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​Newcastle boss set to stay after takeover

first_img However, the Daily Mail suggests there is no appetite to immediately sack Bruce to hire a high profile manager. read also:Newcastle boss Bruce doesn’t expect busy January window The Premier League still has to sign off on the takeover, and it is likely the new owners would make significant money available for signings. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A Saudi-backed consortium is likely to complete the deal in the coming days and weeks. There is some talk about the likes of Rafa Benitez or Massimilano Allegri taking over.Advertisement Loading… Newcastle United manager, Steve Bruce, is likely to stay at the club even if their takeover goes through. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka TrumpYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

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Injury blow for Carrick

first_img Van Gaal mentioned at his unveiling press conference that Carrick had suffered an injury and would be out for “a long time, too long”. And the club later confirmed on Twitter: “Michael Carrick has had surgery this morning on his left ankle ligaments and will be out for 10-12 weeks.” Carrick will also miss United’s pre-season tour of the United States, where they will play friendlies against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. News of his absence emerged when Van Gaal, unprompted, announced: “Michael Carrick was injured a day or two ago so that’s a big blow, because he is an experienced player.” The midfielder was left out of England’s World Cup squad this summer, but appears to be a key part of Van Gaal’s plans, with the Holland World Cup coach’s comments on the nature of “experience” painting him as an admirer of Carrick’s mindset as well as his technical skills. “You have to know that I’m not always convinced of the experience of players,” he said. “For example, a boy like Clarence Seedorf – he was 16 years old when I let him make his debut for Ajax, but he was sometimes more experienced than a player of 30 years old. “It’s very important that we have experienced players, but not only in age, not only in football, but also experience as human beings. “My philosophy is not only the football player but also in total – and then there are not so many ‘experienced’ players.” Carrick later Tweeted: “Well I’ve had better days….very frustrating but my race to get fit has started.” Press Associationcenter_img Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will miss up to the first three months of manager Louis van Gaal’s reign with an ankle injury.last_img read more

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USC twirler makes her dream come true

first_imgIt’s halftime at a USC football game at the Coliseum, and some students are heading up the aisle to get some snacks.They stop when a fire erupts.Looking back toward the field, they see flames tossed high into the sky, standing out against the backdrop of the night. The Olympic torch that rests at the top of the Coliseum is not lit yet, so the flames must have another source. The spinning flames reach the arc of their flight and start to fall.Underneath the flames, Emily Clapper impatiently waits. She seems oblivious to the flame dancing just dozens of feet above her head and falling fast. She does a few graceful twists and looks up just in time to catch the baton with a ball of fire at either end. She smiles to the 80,000 people watching as she twists the baton in her hands a few times and tosses it back up in the air.Clapper, a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, is a baton twirler in the Trojan Marching Band. Although most kids who go to a USC football game in the Coliseum idolize the football players and Song Girls, Clapper had her eyes elsewhere.Ever since she was little, she dreamt of hearing her name announced at the Coliseum as a USC twirler by legendary announcer Dennis Packer. She set a goal in second grade to turn her dream into a reality, which is something we all can learn from.Too many times, kids dream about becoming a firefighter, astronaut or ball player, and though sometimes people’s interests change, most of the time society decides that making those dreams a reality is impossible and discourages it. Although twirling won’t be Clapper’s profession, she nevertheless sought out her passion and pursued what she loved — even though she had no idea where it might take her.“It was a goal. I never knew it was actually going to happen,” Clapper said. “That’s what I wanted to do and I was going to do everything I can to make it happen and twirl at USC.”Clapper’s dad, a USC alumnus, has been taking her to Trojan football games for as long as she can remember, where she was immediately attracted to the twirlers.“They were highly visible,” she said. “I thought they were beautiful and really cool and their names were announced.”Clapper started twirling in second grade at St. Theresa Catholic School in Palm Springs, Calif. She joined an after-school program and performed at malls, in parades and during assemblies. Three years later, she got her first big break when Lynn Mallotto, a former twirling national champion who had a son one year older than Clapper, partnered up with Clapper’s after-school coach. Mallotto is still Clapper’s coach to this day.As more kids dropped out of twirling in middle school and high school to pursue sports or music, Clapper stuck with it. By her sophomore year in high school, she was the only student left that Mallotto took under her wing. Even though Clapper found success at nationals in the summer between high school and college, her goal hadn’t changed.“I didn’t want to be the best twirler in the world or whatever; I just wanted to twirl at USC,” Clapper said. “So that was my goal in my twirling life and I knew that twirling at USC meant that I had to have the grades and everything to get into USC before I could even be a twirler here. Everything I did in high school was to prepare for my career at USC.”When it came time to choose what college she would attend, Clapper picked USC before twirling tryouts.However, twirling tryouts came in April of her senior year of high school. She only had one other person to compete against, but there was a twist that she wasn’t prepared for. She had to try out in front of the entire marching band.Twirlers try out at the same time as the drum majors, the person who dresses up as Tommy Trojan, and because the band votes on the new drum major, they also vote on the new twirler. But many band members don’t know much about the intricacies of twirling.“Oh my gosh, it was so scary,” Clapper said. “The band is literally there judging you and deciding if you’re going to fit in with the band and if they’re going to like you. So all the band really knows is if you look the part and you don’t drop [the baton].“Fortunately, band director Arthur C. Bartner has the final say of who gets the twirling gig, and Clapper found out it was her that night. She hasn’t looked back and she’s been twirling at USC football and basketball games ever since. Clapper has also performed at two Rose Bowls and the many exotic places the band travels to, including Hawaii and Brazil.“It’s seriously the experience of a lifetime,” Clapper said. “I felt like it was so special for me.”Clapper, who can twirl as many as three batons at a time, says USC will be the final stop of her twirling career. She starts her master’s program in public health in the spring and doesn’t want to compete individually because she feels burned out after exhaustively competing in high school.But for the rest of her life, she won’t forget the experience of twirling at the Coliseum and hearing her name announced over the speakers of the Coliseum. Announcer Packer approached Clapper at the Stanford game a few weeks ago and complimented her on her fire-twirling abilities.For Clapper, that perfected her dream that came true.“Spittin’ Sports” runs every Thursday. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail Kenny at read more

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Tyler Lydon increases inside presence heading into matchup with UVA

first_imgDURHAM, N.C. — Jim Boeheim walked past Tyler Lydon in the Syracuse locker room and patted the freshman on the back while he iced his left knee. The Orange was fresh off a 64-62 win over No. 20 Duke and Lydon’s nine rebounds were integral in neutralizing Blue Devils center Marshall Plumlee.“How you doing big boy,” Syracuse’s head coach asked.Just four games prior, Boeheim said Lydon wasn’t physically ready to do “some things.”The freshman’s rebounding total against Duke tied for his fifth highest in 20 games and his six offensive boards were the most he’s grabbed this season. Monday, if anything, provided a glimpse into the inside presence Lydon can be. He’s strung together improved performances from the field by not hesitating to shoot. Now, Syracuse’s already thin frontcourt will reap the benefits against Anthony Gill and Virginia on Sunday if Lydon can do the same on the interior.“There’s obviously a lot I got to learn and I feel I’m still in that process,” Lydon said, “so it’s definitely a good learning experience for me.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSeconds after Lydon entered for the first time against Duke, the physicality occasionally lacking was felt with a thud. Blue Devils point guard Derryck Thornton tightly guarded Michael Gbinije as he brought the ball up the court. Gbinije created slight separation and Lydon’s ball screen at midcourt blindsided Thornton, sending him flailing to his back.Lydon asserted himself on the low block, too, where a couple of Syracuse’s 3-point attempts stemmed from. They started with offensive rebounds, which Syracuse grabbed a whopping 26 of. The fingertips of Tyler Roberson or Lydon were often the only thing refreshing SU possessions, and that was the Orange’s best formula — albeit not intentional — to get open looks from beyond the arc.“The offensive rebounding and throwing it back out is where I think we got two or three 3s,” Boeheim said. “And that, again, Roberson and Lydon just did an awesome job on the offensive glass, 26 offensive rebounds against a pretty good team is unheard of. Unheard of.”Before Monday, Lydon had grabbed six rebounds in just over half of Syracuse’s games. Matching that total on the offensive glass alone against the Blue Devils injects promise into a Syracuse team facing a second consecutive ranked opponent, this one a Cavaliers team whose opponents have the 331st-ranked offensive rebounding percentage, according to, out of 351 Division I teams.In Virginia’s 59-47 win over Syracuse on March 3, 2015, the Cavaliers outrebounded SU by 22. UVA had only four less offensive rebounds than Syracuse did total ones. No Virginia player had double-digit numbers on the boards, and Gill tied for the team lead with nine. Like last year, Virginia has a balanced rebounding corps again, with none of the eight rotation players averaging more than 6.1 rebounds.“We’re playing against tough bigs all the time in the ACC,” Lydon said. “It’s just something I’ve got to take advantage of every time I’m out there.”Against Duke, Lydon’s performance on the interior went relatively unnoticed with Roberson making history at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Twenty rebounds was a record for a visiting player there. But Lydon’s nine, especially if he continues to be SU’s second best on the glass, isn’t a bad reinforcement. Comments Published on January 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Robbery suspect killed attempting to flee across Miami expressway

first_imgA robbery suspect was killed on Friday morning after he fled from a vehicle and attempted to cross State Road 112 in Miami.The man, who has not been identified, was being chased by cops after they noticed a robbery in progress at N.W. 49 Street and N.W. 28 Avenue and moved in to nab the suspect.When the police attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspect refused to yield, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. As he attempted to cross the Expressway, he was struck by a taxi cab and died on the spot.The robbery victim and the taxi driver were not injured.last_img

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Fantasy Updates: Amari Cooper, Kenyan Drake, Andrew Luck injuries affect rankings, draft strategy

first_imgDOMINATE YOUR DRAFT:  Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetAntonio Brown updateAfter reports suggested Brown could retire if he wasn’t allowed to wear his old helmet, he returned to Raiders camp on Tuesday. He has yet to participate in camp and is still on the search for a version of his helmet that is less than 10 years old, but it appears his long-term risk has dissipated. Instead, he’s just brought Chad Johnson’s negotiating power into the fray.I’ll give you my Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that i wore in 2010 if you tell Gruden to let me play in the slot on 3rd downs❓— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 13, 2019It looked like Brown was trending into the same territory as running back holdouts Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon. Instead, the only worry now seems to be that his frostbitten feet heal in time for Week 1. Reports suggest there shouldn’t be an issue there, and so while Brown has had one of the more unique offseasons in recent memory, he looks safe to select as a top-10 WR again. 2019 STANDARD RANKINGS:Quarterback| Running back | Wide Receiver | Tght End | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200Will Andrew Luck play in Week 1?Luck won’t play this preseason — that much we know. For a QB as proven as him, that wouldn’t be too concerning except for the fact that the Colts can’t seem to pin down his injury. On Tuesday, Colts owner Jim Irsay said that Luck was dealing with a “small little bone” issue. But later in the day, GM Chris Ballard said it was the “high ankle area” that “needs to be addressed.” Until Indianapolis nails down Luck’s injury, there won’t be any more clarity on his Week 1 availability. (Update: The Colts want to name a Week 1 starter following their third preseason game. So Luck’s health and status should become clearer in about a week.)Luck felt safe enough that we slotted him No. 2 in our initial QB rankings. That was before he seemed like a huge injury question mark. He’s going to start dropping fast, as the other QBs in his range, such as Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers, don’t present the same uncertainty at this point. Until the injury is really figured out, though, it’s hard to say just how much Luck’s value — or the value of Indianapolis’s other skill players — will be affected.2019 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Top 200Amari Cooper injury updateThe Cowboys’ star wideout hasn’t practiced in a week due to plantar fascia irritation in one of his feet. It’s not the type of issue that should lead to further injury or keep Cooper off the field, but it’s a nagging issue that could stick with him or need proper load management if it persists into the regular season.Cooper’s fantasy value shouldn’t change because of this. He’s still a borderline WR1/WR2. It’s never great to see any star player missing practices, though, especially when they’ve also got the possibility of a new contract on their mind. Expect Cooper to suit up Week 1 and get his usual usage.FANTASY SLEEPERS: 8 QBs | 14 RBs | 11 WRs | 11 TEs | 6 D/STs | One from each teamGolden Tate’s suspension upheldAlthough Tate seemed to have a compelling argument in his appeal, precedent won out and Tate’s four-game suspension was upheld. He’ll return in Week 5 for the Giants’ home meeting with the Vikings.The race is now on for Sterling Shepard to return from his fractured thumb in time for Week 1 to claim high-volume targets in New York’s receiving corps. Tate’s absence should also benefit Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram in the passing game, and one of Bennie Fowler or Cody Latimer will probably wind up starting with Tate out. Once Tate returns, he’s a borderline starter in standard leagues and a good PPR option.  As the Antonio Brown retirement worries have died down (for now), it’s only fitting that another player’s status moves further and further into doubt. That’s Andrew Luck, whose injury the Colts can’t seem to properly diagnose. Fantasy owners who’ve already drafted must be holding their breath, and still-developing cheat sheets surely call for alterations when it comes to Indy’s franchise passer. In addition, the WR rankings continue to take shape as Amari Cooper battles a foot problem and Golden Tate’s suspension was held up. We’ll be here all preseason long providing you with the latest updates, including a look at rookies in Week 1 of the preseason. For more on NFL rookies, you can read our rookie rankings, and for your preseason listening needs, check out our season preview podcasts. DRAFT STRATEGY AND RANKINGS TIERS:  Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STKenyan Drake injury newsThe Dolphins’ top RB left Tuesday’s practice early with a noticeable limp, as seen below. He won’t be participating in Wednesday’s practice, and he showed up in a walking boot, per multiple reports. The Palm Beach Post reports that the Drake injury isn’t structural, though. (Update: Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that Drake’s injury will take “a while” to heal. Update 2: Kalen Ballage will be Miami’s starting RB until Drake returns to health, which at this point is a question mark for Week 1.)Was watching OL drills when Kenyan Drake came thru…he’s left the field for now— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) August 13, 2019This is obviously still a developing situation, as walking boots can be used for a number of different short- and long-term injuries. It’s worth monitoring, though. Kalen Ballage would get the first shot at taking over Drake’s role if he was forced to miss time. Rookie Myles Gaskin and former Cincinnati Bengal back Mark Walton would also stake their claim at increased roles.last_img read more

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Bašić in the Quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger

first_imgBosnian tennis player Mirza Bašić advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger tournament in Turkish city of Batman.In the second round of the 42 500 EUR worth tournament, Bašić won against the sixth holder, Belgian Niels Desein (160th player on the ATP list) with 7: 6 (4), 6:4.In the match for the performance in the semifinals, Bašić (203 ATP) will play against second holder Dudi Sela from Israel (112 ATP) on Thursday.(Source:

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New York’s Coronavirus Death Rate Declines for First Time in Two Weeks

first_imgAn additional 594 New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.While still significant, that number actually represents the state’ first daily decline in many days, as hospitalizations also dropped.By comparison, he reported 630 fatalities on Saturday, which was the worst day in New York’s fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.A total of 4,159 New Yorkers have died out of 122,031 confirmed cases, says Cuomo, who continues to advise people to be cautious.“The coronavirus is truly vicious and effective,” he said in his now-daily Albany press briefing. “It’s an effective killer.”As far as the reasoning behind the decrease in the number of deaths, Cuomo suggested that his state is now be reaching the disease’s apex, which could be more of a leveling out as opposed to a sharp peak. “The apex could be a plateau and we could be on that plateau now,” he said, adding that the trajectory should become clearer this week.A total of 574 new hospitalizations were reported in New York on Sunday, as compared to 1,095 on Saturday and 1,427 on Friday.The last time that fewer than 600 new hospitalizations were reported in the state was on March 22, with 586.“That’s partially a function of more people being discharged,” Cuomo said. “And that’s great news.”last_img read more

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England Golf to support Parliamentary Golf Group

first_img The All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group has announced England Golf as a supporter. The Group, comprising Members of all major political parties and from both Houses of Parliament, has the singular remit to “support the sport of golf.” All-Party Parliamentary Groups do not receive any public funding and are reliant on supporters to enable activities. England Golf is the governing body for all amateur golf in England, representing over 1900 clubs with over 675,000 members. At the heart of grassroots golf, it’s development initiative ‘Get into golf’ introduces new golfers to the game, encouraging participation and lifelong involvement in the game. England Golf also provides business support to clubs to encourage more golfers to enjoy the benefits of club membership, and help promote the game as being accessible, fun and family friendly. Karl McCartney MP, Group Chairman and Member of Parliament for Lincoln, welcomed England Golf’s support. He said “I am pleased to announce that England Golf has agreed to support the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group. England Golf do a lot of excellent work to encourage participation in the sport, and I hope that with their support, the Group can promote golf as a sport for all.” Nick Pink, Chief Executive of England Golf, commented “we are delighted to support the Parliamentary Golf Group, and look forward to working closely with Members as they seek to support golf at all levels. England Golf works hard to promote grassroots opportunities to play the sport, but challenges remain, and I hope that the Group will be able to help tackle these and ensure a bright future for golf.” For more information on APPG Golf visit their website. 9 May 2016 England Golf to support Parliamentary Golf Group last_img read more

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Vote for Your Favorite Two River Eatery

first_imgOnly a few days left to nominate your favorite food, specialty market or waterfront dining spot for  The Two River Times Top Food & Drink Picks.Email your choices by June 17 to year’s Top Picks were:EATERIESBagelBagel Oven, Red BankBreakfast SpotEdie’s, Little SilverChineseTemple, Red BankFried ChickenClaudie’s, MiddletownHamburgerBarnacle Bill’s, RumsonHot DogWindmill, Red BankItalianUndici, RumsonJapaneseYumi, Sea BrightMexicanSenor Pepper’s, Red BankPizzaMr. Pizza Slice, Red BankPork Roll SandwichSlater’s Deli, LeonardoSeafoodSea Bright Fish Co.,Sea BrightThaiMuang Thai, Red BankWaterfront DiningBahrs/Moby’s, HighlandsMARKETSButcherSabatos, New MonmouthDelicatessenBrennan’s, RumsonGourmet MarketSickles, Little SilverItalian Specialty StoreTaliercio’s, MiddletownSeafood MarketThe Lusty Lobster, HighlandsSWEETSBakeryFlaky Tart, Atlantic HighlandsCupcakeSugarush, Red BankDonutsDelicious Orchards, Colts NeckIce CreamHoffman’s, Little Silverlast_img read more

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