Mauricio Pochettino stresses need for first Tottenham win

first_img Pochettino, who is still without injured play-maker Christian Eriksen, believes Spurs having been slowly improving and they now need to top that off with a first win of the campaign. “It is important,” he said of the need to take three points off Sunderland. “Always when Tottenham play it is important to win. We need to start to win the games because our performances have been good but in football it is all about the results. “I think against Everton we competed much better than we did against Leicester and Stoke City. I think that we improve our level of focus during the game and now we need to follow in the same way. We have the quality to win the game.” Defender Kyle Walker echoed the opinions of his manager and is hopeful that victory in the north-east can give Spurs the foundation to hit a good run of form. “If we keep playing how we’ve been playing, the results will come,” he said. “If we get one win, we’ll get on a roll. It’s all about momentum and confidence and as soon as we get that, we’ll be flying. They haven’t had the best of starts but we know they still have quality throughout that squad.” Two Sunderland players who will be looking to impress and guide Dick Advocaat’s side to victory are former Tottenham pair Jermain Defoe and Younes Kaboul. Defoe was a firm fans’ favourite during two spells at White Hart Lane while Kaboul was one of Pochettino’s vice-captains last year, and Walker expects both to put in a shift. “We all know what Jermain Defoe can do in and around the box,” he said. “We’ll have to be switched on throughout. Younes Kaboul has just gone there as well. He was a fantastic servant to the club and taught me a lot when I first arrived, so I always be thankful for that. “It will be tough but if we stick to our game plan and what we’ve been working on this week there is no reason why we can’t go there and get the three points. “I think it will be an exciting game. We always want to take the game to our opponents but we’ll also respect Sunderland at their place.” Spurs have drawn their last three Premier League games having started the season with defeat at Manchester United, with Harry Kane yet to score a goal so far. However, they travel to the Stadium of Light with new signings Son Heung-min and Clinton N’Jie in contention to make their debuts and with Kane having scored twice on international duty with England. Mauricio Pochettino insists his Tottenham side are performing well enough to be winning games – even though they remain without a victory ahead of Sunday’s trip to Sunderland. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Colin Reichenberger breaks reception yardage record; individual stats of Friday’s game included

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner County — Wellington junior wide receiver Colin Reichenberger broke the Wellington High School reception record for a game Friday evening in Goddard.Reichenberger accumulated 269 yards on 10 receptions in Wellington’s 34-28 victory over Goddard. He caught three touchdown passes of 69, 35, and 66 yards.The previous record was for Mark Sneed, who accumulated 223 yards in 1981.Reichenberger and Quarterback Trevor Nance were also amongst the elite in several categories. Below are a list of the WHS record for which were shuffled due to the Nance to Reichenberger connection.There were no records we could find about the longest interception. Connor Phelps returned an 82-yard touchdown reception (90 if you count where he caught the ball). We are guessing it was one of the longest in WHS history, nevertheless. Here’s a video we found on youtube of the interception:WHS records:Reception yards (game). 1. Colin Reichenberger, 269, Goddard, 2013.2. Mark Sneed, 223, 1981.3. Weiss, 149, Clearwater, 20124. Garrett Brinkmeyer, 147, 2003. PuntsAttemptsYardsAverage Passing per game 1. Linn Hibbs 294, Norton, 1981.2. Ryan Jenkins, 278, Andale, 2011.3. Mike Sandell, 274, Ark City, 1976.4. Travor Nance, 272, Goddard, 2013.5. Trevor Nance, 269, Clearwater, 20126. Jay Mitchell, 258, Maize, 1997.7. Taylor Zeka, 250, Ulysses, 2000. Massi Mikle15 Touchdown receptions (single game)1. Larry LeMaster, 4, 1976.2. Dink McEachern, 3, 1949.2. Dick Graves, 3, 1967.2. Loren Hibbs, 3, 1978.2. Phil McComb, 3, 1979.2. Mark Sneed, 3, 1981.2. Jeremy Troutman, 3, 1991.2. Garrett Brinkmeyer, 3, Andale, 2003.2. Jeremy Edwards, 3, Kingman, 2009.2. Colin Reichenberger, 3, Goddard, 2013. PassingCompletionsYardsIntercepted Connor Kirby322 Austin Dunn1427 Beau Fisher1136 Total45300 Connor Phelps77 Jaron Palmer850 Nance518537 Jaron Palmer110 Total2656 Goddard415539 WELLINGTON GODDARD GODDARD Kyle Young748 Remington Gilkey15 WELLINGTON Trevor Nance122720 5-252-20 RushingAttemptsYards GODDARD Austin Dunn11 Austin Chippeuax330 Trevor Nance110 WELLINGTON Andrew Horn12 Beau Fisher17 Connor Kirby14 PenaltiesWellingtonGoddard •••••The following were individual statistics from Friday night’s game: Receptions (single game)1. Dave Hall, 12, 19722. Linn Hibbs, 12, Ark. City, 1979.3. Reichenberger, 10, Goddard, 2013.4. Garrett Brinkmeyer, 9, Chaparral, 2003.5. Dink McEachern, 7, 1949.6. Dave Tapp, 7, 1965.7. Dick Graves, 7, 1968.8. Mark Sneed, 7, 1981.9. Rueban Lake, 7, 1999. Tucker Vang18162 ReceivingCompletionsYards Tucker Vang101073 Andrew Horn37 Colin Reichenberger10269 Longest pass reception 1. Jay Mitchell-Danny Crittenden, 90, 1998.2. Taylor Zeka-J.J. Avalos, 84, 2001.3. Phil McComb-Jeff Sneed, 80, 1979.4. Mike Cypert-David Hall, 79, 19725. Calder Cody-Lars White, 76, 2005.6. Trevor Nance-Colan Macias, 70, 2012.7. Travor Nance-Colin Reichenberger, 69, 20137. Taylor Zeka-J.J. Avalos, 69, 2001.8. Linn Hibbs-Mark Sneed, 68, 1981.8. Nate Cornejo-David Teague, 68, 1995.8. Trevor Nance-Alex Weiss, 68, Clearwater, 2012. Individual statisticslast_img read more

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Samuel Eto’o praises Uganda cranes performance

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Uganda cranesKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four-time African Player of the Year Award winner and ex-Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has praised Uganda Cranes good performance at the on-going 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The Cranes are the only team from the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) region that have qualified for the last 16 stage in the tournament. The likes of Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi all failed to go past the group stage.Eto’o told URN on Wednesday that he is impressed with Uganda’s style of play and maturity on the pitch. “The Ugandan team has really improved and I like the way they work together as a team,” added the former star.He however noted that they need to start utilizing the many chances they create. “In football the goals matter a lot and now they are going to the knockout stage where goals will surely count,” noted Eto.The former Cameroon international said he is impressed with the level of football at the tournament where some teams that have not played at the tournament before like Madagascar have made it to the knock out stage. Eto’o is among the seven legends selected by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as ambassadors for the 2019 AFCON. The others are; Mahmoud El Khateeb (Egypt), Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba (Both Côte d’Ivoire), Rabah Madjer (Algeria), Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria) and El Hadji Diouf (Senegal).*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Klopp said Lampard gave him a giggle at the sidelines during Super Cup faceoff

first_imgImage Courtesy: LFCTV/Getty ImagesAdvertisement zytNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsokbsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebq56( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2k0Would you ever consider trying this?😱zj2qCan your students do this? 🌚y1Roller skating! Powered by Firework The tedious and lengthy final at Istanbul was not anticipated by either of the Liverpool and Chelsea gaffers, but Reds boss Jürgen Klopp revealed that Lampard’s quip made him crack up in the dugout.Advertisement Image Courtesy: LFCTV/Getty ImagesBoth clubs have Premier League fixtures this weekend as usual, and none of the bosses were expecting the Super Cup final to go into extra time.‘Nobody wanted extra-time tonight. They play Sunday at home to Leicester, but they have played on Sunday [last week] so there was no advantage tonight, but for the next game it will be pretty tough.” Klopp said during post match interview.Advertisement Although, the German admitted that the mood lightened up after a witty remark about Liverpool’s upcoming fixture from Lampard.Klopp went on: ‘After 90 minutes I think, when it was close to the final whistle, Frank Lampard asked me, “Where do you play and when do you play?” And I said, “Saturday at Southampton.” And he said, “Oh, congratulations”.Advertisement The match ended 1-1 in normal time, with Olivier Giroud opening up the scorecard for the Blues, the equalizer came from Sadio Mané. The Senegalese forward put the Reds ahead again by the 95th minute, but Jorginho balanced it out from the spot.Ultimately it was Liverpool who lifted the trophy, after they beat Lampard’s side 5-4 in the penalties, as Tammy Abraham’s shot was deflected by Adrián who is now accused by Chelsea fans on being off the goal line during the kick. Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘Irish Water must hear the community at west Donegal meeting’ – Councillor

first_imgIrish Water are set to meet with councillors on Thursday in the Dungloe over the ongoing water network issues in the Falcarragh and the wider Cloughaneely area, it has been confirmed. Last week, Irish Water confirmed that the water supply between Gortahork and Falcarragh had been scheduled for imminent, fast-tracked maintenance works. At the time, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Seamus O’Domhnaill confirmed to Donegal Daily that funding had been sanctioned for the upgrades and design to commence in the several weeks – with all maintenance to the water supply expected to be complete by October 2019. However, Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has called on the utility company to also meet with businesses and community representatives.He said: “Cloch Cheannfhaola and An Fál Carrach have been plagued with problems with their water supply for a number of years and I have made representations on their behalf to Irish Water over that period of time.“In the last six months or so, as the water situation in the area got worse, I asked Irish Water to come to the area to see the conditions for themselves and to talk to the community there to hear how they are affected.“At long last, Irish Water have agreed to a meeting, but it is to be in Dungloe Thursday the 16th at 10am and the only people invited are the Glenties MD councillors. “This is not good enough,” he added.“They need to see for themselves what the water problems are and listen to how this affects the local community.“I know if this on-going problem was affecting me and my family or business I’d be at this meeting.”‘Irish Water must hear the community at west Donegal meeting’ – Councillor was last modified: May 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FalcarraghIrish Waterlast_img read more

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Raiders place Feliciano on IR, sign two guards

first_imgALAMEDA — With both guard spots up in the air heading in to their Week 15 road game in Cincinnati, the Raiders added Cameron Hunt and Denver Kirkland Tuesday to the 53-man roster.Jon Feliciano, who started at left guard in a 24-21 win over Pittsburgh, was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury and will miss the last three games of the season. The Raiders also waived C.J. Anderson, the former Denver running back who was added to the roster last week and was not active against …last_img read more

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Oakland Athletics sweep the New York Yankees behind another solid Tanner Roark start

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s swept the Yankees with a 5-3 win on Thursday night. They’ve now won six of their last seven games against the two teams with the best records in the American League.The A’s got to Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka early, loading the bases in the first inning on Marcus Semien’s double and back-to-back walks to Robbie Grossman and Matt Chapman and scoring RBI singles by Matt Olson and Mark Cahna.Related Articles MLB Winter Meetings: A’s lose All-Star closer, Coliseum to add more netting What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race Oakland would small-ball its way to a couple more runs, taking on two more in the third on Chapman’s RBI single scored Grossman, who had tripled to lead off the inning, and a Yankees throwing error on Stephen Piscotty’s ground ball.Tanner Roark delivered his third straight quality start, holding the Yankees to two runs through 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven with no walks. He gave up a run in the fifth and a home run to Gleyber Torres on a fastball down the pike, the last pitch he’d throw Thursday. Former Oakland A’s lefty Brett Anderson finds new home with Brewers center_img Player to be named later in A’s Jurickson Profar trade revealed MLB Winter Meetings: A’s trade for Phillies’ Rule 5 pick in transaction flurry Torres hit another home run off Joakim Soria in the ninth inning, he’d finish the night with four hits.last_img read more

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Sacrificial Love Evolved from Colored Beards

first_imgScientific jargon is like a foreign language to most lay people, but anyone stumbling across a paper on “altruism through beard chromodynamics” in Nature1 this week must surely wonder what on earth Vincent Jansen and Minus van Baalen were talking about.  Let’s see if their introduction can explain, or if Nature has printed a grown-up version of Dr. Seuss:The evolution of altruism, a behaviour that benefits others at one’s own fitness expense, poses a darwinian paradox.  The paradox is resolved if many interactions are with related individuals so that the benefits of altruism are reaped by copies of the altruistic gene in other individuals, a mechanism called kin selection.  However, recognition of altruists could provide an alternative route towards the evolution of altruism.  Arguably the simplest recognition system is a conspicuous, heritable tag, such as a green beard.  Despite the fact that such genes have been reported, the ‘green beard effect’ has often been dismissed because it is unlikely that a single gene can code for altruism and a recognizable tag.  Here we model the green beard effect and find that if recognition and altruism are always inherited together, the dynamics are highly unstable, leading to the loss of altruism.  In contrast, if the effect is caused by loosely coupled separate genes, altruism is facilitated through beard chromodynamics in which many beard colours co-occur.  This allows altruism to persist even in weakly structured populations and implies that the green beard effect, in the form of a fluid association of altruistic traits with a recognition tag, can be much more prevalent than hitherto assumed.   (Emphasis added.)Evolutionists sometimes employ fairy-tale metaphors for effect, such as the “red queen” hypothesis to explain the origin of sex, “prisoner’s dilemma” to explain group dynamics, and the “tinkerer” who cobbles together whatever parts are around to describe evolutionary innovation.  (Perhaps astronomers contribute to the fun with their talk of “red giants” and “white dwarfs.”)    Ladies might contribute to the scientific research of this particular hypothesis and decide which beard colors belong to the most unselfish men.  The guys could further test the idea by going to the paint store and experimenting with beard chromodynamics (samples).1Jansen and van Baalen, “Altruism through beard chromodynamics,” Nature Nature 440, 663-666 (30 March 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature04387.Need we say anything more?  Do you get the picture that evolutionary theorists have gone totally wacko?  Thanks, Jansen and van Baalen; keep up the good work.  Anti-evolutionists appreciate the free ammunition.    The most egregious dumb idea in this story is not the fairy tale of the “green beard effect.”  It is their belief that altruism might actually evolve by a mutation in a gene.  The second most egregious aspect of this story is that Nature would print such balderdash with a straight fuzzy face.  It’s not even April Fool’s Day yet.  “Beard chromodynamics.”  Sad.  Funny, but sad.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Murshidabad triple murder solved, say police

first_imgPolice have claimed that they have “solved” the case of a triple murder in Murshidabad district with the arrest of one Utpal Behra, a mason. Bandhu Prakash Pal, a 35-year-old school teacher, his wife and their child were found dead in their home about a week back.Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar said Behera had deposited money in a savings scheme run by Pal. The latter had refused to give Behra a receipt for a part of the payment he had made. This led to a confrontation for a period of time and finally resulted in the murders, Mr. Kumar said.The incident had acquired political overtones with the BJP and West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hitting out at the Mamata Banerjee government and the RSS claiming that the teacher was its supporter. The victims’ family, however, insisted that Pal had no political affiliations.The family members of both Pal and Behra have refused to accept the police version. (With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Alapag on Alab’s poor first half: ‘It needs to be a 40-minute effort’

first_imgTanduay Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonAlab Pilipinas got off to a poor start and that ultimately caused its downfall in a close 92-89 defeat to Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club on Sunday in the 2018 Asean Basketball League.“I think it was really a tale of two halves. In the first half, we had 15 turnovers, but in the second half, we only had three. I think if we would have played with the sense of urgency like we did in the second half in the first half, I think the outcome could have been different,” said Alapag, who made his head coaching debut.ADVERTISEMENT Booed by PH crowd, Standhardinger delivers for Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Bobby Ray Parks Jr. did pick up the slack in the second half to lead Alab’s belated rally. That effort was a welcome sight for Alapag as the home crew came one Urbiztondo desperation three away from forcing overtime against the defending ABL champion.“I was very pleased with our effort in the second half,” he said. “But we need not just 20 minutes, it needs to be a 40-minute effort.”Rather than dwell on the defeat, Alapag noted the game should serve as a pick off point for Alab as it seeks to bounce back in its next game against Singapore on November 29 in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.“It was definitely something that we can build off of. Despite the loss, there were a lot of positives we can build on,” he said, not just for the players but also for the coaches themselves.“When you’ve played for so long, it’s a much different perspective. When you’re playing, you’re focused on making the shot or making the assist. But now when you’re coaching, you’re trying to put the pieces together to make it work with the five guys on the court,” shared the PBA legend. “Just like the players have to get back to work in practice, I’ll do my part watching video tonight and making sure that we’re better next game.”ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:1355,000 early birds flock at Manila North Cemetery00:37Palace to push on with efforts to review K-1201:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Aside from World Imports Reggie Okosa and Ivan Johnson as well as veteran guard Josh Urbiztondo, contributions have been few for Alab in the first half.Hong Kong slowly pulled away and even took a 15-point lead, 63-48, early in the third quarter.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 shutout“Us having 15 turnovers and giving Hong Kong 23 turnover points in the first half put us in a pretty big hole,” lamented Alapag.“A lot of these guys with PBA experience are used to 48 minutes. In a 40-minute game, it’s really important that you work at a much more efficient rate.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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