Cabaye enjoying free role – Pardew

September 21, 2020

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first_img Cabaye sealed the win in the final minute after having opened the scoring in the first half, much to the frustration of the Upton Park crowd. Pardew said: “He has a great role for us, for the team. He gets almost a free role in the team in the number 10 shirt and I think he’s enjoyed that. Press Association Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was full of praise for Yohan Cabaye after Saturday’s 3-1 victory at West Ham, labelling the France midfielder “a class act”. “When you get continuous disruption in your back four you then don’t get your solid unit, and sometimes that solid unit that you would like is difficult to keep when players are not used to playing with each other, and Newcastle’s players exposed that particular weakness and scored two goals. “It’s very disappointing, when you’ve won at Cardiff, to not get anything here, and certainly from our point of view it was more about our defensive lapses rather than the quality of Newcastle’s play to score both goals, I felt. “We could have done better,” The result left West Ham 18th in the Barclays Premier League standings, but only two wins away from mid-table – a target that Allardyce clearly has in his mind. He said: “We’ve got 16 games to go. We know how many points we need in those 16 games to get safe in the Premier League and we’ve got to keep fighting on. “I think there comes a time when the players have to realise it doesn’t become about performances any more – it becomes about results more than anything. “Whichever way you can get them, you’ve got to get them.” “He’s added goals to his game. The first one was a real class, individual goal – the touch, and the way he moved, and the sublime moment he took to finish it. “And I thought he was a class act all day really and he has been a big player for us, and it’s helped us get a rhythm in the midfield, which worked well for us today.” The Magpies boss was equally quick to highlight the collective effort, insisting he was only taking one negative from the match. “I think the one regret of the game really were the final minutes of the first half when we’d played so well and got ourselves a great platform to win the game, and to concede at that moment was really, really bad,” he said. “I refocused at half-time to try and get the team in a place for the second half to try and play like we did in the first, but I thought West Ham were much better in the second half and it was difficult for us. “We had to really dig in to win headers and challenges. But really and truly the first half was the platform for victory.” West Ham counterpart Sam Allardyce, however, had five clear concerns in his mind after the club’s fourth loss in six matches. “We have five defenders who are missing at the moment and one that should have been playing, this morning pulled out, so our back four today (Razvan Rat, James Collins, Roger Johnson and Matt Taylor) has never played together at all this season,” he said. last_img read more


Easterby finds the positives

September 20, 2020

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first_img The former British and Irish Lion believes Joe Schmidt’s squad must keep progressing, but through evolution not wholesale change. “If it’s not broke, you don’t need to fix it – and it’s been very, very good so far,” he said. “But there’s always going to be things in forward play in particular where scrums and line-outs get picked up. “Analysis is done, every single game is covered from four angles, and those are the sorts of things that sides are going to be working out. We’ve got to stay one step ahead of them.” New forwards boss Easterby remains unfazed by the absences of pivotal figures like Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien however, preferring to focus on the openings presented by high-profile absences. “We need to build depth in the squad anyway,” former Ireland flanker Easterby told thescore.ie. “I think the guys that can’t make this series through injury means an opportunity for someone else to come in, put their hand up and stake a claim for the Six Nations and beyond. “Instead of changing things, I think it’s about new players coming in who maybe haven’t been in the environment as much before and getting up to speed. “I think it’s really important that they understand we can’t look back, we’ve got to keep moving forward.” Rob Kearney, battling back spasms, and Mike Ross, sidelined with a groin strain, remain in contention to face South Africa next weekend, with the Leinster duo expected to return to full training next week. John Plumtree whipped Ireland’s forward pack, notably the driving maul, into rude health en route to landing the 2014 Six Nations title. The New Zealander’s departure hands 39-year-old Easterby his first crack at international coaching, after two years as boss at Welsh region the Scarlets. Press Association Leinster prop Jack McGrath’s recovery from calf trouble has proved a rare bright spot for Ireland on the injury front, with fellow loosehead James Cronin expected to miss several weeks with ankle trouble. Ireland have an entire XV of stars on the treatment table and likely to miss the autumn Tests against South Africa, Georgia and Australia. Ireland must turn their lengthy injury list into the chance to build greater depth for Rugby World Cup 2015, according to forwards coach Simon Easterby. last_img read more


Carver defends transfer decisions

September 20, 2020

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first_img The 50-year-old is one injury or suspension away from a major crisis after Wales international Paul Dummett was ruled out for up to 12 weeks by the knee injury he suffered at Crystal Palace last Wednesday evening, leaving the club with only four fit senior defenders. However, Carver has insisted there was no need to recruit back-up during the winter transfer window despite Steven Taylor’s absence for the remainder of the season and the departures of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon and Remie Streete. He said: “Two weeks ago, we were one player away from having a fully-fit squad. I was so excited about that. Who is to say that’s not the end of it? “It’s always a concern when you lose player, especially of the quality we have lost. You can get away with losing one or two young lads. “There’s nothing I can do about it. If you look at the injuries – Siem [de Jong], Cheick [Tiote], Dummett, Taylor, four of our big players have serious injuries, not muscle strains. “You’d normally get one or two of those in a season – we got three in a week. It’s a bit unfortunate. It’s no good sulking or making excuses, that’s life and we have to deal with it.” Dummett’s injury is a particular blow as he can play at both left-back and in central defence, and while Ryan Taylor and Vurnon Anita have filled in at full-back in the past, Carver’s only real option if either Fabricio Coloccini of Mike Williamson, the club’s only two fit and available central defenders, was missing would be to ask right-back Daryl Janmaat to move inside. Carver said: “The good news is he doesn’t have to have an operation, but he is out for between 10 and 12 weeks. “It’s quite ironic because Yannick Bolasie, who I know really well, rang me and apologised. He said, ‘It was an accident, John’, and I said, ‘I know it was. It wasn’t your fault’. He was concerned about it and it was just a clash of knees, a total accident, a freak accident.” The knee injury with which Tiote returned from the African Nations Cup is still being assessed, although the signs are that he too could face a lengthy absence, while De Jong is likely to miss most, if not all, of the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a collapsed lung. Head coach John Carver has defended Newcastle’s decision not to buy a defender in January. Press Association It is the second time the Holland international has suffered the problem, but the procedure he has undergone should ensure there is no repeat. De Jong has managed just three appearances for the Magpies since his £6million summer move from Ajax because of injury, but Carver will keep him involved as he recovers. He said: “I haven’t put a timeline on it. The most important thing is how he feels. This was a big operation he had, so it’s really in his hands. We won’t force him before he is ready to come back. “He’s such a positive guy he might be back quicker than anyone expects. “I might ask him to come in and watch the Under-21s and give me a little bit of feedback on the Under-21s, or the youth team or something like that. I want to make him feel part of the club because I think he’s a little bit frustrated because he’s come here with a big reputation and he’s not been able to get on the pitch and give something to the fans. “He got so close and then it’s like chopping his legs away, so I need to have a discussion with him, but if I can use him around the place I’d be mad not to.” Meanwhile, midfielder Remy Cabella could miss Saturday’s trip to Manchester City with a knee problem suffered in training. last_img read more


Cricket News IPL 2019 to be held in India, will begin from March 23

September 19, 2020

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be held in India despite a speculated clash of dates with the Lok Sabha elections. To avoid such a situation, the glitzy event will start earlier than usual, from March 23, the Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) announced on Tuesday. The dates were announced after the two-member CoA,  comprising chairman Vinod Rai and former women’s captain Diana Edulji, met in the national capital to discuss the venues and window for the league.      “Based on the preliminary discussions with the appropriate central and state agencies/authorities, it was decided that the 12th edition of the world’s most popular and competitive T20 tournament will be scheduled to be played in India,” reads a statement issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).     “It is proposed that the IPL 2019 will commence on March 23, 2019. The detailed schedule will be finalised in consultation with the appropriate authorities,” it added.”The COA will have detailed discussion with all the stakeholders before releasing the IPL 2019 Schedule,” the BCCI said in the statement.    The last time the IPL got started in March was 2010. After that, the league has always kicked off in the first half of April and ended in late May. The early start this year is because of the ODI World Cup in England which will get underway from May 30.   There has to be a 15-day gap between the end of the IPL and India’s international engagements as per the new BCCI constitution. The IPL has been played outside India twice due to general elections. The entire 2009 edition was moved to South Africa, while in 2014, some games were played in the UAE. With PTI Inputs last_img read more


GFF imposes lifetime ban on player/fan

September 18, 2020

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first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has imposed an immediate lifetime ban on Kelvin Moore of the North-East La Penitence football team and his brothers Kevin and Calvin Moore from all football venues for assaulting match referee Errol Squires.This was among the recommendations made following an internal investigation of the incident, which occurred during the Adoni Productions-organised GT Beer ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ Indoor Football Tournament at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, over the period October 17 – November 9, 2019.While the matter is engaging the attention of law enforcement, the organiser of Adoni Productions has been requested to assist Mr Squires with a substantial part of his medical bill for treatment for injuries sustained during the assault.Among the other recommendations are the following:(A)  One of the conditions for the approval of any tournament by the GFF is that the Promoter/Organiser MUST undertake to provide close security for the Match Officials as far as is practicably possible, throughout their presence at the venue, and for their safe exit of same.(B) That the Promoter/Organiser MUST undertake to provide adequate security personnel to prevent unauthorised entry into the playing area.(C) Promoter/Organiser be required to lodge a Security Deposit with the GFF, which can be used to offset any unanticipated expense, inclusive of, but not limited to, contributing to any medical bills for persons injured through the negligence of the Promoter/Organiser in providing the conditions required to guard against such and/or(D) The Promoter/Organiser shall be required to provide temporary Insurance Coverage for the players and match officials for the period immediately preceding, during, and immediately after play on match day.last_img read more


Moses Missing as Salah, Mane, Aubameyang Make Final Shortlist

September 17, 2020

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first_imgCAF PLAYER OF THE YEARFemi SolajaNigeria and Chelsea star, Victor Moses, missed the final three shortlist for the African Player of the Year announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday. Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were joined by Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race for who wears the crown as the best footballer in the continent for the next one year.Since 1999 when Nwankwo Kanu won the award for a second time in three years, no Nigerian player has had the privilege of emerging the best in the continent.The CAF awards was largely dominated by Nigerian players in the 1990s with late Rashidi Yekini who upstaged Abedi Pele to win the crown in 1993 and followed up by Emmanuel Amuneke in 1994 before legendary George Weah broke the domination the following year by adding both European and World Football of the Year crown to his cabinet.The exploits of Kanu with Ajax and the Atlanta 1996 Olympic triumph gave the former Golden Eaglet the crown. Victor Ikpeba won the 1997 edition. Moroccan Mustapha Hadji was the gap between Ikpeba and Nwankwo’s second win in 1999.Since then, Nigeria has been relegated to final shortlist cadre with Austin Okocha going headlong with Cameroonian, Samuel Etoo Fils on three occasions while John Mikel Obi lost on two occasions to Yaya Toure of Côte d Ivoire.Early this month, Salah had beaten Moses to the BBC African Footballer of the Year crown. Last year’s winner Riyad Mahrez of Algeria and Leicester City missed out on the original list of nominees for the 2017 edition.While announcing the final shortlist yesterday, CAF made some alterations in the categories of the awards following the removal of the Player of the Year Based in Africa as well as the Referees category. No reason was given for the alterations.In the nominees for other categories listed yesterday, Hugo Broos, who led Cameroon to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title in February missed out on the final three-man list after being named among the original five nominees.However, Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr, Hector Cuper (Egypt) and L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic) are in the race for Best Coach of the Year.Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala was listed alongside Chrestina Kgatlana of South Africa and Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene of Cameroon for the best female player category.CAF also released the shortlists for several of its other award categories, which will be handed out on 4 January in Accra, Ghana.African Player of the Year:· Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)· Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and B. Dortmund)· Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool)Women’s Player of the Year:· Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and Dalian Quanjian)· Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa and UWC Ladies)· Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon and CSKA Moscow)Women’s National Team of the Year:· Ghana U-20· Nigeria U-20· South AfricaCoach of the Year:· Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)· Hector Cuper (Egypt)· L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club)National Team of the Year:· Cameroon· Egypt· NigeriaClub of the Year:· Al Ahly· TP Mazembe· Wydad Athletic ClubYouth Player of the Year:· Krepin Diatta (Senegal and Sarpsborg)· Patson Daka (Zambia and Liefering)· Salam Giddou (Mali and Guidars)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


USC maintains perfect record against Fresno State

September 17, 2020

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first_imgIn its last match before the ITA National Team Indoor championships next week, the USC women’s tennis team defeated Fresno State at Marks Stadium for a fifth consecutive victory.The Women of Troy have won five straight matches to open up the season, all of which have been sweeps. USC coach Richard Gallien’s group has made the statement that it is a team to be reckoned with early on in the season.USC easily wrapped up the doubles matches with a slightly different set of pairings this time around. Instead of having two seniors play together, senior Danielle Lao and sophomore Giuliana Olmos were locked into the No. 2 spot, and they took down a Bulldogs’ duo of Melissa McQueen and Anne Susdorf. In the three hole, senior Valeria Pulido was paired with freshman Ellie Yates, and the difference in age did nothing to hinder their play on the court, as the two easily defeated the Fresno State team of Anneka and Sophie Watts.In the singles portion of the match, No. 17 sophomore Sabrina Santamaria once again shined playing in the top spot. She left Aishwarya Agrawal on zero in both of the sets, winning 6-0, 6-0. Next in line was Olmos, who has garnered much attention early this year. The sophomore made quick work of Bianca Modoc in the third slot with a 6-3, 6-0 win.Yates clinched the victory with a throttling of FSU’s Anne Susdorf on court five. The freshman was just one game shy of a shutout, but her 6-0, 6-1 win was good enough to seal the match for USC.With the game in hand, Lao and junior Kaitlyn Christian finished off their opponents in the second and fourth slots, respectively. Pulido and Anneka Watts played the most exciting match of the day on court six, with the third set playing out into a game-deciding tiebreaker. Despite losing the first set, Pulido would pull out the second and then finish off Watts in the tiebreaker 10-4.Riding a hot streak, the Women of Troy are poised to make a run in the ITA National Team Indoor championships on Feb. 8.last_img read more


Trump to tax remittances to Caribbean countries to fund wall

August 31, 2020

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first_imgTwenty Caribbean countries are among 41 being earmarked by the United States congress for taxes on remittances as the Donald trump-led administration moves ahead with plans to build a wall on the country’s southern border. A bill to impose a fee for remittance transfers was introduced by the congress this week. The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017, is intended to upgrade the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.Eight accused Jamaican lottery scammers were extradited to the United States on Wednesday. Among those extradited is a former policeman. The eight were ordered extradited by a judge at a hearing last month in  which they challenged  a request filed by the US Government.Miami-Dade County residents who were strongly opposed to Mayor Carlos Giminez’s agreement with President Trump’s executive order banning funding to cities and counties offering sanctuary to undocumented residents, have been vindicated. This follows a stay of the order  executed earlier this week by a federal judge. The ruling by Judge William Orrick of San Francisco,  blocks Trump from cutting funds to these locations.In SportsThe Trinbago Red Force crushed Pakistan by 9 wickets to clinch a spot in the semi-finals of the 2017 City of Lauderhill Int’l T20 Night Cricket Tournament. The game was played last Saturday at the Lauderhill Sports Park in Lauderhill. Joining the Red Force are Jamaica, Pakistan and first timers Combined Islands.Here’s What’s TrendingAs two airlines prepare to pull out of Cuba, JetBlue is seeking to fill the void. Spirit has announced plans to drop the Fort Lauderdale to Havana flights at the end of next month and Frontier will cease daily flights out of Miami in June. If given the nod to add more flights –  JetBlue will pick up the slack in November.For today’s weather forecastIt will be mostly sunny in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties with a High of 88 degrees and a low of 75.  For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”This has been CNW90, I’m ……………………..last_img read more


DATA.BET to make esports data debut in $250,000 ICE tournament

August 30, 2020

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first_imgShare Related Articles Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 Submit Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 DATA.BET will kick off its bid to become the industry’s most comprehensive esports solutions provider by supplying the official data for a $250,000 CS:GO tournament played out at ICE London, and streamed to an online global audience in excess of five million.The tournament has been produced in partnership with GG.BET, for which DATA.BET has exclusive data rights. It will take place in an 800 sqm state-of-the-art Esports Arena at the ExCeL, featuring a custom built stage, commentator ICE box, DATA.BET lounge, themed bar and a betting hatch allowing players to ‘bet’ ICE and GG.Bet dollars to simulate the esports wagering experience.DATA.BET’s post-launch offering will then include raw esports data, managed trading services (MTS) and a fully bespoke plug-in esports sportsbook covering 6,000 esports matches, 3,000 live odds and 600 betting markets each month. The supply of raw data will give DATA.BET’s clients exclusive access to real-time streams of popular tournaments in different formats, along with the ability to form live lines for traders.The presence of MTS, said the company, means that it can cover the full spectrum of the esports market with odds powered by risk, liability and player management, while crucially remaining bespoke to each client’s needs. Set up to prevent abusive behaviour and improperly sets odds, DATA.BET’s MTS also provides real time monitoring and key player information as well as effective player profiling and customisable risk management. Finally, as a fully bespoke plug-in sportsbook for esports DATA.BET’S iFrame solution has been designed to be integrated alongside operators’ existing sportsbooks, while giving complete control over the brand in terms of customer management, payments, operations, odds and risk management. Tetyana Pshevlotska, Chief Business Development Officer at DATA.BET, said: “Esports is the fastest growing betting market on the planet, and after bringing together some of the brightest esports innovators, we are launching DATA.BET to bring the market into maturity with the industry’s most advanced package of solutions.“As well as providing to our customers everything that an esports operator would need, we aim to make our services fully bespoke to each customer with a solutions package that is set to be the most comprehensive ever seen. We’re looking forward to ICE London 2020 and beyond as we begin to roll out our services.”last_img read more


TBAC Dedicates ‘Springsong’ to the beloved Jim Hart

August 28, 2020

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA heart he had for the Thunder Bay Arts Council Chorus, the late Jim Hart will be remembered for his years of service in the community for Sunday’s ‘Springsong.’The Springsong will take place Sunday, April 6 at 4:30 PM and Trinity Episcopal Church. Children and students are welcome free of charge. Tickets for adults are two for $25 or $15 each at the door.Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious The Barricade Situation in Mio – What we KnowNext Expect travel delays near Second Ave. Bridgelast_img read more