Saints unsure when Boruc can return

first_img Reserve Kelvin Davis is also sidelined, so Argentine Paulo Gazzaniga looks set to step in for the visit of Aston Villa on Wednesday. “It is difficult to analyse how many weeks Artur will be out for,” Pochettino said at a press conference reported on the club’s official Twitter feed. French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will miss out because of a groin injury picked up on Sunday and Gaston Ramirez is also not yet match fit. Southampton will be looking for a response after successive away defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea, which has seen them drop out of the top four. Pochettino said: “We don’t have time to dwell on our two consecutive defeats because we are only thinking about tomorrow’s game. “We have lost on two very difficult grounds at Arsenal and Chelsea, so now we will try to impose our values and get the win over Aston Villa. “I am expecting a physical game. “Aston Villa are a strong side and very good on the counter-attack, especially away from home.” Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino admits it is “difficult to analyse” how long his team must do without goalkeeper Artur Boruc because of a broken hand. Press Associationcenter_img The 33-year-old suffered the injury during the 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Chelsea on Sunday. Given the hectic festive schedule, Boruc could miss some eight matches if he needed a six-week recovery time. last_img read more

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England, Russia Share Spoils in Marseille

first_imgEngland manager Roy Hodgson handed five Tottenham players their major finals debut for the match, leaving Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy on the bench.England had to battle with the injury-depleted Russians to get ahead in the 77th minute however. England won a free kick on the edge of the area when Russian left-back Georgi Shchennikov impeded Spurs midfielder Dele Alli.After Harry Kane’s dummy run, Gary Cahill created a hole in the defensive wall and Dier stepped up to fire into the top corner of the net.It was England’s first free kick goal in a major tournament since David Beckham scored against Ecuador in 2006.But Russia refused to throw in the towel and when they broke clear on the left, Berezutski did well to rise above Danny Rose to leave Hart, and England stunned.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Russia captain Vasili Berezutski headed a last-gasp leveller against England yesterday to steal a 1-1 draw in a European Championship match in Marseille, France, marred by a third day of fan violence.England seemed to be heading for victory when midfielder Eric Dier fired in a 20 metre free kick past Russia’s veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. But three minutes from the final whistle in the Group B match, Joe Hart and his defence took their eye off the ball. Berezutski rose to meet a cross and sent a looping header into the net.England players walked off disconsolate while there was more violence in the Stade Velodrome as fans left, adding to the 31 injured in street battles in the Marseille port district earlier.“It’s very disappointing,” said Dier. “We gave away a draw. We just didn’t see it out the right way. We have to pick ourselves up and go again.”last_img read more

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USC receives B-minus in sustainability

first_imgUSC was given a grade of B-minus in late October for its efforts at promoting and achieving environmental sustainability on campus, a slight improvement from the C-plus the university had previously received for three years in a row.Going green · Charlie Furman (left), a senior majoring in cinema-television critical studies, and Danielle Romero, a freshman majoring in business administration, make windmills for USC Beyond Coal, which is calling on USC to stop using coal-fueled power. – Daniel Wang | Daily Trojan The College Sustainability Report Card is an annual assessment by the Sustainability Endowments Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 that attempts to further sustainability on college campuses, by commenting on their environmental efforts.USC officials acknowledged a lag in sustainability efforts at USC.“[The grading system] is a complicated set of things. USC has been doing better. We’ve been sort of behind the curve on sustainability issues, but we’re catching up,” said Mark Bernstein, managing director of USC’s Energy Institute.The report evaluates colleges and universities on their performance in nine aspects of sustainability policies and practices: administration, climate change and energy, food and recycling, green building, student involvement, transportation, endowment transparency, investment priorities and shareholder engagement.Bernstein said that USC is not performing as well as its competitors — Stanford University received an A-minus and UCLA received a B — but the university has been making strides to become more environmentally sustainable.“We haven’t been a leader [but] we’re not at the bottom. We’re kind of in the middle of the pack,” he said. “We’ve been doing a pretty good job overall.”The institute gave USC an A in four categories: administration, food and recycling, transportation, and investment priorities.According to the report card, 40 percent of USC students commute to campus via “environmentally preferable methods,” and the university spends more than 5 percent of its food budget on local products and purchases organic food items.The university received its lowest grade, an F, in shareholder engagement.According to the institute, the details of proxy voting — the process by which a university considers and votes on policies regarding climate change and other related issues — are handled by USC’s investment managers rather than a “shareholder responsibility committee,” which would involve students, faculty and alumni input.In climate change and energy, green building, and endowment transparency, the university received C grades.USC has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 5 percent since 2001. In addition, 14 percent of the electricity purchased for campus comes from renewable sources, according to the report card.This is in comparison with Stanford University, which received an A in climate change and energy, and aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 20 percent before 2020.“We really need to push the envelope on reducing energy consumption. We need to do our own solar installations and take a serious look at water consumption,” Bernstein said.USC Beyond Coal — a group committed to reducing the university’s dependence on coal — has been active in promoting sustainability through its work with USC administration, said Carrell Hambrick, a senior majoring in fine arts who is involved in the group.Last year, the group lobbied then-President Steven B. Sample to write a letter to L.A. Department of Water and Power expressing USC’s support of the Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa commitment to ending the city’s dependence on coal by 2020.Hambrick said the university is in a good position to take action to improve its sustainability because of its resources.“We can be doing so much for sustainability,” she said. “The fact that we have a sustainability department is a really good sign, and [the fact that] we have 11 environmental groups on campus shows that this has been thought about a lot.”Despite these myriad opportunities, Hambrick said USC’s overall grade of B-minus was fitting because the university could be making better use of its own resources.“It’s a pretty fair assessment. At the end of the day, if we do want to advance our sustainability portfolio, the university has to be more diplomatic,” Hambrick said.Rosie Murphy, a freshman majoring in history also involved in USC Beyond Coal, expressed similar sentiments that the university has made progress but can continue to do more to be a leader.“USC has definitely done a lot of awesome things,” Murphy said. “The whole campus center is LEED certified, there is recycling everywhere on campus and Campus Cruiser, [which is] a really incredible initiative.”“USC is obviously the 23rd best school; we totally have … the minds, the educational opportunities, and being in L.A., the weather has extra capacity for solar energy,” she said. “It would be really incredible if the university could tap some of those resources.”last_img read more

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Orange ‘outworked’ by Canisius in unsatisfying overtime tie

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Commentscenter_img Jeremy Vuolo didn’t want to talk about it. Eight seconds passed before he answered the question of what he said to the referee, and even then he skirted around it. ‘It’s just (that) you have to be respectful. I’m just — no comment on it,’ he said. Syracuse midfielder Geoff Lytle had been taken down by an opposing player just outside the penalty area, and the Orange looked like it would have one more chance to win the game in regulation. But the officials didn’t issue a card to the Canisius defender, and the clock ran out to end regulation. Vuolo sprinted more than 60 yards from the Syracuse goal to the Canisius side of the field, letting the official know exactly how he felt about the decision to not stop the clock on the ensuing free kick. One of Syracuse’s most well-composed players had lost his cool. He was frustrated. He was fed up. And perhaps he was a little embarrassed with how his team had played.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Vuolo and Syracuse (1-4-3) played Canisius (0-5-1) to a 1-1 double overtime tie Tuesday, in arguably the program’s most disappointing result since losing to Oneonta State in 2005. The winless Golden Griffins outplayed SU for nearly the entire game and made a statement to the Orange in its own stadium. Head coach Ian McIntyre and the players had come into the game expecting three points, but instead left the field with nothing but frustration. ‘At the end of the day, I think we were almost lucky to get away with a draw,’ SU midfielder Nick Roydhouse said. ‘I feel like they wanted it more than we did.’ That desire to win negated any advantage the Orange had over Canisius on paper. And there were plenty. The Golden Griffins came into Tuesday’s game having scored just one goal on the season. They allowed more than two goals per game to their opponents. Syracuse had won all eight matches the two teams had played against one another, outscoring Canisius 46-4. In 1984, SU even routed the Golden Griffins 16-1. After the game, Vuolo put the shocking result in perspective. ‘They’re not a quality side,’ he said. ‘They didn’t possess the ball with any quality. They didn’t deserve to keep it away from us. We kind of let them do that.’ And once again, the Orange let its opponent get on the board first. In the 25th minute, the Golden Griffins passed right around the SU defense for an impressive goal. Defender Aaron Ramos-Gonzalez made a long run out of the back and found a teammate open at the top of the box. Regan Steele then slotted it between two Syracuse defenders, and J.J. Hughes put it away. It was the fifth time this season the Orange has conceded a first-half goal and has been forced to play from behind early in the game. ‘You saw the Canisius guys before the match, and they were very excited,’ McIntyre said. ‘I think that, ultimately, the way we approached the game and the start of the game I was disappointed with.’ The Golden Griffins saw this game as a chance to send a message. Syracuse is the only team on Canisius’ schedule from a major conference. It would be a big win for the program if it could come away with a point against a Big East school. And that program is one whose pedigree is anything but pretty. Canisius men’s soccer has more than 2.5 times more losses than wins in its history. Ten times, it has won one or fewer games in a season. This tie will sting for Syracuse. ‘We targeted this as a must-win game,’ Roydhouse said. ‘Walking away from here with a draw, we haven’t gained a point, we’ve dropped two.’ Once again, the only offense for the Orange came from Roydhouse. He netted his team-leading fourth goal of the season on a 30-yard free kick eight minutes before halftime. That was all Syracuse could manage. True enough, it dominated the two overtime periods. But that’s just 20 minutes in a game that lasted 110. McIntyre still cannot get a complete performance out of his team, and eight games in, that should be a little discomforting. ‘The easy way for us right now is to point a finger at a referee (for letting the clock run out),’ he said. ‘What we can control is how we approach games and how we apply ourselves in the games.’ Vuolo acknowledged the team needs to make emotional adjustments. Instead of coming out flat and waiting for the other team’s goal to act as a wake-up call, he said the team needs ‘that little fire’ from the opening whistle. ‘We were disappointed in the effort that we were putting forth more than anything,’ Vuolo said. ‘I hate being outworked by any team.’ mjcohe02@syr.edulast_img read more

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Nassib, Pugh sign contracts with Giants

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ For a moment on Thursday, Ryan Nassib was the only player selected in the 2013 NFL Draft who had yet to sign a contract. Only for a moment, though, before the New York Giants announced that the former Syracuse quarterback had signed.The signing came just hours after former SU tackle Justin Pugh, the Giants’ first-round pick, signed his contract. Both are due to report to training camp Friday.Nassib, who was projected by many as a potential first rounder but slipped into the fourth round, took to his personal Twitter account to express his excitement about getting his deal done.O man, it’s official! Now the fun begins. #NYG— Ryan Nassib (@Ryan_Nassib) July 26, 2013AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPugh agreed to terms early in the day, his agency Octagon Sports announced on its Twitter account, before Pugh tweeted a photo of himself signing the contract in the evening.I have officially signed with The New York Football Giants. Couldn’t be happier! pic.twitter.com/lkkYivGy5o— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh67) July 25, 2013The Giants later confirmed both signings. Comments Published on July 26, 2013 at 12:42 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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Tipp go in search of elusive football quarter final spot

first_imgTipperary football manager Liam Kearns has stuck with the same starting fifteen which lined out in the Munster Final for this evenings qualifier against Derry.He believes the experience of playing Kerry in the provincial decider ‘can only stand’ to his players.Peter Acheson will captain the side for this evenings match in Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan which gets underway at 5 o’clock. Tipp FM’s build-up to live commentary on the match will get underway at 4.45 this evening – our coverage will be brought to you in association with McDonald’s at Junction 8 on the M8, Cashel.Also in qualifier action today are Clare and Roscommon who meet in Pearse Stadium, Galway at 3pm.last_img read more

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Munster and Ulster open Pro 14 campaign with bonus-point victories

first_imgLast night both Munster and Ulster opened their Pro 14 campaigns with bonus-point victories.Ulster inflicted a 42-19 loss on South African new boys the Cheetahs.While Munster were 34-3 winners over Italian side Treviso After a trophy-less 2017 season, Leinster open their Guinness PRO-14 campaign against a familiar face this afternoon.The Blues go up against a Dragons team coached by former Leinster hooker Bernard Jackman at Rodney Parade at 3pm.Ex-Leinster player Zane Kirchner has been picked to start at full-back for the Welsh side.Current Leinster captain Isa Nacewa says they’ve been doing some soul searching after the disappointment of last seasonMeanwhile, Connacht begin life under new head-coach Kieran Keane by hosting Glasgow at the Sportsground.Number-eight John Muldoon captains the westerners as he goes into a 15th season with his home province.There’s also a start for summer signing Jarrad Butler in the back-row.Kick off is at twenty-five-to-eight.last_img read more

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Pronet: Understanding the ‘new normal’ for the Premier League

first_img Share Submit Related Articles Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon With the Premier League well and truly back, albeit with a noticeably different look and feel, SBC News spoke to Bobby Longhurst, Chief Commercial Officer at Pronet Gaming, about what it has learned since the return of the world’s most popular football competition.With a significant mid-season break, a host of safety stipulations in place and empty stadia, it was always unlikely that football would return with quite its usual pizzazz. Nevertheless, one thing that has not changed is the enthusiasm with which customers have seized on the opportunity to place their bets on The Beautiful Game again. Business is booming.What has been really fascinating about the return of the Premier League in particular, however, is the way in which the trends around those bets have shifted. Here at Pronet Gaming, we’ve been keeping a close eye on how the new conditions have affected play on the pitch, and in turn, how gamblers are placing wagers. In most of the leagues, teams have struggled to pick up where they left off before the lockdown. Many who are safe from the dreaded drop appear to be playing the season out. This has resulted in fewer goals, fewer shots and a lower conversion rate of chances to goals.With the exception of Serie A, which is bucking the trend, this is the case across all of the big European leagues. Over 70% of goals have been scored in the second half of games, indicating that the extended hiatus may have had more of an impact on match fitness than some previously envisioned.Football is a game in which teams thrive in a febrile atmosphere. Our initial prediction that an absence of cheering fans would affect player performance proved accurate, with Premier League home games now as close to being played on neutral ground as they could be. In particular, this seems to have impacted the teams in the lower reaches more when facing those above them in the table. We anticipated games would be more likely to be cagey as a result, and that has certainly rung true, with 58% of the matches (before gameweek 36) so far being goalless at half time as opposed to just 29% before lockdown.Following the reduction in home advantage, we amended the thinking around our models accordingly. This proactive approach has been paramount in helping our clients stay ahead of the curve. These amendments ensured we spotted trends early and adjusted our typical goal dependencies to mitigate possible value takers on the ‘unders’ in line with a drop in goals since the restart.Many competitors and their clients have taken a hit in recent weeks because they have simply run their tried and tested models without adjusting to the changing circumstances. This lack of foresight has undoubtedly led to an erosion in margins. A case in point is the popular both teams to score market, which has seen a spike in customers backing No.When it comes to the return of recreational bettors with no hidden agenda, many have picked up where they left off, with match accumulators, over goals and both teams to score remaining the most popular. But shrewder ones have picked up on the lack of goals. To counterbalance this trend, our traders and customer profiling departments have proactively stayed ahead of the curve. They’ve done that by ensuring our risks are properly managed across the lifecycle of the odds, from creation to settlement and everything in between.What we are concentrating on now is whether these current trends will remain once things make their way back to normal. With goals down, shots down and even sprints all down, as players look to conserve energy, what we are currently seeing is almost a facsimile of friendly matches, with teams not match sharp, and a lack of atmosphere producing lacklustre performances. After a full pre-season and with the stadiums back to capacity, normal service will hopefully resume once again in the Premier League and beyond. But if it doesn’t, we’ll be prepared. Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more

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Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell has been a driven, difficult matchup for Warriors

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “And that edge is good for our team, and that allows Trezz to perform at this stage. Because it’s not about the game, almost, for him, it’s about the competition and proving someone wrong.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Rivers said he considered that smart planning, not bulletin board material – even if some of his players might not have agreed.“We have Golden State, we’re playing them, I don’t know how much more motivation (we need),” Rivers said. “We look at it a lot of ways, let’s hope that we can win tonight and then create some travel issues for everybody, that would be fantastic for all of us.“Honestly, if I was Houston, I would do the same thing, it’s a 12:30 game, it’s easy to get back on the plane and fly back to Houston, but it’s tough to fly from Houston to San Fran and play a 12:30 game.“I just really, really would like to see them get back on the plane, that would be amazing. We’ll take them with us.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters HOUSTON GO HOMEDoc Rivers wasn’t offended that the Houston Rockets elected to fly to Oakland ahead of Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals – which were to start Sunday so long as the Warriors eliminated the Clippers by winning Game 6 on Friday at Staples Center.With a Clippers victory, the Rockets’ plan was just to turn around and fly home.Related Articles Entering Game 6 on Friday night at Staples Center, the former NCAA champion at Louisville is playing 28 minutes per game and shooting 75 percent from the field (42 for 56) for the Clippers, continuing his monstrously efficient season on the big stage. He’s averaging a staggering 1.77 points per possession on pick-and-rolls in five playoff games.Said Green: “He’s finishing at the rim, dunking on everybody’s head!”“It’s not surprising at all,” Clippers guard Landry Shamet said. “We know what he can do, and obviously what he and Lou can do, they both complement each other so well. And Trezz has made the most of it.”He’s also come up with four blocked shots, including the big-time stuff on Kevon Looney late in Wednesday’s win, which preserved a three-point Clippers lead.“Trezz is just a relentless kid,” Rivers said. “Him and Pat are cut from the same cloth. They feel like everything is against them, they’ve been wronged 10 times already today somehow, and they turn that into energy. And they do that every game, every day, every moment. LOS ANGELES — Most basketball fans know about Lou Williams, the two-time Sixth Man of the Year, the inspiration for one of Drake’s songs and one of the NBA’s ultimate cool guys.But after this series against the Golden State Warriors, basketball aficionados beyond the Clippers’ fan base also know about Williams’ 25-year-old running mate, Montrezl Harrell, one of the NBA’s ultimate chip-on-his-shoulder guys.They’ve learned that the 25-year-old from North Carolina is about more than his impressive sneaker collection (though that collection is worth marveling at).Harrell’s proved a driven, difficult matchup for the two-time defending NBA champions, and that he’s “a dog,” as Clippers forward JaMychal Green put it.last_img read more

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No outcome on SBW appeal

first_imgWilliams was appealing the four-match ban from the Lions series that rules him out of the first Bledisloe Cup clash against the Wallabies.The All Blacks centre was handed the suspension for his second Test send-off against the British & Irish Lions earlier this month.Williams became the first All Black in 50 years to be sent off in a Test when he was red-carded for a shoulder charge on Lions winger Anthony Watson early in the 24-21 loss in Wellington.He missed the drawn third Test with the Lions, and the Blues’ final Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves.Two pre-season Counties-Manukau matches, one against North Harbour and one an inter-squad match, were presented by NZ Rugby to the World Rugby Judicial Committee as completing the four-match ban.But the disciplinary committee ruled the inter-squad match did not meet the grade as a meaningful match.The appeal was heard last night via video conference before a committee chaired by Mr Justice Graeme Mew (Canada) along with Shao- Ing Wang (Singapore) and Stefan Terblanche (South Africa).After a two hour hearing the committee reserved their decision, committing to delivering its decision as soon as practicable given the circumstances.last_img read more

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