Stats: Ravichandran Ashwin overtakes Harbhajan Singh with 26th Test five-wicket haul

first_imgIndia off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reached yet another milestone on Saturday as he bagged his 26th five-wicket haul in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo.In reply to India’s first innings total of 622-9 declared, Sri Lanka resumed on 50-2 and lost their remaining eight wickets in the extended morning session to concede a 439-run first innings lead. Niroshan Dickwella top-scored for the hosts with a breezy 51.Ashwin ended up with figures of 5/69 in 16.4 overs. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami bowled superbly for figures of 2/13 while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja returned 2/84. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav also bagged a wicket.Most 5 wkt hauls after 51 Tests26 R Ashwin20 Waqar Younis19 Ian Botham#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Most wickets after 51 Tests284* – R Ashwinnext best: 269 – Dennis Lillee* one more inns remain#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017It was Ashwin’s 26th five-wicket haul in his 51st Test match and he has now gone past compatriot Harbhajan Singh, who took 103 Tests to complete 25 five-fors. Anil Kumble, with 35 five-wicket hauls, leads the list of Indian bowlers.Ashwin has most number of five-wicket hauls and also has more wickets (284) than any other bowler after 51 Tests.Most times 5 wkt hauls for India in Tests35 Anil Kumble (132 Tests)26 R Ashwin (51)25 Harbhajan Singh (103)23 Kapil Dev (131)#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Ashwin’s spin-bowling partner Jadeja also went past a significant milestone in this match as he took his 150th wicket in the longest format when he dismissed Dhananjaya de Silva in the 35th over. The left-arm spinner is the second quickest to reach the landmark behind Ashwin. Jadeja is playing in his 32nd Test match while Ashwin achieved the feat in just 29 matches.advertisementFastest to 150 Test wkts by spinners28 – C Grimmett29 – H Tayfield/S Ajmal/R Ashwin31 – S McGill/S Warne32 – Ravindra Jadeja#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Fewest Tests to 150 wktsby Indian left arm spinners…32 Ravindra Jadeja40 Vinoo Mankad41 Bishan Bedi78 Ravi Shastri#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Overall Jadeja is the fourth quickest bowler to take 150 scalps while Ashwin is joint-second with Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal and South Africa Hugh Tayfield. But Jadeja is the quickest to reach the mark among left-arm bowlers.150 wickets for Ravindra Jadeja in Tests. Among ALL left-arm bowlers Jadeja is the quickest to reach this mark (in 32 Tests).#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 5, 2017Jadeja’s first wicket of Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was his 100th under (in 19 Tests) Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Ashwin has taken 163 wickets in 27 matches with Kohli as skipper.last_img read more

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10 months agoRiver Plate midfielder Juan Quintero: Man City talks makes me proud

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Juan Quintero: Man City talks makes me proudby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Juan Quintero has revealed contact with Manchester City.Quintero, on-loan from Porto, has just helped River win the Copa Libertadores.He told Goal: “My agent had a meeting with Manchester City, which made me very proud. “If I go back to Europe, it must be in everyone’s advantage and not just a financial issue.”Along with City, Real Madrid are also interested in the Colombia international. last_img read more

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23 days ago​Sterling wants Man City teammate Foden in England squad

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Sterling wants Man City teammate Foden in England squadby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Raheem Sterling would be delighted to see teammate Phil Foden in the England setup.The teenage midfielder is being linked with a call up to the full England squad for their October Euro 2020 qualifiers.While he has struggled for game time in the Premier League this season, Foden is rated as one of the most promising English talents in his age group.Foden netted for City against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday.”Players that we have here, you have to read the game and the goals will come,” Sterling told BT Sport about City not scoring until late in the game.”I am buzzing for Phil and I want him in the national team, if he keeps going he will be there.” last_img read more

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Photo: Notre Dame Sent Mail About Its High School Prospect Camps To A Starting Offensive Lineman At Rutgers

first_imgNotre Dame accidentally sends recruiting letter to Rutgers OL.Chris Muller is a rising redshirt junior at Rutgers. He has appeared in 26 games for the Scarlet Knights the past two seasons, making 25 starts at right guard. One of those starts was actually against Notre Dame in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Apparently, the Fighting Irish staff either didn’t remember Muller from that game, or were so impressed that they are attempting to recruit him over a year later. Tonight, Muller tweeted that he received mail from Notre Dame about its upcoming 2015 summer high school prospect camps, a curious delivery considering Muller is entering his fourth year at another program. Well this is awkward… #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/OsQLwniVCK— Chris Muller (@Chris_Muller70) February 21, 2015Not sure if this is an actual NCAA infraction but either way Notre Dame should probably update its recruiting mailing lists. More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015last_img read more

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New Englands NonReceiver Receivers May Be The Greatest Threat To Philadelphia

Washington15.9198.874.4 16LA Chargers84.476.5+7.9 23Minnesota76.775.0+1.7 The Eagles have the fourth-worst differential between how they defend wide receivers (71.2 passer rating allowed) versus how they defend tight ends and running backs (100.5). And this deficiency has played a significant role in their infrequent struggles this year. In Philly’s lone low point in the NFC Championship, it was tight end Kyle Rudolph who Keenum found for a 25-yard touchdown on the game’s opening drive. In the regular season, three of the Eagles’ four worst games in terms of passer rating allowed when guarding running backs were in the team’s three defeats, including a 144.1 passer rating allowed on RB/TE targets against the Seahawks (including two touchdowns), and 134.3 on 13 targets against the Chiefs. While they allowed a 100.0 rating on eight targets in an otherwise sterling defensive effort during a 6-0 loss to the Cowboys in the final week, many starters were sitting for large stretches of that game.1The Eagles also allowed a 143 passer rating when defending RB/TE in a Week 7 win over Washington.But there’s also statistical evidence that passer rating may be underselling Philadelphia’s efficiency in defending targets to running backs and tight ends. When we focus only on yards per attempt on these targets, the Eagles defense ranks as the fourth best (6.18 allowed per attempt). Similarly, the Eagles rank fifth-best in Raw Quarterback Rating (Raw QBR) because that statistic is based on expected points and makes an adjustment for yards after the catch.But before any jubilant Eagle fan starts scaling the “Rocky” steps in a dune buggy, consider that the Eagles didn’t play many teams this season that excel at passing to non-WRs. The Patriots’ offense is No. 1 not just in total yards on passes to RB/TEs but also in Raw QBR on passes to those players, and the only offenses the Eagles faced that ranked in the top 10 in both of those statistics were Kansas City, Washington (twice) and the Los Angeles Chargers. So let’s isolate those games: 1Baltimore100.860.4+40.4 8Detroit98.677.1+21.5 2Jacksonville95.155.9+39.2 30Houston101.6106.9-5.3 Passer Rating Against 15Dallas102.493.9+8.5 28Oakland102.6105.5-2.9 4Philadelphia100.571.2+29.3 32Seattle72.288.0-15.8 5Buffalo96.169.7+26.4 LA Chargers44.7199.126.1 11Cleveland113.097.4+15.6 This is all well and good until you consider that the Patriots pass like no other team. No team in the NFL needs to worry less than the Patriots about a defense like Philadelphia’s taking away their wide receivers because no team in the NFL does more damage on throws to running backs and tight ends. Top threat Rob Gronkowski at tight end (health permitting), along with pass-catching running backs James White and Dion Lewis, can consistently abuse vulnerable linebackers and safeties that opposing teams typically try to hide in pass coverage.So will the Eagles be able to slow the non-receiver receivers of New England? The regular-season evidence looks damning for Philadelphia. The traditional measure of NFL passing efficiency is passer rating. So let’s look at how opponents’ passers fare when the Eagles defend running backs and tight ends in coverage versus when they defend wide receivers. Passes to tight ends and running backs cause problemsRegular-season difference in passer rating allowed when the opponent threw to wide receivers vs. when it threw to tight ends or running backs 9LA Rams92.472.4+20.0 On paper, the Eagles seem well constructed to stop the Patriots’ fearsome passing game. Like most teams that can defend in this league, the Eagles built their pass defense around edge rushers and cornerbacks in order to keep teams from beating them on deeper passes outside the numbers to wide receivers. This approach paid huge dividends in their upset victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship, as Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum simply didn’t have the time to find his elite wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who also were given less cushion to operate. 13NY Jets102.889.6+13.2 19Carolina99.795.3+4.4 TeamTight ends/running backsWide receiversDifference Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group 20New Orleans84.980.5+4.4 21Atlanta96.993.9+3.0 22Tampa Bay98.896.5+2.3 Average vs. all other teams5.70.3386.339.1 7Cincinnati99.376.3+23.0 29Green Bay102.2107.2-5.0 25New England92.592.3+0.2 OpponentWeekYd/AttPass TDRatingRawQBR 18Chicago95.389.8+5.5 17Tennessee95.988.9+7.0 26Kansas City82.685.1-2.5 31Pittsburgh81.387.9-6.6 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Kansas City210.11134.383.1 The Eagles had trouble with teams that pass well to TE/RBsHow Philadelphia’s pass defense did in the regular season when it faced teams that ranked highly in passing to non-receivers vs. teams that didn’t 6Miami110.485.7+24.7 27San Francisco96.098.8-2.8 24Arizona87.085.7+1.3 14Washington90.679.0+11.6 Washington78.83143.092.7 10NY Giants108.389.2+19.1 Average7.41.50118.869.1 12Indianapolis103.890.6+13.2 3Denver113.381.7+31.6 Their average Raw QBR allowed to these teams was 69.1, which is 30 points worse than their average in all other games. And that 69.1 Raw QBR against would rank sixth-worst in the league. Similarly, the Eagles allowed an average of 7.37 yards per attempt to these opponents versus just 5.72 to teams that are not nearly as prolific in throwing to non-WRs.So when you adjust for tendencies of opponent, all three statistics (rating, Raw QBR and yards per attempt) converge and it’s clear that, on paper, the Patriots have a decided edge against an otherwise sound pass defense. Of course, all this largely evaporates if Gronkowski, who suffered a concussion 10 days ago, is not recovered and can participate in Minnesota. While he’s returned to practice, he’s still in the concussion protocol and has to be cleared to play by an independent doctor. The team’s backup tight end, Dwayne Allen, caught just 10 passes all year and wasn’t even targeted by Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game, though Allen played over two quarters after Gronkowski’s injury against the Jaguars.If Gronkowski does play, the Patriots will be in an unusual spot for a game of this magnitude. The Patriots have long been famous for their a chameleon-like offense — the team will find your biggest weakness and design a fresh game plan around exploiting it. But based on the Eagles’ defensive splits, the New England offense may not have to morph into something else this time, but instead may be able to simply play to its greatest strength. read more

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This Is The First NBA Finals In 9 Years Without LeBron A

When Lamar Odom heaved the ball down-court to drain away what seconds remained between the 2010 Los Angeles Lakers and a championship, few realized that it marked the start of a new era. The period that followed was defined by who wasn’t in L.A. that June night: LeBron James. For each of the next eight seasons, a James-led team would make the NBA Finals — a streak of contesting the championship that won’t technically end until Thursday’s Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors.As the confetti filled the Staples Center air, there was little sense of just how profoundly the game was about to change — some changes because of James himself, others just moving on a parallel track to the game’s biggest star. With the benefit of hindsight, then, let’s take a look at exactly how many huge developments have transpired across the league since the last time we had an NBA Finals without LeBron James.From ABC News: In many ways, it’s fitting that these 2019 finals would pit two of James’s longtime foils — the Raptors (who could never beat him in the playoffs) and the Warriors (whom he could seldom beat) — against each other. James’s shadow hangs over the series in absentia, if not simply for what his vacancy signals. He may return to the championship stage again sooner than later, particularly if the Warriors’ hegemony is threatened this summer. But for now, this series marks the end of an era — and the culmination of all the many changes that have remade basketball since the last time we weren’t debating James’s chances of adding another ring to his collection.Check out our latest NBA predictions. LeBron’s GOAT turnGoing into the summer of 2010, James’s future was as uncertain as it would ever be. He had just suffered the most high-profile failure of his career, inexplicably struggling as his Cleveland Cavaliers were bounced from the second round of the playoffs by the Boston Celtics. He faced a looming free-agency “decision” — would he betray his hometown Cavs? — and persistent questions about whether he could lead a championship team. Statistically, James’s career was off to a stellar start, but by the NBA’s ring-obsessed standards, his path toward GOAT status was wobbling.Nearly a decade later, James is still not universally hailed as the greatest ever. (Michael Jordan’s shadow looms large.) But he is generally placed right in the conversation with MJ. He answered postseason critics with eight straight conference titles and three rings, including one that involved: a) one of the greatest NBA Finals comebacks ever; b) upsetting the winningest regular-season team in history; and c) ending Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought. At the same time, James has climbed up the all-time statistical mountain in countless categories, including passing Jordan on points in March. If James isn’t the GOAT, he has at least become the defining player of his generation — and in some ways, he even redefined the role of a superstar and the criteria we use to judge all-time greats.The rise of the WarriorsThe 2009-10 Golden State Warriors won only 26 games and got their coach, Don Nelson, fired. (The team would go through two more coaches before finding current boss Steve Kerr.) Few vestiges of Nelson’s 2006-07 “We Believe” Warriors — the franchise’s high-water mark for postseason success since the early 1990s — were still on the roster anyway. Newcomer Stephen Curry finished second in Rookie of the Year voting but gave scarcely any clues that he’d eventually become a transformational player. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were still 20-year-old college kids. From these not-so-promising beginnings, the single greatest dynasty in basketball history1If not all of sports history, if you compare their run to those of greats from other leagues. would be formed.Every dynasty requires a series of unlikely breaks to fall its way, but it’s difficult to overstate just how surprising it was that Golden State would barge into an NBA championship club that included just eight franchises (the Celtics, Bulls, Pistons, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, 76ers and Spurs) hoarding the 31 titles up for grabs from 1980 through 2010. Before they added Kevin Durant in free agency, the Warriors were a testament to the power of drafting home-grown stars and locking them up on team-friendly contract extensions. After inking Durant, they became the scariest collection of talent ever assembled. And it would all come completely out of the blue, from the perspective of a neutral observer in the summer of 2010.The superteam craze gets crazierIn conjunction with James’s emergence as arguably the best player ever (see above), he also helped usher in an era of star players dictating the direction of the league on their own terms. The Age of the Superteam had already gotten underway with the 2008 Boston Celtics’ title-winning team-up between Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. But James pushed the trend even further when he joined forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form a trio of prime-age superstars on the 2011 Miami Heat. Ever since, most of the game’s highest-profile moves have been designed to either counterbalance or mimic James’s original flight of fancy made good.The league’s power balance, of course, has almost always been about an ever-escalating arms race between Big Twos and Threes. The difference this decade has been about who gets to choose both how and where those combinations form. Encouraged by a salary structure that prioritizes nonmonetary benefits and empowered by what strange quirks of the system do arise, superstars (and their agents) have become every bit as powerful in team-building as general managers. You can’t fault them for it, either: Rings are how players are judged, and star recruiting is the most sensible path to a title in the NBA. This was bound to happen eventually — and the past decade has only solidified the trend.Pacing and spacingThe Warriors didn’t just break the mold of dynasty-building — they helped redefine how a championship team plays the game. Before Curry and Co., the conventional wisdom was that a team who lives by the 3-pointer would eventually die by it before the playoffs ended. During the 2015 playoffs, former Lakers coach Phil Jackson famously tweeted a critique of jump-shooting teams during the 2015 playoffs; Charles Barkley voiced the same sentiment around the same time. The Warriors’ title that summer felt like a retort, invalidating any preconceived notions about what kind of great team could successfully win a title.Although the rise of the 3-point shot was set in motion long before Golden State formed its dynasty, the Warriors became its symbolic standard-bearer — even after they shifted away from small-ball lineups a bit and were surpassed by many other teams in their actual use of the 3-pointer. Whether influenced by Golden State or not, the league’s obsession with speed, spacing and shooting has intensified greatly over the past decade. Pace factor is up 8 percent since 2010, and 3-pointers per game are up 78 percent. (Huge dinosaurs still roamed the paint back in 2010; today’s game looks very different.) Offenses are the most efficient they’ve ever been, and the range at which players can reliably make threes is expanding constantly. James’s own development even mirrored these changes: Once criticized for a lack of shooting touch, he improved to eventually become one of the game’s best deep 3-point bombers by the end of the decade.The evolution of tankingIn addition to the LeBron-influenced spate of superteams, one of the league’s other primary off-court concerns this decade has been how to prevent teams from tanking — deliberately building bad (and often dirt-cheap) rosters in order to get high picks in that summer’s draft. The tactic is nothing new, but back in 2010, it still hadn’t been fully explored to its cynical conclusion — that wouldn’t truly come until Sam Hinkie took over the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013.2Perhaps the SuperSonics/Thunder of the mid-to-late 2000s could also be seen as a precursor to Hinkie’s Sixers, but even those teams were not as brazen in their tanking efforts as Philadelphia would become.Hinkie’s “Process” — designed specifically to acquire a franchise-altering talent like James — left a controversial legacy. It helped Philly eventually acquire many building blocks for their current contending squad, even after missing on a number of their high picks. It also produced some of the worst basketball ever along the way, and the results underscored the complete lack of certainty inherent in hitching a franchise’s fortunes to a randomized lottery system. Neither of this year’s NBA Finalists were built by tanking — in fact, Toronto methodically built a solid team until a superstar (Kawhi Leonard) fell into its lap. And the league readjusted its lottery odds this year anyway, flattening out the rewards for poor records and further discouraging intentionally bad roster construction. Unlike the dreadful 2002-03 Cavaliers team that drafted James, the next LeBron might not even enter the league with a team that lost on purpose to get him.The end of ‘Lakers exceptionalism’?Perhaps the starkest contrast between 2010 and the present is in the state of James’s current club, the L.A. Lakers. With a core of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Odom and young center Andrew Bynum, coached by Jackson, Los Angeles had just won its second consecutive title — and they appeared poised to contend for even more over the next few seasons. But Jackson retired from coaching in 2011; Bryant and Gasol got older; Bynum couldn’t stay healthy; Odom was traded; and the front office struggled to upgrade the supporting cast.An attempted superteam of Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Bryant and Gasol failed miserably. It also represented the last time the Lakers made the playoffs. Ever since, the team has tried desperately to replenish its once-endless supply of Hall of Famers, whether through the draft or in signing James, the game’s biggest star. But at the same time, L.A. has been hamstrung by ineffectual management, a story that extended to this week’s ESPN report about dysfunction between Magic Johnson, former president of basketball operations; general manager Rob Pelinka; James’s agent, Rich Paul; and the rest of the team and its staff. The Lakers still figure to aim for another huge star acquisition this offseason, but the era of what SB Nation’s Tom Ziller calls “Lakers exceptionalism” — the idea that L.A. is entitled to always dominate the NBA — is over, difficult as that would have been to believe in 2010. read more

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Baseball Ohio State splits fourgame series in Big TenPac12 Challenge

Ohio State junior starting pitcher Connor Curlis delivers a pitch against University Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Snowbird Classic on Feb. 16, 2018. Ohio State won 11-7. Credit: Courtesy of Press Pros Magazine.The Ohio State baseball team rode 35 combined runs in its first three games in Surprise, Arizona, to capture two of its first three in the Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge.In game four the bats cooled off in the desert, and after getting shut out by No. 2 Oregon State (8-0, 0-0 Pac-12) on Saturday, the Buckeyes (5-3, 0-0 Big Ten) finished the road trip with an even two wins and two losses. Ohio State won both game against Utah (0-6).Defense was of significant concern for the Buckeyes across the four games, with a total of 12 errors on the weekend.Game 1: UtahOhio State already had a 4-0 lead in the opening frame when sophomore right fielder Dominic Canzone stepped up to the plate for his second time that inning, this trip with the bases loaded. He saw a 1-0 pitch he liked and smacked it into left, scoring a pair of runs as part of a seven-run opening inning for the Buckeyes Thursday.It was more than enough offense to get Ohio State past Utah 7-2.Junior Connor Curlis took the hill to start for the Buckeyes and pitched well, surrendering just one earned run in 5.1 innings with five strikeouts. He received credit for the win, his first of the season.Game 2: Oregon StateThe Buckeyes held a 6-4 advantage over the No. 2 Oregon State Beavers leading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Beavers came back with six runs in the frame aided by a pair of errors by Ohio State junior second baseman Brady Cherry.Ohio State attempted a comeback in the final at-bat, scoring two runs in the top of the ninth, one from third baseman Conner Pohl’s second home run of the day, but Oregon State was able to hold on for the 10-8 victory against the Buckeyes.Junior starting pitcher Ryan Feltner opened the game on the hill, going six innings and giving up four earned runs. Senior reliever Seth Kinker took his first loss on the year after surrendering six runs in the eighth inning — none of them earned.The Ohio State defense committed four errors in the game.Game 3: UtahA 20-run offensive explosion propelled Ohio State to a second win, 20-13, against Utah Saturday in Surprise, Arizona.Five different hitters had at least three hits for the Buckeyes in the game, including a 5-for-7, four-RBI day from senior right fielder Noah McGowan, who hit his third home run of the season during the contest. This marked the seventh straight game with an RBI for the Ohio State right fielder. Canzone had a 4-for-6 day with two RBIs and his third stolen base on the year. Senior left fielder Tyler Cowles went 3-for-6 with a pair of RBIs.Redshirt senior pitcher Adam Niemeyer started the game for the Buckeyes, going four innings and giving up six runs, four of them earned. Redshirt senior Curtiss Irving (1-0) was credited with the win after a scoreless eighth inning in relief.Game 4: Oregon StateOhio State might have kept it close with Oregon State in the initial meeting Friday, but on Sunday, Oregon State sophomore pitcher Grant Gambrell took the hill and delivered seven shutout innings. He retired a dozen hitters by strikeout.It was more than enough for the Beavers to notch a 6-1 win over the Buckeyes . The Beavers found six runs despite losing their best hitter, junior second baseman Nick Madrigal, before the game with a broken wrist.Redshirt senior pitcher Yianni Pavlopoulos (1-1) got the start for the Buckeyes and pitched four innings giving up six runs, only two of them earned after a pair of errors by senior first baseman Bo Coolen. read more

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Keylor Navas will not leave Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has no intention of leaving, despite the club’s pursuit of Thibaut CourtoisThe Champions League holders are believed to have had a breakthrough in their negotiations with Chelsea over the signing of their first-choice goalkeeper with a fee of €35m having been reportedly agreed on.But Maurizio Sarri’s side have delayed the sale of Courtois due to the fact that they need to find a replacement first, before they can sanction the sale.Meanwhile, Navas has been the number one goalkeeper at Real for the past three seasons but has always had to deal with constant speculation over being replaced by a more high-profile player.In fact, the Costa Rica international was close to joining Manchester United in 2015 as part of an exchange deal for David De Gea before the deal sensationally fell through due to technical problems in sending the paperwork.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Zinedine Zidane had chosen to stand by Navas and maintained faith in him throughout his two-and-a-half years in charge at Real.But now the Frenchman is gone, Navas has lost his greatest ally at Real and appears set to lose his spot in the team for the new season.The most likely candidate that will force the 31-year-old out of the line-up is Courtois, who appears set to join Real soon.But AS have reported that Navas is determined to fight for his place at Real and has no plans on leaving.last_img read more

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Cannavaro Napoli need Messi to beat Juventus for the Serie A

first_imgNapoli’s only hope of ending Juventus’ dominance in the Serie A is by signing Lionel Messi, says former defender Fabio CannavaroCarlo Ancelotti’s side already find themselves nine points adrift of unbeaten leaders Juventus at the half-way stage of this season.The Bianconeri have enjoyed a record-breaking start with new star arrival Cristiano Ronaldo leading the charge for an eighth consecutive crown.Cannavaro, who started out his playing career at Napoli, warned his hometown club that Juventus appear to be “invincible” right now and that their only realistic hope of beating them lies with Messi.“It really did seem as if Napoli or Inter could halt the Juventus domination, but the Bianconeri seem intent on marching on regardless,” Cannavaro told Il Mattino.“Juve deserve credit for understanding what to do in certain moments. They signed Cristiano Ronaldo when needing to give confidence and renewed enthusiasm to the squad, stepping up a level in Europe and maintaining the invincible aura in Italy.“The only way Napoli will take the Scudetto off Juventus is by signing Lionel Messi. Either that, or Juve gift it to them.”The 45-year-old, who also used to play for Juventus, hopes to see the Old Lady win the Champions League with Napoli claiming the Europa League title.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I would love it for Juventus to win the Champions League this season and Napoli the Europa League, as it’d be a wonderful double for Italian football,” added Cannavaro.“I was in the Parma squad that represented the last Italian club to win the old UEFA Cup and I don’t understand why our teams are now struggling in Europe, as we used to dominate these competitions.“I think Napoli have everything it takes to bring the trophy home.”Cannavaro made 421 appearances in the Serie A with the majority of them coming at Parma along with a two-year spell at Inter Milan.He also played for Real Madrid for three years and won La Liga twice before spending a year at Juventus and finally retiring in 2011 at Dubai side Al-Ahli.The ex-defender’s most famous moment in football came when he captained Italy to the 2006 World Cup and later won the Ballon d’Or that year.Cannavaro now coaches Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.BERLIN – JULY 09: The Italian players celebrate as Fabio Cannavaro of Italy lifts the World Cup trophy aloft following victory in a penalty shootout at the end of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Final match between Italy and France at the Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)last_img read more

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CHASE Fund has invested 33 billion in Jamaicas health sector

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 16, 2017 – Mandeville – The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund has invested $3.3 billion in the development of the health sector over its 15 years of existence.Chief Executive Officer of the Fund, William ‘Billy’ Heaven, said the funds have been spent on the construction and upgrading of health facilities, promoting a healthy lifestyle, training of personnel, research, and cancer treatment, among other areas.   He said the Fund has established guidelines for assistance, with consideration given to how many people will benefit from the project, how the project will increase access to and impact the delivery of healthcare, how the project will improve the efficiency of the health system, how it will reduce patient wait time, and affordability of the service to the end user.He informed that overall, the Fund has provided $17 billion for projects in the areas of early-childhood education, arts and culture, health and sports.   Mr. Heaven was speaking during a ceremony for the official handover of a new $4-million anaesthetic machine at Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester on Tuesday (November 14).CHASE provided $2.2 million towards the acquisition of the state-of-the-art- equipment, with the remainder of the funds coming from the Rotary Club of Mandeville and students of the Church Teachers’ College, which contributed the $100,000 raised from its annual 5K run/walk.  Mr. Heaven said the Fund has spent some $82 million at the Mandeville Regional Hospital to date.Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Wayne Chen, said the anaesthetic machine will make a “significant difference”.The piece of equipment is expected to increase the number of surgeries performed at the hospital annually from 4,000 to 8,000.   Mr. Chen commended the various partners for their support to the hospital.“I urge you to continue to give and do what you can. Your contribution is very much appreciated,” he noted.Also present at the handover were Chief Executive Officer, Mandeville Regional Hospital, Alwyn Miller; consultant and head of the anaesthetics department at the hospital, Dr. Leighton Wynter; Rotary District Governor, Dr. Patrick Adizua; students from the Church Teachers’ College and members of the Rotary Club of Mandeville. Related Items:last_img read more

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AGDC Wont Get Some Responses To FERC Until September

first_imgThe AGDC submitted some responses on December 7 to FERC, but say said it will take until September 2019 to fully respond to more than a dozen of the information requests. Among FERC’s questions that the state team told regulators it will answer by September are:Will tidal flow and other currents move debris and boulders across the pipeline? And how much movement is expected, particularly during tidal currents?What effect will the movement of debris and boulders have on the pipeline?Will the project anchor the pipeline against tidal currents during construction, especially at the starting point for the pipe-laying operations?Does AGDC plan to use any additional weights or supports along the pipeline after construction to stabilize the line against currents?Will concrete mats be used to protect the pipeline after it is set on the seafloor? If so, under what conditions and where?How does the project propose to stabilize the pipeline’s shoreline entry and exit trenches after construction?Will the anchor chains that hold the pipe-laying barge in place affect other vessels using Cook Inlet? Some of the anchor chains could reach out a maximum of 6,650 feet from the barge.Has AGDC conducted any soil borings across the Cook Inlet pipeline route?Has the state team collected and reviewed any site-specific geotechnical data to confirm that the bottom soil is firm enough so that the weighted 42-inch pipe “will not continue to sink,” placing high-strain loads on the pipe welds during construction and operations?The regulators also asked the state team to furnish a technical review of pipe stability. An unofficial timeline released from FERC show a final environmental impact statement coming in 2019. Authorization from FERC to begin construction could be issued as soon as 2020. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commision (FERC) submitted a total of 63 pages of questions for the Alaska LNG project back in October. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation said it will be next September before the LNG project team submits some of the detailed responses requested by federal regulators regarding the AK LNG project.last_img read more

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2020 Kia Soul EV gets 243mile EPA driving range

first_img 62 kWh More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value The new 2020 Kia Soul EV will offer a 243-mile driving range, according to the EPA. That makes it one of the longest-range affordable electric cars on sale today, and marks a huge improvement over the last-generation Soul EV’s 93-mile range.The new Soul Electric debuted alongside the standard, internal-combustion 2020 Soul at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The cars have a striking new look inside and out, as well as new features. For the Soul EV, the biggest news is a bigger battery pack. It now has a 64-kilowatt-hour capacity, compared to the old Soul EV’s 27-kWh pack. The new Soul also has more power, with its electric motor rated at 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque, versus the preceding model’s 109 hp and 210 lb-ft.What’s most important is how the Soul EV’s range compares to other affordable electric cars. It beats the range of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the new Nissan Leaf E+, as well as the Kia Niro Electric, but won’t quite offer as much driving range as the Hyundai Kona Electric. You can see how the cars compare in the chart below. The Kia Soul EV will be able to use fast-charging to get an 80 percent charge in as little as an hour. On the more common Level 2 charging standard, Kia says charge times will be up to 9 hours, 35 minutes, while on Level 1, 120-volt charging, a full battery charge will take a whopping 59 hours. In other words, you’re going to want that Level 2 charger in your garage.We’ll have to wait a little longer to find out just how much the 2020 Kia Soul EV will cost, and to get behind the wheel, but based on its funky design and impressive range alone, color us excited for the battery-powered hatchback. Electric Cars 239 miles 64 kWh Kia 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous EPA Range 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 258 miles Kia Soul EV 32 Photos 238 miles The 2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV make their world debut at the LA Auto Show Nissan Leaf E+center_img Kia Niro Electric Battery Capacity Vehicle 60 kWh 64 kWh Share your voice 226 miles Comment Chevrolet Bolt EV 64 kWh 1 Electric car EPA ranges Tags 243 miles Hyundai Kona Electric Kialast_img read more

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Facebook Security Chief Reportedly Leaving Over Russia Probe Disagreement

first_img“Alex Stamos continues to be the Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Facebook. He has held this position for nearly three years and leads our security efforts especially around emerging security risks. He is a valued member of the team and we are grateful for all he does each and every day.”The information security team that Stamos had overseen within the company has since been integrated into Facebook’s product team, with the Times reporting that out of 120 staffers, only 3 are left as part of the original team.Stamos had been known for openly engaging with both users and critics on Facebook and Twitter about issues relating to the Russia probe.The report comes on the heels of revelations that Trump campaign-affiliated Cambridge Analytica had been able to obtain personal data on tens of millions of Facebook users without their consent. Facebook’s stock was down close to 7 percent at the close of markets Monday due to these reports, which also resulted in U.S. senators calling for hearings on the data abuse.Update: 5:40pm: This post was updated with a statement from Facebook. Popular on Variety Facebook’s chief information security officer Alex Stamos is leaving the company over internal disagreements on how to handle the investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times reported Monday afternoon citing anonymous sources within the company.Stamos reportedly had been internally pushing for aggressively investigating and disclosing Russia’s actions on its platform, something that other senior executives, including COO Sheryl Sandberg, disagreed on. He made the decision to leave the company back in December, but agreed to stay on until August to help with the transition of his responsibilities, according to the New York Times.Facebook didn’t respond to repeat questions on Stamos’ planned departure Monday, and instead sent out a statement highlighting that he was still working at Facebook — something that the New York Times report hand’t disputed. Here’s the company’s full statement:center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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