Ivanovic: Blues will get better

first_imgChelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic has sounded an ominous warning to the rest of the Premier League by insisting Jose Mourinho’s team will only get better. Ivanovic believes Chelsea will improve as the players get to know each other better. “It is really amazing how quickly the new players have adapted,” the Serbia defender said in the Chelsea magazine. “You could see straight from the first day how they work, how well they do their jobs, and that it is normal for them to play this way. “That is why they are here and we are all very happy about that. “As this group stays together for a long time, we will get better and better – we know each other’s games, we know the movement of each other and this gives us the opportunity to play more easily in games.” Mourinho has pointed to his team’s potential to improve and also to their adaptability regarding tactics, including at City, where Chelsea shut down their opponents and almost stole a victory but for their former midfielder Frank Lampard, who netted a late equaliser. Ivanovic believes understanding one another is even more key than specific tactical work. Ivanovic added: “Sometimes we work on special things in preparation for a game, and this is one thing, but it is another to understand your team-mates, to know how they work and what they like on the pitch. “The moment you start to see what they usually do in training, you know they will usually do this in the game. You have to feel that.” The Blues entered the October international break with a five-point lead at the top of the standings after dropping just two points in the opening seven games, in a draw at defending champions Manchester City, who are second. Striker Diego Costa, with nine goals in seven Premier League games, and playmaker Cesc Fabregas have slotted seamlessly into Mourinho’s side, leaving many to wonder who can beat Chelsea to a first title since 2010 this season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Stambouli completes PSG switch

first_img Press Association Paris St Germain have announced the signing of midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Tottenham on a five-year contract. “I wasn’t necessarily planning to leave the Premier League after one year, but when a club the size of Paris St Germain calls you, it makes your choice a lot easier. “That’s the moment when you can experience the power of attraction surrounding this club. I will now focus on my preparation.” Stambouli, whose only Tottenham goal came in a Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade in November, will join his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp in New Jersey. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said a return to France would help “rediscover a player who was full of promise when he was playing in Ligue 1”. Stambouli becomes the latest midfielder to leave Spurs this summer, following the likes of Paulinho, L ewis Holtby and Etienne Capoue out the exit door. center_img Stambouli, 24, joined Spurs from Montpellier, but has opted to move on after just one season at White Hart Lane. Stambouli, who made 25 appearances for Spurs in all competitions, said: ” I am delighted and very proud to become a member of the Paris St Germain family. last_img read more

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West Ham wait on Victor Moses scan

first_imgWest Ham winger Victor Moses will undergo a scan on Tuesday to discover the extent of his hamstring problem. Press Association But they are hopeful Lanzini will be fit to face Stoke at the weekend after he suffered what was described as a minor injury in training late last week. Co-chairman David Gold wrote on Twitter: “I’m optimistic that Lanzini will be available for Stoke but we must wait till Tuesday for the scan on Victor.” Ecuador forward Valencia could also be in contention against the Potters after five weeks out with an ankle injury, b ut Payet and Sakho are not expected back until February. center_img The 24-year-old – on-loan from Chelsea – was added to the growing casualty list at Upton Park when he limped off during the goalless draw at Manchester United on Saturday. The Hammers were already without fellow attackers Dimitri Payet, Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and Manuel Lanzini through injuries at Old Trafford. last_img read more

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Lynx Shutout Bucks

first_img Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 LINCOLN — Mattanawcook’s Tayla Trask bested Bucksport’s Abby Yeo in a pitchers’ duel Tuesday as the Lynx claimed a 2-0 win at Lincoln.Trask struck out 12 batters and allowed only three hits, while Yeo gave up four hits and single runs in the first and sixth innings.Emily Lenor singled twice and Shelby Redman singled for the Golden Bucks. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img read more

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GFF extends condolences to Jamaica Football Federation

first_imgTHE president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde, on behalf of the Guyana Football fraternity, has expressed condolences to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) on the passing of its president, Captain Horace Burrell.In a letter to JFF General Secretary, Raymond Grant, president Forde said “The Football family of Guyana was truly saddened to hear of the loss of your dear president, Captain Horace Burrell. Please allow me, on behalf of the Guyana Football Federation and on my own behalf in my capacity as president, to extend my deepest sympathy to his immediate family and the football family of Jamaica as you navigate through this period of grief.”Forde stated that the ‘Captain’ was a valuable asset to football in the CFU, CONCACAF and FIFA and “we mourn his loss with you as friends. Again, we extend our deepest sympathy to you and his family during this time of mourning.”Captain Burrell passed away in the United States on Tuesday. Prior to his passing, he served as a senior vice-president of CONCACAF, former vice-president of the CFU, member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and vice-president of the Jamaica Olympic Association.last_img read more

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Ighalo on Man Utd Radar as Solskjaer Intensifies Striker’s Hunt

first_imgStrikers Odion Ighalo and Islam Slimani are loan targets for Manchester United following Marcus Rashford’s injury.Former Watford forward Ighalo is with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and has two years left on his contract while Slimani is on loan at Monaco from Leicester.Nigeria international Ighalo scored 17 goals in 55 Premier League appearances for the Hornets before securing a move to Chinese League One in 2017. Slimani has 13 goals in 46 appearances for his parent club Leicester but has been loaned out to Newcastle, Fenerbahce and Monaco since his arrival at the King Power Stadium in 2016 from Sporting Lisbon.After their 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Old Trafford in midweek, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer indicated that the club – six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea after successive defeats – are in need of ‘quality’ signings, with Paul Pogba as well as Rashford currently sidelined.A £30m offer has been submitted for Birmingham City’s 16-year-old Jude Bellingham.Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes remains intent on a move to Old Trafford, but talks between the clubs have stalled, with United currently £10m short of Sporting’s valuation.Speaking ahead of an FA Cup tie at Tranmere, Solskjaer insisted the club was still working on reinforcements in a “difficult” market. “It’s not going to be a quick fix. And it’s not going to be like eight players in or 10 players in one transfer window,” he said.“We’ve had one proper transfer window in the summer because the Januarys are difficult, but we are trying to do something now.”  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Odion Ighalo was on the scoresheet when Nigeria beat Cameroun 4-0 in a 2018 World Cup qualifierlast_img read more

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Students hold vigil for Syrian students

first_imgStudents gathered under Tommy Trojan on Wednesday night to show solidarity with Aleppo University in Syria, which was bombed Tuesday by the Syrian government.Silent movement · Students sit in front of Tommy Trojan on Trousdale Parkway to inform students of the violence occuring in Syria. – Xi Luo | Daily Trojan As others stopped to look on, participants held signs and lit candles, which were placed at the foot of the statue to form the word “Syria.”“I think it’s really nice that students are coming together in solidarity for this event, even though it happened so many miles away,” said Nashwah Akhtar, a junior majoring in communication and one of the event’s participants.Zade Shakir, a junior majoring in international relations and biological sciences, believes the tragedy is particularly significant because college students were targeted.“The victims were university students,” Shakur said. “We’re university students. To think kids that were going to get an education — innocent people — were killed in a bombing … It could have been anybody.”The bombing, which killed at least 82 people according to Syria’s U.N. ambassador, Bashar Jaafari, marks another violent outbreak in Syria’s civil war, which began in March 2011.After hearing news of the bombing from various news sources, USC students decided to gather in support of the victims. The vigil, which took place from 6-7 p.m., was organized on Facebook by Asmaa Albaroudi, a junior majoring in human development and aging. After hearing about the bombing, Albaroudi felt she needed to act.“I was born and raised [in the United States], but my parents are Syrian,” Albaroudi said. “I’ve had family members imprisoned in Syria, so when I saw university students being killed, I thought I could raise awareness here.”Albaroudi believes that the events in Syria constitute a humanitarian crisis, one that is often overlooked by the media. She also believes that the university was targeted because of its students’ opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been accused of human rights abuses by groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.“The people who are demanding their freedom right now, a lot of them are the youth,” Albaroudi said.Albaroudi said the vigil was not political, but she said the cause of the bombing is clear.“This is just a humanitarian event, but it’s pretty obvious who the perpetrators are,” Albaroudi said.One of the signs at the vigil read: “On January 15th, the Syrian Regime bombed the University of Aleppo in Syria: 80 dead, 150 wounded.” Others included pictures of the rebels’ flag, which has a green stripe at the top to replace the red stripe of the Assad regime.Syria’s civil war, often associated with the Arab Spring uprisings, has been more protracted and bloody than its counterparts in other countries. Samer Rashad, a junior majoring in neuroscience and an attendee of the vigil said the Syrian conflict requires as much public awareness as its counterparts in Egypt and Yemen, because of its violent nature.“After the Egyptian revolution, people assume that this is similar,” Rashad said. “But in reality, it’s more of a civil war. Syrians are killing each other.”When asked if it’s time for international involvement in Syria, Albaroudi said it is time for the world to act.“Other countries need to take more involvement in what is going on,” Albaroudi said. “Over 60,000 people have died in Syria. This doesn’t include the people that have been displaced or wounded. It’s time.”last_img read more

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Women’s hoops enters playoff-mode with 2 games left

first_imgIn her last meeting against Indiana, senior guard Alyssa Karel scored a game-high 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting in a 75-49 victory.[/media-credit]With two regular season games left for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team, the stakes have never been higher, as the Badgers play their final game of the season at the Kohl Center Wednesday against the Indiana Hoosiers (9-17, 3-11).After dropping two straight games to Iowa and Michigan, Wisconsin (14-12, 9-5) needs a win against the Hoosiers to stay in contention for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Dropping a heartbreaking two-point loss to Michigan on Senior Day Saturday, the Badgers will have to recover quickly to pick up a victory over Indiana.In their first game, Wisconsin had no problem handling the Hoosiers, taking them down in a 75-49 rout in Bloomington. On the heels of that success, UW is sticking to a similar gameplan while recognizing that Indiana will make the necessary changes to challenge the Badgers in the second matchup.“Obviously they’re going to make some adjustments, so we have to be ready to make some adjustments as well,” senior guard Alyssa Karel said. “And we did play well against them, but we weren’t perfect, so there’s always things to improve on.”For Karel, along with fellow seniors Lin Zastrow, Tara Steinbauer and Emily Neal, this will be the last game of their careers in front of the Kohl Center crowd. Senior Day may be over, but it will still be an emotional environment Wednesday when they play in the last home game of their college career.“Honestly, I don’t think it’s really hit me yet. I mean my whole senior season, it’s everything’s going to be done,” Karel said. “But when I kind of thought ‘Oh, this is my last game here,’ it’s weird. It’s been four years of my life, and it’s been a big part of my life. So, it’s bittersweet to be honest.”One senior will be offering her support from the bench, as the Badgers lost Steinbauer, an emotional leader and UW’s third-leading scorer, to an ACL tear against Iowa.Wisconsin certainly lost a valuable inside presence with the injury to Steinbauer, but the team understands that it needs to learn to play without the talented forward. Moving on from such a difficult loss isn’t easy, but the Badgers will need to be ready to face an Indiana team that is hungry for a late-season win.“We’ve got to get back to work and get ready for Indiana and just treat it as one game, because [if we] keep taking care of one game and get a significant win or two in the Big Ten Tournament, things can pan out for us, but we have to focus on Indiana right now,” head coach Lisa Stone said.Although Indiana sits near the bottom of the Big Ten, the Hoosiers do rank near the top of the conference in one crucial category: steals. Wisconsin has struggled with turnovers at times this season, and Indiana’s 9.7 steals per game could be key to its success.Led by senior guard Jori Davis, who averages 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest and put up 27 points in her last game, Indiana has no shortage of offense. However, if the Badgers keep up the stifling defense that held the Hoosiers to under 50 points in the first contest, UW should be able to pick up the much-needed win.At this point in the season, Big Ten teams are familiar with one another, meaning the games often turn into tough, physical battles, which is exactly what the Badgers could have in store Wednesday.“We’re just going to have to play them harder, and it’s going to be a will who wants it more,” junior guard Jade Davis said. “Since we’ve already played each other, we know each other’s gameplan and everything.”Davis could be the game-changer against the Hoosiers, as she led the team with 14 points against Michigan. The junior guard gained confidence in her shooting against the Wolverines, and Davis’ scoring could help compensate for the loss of Steinbauer’s dominating presence in the paint.It has been an up and down season for the Badgers, but now more than ever the team needs a win. Currently sitting in third place in the conference, Wisconsin’s hopes of bringing home their first Big Ten title are slim, but that doesn’t take away from the importance of their last two games.“We’re treating this as a one-game season,” Stone said. “For us right now, it is playoffs. Every game we play right now is a playoff game.”last_img read more

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Bruce Lee birthday: Here is how the legend impacted martial arts

first_img COMMENT Also Read | Bruce Lee Birthday Special | 5 Best Bruce Lee Movies To Watch Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 27th November, 2019 20:01 IST 9 months ago Sara Ali Khan vs Disha Patani – A comparison of their careers LIVE TV Last Updated: 27th November, 2019 20:01 IST Bruce Lee Birthday: Here Is How The Legend Impacted Martial Arts Bruce Lee has been regarded as a master of martial arts. On his birthday, we take a look back at how the legendary actor influenced the sport of martial arts. 11 months ago Jackie Chan reveals he pretended to be ‘in pain’ in front of Bruce Lee HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🐉🎉 I find it rather fitting that my father’s birthday falls at a time of year ripe with celebration, gratitude and love. Happy birthday, baba! I am grateful. I love you. And I celebrate you everyday!xShannon pic.twitter.com/FZDviPxgtc— Bruce Lee (@brucelee) November 27, 2019 FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE It was 45 years ago that a legendary superstar named Bruce Lee passed away at the young age of 32. Today, November 27, marks the birthday of the late star who would have completed 79 years had he still been alive. Bruce Lee pioneered various combat disciplines that paved the way for mixed martial arts to become what it has become today. Danish Ansari WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Amazon Quiz Today Answers: November 27 | Win a ‘Redmi Note 8 Pro’ Also Read | Bruce Lee: Reminiscing The Best Movies By The Martial Artist On His BirthdayBruce Lee bridges the gap between the West and the EastBruce Lee is considered the first actor to bring together the West and the East. He got his first big success with his film – The Big Boss. It turned out to be a huge success. The next project was the 1972 film Fist of Fury which performed even better and smashed records. The biggest success came with Way of the Dragon – a film that went on to showcase the unique talents of the expressive performer. The final colosseum battle between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris is still regarded as one of the best fighting sequences to ever be filmed. As time progressed, Bruce Lee changed the perception of Chinese culture and also helped to popularize the sport of martial arts in the West. Fans all over the world were deeply fascinated by his sheer agility and brute power.Also Read | Bruce Lee | Iconic Fight Scenes From His Films That Are A Must Watch For All Action FansBruce Lee becomes a legend – Enter the DragonEnter the Dragon was the first movie that was co-produced in Hong Kong and Hollywood. This is exactly what Lee had been waiting for as the film led to an explosion of martial arts movies across the world. Enter the Dragon was going to make him a superstar, but instead, Bruce Lee became a legend as he passed away a few months before the film premiered. The film came out over 45 years ago, but still remains one of the best movies in its genre. Also Read | Bruce Lee: Here Are The Top 5 Lesser-known Facts On The Little DragonBruce Lee: His impact on martial artsDespite having done 20 roles as a child star in Chinese films, Bruce Lee always had a huge inclination towards martial arts. He wanted to pursue a career teaching it to people. After gaining popularity in his formative years through films, he moved on to supporting roles in movies and has also trained the likes of James Coburn and Steve McQueen. 9 months ago Bruce Lee: Reminiscing the best movies by the martial artist on his birthday 9 months ago RRR Cast: Know all about the star cast of the upcoming S. S. Rajamouli filmlast_img read more

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