Heskey urges Sancho to choose Liverpool over Man Utd

first_img “But having someone young, fresh and dynamic coming in, it will only add to the squad and I think that is where Jurgen is going to be looking at next. What can he add to the squad that is going to give Liverpool that little bit more longevity. “When you look at the Liverpool frontline, you’ve got (Sadio) Mane and (Mo) Salah as the goal-getters and that is exactly what they do well. Read Also:Man United ready shirt number for Sancho after £120m switch “They command respect from defenders as a result. You’d like to think that Sancho has the quality to get in the side, but it will be very tough to get in ahead of Salah or Mane.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Liverpool hero, Emile Heskey has urged Borussia Dortmund whiz Jadon Sancho should move to Anfield over Manchester United. Jadon Sancho is keen on returning to the Premier League United are keen on signing the England and Borussia Dortmund sensation in the next transfer window in a deal that could cost them up to £130m. But Heskey told GentingBet: “When you look at Jadon Sancho’s age, he will always be an asset to Liverpool. “In two to three years, you’ve got an ageing Liverpool side – even though in this day and age and with the fitness levels of all the players, age is nothing.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On FireWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Bonnie M. Schuck age 79

first_imgBonnie Marie Schuck, age 79, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at her residence in Brookville.Born September 16, 1937 in Breathitt County, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Bert & Sarah Catherine (Moore) Gambill. She lived most of her life in Franklin County, Indiana.She was retired, having been employed at Sperry Rubber & Plastics, and the former Elsie Dreyer Nursing Home in Brookville.Survivors include nine children, Burrell King of New Jersey, Marsha Noble of Brookville, Indiana, Joe King of Harrison, Ohio, Donna Seegmueller of Greensburg, Indiana, Connie Connolly of Harrison, Ohio, Robin Schuler of Cincinnati, Ohio, Chris King of Brookville, Indiana, John King of Brookville, Indiana and Regina Radigan of Cleves, Ohio; three sisters, Helen King and Juanita Rosenberger both of Brookville, Indiana and Jane Gibbs of Texas; as well as many grandchildren & great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary White; two brothers, Joseph Gambill and Lawrence Gambill; two sons-in-law, Mike Pelsor and Bobby Schuler; as well as a grandson, Shannon King.Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.last_img read more

FX Scarcity Threatens Nigeria’s Mission to Zambia

first_img* Rohr replaces injured Balogun with AgboOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is in the fix as it is struggling with preparations for the Super Eagles’ visit to Zambia next weekend for the 2018 World Cup qualifier because of scarcity of foreign exchange.After failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations next year in Gabon, Nigeria will be pitching to be at the World Cup and salvage its reputation as a continental soccer powerhouse. THISDAY scooped last night that the high aspiration could be imperiled by the inability of the federation to source for dollars to prosecute the match.The Super Eagles are expected to travel by a chartered flight to Ndola, for a showdown with Zambia on October 9 in one of the opening fixtures in Group B.A reliable NFF source disclosed last night that aside other obligations, the executive committee was still banking on the Ministry of Sports to provide money to charter a flight to Ndola.THISDAY also learnt last night that travel agencies were also declining to issue flight tickets to the foreign-based players invited by coach Gernot Rohr, stemming from the federation’s failure to redeem outstanding debts on tickets previously issued.Rohr, who will be overseeing his second match as the national coach, invited 20 players who ply their trades in Europe for the confrontation against the Cooper Bullets.Though NFF did not pay a bonus to the players following their victory against Tanzania in Uyo last month, in an African Cup of Nations match deemed ”a dead rubber”, officials led by the President Amaju Pinnick, are unsure of how to shop for bonus, given the free fall of the naira in the parallel market.An official, who pleaded not to be named, predicted an unfolding crisis in Ndola in view of the foreign exchange scarcity caused by global decline in price of oil.The dollars exchanged for N450 to the Naira yesterday in the parallel market, a rate which NFF claimed it making a mess of its operation as its projection was made at the rate of N200 to a dollar for the season.Meanwhile, Rohr has replaced injured defender Leon Balogun with Uche Henry Agbo. FSV Mainz 05 of Germany centre-back Balogun, who shone in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo earlier this month, was named in Nigeria’s 23-man roster for the big match before copping an injury.Granada FC of Spain’s Agbo has already been contacted by Rohr and his invitation letter sent to his club by the NFF.He will join the other players who are expected to start arriving at the Bolton White Hotel and Apartments, Abuja on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Former UW running back in county jail for 20 days

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald PhotoWhen the Wisconsin football team took the field against Akron on Saturday, there was one former Badger wearing a different uniform — one issued by the Dane County Jail. Former Badger running back Lance Smith is currently serving a 20-day jail sentence for battery and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident that took place in July 2007. That night, Smith was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend, Kandl Light.According to Judge Stuart A. Schwarz, who presided over Smith’s Aug. 14 hearing, Smith repeatedly choked Light and threw her to the ground, an act Smith’s attorney called “ugly and inappropriate.” After the incident, Smith was suspended from playing in Wisconsin’s five road games and was enrolled in Madison’s first offender program. However, he was eventually kicked out of the program — and off the UW football team — for missing two scheduled services and failing to pay some of the program fees. “What I did was wrong,” Smith told Judge Schwarz at the hearing. The fact that Smith was a high-profile athlete did not affect Schwarz’s ruling. He also dismissed statements by Smith’s attorney that his client’s case had been treated with unfair media attention. “That comes with the proverbial turf,” Schwarz said of the media’s coverage of the situation. “We punish individuals not because of who they are but what they do.” Smith hopes football is still in his plans for the future, and it is likely he could transfer to a Championship Subdivision school to avoid having to sit out a year following a transfer. In eight games with the Badgers last season, he rushed for 429 yards and three touchdowns. He would have likely become the third-string running back behind starter P.J. Hill and Zach Brown in what would have been a very deep and talented backfield.last_img read more

Syracuse to play home-and-home with Duke, host North Carolina

first_imgGames in the Carrier Dome against Duke and North Carolina headline Syracuse’s schedule in its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The Orange will also travel to Durham, N.C., to face the Blue Devils as a part of a home-and-home with Duke. SU last faced the Blue Devils in 1998 in the Sweet 16. Duke has never traveled to Syracuse.The Orange will also play home-and-home series with three former Big East foes. SU will face Miami (Fla.), as well as “partners” Boston College and Pittsburgh.Games against Georgia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina State and Notre Dame round out the rest of SU’s ACC home schedule. Contests at Florida State, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland make up the rest of the conference road slate.Dates and times will be announced once television designations are made and actual tipoff times are decided.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

USC is losing the crosstown rivalry battle

first_imgEveryone currently at USC was lucky enough to grow up during one of the greatest sporting periods in the history of our storied university. From 2002 until 2011-2012, USC enjoyed a period of success that is almost unmatched by any university in the country. I like to call this the golden era of Trojan athletics.While USC won numerous NCAA championships during this era, the one aspect that made the past decade so extraordinary and unique was our continued dominance over our crosstown rivals, the UCLA Bruins. Nothing was better than watching the Trojans beat the Bruins year after year.Though every discussion with a Bruin fan usually starts and ends with football, the Trojans’ dominance extended past the annual battle for the Victory Bell. The Trojans own the overall football record and were in the middle of winning 12 out of 13 matchups, capped off by an impressive 50-0 win that would become immortalized on one of my favorite shirts.However, it was USC’s ability to compete with UCLA in sports the Bruins were known to dominate such as soccer, tennis and water polo that made this era so special.The Trojans men’s water polo team won eight national championships, including six consecutively. The women’s soccer team defeated the Bruins in the NCAA tournament in 2007 en route to their first-ever national championship. UCLA, which dominated men’s tennis in the 1970s and 1980s, has watched USC win six out of seven championships.Every UCLA pundit will point out UCLA’s basketball history, including back-to-back trips to the Final Four in the mid-2000s. Yes, UCLA was better than USC at basketball during this period. Yes, UCLA won multiple championships in the 1970s. However, it was USC standing tall toward the end of the decade, looking poised to take over basketball dominance in Los Angeles before the whole O.J. Mayo scandal.So can anyone tell me what in the world happened? How could this dominance of a decade-plus years suddenly disappear in the span of two years?The Trojan football team has been outplayed and outclassed by our bitter rivals for three years now. Our basketball team hasn’t won a game over UCLA in the past five tries. Our six-time defending national champion water polo team saw its championship run end at the hands of the Bruins, who defeated the Trojans 9-8 in the 2014 title game. To cap it off, UCLA won the baseball national championship, a sport in which USC used to dominate, in 2013.There are a lot of reasons for this drop off, mostly stemming from the harsh NCAA penalties and sanctions the university has faced the past five years due to the Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo cases. Other factors include the fact that USC cannot offer full scholarships for sports like baseball, track, golf, etc. due to Title IX rules.I want to make this clear, though -— losing happens. I don’t expect the Trojans to beat the Bruins every time, even though that would be ideal. What I expect is for the players who represent the cardinal and gold to give it their all, especially in a rival game.This past Wednesday night, I attended the USC versus UCLA basketball game. The Galen Center was as full as I had ever seen it, student section filled and all. I was filled with hope that our young and upcoming basketball team could put a bandage over the bleeding.Boy, was I wrong. After a tight first half, USC was blown out in the second half and ended up losing 83-66. It wasn’t the fact that we lost or even that we got blown out. It was the fact that our team played with such a lackluster effort.What made coaches like Pete Carroll and John McKay and players like Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush so great was the fact that they hated to lose to UCLA. To them, UCLA was more than a game — it was a determining factor of their success. There’s no need to panic — yet. Second-year men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield has the Trojans headed in the right direction, landing two more ESPN Top 100 recruits to pair alongside freshman standout guard Jordan McLaughlin.The football team finally had its scholarship sanctions lifted, leading to several ESPN 300 recruits committing to USC.The Trojans are shaping up to have a lot of national spotlight on them in the coming year in almost every sport, though the real spotlight will be on whether the Trojans can get it done against the Bruins.Nick Barbarino is a junior majoring in business administration. His column, “Beyond the Arc” runs Fridays.last_img read more

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jose Pedraza: Fight time, how to watch and live stream

first_imgVasiliy Lomachenko, quite arguably boxing’s pound-for-pound best and WBA (super) lightweight champion, returns to the ring to take on WBO champ Jose Pedraza in a lightweight title unification bout on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Join DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 Lomachenko vs. Pedraza betting oddsAccording to proboxingodds.com (as of Dec. 4), Lomachenko is a -5000 favorite, which means you’d need to bet $5,000 to win $100. Meanwhile, Pedraza is a +1897 underdog, meaning if you would bet $100, you would net $1,897. Vasiliy Lomachenko record and bioName: Vasiliy LomachenkoNationality: UkrainianBorn: February 17, 1988Height: 5-7 Reach: 65 1/2″  Total fights: 12Record: 11- with nine knockouts.Jose Pedraza record and bioName: Jose PedrazaNationality: Puerto RicanBorn: May 8, 1989Height: 5-8 1/2Reach: 71″Total fights: 26Record: 25-1 with 12 knockouts.Lomachenko vs. Pedraza fight cardVasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jose Pedraza in a WBA/WBO Lightweight title unificationIsaac Dogboe vs. Emanuel Navarrete for Dogboe’s WBO Junior Featherweight titleTeofimo Lopez Jr. vs. Mason Menard; LightweightAlexander Besputin vs. Juan Carlos Abreu; WelterweightJosue Vargas vs. John Renteria, 8 rounds; Junior WelterweightMichael Perez vs. Abdiel Ramirez; LightweightGuido Vianello vs. Luke Lyons; Heavyweight Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) made his debut at 135 pounds back in May against Jorge Linares. After getting knocked down in the sixth round, Lomachenko bounced back to win by 10th-round TKO to capture the WBA belt. The victory made Lomachenko the quickest fighter to win three world titles in three different weight class. It appeared “Hi-Tech” would fight in August, but he suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder during the Linares fight and had to undergo surgery. Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs) shocked the boxing world when he upset Ray Beltran by unanimous decision in the latter boxer’s own backyard in Glendale, Arizona to win the WBO strap.Will Lomachenko continue his push to become one of sport’s all time greats or will Pedraza figure out the puzzle that is Lomachenko and pull off another shocker?(All times Eastern.)What time is the Lomachenko vs. Pedraza fight?The Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jose Pedraza main card begins at 9 p.m.How do I watch Lomachenko vs. Pedraza?You can watch Lomachenko vs. Pedraza on ESPN.Where is the Lomachenko vs. Pedraza fight?Lomachenko vs. Pedraza takes place at Hulu Theater in New York City. last_img read more

Can Tiger Woods overhaul Jack Nicklaus’ major record?

first_imgBut there is no trend of players winning multiple majors in their twilight years in the modern era. Every year from 40 onwards, it just gets tougher.Tiger will face the same challenges as his predecessors when it comes to confronting his advancing years — an aging body, a talented new crop awaiting their turn, and the growing sense that time will prove his greatest enemy.The debate about whether Tiger would surpass Nicklaus has been decided precisely because it has taken Woods 11 years just to add just one more to his tally. He will not get another four before the clock runs down. MORE: Best moments from Tiger Woods’ Masters victoryHe had last triumphed at Augusta in 2005, but looked as imposing as ever down the stretch as he got the job done on Sunday.Woods is now three short of Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18 majors. Two of Omnisport’s golf experts share their thoughts on whether Tiger can catch Jack.Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2019The aura is back, if anyone can do this, Tiger can – Peter HansonIf this question had been posed to me a year ago, I would have needed helping back to my feet after falling off my chair laughing. But the circumstances could hardly be more different now.Tiger, beaten down by a series of agonizing back injuries, himself admitted in late 2017 that he did not know if he would play again, let alone compete at the elite level of golf. This is no ordinary player we are talking about, though.The statistics detailing his years of dominance make for remarkable reading. Even now there are times you have to double take to make sure what you are fact checking is correct.Reeling in, and then overtaking, Nicklaus would have been a task much more achievable had Tiger converted challenges at last year’s Open and US PGA Championship into victories.Yet that inimitable aura is undoubtedly back. So are the club twirls, the exquisite wedges, the cocksure body language of a serial winner.At 43, time is running out for Woods and even a player of Tiger’s extraordinary talent cannot compete at the top level forever.The competition is stronger than ever but if any player is capable of doing something to boggle the mind of even his most ardent supporter, it is Tiger Woods. He can win 18 majors and more.5 Masters. 15 Majors.1997 Masters1999 PGA Championship2000 U.S. Open2000 The Open2000 PGA Championship2001 Masters2002 Masters2002 U.S. Open2005 Masters2005 The Open2006 The Open2006 PGA Championship2007 PGA Championship2008 U.S. Open2019 Masters pic.twitter.com/R5wKipM2nj— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 14, 2019It’s too late now, Tiger – Russell GreavesGolf is a sport that affords its legends a little more time to grace the stage, and not merely as bit-part players.Well into their 30s, and in some notable cases their 40s, players can enjoy starring roles at major championships.But when those in the latter age bracket do win one of the four headline events, it invariably proves to be their swansong.Nicklaus was 46 when his 18th arrived and, though he flirted with more Masters glory after that Augusta triumph, he was essentially a spent force in that regard.Gary Player managed to claim a green jacket at the age of 42, and Lee Trevino a PGA Championship title at 44. Tiger Woods is a major champion once again, having claimed his 15th title almost 11 years after he last won at the highest level.Woods completed an extraordinary return to the top of the game, having overcome career-threatening injuries, by securing a one-shot victory at the Masters.last_img read more

Coronavirus causes Ivy League to cancel conference tournament; Yale earns automatic NCAA Tournament bid

first_img“We understand and share the disappointment with student-athletes, coaches and fans who will not be able to participate in these tournaments,” Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris said in a release. “Regrettably, the information and recommendations presented to us from public health authorities and medical professionals have convinced us that this is the most prudent decision.”The Ivy League also canceled its women’s basketball tournament, granting Princeton (26-1, 14-0) an automatic NCAA Tournament bid.MORE: Coronavirus concern prompts NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS to ban locker room access for mediaThe Ivy League also announced that it would severely implement “highlyrestrictive, in-venue spectator limitations” for all campus athletics events while completely eliminating out-of-season practices and competitions.“Following a number of league-wide discussions throughout the last several weeks, we have decided to exercise caution in the interest of student-athletes, fans and the general community,” Harris said. March Madness took an unprecedented turn on Tuesday.The Ivy League announced that it has canceled its men’s conference basketball tournament in light of the potential spread of coronavirus. That means regular-season champion Yale (23-7, 11-3 In league play) was awarded the conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. The Bulldogs were swept by second-place Harvard (21-8, 10-4) during the regular season, including by double digits (83-69) on Saturday. The NCAA — which has already stated it will continue its winter and spring championship events — later released a statement affirming it will continue forward with its events as planned.“NCAA member schools and conferences make their own decisions regarding regular season and conference tournament play,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a released statement. “As we have stated, we will make decisions on our events based on the best, most current public health guidance available.”Neither the NCAA COVID-19 advisory panel, made up of leading public health and infectious disease experts in America, nor the CDC or local health officials have advised against holding sporting events. In the event circumstances change, we will make decisions accordingly.”last_img read more

Economic development loan for Courtway Park to be discussed by Clear Lake council tonight

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council tonight will take a major step forward with the Courtway Park Subdivision project. At their last meeting on September 16th, the council set tonight’s meeting for the public hearing to enter into an economic development forgivable loan agreement of not to exceed $4 million for the proposed project. A letter of intent for a potential development agreement between the city and the project developer has a proposed hotel and conference center development on a 5.8 acre piece of land on the far southwestern part of the subdivision. The project would be a $16 million investment, with a hotel being not less than a mid-scale brand hotel with not less than 70 rooms. It would also include an up to 6000 square foot restaurant with an estimated 180 person capacity, and an approximately 9000 square foot conference meeting center that would be capable of accommodating between 450 to 900 people. The council meets at 6 o’clock tonight at Clear Lake City Halllast_img read more