first_imgGoalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny wants Arsenal to finish their “perfect week” with victory at Manchester United having recorded a superb 1-0 away Champions League win in Borussia Dortmund. Press Association The Barclays Premier League leaders continued where they had left off against Liverpool by battling to victory at the Westfalenstadion with a second-half goal from Aaron Ramsey which puts them on course for qualification from Group F. Manager Arsene Wenger feels every big performance increases the belief within his squad that they can last the distance this season. “They have been incredible and have all made my job very easy. Hopefully we can keep it going.” Defender Kieran Gibbs felt Arsenal had answered the tough questions raised after Jurgen Klopp’s well-drilled side won 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago. He said: “It was a massive victory and it was important, especially after the first game, because we wanted to prove something and we’ve done that. “We certainly didn’t do it in style but the way we won the game shows that we’ve got a certain character in the team now.” Arsenal were without England midfielder Jack Wilshere in Germany and he will have a test on an ankle injury ahead of the United match, with a decision also impacting on whether he will be available for the upcoming international friendlies. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini could return at Old Trafford having been sidelined by a groin problem since the Crystal Palace match. Szczesny, who made some crucial saves before Arsenal hit Dortmund with a classic smash-and-grab raid on the hour, sees no reason why the Gunners should not be confident of another top display at Old Trafford on Sunday. “We are looking forward to Sunday now and we will be trying to make it a perfect week for us,” Szczesny said to Arsenal Player. “We have got two clean sheets and two results against quality opposition, one away from home at one of the toughest venues in Europe. “It would be amazing to get nine points from these three games, when probably not a lot of people expected us to do. “There is not a better time for us to go to Old Trafford. “We are very confident and enjoying our football, so we are looking forward to it.” Wales midfielder Ramsey may have grabbed the headlines with his 11th goal of an impressive individual campaign when he nodded in a knockdown from Olivier Giroud, but it was also another solid all-round defensive performance by the Gunners, with German centre-half Per Mertesacker the stand-out performer. Szczesny said: “With Aaron Ramsey it seems like every time he touches the ball it goes in the net, but the key to what we have done in recent weeks has been the defensive performances of the back four and the whole team. last_img read more

first_img A 6-1 defeat meant the Giants remain second behind Nottingham Panthers who were in Challenge Cup action. Fife Flyers had to go to a penalty shoot-out for their 5-4 win over Manchester Storm, Cardiff Devils edged Dundee Stars 3-2 and Edinburgh Capitals triumphed 6-2 against Braehead Clan. Belfast Giants missed the chance to go top of the Elite League as they were thumped away Sheffield Steelers. Press Associationlast_img

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rishabh Pant – the flamboyant wicket-keeper batsman – has said that the stint with India ‘A’ is behind his plausible display on Test debut and it helped him to deal with the extra pace and bounce in the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The 20-year-made impressed many with his confident 24-run knock in the first innings and then his record-breaking seven catches for a debutant.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018, Day 7 Live: Muhammed Anas Yahiya heads to 400m final“Keeping in England is always difficult because the ball wobbles a lot behind the wicket. The thing is that I have been playing India-A cricket since last two-and-a-half months in England, so it has been helpful for me,” Pant said after India defeated England by 203 runs in the third Test.“I am practicing in the nets on how to deal with that and it is working now,” added Pant, who played for India A against England Lions and West Indies A before being named in the Test squad.However, Pant miscued few chances, particularly from those of Jasprit Bumrah as he said that the main problem was the angle that the seamer creates and it was a big challenge for him.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018, Day 7: India’s complete Schedule, Timings, and more“It is a big challenge, but the thing is that when Bumrah bowls, he bowls with a different angle. So, sometimes we react to it. That day I reacted too much on that ball and the edge came off. I’m not saying that it was not too difficult a catch; I could have pulled it off,” he said.“As a keeper, you have to wait for the outside edge. That is the only thing I can do, and that is what I have learned after that thing. I am going to wait for the outside edge. That is the only solution.”Pant stated that the Test debut was an unforgettable experience.“It is a great experience, actually. I have played with all the people (team members) in IPL and domestic cricket but when you play for the country, it is a different feeling. It was a dream for me to play Test cricket.”After the struggles from Dinesh Karthik in the first two Tests, Pant’s inclusion was a fresh welcome to the Indian side as India needed solidity in the batting line-up and the Delhi Daredevil man lived up to the expectations with a solid 24-run knock.The standout moment for the debutant came when he tonked an Adil Rashid delivery for a six off the second delivery in his Test cricket career.“I was nervous. Everyone is nervous when they play their first match. When I see the ball I don’t think too much, just see the ball and react to it. That is what happened. I was just playing normal cricket – that is all,” he said.The Roorkee youngster has been making waves in Delhi’s domestic circuit and impressed in the Ranji Trophy and the IPL by scoring big runs in what has been a steady rise for the left-handed southpaw. last_img read more

first_imgWARRIORS UPDATE: The Warriors own the NBA’s worst record and have lost five straight games for the first time in the Steve Kerr era. … Golden State … Scroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ game Friday night against the Celtics.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (2-10) vs. Celtics (9-1) at Chase Center, Friday at 7:30 p.m. (PT). TV: ESPN, NBCS.ODDS: Celtics -7.5. LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING: Celtics beat Warriors 128-95 at Oracle Arena on March 5, 2019.last_img

first_imgChris Gayle has emerged as a dominant force in this season of IPL. On Friday too he was at his best scoring a quick 89, leading Bangalore into the finals of this enthralling cricketing extravaganza. Score | PhotosBatting against Mumbai in the IPL ‘Qualifier 2’ at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, his 89-run innings came off just 47 balls, which proved to be the cornerstone in Bangalore 43-run victory.Bangalore now face Chennai in the final on Saturday.Mumbai could only manage to scoring 148 in repose to Bangalore’s 186-run target.Like Bangalore Mumbai too got off to a good start scoring at around 10 runs an over with Sachin Tendulkar leading the charge.But they also ended up losing a wicket early in the innings when Bangalore paceman S Aravind got rid of opener Aiden Blizzard in the fourth over of the innings when the team total was 23/1.Tendulkar’s new partner in the middle Harbhajan Singh too did not stay at the crease for long and fell on the first ball of the sixth over off Aravind when the team total was 41/2.The last ball of the eighth over gave Bangalore a clear cut advantage in the match. A Syed Mohammad turner beat Master Blaster Tendulkar and he fell stumped by Ab de Villiers on 40 and Mumbai lost their third wicket on 68.Soon Rohit Sharma too was seen walking back as Bangalore upped the pressure. And it was the Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori, who delivered the KO punch when he was batting on 13. Luke Pomersbach performed the final rites in the covers. A ball later in-form batsman Ambati Rayudu too walked back and Mumbai were down to 83/5 in 11 overs. advertisementBangalore skipper Vettori had another reason to celebrate in the 13th over. His ordinary ball got rid of West Indian Kieron Pollard when Abhimanyu Mithun leapt and took a high catch near the boundary to reduce Mumbai to 89/6.Kiwi James Franklin was bowled out by Bangalore paceman Zaheer Khan and Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga fell to Syed Mohammad as Mumbai were reduced to 110/8 in 15.5 overs.Soon Mumbai were down and out with 142/8 on board – 43 runs short of the target.Bangalore inningsBangalore opener Chris Gayle scored a quick-fire 89 as Bangalore posted 185/4 against Mumbai.Earlier, Mumbai captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to field in the last match of the IPL before the final. But much to the dislike of Mumbai, Bangalore got off to a flyer with openers Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal hitting boundaries and sixes at will.The two were scoring more than 11 runs an over and were still looking to increase the run rate. The Sri Lankan ‘slinger’ Lasith Malinga looked completely clueless against the two openers. In 10 overs, the Bangalore score had shot up to 111.The two were also assisted by some sloppy fielding by the Mumbai fielders. On the first ball of the 11th over Rohit Sharma dropped a sitter from Agarwal. But he soon made amends and when Agarwal hit Kieron Pollard two balls later in the similar fashion, Sharma made no mistake and took a clean catch at long on to dismiss him on 41. Bangalore lost their first wicket on 113/1.Finally, the moment that Mumbai were desperatly waiting for arrived in the 15th over. The big-hitting Gayle charged away at Munaf Patel on the fourth ball of the 15th over and Kiwi James Franklin came in running towards the ball and took a clean catch inches away from the ropes. Gayle fell 11 runs short of a ton and Bangalore lost their second wicket on 148.Gayle’s 89 came of 47 balls and included nine fours and five sixes.Post that big wicket, Mumbai struck back with renewed vigour. Abu Nechim Ahmed got rid of Virat Kohli with a ball that entered his defence and crashed into his stumps on 8. Bangalore were 151/3.Then in the 17th over Munaf struck again to get rid of Aussie Luke Pomersbach cheaply to reduce Bangalore to 157/4. But it wasn’t without a little help from Malinga, who took a superlaative mid-ar diving catch at short third man to bring Mumbai back into the game.Finally, Bangalore’s South African import AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary helped Bangalore to 185/4 against Mumbai.last_img read more

first_imgPlease find attached the draw for the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships. The draw and draw structure for the event can be found by clicking on the attachments below. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – – – – – ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information.Related Files150910_2015_hn_nyc_draw_structure_and_format_v1-0-pdf150910_2015_hn_nyc_draw_v1-0-pdfRelated Links2015 NYC Drawlast_img read more

Sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson (2) catches a touchdown pass during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorAfter a slow start to the season, the Ohio State offense is starting to get up to speed.As the Buckeyes head into Big Ten play Saturday, they are trying to build on a record-setting performance from their game against Cincinnati in which they accumulated 710 yards of total offense and totaled 45 first downs.The offensive output did not come as a surprise to redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein, who said even after the Virginia Tech game in which OSU allowed seven sacks, the offensive line has always believed in its abilities.“We never really lacked confidence. That’s the standard of how the offensive line at Ohio State plays and we played to that standard on Saturday and we are going to keep playing to that standard,” Elflein said. “The standard was set last year, and that’s how we have to play.”Last season, the Buckeyes ranked fifth in the country running the football as they averaged 308.6 yards per game on the ground. OSU currently ranks 23rd in rush yards per game with 241.5 yards per game.Contributing to the bulk of OSU’s yards on the ground against Cincinnati was sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, who made his presence felt against the Bearcats as he rushed for a career-high 182 yards on 28 carries.Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner said Monday he expects Elliott to continue his play against the Maryland defense on Saturday.“He’s playing with very low pad level and so he plays with great energy. He’s explosive. And he finishes runs with great pad level,” Warinner said. “And he doesn’t want to make direct contact. Ezekiel is playing great right now. We just have to keep him going.”Despite only accumulating an average of 195.3 rushing yards per game in its first three games, the Buckeye offense amassed 380 yards rushing against the Bearcats to go along with 330 yards passing.Coach Urban Meyer said he would like to see more steadiness on offense.“What I think is going on best is the balance right now. When you start looking up at the scoreboard and you see 250 or 300 (yards) each that’s a good sign,” Meyer said Wednesday. “The last two years have been kind of run-dominated and to win those big games you can’t be 220 run and 68 pass. You’re going to lose that game.”The passing efficiency of redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett is something that has greatly contributed to the offensive surge for OSU. Barrett became the first Buckeye quarterback since Troy Smith in 2005 to account for back-to-back 300 yard passing games.Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman said that he never has any doubt that Barrett will perform.“That’s just how he is. He is a great leader,” Heuerman said Wednesday. “He is super poised, and it doesn’t surprise me how he handles his business.”Barrett, who has been nicknamed by some in the program as “the distributor,” has done just that, as seven offensive players have caught five or more passes on the season.One of those players is sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson, who led OSU in receptions with six against Cincinnati and has earned high praise from Meyer.“He is so little, and when you are in a balanced offense, you gotta be able to block and do all of the things,” Meyer said. “He was a little bit of a token player last year. But he has gained 15 pounds, he is stronger and is much more suitable. Also, he is the kind of guy that we wanted to run him a little bit.”Wilson has become a much more important part of OSU’s offense as he has totaled 11 receptions and nine carries for a total of 238 yards and a touchdown in the first four games of the season. His 11 catches are good for second on the team behind only redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas (13).His pass catching is something that Meyer said Wilson has been working on since the offseason.“He has got pretty good hands,” Meyer said. “He is a little bit of a body catcher, but he has really worked hard on it. I like where he is heading.”Despite all of its playmakers, Meyer said his Buckeye offense will need to continue to be efficient to compete against Maryland’s defense.“Athletically they are really good. They do enough change up where there (are) two different looks you have to prepare for in the secondary,” he said. “They are the most athletic defense we have faced so far this year.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Maryland on Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Nov 2014 – World Diabetes Day will be marked on Friday and the local association is calling on us all to join in a candle walk from 6pm from The Sands to the Seven Stars roundabout where a human circle will be formed to commemorate and in memory of those with or lost to diabetes. Blue shirts will also be worn to mark the occasion. Red Mist wins Tag Rugby Tournament Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:human candle circle, Seven Stars, the sands, world diabetes day World Diabetes Day tomorrow, fun/run at Sunset Recommended for you TCIAA Staff Support TCI Diabetic Associationlast_img

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 22, 2017 – Nassau – Some 100 plus children are enrolled in Fort Charlotte’s Urban Renewal Summer Camp and although now into week two, the numbers continue to swell.Led by a team of 11 leaders, the children take time out of their 4-hour day to focus on the Urban Renewal Summer Camp theme “It’s a Bahamian Thing”.“During the downtime we try to hone in on Bahamian culture to make the kids more aware of our culture and the meaning of what it is. We are starting from young so we can mold them into their culture so they can understand who they are and build national Bahamian pride. Not knowing their heritage is like a tree with no root,” said Christina Sweeting, coordinator for the Camp.Ms. Sweeting indicated that the children take a daily walk through the Bahamian islands in the classrooms at Greater Chippingham Church of God. Billboards erected in the classrooms are fully decorated with Bahamian crafts depicting national heroes, Bahamian artwork and more. This allows them to make the journey around The Bahamas.The children also participate in devotions, make crafts and are instructed in subjects including sports, English Language and History. Pep talks on bullying, nutrition and dos and don’ts about summer are presented. Weekly field trips, T-shirts and fully balanced meals are also provided for the children.They were busy rehearsing a musical selection for the Closing ceremony when the team from BIS stopped by on Thursday.“Every Camp is expected to give a presentation at the Closing Ceremony. Our contribution is the choir,” said Ms. Sweeting. “We are trying to build a Fort Charlotte Community Choir so we are beginning with the kids who come to the Camp.”Superintendent Dencil Barr said as a result of the formation of the choir, the children are able to show they have developed synergy from what they have been exposed to in such a short time.Visitors including the Hon. Mark Humes, Member of Parliament for Fort Charlotte, and representatives of Baha Juice and Beverages also visited the happy campers on Thursday.Baha Juice donated several cases of fresh, natural, organic juice to the camp. Director Levin Wilson said his company was “excited” about giving the product to the children.On the other hand, Mr. Humes plans to direct the campers in a few songs.The children who range in age from 5 to 15 represent neighborhoods including Fort Charlotte. According to Superintendent Barr, many of them were enrolled as a result of recruitment exercises undertaken by his staff members. “We did walkabouts throughout the neighborhoods and urged parents to enroll. The parents know of the positivity of Urban Renewal. That is why we have such a great response.”The Urban Renewal Summer Camp is sponsored by the Urban Renewal Commission of the Ministry of Social Services.Press Release: BISPHOTO CAPTIONS: The Hon. Mark Humes interacts with the campers and Superintendent Dencil Barr watches as the children perform.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)last_img read more