Wozniacki tells Liverpool: Impossible is nothing


first_imgLiverpool ‘Impossible is nothing’ – Wozniacki tips Liverpool for Premier League glory after Australian Open win Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 23:12 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Caroline Wozniacki Getty Liverpool Premier League The Danish tennis star has broken her duck at Grand Slam tournaments and believes her beloved Reds will taste title success in England at some stage Caroline Wozniacki has broken her Grand Slam duck and is tipping her beloved Liverpool to taste Premier League title glory in the near future.The Danish tennis star is back on top of the world rankings following a maiden major triumph at the Australian Open.Having twice been a runner-up at the US Open, Wozniacki outlasted Simona Halep, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in a pulsating final on Saturday in Melbourne. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As she savoured that success, attention was diverted back to football matters and the chances of Liverpool emulating her achievement by reclaiming the English top-flight title at some stage.Wozniacki told reporters on that challenge: “Impossible is nothing.”I’m sure, eventually, it will go well for them.”The 27-year-old is a famous follower of the Reds, with regular visits to Anfield made when a busy tennis schedule allows.Having been born on July 11, 1990, Liverpool have not tasted title glory during Wozniacki’s lifetime.Their last triumph, an 18th in the club’s illustrious history, came in the 1989-90 season.There have been a few near misses since then, most notably under Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers, but the crown has remained elusive.Jurgen Klopp is the man currently charged with the task of restoring the good times to Merseyside.He has been unable to break a silverware drought thus far, with that barren run having entered a sixth year, but remains in the hunt as the 2017-18 campaign approaches the business end.Whatever happens from this point, all of those connected with Liverpool can rely on the support of Wozniacki, with her exploits having proved that persistence and hard work will be rewarded in time. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

TFA European Development


first_imgIn line with Touch Football Australia’s direction to assist in the International Development of the Sport, National Coaching Director Dennis Coffey has returned from a development tour of Europe. Whilst in Europe, DC as he is commonly known, conducted a number of coaching courses in Germany, France, England and Scotland, with participants from these nations and also Belgium, Ireland, Wales, and Guernsey, training and accrediting over 100 new coaches. Participants included the likes of current Elite players and Presidents of the National Associtations. The courses will greatly assist in the development of coaches in these European Countries, which will further lead to the development of skills and the game overall.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd legend Robson praises caretaker Solskjaer


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Robson praises caretaker Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Bryan Robson has sung the praises of caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Robson has been with the squad for their warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week and praised the way Solskjaer is getting the best out of them.“Since he’s come into the club he’s been really positive with what he’s been saying and the way he wants the team to play,” said Robson.“The atmosphere seems to be really upbeat around the squad and they’re enjoying the type of work he’s doing. “Obviously, winning five games on the bounce is great for confidence and put a smile back on everyone’s faces.” last_img read more

Football Ohio State quarterback JT Barretts passes through Big Ten for final


Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass on the run during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJ.T. Barrett’s final run through the Big Ten wasn’t supposed to go like this. The redshirt senior Ohio State quarterback holds multiple conference and school records and is three touchdowns shy of matching former Purdue signal-caller Drew Brees’ Big Ten record for most total touchdowns. In his final season as a Buckeye, Barrett and a veteran-laden team, which began the season as the second-ranked team in the Associated Press preseason poll, were expected to be one of the nation’s top teams. But it won’t be easy for the first three-time team captain in program history.The quarterback’s team already has lost 31-16 to Oklahoma in the second week of the season. Penn State’s powerful offense stands in Ohio State’s way. Michigan’s stout defense has stymied Florida and Cincinnati in the first two weeks of the season. The Buckeyes must head to Iowa and Nebraska to take on tough opponents in hostile environments.Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) prepares to catch a snap during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBut perhaps most importantly, Barrett must not allow the critics who think redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins or redshirt sophomore Joe Burrow should replace him to enter his frame of mind.Luckily for Barrett, this scrutiny isn’t new. “Back in 2014, lost to Virginia Tech and I was 9-of-28 [passing]. So, I’ve been here before,” Barrett said after Saturday’s loss. “I didn’t play that bad, but I definitely didn’t play as far as putting us in the best situation to win. With that being said, I’m going to go to work and get better and I think just try to rally guys and make sure that when it comes next week that we’re at our best.”The difference between the 2014 home-opener loss to the Hokies and the recent loss to the Sooners is that Barrett no longer has youth as a reason for his struggles. When Barrett was thrust into the starting role as a redshirt freshman after quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his right shoulder which required season-ending surgery, expectations were low. Early career struggles were easy to explain, and chalked up to inexperience. But now, in 2017, Barrett has no such excuse. He holds 22 Ohio State records including most touchdowns in both a season and career, single-season passing efficiency, and total yards in a season.If someone with Barrett’s experience struggles, like he did against Oklahoma when he completed 19-of-35 passes for 183 yards, including an interception, he earns criticism. Barrett isn’t the only player who deserves criticism.  The six-player group of starting H-backs and wideouts — Parris Campbell, K.J. Hill, Johnnie Dixon, Binjimen Victor, Austin Mack and Terry McLaurin— has done little to help its quarterback. But as Barrett and coach Urban Meyer say, this comes with the position. “When you’re winning, I get too much credit. [That is] when I try to give that credit to the guys around me because that’s who I need — 10 other guys to play well. When we lose, I mean, I’m the one to blame too,” Barrett said. “It’s the life of a quarterback.”Regardless of how much blame Barrett deserves, he must overcome any inner doubt. Just two games — one against Army Saturday afternoon and another on Sept. 23 versus UNLV — stand between Ohio State and the remainder of its conference schedule. In Barrett’s time as a starter, Ohio State has lost just two games in the Big Ten. Michigan State defeated the Buckeyes 17-14 in 2015 to hand Barrett his first loss in more than a year. Last season, Penn State upset Ohio State, 24-21. In 2014, Barrett didn’t lose a game to a Big Ten opponent the entire season and was primarily responsible for Ohio State claiming the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterbacks J.T. Barrett heads to Ohio Stadium prior to the 2017 season opener on Sept. 9. The No.2 Buckeyes lost to No. 5 Oklahoma 31-16. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorNegative comments and judgements won’t matter if Ohio State wins, even if it isn’t always pretty. Meyer still believes in Barrett despite the offense’s inability to find an optimal flow and pace. “Any decisions about any personnel is strictly who gives us the best opportunity to win, whether it be right guard, quarterback. And it’s always been the case,” Meyer said Monday. “Right now it’s not even a question.”Neither Army, UNLV nor Rutgers — Ohio State’s next three opponents — has especially potent defenses. But Barrett must retake control of an offense that has looked like anything but the potent offense Meyer’s teams normally possess. Barrett played unexpectedly in 2014 because he was one of the few healthy options at quarterback. That isn’t the case in Barrett’s final run. Haskins and Burrow present themselves as intriguing options who have been in the program for years.The mystery and unknown invoke imagination. “Just how good is Haskins’ deep ball?” some wonder. “Maybe a quarterback change is just what a sputtering Ohio State offense needs,” critics say. If Barrett has his way, no one will ever know. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State unable to stop Gustafson in 7852 loss to


Ohio State freshman guard Janai Crooms (3) listens to coach Kevin McGuff during a timeout in the game against Penn State on Feb 6. Ohio State won 78-73. Credit: Cori Wade | Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State women’s basketball team could not stop Iowa Hawkeye senior forward Megan Gustafson enough to get the win on Sunday. The reigning Big Ten Player of the Year torched the Buckeye defense, shooting 14-19 from the field for 29 points along with 16 rebounds to give the No. 16 Hawkeyes (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten) the 78-52 victory against Ohio State (10-12, 6-7 Big Ten). Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff gave all the credit to Gustafson for beating the Buckeyes. “She’s an incredibly efficient player,” McGuff said. “She had 29 points on only 19 shots, so she really knows how to play the game. She understands angles, and she gives her teammates a great target to throw the ball too. And then she also knows how to function within their offense well to get the ball into the basket.”  Despite being down 19-9 early in the first quarter, the Buckeyes fought back in the second quarter, led by freshman forward Aaliyah Patty, who came off the bench to score eight points in that quarter, 11 points total on the game. Gustafson was held to only four points total that quarter.This effort helped Ohio State close the Iowa lead from 19-9 to 31-27 and went into the locker room at halftime with momentum on its side. However, the third quarter was where the game started to unravel for the Buckeyes. Led by Gustafson’s  15 points, Iowa scored 27 to effectively put the game out of reach.Freshman forward Dorka Juhasz felt Ohio State did its best to stop Gustafson, but the senior forward’s experience was a key factor in her success.“In the beginning, I thought that we were guarding her well,” Juhasz said. “But in the second half, that stopped working and we couldn’t get there in time to steal passes and that meant she scored. We knew that she was a great player, and we knew that she would come out of the locker room after halftime and she’s a senior, so she was going to execute.”Juhasz was one of the lone bright spots from the starting lineup for Ohio State. Despite still recovering from an ankle injury sustained back in January against Michigan State, Juhasz had her second consecutive double double, this time scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds. While not feeling 100 percent, Juhasz still felt she made a lot of improvement in Sunday’s game.“I would not say that I am back to full health like before the injury,” Juhasz said. “It’s always worse after the games, but during the game I was not even thinking about it.”Sunday’s game saw very quiet performances from three members of the Buckeye starting lineup. Redshirt senior guards Carmen Grande and Carly Santoro did not find the basket and redshirt senior forward Makayla Waterman put up five points, all of which came in the fourth quarter, with six rebounds.McGuff said Iowa had a very good defensive game plan that factored into limiting its key scorers, but the blame falls on a lack of execution.“We rely on those guys so much and they’ve been so consistently good,” McGuff said. “They just didn’t have the same night as normal for us. We competed for most part of the game, but our focus on execution was not where it needed to be. Against a team like Iowa, you’ve got to keep up with them by scoring the ball, because they are so good on offense.”Freshman guard Janai Crooms had another solid performance scoring 10 points with a season high seven assists. Patty, redshirt senior guard Adreana Miller and sophomore guard Jensen Caretti combined for 25 points out of 52 off the bench. Miller scored 11 and was 2-4 from the 3-point line while Caretti sunk a 3 in the first quarter. McGuff praised the bench for their efforts and gave them credit for keeping the team in the game.“I thought our bench stepped up and really gave us a lot of energy,” McGuff said. “When we substituted, we seemed to play with a little more energy and gave us more offense, so they did a great job.” Ohio State  will travel to face Rutgers on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Rutgers Athletic Center. read more

Juventus sign new goalkeeper


first_imgJuventus have just topped their list by signing a new goalkeeper Mattia Perin on a four-year deal.Perin has now joined Juventus from Serie A rivals Genoa three weeks after Gianluigi Buffon played his last game for the Italian champions.The 25-year-old was secured through the payment of an initial fee of 12m euros (£10.5m) for a four-year contract with Juve, according to BBC.Perin will now have to replace the 40-year-old World Cup-winning keeper Buffon, who spent 17 years at the Turin club but will now have to play elsewhere next season after changing his mind about retiring.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Perin spent eight years with Genoa and finished 12th in Serie A last season.A Juventus statement indicated there were 3m euros (£2.6m) in add-ons in the deal “given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract”.Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has also been linked with a move to Juventus, who have also signed Brazil winger Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich, after it was announced he will leave Anfield this summer.last_img read more

Obafemi is being praised by many managers


first_imgThe 18-year-old Republic of Ireland striker is said to be one of the fastest players in the English Premier LeagueMichael Obafemi has been called for the first time for the Republic of Ireland first squad.The Irish will play twice this week and the Southampton footballer would be able to play his first international match for his country.And his excellent performances at the club, have gained him much praise from a lot of managers.“He’s a really fast player and his speed is his most important quality,” said then Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino according to RTÉ Sport.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“He is also a good finisher, and I observed that their back four was really high and he could have some chances. He was there and he was really close, but it’s still the beginning of his career and he has to grow a lot.”“He’s got unbelievable pace,” said Mark Hughes.“It was important that I had a look at him in the Premier League environment because he could very well be someone we can use.”“Bringing on Michael late on in games as an impact sub could be something that will help us. I was pleased with what he did, he didn’t look fazed by the stage he was on, so that bodes well as something we can work on,” he added.last_img read more

It took a lot of guts Manuel Akanji


first_imgThe Swiss defender says his overjoyed about how Borussia Dortmund managed to come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Der KlassikerIn his first season with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, Swiss defender Manuel Akanji is overjoyed after the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.“It took a lot of guts, especially in the second half when you consider how many chances we had. We never gave in, we never stopped fighting,” he told the club’s official website.“To score 3 goals against Bayern is not bad at all. To concede two goals is a little too much. Our strength is that we can always turn it around. We proved that again this time.”borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“The Bavarians played at pace in the first half and you could detect that in the pressing. They had a lot of aggression,” he added.“The coach said at halftime that they wouldn’t be able to maintain that over 90 minutes and you could see that.”“They didn’t play the same way in the second half as they had in the first and neither did we, but we had a bit more in the tank,” he continued.“It’s only done when we’re done. The game is never done and dusted, we can fight until the last minute and we can turn it around. That is a good mentality.”last_img read more

Police foil quota reform rally of concerned guardians teachers


first_imgA huge contingent of police surrounds teachers, guardians and citizens who attempt to stage a demonstration under the banner of ‘Concerned Guardians and Civil Society’ in protest against attacks on quota protesters by ruling party’s student wing BCL, in front of the National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Focus BanglaThe police on Tuesday dispersed university teachers, guardians and activists of different left-leaning political parties as they tried to stage a demonstration in front of the National Press Club, protesting against the attacks on quota reform activists by BCL men across the country, reports UNB.The law enforcers also picked up professor Rahnuma Ahmed of Jagangirnagar University and former Bangladesh Chhatra Union president Baki Billah at that time. They were, however, released later on undertakings.Witnesses said around 100 demonstrators, including teachers of different universities, under the banner of ‘Concerned Guardians and Citizens’ tried to gather in front of the National Press Club since afternoon to begin their scheduled rally at 4:00pm.However, police dispersed them, saying they had no permission for holding the programme which led to a scuffle between the law enforcers and demonstrators.At that time, police allegedly assaulted Dhaka University teacher professor Fahmidul Haq and Ganasanghati Andolon convener Zunayed Saki.They also picked up professore Rahnuma Ahmed and Baki Billah from the spot. They were released in the evening.A member of police takes away the banner of the concerned guardians, teachers, and citizens who attempt to stage a demonstration under the banner of ‘Concerned Guardians and Civil Society’ in protest against attacks on quota protesters by ruling party’s student wing BCL,, in front of the National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Focus Bangla”Police misbehaved with me even after knowing my identity. I and Rahnuma Ahmed got on the van after police arrested Baki Billah and wanted to talk to the police officer. The officer accused me of damaging the police vehicle and tried to arrest me, too. But the other demonstrators resisted their attempt,” said Fahmidul Haq.On Monday, several activists of the Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, the platform which has been waging a campaign for reform in the quota system in the public service, were injured in attacks allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists and police when they tried to stage their scheduled programme in different universities.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League aka AL. On Saturday, at least six leaders of the platform were injured in an attack allegedly by the BCL activists on the Dhaka University campus.Protesting at the attack, the platform called an indefinite boycott of classes and examinations in all the universities and colleges across the country from Sunday.Dhaka University teacher professor Fahmidul Haq and Jagangirnagar University professor Rahnuma Ahmed got into police van when the cops pick up Bangladesh Chhatra Union’s former president Baki Billah during a protest against attacks on quota protesters by ruling party’s student wing BCL, in front of the National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Focus BanglaOn Sunday, detectives arrested Rashed Khan, joint convener of the platform, from Bhasantek in the city. Another joint convener Faruk Hassan was also shown arrested in a case.In April, students of public and private universities across the country waged a strong movement demanding reforms in the quota system.In the face of student agitations, AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina announced in parliament on 11 April abolition of all types of quotas in public jobs.As no gazette notification has so far been issued regarding the abolishment of the quota system as per the PM’s declaration, the leaders of the platform gathered in front of DU central library on Saturday to hold a scheduled press conference to announce their fresh programme. But, BCL activists allegedly carried out attacks on them around 10:50am.last_img read more

Party Politics National Edition Ep 40 Oprah 2020 And Trump Legislative Roundup


first_img X 00:00 /19:04 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen center_img Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images via Getty ImagesOprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, gave a rousing Golden Globes speech that spurred talk of a 2020 presidential run. Redistricting in the courtsAnd finally, Brandon and Jay look at President Trump’s legislative roundup. Check out our weekly Texas-centered episode too which you can subscribe to on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.   This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share On the latest episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus take a look at yet another busy week on the national political scene and around the world since the end of 2017:Oprah 2020?DACA up for discussion againSheriff Joe Arpaio runs,  California’s Darrell Issa retireslast_img read more

Johns Hopkins University Announces 25 Million Faculty Diversity Plan


first_imgJohns Hopkins University recently announced it is committing more than $25 million in new funding over the next five years toward recruiting and retaining diverse faculty members.The details of the faculty diversity plan were announced by Hopkins Provost Robert C. Lieberman and the deans of the university’s schools in a letter to the campus community. The initiative, the letter said, came out of the annual deans’ meeting last spring and was developed over the past year after intensive data trend analyses, consultation, comparison with peer institutions and other efforts.The initiative “will support our firm commitment to locate, attract, and retain the best and most talented faculty, representing a broad diversity of backgrounds, thought, and experiences,” the letter read. “Each academic division of the university will develop and execute a detailed plan, tailored to its specific academic discipline, to enhance faculty diversity and cultivate an environment that is inclusive of diverse scholars.”The diversity plan comprises five major components:-New search protocols for each department created with an eye to recruiting diverse talent. Search committee members will also receive unconscious bias training and diversity advocates will be included.-A fund that provides up to $100,000 per appointee to support the targeted recruitment of extraordinary minority and women scholars.-A new fund that supports visiting scholars for short or long stays, which may also prove as a means of recruiting diverse talent to the university.-A postdoctoral fellowship program will prepare designees for tenure-track faculty positions, particularly in fields where minorities and women are underrepresented.-A $50,000 annual award will be given by the provost’s office to a full-time Johns Hopkins faculty member who demonstrates excellence in research related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.According to the university’s Diversity Leadership Council’s 2014-2015 report, faculty from underrepresented backgrounds comprise on average 2-3 percent of tenure-track professors.Johns Hopkins is among several universities—including Brown, Yale and Harvard—that recently announced multi-million-dollar diversity and inclusion initiatives following student protests nationwide.last_img read more

Psychologists say Facebook Twitter harden gender walls


first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Psychologists say Facebook, Twitter harden gender walls (2012, June 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-psychologists-facebook-twitter-harden-gender.html Explore further Adding to a cynic’s file of Hardly-Shocking research is a new study out from the University of Bath that reports women are more attracted to social-networking sites than are men, who learn more toward Internet sites that carry games and gambling. Where the study does merit interest, however, is that it is a ten-year follow-up study that explores what if any changes have occurred since its first examination of gender differences in Internet usage in 2002. © 2012 Phys.Org Journal information: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking The paper, “Gender, Internet experience, Internet identification and Internet anxiety: a ten year follow-up,” appears in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. Dr. Richard Joiner is the lead author.”In our previous research we had found no gender differences in the use of the Internet for communication, whereas in the current study we have found that females use the Internet for communication than males and were using social network sites more than males.”As the study authors point out, the Internet has changed considerably since their 2002 look, with the introduction of Facebook, Twitter and deluge of smartphones. Interestingly, some theorists claimed early on that technology advancements would lessen gender differences and that the Internet would be an equalizer, but these authors have found otherwise.Women were more attracted to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and were significantly more likely to use email and telephone over the web than males; males were more likely than females to use newsgroups, gaming and gambling sites.The University of Bath study examined results from 501 first-year psychology undergraduate students from six UK universities. There were 389 females and 100 males. Twelve participants did not specify their gender. The sample was chosen to match as closely as possible the 2002 study sample.Product vendors and marketing agencies, among others, are most likely to pay attention to Internet gender-usage studies. The takeaway of the University of Bath Department of Psychology study is that its authors say the gap has grown wider between the way in which men and women use the Internet.“Our findings indicate that rather than transcending or overcoming gender differences in wider society, Internet use by males and females seems to reflect, and in some instances even exacerbate, these broader trends.”They also express support of the view that gender differences in the use of the Internet reflect gender differences in wider society and are thus “more resistant to change than some people have suggested.” More information: opus.bath.ac.uk/30228/ Examining gender disparities in injury mortality; men at exceptional risklast_img read more