Saints and United in drab draw

first_imgOn a day of potential farewells at St Mary’s, Southampton and Manchester United ended their respective Barclays Premier League seasons with a less-than thrilling 1-1 draw. But, if the two clubs meet early next season, the chances are a number of the main protagonists will have moved on to pastures new. With the managerial futures of both Giggs and Southampton counterpart Mauricio Pochettino unclear, it is likely two new coaches will be brought in over the summer – and for Saints their main challenge will be replacing a seemingly Liverpool-bound Adam Lallana. The 26-year-old is reportedly the target of a big bid from Anfield and Lallana, who picked up both the club’s fans’ and the players’ player of the year awards earlier in the week, once again showed how he can cut it against some of the best players in the league. Giggs made seven changes from the midweek win over Hull for what will probably be his last match in charge as he recalled Nemanja Vidic for his final game for the Red Devils. But it proved to be a torrid outing for the man who will be lining up for Inter Milan next year as he and his defensive partner Rio Ferdinand, another who could well be departing Old Trafford, struggled to contain Southampton’s rampant frontmen in the opening 45 minutes. Nathaniel Clyne, a possibility for Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad announcement on Monday, created the game’s first chance as he crossed to Victor Wanyama who diverted the ball through to Lallana, but the Southampton captain could not steer a clever flick past David De Gea. In front of the watching England manager, Lallana then crossed for World Cup hopeful Luke Shaw but the left-back could only head onto the roof of De Gea’s net. Lallana was proving to be the main catalyst in the hosts’ attack and, after profiting from a mistake from the unsteady Vidic, he bent in an effort that De Gea once again was able to gather, but it was not too long before another England international was celebrating putting Southampton ahead. Vidic could only head a long ball into the path of Steven Davis under pressure from Lambert, who was then picked out to slot home his 13th league goal of the season. United’s players gathered around Mike Dean after the award of the goal as Vidic had a bloody nose after the clash with Lambert in the build-up to the goal. Southampton looked to capitalise on their opening goal and Lambert fired in another shot at the back post, with Chris Smalling diverting the effort behind for a corner. United were able to spring a break from the resulting set-piece, with Jack Cork booked for pulling back the marauding Adnan Januzaj. Vidic was on the end of Mata’s deep free-kick but could only head wide as he continued to mop blood away from his nose. The Serbian defender’s final game for United continued to go wrong as he was booked for hauling down Lallana after losing his own footing, with Lambert’s tame free-kick held comfortably by De Gea. The ever-busy Lallana came close to creating a second for Southampton with five minutes of the first half remaining but his flash across goal just eluded the head of the onrushing Davis. Giggs reacted to a mediocre first half by replacing Shinji Kagawa with Michael Carrick and, after his side had started the second-half on top, they soon drew level. Danny Welbeck was bundled to the ground by Wanyama and Mata curled the resulting free-kick well out of the reach of Boruc. The visitors almost took the lead moments later as Januzaj crossed unchallenged, with Welbeck only able to head over and, while Southampton continued to threaten, Vidic and Ferdinand were proving to be a much tougher nut to crack since the interval. James Ward-Prowse replaced Lallana, with the Saints skipper receiving a standing ovation from the home fans in what could prove to be his swansong for the club. Shaw, also linked with a potential departure after an impressive season, was the next to be afforded such an accolade as he made way for Calum Chambers with a little over 10 minutes remaining. Those changes seemed to hand the impetus to United but, other than a late Welbeck chance, they could not muster a winning goal to potentially end the Giggs reign in style. With Southampton guaranteeing an eighth-placed finish with a win at Swansea and United heading into the game with only the slightest possibility of qualifying for next season’s Europa League, this game had long lost any meaningful intrigue. The hosts dominated the opening 45 minutes and Rickie Lambert put Southampton into a deserved first-half lead, with a Juan Mata free-kick nine minutes after the interval enough to earn Ryan Giggs’ side a share of the spoils. Press Associationlast_img read more

Barry: Barkley better for struggles

first_img The 21-year-old’s struggles to recapture his scintillating form of manager Roberto Martinez’s first campaign were almost symptomatic of the entire team’s troubles which saw them finish a disappointing 11th. Barkley managed just two goals, taking 11 matches to get off the mark, but has already opened his account with a fine strike in an encouraging performance in the opening 2-2 draw at home to Watford. Press Association Everton midfielder Gareth Barry believes Ross Barkley has benefited from last season’s difficulties. “Ross burst onto the scene and set his standards so high but inevitably it is impossible to keep those going continuously,” Barry told Press Association Sport. “I am sure last season he would have wanted to score more goals and have more assists but you can’t continuously keep that upward curve going. “But it will have been a good year for him in terms of his future and he started well with a fantastic goal.” While Everton undoubtedly need more goals from midfield, and the arrival of Tom Cleverley and Gerard Deulofeu should assist in that, their fortunes are likely to be determined by the form of striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgium international scored 20 times last season but eight of those were in the Europa League and without the distraction of European football this season he will be expected to have much more of an impact in the Premier League. “Every top team needs a goalscorer scoring 20 goals and in Rom I think we have a player who can do that year in, year out,” added Barry. “It is important he stays fit and gets his confidence going and he can achieve great things too.” Fitness is currently an issue for Everton with left-back Leighton Baines ruled out for three months after an ankle injury. With Bryan Oviedo still working his way back to fitness teenager Brendan Galloway is likely to fill in but it is a difficult ask to replace Baines – Everton’s Mr Consistency who provides a threat from the flanks. “The manager described it as a disaster and that is probably the right word because of the influence he has in games and around the dressing room,” said Barry, speaking at Everton in the Community’s golf day “It is a chance for someone else to step in and improve us again.” Everton head to St Mary’s on Saturday and Barry admits Southampton are now serious competition to them after finishing seventh last season but feels they have to take advantage of Saints’ involvement in Europe over the course of the campaign. “They are on the back of a fantastic season. Everyone was writing them off last year but the players have produced a good season,” he added. “It is teams like Southampton we are competing with – we want to finish above them and kick on from there. “Last season it was great to be involved in European football, it is where this club wants to be, but at the same time it can take something away from Premier League performances. “So in terms of that there is no excuse for the players not being ready for Premier League.” Everton have not won in their last six visits to the south coast club and their record there is poor. “The last two visits have been really tough games for different reasons and I don’t think they have been just football aspects – things that could go wrong went wrong,” said Martinez. “Two years ago we had two early own goals. But it is not just in the last two seasons – the last six visits we have had three defeats and three draws. “We’ve only had two wins in 22 years so it becomes an extra challenge and we want to embrace that.” last_img read more

CDC Expands List of COVID-19 Symptoms with Six New Items

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has updated the list of symptoms people have reported from COVID-19.Six new symptoms include:1. Chills2. Repeated shaking with chills3. Muscle pain4. Headache5. Sore throat6. New loss of taste or smellIt was previously reported that the most common symptoms, which range from mild to severe, were fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.The CDC says if you develop any of these emergency warning signs for the disease, you should seek medical attention immediately:-Trouble breathing-Persistent pain or pressure in the chest-New confusion or inability to arouse-Bluish lips or faceThe agency adds that the list is not all inclusive.last_img read more

Live IPL 2018 Highlights, RCB vs SRH: Bangalore win by 14 runs despite stunning knock by Williamson, Pandey

first_img# Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami(w), Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. # Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to field # Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal New Delhi: In a high octane clash, Royal Challengers Bangalore face Sunrisers Hyderabad at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2018.Royal Challengers Bangalore need to win all their games to qualify for the play-offs, whereas Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad have already qualified to the play-offs following a marvellous group stage run.SRH have won the last four head-to-head encounters including the final of the 2016 season.Highlights: # ABD: It is an amazing feeling. Crazy game of cricket. The crowd got behind us and we managed to pull it through. I felt I was in a bit of a puddle when I got out there. At times we were average. I was very happy that I pulled off that nice catch off. I look to put a bit of pressure on the bowlers and I am human after all. I am either going to falter under pressure or they are. So, I always try to put them under pressure. If I get one or two away and take it forward.I made it look better than actually it was. Got into a bad position, the ball had a bit of a curve on it. The minute I took the jump, I realized a little bit of my body was outside. I just had to put that right and luckily it stuck. It would be great to make the knock-outs. Hopefully we do get through. Lots got to happen. First of all, the most important thing is we need to win the next game. Then it comes down to the run rate and who knows.# Virat Kohli: Tonight ABD and Moeen were superb with the bat with Colin chipping in. We are pretty comfortable with the side. Moeen has come in and done very well for us. Tonight his knock was superb and hats off to him for grabbing his opportunity. He is providing us the balance that we require. Teams don’t want us to win. That is a great position to be in. We sense fear and pounce. That has been the case. ABD’s shots still leave me in awe but his fielding I am pretty used to now. Need to thank the crowd as it is our last home game. They have been brilliant and the support is something that we are grateful for.# Williamson: I think if we are honest, we missed the trick a little bit with the ball. RCB were fantastic in batting, put us under pressure from ball one and got a good total. When you’re chasing, a lot needs to go your way and you need to make very good decisions. At key times towards the end, the runs didn’t come. The boys fought hard, and we’ll move forward from this. (Thoughts during the innings break) The surface here is tough generally; today was a good wicket obviously. It was important for us to not get carried away early on. # Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 14 runs# 19.1 Overs: OUT! Williamson c de Grandhomme b Siraj 81(42) SRH 199/3# After 18 Overs, SRH are 186/2# After 13 Overs, SRH are 118/2# After 9 Overs, SRH are 74/2# 5.1 Overs: OUT! Chahal strikes! Dhawan c and b Chahal 18(15) SRH 47/1# After 5 Overs, SRH are 47/0, Hales and Dhawan with a cracking start.# Sunrisers Hyderabad need 219 runs to win# 19.2 Overs: OUT! Brilliant brilliant catch by Rashid Grandhomme c Rashid Khan b S Kaul 40(17)# Basil Thampi completes his 4 Overs, he conceded 70 RUNS! # After 19 Overs, RCB are 208/5 # After 17 Overs, RCB are 176/4# After 16 Overs, RCB are 163/4# 14.4 Overs: OUT! The partner goes.. Moeen Ali c Goswami b Rashid Khan 65(34)# 14.2 Overs: OUT! ABD has to go, brilliant take by Dhawan.. de Villiers c Dhawan b Rashid Khan 69(39) RCB 145/3# 12.1 Overs: FOUR! And Moeen Ali caps up a fantastic half-century!# After 12 Overs, RCB are 122/2# After 9 Overs, RCB are 73/2! Moeen Ali and ABD playing some awesome shots.# 4.5 Overs: OUT! The stadium is silent..Kohli b Rashid Khan 12(11) RCB 39/2# After 4 Overs, RCB are 34/1, ABD has already hit his top gear!# 1.2 Overs: FOUR! ABD with a proper inside out. RCB 14/1# 1.1 Overs: FOUR! ABD has started it well! RCB 10/1# 0.6 Overs: OUT! Parthiv edged it big time. Good catch by Kaul. Parthiv Patel c S Kaul b Sandeep Sharma 1(4) RCB 6/1# Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are at the crease!last_img read more

‘Freshman 15’ really ‘freshmen three’, experts say

first_imgThe perception of college freshmen gaining weight by eating fast food and having irregular workout schedules is being reexamined according to researched set to be published in the December issue of Social Science Quarterly.Perceptions · Experts say the freshman 15 serves as a psychological reminder for college students to eat healthily and to work out regularly to avoid gaining weight. – Daily Trojan file photoThe average college freshman gains between 2.4 and 3.5 pounds, with a average of 3.1 pounds for women and 3.4 pounds for men, according to the research.The study found women gain an average of 8.9 pounds and men gain an average of 13.4 pounds over the course of four years in college. Of college freshmen, nearly 10 percent gains 15 pounds or more, but 25 percent actually loses weight.Richard G. MacKenzie, associate professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine who served as head of the adolescent medicine division at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles from 1973 to 2008, said the way students perceive themselves in their adolescent years can have a long-term affect on their health.“It has been shown that body image and personal body structure established during the adolescent and young adult years greatly influence future body make-up and physique,” Mackenzie said. “Students should be sure to stay in shape now.”Evan Pye, a freshman majoring in global health, said he thinks he has gained some weight this year, but it is not necessarily a problem.“I don’t think it’s a bad thing,” Pye said. “Students eat and drink and should enjoy it.”The research found the two biggest factors in weight gain were drinking and working. Students who drink heavily gain nearly one more pound each year and those who are employed gain an extra one-fifth of a pound for every month they work.“The weight gain is commonly a product of not having the usual boundaries and schedule set by the home and after high school activities,” MacKenzie said. “Once away from home, these routines have to be re-established in surroundings laced with new temptations — teen-tasty high caloric foods, partying, alcohol ingestion with associated calories and dietary inhibitions.”Ganesh Sundar, a freshman majoring in business administration, said the freshman 15 should not be used as an excuse for generic weight gain.“If people do gain weight during the year, then I am pretty sure they will blame it on account of the freshman 15,” Sundar said. “People are always looking for excuses or someone else to blame if they do something wrong.”MacKenzie said the freshman 15 is helpful in promoting health awareness.“If we are aware of the risk of any behavior, we are in a better position to prevent it,” MacKenzie said. “Weight gain during the freshman year is usually not purposeful but a consequence of situational changes, decreased self awareness and personal health vigilance, along with an altered life-style.”Some students said they changed their habits to avoid weight gain when they entered college.“I’m trying to avoid gaining the freshman 15 by making healthier dining choices, like going to some of the healthier dining options on campus, like Lemonade and Seeds, rather than only eating at dining halls,” said Kelsey Lee, an undeclared freshman.Joanna Chiang, a freshman majoring in communication, said she changed her diet to avoid putting on weight during her freshman year.“Many of the dining halls that mainly freshman eat at provide very limited healthy dining options,” Chiang said. “I’ve tried to avoid gaining [weight] by becoming a vegetarian, which I feel will reduce the amount of unhealthy fats that I consume each day.”Camille Dieterle, assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy, said the myth of the freshman 15 might serve more as a psychological reminder for students to be healthy.“Talking about it serves as a cautionary tale against an unbalanced lifestyle with unhealthy eating and not enough exercise and sleep,” Dieterle said.She said students should follow common-sense advice to stay healthy.“Freshmen, and any college student, can avoid weight gain by not skipping meals, including breakfast, avoiding excess sugar and alcohol, avoiding overconsumption, including moderate and vigorous exercise most days and getting about eight hours of sleep most nights,” Dieterle said.Javan Shah, a freshman majoring in business administration, said he thinks students use the freshman 15 to justify weight gain caused by unhealthy decisions.“I haven’t gained any weight,” Shah said. “[The freshman 15] is just a phrase and should not have a lot of influence on what people think.”last_img read more

Key championship games in North and South divisional championships

first_imgThe South Senior semi final sees a fancied Killenaule side take on Mullinahone.Killenaule did well in the earlier rounds of the county championships and will be confident going into this game.They will start though without Joe O Dwyer who is on the long term injured list. Reigning champions Mullinahone defeated Killenaule in last years South final. Throw in is at 7 o’clock in Fethard.In the North of the county the divisional quarter final sees Portroe take on Toomevara.The winners of tonight’s game will play Kildangan in the North semi final.It promises to draw a large crowd and gets underway in Nenagh at 7pm.Extra time will be played in the event of a draw in both games.last_img read more

Over four million tourists to visit Cuba by year end

first_imgHavana, Cuba HAVANA, CMC – Cuba’s Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero, says the island will reach the over four million tourist mark by the end of this year.5,000 new roomsMarrero who was speaking during a recent meeting with tour operators, travel agents, airline representatives  and media in Milan, Italy, said as part of the island’s tourism development plan, there will soon be 5,000 new rooms including the recently opened Packard and the International Hotel Varadero, which will open soon.The Tourism Minister comments came as part of Italy’s actions for opening the 2018/19 winter season. He took the opportunity to remind participants that Italy has always remained among the top 10 tourism markets for Cuba.He announced that by 2019 another 5,250 rooms are expected to be completed, and said the government is planning to build a new five-star luxury hotel in Cayo Largo.Marrero stressed that Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism supports the expansion of hotel management contracts between Italian groups and national chains, and said the ministry has worked hard on to raise the quality of the destination.Modernization of Jose Marti AirportHe recalled that a contract has already been approved with the company Aeropuertos de París (ADP) for the modernization and subsequent administration of the José Martí International Airport in Havana.He added that Cuba, as a tourist destination, has designed and is implementing a strategy for its digital transformation in order to maintain its competitiveness at a global level and fundamentally in the Caribbean region. To this end, a new official portal was published in the domain, developed on a platform of digital marketing and electronic commerce, which will become the main Internet channel to get to know Cuba.Accelerating WI-FI coverage According to Marrero, intensive work is being done to accelerate the deployment of Wi-Fi coverage in tourist facilities, in order to offer Internet access as part of the tourist package. In the case of hotels, he said, it is planned to cover all common areas, rooms and even reach the beach.He commented that to date 147,900 Italian tourists have been received in the country, and although it represents a decrease over the previous year, and expressed confidence that the development of joint and timely actions will ensure a good winter season with this market.last_img read more

Akpoguma Must Decide If He Wants To Play For Nigeria Or Not – Rohr

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has told Nigerian-born German defender Kevin Akpoguma to decide whether he wants to play for Nigeria.The Franco-German coach was speaking in a chat with German media outlet SWR after he had watched him play for his TSG Hoffenheim side against Eintracht Frankfurt in a German Bundesliga game on Saturday.In his words, Roger said: “I watched him play for Hoffenheim against Frankfurt on Saturday. Kevin is an excellent match for the players we are on the lookout for.””But he’ll have to decide soon whether he wants to wear the colors of Nigeria and I’ll call him in the next few days.” he added.On a possible invitation to play for the Super Eagles, Akpoguma, who has represented Germany at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 level, said: ”That honors me, of course, but I’m German, I was born here, so I should play for Germany too.” Relatedlast_img read more

Angels to add Cubs’ Brian Butterfield as third base coach

first_imgThe Angels are expected to hire Brian Butterfield, who was Joe Maddon’s third base coach with the Chicago Cubs, with Mike Gallego moving from third base coach to bench coach, a source confirmed on Thursday night.The Angels’ coaching staff for 2020 is nearly complete, although the club has not announced any of the assignments.Hitting coaches Jeremy Reed and Paul Sorrento are expected to return, joined by assistant hitting coach John Mallee, who worked with Maddon in Chicago.Bullpen coach Andrew Bailey will return to work under pitching coach Mickey Callaway, who will come to the Angels after two years of managing the New York Mets and five years as the Cleveland Indians’ pitching coach. Jesus Feliciano will return as first base coach and José Molina as catching instructor.Shawn Wooten, who was the assistant hitting coach, will not be back next season.Butterfield, who will also be in charge of the Angels’ infielders, has served on the major league coaching staffs of the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Cubs.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler to retire after 2018-19 season, his 40th with the team

first_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Oh me, oh my, Clippers fans, savor every last “Lawler-ism,” because they’ll be retired at season’s end.Ralph Lawler, the Clippers’ longtime broadcaster, on Wednesday announced his intention to retire after the 2018-19 season, which will be his 40th with the team.“My wife Jo and I have grappled with this decision annually for 15 years,” said Lawler, 80, in a statement provided by the Clippers. “The Clippers are a big part of my life’s DNA. Yet, it is important that we have some ‘life after basketball.’ The current ownership and management team has been so supportive, and we are forever grateful for our years with the Clippers. I cannot express how much I appreciate the fans. I am looking forward to thanking as many of them as possible in person during this final season.”Lawler came aboard with the then-San Diego Clippers in 1978, the team’s first year in California, before moving with the franchise to Los Angeles six years later. He has called more than 3,100 games and is one of a select group of announcers who have called games in each of the four major U.S. sports leagues, including the NFL (Chargers), MLB (Phillies), NHL (Flyers) and the NBA (Clippers and 76ers). And he’s employed catchphrases that for years have colored Clippers broadcasts, including “Bingo!” for made 3-pointers, his signature, “Oh Me, Oh My” after highlight plays and, of course, “Lawler’s Law,” the idea that the team that reaches 100 points first will win the game. “Ralph Lawler isn’t just the voice of the team, he has been the heart and soul of the Clippers,” Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer said in a statement. “Ralph has lived every single moment with this team and been an essential connection between us and our fans, who rightfully adore him. We will treasure every moment with Ralph and his wife Jo this season, and miss him incredibly next year. I’m looking forward to celebrating Ralph and his legacy, and want to sincerely thank him for everything that he has done for and meant to this team. His will be large shoes to fill.”Lawler will be celebrated at home games this season by the Clippers and broadcast partner Prime Ticket, and some of his closest friends and colleagues from across his career – including former longtime broadcast partner Bill Walton – will join him as his broadcast partner for special games.The Clippers’ regular-season finale will be Ralph Lawler Night. The first 10,000 fans at the April 10 game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center will receive Ralph Lawler bobbleheads and the evening will feature special guests, ceremonies and a celebration of Lawler’s career.“The ‘Voice of the Clippers’ for 40 seasons and one of the league’s longest-tenured broadcasters, Ralph has called some of the most iconic moments in Clippers’ and NBA history,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “His distinct broadcasting style, highlighted by Lawler’s Law and other hallmark ‘Lawler-isms’, has earned him respect and admiration from NBA fans everywhere. We wish Ralph continued success in his final NBA season and thank him for his incredible commitment and dedication to NBA basketball.” Related Articles The broadcaster who began his career calling games as a high schooler in Peoria, Ill., has been recognized with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Emmy awards, a Telly Award and has been inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the California Sports Hall of Fame. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters last_img read more