Amuneke to NFF: Find solutions to dwindling fortunes in age-grade events

first_imgEx-international Emmanuel Amuneke, says Nigeria is not living up to its potential in age-grade tournaments. Amuneke The former Barcelona winger added that the Nigeria Football Federation needs to proffer solutions to the current problems bedeviling football development in the country. Amunike rued the performances of the Golden Eaglets and the Flying Eagles at their respective World Cups and suggested a return to an effective grooming system to turn the tide.Advertisement Loading… “We have the talents to qualify for major age-grade events and do well but, we seem to have deviated from that winning formula,” he told Sports Extra. “Sound developmental programs will curb age cheat that has always impeded the seamless transition of players to the next grade.” Read Also:2019 AFCON: Taifa Stars drum support for Amuneke “Nigeria failed to go far at the U-17 and U-20 World Cups so, it should be a cause for concern for our administrators,” he concluded. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role Models2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Junior Tiger thrills golf fans as Woods turns caddie

first_img Flash Back: Father and son cheer up fellow American Serena Williams at the US Open Woods, who shocked the world of golf with his remarkable Masters win at Augusta last year, caddied again for his son on the second day. Charlie, who Woods had with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, produced a much better round on the final day, shooting even par to finish second overall. Read Also Cardboard beds to be used in  Athletes’ Village at Tokyo 2020 Many who graced the event had no doubt in their minds that Charlie is cut out for greatness and perhaps like one the twitter users said a ‘Charlie Woods is in the making. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Parents and golf fans  were left absolutely stunned as  Tiger Woods junior Charlie, impressed at a junior golf tournament in Florida at the weekend with his father as his cardie. The 15-time major winner was on the bag for his 10-year-old son, Charlie, at an event at Club Med Academies in Jupiter. But despite the attendance of the sporting icon, fans were left even more amazed by his son’s incredible swing as he practiced on the driving range ahead of the tournament Many were taken aback by his Tiger-like swing and how effortless he made it look, with one joking on Twitter: ‘Charlie Woods will win 100 majors.’ While Charlie didn’t run out victorious over the weekend, he posted a respectable five over par on the nine-hole event to end day one tied ninth, which included a birdie on the par-4 third.Advertisement Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever Bought6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – He allegedly sold illegaldrugs. The 29-year-old Christian Edca wascaught in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Bata. Edca – resident of the village – wasnabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer forP500 around 6:05 p.m. on Feb. 20, a police report showed. When frisked, three more sachets ofsuspected illegal drugs were recovered from him.center_img The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of Police Station 3. Charges for Violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed againstEdca./PNlast_img read more

Aikey’s new ride passes Deery Series test, Maquoketa checkers are tour career 69th

first_imgThe event had been rescheduled from an April rainout. Aikey won for the fifth time in six races behind the wheel of Dralle’s Rick’s Detail/Code Red Re­pair Rocket. The winner of the first two Deery events held at Maquoketa, in 1998 and 2002, Ai­key’s most recent series victory had come on Sept. 8 of 2016 at the IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  The 56-year old veteran put his fairly new ride to the test early in Tuesday evening’s 50-lap Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at Maquoketa Speedway. It passed the test with flying colors as he flew to the $2,000 IMCA Late Model tour victory.  MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 18) – As Jeff Aikey drove the four-wide parade lap, he knew his car would be competitive. Callahan finally caught and then led for a couple laps before Aikey regained control on the 45th circuit. By Rob Hinckley  Three-time and defending series champion Justin Kay earned hard charger honors, racing from 23rd starting to sixth. “I can’t believe we won this thing,” Aikey added. “Rick Dralle gave me a perfect car. I hadn’t been in a Deery Brothers race for three years, so this really feels good.” The only caution flew on lap 46. Aikey then beat Callahan, Matt Ryan, Terry Neal and Darrell De­France.  Jeff Aikey won for the 69th time in his Deery Brothers Summer Series career, when the tour for IMCA Late Models traveled to Maquoketa Speedway on June 18. (Photo by Simply Modified) “We were having a good run and it was tiring with no cautions,” said Aikey. “When Joel showed his nose, I knew I had to go.”  “I could go anywhere on this track,” the all-time Deery Brothers feature win leader said in victory circle after his 69th career win. “The track was prepared great.” Aikey rolled off third and had the point by lap four, passing pole starter Andy Eckrich. He drew away from a charging Joel Callahan for several laps after Callahan took second on lap 10.  Terry Neal was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winner. Feature results – 1.  Jeff Aikey; 2. Joel Callahan; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Terry Neal; 5. Darrell De­France; 6. Justin Kay; 7. Jeremiah Hurst; 8. Curt Martin; 9. Andy Eckrich; 10. John Emerson; 11. Andy Nezworski; 12. Chad Holladay; 13. Sam Halstead; 14. Doug Nigh; 15. Chuck Hanna; 16. Eric Pollard; 17. Paul Nagle; 18. Brian Harris; 19. Dalton Simonsen; 20. Jeff Tharp; 21. Joe Zrost­lik; 22. Todd Malmstrom; 23. Gary Webb; 24. Don Pataska.last_img read more

Man points handgun at customer in deli line at Orlando Publix

first_imgPolice are trying to identify a man who pointed a handgun at the face of a 73-year-old man who was in line at the deli counter of an Orlando Publix.According to the Orlando Sentinel, the 73-year-old man said he was just standing in line at the deli on Saturday evening when he noticed the man next in line glaring at him.The 73-year-old man then asked the glaring man “Sir, what can I do for you?” “Do we know each other?”, according to an arrest report.The man then stepped back, drew a handgun, and aimed it at the other man’s face. As he was pointing the gun, he told the other man not to mess with him, the report said.The 73-year-old man backed away with his hands up and the other man, who was wearing a mask and gloves, put the gun under his shirt before walking away.Other shoppers and employees fled the scene, police said.Police received several calls saying there was a gunman inside the store.When officials arrived to the scene, store employees told them the victim is a regular at the store. They said the gunman seemed “furious,” according to the police report. Surveillance video matched the victim’s account and showed the gunman had his finger on the trigger “[d]uring the entire encounter,” Officer John Dalles’ arrest report said.last_img read more

Cricket News Mitchell Starc fifer, Usman Khawaja ton boost Australia vs Sri Lanka

first_imgMitchell Starc took a five-wicket haul after 11 months.Usman Khawaja hit his first century in the home season this year.Sri Lanka have never won a Test in Australia. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The neck protector flew off and a Sri Lankan physio rushed to his aid. He continued and added two more runs only to call the physio again four balls later. Once again he opted to bat on but was clearly feeling the effects and was helped off the field soon after. He stayed at the ground monitored by medics, but did not play again.Starc wrecks Sri LankaKarunaratne replaced him after being given the green signal to resume his innings and smacked a four to bring up his 22nd Test 50 before being caught at gully by Patterson off Starc. Three balls before, de Silva bizarrely hit his own wicket while attempting a pull shot off Starc. As his bat swung around it took one of the bails off and he was gone for 25. ended with 5-54 to silence his critics after a lean spell.Paine opted against the follow-on in Australia’s last Test batting opportunity before the Ashes tour to England later this year. Khawaja padded up knowing his place in that squad was in doubt after managing a high-score of just 72 across six Tests in a lacklustre summer. There was plenty of moments when Niroshan Dickwella, the Sri Lanka wicketkeeper, went after Khawaja and the banter was that this could be his last Test innings if he failed.This motivated Khawaja and he notched up a brilliant century as Australia declared. Paine will be determined to end the summer on a high after being battered by South Africa, Pakistan and India in what has been a tough year for Australia following the ball-tampering scandal that saw Steve Smith and David Warner banned.- With Agency Inputs- New Delhi: Australia took one step closer to ending their international summer on a high as Mitchell Starc took his 10th five-wicket haul and Usman Khawaja, who scored the first century for Australia in the October series against Pakistan, ended his home summer on a high by slamming his eighth Test century as Australia gave Sri Lanka a target of 517 runs in the fourth innings. At stumps on day 3, Sri Lanka ended on 17/0 as bad light and rain brought an early close to the day. However, the day belonged to Starc and Khawaja with both left-handers redeeming their reputation after an underwhelming summer that saw questions being asked from both players.Both Khawaja and Starc had struggled in the series against Pakistan and India but in the final Test of the home summer against a deflated Sri Lanka outfit, both piled on the agony. The day began on a positive note for Sri Lanka when Dimuth Karunaratne, who was hit on the helmet by a Pat Cummins bouncer, was declared fit to play after being taken to hospital for scans on day 2. However, on the field, there was carnage for Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka had resumed the third day at 123 for three and in a hostile morning session lost four wickets and Kusal Perera, who retired after being hit on the head by a bouncer. Their resistance folded in the second over after lunch, with Starc taking five wickets to leave them trailing by 319 after Australia’s first innings 534 for five declared. The moment when Kusal was hit on the helmet represented another scary moment in the Test. Both Perera, who resumed on 11, and Dhananjaya de Silva, on one overnight, took blows to the head in the opening two overs. Perera was then hit flush on the helmet ducking into a Richardson ball on 27. highlightslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORFormer player: Schembechler knew of abuse at U of MichiganDETROIT (AP) — Dozens of more victims who said they were molested by a University of Michigan doctor have filed a lawsuit against the school. They include a former football player who claims he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler (SHEHM’-behk-lur) about the abuse in 1982. It’s the first time that a victim has said Schembechler, who died in 2006, was aware of allegations against the late Dr. Robert Anderson. Anderson worked at Michigan, especially with athletes, from the mid-1960s through 2003. The university believes Anderson assaulted male athletes during routine physicals and injury exams. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNCAA extends size of football sideline area UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA playing rules oversight committee has announced alterations in football and other sports to accommodate for COVID-19 concerns this coming season.The sideline area college football teams use to congregate will be extended by 20 yards.Currently, as many as four team captains can participate in the coin toss. That has been reduced to one and only two officials will be allowed to participate.In soccer, the penalty for spitting at an opponent has been increased from an ejection and one-game suspension to an ejection and two-game suspension. In volleyball, teams will not switch benches during a match.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic: Associated Press — The New York Jets placed quarterback Joe Flacco, linebacker Avery Williamson and tight end Ryan Griffin on the physically unable to perform list. Flacco is recovering from a serious neck injury that sidelined him for half of last season with Denver. He was released by the Broncos in March, underwent surgery in April, and was signed to a one-year deal by the Jets in May. They hope he will be the backup to Sam Darnold.— The list of players placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list now includes Browns punter Jamie Gillan, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, Raiders running back Devontae Booker and 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. Meanwhile, rookie running back Malcolm Perry is among several Dolphins players who have donated convalescent plasma after recovering from COVID-19.— The NFL’s chief medical officer says it’s not surprising there have been positive tests for COVID-19 among players reporting to training camp. Dr. Allen Sills notes that the disease is cutting across football just as it has through societies around the world. Sills says the league wanted to examine the results of recent COVID-19 tests before releasing the number of positives. — The Carolina Panthers have decided to keep Joey Slye as their kicker and release veteran Graham Gano (guh-NOH’), who missed all of last season with a knee injury. Gano took over as the team’s kicker in 2012 and spent seven seasons handling field goals and kickoffs for the Panthers. — Titans general manager Jon Robinson says he has been in touch with Vic Beasley and that the linebacker knows his absence from training camp is unexcused. Robinson said in a statement Thursday that Beasley told him he will be reporting to camp in the “near future.” Beasley was the Titans’ big free agent signee in March. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-RACIAL BIASInquiry finds racial bias, bullying in Iowa football programIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An investigative report has found that the Iowa football program has suffered from racial bias against Black players and bullying by a small number of current and former coaches.University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld says the report from an outside law firm shows that the “climate and culture must and will change within our football program.” Coach Kirk Ferentz, the longest-tenured head coach in college football, is expected to keep his job. The report found that many players believe he has already made several positive changes. Bills send rookies homeUNDATED (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are the first team in the NFL to send their rookies home and hold training camp remotely after two more players tested positive for COVID-19. Defensive backs Siran Neal and Dane Jackson both tested positive, upping the team’s total to five since rookies reported on July 21. The Bills did not provide a timeline as to how long rookies would continue working remotely.In other NFL news: July 31, 2020 — Formula One driver Sergio Perez is out of Sunday’s British Grand Prix after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Racing Point driver, who is Mexican, will now go into isolation. The race on Sunday will be the fourth in the pandemic-affected season that should have begun in March.— Fans will attend soccer in Britain on Friday for the first time since the country’s coronavirus lockdown four months ago. In a pilot event for the planned widespread return of supporters, 500 will be allowed into the Irish Cup final at 18,500-capacity Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland is ahead of the rest of the U.K. PGA-FEDEX ST. JUDEKoepka has lead through 18MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Defending champion Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) has matched his career best with an 8-under 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Rickie Fowler and Brendan Todd in the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. — Home runs by A.J. Pollock, Corey Seager and Max Muncy powered the Dodgers to their third win in a row, 6-3 over the Diamondbacks. Ross Stripling won his second game in two starts, pitching 5 1/3 innings while giving up three runs.— The Padres blew a 6-1 lead before erupting for six runs in the 10th inning to knock off the Giants, 12-7. Tommy Pham was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, including the tiebreaking single in the extra frame.— Kurt Suzuki lined a go-ahead, two-run double and Michael A. Taylor smacked a two-run homer as the Nationals downed the Blue Jays, 6-4. Starlin Castro was a sparkplug to the Nats’ 13-hit attack, going 4-for-5 and scoring twice.— Max Fried (freed) retired his first 14 batters and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter as the Braves beat the Rays, 2-1. Dansby Swanson had a run-scoring single in Atlanta’s two-run second inning. — Christian Vázquez homered twice off Steven Matz and Martín (mahr-TEEN’) Pérez gave Boston’s patchwork rotation a much-needed lift as the pair led a 4-2 victory over the Mets. Pérez overcame four walks and some shaky defense behind him, allowing only two hits while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings for his first win with the Red Sox. — José Marmolejos (mahr-moh-LEH’-hohs) belted his first big league home run with a three-run shot in the first inning of the Mariners 8-5 victory against the Angels. Shed Long Jr. also went deep and Marco Gonzales was reached for two unearned runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. — Bubba Starling poked a two-run double that gave the Royals a 5-2 lead in a 5-3 win at Detroit. The Tigers lost despite Miguel Cabrera’s first two-homer game in four years.— Rain caused the postponement of the Cubs-Reds game at Cincinnati. No makeup date was set in this virus-shortened season, although the Cubs are scheduled to return to Cincinnati for a three-game series Aug. 28-30.MLB-NEWSPhils-Jays weekend tilt called off UNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball says this weekend’s three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies and visiting Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed. The move is a precaution following a recent COVID-19 outbreak in the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park. Seventeen Miami Marlins players have tested positive since opening a three-game series in Philadelphia last weekend. The Phillies haven’t played since losing to the Marlins last Sunday.The Phillies said there were no positive results among players from Wednesday’s testing of their team. But there were two positives: One from a a member of the coaching staff and one from a member of the home clubhouse staff. In other MLB news:— Doubleheaders will now become a pair of seven-inning games in baseball’s latest radical rule change during a season reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. A person familiar with the plan tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached agreement on the new twinbills. MLB had already added designated hitters to National League games this year and added an automatic runner at second base to start all half-innings in extras. Thibodeau was an assistant to Jeff Van Gundy when the Knicks reached the 1999 NBA Finals. In other NBA news:— Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says guards Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton won’t play Friday against the Boston Celtics after both players arrived late to Florida following positive tests for the novel coronavirus. Budenholzer hasn’t announced a timeline for when either player could appear in a game. MLB-SCHEDULEBieber hits double-digits in Ks again Koepka had nine birdies and a bogey on a windy day at TPC Southwind in the World Golf Championship event. The round comes a week after he missed the cut in Minnesota in the 3M Open.Sung Kang shot 65. Justin Thomas fired a 66 and was tied with Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur), Chez Reavie (REH’-vee) and Max Homa. Thomas can reclaim the No. 1 ranking with a victory this weekend.PGA-PGA CHAMPIONSHIPMolinari, Harrington withdraw from PGA ChampionshipSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Francesco Molinari and Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington have withdrawn from the PGA Championship next week at TPC Harding Park. Gobert sank two free throws with 6.9 seconds left to cap a 14-point, 12-rebound and three-block performance. He helped the Jazz erase a 16-point performance.Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points for Utah, which also received 20 points apiece from Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson scored 13 points in just over 15 minutes, highlighted by a couple alley-oop dunks. The first player taken in last year’s draft missed nearly two weeks of practice after leaving the team for a family medical matter on July 16.New Orleans had a chance to avoid the loss until Brandon Ingram’s 3-point attempt rimmed out as time expired, a bitter end to his 23-point night.The NBA’s marquee matchup of the night had the Lakers coming back from an 11-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Clippers, 103-101. Anthony Davis scored 34 points and Lebron James had the go-ahead basket with 12.8 seconds left. James had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to help the Lakers move 6 1/2 games ahead of the Clippers in the West with seven games remaining. UNDATED (AP) — Shane Bieber (BEE’-bur) is off to a record-tying start to his season.Bieber was superb in the Cleveland Indians’ 2-0 shutout of the Twins, striking out 13 and allowing just three hits over eight innings. The right-hander has fanned 27 in his first two games this year, matching the major league mark set by Karl Spooner for the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954.Francisco Lindor’s (lihn-DOHRZ’) second homer of the season accounted for the scoring.Also on the MLB slate:— The Yankees coughed up an early 5-0 lead before Aaron Judge slammed a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift New York past the Orioles, 8-6. Luke Voit launched a grand slam in the Yanks’ five-run first, but the Orioles stormed back to take the lead on two-run homers by Hanser Alberto, Rio Riuz and Pedro Severino. — Angels outfielder Mike Trout was placed on the paternity list before Thursday’s game against the Mariners. The reigning AL Most Valuable Player and his wife are expecting their first child, which was due Monday. Trout initially expressed reservations about playing the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.— Home plate umpire Joe West missed two innings of Thursday’s Nationals-Blue Jays game after getting bloodied when he was hit in the head by leadoff hitter Bo Bichette’s flying bat in the top of the first. The 67-year-old West is the senior umpire in Major League Baseball. He was struck near his left ear when Bichette lost hold of his bat while missing the first pitch thrown by Washington’s Erick Fedde (FEH’-dee). West returned in the middle of the third inning and began working at third base.— Big league hitters have opened this 60-game sprint by stumbling out of the blocks. The league-wide batting average is .229, down from .252 last season. The number is stunning, considering the National League has adopted the designated hitter for this season. The all-time low for batting average is .237, set in 1968, “the year of the pitcher.” — Mike Foltynewicz (fohl-tih-NAY’-vihch) is getting another chance with the Braves. Foltynewicz has cleared waivers and was outrighted to the team’s alternate training site. He was designated for assignment by the Braves on Tuesday following an alarming drop in velocity in summer camp and in his 14-5 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night. NFL-NEWS — The SEC is the latest college conference to announce that it will play only league games in 2020. University presidents have agreed on a 10-game schedule that eliminates all nonconference opponents and is set to begin Sept. 26 and will conclude with the SEC title game on Dec. 19. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have already announced plans to play only conference games, while the ACC has announced a reworked 11-game schedule that left room for one non-conference game. — A total of 457 Division I football games have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Associated Press research, 134 Football Bowl Subdivision games are off. That number is 383 for the Football Championship Subdivision. — Georgia Tech has moved this season’s home game against Notre Dame to its campus stadium, citing uncertainty over scheduling because of the coronavirus pandemic. Georgia Tech was set to play Notre Dame at Atlanta’s 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Nov. 14. Uncertainty over the playing date prompted the school to move the contest to its regular home venue, 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium.— Top-ranked Ash Barty has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because she’s not comfortable with traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-year-old Australian is the highest-profile player so far to pull out of the Grand Slam tournament in New York because of the global health crisis. The U.S. Open is set to start Aug. 31. — The LPGA Tour’s return to golf has yielded two positive tests for the coronavirus out of the 466 given to players and caddies before they traveled and when they arrived in Ohio for the LPGA Drive On Championship. The LPGA says Marina Alex had no symptoms when she tested positive before leaving for Inverness, and she is expected to return to the tour next week following 10 days of quarantine. Gaby Lopez has the positive test result out of the 233 given to players and caddies at the tournament. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA RETURNSGobert helps Jazz top PelicansLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) became the first NBA player to publicly test positive for the coronavirus, beginning a wave of sports disruptions in March. He had a productive performance in the NBA’s return to action, posting a double-double as the Utah Jazz reopened with a 106-104 triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans. Paul George had 30 points and Kawhi Leonard scored 28 for the Clippers.NBA-NEWSKnicks bring Tom Thibodeau back to New York as new coachUNDATED (AP) — Tom Thibodeau (THIH’-buh-doh) is back in New York as the Knicks’ new coach.The 62-year-old Thibodeau is 352-246 in eight seasons coaching Chicago and Minnesota. He was the Coach of the Year in 2011 in his first season with the Bulls. He led Chicago to 50 wins in three of his five seasons. Update on the latest sports Neither gave a reason, and both major champions have not played since the COVID-19 pandemic led to golf being shut down for three months. They were replaced by Troy Merritt and Talor Gooch.last_img read more

Bees beaten by late Glovers winner

first_imgYeovil 2 Brentford 1Andy Williams netted an 87th-minute winner for Yeovil as they came from behind to beat Brentford at Huish Park.Sam Saunders celebrated his new contract by scoring his ninth goal of the season for the Bees.AdChoices广告But Williams scored twice in the second half to put a dent in the London club’s play-off hopes.Saunders, who agreed a one-year deal in midweek, showed his quality by creating an early chance for Clayton Donaldson, who fired wide.Brentford’s 25th-minute opener was a typical Saunders strike – a perfectly placed free-kick into the corner of the net.But, after Paul Huntington almost equalised when he headed over, Yeovil hit back with a long-range belter of their own.Williams controlled a long ball and squirmed away from Leon Legge and Adam Thompson before smashing beyond keeper Simon Moore, who played instead of Richard Lee.It was Williams’ sixth goal in as many games – and his seventh sent Uwe Rosler’s side home with nothing.The in-form striker pounced after hesitation by Legge and fellow defender Harlee Dean.It came after Brentford had a goal disallowed and strong appeals for a penalty waved away.Gary Alexander hit the net but Donaldson, who did not appear to be interfering with play, was in an offside position and the effort was ruled out.And Rosler’s men felt aggrieved again when Jonathan Douglas seemed to be impeded by Huntington as he attempted to meet Donaldson’s knock-down.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Focus group, forum let students discuss transportation

first_imgCheaper parking, bicycle congestion and problems with the Campus Cruiser system were just some of the issues brought up by students at two separate discussions focusing on transportation, Wednesday.Ten students participated in a focus group conducted by USC Transportation yesterday afternoon. Later that night, the Undergraduate Student Government hosted a forum allowing students to learn about and discuss the various safety tools available.Focused · Students met with a representative from USC transportation at The Lab on Wednesday to voice concerns as part of a focus group. A separate transportation forum was held Wednesday night. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanStudents at the focus group asked the administration about the possibility of cheaper parking on campus, and suggested that USC Transportation could offer shuttles to hotspots around Los Angeles on the weekends.Tony Mazza, director of USC Transportation, said he expected the feedback from the group to provide the department with an idea of what to work on for the following year.“[Previously], our efforts at gathering student feedback have been limited to annual surveys,” Mazza said. “Since we haven’t conducted focus groups in the past, we’re very excited to gather fresh insight from the students.”Judy Zhou, a junior majoring in public relations and participant in the focus group, said the event brought up a number of points that would be useful for USC Transportation.“They got to hear a lot of what the students are saying and it will help them to improve transportation, Zhou said.For the 15 students who attended the forum, the issues were much the same, with a bigger focus on transportation safety.The event was moderated by Helen Moser, USG director of campus affairs, and included a panel consisting of Capt. David Carlisle and Chief Carey Drayton from DPS, as well as Mazza and Jeff Shields, associate director of USC Transportation.Moser asked the panel about the availability of DPS escorts for students who feel unsafe or unable to make their way home.“Remember that DPS is responsible to not just the students that need rides, but every other student that might be involved in any other public safety situation,” Carlisle said. “Friday and Saturday nights we might be busy … particularly because of social events in North University Park.”Moser also told the panel about students’ frustration with the Campus Cruiser system — specifically when callers are asked to use the trams or endure long waiting times.In response, Mazza said if students felt they were in an unsafe area, they should tell the dispatcher about the situation.“Sometimes I recognize you might get a pushback from dispatchers, who are students as well,” he said. “[But] if you insist on a cruiser to come pick you up, they will send you a cruiser.”Audience members also questioned the panel on whether DPS could have the security ambassadors walk up and down their patrolled areas rather than stand in one spot, but Carlisle said DPS had a layered approach that is part of the security strategy with cameras in areas and people patrolling already on T3s and in DPS cars.“We’ve tried to cover that area, so you choose to be on that highly visible path, [rather] than the most obscure place you can walk,” Carlisle said. “We’re trying to create a great sense of safety in community.”Other topics covered included bicycle congestion and safety, the relative security of the parking structures and the availability of trams. Drayton said even though most of the concerns brought up were similar to others that he had heard before, the forum was still useful because it served as an advisory for those who attended.“This … is an opportunity for people that want to hear about what’s going on,” he said.Liz Warden contributed to this report.last_img read more

Eriksen’s agent ‘flying to Madrid this weekend’ to meet Real chiefs

first_imgmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itBut they prioritised the pursuit of other targets instead, with Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy coming in.Prem rivals Manchester United have also been linked as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots a squad overhaul.The Norwegian boss knows that he is likely to miss out on the playmaker if Real come calling unless they offer him huge wages.2 Eriksen was forced to deny rumours that Vertonghen had slept with his partnerCredit: Instagram @chriseriksen8Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kane CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is a step closer to securing his dream move to Real Madrid with his representatives heading for talks this weekend, according to reports.The Tottenham playmaker has so far rejected all offers to extend his deal at the North London club to force through a move to Spain.2 Christian Eriksen is hoping to secure his dream move to SpainCredit: ReutersHis contract expires at the end of the season meaning Spurs will need to sell him in January or lose him for nothing.Tottenham’s worrying form that includes Tuesday’s embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich will do nothing to convince Eriksen that his future belongs at the club.There have also been rumours of unrest inside the dressing room after Eriksen was sensationally forced to deny that team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his partner.The defender was then spotted with a black eye which Eriksen DID give him… but in a training ground accident.Real Madrid are ready to take advantage and have been in close contact with his agent to put the feelers out over a new year switch.According to the Star, talks are set to progress this weekend when his agent jets to the capital to meet club representatives face-to-face.Real were heavily linked with a move in the summer transfer window.last_img read more