700 Yellow Trucks Continue to Plow, Treat State Highways

first_imgTemperatures impact roadsRight now pavement temperatures remain well below freezing, requiring road salt to work harder to melt snow and ice. Granular salt helps to add traction while lowering the temperature at which the ice melts.Air temperatures are predicted to rise ahead of the Monday morning commute, increasing the chances for freezing rain in southern and central Indiana. Drivers should not be over-confident with pavement that appears to be bare as there may be a clear coating of freezing rain or “black ice”. Even four-wheel-drive vehicles and large trucks are no match if all tires are on ice.INDOT maintenance supervisors will closely monitor the boundary between rain, sleet, ice and snow and adjust their deployment of manpower, equipment and materials as appropriate. Temps to rise; Freezing rain chances for morning commuteLocal Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance supervisors monitored weather forecasts and deployed yellow trucks ahead of today’s snowstorm. As of 3 p.m. Eastern time, about 700 trucks continue to plow and treat state highways.A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through midnight for western and southern Indiana south of a line from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Ohio.Each INDOT plow route takes 2-3 hours to complete with salt assisting in melting between passes. Trained truck drivers alternate shifts of 12 hours or more to ensure around-the-clock coverage.last_img read more

Auburndale girls basketball holds off Stratford in WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Auburndale shot just 33 percent but made 19 of 23 from the free throw line and took care of Stratford 47-41 in a WIAA Division 4 girls basketball regional semifinal Friday night at Auburndale High School.Paiton Richardson scored 13 points, and Taylor Gotz had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Apaches (19-4). Gotz was 6 of 6, and Allison Linzmeier went 4-for-4 from the free throw line to lead the way for Auburndale.The Apaches swept all three matchups from Stratford this season.Auburndale led 18-8 after one quarter before Stratford (15-9) chipped away, cutting the Apaches’ lead to 34-31 heading into the fourth quarter.Auburndale moves on to a Division 4 regional final at No. 1 seed Marathon (22-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday. The game will be broadcast on WOSQ-FM 92.3 and wdlbwosq.com.Auburndale handed Marathon its only loss of the season, a 45-33 defeat back on Jan. 6. Marathon beat the Apaches at Marathon in a rematch on Feb. 6, 47-39.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Apaches 47, Tigers 41Stratford 8 11 12 10 – 41Auburndale 18 10 6 13 – 47STRATFORD (41): Statistics not provided. Record: 15-9.AUBURNDALE (47): Allison Linzmeier 1-3 4-4 6, Cheyenne Karl 3-8 2-3 8, Jenna Peplinski 0-2 1-2 1, Sylviann Momont 0-3 0-0 0, Paiton Richardson 5-8 3-3 13, Shannon Yahnke 2-4 3-5 7, Taylor Gotz 3-14 6-6 12. FG: 14-42. FT: 19-23. 3-pointers: 0-1 (Momont 0-1). Rebounds: 21 (Gotz 12). Assists: 9. Record: 19-4.last_img read more

Swiss, Dutch delight in A1GP SA

first_img23 February 2009Jeroen Bleekemolen of the Netherlands and Neel Jani of Switzerland secured victories in the sprint and feature races of the South African A1GP at Kyalami on Sunday. Unfortunately for the home fans, luck was not with Adrian Zaugg and Team South Africa.Bleekemolen, with a sharp start, jumped into the lead by the first corner of the Sprint, with Switzerland’s Jani on his tail after he too enjoyed a good start. Portugal’s Felipe Albuquerque dropped a place, while Narain Karthikeyan moved up to fourth from fifth at the start.India, however, surrendered her place quickly when Monaco’s Clivio Piccione exerted some pressure and made a clean pass. Shortly after that, championship leader Ireland, with Adam Carroll at the wheel, also overtook India.Mandatory pit stopAfter a mandatory pit stop Zaugg was next after India in the standings in the South African car, “Vulindela”, followed by New Zealand, Malaysia, and France.Portugal’s Albuquerque was pushing hard and on lap nine recorded the fastest lap of the race with a time of one minute 29.072 seconds.Bleekemolen went on to victory as the Netherlands scored its first win in 45 races. Previously, it had won the South African A1GP in Durban in the first season of competition.Portugal’s Albuquerque, in second, and Switzerland’s Jani joined the Dutch driver on the podium, with Ireland’s Carroll passing Monaco’s Piccione on the last lap to take fourth place.‘It all just went amazingly’“It all just went amazingly,” Bleekemolen said after his win. “It was a very hard race for me though, because in the beginning I could feel there was some kind of pull with the fuel pick up. It didn’t cost me any time but I could just feel it coming.“And then after the pit stop the car just stopped and I feared the race would be over, but it started working again,” Bleekemolen said. “I lost about one-and-a-half or two seconds, but luckily we were still able to win.“In the beginning we were really quick, I don’t know why we were so much faster, but everything worked. The car worked really well until the problem came, but then it still was exciting for me.”‘I’m really happy’Portugal’s Albuquerque said: “The team did a very good job and I managed to pass Switzerland. I’m really happy with the fastest lap and second place.”In the main race, Neel Jani raced to victory. It was his ninth win, which lifted him equal with Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg for the most wins by a driver in the history of A1GP racing.Despite starting from fifth on the grid, the Swiss ace comfortably knifed through the field to take a convincing victory by 13 seconds over second placed Felipe Guimaraes, the 17-year-old Brazilian. Clivio Piccione, who had earned Monaco its first ever pole position, completed the podium finishers.Jani enjoyed an incredible start to the Feature race, rocketing from fifth to second by the first corner. Ireland’s Adam Carroll, meanwhile, made contact with Fairuz Fauzy of Malaysia and ended up in the gravel and out of the race.Second contactAs the race took shape, Malaysia and New Zealand, with Earl Bamber at the wheel, battled it out for third place. Fauzy was once again involved in some contact and this time Bamber was sent spinning off the track.Fauzy paid the price when he needed to pit with a suspected slow puncture. By the time he returned to the track, he was in sixteenth position. A few laps later, he made a mandatory stop and changed all four tyres.Fast work by Team Switzerland enabled Jani to leap-frog Piccione and take the lead. Team Australia, however, suffered some misfortune. John Martin had entered the pits in third, but Martin stalled when another car crossed in front of him. The result was that he dropped from third to fifteenth in the standings.South Africa’s Adrian Zaugg had been going well, rising six places from 15th to ninth, but on lap 17 his race was done due to gearbox problems and he coasted quietly into the pits.Daniel Morad of Lebanon passed Germany’s Michael Ammermuller to take over seventh position. The top three, in order, were Switzerland, Monaco, and Brazil.Up to secondBrazil’s Guimaraes then began to haul in Monaco’s Piccione. When Monaco made a mistake on lap 24, he pounced and took over second place.By the time the cars started coming in for a second round of pit stops, Jani had Switzerland in a 10-second lead and another clean stop saw him exit pit lane with a comfortable advantage.Malaysia, realising that Fauzy was out of the running to score a point by finishing in the top 10, sent him out to try to record the fastest lap, for which he could earn a point. Utilising PowerBoost, he clocked one minute 28.306 to claim the point on offer.Jani took the chequered flag for Switzerland, ahead of a delighted Guimares, who recorded Brazil’s best result of the season and become the youngest ever A1GP medal winner. Clivio Piccione finished third, getting Monaco’s its first ever podium place in its debut season.Switzerland’s win and Ireland’s failure to finish the race lifted the Swiss to the top of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport standings.‘A replay start from Taupo’Afterwards, Jani commented: “It was a little bit of a replay start from Taupo, from fifth to second. I was a bit worried starting from fifth, because I knew the first two turns would be very close and you could get knocked off easily, so my strategy was to just try the outside and it really worked and was a fantastic start.“I then tried to follow Clivio (Piccione) and I struggled a bit. But then we had a great pit stop and I had good pace. I think Monaco had a bit of bad luck in the pit stop so that helped us too. But after it I could really keep up my pace.”Brazil’s Felipe Guimares said: “I am so happy as it’s the first time I have been on the podium. Yesterday I had the big crash in qualifying and I didn’t think that today I would finish on the podium! But I had a great start then during the race the car was good.“It was a bit worrying at the end because the engine was losing power, but we managed to keep going to the finish thankfully. I was pushing hard but not taking any risks and we brought it home in second. I really wanted to do a good job today and I have.”Strange noisesA1 Team South Africa’s Zaugg, who endured a difficult home event, said: “The first laps were not bad at all and we were able to actually get past France as well. But already from lap six onwards I started to hear strange noises in the engine, especially in second gear. And I also then started to feel like a drop in power accelerating in second gear. But I just carried on.“I informed the team but they just told me to carry on. And that’s what I did and eventually I started to get misfires. Eventually on the breaking and changing down to second gear, the engine just went off. I kept rolling and the engine went back on and eventually I tried to continue, but it carried on misfiring, so in the end I just had to give it up.”Taking about racing in front of his home crowds, Zaugg continued: “That really boosted me, especially this morning when I saw the people there and after the drivers’ parade – all the people cheering for me. So I feel really sorry for all of them.“They all came here to see us race and do well and unfortunately we couldn’t finish the race. But I want to just say thanks to all the supporters. We have had a really difficult season so far. But I think we really improved with lots of things this weekend and I hope we can carry on positive from here.”SPRINT RACE RESULTS1. Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands)2. Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal)3. Neel Jani (Switzerland)4. Adam Carroll (Ireland)5. Clivio Piccione (Monaco)6. Narain Karthikayen (India)7. Adrian Zaugg (South Africa)8. Earl Bamber (New Zealand)9. Fairuz Fauzy (Malaysia)10. Nicolas Prost (France)11. Edoardo Piscopo (Italy)12. John Martin (Australia)13. Ho Pin Tung (China)14. Michael Ammermuller (Germany)15. Felipe Guimaraes (Brazil)16. Salvador Duran (Mexico)17. Marco Andretti (USA)18. Zahir Ali (Indonesia)19. Danny Watts (Great Britain)20. Daniel Morad (Lebanon)FEATURE RACE RESULTS1. Neel Jani (Switzerland)2. Felipe Guimaraes (Brazil)3. Clivio Piccione (Monaco)4. Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands)5. Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal)6. Daniel Morad (Lebanon)7. Danny Watts (Great Britain)8. Marco Andretti (USA)9. Zahir Ali (Indonesia)10. Edoardo Piscopo (Italy)11. Michael Ammermuller (Germany)12. Narain Karthikayen (India)13. John Martin (Australia)14. Ho Pin Tung (China)15. Fairuz Fauzy (Malaysia)16. Adrian Zaugg (South Africa)17. Earl Bamber (New Zealand)18. Nicolas Prost (France)19. Salvador Duran (Mexico)20. Adam Carroll (Ireland)POINTS STANDINGS1. Switzerland 732. Ireland 703. Portugal 644. Netherlands 565. France 416. New Zealand 367. Malaysia 328. Australia 309. Monaco 2310. Great Britain 2011 USA 1912 South Africa 19SAinfo reporter and A1GP.comlast_img read more

The ink this 3D printer uses is alive. Watch it in action

first_img The latest 3D printer ink is alive, thanks to embedded bacteria. That means 3D printers can now make living materials capable of degrading toxins and facilitating organ transplants. Traditional 3D printers use powdery metals and plastics as their ink. These are great for making superstrong steel or even artificial bones, but not so great for making biocompatible materials that need more flexibility—such as skin grafts. That’s where the new functional living ink—or Flink—comes in. With Flink, researchers can print any number of bacteria-derived materials, including elastic ones. Researchers demonstrated this utility in a paper published today in Science Advances by printing materials embedded with the bacterium Acetobacter xylinum. This bacterium makes cellulose, which can be used as scaffolds for skin replacements and coatings for biomedical devices that help protect patients against organ rejection. What’s more, with Flink researchers can print these materials in any 3D shape in one step. Because any kind of bacterium or combination of bacteria can be infused in the ink, Flink expands the range of potential applications for 3D-printed materials—degrading environmental toxins, making vitamins, generating chemical energy through photosynthesis—that are not possible with nonliving inks.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) By Roni DenglerDec. 1, 2017 , 2:00 PM The ink this 3D printer uses is alive. Watch it in actionlast_img read more

Valverde dodges Arthur to Barca questions

first_imgTransfers I thought he was an actor! – Barca’s Valverde dodges Arthur questions Ryan Benson 04:38 24/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) arthur-cropped Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Ernesto Valverde Barcelona v Girona Girona Grêmio Primera División The Gremio midfielder Arthur has been linked with Camp Nou, but the Blaugrana coach tried to convince reporters of his ignorance on Friday. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde dodged questions about the club’s reported interest in Gremio midfielder Arthur, claiming he thought he was being asked about an actor.Arthur has been linked with Barca for several months after establishing himself as one of South America’s most promising young players during Gremio’s successful Copa Libertadores campaign last year.Reports of Barca’s interest initially began circulating in December when Arthur was photographed wearing the club’s jersey during a meeting with sporting director Robert Fernandez. 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 Although that moved angered the Brazilian club, negotiations have taken place since and reports have even suggested the two clubs are closing in on an agreement worth an estimated €40million.Though, when asked about Arthur, Valverde tried to convince reporters of his ignorance.He said: “Arthur? What’s his last name?”I thought he was an actor! He’s at another team. I’ve seen him, like a lot of others.”News rocked Spain on Thursday when it was confirmed a police officer died of a cardiac arrest during violent clashes between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow at the former’s San Mames stadium before a Europa League meeting.Although the officer’s death was not directly caused by physical trauma, it was pointed out by official statements that a flare thrown from a group of Russian supporters had landed near him just a few seconds before.Valverde, who coached Athletic before Barca, expressed his sadness at the situation and rued the fact some people use football as a “shortcut” to give other things “visibility”.”We’re all affected,” Valverde said. “Especially in my case, as it happened in Bilbao.”Football is there to be enjoyed, but there are people who use football as a shortcut to other things. It’s not a footballing problem, it’s just that that’s where it gets visibility.”last_img read more

Courtois thinks Hazard should always play 90 mins

first_imgChelsea ‘Hazard should play 90 minutes’ – Courtois surprised at Conte’s Man Utd substitution Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 20:25 28/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Eden Hazard Chelsea Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Eden Hazard Manchester United v Chelsea Manchester United The Chelsea goalkeeper wants to see his Belgian team-mate play the full match where possible after he was withdrawn in the second half at Old Trafford Thibaut Courtois admits he was surprised to see Eden Hazard substituted by Antonio Conte during the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.The Blues slipped out of the Premier League’s top four after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard earned United the points following Willian’s opener.Lingard’s winner came two minutes after Hazard had been substituted by Conte, with Pedro coming on for the Belgium international. 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 Chelsea were then left without their most creative spark when chasing the game and Courtois has aired his surprise at his compatriot’s withdrawal. “I have no explanation for the substitution,” Courtois told Belgian outlet Play Sports. “I did not expect it, but it’s the manager’s choice. He’ll explain it. I can’t look into his head. “Of course, you want players like Eden 90 minutes on the pitch. He can always bring something extra.”Conte has been under pressure in recent weeks, with the Blues struggling domestically. Chelsea are currently fifth in the Premier League, two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and 19 behind leaders Manchester City.Speaking after the defeat at Old Trafford, Conte suggested that Hazard had failed to maintain his high standards in the second half and that his withdrawal was merely a tactical decision.”No Hazard [is not injured], no,” he told a news conference. “It was a tactical decision. “You have to keep the same performance for 90 minutes, we didn’t have a great balance, and every single player has to try to work with the ball, without the ball, otherwise we lose our balance.”I think he’d finished his energy because the first half he ran a lot. The second half he started the same way, but when I see a player is a bit tired, my task is to find a different solution.”Meanwhile, Courtois was left deflated by the defeat at United, which came on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Barcelona in the Champions League when Chelsea had also taken the lead.”After our goal, we conceded a counter-attacking goal just like last Tuesday but in the second half we had less of the ball, but even then we should never have lost this match,” he said.”If you do not do the small things well in top matches, you lose, which is what happened.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

WATCH: TFC downed by Zardes and the Crew

first_imgMLS VIDEO: Zardes and the Crew run past Toronto to open MLS season Goal 05:54 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Michael Bradley Gyasi Zardes Toronto FC Columbus Crew MLS John E. Sokolowski MLS Toronto v Columbus Crew Toronto Columbus Crew Videos The former LA Galaxy forward scored on his debut for Columbus, helping his side past the defending champions in the 2018 league opener The 2018 MLS season got off to a flying start, with the defending MLS Cup champion, and Goal’s unanimous pick for the 2018 Supporters’ Shield, beaten 2-0 at home by the Columbus Crew. For the Crew the win was a bit of revenge against the club that knocked them out of the 2017 MLS Cup playoffs in the Eastern Conference finals. In that two-legged tie the Crew failed to find a way past Toronto’s defense and eventually lost out 1-0.  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 In Saturday’s match, the opener for the 23rd season of MLS, the Crew broke the deadlock just before the break. Federico Higuain scored the first goal of the season in the league, catching a cross on the half-volley and powering it past Alex Bono. Columbus came out of the break still on the front foot, and just after the restart the Crew got a goal from new-signing Zardes. Pedro Santos played a splitting ball and the pace of the former LA Galaxy forward was more than Toronto’s defense could deal with. The 26-year-old raced onto the through-ball and took it on first time inside the near post, doubling the visiting side’s lead. The first goal of the MLS season that has @ColumbusCrewSC in front. #TORvCLB pic.twitter.com/yFFlDJkNGF— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 3, 2018Startin’ the 2nd half strong. @gyasinho puts the visitors up 2-0. #TORvCLBThat ball from @Pedro32santos tho… pic.twitter.com/EJ96a4063L— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 3, 2018Toronto had chances to get back into the match, with Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore both coming close, but the Crew stayed strong and held on for an impressive victory to open the season.last_img read more

Report: Salzburg 0 Dortmund 0

first_imgRed Bull Salzburg 0 Borussia Dortmund 0 (2-1 agg): Stoger’s men suffer shock exit Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 05:59 16/3/2018 DortmundSalzburg - cropped Bongarts Another disappointing display ended Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League hopes as they were knocked out by Red Bull Salzburg. Red Bull Salzburg comfortably held Borussia Dortmund to a goalless draw in their last-16 second leg clash to dump Peter Stoger’s men out of the Europa League 2-1 on aggregate.The Austrian side, unbeaten since August, secured a shock 2-1 lead in Germany last week through Valon Berisha’s double, but goalkeepers Alexander Walke and Roman Burki were equally tested in this return stalemate despite Dortmund’s need for at least two goals – a tally they never came close to achieving.Stoger’s gameplan made it easy for the hosts, Dortmund’s attempts to play the game entirely in Salzburg’s half opening up space for the energetic Hwang Hee-chan to run free. 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 Burki twice denied the 22-year-old forward and then produced a wonderful stop to thwart Xaver Schlager as the visitors somehow reached the break level on the night and still in with a chance of progression.Their improvement after the restart was minimal, though, Dortmund managing to keep Salzburg at bay but doing little to muster the requisite attacking response.Dortmund’s season is far from over as they remain well placed to seal Champions League qualification, but this shock exit for one of the tournament favourites will come as a blow to Stoger’s hopes of staying in the dugout beyond the end of the campaign.Das war‘s. Der BVB scheidet im Achtelfinale der @EuropaLeague aus. #FCSBVB 0-0 pic.twitter.com/fq92Syt0g9— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) March 15, 2018Dortmund made a particularly laboured start and might have fallen further behind in the tie within just six minutes as poor defending allowed Hwang in, Burki blocking his clipped finish.The visitors assumed complete control of possession but another error at the back then let Hwang run clear once more, the South Korea international this time pushed wide and drilling hard and low for Burki to save again.And Burki continued to single-handedly keep Dortmund in the contest, diving to his right to brilliantly tip Schlager’s curler around the post.A spectacular punch from Berisha’s teasing cross-cum-shot was next for Burki to deal with, Dortmund’s aimless possession only inviting snappy Salzburg tackles as the opening 45 minutes passed without event for Walke in the home goal.1 – This is only the second time this season that #BVB have had just one shot in the first half (the other game was the DFB Cup game at FC Bayern). Harmless.— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) March 15, 2018Powerful efforts from half-time substitute Maximilian Philipp and Marcel Schmelzer worked Walke after the restart, before the goalkeeper was forced into action again when the latter stooped to head on target.Walke came up with a more difficult stop to keep a stumbling Alexander Isak out, then parrying from Philipp and watching on as Stefan Lainer stepped in front of a goal-bound strike.Salzburg did grow a little nervy but were never troubled, the scale of the task in the closing stages too much for Dortmund as Walke earned a clean sheet.And the hosts could have themselves stolen victory at the last as Munas Dabbur cracked the crossbar after Fredrik Gulbrandsen led a breakaway. read morelast_img read more

Mourinho questions United mentality

first_imgJosé Mourinho Matic was an island of personality – Mourinho questions United mentality Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 06:49 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) José Mourinho Manchester United Romelu Lukaku Brighton & Hove Albion FA Cup Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Videos Despite seeing Manchester United progress into the semi-finals of the FA Cup by beating Brighton, the manager was annoyed by his side Jose Mourinho singled out Nemanja Matic as an “island of personality” as he criticised the mentality of his Manchester United players despite booking a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.Romelu Lukaku and Matic converted United’s only two efforts on target in a 2-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday to set up a trip to Wembley.Mourinho had told his players to “grow up” following Tuesday’s surprise defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League and the Portuguese left Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez as unused substitutes against Brighton. 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 Luke Shaw was hauled off at half-time despite playing a role in Lukaku’s opener, with Mourinho unimpressed with United’s performance in a dour display against the Seagulls.”I didn’t like the game,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “I think we deserved to win because I think the game was in control for the majority, we scored two and they didn’t score, so we clearly deserved it but we didn’t play the way I want.”I had a reaction from some. Some players were mentally strong enough with football quality and that was the reason we won, but a team of 11 must have six or seven performing and wanting responsibility to play. I’m not happy with the performance, I’m happy with the result.”When I spend two days with faster build-up and ball arriving earlier between lines and in attacking areas it depends on decisions in possession and movement in attack, I spend two days working on it but attacking players don’t want the ball, defenders taking square passes, I have to feel frustrated.”The biggest frustration is not a bad result because this can happen, it’s when I work on the [training] pitch and don’t see the situations on the pitch.”Many, many times Matic was an island of personality and desire and control, surrounded by a lack of personality, class and desire.”[Scott] McTominay lost more passes than in all his games altogether but he was a Manchester United player, he gives to the team.”It was a question of mentality. The perfect Manchester United player has quality and personality and is consistent. When you play bad you must have personality.”#MUFC in the @EmiratesFACup this season:Played Scored Conceded Bring on the semi-finals  pic.twitter.com/Ryci0MgS6e— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 17, 2018Although Mourinho did not single out individuals for criticism, Shaw’s withdrawal for Ashley Young at half-time was a sign the United manager remains doubtful over the left-back’s qualities.”It was a decision, one player for another in the same position,” Mourinho said. “I wanted to defend better, I want my defensive line to be more solid in response to some situations and I want more personality in the team.”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