Ranked: Who are Man Utd’s best-paid players?

first_imgManchester United Alexis or Pogba, De Gea or Lukaku? Ranking Manchester United’s best-paid players Kris Voakes Last updated 1 year ago 20:13 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() David de Gea Paul Pogba Alexis Sanchez split Getty/Goal composite Manchester United Premier League Crystal Palace v Manchester United Crystal Palace Gallery The Red Devils have been fairly liberal in handing out huge contracts in recent years, but who sits where in their list of highest salaries? Manchester United caused a real stir in January when snapping up from Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. Far beyond the Chilean being recruited from a Premier League rival midway through the season, the biggest bone of contention appeared to be his British-record salary of £350,000 per week.Such is the fascination in the money being spent by football clubs in the modern era, supporters have taken an increased interest in players’ wages as well as the outlays made to selling clubs in the transfer market.And United have led the way in splashing out on playing contracts over the course of the Premier League era, signing themselves up to the five biggest deals in English history over the last five years, most recently with Sanchez. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them 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 But who gets what in the current United squad? Below,  Goal  goes through the Old Trafford pay-grades, listing the estimated weekly salary of the top-ranked Red Devils in terms of salary.last_img read more

Spain’s World Cup 2018 kit: All you need to know

first_imgWorld Cup Spain World Cup 2018 kit: New retro Adidas design, controversy and all you need to know Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Spain World Cup 2018 kit Adidas World Cup Spain WTF La Roja won the tournament for the first time just under a decade ago and they will be hoping their new kit can bring some luck Spain head to Russia in the summer of 2018 in search of their second World Cup title and they have released an all new kit for the occasion.Their kit manufacturers Adidas have delved into the past in search of inspiration for their latest line of national team kits and La Roja’s newest offering is a testimony to that.With the tournament around four months away, Goal takes a look at what Julen Lopetegui’s men will be wearing when they take to the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them 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 What does Spain’s World Cup 2018 kit look like?World Cup 2018 kit Spain homeIn a dramatic departure from their previous home kit, Spain’s new edition features a geometric pattern which runs vertically down the right side of the front of the jersey.The colours in the pattern are yellow, blue and red, which blends into the base red of the rest of the shirt.While the previous home jersey featured Adidas’ famous three stripes on either side of the torso, they have migrated to the shoulders of the new shirt.The collar, meanwhile, seems to have remained the same, but the Adidas logo has been shifted into the centre, perhaps to highlight the design pattern on the right.How much does the new Spain jersey cost?An authentic Spain home jersey will cost you £99.95 in the UK, while a replica version will be somewhat cheaper at £69.95. Both items can be bought online.In the US, a replica Spain home jersey will set buyers back $90, while an authentic one will cost $130, and they are both available to buy from Adidas’ online store.What is the inspiration?Luis Enrique Spain 1994 World CupAdidas have sought inspiration from iconic kits of the past in their most recent design efforts and in Spain’s case, they have produced a modern take on the kit worn at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.Both the Spanish home and away kits in that tournament featured a prominent design on the right side which was made up of rows of different coloured diamonds. The colours used in the ’94 home kit were yellow, red and navy blue, while the navy blue did not feature in the white away jersey.Unlike the modern interpretation, the classic jersey incoportated a polo-neck style collar, which was navy blue with slim streaks of red and yellow. However, like the modern version, the Adidas logo was placed in the centre of the chest.Why is the Spain World Cup 2018 controversial?Spain second republic flagInterestingly, the new Spain home kit for the World Cup has proved somewhat controversial to the point where both Adidas and the Spanish football authority (RFEF) have been compelled to make statements in order to quell anger.The combination of red, yellow and blue in the pattern on the right of the jersey has been seized upon by some as deliberately provocative due to the fact that they appear to resemble the colours of the Second Spanish Republic, which is still popularly used by separatist groups.Of course, the flag of the Second Spanish Republic is red, yellow and purple. So the confusion has arisen over whether the colour on the shirt is blue or purple.Adidas and the RFEF insist that the shirt design is “free of any political connotation” but that has not prevented people from having their say and some fans were particularly upset.Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that “politics is creeping into soccer once again” and a number of politicians waded into the controversy. Alberto Garzon, leader of the United Left (IU), said that he preferred the tricolour to simple red and yellow, while Pablo Iglesias of Podemos also expressed his approval. The political climate in Spain at present is particularly tense following the Catalonian government’s decision to press ahead with a contentious independence referendum last October and their subsequent attempts to establish independence from Spanish rule. That may explain the sensitivity.What about the Spain away kit?Sergio Ramos Spain 14112017The Spain away kit for the 2018 World Cup has not yet been released, but it is expected to be launched some time in the Spring of 2018.Spain wore an all-white away kit in the qualification stage, with three red Adidas stripes on the sides and red logos on the chest.It remains unclear whether the away jersey will be similarly inspired by the 1994 World Cup style.ergi Spain Mauro Tasotti Italy World Cup 1994It is possible that they will make a change from white and in the past they have gone with a variety of colours, including light blue, blue, dark blue, gold and even black.Either way, both Adidas and the RFEF will be hopeful that it attracts less controversy than its home variant.last_img read more

Big 12 Recruiting Update: Texas Making Surge in Rankings With Strong July

first_imgTexas has consistently been near the middle-of-the-pack in the Big 12 recruiting rankings for months, but quietly lurking as a threat to make a push with its high per-commitment average. The push is happening … now.The Longhorns have hurdled Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Oklahoma State in the last two weeks with a strong July that, thus far, has netted them four commitments (and counting). They’re currently No. 1 in the conference in per-player ranking, and No. 2 behind OU in the points race. Here’s an update on where that stands. 3TCU87.74 Oklahoma15236.96 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Iowa State17177.49 OSU isn’t slipping, per se, but the class fell from No. 5 to No. 6 because of Texas’ rise.Here’s three things you need to know that have happened recently.1. Texas-sized movesTexas does not mess around when it comes to recruiting rankings. It dominates the market. (It also may help that recruiting sites often seem to skew rankings in their favor.) Nonetheless, Texas is getting dudes. Just this week, the Horns added offensive tackle Andrej Karic, defensive end Van Fillinger, and defensive tackle Vernon Broughton (a top-100 recruit). Their 11-pledge class has been filled this month with four commitments in total, not the least of which being top-125 defensive end/linebacker Prince Dorbah out of Dallas.2. In-state star sticks with the SoonersBroken Arrow offensive lineman Andrew Raym committed to OU early in the process, then he decommitted to survey the lay of the land. On July 10, he re-committed to the Sooners as many expected, giving OU a top-100 caliber talent. He chose OU over OSU, Georgia, Michigan, and Alabama, among others.3. Bixby star picks the PokesBixby speedster Brennan Presley committed to Oklahoma State last week. Here’s more on him via Kyle Cox:Presley is currently ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of Oklahoma by 247Sports but has yet to receive a composite ranking by the service. 247 lists him as a three-star prospect.Presley is a 5-foot-7, 160-pound athlete who plays both wide receiver and cornerback for Bixby High. [PFB]And here’s something I wrote last week about the implications of landing Presley. Kansas State18169.96 West Virginia12151.48 Baylor12145.47 9Kansas State84.43 10Kansas83.43 TCU10152.55 Texas Tech12146.75 6Iowa State85.31center_img Kansas21170.87 Texas11211.18 2OU91.26 4Oklahoma State86.18 1Texas92.72 Oklahoma State13165.83 7Texas Tech85.15 8Baylor84.96 And here’s a look at the rankings, sorted on a per-commitment average, which should provide a more accurate forecast at how the Big 12 recruiting rankings will fall by signing day. 5West Virginia 85.47 TEAMTOTAL COMMITSTOTAL POINTS RankTeamPer-player avg.last_img read more

Uniform Predictions for Oklahoma State-Oregon State in Corvallis

first_imgBack in ⬛️See you In 24 hours 👀 @41Million_ #BTD is pic.twitter.com/dsywJUk7Hi— Oregon State Football (@BeaverFootball) August 30, 2019Justin Southwell (BWB): 2012 was a down year (8-5), but Oklahoma State bounced back in 2013 (10-3). 2014 was a down year (7-6), but Oklahoma State bounced back in 2015 (10-3). The 2013 and 2015 10-win seasons started with the Cowboys on the road in Black-White-Black. I expect history to repeat itself with Oklahoma State bouncing back from a down year by kicking off their campaign with a familiar combo (B/W/B).I would expect them to go with the brand logo to let Oregon State know who the real OSU is. It can be orange, it can be chrome, it can be whatever, as long as it’s the brand. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The uniform predictions are back, and there will be a lot of orange and black in Oregon this weekend. The Beavers will be in all black, and the Pokes will counter with white jerseys. All that remains is the OSU helmets and pants. Here are our guesses.Carson Cunningham (BWB): I want to see the Cowboys flex on Oregon State by coming out in helmets with the interlocking OSU logo. They won’t do that but I do think they show off that they’re the real OSU and mix in a lot of black and orange. I’ll go matte black helmet with the brand on it, white jerseys and black pants.Kyle Porter (WWO): Oregon State’s all-black announcement solidifies this guess for me. I think OSU going nearly opposite with a WWO look and those filthy helmets from the TCU game last season (see above) would be premium.last_img read more

The Case for Mason Rudolph in Pittsburgh

first_imgThere has been much consternation in Pittsburgh Steelers country over the injury to Ben Roethlisberger (who is looking more like a thumb all the time), but at least one person is bullish on Pittsburgh getting better under No. 2 than they were under No. 7.That person is Rodger Sherman, and he writes for The Ringer. This week he wrote a great piece laying out the case for Rudolph (and Washington!) in the yellow and black.For the most part, prognosticators have treated the Roethlisberger injury like an iceberg ripping through Pittsburgh’s steel hull. Before Week 2, FiveThirtyEight gave Pittsburgh a 46 percent chance of making the playoffs and expected the team to post a positive point differential for the season. Now, the Steelers are listed with an 8 percent chance of making the playoffs with the third-worst projected point differential in the league. [Ringer]I think this actually has more to do with the 0-2 start than anything else. In the last 12 years only 12 of the 98 teams that have started 0-2 have gone on to make the playoffs. Here’s Sherman again.I actually think the Steelers are in better position to succeed with Rudolph than they were with an injured 37-year-old Roethlisberger at quarterback. For starters, Big Ben was abysmal in his limited playing time this season. On 62 passes, Roethlisberger had 35 completions for 351 yards and an interception, putting him 29th or worse in completion percentage, yards per attempt, passer rating, and QBR.In came Rudolph, and in one half, Pittsburgh scored more points than it did in the three with Roethlisberger as quarterback. Rudolph did throw an interception, but, well, you can blame Donte Moncrief for that. [Ringer]I’m not deep in the NFL game so I didn’t realize BB had been that weak, but I do have takes on why this is the perfect time for Rudolph. First, one last thought from Sherman.And throughout the game, Pittsburgh vastly increased its usage of play-action—a tool which basically always makes offenses more efficient, but has never been a staple of the offense with Roethlisberger. The Steelers, somehow, ran just one play out of play-action in their season-opening loss to the Patriots. Now, they realize play-action is a necessity to buy Rudolph time, and they’re running it.Pittsburgh’s offense looked more modern once Rudolph got in the game. It was no longer an offense designed specifically for the traits of an aging franchise quarterback, but an offense that proved it could succeed elsewhere.… Rudolph the deep-ball dime-disher and Washington the speedster work well together in theory and worked together in practice. Hopefully Washington turns into the player Pittsburgh thought it was drafting last year and takes some of the pressure off of JuJu Smith-Schuster after the departure of Brown. [Ringer]Here’s my thing with all of this: The timing could not be more perfect for Rudolph. You walk in and don’t have to be the guy from Day 1. You get to learn within a strong infrastructure behind a Hall-of-Fame dude who — despite his childish public antics — has actually had an amazing career.But you also don’t have to wait five years and go rusty on the thing you were drafted to do. It’s the best timing you could ask for, Rudolph — according to people who actually watch the games — is a bit more versatile in what he can do than Ben, and it sounds like everybody who needs to be bought in is bought in.Only time will tell if Rudolph can Wally Pipp Big Ben, but there’s no better time for it to take place than right now. It wouldn’t be the first time Rudolph got thrust into a role unexpectedly and went on to experience a high level of success in the subsequent years. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Two Things We Learned from Oklahoma State’s Win over TCU, One We Didn’t

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State moved to 6-3 on Saturday with its wild win over TCU and is now bowl eligible for the 14th-straight season. As the Cowboys head into a weird second bye week before their final three-game stretch of the regular season, let’s look back at their sixth win.Here are two things we learned from OSU-TCU and one thing we didn’t. First off, what we learned.Sanders is ImprovingIf not for the apparently obligatory interception in the fourth quarter, this conclusion would be more obvious.Sanders is an elite runner and has the ability to make just about any throw you need him to, those two things we’ve known for a while. But his decision-making has improved as the weeks have gone by, and you can tell that he’s made a concerted effort to keep two mitts on the ball when he scrambles.I was actually okay with the first-half game plan of running the wildcat with Spencer to loosen things up and then taking your shots down the field, especially since he was moving the chains.That will work for now. While it’s obvious that the coaching staff is still trying to protect him. (I get it. He’s thrown at least one pick in the last seven games). But at some point you have to take the training wheels off.If Spencer continues improving in his reads and cutting down on the turnovers, hopefully he’ll earn the keys to the offense by year’s end. Maybe just in time for Bedlam.This Defense Can Take It BackI was reticent to heap too much praise on OSU’s defense following its three-interception game against Brock Purdy — who barely throws a pick — just in case it was a fluke. But back-to-back weeks of watching this group make level-headed QBs look downright reckless, and I’m ready to start the movement. #TTIB (They takin’ it back).Purdy threw four in seven games, then three in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys. Max Duggan threw the first one of his college career the week before and then threw three more to OSU.In just two weeks, the team that was tied for lowest interceptions in the league (three) is now fourth with nine. Add in the five recovered fumbles, and OSU is T-2nd in turnovers gained in the Big 12 with 14. Baylor is alone in the lead with 15 (thanks largely to certain homecoming game that shall not be mentioned).Now, the one thing we didn’t learn…How Badly Tylan Will Be MissedYou might be saying, But Kyle, Dillon Stoner was one early drop from having a very Tylan stat line on just four catches. And you’d be right. But when you rely so heavily on your ground game (for good reason) and attempt just 15 passes, it makes it hard to really know what you have in terms of talent and depth at receiver.Let me be clear. I think OSU has enough talent at wideout to win the next two games, but when it comes to Bedlam — when you need your stars — I think the lack of Tylan’s playmaking ability will be glaring.Maybe that point is moot. It is Bedlam. But there exists a reality, not too far removed from our own, where Oklahoma State continues this trend of improvement and is hitting on all cylinders on the last week of the season when the Sooners show up. If we did end up in that world and OSU makes a game out of Bedlam, it’s going to be shame that No. 2 is sitting on the sidelines.last_img read more

Electronic Platform Being Developed to Facilitate Investments

first_img Mr. Shaw said the NBP, being developed on a phased basis, will be the central point through which all investments are routed, providing access to all relevant stakeholders. This will serve to improve transparency and government cohesions. The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors.The platforms are the National Business Portal (NBP) and the National Trade Portal.This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), hosted at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday (June 12).Mr. Shaw said the NBP, being developed on a phased basis, will be the central point through which all investments are routed, providing access to all relevant stakeholders. This will serve to improve transparency and government cohesions.“Ultimately, the NBP will seek to better streamline business approvals and will represent one key output of the National Investment Policy,” he said.The National Trade Portal, meanwhile, is aimed at fast-tracking information sharing, facilitating online application submissions; and enabling back-office interface among the Government’s Border Regulatory Agencies.The trade portal was approved by Cabinet in the 2017/18 fiscal year under the overarching Trade Facilitation Initiative.Mr. Shaw said both projects are funded through the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project of the World Bank.“As a country, we have sought to build a strong and robust landscape in which business can thrive, recognising that comprehensive and supportive business facilitation frameworks are essential for investments and business development,” the Minister explained. Story Highlights The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors. This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), hosted at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday (June 12).last_img read more

Yediyurappa A CM for now or never again

first_imgBengaluru: The return of B.S. Yediyurappa for the fourth time as Karnatakas Chief Minister is a case of now or never again as his age is against him for the top post in troubled times. At 76 years, the never-say-die veteran politician is above the ’75 years age’ bar his party (Bharatiya Janata Party) has set for all its members against holding an executive post since the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah to national politics. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “In view of Yediyurappa’s singular contribution to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s rise in the southern state and leading it to power for the fourth time in 12 years, an exception to the age bar was made to enable him to become chief minister in 14 months after he quit, when the party fell nine seats short of the 113-halfway mark for a simple majority in the 225-member Assembly,” a party official told IANS here on Saturday. A split verdict in the May 2018 Assembly elections threw up a hung House, without simple majority (113) for any party, as the BJP won 104 seats, Congress 80 and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) 37. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In fairness, state Governor Vajubhai Vala gave Yediyurappa an opportunity to form the government on May 17, 2018 despite a fractured mandate because the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats and asked him to prove majority within 15 days to survive and continue. But a midnight order by the Supreme Court to prove majority in 24 hours forced Yediyurappa to resign three days after being in office for the third time than face a humiliating defeat in the trial of strength on May 19, 2018 in the absence of the required numbers. Though the present situation is no better in the number game, Yediyurappa is upbeat on winning the trust vote this time on July 29, thanks to over a dozen Congress and JD-S rebel legislators who resigned affirming to abstain from the Assembly on Monday for allowing him to win the trust vote, albeit with a thin majority. Absence of 15 rebel lawmakers, two Congress MLAs as they are in hospitals, two Independents and one Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member from the Assembly, enabled the BJP to defeat the JD-S-Congress government on July 23 by six votes when former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy put his confidence motion to vote in a truncated 205-member Assembly. As the BJP’s mascot in South India where it has been striving to spread footprint over the last two decades, the phoenix-like rise of Yediyurappa to the top executive post from the ranks of being an ordinary activist in the right-wing Hindu organisation, the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS), has been anything but smooth, as controversies dogged him throughout his five-decade-old political career. When fortune favoured Yediyurappa to become the chief minister for the first time in October 2007 in the BJP-JD-S coalition government, he lasted in the elusive post for over a month as the regional party withdrew support, resulting in its fall in November 2007. Yediyurappa became chief minister for the second time after the BJP came to power for the first time in South India on its own in the May 2008 mid-term assembly election, riding on a sympathy wave over the JD-S betrayal. But his indictment by the state anti-graft watchdog (Lokayukta) in the multi-crore mining scam, however, forced Yediyurappa to resign three years later in July 2011, denying him a full (five-year) term in the office. The BJP’s hope of spreading its wings beyond Karnataka in South India suffered a blow when Yediyurappa left the party in December 2012 over differences with its then high command and floated a regional party – Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) – which not only split the votes in the May 2013 Assembly election, but also reduced the BJP’s strength in the lower House to 40. The return of Yediyurappa to the BJP in late 2013 revived its fortunes as the party won 18 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats from the state in the 2014 general elections under his leadership. He also won from the Shivamogga parliament constituency. On reprieve from courts in various cases related to freeing of lands from government control (denotification) and his alleged involvement in the mining scam that rocked the state from 2001-2010, Yediyurappa was made the party’s state unit president and the party declared him as its chief ministerial face ahead of the May 2018 Assembly elections. Born on February 27, 1943 in Mandya district, about 100km southwest of Bengaluru, Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa (B.S.Y.) is confident of proving majority this time and remaining in office for the next four years of the Assembly term. The seasoned politician won for the eighth time from the Shikaripura assembly segment in his home district of Shivamogga in the Malnad region, about 300km northwest of the state capital. After graduation in the early sixties, Yediyurappa joined the government service as a clerk in the state social welfare department but quit soon and started a small-time business to sell hardware at Shivamogga. His long-term association with the RSS and the Jan Sangh since boyhood instilled a sense of hard work and pride in him to do social work and he entered politics for public service, especially farmers, women and youth.last_img read more

Gator Bowl ticket sales continue to disappoint

Ticket sales for the 2012 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl have improved for Ohio State, but don’t expect the university to exhaust its supply or make much more progress between now and game day. OSU might not even exceed the number of tickets sold by Big Ten rival Michigan for the 2011 Gator Bowl.  Brett Scarbrough, OSU’s senior director of ticketing, confirmed to The Lantern Thursday that the university has sold 7,500 of the 12,750 tickets it was allotted for the Buckeyes’ Jan. 2 bowl game against the Florida Gators in Jacksonville, Fla. As of Dec. 14, 6,500 tickets had been sold. The university will absorb the cost of any of the 5,250 remaining tickets, should they remain unsold. Ticket prices range from $60-$125. Scarbrough said he’s optimistic that there will be a good atmosphere when the Buckeyes take the field at Everbank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. He isn’t optimistic many more tickets will be sold, though. “Not really — based on what we’ve seen over the last couple of days, we’re not expecting any big jump (in ticket sales),” he said. “It’s a little disappointing.” Scarbrough said any number of factors could be to blame for the slow ticket sales. “It’s the first time we’re not in a Bowl Championship Series bowl (since the 2004 season),” he said. “The economy could be a part of it. The fact that classes (at OSU) start the next day.” Michigan played Mississippi State in the 2011 Gator Bowl before a sellout crowd of 77,497. The Wolverines lost to the Bulldogs, 54-14. David Ablauf, Michigan’s associate athletic director, said that while he did not have a precise figure for ticket sales for the 2011 bowl game, he believes Wolverines fans purchased more tickets than members of Buckeye Nation have to this point.  “We think the number was 8,000 tickets sold,” Ablauf said.  Scarbrough said OSU football would not lack support when the 2012 installment of the Gator Bowl finally arrives on Jan. 2. “We sold through a good, fair amount of tickets,” he said. “We’ll have a lot of Buckeyes there to support the team.” The Buckeyes and Gators will kickoff at 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Tickets for the game can be purchased at ohiostatebuckeyes.com read more

With Big Ten championships looming Ohio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan preaching

With four of the top 10 teams in the nation competing in the 2013 Big Ten Championships this weekend, the road to a conference title will not be an easy one for the Ohio State wrestling team. The No. 6 Buckeyes posted a 5-3 record in Big Ten play this season, earning victories against Michigan, No. 14 Illinois, No. 23 Wisconsin, Indiana and No. 16 Northwestern while suffering losses to three higher-ranked opponents – No. 1 Penn State, No. 2 Minnesota and No. 4 Iowa. They did not face No. 12 Nebraska, Michigan State or Purdue. “We have to perform to our best,” said 141-pound sophomore Hunter Stieber. “The Big Ten is stacked with five of the top teams in the nation. It’s a smaller bracket so there’s going to be more of a chance for one team maybe than others. It’s going to be tough.” OSU is one of only four teams to have a seeded wrestler in each weight class. Six Buckeyes were voted in by the conference’s coaches as top five preliminary seeds for the championships. Redshirt sophomore Logan Stieber (133) and his younger brother Hunter Stieber earned No. 1 pre-seeds after going undefeated in the regular season. Logan Stieber, who missed most of January with a leg injury, posted an impressive 19-0 record and will be in search of his second consecutive Big Ten title. Hunter Stieber boasted a 27-0 record and led the team with 10 major decisions. “I feel pretty good (about the tournament),” Hunter Stieber said. “It’s the end of the year so it’s exciting. This is what we’ve been training for all year. I’m ready for it. I’m excited to wrestle.” Earning No. 4 pre-seeds were redshirt junior Nick Heflin (174) and sophomore Andrew Campolattano (197). Heflin holds an overall record of 12-3 while Campolattano went 15-8. Senior Nikko Triggas (125) and sophomore Cam Tessari (149) were awarded No. 5 pre-seeds after finishing the regular season with records of 17-10 and 13-7, respectively. Rounding out the lineup for OSU are redshirt sophomore Josh Demas (157), redshirt senior C.J. Magrum (184), freshman Mark Martin (165) and freshman heavyweight Nick Tavanello who earned sixth, eighth, ninth and tenth pre-seeds, respectively. Coach Tom Ryan said that in order to have a shot at a conference championship, the team will have to improve the way it trains. “Overall, I just think it’s discipline, that’s definitely a problem for us,” Ryan said. “The discipline of rest, the discipline of warming up right, the discipline of being ready to compete at a high level. We have to do all the little things right.” Redshirt sophomore Matthew O’Hara (174) agreed that the team needs to work on some areas but feels confident that it can come out of the tournament victorious. “Conditioning has been kind of a problem for some people, so we’ll have to work on that,” O’Hara said. “We’ll have to get that under control. But we definitely have the talent, so it’s definitely in our grasp. We’ll be able to do it.” The Buckeyes’ first match is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill. The Big Ten Championships will conclude on Sunday. read more

Italian police can guarantee the safety of Liverpool fans in Rome

first_imgThe Italian police insist that they can “guarantee the safety of Liverpool fans” in Rome ahead of the club’s return leg in the Champions League semi-finalsThe Premier League side has sold 5,000 tickets for Wednesday’s second leg against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, but there have been concerns among the club supporters in regards to safety after a Liverpool fan was attacked by two men from Rome and left in a critical condition.But Italian Public order commissioner Giorgio Luciani has sent assurances that there will be more than 1,000 police officers patrolling the streets in Rome and that they are “used to managing these events”.“We are used to managing these events. For the Rome Marathon, we organised a police service of more than 1,000 people. For the derby between Roma and Lazio it was the same,” Luciani told BBC.“We can guarantee the safety of Liverpool supporters if they respect the rules and make the day as normal as they can.”“We don’t ask for anything special, just that they respect the rules.”Since the attack on 53-year-old Irishman Sean Cox, two Italian men have been charged with attempted murder.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s a terrible episode,” added Luciani.“We are working in synergy with the English police to solve this problem and help them, and vice versa for this match.”Following the events of the first leg, Liverpool has called for an “extraordinary” meeting with Uefa, Roma and Italian police, and have issued their travelling supporters with safety advice.For non-ticket holders, Luciani confirmed that they will have “no chance” of entering the stadium.“They need a ticket and passport or ID card,” said the commissioner.“This is the only way to gain entrance for the match. Without a ticket, it is not forbidden to watch the match inside a pub, bar or restaurant but not inside the stadium.”He added: “It’s a tough challenge but what is important is for us to enjoy and lead the city for the citizens, supporters, for everyone. We want it to be an important sporting day – nothing else.”last_img read more

Deschamps wants a sharper France against the Dutch

first_imgFrance boss Didier Deschamps wants his team to step up their game when they square up against Holland in the Nations League on Sunday.The World Cup winners kicked off their campaign with a barren draw in Germany in midweek, when Deschamps felt his players were not sharp enough.Les Bleus will play their first home match since winning the World Cup this summer when Holland visit the Stade de France and Deschamps is looking for improvement.“We’re returning home, but we need to be more efficient,” he told uefa.com. “We ran out of steam towards the end against Germany and obviously the entire squad is not yet in top form. Not at this time of the season.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“I haven’t decided yet whether to rotate players – anything is possible. Given that it’s our first match back at the Stade de France, in front of our fans, I’ll see how everyone recovers.”His Dutch counterpart Koeman reckoned France is one of the finest teams in recent times and is bracing up for the showdown ahead.“They are the world champions for a reason, without really playing great or beautiful football,” he told uefa.com.“When you want to improve, you have to play against nations of this level. The World Cup has proven that nothing is impossible – just look at [runners-up] Croatia – but we’re certainly the underdogs.”last_img read more

Alan Shearer reacts to Liverpool FCs 21 win over Tottenham

first_imgAlan Shearer has reacted to Liverpool 2-1 victory against Tottenham, stating that he is “worried” about Liverpool’s strong start to the season, adding that the Reds are yet to hit top gear.Liverpool dominated 100 per cent to start the new campaign on Saturday afternoon as they grabbed a 2-1 victory at Tottenham in order to keep their joint spot at the top of the table.While talking about the Match of the Day on Saturday evening, Shearer said, according to The Sports Review:“Liverpool definitely deserved it but the worrying thing is they weren’t even at their best. If they had been, they could have probably scored six or seven.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“They should have had a field day because their pressing at times was excellent and they pressured Tottenham into making mistakes.”Coming up next for the Reds is their Champions’ League group stage opener against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night at Anfield.Also, Liverpool plans to go one step further this season after they got to the final but lost to Real Madrid last term.last_img read more

Snatch no grab in Grace Bay – Robbers hiding in bushes

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDays after the Premier announced that a partnership will see CCTV installed in more areas of Grace Bay for greater protection of the visitors to our destination; there is report of yet another upsetting mugging reaching our newsroom. A couple of tourists, on Saturday night, were attacked by men who jumped from nearby bushes as the guests made their way back to their resort. According to reports, the target was a handbag, the owner of that bag fought her assailants and it got so intense that she fell to the ground in the struggle and was dragged by the attackers, who still could not wrench that bag from the victim. Eventually, the attackers gave up when they spotted an approaching vehicle and ran off. There is little information on this incident at this stage, but our details here are confirmed by Police. The Premier on Friday said an effort to beef up surveillance is coming; it will include an adopt a CCTV camera program, where companies can sponsor the video surveillance.last_img read more

Lindbergh Field could set record for December holiday travel numbers

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Lindbergh Field could set a record for the number of air travelers making their way through the airport between today and New Year’s Day.KUSI’s John Soderman is live at Lindbergh Field. Lindbergh Field could set record for December holiday travel numbers KUSI Newsroom December 21, 2018 Posted: December 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Chambers Hosting Governor Candidate Forum At Sports Center

first_imgDunleavy and Treadwell are currently the highest-profile contenders in a GOP field crowded with other candidates who have raised little or no money. The winner of the August 21 GOP primary will advance to the general election. Waiting will be Governor Bill Walker, an independent who is not participating in a primary, and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich, who is running unopposed on the Democratic side. State of Alaska Republican Primary Gubernatorial Candidates:Mike Dunleavy – ConfirmedMead Treadwell – ConfirmedDarin Colbry – InvitedMerica Hlatcu – InvitedMichael Sheldon – Invited Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On August 8 the Kenai and Soldotna joint Chamber of Commerce luncheon will host the Alaska Governor candidates forum for the upcoming primary election. The luncheon will take place from noon-1pm, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. To RSVP, call Kenai Chamber at 283-1991 or Soldotna Chamber at 262-9814.last_img read more

Three arrested for lynching woman

first_imgTaslima BegumPolice on Sunday night arrested three people from the capital’s Uttar Badda in connection with the lynching of a woman on Saturday following a child-lifting rumour.The arrestees are Md Bacchu Mia, 28, MD Bappi, 21 and MD Shaheen, 31.Al Imran, duty officer of Badda police station, said police arrested the three from the area after reviewing a video clip of the incident.On Saturday, Taslima Begum went to Uttar Badda Govt Primary School to collect information about her daughter’s admission there.She was taken to the head teacher of the school for interrogation while a rumour spread outside about a child lifter had been held. Later she was dragged out of the school by a mob and then beaten mercilessly.On information, police rescued critically injured Taslima and took her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the physicians declared her dead.Taslima was from Raipur upazila in Lakshmipur and was living with her daughter and mother in the capital. She was separated from her husband two years back. Taslima’s son, 11, has been living with his father in Badda.last_img read more

Destruction of Alleged Baltimore Civil Rights Landmark Draws Criticism

first_imgCivil Rights Landmark DemolitionBaltimore activists are protesting the destruction of one of the city’s civil rights landmarks.On Nov. 12, a group of concerned citizens held a protest at 1234 Druid Hill Ave., a now-empty lot where “FreedomHouse,” a building with strong ties to the city’s civil rights movement, once stood. The row house, owned by Bethel AME Church, was torn down last week despite the pleas of neighborhood activists, who asked city officials to review the project’s permit and preserve the site.“This is a travesty,” said Johns W. Hopkins, director of Baltimore Heritage, a non-profit historic preservation group. “This is an enormous loss. It was not just a hub but the hub for civil rights in Baltimore City.”According to Louis Fields, president of the Baltimore African American Tourism Council, Freedom House had a storied history. The row house was the home of Harry Sythe Cummings and his family from 1899 to 1911. In 1889, Cummings became one of the first two Black men to graduate from the University of Maryland Law School. The following year, he became the first African American elected to the Baltimore City Council.1234 Druid Hill Ave. was also home to Juanita Jackson Mitchell, the first Black woman to pass the bar in Maryland. In 1970, it became the first headquarters of the Baltimore NAACP under the leadership of Dr. Lillie M. Jackson. In 1976, the Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History erected a marker honouring Dr. Jackson on the wall of the building.Civil Rights Landmark DemolitionMany civil rights campaigns were birthed in those offices, advocates said.“When we were planning protests as Morgan students for Read’s and many other civil rights activities, this is where we came. We didn’t have anywhere else to go,” said Dr. Helena Hicks. Hicks was among the Morgan State University students who staged sit-ins at Read’s drugstores throughout the city in January 1955, resulting in the desegregation of its 37 Baltimore-area lunch counters. “You’re talking almost a hundred years of history that we are letting go down the tubes.”Hicks also had harsh words for Bethel AME’s pastor Rev. Frank Reid.“This guy—I call him ‘Mr. Reid’ because I don’t give people titles they don’t deserve,” Hicks said. “A reverend doesn’t do things like this. A reverend is supposed to be a man of God who works for his people.”Calls to Bethel AME seeking comment were not returned. However, it appears that as owner of the property, the church was within its right to demolish the building once it had received approval from the Baltimore City Planning Department.“Slavery was legal. Jim Crow was legal. Racism was legal. Didn’t make them right,” Fields said. “Tearing down this building may be legal because of who owns it, but [that] doesn’t make it right.”Hopkins said the destruction of this important landmark is part of an ongoing struggle to preserve historic civil rights markers.“When people don’t know the history of a building it’s difficult to raise support to save it,” Hopkins said.Fields added that there should be a better process in place—beyond posting a notice on the building—to allow for public input before buildings are torn down.“I think the issue is whether or not you have informed the community associations in the area, whether or not you have talked to the people who live in the block and whether or not you have talked to the Baltimore commissions on history,” he said. “Some organizations should have notice prior to the wrecking ball so they can say—as in this case, ‘This house has historical value; slow down on your wrecking ball.’”The group announced plans to lobby to save another Bethel-owned building at 1232 Druid Hill Ave. The activists said they plan to stage a demonstration in front of Bethel AME Church on Nov. 15 before Sunday morning services. The Marble Hill Neighborhood Association said it would host a meeting at the Druid Hill Avenue YMCA on Nov. 17 to discuss this issue.James Bentley contributed to this story.last_img read more