Griezmann: “We are still learning things from Setién”

first_imgHow about adapting to the new coach?We are learning. There are things to improve yet, but I think we are on the right track. I have to help, either inside or out. We are trying to learn how to play from the master, which is different from before. We are working on it and we want to take the matches forward.Today they have been more vertical than in the first games of the coach. Does it look nine?I am here to help. Up to the left. Where to play What I want is to contribute things to the team. Antoine Griezmann spoke in the mixed zone. Quick shower, because I wanted to go quickly to see the Barça-Zenit of Euroleague. Yes. The media went well into space: and those above also. We can take advantage of the speed we have and that’s what we are in. To hurt.He has appeared in the stadium with a Kobe shirt. How have you lived these days?Like everyone, in shock. In my own way, I tried to wink.Lenglet: “We are on the right track”Clement Lenglet spoke on DAZN’s microphones after the game. Is it the game in which they have felt most comfortable since Setién arrived?We have made a good game, with occasions and with goals and with enough game. I think we can improve, but we are on the right track.They have returned to 4-3-3. Do they feel more comfortable in that system instead of playing with those three defenses as in the first three games of Setién?It depends on the party and the opposite. With four back we have made a complete match. We have to improve things, but we have seen a strong Barça.last_img read more

Lizarazu adds gasoline to the fire: “Benzema expresses his frustration”

first_img🎙 @BixeLizarazu south @RTLFrance : «Karim Benzema expresses a frustration for rapport à l’équipe de France. Ce qu’il fait à Madrid est extraordinaire, et il ne peut pas le faire avec les Bleus. Mais Giroud en fait les frais, et il n’y est pour rien. »– RTLFoot (@RTLFoot) April 11, 2020The controversy between Benzema and Giroud is the last chapter in a convulsive relationship between the Real Madrid player and his team. Everything was broken with the Valbuena case, which involved the white striker in an alleged extortion case against his teammate and caused his departure from the bleus. Since then, two camps were created in France: the Benzemistas, who did not understand how a player of the category and the Madridista statistics were not with France, and antiBenzemistas, who did not share some of Karim’s attitudes and statements and strongly supported Deschamps in his decision not to summon him. The World Cup calmed the debate, but the division remains … The fire that generated the last friction between Benzema and Giroud does not go out in France. The fire was caused by statements by the Real Madrid striker on Instagram on March 30, in which he hinted at his former teammate on the French national team. Asked if the Chelsea player was better than him, Benzema shot metaphor: “We cannot confuse a Formula 1 with a kart. I am kind to him, but I am Formula 1… ”. A comparison that rekindled the wick of the controversy and forced Karim to post a video on his social networks: “I simply told the truth. But they did not remember what I said about his contribution to the French team. They remember when I said it was a Formula 1 and he practiced karting. But it’s the truth, that’s what I think. If you compare me to Ronaldo, the Brazilian, he is Formula 1 and I go karting.Well, almost two weeks later, this misunderstanding is still being talked about in France. This Saturday, Bixente Lizarazu, A former French international, he positioned himself in this matter pointing to Benzema. “Karim expresses his frustration at his relationship with the France team. What he does in Madrid is extraordinary, and he cannot do it with the Blues. Giroud is paying the price and has nothing to do with it …” he said on RTL .last_img read more

Rockets embarrass LeBron, disconnected Cavs

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against Houston Rockets’ James Harden in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Ashamed to show his face any longer, LeBron James stared at the floor as he headed toward the locker room before the final horn sounded.An inglorious exit.ADVERTISEMENT James Harden only scored 16 — 15 below his league-leading average — but Houston rolled to its fourth straight win and improved to 11-2 since Jan. 8.Meanwhile, the Cavs’ downward spiral accelerated.Since losing at Golden State on Christmas, James and his teammates are 0-8 in network broadcasts and have been embarrassed in several matchups against quality teams. They lost by 28 at Minnesota, 34 in Toronto, 24 at home to Oklahoma City and 32 to the Rockets, who toyed with the defending Eastern Conference champs.Following the game, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue was asked if his team tried.“Don’t look like it,” Lue said. “We didn’t have no fight. I thought they took the game to us on both ends.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “It makes it easier,” he said. “Once you see the ball go in a couple of times everybody gets feeling good about it.”Houston finished 19 of 51 behind the line.UP NEXTRockets: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday.Cavaliers: At Orlando on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “You got LeBron James over there in that locker room,” he said. “What else does the man need to do? I’m a little biased, but what else does he need to do? If you all don’t believe in him, you’re all trippin’.”The Cavs actually did a decent job on Harden, who recorded the first 60-point triple-double earlier in the week against Orlando. Harden went just 5 of 14 from the field.Down 26 at halftime, James and the Cavs walked off the floor hearing boos from Cleveland fans who have grown tired of their lack of defense, chemistry and commitment.With the trade deadline on Thursday, Cleveland might need to make a major move to have any chance of getting back to its fourth straight Finals. This group isn’t getting it done.“Our mindset has to change — what we’re really playing for,” Lue said. “Are we playing to win or are we playing to look good? We have to be tougher. When things get tough we have to be tougher.”TIP-INSRockets: Harden, who went 1 for 11 on 3s, tweaked his ankle in the third quarter, but stayed in. … Paul passed Andre Miller (8,624) for ninth place on the career assists list. … G Eric Gordon (lower back stiffness) missed his second consecutive game, but coach Mike D’Antoni expects the team’s second-leading scorer to play Tuesday in Brooklyn.Cavaliers: Love met with reporters before the game and acknowledged he’s “still down” after suffering his third broken hand in 10 seasons. He said the previous two times he recovered more quickly than expected. … Dwyane Wade passed Payton (21,813) points and moved into 32nd place on the career list.ROCKET LAUNCHERSD’Antoni felt his team gained confidence after hitting several early 3-pointers. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed James finished with just 11 points and didn’t play in the fourth quarter as the Rockets were too far ahead. Isaiah Thomas scored 12 for Cleveland.Somber wouldn’t even describe the mood in the Cavaliers’ locker room, where players dressed quietly without any conversation.“Another embarrassing loss,” Thomas said. “Something gotta change. I don’t know. It was bad from the jump. I don’t want to comment too much on it. I need to watch film to see what really went down. It wasn’t a good one for us on both ends.”The Cavs played their second game without injured All-Star forward Kevin Love, who could be out two months with a broken left hand suffered earlier this week.Love’s injury hurts, obviously, but there are far bigger issues with a Cleveland team that has lost 12 of 18 and appears to be tearing apart at the seams.With the Rockets up 35 in the third quarter, the Cavs didn’t even bother to huddle during a timeout. Thomas and J.R. Smith sat at the middle of the scorer’s table while James and other players wandered near the bench area as Lue and his staff tried to figure what to do next.James doesn’t have any answers. The three-time champion said the situation is reminiscent of his first season with Miami. The Heat started 9-8 but finally found their groove.James isn’t so sure the Cavs can do the same.“When you have an opportunity, you do your job and you do it to the highest of your ability and you live with those results. We don’t do that every day.”One of James’ closest friends, Paul isn’t writing the Cavs off just yet. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Cavaliers have become an embarrassment.“I’m lost for words,” James said after Cleveland was humiliated by the Houston Rockets, who rained down 19 3-pointers on the disconnected Cavaliers in a 120-88 blowout on Saturday night.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 folkChris Paul scored 22 points with 11 assists, Ryan Anderson added 21 points and the long-range Rockets became the latest team to manhandle the Cavaliers on national TV.“They should take us off every nationally televised game for the rest of the season,” said James, who spoke softly with a baseball cap pulled over his eyes. “We haven’t played good at all and we get our butts kicked every time we play on national television, so I’m at a loss for words.” LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Facing former team Magnolia not a revenge game for Blackwater’s Allein Maliksi Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more

Ingram, Randle lead Lakers over Suns

first_imgThe Lakers overcame a sluggish start to the second quarter and a 16-6 run by the Suns. Los Angeles made only two of its first 10 shots, and Phoenix took a 50-43 lead on a jump shot by Warren to cap a 22-8 run over nearly seven minutes.Los Angeles answered with a 10-2 run that included Brook Lopez making a 3-pointer after blocking Jackson’s dunk attempt and Ingram making a 3 to give Los Angeles a 53-52 lead with 2:29 left in the half. The game was tied at 57 at halftime.Ingram’s ferocious slam gave Los Angeles an 84-77 lead with 1:59 remaining in the third. His two free throws gave the Lakers a nine-point lead entering the fourth quarter, and Kuzma’s slam dunk sent the crowd into a frenzy and the Lakers into a 95-85 lead with 9:08 remaining in the game.The Lakers held the Suns to just 14 points in the final period, and closed the final 5:27 on an 8-0 run.TIP-INSSuns: Lost their third straight game, and their 12th of their last 13. . Made only 56.5 percent of their free throws. . Marquese Chriss added 10 points and six rebounds.Lakers: Lonzo Ball missed his 11th straight game with a sore left knee. . Outscored Phoenix 25-11 in fast-break points. . Won their seventh straight home game. . Improved to 7-4 without Ball in the lineup.BOOKER OUTSuns guard Devin Booker missed Tuesday’s game with an injury to his left hip.He was hurt in Sunday’s 115-110 loss to the Charlotte Hornets and left the game. He did not practice Monday.Triano said before the game that things change “drastically” without Booker.“He’s a guy that we’ve played at so many different positions,” Triano said. “He’s handled the ball for us in a variety of situations. Scorer, playmaker and he’s been a much better defender this year. We’re going to miss all that.”DOUBLE-DOUBLE HART Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Westbrook, George lead Thunder rout of Durant, Warriors Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio 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 “You could tell with the way they were talking to each other on the court and the effort they were giving that they were locked in to getting stops for that second half,” Walton said.Brandon Ingram scored 26 points for the Lakers, while Julius Randle added 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Kyle Kuzma scored 16 points off the bench.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 folkTJ Warren scored a team-high 24 points, while Josh Jackson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns.The Lakers pulled away in the last eight minutes of the fourth quarter with a 15-3 run after leading 97-90. Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren, right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — By the time coach Luke Walton entered the locker room at halftime, his Lakers players were already talking about how to defend better over the next 24 minutes.The talk worked. The Lakers held the Suns to only 36 points in the second half en route to a 112-93 victory on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Kuzma said the team’s switching scheme contributed to a strong final stretch on the defensive end.“Just switching everything,” Kuzma said. “Switching pin-downs, pick-and-rolls. And rebounding, too.”The Suns shot 47 percent in the first half. The Lakers held Phoenix to just 29 percent for the remainder of the game.“They got out and they beat us up and down the court,” Suns coach Jay Triano said. “That’s them doing a good job of rebounding and getting it out.”Los Angeles allowed 12 offensive rebounds in the first half, but only four in the second half. Walton said he showed the team a clip at halftime where Warren outworked four Lakers players for an offensive rebound that resulted in a basket.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Josh Hart tallied his third consecutive double-double in as many starts. He has scored 44 and brought down 36 rebounds in that stretch.Randle said the team has started jokingly calling him Charles Barkley because he’s rebounding at such a high rate at his size.“He’s great, especially from that guard position, coming in and helping the bigs get boards,” Randle said. “He’s huge for us.”UP NEXTSuns: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.Lakers: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Iriga-Navy sinks BaliPure for opening win in PVL

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Iriga-Navy picked up the slack midway through the fourth when it took a 14-8 buffer to keep the Water Defenders at bay.Ubben gave the Lady Oragons a 22-16 lead with a strong through-the-block kill right before Hezzymie Acuña scored one more for Iriga-Navy for the 23-17 lead.An error on BaliPure’s side put the Lady Oragons at the 24-17 match point and the Water Defenders got two more sighs of relief when Ubben committed a service error on the ensuing play and Belen scored on an off-the-block kill to cut the deficit to 24-19.Princess Robles, the UAAP Season 79 Finals MVP in the Girls’ Division, unfortunately, missed out on the Water Defenders’ last serve when she overshot her attemptAlexis Matthews and Robles added 15 points apiece for the Water Defenders.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ BaliPure, which has eight players from Nazareth School of National University, missed the services of American hitter Janisa Johnson, who had just arrived in the Philippines late Tuesday night.The Water Defenders instead relied on Michaela Belen, the reigning Most Valuable Player of the UAAP girls’ division, who had 17 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Of course I’m happy with how the team performed because we saw the fruits of their practices,” said Iriga-Navy head coach Petty Officer 3 Edgardo Rusit. “At first I didn’t think that this style of play would happen but the players really got down to it.”The only time the Lady Oragons lost control of the match was in the third set when it went down by seven points, 16-9, and eventually losing 25-22 after recovering momentarily from their sloppy play. Lauren Whyte launches one against Rosleyn Doria. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIriga-Navy started off its campaign on a high note after turning back BaliPure, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Macy Ubben heated up for the Lady Oragons with 27 pointswhile Lauren Whyte added 17 in the team’s first game back after a one-year absence from the league.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA: Columbian repeats over Rain or Shine In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Liberia’s Helene Cooper Shares Pulitzer Prize

first_imgLiberian-born journalist working for the New York Times, Helene Cooper, joined the newspaper’s staff yesterday as proud winners of the coveted Pulitzer Prize for “courageous front-line reporting and vivid human stories on Ebola in Africa.”  She is the first Liberian winner of a Pulitzer Prize. Ms. Cooper’s articles formed part of a series on the Ebola epidemic, including others by Norimitsu Onishi, Adam Nossiter, Ben C. Solomon, Jeffrey Gettleman, Sheri Fink, Kevin Sack and Pam Belluck winning the prize on Ebola coverage.  The stories were complemented by the Times’ photography, infographics and other digital media assets to tell as clear and complete a story as possible — which justified the Pulitzer for the paper’s entire staff.The New York Times captured two other Pulitzers.  Photographer Daniel Berehulak won the prize for feature photography covering months of images he captured documenting the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The third win was the prize for investigative reporting, for a series by Eric Lipton on aggressive efforts by lobbyists and lawyers to push state attorneys general to drop investigations, change policies, negotiate favorable settlements or pressure federal regulators to benefit their clients.  The investigative reporting prize was shared with The Wall Street Journal, which won its first Pulitzer in recent years for a project that revealed to Americans previously confidential data “on the motivations and practices of their health care providers.”The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the prize for Public Service, the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prizes.  The full list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners can be found at Cooper is a Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times. Prior to this assignment, she covered the White House and was The Times’ diplomatic correspondent. She joined the newspaper in 2004 as the assistant editorial page editor, a position she held for two years before she ran out of opinions and returned to news. She has reported from 64 countries, from Pakistan to the Congo. Previously, Helene worked for 12 years at the Wall Street Journal, where she was a foreign correspondent, reporter and editor, working in the London, Washington and Atlanta bureaus. She is the winner of the Raymond Clapper award for Washington reporting (2000), the Sandy Hume award for best reporter under the age of 35 (2001), the Missouri Lifestyle award for feature writing (2002), a National Association of Black Journalists award for feature writing (2004), and the Urbino Press Award for foreign reporting (2011). Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Helene is the author of “The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood” (Simon and Schuster), a New York Times best seller and a National Books Critics Circle finalist in autobiography in 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.For Cooper, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow, April 22, winning a Pulitzer means much more than a surprise pre-birthday gift.  “I am counting down the days–16, right?–till our country can be declared Ebola free,” she told the Daily Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSOME OF THE FINN VALLEY AC CONTINGENT AT THE DUNGLOE 5KLETTERKENNY AC’S Ciaran Doherty won last night’s 5k in Dungloe which saw more than 220 runners hitting the streets in and around the town.Finn Valley’s Teresa McGloin took the honours in the women’s race.You can see all the results by clicking here: Dungloe 5k 2012 ATHLETICS: HUGE TURN-OUT FOR DUNGLOE 5K was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: HUGE TURN-OUT FOR DUNGLOE 5Klast_img read more

FPL tips for gameweek 8, including Aguero, Alli, Lukaku, Ozil, and Pedro

first_img silverware 11 In: Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham) – £6.8m His ownership soared to 1,017,153 in gameweek 5 – up from just 96,685 at the start – but after two weeks out this has halved and he’s unlikely to start this week either but should be monitored long-term. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? SORRY Will you sign or sell these Premier League stars? 11 Out: Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) – £11.0m The Ukrainian is springing into life for the Hammers and has plenty of upside with just 1.5 per cent of managers owning him and two goals and an assist in his last three games. It should also be noted he’ll be coming up against a Brighton side who look weak at left-back. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won In: Anthony Knockaert (Brighton) – £5.5m How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings tense Last week we were spot on in telling you to add Wolves defender Jonny to your teams and we backed up this man too. He found it tough against Manchester City but now the Seagulls have a good run of fixtures so he could be about to hit form. Only 1.2 per cent of managers have him at the moment so you will be ahead of the bandwagon jumpers if you snap the Frenchman up. In: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £5.1m Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 11 changes Set for several weeks on sideline with a hamstring issue, the brilliant Belgian defender is another definite to ditch, especially with around 8.4 per cent of managers owning him. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 11 11 Out: Dele Alli (Tottenham) – £9.0m Hardly a performer this season in FPL terms but another injury makes the England star a definite out. Alli is set to miss around four weeks of action and will be no help on your bench at his price. Out: Pedro (Chelsea) – £6.6m We’ve been debating the inclusion of TAA in teams for a while now but it’s tough not to put him in, especially following the assist against Southampton. You won’t get many better for this price, even if it’s mainly down to clean sheets. Before the season started we had a good feeling the German would do well under Unai Emery and it’s taken a while but he appears to be stepping up. He’s not got two goals in three games and is a dangerous in terms of assists too. The face only 3.8 per cent of owners have him is a huge plus too. revealed 11 We know who the stars are, we know the injuries and we know who to steer well clear of.But who should you be selling and signing this week before face a two-week break?Here at we’ve taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe we’ve got the best tips around, especially after Wolves star Jonny netted last week following our advice to snap him up. 11 11 11 Most Popular Premier League News 11 No goals in two games and just four all season make Lukaku and FPL flop right now. It’s also worth noting the Red Devils face four of the top six in their next ten games which will further hinder his point-scoring ability. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? predicted gameday cracker Out: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) – £6.0m In: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – £11.4m whoops As we approach another international week, it’s time for one last Fantasy Premier League session before things start to get really tricky.We’re seven games into the English top-flight season and now the Champions League and Carabao Cup are beginning to affect things on the FPL front. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 11 Out: Roberto Pereyra (Watford) – £6.3m Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Unable to follow up his early FPL points hauls, the Argentine now has four consecutive two-point games under his belt so it’s time to drop him, although if you believe in the Hornets enough you may favour their upcoming matches. Gone are the days Aguero was the automatic first choice striker but he’s still firing the goals in and has two in his last two Premier League games. He’s worth having right now as other forwards falters. In: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – £8.3m latest last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Continues Homestand Wednesday Night Against Northern Illinois

first_imgThe Bulldogs are sharing the basketball as well this season. They lead the league in assists per game at 18.8 per game. Wendell is right behind Ingle in the MVC individual assists rankings at 4.5 per game. Live Stats Live Video DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball closes its short homestand Wednesday night when Northern Illinois visits the Knapp Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. Drake (2-2) welcomes Northern Illinois (4-1) after defeating Wyoming, 63-50, Sunday afternoon in the team’s home opener. The Bulldogs led by eight points at the start of the fourth quarter but the Cowgirls rallied to pull within one point at 50-49 with 5:41 to play. However, Drake answered with a 13-1 run to close the game and pull away for the win. Drake Game Notes Last season, Drake and Northern Illinois played each other for the first time since 1985. The Huskies claimed their first-ever win in the series with a late scoring run for the 87-73 win in DeKalb, Ill. Drake holds a 4-1 all-time advantage. This year, six players average 10 or more points for NIU, who leads the nation in scoring at 97.0 points per game.center_img Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) made 8-of-11 shots to lead the Bulldogs with 18 points. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) scored in double-figures for the third-straight game with 11 points. Drake’s bench scored a combined 22 points in the win after failing to score in the loss at Iowa State on Nov. 20. The Bulldogs welcomed back redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) who missed last season due to injury. Jonas had eight points, three rebounds and one steal in her season debut. Drake has three of the top 10 scorers in the Missouri Valley Conference. Wendell, who led the MVC in scoring in each of the previous two seasons, is at the top this season at 22.8 points per game. Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa), who paces the MVC in assists at 6.8 per game, is seventh at 13.3 points. Bachrodt is 10th with a career-high average of 12.0. Wendell’s average currently ranks ninth in the nation. Story Links Following Wednesday’s contest, Drake returns to the road this Saturday at Green Bay. Tipoff against the Phoenix is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on Praise 940.Print Friendly Version Buy Tickets last_img read more