Arsenal can challenge for title

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Arsenal are ready to challenge for the Barclays Premier League crown this season. Press Association Arsene Wenger has delivered three Premier League titles since replacing Bruce Rioch as manager in 1996, but the Gunners have finished no higher than third in each of the last 10 seasons as the Frenchman often shunned big-money signings in favour of developing young talent. Arsenal finished 13 points behind Chelsea last season as the Blues won the Premier League at a canter, but Mourinho believes the arrival in recent years of the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy for more than £100million means the Gunners are ready to challenge for league honours. center_img “If you add up the amounts clubs have spent in the last three or four years I think maybe you will find a surprise,” Mourinho, who allowed goalkeeper Petr Cech to join Arsenal in an £11million deal last month, said in the Guardian. “If you put Ozil plus Alexis Sanchez, plus Chambers, plus Debuchy, you will find a surprise. “It’s a fantastic squad with good players, fantastic goalkeeper, they are more than ready to be a title contenders.” Speaking on Chelsea’s pre-season tour of America, Mourinho also claimed that Eden Hazard had a better season last time out than Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Hazard won individual and team honours at the end of a stellar campaign – most notably the Premier League title and the PFA Player of the Year. And, according to his manager, his performance level was higher than that of Ballon D’or winner Ronaldo. In a number of national newspapers, he said: “Eden is coming with a big status now and was voted in the top 10 players in Europe last year. In my opinion he should be in the top three, not the top 10. I think he’s the best player in our country. He’s alongside Messi and Ronaldo, depending on the season they have. “But they have to win some titles, no? Football without titles is nothing. Last season Eden was above Ronaldo, in spite of the fact that Ronaldo was fantastic and scored an incredible number of goals. “I don’t like players of managers to win individual trophies without the team. In my personal view, every football player in the world has to put the team first, but he has no titles.” Chelsea begin their title defence at home against Swansea on the opening day of the new Premier League season on Saturday, August 8. last_img read more

Murder trial hits delays

first_imgLos Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus ordered  Tuesday a delay of the trials of the two men charged in last year’s killings of two USC graduate students, media reported.Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19, have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting and robbery of Chinese graduate engineering students Ming Qu and Ying Wu on April 11, 2012.Qu and Wu, both 23 years old, were killed in a car in an off-campus shooting west of the University Park Campus near the intersection of 27th Street and Raymond Avenue.A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the university in May by Qu’s and Wu’s parents seeking unspecified damages, claiming that the university misled people about the safety of the area surrounding the University Park Campus. However, Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson dismissed the case in February, citing insufficient legal arguments.Barnes and Bolden were charged last May in connection with the case. Both pled not guilty at their arraignment in July.last_img read more

USC to take on Arizona in Pac-12 quarterfinal

first_imgFreshman forward Onyeka Okongwu was beat out by Arizona’s freshman forward Zeke Nnaji for the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) The biggest question for USC, as it has been for the regular season, will be regarding its consistency on both ends of the floor. Players like Mathews and redshirt senior guard Daniel Utomi must continue to hit shots when it matters most, and the Trojans will need to improve their abysmal 41.7% free-throw percentage from the win over the Bruins, as there is a good chance the game will be closely contested in the final minutes. Like all conference tournaments, the Pac-12 Tournament is being played at a neutral site — but that has not normally stopped USC, Arizona and other basketball fans from traveling across the country for the action, until now. Meanwhile, the Trojans are coming off a wildly competitive win at Galen Center over crosstown rival UCLA capped off by a game-winning 3-pointer from senior guard Jonah Mathews. The Santa Monica native became USC’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals that afternoon as well. USC will also need to rely on its leading scorer, shot-blocker and rebounder per game in Okongwu if it wants to strengthen its case for a higher seed in March Madness. Okongwu, who is averaging 16.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game, has been USC’s anchor on offense and defense and is expected to play a huge role against the Wildcats on both ends of the floor. Despite Enfield’s prior struggles in February and postseason play, USC has won at least one game in the past five Pac-12 Tournaments and will look to increase that number against Arizona. USC beat Arizona in last year’s tournament, but the Trojans’ win over the Wildcats was led by forward Bennie Boatwright and guard Derryck Thornton, neither of whom remain on USC’s roster. The USC men’s basketball team will take on Arizona in Las Vegas Thursday in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal. The Trojans, who earned a first-round bye, will battle the Wildcats after they beat Washington 77-70 Wednesday. “We’re excited to advance and have a chance to play USC,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said. “They’re a very good team.” Regardless, the matchup between two All-Pac-12 First Team freshmen forwards Onyeka Okongwu for USC and Zeke Nnaji for Arizona will be watched closely, especially as Nnaji was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year over Okongwu Monday. USC will tip off against Arizona Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. The winner will go on to face the winner of No. 1-seeded Oregon and No. 8 Oregon State in a Friday semifinal matchup at 6 p.m. Nnaji recorded 11 points and nine rebounds against the Huskies Wednesday, but the Wildcats’ efforts were led by freshman guard Josh Green, who dropped 19 points on 50% shooting from the field. The performance helped Arizona set the stage for a rematch with USC after the two teams split the season series 1-1. “We were 15-2 at home this year and we were 8-1 in the league,” head coach Andy Enfield said per the Los Angeles Times. “I think if you look around the country, the home court means a huge advantage … There won’t be any advantage for any team. So the schools that usually draw a lot of fans … it will be a big difference.” Thursday’s game will be played in a desolate, fan-less T-Mobile Arena. The NCAA announced Wednesday that March Madness will be closed to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Pac-12 followed suit hours later.last_img read more

Dodgers 2016 home opener vs. Diamondbacks: live updates

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error • Photo Gallery• Vin Scully Avenue is now a city street• LA Dodgers remember their first baseball gloves• How a reporter returned borrowed glove to childhood friend’s children• Kenta Maeda’s confidence high on eve of home opener Live updates of Dodgers’ home opener from SCNG staff at Dodgers Stadium, including reporters J.P. Hoornstra and Bill Plunkett, columnist Vincent Bonsignore and photographers Keith Birmingham, John McCoy and David Crane.Having trouble viewing stream on mobile device? Click here.Dodgers vs Diamondbacks• Live box scorecenter_img For more Dodgers stories, click here.last_img

USWNT parade: Women’s World Cup champions celebrate 4th title in New York City

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe keeps pay-gap conversation going on ‘GMA’ Rapinoe hopped on the float with a drink in hand, while Kelley O’hara was ready to celebrate with other members of the national team: GONNA BE LIT 🔥— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 10, 2019NYC it’s parade time let’s do this! Bonus points to anyone who brings me a beer or 4 🍻 let’s partyyyy— Kelley O’Hara (@kelleymohara) July 10, 2019Victory Parade! US Women’s Soccer Team takes over NYC for their parade. #USWNTParade #soccer #WorldCupChamps— Anthony Leong (@anthonyleong83) July 10, 2019 Five key quotes from USWNT star Megan Rapinoe’s CNN appearance after World Cup win The parade began at 9:30 a.m. ET, with a ceremony at City Hall in NYC at 10:30 a.m.Ready for ya, America. 🇺🇸🏆— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 10, 2019Here’s a look at highlights from the big celebration:  Related News After the U.S. women’s national team earned a historic fourth Women’s World Cup title, fans from all across the nation celebrated the victory with a parade in New York City on Wednesday. The U.S. secured the title with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands on Sunday in Lyon, France, as Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored the last two goals of the tournament. Sunday’s win gave the U.S. back-to-back wins, and a fourth championship — which is two more than the next closest nation. U.S. Senator: No equal pay for USWNT, no federal money for 2026 World Cup @CarliLloyd @TobinHeath young girls lining the streets to celebrate you and #girlpower #USWNTParade #uswnt @USWNT— T Hahn (@thahn44) July 10, 2019Breakfast of champions ☕️ @USWNT @alexmorgan13 #USWNTParade— Volkswagen USA (@VW) July 10, 2019Barack Obama sent his congratulations to the team, and thanked the players “for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls.”Proud to rep America’s best team! Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls—and everybody—all across the country.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 10, 2019Equal pay conversations continued: Mayor De Blasio slash Presidential Candidate De Blasio also proposing equal pay opportunities for athletes just before Parade kicks off #USWNT @CBSNewYork— Natalie Duddridge (@CityNatalie) July 10, 2019Governor Cuomo appears on a float with members of the U.S. Women’s National Team during their victory parade in lower Manhattan— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 10, 2019“Equal pay, that’s the tea”— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) July 10, 2019″Parades are cool. Equal pay is cooler” #USWNTParade— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) July 10, 2019#BREAKING : I just signed new pay equity legislation at the #USWNTParade .The women’s soccer team plays the same game that the men’s soccer players play — only better. If anything, the men should get paid less.Thank you @USWNT for helping lead this movement for change!— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 10, 2019This parade is evidence of how much the #USWNT inspire everyone. We’re near the end of the route, and we’ve seen little boys in full Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan kits. Boys no older than 12 are screaming the “equal pay” chant. This team is truly America’s team. #USWNTParade— AO Hartford (@AOHartford) July 10, 2019Crowd chanting Equal Pay at the #USWNTParade #USWNT #WoSo— Mike Coleman (@mikegcoleman) July 10, 2019The crowd chants “equal pay” as the US women’s soccer team celebrates their World Cup victory at the ticker tape #USWNTParade in New York City— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 10, 2019There was a lot of purple hair, a tribute to Rapinoe: Lots of purple hair on the parade route. Izzy, 10, died her hair this morning to match Megan Rapinoe, her favorite player— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) July 10, 2019Champions get parades 🇺🇸🏆🥇Watch the #USWNTParade on Yahoo Sports:— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) July 10, 2019last_img read more

Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander first teammates with 300 Ks since 2002

first_imgDid you need any more proof Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole were one of the best pitching duos of all time?OK. Here’s a look at how their numbers stack up to each other:StarterWinsERAKsWHIPERA+Curt Schilling233.233160.968140Randy Johnson242.323341.031195Justin Verlander202.533000.806183Gerrit Cole192.523160.887184On top of this, Verlander joined the 3,000-strikeout club Saturday as well making this a special season for both he and Cole.Now the Astros will try to do something Schilling and Johnson were unable to do in 2002 — win a second World Series. Justin Verlander becomes 18th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts Cole and Verlander join Diamondbacks pitchers Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, who both reached the mark in 2002, as the only pair to accomplish the feat. That year Johnson and Schilling finished No. 1 and No. 4 in the National League Cy Young voting, and Cole and Verlander could likely one-up that. With Verlander’s 12th strikeout in Houston’s matchup with the Angels on Saturday, he recorded 300 Ks for the first time in his career. But that’s not the most impressive part. Cole also struck out over 300 batters this season which gives the 2019 Astros two pitchers who have crossed that threshold.And that is exceedingly rare. This is only the second time this has ever happened in MLB history. Related Newslast_img read more

Le Parisien: the Tour delays another week Roland Garros

first_imgThis measure could be taken by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) in order that the begin of the event didn’t coincide with the finish of the Tour, rescheduled in flip to be held from August 29 to September 20, which might pressure a further police deployment in a day that will be very sophisticated in Paris.This alteration would even be a aid for French nationwide tv, which broadcasts each occasions, and for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which happen between September 19 and 20. Tour sources acknowledged to AS these logistical issues and the comfort of separating the two jewels of French sport. At the identical time, the further week that will be free might be taken benefit of by different tournaments held on clay, comparable to the Mutua Madrid Open and Rome, which might perform in 14 days a mini land tour after the US Open (August 31 to September 13) for many who wouldn’t favor to relaxation between two Grand Slams. In accordance Le ParisienRoland Garros would have determined to delay its begin for another week, after unilaterally altering its dates because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had been initially from Could 24 to June 7, for these from September 20 to October 4. The event would begin like this on September 27 and would finish on October 11. (INFO LE PARISIEN) Roland-Garros décalé au 27 septembreRe️ Reprogrammés une première fois du 20 septembre au Four octobre, les Internationaux de France vont être, selon nos informations, décalés d’une semaine>– Le Parisien (@le_Parisien) April 23, 2020last_img read more

Cal State breaks 2-game skid

first_imgThe win keeps the Coyotes (15-5, 11-4 California Collegiate Athletic Association), ranked 17th nationally, one game behind Humboldt State, which defeated Dominguez Hills 70-62, in conference. Cal State is also ranked first in the West Region, although that is likely to change next week because of the loss to the Broncos on Tuesday. “We were much more focused. We knew we had to take care of business,” senior wing Yoseph Yaisrael said. “We let two slip away and it’s too late in the season to be doing that.” Unlike the last several games, this outcome was never in doubt. The contest was knotted at 10 before the Coyotes took control with a 15-0 run, highlighted by 3-pointers from Ivan Johnson, Yaisrael and David Reichel. That lead ballooned to 33 points in the second half at 59-26 on a fastbreak layup by Chet Johnson. The Coyotes allowed the Gators to cut the lead to 17 at 66-49, but restored order quickly to keep the blowout on track. “We needed some momentum back,” Coyotes coach Jeff Oliver said. “We needed to feel positive about ourselves again. We had two games where we struggled. Tonight we made more plays. Hopefully this rolls over into (today).” Ivan Johnson did much of the damage with a season-high 23 points coming on 9-for-11 shooting from the field. Most impressive was the 6-foot-8 center’s 3-for-3 showing from long distance. He also contributed five rebounds, two blocks, three assists and three steals. SAN BERNARDINO – The Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team had three days to sit and stew about its second loss of the season to local and conference rival Cal Poly Pomona. It helped, as the Coyotes played more focused in cruising to a 86-55 win over visiting San Francisco State Friday at Coussoulis Arena. center_img Oliver used 12 players, 10 of whom figured in the scoring. Johnson led five Coyotes in double figures. Yaisrael and Greg Williams, Johnson’s backup, both had 13 points with Chet Johnson chipping in with 11 and Prentice Harris 10. The point guard duo of Marlon Pierce and Lance Ortiz combined for eight assists. “We lost two in a row. We’re not trying to lose any more,” Ivan Johnson said. “I was more focused. I wanted to go out there and be a factor early.” The Coyotes shot 49.3 percent (33-for-67) from the field and held the Gators (6-14, 2-13) to 38.9 percent (21-for-54) and forced 19 turnovers. Sophomore guards Alex Thomas and Will Logan led the Gators with 11 points each. Logan, an Apple Valley High School product, also tallied four rebounds and a steal. The Coyotes played without junior forward Joseph Tillman, who had surgery for a broken nose earlier in the day. He will be out for at least two weeks. Cal State continues its homestand tonight, playing host to Monterey Bay at 7:30 p.m. When the teams played earlier this season the Coyotes posted a slim 74-70 win, nearly blowing a 21-point lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Day exposes girls to math, science fields

first_imgVALENCIA – Some 200 seventh- and eighth-grade girls spent Saturday morning learning how to become millionaires, pharmacists and scientists. Women with careers in math and science fields led the hourlong workshops at Valencia High School with the hopes that the young audience in ponytails and low-rise jeans will become tomorrow’s brain surgeons, veterinarians and dentists. “It’s important that junior-high girls realize the opportunities open to them in math and science fields and not to be intimidated by past male stereotypes in those fields,” said Jane Hanson, charter member of the American Association of University Women, which sponsored the event. Some of the professionals have noticed that times are changing in the work force and that fields once dominated by men now have many more women. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 In her work with emergency animal care and animal training, Fawn Nyvold said both fields are heavily saturated with women. It’s a total about-face from 15 years ago, when women were scarcely seen working with animals. Nyvold said there are still a lot of men in the field, but at the same time there are many more women these days graduating from college and pursuing animal-related professions. She wonders if women are drawn to the work because of their nurturing instincts. “I think some of it is maternal instinct and in general more women are doing more jobs that men used to do,” she said. Biology professor Jen Chotiner of Mount St. Mary’s College has noticed that the ratio of women to men in science is about equal. But the problem is that women don’t stay in the field, Chotiner said. Women sometimes leave to raise families and because they’re frustrated that they can’t penetrate science’s upper levels, she said. But science is changing as older people retire. With that, Chotiner hopes that more women will move up the ladder. “As these girls move into science careers, there will be less of that, I imagine,” she said, looking at the 12- and 13-year-old girls in her workshop. “Things are on their way to changing.” As she walked from one workshop to the next, 13-year-old Karinne Smith held up a building she made from Popsicle sticks in a session about structural design. But it was the lesson about biotechnology and DNA that really got the attention of the La Mesa Junior High eighth-grader. “The genetic part of it makes it cool,” she said. “DNA looks so small but it really is large when you think about it.” Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Boner wins Na Rossa 5K – where did you come?

first_imgNa Rossa GAA 5K 2016Place Bib Name Gender AG Club Time1. 38 Christian Boner m SM na Rossa 17:59,62. 50 Charlie O Donnell m SM Bog A.C. 18:13,93. 44 Manus Mc Hugh m SM Bog A.C. 18:58,14. 91 Clive O Donohoe m SM 19:17,25. 45 Paul Mc Kelvey m SM Bog A.C. 19:54,76. 90 Kevin Brannan m M40 Bog A.C. 20:12,47. 47 Karen Gallagher f SW Finn Valley A.C. 20:14,48. 92 Rory O Donnell m SM 20:20,09. 2 Jack Walsh m B16 20:45,610. 37 Oisin Caulfield m B16 na Rossa 20:53,811. 73 Donal Trimble m SM 21:04,412. 81 Feargús Óg Campbell m B16 22:14,313. 1 Owen Coyle m M40 Rosses A.C. 22:41,914. 31 Kevin Mc Donald m SM 22:53,515. 41 Jamie Doherty m B16 23:08,716. 53 Jackie Harvey f W40 Tir Chonaill A.C. 23:09,817. 27 Edwina Sweeney f W40 Tir Chonaill A.C. 23:13,618. 48 Manus O Donnell m M40 23:18,719. 32 Eamonn Mc Cready m M40 23:40,320. 59 Mark Bonner m B16 24:11,421. 26 Patricia Hegarty f W40 Tir Chonaill A.C. 24:12,422. 4 Thomas Mc Devitt m B16 24:25,123. 9 Joseph Casey m M40 24:27,024. 33 Rhianna Mc Cready f G16 Rosses A.C. 24:41,925. 20 Jamie O Donnell m B16 24:49,026. 29 Eisin Mc Donald f SW 24:50,027. 6 Conor Mc Devitt m B16 24:55,128. 22 Debbie Coll f W40 25:28,429. 10 Fiona Morrow f SW 26:01,830. 24 Nicola Bonner f SW Tir Chonaill A.C. 26:09,831. 23 Stephaine Brennan f SW Tir Chonaill A.C. 26:10,032. 88 Ann Marie Gibbons f W40 Fintown 26:36,833. 95 Bridget Molloy f SW 27:07,934. 62 Kathleen Mc Devitt f W40 Fintown 27:12,835. 64 Angela Trimble f W40 Tir Chonaill A.C. 27:43,236. 17 Mark Mc Cready m B16 na Rossa 28:27,337. 30 Marianne Mc Donald f SW 28:38,438. 77 Marie Mc Gill f W40 28:43,639. 49 Geraldine Bonner f SW 28:47,940. 43 Logan Melly m B16 na Rossa 28:48,141. 94 Nabla Campbell f SW 29:35,042. 99 Maureen Boyle f SW Fintown 29:44,143. 78 Liam Shanley m B16 29:54,944. 3 Erin Calder f G16 30:32,045. 74 Nuala Mc Cool f SW 30:34,146. 42 Kieran Doherty m B16 na Rossa 30:45,747. 40 Ava Caulfield f G16 30:54,048. 93 Darragh Mc Gillicuddy m B16 30:56,749. 82 Sinéad Mulreany f SW 30:58,050. 89 Nessa Campbell f W40 31:06,851. 84 Darren Whelan m SM Tir Chonaill A.C. 32:02,052. 25 Patrick Srevinson m SM 32:09,753. 104 Ciaran Mc Geean m B16 35:08,654. 16 Kalim Mc Gughal m B16 35:08,655. 83 Caoimhín Shankey Smith m B16 36:19,456. 52 Breid Marie Hanlon f SW 36:28,857. 87 Anita Boner f SW 36:28,858. 5 Roisín Mc Devitt f G16 36:54,459. 65 Gracie Trimble f G16 38:26,760. 70 Ava Trimble f G16 38:28,861. 75 Caitriona Campbell f G16 39:03,362. 76 Emma Shankey Smith f G16 39:10,663. 7 Mo Calder f W40 39:32,064. 8 Maureen Mc Devitt f SW 39:33,665. 79 Louisa Joy Shanley f G16 39:47,266. 54 Debbie Hannan f W40 Fintown 41:12,067. 98 Joey O Donnell m B16 Donaghmore Ashbourne 42:33,468. 12 Jack O Donnell m B16 na Rossa 43:09,269. 51 Ashling Mc Monagle f SW 44:15,370. 96 Sarah O Donnell f SW Donaghmore Ashbourne 44:15,471. 14 Anna May O Donnell f G16 na Rossa 45:24,172. 85 Aina Mc Geehan f G16 46:22,973. 86 Caoimhe Mc Dermott f G16 46:39,774. 102 Daithí Molloy m B16 47:53,475. 100 Martin Molloy m SM 49:58,376. 97 Shaun Caulfield m SM 49:59,3Boner wins Na Rossa 5K – where did you come? was last modified: August 8th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more