Press Association The Spaniard has been in talks with the club over the last couple of days after the Toffees agreed a compensation deal, believed to be about £1.5million, with Wigan. Martinez, 39, has always been the long-time favourite to succeed Manchester United-bound David Moyes after his 11 years in charge. Everton have called a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at which it is expected Roberto Martinez will be unveiled as their new manager. Martinez emerged as the outright first choice of chairman Bill Kenwright after he considered a three-man shortlist, believed to also include Porto’s Vitor Pereira and former Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick, over the weekend. However, the Toffees’ interest in the Latics boss was registered some time before that when it became clear the Spaniard was considering his position following their relegation from the Premier League. Everton made an official approach on May 24 and four days later Martinez told Wigan chairman Dave Whelan he wanted to leave as he did not feel up to the task of getting the club out of the npower Championship. However, despite the negative connotations of taking a team down Martinez enhanced his reputation by winning the FA Cup – something Moyes never achieved – by beating Manchester City at Wembley last month. He is renowned for playing an attractive style of football and working on a relatively stringent budget, both of which appealed to the Goodison hierarchy. Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes Martinez will be “a breath of fresh air” after Moyes’ more regimented approach. “The way he plays the game, the fans are going to like the style, and I think the players are going to improve, and that’s really important,” he said. “Everton have wonderfully gifted players and I think he will give them a new lease of life.”
The Irish fighter – arguably the greatest female boxer of her time – saw off Estelle Mosseley to lift the 60kg crowd in Bucharest. Taylor, 28, won on the scorecard of all three judges. Press Association Katie Taylor recorded a sixth successive European title win on Saturday. The victory is her 16th major title, which includes Olympic gold, four world titles and six European Union titles. “Thanks everyone for all your support and prayers,” she wrote on Twitter. “Six X European Champion!! To God be the glory….always!!!” There was no gold medal joy for English duo Natasha Jonas and Stacey Copeland, though. Jonas was beaten 3-0 by Anastasia Beliakova in the 64kg category, while Copeland was seen off by Elena Vystropova by the same scoreline in the 69kg section. “Though not at my preferred weight today I got a European silver,” Jonas tweeted. “I had a job to do, a point to prove.”
Published on February 13, 2015 at 12:49 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: Two beat writers were assigned to make a case for which player they would rather have for one game — one for Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas, one for Duke’s Jahlil Okafor.Don’t get me wrong — Rakeem Christmas is having a hell of a season.He’s enjoyed a relatively unprecedented spike in production for a Syracuse big man. A year after being the Orange’s fourth scoring option — and I use the word option cautiously — he’s in the conversation with the country’s best post players.I’d gladly have his production on my team. But I wouldn’t pass on Jahlil Okafor first.The 6-foot-11, 270-pound Duke freshman is in line for a ton of accolades this season and will probably be the first player to emerge from the green room at the NBA Draft. Christmas’ draft potential won’t even land him in the arena that day. In the long term, this isn’t much of a debate. On a one-day rental, though, it’s closer — but I’m still taking Okafor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe’ll likely have his way against Christmas and the Orange on Saturday — partly because SU doesn’t have the depth to play Duke physically, but also partly because he’s just a more talented big man than Christmas is.“He has a toughness. Jah’s special in every way,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters after Duke beat Boston College on Jan. 3. “He’s really got everything.”Maybe not everything — Okafor’s defense is suspect, particularly in the pick-and-roll game.But on the other hand, we haven’t seen Christmas defend anybody man-to-man for a whole game since high school. And in my hypothetical one-game moonlight as a head coach, zone probably wouldn’t be the way to go.Even though Christmas moves quickly enough to be a better one-on-one defender than Okafor, what the Duke center brings to the table offensively more than makes up for his defensive inabilities.Not only does he have 2 inches and 20 pounds on Christmas, but Okafor — who grabs more offensive rebounds than any other Atlantic Coast Conference player — uses his size better than the SU senior does. Christmas is an imposing big man, but a bit too thin to body up some of the country’s biggest post players — not that SU’s thin rotation would allow him to do that anyway.Don’t be swayed by the fact Christmas has exploded for 35 points this season and slightly edges Okafor in the rebounding column. The SU big man has played five consecutive full games. Okafor has spent more than 35 minutes on the floor in just two games this season — and has still scored in double digits in every game, unlike Christmas.But numbers aside, let’s get down to the skill sets.Christmas has really come a long way offensively. His footwork, baby hook and shooting touch from point-blank range are miles better from when he came to SU as a defensive and rebounding specialist. And he’s made good decisions when ACC teams have sent double teams his way.But Okafor takes it a step further. His inventiveness around the basket — switching hands seamlessly at the rim, reversing direction from seemingly dead spots in the paint and, most of all, converting from anywhere — is something no other big man in the country can compete with.“I was just trying to be aggressive and send a message that one man can’t guard me,” Okafor told reporters after Duke routed Notre Dame last Saturday.With his massive hands, hauling in entry passes and kicking them back out of double teams is nearly effortless — and Okafor’s been doing that since before ACC play began.Christmas can only receive the ball in so many spots on the court and be effective. Okafor makes it work with whatever space he’s given. Surround him with shooters, like Krzyzewski has, and Okafor’s even more of a weapon.Christmas doesn’t dribble well enough to get to spots like Okafor does, and he doesn’t connect from midrange nearly well enough, either — the two biggest clouds hanging over the SU big man’s NBA prospects, aside from his size.But again, this debate isn’t about the big picture.It’s about the one who can simply do more with the ball in his hands.Phil D’Abbraccio is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter at @PhilDAbb. Comments
Roger Federer has not won a Grand Slam title this year but the 17-time Grand Slam champion topped Forbes magazine’s list of the 10 top tennis moneymakers announced Monday.The Swiss star made $56.2 million (42.6 million euros) from July of last year through this past June, with endorsement deals from such firms as Rolex and Nike bringing the lion’s share of that total, more than $40 million (30 million euros).At age 33, Federer owns three titles in 2014 and was a Wimbledon runner-up, dropping the final in five sets to top-ranked Novak Djokovic.Five men and five women made this year’s list.Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who won his ninth French Open crown this past June, ranked second on the list at $44.5 million (33.7 million euros) but was on the sidelines on Monday as the US Open began in New York because of a wrist injury. Nadal had $30 million (22.7 million euros) in sponsor money.Serbia’s Djokovic was third with $33.1 million (25 million euros) that included $12.1 million (9.1 million euros) in prize money. Russian beauty Maria Sharapova was fourth overall but topped the women on the list with $24.4 million (18.5 million euros), $22 million (16.6 million euros) of it from endorsements.China’s Li Na, who won her second Grand Slam title in January at the Australian Open, was fifth on $23.6 million with $18 million in endorsement income. She is absent from the US Open with a knee injury.World number one Serena Williams ranked sixth on the money list with $22 million, half from prize money.Britain’s Andy Murray, whose earnings jumped more than $4 million after he became the first British man to win the Wimbledon crown since 1936 last year, ranked seventh on $19.1 million (14.4 million in euros), with $15 million (11.3 million euros) of that from endorsements.With his adidas contract expiring this year, a lucrative new deal with adidas or Nike could raise his total next year no matter how he fares at this year’s US Open. Victoria Azarenka was eighth at $11.1 million (8.4 million euros), with $7.5 million (5.6 million euros) from endorsements, with Japan’s Kei Nishikori ninth on $11 million 8.3 million euros) that included $9 million (6.8 million euros) in sponsorship deals and Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki 10th on $10.8 million (8.1 million euros), $9.5 million (7.2 million euros)of that from endorsements.
Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousThe Angels’ Justin Upton, left, argues to the home plate umpire after getting struck out to end the game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. Chicago won 5-3. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Chicago White Sox’s Jose Abreu is welcomed in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, celebrates his solo home run with third base coach Dino Ebel during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Los Angeles Angels dugout welcomes Shohei Ohtani after he hit a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun hits an RBI-double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches a fly ball during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Chicago White Sox’ Jose Abreu rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Chicago White Sox’ Jose Abreu hits a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Chicago White Sox’s Kevan Smith gets hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels’ Hansel Robles with the bases loaded, scoring Jose Abreu, during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)The Chicago White Sox celebrate their 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)The Angels’ Justin Upton, left, argues to the home plate umpire after getting struck out to end the game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. Chicago won 5-3. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Chicago White Sox’s Jose Abreu is welcomed in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. 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(AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)ExpandANAHEIM — The Angels’ 5-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night wasn’t their worst game of the year, but it may have been the ugliest.From Jaime Barría losing control of the ball because of excessive sweat, to two Angels balks, to a 1-for-10 performance with runners in scoring position, the Angels did little well enough to beat one of the worst teams teams in the major leagues.The game ended with Justin Upton, who represented the winning run, taking a called third strike and then arguing with umpire Ryan Additon that Joakim Soria had balked.“On a night they are calling balks, they let him get away with a couple times not coming to a stop,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “That’s what we saw from our dugout.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Upton had also taken a called third strike to end the seventh, with a runner on base. In the fifth, Albert Pujols grounded out to leave the bases loaded.The Angels didn’t score after Shohei Ohtani’s 435-foot solo homer in the fourth — his eighth of the year — put them ahead 3-1 and seemingly on their way to a much needed victory against a team they should beat.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Pretty much after that, though, the night went the wrong way for the Angels.Just after they came up empty in the bottom of the fifth, with a chance to pad their 3-2 lead, Barría took the mound in the sixth and couldn’t find the strike zone.He walked the first two hitters and was pulled, with only 71 pitches. Although Barria’s velocity also was slightly down — 89 mph instead of 91-92 — Scioscia and Barría said there was nothing physically wrong. They didn’t agree on what was, though.Scioscia said Barría seemed to be fatigued, the result of not pitching in a game during his temporary demotion to the minors during the All-Star break.“He was up (in the zone) for most of the night,” Scioscia said. “He got away with it. He made some good pitches to get out of some jams and minimize some damage. When he started the sixth walk-walk, it was uncharacteristic of Jaime.”Barría, however, said through an interpreter that he wasn’t fatigued. He said he’d thrown three bullpen sessions since his last big league start, and he felt “100 percent.”Instead, it was the unusually humid night, with a first-pitch temperature of 88 degrees.“I was sweating on my hands and that affected me,” Barría said. “Even though I was grabbing dirt from the mound, I kept sweating so I couldn’t control the ball … It felt like the ball was slipping.”Barría then gave way to Hansel Robles, who immediately gave up a ground ball single to José Abreu, tying the game 3-3. Robles would allow two more runs to score, on a sacrifice fly and by hitting Kevan Smith with the bases loaded, putting the Angels behind 5-3.Related Articles Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak All told, the Angels walked three, hit a batter and gave up an infield hit in the ugly inning.After that, the Angels had chances, but they couldn’t convert. White Sox manager Rick Renteria used six relievers, including four to face four batters in the eighth, to escape.David Fletcher led off the ninth against Soria with his third hit of the game — and his eighth hit in the last three games — and then Mike Trout drew a two-out walk, his fourth of the game.That brought up Upton, who had been swinging the bat better over his past dozen games. Upton’s strikeout ended it and began an argument about Soria’s delivery.“On the offensive end, we had chances,” Scioscia said, “but obviously we didn’t get that hit.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield
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Matthew Stafford injury update: Lions QB expected to play vs. Chiefs Bears’ Matt Nagy praises Khalil Mack: He’s ‘on another level right now’ Melvin Gordon activated by Chargers, reportedly will have limited role vs. Dolphins Saquon Barkley is optimistic he will return from his injury sooner than later. The Giants running back, who is recovering from a high ankle sprain, has told people he can beat his four- to six-week timetable for recovery, according to NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources. The report added, however, that the Giants’ training staff will make sure he’s cautious in making his return. Per @KimJonesSports, #Giants RB Saquon Barkley is already telling people he can beat the timetable for recovery from a high-ankle sprain, while the team training staff will make sure he’s cautious enough.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2019Barkley injured his ankle in the second quarter of Week 3’s win over the Buccaneers and had to be helped to the locker room. He came back to the sideline using crutches and wearing a walking boot.Coach Pat Shurmur said earlier this week that New York doesn’t plan on placing the star on injured reserve. Related News “At this point, no. … I want to be clear, [the plan] doesn’t involve putting Saquon on IR,” Shurmur told reporters Thursday. “Rehab him and get him ready to go. See how that plays out.”Shurmur’s comments come after Barkley visited specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, who reportedly told the running back that he won’t need surgery, according to NFL Network. TightRope surgery was an option to help stabilize the ankle, which is a procedure Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had last year on his high ankle sprain.Barkley, selected with the second overall pick in the 2018 draft, had rushed for team-high 227 yards, second in the NFL, and had one rushing touchdown in two games entering Week 3. He had eight carries for 10 yards and four receptions for 27 yards before leaving Sunday. Last season, he led the league with 2,028 yards from scrimmage as a rookie and also scored 15 total touchdowns to earn 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year honors.Wayne Gallman, who had five carries for 13 yards in Sunday’s game and has only seven carries for 30 this season, is expected to carry the backfield workload in Barkley’s absence.The Giants (1-2) are will host the Redskins (0-3) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington girls softball team wrapped up its regular season with a split against El Dorado and Valley Center Friday afternoon. The Crusaders go into post season play with a 8-12 record. The softball triangular with El Dorado and Valley Center was postponed from Monday due to stormy weather. The Crusaders won the first game against El Dorado 7-4 and lost the second to Valley Center 10-0.In the first game, El Dorado opened up a 4-0 lead in the first three innings. However, Wellington got hot late getting two runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth and then four runs in the seventh. Jade Dry drove in the go-ahead run to give the Crusders the lead. McKennaÂ Oathout and Shelby Hamel both singled setting Dryâ€™s hitting them home. Taylor Zimmerman and Carlie McComb also scored in the inning.Peyton Adams was the winning pitcher allowing four hits, walking four while striking out five.Â In game two, Wellington was run ruled by Valley Center. The Hornets scored five runs in the second and four in the fourth, before adding one run to top off the Crusaders.Jaden Dry was the losing pitcher allowing nine hits and four walks, while striking out one.Wellington now starts post season. The Crusaders will play Mulvane at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. LP Dry 5I 9H 10R 5ER 4BB 1KWP Spears GAME 1 vs ELDORADO WHS 0 0 0 0 2 1 4. Â Â 7 8 1EHS 1 1 2 0 0 0 0. Â Â 4 4 7 McComb 1/5 2R 2SBP Adams 0/4 1RBI 1BBBuck 1/5 1RBIDeJarnett 0/4 1R 1BBOathout 2/4 2R DBLM Adams 0/3 SACHamel 1/3 1R 1BBDefore 1/1 2BBDry 1/1 2RBIMullen 1/4Zimmerman 1R WHS 0 0 0 0 0. Â Â 0 3 2VCHS 0 5 0 4 1. Â 10 9 0 WP P Adams 7I 4H 4R 2ER 4BB 5KLP Morrow GAME 2 vs Valley Center McComb 1/2 1BBP Adams 0/2Buck 1/2Dry 0/2E Goodrum 0/1Oathout 0/1M Adams 0/2A Goodrum 1/2Zimmerman 0/2Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Another attitude on InstagramThrough his Instagram, One of Neymar’s favorite channels, the Brazilian offered a message quite different from that shown at the end of the match.Neymar shared a montage in which he imitates the celebration of Erling Haaland in the first leg and wrote: “Paris is our city, not yours”, feeding the pique more with the 19-year-old forward. In his stories he also shared all the congratulations from his friends and teammates. Neymar Jr played for the first time in a Champions League round of 16 return since joining Paris Saint-Germain and did not disappoint. The Brazilian, whose last meeting at this point was in 2017 and to eliminate his current club (6-1 in Barcelona), scored the first goal that tied the tie against Borussia Dortmund with an excellent header. The 10 became one of the men of the party and left the green excited until already, outside the field, he finally collapsed as captured by the cameras of RMC Sport. The Brazilian felt the pressure to take his team to the next round in a year where the demand is highest for Parisians, whose main objective is the Champions League.
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