9 months agoIsco pal slams Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari

first_imgIsco pal slams Real Madrid coach Santiago Solariby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA friend of Real Madrid star Isco has hit out at coach Santiago Solari on social media.Despite Madrid’s injury crisis, Isco was not even brought on for the win at Real Betis, with a number of reserve team players and youngsters picked ahead of him. Friend of the player, Aitor Costa, exploded in a rage on social media and lashed out at Solari for his reluctance to select the Spain international.”Solari has the same idea of football as I do of engineering,” he wrote on Instagram, then describing the Madrid boss as a “murderer of football”.Costa’s profile shows a number of pictures of him alongside Isco. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoStrachan: Arsenal fullback Tierney just like Van Dijk

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Strachan: Arsenal fullback Tierney just like Van Dijkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is convinced by the quality of Arsenal fullback Kieran Tierney.Arsenal’s £25million signing from Celtic is set to make his Premier League debut in tomorrow night’s clash with Manchester United. He said: “Kieran is seriously a wonderful kid and his understanding of danger is magnificent.“He reminds me of Van Dijk in that way. The first time I watched Virgil and Kieran play, I thought, ‘Are you lucky, or are you brilliant at reading the game?’.“I’d love to see some analysis on how many times he intercepts or clears the ball in the box.“He thinks like a forward, so he understands what they’re going to do.“You could have six attackers and just him, and Kieran could still sniff the danger and get the ball.“So he’ll certainly help Arsenal get to the top four.“He’s more than just a good player — he has incredible spirit, strength, ability, and versatility, he’s perfect for Arsenal.“He mostly played at left-back or wing-back for Celtic.“But he can also play just as well at left centre-back or on the left of a three, which is how Unai Emery has got them playing just now.” last_img read more

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Latest round in northern Manitoba hunt for BC murder suspects proves fruitless

first_imgYORK LANDING, Man. — The chief of a remote northern Manitoba Indigenous community says a massive police manhunt there for two young British Columbia homicide suspects has ended without success, although residents have been asked to remain vigilant.Leroy Constant says in a Facebook post that an extensive search Monday in and around York Landing, backed up by dogs, helicopters, drones, a police boat patrol and a military Hercules aircraft, failed to locate Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.Constant says the RCMP’s emergency response team has returned to Gillam, 90 kilometres northeast of York Landing, where the last confirmed sightings of the teens occurred a week ago.He says the Mounties’ major crime unit has also left, while 10 officers who remained in York Landing overnight were to leave by ferry Tuesday morning.Members of the Bear Clan Patrol, an Indigenous-led neighbourhood watch group, remain and Constant says police have asked residents to report any information or tips that could help in their search.The York Landing search was triggered by a tip from the Bear Clan Patrol that two men matching the descriptions of the 18-year-old Schmegelsky and his 19-year-old companion had been seen rummaging through the local garbage dump.York Landing is only accessible by air or a two-hour ferry crossing in the summer. There’s also a rail line that runs 25 kilometres south of the community.Constant had said he would be surprised if the pair made it to his community on foot because the northern terrain is treacherous.Schmegelsky and McLeod had previously been spotted in Split Lake, a community about 170 kilometres west of Gillam.The duo are charged with second-degree murder in the death of University of British Columbia professor Leonard Dyck.They are also suspects in the fatal shootings of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, whose bodies were found on the Alaska Highway in northern B.C.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Tell the government it has to play a leading role

first_imgAdvertisement As part of the next phase of the consultation, the Minister is encouraging Canadians to share their stories and their advice.Please take the time to engage so performers like you are part of this important process.There are different ways to take part:Register on the government’s consultation website so you can submit ideas and support positive proposals;Click here to read and share your own stories about Canadian digital content, its importance and impact;Click here to submit your thoughts on how to promote, support and address Canadian Content in a Digital World;Support strong arguments and positive ideas. You can “vote” for positive ideas and comment on inspiring stories: on the challenges of digital transformation, on supporting artists, on promoting creativity and on what Canadian content means for you;Stay tuned for other events you can take part in, either in person or via social media.Think about the issues and what resonates with you then respond with your own priorities and thoughts.The government is seeking input on three questions:How do we support Canada’s artists, content creators and cultural entrepreneurs in order to create a cultural ecosystem in which they thrive and that will benefit the growth of our middle class at home, and help them reach beyond our borders?Dedicated creative talent combined with government investment and balanced regulation has created a world-class creative industry here in Canada;The core of the Broadcasting Act has always been a legislated commitment that Canada’s broadcasting system should be owned and controlled by Canadians, and operated for the benefit of Canadian people. These values have been key to Canada’s success; Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, has launched the next phase of consultation into Canada’s cultural and creative economy in this Digital Age.This is an opportunity to advocate for progressive policies that build our sector, create jobs and put Canadian stories on our screens.More urgently, this is our chance to push back against the critics who want to tear down Canada’s cultural policies. Recent decisions from bodies like the CRTC have been eroding the approach that’s helped to build a world-class industry. This consultation is an opportunity to embrace the key role creative talent plays and ensure balanced regulation is there to support them.center_img “The engine that drives Canada’s creative economy is work that’s written, directed, produced and performed by Canadians. Canada’s creative economy won’t thrive unless government takes a leading role promoting Canada’s creative talent.”– ACTRA National President Ferne Downey Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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March Madness Crib Notes Welcome To The Elite Eight

Half the Final Four will be set by the end of day Saturday, and it’s a very good bet one of the schools left standing will be named “Kentucky.” As for the other, the battle between Wisconsin and Arizona for the right to emerge out of the West is probably the best matchup of the entire tournament thus far.Here’s everything else to keep an eye on as the Elite Eight gets underway:No. 1 Wisconsin (39 percent win probability) vs. No. 2 ArizonaLocation: Los AngelesWhen to watch: At 6:09 p.m. EDT on TBSPower ratings: Arizona 94.5, Wisconsin 93.6Upset probability: 61 percentPlayer to watch: Frank Kaminsky, WisconsinIn a world where the FiveThirtyEight power ratings ruled all, this matchup would be happening in the Final Four, as Arizona and Wisconsin were Nos. 2 and 3 (respectively) in our pre-tournament team rankings. Instead, the selection committee placed the Wildcats sixth in its S-curve list, handing them the No. 2 seed out West and putting them on a collision course with the Badgers in the regional finals.Don’t let the seedings fool you: Our model favors Arizona by about 2.2 points on the Staples Center’s neutral floor. (Which is, in actuality, slightly less than neutral for Wisconsin due to the effects of travel distance.) We’re not alone, either; of the five different computer ratings that go into the FiveThirtyEight model, only ESPN’s Basketball Power Index ranks Wisconsin higher than Arizona, while the consensus line in Vegas also gives the edge to the Wildcats. So, in an interesting twist, it would be a clear upset if the No. 1 seed advances to the Final Four.And how does Wisconsin pull off said upset? It won’t be by creating havoc with takeaways on defense. Wisconsin ranked 327th out of 351 Division I schools in turnovers forced per possession, and 319th in steals per opponent possession. Nor will it necessarily be through a barrage of 3-point shooting — the Badgers are solid from long-distance, but it’s not the crux of their game plan. The Badgers play a great style for a favorite; they’re big, and they score well inside, hit the defensive glass hard and rarely commit fouls or turn the ball over. But what happens when they’re the underdog?One of the only things about Wisconsin that profiles well for creating the kind of variance necessary to boost one’s upset probability is their trademark slow pace. The fewer the possessions in the game, the fewer chances for Arizona to exert its talent advantage. And it’s more than possible that the Badgers dictate the pace against the Wildcats and grind out the win. (They did force a UNC team that averages nearly 70 possessions per 40 minutes to play, and lose, a 60-possession game Thursday night.) Whatever they do, as underdogs — seedings be damned — they’ll have to shake things up somehow. No. 1 Kentucky (87 percent win probability) vs. No. 3 Notre DameLocation: ClevelandWhen to watch: At 8:49 p.m. EDT on TBSPower ratings: Kentucky 99.7, Notre Dame 87.9Upset probability: 13 percentPlayer to watch: Karl-Anthony Towns, KentuckyCan Kentucky be stopped en route to 40-0? That’s a question 29 teams have tried — and failed — to answer in the affirmative so far this season. Notre Dame will become challenger No. 30 on Saturday, and the FiveThirtyEight model isn’t very optimistic about its chances, either. Our latest calculations say the Wildcats have a whopping 87 percent probability of dispatching the Fighting Irish just like all the other pretenders to their presumptive crown.For a little perspective on 87 percent probabilities, our model also gave Kentucky an 87 percent chance of beating West Virginia in the Sweet 16, and we know how that turned out. I even called the Mountaineers Kentucky’s “sternest test yet,” which, in a sense, was true — the Wildcats boasted rounded-off win probabilities of 100 percent and 94 percent in the tournament’s first two rounds — but just sounded silly after UK doubled up the score on WVU. Now both Las Vegas and our model have the Wildcats favored by about 11 points against Notre Dame, and somehow that feels too low.What little hope the Irish have rests on their efficient offense, which actually ranked better nationally this season (according to KenPom.com) than Kentucky’s. The Irish are a great shooting team that can knock down spot-up jumpers all over the court, and they also excel in the transition game. Kentucky usually possesses an air of unbeatability, but even it could fall to a hot shooting night from downtown, like the one Ole Miss almost used to stop UK’s winning streak in January. More than perhaps any other trait, good 3-point shooting is a great way for underdogs to engineer upsets.But before the Domers get too carried away, Kentucky’s defense boasts the best KenPom rating in the country, and the team is at its most effective when shutting down (you guessed it) spot-up jumpers and transition chances1According to Synergy data., meaning Notre Dame’s best hope plays right into the hands of Kentucky’s dominant defense. And at the other end of the floor, the 100th-ranked Irish defense looks downright porous next to the Wildcats’ No. 6 ranked offense. Even more than the team’s ability to execute offensively, Notre Dame’s upset chances might depend on whether it can punch above its weight on defense and slow down the Kentucky attack.Most likely, that won’t happen. Kentucky probably won’t win by 39 again — West Virginia’s risky playing style opened it up to a big blowout if things went sour — but it would be a tremendous shock if Kentucky isn’t penciled in as the Midwest’s Final Four representative by the end of the night.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. read more

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Kewell sees red as County lose again

first_imgNotts County manager Harry Kewell was shown a red card during his side’s embarrassing defeat to Exeter City.The former Liverpool player has endured a terrible start to life in League Two with Notts County after his team was battered 5-1 by Exeter City and he was sent to the stands in his first league game in charge.“We went in at 2-1 and it was game on,” the Kewell told media after the game, according to ftbl.com“I was confident we were going to get something out of the game. But another set-piece and a mistake and we are 3-1 down. That is when the anger kicked in. I questioned the handball and you have to change a few other things because we are chasing the game.”Harry Kewell sacked by Notts County Andrew Smyth – November 14, 2018 English League Two club Notts County have fired Harry Kewell after just 14 matches in chargeThe former Liverpool star was announced as Kevin Nolan’s…“The eagle-eyed referee sees another handball, gives it to them and they miss it so we are still in it. Then there was a cross in the box and it was one of those ‘does it hit his hand, or does it not? The referee says no, we are complaining, they go up the other end and score a goal.”“That was disappointing and that is when I get my marching orders. I said ‘well done’ to the referee; I said you can see one in the far corner but not one straight in front of you.”“First and foremost I do give credit to my players, we have a lot of injuries. I’m frustrated because I knew what Exeter were going to bring. I was confident enough that we were going to get something out of the game – we started lively.”“I’m a winner, we are going to have to try things, and to be vulnerable at the back to get extra men in the box. I’m giving players a crash course in playing in certain positions – but we have to deal with what we are dealt with, we have a lot of players playing in places they aren’t used to.”last_img read more

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Nigel Clough I hope Guardiolas got more than a glass of

first_imgBurton manager Nigel Clough has elicited humor after his side suffered a humiliating 9-0 defeat to Manchester City.He admits he hoped Pep Guardiola had “more than one glass” of wine on offer for the post-match drink.Although Burtons hope of reaching the finals has been dashed by this heavy defeat, Clough is still in high spirits for reaching this stage of the competition and when asked what Guardiola told him at the end of the Match, Clough was full of nice words.Burton AlbionBurton boss wants to make history Manuel R. Medina – January 22, 2019 For Nigel Clough, a single goal against Manchester City would suffice to make his team very happy after losing 9-0 in the first leg…“He said: ‘Come in for a glass of wine.’ I hope he’s got more than a glass,” said the visiting manager  via The Guardian “Do I wish we hadn’t played? Not at all, we have made history in getting this far. It wasn’t about tonight it was about the achievement of getting here. We kept going right to the end, they were shouting: ‘We want 10’. And we stopped them, that’s a positive for us.“I told them that front five, if they reach the Champions League semi-final, will give Real Madrid or whoever they play a problem.”last_img read more

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PSG continues good run in Ligue 1

first_imgA single goal by Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain its 22nd consecutive win in the 2018-2019 French Ligue 1 season.Edinson Cavani scored a penalty goal in the 42nd minute against Bordeaux to continue Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) perfect run in the French Ligue 1.The victory puts them 13 points ahead of LOSC, who have one more game played in the 2018-2019 season.And for manager Thomas Tuchel, it was a difficult game, but they managed to overcome all obstacles.“We really struggled to score, despite playing an excellent first half. We dominated, won back possession well and created a lot of chances,” he told the club’s official website.“We have played 4-4-2 a lot recently, but we can also play in different formations.”“Tonight Edinson suffered a muscle injury. The match against Manchester United is coming up very soon, and we will use the time to recover as quickly as possible,” he told the media.“This match is a huge challenge for us and it’s always better to play these types of matches with your key players. We already know that Ney is out, and we have doubts about Marco (Verratti) and Edi (Cavani).”“I am very happy to be back on the pitch after a few weeks on the sidelines. We had chances in the first half, but we suffered more in the second,” PSG midfielder Marco Verratti added.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“We need to keep improving. We didn’t manage to kill the game off. Everyone is impatient for Tuesday’s game. It will be a magnificent match to be a part of and we have confidence in our own ability.”“We all know that this is a very important match for us and the club. We need everyone to win,” he commented.“We need to attack and defend together. I am convinced we will play well.”“I didn’t play for several weeks before signing here, but I felt good on the pitch tonight,” Leandro Paredes said as he debuted in the midfield.“I’ve been here for a few days now and have been made to feel at home by the other players. We have a very big match coming up on Tuesday against Manchester. We will do everything to prepare as well as possible.”3⃣ points ✔️Now the attention turns to @ManUtd 🔜 pic.twitter.com/j1MvKk3jcs— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 9, 2019last_img read more

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Emiliano Sala search prioritised on the life raft option

first_imgThe search and rescue team’s efforts to find the missing aircraft that contained Emiliano Sala and a pilot is now being focused on the possibility they boarded a life raftSala, who sealed a club-record transfer of £15m from Ligue 1 side Nantes to Cardiff City on Saturday, has been missing since Monday after the Piper PA-46 Malibu that he was flying with disappeared off Alderney in the Channel Islands at 20:30 (GMT) on Monday.Following a long investigation throughout all of Tuesday, the search and rescue teams had to call off their efforts for the night with Guernsey Police stating that “chances of survival are at this stage, unfortunately, slim” if the plane did indeed land on water,Guernsey Police then released a statement this morning confirming that the search and rescue teams had resumed operations and they have now outlined four possible outcomes.A police statement read: “We are searching based on four possibilities:“1. They have landed elsewhere but not made contact. “2. They landed on water, have been picked up by a passing ship but not made contact “3. They landed on water and made it into the life raft we know was on boardHarry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“4. The aircraft broke up on contact with the water, leaving them in the sea.“Our search area is prioritised on the life raft option.“More updates as information becomes available.”Nantes supporters were seen gathering in the city centre following the heartbreaking news on Tuesday and paid tribute to their former star striker, who had scored an impressive 12 goals in 19 Ligue 1 games this season.The French side have postponed their Coupe de France fixture against Entente SSG, which was scheduled for today, in light of this week’s tragic news.Meanwhile, Cardiff fans have also paid tribute to their record signing by laying out flowers outside the club’s stadium.last_img read more

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