Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Loading… Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli questioned the mentality of his side after crumbling to a 3-0 Champions League last 16, second leg defeat to Leipzig on Tuesday to bow out of the competition 4-0 on aggregate.Advertisement Marcel Sabitzer profited from two errors by Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the first 21 minutes to give Leipzig a commanding lead before substitute Emil Forsberg added the third late on.Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was repeatedly used the absence of key injured players such as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min for a run of six games without a win in all competitions.But Alli insisted that is not a good enough excuse for the manner in which last season’s Champions League finalists exited the competition with a whimper.“We were missing some good players, but that’s football, that happens. This is Tottenham, the players that come in have to step up and we haven’t done that today,” Alli told BT Sport.“I think we have to apologise to the fans. They travelled all this way and to go out and lose like that, they deserve better.”Alli refused to point the finger at Lloris, but claimed Spurs were not mentally strong enough to produce the same sort of fightback as they did from 3-0 down on aggregate against Ajax in last season’s semi-finals.“We were second to a lot of balls, to concede them goals shows our mentality wasn’t strong enough,” added Alli.“We have to stay together and not talk about anyone in particular.“It’s not down to one player to score goals, to stop goals, the whole team performance and the mentality wasn’t strong enough.”Tottenham now have just nine games left this season in the Premier League to try and avoid missing out on the Champions League for the first time in five seasons.Mourinho’s men lie eighth in the table, seven points off the top four, and badly need to end their barren run at home to Manchester United on Sunday.“I think probably it is (a) good (thing),” said Mourinho of his side’s exit from Europe. “Sometimes difficult moments are moments that can prepare the future in a better way.”Dele Alli blamed Tottenham’s mental fragilities for a 3-0 defeat by LeipzigRead Also: Coronavirus: Arsenal stars quarantined after ‘contact’ with Olympiakos chiefOn top of losing Kane and Son, Mourinho pointed to the absence of Steven Bergwijn, Moussa Sissoko and Davinson Sanchez for his side’s capitulation in Germany.“People can say excuses but I’m pretty sure it is bad for anyone.“I don’t think anyone would resist to such a situation. In this moment we have matches to play in the Premier League with these players, there are not others, and we go until our limits. Let’s see how we end the season.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
After this long, cold winter, I am really looking forward to the spring sport season. Let’s hope that the weatherman has a better forecast for April and May than he has had for the past 4 months. We will need rain for the lawn, the crops, and the trees, but let’s hope it comes early in the morning or late at night so the spring sports can go on as scheduled.I am looking forward to working with Coach Gausman’s track team. The girls are coming off a very successful last season, and they are hoping to win another conference and sectional championship. The boys team has also been winning regularly over the past few years.The girls team returns 3 athletes who performed at the state last year. They are Riley Goldsmith in the 400m dash, Virginia Westerfeld in the 100m dash, and Kim Tidman in the high jump. The boys were not able to get any of their regional performers into the state. Both squads have had state champs in the past 5 years, and Chris Giesting (a student and athlete at Notre Dame) is performing at an extremely high level. Ellie Tidman of Vanderbilt recently had her best collegiate high jump ever.Good luck to both high school squads and to all the former Batesville athletes performing at the collegiate level now.
There are many things you look forward to every year. One of those is the first warm, sunny April day. Spring athletes leave school at approximately 3 p.m. and head for the practice fields and courts. At least that is what you hope when you coach a spring sport.The fragrance of blooming flowers, fresh cut grass, and all the greenery that is around you is a welcome lift from the gray, leafless trees that have been so prevalent since last November. I have enjoyed going to track practice on just these type days for many years. I am sure the baseball, softball, and golf coaches feel the same way. Even though the tennis coaches practice on their paved courts, the unique smell of a spring day makes it just as nice even if they aren’t on grass. Enjoy whatever sport you are interested in –even though it rains from time to time. It is, after all, spring.
The Daily Express says Chelsea made tentative enquiries to sign Corona prior to the coronavirus break but they have now withdrawn their interest after chief Marina Granovskaia decided to focus her attention elsewhere. Corona has been in superb form for the Portuguese side this year, netting four goals and registering 17 assists.Advertisement Loading… The 27-year-old’s agent Matias Bunge confirmed the Blues made contact as Granovskaia looks to complete her business early this year. Chelsea have already signed Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech and were looking to add more firepower prior to the COVID-19 suspension. read also:Jesus Corona attracts Everton approach Granovskaia’s stance changed when she found out RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner became available following Liverpool pulling out of negotiations. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea have pulled back from plans to sign Porto midfielder, Jesus Corona. Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks
Press Association Flanker Sean Reidy, centre Darren Cave and winger Rory Scholes crossed before Olding went over for the crucial fourth try in a clinical second-half performance from the Irish province that kept them in the play-off hunt. In a tight first half Ian Humphreys kicked two penalties for Ulster with Jayden Hayward adding one of his own for the hosts to send the visitors into the break 6-3 up. Stuart Olding scored a try on his return to action for Ulster as they secured a bonus-point 32-13 Guinness Pro12 victory over Benetton Treviso at the Stadio Monigo. Hayward levelled the scores 10 minutes after the interval but from there Ulster took control of the match. Reidy was the first to breach the Treviso defence when strong work from the forwards allowed him to burrow over from close range and Humphreys made no mistake with the conversion. Cave went over soon after with another try created by forward pressure in the Treviso 22. The Ireland centre took a short pass from scrum-half Paul Marshall to scoot over and Humphreys again converted. Scholes incepted a loose pass from Sam Christie to run half the length of the field to score with Olding converting before another spell of Ulster forward pressure saw the ball spun wide for Olding to cross. Braam Steyn scored a late consolation for Treviso when he picked the ball up from the back of the maul to dot down and Hayward added the extras.
A proposed amendment that seeks to gradually increase Florida’s minimum wage from $8.46 to $15 an hour has earned the required number of petition signatures to get on the November 2020 ballot.The political committee “Florida for a Fair Wage,” which is led by Orlando attorney John Moran, submitted 766,380 valid signatures to the state last Wednesday. That exceeds the required number by 180 signatures, according to the state Division of Elections website.The next step is for the Florida Supreme Court to sign off on the wording of the proposed amendment. If that happens, the measure would then be eligible to go on the ballot. Sixty percent of voters would need to support the amendment for it to pass.The amendment would increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour on September 30, 2021, with an additional $1 increase each year until it hits $15 an hour on September 30, 2026.Governor Ron DeSantis reiterated last Tuesday that he opposes the measure, as he has business interests in the state.
Dhaka: Chennaiyin FC endured their first AFC Cup defeat after they went down 2-3 to Abahani Limited Dhaka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday.After C.K. Vineeth gave Chennaiyin an early lead, Abahani bounced back in the second half by scoring two goals in five minutes. Though Isaac Vanmalsawma restored parity for Chennaiyin soon after, Mamunul Islam’s late goal handed the hosts three points. With this result, Abahani draw level with Chennaiyin on seven points from four games. Chennaiyin, however, remains on top on goal difference.Chennaiyin head coach John Gregory, who signed a new one-year deal with the club last week, made three changes to the side that defeated Abahani 1-0 in Ahmedabad a fortnight back.Wingers Francisco Fernandes, Isaac Vanmalsawma and striker C.K. Vineeth replaced Thoi Singh, Mohammed Rafi, and Jeje Lalpekhlua, respectively.Chennaiyin got off to a bright start as Laldinliana Renthlei made a surging run down the right flank in the fourth minute, combining with Francisco who was making his first AFC Cup appearance for Chennaiyin. Dinliana got into a promising position but could only find the Abahani keeper with his cross.Chennaiyin converted their dominance into the opening goal in the sixth minute. Vanmalsawma’s corner found Vineeth unmarked at the far post and the Kerala-born striker tapped it in for his first AFC Cup goal of the season, and his fifth overall in the competition.Abahani troubled Chennaiyin FC goalkeeper Karanjit Singh for the first time in the 20th minute, when Sunday Chizoba’s flick-on to Kervens Belfort found the latter in space. But the Haitian striker’s low drive was turned wide by Karanjit for a corner.Chizoba then missed a gilt-edged chance to put his side level. The Nigerian striker’s pass for Belfort came back to him courtesy a Chennaiyin block, but Chizoba couldn’t keep his composure as he blasted his shot over the bar from close range.Having led by the solitary goal at the break, Chennaiyin FC were quick off the blocks in the second period. Anirudh Thapa was the orchestrator in midfield as he laid up Vanmalsawma at the edge of the box on the break. Vanmalsawma took a touch before curling the ball past the Abahani keeper, only for the shot to strike the crossbar and go over.Ten minutes into the second half, the game became more end-to-end. Vanmalsawma had moved into a more central role with Anirudh Thapa taking up his position on the left.At the other end, Abahani continued to get into promising positions. And in the 65th minute, they did find a way past the Chennaiyin backline and Karanjit. A long ball found Belfort in space, who pulled away from Mailson Alves before placing it out of Karanjit’s reach to make it 1-1. It was the first goal conceded by Chennaiyin in their debut AFC Cup campaign from six outings, including the qualifying play-off round.Abahani then went 2-1 up after five minutes, though Masih Sanghani’s well-taken free- kick from the right. The Afghan defender curled it past Karanjit’s reach, his effort going into the goal off the crossbar.In response, Chennaiyin FC made their first change of the evening as Thoi Singh replaced Francisco.And the Manipuri winger made an instant impact as he ran on to Mailson Alves’ slightly overhit pass, creating confusion in the Abahani box. Thoi managed to keep his feet before squaring it to Vanmalsawma, who kept his calm and slid it in to make it 2-2.Abahani were a threat from the long throws throughout the evening. And it was from one such chance that they went 3-2 up. The throw-in fell on Mamunul Islam’s legs, whose half-volley flew into the top corner. (IANS) Also Read: SPORTS NEWS
New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has insisted that it will review former cricketer Hasan Raza’s involvement in an Al Jazeera sting where strong allegations of fixing pitches and also getting players to fix games have been made.The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already launched an investigation, stating it took the allegations through the documentary ‘very seriously’ and urged ‘all evidence and supporting material’ to be shared with the investigators.In the video, former Mumbai player Robin Morris and the undercover reporter has been seen striking a conversation in the presence of former Pakistan batsman. However, Raza was not part of the conversation.Morris and Raza were the teammates for the Mumbai Champs team in the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL).”PCB and its Anti-Corruption Unit is in the process of reviewing reports regarding the alleged involvement of cricketer Hasan Raza in Corrupt Conduct. Appropriate action, if any, will be taken after collecting and reviewing all relevant evidence. Till such time no further comments are made,” PCB said in a statement.Al Jazeera claimed that Raza did not revert to the allegations made against him, while Morris ‘denies any wrongdoing’ and has gone on to claim that the channel had invited him to play part in a movie.“I have reported match-fixing to International Cricket Council in the past [as well],” Raza said while speaking to a leading Pakistani news channel and further claimed that the video is from Ajman where had gone to take part in a local tournament.Hasan Raza was the youngest ever to play Test cricket for Pakistan when he made his debut as a 14-year old in 1996. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The confidence behind the nickname is evident every time Rakocevic goes into the painted area. He assertively demands the ball, whether it is against UCLA’s 7-foot-1 Moses Brown or Arizona State’s 6-foot-8 Romello Brown. “He [will] fit in wherever he plays, whether it’s overseas or the NBA,” Pignatore said. “I’m trying to work on my game in the summer, so hopefully I can add that jump shot,” Rakocevic said. “And I like passing, so I’m trying to mimic my game to add some of his flashy passes.” Rakocevic’s first two seasons at USC were spent as a role player, but this season, he was tasked with filling the shoes of Chimezie Metu, who was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs over the summer. Prior to his junior year, Rakocevic had scored over 20 points in a game just once. Two days after a 10-point outing in a loss to Utah in February, Rakocevic works silently on the other end of the court. As he alternates between 15-foot catch-and-shoot jumpers and free throws, his post-practice workout is camouflaged to the eyes and phones that are glued to every dunk on the other end of the court. “[Nick] is always trying to get in the gym,” junior guard Jonah Mathews said. “He’s a workaholic.” “If he keeps working, improving and getting better, there is no limit to what he could do,” said Gene Pignatore, Rakocevic’s coach at Saint Joseph’s High School. Growing from a high school player who Pingatore described as “a piece of work” into one of the best players in the Pac-12 is a testament to the work ethic that the big man has followed since his days at Saint Joseph’s High in Westchester, Ill. It is this level of dedication that has Rakocevic, the Pac-12’s 11th-leading scorer, in the middle of a breakout junior campaign for USC and on his way to receiving all-conference honors. “‘Big Dawg’ has been like my alter-ego when I get out there on the court,” Rakocevic said. “He always had that chip on his shoulder and knew how good he wanted to be,” Pignatore said. “He worked his butt off to get there.” Everyone except for junior forward Nick Rakocevic. “Back in high school, when the older guys left, I knew I would have a new, bigger role I had to take on,” Rakocevic said. During his senior season of high school, Rakocevic was the only returning starter for Pignatore and still managed to carry his team — averaging 19.8 points, 14.4 rebounds and 4.0 blocks — to a top-four finish in the state tournament. When asked to pinpoint what motivates Rakocevic to step up to the plate, Pignatore honed in on the qualities that he noticed from the moment they met. “I knew I would have this opportunity when Chimezie left,” Rakocevic said. “I just had to work on my game and be ready.” Since entering USC, Rakocevic has developed from a scrappy pup to the Big Dawg of the Pac-12 and, according to his former coach, his growth is far from over. “There are a lot of other very talented bigs, but I’m just going to keep working,” Rakocevic said. “If the Pac-12 sees me as the best big, then I’m blessed to be that, and I would have to give a lot of the credit to my teammates. It’s fun playing with them. The game comes easy when it’s fun playing with your teammates.” Thirteen double-doubles and five 20-point, 10-rebound games later, it’s safe to say Rakocevic was ready to take on the extra responsibility. In fact, the breakout star may be ready for more. Rakocevic is the only player in the Pac-12 to be in the top 11 in points, rebounds and blocks — a feat he shares only with 2018 first overall pick DeAndre Ayton and 2016 first round pick Jakob Poeltl since the 2008-09 season. “He keeps working every game to get to the next level, and I’m looking forward to that,” Mathews said. Although the added elements of a Jokic package seem to be a summer of training away, Rakocevic’s development has become noticeable. One particular highlight, a fastbreak behind-the-back pass to Thornton against Utah that took everyone by surprise sparked a slight smile from Rakocevic, and in the crucial moments of the game against Stanford, he pulled off an underhanded post shot identical to the one that earned Jokic the nickname “Joker” in Denver. From operating high-low dump downs with senior forward Bennie Boatwright to finishing off pick-and-rolls with redshirt junior guard Derryck Thornton, Rakocevic has been the target for some of the Trojans’ best offensive looks all season, and he’s working to add even more to his already dependable bag of scoring tactics. Junior forward Nick Rakocevic has gone from benchwarmer to star, and teammates say it’s because of his hard work. (Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan) Rakocevic’s consistent numbers, matched with the intensity he routinely brings to the floor, has earned the forward his fair share of nicknames. Rakocevic likes them all, but one nickname given to him by teammates during his freshman season has become a staple of his mentality: Big Dawg. Rakocevic compares his style of play of hustling and finishing around the rim to the high motor and energy that Chris “Birdman” Andersen used to bring in the NBA, but he can see a future where he adds a few elements of Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic’s game into his arsenal. Thirty minutes after practice ends for the men’s basketball team, an impromptu dunk contest has a group of visiting elementary school students in an exuberant state. With every gravity-defying between-the-legs dunk attempt by senior guard Devin Fleming and every unexpected 360-degree dunk by sophomore forward Victor Uyaelunmo, the excitement increases for everyone at Galen Center’s practice courts.
Former Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy says the new system would address the issues there at the moment. A round-robin-style provincial championship should give counties and clubs certainty on match fixtures.Being run on a points-based system means drawn games will be allowed under the new structure, benefiting both county and club players.The proposals would also see each team in Munster guaranteed two home and two away games.