Press Association Tony Pulis admitted West Brom could still lose Saido Berahino and hit out at those treating the striker like a piece of meat. But Pulis is still cautious ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline. He said: “I never say never about anything until it’s closed and factual. “I don’t know, we have to wait and see. I wasn’t in the discussions the chairman had with Saido. I’ll have a chat with the lad when he comes in. “It’s not just about football it’s about the person, about the lad and what he’s going through. He’s a human being, he’s not just a lump of meat who people are trying to sell. He has emotions and having spoken to him he needs protecting “I don’t think he is 110 per cent clear on what his future is. So many people get through to these youngsters.” Berahino has been left out of the Baggies’ last two games but Pulis will assess him ahead of Saturday’s trip to Stoke. The boss also confirmed his interest in Manchester United’s Jonny Evans and hopes he can bring the defender in before Tuesday’s deadline. He said: “Jonny would be a great signing for the football club but it’s down to the money men and his side, it takes three parties, the player and the clubs. I’d love to sign Jonny Evans.” Pulis will assess Chris Brunt (hamstring) and Callum McManaman ahead of Saturday’s trip to his former club after they suffered knocks in the Capital One Cup victory over Port Vale on Tuesday. The England Under-21 forward is wanted by Tottenham, who have had two bids swiftly rejected by the Baggies. Berahino has had a transfer request rejected by Albion and held talks with chairman J eremy Peace on Thursday, who reiterated that he will not be sold.
MARNUS Labuschagne has overtaken David Warner as Australia’s second-ranked Test batsman, while Mitchell Starc has achieved a career high in the latest ICC Test rankings.Labuschagne has moved into fifth spot on the batting rankings, up three positions, after scoring his third consecutive hundred, in the first Domain Test against New Zealand in Perth.Labuschagne now sits behind just India’s Virat Kohli, teammate Steve Smith, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and India’s Cheteshwar Pujara on the batting rankings and his latest gain has relegated Warner to sevenStarc, meanwhile, has moved up to fifth spot in the bowling rankings after continuing his golden summer with a nine-wicket haul in Perth.The left-armer vaulted into the top five, up from 14th spot, and now sits behind only teammate Pat Cummins, South African Kagiso Rabada, Kiwi Neil Wagner – who has moved up to third – and West Indian skipper Jason Holder.Starc was last ranked fifth in the world in March 2018 while his current ratings points tally of 806 is also a career best, topping the 805 points he was on three years ago.Nathan Lyon has also moved up two spots to 19th, meaning each of Australia’s four bowlers from the Perth Test are ranked in the top 10. Josh Hazlewood, who suffered a potentially series-ending injury during the match, is ranked seventh.Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Babar Azam moved up four spots to ninth in the batting rankings meaning he’s in the top 10 in the Test, ODI (third) and T20 (first) rankings.ICC Test battings rankings1) Virat Kohli – 928 points2) Steve Smith – 9113) Kane Williamson – 8644) Chestehswar Pujara – 7915) Marnus Labuschagne – 7866) Ajinkya Rahane – 7597) David Warner – 7558) Joe Root – 7529) Babar Azam – 72810) Dimuth Karunaratne – 725ICC Test bowling rankings1) Pat Cummins – 898 points2) Kagiso Rabada – 8393) Neil Wagner – 8344) Jason Holder – 8305) Mitchell Starc – 8066) Jasprit Bumrah – 7947) Josh Hazlewood – 7858) Vernon Philander – 7839) Jimmy Anderson – 78210) Tim Southee – 780 read more
Published on December 3, 2014 at 12:25 am Contact Jacob: email@example.com | @Jacob_Klinger_ ANN ARBOR, Mich. — On the same night that Syracuse played its best game of the season, Trevor Cooney had his best performance of the year.It was hardly a coincidence. The Orange tied the game after trailing by 10 with seven minutes remaining. And while the SU (5-2) comeback ultimately fell short in a 68-65 loss to No. 17 Michigan (6-1) on Tuesday, it was led by the veteran guard the Orange needs.From the 6:56 mark through when Rakeem Christmas tied the game at 63 with 56 seconds remaining, Cooney shot 2-of-4 from the field and 2-of-3 from 3-point range while adding an assist. It was the highlight stretch of his season-high 16-point performance.“We got him some open looks, he’ll make them,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s made them over the years, but he hasn’t really gotten any.”The Orange effectively lost the game on a pair of turnovers by its freshman starters, Chris McCullough and Kaleb Joseph, in the game’s final 15 seconds. But it was a game SU would have been out of without Cooney’s performance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith 4:35 remaining, Cooney threw up a 3-pointer from about 25 feet out with 18 seconds left on the shot clock. It missed, but 64 seconds later, he drained a 3 from nearly as deep to bring the Orange to within four at 61-57.With the eventual loss, though, Syracuse dropped to its first defeat with Cooney scoring in double digits since March 1 of last season, when the Orange fell to then-No. 12 Virginia while he scored 12 points. And with Cooney’s brought his 3-point percentage up to 31 percent on the season by shooting 4-of-9 shooting from deep.“We’ve got to do a better job of getting him in open situations,” Boeheim said. “If he’s open he’ll make a good percentage.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
Published on September 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ As Eric Dungey rolled out to his right, Mitch Stanitzek tried to hunt him down. Central Michigan’s senior lineman could not, because Dungey danced to the SU sideline before double-clutching and lofting a 44-yard pass to Sean Riley. On the next play, Dontae Strickland ran it up the middle for a touchdown to give Syracuse a seven-point advantage into the break.Dungey’s elusiveness served as a message. It offered a reminder of two years ago, when Stanitzek made helmet-to-helmet contact with him. Dungey completed that pass for a touchdown in the 30-27 overtime win. On Saturday afternoon, Dungey also connected, giving SU a lead it did not give up in its 41-17 victory.“He didn’t play for a great percentage, but there were some plays where he saved us,” SU head coach Dino Babers said.On the heels of Syracuse’s 30-23 upset loss to Middle Tennessee State and former SU head coach Scott Shafer, a combination of high-octane offense and strong defense on third down provided the formula to SU’s victory. Syracuse (2-1) erased a sloppy first quarter with a stretch of 31 unanswered points to beat Central Michigan (2-1), 41-17, in front of 33,004 fans on a muggy afternoon at the Carrier Dome.Several days after offensive stagnancy, Syracuse’s offense clicked. The rushing attack totaled 300 yards, Dungey threw for 279 more and the defense held CMU to zero points over the final 37:52 of game time. SU entered the game ranked fifth in the country in third-down defense and held the Chippewas to 3-of-16.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Some young guys are in their getting some burning in,” said Dungey, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for 105 yards. “Once we dialed it in, we got it to the tempo we wanted it.”The victory trimmed SU’s magic number for bowl eligibility to four. When the Syracuse schedule was released, it was expected SU would have three winnable games to start the year before an array of inevitable losses. The first comes next week at No. 12 Louisiana State, followed by a trip to North Carolina State the week after. SU is 1-3 against NC State since joining the ACC.Wasim Ahmad | Staff PhotographerAgainst the Chippewas, Syracuse looked far from in control after 15 minutes. Senior kicker Cole Murphy sent a kickoff out of bounds. Dungey threw an interception, CMU’s FBS-leading ninth pick of the year. Freshman running back Markenzy Pierre coughed up the ball on his second carry of the game. On CMU’s ensuing possession, quarterback Shane Morris connected with Cameron Cole for a 56-yard touchdown to put Central Michigan up, 7-3. Both Juwan Dowels and Evan Foster missed tackles on the play.All of that was erased from memory with Foster’s first career interception, a pick-sick to even the score at 10 headed into the second frame.“How big was Evan Foster’s play?” Babers said. “Getting that interception then taking it to the house, I thought that was the biggest play of the game.”The SU offense gained ground after the rocky first quarter. The advantage started with an unfamiliar source. Down seven, Riley darted for a 64-yard kickoff return. Dungey found Strickland, who misdirected to beat a defensive back and score his first receiving touchdown of the year.On CMU’s next drive, Christopher Fredrick picked off Morris, setting up Dungey’s long pass to Riley.“We’re still trying to establish who we are,” senior captain and linebacker Zaire Franklin said, “but man, Sean is lightning fast.”In the third quarter, sophomore running back Moe Neal supplied offensive firepower, bursting through for a 71-yard run. He entered Saturday with only 14 carries for 35 yards this season, but he scored SU’s third unanswered touchdown to push the lead to 31-17. Neal’s resurgence coincided with the team’s renewal.Dungey cushioned the lead with a career-long 74-yard run up the Syracuse sideline and somersaulted to the six-yard line. He lofted a pass to Pierce for a score — SUs’ fourth consecutive unanswered touchdown.Shortly afterward, Pierce, a junior tight end, nodded his head in satisfaction. Satisfied that, at least for now, Syracuse’s offense is clicking. Comments read more
RelatedThe King ‘Ronaldinho’ Retires Three Years After Last Club GameJanuary 17, 2018In “Europe”Former World Cup Player Carlos Garcia Loses Life To LeukaemiaJanuary 9, 2018In “England”England Win Maiden Penalty Shootout Against Colombia To Secure World Cup Quarterfinal SlotJuly 3, 2018In “England” Brazil and Real Madrid Legend, Roberto Carlos have been jailed for three months by Brazilian authorities over unpaid child support worth £15,000.44-year-old Carlos, who reportedly cited financial problems for the delay in paying former partner Barbara Thurler, has had his proposal to pay in installments rejected by Judge Mayane de Castro of Brazil’s family court.However, Carlos’ lawyer, Fernando Pittner has declared that the 2002 FIFA World Cup winner will not serve the sentence as the case will be resolved as soon as possible.Roberto Carlos had two kids with Barbara Thurler and recently welcomed his ninth child with current wife Mariana Lucon.During his playing career, Carlos won three UEFA Champions Leaugue in 1998, 2000 and 2002 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan. read more
Competing in this year’s Paralympic Games scheduled for 29th August to 9th September, 2012 in London, are Alem Mumuni, Charles Narh Teye, Rapheal Nkegbe Botsyo and Anita Fordjour.Alem successfully defended his title as African champion in December last year and went on to participate at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-Cycling Road World Championship, where he was one of two Africans. He is the first Ghanaian para-cyclist to compete at a Paralympic Games, thus making history for Ghana.“The battle has just begun. I will work hard to make Ghana and Africa proud. It is a great honour to qualify,” said Alem.Teye, a Powerlifter, made the qualifying mark after winning gold at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting Invitational Tournament in the United Kingdom last January, as well as participating in a similar event in Dubai recently.Teye added “Qualifying for London 2012 is not easy but sports have made me to realize I could do everything able persons can. I will use this opportunity to help others believe too.”Botsyo is a two-time Paralympian whilst Fordjour won bronze at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique; Both are wheelchair track athletes’. Tosan Woode; Head of Sales and Marketing at Virgin Atlantic said “We are so excited to be supporting such a great programme with the Right to Dream Organisation, we wish the Athletes all the best and congratulate them for all the hard work put into the programme.Susie Daniell, head of Paralympic Programme of Right to Dream, said the long term vision of the programme is to establish the first ever residential youth programme for para-sports at the Academy.Competing at London 2012 is not the end of the mission; the athletes are determined to use the opportunity and platform on the world stage to become role models for society, changing the perception of disability in Ghana and inspiring the next generation of para-sporting talent to become world class athletes and leaders of change. It is the athletes’ ambition that they sow the seeds for the next generation of Ghanaian disabled athletes.At the moment they are in Bedford undergoing intensive National Paralympic Committee (NPC) training camp as they bid to make history for their country at London 2012. This year’s Games marks the first time four athletes have competed for Ghana at a Paralympic Games. read more
Leaders on the supporters front of Ashantigold, Oti Akenten. has urged head coach Bashir Hayford not to return to the club after his proposed three months leave.According to Akenten, the reigning coach of the year has nothing more to offer to the club.For him, a new coach could transform the ailing fortunes of the league champions.“For now everything is on course at the club because the management called us and had some discussions with them us the information we got later was that Coach Bashiru Hayford has submitted a letter to the club requesting to go on three months leave,” he told Asempa Sports“He had enough rest after winning the league last season but I don’t know the reason why he submitted the letter because the league is ongoing and it very obvious things are very difficult for the club because we did not start well and we are now on the 14th position and if he has submitted the letter to the management of the club, then he shouldn’t return back to the club.”“Each and every day the club keeps on retrogressing and we have seen changes in some teams when their coaches left and the team started performing and start getting expected results so if he has requested to go on leave then he should not come back because if care is not taken he will take the club to relegation.” “He made some recommendations to buy some players before the start of the season and we got the players he requested but still the team is not performing and that was why we were calling for a drastic change in the team.”Ashantigold have been bundled out of the FA Cup and their chances of retaining the league title remains slim.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports read more
NFL suspends Kareem Hunt 8 games NFL free agency: Browns could be looking to add safety “I’m going to just make sure that nothing like this ever happens again,” Hunt told ESPN in December, a few days after his release.Browns general manager John Dorsey told reporters this week the team will have a “plan in place” during Hunt’s suspension.”The NFL will set certain rules, and once we understand those rules and restrictions, that’s something we’ll work through,” Dorsey said. “But we’ve already laid the plan moving from here all the way up to September, then we’ll have to wait and see what the league says. Then we’ll act accordingly.’’ Hunt ran for 874 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games last season for the Chiefs before a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel last February.He was released by Kansas City shortly after. Related News The Browns have asked the NFL to let Kareem Hunt remain with the team during his eight-game suspension, according to Cleveland.com.Players serving suspensions are usually banned from their team’s facilities. The Browns, however, made the request to the league because they want to “have structure” and a strong support team in place for Hunt, who was suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Hunt signed with the Browns in mid-February. Cleveland acquired star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and pass rusher Olivier Vernon from the Giants via trade this offseason, as well.The Browns finished last season with a 7-8-1 record. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2002. read more
The 14th European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOF 2019) was officially closed in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) city of East Sarajevo on Friday with the medal ceremony and extinguishing of Olympic flame.During the medal ceremony, young sportsmen of Norway were the most successful participants of EYOF, winning 12 medals, out of which 6 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze. On the second place were athletes from Switzerland with 12 medals as well, 5 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze, while third ones were sportsmen from France with 11 medals, 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.After the medal ceremony, all attendees were greeted by one of the hosts, mayor of East Sarajevo, who congratulated to young athletes on the results they had achieved, wishing organizers a successful organization and hosting of the next EYOF.The other host, mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka, said that the sport, youth and future were the key things of EYOF, and that this event was a project that linked people to great values.At the end of the ceremony, the Chairman of Presidency of BiH Milorad Dodik, said that Bjelasnica and Jahorina mountains were the venues of competition for the best medals.“We were all gathered here around the great thing, this would not happen without good cooperation between the two mayors and two cities along with support of all levels,”Dodik said, adding that this event was an opportunity to show that citizens of BiH are traditionally good hosts.Dodik wished young athletes a safe and happy return to home, wishing them to bring the best impressions from BiH.The ceremony of Olympic flame extinguishing in the capital of BiH was emotional for the thousands of visitors, and returned them 35 years back in 1984 when the 14th Winter Olympic Games were held in Sarajevo.Organizers handed over the flag to representatives of Finnish city of Vuokatti, the next host of EYOF. From Feb. 10-15, 2019, EYOF brought in Sarajevo and Eastern Sarajevo some 1,600 athletes aged 14-18 competing in eight sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, short track speed skating, snowboarding and curling.(Source: Sarajevo Times, photo: FENA) read more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 500 points in early trading on Wall Street. The trade war between the United States and China is heating up after President Trump announced last week the U.S. would impose a ten-percent tariff on 300-billion-dollars worth of Chinese imports.China has now allowed its currency to fall to its lowest level against the dollar in more than a decade.Shares of Boeing and Caterpillar are both lower by about two-percent as each company does business overseas.The Nasdaq is down more than 200 points and the S&P 500 is down around 60 points.