Guardiola vows to rest Man City’s star players at Chelsea

first_img Loading… ‘We don’t have any doubts about Gabriel,’ Guardiola said. ‘The only doubt we have is that not one single player can play every three days. ‘Raheem can play in this position, even Gundogan and Bernardo. Not like a (proper) striker but we can use them.’ Guardiola’s defensive options are set to be boosted for the fixtures ahead with John Stones on the brink of a return. City have been without the England defender in their two games back – a 3-0 win over Arsenal and a 5-0 victory against Burnley – since returning to Premier League action last week due to an ankle injury. The centre-back is unlikely to be available at Stamford Bridge, however, but is making good progress in his recovery. ‘He’s training on the pitch,’ Guardiola added. ‘He’s getting better and hopefully he can join the team in the next few days.’ Reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is also training again after a thigh problem. Klopp’s side only need three more points to win their first ever Premier League trophy. Defeat at Chelsea will hand the Premier League title to Liverpool  Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real Mallorca Liverpool are 23 points clear of Guardiola’s side, who can earn a maximum of 87 points should they win all their remaining eight games. But if City even draw against Frank Lampard’s men, their highest possible points tally drops to 85, so as Liverpool currently have 86 points after their win over the Eagles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Woman The Whole Muslim World Is Proud OfWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea tonight, even though losing at Stamford Bridge could hand Liverpool the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea Jurgen Klopp’s side will be crowned champions if they beat Crystal Palace tonight and City fail to win at Stamford Bridge 24 hours later. But City’s gruelling schedule sees them play an FA Cup quarter-final at Newcastle on Sunday night and that is the game Guardiola is prioritising, to the extent that he could even play Ilkay Gundogan – best known as a deep-lying midfielder – as a centre-forward. ‘We can’t deny that we have one eye on Newcastle,’ he added. ‘Chelsea and Liverpool are prestigious but Newcastle is our game. A final. We have one eye. ‘It depends on physical condition, the minutes they have played. We take a look a little bit at what is going to happen, not just Chelsea.’ Guardiola will definitely be missing Sergio Aguero after he came off with a knee injury against Burnley on Monday night. The Argentine striker has already had surgery in Barcelona on a lateral meniscus injury in his left knee, and is set for up to seven weeks on the sidelines. Sergio Aguero undergoes surgery in Barcelona Gabriel Jesus is likely to replace Aguero for the time being but Guardiola admitted midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could play up front when he decides to rotate his options in the coming weeks. Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have also played in that ‘false 9’ role in the past but Guardiola believes Gundogan could offer a different alternative.last_img read more

UEFA confirm fans for Bayern Munich vs Sevilla Super Cup clash

first_img Read Also: Man City plotting to sign Messi without breaking FFP rules This match will therefore by the Andalusian club’s sixth Super Cup, of which they have won just once – in 2006, when they defeated Barcelona 3-0 in the showpiece – but have lost on four occasions: 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Bayern Munich were crowned winners of the Champions League by defeating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in Sunday’s final. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful Mutations10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artcenter_img Europe’s football governing body UEFA have confirmed that next month’s Super Cup clash between Bayern Munich and Sevilla can be played in front of fans. European football’s governing body confirmed the news on Tuesday, with the Puskas Stadium in Budapest to allow a 30 percent capacity of fans. The stadium in the capital of Hungary holds 67,215 spectators at full capacity, which means that 20,164 people will be allowed to attend the clash. The annual fixture pits the winners of the Champions League against the victors of the Europa League – which Sevilla won for a record sixth time earlier this month by defeating Inter in the showpiece.last_img read more

Everett Wood, 98, Cross Plains

first_imgA. Everett Wood, 98, of Cross Plains passed away at 6:40pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at his home. He was born at Evergreen in Wolfe County, Kentucky on February 16, 1921 the son of Alfred and Martha Napier Wood. He was married to Myrle Hankins on September 6, 1943 and she preceded him in death on August 27, 2011. Survivors include two sons Ralph (Faith Ann) Wood and Robert (Dotty) Wood both of Versailles; one daughter Carol Berry also of Versailles; one sister Irene Scudder of Lawrenceburg; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Linda Jane Berry, son-in-law William Berry, his brothers James and Henry Wood, and his sisters Daisy Tyra, Adah Jane Tyra, Elizabeth Wood, Nanie Mae Whisman, Virginia Nickell, and Leona Whisman. Mr. Wood was an Army Veteran of WWII serving with Company A of the 108th Infantry Division. He established A.E. Wood Excavating in 1954 and for several years operated heavy equipment. In 1970 he purchased the Versailles Implement Company and began Wood Farm and Industrial Supply in Versailles, retiring in 2006. He was also a farmer and worked with his family on the farm well past his 96th birthday. Everett received his pilot’s license in 1964 and maintained landing strips at home as well as at his machinery dealership in Versailles. He was a strong advocate of education and served many years as Brown Township trustee as well as on the Brown Township School Board. He assisted in the building of the Cross Plains Elementary School and the South Ripley High School. The greatest priority in his life was sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The many hours he spent reading the bible were reflected in the way he lived. One of the most important priorities of Everett’s life was his faith. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship since 1950. Many years where served as a deacon, trustee, and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge and the Brown Township American Legion. Funeral services for Mr. Wood will be held on Monday, April 8th at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation will be on Sunday form 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. The Versailles Masonic Lodge will conduct services Sunday evening at 6:45pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to CEF (Good News Clubs) in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Hazard spares Chelsea blushes

first_img Press Association Chelsea continued to press, with Oscar smashing the ball high into the Shed End from 18 yards after a quick break. The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time. Hazard cut in from the left and drilled in a low shot, which Myhill did well to push away at full strength. However, Ridgewell dithered instead of hacking the loose ball away and Eto’o snuck in on the blind side again to slot past the keeper into the far corner. Eto’o, who scored a similar opportunist goal against Schalke off the goalkeeper’s error in midweek, wheeled away in celebration and was booked for his troubles. Chelsea opened up West Brom at the start of the second half with a wonderful sweeping 30-yard pass from Oscar which floated over to Hazard, charging into the area down the left. However, the Belgian’s first touch was heavy, which pushed the ball on through to a grateful Myhill. West Brom were almost level on 56 minutes when Morgan Amalfitano’s deep cross from the right was headed against the outside of the far post by Long. The visitors did equalise on the hour, though. A corner from the right was met with a power header from Gareth McAuley, which Cech did well to beat away at point-blank range. As the ball looped up in the six-yard box, with the Chelsea keeper on the floor in the goal, Long climbed highest through the bodies to nod in his first of the season. Mourinho reacted by changing Lampard for striker Demba Ba. However, it was the visitors who went ahead on 68 minutes. The Baggies broke quickly down the left, with Ridgewell in support of the counter attack and he fed Sessegnon at the edge of the penalty area. The Benin forward sidestepped his marker and sent a low shot goalwards, which squirmed through Cech’s grasp and into the net. Mourinho made his final throw of the dice when Azpilicueta was replaced by John Obi Mikel and Juan Mata came on for Oscar. Myhill denied Branislav Ivanovic with a smart save down to his right as Chelsea pressed for an equaliser before Willian headed over. However, West Brom were left crestfallen in the fourth minute of stoppage time when Reid was adjudged to have pushed over Ramires. Hazard slotted past Myhill to snatch Chelsea a draw. Eden Hazard scored a controversial penalty deep into stoppage time to rescue a point for Chelsea from a 2-2 draw against West Brom and save Jose Mourinho from a first Barclays Premier League home defeat as Blues boss. Chelsea, who lost at Newcastle last weekend, had gone in front just before half-time through another poachers goal from Samuel Eto’o after Liam Ridgewell delayed his clearance. However, Steve Clarke’s side where level on the hour through Shane Long’s header and then Chelsea keeper Petr Cech allowed Stephane Sessegnon’s shot to squirm into the net, which had looked enough to take all three points until the late drama. Mourinho, who had not lost any of his previous 65 Premier League home games in two spells as Blues manager – winning 51, recalled Hazard to the side after leaving the Belgian midfielder out against Schalke when a lost passport saw him return late for training. Cesar Azpilicueta was again preferred at left-back to England defender Ashley Cole. The visitors, with Clarke taking on his old club, broke on eight minutes but Morgan Amalfitano dragged his shot wide. Chelsea were awarded a free-kick on 14 minutes after Oscar was upended by Claudio Yacob. Frank Lampard smacked the ball straight into Youssouf Mulumbu, with Long racing away on to the rebound down the left flank before he was tripped by Lampard, which resulted in a yellow card for the Chelsea midfielder. The Heavens opened again, saturating the already wet surface which made close control difficult. Yacob had tested the patience of referee Andre Mariner once too often after clipping Hazard’s heels and went into the book on 28 minutes. Oscar took the free-kick, some 25 yards out on the right, and curled the ball up over the wall, but Baggies keeper Boaz Myhill was alert to tip it over the crossbar. The Belgian midfielder, recalled to the side after being left out of the midweek Champions League win over Schalke for disciplinary reasons, converted after referee Andre Mariner pointed to the spot for what looked like a fair shoulder challenge by Steven Reid on Ramires. It was rough justice on West Brom, who had looked set for another memorable away victory after winning at Manchester United in September. last_img read more

Shifting sights set on Guineas

first_img “We supplemented. He ran very well in the English Guineas to finish fourth and was running on,” Hannon told At The Races. “I think the track will suit him at the Curragh. It doesn’t suit us too much that Kingman’s going, but there you go. “He has to go, we can go up to a mile and a quarter later on but I think he’s well worth his chance and if he finishes in the (first) three, we get our money back. I think the track will really suit him. “Our Guineas is always the best race, the champion two-year-old ran and just because our horse won at 40-1 people think something went wrong. “Our horse (Night Of Thunder) started over on the far side with Kingman and ended up on the near side. I’m not saying he’s going to go through the season unbeaten, but I don’t think there was much fluke about it.” Shifting Power’s addition to the Classic means there are 16 possibles for the race. As expected, John Gosden’s Kingman remains in the mix but he is the only other challenger from Britain. Aidan O’Brien has left in War Command, Fountain Of Youth, Great White Eagle, Johann Strauss and Michaelmas. Dermot Weld still has Alkasser and Mustajeeb in contention, while Ger Lyons has left in Obliterator but warned on Monday he was an unlikely runner unless there was good in the going. Prince Of All, Mandatario and Big Time are others to note. Press Association Richard Hannon expects the stiff nature of the Curragh to bring out the best in Shifting Power, who has been supplemented for the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas.center_img The colt defied his 50-1 starting price to finish fourth, beaten only three lengths by stablemate Night Of Thunder, in the first Classic of the season at Newmarket. While Night Of Thunder heads for the St James’s Palace at Royal Ascot, Shifting Power will meet Guineas second Kingman again on Saturday, and Hannon hopes more emphasis on stamina in Ireland can help his Free Handicap winner repay connections’ faith. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSIndyCar to open delayed season in TexasUNDATED (AP) — IndyCar has gotten the green flag to finally start its season in Texas. May 7, 2020 — The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. Commissioner Roger Goodell mapped out several phases of protocols in a memo obtained by The Associated Press. The first phase to deal with the coronavirus pandemic would involve a limited number of non-player personnel. The individual clubs would decide which employees could return to the facility and when, once the buildings reopen. No players would be permitted in the facility except to continue therapy and rehabilitation for injuries that were underway when facilities were ordered closed in late March.— The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of a handful of NBA teams planning to reopen their training facilities Friday for individual player workouts. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the team has worked with health officials to ensure players and coaches are safe.— NBA teams have been asked to help the Mayo Clinic with a study that could help researchers come closer to finding a solution to the coronavirus problem. The NBA and its players are partnering with Mayo Clinic officials who need volunteers for a study largely centered around antibodies. Teams were told that the study would help doctors understand the prevalence of COVID-19 among infected individuals who were asymptomatic or experienced only mild symptoms.— Fans will be allowed to enter baseball stadiums Friday for games in Taiwan for the first time this season. It is part of a gradual easing of restrictions amid the pandemic. The China Professional Baseball League said up to 1,000 people would be permitted to enter ballparks after an agreement between the league and Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center.— New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio doesn’t see games returning to Yankee Stadium or Citi Field very quickly, at least not with fans. De Blasio says bigger events are going to be one of the last things that will really fit the equation as the country restarts. He says the perfect time to reopen big events is when the new coronavirus has been “beaten back to next to nothing.” Associated Press According to an affidavit, Nina Thomas struck Earl Thomas repeatedly with her free hand before her husband eventually wrestled the 9 mm Beretta from her grasp. Nina Thomas was arrested on a felony charge of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.NBA-ANTETOKOUNMPO-ACCOUNTS HACKEDBucks, relatives say Antetokounmpo’s social media was hackedMILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon and several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted, according to the Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo’s brother and the player’s representatives.More than a dozen tweets popped up in Antetokounmpo’s feed in the span of about five minutes, and they appeared to clearly be the work of someone other than the reigning MVP. The tweets included racial slurs, profane attacks on other players and a claim that Antetokounmpo had the coronavirus. — One top-tier Italian soccer team is resisting moves to restart the season. Brescia’s (BREH’-shuhz) captain says his entire squad opposes resuming the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic. He tells an Italian newspaper that “we don’t feel safe.” Most clubs in the top Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.— WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman expects professional boxing to return without spectators and with judges officiating by video from home. Sulaiman said the World Boxing Council has produced a protocol for fights during the coronavirus pandemic that limit, for instance, a four-fight card to about 40-50 people at a venue.— More than 30 workers have accepted voluntary severance packages from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. It’s part of the organization’s attempt to trim up to 20% of its expenses in response to shortfalls caused by COVID-19. Furloughs and involuntary layoffs are expected to begin next week.— The televised match involving Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and two of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks is raising $10 million for COVID-19 relief. Turner Sports is producing the May 24 event that will be simulcast on its networks, including TNT and TBS. Woods and Peyton Manning will take on Mickelson and Tom Brady at Medalist Golf Club. The match is the second time live golf will be on TV since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the PGA Tour and other tours around the world. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are part of a charity match May 17 at nearby Seminole.CFL-COMMISSIONER-CANCELLATION Update on the latest sports HARBAUGH’S DRAFT PROPOSALSJim Harbaugh proposes one-and-done rule change for NFL draftANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL draft after their freshman or sophomore seasons in college.Harbaugh shared that idea among others in an open letter to the football community Thursday. Currently, players are not eligible for the NFL draft until they have been out of high school for at least three years. It is a policy in the collective bargaining agreement that runs through the 2030 season.The league and the union have shown no inclination of revising the rule that was unsuccessfully challenged by Maurice Clarett (kluh-REHT’).center_img KANSAS-NCAA INFRACTIONSNCAA calls alleged Kansas basketball violations “egregious”LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA struck back at the University of Kansas and its men’s basketball program Thursday, calling five Level I violations that are alleged to have occurred “egregious” and arguing that they undermine and threaten” college athletics.In the latest in a series of back-and-forth filings, the NCAA reiterated in a 92-page response its claim that Adidas representatives were acting as boosters when two of them — T.J. Gassnolo and Jim Gatto — helped to arrange payments to prospective recruits. Those transactions became a central point in a wide-ranging FBI probe into college basketball that has ensnared Kansas, Louisville and several other high-profile programs.Officials from Kansas have said they agree with the NCAA that Gassnola made payments to family members and handlers of two players, Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. But coach Bill Self and assistant Kurtis Townsend said they were unaware of the transactions, backing up a statement Gassnola made during sworn testimony. CFL commissioner: Canceling season most likely scenarioOTTAWA (AP) — Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the most likely scenario is to cancel the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Ambrosie made the admission for the first time while testifying Thursday to a House of Commons standing committee on finance.Ambrosie appeared via video during a panel on arts, culture, sports and charitable organizations after news broke last week that the CFL had requested up to $150 million Canadian in assistance from the federal government.During his testimony, Ambrosie said the league’s future is “very much in jeopardy.” The race will be run June 6 without spectators at Texas Motor Speedway. That was the next race on the series schedule that hadn’t been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.IndyCar President Jay Frye says IndyCar worked closely with TMS President Eddie Gossage, his track and public health officials on a plan to “ensure the safety of our event participants.”The June season opener will be on a condensed schedule with practice, qualifying and the race taking place on the same day. There will be strict access guidelines limiting the number of personnel on site, with health screening system administered to all participants and personal protection equipment provided to everyone entering the facility. Social distancing protocols will be in place.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Sporting events in Oregon are likely to be without large crowds likely through at least the end of September because of the new coronavirus. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced steps the state is taking in its reopening next week. Brown asked those planning large gatherings to cancel or significantly modify plans for anything scheduled in September. That’s likely to impact the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, the Portland Timbers of the MLS, and Oregon and Oregon State college football. While the NBA and MLS have no firm plans of a restart, Oregon and Oregon State both have three home games scheduled. NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETESSenators send letters to NCAA leaders with NIL questionsWASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee has sent a letter to NCAA leaders, conferences and schools requesting details about how college athletes can be compensated for their names, images and likenesses.Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi sent 20 questions to each Power Five conference, dozens of colleges and universities and committees at each of the NCAA’s three divisions. Wicker’s letter comes a day after Democratic Senators Chris Murphy and Cory Booker released a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert urging the association take further action on name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes.Wicker’s letter comes a day after Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., released a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert urging the association to take further action on name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes. NFL-RAVENS-THOMASPolice: Ravens’ Thomas threatened by wife with gun in TexasBALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the wife of Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas said she is being subjected to an “unfounded ongoing investigation” by Texas police after she allegedly pointed a gun at her husband’s head upon finding him in bed with another woman last month.According to a police affidavit, Nina Thomas tracked down her husband at a short-term rental home in Austin in the early morning hours of April 13 and found him and his brother, Seth, in bed with two women.The affidavit says Nina Thomas admitted to pointing the pistol at Earl Thomas’ head “with the intent to scare him.” She had taken the magazine out of the gun and disengaged the safety, but police noted “she was unaware the gun had a round in the chamber.” The tweets weren’t up for long before disappearing from Antetokounmpo’s account. The Bucks said in a statement that an investigation is underway.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Igali Makes Case for Nigeria to Host African Wrestling Â

first_imgPresident of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, has described the visit of the President of United World Wrestling – Africa, Fouad Meskout, as a major turning point for wrestling in Nigeria. Nigeria is bidding to host the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championship and when Meskout made a three-day working visit to inspect facilities for the tournament, Igali said it provided a huge chance in showcasing the development of the sport in the country. Igali told the African wrestling boss that Nigeria had produced passionate and world-class wrestlers who are eager to promote the sport by competing with the best at home. ”Since 1976 till date, Nigeria has not hosted the African Championship. It is about time for Nigeria; we have the capacity, material wealth and full support of the Rivers State Government. We are confident we will not lack anything.” Igali lavished praises on the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike for displaying amazing support in the bid process and believes hosting the tournament in Port Harcourt provides useful opportunity to showcase the sport to prospective sponsors. ”Governor Nyesom Wike has been awesome. He made things look so easy when he confirmed his interest to host the championship and if we have more persons like him, Wresting in Nigeria will grow to admirable heights. “I have told the President of African Wrestling Federation that after we host next year’s edition, in 2019 the country will be asked to host again because it will be the best in the history of the competition.” The African wrestling boss, Meskout, also confirmed he was impressed with the facilities he saw in Port Harcourt and after meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sport, Solomon Dalung and officials of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, he was convinced the country is determined to promote the sport by hosting the continental championship. Nigeria and Tunisia are chasing the hosting rights for the tournament that is scheduled to take place in February next year. The winner of the bid will be announced on August 18 in Switzerland.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Volleyball Lakers claim five-set win over Bishop Grimes

first_imgMaddie Waite not only had nine kills, she produced 20 digs, while Avery had seven digs. Quinlan Emhoff and Anastasiya Yauorska each finished with five kills as Maren Smith contributed four kills. Helen Hauser had three kills as she and Natalie Tresco each got five digs.It was easier for Cazenovia in Wednesday’s sweep of Altmar-Parish-Wiliamstown. The 25-16, 25-4, 25-11 victory over the Rebels included six aces from Waite and five aces from Fenton to go with her nine kills.Avery produced 17 assists and three aces, with Hauser, Emhoff and Waite getting three kills apiece. Tresco led the defense with six digs, just ahead of Fenton and Waite, with five digs apiece, and Clements, who had five assists and four digs.Cazenovia competed last Saturday in the Baldwinsville Fall Swing Tournament, part of a 28-team field divided into seven groups of four. The Lakers were paired with Wayne, Rochester Mercy (both from Section V) and Ithaca (from Section IV).Eventually, Cazenovia finished 23rd in round-robin play and, paired up with reigning state Class B champion Westhill in the Bronze bracket, lost to the Warriors in two sets. Westhill went on to defeat Jamesville-DeWitt in the Bronze division final in three sets.After all this, Cazenovia would visit Homer Monday before hosting Jordan-Elbridge Tuesday and going to LaFayette Thursday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A mere two points separated the Cazenovia girls volleyball team from getting swept away in last Monday’s match at Bishop Grimes.Here, the Lakers demonstrated some newfound resilience, rallying twice and eventually topping the Cobras in five sets as part of a week where it improved its overall record to 6-1.Having won in five sets over Bishop Ludden on Sept. 19, Cazenovia found itself in a similar predicament against Grimes after dropping the first set 25-21. Tags: Cazenoviagirls volleyballcenter_img It almost got worse, but with the second set tied, the Lakers were able to win the serve back and get the point it needed to pull it out 26-24, a win that got more valuable when the Cobras earned another 25-21 decision in the third set.Cazenovia was down 2-0 to Ludden before rallying, so this was more manageable. It dominated the fourth set 25-14, and when Grimes tried to rebound in the final set, the Lakers answered them, got the clinching points and won the match 25-22.Josie Avery’s 26 assists went to a variety of players, including Lindsey Clements, whose brilliant all-around effort included six kills, 11 digs, five aces and four assists.last_img read more

LA Times/Dornsife poll finds Trump voters optimistic

first_imgThe general disproval rating of the President has reached a historical low with Donald Trump. However, many Trump voters remain staunchly in support of him and express hope and confidence in his future leadership.According to a poll conducted from April 12 to 26 by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the Center for Economic and Social Research, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times, President Donald Trump’s core supporters remain stable and optimistic about his direction in the coming months, despite low ratings in America.The Center for Economic and Social Research surveyed 3,039 adult Americans, 2,584 of whom reported that they voted in the 2016 election. The survey results were weighted to match demographic characteristics such as race and gender as well as population distribution by location in order to ensure a balance between urban and rural residents.The results showed low approval ratings overall: 40 percent approve, 46 percent disapprove and 14 percent declined to choose.From his voters, however, Trump has gained support. In a survey conducted in March among the same respondents, 33 percent said they neither approved nor disapproved. In the recent survey, however, a majority of the group responded with approval, helping to buoy Trump’s positive rating to 68 percent and boosting his overall rating by 10 percentage points.The public’s sense of whether or not the country is on the right track was dependent on their candidate of choice last November. About 87 percent of Clinton voters said the country was on the wrong track, and 87 percent of Trump supporters said it is headed in the right direction. Nearly 75 percent of third-party voters said that it is on the wrong track.Trump voters were particularly optimistic about job creation (79 percent), and somewhat optimistic that the threat of terrorism would diminish (53 percent) and that the country’s healthcare situation would improve (50 percent). Very few Clinton voters agreed, and only a few thought that situations would improve or stay the same in the coming year.Around half of respondents gave Trump credit for keeping his promises (53 percent), creating change (52 percent) and representing American values (49 percent). Just over four in 10 people surveyed acknowledged him for giving people like them a voice, inspiring confidence (44 percent) and basing policy on facts (42 percent). Just four in 10 credited him for being ethical and trustworthy. A large majority of Clinton voters also said that the above claims do not tend to apply to Trump.When respondents were asked how they would vote now, few expressed any regrets: 91.4 percent of Trump voters would back him again, while 89.2 percent of Clinton voters would back her again. About 2.5 percent on each side would not vote at all.The poll also surveyed voters on topics such as the direction of the country, financial situation in the next 12 months, Trump’s job approval, Trump’s accomplishments, feelings about Trump and his policies and what news sources to trust.Scientists at the Center for Economic and Social Research who conducted the poll discussed the results Wednesday at the President Trump’s First 100 Days Conference, held at USC’s Town and Gown by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.last_img read more

Joshua Focuses Ahead of World Title Bout

first_imgAnthony Joshua is unconcerned by popularity and says winning is all that is required to maintain public interest.The Londoner won Olympic gold in 2012 and has enjoyed a direct and speedy journey to today’s world title clash with IBF champion Charles Martin at The O2 – live on Sky Sports Box Office. In his previous bout – a seventh-round knockout defeat of long-time rival Dillian Whyte at the same venue – Joshua appeared to land a blow on his opponent after the bell.But Joshua told Behind The Ropes: “This isn’t golf. It’s the fight game, the hurt business. You fight until you’re pulled off your opponent. That’s what I’d tell any fighter in my gym.“You don’t fight and listen for the bell. That’s why people get punched after the bell. As a fighter, let’s not forget what you’re in it for. You’re a gladiator, a warrior and you fight until you’re pulled apart. That’s where I’m coming from.“We keep rocking and rolling until we’re pulled apart and may the best man win. Someone has to go. I enjoy it. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t. Boxing to me is fun and helps me to develop me as a man.“Nobody forces me to do it. I found it myself. I built it myself. I train by myself. It’s all me. I just enjoy it and I like the people I’m around. From a young age, when I was 18, boxing became my life. Without it I don’t think I’ll have much fun.“This is not a popularity contest. This is fighting. I’ve got to win. As long as I’m winning, people are going to keep on watching. I leave the popularity thing down to the PR people. You’ve got to have the focused mentality.”With Joshua wowing the British public with his ferocious run of knockouts to date, the 26-year-old is delighted at the prospect of home advantage when he takes on the American.He added: “I’m not in a rush to be travelling the world. Charles Martin coming over here is class. There are big stadiums here and an unbelievable fanbase so I don’t see why we have to go overseas to fight. I think it’s unbelievable he wants to come here and fight me so I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more