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first_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI Forever6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made This creates problems as Shanghai are ready to offer Ighalo a £400,000-a-week, two-year contract to return to China. Ighalo’s current deal is worth a reported £300,000 per week, a salary United would most likely be unwilling to pay – and matching Shanghai’s latest offer looks nigh-on impossible. Simply put, Ighalo would have to take a significant pay cut should he stay in Manchester, and how much game-time the Nigerian would actually get remains to be seen. While his form has been formidable, he has been playing in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford who will surely return to the team as he regains fitness. Would Ighalo really risk his bumper contract to sit on the bench? Would United want to splash £15m for a 30-year-old on astronomical wages? read also:COVID-19: Ighalo pleads with Nigerians to stay indoors to be safe Ighalo, after finding himself in a whirlwind dream at United, now finds himself in a real dilemma. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo’s future with Manchester United remains totally up in the air as FIFA’s latest contract guidelines add to his already difficult dilemma. Ighalo has taken his opportunity with both hands at United The life-long United fan arrived at the club in February on a six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, seamlessly slotting in at Old Trafford with four goals in eight games. The 30-year-old has on numerous occasions made clear his desire to stay at United, though his contract due to expire at the end of May and he has yet to be offered a permanent deal. With the footballing world currently at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fifa announced on Tuesday they approve of plans to relax the regulations on contract expirations. In a statement, Fifa said: “With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would. “Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end.” Fifa’s guidelines are not legally binding, however: if Ighalo is to stay at United, a deal will likely have to be worked out between the two clubs.last_img read more

first_imgBrookville, In. — For the second time this week, a female inmate has escaped from custody in Franklin County. Reports indicate Tonya Littleton, 47, of Laurel, fled the courtroom Monday after she was found guilty of dealing in methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.Police are asking anyone with information about Littleton to contact them at 765-647-4138.Earlier this week, Jennifer Lynn Broering fled from officers while being transported from the courthouse to the Franklin County Security Center.last_img read more

first_img Carroll has re-discovered his form since returning from injury, scoring five goals in his last eight matches to take the Hammers to the brink of safety with five games of the season remaining. “The next move is a critical one for him,” the West Ham manager said. “It’s about playing, improving and scoring goals. That next move has to implement all of that for the team he plays for and him.” Sam Allardyce admits Andy Carroll’s next move could determine whether the striker’s career ends up being a success or failure. Although just 24-years-old, Carroll has had an eventful life, earning a £35million move to Liverpool after becoming an icon at his hometown club Newcastle. It has not all been plain sailing for him, however. He was shipped out on loan to West Ham after flopping at Liverpool while his lifestyle off the field led to concerns the 6ft 3in marksman would not blossom into the deadly striker everyone expected him to become. But having found his feet at West Ham, Allardyce believes Carroll is now in the most settled period of his career, and given that he will soon be entering his prime, he knows the next contract he signs will have a huge bearing on the player’s future. Newcastle are reported to be considering a cut-price move for the Gateshead-born striker, but Allardyce thinks Carroll would be better off staying in east London. “He is growing day by day and is enjoying his football,” Allardyce said. “You have to live and learn by your experiences in life. In his younger days he was picked out on several occasions. “We have to be careful about portraying himself in the open public domain. I don’t see any problem with him being in London. He has slipped in really well. He gets on well with Kevin (Nolan) and others. He’s big buddies with Joey O’Brien. “We would love it to work out long-term. But things need to be done and identified at the end of the season.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgPart-time Palm Beach resident and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s legal team worked on Thursday to convince a judge on how and why their client should be released from jail on bond.Epstein, who is facing new federal charges of sex trafficking minors, proposes backing a release bond using a mortgage on his $77 million dollar New York mansion.He is also offering his private jet as collateral, as well as his brother’s West Palm Beach home. He wants to await trial at his Manhattan home while wearing an ankle monitor and keeping his jet on the ground.Federal prosecutors believe Epstein is a flight risk, and want him to be held without bond until the case is resolved.The new charges allege that for a three-year period from at least 2002 until 2005, Epstein and his employees recruited teenage girls for nude massages at his homes in both Palm Beach and New York.Federal authorities say the massages led to sex acts.In Thursday’s bond proposal, Epstein’s attorneys also attacked the new case, and mentioned the secret non-prosecution agreement he made with federal prosecutors in Palm Beach County in 2008.That agreement resulted in Epstein pleading guilty and serving 13 months in jail.Epstein’s attorneys wrote in the bond proposal, “He intends to fight the current charges on their merits and, more, to contest their legality given the inextricable intertwining of the current investigation and his (agreement).” They add about the current charges, “There are no allegations in the indictment that Mr. Epstein trafficked anybody for commercial profit; that he forced, coerced, defrauded or enslaved anybody.”Prosecutors have until Friday to file a response to the bail proposal, and a bond hearing is set for Monday.Billionaire, PB Resident Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on Alleged Sex Trafficking of Minorslast_img read more

first_imgRAFAELA Silva’s gold medal has seemingly caught the interest of the Brazilian public with Rio 2016 ticket sales on the rise.Ticket sales for the Rio Olympics have been boosted by Rafaela Silva winning Brazil’s first gold medal on Monday and organisers are hopeful that more will be snapped up as the Games progress.Concerns have been raised in the opening week of the Games over swathes of empty seats at Olympic venues.Mario Andrada, executive communications director for Rio 2016, says around 10 000 tickets per day were being sold two weeks before the Games, but that 100 000 were sold on Monday – the same day Silva earned Brazil’s first gold by beating Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia in the final of the women’s judo Under-57kg category.Following her win, Silva burst into tears in front of a raucous home crowd and her achievement has seemingly caught the interest of the wider public.“We sold 100 000 new tickets yesterday (Monday). We had 298 629 in all the Olympic arenas yesterday. We sold 82 per cent of the tickets available for yesterday,” Andrada told reporters.“We expect 344 000 people in all the Olympic venues today (Tuesday).“Two weeks before the Games, we were selling in an area of 10 000 tickets a day. We’re now selling more than 100 000 tickets every single day.“There is nothing better for ticket sales than when the country wins its first gold.“Brazilians, as have been widely said, are late buyers, but it’s impossible to resist when you have the Games at home.”last_img read more

first_imgSOUTH AFRICA innings Amla c Sharma b Bumrah 6 de Kock c Kohli b Bumrah 10 du Plessis b Chahal 38 van der Dussen b Chahal 22 Miller c & b Chahal 31 Duminy lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 3 Phehlukwayo stp. Dhoni b Chahal 34 Morris c Kohli b Kumar 42 Rabada not out 31Imran Tahir c Jadhav b Kumar 0Extras: (b-1, lb-3, w-6) 10Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs)   227Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-24, 3-78, 4-80, 5-89, 6-135, 7-158, 8-224, 9-227.Bowling: B. Kumar 10-0-44-2, J. Bumrah 10-1-35-2, H. Pandya 6-0-31-0, Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-46-1, Y. Chahal 10-0-51- 4, K. Jadhav 4-0-16-0.                INDIA innings (target: 228 runs from 50 overs) Dhawan c de Kock b Rabada 8 Sharma not out 122 Kohli (c) c †de Kock b Phehlukwayo 18 Rahul c du Plessis b Rabada 26MS Dhoni † c & b Morrisn 34 Pandya not outExtras: (lb-3, w-4) 7Total: (4wkts, 47.3 overs) 230Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-54, 3-139, 4-213. Bowling: Imran Tahir 10-0-58-0, K. Rabada 10-1-39-2, C. Morris 10-3-36-1, A. Phehlukwayo 8.3-0-40-1, T. Shamsi 9-0-54-0. SCOREBOARD SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Opener Rohit Sharma scored a composed unbeaten century as India got their Cricket World Cup campaign off to a solid start with a six-wicket victory over a sloppy South African side at a vibrant Rose Bowl yesterday.After winning the toss and electing to bat, South Africa posted a below-par 227 for nine in their 50 overs as wily wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal returned figures of 4-51, following a superb opening burst from seamer Jasprit Bumrah (2-35).India were cautious in their reply and the game was in the balance when Virat Kohli (18) was brilliantly caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock with the score on 54 for two in the 16th over.But Rohit (122 not out from 144 balls) punished the South African bowlers after being dropped on one and scored his 23rd ODI century.He attacked South Africa’s leg-spinners Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi as India reached 230 for four from 47.3 overs, condemning the ailing Proteas to a third successive loss to leave their World Cup hopes in disarray.“There was something in it for the bowlers throughout and I could not play my natural game,” Sharma said at the post-match presentation.“I had to play close to my body and try and leave as many balls as possible. It was a small target, but we had to build partnerships as there was always something in it for the bowlers.“I had to play out the overs to make sure the job got done.”Rohit rode some early luck when he was dropped from a difficult chance by Faf du Plessis off the bowling of the unfortunate Kagiso Rabada (2-39).South Africa created opportunities in the field, but, as has been the case throughout the World Cup so far, were uncharacteristically sloppy.India were able to milk singles through the middle part of the innings, which held the run-rate steady and kept them on course for victory with few alarms.“It was important to start on the right note,” India captain Kohli said. “If you look at how the pitch played, it was challenging, so hats off to Rohit. It was a special innings.”Chahal had earlier restricted South Africa’s total with four wickets, continuing his excellent form against the Proteas in recent years.Seamer Bumrah found prodigious movement in both directions to remove openers Hashim Amla (6) and Quinton de Kock (10) inside the first six overs.du Plessis (38) and Rassie van der Dussen (22) put on a patient 54 in 80 balls in a bid to rebuild the innings, but after the latter was bowled trying a reverse-sweep off Chahal, wickets fell at regular intervals.Chris Morris (42) and Rabada (31 not out) put on 66 for the eighth wicket to ensure the side posted a score that at least gave them a chance.“I thought India were magnificent on a tough pitch. They have spinners through the middle who always get wickets,” South Africa captain du Plessis said.“Rohit did what we didn’t do; he got a hundred and saw his team through.“It is a changing room that is hurting. We are trying to make sure we are still fighting, but we keep making mistakes.last_img read more

first_imgWith an offense on the mend and a defense tired from carrying the load, it would have been conceivable for Doug Marrone to look to his special teams unit. The Syracuse head coach could have put the pressure on the specialists to guide SU to victory. But in a low scoring contest that ultimately turned into a game of field position, the Orange’s special teams unit — fresh off the dismissal of coordinator Bob Casullo — failed to put itself in the right spots to score. In the critical stages of the game, penalties and inefficiency on special teams contributed mightily to the 16-7 loss to Boston College Saturday. Adding to the aggravation for Marrone is the fact that the Orange finished the game with seven penalties for 68 yards on Senior Day inside the Carrier Dome. ‘It’s frustrating,’ Marrone said. ‘We have seven penalties, and the other team has one penalty. … That has gone on at times throughout the year, especially in our losses.’ With an offense that has only scored two touchdowns in its last 12 quarters, Syracuse needed to win the field position battle. It needed its special teams to put it in a position to score points as much, perhaps, as it has relied heavily on its stout defense all season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Early in the first quarter, SU set itself up to repeat the reoccurring offensive problems when an illegal block penalty set the Orange back on its first possession. Six plays later, the usually dependable Rob Long muffed a punt, setting the Eagles up in good field position. Though unable to capitalize initially, BC controlled the ball and continually put the Orange offense deep into its own territory. Again and again, SU’s special teams was unable to put its offense or its defense in a position to control the game. ‘It’s definitely important because no matter how many points you win by, a win is a win,’ SU wide receiver Dorian Graham said. As the game continued, the problems persisted. The one time SU could have began a drive at midfield or better, with 10:27 remaining in the second quarter, a holding penalty set the Orange back 10 yards. Continually unable to move the ball with consistency, Syracuse punted three plays later. Later in the quarter, Long punted the ball 40 yards, but a 15-yard punt-catching interference penalty on Graham gave BC the ball at midfield. Just six plays later, the Eagles added a field goal to their tally. ‘It’s always a big thing, especially in this game,’ SU safety Max Suter said. ‘They had times where they had us on our line, and we just couldn’t stop them a couple times. We were in bad field position, and you can’t win games if you can’t stop them.’ On three separate occasions, the Orange began a drive inside its own 10-yard line. An offense that has struggled was essentially put in a position where it had to produce for Syracuse to win. After gaining some momentum following a 12-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter, a fumble by kick returner Prince-Tyson Gulley put the Orange back into a field position hole. Though Gulley recovered the loose football, quarterback Ryan Nassib and the Orange had 95 yards of field between his offense and the end zone. Syracuse eventually punted after eating up 4:40 of clock on eight plays for just 22 yards. On the ensuing possession, BC put the game out of reach with a field goal. By the time the fourth quarter rolled around, SU cleaned up the mistakes. But with BC starting the quarter near midfield and the Orange unable to stop the run, Syracuse found itself down by two scores with 6:44 remaining. Three plays after the Eagles increased its lead to 16-7, Marrone opted to punt because of his team’s poor field position. After the game, he was asked about his decision to punt with 5:22 remaining, trailing by two scores. His answer came back to the field position. And Graham concurred with the head coach. Said Graham: ‘Special teams play a big role in field position, and we just did not get it done today.’ aljohn@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on November 26, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

first_imgFourth down and goal with just seconds on the clock. Bases loaded with two down in the bottom of the ninth. Down by one in the fourth quarter and only one shot at the hoop.Every sport has them: those last-second, do-or-die moments. And every kid dreams of being the one who overcomes those obstacles, snatching victory from the cusp of defeat and emerging, triumphantly, a hero.Comeback · The USC men’s crew team overtook Orange Coast College at the Head of the Harbor regatta on Nov. 15 with 300 meters remaining. – Mannat Saini | Daily TrojanFor most of us, those visions amount to just that: dreams. But for the USC men’s crew team, those dreams became a reality.Last weekend, the USC men’s crew team — the Trojan Navy — hosted Head of the Harbor, a nine-boat, four-kilometer regatta held in the waters off the coast of Long Beach, Calif.From the race’s onset, the Trojans were able to establish firm leads over opponents Loyola Marymount, UC Irvine, Arizona State, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara. But with only a few hundred meters left and time running out, one boat still stood ahead of the Trojan Navy’s eight-man A-squad: national powerhouse Orange Coast College.“We were overlapped with them from start to finish,” said coxswain and vice captain Myles Gutenkunst. “And with 300 meters left we said, ‘We’re running out of real estate. It’s time to put the hammer down.’”And down the hammer came. USC managed to pass Orange Coast and win by half a boat’s length, finishing in a time of 15:26 minutes to Orange Coast’s 15:27.“The team looks great in comparison to years past. I’m very excited for this year,” said senior captain Ryan Hasvold. “In our first race, we came in second out of all the club teams, and then this race, a win at home was awesome.“Spring is the really serious racing season for crew,” he added. “But this fall has been amazing so far.”The USC crew is a club sport, revitalized after the varsity team, which had competed since the late 1940s, was disbanded in the early 1990s. But despite competing without school scholarships or preferential training schedules, the team finds ways to succeed.“The win this past weekend, it was huge,” said All-American junior Kellen Proctor. “I think it was our first overall win of a regatta in six years or so, and it was our first against Orange Coast.”Hasvold agreed.“Maybe it paints a big target on our backs, but it’s a great springboard into the upcoming season,” he said.The team’s recent addition of coach Danny Johnson has also played a large role in its resurgence. But Johnson is quick to point out that no matter how much he puts into the practices, in the end it comes down to the team’s performance on race day.“The entire squad was impressive. They rowed very well and showed a lot of courage down the course,” Johnson said. “That’s a quality you just can’t fake and it’s absolutely essential for a championship squad.”The Trojan Navy has two more races this fall before heading inside for training until the start of the spring crew season. Though the team is already starting to gel, it always welcomes new members.“Anyone can do it,” Proctor said. “I didn’t start until the spring of my freshman year. If anyone wants to try it, come on out and we’ll teach them how. It’s a great sport — so much fun. Like drag racing in the water.”last_img read more

first_imgIt appears the morning workouts are here to stay. Kiffin indicated the Trojans would likely continue holding early practices during the fall when the season gets under way.“We just had a final schedule that we looked at, so it looks like that we are [going to practice early in the fall],” Kiffin said.Kiffin said the early schedule provides a number of benefits for his players.“It’s very beneficial to our guys to have great energy,” Kiffin said. “It’s a lot easier for their bodies to have good practices that start at seven in the morning as opposed to going through the whole day of class and lunch and getting out here at four in the afternoon. It benefits [them] academically because they’re up right now going to class.”Junior quarterback Matt Barkley is still adjusting to the change.“I’m getting used to it,” Barkley said. “It’s just different, you just kind of have to shift your clock. I like being out here, you kind of get it out of the way and move on with the rest of your day.” — The defense put up a solid showing Thursday, intercepting three passes during team drills. Barkley threw two interceptions while freshman Cody Kessler threw one. “The defense did well today,” Barkley said. “We gotta do a better job on offense of protecting the ball and just get our chemistry down.”The offensive rhythm appeared off for most of the morning, which is to be expected with the Trojans’ combination of injuries on the offensive line and inexperience at receiver.“We have a lot of young guys, a lot of guys with not a lot of experience,” Barkley said. Kiffin was pleased to see the defense show early signs of progress.“We led the world in explosive plays [allowed] last year at any level,” Kiffin said. “It’s good to see, through two days, us get better. We’re going to be better this year.” — The timetable for Marc Tyler’s return remains uncertain, according to the senior running back, who sat out of practice Thursday with a hamstring injury.Tyler pulled his hamstring while running a pass route Tuesday, the Trojans’ first day of spring workouts. He said he does not expect to return next week and could miss the entire spring.Injuries · Senior tailback Marc Tyle was sidelined indefinitely after pulling a hamstring during Tuesday’s practice, the first of spring training. – Daily Trojan file photo “I’m going to try to [return before spring football ends],” Tyler said. “But I don’t want to rush back and hurt it worse.”Immediately after suffering the injury, Tyler expressed frustration that he did not stretch properly.“My legs didn’t feel good all practice,” he said.The Trojans start practice at 7:25 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays rather than in the afternoon, as in previous years. There has also been a change in the stretching schedule, according to Tyler. He said the team did not go through its full stretching regiment at the start of practice and only did a quick dynamic stretching session.“I guess they want us to come in earlier and stretch before,” Tyler said. “I didn’t know they changed it.”With the start of the season more than five months away, Tyler remains positive.“It’s not really frustrating, I’ve just got to rehab,” he said.USC coach Lane Kiffin does not expect the injury to set Tyler back, even if he does miss the entire spring.“It’s a long ways away until we play a real game,” Kiffin said. “Obviously you’d like to have him to continue to develop his game. But hopefully he’ll get healthy here and he’ll still get some work this spring.”last_img read more

first_imgThe women’s volleyball team’s impressive 2015 season has resulted in seven players earning postseason recognition from the conference, as announced by Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Tuesday. Senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio headlines the award winners after being voted the 2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year, while Mick Haley was voted Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second time in five years.In addition to Bricio, senior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms and sophomore opposite Brittany Abercrombie were each chosen to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team. Receiving all-conference honorable mention status were junior libero Taylor Whittingham, junior middle blocker Elise Ruddins, freshman outside hitter Alyse Ford and freshman setter Baylee Johnson. Furthermore, Ford and Johnson were named to the All-Freshman Team.Bricio, a senior from Guadalajara, Mexico, is the third player in school history to be named Pac-12 Player of the Year and was named All-Conference for the fourth year in a row. She is also just the second Trojan to be named both Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year in her career. Bricio has had a record-breaking senior campaign after winning Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week a league-record six times, becoming the first Trojan and the seventh player in league history to record 2,000 career kills, and becoming USC’s all-time leader in attacks, kills, service aces and points. In 2015, she currently leads the nation in points (6.18 pps) and service aces (0.73 saps).Mick Haley earns his second Pac-12 Coach of the Year award in five years (2011) after leading USC to a 30-2 record this season. After going 16-16 in 2014, Haley completely revamped the offense and brought USC to the top of the national rankings after starting out ranked No. 22 in the preseason. Under Haley’s direction, USC earned a share of the conference title and the top national seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.Joining Bricio on the  All-Pac-12 team for the first time are Ogoms and Abercrombie. Both players have had the best seasons of their careers, setting new marks in nearly every statistical category this year. Ogoms, who received honorable mention status last season, currently leads the league in blocks (163 total) and is second in hitting percentage (.415), while sophomore Abercrombie has burst onto the scene as one of the best right-side hitters in the conference, averaging 2.44 kills per set.Ruddins and Whittingham have also had solid junior seasons for the Women of Troy and earned Pac-12 honorable mention. Both Orange County natives, Ruddins finished third in the conference for hitting percentage (.398) while Whittingham led the league in digs (4.73).In their first seasons donning the cardinal and gold, freshmen Alyse Ford and Baylee Johnson were named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. Ford is another Orange County product and is the team’s second-leading point scorer with 2.66 kills per set, while Johnson is a six-rotation setter and hitter that ranks ninth in the league with 7.11 assists per set. The Dayton, Ohio, native is a stat sheet filler with her all-around play and leads USC with 16 double-doubles this season.All in all, the Trojans now hold 92 all-league recognitions since 1977. After earning the top seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, No. 2-ranked USC (30-2) will host Horizon League champion Cleveland State (26-6) at the Galen Center in the first round of the tournament Thursday at 7:30 p.m.last_img read more