Robins: Man Utd board must give Solskjaer timeby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United FA Cup winner Mark Robins says the board must be patient with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Robins, now manager of League One outfit Coventry City, believes that Solskjaer must be given plenty of time to implement his philosophy on the playing squad.”What he’s trying to do is reinstall the values that he felt as a player and that were there under Sir Alex,” he told Sky Sports.”He needs time to do that. If you remember when Sir Alex took over, it was six years before that started to take an effect.”I don’t think you get that times these days but I think the board will be patient. As long as they can see things moving forward in the right way they will be patient.”Clearly you need to get results alongside that. Ole knows that but the noises coming out of there and what is being said, they seem happy, the players seem happy, it seems a happier camp.”Things can turn quickly but you need results to maintain it. I hope he gets that time and he gets the backing in the transfer market because it’s going to take a long time to get them back to where they were.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Members of the Ohio State football team participate in the pregame “quick cals” drill before OSU’s 28-3 win in Champaign, Illinois on Nov. 14.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe schedule for No. 3 Ohio State has not been among the nation’s most grueling so far. The 45-56 combined record of its 10 opponents makes its strength of schedule rank just middle-of-the-pack nationally.That is set to change in a big way for the Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0) over the remainder of the season, beginning on Saturday with a meeting at home with No. 9 Michigan State (9-1, 5-1).“I think the elite level of competition and the hype leading up to the game, it just brings the best out of the players,” said OSU sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan. “You either crumble under pressure or you thrive.”OSU’s matchup with Michigan State stands to have major ramifications on the Big Ten East Division, as will the Buckeyes’ regular season finale at Michigan a week later.If Michigan State wins at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, it will control its own destiny for a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game due to having wins in hand against OSU and Michigan. The same goes for the Buckeyes.However, even with the spot in the Big Ten Championship Game and, quite likely, the College Football Playoff on the line, junior defensive end Joey Bosa said the culture at OSU makes it easy to stay focused heading into the matchup.“I think the great part about being at Ohio State is that everybody’s watching you every week,” Bosa said. “It doesn’t matter how big of a game it is, but of course you come to Ohio State to play in the big games.”The game could feature a pair of large numbers on the scoreboard, as neither team has been held under 20 points in a game this season.The Spartans are anchored by redshirt senior quarterback Connor Cook, a third-year starter for coach Mark Dantonio. Though he left in the second half of Michigan State’s 24-7 win against Maryland last week, OSU co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said he fully expects to see the Ohioan out there.“He’s going to be there, we know that,” Ash said. “That’s not really a concern of ours. If he’s not, we’ll move on and we’ll have a plan for whoever is in there.”Ash had nothing but praise for Cook on Monday, calling him the complete package as a quarterback.“He’s got a very strong arm, he can make all the throws, he’s athletic enough to avoid pressure, also. He understands their system, understands defenses, reads coverages well,” Ash said. “You name it, what you want in your quarterback, you see it in him.”OSU coach Urban Meyer echoed his coordinator’s words, referring to Cook as “one of the best quarterbacks in Big Ten history.”Recognizing the magnitude of the game, OSU altered its schedule slightly to prepare for Cook and the Spartans. McMillan said the defense cut the Sunday film session from its 28-3 win at Illinois short in order to start watching tape of Michigan State a day early.“This is probably the most balanced football offense that we’re going to see,” Ash said. “They’ve got a quarterback, they can run the ball with a good offensive line, they’ve got good receivers.”The matchup between OSU and Michigan State is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. at the ‘Shoe.Senior dayGiven that Saturday’s game is the final home game of the season, it is also the final time 18 OSU seniors will get a chance to play in Columbus.Five starters on offense — left tackle Taylor Decker, center Jacoby Boren, right tackle Chase Farris, tight end Nick Vannett and H-back Braxton Miller — will be honored on the field before the game.Additionally, three defensive starters — defensive tackles Tommy Schutt and Adolphus Washington and linebacker Joshua Perry — will be recognized with the senior class.“It’s going to be a tough day,” Meyer said. “Senior day is always a tough day, especially for the guys that are really invested.”One of the 18 seniors, redshirt senior receiver Corey Smith, was lost for the season with a broken leg in OSU’s Week 5 game at Indiana. Meyer said at the time that he could apply for a medical redshirt and return for a sixth year of eligibility, but no announcement on that has been made.Nonseniors who seem likely to leave for the NFL draft after the season, such as Bosa and junior running back Ezekiel Elliott, will not be honored on the field, but Bosa said the situation will still provide extra motivation in what will likely be his final game at the ‘Shoe.“It’s definitely going to be an emotional day for me,” Bosa said.A season agoThe 2014 OSU vs. Michigan State game in East Lansing, Michigan, turned out to be a turning point of the season for the Buckeyes.Slowly climbing in the rankings after a bad Week 2 home loss to Virginia Tech, then-No. 14 OSU took on then-No. 8 Michigan State and walked out of Spartan Stadium with a 49-37 victory.Then-redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was 16-of-26 for 300 yards and three touchdowns, including a 79-yard connection with redshirt junior receiver Michael Thomas late in the first half.Cook dueled with Barrett throughout, hitting on 25 of 45 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns, but a three-touchdown second quarter for the Buckeyes was enough to lift the Scarlet and Gray to No. 8 in the country.“That was our best game offensively, by far,” Meyer said. “We threw for over 300 (yards). We ran against not a good defense, a great defense.”Up nextAfter the matchup with the Spartans, OSU is set to conclude its regular season in another key matchup with a rival from the state of Michigan. The Buckeyes’ meeting with the Michigan Wolverines is set for a noon kickoff at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
The Costa Rican footballer was chosen over Roma’s Alisson, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon, Barcelona’s Marc-André Ter Stegen, and Chelsea’s Thibaut CourtoisDuring the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League group draw, the Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas was chosen the best one on his position from last season’s tournament.The Costa Rica national team keeper received 222 points, followed by ex-Roma and now Liverpool footballer Alisson Becker with 197.The Top 10 goalkeepers of the 2017-2018 season were published in the UEFA official website.Nava played in 11 matches during the last season, having conceded 13 goals but with two clean sheets.“Keepers stand up to be counted in big games like these. It was a difficult second leg and he gave us so much, he gave us life,” former coach Zinedine Zidane said about him after beating Bayern Munich.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He’s a keeper that I love. He’s won three consecutive Champions League titles, earned us lots of points and ensured we win games – but above all, I’d praise him as a person,” his teammate Dani Carvajal added.Goalkeeper of the Season top tenKeylor Navas (Real Madrid) – 222 pointsAlisson Becker (Liverpool/Roma) – 197 pointsGianluigi Buffon (Paris/Juventus) – 92 pointsMarc-André Ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 47 pointsThibaut Courtois (Chelsea, now Real Madrid) – 28 pointsEderson (Manchester City) – 26 pointsHugo Lloris (Tottenham) – 18 pointsJan Oblak (Atlético) – 16 pointsDavid de Gea (Manchester United) – 7 pointsSven Ulreich (Bayern) – 5 pointsBravo, @NavasKeylor! ?#UEFAawards #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/NR4Jk7kLnt— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 30, 2018
The Internazionale Milan coach is not happy after fan racially abused Kalidou Koulibaly on Wednesday’s matchOn Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Napoli, Internazionale Milan fans racially abused Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.And for Inter coach Luciano Spalletti, enough is enough.“I condemn [what happened] with no ifs and buts,” Spalletti was quoted by RTÉ Sport.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It’s the moment to say ‘enough’ to hatred in football, ‘enough’ to racism and any form of discrimination in the stadium.”“‘Enough’ to those who celebrate the Heysel or Superga disasters,” he added.“‘Enough’ to jeering a coach or a player for 90 minutes … ‘enough’ to hatred in football in general. That is the main thing.”“It’s very disappointing not to play in front of our own crowd but, if it’s the price we have to pay to win this battle, we’ll do it willingly,” he said about an Italian Lega Serie A punishment.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 29, 2017 – Providenciales – Yesterday the Premier spoke to the nation. Strong media presence and Ministers of Education, Tourism, Home Affairs, Infrastructure and Deputy Premier/Border Control were also on hand at the Office of the Premier.CDEMA, a part of CARICOM has turned in an Irma Damage report.The country’s economic center Provo was with almost 80% of buildings damaged, but Salt Cay is with the worse building damage, 100% and South Caicos records 99.9% damage as only two homes were with no damage from catastrophic Hurricane Irma on September 7 and 8th.North Caicos had 70.9% damage and Middle Caicos has 62.9% of its buildings damaged.The country’s capital Grand Turk had 45 structures completely destroyed and overall saw just under 77% building damage according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency report.The Maria report by CDEMA is in the works said Premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson.#MagneticMediaNews#hurricaneIrmadamagereport Related Items:#hurricaneIrmadamagereport, #magneticmedianews
Plans for a developer to construct four office buildings inside the fence line at Naval Air Station Patuxent River under DOD’s enhanced use leasing (EUL) program continue to move forward despite resistance from the business community in southern Maryland.Hines is poised to reach a deal with the Navy to build four, 150,000-square-foot office buildings, an initiative Maryland officials and local advocates for the base favor as a way to enhance the mission at Pax River as a possible round of base closure looms, reported BayNet.com.The Navy needs the project, which has the potential to encompass seven sites and 2 million square feet of space, to accommodate 3,000 Naval Air Systems Command workers now housed in trailers on base. Local developers, however, fear the project would compete with vacant office space in the surrounding communities.To address the community’s concerns, Robin Finnacom, acting head of the St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development, last month said in a memo: “The Navy is expected to lease all of the space to alleviate a chronic lack of office facilities. The EUL project is seen as critical to strengthening the Navy’s capacity to handle current and future projected levels of work and is considered necessary to improving Pax’s standing in any future rounds of BRAC.”The EUL project should help protect Pax River against that possibility that some of its activities are shifted elsewhere following the next BRAC round. “I don’t believe Pax River is under threat of closure,” said Michael Hayes, program director of the state office of military affairs.The first phase of its project would cover one of the office buildings, according to Hines. An agreement previously reached with the Navy would bar the project from including retail uses such as restaurants. County and Navy officials also plan to hammer out an agreement to compensate St. Mary’s for lost tax revenue.A Hines representative said he hopes to have a final EUL signed by all parties by the end of the summer, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Story Links Watch Live Stats Against Marquette, Louisville went on yet another 5-0 run in under 10 minutes to even the score at 7-7 with 2:38 left in the first half. However, the Golden Eagles tallied two straight goals to end the half with a 9-7 lead that they would never relinquish, despite a stretch of three unanswered goals by the Cardinals in the second half. Tessa Chad leads Louisville with six goals after two games. She has recorded hat tricks in both games and now has 10 hat tricks as a Cardinal. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s lacrosse concludes its three-game road trip to open the season at No. 19 Denver on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET. Despite opening the season with back-to-back losses, the Cardinals have shown fight and mounted rallies to get back into both games after falling behind early.After falling behind 15-4 at the half in their season opener at No. 7 Northwestern, the Cardinals reeled off five straight goals and ultimately won the second half by a margin of 7-6. Despite the strong second half performance, the Cards fell to the Wildcats, 21-11. ABOUT THE PIONEERSDenver (2-0) opened its season with a pair of quality road wins over Stanford and California. After narrowly edging Stanford 8-7 to start the weekend, the Pioneers routed Cal 13-4. Sophomore Hannah Liddy leads the scoring effort with 11 points and is tied with fellow sophomore Bea Behrins for a team-high five goals. In goal, junior Carson Gregg has tallied 12 saves for a .522 save percentage. The Pioneers were selected first in the BIG EAST Preseason Poll and had five student-athletes named to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team, including BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Kennedy Milburn. Last season, Denver finished with a 13-7 record, earning a bid to its third consecutive NCAA Tournament.Series History – UofL is 3-3 all-time against Denver and 1-2 on the road. The last meeting was a 12-5 win for Denver at UofL Lacrosse Stadium on Feb. 17, 2018.Date: Saturday, Feb. 16Time: 3:00 p.m. ETSite: Denver, Colo.Video: denverpioneers.comLast Meeting: Denver 12, Louisville 5 (2/17/18 at UofL)Series History: The series is tied 3-3 (2-1 at home, 1-2 on road)For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Version