Arellano withstands San Beda, moves one win away from title

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nieza Viray and Daryl Raqraquin failed to communicate on a set piece and the two, sent Arellano to the 14-6 match point.And although Arellano showed its poise and composure in the final set, the same couldn’t be said for the third and fourth periods when the Lady Chiefs discombobulated under San Beda’s attack.“From what I saw, the players relaxed,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier in Filipino. “Early on in the third set, I could already see that we weren’t playing well.”“Of course they still showed in the fifth set that they really want to win, and that’s what I want from them, which is the attitude that they always want to win.”Regine Arocha led Arellano’s attack with 14 points while Jovielyn Prado wasn’t far behind with 13 points.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Lady Chiefs are eying their third title one in four years against a Lady Red Spikers side who are on their first title series in history.After trading shots early in the fifth set and getting into a 6-6 stalemate, the defending champions showed their pedigree and lambasted the challengers with a 9-0 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSetter Sarah Verutiao faked a set that stopped the Lady Red Spikers on their tracks and got the ball over for Arellano’s match-winner.Necole Ebuen had a couple of aces during Arellano’s game-setting run that pushed the Lady Chiefs’ lead to 12-6. Blackwater stays in the playoff hunt, eliminates Kia MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Andrea Marzan added 11 points to the Lady Chiefs’ offense while Mary Ann Esguerra and Ebuen added 10 points apiece.Cesca Raqraquin led San Beda with 21 points while Viray and Trisha Paras had 14 and 11 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano University is three sets away from its second straight title after overcoming San Beda, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, in the opener of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball Finals Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more


first_imgAustrian woman Antonia Leifner watches agonisingly as the 5 pilot whales slowly die on the beach at Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh, Co. Donega. (North West Newspix)The two Pilot Whales rescued after they beached on a Falcarragh strand have ben found washed up again.The whales, which first beached at Ballyness on Monday, were refloated again in the early hours of yesterday morning by local man Gareth Doherty.The sailing company owner said he could just not stand by and watch as the whales died an agonising death on the beach. However the two whales have been found beached again at Inishbofin and Cloughaneely earlier today.The National Parks and Wildlife Services had asked the public not to visit the beach and to allow the animals to die by themselves.Two other beached whales remain alive at Ballyness but the NPWS hope they too will pass away.  REFLOATED WHALES FOUND BEACHED AGAIN was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyness BeachdonegalFalcarraghNPWSPilot Whaleslast_img read more


first_imgGAA: The Donegal County board have won their appeal against the decision to ban TWO Donegal minor stars for EIGHT weeks following an incident in their Ulster MFC quarter-final win over Armagh. The flashpoint occurred at half-time in that clash with an Ulster official believed to be from Tyrone.Tensions became frayed when the official entered the Donegal changing room and ordered them to return to the field of play for the second-half. An incident then occurred which resulted in the TWO Donegal stars being hit with what Declan Bonner described at the time as ‘excessive bans.’The Donegal County board immediately appealed the decision handed down by the Ulster Council and also asked the media not to name the players involved.Thankfully, following a meeting tonight the decision has now been reversed to the relief of the two players involved and manager Declan Bonner.With this latest saga now behind them, Bonner and his young charges can concentrate on what they do best – winning football matches. The Donegal minors will face Derry in the Ulster MFC semi-final which will be played as a curtain raiser to the seniors who will also face Derry in Clones.Another double-header for Donegal GAA supporters to enjoy.Both sides reached the All-Ireland final last year and narrowly lost.However, both look well primed to retain Ulster and possibly go one better this year.For now both sides will focus on the challenge of Derry in what promises to be another cracking evening of football for both sides on June 27th in Clones. BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL MINOR STARS HAVE TWO-MONTH BAN REVERSED was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:banDeclan BonnerdonegalGAAHome-page SportMinorsnewsReversedlast_img read more

Bill Gates to deliver 2016 Nelson Mandela Lecture

first_imgSince the inaugural Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in 2003, speakers have been notable global leaders in their field – be it politics, human rights or economics. This year will be no different. Microsoft co-founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the 14th annual lecture on the eve of Mandela Day. Bill Gates, co-founder of software giant Microsoft and global philanthropist, will deliver this year’s annual Nelson Mandela Lecture on the eve of Mandela Day. (Image: YouTube)• Quotable: Piketty on global inequality, human rights and South Africa• The actors who would be Mandela• Artists give their impression of Madiba Priya PitamberMicrosoft co-founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 17 July 2016, the eve of Mandela Day, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has announced, in association with the University of Pretoria.Gates, who is the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will speak on the theme “Living Together”.“It’s an incredible honour to be invited to deliver this year’s Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture,” Gates said. “President Mandela will be remembered for generations to come for his courage, his vision, and his relentless pursuit of equality and justice. I believe, as he did, that progress is possible.“We can help people everywhere live healthier, more productive lives – if we make sure that innovation reaches everyone who needs it. I can’t think of a better forum for discussing these urgent issues than the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.” This year @BillGates will deliver the 14th #NelsonMandela Annual Lecture— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) May 17, 2016 Sello Hatang, CEO of the foundation, said the organisation was delighted Gates had accepted the speaker’s invitation.“I have no doubt that his views will stimulate debate and highlight the issues that continue to curb progress of poor and marginalised communities in South Africa and around the world.”Professor Njabulo Ndebele, chairperson of the board of the foundation, said both Gates and the organisation shared a commitment to improving people’s quality of life.“We know that the promise of a better life is possible through improving access to and quality of education, health care and opportunity,” Ndebele said. “These are causes that Mr Gates continues to advance and support. We are honoured to have him share his insights (into) the most challenging issues of our time.”Gates is guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, and is dedicated to building a world where every person has a chance to lead a healthy, productive life. He does this through the Gates Foundation. It works with partners to combat infectious diseases; empower women and girls to transform their lives; ensure that children and young people survive and thrive; and inspire people to take action to change the world.The lecture will be take place at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus.“As an innovator and a philanthropist, I know Bill Gates will inspire students, staff and academics at the University of Pretoria,” said Professor Cheryl de la Rey, vice-chancellor of the university.“His dedication and commitment to improving the lives of the poor sets a remarkable example for us all. We are delighted to partner with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to host the lecture.”The lectureThe Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture is one of the foundation’s flagship programmes to honour Mandela. It is a chance to raise topical issues affecting South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. It encourages local and international dialogue – often about difficult subjects – on the multiple and complex challenges that face the world today. The lectures are delivered by speakers who have made a significant contribution in their field of expertise.“Living Together” highlights the need for a new social pact across the globe to end protracted conflict, overcome intolerance and prejudice, improve access to health care and education, and reduce poverty and inequality.About Bill GatesIn 1975, Gates left Harvard University to focus on Microsoft, the company he founded with his childhood friend, Paul Allen. As chief software architect and chairperson, Gates led the company to become the global leader in business and personal software, services and solutions.By 2000, he and his wife, Melinda, set up their foundation.He has received numerous awards for his philanthropic work and holds several honorary doctorates from universities around the world.Previous speakers2003: Former US president, Bill Clinton2004: Archbishop Desmond Tutu2005: Nobel laureate, Prof Wangari Maathai2006: Former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki2007: Former secretary-general of the UN, Kofi Annan2008: Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf2009: Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Grameen Bank, Professor Muhammad Yunus2010: Chilean-American author, activist and professor of literature and Latin-American studies, Ariel Dorfman2011: Director of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, Ismail Serageldin2012: Former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson2013: Founder and chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Dr Mo Ibrahim2014: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet2015: Economist Thomas PikettyWatch last year’s lecture:last_img read more

Teens Not Into Twitter, TV, Radio, or Newspapers, Reports Young Morgan Stanley Intern

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Trends#web Related Posts Matthew Robson, a 15-year-old intern at analyst firm Morgan Stanley recently helped compile a report about teenage media habits. Overnight, his findings have become a sensation…which goes to show that people are either obsessed with what “the kids” are into or there’s a distinctive lack of research being done on this demographics’ media use. Robson’s report isn’t even based on any sort of statistical analysis, just good ol’ fashioned teenage honesty. And what was it that he said to cause all this attention? Only that teens aren’t into traditional media (think TV, radio, newspapers) and yet they’re eschewing some new media, too, including sites like Twitter. Teens Say “No Thanks” to Newspapers, Radio, and to Some Extent, TVAccording to Robson’s report (available here courtesy of the Financial Times), today’s teens don’t really consume any of what you could call “traditional” media. For example, notes Robson, they don’t read newspapers because why bother reading “pages and pages of text” when they could instead “watch the news summarized on the internet or TV?”They’re also not interested in listening to the radio. Although they may occasionally tune in to various stations, they prefer online sites like where they can stream music ad-free and, more importantly, where they get to pick the playlist – not some unknown DJ. What’s more surprising, perhaps, are Robson’s statements about teens and TV consumption. He says that his peers still watch TV, often tuning into a particular season of TV show or sporting event like football, but the group of “regular TV watchers” who tune into daily programs is shrinking. Also, teens watch less TV than ever before thanks to online streaming services like BBC’s iPlayer. (Robson lives in the U.K.). When commercials come on, teens, unlike more patient older generations who grew up without fast-forward buttons and DVRs, simply change the channel. Internet and New Media Given that teens aren’t into old media like newspapers and radio, you would think that they would be adopting the latest new media crazes like Twitter in droves. Apparently, that’s not the case. In fact, Robson says teens see no point in using Twitter. “Most have signed up for the service,” notes Robson, “but then just leave it as they realize that they are not going to update it.” The teens realize that no one is viewing their profile, so they see tweeting as a pointless activity, he adds. Besides, to update Twitter via text message takes credit (referring to cell phone text plans) and they’d rather use that credit to text their friends. Twitter aside, most teens are into the Internet. They use Facebook for social networking (so it’s not just for “old people?”), they search and research topics with Google, watch videos on YouTube, and download music for their iPods from file-sharing sites. Although that last one is an illegal activity, Robson says it’s still very popular since teens are very reluctant to actually pay for music. Finally, when it comes to online marketing, teens do like viral campaigns but see banner ads and pop-ups as annoying and pointless. They tend to ignore them entirely and never click through. Teens and MobileAlthough teens may be envious of modern smartphones with Internet data plans, they tend to not own these types of devices because they’re too expensive. Instead, teens typically use their phones simply for talking and texting. Video messaging and video calling are also not popular, again due to cost. Teens don’t bother with mobile email either, not needing to be hyper-connected to their inboxes like the adults are. However, one thing teens do use their phones for (outside of chatting and texting) is sharing music files with their friends. They do this using Bluetooth, since the service is free and most phones now support it. Author’s Note: Share music via Bluetooth? In reading that, I immediately felt old. Not only have I never done this myself, I didn’t even know people did this. Were you aware?Do You Agree with Robson?Morgan Stanley notes that Robson’s piece “provides one of the clearest and most thought-provoking insights we have seen” and that’s why they published it even though they don’t have statistics to back up his statements. But by doing so, they’re saying that they believe what he reports is accurate and representative of today’s teens media consumption.Of course, without hard data, a report like this has to be taken with a grain of salt. Still, in reading through it, nothing sounds all that shocking or revealing. That’s probably because on some level we already know what Robson says to be true. Today’s “digital natives” have grown up surrounded by technology and the Internet, so naturally they’re not going to be as interested in old media the way older generations are. Do you agree that the trends Robson notes are real? Or have you seen behavior that contradicts what he reports? Image credit: flickr user Paulo Fehlauercenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Home Virtualization & The New Power User

first_imgWindows 8 is not really my cup of tea. Mac OS X Mountain Lion is not what I hoped it would be. Google’s Chrome operating system is not powerful enough for my purposes. What is a power user to do?Use multiple operating systems at once, that’s what! And with advances in desktop virtualization, that’s easier than ever to accomplish.With today’s powerful multi-core processors and inexpensive RAM, it is easy to take advantage of a trend that has already swept the Fortune 100. It just needs a little tweaking for the home environment. Let me show you how it works for me.What Is Virtualization?First, a quick bit of background. Virtualization is all about separating the software from the hardware, creating virtual machines that act like real machines inside another operating system. Server virtualization is all the rage because it allows companies to create multiple “virtual” servers on a limited number of physical servers, boosting efficiency, adding flexibility and lowering costs.Desktop virtualization, meanwhile, creates one or more virtual environments on a single piece of hardware. And it’s hardly new. In the early ’90s we used Soft PC to run Windows on Macintosh computers.Early virtual environments were slow – and the extra memory they required was expensive. Today, a fussy operating system user like me can build a complex system at home with lots of memory for not a lot of money. And that lets me do some very interesting things.Obviously it would be simpler to stick with one operating system. But I have developed a fondness for certain programs over the years and some of them are platform specific. I want to use all of them, and advances in virtualization let me have my cake and eat it too. Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? david sobotta Cost-Effective – And A Built-In Backup SystemI could have also installed a virtual PC environment on my Mac, but when you look at the $99 cost of a Windows 8 license, buying a whole PC got me another CPU, 8GB more RAM, a 1TB hard drive, keyboard, mouse and DVD burner for just $400 more.I also could have bought a powerful Mac Pro system to run everything. But the economics of that approach make no sense. A Mac Pro with less RAM and about the same amount of storage costs almost $3,000. Would it be faster? Hard to say. It would certainly be more elegant and compact, but my virtualized setup works great for me.Having two systems also lets me one as a backup. If necessary, I could upgrade to the Windows version of the VMware product and move over my Linux environment by just copying a file.More to the point, I love having every piece of software I could dream of at my finger tips. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid With my system it is easy to use whatever tool I prefer – no matter which environment it lives in – with the power of two modern microprocessors and plenty of storage. I can ignore the parts of Windows 8 that bug me while still getting access to Windows programs. I don’t have to give up my specialized Mac programs like iMovie, but I can avoid the iOSified version of iPhoto for my daily photography work.Getting It All To WorkNot surprisingly, there were some hiccups putting this all together. I never got Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client to work with Mac OS X Lion, but Teamviewer worked on the first try. Selecting the right version of Linux required a few tries, but with VMware’s installation program you can install directly from a downloaded ISO image.One of the neat things about virtualization is that my Linux environment is just a file on the Mac. Dedicating hardware to Linux is still not as easy as using a virtual Linux machine that takes advantage of all the hardware drivers that come with the Mac environment. Tags:#Chrome OS#Desktop Virtualization#home#imac#Linux#Linux desktop#Mac#Microsoft#OS X#Windows#Windows 8 What Does My Home Virtual Environment Look Like?I have three screens on my desk, driven by two powerful but inexpensive computers. One is a Lenovo tower PC driven by an Intel Core i5 chip with 8GB of RAM. The other is a Mac Mini with 16GB of RAM.Total spending – including a new LCD monitor to join the two I had- was less than $1,500. That includes a very reasonable $50 for VMware Fusion, virtualization software. I also downloaded the free non-commercial version of TeamViewer to let me remotely control a desktop computer from another computer.While all of this may sound pretty complicated, it’s actually a fairly simple way to create just the environment that I want.I love the Linux desktop environment. And AbiWord offers a good balance between advanced word-processing features and simplicity. But I don’t want to live entirely in Linux. I don’t to give up Pixelmator on the Macintosh for my graphics work or Rapidweaver for my websites. And I prefer Microsoft Excel on Windows for my spreadsheets. I also like Postbox on Windows for my mail and Adobe’s Lightroom for my photos. I actually run Chrome and Firefox browsers in all three operating systems as needed.The 16GB of memory in the Mac lets me easily run a virtual Linux environment using Fusion. Teamviewer lets me control my Lenovo PC from the Mac – and run the latest version of Excel and Postbox in a PC Window.If I want to move files from one environment to the other, I use Dropbox. It is the only popular cloud storage tool easily usable on Linux by someone like me.last_img read more

Youd Have To Be Pretty Dumb To Fix A Tennis Match This

If suspicions that a mixed-doubles match was fixed at the Australian Open on Sunday prove true, it could go down in the gambling annals as the dumbest fix in sports history. Many of the telltale signs of match-fixing are indeed present; to a large degree, however, the stupidity of fixing a match now is just as strong a reason to doubt it happened.Pinnacle Sports suspended betting before a mixed-doubles match in which Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot faced the Spanish pair of Lara Arruabarrena and David Marrero. Even though it looked on paper like a close matchup, with all four players experienced and highly ranked in doubles, most bettors backed Hlavackova and Kubot, even after the books shifted the odds to promise a bigger payout if Arruabarrena and Marrero won. And volume was heavy for mixed doubles, which many players treat more like an exhibition than like a meaningful match.After Hlavackova and Kubot won easily, 6-0, 6-3, all four players were questioned by journalists — a rarity in mixed doubles, especially in the first round. Kubot, facing more reporters than he did after winning the 2014 Australian Open men’s doubles title, said Arruabarrena and Marrero “were trying 100 percent.” The Spanish pair also dismissed the idea that they fixed the match. The New York Times put its story about the match on its home page Sunday, sent out a news alert and ran the print version on the front page Monday.The prominence given to the story by the Times is prima facie evidence for why this would be such a dumb fix. Since BuzzFeed News and the BBC published an investigation a week ago into accusations that tennis authorities aren’t doing enough to stamp out corruption in the sport, journalists have been focused on the possibility of match-fixing — and getting a piece of the story — like never before.Meanwhile, pressure is on tennis authorities to show they are taking the problem seriously, making it a bad time to try to slip something past them. Hlavackova and Kubot said at their post-match news conference that they’d already been contacted by the Tennis Integrity Unit, a joint initiative of tennis governing bodies that is tasked with fighting corruption in the sport.Grand Slam tournaments in particular have more officials on site than other events and far more journalists — an order of magnitude more than some of the tennis tour’s smallest stops. And for reporters at Slams, it’s easy to watch matches — tune your television to any court while the match is in progress, or access video of many matches after the fact. Doubles matches at other events usually aren’t televised at all. The Times story included a detailed account of the match that would be difficult to produce if a reporter were chasing reports of suspected fixing at a smaller tournament — such as many of the matches mentioned in the BuzzFeed-BBC report.Grand Slams also are more lucrative than other events. Although mixed doubles is worth less in prize money than men’s or women’s doubles — and doesn’t earn players ranking points — a win would have netted Arruabarrena and Marrero 2,250 Australian dollars ($1,570 U.S.) more each than their loss did. And they’d have had the chance to win 78,500 Australian dollars each if they went on to win the title. That’s not bad for doubles, where purses generally are far smaller than in singles.By losing, Arruabarrena and Marrero also miss chances to compete together and impress their national tennis federation. That matters because another mixed-doubles tournament is coming up this summer, one that should be easier to win yet matters far more than an exhibition. Just 16 pairs will get into the mixed-doubles event at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, meaning it will take just four wins to get gold, or three to win silver or bronze. Arruabarrena and Marrero are ranked in the top 35 in women’s and men’s doubles, respectively, which gives them a shot at making the Spanish Olympic team. Here’s one sign that mixed doubles matters more to pros this year: There are 12 pairs in the 32-team Australian Open draw made up of two players who represent the same country, up from just seven last year.At this site, we often try to use Bayesian thinking. That means we try to estimate the probability of something being true — our prior — and then update it as we gain new information. My Bayesian prior after match-fixing became the dominant tennis topic last week is that we were unlikely to see actual match-fixing with scrutiny so high, and that any suspected match-fixing was likely to be something else. How much should reports about the suspicious mixed-doubles betting change my beliefs?On the one hand, perhaps quite a bit. Betting on the match really did look funny. Tennis bettors and betting analysts told me that volume on the match — both in terms of the raw number of bets and overall liability — was far heavier than usual for mixed doubles, though the maximum bet at Pinnacle was just $500 at its peak, making it tough to turn too large a profit. And several Marrero doubles matches last year had unusual betting movements, the Times reported. So my Bayesian prior for a Marrero match being fixed might be higher.“It’s a strange one,” Ian Dorward, a London-based tennis bettor who used to set and adjust tennis betting lines for a bookmaker, said in an email. It “would be a really stupid time to fix it, but maybe he just does not care.” Dorward added, “Either way, it is this type of thing that the TIU should be investigating.” (The TIU doesn’t comment on details of its work.)On the other hand, as I wrote last week, betting data alone isn’t enough to identify match fixers. There are many other plausible explanations. One that Marrero offered is that he’s injured and that someone in his or his partner’s camp might have let that information slip. Or at a tournament with thousands of fans on the grounds, one could have seen Marrero struggle in practice or in his men’s doubles match, which he’d already lost. The video clips embedded in the Times article from the match hardly are conclusive evidence that Marrero wasn’t trying.There’s so little data on mixed doubles that it’s not surprising that bookies who often struggle to set opening odds for singles matches might miss big on mixed. Players’ lifetime match records in mixed doubles aren’t readily available and often include just a couple of dozen matches. “With only four mixed doubles events annually, it’s easy to get the opening prices wrong,” Scott Ferguson, a sports gambling consultant, wrote in an email. Odds at Pinnacle for at least two earlier mixed-doubles matches moved by even more.It could be that bettors noticed before bookies did that Marrero simply stinks at mixed doubles. As the Times reported, he has now lost his last 10 mixed matches and is 7-21 in his career. “Normally, when I play, I play full power, in doubles or singles,” Marrero told the Times. “But when I see the lady in front of me, I feel my hand wants to play, but my head says, ‘Be careful.’ This is not a good combination.” read more

WIth season winding down Buckeyes aiming to make postseason push

With only four games remaining in the regular season, the Ohio State men’s hockey team has little time to make a push for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament. OSU is currently the ninth seed, with the top five seeds receiving a first-round bye. “It’s crunch time,” senior forward C.J. Severyn said. “These last four games could mean life or death for us.” OSU coach Mark Osiecki said he likes the way his team is playing, though it lost six of its last seven games. He said he thinks the team hasn’t gotten the puck to slide its way. “That’s the hard thing,” he said. “We don’t have that puck luck.” Osiecki said it has been the same for his team all year. The pucks don’t seem to go its way, but he said that’s something the team has to overcome. “You’ve got to have great will,” he said. “You’ve got to have a relentless part of your game.” Though Osiecki said he thinks his team has been playing well, he said it’s not where the players expected to be at the beginning of the season. “I’m not sure if it’s where we want to be,” he said, “but we’re certainly better.” Four of the six losses — all of which were conference games — have been by two goals or fewer, so the team is usually within a couple of plays of winning. “We’ve got to play a full 60 minutes of Buckeye hockey,” Severyn said. “That’s where we’re going to get our wins.” The Buckeyes have two home series, of two games apiece, to round out the regular season: one against Lake Superior State and one against Ferris State. This weekend’s series against Lake Superior State is senior weekend, a time when the senior players reflect on their four years — especially this one — at OSU. One of the things the seniors have had to adjust to is a coaching change. Osiecki is in his first year as the men’s hockey coach, and it has been a transition for the seniors who had a different coach the previous three seasons. “It’s a hard thing to go through as a senior,” forward Kyle Reed said, “but I’m happy with it.” The Buckeyes (14-15-2, 9-13-2) have played well at home this season, going 7-5-1, and will look to continue to do that this weekend against Lake Superior State (10-12-8, 8-9-7). The games are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Milner hails Liverpools win and resolve at Leicester

first_imgJames Milner is happy with his Liverpool teammates and how they are grinding out results following their 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium.Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino struck in the first half and Jurgen Klopp’s side held one despite Alisson Becker gifting a goal to Rachid Ghezzal.Milner, who assisted Firmino’s first goal of the campaign, has hailed Liverpool for winning ugly in a difficult match.He said: “[It’s a] massive [win], it wasn’t a good performance in most aspects, pressing defending, it was tough work.“Not taking anything away from Leicester they are tough. Sometimes in the Premier League, you have got to win ugly and we did that.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Hopefully after international break, we can come back if everyone if fit and improve on things.“We are in as good a position as we can be after four games, won them all. But it is a long season, a lot more to improve.“I’m pleased with how we have defended, but more to come from this team. It is early days, no one has hit top gear.”Leicester have won two and lost two to kick off their season, and boss Claude Puel says he see ‘encouraging’ signs from his players.last_img read more

The Maguire adventure from League One to World Cup

first_imgThe England and Leicester City defender started his professional career with Sheffield United and then started to climb the football pyramid25-year-old center-back Harry Maguire can tell a fantastic story in the world of football.He started his professional career with League One club Sheffield United in 2011, and after three fantastic years, he moved to the Premier League.In 2014 he was transferred to Hull City in the EPL. After a brief loan with Wigan Athletic, he was sold to Leicester City in 2017.“Obviously the last five or six years of football, I do pinch myself,” Maguire told the BBC during an interview.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Playing in League One week in week out, then I get an England Under-21 call-up and I’m pinching myself with that.”“Then playing in Premier League, you pinch yourself again,” he added.“The ladder just keeps going. It’s nice to sign a new deal at Leicester and to be rewarded for the great season we had last season as a team as well.”“To play in League One in every game when I was 18 was massive for my development,” he continued.“It’s something I’m very proud of. I have great memories and it was a great experience.”last_img read more