Real Madrid star Marcelo applauds Bayern Munich defender

first_img Loading… He was a constant thorn in Barcelona’s side in Lisbon, including a sensational run and assist for Bayern’s fifth goal, scored by German international Joshua Kimmich.Marcelo posted on Instagram during the game that Davies ‘brought joy to his eyes when he saw him play’.Read Also: BREAKING: Man City crash out of UCL as Dembele strikesThe result moves Bayern Munich into their first Champions League semi-final since 2018, where they lost to the eventual winners of Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.Flick’s side will now face Ligue 1 club Lyon in the last four at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 19, after Rudi Garcia’s side knocked out Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with a 3-1 win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid defender Marcelo has applauded Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies after his outstanding display in the Bavarians 8-2 Champions League quarter final win over Barcelona on Friday night. The Canadian international has played a key role for Hans-Dieter Flick’s side during their domestic double winning campaign in 2019-20.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Most Expensive Mistakes In History6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Offense fumbles chance to dominate

first_imgView Gallery (4 Photos)A year ago, it would have been considered a compliment to compare Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien to the University of Florida’s signal caller. In 2010, that comparison evokes more fumbles than touchdown runs.Although Tolzien didn’t quite match UF’s John Brantley’s butterfingered performance from week one, UW’s fifth-year senior fumbled three times against San Jose State. The Badgers recovered all three of Tolzien’s fumbles, but they proved to be drive-killers. Especially damaging was the second-quarter miscue at the SJSU 4-yard line, where the Badgers turned the ball over on downs.“That’s on me, I’ve got to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Tolzien said.UW lost two turnovers on the day, the first coming on the Badgers’ second drive. Freshman running back James White tried to stretch the ball into the end zone and lost a fumble out the back, resulting in a touchback.“I got so excited, and then all the excitement went away that fast,” White said. “You take the slow walk to the sideline because you know you did wrong. But I’ll get it corrected by next week.”Although UW went into the locker room at halftime up 17-0, the score likely could have been 31-0 had the offense not turned the ball over in the red zone twice. It was a stark contrast to the unit that led the Big Ten in red zone scoring percentage last season.“We feel that when we get in the red zone, we can’t be stopped,” running back John Clay said. “The only person that was killing [us] was ourselves.”Tolzien’s one interception of the game came on a deep pass down the middle to Isaac Anderson. The ball was overthrown and Anderson fell, leaving him unable to contest SJSU cornerback Peyton Thompson, who picked the ball and returned it 33 yards.The issues with ball security come on the heels of a game against UNLV where UW’s two turnovers turned into Rebel touchdowns.The turnovers weren’t the only similarity to last week. In both games, Wisconsin looked unstoppable in its first drive, only to see the success much harder to come by in subsequent drives. The Badgers went 77 yards in their first scoring drive, which was capped with a short touchdown run by Clay. White’s fumble ended the next drive and the third drive was a three-and-out. According to senior captain John Moffitt, there was a distinct difference between UW’s first drives as compared to the rest.“You know, we finished that drive,” he said. “We kept the critical errors low, the missed assignments low.”While the Badgers were able to survive their sometimes sloppy performance on offense against two teams that went a combined 7-17 in 2009, they may be hard pressed to do the same once Big Ten play starts.Abbrederis shinesA year ago, freshman receiver Jared Abbrederis was running the scout team offense in preparation for Wofford’s wingbone offense. Against the Spartans Saturday, the redshirt freshman was the Badgers’ leading pass catcher, hauling in a team-high five catches.With No. 1 receiver Nick Toon out with a foot injury, Abbrederis was called on to fill a bigger role in just his second career game. Running plays with the No. 1 offense wasn’t anything new for the freshman, though.“During practice, the coaches put us in those positions, just in case something happens,” Abbrederis said. “I was really excited when I got the opportunity to get out there; last week I got some playing time, but today, when [David] Gilreath went down, I really had to step up.”The Wautoma native responded in a big way, with three of his five catches going for first downs. Abbrederis also was used as a decoy in some fake end-arounds.“Anybody that was in fall camp, they saw a guy that can make plays,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “I thought he did a really nice job securing some catches today.”Gilreath demolishedThe scariest moment of the game came in the third quarter, when UW return man David Gilreath took a blow to the head while returning a punt. Gilreath elected not to call for a fair catch, then took a low hit before absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from SJSU’s Dominique Hunsucker and getting knocked out cold.There was an almost 12-minute delay as the UW staff and his mother came out to check on the senior, who was eventually loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance. White and Abbrederis took over kickoff and punt return duties afterward.Bielema said after the game that tests on Gilreath came back negative, though he sustained a concussion. Although it was difficult to see due to the crowd surrounding him, Gilreath came to and was able to move after being unconscious for about a minute. He was discharged the same afternoon.last_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey defense and penalty kill unit thrives in 5-1 win over Robert Morris

first_img Published on January 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm Contact Jake: Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse still killing off a lengthy five-on-three power play, that was now a five-on-four, Robert Morris’ Brittany Howard let go a quick snap shot that hit Abbey Miller’s left pad and the puck deflected to a wide-open Maeve Garvey who was lurking in the crease.Miller immediately lunged to her left and in a split-like motion, got the same left pad on a shot heading for a wide-open net and covered the puck for another faceoff.“I felt like I was kind of flailing around a little bit,” Miller said. “I kind of black out a little bit and it just happens and I don’t really know what my body is doing.”After a few more saves similar to that one including a three save flurry, Syracuse (10-11-5, 9-3-2 College Hockey America) eventually killed off the penalty and continued to utilize its strong penalty-kill, which has not conceded a goal in six games, to beat No.7 Robert Morris (17-3-6, 10-2-2) 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.Besides Miller’s outstanding play when the puck got below the face-off dots, the team simplified its own defensive and neutral zone play to adapt to a speedy Colonial attack.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Friday, Robert Morris found openings for shots to get through. For the majority of play in this game, it couldn’t find space or openings to do much in the offensive zone, resulting in an Orange clear by chipping it off the glass or patiently waiting for an outlet to pass to clear it, not letting pucks lay near Miller for more than a few seconds.When Robert Morris did reach the offensive zone and a Syracuse player could not possess the puck, Syracuse blocked shot after shot eventually out-blocking the Colonials 17-1.Flanagan praised players such as forward Jessica Sibley, Allie Munroe and defenseman Dakota Derrer. The trio continued to take slap shots to the knees and body, well after Stephanie Grossi made the game 4-1 after scoring her second of the game with less than a minute left in the second period.“When we don’t block shots and we don’t do the little things (such as clearing the zone instead of stickhandling) right, that’s when we are not going to be successful,” Munroe said.But when Syracuse was facing challenges — it was shorthanded four times and played four-on-four an additional two times — Miller was there to bail out her teammates with timely saves.Miller’s use of covering up the puck rather than trying advance the play was just as important as it helped a penalty kill keep the game close in the second period before Syracuse pulled away.“We are a team that needs to be very aggressive (on the penalty kill),” Miller said. “That’s when we are at our best. Just going after them and not really giving them time and space is huge.” Commentslast_img read more

AUDIO: AITEO CUP: Our Performance Wasn’t Convincing – Yaw Preko


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1. “Preko 2 September 21” Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 0:29 0:24 “Preko 2 September 21” center_img Technical Adviser of FC IfeanyiUbah Yaw Preko has said he is far from impressed with the performance of his side in their 3-0 thrashing of Abubaker Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC in their first leg quarter-final of the 2017 Aiteo Cup on Wednesday.Former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) hotshot Godwin Obaje grabbed a brace to help the defending champions dismantle visiting ABS at their Nnewi fortress, to take a bold step towards advancing to the semi final.Both teams are scheduled to meet in Ilorin on Saturday in the reverse fixture, with aggregate winners progressing to the last four.In an exclusive chat with, the former Black Stars of Ghana striker said his team will have to work ‘extremely harder’ in order to advance to the semi finals at the expense of the Henry Makinwa-tutored side.“Three goals came but it wasn’t that convincing,” Preko said. “The goals came but the performance wasn’t all that good.“If we (FC IfeanyiUbah) want to go through, we need to work very hard in the away match because it is not going to be easy.“They (ABS) had a couple of chances to hurt us but I think we took our chances. In the first half, they had two clear chances. Before we scored our first goal, they were really in the game.“We need to work very hard in the return match and we’ll see how it goes.” Ahead of the second leg quarter final tie in Ilorin, the former Everton forward remains optimistic that the Cup Holders will eliminate the relegated NPFL side from the competition while reiterating that it won’t come on a platter of gold.“I’m very confident, I’m very confident,” he repeated, when asked about his team’s chances of picking a semi final ticket.“We have to work extremely harder; it’s not going to be easy like I said earlier on. But we need to work very well and be compact, and very disciplined because ABS are a good side.“But we will eliminate them but it’s not going to be easy,” he stated.Apart from pocketing a whooping N25m prize-money, winners of the Aiteo Cup this year will also represent Nigeria in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.Related Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 1. “Preko September 21” “Preko September 21” last_img read more

UKGC maintains National Lottery tender timetable

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 Submit Share Amid fast-changing COVID-19 developments, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has detailed that it will maintain its fourth National Lottery competition timeline.International and domestic suitors had detailed concerns that the National Lottery tender would be delayed or postponed by the Commission in view of UK  COVID-19 disruptions.Issuing a statement to SBC, the Gambling Commission said: “We are carefully monitoring the advice of Public Health England and as an organisation, we will respond appropriately to their advice, as it develops. At this stage, the programme timeline is unaffected and we remain on track to launch the competition in the first half of 2020.The UKGC launched its tender process at the start of the year, seeking bids to challenge incumbent Camelot UK for the exclusive right to operate the National Lottery from 2023.However, since its launch, the tender process has faced a number of interruptions, with media questioning whether the UKGC will fulfil its bidding timetable.Last February, high-profile suitors complained that bidding parties had not been sanctioned with a ‘procurement questionnaire’, a key tender procedure which was meant to be sanctioned by the Commission’s tender advisory.The delay saw UK media speculate that PM Boris Johnson would transfer tender oversight responsibilities away from DCMS to a special business unit led by the Cabinet Office.Furthermore, Johnson’s senior advisors were reported to want DCMS to focus on carrying out a review of the BBC’s licensing fee and UK digital standards.Yesterday, countering industry concerns, the UKGC published its COVID-19 guidance following advice from Public Health England in developing a comprehensive business continuity plan.In its guidance, the Commission warned licence holders that it expects incumbents to ‘continue to act responsibly, especially with regards to individual customer affordability and increased social responsibility interactions’.last_img read more

Alpena County launches task force to keep local businesses afloat amid coronavirus outbreak

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — With the coronavirus drastically impacting establishments across the country and altering income, a local task force is being created to keep*local businesses afloat.Alpena County emergency eervices coordinator, Mark Hall, and other economic development representatives will serve on a task force to connect local business owners with available resources. President and CEO of the Alpena Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mary Beth Stutzman, says the whole area will begin to be impacted if local businesses are suffering.“Our local economic base is struggling. We need to help them. That is part of our foundation. So we’re here as one of a handful of community economic development organizations to come together at this time and help our local business owners navigate these strange, strange times.”Because Alpena is home to so many small businesses, Stutzman says, these establishments failing would result in fewer jobs, fewer activity and shopping options, and a generally reduced quality of life.The task force has already created the Alpena Area COVID19 Business Resources Facebook page to provide local business owners with links to assistance. A master list of local businesses is currently being compiled to obtain consideration for resources. If you would like your business added to that list, you can email will keep you updated as more details become available about the task force and resources.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, alpena county, coronavirus, small businesses, task forceContinue ReadingPrevious Northeast Michigan residents asked to take COVID-19 pollNext Executive Order eases restrictions on pharmacists, increasing access to prescriptionslast_img read more


first_imgOLLIE’S CANDY, SECRET SPICE & PARADISE WOODS HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 ZENYATTA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES RACE IS BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2019)–With the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff looming large on the horizon, Ollie’s Candy, Secret Spice and Paradise Woods head a field of six fillies and mares three and up in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita, which will be contested at 1 1/16 miles.The Zenyatta, named for the legendary distaffer that beat the boys in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic here at Santa Anita and who went on to win Eclipse Award Horse of the Year honors the following year, is a Breeder’s Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, with the winner granted a fees-paid berth into the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic here on Nov. 2.OLLIE’S CANDYOwner:  Paul & Karen EggertTrainer:  John SadlerAlthough she was multiple Grade I stakes-placed on turf, Sadler opted to run her on dirt in the Grade I Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar July 28 and she responded with a gutty head victory, accomplished in gate to wire fashion.  Originally trained by William Morey, this Kentucky homebred 4-year-old filly by Candy Ride comes back at the same 1 1/16 miles distance in what will be her fourth start for Sadler.SECRET SPICEOwner:  Little Red Feather Racing & Bobby FlayTrainer:  Richard BaltasOff as the 6-5 favorite in the Grade I Hirsch, this 4-year-old Discreet Cat filly bobbled at the break but was never far off the lead while second, beaten a head by Ollie’s Candy.  A rousing 2 ¼ length winner of the Grade I Beholder Mile here three starts back, Secret Spice should be in a stalking position early on Sunday.PARADISE WOODSOwner:  HS Stable LLC and Pam & Martin WygodTrainer: John ShirreffsImmensely talented but temperamental, Paradise Woods finished a well beaten fourth as the second choice in the Hirsch at 8-5, but never seemed comfortable after breaking a step slow.  With her best recent race a 10 ½ length romp three starts back in the Grade II Santa Margarita here April 27, this 5-year-old mare by Union Rags needs to break sharply and get into a comfortable rhythm if she’s to show her best again on Sunday.THE GRADE II ZENYATTA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 8 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTSecret Spice–Flavien Prat–125Mongolian Humor–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–121Paradise Woods–Abel Cedillo–123Ollie’s Candy–Kent Desormeaux–125La Force–Drayden Van Dyke–123Kaydetre–Martin Garcia–121For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Tony Becca: Cricket for everyone

first_img IMMEDIATE SUCCESS It was an immediate success, and I remember going from London to Birmingham in the summer of 2004 to see the final and to have a day-out. It was a lovely day. Edgbaston was filled to capacity. I met some old friends. We talked cricket sometimes, we looked at the cricket sometimes, and we ordered a drink most of the time. Little did we know that T20 cricket was here to stay and, regardless of what the cricket bosses say, and keep saying, it is here to threaten the survival of the limited-over game and the longer and traditional Test cricket. And it is now played, not for fun, not for saving the game, but for the money it pulls in. A Test series usually lasted for eight to ten weeks, during which time five Test matches plus county or state matches were played, and a Test match lasted five days, and sometimes they finished without a result. Test cricket continues to be played in white clothing, and today, it is still considered a gentleman’s game, where you sit and have lunch and tea and conduct yourself in a polite manner. The basics of the game are rigidly technical, where a flowing cover-drive, or a tight and studious defence, is one of its creed, or one of its commandments. Those, like me, who defend Test cricket or one-day cricket as their preference, are referred to as old, or as coming from the Dark Ages. They are told to adapt to the times, to make the necessary changes, and to come into today’s world. But why do they have to conform? Can’t they still love the game for what attracted them to the game so many years ago? They love the game for what it was, for what it was intended to be, and for what it tries to be: a passion, a classical experience of a flowing cover-drive, a tantalising leg-spinner, a game which moves between fast and slow, pleasantly through the notes, somewhat like a good musician in action while playing some good music, up and down the scale, with the result, the win, a loss, or a draw, sometimes, most times, a drama, unknown right up to the end. T20 cricket is for immediate satisfaction. Test cricket is longer, much longer, and calls for patience and understanding. In terms of leisure and skill, it is like golf, which is played over four days, all day, and whoever likes it makes it to the course every day with no complaints. Maybe the difference is that one is for the working class, which needs money to survive, and one is perceived by the poor as being basically for the rich, or the well-to-do, and which hardly needs the people’s money to survive. The cricket clubs, especially in this country, and countries like this one, are almost empty shells, void of people, and lacking in everything. The golf clubs, on the other hand, are pristine palaces, nice and shiny, tucked away in prized locations, and full of life. Everything is done to market T20 cricket. The television screens and the newspapers are flooded with pre-tournament advertisements, and whenever it comes around, the players are dressed in colourful garments, the rules are changed so as to make the game more attractive for those who like non-stop action. Every shot, every ball, every bit of fielding, regardless of how they appear, is followed by extravagant and flowery descriptions as the commentators describe the action in T20 cricket. “Oh my. What a shot. That ball is on the way to Mars.” In terms of delivery to the fans, T20 cricket is marketed and promoted and delivered differently to how limited-over cricket and definitely to how Test cricket are marketed and promoted. Cricket is cricket, money is money, T20 cricket, up to now, is money, and nothing is wrong with that. I love T20 cricket because of its excitement and its rambunctious hitting, but I prefer limited-over cricket, and I have a passion for Test cricket, where, to me, the best of cricket is played. The cover-drive, the extra-cover drive, the on-drive, and the late-cut, the leg-spinner, the googly, and the screaming bouncer are things of beauty, and skill. I love Test cricket because of the prolonged battle between bat and ball, a battle that may last beyond four overs. Today is “modern times”, but the world, with its daily dose of terrorism, among other things, is not what it used to be, neither are other things of the past what they used to be. I love Test cricket, and I will always remember the sight of Frank Worrell batting. I loved also to see batsmen like Everton Weekes, Rohan Kanhai, and Garry Sobers, Alvin Kallicharran and Lawrence Rowe, Viv Richards and Brian Lara of yesterday bat, just as how as I enjoyed Jeffrey Dujon batting, and Marlon Samuels, as he did in the T20 final, and Chris Gayle, and Virat Kohli, and Joe Root’s batting throughout the tournament. Everything is better today, it is said, but while I agree that most things are better, that cars are faster, I still remember and long for some of things of the past, of my earlier days. ADVERTISEMENTS There are, lately, three kinds of cricket around. There is the Twenty20 (T20) cricket of 2003, then there is the one-day cricket of around the late 1960s, and there is the traditional Test cricket, which has been going on almost forever, since 1877. First, Test cricket, or five-day cricket, was the order of the day, then the limited-over cricket. One-day cricket came on the scene to save the game, and then, so it was said, as soon as the one-day cricket appeared to have lost its appeal, T20 cricket arrived to do the same, to save the game also. T20 cricket was founded by an Englishman who, in the depths of winter and thinking about “the man and his dog” at county matches during the days of summer, thought of a way of getting fans through the gates in the coming summer. He came up with playing cricket after work for three hours, and it would be, must be, fun cricket, played in an atmosphere made for fun, with emphasis on the players hitting the ball far and often from start to finish, with the bowlers being present simply for the batsmen’s pleasure, and with the fans expected to pay a small entry fee for the entertainment while standing and having a drink or two.last_img read more

Trackers thump Rockies for second win in a row

first_imgThe team opened with a 5-0 win over the Whitecourt Wolverines, and followed that up with a 6-0 win over the West Yellowhead Rockies. The Trackers opened the game strong out of the gate with two goals in the first period, and followed that up with another two in the second.With the game well in hand they didn’t let up as the Trackers found the back of the net for a fifth time less than three minutes into the period, and rounded out the scoring with 11:53 left in the game.- Advertisement -Scoring in order for the Trackers were Alex Hanson, Wes Shipton, Wes Shipton, Ricky Bateman, Wes Shipton, and Wyatt Gale.Tavis Veins got the shutout in goal. He stopped all of the 26 shots he faced in the game.The Trackers will be looking to carry the momentum forward from the past two games into next weekend against Slave Lake on the road when they take on the Thunder for two games.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps has confirmed the appointment of James Gallagher as senior coach.Gallagher said today he is delighted to be back at the club.“I am very pleased to rejoin the club. I spoke to Ollie and was impressed with his plans for Finn Harps. We’ll be looking to ensure that the team is as professional, well prepared and competitive as possible,” he said. Ollie Horgan is happy to have the first element of his backroom team in place and expects there to be further announcements in the coming weeks as he embarks on his two year contract as manager of Finn Harps.“James will be an important part of what we’re looking to do at Finn Harps- he has a professional attitude, knows the local and national scene very well and is committed to helping us build a really competitive side here,” said Ollie. JAMES GALLAGHER APPOINTED SENIOR COACH WITH FINN HARPS was last modified: December 31st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:JAMES GALLAGHER APPOINTED SENIOR COACH WITH FINN HARPSlast_img read more