GMA ANCHOR TO KEYNOTE SIOUXLAND UNITED WAY WOMEN’S POWER LUNCH

first_imgABC NEWS – Amy Robach (ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua) AMY ROBACH One of the anchor’s of ABC-television’s “Good Morning America” will keynote the United Way of Siouxland’s 18th annual Women’s Power Lunch.Event Chairwoman Sharon Messerschmidt says Amy Robach will talk about her experiences as a journalist and personal struggles in her life.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/POWER2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….book was about. ;06Robach wrote “Better: How I let Go of Control, Held On To Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour” a New York Times bestseller.Event Co-Chair Kathy Spohr says all ot the proceeds from the event fund scholarships and certification grants awarded each year to single parents in Siouxland:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/POWER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………single parent scholarships. :14The Power of the Purse Raffle will be held at the conclusion of the luncheon with at least 100 purses and three grand prizes up for grabs.The Women’s Power Lunch will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at Delta Hotels Center in South Sioux City.Tickets are on sale through the United Way of Siouxland.Both table sponsorships and individual tickets are available by going to: www.WPL2018.eventbrite.com.last_img read more

GAS LEAK CLOSES SGT. BLUFF PRIMARY SCHOOL

first_imgA natural gas leak caused the Sergeant Bluff School district to dismiss students from the Primary School at 1:00 p.m. today.Crews from Mid American Energy and C.W. Suter’s responded to the leak and indicated that there was no immediate danger.The Gas was shut off at the school and the boilers were taken off-line.A statement on the school district website gave Sgt. Bluff Primary student parents the option to pick up their students at 1:00 p.m. at the Primary School or wait until the end of the day and get them at the 3-5 Elementary School.There will not be BASIC after school today.last_img read more

OU hangs Big 12 Champs banner

first_imgScreen shot 2013-03-09 at 12.42.42 PMOU is just all in on this 2012 Big 12 Champions thing, no “co-champs” no “shared title” just “Big 12 Champs.”Hilarious.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

This is what happened on Gameday in 2010

first_imgHerbie almost died.OSU lost this game — remember Blackmon dragging his leg all over the field? — and hasn’t won a Gameday-attended football game, well, ever.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Here’s a cool look at OSU’s chrome helmets

first_imgUSATSI_8104834_154512258_lowresIt’s awesome.Umm, these are sick. #OKState pic.twitter.com/OlfRhjQHIY— Colin Deaver (@ColinDeaverTV) September 25, 2014 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Advanced Metrics Still Like Oklahoma State Football In 2016

first_imgThis is a guest post by friend of the blog Justin Packard. It’s a good reminder that not all was lost last weekend in Stillwater. Oklahoma State entered this season ranked eighth in ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) preseason rankings, its highest preseason rank since ESPN expanded the FPI to the preseason.  Wondering if the FPI really just likes the Cowboys, or if we should be expecting another big season, I decided to look into how accurate the FPI preseason rankings have been over the past few seasons.A little bit of background on the FPI rankings. The FPI is a predictor measurement comparing the relative strength of a given team to an “average” team.  In this year’s preseason rankings, OSU has an FPI score of 19.3 meaning that the Cowboys would win by 19.3 points when playing an “average” team. The FPI is calculated using four metrics: previous performance (with the most recent season counting the most), returning starters, recruiting and coaching tenure.Let’s get to it.Oklahoma State started the 2014 season at 27th in the FPI rankings.  FPI predicted the Cowboys would go 7.1-4.9.  The Cowboys finished that year at 6-6 (FPI does not predict bowl games, so all records in this post include only regular season and conference championship games).  An interesting note from 2014: in the preseason, FPI had TCU and Texas Tech being equally good, both at a 12.6.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-56-26-pmThe 2014 preseason FPI expected OSU, TCU and TTU to all have similar seasons. (Photo courtesy: ESPN)This shows one of the major pitfalls of the preseason FPI. Because the major contributor in the calculation is previous performance, preseason rankings cannot take injuries into account or, in the case of TCU, Heisman finalist performances.  TCU ended 2014 ranked third in the FPI and first among Big 12 teams.Oklahoma State dropped to 48th by the end of the 2014 season, with an FPI of 6.5.  Although a drop of 21 spots seems extreme, the FPI overestimated the Big 12 in the preseason.  Six Big 12 teams dropped in the FPI rankings, five of which dropped by at least 15 spots.  Among Power 5 teams, the Big 12 had the highest average ranking change, losing an average of 5.8 spots.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-57-07-pmThis shows the average rank change for the Power 5 conferences from the preseason rankings to the end of the season. The Big 12 dropped nearly six spots on average in 2014, but gained more than seven in 2015, the biggest change of any Power 5 conference.Contrast that with the 2015 season, where Big 12 teams gained an average of 7.2 spots. With the Big 12 underperforming in 2014 according to FPI, it made it easier for the teams to get looked over in the FPI in 2015. Only two teams from the Big 12 fell in the rankings that season, OU and WVU. It all goes back to the first of the four metrics. The previous seasons performance affects FPI the most in the preseason rankings.Oklahoma State started 2015 ranked 24th and that is right where it ended up at seasons end.  FPI predicted the Cowboys to go 7.5-4.5.  It wasn’t until week 9 that FPI finally projected the Cowboys to get to 10 wins. OSU finished the regular season at 10-2.With that kind of performance, it means the Cowboys were bound to end up ranked higher to start this season compared with the last two. With a large number of returning starters, the Cowboys got boost and a consistent coaching staff helped gain a top ten FPI ranking to start the 2016 campaign.  So, can we expect the Cowboys to end the season ranked in the top ten at the end of the season? The FPI preseason projections get the W-L record to within 1.5 games around 60 percent of the time.  That would put the Cowboys anywhere from 7.8 to 10.8 wins.  screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-58-54-pmThe top 10 of the preseason FPI rankings. (Photo courtesy: ESPN)The game against Central Michigan gave us a good indicator of the Cowboys in the FPI because the Chippewas started the season close to average, scoring a 0.4. The loss dropped the Cowboys to an FPI of 16.0 and out of the top 10, coming in at 15th. The projected W-L moved to 7.9-4.1.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-59-31-pmFPI projects the Cowboys to get eight wins after the performance against Central Michigan and has OSU ranked as the number two team in the Big 12.But remember the FPI only takes what it knows. As long as the Cowboys don’t have any major injuries, FPI will continue to favor them. After all, OSU dropped only six spots after last weekend’s debacle, keeping them in the top 15 whereas the AP and Coaches Poll both have the Cowboys unranked.  The next three weeks will be crucial for the Cowboys.  Pittsburgh is currently ranked 33rd with an FPI of 10.3. For comparison, Central Michigan is ranked 46th after beating the Cowboys, with an FPI of 6.1. Baylor is ranked 26th and Texas is 21st.  Strong performances to end the non-conference part of the schedule and open up Big 12 play will go a long way in helping OSU get back into the FPI top ten.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

India’s Asian Cup qualifier postponed for cricket

first_imgIndia AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: India vs. Macau postponed after clash with Indian cricket team fixture Last updated 2 years ago 07:30 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Macau India 2017 AIFF Media India Asian Cup Qualification India v Macao Macao The continental qualification game between India and Macau has been postponed by a day for a bizarre reason… India’s next 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers’ game against Macau, originally scheduled to be held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on 10th October 2017, has been postponed by a day to the 11th of October. While the official reason given to the continental governing body by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) was that the stadium would not be available on the initial date, Goal has reliably learnt that the actual reason is entirely different altogether.The Indian men’s cricket team are set to welcome their Australian counterparts for a five-match ODI series this month, which will be followed by a three-game T20I series. The second T20I game is set to be held on 10th of October, the initial date on which India vs Macau game was scheduled.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Though the cricket game is being played in Guwahati, it has forced the postponement of the football game because the broadcasters of both games were not comfortable with the idea of the cricket team and football team playing simultaneously. Macau vs IndiaWith the T20I set for a 7:00 PM IST start, it was sure to overlap with the football fixture. The broadcasters felt that this could bring down the collective viewership and with cricket enjoying prominence, the football game wouldn’t get much attention. A source close to the developments told Goal, “It is a sad state of affairs that an international football match has been pushed back because of the cricket schedule. We can only hope that this does not happen again.” The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) were okay with the idea of shifting the game because of stadium unavailability since the AIFF intimated them at least a month earlier but asked the Indian FA to ensure the new date falls within the FIFA international calendar.The AFC also asked the AIFF to obtain permission from Macau regarding the change in date and the South-East Asian nation had no problems in playing the game on 11th of October.last_img read more

Arsenal team news & likely line-up

first_imgPremier League Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton Chris Wheatley Last updated 2 years ago 14:05 1/10/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Ozil Arsenal Getty Images Premier League Arsenal Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium on Sunday Arsenal will be looking to continue their 100 per cent record at Emirates Stadium this season when Brighton arrive in north London on Sunday.The Gunners have picked up a decent run of results in recent matches, including an improved performance to secure a draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Bournemouth.Brighton double chance 11/4Thursday’s Europa League win over BATE Borisov showed promising signs of how strong Arsenal’s squad depth is, and they face a Brighton side who have kept two clean sheets in six games this season.Wenger will hope that Alexandre Lacazette continues to fire on all cylinders with the Frenchman scoring four goals in his opening six games.ARSENAL INJURIES Wenger will make a late check on Mesut Ozil who has missed two of the last three games with a knee inflammation injury.Francis Coquelin has been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury while Calum Chambers is out for a similar amount of time after sustaining a hip problem against Doncaster.Danny Welbeck is out until after the international break with a groin injury and long-term injured midfielder Santi Cazorla is unlikely to be involved in first-team matters until the turn of next year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Mesut Ozil ArsenalARSENAL SUSPENSIONS Arsenal have no players suspended for this game.Arsenal Brighton Dabble BetARSENAL POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPWenger will bring the likes of Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette back into the line-up after playing a second string in the Europa League.Mesut Ozil hasn’t been selected for Germany’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers set to take place next week and it’s unlikely that he’ll be involved in Sunday’s game.With Alexis Sanchez and Lacazette set to return to the XI, Theo Walcott could keep his spot on the right-hand side after scoring twice against BATE Borisov.Arsenal BrightonBRIGHTON TEAM NEWS Brighton forward Tomer Hemed will serve a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct during Sunday’s game against Newcastle.Hemed appeared to stamp on DeAndre Yedlin during the closing stages of the 1-0 victory but the incident was not seen by the match officials at the time.Glenn Murray has returned to training and could be involved on Sunday while Izzy Brown is also back in contention following a hamstring problem, but Sam Baldock misses out.Chris Hughton’s side head into Sunday’s game in 13th place and will play at the Emirates Stadium for the first time.Chris Hughton BrightonBEST OPTA MATCH FACTS This is the first league meeting between the sides since February 1983 – Arsenal won 3-1 at Highbury with goals from Graham Rix and a brace from Raphael Meade. The Gunners have won their last four matches against Brighton in all competitions, with three of those last four wins coming in the FA Cup, most recently a 3-2 win in January 2015 at the Amex. Brighton have never won an away match at Arsenal in all competitions in six attempts (D1 L5), scoring just one goal in those six matches. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 31 Premier League matches against newly promoted sides (W26 D5), collecting 83 points from a possible 93, since losing 1-2 to QPR in March 2012. Indeed, the last newly promoted side to win at the Emirates in the Premier League were Newcastle in November 2010 – then managed by current Brighton boss Chris Hughton. Arsenal haven’t lost a home Premier League match in the month of October since 2002; a 1-2 defeat to Blackburn – since then, they’re unbeaten in 26 matches in the month (W21 D5). Alexandre Lacazette has scored in each of his opening three league appearances for Arsenal at home – the last player to do this in his first four home league games for the club was Jackie Henderson in 1958 (scored in first five). TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME The match is being televised live on BT Sport 1 and kicks off at 12:00 BST.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

LIVE: Wanderers vs Central Coast

first_imgA-League Review: City claim Melbourne derby glory as Wanderers scrape draw Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 19:45 10/14/17 BruceKamau - cropped Getty Images Marcin Budzinski’s first goal for the club and a Carl Valeri own goal gave Melbourne City derby joy against rivals Melbourne Victory. Melbourne City claimed the local bragging rights as they prevailed 2-1 at Melbourne Victory in a spicy A-League derby encounter.Carl Valeri’s rash tackle on City’s Michael Jakobsen inside the first 20 second sparked pushing and shoving between the sides and referee Peter Green had brandished three yellow cards by the 12th minute.Rhys Williams became the third Victory player into the book for a scissoring challenge in the 32nd minute that forced Osama Malik to limp off with a hip problem. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Replacement Marcin Budzinski made a swift impact by clattering his maiden City goal into the roof of the net in first-half stoppage time.What a way to open your account for @MelbourneCity. Take a bow, Marcin Budziński!#MelbDerby #ALeague pic.twitter.com/1nTCoOcrv4— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) October 14, 2017Kevin Muscat’s Victory responded impressively and debutant Leroy George squeezed a 55th-minute equaliser through City goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas from a tight angle.Warren Joyce’s men were under heavy pressure but sealed the points on the break 10 minutes later when Bruce Kamau burst forward brilliantly on the break.At the end of a lung-busting run, the winger’s eventual shot took a decisive deflection off Victory captain Valeri and looped home.This is what it means. #MelbDerby pic.twitter.com/wIL0dKJGHN— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) October 14, 2017In Saturday’s earlier game, Western Sydney Wanderers were twice forced to come from behind in order to claim a 2-2 draw at home to Central Coast Mariners.Asdrubal scrambled a 21st-minute opener from close range for the visitors but Oriol Riera levelled from the penalty spot.The Mariners were ahead after the hour once more when Daniel De Silva coolly clipped home Andrew Hoole’s excellent throughball but Roly Bonevacia ensured their joy was short-lived.Absolutely beautiful football on display from @CCMariners, finished off by Danny De Silva. #WSWvCCM #ALeague pic.twitter.com/2f1xigVjK6— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) October 14, 2017 read morelast_img read more

USA’s Johnson scores first goal of season

first_imgUnited States U.S. international Johnson scores first goal of season in Monchengladbach defeat Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 01:01 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fabian Johnson Borussia Moenchengladbach Getty Images United States Borussia M’gladbach v Bayer Leverkusen Borussia M’gladbach Bundesliga Left out of the U.S. squad that failed to qualify for the World Cup, the midfielder netted in Bundesliga action Saturday U.S. international Fabian Johnson scored his first goal of the 2017-18 campaign in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 5-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.The 29-year-old found the net in the seventh minute at the BayArena, making a far-post run to slam home Thorgan Hazard’s service from the right flank.Leverkusen stormed back after halftime, however, scoring five times to doom Monchengladbach to an emphatic defeat. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It was the fourth straight Bundesliga start for Johnson, who was left off the U.S. squad that failed to qualify for the World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago earlier this month.Johnson’s U.S. future is unclear, with the midfielder telling Bild this past summer that he was considering international retirement after the 2018 World Cup.last_img read more

Manchester City 2017-18 player ratings: how the title winners stack up

first_imgDavid Silva 9/10 Yet again the Spaniard added guile and sorcery to City’s play, illustrating what a top‑class proposition he remains at 32.Fernandinho 9/10 Almost monotonous in his excellence. City are aiming to buy a successor this summer; it will be hard to match his quality.Ilkay Gündoğan 8/10 A princely schemer who would walk into virtually any other European side. Has excelled when given the opportunity .Leroy Sané 9/10 Proved the doubters wrong to become one of City’s blue‑riband performers. Seriously fast, with plenty of end product.Raheem Sterling 9/10 The season of his career, delivering goals on top of creativity. As with Sané, appears transformed under Guardiola.Bernardo Silva 7/10 The quality of City’s attacking forces is summed up by the Portuguese being unable to pin down a starting place.Yaya Touré 5/10 Has hardly featured in his swan‑song season for the club – but what better way to exit than with another league title?Phil Foden 6/10 What an achievement it was for the 17-year-old to force his way into this side. The fact that he is a local boy makes it extra special.Brahim Díaz 5/10 A fringe player but the 18-year-old Spaniard has appeared accomplished in the few minutes allowed him.StrikersSergio Agüero 10/10 A haul of over 20 league goals, despite not enjoying Guardiola’s unqualified confidence, shows how lethal the 29-year-old is.Gabriel Jesus 6/10 Still Guardiola’s favourite No 9 despite another injury-blighted campaign. Repaid his faith with some important league goals. Oleksandr Zinchenko 7/10 The 21-year-old Ukrainian, a midfielder for most of his nascent career, has been another eye‑catching option at left-back.Benjamin Mendy 6/10 The left-back had his season cruelly truncated by a serious knee injury in September and is only now nearing fitness again.Eliaquim Mangala 6/10 The previously maligned Frenchman, loaned to Everton in January, impressed when he did play, to Guardiola’s credit.MidfieldersKevin De Bruyne 10/10 A magnificent footballer – deserves full marks because in virtually every league match he has been simply formidable. Share on Twitter Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after shock United defeat Play Video 4:04 Read more Share via Email Manchester City Leroy Sané GoalkeepersEderson 9/10 A flawless debut season in English football – a stark contrast to Claudio Bravo’s disastrous 2016-17 campaign.Claudio Bravo 5/10 In the shadows. His sole league appearance came as a substitute when Ederson was injured in the 5-0 win against Liverpool.Defenders Topics Share on Messengercenter_img Kyle Walker 8/10 Integral to City’s improvement under Guardiola. Would earn a higher mark if he had marauded more along his flank.Danilo 7/10 The Brazilian proved a fine back-up across the defence. His ability to play defensive midfield was a useful option, too.Vincent Kompany 8/10 Timed a run of fitness to become a regular at the business end of the season – and remains the best central defender at the club.Nicolás Otamendi 7/10 A Guardiola favourite who has raised his game but he remains vulnerable to pace and the high ball: not ideal for a centre-back.John Stones 6/10 Is surely more talented than Otamendi but lost his regular berth due to being error-prone, slipping down to fourth choice.Aymeric Laporte 6/10 The Frenchman joined in January and has so far looked the part, his physical presence strengthening the rearguard.Fabian Delph 7/10 An example of the importance Guardiola puts on versatility: the midfielder has performed at left-back with ease. Share on LinkedIn features Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Read more How Pep Guardiola’s tactics made Manchester City Premier League champions – video Manchester City have stirred hearts to earn a place in pantheon of great sides Jonathan Wilson Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Salem al-Dawsari snatches win for Saudi Arabia against Egypt

first_imgShare on Pinterest Luis Suárez leads way for Uruguay to spoil 10-man Russia’s party Read more Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn World Cup 2018 The Egypt coach, Héctor Cúper, has dismissed suggestions that Mohamed Salah is set to quit international football.The Liverpool forward is reportedly unhappy with the Egyptian FA at being used for political ends, includingbeing pictured with the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a man accused of numerous human rights violations. “And I am disappointed that we have lost two games – one in the 90th minute [Uruguay], and the other one in the 95th minute [Saudi Arabia]. That’s what makes me sad and disappointed.“I’m not going to give an evaluation one to 10 of my team. I think that a score from one to 10 is not the right thing to do.”Saudi Arabia’s win was their first success at a World Cup since they beat Belgium 1-0 in Washington at USA ’94. Their coach, Juan Antonio Pizzi, was pleased with how his players reacted to losing their two opening games and said it was up to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation to choose whether he will continue to lead the team.“The association will have to decide. It doesn’t depend on myself,” the former Spain forward said. “We’ll see what happens over the next few days. I am really, really happy with the players, the way they have responded.” Read more Saudi Arabia Egypt football team World Cup Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt: World Cup 2018 – as it happened Share on Twitter Egypt were based in the Chechen capital Grozny during the WorldCup, with Kadyrov making Salah an honorary citizen of the Russian republic.A miserable tournament for Cúper’s Pharaohs ended with a surprise 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia in Volgograd, which left them pointless and bottom of Group A.Speaking about Salah potentially quitting the national team, Cúper said: “I don’t think so, I don’t think so. I don’t think it’s true because all of those who are here – and those who couldn’t come – really, really support and appreciate the opportunity of playing for the national team, so I don’t think that’s true.”Both teams were already eliminated before this dead rubber following successive defeats against Uruguay and Russia.Salah lobbed Egypt ahead with their first World Cup goal from open play since 1934 but his celebration was notably subdued. The 25-year-old, who also scored with a penalty in the previous match against Russia, then missed a golden chance which could have helped them end the competition on a high.After Egypt’s 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary – the oldest player to appear at a World Cup – saved a penalty from Fahad al-Muwallad, the Green Falcons turned the game around thanks to a second spot-kick, converted by Salman al-Faraj, and Salem al-Dawsari’s dramatic injury-time winner.Despite finishing with three defeats from three games, Cúper felt his players performed well in Russia and were unlucky to lose two games to late goals. “I think we have played well. It’s true that the results weren’t good. We have lost all three matches,” said the Argentinian, whose contract expires at the end of the World Cup tournament. Topics match reports Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton handed Canadian GP win after Vettel’s penalty pain

first_img Pinterest Share on Pinterest Share via Email Jackie Stewart and his struggle to make F1 a safer sport for all Formula One 2019 Optimistic that finally he might claim Ferrari’s first victory this season, Sebastian Vettel’s hopes turned to bitter ashes as he was denied by a controversial penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took the win for Mercedes but only after an incident that left Vettel fuming, disappointed and confused as to how the decision against him was made. The race had been in his and Ferrari’s hands but they were denied as the finale descended almost to pantomime, leaving little pleasure for any of the drivers involved, not least Hamilton.Hamilton won the 50th Canadian Grand Prix having started from second behind Vettel and remained in that position. He had not looked like he had the pace to pass despite chasing relentlessly until a moment of high drama changed the race. Share on Twitter Hamilton believed the stewards decision was correct. “I forced him into an error, he went a bit wide but then I had the run on that corner and we nearly collided. It is unfortunate but this is motor racing,” he said. “I took the corner normally but when you come back on track you are not supposed to go straight back on to racing line you are supposed to come back on safely.”The debate over the penalty will continue long into the season but Vettel believed it had done the sport as a whole a disservice. “We deserved to win now and that is our opinion,” he said. “It was a great race, they [the crowd] cheered me on all the race, it’s a bit weird now, I don’t know what else to say. It is not making our sport popular. People want to see us race, and it was racing. Just a shame when we have these funny decisions.”In what was otherwise largely a procession for the front three, Vettel’s Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc took third. He finished in front of the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen who came back from ninth on the grid to claim fifth. Bottas took the fastest lap.Having taken a victory Ferrari had hoped would narrow the championship gap in their favour, they have been cast even further adrift. Hamilton has extended his lead over Bottas to 29 points in the world championship, while Vettel has fallen to a full 62 points back.It was clearly not how Hamilton wanted to take the victory and perhaps not one he will take any great pleasure in, but he leaves Canada with his seventh victory here matching Michael Schumacher’s record tally. Vettel and Ferrari depart only with frustration and disappointment. Topics news Read more Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel Motor sport Share on Messenger Share on Facebookcenter_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Twitter Formula One Since you’re here… Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Read more Support The Guardian Visibly disheartened Vettel did finally stand for the ceremony but with a face that betrayed his distaste at the events that had unfolded. Hamilton invited him to the top step, a moment the German did not indulge for long. Finally interviewed and with the crowd cheering him he reflected their feelings. “You should ask the people what they think”, he said of the decision.“It’s not for us to decide and that’s the sport – everyone seems to believe that Sebastian won,” said Mattia Binotto, Ferrari’s team principal. “He was driving at the limit in each corner, and we are on the border line of the tyres. When he was coming back on the track he went on the grass and there was nothing he could do. We won today. Honestly as I said, we were the fastest on track and that is important”Hamilton, who similarly lost a win in Spa with a time penalty for cutting a corner in 2008, said: “That’s not the way I wanted to win but I would’ve been past.” He pointedly noted that he had pressured Vettel into an error and would have taken the place had he not had to avoid the German as he returned to the racing line. Hamilton was booed after the podium ceremony but Vettel immediately defended the British driver. F1: Hamilton wins Canadian GP after penalty denies Vettel – as it happened Sebastian Vettel switches the markers to place Lewis Hamilton second and himself first after the controversial finish at the Canadian Grand Prix. Photograph: Paul Chiasson/AP Vettel pushing hard, lost the rear at turn four on lap 48, went across the grass and almost hit Hamilton as he returned to the track on the inside and Hamilton attempted to go around him. Vettel emerged in front and the incident was investigated by the stewards.Shortly afterwards they gave Vettel a five-second penalty for an unsafe return and forcing another car off the track. He held his lead to the end but was only 1.3 seconds in front of Hamilton who thus took the win. Ferrari have appealed against the decision.Vettel was angry and confused. “I had nowhere to go. They are stealing the race from us,” he said to his team. Then querying what he might have done having gone straight across the grass to rejoin the track. “No, no, no. Seriously you need to be an absolute blind man,” he said. “Let him pass and not control your car – where am I supposed to go? This is a wrong world, this is not fair.”He appeared to be struggling to control the car as it bounced across the grass as he rejoined, mitigating the circumstances and raising a major question of exactly what else he might have done as he fought for control of the car. He had made a mistake but it might easily have been dismissed as a racing incident.What followed the flag reflected how aggrieved the German felt. Vettel parked his car at the end of the pit lane and did not take part in the post-race interviews, immediately going instead to his team motorhome before returning to he podium ceremony. He is required to attend the podium and did so to a ringing endorsement of applause and cheers from the fans. On his way there the theatre continued as he moved the No 1 marker board from in front of Hamilton’s car, replacing it with the No 2 and put the original where his car would have stood had he brought it to the parc ferme. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Adams focused on making his own mark

first_imgTyler Adams Tyler Adams focused on making his own mark, and not on filling other players’ shoes Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 22:30 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Tyler Adams MLS NY Red Bulls 10252017 Mike DiNovo MLS New York RB The U.S. national team midfielder is still just 19, but after his breakout 2017, is ready to be a figurehead for the revamped Red Bulls A year ago, Tyler Adams was seen as the young prospect with the unenviable task of trying to replace a fan favorite and MLS All-Star in former New York Red Bulls captain Dax McCarty. A year later, Adams has emerged as someone capable of much more. His evolution as a player is now much less about the guys who have come before him, and now is about one of Major League Soccer’s brightest prospects casting his own shadow.Adams enters 2018 with much different expectations having set the bar high for himself after a breakout 2017. And as much as Sacha Kljestan’s departure from the Red Bulls might lead some to think Adams will spend another season helping fill a void left by a star player’s departure, he doesn’t quite see things that way.AdChoices广告”You see people talking about ‘Are you going to fill his shoes’ and I think that for myself, there’s no shoes to fill in my mind,” Adams told Goal. “In my mind I’m going to be the player that I’m going to be, and I’m completely different than all those players. Obviously they’re both great players, but I want to be my own player and I’m going to try and fill any void or gap that we have now and do it off of my own game.” Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player No, the Red Bulls aren’t counting on Adams to replace Kljestan — Alejandro Romero Gamarra has been signed to do that — but Adams enters the new season expected to be one of the team’s leaders despite having just turned 19 earlier in February. That seems like a lofty set of responsibilities for someone his age, but last year saw him skyrocket from promising Red Bulls prospect to one of the most exciting young talents in the American soccer pipeline.Adams enjoyed a dream 2017, one which included his emergence as an MLS starter, his impressive showing at the Under-20 World Cup, and eventually his first U.S. national team appearance. Along the way he has quickly developed a reputation in MLS circles as a young player with the fearlessness and attitude to become a dominant player.”Over the last six months, (Adams) has been put in situations that could be overwhelming for a player his age and with his lack of experience. Yet, no matter what the situation is, you don’t ever get the sense that he’s overwhelmed by the challenge,” Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles told Goal. “If anything, he embraces it, and because he embraces it in that way, it brings confidence to the group. We’re not thinking we’re just putting a young player in there that could get caught up or swept up by what’s happening. We’re putting in someone that’s capable. It doesn’t matter how young or inexperienced he is. He’s capable.”That sort of characteristic lends to thinking that this person has greatness in his future. I’m one of those people and I think absolutely, that he’s not just great for the Red Bull organization, but U.S. Soccer in general.”GFX Quote PS Luis Robles on Tyler AdamsAdams’ poise has helped him make a smooth transition to the pro game, but so has a temperament that some coaches around MLS admiringly call “mean.” It is a fearlessness and on-field relentlessness that belies his baby face.”This would go back to when he was 15 when I first met him. You could tell he was different,” Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch told Goal. “It wasn’t just that he was athletic and was a good player. It was that he believed he was going to be a good player. That maturity and that self-belief that he has lends itself towards him continuing to grow in a big way.”When asked if he could think of a young player who Adams reminded him of in terms of mentality, Marsch brought up long-time U.S. national team standout and Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley, who Marsch saw develop from his earliest days. “Michael Bradley was always very locked in to his process,” Marsch said. “At a young age, he was very mature, but they have a different kind of intensity. Michael’s intensity is very, I think, inner-focused and over the years he’s had to teach himself to expand outside of himself. Tyler has a real ease to his inner focus, his ability to integrate within a group, his appreciation for people around him. He’s social. He’s a balanced young man. I think that will help him integrate and adapt to whatever situation he’s in.”That much was clear after the recent U.S. national team camp in January. Adams was one of the standouts of that camp, following up his November national team debut with a second straight start and solid showing as the team’s youngest player.”Getting called into January camp was obviously a huge opportunity for myself, and obviously you can never take those opportunities for granted,” Adams said. “I thought I had a strong camp, and was rewarded with a start against Bosnia. In the game against Bosnia obviously a lot of things we could have done better, and a lot of things you’d like to see improve, but I think as a whole it’s good to get a lot of young guys on the field. Going from that point on it will be fun to figure out individually how I fit in that team going forward, and then collectively trying to help that team any way I can.”Tyler Adams USMNT 01282018Adams adaptability was clear to see last year, when he was shifted into a right wing-back role by Marsch and thrived there, finishing the season as arguably the best right-sided fullback/wing back in MLS. Though central midfield remains his preferred position, the time spent on the right wing helped him round out his game.”i think playing that wing-back position you’re more an attacker than defender, which I wasn’t really known for,” Adams said. “I’m not really a 1-v-1 player so when I find myself out on the wing it’s kind of abnormal to the game that I usually do play, but I think that adding that 1-v-1 ability, especially in certain situations because of my pace and athleticism, I got to find myself in unique situations and definitely got better at those situations.”Though he did well as a right wing back, his future lies in a central midfield role, where his quickness, tenacity and improving passing can make him a force. While Marsch agrees with the idea that Adams is very much a midfielder, he does plan on continuing to take advantage of Adams’ versatility, and his growth as a player.”Our goal is to play him more in the middle of the midfield this year, but I still think there will be times when we do use him out wide,” Marsch told Goal. “We’ll just have to look at each week and realize where we’re at and figure out how to get the best out of our team in that particular week. Tyler is the type of person and player that grows each day and each week. I expect that, a year from now, we’ll be talking about a very different player than we are right now.”last_img read more

2012 NT Titles

first_imgTeams will travel from many areas across the Territory to compete in the event, including East Arnhem, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy, Ramingining and from around Darwin to battle it out for the title of Mixed under 18, Mixed over 35’s, Men’s and Women’s Open champions. Under 18 teams include; Taminimin, Katherine High School, NPGA ST Johns, Alice Springs, Team Deadly, East Arnhem and the Red Dragons. This year will see the introduction of the Mixed over 35’s division and will see the Darwin Legends, the Mixtures, the Uni Titans and Gove all challenge for the title.In the Women’s Open division, seven teams will be competing in Darwin with Alice Springs, Gove, the Scorpions, Hoops 4 Health, the Prospects, the Titans and Ramingining all vying to be the Territory’s number one side.The Men’s Open division will see six teams competing with the AIRSNT Tigers, Alice Springs, the BOC Dodgers, Ramingining Warriors, the Bears and the Prospects all being represented in the premier division.This year’s titles will see Alice Springs in the Under 18’s, the BOC Dodgers in the Men’s Open and Hoops 4 Health in the Women’s Open divisions returning to defend their 2011 titles. The grand finals will be played out on Sunday afternoon with the Under 18’s game kicking proceedings off at 3.30pm, with the Men’s Open’s concluding the event with a 6.00pm final. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 NT Titles, please click on the link below:www.ntstatechamps.mytouchfooty.comLive updates of the scores during the finals will also be broadcast on TFA’s official Facebook page. To stay up to date with finals scores, please join us at 3.30pm on Sunday via:http://www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralialast_img read more