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Every Tuesday through Thursday morning, USC coach Lane Kiffin meets with media members following football practice, first summarizing the day’s session and then fielding a handful of questions.Tight-lipped · USC coach Lane Kiffin believes disclosing injury information in advance of games puts his team at a disadvantage. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanBut Kiffin abruptly ended his interview on Wednesday after roughly 28 seconds in response to a question about a previously injured player’s return to practice.“Really good practice today,” said Kiffin to begin the media session at Howard Jones Field. “I thought the offense came out and was really crisp in both the running game and the passing game.”In response to his opening statement, a reporter asked whether Kiffin thought the improved offensive performance was a “function” of the injured player’s return to practice in preparation for Saturday’s game against California.“I don’t know,” Kiffin replied.Midway through the next question about senior safety T.J. McDonald’s pass-rushing role against Stanford last Saturday, Kiffin simply said, “I gotta go,” brushed past a handful of reporters and jogged away.He did not speak with the media further.USC instituted a new policy in August preventing credential media members from reporting injury-related news they observe during practice. Citing the competitive disadvantage those reports create, Kiffin has also instructed his players not to comment on their respective injuries.Last week, Scott Wolf, a reporter from the Los Angeles Daily News, had his USC football media credentials revoked for two weeks after he reported sophomore kicker Andre Heidari had undergone knee surgery and would be sidelined for three weeks.Heidari had not played in the team’s Sept. 8 game against Syracuse in East Rutherford, N..J.Upon appeal, the ban was lifted, and the reporter was reinstated two days later.“I apologize if that was taken the wrong way,” Kiffin said last Thursday following Wolf’s reinstatement. “We viewed it differently. There’s not necessarily a right or wrong. The editors and our people are going to try and get together so you people can do your job the best you can and also for us not [to compromise] a competitive advantage. I know it’s not exactly the best thing for you, but we’re also trying to protect our team, too.” Joey Kaufman contributed to this report.
Apoel are through to the last 16 of the Europa League after a heroic 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in Nicosia, overturning the 3-2 deficit from the first leg.A late goal at San Mames seven days prior gave the Cypriots genuine hope of reaching the next round, and two quickfire second-half strikes from Pieros Sotiriou and Giannis Gianniotas completed the job on another memorable European night for the club.Apoel needed to win the game at all costs but it was Athletic who started the brighter of the two, controlling possession in the midfield and looking the more dangerous threat early on.The hosts had the first good effort of the game as Efrem tested the gloves of Iraizoz with a rasping effort but Athletic sprang a quick counter-attack which almost saw Inaki Williams strike beyond Waterman.Athletic were in again when De Marcos’ through ball was latched onto by the lightning-quick Williams and his attempt was heading for the corner had it not been for Waterman’s outstretched heal.The Basques were dominating possession and managed to limit Apoel to very little in the first half, but as was the case in the first leg, Thomas Christiansen’s side knew they had to take their chances when they arrived.And that they did, to devastating effect. Within ten second-half minutes, Apoel raced to a 2-0 lead. The first came through a fantastic volleyed finish on the move from Sotiriou after some excellent wing-play from Efrem.The second followed minutes later as Gianniotas got in behind Balenziaga before being felled by the full-back in the box. The Greek international, who scored that precious goal in the last minute at San Mames, picked himself up to score the subsequent spot-kick.Despite those two quick goals giving them a great deal of comfort, Apoel’s resolve was put to the test from the 64th minute, as Sotiriou was shown his second yellow card for a high challenge, leaving the hosts with ten men for the last part of the game.Athletic piled on the pressure, raining crosses into the Apoel area but one after the other was stubbornly refused by the yellow wall in front of Waterman.Iturraspe’s cynical body check on Vander saw Athletic also finish with ten men but it was all trivial by that point as the Cypriots sealed their spot in the last 16 of the Europa League for the first time in their history.Source:TweetPinShare0 Shares