first_imgManchester United have begun their hunt for a successor for David Moyes in earnest, drawing up a shortlist and sending out feelers to potential candidates. United vice-chairman Ed Woodward is leading the search but is drawing on the experience of Sir Alex Ferguson and former chief executive David Gill, who are both board members. Holland coach Louis van Gaal is the front-runner, but sources close to United say he is only one on a list of candidates that has been drawn up. Press Association The club are looking for a coach with a significant level of experience, which means temporary manager Ryan Giggs will not be among those considered. Van Gaal is currently on holiday in Portugal, according to reports in Holland, and the 62-year-old will be a free agent after the World Cup. The Dutchman is one of those on the shortlist, along with Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. However, former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon is confident Ancelotti will stay in Spain. He told talkSPORT: “I believe Carlo Ancelotti will be with Real Madrid next season. He’s got a contract. We don’t know what’s happening with Manchester United. “It’s always a pity when you have to sack a coach. I had that problem with Fabio Capello. Sometimes you have to take those decisions, though. Manchester United’s results have not been normal so it’s a decision they had to take.” As well as a significant level of experience, the criteria for the new manager is also thought to include having a good grasp of English, which would count against Atletico Madrid’s much-admired coach Diego Simeone. United are trying to move on from the controversy that surrounded the sacking of Moyes on Tuesday, and Giggs will hold his first news conference as player-manager on Friday morning. The ‘Chosen One’ banner that has been displayed on the Stretford End since Moyes took over has been taken down, it has been confirmed. It is also understood that club chiefs will continue to work hard to line up transfer targets so that the deals can be done as soon as the transfer window opens on June 1. That will also give time for the new manager to indicate his views on the targets as well as put forward other transfer wishes. United have refused to comment on reports that the owners, the Glazers, are due to fly into the UK for talks on the situation. Meanwhile, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce claimed the process of Moyes’ departure could have been handled better. He said: “For Manchester United as an institution and a football club as large as they are, the process looked like it was flawed, which was a great shame for Manchester United as a brand and, of course, David Moyes knowing his fate before he was even told. “That is how it looks from the outside. If that is the case, it is a great shame for David and a great shame that Manchester United chose to use that process.” United have insisted no decision had been taken at the time reports first started emerging that Moyes faced the axe. Roberto Martinez is confident that Moyes, his predecessor at Everton, will have no problems in getting a new job. He said: “It is not a nice situation when a manager loses his job, especially someone who has such strong links with our club. “It has been a difficult experience but any experience is a good experience in this game unfortunately. “We know David Moyes will look forward to the next footballing chapter. “I am sure he will be ready to get into another job as quick as he can and I am sure he won’t have a lack of offers or opportunities when you have someone who is so hard-working, focused and dedicated in his job.” last_img read more

first_imgThe construction company that was building a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that collapsed and killed six people in March 2018 has won a contract extension for projects at Miami International Airport.According to The Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County commissioners this week unanimously approved the extension into next year for Munilla Construction Management.The vote extends MCM’s $50 million agreement, originally signed in 2011, to manage small construction projects at the airport. The extension makes the deal worth a total of $130 million.Airport officials expect to award a new contract by the end of this year. The bidding process will be open to MCM and other companies.MCM filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and is currently settling claims related to the bridge collapse.last_img read more

first_imgVoters will go the polls in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona despite the coronavirus outbreak. Ohio election officials have closed the polls due to the outbreak.Polls opened at 7 this morning for the presidential primary election in Florida and 19 polling places in Palm Beach County. such as at nursing homes and 55-and-over communities, had to be moved due to the coronavirus. Report to your polling place and they will tell you the new location.Election managers are working to keep poll workers and voters safe by providing masks and hand sanitizer for workers and scrubbing down voting machines. It is unclear how the growing coronavirus crisis will affect voter turnout but the Broward Supervisor of Elections says there will be fewer poll workers because they would rather stay home and away from people.Early voting in Florida ended on Saturday and more than two million Floridians voted early or cast their ballot by mail. In addition to selecting presidential preference, voters will also decide some mayoral races and local commission seats. Polls close at 7. Click here for more information on voting in Palm Beach County.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Babar Azam on Monday broke the record of Virat Kohli by becoming the fastest player to reach the mark of 1,000 T20 international runs as Pakistan smashed 166-3 in the final match of the T20I series against New Zealand in Dubai.Azam reached the milestone in just 26 innings after he reached 48, breaking the previous record set by Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who reached the 1000-run mark in 27 T20I innings.The flashy batsman scored 79 runs in 58 balls with seven boundaries and two maximums, while Mohammad Hafeez smashed a 34-ball 53.  ALSO READ: HBD King Kohli: 3 incidents that changed Virat Kohli’s careerPakistan claimed another T20I series clean sweep in the shortest format of the game as they defeated New Zealand by 47 runs.Leggie Shadab Khan was impressive as he took 3-30 and New Zealand faltered off for just 119 in 16.5 overs.Earlier, Pakistan had won the first match by two runs and the second by six wickets and completed the clean sweep by defeating the Kiwis in the final match of the series. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgAs national signing day has come and gone, it seems like we might have a small break to go into football detox.However, we are wrong.After the Pro Bowl this weekend, in which our favorite NFL players will do their best to not get injured, pro football free agency will start, beginning months of speculation of who will get the franchise tag, get signed by another team or get paid lucrative contracts. Just after free agency comes the NFL Draft, which turns into a two-day extravaganza of speculation, top-10 lists and countless reports from ESPN’s draft team of Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and John Clayton.Just when we thought we would get a break from the game, the college game gets back into swing. Around the same time the draft ends, reports come in from spring practices and games among the college ranks. Preseason rankings are made by college football experts, and they are already discussing who could make it to the national championship which, at that point, is still eight months away.As the rookies from the draft are beginning to sign with their respective teams, we hit NFL training camp, where athletes who have multi-million dollar contracts sleep in dorm rooms and gather on fields in summer’s blazing heat to get into shape for the season. Following that, we get the nonsensical NFL preseason, in which teams figure out their rosters and bide time until the regular season.With 24/7, 365-days-a-year coverage of football, it shows how obsessed we are with the sport. Even in the “dog days of summer” when baseball is at its finest, headlines are seen from NFL training camps about rookie holdouts or Terrell Owens doing sit-ups in his driveway again.Our obsession with football goes far beyond any other sport. The Super Bowl gets more coverage than any other championship series or game than the other major sports. The BCS bowl games get more coverage than most playoff series. This year’s Super Bowl drew 95.4 million viewers, which is huge compared to the 13.6 million viewers the World Series averaged per night in 2008 and 14.9 million viewers per night the Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals attracted.Even if more people watched the Super Bowl than other championship series because it was a one-night affair, that amount of viewers is staggering. Super Bowl XLIII was the third most watched television event in history, trailing behind last year’s Super Bowl between the Giants and the Patriots and the series finale of “M*A*S*H.”With so many people tuning into various professional and college football events, it brings up the question of whether football is America’s sport or if baseball remains America’s pastime.Baseball has traditionally been America’s favorite sport. It is the game we grow up playing and the one that continues to draw fans across the country. It is the game most people can play, and movies about it can bring any man to tears when he hears someone ask his father’s ghost to “have a catch.” But, even during the dog days of summer, there is always football. Before training camps start and mini-camps end, the Arena League starts play, giving us our gridiron fix until the pros started playing again.Football, on the other hand, is one of the prevalent sports on both the collegiate and professional levels. There are only 85 Division I baseball programs compared to the over 100 FBS football programs. On the professional level, NFL teams continue to bring in more fans per game than baseball does.No matter what your opinion is on what our national pastime is or what America’s favorite sport is, football seems to be our nation’s current obsession. Constant stream of news over the Internet and on TV shows we can’t get enough football.Ben Solochek is a senior majoring in journalism and history. Think we are obsessed with football, too? E-mail him at read more

first_img Published on October 6, 2018 at 12:52 am Contact Max: Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Syracuse (5-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) dominated Wake Forest (11-1, 4-1), 2-0, to win its first ACC game in 721 days. The Orange, powered by strong defense and timely offense, have now won its past two games and have much needed momentum going into the homestretch of the season.Here are the best shots from the game.last_img

first_img Published on March 13, 2019 at 10:22 pm Contact Eric: | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+ Toeing the eight-meter arc, Meaghan Tyrrell swung her stick around in a small circle. She took a deep breath, and when the whistle blew, sprinted in toward the goal in a free-position opportunity. Her shot, a lefty overhand attempt, found the back of the net. With eight seconds left, she gave Syracuse a 14-13 advantage. She threw her stick down and jumped into Megan Carney’s arms. After blowing a handful of leads throughout the game, SU earned a one-point advantage with eight seconds left, and never lost it.It took them more than 59 minutes to clinch it, but No. 4 Syracuse (7-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) eventually came away with a 14-13 victory over Florida (3-4) on Wednesday night in Gainesville, Florida. The Orange jumped out to a six-goal advantage in the first half and never trailed after the opening minute, but failed to ever pull away from the Gators. Five different players scored two or more goals for SU, paced by four first-half goals by Emily Hawryschuk. Kassidy Bresnahan put Florida on the board first, scoring just over a minute into the game. But for the next 20 minutes, Syracuse dominated the Gators. Just past the 26-minute mark, Sam Swart tied the game off a pass from Hawryschuk after she cut through the middle of the field. She was followed by Vanessa Costantino, who scored unassisted to give the Orange the lead. From then on, Hawryschuk took over. The junior scored after receiving a screen from Tyrrell and faking a pass to the freshman as she rolled. Then, the two teamed up again during a 3-player motion. Tyrrell shuffled the ball to Hawryschuk who finished to put SU up 4-1. After Swart’s second goal of the game came on a free position shot it was Hawryschuk again, off a slick pass from Nicole Levy, who earned a free position opportunity of her own. Mary Rahal added to Syracuse’s advantage 38 seconds later, when she dodged through three separate Gators defenders and scored on an overhand shot to give SU a 7-1 lead, prompting a Gators timeout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Florida was getting torched on defense, it became flustered on offense as well. For most of the contest, Grace Fahey face-guarded Lindsey Ronbeck, who came into Wednesday’s game with 26 goals, tied with Hawryschuk for ninth in the country. Fahey held her scoreless through the first 16 minutes. Asa Goldstock, meanwhile, saved five of the first six shots she faced.But following that timeout, the Gators appeared more composed. They scored out of the break and were promptly answered by Hawryschuk’s fourth of the game. But then they went on a run. It began on a free position from the left side of the goal and was followed by Ronbeck’s first score of the game, also off a free position attempt.Florida stretched its run to four-straight after a third free position score and a goal on a slow bounce shot to Goldstock’s right. While Rahal tallied the last goal of the half after taking the ball from midfield to score herself, Syracuse clung to just a 9-6 lead heading into the break.Natalie Wallon looked poised to score the first goal of the second half early on, but when her free position shot was stopped, the Gators immediately turned the save into a goal. Cara Trombetta cleared the ball, taking it upfield before finding Grace Haus, who cut SU’s lead to two.While Ronbeck scored soon after off a won draw, Levy quickly doubled the gap off an underhand shot minutes later. The ensuing five minutes saw an uptick in chances for Florida, who was stifled by Goldstock until Ronbeck found an opening in the Syracuse zone and scored with 16:31 left. After a Hawryschuk shot attempt ricocheted off the goalpost, the Gators converted on the other end off a goal from Shannon Kavanaugh, who also scored from the middle of the zone.The goal knotted the game at 10, the first time the teams were tied since the opening minute of the game. The goal pushed Florida’s run to 9-3 since SU had gone up six goals. The teams then alternated goals, with Syracuse scoring two and the Gators one, before the Orange finally regained their two-goal advantage. The insurance came via the stick of Levy, whose second goal came of the game with 5:11 left and pushed the score to 13-11.But just like they’d done all game, the Gators came back. Ronbeck scored twice in a row, including the game-tying goal with 44 seconds left in the game. Morgan Widner won the ensuing draw for Syracuse, who called a timeout six seconds later. Wallon pushed the ball upfield and passed the ball to Tyrrell, who was fouled in inside. That set up the game-winner, the first of her career.Syracuse is back in action on Sunday, when it travels to Lousiville for its third ACC game of the season. Last year, the Orange defeated the Cardinals 19-8 in their regular-season finale.center_img Commentslast_img read more

first_imgUEFA NATIONS LEAGUEAntoine Griezmann scored twice last night as France came from behind to claim a second UEFA Nations League victory and continue Germany’s abysmal run in 2018.The visitors were eyeing just their second competitive win of the year when Toni Kroos scored from the penalty spot after Presnel Kimpembe had handled. But Griezmann levelled for the world champions with a superb looping header from Lucas Hernandez’s cross.He then scored the winner from the spot after a foul on Blaise Matuidi.Didier Deschamps’ side remain unbeaten in the Nations League and top Group A1 with seven points from their three games. They are now unbeaten in 14 fixtures, including the seven that culminated in them lifting the World Cup in Russia this summer.In contrast, Germany are in a rut unlike any they have previously experienced.The result in Paris means they have now suffered six defeats in a calendar year for the first time and, following Saturday’s 3-0 humbling reversal in the Netherlands, have lost two consecutive competitive matches for the first time since 2000.It is sure to further increase the pressure on boss Joachim Low, who oversaw their group-stage exit at the World Cup and now faces the very real possibility of his country being relegated to League B of the Nations League.They are bottom of the group with just one point, having played a game more than the Netherlands.Low’s side were actually the better in Paris in the first half on Tuesday. Utilising the speed of the recalled Leroy Sane, they counter-attacked superbly and deservedly led when Kimpembe blocked the Manchester City winger’s cross with his hand and Kroos converted the resulting penalty.But for Hugo Lloris the lead would have been bigger at the break, with the Tottenham keeper showing awareness and speed to dive in and palm the ball away from the feet of Timo Werner in the box and then keep out Matthias Ginter’s low drive.But Low’s side could not maintain their efforts, allowing France, and Griezmann in particular, to demonstrate the resilience and world-class attacking ability that served them so well in Russia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgAngola and Nigeria have advanced to the knockout phase of the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ in Brazil after victories over Canada and Ecuador respectively.Angola vs CanadaAngola’s second-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup™ match became their second win as the Palanquinhas prevailed 2-1 over Canada on Tuesday evening at Brasilia’s Estadio Bezerrao, ensuring a place in the tournament’s last 16.Substitute forward David netted the dramatic winning goal four minutes into second-half stoppage time.AngolaAgain it was an agile, winger-focused attack that guided Angola to triumph. Zito picked up right where he left off against New Zealand, terrorizing Canadian defenders with his pace and technical ability.The Palanquinhas‘ first go-ahead goal was disallowed for offside in the 90th minute, but eventual goal scorer David would not be denied.CanadaThe Canucks had a bright start but saw two quality chances go begging early, first when Kamron Habibullah pinged the crossbar and later when Angola goalkeeper Geovani made a terrific save of Ralph Priso’s effort.A goal scorer off the bench in Canada’s loss to Brazil, Jacen Russell-Rowe scored as a starter this time out in the 49th minute.Ibrahim Said scored the first hat-trick of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™ to power Nigeria past Ecuador 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Estadio Olimpico in Goiania. The Golden Eaglets mounted a comeback for a second straight match and are now qualified for the Round of 16, sitting on six points.Nigeria vs ColombiaNigeriaSaid starred for Nigeria from start to finish. First, he positioned himself in the right place to capitalize on an errant pass from Ecuador goalkeeper Joan Lopez in the fifth minute.When his side fell behind and trailed well into the second half, Said was there to complete his brace and hat-trick in the 85th and 89th minutes. The second goal was the pick of the bunch, curling, highlight-reel blast from the outside the left corner of the box.EcuadorLa Tri went blow for blow with Nigeria for the majority of the match, trading opportunities.They even came out of the locker room after half-time enjoying more meaningful possession, which led to Johan Mina’s go-ahead penalty goal in the 56th minute. But the Golden Eaglets began to wrest the game from Ecuador in the 80th minute, and their lead slipped away soon thereafter.last_img read more

first_imgHe married his wife, Carli, this past December.Tyler Skaggs will be forever missed by @Angels fans— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) July 2, 2019The Angels announced they will wear jersey patches for the remainder of the season as they continue to honor the pitcher, whom they described during Tuesday’s news conference as having “the type of personality that draws others in.”The Angels will be wearing these black “45” patches on their jersey tonight and will continue to honor Tyler Skaggs this year. They’ll have him on their hearts.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 2, 2019General manager Billy Eppler added the organization “would never be the same.” “He’s got the type of personality that just draws people in,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said at a Tuesday news conference. “This last road trip to Dallas, he came up to me and said, ‘Hey, we’re going to Texas for the next two series. Do you care if we dress up in cowboy gear?’ He kind of spearheaded that (group idea).”That’s one of the last pictures we have of Skaggsy.”MORE: MLB reacts with sadness in immediate aftermath of Tyler Skaggs’ death”Our team will never be the same without him, but forever we’ve been made better by him”— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) July 3, 2019Here was the moment of silence before the— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 3, 2019Corbin, who was clearly emotional during his outing vs. the Marlins, came up to the major leagues alongside Skaggs when both players were members of the Diamondbacks. Skaggs was eventually traded to the Angels, and Corbin signed with the Nationals this past offseason.Corbin etched Skaggs’ number in the dirt behind the slab before his start in addition to changing his jersey. He went on throw seven innings of one-run ball, striking out seven.Patrick Corbin is wearing his friend Tyler Skaggs’ No. 45 tonight.Corbin also etched the digits in the mound behind him.— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 2, 2019A lot of emotion from Patrick Corbin during this postgame interview. Tyler Skaggs was in his wedding this offseason. He fought back tears to start and then had to pause for about 30 seconds before saying: “He’s all I’m thinking about right now.”— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) July 3, 2019Elsewhere in MLB, Trevor Bauer and Jake Odorizzi wrote notes on their caps in memory of Skaggs and Jack Flaherty drew “TSkaggs” on the mound.#BiggerThanBaseball— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 3, 2019Baseball is family.— MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2019Touching tribute from Jack Flaherty. One of the many around MLB honoring Tyler Skaggs. He looks at his cross necklace, writes Tyler’s name, taps near his chest, then points🙏😭💔 #TSkaggs #TylerSkaggs #RIPSkaggs #RIPTylerSkaggs #RIP45 #TS45 #TimeToFly #TheHaloWay #STLCards #LAA— (18-19 CHAMPS-#STLBlues💙🏒) #STLCards❤️⚾️ (@Carditaly006457) July 3, 2019Skaggs was found dead Monday afternoon at the Angels’ hotel in Southlake, Texas, outside Dallas, according to police. The cause of death is not yet known. The mound at Globe Life Park on Tuesday carried Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ No. 45 one day after the 27-year-old died. Fans back in California paid tribute to the left-hander by placing flowers in front of the main Angel Stadium entrance. In Washington, Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin wore No. 45 on his uniform in honor of his friend and former teammate.Those gestures continued leaguewide mourning after several organizations held moments of silence to recognize Skaggs before their games Monday. The displays also sought to appreciate Skaggs and emphasize his upbeat personality.last_img read more