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Brentford striker Ivan Toney and Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock win Sky Bet Championship October awards | Football News

first_img “I am thankful to the players around me because they are putting it on a plate for me and it is just my job to finish those chances.”Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for October.   Image:Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock is the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for October Not content with ten Manager of the Month awards already during his storied career, Warnock picks up another after guiding Boro through an unbeaten month with 14 points from six unbeaten games and into the Play-Off places.- Advertisement – Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has been named the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for October.Goals galore as Posh returned to their favourite style under Ferguson, displaying their attacking prowess, collecting 19 points from seven unbeaten games, moving into the Play-Off places and hitting the net 17 times in the thrill-a-minute process.Ferguson said: “The players were outstanding during the month of October, to win the amount of games that we did against the calibre of opponent that we did is excellent.“The mentality of the players was superb. The players were disappointed that we didn’t take all three points against Burton Albion, but in that game we had plenty of opportunities to score. The players are in a good place at the minute and long may that continue.”Sky Bet League TwoPlayer: Paul Mullin, Cambridge United Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Ben Amos has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for October.Finally given an opportunity to shine at The Valley, Amos has done exactly that, not conceding a goal in six October games and making crucial stops in every match, including breathtaking reaction saves against Sunderland and Northampton.Amos said: “Keeping all those clean sheets was a great achievement, but you can’t do it on your own.“You need everyone from the front players to the boys at the back doing their bit so it’s testament to them, and it seems a little bit daft that one player gets it when there’s been all that effort from everyone to get those clean sheets.“It’s great from a personal point of view to have hit the ground running this season, but the most important thing is the team doing well and we want to get promoted this season – and I think we’ve got the capability to do it. As long as I feel I’m doing my best and the team is achieving its goal, I’m happy.”Manager: Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United Warnock said: “It’s been such a difficult time up in the north east, so it’s nice to be a bit of good news put a few smiles on faces. It’s a talking point for the fans, and the sooner we can get them back into stadiums the better.“We’ve played some cracking football, and there’s great camaraderie in the squad. I can’t stress it enough how much I’ve enjoyed working with them. Everybody in the dressing room wants to listen, and the way some of them have improved, that’s what I enjoy most in management.”Sky Bet League OnePlayer: Ben Amos, Charlton Athletic Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for October.  Any doubts about his ability to replicate League One form in the Championship were dispelled in a blistering spell of eight goals in six games, showcasing his positioning and poaching instincts, bravery in the air and underrated link-up play.- Advertisement – Cambridge United striker Paul Mullin has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for October.After a second straight nomination for the hard-working forward, he picks up the first EFL Player of the Month award of his career. He scored eight in seven October games alone, even pirouetting for the third goal of his hat-trick against Port Vale.Mullin said: “I’m made up to win the award, but it’s more a reflection of the team as a whole. It’s the players around me who have created me the chances, and I’m very grateful that I’ve been able to put them away through October.“I scored four goals in September but that wasn’t enough to win that month’s award, so I thought I’d double it in October! I’m obviously really pleased to have continued the strong start to the season, and to come back and win the award in the following month after being nominated in September is a good thing, but more importantly we’ve been picking up the points.”Manager: Michael Flynn, Newport County  Brentford manager Thomas Frank said: “Ivan is growing and his goals are of course the talking point, but for me goals are one thing.“They are hugely important and it’s massive that he has already got into double figures. However, in terms of his link-up play and his workrate and the pressure, he is getting better and better on that and getting fitter and fitter so I’m really pleased with him for that as well.”Toney said: “It is my job to score goals. I’ve come to a club where the striker gets a lot of chances.- Advertisement –  Newport County manager Michael Flynn has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for October.The spirit Flynn has engendered in his Newport team continues to amaze and lead to remarkable feats. Three of their six victories in October, which lifted them top of League Two, were secured by winning goals from the 88th minute onwards.Flynn said: “It’s a reward for all of the players and the staff because I couldn’t do it all on my own. It’s a good appreciation and shows the togetherness that we’ve got.“Every win is just as important because you can only get three points but, looking at it over the month, you would have to say that the 3-0 win against Bradford City was the most convincing in October. I thought we were very, very good against a good team at a tough place to go. That was very pleasing.“We’ve installed belief into the players and our philosophy is keep going until the end. We never know when we’re beaten, but I think the way that we’re playing has been fantastic. We’re creating a lot of goalscoring opportunities and dominating possession now, which is very pleasing to say because we’re doing it our way. We’re playing attractive possession-based football and it’s given our just rewards. The players that have come in have adapted to that really well, and the players that were already here have taken it on board. – Advertisement –last_img read more

No rest for the traveller to the Thames Valley

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Dashboard Data Confirms Need for Masking, Social Distancing

first_img July 10, 2020 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard comparing the seven-day period of July 3 – July 9 to the previous seven days, June 26 – July 2.The dashboard is designed to provide early warning signs of factors that affect the state’s mitigation efforts. The data available on the dashboard includes week-over-week case differences, incidence rates, test percent-positive rates, and rates of hospitalizations, ventilations and emergency room visits tied to COVID-19.“By looking at both statewide status and individual county status, we can take steps to stop increases before they become critical,” Gov. Wolf said. “One thing we know for certain is that we must continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. Risky behavior such as going out without a mask and congregating at a bar or in a crowded setting where social distancing isn’t being practiced are leading to spikes in cases and higher percent-positive rates.”As of Thursday, July 9, the state has seen a seven-day case increase of 4,914; the previous seven-day increase was 4,359.While the statewide percent-positivity rate is at 4.4%, counties with concerning percent-positivity rates include Allegheny (7.9%), Beaver (6.3%), Butler (5.5%), Clarion (14.6%), Fayette (5.2%), Greene (5.4%), Lawrence (5.8%), Lebanon (5.6%), Philadelphia (5.1%), Washington (7.2%), Westmoreland (5.4%) and York (6.3%). Each of these counties bears watching as the state continues to monitor all available data.Today, the Department of Health updated its travel recommendations and frequently asked questions, originally announced on July 2, to include Delaware, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma on the list of states recommended for domestic travelers returning from to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania.Gov. Wolf continues to prioritize the health and safety of Pennsylvanians through the COVID-19 pandemic. Pennsylvanians should continue to take actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, regardless of the status of their county. This includes wearing a mask or face covering anytime they are in public. COVID-19 has been shown to spread easily in the air and contagious carriers can be asymptomatic.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Dashboard Data Confirms Need for Masking, Social Distancinglast_img read more

Mourinho brands Man City ruling ‘disgraceful’ and ‘a disaster’

first_img “It’s a disgraceful decision,” said the Spurs boss. “If City are not guilty of it, then you are not punished with €10m. read also:Mourinho targets third Europa League title with Spurs next season “If you’re not guilty then you shouldn’t have a fine. If they are guilty then the decision is also a disgrace and you should be banned from the competition. “I don’t know if Manchester City are guilty or not but either way, it’s a disgraceful decision.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has slammed the decision to overturn Manchester City’s two-season UEFA ban. Mourinho has labelled the decision as “disgraceful” and “a disaster”. City are free to play in Europe’s premier club competition next term, having seen their two-year ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. However, a £26.8million fine was reduced to £8.9million.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWorld’s Most Delicious Foodslast_img read more

Florida couple sues hospital for losing body of newborn baby

first_imgA couple has filed a lawsuit against a Florida hospital accused of losing the infant’s remains.According to Fox 13, the lawsuit was filed in early July. It states Kathryn and Travis Wilson gave birth to their son Jacob on Feb. 25, but Jacob died three days later.According to reports,  St. Joseph’s Hospital hired a company to transport Jacob’s body to Orlando Regional Medical Center for an autopsy, and then had his remains brought back wrapped in blankets and a body bag.Court documents obtained by Fox 13 say the body bag was then placed on a stretcher and left in the morgue.The couple told Fox 13 the hospital notified them on March 5 they had Jacob’s body and they could move forward with setting up funeral arrangements.The Wilsons began planning their baby’s funeral, but then, according to court documents, the hospital let them know they couldn’t find Jacob’s body.The couple has since filed a lawsuit for negligent handling of a body and infliction of emotional distress, saying they suffered physical and psychological trauma over the incident.last_img read more

Cricket News Moeen Ali reveals Aussie cricketer called him ‘Osama’ during 2015 Ashes

first_imgNew Delhi: England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who recently made his comeback to the red-ball cricket in the recently concluded five-match Test series against India, has claimed he was subject to racial abuse from an unnamed Australian cricketer during a match in the 2015 Ashes. Moeen, who is Birmingham-born with Pakistani heritage, had earlier addressed a racial abuse that he received during last Ashes from the Aussie fans. Now, the 31-year-old has mentioned the racial abuse incident during the 2015 Ashes in his soon to be published autobiography. In that particular match, England won by 169 runs, with Moeen being the pick of the players for his brilliant knock of 77 runs in the first innings and five wickets.   “It was a great first Ashes Test in terms of my personal performance, however, there was one incident which had distracted me. An Australian player had turned to me on the field and said, ‘Take that, Osama’ [a reference to Islamic terrorist Osama Bin Laden]. I could not believe what I had heard. I remember going really red. I have never been so angry on a cricket field,” Moeen Ali states in his autobiography.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: The Tigers take on the Lions in campaign openerLater, England coach Trevor Bayliss narrated the incident to his Aussie counterpart, Darren Lehmann as it was a serious incident of racial abuse.However, the player refused to accept that he called him ‘Osama’, claiming he had said, Take that, you part-timer. I had to take the player’s word for it, though for the rest of the match I was angry.”The player in focus also said that he would never say something like this as some of his best friends were Muslim.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: India vs Pakistan | Check out these rivalry statsMoeen further stated that he received more racial abuse during last winter’s Ashes Test in Adelaide, but this time from the audience, ‘when is your kebab shop opening?’ a fan had shouted from the stands.Moeen rejuvenated his form from last winter during the 4-1 Test series victory over India. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Trojans can’t let Rodgers brothers break out

first_imgGolden Tate was pretty good this past Saturday, but wait until you see what the other guys can do.The Notre Dame junior receiver took a USC defense that had barely bent all season — and was almost never broken — and, well, broke it a bit.Mighty threat · The 5-foot-6, 190-pound Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers ran all over the Trojans in an upset victory in 2008. – Leah Thompson | Daily TrojanHe had eight catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns — the first two through the air against USC all season long.Now imagine what two Golden Tates could do against USC’s defense. Scary, right?That’s the problem the Trojans will face Saturday, when Oregon State comes to town with the Rodgers brothers, Jacquizz and James.Twice the skill, twice the playmaking ability.USC will have its hands full.“The Rodgers brothers are ridiculous,” USC coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. “They’re both terrific football players. They can get you a number of different ways.”Jacquizz can run between the tackles and outside of them. He dances through seams like a man on a tightrope, delicately measuring each step on his way to accomplishing some grand feat.“He’s the style of runner that really demands of it your defense,” Carroll said. “You give him a crack, he can take it. If you make a mistake he’s going to take advantage of it.”And did he ever take advantage of it last year. No one will forget the sophomore running back’s 186-yard, two-touchdown performance in the Beavers’ 27-21 victory in Corvallis, Ore. a season ago.Jacquizz Rodgers became a household name.This year, he’s on a staggering pace. In six games, he’s rushed for nearly 700 yards and 13 touchdowns — running behind a line with one starting senior.He can catch the ball, too: 38 receptions for 269 yards.“There’s no magic to it,” Oregon State coach Mike Riley said of his running back. “He’s a good player.”A very good player.When the ball is in his hands, look out. Thirteen touchdowns don’t happen by accident.And his brother James?His two-touchdown performance in last year’s upset seems to slip through the cracks, but nothing the junior wide receiver is doing is slipping through the cracks this year.He leads the team in receptions with 43, receiving yards with 544, and has four touchdowns. He’s also averaging 15 yards per punt return and almost 23 yards per kick return.He’s an electrifying player with incredible skills.All of this presents a major problem for USC. How will the Trojans match up against the likes of two talented playmakers?We saw the way Tate gave USC’s defense fits this past Saturday. He broke a big play on an incredible catch for a touchdown, beating redshirt senior cornerback Josh Pinkard to the ball. He prolonged the potential game-tying drive with a leaping catch over the middle.Now imagine two players who can light it up like Tate on the field at the same time. Both can run and catch. They can make the plays to grind out yards just as well as they can burn you for the big play.“We’ve got to put together a great week of preparation,” Carroll said. “It really calls for a strict approach to it this week.”Carroll was pleased with the way his team started this week off in practice, but will that be enough to contain the Rodgers brothers?The Trojans had two weeks to prepare for Tate, yet he nearly beat them in the second half, making six of his eight grabs in the final 30 minutes and scoring twice.Yes, Tate does have junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen throwing him the football, and the Notre Dame line is ripe with seniors. And no, Oregon State senior quarterback Sean Canfield is not on Clausen’s level.But Canfield is beginning to hit his stride, and the Beavers’ offense is clicking with three straight games of 28-plus points.That means the offense is as explosive as it has been — and the Rodgers brothers are at the center of it.Now it’s up to the Trojans to stop Jacquizz and James on Saturday. If they can’t, the fourth quarter won’t be the only troublesome quarter for USC.“Thrilla on Manilla Paper” runs every other Thursday. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email Grant at tunkel@usc.edu.last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball falls one spot to No. 21 in AP Top 25 poll

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse fell to No. 21, down one spot from No. 20, in the Week 15 Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday afternoon.Last week, SU (18-8, 9-4 Atlantic Coast) lost at then-No. 14 Duke by 17 points, then blew out North Carolina, 95-64, on Sunday afternoon. Redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes continued her strong season against UNC, scoring a career-high 34 points. She also handed out three assists, grabbed six rebounds and blocked two shots for an SU team that has won five of its last six. Alexis Peterson, the ACC’s leading scorer, added 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.Seven ACC teams ranked inside the Top 25: No. 4 Florida State, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 13 Duke, No. 14 Louisville, No. 15 North Carolina State, No. 16 Miami and No. 21 Syracuse. Connecticut, amid a 99-game win streak, remains tops in the nation.Syracuse, which has three regular-season games left and places sixth in the ACC standings, plays next on Sunday against the No. 7 Fighting Irish in the Carrier Dome. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Race for 2022 World Cup Begins in Africa

first_imgTwenty-eight teams would be involved in the preliminary round of matches over two legs between today, September 4 and September 10 as the continent begin its elimination series towards the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.Interestingly, Super Eagles will not be playing at this stage of the tournament where 14 teams will emerge to join the continent’s top 26 countries (including Nigeria) in the second round.According to the format, the 40 teams will be drawn into ten groups of four. Super Eagles The ten group winners will qualify for the final knockout round, played over two legs.The five winners of those ties will represent Africa at the World Cup in Qatar 2022.The pick of the cherry at this preliminary round starting today is the tie between Burundi and Tanzania following their spirited display albeit without much success at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt. It would be interesting to see how far they have both overcome their AFCON failures.Despite recent progress and qualification to the AFCON for only the first time in their history, Les Hirondelles of Burundi failed to go past the group stage in Egypt, – losing all three matches and no goal to their name. Ditto Tanzania who returned to the AFCON for the first time since their debut in 1980, suffered similar fate by losing all three group stage matches and have since relieved Coach Emmanuel Amuneke of the Taifa Stars’ job.The Nigerian and 1994 CAF Player of the Year has subsequently being replaced by Burundi-born Etienne Ndayiragije, who was handed the job though on interim capacity due to his excellent work on the domestic Tanzanian scene with Kinondoni Municipal Council FC.The 40-year-old Ndayiragije has seemingly passed the litmus test when his side last month eliminated Kenya from the African Nations Championship (CHAN) and Tanzanians would expect his winning wand continues in the upcoming ties against Burundi.Similarly, this 2022 World Cup qualification would be an opportunity for rebuilding process for teams like Namibia and Zimbabwe after they both sacked coaches after wishy-washy performances at the AFCON in Egypt.The Warriors were eliminated in the group stage after losing to the hosts (Egypt) and Democratic Republic of Congo , and managed a draw against Uganda but they have a new man in charge following the appointment of Joey Antipas as a replacement for Sunday Chidzambga.In other games, neighbours Liberia and Sierra Leone will cross swords in Monrovia, Mauritius against Mozambique in Belle Vue whereas Portuguese-speaking duo Sao Tome and Guinea Bissau face off in Sao Tome.FIXTURESBurundi vs TanzaniaEthiopia vs LesothoEritrea vs NamibiaLiberia vs Sierra LeoneMauritius vs MozambiqueSao Tome vs G’BissauS’Sudan vs E’GuineaSomalia vs ZimbabweChad vs SudanSeychelles vs RwandaGambia vs AngolaComoros vs TogoDjibouti vs EswatiniBotswana vs MalawiShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more