Shevchenko: I want Milan job

first_img Loading… Shevchenko is Milan’s most successful striker of the past 25 years, scoring 175 goals across two spells and winning a Champions League between 1999 and 2009. The 43-year-old has been Ukraine’s CT since 2016, recently leading them to qualification for Euro 2020, but he harbours hopes of managing the Diavolo one day. “Right now, the most important thing is to try to finish this season,” he told Milannews.it. “Every player has to give their all to finish the season well. After that, we’ll see what happens next and what future Milan will have.Advertisement Milan legend, Andriy Shevchenko, has confirmed that ‘one of my objectives is to return to the Rossoneri as a coach’. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “I want to return to Milan as their coach one day. Milan will always be in my heart, I have great affection for their fans. “Let’s see when and if it will happen, but one of my objectives is to return to the Rossoneri as a coach. “For now, I’m only thinking about Ukraine. I’m focused on just the national team.” read also:Shevchenko: Eagles were tougher than Lithuania Finally, he had a piece of advice for the Rossoneri’s current crop. “I tell them to always give their best in training and during games. That way, they’ll have the respect of the fans.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Villas-Boas confident over Townsend

first_img And the main reason the 22-year-old has had an extended run in the first team is because of an injury to Aaron Lennon, who is now fit and in contention for Sunday’s game at Aston Villa. Villas-Boas was concerned that Townsend’s experience with the international team would be counter-productive. The Portuguese feared the winger would go down the same route as Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone, who received call-ups and were then quickly discarded. Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will come back in to the reckoning by the time the World Cup comes around, but Villas-Boas is sure Townsend will feature for England for a long time to come so long as he keeps impressing for his club. The Portuguese added: “We’re very proud of what he has done, (we have) seen him play with so much confidence and determination he’s really set his place in the team, for Tottenham and for his country. “It’s performances like this that keep your place in the team. “Whenever he’s been called up by myself or Roy he’s given great performances. At the moment we’re very happy with what he’s been doing and I think Roy thinks the same. “It’s wonderful for him. He’s come along with the explosion he had in the Premier League, not just with Tottenham but with his country. “He is doing extremely well for club and country and deserves credit.” Townsend may find it easier to get into the England team than the Spurs XI. Lennon is available for the trip to Villa Park this weekend while £30million signing Erik Lamela is itching for a league start. Villas-Boas is looking for his team to bounce back in the Midlands following their shock 3-0 defeat to West Ham before the international break. “That definitely was a call to attention for us,” Villas-Boas said. “Everything is open this season, it showed us that surprise results can happen. “We analysed that game with the squad when everyone got back and made sure we’re able to give a response against Villa and going forward.” Andre Villas-Boas has no doubt Andros Townsend will be able to shoulder the pressure of being England’s next big thing. Jack Wilshere was afforded that tag after he burst onto the scene with Arsenal a couple of years ago while players like David Bentley have crashed and burned under the weight of expectation. Townsend got a taste of how fierce the spotlight on England can be this week when he found himself – through no fault of his own – in the middle of a race row. Villas-Boas knows Townsend’s every move will be scrutinised over the next seven months in the build-up to the World Cup, but he is sure the player will be able to cope. “That is part of growing up as a player,” the Tottenham manager said. “I would suppose that wouldn’t divert his attention too much. “I expect him to be the same player. There are going to be more people worried about him, he will be more in the public eye and they will demand performances from him and I expect him to respond. “Most of his colleagues are down to earth, he is in the right environment for his development and I think we have to help him in that sense.” Townsend had to go through nine loan spells before he got his first crack at regular first-team football with Spurs this season. Townsend’s stock has risen sharply over the last fortnight thanks to his explosive international debut against Montenegro and an impressive showing against Poland four days later. The 22-year-old’s place in the Tottenham squad was in doubt at the start of the season but now he is seen as England’s brightest emerging star. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Former stars lock horns at Thurles

first_imgMikael D’Haguenet and Mourad both feature for Willie Mullins in the Thurles Racecourse Hurdle on Thursday. The first-named looked set to make his mark in championship company after landing the 2009 Neptune Novices’ Hurdle and while he has won his share of races since, he has failed to hit the expected heights. He finished two lengths adrift of Hurricane Fly in the Morgiana when last seen, with that stablemate subsequently relinquishing his Champion Hurdle crown last week. Multiple Graded winner Mourad has had just two runs since June 2012 and failed to beat a runner on his most recent appearance in the Limestone Lad Hurdle. Mullins will be hoping to get off to a winning start with Local Celebrity in the Templemore Beginners Chase. The 10-year-old fell in a race won by Trifolium back in November and has been given plenty of time to get over that mishap. An Dearthair Og broke his duck in no uncertain terms at Wexford on Monday and Henry de Bromhead turns him out again quickly under a penalty in the Jimmy Neville Memorial Handicap Chase. Sarah Battle also makes a swift reappearance, having managed to place only fifth when sent off favourite at Limerick last weekend. She tries her luck again in the Clonoulty Handicap Hurdle. Gold Cup-winning trainer Jim Culloty fields Prince Of Lombardy in the Devil’s Bit Maiden Hurdle, while Archie Meade, who was pulled up in the Thyestes Chase, tackles an easier assignment in the Cashel Beginners Chase. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Mel delighted by ‘family spirit’

first_img “The frustration is we conceded an early goal in the game which gave them a lift, and they then set back and we did not show enough quality and guile to exploit what was fairly rigid West Brom side,” he said. “We hit the woodwork twice, but we need to show more than that and did not work our goalkeeper enough. “I am not so sure we deserved to lose it, but we certainly did not show enough to win it.” Norwich head to Fulham next weekend, and are still looking anxiously over their shoulders ahead of their final games against Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. There were loud calls for Hughton to be sacked towards the end of the match. Hughton said: “It is disappointing, but it is a reaction to what they are seeing. It is frustration that we are all feeling. “At this moment, we need everybody pulling in the right direction. “So I can understand the frustration and it is something we have to accept and get on with. “At some stage we have to close this game down, and realise we have a tough away game at Fulham next week, then four more before the end of the season. “We have to do as well as we can in these five games to get the points we need. “At the moment, the Fulham game has become the biggest of the season. “I understand frustrations and it is normal, but we have to understand it is us as a group and everybody is going to get us the results we need.” Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy was involved in a confrontation with a supporter in the Lower Barclay End after the final whistle. The fan later called into the Radio Norfolk ‘Canary Call’ post-match show to apologise to the England international. Norwich City Supporters Trust board member Robin Sainty can understand the anxiety at the Canaries’ predicament. “It was massively disappointing not just the fact that we lost but the nature of it. I just never thought we gave ourselves a chance of winning,” he said to the Eastern Daily Press. “To be honest a few people aren’t going to be too proud of themselves when they think of what happened at the end. “When you see John Ruddy diving into the crowd because of what’s been said it’s not good and people throwing stuff onto the pitch will probably get us a fine. I think the reality of relegation (threat) has finally hit home today.” England Under-21 forward Saido Berahino was left on the West Brom bench and James Morrison started in midfield as Mel’s side put on a united front following reports of dressing room unrest in the wake of last weekend’s 3-3 draw at Cardiff. There was, though, no late drama in Norfolk, where a fine goal from Morgan Amalfitano on 16 minutes proved enough to settle what was for most a scrappy affair, although Norwich did twice hit the woodwork in the second half. West Brom manager Pepe Mel hailed the “family spirit” within his squad after they put a troubled week behind them with a 1-0 win at fellow Barclays Premier League survival battlers Norwich. “A team that has displayed discipline on the pitch and has played as they did today, well and together, demonstrates that there is a good spirit in the camp and that we are a family,” said Spaniard Mel. “I think the players have shown today exactly what they want and how to go about achieving it. Both Saido and James, plus all the players, have just shown how important they are for us.” West Brom moved above Norwich into 16th place and are five points clear of the relegation zone, having played a match less than the teams around them. Mel said: “These three points really move us closer to the end and make our route a lot easier. “I think the Tottenham game next week is really important. If we are able to win against Tottenham the future for us will be a very happy one.” The second successive defeat for the Canaries – whose players had offered to refund the away supporters at Swansea last weekend – was met by loud boos at the final whistle, as hundreds of clapper boards, which had been put on the seats to help improve the atmosphere at Carrow Road, were thrown onto the pitch one appearing to strike Norwich manager Chris Hughton. The home side could have taken an early lead through Johan Elmander just before West Brom’s goal and saw efforts from Gary Hooper and Robert Snodgrass hit the woodwork. Hughton called for a sense of perspective after what was a first defeat at Carrow Road in 2014. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Other Sports PV Sindhu enters semi-final of World Badminton Championship, assured of medal

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: PV Sindhu overcame a spirited performance from Tai Tzu Ting as she defeated the Chinese Taipei player 12-21,23-21, 21-19 to enter the semi-final of the World Badminton Championship in Basel and assure herself of a fifth medal in the tournament. Sindhu had lost in the 2017 edition of the tournament to Nozomi Okuhara and she will be determined to secure the gold medal this time. Sindhu, however, sailed into the quarterfinals with an easy 21-14 21-6 win over ninth seed Beiwan Zheng of the United States. Sindhu will now face second seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals.Sindhu had lost to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and Carolina Marin of Spain respectively in the summit clash of the last two editions of the World Championships in 2017 and 2018.Asked if she is hoping to make it third time lucky, Sindhu replied: “Well, I have trained hard and I hope I can do well. I have to perform well but there is no pressure. I been working on my defence, physical fitness and also on-court skills. We do have all kinds of strokes but to improve we have to keep training. So I have to do it all the time to make myself perfect,” Sindhu told PTI in interview.  “It is important to know which strokes to play at the right time, sometimes you can get tired and you can go blank but as a player you need to know which strokes to play in tough situations,” she said.  Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi is the one player who has stopped Sindhu twice with an aggressive game plan in the last two tournaments of the year in Indonesia and Japan.center_img PV Sindhu entered the semi-final of the World Badminton Championship.PV Sindhu had lost in the final in 2017 to Nozomi Okuhara.PV Sindhu had lost to Carolina Marin in 2018.last_img read more

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`Reds’ Perreira thanks WICB for ‘forward thinking’

first_imgST LUCIA: Cricket commentator Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira said that it is quite an honour to have a media bursary named after him and he congratulated the West Indies Cricket Board for what he described as ‘forward thinking’.The WICB and the University of the West Indies (UWI), through the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications (CARIMAC), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for five bursaries to begin September 2017.The five bursaries are being named in honour of five Caribbean media stalwarts. The honorees are the late Roy Lawrence and Tony Cozier; Tony Becca, Headley Samuels and Joseph Perreira.Head of CARIMAC, Professor Hopeton Dunn says “the programme is geared towards affording students a specific interest in cricket as they pursue further education in Media/Communications programmes to include undergraduate studies in Integrated Marketing Communication, Journalism (Radio, Television, Print and Online) and Digital Media Production.This relationship is for three years. WICB president Dave Cameron says: “The investment is for US$150 000 over the period and the students who get selected for the bursaries will have access to work experience in WICB’s international and regional series and with other partners where applicable.”Cameron noted: “It was important that two of the oldest Caribbean institutions partnering for such an important programme is a signal of the commitment of the WICB to continue on to facilitate the growth of cricket across the region.“Education forms part of that role.” Perreira speaking about the move said. “It was quite an honour to be named among two outstanding broadcasters in the late Roy Lawrence & Tony Cozier and the outstanding Jamaican writer Tony Becca.“I felt it was forward thinking by WICB to come up with this programme of Bursaries and would like to wish those who are successful with their applications a bright future as journalists.“It would be very unwise of me to think that whatever progress and contribution I made as a cricket commentator that I did it all on my own.“In fact I owe a great deal to so many and it will be only fair that I credit and says thanks to people like Rafiq Khan, Hugh Cholmondeley, Ron Sanders and Terry Holder of Guyana.Leo De Leon, Dave Lammy and Neil Jiuseppi of (Trinidad and Tobago), Lindy Delapenha (Jamaica), Jerry Richards, Gene Lewis, Vic Fernandes (Barbados), Tannie Rose, Ivor Bird (Antigua), Bernard John (SVG) and Ray Roberts of Grenada.“My deep appreciation goes out to the CBU for creating the many opportunities to cover WI overseas tours and to Alva Clarke of the Commonwealth broadcasting association. I must not forget the important role of the many outstanding scorers during my active broadcasting life.”The Guyanese-born sportscaster added :”It was also an honour and privilege to have worked alongside the late and outstanding Tony Cozier, as he set such a high standard. It was impossible not to make efforts to get up towards the level of his commentary.At his passing, we were not just colleagues but close friends and he should have been knighted, for his contribution to West Indies and world cricket. (Windies.com)last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgAttorneys for McMahon argued Wednesday that Luck was fired for cause, in part because he failed to devote his business time to his XFL duties. They claimed Luck abandoned his responsibilities after the schedule was halted by the coronavirus.The league suspended operations and laid off all its employees on April 10, three days before filing for bankruptcy protection.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 14, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP Source: NFL extends virtual offseason work through MayUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has updated its Organized Team Activities schedule as the league hopes to begin the upcoming season on time. WOMEN’S HOCKEY-FUTUREPro women’s hockey association unveils 5-city regional planUNDATED (AP) — The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association enters its second season with plans to regionalize its structure by basing players in five hub cities.Groups of 25 players will practice in rinks in New Hampshire, Minnesota, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. The league says players will have access to dedicated dressing rooms, strength and conditioning facilities as well as support staff and coaches.The PWHPA was established a year ago following the collapse of the six-team Canadian Women’s Hockey League. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GEORGETOWN-McCLUNGHoyas star guard transferringWASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown guard Mac McClung plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal after taking his name out of consideration for the NBA draft.McClung averaged 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 21 games as a sophomore this past season, missing time with a right foot injury.His departure follows the transfers of four other Georgetown men’s basketball players during last season. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFT DEADLINEDraft deadline pushed backINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is pushing back its deadline for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school.The deadline had been June 3, 10 days after the completion of the NBA scouting combine. But the combine was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt said in a statement that college sports’ governing body won’t set a new deadline until the NBA has determined its revised timeline for the predraft process. — Major League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida. A person with knowledge of the plan says the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. Details of the plan are still under consideration. Teams could head to Florida as early as June 1 for training camps.— A person familiar with the decision says the Miami Marlins will temporarily furlough 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June 1 because of the pandemic. The person told The Associated Press that about 40 percent of the baseball operations staff will be affected, with the status of those furloughed to be evaluated monthly. Their health benefits will continue through the end of October.— The Italian soccer league is hoping to resume competition on June 13. The date was agreed to during a video conference with all 20 Serie A clubs. It is subject to approval by the Italian government. Full team training will restart on May 18 after a revised medical protocol was approved. The clubs have already resumed training on an individual basis.— The Portuguese soccer league says it will delay its restart until June 4. The league was expected to resume at the end of May but will wait another week so there is time to “rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved” in the matches.— Players from the Spanish soccer club Elche did not return to practice on Wednesday as a protest against reduced salaries. The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium. Instead, they decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the team’s decision not to lift the furloughs that had been put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Players had their salaries reduced by 70%. Former Celtics, Canisius guard Johnny McCarthy diesBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former NBA guard John McCarthy has died at 86.McCarthy was the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his first career playoff game, a feat that has been matched just three other times. He played six seasons in the league and closed his career by helping the Boston Celtics win the 1964 championship.McCarthy also helped Canisius earn a pair of NCAA appearances in 1955 and ’56.Canisius announced that McCarthy died Saturday of natural causes in the Buffalo suburbs, where he grew up and lived most of his life. — The PGA Tour has outlined a health plan for its return that includes testing players for the new coronavirus both at home and when they arrive at tournaments. The tour’s chief of operations says they won’t play if it’s not safe for everyone involved, and if testing takes away from resources in the host city. The return to golf will not include spectators or pro-ams. Key personnel will have to answer health questionnaires and have their temperatures taken every day. The tour says if a player tests positive, he will have to withdraw.— Santa Anita has received approval from Los Angeles County health officials to resume live racing Friday. The track stopped live racing on March 27 by order of the county health department because of concern over the spread of the coronavirus. The track raced without spectators for two weeks before it was shut down.— The South Korean women’s golf tour is starting up again. The KLPGA Championship opens today, without fans on the course. Organizers say social distancing will be practiced by players and tournament officials. Women’s golf joins South Korea’s professional baseball and soccer leagues, which have already restarted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.— Golf courses in England are reopening as part of some modest socially distanced easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. People in England can exercise more than once a day and with one person from outside their household, provided the rule to remain more than six feet apart is adhered to. In addition, outdoor tennis and basketball courts can be used, and people will also be able to swim in lakes and the sea.— Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator for hospitals dealing with the pandemic. The Formula One team says it created a device that is easy to use and assemble in conjunction with the Italian Institute of Technology. Ferrari says it was designed in only five weeks and can be produced using easily available materials at a lower cost than normal ventilators. Associated Press A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the NFL has extended its virtual offseason workouts through the end of May.NFL teams normally would be holding OTAs during May, followed by June minicamps. Those activities are being done remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Coaching and training staffs have worked with the players by conducting classroom instruction and on-field activities through digital applications.All 32 teams must submit plans for reopening their facilities to the league by Friday, though no dates for such re-openings are set. Offseason workouts must end by June 26, a week or so later than usual.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Florida is willing to be a restart site for professional sports leagues when play resumes following shutdowns caused by the new coronavirus. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he is welcoming all pro sports for practicing and playing, although he couldn’t guarantee that fans would be permitted. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced this week that his state is open to games without spectators for all the major sports starting Saturday. Update on the latest sports The league says it will continue its Dream Gap Tour series of barnstorming stops across North America.XFL-LUCK LAWSUITMcMahon fights back in battle with LuckSTAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for XFL owner Vince McMahon have argued in court filings that he was justified in firing league CEO Oliver Luck last month just before the football operation shut down.Luck filed a federal lawsuit last month over his April 9 termination, alleging the wrestling magnate breached their contract. The father of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and a long-time football executive is seeking monetary damages. — The Japan Sumo Association says a 28-year-old wrestler has died from the coronavirus. The association identified the wrestler as Shoubushi and said he died of multiple-organ failure. He is reported to have been the first sumo wrestler to die from the virus, and among the youngest to die in Japan.— Beach volleyball teams will have an extra year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The system will otherwise remain the same. Most teams qualify by earning points on the international tour. The deadline for Tokyo had been this June but now it will be June 13, 2021. Additional spots in the Olympic tournament will be decided at continental tournaments that will be held until June 27 of next year.— Oaklawn plans to reopen its casino next to the racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday. General manager Wayne Smith says state and health officials have given the go-ahead to do so with new health and hygiene protocols in place. The casino will operate at 33% capacity, staff and visitors will have their temperatures checked upon entry and must wear masks, and guests must show ID in case contact tracing is needed.— Rutgers is doing away with paper tickets to sports events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State University of New Jersey announced Wednesday that mobile-only ticketing to sports events will start this fall with the football season.— IndyCar plans to crown its champion on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The original opener is being rescheduled for Oct. 25 as the finale. IndyCar was supposed to start its season March 15 on the temporary street course. Teams were already in place to compete before sports shut down 48 hours before the race because of the coronavirus pandemic. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORU. of Michigan seeks to remove law firm in sex abuse suitsANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has announced that it is seeking to remove a law firm it hired to handle lawsuits following hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse by Dr. Robert Anderson, a sports doctor who worked at the school for decades.It’s the second time the university has sought to remove a firm helping handle the allegations, and just two months after the firm was hired.The school said in April that it hoped to settle the lawsuits. DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-MICHIGAN STATENassar-related case dismissed against ex-university chiefDETROIT (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon.She was accused of lying to investigators in 2018 as they tried to learn what she knew years earlier about sexual assault complaints involving campus doctor Larry Nassar. Simon last year was ordered to trial in Eaton County, near Lansing. But Circuit Judge John Maurer tossed the case, saying a lower court judge had abused her discretion in finding enough evidence to keep the case going.Nassar is serving decades in prison after hundreds of women and girls came forward to say he molested them during visits for hip, back and leg injuries. Authorities alleged that Simon knew in 2014 that Nassar had been accused of molesting a patient at a campus clinic, and that she knew of the nature of the complaint. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-ALABAMA ST-MO WILLIAMSWilliams takes over Alabama State programMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former NBA point guard Mo Williams is Alabama State’s new head coach.Williams played 14 seasons in the NBA, winning a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant for California State University at Northridge, under coach Mark Gottfried.NBA-OBIT-JOHN MCCARTHYlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgNBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league hoped to resume Friday or Saturday. President Donald Trump criticized the NBA’s action, telling reporters that the NBA has become like “a political organization.”The WNBA also called off its three games for a second night.In related developments:— The NHL postponed its Stanley Cup playoff games scheduled for Thursday and Friday in response to the Blake shooting. The decision was reached by the league and the NHL Players’ Association, and was made after members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance asked the NHL to postpone the playing of games. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane says the HDA strongly feels this sends a clear message that human rights take priority over sports. — Joc Pederson was the hitting star in the Dodgers’ 2-0, Game 2 victory, hitting a solo homer and scoring an insurance run on Will Smith’s double. Seven pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Los Angeles completed the sweep. The Dodgers won the nightcap despite collecting just three hits.— Cole Tucker singled home in the go-ahead run in extra innings and the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-3 in Game 1. The seven-inning game went to extras tied at one before the Bucs scored three times in the eighth, including an RBI single by Bryan Reynolds and an error by third baseman Brad Miller. Chad Kuhl delivered six innings of one-run ball for Pittsburgh.— The Pirates came away with a sweep as Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier provided RBI singles in a 2-0 decision over the Redbirds. Cody Ponce earned his first big league victory by pitching into the sixth inning of his first start, limiting St. Louis to five hits.— There was a thrilling end to San Diego’s 10-7, Game 1 win over the Mariners. Wil Myers hit a game-ending three-run homer with two outs in the Padres’ seven-run seventh. Manny Machado homered twice and had four RBIs, and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. hit his big league-leading 13th homer an estimated at 448 feet onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. — Rookie José Marmolejos hit his first grand slam and Shed Long Jr. also connected in a six-run first that carried the Mariners to an 8-3 victory and a split of their twinbill with San Diego. Manny Machado also went deep for his third home run of the doubleheader. Defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and 20-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer are also among those absent in New York this year. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic did decide to play.The U.S. Open begins Monday. — The missing father of Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee (kih-SIH’-mee) Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family. His son, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was jailed Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge after deputies say he beat up a man who had last seen his father.— 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called off practice after losing two more key players this week to injuries. Shanahan opted to hold a walkthrough instead of a full practice a day after a physical session with a roster with a number of players hurt.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OLSON OBITWildcats coach Lute Olson diesTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Longtime Arizona basketball coach and Hall of Famer Lute Olson has died, according to his family. Players took their positions, then reserves and coaches filed out of both dugouts and stood silently for 42 seconds to honor Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in modern major league history. Both teams then returned to their clubhouses, leaving only a Black Lives Matter T-shirt at home plate.It was yet another MLB game to be boycotted following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last weekend.Oakland’s game at Texas was among six other major league contests that were postponed Thursday as teams boycott over racial injustice. Also postponed were Philadelphia at Washington, Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Minnesota at Detroit, Colorado at Arizona and Boston at the Blue Jays in Buffalo, New York. Without much apparent guidance from MLB, teams were left to make decisions for themselves.The only games being played Thursday are doubleheaders, three of which were makeup games following Wednesday boycotts:— Clayton Kershaw struck out four and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings Thursday, leading the Dodgers past the Giants, 7-0 in the opener. AJ Pollock belted a two-run homer and Dodgers star Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in his 824th game with his sixth-inning single. Austin Barnes doubled in two runs to highlight the Dodgers’ four-run fourth, when they also got RBI singles from Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. Jaguars’ Conley calls on NFL QBs to lead charge for changeJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice.The sixth-year pro made it clear Thursday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Think Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson, for starters.Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up, but he doesn’t see it happening. He says there are leaders in the league who are speaking up and willing to make a sacrifice.In other NFL news: Olson spent 24 seasons with the Wildcats, revitalizing a fan base in the desert while transforming a program that had been to the NCAA Tournament just three times in 79 years before he was hired in 1983.Arizona began a string of 25 straight NCAA Tournament appearances in Olson’s second season. The streak would have been the third-longest in NCAA history, but the 1999 and 2008 appearances were later vacated by the NCAA for impermissible benefits to players and recruiting violations. The Wildcats won the 1997 national championship under Olson with a team led by Mike Bibby, Jason Terry and Miles Simon. Olson’s Arizona teams reached the Final Four four times and lost the 2001 national title game to Duke.The cause of death wasn’t immediately released by his family.PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIP — The Reds knocked off the Brewers, 6-1 in Game 1 as Jesse Winker homered twice and prized prospect Jose Garcia singled in his first big league at-bat. Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray allowed four singles over five scoreless innings, striking out four and walking two. Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) accounted for Milwaukee’s run with a sixth-inning homer.— Eugenio (AY’-oo-HEH’-nee-oh) Suarez slammed a two-run homer and Wade Miley combined with two relievers on a one-hitter as Cincinnati blanked Milwaukee, 6-0 to complete a sweep. Winker and Kyle Farmer produced two hits and an RBI in the nightcap. Luis Urias singled off Miley in the third inning for the Brewers’ lone hit.MLB-BLUE JAYS-MARINERS TRADEMariners trade Walker to Blue Jays for player or cashSAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan (TY’-wahn) Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. RACIAL INJUSTICE-SPORTS2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injusticeUNDATED (AP) — An unprecedented walkout over racial injustice has postponed a second day of the NBA playoffs. The NBA decided to postpone three more games Thursday to join the three that weren’t played Wednesday, when players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. The Milwaukee Bucks initiated the action in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Matsuyama leads amid tough conditionsOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama (maht-soo-YAH’-mah) birdied two of his last three holes for a 3-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Tyler Duncan through one round of the BMW Championship. Matsuyama carded one of only three rounds under par on a course that was long, tough, firm, fast and nothing like the last two weeks on the PGA Tour. Dustin Johnson opened with a 71 after winning The Northern Trust last week to move to No. 1 in the world. Tiger Woods finished with three straight bogeys for a 73. Woods needs to finish around fourth to have any hope of returning to East Lake next week in Atlanta to chase the $15 million bonus for the FedEx Cup winner. TENNIS-US OPEN-DRAWOsaka-Gauff rematch could happen in US Open’s 3rd roundNEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 16-year-old Coco Gauff could face each other at the U.S. Open again. The tournament draw set up a possible third-round rematch. Other potential women’s quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova vs. No. 8 Petra Martic; No. 2 Sofia Kenin vs. No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka; and No. 3 Serena Williams vs. No. 7 Madison Keys.Only two of the top eight women in the WTA rankings entered the hard-court tournament. Among those missing are No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEBoycotts highlight MLB scheduleUNDATED (AP) — It was a typical start to a major league game Thursday at Citi Field as players from the New York Mets and Miami Marlins stood in their dugouts for the national anthem. August 28, 2020 Associated Press Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock will miss the 2020 season following his second serious knee injury in two years. Blaylock, a part-time starter in 2019, was one of the team’s top returning receivers and return specialists.Georgia says Blaylock, a sophomore, hurt his left knee on Wednesday in a non-ontact drill. Blaylock will need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2021 season. In other college football news:— A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a jury to force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln contends, among other things, the players lost opportunities for development in football, will lose exposure for possible professional football opportunities and won’t be able to market themselves in order to eventually capitalize on name, image and likeness revenue opportunities. The Big Ten had no immediate comment.NFL-JAGUARS-CONLEY’S CHARGE — Several NFL teams canceled practices. The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team all decided to not take the field Thursday. — The tennis tours paused play Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.— Football practices were canceled at Boston College, Kentucky and South Florida in joint decisions made by coaches and players. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSNo. 4 Georgia loses WR Blaylock to season-ending knee injurylast_img read more

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Students write postcards to US Congress

first_imgStudents from Delta Phi Epsilon, USC’s professional foreign service and international relations fraternity, lined one side of Trousdale Parkway with postcards on Wednesday, while Trojan Advocates for Political Progress helped students make phone calls on the other side.Delta Phi Epsilon and TAPP hosted an event Wednesday called “Postcards for Representatives,” which encouraged students to contact their representatives regarding political issues.Sloane Martin, a freshman majoring in international relations and a new member of Delta Phi Epsilon, said that the event gives  a unique opportunity to those who believe their voices have been silenced after the election.“In this current political state, a lot of people feel like their voices have been silenced,” Martin said. “It’s really important to give people a platform for them to express how they feel … [and] to remind people that they do have a voice and they do have a say.”Alex Bosch, a freshman majoring in international relations and global economy and a new member of Delta Phi Epsilon, said that because many students’ feelings about the current political climate vary, they chose to leave the postcards blank and allow students to write what they wish.“One of the things we’re trying to do is provide an outlet to get [out] anger, frustration or appreciation for a senator,” Bosch said. “We’re providing free postcards and free postage — write one and we’ll mail it out for you. It’s just another way to get your voice heard past Twitter and Facebook because as we’ve seen, those sources are only so efficient, and so there’s something about a handwritten letter that has even more of an impact.”Alec Vandenberg, a freshman studying public policy who is also the founder of TAPP and a writer for the Daily Trojan, said that the event comes off the heels of a similar event that the club hosted during the anti-Muslim ban rally at Tommy Trojan on Feb. 3.“We were able to distribute 300 leaflets talking about how to contact Congress, so we wanted to do something similar,” Vandenberg said. “Some new issues have come up since last time we did it, so today we are focusing on healthcare and making sure Obamacare isn’t pulled away too quickly and that people are still covered. We’re focusing on different issues such as climate change in regards to keeping America in the Paris Climate Agreement, making sure we maintain investments in sustainable energy and renewable resources and things of that nature.”Vandenberg said he encourages everyone to use their voice to call their representatives.“Everyone call Congress. It’s really important to have your voice heard, it’s really easy, it only takes a few minutes and civic engagement continues despite the results of the election,” Vandenberg said. “We as students have power, and we have a voice.”Delta Phi Epsilon Philanthropy Director Sheriden Smith, a junior studying international relations and Central European studies, said that the fraternity spearheaded the event to spread awareness about political activism.“Since we are a nonpartisan organization and we have no political preference of any kind, this is just a medium in which students can get their voice to be heard because in this political climate we see a lot of people who aren’t exactly liberal, who aren’t exactly conservative, and we see a lot of those people in the middle who don’t know how to express their political feelings,” Smith said.Smith added that they were actually inspired by a similar errors put on by the Women’s March in Los Angeles.“They had a similar campaign to this where it was postcards that you can send to senators,” Smith said. “But our biggest worry with that was that the Women’s March is associated with a left movement and a liberal movement when we are very neutral. So something we wanted to do is provide a blank slate for people to just write how they feel and have the resource to look up their representative and find a way to get in contact with them.”Smith said that the main purpose of Delta Phi Epsilon, which was brought back last semester after a 40-year hiatus, is to serve as a resource especially to students of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.“We restarted the organization in order to have a group of people to talk about what’s going on in our political climate in a professional, organized way and also to develop skills for the workplace,” Smith said. “We hold a lot of events for Dornsife students, specifically those who are interested in international relations, journalism, political science, economics and business. We hold organizational events that are in regards to professional development and talk about what’s going on in political climates at home and abroad.”last_img read more

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Syracuse gets beat by former head coach Scott Shafer in 30-23 Middle Tennessee State victory

first_imgSyracuse quarterback Eric Dungey lofted a pass down the left sideline. Ervin Philips, his wide receiver, ran under its projected path. But the pass never arrived.Middle Tennessee State’s Reed Blankenship snagged the ball out of midair with a diving catch, sealing the Orange’s defeat, 30-23, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.SU later received the ball back with just under three minutes to go in the fourth quarter and one timeout, but the Orange turned the ball over on downs when a Dungey completion to receiver Steve Ishmael came up short.The Syracuse defense, with three first-half takeaways, gave the offense every opportunity to build a comfortable lead. But Dungey and Co. could not do so against former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer, now MTSU’s defensive coordinator. He brought many of SU’s players to this school, and on Saturday he took them down.The seriousness of Syracuse’s situation became real late in the third quarter, when Orange lost the lead it had owned since 12 minutes into the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn third down, fans roared as they had all afternoon in support of Syracuse’s defense on third down. Then, as he has done his entire career, Middle Tennessee’s Richie James caught a pass. The Carrier Dome fell quiet as he flew over the middle of the field. It went silent when James crossed the goal line for a game-tying 28-yard touchdown.Syracuse had the chance to answer. It had so many chances to answer. On the next drive, SU drove into field goal range. Cole Murphy missed from 40 yards.On the ensuing MTSU possession, Ty Lee, MTSU’s starting Y receiver, ran a 48-yard streak through the seam of Syracuse’s secondary. He cooked SU corner Chris Fredrick and MTSU suddenly led by seven. Then, with 11 minutes left, Dungey hit Syracuse fans with a shot of hope. He tucked the ball on a designed run and plugged through the middle of the field 29 yards for the touchdown. Murphy added the extra point.But again MTSU replied. Running back Shane Tucker capped a 10-play drive by leaping over Syracuse’s Juwan Dowels and into the endzone. The Orange defense that bothered MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill early on couldn’t apply the same kind of pressure. Stockstill navigated successfully down the field with the newfound comfort in the pocket.Even after Dungey’s late interception, Syracuse forced a punt and got one more opportunity to tie the game. But a fourth and 15 completion with less than a minute left went for only 14 yards.Shafer stopped Syracuse. Comments Published on September 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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