Townsend: Big season for me

first_imgTottenham winger Andros Townsend intends to hit the ground running when the new Barclays Premier League campaign kicks off. “So for me, our targets or objectives is to finish in the top four, and I want to help the team finish in the top four.” Pochettino has yet to bring in any new signings, with midfielder Jake Livermore being allowed to join Hull for £8million following a successful loan spell. Spurs have been linked with Algeria international Yacine Brahimi and Standard Liege’s Nigeria forward Imoh Ezekiel. “It is a big season for me. Last year was my breakthrough for club and country and now it is important I build on that and show a lot more consistency than I did last year,” Townsend said to Spurs TV. “I am 23 next week, so that will come with age, and hopefully I can build on what I did last season.” Townsend added: “I did not get much holidays, but it was important for me to make sure I was 100 per cent fit coming back to training so I can be fit and impress the manager.” Another player hoping for a fresh start under Pochettino is Emmanuel Adebayor. The Togo forward was brought in from the cold by former boss Tim Sherwood last season, scoring 11 goals. Adebayor aims to continue to impress former Saints manager Pochettino as Spurs look to improve on sixth place. “My summer was great. The most important thing is to come back and train, to work hard,” Adebayor said. “Nothing is personal – I play for Tottenham and we are a team. Press Association Having done so much to help England qualify for the World Cup, Townsend was a frustrated spectator after an ankle injury ruled him out for the end of last season, and he had to watch on as Roy Hodgson’s men laboured through a bitterly disappointing all-too-brief stay in Brazil. The midfielder did some media punditry at the World Cup before returning to London to continue his rehabilitation work, and he is determined to step things up again as new Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino puts the squad through their paces at Enfield this week. last_img read more

Snodgrass facing six-month lay-off

first_img Press Association Hull midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been ruled out for six months with a dislocated kneecap. Tigers manager Steve Bruce revealed the extent of the injury ahead of the club’s Europa League qualifier against Lokeren in Belgium on Thursday, a club spokesman confirmed. And it could get worse for Snodgrass who is due to undergo scans to investigate possible ligament damage. center_img Snodgrass was one of Bruce’s big summer signings, joining from Norwich for £7million. The 26-year-old pulled up with a suspected twisted knee in the first half of his side’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League win at QPR on Saturday. Snodgrass wrote on Twitter: “Gutted ….!!! But I will work as hard as I can to come back fitter and stronger.” last_img read more

Formula One ‘halo’ is a mistake, says Lauda

first_imgLONDON, England (Reuters) – Formula One’s decision to introduce a ‘halo’ cockpit protection device next year is a mistake, according to former champion Niki Lauda.The Austrian, who is non-executive chairman of world champions Mercedes, told Germany’s Auto, Motor und Sport yesterday that he recognised safety had to be improved where possible.However, a convincing solution had yet to be found to protect drivers’ heads from debris.“We tested the Halo, the Red Bull Aeroscreen and Ferrari’s Shield as a cockpit protection. None has convinced 100 percent. You have to make the right decision in such a situation. The halo is the wrong one,” he said.Lauda, a triple world champion who retired from racing in 1985 after a near-fatal fiery crash in 1976, said the halo destroyed the “DNA of a Formula One car”.“The FIA has made Formula One as safe as it gets. Also the danger of flying wheels is largely eliminated, because the wheels are always more firmly attached. The risk to the drivers has become minimal.“We are just trying hard to get new fans for the sport with fast cars and getting closer to the spectators, and now this is destroyed by an overreaction.”The governing FIA announced on Wednesday that the halo would be introduced for 2018 rather than the transparent ‘shield’ tested at Silverstone last week.The halo, which is fixed to the car at three points including a central pillar in front of the driver that supports a protective loop above his head, has been widely criticised on aesthetic grounds.Some have compared its appearance to the toe strap of a flip-flop. Former Dutch F1 racer Giedo van der Garde posted a photograph on Twitter of himself holding a sandal to his head as an example.Commentator and former racer Martin Brundle said it was ‘plain ugly’.“I expect F1 Halo will cause as many problems as it fixes and further hides the gladiators away,” he added on Twitter.Austrian Alex Wurz, chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), agreed the halo was not good looking but defended the decision.“On the positive, please consider that safer cars mean we can race much faster and harder in the future,” he said.last_img read more

MBB : Last time they played: Syracuse 95, Kansas State 87

first_img Published on March 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Rudy Hackett’s left-handed hook shot sent the game into overtime, and Syracuse used that momentum to defeat the Big Eight conference runner-up in overtime.The Orangemen defeated Kansas State 95-87 to win the NCAA East Regional championship game in Providence, R.I. on March 22, 1975. With the victory, SU advanced to play Kentucky in the national semifinals in San Diego.Hackett scored four points in overtime and finished with a team-high 28 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists. He led the Orangemen back from a lengthy second-half deficit, tarnishing a 35-point effort from KSU’s Chuckie Williams.Williams, who played all 45 minutes of the contest, provided the Wildcats with an apparent 20-foot game-winning shot. The bucket gave KSU a 76-74 lead with just five seconds left.But Syracuse guard Jim Williams took the ball off the inbounds pass and raced upcourt. He found the 6-foot-9 Hackett under the basket, who flipped the ball in as time expired.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn overtime, Hackett struck again. He scored the first two points of the period, sparking an 8-2 SU run. Jim Lee’s three-point play with 1:43 remaining gave the Orangemen an 87-80 lead, sealing their 23rd win of the season.Lee, who scored 25 points, caught fire in the opening minutes, helping Syracuse to an early 18-9 lead. Williams pulled the Wildcats back ahead with 15 first-half points. The two teams entered their respective locker rooms at halftime with KSU ahead 38-36.They battled back and forth in the second half. An 8-0 SU run gave the Orangemen a 70-66 lead with just under three minutes left.Williams reeled off six points in a span of 90 seconds to give Kansas State a two-point lead, but Lee tied it with a pair of free throws with 1:05 left in regulation.Williams broke that tie when freshman Mike Evans found him in the left corner in the final seconds. The Wildcats appeared to have won, but Hackett shocked the 9,295 in attendance just moments later, and Syracuse took it from there.-Compiled by Stephen Bailey, asst. copy editor, sebail01@syr.edu  last_img read more

Gallery: Liverpool gets 1st win, 53-28, over Henninger

first_imgLiverpool and Henninger were both seeking their first win of the season on Friday night. It was the Warriors (1-2) that got the win, behind 300 yards of rushing as a team to beat the Black Knights, 53-28. The tailback and fullback duo of Cade Clouthier and Jacob Vacco was too much for the hosts to handle as the pair combined for six touchdowns in the win. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on September 15, 2018 at 12:27 am Contact Max: mefreund@syr.edulast_img

Tipp to miss out on provincial Senior Club Football Championship

first_imgThe backlog of games is due in part to Tipperary’s growing dual status with the footballers performing well this year.Given that the football championship will not be completed in time the Tipperary County Board is instead focusing on getting the hurling championship completed in time for the winners to face either Cratloe or Ballygunner in the Munster club championship on November 9th. Tipperary will not be represented in this years Munster Senior Club football championship.The county club football championship won’t be completed in time for their opening clash of the provincial championship against the Kerry champions in early November.The game is already down as a walkover for the Kingdom on the Munster GAA website.last_img read more

Donald Cerrone mocks Conor McGregor’s Proper 12 brand ahead of highly-awaited UFC bout

first_imgAlso  Read | Nate Diaz Has A Major Compliment For Bitter UFC Rival Conor McGregorUFC: Current status of both the fightersConor McGregor suffered a devastating loss to Khabib Nurrmagomedov at UFC 229. Donald Cerrone shares a similar fate with two knockout defeats in his last two fights. Both men will be looking to make a winning return. Take a look at some of the best moments of Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor in UFC. Written By Raj Sarkar First Published: 29th November, 2019 15:36 IST FOLLOW US 9 months ago CONFIRMED: Conor McGregor to face Donald Cerrone in UFC 246, says President Dana White Also Read | CONFIRMED: Conor McGregor To Face Donald Cerrone In UFC 246, Says President Dana WhiteUFC: Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone at UFC 246The super-stacked card is going to take place in T-Mobile Arena from Nevada and Donald Cerrone’s recent tweet just made it more than a normal fight. Cowboy, who is known for his love for beer, has divided the entire fanbase into several parts ahead of his highly-anticipated bout with Conor McGregor. The American posted a picture where Conor McGregor’s Proper 12 Whiskey is replicating the former two-division champion, while Donald Cerrone chose Budweiser as his choice of brand.This isn’t a battle between Budweiser and Proper 12 but Donald Cerrone is surely bringing those brands to hype up his upcoming fight. The sledging continued as the UFC logo in the tweet is also divided into the flags of Ireland and the United States respectively. The American is using Budweiser and himself to replicate the United States of America, while Conor McGregor and his Proper 12 are standing for Ireland. Take a look at Donald Cerrone’s tweet. Also Read- UFC: 3 Major Fights In UFC History With Controversial Endings Last Updated: 29th November, 2019 15:36 IST Donald Cerrone Mocks Conor McGregor’s Proper 12 Brand Ahead Of Highly-awaited UFC Bout Donald Cerrone’s cheeky tweet about Proper 12 vs Budweiser is catching everyone’s attention, ahead of his fight with Conor McGregor. Know more about it 10 months ago UFC: Dana White uncertain about Conor McGregor-Donald Cerrone fight Conor McGregor’s UFC return is finally slated on January 18, 2020 and Donald Cerrone, the man with most UFC wins is going to welcome him inside the octagon. According to reports, Conor McGregor and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone are going to battle each other in the welterweight division. UFC fans are super excited for the matchup and Donald Cerrone just added some fuel to the fire by posting a cheeky picture on his Twitter handle.center_img WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read-  Conor McGregor Teases UFC Fans, Could Choose New Weight-class For His Return Fight LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Nate Diaz has a major compliment for bitter UFC rival Conor McGregor 9 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor wants to fight Donald Cerrone in his return, confirmed his manager COMMENT 9 months ago Conor McGregor teases UFC fans, could choose new weight-class for his return fightlast_img read more

Doc Rivers to coach his son following Clippers’ three-team deal

first_imgAustin Rivers played one season at Duke University in 2011-12. He averaged 15.5 points.The younger Rivers is listed as a shooting guard, but he could be the new backup to point guard Chris Paul as current backup Jordan Farmar is expected to be waived, according to multiple reports. Then again, the Clippers are reportedly interested in point guard Nate Robinson, who was recently traded from Denver to the Celtics but then had his contract bought out, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.Bullock, 23, was drafted 25th in the first round by the Clippers (26-13) in 2013. In parts of two seasons, Bullock averaged 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 68 games.Douglas-Roberts, 28, came to the Clippers during the offseason. Injuries limited him to just 12 games this season. He averaged 1.6 points. The Clippers on Thursday afternoon announced they have acquired guard Austin Rivers from the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team deal that also included the Phoenix Suns.Once the younger Rivers plays his first second for his father, Clippers coach Doc Rivers, he will become the first in the NBA to play under his father, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Coby Karl had a very brief stint with the Denver Nuggets at the end of the 2009-10 season while his father George Karl was head coach. But George Karl was on leave with throat cancer and Coby Karl did not stay with the team the following season. He never played a minute for his father or the Nuggets, who waived him that August. The deal will see the Clippers send small forward Reggie Bullock to the Phoenix Suns and swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts to the Celtics, who also will get power forward Shavlik Randolph from Phoenix as well as a 2017 second-round draft pick from the Clippers.Austin Rivers, 22, began this – his third season in the league – with the New Orleans Pelicans. He was recently traded to the Celtics before coming to the Clippers. He averaged 6.8 points and 2.5 assists in 35 games this season for New Orleans. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Mandatory curfew for Palm Beach

first_imgA mandatory 9 pm to 6 am curfew has been placed on the town of Palm Beach.Officials announced the news Monday to help with efforts to combat the Coronavirus.The curfew is slated to go into effect on Tuesday and remain until further notice.The CDC is also asking businesses, night clubs, restaurants, and places of worship who wish to continue operations to scale back their capacity level to 50 people at a time.The president, however, is suggesting that businesses scale back their capacity 10 people.Access to public buildings is being limited and it is suggested that if you are planning a trip a public building that you call ahead.All public beaches on Palm Beach, however, have been shut down.last_img read more

Leafs complete deal for Grand Forks sniper Connor Gross

first_imgMcCarthy decided it was time to make the jump to Tier I Junior A.The loss of McCarthy was not the only bad news Nelson received.Nelson lost the services of Matthew Naka who suffered a broken ankle in a freak off-ice accident.The loss of two key cogs in the Nelson roster, combined with a 6-1 shellacking the Leafs received at the hands of the Castlegar Rebels prior to the Christmas Break, may have been the final push for Maida to make the lineup move.Gross is expected to be in the Nelson lineup when the Green and White return to ice for the unofficial second half of the season starting Friday at home against the Spokane Braves.Game time is 7 p.m.Saturday Nelson travels to the Lilac City for a return half of the home-and-home series.Monday, Nelson hosts Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the traditional New Years Eve clash at the NDCC Arena.Game time is 2:30 p.m.Nelson currently leads the Murdoch Division by a slim two points over Castlegar and holds a six-point advantage over the surging Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida made a move Boxing Day to deal with the loss of two key players from the lineup in the final weeks leading up to the Kootenay International Junior HocChristmas break.Maida, in his second season at the helm of the Leafs, acquired 18-year-old Connor Gross from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for future considerations.”(Center) Colton McCarthy leaving (to WHL) created a spot and Connor brings offence to fill that loss,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.Gross, from Lethbridge, Alta., has scored 18 goals while adding 17 assists for the lowly Bruins in 35 games this season and is currently on six-game point streak.During that recent hot streak, Grossm who leads the Border Bruins in scoring, has scored five goals for 11 points.Of course the Leafs are still reeling from the loss of McCarthy, who as a 16-year-old was a shoe-in for the KIJHL rookie of the year award.The Salmon Arm prospect was tearing up the league in scoring 21 times in 26 games before departing for Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League earlier this month.last_img read more