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Shaquille O’Neil head-bangs in mosh pit!

September 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgShaq himself was caught on video head banging along with other concert goers. Yes, those are grown adults in the crowd with him. Yes, he is that large!last_img

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Cricket News Mithali Raj shows age is no barrier as she creates a new record in 2019

September 19, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgMithali has plenty of records in her ODI career. She is the only batter to score over 6500 runs and has played in the most games with 198. She has the fifth highest tally for centuries with seven while she is the only Indian player to have featured in both World Cup finals in 2005 and 2017, both of which India lost to Australia and England.Recently, India women’s cricket team was plagued by a spat between Mithali and Harmanpreet Kaur as the veteran was left out of the crucial Twenty20 semi-final encounter against England in the West Indies. Ramesh Powar, who was the coach at that time, had said Mithali was ‘aloof’ and ‘difficult to handle’. Mithali’s manager called Harmanpreet ‘undeserving’ as a captain and accused her of being a liar. However, Mithali said she has moved on and under a new coach WV Raman, Indian cricket would be aiming to make good strides.Mithali’s presence in the Indian team, for close to 20 years now, is a grand testament to her longevity and consistency. It is time to acknowledge Mithali’s greatness, not just for her contributions for the Indian team but for her overall contribution to women’s cricket. Mithali Raj has been part of two World Cup finals.Mithali has scored over 6500 runs in ODIs, the most by a player.Mithali has played 198 ODIs, the most by a woman cricketer. highlights New Delhi: When one talks about international players from the 1990’s who are still active playing cricket in 2019, the immediate answer would be no. However, most cricket fans will forget to mention the name Mithali Raj. Mithali, considered to be one of the greatest women cricket players of all-time, recently created history during the India vs New Zealand ODI in Napier. She did not bat or bowl in a game which India won by nine wickets thanks to Smriti Mandhana’s century. However, Mithali’s presence at McLean Park created history. The game in 2019 was Mithali’s 19th year and 212th day as an international cricketer, breaking the record of 19 years and 195 days set by Ireland’s Clare Shillington.Mithali made her ODI debut on June 26,1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes. The right-hander immediately made an impact on debut as she blasted 114 to help India reach 258/0 in 50 overs and they won the match by 161 runs. The knock by Mithali set the trend where she would break plenty of records in a career which witnessed plenty of peaks and some lows.The right-hander, born in Jodhpur, made her Test debut in 2002 and she created history when she smashed 214 against England at Taunton to help India draw the two-match series 0-0. The knock by Mithali established her as one of the best players in that era. The mark was emulated by Pakistan’s Kiran Baluch who smashed 242 against West Indies in Karachi in 2004. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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The best yet?: Syracuse reflects on historic season complete with 1st NCAA tournament win

September 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_img Published on April 8, 2014 at 3:03 am Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb It didn’t matter that Brittney Sykes has been relegated to crutches for the time being. Or that Brianna Butler missed 14 shots as Syracuse’s season ended at the hands of Kentucky. Or even that Rachel Coffey will not don an Orange uniform again.Syracuse set a goal for itself at media day in October: to finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top five, and the Orange nailed it.Despite the heartbreak that usually accompanies the end of each season, it didn’t take long for head coach Quentin Hillsman and his players to sit back, take a wide glance at their year and smile as they reflected on what they achieved and what’s to come.“We kind of knew who the powerhouse teams were in the ACC and we wanted to be one of them,” Sykes, a sophomore, said. “To finish fifth is a statement in its own and shows that we are a force to be reckoned with.”Syracuse (23-10, 10-6 ACC) placed fifth in the ACC, won a game in the conference tournament and won an NCAA tournament game for the first time in program history. The Orange earned a No. 6 seed and defeated Chattanooga — even while losing Sykes to a torn ACL and meniscus — before falling to third-seeded Kentucky in the second round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis Syracuse team scored more than any other in Hillsman’s eight-year tenure, and hit its goal of double-digit ACC wins.“I think everything we set out to accomplish, we did,” Hillsman said. “All the things that we’ve done this season, that our players have accomplished, have been tremendous.”In 2012–13, Syracuse finished 24-8 with the best winning percentage in school history. Much of that success came from the dominance of center Kayla Alexander, who left SU as the program’s leading scorer, as well as starting guard Elashier Hall and Carmen Tyson-Thomas.Still, the Orange went on to make program history this season and is poised to build on that success next year.“They are young, and they’ve been through so much already,” senior point guard Rachel Coffey said. “I think they’re all ready.”Had Syracuse lost three or four games in its 13-game nonconference schedule, Hillsman said he still would’ve declared it a great stretch.Even better, the Orange lost just two before the start of ACC play.On Nov. 30, sophomore Brianna Butler dropped 29 points to lead SU to an upset of No. 12 Texas A&M, highlighting a nonconference slate that shot Syracuse up to a program-high No. 20 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and preparing SU for its rigorous ACC schedule.“When you’re not playing good enough competition,” Hillsman said, “you kind of get a false sense of reality of how good you are, and I didn’t want our kids to have that.”The Orange’s first go-round in the ACC had its highs and lows.It took three tries to notch the first conference win. Duke coasted to a 33-point win. Notre Dame, which still hasn’t lost, blew out the Orange by 37. And only one of SU’s six ACC losses was by a single-digit margin.“We just have to use those games as incentive to get better,” Butler said. “Look at what we did wrong, and try to improve on that for next year.”But after a 1-3 start to conference play, SU rattled off two separate four-game winning streaks — one of which included an upset of No. 6 North Carolina — to earn the fifth seed in the ACC tournament before advancing to the second round.In the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Orange faced its biggest obstacle of the year in watching Sykes, SU’s leading scorer, hit the hardwood with her torn ACL and meniscus in the second half against Chattanooga — and then having to continue the game.SU collected itself and prevailed by six points, and in the next round fought Kentucky down to the wire before ultimately falling short.“We knew with her being out, we had to come together,” Coffey said, “and I think we really played team basketball.”In addition to losing two starters in Coffey and center Shakeya Leary, as well as reserve guard La’Shay Taft, the Orange may very well have to begin next season without Sykes.Sykes has yet to undergo surgery on her right knee, so a timetable for her return is uncertain.“It’s tough to say,” Hillsman said. “Some people take longer, then you got Adrian Peterson. I’m not going to bring her back until she’s ready to play.”At the beginning of next year, the annual questions will resurface about how the Orange will move on, this time from another historic season.Sykes has her answer already.“Everybody was trying to figure out what we were going to do when we lost Kayla, Lacie and Carmen. Same thing,” Sykes said. “For any team, they should have full confidence that they’re going to come back great and I believe in my team.“Obviously, we made up for it. We’re going to make up for it again.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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LAPD cracks down on jaywalking near USC

September 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgShawn Anderson was crossing Jefferson Boulevard at the corner of Figueroa Street on Oct. 30 when he and his parents were stopped by a Los Angeles Police Department traffic officer. Anderson, a freshman majoring in international relations, recalled feeling confusion and then shock as the officer explained that he had been stopped for violating the city’s jaywalking code and wrote him and his parents each a citation.“I was kind of stunned the whole time because at first I thought he was just going to tell us to be more careful,” Anderson said.Jaywalking hadn’t even crossed Anderson’s mind. He, like many others, was unaware that California Vehicle Code 21456 prohibits pedestrians from stepping off the curb once the crosswalk timer starts counting down. This law, however, is just one of many reasons that LAPD officers have begun enforcing jaywalking laws more strictly in recent months — a process that has affected students around campus and brought traffic policing into the spotlight.A spike in collisionsShawn’s case is not unique. This year, LAPD has stepped up its efforts to enforce the city’s jaywalking laws around the USC area, according to Capt. David Kowalski, head of the LAPD South Traffic Division. According to Kowalski, LAPD noticed an increase in the number of pedestrian-related traffic collisions, many of them fatal, within the vicinity of the University Park Campus at the start of the year; as a whole, the South Traffic Division has seen more than 100 serious pedestrian-related collisions to date this year, compared to 90 at this time last year.“Because USC has such a high volume of people on the street, both students and residents, we’ve had a bigger push to enforce [jaywalking laws] there,” Kowalski said. “Figueroa is one of the most high-volume areas for these types of collisions, so that’s one of the areas that we direct our officers to.”According to Kowalski, these measures have had an impact on pedestrian safety in the area; since beginning their more active enforcement program, officers have noticed collisions involving pedestrians going down.That’s because crosswalk countdowns are designed with pedestrian safety in mind, according to James Moore, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering.“If a student that tends to be athletic and young and highly mobile chooses to race across the street because there are 11 seconds left and he or she expects to make it, that’s a different level of risk than somebody who’s less mobile, who might not be able to clear the crosswalk in time,” he said. “And the traffic engineer doesn’t know who’s going to be making the decision, so they have to design for an average performance plus a safety margin.”Questions of enforcementKowalski emphasized that police officers are directed to prioritize educating people over penalizing them; as a result, they aim to give out written warning citations, which don’t go on a person’s criminal record, as much as possible.“It’s a huge positive impact for us because it makes what’s perceived as a negative contact with police into a positive one, and we’re educating [pedestrians] without hurting their record or the inconvenience of going to court or [receiving] a fine,” Kowalski said.However, pedestrian traffic enforcement doesn’t always play out as planned. Some students, such as Shannon Reiffen, a senior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, have received traffic tickets with fines as high as $200. Others, such as Joann Lin, a freshman accounting major, walked away with just a verbal warning.This wide discrepancy in jaywalking penalties, according to Kowalski, is due to the fact that enforcement is left up to the individual officer’s discretion — he or she can decide to give out a ticket, a citation or a verbal warning, depending on whether a student is able to provide a “valid reason” for jaywalking or not.“We don’t give [our officers] a number or a quota [of tickets] — what we ask our officers to do is to have as many contacts as possible with the public,” Kowalski said. “Every contact is a little different, and every police officer is a little different, but the thing we stress with our officers is to treat everyone with respect, treat everyone equally, be fair and professional during every contact.”A city-wide problemAccording to Kowalski, LAPD doesn’t set the cost of a traffic ticket. However, having the ability to decide whether or not to give them out for jaywalking becomes a problem for those who do receive tickets. Students aren’t the only ones affected; as penalties for jaywalking become harsher and more strictly enforced, they can become expensive for who don’t have the means to pay them.“They very adversely affect low-income folks who sometimes simply can’t afford the ticket,” Moore said. “While I think that using tickets as a way of promoting safety is sensible and consistent with traffic engineering practice, the costs of tickets in Los Angeles are counterproductive, because if you can’t pay the ticket, it has no deterrent effect.”The South Traffic Division isn’t the only area in Los Angeles where LAPD has been stepping up its efforts to prevent jaywalking. Vision Zero Los Angeles, a joint program of the Mayor’s Office, LAPD and the L.A. Department of Transportation, was implemented this year in an attempt to bring down the number of traffic-related deaths in the city to zero by 2025. According to the project’s website, 44 percent of all traffic-related deaths and severe injuries in the city involve people walking or bicycling, and the majority — 65 percent — of these accidents occur in what the city calls the “High Injury Network,” or areas of intense traffic activity, a designation that includes the University Park area.Moving forwardIn an attempt to combat pedestrian-related collisions, Vision Zero has been targeting its education and enforcement efforts around these High Injury Networks, which comprise only 6 percent of the city’s streets. So far in 2015, LAPD officers have handed out more than 13,000 traffic citations downtown, according to the Los Angeles Times; around the University, there have been over 4,500, Kowalski said.Responses to this enforcement method have been mixed. Though some, such as Anderson, believe existing laws prohibiting pedestrians from starting to cross after the countdown begins should be changed, others see it as a necessary safety enforcement method.“I think it should stay the same; I think it’s a fair law,” said Armando Vildosola, a junior majoring in business administration. “Wait another two minutes and make life easier for the drivers — and probably safer for pedestrians.”And some, such as Moore are caught between the two — believing that the law is necessary but that its enforcement is flawed.“The stakes are very high in those collisions,” Moore said. “The pedestrians tend to lose, so I think it’s sensible to err on the side of conservatism and keep the current policy in place. But the question of how high the fine should be is a separate one, and there I think that there should definitely be a change.”last_img read more

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Miranda Ramirez’s singles win sets up clincher in Syracuse’s comeback win over Florida State

September 16, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_img Published on March 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrew Miranda Ramirez bounced in place and stared over the net. Emmanuelle Salas had cheated up on Ramirez’s second serve the point prior, and her forehand winner blazed down the line. It was match point for Ramirez, and she didn’t convert.“I can’t lose this set,” Ramirez remembered thinking to herself as she waited. A third set would make Syracuse’s potential comeback, once down 3-1, harder and erase Ramirez’s convincing first set.She eyed Salas’ serve and pounced with a forehand. Ramirez dragged her from corner-to-corner, before an attempted slice from the Florida State junior fell short of the net. After the next point, the court’s scorecard showed an orange “7” and a black “6.” The television scoreboard added one to SU’s total. Ramirez’s win trimmed SU’s deficit from one to none. All eyes turned to Sofya Golubovskaya on court two, who clinched a win.In Syracuse’s (11-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) 4-3 comeback win over Florida State (14-5, 9-3) on Sunday afternoon, Ramirez kept the Orange alive with a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) victory. Syracuse was down 3-1 at one point, but three straight singles wins — capped off by Golubovskaya’s three-set thriller — propelled the Orange to defeat the No. 15 team in the nation. If Ramirez’s match went into a third set, it could’ve been a different story. But her fourth-straight singles victory gave Syracuse the life it needed, and Golubovskaya capitalized. “Seeing Miranda coming through with those big moments, shifting that momentum and just putting more pressure on Florida State was huge,” SU head coach Younes Limam said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the first set, Ramirez was in control. Her forehand rallies stretched Salas around the court, from net to baseline. The junior looked comfortable in her second singles match, a spot Limam said earlier in the season three or four players could slot at and succeed. Salas resorted to defensive lobs on many points. Ramirez pinned, but remained patient on the winners. Ramirez stayed back and played the bounce, avoiding the problems Golubovskaya faced in her doubles matchup. Up by a break midway through the first set, the junior brought Salas to the corner on consecutive shots. Ramirez met the second lob sprinting toward the net, and her soft slice bounced twice before Salas outstretched racket reached it.Two points later, Salas again fought off a forehand with a defensive lob. Collected, Ramirez followed it into her racket, and shot a winner into the corner.But Salas didn’t allow Ramirez the same openings in the second frame. For the first time all match, Salas’ aces washed out Ramirez’s winners. Salas flashed a backhand to counter Ramirez’s forehand. For the first time, Ramirez was forced to adjust.Salas broke her, then Ramirez won the next game to go back on serve. Ramirez started to slap her thigh and talk to herself. Trailing 6-5 and needing the next game to win in straight-sets, Salas fired an ace past Ramirez. She blinked repeatedly, stunned at the serve. But Ramirez resorted back to what worked in the first set: patience and her strong forehand. An unforced error from Salas combined with a crosscourt forehand got Ramirez her break back. The junior from Texas didn’t lose another game.“It was very, very nerve racking,” Ramirez said. “But I just had to remember to stay calm, play my shots, play my game. I’ve done this before.”A final forehand shot led to a final missed shot from Salas, and Ramirez shouted “Come on.” She fist bumped Knutson, hugged a professor and smiled.Her match finished, Ramirez’s “refuse to lose attitude” having worked once again, she joined the rest of her SU teammates on court three. They stood in a straight line, and watched Golubovskaya’s comeback.  Ramirez paced back and forth. Left foot, right foot, then back to the left. She bent down to tie her shoe. Her nerves kicked in again, acting  like Golubovskaya’s match “was my own.” Drumlins Country Club was silent, except for Golubovskaya bouncing the tennis ball.After Ana Oparenovic’s service return went long out of bounds, and Syracuse charged the court to mob Golubovskaya. Twenty minutes later, the courts nearly empty once again, Ramirez strolled back to court four. She grabbed her red Wilson bag off the bench, and left to pick up her gray sweater from court three. Behind her, the orange “7,” and a black “6” still showed on the two scorecards. The set up to Syracuse’s comeback.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Diego Forlan retires from football

August 29, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_img Source: Former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid forward, Diego Forlan has announced his retirement from football.The 40-year-old, who played 112 times for Uruguay, also played for Villarreal and Inter Milan last played for Kitchee in Hong Kong in 2018.He won the Premier League in 2003 with United and the Europa League while at the Spanish side Atletico in 2009.“It hasn’t been easy, I didn’t want the time to come, but I knew it was going to come,” Forlan told Telemundo.“I have decided to stop playing football professionally.”Forlan started his professional career with Independiente in Argentina before earning a move to Manchester United in January 2002.He won the Premier League with Manchester United in 2002-03 and the FA Cup the following season before joining Villarreal in 2004.Forlan enjoyed a prolific spell in La Liga, scoring 128 goals in 240 league games for Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, while also helping the latter clinch the Europa League in 2009-10.His best season in Europe came with Atletico during the 2008-09 campaign when he scored 32 league goals in 33 appearances for the club, beating out Samuel Eto’o of Barcelona and David Villa of Valencia to lead the league in scoring.After a brief spell at Inter, he played for Internacional, Cerezo Osaka, Penarol, Mumbai City and Kitchee before calling time on his career.Forlan will also be remembered as one of Uruguay’s greatest players, having scored 36 goals in 112 appearances for his nation, who won the Copa America in 2011, while he claimed the Golden Ball at the 2010 World Cup as his country finished fourth.last_img read more

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Gaylord woman arrested for making false police of stolen ATM card

August 28, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGaylord, MICH — A Gaylord teen has been charged with making a false police report for a stolen ATM card.Nineteen–year–old Anastasia Durrenberg reported a 39–year–old woman used her card without permission on March 11. Further investigation revealed Durrenberg filed a fake police report and falsely accused the suspect.A felony warrant was issued for Durrenberg. She was arrested on May 1 by the Michigan State Police Seventh District Fugitive Team.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ATM, card, Durrenberg, fraud, GaylordContinue ReadingPrevious Pets of the week May 14, 2019Next South Bay giving life to Squaw Bay with extended bi-pathlast_img read more

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Playoff hopes fade for Angels as losing streak reaches 6

August 26, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgThe Angels have cold hitters throughout the lineup, most notably Mike Trout. His second straight hitless game extended his slump to 9 for 57 (.158). The stretched-thin pitching staff that has been unable to overcome the lack of support.Injuries in the rotation forced the Angels into another bullpen game on Saturday, and the relievers they used weren’t even their best. Only one of the five pitchers who worked on Saturday was on the opening-day roster.That was Bud Norris, a non-roster invitee who made the team as a reliever but has now gotten the ball twice to start bullpen games. Norris gave up one run in 3 1/3 innings.The game got away under the watch of 22-year-old Eduardo Paredes, who started the season in Double-A. Paredes retired the first two hitters in the fifth, but then he hit Alex Bregman, and gave up hits to Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis. Gattis hit a three-run homer, capping the four-run inning and putting the Angels in a 5-0 hole.“He’s been throwing the ball really well for us,” Scioscia said. “He just missed some spots at the wrong time.”At the time, they had only two hits against Charlie Morton, who had mostly held them to weakly hit grounders and popups.The Angels got the first two men on in the sixth, but stranded them. Trout was called out on strikes to end the inning. In the seventh, after Upton’s homer to Angels got two more runners, but they couldn’t manage a hit to drive them in.“We have a number of guys who are not having hits fall and struggling a little bit,” Scioscia said. “I think the quality of at-bats are pretty consistent, but at times you’ve missing some pitches you should hit. We missed a lot of pitches today.” PreviousHouston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) and Cameron Maybin (3) celebrate after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 6-2. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman, right, steals second base safely as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips reaches with the late tag during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Bud Norris throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits an RBI single to score Alex Bregman during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Astros’ Alex Bregman slides across home plate safely as Angels catcher Juan Graterol looks back for the ball during the first inning of Saturday’s game in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis (11) celebrates with Carlos Correa (1) after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis (11) drops his bat after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez tries to field a ball hit by Houston Astros’ Cameron Maybin during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. Ramirez was charged with an error on the play. Maybe was safe at first. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols is hit by a pitch thrown by Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton (9) is congratulated by third base coach Ron Roenicke after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis, right, celebrates with teammates after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 6-2. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) and Cameron Maybin (3) celebrate after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 6-2. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman, right, steals second base safely as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips reaches with the late tag during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NextShow Caption1 of 14Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman, right, steals second base safely as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips reaches with the late tag during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Expand Until Justin Upton’s solo homer in the seventh, his first of two, the Angels had gone 23 consecutive innings without a run.With just eight games to go, the Angels fell 4½ games out of a playoff spot, following the Minnesota Twins’ victory Saturday night.Despite the desperate situation, Upton said the intangibles are all still there: “These guys in here want it, man. We know where we want to be. We’re putting in the work and putting in the at-bats. It ain’t going our way, man. That’s how baseball is sometimes.”The slide has come, not surprisingly, during a stretch in which they had nine of 12 games against the Astros and Cleveland Indians, the best two teams in the league. The Angels have lost seven of eight with one to go on Sunday.“We’ve run into some pretty good pitching,” Upton said. “That’s no excuse. We should be able to grind on those guys too. When things aren’t going right and you see some good pitching, it can wear you down. We’ve just got to pull together and keep having good at-bats and see what happens.” HOUSTON — The Angels are quietly slipping out of the playoff chase.The Angels lost, 6-2, to the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon, dropping their sixth straight game, a season-worst streak. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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CECAFA 2017: Basena calls 8 KCCA stars but overlooks ‘deadly’ Shaban

August 13, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgUganda’s head coach Moses Basena focus has now turned to CECAFA.Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Cranes head coach Moses Basena has named a 26-man squad to start training on Wednesday ahead of their defence of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.Champions KCCA FC have eight players in the squad, but Shaban Mohammed who has struck six in his first three matches, was overlooked. Club sources say he is being preserved for the U20 COSAFA team.The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, which brings together all the national teams of the 13 member countries, will be held December 3 to 17, 2017.Uganda are the current champions having won a record 14th title in Addis Ababa in December 2015 after beating Rwanda 1-0 in the final. Cranes squad has:Goalkeepers: Isma Watenga (Vipers SC), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA FC), Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC) Ikara Tom (Kirinya Jinja SS)Rest of team: Wadada Nicholas (Vipers SC), Kiyemba Ibrahim (Sc Villa Jogoo), Isaac Muleme (KCCA FC), Aggrey Madoi (Police FC), Juuko Murushid Simba-Tanzania), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Savio Kabugo (Proline FC), Bernard Muwanga (Sc Villa Jogoo), Tom Masiko (Vipers SC), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Albert Mugisa (Police FC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mucureezi Paul (KCCA FC), Allan Kateregga (KCCA FC), Allan Kyambadde (Sc Villa Jogoo), Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars FC), Derick Nsibambi (KCCA FC), Hood Kaweesa (Police FC), Batte Seif (Bright Stars FC), Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Daniel Isiagi (Proline FC), Basse Methodious (Mbarara City FC).**Source FUFA.CO.UGShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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The legend against luxury

May 14, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgThe City is, perhaps, before its last great opportunity in time to conquer the Champions League, the black hole that has swallowed it in these years of wine and roses. Only once did he reach the semifinals, in 2016, and Madrid dispatched him. In the last two editions he fell in quarters. Now, in addition, it does not have the mockery of the Premier, because it is 22 points from Liverpool.Madrid arrives at the gala, after recovering Sterling, falls in the last two games, and the author of 20 goals in the course, only one less than the pichichi Agüero. The two more De Bruyne, eight goals and 19 assists, form the magic triangle of the team, with Rodri as the axis of rotation and Fernandinho happily recycled as central.Mendy and ValverdeMore posts dance in a Madrid to which he returns Mendy, saved his threat of suspension for the Classic. He has played all the important games of the course ahead of Marcelo and with a statistical justification: With him, the team fits half of goals. Actually, Zidane waves the team during the course to arrive with his praetorian guard to the truth meetings. That is why Valverde is expected today, headline in the Classic, in the two duels against Atlético, in the Super Cup against Valencia and in all the large commitments from October, when he acquired rank, except for the one in Madrid He played against Sevilla at the Bernabéu. I was sanctioned. So, fallen Hazard, there are three free places, two midfielders and an attacker, with Modric, Kroos and Isco for the first vacancy, and Bale and Vinicius for the second. The Brazilian has only started ten times but is again the bubbly end of last season. Bale, however, is missing. He has scored three goals in Madrid in the last eleven months, but Zidane is still waiting for him to come back, more clinging to his resume than his figure.The City, what finished leader in a simple group (Shakhtar, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta), he plays under the Guardiola mold, but without Messi’s nuclear button (the only time he lost in the Bernabéu in eight visits, with Bayern, it was the only time he came without the Argentine). He is five points ahead of Madrid in possession, but shoots five times less per game. In return, he has managed to get less than anyone in the competition. That was Madrid until two weeks ago, a team that protected itself with the lack of another’s goal of the own famine (in Champions they have not yet scored Jovic, Hazard, Bale, Lucas, Isco, James …). The Real broke that high confidence, which requires an express recomposition, because the Champions does not include the right of rectification. First was the money and then the model. Twelve years ago Mansour bin Zayed, fifth son of Emir Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyad, first Emirati president, He bought Manchester City from former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The Sheikh, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the Arab Emirates, President of the Horse Racing Authority of the country, husband of two sheikhs, owner of the largest yacht on the planet and personal friend of Barak Obama, He paid 360 million for 90% of the entity’s shares. That disbursement, which changed the life of a club that until then had only won two leagues, four cups and a Recopa, was the appetizer.Since then Mansour bin Zayed has spent 1,687 million in signings, at the rate of 153 a year, and has been replanting, in its own way, the winning formula of Barça. Thus, Ferran Soriano, ex-president culé with Laporta, arrived; Txiki Begiristain, former sports director, and finally, Pep Guardiola, with which he has won the last two leagues. An unthinkable growth for a club that only 22 years ago was in the third division. But at the same time an artificial growth, fueled by money outside the industry against which the industry was vaccinated (the fair play financial statement) to prevent cases such as Malaga, victim of a sheikh back and forth.To the tie (follow the game live on arrives with a terrible penalty in tow (two years outside Europe) for inflating sponsorship revenue in the 2012-2016 period and for obstructing UEFA’s investigation. The Etihad Emihad airline pays for appearing on its shirt 80 million a year, above what Madrid (70) or Barça (55) perceive, clubs with infinitely superior marketing. Uli Hoeness, then president of Bayern, said two years ago: “If Guardiola wants a 100 million player, the sheikh raises the gas and has it. “But behind that dark club architecture is a successful coach and a great team, very luxurious, valued at 1,290 million euros, more than any other in the world. For the eleven who played at home against Leicester on Saturday he paid 546 million in transfers. The Madrid lineup, which is not precisely a model of savings, given the I raised It was 237 cheaper.last_img read more

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