10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: Solskjaer appointment similar to me

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Solskjaer appointment similar to meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola feels Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment at Manchester United can be a positive.Guardiola likened Solskjaer’s appointment at Manchester United to his first major job in management at Barcelona in 2008.”When a young manager like Solskjaer has this chance it’s because the club decided he could do it,” he said.”I was quite similar, quite young and we try to do our best. You can’t compare players to being managers.”The fact that I was there since I was 13, you know the club for sure. Knowing the people and how it works is important. Being there in the past is a positive.” last_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson assures Man City: Liverpool will get beaten

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson assures Man City: Liverpool will get beatenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says victory at Manchester City won’t hurt thei title chances.The result has delivered Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool with a golden opportunity to leave the champions trailing when the top two meet back at the Etihad Stadium on January 3.“I don’t think Pep [Guardiola] will be concerned about it,” said Hodgson, himself a former Liverpool manager.“There are still 20 games to play and no matter how Liverpool play they will come against a game like this. “Someone, somewhere will beat them against the odds.” last_img

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UK business groups plead for deal to prevent nodeal Brexit

first_imgLONDON — Britain’s five leading business groups are pleading with the government to act to prevent the country’s departure from the European Union without a deal.In an unusual expression of unity, the groups that represent hundreds of thousands of businesses employing millions told the nation’s leaders to put their political party affiliations aside and prevent a so-called “no deal” Brexit.The statement says “businesses have been watching in horror as politicians have focused on factional disputes rather than practical steps that business needs to move forward. The lack of progress … means that the risk of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is rising.”The statement was signed by the British Chambers of Commerce, the Confederation of British Industry, the manufacturers’ organization called EEF, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of DirectorsThe Associated Presslast_img read more

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Japan says it will leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

first_imgTOKYO — Japan says it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but says it will no longer go to the Antarctic to hunt.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that Japan’s commercial whaling will be limited to its territorial and economic waters.The IWC imposed a commercial moratorium in the 1980s due to a dwindling whale population. Japan switched to what it calls research whaling and says stocks have recovered enough to resume commercial hunt. The research program was criticized as a cover for commercial hunting as the meat is sold on the market at home.Japan has said the IWC has become more like an opponent of whaling than an organization aiming for sustainability.Japan has cut back on its catch as Japanese consume less whale meat.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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The Sixers Still Have Growing Pains To Work Out

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Embed Code Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Dec. 21, 2017), Neil, Chris and Kyle discuss Kobe Bryant’s retirement ceremony and debate whether No. 8 Kobe or No. 24 Kobe is the Bryant they’d want on their team. Next, they break down the Philadelphia 76ers’ up-and-down season, taking a deep look at Ben Simmons and what he needs to do to improve his play. Plus, a small-sample-size segment on Kawhi Leonard’s return.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Chris wrote that Kobe may be the NBA’s last gunslinger.Neil and Chris on why the Sixers might be dominant sooner than we think.Neil made the case last season for Kawhi Leonard, MVP. read more

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Big Ten play becoming big pain for struggling Buckeyes

The Big Ten has been a big pain for the Ohio State women’s basketball team this season.Aside from an early loss to Duke, the Buckeyes cruised through their nonconference schedule. However, they have struggled to find their game against teams who know their style of play.“There’s a difference between nonconference play and conference play,” coach Jim Foster said. “Nonconference play … you play a team twice, home and away, or you play them once. In terms of conference games, you can have a 10 to 12 game resume against your opponents depending on upper-classmen.”Before they began their conference schedule, the Buckeyes averaged 86.3 points per game. Against conference opponents, they have only averaged 70.1.That 16-point difference would be big for any team, but OSU is especially affected because they have allowed nearly the same amount of points per game.Foster has said that the team has the skills to win the close games and has won many of them over the last five years, but now people are noticing because “maybe we’re just in more of them.”Big Ten play has already handed OSU two losses and three games decided by three points or fewer in just ten conference games. In contrast, OSU had one loss and only one game decided by 10 points or less in nonconference play.The two losses from the Big Ten came against Purdue and Indiana in away games with both teams being unranked and struggling to maintain winning records.“Coaches refer to [a season] as three seasons,” Foster said, referring to out-of-conference schedule, conference schedule and the postseason. “A lot of times you’re just happy to get out of the conference season, let alone a conference that plays 18 games. There are some conferences around that play each other once.”Not only have the Buckeyes shot worse when playing a conference opponent, by about 10 percent, but they allow their opponents to shoot better from the floor as well.    OSU has a smaller advantage in rebounds as well — it is cut in half against conference opponents. The last week has been especially brutal for OSU as its two conference losses have occurred within this span. However, center Jantel Lavender doesn’t feel that the team is playing to its potential.“Close games are games that we make close games, because I think that we can beat teams by way more points than we’ve been beating them,” Lavender said. Foster believes this inconsistency in play is due to the youth of the team. The Buckeyes only have four seniors, none of which are starters, although three of the four see the court each game.With games still remaining against a surging Purdue team and a talented Michigan State team, both at home, the season could head in either direction for the Buckeyes depending on their resiliency. read more

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Cincinnati football player killed in motorcycle accident

A Cincinnati Bearcats football player has died.Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, 19, was reportedly struck and killed by a vehicle while driving his motorcycle Thursday, according to tweets from Brett Hoffland of FOX19 in Cincinnati on his Twitter account, @Fox19Brett.Kennedy-Palmore was pronounced dead at the UC Medical Center after the accident, which occurred at about 1:30 p.m., according to a release from UC. He was wearing a helmet. The release said his teammates were informed of the incident after their Thursday practice.Kennedy-Palmore was a redshirt-freshman walk-on running back from Liberty Township, Ohio. He graduated from Lakota East High School in 2013.“Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said in a released statement.The death of Kennedy-Palmore comes just over a year after Cincinnati football player Ben Flick died in a one-vehicle accident Sept. 21, 2013.The Bearcats are scheduled to take on the Buckeyes Saturday at 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Ohio State mens soccer teams losing streak at 3 with 2 road

Then-sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom (25) kicks the ball during a game against Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Nov. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe beginning of Ohio State men’s soccer team’s first road trip this season turned sour after a pair of losses to No. 17 University of Maryland, Baltimore County (3-0-1) and Navy (2-1-1) over the weekend.After Friday’s loss to the ranked UMBC in Baltimore, the Buckeyes stayed in the state of Maryland but were blown out by a score of 3-0 against Navy on Sunday in Annapolis.OSU had a good chance to score in the 29th minute, but OSU sophomore forward Marcus McCrary’s shot was deflected off the side of the net from six yards out.Navy sophomore forward Aubrey Jones scored a 10-yard goal in the 36th minute of the game to give the Midshipmen their first point on the board.The Buckeyes had another chance to score in the 60th minute when McCrary passed the ball to OSU junior forward Danny Jensen, who then launched the ball toward the net. However, Navy senior goalkeeper Jackson Morgan denied Jensen’s shot to maintain the one-goal advantage.OSU continued to battle against the home squad in the 19th minute of regulation, but the Midshipmen managed to put two more points on the board giving the team a final score of 3-0.Overall, Navy held a 5-3 advantage in the corners over the Buckeyes.Despite a better performance two nights before at UMBC, the Buckeyes still opened the weekend the same way they closed it: scoreless.The Buckeyes held a 9-0 advantage in the corners and a 5-2 lead in shots in the first half of the game, but were unable to get anything into the net.OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson attempted a shot from the corner in the seventh minute, but his attempt was blocked, taking away the opportunity for a Buckeye point. OSU senior midfielder and co-captain Zach Mason went for the first shot on goal for OSU from the corner in the 10th minute, but it was saved by UMBC sophomore goalkeeper Billy Heavner.The Buckeyes had two back-to-back corner kicks finishing the first half, but they could not execute, leaving the game scoreless at the break.Midway through the second half, UMBC senior forward Darius Madison scored a goal from 14 yards out in the 59th minute of the game, giving the Retrievers a 1-0 lead over the Buckeyes.OSU continued to fight back for a chance to tie the game, but continued to be unable to score.McCrary came close to scoring a goal in the 68th minute when he launched the ball 12 yards into the goal. However, Heavner saved McCrary’s kick.With one final attempt, OSU senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle was given the opportunity of a free kick in the 89th minute, but couldn’t make a connection between the ball and the net, giving the team a 1-0 loss against UMBC.OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer now falls 1-3 on the year, stopping just five of nine shots on goal over the weekend.The Buckeyes are next scheduled to open Big Ten play on the road against Northwestern on Friday in Bridgeview, Illinois, at 8 p.m. read more

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Mourinho admitted that he likes Joao Mario

first_imgJoao Mario was loaned to West Ham United this season but it is not sure whether he will stay in the Premier League or not – and José Mourinho insisted that he would like this to happen.The Portuguese coach admitted that he likes a lot the way his fellow countryman plays and he would love him to stay at West Ham – and he insisted that a future transfer to Old Trafford is realistic.The controversial manager spoke about Mario as he said, according to Football Italia:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’d like him to stay in England, it would be better for him. He’s started a good process and it would be right to complete it. It’s a process through which he can establish himself in English football. Staying in the Premier League would be good for his growth.”“Joao Mario at United? Why not! West Ham is a historic, important club that wants to grow. Joao just had to adapt.”“He’s someone who thinks and acts quickly, he’s recovering intensity and aggressiveness, I’ve liked him more in every game.”last_img read more

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Fabian Schar ready for tough Premier League test

first_imgNewcastle new signing Fabian Schar is looking forward to proving himself in the “best league in the world,” adding that the desire to play under Benitez was the driving force behind his Newcastle signing.The Switzerland international is now on a three-year deal with Newcastle from Deportivo La Coruna for £3m. He is also excited by the prospect of testing himself in the upcoming Premier League.Speaking to Sky Sports Schar said:“The Premier League is the best league in the world, you have so many good players and many good teams. Almost everybody can beat everybody so that is what I am looking forward to.“With the great stadiums and all the fans, it’s going to be fantastic next season. I’m really happy to be here. England is the best league in the world.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I need some training and some more pre-season because the season is coming quick, and I have to be ready in maybe just two weeks. I’m really looking forward to it.“I have had maybe two or three training sessions with team-mates, and one game, so I need some time but what I have seen is that we have a good team and quality in the squad.”He added:“He (Benitez) gave me a good feeling, he’s a big coach with a lot of experience, and Newcastle is a big team so it seemed to me to be perfect. I’m really happy.“I am a defender and I know how to defend. My first job is to keep the score to zero. My quality is to help in the build-up with good long passes, this is my strength and why Rafa Benitez called for me.”last_img read more

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