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REVEALED: Solskjaer key to Man Utd plans for Norwegian transfer marketby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe presence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back with Manchester United is helping their new recruitment push across his native Norway.The Manchester Evening News says Molde wonderkid Erling Haaland, who won his chance under Solskjaer, has been watched extensively since scoring four goals in front of United scout Tommy Moller Nielsen back in July.United hope to take Ranheim youngster Odin Thiago Holm on trial in 2019 after the midfielder caught the eye at the Sambor Youth Cup in Poland last summer with five goals from midfield.And United’s head of scouting and recruitment, David Harrison, was pictured in Tromso in October with Isak Hansen-Aaron among those grabbing his attention.The 14-year-old spent time at United in December, 2017, where he was put through his paces by coaches at Carrington after previously having a trial at Liverpool.Solskjaer has already confirmed he will have an input when it comes to January recruits. And United’s interim manager may yet have one or two names in mind when it comes to aiding his side’s wonderkid search in Norway. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli legend Diego Maradona tells fans he’s fineby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli legend Diego Maradona has told fans he’s fine after a health scare.A routine check-up showed blood in his stomach last week.However, he was sent home a few hours later and spoke to supporters via social media.“I want to thank you for the messages of encouragement. I’m fine and sorry to have worried you for no reason.“I wish to reassure you that there’s nothing serious, I am fine. Today I am taking care of my grandchildren Benja, Dieguito Matias and my son Diego Fernando.“A kiss to you all.”
florida bill horschel gator chompThe Florida-Florida State rivalry has surfaced at the PGA’s The Players Championship event in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., this weekend. Former Gators’ golfer Billy Horschel wore his Florida colors during the tournament’s third round on Saturday. On the course’s famed No. 17 hole, he was taunted by some FSU fans with the tomahawk chomp. He responded by birdieing the hole. Then he did the Gator chomp. After his round, he was asked about that moment. He responded by criticizing Florida State’s “bandwagon” fans. Billy says fsu fans are bandwagon fans. Go Billy! Go Gators!Posted by Glenn Irvine on Saturday, May 9, 2015As of 3:25 p.m. E.T., Horschel is tied for sixth at -8. He’s six holes into his final round. We could be seeing some more Gator chomps today if he continues to play well. [247 Sports]
OTTAWA – Federal prisoners will have a harder time being transferred to Indigenous “healing lodges” if they’re serving long sentences, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Wednesday.The move comes after public anger that Terri-Lynne McClintic, convicted of murdering eight-year-old Tori Stafford, was moved to a healing lodge in Saskatchewan from a traditional prison.McClintic was eight years into a life sentence for the abduction, rape and murder of the Ontario girl. Her first eligibility for parole won’t come until she’s served 25 years.Under new rules announced Wednesday, prisoners won’t be eligible for transfers to healing lodges without secured perimeters until they’re into the “preparation for release” phases of their sentences.The Correctional Service of Canada will also have to consider inmates’ behaviour and how close they are to being eligible for unescorted temporary absences from prison before transferring them.In addition, the deputy commissioner for women will be involved in decisions to ensure national standards are applied consistently and relevant factors are considered.The changes will apply to past and future cases.Healing lodges are meant to help with Indigenous inmates’ rehabilitation and to get them ready to return to their communities. Goodale said the government will continue to promote “their valuable role” in federal corrections.There is also a need for the Correctional Service “to increase the level of public awareness” about how it makes decisions, Goodale told reporters.“These are decisions that are not taken lightly or capriciously. They are based on evidence and sound principles, and there needs to be a higher level of understanding of that.”In addition, there must be more meaningful and useful communication with victims given the anguish they have suffered, he said.“They need to know that their perspective is being properly respected.”
In a game the Ohio State men’s soccer coach John Bluem said was embarrassing, the Buckeyes fell to Northwestern, 3-2, for their first conference loss of the year. After falling behind 3-0 with 32 minutes to play, the Buckeyes scored two goals in the final 16 minutes of the game. Junior forward Chris Hegngi scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute, and added his second goal of the game in the 82nd minute off a crossing pass by sophomore forward Omar Vallejo. OSU had chances late to tie the game, but the Northwestern defense came up with the stops they needed to preserve the win. While OSU head coach John Bluem said he was happy to see his team rally late and score twice, he was not pleased with his team’s overall performance. “We were thoroughly outplayed today,” he said. “(Northwestern) just embarrassed us. That was one of the worst performances by an Ohio State team in my 15 years here.” The three goals scored by Northwestern tie a season high in points given up by the Buckeyes. Northwestern’s first goal came off a corner kick in the 35th minute. Sophomore forward Reed Losee received the ball to the left of the goal, headed it to junior midfielder Chris Ritter, who headed the ball past OSU’s junior goalie Matt Lampson. The Wildcats scored again in the 47th minute when senior forward Oliver Kupe took a cross from junior midfielder Kyle Schickel and headed it into the back of the net. Schickel scored their third goal in the 57th minute. The Buckeyes had multiple scoring opportunities throughout the game, but failed to finish. Hegngi had six shots, including two-in-a-row inside the Northwestern box that were blocked by Wildcats’ freshman goalie Tyler Miller in the 53rd minute. Hegngi said the Buckeyes left a couple goals on the field. “We know, especially with teams that work hard like Northwestern, we have to capitalize on our opportunities, and we failed to do so at the beginning of the game and the end of the second half,” he said. Chris Hegngi’s brother, senior midfielder Parnell Hegngi, also had a missed scoring opportunity. In the 14th minute, Parnell Hegngi broke free and got the ball to the top of Northwestern’s box and fired a shot, but it missed wide to the right. The loss was the first for the Buckeyes in Big Ten play this season. Senior defender David Tiemstra said the Buckeyes need to be better mentally in order to regain the momentum OSU built up during their first two Big Ten wins. “We really didn’t come out today with the intensity you need in Big Ten play,” he said. “It really let us down today.” Chris Hegngi is confident the loss won’t affect his team’s play going forward. “I don’t think we’ll lose any momentum. (Northwestern is) a good team and they had a good result today,” he said. “But as soon as the game is over, we forget about it and go back to working towards the Big Ten Championship,” The Buckeyes (7-5-1, 2-1) will travel to Indiana to play Valparaiso University (5-5-2) Oct. 16, before returning to Big Ten play to face Penn State Oct. 23 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m.
For the senior athletes on the Ohio State men’s and women’s track teams, the 27th annual Jesse Owens Memorials Track Classic was a last opportunity to compete on their home track and leave their best efforts at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium where their collegiate careers began three seasons ago. All-American senior Christina Manning, who was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week for the ninth time in her career April 2, said the final home meet led to reminiscing upon her career at OSU. “It means a lot. It’s bittersweet actually,” Manning said. “I just get so many memories of when I was a freshman, to sophomore year, junior and right now. I just want to leave something here on this track. So hopefully I have.” Manning won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.06, the ninth best in Division I this season. Manning, senior Madison McNary, sophomore Chesna Sykes and junior Christienne Linton also took home the victory in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 44.55. Senior sprinter Shaniqua McGinnis said that since this was her last home meet, she was glad her relay team, which included McGinnis, freshman Aisha Cavin, freshman Alexandria Johnson and junior Nyjah Cousar, would win the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:45.12. “I just wanted to bring it home as a win,” McGinnis said. “This is my last time running on this track as a collegiate athlete at a meet, so I’m just glad I can bring this win in. It means a lot. To be able to win it like this with the race, it’s something I’ll always remember.” Senior Ashley Galbraith’s high jump of 1.70 meters claimed the win during her final day of competition in the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Senior Maggie Mullen was first in the hammer throw, with a personal record throw of 59.84 meters/196-04, the fifth-best in school history. The men’s team earned wins in six events, including the 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter relays. The Buckeyes competed in the 4×400-meter relay without senior All-American Thomas Murdaugh, and claimed a win with a time of 3:12.66. Interim coach Ed Beathea said redshirt junior Cory Leslie’s performance in the mile run was one of the standout performances for the Buckeyes. All-American Leslie finished first with a time of 4:01.99, the third-best in OSU outdoor history. Senior Dan White finished sixth for the Buckeyes in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.15. Adam Green, a redshirt senior who placed eighth in the men’s one mile run, said he hoped the Jesse Owens Classic will give him the push he needs for the rest of the season. “It’s a great meet, we love having it. We love competing here. Hopefully this will spring me forward for this season,” Green said. In his first meet of the year, All-American senior Michael Hartfield placed second in the long jump with a jump of 7.45 meters. Women’s coach Karen Dennis said seniors play an important leadership role on the team. “This is what I need our senior and our juniors to understand … there’s a significance in beginnings and endings,” Dennis said. “How you begin something is important, as well as how you end something. And that’s what I’ve been trying to impress upon our juniors and seniors. We need you to leave here leaving everything that you can on the track for the team, so that our freshmen and sophomores see how to leave and how to lead when they become juniors and seniors.” The women’s track and field team’s next competition is the Florida Invitational, set for April 20 in Gainesville, Fla. The men’s team will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays April 19-21 in Walnut, Calif., and at the All-Ohio championships in Oxford, Ohio, April 20-21.
CHICAGO-The quest for a Big Ten tournament championship lives on for Ohio State. After routing tenth-seeded Nebraska by 21 points Friday night, the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes (25-7) used a second-half surge to eliminate No. 3-seeded Michigan State, 61-58, at the United Center in Chicago. Like he did in a Feb. 24 win against the Spartans (25-8), junior guard Aaron Craft slashed and charged his way to the basket for 20 points-18 of which came in the game’s final 20 minutes. Junior forward Deshaun Thomas added 16 and sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross came off the bench and chipped in nine points on 2-of-3 shooting from behind the arc. It was Craft’s play, though, that ultimately guided the Buckeyes to their seventh straight win since a 22-point loss to Wisconsin on Feb. 17 in Madison, Wis. OSU coach Thad Matta said it’s a evidence of a team playing its best basketball at perhaps the best time. “I think that when we stay connected, both offensively and defensively, when we don’t panic, when things don’t go well-I think we can play with anybody in the country,” said Matta, who improved to 7-0 in Big Ten tournament semifinal games. “I mean, to win whatever we’ve won in a row right now in this league and some of the things we’ve had to do, I think that’s probably the thing that I’m most proud of. And we’re not done yet-I know that. But as I told them when our backs were against the wall, you’ve answered the call for a while here.” And, rather coincidentally-perhaps even bizarrely-OSU will play the Badgers Sunday for the conference’s tournament championship. But it might’ve not been that way if not for Craft. “He got his shot going, really. And when he gets his shot going, he’s impossible to stop,” said sophomore guard Shannon Scott. “He got to the middle, hit some jump shots, hit his threes. The defense couldn’t guard him after that.” But before that, the game’s first act unfolded in a manner fitting of a heavyweight bout featuring two teams ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press poll. OSU and MSU traded 3-point shots before Tom Izzo’s squad mobilized its attack away from the perimeter and closer to the basket. There, the Spartans, led by senior forward Derrick Nix, bullied sophomore center Amir Williams en-route to 20 points in the paint in the first half. Nix, who finished the day with 17 points, spent the period posting up Williams before rolling past him to lay the ball in overhead. The veteran’s ability to control the glass helped the Spartans withstand a half that saw the lead change six times by no more than six points. “They’re always a physical team for us,” Scott said. “They got a lot of big athletes, so we just know we got to match their physicality.” For some time, it appeared the Buckeyes would struggle to do that. While MSU found traction underneath the basket, OSU struggled to find a similar footing and opted to continue a 3-point barrage that connected 36 percent of the time. But without a solid presence in the paint, the Buckeyes struggled to do much of anything else, as Thad Matta’s crew shot just 34 percent from the floor-including a 4:26 scoring drought to end the first half. MSU headed into the game’s intermission with a 29-28 advantage, but it didn’t last long. Behind largely the play of Craft, the Buckeyes quickly rallied past their one-point deficit and flipped the script on the Spartans in the paint, tallying a 14-6 advantage in the second half. “I think we really focused on trying to keep them out of the paint, we knew they were going to try and go in there all game like the first two times we played them,” Scott said. “We made it a part of ourselves to keep (them) out of there.” On the other end of the floor, rather than sniping from afar at MSU’s veneer, OSU started started to attack it from within. “I think we just needed to have that better understanding of what’s a good three and what’s a three we can pass down to maybe get another pass and really try to find ways to get into the lane,” Craft said. “At times we have really good spacing that really opens up avenues and lanes for myself and others to drive in, and those are good threes, kind of outside looking in type threes, and knock down some pull-ups.” That blueprint Craft articulated after the game was nearly identical to the one executed about 30 minutes earlier. After a shaky outing in the first half, OSU finished the day shooting 42 percent and 29 percent from the 3-point line. Aside from their ability to outscore the Spartans in the paint in the second half, perhaps most notable was how the Buckeyes helped force 12 MSU turnovers while limiting their own miscues to five. And in a game that ultimately came down to clock’s last seconds, OSU outscored the Spartans in points off of turnovers, 11-0. At the 11:42 mark of the second half, the Buckeyes established a lead it would not surrender. But it didn’t stop the Spartans from trying to reach their second-straight Big Ten tournament championship game. After falling behind as many as eight points down the game’s stretch, MSU would cut the Buckeyes’ advantage to four thanks to a 3-pointer from Spartan junior guard Keith Appling with 2:52 to play. A minute later, Nix would complete a three-point play after being fouled on a layup to pull within one. On the ensuing possession, though, Nix was whistled for a flagrant foul on Craft. The junior guard made 1-of-2 free throws to extend the Buckeyes’ lead, 58-56. Still with the ball, a line-drive jumper from Thomas with 18 seconds to play would all but seal OSU’s second win against MSU this year. It’s why Scott said the Buckeyes have confidence in their leading scorer-even when he’s having what could be deemed an off day. “The thing about Deshaun is like he could miss two or three shots but we know-we trust him enough to make the next shot,” he said. Now, said junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr., OSU’s attention turns to the team that last defeated it. “I’m kind of mad and pissed off that we lost like that at their home,” he said. “So now that we get another crack at them, it’s game on.” OSU is set to play Wisconsin for the Big Ten tournament championship Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the United Center in Chicago.
Senior guard Aaron Craft directs the offense during a game against Minnesota Feb. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 64-46.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorRemember this?A total of 333 days ago, Wichita State topped Ohio State, 70-66, in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight March 30. The Buckeyes, given the No. 2 seed after ripping through the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago and taking home the title, were halted by the No. 9-seeded Shockers for the duration of the game, trailing by 20 at multiple points before storming back behind 15 second half points from then-sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross to cut the lead to four.But a second straight Final Four trip would not be realized by the Buckeyes, as the Shockers held on and advanced, only to lose to eventual national champion and top overall seed Louisville a week later.The Shockers haven’t lost since.Sitting unscathed at 30-0, No. 2 Wichita State is the lone remaining undefeated team in Division I college basketball this season.The Buckeyes appear aware of that, too.When asked about what he thought about this year’s version of the Shockers, senior guard Aaron Craft wasted no time responding.“And we lost to them last year,” Craft said Friday, looking across the room.Craft had an answer for the next question too, an inquiry into whether he and the rest of the now No. 22 Buckeyes knew how good Wichita State would be this season before everyone else did, simply because their season ended at the hands of the Shockers almost a calendar year ago.“It’s not a moral victory if that’s what you’re hinting at,” Craft said with a grin. “It doesn’t feel any better that they beat us now that they’re having this success.”But despite being unbeaten, the Shockers have not been given the nation’s top spot in the polls this season, likely because they play in a mid-major conference, The Missouri Valley Conference. But the Shockers’ success so far this season doesn’t surprise OSU’s coach either.“I felt going into the game (last year) they were playing, just with what they had done through the tournament to (No. 1 seed) Gonzaga in the second round — they were rolling,” Matta said Friday. “And obviously they’ve done a great job of continuing that momentum going forward.”Craft agreed, saying that even though the Shockers lost two of their three leading scorers after last season — senior guard Malcolm Armstead and senior forward Carl Hall, who scored 14 and eight points respectively against OSU in the Elite Eight — it’s clear why they’re playing well after beating the Buckeyes last year.“It’s very easy to see why they’re successful. They play for each other, and they play for a cause — and that’s what it takes,” Craft said. “They’ve been down, they’ve found a way to fight back and that’s what they do. They have guys that are experienced and they have been in big games, have played in the Final Four. Wouldn’t expect anything less.”Wichita State only has one game remaining on its regular season schedule — Saturday’s season finale when they are set to host Missouri State (19-10, 9-8) — so the odds of it finishing unbeaten are in their favor.But with the way the college basketball landscape has been this season — especially in the Big Ten — with perennial powers losing close games to teams typically in the bottom half of the league, nothing surprises Matta anymore.“I think that’s what it’s become. We use the word parity,” Matta said. “I think one of the biggest things, if you don’t have the star-studded one and done freshman class, the next greatest thing is probably fourth and fifth year guys that have been in the program, have been together. I think that’s where it kinds of lends itself to, the next phase of having a great run if you will.”Wichita State has two juniors and four seniors on its current roster, while the Buckeyes have seven juniors and a pair of seniors in Craft and guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. Last season, the Shockers had five seniors and three juniors while OSU had one senior and five juniors. One of those juniors, forward Deshaun Thomas, left early for the NBA and two others were walk-ons.Each team’s makeup this year, thought, hardly has anything to do with how it looked last year, Craft said.“There’s very little carry over. Obviously you would think we’re probably different than people would have expected us to be based off of what happened last year and who we have coming back,” Craft said. “Every year is different, every team is different. You don’t look back and say ‘That was great. We did a good job last year.’ That doesn’t put the ball in the basket and that doesn’t stop anyone this year.”Craft and the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6) are slated to visit Penn State (13-14, 4-10) Thursday, looking to avenge a 71-70 overtime setback Jan. 29 and stay in the hunt for a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
England national team head coach believes the next set of international games are very crucial to the country as they find themselves in a bit of a rut.The Three Lions’ are in midst of a three-match losing streak for the first time since 1988 following the loss to Spain and World Cup defeats in the third-place play-off to Belgium and semi-final to Croatia.And are expected to make wholesale changes for the friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday, but face a doubleheader next month away to Croatia and Spain in the Nations League.Southgate says the next three months will be an “exceptional challenge” and “will tell us exactly where we stand”. The former England defender is yet to extend his contract beyond Euro 2020,“Well, first and foremost, I am 100 per cent focused on this job, nothing else,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.“I am under contract, I have two years.”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“You know that leads to a European Championship, which we have games at Wembley, which is going to be a brilliant experience. That is my pure focus.”“I know absolutely what comes with the job so anything that suggests there’s a problem with what surrounds the job, and the focus and attention of it, absolutely no problem at all.”“I want to be in games that matter.”“I believe I’ve been through an experience that is as pressured as you’re ever going to face at any club or international team in getting through a World Cup, so I’m totally comfortable with that, and what’s beyond that is to be decided.”“For me, I’m under contract, I’m enjoying the role, I love the challenge of it and that’s it really.”