Ighalo full of praise for ‘exciting’ Man Utd teammate Greenwood

first_imgManchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has sung the praises of young teammate Mason Greenwood. read also:Man Utd striker Greenwood wants to emulate RVP “He’s a player for the future for Man United. “He’s doing well now but in two or three years he is going to be doing very, very well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Albino Animals Who Look Like GhostsWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchGreat Entertainer Became A Milestone In The History Of Censorship Loading… Ighalo believes he has a bright future at Old Trafford. “He’s very young and exciting. Very good player, left and right, he can shoot and score goals,” he said during an Instagram live appearance.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lambert set to speak to Riley

first_imgAston Villa boss Paul Lambert admitted he will look to speak to referees’ chief Mike Riley after Gabby Agbonlahor’s shock dismissal. “The referee’s decision is final. You have to stick together and we did that for 25 minutes, to be down a man against a top side. It showed a lot of character and determination, it’s a credit to the guys in front of me.” The draw ended United’s six-game winning run and boss Louis van Gaal was critical of his side’s inability to finish Villa off after Falcao equalised following Christian Benteke’s impressive opener. The United manager felt drawing games at sides like Villa would cost them a shot at the title but Lambert believes they will still have a say in the race. “If you spend that kind of money at that club you have to win more games than not to challenge for the title,” he said, with United third in the Barclays Premier League and Villa 12th. “They are going to have a shout with it. If they don’t win it they will have a massive bearing on where it’s going to go. They are a top side.” The striker was sent off after a collision with Ashley Young in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United. It was a 50-50 challenge but was Villa’s second red card in two games after Kieran Richardson walked in last week’s 1-0 defeat at West Brom. And Lambert expects to talk to Professional Game Match Officials boss Riley about Lee Mason’s controversial decision. He said: “I will have a call, yeah, and find out exactly because the Kieran Richardson one I don’t have a problem with but this one I certainly do. “There was nothing, you may as well pack up if you’re going to take tackling out of the game. The two have gone in without any malice or studs showing, that’s not a red card. “The two have gone in fairly but the lad (Young) himself admitted he thought he fouled Gabby.” Villa, who were already missing the suspended Richardson and Alan Hutton, are likely to appeal. Keeper Brad Guzan also questioned the decision but praised the side after they played the final 25 minutes with 10 men. “It didn’t look like a red card from where I was. Looking at the replay in the dressing room, I definitely don’t think it was a red card,” he said. “In saying that, in those situations you have to find a way to get on with the game. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Campbell stakes Canadian Open claim

first_imgChad Campbell surged to the top of the leaderboard at the RBC Canadian Open after the Texan fired a nine-under-par 63 at Glen Abbey. Press Association He is playing on a career money list exemption this season, and has had two top-10 finishes so far, already an improvement on the last two years. This week is shaping up particularly well for the 41-year-old, after he opened up a two-shot lead over fellow American Brian Harman, with their compatriot Johnson Wagner tying for third on 11 under with Canadian David Hearn. Harman went round in 67, Wagner took route 66, and Hearn enjoyed an immaculate 64. There was no U-turn from Australian Robert Allenby who carried out his pledge to withdraw from the tournament after sacking caddie Mick Meddlemo midway through the first round following a disagreement over club selection. Allenby said on Thursday he would not play on, and was true to his word. His countryman Jason Day was back in contention towards the top of the leaderboard. After going close at last week’s Open Championship, Day posted a 66 to reach 10 under. England’s Luke Donald and Brian Davis survived the cut with nothing to spare on two under, but for Scotland’s Martin Laird it was a day to forget as he followed an opening 70 with a round of 80, while Graeme McDowell also failed to make it through to the weekend action. Ricky Barnes made a 70 which meant he survived with comfort on six under overall, with the American’s round notable for the hole-in-one he achieved at the fourth hole, winning him a BMW sportscar. center_img His bogey-free, nine-birdie round allowed Campbell to leap up to first place and reach 14-under 130 at the halfway mark. Campbell has not won a tournament since 2007, when he landed the last of his four PGA Tour victories at the Viking Classic in Mississippi. last_img read more

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Mother charged with murder following death of 9-year-old boy with autism in SW Miami-Dade

first_imgAt a news conference on Friday police said they were considering all options in the investigation. The mother of a 9-year-old boy with autism is being accused of killing him and she is now facing first-degree murder, and attempted premeditated murder charges.An AMBER Alert was issued after the mother, Patricia Ripley, 47,  initially told police that her 9-year-old son, Alejandro Ripley, was abducted from the parking lot of a Southwest Miami-Dade Home Depot just before 9 p.m., Thursday. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the child’s death Friday morning. Police say his body was found in “one of the waterways that are located off the golf course” at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club in the Kendale Lakes area a few miles from where Alejandro was last seen. Patricia Ripley was arrested Saturday morning around 3 a.m., and is being charged with first-degree murder for the death of her autistic son Alejandro Ripley.center_img “We’re not ruling out foul play, but it may not be so we’ll see,” said Detective Chris Thomas of the Miami-Dade Police Department. Ripley is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade without bond.Authorities are urging anyone with more information to contact the Miami-Dade Police Department at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477.9-year-old Autistic Boy Found Dead after Abduction in Miami Dadelast_img read more

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ICC has ‘no reason to doubt integrity’ of Sri Lanka v India final

first_imgTHE International Cricket Council (ICC) says it has “no reason to doubt the integrity” of the men’s 2011 World Cup final after claims of match-fixing.There have been allegations Sri Lanka allowed India to win, but police in Sri Lanka have dropped their investigation.Former captain Kumar Sangakkara and ex-batter Mahela Jayawardene were among those questioned by police.“We have not been presented with any evidence that supports the claims made,” an ICC statement read.Hosts India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to win the trophy in 2011.The allegations were made by Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was Sri Lanka’s sports minister at the time.“We have not been presented with any evidence which would merit launching an investigation,” the statement added.“We take all allegations of this nature extremely seriously and should we receive any evidence to corroborate the claims, we will review our current position.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Dr. Dre, Iovine give $70 mil for new academy

first_imgA new type of undergraduate experience will be added to the university as music icons Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are together giving $70 million to establish the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, according to a statement made by the university.Longtime friends Dre, born Andre Young, and Iovine co-founded Beats Electronics, a high-performance headphone and sound transmission company.President C. L. Max Nikias said the academy, which will cover interests in fields including marketing, business entrepreneurship, computer science, engineering and audio and visual design, aims to attract students interested in revamping the future of the music industry with new art forms, technologies and business models.“The vision and generosity of Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young will profoundly influence the way all of us perceive and experience artistic media,” Nikias said in a statement. “USC provides an extraordinary rich academic, research and artistic environment. We are committed to encouraging our students to use their intellectual and creative resources to effect change in all segments of society. Our goal is to ensure that the academy is the most collaborative educational program in the world.”The selective four year program, which will include faculty from the Marshall School of Business, the Roski School of Fine Arts, the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Thornton School of Music, will focus primarily on core curriculum areas: Arts and Entrepreneurship, Technology, Design and Marketability, Concept and Business Platforms and Creating a Prototype.Roski Dean and inaugural Director of the Iovine & Young Academy Erica Muhl said the curriculum was crafted in order to equip students with the tools needed to excel in multiple disciplines.“The academy’s core education will create a common, multi-lingual literacy and fluency across essential disciplines,” Muhl said. “This ‘big picture’ knowledge and skill will equip graduates with a leadership perspective that is unparalleled in an undergraduate degree, and that will be applicable to virtually any industry.”The students’ final year in the academy will be in an experimental setting called the “Garage,” during which students, guided by faculty or other artists and business leaders, will be grouped into self-directed teams in order to develop a prototype over the course of the year.“The curriculum was created to take full advantage of a newly designed, revolutionary educational space that will offer students very powerful tools,” Muhl said. “Academy students will have the freedom to move easily from classroom to lab, from studio to workshop individually or in groups, and blow past any academic or structural barriers to spontaneous creativity.”The academy is set to enroll its first class of 25 students in Fall 2014.last_img read more

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Former Syracuse players Julian Buescher and Ben Polk are selected in 1st round of MLS SuperDraft

first_img Related Stories Julian Buescher accepts Generation Adidas contract and becomes eligible for MLS SuperDraftHeavy lifting: Ben Polk carries aspects from turbulent childhood into SU careerJulian Buescher thrives at college level after leaving career in GermanySyracuse’s improbable dream season shattered by Clemson in Final 4, penalty-kick lossFormer Syracuse goalie Alex Bono lives professional dream after training with United States national team Published on January 14, 2016 at 2:52 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Syracuse lost two of its biggest offensive threats in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, with both midfielder Julian Buescher and forward Ben Polk selected to go pro.Buescher accepted a Generation Adidas contract to become eligible for the draft as an underclassman. He was drafted No. 11 overall by D.C. United. Polk was taken 20th by the Portland Timbers with the last pick of the first round. Syracuse announced in a press release on Jan. 7 that Polk, a junior, had exhausted his NCAA eligibility after his one Division I season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBuescher had a breakout campaign after a lackluster freshman season to help SU reach the College Cup for the first time in program history. The sophomore midfielder’s 11 assists tied him for the most in the Atlantic Coast Conference and he finished second on the Orange with 27 points.Polk’s Syracuse career lasted only one season after transferring from Herkimer Community College, where he scored an astounding 33 goals in 19 games in 2014.The junior forward spearheaded Syracuse’s offense and scored a conference-leading 12 goals. Five of his scores came in the ACC and NCAA tournaments, including a 79th-minute header against Boston College on Dec. 5 to launch Syracuse into the Final Four.Five former Syracuse players have been selected in the MLS SuperDraft in the past two years, with Alex Bono, Skylar Thomas and Jordan Murrell getting the call last year. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Commercials look forward to All Ireland quarter-final

first_imgMichael Quinlivan scored the winning goal in stoppage time but he was quick to praise the defence for their role in the victory. Commercials beat Nemo Rangers of Cork to claim their, and Tipperary’s, first senior provincial football title.They will now take a trip across the water to play London Champions Tir Chonaill Gaels in the All Ireland quarter final on Sunday December 13th in Ruislip.Yesterday’s victory sparked jubilant scenes in Mallow as Nemo looked to have the upper hand as the clocked ticked away but the Tipp champions weren’t finished.last_img read more

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Recipe: Cou Cou (Barbados)

first_imgCouCou By Celina DeCastroCou cou derived from the island’s African ancestry and was considered a regular meal for the slaves who were brought from Africa to Barbados. This cornmeal and okra infused side dish when paired with flying fish, this creates the national dish of Barbados.  Cou Cou is considered like grits or polenta.What you’ll need:8 oz of fine corn meal12 okras1 medium sized onion, chopped3 tbsp of butterWaterSalt to tasteWhat to do:Place cornmeal into a bowl, fill enough water to cover the cornmeal.Cut the stems off the top and bottom of the okras, and slice into 1/4-inch-thick ringsPut sliced okra in a saucepan with water, chopped onion and salt. Boil the combination over medium heat until the okras soften.Strain okras from water and set aside the liquidAdd a quarter of the okra liquid into saucepan and add the soaking cornmeal, stir constantly to avoid cornmeal lumping togetherGradually add more of the okra liquid, once the cou cou starts bubbling gently at the surface, add the cooked okra slices and continue stirring for another 3 minutesRemove from heat and add butter.Serve to hungry friends and familylast_img read more

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Packers depth chart 2019: New-look Green Bay aims to support Aaron Rodgers with defense

first_imgNFL POWER RANKINGS:Packers jump Bears in post-draft rankingsAs the Packers march through their offseason program, here’s breaking down their projected two-deep depth chart on both sides of the ball, focusing on the big changes.Packers depth chart: OffensePos.StarterBackupQBAaron RodgersDeShone KizerRBAaron JonesJamaal WilliamsWRDavante AdamsTrevor DavisWRGeronimo AllisonMarquez Valdes-ScantlingWREquanimeous St. BrownJake KumerowTEJimmy GrahamMarcedes LewisLTDavid BakhtiariJason SpriggsLGLane TaylorCole MadisonCCorey LinsleyElgton JenkinsRGBilly TurnerJustin McCrayRTBryan BulagaGerhard de BeerRunning backGreen Bay’s skill positions did not change much. The Packers did not draft Missouri quarterback Drew Lock as some had speculated they would. Rodgers’ contract runs through 2024, meaning this upcoming stretch is likely the last title window in his Hall of Fame career. Green Bay did not draft a wide receiver, so between Equanimeous St. Brown, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison, at least one must develop into a No. 2 beside Pro Bowl receiver Davante Adams.At running back, there is intrigue behind Aaron Jones, who averages 5.5 yards per carry but has yet to play in more than 12 games in a season. Backup Jamaal Williams averages 3.7 yards per carry in the same stretch. Dexter Williams was a prolific running back at Notre Dame last season, and the Packers snagged him in the sixth round. He could work into the rotation with a strong preseason. SecondaryGreen Bay addressed cornerback in the 2017 and 2018 drafts, and that brought in Jaire Alexander, Kevin King and Josh Jackson. Sixth-round pick Ka’dar Hollman, who had 19 pass breakups the last two seasons at Toledo, joins that group this year.The Packers spent this offseason addressing safety, which has been a weak spot in the defense over the last several seasons. Adrian Amos, a free-agency pickup from Chicago, will start at free safety. Green Bay traded up to get Darnell Savage Jr., who had seven interceptions (two returned for TDs) for Maryland over the last two seasons. Josh Jones also is in the mix.The Packers have invested in the secondary. Alexander and Jackson combined for 21 pass breakups last season and flashed at times. If the safeties improve, then Green Bay will start to cure its biggest issue on defense. If free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft showed us anything about the future of the Packers, then it’s that Green Bay’s new management is willing to make a concerted effort to get more talent around future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers.For 2019, that means a new-look offense and a new-name defense. General manager Brian Gutekunst hired coach Matt LaFleur from the Sean McVay tree this offseason to give the offense a fresh start. Then Green Bay concentrated its free-agency and draft efforts on improving an inconsistent defense that has led to a slow downfall around Rodgers. There are a lot of new faces on that side of the ball. Tight endJimmy Graham was not a bust last season even though he caught just 55 of 89 targets and scored only two TDs. He did not have that Jordy Nelson-like presence in the red zone the Packers have lacked. Marcedes Lewis is a role player in the offense, too, and Green Bay drafted Texas A&M’s Jace Sternberger in the third round.Sternberger averaged 17.3 yards per catch and had 10 TDs for the Aggies last season. He can learn from Graham and perhaps develop into a key piece by the second half of the season.Offensive lineLeft tackle David Bakhtiari is signed through 2021, but the Packers have needed to re-invest in this offensive line for the last few years. Rodgers took 49 sacks last season one year after he missed nine games with a collarbone injury.Green Bay brought in Denver’s Billy Turner on a four-year deal that will be scrutinized until it pans out. Turner is a starting guard who also can provide insurance at right tackle for Bryan Bulaga, who has missed 13 games over the last two seasons. Elgton Jenkins, a fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State, could develop into a starter behind guard Lane Taylor and center Corey Linsley, both of whom are under contract until 2021.This is not a full-fledged makeover, but the Packers must be better up front considering the Bears and Vikings tied for third in the NFL with 50 sacks apiece in 2018.center_img Packers depth chart: Defense Pos.StarterBackupDEZa’Darius Smith*Dean LowryNTKenny ClarkKeke Kingsley*DERashan Gary*Fadol BrownOLBPreston Smith*Reggie Gilbert*ILBOren BurksJames CrawfordILBBlake MartinezTy Summers*OLBKyler FackrellKendall DonnersonCBJaire AlexanderKa’dar Hollman*SSJosh JonesDarnell Savage Jr.*FSAdrian Amos*Tramon WilliamsCBKevin KingJosh Jackson* New to Packers in 2019Defensive lineOver the last three seasons, Green Bay ranks 29th in both points allowed (31 per game) and pass defense (275.7 yards per game). Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine needed help at every position group, and Gutekunst obliged in free agency and the draft.Kenny Clark is a Pro Bowl-caliber player on the interior, but he needs to stay healthy. Green Bay added Za’Darius Smith from Baltimore via free agency. Smith is a versatile hybrid who had 8.5 sacks last season. Dean Lowry adds depth at the position.First-round pick Rashan Gary is the X-factor, especially with the decision to release Mike Daniels as training camp opened. He played defensive end at Michigan, but Green Bay might utilize him in a stand-up role off the edge. Gary was the No. 1 recruit in the nation coming out of high school and flashed at times because of his freakish ability, but he had just 9.5 sacks in three seasons with the Wolverines. He is the boom-or-bust player that could take this defensive line to another level. Edge rusherThe fact that the Packers are considering Gary on the edge is rooted in the need to rebuild the edge rush after Clay Matthews and Nick Perry were let go this offseason. Matthews left as the franchise’s all-time leader in sacks with 83.5. Matthews and Perry, however, combined for just five sacks last season.Kyler Fackrell emerged as the leader with 10.5 sacks in a breakout season. Green Bay added Preston Smith from Washington; he averaged six sacks over the last four seasons and could benefit from the move.Depth is the concern knowing Reggie Gilbert was a role player last season, and 2018 seventh-round pick Kendall Donnerson is still developing. Do not be surprised if this is where Gary starts, because the rush needs to be better for the pass defense’s sake.LinebackerGreen Bay did not pursue an inside linebacker in free agency, and it added TCU’s Ty Summers in the seventh round. Summers will get a chance for reps along with second-year linebacker Oren Burks knowing that standout linebacker Blake Martinez’s contract expires in 2020.NFL QB RANKING FOR 2019:Rodgers bests Brady but isn’t No. 1 QBlast_img read more

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