Ex-Premier League manager in ‘very frightening’ situation

first_imgIreland football manager Mick McCarthy is in self-isolation in London with his wife due to the coronavirus pandemic, describing their situation to the Football Association of Ireland website as ‘very frightening.’ Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is along with his wife in self-isolation due to the coronvirus pandemic describing it as very frightening The 61-year-old revealed two nearby neighbours had been diagnosed with the illness provoking him and his wife Fiona to self-isolate. Britain ordered a three-week lockdown on Monday in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus as the country’s death toll has climbed to 335. McCarthy is in his second spell as Ireland manager and had been due to take the team to Slovakia for a Euro 2020 play-off first leg match. However, Euro 2020 has been postponed to next year and the play-offs tentatively re-scheduled to June. “I am back home in Bromley and isolating as two of our near neighbours have been diagnosed with coronavirus and it is now very real and very frightening for us,” McCarthy said in an interview on the website. “Like so many others, we are trying so hard to play by the rules here and stay at home. My wife Fiona and I are not seeing our children, or our grandchildren, and it’s tough. It is very real now.” The England-born McCarthy renowned for being a no-nonsense centre back and former captain of Ireland – capped 57 times – cited the chilling images emanating from the hardest hit of the European countries Italy. “You look at the footage of the Italian army carrying coffins from houses and it shows you where this could end up,” he said. “That’s the threat this poses. Read Also: World Athletics call on IOC to postpone Tokyo 2020 “We were in Amsterdam for the Nations League draw three weeks ago this Tuesday and Covid-19 was a topic of real interest -– now it is a pandemic and it is spreading so quickly. “Postponing our game in Slovakia and delaying the Euros for a year was the right thing to do. We are not complaining about that, not at all.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Best Cars Of All Timecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Pollard prevails at Fayette County for first career Deery Series feature win

first_imgFeature results – 1. Eric Pollard, Peosta; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 3. John Emerson, Waterloo; 4. Ty­ler Bruening, Decorah; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 6. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 7. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 8. Curt Martin, Independence; 9. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 10. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 13. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 14. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 15. Logan Duffy, Independence; 16. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax; 17. Stacy Griffis, Solon; 18. Ben Seemann, Waterloo; 19. Jill George, Cedar Falls; 20. Todd Malm­strom, Silvis, Ill.; 21. Brian Harris, Davenport; 22. Darren Ackerman, Elk Run Heights; 23. Travis Smock, Independence; 24. Sean Johnson, Independence. WEST UNION, Iowa (July 24) – Eric Pollard had never been to Fayette County Speedway before Wednesday night. The win came in front of a big and boisterous grandstand crowd during the county fair, and followed Pollard’s previous career best Deery finish when he ran fourth at Benton County Speedway on June 27. First-time Deery Brothers Summer Series winner Eric Pollard led all 40 laps of the IMCA Late Model tour main event at Fayette County Speedway Wednesday night. (Photo by Zakary Kriener) “We’d never been to Vinton before and we finished fourth. It was our first time at West Union and we won,” he said. “I’ve never been to Lee County, either. Maybe that’s a good thing.”  Cautions worked to Pollard’s advantage in taking out lapped traffic. The final yellow waved with seven circuits to go but runner-up Andy Eckrich chased Pollard across the stripe two seconds off the pace.  Pollard drew the outside pole start after running second in his heat. He got a big jump on the ini­tial start while pole starter Joel Callahan gave chase from the higher line. “We had watched the ‘B’ feature to see what the track was going to do. The bottom seemed like the place to be and we didn’t make a lot of (setup) changes,” Pollard said. “I thought maybe we’d have to move up but we weren’t going to give up the bottom until we had to.”  John Emerson, Tyler Bruening and Callahan rounded out the top five. Eckrich also took home the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing prize. Pollard led all 40 laps of the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at West Union, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Late Model tour career first victory. Next on the Deery schedule is another $2,000 to win event, on Aug. 2 at Lee County Speedway. Pollard, now the fourth different winner in as many series events so far this season, is hoping his formula for success works again at Donnellson.  “We finished top five in Vinton and it seemed like we got the weight off our shoulders,” he said. “To win tonight and get that trophy was awesome.”  Now he can’t wait to go back.last_img read more

David Disbro, East Central Boys Basketball

first_imgA South Dearborn High School graduate, David Disbro (East Central Boys Basketball Coach) was a well-rounded athlete himself.  In high school he played tennis, basketball, and baseball.  At Marian University he played baseball all 4 years.Coach Disbro has 28 years of teaching experience at Sunman-Dearborn Middle School.  He teaches the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades physical education.  He has been coaching in some capacity all 28 years with the last 20 years being as the varsity coach of the East Central Trojans.  Other basketball coaching duties were with the 7th grade, 9th grade, and as JV coach for 6 years before moving into the varsity position.  Along the way he was also a 9th grade baseball coach.The coach has two children, Luke who is 18 and Alex who is 16.  He recently married Ashley who has Natalie, age 8, and Ben, age 6.When basketball is out of season, David is able to stay involved by umpiring baseball games.   What a great way to stay in touch with young people, and there is always a need for good umpires and referees.last_img read more

Junior Players Face Tough Task

first_imgRAINOIL TENNIS OPENNational junior players, Serena Teluwo and Reya Holmes, will have their hands full when hostilities commence at the ongoing 1st Rainoil Tennis Open holding at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.Teluwo debuted for Nigeria at junior level in April playing a big role alongside Iye Onoja and Oiza Yakubu in securing qualification to the African Junior Championship in Morocco in September where Nigeria posted a decent outing. Holmes on the other hand could not make the team as she suffered an injury to her foot while preparing in London few days to the tournament held in Lagos.Now competing at a much bigger stage, 11-year-old Teluwo will come against Rose Onoja in her first round match.Holmes, who is also 11 is one of the wild card entrants, will be up against Deborah Gbadamosi while Olamide Aluko, another wild card player will face Omolayo Bamidele.“I have trained hard in the last few months and I’m ready to do well in the tournament,” Holmes said adding her target is to reach the third round. Her older sibling, Lolade will have a face-off with Blessing Anuna.Sunday’s draw will also see prime seed, Sarah Adegoke battling Ramota Odeyemi, a qualifier while Aminat Quadri will face Angel McLeod.The 2017 Dala Hard Court queen, Blessing Samuel faces Osareimen Airhunwunde while Oiza Yakubu, who scaled two qualifying tests, confronts Bukola Olowu.Men’s singles top seed, Abdulmumuni Babalola is expected to have an easy passage to the next round as he opened his campaign against qualifier Osuebi Bishop while wild card beneficiary Isaac Attah keeps a date with Clifford Enosoregbe.Rainoil-sponsored Sylvester Emmanuel looks sure bet to scale the first round hurdle when he exchange shots with Musa Bala, a qualifier just as Thomas Otu is favoured to advance at the expense of another qualifier, Ismaila Sikiru. Martins Abamu will be up against Chima Michael just as Michael Iloputa will look to upset Ikechukwu Iloputa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Joshua Beats Parker, Adds WBO to IBF, WBA Heavyweight Titles

first_imgDemola Ojo with agency reportsBritish-Nigerian heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua unified the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles as a controlled performance saw him earn a unanimous points win over Joseph Parker at a tense Principality Stadium in Cardiff yesterday.Joshua used his left hand to telling effect throughout an intriguing affair, in which New Zealand’s Parker displayed swift hands, movement and impressive durability. But his WBO title always looked like it would end up round Joshua’s waist as a significant points gap opened up, with the favourite landing a hard left uppercut in round eight and two stinging left hooks early in the 10th.Parker tagged his rival to howls of concern in the 11th and he deserves immense respect for becoming the first man to take Joshua to the scorecards, which read 118-110 118-110 119-109.Joshua raised his right hand on ring announcer Michael Buffer’s reading of the cards and he now holds three of the four recognised world titles. Parker looked to the sky. But the New Zealander played his part in a compelling evening and brought colour to an intriguing build-up.Never before had two world champions from the glamour division met to unify titles on British soil. For the away fighter this was a whole new level of scrutiny; for Joshua, it was a third consecutive stadium fight, with a cumulative 250,000 seats sold in the process.Each fighter walked to the ring to an accompaniment of strobe lights, flames and fireworks, with the estimated 78,000 in attendance providing a glittering background as smart phones lit up the tiers.When the bell rang, Parker looked sharp, flicking his left jab to keep his opponent at bay and maintaining a guard with just his right hand, compared with two high hands from Joshua.Afterwards, Joshua pointed to a bout he felt came down to “boxing finesse” and there is no doubt he used the jab and repeated left hooks tactically to stave off his opponent’s threat.It took until the halfway stage before either man truly began to load their shots, as early respect gave way. Parker, stung early in the sixth, gave chase and landed his own left hand from a crouched position.The beaten man admitted he lost to a “better champion” but he at least showed the “granite chin” his camp had built much of their hope on beforehand.Unlike Joshua, Parker has never been dropped as an amateur or a professional and he showed his durability in sucking up two hard left hooks early in the 10th. This was a more chess-like Joshua. The knockout artist Britain has grown to love was forced to show us poise over 36 minutes, although the result never really looked in doubt.Those close to Joshua describe his tendency to return from a fight with improved knowledge of what he wants to change about his preparation next time. This time, weight was an issue and cutting his lightest frame since 2014, he looked more comfortable than when he stopped Carlos Takam at this stadium in October.He maintained a healthy pace late on and his two-inch height advantage was expertly deployed as the “glass chin” Parker’s camp claimed to believe the home fighter possessed never really came under substantial threat. There were forays from Parker but each time he was forced to dive in, leaving him exposed to a couple of left uppercuts and hooks.Some on social media criticised the officiating for preventing either man from fighting at close quarters.The frustration was understandable but, with Parker repeatedly diving in, his attacks often produce a grapple that needed breaking up.Joshua seemed to care little, as he took the chance to call out WBC title holder Deontay Wilder – who turned down an invitation to be ringside. The already loud calls for them to meet will grow louder with either having the chance to become the first man in history to hold all four heavyweight titles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

COLUMN: Thursday night games are unfair

first_imgStudent-athletes everywhere are expected to shoulder the workload of their academic peers while traveling across the country and  representing their school on the field.It’s amazing that these athletes have the time to finish their homework, let alone study for quizzes, midterms and finals.As we approach Thursday night’s game against the Washington Huskies, I ask: Where is the line between student and athlete?As the Trojans prepare to face the Huskies tonight, it’s safe to assume that the football players will not be attending class. Since the Trojans have practice in the mornings on weekdays, most student-athletes have class in the afternoons and evenings. With a 6 p.m. kickoff, there’s no chance that players will have an opportunity to attend those classes.Luckily for the Trojans, they will have played three weeknight games in a row at home. If they were playing on the road, they would most certainly have to miss at least one or two extra days of class.If you’re a USC student, then many of you know that we are currently in the middle of midterm season. This means there’s a pretty good chance that some players will be forced to miss midterms, an injustice to both the student-athlete and their peers.Recently, UCLA’s head coach Jim Mora brought up the topic of weeknight games. His team will face back-to-back Thursday night games after a bye this week. Mora was not happy with whomever was in charge of UCLA’s schedule.After his team’s loss to Arizona State, Mora went on a rant about how the scheduling was an injustice to his players. “It’s unbelievable we’re calling these kids student-athletes,” Mora said. “Yet we force them to miss six days of school.”Mora has a great point. How can anyone expect a student to keep up with his or her classes if he or she is forced to miss six days of school? Even I can’t imagine what missing three consecutive days of classes would feel like.Most skeptics will point out that student-athletes are at a university to play sports and eventually go pro. However, the reality is that most players will never go professional in their sport, especially  football.There are currently 99 players listed on the Trojans’ roster, according to USCTrojans.com. The chances of all 99 players going professional are slim to none.Though other sports, such as volleyball and soccer, are faced with weeknight games, they are not affected as much as football. This is mainly because their games are usually scheduled for Friday and Sunday nights. Preparation for football is also drastically different than for  other sports. I remember in high school, our football  team would meet at 3 p.m. to start preparing for a 7 p.m. game.Weeknight football games also put pressure on students to skip class in order to go watch the game they paid for. I know I am not alone as the only person who has class during the football game. Luckily, my class is partially online, so the professor assigned us work to have done by Thursday instead of meeting in class. However, I’m sure that other teachers were not so willing to cut class because of a football game.After all, the main point of attending school is for the education, not for football.Weeknight games are a new concept as networks look for ways to increase their revenue. The Trojans didn’t play their first weeknight game until 2006, but they have played on a weeknight every season since. With the creation of the Pac-12 network and subsequent deals with Fox Sports and ESPN, weeknight games are not going anywhere.Similarly to how the NFL is extending its audience by adding Thursday Night Football, ESPN and Fox are hoping to accomplish the same thing with Thursday night college games. Unfortunately, these networks are more concerned with the athlete aspect of the term student-athlete.Until the University decides to step up and defend the student, networks will continue to schedule weeknight games. This means student-athletes are faced with an even harder task of balancing sports and academics.Someone needs to remind these networks and universities that school comes first, not sports.Nick Barbarino is a senior majoring in business administration. His column, “Beyond the Arc,” runs Thursdays.Darian Nourian is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Fridays.last_img read more

Tyler Roberson has met Jim Boeheim’s desire for consistency in the NCAA Tournament

first_img Published on April 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman HOUSTON – Tyler Roberson sat three seats down from Jim Boeheim on the dais before the Elite Eight, barely cracking a grin while his head coach joked that Roberson doesn’t listen.That came just over a month after a scoreless, four-rebound performance against Pittsburgh, when Boeheim said Roberson wouldn’t play a minute if Syracuse had anyone to put in his spot. And after an 18-rebound domination of Dayton in the Round of 64, Boeheim still wanted more from the junior. If Roberson grabbed four rebounds the next game, the 18 wouldn’t matter to the 40-year head coach. Consistency would.In the following three games of Syracuse’s tear through the Midwest Region, Roberson has grabbed a combined 29 rebounds. Nine against Middle Tennessee State, 12 against Gonzaga and eight more against Virginia. The often reserved, level-headed forward may not have listened directly to Boeheim’s desires, but his ownership on the glass during 10th-seeded Syracuse’s (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) run to the Final Four has carried SU’s back line heading into a matchup with frontcourt-heavy North Carolina (32-6, 14-4) with a spot in the national championship at stake.“I think he’s learned to fight through adversity and maintain his consistency better this year,” Boeheim said. “Obviously I’d hope for that last year, sometimes it just takes a little bit longer.”In the Orange’s last six games before the NCAA Tournament, Roberson tallied four or fewer rebounds in five of them. SU dropped the same number of games in its final six before reaching the Tournament, with his only total higher than that coming against Syracuse’s next opponent.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoberson’s 11 rebounds against the Tar Heels on Feb. 29 (six offensive and five defensive) allowed SU, in part, to stay afloat before losing by five on the road. In the two teams’ first matchup this year, Roberson grabbed seven rebounds the game after totaling only four against Clemson the game prior.Down the stretch of Syracuse’s season, Roberson has held his own against two frontcourt-dominant teams and top rebounders in Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis and UVA’s Anthony Gill. Next up is a team anchored by Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks down low, and a frontcourt that UNC has predicated its success on.“I think I’ve been playing well lately,” Roberson said. “I wouldn’t say there’s one reason in particular, maybe I’m just growing as a player and a person.”Even if there isn’t something to pin his recent success on, Roberson’s resurgence on the glass couldn’t have come at a better time for a Syracuse team that seemed to have resurrected its inferior rebounding from early in the season.But with a margin on the glass of plus-20 in the last four games, including a net deficit of only two rebounds in the last two games against a pair of teams that came in with a seemingly clear advantage on the boards, SU has given itself a chance.It’s a chance provided in part by a player who may not have gotten another one if Syracuse had more depth. But Roberson did, and has given Boeheim what he wanted with Syracuse on the brink of history. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse hires Caitlin Defliese as assistant women’s lacrosse coach

first_img Published on September 3, 2016 at 10:23 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has hired former Stony Brook associate head coach Caitlin Defliese as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach, SU Athletics announced Friday afternoon.“We are excited to have a coach with Caitlin’s level of experience,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said in a statement. “She has played an integral part in turning Stony Brook into a top 10 program. Her experience will help us continue to compete for a national championship.”At Stony Brook, Defliese served as defensive coordinator. In 2016, the Seawolves were second in the nation in scoring defense (6.1 goals per game) and fourth in scoring margin (7.33). Defliese played at Boston University, where she graduated in 2010. She was named to the 2010 All-America East second team. As a freshman in 2007, she was named the conference’s All-Rookie Team.“I’d like to thank Gary and (associate head coach) Regy Thorpe and director of athletics John Wildhack for this opportunity,” Defliese said. “I’m excited about being a part of this great institution and I’m looking forward to learning from two of the best coaches in the women’s lacrosse world. I’d also like to thank Stony Brook and head coach Joe Spallina for a great five years and allowing me to grow, both personally and professionally.”In June, former Syracuse women’s lacrosse coach Michelle Tumolo was named an assistant at Oregon. The Orange comes off a year in which it advanced to the Final Four before losing to Maryland.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Atletico Madrid challenges Antoine Griezmann’s Barcelona transfer

first_img“It was also prior to the date on which the clause was modified that the player made the communication, on May 14, that he will leave the club.”Atletico Madrid believes the termination of the contract occurred before the end of last season due to events, acts and demonstrations carried out by the player and that is why it [the club] has already started procedures it considers appropriate for the defence of its rights and legitimate interests.” Related News Barcelona signs Antoine Griezmann from Atletico for $135M Barca, which reportedly plans to present Griezmann at Camp Nou on Sunday, has yet to respond to Atletico’s claim.center_img Atletico Madrid is challenging Antoine Griezmann’s transfer to Barcelona as they insist the Catalans should have paid €200million (approx. $225 million) to activate his release clause, not €120m (approx. $135 million).Barca confirmed the signing of Griezmann on Friday on a five-year deal after a solicitor representing the forward deposited money for his buyout clause at LaLiga headquarters in Madrid.However, Atletico believes the France international agreed terms with Barca before his clause dropped from €200m on July 1 and therefore claim they are owed an additional €80m to ratify the transfer.In a statement published after Barca announced Griezmann as a new signing, Atleti said: “The amount deposited is insufficient to meet his release clause, since it is obvious that the agreement of the player and Barcelona was closed before the aforementioned clause was reduced from 200million euros to 120million euros.last_img read more