Bats lacking for Angels

first_img Not surprisingly, not many Angels have hit him well during their careers. Garret Anderson is 3 for 18; Darin Erstad is 5 for 20 with one homer; Vladimir Guerrero is 6 for 30 with two homers. Orlando Cabrera, the Game 2 hero, is an exception, hitting .364 (8 for 22) against Johnson in his career. To make matters worse for the Angels, Johnson is pitching better now than he has all season. He hasn’t lost since Aug. 21, going 6-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last eight starts. He was 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts against the Angels this year, but those starts came during a 10-day period in July. “I think the reports when we saw him in the summer, he wasn’t throwing the ball as well as he’s thrown it down the stretch,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “I don’t think there’s anybody that doesn’t see that Randy is throwing the ball to his capability now and it’s come at a great time for the Yankees. “It’s going to be a challenge. He’s a challenge no matter if he has great stuff or not. He’s going out there with great stuff now, and you can see how well he’s pitched recently for those guys.” Johnson went 17-8 with a 3.79 ERA in his first season with the Yankees, signing with George Steinbrenner’s team with one goal in mind to win the World Series. But he heard boos early in the season as he struggled, causing some to wonder if he was finished at age 42. “That’s like comparing (Chone) Figgins and Bengie (Molina) running,” Byrd said of his showdown with the Yankees’ ace. “I’m not going to overpower people, I’m going to change speeds, I’m going to work the corners and try to keep you off-balance. He has more of an intimidating style where he tries to overpower you, and he’s got that really nice complement of a hard fastball and then a nasty slider that breaks at the back leg (of the hitter). It’s as different or contrasting styles as there could possibly be.” Johnson once accidentally killed a bird with a pitch in spring training, but the Angels’ Byrd won’t have to get into the batter’s box like his teammates. Johnson is 15-6 with a 2.93 ERA in 29 career starts against the Angels, mostly while he was with the Seattle Mariners. NEW YORK — Don’t look now, but the “Big Diesel Freight Train’ is fueling up for a head-on collision with the “Little Engine That Could.” Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson is better known as the “Big Unit,” but Angels pitcher Paul Byrd used the locomotive analogy when asked to compare Johnson to himself. The two pitchers with contrasting styles will hook up tonight in the pivotal Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium, with the series tied, 1-1. center_img “Obviously, I’m not happy with the ups and downs that I had, but I think any pitcher out there that didn’t win 17 games would love to have 17 wins. It’s funny that we say I had an off-year, and still won 17 games. “I understand I’m here to get this team over the top, and with that, there’s no making mistakes.” The Angels’ hitters aren’t exactly going into tonight’s game hitting well in the series, regardless of the pitcher, particularly three of their most important bats. Anderson is 0 for 8, Figgins is 0 for 8 and Guerrero is 1 for 6 with a single. Guerrero has only one home run in his past 52 at-bats, going back to Sept. 15. “We need Garret and we need Vlad and we need Figgy to set the tone,” Scioscia said. “You’re not going to have every guy in the lineup swinging the bat well at the same time. But when we talk about the middle of the lineup, especially Garret and Vlad, we absolutely are going to need offense from them if we’re going to get by in this series.” Truth is, neither team has hit well because both teams have pitched well in the first two games. The Angels are hitting .219 as a team, the Yankees .227. The Yankees’ trio of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield are a combined 4 for 21, all four hits being singles. 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

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Fouch’s faith

first_imgREDLANDS – The routine is familiar to Ronnie Fouch. Fouch, on the Thursday before a Friday night football game, will have a steak dinner with his family, complete with a salad and baked potato. The sports-minded clan includes father John, the athletic director at Sacred Heart Academy in Redlands; mother Rhonda, the Redlands East Valley High School athletic director; and sister Johnna, an eighth-grade club volleyball whiz who attends Sacred Heart. After eating, Ronnie will retreat to his bedroom, where he carefully has laid out well-wishing notes from his family members and favorite Bible verses such as Philippians 4:13: “I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That inner strength allowed the Redlands East Valley junior to charge onto the University of Redlands field last Friday night to lead the Wildcats against rival Redlands before 7,200 in the Smudge Pot game. REV prevailed 27-12, with Fouch completing 25-of-33 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns. This Friday at Eisenhower, he will try to do the same against the Eagles. “Ronnie is a very faith-driven kid,” Rhonda Fouch said. “He has his pregame routine that is the result of him attending Sacred Heart Academy from (kindergarten) through eighth grade.” Like a couple of renowned Catholic quarterbacks – Joe Montana and Tom Brady – Ronnie has an other-worldly knack for coming through in the clutch. Some of the feats he has performed on the field at the prep level have been downright Montana- or Brady-like. center_img Against Murrieta Valley, on Sept. 17 of last year, he threw two touchdown bombs to wide receiver Isaiah Burel in the final one minute, 29 seconds to give REV a 21-21 tie. The final pass came on the last play of the game, a 47-yard “Hail Mary” heave to Burel, who out-leaped three defenders in the end zone. Against Eisenhower, on Oct. 23 of last year, he accomplished the near impossible. Trailing Ike by three points, REV got the ball at its 35 with 25 seconds left. He hit Austin Bean on a 49-yard strike with eight ticks left. Then he rolled to the right and arched a pass to all-county wideout Lance Evbuomwan in the corner of the end zone. Evbuomwan out-jumped a defender and tumbled out of the end zone with the winning catch. Ronnie recently showed up for an interview in the REV team room, looking unimposing and boyish in a red USC T-shirt and black knee-length shorts. He recalled that memorable comeback against Eisenhower. “We were down against Ike, but we executed at the end and our offensive linemen did their jobs and Lance made an unbelievable catch,” Ronnie said. “It wasn’t the greatest pass.” More than any one pass, REV coach Kurt Bruich appreciated his quarterback’s mindset. As Ike was driving for a late touchdown to go ahead, Ronnie was on the sideline already warming up. “In his mind he was already saying, ‘If they score, then we’re going to score.’ ” Bruich said. “Not too many kids that age have that kind of poise and character.” An understated 16-year-old who is almost too good to be true, Ronnie attends Sacred Heart Church every Sunday with teammates like Andrew Sidor and Nick Wells. Soon Ronnie will be confirmed, a rite of passage in the Catholic church. “Ronnie has a lot of faith, but he’s quiet about it and doesn’t preach,” said proud papa John Fouch, the former Redlands High School and University of Redlands quarterback. “He keeps it to himself.” As for Ronnie’s talent, it’s out there for all to see. This season he has passed for 1,292 yards and 18 touchdowns, completing 88 of 144 passes (61 percent) with only one interception. Two Fridays ago he riddled A.B. Miller for 201 yards and three touchdowns. “He’s awfully good,” Miller coach John Tyree said. “They’re a passing team and, if you blitz them, he immediately knows where the blitz is coming from and throws there. He’s been well-schooled by someone.” Added Redlands coach Jim Walker: “Ronnie has really grown up and is running that offense well. He’s doing a better job of getting rid of the ball and not taking the big sack. “He’s an intelligent kid with his life in order and his faith and all of the positive things a young man can have.” Besides ability and a strong personal foundation, the athletic lineage is there. Ronnie’s grandfather John played running back for USC and passed down the sporting genes to his son John. Ronnie’s dad was a star at Redlands High School, who helped the Terriers to a victory against Fontana as a junior in 1974. But as a senior, the John Tyree-coached Steelers edged the Terriers to become the first Fohi team to defeat Redlands. “I coached against the dad in ’75,” Tyree said. “The dad was good, but Ronnie is better.” Tyree’s assessment gave John Fouch pause. “Ronnie doesn’t run, whereas I was partly a running quarterback,” he said. “Back then the CBL was called the black-and-blue league. It was mostly running. We threw 15 times a game and that was a lot. “Ronnie is better coached. His quarterback coach, Boyd Lium, has done a great job. Things are a lot more sophisticated now with all of the reading of coverages. Back when I played, you’d send a guy on a curl route and just drill it to him.” By contrast, the REV quarterback operates a high-tech spread that sends three and four receivers on routes. Ronnie has to process information quickly, making his reads in an instant and throwing to the open man. His active and sharp mind (he has a 3.7 grade point average) aids him. He showed his ability last Friday night in the first half against Redlands, driving the team 75 yards to score with one second left in the half on a 27-yard pass to Evbuomwan. That score was vital, giving REV a 13-12 lead. Bruich said his junior QB has good speed, but could be quicker. Otherwise, he is not complaining. “He was born to be a quarterback,” the fourth-year REV coach said. “There are a lot of things he does that not many high school kids do. What he can do mentally has allowed our offense to evolve.” Which is not to say that Ronnie hasn’t struggled occasionally. After another tie with Murrieta Valley this season, he apologized to the team for his performance, taking the blame for the outcome. In the playoffs last season he was under siege by Lakewood defenders, swarmed under repeatedly before he could deliver the ball. It was a learning experience and a letdown. “It was sort of a confidence-shattering thing,” Ronnie said. “I started looking at the rush instead of my receivers. I should have been trying to make a play.” The REV star bounced back and is making plays now. This Friday night, bolstered by his unshakable faith, he will try to make some more. THE FOUCH FILE Name: Ronnie Fouch School: REV Position: Quarterback Year: JuniorNotable: Mother Rhonda is a native of Hawaii who played basketball and volleyball at the University of Redlands. … Is proud of his Hawaiian heritage, having attended a Hawaiian cultural camp after fifth grade at Rhonda’s alma mater, Kamehameha High School. … Middle name is “Kainoa” which means “unrestricted, free-flowing water.” … Played AYSO soccer with current teammates Andrew Sidor and Tyler Banta and against big REV lineman Carl Wilson (6-5, 280). … Was MVP of the REV freshman and junior varsity basketball teams and will play on varsity this season. … Enjoys surfing. 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

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JRU repulses St. Benilde, tightens grip on 3rd spot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Jed Mendoza topscored for the Heavy Bombers with 19 points, powered by his 4-of-6 three-point shooting clip, along with four boards and three dimes.Ervin Grospe had 14 points and six assists, while Abdulwahab Abdulrazak chimed in a double-double of 12 markers and 10 rebounds in the victory.“This win helps us in terms of us now seeing a glimpse of our chance making it to the Final Four,” said coach Vergel Meneses, as JRU tightened its hold on the third spot with a 9-6 card.But the PBA legend refused to step on the brakes ahead of Heavy Bombers’ duel against San Sebastian on Friday.“We’re hoping to still win against San Sebastian to better our chances,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:15Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Bolick: ‘I love playing against Perpetual’ MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary JRU enjoyed an 18-point lead, 53-35, in the third quarter before St. Benilde made a furious rally to slice the lead down to six, 67-61, early in the fourth period.But Teodoro was there to douse the uprising, triggering the 17-7 killer run to push the Heavy Bombers’ lead to 84-68 with 3:42 left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeneses called out his players for once again falling to the trap of complacency after taking that big lead.“They tend to relax when it comes to our defense. That can’t happen in the NCAA because any team can come back from any deficit,” he said.center_img Clement Leutcheu paced the skidding St. Benilde (3-12) with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Dino San Juan had 14 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:JRU 90 – Mendoza 19, Teodoro 16, Grospe 14, Abdulrazak 12, Dela Virgen 9, David 8, Sawat 5, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 3, Castor 0, Mariano 0, Mate 0.ST. BENILDE 77 – Leutcheu 25, San Juan 14, Domingo 10, Dixon 9, Belgica 7, Naboa 6, Johnson 3, Suarez 2, Castor 1, Pili 0, Sta. Maria 0, Velasco 0, Mercado 0.Quarters: 21-20, 51-35, 67-59, 90-77. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University shrugged off the late surge from St. Benilde to take the 90-77 victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Tey Teodoro fired nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as he shot 2-of-5 from downtown, on top of two rebounds and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Knee arthroscopy- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesKnee scope – arthroscopic lateral retinacular release – discharge; Synovectomy – discharge; Patellar debridement – discharge; Meniscus repair – discharge; Lateral release – discharge; Collateral ligament repair ? discharge; Knee surgery – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had surgery to check for problems in your knee (knee arthroscopy). You may have been checked for:Torn meniscus. Meniscus is cartilage that cushions the space between the bones in the knee. Surgery is done to repair or remove it.Torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)Inflamed or damaged lining of the joint. This lining is called the synovium.Misalignment of the kneecap (patella). Misalignment puts the kneecap out of position.Small pieces of broken cartilage in the knee jointBakers cyst — a swelling behind the knee that is filled with fluid. Sometimes this occurs when there is inflammation (soreness and pain) from other causes, like arthritis. The cyst can be removed during this surgery.Some fractures of the bones of the kneeWhat to Expect at HomeYou may be able to put weight on your knee in the first week after having this surgery. Most people can return to their normal activities within the first month. You may need to be on crutches for a while. Ask your doctor if there are activities you should limit.If you have a more complicated knee arthroscopy procedure, you may not be able to walk for several weeks. You may also need to use crutches or a knee brace. Full recovery may take several months to a year.advertisementPainPain is normal after knee arthroscopy. It should get better over time.Your doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicine. Get it filled when you go home so that you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when as soon as pain starts. This will prevent it from getting too bad.You may have received a nerve block, so you dont feel pain during and after surgery. Make sure you take your pain medicine. The nerve block will wear off, and pain can return very quickly.Taking ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medicine may also help. Ask your doctor what other medicines are safe to take with your pain medicine.Do NOT drive if you are taking narcotic pain medicine. This medicine may make you too sleepy to drive safely.ActivityYour doctor will ask you to rest when you first go home. Keep your leg propped up on 1 or 2 pillows. Place the pillows under your foot or calf muscle. This helps control swelling in your knee.For most procedures, you may start to put weight on your leg soon after surgery, unless your doctor or nurse tells you NOT to.Start slowly by walking around the house. You may need to use crutches at first to help you keep from putting too much weight on your knee.Try not to stand for long periods.Do any exercises you doctor taught you.Do not jog, swim, do aerobics, or ride a bicycle until your doctor tells you it is okay.Ask your doctor when you can return to work or drive again.Wound CareYou will have a dressing and an ace bandage around your knee when you go home. Do not remove these until your doctor or nurse says it is okay. Keepthe dressing and bandageclean and dry.Place an ice pack on your knee 4 to 6 times a day for the first 2 or 3 days. Be careful not to get the dressing wet. Do NOT use a heating pad.Keep the ace bandage on until your doctor or nurse tells you it is okay to remove it.If you need to change your dressing for any reason, put the ace bandage back on over the new dressing.Wrap the ace bandage loosely around your knee. Start from the calf and wrap it around your leg and knee.Do NOT wrap it too tightly.When you shower, wrap your leg in plastic to keep it from getting wet until your stitches or tape (Steri-Strips) have been removed. After that, you may get the incisions wet when you shower. Be sure to dry the area well.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if:Blood is soaking through your dressing, and the bleeding does not stop when you put pressure on the areaPain does not go away after you take pain medicineYou have swelling or pain in your calf muscleYour foot or toes look darker than normal or are cool to the touchYou have redness, pain, swelling, or yellowish discharge from your incisionsYou have a temperature higher than 101 FReferencesadvertisement Phillips BB, Mihalko MJ. Arthroscopy of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 51.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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DAY THREE SUMMARY- SENIORS 2006 NTL

first_imgDay 3 at the seniors NTL was hot and not just in the competition…the weather had taken a turn for the worst, bringing out the swimming pools and the doctors. It was not to last though, as the storm clouds rolled in for the final rounds of the day (thankfully no rain, just a little heat relief). The competition was also heating up as teams fired up as they were heading for the finals…MENS 30’s: It was day three that saw the Sydney Mets record their first non-win, well sort of, they didn’t lose but instead managed a draw against the Sydney Scorpions. The Scorpions scored in the final minute of play to seal the 4-4 draw.The Suns and Defence Warriors fill the remaining top four spots, with the fourth placed Warriors facing the fifth placed Sharks tomorrow morning in a qualifying final for the last semi final position. It will certainly take a mighty effort from the Suns, Scorpions, Warriors or Sharks to bring down the Mets, aiming for their fourth title in a row.WOMENS 30’s: After a tight Womens 30’s series, the showdown begins tomorrow with the semi nfinals set to produce some brilliant matches.The Scorpions may have finished undefeated, but this will not matter to their cross-town rivals the Mets, who will be keen to upset the favourites in their semi.In the second semi it will be the Southern Suns and the Rustlers, who both finished strongly with 6-3 and 5-3 wins over the Sharks and Cyclones respectively.     MENS 35’S: The Mens 35’s top four for the semi finals is signed, sealed and delivered. The Sharks will face the Rustlers in the first semi final, while the Mets and Scorpions will play in the second one. The Sharks have not been troubled yet, although they were not entirely convincing over both the Mets and the Scorpions, both times winning 5-3. Tomorrow’s action in the Mens 35’s will certainly be tough.WOMENS 35’S: The Womens 35’s still takes the cake for the most even division, with the Sharks clear on top with 6 wins and 1 loss, with just one match tomorrow morning before finals.However, second through to fifth is an entirely different story, as the Rustlers, Suns and Hornets have all recorded 3 wins apiece, while the Eagles have recorded two wins. This division is up and down like a yo-yo and with the finals series being a straight 1-2 grand final. Stay tuned tomorrow; it’s set to be a cracker!MENS 40’S: Day three action saw some good matches in the Mens 40’s division, with the Mets holding off a spirited Barbarians attack 5-3, a great 3-2 win for the Cyclones over the Rustlers and the Sharks taking 4 touchdowns off the Scorpions, recording a 7-4 loss.At the end of the day it was the Scorpions who were untroubled at the top of the ladder and who will go through to the first semi final against the winner of the fourth vs fifth quarter final the Sydney Mets, while the Suns face the Sharks in tomorrow’s second semi final.In the fourth vs fifth quarter final, the Defence came from 2-0 down at half time, to force the game into a drop off, where the drop off lasted for almost 8 minutes before the Mets crossed the line for the winning score. They’ll have their work cut out against the force of the Scorpions in tomorrow’s semi final.The remaining teams will fight it out for the Plate final tomorrow.WOMENS 40’S: The Womens 40’s finished off their round matches with some great Touch Footy, a 1-0 win for the Eagles over the Cyclones was a great defensive exhibition, while the Scorpions 4-3 win over the Rustlers was a touchdown for touchdown affair.The Eagles win saw them through to the final four, facing the Sydney Scorpions in the first semi final, while the Suns will face the Cobras in the second semi final.MENS 45’S: The moment of the day in the Mens 45’s had to be when the boys in the Fishbowl pointed out TFA’s Member Services Manager Peter Topp in his field one match at 5:40pm…they very kindly dedicated the next song…’Top Cat’…to the Fishbowl Favourite. Great work Toppy.The day three action in the Mens 45’s saw the ACT side narrowly miss a semi final berth, their late charge not enough to win them fourth position.The Cobras finished undefeated with 4-1 and 6-2 wins over the Eagles and Suns respectively sealing their unbeaten run and their position in the first semi final against the Suns.The Mets and Northern Eagles will face off in the second semi final tomorrow.MENS 50’S: The heat on day three seemed to bring the front runners back to the pack in the Mens 50’s, with several close games…The Cyclones held off the Cobras 3-2, while the Rustlers and Scorpions drew 2-2 and most other games were decided by no more than 1-2 touchdowns.Tomorrow, the Hornets will face the Cobras in the first semi final, while the Rustlers and Scorpions will follow up their earlier draw with another meeting in the second semi final.last_img read more

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TFA Supports ‘It Stops With Me’ Campaign

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to be joining the campaign to fight racism through the ‘It Stops With Me’ National Anti-Racism Strategy launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2012. TFA joins many sporting organisations supporting the campaign, committing to play a visible role by taking a public stance against racism in the community.The purpose of the campaign is to ensure more Australian’s recognise that racism is unacceptable in our community; give more Australians, at an individual and organisation level, the tools and resources to take practical action against racism; and empower individuals and organisations to prevent and respond effectively to racism where it may happen. Over the next three years, the National Anti-Racism Strategy will focus on five key priority areas: schools and higher education, the media, government service provision, workplaces and the internet.This Strategy calls on all members of the Australian community to work towards eradicating the barriers to equality that result from racism. Ultimately, racism stops because of the actions we take individually and collectively. We all have a role to play in taking action against racism wherever we see it and supporting initiatives to stop it from happening.For more information about the ‘Racism – It Stops With Me’ campaign or to sign up as supporter, please visit the following website – http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.auRelated Links‘It Stops With Me’ Campaignlast_img read more

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10 months agoRoma president Pallotta admits no holds barred Monchi meeting

first_imgRoma president Pallotta admits no holds barred Monchi meetingby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma president James Pallotta admits he’s had a no holds barred meeting in Boston with sports director Monchi.Roma are currently struggling in seventh position.“We had a very productive three days together in Boston discussing both the football and business activities of the club,” said Pallotta.“It goes without saying that no one at the club is happy with the results and performances so far this season and we had an open and honest conversation about issues that we need to address and improve as a matter of urgency to get our season back on track.“There was a lot of straight talking and everything was put on the table. Our only goal now is to do better in everything we do and we will work on that together – from me, our board, our management team, Monchi, Di Francesco, our football operations staff, the players and all the staff.“Together we haven’t met the very high expectations we have set for ourselves – and have tried to deliver on in recent seasons – and that must improve. Together we are working to address that.“If anyone at the club is not committed to being part of a team effort, there’s no place for them here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson: I’d welcome new striker

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Hodgson: I’d welcome new strikerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has opened the door to signing a new striker in January.Hodgson was asked about his market plans after victory over Wolves.He said, “We’ve got a man coming back we hope. Benteke trains with us tomorrow and obviously he’ll be fully back with us in the course of the next week. If he gets match fit then that will be to an extent a new signing this year because we’ve hardly seen him.“If there are other players that the club can bring in, I certainly won’t be averse to that because we have a very small squad and we haven’t had a lot to back us up at the minute. We’re on the lookout of course and the chairman and technical director are anxious to do what they can to give me and my coaching staff more support, but it’s not easy certainly when you have limited transfer resources.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photos: Honeymooners Sporting Their Tux And Wedding Dress Are At Kentucky’s Game vs. South Carolina

first_imgHoneymooners in wedding tux and dress at Kentucky vs. South Carolina.It’s Valentine’s Day, so it’s fairly fitting that a recently married couple is attending Kentucky’s game against South Carolina at Rupp Arena this afternoon. The couple, which got married Friday night, is sitting in the upper section of the Wildcats’ arena, with the groom sporting his tuxedo and the bride still wearing her wedding dress. Check it out: Here’s our new favorite honeymooners sitting 1st row upper arena @Rupp_Arena after getting married last night pic.twitter.com/v6k9s9Bea5— Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) February 14, 2015There’s a bride at Rupp Arena today: pic.twitter.com/hmWR6RHcPx— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) February 14, 2015How grand is UK basketball? These fine Kentucky folks were just married in the Commonwealth’s church, Rupp Arena. #fb pic.twitter.com/1QwZNQMDOc— Benjamin Riggs (@bpriggs) February 14, 2015Woman in wedding dress watching basketball in second level of Rupp Arena. (Above A in Whitaker). pic.twitter.com/ZhmxF36x6Z— Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) February 14, 2015Love and Basketball combine @Rupp_Arena for @KentuckyMBB vs South Carolina. #BBN #Bluelyweds pic.twitter.com/Na3HgVOs1C— KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV) February 14, 2015Basketball, clearly, reigns supreme in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky and South Carolina are currently playing on ESPN.last_img read more

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TRS banks on good show by regional parties in LS polls

first_imgHyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Monday said most of the regional parties are confident of turning in a good performance in the Lok Sabha elections, giving a boost to its chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s idea of forging a non-Congress, non-BJP federal front post-poll.TRS spokesperson Abid Rasool Khan said most of the regional parties were confident of getting lot of seats, and claimed they were open to the idea of such a front proposed by the Telangana Chief Minister. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”As soon as the (Lok Sabha election) results are out, there would be parleys and formation of a (federal) front. If it has the majority, it will form the government,” Khan told PTI. If this proposed front falls short of numbers, it will decide what role it should play and “how it will have control over the government so that the states don’t suffer and policies of the states are not affected,” he said. TRS is counting on parties such as the SP, BSP, BJD and YSRCP to be on board the proposed federal front, party leaders have said earlier. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedKhan said his party was ready to support the YSRCP in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, where Assembly and Lok Sabha elections would be held simultaneously on April 11, so long as it has no truck with the BJP or Congress. In what way the TRS, the ruling party in Telangana, would back YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh is a matter of “political strategisation” between the leadership of the two outfits, he added. Khan said the AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP, Asaduddin Owaisi would campaign for TRS candidates in “all the districts, wherever we require his support, wherever there is sizeable population of minorities and Dalits, and we will extend our support to him in Hyderabad.” TRS deputy floor leader in the Lok Sabha and Karimnagar MP, B Vinod Kumar, claimed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is also the TDP chief, was facing “lot of anti-incumbency” and it might help the YSRCP. Kumar said Chandrasekhar Rao would kick off the party’s campaign in Telangana with a public meeting in Karimnagar in March third week. The TRS, which won 11 of the total 17 seats in the previous Lok Sabha elections in 2014, was already in campaign mode with the party last week initiating Parliamentary constituency-wise meetings chaired by its working president K T Rama Rao. The TRS has said it aims to win 16 seats in the April 11 Lok Sabha polls in Telangana, leaving the Hyderabad segment to Owaisi who would be backed by the party.last_img read more

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