Koren urges respect in name row

first_imgHull captain Robert Koren believes respect is key to ensuring the renaming row between owner Assem Allam and supporters does not impact on-field events. Press Association Allam has swept aside fan groups who have petitioned him to reconsider the rebranding process and a formal application is now with the Football Association, which has promised to consult supporters before deciding whether to sign off the change. Home matches could feasibly become the battleground for Allam’s opponents to make their point, and Koren is keen for calm heads to prevail. “I just think everyone needs to respect each other,” said the Slovenian. “The people (at the FA Council) need to make a decision now and they will make a decision. But at the end of the day, we are players and need to do our jobs on the field. “We are just hoping the fans support us and do the right things, as they have been doing so far, on the side of the field to give us this extra lift and energy. That always matters. “The fans are doing a great job and we are pleased with that. It’s easier for everybody.” center_img Allam’s controversial proposal to replace the traditional Hull City AFC title with his preferred moniker of ‘Hull Tigers’ has proved the major talking point of the season at the KC Stadium. That is no mean feat considering manager Steve Bruce has steered an unfancied side to mid-table and overseen victories over the likes of Liverpool and Newcastle. last_img read more

Krueger: Saints don’t need to sell

first_img The latter recently said they had inherited a “difficult financial situation”, highlighted by the £7.1 million loss shown in Southampton’s annual accounts for the year ending June 30, 2013. The club also have £27million in oustanding transfer fees and, while £22million of that is due this summer, Krueger insists there is no need to sell. “We feel very comfortable that we have a plan that can deal with the situation and we are definitely not factoring in a big player sale,” he said. “We’re pretty sure that there are no more surprises and that being the case, we feel comfortable that we’re going to be good. And that we will be able to keep this group together.” Key players like Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Morgan Schneiderlin have been linked with a move away as has manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Krueger remains calm about the summer ahead. “The first thing I’d say about Mauricio is that he took his time at Espanyol [where he managed for four years], which was really important,” the Southampton chairman told the Guardian. “What really great managers do is stay in one spot until they cannot evolve there any more. “If you see managers go one year, one year, one year and then, suddenly, they are in a top league, they don’t have the foundation, possibly, to do the job. Mauricio has very carefully planned his career. “Right now, the only thing I can say, whether we speak about Mauricio or the players, is that what we have here is very good and we are doing everything in our power to keep this group together. “We are going to create a culture that this is just an excellent organisation to be a part of at all levels. “Whatever the dynamics of football or the situations that can evolve outside of Southampton do to us as we move forward, we will just keep moving forward. But there has been no talk of selling anything.” Krueger heads a recently-formed board comprised of owner Katharina Liebherr, chief executive officer Gareth Rogers and business lawyer Hans Hofstetter. The vultures may be circling overhead but Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger insists the south-coast club are doing everything in their power to “keep this group together”. Saints’ attractive, possession-based style and focus on home-grown talent has led to praise from many admirers from across Europe. Just three years on from playing in League One, the club are on course for a comfortable top-half Barclays Premier League finish but fears are mounting that the team could be broken up this summer. Press Associationlast_img read more

Heavy Rain, Flooding Possible for South Florida

first_imgHowever, the most rain will fall Monday evening into Tuesday morning. The main threats with any severe storms then would be frequent lightning, strong wind gusts and an isolated tornado or waterspout.The rain and clouds will continue into Tuesday, before conditions begin to clear up on Wednesday. Highs will remain in the low-mid 80s, while lows will be in the mid 70s from Tuesday through Thursday. The holiday weekend could be a wash out, as a large and disorganized system if storms settles on the region and into the first part of the week.Parts of our area could see a risk of heavy rain, along with flooding and possibly a few severe storms.Flood Watches have been posted for Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier and parts of Monroe counties through Monday evening.Forecasts call for some locations to see anywhere from one to three inches of rain, with some spots potentially getting over five inches of the wet stuff. On Sunday, we could see waves of showers and few thunderstorms, with daytime highs in the low 80s. Most parts of Palm Beach County will see around half an inch of rain.Monday will see an increase in heavy rain chances throughout the day, with some areas picking up one or two inches per hour. The flooding threat will also increase, and highs will be around 80.center_img Models predict that the heaviest rainfall will occur in Palm Beach County south through Miami-Dade County.Courtesy: WPTV NewsChannel 5last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019: You destroyed my day – Sanju Samson tells David Warner

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Sanju Samson showed his class in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal on Tuesday by hammering his second century. His 102, combined with Ajinkya Rahane’s wonderful 70 helped Rajasthan Royals reach 198/2. In response, David Warner’s blazing 69 off 37 balls and aided by some solid contributions from Jonny Bairstow and Vijay Shankar helped Sunrisers Hyderabad achieve their highest successful chase in the history of the IPL. Warner’s effort put in vain Samson’s brilliant knock and the youngster made that point evident in the post-match interview when he was interviewed by the left-handed Warner.“You destroyed my day. My 100 was not enough because of the way you batted. The way you started the innings we lost the game in the powerplay. We needed some 250 on the board with someone like you in the opposition. It was special,” Samson told Warner. In response, Warner heaped praise on Samson’s innings and said his partnership with Jonny Bairstow was the key in chasing 199. “A serious innings from Sanju and full credit to him. He came out and played really well. He allowed himself time and the wicket got better. Actually, I didn’t think it was a 200 wicket. We have played on similar wickets where if you bowl that hard length it is tough to get under. He showed us how to go about it. Me and Jonny have partnered really well since Kolkata. There have been a few hiccups with him trying to get off the mark. I have been hogging the strike a little bit, but over the years I have been held back a little bit. We know this ground pretty well. We know the dimensions well. There has been a breeze from one side for the last two days but tonight it wasn’t there. You have to be calculative with your batting,” Warner said.The win was Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first in this tournament while for Rajasthan Royals, it was their second consecutive loss. Speaking after the match, Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane admitted that David Warner’s knock was the difference in the chase of 199. “When someone like Warner (69 off 37 balls) bats like that, it’s very less margins for the bowler. They didn’t lose momentum throughout. When he (Warner) got out, Vijay Shankar batted well too,” Rahane said. Sunrisers Hyderabad achieved their highest successful chase in IPL history.Rajasthan Royals lost their second consecutive game in IPL 2019.Sanju Samson slammed his second century in IPL.last_img read more

Shillingford wrecks Pride to set up intriguing final day run chase

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent, (CMC )– Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite found form with a fighting half-century but Barbados Pride were taken apart by veteran off-spinner Shane Shillingford’s seven-wicket haul, leaving the first round Regional four-day contest an open affair heading into today’s final day.After limiting Windward Islands Volcanoes to a one-run lead on first innings, Pride were in good shape on 181 for four but lost their last six wickets for 88 runs to be dismissed for 269 in their second innings on the penultimate at Arnos Vale Stadium.Brathwaite top-scored with 72 while wicketkeeper Tevyn Walcott got 40 and Justin Greaves, 36, and Jomel Warrican chipped in with 31 in the tail to further boost the visitors total.Not for the first time, the 36-year-old Shillingford proved the difference, picking up seven for 105 to engineer Pride’s collapse while left-arm seamer Preston McSween (2-52) offered strong support.Volcanoes will chase a tricky target of 269 runs when they start their innings today.Resuming on their overnight 230 for seven, Volcanoes added just four runs as Test left-arm spinner Warrican took two of three wickets to fall to end with four for 40.Brathwaite then put on 46 for the first wicket with left-hander Shane Moseley (21) and a further 37 for the second wicket with Test batsman Shamarh Brooks (12) to give Pride a slow but solid start.However, once Shillingford ripped one past Brooks’s defensive prod to rattle off-stump, Pride lost three wickets for 40 runs to be 123 for four.Left-hander Jonathan Carter (8) pushed tentatively at Shillingford and edged to Devon Smith at slip and Brathwaite was brilliantly caught by Kavem Hodge on the second attempt at mid-wicket, after hitting six fours in a 139-ball knock.Pride resisted, however, courtesy of a 58-run fifth wicket stand between Walcott and Greaves, to reach the safety of tea on 145 without further loss.Walcott, who faced 75 balls and struck a single four, and Greaves, whose 77-ball innings included two boundaries, pushed on following the resumption before McSween accounted for both.First, Greaves steered a catch to wicketkeeper Emmanuel Stewart off an innocuous delivery before Walcott hooked and was caught in the deep behind square.last_img read more

Wisconsin’s DeBauche returns to form

first_imgConfusion reignsLate in the second quarter, Wisconsin was making one of its patented late-half drives down the field. P.J. Hill took a handoff from Donovan at the 20-yard line and raced left. With a shot to score, Hill was stripped of the ball at the 3-yard line and fumbled into the end zone.After a pileup, Badgers center Marcus Coleman pounced on the ball in the end zone for an apparent score.”The ball squirted out somehow, I have no idea how, and I just ran on it as fast as I could,” Coleman said.Coleman’s first career touchdown was quickly wiped off the board, when replay determined an inadvertent whistle blew the play dead.Officials then presented Bielema with probably the easiest choice he will ever have as a head coach. Given two choices on how to proceed — take the ball at the spot of the fumble (3-yard line) or replay the ball from the 20 — the Badgers’ head man chose the former.”That was a no-brainer,” Bielema said. All about ‘Heart’Saturday’s game marked the 83rd meeting between Iowa and Wisconsin, with the all-time record at an even 40-40-2 coming into the contest. While the rivalry is a time-honored tradition, the Heartland Trophy that goes to the winner of the annual matchup is not.The trophy — which features a brass bull on a platform — was up for grabs for only the fourth time Saturday. As the final seconds of the game ticked off the Camp Randall scoreboard, the Badgers grabbed the trophy on the sideline and hoisted it into the air, celebrating retaining the trophy for the first time.”These kind of games are special,” said quarterback Tyler Donovan, who led Wisconsin to its first-ever Heartland Trophy win in a 24-21 victory in Iowa City last season. “Obviously you have the Paul Bunyan Axe (the trophy for the Wisconsin-Minnesota game) and Iowa versus Wisconsin is turning into another rivalry game.”That’s one of our team goals this year: to hang onto all our trophies.” Back to the basicsAt the start of the season, Bielema created a stir among fans by passing on tradition to dress his football team in all red uniforms. Historically, the Badgers wore white pants at home with their red tops.Saturday, however, the Badgers wore the red-on-white combination most fans are familiar with.”I talked to our team on Thursday night and I said, ‘This is an old grind-out football game. This is one of our arch-rivals. … It’s a trophy game. Let’s get back to doing what we do best.'”They all started grinning, and [Jason Chapman], he never says anything, he explained loudly that he likes the white-pant look,” Bielema said.Bielema wouldn’t commit to settling on a set combination the rest of the season, but if he decides to stay with the classic look, he may not get too many complaints.”I’m not a real superstitious guy, but I’d say those white pants really helped,” cornerback Aaron Henry said.center_img JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWith both defenses playing dominating football, punters became the focal point of the game. Luckily for Wisconsin, Ken DeBauche had his best punting game of the season when his team needed it most.”[DeBauche] came out huge today,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “After the turnover there in the first quarter, we were playing backed up all the time. Kenny really changed the game. We did a couple different things with our coverage to try and get some guys to the point of their returns, … but Kenny, when he delivered those punts, put us in a position to have success.”In 2005, DeBauche had a fantastic year kicking, posting an average of 44.8 yards per punt and downing 22 punts inside the 20-yard line. After falling off somewhat last season (41.8 average, 15 inside the 20), DeBauche had posted his worst numbers of his career in 2007 going into Saturday night.The senior captain reverted to old form Saturday, recording an eye-popping average of 47.6 yards per punt, including a long punt of 58 yards. He also downed two kicks inside the 20, including one on the 1-yard line.”I’ve been punting the best I have in my career during practice and through camp, and it’s just a matter of doing it in a game,” DeBauche said.With five of Wisconsin’s first seven drives ending in punts, DeBauche was helped by being able to get in a rhythm kicking the ball.”I think that happens in anything you do, whether it be football, basketball, any position,” DeBauche said. “It felt like I was in a rhythm, and I guess it showed.”last_img read more

WBB : Orange uncharacteristically dominated in paint in loss to Rutgers

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ For Quentin Hillsman, there was one aspect of Syracuse’s game against Rutgers that made the difference between a win and a loss.The Orange had been dominant from the inside for the majority of its non-conference schedule. Sophomore center Kayla Alexander led SU with 15 points per game through 15 contests. Points in the paint accounted for 46 percent of Syracuse’s offensive output.But Tuesday, it was the Scarlet Knights that controlled the play underneath the basket. And that was enough to hand SU its third loss of the season.‘I just thought that, obviously, we gave them too many points in the paint,’ said the SU head coach Hillsman. ‘And that’s not normally how we play.’Rutgers sophomore center Monique Oliver scored a career-high 27 points and the Scarlet Knights (10-6, 3-0 Big East) jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead en route to a 78-67 win over the Orange in front of 1,031 fans at the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Scarlet Knights pounded the ball inside, outscoring SU 36-20 in the paint and holding Alexander to just six points and six rebounds. That dominance inside gave Rutgers a comfortable halftime cushion, and the Orange (13-3, 1-2) was never able to claw its way back within striking distance.‘We didn’t shoot well from the outside,’ RU head coach C. Vivian Stringer said. ‘But all the damage was on the inside. I thought that this team recognized it was working, and why go somewhere else?’Sophomore Elashier Hall gave SU a spark to start the game, knocking down two 3-pointers to give the Orange a 6-0 lead less than 90 seconds in. But after that, it was all Rutgers in the first.Oliver repeatedly found ways to get open on the offensive end. She either worked her way to the free-throw line for turnaround jumpers or cut to the basket for easy layups. The sophomore finished with 14 points in the first half while the rest of the team picked apart the SU zone. The Scarlet Knights finished with 12 assists on 17 field goals in the first half, repeatedly finding holes in the Orange defense.‘I think we did that to ourselves,’ said Hall, who led Syracuse with 23 points. ‘We just have to be more aware of ourselves and just know personnel a little better.’While Rutgers was capitalizing on their opportunities in the first half, SU struggled to manufacture points.Oliver and forward Chelsey Lee denied multiple entry passes from Orange guards into the paint. SU’s Alexander didn’t take a shot in the first half and played just eight minutes with foul trouble. Fourteen Syracuse turnovers turned into 22 points for the Scarlet Knights. And by halftime, RU held a 22-6 advantage in points in the paint and led Syracuse 39-22.Hillsman said the slow starts have been a problem for SU throughout his five seasons with the program. He added that his team has tried changing everything from pregame warm-ups to when the team eats its pregame meal, but nothing has worked.‘I don’t know, it’s hard to explain,’ Hillsman said. ‘It really is. … We’ve done numerous things to be able to come out and play better at the start of games. We can’t dig holes against good teams because it’s tough to get back in.’But the Orange did just that against Rutgers Tuesday. It clawed its way back with small runs throughout the second half but the Oliver and the Scarlet Knights never let SU get too close.Senior guard Erica Morrow tried to put Syracuse on her back about midway through the second. She scored 10 of her 15 points in a five-minute stretch to help SU cut the lead down to 11. With 4:36 left, that lead shrunk to just eight.But on the ensuing possession, Oliver got the ball with Alexander on her back on the right block. She powered her way to the middle of the paint and finished from right under the basket to put the lead back up to 10.Rutgers never led by less than nine after that bucket and made enough free throws to pull out the 78-67 win.‘They’re a good program,’ Hall said. ‘They have good sets. We just have to be a little stronger on defense and know where we need to go. … We just have to go back to the drawing board.’zjbrown@syr.educenter_img Published on January 11, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Syracuse sweeps 3 games to take Colgate Classic title

first_img Published on August 27, 2012 at 1:11 am Facebook Twitter Google+ The Syracuse women’s volleyball team took home the Colgate Classic crown this past weekend, sweeping its three matches.The Orange defeated Illinois-Chicago on Friday, followed by victories over Bryant and Colgate on Saturday. SU needed five sets to beat UIC 3-2, jumping out to an 8-0 lead in the final set before winning 15-9. Nicolette Serratore and Samantha Clarey combined for seven kills to lead Syracuse to the 3-2 (25-13, 24-25, 18-25, 25-21, 15-9) win.SU opened the second day with a 3-1 (21-25, 26-25, 25-14, 25-21) win over Bryant. Clarey led Syracuse with a career-high 18 kills. Sophomores Andrea Fisher and Serratore totaled 29 kills.The Orange lost to Bryant in the first set 25-21 and nearly fell behind by two sets, but Clarey came through with a kill when SU was trailing 25-24, and an ace to lock up a 26-25 set victory.Syracuse then defeated Colgate 3-1 (25-20, 26-28, 25-19, 25-19) in the second match of the day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFisher had 13 digs to go with her 18 kills and Serratore had 16. Clarey had nine kills. Senior middle blocker Samantha Hinz had four blocks and one solo block on defense. Junior Lindsay McCabe had six blocks while sophomore defensive specialist Melina Violas had 16 digs, tying her career-high.Syracuse hits the road next weekend for the Bluejay Invitational to take on Creighton in Omaha, Neb. The tournament begins on Friday at 6 p.m.—Compiled by Austin Pollack, contributing writer, arpollac@syr.edu Commentslast_img read more

Trojans name team captains

first_imgScoreboard · Redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler carries a lot of responsibility to put points on the board for the USC offense this fall. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanWith less than a week until the college football season kicks off, the Trojans named their captains for the 2015 campaign on Saturday following a mock game at the Coliseum.Five players were picked as captains: quarterback Cody Kessler and center Max Tuerk on the offensive side, and linebackers Su’a Cravens and Anthony Sarao and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods on the defensive side.Three defensive players were chosen because the vote was so close.“They are great representatives for our program, not only on the field but off the field in general,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said of the five captains. “We’re excited to have those guys lead our team.”  Kessler and Tuerk, who were also captains last season, are the 13th and 14th multiple-time captains in USC history. Cravens, Sarao and Woods will be serving their first seasons as captains.Cravens, the lone junior to be granted captaincy, was grateful for the honor.“It means a lot coming from the locker room with the team voting,” Cravens said. “I didn’t really expect to get it. I was surprised. As a team, we have a tight locker room, so it means a lot.”One of the responsibilities the captains assume is taking freshmen under their wings, but this year’s incoming class makes the task a lot easier, according to Kessler.“It’s been really cool that these guys don’t have egos,” Kessler said. “You normally get one or two guys here who think they’re better than everybody else. Every single guy I’ve worked with or talked to that’s a freshmen is so humble and so hungry. They just come out and work every day. Speaking for the captains, I have nothing to worry about with the freshmen.”The same goes for for players coming up from junior college, who are quickly integrated into the Trojan lifestyle.“It’s just the ’SC standard,” Sarao said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re [from junior college] or a freshman. ’SC has one standard — one way to play, one way to prepare — and that’s how we teach them.”last_img read more

Champions League defeat for Manchester City

first_imgLuis Suarez fired Barcelona to victory at Manchester City on his return to action in England.He hit both goals in the Spanish side’s 2-1 Champions League win at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their last-16 tie.In the night’s other game, Carlos Tevez scored as Juventus beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1. Tonight, Arsenal will be looking to make home advantage count against Monaco in the first leg of their tie.And last season’s runners-up Atletico Madrid travel to an out-of-form Bayer Leverkusen.last_img