Redmi 7 retail box teased ahead of March 18 launch

first_imgXiaomi is all set to launch the Redmi Note 7 Pro in China on March 18. Alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the company is gearing up to announce a “new product”. It is the Redmi 7. Ahead of the launch, a lot has been revealed about the Redmi 7 by the company itself. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has said that the company has very high expectations of the Redmi 7 and hence Xiaomi should work towards meeting high demand. Jun also revealed the expected price of the Redmi 7. Ahead of the launch the retail box of the Redmi 7 has now been leaked in a picture.The photo showing the retail box of the Redmi 7 has been posted by none other than Redmi President Lu Weibing on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The retail box just mentions “Redmi 7” on top of the phone. The photo doesn’t show the phone.Ahead of the launch Redmi 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours. In fact, the Redmi 7 was spotted on TENAA benchmarking site. The benchmarking listing revealed the full specs of the Redmi 7. The Xiaomi phone is expected to sport the same design as the Redmi Note 7, this means the phone will come with dual tone design, dot drop notch, slim bezels, dual rear cameras, among others.As far as the specs are concerned the Redmi 7 is expected to come with a 6.26-inch LCD HD+ display with screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and aspect ratio of 19:9. The TENAA listing suggests that the Redmi 7 will be powered by an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. The Redmi 7 is said to be available in three variants — 2GB RAM/16GB storage, 3GB RAM/32GB storage, and 6GB RAM/64GB storage. The benchmark listing reveals Redmi 7 may run on Android 9 Pie based on MIUI 10 out-of-the-box.advertisement On the camera front, the Redmi 7 will likely sport two cameras on the rear panel. The main will be a 12-megapixel camera. The information on the secondary rear camera is yet to be revealed. The back cameras will come packed with lots of AI. On the front the Redmi 7 is tipped to include an 8-megapixel camera for clicking selfies. The Redmi 7 will include a big 4000mAh battery.Xiaomi CEO confirmed the expected price of the Redmi 7 back in January this year via a Weibo post. Jun revealed that the Redmi 7 will be priced between 700 Yuan and 8000 yuan which roughly translate to Rs 7,000 and Rs 8,000. This price may be for the base 2GB RAM +16GB storage model.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi 7 March 18 launch: Dual tone design, full specs, expected price, India launch and all you must knowALSO READ | Redmi 7 launching on March 18 with Redmi Note 7-like design, confirms Xiaomilast_img read more


PSG win legal battle with UEFA over FFP investigation

first_imgParis St Germain have won a legal battle against UEFA after European football’s governing body tried to reopen its investigation into the French club’s spending on transfer fees and wages.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday it had upheld PSG’s appeal against UEFA on the grounds that the body took too long to review its own decision to clear the French champions of breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.The judgement is separate to an ongoing investigation by UEFA regarding PSG’s 2017-18 finances – the season in which the club signed Neymar in a world record 222 million euros ($252 million) deal from Barcelona and Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco.In June last year, the Investigatory Chamber of UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) cleared PSG of breaking UEFA’s break-even rules, yet later that month, the CFCB chairman ordered the Adjudicatory Chamber to review the decision.The Adjudicatory Chamber then ruled in September that the case should be referred back to the Investigatory Chamber for further review.PSG’s appeal to have that decision annulled was upheld by CAS.The club successfully argued that UEFA missed the deadline set out in the CFCB’s Procedural Rules, which allow for a 10-day period during which any review should be instigated and completed.UEFA said in a statement it would consider amending or clarifying its rules to avoid the same happening in the future.Also Read | Xavi says 48-team Qatar World Cup would be too longlast_img read more


Barcelona set date for Dembele surgery

first_imgBarcelona Date set for Dembele surgery as Barcelona prepare to be without €105m man for four months Chris Burton 17:39 18/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Ousmane Dembele Getafe Barcelona Getty Barcelona Ousmane Dembélé Primera División The France international winger suffered a hamstring tear against Getafe on Saturday and will now go under the knife in Finland Barcelona have revealed that €105 million signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on his injured hamstring on Tuesday.The France international winger was forced off after just 28 minutes against Getafe on Saturday and was replaced by Gerard Deulofeu.Barca revealed during the game that Dembele had suffered a hamstring problem and he has now flown to Finland for an operation. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing A statement on the club’s official website read: “First team player Ousmane Dembele travelled on Monday morning to Helsinki, Finland, where he will undergo surgery to repair a rupture of the biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh.“Dembele was accompanied by team physician, Dr. Ricard Pruna.“Dembele will be operated on Tuesday by Dr. Sakari Orava. Following the surgery, the Club will provide a medical statement.”Barca announced on Sunday that they expect to be without Dembele’s services for a prolonged period of time.They said: “He is expected to be out for between three-and-a-half months and four months.”Dembele has made just three appearances for Barca since joining from Borussia Dortmund in a club-record transfer.If he is to sit out the next four months, then he will not come back into contention until mid-January.Ernesto Valverde’s side have a number of important fixtures to take in before then, as they look to chase down major honours at home and in Europe, including a Clasico clash with Real Madrid on December 23.They have made a positive start to the 2017-18 campaign, though, with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Getafe seeing them collect a fifth successive victory in all competitions.last_img read more


Ancelotti jokes about Milan job share

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti I could share a job with Montella! – Ancelotti jokes about next role Jack Davies Last updated 2 years ago 22:34 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) CarloAncelotti-cropped Getty Images Carlo Ancelotti Milan Bayern München Bundesliga The former Bayern boss has said that he will be on “holiday” for the next 10 months and says that he doesn’t want to come back earlier than that Carlo Ancelotti joked that he could share a coaching job with AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella but ruled out taking on a role in international football.Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern Munich last month following a 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League amid claims relations had broken down between the Italian and a number of his experienced squad members.Bayern Munich 13/2 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The former Real Madrid head coach has since been linked as a possible replacement for Montella at San Siro, with Milan sitting seventh in Serie A after seven matches.Montella quipped last week that he would be happy to have Ancelotti as his assistant and vice versa, but Ancelotti has come up with a plan that would see the pair share responsibilities.”Montella said he would like to be my assistant and I would be happy to be his,” he said. “We will manage one game each in turn. We only have to find the club willing to do this.”On a more serious note, Ancelotti outlined his plans to take an extended break from football.”Now I am on holiday and will be for about 10 months,” he added. “I don’t want to come back earlier than that but inside I still want to coach every single day, therefore I don’t think I would join a national team.”Asked whether his players turned on him at Bayern, Ancelotti concluded: “I respected all of them, but as a manager I have to make choices to put 11 on the pitch and seven on the bench.”It is up to each player’s intelligence to accept my choices and up to the club to back its manager.”last_img read more


Harrison headlines Goal’s MLS U-21 Best XI

first_imgMLS Jack Harrison headlines Goal’s MLS U-21 Best XI Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 2 years ago 10:35 11/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jack Harrison MLS NYCFC 04292017 Greg Bartram MLS The New York City FC and England U-21 winger joins a quartet of Real Salt Lake players on Goal’s list of Major League Soccer’s best young players New York City FC winger Jack Harrison enjoyed a breakout 2017, following up his outstanding rookie year with a second season that helped earn him a call-up to England’s stacked Under-21 national team.Harrison’s season also earned him the distinction of being Goal’s pick for MLS Young Player of the Year, as the top player 21 and younger in the league this season.Major League Soccer teams don’t have the best reputation for playing young players, but this year saw many youngsters enjoy breakout seasons, including several who arrived last winter on loan from the international market. A half-dozen of those players are included in Goal’s MLS U-21 Best XI, showcasing the league’s most impressive young talent this season. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player While other teams hit the foreign market to land young talent, Real Salt Lake set the standard domestically, with three players from its highly regarded academy featuring prominently this season. RSL also found its own young foreign star with the acquisition of Jefferson Savarino, who was outstanding this season, earning a permanent move to the Western Conference club.So who were the best young players in MLS this season? Here are Goal’s selections for the MLS Under-21 Best XI (players born after 1995):ZACK STEFFEN, Columbus CrewZach Steffen MLS Columbus Crew 05312017No, Steffen isn’t 21 (he’s 22), but as the second-youngest starting goalkeeper in the league behind Jesse Gonzalez (also 22), Steffen gets the nod as our pick in goal and the only overage player in our U-21 Best XI. The Columbus Crew netminder started all 34 matches for his club, posting nine shutouts and finishing tied for fifth in MLS in saves.Steffen’s impressive first full season as a pro starter has only gotten better in the playoffs, where his heroics in the knockout-round win against Atlanta United, followed by his big saves in the second leg of a series win against New York City FC cemented his status as one of the league’s best.Gonzalez was one of the few bright spots on an FC Dallas team that endured a disappointing season, while 23-year-old Alex Bono also impressed after taking over as Toronto FC’s starter.JUSTEN GLAD, Real Salt LakeJusten Glad MLS Real Salt Lake 041616.jpgGlad took a major step forward as a player, maturing into a reliable central defender with a well-rounded game in 2017. After returning from a good showing at the Under-20 World Cup Glad played a key role in RSL’s push for a playoff spot, which fell just short in the final weekend. The 20-year-old homegrown player started fewer matches in 2017 (18) than in 2016 (27) but there is no denying how much his game improved. From his one-on-one defending to his passing, Glad finished the season as one of the best young defenders in the league, blossoming under the tutelage of Mike Petke.Panamanian defender Michael Murillo gets honorable mention after establishing himself as a regular starter for the New York Red Bulls in the second half of the season. The versatile 21-year-old defender made 15 starts for the Red Bulls, scoring two goals. DANILO ACOSTA, Real Salt LakeDanny Acosta RSL 09302017Another player who impressed at the Under-20 World Cup, Acosta established himself as RSL’s regular left back and by the end of the season was rock solid. The 19-year-old converted defensive midfielder made 16 starts for RSL in 2017, recording two assists.Seattle defender Nouhou Tolo made the successful transition from USL regular in 2016 to reliable starting left back in the second half of 2017. The 20-year-old Cameroonian made 19 regular season appearances.ANTON WALKES, Atlanta UnitedAnton Walkes Atlanta UnitedThe Tottenham loanee beat out veteran Tyrone Mears for the starting right back job midway through the season and never looked back, starting 17 of Atlanta United’s final 18 regular season matches. Walkes scored two goals and established himself as a capable fullback, though his future in Atlanta remains uncertain after he signed a new contract with Tottenham in September.Colorado Rapids rookie Kortne Ford merits honorable mention after being one of the few bright spots in a disappointing season for his club. The 21-year-old Rapids homegrown player made 19 starts in central defense.TYLER ADAMS, New York Red BullsTyler Adams MLS Red Bulls 10252017The best teenager in MLS in 2017, Adams blossomed as a regular starter for the New York Red Bulls. He started out in a defensive midfield role, but eventually transitioned into a right wing back after the Red Bulls changed their system.A standout for the United States at the U-20 World Cup, Adams finished the regular season having made 19 starts for the Red Bulls, recording two goals and four assists. The 18-year-old’s play earned him a U.S. national team call-up for the November friendly against Portugal.Orlando City’s Tommy Redding set a new career record for minutes played (1406) and the U.S. Under-20 central defender should be a big part of the Lions’ future.ARTUR, Columbus CrewArtur MLS Columbus Crew 10152017Anyone who has watched Artur play will probably have come away amazed at the fact he is just 21. On loan to the Columbus Crew from Brazilian club Sao Paulo, Artur overcame wrist and thigh injuries at different parts of the season to become a key figure in the Crew’s midfield.The Brazilian midfielder’s high work rate and smooth movement made him the perfect midfield partner for Wil Trapp, and helped the Crew hit their stride in the final months of the regular season and into the playoffs. He recorded three assists and posted a team-high 56 tackles during the regular season.YANGEL HERRERA, New York City FCYangel Herrera MLS NYCFC 07222017A highly regarded prospect in South America when he signed with Manchester City, Herrera joined NYCFC on loan and established himself as a starter ahead of the fading Andrea Pirlo. The 19-year-old Herrera followed up a Silver Ball-winning performance at the Under-20 World Cup with an impressive run as a central midfield starter for Patrick Vieira’s side.Herrera made 14 starts for NYCFC, registering a goal and two assists. He also played his way into a role with the Venezuelan senior national team, and closed out 2017 as NYCFC’s starter. Whether he returns in 2018 remains to be seen, but there’s no denying Herrera’s time in MLS has helped him develop.JEFFERSON SAVARINO, Real Salt LakeJefferson Savarino MLS Real Salt Lake 07042017Signed in May on loan from Venezuelan side Zulia as a young designated player, Savarino made a dramatic impact for RSL, especially in the second half of the season, when RSL turned around results to come within a game of reaching the playoffs.Savarino finished with six goals and five assists, the most assists of any Under-21 player in MLS. RSL exercised its purchase option on Savarino after the season, ensuring his return to RSL in 2018.If international performances were factored in, Alphonso Davies would have broken into the U-21 Best XI, but his modest contributions for Vancouver in 2017 (1,053 minutes played, one assist) earned him an honorable mention.JACK HARRISON, New York City FCJack Harrison MLS NYCFC 08062017After an impressive rookie season, Harrison followed that up with a true breakout sophomore campaign, emerging as NYCFC’s second-best attacking threat. He punished teams that paid too much attention to David Villa, registering 10 goals and three assists.Harrison was one of the most effective wingers in the league, finishing fifth in successful dribbles and third among midfielders in successful crosses. He also showed durability, playing in all 34 regular season matches for NYCFC.Montreal homegrown player Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla turned heads in 2017, registering two goals and two assists and playing 1,146 minutes — decent numbers for an 18-year-old in just his second pro season.BROOKS LENNON, Real Sal LakeBrooks Lennon Real Salt Lake MLS 040117An RSL homegrown player who came back home on loan from Liverpool, Lennon showed why he was such a highly regarded prospect when he was part of RSL’s academy. He finished the season with three goals and four assists, making 15 starts.Lennon also boosted his stock as one of the standout attacking players for the U.S. at the Under-20 World Cup.Sporting Kansas City’s Latif Blessing was a revelation for Peter Vermes’ side, giving SKC a much-needed speed option up top, and earning U-21 Best XI honorable mention. The Ghanaian forward finished with three goals and an assist in 20 appearances.ALBERTH ELIS, Houston DynamoAlberth Elis MLS Houston Dynamo 10262017A young designated player acquired on loan from Monterrey, Elis quickly established himself as a speedy attacking threat capable of terrorizing fullbacks and center backs alike. The Honduran national team standout finished the regular season with 10 goals and four assists in 26 appearances.The 21-year-old attacker has continued to play a key role in Houston’s surprising run through the playoffs, and he will have a big part to play in Honduras’ quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.Sporting KC forward Daniel Salloi was another player who benefited from the departure of Dom Dwyer, earning U-21 Best XI honorable mention in the process. The 21-year-old homegrown player notched three goals and an assist, logging 1172 minutes.GOAL’S MLS U-21 BEST XI TEAMGFX Goal MLS U21 Best XIlast_img read more


World Cup 2018 seeding: All you need to know

first_imgWorld Cup World Cup 2018 seeding: Pots, procedure & all you need to know ahead of the draw Goal Last updated 1 year ago 17:30 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) FIFA World Cup 2014 draw Getty Images World Cup The draw for the biggest sporting event in the world takes place at the beginning of December and Goal brings you all the details The 2018 World Cup is just over six months away and all 32 finalists are now known.Dabblebet’s World Cup odds hereBefore the tournament kicks off next June, the participating teams will be divided into eight groups by way of a draw and managers will then be able to begin preparing for their opponents. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Teams have already been placed into seeding pots for the draw, which is set to take place today. With a matter of hours to go, Goal takes a look at the World Cup seeding pots and how the draw will work.WORLD CUP 2018 SEEDING World Cup TrophyHow is the seeding decided?The seeding for the 2018 World Cup draw is based on the FIFA ranking for October 2017 . There are four seeding pots, each containing eight teams. Pot 1 contains hosts Russia and the highest ranking teams, with the next eight highest ranked teams in Pot 2 and so on.World Cup 2018 qualified teams & seeding potsFIFA world ranking in brackets Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Russia (Hosts) Spain (8) Denmark (19) Serbia (38) Germany (1) Peru (10) Iceland (21) Nigeria (41) Brazil (2) Switzerland (11) Costa Rica (22) Australia (43) Portugal (3) England (12) Sweden (25) Japan (44) Argentina (4) Colombia (13) Tunisia (28) Morocco (48) Belgium (5) Mexico (16) Egypt (30) Panama (49) Poland (6) Uruguay (17) Senegal (32) South Korea (62) France (7) Croatia (18) Iran (34) Saudi Arabia (63) WHEN IS THE 2018 WORLD CUP DRAW? World Cup trophyThe draw for the 2018 World Cup takes place on Friday, December 1 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.A number of high profile figures will be involved in the draw, including the all-time World Cup top scorer Miroslav Klose, who will carry the trophy onto the stage.Former England international Gary Lineker and Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya will conduct the draw with the help of assistants.Russian football hero Nikita Simonyan, who reached the quarter finals of the 1958 World Cup with the USSR, is one of the draw assistants, with FIFA confirming that Laurent Blanc, Carles Puyol, Cafu, Gordon Banks, Diego Forlan, Fabio Cannavaro and Diego Maradona will also be involved.You can check out our full breakdown of the draw here .World Cup draw procedureThe 32 qualified finalists will be drawn into eight groups of four, which will be labelled from A to H. Seeding Pots 1 to 4 will be completely emptied by allocating each of their eight teams to a different group.FIFA confirmed in September that the principle of keeping teams from the same confederation apart would be retained. So, for example, Brazil, who are in Pot 1, cannot be paired with Colombia, who are also part of CONMEBOL (the South American confederation).An exception applies to UEFA teams, with FIFA ruling that up to two teams from the European confederation can be drawn in the same group.FIFA has helpfully produced an explainer video, which you can watch above.last_img read more


‘Winning UEL won’t convince Alexis & Ozil to stay’

first_imgPremier League Winning Europa League unlikely to keep Alexis & Ozil at Arsenal, says Smith Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 17:31 12/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alexis Sanchez Mesut Ozil Arsenal Getty Premier League Arsenal UEFA Europa League Mesut Özil A. Sánchez Transfers The former Gunners striker doubts that a challenge for a continental crown will convince two players running down their deals to pen fresh terms Winning the Europa League is unlikely to convince contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to stay at Arsenal, according to Alan Smith.The Gunners dropped out of the Champions League places last season and no longer have that bargaining chip in discussions with the two players running down their current deals.Arsene Wenger’s side have, however, progressed to the round of 32 in their current continental quest, with Swedish minnows Ostersunds awaiting them at that stage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal are expected to mount a serious challenge for the crown, despite having made sweeping changes to their side in the tournament so far, but Smith doubts that even a repeat of Manchester United’s triumph from 2016-17 would be enough to get Sanchez and Ozil to pen fresh terms.“I do not think it would persuade them to stay if they won the Europa League,” the former Gunners striker told Sky Sports.“Jose Mourinho at one stage in the season went ‘I’ll put all my eggs in one basket’, and it paid off.“That’s not always going to be the case.Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, 17/18“I think for Arsene Wenger he could go both ways.“He is playing a totally different 11 in the Europa League anyway, it’s not like he’s mixing and matching.“I think he will go that way for as long as possible.“I think if they are in seventh position with no chance of getting into the Champions League spots then yes, he will probably do that [play his strongest side] in the latter stages, if they are still there.”A top-four challenge in the Premier League remains Arsenal’s main focus at present, with the Gunners currently sat fifth in the table – one point back on Liverpool in the final Champions League spot.They have also made it through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and will start another FA Cup campaign in January, so will need to decide where their priorities lie when it comes to knockout competition – domestic challenges or a European trophy hunt. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


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Villanova cruise through to Final Four, joining Kansas, Michigan and Loyola

first_imgVillanova are going back to the Final Four, and the underdogs should get ready for the top-seeded Wildcats.Eric Paschall had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the 2016 national champions beat Texas Tech 71-59 in a cold-shooting East regional championship on Sunday to reach the Final Four for the second time in three years. Villanova (34-4) will play the winner of the Midwest final between top-seeded Kansas and No2 seed Duke. Sunday’s winners will join 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago and their talismanic nun Sister Jean, along with No3 Michigan in the national semi-finals on Saturday in San Antonio. Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Read more Share on Twitter NCAA Share on Messenger Jalen Brunson had 15 points, and Donte DeVincenzo scored 12 with eight of the Wildcats’ 51 rebounds. After starting four guards, Texas Tech (27-10) grabbed just 33 boards and shot just 18 free throws compared to 35 for Villanova and lost the chance to play for a championship in their home state.The teams matched each other with 33% shooting from the floor and Villanova, one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in NCAA history, made just four of 24 from beyond the arc. The Wildcats need seven to set a Division I single-season record.They’ll get that chance in the Final Four. “Wasn’t really a pretty offensive game. But we played pretty good defensively too,” said Villanova coach Jay Wright, whose team spent eight weeks in two different stints as the No1 team in The Associated Press Top 25 this season.“That’s why I give Texas Tech credit, they did a great job,” Wright said. “But we don’t rely on our shooting. There’s a lot more to the game. Our guys take pride in that. We never worry about missing shots. It’s fun when they go in but we don’t worry about missing them.” No1 Kansas 85, No2 Duke 81 (OT)Malik Newman and top-seeded Kansas got past their Elite Eight road block on Sunday, knocking off second-seeded Duke 85-81 in overtime in a thrilling Midwest regional finale that clinched the Jayhawks’ first trip to the Final Four since 2012.Newman scored all 13 of the Jayhawks’ points in overtime and finished with a career-high 32 to lead Kansas (31-7). The Jayhawks will face fellow top seed Villanova in San Antonio on Saturday after snapping a two-game losing skid in the regional finals.This was college basketball at its best – two blue bloods trading blows for 45 minutes in what was arguably the best game of the tournament so far, one that featured 18 lead changes and 11 ties.But Newman drilled his fifth and final 3 from the corner to make it 81-78 with 1:49 left. Newman followed with four straight free throws, and the Jayhawks defense stiffened enough to knock the favored Blue Devils out of the tournament.Trevon Duval scored 20 points for Duke. Freshman star and future lottery pick Marvin Bagley added 16 points and 10 rebounds in what could have been his final game for Duke (29-8), which fell shy its first Final Four trip since winning the national title in 2015.Grayson Allen had 12 points for the Blue Devils, but the senior’s 10-foot bank shot at the regulation buzzer went in and then out of the rim before spinning away to force overtime. Share on WhatsApp Ramble on! Loyola Chicago tip Kansas State to reach first Final Four in 55 years Reuse this content NCAA tournament US sports … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Topics NCAA tournament 2018 College sports Share on Pinterest Share via Email news College basketballlast_img read more


London Marathon warnings issued with race set to be warmest on record

first_imgnews Topics Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Read more Athletics “Remember that as you are running clothing becomes wetter, you may experience chafing. Consider taping sensitive areas such as nipples and using petroleum jelly to help prevent chafing. And be careful not to overdrink – drinking too much water can be dangerous and lead to hyponatremia [water intoxication].”Organisers have urged runners to follow the four Ds – drink water, douse it over the head and back of the neck, drain the bottle by squeezing out any liquid, and drop it for the recycling team to collect.The race director, Hugh Brasher, also reminded anyone runners planning to wear fancy dress to “look at whether it’s appropriate in the conditions” – particularly if their kit is heavy.“It is difficult to say what someone can or cannot do,” he said. “But if you are running with a fridge on your back, then you should be thinking about going an awful lot slower than you thought about previously.”Brasher also said that runners must use their common sense in the conditions – even if that meant stopping before the finish.“Do not think that you have to keep going and that there is any valour in doing that. There is not. This is a fun event for tens of thousands of people, three quarters of which are raising huge amounts for charity. We want it to stay a fun event. That is why we are giving people this advice.”Brasher also urged spectators not to bring portable fridges with them to watch the race. “We have full clean-up operations but I would have to say I would rather someone did not leave a fridge by the side of the road.” Share on Pinterest The 50,000 fun runners taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday have been urged to go slower than planned and avoid fancy dress on what is expected to be the hottest day in the race’s history.Temperatures are forecast to peak at 23C on Sunday afternoon – beating 22.2C in 1996 and 2007. Organisers have ordered thousands of bottles of extra water and ice, and set up six shower stations on the course so runners can cool down.In an email sent to all entrants the London Marathon medical director, Professor Sanjay Sharma, warned: “Listen to your body. If you feel thirsty, drink water. If you feel overly tired, slow down. If you feel unwell in any way, visit one of the 39 first aid stations on the course.center_img Share on Twitter Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email London Marathon Mary Keitany targets Paula Radcliffe’s London record with pacemaker aid Since you’re here… UK weather Reuse this contentlast_img read more


Lucas completes £25m Tottenham move

first_imgTransfers Lucas Moura completes £25m Tottenham move from PSG Bruno Andrade Last updated 1 year ago 02:29 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Lucas Moura Tottenham Getty Images Transfers Tottenham Hotspur PSG Premier League The 25-year-old had been heavily linked with several Premier League sides, but it was Mauricio Pochettino’s team that eventually sealed his signature Lucas Moura has completed his medical at Tottenham and his £25 million move from Paris Saint-Germain is now finalised.The Brazil international was consistently linked with a move away from PSG during the January window, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Nantes among the sides linked with him.But Spurs won the race for Lucas’ signature, with the midfielder having arrived from the French capital to undergo a medical with Mauricio Pochettino’s side earlier this week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The most important thing is to play,” Lucas told Spurs TV . “Here, I think it’s a new challenge to show my talent, my quality.”It’s also a big club. The history of the club is very interesting. It’s a pleasure for me to play for Tottenham.”Tottenham have now completed their first January deadline day signing since 2015, when they brought in Dele Alli from MK Dons.Frozen out by the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Brazil team-mate Neymar, Lucas had not started any league games for PSG this season and featured in just six matches in all competitions.The 25-year-old has not played since coming on as a late substitute against Strasbourg in a Coupe de la Ligue tie in December, with his last Ligue 1 appearance coming in November.  pic.twitter.com/2geSeK0U6b — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 31 de enero de 2018 Lucas will now hope a solid second half of the season with Tottenham helps him muscle a way back into Tite’s Brazil plans, after spending almost two years in the international wilderness since his last cap in 2016.But Lucas will have to wait to get back on the pitch as he is not be eligible for selection against Manchester United on Wednesday, having missed Tuesday’s 12pm deadline.”It’s a big challenge for me, a new chapter in my life,” Lucas said in a video posted on Twitter . “I’m so excited to play, to get to know the new stadium and the new fans. I’m sure we can do big things together. It’s really a pleasure for me to be here.”🇧🇷 @LucasMoura7 has a message for you all… #BemVindoLucas pic.twitter.com/IFWF5VxICA — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2018 Lucas joined PSG from Sao Paulo in January 2013 for a reported £38m and went on to win four league titles and make 229 appearances in all competitions, scoring 46 times and setting up 43.Nilo Effori, one of the lawyers involved in the deal, believes Lucas now has the chance to get his career back on track in north London.“Now in Tottenham, Lucas will have the best opportunity to resume his winning career. Mauricio Pochettino was very anxious about hiring him,” Effori said.”It is enough to play in the Premier League, which is the most competitive league in the world, and will also be available to play in the Champions League”.PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, meanwhile, thanked Lucas for his service to the club and said he “will always have a special place in the heart of our supporters.”“He always gave his very best to try and help the team win,” Al-Khelaifi added. “Thanks to Paris Saint-Germain, he discovered elite European football and we shared all together so many unforgettable moments. I would like to thank him for the five years he played with the Paris Saint-Germain jersey.last_img read more


Salah & Firmino sink sorry Saints

first_imgSouthampton 0 Liverpool 2: Firmino and Salah move Reds to within two points of Man Utd Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 02:21 2/12/18 salah-firmino-cropped Getty Images Liverpool moved to within two points of Manchester United thanks to a 2-0 win at Southampton – Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino starring. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah once again led the way for Liverpool as the Reds ran out 2-0 winners at Southampton to close within two points of second-place Manchester United.It was by no means a vintage display from Jurgen Klopp’s men, but they did ultimately cruise thanks to the individual quality of Firmino and Salah, who have now scored 34 of Liverpool’s 61 Premier League goals this term.Any hopes Mauricio Pellegrino had of his side keeping things tight early on vanished after just six minutes, as Liverpool punished a Wesley Hoedt error to open the scoring through Firmino – the alert Salah setting him up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Southampton were the better side for the remainder of the first half, but visiting goalkeeper Loris Karius ensured they failed to make the most of their superiority and a glorious exchange in which Firmino repaid the favour to Salah in the 42nd minute saw Liverpool double the lead against the run of play.29 – Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 29 @premierleague goals this season (22 goals, 7 assists); the most by a @LFC player in their debut season for the club in the competition. Heroic. pic.twitter.com/4YNjRW3Xqg— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 11, 2018Liverpool – who had Virgil van Dijk making his first return to St Mary’s Stadium since his £75million move – looked rather more switched on at the back in the second half and Southampton’s chances dried up.Klopp’s side could have added further gloss to the scoreline as they missed a couple more opportunities, but Southampton never looked like fighting back and Liverpool successfully capitalised on United’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United earlier on Sunday.One mistake was all it took for Southampton to find themselves behind early on, with Hoedt culpable.The Dutch defender completely missed his kick when trying to deal with a long ball and Salah pounced in a flash, showing great awareness to square to Firmino, who confidently slotted past Alex McCarthy.Southampton responded well and exerted pressure on their visitors, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg forcing Karius into action from close range in the 18th minute.Karius, easily the busier of the two goalkeepers, was tested again just before the half-hour mark, halting Guido Carrillo’s header from a James Ward-Prowse cross.And the German did brilliantly a few moments later, tipping Ward-Prowse’s header just over.Southampton were ultimately made to rue their missed chances when Salah finished with aplomb after a brilliant one-two with Firmino, who set the Egyptian up with a delightful backheel just before the break.= Salah to Firmino= Firmino to SalahA beautiful combination. pic.twitter.com/rTVyYuvQrg— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 11, 2018Salah afforded Saints a let-off early in the second half, shooting over from just inside the area after a Sadio Mane effort ricocheted right into his path.The hosts were rather less effective going forward in the second period and their only chance fell to Hoedt in the 59th minute, but he could only find the side-netting when flicking on a Ward-Prowse corner.Liverpool should have put the game beyond Southampton 20 minutes from time when Firmino saw his effort saved by McCarthy and Salah put the rebound into the side-netting.Mane and substitute Adam Lallana had further opportunities in the final 15 minutes, though neither miss mattered a great deal as Liverpool clinched all three points with minimal fuss.Key Opta stats:- Jurgen Klopp has won 50 of his 95 Premier League games in charge (D28 L17) –  the ninth fastest manager to do so in terms of games (95).- Indeed, Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers had also won exactly 50 of his first 95 Premier League games in charge of the Reds (D23 L22).- Southampton have won just once in their last 14 Premier League games (D7 L6), keeping just one clean sheet in the process.- Liverpool have scored more Premier League away goals in this campaign (34) than they managed in the entirety of 2016-17 (33). – Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 29 Premier League goals this season (22 goals, 7 assists), the most by a Liverpool player in their debut season for the club in the competition.- Salah has scored 19 left-footed goals in the Premier League this term – the joint-most by a player in a single season, alongside Robbie Fowler for Liverpool in 1994-95.- Roberto Firmino has scored 20 goals in all competitions in a single season for the first time since 2013-14 with Hoffenheim (22).- Firmino has scored and assisted in 12 Premier League games, more than any other player since the start of the 2015-16 season. read morelast_img read more


Sergio Romero to miss World Cup through injury

first_imgWorld Cup Argentina announce Man Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero will miss World Cup through injury Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 06:05 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sergio Romero Argentina Getty World Cup Argentina Manchester United Premier League The Red Devils shot-stopper doesn’t get a great deal of playing time at Old Trafford, but would have been the Albiceleste’s number one in Russia Argentina have announced goalkeeper Sergio Romero will not be able to play in the World Cup due to a knee injury.Romero was expected to be Argentina’s number one goalkeeper for the World Cup, but will be unable to take the gloves in Russia following his latest injury setback.The goalkeeper was expected to start in goal for Manchester United in the FA Cup, but manager Jose Mourinho selected David de Gea due to Romero’s lack of fitness. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And the 31-year-old, who started the World Cup final as Germany edged a 1-0 win over Argentina in 2014, will now miss the chance to represent his country in Russia.Argentina’s final 23-man squad was named on Tuesday, with Inter captain Mauro Icardi cut from the initial selection confirmed by coach Jorge Sampaoli.As well as Romero, the other two goalkeepers on the initial squad were Willy Caballero of Chelsea and River Plate’s Franco Armani.[DESAFECTADO] Sergio Romero sufrió hoy un cuadro de bloqueo articular en su rodilla derecha que lo dejará fuera de la convocatoria.— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) May 22, 2018Argentina, who confirmed Romero requires surgery on his right knee, have now confirmed that Nahuel Guzman, of Liga MX side Tigres, will replace Romero in the team. .last_img read more


Arsenal icon Adams worried by Tottenham players at World Cup

first_imgWorld Cup Tottenham players could cost England at World Cup, says former Arsenal captain Adams Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 01:05 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Harry Kane, England Getty World Cup England Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The ex-England and Arsenal captain is worried by the “psyche” of a Three Lions squad heavy on Spurs players Tottenham players lack a winning mentality and will undermine England’s hopes of going all the way at the World Cup, according to Tony Adams.The ex-Arsenal defender, who captained his country at Euro 96, believes Gareth Southgate is misguided in his selection of a five-man Spurs contingent.Star striker and incumbent skipper Harry Kane is among that group and has been open in his belief that England can defy expectations to compete with the favourites in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move But Adams is concerned their lack of club success under Mauricio Pochettino will translate to the international stage.”You must be able to handle winning emotionally and mentally and if they don’t know how to win it, they aren’t going to win it,” Adams told The Sun. “I’m really worried about these Tottenham players, I don’t think they know how to win.”They’re very good players but at certain points in seasons and tournaments, you have to step up. There’s a psyche players must have.”England open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18, prior to meetings with Panama and Belgium.last_img read more


Book on Women’s Empowerment and Health: Call for Abstracts

first_imgPosted on September 13, 2010August 17, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Women’s Health and Empowerment Center of Expertise (one of three Centers in the University of California Global Health Institute) is working to develop a multidisciplinary book on women’s health and empowerment. The book will feature a set of excellent case studies that examine the application of a specific disciplinary (or multi-discplinary) approach to address the issues of women’s health and empowerment.If you are interested in submitting an abstract to be included in this important textbook, see here for the call for abstracts and case study nomination document.All abstracts must be submitted by 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) on October 15, 2010. Abstracts should be sent to Katie Gifford (giffordk@obgyn.ucsf.edu) and be in a Word document format. If you would like to discuss a concept prior to submission, please contact Katie Gifford at the above email address.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more


REFEREES BUILD ON POSITIVE 2004 NTL

first_imgWhile the NTL’s are a long and exhausting process of hard work, organization and excitement for the competitors and organisers, there is another very important and vital group of participants that often get forgotten about. Referees are a part of our tournaments, without them we probably wouldn’t exist. The 2004 NTL was no doubt the most successful NTL to date. Over 3000 players, spectators and officials converged on Coffs Harbour for the tournament, which ran smoothly and finished virtually problem-free. The touch football was of a good quality, showing why Australia is the number one ranked nation in the world and leaving the selectors with some difficult choices for the various National Squads. This year’s NTL was also a successful and enjoyable one for the referees. Barrie Keenahan, the National Director of Referees, believes that there were many highlights for the 2004 NTL that show an incredibly bright future for touch refereeing in Australia and the world. “Definitely the highlight of the tournament was the amount of female referees we had and that they were of a very high standard,” he says. “We also had a lot of referees graded to Level 6 that have many years left in the sport and a number of them are very quick and athletic. This makes for a very bright future.” Kerry Disney was awarded as the Female Referee of the Tournament for both the Open and Senior tournament. Mr Keenahan also believes that the number of referees being graded from the developing States and Territory’s was another positive outcome. “In the past it was mainly NSW and Queensland referees being graded but this year there was quite a number from all around Australia, which proves our development strategies are working. One state that really stood out was Western Australia. They had a total of 12 referees at the NTL and a number of them were awarded higher badge levels and appointed to finals. That was terrific!” Injuries are always a risk and a problem for referees, just as they are for players. But with a larger squad (meaning less games in a day), and the squad being better prepared and fitter than ever, injuries did not cause the havoc that they have in the past. The referees also benefited from the presence of the entire Coaching Panel, which meant more in-depth help and learning. For all the success and future positive signs that the 2004 NTL showed, it’s important here to mention the retirement of Rick Borg, who finished his NTL history with the whistle to kick-off the Mens Open Grand Final, the award for Male Referee of the Tournament at the Open competition and an induction into the Australian Touch Association Hall of Fame. Rick Borg has excelled as a referee at State, National and International events for the past 12 years. He has been recognised as a Team Leader for the past ten NTL’s and has been Queensland and Australia’s number one touch referee for the past 10 years. His hard work and dedication was rewarded in 1995 when he rose to the position of World’s Number one Touch Referee, a position he has held firmly for the past 8 years. In his career he has 70 test caps or his country, consisting of 46 World Cup appearances, 21 tests and 3 other internationals. “It is always going to be a shame to see the Number 1 referee in the World retire, especially when he has held that position for so many years”, says Barrie Keenahan. “It will be difficult to measure his loss both as a referee and a person.” However, Mr Keenahan also believes that the retirement of Rick Borg will open up opportunities for other referees to aim for the World’s Number 1 title. “When Rick decided to announce it would be his last NTL as a referee, quite a few more referees realised what an opportunity was available to them and there were far more stepping up to the plate in an attempt to prove to us that they are capable of taking over the Number 1 position.” “I personally do not think it will be very long before we have a referee that will go to Number 1 in the Trans Tasman series and then the next World Cup”, he says. “We have some very young, newly graded referees and their potential is really untapped, our future is very bright even without the great Rick Borg.” The Referees Panel are currently in the process of selecting State of Origin referees and will also select a World Cup referees squad later in the year. REFEREES APPOINTMENTS AND GRADINGS FROM THE 2004 NTL: OPEN AND 20 YEARS: Mens Open: Rick Borg, Keith Steel, Adam Foley Womens Open: Kerry Disney, Jenny Madders, Mike Medlin Mixed Open: Gavin West, Kim Perry, Greg Myers Mens 20’s: Dave Field, Lawre Gafa, Jason Charlton Womens 20’s: Richard O’Connor, Dave Bonser, Col Farlow Male Referee of the Tournament: Rick Borg Female Referee of the Tournament: Kerry Disney Gradings- Level 4 to Level 5: Jodie Burns- Qld Mark Fenton- NSW Brendon Hill- WA James McMahon- ACT Sam Mournehis- NSW Scott Snell- ACT Ben Webb- Qld Louis Piriz- NSW Level 5 to Level 6: Brenon Antibus- WA Dave Baggio- NSW Scott Dews- NSW Grant Hill- WA Rina Janson- NSW Dale Lawrence- Qld Luke McKenzie- NSW Victor Unal- NSW SENIOR: Mens 30’s: Lawre Gafa, Dave Baggio, Richard O’Connor Mens 35’s: Luke McKenzie, Willi Barnes, Grant Hill Mens 40’s: Kerry Disney, Barry McNamara, Dave Perry Mens 45’s: Peter Cominos, Brendon Hill, Ken Hillman Mens 50’s: Derek Shuttleworth, Damien Carlson, Mark Fenton Womens 30’s: Sharon Foster, Mick McGrath, Gordon Smith Womens 35’s: Joe LoGrande, James McMahon, Larry Kent Womens 40 years: Freda Black, Louis Piriz, Andrew Catterall Male Referee of the Tournament: Lawre Gafa Female Referee of the Tournament: Kerry Disney Gradings Level 4 to Level 5: Andrew Catterall- WA Karren Strachan- NSW Neil O’Brien- Qld Senior Level 4 to Level 5: Greg Taylor- ADF Max Slade- Qld Ron Robinson- WA Nic Altin- NSW Sally Melzer- Vic Jon Hall- SA Senior Level 5 to Level 6: Gordon Smith- NSW Ken Hillman- NT Joe LoGrande- Qld Rachel Moylelast_img read more


10 months ago​Man Utd beating Liverpool to Villarreal teenager Corral

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd beating Liverpool to Villarreal teenager Corralby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are at the head of the queue to sign Villarreal youngster Adrian Corral.The centre-back is only 16 years old. But he is now free to sign for a foreign club.He can also play at left back and is being touted as one of the top prospects in his age group.Corral would join up with United’s youth team, per Super Deporte.Liverpool also have an interest in the player. last_img


a month agoSouthampton striker Adams confident goals will come

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Adams confident goals will comeby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChe Adams is confident he will break his Southampton duck sooner rather than later.The Saints striker, signed from Birmingham City in the summer, is yet to score in the top-flight after having an excellent pre-season.Adams said: “The most important thing is I’m getting into good positions to score goals. Hopefully one will go in for me.”As a striker, these things happen, and you’ve just got to keep at it. We got the three points on Saturday and that’s all that matters.”Goals give you confidence and three points give you confidence. It’s all positive and I will go again in the next game.” last_img read more


23 days ago​Leeds return to top with win over West Brom

first_img​Leeds return to top with win over West Bromby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United are back on top of the Championship with a hard fought 1-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion.A goal from Ezgjan Alioski was enough to ensure that Leeds got the win and a crucial three points.West Brom had come into the game unbeaten since the start of the league season.But their run was ended by Marcelo Bielsa’s side last night.West Brom are only a point behind Leeds in the table, in what promises to be a fantastic battle for automatic promotion.And they will take heart from the way they made Leeds work for this result. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img


23 days agoMan Utd hero Ince: Rashford a worry; he’s no Cantona

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Ince: Rashford a worry; he’s no Cantonaby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince is ‘worried’ about the form of Marcus Rashford.Ince feels the striker is low on confidence.He said, “Marcus Rashford is a concern for me, he’s struggling. You do need to remember that he’s played a lot of football for a kid so young, and there is so much pressure on him because United are so reliant on him. They haven’t gone out and bought a centre-forward, so the onus is on Rashford to perform consistently. United simply haven’t got a lethal striker, and Rashford doesn’t look like that to me yet either. The way he’s being played at the minute, and the over-reliance on him, is really impacting his performances and he knows that. “As a young player you will lose your confidence, Rashford is clearly a little bit down and not quite right, and that’s where the leaders at the club need to recognise that and pull him up. “He’s a talented player, but it’s not working for him at the moment. Technically he’s very good, but for me he lacks composure. When you look at players like Eric Cantona, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, the composure they had was incredible.”With Rashford, he gets a little touch excited and he either smashes it or looks unsure. My advice for him would to be to get out on that training ground, afternoon after afternoon, and work on it. Ole needs to get him working on it too, just take him to one side with a coach and get him working on his composure. It will improve him as a player – and in turn his confidence will come back too.”- Paul Ince was speaking to Paddy Power last_img read more