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Press Association Rob Green’s “world-class” save sparked Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Burnley and keeps QPR “in the hunt” for Premier League safety, according to boss Harry Redknapp. It was his side’s third win in seven games, and victory on Saturday lifted Rangers out of the relegation zone. “Rob Green was excellent, fantastic: that save from Boyd, I was right behind it, and that was top corner all the way,” said Redknapp. “As soon as he hit it I said ‘that’s in’, so how he’s got his fingertips to that I don’t know, it’s an amazing save. “He’s a great keeper and a great pro, fantastic person. “It’s a very important win: it keeps us in the hunt, and every three points is important. “If at the start of the week you’d said to me we could take six points from these three games, especially beating Leicester and Burnley, they are massive wins for us. “They keep us in amongst it, which is important for us. “We’ve got to stay in the group, and come January we need to look to strengthen the squad in one or two areas if we can, and give ourselves a real chance. “It was a great save and if you go one down you lose momentum obviously. “But he kept us in it at nil-nil, and in the second half we showed a lot of spirit.” Redknapp absolved striker Austin of any real blame for his red card, that came courtesy of a late tackle on Kieran Trippier and then a leading arm in an aerial challenge with Michael Keane. The former Tottenham boss also hailed the influence of 35-year-old centre-back Richard Dunne. Redknapp admitted his players were shocked into action at half-time after realising only a sharp lift in performance would stave off defeat. “I thought Richard Dunne was fantastic, I thought his performance again, under pressure: he has been amazing,” said Redknapp. “I can’t tell you just how good he was. Every ball he stuck his head on, every time there was someone to boot it away it was Dunney. “I thought he was amazing today again. “Well Charlie scored again which was great for us, it’s just one of those things, he was trying to get back and defend and put a shift in. “He’s not at all a nasty type of player, but I thought it was a yellow card, and that was it you know, nothing you can do. “They played ever so well in the first half, they were bright, sharp, I think Sean (Dyche) has done a fantastic job with his team. “I thought we stepped it up at the start of the second half and came out looking a bit more: we realised at half-time we had to sharpen up otherwise we would get beaten.” Burnley boss Sean Dyche admitted his side failed to sustain the “clinical” edge that had drawn eight points from their previous four games. “There’s a tinge of disappointment, but it’s still a tough game against a very experienced side,” said Dyche. “Rob Green made one absolute worldy save and another very good save from Scotty Arfield. “We need to be more clinical, we knew that and we have started to be that, but we just weren’t today. “I think they know they had a game today, but you take wins how they come and I certainly would.” Green tipped George Boyd’s swerving first-half piledriver strike onto the post at Loftus Road, before Rangers sealed victory through goals from Leroy Fer and Charlie Austin. Austin scored the winner and was sent off for two yellow cards in a frenetic four-minute spell.
The 56-year-old is also happy to work within the current set up which has former Wimbledon boss Terry Burton as technical director and Richard Garlick as the director of football administration. Pulis will be Albion’s fourth head coach in just over 12 months since Steve Clarke was sacked in December 2013. Tim Sherwood also held detailed talks about the post but has lost out for the second time after first being interviewed for the role after Pepe Mel left in May. Irvine was sacked after just 198 days in charge following a run of seven defeats in nine games which has left the Baggies 16th in the Barclays Premier League. Pulis is expected to be in place for Saturday’s FA Cup third round visit of Gateshead and will be tasked with steering the Baggies away from the bottom three. He has never been relegated as a manager and helped Crystal Palace to 11th in the top flight last season after taking over in November 2013. He was named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year for his work at Selhurst Park but left the Eagles in August. The Baggies had vowed to move quickly after sacking Irvine on Monday and assistant head coach Rob Kelly was placed in temporary charge. The former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager is set to replace Alan Irvine, who was sacked by the Baggies on Monday. Pulis is expected to sign a two-and-a-half year contract at The Hawthorns and will be in the stands for the Baggies’ New Year’s Day trip to West Ham. Press Association Tony Pulis will be confirmed as West Brom’s new head coach by the weekend, Press Association Sport understands.
The Palm Beach Sheriffs Office is reporting that the have arrested a 23-year-old man who reportedly offered two teen girls payment for sexual favors.Cheridon Tyler Edgar was arrested earlier this week after the two victims told authorities Edgar had been offering them “things of value” in exchange for sex.According to the report, Edgar offered one of the victims an iPhone 11 and vape pens but when the teen no longer wanted to have sex with him, he reportedly threatened to return the phone and then sent her a video of himself with guns in his waistband. Edgar then allegedly began sending sexually explicit text to the girl’s father and her sister.The second victim told investigators that Edgar gave her $150 for sex but then kept pressuring her for sex until she paid him back the money. The teen says when she tried to cut off all communication with Edgar, he became angry and then threatened to harm her and her family. Once the girl’s mother became aware of the threats, she contacted the police.Edgar has since been arrested and is facing two counts of human trafficking and two counts of lewd and lascivious battery.
The Latest: 28 Clemson athletes, staffers test positive ___Members of UConn’s men’s basketball team returned to campus Friday, with the school beginning preparations to reopen after shutting down because of the pandemic. The school has not set a date for the return of the women’s basketball team but says football players will return to Storrs on July 1. The plan for men’s basketball and football was submitted to the state’s Higher Education Committee as a pilot program. The school says that would allow it to solidify policies and procedures before the student body returns in mid-August.___ In a release posted on the team’s Twitter account, general manager Julien Brisebois announced the players are self-isolating and are asymptomatic other than a few experiencing low-grade fevers. Anyone who may have been in contact with the individuals has been notified.The team did not identify the players; it brings the count up to 13 NHL players having tested positive since the season was paused on March 12.The positive tests come some two weeks after players were allowed to return to their respective facilities to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts. Players were allowed to skate in groups of up to six at a time.The move to open facilities was the next step in the NHL’s bid to resume its season with a proposed 24-team expanded playoff format, with games being played in two hub cities.The NHL projects teams to open training camps on July 10. ___The Tennessee Volunteers have their first positive test for COVID-19.Tennessee announced that a member of the men’s basketball team, who was not identified, tested positive after several members of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were tested. Players from both teams started returning to campus Monday. The Vols are coached by Rick Barnes, who will be 66 in July.Tennessee’s sports medicine staff put the player in isolation and started contact-tracing protocol with the Knox County Health Department. Tennessee sports information director Tom Satkowiak says school officials are encouraged to see that their procedures work.Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt said Thursday that none of his returning players had tested positive, though a graduate assistant did test positive and went into self-quarantine. The WHL consists of 22 teams spread across Canada’s four western provinces, plus Washington and Oregon.Six jurisdictions with different levels of infection, health restrictions and relaunch plans, plus a currently closed Canada-U.S. border until July 21, make planning for a 2020-21 season complicated, Robison says.The WHL’s goal is a full 68-game regular season starting Oct. 2, with training camps opening Sept. 15.___The European Tour won’t have a senior circuit this year. Associated Press ___Thousands of Napoli soccer fans who poured into the streets to celebrate the team’s Italian Cup title without social distancing have been criticized by health officials as being “reckless.”World Health Organization assistant director general Ranieri Guerra says he was reminded of Atalanta’s Champions League game with Valencia in February. That match is believed to have been a key factor in why the virus has been so deadly in Bergamo.Guerra says “we can’t allow this.”Deputy Health Minister Sandra Zampa says the celebration amounted to “dangerous behaviour.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a comprehensive action plan to allow fans for the race in Forth Worth. The track said the grandstands and suites would be open to fans, who would be subject to social distancing requirements and additional protocols.It wasn’t immediately clear how many tickets would be available for the race at the 1 ½-mile track that was originally scheduled March 29. There are more than 110,000 grandstand seats.Abbott had previously said that outdoor sporting events with spectators in Texas could be conducted at 50% capacity.The announcement Friday comes as Texas continues to set record highs in the numbers of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations since Memorial Day. On Thursday, the state set a new one-day high with 3,516 new cases of coronavirus, and 2,947 hospitalizations, which nearly doubled the number in hospitals over the holiday weekend. There have been 2,132 confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Texas, according to Johns Hopkins University. The Staysure Tour for players 50 and older announced Friday it has canceled the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was supposed to start May 14-16 in Austria. Three senior majors on its schedule — the Senior PGA, the Senior U.S. Open and the Senior British Open — already had been canceled by other organizations.Mark Aspland, the head of the Staysure Tour, said along with complexities of international travel, the tour had to recognize the additional risk related to the tour’s age demographic.All player exemption categories this year will be extended to the 2021 season.___Texas Motor Speedway is planning to have some fans in its massive grandstands when NASCAR runs its rescheduled Cup race there July 19. Clemson has administered 315 tests since the school was given the green light to resume on-campus athletic activity.Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said most of those who tested positive have been asymptomatic for coronavirus and none have required hospitalization. All those who tested positive have been isolated for a period of at least 10 days. Close known contacts with those affected have been asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.The state of South Carolina set a high-water mark for coronavirus cases in a single day, identifying 1,081 on Friday.___The Tampa Bay Lightning temporarily closed their facilities Thursday after three players and at least two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Soccer players’ union FIFPro wants players to be given mandatory breaks because match congestion caused by the coronavirus pandemic is likely to last through 2022.FIFPro warns of a “first spike in injuries because of insufficient preparation time and congested match schedules” since soccer restarted last month.The Netherlands-based union says “the impact of COVID-19 means the match schedule will be even more intense over the next two years.”The union asks for vacation periods of at least three weeks before starting preseason practice and a “mandatory mid-season break of between 10 and 14 days.”FIFPro says “now is the time to apply this to player health.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Clemson said 28 athletes or staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to school June 8. The Nebraska athletic department is reducing its 2021 budget 10% because of projected revenue shortfalls tied to the coronavirus pandemic.Nebraska’s budget was $140 million last year, meaning it is looking to save about $14 million this year, the school said.Athletic director Bill Moos said 10 percent of administrative positions across the department will be eliminated, and teams will schedule more regional nonconference games to reduce travel costs. There will be no merit raises or increases in sports programs’ budgets.Staff travel will be restricted, except for recruiting, and summer programming for athletes will be limited in 2021.“While many of these necessary changes are difficult, especially those impacting our employees, we hope that they will be the only ones necessary in the months ahead,” Moos said. “I am confident that we will weather the storm.” June 19, 2020 Fans in Naples flooded into central piazzas and set off fireworks to celebrate shortly after Napoli beat Juventus in an empty stadium in Rome on Wednesday.Nearly 35,000 people have died in Italy from the coronavirus. The Campania region that includes Naples has accounted for 431 of those deaths.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___The second-tier United Soccer League Championship is preparing to resume its season on July 11 after reaching an agreement with the USL Players Association.The 35-team league had just played its season openers when play was stopped in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league says it will resume negotiations with the union on what would be their first collective bargaining agreement.___ Football coach Scott Frost ($5 million guaranteed annual salary) and men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg ($3 million) announced Thursday they would donate portions of their salaries to the department’s general operating fund.___Western Hockey League teams need their arenas at least half full next season to operate, according to the league’s commissioner.The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down large gatherings across North America over concerns of the spread of the virus. Some sports leagues are planning to return with games in empty stadiums and arenas.Major junior hockey is ticket-driven and doesn’t have a lucrative broadcast rights deal to fall back on, WHL commissioner Ron Robison said Thursday.
As the leaves turn into varying shades of orange, red and yellow and snow flurries grace the sky in Madison, it’s becoming clear the fall sports season is in its final stages. But even as those sports wind down, the competition is only increasing.The Wisconsin women’s soccer team is no exception, as the Badgers are right in the thick of the Big Ten standings and, more importantly, in the picture for an NCAA tournament berth.The first of the remaining tests left on the Badgers’ schedule kicks off Thursday at the McClimon Soccer Complex as Wisconsin (9-4-2 overall, 4-3-1 Big Ten) hosts its Border Battle rival Minnesota (9-5-2, 2-4-2).After a split this past weekend – a 2-1 double overtime loss to Nebraska last Friday and a 2-1 win over Iowa Sunday – the Badgers still have to improve on weaknesses going forward against Minnesota and future opponents.“I think we need to be a lot more consistent when we have the ball, as far as keeping it. We gave the ball away in spots that we shouldn’t have. I think, ultimately, that hurt us on transition,” sophomore midfielder McKenna Meuer said. “And if we eliminate the simple mistakes, we’ll have a lot of success.”Minnesota, meanwhile, comes into Thursday’s game having lost two of its last three matchups. Despite the recent downturn for the Gophers, they have still managed to knock off two of the Big Ten’s best teams, third-place Penn State and second-place Michigan.“They’ve played some big games and won some big games against Penn State and Michigan,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “They’re going to be really organized. They get numbers behind the ball. They’re dangerous on the counterattack, and I think that’s what we’re really going to have to pay attention too.”Wilkins considers that counterattack of the Gophers to be their most dangerous aspect, and one of the biggest focuses she has going into the Border Battle.“I think their three frontrunners are very good. I think their midfield works really hard and I think we have to figure out a way to break down their defense. Their goalkeeper has had some great games, some great saves and I think we’re really going to have to focus on our attack to be able to break them down,” Wilkins said.The Wisconsin attack could prove critical as Minnesota is hardly a prolific offensive team, averaging only a little bit more than one goal a game at an average of 1.38 goals per game. But Wilkins noted the fact that, although Minnesota may not score a lot, it takes advantage of the opportunities is does get.Still, the Golden Gophers are second to last in the Big Ten in goals scored with 22, relying on the second best defense in the conference, yielding only 15 goals in 16 games.With an air-tight defense, it is no wonder the counter-attack is a big part of the Minnesota offensive game. Keeping this in mind, Badger midfielder Kinley McNicoll elaborated on just how she and her Badger teammates can hold the Minnesota attack at bay.“We can’t let them serve the long balls, so I think if we cut off that service then our backs are going to have a field day back there. It’s a game, so balls are going to get behind, so we just got to make sure that we are dropping early,” McNicoll said.Minnesota has struggled on the road this year, going 3-4-1 away from Minneapolis while losing to the two teams – Michigan State and Northwestern – below it in the standings. But oddly enough the Gophers’ biggest win of the season against Michigan came on the road. Needless to say, Minnesota has been quite inconsistent. But regardless of records and statistics, Minnesota is still a very quality team and the intangibles of the Border Battle rivalry will undoubtedly keep the game close.“[The] Border Battle is never underestimated. You never want to lose to your arch-rival. It’s the biggest rivalry we have. Growing up here…you never want to lose to Minnesota. I know that we’re motivated 100 percent to win this game for sure,” Meuer said.With a win, Wisconsin would keep tabs on fourth place in the conference behind Nebraska, Michigan and Penn State and further their postseason hopes as tournament time draws ever nearer.
Elijah Hughes was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-ACC first team, the league announced Monday morning. Hughes leads the conference in scoring with 18.8 points per game while grabbing 4.9 rebounds and dishing 3.5 assists.Hughes received the fewest points (305) among players in the first team, but well surpassed the next-highest vote-getter, Virginia’s Mamadi Diakite (234). Hughes was cut off a list ranking the country’s best small forwards last week, and he finished fourth in ACC Player of the Year voting, which was won by Duke’s Tre Jones.He’s scored more than 20 points in 14 games for Syracuse this season, including a season-high 33 against Georgia Tech on Dec. 7.Buddy Boeheim also finished fourth in the Most Improved Player voting after a sophomore season where he averaged 15.3 points per game and converted on 36.8% of his attempts from beyond the arc this season. The Orange next play in the ACC tournament that begins on Wednesday against the winner of Virginia Tech and North Carolina. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 9, 2020 at 12:18 pm Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MikeJMcCleary
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte declared his sideâ€™s Premier League title defence over after Marko Arnautovicâ€™s goal condemned the champions to a 1-0 defeat at West Ham United yesterday.Chelseaâ€™s defeat, their first in eight league games, left them 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, who visit second-placed Manchester United todayâ€™s Manchester derby. â€œWe have to consider that this is the fourth game weâ€™ve lost in 16 games,â€ Conte told Sky Sports at the London Stadium. â€œIn my previous experience, it wonâ€™t be possible to fight for the title. With four defeats in 16 games, we must have another target.â€Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur ended a run of four games without victory with a thumping 5-1 home win over Stoke City at Wembley in which Harry Kane scored twice.Having previously been beaten by Burnley, Manchester City and Crystal Palace, Chelsea have lost just one fewer game than in the entirety of their triumphant 2016-17 campaign.Austria international Arnautovic struck in the sixth minute, neatly exchanging passes with Manuel Lanzini and cutting inside Cesar Azpilicueta before curling a low shot past Thibaut Courtois.It was West Hamâ€™s first win in nine league games and confirmed the progress they have made under new manager David Moyes, who saw his side narrowly beaten 2-1 at Manchester City last weekend.â€œThe win, the spirit of the team, how they stuck together and more importantly a lot of the basics were done well today,â€ said Moyes. â€œAll that really pleased me.â€West Ham remain in the relegation zone, but they are now level on points with fourth-bottom West Bromwich Albion, who lost 1-0 at Swansea City in Alan Pardewâ€™s second game as manager.Spurs claimed a fourth successive four-goal win over Stoke, making Mauricio Pochettinoâ€™s side the first team to have won by four goals in four consecutive English top-flight meetings with the same opponents.Son Heung-Minâ€™s cross was deflected in via Stoke defenders Kurt Zouma and Ryan Shawcross to put Spurs ahead and Son made it 2-0 by rattling in a pass from Dele Alli in the 53rd minute.Kaneâ€™s two goals â€“ a header from a Ben Davies cross and a left-foot curler â€“ took his tally for the season to 18 in all competitions and Christian Eriksen completed the rout.Spurs moved above Arsenal into fifth place on goal difference ahead of their local rivalsâ€™ trip to Southampton today while Stoke, who replied through Shawcross, have now lost 1 000 top-flight games.â€œThat is how we need to play from now,â€ said Spurs manager Pochettino.â€Consistency between now and the end of the season is so important if we want to finish in the top four. The team showed their true quality.â€Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Lakers’ Anthony Davis says not winning a title would be one of his ‘biggest failures’ “I want to be the ultimate professional and the best teammate,” Holiday said. “When people talk about me, I want them to say, ‘Jrue can really hoop.’ That’s it. I’m here to play basketball. I’m here to help my teammates. I just want to be known as a good basketball player. Obviously, winning is a big part of that and I want to be known as a winner. That’s the ultimate goal.”The Pelicans signed veterans Derrick Favors and JJ Redick this offseason, as well. Zion Williamson says he wants to stay with Pelicans for entire career Holiday, who has been with the Pelicans since 2013-14, said Williamson has already made an impact.“You can see just how much joy he’s brought to the city,” Holiday told The Athletic. “I don’t want to put too much on him because it can be hard to carry something like that at such a young age. I know he’s a freakish athlete and a smart kid. If anyone can carry that burden, it would probably be him.” Related News Jrue Holiday is ready for the Pelicans’ next chapter.New Orleans roster underwent a major overhaul this summer as the team selected former Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick and sent star Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks. Holiday and Davis are close friends off the court. Holiday said it would be “different” playing against the 26-year-old star.“Obviously I grew up a Lakers fan, so it’s cool to see (Davis) go there. But I still want to beat him — hands down,” Holiday said during the interview. “It’s going to be different seeing him on the other side because we know each other so well. But he knows when we play (the Lakers), it’s going to be a battle. I’m going to want that win just as badly as he does.”Holiday, 29, averaged a career-high 21.2 points — along with 7.7 assists— while shooting 47.2% from the field last season. He also added 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Pelicans’ David Griffin thinks future of team is ‘crazy’ good
Michael Jordan (R) of the Chicago Bulls is guarded by Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz 03 June 1998 in game one of the NBA Finals at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES / AFP PHOTO / JEFF HAYNESMichael Jordan may have put this pair to rest before he won he won his sixth ring, but the Air Jordan 13 is still one of the brand’s most iconic silhouette.And the same black-red colorway His Airness wore during the 1998 Playoffs, and a few games into the 1998 Finals against the Utah Jazz, is set for another retro release.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Affectionately called “Breds” as a contraction of “black and red,” the shoe (P9,445) will be released on August 19 with Titan serving as the Philippines’ main distributor.The colorway last released on December 1, 2013—a good nine years after its second going back in 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate 9-man Chelsea loses 3-2 to Burnley to open EPL title defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’