Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: England boss Gareth Southgate injured, dislocates right shoulder

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England coach Gareth Southgate has dislocated his right shoulder in a training session on Wednesday. The 47-year-old manager suffered the dislocation while running near England’s World Cup base in Repino during an off day from training.“I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future!” joked Southgate to reporters, who was treated in a nearby hospital with the assistance of team doctor Rob Chakraverty.”The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.“We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly. They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work.”We are lucky we have a top-class medical team around us, so it was fine. I had brilliant help from them, and I am just sorry that I managed to ruin their day off.”However, Southgate was back at the training base in time to hold a meeting with his players with his arm in a sling.”It is better this is me than one of the players,” added the Three Lions boss.”They were a bit surprised in the team meeting and were asking ‘what have you been doing!?’ – as always, they were probably quite amused.”It is good that we have had a quiet day today so I had prepared the meeting before and we are on to preparations for Panama.”I am just a bit gutted because I was on for my record 10k time!”England will face Panama on Sunday in their next match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018. last_img read more

USC heads to Irvine with momentum

first_imgFresh off playing the No. 2 team in the country, USC baseball knows the road to its eventual goal doesn’t get much easier.Easy, slugger · Sophomore James Roberts and the Trojans travel to Irvine, Calif., to take on the Anteaters, the first in a slew of tough teams left on USC’s schedule. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (14-8) travel to Irvine, Calif., Wednesday to take on UC Irvine (14-8), a team that just missed qualifying for the College World Series in 2011 after losing a heartbreaker to top-ranked Virginia in a super regional playoff.“We know UC Irvine is a team on the rise and we know how good they are,” USC coach Frank Cruz said. “They pitch well, they hit well and they play defense well. We can’t let up one bit.”USC lost a heartbreaker of its own in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader with Stanford, but Cruz pointed to the team’s 8-4 win in the series finale as evidence that the team has moved past the dismay of the defeat.“We’re way past that now,” Cruz said. “I thought it would be a good test for our team to see how we responded to a loss like that, and I was proud of how we did it. We came right back out the very next day and took a game from one of the best teams in the country. Now we just keep moving forward.”USC could use a momentum-building win over UCI before hitting the meat of its conference schedule. The Trojans are 14-8 overall, but just 1-3 in the Pac-12 to begin the year.The latter statistic does not, however, reflect the performance of the pitching staff. Starting seniors Andrew Triggs and Ben Mount are 2-3 and 1-3, respectively, but each has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of at least 3:1, with Triggs’ sitting at a pristine 6:1. Meanwhile, freshman left-hander Stephen Tarpley has radically improved his control, posting 40 strikeouts and just nine walks thus far in 2012.“A lot of [the pitchers’ success] has to do with limiting their workload to a certain extent,” Cruz said.“One hundred pitches is kind of the bench mark that we like to go by. There’s obviously some leeway, but I think the guys’ arms are still strong because we’re not overworking them.”Cruz said that Wednesday’s starter against UCI, senior pitcher Brandon Garcia, has a slightly shorter leash because of his presence in the batting lineup on days when he is not throwing. That doesn’t mean Cruz has any less confidence in him, though.“Brandon’s done a nice job as our middle-of-the-week guy,” Cruz said. “We tend to be a bit more careful with him but for the most part he’s given us what we need in between weekend series. Going up against a good team like Irvine, I’m confident he’ll give us what we need.”The bats have also been assets for the Trojans, who are hitting .304 as a team. Senior first baseman Matt Foat has set the pace, recording 34 hits in 81 at-bats.“We’re swinging it well, but we can’t get complacent,” Cruz said. “Not only against Irvine but the rest of our schedule, too. As long as we keep putting up the at-bats we’re putting up, I think we’ll be okay.”First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at UC Irvine.last_img read more

Freddy Shepherd: Former Club Managers, Player Attend Funeral

first_imgShearer ended his tribute by saying:“We miss you Mr Chairman, we miss you Freddy.” Former club captain Alan Shearer and Everton star Wayne Rooney were also present at the funeral held at St George’s Church, in Jesmond, Newcastle.A private cremation ceremony also took place immediately after the funeral service.Freddie Shepherd, 75, passed away at his home on September 25.The aforementioned Shearer while paying tribute to Shepherd during the service said:“It is well-documented that there was another, so-called big club after me, but it was Freddy along with Kevin (Keegan), Sir John (Hall) and Douglas (Hall) who was instrumental in getting me home.”“I left 10 years later with him as my great friend, playing for my club, breaking the goal-scoring record, living my dream.“I can thank Freddy for all of that.” he further added. Former Newcastle United managers Kenny Dalglish and Sam Allardyce attended the funeral of former club chairman Freddy Shepherd earlier on Saturday.center_img Relatedlast_img read more

FA charges Wayne Shaw over ‘Pie Gate’

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Paddy Power guarantees Hector’s Arsenal tree pledge June 24, 2020 Share FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper” June 19, 2020 Submit Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 Issuing a corporate communication, The English Football Association (FA) has charged former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on two breaches of its rules relating to betting and player misconduct.Following a review of the 20 February’s Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie between Sutton United and Arsenal FC at Sutton’s Gander Green Lane. The FA has charged Shaw with ‘influencing a football betting market’ contrary to FA Rule E5(a).The FA further states that Shaw had acted ‘in a manner which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute’, contrary to FA Rule E3(1)The cup tie, which was broadcast by the BBC had been sponsored by UK bookmaker Sun Bets.  Before the match, Sun Bets had offered an 8/1 price on ‘Wayne Shaw to eat a pie live on air’. In the 86th minute of the game, Shaw obliged – being filmed eating a match pie on the sidelines.The UKGC flagged Shaw’s conduct, stating that the player had breached FA rules relating to betting. At the time the goalkeeper defended his actions, stating that his pie eating antics had been ‘a bit of banter’.The incident would reach national headlines, branded ‘Pie Gate’ by UK media. As a consequence of his actions Wayne Shaw would lose his job at Sutton United being forced to resign by club management.Shaw would admit that he was aware that Sun Bets were offering 8/1 odds on him eating a pie, but that no one connected to the club or his family knew of his intended actions.The FA has given Shaw until 6 pm on Friday 21 July 2017 to respond to both charges.last_img read more

Preview: On The Deck Episode 3 ‘Choctaw’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisJoin Mike Beiermeister and Maritime Historian Pat Labadie as they explore one of the newest discoveries in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Catch the preview above!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for June 20Next Sanctuary Gearing Up For Annual Cardboard Boat Regattalast_img

Ben Roethlisberger injury update: Steelers QB returns after hit to the ribs vs. Raiders

first_img#7 Ben Roethlisberger is questionable to return (ribs).— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 9, 2018Raiders defensive tackle Clinton McDonald delivered the blow to Roethlisberger on a sack with 5:15 remaining in the second quarter. He stayed in the game and led the Steelers on a touchdown drive, but then left shortly afterward. James Conner injury update: Steelers RB (ankle) could miss multiple weeks, report says Joshua Dobbs replaced Roethlisberger and helped maintain the team’s 14-10 lead in the third quarter until Roethlisberger returned. Related News Ben Roethlisberger was taken back to the locker room after he took a hard hit in the Steelers’ game Sunday against the Raiders.The Pittsburgh quarterback suffered a rib injury as he was looking to throw the ball at the end of the first half. The Steelers went on to lose 24-21 after they had a chance to tie the game with a last second field goal.last_img read more

Because of blowouts, Los Angeles Dodgers are fairly well rested for stretch run

first_imgCHICAGO >> The Dodgers’ secret weapon lately isn’t a bubble machine, or a 28-year-old somewhat eccentric mystic named Sidd Finch. The secret isn’t even very well-kept.The more lopsided blowouts they find themselves in — the more lopsided, the better — the more manager Don Mattingly is able to empty his bench and rest his starters, a rare luxury for a team that hasn’t led its division by more than four games all month. That’s helped keep the National League’s second-oldest roster relatively fresh, something Mattingly doesn’t take for granted. “It’s good to have September call-ups because now I don’t have to pick and choose the guy I take out,” the manager said.On their current 10-game road trip, the Dodgers have played to scores of 0-9, 17-0, 4-2, 11-3, 4-10, 2-16, 8-4, 14-5 and 7-8.The net effect: Everyone plays, everyone rests.The Dodgers have 19 position players on their active roster. Eleven of the 19 have more than six at-bats this week. The others were all healthy enough to play regularly, and all had at least one plate appearance.The team chasing the Dodgers hasn’t had that luxury. The San Francisco Giants have 18 position players on their active roster. Only seven of them had more than six at-bats this week through Friday. Another eight players have at least one at-bat, but two — outfielders Angel Pagan (back) and Michael Morse (oblique) — have been battling injuries.Among Mattingly’s problems: “I’ve got four guys mad at me because they couldn’t come out of the game that day. ‘Who’s coming out?’ ‘He came out earlier than me!’ “It’s nice to be able to get guys out of the game,” he said.Wright man for jobJamey Wright will make his first start of the season in the series finale Sunday. It will be the 248th start of his career but only his second since 2007.The 39-year-old pitcher started one game last season for the Tampa Bay Rays. He threw 36 pitches over 1 2/3 innings. Tampa Bay needed six relievers to finish a 4-1 loss.“They don’t expect me to do eight innings,” Wright said. “I can’t tell you whether I’ll go six or three or two.”Wright is 5-4 with a 4.30 earned-run average in 59 relief appearances this season, though he’s struggled recently. Opponents are hitting .421 against him in September, with nine hits and three walks in 30 plate appearances.On Saturday, Wright said his arm isn’t hurt beyond any usual late-season soreness.“I’m fine,” he said. “I’ll end up with less (appearances) this year than I did last year, the year before that.”Wright’s longest outing this season, in terms of innings and pitches, was a three-inning, 48-pitch relief appearance in Minnesota on May 1. He also pitched the final three innings of a May 31 game against the Pirates for his only save of the season.“I wish I could go out and throw 120 pitches like I used to,” Wright said.Dan Haren will have his next turn in the rotation pushed back a day and start Monday against the San Francisco Giants. That lines up the Dodgers’ best healthy starters — Haren, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw — to pitch against the second-place team in the National League West.Haren has an ERA of 5.86 in five career starts at Wrigley Field compared to a 3.48 ERA at Dodger Stadium (22 starts).Also …Hanley Ramirez is still day to day with a sore right elbow, Mattingly said. The shortstop has felt well enough to start the last three games but hasn’t finished any of them. He came out after eight innings Thursday, six innings Friday and six innings Saturday. … Third baseman Juan Uribe was given a day off to rest what Mattingly called a nagging groin injury. Justin Turner got the start and went 1 for 4. … Hyun-Jin Ryu threw lightly from flat ground for 5-10 minutes with head athletic trainer Stan Conte watching. It was the first time Ryu has held a baseball since a shoulder injury forced him to leave his last start on Sept. 12.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Kansas State’s new era begins with Chris Klieman’s player-first approach to coaching

first_imgIf they were up there and didn’t knock on his door, he told them, they might have a problem.MORE: Big 12 predictions for 2019 season“Well, I’ll tell you what, that is different,” K-State quarterback Skylar Thompson said in July at Big 12 Media Days. “It’s different as far as just feeling comfortable enough to speak to Coach Klieman.”That’s not to say players didn’t feel as comfortable strolling upstairs and chatting up Bill Snyder — well, actually, yes it is.“It’s definitely changed a lot,” said defensive end Wyatt Hubert.From Klieman’s open-door policy to the playlist he pipes in during practice — it features a lot less Frank Sinatra and a little more Lil’ Wayne — so many things are different in the time he has taken over for Snyder.“A lot different than what it was before,” Hubert said. “A lot more modernized.”Snyder, 79, retired this offseason, his legacy as secure as the name that graces the top of the press box on the Wildcats’ home field: “Bill Snyder Family Stadium.” He engineered arguably the greatest reclamation project in the 150-year history of college football.When Snyder first arrived in Manhattan from Iowa, the Wildcats were the worst major college football program in the country. They were on a 27-game winless streak, having endured 17 losing seasons in an 18-year span. By his fifth season, K-State went 9-2-1 and ranked 20th in the final AP Top 25. In his ninth year, the ‘Cats were 11-1 and finished No. 8. In 1998, a decade after Snyder’s arrival, K-State came within inches of playing for a national championship, a shocking double-overtime loss to Texas A&M costing them a berth in the BCS national championship game. Since then, an estimated $165 million has been poured into the football facilities, which were renamed after the Snyder family in 2005. His teams went on to seven 11-win seasons, four Big 12 North Division crowns and two Big 12 championships.That’s quite a legacy for Klieman to replace — but he has his own championship pedigreeMORE: Big 12 coaches: It’s patience, not shortcuts, that creates winning cultureAs a defensive assistant (2011-13) and head coach (2014-18) at North Dakota State, Klieman was a part of seven FCS national championships in eight years — the last four as head coach. He has the third-highest NCAA winning percentage of all time, and since 2014 ranks No. 1 among all Division I head coaches in wins (69) and winning percentage (.920).Like Sinatra, Snyder did things his way at Kansas State: button-down, business-like, old-school. Klieman has already put his own stamp on the program simply by being more flexible.“I’m a player’s coach,” Klieman said at Big 12 Media Days. “I want to build relationships with guys. I want to challenge guys. I want to have guys know that I care for them, know that I love them, because then it’s easier to challenge them. Easier to hold them accountable.”Klieman, 51, said he developed that approach from Terry Allen, his coach and mentor at Northern Iowa. Allen, who has been retired since 2014 after tough stints at Missouri State and Kansas, recently caught up with Klieman on the golf course.“I was with him last weekend and it’s like we can still joke,” Klieman said in Arlington. “He’s the guy I played for, but we can joke and have a good time. This business is hard enough as it is.”Klieman’s edict that players touch base with him when they’re in the facility isn’t just for show — and it isn’t just about football.“I do feel like I can text him at night, whatever, ‘Hey, you want to meet tomorrow?’ Stuff like that,” said defensive tackle Trey Dishon. “Or just go up and knock on the door and sit down and talk family, not so much about football. It’s very positive.”Thompson noted that Snyder’s program was built on hard work and attention to detail. In that vein, things have been very much the same in eight months under Klieman.“But, we have more freedom as players to kind of voice our opinion and have a say in what we want to do,” Thompson said. “And he’s open to it a lot more. Coach Snyder was kind of like, ‘This is the way we’re doing it and we’re gonna do it this way.’”MORE: Ranking Big 12 coaches ahead of 2019 seasonKlieman emphasized that he doesn’t know how things were before he stepped into the Flint Hills, and he’s only doing things the way he knows how. So why does he think it’s important to create personal bonds that don’t necessarily equate to touchdowns or turnovers?“I just want them around us,” Klieman said. “They have such a great impact on everything. Not just what happens on Saturday, but what happens during your whole week, what happens in recruiting, what happens on our campus. “I want those guys to know that it’s comfortable up in our office. I want those guys to get to know our (coaches’) families. I want to get to know their families. I just want to get to know as much as I can about them. I don’t want this to be a two-year relationship. I’m hoping this is a 30- or 40-year relationship with them.” It’s a week into training camp and the season is only 22 days away, so everybody is feeling more comfortable now. But Klieman said it has taken time for players to open up to him and the staff.“It’s been a process. No question about that,” Klieman said. “I don’t want to take anything away from what Coach (Snyder) did. The discipline is something you have to have. He built an unbelievable program with great success. For us, we’re trying to give ‘em a little bit of leash, but by the same respect, you’d better do what you’re supposed to do and act like you’re supposed to act and do what’s right.“But no, there’s no question. Where sometimes I’m like, ‘Guys, it’s OK to do this’ and they’re like, ‘But we just haven’t done that for years.’ There’s some things they’ll know really bother me, and some things, they’ll know if that’s not gonna impact a win for us, then I’m OK with it.” ARLINGTON, Texas — When Chris Klieman first arrived at Kansas State, he immediately reached out to his new players and let them know he’d be doing things a bit differently.Foremost: Wildcat players would be encouraged — expected, even — to drop by Klieman’s office on the fourth floor of the Vanier Family Football Complex from time to time, even if for no particular reason.last_img read more

Federal money in grant pipeline for Iowa small businesses

first_imgJOHNSTON — The state’s small business grant program that handed out $24 million in April has been revived with federal economic stimulus money. Hundreds of small business owners shut out of the initial run are being notified by email that they are getting a grant.“We know that every day that goes by right now is a critical one for so many Iowans,” Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham said Thursday.About 14,000 Iowa small businesses submitted applications for $148 million in grants from the Iowa Small Business Relief Program. Durham said applications were “triaged” and more than 1200 business owners received grants in early April. Hundreds more have just been notified they’re getting grants.“As of today, a total of more than 2600 restaurants, breweries, florists, salons, boutiques, gyms and a wide array of other small businesses that line the streets of communities in all 99 counties have been awarded Small Business Relief Grants for a total of approximately $50 million,” Durham said.The governor is seeking more federal money for the program.“I can tell you that the spirit of our business owners remains resilient, strong and hopeful for tomorrow,” Durham said. “Our team is fueled from the notes that have been pouring in from all over our state from business that are telling us they are hanging on and hope they see us upon their reopening.”State employees are verifying that businesses that applied have not closed down permanently before grants are awarded  Businesses are notified by email that a check is in the mail.last_img read more

Zimbabwe great Grant Flower claims he was fed up with lack of freedom and…

first_imgAdvertisement r7weNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsmp7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8r0tdsr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wucdoWould you ever consider trying this?😱6tq6cyCan your students do this? 🌚1xqrRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former batting coach of the Pakistani cricket team and Zimbabwe legend Grant Flower has stated in an interview that the “lack of freedom and security aspect” is the most frustrating thing he faced during his tenure in Pakistan. The former opener was selected as the batting coach in 2014, but last week the country’s cricket board (PCB) decided not to renew his contract.Advertisement In an interview with ESPNCricinfo he was asked, what was the most frustrating thing about living in Pakistan to which Flower replied: “The security aspect and the lack of freedom.” Then he answered to what he won’t miss about working in Pakistan, saying: “Some of the backstabbing by ex-players. And a lot of the politics that happens within the TV channels, the journalists and some of the politics in the PCB itself. I won’t miss those, certainly.”Advertisement However, Flower declared that the Champions Trophy triumph in 2017, when Pakistan defeated India in the final, was his proudest personal achievement. He also claimed that opening batsman Babar Azam is the best player that he has ever coached and also singled out Haris Sohail as an “underachiever”. In the end of the interview the younger Flower advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to get a “stronger domestic structure in place” to maximize the potential of the players.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more