TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keisuke Honda sends message to AC Milan after Man Utd pleaby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJapanese great Keisuke Honda has invited former club AC Milan to make him an offer.The forward is a free agent and has already made a ‘come and plea’ to Manchester United on social media.Honda has now done the same with AC Milan, declaring: “I have always wanted to help you. Call me when you need me! @acmilan”.I have always wanted to help you. Call me when you need me! @acmilan— KeisukeHonda (@kskgroup2017) September 30, 2019
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kansas state marching band jayhawkUpdate: Kansas State’s marching band has issued a statement on the performance. We apologize for anyone offended by our halftime performance depicting the starship enterprise and the Jayhawk mascot.— KState Marching Band (@KStatePride) September 6, 2015 Earlier: Kansas State is having no trouble with South Dakota tonight. But its marching band might have some explaining to do come Sunday morning.During the halftime show, which you can view below, half of the band (on the right) formed the Starship Enterprise from the Star Trek series, while the other half (on the left) formed the Kansas Jayhawk – their main rival’s logo. Next, the spaceship entered the bird’s mouth. The video is NSFW, [email protected] your (and mine) favorite university just did this at halftime. #EMAW #Jayhawks #dickinthebeak pic.twitter.com/28RFMP1dBG— Scott Pufahl (@pufizzle) September 6, 2015Please no one get fired for this “coincidence” https://t.co/f2ZAHVVVJM— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) September 6, 2015We’ll see if they get away with it. Kansas fans likely won’t be amused.
Peyton ESPNDuring Peyton Manning’s retirement press conference this afternoon, the former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos’ quarterback was asked about the sexual assault allegation from his time at Tennessee. The question was asked by USA Today‘s Lindsay Jones, who tweeted about her decision to ask the question. Manning deserved a chance to respond to what everyone has been saying about him for the last month. I had to ask.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) March 7, 2016Manning gave a somewhat lengthy answer that concluded with, “I did not do what has been alleged.” We didn’t get to hear him say that on ESPN, though. The feed of the press conference – suspiciously to some – cut out during Manning’s response. The NFL Network’s feed did not. Real subtle, @espn pic.twitter.com/CZkSiBKzEw— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) March 7, 2016You can view Manning’s full retirement speech here.
Washington: Terror groups may be increasingly recruiting women, data from the first large-scale research project evaluating the characteristics of women involved in jihadism-inspired terrorism has found, days after Sri Lanka witnessed the country’s worst terror attack. A woman was part of the nine suicide bombers in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and intelligence officials say more women posing as devotees were planning to carry our terror attacks on Buddhist temples in the island nation. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportA study published on Monday by the North Carolina State University in the US found significant differences between men and women in both their backgrounds and their roles within terrorist groups. For the study, researchers drew on data from the Western Jihadism Project, based at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, which collects data on terrorists associated with Al-Qaeda-inspired organisations. The researchers conducted comparative analyses of 272 women and 266 men, who were matched to control for variables such as ethnicity, nation of residence and age at radicalisation. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThere were significant differences in background for men and women. For example, only 2 per cent of women had a criminal background before radicalisation, compared to 19 per cent of men. While about 14 per cent of men had no profession in the six months preceding their affiliation with a terrorist group, almost 42 per cent of women were unemployed during the same timeframe, the study found. “The data also suggests that terrorist organisations may be increasingly recruiting women,” says Sarah Desmarais, an associate professor of psychology at North Carolina State and co-author of the paper. “For example, 34 per cent of the women in our sample were born after 1990, while only 15 per cent of men were born after 1990. Since we were able to control for age at radicalisation, this suggests an increase in women’s involvement in terrorist groups,” she said. The research also highlighted different roles for women in terrorist action. “Women were less likely than men to be involved in planning or carrying out terrorist attacks,” Christine Brugh, lead author of a paper on the work and a Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University. “Only 52 per cent of the women were involved in plots, compared to 76 per cent of men,” Brugh said. “In many ways, the roles of the women in these terrorist groups are consistent with traditional gender norms,” Desmarais said. “The women were more likely to play behind-the-scenes roles aimed at supporting the organisation,” Brugh said.
3. Coach Bo Ryan leads No. 4-seeded Wisconsin (23-8) into the NCAA Tournament for the 10th consecutive year. The Badgers will play the Atlantic Sun Conference champion, No. 13-seeded Belmont Bruins (30-4), in the first round. 3. After being in contention for a No. 1 seed for most of the season, No. 4 seed Texas fell after losing three of four games to unranked teams late in February. The Longhorns will take on No. 13 seed Oakland, who some have pegged to be a Cinderella team after winning the Summit League Championship. 5. Kemba Walker took No. 3 seed Connecticut to a five-games-in-five-days championship run to the Big East Tournament — a conference that sent 11 teams to the NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 26 points per game in the conference tournament. UConn takes on No. 14 Bucknell, which won the Patriot League title. Southwest Region 1. No. 1 seed Kansas is the deepest team in the nation, but at times loses focus defensively. Nevertheless, the Jayhawks are a legitimate title contender and are the overwhelming favorite to win the region. East Region 1. Ohio State, the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, is the favorite, not only to win its region, but to be the last team standing come April 4. The Buckeyes should cruise until a potential matchup with No. 4 seed Kentucky in the Sweet 16. 2. No. 6 seed Xavier’s Tu Holloway is the best player you’ve never heard of. The Atlantic-10 Player of the Year was second in the A-10 in points, assists, steals and free-throw percentage. Holloway also has recorded two triple-doubles on the season, and scored 26 points in last season’s Elite 8 loss against Kansas State. 3. The best first-round tilt will take place between No. 8 seed George Mason and No. 9 seed Villanova. George Mason comes in winner of 16 of its last 17 games, while Villanova has lost five in a row and seven of its last nine. This game will feature two teams that look to push the tempo, evidenced by both squads’ 73-points-a-game averages. 4. No. 2 seed North Carolina is the only team in the region with enough size potentially to get OSU’s big men in foul trouble, and the talent to go shot for shot with the Buckeyes. However, the Tar Heels’ tournament inexperience is a major concern. 5. That said, OSU will win the East Region. The Buckeyes boast an impeccable combination of youth and experience, as well as perimeter shooting and inside play. That should be enough for them to reach their second Final Four in four years. West Region 1. No. 1 seed Duke likely needed its championship run in the ACC Tournament to secure a No. 1 seed after beating North Carolina, 75-58, in the conference title game. The Blue Devils benefited from Notre Dame falling to Louisville in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. There’s speculation about whether star freshman guard Kyrie Irving’s toe injury will allow him to participate in the tournament. 4. No. 2 seed San Diego State was the second-to-last team in the country to remain undefeated, behind OSU. The Aztecs suffered their only two losses to BYU, but beat BYU, 72-54, in the Mountain West championship game Saturday. They take on No. 15 seed Northern Colorado, led by guard Devon Beitzel’s 21.4 points per game. 2. Purdue gets a favorable draw as a No. 3 seed. Look for its veteran leadership and scoring to carry it on a deep tournament run. 3. No. 10 seed Florida State has star player Chris Singleton returning from injury and the Seminoles’ defensive mindset allows them to match up with anyone. Notre Dame will have its hands full in round two. 4. Few expected Louisville to be a No. 4 seed come March. Don’t be surprised if Rick Pitino’s squad continues to exceed expectations. 4. Michigan State was named the Southeast region’s No. 10 seed after posting a 19-14 record and advancing the Big Ten Tournament’s semifinal round. The Spartans will play No. 7-seeded UCLA (22-10) in the first round. This is the Spartans’ 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. 2. No. 8 seed Michigan will take on the team that took out OSU last year in the Sweet 16, No. 9 seed Tennessee, in the first round. The Wolverines ranked 249th in the country in scoring and will face the Volunteers, led by 6-foot-7 Scotty Hopson’s 17.4 points per game. 2. 2010 NCAA Tournament runner-up Butler (23-9) is the No. 8 seed in the Southeast Region. The Bulldogs will play No. 9-seeded Old Dominion (27-6) in the first round. 5. Upsets in matches between 12th- and fifth-seeded teams are always trendy, but Atlantic 10 Tournament champion Richmond poses a legitimate threat to the region. Remember the name Justin Harper. The 6-foot-10 forward with 3-point range could make a name for himself. Southeast Region 1. UNC-Asheville will take on Arkansas-Little Rock on Tuesday in the Southeast Region’s play-in game. The winner will assume the region’s No. 16 seed and play No. 1-seeded Pittsburgh (27-5) in its next game. 5. The Florida Gators (26-7) were named the Southeast Region’s No. 2 seed. On Nov. 16, Ohio State defeated the Gators, 93-75, in Gainesville, Fla.
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has taken his last snap in Scarlet and Gray. Many Buckeye fans were done with Pryor. They wanted him out, wanted to turn a new page. But in a much harsher reality, problems are far from resolved for the Ohio State football program. Interim head coach Luke Fickell, athletic director Gene Smith and President E. Gordon Gee have until July 5 to provide responses to 42 inquiries from the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations addressed to Gee April 21. University representatives – including former head coach Jim Tressel and Fickell – are scheduled to meet with the Committee on Infractions on Aug. 12. The problems not only apply to off-the-field problems, but there is now a touchdown-producing hole in the defending Big Ten champions’ offense. In the 2010 season, Pryor accounted for 2,272 passing yards, 754 rushing yards and 31 total touchdowns. In addition to Pryor missing the entire season, five other players are already suspended for a portion of the season. The NCAA suspended Pryor, running back Dan Herron, receiver DeVier Posey, offensive lineman Mike Adams and defensive end Solomon Thomas for the first five games of the upcoming season for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits from Eddie Rife, owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor. Linebacker Jordan Whiting earned a one-game suspension. Former OSU linebacker Brian Rolle tweeted from his account Tuesday, @rolly_polly36, that the constant turmoil Buckeyes everywhere are experiencing is frustrating. “You’ve got to be kidding me TP,” Rolle said on Twitter. “Heartbreak after heartbreak… feels like an abusive relationship.” Where does this leave the remaining Buckeyes? The 2011 OSU squad will begin looking at the four quarterback options for the season. OSU tight end Jake Stoneburner summarized it on his twitter account, @STONEYeleven. “KG, BM, JB, TG… Time to step up fellas. This just got real,” Stoneburner tweeted Tuesday. Stoneburner was referring to Kenny Guiton (KG), Braxton Miller (BM), Joe Bauserman (JB) and Taylor Graham (TG). During the 2011 Spring Game, all four quarterbacks saw playing time and all four put up about comparable numbers. Pryor’s lawyer, Larry James, released a statement on Pryor’s behalf. “In the best interest of my teammates, I’ve decided to forego my senior season at Ohio State,” Pryor said in the statement. A friend of Pryor’s and a star of near-equal stature on campus, Jared Sullinger, tweeted to Pryor from his account, @Jared_Sully0. “We gonna miss you @TPeezy2,” Sullinger tweeted. “Had a great career hopefully that continues at the next level bro.”
Former Ohio State men’s basketball forward J.D. Weatherspoon said he felt relieved after making his decision to transfer to Toledo, where he will continue his basketball career. After playing two years for the Buckeyes with a minor role, the 6-foot-6 sophomore said he’s looking forward to a new opportunity and a change of scenery. “I’m looking forward to starting fresh in a new atmosphere,” Weatherspoon said. “Coach Matta thought this was in the best interest for my future, so I wasn’t about to argue with him. He really looked out for me and I’m glad he told me.” Matta said he wished Weatherspoon success with his decision and said the team valued his work ethic. “His teammates and our staff appreciate the hard work J.D. has put in to make our team better,” Matta said in a press release. “We wish him nothing but the best.” During his two seasons with the Buckeyes, Weatherspoon averaged 2.7 points and one rebound in the 35 games he played. Over that span, he averaged about six minutes of court time per game. Weatherspoon said he just wants an opportunity to play the game that he has invested so much of his time in. “When you’re coming out of high school going to college, you didn’t get a scholarship to sit the bench,” Weatherspoon said. “You want a scholarship to play basketball.” Weatherspoon found the scholarship he was looking for with a little help from Ryan Peadon, an assistant coach for Toledo’s basketball team. Peadon said he has a Columbus background so he knew exactly what kind of player Toledo was getting in Weatherspoon. “I’ve seen him play since he was a freshman in high school, so I knew all about him,” Peadon said. “We knew he was a tremendously athletic player, we knew that he was very talented and we knew that he was very versatile.” Peadon said Toledo reached out to Weatherspoon and his coaches after hearing he was released from his scholarship. “We touched bases with his high school coaches, AAU coaches and then we talked to him last because we had to get a feel for what he was thinking,” Peadon said. “I told him I think we would have a great opportunity for him here at Toledo and that it would be a great situation for everybody.” Weatherspoon said the relationship and comfort level with Toledo’s coaches played a big role in his decision. “Coach Peadon and coach (Tod Kowalcyzk) kept it real with me and that’s what I really liked about it,” Weatherspoon said. “They told me the truth saying they really needed me and they felt like I could help out to make the school a better place.” Weatherspoon said staying relatively close to his hometown, Columbus, also came into play when making his decision to transfer to Toledo. “It was really important because my family, friends and fans can still come see me play, so everyone was happy,” Weatherspoon said. Weatherspoon will have two years of eligibility with Toledo starting in 2013-14. Weatherspoon said he will be working hard even though he won’t play for the Rockets in the upcoming season. “Oh yea, I’m going to take my game and studies to another level,” he said. Weatherspoon said his experience at OSU has been good and that he’ll miss the fans more than anything. “It was very fun. You know just being a hometown kid so I really knew a lot about the tradition,” Weatherspoon said. “Of course I’m going to miss my fans because, you know, that’s the biggest supporters. You don’t forget about them wherever you go.”
Tareiq Holmes-Dennis has signed for Bristol Rovers, according to Huddersfield official website.Holmes-Dennis has completed a permanent transfer from Huddersfield Town to Sky Bet League 1 side Bristol Rovers. The terms and details of the transfer have not been disclosed by Huddersfield. Tareiq signed for Huddersfield from Charleroi Athletic back in the summer of 2016.After making his debut in the club’s 2-1 victory Rotherham in September that year he went on to make a further 14 appearances for David Wagner’s side. Tareiq picked up just one assist during his time at Town, setting up Harry Bunn with a lovely cross during Huddersfield 4-0 victory over Port Vale in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.Robbie Fowler interested in managing Bristol Rovers Obinna Echi – December 15, 2018 Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has revealed his interest in becoming the manager at League One club Bristol Rovers.This week, Darrell Clarke left Bristol…The 22-year-old also featured in Huddersfield Town’s playoff promotion run back in 2017, coming on a substitute during the semi-final second leg against Sheffield Wednesday.The left back’s 2017-18 campaign was marred with injuries during a loan spell at Portsmouth. He picked up an injury 19minutes into his Pompey debut.Tareiq’s contract with Huddersfield was meant to run until the summer of 2019 but the club have decided to let him go this summer.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has condemned his team’s poor work ethics against SPAL as they slumped to another defeat.Gasperini did not only see Atalanta suffer a third straight loss on Tuesday but also his former protégé score twice in a 2-0 SPAL win.“This is a game that makes you reflect,” the Coach said after the game.“The biggest problem is being able to be more concrete. We’re playing badly in the final third, with too much individualism.Gasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“We conceded goals from set-pieces, which is something new with respect to previous years.“We must be able to score and be more incisive, it happened both in the Europa League and Serie A.“I’m not bitter about Petagna beating us. He gave me so much and is a young player, who will become even more important if his finishing improves.“We have several strikers in the squad, so we have to look for the right balance. We must recover Ilicic as soon as possible.”
Dan Cohen AUTHOR A final defense spending bill for fiscal 2019 is tantalizingly close, with House and Senate lawmakers expected to go conference shortly on the two-bill package the Senate passed last month, yet the probability that DOD avoids the need to operate under a continuing resolution (CR) after Oct. 1 is only 50-50, according to Washington insiders. Hampering the chances for Congress to complete and approve a conference report for the defense and labor-HHS-education appropriations ‘minibus’ is the lack of time on the congressional calendar before the end of the month, reports CQ. House and Senate negotiators appear poised to hash out a compromise defense bill quickly despite a number of differences in spending allocations, but reaching a deal over the labor-HHS-education title will be more challenging, especially since the House never cleared its own version of that measure.The prospect for the military construction-VA spending title to become law before the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year is brighter, with lawmakers appearing very close to approving a conference agreement for a three-bill spending package made up of the milcon, energy-water and legislative branch titles.Looming over Congress’ goal of advancing next year’s spending bills in a series of minibuses — in an effort to avoid a massive, end-of-the-year omnibus — are President Trump’s prior threats to force a government shutdown over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. More recently, he has backed away from that stance, but the prospect of a shutdown remains a wildcard which could alter plans for multiple full-year spending bills, or even a CR, to become law.One budget expert told CQ he believes there is a 60 percent chance Trump carries out his threat. “What’s the downside for him in vetoing a CR over funding for the wall and looking adamant to his base on immigration?” said Stan Collender. “He looks tough, and it may be his last chance to get the border wall,” Collender said.If Congress ends up relying on a stopgap spending measure to keep the government open after Oct. 1, it likely would last through much of 2018 and be followed by another, even longer, one.