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first_img The signing of Lyon forward Clinton N’Jie was confirmed before kick-off on Saturday morning but the Cameroon international is more comfortable playing wide in an attacking three, rather than as a centre forward. “N’Jie can play in different positions. Centrally? He can play there but I think we need another centre forward,” Pochettino said. “We need to add some more players to the squad but don’t worry, I think today we deserved to win – it wasn’t a problem about the strikers.” The draw means Tottenham have taken only one point from their opening two matches after losing at Manchester United on the opening day of the season. “This is the beginning of the season,” Pochettino said. “It is true we have taken only one point from two games but the performance against Manchester United was good, today was very good in the first 70 minutes, but we need to be more consistent over 90 minutes.” Hughes has now led Stoke to two wins and a draw in their his three meetings with Spurs and the Welshman was delighted with the impact of his own substitutes, with Stephen Ireland and Joselu both playing a part in the Potters’ goals. “At 2-0 it was a big ask for us but it’s fair to say we had a discussion at half time,” Hughes said. “We didn’t allow Tottenham to have much easy possession in their own half, we affected the rhythm of their play and the introductions of Stephen and Joselu gave us ball retention in the key areas. “If we had had 10 or 15 more minutes maybe we would have won it but given the circumstances we’re delighted to have come back and got a point out the game.” Kane had looked lively, playing a superb pass through to Ben Davies in the build-up to Chadli’s goal, while also having an emphatic finish ruled out for offside. Pochettino, however, is meticulous about his players’ fitness and Kane joined up late with the club’s pre-season programme after representing England at the Under-21 European Championships this summer. “He was tired,” Pochettino said. “He came later in pre-season and it is normal. He is better but he needs time to arrive. “We knew before the end of last season Harry Kane would play a lot and the consequences you can see now.” Pochettino added: “Every game is different, today my feeling was he was tired. “This is the truth, at 2-0, after 65 minutes, I think it was enough for him. We don’t take risks with his body.” Kane’s lack of fitness will be a concern for Pochettino, particularly given the club’s shortage of options up front with Roberto Soldado having already departed for Villarreal and Emmanuel Adebayor not in the Argentinian’s plans. Eric Dier and Nacer Chadli looked to have put Spurs on course for their first win of the season but Marko Arnautovic’s 78th-minute penalty and Mame Biram Diouf’s header ensured Stoke left White Hart Lane with a point. Tottenham’s capitulation seemed to be prompted by the substitutions of Kane and Ryan Mason, who were replaced shortly after the hour, as the hosts surrendered control of the contest. Mauricio Pochettino admits Harry Kane is not fit after the Tottenham boss substituted his star striker in the second half of Spurs’ 2-2 draw against Stoke. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgHundreds of people waited for up to two hours Saturday to get tested for the coronavirus at two new walk-up testing sites in Broward County.The sites, located in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, were established to serve communities where residents might not have access to cars to get tested at drive-up sites, thereby making them an important step in fighting the virus in communities with predominantly African American populations.The tented testing areas were scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until the 200 testing kits ran out. Some of those who were waiting in line were given bottled water.“We absolutely need this now,” said Germaine Smith-Baugh, president and CEO of the Broward Urban League.African Americans make up about 16% of Florida’s population but 20% of its COVID-19 deaths.“It is an unfortunate and painful fact that this coronavirus is killing African Americans at a greater rate than any other group across the nation,” Smith-Baugh said. “We do not want Florida to reflect the nation in this way. … This virus is no respecter of age, race, ethnicity, income or geography. It does not discriminate.”More than 100,000 people in South Florida have been tested for the new coronavirus so far, with the percentage of infections exceeding the statewide average, state data released Saturday shows.In comparison to Fort Lauderdale, the lines for walk-up testing were shorter Saturday at Mitchell Moore Park, located at 901 N.W. 10th St. in Pompano Beach.Those being tested were told they would get a phone call with their test results within three to five days.No doctor referral was needed at the walk-up testing sites. However those tested were supposed to have symptoms of the virus or exposure to someone who was infected. Appointments could be made by calling (954) 412-7300.last_img read more

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government held a forum Wednesday for Lyon Center administrators to field student concerns ranging from problems with broken equipment to a shortage of space for outdoor soccer teams.Work it out · Lyon Center administrators address questions and concerns of students at a forum moderated by Mikey Geragos (far right), Undergraduate Student Government’s director of University Affairs. – Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily TrojanMike Kohl, the president of the Recreational Club Council, Justine Gilman, senior associate director of recreational sports at the Lyon Center and Sara Shin, coordinator of intramural sports, comprised the panel.Lyon Center representatives also informed students of the scope of the recent renovations to the gym. Gilman said the university spent more than $2 million replacing lockers, lights and repainting the main gym over winter break.Gilman said these repairs were possible because of the cooperation of university administration, but stressed the importance of voicing concerns to the administration.“Both our president and provost are aware that recreation is a priority and the more they hear from the students that is a priority, the more it will be a priority,” Gilman said.USG representatives who put on the event said they realized the importance of making student concerns heard.“The forum is a great way for students to voice concerns to the administration of the Lyon Center directly,” USG President Monish Tyagi said. “We’ve seen forums be very successful on different issues in the past.”Students in the audience also said it was helpful to have a direct conversation with administrators. Some said they were not aware of the efforts to renovate the Lyon Center.“I was impressed with their efforts to fix their facilities,” USG Senator Pro Tempore Vinnie Prasad said. “It gave us an insight into what goes on behind the scenes at the Lyon Center and intramural sports.”Several students hoped the forum would help the administration see the Lyon Center from a student’s point of view.Issues such as replacing the handholds on the rock climbing wall in the back of the gym and adding more intramural fields were discussed.“Constantly working equipment is my biggest concern,” said Ashley Smith, a sophomore majoring in communication. “But I would like to see higher sustainability, like spigot water fountains, for filling water bottles too.”The discussion mostly addressed issues of crowding and equipment.“The Lyon Center needs more bench presses so it is less crowded in the weight rooms,” said Ayinde Armour, a senior majoring in electrical engineering.Amy Rasplicka, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said she has noticed broken equipment can lead to overcrowding.“If they just got all the broken machines fixed, not even just the TVs but the actual machines, I think things would be a lot better,” Rasplicka said.Gilman and the other administrators were hopeful they could resolve students’ issues.“We have over 3,000 people that use the Lyon Center a day, so we have a lot of users, but we have a full time staff that is available to listen to people with issues,” Gilman said.last_img read more

first_img“Sellin’ the Sizzle” ran Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit or email Jonathan at You could first see it in the press room following USC’s 31-17 win over Notre Dame in October.Return to Troy · In two seasons since arriving in Los Angeles as USC’s head coach, Lane Kiffin has compiled an overall mark of 18-7. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanIt was there again on the field after the Trojans’ 38-35 upset of Oregon in Eugene.  It was as wide as ever when USC led UCLA by 50 late in the fourth quarter on Saturday: it being a smile on USC coach Lane Kiffin’s face.There’s been plenty for the normally stoic Kiffin to feel good about over the final two-thirds of the Trojans’ 2011 season.It’s a drastic turnaround from where he was only two months ago.The low point came in late September. The Trojans had just suffered a 43-22 shellacking on the road at Arizona State — the culmination of an ugly start to the season that saw USC need to hold on late to beat less-than-stellar Minnesota and Utah at the Coliseum.There were questions from the Trojan faithful about whether Kiffin was the right guy for the job. After all, this was the guy whose only two previous head coaching ventures ended in him being called a liar (by late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis) and causing a near riot (by angry Tennessee fans).There was the fact that it was former athletic director Mike Garrett who hired Kiffin to replace Pete Carroll in January 2010 and Pat Haden might have wanted a different man in charge of the program.And, there was Kiffin’s pedestrian 11-6 record over his first 17 games at USC.All of that seems so long ago. USC went 7-1 over the final eight games of the season and Kiffin is now being talked about as the possible national coach of the year, an award that would be richly deserved. While UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State have all fired their coaches this season, there are no doubts about Kiffin’s job security. The freshmen and sophomore laden Trojans could be a preseason top-five team in 2012.So, just how did he do it? How exactly did the 36-year-old Kiffin, still the youngest head coach of the 120 in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, take a Trojan program on the verge of sanction-strapped mediocrity and return it to the doorstep of its former glory in less than two years?It started with recruiting — just not the traditional kind. First, Kiffin convinced his dad, defensive guru Monte Kiffin, and recruiting maven Ed Orgeron to head west with him and join his coaching staff at USC.Then, when the sanctions hit in June 2010, the coaches had to persuade Trojan juniors and seniors to pass on a free transfer to another school — a veritable get out of NCAA jail free card — and play out the remainder of their college careers with no chance at a national title or bowl game. A few transferred, but the majority stayed.Kiffin and company also had to hold together what they could of the 2010 recruiting class, most members of which committed to play for a sanctions-free USC coached by Carroll.That group included record-setting sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods (Pac-12 best 111 catches for 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011), two-headed starting tight end combo redshirt freshmen Randall Telfer and Xavier Grimble (a combined nine touchdowns) and defensive stalwarts sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey and freshmen linebackers Dion Bailey and Hayes Pullard — three of the Trojans’ top four tacklers this season.An 8-5 season in his first year in charge was a disappointment for Kiffin, so with no bowl game to play in, he and his staff climbed into planes, trains and automobiles and traversed the country, selling the USC program to the nation’s top high school and junior college talent.The recruiting efforts resulted in a mammoth 30-player class that included Pac-12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year wide receiver Marqise Lee (73 catches for 1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns), first-year starters freshman Lamar Dawson (linebacker), freshman Marcus Martin (offensive guard) and junior Isiah Wiley (cornerback) and special teams standouts freshman Andre Heidari (first-team All-Pac-12 kicker) and junior punter Kyle Negrete (zero touchbacks in 2011).Scholarship reductions — part two of the NCAA sanctions — will hit the Trojans next season, making the coaches’ decisions in evaluating high school talent even more crucial in the three years to come.Kiffin’s most important recruiting job this offseason though, will be with players already on the USC roster. Heisman-hopeful junior quarterback Matt Barkley and three All-Pac-12 First Team performers — junior offensive tackle Matt Kalil, redshirt junior defensive end Nick Perry and junior safety T.J. McDonald — could bypass their final year of eligibility and head to the NFL.Kiffin has said he wants to help each player make the best decision for himself. That doesn’t mean, though, that the coach won’t remind his players of how special the 2012 Trojans could be.Whether or not Barkley and friends return for their senior seasons, Kiffin has shown that he is the right man for the job. Less than two years after crippling NCAA sanctions, he’s put USC back in the national spotlight.That’s something even Kiffin can smile about.last_img read more

first_imgThe women’s lacrosse team will face Duke in Costa Mesa at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Women of Troy are off to a flying start after dismantling Stetson 21-2 at McAlister Field in the season opener.Junior attacker Michaela Michael bagged six goals in the game, consistently breezing by Hatters defenders en route to the net. Meanwhile, junior Drew Jackson attacked Stetson in the midfield all afternoon. Jackson scored a hat trick and also did her bits defensively, forcing a handful of turnovers.Jackson and Michael looked unstoppable, as did senior midfielder Amanda Johansen. During the program’s inaugural season in 2013, Johansen was named Rookie of the Year in MPSF. Three years on, Johansen has emerged as a veteran leader and an anchor in the middle for the Women of Troy.Johansen and Jackson powered the midfield in the blowout win over Stetson, but the defense played lights out.Senior Courtney Tarleton and junior Nina Kelty held down the fort and ensured that goalie sophomore Gussie Johns had a relaxing afternoon between the pipes. The defensive reinforcements, including senior Carley Horan, also stepped up and never lost concentration even once the team had built an unassailable lead.While Michael’s offensive dominance will be key in the upcoming fixture against Duke, the outcome of this game could very well come down to USC’s defensive performance. Duke is the No. 5 team in the land and is averaging more than 15.3 goals per game this season. The Blue Devils have played three games thus far, one of which was a home defeat to perennial powerhouse Northwestern.The Women of Troy fell just short in last season’s opener to Northwestern — a 12-11 overtime loss at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In fact, this year’s opener, despite the lopsided score line, was a milestone for the program. USC women’s lacrosse was 0-3 in season openers, a statistic head coach Lindsey Munday certainly did not forget after the victory.Munday lauded her team’s positive spirit after the win and expressed her pride for a talented senior class that has built the program from scratch.“These girls bought into something that didn’t exist,” Munday said of the seniors. “They bought into sort of a vision, and so that’s really all you can ask for as a coach.”Nearly half the roster is composed of seniors. But it is Michael who will look to break her point total of 76 a season ago. Duke will undoubtedly need to craft an excellent game plan in order to slow — let alone stop — the dynamic attacker.Michael attributes her success to those around her.“I think it’s really all about my teammates,” Michael said. “They know what I’m good at, and they know what situations I want to get the ball in.”Before the Duke game, Munday will likely be doing shooting drills with the team.“I think offensively you can always work on your shooting,” Munday said.USC’s shooting against Stetson looked great, but an elite Blue Devils defense will really put the Women of Troy’s shooting accuracy to the test.Saturday’s game is part of the 2016 Orange County Winter Invitational.last_img read more

first_imgJuventus won a fourth successive Serie A crown, and their first under coach Massimiliano Allegri, by beating Sampdoria 1-0. Arturo Vidal headed the only goal of the game from Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross in the 32nd minute.It is Juve’s 31st league title triumph, making them Italy’s most successful domestic team by far. But the club added a touch of controversy to their Serie A title celebrations on Saturday by suggesting it was the 33rd, not the 31st, time they had won the league – including the 2005 and 2006 triumphs, when they were stripped of the crown for their involvement in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal and demoted to Serie B.Juve have never accepted the decision and pointedly include those seasons among their Serie A titles on their official website.After beating Sampdoria 1-0 on Saturday to clinch the championship, Juve said on Twitter: “33 times champions, four times in a row; we dedicate it to all you black-and-whites”.–last_img read more

first_imgSenior basketball representation of B&H will play today in Arena in Zenica a humanitarian match against Sweden.The match will be played as part of the preparations for the qualifications of the European Championship 2015. The money from the tickets will be donated to help the population affected by the floods.The tickets price is 5 BAM. The basketball federation of B&H invites everyone to come and support our players and help that way the population affected by the floods.The match will take place today in Zenica at 17:00 o’clock.(Source: Fena)last_img

first_imgAnd the economic impact of the coronavirus is felt in the draft: not only has the amount of rounds been cut, but the bonus money has been, too. Arizona, the top team in MLB in the 2019 draft, had the most spending power at $16,093,700. This year, the Orioles are the top dog, with under $14,000,000 to spend. That money makes a difference.MORE: What to know about the 2020 MLB DraftWith a deep undrafted free agent pool following the five-round draft, teams will be able to sign talented players previously ticketed high in the draft for a fraction of the cost, something that’s sure to please billionaire owners across the sport. Consider this: a sixth-round pick in 2019 could have signed for around $250,000. In 2020, that number will be $20,000, and teams will have an unlimited number of players they may sign. Less money, more problems.With the 2020 MLB Draft shortened to just five rounds, teams will have the pressure on to get it right in the first five rounds. Usually, the amount of money in the draft pool only goes up, but given how MLB sidelined indefinitely, the typical raise to bonus pools for MLB’s revenue increase has been cast aside for 2020. Truth be told, it’s damaging and disheartening to those players who were heading for relatively big paydays, but such is the way of the baseball world right now.Here’s how much money each team will have to play with in 2020: MLB Draft 2020 pool moneyAll values are courtesy of moneyOrioles$13,894,300Tigers$13,325,700Royals$12,521,300Marlins$12,016,900Pirates$11,154,500Padres$10,674,000Rockies$10,339,700Mariners$10,265,500Blue Jays$9,716,500Giants$9,231,800Reds$8,552,100Cardinals$7,901,100White Sox$7,764,800Indians$7,662,800Rays$7,474,600Diamondbacks$7,184,900Mets$7,174,700Rangers$7,083,900Cubs$6,721,600Nationals$6,647,700Angels$6,397,100Brewers$6,078,300Dodgers$5,928,400Phillies$5,444,200Athletics$5,241,500Red Sox$5,129,900Twins$4,528,600Braves$4,127,800Yankees$3,520,000Astros$2,202,600last_img read more

first_imgMASON CITY — A Des Moines man convicted in connection with stealing a lawn mower from a Mason City business has had his sentence vacated after an appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court. 55-year-old Charles Ross was accused of stealing a lawn mower from Mills Fleet Farm in September 2018. He eventually pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, possession of a tool with the intent to unlawfully remove a theft detection device, and possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to five years in prison.  Ross in his appeal argued that his trial counsel was ineffective for allowing him to plead guilty to the possession of a tool to remove a theft detection device charge because the padlock-steel cable combination was not a theft detection device in the Iowa Code. The Iowa Supreme Court in their ruling issued earlier today agreed with Ross’ argument that the padlock-steel cable combination was a theft “prevention” device and not a theft “detection” device. The court vacates the guilty plea and remands the case back to Cerro Gordo County District Court for further proceedings. Prosecutors will have the option of withdrawing from the plea agreement it had with Ross and reinstating any charges it previously dismissed.last_img read more

first_imgStatement from Worth County Sheriff’s DepartmentUpdate on recovery of missing boater. On April 25th 2020 search and rescue resumed on the Winnebago River. At approximately 12:10 in the afternoon Adam Vansyoc was recovered from the Winnebago River between the scene of the incident and Grouse Avenue. The incident is still under investigation by the DNR. Further investigation will be done at the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out and assisted with the efforts to locate Adam. The Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the countless agencies that have also assisted in the recovery. HANLONTOWN — The body of a Mason City man missing for almost a month has been recovered.The Worth County Sheriff’s Department says at about 12:10 Saturday afternoon, the body of 43-year-old Adam VanSyoc was recovered from the Winnebago River between the scene of the incident and Grouse Avenue.VanSyoc was fishing on the afternoon of March 27th on the Winnebago River near Hanlontown when the boat he was in struck cables from an old footbridge, causing him to enter the water.The Worth County Sheriff’s Department says the incident is still under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, with further investigation being done by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.last_img read more