first_imgMourinho emphasised that he might not be fully aware of the situation Lampard faced and acknowledged that when a manager himself he was often annoyed by pundits criticising without seeing the full picture.But he added: “My feeling is that today they had the possibility to play with a team with more know-how.“Alonso was on the bench. Kante was on the bench. Giroud was on the bench. A bit of experience would have fitted well.“You look at the performance of Mason Mount. You look at the performance of Tammy Abraham. You look at the performance even of Christensen.“No. I think for matches of this dimension you need a little bit more.”Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Chelsea crushed by Man Utd in Lampard’s first gameMan Utd v Chelsea player ratingsLampard predicts Mount will get goals for ChelseaLampard dismisses criticism from Mourinho after Chelsea defeatcenter_img Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho questioned Frank Lampard’s team selection after the new manager’s first game in charge ended in a 4-0 defeat for the Blues at Manchester United.Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports, Mourinho suggested his former player should have started with N’Golo Kante, who came on as a substitute, and Willian.AdChoices广告Mourinho said: “If Willian is injured, I understand Willian is not playing. If Willian is not injured and he’s just late on his preparation, I don’t understand why he’s not here.“To play 20 minutes or 30 minutes you don’t need to be fit. You can come from three weeks injured and arrive and if you have the right mentality you are ready.“If Kante can play 30 or 35 minutes he can start the game and then if he lasts only one hour he lasts only one hour.”Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

first_imgLONDON: Arsenal beat defending league champions Liverpool to win the Community Shield title, marking the start of a new season in Premier League football. The Gunners won 5-4 in a long match to a penalty shootout.The match at Wembley Stadium ended in a draw with both teams scoring one goal each in regulation time. Obamayang put Arsenal ahead in the 12th minute. The Cannons were able to maintain this lead until the 73rd minute. Substitute Takumi Minamino equalized for Liverpool. The match then extended to a shootout to decide the winners, with both failing to score.Reese Nielsen, Ainsley Maitland Niels, Cedric, David Lewis and Pierre Obamayang netted for Arsenal in the shootout. Liverpool’s Ryan Brewster’s shot hit the bar.This is Arsenal’s second title at Wembley. Arsenal had earlier beaten Chelsea at the same venue to win the FA Cup.This is Michael Arteta’s second title since being appointed Arsenal coach.last_img read more

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian challenge in the Online Nations Cup, a team competition to be held from May 5 to 10. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) and Chess.com announced the Online Nations Cup which will see six teams take part. The participating teams are Russia, USA, Europe, China and India plus a team representing the “Rest of the World,” FIDE said on its website.Anand to lead Indian challenge in Online Nations CupTwo retired legends, Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik, will be the captains for the European and Indian teams respectively. A former world championship rival of the two — Anand — will defend the first board for India. The event would see six teams of four players each fight under a rapidplay format, for a prize fund of USD 180,000 (166,109 euros). It is expected to feature nearly all the top players in the world.The first stage, a double round-robin with the six teams, will take place on May 5-9. The top two teams will then play in a Superfinal on May 10 to determine the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup champion. The exact composition of the teams will be confirmed on Wednesday. The preliminary entry list includes three generations of the best players: from 50-year-old Anand (multiple-time world champion and still in the world’s top-20) to the newest chess phenomenon, the 16-year-old Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja. FIDE said the move represents the latest initiative by it to shift its activities to the online arena. Image credits: AFP Written By COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV First Published: 22nd April, 2020 07:16 IST Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020 07:17 IST Viswanathan Anand To Lead Indian Challenge In Online Nations Cup Chess Tourney Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian challenge in the Online Nations Cup, a team competition to be held from May 5 to 10 FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Then at 2.30pm, the second of the Division 1 shield semi finals takes place. Shinrone go up against Sallypark. In the NTDL Premier Division shield semi finalsThurles Town face Clodagh Rangers at 2pmWhile in the earlier kick-off BT Harps play Killavilla Utd at 11.30.last_img

first_imgThe Ravens defense enters Saturday’s preseason game against Buffalo having lived up to very lofty expectations through the first two exhibition contests.First in the NFL in points per game allowed, rushing yards per game allowed, passing yards per game allowed, and total yards per game allowed, Baltimore knows preseason success doesn’t automatically translate to the regular season, but playing this well sure beats the alternative. Just ask the injury-riddled offense that has more questions than answers at this point.“The whole idea of us going into this year was that we want to be a great defense and we want to finish,” said defensive coordinator Dean Pees, whose unit struggled mightily in the final month of the 2016 season. “You have to start to finish. I would rather have a good start than a bad start and be sitting there worried about a bunch of stuff. But I’m still worried about it.“To say it doesn’t mean anything — I think coaches tell you that — I think that is crap. You want to go out there and you want to play well every day and every week no matter who is on the field.”Viewed as the dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season, the third preseason game typically involves starters playing the entire first half. However, with the Ravens already dealing with a plethora of injuries, the plan might be different against the Bills.Head coach John Harbaugh didn’t offer many specifics on what to expect.“We just have a plan for this year that we are sticking with,” Harbaugh said. “It does not really compare to any other year. You never really know. Different guys have different situations. It is more individualized probably than ever before. You play guys according to their needs.”Saturday marks the first time since 2003 that the Ravens and Buffalo have met in the preseason with the Bills having won two of the previous three exhibition contests. These teams met in the 2016 season opener with the Ravens winning 13-7 at M&T Bank Stadium.Baltimore owns a 26-12 record in preseason games under Harbaugh.Unofficial (and largely speculative) injury reportThe Ravens are not required to release an injury report like they do for regular-season games, but I’ve offered my best guess on what the injury report would look like if one were to be released ahead of Saturday’s game.Most of the players ruled out will come as no surprise, but the status of a few will remain in question. Of course, this list does not consider any veterans who could be held out due to the coaching staff’s preference.Again, this is not an official injury report released by the Ravens:OUT: QB Joe Flacco (back), WR Breshad Perriman (hamstring), OT Ronnie Stanley (undisclosed), CB Maurice Canady (knee), RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), OL Nico Siragusa (knee), CB Tavon Young (knee), OL Alex Lewis (shoulder), WR Tim White (thumb)DOUBTFUL: CB Marlon Humphrey (hamstring), RB Danny Woodhead (hamstring), CB Brandon Boykin (undisclosed), OT Stephane Nembot (undisclosed), LB Donald Payne (undisclosed)QUESTIONABLE: G Marshal Yanda (shoulder), CB Sheldon Price (shoulder), WR Quincy Adeboyejo (knee), LB Albert McClellan (undisclosed)Five players to watch Thursday nightLB Tim WilliamsAfter struggling in the preseason opener against Washington, the third-round pick from Alabama showed off his pass-rushing skills against Miami with a sack and two quarterback hits. Williams has a long way to go to be an every-down linebacker, but the Ravens need players who can get to the quarterback off the edge and he can still carve out a role as a situational pass rusher.RB Buck AllenThe third-year back looked like he’d face an uphill battle to make the roster several weeks ago, but injuries have afforded him more chances and he’s run with more urgency this summer. Though Terrance West is still projected to be the starter, senior offensive assistant Greg Roman likes to have more than one back involved in the ground game and Allen has rushed for 61 yards on 18 carries this summer.CB Sheldon PriceHampered by a shoulder issue for a good portion of the summer, Price is trying to solidify a spot on the 53-man roster and his 6-foot-2, 198-pound frame is ideal for an outside corner. The current absence of 2017 first-round pick Marlon Humphrey helps Price’s case, but rookie free agent Jaylen Hill has all but locked up a job at this point, making it critical for Price to play well in the last two preseason games.C Jeremy ZuttahThe Ravens needed depth after losing their starting left guard and two other interior options, but Zuttah must prove he can hold up in Roman’s schemes that are more downhill and physical. The fact that Zuttah was released by San Francisco five months after being traded there means he has essentially been cut twice since March and he needs to play with a chip on his shoulder if he wants to unseat Ryan Jensen.LB Bam BradleyThe reviews for Kamalei Correa at inside linebacker have been mixed, but the Ravens don’t have many alternatives at the position. The 237-pound Bradley has more bulk than special-teams standout Patrick Onwuasor and has played well this preseason, making him one of several undrafted free agents who remain in the conversation for a spot on the 53-man roster.last_img read more

first_img Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Most awesome bullfighting festival ANDY RUIZ JR incredibly told Anthony Joshua how to beat him BEFORE the Brit did just that.In their hugely-anticipated rematch in Saudi Arabia, Joshua avenged his defeat to the Mexican from June.Anthony Joshua got his revenge against Andy Ruiz with a straightforward points winCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdIt was a boxing masterclass from the Brit as he secured a wide-margin points victory to reclaim back his heavyweight world titles.Joshua rarely looked in danger against his 20st 3lbs opponent, with Ruiz hardly throwing the supposed devastating left hook.American Glenn Feldman and Canadian Benoit Roussel both scored it 118-110.The third, fellow Brit Steve Gray, gave it to Joshua even wider, 119-109.A video filmed in the days before the fight showed the two boxers meeting for what was a friendly and respectful encounter.Anthony Joshua was never in danger in his much-anticipated rematch against Andy Ruiz JrCredit: Reuters RUIZ GAVE THE GAME AWAYIn it Joshua jokingly asks Ruiz what the strategy should be too beat Ruiz.The now-deposed champ replies: “Box me around.”And for 12 rounds at the purpose-built 15,000-seater stadium in Diriyah, that’s exactly what AJ did.Speaking after he achieved his revenge, Joshua told Sky Sports: “First of all, I want to thank God. I want to say, man, the first time was so nice that I had to do it twice.“A man like me doesn’t make any excuses. This is about boxing – I’m used to knocking guys out.“I realised last time, I hurt him. But I got caught. I respect Andy and his family, his trainer so much. I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.“It’s about hitting and not getting hit. It’s not a chance of mentality – stay hungry, stay humble. Thank you Andy, thank you everyone in Saudi Arabia and all the travelling fans.”Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr. 2: Round by Round Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Boxing – thesun.co.ukcenter_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!last_img read more

first_imgDICKINSON, N.D. – Rusty Corneliusen ended his ninth IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified season with October honors in the Sybesma Graphics Facebook Fan Favorite contest for the non-fendered classes.A regular at his hometown Southwest Speedway this season, he’ll receive a mini-mod door from contest sponsor Sybesma Graphics.“I always liked Modifieds and always wanted to get into one,” said Corneliusen, who ran a WISSOTA street stock and a non-sanctioned hobby stock before getting into the open wheeled division. “I really like the competition. There are a lot of good drivers in this class and when you can race with them, it makes you feel pretty good.”“The cars are a lot of fun when they’re working right,” he added.Corneliusen also got a couple nights in at Dacotah Speedway and followed the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour.Along with his wife Sarah and father Stewart, Corneliusen’s crew includes Clint Pavlicek, Rob Schneider and Mike Staiger.Sponsors are Industrial Electric, Basin Tubing Testing and Sure Sign, all of Dickinson, and Kuntz Sandblasting of South Heart.last_img read more

first_img1st Kim Danboise (18) 39pts2nd Bob Finley (13) 38pts3rd Pete Stonebridge (18) 36pts4th Tim Knight (27) 36ptsWednesday, June 11, Thai Country Club – StablefordWe had a much easier journey up to the course compared with our previous visit to Thai Country Club.  There was no traffic, very little road-works and no-one got lost; resulting a very comfortable one hour and fifteen minute ride.(From left): Tony Aslett, Greg Hill, David Davies, Paul Greenaway and John Stafford.We were warmly greeted by the staff, although we were shifted to the second class changing rooms, which were slightly disappointing but completely functional.  We were ready to go at around 10.30, so with some time to wait for our scheduled two-tee start at 11.15, the 15 players relaxed until our time was due.  However, the course was not unduly busy and after about 10 minutes we were called to start, all four groups off the first.This time we tried the blue tees, as many had said they found the white tees a little short but that extra 500 odd yards and a good wind blowing turned the course into a totally different kettle of fish!  The index 3 par 4 on the back nine measured some 410 yards but after smacking one’s country best drive (not mine) down the fairway, there was still another 230 yards to go!The best score of the day of 35pts was recorded by Nick Odnoral, which included about an 800 metre jog round a lake and back as he managed to carve his tee shot off to the right on the 197yd par 3 6th, his ball coming to rest the other side of a massive lake.  Carts weren’t allowed on the fairway, so the only way to get there was on foot.  It proved well worth it, as we watched in amazement, thinking he’d been caught short as he was making off to the drinks stop, but he jogged past that, found his ball – chipped over the water – jogged all the way back and then got up and down, to post a 4 for 2; the difference between winning and losing.  Well done Nick!Kim Danboise featured again, following his win on Monday; this time settling for second place with 34, saying afterwards that he really loved the course, especially the greens which Kim says are tifeagle grass.  Tim Knight took third with 31pts, with Suzi one shot back and Steve Mann completing the podium heading a three-way count back on 29.There were no ‘2’s.As we started ahead of time, everybody took the time to enjoy the delights of the clubhouse, where we were able to complete the presentation and get back to the Outback before dark.1st Nick Odnoral (15) 35pts2nd Kim Danboise (18) 34pts3rd Tim Knight (27) 31pts4th Suzi Lawton (23) 30pts5th Stephen Mann (10) 29ptsFriday, June 13m Green Valley – StablefordOn an overcast and much cooler day of late, a good field of 29 Outbackers played at the popular Green Valley course.The scoring was generally excellent with only 5 players in the field failing to reach 30pts, which must be a bit of a record.  The top score of the day was recorded by Peter Nixon in Div A with 39pts, beating Paul Greenaway by one and Sel Wegner back in third on 36.Greg Hill bounced back from his poor back nine at Thai Country Club on Wednesday, with 38pts to win Div B from Bob Lindborg and John Stafford.A relatively small Div C was won by David Davies with 35 from a stranger to the podium, Tony Aslett, who beat Tim Knight on count back.There were four ‘2’s from Bob Lindborg (8th), John Stafford & Dennis Pelly (12th) and Paul Greenaway (16th).Div A (0–15)1st Peter Nixon (11) 39pts2nd Paul Greenaway (07) 38pts3rd Sel Wegner (15) 36ptsDiv B (16-20)1st Greg Hill (20) 38pts2nd Bob Lindborg (20) 37pts3rd John Stafford (18) 36ptsDiv C (21+)1st David Davies (25) 35pts2nd Tony Aslett (24) 34pts3rd Tim Knight (27) 34ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956. PSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, June 9, Burapha – StablefordThe four groups of Outbackers had the course to themselves and as usual were away half an hour early and finished in under four hours.  After about three weeks of A & B, we were back on the C and D nines which were in great condition, apart from some inconsistency with the bunkers.Kim Danboise continued his great form to win with 39pts from Bob Finley with 38.  Pete Stonebridge came third on count back from Tim Knight, both with 36 pts.Bob Lindborg had the only ‘2’ of the day.last_img read more

first_imgThen again, very little is ordinary with golf’s biggest star these days.When asked if there was anything physically bothering him outside the norm, Woods smiled and said, “Anything outside the norm.” The laughter made it hard to hear him say, “No.”His chances at the British Open are nearly as mysterious as Royal Portrush.Even at age 43, with four knee surgeries and, more recently, more back surgeries behind him, he showed how capable he was against a young generation of talent by winning at Augusta National with smart, strategic golf to overcome a two-shot deficit and win a fifth green jacket.It’s everything since then that speaks to his outlook on golf.He took a month off to recover emotionally and physically from his taxing win at the Masters, only to miss the cut at the PGA Championship. He played the Memorial and then the U.S. Open, and then he was off to Thailand for a family holiday before returning home to Florida. At this rate, he’ll play no more than 14 times in the PGA Tour season, though he still has a few events overseas at the end of the year.This is the new norm.Woods played plenty last year trying to get back inside the top 50 in the world — he now is up to No. 5 — to become eligible for World Golf Championships he once took for granted. It led to more golf than he wanted to play.“So this year I made a conscious effort to cut back on my schedule to make sure that I don’t play too much,” he said. “I want to play here as long as I possibly can. And you have to understand, if I play a lot, I won’t be out here that long.”The trick now is to figure out how much he needs to compete in tournaments to be ready, and listening to his body.And still to be determined is what kind of weather — the wind, in particular — Woods and the rest of the players will see. The wind has not been the prevailing direction for two days of practice, and it hasn’t been much wind at all.The forecast? Take a pick.One bulletin provided by the R&A said the tournament days would feature “changeable conditions continuing with showers or longer spells of rain interspersed with drier and brighter interludes.” It concluded by saying, “Confidence low in any details at this stage.”That was about as clear as picking who stands the best chance at Royal Portrush.Woods sees it as other links courses, where power can be equalized by control. Darren Clarke, who forged his game on these links as a junior, felt the same way. He even pointed to a 6-foot wide swath of fairway on a slope at the 17th that would send the ball down toward the green. Now that’s control.U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland sees it differently.“The last couple of days, power has been a huge deal,” Woodland said. “I’ve hit a lot of drivers.”He played with Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson on Monday — it would be exaggerating to say Woodland can hit it longer than their drives combined, but not much — and he found a “huge advantage” by being able to send it a long way in the air.Woods used as references Greg Norman and Tom Watson, two former British Open champions who nearly won in their 50s because length is not as paramount at Augusta National or the other two U.S. majors.Norman was 53 (and still on his honeymoon with ex-wife Chris Evert) when he had the 54-hole lead at Royal Birkdale in 2008. A year later, a 59-year-old Watson was an 8-foot putt away from winning at Turnberry. He lost in a playoff.Woods isn’t that old. There was some speculation that cool air — at Bethpage Black in May, at Pebble Beach any time of the year — at the previous two majors didn’t help his cause as he tries to keep his back loose.“It’s just part of, unfortunately, dealing with the procedures I’ve had, and being a little bit older,” Woods said. “It just doesn’t move quite as fast when it’s a little bit cooler. But the great thing is playing in an Open Championship, you can do it. Look what Tom did at Turnberry, what Greg did at Birkdale. The golf course is fast enough. You just have to navigate the bunkers and navigate around the golf course.” Tiger Woods of the United States speaks at a press conference ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Portrush, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened Tuesday, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn’t go for very long.Woods played a full round at Royal Portrush when he arrived Sunday morning, and then again on Monday. For his third day of getting to know a links course that hasn’t hosted the British Open in 68 years, Woods made it down No. 1 and then skipped over to the 13th and played the homestretch.It would be simple to assume it was fatigue. After all, Woods hasn’t competed since June 16 at the U.S. Open, and he has only 10 rounds under his belt since his victory in the Masters for his 15th career major.In this case, no one wants to overdo it at a major, so this was nothing out of the ordinary.last_img read more

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS PORK shortages are hitting butchers hard across the city’s south-east. Butchers say they have been forced to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img