September 26

Man City get Laporte boost ahead of Everton clash

first_img Loading… The 25-year-old’s absence has been felt by Pep Guardiola’s men, who find themselves 14 points adrift of Liverpool going into 2020.But he has been training alone in recent weeks and will step up his comeback at the start of the new year.“He’s getting better. He’s training alone but already on the pitch. He’s in the last part of his recovery,” Guardiola said ahead of his side’s clash with Everton.“In one week, 10 days he can start to train with us.“I miss all the players who are injured, I like to have all the squad available and training with us.” Aymeric Laporte will be back in full training next month as he steps up his injury comeback.Advertisement Manchester City defender Laporte has been absent since August due to a serious knee problem.center_img Read Also: Everton lead race to sign Real Madrid star for £43mCity have been boosted by the return to fitness of David Silva and John Stones for the clash with Everton.Guardiola will test himself against Carlo Ancelotti, who he has failed to get the better of in two previous clashes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All Timelast_img read more

September 22

Barca replace Real as World’s richest club

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Barcelona have overtaken Real Madrid to become the world’s richest football club, according to Deloitte’s Football Money League. The Spanish champions saw revenue soar to €840.8 million (£741.1 million) last year – a record figure for any team and almost 10 per cent more than domestic rivals Real Madrid. Manchester United remain the highest placed English club in the annual ranking, which is based on revenue and published today. United recorded income of €711.5 million (£627.1 million) for 2018-19 but may soon find their status as the Premier League’s financial powerhouse under threat from Manchester City and Liverpool, says Deloitte. Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain complete the Football Money League top five, with City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea the other English teams in the top 10. Spurs are now London’s richest club after they enjoyed major revenue growth due to a run to the Champions League final and their move to the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Local rivals Arsenal dropped out of the top 10 as their continued absence from European club football’s elite competition saw income stagnate. Barcelona’s ascent to the top of the rich list came as they won the Spanish title for an eighth time in 11 years and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. Their €150 million surge in revenue was rooted in off-field activity, however, and the club’s decision to bring merchandising and licensing operations in-house instead of farming them out to third parties. This affords Barca greater control of how its products are sold and allows them to report associated income on a gross rather than net basis. While not suitable a strategy for all clubs, rivals may take note. “Bringing operations in-house was probably the biggest impact on their commercial revenue, which increased by 19 per cent to €383.5 million,” Izzy Wray of Deloitte’s Sports Business Group told City A.M. “Other clubs will see those big numbers and may look to do an analysis of their own commercial structures to see whether it would make sense to bring operations in-house as well.” The Catalan club are the first to record revenue of more than €800m and and their commercial revenue alone was greater than the total income of any club outside the top 11 on Deloitte’s list.Tags: BarcelonaFootball Money LeagueReal Madridlast_img read more

September 22

EPL: Burnley end Liverpool’s record winning streak

first_imgBurnley became the first team to prevent Liverpool winning in the league at Anfield this season as their 1-1 draw ended hopes of an historic 100 per cent home record.The game was one of the most one-sided 1-0s imaginable after Andy Robertson’s opener but a combination of the brilliance of Clarets goalkeeper Nick Pope and wayward finishing cost Jurgen Klopp’s side before Jay Rodriguez’s equaliser. That goal also put a dent in the Premier League champions’ quest to break Manchester City’s 100-point record, now requiring victories in their final three matches if they are set a new mark of 102.And Liverpool were also the width of a crossbar away from losing their proud three-year, 58-game unbeaten home league record after Johann Gudmundsson crashed a late shot against the woodwork.There was the unusual feeling of the hosts hanging on at the end as Burnley – the first team to take a point at Anfield in 25 matches since Leicester in January 2019 – suddenly found their confidence, leaving Klopp to voice his frustrations at referee David Coote at the final whistle.In his programme notes the manager had expressed his concern about the workload players have been put under since the restart, writing about a “responsibility to look after their health and wellbeing” and that “money does not heal a serious injury”, in reference to the millions clubs get in television revenue.With that in mind he made four changes from Wednesday’s win at Brighton, resting Trent Alexander-Arnold in favour of Neco Williams and handing fellow 19-year-old Curtis Jones his full Premier League debut. In contrast, Burnley’s well-documented personnel problems – injuries and contract issues – saw left-back Erik Pieters playing on the right-side of midfield.Liverpool took full advantage of that as senior full-back Robertson, rested in midweek, took it upon himself to lead the attack from the flank.Cross after cross was fired in from the left as Burnley struggled to lay a touch on their opponents, never mind get the ball off them.Sean Dyche’s side were bypassed so easily by some quick, one-touch passing moves that they committed only one foul in the opening 45 minutes despite having to defend 73 per cent possession by their hosts.Had it not been for Pope single-handedly attempting to keep the Clarets in the game, Mohamed Salah out of the race for the Golden Boot and himself in the lead for most Premier League clean sheets this season, the Reds could have been out of sight. While he achieved the first two to some extent, denying Salah twice, once from a volley and another with his legs as the Egyptian cut in onto his left foot, he could not extend his advantage in the third.His second save from Salah led to a corner and from the breakdown Fabinho lofted a delicate pass to the far post where Robertson, coming back from corner duties, produced a curving header back across goal and inside the far post.Emboldened by only his second league goal of the season, both headers, the Scotland international’s ambitious 50-yard pass across his own penalty area with his right foot was intercepted and Liverpool were lucky to escape with only the concession of a corner.However, it was a momentary blip and moments later he was tearing down the left win again to deliver a teasing low cross-shot which drifted just wide of the far post and then crossing for Salah to tee up Mane for Pope to save again at full-stretch.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool’s dominance continued in the second half as Roberto Firmino hit a post, after Mane and Salah combined brilliantly, and the improving Jones, Fabinho and Salah all had chances.And they were made to pay for those misses as a defensive lapse saw them fail to deal with a 60-yard punted free-kick into their penalty area as Rodriguez fired home James Tarkowski’s knock on.Pope continued to frustrate the hosts, denying Alexander-Arnold and Mane, but it was Burnley substitute Gudmundsson who almost snatched a remarkable win.Tags: Andy RobertsonBurnleyJay RodriguezJohann GudmundssonJurgen KloppLiverpoolNick PopePremier LeagueSadio Manelast_img read more

September 20

President Trump Arrives For Fundraiser at Mar-A-Lago

first_imgPresident Trump’s visit comes a day after his impeachment trial began. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at Palm Beach International Airport Friday evening to spend the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago club on Palm Beach.President Trump is scheduled to attend a roundtable with Republican supporters at Mar-a-Lago, followed by a joint finance committee dinner on Friday night. The Town of Palm Beach advises for road closures:**CHECKPOINTS AND ROAD CLOSURES IN EFFECT AROUND MAR-A-LAGO**: Reminder to all motorists: The checkpoints and road closures in and around Mar-A-Lago are in place. Expect traffic delays in this area thru Sunday, January 19, 2020. Motorists are encouraged… https://t.co/ybkgArcXJh— Town of Palm Beach (@townpalmbeach) January 17, 2020last_img read more

September 17

Tyler Rouse to play football at Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 5, 2013 at 11:27 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Baldwinsville running back Tyler Rouse will make his college decision official Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. as part of National Signing Day, and he will choose Boston College, according to the Baldwinsville Central School District.Rouse amassed 2,977 yards and 45 touchdowns on the 333 carries this past season for the Bees. His standout performance earned him Gatorade New York Player of the Year honors, but his undersized 5-foot-8, 205-frame and heavy high-school workload kept major conference interest minimal.He did not have a scholarship offer from Syracuse. Commentscenter_img Related Stories Overlooked: Interest in local standout Tyler Rouse limited despite explosive talentlast_img read more

September 16

Men’s basketball: Badgers seek to extend win streak in road trip to Nebraska

first_imgAfter being readmitted into the AP Top 25, the No. 24 ranked the University of Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Team (14-6, 6-3 Big Ten) look to continue their recent success in Lincoln, Nebraska Tuesday night at 7 p.m.As a confident Wisconsin team — currently in the midst of a three-game win streak — travels to Lincoln, they cannot overlook the unranked Cornhuskers (13-7, 3-6 Big Ten). Another upset like the Jan. 3 loss against Minnesota would demean all of the progress Wisconsin has regained over the last few weeks.Looking to add to their three-game win streak — starting with the dethroning of former No. 2 Michigan — the Badgers will roll into Lincoln’s sub-freezing climate armed with a red-hot Ethan Happ. Over the three-game span, Happ has averaged 16 points, 10.3 rebounds and eight assists, including his second triple-double of the season in their most recent outing against Northwestern.Happ is only one of two players to ever record a triple-double at Wisconsin — joining Josh Gasser who recorded his in 2011 — and is the only current player nationally with more than one. The All-American has looked absolutely unstoppable all year long, and there is no reason to expect his dominance to halt versus Nebraska.Men’s basketball: Ethan Happ records second triple-double of season as Wisconsin rolls past Northwestern 62–46Senior center Ethan Happ registered his second triple-double of the season while sophomore guards Brad Davison and D’Mitrik Trice went Read…The Cornhuskers tend to play a lot of small ball, alongside their tallest player in 6-foot-8 junior forward Isaiah Robyearning who earns significant minutes. Happ should be able to use his size advantage to dominate Roby in the paint coupled with his length and footwork in the post — areas where no one has been able to stop him all year.Another point of emphasis for the Badgers’ offensive attack will be the consistency of 6-foot-11 sophomore forward Nate Reuvers, who has been hit or miss all season as a reliable offensive option. But, much like Happ, he has a distinct advantage in height against a smaller Nebraska team. The Cornhuskers will have their work cut out for them defending two near 7-footers with the unique skill sets both Wisconsin forwards present.When Reuvers gets going, he has proven to be deadly from beyond the arc — shown by his 40 percent shooting from deep thus far this season. This creates a nearly unstoppable inside-out game gievn the Badger’s ability to surround their star center with shooters.Reuver’s offensive productivity sometimes overshadows his defensive efforts in which he uses his size and length as an advantage on whoever he matches up against. One game removed from a career-high 22 points against Northwestern, Nebraska will have to watch out for another big game from Reuvers.Men’s basketball: As Wisconsin adjusts to life without Trevor Anderson, depth becomes a concernIt wasn’t until the Badgers traveled east for a matchup against in-state rival Marquette last year that the Badgers showed Read…On the defensive end, Wisconsin will have to limit Nebraska senior guard James Palmer Jr., who averages 19.4 points per game and sits second in the conference in scoring. Palmer has been the go-to guy all year for the Huskers with his ability to get one big bucket after another when Wisconsin needs it most.The 6-foot-6 Maryland native was awarded First-Team All-Big Ten honors and dominated the Badgers in two Nebraska wins last season, scoring 18 and 28 points. It will take a group effort to stop him and it seems like there could be a plethora of defenders taking turns Tuesday night. Between Brad Davison, Khalil Iverson and Kobe King, it should be interesting to see who Head Coach Greg Gard places his trust in guarding the 2019 NBA draft prospect.The Badgers — favored by ranking — should be the team to prevail. If they fail produce offensively or take the Cornhuskers seriously on defense, Nebraska could end up being one of those “bad losses” fans and analysts reference when tournament time comes around. It would be especially detrimental to the team’s confidence and momentum as Wisconsin has already worked hard to regain respect and return to the AP Top 25.You can catch the game live from the Pinnacle Bank Arena Tuesday night in Lincoln at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network, or listen on the Badger Radio Network, 100.9 FM.last_img read more

September 16

Defense is the backbone of USC’s surprise turnaround

first_imgStandout offensive performances have undoubtedly been the main spectacle behind USC’s current seven-game winning streak. Whether it has been redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold rolling out of the pocket and making defenders miss before tossing a dart to junior wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster in Arizona; sophomore running back Ronald Jones II busting off a 60-yard touchdown run last Saturday against UCLA; or redshirt freshman tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe catching a score against Washington, USC currently has one of the hottest offensive units in the nation.While the offense has supplied the flash — racking up over 500 total yards in six of its last seven games — the Trojan defense has been the reliable backbone behind USC’s turnaround this season. In its most recent outing, the USC defense shut out UCLA in the second half of the Trojans’ 36-14 victory Saturday night. After surrendering 47 rushing yards to UCLA in the first quarter, USC allowed only eight yards on the ground throughout the final three quarters Saturday. “We’re just buying into the coaches’ defensive schemes for us right now,” said redshirt senior nose tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu. “We’ve really been playing disciplined and sticking with our defensive assignments lately.”Much of UCLA’s offensive prosperity was choked out by the Trojans’ defense following the opening quarter of play. The Trojans held the Bruins to three total first downs after the first quarter; after scoring a touchdown with 13:29 remaining in the second quarter, UCLA would not convert another first down until 9:18 was left in the third quarter. USC ran a total of 98 plays Saturday — UCLA had only 52 plays run in total. In total, UCLA was 2-of-11 (18 percent) converting on third downs Saturday.USC’s ability to get UCLA off of the field on third down defensively — paired with the Trojans’ strong offensive showing — led to the team dominating the Bruins in time of possession, 43:47 to 16:13.“You see our team getting better every week, our defense is coming together,” said senior linebacker and team captain Michael Hutchings. “As you look at the past few weeks, it just confirms what we are doing as a team … staying level-headed, maturing each week and just going about things like that — that goes out to the young guys we have playing up front.”USC’s biggest win of the season, which came in the form of a 26-13 victory over then-No. 4 Washington on Nov. 12, saw the Trojan defense play at its finest. A run-happy Washington offense was restrained to 17 yards on the ground against USC. Washington sophomore quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jake Browning was forced into throwing two interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 30.4.“It was one of those things where we capitalized as a defense — we were just trying to put pressure on [Browning], make sure he was off his rhythm and timing,” said junior cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, who reeled in two interceptions against Washington. “It was just a case of us stepping up as a defense together.” USC’s defense has experienced a dramatic turnaround production-wise since the Trojans began their seven-game winning streak with a 41-20 victory over Arizona State on Oct. 1. Over the course of the first four games of 2016 — in which USC started with a 1-3 record — the Trojans’ defense was giving up 29.25 points per game. Over the winning streak these past seven games, USC has, in contrast, allowed only 17.4 PPG to opposing offenses. In the six games leading up to UCLA Saturday, USC held its opponents to their season-low total in points scored in a game up to that point.“You look up and you hold UCLA to 55 yards rushing compared to 260 yards rushing offensively, I thought that was the key to the game,” said USC coach Clay Helton regarding the defensive performance Saturday. “I thought the defense, who really all of a sudden has a hit to them in that first drive, they take a deep breath and they really showed great, great poise.” Since playing the Sun Devils back on Oct. 1, USC has held opponents to an average of 95.8 rushing YPG the last seven games.When this USC defense takes on Notre Dame at the Coliseum Saturday, it will be pitted against a Fighting Irish offense that has averaged 418.5 total yards per game (61st in FBS). The Trojans will need another strong defensive showing if USC hopes to finish its regular season in victorious fashion.last_img read more

August 28

Thunder Bay Theatre Getting Ready for ‘Break a Leg’ 5k

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThunder Bay Theatre is currently gearing up for their ‘Break a Leg’ 5k. The race is geared towards a healthier lifestyle while benefiting the theatre’s future goals for theatre education.Thunder Bay Theatre recapped their Family Fundraiser event that was held over the weekend.To register for the ‘Break a Leg’ 5k: CLICK HERE: http://www.thunderbaytheatre.com/break-a-leg-5k.htmlIf you want a T-Shirt to wear during the race,  you must register by this Friday: April 21, 2017AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 5K, Break a Leg 5k, Thunder Bay TheatreContinue ReadingPrevious Duwain Dennis Buchler’s Alpena Case on Hold Due to InvestigationNext First United Methodist Church Honors 150 Years with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremonylast_img read more

August 16

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott says everyone can get huge contract with NFL salary cap trends

first_img NFL training camp 2019: Surprising roster cuts to watch for Along with Prescott, Cooper and Elliott are due for extensions. Prescott is sent to earn just over $2 million in base salary this season, which is the final year of his rookie contract. Elliott had the fifth year of his rookie deal picked up and Cooper is scheduled to make $13.9 million this season on the fifth-year option of his rookie contract the Raiders had already picked up.Prescott said the conversations are moving along when it comes to negotiations.“I mean, steps have to be made,” Prescott said Monday. “They’re simple steps. For the most part, obviously you want to get closure and obviously you want to get it done, but the Cowboys probably feel the same way that I do: Nobody wants to take anything that’s not fair to the other.” Hue Jackson hopes to be an NFL head coach again “For somebody to say you can only take so much because of the salary cap or you can only do this or that, I don’t know how fair that is to say,” Prescott said, via USA Today. “Because with gambling, with everything going into this league, everything is going to continue to keep going up. It’s important for all these guys to get every bit of their worth.”I want to see (running back) Zeke (Elliott) the highest paid. I want to see (receiver) Amari (Cooper) the highest paid. I want to see myself up there. And I don’t think any of that is too far-fetched. Because at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, a year or two later, you’re not going to be the highest paid. That’s just the way the game goes.” Related News Redskins’ Josh Norman runs with bulls in Pamplona, Spain: It was ‘crazy’ The Cowboys and Prescott have been working on getting a deal signed, but Prescott said the bigger contract isn’t going to make him a different or more successful player.“Success is such a big umbrella in my eyes,” Prescott said. “I don’t even think about judging myself or taking the pros and cons, pluses and minuses of what I did to reach that until I hang up the cleats. So for me it’s about just being the best I can and making sure I’m getting better each and every year in all those aspects of life.“It’s much bigger than to say I’ve reached success or I’ve earned my money or earned what people put the dollar amount as worth. It’s bigger than that.” Dak Prescott isn’t worried about being the highest paid NFL player, or even the highest-paid quarterback.The Cowboys star said the way mega contracts and the salary cap for the NFL are trending, eventually every good player will be able to sign a lucrative deal.last_img read more

August 14

Wellington City Council to hold work session tonight; various city project updates listed below

first_imgSumner Newscow report —  The Wellington City Council will be having a work session tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers. Here are few things the council will be discussing:1) Golf Course Clubhouse project.2) Executive session to discuss city manager candidate.Miscellaneous items: 2015 COLA, Water Conservation Program report.More city updates: Water conservation update — The water conservation device exchange began in early July 2014. Staff has exchanged 69 high-efficiency devices, 25 were handheld shower devices of which the supplies were exhausted in August. More citizens have requested handheld shower devices since that point or wouldn’t participate in the program. Staff is suggesting more orders for handheld devices.As far as high-efficiency toilets and rain barrels, 17 have opted rebates for about $850 – which include 13 toilets and four rain barrels. There is about $2,150 remaining in the pilot program. Staff hopes another round of adverting will help with the selling of these rebates.Fire department truck — Mayfield Fire District #8 has loaned Wellington a 1967 pumper truck to be used as a backup. The City’s Engine #2 is out of service due to extensive mechanical problems. It is scheduled to be replaced in 2015.Lake level — Despite the recent rain, the Wellington Lake Level is still 46 inches low. Also the Chikaskia River is higher, but it isn’t at a level where the city of Wellington can start pumping from the river.Sellers Park updates — Hibbs-Hooten field has received more dirt and it has been leveled and seeded. The Sellers Park basketball courts were removed. The reason for doing so is to perform soil tests in the immediate area. Locating an alternative route for the Sellers Park Sanitary Sewer Project is necessary to avoid contaminated soil.Got Drugs — Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heat reported that 50 pounds of old medication was collected during its “Got Drugs” event.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more