Tottenham boss Pochettino: Everyone wants to beat usby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes his team is the one everyone wants to beat!Spurs are the outside bet for the title, sitting six points behind leaders Liverpool in third place.But Pochettino is proud of his team’s showing this season and insists they are often seen as the biggest scalp in the league.”We’re the team to beat,” Pochettino told Standard Sport ahead of tonight’s FA Cup third-round tie at Tranmere. “It’s not arrogant, it’s realistic. “[People say], ‘How are Tottenham there?’ — a club like Chelsea can spend big money on a transfer [Christian Pulisic] and then send him on loan. “Do you think Tottenham can do this? No. But in the last few years, Tottenham are fighting with this type of club. “That’s why no-one likes Tottenham much, that’s why everyone wants to challenge us. “It’s a massive game for us every time. Wolves beat us and they behaved like they won the Premier League. Then on Wednesday they lost to Crystal Palace. It’s because Tottenham have created something special — and now we are a target. “When we fought with Leicester, everyone wanted to kill us! For many people we’re not very successful because we haven’t won a trophy [but] people respect the way we’re doing it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
REVEALED: Sporting CP made attempt for Everton boss Marco Silvaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSporting CP have made an attempt for Everton boss Marco Silva.O Jogo says he’s been approached about a move to Sporting, just like Portugal U21 manager Rui Jorge. But their past links with the Lions didn’t count in the club’s favour, since both of them rejected the chance.The same happened regarding Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim.Despite Silva’s unstable situation at Everton, the attempt by Sporting was always seen as a long shot.Back in January, it had already been reported that he’d rejected a chance to take charge of Benfica. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Alabama football certainly is not down – the Crimson Tide were the No. 1 seed in this past year’s College Football Playoff before losing to Ohio State. But the program has gone two years without winning the national title, so it’s fair to say that Alabama is no longer a “dynasty” in the true sense of the word. Two Crimson Tide signees are looking to change that fact.Adonis Thomas and Damien Harris – two of the highest-rated recruits in the country this past year – had a nice little Twitter exchange Saturday morning. It began with Harris wishing Thomas a happy birthday, and quickly morphed into the topic of winning rings and bringing the dynasty back. Check it out:Happy Birthday boss @_SimplyThatGuy5— Damien Harris (@DHx34) February 28, [email protected] appreciate it big timer! Only a few more months till we go get these rings— Adonis Thomas (@_SimplyThatGuy5) February 28, [email protected]_SimplyThatGuy5 you already know what we about to do— Damien Harris (@DHx34) February 28, [email protected] bring that dynasty back— Adonis Thomas (@_SimplyThatGuy5) February 28, 2015Alabama never rebuilds – it reloads. If Harris, Thomas and the rest of the No. 1 ranked recruiting class pans out as expected, they’re going to have a real shot at following through here.
SchefterAdam Schefter recently had a sit-down interview with Greg Hardy. The interview (in parts and in full) has been shown across ESPN’s platforms today.You can view some of the interview here. In the interview, Hardy, who is currently unsigned after playing for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015, says he has never hit a woman. Hardy was referencing the 2014 incident with his former girlfriend in which he allegedly hit her multiple times, causing what appeared to be significant injuries. The former Carolina Panther was charged and convicted, but the case was thrown out in 2015 after Hardy appealed. “I’ve never put my hand on any woman,” Hardy says.Schefter appeared on The Dan Patrick Show this morning to discuss the interview. A transcript of some of what Schefter said: Schefter: What he meant by that was he feels like he should not have put himself in that situation around that woman at that time of night around alcohol, and that was his mistake he should never have done that. But in his mind he swears he never put a finger on this woman. And people can believe what they want.Patrick: Do you believe it?Schefter: Doesn’t matter what I believe Dan, right?—–Schefter: I went in with the idea that this guy is a monster. I came out of there with a very different feeling. I came out of there feeling this is a guy who has managed to say the wrong things at the wrong time.Schefter is now getting crushed for what he’s said about Hardy and for interviewing him. One of his colleagues, Michelle Beadle, even criticized him on-air on ESPN for giving the NFL defensive lineman a platform. For the love of f&[email protected] Dude doesn’t admit to wrongdoing. Dude has changed? I give the hell up.— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) April 5, 2016Beadle isn’t alone, either.Posting illegally obtained medical records didnt activate the integrity gene of Schefter. So a softball Q&A with a womanizer wouldn’t either— Marshall (@M_W_19) April 5, 2016Greg Hardy interview…WTF? https://t.co/JYFcmhDVkl— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) April 5, 2016Hardy’s comments were bad. But the fact that ESPN and Schefter gave him a platform for redemption is even worse: https://t.co/9NLFgULiuj— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) April 5, 2016If ESPN decided on its own to send Schefter to interview Hardy instead of Rachel Nichols or Jeremy Schapp or Bob Ley, well, that’s a problem— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) April 5, 2016Of course Adam Schefter bought into Greg Hardy’s bullshit: https://t.co/4vre5nvXAV— Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 5, 2016Schefter discussed the interview in-depth on The Dan Patrick Show today, but he’s likely going to have to further defend his position in the coming days.
By finishing second (to Jason Day) in the PGA Championship on Sunday, Jordan Spieth completed a remarkable run at golf’s major championships this season. He won two major tournaments (the Masters and the U.S. Open), placed second in another (the PGA), and — in his worst showing — tied for fourth at the British Open. It was the third time since 19581The year golf’s majors entered their modern era, as the PGA Championship adopted a stroke-play format. that a player finished no worse than fourth in any major during a season.Last week, my colleague Andrew Mooney used a metric called z-scores (which measure how many standard deviations a player’s score was from the mean2For all players who made the cut in a given tournament.) to examine where Spieth’s overall PGA Tour season — including both majors and the tour’s more pedestrian tournaments — ranked among other golfers’ seasons since 1970. Going into the PGA, he was on pace for the 12th-best single season in that span, and he was the top-ranked player not named Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus. (Pretty heady company!)But we can also use z-scores to measure where his cumulative performance at the majors this year ranks. The — admittedly predictable — result is that Spieth’s 2015 majors campaign stands as one of the greatest in the sport’s history.Here’s how it works: In a given tournament, a player’s performance can be converted into the probability that he would win the average major with his z-score. For example, Spieth’s -2.20 z-score at the PGA last weekend would be good enough to win about 40 percent of all majors staged since 1958. Therefore, he gets 0.40 shares of a major for the performance, even though he didn’t actually win.Of course, this methodology can add up to more than 100 percent of a victory for majors featuring multiple great performances. The famous “Duel in the Sun” between Nicklaus and Tom Watson at the 1977 British Open was so epic, for instance, that the system above awards 2.1 total “generic majors” to the field. To correct for this, we can also compute an adjusted version that isn’t allowed to assign more than 1.0 combined shares of a major to any given tournament’s field, no matter how dominant — or dubious — the performances of its leaders. (According to this adjustment, Spieth’s 2015 PGA Championship earns him just 0.18 share of a major, since the field total also needs to clear room for the performances of Day, Branden Grace and others.)Depending on which version you use, Spieth’s 2015 season either ranks fourth overall since 1958 (without the adjustment), or 11th (with the adjustment).My preference probably lies with the unadjusted version, simply because a player can’t control whether he shares the stage with another dominant performance (and z-scores already account for his score relative to the field average). But no matter the method, it’s clear once again that Spieth’s 2015 season deserves a place among golf’s most brilliant achievements.
“My job is to help out the pitchers as much as I can,” Espino said. “That’s my job on this team and that’s what I’m going to do as a backup catcher. Defense has to be my top priority and after that, I want to have good at-bats, put the ball in play and hope for the best result.”In Sunday’s loss against the Toledo Mud Hens, Espino had one hit in three at-bats, with an RBI single. He provided stability from behind the plate as he caught nine innings from Hector Rondon, Steven Wright and Frank Herrmann. Espino threw out Casper Wells in the fourth inning on the only attempted steal of the day by the Mud Hens.Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh commented on Espino’s value to the club.“He really works well with the pitching staff, and he’s had some big hits for us early in this year,” Sarbaugh said. “He’s a hard worker and a great guy to have in the clubhouse.” The catcher position is the most grueling position in baseball. Spending nine innings every game crouched in a catcher’s stance, wearing knee, shin and chest protectors, a protective helmet and a face mask in the heat and humidity of the summer can wear a player down.Occasionally, the Columbus Clippers need to give their starting catcher and top prospect Carlos Santana a day of rest. Backup Damaso Espino has shown to be a valuable asset to the Clippers in these situations.On April 21, Santana was injured when he fouled a ball off of his right knee. While the injury was not considered serious, he was taken out of the game and listed as day-to-day.Espino has provided stability at the catcher position when Santana is out of the lineup.Espino has played in eight games for the Clippers this season and has a .227 batting average. Despite his struggles at the plate, his defensive abilities have been impressive.
Salah, who has now scored the amazing 39 goals throughout the duration of this season, is a highly favoured player all around Europe. However, as Manchester United have set their eyes on him, they would some money since one thing is for certain – the Egyptian will not come cheap.Real Madrid and Barcelona have reportedly been trying to convince Mo Salah to join La Liga. However, Mourinho does not seem to agree on such a transfer.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United will be looking to sell Anthony Martial, who has certainly out of Jose’s favourite players in the Red Devils Squad. The Frenchman will most likely be leaving Old Trafford at the end of the season and Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs he might join, according to the Express.If United were indeed to sell Martial, they would find themselves in a position where they would be financially able to sign Salah – something Mourinho is really keen on doing.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Sentencing is scheduled Thursday for a Navy petty officer who was under the influence of alcohol when his pickup truck flew off a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and crashed into a crowd in Chicano Park killing four people.Navy Petty Officer Richard Sepolio has been sentenced to 9 years and 8 months after driving off Coronado bridge, killing 4 people.27-year-old Richard Anthony Sepolio was convicted in February of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury in connection with the October 15th, 2016 crash.The crash killed 50-year-old Annamarie Contreras, 52-year-old Cruz Contreras, 49- year-old Andre Banks, 46-year-old Francine Jiminez and seriously injured seven others.Sepolio was convicted of four counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count of DUI causing injury.The same jury acquitted him of four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, seven counts of reckless driving and one count of driving over the legal alcohol limit and causing injury.Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright told jurors Sepolio chose “to drive irritated, impaired and impatient.” In addition to having drinks prior to getting behind the wheel, Sepolio was arguing with his girlfriend on the phone just moments before losing control of his truck on the bridge, the prosecutor said.Sepolio testified he was driving on the transition ramp — a route back to Coronado that he had driven more than 90 times before — when he sped up to merge in front of another car and lost control.The defendant said he remembered being on top of a freeway barrier looking down, then waking up in the park and being pulled out of his truck. Sepolio said his memory was mostly “cloudy” about what happened after his truck plunged into the crowd below.On the stand, he denied arguing with his then-girlfriend on the phone just before the crash, but admitted on cross-examination that he’d just left a lunch with a female Navy colleague where “the idea was to go out and have a good time.” Sepolio testified he had a glass of alcoholic cider and a glass of wine at lunch before heading back to Coronado.Whether Sepolio was intoxicated was a point of contention during the trial, particularly with one blood sample not tested for more than a year after the crash, according to his attorney.While the jury did not find Sepolio guilty of the greatest charge he faced — gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated — jurors agreed that Sepolio was under the influence.Bright said she believed Sepolio was grossly negligent due to driving while under the influence and distracted, but supported the jury’s findings, which included its rejection of the charge that Sepolio was intoxicated above the legal blood-alcohol limit. Navy petty officer scheduled to be sentenced for Coronado Bridge crash Posted: May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:24 PM May 2, 2019
Story Links Live Diving Results Mariia Astashkina (100/200 breast), Sophie Cattermole (500 free) and Lainey Visscher (50 free) also return to the NCAA Championships after earning Honorable Mention All-American honors in their respective individual events a year ago. In diving, Michaela Sliney and Molly Fears made history at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships, marking the first time two Louisville divers have qualified for an NCAA Championships. Fears and Sliney scored a combined 116 points at ACC Championships to lead the Cardinal divers to their highest point total in program history. The meet kicks off with the timed finals of the 800 freestyle relay on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. CT inside the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The remaining three days of competition will begin with prelims at 9 a.m. CT with the top-16 qualifiers in each event returning for finals each evening at 5 p.m. CT. NCAA Championships Page LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Looking to build on the momentum from a successful start to the championship season, the University of Louisville women’s swimming and diving team is set to begin competition at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas on March 20-23. About the Cardinals Louisville enters the 2019 NCAA Championships following a program-record fifth place finish at last year’s meet. The Cardinals qualified 11 individual swimmers, two divers and three relay swimmers and return six swimmers who earned All-American honors in a combined nine individual events in 2018. Louisville will also compete in all five relays, four of which are seeded in scoring position, highlighted by the No. 6 400 free and 400 medley relays. Louisville NCAA Notes Schedule of Events Live Swimming Results Leading the Cards is two-time NCAA champion Mallory Comerford, who won back-to-back titles in the 200 free over the past two seasons. Comerford enters the meet as the top-ranked swimmer in the event, while also holding the No. 3 seed in the 100 free and the No. 5 seed in the 50 free. Freshman Alena Kraus has made a major impact for the Cards this season after winning bronze in the 200 fly at the ACC Championships. She is also seeded in scoring position at No. 16 in the 200 fly. Junior Grace Oglesby returns to NCAAs after recording a pair of seventh place finishes in the 100 and 200 fly at last year’s championships. At ACCs, she won her second consecutive 200 fly title and will be the fifth-seed in both the 100 and 200 fly. Broadcast Information ESPNU will provide live linear coverage for the finals sessions on Friday and Saturday. Digital coverage can be found on ESPN3 for Wednesday and Thursday’s finals sessions. Sessions not on ESPN will be streamed live on the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships microsite at www.texassports.com.Tickets Standing room only tickets may become available the day of competition and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for the Wednesday evening session. Prelims standing room only is $10 each day, finals is $15 each day and diving prelims and consolation sessions are $10 each day. ParkingAdvance parking is available online at Click and Park. Passes must be purchased by 10 p.m. the day prior to the event.Louisville Qualifiers Mariia Astashkina (100 Breast, 200 Breast)Sophie Cattermole (200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free)Mallory Comerford (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free)Molly Fears (Platform, 3-meter)Morgan Friesen (100 Breast, 200 Breast)Alina Kendzior (100 Back, 200 Back, 200 IM)Alena Kraus (200 Free, 500 Free, 200 Fly)Grace Oglesby (100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM)Arina Openysheva (100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free)Michaela Sliney (1-meter, 3-meter)Maria Sumida (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly)Lainey Visscher (50 Free, 100 Free)Kaylee Wheeler (100 Breast, 200 Breast)Relay swimmers: Avery Braunecker, Diana Dunn, Casey Fanz Print Friendly Version