Europa league: Inter Pressure Chelsea over Victor Moses

first_img United, hold a 5-0 first-leg advantage over LASK inter beat Sampdoria 2-1 last Sunday. Inter coach Antonio Conte who is happy to have a re-union with Moses having handled Chelsea before taking over at the San Siro, is understood to be desperate to reach an agreement with both United and Chelsea to allow the two players to feature, as they chase a much-needed piece of silverware. In Serie A, Inter are lagging behind Juventus and Lazio in third place, while Napoli knocked them out of the Coppa Italia in the semi-finals. Read AlsoVictor Moses reveals most important manager of his career In the Champions League, meanwhile, they were dumped out in the group stages and are now plying their trade in the Europa League. Meanwhile Inter face Sassuolo Wednesday in continuation of the league after the re-start following the covid-19 lockdown. Inter beat Sampdoria 2-1 on Sunday and will be hoping to consolidate against visiting Sassuolo who go into the tie fresh from a 4-0 defeat by Atalanta. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter Milan are reportedly mounting pressure on Chelsea to grant on loan Nigeria international Victor Moses permission to play in the Europa league for the Seria A side. Inter Milan could be without loan pair Alexis Sanchez and Victor Moses for the resumption of their Europa League campaign in August – because Manchester United and Chelsea haven’t given them permission to play. The pair are both on loan from Premier League clubs, and have agreed deals which allow them to complete the Serie A campaign, but Sky Sport Italia reports that there is no agreement in place for the Europa League. The European competition begins when the Serie A season finishes, with Inter facing Getafe in the last 16, before potential matches in the quarter-final, semi-final and final if they progress but they could be without two star performers. It has been reported that Inter’s CEO Beppe Marotta is working hard behind the scenes to form an agreement with the two English clubs, which would involve giving them further compensation for the use of their players. Manchester United may be more wary of giving up Sanchez to Inter, given that they too will be competing in the same competition and could end up facing the Italian side in the latter stages. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise You6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeTop 6 Iconic Supercar Movieslast_img read more

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Date announced for 2019 ‘Star Spangled Symphony’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Area Arts Council (formerly RAA), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) and Hillenbrand, Inc., will host the second Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on July 6, 2019, the partners announced today. The first event of the three-year agreement, on July 1, 2018, attracted nearly 3,000 people to Batesville and improved quality of life in the Southeastern Indiana region through greater access to arts and culture. A fireworks display will again be part of this year’s event.“We are very pleased with reception to the first Star Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra event,” said Joe Raver, President and CEO of Hillenbrand. “The people of Southeastern Indiana responded overwhelmingly to a quality cultural event. We will continue to invest in arts and cultural opportunities as we inspire, engage, innovate and build quality of place. Our ongoing emphasis on arts and culture will enhance quality of lives of our current workforce and attract future employees.”The agreement is part of a broader regional strategy to attract and maintain a competitive rural workforce through improving “quality of place”—the collective attitudes, decisions and assets that make communities welcoming, attractive, sustainable locations to live and work. Arts and culture are key elements of great places, as are foundational components including prosperous industry, quality hospitals and exceptional school districts.“We are thrilled to partner with Hillenbrand, the BAAC and the Southeastern Region of Indiana,” said Beth Outland, VP, Community Engagement and Strategic Innovation, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. “Batesville understands the important role arts and culture plays in a community. Extending our reach beyond Indianapolis gives us the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for the arts and bolster the support of arts and culture in rural communities.”To learn more about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact info@hillenbrand.com, or Sarah Heppner or Tina Longstreth, 812-933-0355, admin@baacindiana.org. For more information about the ISO and this partnership, click here.last_img read more

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English Premier League clubs set to vote on return to group training

first_imgThe Premier League in England hopes “Project Restart” will move a step closer to becoming reality on Monday.This is when clubs hold an emergency meeting to vote on a return to group training amid the coronavirus pandemic. Should at least 14 of the 20 clubs agree that safety protocols are sufficient, players are likely to return to a limited first phase of group training on Tuesday.Sunday should have been the final day of the Premier League season but the coronavirus outbreak meant the league was suspended in March with 92 fixtures remaining.The Government last week opened the door for the return of elite sport, but several hurdles remain before the Premier League can resume behind closed doors.Clubs will have been encouraged, however, by the return of the Bundesliga this weekend – the first major football league in the world to resume after the lockdown.Monday’s conference call is the first hurdle. Clubs need to agree the conditions for players to return to training under strict rules.Safety measures will include tents where temperature checks will be conducted, strict hygiene criteria, no canteens and no showers.A maximum of five players will be allowed per pitch with tackling forbidden.Players will be tested twice per week and are being asked to provide written approval that they have received and understood the club’s COVID-19 policy.The prospect of clubs playing their remaining matches at neutral venues has receded with more than half speaking out against such a proposal. Project Restart was originally looking at a June 12 resumption date.But should the clubs agree and, if there is no rise in infections in the country, a return date of June 19 or June 26 appears the most likely.With Britain’s virus death toll still rising by hundreds each day – the latest figure is 34,466 – the return of the Premier League has divided opinion.Although the majority of players are said to be supportive, there have been dissenting voices, including Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose and Watford’s Troy Deeney.RelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Willian said: “Honestly, from what I can see, a lot of players – the majority, I’d say – are uncomfortable with the idea of returning right now.“We’re really keen to return, we really miss playing and doing what we love. But it needs to be safe for us to do so.”Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce said that while clubs are likely to agree to the first phase of group training to begin this week, June 12 was too early to start matches.“We need enough preparation time to get these players into shape or they are just going to fall down like a pack of cards. Most of the managers have the same concerns,” Bruce said. “We will need at least six weeks.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: BundesligaCoronavirusPremier LeagueProject Restartlast_img read more

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Pulis rallies clubs against diving

first_img Pulis confirmed both players accepted their punishment and insisted the responsibility to rid the game of diving does not lie solely with referees. “They (Thomas and Chamakh) have done fantastic for us but we just don’t want to see it,” he said. “I think it is most probably the first time and the last time you will see it. “The one thing I will say is that it is difficult enough refereeing games of football with the pace that the players play at today. “We should be trying to make it as simple as possible for them to do that, not make it more difficult and we have a responsibility on our side to do that properly.” Chamakh is a doubt for Saturday’s visit of Southampton having suffered a hamstring injury in south Wales. Mauricio Pochettino’s Saints are likely to be buoyed heading into the game at Selhurst Park as their quartet of England internationals return to club duties. Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw both came off the bench as England beat Denmark 1-0 while Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert also made up Hodgson’s 30-man squad. Pulis was full of praise for the production line in place at Southampton and revealed he had a soft spot for Lallana, who he has been aware of from a young age. The Crystal Palace boss was irked following last weekend’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Swansea after Jerome Thomas had been booked for diving and Marouane Chamakh had also gone to ground easily. England coach Roy Hodgson praised Pulis’ hard-line approach earlier in the week after the Welshman came out immediately after the draw and said he intended to reprimand the pair. “I have watched them quite a few times and I think the manager has done a fantastic job there,” Pulis said. “They have got an identity to their team, they play a certain way that is a little bit different to most other teams in the Premier League. As a manager you enjoy watching certain teams. “Lallana actually went to school with my daughter so we always look at what Adam is doing. He comes from a lovely family and is a very level-headed lad and it is lovely to see him doing so well. “With Shaw and (Callum) Chambers, I don’t know what they put in the water down there but they certainly produce some very, very good players.” Tony Pulis believes clubs have to help officials to eradicate simulation after confirming he issued fines to two of his players this week. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Poyet braced for nervy run-in

first_img Asked for his reaction, Poyet, who revealed Fletcher had been withdrawn because of a twisted ankle which will be assessed over the next 48 hours, said: “A word you will probably never hear again from me, very calm. I feel calm today. “We tried everything. That’s what we are, that’s the team that we have, the players we have got and the way that we need to play. “If we play like that, the future will tell if we are good enough to stay in the Barclays Premier League or not. “But that’s the way to perform, to take the game to the opposition, to assume risk, to be in control, to try crosses, free-kicks, shots, in behind, in front, one-twos – we tried everything.” Palace boss Tony Pulis was understandably the happier of the two managers, but admitted the Eagles too remain firmly entrenched in a battle for their top-flight lives. He said: “We are 17th, that’s where it leaves us, and it leaves us in a situation where we have to try to get as many points as we possibly can. “We are in the frame with 10 other teams – it’s remarkable, really, how many people are down there and how many clubs are involved in it. “It was a must-not-lose game for us, very much so. The last two away games, it has been two clean sheets and it’s been what we have worked on.” Press Association The Black Cats were able to take only a point from a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, a game which Poyet had admitted was a must-win affair, and are now three points adrift of safety, although with two games in hand on their closest rivals. However, the Uruguayan insisted there was still too far to go for anything to be decided just yet. Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has predicted that the fight for Barclays Premier League survival will go to the final game of the season. He said: “Nothing will change until the last game, nothing. Apart from some big surprises, I don’t think a team is going to be gone in the next four or five weeks, completely down or the opposite, completely safe. “It’s going to be tight. It could be a goal, which sometimes people don’t think. It could be one goal, the difference between staying up in the Barclays Premier League or going down, so we need to be smart. “It’s not going to be easy, but if we try like today and we fight like today, we have got a better chance, that’s for sure.” Sunderland head for Norwich next weekend having passed up what they believed was the perfect opportunity to secure just a second home league win in eight attempts. They failed to make the most of a series of half-chances which came their way before the break, three of them falling to striker Steven Fletcher, but went close to scoring the opening goal within six minutes of the restart. Half-time substitute Jozy Altidore initially miscontrolled Wes Brown’s long ball, but having regained possession, span and fired in a shot which Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni had to tip over. However, it was Fabio Borini who came closest to breaking the deadlock as time ran down, rattling the crossbar with a stinging 83rd-minute shot and then only just missing the target when the ball fell to him once again. Kagisho Dikgacoi might even have won it for the visitors at the death, but blasted his effort inches wide to spare the Black Cats further punishment. last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgIn other NFL news:— Former Chicago Bears star safety Roosevelt Taylor has died at 82. Taylor was an All-Pro in 1963 when the Bears won the title. He played his first nine NFL seasons with Chicago, 1961-69, appearing in every game. Taylor led the league in interceptions in 1963 with nine. He finished his NFL career with 32 interceptions, 23 with the Bears.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-FLORIDA-NEMBHARDFlorida’s Nembhard withdraws from NBA draft, transfersGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is removing his name from the NBA draft, but he’ll be playing elsewhere. Associated Press Morrow was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1989.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Nembhard has decided to transfer after averaging 11.2 points, 5.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds for the Gators as a sophomore last season. Nembhard entered the NBA draft last month and hired NCAA-certified agent Jaafar Choufani so he could retain his college eligibility. He took a similar approach after his freshman year and eventually returned to Florida after not getting invited to the NBA scouting combine.Nembhard will have two years of college eligibility remaining.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPremier League gets approval for June 17 restartUNDATED (AP) — The English Premier League has been given government approval to press ahead with its June 17 restart, although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing. Further details of the league’s plans for dealing with coronavirus cases have been disclosed with clubs likely to have to play even if they only have 15 fit squad members. The league says there have been no positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 testing. LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Price hasn’t thrown a meaningful pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he’s showing himself to be a generous teammate.A club spokesman has confirmed that Price will give $1,000 each to 220 Dodgers minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture. Those players will continue to receive $400 a week from the Dodgers at least through June.Price has yet to play a regular-season game for the Dodgers because the start of the season has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. He was acquired in a February trade with the Boston Red Sox.The 34-year-old left-hander is on a $217 million, seven-year contract that runs through 2021.NFL-NEWS — United States Tennis Association officials continue to work on plans to hold the U.S. Open as scheduled. Among the possibilities are charter flights to ferry players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. There could be negative COVID-19 tests before traveling, centralized housing and daily temperature checks. USTA chief executive for professional tennis Stacey Allaster tells The Associated Press that all plans remain fluid, and no decisions have been made. Allaster added that if the USTA board does decide to go forward with the Open, she expects it to be held at its usual site and in its usual spot on the calendar.— The South African government says it’s maintaining a ban on all contact sports because of the coronavirus. That means the country’s professional rugby teams and its world champion Springboks will remain out of action. The sports minister’s announcement Saturday came as South Africa prepares to further ease lockdown on Monday and open up most of its economy as part of a phased relaxation of restrictions. Professional non-contact sports competitions will be allowed in some regions. Rugby teams can resume training if protocols are in place, including mandatory screening.— The Austrian Health Ministry has approved safety conditions for Austria to host two Formula One Grand Prix races in July. The first 10 races of the season have either been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but F1 could finally return with back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on July 5 and 12. The double-header would have no spectators and only a limited number of people involved.— Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated nearly 100 sports programs. Critics say some of those sports might have survived if decision-makers had considered the benefits those sports brought to the schools as a whole. Former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben argues athletes in sports that award partial scholarships often pay more than the value of their scholarships for tuition. He says that’s especially important at a time when enrollment declines are accelerating because of the pandemic.— Major League Baseball wants to ban mascots if the sport resumes this season. But mascot guru Dave Raymond thinks that’s a bad idea, saying “every mascot should be essential because of its ability to connect and distract with fun.” Raymond was the first Phillie Phanatic and has since become a mascot consultant. Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little fighting cancerUNDATED (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little has been diagnosed with cancer. That word from a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for Little’s treatment costs.Pat Killorin created the Friends of Floyd page last Sunday to help raise money for costs associated with curing what he calls “a treatable but aggressive form of cancer.”Little was a three-time All-American at Syracuse from 1964-66 and was selected sixth overall in the 1967 combined AFL-NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. He spent his entire nine-year career with the franchise and rushed for 6,323 yards and 43 touchdowns. In 1971 he led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,133 and yards from scrimmage with 1,388. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.Little is 77. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH-SPORTS REAXGoodell: ‘Tragic events’ call for ‘urgent need for action’NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says an urgent need for action remains following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests around the country that have followed. May 31, 2020 Update on the latest sports From New York to Los Angeles and several cities in between, thousands protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men.Floyd was a handcuffed black man who died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes. Officer Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.Floyd’s death and the ensuing protests have prompted many sports figures to speak out in recent days.  MLB-DODGERS-PRICEPrice to give to Dodgers minor leaguers The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage. La Liga said the government gave authorization on Saturday for squads to practice together. Until now, players had been limited to individual training before progressing to small groups.Bayern Munich beat Fortuna Düsseldorf 5-0 for its fourth straight win since the resumption of the Bundesliga in empty stadiums. The champions moved 10 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund.Ukraine’s Premier League restarted Saturday, but one game was called off when an unspecified number of soccer players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The league is playing its first games since March 15, with Kolos and Desna kicking off the opening match.Also in European soccer, a former sports minister in France says the government was too hasty in calling off soccer leagues this season. Patrick Kanner thinks the leagues were pressured into canceling, saying in a French radio interview that they weren’t given any choice and could have possibly resumed play in June. France is the only one of Europe’s five major soccer leagues to cancel its season.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic: TRACK-OBIT-MORROWSprinting great Morrow diesSAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Bobby Joe Morrow has died at 84 of natural causes, according to his family.Morrow won his three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, capturing the 100 and 200 meters and anchoring the champion 400 relay team for the United States. He matched the world record of 20.6 seconds in the 200 and helped the relay squad set a world record.Earlier in 1956 he successfully defended his AAU 100-yard title and swept the sprints for Abilene Christian at the national college championships. He was honored as “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated and won the AAU’s James E. Sullivan Award the following year.last_img read more

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Nigeria knock out holders Cameroon in Nations Cup thriller

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Nigeria ousted holders and bitter rivals Cameroon from the Africa Cup of Nations, scoring twice in three minutes to come from behind and win a thrilling last-16 match 3-2 yesterday.In a game that fully lived up to its billing, Odion Ighalo gave Nigeria a 19th-minute lead but Cameroon hit back with two goals in quick succession before halftime from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie.Ighalo levelled again for Nigeria – who have lost three AFCON finals to Cameroon – in the 63rd minute amid suspicions of offside before Alex Iwobi snatched the winner for the jubilant Super Eagles three minutes later.The win earned Nigeria a quarter-final meeting against hosts Egypt or South Africa who were meeting later yesterday. Both teams finished second in their groups and had not been in the best of form and it showed with an abundance of defensive mistakes, but there was also much to admire in an end-to-end match.Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said the shock defeat by Madagascar in their final group match might have benefitted his side. “It did us good, it helped motivate us today to win this very difficult match,” he said.Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf said his team paid for sitting on their lead. “We slowed down a little too much instead of trying to score the third goal,” he said. “Obviously, Nigeria have all the quality to score goals and I think that was what went wrong, in general terms.” It was a scrappy opening with misplaced passes by both sides until Nigeria went ahead in the 19th minute with an untidy goal.Cameroon’s defence failed to deal with a free kick into the area and Kenneth Omeruo found Ighalo who reacted quickly and scored with a shot that was deflected into the net.The Nigeria defence still looked vulnerable as a wild miskick by Omeruo gave Cameroon a corner and they also handed Cameroon a chance which Pierre Kunde Malong wasted by firing over. But the game turned dramatically before halftime as Cameroon, who had not scored in their previous two games, struck twice in three minutes.Christian Bassogog wriggled past his marker on the right and sent a perfect cross into the area, leaving Bahoken with the formality of turning the ball into the net in the 41st minute.Nigeria had barely time to recover when Cameroon struck again with Bahoken turning provider as he flicked the ball to Clinton Njie who raced past Olaoluwa Aina and drilled the ball into the net. Goalkeeper Victor Akyepi made a desperate last-ditch save to prevent a Nigeria own goal early in the second half before the game took another twist.Nigeria levelled in the 61st minute when Ahmed Musa chested the ball into the path of Ighalo to volley home. He was level with the last man although it was the sort of goal that might be ruled out for offside by the VAR system which will be introduced in the quarter-finals.Three minutes later, Ighalo turned provider as he set up Iwobi who beat Andre Onana with a calm finish to seal a famous victory and set off wild celebrations among the Nigerian players, officials and media.last_img read more

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USC-led team analyzes water main breaks

first_imgUSC is partnering with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to uncover the cause behind several water main breaks that have been flooding the city’s streets.The project will be led by Jean-Pierre Bardet, director of USC’s Center on Megacities and chair of the Viterbi Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Additionally, experts from across the country will help look for patterns in the breaks and consider solutions, Bardet said.Old black water · A car plows through the water flooding the intersection of 83rd and Wall streets after a water main break on Tuesday. The USC Center on Megacities is working with the LA Department of Water and Power to find the source of the main breaks. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan“USC was chosen because we have the Center on Megacities, an organized search unit approved by the Provost office,” he said. “We deal with issues related to urban systems, which is relevant to the water main breaks.”Bardet and the other partners will be meeting with LADWP personnel and measuring water pipe data, such as the pipes’ ages, diameters and thicknesses, to identify the cause of the breaks and try to predict future ones.“The main reason for the water breaks is probably that they’re old and corroded,” said Andrea Donnellan, JPL’s principal investigator. “We’re using radar to see if there are ground motions and any strong [fault] activity,” which Donnellan said could be another possible explanation for the breaks.Motion along faults has been deviating from the normal range in the last 100 days, which could be a cause for the breaks, JPL officials said. The motions are not the faults themselves, but are fault-controlled, Donnellan said.JPL had been studying recent fault activity because of the large number of minor earthquakes that hit Southern California over the summer. Then it was contacted by LADWP and decided to help, she added.Cornell University is also contributing to the project by providing a computer simulation system that allows USC researches to analyze stresses on the water main structures.The team is also considering other theories for the breaks, such as the city’s ordinance limiting outdoor water usage to only Mondays and Thursdays. Bardet said the added water pressure on aging pipes during the rest of the week could be behind the breaks.“We’re trying not to speculate,” Bardet said. “We’re looking for the facts and trying to give solutions.”The results of the water main project could also have an impact on overall water usage in Los Angeles.“It’s like looking at the tip of an iceberg,” Bardet said. “We can use that to find something more profound, which may end up affecting how we use water.”Bardet said the team’s efforts could also reveal data about water distribution that has the potential to affect cities everywhere.“The problem is not specific to Los Angeles, but to cities across the country,” Bardet said.last_img read more

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Harman makes key adjustment in close singles win

first_img Comments Published on March 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Emily Harman had to get to the net. She was playing a match tiebreaker with the score tied at one at the end of the second set, and her groundstrokes simply would not win it. Not against Jessica Ahn’s consistent returns. But regardless of the speed of Ahn’s serves or the regularity of Ahn’s shots, Harman realized if she was to win, she couldn’t sit back. She needed to attack her opponent. The opportunity to dictate plays while putting away volleys was crucial.‘She’s always going to be an extremely aggressive player, in all facets,’ SU head coach Luke Jensen said. ‘She’s always looking to end the points on her own terms.’From there on out Harman attacked the net every time she had a chance. Instead of waiting at the baseline, she sprinted five strides forward.That’s where her game was. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHarman’s change to that aggressive style caught her opponent off guard and secured a 6-1, 6-7 (6), 10-4 win Wednesday. In Syracuse’s 6-1 team victory over Army, Harman’s match provided just about the only excitement of the day. Aside from a loss for co-captain Simone Kalhorn, the Orange cruised to its 10th straight victory, dropping only three sets on the day.Harman, still residing far from the net, appeared to be on course for an easy victory after winning her first set. Assistant coach Shelley George said she was hitting first serves and keeping her opponent on her heels. But the second set got away from her. The attack simply wasn’t there. ‘(Ahn) won the first game of the second set, which in tennis is big if you haven’t won much in the first set,’ Harman said. ‘And I think she made a couple of lucky shots that got her confidence going and then her game started clicking a lot more than in the first set. I made some errors and didn’t execute as well as I did in the first set, which allowed her back in.’Harman came back from being down 5-2 to force a second-set tiebreaker. She started shifting into a serve-and-volley game more. But with that, her returns became tentative. She hadn’t completely made the shift yet, though, losing the second set.Then, instead of playing a third set, Harman and Ahn played a tiebreaker to 10 because Syracuse had already won enough singles matches and the doubles point to have clinched a team victory. Her volleys and serve had just one tiebreaker to stand out.‘(Volleying) is what I like,’ Harman said. ‘A very big strength in my game is to take the first serve and rock it and then just finish the point. Make the point short, attack and the way that I attack is to get to net. And my hands are good and I play to my strength.’This strength manifested itself in several points in the match tiebreaker. Ahn was unable to return two of Harman’s serves, hitting one into the net and one deep. Three points were decided when Harman hit winning volleys past Ahn. She angled volleys so Ahn could not reach them before they flew out of bounds. On the second-to-last point, with the score 9-3, Ahn saw Harman at net and started to sneak forward herself. But that’s where Harman wanted the game to be. That’s where her game resides.Unperturbed, Harman hit a volley past Ahn. Had Ahn been at the baseline — where she spent most of the match — she could have kept the point alive.Ahn didn’t, and two points later, Harman closed out the match. All because of that switch.‘I thought she played awesome,’ Kalhorn said. ‘She was being so aggressive and coming to net and not even giving the other girl a chance really.’alguggen@syr.edulast_img read more

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In Photos: Election Night 2012

first_img Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Students gathered at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Tuesday night to watch the election results and enjoy the event hosted by the Political Student Assembly.Photos by Joseph Chen and Chris Roman. Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojancenter_img Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojan Chris Roman | Daily Trojanlast_img

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