Dyche: No January move for Ings

first_imgBurnley boss Sean Dyche is relaxed about star striker Danny Ings’ future and insists the England Under-21 international will be staying put in January. Ings was the SkyBet Championship player of the year last season and has followed up with some impressive displays in his first Barclays Premier League campaign. He has found the net four times for the Clarets and caught the eye with his clever hold-up play, alerting several top-flight rivals. The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer and with no agreement apparently imminent, Burnley are braced for approaches when the transfer window opens. But Dyche is convinced there is no chance of the club cashing in their prize asset. “(I have) no concerns whatsoever. I’ve been asked that question for the last two years. “The chairmen (Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz) have come out and said he’s going nowhere and I’m happy with that as a manager. “We have open dialogue with him and his agent. “It’s just the reality of the situation. The club have made it quite clear how much they value the players we’ve got and we’re in a good position cash-wise because we haven’t spent a lot of money. “If anything, we’re thinking about add to the squad.” While Dyche’s top priority remains hanging on to Ings and keeping the club safe from relegation, moves are also afoot to improve the infrastructure behind the scenes. Press Association A planning application has been filed with Burnley Borough Council to expand and update the team’s Gawthorpe training ground. If successful three new pitches will be built alongside new first-team and academy training centres and a new indoor training facility. Chief executive Lee Hoos said: “Going forward this is an absolutely critical piece of work for the club. “It’s great to have a nice stadium, but for the players their place of work is the training ground so we need to give them the best opportunities for training and development and that includes enhancing the sports science provisions up there. “The development of the 60m x 40m indoor facility will also help us get the Academy to Category Two, which again helps to take the club forward in attracting young players. “When players go in every day to a facility that is purpose built and with good facilities, I think they feel good about their work. “They know we can probably add something to their career because we can take care of them, then that in turn helps us to attract more players. So all in all this is a vital development that we need to pursue.” Local residents who could be affected by the proposal have been contacted will have the chance to attend a planning meeting in the new year. last_img read more

Officials Plan “Reimagined” South Beach with More Culture, Less Party

first_imgMiami Beach implemented an 8 p.m. curfew last weekend for parts of its entertainment district, in an effort to prevent gatherings that could increase the spread of COVID-19. In the video, the mayor goes on to say, “This is precisely the right time. We cannot continue to kick this can down the road. When we emerge from this pandemic — and we will emerge — we should have a different kind of South Beach. A better one. Just as vibrant and iconic, but also cultural and safe. A South Beach for everyone.” South Beach could soon be getting a makeover, and not in the way you may be thinking.Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber announced Wednesday that he plans to replace the famous entertainment district with an “Art Deco Cultural District,” where alcohol sales would stop at midnight at most places, in order to reduce crime and other issues.“The current entertainment district has become too difficult and costly to police and, equally important, too inconsistent with our brand. And it’s too special and iconic a place to be so badly underperforming,” Gelber said.The mayor talked through his vision during an eight-minute YouTube video in which he noted that the city’s commission plans to further discuss the plans next week.Gelber explained that the entertainment district has become “a victim of its success” and grown to resemble “a beachfront Bourbon Street,” where visitors act in ways they never would at home.With that in mind, Gelber’s proposal calls for alcohol sales to be cut off at midnight.However, certain businesses would be allowed to apply for conditional permission to extend that deadline, if they meet certain requirements.center_img See more details on the mayor’s proposal below:last_img read more

Syracuse overcomes early deficit in 68-51 win against Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After losing back-to-back games by 15 or more points for the first time since the 2017-18 season, Syracuse entered Sunday afternoon looking to revamp its season. The Orange’s opponent, Pittsburgh, hadn’t won since Nov. 30.Despite SU’s superiority on the stat sheet and in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings, it started the game flat — something that’s plagued the Orange this season. At the first media timeout, the Orange were shooting 2-for-10 from the field and trailed by seven. By the end of the first quarter, SU’s deficit was five, and it hadn’t made a 2-point field goal. But in the second frame, Syracuse’s (9-8, 3-3) shot selection and defense improved, propelling a 12-0 run early in the quarter that created a lead it wouldn’t give up. Catapulted by a 27-11 second-quarter rout, the Orange cruised past Pittsburgh (3-14, 0-6), 69-51, on Sunday at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Four different Syracuse players scored in double figures, led by Kiara Lewis with 18 points and Digna Strautmane with 13. Lewis also logged nine assists, well-surpassing her season average of 5.3 per game. Emily Engstler filled the stat sheet with 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists, four blocks and two steals.In the opening quarter, though, SU couldn’t keep up with the Panthers. Pitt shot 8-for-14 (4-6 3PM) and out-rebounded the Orange 12-6. Syracuse made five 3-pointers plus two free throws for its only points of the period. The woeful early-game shooting marked Syracuse’s fourth-straight game shooting 33 percent or worse in the first quarter, well below its overall field goal percentage for the season (.385). AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEverything the Orange did incorrectly in the first quarter — force 3s, play poor perimeter defense, turn the ball over — they righted in the second. SU no longer looked for a shot from behind the arc on the majority of its possessions. Instead, several players got touches in and around the paint, testing a different part of Pittsburgh’s defense. Seven different Syracuse players scored in the quarter and just five of its 18 shots were from deep.Its six turnovers in the first turned to one in the second. The slow perimeter defense that allowed Pittsburgh to sink two-thirds of its 3s in the first adjusted to an 0-for-5 clip in the second. Because SU worked the ball inside, 3-point shooters suddenly had more space. Strautmane and Taleah Washington each drilled 3s to help push the Orange to an 11-point halftime lead.Syracuse continued to extend its advantage in the second half while frustrating the Panthers defensively. Pittsburgh committed 11 turnovers and shot 5-for-28 in the second half as the Orange’s steady offense was enough to secure its first victory in three tries. Pittsburgh’s 26 turnovers total were the most of any SU opponent this season.SU recorded a season-high 12 steals, including six from Kiara Lewis, along with eight blocks — its second-highest tally of the season.The Orange return to the Carrier Dome this Thursday to face Duke at 8 p.m. Comments Published on January 19, 2020 at 2:32 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edulast_img read more

Randy Orton: Instances when The Viper surprised his opponents with RKO

first_img FOLLOW US 1 year ago John Cena has a special message for the WWE family ahead of Summerslam 2019. Here’s what he said WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago WWE RAW: Rey Mysterio vs Gran Metalik Match Overview LIVE TV Randy Orton, also known as the ‘Viper’ and the ‘Apex Predator’; is renowned for his ground-breaking finisher the ‘RKO’. Son of the WWE Hall of Famer, ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton, nephew of Barry ‘Barry O’ Orton, and grandson of WWE legend, late ‘The Big O’, Bob Orton senior; Randy Orton is a third-generation wrestling superstar. Orton was not even 5 years old when he watched his father knock out ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff in the main event at the inaugural Wrestlemania. Here are some instances when Randy Orton surprised his opponents.Orton lands an RKO on Rusev(Smackdown Live, August 15, 2017)The ‘Bulgarian Brute’, Alexander Rusev and the ‘Viper’, Randy Orton were scheduled to clash at Summerslam 2017, but long before their clash, an RKO was delivered on Rusev. On August 15, 2017, Rusev and Chad Gable were fighting outside the ring; when the referee signalled a tie as both the superstars were outside the ring after the 10 count. Rusev was furious and was about to begin his post-match promotions. Even before Rusev could utter a single word, he received the best of Randy Orton in the form of an RKO, Orton caught Rusev by surprise and performed his finisher on the ‘Bulgarian Brute’.Orton delivers an RKO and wins the Money in the Bank Ladder Match(Money in the Bank, July 13, 2014)This was a breath-taking clash between Randy Orton, Rob Van Dam, Christian, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk and Sheamus for a WWE championship title contract. While CM Punk was making his attempt to retrieve the Money in the Bank suitcase, Mr. Paul Heyman, made repetitive hits on CM Punk with a ladder. While Rob Van Dam was on the ladder making an attempt to grab the suitcase; the ‘Apex Predator’ shook his ladder and delivered an RKO on Rob Van Dam mid-air.Orton delivers an RKO on Big E mid-match(Monday Night Raw, August 19, 2019)During a tag team match-up between the ‘New Day’ and the ‘Revival’; ‘New Day’ was in complete control of the match. With Big E, the ‘Powerhouse’ of ‘New Day’ inside the Ring, the ‘Revival’ was in big trouble. Big E was gaining momentum to perform a top rope manoeuvre on Dash Wilder. Just when Big E began the pre-move sprint, the ‘Viper’ Randy Orton came into the ring from the barricades and performed an RKO on Big E, disrupting the flow of the match and saving his newly formed allies the ‘Revival’.Orton surprises Jinder Mahal(Smackdown Live, June 13, 2017)There have been countless instances when the Apex Predator out of nowhere has managed to surprise his opponents. Randy did this during an ongoing promotion of Jinder Mahal. On June 13, 2017; while Jinder Mahal was busy taunting the ‘Viper’, Randy played his entrance track and created a distraction. He came into the ring from the back and delivered his deadly ‘RKO’ on Jinder Mahal.Orton invades Raw to attack Brock Lesnar(Monday Night Raw, August 1, 2016)Mr Paul Heyman, and the ‘Beast’, Brock Lesnar, were taunting Randy Orton inside the ring on Monday Night Raw. The ‘Beast’ and the ‘Viper’ were set to face each other at the Summerslam 2016, later that year. While Paul Heyman was busy boasting about his client to the audience, Randy Orton saw an opportunity. When Paul Heyman was talking about how the ‘Viper’ would not be able to deliver an RKO on the ‘Beast’ at the Summerslam 2016, Randy Orton came into the ring and delivered his deadly signature move the ‘RKO’ on Brock Lesnar to everyone’s surprise.That’s what you get with Randy Orton: Safety is never guaranteed, alliances are made to be broken and destruction can come from out of nowhere. The ‘Apex Predator’ known for his deadly signature move RKO, is a 12-time World Champion and a two-time Royal Rumble Winner. Friend and foe alike have felt the sting of his RKO and well into his second decade as a WWE Superstar, there’s no telling what comes next. For more information on the ‘Viper’ Randy Orton, and the WWE Universe, stay tuned to this space. Last Updated: 23rd September, 2019 19:45 IST Randy Orton: Instances When The Viper Surprised His Opponents With RKO Randy Orton, the Apex Predator, surprises his opponents with an RKO out of nowhere. Take a look at which superstars fell prey to the ‘Viper’s’ deadly sting WATCH US LIVE First Published: 23rd September, 2019 19:45 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Gunjan Shah Written By 1 year ago Batista snubbed: WWE leaves him out of Smackdown tribute video 1 year ago CM Punk recalls John Cena rivalry, says ‘enjoyed working with him’ COMMENT 1 year ago Ric Flair-less, loses followers after crossing Becky Lynch’s pathlast_img read more

Selby claims back-to-back World Snooker titles

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Mark Selby has won his second World Snooker Championships title in a row.He beat John Higgins by 18-frames-to-15 in the final at the Crucible in Sheffield last night.Selby’s just the fourth player to successfully defend the trophy in the modern era. It’s his third world title overall but Selby’s admited he didn’t think he’d be able to recover from trailing 10-4 at one stage on Sunday.last_img

Clippers score just enough to claim victory over Portland

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 26 points in his return, adding 12 rebounds and six assists in the team’s third straight win this season over the Trail Blazers.A late Clipper turnover gave Portland a chance to tie the game with 9.5 seconds left, but the Clippers intentionally fouled. The Trail Blazers fouled J.J. Redick before the inbounds, though, giving them a free throw and possession. Redick was fouled on the next play, and he hit all three free throws.Damian Lillard hit a last-second 3-point shot to make it a one possession game.Redick scored 19 — including four straight from the free-throw line on one possession earlier in the quarter. Redick was fouled on a 3-point shot in front of the bench, and Trail Blazer coach Terry Stotts earned another “T” for his last name.The Clippers took the lead on the possession and never trailed again. LOS ANGELES >> Chris Paul had just turned the ball over, and Portland’s Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner sprinted down the floor for a 2-on-1 break.Crabbe went to the basket and Paul contested, creating just enough of a distraction to force a miss. The ball fell into Evan Turner’s hands for an easy putback. No other Clipper crossed half court to challenge.On a night where 241 of them were scored, the Clippers were lucky those two points didn’t cost them.Paul, one game removed from a historic performance, turned in a massively gutsy one, scoring 21 points to go with 14 assists and five rebounds, in the Clippers’ 121-120 victory.center_img The Clippers and Griffin had their issues with the officials too, with the Clipper big man looking for calls after consecutive unsuccessful trips into the paint in the second quarter.After scoring just before the end of the first half, Griffin looked for an official to plead his case to before motioning “forget about it” with his hands and walking off the court. But, the frustrated looks, they didn’t end there.Griffin might’ve had a point — he attempted just three free throws while shooting 25 times. He also was called for a foul on a play that ended with him getting a bloodied upper lip.Portland, on the end of a five-game road trip where it lost its last three games, found ways to out-hustle the Clippers to keep the game close while the Clipper offense hummed.Mason Plumlee blocked five shots and altered a handful more. Portland’s back-up bigs Noah Vonleh and Ed Davis kept multiple possessions alive with offensive rebounds, and the Trail Blazers scrapped for loose balls — and got them — when it seemed like the Clippers had gotten a stop.The game devolved late, with both teams seemingly losing their cool.Paul was charged with a flagrant foul and DeAndre Jordan and Evan Turner were ejected in the final 12 seconds after the two shoved and pointed fingers at one another in a bit of skirmish.The final minutes of the game lasted an eternity, with the Clippers finally holding on.The team now heads east for a three-game road trip beginning in Orlando on Wednesday.last_img read more

MLB hot stove: Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos prefers to be traded before spring training, agent says

first_img MLB hot stove: Rangers sign Asdrubal Cabrera to 1-year deal The market is getting tighter, but Castellanos is still expected to be traded, at the latest, by the July 31 non-waiver deadline. The Dodgers, Astros, Mets, Phillies, Braves and Indians have all expressed interest in Castellanos in recent months according to the report from the Detroit Free Press, which cites unidentified league sources.Los Angeles reportedly signed A.J. Pollock on Thursday, the Astros locked up Michael Brantley to a two-year deal and the Braves brought back Nick Markakis this week. Related News MLB hot stove: Is this the ‘mystery team’ in on Manny Machado?center_img Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos wants to be with a new team soon.“He wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects,” Castellanos’ agent, David Meter, said Tuesday, via the Detroit Free Press. “That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into spring training.” Detroit is reportedly looking for one high-level prospect in the deal.Castellanos, 26, is coming off one of his best years as he hit .298 with 23 home runs and 89 RBIs. He has averaged 22 homers and 83 RBIs over his last three seasons.If he is not traded, the Tigers can give him a qualifying offer after the year that would force a team to give up a draft pick to sign him in free agency if he declines to accept it.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Sue Bird blasts President Trump for comments against girlfriend Megan Rapinoe

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: How ‘free spirit’ Megan Rapinoe started on the road to greatness USA vs. England: How key players Megan Rapinoe and Lucy Bronze match up WNBA star Sue Bird has been rather quiet throughout the Women’s World Cup as she’s supported girlfriend Megan Rapinoe, but that all changed Tuesday when she wrote a lengthy letter in The Players’ Tribune titled: “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend.”Rapinoe has been in the spotlight after President Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant, calling out the U.S. women’s national team star for saying she won’t visit the White House and for refusing to sing during the national anthem. “I’ll answer The Question. The one that’s probably most on your mind. And by that I mean: What’s it like to have the literal President of the literal United States (of literal America) go Full Adolescent Boy on your girlfriend? Hmm. Well… it’s WEIRD. And I’d say I actually had a pretty standard reaction to it: which was to freak out a little. “That’s one thing that you kind of have to know about me and Megan: our politics are similar — after we won the WNBA title in Seattle last season, no way were we going to the (f*cking) White House! — but our dispositions are not. And as we’ve been talking through a lot of this “stuff,” as it’s been happening to her, you know, I’ll be honest here….. some of it scares the sh*t out of me!!”I mean, some of it is kind of funny….. but like in a REALLY? REALLY? THIS GUY??? kind of way. Like, dude — there’s nothing better demanding your attention?? It would be ridiculous to the point of laughter, if it wasn’t so gross. (And if his legislations and policies weren’t ruining the lives of so many innocent people.) And then what’s legitimately scary, I guess, is like….. how it’s not just his tweets. Because now suddenly you’ve got all these MAGA peeps getting hostile in your mentions. And you’ve got all these crazy blogs writing terrible things about this person you care so much about. And now they’re doing takedowns of Megan on Fox News, and who knows whatever else. It’s like an out-of-body experience, really — that’s how I’d describe it. That’s how it was for me.”Bird went on to explain that Rapinoe hasn’t been affected by the negative media attention. Instead, Rapinoe’s focused on winning another World Cup title for the U.S. and she’ll use the backlash as motivation to fight for other people. “You just cannot shake that girl. She’s going to do her thing, at her own d— speed, to her own d— rhythm, and she’s going to apologize to exactly NO ONE for it. So when all the Trump business started to go down last week, I mean — the fact that Megan just seemed completely unfazed? It’s strange to say, but that was probably the only normal thing about it. “And I think Megan’s sensitivity is what drives her to fight for others. I think it’s what drove her to take a knee. The Megan you’re seeing now? It’s the stronger version of the one who knelt in the first place. All the threats, all the criticism, all the fallout — coming out on the other side of that is what makes her seem so unfazed by the assholes of the world now.  Women’s World Cup 2019: England can remove USA’s aura of invincibility with win Trump wrote, in part: “Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team.”Bird weighed in on the whole situation Tuesday ahead of USA’s semifinal game against England. She defended Rapinoe and blasted Trump in the processes. Bird wrote, in part:  Related News “I think in trying to help others, Megan has cemented who she is.”Rapinoe has carried the U.S. throughout the tournament as she became the first player to score four straight goals for the U.S. at a Women’s World Cup after scoring two against France. She also netted the team’s only two goals against Spain.🤫 pic.twitter.com/EzIY93gXR6— Sue Bird (@S10Bird) June 28, 2019The U.S.-England match kicks off at 3 p.m. ET (Fox) at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, France.last_img read more

All matches of the 24th round of BiH Premier League to play on Wednesday

first_imgThis Wednesday, 24 April, all matches of the 24th round of BiH Premier League will be played. All matches will be played from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.First match to be played is between GOŠK and Leotar at 2 p.m., and at 4 p.m. Radnik and Zrinjski will play in Bijeljina, and at 7 p.m. all other matches will be played.Velež will play against Široki Brijeg, Sarajevo against Travnik and Olimpic against Borac.Gradina will host Zvijezda, Rudar will host Željezničar and Čelik will host Slavija.(D.J.)last_img read more

Kylian Mbappe wins best young player prize at Ballon d’Or ceremony

first_imgIn doing so he became just the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Brazilian great Pele, who achieved the feat in 1958.A French champion last season with PSG following a 180 million-euro ($204m) move from Monaco, Mbappe is the top scorer in Ligue 1 this season with 12 goals in 10 appearances.He has scored 32 goals in 56 games for club and country in the calendar year.Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Kylian Mbappe was named winner of the Kopa Trophy for young player of the year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday.The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who does not turn 20 until later this month, starred as France won the World Cup and also won the best young player award in Russia.The new award — named after French former Ballon d’Or winner Raymond Kopa — was voted for by 33 living former winners of the main Ballon d’Or prize. Mbappe was also among the 30 nominees to win that award.Mbappe — who was accompanied at the ceremony by his father and his younger brother Ethan — scored four goals at the World Cup, including one in the final as France beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.last_img read more