 off 28, I’m sure those fans that went home are going to be very disappointed that they missed a great Punjab win,” Sam Curran said.”Thought that ball to Ingram was going for six!”End over heroes @CurranSM and @mandeeps12 discuss @lionsdenkxip ‘s win at Mohali. Sam reveled in his role as an opener while Mandy shares his game-changing moment! By @tanmoym #KXIPvDCFull Interview – https://t.co/Iwy8JCs3xE pic.twitter.com/X1gmOs9ebEIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 2, 2019KL Rahul was in top form last season and Chris Gayle played some special knocks but they weren’t enough as KXIP struggled through the summer. This year, the team looks potent and dangerous.Sam Curran’s all-round abilities have given KXIP great balance. Mohammed Shani has been in red-hot form for India and he brought his experience to play for KXIP. The pace attack suddenly has more teeth. Rahul, who struggled in the first two matches, found form against Mumbai Indians and Chris Gayle is never far away from a six-hitting spree..@DelhiCapitals Skipper Shreyas Iyer calls it right at the toss and elects to bowl first against the @lionsdenkxip #KXIPvDC pic.twitter.com/5x6KrAxIt6IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 1, 2019And when you add R Ashwin’s guile and M Ashwin’s skills in the spin department, you get a Kings XI Punjab that will be very difficult to beat as the season progresses.Also Read | KXIP hat-trick hero Sam Curran: Fans who left early would be very disappointedAlso Read | Got out of jail: R Ashwin after Sam Curran hat-trick wins KXIP thrillerAlso Read | IPL 2019: Sam Curran youngest player to claim hat-trick in IPL historyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sam CurranFollow Sam Curran hat-trickFollow IPL 2019Follow KXIP vs DClast_img read more

Government Entities with ICT Needs Encouraged to Get in Touch with USF

first_imgStory Highlights The Universal Service Fund (USF) is encouraging government entities with information and communications technology (ICT) needs to make contact with the Fund to be a part of the Technology Advancement Programme (TAP). The programme, which aims to train and place young people in organisations to conduct digitisation or to collect data in relation to the organisation’s specific field, began with the training phase on March 5, 2018. Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the USF, Deleen Powell, said that the Fund is already in discussions with some government agencies, but noted that there is still a need for additional entities. The Universal Service Fund (USF) is encouraging government entities with information and communications technology (ICT) needs to make contact with the Fund to be a part of the Technology Advancement Programme (TAP).The programme, which aims to train and place young people in organisations to conduct digitisation or to collect data in relation to the organisation’s specific field, began with the training phase on March 5, 2018.After the three-month training period, participants from the programme will be placed in various entities to help them meet their ICT needs.Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the USF, Deleen Powell, said that the Fund is already in discussions with some government agencies, but noted that there is still a need for additional entities.She is encouraging entities that have the capacity to engage young people in any kind of training in relation to ICT to contact the USF, “because at the end of the day, it is all about national development”.Additionally, Miss Powell said the USF is still encouraging persons to apply for the programme or make contact with the Fund, as they could be placed on a waiting list for the programme currently being administered, or for the second staging, noting that persons will be admitted based on the order in which they applied.She explained that after this first staging of the TAP, the USF plans to have a second, which will be able to accommodate 2,000 persons.The programme, which is being funded and executed by the USF, is currently catering to 1,000 persons.It will last for 12 months, with the first three months focusing on training, conducted by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), and the last nine months being the placement phase.last_img read more

UK court rejects Niravs bail for 4th time over fears he would

first_imgLondon: The UK High Court on Wednesday rejected Nirav Modi’s bail application, his fourth attempt as the diamond merchant fights his extradition from Britain to India in the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.In her judgment handed down at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Justice Ingrid Simler concluded there are “substantial grounds” to believe that the 48-year-old fugitive diamantaire would fail to surrender as he does possess the means to “abscond”. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCReiterating similar concerns as those raised by the lower court in the UK during previous bail hearings, Judge Simler ruled that after considering all the material “carefully”, she had found strong evidence to suggest there had been interference with witnesses and destruction of evidence in the case and concluded it can still occur. “The applicant has access to considerable financial resources, supported by an increased [bail bond security] offer of 2 million pounds,” the Judge noted. “It is difficult, in my judgement, to see how the UK is safe haven as there is no case of him being tried here There are still places in world one can escape to which are an even safer haven from Indian investigating authorities,” she said, countering Modi’s lawyers’ assertion that he did not have any incentive to flee the UK as he sees it as a safe haven of justice. The judge concluded that it is “difficult to predict” how Modi would react to developments in the extradition process, raising a strong incentive of failure to surrender before the courts to avoid returning to India. She also accepted the Westminster Magistrates’ Court concerns that the diamond merchant had been based in the UK for only a short period of time and had no significant ties to the country, making him a flight risk. Modi, who was not produced before the court for the latest bail hearing, remains in custody at Wandsworth prison in south-west London and is due to appear for his next remand hearing via videolink on June 27. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsAt the High Court bail hearing on Tuesday, Modi’s legal team had repeated many of its assertions from previous three bail pleas before Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to claim that their client was not a substantial flight risk, as claimed by the Indian government. “Modi is not (Wikileaks co-founder) Julian Assange who sought refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy, but just an ordinary Indian jeweller. There is no evidence to show that he would do the prohibitive things listed (such as interfere with witnesses),” said Clare Montgomery, Modi’s barrister. PTIlast_img read more

US stocks rise amid hopes for strong earnings

first_imgNew York: US stocks gained on Monday as Wall Street is anticipating more strong earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 17.70 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 27,171.90. The S&P 500 rose 8.42 points, or 0.28 per cent, to 2,985.03, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 57.65 points, or 0.71 per cent, to 8,204.14. Six of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors closed higher, with technology climbing 1.22 per cent, outpacing the rest. Consumer staples shed 0.53 per cent, the worst-performing group. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Chipmaker stocks advanced broadly, contributing to the tech sector. Applied Materials soared 6.11 per cent, while Lam Research and Micron Technology closed up 4.4 per cent and 3.67 per cent, respectively. A big wave of companies is expected to report earnings this week including Alphabet, Amazon and Boeing. So far, more than 15 percent of the S&P 500 companies have posted quarterly results. Of those companies, 78.5 per cent have topped analysts’ expectations for earnings while 67 per cent have reported better-than-expected quarterly revenues, according to CNBC, citing FactSet data.last_img read more

Toronto public health investigating measles case in infant who travelled abroad

first_imgTORONTO – Public health officials in Toronto say people who travelled on two Saudia Airlines flights in late April, as well as those who attended the city’s Humber River Hospital last week may have been exposed to measles.They say a lab-confirmed confirmed case of measles in an infant who recently travelled abroad is being investigated.People may have been exposed on Saudia Airlines flight SV0759 that left Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India, at 8 p.m. on April 29 and arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at 11:05 p.m.The child also was on Saudia Airlines flight SV0061 that left Jeddah at 3:40 a.m. on April 30 and arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport at 9:45 a.m.Officials say exposure also was possible on May 4 at the pediatric outpatient services department at the Humber River Hospital between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.Measles is a highly contagious disease and anyone who has not had two doses of a measles vaccine or who has not had measles in the past is at risk of infection.Infants under one year of age, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems can get extremely ill with measles.last_img read more

Line 3 protesters rally at Enbridges Bemidji office

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Dozens of people rallied outside the Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy to protest the company’s proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.Protesters say six members of their group chained themselves to a gate early Monday. Enbridge’s Bemidji office closed for the day.Enbridge spokeswoman Juli Kellner says a vehicle drove through a locked gate at a pipe storage yard in Hubbard County over the weekend. It’s unknown if that’s related to the protest.The $2.6 billion replacement pipeline would carry Canadian crude from Alberta across northern Minnesota to Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. Enbridge says the current Line 3, which was built in the 1960s, is subject to corrosion and cracking.Environmental and tribal groups say the project risks oil spills in pristine areas of the Mississippi River headwaters region.The Associated Press read more

UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by

The UN agency is airlifting high energy biscuits from its warehouse in Dubai to Goma, capital of North Kivu province, where an Ebola outbreak was declared on 1 August. So far, 111 cases have been recorded, 83 of which have been confirmed, while more than 4,000 people have been vaccinated.“This tenth Ebola outbreak is unfolding in an area of active armed conflict and displacement. It poses a risk of a regional health emergency involving three countries – DRC, Rwanda and Uganda,” said Claude Jibidar, WFP Country Director, in a press release.“With its food assistance, logistics and air support already firmly in place, WFP is committed to do even more, to save lives and to prevent the epidemic from spreading.”WFP and its partner, Caritas, are providing food to patients and caregivers in hospitals in the town of Mangina as well as in Beni, located in the epicentre of the outbreak.High energy biscuits are often used in emergency situations as they are easy to transport and do not require cooking, the agency explained.Food is also being distributed to villages in the area, with around 4,000 people receiving a month’s supply of cereal, beans, oil and salt. WFP wants to reach those who have been in contact with affected people and their families in efforts to limit population movements and prevent the virus from being spread further.Prior to the outbreak, WFP was already assisting hundreds of thousands of people in North Kivu province who were displaced by fighting, with 12,000 in Beni territory receiving monthly food rations since July.WFP also has been providing logistical support to the DRC’s Ministry of Health and its sister UN agency, the World Health Organization (WHO).  This same approach was taken during the Ebola outbreak in DRC’s Equateur province in May, which was recently haltedThe agency has deployed three mobile warehouses to Beni, while seven of its trucks carry medicine, food, cars, motorbikes, thermometers, refrigerators, and other supplies to treatment centres.Meanwhile, WFP aviation specialists are helping with air traffic management in and out of the town, while WFP-run humanitarian flights transport aid workers as well as medical and protection equipment, and other cargo, between Goma and Beni each day.The Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province is the 10th in the DRC in 40 years.Ebola virus was first identified in 1976.  WHO said although its origin is not known, fruit bats potentially may be a host. read more

Womens basketball OSU defense exposed against No 4 Gamecocks Buckeyes lose 9280

Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell weaves through defenders during the team’s game against South Carolina on Nov. 14. OSU lost 92-80. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Assistant Sports EditorThe South Carolina Gamecocks used a balanced attack of defense and rebounding to down the Ohio State women’s basketball team 92-80 on Monday evening in Columbus, serving as the Gamecocks’ second win over the Buckeyes in as many years.OSU presented more depth to the Gamecocks than what it had when they played in Columbia, South Carolina, a year ago, but the Buckeyes could not overcome the size and athleticism that the Gamecocks brought onto the floor.South Carolina junior guard Kaela Davis led all scorers with 37 points on 10-for-21 shooting, and added 10 rebounds and five assists. Junior guard Allisha Gray also paced the Gamecocks with 24 points and seven boards.“Our defense wasn’t up to par,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said. “You’re playing a great team like South Carolina; if you’re not going to defend, you’re not going to have a chance to win.”Despite the increased depth for the Buckeyes this year, OSU managed just four points off the bench.“I think that was a lack of execution,” McGuff said. “They are going to make you pay when you don’t execute.”OSU redshirt junior Stephanie Mavunga claimed the opening tip before South Carolina jumped out to an early 6-0 lead. The Buckeyes fought back to take an 18-17 advantage into the second quarter despite being out-rebounded 20-9 in the quarter, thanks in part to just 26.3 percent shooting from the Gamecocks.South Carolina would fare better in the second quarter, going 10-for-19 from the field to take a 44-39 lead into the break. At the half, Davis led all scorers with 15 points, while junior guard Kelsey Mitchell had a team-high 13 for the Buckeyes.“We were fine defensively to start the game, but we kind of got caught in between,” McGuff said. “We wanted to press, but we weren’t really committed to pressuring, so that really didn’t service like I thought it could have.”Back-and-forth scoring consuming the third period, with the Gamecocks edging the Buckeyes 23-20 in the frame. Trailing by eight to begin the final quarter, the Buckeyes scored four quick points to cut the score to 67-63, but a 10-0 run gave South Carolina its largest lead of 14 with 5:14 remaining. The Buckeyes couldn’t climb back from there.“They came and brought it,” Mitchell said.Foul troubleWhistles were heard early and often throughout the game. The Buckeyes committed 29 team fouls, with Mavunga and freshman forward Tori McCoy fouling out. Mitchell and junior guard Asia Doss each collected four personal fouls.The calls noticeably knocked OSU off its up-tempo offense and allowed South Carolina to bury 26 free throws in 41 attempts.“Coach McGuff always says, ‘focus on what you can control,’” Mitchell said. “Down the stretch … there were some things that we couldn’t control.”The Gamecocks committed 22 team fouls and OSU cashed in with a 17-for-24 night at the free throw line. Junior forward A’ja Wilson fouled out for South Carolina.Mitchell gets back on trackAfter a slow start to the season, OSU junior guard Kelsey Mitchell got back on track with a team-high 27 points on 9-for-20 shooting and a 6-for-7 mark at the free throw line.The Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year managed just 11 points in OSU’s exhibition win over Ashland University and 18 points in the Buckeyes’ season opener against Duquesne, shooting a combined 11-for-37 from the field. Despite her improved play on Monday, South Carolina kept Mitchell from taking over the game.Up nextThe Buckeyes will now look towards a matchup with the Cleveland State Vikings on Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Schottenstein Center.McGuff agreed that the quick turnaround is a good thing for the Buckeyes.“We need to get back at it,” McGuff said. “If you aren’t hungry to get back on the court and get better, you’re not going anywhere anyways.” read more

Football Billy Prices similar decision approaching could turn OSU Oline into nations

OSU redshirt junior offensive linemen Billy Price (54) and redshirt senior Pat Elflein (65) celebrate OSU redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber’s (25) second half touchdown against MSU on Nov. 19. The Buckeyes won 17-16. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorBeing a top-tier program in college football, Ohio State under coach Urban Meyer has championed the recruiting trail, making it easier to reload rather than rebuild. The Buckeyes’ offensive line returned just two starters this season, yet has been the force in front of the nation’s ninth-best rushing attack.At this time last year, it was clear to many that Meyer would lose a few of the would-be NFL talents on his roster. However, Meyer received a somewhat surprising pledge from then-redshirt junior offensive lineman Pat Elflein to return to the program for his final season.Elflein has been the soulful, experienced voice of OSU this season that has led the Buckeyes (11-1) to their second playoff appearance in three seasons. On his right shoulder on every snap of the ball is redshirt junior guard Billy Price, who has a similar decision at season’s end.But Price’s return to the program wouldn’t symbolize stability on an inexperienced group, rather it could continue OSU’s mark a dominant force up front in 2017.Price was named a second-team All-American by five different organizations and a first-team All American by the American Football Coaches’ Association. He joined Elflein as the second Buckeye offensive lineman this season to receive first-team honors. Price said if he had it his way, his place in Buckeye Grove, which sits south of Ohio Stadium, would be right next to Elflein.“Buckeye Grove will be blessed to have those two names on it,” Meyer said. “When I’m an old guy, I’ll come back and see my two guys because I love them, and they are great. They are the backbone of who we are and what we do. Zero probability that Ohio State’s where we are without them. On top of that, they’re as good of people as you’ll ever find. Great students, great people, and exceptional leaders.”Elflein’s presence on a young offensive line has undisputedly been the most impactful, but has certainly overshadowed what Price means to the unit. After all, Price was there in 2014, like Elflein, as a first-year starter playing in the national championship game. He was there in 2015 suffering a crippling defeat against Michigan State.Price said Elflein is a gifted athlete and deserves every accolade he receives, including the possibility of another national championship to his record. The same argument could be made for Price.“I was here when we won the national championship a couple years ago and (Price and Elflein) have the experience of actually playing in that game, what it’s like and what it takes to get there,” said junior left tackle Jamarco Jones. “I was a freshman. I was still getting my feet wet and didn’t know what was going on as much. Those guys actually did it so having them on the line is just a tremendous help.”For now, Price isn’t answering questions about whether he will forgo his final season of eligibility. Elflein said he has had talks with Price about his situation and its similarity to his predicament following the 2015-16 season, including the possibility of switching to center.If Price comes back and switches positions, he would be one of four returning starters on the offensive line, including Jones, who has steadily become one of the best left tackles in the country. Redshirt freshman Branden Bowen, redshirt sophomore Brady Taylor and freshman Tyler Gerald have been talked about highly as replacements waiting in the wings. Redshirt junior Malcolm Pridgeon, who redshirted this season due to a knee injury, will also return vying for a starting position.Oh, and that’s not to mention five-star incoming-freshman offensive linemen Josh Myers and Wyatt Davis joining the Scarlet and Gray in 2017.Price is already comfortable with the leadership role. He said he deleted Twitter off redshirt freshman tackle Isaiah Prince’s phone following the loss to Penn State where Prince was at fault for a large part of OSU’s 11 tackles for loss and six sacks allowed.Price said he still carries lessons from his redshirt freshman year when he struggled his redshirt and the offensive line leaders, Taylor Decker and Jacoby Boren, taught him how to go about business and ignore distractions. If Price returns for his last season in Columbus and mirrors Elflein’s consistently dominant production, the Buckeye offensive line has all-star potential, which starts with Price’s leadership.“You’ve never been told you suck because you’re in high school and you’re around your hometown and people love you,” he said. “But once you come here, the truth comes out. You got beat, you lost. Just get better. That’s what it comes down to.” read more

Will The Divisional Playoffs Restore Order To The NFL

Total QBR8th25th Home teams are in bold.Elo quarterback adjustments are relative to average, based on a rolling average of defense-adjusted QB stats (including rushing).Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Is Eagles QB history repeating itself?Key passing rate statistics for Carson Wentz and Nick Foles in the 2017 and 2018 seasons (including playoffs) NO166964%1605Drew Brees+5264% As my ESPN colleague Adam Teicher recently wrote about, Saturday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts is a historically great quarterback matchup. The two QBs — Patrick Mahomes and Andrew Luck — spent the regular season tossing 89 combined touchdown passes, an NFL record for QBs facing off in any postseason contest. (Even considering the NFL’s spike in passing numbers, that’s a lot of touchdowns!)The Chiefs are looking to finally snap a decades-long run of postseason futility that hasn’t seen them advance past the divisional round since 1993-94. But the bad luck of running into, um, Luck is part of their ongoing problem at this stage of the postseason. Among the 21 teams that have played at least five divisional playoff games since the Chiefs’ dry spell began, the Chiefs have faced the third-most difficult slate of opposing quarterbacks, according to our QB-adjusted version of Elo: Football Power Index4th5th OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION Readers won big when the Chargers won on the road over Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, and the Colts’ win over the Texans was basically a wash (both the readers and Elo incorrectly picked Houston). But Elo took the weekend on the strength of the Eagles’ win over the Bears — the algorithm liked Philly slightly more than the readers — and especially the Cowboys’ victory over the Seahawks. Despite the game being in Dallas, the average reader assigned Seattle a 54 percent chance of winning, and that led to a massive loss of points after Michael Dickson’s weird onside kick attempt went awry. Elo has now beaten the average reader 17 times in 18 weeks this season.Having said that, congrats are in order to Alex McQuillen and Ben Zornes, who currently lead all users in the postseason with 200.0 points apiece, and to Neil Mehta, who moved into first place for the season with 1,128.1 points. Thanks to everyone who has been playing — and the game isn’t over yet! You should keep making picks and trying your luck against Elo throughout the playoffs.Check out our latest NFL predictions. Though L.A. running back Todd Gurley was on track for an MVP-caliber season before missing games with a balky knee down the stretch, there isn’t evidence that missing a stud RB necessarily hurts a team’s play-action game. The Cowboys had one of the NFL’s best run defenses this season, so overusing Gurley to set up play-action on Saturday might be a waste anyway. But getting Dallas to commit to defending the run and then shredding the Cowboys through the air seems like the Rams’ best ticket to the NFC title game.FiveThirtyEight vs. the readersTo keep up with every team’s Elo rating during the playoffs, check out FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction interactive, which simulates the rest of the season 100,000 times and tracks how likely every team is to advance to the Super Bowl. You can also pick playoff contests against the Elo algorithm in our prediction game and keep climbing up our giant leaderboard. (Or you could be like me, and forget to set picks before the first round of the playoffs…)According to data from the game, here’s how readers did against the computer on wild-card weekend: Sources: ESPN.com, Football Outsiders, USA Today, Pro-Football-Reference.com Wentz60.2%9.84.87.5%1.6%29.5%5.6%21.6% QBComp%AY/AttYAC/CmpTD%Int%Pressure%Sack%Play-Action% Passer rating7th15th Tale of the Patriots-Chargers tapeLeaguewide NFL ranks in various categories for the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots in the 2018 season CategoryChargersPatriots Jaguars51622+56167832.3%60.0% Elo rating3rd4th IND1608341565Andrew Luck+3732 BAL60%LAC51%LAC 23, BAL 17+17.0– Foles70.66.95.03.82.624.14.122.6 Starting quarterback’s Total QBR7th6th CHI61CHI65PHI 16, CHI 15-16.8– Jets51647+40168637.760.0 On paper, the biggest mismatch of the second round features the New Orleans Saints at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. Las Vegas’s sportsbooks opened with the Saints as 8-point favorites, which would seem to make sense in a clash between a 13-3 top conference seed and a 9-7 team that needed an unlikely confluence of events just to make the playoffs at all. But, of course, the Eagles aren’t just any team — they’re the defending champs, with a script that seems all too familiar.Once again, backup QB Nick Foles has relieved the injured Carson Wentz (probably for the rest of the season?), and once again Foles is leading Philly on an underdog playoff run. When this happened with last year’s Eagles, coach Doug Pederson changed his offensive approach to better accommodate Foles’s strengths, focusing on higher-percentage short passes with more yards picked up after the catch (mixing in the odd deep bomb), and calling more play-action passes with an emphasis on getting the ball out quickly and avoiding mistakes. So how much of that stylistic shift has played out this time around? 2017 Season (incl. playoffs) HOU56HOU53IND 21, HOU 7+0.8– KC1656661619Patrick Mahomes+4968 Thanks to a steady dose of all-time greats such as Brady, Peyton Manning, John Elway, Ben Roethlisberger and now Luck, the Chiefs have seldom caught a break by facing a comparatively weak QB at this point in the playoffs. Since 1994-95, only the Jaguars and 49ers have had worse luck in that regard. (Of course, those teams still managed to overcome it and win more often than not, while the Chiefs keep finding ways to lose.) But it’s also worth pointing out that KC has seldom had the superior QB in the matchup, which it does have this year in Mahomes. According to Elo, Mahomes is not only better than Luck, but he has the second-best pregame rating adjustment of any Chiefs playoff starter in a divisional round game since the 1970 merger, trailing only Trent Green from 2003-04 (when Kansas City gained 408 yards — and didn’t punt the ball once — but still lost because the Colts gained even more yards and also didn’t punt.) With a likely MVP under center, the Chiefs are hoping they finally have the ingredient that was missing in those previous postseason disappointments. 49ers91596+40163653.355.6 Passing yards per game1st8th LAR1634661619Jared Goff+1166 NE1640581603Tom Brady+3863 Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of wild-card weekendAverage difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 18 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game Wentz69.6%7.85.05.2%1.7%26.2%7.0%26.7% The most up-for-grabs game of the divisional round might be the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. This year’s Patriots are not the unassailable juggernaut they usually have been, though they literally have been unbeatable at home (where they’ll be this week). In fact, come kickoff, it will have been 470 days since the Pats last lost a home game of any sort and 2,185 days since they fell at home in the playoffs.But the Chargers may actually be the superior team. Not only did L.A. have the better record (12 wins vs. 11 for New England), it ranks higher than New England in ESPN’s Football Power Index, Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average and Jeff Sagarin’s power ratings, among other rankings. 2018 Season (incl. playoffs) The Chiefs have run into some tough playoff QBsHighest average quality of opposing quarterback faced in the divisional round (based on QB-adjusted Elo ratings) for NFL teams with a minimum of five divisional playoff games since the 1994 season Average Opp. EloWin Percentage TeamGamesQB-NeutralQB AdjustmentEffective RatingPredictedActual Talent-wise, the Chargers also have more Pro Bowlers than the Pats (7 to 2) and just as many All-Pros (4 apiece). And although Elo does gives New England a 58 percent chance to reach the AFC championship game for the 10th time in 13 years, that’s the second-lowest pregame probability the Pats have had in a divisional playoff since 2006-07 — when they were given a mere 35 percent chance of beating, you guessed it, the Chargers.1The lowest since 2007 came when they had a 51 percent chance of beating the Chiefs in 2015-16. Then again, the Pats did in fact end up winning that one, in San Diego, under crazy circumstances. As always, it’s tough to count out Tom Brady in the AFC playoffs,2i.e., before the Super Bowl (where he’s won five times but also lost three). where he is 22-7 all-time as a starter and hasn’t lost since January 2016. The NFL’s wild-card round may have been a brutal showcase of grind-it-out defense and uninspired offensive play-calling. But at least it threw another intriguing wrench into what was already shaping up to be a chaotic postseason. Three of the four favorites (according to FiveThirtyEight’s pregame Elo ratings) lost on opening weekend: the home Texans, Ravens and Bears. Now we’re left with an eight-team field in which every member has at least a 6 percent probability of winning the Super Bowl, and no one is above 22 percent. Over the previous four postseasons, the favorite had an average championship probability of 31 percent at this stage of the playoffs. So with things still looking as wide-open as ever, let’s zoom in on some numbers — including classic Elo and a version with our experimental quarterback adjustments — for each divisional matchup. Chiefs61581+40162161.70.0 Yards per pass5th15th QBComp%AY/AttYAC/CmpTD%Int%Pressure%Sack%Play-Action% Standard EloQB-Adjusted Elo AY/ATT = Air yards per attemptYAC/CMP = Yards after catch per completionSource: ESPN Stats & Information Group Sagarin ratings4th5th The Rams’ play-action game disappeared down the stretchNFL ranks for the 2018 Los Angeles Rams on play-action passes, by week PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.ResultREADERS’ NET PTS CategoryWeeks 1-13Weeks 14-17 Defense-adjusted Value Over Average3rd7th Foles64.77.85.65.31.428.83.330.9 DAL1581341576Dak Prescott+534 Passing EPA per game1st7th LAC1648421605Philip Rivers+1337 TeamRatingWin Prob.Base RtgStarting QBQB Adj.Win Prob. NFL Rank DAL54SEA54DAL 24, SEA 22-22.5– Simple Rating System6th8th PHI1633361616Nick Foles+536 Falcons71608+34164251.957.1 Instead of having to face the Dallas Cowboys in January, the Los Angeles Rams probably would prefer it if the playoffs had been held a month and a half ago, back when they were on pace for 14 wins and sat as Super Bowl favorites in Vegas. According to Elo, the Rams peaked after beating the Detroit Lions in Week 13 — after which they went 2-2 and shed nearly 40 points off their rating. But the good news for L.A. is that similar “peaking too early” teams tend to do pretty well for themselves in the playoffs. I looked for other teams that cracked a 1650 Elo rating (with the QB adjustment) through 12 games of an NFL regular season,3Of the 16-game variety, so since 1978. then lost at least 30 points of Elo over the final four games before going into the playoffs. Of those 20 teams, 14 still made the conference championship, with nine making the Super Bowl and five winning it all (the most recent of which were the 2009 Saints). So any rumors of the Rams’ premature demise may have been greatly exaggerated.If there is a takeaway from the Rams’ late-season slump, it might be a reminder that one of the most important factors for Los Angeles will be getting back to selling the run and keeping the Cowboys off-balance with play-action passing. During the Rams’ 11-1 start, they led the league with 5.3 expected points added per game off play-action passing, more than 0.8 points per game better than New England, the next-best offense. In Weeks 14 through 17, that number dropped to 3.2 EPA per game, which ranked only seventh-best. Includes playoffs for the 2018 season.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Home teams are in bold.The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. This year, the differences are more subtle. The Eagles have once again thrown downfield less with Foles, but that hasn’t been paired with more yardage after the catch, nor has it resulted in fewer picks. They’re also calling a lower share of play-action passes for Foles than they did for Wentz, a big reversal from last year. But one constant has been Foles’s ability to get rid of the ball under pressure and avoid sacks, which was a key factor on Sunday against Khalil Mack and Chicago’s ferocious pass rush. The Saints were sixth in sacks this season, so Foles’s quick release should come in handy again this weekend as the Eagles try to avoid a repeat of their 48-7 thrashing at the hands of New Orleans in November. But for all the Foles mania, it remains to be seen if Philadelphia’s defense can slow down Drew Brees and the Saints’ offense after allowing 546 total yards in that earlier matchup. How Elo sees the divisional round playing outWin probabilities for Week 19 games according to two methods: standard Elo and a version that contains an adjustment for starting quarterbacks read more

Pupils threatened with isolation if they sport meet me at McDonalds haircut

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. And Sophia Soares said: “I think it is all getting silly now, a hairstyle does not affect a child’s learning.”The school said that girls’ haircuts usually do not pose a problem, and it is the boys who are flouting the rules most often. It has displayed photographs of the inappropriate hairstyles to show to parents, in order to ensure they do not allow their children to have them. The headteacher, Barry Smith, outlined styles to avoid, which also include:Overgrown, heavy fringes brushed forward onto the faceHigh-top styles of excessive heightShaven parting linesHair that is teased to give excessive heightAny variation on the Mohican styleParents have criticised the ban, and posted the letter on social media.Local mother Karen Leeder described it as “absolutely ridiculous.” Headteacher Barry Smith banned the haircut SWNS.com A fashionable new hair style has been banned in schools, and pupils have been threatened with isolation if they sport it.The trim is nicknamed the “meet me at McDonald’s” hairstyle and features a close shave around the back and sides, with a messy mop on top.The origin of the confusing name, shared by pupils on social media, remains a mystery to teachers and parents. Norwich hairdresser Matthew Barber described it to the BBC as a curly perm teased into a high bouffant on top with shaved back and sides, or “fades”.One school has taken drastic measures to banish the style from its classrooms.Charter Academy in Great Yarmouth has written to parents in detail about the haircut ban, threatening to send home or put in isolation pupils who do not change the style by next week. The letter from Great Yarmouth Charter Academy in NorfolkCredit:SWNS.com Rachael Havens agreed, writing : “You can’t take time off sick as it affects your education..but they will happily send you home because they don’t like your hairstyle.” Headteacher Barry Smith banned the haircutCredit:Archantlast_img read more

Revenue will save €20k by emailing property tax notices to 60000 people

first_imgTHE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS will save around €20,000 by emailing property tax notices to thousands of homeowners who use its online service.Approximately 60,000 people who use Revenue Online Service (ROS) and are obliged to pay the new local property tax will receive an email notification of their liability, saving the Revenue some €20,000 in postage costs.People who use ROS and submit their returns for other taxes electronically are considered to be used to dealing with the Revenue online and so it is viewed as the best way in which to notify them of their liability for the tax.A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie this week: “It wouldn’t make sense for Revenue to send a hard copy of the return to individuals who are already dealing with their tax affairs through ROS and are obliged by the legislation to submit such returns electronically.”Consumer groups had hit out at the plan earlier this week saying the decision to email notifications to people who deal with their taxes online would “turn into a shambles”.But Revenue pointed out that people who use ROS are already obliged to submit returns for other taxes through the system and it should be no different in the case of the property tax.Revenue will begin issuing property tax correspondence both via post and email to householders next week.The correspondence will provide an initial estimate of property value and the amount that is due but homeowners can self-assess if they choose to do so.Revenue added that there are no plans to make the local property tax notification process “universally electronic”.More: Self-declared property tax valuations to be returned by end of MayRead: Revenue to use mapping directory to value homes for property taxPic: This is what the new Local Property Tax form will look like…You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property taxYou asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax (pt 2)last_img read more

East of Athens

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Sample the melodies and songs of the eastern Greek, Turkish and Arabic lands, interspersed with brief poems and stories created by these peoples, whose traditions are individually distinctive but linked by geography, history and cultural exchange. Full English translations and images will help us enter the spirit of the event. The program includes music by Kostas Polydoropoulos and Karlos Giourtalis; the Diaspora Ensemble (Kiriaki Koubaroulis, Dimitrios Koubaroulis and John Robinson); Metin Yilmaz, Onur Sahin and Mustafa Karami; and the Andalusian Arabic Choir directed by Ghada Daher. Readers: Ahmad Shboul, Christine Kanellakis. Co-ordinator: Alfred Vincent. East of Athens – a musical journey, will take place Sunday 1 April, at 5:00 pm at the Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Road, Little Bay (turn off Anzac Parade at Pines Avenue). Tickets are $15, concession $10. Contact 02 9750 0440 or email greekfestival2@goc.com.au for more information.last_img read more

Méduse que faire en cas de piqûre de méduse

first_imgMéduse : que faire en cas de piqûre de méduse ?Une association belge a fait appel aux bonnes âmes pour signaler toutes les méduses croisées le long des plages de la Mer du Nord. L’occasion de redoubler de vigilance devant la présence accrue de ces créatures sur les plages européennes et surtout de rappeler les bonnes choses à faire en cas de piqûres.Après les moustiques, c’est l’animal auquel les vacanciers n’aiment pas du tout avoir à faire : la méduse. Pourtant, la rencontre avec cet habitant aux tentacules urticants et à l’aspect gélatineux peu ragoûtant est devenue de plus en plus difficile à éviter. En effet, ces dernières années, les populations de méduses ont connu une importante recrudescence dans les eaux de France comme ailleurs. Aussi, poussées par les courants et les marées, elles arrivent très souvent jusqu’au bord des plages ou la cohabitation avec les vacanciers n’est pas toujours évidente. Pourtant, la méduse n’est pas agressive, loin de là, elle est même carrément passive. Si elle est tant redoutée, c’est à cause de leurs tentacules et de l’organite que ceux-ci présentent : le nématocyste. Cette structure abrite une petite capsule équipée de crochets et contenant un poison. Lorsque les cellules des tentacules sont stimulées chimiquement ou mécaniquement, la capsule jaillit du nématocyste et va directement se planter dans la proie ou l’importun qui a touché le tentacule. C’est cette “attaque” qui produit la décharge ou la brûlure ressentie en cas de piqûre de méduses. Néanmoins, tous les cnidaires ne sont pas aussi urticants et les rencontres pas toujours aussi douloureuses.Que faire en cas de piqûre ?Pourtant, bien agir en cas de piqûre est indispensable pour éviter que la douleur ne s’intensifie ou que la blessure s’aggrave. “Ces lésions guérissent en général en quelques jours mais selon les types de peau, les sensibilités, les allergies, elles peuvent parfois dégénérer et conduire à une mauvaise cicatrisation, avec la formation de marques définitives particulièrement dommageables surtout si le visage est atteint”, a expliqué à La Provence le Dr Christine Chiavérini, médecin au CHU de Nice. Une fois piqué, l’individu ressent une brûlure plus ou moins intense qui va généralement persister voire s’accentuer au cours des trente prochaines minutes. Le plus important est donc de sortir de l’eau et d’enlever dans les fragments de tentacules restés sur la zone touchée. Mais attention, pas n’importe comment ! Il ne faut évidemment surtout pas toucher à mains nues les restes de méduses sans quoi c’est encore la piqûre assurée.Le plus ingénieux est d’utiliser délicatement une pince à épiler ou une main gantée pour retirer les morceaux. Mais là encore, le tour n’est pas complètement joué car des cellules urticantes restent irrémédiablement sur la peau. Pour ne pas qu’elles déchargent à nouveau leur poison, il faut donc les désactiver. Ceci peut se faire en appliquant délicatement du sable sec sur la plaie, de la mousse à raser, du talc ou de la farine. Ensuite, il faut éliminer toujours en douceur le tout en employant un carton fin ou encore mieux une carte de crédit.Après cela, il convient de nettoyer la zone avec de l’eau de mer, de l’eau salée tiède ou chaude. Mais surtout pas d’eau douce qui pourrait provoquer l’expulsion de la toxine restante. Une fois lavée, la plaie doit être désinfectée soigneusement avec un antiseptique . En cas de forte douleur, d’étourdissement ou de nausée, il convient de consulter rapidement un médecin qui prescrira antalgiques ou antihistaminiques en fonction de la situation. Les choses à ne pas faire en cas de piqûreÀ lire aussiQue faire de son sapin après les fêtes de Noël ?Contrairement à certaines idées qui circulent, il ne faut pas uriner sur la plaie, ce qui pourrait provoquer une surinfection. De même, il ne faut pas tenter d’aspirer, de sucer la lésion, de l’inciser ou de la faire saigner, ni de la frotter. La zone doit être soignée très délicatement, sans quoi, cela pourrait faire éclater les cellules urticantes restantes et libérer à nouveau du poison. Même si cela paraît compliqué, il ne faut pas non plus gratter la plaie en cas de démangeaisons pour les mêmes raisons. Enfin, il faut savoir que les tentacules des méduses restent urticants même lorsque l’animal est mort. Aussi fascinante qu’elle puisse paraitre, si vous voyez une méduse sur la plage, ne la touchez donc pas. Le 9 juillet 2013 à 18:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Winks praises former Spurs star for development

first_imgTottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks has praised former Spurs winger, Andros Townsend for his development at the club.Townsend, who left the North London club for Newcastle United in 2015, is set to face his old club when Crystal Palace host Spurs at the Selhurst Park on Saturday.The England winger is five years older than Winks and had prior experience of going from Spurs’ academy to the first-team in a short period of time.And Winks has revealed that the 27-year-old helped him to settle when he first had a chance to play for the first team at Tottenham.“As an academy player coming through, it’s always difficult,” Winks said via the London Evening Standard.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“New players being brought in ahead of you and there are existing players who are more experienced than you. It’s always nice to have someone who knows where you’re coming from, knows where you’ve been and can help you settle in.“Andros was important for me when I was coming through the academy and getting into the first team. He was a big part of helping me settle in and integrate with the lads. He’s a great guy and I’ve got nothing but respect for him.”Winks has been impressive of late and looks set for an extended spell in the starting lineup following news that Mousa Dembele will be out until the New Year with an ankle problem.The Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate appears to have gotten over an ankle injury of his own, which is good news for both Tottenham and England.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo excited for UCL knockout stage trusts his Potential

first_imgRonaldo hit the post in Juve’s 2-1 shocking loss against Young Boys but is excited the Italian club is moving forward to the Champions League’s knockout stages.Cristiano Ronaldo said the best part of the Champions League is just getting started, saying he’s calm because he trusts in his potential. He also lamented not being able to reach the back of the net on a couple of occasions.“Now the beautiful part of the Champions League starts and I’m confident we will be fully ready for it,” Ronaldo said via UEFA.com, according to FourFourTwo.“I’m calm because I know the potential of this team and my potential.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I could have scored a couple of goals easily but this is football, we just have to start to focus on the next game.”Emre Can also lamented not getting the win against Young Boys but is happy Juventus was able to get through as group leaders.“We knew that it was going to be a tough game here,” Can said. “We had chances in the first half and didn’t score. I think that’s the biggest lesson for us.“After they scored, we knew it was going to be difficult. But we’re happy to have gone through as group winners, that’s what we wanted to achieve, and let’s see who comes next.”last_img read more

Pogba enjoying life under Solskjaer

first_imgManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says he’s enjoying playing a new brand of football under new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.After Jose Mourinho’s sacking, United brought in former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take charge of the team till the end of the season.United have played and won all three games convincingly under his management. A 5-1 win at Cardiff City, followed by 3-1 and 4-1 home victories against Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth respectively.The Red Devils are playing an attacking free-flowing football reminiscent of the Ferguson days, and Paul Pogba has benefited from this brand of football as he has scored four goals in Solskjaer’s three games in charge.“Maybe we have relaxed, realized we are Manchester United and to keep up you need to be on the top of the league,” Pogba told Sky Sports when asked about Solskjaer’s impact at the club.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s the reaction of the players, everybody is enjoying themselves and that’s what we need. The team needs to enjoy their football, work for each other and that’s it. That’s the result on the pitch.“It’s different. We won games with the old manager, so it’s just a different style of playing. We’re more offensive, we create more chances, but we try to play like that.“It’s how we want to play, we want to attack. The manager wants to attack and that’s what we are doing.”last_img read more