Lambert to hold Cleverley talks

first_imgAston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed he will hold talks with Tom Cleverley about his future. The Scot is also looking to keep skipper Ron Vlaar and midfielder Fabian Delph, who are both out of contract at the end of the season, next month. He does not expect to lose them and does not have a strict transfer budget for January and will work on a player-by-player basis with chairman Randy Lerner and chief executive Tom Fox. “That’s exactly the way it works, I don’t have a problem,” he said. “We have had one or two chats on the phone with Tom and Randy, if something comes up and Randy thinks it is feasible and affordable and right for the club then I am pretty sure he will have a look at it. “But we have to get into that position where we need a position filled.” Press Association Villa have an option to buy the Manchester United loanee in January but Cleverley’s contract at Old Trafford expires in June. Everton wanted to sign the England international in the summer but failed to agree a deal with United, allowing Villa to resurrect a deadline day move which looked to be over. The club have no deal in place for the midfielder in the summer and Lambert is planning to sit down with the 25-year-old. “I have the option to buy in January but I have got him for a season long loan anyway. I would definitely try but a lot will depend on finances,” said Lambert, who has Cleverley available for the Boxing Day trip to Swansea after suspension. “I will have a discussion with Tom and sit with him and see what he thinks. He is still a Manchester United player. “But the great thing about Tom Cleverley is he has been brilliant here. His enthusiasm for the game and the way he plays the game is great. “The way he is around the place is great. I am pretty sure he loves his football here. “He has been a credit to himself and Manchester United with the way he has conducted himself. “I think he has played really, really well, he has years ahead of him to play. “I am pretty sure he will not want to keep sitting around, knowing Tom Cleverley as I do in a short space of time he won’t want to sit on the bench.” last_img read more

Martin County authorities investigating suspicious death

first_imgAuthorities are currently investigating the death of a man in his late 20’s who was found on the bank of a lake Saturday.The victim was found sometime in the afternoon on the bank of the Okeechobee waterway in Port Mayaca by a group of people who were visiting the lake.Officials say that though the victim was discovered on Saturday, medical examiners believe the victim may have actually died on Monday.Not much is known about the incident at this time but authorities did report that they find the circumstances surrounding the death suspicious.This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.last_img read more

WATCH SpaceX Falcon9 Rocket Launch LIVE

first_imgA rocket launch that was planned for the weekend is now set for today.SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral around 10 a.m. Eastern.The rocket is carrying 60 Starlink satellites that will help provide high-speed internet all over the world. Follow live as SpaceX targets a 10:05 a.m. liftoff of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40. https://t.co/cXIhg8dbdy— Florida Today (@Florida_Today) February 17, 2020last_img

Ellsworth head volleyball coach resigns

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth head volleyball coach Whitney Ranger has resigned from the position, Athletic Director Josh Frost told The Ellsworth American on Friday.Ranger, who coached the team for two years, made the Class B semifinals in 2015 and the quarterfinals in 2016. The team received the No. 4 seed in the state tournament both times.“I hope to move quickly on this position since it is almost six weeks until the season starts,” Frost told The American. “I want to give the new coach a chance to hold some open gym times during the summer sports season and before the hands-off period that begins July 31.”Ranger played college volleyball at Dominican College in Orangeburg, N.Y., and is a teacher at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. She finishes her tenure as coach with a 17-14 record.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships

first_imgBritton, Bryan still in Men’s singles as Guyana out of U-21 singlesNATIONAL Under-21 champion Shemar Britton is still in the running for the men’s singles as is Nigel Bryan who was last scheduled to come up against Trinidad’s Arun Roopnarine, when competition in the Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships continued in Domingo, Dominican Republic, yesterday. Britton is into the quarterfinals of the men’s singles, while Bryan was up to play the winner of the Bryan/Roopnarine face-off.Britton, who also competed in the Under-21 singles made it into the quarterfinals after topping Group 7 where he was classed with Dominican Republic’s Carlos Guzman, St Lucia’s Omarie Ferdinand, and Trinidad’s David Mahabir.Guzman finished second behind Britton to make it into the round of 16. Britton, meanwhile is out of the men’s Under 21 singles after he went under against Dominican Republic’s Isaac Villa in a 3-2 score.Guyana’s other player in the men’s Under-21 singles, Kyle Edghill, also suffered a loss. After making it into the quarterfinals by topping his group, Edghill was ousted from the competition by Barbados’ Tyrese Knights, losing 0-3.National men’s runner-up champion, Bryan, orchestrated his way into the round of sixteen after finishing in second place in his group where he was competing against Vila, Christian Victorin, and Peurto Rico’s Gustavo Gonzalez. His group was dominated by Vila.last_img read more

Wealdstone re-sign player after 11 days

first_imgPopular midfielder Chris O’Leary has returned to Wealdstone – 11 days after leaving to join St Albans City.O’Leary has made 211 appearances for the Stones but opted to look elsewhere after struggling to regain his place in the side after an injury lay-off.However, the former Uxbridge player is back at St George’s Stadium and will be in Wealdstone manager Gordon Bartlett’s squad for Tuesday’s Middlesex Cup match at Staines.AdChoices广告“I didn’t want him to leave in the first place so I’m delighted he has made the decision to rejoin our ranks as we go into a very important stage of the season,” said Bartlett.Earlier on Monday, Danny Spendlove left Wealdstone after three years at the club and signed for Canvey Island.Follow West London Sport on Twitter.last_img read more

The Blues Brothers: Former Syracuse teammates Nassib, Pugh bring friendship to New York Giants, live out NFL dream together

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 24, 2014 at 12:03 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Justin Pugh would always fall asleep first.After 6 a.m. Friday workouts during the summer while taking classes at Syracuse, Ryan Nassib took the passenger seat and Pugh would sprawl out in the backseat of Joe Nassib’s car for the drive down from Syracuse to the outskirts of Philadelphia.For the hour and a half Nassib and Pugh weren’t sleeping during the trip, they’d talk about Philadelphia sports. The Orange’s upcoming season and SU stories also came up. Bruce Springsteen was the only music played out of the car’s speakers.Nassib and Pugh became more than teammates. More than friends, too.“Justin’s my left tackle. If you ever play quarterback, you know that your left tackle has to be your best buddy,” Nassib said. “He’s more like a brother to me now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNever in a million years, Nassib said, did he expect to wear the same uniform as Pugh after their time at Syracuse. The two seniors said their goodbyes on the bus after Syracuse’s Pinstripe Bowl victory over West Virginia in December 2012.They knew they would still see each other as they prepared for the 2013 NFL Draft in April, but without Syracuse football, they thought their friendship would never be the same.But as the fourth round unfolded two days after the New York Giants selected Pugh with the 19th overall pick in the draft, Pugh received a text from Nassib.It read: “I’ll see you out there.”***Nassib and Pugh are teammates for the sixth straight year and are now three weeks into their second season in the NFL. They were vital parts of the Orange’s turnaround under then-head coach Doug Marrone from 2009–12, and have continued their friendship on the professional level.They grew up as Philadelphia Eagles fans, but the Eagles passed over Pugh in the first round for another offensive lineman and also selected Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley 12 picks before the Giants took Nassib.Two years later, Nassib is Eli Manning’s backup while Pugh is the Giants’ returning starter at right tackle, and a chip on each of their shoulders smoothened their transitions from Eagles fans to Giants players.“(The Eagles) basically told me that I wasn’t good enough to play for them,” Pugh said at Giants training camp in July. “So you know what? I actually lucked out they didn’t draft me because I ended up with what I think is the best organization in football.”Due to injuries up front, Pugh started all 16 games at right tackle on a line that he said didn’t protect Manning well enough.The Giants’ front line is undergoing a massive overhaul. Four-time Pro Bowler Chris Snee retired before the season, so no offensive linemen remain from the Giants’ 2012 Super Bowl winning team.To better prepare himself to lead a new-look offensive line with three new starters, Pugh reshaped his workout routine. He started hot yoga, used the Giants’ hot and cold tubs and worked with a nutritionist to improve his diet, helping him gain more than 10 pounds of “good weight.”“You see it in his play,” Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty said at training camp in July. “He somewhat weighs more but more importantly, he’s stronger. What he has between his ears in terms of wanting to be good, that’s always been there.”But as Pugh suited up to compete for the Giants every week last season, he couldn’t help looking across the locker room and seeing Nassib, who was inactive for all 16 games and didn’t dress for most of them.***After the 2013 draft, Giants general manager Jerry Reese told reporters that Nassib had too much value to pass on him with the 13th pick of the fourth round.But Reese was also quoted by USA Today as saying in a post-draft press conference, “If he doesn’t ever play, that would be great.”That’s the uphill battle Nassib faces with the Giants. He is stuck behind Manning, a two-time Super Bowl MVP who hasn’t missed a game since becoming the Giants’ starter in 2004 — the longest active streak in the NFL.“I know it’s tough for him,” Pugh said. “He takes his job very seriously. Ryan studies so much that he knows just as (much) as anybody in that locker room. I know eventually he’s going to get his shot somewhere along the road and he’s going to be ready.”Curtis Painter was the Giants’ second-string quarterback last season and appeared in just three games. Nassib only worked in the film room and with the scout team on the practice field.But before this season, the Giants brought in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who installed a scheme resembling what Nassib ran at Syracuse.“I definitely have a little more familiarity with this offense,” Nassib said. “Similar concepts that carry over. Last year, it was kind of all new to me but now I’m definitely a little more comfortable.”Throughout the offseason, the Giants’ coaches hinted to media that they would rather carry just two quarterbacks on the roster. Manning would be one. Nassib’s job was in jeopardy if he didn’t outperform Painter.In the Giants’ first preseason game, Nassib led the Giants to a fourth-quarter comeback to beat Marrone’s Buffalo Bills. Two weeks later, he steered the offense to two late touchdowns to rally to victory from a 26-0 deficit.By the end of camp, the backup spot was his.“You kind of don’t know what to expect until you get here,” Nassib said. “You learn something new every day, which is fun and exciting. At the end of the day, it’s still football. It’s just a higher level.“I still treat it as the game I’ve played my whole life, so hopefully that sticks with me for a while.”***On the commutes back to Syracuse for summer classes, Pugh would devour a huge hoagie and chips from Wawa — and then was the first to fall asleep, again.Nassib would doze off next, leaving his cousin and SU cornerback Joe Nassib to do all the driving.“I’m still waiting for them to send me up some gas money because they’re in the NFL right now, but I still haven’t seen that check yet,” Joe Nassib said with a laugh.They often took hour-long trips from the Philadelphia region to the New Jersey shore for the weekend before venturing back up to Syracuse on Sunday night for summer classes during the week. Then they’d do it all over again.Now, Pugh and Nassib’s conversations naturally revert to their Syracuse days — but mostly when it’s the two of them.“We do it around others, people are going to get kind of sick of our Syracuse connec-tion,” Nassib said. “We had a great time, man. We did some great things that we’ll always remember.”Aside from the joy of winning two bowl games and a few upsets in the Carrier Dome, they recall meals at Graham Dining Hall, dinners at Tully’s on Thursday nights with their teammates, socializing in University Village and the SU coaches who stuck by them.But they also discuss Giants football.From the pocket, Nassib can see everything on the field in practice that Pugh misses from the trenches. And Pugh knows a lineman’s perspective better than Nassib ever could.Pugh will bounce questions off Nassib to better understand the quarterback’s view-point and how the line’s protections reflect the pre-snap changes the quarterback calls for. Nassib uses Pugh as a sounding board to learn what’s most convenient for a lineman and views him as motivation despite their different roles.“The epitome of student-athletes,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said of Nassib and Pugh. “They grew up on the same cause and I think their unselfishness is why they’re paired up as good friends.”At Syracuse, Nassib and Pugh never lived together. But they’re roommates on the road now.Nassib controls the remote, which means they watch a lot of Family Guy and Modern Family before they go to sleep. But when they wake up, they’re not in Joe Nassib’s car.They wake up in the NFL.Said Pugh: “It’s been a dream come true.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories The Homecoming: Former Syracuse tackle Bromley relishes chance to play for hometown Giants, restore once-dominant defensive linelast_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Badgers complete two shutouts, sweep Penn State to open home schedule

first_imgThis weekend, the Wisconsin Badgers (4-0-0) took on the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-2-2) at LaBahn Arena.They thumped them.Friday’s game, the first of the series, saw the Badgers take down the Lions by a score of 7–0. In the first period, Wisconsin unleashed a flurry of goals to give themselves a substantial lead right at the onset of the matchup.Junior forward Brette Pettet led the Badgers’ scoring efforts in the first period with two goals scored at the 5- and 16-minute marks. Also contributing to the first period frenzy was another key player, junior forward Maddie Posick.Senior Abby Roque, sophomore Sophie Shirley and junior Daryl Watts also managed to score goals for the Badgers, with Roque scoring two goals in total.Senior goalkeeper Kristen Campbell recorded a clean sheet through two periods of the game before fellow senior Nikki Cece came into the game off the bench. This is Cece’s first significant playing time of the year.Women’s Hockey: Badgers off to blazing start against LindenwoodThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (2-0), coming off a national title in their previous season, chose to send Read…Saturday’s game, while a much closer contest in score, again saw the Badgers take an early lead that was reinforced by more goals in the third period.Star transfer Watts opened up scoring for the Badgers midway through the first period. The score remained 1–0 through the rest of the first and second periods behind an extremely impressive performance from Campbell.Penn State put the pressure on early, recording 13 shots on goal within the first period alone — all 13 of which Campbell managed to save. The Lions continued to place pressure on Campbell but she remained sound nonetheless, recording a total of 22 saves and adding yet another clean sheet to her record.Women’s Hockey: No. 1 Badgers host Penn State in hopes of gaining third straight winThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (2-0) will host the Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0-2) in the Read…Within the first three minutes of the third period, the Badgers managed to put the game out of reach by tacking on an additional two insurance goals. Junior Caitlin Schneider scored the first and Watts came in with the second goal of the period, her second of the game.The Badgers have continued their strong play from last season, dominating in all four games thus far. While their opponents have certainly not been the toughest they will face all season, it is the way in which they won, not the win itself, that truly matters.Look for the Badgers to face an early test as they take on The Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus this coming weekend.last_img read more

Sales slowdown hurts IGT Group’s Q1 2017 opening

first_img Submit Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 IGT ‘prudent on recovery’ as company absorbs H1 losses of $291m August 4, 2020 Publishing its Q1 trading results, New York-listed IGT Group Plc has detailed a tough opening to its financial year, reporting declines throughout its core metrics.The gambling technology and lottery systems provider would detail a group revenue decline of 10% to $1.15 billion (Q1 2016: $1.28 billion).IGT governance detailed that the revenue decline reflected a tough comparative period, combined with lower gaming product sales and new Italy Lotto concession dynamics.Closing the period IGT governance would declare a group adjusted EBITDA of $371 million, down 19% corresponding 2016 performance. The gambling group’s period operating income was recorded at $119 million down 37% on 2016’ $188 million.Breaking down performance, IGT governance stated that global store sale revenues were down 11% following record jackpot activity in North America and the United Kingdom during the prior-year period.During the period, IGT governance confirmed the sale of social gambling division Double Down to Korean games developer DoubleU for $825 million. The company detailed that it would use the funds gained would be used to lower corporate debt which stands at $7.3 billion.Speaking to investors Marco Sala CEO of IGT Group commented on performance“We are experiencing the reality of comparisons with the last year’s unusually high base and the headwinds that we expected in our gaming business. While revenue and adjusted EBITDA did not match the record levels achieved in the first quarter last year, it is important to note that the results we are reporting today are consistent with the pattern for the year that we described in March.From a high level perspective, let me give you a sense of how I view the quarter. Stripping away some of the major events of the first quarter of 2016, like record-setting jackpots in the United States and the UK and the large gaming system and software sales and also considering the new lotto contract effective since late last year, the picture comes into clearer focus. The performance of our international business was uncharacteristically low in the first quarter for a combination of reasons, which we expect to fully offset in the balance of the year.last_img read more

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leading NFL in receptions over last eight weeks

first_imgThe NFL’s leader in receptions since Week 6 is:Not Julio Jones.Not Antonio Brown.Not DeAndre Hopkins.Not Zach Ertz.Not Michael Thomas.It’s @Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (53)#KeepPounding @run__cmc— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 4, 2018So far this season, McCaffrey has caught 80 passes for 663 yards, which leads all running backs. He’s also rushed for 863 yards, which is good for the seventh-highest mark in the NFL.As a junior at Stanford, McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders’ NCAA single-season record for all purpose yards, recording over 3,500 yards from scrimmage before he entered the NFL Draft later that year. His versatility was never a question.McCaffrey was second to former Alabama running back Derrick Henry in Heisman voting, but is easily outplaying him in the NFL. The Panthers selected the Stanford product with the eighth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Despite being listed as a running back, some considered him to be the best route runner in his draft class. Christian McCaffrey has been a workhorse for the Panthers all season, and they’re using him everywhere.Believe it or not, McCaffrey’s 53 receptions since Week 6 lead all NFL players. He has caught more passes than Julio Jones, Antonio Brown and quite a few other notable receivers.last_img read more