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Royals take Sharp on loan

Royals take Sharp on loan

first_img The 27-year-old is reunited with Royals boss Nigel Adkins, who managed him at St Mary’s and also at Scunthorpe. Sharp has scored 140 career goals but has not made an appearance for Southampton since August 2012, his last action coming in a loan spell with Nottingham Forest last season. Press Association Reading have signed striker Billy Sharp on loan from Southampton.center_img Nevertheless he will go straight into the Reading squad for Saturday’s visit of Birmingham. last_img read more

Twelve-year-old arrested for racist messages to Zaha

Twelve-year-old arrested for racist messages to Zaha

first_img(BBC) – A 12-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating racist messages sent to Crystal Palace forward, Wilfried Zaha on social media.Zaha revealed he had received several abusive messages on social media before Sunday’s trip to Aston Villa, a game they lost 2-0.His manager, Roy Hodgson called the abuse “cowardly and despicable”.The Premier League called the abuse of the 27-year-old Ivory Coast winger “completely unacceptable”.West Midlands Police tweeted Zaha to say they would look into the abuse and hours later confirmed an arrest.“We were alerted to a series of racist messages sent to a footballer today and after looking into them and conducting checks, we have arrested a boy,” read a WM Police tweet.“The 12-year-old from Solihull has been taken into custody. Thanks to everyone who raised it. Racism won’t be tolerated.”Speaking to Sky Sports before the arrest, Hodgson added: “It’s been highlighted at the moment anyway with the Black Lives Matter movement and everyone seems to be making such an effort to eradicate this behaviour.“It is very sad that, on the day of a game, a player wakes up to this cowardly and despicable abuse. It’s right Wilf has made people aware of it and I don’t think this is something you should keep quiet about.“He wants to put off one of our best players from playing well today, but to do it in the way he has chosen is totally inexcusable.”The Premier League said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and the Premier League stands alongside Wilfried Zaha in opposing this, and discrimination in any form.“We will continue to support players, managers, coaches and their family members who receive serious discriminatory online abuse.”Players in England’s top flight have been kneeling in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before every match since the season restarted in June.last_img read more

Trevor Cooney on making the NCAA Tournament: ‘It’s almost everything’

Trevor Cooney on making the NCAA Tournament: ‘It’s almost everything’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As Syracuse sat on the bubble, unsure of whether it would make the NCAA Tournament, Michael Gbinije went about his day before he started to think about it in the afternoon. When the bracket leaked and spread throughout the Internet, Trevor Cooney still wasn’t certain the Orange would make it.But SU did, as a No. 10 seed, and the two fifth-year seniors that have led Syracuse all season will have a chance to play on college basketball’s biggest stage once again.“It’s almost everything,” Cooney said. “It’s why we come to places like Syracuse and you want to play in the Tournament and that’s what we strive to do.”The Orange (19-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will take on No. 7 seed Dayton (25-7, 14-4 Atlantic 10) in the Round of 64 on Friday at 12:15 p.m. in St. Louis. After a self-imposed ban prevented SU from playing in the postseason last year, Syracuse is back in the Tournament for the 32nd time in head coach Jim Boeheim’s 40 seasons. “For Mike and Trevor to get back to the Tournament is just great,” Boeheim said. “Couldn’t be happier for them. Their leadership this year when we struggled was really tremendous.”Boeheim said he was less optimistic that this year’s team would make it compared to past years’ and said he had never been happier on a Selection Sunday. It gives Cooney and Gbinije, two players who could have chosen to transfer from SU after last season without having to sit out a year, a shot they didn’t have a year ago.“It’s just an honor. In high school you watch college basketball and you’re imagining, OK, playing in these types of games,” Gbinije said. “Syracuse as a whole I think deserves it, especially after going through last year and everything like that.” Comments The last time Syracuse played in the NCAA Tournament, in 2014, then-No. 11 seed Dayton upset the then-No. 3 seed Syracuse in the Round of 32. When asked if getting a chance at revenge meant anything, Cooney simply said yes.MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse earns No. 10 seed in NCAA Tournament, will face No. 7 Dayton in Round ofRapid thoughts on Syracuse-Dayton NCAA Tournament matchupTrevor Cooney on making the NCAA Tournament: “It’s almost everything”Storify: Community reacts to Syracuse basketball earning a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournamentcenter_img Related Stories Storify: Fans react to Syracuse loss to Dayton, elimination from NCAA tournamentChristmas keeps Orange close in season-ending loss to Dayton Published on March 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

Trojans edge Cougars to advance to second round

Trojans edge Cougars to advance to second round

first_imgThe Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament began yesterday in Seattle as four first-round games tipped off throughout Thursday. The 7th-seed USC faced off against 10th-seed Washington State and edged out the Cougars 47-44 in a tight, low-scoring contest.Senior forward Kristen Simon recorded 8 points and 11 rebounds on Thursday. Ling Luo | Daily TrojanBoth teams came out with tough defense as USC forced four Washington State turnovers in the first five minutes while Washington State limited USC to just 2-for-9 shooting as the Cougars took an early 6-4 lead. By the end of the quarter, the Cougars led just 7-6 over the Trojans as both teams had trouble putting the ball in the basket.The Trojans went on an 8-2 run in the second period to go ahead 16-12 and would settle with an 18-16 lead at halftime; USC’s junior guard Aliyah Mazyck led all scorers with 10 points in the first half.“I think we just gotta be patient,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “We’re not taking good shots, we’re forcing a lot of shots and our shot selection just needs to get a lot better.”Washington State took back the lead on a 6-2 early run and later led 27-24 following a Louise Brown 3-pointer. However, the Trojans would storm back to take the lead on the heels of a 9-0 run and solid defense. The Trojans would lead 35-31 at the end of the 3rd period.Despite losing the lead briefly to the Cougars, the Trojans would control and lead 39-36 to start the 4th. They would take a 6-point lead following freshman guard Minyon Moore’s pull-up 3-pointer, but the Cougars would cut the lead back down to 3. In crunch time, senior guard Sadie Edwards split her free throws to put the Trojans up 4. But on the other end, Nike McClure capitalized on an and-1 opportunity to cut the Trojans’ lead down to 45-44. Edwards would miss a baseline jumper with seven seconds left but Kristen Simon secured the offensive rebound before getting fouled with two seconds. The Trojans would score a layup to end the game with a 47-44 victory over the Cougars.“It’s defense, we played great defense,” Trakh said. “I think [Edwards] did a nice job, [Mazyck], [Simon], [Moore] was big down the stretch so I think it was just, everybody played defense tonight, it was great. This is our 20th win, I don’t care if we’re playing the Golden State Warriors tomorrow, we’re gonna have fun!”Moore and Mazyck led the Trojans with 16 and 14 points, respectively. While the team struggled shooting from the floor with a 31 percent shooting rate, the team played great defense. Simon led the team in rebounds with 12, including the critical offensive rebound that sealed the game for USC. USC outrebounded Washington State 40-32, including 14-7 on the offensive glass.“When the going got tough, we were just saying: ‘stick together, keep playing our game,’” Moore said.On Friday, the Trojans face off against 2nd-seeded Stanford at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinals. On two previous occasions, the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Trojans in close affairs as they beat the Trojans 72-65 on New Year’s Eve and edged them out again 59-55 on Jan. 19.“Honestly, every game that we played with Stanford has been a close game,” Moore said. “Both teams play great, top players showed out and honestly it’s going to be a great game.”The game will be streamed on Pac-12 Networks as the Trojans play the Cardinal at 6 p.m.last_img read more

A myriad of injuries have left Syracuse with little depth early in the season

A myriad of injuries have left Syracuse with little depth early in the season

first_imgSantita Ebangwese is listed as a graduate student goalkeeper playing in her first season with the Syracuse women’s soccer team. She’s also a former SU volleyball player that led the Atlantic Coast Conference in hitting percentage less than 12 months ago.Last Sunday against Kent State, Ebangwese made her debut for Syracuse women’s soccer on attack. She switched between midfield and occasionally played center forward, positions which she hasn’t played since being a middle schooler, she said. “It was fun,” Ebangwese said. “Little different than I was used to, but I loved helping out my team and rising to the occasion.” Position flexibility is a current necessity for Syracuse (2-3) which has just nine players that have played all possible games this season. By comparison, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 11 Duke both have 14 players and No. 4 Virginia has 15. Even as early as the season-opener, head coach Nicky Adams said she couldn’t have SU press all game because of injuries in the preseason and over the summer. The reduced depth hurt the Orange against Auburn and Kent State, both losses in which they controlled the flow of play in the first half but ceded control as the match wore on. Adams said her players grew too tired in the second half to continue to challenge the Tigers in the two-goal loss. Auburn made 11 substitutions in the first half to Syracuse’s two. The gap in substitutions was 7-1 in the second half and both of Auburn’s goals came after the 50th minute.   AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We got handed a really crappy deck of cards in terms of injuries and there’s nothing we can do about it,” Adams said. “And I am not going to sit on the sidelines and quit at all … And I’m not going to let the team give up.”Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorLast year, Syracuse faced similar struggles and were without goalie Lysianne Proulx, leading-scorer Kate Hostage and forward Sydney Brackett toward the end of the season. It required defender Taylor Bennett to roam upfield more often and holding midfielder Georgia Allen to play as a striker. This year, Allen’s missed time not only because of England U-21 international play but an apparent head injury suffered at Kent State. Mackenzie Vlachos had to step into the holding midfielder role and others, such as Meghan Root and Kailee Coonan, were given greater defensive responsibility. Syracuse’s formations had to be altered to account for the missing Allen. Against Colgate, SU played an aggressive 4-3-3 with outside backs encouraged to join the attack. Since their game against Siena, the Orange have packed the midfield and strengthened the defense with a switch to a 4-5-1 that features the two wingers dropping back when the Orange don’t have the ball. Adams has given the players on the field freedom to interchange as they see fit depending on how they’re reading the game, Brackett said, who’s played both wings as well as an attacking midfield. “We’ve been kind of given that blessing to be creative in that way which is nice,” Brackett said. “So we can read the game while we’re out there sometimes better than onlookers.” Syracuse has also lost some of their ability to play through the midfield and transition from defense to offense. The Orange were forced to play longer balls to the wingers but still haven’t found the back of the net in the last three games. Up front, SU will be without Hostage, last season’s leading goal scorer, for the entirety of the season, according to Adams. So Syracuse’s goal scoring has come from unexpected places. Defenders Shannon Aviza and Bennett have one goal each, both off set pieces. But only one SU goal this season has come in open play. Still, early in her reign as head coach, Adams is looking more at how her team fights through the injury hurdles — not the results that come with it. “We have ultimate effort and sacrifice and heart and passion and control our attitude and effort,” Adams said. “This team is going to go in a direction that it hasn’t gone.”  Comments Published on September 11, 2019 at 10:37 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

CAF appoints Nigeria Federation President as part of AFCON Organising Committee

CAF appoints Nigeria Federation President as part of AFCON Organising Committee

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, as a member of the Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations.The Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations is CAF’s top organising body.In a letter signed by CAF President, Alhaji Issa Hayatou, CAF invited the NFF supremo to the opening ceremony of the 30th Africa Cup of Nations in Malabo on January 17, 2015, and also to coordinate one of the four centres during the three –week, 16 –nation tournament.The 30th Africa Cup of Nations will take place in four Equatorial Guinea cities 17th January – 8th February, 2015.Meanwhile, Pinnick has disclosed that the new NFF administration is striving to enhance the capacity of Nigeria’s referees in order to be able to improve the lot of football on the domestic front.“We fully appreciate the position of the League as the bedrock of our football. That is why we are determined to improve every facet of the game.“We want to start with the referees because they are critical to the matches. Referees have the power to influence the course and complexion of games, for good or for bad. If the referees are firm and incorruptible, we would be on the road to sanity.”Pinnick added: “We are not only aiming to enhance the capacity of referees; we intend to enhance their remuneration as well. In England, referees indemnities are paid by one company. We will try to do the same here. We are already talking to some corporate organisations with a view to helping with payment of referees’ indemnities. “After the above steps are taken to improve the lot of referees, any of them caught in shady business will not only be blacklisted, he or she will also be prosecuted.”The 11 elite Nigerian referees listed for the two-week capacity-enhancing programme in England have been granted entry visas into the United Kingdom.According to the Head of the Communications department of the NFF, Ademola Olajire, the referees constitute the first batch of arbiters to be afforded capacity-enhancing opportunities with a view to improving officiating of the domestic League.Those on the trip to England include; Ferdinand Udoh, Shuaibu Abdullahi, Usman Isah, Samuel Pwadutakan, Tope Orowole, Egudia Efosa, Peter Ogwu, Paul Umuago, Musa Dung Davon, Olayinka Olayide and Ukah Ndubuisi.The delegation, to be led by President of Nigeria Referees Association, Alhaji Ahmed Maude and Chairman of the NFF Referees Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh, will depart for London on Sunday, and will be at the English FA High Performance Training Facility at St. Georges Park, Burton-on-Trent on Monday and Tuesday. Their stay in England will also see them visit Wembley Stadium and Emirates Stadium, the offices of The FA, get involved in study group mini –workshops, assess refereeing operations at a Premier League match and attend a Question-and-Answer session to analyse weekend Premier League matches.last_img read more

B&H Football Team Will Show Its Strength Tonight Against Argentina

B&H Football Team Will Show Its Strength Tonight Against Argentina

first_imgThe football team of B&H will play a friendly match against Argentina in St. Louis on Tuesday early morning. This is an opportunity for the B&H team with the coach Safet Sušić to show what they can do against one of the best teams.Although there is a lot of time until the Word Cup in Brazil, the match against Argentina will be a test of maturity for Bthe &H football team. A good result would bring great confidence to our team. The Dragons have been playing well for the past few years. According to the latest data, the B&H football team will have great support from the fans.The match is scheduled for Monday, at 19:30 ( Tuesday at 20:30 according to Central European time).FACE TV will transmit the match directly.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Who are Top 10 BH Football Players in the History of the Bundesliga?

Who are Top 10 BH Football Players in the History of the Bundesliga?

first_imgVedad Ibisevic entered history on Saturday. With two goals against HSV, Vedad Ibisevic became the best Bosnian player on the list of scorers in the history of the Bundesliga.Attacker of Hertha and BH national team became better than the previous record holder Sergej Barbarez who shook the net of the strongest European leagues for 96 times.In the third place of the best BH attackers in the history of the Bundesliga is Edin Dzeko with 66 goals. Barbarez and Dzeko can be proud for being the best scorers in the German championship season 2000/2001 (Barbarez) and 2009/2010 (Dzeko).Do you know the order of the top 10 scorers of Bundesliga from BiH?Behind Ibisevic, Dzeko, and Barbarez are Hasan Salihamidzic (52), Sejad Salihovic (46), Zvjezdan Misimovic (37), Demir Hotic (36) etc.Older football fans remember Idriz Hosic, who is in eighth place with 32 goals. This football player from Prijedor, who wore jersey of Zeljeznicar from Prijedor, Famos and Partizan, was the top scorer of Kaiserslautern in early 70’s and he also played one season for Duisburg.List of ‘top 10’ best BH scorers in the Bundesliga include Zlatan Bajramovic and Marko Topic.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

first_imgSan Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval cheers after he hit a two run RBI single during the sixth inning of Game 4 of baseball’s World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series was slipping away from the San Francisco Giants.A botched grounder led to a three-run deficit, and they were in danger of falling behind the Kansas City Royals three games to one.Instead of panic, it was time for some Panda-monium.Pablo Sandoval’s single set up Hunter Pence to score the tying run in the fifth inning and the 2012 Series MVP followed with a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth that sent the Giants surging past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday night at pulsating AT&T Park.The Series is tied at two games apiece, ensuring the title will be decided at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium next week.“We never give up, that’s the thing,” said Sandoval, who shook off a stomach bug after starting to feel ill Friday. “We’ve been doing it all year in these situations. We know how that feels.”Pence, eyes ablaze, had three hits, three RBIs and a nifty sliding catch in the ninth inning, and Joe Panik hit a two-run double in a four-run seventh.“We had to win this game tonight no matter what,” said Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong, knocked out after 2 2-3 innings.San Francisco scored 10 unanswered runs and piled on 16 hits in a marathon of exactly 4 hours.“We’re going to battle and scratch and claw,” Panik said.Madison Bumgarner tries to put the Giants ahead Sunday night when he starts against Royals ace James Shields in a rematch of the opener, won by the Giants 7-1.“This was a great ballgame, I thought, especially the way we came back,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.Showcasing baseball at its exciting best, the game included a sprawling catch by Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson that left a pair of divots, and the first use of expanded video review in Series history — which became a turning point. Jeff Kellogg’s safe call at second base was upheld by replay ump Jerry Meals on catcher Salvador Perez’s pickoff attempt of Joaquin Arias, helping the Giants build the pivotal rally.Four fans in the first row near the Giants dugout wore giant — of course — white panda heads as they cheered on Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda and a veteran of the team’s World Series titles in 2010 and ’12. The switch-hitter batted just .199 right-handed during the regular season but came up with his first two-hit game from that side of the plate since Aug. 25, emphatically tossing his bat after lining a single to center that put the Giants ahead 6-4.Sandoval said he vomited after batting practice and took medication.“No one was taking me out of the lineup,” he said. “I play giving my heart and soul to the team.”Lost in the torrent of runs was the earlier fit of pique by Bochy, who threw his hat to the dugout floor when his team botched a third-inning grounder. The mood was different by the eighth, when former Journey singer Steve Perry sprinted to the front row of the second deck behind home plate and led the crowd of 43,066 in a sing-along of “Lights.”The outlook seemed far different in the third , when ominous, dark clouds formed over the bayside ballpark, and the Royals burst ahead 4-1 against Vogelsong with the pitcher’s help. He failed to step on first while covering and trying to catch Brandon Belt’s throw on Eric Hosmer’s tapper. Orange-clad fans quieted, and there even were scattered boos.“I thought we had the situation right in the palm of our hand,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.But Yusmiero Petit settled the NL champions with three innings of scoreless, two-hit relief to improve to 3-0 in the postseason.“The way Petey threw tonight saved our bullpen. He was our MVP tonight for me,” San Francisco pitcher Jeremy Affleldt.Yost stayed with starter Jason Vargas into the fifth, removing him after Panik’s leadoff double. Royals relievers had been 7-0 in the postseason, but Yost couldn’t get to his hard-throwing HDH triad of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland.Jason Frasor and Danny Duffy combined to allow the tying run in a two-run fifth. And Brandon Finnegan, the first player to appear in the College World Series and World Series in the same year, allowed Sandoval’s two-run single and Brandon Belt’s RBI’s single in the sixth.“I don’t think anybody goes through a season without losing a game,” Finnegan said. “If they did they’d be in the Hall of Fame now.”Kansas City went ahead with a two-out, four-run rally in the third with the help of two infield hits that gave the Royals 18 in the postseason, matching the total of all other teams combined. Omar Infante grounded a two-run single up the middle for a 3-1 lead, and Perez followed with a bloop RBI single.“Occasionally I do show emotion in that dugout,” Bochy said of his cap toss.Buster Posey cut the deficit in the bottom half with a run-scoring single, tying Barry Bonds’ team record of 21 career postseason RBIs. Pence’s RBI single in the fifth caused Frasor to throw up both arms in frustration, Sandoval singled Pence to third and Juan Perez’s sacrifice fly made it 4-all.“Oh, man, somewhere inside of me secretly I had hoped that it would go seven games for the excitement and the thrill of it,” Yost said. “Sure looks that way.”UP NEXTRoyals: Shields has a 7.11 ERA this postseason, totaling 19 innings in four starts.Giants: Bumgarner is 3-1 with a 1.40 ERA in five postseason starts this year.PITCHERS AT THE PLATEVargas became the first AL pitcher to bat twice in a Series inning since Boston’s Luis Tiant in the 1975 opener.HIT PARADEEleven Giants had hits, including three of 10 in the No. 9 spot; Petit’s single made him the first Giants reliever to get a Series hit since Slick Castleman in 1936.last_img read more

Australia U19 batsman sledges Indian bowler Kartik Tyagi – watch what happens next!

Australia U19 batsman sledges Indian bowler Kartik Tyagi – watch what happens next!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Star Sports/ICCAdvertisement bhpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5f2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehllyxt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6owgyokWould you ever consider trying this?😱2trCan your students do this? 🌚1jliRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although famous as the ‘Gentleman’s game’, the sport of cricket has its major share of blaspheme, and the verbal abuse aka sledging finds its way from senior cricketers to even the youngsters. The ongoing ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa saw the bitter rivals India and Australia take each other on in the quarterfinal yesterday, and sledging came towards Indian bowler Kartik Tyagi. However, the player gave the perfect reply with the ball.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Star Sports/ICCDefending a total of 233, India was looking to create pressure on their opposition’s batting lineup, and Kartik Tyagi propagated by picking up the wickets of Aussie skipper Mackenzie Harvey and Lachlan Hearne in the first over.In the second over, sledging came from Oliver Davies, the Aussie batsman who was seen raising his bat towards the Indian pacer and uttering something in a foul mouth manner.Advertisement Although Tyagi kept mum against the on field swearing, his answer was waiting in the next delivery. The ball slipped on the edge of the bat, and found itself in the hands of the slip fielder Yashasvi Jaiswal. Davies got his reply, as he went back to the pavilion after scoring just two runs.Check out the amazing incident in the clip below, uploaded on Twitter by user @PRINCE3758458Advertisement pic.twitter.com/MQdvUJV02K— Anpadh educated (@PRINCE3758458) January 29, 2020In his 8 overs, Tyagi showcased a brilliant spell as he picked up a total of four wickets in the match, his fourth victim being Patrick Rowe. India won the match by 74 runs, as the Aussies were all out after scoring 159, and the 19 year old won the Man of the Match award.Tyagi, who made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh in 2017, will be playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2020 IPL.Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 62-off-82 in the first innings, while Atharva Ankolekar kept his strike at 55 runs from 54 balls. In the chase, Sam Fanning was the only Aussie batsman who went past the half century mark, scoring 75 runs.The semi final is scheduled on 4th February at the Senwes Cricket Stadium in Potchefstroom, and the second quarter final this Friday between Afghanistan and Pakistan will determine India’s next opponent.Also read-Bishnoi and Tyagi star as India U19 defeat Japan U19 by 10 wicketsIndia U19 defeat New Zealand in a run affected game, will face Australia in Quarter-finals Advertisementlast_img read more