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  • Oshoala grabs brace as Barcelona women rout champions Atletico

    first_imgRelatedPosts Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg beat Barca to reach Women’s Champions League final La Liga announces fixtures as Spanish season re-start looms large Nigeria international, Asisat Oshoala, grabbed a brace as Barcelona continued their rampant start to the Women’s Primera Division season by thrashing champions Atletico Madrid 6-1 on Saturday.The Catalans had begun the campaign with a 9-1 thrashing of CD Tacon, the club absorbed by Real Madrid.But they got off to a bad start in their second home game of the season when Amanda Sampedro put Atletico in front in the second minute.Barca hit back quickly with a penalty from former Atletico player Jenni Hermoso and moved into a 4-1 lead at halftime with goals from Mariona Caldentey and Oshoala plus an own goal from Laia Aleixandri.Oshoala struck again soon after the interval then Atletico were further embarrassed by a second own goal, by Silvia Meseguer, which completed the rout.Barcelona are top with seven points from three games, while Atletico have six points.Tags: Asisat OshoalaBarcelona FClast_img read more

  • Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool to appoint Jurgen Klopp as manager

    first_img Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp has been waiting for the right job to come along since leaving the German giants at the end of last season. The Anfield vacancy may be tempting, and former Reds captain Carragher believes the 48-year-old would be the perfect fit. Carlo Ancelotti, the former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager, also has the profile that Liverpool’s US-based owners Fenway Sports Group are expected to find appealing. Carragher said: “I think with either of those coming to Liverpool, the Liverpool supporters would be ecstatic: Carlo Ancelotti a Champions League winner three times, and we know what Klopp did at Borussia Dortmund. “If it was me I would go for Klopp ahead of Ancelotti. I think he’s got more to prove. Ancelotti is a great manager of course but he’s gone to clubs where you would expect to win trophies. “It’s a difficult job now at Liverpool getting them back into the top four. Forget talking about the title. And I think it needs someone with that energy and drive to get Liverpool back to where it wants to be and I think Jurgen Klopp’s that man. “The one worry for Liverpool’s owners is: would Ancelotti or Klopp come now, in the circumstances that are at the club now, where you have the politics inside the club.” An incoming manager may want the final say on transfer policy, whereas it has been an established Liverpool pattern during Rodgers’ reign to buy up young talent and develop players. Distinctly mixed success on that front has followed, with Liverpool rarely going in for the biggest names. Carragher said the club’s owners must get the next appointment right, and suggested Rodgers should have gone sooner. Press Association Addressing the challenge facing the owners, Carragher said on Sky Sports: “They’ve made a lot of decisions since they’ve come that haven’t worked. At the moment the owners’ track record in making changes for Liverpool Football Club over the last two or three years has not been good enough. It’s miles off. “I’d have preferred them to do it (sack Rodgers) in the summer. He’s been there three and a bit years, they haven’t won a trophy and they’ve played Champions League football once, that’s not good enough for Liverpool. “Liverpool have won one Carling Cup in 10 years. “Liverpool are becoming Tottenham: they think they’re a big club but the real big clubs are not too worried about them, who they buy and what they’re going to do. That’s the situation it’s become for Liverpool, even when I was there towards the end. I’m not just blaming Brendan Rodgers and this set of players. “What are these owners of the club going to do to get Liverpool back to where they need to be, which is consistently in CL and challenging for trophies?” Arsene Wenger expects to see Rodgers back in management before long. Arsenal boss Wenger said : “I am always sad when that happens because I think he is a quality manager. “I think he was unlucky not to win the Premiership. He was the closest certainly to win the Premiership of all the managers who have been working for the club. But that’s the way it goes now and I wish him good luck. I am sure he will find a job again.” Further support for Rodgers came from his former club Swansea, where manager Garry Monk was stunned by Liverpool’s decision. “I can’t believe that. A very, very harsh decision. I don’t think he deserved that at all,” said Monk, who played under Rodgers at the south Wales club. “I can’t see who else is going to do a better job for Liverpool at this moment in time so I am sad to hear that.” Graeme Souness, who captained and managed Liverpool, said the club had fallen behind their supposed rivals, notably in the transfer market. He said: “The teams that buy the finished article are Man Utd, Chelsea and Man City, and what do they have in common? They win the Premier League.” Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool’s owners to go out and get Jurgen Klopp after sacking manager Brendan Rodgers.last_img read more

  • Ellsworth baseball team wins sixth straight

    first_img Bio Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Sumner third baseman Cameron Nault puts the tag on Bucksport’s Chase Carmichael on Wednesday in East Sullivan. Bucksport won 17-0.(ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS)ELLSWORTH — Things are finally clicking for the Ellsworth baseball team. After a 1-4 start, the Eagles have won their past six straight games.Ellsworth is now ranked ninth in the Class B standings.This week, Ellsworth (7-4) beat John Bapst (3-9) on Tuesday, Caribou (4-6) twice in Saturday’s doubleheader and Hermon (4-5) on Thursday.Ellsworth 11, John Bapst 1This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBrad Smith pitched a three-hitter and struck out four to lead Ellsworth past John Bapst at home on Tuesday.Conor Maguire led the Ellsworth offense with two singles. Nicholas Bagley, Mitch Domagala, Griffin Nightingale and Devin Wright added a hit apiece.Ellsworth 2, Caribou 1 and Ellsworth 2, Caribou 0 (doubleheader)Nicholas Bagley threw a complete game, scattering six hits and striking out seven to propel Ellsworth by Caribou in the first game of Saturday’s home doubleheader.Alex Braley paced Ellsworth with two singles and an RBI. Bagley, Zach McGraw and Mitch Domagala each added two singles.In the second game, Charlie Libby threw just 61 pitches to earn the complete-game win.Libby allowed just two hits and struck out three. McGraw and Domagala had two singles each for Ellsworth. Conor Maguire, Grffin Nightingale and Chris Barnes each singled.Ellsworth 10, Hermon 4Conor Maguire scattered six hits, struck out seven on the mound and posted a double and a single to lead Ellsworth to a home victory on Thursday.Avery Anderson hit a triple and two singles for Ellsworth. Griffin Nightingale tripled and singled and Nicholas Bagley singled twice.GSA 11, Orono 5George Stevens Academy (9-1) beat Orono (5-5) on Monday at home.GSA remains in first place in the Class C standings.Searsport 11, Sumner 1Searsport (7-1) notched 13 hits en route to a home win over Sumner (1-7) on Saturday.Brock Frye, Jacob Shorey and Brandon Grinnan each singled for Sumner.Orono 12, Sumner 2Orono jumped out to an early lead on Sumner en route to a home win on Friday.Bucksport 17, Sumner 0Bucksport (7-3) won at Sumner on Wednesday.Bucksport remains in second place in the Class C standings. Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

  • Flood-hit Assam needs attention & help: Sunil Chhetri

    first_imgNEW DELHI: Sunil Chhetri, captain of the Indian men’s football team, on Friday called for attention and assistance for the northeastern state of Assam which has been battling with floods amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under,” said Chhetri in a tweet. “There’s been considerable loss of life — both man and animal and I can only sincerely hope that the numbers don’t rise,” he added. IANS Also Watch: Truck Catches Fire in Nagaon; Locals Suspect Foul Playlast_img read more

  • Schiano: Two Rutgers football players have coronavirus

    first_imgSchiano said the university has a protocol for allowing players who test positive to return. It includes a non-positive test and an evaluation of the positive test, including whether the players showed symptoms such as a fever.Schiano said players and coaches underwent a third screening on Monday. Incoming freshman players also were allowed on campus on Monday and they were tested and put in a separate dormitory. They will not be integrated with the rest of the team until they pass a second COVID-19 test.The workouts are voluntary and Schiano said some players have elected to skip them.Schiano was hired in December to start a second stint as Rutgers’ coach. Chris Ash was fired early last season and replaced on an interim basis by Nunzio Campanile. The Scarlet Knights were 2-10 last season and have won nine games in the past four years. June 22, 2020 Associated Press Schiano: Two Rutgers football players have coronavirus Schiano would not address the possibility of playing the 2020 season in the spring. He said he is preparing to open the season in early September and would adjust if that plan was changed.For now, he is trying to learn as much as he can about the virus. He admits there are times he feels he has not done enough but that’s a learning experience.Since returning, the players have held some remote meetings, met with their position coaches and worked out as a group on conditioning.“It’s good to see these guys and to have one on one conversations,” Schiano said. “I don’t know where it’s all going. Hopefully we’re going to end up having a great season and America’s going to have something to get behind. And that’s my prayers. But most importantly, that people stay safe and do the right thing.”___center_img More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditA week after the football team returned to campus, Rutgers is reporting cases of coronavirus with some players.Coach Greg Schiano disclosed Monday during a conference call with the media two players has tested positive for the virus. It was his first availability since the team was allowed to return for voluntary workouts.Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15, either with mail-in tests or after being tested locally. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was not allowed to return to campus and is being isolated at home. The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported. That player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were put in quarantine.“I think it’s very real to say you cannot reduce risk to zero,” Schiano said. “That we all understand.”Schiano said players and coaches have been instructed in the importance of social distancing, wearing a mask, washing their hands. One of the reasons he was a little late to his conference call Monday was because he was reinforcing those guidelines for some players.“We have to hold each other accountable,” said Schiano, who admitted he and the program are in uncharted territory.last_img read more

  • Peace and Conflict Studies Program to hold conference

    first_imgThe USC Peace and Conflict Studies Program will host its first-ever conference Saturday, featuring panelists discussing the political conflicts in Northern Ireland as well as Palestine and Israel.“The Shamrock and the Olive Tree: From Belfast to Bethlehem,” aims to examine the two regions’ conflicts and see what can be learned.“In Palestine and Israel … the peace process is not working,” said Andrew Manning, professor of International Relations and director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, who originally called for the conference. “Then look at Northern Ireland, where the peace process has shown success. Why not look at these two conflicts and see if there are some lessons from Northern Ireland to apply to Palestine [and Israel].”Manning, who organized the conference and chose the panelists, says the process of planning the conference has not been entirely smooth, particularly considering the controversial nature of the situation in the Middle East.“Two emails came in, one from UCLA and one from USC, that suggested that the people I’ve asked to be on the panel suggested that I was biased towards the Palestinian cause,” Manning said. “I’m not pro-Palestine, nor pro-Israel. I’mpro-peace.”Six panelists will present at the conference, including two USC professors — David Lloyd, professor of English and comparative literature, and Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor and professor of international relations — as well as professors from four other universities in fields ranging from history to philosophy.“[These are] learned and skilled experts who know a lot about the two regions and they’re also … pretty well-known authorities on the subjects,” said Alia Alanizi, a senior majoring in political science and one of the students helping to organize the event.Organizers have tried to provide a balance of viewpoints from different political groups in the audience and on the panel.“It’s been difficult trying to find equal participation from all the different [viewpoints],” said Maria Alegria, who graduated from USC  with a degree in international relations and a minor in peace and conflict studies, and one of the event’s organizers. “We’re trying to get equal representation when it gets to the audience and the panelists and we just wanted all sides.”Although the panelists will approach the subject from an academic standpoint, students are the primary audience for the conference, according to Mattie Sullivan, a senior majoring in international relations who was involved in planning the event.“I really want a strong student presence at the conference, and that’s been our main push, to really reach out to students and get them to attend,” Sullivan said.The organizers hope students who attend will understand the relevance of the situations in Ireland and the Middle East to any conflict resolution.“The truth is that violence and peace elsewhere has a lot to do with the same subjects here,” Alanizi said. “Certainly anyone in general should be interested in what goes on in the world since it affects the rest of us as well.”Organizers have also tried to engage the community in the conference.“We have a long list of community religious and spiritual centers, and different non-profit organizations will be coming too,” Sullivan said. “We’re really excited to have as diverse of a group as possible.”Manning, who is serving his first year as the director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, plans to expand this conference in the future.The conference will run from10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will take place in the Rosen Family Screening Theater in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.last_img read more

  • Virginia Tech legend Bud Foster to retire from coaching after 2019 season

    first_imgLongtime Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster plans to retire after the 2019 season, the school announced Thursday. Foster joined the Hokies as part of Frank Beamer’s first staff in 1987. He has served in a variety of roles, becoming defensive coordinator in 1995. He’s also serving as associate head coach under Justin Fuente, who took over the program in 2016.  Kendall Milton, 5-star running back, picks Georgia over Alabama, LSU, Ohio State ONE MORE SEASON ❗️@coachfostervt will conclude his storied coaching career following 2019 campaign.Details ⤵️https://t.co/piPy3aUQAR #LPD 💼 | #Hokies 🦃 pic.twitter.com/6Q8Wdv7e8g— Virginia Tech Football (@VT_Football) August 1, 2019 “Virginia Tech has been home for 33 years and I’m grateful to continue doing what I love for one more season,” Foster said in a statement. “I’ll always be indebted to Coach Beamer for bringing me to Blacksburg back in 1987. Coach Fuente has been phenomenal to work with and I can’t thank him enough for the way he has embraced our defensive philosophy and the many traditions of Virginia Tech football. Related News Pac-12 Championship to be played at Raiders’ Las Vegas Stadium in 2020, 2021center_img “It’s been a great ride and it’s not over yet. I’ve been blessed to work with so many outstanding individuals and have enjoyed the privilege of coaching some of the best players to ever wear a Hokies’ uniform.” Foster, who previously coached at Murray State from 1981-86, is currently the longest-tenured assistant coach in college football. He won the Broyles Award in 2006, which is given annually to the top assistant coach in the country, and he’s been a finalist three different times. While Foster is entering the final season of a five-year contract that he signed in 2014, he shared on social media that it was his decision to move on. pic.twitter.com/i2JRZPFYFV— Bud Foster (@coachfostervt) August 1, 2019“When you think of the individuals who truly helped put Virginia Tech on the national map, it unquestionably starts with Frank Beamer and includes a multitude of sensational players starting with Bruce Smith and Michael Vick,” Fuente said. “But you can’t go any further in that conversation without discussing Bud Foster and the Lunch Pail Defense. What a great friend, an outstanding man and unbelievable football coach.”last_img read more

  • Olympia Arts Walk Releases Event Map and Schedule with New Design

    first_imgFacebook172Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaOlympia Arts Walk is a semi-annual community event celebrating the arts.Spring Arts Walk will feature 156 artist listings, 92 registered venues, and 40 scheduled performances throughout downtown Olympia. Check out our new map design; created to help attendees navigate their experience, and highlight the range of activities happening throughout downtown. Thousands gather in downtown Olympia in both the Spring and Fall for a festive arts experience that uses creativity to connect and engage people. Many of our unique downtown businesses and organizations transform their spaces into creative hubs filled with art, demonstrations, and performances. In the streets and sidewalks you will find pop up performances and places to connect around almost every corner.Spring Arts Walk features the Procession of the Species Celebration produced by Earthbound Productions.The Procession of the Species Celebration creates cultural connections between communities and the natural world.Procession of the Species is Saturday, April 28, 2018 starting at 4:30 p.m.Also, be sure to attend the Luminary Procession Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. (weather dependent)Visit www.procession.org for more information.Attendees are encouraged to carpool or take public transportation to and from the event. Please be aware of event related street closures and tow zones.Arts Walk is presented by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and Olympia Arts Commission, with support from Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Capitol Heating & Cooling, Heritage Bank, MIXX 96fm and Oly Arts.Maps available now at participating event locations.To download an Arts Walk map, and for event previews & highlights visit: www.olympiawa.gov/artswalklast_img read more

  • SANTA ANITA PARK & SHEIKH MANSOOR RACING FESTIVAL DONATE $100,000 TO PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND

    first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2016)–Santa Anita Park and the Sheikh Mansoor Festival presented a check for $100,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) Saturday in a Winner’s Circle ceremony prior to the $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes at Santa Anita.In addition to promoting the Arabian breed throughout the world, the Sheikh Mansoor Festival is dedicated to celebrating jockeys as some of the finest professional athletes in any sport.“Santa Anita Park is delighted to partner with the Sheikh Mansoor Festival in making this donation to such a worthy cause,” said Keith Brackpool, Chairman, Santa Anita Park. “We’re hopeful this is the beginning of a relationship that will help to bring international focus to Santa Anita and to benefit the world class athletes that make our sport unlike any other.”Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens accepted the check with a number of Santa Anita jockeys looking on, from Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the Sheikh Mansoor Festival and Santa Anita Chairman Keith Brackpool on behalf of the PDJF.   Founded in 2006, the PDJF currently provides financial assistance to 60 former jockeys who are permanently disabled as a result of on-track injuries. Since its founding, the PDJF has disbursed over $7 million to disabled riders.“This is a huge development for us,” said Stevens. “Everybody knows how much risk we take every day and to get a $100,000 check is fantastic. We’re just so appreciative to Santa Anita and everyone involved with the Sheikh Monsoor Festival for making this happen.” HALL OF FAME JOCKEY GARY STEVENS ACCEPTS CHECK ON BEHALF OF PDJFlast_img read more

  • HEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA UNLEASHES FURIOUS STRETCH RALLY TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS

    first_imgHEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA UNLEASHES FURIOUS STRETCH RALLY TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS; RIDDEN BY PRAT AND TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:34.82ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2019)–Aided by some unexpected early pace pressure to the eventual runner-up, heavily favored Vasilika came rolling from off the pace to take Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes by 1 ½ lengths under Flavien Prat.  Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Vasilika, a miracle $40,000 claim 11 starts back, got a mile over a Santa Anita turf listed as “good” in 1:34.82.An attentive fifth a half mile from home, Prat sat chilly as Joel Rosario, aboard La Sardane, went after pacesetter Ms Bad Behavior.  Full of run while well within herself around the far turn, Vasilika rallied four-wide turning for home and ran down Ms Bad Behavior inside the sixteenth pole to win going away.“When Drysdale’s filly (La Sardane) made that early move, it put pressure on Smith’s filly (Ms Bad Behavior and it helped me,” said Prat, who has now guided Vasilika to nine wins (four of them graded stakes) in her last 10 starts.  “I didn’t want to be in a hurry, but she really picked it up and she finished well.  I think a mile and one eighth might be her best (distance).”A winner of eight consecutive races prior to finishing fourth as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade I Matriarch Stakes at one mile on turf Dec. 2 at Del Mar, Vasilika was off at 3-5 in a field of six older fillies and mares and paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10.Claimed on Feb. 11 of last year, Vasilika, a 5-year-old mare by Skipshot who is out of the Marquetry mare La Belle, is owned by All Schlaich Stables, LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC and George Todaro, has now won nine out her 11 starts for her new connections and improved her overall resume to 29-14-4-3.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, she now has earnings of $818,595.“You know, you never expect this kind of thing to happen, but occasionally it does,” said Hollendorfer.  “I hope she fits in our program, we did some extra work on her but you know, she’s blossomed into a very nice mare now.  Flavien did his usual great job and got her out just in time.  She ran them down and we can’t ask for more.”Ms Bad Behavior, who bounced out to a 2 ½ length lead after the first quarter mile, relinquished the early advantage to La Sardane heading past the half mile pole while at the rail.  Under clever handling from Smith, she was able to re-take the lead leaving the quarter pole and finished a head in front of Zaffinah in a huge effort.Off as the third choice at 4-1, Ms Bad Behavior paid $3.20 and $3.00.Irish-bred Zaffinah finished well from off the pace to be third, six lengths clear of La Sardane.  Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Zaffinah was the biggest price in the field at 36-1 and paid $4.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.66, 47.29, 1:11.39 and 1:23.25.Racing resumes on Friday at Santa Anita with first post time for a nine-race card at 12:30 p.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more