One toothless attacking force cancelled out another as Crystal Palace and Stoke played out an uninspiring 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park. James McArthur headed his first goal in 15 games to hand Palace the lead before Peter Crouch equalised in a dire Barclays Premier League clash. Palace’s patchy run of one win in 10 games has edged the Eagles closer to the relegation zone, while Stoke slipped markedly from the pace of last week’s Arsenal triumph. This lifeless contest proved, however, that both of these clubs are still fighting to move out of Tony Pulis’ shadow. Warnock emerged from retirement to plug Palace’s manager gap after Pulis walked out over transfer ambition on the eve of the season. Hughes is grappling with his second Potters campaign after succeeding Pulis at the Britannia Stadium, but continues to grind his authority in fits and starts. The 3-2 victory over Arsenal pointed to all the poise and panache Hughes can add to the customary power – one week later and all that evaporated. Warnock might be hankering after a goal poacher in the January transfer window, but leaving Marouane Chamakh up front alone hardly proved conducive to widespread threat. Bolasie, Zaha and McArthur were tasked with rushing on to join the lone front man – fine in theory, but too often Palace lacked the killer option. Warnock’s system cried out for the attacking midfield trio to race beyond Chamakh whenever he dropped off to link play. That happened just once in the opening hour and brought McArthur’s goal. A turgid first half yielded just two chances, both admittedly converted, but beyond that quality was only conspicuous by its absence. The sprightly Bolasie laid on a neat cross for McArthur to flick a back header over Asmir Begovic to hand the hosts the lead. McArthur redirected the ball with as much neck as head, hence the reasonably sheepish celebration. Stoke’s immediate riposte fooled the crowd into expecting lift-off. Crouch tapped in Walter’s deflected shot to level, only for the battle to deflate once more. The malaise continued after half-time, and injury to Stoke’s only creative outlet Bojan only made things worse. The longer Stoke failed to fire, the more the home side passed over repeated invitations to steal victory. With no clear chances after the break, neither side merited any reward. Not even the simmering feud between rival managers Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes could ignite this insipid encounter. The distinct lack of rhythm will worry both managers, with Stoke left to sweat on the fitness of star forward Bojan Krcic, who hobbled off early in the second half. Hughes succeeded Warnock at QPR in January 2012, but lasted less than a year at Loftus Road. The former Manchester United striker was then linked with replacing Warnock for a second time, at Leeds in April 2013. That prompted Warnock to proclaim he hoped Hughes “destroys another team of mine” – the Welshman was never appointed, but the feud was still set. Warnock admitted in midweek he and Hughes still “don’t send Christmas cards”, with the Potters boss responding in kind. Hughes claimed Warnock played up to the media, vowing to take the comments “with a pinch of salt” and keep his opinions to himself. The pair shook hands ahead of kick-off, but could not even look at each other. Press Association
Solihull-born Grealish on Monday announced he wanted to make himself available to the country of his birth instead of the Republic of Ireland, who he represented at youth level because he has Irish-born grandparents. The 20-year-old had been at the centre of a battle between the two countries since the summer and his club manager Sherwood is pleased the matter has now finally been concluded. Tim Sherwood wants Jack Grealish to concentrate on his performances for Aston Villa after the midfielder pledged his international future to England. “But he has to show it on a regular basis. Consistency is everything in this game.” Grealish will not be selected for England’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania next month. It is understood that the Football Association expects his international clearance will not be granted for four to six weeks. That means he will not be included in the squad for the next two qualifiers – which is named on Thursday – but he could feature in the friendlies against Spain and France in November. But he wants to see the young player continue to improve in the Barclays Premier League, insisting if he does that then the England call-up will look after itself. “It’s good news for England,” Sherwood told AVTV. “Obviously, hopefully Jack has cleared his mind now. “We’re looking for some improved performances from him now on the pitch so those international managers are very excited and choose to pick him. “He’s got a lot of competition there so he needs to make sure that he is playing well for Aston Villa – and we’re sure he will. “He has loads of potential – and that’s what it is at the moment. He needs to start fulfilling that potential. He needs to improve every season that goes by. “That will mean he might get picked by England and becomes an international but I think this championship might be a little bit too soon for him. “He’s got a long way to go. We know what talent Jack possesses. Press Association
The Florida Department of Health on Saturday announced that the state has three new presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19.The new cases are in Manatee, Charlotte, Volusia, and Okaloosa counties.There are 17 confirmed cases of the virus in Florida, and two people have died from it. Another 278 individuals are being monitored for symptoms.Gov. Ron DeSantis directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Saturday morning to activate to Level II, in order to coordinate the state’s response and to provide critical support to the state’s Department of Health as well as county health departments.On Friday night, the Department of Health announced that a Lee County woman and a Santa Rosa County man had died from COVID-19.The contagion has also made its way to South Florida, with two presumptive cases in Broward County, which were announced Friday evening.This is a developing story.Gov. Ron DeSantis activates level II response to coronavirus
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon thought about what his team could take into the postseason after beating St. John’s Saturday in its final regular-season game.“The last 10 minutes,” he said. “Because if we play like that it doesn’t matter who we play; I don’t think they can stay with us.”A raucous crowd watched the Orange (9-6-2, 6-3-1 Big East) shut out the Red Storm (6-10-1, 2-7-1) 3-0, with all three goals coming in the first five and last five minutes of the game.“You beat a team down so much, they didn’t have anything left, and our second wave came out and we just dominated them, so it was awesome,” senior Jenna Rickan said.Junior goalkeeper Brittany Anghel recorded her 18th career shutout, just two shy of the SU all-time career shutouts record.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse scored early, but that would be all for a while.Senior Jasmine Watkins made a dazzling run with the ball and crossed it into the box to find freshman Erin Simon. She scored to put the Orange up 1-0 in the second minute.What followed was 75 minutes of physical, but uninspired soccer from Syracuse. The Orange struggled to finish on well-constructed plays against an inferior opponent.Senior Rosina Callisto said the team knew how physical St. John’s would play, and it had to include that in its game plan.“We basically just grouped together and said we need to move the ball quickly, we can’t hold on to it in the midfield,” Callisto said. “The longer you hold the ball, the easier it is to get hurt and get tackled.”It was clear Syracuse was the better team as St. John’s repeatedly let the Orange attack find a way into the box.But the inability to finish plagued the Orange, as it has much of the season, with the Orange squandering its opportunities.Leading scorer Alyscha Mottershead had a shot from within the box in the 18th minute, but pushed the ball over the crossbar.Rickan also had multiple headers in the box, but could not convert.The intensity picked up in the second half and the crowd got louder and louder as the game entered the final stretch.Mottershead found herself faced with another opportunity when the St. John’s keeper extended too far out of the box. But she was able to get a hand on Mottershead’s shot to push the ball wide of the goal in the 79th minute.Syracuse finally created some separation late in the game.Callisto scored in the 87th minute, and Mottershead did the same just moments later to put the game away for Syracuse. The team ran on the field to celebrate as the final whistle blew.“We had a lot of opportunities in the first and second half that we could’ve finished, but we’re happy; a win’s a win,” Rickan said.The game had a wild final few minutes, but it was fitting for Callisto.“It was a little more dramatic that it happened in the last three minutes, even though it took us a little bit longer to get into the game,” Callisto said. “But those last three minutes were just the minutes of my season, it just felt absolutely amazing.”Wheddon said it was a good win for his team, considering the offense broke through late and the defense preserved a shutout. Still, it wasn’t a perfect performance as his team approached the offseason.“Am I satisfied? No, because I think we could’ve played better,” Wheddon said. “For the first 80 minutes I thought we could’ve played better, the last 10 minutes we played our brand of soccer.” Comments Published on October 21, 2012 at 11:25 pm Contact Jack: email@example.com
Editor’s Note: The Daily Orange decided not to drive to Charlottesville, Virginia for Sunday night’s game between Syracuse and Virginia due to safety concerns stemming from the snowstorm.Syracuse couldn’t become the first team to beat No. 13 Virginia at home this season, falling 73-65 at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday night.The Orange (13-8, 3-5 Atlantic Coast) pulled within three points of the Cavaliers (15-4, 4-3) with 2:14 left in the game, but a four-point UVA spurt stiff-armed SU’s upset bid. Virginia ultimately bullied SU inside and made the right 3s to pull away in crunch time.Here’s what we learned from the game.1. A well-balanced offense like Virginia’s is the Orange’s worst nightmareAdvertisementThis is placeholder textBasketball logic would say the best offense against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone is one that can shoot the lights out. A glance at SU’s rotation — with no one over 6 feet 9 inches playing meaningful minutes — would say the best offense against this Syracuse 2-3 is one that pounds the ball inside.But ACC play has debunked both of those theories, and Sunday showed us that the best formula to beat the Orange’s quick-sliding zone is a healthy balance of perimeter and post play. The Cavaliers scored 30 points in the paint, 16 of them from Anthony Gill, and made 8-of-18 3s.Syracuse has defended the perimeter well in conference play and, at times, had some success defending proven interior scorers. But a mix of the two was simply too much for the zone to handle. Gill has now scored in double figures in every game this season, and SU head coach Jim Boeheim called clutch shooting by Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes the “difference” in the game.“We cannot play defense inside, I think that’s pretty painfully obvious by now. Guys that average five points a game get 18, 19, 20 against us,” Boeheim said in his postgame press conference, posted by Cuse TV. “Our perimeter defense has been pretty good this year, our inside defense is non-existent.“… You know, we can’t, if the guards have to help that much inside then they’re going to be wide-open on the 3-point line. We have to be able to defend better in there, we’re big enough, we’re strong enough, we should be able to defend better in there.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse teases comeback but ultimately falls short in 73-65 loss at No. 13 Virginia3 things Jim Boeheim said after Syracuse’s loss to No. 13 VirginiaFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 73-65 loss to VirginiaSyracuse community reacts to loss against No. 13 VirginiaGrade Syracuse’s performance against Virginia and vote for the player of the game 3. One thing is certain in the ACC (or even in the country) this seasonIt’s been a crazy college basketball season, and that hasn’t stopped at the ACC. But if there’s anything college basketball can hang its hat on after close to a month of conference basketball season, it’s that Virginia winning at home is one of the surest bets around the nation.UVA is now 10-0 at John Paul Jones Arena this season, with wins over West Virginia, Villanova, California, Notre Dame, Miami, Clemson and now Syracuse. To go undefeated at home this season, the Cavaliers will have to mow down Boston College, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, North Carolina and Louisville the rest of the way.There was also some built-in home advantage on Sunday, with the Orange having to fly in the day of due to Superstorm Jonas. Boeheim said it was the first time a team of his has ever done that, but deflected that it had any on SU’s play.“They’re very good obviously,” Boeheim said. “And here, I think they’ve lost lost once in three years.”Boeheim was close. Virginia’s home record is 40-3 since the start of the 2013-14 season. Comments Published on January 24, 2016 at 11:17 pm Contact Jesse: firstname.lastname@example.org | @dougherty_jesse 2. SU’s offense can function without Trevor Cooney, but it can’t do enough to winSyracuse made 13 3s and scored a respectable 65 points against a tough Virginia defense, but Cooney’s eight points stand out on the final box score.Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson carried the Orange on offense, scoring 24 and 23 points, respectively, while Cooney shot 3-of-13 from the field and 2-of-8 from 3. Cooney scored 14 points in a win over then-No. 20 Duke on Monday, and led SU in scoring with 25 points in a win at Wake Forest last Saturday.But he’s yet to fully capture consistency this season, as evidenced by his down shooting performance against the Cavaliers. After scoring fewer than 10 points just once in 13 non-conference games, Cooney’s done so three times in eight conference games and it didn’t do his team any favors on Sunday.MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse teases comeback but ultimately falls short in 73-65 loss to VirginiaFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 73-65 loss to VirginiaThree things Jim Boeheim said after Syracuse’s loss to No. 13 Virginia Katherine Sotelo | Web Designer
That victory earlier this month came in only his 16th professional fight, all of which he has won by knockout.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had said Joshua’s next fight was due to take place on July 9 at Wembley, but the plan was changed when Tyson Fury – the WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion – announced his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko would take place on the same date in Manchester.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua has announced he will make the first defence of his title at London’s O2 on June 25.Joshua, 26, broke the news in a video on his Twitter page, saying: “I wanted the closest date possible because I’m feeling good.”No opponent has yet been announced.Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist, won the IBF title with a second-round stoppage of American Charles Martin.
Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram MEDALS TABLE G S BChina 4 2 4Australia 4 0 3USA 3 6 4Italy 3 4 2Japan 3 0 7Russia 2 4 3Korea Rep 2 2 1Thailand 2 1 1Hungary 2 0 0 G’ Britain 1 1 2Brazil 1 1 0Sweden 1 1 0C’ Taipei 1 0 2Belgium 1 0 1Argentina 1 0 0Croatia 1 0 0Kosovo 1 0 0Netherlands 1 0 0Vietnam 1 0 0N’Zealand 0 2 0Canada 0 1 2Kazakhstan 0 1 1Ukraine 0 1 1Azerbaijan 0 1 0Denmark 0 1 0France 0 1 0Indonesia 0 1 0 (As at midnight August 8) Thailand’s Sukanya Srisurat has broken the Olympic record for the Women’s 58kg category. She lifted 110kg in her third attempt at the snatch in group A. It broke the previous record, set by China’s Li Xueying at London 2012, by 2kg.This is Sukanya’s Olympics debut and it comes three years after she completed a two-year ban from the International Weightlifting Federation after testing positive for the banned substance methandienone.
1654 Referee whistles for the end of the game. 2-1 it ends in favour of Ivory Coast.1653 What a save in the dying minute by Barry to prevent a late equaliser from the Hawks. Barry palmed out a goal bound flick much to the relief of the tournament favourites.1647 GOAL!!! Gervinho snatches late goal for the Ivorians after a superb volley from a Toure free-kick.1635 Hawks goal keeper pulls off a superb save to keep alive the Togo hope of securing at least a point. Toure had been set up by Gervinho but his goal bound shot was excellently grabbed by the goal keeper.1618 Nibombe soars to connect with a head which zooms straight into the net but referee rules that out and Nibombe is furious. He had started jubilation already.1617 Adebayor played through and he shields the ball well in the 18 yard box as Kolo Toure keeps an eye on him. Corner it goes for the Hawks. 1603 Referee whistles for the beginning of the second half Half time 1545+3 Goal!!!!!! Togo draw level after a well taken corner kick. It is Jonathan Ayite who fires what will be a crucial goal for the Hawks.1545 Yahya Toure fires a bullet at the threshhold of the 18 yard box but it goes of the woodwork. Great shot.1544 Great piece of defending denies Drogba’s Ivory Coast a second goal. 1526 Adebayor makes an excellent run up-field down the left flank and sends in a cross but nobody to connect. This is the closest the Hawks have come to scoring after the initial fluff by Adebayor.1508 GOAL!!!!! Ivory Coast are up. Yahya Toure opens the account for the Ivorians after yet another defensive blunder. The City midfielder blasts a low grounder which goes through a forest of legs and into the net for the Ivorian goal.1503 Adebayor wastes a glorious opportunity after a horrific defensive blunder. He has only the Ivorian goal keeper to beat but he over elaborates. A chance he might just rue at the end of the game.1500 Togo set set Group D underway.1453 The National anthems of both countries are on. 1450 The two teams make their way to the pitch all poised for the opener.Tournament favorites Ivory Coast play the Hawks of Togo in the opening Group D match in the AFCON 2013 tournament ongoing in South Africa.
ON THE COURTAs for that pending matchup against James’ Lakers, well, the Clippers insist the preseason is a time for self-analysis, no matter the opponent.Rivers said he’s going to continue to play his veterans and his young players, often in lineups that make sense only this time of year.“No matter how the game is going I’m going to play the young guys, I’m going to play the vets, I’m going to play them together,” Rivers said. “We have so many different combinations that we can trot out there and we’re going to use them all.“Obviously, if this is a real game, in no way the combinations that I’ll play tomorrow I would do in a real game. But that’s what exhibition season is for.”Even with the assorted combos, Rivers said he’s looking for his team – which has won both of its preseason games so far, including rolling over the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-101 on Tuesday – to continue to develop continuity.And, of course, there’s also always defense to improve upon.Forward Tobias Harris, who scored 23 points in 23 minutes against the T-wolves, echoed Rivers’ sentiments.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “In the last game, we took a stride in our defensive effort,” Harris said. “Just being able to pressure the ball and be OK with giving up what we think is OK to give up, but at the same time being scrappy and being in the lane and getting steals and playing solid.”As far as the team that the Clippers share Staples Center with?“It’s a great opponent,” Harris told reporters. “For us, we’re looking to get better. For you guys, you guys can make it about what you want to make it, but we’re looking to get better.”MBAH A MOUTE, TEODOSIC OUTGuard Milos Teodosic will miss his third consecutive preseason game with an ailing hamstring while forward Luc Mbah a Moute also will sit as he deals with a mild right calf strain, Rivers said.He said he’s hopeful that Teodosic, who battled a plantar fascia injury for much of last season, could return before the preseason is over.“He’s moving,” Rivers said. “We only have a couple of (preseason) games left, so hopefully soon.” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates PLAYA VISTA — Clippers coach Doc Rivers had little to say about LeBron James the Laker – “LeBron is LeBron” – and more to say about the man.“LeBron has overachieved in his career,” Rivers said of the 14-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion, whose new Lakers team will face Rivers’ Clippers in a preseason exhibition Saturday at 7 p.m. at Honda Center in Anaheim.“I don’t think anyone has come in with the billing ever in sports, in basketball,” Rivers continued before Friday’s practice at the Clippers training facility. “He was set up not to succeed. There was no way he was going to outdo what everybody thought he would do – and he has done that.”“And then he’s never had an off-the-court issue, ever. Nothing. And then he goes past that and does all these things off the floor, he speaks up when he should speak up. I don’t know if there’s been a better role model.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 James has used his vast public platform to speak on social and political issues, including campaigning for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and publicly criticizing President Donald J. Trump. This year, James largely facilitated the opening of the I Promise School, a public school in Akron, Ohio.“He’s been great,” Rivers concluded, borrowing James’ own phrase. “He’s more than an athlete.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum
Former Texas quarterback Shane Buechele transferring to SMU I get to go home today 🙏🏾💯— Boone (@_SavageRay) February 6, 2019He also provided an update Thursday as he said in a statement that he’s “doing just fine,” adding, “My blood sugar was low and I went to the hospital just to be cautious.”The incident occurred more than eight months after offensive lineman Jordan McNair suffered heat stroke during the team’s practice May 29. McNair died two weeks later at age 19. Former head coach DJ Durkin was fired in November, a day after he was reinstated from administrative leave, following a lengthy investigation into the cause of McNair’s death. Former Alabama offensive coordinator Michael Locksley was hired to replace Durkin in December. “A student-athlete was transported to the hospital for precautionary measures during an afternoon workout on Tuesday, February 5th,” Maryland athletic department spokeswoman Jessica Jennings wrote Thursday in an email obtained by The Baltimore Sun. “The student was accompanied to the hospital by our medical training staff and team physician, and was released the following day.” Boone, a redshirt freshman, tweeted about leaving the hospital Wednesday as he wrote, in part, “I get to go home today.” Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops takes over XFL franchise Maryland defensive back Raymond Boone was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after he fell ill during a team workout Tuesday afternoon. Boone’s illness was not believed to be heat-related as he was working out with teammates inside the Cole Field House practice facility, though he was placed in an ice bath before he was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure, according to The Baltimore Sun, which cited unidentified sources. Related News