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Europa League: Man Utd, others know last 16 foes

first_img The first leg will take place in Linz on March 12, with the second leg taking place at Old Trafford on March 19. The Red Devils secured their place in the last 16 with an emphatic 6-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge. The scores were level at 1-1 going into the second leg on Thursday night but United quickly took command of the match at Old Trafford, sprinting into a 3-0 lead before half-time. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live InBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese ActressesAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel Heroes90s Stunners Who Still Look Gorgeous10 Largest Cities In The World Read Also: Ighalo sends message to Man United fans after debut goal vs Club Brugge Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo and Scott McTominay all scored in the first half, before a second-half brace from Fred – his first two goals under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – put the gloss on an impressive win. Full Europa League last-16 draw Istanbul Basaksehir vs CopenhagenOlympiakos vs WolvesRangers vs Bayer LeverkusenWolfsburg vs Shakhtar DonetskInter Milan vs GetafeSevilla vs RomaFrankfurt or Salzburg vs BaselLASK vs Manchester United FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United have discovered their opponents in the last 16 of the Europa League and they will face LASK over two legs. Loading… last_img read more

October 14, 2018 Police Blotter

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Klopp explains hooking Minamino for Everton stalemate

first_img Picked to start on the right-hand side of the Reds’ front three in the absence of Mohamed Salah at Goodison Park, the Japanese looked bright during the opening 45 minutes. However, he was surprisingly withdrawn at the break, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain coming on to take his place on the wing for the second half.Advertisement Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, explained hooking Takumi Minamino at halftime for their 0-0 draw with Everton. Klopp told Sky Sports: “Before the game already I had the idea that I wanted to change really early, just not to wait until somebody has a little bit less than fresh legs. read also:Klopp slams England’s response to the coronavirus “[It was] just to use the opportunity that five changes give you. But Taki played well, he was really in the game. “In the beginning it was a bit difficult but then he was in the game. [The sub] had nothing to do with Taki’s performance, it was purely my idea just to try it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Aug. 27

first_imgMach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 781; 2. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 762; 3. R.J. Esqueda, Granada, Minn., 758; 4. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 754; 5. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 749; 6. Jaedon Erickson, Welcome, Minn., 743; 7. Justin Dose, Biscay, Minn., 737; 8. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 736; 9. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 735; 10. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, Iowa, 731; 11. Greg Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., 727; 12. Austin Friedrich, Saint James, Minn., 724; 13. Ted Trumbo, St. Francis, Kan., and Gilbert Aldape, Sioux City, Iowa, both 715; 15. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 710; 16. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 705; 17. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 704; 18. Larry Joe King Jr., Minot, N.D., 693; 19. Daniel VanderVeen, Sioux City, Iowa, 684; 20. Keagan Haralson, Lubbock, Texas, 678.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 800; 2. Doug Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 796; 3. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 793; 4. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 792; 5. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 791; 6. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 785; 7. Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn., 783; 8. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 779; 9. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., and Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, both 777; 11. Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 774; 12. Gage Neal, Anamosa, Iowa, 773; 13. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 771; 14. James Roebuck, Genoa, Neb., 767; 15. Jake Sachau, Manning, Iowa, 765; 16. Tyler Soppe, Dubuque, Iowa, 764; 17. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb., and Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., both 763; 19. Shane Paris, Muscatine, Iowa, and Brett Berry, Hays, Kan., both 759.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 768; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 762; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 753; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 730; 5. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 713; 6. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 698; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 666; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 661; 9. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 656; 10. Mitchell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 640; 11. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 628; 12. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 612; 13. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 604; 14. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 602; 15. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 586; 16. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 574; 17. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 571; 18. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 561; 19. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 514; 20. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 510.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Tom Berry, Des Moines, Iowa, 799; 2. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 798; 3. Jeff Larson (B1), Freeport, Ill., 797; 4. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 795; 5. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 793; 6. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 787; 7. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 778; 8. Tony Leiker, Gillette, Wy., 777; 9. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., and William Gould, Calera, Okla., both 775; 11. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 774; 12. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 773; 13. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 772; 14. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 771; 15. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 770; 16. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 769; 17. Jeff A. Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., both 768; 19. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 767; 20. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 765. Lady Eagle – 1. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 762; 2. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 745; 3. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 710; 4. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., and Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, both 691; 6. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 678; 7. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 668; 8. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Rip­ley, Minn., 649; 9. Torey Fischer, West Fargo, N.D., and Kenzie Ritter, Keystone, Iowa, both 646; 11. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 628; 12. Allison Morris, Taylor, Texas, 614; 13. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 592; 14. Krissy Car­penter, Aztec, N.M., 580; 15. Brook­lynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 523; 16. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 517; 17. Megan Hatley, Newark, Texas, 514; 18. Jordan Bartz, Shawano, Wis., 492; 19. Hannah Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 475; 20. Amanda Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 467. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 799; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 797; 3. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 796; 4. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 794; 5. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 790; 6. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 789; 7. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 787; 8. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 786; 9. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 783; 10. Jason Fusselman, Avoca, Iowa, and Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., both 781; 12. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 780; 13. Dakota Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 778; 14. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 768; 15. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 765; 16. David Crimmins, Dubuque, Iowa, and Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., both 763; 18. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, 754; 19. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton, Iowa, 751; 20. Solomon Bennett, Minburn, Iowa, 748.center_img IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Michael Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 800; 2. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn., 794; 3. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 792; 4. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 791; 5. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 790; 6. Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa, 784; 7. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 777; 8. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, both 773; 10. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 768; 11. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., and Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., both 765; 13. Travis Barker, Sioux City, Iowa, and Dustin Mooney, Forney, Texas, both 763; 15. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 762; 16. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 760; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 757; 18. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 755; 19. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 752; 20. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 746.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Boyd, Texas, 800; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 749; 3. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 745; 4. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 720; 5. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 718; 6. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 701; 7. Billy J. Gould, Kingwood, Texas, 698; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 696; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 691; 10. Gary Fox, Fort Worth, Texas, 671; 11. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 668; 12. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 656; 13. Tim Ihnen, Cortez, Colo., 653; 14. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 633; 15. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 616; 16. Steve Blair, Cortez, Colo., 612; 17. Jason Hubbert, Belton, Texas, 599; 18. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 589; 19. Michael McCullough, Denison, Texas, 578; 20. Tommy Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 573. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 797; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 785; 3. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 767; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 741; 5. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, and Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., both 730; 7. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 729; 8. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 726; 9. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 724; 10. Ben Sukup, Norfolk, Neb., 723; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 702; 12. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 698; 13. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 696; 14. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 694; 15. Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, 689; 16. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 673; 17. Colton Leal, Dubuque, Iowa, 653; 18. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, and Jon Haase, Plainview, Neb., both 625; 20. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 601.  Junior National Champion – 1. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 796; 2. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 792; 3. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 785; 4. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 767; 5. Jack Bransom, Bur­leson, Texas, 754; 6. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 747; 7. Mat­thew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 745; 8. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 741; 9. Cade Rich­ards, Lin­coln, Neb., 738; 10. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 722; 11. Jerret Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 718; 12. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 710; 13. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 705; 14. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 704; 15. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, and Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., both 696; 17. Blake Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 695; 18. Carter Koop, Rockwell, Iowa, 689; 19. Ashton Wilkey, Batesville, Ark., 685; 20. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 683.last_img read more

Ronald Koeman: It’s too early for Jay Rodriguez to return to England squad

first_img The 26-year-old forward has just one senior cap and has only recently returned to action following a serious knee injury that threatened his career. He scored his first goal in almost 17 months to pull Saints level in their 1-1 draw against FC Midtjylland in the opening leg of their Europa League play-off and is likely to start the return match on Thursday. “At the moment I’m just concentrating week by week to get as much match fitness and sharpness as I can and try and take confidence from each game. It’s a case of taking it slowly and hopefully it comes. “Of course, it was the highlight of my career to go and represent my country. It’s the best thing for a player to do that.” Although he admitted the thought of an international return was not at the forefront of his mind, Rodriguez did concede it was something that helped him through his lengthy spell on the sidelines. “There were times in my injury period that were really hard. If you aim high then the sky’s the limit and that is what keeps you going through the tough times,” he said. “There’s no limit on what you can do. To reach the highest possible thing you can in football is a good marker.” When pushed on Rodriguez’s fitness, Koeman refused to put a timescale on when the striker would be back to his best. “Difficult to put it in time,” he added. “I’d say its four or five weeks. He needs rhythm of playing the game, the freshness, the sharpness he mentioned. You get sharpness by playing games. He needs time.” Koeman also said he has explained to Rodriguez how the club want to manage his comeback. “I spoke several times to Jay,” he said. “And we speak about his situation. To give example, the day after last week the Thursday he stayed inside to recover and he wasn’t outside with the rest of the team, because we know he needs time after 70-80 minutes he didn’t play that Thursday 90 minutes. We have to take care about his fitness. “We like to have Jay in two months really on his level. Then normally he will start every game and play 90 minutes, because it’s important player for the team.” With Hodgson delaying his squad announcement for the European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland until Sunday, the former Burnley forward will have another chance to impress the England manager in Denmark. Leicester’s Jamie Vardy is the only striker from the last international squad to have scored a Premier League goal so far this season, but Koeman feels Rodriguez needs more time with Southampton before he is ready to add to the cap he collected against Chile in November 2013. ‘In my opinion it’s too soon,” said the Dutchman. “That’s one of the reasons that he is not playing or starting Thursday, Sunday, Thursday, Sunday. It takes time after so long a period outside the pitch and working hard to come back. He needs time to come back for the national team as well. ‘It takes time, this is normal. I’m already a little bit surprised how he did last week on Thursday because he was really on a high level. It’s normal he is still not 100 per cent. “When he’s 100 per cent and when he is on his level for sure he will be an interesting player for the national squad, but don’t put too much pressure on Jay. It will come, it takes time, first concentrate on Southampton. If he is 100 per cent then he will be sure he will be one of the targets for the national team.” Rodriguez, who came on for the final 12 minutes of Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Watford, will be hoping for a starting place in Denmark on Thursday night and admits an England recall is something he will be striving toward. “That’s a dream and that’s what I aspire to,” he said. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has warned England counterpart Roy Hodgson it is too early for Jay Rodriguez to return to the national team. Press Associationlast_img read more

To win, USC must learn from these three mistakes

first_imgDaniel Zhu | Daily TrojanUSC’s highly anticipated 2017 football season kicked off in a lackluster way on Saturday, as heavy underdog Western Michigan went blow-for-blow with the Trojans, who were unable to pull away until the fourth quarter. For a top-five team, the mere possibility of losing to a Mid-American Conference team in the opening weekend was disappointing.This week brings a much greater challenge; the 14th-ranked Stanford Cardinal come to the Coliseum for a rivalry game after pounding Rice 62-7 two weeks ago. Here are the key areas the Trojans will have to improve on to defeat Stanford for the first time since 2014.Stop The RunWestern Michigan ran for 263 yards on Saturday, on 5.5 yards per attempt. The Trojans were unable to get a push from their defensive line, and the result was consistent openings for Bronco running backs. USC’s lack of physicality was evidenced by the four tackles for loss and one sack during the afternoon match.The front line wasn’t the only issue. Trojan linebackers and defensive backs missed a lot of tackles in the secondary. USC struggled to track down and wrap up open-field runners.This type of play will be an issue against a Stanford team that bludgeoned Rice for 287 rushing yards on 8 yards per attempt. The Cardinal have four returning starters along the offensive line, and they looked dominant in Week 1. USC’s run defense must be tougher, not only this week, but also moving forward.Darnold needs to take the helmTo be clear, Darnold wasn’t bad on Saturday. He was 23-of-33 for 289 yards, ran for a touchdown and converted on six of his eight third down attempts. He made the plays the team needed, and did the best he could behind a slightly spotty pass-blocking offensive line.However, the type of performance that can down Western Michigan isn’t the same as the one that is necessary to defeat Stanford. Darnold’s two interceptions, while coming on tipped balls, were not placed in the right spot for receivers to make plays. He lacked chemistry with every receiver but junior Deontay Burnett, missing multiple throws downfield on miscommunications, and he didn’t throw a touchdown.Darnold was far from USC’s biggest problem Saturday. But Stanford’s defense will be much stouter than Western Michigan’s. They won’t let junior Ronald Jones II and freshman Stephen Carr run over, around and through them. The receivers likely won’t gain any more separation. For the Trojans to win, Darnold will need to make plays with his feet and complete tough throws. He needs to prove he is worth the hype.Cut Down On MistakesIssues of discipline plagued the team last season, especially during the 1-3 start, and it was the same story Saturday. The Broncos scored touchdowns on a double pass and a kick return, which were key in maintaining an early lead in the second half. Junio linebacker Porter Gustin was inches from intercepting the double pass and taking it to the house, but once quarterback Jon Wassink had the ball in his hands, he had a clear path to the end zone. The team committed two turnovers on Darnold’s interceptions, and it would have been three if the Broncos recovered an errant snap. The Trojans were penalized nine times, including four on the offensive line, for a total of 94 yards. The line’s communication struggles were apparent on a third down sack in which the pass rusher reached Darnold untouched. Receivers dropped no fewer than four Darnold passes, and sophomore cornerback Jack Jones set the Trojans back when he let his knee touch the ground while receiving a kick. These type of unforced errors will be deadly against an opponent of Stanford’s caliber, and the Trojans will be embarrassed at home if they don’t clean up their act.last_img read more

Syracuse denies St. Bonaventure offense in 7-0 win

first_imgSt. Bonaventure’s Kosi Nwafornso walked off the pitch on Tuesday night with a hood pulled over his head. A couple of teammates walked over and patted his back. Nwafornso shook his head, his eyes glued to ground.A few feet away, Syracuse players wore thick Nike coats and wide smiles. They huddled together near camera crews, applauding freshman Julio Fulcar for making it “big time.” The contrasting scenes were a result of the previous 90 minutes. While SU celebrated, Nwafornso struggled. While the Orange dominated with relative ease, Nwafornso failed time and again.The 6-foot-1 playmaker entered the game responsible for seven of the Bonnies’ 11 goals and was the producer of more than half the team’s points (16 of 31). He’d been on the scoresheet in all but one of the Bonnies’ wins. For the Orange, the defensive strategy was simple: Stop Nwafornso. Syracuse (7-4-2, 1-3-1 Atlantic Coast) did just that, holding St. Bonaventure’s (5-7-1, 2-3 Atlantic 10) “focal point,” Orange defender Kamal Miller said, to one shot in the Orange’s 7-0 demolition.The win marked Syracuse’s third-straight shutout at home while its allowed just one goal in the last 322 minutes played in SU Soccer Stadium, dating back to an overtime draw against Colgate on Sept. 24. In that stretch, the backline has stifled the best offense in the country (Wake Forest) and one of the worst (Ohio State). On Tuesday night, it was Nwafornso and St. Bonaventure’s turn.“We put out the fire before the fire,” Miller said. “We were proactive on him and had an eye on him wherever we were.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFour nights ago, SU was burned by then-No. 11 Louisville for not stopping its top-performers. The Cardinals’ Tate Schmitt and Adam Wilson — U of L’s points leaders — erased Syracuse’s 2-0 lead en route to a draw. Against a weaker St. Bonaventure squad, SU made sure the Bonnies’ threat wouldn’t make an impact.Syracuse jumped out to an early two-goal lead created by sophomore Tajon Buchanan and didn’t allow the Bonnies to rebound.When the game kicked off, SU goalie Hendrik Hilpert screamed “pressure,” as blue and orange striped jerseys dashed across the field. Whenever the Bonnies possessed the ball, two defenders gravitated toward Nwafornso. As St. Bonaventure weathered Syracuse’s initial fury and brought the ball to its own attacking-third, two Orange defenders remained on Nwafornso.“I thought we did a good job of cutting off the service,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “Our pressing, for the most part, was good tonight. We worked extremely hard to limit their opportunities.”The Nigerian-born attacker seized one-on-one opportunities, using a combination of size and space to best defenders. On the rare occasions that he broke free of SU’s press, another defender would charge at him.Syracuse starting center back Len Zeugner was “banged up,” and not available. Tuesday night’s backline consisted of Miller, Sondre Norheim in a more central role, Simon Triantafillou and spot-starter Jan Breitenmoser. Syracuse routinely shakes up the defensive rotations in practice, familiarizing each other for when the time comes.“I thought (Triantafillou) did a good job,” McIntyre said. “When (Nwafornso) moved through the middle, I thought (Miller) and (Norheim) did a good job. We had bodies around him.”SU’s backline utilized a “one-and-a-half job” mentality, Miller said. Each defender was constantly aware of two Bonnies’ players: whomever their assignment was and Nwafornso. On restarts — goal kicks, corners and set pieces — the Orange dedicated two and sometimes three bodies to the one player that could beat them.In the first half, with Nwafornso open on the wing, a St. Bonaventure midfielder was called for a handball. The senior clapped his hands and kept his head forward, but his frustration grew as the game went on.Once Buchanan added a third goal, Nwafornso jogged to midfield. He shook his head when SU forward Ryan Raposo almost scored seconds later. He kept his head down on the ensuing free kick and didn’t notice the ball sail over his head.Later in the half, a through ball from the Bonnies’ backline was intended for Nwafornso but it was too high and he took one step before realizing it. From the stands, a St. Bonaventure fan yelled “You guys got to support him, come on!” His teammates didn’t, though, and Nwafornso watched as Fulcar scored SU’s fourth goal. Buchanan capped off his hat trick two minutes later.Nwafornso’s night ended in the 68th minute as the Bonnies’ subbed out four starters, effectively conceding the match. Nwafornso sauntered to the bench and sat down. He hadn’t made his impact and all that was left to do was watch.“We were aware of (Nwafornso),” McIntyre said. “…We’ve played against good players this year and I thought we did a decent job of keeping him quiet tonight.” Published on October 16, 2018 at 11:07 pm Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Ablaze Wins Bayern Youth Cup Tourney as Bundesliga Trophy Witnesses Large…

first_imgAblaze FC of Lagos have emerged winners of the FC Bayern Youth Cup Tournament after a 1 nil victory over Sporting Dreams of Abuja in a tightly contested final played in Abuja last weekend.The game took place at Aduvie International School and witnessed a large turnout by participating teams and spectators alike who came out in their numbers to support the youngsters.At the end of the competition, 10 players were selected from six teams to form the team that would represent Nigeria in the world finals in Munich, Germany in May.Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, Justin Zhang hailed the tenacity of the boys who defied the blazing heat of the day to battle for the top spot in the keenly contested competition. According to Zhang, “StarTimes is proud to be a part of the competition and it makes us pleased to be supporting the dreams and aspirations of these players to play international football”Also speaking, the Country Director, VOE Foundation, Victor Edeh commended all contesting teams in the competition noting that it had been a rewarding experience for the teams and it was now time to buckle up and prepare to face other winners from various parts of the world.Similarly, as part of activities to mark the climax of the tournament, fans, supporters and followers of FC Bayern and lovers of German football came out to see the Bundesliga trophy which was on display at the venue of the competition for the first time in Nigeria.The next phase of the competition will be hosted in Germany this May, where teams from seven countries drawn from Asia, Europe and America would all converge at Bayern Munich to battle it out for the world finals. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Anthony Joshua fight in doubt after Jarrell Miller’s ‘adverse finding’

first_imgBut while the 2012 Olympic gold medalist continues preparations for the fight, Hearn — who represents both fighters under his Matchroom banner — revealed he had been informed of an adverse finding from Miller, a New Yorker. “We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample collected on March 20th, 2019,” Hearn wrote on Twitter. We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample collected on March 20th, 2019. We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1st at MSG.— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) April 17, 2019″We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1st at MSG.”  Salita Promotions, which co-promotes Miller, also issued a statement on Twitter: “We are in the process of obtaining further information about VADA’s finding and will have more to say soon on this developing situation. In the meantime, Jarrell continues to train for his June 1 fight against Anthony Joshua.” Ominsport has contacted VADA for comment. Miller (23-0-1) last fought in November, beating Romanian Bogdan Dinu inside four rounds, two months after Joshua stopped Russia’s former world champion Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in seven. Anthony Joshua’s next scheduled opponent, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has returned an “adverse finding” in a drug test conducted last month by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Joshua (22-0) is set to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in his U.S. debut against Miller in a battle of unbeatens June 1 at Madison Square Garden on June 1. last_img read more

Sugar not as sweet as before

first_img…will weigh heavily on the nation’s budget – Finance MinisterIn light of recent calls for another bailout to the cash-strapped sugar industry, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said recent challenges have made sugar “not as sweet”. At a press briefing Monday Jordan explained that to sustain what he deemed an “expensive industry” the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) would have to undergo “severe structural transformation” for it to be sustained.“Sugar is not what is used to be and it is probably not as sweet and sugar has to go under severe structural transformation to survive as an industry,” Jordan pointed out.In reference to the recent announcement that the Wales Sugar Estate would convert to new enterprises including dairy production, the Finance Minister revealed that government is currently petitioning the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a loan to aid in agricultural development.“We are talking to IDB to get an agri development loan that will look at agricultural diversification… this loan is going to target dairy and livestock development,” Jordan explained.He however cautioned that the loan is still in its formulation stages. Notably, when the media questioned him as to whether considerations are being made for Wales to be covered by this loan, Jordan declined to confirm this.“I’m not saying that [the loan] would include Wales,” he said.“Diversification of sugar was attempted in the 1970s but we have to do more than attempt, we have to be realistic,” he pointed out.The minister said sugar production is not able to compete in international markets. In this light, he explained that government has an obligation to support the ailing industry but warned the industry will weigh heavily on the nation’s budget.“We have an obligation to try to carry [the industry], given its contribution to the economy; it is clear that this cannot continue forever but in the short-term the industry will weigh heavily on our budget,” Jordan pointed out.The country’s finance manager also noted that most of government allocations to the industry has already been expended.“This year, we put in $9B… today, almost 75 per cent of that has already been transferred… El Niño reduced the first crop by 30,000 tonnes. This obviously means that the sugar industry will be coming to government again for more money… this is the reality, this is not something that government can change overnight,” he posited.He further noted that government had “stepped in” and allocated $12 billion for last year as “a matter of urgency” and was also of the view that too much was expended in the past to Skeldon Estate and the Enmore packaging plant. The minister likened the two initiatives to coloured elephants.“The last government spent tremendous amounts of money including the money spent on the Skeldon and the money spent on the Enmore packaging plant and both of these are either white, black or brown elephants at the moment to which we are expected to carry,” he observed.It was only last week that Chairman of GuySuCo Dr Clive Thomas related that the corporation would need another bailout as most of the funds were already used up. President Granger in response noted that his government might be inclined to award another bailout to the declining industry.It was on Wednesday last that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder announced that Wales Sugar Estate would be converted to into a dairy product, fruit juices processing facility.“We can see the land being used for dairy production, and we can see some land being made available to people in the area so that they could farm and provide milk, provide fruit juices, provide things of that nature, and we would want to see that replicated in other estates,” Holder is quoted by the Government Information Agency as saying.Holder explained that since the lands will no longer be used for sugar cane cultivation, it will be allocated for cattle rearing, and cultivation of myriad of crops to sustain the operations of the juice plant.“[This decision presents] an opportunity to convert the estate into a model for other areas within the sugar industry’s diversification,” he noted. However it is yet to be made clear as to how these measures will be implemented.In January, it was announced that Wales would cease sugar operations by yearend.last_img read more

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