first_img Press Association Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is a confirmed Harry Kane fan having spent years watching the Tottenham striker’s progress. Adam Federici had to deputise and made a couple of errors but he retains the faith of his manager. “Feds is an experienced goalkeeper. There are not many things he has not seen and mistakes are part of the job,” Howe added. “The disappointing thing for him was a lot of his good work against City was forgotten because of a couple of mistakes. “What people are going to focus on is the goals you concede and he will be disappointed for himself. “It is a difficult situation when you are thrust into action and you are not anticipating it but we didn’t protect him very well.” “Looking at the games he has had chances in all of them. He is still in the right positions but things haven’t quite broken his way,” Howe said. “I’ve watched him for a long time now and he always impressed me. “I tried to bring him in several times (at Burnley) and tended to miss out. “Someone like that I really admire. I watched him a lot coming through the ranks at Tottenham and I remember him playing for Millwall against my Burnley side and he was outstanding. “It is pleasing to see him doing well in the Premier League. It is sometimes a difficult journey as a young player when you go out to League One and the Championship as you can feel you are a long way from the Premier League. “He’s done it the hard way and deserves all the success. “The key thing for us is to stop him creating chances, but every game I’ve seen he has been there and just missing out on the final touch. There is nothing wrong with his movement.” Howe is still awaiting an update on the thigh injury which forced goalkeeeper Artur Boruc out of last weekend’s 5-1 defeat at Manchester City during the warm-up. Howe even tried to sign him on loan while he was in charge at Burnley, but on Sunday he will be the Cherries can extend the England marksman’s run without a goal. Kane has scored just once in 13 matches for his club as he struggles to rediscover the brilliant form of last season, but the Bournemouth boss insists that does not mean he can be written off. last_img read more

first_img Comments Van Chew’s numbers against Wake Forest didn’t threaten any of his career highs. He didn’t catch a pass in the first half. His numbers weren’t even the best performance by a wide receiver in Thursday’s game.But those four catches for 60 yards and a touchdown — plus a crucial two-point conversion were invaluable to Syracuse’s comeback.‘Van made some great catches,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘He really did. He made some great catches, and it comes down to the same thing. It’s not rocket science. You go out there and someone has to make plays.’Chew was the hero of Syracuse’s 36-29 overtime win over the Demon Deacons Thursday in the Carrier Dome. After being held without a catch in the first half, the wideout came up with some key catches late to help SU forge the dramatic comeback. His two diving catches on opposite sides of the end zone provided the game-tying and game-winning points, respectively, for the Orange.Chew and quarterback Ryan Nassib struggled to connect in the first half. Their first connection didn’t happen until the opening drive of the second half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA feeble passing game contributed to the poor offensive performance of the first two quarters, prompting the leaders of the team to vocalize new goals for the second half.‘Basically, all the leaders were just talking, saying we need to pick it up because the defense was carrying us the whole first half,’ Chew said. ‘So we just had to look at the adjustments and just do them.’And Chew’s biggest contributions came when the Orange needed them most in the second half.After Wake Forest went up 29-14 with 11 minutes left, he had a key 24-yard pickup on the Orange’s next drive that eventually resulted in a touchdown. Antwon Bailey scored on a 52-yard touchdown run just more than a minute later to put the score at 29-27.That set the stage for Chew’s first diving grab. The original play on the two-point conversion broke down when Nassib was flushed from the pocket. Chew broke his pattern off early, and Nassib tossed him the ball in the back corner of the end zone. Chew launched himself toward the sideline, pulled in the pass and managed to drag his leg in bounds to tie the game at 29-29.‘The play was designed to get it out quick, and it went into scramble mode,’ Nassib said. ‘Chew created separation and made a great catch.’But that diving catch was just a precursor to the senior’s heroics in overtime.On SU’s first play of the extra session, he picked up 16 yards on a deep comeback to move the Orange inside the 10. Two snaps later, Nassib rolled left and got some pressure quickly. He said he just tried to throw the ball away to a spot where only Chew had a shot at it.The receiver laid out with full extension and snared the ball just before it hit the turf in the front corner of the end zone for the eventual game-winning score.‘I was just trying not to get a pick,’ Nassib said. ‘So I just threw it where only Van could get it. I’ve been with him for quite some time, and he makes those plays look easy, doesn’t he?’Adjustments spark comebackWake Forest caught Syracuse off guard with its game plan.‘First games are tough,’ Marrone said. ‘… They were the opposite of what they showed last year on film.’That led to a first half dominated by the Demon Deacons. But with some halftime adjustments, SU managed to storm back.Defensively, Syracuse switched from a heavy dose of zone coverage to mostly man-to-man in the second half. Wake Forest receiver Chris Givens finished the first half with 124 yards receiving but went for only 46 more after halftime.SU cornerback Kevyn Scott came up with an interception in the fourth quarter trailing Givens over the middle, something he likely wouldn’t do in a zone defense. And on the last two plays of the game, Scott and SU’s other corner Keon Lyn provided lockdown coverage on their receivers to force incompletions in the end zone.‘I got more physical and aggressive with (Givens) so he wouldn’t hit those underneath routes,’ Scott said. ‘We were giving him too much cushion in the beginning.’Offensively, the Orange’s biggest pickup of the day came on a play that wasn’t even in the original game plan. The offense struggled to hold off the Demon Deacons heavy rush throughout much of the first three quarters.But with all the pressure Wake Forest was bringing, SU tried a play to run around the pressure rather than straight through it. What resulted was running back Antwon Bailey’s 53-yard touchdown burst on a sweep down the left sideline that pulled the Orange within two in the fourth quarter.‘It was just a good way to attack pressure,’ Nassib said of the play call. ‘We didn’t run that all game, and it wasn’t in our game plan. It was an adjustment we made at halftime, and the rest is history.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 5, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

first_imgNigeria’s dream of a fourth AFCON title has ended as Super Eagles lost 1-2 to Algeria in the second semi final decided in Cairo on Sunday night.Manchester City winger, Riyad Mahrez fired Algeria into the AFCON final with a sensational free-kick into the far corner in the dying seconds of the five added minutes to regulation time.An own goal by William Troost Ekong gifted the Desert Foxes the lead while a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) earned Nigeria a penalty resulting from Aissa Mandi’s handling of Oghenekaro Etebo volley from outside the box. Odion Ighalo converted the spot kick. Nigeria will next play Tunisia who lost 1-0 to Senegal in the bronze match on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

first_img“History is written by the conqueror, not by those who are conquered. History is written by the people who do the harm, not by people who get harmed,” said the fast bowling icon. “At protests years ago, even when Martin Luther King was marching, you would have predominantly black faces and a few white faces. This time a lot of white people are involved in these protests and that is the difference,” said Holding. “We are all human beings so I hope that people recognise that the Black Lives Matter movement is not trying to get black people above white people or above anyone else. It is all about equality.” He stressed: “When people say ‘all lives matter’ or ‘white lives matter’, please, we black people know white lives matter. I don’t think you know that black lives matter. Don’t shout back at us that all lives matter.  In his illustrious career, the 66-year-old Holding took 249 wickets in 60 Tests. He holds the record for the best match figures in West Indies history – 14 for 149 runs against England at the Oval in 1976. Holding, who has built a successful media career as an international cricket commentator and analyst, said education was critical to enacting change. The former Jamaica captain’s testimony was combined with a powerful gesture from West Indies as they knelt and held clenched fists raised in a show of support for Black Lives Matter. They were joined by members of the England team and the match officials.  He added: “Everybody has heard about this lady in Central Park in New York (Amy Cooper) who was asked by a black man to put her dog on a leash, which is the law. She threatened this black man (Christian Cooper), saying that she was going to call the police and tell them there was a black man threatening her. CMC “White lives matter, it is obvious; the evidence is clearly there. We want black lives to matter now. Simple as that.”center_img “If the society in which she was living did not empower her or get her to think that she had that power of being white and being able to call the police on a Black man, she would not have done it.” “What people need to understand is this thing stems from a long time ago, hundreds of years ago. The dehumanisation of the black race is where it started and people will tell you that is a long time ago, ‘get over it’,” Holding said. SOUTHAMPTON, England – West Indies legend Michael Holding gave one of the most powerful speeches in the game’s history on Wednesday, articulating the widespread disgust with the ills of racism and outlining how education could be used to eradicate the menace in society. Holding said he believed the large number of white people who have taken part in protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement could help bring about change, and has urged all people to fully understand what the movement stands for. Speaking on Sky Sports ahead of the start of the first Test between West Indies and England at the Ageas Bowl here, Holding’s powerful words on unity, justice and equality resonated across the globe, as rain forced a delayed start to the contest behind closed doors. “What they saw [happen to George Floyd] was disgusting and people thought to themselves ‘enough is enough’. Everyone is recognising it, coming alive and seeing the difference in treatment of people.  “We need to go back and teach both sides of history. Now, until we do that and educate the entire human race, this thing will not stop.” “No, you don’t get over things like that and the society has not gotten over things like that.”last_img read more

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season SAN DIEGO — If the Dodgers are going to land one of the remaining top-tier free agents this winter, it might require them to do something they have largely avoided – engage in a bidding war at the top of the market.One of the top three free agents available, right-hander Stephen Strasburg, agreed to a seven-year, $245 million contract Monday to return to the Washington Nationals. The deal is the largest ever signed by a pitcher.“I think it was a great deal for Stephen and obviously a great deal from the Nationals’ standpoint,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said of the news. “I always think it’s great when there’s a homegrown player that’s potentially signed up to finish his career in the same place. There’s something nostalgic about that for me.”In practical terms, it impacts the Dodgers’ offseason in two ways. In 2015, they made an aggressive offer to right-hander Zack Greinke after he exercised an opt-out clause in his contract with them (believed to be for five years and $155 million). That was topped not only by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who signed Greinke for six years and $206.5 million, but by an offer from the San Francisco Giants.And in 2016-17, the Dodgers added a fifth year to their offer to closer Kenley Jansen, who was prepared to sign with the Nationals.POSITION SWITCHIf the Dodgers do sign Rendon – or Donaldson, another free agent third baseman they are believed to be interested in – it would mean some changes in a crowded infield. Friedman acknowledged that he has talked with incumbent third baseman Justin Turner about the possibility of playing another position in 2020.“Not surprisingly, JT’s mindset is – ‘Whatever puts us in the best position to win. Whatever, whenever,” Friedman said. “Not surprising.”If Turner is asked to play another position, Friedman said it would be “a safe assumption” that he would move to first base, not second. That would leave a logjam of Max Muncy, Gavin Lux and Corey Seager (all left-handed hitters) at second base and shortstop and likely make newly-minted NL MVP Cody Bellinger a full-time outfielder.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Turner, who recently turned 35, will be in the final year of his contract in 2020. By most metrics, his defense at third base has declined the past two years. But Friedman said he views that “as more of a one-year aberration” than a sign of decline.“Just knowing him, knowing his work ethic, knowing all he’ll put into it, coupled with when you play as much as he does, when you get on base as much as he does, nagging things pop up and I think they can have an effect on guys on defense – I’ll bet on him to put in the work this winter and be in a really good spot going into next year,” Friedman said. “That being said, I also anticipate him playing a lot and being on base a lot which means he could develop some nagging injuries from that. But I’ll bet on him to put himself in the best position.”ALSOJosh Bard is rejoining the Dodgers’ coaching staff as bullpen coach, replacing Mark Prior who will replace Rick Honeycutt as pitching coach. Bard was on Dave Roberts’ original staff before leaving to become bench coach on Aaron Boone’s New York Yankees staff the past two seasons. Strasburg’s deal sets a very high floor for the other top free-agent pitcher, right-hander Gerrit Cole. Strasburg and Cole are both represented by Scott Boras, who is reportedly aiming for an eight- to 10-year deal for Cole worth more than $300 million. The New York Yankees and Angels are expected to duke it out financially for Cole’s services with the Dodgers interested but likely not as motivated.At the same time, the Nationals’ commitment to Strasburg makes it less likely that they will be able to re-sign third baseman Anthony Rendon as well. Also represented by Boras, Rendon could command a contract approaching the eight-year, $260-million extension Nolan Arenado signed with the Colorado Rockies in February. Principal Nationals owner Mark Lerner said recently that “we really can only afford to have one of” Strasburg and Rendon – a stance Nationals GM Mike Rizzo tried to modify Monday following Strasburg’s signing.“This ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club. I don’t see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game,” Rizzo said. “I think that Mark realizes that there’s ways to fit players in. There’s ways that you can field a championship-caliber roster. And, again, the resources have always been there, so I don’t expect that to change.”In addition to the Nationals, the Texas Rangers are known to have keen interest in Rendon (a Texas native). The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves (if Josh Donaldson moves on) are also potential suitors.Under Friedman, the Dodgers have been linked to some of the most expensive free agents each winter but, from all indications, have avoided a back-and-forth bidding war except for two cases.last_img read more

first_imgAdela Comor (23) is an athlete in the athletics club “Novi Grad”. Apart from the queen of all sports, this young athlete is also engaged as a football referee, and it is no surprise that she attends the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education as well.“First, I started training basketball, and that was my very first love. I was training at the basketball club “Bosnjak” in Hadzici, which was established back then, and I can say that my teacher in the school introduced me to the sports. I had to make a decision before I went to high school, and I decided for athletics, which was much more interesting for me at that time,” said this young athlete.“The “Avaz Twist Tower” race will take place very soon, where I am on the winning podium every year, and this year my biggest competition will be Lucia Kimani. The Balkan Championship in Novi Pazar will be held already in mid-July, and my colleague from the club, Alma Hrnjic, and I are hoping for a good result. Before that, we will perform at the European Championship in Malta as well,” stated optimistic Comor.Besides athletics, Adela is also professionally engaged as a football referee.As she says, her main goal in the future is to become a successful athlete.“My priority is athletics while being football referee is in the second place. If it happens that I have an important race that is held at the same time as the football match, I will choose athletics, and I will continue to train and work even harder. I wish to leave a trace even beyond the borders of our country, and I will continue to train and see how far I can get. I am not thinking about putting a stop to my career because I cannot live without athletics. Athletics entered deep into my skin, and it just became part of my life,” concluded young Adela.(Source: N. Kustura/ read more

first_imgThe good result that gave Madrid that transfer of Valverde to Depor is what has encouraged the white leaders to now give Hugo Vallejo to the club of Coruña. The Blue and Whites are also immersed in relegation positions, in this case to Second B. The newly signed end of Malaga will be tested in an extreme situation, in which he will have to prove his category under the pressure of playing in one of the nine league champions and trying to avoid relegation. Fede Valverde It is the great revelation of the Madrid squad. Hugo Vallejo It is the last promise that comes to the white club. One is Uruguayan and the other is from Granada. Nevertheless, the two have in common the Deportivo in their training process.On July 28, 2016, Fede Valverde He signed his contract with Madrid. After a season in the subsidiary, the white club decided to transfer it to Deportivo so that it would fire. In A Coruña he played 25 games (1,316 minutes) and suffered the decline of Depor to Second Division. It was a very hard season, but It served to know the pressure of living in an extreme situation and maximum tension as it is a loss of category. That experience made him mature and grow football to the point of being Today it is one of the key pieces of the Zidane scheme.last_img read more

first_imgUSC senior Lodrick Stewart led the student section at Galen Center in displaying the university’s trademark victory sign as the school’s fight song played. Teammates surrounded Stewart, some going into the aisles, as the capacity crowd paid tribute to one of the Trojans’ best seasons since the Pacific-10 Conference expanded to 10teams in 1979. The players paid tribute back for the electric atmosphere that built all season and reached a crescendo Saturday. Then the players lifted senior walk-on Chris Penrose – who hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds – onto their shoulders and carried him off the court. USC’s 84-66 victory over California in its final home game displayed everything that has changed this year within the program – the attitude, the attendance and the atmosphere. “We said from day one, we’re not going to beg our people to come out,” said coach Tim Floyd after his team played in front of a sellout Galen Center-record crowd of 10,027. “You have to earn those things.” USC has done that with a team that has defied all expectations. The Trojans (21-8, 11-5) are guaranteed at least fourth place in the Pac-10, will take second if they win both games in Washington this week and can wrap up third with a win or Stanford loss in the final two games. This for a team that entered the season picked to finish sixth in the conference and starting freshmen at point guard and power forward. “We’re playing for seeding now,” Stewart said. “There’s not a doubt we’re going to the (NCAA) Tournament. I think we’re going now, and the coaches feel the same way.” center_img USC’s 15-3 record at Galen Center is its best home mark since going 16-3 in 1961. Stewart drained four 3-pointers to give him 220 for his career, breaking the all-time USC mark of 218 held by Brandon Granville (1999-02). His record-breaking shot came at an opportune time, as Cal (14-14, 6-10) had drawn within five points with a little over 13 minutes remaining. “It’s great to get the record on a day like this,” said Stewart, who left the game to large ovation with 55.8 seconds remaining. “It was so sad knowing it’s my last time playing here.” Stewart finished with 13points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Taj Gibson led the Trojans with 18 points. But the shot that drew the biggest crowd outburst of the season came from Penrose, the little-used walk-on who had scored three points entering the game. He came in with 2:23remaining, after the crowd had been chanting his name. Each time he touched the ball, fans yelled for him to shoot. His 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down in the final minute didn’t draw iron. But he got one more chance at his “Rudy” moment and swished a shot from the right corner with 5.3 seconds to go. “I turned around and looked at the student section and couldn’t really hear anything because the place was so loud,” said Penrose, who brought his career total to 16 points. “My heart was going a mile a minute, and I was just so happy and excited. It’s kind of a storybook ending to a little walk-on’s career.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgA Letterkenny chef has been refused a renewal of his gun license because of his convictions for cannabis possession.Letterkenny court.Peter Byrne, who is originally from Dunkineely, appeared before a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court looking for his license to be renewed. The court heard that Mr Byrne, 30, had been shooting with his father since he was 17.His father Michael also gave evidence of how he had taught his son to shoot and how he was a very responsible gun handler.He said he had been shooting for 52 years and his father and grandfather before him had also hunted.Peter Byrne told the court that he liked to shoot and also he liked to cook the animals he hunted for and that it was part of his life.However, the court was given evidence of previous convictions against Peter Byrne under the Misuse of Drugs Act.The court was told that as well as small amounts of herbal cannabis, the chef had also been found in possession of a cannabis grinder and weighing scales.The gun at the centre of the license application is currently held under lock at Killybegs Garda station.After reviewing the case, Judge Denis McLaughlin said he was refusing Mr Byrne’s application.“I feel the Superintendent’s refusal is entirely justified. I would like to know that the guy beside me had not got a habitual cannabis use.“I think I would be reckless if I allowed this appeal,” he said.JUDGE TELLS CHEF HE WOULDN’T LIKE HABITUAL CANNABIS USER OUT SHOOTING WITH HIM was last modified: March 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chefDunkineelygun licensePeter Byrnelast_img read more

first_imgThe women’s 100-meters hurdles is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, afternoon and is part of a thrilling half hour of hurdle races on the Blue Oval Devynne Charlton Bahamas 12.70 DES MOINES, Iowa – Keni Harrison, the world record holder and a three-time defending Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Champion, is returning to Drake Stadium to defend her titles in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Harrison is part of a lineup that includes six Olympians including 2016 silver medalist Nia Ali. Keni Harrison USA 12.20 *^ Ali is another Relays’ regular returning to the Blue Oval after finishing fourth in 2016 leading up to her silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and her personal best of 12.48 was set at Drake Stadium during the 2014 USA Championships. Nia Ali         USA 12.48 2016 (Silver) DNF Adobe Acrobat Reader Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles Relays Week competitions begin Tuesday, April 23, with the Grand Blue Mile on the streets of downtown Des Moines. The heptathlon and decathlon get underway in Drake Stadium Wednesday, April 24, followed by the annual Capital Square Vault. Combined events conclude Thursday, April 25, at Drake Stadium followed by the annual Distance Carnival. Action continues all day Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium.All-session, multi-session and single-session tickets for all of the action are available via, 515-271-3647 or visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office. Name Country PR * World Record^ National RecordPrint Friendly Version Phylicia George Canada 12.65 2016, 2012 The field also features a multi-sport Olympian in Canadian Phylicia George. The four-time Canadian national champion in the 100-meter hurdles and two-time Olympian who owns a personal best of 12.65. She also won an Olympic medal in the two-woman bobsled, having powered Canada to the bronze medal at the 2016 Winter Olympics. Story Linkscenter_img 2nd Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Harrison, who owns the world record at 12.20, owns four of the top 10 times ever run by an American in the event and is aiming to become just the second four-time Relays champion in the 100-meter hurdles. Cindy Ofili Great Britain 12.60 2016 Cindy Ofili of Great Britain, who was fourth in that same Olympic race also returns to the Relays looking for her first invitational win after winning collegiate 100-meter hurdle titles in 2015 and 2016 while competing for Michigan. Fellow member of the Commonwealth, Tobi Amusan, who is from Nigeria comes to the Relays after winning the Commonwealth Games title in the 100-meter hurdles last summer following a second-place showing at the Drake Relays. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Puerto Rico 13.03 ^ 2016 Olympics Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Buy Tickets A pair of national record holders are also in the field in Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Pedyra Seymour. Seymour owns the Bahamian national record at 12.64 while Camacho-Quinn is the Puerto Rican record holder at 12.40 and was a two-time NCAA Champion in the event.  2018 Relays Finish Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Pedrya Seymour       Bahamas 12.64 ^ 2016 Devynne Charlton, who competed in the event as a collegian at Purdue last season, joins the field again looking to add another Relays title to her resume. Tobi Amusan Nigeria 12.60 1st 2016 Get Adobe Acrobat Readerlast_img read more