January 19, 2020

Jet Spikers in Final 4; Lady maroons avoid cellar

first_imgAir Force formally landed in the semifinals after drubbing Adamson-Akari, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ #KicksStalker: JR Smith has a pair of Nikes LeBron doesn’t own (yet) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return At 5-2, the Jet Spikers joined Creamline and Pocari Sweat to the next round with the last spot to be disputed by BaliPure and Perlas-BanKo, which will take on separate foes Sunday.Earlier, University of the Philippines salvaged a measure of pride by outlasting Power Smashers, 25-17, 21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Diane Carlos scored 23 points while Isa Molde contributed 18 for the Lady Maroons, who avoided eighth and last place by winning for the second time in seven matches.“Coach (Jerry Yee) said we need to minimize our errors and at the same time take good first balls if we want to win this one,” said Carlos. They indeed had better first-ball reception, allowing Rosemary Cailing and Cynthia Escutin to set up attacks for UP’s spikers.After trailing two sets to one, the Lady Maroons fought back in the fourth frame, rising to 17-7 on a cross-court hit by Molde.Andrea Marzan and Regina Arocha tried to shoulder the load for Power Smashers but the squad was already too deep in a rut to catch up.In men’s play, Air Force foiled newcomer Mega Builders’ sweep bid, pulling off a 25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 26-28, 15-12 victory to close out its elimination campaign at 5-2.The Jet Spikers finished at No. 3 with the Volley Bolt (6-1) gaining top seeding in the Final Four. Cignal TV (5-1) will be at No. 2 even if it loses to Instituto Estetico Manila on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanslast_img read more

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December 3, 2019

Police raids Dera’s Delhi properties to trace Honeypreet

first_imgHaryana Police on Tuesday conducted searches in Delhi to trace jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan against whom an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with incidents of violence following Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction. The police here said that searches were being conducted at various locations to trace Ms. Honeypreet and two other key Dera functionaries, though they did not specify the places where they were carrying out the search.The Delhi Police said a team of Panchkula Police had come with an arrest warrant for Ms. Honeypreet on a tip off that she was present in a house in A Block in Greater Kailash in New Delhi. However, the raid did not yield anything, DCP Southeast Romil Baaniya said.The raid was conducted at 7:30 am and only the caretaker was found. The house was registered in the name of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Mr. Baaniya said.Police also said that any person giving any information leading to the arrest of the three and other ‘wanted’ accused in connection with the incidents of violence in Panchkula on August 25 will be suitably rewarded and his/her identity kept secret.The Haryana Police said that a court in Panchkula had on Monday issued arrest warrant against Ms. Honeypreet, Dera spokesperson Aditya Insan, and Dera’s top functionary Pawan Insan in connection with incidents of violence in Panchkula. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police had moved an application before the court seeking arrest warrants of the three accused. Accepting the SIT’s application, the court has issued arrest warrants against them, DGP B.S. Sandhu said.“If these three continue to evade arrest, then police will again move court with a plea to declare them as proclaimed offenders,” Mr. Sandhu said.Ms. Honeypreet, who has been on the run following the conviction of Dera chief by a special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25 in two rape cases, has moved the Delhi High Court today seeking anticipatory bail. Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of the jailed Dera chief, tops the list of 43 persons ‘wanted’ by the Haryana Police in connection with incidents of violence that had followed Ram Rahim’s conviction in the rape cases.Haryana Police has also been questioning arrested Dera functionaries including Dilawar Insan and Pradeep Goyal to get concrete information about her place of hiding. Dilawar, a key member of the Dera was arrested from Sonipat while Pradeep, another Dera functionary was nabbed from Udaipur in Rajasthan by Haryana Police.last_img read more

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November 30, 2019

Galanza proud to hard work finally paying off for Lady Falcons

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Papi Sarr’s absence hampers Falcons The Lady Falcons recorded their first winning streak under Padda in any tournament and Galanza was proud that they were finally able to repay their head coach.“We’re proud that we are finally able to show what we’ve been doing in training to the games we’re playing in,” said Galanza in Filipono Saturday after leading Adamson over Arellano 25-20, 25-22, 25-18, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were so happy that we were all shouting because before we were the ones who were getting swept now we’re the ones doing the sweeping.”And Adamson’s triumph didn’t come from any run of the mill team; it was against the defending NCAA champions. Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson skipper Jema Galanza has went through it all for the Lady Falcons, from contending in the Final Four back in Season 76 to just trying to compete as they languished in the bottom four the following years.Galanza has had to carry the pressure head coach Air Padda put on her as the captain of the team, but it seems the skipper has finally managed to lighten that burden down.ADVERTISEMENT And Galanza, who had 18 points in the match, is aware of the magnitude the Lady Chiefs have.“It’s just uplifting that the team we beat for our second straight win was Arellano and we all know how good that team plays,” said Galanza as the Lady Falcons improved to 2-0 to lead Group B.“We didn’t relax one bit because once we do that or we start to underestimate them they can come back.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

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November 7, 2019

National Insurance Scheme 2012/13 Policy Update

first_imgThe Touch Football Australia (TFA) Insurance Scheme Manual with policy information for 2012-13 has now been released. TFA has negotiated the 2012-13 National Insurance Scheme policy with Sportscover improving the provision for funeral expenses benefits in the event of the death. This means that in the event of a death, even if it is not accidental, grieving families will be provided a reimbursement of $5,000 for funeral expenses. Finally, if claimants have private health cover they will not need to pay the $200 excess.   Certificate of Currency (COC) documents will now expire on the 31 January 2013, moving slightly out of the Christmas period.  COC’s will only be provided for financial affiliates, with Season 2 2012 insurance and affiliation fees paid before the time of release.  For more information, please click on the attached Insurance Scheme Manual document below. To be directed to the Insurance section on the TFA website, please click on the following link – http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=1275 Related Filestouch_football_australia_national_insurance_scheme_manual_july_2012-pdfRelated LinksNational Insurance Schemelast_img read more

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October 27, 2019

NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Final Edition

first_imgThe Spun's mock draft from 2016.With the 2016 NFL Draft now just weeks away, some of the top players in the class are that much closer to achieving their dreams. Pro Days are now behind us. The NFL Combine seems a distant memory. And players are now set to take center stage in Chicago beginning April 28. We’ve seen draft stocks rise and fall over the past couple months, with a handful of players sneaking up in the projections. Trades and free agency likely changed a few things, too. It’s impossible to know what teams think about each player – but, like everybody else, we can take a look at each team’s needs and project what they’ll be looking for on draft day; which teams will go where when it’s all said and done. And now we can take the combine into account, too. Here’s the final version of how we think the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft will shake out.1. Tennessee Titans – OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Missole miss logoWhile Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey has received quite a bit of buzz as the potential No. 1 overall pick in the draft, it’s hard to imagine the Titans don’t go after the only true offensive tackle in the class to protect franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota. So, with that in mind, Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil appears to be the only option. Tunsil is an immediate impact type of talent on the offensive line – something Tennessee needs desperately after giving up the most sacks in the NFL last season.2. Cleveland Browns – QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota StatendsuWith several teams expected to select a quarterback in the first round, North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz has continued to separate himself as the pick of the litter. Wentz has done everything right since beginning the pre-draft process, showing plenty of ability both on the field and on the white board. While Cleveland signed Robert Griffin III, the Browns can’t bet their season on him. They still need to take a quarterback with the second pick. 3. San Diego Chargers – CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida Statefsu logoIf FSU’s Jalen Ramsey falls to No. 3, the Chargers would be silly not to take him, especially considering the holes in their secondary. Ramsey – largely considered the best player in this draft – would be a major boost to San Diego’s defense. As versatile as they come, he played safety, corner and a hybrid nickel back during his time as a Seminole. He also returned kicks.4. Dallas Cowboys – DE Joey Bosa, Ohio Stateohio state logoWhile rumors have swirled that the Cowboys are gearing up to select Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott with their first pick, it makes more sense for Dallas to improve things on the defensive side of the ball during the first round. With that in mind, Elliott’s teammate – defensive end Joey Bosa – seems to be the perfect fit. The Cowboys’ coaching staff has recently visited the Buckeyes to hold private workouts for several players, and we believe Bosa will have his name called.5. Jacksonville Jaguars – OLB Myles Jack, UCLAuclaAs one of the best players in the entire class, Myles Jack will make any team happy. And if the Jaguars have the chance to select him at No. 5 they better pull the trigger.Jack is a machine on the football field and his versatility makes things difficult on the opposition. With the ability to rush the quarterback or drop into coverage, the former Bruin appears to be the perfect fit in Jacksonville. 6. Baltimore Ravens – DE DeForest Buckner, OregonOregon LogoOregon’s DeForest Buckner has helped his draft stock as much as any player entering the 2016 NFL Draft, and some projections have him going as high as No. 3 overall to the Chargers. But, with his size and athleticism, he almost seems destined to be a Raven. Buckner would be a perfect fit on the defensive front. Baltimore won’t pass up this opportunity.7. San Francisco 49ers – QB Jared Goff, CalcalFormer Cal quarterback Jared Goff appeared to take a step back after the NFL Combine, but he’s since gained some ground and has impressed several organizations over the last month. Goff may actually be the most fluid signal caller in this class, with plenty of accuracy and sneaky ability to escape a collapsed pocket. With continued uncertainty surrounding Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers need to slect a quarterback here and Goff will be their best option. 8. Philadelphia Eagles – QB Paxton Lynch, MemphismemphisThe Eagles are expected to have traded up to select a quarterback, and with Wentz and Goff off the board, Paxton Lynch would be a terrific option. Lynch is big, has a huge arm and has impressed during workout over the past couple months. If either Goff or Wentz are still on the board, it’s possible the Eagles go with one of them. But the Eagles should get a quarterback either way.9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Vernon Hargreaves IIIflorida logoThe Bucs desperately need defensive help, and with DeForest Buckner already off the board, Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III would be an excellent selection at No. 9. While not a versatile as FSU’s Ramsey, Hargreaves is probably the most natural corner in the class. A terrific cover corner who can play the boundary, Hargreaves would make Tampa Bay very happy.10. New York Giants – DE Kevin Dodd, Clemsonclemson logoThe New York Football Giants need help on the defensive side of the ball, and with so much defensive talent near the top of this class, they’ll have a lot to choose from. At No. 10, there’s already quite a bit of talent off the board, but Clemson’s Kevin Dodd may be just what they need. Dodd, who many consider the lesser of the two when talking about college teammate Shaq Lawson, has improved his stock over the past couple months. He plays with a chip on his shoulder, and Giants fans would love that.Next: Picks 11-20 ???>>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3last_img read more

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October 15, 2019

WFF17 – INTERVIEW WITH KATIE BOLAND – DIRECTOR OF LOLZITA

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: WHAT WERE THE GREATEST CHALLENGES YOU FACED DURING THE FILM?Directing and starring was hard. To be in a scene and simultaneously have to act and then also try and judge if everything else was working, like the camera etc was a challenge for sure. I also felt the scenes that were more sexual in nature were a challenge because it was hard to feel I was being taken seriously in a blonde wig and pasties.WHAT APPEAL DO YOU THINK YOUR FILM WILL HAVE FOR AUDIENCESI hope that young women see a version of their complicated identity in my character. I hope people think about how we live in two realities now, who we present ourselves to be online and who we really are and how both personas can be quite valuable and nuanced. Also, the costume designer Avery Plewes did an amazing job so I think it’s a fun movie visually as well.WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A CREATOR?I was tired of just being an actress. I felt I had a lot more to say. I wanted some control over my life. Honestly, I think it just fits my personality. I like having creative control. I think it was a natural progression.WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NEXT?I have three television series in development that I have created. I am working on my first feature film that I will write and direct. I plan to make another short in the new year. I have four films coming out this year that I acted in and I am doing post on a webseries that Megan Park and I wrote, directed and created called We’re Adults Now.WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING FILMMAKERS?Never give up. If you can do anything else that would make you happy, do that because this industry is only worth it if it’s the only thing that will make you happy. Have a sense of humour. Don’t be afraid to ask people who are smarter and more talented than you for help.WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FAVOURITE FILMS OF ALL TIME?Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Manhattan and Ed Wood.IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOUR FILM IN THREE WORDS … WHAT WOULD THEY BE?Provocative, Identity and Pink.IF YOU COULD RESHOOT ANY FILM MADE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND HOW WOULD YOU CHANGE IT?I would reshoot Notting Hill and make it a very dark, gritty, naturalistic comedy about an actress who’s have a psychotic break and the depressed British man who tries to save her.WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS? (AND WHY)My mother is my mentor. She has helped me so much with all my projects and her faith in me is unwavering. Aside from being an amazing filmmaker she’s just a very inspiring woman. She was the third woman in the world hired by United Press as a photojournalist! Every photo of Terry Fox she took! She’s a queen!WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL SHOWTIME:DECEMBER 1, 2017, 4:30 PM – MAURY YOUNG ARTS CENTREGET YOUR TICKETS AT: https://whistlerfilmfestival.com/film/lolzita/SYNOPSIS: Angelina, a naive but social media-savvy young woman, navigates her boring suburban reality while maintaining a provocative and powerful fantasy life as an Instagram celebrity. A poignant exploration of how an online façade can hide a hidden vulnerability.CAST AND CREDITS:Executive Producer: Gail Harvey, Jennifer JonasProducers: Lauren Collins, Katie BolandCast: Sarah Gadon, Katie Boland, Jesse CamachoCinematographer: Jordan KenningtonEditing: Diane BrunjesScreenplay: Katie Boland Katie Boland Katie Boland Katie Boland Sarah Gadon Sarah Gadon Lolz-ita Katie Boland Don McKellar Lolz-ita James Kall Katie Boland and Jesse Camacho GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL TODAY DIRECTOR’S BIO: Katie Boland is an award-winning actress, writer and director. She has appeared in over seventy films and currently has three television series she created in development. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto. Lolzita is her directorial debut.WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR FILM?I was inspired by young, very creative women online (instagram and tumblr) who used themselves and their bodies as their brand. I was curious about this kind of feminism where to be sexualized on your own terms seemed empowering, but I also would see the comments under the pictures and realized these young women were also victims of their sexuality. My character in Lolz-Ita is conflicted: she’s empowered by her sexuality online while not being particularly empowered in real life. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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September 28, 2019

Ohio State field hockey takes tough loss to No 16 Northwestern

OSU sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey (23) runs with the ball during a game against St. Louis on Aug. 28. OSU won 5-0. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State field hockey team (8-7, 4-3) couldn’t manage to keep pace with a high-powered Northwestern team (11–6, 4-3) during its second-to-last home game of the season on Friday. With an aggressive offensive edge, Northwestern’s Isabel Flens and Pascale Massey each scored once during both periods, respectively, to end the game with a final score of 2-0. Despite the tough loss and being outshot 29-2, the Buckeyes made it a priority to reel in the Wildcats through a strong defensive approach. Sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro tallied 15 total saves, giving her a total of 220 for her career, while sophomore back Caroline Rath added two defensive saves into the mix.The Wildcats’ quick reactions and confidence with ball possession never came to a standstill throughout the entirety of the game. However, the Buckeyes defense made it a priority to halt Northwestern’s movement back upfield with the score staying stagnant at 1-0 going into halftime. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said that once Northwestern scored nearly 25 minutes in, it was hard to regain momentum.“Northwestern had a great gameplan coming in. They stepped up and played with confidence while we were a step behind,” Wilkinson said. “Once they got into a rhythm, they got us … (going forward) we need to find new ways to attack.”With most of the movement staying on Northwestern’s offensive side for the second half, it was difficult for the Buckeyes to break through for a scoring opportunity. The Buckeyes’ focus on defense wasn’t enough to stop Northwestern from scoring the second and final goal of the game 58 minutes in due to an unassisted shot off rebound from Massey.OSU sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey said the team’s mental motivation had begun to dwindle down as the game neared the end. “We were mentally prepared in the beginning, but once we let them start to play their own game we just sat back and didn’t play ours,” Humphrey said. “I think we lost mentally in the end more than anything.”With the final home game of the season approaching on Sunday, the Buckeyes will need a quick turnaround to evaluate their approach moving forward.Senior co-captain Emma Royce said she thinks creativity could be a catalyst for the quick turnaround.“Credit to Northwestern, I think they scouted us very very well and knew what to expect,” Royce said. “We need to understand (going forward) that the teams are going to know what Ohio State does. We have very specific patents and plays and we need to throw in new creativity and imagination.”Now tied with Northwestern in Big Ten standings for fourth place, OSU has one conference game remaining: No. 11 Michigan on Oct. 31. The Buckeyes are scheduled to host California for the last home game of the season on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field, with senior honors occurring before the match starts. read more

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September 28, 2019

A Jent of Gents Former Buckeye NBA coach joins Ohio States coaching

After securing what Thad Matta called the biggest recruit he’s ever gone after, the Ohio State basketball program introduced former Buckeye player and NBA coach Chris Jent as the latest addition to the OSU’s coaching staff on Wednesday. A native of Sparta, N.J., Jent scored 1,007 career points and was a part of two Big Ten championship teams at OSU from 1988-92. He will fill the opening on Matta’s staff that was created when former assistant coach Brandon Miller resigned two weeks ago to spend more time with his family. Jent said that there were multiple factors he considered before taking the job at OSU. “It was definitely two-headed,” Jent said. “The pull to the university and also to work with coach Matta and his staff allows me to expand my experience in coaching. The fact that it’s my alma mater and a place I have a strong tie to, a strong gut feeling towards, and a great amount of passion to, made it easy.” Jent leaves behind him an assistant coaching and director of player development position with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While in Cleveland, Jent also served as a personal shooting coach to two-time NBA MVP LeBron James. Matta said that he expects Jent’s relationship with the former Cavaliers star to work to his advantage as he will be attempting to recruit players for the first time in his career. “It’s no secret that Chris was one of the best in the NBA at making players better,” Matta said. “I don’t know if I could have got anybody better in the country than what he’s going to bring to the table in that regard.” When Jent’s playing career at OSU ended in 1992, the 6-foot-7 Jent played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association and in Spain before he was signed by the NBA’s Houston Rockets in 1994. Jent won the 1994 NBA title later that season. After playing in a combined 14 regular season and playoff games for the Rockets, Jent returned to the CBA, and also played professionally in Australia and Italy before returning to the NBA when he signed with the New York Knicks in 1997. Jent played in three games for the Knicks and ended his playing career in 2001 after additional stints in Italy, Greece, and the United States Basketball League. Jent signed on to become an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2000–04 NBA season before taking a similar role with Orlando Magic in 2004–05. Jent compiled a 5–13 record as the interim head coach of the Magic after former head coach Johnny Davis was fired. Following his lone season with the Magic, Jent returned to Columbus to complete his degree at OSU. It was there that he first met Matta, and served as an unofficial assistant to the team. Jent said that he walked away from OSU impressed by the culture that Matta had created around the program in just his second year as the Buckeyes’ head coach. “At that time, I saw a group of driven individuals that really cared for one another,” Jent said. “Ten kids were in uniform and none of them missed a practice. They didn’t miss one practice. And that just showed how much they care for another.” Jent said that leaving Cleveland for his alma mater and the two-time defending Big Ten champions was a tough call. “Outside of real life decisions, this is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Jent said. “Loved every day I went to work (in Cleveland). For me to leave that, it could only have been this type of situation.” Dan Wallenberg, spokesman for OSU athletics, confirmed to The Lantern that Jent’s contract is not complete. The Buckeyes have not released their schedule for the upcoming season. Tyler Robinson contributed to this article. read more

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September 18, 2019

Exagent Icardi had to leave Barca or hed never have played

first_imgThe former agent of Mauro Icardi revealed that he decided to get him away from Barcelona due to fears that his client was never a part of their plansThe Argentine striker left Catalonia at the young age of 17 in favour of a move to Italian side Sampdoria in 2011.Icardi would break into the Sampdoria first-team during the 2012/13 season and finished his debut Serie A campaign with 10 goals in 31 appearances.Inter Milan then promptly signed Icardi, who has since become the club’s captain and regarded among Europe’s most prolific forwards.However, ahead of tonight’s return to Barcelona in the Champions League with Inter, Icardi’s old agent had a surprise revelation over the star’s time at Camp Nou.“The truth is that the club didn’t want to sell him,” Abian Morano told FCInterNews.“But the central point was that the team played a formation which didn’t include an out-and-out striker. The system they chose was one with a false-nine.“That’s why I decided it was time for Icardi to get a change of scenery. In his two years at Barcelona, he scored something like 17 goals in his first year and 19 in his second.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“You have to remember that €300,000 seemed like a considerable fee [for Sampdoria to pay] for a 17-year-old who had no minutes at Barcelona.“They focused more on other profiles, ones more suited to playing as a false-nine. So we can say that his price wasn’t low, but it wasn’t excessively high either.“Mauro had always been top-scorer in the youth teams he played for, until his third season with Barcelona.“With Barça though he’d have never come to the first team. Do you remember what [Paulo] Dybala said, that it’s not easy to play with [Lionel] Messi?“Despite the criticism he got I think he was right, that’s 100 per cent the point. [Zlatan] Ibra[himovic], [Samuel] Eto’o and [David] Villa turned from central strikers to wide strikers to play with El Pulce.“When [Pep] Guardiola was there it was unthinkable to see Barcelona play with a central striker. That’s why I made the decision to seek a transfer elsewhere.“If Mauro wanted to be a protagonist, he had to leave. If he’d stayed I’d say he 100 per cent would not have become a professional footballer.”last_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Klopp knows what hes doing says Solanke

first_imgLiverpool striker Dominic Solanke says he trusts Jurgen Klopp and he is happy to wait and fight for his chance at the club.Despite getting little playing time this season under Kloop, Solanke reveals he trusts that the German boss knows what’s he doing.“Jurgen is a great manager and he knows what he is doing, especially when he is bringing people through,” Solanke said in an interview published in goal.com.“You can see what he has done with Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Joe (Gomez) at the moment and how far they have gone. They have been two vital players for us this season.“I have known them for a few years now so I have seen them breakthrough and he definitely helped them.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“All the team are good (providing support and advice), really. Everyone has helped me. From the moment I got to Liverpool, they all made me feel welcome and I settled in quite quickly.“Whenever they see someone they can give a hand to, they always will.“It is always nice when you come away and get minutes, especially for your country. Of course, everyone wants to play for their clubs and when you have been away, you have got to go back and fight.“But these little breaks are always good, especially if you are getting minutes.”last_img read more

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