first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood Omeruo welcomes second child UEFA Nations League: Sterling saves 10-man England against Iceland Fit-again Benfica defender Tyronne Ebuehi has been thrown an international lifeline after being handed a late-call up to the Nigeria squad to face Brazil in Singapore.Dutch-born Ebuehi, 23, whose last appearance for the Super Eagles was at the 2018 World Cup, is included after 15 months out with a cruciate ligament injury.The Portugal-based player was named for the friendly against Ukraine last month, but was forced to pull out with a muscle injury.“Ebuehi has been called up as a late replacement for the injured Kenneth Omeruo,” Super Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye told BBC Sport.“He’s back to club action in the reserves and we hope this will be the start of an uninterrupted run for Tyronne.”Nigeria will be meeting Brazil on October 13 in Singapore for the second time at senior level following a 3-0 defeat in a friendly in June 2003 in Abuja.Despite taking his time before making a commitment, Ebuehi made his debut against Togo in June 2017.He has played eight times for the Super Eagles and produced some eye-catching performances for the three-time African champions in friendlies against Argentina, Poland, Serbia, England and Czech Republic.Samuel Kalu has been ruled out of the friendly in south east Asia and there will be no replacement for the Bordeaux winger.“He couldn’t play for Bordeaux on Saturday evening,” Ibitoye added.“We hope he returns to action for his club soon so he can return to the Super Eagles for the 2021 Nations Cup qualifiers in November.”Meanwhile, Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo, who suffered a head injury in last month’s Scottish League Cup win over Livingston, is expected to feature in Singapore despite his club manager Steven Gerrard saying he will miss a “few games” for the club.—  Tags: EnglandKenneth OmeruoSerbiaToyin IbitoyeTyronne Ebuehilast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Arsenal, Leeds, Everton battle for €40m Dennis Crystal Palace want Eze, Osayi-Samuel Crystal Palace consider Osayi-Samuel move Club Brugge were formally declared Belgian champions on Friday after the country’s Pro League confirmed last month’s decision to bring the season to a premature end in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Brugge had a runaway 15-point lead with one match left in the regular season and will take up an automatic spot in next season’s Champions League group phase. Belgium was the first country in Europe to end its soccer season just weeks after its suspension in mid-March, but that decision made by the Pro League board still had to be ratified by the clubs, who did so at Friday’s general assembly.“The general assembly voted to confirm the standings after 29 rounds as the final outcome of the season,” a Pro League statement said.Ghent, as runners-up, will compete in the preliminary rounds of the 2020-21 Champions League and Sporting Charleroi, Royal Antwerp and Standard Liege all qualify for the Europa League.The meeting also decided bottom side Waasland-Beveren would be relegated but the club immediately said they would challenge the decision.The league said it would also strive to try and play the Belgian Cup final between Club Brugge and Antwerp, originally set for April but postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis. A date would still have to be set.Next season’s top flight will continue with 16 teams and feature mini playoffs at the end of the season.Since 2010, the top six teams in the standings have gone on to a play a mini-league to decide the title but it will be cut to the top four teams next season.The new campaign is scheduled to start on August 7, it was also decided on Friday.Any game prohibited by local authorities next season would be forfeited by the hosts with a 3-0 win handed to the visitors, although such matches could instead be moved to a neutral venue. All sports events in Belgium are suspended until the end of July because of the health crisis.The country has been hard hit by the impact of the coronavirus.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Belgium Pro LeagueChampionsClub Bruggelast_img read more

first_imgFormer Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo has opened up on the prejudice and hardship he faced while steering the ship of one of the world’s biggest football clubs.After originally joining the Blues as chief scout, Emenalo progressed through the ranks to take a seat at the top table, overseeing Chelsea’s crucial matters and developing the club’s youth system, which can be seen bearing fruit today. Yet Emenalo feels “the narrative that white is good has to change”.He revealed in an exclusive interview with the Guardian, while documenting for the first time the extent of some of the discrimination he faced.Emenalo admitted that it was incredibly difficult holding such a high position yet wanting to speak out more on race related issues, with an expectance placed on him to become something of an activist.Yet even at the start of his Chelsea reign, Emenalo revealed the shocking extent of the scepticism that met his appointment.“Some people said: ‘Why did this Russian owner, who knows thousands and thousands of people, confide in him? He’s African so he must have killed somebody for the owner.’ “No one stopped to think it could possibly be because of my intellect or experience.“When I was appointed (as technical director) some journalists didn’t think I spoke English.“They said I had never played the game.”This, of course, was far from true.Emenalo wore 14 caps for Nigeria and marked Diego Maradona and Gabriel Batistuta in the 1994 World Cup. He was named as one of the side’s stand-out performers at the tournament.Emenalo went on to work with some of the world’s most high profile managers, and happened to be responsible for giving several of them marching orders on multiple occasions.Yet although he gained more experience as the seasons passed by, Chelsea’s former technical director always felt like he had that little bit more to prove.“Everybody has a misconception of my knowledge, insight and experience. I did it 10 times with 10 managers,” said Emenalo.RelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start “Each time I climbed the hill and convinced them of my worth. I have a university degree in international relations and diplomacy. I know how to deal with people and with situations. I had World Cup experience and been part of this industry on five continents,” he outlined.“I said: ‘I’ll give them an opportunity to understand me.’ They all did but it’s not easy starting from ground zero every time.”Tags: ChelseaMichael EmenaloRoman Abramovichlast_img read more

first_imgFlorida wildlife officials report they have arrested two men for allegedly poaching thousands of turtles and selling them.A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release states that 39-year-old Michael Boesenberg and 23-year-old Michael Clemons were arrested last week and are facing multiple poaching-related charges.According to investigators, Boesenberg led a ring of wildlife traffickers who operated mostly in Lee County. Poached turtles can sell wholesale for up to $300 each, or retailed for up to $10,000 each in Asia.Over 600 turtles were returned to the wild after a long-term undercover investigation: #News #Crime #Florida— MyFWC (@MyFWC) October 18, 2019 The FWC documented more than 4,000 turtles that were illegally taken and sold over a six-month period. That includes Florida box turtles, Eastern box turtles, striped mud turtles, Florida mud turtles, chicken turtles, Florida softshell turtles, Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtles, spotted turtles, and diamondback terrapins.Officers executed a search warrant last August, at which time they returned over 600 turtles to their wild habitat.Boesenberg and Clemons are being held at the Lee County jail.last_img read more

first_imgJerami Grant’s confidence is growing. The 6-foot-8 freshman forward has displayed his ability to make a difference off the bench for Syracuse.He can get to the rim and finish. He can cause problems with his long arms in SU’s 2-3 zone and full-court press. And he can knock down open jump shots, extending out to the 3-point line.All of those attributes were on display again in Syracuse’s 84-53 win over Long Beach State on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome. Grant finished with nine points – going 4-for-7 from the field and 1-for-3 form beyond the arc – and grabbed five boards in 21 minutes of play.“It definitely felt good getting on the court. Definitely my confidence has been going up lately,” Grant said. “I feel like I just got on the court and was aggressive for my team.”His aggression translated to more minutes as SU head coach Jim Boeheim has seen positive developments in his game. Grant was coming off a season- and career-high 11 points against Eastern Michigan on Monday night. The rookie forward feels that performance helped lead to his season-high minute total on Thursday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I feel like I’ve played well the last couple games so that definitely helped me out confidence-wise,” Grant said. “And I definitely feel like coach is noticing and playing me a little bit more.”His teammates have noticed his potential, too. It’s something that was on display throughout his time on the court against Long Beach State.Grant knocked down a midrange jumper. He hit a 3-pointer, and he finished in the paint. But his most impressive play came in the second half when he glided along the baseline and effortlessly finished a two-handed slam.SU junior forward C.J. Fair has taken Grant under his wing, helping him get the most out of that talent and ability.“He reminds me a lot of me my freshman year,” said the 6-foot-8 Fair. “In practice I just try to give him a little few pointers about how to make yourself available on the offensive end and going to the glass because he got the ability to do it.“He’s 6-8, very long arms and athletic so he got the ability to do it.”Boeheim said after the win Thursday that Grant is already making a difference when he gets on the court. But right now, veterans James Southerland and Fair will get the minutes in key situations as the season progresses.“He certainly has proven that he can bring something to the table and it’s great for him getting this kind of experience,” Boeheim said. “This will help him not only this year but it will help him going forward.”Christmas comes earlyRakeem Christmas might have missed two defensive plays starting off the game, but he made up for it on the offensive end.The Syracuse forward was 4-of-5 from the field for 11 points in his 21 minutes on the court. Christmas made two straight dunks toward the end of the first half that helped the Orange balloon its lead to 42-26.Christmas was matched up against Long Beach State forward Dan Jennings, who transferred from West Virginia after two years.“It was good competition, a strong, big body,” Christmas said. “That’s the type of stuff we’re going to see in the Big East this year.”Boeheim said after the game that Christmas got in good position at different times for Carter-Williams to feed him the ball. But Boeheim also said Christmas needs to have more of a presence at the defensive end of the floor.“He’s got to be more of a factor on defense. The first two plays of the game, he was in a position where he could’ve made a defensive play and didn’t,” Boeheim said. “We need him to make those plays down there.”Christmas is critical for Syracuse’s defense in the low post, especially with freshman DaJuan Coleman still adjusting to playing at the collegiate level. Boeheim said after Monday’s win over Eastern Michigan that the progress of Coleman and Christmas is going to be a major factor in determining how good Syracuse can be this season.“It just fuels us. Basically, he just wants to hold the paint down in there, on the wings and in the post,” Christmas said. “We come out there, and we have to be big bodies. We have to run out on shooters, and just come out and do it.” Comments Published on December 7, 2012 at 1:09 am Related Stories Fair gets on track with double-double against Long Beach StateFAIR SHARE: Five SU players score in double figures in rout of Long Beach Statecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgIn the intervening period, the 50-year-old has reached into his back pocket for a red on average every 4.9 matches, far more frequently than any of his current colleagues. –Source: Sky sports Arsenal6 Mike Dean, the top flight’s current longest-serving referee, brandished the 100th red card of his Premier League career on Tuesday night as he dismissed Ashley Young during Manchester United’s defeat at Wolves.The milestone came up when Dean showed Young a second yellow card midway through the second half for a foul on Diogo Jota.The Wirral-born official has been taking charge of Premier League games since September 2000, when he refereed Leicester City’s home clash with Southampton.It took Dean until April 14 of his debut campaign to issue his first red when dismissing Newcastle’s Nolberto Solano for a handball on the line in their match with Ipswich. Stoke5 Most Premier League red cards Newcastle7 PL teams given most reds by Dean Premier League teamSent off by Deancenter_img Tottenham5 This season followed suit, with the official caught mouthing “off you pop” after sending off Brighton defender Lewis Dunk at the Vitality in December.In addition, it later turned out the player should not have been dismissed in the first place!In total, Dean has been in charge of 477 Premier League games, but he is unlikely to be joined on the 100 red-card mark any time soon, with his next closest challenger among current top-flight refs being Martin Atkinson on 58 reds.However, when it comes to being dismissed on more than one occasion by the official, only six players have that honour – Andrew Cole, Richard Dunne, Fernando Torres, Mike Williamson, and of those still currently playing, Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny and – after Wednesday night – Young. This campaign has been no different, with Dean having red carded 10 players in just 24 games – prior to Young, the most recent of which was Huddersfield’s Christopher Schindler against Burnley – four more than any other top-flight referee.However, Dean’s career – the highlight of which was refereeing the 2008 FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium – has not been without a controversy or two. Chelsea9 Mike Dean: 100 (477 games)Phil Dowd: 67 (308 games)Mike Riley: 66 (283 games)Graham Poll: 63 (329 games)Martin Atkinson: 58 (373 games) West Brom5 Man City9last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> Five days after he writhed in pain on the infield grass at Chase Field in Phoenix, after a 95 mph line drive by Paul Goldschmidt jolted into his right leg, Kenta Maeda answered any lingering questions about his durability.The rookie right-hander, making his scheduled start on a sweltering, 99-degree Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, threw 107 pitches to equal his season high as he lasted into the seventh inning.“First and foremost, Kenta’s got a lot of fight, a lot of heart,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “When you’re not feeling 100 percent, to go out there and compete, that’s what Kenta does.”Maeda, whose right leg was considered bruised after X-rays were negative, surrendered just one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks as the Dodgers defeated Milwaukee 2-1, earning their third straight win in front of an announced crowd of 45,931. “I’m proud of him for the way he battled,” catcher A.J. Ellis said.The Dodgers pulled ahead of the Brewers late. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, catcher Yasmani Grandal drew a walk on a 3-2 count to bring in the winning run. It was a fastball from Tyler Thornburg that missed the outside corner of the plate, leading to the walk-off walk.Grandal had been inserted as a pinch hitter.“I know Yasmani against a right-hander, can really conduct an at-bat, can hit a gap, get a base and maybe even draw a walk,” Roberts said. “Throughout his career, he gets on base.”It was another close call. Two of their three wins over the Brewers came in walk-off fashion, by one run.center_img “For us, it wasn’t the prettiest, and we kind of did it the hard way,” Roberts said, “but there’s a lot of fight in our guys. Finding ways to win is still important.”Adrian Gonzalez and Trayce Thompson began the ninth-inning rally with consecutive one-out singles. Joc Pederson struck out. But Howie Kendrick was walked on five pitches, loading the bases for Grandal.Kiké Hernandez offered the game-tying home run in the eighth inning, when he knocked a fastball 421 feet into the bullpen in left field.“Such a big moment momentum swing,” Ellis said.Hernandez, like Grandal, came in as pinch hitter, giving the Dodgers their first run of the game.“Once I tied the game, everyone was like, ‘Oh, it’s really hot. Can you please score another one?’ They don’t want to go to extras,” Hernandez said. “Sure enough we did.”It was his first pinch-hit home run against a reliever and he had been hitless in previous 16 at-bats when he began Sunday.“We’re getting hits when we need them,” Ellis said.With Maeda on the mound, the Dodgers did not need a whole lot of them.It was as well as he had pitched this season, seemingly moving through the Brewers’ lineup with more and more ease as the game moved along.The lone run he allowed came against the second batter he faced when Scooter Gennett hammered his 91 mph fastball to center field.Maeda worked on 0-2 count against Gennett before throwing two balls. Gennett fouled off a pair. On the seventh pitch, he hit it 399 feet.It took Maeda 20 pitches to get through the first, and he threw 67 in the first three innings.“I wasn’t able to execute my pitches,” he said. “That’s it.”Things changed.“After that third inning, he got back in and reestablished his fastball,” Ellis said. “I know he got some insight in the dugout about trying to change some things up mechanically and it showed right away. It speaks to how talented he is, how athletic he is. His fastball command was dominant the rest of the game. That’s huge for us, because Kenta can use his off-speed at will – and that’s really good – but teams can sit on that.”PITCHf/x showed that Maeda threw his four-seam fastball 32 times and his two-seamer 20 times. Of those 52 pitches, 33 went for strikes.The mechanical tweaks helped.“At the top of his delivery, he was being a little too quick, and his arm had a hard time catching up,” Roberts said. “I think he worked on staying back and getting a little better pause at the top.”He later had a 1-2-3 fourth inning and faced no more than three batters in the fifth and sixth, working far more efficiently.It saved an exhausted bullpen that had thrown 161/3 innings in the first three games of the weekend series.Maeda’s leg showed no serious restrictions, even on the base paths when he ran from first to third on a Corey Seager single in the third inning. The throw beat him, though.Milwaukee starter Matt Garza made his second start of the season and held the Dodgers to five hits over six scoreless innings after they had tallied 14 in a 10-6 win the previous night.last_img read more

first_imgThe Baylor women’s basketball team would welcome an invitation from President Donald Trump to visit the White House after winning the national championship Sunday.Coach Kim Mulkey revealed at the WNBA draft Wednesday night that she would make the trip, if invited. There hasn’t been a women’s college basketball champion invited to the White House under Trump. “We were honored when President Bush was in the office. We were honored when Barack Obama was in the office. We’d be honored if Donald Trump invited us. With politics aside, we should go to say we went to the White House.”After the Lady Bears’ 82-81 victory over Notre Dame, Trump tweeted out his congratulations to Baylor.He wrote: “Congratulations to the Baylor Lady Bears on their amazing win last night against Notre Dame to become the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Champions!” March Madness 2019: Baylor holds off Notre Dame to win NCAA Women’s Tournament Congratulations to the Baylor Lady Bears on their amazing win last night against Notre Dame to become the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Champions!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2019White House visits for championship winning teams have been the subject of controversy ever since President Trump took office in 2017. Last year, Warriors star Stephen Curry publicly said he would turn down an offer to go to the White House after his team won the NBA Championship, leading Trump to withdraw his offer via Twitter.And in January, the President came under fire after he catered fast food from McDonald’s for the Clemson Tigers football team. “I’ve been every time for every president,” she told the Associated Press . “It’s not a political issue for me. It’s an honor to go to the White House. I want everyone to say they went to the White House. Not many people can say that. I hope [the] Virginia men go and I can meet [coach] Tony Bennett.”Mulkey has been to the White House twice before. She visited in 2005 when the Lady Bears defeated Michigan State and again in 2012 when Baylor topped Notre Dame. She indicated the visit wouldn’t be a political decision.  Related Newslast_img read more

first_imgMario Vrancic needs to declare whether he will stay or leave Paderborn until the last day of this month.According to a clause in his contract, Vrancic can leave this club without any problem, and the first club that showed an interest for his services is K’lautern which wants to win a place in the best German rank in the next season.During the last season, Mario Vrancic was one of the best players of Paderborn which left the company of the best clubs. At the beginning of the month he got a permission of FIFA to play for BH National team, but a toe injury prevented him from making his debut.In the past, Demir Hotic, Dario Damjanovic, Anel Dzaka and Said Husejinovic played for K’lautern. This club stayed without placement to Bundesliga in the last round of the last season.(Source: read more

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Sumner Regional Medical Center has a part-time opening — scheduled around 20 hours per week, flexible) in the Human Resources office for an Assistant to the Director.Duties in include recruiting for open positions, interviewing, new hire orientation/on boarding, terminations and related activities, enrollments and changes for employee benefits such as employee health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off program and miscellaneous benefits, updating personnel files and policies, some hospital event planning, cross-training in payroll department and other duties as required.  Associates or Bachelors degree in business or combination of education and experience is required.  2-3 years of experience in Human Resources is preferred.  Compensation based on experience.Send resume with salary requirements to Allen Keller, Director of HR, or apply online at, or in person at 1323 N. A, Wellington.  EOE, drug/tobacco free campus.last_img read more