Mancini demands response from City

first_img The reigning champions headed to St Mary’s on Saturday nine points behind leaders Manchester United and in desperate need of victory. However, City buckled under the pressure, putting in what Mancini described as a “worse than poor” performance as Southampton ran out 3-1 victors. United’s victory over Everton on Sunday means City are 12 points behind with just 12 games remaining, and Mancini expects a response, saying: “When you play football and you are a top player, you should take your responsibility, always. It’s not always the fault of the manager.” Infuriated Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini expects an immediate reaction from his players after they seemingly surrendered the Barclays Premier League crown at Southampton. This season has proved difficult for City, with their slip in the title race compounded by a miserable Champions League campaign in which they finished bottom of their group. Mancini does not think there is any danger of third-placed Chelsea, four points behind, beating them into runner-up spot, but admits it has been a hard season. “For a team like us which has won the title, won the FA Cup, won the Charity Shield after 38 years, it’s normal the year after as champions could be difficult,” the Italian said. “But probably because we did some mistakes in the summer and we didn’t improve our team. But now we have good players and I think we shouldn’t do a match like this.” Asked if he regretted not making better signings in the summer, he retorted: “No, no, now we can do nothing about that. “But in this moment we should do more because we have 12 games, we should get the maximum points we can get, we have the FA Cup and this season is not finished. “I don’t want to see a player like we saw. A player who plays like that should stay at home, not even be on the pitch. Usually, we play well and even when we don’t play well we put everything on the pitch but we didn’t even for that.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Tiote blow for Newcastle

first_img The loss of the influential and tough-tackling Tiote could hardly come at a worse time for the Magpies. The club are struggling to cope without Yohan Cabaye, whose departure to Paris St Germain left them without their greatest attacking asset, and are coming to terms with a 3-0 home defeat by local rivals Sunderland. Tiote has made 24 appearances in all competitions this term, captaining the team in the absence of Fabricio Coloccini. Press Association Newcastle have announced midfielder Cheick Tiote will be out for up to three matches with a hamstring injury.center_img Tiote suffered the injury during training this week and a scan has confirmed the extent of the damage. He will now definitely miss the upcoming Barclays Premier League matches against Chelsea and Tottenham. last_img read more

Okeechobee County educator named Florida’s 2021 Teacher of the Year

first_imgThe Florida Department of Education made the exciting announcement on a Zoom conference call on Tuesday afternoon.According to the state, Stanley has taught sixth grade at the school for the past four years, and she serves as Yearling Middle School’s math representative and mentor for new teachers.Congratulations to Krista Stanley, a 6th grade math teacher from @OkeeSchools, on being named the 2021 Florida Teacher of the Year! Krista, we cannot wait to watch the impact you’ll make in our state as the #FLTOY2021!#FL74strong@richardcorcoran— Florida Department of Education (@EducationFL) August 4, 2020 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An Okeechobee County educator has been named Florida’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.Krista Stanley teaches sixth grade at Yearling Middle School.ICYMI: Watch a press conference from @EducationFL with Commissioner @richardcorcoran announcing this years Teacher of the Year! #MustSeeTFC #FLTOY2021— The FLORIDA Channel (@floridachannel) August 4, 2020 Stanley has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Florida State University.The Teach of the Year honor comes with 20 grand for the teacher and a scholarship she can bestow on a student.Thank you to the #FLTOY presenting sponsor @FloridaPrePaid who presented our 2021 Teacher of the Year Krista Stanley a 2-yr Florida College Scholarship to present to a student of her choice!#FLTOY2021 #FL74strong— Florida Department of Education (@EducationFL) August 4, 2020last_img read more

Sangakkara wants an ‘arrogant’ Sri Lanka to challenge India

first_img(REUTERS) – A young Sri Lanka team must play with arrogance if they are to upset holders India in tomorrow’s Champions Trophy match at the Oval, former captain Kumar Sangakkara has said.The islanders had a nightmare start to their campaign, losing regular skipper Angelo Mathews to a calf injury before going down to South Africa in their Group B opener.As if that was not bad enough, stand-in skipper Upul Tharanga was then slapped with a two-match suspension for the team’s slow over rate in the Proteas defeat.They next face the formidable task of taking on a rampant India side who crushed arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday despite not being at their best.“I would personally like this young Sri Lanka side to walk out at The Oval and play with the arrogance and abandon of youth,” Sangakkara wrote in his column for the cricket governing body website. (“They should express their talent and play a really positive brand of cricket. If they are able to do this, then they have a chance of pulling off an upset, but it will not be easy over an India team that so confidently overwhelmed Pakistan on Sunday.”The prospect of a return for Mathews represents a major boost for the squad but Sangakkara stressed they badly needed to resolve their shockingly poor over rate.“If Angelo, Sri Lanka’s best batsman and captain, is deemed unavailable for this vital clash, it could severely hamper the team’s chances of winning against India,” the former wicketkeeper-batsman added.“Even if Angelo is considered fit, the threat of slow over-rate will be a major concern. Having Tharanga suspended is a huge waste.“With quite an experienced and senior bowling attack led by (seamer) Lasith Malinga, a team constituting two spinners, it is unacceptable that Sri Lanka was over by 39 minutes.”last_img read more

Senior takes on Kamala Harris senatorial internship

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Tiana Lyew “I don’t have the privilege of ignoring these issues anymore,” Lyew said. “Now, absolutely every part of my life is affected by politics. I thought it was important, so I decided to go into politics after that officially.” This summer, Lyew is interning at the office of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. Harris was elected to serve as California’s senator in 2016, following six years of service as California’s Attorney General. Today, Harris is a high-profile 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. While the Senator’s political career began in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., Lyew’s story began over 3000 miles away.  While Lyew was always interested in politics, this personal tragedy motivated her to become more involved in the political process. Lyew said that after the shooting in Parkland, she knew she could not remain complacent about political issues. When news first broke about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last February, Tiana Lyew, who grew up in Coral Springs, Fla. was crushed.  “I think that understanding that immigrants are so integral to this country and that they do pay taxes and that they contribute to society in incredible ways … does absolute wonders in helping these communities” Lyew said.  Director of Graduate Admissions at Annenberg Valerie Friday Jones, who has worked with Lyew, said she is excited to see what is in store for Lyew’s future.  Daily Trojan file photo “It was terrible — one of the worst days of my life,” said Lyew, a senior majoring in public relations. “I walked home and cried.”  After a summer internship at the Los Angeles office of Paul Hastings LLP, an international law firm, Lyew accepted an opportunity to serve as a press intern for the Office of California Attorney General Xavier Beccera.  By the time Lyew was a junior in high school, she knew she wanted to attend USC. Lyew said she chose to study at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism because of its unparalleled reputation and academic rigor. Lyew said she is also currently considering working for a 2020 presidential campaign. After graduating, the senior hopes to attend law school and ultimately pursue a career in public service. “I think it’s extremely important for young people to participate in politics, especially for the future of the Democratic Party,” Lyew said. “I definitely believe that the reason for most of the success in the 2018 midterm elections is that young people were finally motivated to go out and vote. But — regardless of party — it’s important for young people to feel as if our ideas and preferred policies are listened to as well. It affects our future more than anyone else’s.” As part of the internship, Lyew conducted correspondence with Tester’s constituents, learning how to communicate with people she strongly disagreed with over hot button issues such as gun control and abortion.  “She’s really hard-working and I’ve always been inspired by her,” Lyew said. “I think I got my work ethic and my compassion for other people from her.”  “She has balanced academic excellence, extracurricular activities and a part-time job with aplomb, all of which will serve her well in Senator Harris’ office,” Jones said.  Lyew was born in Jamaica to her parents, Dave Lyew and Moya Lopez-Lyew, where Harris’ father also grew up. The couple moved to the United States shortly after Tiana was born. Growing up, Lyew especially looked up to her mother as role model. After the fall internship, Lyew used the latter half of her junior year to participate in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Washington D.C. program. The program allowed Lyew to take classes in the evening while pursuing a full-time press internship at the office of U.S. Senator Jon Tester. At Beccera’s office, Lyew drafted speeches and press releases to represent state and immigrant community’s concerns in California. She said her upbringing in an immigrant household was crucial toward her developing the ability to effectively communicate the community’s needs.last_img read more

USC’s dynasty comes to an end

first_imgBirds circled the Coliseum after the game, but they might as well have been vultures, swooping in to prey on the dying legacy of the once-mighty Trojans.This is really it. It’s over.USC’s claim to the title of college football’s most dominant team officially came crashing down Saturday, when Stanford unabashedly dismantled the Trojans, 55-21.Headache · Injured receiver Damian Williams looks to console devastated running back Joe McKnight during the Trojans’ lopsided loss to Stanford. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanOregon was just the beginning. Stanford was the confirmation.The torch has been passed. USC’s reign atop the college football world and the Pac-10 is officially finished.This statement could have been written after the shellacking in Eugene, Ore. But after Oregon’s subsequent loss and USC’s belief that anything could happen, people inserted USC back into Rose Bowl consideration.Now, as USC used to gloriously proclaim, it left no doubt. Goodbye Rose Bowl, hello Sun Bowl — if that.There was no tricky spread offense like the Ducks used to blast the Trojans on Halloween. There was no hostile crowd.USC knew what was coming and it couldn’t do anything about it. All the Trojans could do was throw their hands in the air and concede, just like the rest of the conference used to do for them.“They ran the same plays we thought they were going to run,” senior safety Taylor Mays said. “They ran power lead. It wasn’t complicated or intricate like Oregon’s offense at all.”Stanford senior running back Toby Gerhart plowed through USC’s defense again and again, finishing with 178 yards on 29 carries and three touchdowns.Gerhart, who USC coach Pete Carroll compared to Jerome “the Bus” Bettis earlier in the week, looked the part. And the entire USC defense went along for the ride.“They blocked us — time, after time, after time, after time,” Carroll said.USC appeared one step behind on nearly every play.The Trojans were not able to dig themselves out of a bad start like we’ve seen so many times in the past when they’ve fallen behind at home.They were not able to shore up the defense and stop the barrage either — Stanford just kept coming at them, not stopping until it put up 55 points, the most USC has ever given up.Stanford recognized this was not the USC team of old.“Everything wasn’t there,” Stanford cornerback Richard Sherman said. “It didn’t seem like they were playing as hard as they usually do.”This USC team just didn’t have the same fight.“In years past, you saw them destroy people,” Sherman said. “It didn’t matter what the score was, they were going to put 100 on everybody.”In case you didn’t check your calendar, the game was played in November, a month in which Carroll had never lost.Winning in November meant USC was always getting better every week.Winning in November meant USC continued to peak while the rest of the nation was leveling off.But to lose in such a lopsided way at home, in Carroll’s month and on Homecoming, signifies the end of an era.The end of that streak is a symbol for the end of USC’s hegemony.“The whole thing about November, I’ve never even known why that existed,” Carroll said. “But as a competitor, I freakin’ loved it. I loved the fact that we finished better than other teams.”Carroll hates to see the streak end because it now puts USC in the “other teams” category. The man who is penning a book called Win Forever just found out that dominance has its limits.Trojan fans also expected Carroll to be able to rebuild forever — to keep dominating even when he had to replace NFL-caliber players, year in and year out.Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley was spectacular at times this season, but Saturday he showed he is not yet ready to hold this team together.The boundless expectations placed on the 19-year-old were unfair and we all saw why firsthand. Barkley threw three bad interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, and also fumbled on USC’s first drive.“I’m not used to this. It doesn’t feel right,” Barkley said after the game.The inexperienced linebacker unit has held tough this season, but it couldn’t — and shouldn’t — have been expected to perform like the four NFL players who held those positions last season.Eventually, a team, no matter how great, finds itself on the other side. Sooner or later, the score is evened and the pendulum swings.Because no one stays on top forever.“Middle Ground” runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit or email Joshat read more

Syracuse basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of No. 1 seed Virginia

first_img Published on March 27, 2016 at 1:46 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Overview Related Stories Syracuse basketball roundtable: What’s changed since the last time Syracuse and Virginia met and what Syracuse needs to do winSyracuse basketball predictions for Elite Eight matchup with Virginia10 fun facts about VirginiaDougherty: Syracuse-Virginia will be a rare clash of brand-name defensesSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 1 seed Virginia Trevor Cooney – Malcolm Brogdon Create bar chartsMalachi Richardson – Devon HallCreate bar charts Team ComparisonSyracuse vs. Virginia Create bar chartscenter_img Tyler Roberson – Anthony Gill Create bar chartsDajuan Coleman – Isaiah WilkinsCreate bar chartsBig NumbersA win over Syracuse would give UVA its third 30-win season in a row and tie the school record for most wins in a season.Virginia head coach Tony Bennett is 3-0 against Syracuse.A win over Syracuse would put UVA in the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Comments  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPositional ComparisonMichael Gbinije – London PerrantesCreate bar charts Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball dominates Clemson, 88-62

first_img Published on January 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langer Syracuse (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) won its second straight ACC game by knocking off Clemson (11-4, 0-2), 88-62, on Thursday night at the Littlejohn Coliseum in South Carolina. It was head coach Quentin Hillsman’s 230th win, making him the winningest coach in program history.Syracuse got off to a fast start, outscoring Clemson 21-8 in the first quarter. A back-and-forth second quarter saw the Orange take a 43-31 lead into halftime. But coming out of the break in the third, the Orange again got off to a big start and outscored the Tigers 24-10. The runs in the first and third quarter were all SU needed.The Orange was led by its big three in scoring, as Briana Day (22), Alexis Peterson (21) and Brittney Sykes (21) each scored over 20 points, the second time this year the three have done so. Day chipped in nine rebounds and Peterson notched her fourth double-double by picking up 11 assists. She also had five steals.SU returns home on Sunday when it takes on Boston College at 2 p.m. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Man City hoping to beat Saints to go top again

first_imgAt 4pm, Jose Mourinho make his first return to Stamford Bridge as Manchester United manager as his side take on Chelsea on Nissan Super Sunday.The Portuguese manager had two successful spells as Blues boss, but was dismissed by the club ten months ago before moving to Old Trafford in the summer.Meanwhile, Old firm rivals Celtic and Rangers meet in the Scottish League Cup this afternoon.They lock horns in their semi-final  at Hampden Park from 2.15pm. They face Southampton at the Etihad at 1.30pm.City, who suffered a 4-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday, have lost one and drawn one of their last two league fixtures.Southampton also suffered a European defeat in midweek – losing 1-0 to Inter Milan in the Europa League – but are unbeaten in their last four League outings.last_img read more

DFA Denounces Illegal Body Running State League in Delta

first_imgThe DFA spokesman therefore advised all clubs in the state not to register with anybody or group that claims to be organising a state league, as it is illegal and does not have the blessings of the DFA led by Austin Jay Jay Okocha.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The board of the Delta State Football Association (DFA) has drawn the attention of football loving personalities to the action of some over-ambitious persons who are parading themselves as organising a state league in the state.DFA Head of Media, Timi Ebikagboro, said yesterday that “for the avoidance of doubt, the powers to run such a league is vested on the DFA and at present, the state league department is under the headship of ex-international, Edema Fuludu.”Ebikagboro said that while the DFA is happy that corporate bodies are willing to partner it in the interest of the state and in tandem with the SMART agenda of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration, “the body would appreciate if such actions are done with the blessing of the DFA.”last_img read more