RelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel German striker Timo Werner marked his RB Leipzig swansong with two well-taken goals to guide his side to a 2-1 victory at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.RB Leipzig full-back Nordi Mukiele and midfielder Emil Forsberg spurned glorious opportunities before Werner put his side in front in the 28th minute. The 24-year-old latched on to a defence-splitting pass from Amadou Haidara before rounding Augsburg goalkeeper Tomas Koubek for his 27th league goal of the season.Augsburg, who had a red card for Philipp Max overturned by VAR in the second half, hit back through Ruben Vargas.His long-range effort proved too powerful for Yvon Mvogo to keep out.Werner, who will depart for Chelsea at the end of the season, added a second eight minutes from time, latching on to Angelino’s cross-field pass and firing into the bottom corner.The result means RB Leipzig end the season in third place with 66 points, one shy of their record Bundesliga tally achieved in 2016/2017. Augsburg are finishing in 15th place with 36 points, five clear of the relegation zone.Reuters/NAN.Tags: ChelseaEmil ForsbergRB LeipzigTimo Werner
Chasing 139 after Gary Wilson’s half-century and 47 from Kevin O’Brien, the UAE were bowled out for 133 one ball from the end of their 20 overs. A third win in succession leaves Ireland two points ahead of their opponents at the group summit, with Hong Kong also two points behind and with a game in hand. Ireland lost Paul Stirling and Niall O’Brien in the fourth over and William Porterfield was then run out, but Kevin O’Brien and Wilson put on a decisive 92 in a fourth-wicket stand lasting almost 13 overs. Kevin O’Brien’s run-a-ball innings featured two fours and a six but ended when he was caught by Rohan Mustafa in Manjula Guruge’s final over. Wilson remained unbeaten on 53 from 44 balls, with three boundaries. Muhammad Azam hit the second ball of the UAE reply for six but then holed out off the next, but Shaiman Anwar and Khurram Khan put on 53 for the second wicket to put the home side on top. Max Sorensen (two for 17) made the vital breakthrough when Khan (35) was caught by John Mooney and Paul Stirling soon removed Anwar as the match swung. George Dockrell removed Swapnil Patil and Muhammad Shafiq for figures of two for 21 but t wo sixes from Amjad Javed put the game back in the balance, with Mustafa going well at the other end. But Trent Johnston’s yorkers caused problems and after two run-outs and with six needed from two balls, Guruge was bowled for a golden duck and Ireland snatched the win. Ireland moved top of ICC World T20 Qualifying Group A with a tense five-run win over the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. Press Association
Manchester United are set to announce the signing of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on an 18-month contract. Press Association When asked in October whether he would consider signing Valdes if he returned to full fitness, Van Gaal gave a cryptic hint that it might be a possibility. ”Manchester United has always their eyes open,” the United manager said. Van Gaal’s backup goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard was linked with a move away from United in the summer and is yet to play a first-team fixture this season. United’s other two reserve options are Sam Johnstone, who is on loan at Doncaster, and 24-year-old Ben Amos, who was criticised by the United boss for letting in Miralem Pjanic’s 60-yard lob against Roma in pre-season. United will face a Friday night FA Cup assignment against Cambridge. The fourth-round match at the Abbey Stadium on January 23 will be televised by BBC One and kick off at 7.55pm, the Football Association announced. And Press Association Sport understands the 20-time English champions will now sign the Spanish World Cup winner to provide competition for first choice David de Gea. It is understood an agreement with Valdes is close and an announcement could be made shortly by the club. Barca youth product Valdes left the Nou Camp last year after spending almost two decades at the club. While at Barcelona the goalkeeper won six domestic titles, three Champions Leagues and also lifted the Copa del Rey on two occasions. The goalkeeper also won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and the European Championship two years later. Valdes was an ever-present throughout his spell at the Nou Camp, but he will find it hard to break into the United first team because of De Gea’s superb form this season. The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has excelled in several matches, most notably against Everton, Tottenham and Stoke. But United manager Louis van Gaal knows Valdes well – he gave the Spaniard his debut during his second spell as Barca boss – and views the player as an excellent potential addition to his squad, particularly when he is available on a free. Valdes has been a free agent since leaving the Catalan giants last summer. The 32-year-old has been training with United for three months in order to help him recover from the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in March.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Pat Cummins can bowl. Pat Cummins can also bat. In fact, he can do it all in an Australia team that is lacking experience. So much so, that Megan Schutt, an Australia women’s cricketer, called him to be the next Australian Prime Minister. Cummins’s brilliant haul of 6/27, combined with his gritty fifty ensured Australia not only frustrated Virat Kohli’s push for a 2-1 series lead but also dragged the Boxing Day Test into the final day, where some rain is forecast. The result could be headed one way, but Cummins’ splendid all-round effort helped Australia reach 258/8, still needing 141 runs for an unlikely win on Sunday.Cummins’ sensational one-man army show offers Australia’s top-order batsmen and the bowlers the blueprint to dig deep and bring out the best in the business. After accounting for Hanuma Vihari (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (0) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) in a sensational four-over burst on day 3, Cummins took his maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and his third overall when he cleaned up the dangerous Mayank Agarwal for 42 with a full ball that stayed low and nipped back in further off the seam. Rishabh Pant struck a couple of lusty blows but when Cummins got his sixth by accounting for Ravindra Jadeja with a bouncer, he had career-best figures. When Pant (33) fell to a short ball from Josh Hazlewood, Kohli immediately declared and set Australia a target of 399 on a pitch which was becoming even more difficult to bat on.Read More | Fans evicted from major stand in Melbourne over racist chantsAustralia top order flounders againIf there has been one major problem area for Australia ever since the bans on Steve Smith and David Warner for the ball-tampering scandal, it has been consistent contributions from the top order. On a pitch which had variable bounce and facing up to a rampaging Jasprit Bumrah, they stood vulnerable yet again.Read More | Bumrah credits Rohit Sharma for slower ball to get rid of Shaun MarshIt was Bumrah, who took his career-best haul of 6/33 in the first innings who struck first. Aaron Finch (3), clearly struggling, guided a short ball to Virat Kohli at slip. Marcus Harris (13) showed inadequate technique to combat Ravindra Jadeja’s spin and gave Mayank Agarwal a sharp catch at short leg. Much was expected from Usman Khawaja, the only batsman in the side who had the potential to bat for long periods against both spin and pace. Many expected a repeat of his Dubai heroics in which he batted for long hours to give Australia a win. The left-hander struck some good shots and looked confident but when he fell to Jadeja for 33, it seemed the top-order would implode again.Read More | India vs Australia, highlights: Cummins frustrates Kohli’s sideShaun Marsh, another experienced player from whom plenty was expected, played some attacking shots and looked in great touch to get a big score. However, he was trapped LBW for 44 for the second time by Bumrah and even the review could not save him. When Mitchell Marsh (10) drove Jadeja straight to cover and Travis Head (34) dragged a full delivery from Ishant Sharma back onto the stumps, the end seemed near. Tim Paine edging Jadeja for 26 added one more nail in the coffin. However, the hosts still had one factor which has bailed them out of trouble on more than one occasion in this series.Read More | Virat Kohli’s India achieve rare distinction in double declarationThe tail wags… againCummins, fresh from a great performance with the ball, displayed his batting prowess as well by tackling both pace and spin brilliantly. He found an able ally in Mitchell Starc as they frustrated India’s push for a victory. After Starc (18) threw his wicket away by missing Mohammed Shami’s full delivery, Nathan Lyon gave him great company. The pair repelled the Indian attack for more than one and a half hours as prospects of a final day finish grew.Read More | Cummins gives Australia plenty to smile with 6/27 in MelbourneKohli took the extra half an hour and also the second new ball. None of the factors could distract Cummins as he registered his second half-century. When play ended, there was mixed reactions. Indian fans were slightly nervous about the prospects of rain tomorrow. However, the Australians prayed for rain to come while some prayed for a minor miracle.Cummins’ display in what was otherwise a shoddy display from Australia’s batsmen might not help the hosts going 1-2 down. However, it has given them enough momentum to push for a win in Sydney and level the series yet again.
The Latest: Penguins owners donating money to health outlets The joint $200,000 donation will be split equally between Highmark Health and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The Highmark Health donation is earmarked for creating a mobile COVID-19 testing unit that will focus on under-served populations in the Pittsburgh area.The donation to UPMC will benefit the UPMC Children’s Hospital Helpers Fund, which supports families and caregivers who are impacted by COVID-19.___North Carolina and North Carolina State will begin fall classes on Aug. 10 and forgo fall breaks in order to finish by Thanksgiving to get ahead of a potential second wave of COVID-19.UNC Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz introduced a Roadmap for Fall in a letter Thursday that includes “off ramps” options if conditions change. Class sizes will be reduced with time extended between classes, some of which may be conducted remotely. The rebates will vary based on the final position in the standings and the number of games aired live. United is in fifth place with nine games remaining.The Premier League hasn’t provided details of the broadcasting rebate.___The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.FINA says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.” Dresden says on its website that the latest positive result was found in a fifth wave of tests conducted on Wednesday. It adds that another “category one” close contact of its coaching staff has also tested positive for COVID-19.The player, staff member and staff member’s contact person must now go into quarantine at home for 14 days.Dresden’s entire team was ordered by local health authorities into 14 days of quarantine on May 9 after two players tested positive.The club says that all players who tested positive before were cleared in the fourth and fifth wave of tests and that they and the rest of the team will be able to resume training on Saturday.Dresden was scheduled to play at Hannover last Sunday but couldn’t participate because of the quarantine order. That game was rescheduled for June 3. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Pittsburgh Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are each contributing $100,000 to assist local health outlets dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. May 21, 2020 Faculty and staff will return in a phased approach and should initially expect staggered and alternating work schedules. UNC will also emphasize adherence to public health guidelines, including physical distancing, wearing face coverings and increased hand washing. The school will observe Labor Day and University Day and complete the semester by Nov. 24.N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson announced that the school will begin classes nine days earlier than originally scheduled and forgo fall break to also finish by Thanksgiving. Students will not return to campus for the remainder of the year and winter commencement will be announced later.___East Carolina is eliminating its men’s and women’s tennis and swimming and diving programs to help reduce a $4.9 million budget deficit.The move affects 68 student-athletes and nine coaches and reduces ECU’s sponsored sports from 20 to 16, including nine for women. The NCAA requires Division I FBS schools to carry minimums of 16 sports, eight for women. Dresden is scheduled to resume play on May 31 against Stuttgart.___Manchester United says it believes it will miss out on $24 million because the Premier League will have to make refunds to broadcasters even if the pandemic-disrupted season is completed.The league is in talks with its rights holders about rebates because of delays and changes to the broadcasting schedule. The season was suspended in March.Empty stadiums will also change the TV product. Associated Press “The coaches and student-athletes for these respective sports have all impacted our department and the Pirate Family in a positive manner,” athletic director Jon Gilbert said in a release. “This decision was not made lightly. The history and success of the swimming and diving programs and the tennis programs will continue to be celebrated at East Carolina.”ECU interim Chancellor Ron Mitchelson stated that the athletic budget was not sustainable pre-COVID-19. The deficit began to grow significantly with the pandemic where the impact was immediate and would affect future revenue and expenses.ECU will honor scholarships for athletes who remain at the school. ___The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall of Fame president John Hendrickson says the museum believes it’s “in the best interests of everyone involved and for the integrity of the event to postpone the ceremony for a year.”The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. This year’s class includes trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, horses Wise Dan and Tom Bowling, and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. They will be inducted with the class of 2021.The 44th Annual Museum Ball scheduled for Aug. 14 also was canceled. It’s traditionally one of the highlights of the Saratoga summer social season.___German soccer club Dynamo Dresden has reported another case of coronavirus. The already quarantined second-division club has now had four players test positive. FINA president Julio C. Maglione says swimming organizers have worked closely with the United Arab Emirates’ authorities and “we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.”A general congress to elect the FINA Bureau for the years 2021-25 will be staged in Doha, Qatar, on June 5, 2021. The new members of the bureau will start their terms immediately after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.The short course world championships are held in a 25-meter pool. The FINA world championships and the Olympics are staged in 50-meter pools.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Patrick Lynch, general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, resigned Tuesday, hours before the Coliseum Commission was set to meet to determine the fate of his job.According to the Los Angeles Times, Lynch came under increased pressure to step down as general manager after it was revealed that Todd DeStefano, his former events manager, was also a promoter for Insomniac Inc., which has hosted raves in the Coliseum.Lynch is accused of allowing DeStefano to be in charge of the security and medical services at the Electric Daisy Carnival hosted at the Coliseum. while being a promoter for Insomniac Inc.A teenage girl died of a suspected drug overdose at the EDC and multiple other drug problems were reported.Lynch, who served as general manger of the Coliseum and Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena for 17 years, maintains that he was unaware of DeStefano’s employment with Insomniac Inc.Lynch had been an important player in trying to bring a professional football team to Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times.DeStefano is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for possible charges of criminal conflict of interest. The Fair Political Practices Commission is also looking into whether DeStefano committed a criminal act when he did not disclose income from an outside source and for conflict of interest.Jorge Montoya, a graduate student studying aerospace engineering, said he believes that Lynch made the right decision in resigning, regardless of Lynch’s knowledge of DeStefano’s job as promoter.“When you’re in charge of an office and there is corruption, it is the right thing to do to step aside even if you did not directly do anything wrong,” Montoya said.
Sophomore assistant captain Craig Smith and linemates Jordy Murray and Mark Zengerle have clicked early and have already put up seven goals and 13 assists for UW in four games this season.[/media-credit]The question coming into the season was where the Wisconsinmen’s hockey team was going to get its points. UW lost four 50-point scorersfrom last season’s squad, and its leading returning scorer had just one year ofcollege under his belt.But for a team that lost almost three quarters of itsscoring from last season, the Badgers aren’t struggling to find the back of the net. Granted, it’sonly four games into the season, and three of those games came against thelikes of Alabama-Huntsville and Holy Cross, but Wisconsin is tied for third inthe nation in scoring offense, with 21 goals.It looked like head coach Mike Eaves would need to rely onhis top line, with returning forwards Craig Smith and Jordy Murray to take uponthe bulk of the scoring load. Wisconsin’s other returning forwards accountedfor just nine goals and 16 assists last season.“You always, as a player coming back, want to be one of thego-to players, especially with the guys we lost last year,” Murray said. “Weboth had really good summers training and we thought we were ready for a littleadded pressure.”Instead of crumbling under expectations, the Badgers’ topline of Murray, Smith and freshman Mark Zengerle has excelled, posting a combined7-13-20 to begin the season – roughly 33 percent of UW’s points.So far, so good.“It’s been good. I think Zengerle’s a nice kid, brings anatmosphere on the bench, where we both can talk to each other during a hardtime in a game,” Smith said. “I’ve been playing with Jordy for about a yearnow, so things are really clicking well.”After the first UW hat trick since Blake Geoffrion’sthree-goal game against Michigan Tech last year, Murray leads the team withfour total goals, two of them coming courtesy of Zengerle. The freshman leadsthe team with six assists, three of them to his linemates.One came in Sunday’s 5-2 win over UAH. Zengerle had the puckin the corner and fed a centering pass to Murray, who crashed the net andscored.“I don’t think we really had a guy like him last year – wehad Mike Davies, who’s similar,” Murray said. “He sees the ice so well, he’llfind you – I know on my second goal, I don’t know if anyone else on the teamcould find me like that easily.”So far, each of the three’s playing styles have complementedeach other’s nicely.“They have their own distinct personalities. Mark is a passer,Craig Smith is going to shoot first, and Jordy is somewhere in between,” Eavessaid. “They all bring something like that to the table, and they feed well offof each other.”And not only have the three manned UW’s top line all season,but they are also the forwards on Wisconsin’s first-unit power play. Thesuccess on the power play has been just as notable, with the Badgers converting11 times this season with the man-advantage. Zengerle’s three other assistswere to power-play point men Justin Schultz and Jake Gardiner.The added opportunities to play with each other has onlyhelped the trio, both at even strength and on the power play.“You’re playing with someone on the power play, you kind ofknow what you do when you have time and space, know what kind of passes eachother are looking for,” Zengerle said.With his power play and top line clicking so early in theseason, there’s not a lot Eaves could ask for offensively. On the other side ofthe puck, it’s a different story.Murray admits the three are more “offensive” players, andall three acknowledge the need to play strong defensively. He and Smith haveexperience with the team’s systems, but Zengerle has faced a learning curve, asfar as his responsibilities off the puck.“[Zengerle] wants to be a 60-foot player and we want him tobe a 200-foot player,” Eaves said. “A lot like Michael Davies had to learnthose things. Michael did and I’m sure Mark wants to be as good as he can andhe’s listening and willing. He’s just got to get some new habits.”By his senior year, Davies blossomed into one of the WCHA’sbiggest offensive forces, and comparisons between him and Zengerle seem to bodewell for the UW offense. But any Eaves-coached team needs to be sounddefensively, and that, as it was with Davies, could be the struggle for thefreshman.On the other hand, it’s hard to argue with the pointproduction, even when considering the opposition it came against. The Badgerscould get a wake-up call when they head west to take on Denver this weekend toopen conference play. Or maybe the top line will continue to roll against thePioneers.Either way, it’s early in the season.“We’re getting the chemistry going, I’m starting to knowwhere they’re going to be without even looking,” Murray said. “I’m sure we’ll justget better as the season goes on.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org Justyn Knight and Jessie Petersen’s top finishes highlighted Syracuse’s weekend at the Virginia Challenge.Knight made his track debut for Syracuse in the 1500-meter. He finished first with a time of 3:39.66, breaking the school record that had stood since 1972. Joel Hubbard (3:44.75) took eleventh in the event.Petersen won the 10k with a time of 34:18.63, while Kevyn Hoyos led the men with a time of 29:38.69. Max Straneva (29:45.85) finished ninth.At the Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational, Shaylyn Tuite, took tenth in the 5k with a time of 16:54.73 while Rebecca Skodis (16.57.25) finished 13th.Sydney Leiher led the Orange in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, grabbing tenth with a time of 10:33.03.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will next participate in the Penn Relays, beginning on Wednesday. Comments
Photo © Tipp FM Tipp senior hurling squad have earned some well deserved down time this week, without the pressure of a game this weekend.This week is an easier training week for players – ensuring they get some rest and recouperation following 2 games on the trot.The Tipp senior hurlers are in the middle of a two-week window before their third round game against Davy Fitz’ Wexford outfit. Tipp manager Michael Ryan says he’s hopeful Tipp will get to see more players in next weekends game…
Thaiss remained in Arizona after spring training shut down in March. He learned that someone he had worked out with on June 14 had been exposed to the coronavirus, he immediately began to isolate. A couple days later, Thaiss got a test that turned up positive.From there, he was essentially stuck in his apartment, watching German soccer and taking dry swings in a mirror.Because Thaiss had no symptoms, the Angels medical staff arranged him to be tested repeatedly. He said he took 10 to 12 saliva tests and “a couple” nasal swabs, “which were pretty uncomfortable.”Thaiss said he texted and called Angels trainers Adam Nevala and Eric Munson “a little too many times” as he waited through the seemingly endless process.“It was mentally defeating because every test I would wait 24 hours and get a phone call that I was still positive,” Thaiss said. “But our training staff and our doctors did a phenomenal job with me of staying in touch and staying on top of it. They just kept getting me tested. I know not everyone’s lucky enough to have that at their disposal, but I was.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Thaiss passed the protocols — most significantly, two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart — to rejoin the Angels on Sunday. On Tuesday, they tossed him into an intrasquad game to hit only, and he got eight at-bats.Although he arrived nearly halfway into camp, he said he still feels like he can be ready to be on the active roster for the July 24 opener. He said he played winter ball in the Dominican after just one day of live batting practice.“I’m feeling good,” he said. “I’m feeling ready and excited to get going.”ROTATION UPDATEJoe Maddon said that Shohei Ohtani is scheduled for his next intrasquad outing on Sunday, which means it’s likely that the Angels have settled on Sunday as the day that Ohtani will pitch during the regular season.The Angels plan to give Ohtani the day off before and after he pitches, so Sunday is a natural choice because the Angels have three off days on Mondays.Andrew Heaney is scheduled to pitch in the intrasquad game on Saturday, which would give him five days rest before he’s scheduled to pitch the opener at Oakland next Friday.Griffin Canning, Dylan Bundy and Matt Andriese will also start the season in the Angels rotation — barring any injuries — but it’s unclear at this point in what order they will pitch.The return of Julio Teheran remains uncertain, although Maddon said “there’s a chance in the near future… It’s trending in the right direction.” The Angels have been unable to provide any information on Teheran, who is on the injured list, but Teheran told ESPN Deportes last week he was awaiting results of a coronavirus test.ALSOFox Sports West announced it will carry all 60 Angels regular season games, in addition to all three of their exhibition games next week…Jose Rojas was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday night’s intrasquad game because of a migraine.Thaiss, Jared Walsh, Luis Rengifo and Brandon Marsh — all late arrivals to camp — faced live pitching in a short simulated game on Thursday afternoon. Jacob Rhame, who was claimed on waivers from the New York Mets, was among the pitchers to work.Related Articles While the coronavirus has been deadly, or at least frightening, to many of its victims, for Matt Thaiss the experience was mostly just frustrating.The Angels’ first baseman revealed on Thursday that he tested positive for the virus in June. He said he never felt any symptoms, but still had to quarantine for nearly a month and take more than a dozen tests before receiving the consecutive negatives he needed to rejoin the Angels.“I’m very thankful I was healthy, but at the same time it’s a little frustrating when you feel perfectly fine,” Thaiss said. “It took me 20-something days of testing to test negative, and I was isolated for 28 or 29 days.”Thaiss is the second Angels player to confirm that he had tested for the coronavirus, joining Patrick Sandoval. Sandoval tested positive a week after Thaiss, but returned to camp a few days before him. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error