Hoffenheim sack manager

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan RB Leipzig get approval for some fans in stadium at season opening match Alfred Schreuder has been sacked as Hoffenheim’s manager with just 18 days of the season remaining.The news was announced on Tuesday morning with Schreuder the first manager to be sacked since the Bundesliga’s restart last month. Hoffenheim executive director Frank Briel said the decision was taken “with a view to the current sporting situation,” and the club said there were disagreements over future development plans.“I knew from the start that the task in Hoffenheim would be a major challenge. The work filled me with great joy. I thank the club for giving me the chance to work in the Bundesliga,” Schreuder said in a statement on the club’s official website.“Unfortunately, we were unable to agree on a common way of how we would like to lead Hoffenheim into the future. I regret this development.“It’s not uncommon in professional life to have different opinions. You then have to be honest with each other and draw the appropriate consequences.”Schreuder leaves Hoffenheim in seventh in the Bundesiga, two points off a Europa League spot, with four games remaining. Under the 47-year-old, the team earned eight points from five games against mostly relegation-threatened opponents since the Bundesliga restarted on May 16 in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.Schreuder rejoined Hoffenheim as coach last year after having previously been assistant coach at the club and at Ajax.The Dutchman had a contract running until the end of the 2021-22 season.Hoffenheim said it will have a team of five coaches overseeing the first team for its remaining four Bundesliga matches of the season, starting with Leipzig at home on Friday, and hasn’t nominated an interim head coach.Tags: BundesligaHoffenheimManager Alfred SchreuderSackinglast_img read more

Solitaire shines in Weld double

first_imgGalway maestro Dermot Weld bagged his first winner of the Festival when True Solitaire skipped four and three-quarters of a length clear in the Claregalwayhotel.ie EBF Maiden. Weld said: “It was a battling performance and being able to hold the rail turning in was the winning of the race. “The other horse would have wanted to get to the rail but Pat gave her (Harasava) a powerful ride and just held the second out at a vital stage. “She’ll got for another handicap now and could step up another two furlongs. “My horses have all run well but the two year old (True Solitaire) was the one to take from today and he has a future.” Sheila Lavery had earlier struck gold with her first runner at the Festival as Romiac (16-1) did the job nicely in the Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap. The 6-4 second favourite jostled for the lead with Spader for a long way in the seven-furlong heat before Pat Smullen went for broke as the field straightened for home. True Solitaire responded positively as the youngster galloped strongly across the line for a facile triumph, with 66-1 runner-up The Moore Factor never a factor. Unicorn (11-8 favourite) was third, whereas Spader wilted out of contention inside the final 200 yards. Weld said: “He’s a good, tough colt. “He ran an excellent race when he was second in Gowran and he’s progressed from there. “He’s a progressive colt and handled the ground well. “He knew his job and handled the track. You usually need a stakes horse to win any of these two-year-old races and he’ll go on to Listed or Group level now. “He has a lot of physical development to do and isn’t yet the finished article, but will get a mile this year. “The Group Three on Champion Stakes day (John Deere Juvenile Turf Stakes at Leopardstown on September 12) is a very suitable race for him next.” Harasava (9-4 favourite) then gave Weld and Smullen a double on the night when the Azamour filly outfought top-weight Torcedor inside the final few strides of the Colm Quinn BMW Handicap. Press Associationlast_img read more

NASA LIVE: First All-Female Spacewalk Underway

first_imgTwo women are outside the International Space Station right now for the first all-female spacewalk.Koch and Jessica Meir will replace faulty batteries and upgrade the space station’s power system.This is Koch’s fourth spacewalk, but it’s Meir’s first. The spacewalk began at 7:30 Eastern Time.The spacewalk is likely to take around five-and-a-half hours.Curb appeal. It’s not often I get to see my house from the outside. This photo I snapped on my spacewalk last Friday captures the habitable modules that I have called home for the last eight months. Pretty lucky to be living inside an engineering marvel. pic.twitter.com/djbnCstXfN— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) October 15, 2019 Two women were scheduled to walk in space earlier in the year but there was only one medium-sized spacesuit on board the ISS that would fit.last_img read more

Cricket News Jasprit Bumrah creates THIS unique record in India’s win vs West Indies

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jasprit Bumrah took a five-wicket haul in Trent Bridge.Bumrah has taken five wickets in Melbourne and Johannesburg.This was India’s biggest win overseas in terms of runs. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team continued their domination of the West Indies team as they comfortably won the first Test at North Sound, Antigua by a massive margin of 318 runs. Ajinkya Rahane was the star with knocks of 81 and 102 and he was well supported by fifties from Virat Kohli (51) and Hanuma Vihari (93) in the second innings. However, the win was set-up brilliantly by Jasprit Bumrah who took 5/7 in eight overs as West Indied were bowled out for 100, their lowest total against India. West Indies were in danger of not even reaching 100 when they were reeling at 50/9 but some big hits from Kemar Roach ensured the Windies reached 100.In the process of his spell of 5/7, Jasprit Bumrah created a special record. Bumrah achieved the most economical five-wicket haul in Tests by an Indian bowler. The previous cheapest five-wicket haul was by left-arm orthodox spinner Venkatapathy Raju when he took 6/12 against Sri Lanka in Chandigarh in 1990. Harbhajan Singh had also taken 5/13 when he ran through the West Indies in Jamaica in 2006. Bumrah also achieved a first for an Asian bowler in Test history. The right-arm pacer took his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests and it has come in four different tours and in his first set of tours. Bumrah took his first five-wicket haul in Johannesburg against South Africa and he followed it up with a five-wicket haul in Trent Bridge, Melbourne and now Antigua. Remarkably, India have won all Tests where Bumrah has taken a five-wicket haul.After missing the first couple of Tests in England, Bumrah took 5/85 in Trent Bridge as India secured their only win in the five-match series which they lost 1-4. In Australia, Bumrah’s haul of 6/33 helped India win in Melbourne for the first time in 37 years as India registered a win in a Test series in Australia for the first time. With his fourth five-wicket haul helping India to a big win, Bumrah has once again shown that he India’s ultimate pacer in overseas condition. Having become the fastest by an Indian to 50 wickets in Tests, the right-arm pcer would be hoping to create more records in the near future and help India become dominant in overseas conditions.RELATED last_img read more

Nadal Eyes Third US Open against Anderson

first_imgNadal has played himself into sparkling form at Flushing Meadows and romped home against Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals as he recovered superbly from losing the first set, dropping just five games in the next three sets.Ahead of his 23rd slam final, Nadal, the US Open champion in 2010 and 2013, said: “For me, what is more important, more than winning Grand Slams, is to be happy. I am happy if I am healthy, and happy if I feel competitive in most of the weeks that I am playing, and that’s what happened this year.“So I am very happy about what happened, very happy to win Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Roland Garros. I am very happy to be in the final here in the US Open.“Of course winning or losing that final is a big change, but I am very happy about all the things that happened to me and I am going to fight to win another title here.”First-time finalist Anderson, was the man to take advantage of the open bottom half of the draw, beating American hope Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals and then 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the last four.After becoming the first South African player to reach a Grand Slam singles final since Kevin Curren made two in the mid-1980s, Anderson, who stands 6ft 8in, said: “It’s a very tough one. He’s a huge player with an unbelievable serve and he plays so well on these kinds of surfaces.“He had some injuries so he’s a big example for the kids and for the rest of the tour, too. He was able to be back and play his best tennis now in his career so I’m happy for him because I’ve known him since we were 12 years old.“It’s great to see him in a final of one of the most important events of the year.“I’m looking forward to the opportunity. I have worked really hard to get here. It’s great I have given myself a spot. I will be very excited come Sunday.”Nadal and Anderson are both 31 – their birthdays separated by less than a month – and they have known each other for nearly 20 years.Their paths since juniors have been very different, of course, Nadal winning his first Grand Slam title as a teenager and looking to add a 16th here.Nadal has won all four of their previous meetings, Anderson managing just a single set, but the Spaniard is wary of his opponent’s aggressive game.He said: “It’s a very tough one. He’s a huge player with an unbelievable serve and he plays so well on these kinds of surfaces.“He had some injuries so he’s a big example for the kids and for the rest of the tour, too. He was able to be back and play his best tennis now in his career so I’m happy for him because I’ve known him since we were 12 years old.“It’s great to see him in a final of one of the most important events of the year.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram World No 1 Rafael Nadal has vowed to “fight to win another title” at the US Open as he prepares to take on surprise package Kevin Anderson in today’s final.The Spaniard is odds-on favourite to beat Anderson and win his first major title away from the French Open since the second of his titles in New York in 2013 and match Roger Federer by claiming two Grand Slams this season.last_img read more

Hehir prepares for final assault on Big East Championship

first_img Published on April 24, 2013 at 11:29 pm Contact Bryan: bwrubin@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Ryan Urie feels that teammate Martin Hehir has a chip on his shoulder heading into the final week of the outdoor regular season.Hehir — who placed fourth in the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships last year before winning the 2012 Big East Cross Country Championships in November — is now facing more pressure and higher expectations in his sophomore season.When the Syracuse track and field team travels to the Big Red Invitational at Cornell this weekend, Hehir will not be competing. He is sitting out because, aside from needed rest, he has his eyes set on something else — a Big East Championship.“I’ve done a lot more training and miles this year, and I definitely think I can do better than fourth,” Hehir said. “I’m running a lot faster timewise, too, than I was last year, so hopefully I can come out with a win.”This past weekend, Hehir was a part of a select group of SU runners who competed at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. The annual race, founded in 1959, is known for its global prominence “where the world’s best athletes compete.” U.S. track and field icon Carl Lewis still holds the meet’s long jump record, set in 1987.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHehir finished 12th in the 5K at the meet, treating the competition-driven race as his final tuneup before the Big East Championships on May 3.“Mt. SAC is a big race with a lot more competition, and you get used to getting beat or learning to hang on,” Hehir said. “I used the race as just another step before Big East, where I know I’ll be able to run with everyone.”The race was Hehir’s second 5K race since the Stanford Invitational on March 30, and warrants a break this weekend.Head coach Chris Fox said his team uses the Big Red Invitational to get a little sharper for the Big East Championships. While it’s important from an emotional standpoint for his runners to be running well going into the Big East, Fox is more concerned with his stars, like Hehir, resting rather than competing after an exhausting final month.“The people that aren’t running are usually veterans who are prepared for the Big East,” Fox said. “Or there is someone like (Hehir) who is sitting because he has run two big races this season and needs to take a bit of a break. Plus, he has a lot of work to do next week.”In Hehir’s two outdoor 5Ks this season, he has finished on average in 13:54.18. When he finished fourth in last year’s Big East Championships, he finished in 14:27.17.The time discrepancy is due to “championship-style racing,” as Hehir describes.“Championship-style racing is totally different,” Hehir said. “You are not trying to run your best time, you are trying to win.”The first half of last year’s men’s Big East 10K race went out slower than the first half of the women’s race.In a race all about place, not time, the men’s competitors usually hold back and wait until the last 5K or mile to kick it into gear. From there, it’s an all-out sprint, a unique spectacle in the season’s seemingly monotonous nature.Last year, Syracuse took second, third and fourth place in the 5K. Finishing ahead of Hehir for SU was Tito Medrano and Pat Dupont.While Hehir was a contributor on the 5K squad last year, this year, he will be relied on to lead the group through the tactical race and win gold.Said Fox: “This year, he is our lead man, so to tell you the truth — and I think he would agree — anything short of a win would be disappointing.” Commentslast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to beat Eastern Michigan handily

first_imgSyracuse rounds out its nonconference schedule when the No. 2 Orange (12-0) hosts Eastern Michigan on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Eagles (7-4) are improved from last season, with three of their four losses coming to teams that have been ranked in the Top 25 this season. On Tuesday, though, they run into an SU squad playing its best basketball of the season. Here’s how beat writers David Wilson, Stephen Bailey and Trevor Hass see it playing out:David Wilson: Syracuse 78, Eastern Michigan 55Shut it downThe Orange has played some tough games lately. This isn’t one of them. SU’s final tune-up before conference play will be just that. C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis have big days. The rest of the freshmen get in early. Even the walk-ons see some action. Bring on the ACC.Stephen Bailey: Syracuse 81, Eastern Michigan 60Ball’d EaglesHis former SU teammates voted Da’Shonte Riley the funniest guy on the team two years back, but he won’t be laughing after this one. The Orange is playing its best basketball of the year and should have no problem disposing of Eastern Michigan and old friend Rob Murphy. Look for a sharp start from Syracuse after it stumbled out of the gate against Villanova, especially if Ennis and Cooney pick up where they left off against the Wildcats.Trevor Hass: Syracuse 79, Eastern Michigan 57Flyin’ by the EaglesSyracuse has beaten Eastern Michigan by identical scores of 84-48 the last two years, but this one won’t be quite as lopsided. The Eagles are on the rise and have hung with Kentucky, Massachusetts and Purdue. Having said that, it still should be a comfortable win for SU. If Ennis keeps dropping dimes and rarely turning the ball over, the Orange is tough to beat. I don’t expect Eastern Michigan to do the honors of handing SU its first loss of the season. It may be New Year’s Eve, but Syracuse doesn’t drop the ball in this one. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on December 31, 2013 at 9:00 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC Price School hosts gubernatorial town hall

first_imgCalifornia gubernatorial candidates John Chiang, John Cox, Antonio Villaraigosa, Travis Allen and Delaine Eastin spoke at Bovard Auditorium in a town hall hosted by USC Price School of Public Policy. Ling Luo | Daily TrojanThe USC Price School of Public Policy and KNBC hosted a debate for California’s gubernatorial candidates at Bovard Auditorium Monday.Republicans Travis Allen and John Cox and Democrats John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa were in attendance. Democrat Gavin Newsom, the current California lieutenant governor and frontrunner in the gubernatorial race, did not participate in the debate.“There is a chance for us tonight to hear directly from the candidates, to learn more about each of them, where they stand on the issues that matter most, and to listen to what their vision is for the future of California,” Price Dean Jack H. Knott said in his opening speech. The candidates’ opening statements made their political stances clear. Chiang, who currently serves as the California State Treasurer, emphasized his commitment to never tolerating sexual abuse or harassment and his passion for fixing the problem of affordable housing. Cox and Allen explained their dedication to lowering taxes and protecting the Second Amendment.“California spends $4.50 for every dollar Texas spends to build a mile of road,” Cox said. “That’s your tax dollars. We collect tons of revenue. [Governor] Jerry Brown raised his budget from $80 billion to $130 billion in his term, and they keep wasting the money.” Eastin, a former superintendent of public instruction in California, spoke of the importance of improving California’s education systems. Villaraigosa, a former Los Angeles mayor, highlighted his plans to increase economic opportunities for all Californians.Throughout the event, the candidates discussed issues such as homelessness, gun violence, education and funding for a high-speed rail connecting Northern and Southern California. KNBC news anchor Coleen Williams, one of the debate moderators, opened the broadcast with a question regarding California’s 24 lawsuits against the White House.“Can the state of California work with the Trump administration?” Williams asked. The conversation quickly became partisan. With two Republicans and three Democrats on stage, candidates were divided on the issue of whether California should continue to be a sanctuary state and not aid U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in implicating undocumented immigrants.“As your next governor of the state of California, I vow my first 100 days in office to reverse the illegal sanctuary state,” Allen said. “California must follow and enforce federal immigration laws.”Eastin, the only female candidate in attendance, refuted Allen’s claim, saying the practice isn’t illegal because of the Tenth Amendment, which protects state’s rights. “It is our right as the State of California to protect and defend our immigrants,” Eastin said. “Let’s never forget that everybody in this room is probably a descendant of an immigrant. [Some of] the most ambitious, entrepreneurial, risk-taking people on the face of this planet happen to be called immigrants.”Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a Price professor and political analyst, asked the candidates how they could get students passionate about politics during a time of deep national divisiveness. “I think we need to bring civics back to our classrooms,” Villaraigosa said. “We need to engage in the social sciences and social studies, study history again, understand that it’s not individuals who make history, it’s movements.”Chiang echoed the sentiment and emphasized his plans to motivate young people.“We have young people who are very passionate about their future, who are stepping up because they recognize that the officials and the adults are building their future,” Chiang said. “I want to encourage all the young people to understand that they can make an extraordinary difference. As governor, I would recruit them to participate in the state’s service corps … I want them to take ownership of their local communities.” According to Knott, more than 25 percent of all registered voters in California reside in Southern California, making the area’s voting population an important one for the race.last_img read more

Haden meets with NCAA to discuss team sanctions

first_imgUSC Athletic Director Pat Haden and Vice President for Athletic Compliance Dave Roberts met with National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert on Wednesday following the NCAA’s announcement that it would reduce sanctions against Penn State.“After learning of the NCAA’s actions on Tuesday regarding Penn State and the lessening of the sanctions that were imposed on that institution, when viewed in the context of the events that have shaken intercollegiate athletics over the past year, we felt compelled to discuss USC’s sanctions in a new light,” Haden said in a statement.The Penn State sanctions, which were instated as a consequence of the scandal surrounding former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, previously capped the university’s 2014 student-athlete scholarships to 65 scholarships. However, the NCAA announced Tuesday that the scholarship cap would be increased to 75 scholarships in 2014, 80 in 2015 and return to the full allotment of 85 scholarships by 2016, according to ESPN.Reflecting on the past · USC athletic director traveled to Indianapolis on Wednesday to meet with the NCAA about USC’s football sanctions. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe meetings focused on enforcement and sanction issues, specifically with regards to how to come up with fair solutions for both USC and the NCAA community.“After candid discussions, the NCAA asked us to provide additional information and indicated it would study our suggestions,” Haden said.USC’s sanctions came as a result of the 2010 Reggie Bush case, and  reduced the total football scholarship limit from 85 scholarships to 75 annual scholarships. Haden noted, however, that football players who were injured or transferred left the Trojans with less than 60 recruited scholarship student-athletes.“I believe the penalties imposed on our football program in 2010 were unprecedented and inconsistent with NCAA precedent in prior cases,” Haden said. “Since the Committee on Infractions issued its sanctions in 2010, USC has been held up as a model and praised for its integrity and commitment to compliance, a fact often mentioned by the NCAA itself.”last_img read more

Syracuse defense successful in test against No. 23 Louisville

first_img Published on September 12, 2015 at 12:12 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ In the waning minutes of the second overtime period, freshman defender Kamal Miller blocked off a Louisville forward and blindly heeled the ball to Liam Callahan.Callahan cleared it to Louisville’s territory, and Miller jogged back to survey the Cardinals’ forwards still around him. Another potential offensive opportunity thwarted by a young Syracuse defender.It was a theme throughout the 110-minute, double overtime match as SU’s inexperienced defense, featuring three first-year starters, allowed the Cardinals one shot between the posts.“It was good to test ourselves against a top ACC opponent,” junior defender Louis Cross said. “We were really solid, especially with Kamal (Miller) and Miles (Robinson) being freshmen in their first ACC game.”The youthful defenders kept pace with a unique, interchanging four-man Louisville attack unit that had accumulated 14 shots on goal in its last two matches combined. Syracuse (3-1-1, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast) neutralized the No. 23 Cardinals (3-1-1, 0-0-1) when it needed to and tied 1-1 at SU Soccer Stadium Friday night in front of 2,237.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor much of the early season it’s been Cross, and two freshmen in Robinson and Miller manning the back line. With only five goals allowed in five games, the trio has made it easy to forget that Syracuse lost its starting defense from last season.“Our guys will be a better team because of tonight,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “I thought we did a good job nullifying a lot of their threats.“Syracuse had to adapt to Louisville’s aggressive, four-man offensive front. Midfielder Liam Callahan started in a left back position Friday night, and said the team’s game plan was to “pinch” him and Robinson on the Cardinals’ outside forwards.The strategy paid dividends minutes after Syracuse opened up an early lead. Louisville midfielder Ben Strong tried to get past Robinson and cut toward the middle of the box, but the ball got caught on the SU defender’s foot as Strong continued forward.The ensuing defensive chance for SU was another Robinson interception and clear by Cross.“We were very aggressive with the defenders,” Cross said. “If the ball was coming to attackers we were straight onto the attackers and we didn’t allow them to turn and run off a goal.”Freshman goalkeeper Austin Aviza didn’t register a save, but demonstratively pointed out defensive gaps as Louisville advanced the ball throughout the game.Aviza’s best save came when laying out to snag a ball that ricocheted off the post and was nearly out of the box entirely. Syracuse was exposed in that moment late in the second half, but capitalized on their freshman’s calculated risk.“The hardest part of being goalkeeper is just organizing the team,” Aviza said. “Games like these you have to stay focused.”In a game punctuated by five yellow cards and overbearing physicality, Syracuse didn’t back down. Cross credited the entire team that contributed on defense, not just the four starters, for remaining compact and composed on the ball.It showed in the game’s most contentious moments, and SU didn’t allow one shot in the final 33 minutes of a tied match.Said Cross: “The defense as a whole, I think we acted like leaders tonight.” Commentslast_img read more