AC Milan push to keep Champions League hopes alive

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Head coach Gennaro Gattuso won the Champions League twice as a player with AC Milan © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Apr 1 – AC Milan host Udinese on Tuesday in the first of a crucial Serie A double-header before taking on title-holders Juventus in Turin four days later in a week which could be crucial for their Champions League ambitions.Gennaro Gattuso’s side have slumped to consecutive defeats for the first time since December 2017 with losses to Inter Milan (3-2) and Sampdoria (1-0). Milan remain fourth two points behind Inter who also fell to a 1-0 home defeat against Lazio at the weekend, with Roma dropping out of the European places with a 4-1 defeat to Napoli.The hunt for Champions League spot is tight with just six points separating AC Milan in fourth on 51 points and Torino (45) in ninth position.In between there are Lazio, Atalanta, Roma and Sampdoria in the running.“I’m not seeing a team that is completely off its game,” insisted Gattuso.“But one fact still remains: we’re standing here talking about another defeat.”Lazio have a chance to move into the Champions League places as they host strugglers SPAL.Holders Juventus travel to 13th-placed Cagliari nurturing a 15-point lead on Napoli as they warm-up for their European quarter-final clash against Ajax next week.Cristiano Ronaldo remains absent as he recovers from a thigh injury but coach Massimiliano Allegri showed he has options at his disposal with teenager Moise Kean stepping up to score the winner against Empoli at the weekend.“Four victories remain, but on Tuesday we’ll go to Cagliari against a team who will try to cause an upset,” said Allegri.Carlo Ancelotti’s second-placed outfit travel to Empoli after their confidence-boosting win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, before hosting Genoa next Sunday.– Ranieri’s Roma nightmare –New Roma boss Claudio Ranieri’s dream job has quickly turned to a nightmare.Ranieri, who memorably guided outsiders Leicester City to the 2016 English Premier League title, has returned to a club which he coach for 18 months from 2009 to 2011.Claudio Ranieri took over as Roma head coach on March 8 © AFP/File / Andreas SOLAROBut he has managed just one win, against Empoli, since taking over from Eusebio Di Francesco with defeats to SPAL as well as Napoli.“We need to isolate ourselves and focus on Fiorentina,” urged Ranieri.“When you look at the team from the outside, you understand certain things.“When you’re on the inside, you understand them better and try to put things right and help the lads.“It’s a bit of everything: the physical level, the mental level and the injuries. Technically the team has quality, it’s just that when it suffers defeats it’s unable to pick itself up.”Despite conceding “it’s tough”, Ranieri has no regrets.“Do I regret having accepted Roma? Never. I could never regret Roma.”Roma have dropped out of the European places and play direct rivals Sampdoria, two points below them, on Saturday.Inter Milan travel to Genoa, followed by Atalanta, with the situation surrounding Argentine striker Mauro Icardi still uncertain, as he has not played since February 9 amid a contract dispute.FixturesTuesdayAC Milan v Udinese (8pm), Cagliari v Juventus (10pm)WednesdayEmpoli v Napoli (8pm), Frosinone v Parma, Genoa v Inter Milan, AS Roma v Fiorentina, SPAL v Lazio, Torino v Sampdoria (10pm)ThursdaySassuolo v Chievo (8pm), Atalanta v Bologna (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Warriors suspend Draymond Green for Kevin Durant confrontation

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgOAKLAND — After Draymond Green lost his cool, even by his combustible standards, the Warriors silenced their outspoken forward the only way possible Tuesday night. They suspended him for one game as punishment for his heated argument with Kevin Durant, leaving the Warriors to confront public infighting for the first time during this championship era.Cameras captured Green and Durant jawing at the end of regulation against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The heated dispute continued …last_img

Pressure test as Proteas face Kiwis

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img23 March 2015South Africa faces New Zealand in an ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final at Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday. And the opportunity to play in his first World Cup means “everything” to middle-order batsman David Miller.The 25-year-old says the pressure moments that come with playing in a World Cup event are a privilege and an experience that every cricketer works towards.“It’s the first World Cup for me and it’s a dream come true,” Miller said in Auckland on Sunday. “To be in a semi-final, that’s another notch on the belt. I’m really excited for what is coming on Tuesday, it’s going to be a great game ahead. New Zealand are playing really well, we are playing really well, so it will be a good contest.” WATCH: South Africans across the country and the world will be supporting our boys for the semifinals. Watch Jean, Ernie Els, Bryan Habana and others get behind our boys. ‪#‎ProteaFire‬ “There is obviously a lot of pressure,” Miller said. “A lot of things going on in your head but it’s actually a privilege to be in [a pressured] position. The guys have worked really hard in their careers, all the highs and lows come down to a moment like this.”New Zealand are unbeaten in the tournament, and as one of the host nations, enter the match as the favourites.Miller says it will come down to whoever can absorb the most pressure during the key moments, particularly against a side that has been dominant with both bat and ball.“We have had a game plan over the past two years that we have been sticking to,” he explained. “It’s about everyone coming through at the right times when the team needs them. Pakistan wasn’t a great result but the consistency we have had as a team over the last while has been phenomenal. For us taking that confidence of what’s happened in the past in to Tuesday’s game will be vital. And obviously assessing the situation on the day.”The Eden Park field dimensions bring a unique factor towards preparation for the match, and will need a change in approach from the batsmen, particularly with the short straight boundaries.This tour is Mmiller’s first visit to New Zealand. “It’s good to have already played a game [at Eden Park] to get a feel of the ground. The dimensions of the field are really straight and short, long on the square boundaries, so it’s something to get used to.”The Castle Lager Proteas face New Zealand at Eden Park at 3am on Tuesday. Catch the match live on SuperSport 2, SABC 3 & 2000FM. Build up starts at 2am, play starts at 3amWORLD CUP MATCHESGroup matches15 February, 3am: South Africa beat Zimbabwe.22 February, 5.30am: India beat South Africa.27 February, 5.30am: South beat West Indies.3 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Ireland.7 March, 3am: Pakistan beat South Africa.12 March, 3am: South Africa beat United Arab Emirates.Quater-finals18 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Sri Lanka, Sydney Cricket Ground19 March, 5.30am: India beat Bangladesh, Melbourne Cricket Ground20 March, 5.30am: Australia beat Pakistan, Adelaide Oval21 March, 3am: New Zealand beat West Indies, Westpac Stadium, WellingtonSemifinals24 March, 3am: South Africa v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland26 March, 5.30am: India v Australia, Sydney Cricket GroundFinal29 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket GroundSource: Cricket South Africa and ICClast_img read more

Yogi visits Ayodhya amid ban, BSP complains to poll panel

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Instant Recap: Oklahoma State Beats Texas Tech 45-44

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgWhat a run by Chris Carson. Pokes up 35-28 in the third.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016Tech, though, just wouldn’t go away. And OSU couldn’t close them out. Allowing them to score in the third with 24 seconds left, before James Washington went streaking for an 82-yard touchdown on a dime by Mason Rudolph.Oklahoma State didn’t score after that, though, and it opened the door for Texas Tech to make it interesting. Which they gladly took advantage of. They cashed in on a field goal midway through the fourth, and put together a methodical drive to score a touchdown to put them within one-point, 45-44, with 1:44 remaining in the game.BUT DARNDEST THE LUCK, TECH!The holder let the ball drift a smidge to the right, which forced the kick to go wide right.Omg he missed it.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 13, 2016The Pokes perfectly fielded the ensuing onside kick thanks to James Washington, and Chris Carson earned his cash by lowering his shoulder and picking up the tough yards and collecting 29 hard-earned yards to put the game away.Oklahoma State travels to Fort Worth next week. If they come away with a win, it could set up a Big 12 title game in Norman on Dec. 3.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State outlasted the Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium in a game that truly felt like it would be won by whoever held the ball last.The Cowboys jumped out to a 21-7 start in the first quarter, but a 21-point outburst by the Red Raiders in the second quarter had the score knotted up at 28 going into the break. Tech scored twice in the closing four minutes after the Cowboy defense held up strong for the majority of the first half.Freshman tailback Justice Hill lead the way for OSU on the ground and finished the game with 18 carries for 127 yards (7 yards per carry!), and Chris Carson beautifully complemented Hill with 10 carries for 73 yards and 2 scores.He’s. A. True. Freshman.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016Carson kicked off the scoring in the second half on a powerful jaunt that put the Pokes ahead 35-28 midway through the third:last_img read more

Annual Royal Bahamas Police Force Church Service and Parade

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 10, 2018 – Nassau – The Royal   Bahamas Police Force Annual Church Service took place at Zion Baptist Church on Sunday, January 7, 2018 attended by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Peter Turnquest, and Minister of Transport and Local Government the Hon. Frankie Campbell, and other officials.  Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames is pictured addressing the service.   A parade followed.(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)last_img

Jordan Houston thankful for words of wisdom from Rangers veterans

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgRangers defender Jordan Houston says he is thankful for the words of advice from the club’s former defenders Lee Wallace and Gareth McAuley.Houston says he hopes to make his mark at Ibrox adding that he is pleased with his level of progress so far.Houston told SportTimes via Evening Times: “I have known Lee a lot longer than I have known Gareth having been fortunate enough to be involved with the first team previously.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“Lee has given me great advice on how to help different aspects of my game and has taken me under his wing when I have been with the first team and helped me get involved.“Gareth was with the 20s when he was returning to fitness and he has been great and given me some really good advice. I really appreciate that from both of them.“Gareth has had an incredible career so it was great for me to be able to play alongside him. I was delighted to get that chance and he really helped me and all the young lads through the game.”last_img read more

5th Annual Trouble The Dog Motorcycle Ride Set For September 15 In Wilmington

Posted On Sep 11 2019 by


Bentley teases tech for new Flying Spur ahead of June 11 debut

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by


Anne Hathaway is pregnant again Expecting her second child with husband Adam

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by