first_imgSir Alex Ferguson believes there is no quick fix to improving the standard of youth football in England. However, Ferguson knows the solutions are not easy, with English football still paying the price for what he feels was the ill-conceived academy system, which limited the amount of time clubs were allowed to work with young players. “It is a big challenge,” Ferguson told the BBC. “If you look at the culture of Brazil, kids start playing almost as soon as they are born. “Creating that culture in Britain is important. “The start of the academies was one of the worst things that happened. You could only coach a player for an hour or an hour and a half.” Ferguson cited the example of legendary winger Stanley Matthews, whose professional career extended until he was 50, as evidence of what could be achieved if youngsters were allowed more time to develop their skills. “Stanley Matthews was born in a period where they had the worst diet ever in English life, the 1930s,” the former United boss said. “Yet he played until he was 50. “When he was running up and down the beach at Blackpool with a ball every day for hours and hours, no-one said it was bad for him. “Nowadays, they don’t have enough time with a ball from a very early age. Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has set up a commission aimed at trying to establish the root cause of a dramatic reduction of young English players getting their chance in the Barclays Premier League. It has already come under fire for the lack of ethnic minorities among the names that were initially released last week, although Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has since been added to the list. “If they create that there is no reason to think they cannot become a great nation again.” Ferguson is even more concerned about his native Scotland, whose chances of qualifying for a major tournament appear increasingly remote. Yet he feels hope does exist in the ongoing search for ideas. “I have great concerns about Scotland but they are trying hard to get to the grass roots,” Ferguson said. “They are coming up with a lot of different ideas now but it is going to take time. “The thing about starting something is that you have to see it through. That is what Greg Dyke will need to do.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Shaneshill’s rider would relish a rematch on a sounder surface. “I’d say we ran into a very good horse, but it was a little bit disappointing,” Walsh told Racing UK. “No More Heroes is a very good horse, but I wouldn’t mind another crack at him. I would probably make more use of Shaneshill. He ran in my hands all the way, then missed the third-last and I had to get after him sooner than I wanted. “I probably landed in front plenty soon enough, but on another day on better ground it would definitely suit Shaneshill. “I wouldn’t give up on him yet.” Press Association Ruby Walsh believes it is far too early to give up on Shaneshill following his odds-on reverse at Navan last Sunday.center_img Runner-up in last season’s Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival before going one better in the equivalent race at Punchestown, the Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old made the perfect start over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month. He was unsurprisingly a hot favourite to make it two from two in the Navan Novice Hurdle but after hitting the front, was reeled in by Gordon Elliott’s equally exciting novice No More Heroes. last_img read more

first_imgOn Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made an announcement that he will be sending the National Guard to set up a mass COVID-19 testing site in Palm Beach County.“If you look at the numbers in the state of Florida, Dade and Broward far and away, the top two counties for infections. Palm Beach is kind of a distant third,” DeSantis said. “But if you look at Palm Beach’s numbers, they have not had nearly the amount of testing that Dade and Broward have had.”According to the Florida Department of Health, 5,845 people have been tested in Broward County, 5,310 have been tested in Miami-Dade County, and 1,488 have been tested in Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County has 194 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 763 in Miami-Dade County and 596 in Broward County.At the moment it is unclear where the location for mass testing in Palm Beach County will take or when it will began.WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE:last_img read more

first_imgThis year’s Big Ten Indoor Championship in the 60-meter dash was more than just a trophy for junior sprinter Demi Omole.The 6.70-second victory marked an entire season’s comeback attempt.In last season’s Big Ten Indoor Championship, Omole pulled up in the 60-meter dash with a hamstring injury, disqualifying him from the event and allowing then-freshman Anthony Cole of Ohio State to win the event.Omole was still affected by the injury at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2005, causing him to finish in fourth place. Had he been healthy, he feels as though he easily could’ve competed for the top spot.Sure, Omole bounced back in the outdoor season last year and won the Big Ten title in the 100-meter dash, but it was that indoor 60-meter dash event Omole had his eyes on.”The team was giving me a lot of crap about not getting the Big Ten title [last year],” Omole said. “I was just trying to get that hump off of my back.”Now healthy, Omole recaptured the 60-meter event title from Anthony Cole this year, but he felt as though a pair of freshman were really his top competitors.Dominique Worsley of Illinois and Adam Harris of Michigan stepped on the scene this year in their freshman seasons to challenge Omole with times of 6.75 and 6.83 seconds, respectively.But as a junior with plenty of Big Ten Championships under his belt, Omole simply wasn’t having it.”There were two freshmen who were pretty good,” Omole said. “But I had to show them the ropes.”Omole also had a huge advantage on the freshmen, as he has developed his 60-meter technique to near perfection.”It’s all about just getting out hard,” he said. “If you get beat off the block, you’ll never be in contention, but you’ve got to hold on to your acceleration without looking back, too, and get out as far as you can.”In the 200-meter dash, however, his technique didn’t work, as he finished in fourth place at this year’s Big Ten Indoors.”It wasn’t as high as we expected for me to place,” Omole said. “But outdoor I’m much better running the 200.”While Omole will seek to improve his 200-meter dash mark during the outdoor season, all of his work in practice will now be concentrated solely on the 60-meter dash as he begins to prepare for the NCAA Indoor Championships come March 10.”I’m just working on a lot of acceleration stuff because I’m only running the 60 at [National Championships], and I have a pretty good shot at winning,” he said. “So we’re just working on a lot of acceleration and making sure my blocks are on point.”In just his third season on campus, Omole has made quite the name for himself at UW and found himself in a situation he didn’t necessarily see himself being in.Omole originally had decided to attend the University of Florida due its great sprinters’ program, but the Milwaukee, Wis., native decided to transfer after one semester due to being homesick.He even toyed with the idea of going out for the football team when first arriving to Wisconsin.”I went out for [football] the spring of my freshman [year], but they wanted me to put on more weight, and I wasn’t really up for that,” Omole said. “So I decided to focus more on track.”But now, Omole has found his niche alongside track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe, racking up Big Ten title after Big Ten title.”Being in five Big Ten championships and winning all five, I just don’t know what it’s like to lose in those situations,” Omole said. “I really like this feeling of being a part of a winning tradition here.”last_img read more

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald photoAfter a season opening sweep over Quinnipiac, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team will host the Syracuse Orange this weekend at the Kohl Center. This will be Syracuse’s first road trip in program history. The program is in its inaugural first year, and the weekend trip to Madison is the first road test of the young campaign.Syracuse joined the CHA conference, along with Mercyhurst, Wayne State, Niagara and Robert Morris. The Orange, in the program’s first ever game, fell 4-3 to Colgate on Wednesday. With only two weeks of practice and one game to date, it remains to be seen how well the Lady Orange will adapt to Division 1 women’s hockey. An early test against the No. 2 ranked Badgers and Erica Lawler, Hillary Knight and company should be a good test for this new team.The roster for the Lady Orange features a lineup of nine freshmen and eight first-year transfer students. A trip to the Kohl Center is the first big step in the program’s history. Syracuse enters the season unranked nationally and as a preseason pick to finish last in the CHA. The Lady Orange are coached by Paul Flanagan.Last weekend, Wisconsin opened its season with comfortable 10-0 and 7-3 victories over visiting Quinnipiac. It was a record-breaking weekend for the Badgers.On Friday night, the team tallied 20 assists, resetting a mark that had stood since 2000. Then Saturday, sophomore forward Hilary Knight lit the lamp five times, a new program record. For the series, Knight finished with seven goals and two assists.?In addition to a highly productive offense, the Badgers displayed an abundance of depth and young talent. Fourteen different players accounted for the team’s 31 total assists, and seven contributed goals. Those marks include eight points coming from freshmen. Forward Carolyne Prevost led the newcomers with two goals and an assist, all of which came on Friday. Also getting in on the action were center Brooke Ammerman, who scored her first career goal Saturday, and defenseman Brittany Haverstock, who recorded four assists over the weekend.Overall, the Badgers outshot the Bobcats 100-31 and won 80 of 114 face-offs.?The offense may have stolen the spotlight, but senior goaltender Jessie Vetter demonstrated she was in midseason form, notching her 26th career shutout in the first game of the series. Vetter was named WCHA goaltending champion last season.?last_img read more

first_img Published on October 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Men’s SoccerOpponent: at DukeWhere: Durham, North CarolinaWhen: Friday, 7 p.m.Syracuse is on a three-game streak of scoring two or more goals. The Orange, before that, hasn’t been able to record consecutive multi-goal games this season. However, in this stretch of three multi-goal games, Syracuse has scored 10 goals of its 20 goals on 47 shots. It took 93 to score the first 10. There are three key adjustments which made it all possible.More: 3 adjustments boost Syracuse offenseField HockeyOpponent: Monmouth and CornellWhere: J.S. Coyne StadiumWhen: Friday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.For No. 2 Syracuse, going into halftime trailing two tough opponents was not optimal, but players didn’t worry. In the second half, the work the team members did over the summer showed as the Orange ran Boston College and North Carolina ragged, using its superior fitness to grind down the Eagles and Tar Heels en route to two more wins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore: Superior conditioning leads Syracuse to 2nd-half successWomen’s SoccerOpponent: LouisvilleWhere: SU Soccer StadiumWhen: Sunday, noonShortly before practice ended on Tuesday morning at the Hookway Fields Complex, Syracuse players running a drill in the penalty box, but neither a ball nor a goalie were used. Each SU defensive player had to shadow, and track step-for-step, its mark in the penalty box for 10-second intervals. Defending set pieces will be key for the Orange this weekend after allowing three goals to Virginia Tech, all off set pieces.More: Syracuse works on improving set-piece defense ahead of game against LouisvilleVolleyballOpponent: at Louisville and at Notre DameWhere: Louisville, Kentucky and South Bend, IndianaWhen: Friday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, noonSoftballOpponent: Binghamton and Le MoyneWhere: Binghamton, New YorkWhen: Saturday, noonTennisOpponent: Riviera and ITA Women’s All-AmericanWhere: Los AngelesWhen: Saturday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 11 Commentslast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Late in the fourth quarter, Syracuse freshman back Olivia Graham found herself in enemy territory, making a run with the ball down the left sideline and into the shooting circle. She beat a Virginia defender, but UVA’s goalie, Lauren Hausheer, sprinted off her line and slide tackled Graham, sweeping her feet out from under her before she could shoot. Once she returned to her feet, Graham incredulously waved her hands at the ref, who didn’t blow his whistle.“I thought the call was gonna be a stroke because she didn’t touch the ball at all,” Graham said after the game. “In the moment I just really wanted to score.”On Friday evening, perhaps the biggest difference between No. 19 Syracuse (5-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) and No. 5 Virginia (6-1, 1-0) was the Cavaliers’ toughness. Graham’s late-game collision was just one of several examples of that. The shots on goals were even. So were the penalty corner opportunities. The ACC teams were locked in a 0-0 stalemate for 43 minutes, but Virginia fought harder for loose balls, shut off Syracuse’s offensive runs with authority and wore down the Orange to score two second half goals and win 2-0.“We just have to, like, stay in the game and focus on ourselves again,” midfielder Carolin Hoffmann said, “If a team plays physical, we (need to) make it to our advantage.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the game, in the third quarter, Hoffmann intercepted a pass in the midfield and started a counter-attack. But the Orange weren’t able to develop a rush, because Virginia’s Rachel Robinson body-checked Hoffmann off the ball, leading to a brief verbal confrontation and a yellow card.At another point, a UVA midfielder tripped up SU junior Claire Cooke. After the foul, Cooke tried to restart the play, but the UVA defender got in her way and blocked her path, which angered Cooke, Bradley and the rest of the Syracuse bench. From the bleachers, a fan called the officiating a “circus.”In total, the Cavaliers’ physical brand of field hockey earned them six cards — two yellows and four greens — to SU’s one. The cards caused the Cavaliers to play almost the entire fourth quarter with a one-player disadvantage. Typically, Bradley wants her team to “amp up pressure” when it has an advantage, and place a forward close to the net for scoring opportunities. But Syracuse couldn’t capitalize, which Bradley blamed on the team’s “immaturity.”“And that’s on me as a coach,” Bradley said. “With the cards, I think we just got a little chaotic and didn’t realize that’s an advantage for us.”Even though Virginia’s physical play gave Syracuse trouble, SU controlled most of the game. At the end of the third quarter, Syracuse had out-shot UVA nine to four. Bradley said Syracuse dominated statistically. But Virginia’s penalty corner goal late in the third quarter, and another two minutes into the fourth, put the Cavaliers on top.Virginia’s physicality caught up to Syracuse when it fell behind and tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter. SU registered just one shot in the fourth quarter despite three Virginia cards.After the final buzzer sounded, forward Chiara Gutsche dropped her stick and bent over near midfield, placing her hands on her knees. After a few seconds, she gingerly limped to the team huddle. Gutsche was physically and emotionally defeated, just as the scoreboard indicated. Comments Published on September 20, 2019 at 9:17 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

first_imgIreland manager Martin O’Neill is expected to welcome more players into the camp today.Harry Arter, Marc Wilson, Aiden McGeady and Gortnahoe’s Shane Long are all set to take part in this morning’s work-out.last_img

first_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Last Updated: 23rd November, 2019 23:32 IST Gaurav Gill Snatches Lead In K-1000 Rally Ace rally driver Gaurav Gill exhibited his skills to take the lead in the Champions Yacht Club FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship here on Saturday on an incident-packed day, which saw crashes and breakdowns First Published: 23rd November, 2019 23:32 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India center_img FOLLOW US Ace rally driver Gaurav Gill exhibited his skills to take the lead in the Champions Yacht Club FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship here on Saturday on an incident-packed day, which saw crashes and breakdowns.The JK Tyre Motorsport drivers car too bore the brunt of the K-1000 Rallys punishing stages along with many other favourites, but he still managed to be ahead of the 50- strong pack, exhibiting caution and control, rather than speed and aggression as is his won’t.He and the wily Musa Sherif won SS1 and SS3 and finished fourth in SS2 and third in SS4 to garner a healthy lead of almost 50 seconds going into the second and final day.His teammate Karna Kadur (co-driver Nikhil Pai), after two disappointing rounds, showed his mettle to take the second position behind Gill in the INRC class.Arka Motorsports Karna even won SS4 with an impressive timing of 12:24.Championship leader Fabid Ahmer opted for the smart option, driving steadily in each of the four stages, with the finishing post in his mind.He was in the sixth position at the end of the day and could well go full throttle on the big day.If his strategy works, with a handy overall lead of 22 points over Gill, the INRC 3 contestant (with Sanath G as co-driver) can hope to go into the last round in Kochi next month as the championship leader.The Team Champions driver, however, would be watching another JK driver carefully: Dean Mascarenhas.The local lad (with Shruptha Padivel) was within striking distance of him, taking the third position after Day 1.Trailing by just 7 points to Fabids 49 in the race for the INRC title, another good run from him could see a change in the leader-board.Mascarenhas, meanwhile, continued to hold sway in the INRC2 category, although he had Dr. Bikku Babu (Milen George) breathing down his neck.The good doctor was the clear surprise package of the day, going past the winning post in SS2; he even left Gill in his wake in SS4, taking the second place to Gills third, and claimed the fifth position in SS3 and the 6th in SS1 to boast of the best show of the day.In the INRC 3 class, Chetan Shivram (Dilip Sharan) surprised the category leader Fabid, taking 54:28.The INRC 4 saw Vaibhav Marate suffering a setback, withdrawing from the first stage itself after a mechanical problem.He should, however, be back in action on Sunday to put his title aspirations back on track. LIVE TV Written Bylast_img read more

first_imgIt continues, “According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to minimize the risk of future infection. The Justice is resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week.”The hospital trip came less than two weeks after Justice Ginsburg announced that her cancer had returned.She said at the time that she plans to continue to serve on the court for as long as her health allows. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably in a New York City hospital after undergoing a medical procedure on Wednesday to replace a bile duct stent that was in place since last year, according to the court.“Justice Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019,” a statement from the court read Wednesday evening.last_img read more