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United can win title – Mourinho

first_img A 1-0 defeat by Everton on Wednesday night has seen David Moyes’ side slip 12 points behind leaders Arsenal, but Mourinho believes they are still in contention. The Portuguese, who has denied plotting a January move for unsettled Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, insists the philosophy at United enables Moyes to stay patient. Arsenal head the Premier League by four points – Chelsea are second – but Mourinho refused to add his voice to the debate on whether they are capable of sustaining a title challenge. “Arsenal lead and if they lead it’s because they have more points than other people and because they are better and have made less mistakes,” he said. “If they are there it’s because they deserve to be there. But the championship finishes in May. Let’s see what happens then.” Chelsea travel to Stoke on Saturday to conclude a run of three Premier League matches in seven days, two of them away. In contrast title rivals Arsenal face the same number of games but over nine days. Mourinho describes the discrepancy as a “big coincidence”. “This is like preparation for the Christmas period,” he said. “This week is a hard week because we start on a Sunday, not even on a Saturday, playing Southampton, but finish on a Saturday. “For some clubs it’s Saturday-Sunday when for us it’s Sunday-Saturday. “Once more when it comes to fixtures, we are always in trouble. It’s a big coincidence. “I don’t like to give a day off to the players after a big game, but I’ll have to give them the day off on Sunday. “I don’t think it’s good for their body, but it’s good for their heads. “I like to give physiological recovery, but the mental point of view is more important. It’s important they have a free Sunday to disconnect.” Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists the identity of Manchester United ensures they remain Barclays Premier League title contenders. “If it was another club I’d tell you it’s impossible, but with Manchester United I don’t say that,” Mourinho said. “The reasons are because of the potential of the team, what the club represents and the culture of the club. “It’s not a club in panic. It’s not a club where you feel the end of the world is arriving. “They are calm, they go the same way and support the manager. Nobody touches the manager. “They have a project. If they don’t win this season they believe they will win next season. “It’s a very, very stable situation and an example to many others. Because of that they are still a contender. “They will stick together, they will fight and try to get 12 to 15 points in a row. Yes they are still a contender. “They will wait for matches between Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham when others will lose points.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Johnson’s bail extended

first_imgEngland winger Adam Johnson’s bail date has been extended by five weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16. The force also said it was reported a weapon was recovered from Johnson’s mansion in the leafy hamlet of Castle Eden when he was arrested, and this has been examined. A spokesman said the item did not require a firearms certificate and no further police action would be taken. The force warned people against commenting about the alleged victim on social media. Officers were aware the investigation had “resulted in considerable rumour and speculation”, causing the girl and her family considerable distress, the force said. The spokesman added: “We stress again the warning we have already given, that anyone who publishes anything which may identify the victim of a sexual offence is committing a criminal act and will be dealt with accordingly.” The winger, born in Sunderland, has represented his country 12 times and also played for Middlesbrough and Manchester City. He cost the relegation-threatened Wearside club £10 million when they purchased him in 2012 and he has gone on to score 17 goals for them. Press Associationcenter_img The suspended Sunderland star had been due to attend a County Durham police station on Wednesday, following his arrest a fortnight ago. A Durham Police spokesman said the 27-year-old will report back on April 23, while inquiries continued, and is now not required to answer bail on Wednesday. last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Georgia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (16-11, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) visits Georgia Tech (15-11, 6-7) at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday with a chance to snap its two-game losing streak. The Yellow Jackets have lost three of their last four conference games, including a nine-point loss at Miami on Wednesday. Sunday’s tilt is the first of two between the two teams in the final two weeks of the regular season.Here’s everything you need to know about Georgia Tech.All-time series: Syracuse owns a 4-3 advantageLast time they played: The Orange topped GT on Jan. 30 of last season, 60-57, behind Michael Gbinije’s game-high 16 points. Malachi Richardson chipped in 13 points and Dajuan Coleman 11, while SU held the Yellow Jackets to 5-of-18 shooting from 3-point land. Tyler Roberson secured a game-high eight rebounds, four of which came on the offensive glass. The win pushed Syracuse to 15-9 on the season.The Yellow Jackets report: Georgia Tech is one of the best defensive teams in the country, ranked ninth nationally in’s defensive efficiency category. GT also blocks shots on 16 percent of opponent possessions, which ranks fifth in the country. Georgia Tech has wins this season over North Carolina, Florida State and Notre Dame, three of the ACC’s six ranked teams. The Yellow Jackets also have a 53-point loss to Duke on their resume, as well as losses to fellow bubble teams Virginia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest and Miami. The Yellow Jackets score 58.5 percent of their points from two-point range, which is the sixth-highest percentage of points coming inside the arc in the country.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse beats Georgia Tech: Protect the paint. Georgia Tech won’t do much damage from beyond the arc, and it’ll be up to SU’s often shoddy interior defense to stop the likes of forward Ben Lammers from taking over the game. Taurean Thompson will have to buck his recent trend of picking up fouls in bunches and Tyler Lydon will need a defensive performance the likes of which Jim Boeheim has raved about this season. And as long as the Orange doesn’t miss 25 3-pointers like it did against Louisville, the odds may be in Syracuse’s favor to pick of a valuable road win.Stat to know:67.8 – GT averages a meager 67.8 points per game, last in the ACCPlayer to watch: Ben Lammers, forward, No. 44Lammers ranks second in the country with 3.3. blocks per game but according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the junior may not be 100 percent for Sunday’s game due to an ankle injury. Lammers also scores 14.7 points per game and grabs 9.4 rebounds per contest, sure to be the most challenging task for Syracuse’s frontcourt on Sunday evening. Comments Published on February 18, 2017 at 7:52 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Stephen Rehfuss to return with extra year of eligibility

first_imgOver his four years at Syracuse, Rehfuss notched 132 points and, when the 2020 season was canceled on March 12 amid the coronavirus outbreak he ranked third nationally with 3.6 assists per game. The last week of the season, he was named Atlantic Coast Conference offensive player of the week after dishing out seven assists against Johns Hopkins with a short-stick defensive midfielder on him.“It’s particularly useful to have Stephen throwing passes on one side of the field when you have Jamie and Chase, who are shooting outrageously high percentages right now,” midfielder David Lipka said on March 10. “It’s very beneficial to have someone who can put them in those situations.”With Rehfuss’ decision, SU’s top three attack — Rehfuss, Scanlan, Cook — will now remain intact, a group that combined for 25 goals and 27 assists over five games for Syracuse in 2020. Joining them will be the same top two midfield lines, as well as a freshman class that includes Owen Hiltz, a midfielder and the No. 3 overall recruit in his class.This post has been updated with additional reporting from senior staff writer Arabdho Majumder. Comments UPDATED: April 27, 2020 at 6:10 p.m.Syracuse attack Stephen Rehfuss became the fifth men’s lacrosse player to announce he will use the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility on Monday. After a shortened 2020 season where he scored two goals and tallied 18 assists, Rehfuss will join Drake Porter, Danny Varello, Jamie Trimboli and Peter Dearth in returning for a fifth year.“It was a pretty easy decision knowing that I wanted to come back and play and pursue that goal of a national championship,” Rehfuss said on a Zoom call with reporters. “I’ve worked my entire life to get to this point, it was my childhood dream, so I couldn’t really pass it up.” Published on April 27, 2020 at 12:42 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mamelodi Sundowns chase Solomon Asante

first_imgSouth Africa Premier League giants Mamelodi Sundowns have set sights on signing TP Mazembe winger Solomon Asante.The former Berekum Chelsea winger who has been heavily linked with a possible move away from the Congolese side is reported to be on the radar of The Brazilians, with initial contacts being made.Asante is believed to have caught the eye of Coach Pitso Mosimane during their CAF Champions League triumph as a result making him a prime target for the South African side.The Ghana international has often been linked with a move away for Mazembe, but  President of the club, Moise Katumbi, has on all these occasions managed to convince the 25-year-old out of the idea of leaving with offers from some European clubs even rejected.Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila was the last Ghanaian to feature for the South African side  where he helped The Brazilians to league triumph.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Injured Redick goes from day-to-day to who knows when

first_imgRedick has been slowed by several ailments, but the Clippers believe this injury stems from the nasty fall he took in Sacramento on Nov. 29, the same incident that hurt his wrist.“We’re not going to put him out there ’til he’s feeling great,” Rivers said.Seeing the lightAs the Clippers prepared to start the final 27 games of the regular season, Rivers wanted to make sure the team defense continues to improve.“It’s funny. Statistically, defensively, we’re doing pretty well,” Rivers said. “Visually, and that’s very important for me because I’m watching the darn game, I know we can be better. I think we’re very close to the gate (of being where Rivers wanted), let’s say. “I do think we’ll go through it at some point, but I don’t think it will be one moment where someone raises their hand and they have the holy spirit and ‘We’ve got it, I’ve got it. I’m hearing you.’ But we’re getting it and our guys are believing.”Making movesThe Clippers declined to sign Sash Vujacic to another 10-day contract, particularly with Thursday’s trade deadline approaching. But that doesn’t preclude the former Laker from getting another shot.“With the trade deadline, we didn’t want to use another 10-day,” Rivers said. “I liked him and you never know if we return to that or not.”It’s the time of year all teams have a few players looking around extra intently as rumors swirl, but the Clippers are confident that they’ll keep their focus.“(It can distract) somewhat if you pay a lot of attention to it, but we have a lot of mature and older veteran guys on the team to where we know this is a business,” Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said. “Nobody wants to get moved around like that, but that’s the NBA.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The All-Star break wasn’t exactly the healing salve the Clippers had hoped it would be for J.J. Redick.The veteran guard, who had what the Clippers were calling a hip injury that cost him the previous four games, actually has a bulging disc in his lower back. So instead of being day-to-day, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said “I don’t have a clue” when Redick could return.“Until, I guess the (term) would be ‘calms down,’ so he can get his movement back, he’ll be out,” Rivers said. “That could be three days, two weeks, three weeks. No one knows. There’s no set deadline on when he’s coming back. He could be back quick or it could take awhile.”Redick, who previously missed 21 games with a torn ligament in his wrist, is averaging 15.7 points this season and is shooting 39.6 percent from 3-point range. When he returns, he likely won’t have the same seamless transition back into the starting he had before his latest injury, since this time he can’t run to keep his conditioning up.last_img read more

Cheptegei picks $50,000 in preps for Doha World Champs

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Today’s race was a great send-off of the 5000m race in the Diamond league as the IAAF is scrapping the 12 lap race from its list of Diamond League events in 2020.The other Ugandan in action, Winnie Nanyondo managed 5th in the 1500 in 4:03.08.The 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, the seventeenth edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships, are scheduled to be held between 27 September and 6 October 2019 in Doha,At the 2017 World Championships in  London Olympic Stadium Mo Farah won the 10,000m race, ahead of Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda. EASY: Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei celebrates after winning the Men 5000m during the IAAF Diamond League competition on August 29, 2019, in Zurich. PHOTO AFPZurich, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan long distance ace Joshua Cheptegei stepped up his preparations for next month’s World Athletics Championships with a great win in the final 5,000m race of the Diamond League in Zurich Thursday.Cheptegei made it look easy, speeding off from the start to beat the tape in a new personal best of 12.57.41 to win a Diamond Trophy at the $50,000 (Sh184 million) prize that goes along with it.  Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet was second in 12:58.15, with favorite Yomif Kajelcha from Ethiopia only managing 6th in 13:01.38For the first time in the 10-year history of the Diamond League (DL), the finals are taking place before the World Championships, which means that all 16 DL events are serving as de facto World Championship previews before the real thing goes down in Doha.Uganda World Cross Country king and double Commonwealth Champion Cheptegei, 22, said as much, saying his victory was the perfect warm-up for Doha World Championships.“If I go fast, I go fast. On the last lap I thought that I can win the race. I was expecting to win. I believe in myself and this victory gives me even more confidence” Cheptegei said.“In Doha I will not compete in the 5k but the 10k. Winning the gold medal there would be special because I have never won a track gold at World Championships. I planned this race and I expected to win. I will train in the mountains of Uganda until Doha and the good thing is that my coach will be there, too.”last_img read more

Wire to wire Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf title for Birchbank’s Tyler McKay

first_imgHowever, McKay played the afternoon round in one over par to finished the tournament one under par and three shots better than Braden McKay. Moroney finished third in the tour championship and secured top spot for the season in the 17 and 18 year division. Braden McKay was top player in the 15 and 16 year division and Aiden Browell took home the trophy for the 14 and under division. Carson Arcuri from Granite Point was awarded the prestigious Emily Beauchamp Award.  This is given to the player who best demonstrates ability, sportsmanship, dedication and improvement. A number of local juniors will be continuing their competitive schedules very soon.  Tyler and Braden McKay will be attempting to qualify for the US Junior next week.David Launier, Brenan, Tyler, Braden, Carson and Isaac Janzen will all be playing the BC Junior Golf Championships July 2-5 at the Revelstoke July 2 – 5 Revelstoke Golf & Country Club, Revelstoke – See more at: July 2 – 5 Revelstoke Golf & Country Club, Revelstoke – See more at: July 2 – 5 Revelstoke Golf & Country Club, Revelstoke – See more at: July 2 – 5 Revelstoke Golf & Country Club, Revelstoke – See more at: Ashton and Jake Kolodychuk will be playing in the BC Juvenile August 20 – 22 at the Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay.. Tyler McKay concluded the Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf circuit the way he started – with a victory.The Birchank golfer fired a 1-under-par 107 to edge Brenan Moroney and capture the Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf title Sunday at the Balfour Golf Club.The tour championship was originally scheduled to be 36 holes, but was shortened to 27 holes.  McKay opened the day with a first round two under par score of 70, three shots better than Braden McKay’s 73 and nine better than Moroney.  Only Moroney and Braden McKay had a mathematical chance to catch Tyler McKay for Player of The Year. last_img read more

Cañaleta provides veteran lift, hot shooting for Meralco

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It also helps that he’s playing for coach Norman Black, the same mentor he had briefly in 2014.Cañaleta’s explosion couldn’t have come at a right time, especially with the Bolts starting the new season without Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, both of whom are dealing with injuries.Still, the Tarlac native knows what he brings to the table for Meralco and he’s willing to hold the fort for his new squad as the Bolts go through this tough stretch without their usual starting forwards.“I’ve been in this league for so long and I know that I don’t need to rush anything. All you need to do is to be calm and control your emotions. It’s only then when you’ll be able to do what you need to do on the court,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours After jittery start, Jose finds bearing for Blackwater Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNiño Cañaleta admits that he was truly motivated when Meralco opened its 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign on Friday.That motivation, however, has noting to do with his new team facing his former club Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT “Every game, you have to be motivated. It just so happened that we faced my former team. But there’s no revenge angle or whatever,” he reiterated in Filipino.Seeking redemption or not, the 35-year-old forward looked like a man on a mission when he took the court for the Bolts, punishing the Elite as he led the charge in a 103-98 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe former UE stalwart torched the net as he went 5-of-8 from threes, with his gutsiest long bomb coming off the glass with 11.3 seconds remaining to put the game away for Meralco, 101-95. He finished with  25 points, eight rebounds and two assists in the win.But for Cañaleta, he attributed his good showing to his extensive plans coming to this season, saying, “We had a good preparation. I adjusted well with this new team and I didn’t have much difficulty because they were very supportive. They’ve been encouraging me to perform at my best and that’s the reason why I’m really confident playing for Meralco.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more


first_imgBY MARIE DUFFY: A Donegal student has led a Sligo IT team to a world technology prize.Aíne Conaghan, from Cappry, Ballybofey, won the top prize in a worldwide student technology competition with colleagues James McNamara, Calum Cawley and Matthew Padden.“Team Hermes” from IT Sligo designed a device that plugs into a car and monitors dangerous driving behaviour and road conditions, providing instant feedback to both the driver and the car. They won a prize of $25,000 (€17,622). The results of the annual Microsoft Imagine Cup were announced in New York last night.The prize awards student innovations that address global problems such as improving road and fire safety, eradicating poverty, and creating a more sustainable environment.James McNamara of the Sligo team said: “We have a problem in Ireland; that problem is deaths on our roads.” He said that, thanks to the scheme, his team had been able to come together to solve this problem and save lives.Minister for Innovation Richard Bruton said today the team’s victory is an inspiration to the country. “These young students used modern technology and some new thinking to help solve the long-standing problem of our unacceptably high level of road deaths. It shows how new technology can help solve old problems potentiallyin any area of life,” he said. “It also confirms to me that Irish people can compete the very highest level when it comes to creating technologies that can solve complex problems and create viable businesses.”S Somesagar, senior vice president of the company’s developer division, said those who compete in the event had developed “an inspiring spectrum of projects, raising the bar higher and higher each year”.“We are in awe of the students’ solutions for addressing social and real-world challenges, and want to help them take their projects to the next level with the financial, technical and business support they need to change the world.”The company also announced plans to launch a three-year, $3 million competitive grant programme.Teams will be eligible to apply for grants that include a combination of cash, software, training, consulting and other support. Further details will be announced later this summer. DONEGAL STUDENT LEADS TEAM TO WORLD TECHNOLOGY PRIZE was last modified: July 14th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aíne ConaghanBallybofeyCappryprizesligo itlast_img read more