Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman’s body that washed ashore at Gilgo Beach this week has been identified as that of a 31-year-old Queens woman who was reported missing from the area three months ago.Suffolk County police said the victim was Natasha Jugo of Queens Village, whose belongings and car were found near Ocean Parkway after she disappeared in March.People walking on the beach saw Jugo’s body wash up on Monday night and called 911.Police have said that they do not suspect a link between the woman’s disappearance and the discovery of 11 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in recent years.
Press Association A draw against Aston Villa on Saturday made it seven points from a possible 12 in November and has lifted the Clarets off the bottom of the table after they opened their season with nine matches without a victory. And while he admits the leap from the SkyBet Championship, from which they were promoted last season, is a large one he had no doubts his players could bridge it and now they are starting to put results together he thinks it is making opponents view them differently. Burnley manager Sean Dyche insists a three-match unbeaten run has reinforced his players’ belief that they can cut it in the Premier League. “The good results enforce the belief and enhance it,” he said ahead of Tuesday’s visit of Newcastle. “I have never had doubts about the group. “We know the challenge, we know there is an area of the market we are in and we are realistic in our views but the team is improving technically, tactically and physically. “It is as much mentality as belief; that can be a big jump from the Championship to the Premier League because every game is a big game. “There is a period of adaptation for the group but they have done well through that and what was deemed a really poor start has turned into not a poor start and people are thinking ‘Hang on, they are delivering, they are getting points on the board’. “There is a different look to us now from the outside looking in but we’ve had our belief from the start of the season.” Newcastle’s injury problems have hit “critical”. That was the assessment of manager Alan Pardew, who will take a threadbare squad to Turf Moor due to fitness problems and suspensions. Goalkeeper Tim Krul, captain Fabricio Coloccini and Rolando Aarons are all injured, while Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson and Massadio Haidara all face late fitness tests. With Moussa Sissoko being sent off against West Ham on Saturday and Jack Colback having collected his fifth booking of the campaign, the Magpies are likely to be severely underpowered. “It’s critical, I would say, in terms of the spine of the team,” said Pardew. “There’s no Tim, no Moussa, no Jack who would all probably start if they were fit. “We’re taking 22 players to Burnley, and three of them are youth-team players.” Pardew declined to blame sheer bad luck for the beleaguered state of his squad. Instead, he suggested the growing intensity of life in the Barclays Premier League – on the training park as well as on a matchday – is leaving players vulnerable. “We’re carrying a lot of injuries at the moment, but I think all Premier League teams go through that,” he said. “I think the way we play and the way we train in the Premier League, not just us, is putting more players at risk of injury because we’re really at the very edge of the physical capabilities of players. “On top of that they get taken away on internationals, where we’ve lost so many players this season.” Williamson, Haidara and Janmaat will all make the trip to Burnley before a final decision is made on their availability but if the news is not good Pardew could be forced to hand either Remie Streete or Lubomir Satka a debut.
Facebook Twitter Google+ BUFFALO, N.Y. — In December, after Syracuse blew a two-goal lead to tie with Rochester Institute of Technology, SU head coach Paul Flanagan lamented his team’s performance. “One of the worst defeats I’ve been around,” Flanagan said on Dec. 2nd. “It was an awful hockey game. Brutal. Just brutal.”In the three meetings between the schools since then, SU has outscored the Tigers, 10-2, while registering 59 more shots on net. In the HarborCenter on Friday night in the conference semifinals, Syracuse piled on four more goals and 42 shots to its impressive totals.The dominance over RIT continued for Syracuse (16-12-5, 14-4-2 College Hockey America) as the team that started the season 0-4-2 advanced to a third straight CHA title game, smothering the Tigers (7-27-2, 4-14-2), 4-0. The Orange overwhelmed by controlling the offensive zone, tiring out RIT and peppering Tigers goalie Jenna de Jonge with shots throughout the night.“We really wanted to go after them and make their (defense) work,” Flanagan said. “Eliminate their game and maybe try to spring people.”Despite owning possession and shots in the first period, Syracuse couldn’t capitalize on any of its numerous scoring chances. It wouldn’t matter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a span of 1:35 in the middle of the second period, Syracuse finally displayed the domination on the scoreboard. First, Heather Schwarz tucked away a rebound on the doorstep from Megan Quinn’s blast. 1-0. Then as RIT tried to clear the zone, an SU poke check had the puck pinballing from skate to skate where it eventually found Kelli Rowswell’s stick. All alone in the slot she fired on net, bouncing the puck off de Jonge’s shoulder and just by her glove, 2-0.The Orange was able to pin RIT in the defensive zone for upwards of one or even two minutes multiple times. The zone control enabled SU to frequently change and keep fresh skaters and shooters on the ice while RIT’s skaters were trapped, left to toil away, chasing pass after pass.“Being on the offensive side of it,” Quinn said, “it’s fun. It’s fun keeping them in and making them work around and getting them tired.”With 18:14 left in the game, Quinn delivered another goal. Allie Munroe tacked on a power-play goal securing the commanding victory.“Being able to play so well and dominate them as much as we did was huge,” goalie Abbey Miller said. “Hopefully we can keep it going for tomorrow.”The title game is familiar territory for SU. Every player and coach for Syracuse remembers that agony of losing the CHA Title in overtime to Mercyhurst last year. They recall the sting of dropping the title bout to RIT just twelve months before that.Since starting a program and joining the CHA in 2008, SU has been to five conference title games. Drubbing RIT was just another opportunity to get back to there. Syracuse found a way to change the narrative against the Tigers this season. Now, it has to do that in the season’s biggest game.“There’s a lot of disappointment,” Flanagan said. “We’ve got to figure out a way to come up with a ‘W.’”After the win, Syracuse players emerged from the locker room all wearing the same shirt. Navy blue with “BTC” emblazoned in big orange letters across the front.“BTC” has been a motto for Syracuse during the season, taking on many secret meanings. For this weekend, there is one they revealed.“Break the cycle.” Comments Published on March 4, 2017 at 12:03 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham
JOSE MOURINHO has accepted defeat in his quest to prioritise one competition this season.But Tottenham’s boss is getting ready to revolutionise his squad this summer.2 Jose set for transfer warCredit: EPASpurs’ crippling injury list has hit the club hard and exposed Mourinho to criticism over his methods.Heading into today’s teatime clash at Burnley, embattled Spurs are on a four- match losing run.After the FA Cup KO on penalties against Norwich, Mourinho vowed to talk to the club and decide whether he should prioritise today’s clash or Tuesday’s Champions League second leg with RB Leipzig.No such showdown has taken place with chairman Daniel Levy, as Mourinho accepts they have no choice but to go full tilt in both matches despite his threadbare squad showing signs of running on empty.But the Special One has made it clear Spurs must spend big in the summer because they simply cannot be caught short by injuries again.Mourinho said: “I know the priority, I do not need a specific day to have a specific discussion with the boss.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes“We are together every day. I don’t need to have a discussion, we just need to share our ideas.“We feel the same. We know that the players are tired, the injured players. We know we have to build a squad more balanced for next season.“You have to be ready to cope with these unpredictable things.“We need to have a different shape to the squad to be ready for these unexpected things that happen to us.“But we all know we have to try to win tomorrow and try to win on Tuesday.“If we don’t then we leave, like we did in the last match against Norwich. We leave, we sleep in peace, sad, but we sleep in peace then the next day, we go again.”Mourinho has never suffered a run of four successive defeats, and with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko still absent he has few options to make any changes.It is putting huge pressure on the remaining players, who have all been consulted by the management team to see if they have the energy to go again against the Clarets.To a man, the entire squad have stood up to be counted — but some have admitted they are close to running on empty.They include new signing Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura, who are having to shoulder a huge workload.2 Crocked Spurs star Harry KaneCredit: ReutersMourinho added: “Some people are critical of me because I am repeating the same comments all the time so I don’t want to repeat the same things.“Obviously people are tired to listen to it but the run of injuries this club had this season, starting with Hugo Lloris and ending with Sonny, is something really crazy.“But again we have to prepare ourselves for something similar to happen again and we have to build a squad that protects against this kind of situation.“We are in a situation where I think it is very hard to prioritise. But it is a discussion to have internally. The communication with the players is always the most important thing.“Some players over the last 120 minutes have run more than 15km.TottenhamRACE OFFBoston Marathon CANCELED due to coronavirus pandemicWHO’S THE DADDYCamilla Thurlow holds Jamie Jewitt’s ‘baby bump’ in hilarious pic’hold firm’Stern warning for businesses using loopholes to flout restrictions and reopenPLOT TWISTThe Walking Dead boss tried to kill off Negan in season 8 with Maggie shootingWhy yo-oh-oh-oh-oh-gaaaaa is good for youMAKE A HOUSE A HOMEHabitat announces 25% off EVERYTHING for Bank Holiday weekendHELPING HANDGenerous Northern Ireland YouTuber Adam B buys his parents a houseSpoilerANDREA’S RAGEEmmerdale’s Andrea vows revenge on Jamie after realising he is leaving herSpoilerDAD IN DISGUISEEmmerdale’s Vinny horrified as he discovers Alex is really his dad PaulSpoilerLOVE RATHarriet agrees to marry Will on Emmerdale despite affair with Malone“We know we are going to play against players who have had a week preparing for the match.“We have decisions to make. Of course we want to win tomorrow and the tie on Tuesday but we have to find a way where we give some players a better chance to perform.“I love the player who says ‘I am available for everything you want and everything you need.’“But there comes a ‘but’ and after the but comes: ‘I need a rest’.“We have to analyse the but. But it is fantastic for me.“I am so happy to be here — it is fantastic to work with boys like them.“It’s not like I’m saying our squad is not good. The squad is good. At this moment we are in trouble. It’s so simple as that.”Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youth