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Attacking area is an issue – Brooking

first_img “We also need to get that support from midfield because from the goal-scoring point of view we haven’t had a couple of players who have got into double figures, which gives you that opportunity to get the victories.” Brooking has urged joint chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan to give manager Sam Allardyce free rein having given him a new two-year contract earlier this month. “The Davids have recognised the experience Sam has in this league and it’s important this coming year that he does what he wants to do,” he said. “If you look at the track record the two Davids have got, they have been pretty consistent with giving opportunities to managers when they are leading a club. “Sam led the club to bounce back with promotion and we got the win on the final day of this season to finish 10th.” The Hammers have yet to make Andy Carroll’s loan deal from Liverpool permanent after he impressed last season, while a second striker in Carlton Cole has been allowed to leave. Brooking, who scored 102 goals in 647 appearances for West Ham, also insists a greater goal-scoring threat is needed in midfield. “Andy Carroll has done well but nobody knows what is going to happen with Andy. Carlton Cole’s contract is up, so the attacking area is an issue,” he told West Ham TV. West Ham great Sir Trevor Brooking is concerned by the lack of firepower at Upton Park.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Football News Telangana boys win Futsal Under 13 National Championship 2019

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Under 13 team of Telangana on Saturday have been crowned as the Futsal U-13 national football champion after defeating Maharashtra at Kochi’s Rajeev Gandhi International Stadium. The Finals was played between Telangana and Maharashtra for the title and the result of the game was concluded through a penalty shootout. The championship was organised by Futsal Association of India (FAI).In the very first five minutes of the game, team of Maharashtra took a lead by scoring one goal, then, it was Aryan R who equalised the score with a stunning goal.In the end, the match ended with both the team with one goal each on the scorecard which lead to a penalty shootout.Telangana converted all of their penalty kicks into goal, courtesy to Lokesh V, Vamshi Krishna and Pratham Joshi while their goalkeeper Dhanvi Tejas managed to save two penalty kicks.Telangana boys maintained their dominance throughout the tournament by defeating each and every one of their opponents.The team of Telangana during the group stage defeated Maharashtra 1-0, drew the match with Assam, defeated Delhi 5-1 and Andhra Pradesh in the final group stage match by 3-0.Then, in the semis, Telangana boys beat Gujarat 3-0 with the help of two goals by Jason Powell and one by Piyush TP. last_img read more


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Nebraska Omaha looks for home win vs Denver

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDenver (5-21, 1-11) vs. Nebraska Omaha (12-14, 5-6)Baxter Arena, Omaha, Nebraska; Sunday, 5:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Nebraska Omaha looks for its fourth straight win over Denver at Baxter Arena. The last victory for the Pioneers at Nebraska Omaha was a 75-72 win on Feb. 6, 2016. Associated Press February 15, 2020 Nebraska Omaha looks for home win vs Denvercenter_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Matt Pile has averaged a double-double with 12.5 points and 10.2 rebounds to lead the way for the Mavericks. KJ Robinson has paired with Pile and is putting up 14.6 points per game. The Pioneers have been led by Ade Murkey, who is averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds.TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Mavericks have scored 76.4 points per game against Summit League opponents so far, an improvement from the 71.3 per game they recorded in non-conference play.ACCURATE ADE: Murkey has connected on 37 percent of the 54 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 8 over the last three games. He’s also made 70.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Nebraska Omaha is 0-6 this year when it scores 65 points or fewer and 12-8 when it scores at least 66.THREAT FROM DISTANCE: Denver’s Jase Townsend has attempted 141 3-pointers and connected on 40.4 percent of them, and is 8 for 25 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Nebraska Omaha is rated second in the Summit League with an average of 71.6 possessions per game. The uptempo Mavericks have raised that total to 72.7 possessions per game over their last five games. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more


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Intramural sports keep students competing

first_imgTen freshmen from Flint and Day halls needed to find their group’s identity. Pressed on time to decide their intramural basketball team name, they chose “Taylor Gang.”They soon became close friends.“Taylor Gang,” a name inspired by rapper Wiz Khalifa, came together in fall 2011 and had immediate success, advancing to the intramural league’s championship game.“Everyone was shocked,” sports management major Javier Morel said of his team’s early success.The Department of Recreational Services at Syracuse University offers students the chance to play competitive sports while making friends during the busy school year. The department will offer 16 intramural sports during the 2012-13 school year. The fall semester sports include basketball, broomball, flag football, outdoor soccer, softball, doubles and singles tennis and volleyball.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textForming a team with residence hall floor-mates is a great way for students to get to know the people they’re living with, said Nadine Essel, assistant director of Recreation Services. Even if a student doesn’t sign up as part of a team, he or she can be put on a list for teams in need of a player.“Anybody can play,” said Essel, who runs the intramural program. “Anybody who wants to get involved can. We have students competing at all different experience levels.”For students, no matter the experience level, intramural sports are about the fun, friendships and memories formed during the season.Long Nguyen played soccer last year to stay active during his first year of college. Nguyen’s team lost in its semifinal match, but he said he played for fun.“It was nice to get some friendly competition going with the tournament and group-play games,” said Nguyen, a sophomore mechanical engineering major. “We tried to take it kind of seriously, but in the end we all knew it was just for fun and that it didn’t really mean anything if we lost.”Cory Cooper has played both intramural flag football and basketball.Cooper remembers playing in the championship flag football game his freshman year, calling it a great experience.An information management and techology major and member of the “Taylor Gang,” Cooper said he’s noticed students from diverse backgrounds bonding by playing intramurals. That social aspect is another benefit Essel highlights for students who participate.“It’s good to try something new,” Essel said. “You can work on social skills and getting along with people and learn sportsmanship.”For Cooper, Morel and the rest of the team, their bond as friends translated to cohesion on the court.The players stuck together but, as sophomores, changed their team name to “Jet Mafia,” a reference to their fast-paced style of play and their friendship.Jeremy Ceille, who handled the team’s jersey orders, acts as the manager while also playing. Ceille said also played intramural flag football the past two years and won the championship his freshman season.The entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises and geography dual major said his favorite aspect of intramural basketball is the competition level, which serves as extra motivation to win.Still, winning is only a small part of the experience.“I think it’s important to remember that the goal is to just have fun. Getting too serious with it can really ruin the enjoyment of the game for not only your own team but the teams that you play against,” Nguyen said. Comments Published on August 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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MSP Alpena Post & City Fire Explain Michigan Vehicle Code Unmarked Rescue and Fire Vehicles

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Michigan State Police Alpena Post, and the City Fire Department is explaining the use for unmarked cars after a number of concerns and questions.According to MSP Trooper, Ashley Simpson, and Fire Chief, Forbush if you see an unmarked vehicle, in most cases it is a volunteer fire fighter, first responder, or EMS, leaving another place of work or responding from home to help with a scene. Using the Michigan Vehicle Code, first responders, and volunteer fire fighters are allowed to use unmarked vehicles.“Here in Alpena County, majority of our local township fire departments are volunteer only so they’re responding from home or their place of work or from a family event. So they’re allowed to have those emergency lights on their personal vehicles to allow them to get to the scene and be able to help in whatever situation they’re dealing with,” Simpson said.When you see an unmarked car with their emergency lights on you must slow down, move over to the right and stop. However if the volunteer firefighter, first responder, or EMS team member does not have visible emergency lights and are using their 4 way hazard lights on the car then they have to follow the same rules just as anyone else on the roads.“The correct action to take is to pull to the right and stop, and make way. Emergency vehicles are trained to go left, because the public is by law to go right. So we shouldn’t be passing you on the right therefore you shouldn’t be moving left. Don’t turn in front of them; don’t pull in front of them. Pull as far to the right as possible and assume they are going to pass you on the left.That’s what we’re trained to do and working together we can all be a lot safer and it will work great,” Chief Bill Forbush said. Chief Bill Forbush stresses the pull over rule to make sure more accidents don’t happen.If you have additional questions about the unmarked rescue and fire vehicle rules don’t hesitate to contact the city of Alpena Fire Department or the Michigan State Police Alpena Post. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Unmarked Vehicles, Volunteer FirefightersContinue ReadingPrevious Austin Brothers Beer Co. to Unveil New Beer at Brown Trout FestivalNext Home Depot Renovates VFW Post for Community Daylast_img read more


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Kelli Tennant on the uproar over the photo of Kiké Hernandez and a bucket

first_imgThe photo was taken in April of 2017, and those who follow the Dodgers and the club’s telecasts on Spectrum SportsNet LA understood it was all in fun: Kiké Hernandez, all 5-foot-10 of him, standing on a bucket to conduct a postgame interview with Kelli Tennant, 6-2 and wearing heels, the continuation of a long-running gag.News: Kelli Tennant has reportedly sued Luke Walton for sexual assaultAnd then, almost 15 months later, someone who didn’t know the context or didn’t care decided to weigh in on Twitter:Siri: show me fragile masculinity pic.twitter.com/XVtCDKSW5D “The thing that I tried to really help people understand is that this was a long-standing, over two-year joke between us that happened in the clubhouse. And many other players did it as well. It wasn’t just Kiké. Chase Utley used to jump on a couch and say ‘I’m ready,’ and I thought it was so funny. None of them are ever degrading or said, ‘Oh, don’t wear your heels. What’s wrong with you?’ It was always, they treated me like their sister. Everything was in jest. And I appreciated that.“And I am really tall. I’m 6-4 in heels. I know that. So if someone wants to make fun of me, I actually think it’s hilarious. I know what I’m doing. I’m aware. And it’s an inside joke that was taken out of context and unfortunately that’s the world of social media. And I’m just so sorry that he had to bear the brunt of that because he didn’t deserve it.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Tennant dropped away from social media for a period earlier in the year. Was she tempted to say, ‘I’m out’ again after that?“No, no,” she said. “You know, it’s actually good because I realized that I can’t worry about what people think of me or what they say because at the end of the day everyone’s going to have an opinion and most of these people don’t know me. They don’t know Kiké. And so you have to take everything with a grain of salt.“And if there was any validity to it then maybe I would have taken an internal look at myself and said, ‘Oh, maybe I shouldn’t do that.’ But there wasn’t any. And you have to be able to have fun. We can’t be so sensitive that we can’t have fun and pull jokes like that (or) what’s the point? You know, life is too short.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img — Nun Ya (@Ishfery) July 8, 2018Yes, the tweet went viral, and you can imagine the back-and-forth.“I had a lot of responses to that emotionally,” Tennant says now. “I think the world of Kiké. He is such an incredible human. … There is no toxic masculinity in any fiber of his being.“I spoke to him and Mariana, his fiance, over and over, over a period of a couple of weeks because it turned from something that seemed kind of funny into a very, very negative post. And I started posting on his behalf, in defense of him, because I was not OK with the way people were treating him, speaking about him. And I ended up starting to get attacked saying that I was not supportive of women because I allowed him to do that, which if you know anything about me you know that that’s the exact opposite.last_img read more


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Women’s World Cup 2019: Ali Krieger gets called up at halftime, replaces Kelley O’Hara after injury

first_imgO’Hara wasn’t doing well after the incident, coach Jill Ellis told the Fox broadcast at the half, and the U.S. made the decision to bring in Krieger, who until this point had been dormant in the team’s World Cup campaign. Fox later reported O’Hara was showing symptoms of a concussion after being evaluated by the team’s medical staff in the locker room.Start of the second half, Kelley O’Hara has been replaced by Ali Krieger after this nasty clash of heads.(via @TelemundoSports) pic.twitter.com/QcefzAOkJN— The18 (@the18com) July 7, 2019Krieger played in the 2015 cup, where the USWNT won its third world title, and the 2019 Olympics. But since then, she has been absent from the international team.In 2017, Krieger received limited call-ups and only appeared in two games. Then, after not receiving a call-up for 18 months, she was included on the USWNT roster for friendlies against Australia and Belgium as the team prepared for this year’s cup. Ali Krieger got called up in the United States women’s national team’s biggest moment Sunday.The experienced international player replaced Kelley O’Hara in the backfield after O’Hara was at the receiving end of a nasty head-to-head collision just before the half. Ellis and company made the decision to bring the veteran, with 102 caps, on board despite making just one international appearance in the past 25 months.Krieger was named to the final 23-player squad which marked her third World Cup appearance.last_img read more


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What’s next for the XFL after first season is canceled amid coronavirus outbreak?

first_imgOther leagues have the flexibility to suspend or postpone their respective seasons. Since players in the XFL are ultimately eyeing the dream of playing in the NFL, a suspended season wouldn’t have been fair to the players, especially since there’s no obvious date to which they can return to play.The XFL had another five weeks to go, plus two playoff games and then the championship game. The title game was played the Sunday following the end of the NFL Draft on April, 26. With teams looking to fill a preseason roster of 90 players, you better believe they’ll be eyeing XFL stars to sign.Also, while players were allowed to leave following the championship game, players were only signed through May 31. So a delayed or postponed season could only have lasted about about a month, which makes sense why the season was canceled all together.Evaluating XFL’s success through TV ratingsA difference between the XFL and AAF is more people were watching the XFL. Part of that had to do with a better overall TV deal that had more games showcased on network channels, but even still, the numbers showed a big difference.It’s hard to get a direct comparison, though, because several AAF games were broadcasted on Bleacher Report Live, which didn’t release numbers on how many people watched it. But let’s just look at the latest numbers, based on games broadcasted on cable in Week 5 of each respective league.AAFViewersNetworkXFLViewersNetworkSaturday457,000TNTSunday767,000FS1Sunday300,000NFLNSunday833,000ESPNThe XFL’s two Saturday games (not listed on chart above) in Week 5 averaged 1.547 million viewers and 1.497 million viewers, but since they broadcasted on network TV (ABC, FOX), it wasn’t a fair comparison.Evaluating XFL’s success through attendanceAttendance varied from team to team in the XFL, but overall the numbers were solid. Especially in St. Louis where the team started selling upper deck tickets because there were so many fans wanting to attend games. The XFL also out-shined the AAF in this category.Ticket sales through five weeks:XFL: 362,515AAF: 304,284What’s next for the XFL?As for the future of the XFL, the league said in its statement they are “committed to playing a full season in 2021 and future years.”A key difference between the XFL and the now-defunct AAF is the funding behind it. The primary reason the AAF folded is because its initial investor, Reggie Fowler, was not reliable (he was later arrested on bank fraud charges), and threw the league for a loop early on.The XFL is self-financed by Vince McMahon, who plans to put $500 million of his own money into this. McMahon’s initial vision is that this money would last for the first three years of operations. In other words, the XFL felt it would be around for three seasons minimum.“We’re focused on building something for the long term,” XFL President Jeffrey Pollack said before the season started.  The first season of the XFL didn’t get to finish as the league announced it canceled the remainder of the games due to coronavirus fears.Some joked the AAF, which folded eight weeks in, lasted longer than the XFL. That’s not accurate at all. The AAF folded completely and longer exists as a football league. The XFL was forced to cancel its season due to a pandemic that affected every single sports league. Players in the XFL are free to sign with NFL teams immediately, and this leads to one of the more interesting parts about the XFL. The XFL is already dealing with somewhat of a talent shortage because they’re signing players who couldn’t make NFL rosters for various reasons. This was a problem before the cancellation, but it’s still worth addressing.How will the XFL replinish its star players each year and still remain a league people want to watch? It’s not a question I can answer right now, but it’s something worth monitoring by the time the second season comes around. P.J. Walker to Cam Phillips was fun football to watch in the first season, but those two are too talented to not find an NFL home in 2020.But, in summary, this is not the end of the XFL. McMahon is willing to fund the league, and the XFL expects to be back for at least one more season in 2021.last_img read more


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Olympia High School String Quartet to Join Touring Beatles Musical

first_imgFacebook161Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Andy Nagle for “In My Life”When the touring show “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” returns to the Washington Center on October 11, be on the lookout for two quartets — not just one.The Olympia High School String Quartet has the privilege of joining the professional actors on stage to add an element of orchestral texture to the evening.The cast of “In My Life” includes (from left) Chris Paul Overall (“Paul”), Nate Bott (“John”), Axel Clarke (“Ringo”) and Jesse Wilder (“George”). The show will return to Olympia on October 11. Photo credit: Michelle Fairless“In My Life” is the musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and features the live music of renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. The band features Chris Paul Overall (“Paul”), Nathaniel Bott (“John”), Zak Schaffer (“George”) and Axel Clarke (“Ringo”). Brian Epstein is played by Murphy Martin. The production includes multimedia, period costumes and vintage instruments. The show has toured for years and is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. Olympia High School seniors Anna Elewski, Hyunjin Kim and Eric So and sophomore George Tanasse will join the band for the songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hello Goodbye,” and “Hey Jude.” In a special touch, “Yesterday” is played as a scene in which the Paul McCartney character plays the song for the first time for Beatles producer George Martin with the songwriter explaining that he envisioned a string-quartet accompaniment.The Olympia High School String Quartet includes (from left) George Tanasse (Cello), Eric So (Viola),Hyunjin Kim (Violin II) and Anna Ewelski (Violin I). Photo credit: Joe DyvigAll quartet members perform with the Olympia High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestras as well as other prestigious area ensembles, including the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia, All-Northwest Orchestra and the Capital Area Youth Symphony. The OHS Chamber Orchestra was awarded best in state two years ago and placed third in state last year. Kim placed first in the state last year with a piano trio at the solo and ensemble competition.The producers of “In My Life” approached Olympic High Orchestra Director Joseph Dyvig looking for a talented ensemble which could hold their own with a rock band in front of an audience. The show commonly uses a local quartet to augment the production while on tour and hired an OHS quartet to perform last year at the Washington Center.“When we find a strong program like the Olympic High Orchestra, we go back to the same program year after year,” said Andy Nagle, the show’s producer.Elewski was a member of the OHS quartet which performed with the “In My Life” show last October at the Washington Center. “It was a high energy show and I had a lot of fun,” she said. “It made me appreciate Beatles music more.”Hyunjin Kim shares, when asked about her instrument, “The violin is so versatile and capable of playing so many different music genres beyond classical,” she said. “It has a pure sound. When everyone has their parts down and we’re clicking together, there’s this weird sense of community in orchestra,” Kim adds. “We make this huge beautiful thing.”The quartet’s viola player, So switched to the instrument from violin two years ago. “I like the lower voice the viola can produce,” said Do. “Viola parts have a nice concept of beat and rhythm and the instrument is underrated.”Tanasse, the cello player, sites “Here Comes the Sun” as his favorite tune. “The cello is different from most instruments,” said Tanasse. “It’s soothing.”Elewski, So and Tanasse are the group’s Beatles fans. Elewski was a member of the OHS quartet which performed with the “In My Life” show last October at the Washington Center. “It was a high energy show and I had a lot of fun,” she said. “It made me appreciate Beatles music more.” So’s favorite Beatles song is “Eleanor Rigby” and Tanasse’s favorite Fab Four tune is “Here Comes the Sun.”Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band takes shape with Nate Bott (“John”), Axel Clarke (“Ringo”), Chris Paul Overall (“Paul”) and Jesse Wilder (“George”). Photo credit: Michelle Fairless.The multi-media musical returns to the Washington Center Main Stage on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 pm.Tickets are $25-$55 and may be purchased online, by phone at 360-753-8586, by email at boxoffice@washingtoncenter.org or by visiting the theatre box office. Student, senior and group discounts are offered. The show is appropriate for all ages. The show played to a capacity crowd last year at the Washington Center.last_img read more


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SHSU’s McCall, HBU’s Welch Take Men’s Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Fabian McCall and Houston Baptist’s Christopher Welch are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.McCall and Welch each took first-place honors at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas over the weekend. McCall’s 7.81 finish in the 60-meter hurdles topped a 22-man field, ranks first in the Southland and also stands 15th nationally. His time ranks first in the Southland and stands 15th nationally.Welch’s first-place finish in the triple jump bested a field of 18 competitors with a 51-3.75 (15.64m) leap on his final attempt. The sophomore’s jump broke his own school record in addition to a meet record for the Ted Nelson Invitational.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Fabian McCall, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Huntsville, TexasMcCall exploded to a terrific start with a first-place finish in the 60m hurdles at the Ted Nelson Invitational. The senior opened the event with a 7.94 finish that won his preliminary heat and served as the only sub-eight second time. He then completed his afternoon with an impressive 7.81 in the finals to take home the gold medal and add 10 points to the Bearkats’ team score.Honorable Mention: Jared Touart, Central Arkansas; Stephen Aguilar, Houston Baptist; Armando Villarreal, UIW; Slavoski Wright, Northwestern State.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Christopher Welch, Houston Baptist – So. – Dickinson, TexasWelch broke his own school record in the triple jump event, setting a new meet record along the way for the Ted Nelson Invitational. The sophomore won the event by more than six inches with a final attempt of 51-3.75, a mark that currently ranks 18th nationally in the event.Honorable Mention: Tyler Richardson, Abilene Christian; Jeremy Lawson, Northwestern State; Clayton Fritsch, Sam Houston State; Branson Ellis, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more