A frustrated Poyet lambasted Sunderland’s defensive lapses and profligacy in possession, admitting he will take his squad to task ahead of their next league clash, at home to Tottenham on September 13. “To lose that control and momentum, in those 15 minutes before the break; they made us suffer,” he said. “It’s got to be a wake-up call for us really. There’s no place for this. “We put ourselves under pressure, giving the ball away cheaply in our own half.” Adam Johnson produced two perfectly weighted through-balls for Patrick van Aanholt and Steven Fletcher as Sunderland took the early initiative at QPR. Both men failed to provide a finish to match the approach play, however, and the Wearsiders paid the ultimate price in defeat. Austin blasted home just before half-time to break the deadlock, and despite several further half-chances Sunderland were unable to claim any points. Poyet is still chasing several new recruits ahead of Monday night’s transfer deadline, to add to his stand-out summer capture of Jack Rodwell. The Black Cats are still searching for their first league win of the new season after slipping up 1-0 against QPR on Saturday. Charlie Austin fired the hosts’ first goal of the new term, denying Poyet’s men the chance to get off their first league win. Once the transfer frenzy subsides, though, the former Chelsea midfielder will relish an extended run with his squad on the training pitch. “The timing of the goal didn’t help,” said Poyet. “I don’t know if it was overconfidence after a decent start, but there’s no place for that at all. “We know the numbers we’ve got to work with, so we’ve just got to get on with it now.” Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland to heed their Loftus Road “wake-up call” in the international break to jump-start their Barclays Premier League campaign. Press Association
Ander Herrera never thought he had made a mistake by joining Manchester United. Press Association Although he started just six league games before the middle of February, the Spaniard, speaking to El Pais, was convinced he had made the right decision in moving to England. “Manchester United are the second wealthiest club in the world, and they continue looking for talent. Everyone takes time (to adjust),” the United midfielder said. “Now I am playing more, but when I wasn’t playing I always knew in my head that I came here to play five years minimum, not just a few months.” Herrera discussed many topics in the interview with the Spanish newspaper. The 25-year-old said David de Gea had told him there was less of a hierarchy in the squad with the likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand having retired. Herrera also revealed Wayne Rooney has been picking up some of the language used by the Hispanic members of the squad. When asked about any jokers in the camp, Herrera said: “Rooney leads because he is very open and he insults us in Spanish.” Herrera poked fun at the United skipper for his shadow-boxing celebration against Spurs. “I’d rather talk to him about football because he likes boxing and could try with me,” he added. Herrera also gave his backing to Van Gaal, although he is wary of getting too close to the Dutchman. “I keep my distance with Van Gaal,” the midfielder said. “But he’s a good guy with a strong character. “He likes discipline and doesn’t believe in egos in the squad. “He loves possession and he doesn’t like risking losing the ball. “At the beginning he used to tell me off because I always looked for the ball, I wanted to have it, and I must wait for it.” Herrera also revealed he was nearly moved to tears by Lionel Messi’s performance against United’s local rivals Manchester City. “The last time I cried?” he said. “I almost cried watching Messi against Man City. He’s so good! But anyway, I get emotional very easily. “But hey, I get excited easily and not only with the major teams. I’m a classic man and I was delighted when we played vs Yeovil Town in front of 8,000 standing people yelling at me: “Who are you?”” Herrera has become a regular in Louis van Gaal’s team of late, starting the last seven games in all competitions. It was a different story earlier in the season though. Despite impressing on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, the £29million summer signing from Athletic Bilbao could not hold down a first-team place.
The six-year-old enjoyed the run of the race from the front and won unchallenged, with Thousand Stars staying on well from the rear to claim the runner-up spot in the hands of Katie Walsh. Sam Twiston-Davies steered Zarkandar into third place for trainer Paul Nicholls, with Dos Santos first of the home contingent in fourth. Un Temps Pour Tout’s stablemate Ballynagour was fifth. Pipe said: “It was a fantastic race. Horse and jockey were very brave and galloped all the way to the line. Ballynagour ran well and finished fifth, but the trip was probably better for Un Temps Pour Tout than it was for him.” Thousand Stars has become an Auteuil regular, winning four times on his various visits and running creditably on other occasions. Mullins’ son and assistant Patrick said: “He seems to keep his best form now for Auteuil in May and June. He’s a credit to the yard and he’s a remarkable horse at 11 years of age.” However, Mullins junior felt Hurricane Fly was never at home on the Paris course on his first run there for seven years. He added: “I thought you could tell after the first hurdle that he didn’t look comfortable. He finished sixth so he got some prize money. We’ll give him his holidays now and he’ll come back in training next year and we’ll see how he is then.” The Mullins yard was out of luck in the Prix Des Drags with Perfect Gentleman unseating Paul Townend in mid-race and On His Own never a factor, the prize going to Bel La Vie. Then Buiseness Sivola ran a respectable race in the Prix Alain Du Breil under Ruby Walsh, racing in second for most of the way before fading out of it on the long run-in, though Bryan Cooper-ridden stable companion Petite Parisienne was well beaten. Blue Dragon led all the way to win the Grade One contest in the hands of Vincent Cheminaud, who landed the French Derby on the Flat last weekend on New Bay. Press Association Willie Mullins’ superstar, the mount of Ruby Walsh, never threatened to get into the picture in the race officially known as the Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil and it was the stable’s other runner, Thousand Stars, who shone as he finished a gallant second. But there was no catching the winner Un Temps Pour Tout, who made all the running under James Reveley to take Grade One glory for David Pipe. Hurricane Fly could finish only sixth in his attempt to add the French Champion Hurdle to his amazing CV at Auteuil.
The 37-year-old won his fourth title with the Blues last season but has watched his old club struggle since leaving to join Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact in the summer. Jose Mourinho’s men are just three places above the relegation zone after losing seven of their opening 13 games, with a 12-point gap to Arsenal in fourth. “They helped me to change my relationship with the fans, to focus more on my game and to save my energy for the football. “You need to be strong but you also need to be smart. Diego will learn that this might not be the best way for him to change things.” Drogba added: “When you listen to Jose you know he has the ability to change things. “It’s not easy for me to see Chelsea in this position but I know they have the players to change that situation. “It’s difficult when you are not used to being in the bottom half of the table but the results this week will give them a lot of confidence to come back.” “I don’t like to compare things to when I was there but there are some facts that you can’t hide,” Drogba was quoted as saying by The Sun at the launch of his new book, Commitment. “During my time at Chelsea we had a lot of leaders in the team, not only last year but during the previous seasons. “There was Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, John Terry, myself, Michael Ballack, Michael Essien, Andriy Shevchenko, Claude Makelele – big names, big players and big characters. “We could take responsibility for a result and change the situation in bad moments such as when there was a change of manager or when we had bad results. “There was always someone to step up and say, ‘Guys, we need to do something’ and everybody would follow. “JT is still there but on your own it is very difficult, so other players have to come up with this mentality. “But it’s not something you are born with – you build it within you. “You have to make sure that it is the right moment to talk and to take the lead and, most importantly, the rest of the team has to accept you as a leader. Didier Drogba has called on Chelsea’s leaders to stand up and drag the club away from the lower reaches of the Barclays Premier League. “When you stand up and say, ‘Let’s go and win’ you have to make sure that you produce yourself – you can’t be a leader if you are not the first to show that you have the determination to want to win. “I think there are some leaders in this current squad and hopefully you will soon see that.” Chelsea have shown signs of a revival this week – following up a narrow victory over Norwich with a 4-0 success against Maccabi Tel Aviv – but frustration was evident during a half-time bust-up between striker Diego Costa and manager Mourinho in Israel. Drogba believes Costa will come to realise the need to keep his cool and has backed his former boss to reverse Chelsea’s fortunes. “I have also had some passionate moments in my career,” the Ivorian said. “It’s what football creates in difficult moments. “I was lucky to have players who helped me, who were always there to support me and give me advice. Press Association
Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 OLD TOWN — Righthander Tim Nason blanked the Old Town Coyotes, allowing just four hits as he pitched the Golden Bucks to a 4-0 win at Old Town.The game was a pitchers’ duel until the top of the seventh when Bucksport scored three runs.Cody Farrell had an RBI double, Kyle McGeechan and Tyler French each drove in runs with singles and Steve Klenowski and Andrew Giosia doubled for the Golden Bucks. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
USC has hired hall of famer and former Woman of Troy great Cynthia Cooper-Dyke as it new women’s basketball head coach, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced Thursday.Cooper-Dyke, who as a player helped lead USC to a pair of NCAA championships before winning an Olympic gold medal and four WNBA titles, looks to restore the winning tradition of the USC women’s basketball program.“In Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, we have a proven winning coach who happens to be a USC basketball icon,” Haden said in a statement. “She was a part of the best basketball ever played here at USC, and she seen success at so many levels of the game. As a coach she has turned around several programs. We believe she can lead USC back to successful women’s basketball, and we welcome her back to the USC campus.”Cooper-Dyke, 49, has an eight-year collegiate head coaching record of 150-106 (.586), with seven postseason appearances and three league coach-of-the-year awards.“If you were to ask me what my dream job was at any point in my coaching career, I would always have said my dream is to come back and lead the USC women’s basketball team,” Cooper-Dyke said in a statement. “I’m literally living the dream coming back to California and being named the new women’s basketball coach at USC.”She takes over a squad that went 11-20 overall and finished seventh in the Pac-12 under fourth-year head coach Michael Cooper, who resigned last month (the two coaches are not related).“I’m very excited to coach every one of these USC players,” Cooper-Dyke said. “I’m excited about the talent we have. I’m excited to teach and learn and motivate and really see them blossom into the players they can truly become.”Prior to coming to USC, Cooper-Dyke was head coach at Texas Southern University and resurrected the Lady Tigers’ program, taking a 5-26 team and leading them in her first year to a 16-2 league mark and their first-ever Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season title.Before the stint at Texas Southern, she spent two seasons as the head coach at UNC Wilmington, where her team not only set a school record for victories with a 24-9 mark, but made its first ever post-season appearance.Cooper-Dyke began her college coaching career at Prairie View A&M, where she posted an 86-72 record with four postseason appearances during her five-year (2006-10) tenure there.“I want to thank my coaching staffs and all the players I’ve coached,” Cooper-Dyke said. “The players are always in the forefront of everything we do. It’s about helping these women grow and succeed in this world. As a coach, you can’t be successful without your players believing in you and performing to the best of their abilities. I wouldn’t be here without them.”Cooper-Dyke is one of the most decorated players to ever play women’s basketball. She won the 1981 L.A. city player of the year award at Locke High in Los Angeles, was named an All-Conference first teamer and made the NCAA All-tournament team as the Women of Troy advanced to the NCAA Final. At the professional level, she led the WNBA’s Houston Comets to a record four consecutive WNBA championships (1997-2000), being named WNBA Finals MVP each time.She was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010, in the latter becoming the first WNBA player to do so. At USC, she currently ranks ninth on the school’s all-time scoring list (1,559 points), eighth in assists (381) and third in steals (256).“I want to thank Pat Haden and Donna Heinel and the entire Trojan Family for giving me this awesome opportunity,” Cooper-Dyke said. “I don’t take it lightly. I feel like the different programs I’ve been a part of…have prepared me in many ways for the Pac-12 and USC…I can’t promise it will happen in a year like it did at these other programs, but I promise we will put forth our best effort as a staff to create a program that embraces the work ethic and mentality that will help us be successful.”
That’s despite manager Jose Mourinho claiming it’s “very difficult” but not impossible that the midfielder will play for the Old Trafford club again.The former Germany captain signed a three-year contract last summer, but has trained alone since the start of the season.
Meanwhile, the Irish Paralympic team will return home today with 11 medals in tow.Gold medal winners Jason Smyth, Michael McKillop, Eoghan Clifford and tandem duo Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal will be among the returning heroes when they touch-down at Dublin Airport at around mid-day.The team’s achievements in Rio far exceeded the pre-Games target of eight Paralympic medals. Peter Ryan says the experience of going to the Paralympics has made him reconsider his approach to training and competing.The cyclist, who’s from Upperchurch, represented Ireland in two events at the Rio games – the time trial and road race.Peter Ryan says he’s hoping what he learned during the trip will help him succeed in the future.
Manchester City and Manchester United remain the joint-leaders in the Premier League on a weekend they netted a joint ten goals. The big five in Italy-Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma and Napoli all won to indicate the league title will be a fierce battle this season.ENGLANDManchester City were in monstrous form away from home, handing Watford a 6-0 drubbing at Vicarage Road. Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling completed scoring in a truly dominant and frightening performance.Chelsea and Arsenal played out a stalemate at Stamford Bridge, in a game the Gunners should probably have won. The champions were second best for large parts of the game and were reduced to 10-men in the dying moments of the match when David Luiz was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Sead Kolasinac, to become the third successive Chelsea player to be sent-off against Arsenal.Manchester United handed Wayne Rooney an unpleasant Old Trafford return as they blew away Everton 4-0, on a day Antonio Valencia opened his season’s account in some grand style with a beauty of a goal.GERMANYLeague leaders Borussia Dortmund went goals crazy, hitting FC Cologne 5-0 to stamp their authority and set the pace in the league. Maximilian Phillips and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang each netted a brace with Sokratis also contributing a strike.Champions Bayern Munich bounced back to winning ways, thanks to strikes from Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski’s brace to earn a 4-0 home win against Mainz.ITALYThird-place Inter Milan kept the pressure on the leaders thanks to strikes from Milan Skriniar and Ivan Perisic to secure a 2-0 away success at Crotone.Roma defeated Hellas Verona 3-0 at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night, Edin Dzeko-brace and Radja Nainggolan with the goals.Juventus defeated Sassuolo 3-1 away from home on Sunday, thanks to a Paulo Dybala hat-trick which set the tone for the day’s matches.AC Milan were 2-1 victorious against Udinese at San Siro on a day Nikola Kalinic netted a brace for Milan and Kevin Lasagna scored the away teams lone goal.Leaders Napoli were ruthless in a 6-0 home win over Benevento, a win which took them to the top of the standing. Dries Mertens struck a hat-trick with further goal scoring contributions from Allan, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Maria Callejon.FRANCEChampions Monaco bounced back to winning ways at home to Strasbourg 3-0. Rony Lopes and Colombian star striker and Captain Radamel Falcao hit a brace.Marseille secured a 2-0 away success at Amiens thanks to a Clinton Njie brace which lifts them up to sixth-place.Leaders PSG had to rely on two late own goals to secure a 2-0 home victory against Lyon at Parc des Princes. Marcelo and Jeremy Morel were the unfortunate culprits on the day.Related
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(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris (34) puts up a layup as Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (34) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan, right, hugs Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21), left, prior to an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Jordan was to play his first game against his former team. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) falls as he is fouled by Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) as Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) grabs a rebound in front of Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott (30) and guard Patrick Beverley (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots over Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)NextShow Caption1 of 6Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots over Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ExpandDALLAS — Harrison Barnes scored 30 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith tipped in a rebound with 35 seconds remaining to give Dallas the lead for good in the Mavericks’ 114-110 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 23 rebounds in his first game against his former team.Lou Williams gave the Clippers just their second lead of the second half at 110-109 with a 3-pointer with 46.9 left, before Barnes drove the lane and missed — but Finney-Smith was there for a tip-in.Jordan then stole the ball from Williams and made one of two free throws for a 112-110 lead with 27.3 seconds to play. Dennis Smith Jr. blocked Tobias Harris’ shot and made the clinching free throws with 9.2 seconds left. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dallas played without rookie Luka Doncic, who suffered a right hip strain Friday against the Lakers. Without a true wing off the bench, Barnes played 38 minutes.Following a 10-0 LA run that gave the Clippers their biggest lead at 48-39 in the second quarter, the Mavericks answered with a 21-4 burst. Barea scored 12 points in the run. Jordan’s first basket of the game was an emphatic slam off an alley-oop pass from Dennis Smith Jr. to tie it at 52. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The game featured two loose-ball scraps between the Mavs’ Dennis Smith Jr. and the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley — the first resulting in Smith losing part of a tooth, and the second in Beverley’s ejection after a technical foul.Montrezl Harrell scored 23 points to lead the Clippers, and Danilo Gallinari and Williams each had 21Dallas led for most of the second half, but Harrell scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to bring the Clippers back. He scored on a dunk while getting fouled to tie the score at 107 with 1:15 to play, but missed the free throw.Related Articles TIP-INSClippers: Coach Doc Rivers on Jordan’s free-throw shooting, which has improved to 77 percent after averaging 45 percent in his first 10 seasons: “I told him that we’re going to check him, we’re going to see how good it really is.” Jordan was 4 of 7 from the line Sunday.Mavericks: In addition to Doncic, reserve forward Maxi Kleber sat out with right knee soreness. Coach Rick Carlisle doesn’t believe either injury is serious. … Carlisle also said Dirk Nowitzki is “getting closer” to returning from offseason ankle surgery but had no date for his return. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates