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None of your new signings can lead, Owen tells Lampard

first_img read also:Lampard gives injury update on Werner ahead of Liverpool cracker “I would have signed all those players [Chelsea have signed] if I was sporting director, really good young players, but I’m not sure who the leader of the team is. “[N’Golo] Kante’s a great player but he’s so quiet. [Mateo] Kovacic, I know he’s quite quiet, so all of a sudden who is the leader in the backline? “I think Frank has built a good group of players here but if he looks at it, where’s his JT? Where’s his Frank? Where’s his Drogba?” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been told none of his new signings can be considered leaders. That is the opinion of Owen Hargreaves, who believes his side lack anyone with authority in the dressing room. “I just think back to those great Chelsea teams,” Hargreaves told Premier League Productions. “[Petr] Cech, John Terry, [Claude] Makelele, Frank, [Didier] Drogba. The whole spine of the team was flawless, leaders.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?last_img read more

Norwich complete Redmond signing

first_img He added: “I know that there is only one football club in this city and it has an excellent fan base. The people around the football club and in the city that I have spoken to so far have attracted me to this club so much, it’s made me realise just how much this club means to the people of this city.” Redmond came through the Birmingham Academy and played under Hughton when he was manager at St Andrew’s, which included a run in the Europa League for the Championship club. The winger, who featured for the England under-21s in this summer’s European Championship, is looking forward to linking up with his old manager again, this time in the top flight. “He was very influential on my career at Birmingham. He gave me the chance to play and the chance to express myself every time that I stepped on to the field and I feel like on the bigger stage he will do exactly the same thing,” Redmond added. “I would probably say I have played some of my best football under him so far. “Last season was a good one for me in terms of goals and assists and just general performances. “Hopefully I can continue the form that I left off with last season at Birmingham.” Norwich have confirmed the signing of winger Nathan Redmond from Birmingham on a four-year-deal. The 19-year-old, who joins for an undisclosed fee, is the Canaries’ third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Javier Garrido. Speaking on his move to the Barclays Premier League side, Redmond told canaries.co.uk: “I’m very happy. It looks like a fantastic club, I’m just looking forward to getting started now.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

National Beach football trials on today

first_imgTHE Guyana Beach Football Association (GBFA) will this afternoon stage the first ever trials to select a National Beach football squad to begin preparations for the CONCACAF preliminary World Cup qualification,set for Florida early next year.Appointed Head Coach, Abdullah Hamid and his Technical team will select a squad of 20 players from the trials which begin at 15:00 hrs today at the Bay Rock Beach Soccer facility in Wismar.The GBFA has invited 25 players from the inaugural 12-team national league,which was played earlier in the year, to participate in the trials in order to gain selection on the 12-man team that will be travelling to the USA.The players who will be on show today are: Royal Youths – Shane Luckie, Shaquille Fraser, Marvin Sullivan and Tshekedri Whitehead; Silver Bullets – Tony Gilbert, Gishawn Freeman, Kellon Major and Michael Wilson; Cool Runnings – Jermaine Grandson, Keon Sears, Deon Charter, Kennard Simon, Travis Bess and Rodwyn Fraser, KK Warriors – Rayan Scott, Cordel Johnson and Ethan Sparman; Attention Family – Trevorn Archabol, Jamal Haynes and Jahshawn Moore; Hi Stars – Michael Peters and Leonard Peters; Spartaboss – Sheldon Sheppard; Alexander Village – Randolph Wagner and from NC, Deshawn Joseph.The 20-man squad will continue preparation training at the Bay Rock facility every Sunday leading up to the competition to be played next year between January 29th and February 5th.(Ras Wadada)last_img read more

MBB : GET YOUR SHARE: Behind season-high 34 assists, SU cruises to win over Morgan State

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 19, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Rick Jackson could only imagine a night like this.The senior played 119 games in his Syracuse career before SU’s matchup with Morgan State Monday. But this performance by the Orange, he said, had only occurred in fantasy. Syracuse’s near-perfect ball movement and superior finishing ability caught even SU’s star forward by surprise.‘I mean I pictured that in my dreams,’ he said. ‘But I didn’t think that would happen tonight.’Jackson and the Orange treated the 16,031 people in the Carrier Dome to a show of fast break alley-oops, flashy passes and wide-open threes in its 97-55 romp over Morgan State. Jackson and sophomore James Southerland led Syracuse with 18 points — a career high for Southerland — to power the SU attack. And Syracuse registered a season-high 34 assists on its 39 field goals.‘That’s pretty good,’ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘That’s a lot of assists. That’s real good. Everybody looked for each other today; everybody was unselfish moving the ball. … Everybody passes the ball.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhether it was Southerland or Jackson or any of the other SU players putting the ball in the hoop, chances were the bucket came on a dish from a teammate. Twelve Orange players recorded at least one assist. Dion Waiters dished out eight, Brandon Triche dropped seven dimes and Scoop Jardine and Jackson both finished with four.Those four players combined to turn the ball over three times, and SU only turned the ball over 10 times as a team.The Bears hung with the Orange for the first eight minutes of action. But on Syracuse’s first possession after Southerland checked into the game, Jackson caught the ball in the high post and found the sophomore in the corner for an open three.He drained the shot, sparking a 15-2 run that included another three by Southerland and four passes by Triche and Waiters that set up two dunks and a layup by Jackson, and a bucket by Baye Moussa Keita.‘We’re starting to click on offense,’ Waiters said. ‘We know where each other’s cutting when we have the ball. All we have to do is hit the open man, spread out and you get shot ready if he has the ball.’From that point on, SU never trailed by less than 11 points. The Orange finished the first half with 16 assists on 19 field goals and only five turnovers.Morgan State tried to crawl back into the game to open the second half, but Syracuse squashed those hopes with a 7-0 run to put the lead back at 54-36. After that, the Orange tacked on a multitude of exclamation points.Southerland drained a 3 on his first shot of the second half to put him over his previous career high of 10 points. He added to that total on a two-handed dunk after a no-look, underhand bullet pass from Jardine.The sophomore left the game to a standing ovation from the SU crowd.‘I felt like everything went well,’ Southerland said. ‘Rick (Jackson) was doing a good job inside which made the team collapse more and gave me a lot of open shots.’And with all the ball movement and fast break opportunities, nearly everyone had their moment in the spotlight. Jardine was on the receiving end of a fast break feed from Triche — throwing down a left-handed dunk. Brandon Reese came off the bench with more than five minutes left and scored four points. Boeheim emptied his bench with more than two minutes left, giving all the walk-ons some time on the court.For Jackson, the impressive performance turned in by the Orange was no longer a thing of fantasy. On Monday night, it became a dream come true.‘Just for that to happen, that’s a great feeling,’ he said. ‘Just to get everybody out there and have these type of games and everybody have a great game is a great feeling.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from No. 11 Syracuse’s 21-4 win over Binghamton

first_img Published on February 10, 2018 at 3:06 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 11 Syracuse (1-0) scored faster than two minutes into its season opener on Saturday against Binghamton (0-1) and never looked back en route to a 21-4 win. The Orange scored 13-straight goals and held Binghamton scoreless for nearly 27 minutes.Here are three takeaways from Syracuse’s blowout win.Syracuse offense thrives in season openerThe biggest question entering the season was whether Syracuse’s offense could still produce despite the losses of All-Americans Sergio Salcido and Nick Mariano, as well as its quarterback, Jordan Evans. Nearly 60 percent of total points from the starting offense came from those three. But against Binghamton, Syracuse struck not even two minutes in and never looked back.Jamie Trimboli started things off for the Orange, cutting into open space and finishing with ease. That started a run of 13-straight SU goals. By the end of the game, 12 different Syracuse players had scored.Brendan Bomberry led the Orange with five goals of his own, and fellow attackers Stephen Rehfuss and Nate Solomon added three and two, respectively. The Syracuse offense made a statement on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo Ben Williams, no problemDanny Varello spent last year learning under two-time Tewaaraton Nominee Ben Williams, trying to shape himself into a dominant faceoff specialist. And on Saturday, he dominated at the faceoff X.Varello won five-straight faceoffs to start and by half, he and Seth DeLisle had won 15-of-17 faceoffs. Before being subbed out, Varello was 15-of-17 and DeLisle 4-of-6. A season ago, when Binghamton and the Orange played in the Carrier Dome, faceoff specialist Austin Macchi had won 12-of-20 against Williams. On Saturday, he finished 3-of-15. The other Binghamton players finished 2-of-14.After SU scored to take a 17-4 lead, head coach John Desko put in Nick Martin to take faceoffs. He finished 3-of-3 before being replaced with Nate Garlow.Every faceoff specialist Desko opted with found instant success. There seemed to be little-to-no struggles in SU’s first game replacing Williams.Defense impressesFor most of the game, Syracuse’s defense wasn’t needed. Because of the Orange’s success at the faceoff X, Binghamton rarely had offensive opportunities. But when the Bearcats did, BU was often shut down by the Orange.For 27 minutes, the defense held Binghamton scoreless. And by halftime, it had allowed just two goals — both of which started from Syracuse turnovers — on just eight shots. Binghamton got more offensive opportunities as time went on, and found more success, but it was too little, too late.Oftentimes, the defense picked off Binghamton’s passes. The Bearcats tried passing the ball around to find an open look, which rarely came. When it did, Dom Madonna and eventually, backup goalie Drake Porter, were there to make the stop.Madonna allowed just four goals through three quarters before being subbed out. Porter and Willie Klan III finished the game without allowing a goal in the fourth. Commentslast_img read more

Bennett hoping to be in the mix again

first_imgToday’s second stage of the Tour of Oman is the longest of the six day race at 195 kilometres.Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett will be hoping he’s to the fore again as he aims to improve on his 8th place on yesterdays opening stage behind Astana’s Andrea Guardini.24 year old Bennett of the Bora Argon 18 squad is in flying form having taken the biggest victory of his career last week in winning the final stage of the Tour of Qatar. Donegal’s Philip Deignan is also in action at the Tour of Oman as part of Team Sky.last_img read more

Briggs out of Women’s Rugby World Cup with injury

first_img© Womens Rugby Ireland captain Niamh Briggs has been ruled out of the upcoming Womens World Cup with an achilles injury.The former Clonmel RFC player had just recovered from a hamstring injury which forced her to miss the Six NationsShe will be replaced by Louise Galvin ahead of their opening pool game against Australia next Wednesday.last_img

Motorola and ESL partner to host MSPORT NATIONALS tournament

first_imgMotorola of Sweden and ESL Nordic announced their partnership in hosting a $10,000 (£7,655) mobile esports tournament called MSPORT NATIONALS.The tournament will feature Hearthstone, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and Modern Combat 5 and will take place at DreamHack Winter on December 3rd. Four qualifiers will be held on ESL Play, ESL’s online tournament platform, sometime in November.The MSPORT NATIONALS tournament will also be used as platform to show off the new Moto Gamepad, “a device that adds an analog d-pad, joysticks, and face buttons to smartphones for ease of use.”“Smartphones are becoming increasingly powerful, making them eligible even as a gaming platform,” Joakim Liljedahl, Nordic Marketing Manager for Motorola at Lenovo said. “I truly believe that Moto Z2 Force, in combination with Moto Gamepad, makes out the best mobile gaming experience in the world.”Image courtesy of Motorola/ESL Earlier this week, OnePlus partnered with Fnatic and Razer announced the release of their brand new smartphone so it’s a pretty big week for mobile esports. It is fairly strange, however, that ESL would include games such as Power Rangers and Modern Combat but ignore titles like Vainglory and Clash Royale which have arguably considerably bigger fan bases.Esports Insider says: This is significant for the growth of mobile esports for a well-known telecom company such as Motorola to actively get involved in tournament hosting with a company with as large of a foothold in the industry as ESL.last_img read more

Angels to continue minor league stipends through at least July

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros General manager Billy Eppler said on Tuesday that there is some hope that a fall instructional league of sorts will be created to help minor leaguers replace the lost development time.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter The Angels will continue paying their minor leaguers $400 a week through at least July, a source confirmed on Wednesday.The minor league season has officially been canceled, leaving all minor leaguers outside the clubs’ 60-man player pools for major league availability to work out on their own.All teams committed to paying the minor leaguers $400 a week — which is in many cases more than their normal salaries would have been — through May, and then it was up to each team individually to determine what to do for the rest of the season.All 30 teams continued the payments in June, and so far 29 of the 30 have committed to make the payments for July. Only the Arizona Diamondbacks have yet to make a statement on the July payments. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone last_img read more

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defends teams testing players for coronavirus

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ In the pandemic, Silver said NBA players can be viewed as “super spreaders” as young, well-traveled people who interact with large groups and often don’t show signs of symptoms. This has increased the urgency to test them, he said.National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts said she was “disappointed” in the criticism of players and teams as well.“There’s nothing irresponsible – if you’ve got that information (that you’ve been exposed) – about trying to get the tests,” Roberts told ESPN on Wednesday.Even some players haven’t understood the implications of spreading COVID-19. Silver said a PSA that the NBA did with Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, who tested positive but has not reported symptoms, gave some the impression that the virus is not a serious threat.“What I’ve said directly to some of our players, the issue is if you hug grandma, frankly, you could be putting her in jeopardy,” he said. “Again, we’re learning more and more about COVID-19 all the time, but it’s particularly lethal for older people and people with underlying conditions.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img In the midst of a public shortage of testing for the coronavirus, some NBA players have been getting tested.While Commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged Wednesday during an interview with ESPN that he can understand why that’s an unfortunate state of affairs, he offered some perspective – saying that the players in his league could be extraordinarily at risk to spread COVID-19 to more vulnerable people.The NBA has felt the backlash from recent reports that teams are testing their players, typically outsourcing tests to private labs to check for signs of COVID-19. The Lakers were among the latest teams to participate: ESPN reported that the Lakers players who are still in Los Angeles underwent nose swab testing in a drive-thru format – which has upset people (notably New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio) who say testing should not only be available to the wealthy.“It’s unfortunate we’re at this position as a society where it’s triage when it comes to testing,” Silver said. “And so the fundamental issue is obviously there are insufficient tests. I’d only say in the case of the NBA, we’ve been following the recommendations of public health officials.” Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series He acknowledged that the NBA is hopeful it can help kickstart the national economy once a sense of normalcy resumes, and added that players feel special urgency to return to the court, given that time is always against an athlete attempting to extend his career. He couldn’t give a timeline, but he said even if the NBA has to play into the summer, it’s possible basketball could come back.“I’m optimistic by nature,” he said. “I want to believe that we’re going to be able to salvage at least some portions of this season.”KYLE KUZMA FOUNDATION TO HELP SENIORS IN FLINTLakers forward Kyle Kuzma has long been passionate about helping his hometown through a still-unresolved water crisis. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, the 24-year-old is looking to aid the most vulnerable citizens of that community.Kuzma announced Wednesday that his foundation would partner with the YMCA in Flint, Mich., to provide dinner for seniors. Beginning on Monday March 23, the program will feed dinner and a snack for seniors for six weeks – estimated to be more than 550 meals per week.Details on how to give to the foundation will be released by Monday. Silver said eight full NBA teams have been tested. That figure likely does not include the Lakers, who have players who have traveled out of the area. Silver himself has not been tested for COVID-19, he said.That does include the Utah Jazz, who recorded the first positive test a week ago when Rudy Gobert developed mild symptoms. At the time, Oklahoma state health officials directed the Jazz to be tested before they left their locker rooms, a process that took hours. The entire Jazz traveling party and media members who cover the team were tested there.The coronavirus testing since has been largely in more controlled circumstances. The Brooklyn Nets clarified their procedure with a statement Wednesday, saying they were advised by medical experts to test their players due to the “physical closeness” and communal nature of the NBA. They said they sourced testing privately to not impact publicly available tests through the CDC.Silver said he wasn’t surprised by Tuesday’s positive tests for COVID-19, in part because he’s come to acknowledge that the overall lack of tests means that the number of people with the virus is likely much higher than the reported cases.“If you took almost any random group of New Yorkers, that it’d be likely, increasingly likely, that there are gonna be some positive tests,” he said.The Lakers’ decision to test players was likely fast-tracked by the Nets, who were their last opponent on March 10 and still within the incubation window. Some teams have not tested: The Golden State Warriors said they would hold off on testing unless players developed symptoms.The Lakers did not respond Wednesday to requests for comment.Silver went on to modify his position from a week ago when he last appeared on TV, saying that he couldn’t estimate when the NBA might resume. He recognized the use of the word “hiatus” might have been optimistic, given that CDC guidelines have started straying out to months rather than weeks limiting mass gatherings typical of NBA arenas. In the week since he last spoke, the threat of COVID-19 has moved governments to restrict gatherings, travel and other normal routines.Silver said he’s looking at several factors: if the league can restart with or without fans; if the players and staffers can safely return to work to put on games; how the league could put on a smaller exhibition, perhaps for charity, to help heal the national psyche in a country (and world) now without sports. But all of this hinges on public health officials and medical experts giving a seal of approval.Related Articleslast_img read more