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21
Sep
2020

Pulis wants time to prepare

first_img The Eagles went down 1-0 at Norwich on Saturday in what was Pulis’ first match at the helm since his appointment before last weekend’s win at Hull. The 55-year-old made a couple of changes to his opening starting XI, with Cameron Jerome coming in alongside Marouane Chamakh in attack, while Jason Puncheon replaced suspended midfielder Yannick Bolasie. “Unfortunately for me and the football club, I have not been here, and that is no disrespect to anybody because we all have different ideas about the way to do things.” He added: “Most of the teams you are playing down there (in the table), like West Ham and Norwich, have had a couple of seasons in the Premier League, so have had time to build, they have a base and an opportunity to improve.” Eagles captain Mile Jedinak has no issues with tackling the hard work ahead. “Obviously there is a settling in period (for a new manager), but it is time to get down to business,” the Australian said. “The boys are aware of that, we have a tough week ahead, but we will be ready for that and eager to do our best.” Norwich, meanwhile, will be hoping for some consistency on the back of what was a second win in three matches and once which lifted them up to 14th, easing the pressure on manager Chris Hughton ahead of the midweek trip to Liverpool. “The game is all about confidence and we now go to Anfield on Wednesday night, and there are not too many tougher places,” said Hughton. “It is certainly better going there on the back of a performance like this and also a clean sheet. “We have been a bit stop-start, but that is how the league is and we need to start keep that continuity going. “We also need to make sure we do not pick up any more injuries over this heavy period, because we are quite stretched at the moment in certain positions” While there was little real chance in the short space of time for the former Stoke manager to stamp his mark on the side, it looked a positive move as the visitors produced a good response after falling behind to Gary Hooper’s goal on 30 minutes. Indeed, on another day, Palace could well have taken something away from Carrow Road, with a thunderous drive from Barry Bannan headed onto the crossbar by Norwich defender Martin Olsson and in the closing minutes Jerome missed his kick from 10 yards. Pulis will do his best to regroup and try to implement a few more minor changes before the Irons come to Selhurst Park on Tuesday night. “I would have preferred to have had a break, for some more time to work with the players, but the games come thick and fast in December, so you have to get on with it,” said Pulis, who will look to bring in some reinforcements when the January transfer window opens. “I was pleased with the players at Norwich because they tried their best, and as a manager, that is all you can do.” Although by no means cut adrift, Palace slipped back to the bottom of the table after Sunderland’s goalless draw at Aston Villa. “I know how tough it is going to be an have spoken to the directors for a few weeks now on the situation and they understand if I am going to stay here, then I want to build something and put something in place like I did at Stoke,” said Pulis. “What people don’t realise is one of the toughest and important jobs is pre-season, and what you can put in place. New Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis would prefer to spend a few more days working with his players than having to throw them straight back into the battle for Barclays Premier League survival against West Ham. Press Associationlast_img read more

20
Sep
2020

Costa barely training – Mourinho

first_img Press Association Mourinho celebrated his 250th match in charge of the Blues with goals from Oscar and Willian either side of Costa’s eighth goal in his first six Premier League games, a tally second only to Micky Quinn’s 10 with Coventry 22 years ago. That is despite the £32million summer signing from Atletico Madrid having a hamstring injury which limits his involvement in training to “almost nothing”. Mourinho said: “I don’t care about Diego’s goals. For me it’s important that the team score enough goals to win. “I know a striker scoring goals is always nice for him and for his confidence, especially for a player like him who is not training as he should, because we are protecting him in certain situations. “He cannot be on top of his game, but even so scoring a goal is good for his confidence. “He’s doing almost nothing (in training). He’s just resting and recovering from the tight muscle he has. Every time he accumulates fatigue.” Mourinho believes Costa will only be fully fit if he is given leave from the Spain squad for next month’s matches with Slovakia and Luxembourg and fears a hamstring tear if his call is ignored. “If he doesn’t go to the national team and if he stays here 15 days just on treatment, he has the perfect chance to be top for Chelsea and top for the national team,” Mourinho added. “If he doesn’t have this period, will be always, plays one game, the other is in trouble, the muscle is tight, the muscle is danger to rupture.” Mourinho has no plans to speak to Spain boss Vicente del Bosque about the striker, who he hopes to select to play Sporting Lisbon in Champions League Group G on Tuesday night. The Portuguese added: “I want to. Let’s see what happens.” Costa has clearly made a big difference to Chelsea. Mourinho, comparing his side to this time last season, said. “We are a different team. We went in another direction. “It’s a different type of striker we have. He can move, he can come out, he can go to the sides, he can hold the ball. We are a different profile of team.” Mourinho is not aware of Quinn’s prowess – “Niall Quinn. He’s my generation,” the Blues boss said – with Costa top of the Premier League goalscoring charts and his team top of the standings. Mourinho, chasing his third Premier League title and Chelsea’s first since 2010, is refusing to get ahead of himself and believes his side’s rivals will not be too concerned by the Blues’ position at the summit. He said: “We go match after match. The next one for the Premier League is Arsenal (next Sunday). “We have a lead of three points over Southampton, which is a guarantee that next weekend we will still be top of the league. “Is this very important? It’s not crucial because it’s too early, but it’s a little bit of a space that gives you that good feeling that you’re top of the league. It’s good to be there. “Everybody knows the everybody is going to lose points. I don’t think any team is scared or convinced that Chelsea’s going to keep this run for 10, 15, 20 matches, always getting positive results. “We know this is the Premier League. Every game is really possible for a top team to lose points.” Chelsea never looked like losing against Villa after Oscar’s opener. Mourinho added: “We kept control of the game all the time. Even when the result was 1-0. “The second and the third goals obviously killed everything. Overall it was a very good performance.” Villa boss Paul Lambert was content despite a second straight 3-0 loss after the defeat to Arsenal. “We were well in that game,” Lambert said. “I couldn’t fault my own team. We gave it a right good go. “When you come to places like this, when you get a chance, you’ve got to score. “With Nathan’s (Baker) header, Fabian’s (Delph) couple of shots, (Aly) Cissokho at the back post, you’ve got to score. “If you get beat, you’ve got to leave here with your confidence intact, which we certainly are. “Performance-wise, other than trying to get a goal, I couldn’t ask for any more. “If somebody said to me you’d take three points from Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, I’d certainly have taken it. “We’re up against Man City next week. Those four teams will be there or thereabouts when the title gets handed out.” Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho revealed Diego Costa is barely training, yet the Spain striker is still tearing Barclays Premier League defences apart after netting his eighth of the season in the 3-0 defeat of Aston Villa. last_img read more

18
Sep
2020

Estwick expects world class Test performance from Hope

first_img(CMC) – Assistant coach Roddy Estwick has urged batting star Shai Hope to rediscover his best red-ball form, if West Indies are to put pressure on England’s bowlers in next month’s three-Test series.While Hope has set the world ablaze with his imperious form in the one-day format where he averages 52, he has noticeably struggled in the Test arena with an average of 27 belying his obvious quality.The 26-year-old masterminded the now famous win at Leeds three years ago when he scored a hundred in both innings of the second Test but has not passed three figures since and has averaged a paltry 19.In contrast during the same period, he has blasted eight hundreds and 13 fifties in One-Day Internationals, at an average of 57.“He’s been outstanding in the white-ball format. We now need to get him to transfer that form he’s carrying into red ball cricket,” Estwick told reporters.“He hasn’t made a century in Test cricket since the back-to-back centuries at Headingley so we need Shai now.”Hope arrived in England in 2017 with a miserly average of 17 from seven Tests and failed again in both innings of the first Test at Birmingham in a crushing innings and 209-run defeat inside three days.However, he produced two high-quality innings at Headingley to etch his name into history, becoming the first-ever player to score a hundred in both innings at the venue in 127 years of first class cricket.His first-innings 147 helped rescue West Indies from 35 for three early on the second day and propelled them to 427 all out while his second innings, an unbeaten 118, saw the Caribbean side overhaul a target of 322 on the final day.In 33 innings since that tour, the elegant right-hander has notched just three half-centuries with a best of 90 not out against minnows Zimbabwe in late 2017.Now an entrenched member of the West Indies setup, Estwick said it was important for Hope to assume responsibility on the current tour and produce “world class performances”.“He’s a lot more experienced, we need him to be ready. We need the batting to really click in England because if the batting clicks, it gives us a real chance with the bowling we’ve got,” stressed Estwick.“And once we can put scores on the board we can become a lot more competitive; so Shai is very, very important to us. He knows that, he’s now one of the senior members of the group so he’s really got to stick his hand up and give us some real world-class performances.”Speaking to media via Zoom from quarantine on Tuesday, Hope conceded it was a critical time to improve his form in the longest format but remained at a loss to explain why he had not excelled recently.“Obviously we want to change that (from) around. Red ball is actually my favourite part of the game but the runs and the stats aren’t exactly where I want them to be but I’m working towards that,” he pointed out.“Honestly, I can’t pinpoint anything at this stage (to explain my form in Tests). I wouldn’t say my preparation has changed, I don’t think it’s anything major when it comes to my technical side of the game.“Obviously there are certain things you can tweak as you go along, but having said that it’s probably more of a mental thing. Hopefully I can turn that around especially in this series and move on from there.”last_img read more

16
Sep
2020

After a slow start, Syracuse has turned a corner in conference play

first_imgOn Nov. 4, after a 4-3 home loss to No. 2 Boston College, Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan’s dejected tone represented the state of affairs for the Orange. Nine games in and entering conference play, SU had one win.“Close but no cigar, that’s the old saying,” Flanagan said after the narrow loss. “We’re getting a little sick of that.”Syracuse struggled to close out games in nonconference play, ranking 31 out of 40 teams in the NCAA in penalty kill percentage. The Orange had struggled in key moments throughout the early part of the season, squandering a lead against Boston College twice and blowing an overtime game to Providence.Four games and three wins later, SU’s season appears to have avoided flat lining.Syracuse (4-7-2, 3-0-1 College Hockey America) struggled to begin the season against top opponents, but has since won three of four to open up conference play. After scoring nine times in its first nine games, SU has 14 goals over the last four games. Syracuse looks to continue its resurgence when it hosts Lindenwood (2-9-1, 2-4-0) this weekend at Tennity Ice Pavilion.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We were gaining confidence in those nonconference games,” Flanagan said. “Whether or not we were getting wins, our kids were getting more comfortable with their line mates and their defensive pairings.”The Orange opened the season with a difficult nonconference schedule, as seven of its first nine games came against opposition ranked inside the USCHO.com top 10 — No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 2 Boston College, No. 10 Providence and then-No. 9 Northeastern. This slate allowed the Orange to understand what needed improving before the beginning of CHA play, junior defender Allie Munroe said.“Playing those good teams at the start definitely helped prepare us for what we’ve come into so far this season,” redshirt junior Brooke Avery added.After three games, the Orange attack had failed to put in a single goal. It led to SU crashing the net more frequently, searching for rebounds and deflections or miscues from opposing defenses. While that created more opportunities, it also allowed opposing teams to take advantage on defensive-zone breakouts, Flanagan said.Yet, once SU began to face CHA opposition, scoring came easier, Munroe said. The Orange ranks second in the CHA in total goals with 14, behind only No. 9 Robert Morris (22).“We’re getting our chemistry going,” Avery said. “We struggled with that at the beginning but we’re getting better at it now.”SU currently sits second behind Robert Morris in the CHA standings, three points back of the Colonials. Having played two fewer games than Robert Morris, the Orange has an opportunity to surpass RMU if it wins both games against Lindenwood this weekend.Still, even at the points where Syracuse struggled, the ultimate objective for the Orange is to reach another CHA title game and win the first conference title in program history.“Winning the CHA is the goal,” Munroe said. “We want the title of being the most consistent and dominant team in the conference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 29, 2017 at 8:37 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

16
Sep
2020

WWE Hell in a Cell results: The Viking Raiders, Strowman beat The OC

first_img#TheOC were looking confident ahead of their Six Man Tag match with the #VikingRaiders, until they found out who their third opponent would be. #HIAC@AJStylesOrg @LukeGallowsWWE @KarlAndersonWWE @Erik_WWE @Ivar_WWE @BraunStrowman pic.twitter.com/jG93pslUvW— WWE Southeast Asia (@WWESEAsia) October 7, 2019 COMMENT Devika Pawar LIVE TV Written By Also read | WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 Results: Reigns And Bryan Defeat Harper And RowanThe intense brawl continued as both sides fought for the upper hand. The Viking Raiders first took out Anderson and Gallows, after AJ Styles executed the Calf Crusher and looked for submission. Styles then caught Ivar with a Phenomenal Forearm, but Strowman did not let him escape. Before Styles could be flattened, Gallows and Anderson re-entered to beat down Strowman. On the grounds of a three-on-one beatdown, a disqualification was drawn. In the end, Braun Strowman was left in the ring with Styles. He caught the champion midair, which left him unconscious in the middle of the ring.  Also read | WWE Hell In A Cell: The Fiend Terrorises Seth Rollins In Main Event Fans were looking forward to WWE Hell in a Cell 2019. Becky Lynch was able to retain her title against Sasha Banks. Even Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan hugged after defeating Luke Harper and Eric Rowan. Though Seth Rollins retained his Universal Championship title, Bray ‘The Fiend’ Wyatt proceeded to assault Rollins as the PPV ended. Let us take a look at results for the Viking Raiders and Strowman vs The OC brawl. Last Updated: 7th October, 2019 13:17 IST WWE Hell In A Cell Results: The Viking Raiders, Strowman Beat The OC The Viking Raiders along with Braun Strowman ended up defeating The OC and AJ Styles for the WWE Hell in a Cell 2019 event. Here are the match details. SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 7th October, 2019 13:17 IST WATCH US LIVE Also read | WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 Results: And Match Highlights Of Mega EventWWE Hell in a Cell 2019 results: Braun Strowman and Viking Raiders defeat The OCThis six-man Tag Team match was the continuation of the rivalry between The Viking Raiders and The OC’s Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. AJ Styles also joined to compete against Ivar, Erik and their mystery partner – Braun Strowman. Ivar went after Anderson first, overpowering the wrestler. Though a tag to Gallows gave The OC’s an advantage, Ivar recovered and tagged Erik. After a few minutes, Styles took advantage of an opening and knocked out his rival to the floor.Also read | WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 Results: Becky Lynch Takes Down Sasha Banks FOLLOW USlast_img read more

16
Sep
2020

MLB Trade Rumours: Corey Kluber off to Texas after Rangers agree mega deal with Indians

first_imgCorey Kluber spent the last 10 years in our organization; 9 of those at the Big League level.For 2 Cy Young Awards, 3 All-Star Game appearances, an incredible 2016 Postseason run, and so many incredible memories in a Tribe uniform … Thank you, Corey. pic.twitter.com/NGjkSOBW9G— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) December 15, 2019 WATCH US LIVE Akhil Nambiar Two-time Cy Young Award winner and star pitcher Corey Kluber will play for Texas Rangers in the upcoming season of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Rangers acquired him from Cleveland Indians in a blockbuster deal on Sunday, trading Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields for Kluber. The three-time all-star will be joining Texas Rangers after spending most of last season on the bench, recovering from a fractured arm.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Angels, Indians Battle Hard To Sign Up Corey Kluber And Carlos Carrasco Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Philadelphia Phillies Snap Up Didi Gregorius In $14 Million DealWith his nine seasons with the Indians, Corey Kluber went a 98-58 with an ERA of 3.16 and 1461 strikeouts. Last year was the first time the Indians missed the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Explaining their decision to trade Corey Kluber, Indians president Chris Antonetti said that these were exceedingly tricky deals but were necessary for the clubs.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Gerrit Cole Deal Could Have Domino Effect On Other Free Agent MovesAntonetti went on to say that even when they had acquired Corey Kluber, they had traded off an established and popular starting pitcher Jake Westbrook for, at that time, an unheralded pitcher with the San Diego Padres. He added that the success that his team has had in the last seven years could largely be attributed to the talents they had acquired similarly. Antonetti said that even though these trades are painful to make, it helps the team be better moving forward.MLB: Corey Kluber’s Texas connectionOn Corey Kluber’s upper back sits a tattoo of a baseball wrapped in a Texas state flag. Kluber attended high school in Coppell, Texas, about 25 minutes from where the Rangers play and it’s going to be exciting to see him return to the state he has a connect with. Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Philadelphia Phillies To Pursue Anthony Rendon Written By Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 12:19 IST MLB Trade Rumours: Corey Kluber Off To Texas After Rangers Agree Mega Deal With Indians Two-time Cy Young Award winner and star pitcher Corey Kluber will play for Texas Rangers. The Rangers acquired him from the Cleveland Indians in a mega deal. LIVE TVcenter_img Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Anthony Rendon Inks Whopping $245 Million Deal With Los Angeles AngelsMLB Trade Rumours: Texas Rangers GM has faith in Corey KluberTexas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels has all the faith in the star pitcher. He said that Corey Kluber might have had a lost year, but the 33-year-old is one of the elite pitchers in the game. Daniels said that the time off might have been a blessing in disguise as Kluber had thrown around 418 innings in the previous two years.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Houston Astros Consider Trading Carlos Correa To Free Funds? Welcome to the Klub. #TogetherWe pic.twitter.com/wdrG8lwySh— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) December 15, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th December, 2019 12:19 IST COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

31
Aug
2020

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap: Honduras’ Qualification Hopes Dented With Late Goal

first_imgRelated Honduras’ hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup next year was dealt a huge blow on Saturday after they conceded a late goal in a 1-1 draw at Costa Rica.Eddie Hernandez gave the team a 66th minute lead but they could not hang on for three crucial points following Kendall Watson’s late leveller for the already qualified hosts.Costa Rica had earlier sealed qualification on Friday without kicking a ball after USA defeated Panama 4-0 however that didn’t stop the team from denying Honduras in their quest to also seal a Russia 2018 spot.A win would have taken Honduras to the playoff position (4th) with 12 points but they stay in 5th position with 10 points while rivals for a World Cup spot, Panama, stay in 4th spot with 10 points with better goal difference. USA occupy the last automatic qualification spot (3rd) with 12 points.Standings:Mexico 21 points (Qualified)Costa Rica 16 points (Qualified)USA 12 pointsPanama 10 pointsHonduras 10 pointsTrinidad and Tobago 3 pointslast_img read more

28
Aug
2020

Sneakers, the only nightclub in Alpena shuts down

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe only nightclub in Alpena shuts down after running for about 15 years. Sneakers made its first public announcement about the closing on June 22. Management will either transform Sneakers into a sports or music bar – without a DJ.“A lot of the information isn’t really ironed out yet,” says bartender Joshua Bonello. “There’s still a lot of talks about what’s going on.”Sneakers eliminated it’s nighttime dance scene, but it will remain as a daytime bar inside the Ramada Inn with scaled back business hours.“We’ve always had a business during the week,” says Bonello. “It’s never going away. I don’t think it’s ever going away. The bar is still here. The restaurant’s still here.”Some people may be excited for Sneakers’ future change, but many Facebook users who commented online are not on-board. Kaitlyn Shultz posted:“Too many bars in Alpena, the one thing Sneakers offered that the other bars didn’t was being a club. This is sad!”As Sneakers plan to make their next move, they say what’s to come will be better for bartenders and customers.“Be patient,” says Bonello. “It’s going to take time. It’s not going to be instant.”On Sunday, July 1 at 2 a.m., the last DJ to work the turntables at Sneakers spun the the last track.Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for June 29Next Smokey’s demolition sends reminder to all ‘it’s in memories’last_img read more

28
Aug
2020

Official: Milan sign Kevin-Prince Boateng

first_imgMilan have officially completed the signing of former Schalke 04 midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng.The Ghanaian international had already agreed a deal to return to the Rossoneri, having been training with Milan since September.This afternoon, Boateng’s contract has officially been deposited with the  Serie A, meaning he is now free to be involved in competitive games for the Rossinieri.Boateng made 100 appearances in his previous spell with the Rossoneri, scoring 17 goals and helping his side to the 2011 Scudetto.The former Portsmouth midfielder joined Schalke in 2013 for a €10m fee, but was suspended by the Bundesliga side earlier this year for poor behaviour.His contract with the club was terminated on December 8, and he will be hoping to get his career back on track with Milan. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

27
Aug
2020

NFL schedule: Week 15 games, TV coverage

first_imgThe best game of the Week 15 NFL schedule takes place on what many consider the worst night for football. Thursday’s AFC West clash between the Chiefs and Chargers in Kansas City arrives with both teams short on rest. The winner not only will be in the driver’s seat for the division, but it will be the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff picture.Speaking of the AFC playoff picture, Sunday afternoon’s Patriots-Steelers game in Pittsburgh is huge, just like it was last year. Though both teams have slipped of late, neither wants to be stuck on the road in the divisional round of the playoffs should they reach that point. In the NFC, the Rams and Saints have chances to clinch first-round byes with games against the Eagles and Panthers, respectively. MORE: Watch the NFL live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Below is the full schedule for Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season.NFL schedule: Week 15(All times ET)GameTimeTV/streamingChargers at Chiefs (Thursday)8:20 p.m.FOX/fuboTVTexans at Jets (Saturday)4:30 p.m.NFLN/fuboTVBrowns at Broncos8:20 p.m.NFLN/fuboTVPackers at Bears1 p.m.FOX/fuboTV (regional)Lions at Bills1 p.m.FOX/fuboTV (regional)Buccaneers at Ravens1 p.m.FOX/fuboTV (regional)Cardinals at Falcons1 p.m.FOX/fuboTV (regional)Raiders at Bengals1 p.m.CBS/fuboTV (regional)Titans at Giants1 p.m.CBS/fuboTV (regional)Dolphins at Vikings1 p.m.CBS/fuboTV (regional)Redskins at Jaguars1 p.m.CBS/fuboTV (regional)Cowboys at Colts1 p.m.FOX/fuboTV (regional)Seahawks at 49ers4:05 p.m.FOX/fuboTV (regional)Patriots at Steelers4:25 p.m.CBS/fuboTV (regional)Eagles at Rams8:20 p.m.NBC/fuboTVSaints at Panthers (Monday)8:15 p.m.ESPNlast_img read more