12 12 In: Per Mertesacker (Arsenal): £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In contrast, with two clean sheets in his last three, and a price tag £1.5m less than that of Chris Smalling, Arsenals Per Mertesacker seems much more deserving of a place in your fantasy side. Out: Jamie Vardy (Leicester): £7.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Whisper it quietly (because we dont want to chat too much s*** about this fella), but Jamie Vardy has now not scored in his last five matches. The not so mild-mannered Englishman, renowned for his eloquent turns of phrase on Facebook, has struggled with injury lately and so, as much as we hate to say it, it might finally be time to let him go. 12 12 Out: Chris Smalling (Manchester United): £6.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With just one clean sheet in his last five matches, and a price tag of almost £7m, Chris Smalling simply isnt doing enough to justify his place in your teams defence at present. In: Dimitri Payet (West Ham): £7.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – We said it before the midweek games, but we thought wed say it again Dimitri Payet is back! On his first start since returning from injury, Payet recorded a goal and an assist and the Frenchman looks to have fully recovered from his time on the sidelines. 12 It’s week 22 of this season’s Fantasy Premier League and, after a hectic schedule of FA Cup fixtures followed by midweek matches, it’s nice to be able to return to the simple format of Saturday/Sunday games.Nobody’s going to be caught out by that surprise Tuesday night deadline this gameweek!It is worth noting there have been few injuries to talk about this week, with only one of the players on this week’s ‘OUT’ list being there through a fitness issue. Even Liverpool have managed to make it through this week without a member of their squad picking up another hamstring injury!This means most of the players on this week’s ‘OUT’ list have been picked because you are likely to have them in your side and need to be aware of their declining form, so be sure to keep an eye out for those too.Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… Out: Marco Arnautovic (Stoke): £6.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Two weeks ago, after his stellar performances against United and Everton, there was barely a Fantasy Premier League manager in the country who wasnt jumping aboard the Arnautovic express. Now, however, it seems the train might have run out of steam and with some tough upcoming fixtures it might already be time for you to trade in the Austria midfielder. Out: Theo Walcott (Arsenal): £8.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Theo Walcott returned from injury on good form, but since his screamer against City, has neither scored nor recorded an assist for his team. Walcott is simply too inconsistent to justify his £8.3m price tag at the moment. In: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal): £9.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If you were one of those unfortunate enough to invest in Andy Carroll before his latest injury blow, and you have a few extra million available in your budget, you might want to swap him for Olivier Giroud. As well as his two goals at Anfield on Wednesday night, Giroud has recorded two assists in his last three games and so has been consistently among the points of late. 12 In: Antonio (West Ham): £5.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – At a minimal price of just £5.2m, West Hams Antonio might be the perfect cheap replacement for Arnautovic. Antonio has two goals and four assists in his last four games, a record unheard of for a player so cheap. 12 In: Robert Huth (Leicester): £4.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – At the opposite end of the spectrum, Robert Huth and the rest of his Leicester defence have now kept three consecutive clean sheets. The Foxes will be looking to extend this run as they face Villa (away) and Stoke (at home) in their next two games. 12 Out: Andy Carroll (West Ham): £6.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Its the same old story for Andy Carroll. The injury prone striker looked to be finding good form once again in the league, before reminding us all that he is made of glass. 12 Out: Scott Dann (Crystal Palace): £5.8m – Click the yellow arrow above, right, for more transfer tips – Dann and the rest of his Palace defence have not kept a clean sheet in their last two matches and so, with fixtures against Man City (away) and Spurs (at home) coming up, he may be worth moving out of your team at least for the next two weeks. 12 12 12 In: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City): £13.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If somehow you can afford him, it could be a clever move to replace Vardy with Argentinas Sergio Aguero. Citys main man has now fully recovered from his injuries and its hard to imagine a scenario in which he wont soon rediscover his consistent scoring touch.
The St. Bernard’s boys and girls basketball teams each claimed first-round victories in Wednesday night’s North Coast Section Division-V playoff games. The No. 6 seed St. Bernard’s boys downed visiting No. 11 seed Oakland Military Institute 92-66 on the back of a 29-point performance by Garrison Finck.“They played the smartest game they have all year,” St. Bernard’s boys head coach Steve Thrap said. “No one played selfish, we played team focused basketball.”The No. 2 seed St. Bernard’s girls …
8 September 2012It took a late strike for five-time world champions Brazil to beat South Africa 1-0 in a friendly international to mark the symbolic handover from the previous to the forthcoming Fifa World Cup hosts in Sao Paulo on Friday evening.With goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune pulling off a number of stunning saves, it took until 15 minutes from the end of the match for the Brazilians to decide the match, with Givanildo Vieira de Souza – commonly known as Hulk – latching onto a rebound and firing home.Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said before the game that his team would play attacking football, and the South Africans created a number of chances, with Siphiwe Tshabalala firing wide on eight minutes and Siboniso Gaxa forcing the save from Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves soon after.Early in the second half, Gaxa and Lerato Chabangu both had good long-range shots that went narrowly high, while Tshabalala’s late attempt at an equaliser went wide.For the most part, however, Brazil were well in control of the game – but Dede, Neymar and Daniel Alves all failed to get the better of Khune, with Neymar in particular having a number of efforts saved by the South African ‘keeper.Igesund said afterwards that he was happy with his first game in charge of the national team.“I’m very satisfied with the result. We created quite a few good chances, and this was a good start for us.”Khune said that Bafana had not been cowed by their illustrious opponents.“We came here and we meant business,” Khune said. “The nation should be proud.”SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another dry day today , then we shift gears into a wet weekend, or at least a wet first half of the weekend. Today we should end up with a mix of clouds and sun, although clouds will start to increase this afternoon and evening in south and southwest parts of the state ahead of our next big weather system. This system is expected to have a very large geographical footprint, so clouds can show up long before any precipitation does. We are pushing the initial batch of moisture off a bit this morning. We think we are able to stay dry in all areas through the overnight tonight. Rains start tomorrow morning in far southern Ohio, near the Ohio river. Then they spread north through the balance of the day, and we will see statewide rain coverage by sunset tomorrow. We have a chance of thunderstorms overnight tomorrow night, but we are seeing less of a risk of heavy rain in that period. Overall, combined rains from Saturday into early Sunday will be from .25”-1.25” with coverage at 90%. The map at right shows rain totals through Sunday morning. Behind the front we turn very, very window for Sunday. These winds will likely try and break up clouds over the region, giving at least some sunshine, but the winds themselves are going to be impressive. We expect winds to average 20-40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Temperatures will be steady to falling through the day and that will make it feel much colder. We stay partly sunny and chilly for Monday and Tuesday with winds finally diminishing through the day Monday. Temps will be below normal. There still is a nice chance of snow over 60% of the state on Wednesday, bringing a coating to an inch or so. Back to dry weather for Thursday of next week as strong high pressure builds in right over the top of us. Then we stay partly sunny and chilly for next Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Next Sunday afternoon and evening we are keeping our forecast open to allow for some scattered light snow showers that could bring minor accumulations. We are not married to this idea, but it looks like there can be a bit of a minor disturbance in there. For the extended 11-16 day window, we are pushing back our next event just a bit, looking at snow for the 7th of March, with accumulations likely. We turn much warmer behind that event, with temps above normal and breezy conditions likely for the 8th and 9th to finish out the extended forecast period.