Szczesny father berates Wenger

first_img Press Association Szczesny was axed for the Champions League game against Bayern Munich last week, with Wenger claiming the 22-year-old had been “mentally affected” by the number of games played. The Poland international was then put on the bench for the Barclays Premier League win at Swansea, where Lukasz Fabianski kept a second consecutive clean sheet. Szczesny has joined up with the Poland squad ahead of their World Cup Group H qualifiers against Ukraine and San Marino, but Southampton keeper Artur Boruc is expected to be first choice. Maciej Szczesny – who won seven caps for Poland and helped Legia Warsaw reach the quarter-finals of the 1995-96 Champions League – said: “Wenger already started to look for the scapegoat.” In an interview with Poland’s leading sport daily paper Przeglad Sportowy, Szczesny added: “It is not the way the boss should behave. “Wojciech has had two serious injuries. He played with one in April and May (last year). He shouldn’t have agreed to play that time, but the coach insisted. “Wojciech did not train the whole week and then a warm up on Friday and played the match on Saturday. He was naturally more susceptible to minor injuries and his form was going down. “Wenger was playing with the young man’s good health and Wojciech agreed foolishly. “In my opinion Mr Wenger messed up a lot in April and May. I don’t blame the young man who went along with his coach, his current lack of form is a result of those two months. “Then in August there was a foot (ankle) injury after which he played almost instantly. “After seven weeks out Wojciech trained for just seven days and played the match. How on earth can he be on his highest form?” center_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger must take some responsibility for the drop in form of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny – according to the player’s father, himself a former Poland international.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Bangladesh vs Afghanistan highlights: Bangladesh win by 62 runs

first_imgNew Delhi: The match number 31 of the ICC World Cup 2019 will feature Bangladesh and Afghanistan locking horns with each other at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Both the Asian nations have fought well against some of the big teams in the game.On one hand, Afghanistan in their last game lost to Team India but gave a tough fight with bat as well as with ball. But, it was Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, who took away the game from them.On the other hand, Bangladesh is also high on hopes as their all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been delivering quite well both ball and ball as of now. So, for complete match coverage, stay tuned with News Nation (LIVE SCORECARD)LIVE updates:22:42 hrs IST: Bangladesh win by 62 runs 22:35 hrs IST: Second wicket for Mustafizur Rahman, picks Dawlat Zadran on DUCK 22:32 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan completes his 10 overs spell (5-29), After 45 overs, AFG 194/822:25 hrs IST: Mustafizur scalps Rashid Khan’s wicket at 2, Afghanistan are eight down now 22:20 hrs IST: STUMPED! Najibullah Zadran by Shakib Al Hasan  22:12 hrs IST: With the end of 42 overs, AFG are 184/6 22:10 hrs IST: SIX! by Shinwari22:05 hrs IST: Powerplay 2 ends, Afghanistan 166/6 after 40 overs 21:58 hrs IST: After 39 overs, AFG 160/6 with Shinwari and Najibullah at crease21:45 hrs IST: RUN OUT! Ikram Ali Khil gets run out at 11.21:35 hrs IST: With the end of 35th over, Afghanistan’s score is 132/521:30 hrs IST: After 33 overs, Afghanistan are 119/521:25 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan picks his third wicket21:12 hrs IST: Mohammed Nabi also becomes Shakib’s hunt21:10 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan scalps Gulabdin Naib’s wicket. 21:05 hrs IST: (MAIDEN OVER) by Shakib Al Hasan, AFG 101/2 after 24 hrs21:00 hrs IST:Afghanistan crosses 100-runs mark,  20:55 hrs IST: Half way to the innings completes, Afghanistan are 100/2 after 25 overs 20:45 hrs IST: Six runs in the over, Afghanistan are 87/2 after 23 overs20:35 hrs IST: Hashmatullah becomes Mosaddek’s bate, Afghanistan lose its second. 20:30 hrs IST: After 17 overs, Afghanistan are 65/120:18 hrs IST: Boundary on the last ball, AFG 58/1 after 15 overs20:15 hrs IST: Only 3 runs off the over, Afghanistan 54/1 after 14 overs with Gulbadin and Hashmatullah at crease 20:10 hrs IST: With the end of 12th over, Afghanistan are 50/1  20:00 hrs IST: Rahmat Shah departs at 2419:50 hrs IST: After 7 overs, AFG are 31/0 with Gulbadin and Rahmat at crease19:30 hrs IST: Afghan skipper Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah comes out to bat18:50 hrs IST: BOWLED! Mosaddek departs on the last ball of Bangladesh’s innings, Afghanistan needs 263 runs to win in 50 overs18:45 hrs IST: 8 runs and a wicket from the over, BAN are 254/6 after 49 overs18:40 hrs IST: OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim mises century and gives a simple catch to Mohammed Nabi, 18:30 hrs IST: FOUR! by Mosaddek to Dawlat18:25 hrs IST: After 45 overs, Bangladesh are 220/5 with Mushfiqur (75) and Mosaddek (4) out in the middle 18:15 hrs IST: Afghanitan skipper Gulbadin Naib picks his first wicket in Mahmudullah 18:10 hrs IST: 7 runs off the over, BAN are 200/4 after 41 overs with Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah at crease18:05 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 193/4 after 40 overs18:00 hrs IST: After the end of 39th over, BAN are 186/4 17:52 hrs IST: SIX! by Mushfiqur Rahim to Dawlat, first boundary in 12 overs17:50 hrs IST: Another good over by Rashid Khan, Bangladesh are 163/4 after 36 overs17:40 hrs IST: Just 4 runs in the 35th over, Bangladesh are 161/4 with Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur at crease17:35 hrs IST: It has been 58 balls since last boundary17:30 hrs IST: With the end of 33rd over, Bangladesh are 153/4 17:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Soumya Sarkar departs at 3, Bangladesh lose another one 17:15 hrs IST: After 30 overs, Bangladesh are 143/3 with Rahim and Sarkar out in the middle 17:10 hrs IST: Mujeeb Al Hasan removes Shakib Al Hasan at 51, Bangladesh lose its third 17:02 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan completes his 45th fifty, 3rd in this World Cup17:00 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER by skipper Gulbadin Naib16:55 hrs IST: Its now 50-run partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushbfiqur Rahim 16:42 hrs IST: Bangladesh’s innings are half way through, BAN are 132/2 after 25 overs16:35 hrs IST: With the end of 21st over, BAN are 103/2 with Shakib and Rahim out in the middle16:22 hrs IST: 19 overs end, Bangladesh are 89/2 with Shakib (29) and Rahim (2) at crease16:18 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan gets another live, he is safe after DRS16:16 hrs IST: Mohammed Nabi removes Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh lose its second wicket16:15 hrs IST: FOUR! by Tamim Iqbal to Mohammed Nabi16:12 hrs IST: After 16 overs, Bangladesh are 76/116:10 hrs IST: Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan rebuild Bangladesh’s innings after an early blow in Liton Das15:55 hrs IST: 7 runs in the 12th over, BAN 56/1 after 12 overs15:45 hrs IST: With 4.2 run rate, Bangladesh are 42/1 after 10 overs, PowerPlay 1 also ends15:40 hrs IST: Bangladesh batsmen add three more runs to the total, its 34/1 after 8 overs15:35 hrs IST: Just 3 runs off the over, BAN are 28/1 after 6 overs15:32 hrs IST: After 5 overs, Bangladesh are 25/1 15:26 hrs IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman scalps Liton Das at 1615:25 hrs IST: With the end of 4th over, BAN are 23/0 with Tamim and Liton out in the middle15:20 hrs IST: Five runs off the over, BAN 13/0 after 2 overs15:18 hrs IST: First boundary for Bangladesh by Liton Das15:15 hrs IST: After 1 over, Bangladesh are 8/0 with Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das at crease15:12 hrs IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowls the first over for Afghanistan15:00 hrs IST: Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur RahmanAfghanistan (Playing XI): Gulbadin Naib(c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman14:42 hrs IST: Afghanistan opt to bowl first against Bangladesh14:32 hrs IST: Toss has been delayed by 10 minutesLiton Das departs early  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Day helps Syracuse pull away late to fend off Duquesne, 90-84, on road

first_imgBriana Day knocked down two free throws with four and a half minutes left. A minute later, she scored a layup. Thirty seconds after that, Day grabbed her own offensive rebound and finished again.Syracuse and Duquesne were tied with less than five minutes left, but the Orange exploded with a 12-3 run to secure a victory and Day scored six of the points.“I thought we had some spurts in the game when we had to get some big stops and some second-chance opportunities,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said, “and (Day) did a very good job of sparking us and getting us some opportunities.”No. 23 SU (3-0) overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to beat the Dukes (0-2), 90-84, on Wednesday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh. Syracuse never led until the final seconds of the first half. In the second half, the lead changed seven times before the Orange pulled away in the final five minutes, and Day played an instrumental role with career-highs of 22 points and 19 rebounds.On the decisive 12-3 run, Syracuse’s full-court press worked as planned by making it difficult for the Dukes to get into a rhythm on offense. SU then pushed the ball with a fast tempo and scored often. Eight of the 12 points came on free throws because Syracuse was attacking the hoop, and the other four points came on layups.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think it shows how gutsy our kids are when they really compete and play hard,” Hillsman said.SU’s run happened so fast that three minutes after being tied, point guard Cornelia Fondren was already trying to dribble out the clock before the Dukes started intentionally fouling. In the first half, Duquesne outrebounded SU 25-15. But down the stretch, Day dominated in the paint and the rebounding battle ended in a 44-44 tie.Following last season, teammates said that Day was the most improved player on the team. Against Duquesne, she proved it. And while Day stole the show in the final minutes, Diamond Henderson hit big shots throughout the second half, too. Henderson scored 22 points off the bench and showed why Hillsman was so excited in the preseason to see what she could do after transferring from Tennessee Tech.Though it’s only the second game of the season, Hillsman said winning a game like this is a good experience.“It’s good to have a game where you’re down pretty big in the first half and you have to come back, take the lead and then you have to kind of go back and forth and pull out a win,” Hillsman said. “I think this is valuable for our kids.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm Contact Paul: | @pschwedslast_img read more

Syracuse men’s soccer struggles with low corner kick conversion rate

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 2, 2016 at 12:46 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman One of Syracuse’s premier strengths has been its Achilles Heel as of late, and it has kept the Orange off the scoreboard and outside the upper tier of the national landscape.SU generates the second-most corner kicks in the conference (105), only six behind North Carolina’s 111. The Orange’s knack for creating opportunities from the corner flag is one of its best assets, but its recent inability to capitalize on them has hindered the offense.The fifth-seeded Orange (10-3-3, 3-2-3) will likely produce more than its average of 6.6 corner kicks per game against 12th-seeded Pittsburgh (2-12-3, 0-6-2 Atlantic Coast) in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday. Syracuse is without its best header of the ball in Miles Robinson, though, because he’s serving a one-game suspension for receiving a red card last week.Whether Syracuse can convert on its presumed bevy of chances from the corner may determine whether the it has to sweat out a game that it should win with ease.“Obviously it’s been a little bit of a while since we scored on corner kicks,” said left-footed senior Liam Callahan, who takes the in-swinging corner kicks from the right side. “I think it’s been a little more difficult just because teams expect us, that they’re looking for us to score on corner kicks … because we’re so dangerous on them.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn four of Syracuse’s first six games of the season, SU scored off a corner kick. Johannes Pieles headed home an overtime game-winner off an Oyvind Alseth corner against Loyola Marymount, Robinson got on the end off an Alseth corner in a 3-2 win over St. John’s, Alseth scored directly off a corner in a 2-0 victory over North Carolina State and Pieles slotted home a Callahan corner kick in a 1-0 win against Hofstra.The most potent area to send in a corner kick is at the near post, Callahan said. There, typically only one defender stands against the inside of the post and the cluster of players is more toward the middle of the goal. When Callahan or Alseth whips the ball in with a low trajectory to the near post, center defender Louis Cross makes a crossing run toward the ball.“When you get that flick on, it’s really unpredictable whether it’s going to go in the net or in the box and scramble around,” Callahan said.But as of late, Syracuse hasn’t manufactured any threat on corner kicks, let alone the spot where it’s most dangerous. In the last seven games, since a 2-1 loss to Notre Dame, the Orange has taken 43 corner kicks and scored only once. That’s compared to five goals on corner kicks in the first nine games of the season.To remedy the problem, Callahan and Alseth both stressed the need for an improved service into the box. Neither aims for a specific player, though Robinson normally finds the ball on his own.“The quality hasn’t been as good as we would have hoped,” Alseth said. “We need to step that up, especially at this part of the season where most games come down to just a goal, a set piece could be the difference.”In total, Syracuse has scored on 4.9 percent of its corner kicks. And since the Fighting Irish ended Syracuse’s unbeaten start on Sept. 23, the Orange is far from its head coach’s desired output from the bulk of corner kicks his team generates.“If we score one corner a game, we’ve done pretty well,” Ian McIntyre said. “It will be an important part of us down the stretch.” Commentslast_img read more

GVC completes Turkish offload as 2018 judgement looms

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Updating the market, FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed the complete disposal of Turkish business unit ‘Headlong Limited’ to Malta-based technology firm Ropso ltd.Last November, GVC governance announced that it would sell its Turkish enterprise and associated assets to Ropso for a total consideration of €150 million.Announcing the sale of Headlong, GVC leadership stated that the firm would concentrate its future growth within regulated markets.At present, GVC governance is chasing an ambitious £3.9 billion takeover of FTSE rival Ladbrokes Coral Plc.As the deal leader, GVC has tabled a combined cash & shares offer of value range 160.9p – 203.8p per share ‘dependent on the outcome of the UK triennial industry review’.City analysts are eagerly awaiting the final judgement of the long-awaited DCMS industry review on FOBTs machine wagering levels and industry advertising standards. The review which will have significant consequences for all UK gambling stakeholders is currently under a 12-week consultation period, announced by DCMS on 30 October.Presenting its initial merger tie-up with Ladbrokes Coral, GVC governance states that it seeks to create the outright FTSE leading enterprise for gambling.To date, deal stakeholders have not disclosed any potential structural arrangements between GVC-Ladbrokes-Coral, however, in its market proposal, GVC governance stated the enlarged business could potentially be bigger than UK highstreet retailer M&S’.last_img read more

Wellington-Augusta wrestling match will have live twitter

first_imgSumner Newscow will have a live twitter feed tonight at the Wellington-Augusta wrestling match starting at 6 p.m. Just log onto and follow “Cueballnewscow.” To get a twitter account just log in and get a password. If the wrestling match is over in a timely enough manner, we’ll drive down to Mulvane and give you updates of the Wellington-Garden Plain girls game later.last_img

Mater Dei Prep Graduates 76

first_imgMater Dei Prep in Middletown graduated 76 seniors on June 4. The commencement took place at Mary Mother of God Church in Middletown. The valedictorian was Taralynn Zecchio and the salutatorian was Gabriella Rosko. An alumnus of Mater Dei, Joseph Oxley, was the guest speaker at graduation. Above, new graduates, from left, Alexis Travers, Glenn Slocum, Erin Shaw and Michael Farrell celebrate their commencement.last_img

Owls add 19 recruits on National Signing Day

first_imgZietek played overseas in Germany and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Zietek verbally committed to Temple June 16 and is the fourth Owls’ offensive lineman from out of the country.  Kobe Wilson: Trask attended Evans High School in Evans, Georgia and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Trask verbally committed to Temple on July 4. Clary attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, NJ and is rated as a two-star recruit by 247sports. Clary verbally committed to Temple on Feb. 23 and was recruited by Brown.  Defensive Back:  Defensive End:  D.J. Woodbury:  Hawkins attended The Haverford School in Havertown, PA and is listed as a two-star recruit, according to Rivals. Hawkins verbally committed to Temple on Dec. 15 and recorded two interceptions this season.  Defensive Tackle:  Blair is a three-star recruit according to 247sports and attended Haverford High School in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Blair verbally committed to Temple on Dec. 13. He recorded 26 carries for 258 yards against Upper Darby High School on Nov. 28, according to MaxPreps.  Muheem McCargo:  Linebacker: Nick Bagashvili:  Woodbury attended Burlington City High School in Burlington, NJ and is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals. Woodbury verbally committed to Temple on June 25 and was recruited by Brown. Matthew Duncan:  Chevez Trask:  Offensive Line:  Here is a breakdown by position of the players who committed to Temple.  Miles Zietek:  Garrett Williams:  Odom attended Kingsway High School in Swedesboro, NJ and is listed as a two-star recruit by 247sports. Odom verbally committed to the Owls on April 6 and was also recruited by Brown University.  Ware is transferring from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Starkville, MS and is listed as a zero-star recruit by 247sports. Ware plays safety and was recruited by safeties coach Melvin Rice. Ware verbally committed to Temple on Dec. 12.  Morris attended Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Morris verbally committed to Temple on June 10 and was recruited by Rice.  Athlete:  Bryce Thoman: center_img Davis attended Geneva High School in Geneva, Ohio and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Davis verbally committed to Temple on June 27 and was also recruited by Tripodi.  Zae Baines:  Bagashvili attended Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Bagashvili verbally committed to Temple on Dec. 17 over Rutgers.  Jalen Ware:  Quarterback:  Daiyaan Hawkins:  James Della Pesca:  McCargo attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey and is listed as a three-star recruit by 247sports. McCargo verbally committed to Temple on Aug. 1 and was recruited by former coach Fran Brown who joined Rutgers University’s staff on Dec. 7.  Temple University football announced its 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday. The team will welcome 19 new players to the program this upcoming season. This is coach Rod Carey’s first recruiting class since joining the Owls.  Williams attended King’s Fork High School in Suffolk, VA and is listed as a two-star recruit, according to 247sports. Williams verbally committed to Temple on Aug. 3 and played safety.  Darian Varner:  Wilson attended Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA and is ranked as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Wilson received an offer from the University of Georgia and originally committed to Memphis but decided to sign with Temple on Dec. 18.  Thoman attended Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Thoman verbally committed to Temple on June 29 and was recruited by offensive line coach Joe Tripodi and quarterbacks coach Craig Harmon.  Sam Davis:  Alex Odom:  Della Pesca attended Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, NJ and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Della Pesca verbally committed to Temple on May 30 and also played tight end.  Baines attended North Cross School in Roanoke, VA and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Baines verbally committed to Temple on Sept. 8 and was recruited by wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Thad Ward.  Duncan attended Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville, South Carolina and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Duncan verbally committed to Temple on April 17 and recorded 1,172 passing yards and four touchdowns in his senior season.  Wide Receiver:  Dyshier Clary:  Trey Blair:  Demerick Morris:  Varner attended Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Varner verbally committed to Temple on July 19 and was recruited by defensive line coach Walter Stewart. last_img read more

Olympic champ tips McLeod for greatness

first_imgDOHA, Qatar:Reigning Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion Aries Merritt believes new kid on the bloc Omar McLeod could go on to become one of the greatest sprint hurdlers ever.McLeod burst on to the international scene last year with a series of impressive performances, ending with a sixth-place finish at the World Championships – his first senior finals.He started out 2016 by winning the 60m World Indoor title, a feat the American Merritt also achieved back in 2012. McLeod also got the better of a very strong field, which included Merritt, David Oliver, and Hansle Parchment to win at his first Diamond League outing in Doha with a world-leading 13.05 seconds.”There are a lot of new age athletes appearing as the old people start to transition out of the sport,” Merritt said. “There is always a new wave of athletes who come around and take their place, and so I think he has the potential to definitely be one of the greatest hurdlers of all time. He is very young, he is very talented, and he just needs to stay healthy and the sky is the limit for him.”At 22 years old, McLeod has a personal best in the 110m hurdles of 12.97 seconds – a time Merritt is impressed with given his age.”I wasn’t running his times when I was his age. I was running like 13.0, so he is already ahead of me at this point of his life,” the 30-year-old Merritt said.HISTORY MADEMcLeod has also impressed in the 100m this year after creating history last month when he dipped below 10 seconds to become the first athlete to run under 10 seconds for the 100m and sub-13 seconds for the 110m hurdles.But while even McLeod admitted to having been stunned by his 9.99 seconds 100m run, Merritt was not.”No, it didn’t catch me by surprise. He has always been quick, and at Arkansas (University), he ran well,” Merritt said. “I feel like sprinting is something that Jamaica does really well. Like, if you are a Jamaican, you are going to be a fast sprinter; it is just in your blood.”Merritt believes the men’s sprint hurdles is as competitive as it has ever been with as many as eight men technically able to run 12.9 seconds. But it is the development of McLeod and 24-year-old Hansle Parchment he will be watching with keen interest.”The sky is definitely the limit for Omar and Hansle. They are both very young; they have both run under 13 seconds way sooner than I did,” Merritt reiterated. “He (McLeod) is not the ideal size for a hurdler, so to speak. Parchment is definitely the ideal size, and so it will be really interesting to see which one of them develops the best in the long run.”As long as Omar is fast, he will always be a good hurdler because the shorter you are, the faster you have to be, and the taller you are, the more technical you have to be.”ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more