BENCHED FOR THE GAME STOKE, England (AP): Louis van Gaal raised the prospect of quitting as Manchester United manager after Stoke condemned the club to a fourth straight loss for the first time in 54 years on Saturday. The 2-0 loss at the windy Britannia Stadium pushed United down to sixth place in the English Premier League, and van Gaal is sensing the pressure after barely 18 months in charge. “I can also quit by myself,” van Gaal said when asked if he had received assurances about his future from the club hierarchy. “That is something I speak to (vice chairman) Ed Woodward (about) by himself – not with you (reporters). “It is not always … the club has to fire or sack me. Sometimes I do it by myself. I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and with my members of staff and players – and not with you.” United was in disarray defensively in the first half when Memphis Depay’s horrendous defending allowed Bojan Krkic to score, and Marko Arnautovic powered in Stoke’s second goal from outside the penalty area. United captain Wayne Rooney watched it all from the sidelines after being dropped to the bench for the first time in a league match in almost two years. United came to life only in the second half after Rooney was brought on, but Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland thwarted any hopes of a comeback. “The circumstances were difficult – not only the circumstances, the wind, but also the pressure,” van Gaal said. “That is, in my opinion, the reason they don’t dare to play football (in the first half).” The losing streak started with Champions League elimination, and has also seen United drop out of the Premier League top four by losing to Bournemouth and Norwich. Win-less in seven matches, United have little time to recover their confidence, with a home match against Chelsea today. Asked if he would be in charge of the game, van Gaal said: “You will have to wait and see, but I think so.” “I try to do everything, but the pressure shall be, every match, higher and higher, and we have to solve that problem,” van Gaal, who has been in charge since July 2014, added. “It’s more difficult because I am now part of the four matches we have lost and people are looking at me.” A day after British astronaut, Tim Peake, displayed a Stoke flag on the International Space Station, the central England team was in a different orbit to United in the first half. Depay’s mind seemed to be on another planet when he sent a downward header back toward goalkeeper David de Gea in an attempt to clear Geoff Cameron’s deep ball. Depay, a winger in the right-back position, was unaware that Glen Johnson was primed to dart in and seize possession before crossing for Krkic, who took a touch then slotted the ball into the net in the 19th minute. “It was a bad goal to give away,” van Gaal said. If United’s players were fighting to save their manager’s job, they didn’t demonstrate it. Their response lacked any burning desire to end their slump. And the mission facing United became even tougher seven minutes later. Krkic’s free kick was blocked by the United wall, but the ball came back out to the edge of the penalty area and Arnautovic’s powerful strike beat De Gea. United was offering little in response, with Depay’s free kick parried by Butland, and Marouane Fellaini was offside as he tried to react. MISSED OPPORTUNITY United was spared further misery before the interval when Arnautovic ran onto Krkic’s through ball, but missed the target with his shot. As usual, on the United bench, there was little outgoing evidence of concern, with neither van Gaal nor assistant Ryan Giggs springing out of their seats to berate or inspire their team. Van Gaal’s about-turn came at half-time, when Rooney spent the break warming up before coming on to replace Depay. Rooney’s first significant contribution came after 20 minutes on the field, cutting the ball back for Fellaini six yards in front of goal, but rather than slamming the ball high into the net, Fellaini shot low and, lacking power, allowed Butland to make a diving save. In the closing minutes, Rooney, this time, set up Juan Mata, but, again, Butland made the vital save. And Butland also pushed Anthony Martial’s attempt round the post as Stoke completed a December double over Manchester clubs, having already beaten City. Stoke are three points behind United, which manager Mark Hughes used to play for. United are three points adrift of fourth-place Tottenham.
October 27, 2019
ANAHEIM, CA – MARCH 26: Buddy Hield #24 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts in the first half while taking on the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional Final at Honda Center on March 26, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield put on a performance for the ages Monday night, pouring in 46 points for the Sooners in a tough, three-overtime loss to Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. It turns out that it wasn’t just fans of OU who were impressed by the future NBA star.After the contest, Hield stuck around to do an interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. Dozens of Kansas fans did too, applauding Hield after he was done. Check it out:Kansas fans give Buddy Hield a standing ovation after his ESPN interview. pic.twitter.com/iVX0fQW2sN— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) January 5, 2016Props to Kansas fans for recognizing greatness – even when it’s a player on the other team.
October 13, 2019
Hetherington’s idea of installing a roundabout is not a new one. Global News is reporting that calls to install the traffic control device are increasing in Saskatchewan, citing a 2013 crash along the Trans-Canada Highway east of Regina that killed 17-year-old boy.This Saturday, Hetherington will also be raising money for the town Humboldt at her store, Marcy’s Bright Ideas. She says that everything in the store will be 25 percent off, with 10 percent of sales being sent directly to the Mayor of Humboldt, along with a letter of support.With files from CBC News and Global Regina:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/scene-of-broncos-crash-haunted-sask-truckers-for-decades-1.4612253 In June 1997, Hetherington’s sister, Terri Lynne Fiddler, her husband Rod Fiddler, their three children; 4-year-old Jocelyn, 3-year-old Jasmine, and four-week-old Kassandre, were traveling eastbound on Highway 335 with Rod’s 26-year-old sister Wendy Lou on their way to Carrot River, southeast of Nipawin, Saskatchewan. While approaching the intersection with Highway 35, the pickup truck they were travelling in ran through a stop sign and collided with a southbound semi, before ending up in the ditch and bursting into flames. Rod Fiddler with his children, left to right, Jocelyn and Jasmine, and wife Terri. Kassandre, who was one month old in the crash, is not pictured. Photo by CBC NewsHetherington said that after the crash, in which the driver of the semi was found not at fault, her mother was told by a member of the Saskatchewan government of the day that safety improvements including rumble strips would be installed along Highway 335 to warn motorists of the upcoming stop sign. She added that while a flashing red light was installed above the stop sign, those rumble strips were never put in. After finding out several years ago and asking why the rumble strips weren’t installed, Hetherington said she got an explanation that she says isn’t good enough. “They said that because what they pave the road with, when the snowplows plow in the winter it will ruin the rumble strips, which I do not believe” said Hetherington. “Aren’t rumble strips dug in?”Hetherington explained that since she found out about the April 6th crash which killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos, she’s decided to take action to help ensure the intersection is made safer and claims no more lives.“I’m speaking out now because those people should’ve never gone through this. When I heard about this accident, I’m like ‘that’s it.’ That’s negligence by the Saskatchewan government. That is total neglect. I ask, ‘Why is this not done?’ They don’t give an answer. But I am going to hound them until this gets done.”Footage from Global Regina of a collision reconstruction that was conducted at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 335 in Sakatchewen. Photo by Global Regina.Hetherington pointed out footage shot by Global News at the scene of the April 6th crash which shows a number of road signs cluttering the same field of view as the stop sign, which she says is unsafe. She also wants to see the speed limit lowered on Highway 335 since it is a secondary road, and added that the best solution would be to turn the intersection into a roundabout. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Though it’s been nearly 21 years since a crash at a rural Saskatchewan intersection involving a pickup truck and tractor-trailer claimed the lives of six members of her family, Marcy Hetherington says she still remembers the sadness to this day.Her sadness, however, turned to anger two weeks ago when a crash involving a semi-truck and a bus claimed the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos Junior hockey – anger that’s now fuelling a crusade against the government she says could have done more to prevent the second tragedy.The wreckage of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Sask. A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a truck en route to a game. Photo by Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press https://globalnews.ca/news/4156114/highway-roundabouts-alberta-humboldt-broncos-bus-crash/
October 12, 2019
Taroudant, Morocco- The court of Nador announced Friday morning that the verdict in the case, known as the “kiss of Nador” will be pronounced on December 6. “After a new hearing that lasted more than two hours, the judge stated that the judgment would be delivered on December 6,” said AFP.The teenagers from the northeastern city of Nador were arrested on Oct. 3 for “violating public decency” by posting a photo of them kissing, and were held at a juvenile detention center before they were released on bail on Oct. 7. The detention of the three teens stirred controversy with a majority of Moroccans calling for their release and urging the government to focus on fighting corruption and providing employment opportunities to the youth.Two days after the preliminary hearing, the international hacktivist group led a campaign in the social media Twitter where they bombarded Moroccan government Twitter accounts with tweets using the hashtag #NadorKiss.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
September 28, 2019
Senior goalkeeper Sean Romeo (30) makes a save during the first period of Ohio State’s game against UMass on Oct. 19. Ohio State lost 6-3. Credit: Nick Roll | For The LanternThe goaltending of redshirt senior goaltender Sean Romeo led the No. 7 Ohio State men’s hockey team to a 1-0 victory on the road against No. 5 Notre Dame.Ohio State (4-2-1) was looking to turn its season around after a shaky start, including a series tie with UMass and a blowout at the hands of Bowling Green, and everything clicked for the Buckeyes on the road against Notre Dame (3-3-1). The Buckeyes came out hot against Notre Dame, registering eight shots in the first period before scoring the first and only goal of the game.The first period score came with just under nine minutes into the game off a power play goal by senior forward Mason Jobst. He was assisted on his fourth goal of the year by redshirt junior defenseman Wyatt Ege and freshman forward Gustaf Westlund, who each notched their third points of the season.Freshman forward Quinn Preston, still awaiting his first point for the Buckeyes, turned in a good performance on the second line with junior forward Tanner Laczynski out for Friday night’s game. Preston had two shots on goal and was often there to confront Notre Dame when it had control of the puck.Romeo had a challenging season leading up to the Big Ten opener, allowing 11 goals on 60 shots faced in the three games he appeared in. Friday night, however, he showed signs of returning to form against one of the best teams in the nation.He didn’t allow a single goal on the 23 shots sent his way by the Fighting Irish, good for his third career shutout. Notre Dame pressured Ohio State on defense, imposing itself in the Buckeyes’ territory, but Romeo responded to the challenge and turned in his best performance of the season.Ohio State had positive developments on its special teams, which so far this season had been a struggle on both ends of the power play. The Buckeyes converted on one of their three power plays and killed Notre Dame’s only opportunity of the night.The Buckeyes showed improvement in discipline, only earning two penalties all night after previously earning 34 penalties in their first six games.The Buckeyes will return to Compton Family Ice Arena to face Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
September 18, 2019
Brazil manager Tite has admitted that the side are still haunted by “the ghost” of their humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the previous World CupThe two sides are set to meet in Berlin for the first time since the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup, where Joachim Low’s side cruised to a shock 7-1 win over the hosts.“This has a huge psychological meaning – no-one needs to fool themselves about that,” Tite told Kicker.“The 7-1 is like a ghost, people still talk about it. The more you talk about it, the less this ghost disappears.”In the semi-final clash, Germany scored five goals, unanswered, in the space of just 29 minutes into the game. Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos scored twice and Miroslav Klose broke the scoring record for the World Cup in 2014.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“I was watching the game [in 2014] at home in Sao Paulo with my wife and after the third goal went in, she started to cry,” said Tite.“That started me off. It was a moment of great inspiration for Germany, every shot was a goal – stuff like that doesn’t even happen in video games.“The wound is still open and the match in Berlin is a part of the process of closing it.”In their previous friendly, Brazil defeated Russia with a convincing 3-0 win in the absence of Neymar. Juventus’ Douglas Costa is expected to make way for Manchester City’s Fernandinho for the match against Germany, in what should be the only change.
September 18, 2019
Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario has published his World’s Greatest XI team and has surprisingly left out Cristiano RonaldoThe 41-year-old has a tendency to name his World’s Greatest XI team annually and has again included Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.But the former Real Madrid striker has left out Juventus’ new signing Cristiano Ronaldo in his final team with the Brazilian instead opting for legends like Diego Maradona and Pele.Below is the list of Ronaldo’s greatest eleven in a 4-3-3 formation:GK: Gianluigi BuffonRB: CafuCB: Fabio CannavaroCB: Paolo MaldiniLB: Roberto CarlosFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.CM: Andrea PirloCM: Zinedine ZidaneCM: Diego MaradonaFW: Lionel MessiFW: PeleFW: Ronaldo Nazario(As reported on AS Diario).Ronaldo played for the likes of Inter Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid in a glittering 18-year playing career that saw him score 353 club goals in just 518 appearances.The former striker won the Balon d’Or award twice in 1997 and 2002, but is perhaps best known for his role securing Brazil the World Cup in 2002 after equaling Pelé’s Brazilian record of 12 career World Cup goals.
September 17, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 13, 2017 – Providenciales – A 30 year old member of the Royal Turks and Caicos police is now formally charged in the Sunny Foods armed robbery of last year almost one year to the day of the brazen crime, where a retired police officer was also shot while on security duty for the grocery store.Clarry Morency was slammed with conspiracy to rob in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (April 11) and was granted bail. Morency, who claims he is innocent, was not allowed to enter a plea and must return to court for a sufficiency hearing on July 7, 2017. Some believe the officer was set up. Morency is on suspended duty.#MagneticMediaNews#officerchargedinApril2016robbery#Policechargedinarmedrobbery Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #officerchargedinApril2016robbery, #Policechargedinarmedrobbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp