Zaha urged to think carefully about Newcastle offer

first_imgCrystal Palace ace, Wilfried Zaha, has been urged to think carefully about a move to Newcastle United. Zaha is being linked with a lucrative move to St James’ Park following the proposed £300million Saudi takeover. But Peter Ramage, who came through the ranks with Newcastle and later played for Palace, believes Zaha would be better off joining a top club rather than moving to the Magpies in a money-motivated transfer. “It will be bittersweet. I think Wilf is now at a moment in his career where if he has aspirations to get to that next level in his career, with all due respect to Palace, he is going to leave,” Peter Ramage said, speaking on the Back Of The Nest podcast.Advertisement Loading… “Newcastle wouldn’t be a good move for him in that respect and it would obviously be more the financial aspect rather than anything else if he was to come to Newcastle, and we are just talking hypothetically here. read also:Newcastle place Zaha high on summer shopping list “For me, for Wilf if he wants to break into the top four and Palace have got the ability to do it, but it would be a lot harder for them than those top clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City.” He added: “I have even seen him linked with the top clubs in Europe and he is coming up to 28 now, and the longer he waits, the less of an opportunity he will get.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An Inspiration7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universelast_img read more

Noteboom repeats as Modified winner at Algona

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (May 17) – Jay Noteboom repeated as the IMCA Modified winner Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway.Noteboom started on the inside of row number four before moving to the front of the field to pick up his second win of the season at Algona and his fourth overall this spring.Kelly Shryock took second followed by Ethan Dotson, Austin Wolf and Cody Knecht. Dotson moved up seven positions during the final race of the evening as the hard charger.John Wiemann started on the outside pole and led almost the whole way only to see Heath Tulp edge him by a bumper at the flag stand to take the victory in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature saw Colby Fett pick up his first local victory of the season as he came from the outside of the second row to earn the win.Micah Lavrenz and Doug Wickman led 17 cars to flag stand to take the green flag for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, but once the flag dropped, Wickman dominated the field to earn the win as the race went green white checkered.A good group of 17 Mach-1 Sport Compacts took a look at the Kossuth County oval in preparation for the Bumble Bee Nationals later this season with Jay DeVries coming from inside row five.last_img read more

St. Louis student crafts school mascot

first_imgBatesville, In. — St. Louis School second-grader Henry Giesting used his talent to make the school mascot, The Cardinal, out of clay during art class. Giesting presented his work of art to the principal, Chad Moeller.last_img

Genia sends out Lions warning

first_imgWill Genia has warned the British and Irish Lions that the best is yet to come from Australia with the rivals ready to decide their drawn series at ANZ Stadium on Saturday. Only three points have separated the teams in two nerve-jangling Tests and another epic encounter is expected in Sydney when they collide one final time. The general perception is that the momentum of the series has shifted towards Australia and Wallabies ringmaster Genia is convinced they will full throttle when it matters most. “I’m very confident that we haven’t produced our best performance yet,” the scrum-half said. “We can honestly say that we probably haven’t played our best rugby throughout the series so far.” He added: “We’ve probably made too many errors to give ourselves the opportunity to play any sort of fast-flowing rugby. We were able to do that in the last 20/30 minutes of the Test in Melbourne and we’ll take a lot of confidence out of that moving forward. “I expect tomorrow to be a really tough contest. Whether the scoreboard reflects that or not, we’ll just have to wait and see. There’s not been many points scored but there’s been a lot of intent, hence a lot of errors on our part last week and on their part as well.” Australia face a Lions backline that is missing four-time tourist Brian O’Driscoll, who has been dropped with head coach Warren Gatland preferring the all-Wales combination of Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies. The 34-year-old Ireland centre’s Lions career is over and it may be a call that comes back to haunt Gatland if events at the ANZ Stadium do not go his way. “It was obviously disappointing I guess in a sense for Brian,” said Genia. “You would have loved to have seen him have that fairytale finish emotionally, but Warren said he made the decision based purely on rugby and he left his heart out of it. “I guess you’ve got to give him respect for that. He’s gone back to combinations of guys who have done well for him in the past.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hosting new season entirely in Kolkata in I-League’s plans

first_imgKOLKATA: The entire season of the I-League is likely to be held in Kolkata keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country, sources have said.”This is one of the plans that we are working on. Nothing’s confirmed yet,” a top source close to the development told IANS on Sunday. The country’s top-tier competition, the Indian Super League (ISL), is also likely to be held in one city with Goa emerging as the favourite to host the tournament behind closed-doors. While it is too early to say whether the I-League, which is expected to start in the last week of November, will be held behind closed-doors or not as per sources, there are indications that it could go that way, considering the health situation in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has also been learnt that the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata will not be used since it is locked for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The ISL will be held with players staying inside the bio-secure bubble to eradicate the threat of COVID-19 and the I-League is also slated to follow that. The 2019-20 I-League second division could not be completed due to the pandemic in March so the line-up for the 2020-21 I-League season is yet to be decided. IANSAlso watch: Get Set Global: How are People in The UK Facing Financial Crisis & Morelast_img read more

Asian Games Indian para-athletes’ inspiring stories will make your heart swell with pride

first_imgNew Delhi: A full-fledged team of around 300 members including athletes, coaches, support staff, escorts, staff, and officials, is all set to represent India in the Asian Para Games 2018, slated to be held from October 6 to 13 in Jakarta. A warm heartfelt send-off ceremony was held in New Delhi on Thursday by the combined comity of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). The occasion also staged the expressions of the India Paralympic athletes including Deepa Malik, Mariappan Thangavelu, Amit Kumar Saroha, and Varun Bhati, among others, which clamps the magic of inspiring generations to come.Also Read | I am here for my selfish reasons: Shah Rukh Khan at the Indian para athletes send-off ceremonyDeepa Malik became the first Indian woman to achieve a medal in Paralympic games by securing a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Shot Put. The words of her bravery and courage fail to justify the immense virtue that is tagged along with her. The athlete was paralysed at the age of 30. Without losing the will to empower her goal, she began her swimming career when she was 36 while the crown of recognition was bestowed upon her only four years later.“Forty is an age for a woman where she goes through many changes. On one hand, there were identity crises spurting within me while I was paralysed and anchored to the wheelchair, on the other. However, when I sported the Indian tracksuit and stood below our National Flag, emblazoning my medal, everything changed as I had accomplished a profound identity,” expresses the 47-year-old athlete.“When an athlete wins a medal, it belongs to the country and not the individual. It becomes a medal of 1.3 billion Indians.”Arjuna Awardee and Asian Para Games medallist, Amit Kumar Saroha, is one of India’s top Para athletes and the first quadriplegic to represent India at a Paralympic Games (London, 2012). Hailing from Haryana, the sportsperson shared that he used to play hockey in his early days. Even after getting injured in 2007, the sportsmen spirit did not leave him. Amit says while addressing every para-athlete, “I wanted to see my country win medal and I wanted to be the one to make my nation proud. This motivation stays with me while I perform for my country.”Also Read | Rahul Gandhi in Madhya Pradesh: ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ to be changed if Congress comes to power’Mariappan Thangavelu, who has brought this country a huge pride, says the organisation has provided him a platform where despite the disability, he can contribute his best.Deepa expressed her gratitude to Shah Rukh who leads the Meer Foundation and Kolkata Knight Riders and said that his step towards encouraging the athletes will help to create an awareness about it among the masses. “I am thankful to Shah Rukh Khan for coming today and motivating us to do our best. Wherever he goes, he has the charm and personality that brings a lot of recognition. His association with us will raise the awareness about the game,” Deepa said.The words, the stories, and the struggles which the athletes shared will resonate through the soul of inspirations. It will motivate humanity to adorn the many struggles that life bestows upon them. These athletes are the true heroes of the country whose courage will lead the path towards the triumph.Also Read | How Sidharth Malhotra finds a perfect getaway for team ‘Jabariya Jodi’ in LucknowNews Nation wishes good luck to all the athletes representing India at the Asian Para Games 2018! For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Shakib Al Hasan rues not getting the Player of the Tournament award

first_imgSHAKIB Al Hasan, the Bangladesh all-rounder, was a bit surprised after he didn’t get the Player of the Tournament award in the 2019 World Cup.He was one of the contenders, but in the end, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson got the award. In the mega event, Shakib churned out 606 runs with five fifties and two centuries, and also got 11 wickets, including a fifer against Afghanistan.Shakib understands that the award is the highest honour for any individual cricketer. Had Bangladesh qualified even for the semis, Shakib had more than a decent chance of becoming the leading run-scorer above David Warner and Rohit Sharma.“Well, I wished for it, to be honest. Yeah, I think as an individual player that’s the highest achievement you can get,” Shakib was quoted as saying to Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz.Shakib had once gotten the Player of the Series award in the 2012 Asia Cup. There he managed 237 runs in four matches and also picked up six wickets. Back then, he was relatively young and was privileged to play alongside the likes of Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Younis Khan.“I got man of the series once in 2012 Asia Cup. That was I think a huge achievement for me because all the big names of the other sub-continent teams were also there, like Mahela, Sangakkara, Sachin, Sehwag all those players were playing at that time, Misbah, Younis Khan all those players were playing,” he stated.Even as Shakib rues not getting the award last year, he also reckons that Williamson was a worthy winner of the same. The Magura-born lauded the Kiwis’ captain for how he took his team to the final where they missed out against England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.“Getting the man of the series award at that stage was a special moment for me but yeah it would have been nice if I would have got the Man of the Tournament in the World Cup. But that happens and I think Kane deserve it. The way he handled his team and took them to the final was something I’ll cherish,” Shakib added. (CricTracker)last_img read more

Following overtime victory over Louisville, UConn can become bowl eligible against Cincinnati

first_imgAfter a disappointing 13-6 loss at South Florida on Nov. 3, Connecticut’s bowl aspirations looked bleak. At 3-6 overall, the Huskies needed to win out to achieve bowl eligibility. Three conference games loomed, including a trip to a Louisville team that was undefeated at the time of the Huskies’ seemingly crushing loss.UConn’s all-or-nothing effort was just enough for the Huskies to upset the favored Cardinals last Saturday.“It was a hard-fought game,” Connecticut coach Paul Pasqualoni said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “Louisville played very, very hard. … We had a lot of guys contribute in this game, and we had to play a lot of players.”Connecticut outlasted Louisville 23-20 in triple overtime, with Chad Christen’s 30-yard field goal sending the Huskies to the win. Now 5-6, UConn needs to beat Cincinnati this week to earn bowl eligibility.UConn started the season 3-2, but then lost four straight games, all in conference play. The season got better against Pittsburgh, when UConn jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and held on for a season-saving 24-17 win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen came the improbable at Louisville. Facing the one-loss Cardinals, UConn held quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the UL offense scoreless through nearly four quarters before Bridgewater threw a 6-yard touchdown pass with just 21 seconds remaining to force overtime tied at 10. Despite being outgained 374-92 in the air and 401-241 overall, the scrappy Huskies held their own in time of possession and stayed in the game by holding Louisville to 7-of-21 on third down conversions.Just like that, UConn had a two-game winning streak after four straight losses.“The margin of error is very slim,” Pasqualoni said. “We’ve had some tough games; we’ve had some very, very close games this year that have not gone our way. … I would give credit to the players. They’ve been disappointed, but certainly not discouraged.”Connecticut was not the only Big East team to keep its bowl hopes alive with an upset win on Saturday. After dropping the 24-17 decision to UConn, Pittsburgh fell to 4-6, needing a home victory over first-place Rutgers to stay alive.The Panthers did just that in emphatic fashion, cruising to a 27-6 home victory over the Scarlet Knights. Pitt outgained Rutgers 365-207 in the game, with senior quarterback Tino Sunseri passing for 227 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in his final home game.“That was a big win,” Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst said during the teleconference. “Rutgers is a good football team. It was Senior Day for 18 seniors, so it was a good day to send them out. I thought guys played hard and found a way to make enough plays to win.”Now it’s back to work for Connecticut and Pittsburgh, with the teams facing the same do-or-die situation this coming Saturday. Pitt has the easier matchup on paper, with a trip to 3-8 South Florida, a team that has dropped eight of its last nine.Still, Chryst and his players are not looking past the Bulls.“There is a big difference,” Chryst said. “This is the last time this group of players will play together. If we can go out and earn the right to play another game, I think that’s a huge thing. … I think we’ve got a heck of a challenge against South Florida, and we’ve got to focus on that.”The Huskies will have home-field advantage against 8-3 Cincinnati, which has won three of four, including a 27-10 win over South Florida on Saturday. The Bearcats have the added incentive of playing for a share of the Big East crown, although they can’t win it outright due to a tiebreaker against Rutgers and Louisville.“Cincinnati is an outstanding team,” Pasqualoni said. “They have a very explosive offense; I really like what they do. … They run the ball well, they have an excellent core of wide receivers. This will be another tough game, and another big challenge for us this Saturday.”Regardless of what happens in this week’s win-or-go-home situations, UConn and Pitt’s impressive efforts against Louisville and Rutgers remain real. For Pasqualoni, it’s a testament to his team’s toughness and determination despite this season’s adversity.“Things in life don’t always go your way,” Pasqualoni said. “To me, there’s life lessons to be learned, and one of the most important characteristics you can have is persistence and perseverance. If you stay with it long enough, maybe you will have some success, and maybe you will succeed.”Big East title raceWith its win on Saturday, UConn kept Louisville from controlling its own destiny in the Big East title conversation. Louisville plays Rutgers on Thursday, needing a win to stay alive in the title hunt. Rutgers controls its own destiny as it can win the conference outright at 6-1 in Big East play with a win over Louisville.A Louisville win would tie the two teams at 5-2 in conference play, putting the Cardinals and Scarlet Knights in a three-way tie with Syracuse for the conference crown. In this scenario, with all three teams 1-1 against each other in head-to-head play, the tiebreaker would go to the highest-ranked team in the final Bowl Championship Series standings. All three teams are currently ranked outside the BCS Top 25. It is very unlikely that the 7-5 Orange could finish ahead of Rutgers and Louisville, each 9-2 overall, in the final BCS standings, so the BCS bid would almost certainly go to the winner of Rutgers-Louisville. Comments Published on November 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm Contact Kevin: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Top 5 moments from Syracuse’s 2017-18 school year

first_img Comments Published on August 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 There were dozens of exciting moments in SU Athletics last year, and if you’re new to SU, this is what you should catch up on.Here are five notable moments from Syracuse sports in the 2017-18 academic year.Todd Michalek | Staff PhotographerOct. 13, 2017 – Syracuse defeated then-No. 2 Clemson 27-24 inside the Carrier Dome for SU football’s biggest upset since 1984. The Orange entered the game as 24-point underdogs to the defending national champions, but against a Clemson team with an injured starting quarterback, SU held the Tigers to just more than 200 yards passing. In front of SU’s largest crowd of the season (42,475 fans) the Orange offense totaled 440 yards and three touchdowns. In the game’s final quarter, a failed Clemson fake punt ended its last possession with more than 6 minutes remaining.  On SU’s final drive, Eric Dungey sealed the upset with a third down conversion on the ground.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerNov. 18, 2017 – As a sophomore, Justyn Knight finished fourth at the national cross country championship. As a junior, he placed second. In his final attempt last November, he won. Knight also won a second national title during the indoor track season, and he graduated as one of the most decorated athletes in SU history.Codie Yan | Staff PhotographerJan. 4, 2017 – Tiana Mangakahia set an ACC single-season record and an SU single-game assist record in her debut season for women’s basketball at Syracuse. In early January, against Georgia Tech at home, she lit up the court with 44 points, one point below the program record, in an 88-77 win. She shot 20-for-21 from the free-throw line. The sophomore point guard from Australia, who transferred from Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College last season, led the nation in assists with 304, and racked up 14 double-doubles.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerMar. 18, 2018 – After the Orange snuck into the NCAA Tournament field, SU went on a three-game run which culminated with a 55-53 win over No. 3 seed Michigan State in the round of 32. It was the third time in five days that SU held its NCAA Tournament opponent to less than 60 points. Syracuse lost to Duke in the Sweet 16, but the win over MSU put a positive stamp on an up-and-down season for Jim Boeheim’s squad.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerApril 1, 2018 – Syracuse women’s tennis upset then-No. 3 Georgia Tech, 4-3. SU picked up the doubles point with a dominant 6-2 win by Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez over the No. 1 doubles pair in the nation. Then, with Syracuse at three points and needing one to clinch the match, Knutson crushed an ace down the middle of the court and past No. 22 singles player Paige Hourigan. It was the biggest win, by ranking, in program history.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

first_imgLast Updated: 7th August, 2020 06:47 IST Apparent Roster Snafu Changes Blue Jays Pitching Plans An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves WATCH US LIVE An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW UScenter_img Written By First Published: 7th August, 2020 06:47 IST COMMENT LIVE TVlast_img read more